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Talking Book Topics March-April 2016

Volume 82, Number 2

About Talking Book Topics

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

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Library of Congress, Washington 2016
Catalog Card Number 60-46157
ISSN 0039-9183

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In Brief

Books for Adults

Adult Fiction

Adult Nonfiction

Books for Children

Childrenʼs Fiction

Children’s Nonfiction

  • Biography
  • Hobbies and Crafts
  • Nature
  • Science and Technology
  • Foreign Language Books

    Audio Magazines

    In Brief

    New audio magazines available

    Fourteen new audio magazines are available to subscribers via download on the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) service or by postal delivery through the Magazine on Cartridge (MOC) program. Eleven of these new audio magazines are locally produced by libraries in the NLS network. The new magazine titles, their frequency, and a short description of their subject matters are listed below. Contact your local library if you wish to subscribe.

    • AARP The Magazine (bimonthly) and AARP Bulletin (10 issues/year): The two periodicals are bundled as a single subscription. Magazine and bulletin of the nonprofit, nonpartisan organization for people 50 and older
    • Audubon (bimonthly): Magazine of the National Audubon Society, whose mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems
    • Cowboys and Indians (8 issues/year): Magazine about the American West
    • Humpty Dumpty (bimonthly): Interactive activities and stories for children ages 2 to 6
    • Missouri Conservationist (monthly): The Missouri State Department of Conservation’s monthly magazine
    • National Geographic Traveler (bimonthly): World exploration trips and travel tips
    • O, The Oprah Magazine (monthly): Information and inspiration, including expert advice, style ideas, health tips, and recipes
    • Oklahoma Today (bimonthly): Official state magazine exploring the people, places, history, and culture of Oklahoma
    • Playboy (monthly): Men’s lifestyle and entertainment magazine
    • Rolling Stone (biweekly): Pop culture magazine with music reviews, movie reviews, and interviews
    • Seventeen (10 issues/year): Magazine for teens with fashion, beauty, dating, and health tips
    • Smithsonian (11 issues/year): Looks at topics researched, studied, and exhibited by the Smithsonian Institution
    • Southern Living (13 issues/year): Guide to Southern culture, recipes, travel, and events
    • Vital Speeches of the Day (monthly): Speeches important to the public concern


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    Accessible children’s story website

    A visually impaired father with two young children designed the Storybud website ( External) to be easy to use by people with visual impairments. The site now contains more than 1,000 children’s stories including classics, legends, folklore and tales from many lands. Stories can be downloaded as text or MP3 files to a computer for leisure reading. For more information visit the site or email [email protected] .

    Books for Adults

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

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

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

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    Books for Adults

    Adult Fiction


    The Avengers: Everybody Wants to Rule the World
    DB81816 7 hours 41 minutes
    by Dan Abnett
    read by Jeff Allin
    Multiple villains—Hydra, A.I.M., Ultron, Dormammu, and High Evolutionary—are ready to rule mankind and the world. But the Avengers want to know who is really behind these simultaneous attacks and wonder whether they can stop them all. Violence and some strong language. 2015.

    Rocket Raccoon and Groot: Steal the Galaxy! Guardians of the Galaxy; an Original Novel of the Marvel Universe
    DB82251 10 hours 15 minutes
    by Dan Abnett
    read by John Haag
    During a spaceport brawl, Rocket Raccoon and Groot rescue an android Recorder from a pack of alien Badoons. Everyone in the galaxy, however, including the ruthless Kree Empire and the stalwart Nova Corps, seems to want that Recorder. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2014.

    The Solomon Curse
    DB82474 11 hours 48 minutes
    by Clive Cussler and Russell Blake
    read by Scott Brick
    Some say the bay off Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands was the site of the Solomon king’s lost empire, with great treasure beneath the waters. Others say disappearances at the hands of cannibal giants happened there. The husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo explore. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    Court of Fives
    DB82457 11 hours 42 minutes
    by Kate Elliott
    read by Georgia Dolenz
    When a scheming lord tears Jessamy’s family apart, she must rely on her unlikely friendship with Kalliarkos, a high-ranking Patron boy, and her skill at Fives, an intricate, multi-level, athletic competition that offers a chance for glory and protection. Commercial audiobook. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2015.

    DB82471 13 hours 1 minute
    by Colleen Houck
    read by various narrators
    While visiting the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art Egyptian exhibit, teen Lilliana Young comes face to face with a recently awakened mummy—the handsome sun god, Amon. Lily’s fate becomes entwined with Amon’s as he plans to battle the god of chaos. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2015.


    The Girl Who Slept with God
    DB82456 15 hours 10 minutes
    by Val Brelinski
    read by Abby Craden
    Idaho, 1970. After a mission trip to Mexico, seventeen-year-old Grace returns home pregnant. She swears the baby is the child of God, but her evangelical family buys a small farm on the edge of town and hides her away with her social-outcast sister, Jory. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    The Far End of Happy
    DB82127 9 hours 0 minutes
    by Kathryn Craft
    read by Mare Trevathan
    On the day Jeff is to supposed move out, his wife Ronnie discovers him pulling into the driveway already drunk—and carrying a shotgun. An armed standoff with cops develops. Ronnie, her mom, and Jeff’s mom reflect on the events that led up to the conflict. Strong language and some violence. 2015.

    All the Single Ladies
    DB82303 10 hours 16 minutes
    by Dorothea Benton Frank
    read by Mare Trevathan
    While caring for dying Kathy’s, Lisa bonded with Kathy’s two best friends as they visited her at the hospice. After Kathy’s death, the three women ponder the mystery of Kathy’s life and what she left behind, while looking for their own second chances. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2015.

    DB82309 12 hours 27 minutes
    by Kelly Loy Gilbert
    read by Erik Sandvold
    Sixteen-year-old Braden questions everything he holds to be true when his father, a Christian radio host, is accused of murdering a cop. His estranged older brother, Trey, returns, and Braden discovers the truth about his family. Strong language and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

    The Stranger’s Child
    DB82449 19 hours 54 minutes
    by Alan Hollinghurst
    read by James Daniel Wilson
    On the eve of World War I, Cecil Valance spends a weekend with Cambridge classmate George Sawle and his family, leaving a poem in young Daphne Sawle’s autograph book. Decades after Cecil dies in combat, many still seek the man behind the poem. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

    Come Rain or Come Shine
    DB82560 8 hours 30 minutes
    by Jan Karon
    read by John McDonough
    Dooley Kavanagh, adopted son of Mitford’s beloved Father Tim, has returned home from veterinary school to open an animal clinic. He’s also planning his wedding to sweetheart Lace Harper, and all of Mitford is invited. Sequel to Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good (DB80106). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    It Started with Paris
    DB82395 15 hours 17 minutes
    by Cathy Kelly
    read by Olivia Caffrey
    Katy and Michael get engaged at the top of the Eiffel Tower, and their wedding plans impact their family and friends. Katy’s best friend, Leila, deals with her dissolving marriage, and Michael’s divorced parents reevaluate their relationship. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
    DB81678 8 hours 24 minutes
    by Leslye Walton
    read by Jennifer Hubbard
    Born with bird wings, sixteen-year-old Ava Lavender’s love prospects are rather dismal. When pious Nathaniel Sorrows mistakes her bird wings for angel wings, Ava faces the man’s growing obsession and delves into her family’s strange history. For senior high and older readers. 2014.


    The Blade Itself
    DB82369 22 hours 17 minutes
    by Joe Abercrombie
    read by Steven Pacey
    A barbarian named Logen Ninefingers has just about run out of luck, when he is offered a job by a wizard named Bayaz. The wizard has an unknown agenda, involving not only Logen but Jezel, a noble army officer, and Inquisitor Glokta of the secret police. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2009.

    Half a King and Half the World
    DB80919 22 hours 29 minutes
    by Joe Abercrombie
    read by Andy Pyle
    Epic fantasy in a Viking-inspired world. In Half a King, Yarvi vows to retrieve his father’s throne after his family is betrayed. In Half the World Thorn and Brand set out with Father Yarvi to find allies for Gettland. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

    Last Argument of Kings
    DB82770 27 hours 6 minutes
    by Joe Abercrombie
    read by Steven Pacey
    Conclusion of the First Law Trilogy. The capital is under siege by forces from the Gurkish empire, the king of the Union is dying, and the group that sought a way to stop the cannibalistic Eaters invasion failed completely. Can the Union survive? Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

    Bitten and Stolen
    DB82170 26 hours 52 minutes
    by Kelley Armstrong
    read by Mare Trevathan
    First two books in a series about supernatural women. In Bitten, Elena Michaels is the only female werewolf. She left her pack to live a human life, but they need her help. In Stolen, Elena learns that someone is kidnapping Otherworld creatures. Violence, descriptions of sex, and some strong language. 2002.

    Range of Ghosts, Shattered Pillars, Steles of the Sky
    DB80917 48 hours 12 minutes
    by Elizabeth Bear
    read by Andy Pyle
    Secret cult uses sorcery and deceit to set the world’s empires against each other and spark civil war. Among those who oppose the cult are Temur, heir-in-exile to the Great Khan, and Samarkar, a princess who renounced her family to become a wizard. Some violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

    Dark Alchemy
    DB82113 8 hours 59 minutes
    by Laura Bickle
    read by Saskia Maarleveld
    Geologist Petra Dee comes to the small Wyoming town of Temperance looking for traces of her father. He disappeared there twenty years before while searching for alchemical secrets. Now Petra finds herself in the middle of a conflict between dark powers. Some violence and some strong language. 2015.

    War for the Oaks
    DB81591 13 hours 14 minutes
    by Emma Bull
    read by Emily Pike Stewart
    Eddi McCandry broke up with her boyfriend and her band in the same night, but that’s the least of her problems. She is pursued by a phouka who has chosen Eddi to be the mortal pawn in the coming battle between the faerie courts. Some strong language. 1987.

    Tear You Apart
    DB81338 10 hours 34 minutes
    by Sarah Cross
    read by Emily Pike Stewart
    Viv, who is constantly escaping her “Snow White” fairy-tale curse, meets the prince who is supposed to save her. But Viv is in love with the young man destined to kill her. Sequel to Kill Me Softly (DB80239). Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

    Traitor’s Blade
    DB81339 13 hours 49 minutes
    by Sebastien de Castell
    read by Jon Huffman
    The magistrates known as Greatcoats upheld the law, but were disbanded after the king’s death. Greatcoat Falcio and his companions take work as bodyguards but remain determined to bring back law and order and complete one final mission for the king. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

    Day Shift
    DB82043 10 hours 18 minutes
    by Charlaine Harris
    read by Patrick Downer
    Psychic Manfred Bernardo finds himself in trouble with the law when one of his clients dies in the middle of a reading. Meanwhile, the local hotel in Midnight, Texas, has reopened and a mysterious young boy moves to town. Sequel to Midnight Crossroad (DB79568). Some violence and some strong language. 2015.

    The Gospel of Loki
    DB81935 10 hours 31 minutes
    by Joanne M. Harris
    read by George Holmes
    Trickster Loki recounts the rise and fall of the Norse pantheon from his perspective. Lured out of the chaos realms by Odin, Loki alternates between craving the approval of the gods of Asgard and plotting their downfall, providing his own irreverent take on Norse myths. 2014.

    Entice and Endure
    DB82166 15 hours 29 minutes
    by Carrie Jones
    read by Mare Trevathan
    Books three and four, written between 2010 and 2012, in the series featuring evil pixies’ devious intentions in the town of Bedford. In Entice, Zara attempts to get her boyfriend back. In Endure, everyone prepares for war. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2012.

    Eighth Grave after Dark
    DB82549 9 hours 31 minutes
    by Darynda Jones
    read by Gabriella Cavallero
    Pregnant Charley Davidson is on the run from hellhounds with her husband, Reyes, son of Lucifer. They’ve holed up in a convent, but a murder on the grounds and a ghostly nun have Charley sleuthing again. Sequel to Charley Davidson Series: Books 5–7 (DB80601). Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

    Glamourist Histories Series, Books 2–5
    DB82045 43 hours 37 minutes
    by Mary Robinette Kowal
    read by Eva Wilhelm
    Following the events of Shades of Milk and Honey (DB74358), newlyweds Jane and David Vincent set about revolutionizing the practice of magical glamour in Regency-era Europe. The series volumes, written between 2012 and 2015, are Glamour in Glass, Without a Summer, Valour and Vanity, and Of Noble Family. 2015.

    The Liar’s Key: The Red Queen’s War, Book Two
    DB82481 21 hours 5 minutes
    by Mark Lawrence
    read by Alec Volz
    Prince Jal and viking Snorri obtained trickster god Loki’s key in Prince of Fools (DB80922). Jal wants to return home, Snorri wants to use the key to bring back his dead family, and others will kill to get the key. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

    The Glittering World
    DB81843 10 hours 28 minutes
    by Robert Levy
    read by Graham Halstead
    After the death of his grandmother, Blue goes with friends to settle her affairs in Starling Cove, Nova Scotia. Soon after their arrival, Blue and best friend Elisa disappear in the woods, just as Blue had when he was a young boy. Some strong language. 2015.

    A Court of Thorns and Roses
    DB81722 14 hours 22 minutes
    by Sarah J. Maas
    read by Anne Hancock
    Dragged to a treacherous magical land, nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin, a High Lord of the faeries. Her feelings for him become complicated. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

    Queen of Shadows: A Throne of Glass Novel
    DB82439 20 hours 17 minutes
    by Sarah J. Maas
    read by Elizabeth Evans
    Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. Embracing her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen, Celaena returns to the empire—to seek vengeance, rescue her kingdom, and confront her past. Sequel to Heir of Fire (DB79580). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

    Froi of the Exiles and Quintana of Charyn
    DB81644 34 hours 54 minutes
    by Melina Marchetta
    read by Gabriella Cavallero
    Second and third books of the trilogy that began with Finnikin of the Rock (DB71375). In Froi of the Exiles, Froi has been taken in by the Guard sworn to protect the royal family but is sent on a secret mission involving a half-mad princess. For senior high and older readers. 2012.

    A Red-Rose Chain
    DB82396 12 hours 49 minutes
    by Seanan McGuire
    read by Mary Robinette Kowal
    Toby is preparing for her wedding to Tybalt, King of Cats, when a neighboring realm declares war on the Kingdom of the Mists. Queen Windemere sends Toby to negotiate peace, but she finds herself surrounded by enemies old and new. Sequel to The Winter Long (DB80307). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    The Deed of Paksenarrion
    DB81222 56 hours 7 minutes
    by Elizabeth Moon
    read by Erin Jones
    Seeking a more exciting life than that of a pig farmer’s wife, Paksenarrion Dorthansdotter joins a company of mercenaries. Paks excels as a soldier but soon realizes she has a higher calling as a paladin, chosen by the gods to fight evil. Some violence. 1992.

    Something Red, The Wicked, Throne of Darkness
    DB81901 26 hours 32 minutes
    by Douglas Nicholas
    read by Joe Peck
    The first three novels in a series set in thirteenth-century England, concerning a small traveling band of entertainers led by the mysterious Molly, exiled queen of Ireland and practitioner of magic. The group confronts supernatural threats while roaming the English countryside. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

    Garden of Dreams and Desires
    DB81899 9 hours 57 minutes
    by Kristen Painter
    read by Mary Kane
    Having been left a ghost in her own body at the end of City of Eternal Night (DB80312), Harlow continues to fight the invading spirit of her sister, Ava Mae. Meanwhile, Augustine’s job as the Guardian of New Orleans gets harder as the local Coven schemes. Some strong language. 2015.

    Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights
    DB82514 11 hours 28 minutes
    by Salman Rushdie
    read by Robert G. Slade
    Interconnected fantasy tales. Centuries ago, a jinn princess fell in love with a mortal philosopher; their descendants in the present have no idea of the power they contain. The roots of violence in the world lie in a conflict between light and dark forces embodied in these jinni. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    A Stranger in Olondria: Being the Complete Memoirs of the Mystic, Jevick of Tyom
    DB81593 12 hours 8 minutes
    by Sofia Samatar
    read by Mike Stefanelli
    Jevick always loved stories of Olondria, a country of books and learning. When his father dies, Jevick finally visits Olondria, but the trip is complicated when he finds himself haunted by a ghost from home. He must learn the ghost’s story if he wants to help her soul rest. World Fantasy Award. 2013.

    The Shattered Court: A Novel of the Four Arts
    DB82356 11 hours 22 minutes
    by M.J. Scott
    read by Jennifer Hubbard
    On her twenty-first birthday, Sophie Kendall is on the run from a terrorist attack in the capital city and misses the magical ceremony that would bind her power to the church. Instead, her powers have become entwined with those of a guardsman who helped her. Some descriptions of sex. 2015.

    The Emperor’s Blades and The Providence of Fire
    DB81153 38 hours 57 minutes
    by Brian Staveley
    read by Jack Fox
    First two books in epic fantasy series about the heirs to the empire of Annur. In The Emperor’s Blades, the emperor is assassinated and his children flee the capital, vowing revenge. In The Providence of Fire, Adare has discovered who killed her father. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

    Prospero’s War Trilogy
    DB81085 30 hours 49 minutes
    by Jaye Wells
    read by Teresa Willis
    Urban fantasy series containing Dirty Magic, Cursed Moon, and Deadly Spells. Kate Prospero comes from a legendary coven family, but she put her potion-stirring past behind her to become a cop. Now she’s focused on keeping dirty magic off the streets. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

    The Shadow Throne
    DB81684 21 hours 58 minutes
    by Django Wexler
    read by Gregory Gorton
    As the King of Vordan lies dying, his daughter Raesinia prepares to take the throne, while Duke Orlanko schemes to control her with an arcane secret only he knows. She finds allies in returning war heroes Janus bet Vhalnich, Marcus D’Ivoire, and Winter Ihernglass. Sequel to The Thousand Names (DB81757). Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

    DB82440 12 hours 9 minutes
    by Fran Wilde
    read by Khristine Hvam
    Kirit breaks Tower Law on the eve of her wing test and is forced to live among the Singers, who enforce the city’s rules. As she trains with the Singers, she learns their secrets, including things she never knew about her own family. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.


    Bluebeard Tales from around the World
    DB82263 31 hours 31 minutes
    edited by Heidi Anne Heiner
    read by Mark Ashby
    With more than ninety tales and ballads, this collection compiles variants of the Bluebeard narrative from around the world. Violence and some descriptions of sex. 2011.

    Cinderella Tales from around the World
    DB81503 43 hours 16 minutes
    edited by Heidi Anne Heiner
    read by Abigail Maupin
    Yeh-hsien. Cenerentola. Cendrillon. Ashenputtle. Chernuska. Cinderella. The tale is known by many names and in countless variations throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. In addition to the many versions collected in this anthology, a brief history of Cinderella scholarship is included. Violence and some descriptions of sex. 2012.

    Mermaid and Other Water Spirit Tales from around the World
    DB81731 41 hours 12 minutes
    by Heidi Anne Heiner
    read by Catherine Byers
    This collection gathers over 150 folktales, fairy tales, and ballads from around the world about mermaids and other water spirits, together with information on their history. Includes examples of the earliest scholarship on mermaids and similar creatures. Violence. 2011.

    The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales
    DB81434 7 hours 0 minutes
    edited by Franz Xaver von Schönwerth
    read by Abigail Maupin
    In the 1850s, Franz Xaver von Schönwerth traveled Bavaria, recording local fairy tales. Most of his work was lost until the early twenty-first century, when manuscripts were uncovered. This collection serves as the very first English translation of these tales. Translated from German. Violence and some descriptions of sex. 2015.


    The Shadow of the Crescent Moon
    DB82467 6 hours 26 minutes
    by Fatima Bhutto
    read by John Haag
    One Friday in Mir Ali, a tribal town in Afghanistan, three brothers begin the day with breakfast together. Afterwards, one goes in search of his wife, one to the local mosque, and the other leaves town. By the early afternoon, their world has changed forever. Some violence. 2013.

    Act of God
    DB82090 6 hours 3 minutes
    by Jill Ciment
    read by Dawn Ursula
    Recently retired librarian Edith and her identical twin—along with their landlady and the woman hiding in her apartment—discover mushrooms sprouting from the walls of a hall closet. As the deadly infestation spreads across the city, the four women become caught up in a nightmare. Strong language. 2015.

    Burning Down George Orwell’s House
    DB81945 6 hours 43 minutes
    by Andrew Ervin
    read by Nick DePinto
    Leaving his Chicago ad agency job and failed marriage behind, Ray Welter moves to the Scottish island of Jura, renting the home where George Orwell lived when he wrote 1984 (DB34268). The residents are hostile, but the scotch is good. Strong language. 2015.

    A Small Circus
    DB82686 19 hours 30 minutes
    by Hans Fallada
    read by Eric G. Dove
    Germany, 1929. A small town seethes with unrest. Farmers plot revenge against greedy officials, a mysterious traveling salesman stirs up trouble, and the Nazi party grows stronger as the Communists fight them in the street. Translated from German in 2015 by Michael Hoffmann. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1931.

    My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay
    DB80509 46 hours 28 minutes
    by Elena Ferrante
    read by Madelyn Buzzard
    A trilogy, set in the fifties, sixties, and seventies, depicts the friendship between feisty Lila and bookish Elena, who grew up together in Naples and then took different paths. Originally published in Italian from 2011 to 2013 and translated from 2012 to 2014. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

    DB82381 7 hours 8 minutes
    by Donald Goines
    read by Wendell Jordan
    Graphic depictions of drug use and addicts characterize this 1970s novel. At the center is drug dealer Porky and his clients. Heroin addict Teddy brings his girlfriend, Terry, to Porky’s, and the dealer won’t be happy until Terry is a dopefiend too. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 1971.

    DB82134 10 hours 45 minutes
    by Casey Gray
    read by Heather Taylor
    At Superstore location 888, manager Lester Brim—Servant/Leader-in-Charge—is nervous about a visit from corporate headquarters. He should be: Servant/Leader Betty is training a motley batch of new hires, and another employee has sent a wildly inappropriate text to a coworker. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

    The Making of Zombie Wars
    DB82030 8 hours 2 minutes
    by Aleksandar Hemon
    read by Graham Halstead
    ESL teacher and frustrated screenwriter Joshua Levin’s life is a shambles. His landlord is crazy, so he moves in with his girlfriend, Kimmy, only to sabotage that relationship with one of his students. But Joshua has high hopes for his latest script, Zombie Wars. Strong language and descriptions of sex. 2015.

    The Tusk That Did the Damage
    DB81433 6 hours 28 minutes
    by Tania James
    read by Suzanne Duvall
    Perspectives on the illegal ivory trade in South India from three characters: a local poacher, an American documentary filmmaker, and an elephant. Their stories converge around efforts to stop the elephant called Gravedigger, who escaped captivity and is terrorizing the countryside. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

    Welcome to Braggsville
    DB81504 13 hours 40 minutes
    by T. Geronimo Johnson
    read by Andy Pyle
    Going away to school at liberal UC Berkeley creates culture shock for D’aron Davenport, a misfit from the small Georgia town of Braggsville. He makes new friends who learn Braggsville has an annual Civil War reenactment and decides to head there with them to stage a protest. Some strong language. 2015.

    Oh! You Pretty Things
    DB81847 9 hours 26 minutes
    by Shanna Mahin
    read by Kristin Allison
    Moving home to Los Angeles after her divorce, Jess Dunne gets a job as personal assistant to a famous actress. Jess must juggle the demands of working with a needy celebrity and the complication of her estranged mother coming back to town. Strong language. 2015.

    Family of Lies
    DB81475 15 hours 58 minutes
    by Mary Monroe
    read by Julie-Ann Elliott
    His gold-digging wife made sure Kenneth Lomax never knew about the daughter his mistress had sixteen years ago. When Sarah Cooper’s mother dies, however, Kenneth comes to the funeral to claim her. Unfortunately, her new stepmother isn’t willing to share Kenneth’s love or his money. Strong language and descriptions of sex. 2014.

    Wind/Pinball: Two Novels
    DB82442 7 hours 51 minutes
    by Haruki Murakami
    read by Kirby Heyborne
    The first two major works by Haruki Murakami, these novels focus on an unnamed protagonist and his friend, the Rat. Wind discusses the craft of writing, the Japanese student movement, loss, and relationships. Pinball focuses on the protagonist’s obsession with pinball and his work as a translator. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 1979.

    DB82066 10 hours 7 minutes
    by Dan Pope
    read by David Hartley-Margolin
    When Benjamin Mandelbaum returns to his childhood home after his marriage hits the rocks, he begins an affair with Audrey Martin, for whom he lusted as a teenager. Meanwhile, Benjamin’s father’s repulsion for a woman he is set up with turns to affection. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

    The Art of Baking Blind
    DB82123 13 hours 4 minutes
    by Sarah Vaughan
    read by Jill Ferris
    British supermarket chain Eaden’s is hosting a baking competition to pick the new Mrs. Eaden, and five finalists compete for the title. Descriptions of delectable cakes and pastries alternate with the competitors’ struggles in the contest and at home. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

    DB82248 11 hours 59 minutes
    by Sarai Walker
    read by Carol Jacobanis
    New York City. Plum works as an advice columnist for a teen girls’ magazine. She dreams of the day when she’ll have weight-loss surgery, only months away. However, an encounter with a young woman causes her to reevaluate the beauty industry and herself. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

    The Wisdom of Perversity
    DB81750 13 hours 5 minutes
    by Rafael Yglesias
    read by David Hartley-Margolin
    Best friends Brian and Jeff went their separate ways when they were both abused at age nine by Jeff’s cousin Richard Klein. Forty years later, Klein has been publicly accused of molestation, and the two must decide whether to speak out. Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2015.

    The Seventh Day
    DB81508 7 hours 14 minutes
    by Yu Hua
    read by Paul Kerr
    Yang Fei is dead, but his soul won’t rest until his cremation in seven days. During this time, dead souls like Yang Fei, with no family to mourn them, are in limbo, able to see and interact with the living and the dead. Originally published in Chinese in 2013. Some strong language. 2015.

    Historical Fiction

    White Gardenia
    DB81170 16 hours 59 minutes
    by Belinda Alexandra
    read by Anne Hancock
    China, 1945. To save daughter Anya in the waning days of World War II, White Russian Alina Kozlova makes a fateful decision. In the ensuing years, not knowing whether her mother is alive, daughter Anya travels first to Shanghai and then to Australia, trying to cope with her loss. 2002.

    The Crown, The Chalice, The Tapestry
    DB81572 43 hours 46 minutes
    by Nancy Bilyeau
    read by Martha Harmon Pardee
    Three novels featuring Dominican novice nun Joanna Stafford, written between 2012 and 2015. In The Crown, Joanna disobeys her order and travels to London to stand with her cousin, who has been condemned by King Henry VIII. She must navigate the treacherous waters of Tudor England. Some violence. 2015.

    Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke
    DB81885 11 hours 57 minutes
    by Anne Blankman
    read by Catherine Byers
    In 1933, eighteen-year-old Gretchen, niece of Adolph Hitler, reunites with her Jewish boyfriend when she leaves the safety of England and returns to Germany to investigate a murder and expose the evil of the Nazi regime. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

    Prisoner of Night and Fog
    DB82223 11 hours 9 minutes
    by Anne Blankman
    read by Faith Potts
    Munich, 1931. Gretchen, the favorite niece of Adolf Hitler, is torn between duty and love after meeting a fearless and handsome young Jewish reporter. Prequel to Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke (DB81885). Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

    The Miniaturist
    DB82051 14 hours 5 minutes
    by Jessie Burton
    read by Kimberly Schraf
    Amsterdam, 1686. Nella Oortman arrives from the country, a new bride. Her husband, Johannes Brandt, is aloof, but he gives her a present of a miniature replica of their home. As Nella populates it, she realizes the figurines reveal secrets. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

    The Anchoress
    DB82304 9 hours 24 minutes
    by Robyn Cadwallader
    read by Gabriella Cavallero
    England, 1255. Seventeen-year-old Sarah has become an anchoress—a woman who has chosen an ascetic religious lifestyle—after the death of her older sister in childbirth. But Sarah begins to hear voices, and knows she must continue to engage with the outside world. Some descriptions of sex. 2015.

    The Strangler Vine
    DB81858 12 hours 48 minutes
    by M.J. Carter
    read by Gary Telles
    1837. William Avery, an officer with the East India Company, is sent to deliver a message to secret agent Jeremiah Blake. Blake draws Avery into solving the mystery of a missing writer. As they dig, references to the Thuggee cult come to light. Violence. 2014.

    The Wild Girl: The Notebooks of Ned Giles, 1932
    DB81430 13 hours 24 minutes
    by Jim Fergus
    read by Andy Pyle
    1932. Seventeen-year-old orphan Ned Giles records joining an expedition into the Sierra Madre to recover a young boy believed to have been kidnapped by Apaches three-and-a-half years earlier. A girl may be the key to resolving the boy’s disappearance. Violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2005.

    The Thunder of Giants
    DB82031 10 hours 57 minutes
    by Joel Fishbane
    read by Nona Pipes
    Andorra Kelsey, who stands nearly eight feet tall, is hired in 1937 to play the role of famed giantess Anna Swan, a member of P.T. Barnum’s sideshow. Both Anna’s and Andorra’s lives twist and turn as they enter show business and discover love for themselves and others. Some strong language. 2015.

    The Book of Lost and Found
    DB82370 11 hours 33 minutes
    by Lucy Foley
    read by Fiona Hardingham
    1986. Kate Darling’s mother, June, a famed ballerina, has died in a plane crash. When she visits her grieving grandmother, Kate receives a portrait that bears a remarkable resemblance to her mother. Her search for the hidden story of June’s true parentage leads to the 1920s. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    The Fair Fight
    DB81940 15 hours 16 minutes
    by Anna Freeman
    read by Mare Trevathan
    Ruth, born into a brothel, grows up to become a street fighter. Her life intertwines with that of Charlotte, the orphaned daughter of landed gentry. A suitor for Charlotte’s hand becomes the patron of Ruth’s husband, also a prize fighter. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

    City on Fire
    DB82684 37 hours 56 minutes
    by Garth Risk Hallberg
    read by various narrators
    Heirs to one of New York City’s largest fortunes, suburban teenagers seduced by downtown’s punk scene, an obsessive reporter, and a detective trying to solve a shooting in Central Park interact and are transformed during the July 1977 blackout. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    The Dressmaker
    DB82445 7 hours 49 minutes
    by Rosalie Ham
    read by Rachel Griffiths
    Tilly Dunnage returns to Australia to visit her mother after twenty years away studying dressmaking in Paris. Though a social outcast, Tilly decides to stay and gradually finds grudging acceptance. As her dresses arouse competition and envy, however, old resentments surface, and Tilly seeks to exact revenge. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2000.

    Cleopatra’s Shadows
    DB82844 13 hours 8 minutes
    by Emily Holleman
    read by Katy Sobey
    Arsinoe, youngest daughter of Pharaoh Ptolemy, witnesses the coup against him when her oldest half-sister Berenice seizes the throne. Berenice must protect her rule against multiple factions, while Arsinoe works to navigate her new station in court, even as she is watched for possible treachery. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    The King’s Marauder
    DB81424 11 hours 47 minutes
    by Dewey Lambdin
    read by Jack Fox
    Captain Alan Lewrie is unhappy to be stuck on dry land recovering from wounds, so he leaps at the opportunity for a new commission. The Foreign Office asks Lewrie’s ship to provide support for crown agents and messengers spying on Napoleon’s allies along the Spanish coast. Sequel to Hostile Shores (DB78071). Some strong language. 2014.

    Kings and Emperors
    DB82132 14 hours 2 minutes
    by Dewey Lambdin
    read by David Cutler
    Alan Lewrie is still in Gibraltar, after his plans for raiding the Spanish coasts went awry at the end of The King’s Marauder (DB81424). Commanding only a small group of gunboats, he is itching for action. Luckily, Napoleon soon marches through Portugal. Some violence and some strong language. 2015.

    World Gone By
    DB81860 9 hours 26 minutes
    by Dennis Lehane
    read by Gary Telles
    1943. A decade after the events of Live by Night (DB75625), Prohibition is dead and former crime kingpin Joe Coughlin now works as consigliere for the Bartolo crime family in Tampa and Cuba. But a mysterious reappearing boy foretells tragedy. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

    A Slant of Light
    DB81648 14 hours 33 minutes
    by Jeffrey Lent
    read by Joe Wilson
    Malcolm Hopeton returns home to western New York after serving in the Union Army. When Malcom immediately murders his wife and hired man upon his return, his trial brings to light uncomfortable truths. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

    The Beekeeper’s Daughter
    DB81906 11 hours 23 minutes
    by Santa Montefiore
    read by Anne Hancock
    1973. Trixie falls for Jasper, the lead singer of a British rock band that has come to spend the summer on the small island where Trixie has grown up. Then secrets about Trixie’s mother Grace’s past emerge and reveal that mother and daughter are more alike than Trixie knows. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

    The Jazz Palace
    DB81666 7 hours 52 minutes
    by Mary Morris
    read by Jack Fox
    Chicago, 1920s. Benny Lehrman chafes against his family’s expectations. He feels he has been blamed for any misfortunes occurring since the day his brother went missing in a blizzard. Three of Pearl Chimbrova’s brothers died in the in a shipwreck. Now she runs the family saloon, and Benny begins playing piano there. 2015.

    Church of Marvels
    DB81789 9 hours 53 minutes
    by Leslie Parry
    read by Kristin Allison
    New York City, 1895. Sylvan finds a baby while cleaning privies in a slum. Odile searches for her sister Belle. Alphie befriends a young woman in an asylum. Their stories intertwine as secrets are revealed. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

    The Accidental Empress
    DB81271 21 hours 51 minutes
    by Allison Pataki
    read by J. Michael McCullough
    1853. Fifteen-year-old Sisi travels from Bavaria with her older sister, Helene, to the Austrian court, where Helene is to become engaged to Emperor Franz Joseph. Franz develops an affection for Sisi, however, and makes her his empress instead—a role for which she is not entirely ready. Some descriptions of sex. 2015.

    The Paris Winter
    DB81662 12 hours 24 minutes
    by Imogen Robertson
    read by Jennifer Hubbard
    Maud Heighton faces another cold winter in Paris in 1909 as she studies at an exclusive school for female artists. A friend arranges for Maud to become the companion to Sylvie Morel, who lives with her brother Christian. Their secrets threaten Maud’s safety. Some violence. 2013.

    The House of Hawthorne
    DB81941 11 hours 6 minutes
    by Erika Robuck
    read by Gabriella Cavallero
    Sophia Hawthorne fictionally recounts her life. Her stories include traveling to Cuba to seek relief from incessant headaches, meeting her husband Nathaniel two years later, and their life together until his death in 1864. She describes their travels, Nathaniel’s writings, and the family they raised. Some descriptions of sex. 2015.

    X: A Novel
    DB81938 10 hours 31 minutes
    by Ilyasah Shabazz
    read by Cary Hite
    Fictionalized biography of a young Malcolm Little before he became known as human-rights leader Malcolm X. Malcolm struggles to deal with the tragedy surrounding his parents and his turbulent youth until a life-changing moment in prison. Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

    Shout at the Devil
    DB81594 12 hours 42 minutes
    by Wilbur Smith
    read by Ray Foushee
    1912. Ivory poacher Flynn Patrick O’Flynn meets Englishman Sebastian Oldsmith in German East Africa when Sebastian has lost his purse. Soon, however, they are linked by more than circumstance against a mutual enemy. Violence and some descriptions of sex. 1968.

    DB81426 8 hours 26 minutes
    by Diana Souhami
    read by Teresa Willis
    Gwendolen, from George Eliot’s Daniel Deronda (DB39403), writes Daniel a letter explaining her life and her decision to marry the man she did. She reflects on the time she spent with Deronda and the repercussions of her choices. 2015.

    Another Woman’s Daughter
    DB82788 7 hours 40 minutes
    by Fiona Sussman
    read by Nicolette McKenzie
    Celia Mphephu works as a servant for a white family in 1960s Johannesburg and cares for her young daughter, Miriam. When the family decides to leave for London, they offer to adopt Miriam. Celia agrees. Years later, Miriam searches for the reasons why. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    Under Tiberius
    DB82443 10 hours 21 minutes
    by Nick Tosches
    read by Jonathan Davis
    While searching through the bowels of the Vatican, an author discovers an account of Jesus’s life by Gaius Fulvius Falconius, speechwriter to Emperor Tiberius. Banished from Rome, Gaius describes cultivating the thief Jesus into a celebrity who helps Gaius make money from believers. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    Mrs. Sinclair’s Suitcase
    DB82472 9 hours 54 minutes
    by Louise Walters
    read by various narrators
    Thirty-four-year-old Roberta pines after her boss Philip as she works in the Old and New Bookshop. Then her father brings in her grandmother’s suitcase, and Roberta discovers secrets her grandmother has hidden—secrets Roberta cannot ask her about—concerning an encounter with a Polish fighter pilot during World War II. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    No. 4 Imperial Lane
    DB82375 12 hours 24 minutes
    by Jonathan Weisman
    read by MacLeod Andrews
    1988. David Heller, an American exchange student at the University of Sussex, extends his stay to continue dating his girlfriend. To keep his residency permit, he becomes a caregiver to quadriplegic Hans Bromwell, who lives with his sister and niece. David falls deeper into their world. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    Shadows over Paradise
    DB81435 10 hours 0 minutes
    by Isabel Wolff
    read by Abigail Maupin
    Ghostwriter Jenni’s latest assignment has taken her to coastal England, where she is to write the memoir of elderly Klara. Thinking it an easy task, she is surprised to learn the secrets of Klara’s family and their imprisonment on Java by the Japanese during World War II. Some violence. 2015.

    The People in the Trees
    DB81646 15 hours 41 minutes
    by Hanya Yanagihara
    read by David Hartley-Margolin
    Fictional memoir by Norton Perina, edited by his friend Ron Kubodera. Perina reflects on his early life and travels to a small Micronesian island. He discovers a tribe of people who apparently discovered the secret to eternal youth, with the trade-off of degraded mental faculties. Violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.


    The Trouble with Christmas
    DB82564 9 hours 34 minutes
    by Debbie Mason
    read by Becket Royce
    Real estate developer Madison Lane is sent to Christmas, Colorado, after she kills a deal that would have turned the town into a winter tourism destination. Sheriff Gage McBride is determined to get the deal back on track, but Madison threatens his heart. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

    Human Relationships

    War of the Wives
    DB81740 10 hours 31 minutes
    by Tamar Cohen
    read by Kristin Allison
    Simon Busfield dies, leaving two grieving widows. One wife, Selina, is a polished housewife with three children. She never knew about Simon’s artist wife, Lottie, nor her child until they show up at Simon’s funeral. The two struggle to untangle all of Simon’s lies. Strong language. 2015.

    The Precious One
    DB81281 13 hours 17 minutes
    by Marisa de los Santos
    read by Suzanne Duvall
    In the eighteen years since Taisy last saw her father, he built another family, only reaching out to her after a sudden heart attack. Taisy agrees to come for a visit, seeking a chance to build a relationship with her half sister and heal wounds from the past. Some strong language. 2015.

    One Night
    DB82891 11 hours 53 minutes
    by Eric Jerome Dickey
    read by Adenrele Ojo
    With Christmas and late rent payments bearing down on her, Jackie tries to con a man she meets at a gas station. She doesn’t count on their attraction to each other. Through the night, they share their romantic issues even as they have a passionate affair. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    Sisters of Heart and Snow
    DB81660 14 hours 40 minutes
    by Margaret Dilloway
    read by Madelyn Buzzard
    Sisters Rachel and Drew know little about their mother, Hikari, a Japanese mail-order bride currently suffering from dementia. In a moment of lucidity, Hikari tells Rachel to look for a book she left for the sisters, about a twelfth-century female samurai. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

    Playlist for the Dead
    DB81943 7 hours 57 minutes
    by Michelle Falkoff
    read by Erik Sandvold
    After his best friend, Hayden, commits suicide, fifteen-year-old Sam is determined to find out why, using clues in the playlist Hayden left for him. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

    Fates and Furies
    DB82476 14 hours 6 minutes
    by Lauren Groff
    read by various narrators
    The story of a marriage, told in two parts. First is Lotto’s story. A failed actor, he becomes a successful playwright with his wife, Mathilde, at his side. Mathilde’s perspective on their shared years is quite different from Lotto’s, however, with her own secrets and desires. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy
    DB81729 9 hours 33 minutes
    by Kate Hattemer
    read by Don Feldheim
    When a sleazy television show takes over Ethan’s arts academy, Ethan and his friends concoct an artsy plan to take it down. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

    Push Girl
    DB81850 5 hours 38 minutes
    by Chelsie Hill and Jessica Love
    read by Kristin Allison
    Kara, a popular high school senior, has an amazing boyfriend, until she leaves a party angry and wakes up in a hospital bed—paralyzed from the waist down. As she adjusts to her new reality, Kara learns who her friends really are. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

    The Distance between Lost and Found
    DB81890 7 hours 11 minutes
    by Kathryn Holmes
    read by Mare Trevathan
    Bullied sophomore Hallie Calhoun, her former friend Jonah, and her new friend Rachel leave a church youth-group hike in the Great Smoky Mountains and become lost for five days. Hallie finally speaks out about the incident that made her a social pariah. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

    How to Start a Fire
    DB82255 10 hours 52 minutes
    by Lisa Lutz
    read by Kristin Allison
    Three friends meet in college and stay in contact over the next twenty years. Jumping forward and back in time, the novel chronicles their struggles—both hilarious and tragic—while circling around the truth of an event that changed them all. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

    Bad Blood
    DB82206 13 hours 25 minutes
    by Mary Monroe
    read by Cary Hite
    When Rachel McNeal brings her fiancé, Seth Garrett, home to Alabama to meet her family, Seth realizes she is not the perfect woman for him and dumps her. When Rachel discovers the truth, she lets loose her fury. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

    Things You Won’t Say
    DB82261 11 hours 54 minutes
    by Sarah Pekkanen
    read by Martha Harmon Pardee
    Jamie Anderson worries about her police officer husband, Mike, every morning when he prepares for work. After Mike’s partner is seriously injured in a shooting, Mike shoots and kills a teenager. Mike and Jamie’s world is upended, and they must both face the consequences of their actions. Some violence. 2015.

    The Boy in the Black Suit
    DB81907 7 hours 56 minutes
    by Jason Reynolds
    read by Don Feldheim
    Soon after his mother’s death, Matt takes a job at a funeral home in his tough Brooklyn neighborhood. While attending and assisting with funerals, Matt begins to accept her death and his responsibilities as a man. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

    The Miracle Girl
    DB82148 10 hours 19 minutes
    by Andrew Roe
    read by Michael Russotto
    After eight-year-old Annabelle is injured in a car accident, she falls into a coma-like state where she cannot move or speak. Friends and neighbors begin to ascribe healing miracles to the young girl, and she becomes the object of nationwide attention. Some strong language. 2015.

    More Happy Than Not
    DB82411 8 hours 25 minutes
    by Adam Silvera
    read by Alec Volz
    After enduring his father’s suicide, his own suicide attempt, broken friendships, and more in the Bronx projects, Aaron considers the Leteo Institute’s memory-alteration procedure. But then a new friendship with Thomas turns to unrequited love. Strong language and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

    Where Women Are Kings
    DB82417 7 hours 42 minutes
    by Christie Watson
    read by Jill Fox
    When foster child Elijah is adopted by Nikki and Obi, they hope love will help him recover from his abuse-filled past. But Elijah longs for his Nigerian mother and clings to the stories she told him, including the fact that he is a wizard. 2015.

    This Side of Home
    DB81902 5 hours 19 minutes
    by Renée Watson
    read by Heather Taylor
    Twins Nikki and Maya Younger agree on most things. But as their senior year begins, they react differently to the gentrification of their Portland, Oregon, neighborhood and the new white family that moves in—after their best friend and her mother are evicted. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

    The Gap of Time
    DB82753 7 hours 4 minutes
    by Jeanette Winterson
    read by various narrators
    In this modern interpretation of Shakespeare’s play A Winter’s Tale (DB35685), King Leontes becomes Leo, the London money manager. His belief that his wife is sleeping with his best friend, Xeno, leads Leo to send his newborn daughter away to America. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    A Little Life
    DB81645 37 hours 21 minutes
    by Hanya Yanagihara
    read by Erik Sandvold
    College friends Willem, J.B., Malcolm, and Jude attempt to find their ways within their chosen careers. Each encounters difficulties, but it is Jude, the center of their friendship, who must face the biggest demons of all. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

    Everything, Everything
    DB82468 6 hours 46 minutes
    by Nicola Yoon
    read by various narrators
    Madeline has severe combined immunodeficiency and is literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she and neighbor Olly begin a complicated romance that challenges everything she’s ever known. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2015.


    Ending Up
    DB82585 4 hours 17 minutes
    by Kingsley Amis
    read by Bruce Huntey
    At the Tuppenny-hapenny Cottage, a home for the elderly, Brigadier Bernard Bastable lives with his sister Adela, his assistant and former lover Shorty, George, and Marigold. All have their idiosyncrasies and annoyances, which are severely exacerbated by the coming holiday season. Some strong language. 1974.

    Boys Don’t Knit (In Public)
    DB82111 6 hours 48 minutes
    by T.S. Easton
    read by Graham Halstead
    After a brush with the law, Ben, a dyed-in-the-wool worrier, must take up a new hobby as a condition of probation and chooses knitting. Amazed and conflicted by his own skill, Ben strives to keep his talent a secret. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

    Look Who’s Back
    DB82353 10 hours 4 minutes
    by Timur Vermes
    read by Barry Bernson
    Germany, 2011. Adolf Hitler awakes from what he believes is a short nap, only to find a thriving German society run by a woman. Believed to be a satirical impersonator, he becomes a YouTube sensation. Translated from the original German. 2012.

    Legal Themes

    The Fall
    DB82218 10 hours 14 minutes
    by John Lescroart
    read by David Hartley-Margolin
    Seventeen-year-old foster child Anlya Paulson fell to her death off the Stockton Street tunnel. Dismas Hardy and daughter Rebecca—now his associate—defend accused middle-school teacher Greg Treadway. Greg volunteered as an advocate for Anlya’s twin brother and had been helping Anlya. Strong language and some violence. 2015.

    Butch Karp/Marlene Ciampi Series: Books 23–26
    DB82068 50 hours 18 minutes
    by Robert K. Tanenbaum
    read by Joe Wilson
    Books twenty-three through twenty-six, written between 2011 and 2014, in the series featuring NY District Attorney Roger “Butch” Karp and his wife, defense attorney and PI Marlene Ciampi. Includes Outrage, Bad Faith, Tragic, and Fatal Conceit, in which the CIA director is murdered. Strong language and some violence. 2014.

    Falsely Accused
    DB81942 11 hours 14 minutes
    by Robert K. Tanenbaum
    read by Gabriella Cavallero
    Butch Karp leaves the district attorney’s office and is suing his old employer on behalf of New York’s chief medical examiner, who was fired without cause. Meanwhile, Karp’s wife, Marlene Ciampi, is also in private practice as a PI specializing in domestic violence cases. Strong language and some violence. 1996.

    Reversible Error
    DB81888 9 hours 29 minutes
    by Robert K. Tanenbaum
    read by Jordan Leigh
    Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi of the New York district attorney’s office work on tracking both a serial rapist and whoever is murdering the city’s drug lords. Meanwhile, the couple’s marriage plans and impending parenthood cause problems. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1992.

    Mystery and Detective

    Murder, She Wrote, Books 30–34
    DB81595 36 hours 56 minutes
    by Donald Bain and Jessica Fletcher
    read by Suzanne Duvall
    Books thirty through thirty-four, written between 2008 and 2011, in the series featuring sleuthing writer Jessica Fletcher. Includes A Slaying in Savannah, Madison Avenue Shoot, A Fatal Feast, Nashville Noir, and The Queen’s Jewels, which takes place on the legendary luxury liner the Queen Mary 2. 2011.

    Murder, She Wrote, Books 36–40
    DB81653 34 hours 56 minutes
    by Donald Bain and Jessica Fletcher
    read by Martha Harmon Pardee
    Books thirty-six through forty, written between 2011 and 2014, in the series featuring sleuthing writer Jessica Fletcher. Includes The Fine Art of Murder, Trouble at High Tide, Domestic Malice, Prescription for Murder, and Close-Up on Murder in which Hollywood invades Cabot Cove to make one of Jessica’s novels into a movie. 2014.

    Murder, She Wrote, Books 41–43
    DB81694 20 hours 53 minutes
    by Donald Bain and Jessica Fletcher
    read by Martha Harmon Pardee
    Books forty-one through forty-three, written in 2014 and 2015, in the series featuring sleuthing mystery writer Jessica Fletcher. Includes Aloha Betrayed, Death of a Blue Blood, and Killer in the Kitchen, in which a feud between restaurants appears to end in murder. 2015.

    Murder in Clichy, Murder in Montmartre, Murder on the Ile Saint-Louis, Murder in the Rue de Paradis, Murder in the Latin Quarter
    DB81285 55 hours 16 minutes
    by Cara Black
    read by Madelyn Buzzard
    Books five through nine, written between 2005 and 2009, in the series featuring Parisian private tech security investigators Aimée Leduc and René Friant. Despite her attempt to avoid violent crime, even Aimée’s foray into practicing meditation in Murder in Clichy turns into a murder investigation. Some violence. 2009.

    Murder in Pigalle and Murder on the Champ de Mars
    DB81596 20 hours 52 minutes
    by Cara Black
    read by Madelyn Buzzard
    In book fourteen, written in 2014, it is 1998 and pregnant Parisian PI Aimée Leduc is searching for a teen who may be the victim of a serial rapist. In the sequel, new single mother Aimée searches for a dying woman who has a secret about Aimée’s father. Some violence. 2015.

    Murder in the Palais Royal, Murder in Passy, Murder at the Lanterne Rouge, Murder below Montparnasse
    DB81565 37 hours 41 minutes
    by Cara Black
    read by Jill Fox
    In books ten through thirteen, written between 2010 and 2013, Parisian PI Aimée Leduc is accused of shooting her partner, René Friant; Aimée’s godfather, a policeman, is accused of killing his girlfriend; a science prodigy is found dead and shrink-wrapped; and a priceless painting causes a rising body count. Some violence. 2013.

    Little Black Lies
    DB82078 13 hours 35 minutes
    by Sharon Bolton
    read by Jill Tanner
    On the Falkland Islands, Catrin holds her lifelong friend Rachel responsible for the death of her two small sons, and she plans Rachel’s murder. But other small boys have gone missing in the intervening years, and now it is Rachel who loses a child. Some strong language. 2015.

    Ursula Blanchard Mysteries, Books 9–12
    DB81889 33 hours 19 minutes
    by Fiona Buckley
    read by Kristin Allison
    Books nine through twelve, written between 2011 and 2013, in the series featuring Ursula Blanchard, a spy for Queen Elizabeth I of England. Includes Queen without a Crown, Queen’s Bounty, A Rescue for a Queen, and A Traitor’s Tears. 2013.

    Mr. Campion’s Farthing
    DB81840 8 hours 40 minutes
    by Philip Youngman Carter
    read by Laura Giannarelli
    North London’s Inglewood Turrets is where the formidable Miss Charlotte Cambric recreates Victorian elegance for foreign culture-vultures. A half-Russian, half-Polish physicist—who is an attaché of sorts, with the code name Farthing—disappears after a visit to the Turrets, making him a wanted man. Sleuth Albert Campion investigates. 1969.

    Robert B. Parker’s The Devil Wins
    DB82450 8 hours 8 minutes
    by Reed Farrel Coleman
    read by James Naughton
    Three bodies are discovered in an abandoned factory building. One man’s corpse, in a blue tarp, was killed hours ago. The other two, however, are the remains of teenage girls—friends of Officer Molly Crane—who went missing after a Fourth of July celebration twenty-five years earlier. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    Fundraising the Dead
    DB82903 10 hours 41 minutes
    by Sheila Connolly
    read by Robin Miles
    At the Society for the Preservation of Pennsylvania Antiques, fundraiser Eleanor “Nell” Pratt solicits donations—and sometimes solves crimes. When a collection of George Washington’s letters is lost on the same day that an archivist is found dead, Nell investigates. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

    Ice Shear
    DB81780 12 hours 57 minutes
    by M.P. Cooley
    read by Nona Pipes
    FBI agent June Lyons moved back to her hometown in upstate New York after her husband, a fellow-agent, died of cancer. Now a local cop living with her young daughter and father, the town’s retired police chief, June is reunited with her FBI colleagues when a congresswoman’s daughter is murdered. Strong language and some violence. 2014.

    These Shallow Graves
    DB82687 13 hours 34 minutes
    by Jennifer Donnelly
    read by Kim Bubbs
    In Gilded-Age New York, Jo Montfort dreams of becoming a newspaper reporter—but realizes that instead she’ll be married off after finishing school. Then Jo’s father is found dead, he supposedly shot himself while cleaning his rifle. Suspicious, Jo investigates. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

    Coffin Man and The Old Gray Wolf
    DB82177 22 hours 11 minutes
    by James D. Doss
    read by Gregory Gorton
    Books sixteen and seventeen, written in 2011 and 2012, in the series featuring tribal police investigator Charlie Moon of the Southern Colorado Ute reservation. In The Old Gray Wolf, a mobster’s widow sends an assassin after Moon and Chief of Police Scott Parris. Some violence. 2012.

    Career of Evil
    DB82662 17 hours 59 minutes
    by Robert Galbraith
    read by Robert Glenister
    When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman’s severed leg. Her boss, PI Cormoran Strike, is no less alarmed. Four people from his past could be responsible—each of them capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    A Banquet of Consequences
    DB82757 21 hours 46 minutes
    by Elizabeth George
    read by John Lee
    As Scotland Yard Inspector Thomas Lynley investigates the London angle of an ever more darkly disturbing case, his partner, Barbara Havers, is looking behind the peaceful façade of country life to discover a twisted world of desire and deceit surrounding a young man’s leap from a Dorset cliff. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    Fake ID
    DB81557 7 hours 18 minutes
    by Lamar Giles
    read by Bruce Huntey
    Nick Pearson, a teen in the Federal Witness Protection Program, moves to a new town and finds himself trying to solve a murder mystery when his first friend is found dead. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

    A Finely Knit Murder: A Seaside Knitters Mystery
    DB82219 9 hours 53 minutes
    by Sally Goldenbaum
    read by Martha Harmon Pardee
    Eleven-year-old Gabby is visiting her grandmother Birdie and attending Sea Harbor Community Day School. Birdie and her friends, the Seaside Knitters, teach knitting at the school. Then a school board member’s murder puts the group in sleuthing mode. 2015.

    The Ghost Fields: A Ruth Galloway Mystery
    DB82064 9 hours 0 minutes
    by Elly Griffiths
    read by Kristin Allison
    When a construction worker unearths an old American World War II plane with a corpse inside, the police call in forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway. But the body’s DNA—which identifies him as a Norfolk aristocrat—and the bullet hole in his head don’t jibe with the scene. Some violence and some strong language. 2015.

    The KenKen Killings; $10,000 in Small, Unmarked Puzzles; Arsenic and Old Puzzles; NYPD Puzzle; Puzzled Indemnity
    DB81425 43 hours 34 minutes
    by Parnell Hall
    read by Jennifer Hubbard
    Books twelve through sixteen, written between 2011 and 2014, in the series featuring crossword columnist Cora Felton, who can’t stay out of trouble. She cashes someone else’s inheritance check, makes a botched blackmail payment drop, stumbles upon murder after murder, and is arrested. Some violence and some strong language. 2014.

    When Maidens Mourn; What Darkness Brings; Why Kings Confess
    DB81770 34 hours 2 minutes
    by C.S. Harris
    read by George Holmes
    Three mysteries featuring Napoleonic Wars veteran Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, written between 2012 and 2014. In When Maidens Mourn Sebastian must solve the murder of a friend of his new bride before the killer strikes again. Violence and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

    Where Serpents Sleep; What Remains of Heaven; Where Shadows Dance
    DB81685 25 hours 55 minutes
    by C.S. Harris
    read by Mark Ashby
    Three mysteries featuring Napoleonic Wars veteran Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, written between 2008 and 2011. In Where Serpents Sleep Hero, the daughter of Sebastian’s nemesis, Lord Jarvis, is the only survivor of a deadly attack on a house of refuge for prostitutes. Violence and some descriptions of sex. 2011.

    Who Buries the Dead: A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery
    DB82129 9 hours 36 minutes
    by C.S. Harris
    read by Mark Ashby
    Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, is recruited by his contact in Bow Street, Sir Henry, to investigate a beheading. As the victim is related to the Home Secretary, Sebastian’s father-in-law, Lord Jarvis, is also intrigued. The missing head of a king and a past enemy complicate matters. Violence. 2015.

    Ghost to the Rescue
    DB82448 9 hours 49 minutes
    by Carolyn Hart
    read by Ann Marie Lee
    A little girl whose mother’s prints were found on a murder weapon wishes upon a star for help, and she touches the heart of Supervisor Wiggins in Heaven. So Wiggins dispatches the spunky spirit Bailey Ruth Raeburn to her hometown of Adelaide, Oklahoma, to help. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    No Other Darkness
    DB82535 12 hours 25 minutes
    by Sarah Hilary
    read by Madelyn Buzzard
    The bodies of two young boys are found in a bunker below the garden of a new home. DI Marnie Rome and detective Noah Jake puzzle over clues showing that the boys were living underground and being taken care of for some time before being abandoned. Strong language and some violence. 2015.

    Desert Heat, Tombstone Courage, Shoot Don’t Shoot
    DB81543 25 hours 25 minutes
    by J.A. Jance
    read by Mare Trevathan
    The first three books, written between 1993 and 1995, in the mystery series featuring Joanna Brady. In Desert Heat, Joanna’s lawman husband Andy is shot on their tenth anniversary. Joanna decides to take over for Andy and run for the office of Cochise County Sheriff. Violence and strong language. 1995.

    Skeleton Canyon and Rattlesnake Crossing
    DB81647 20 hours 34 minutes
    by J.A. Jance
    read by Martha Harmon Pardee
    Written in 1997 and 1998, books five and six of the series have Sheriff Joanna Brady searching for the killer of a popular teenager in a Cochise County canyon, and dealing with the murder of a Bisbee gun dealer and the following string of brutal slayings. Violence and strong language. 1998.

    Dry Bones
    DB82213 8 hours 12 minutes
    by Craig Johnson
    read by David Hartley-Margolin
    Danny Lone Elk negotiates a deal after a large Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton is discovered on the Lone Elk ranch. Soon after, however, Danny is found dead. As Sheriff Walt Longmire investigates, multiple parties fight over the bones, and Walt’s daughter and granddaughter visit. Strong language and some violence. 2015.

    Deadly Intent
    DB81327 17 hours 59 minutes
    by Lynda La Plante
    read by Erin Jones
    Detective Inspector Anna Travis, still reeling over her breakup with now chief superintendent James Langton, receives a new case: former cop Frank Brandon’s fatal shooting in a drug house. The murder team members are soon on the trail of a wily, chameleon-like international drug dealer. Violence and strong language. 2008.

    The Red Dahlia
    DB81280 13 hours 14 minutes
    by Lynda La Plante
    read by Erin Jones
    Now a detective inspector, Anna Travis works another case with Detective Chief Inspector James Langton, with whom she had an affair in Above Suspicion (DB81288). A corpse has been laid out to mirror the 1940s Black Dahlia killing—and the victim’s roommate turns up dead. Violence and strong language. 2006.

    Silent Scream: An Anna Travis Mystery
    DB81344 14 hours 43 minutes
    by Lynda La Plante
    read by Jill Fox
    As detective Anna Travis gets invited to apply for promotion to chief inspector, she begins a murder investigation. Actress Amanda Delany has been found stabbed to death in her bed. Heading the team is Anna’s former lover, the demanding DCI James Langton. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2009.

    The Black Coat: A Murder Mystery Comedy
    DB81773 6 hours 59 minutes
    by Constance Little and Gwenyth Little
    read by Cecelia Riddett
    After being mistaken for another Anne on the train to New York, Anne Hillyer is convinced to masquerade as the other woman for the woman’s dying grandmother, the grande dame of a private hotel. A lot of dead bodies and a hunt for treasure follow. 1948.

    Ink and Ashes
    DB82268 12 hours 42 minutes
    by Valynne E. Maetani
    read by Margaret Strom
    When Japanese American Claire Takata finds out that her deceased father was once a member of the yakuza, a Japanese crime syndicate, danger enters her life. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

    Wicked Autumn; A Fatal Winter; Pagan Spring; A Demon Summer
    DB81093 39 hours 19 minutes
    by G.M. Malliet
    read by Gregory Maupin
    Four mysteries, written between 2011 and 2014, are set in the English hamlet of Nether Monkslip, where dashing vicar Max Tudor’s shadowy past as a secret agent comes in handy whenever someone dies in a suspicious fashion. 2014.

    Dead or Alive
    DB82351 9 hours 48 minutes
    by Michael McGarrity
    read by John Polk
    Retired Santa Fe police chief Kevin Kerney returns from his London home when he learns his young horse-training partner was one of the victims of an escaped convict. Kerney joins his half-Apache, son Clayton Istee, in hunting down the killer. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2009.

    A Likely Story: A Library Lover’s Mystery
    DB82786 8 hours 47 minutes
    by Jenn McKinlay
    read by Allyson Ryan
    Delivering books to housebound residents, library director Lindsey Norris enjoys her visits with two elderly brothers, Stewart and Peter Rosen, in their treasure-filled Victorian home. One day, however, she discovers that Peter has been killed and Stewart is missing. Lindsey must find Stewart before he, too, is killed. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries
    DB80443 42 hours 41 minutes
    edited by Otto Penzler
    read by various narrators
    Anthology of fifty-nine holiday crime stories from Victorian to twenty-first century authors, including Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle, John D. MacDonald, Mary Higgins Clark, and O. Henry. In Ed McBain’s “All through the House,” a squad room is the scene of a Christmas birth. Some violence and some strong language. 2013.

    Where Secrets Sleep
    DB81431 12 hours 11 minutes
    by Marta Perry
    read by Carol Dines
    Having discovered her boss and boyfriend in bed, decorator Allison Standish leaves Philadelphia for an Amish town where her estranged grandmother unexpectedly left her a building full of shops. But the will’s stipulations set off a series of ominous events, sending Allison into her tenant Nick Whiting’s arms. 2015.

    Who Let the Dog Out?
    DB82540 6 hours 3 minutes
    by David Rosenfelt
    read by Jack Fox
    After a dog is stolen from the rescue shelter run by attorney Andy Carpenter and his partner, the pair follow the dog’s tracking signal to a house. They find the dog sitting next to the murdered kidnapper. Andy’s unofficial investigation leads to his defending the murder suspect. Some strong language. 2015.

    Miss Julia Lays Down the Law
    DB82179 10 hours 0 minutes
    by Ann B. Ross
    read by Faith Potts
    Julia Murdoch and the other women of Abbotsville are shocked by newcomer Connie Clayborn’s insistence that they aren’t doing enough for the town. When the minister’s wife’s despair over the criticism forces Miss Julia to schedule a visit with Connie, she finds Connie dead and herself the prime suspect. 2015.

    She’s Leaving Home and The Kings of London
    DB81507 27 hours 54 minutes
    by William Shaw
    read by Jon Huffman
    Two novels featuring CID Detective Sergeant Cathal ‘Paddy’ Breen and younger female constable Helen Tozer, who solve murders set against the backdrop of Beatles-era London. Breen faces death threats and police corruption, while misogyny hampers Tozer’s career. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

    Inspector Maigret, Books 1–4
    DB82120 17 hours 36 minutes
    by Georges Simenon
    read by various narrators
    Translations of the first four books in the series featuring Inspector Maigret in Paris, France. Includes Pietr the Latvian, The Carter of “La Providence,” The Late Monsieur Gallet, and The Hanged Man of Saint-Pholien, in which Maigret unwittingly causes a man’s suicide. Originally published in French in 1931. 2014.

    The Yellow Dog and Night at the Crossroads
    DB82172 8 hours 20 minutes
    by Georges Simenon
    read by John Jessup
    Books six and seven in the series featuring Paris-based Inspector Maigret. In The Yellow Dog, Maigret believes that the answers to the murders of influential men in a seaside town lie with an unassuming waitress and a strange yellow dog. Originally published in French in 1931. 2014.

    White Shotgun: An FBI Special Agent Ana Grey Novel
    DB82774 11 hours 29 minutes
    by April Smith
    read by Deirdre Lovejoy
    While Special Agent Ana Grey vacations in Italy, the Bureau wants her to investigate the half sister she never knew she had. Cecilia is married to a coffee mogul with suspicious connections. Visiting their home under false pretenses is only the first complication Ana encounters. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

    The New Neighbor
    DB82364 8 hours 45 minutes
    by Leah Stewart
    read by Mare Trevathan
    Ninety-year-old Margaret enjoys her solitary Tennessee mountain life, but she is intrigued when she spies a new neighbor across the lake. Jennifer Young—a widowed mother of a small boy—is hiding something from her past, and mystery-loving Margaret is determined to uncover it. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

    A Right to Die: A Nero Wolfe Mystery
    DB77170 5 hours 6 minutes
    by Rex Stout
    read by Bruce Huntey
    1964. When a wealthy young white woman involved in the civil rights movement is found murdered in a Harlem apartment, police arrest her black fiancé. But to armchair detective Nero Wolfe and his assistant Archie, the solution is not so simple. Some violence and some strong language. 1964.

    Loaded Dice
    DB82839 8 hours 50 minutes
    by James Swain
    read by Paul Boehmer
    When his son, who was attending a card-counting school, goes missing, ex-cop Tony Valentine—who targets cheaters for casinos—jets to Las Vegas. Once there, he is pressed into service and lands inside a treacherous game with higher stakes than he has ever encountered. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2004.

    Murder in Little Italy, Murder in Chinatown, Murder on Bank Street, Murder on Waverly Place
    DB81148 38 hours 2 minutes
    by Victoria Thompson
    read by Carol Dines
    Books eight through eleven, written between 2006 and 2009, in the series featuring turn-of-the-twentieth-century New York City society-woman-turned-midwife, Sarah Brandt. She pairs up again with Detective Sergeant Frank Molloy when a new mother dies. In book ten, Malloy’s ongoing investigation into Sarah’s late husband’s death leads to a shocking revelation. 2009.

    Murder on Amsterdam Avenue
    DB82412 8 hours 44 minutes
    by Victoria Thompson
    read by Suzanne Duvall
    Turn-of-the-twentieth-century midwife Sara Brandt and NYPD Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy put their wedding planning on hold when a Brandt family friend asks them to look into the death of his grown son. He suspects that his son was poisoned but asks that they use their utmost discretion while investigating. 2015.

    Murder on Washington Square, Murder on Mulberry Bend, Murder on Marble Row, Murder on Lenox Hill
    DB81147 38 hours 34 minutes
    by Victoria Thompson
    read by Suzanne Duvall
    Books four through seven, written between 2002 and 2005, in the series featuring young, widowed, society heiress-turned-midwife Sarah Brandt in turn-of-the-twentieth-century New York City. She continues to unofficially investigate puzzling murders with Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy, who reports to Police Commissioner Teddy Roosevelt. Victims include a seductress and a factory owner. 2005.

    A Little Death in Dixie and The Gone Dead Train
    DB81437 25 hours 35 minutes
    by Lisa Turner
    read by John Polk
    Two mysteries with Memphis detective Billy Able, written in 2010 and 2014. In the first, Able is helped by the estranged sister of a missing socialite. In the second, Able and a straight-laced female cop set out to prove two bluesmen were murdered. Strong language and some violence. 2014.

    The Ignorance of Blood
    DB82211 13 hours 44 minutes
    by Robert Wilson
    read by Jeremy Gage
    As Seville recovers from a terrorist attack, Inspector Javier Falcón is investigating the death of a man believed to have ties to the Russian mafia. As he digs, he becomes entrenched in a turf war. Sequel to Hidden Assassins (DB64608). Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2009.

    A Dangerous Place
    DB81852 9 hours 2 minutes
    by Jacqueline Winspear
    read by Mare Trevathan
    1937. Against the ship’s captain’s advice, investigator Maisie Dobbs impulsively disembarks in Gibraltar rather than returning to England. She is seeking peace after events in her personal life, but a brutal murder in the British garrison town leads Maisie into a web of lies and danger. 2015.

    DB81846 9 hours 3 minutes
    by Jeannette de Beauvoir
    read by Kristin Allison
    When a killer begins posing murdered women on park benches in Montreal, the mayor assigns his PR director, Martine LeDuc, to act as liaison with the police. Her investigation with detective Julian Fletcher leads them to orphanages and mental hospitals and decades-old secrets. Some violence. 2015.

    Occult and Horror

    DB81570 10 hours 57 minutes
    by Courtney Alameda
    read by Emily Pike Stewart
    One of the last descendants of the Van Helsing lineage, seventeen-year-old Micheline Helsing, is a tetrachromat who sees the undead’s auras. When a ghost hunt goes badly, Micheline and her team are in trouble. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

    White Space: The Dark Passages, Book 1
    DB80927 19 hours 5 minutes
    by Ilsa J. Bick
    read by Carol Dines
    Seventeen-year-old Emma Lindsay jumps between the lines of books and into the white space where realities are created and destroyed. To make matters worse, Emma fears she may be a character written into existence from an alternate universe. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

    Bones & All
    DB82408 8 hours 19 minutes
    by Camille DeAngelis
    read by Theresa Conkin
    Abandoned by her mother, sixteen-year-old Maren hits the road to find the father she never knew, hoping he can tell her more about her peculiar, ghoulish compulsion. Since she was a baby, Maren has been an involuntary cannibal, eating those who get too close to her. Some violence. 2015.

    End of Days
    DB82425 8 hours 57 minutes
    by Susan Ee
    read by Martha Harmon Pardee
    As the angels prepare to war with the surviving humans, Raffe and Penryn are forced to choose a side and take a final stand. Sequel to World After (DB77340). Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

    Werewolf Cop
    DB81342 10 hours 44 minutes
    by Andrew Klavan
    read by Barry Bernson
    Detective Zachary Adams and his partner investigate a brutal slaying for Extraordinary Crimes, a special federal task force. As they search for their prime suspect, a European criminal mastermind, he in turn seeks a powerful dagger that allegedly possesses demonic powers. Violence and strong language. 2015.

    The Influence
    DB82161 12 hours 53 minutes
    by Bentley Little
    read by Richard Davidson
    Ross notices that the luck of all the residents of his small town has completely turned with the new year. Long unemployed, he now receives job offers galore and acquires a beautiful girlfriend. Unbeknownst to him, however, a dark force has awakened. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

    The Haunting of Sunshine Girl, Book 1
    DB82352 8 hours 17 minutes
    by Paige McKenzie
    read by Emily Pike Stewart
    Sixteen-year-old Sunshine, her mom Kat, and dog Oscar move from Texas to the rainy, small town of Ridgemont, Washington. Shortly after arriving, Sunshine suspects something is wrong with the creepy rental house, and then eerie disturbances begin to occur. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

    Slade House
    DB82852 6 hours 56 minutes
    by David Mitchell
    read by various narrators
    In a dingy alley, a small iron door is set in a brick wall. This is the door to Slade House, the home of the Grayer twins. Only those special people who receive invitations can find the house, but those who enter are never seen again. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    Slasher Girls and Monster Boys
    DB82325 13 hours 15 minutes
    edited by April Genevieve Tucholke
    read by various narrators
    A collection of fourteen short stories inspired by classic tales and films, ranging from gruesome to horror to psychological thrillers and supernatural creatures. Stories are written by a selection of notable young-adult authors of every genre. Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

    Psychological Themes

    DB82249 7 hours 5 minutes
    by Graeme Cameron
    read by Graham Halstead
    After a serial killer realizes his attraction to grocery store clerk Rachel, he slowly backs away from his time-consuming routines of kidnapping, killing, and disposing of women. But he still has Erica in a cage, and they’ve become close. And now the police are nosing around. Violence and strong language. 2015.

    Woman with a Secret
    DB82359 14 hours 47 minutes
    by Sophie Hannah
    read by Carol Dines
    While trying to hide her secret life, Nicki Clements inadvertently places herself in the middle of the investigation into the bizarre murder of a well-known journalist. Married detectives Charlie Zailer and Simon Waterhouse approach the case in different ways. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

    The Gates of Evangeline
    DB82475 14 hours 7 minutes
    by Hester Young
    read by January LaVoy
    After the death of her young son, journalist Charlie Cates begins having dreams of other children in danger—visions that always come true. The dreams draw her into investigating a decades-old missing-child case at the Louisiana estate called Evangeline. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    Religious Themes

    The Wood’s Edge
    DB82082 13 hours 13 minutes
    by Lori Benton
    read by Cecelia Riddett
    In 1757 a soldier switches out his dead infant son for the light-skinned baby of a white woman and Indian man. As the years pass, the soldier’s daughter, Anna, is torn between her brother and the mysterious Oneida boy who haunts the woods. Some violence. 2015.

    Maggie Bright: A Novel of Dunkirk
    DB82069 10 hours 55 minutes
    by Tracy Groot
    read by Martha Harmon Pardee
    In 1940 Clare Childs unexpectedly inherits a fifty-two-foot yacht, the Maggie Bright. She knows the boat will change her life, but the boat harbors secrets. When a detective inspector from Scotland Yard comes calling, she realizes the Lord works in mysterious ways. 2015.

    Eden West
    DB82076 8 hours 26 minutes
    by Pete Hautman
    read by J.P. Linton
    During an eventful year in the cult where he was raised, seventeen-year-old Jacob finds his faith and devotion tested. After making new friends from the outside world, Jacob encounters temptations that threaten his contentment. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2015.


    The Prince Catchers Series, Books 1–3
    DB81496 41 hours 20 minutes
    by Katharine Ashe
    read by Theresa Conkin
    Books one through three, written between 2013 and 2015, featuring three beautiful sisters and a prophecy: one of them must marry a prince. Includes I Married the Duke, I Adored a Lord, I Loved a Rogue, and a Christmas novella, Kisses, She Wrote. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

    Beauty and the Bounty Hunter and An Outlaw in Wonderland
    DB81752 18 hours 31 minutes
    by Lori Austin
    read by Colleen Delany
    The first two western romances in a series written between 2012 and 2013, featuring a bounty hunter and Civil War spies. In Beauty and the Bounty Hunter, Cathleen Chase uses her ruthless skills to track down her husband’s killer. Violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

    A Sweetest Kisses Trilogy
    DB81331 35 hours 0 minutes
    by Grace Burrowes
    read by Theresa Conkin
    Trilogy featuring romances centering on a family law firm. Includes A Single Kiss, The First Kiss, and Kiss Me Hello. In A Single Kiss, attorney Hannah Stark avoids drama, but things change with a new position and a handsome boss. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2015.

    By Your Side
    DB82180 12 hours 3 minutes
    by Candace Calvert
    read by Margaret Strom
    After a multicar accident on a Sacramento freeway, trauma nurse Macy Wynn clashes with Texas transplant Deputy Fletcher Hope about the care of a group of children. The situation deteriorates when a sniper targets the crowd. Macy and Fletcher must learn to work together to fix the crisis. Some violence. 2015.

    Homeward on the Oregon Trail, Books 1–3
    DB81586 31 hours 33 minutes
    by Melody Carlson
    read by Theresa Conkin
    Trilogy written between 2012 and 2013 features a Kentucky widow and her two children as they move out West to southern Oregon. In Westward Hearts, Elizabeth Martin and her kids join a wagon train destined for Kansas City. Includes A Dream for Tomorrow and A Home at Trail’s End. 2013.

    Bannon Brothers Trilogy
    DB81590 31 hours 17 minutes
    by Janet Dailey
    read by Teresa Willis
    Trilogy written between 2011 and 2013 featuring three brothers and the women they protect from harm. In Trust, RJ Bannon works a cold kidnapping case and falls for a local artist with ties to the abductee. Includes Honor and Triumph. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

    Morgan Man Novels, Books 1–3
    DB81277 24 hours 30 minutes
    by Zuri Day
    read by Teresa Willis
    Books one through three, written between 2012 and 2014, featuring the romances of the three Morgan brothers. In Love on the Run, sports manager Michael Morgan falls for his newest client, a sprinter. Also includes A Good Dose of Pleasure and Bad Boy Seduction. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

    What a Devilish Duke Desires: The Sinful Scoundrels, Book 3
    DB81769 13 hours 15 minutes
    by Vicky Dreiling
    read by Terry Donnelly
    Once Harry Norcliffe inherits his uncle’s title, his social obligations become paramount. Horrified at being persuaded to join in a dance competition, Harry tempts his new friend Lucy to be his partner. But the true prize may be an unexpected love. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

    Night Falls like Silk
    DB81732 7 hours 12 minutes
    by Kathleen Eagle
    read by Suzanne Toren
    Wealthy Cassandra Westbrook collects art, and one day a mysterious artist named Thomas bids against her on an item. When he agrees to mentor her troubled nephew, Cassandra and Thomas find they have a fierce attraction. Trouble brews, however, when the art and Cassandra’s nephew disappear. Descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2003.

    Once upon a Kiss
    DB81498 11 hours 53 minutes
    by Jayne Fresina
    read by Theresa Conkin
    When handsome Darius Wainwright comes to town, the Book Club Belles are charmed and make comparisons to their favorite characters in Pride and Prejudice. Justina Penny doesn’t understand his appeal, but she soon becomes the object of his romantic intentions. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

    Sinfully Ever After
    DB81756 11 hours 37 minutes
    by Jayne Fresina
    read by Laura Giannarelli
    When Captain “Lucky Luke” Wainwright returns from the dead, he’s intent on reclaiming his birthright and a promised kiss from the ever practical Rebecca Sherringham. However, since the Book Club Belles’ current novel is Sense and Sensibility, the ladies decide to meddle. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

    Wicked, My Love
    DB81944 10 hours 2 minutes
    by Susanna Ives
    read by Mare Trevathan
    Handsome politician Lord Randall continually teases his bank partner and childhood nemesis, the financially brilliant but frumpish Isabella St. Vincent. When both his political career and their mutual bank interests are threatened by scandal, Isabella agrees to help him and surprises him in every way. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

    Love in the Limelight, Volume One
    DB81663 11 hours 41 minutes
    by Brenda Jackson and A.C. Arthur
    read by Theresa Conkin
    In Jackson’s Star of His Heart, actress Rachel Wellesley falls for her sexy co-star Ethan Chambers on TV’s hit drama. In Arthur’s Sing Your Pleasure, singer Charlene Quinn lands a new contract with a hot record label and pines for music producer Akil Hutton. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2010.

    Four Nights with the Duke
    DB81810 9 hours 36 minutes
    by Eloisa James
    read by Mare Trevathan
    Vander Brody, the Duke of Pindar and friend of Thorn and India, from Three Weeks with Lady X (DB78676), finds himself blackmailed into marriage with Mia Carrington—the daughter of the man with whom his mother had a longstanding affair. Explicit descriptions of sex, some strong language, and some violence. 2015.

    The Duff: Designated Ugly Fat Friend
    DB81723 7 hours 26 minutes
    by Kody Keplinger
    read by Anne Hancock
    Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper sleeps with Wesley Rush—a notorious womanizer who disgusts her—to distract herself from her personal problems. To Bianca’s surprise, the two of them find they have a lot in common. Strong language and descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2011.

    Shopaholic to the Rescue
    DB82890 9 hours 29 minutes
    by Sophie Kinsella
    read by Clare Corbett
    The father of Becky Brandon, from Shopaholic to the Stars (DB80180), disappears with her best friend Suze’s husband on a mysterious quest. Certain they are in danger, Becky leads her friends and family (plus one enemy) on a road trip from Los Angeles to Las Vegas to find the two men. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    The Tempting of Thomas Carrick
    DB81133 15 hours 23 minutes
    by Stephanie Laurens
    read by Julie-Ann Elliott
    Thomas Carrick is called back on clan business from Glasgow to the Scottish countryside, where he enlists the aid of Lucilla Cynster. She helps to heal clan members who have mysteriously fallen sick, and discovers murder. Thomas fights his attraction to Lucilla. Sequel to By Winter’s Light (DB80903). Explicit descriptions of sex and some violence. 2015.

    Return to Homecoming Ranch
    DB82072 10 hours 13 minutes
    by Julia London
    read by Gabriella Cavallero
    Libby Tyler is fresh back from a week spent at a mental-health retreat, after she beat up her ex-boyfriend’s truck with a golf club. As she works on developing Homecoming Ranch, she grows closer to sheriff’s deputy and recovering alcoholic Sam Winters. Sequel to Homecoming Ranch (DB77147). Some descriptions of sex. 2014.

    The Trouble with Honor
    DB81768 12 hours 2 minutes
    by Julia London
    read by Terry Donnelly
    When her stepbrother’s fiancée threatens to steal away her inheritance, Honor Cabot conspires with the illegitimate son of a duke to ruin the woman’s reputation. But working in close quarters with such a rogue has its dangers—and its pleasures. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

    Home in Seattle
    DB81587 14 hours 15 minutes
    by Debbie Macomber
    read by Theresa Conkin
    Two Seattle-based romance novels originally written in 1988 and 1990. A widow is leery of a playboy’s reputation in The Playboy and the Widow, even though her daughters like him. In Fallen Angel, a woman with deep roots begins a relationship with a drifter. Some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 1990.

    The Reluctant Groom
    DB81563 12 hours 47 minutes
    by Debbie Macomber
    read by Theresa Conkin
    Two novels, previously published in 1987 and 1988. In All Things Considered, Judd Matthiessen returns home and faces confrontation from the wife and daughter he abandoned two years ago. Almost Paradise features camp counselor Sherry White fighting her attraction to the camp’s director. Some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 1988.

    Hold Me
    DB82252 8 hours 39 minutes
    by Susan Mallery
    read by Dale Allen
    Despite working with the Fool’s Gold search and rescue team, all Destiny Mills wants is a life that’s safe and calm. Former Olympic skier Kipling Gilmore, who still craves the rush of a good run, is a threat to her heart. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

    Sins of the Highlander
    DB81733 10 hours 14 minutes
    by Connie Mason
    read by Terry Donnelly
    Scottish highlander “Mad Rob” MacLaren steals his clan rival’s bride-to-be, Elspeth Stewart, as the perfect revenge. Elspeth begins to feel unexpected passion for her captor, and Rob feels part of himself awakened for the first time since his wife died. Explicit descriptions of sex and some violence. 2012.

    The Marriage Season
    DB82354 7 hours 18 minutes
    by Linda Lael Miller
    read by Teresa Willis
    Despite entering into a pact to get married, Bex is the odd girl out, since she lost her love to war. When Tate Calder comes to Mustang Creek, Wyoming, with his sons, however, Bex wonders if he might be the one. Sequel to The Marriage Charm (DB80815). Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

    Ally Hughes Has Sex Sometimes
    DB82393 8 hours 13 minutes
    by Jules Moulin
    read by Ann Marie Lee
    Single-mother Ally had a fling with Jake, one of the students she taught at Brown, only to decide it would never work out. Ten years later, her grown daughter brings home a new boyfriend: none other than Jake, now a famous movie star. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    After You
    DB82661 11 hours 8 minutes
    by Jojo Moyes
    read by Anna Acton
    This sequel to Me before You (DB76161) begins with Louisa Clark struggling to go on without Will Traynor. A terrible accident leads her to move back home to heal her body, but it takes more effort to heal her heart and allow her to love again. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    Follow My Lead
    DB82688 13 hours 30 minutes
    by Kate Noble
    read by Alison Larkin
    Winnifred Crane is determined to win admittance to the all-male historical society. She plans to travel to Germany to determine the authenticity of a famous painting, and Jason Cummings, the Duke of Rayne, ends up as her unwilling companion on a road trip across Europe. Sequel to The Summer of You (DB79277). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

    A Promise of Forever
    DB82563 9 hours 52 minutes
    by Marilyn Pappano
    read by Loretta Rawlins
    Having finished her final tour of duty in Afghanistan, Sergeant Avi Grant is looking forward to settling down in Tallgrass, Oklahoma. Once home, she visits her former commanding officer’s widow and falls for the woman’s son. Sequel to A Love to Call Her Own (DB82052). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    Not Always a Saint
    DB82574 10 hours 55 minutes
    by Mary Jo Putney
    read by Erik Sandvold
    In Regency-era England, surgeon Daniel Herbert is dismayed to find he has inherited a barony. He nevertheless takes on his required role, setting off for London to find a wife. He finds himself drawn to Jessie Kelham, a beautiful widow with a mysterious past. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

    Garden of Lies
    DB82160 11 hours 23 minutes
    by Amanda Quick
    read by Jill Tanner
    Ursula Kent, owner of the Kent Secretarial Agency, believes her employee, Anne Clifton, was murdered. She takes Anne’s place as secretary in the Fulbrook household to investigate who might have killed her and receives aid from dashing archaeologist Slater Roxton. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

    The Liar
    DB82029 16 hours 42 minutes
    by Nora Roberts
    read by Suzanne Toren
    After the death of her husband, Richard, Shelby discovers that everything about him was a lie. Shelby and her young daughter, Callie, move back to her hometown of Rendezvous Ridge, Tennessee. Unfortunately, Richard’s dangerous secrets follow her home. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

    DB82291 10 hours 40 minutes
    by Danielle Steel
    read by Elisabeth Rodgers
    After years of devoting herself to her family, the death of her husband changes everything for Stephanie. On an impulsive road trip, she meets country music star Chase Taylor; but Stephanie must decide if their lives can fit together. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2015.

    The Wrong Side of Right
    DB81813 9 hours 37 minutes
    by Jenn Marie Thorne
    read by Mare Trevathan
    After her mother dies, sixteen-year-old Kate Quinn meets the father she never knew, joins his presidential campaign, and falls for a rebellious boy. When her true beliefs and the campaign’s talking points conflict, Kate must decide what is best. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

    Lover Enshrined
    DB81585 21 hours 5 minutes
    by J.R. Ward
    read by Andy Pyle
    Phury is the male responsible for keeping the Black Dagger Brotherhood’s vampire bloodlines alive, which means he must find a mate. Enter Chosen Cormia. Cormia wants more than Phury’s sense of duty; she wants his love. Violence, explicit descriptions of sex, and some strong language. 2008.

    Science Fiction

    The End is Nigh: The Apocalypse Triptych, Book 1
    DB81221 15 hours 59 minutes
    edited by John Joseph Adams and Hugh Howey
    read by Ray Foushee
    The first of a trilogy of short-story anthologies depicting the buildup, the occurrence, and the aftermath of apocalyptical scenarios. This first volume consists of original stories depicting the time before the catastrophe and the people who see it coming. Strong language and some violence. 2014.

    The End is Now: The Apocalypse Triptych, Book 2
    DB81701 14 hours 47 minutes
    edited by John Joseph Adams and Hugh Howey
    read by Ray Foushee
    Following The End is Nigh (DB81221), this short-story anthology provides the second part of a trilogy depicting the buildup, the occurrence, and the aftermath of apocalyptic scenarios. This second volume consists of original stories exploring the time during the catastrophe itself. Strong language and some violence. 2014.

    Other Worlds than These: Stories of Parallel Worlds
    DB81949 27 hours 7 minutes
    edited by John Joseph Adams
    read by Kurt Elftmann
    This anthology collects short stories that involve parallel worlds and portal fantasies. The list of authors includes George R.R. Martin, Orson Scott Card, Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Ursula K. Le Guin, Catherynne Valente, and many others. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2012.

    Straits of Hell: Destroyermen, Book 10
    DB82073 20 hours 52 minutes
    by Taylor Anderson
    read by Joe Wilson
    Reddy and his crew fight alongside the felinoid Lemurians and Imperial allies to prevent the reptilian Grik from reconquering the Lemurians’ home on Madagascar. Meanwhile, Don Hernan and the Dominion gather to attack Fort Defiance. Sequel to Deadly Shores (DB79733). Violence and some strong language. 2015.

    The Heart Goes Last
    DB82599 12 hours 13 minutes
    by Margaret Atwood
    read by various narrators
    Charmaine and Stan agree to participate in a social experiment. They receive jobs and a home in exchange for living in a prison cell every second month. As time passes, however, the couple develops an unhealthy obsession with the couple that occupies their house during their prison months. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    Elysium: Or, the World After
    DB82044 8 hours 27 minutes
    by Jennifer Marie Brissett
    read by Laura Giannarelli
    A computer program in the atmosphere observes and recounts the story of two people in love as they struggle to survive apocalyptic chaos. The program’s data, however, has been corrupted. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

    Less Than Hero
    DB81623 7 hours 59 minutes
    by S.G. Browne
    read by Bill Delaney
    Clinical drug trials are easy money, and Lloyd has done more than one hundred. One day, however, Lloyd and his fellow guinea pig friends realize they have gained the ability to pass on their side effects to other people and decide to fight crime with their newfound power. Some strong language. 2015.

    The Cinder Spires: The Aeronaut’s Windlass
    DB82604 21 hours 41 minutes
    by Jim Butcher
    read by Euan Morton
    Captain Grimm commands a merchant airship and sides with Spire Albion in their war with Spire Aurora. After his ship is grounded, Albion offers Grimm a position on a team of agents with a vital mission to the conflict. Meanwhile, an ancient enemy of humanity begins to stir. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    The Rebirths of Tao
    DB81673 17 hours 2 minutes
    by Wesley Chu
    read by Andy Pyle
    Years after the events of The Deaths of Tao (DB79841), the world is split into pro-Prophus and pro-Genjix factions and poised for war. A defector’s knowledge might prevent bloodshed, but only Roen can help him save both the world and the Quasing race. Violence and some strong language. 2015.

    DB81225 15 hours 45 minutes
    edited by Neil Clarke
    read by Jack Fox
    An anthology of original cyborg stories, assembled by Neil Clarke, and featuring both established and new authors. Includes stories by Elizabeth Bear, Ken Liu, Mari Ness, Genevieve Valentine, and many others. Strong language and some violence. 2014.

    Empire: The Chronicles of the Invaders, Book 2
    DB81560 16 hours 42 minutes
    by John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard
    read by Alec Volz
    Though the Resistance still fights, the Illyri have conquered and occupied Earth. Meanwhile, Paul has been conscripted. But he and his alien love, Syl, have discovered that a third species—that the Illyri would kill to keep secret—is involved in the invasion. Sequel to Conquest (DB79284). Violence and some strong language. 2015.

    The Vital Abyss: An Expanse Novella
    DB82898 2 hours 28 minutes
    by James S.A. Corey
    read by Jefferson Mays
    A group of prisoners lives in permanent captivity. Their only company is each other and the Belters who guard them, and the only future they see is an empty life in the enormous room that is their prison. This changes, however, the day the man from Mars comes along. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future
    DB81568 25 hours 28 minutes
    edited by Ed Finn and Kathryn Cramer
    read by John Polk
    In 2011, Neal Stephenson advanced the Hieroglyph theory, exalting the power of science fiction to inspire the inventive imagination. Arizona State University organized a group of writers who assembled this collection of short fiction focused on “techno-optimism,” to challenge and provoke inventiveness. Some violence and some strong language. 2014.

    Alien Separation
    DB82070 17 hours 9 minutes
    by Gini Koch
    read by Kristin Allison
    Before Jeff and Kitty can apprehend the Mastermind, they and several others are zapped into a different solar system. The members of the group are separated, so they must find each other while surviving a myriad of dangerous obstacles on the planet Beta Eight. Sequel to Universal Alien (DB80950). Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

    Ancillary Mercy
    DB82789 10 hours 57 minutes
    by Ann Leckie
    read by Adjoa Andoh
    After the events of Ancillary Sword (DB79781), a search of Atheok Station’s slums turns up an ancillary that has hidden for three thousand years. Meanwhile, a messenger from the Presger empire arrives, along with Breq’s enemy, Anaander Mianaai. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    Old Mars
    DB81749 20 hours 12 minutes
    edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois
    read by Joe Wilson
    Martin and Dozois collect fifteen all-original science fiction stories celebrating the golden age of science fiction, when little was known about the other planets in Earth’s solar system and what they might hold. All of the stories within this collection focus on Mars. Some violence. 2013.

    Nexus, Crux, Apex
    DB81900 51 hours 7 minutes
    by Ramez Naam
    read by Mark Delgado
    Complete trilogy, published between 2012 and 2015. In Nexus, the experimental nano-drug Nexus causes humans to link minds and leads to high stakes. In Crux, war between humans and post-humans begins. In Apex, the Nexus-driven conflict comes to a head. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

    The Long Earth, The Long War, The Long Mars
    DB81819 33 hours 55 minutes
    by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
    read by Mark Delgado
    First three books in the Long Earth series, published between 2012 and 2014. In The Long Earth, new worlds open through “stepping.” In The Long War, the Long Earth faces a growing crisis. In The Long Mars, someone proposes a voyage across the Long Mars. Strong language and some violence. 2014.

    DB81576 10 hours 49 minutes
    by Robert Repino
    read by David Hartley-Margolin
    A race of intelligent ants seeks to eradicate mankind. They intend to run a utopia free of violence, exploitation, and superstition. The final step in their plan is to transform surface animals into sentient beings to rise up and kill their masters. Some violence and some strong language. 2015.

    The Doomsday Equation
    DB82026 10 hours 35 minutes
    by Matt Richtel
    read by Jason Culp
    Computer genius Jeremy has designed a machine that predicts global conflicts, though many have sought to discredit the invention. One day, however, his computer sounds the alarm—the outbreak of World War III is imminent. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

    Saturn Run
    DB82787 16 hours 37 minutes
    by John Sandford and Ctein
    read by Eric Conger
    In 2066, an intern at Caltech observes an anomaly through a telescope. A mysterious spaceship is discovered to be approaching Saturn, sparking a race among the world’s nations to retrieve the ship and its unknown technology. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    Operation Shield: A Cassandra Kresnov Novel
    DB81284 19 hours 3 minutes
    by Joel Shepherd
    read by Erin Jones
    Cassandra uncovers the terrible truth about the technology that created her, which now threatens all humanity with catastrophe. She also uncovers instability within the League. Meanwhile, she attempts to care for three young street kids from Callay. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

    Originator: A Cassandra Kresnov Novel
    DB81333 16 hours 21 minutes
    by Joel Shepherd
    read by Erin Jones
    Countless die in the destruction of Cresta, and the League civil war accelerates out of control, with all of humanity threatened. Meanwhile, Cassandra’s nemesis, Renaldo, the father of “synthetic intelligence,” seeks asylum, but brings dangerous technology. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

    23 Years on Fire: A Cassandra Kresnov Novel
    DB81223 17 hours 55 minutes
    by Joel Shepherd
    read by Erin Jones
    Following the events of Killswitch (DB71548), Cassandra must lead an assault against the Federation world of Pyeongwha, where a terrible sociological phenomenon has unleashed hell on the civilian population. There she faces the New Torah. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

    Star Wars: Aftermath; Journey to Star Wars—the Force Awakens
    DB82840 12 hours 19 minutes
    by Chuck Wendig
    read by Marc Thompson
    The Empire reels after defeat at the Battle of Endor. The Rebel Alliance seeks to squash the enemy’s remaining, scattered forces. Above the remote planet of Akiva, however, pilot Wedge Antilles observes Imperial Star Destroyers gathering. On the planet’s surface, rebel fighter Norra Wexley intercepts Wedge’s distress call. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2015.

    Short Stories

    Wastelands 2: More Stories of the Apocalypse
    DB81224 20 hours 17 minutes
    edited by John Joseph Adams
    read by Gary Tipton
    Thirty-one stories of a post-apocalyptic future, almost exclusively written in the twenty-first century. Authors include George R.R. Martin, Hugh Howey, Junot Diaz, Ann Aguirre, Cory Doctorow, Nancy Kress, and more. Includes the seminal tale “The Postman,” by David Brin. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2015.

    Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances
    DB81340 9 hours 31 minutes
    by Neil Gaiman
    read by Gregory Maupin
    Anthology focusing on the shadowy world that lies beneath reality. Includes horror and ghost stories, science fiction, fairy tales, fabulism, and poetry. Also includes Doctor Who and Sherlock Holmes stories and a mix of new and previously published work. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

    Fortune Smiles: Stories
    DB82453 8 hours 20 minutes
    by Adam Johnson
    read by various narrators
    A collection of short stories from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Orphan Master’s Son (DB74282). A man searches for his son’s mother. A computer programmer finds comfort in a digital copy of the recently assassinated president. A former Stasi agent ponders his past. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    African Stories
    DB81781 30 hours 28 minutes
    by Doris Lessing
    read by Martha Harmon Pardee
    Nobel Prize winner Lessing spent twenty-five years in Africa, writing about the land and people she loved. This collection, originally published in 1964 and long out of print, gathers all of her short stories set on the continent and includes four stories never before anthologized. 1964.

    In the Penny Arcade
    DB82207 5 hours 53 minutes
    by Steven Millhauser
    read by Brandon Bujnowski
    A collection of seven stories that, while varying widely in their subjects, share a sense of magic slipping around the edges of everyday life. In the long opening story, “August Eschenburg,” a maker of clockwork figures wishes his creations could come to life. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 1981.

    Voices in the Night: Stories
    DB81650 11 hours 17 minutes
    by Steven Millhauser
    read by Guy Williams
    Many of the sixteen stories in this collection are set in small towns where things and people are strangely off-kilter. They balance the fantastic and the realistic, and feature unexplained phenomena, reimagined myths, obsessive compulsions, and wonder that turns inevitably to dread. 2015.

    Night at the Fiestas: Stories
    DB81711 8 hours 37 minutes
    by Kirstin Valdez Quade
    read by Gabriella Cavallero
    Quade’s collection of short stories focuses on the troubled hearts of characters torn between their desires to escape the past and to explore it thoroughly. The stories chart the passions and obligations of family life, exploring race, class, and coming-of-age. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

    Spies and Espionage

    Robert Ludlum’s The Geneva Strategy
    DB82792 11 hours 26 minutes
    by Jamie Freveletti
    read by Jeff Woodman
    Several high-ranking members of the government disappear in a mass kidnapping, including Nick Rendel, who possesses information that could be used to reprogram military drones. Jon Smith must hurry to track down Rendel before the kidnappers use him to carry out drone strikes wherever they please. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    Robert Ludlum’s The Janus Reprisal
    DB82715 11 hours 21 minutes
    by Jamie Freveletti
    read by Jeff Woodman
    Covert-One operative Jon Smith is attending a conference on infectious diseases when the hotel is attacked—and one of the shooters is carrying a picture of Smith. Other locations are soon attacked as well, leading to the escape of Pakistani warlord Oman Dattar. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

    Leaving Berlin
    DB82028 11 hours 42 minutes
    by Joseph Kanon
    read by Peter Johnson
    Jewish writer Alex fled the Nazis for America, but past politics have left him vulnerable to the McCarthy witch-hunts. He bargains with the CIA to save his family, agreeing to act as their agent in his native Berlin. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

    The Russian Bride
    DB82121 11 hours 40 minutes
    by Ed Kovacs
    read by Joe Wilson
    Kit Bennings works undercover in Moscow as an intelligence agent. After being compromised by a mafia don and former KGB general, Kit marries a Russian woman with mob connections and goes rogue, in hopes of saving his kidnapped sister and stopping a deadly scheme. Some violence and some strong language. 2015.

    Comrades in Miami
    DB82441 13 hours 8 minutes
    by José Latour
    read by Marianne Fraulo
    In Havana, spymaster Victoria Valiente and her husband, Manuel Pardo, try to escape to freedom after an electronic heist. Their actions, however, draw government attention. New players enter the game, including a gardener with secret abilities, foreign operatives, the FBI, and an unsuspecting former English teacher. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2005.

    Mrs. Roosevelt’s Confidante: A Maggie Hope Mystery
    DB82765 10 hours 18 minutes
    by Susan Elia MacNeal
    read by Susan Duerden
    December 1941. Soon after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Winston Churchill arrives in Washington, D.C., along with Special Agent Maggie Hope. Posing as his typist, she accompanies the prime minister as he meets with President Roosevelt. Then, one of the First Lady’s aides is mysteriously murdered. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    Robert Ludlum’s The Ares Decision
    DB82691 12 hours 30 minutes
    by Kyle Mills
    read by Jeff Woodman
    Colonel Jon Smith, Covert-One’s top operative, investigates a shocking attack in Uganda and finds evidence of a parasitic infection that causes hosts to fall into violent insanity. In this case, however, terrorists have been developing it to use as a biological weapon. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

    Robert Ludlum’s The Patriot Attack
    DB82791 10 hours 14 minutes
    by Kyle Mills
    read by Jeff Woodman
    Japan and China are on the brink of war. Meanwhile, Jon Smith embarks on a mission to recover mysterious material from the Fukushima nuclear reactor wreckage. When Smith fails to return, Randi Russell searches for him and soon realizes that Smith may have uncovered a deadly secret. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    Robert Ludlum’s The Utopia Experiment
    DB82716 13 hours 37 minutes
    by Kyle Mills
    read by Jeff Woodman
    Jon Smith is tasked with assessing a revolutionary new device called the Merge. Meanwhile, CIA operative Randi Russell discovers an entire village of murdered Afghans, all equipped with the device. As Smith and Russell investigate these mysterious circumstances, they’re blocked by someone with access to the highest levels of the military. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

    Winter in Madrid
    DB82074 25 hours 10 minutes
    by C.J. Sansom
    read by Erik Sandvold
    With World War II raging in 1940, Harry Brett is sent to Spain by the British Secret Service to recruit his former school chum, Sandy Forsyth, who has questionable business practices. While there, Harry meets Sandy’s girlfriend, who is searching for a missing ex-lover. Strong language and some violence. 2006.

    The Lure of the Moonflower
    DB82458 13 hours 42 minutes
    by Lauren Willig
    read by Kate Reading
    In this conclusion of the long-running series, historians Colin and Eloise prepare for their wedding in present-day England. Meanwhile, in 1807, Lisbon Jack Reid, a British agent known as the Moonflower, takes on a mission with the Pink Carnation despite their complicated personal issues. Sequel to The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla (DB82239). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.


    The Patriot Threat
    DB82232 12 hours 52 minutes
    by Steve Berry
    read by Gregory Gorton
    Cotton Malone has agreed to a sabbatical from his Copenhagen bookshop to covertly observe an exchange of American currency destined for North Korea. Unexpectedly, he ends up the target of a gunman. Cotton must recover Treasury documents dating from the time of FDR. Violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2015.

    The Ashes Trilogy, Books 2–3
    DB82136 33 hours 46 minutes
    by Ilsa J. Bick
    read by Mary Kane
    Final two books of the Ashes Trilogy, following Ashes (DB73686), written between 2012 and 2013. A group struggles to survive after an electromagnetic pulse. In Shadows, a sanctuary turns out to be a lie. In Monsters, the Changed are still evolving. Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

    From the Dead
    DB81790 11 hours 11 minutes
    by Mark Billingham
    read by David Hartley-Margolin
    Donna Langford did prison time for successfully arranging to have her husband Alan killed. But now she is receiving photos of a very-much-alive Alan. Realizing that the long-ago corpse was misidentified, the police agree to help Donna’s PI track down Alan and their missing daughter. Violence and strong language. 2010.

    Lazybones and The Burning Girl
    DB81710 21 hours 22 minutes
    by Mark Billingham
    read by Jordan Leigh
    In books three and four, written in 2003 and 2004, Tom Thorne and his colleagues investigate the violent rape and killings of recently released rapists. Later, a cold case resurfaces in which the wrong girl was set on fire. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2004.

    Lifeless, Buried, Death Message
    DB81737 37 hours 9 minutes
    by Mark Billingham
    read by Stephen Van Doren
    Books five through seven of the Tom Thorne series, written between 2005 and 2007. London police detective Tom Thorne works undercover in a targeted homeless community, investigating the kidnapping of a retired cop’s son, and receiving an anonymous photo of a corpse via text. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2009.

    Time of Death
    DB82122 12 hours 53 minutes
    by Mark Billingham
    read by Joe Wilson
    When Detective Tom Thorne’s girlfriend, DS Helen Weeks, learns that the husband of a childhood friend has been arrested, they immediately set out for Helen’s home town—although Helen hasn’t been there in twenty-five years. Two girls have been abducted. Evidence incriminates the husband, but Tom has doubts. Violence and strong language. 2015.

    The Whites
    DB82319 11 hours 59 minutes
    by Harry Brandt
    read by Kurt Elftmann
    Now head of the detective night shift in Manhattan, Sergeant Billy Graves realizes a slashing victim is connected to a past case when Billy was part of an anti-crime division called The Wild Geese. The past returns with a vengeance. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2015.

    The Fifth Gospel
    DB82315 16 hours 32 minutes
    by Ian Caldwell
    read by Gregory Gorton
    Two brothers raised in the Vatican, one now a Greek Catholic priest and the other a Roman Catholic priest, become entangled in the mysterious death of a friend who was curating an upcoming Vatican exhibit. The clue to his killer lies in the gospels, including a little-known fifth one. Bestseller. 2015.

    Storm Front: A Derrick Storm Thriller
    DB81679 9 hours 45 minutes
    by Richard Castle
    read by Barry Bernson
    When a notorious mercenary with an eye patch—erroneously thought to be dead—starts killing high-level bankers in various parts of the world after torturing them and extracting secret codes, the CIA calls in their go-to fixer: Derrick Storm. Violence and strong language. 2013.

    Small Wars: A Jack Reacher Story
    DB82377 1 hour 32 minutes
    by Lee Child
    read by Dick Hill
    In this short story set in 1989, military policeman Jack Reacher is assigned to solve the murder of a young officer found ten miles north of Fort Smith. Reacher calls his brother, Colonel Joe Reacher, at the Pentagon for intel and taps Sergeant Frances Neagley for help. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    DB81948 6 hours 30 minutes
    by Joe Clifford
    read by Jeff Allin
    Jay Porter’s older brother, Chris, has been a junkie ever since their parents’ fatal car crash. Now Jay learns that Chris has an e-recycling business, and his partner is missing. When Chris also disappears, Jay investigates. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

    The Crossing
    DB82755 9 hours 26 minutes
    by Michael Connelly
    read by Titus Welliver
    Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half-brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller, needs his help. The murder rap against his client seems ironclad, but Mickey is sure it’s a setup. With the help of his former partner, Bosch secretly investigates the police department. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    The Hunted
    DB82310 9 hours 20 minutes
    by Matt de la Peña
    read by Joe Wilson
    After surviving the earthquake and tsunami that occurred in The Living (DB78224), Shy reaches land, but he is far from safe. The secret that Addie, his cruise ship co-worker, shared with him is something that people would kill for. Strong language and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

    The Precipice
    DB82086 9 hours 6 minutes
    by Paul Doiron
    read by Jeff Allin
    Maine game warden Mike Bowditch’s romantic weekend with his girlfriend, wildlife biologist Stacey Stevens, is interrupted by a call to help locate two missing hikers on the Appalachian Trail. The consensus is that the women fell prey to coyotes, but Stacey suspects murder. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

    The Scam
    DB82598 6 hours 57 minutes
    by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
    read by Scott Brick
    Thief Nicolas Fox and FBI agent Kate O’Hare go after a corrupt casino owner. Evan Trace is using his Macau casino to launder the money of criminals and terrorists, and Fox and O’Hare will have to go undercover as deep-pocketed gamblers to shut him down. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    Tricky Twenty-Two: A Stephanie Plum Novel
    DB82845 6 hours 29 minutes
    by Janet Evanovich
    read by Lorelei King
    Ken Globovic—arrested for beating up the dean of students at Kiltman College—misses his court date and goes into hiding. People see him on campus, but no one will talk. Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum decides that something more than fraternity pranks is going on at the college. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    DB81283 12 hours 33 minutes
    by Warren Fahy
    read by Andy Pyle
    A ruthless Russian tycoon lures biologists Nell and Geoffrey to his underground metropolis, where they are confronted by a vicious menagerie of biological horrors rising up to consume the world. Violence and some strong language. 2013.

    The Grownup
    DB82754 1 hour 20 minutes
    by Gillian Flynn
    read by Julia Whelan
    When a young psychic visits the eerie Victorian home that is the source of her client Susan’s terror and grief, she realizes she may not have to pretend to believe in ghosts anymore. Along with Susan’s teenage stepson, the two women try to figure out if anything can be done. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

    Benefit of the Doubt
    DB82253 9 hours 16 minutes
    by Neal Griffin
    read by Jordan Leigh
    After Oakland cop Ben Sawyer was filmed attacking a suspect, he and his wife Alex were forced to return to their Wisconsin hometown, where Ben is hired by Alex’s police-chief father. Now a released convict is out to get everyone involved in his conviction, including Ben’s family. Violence and strong language. 2015.

    Rogue Lawyer
    DB82636 11 hours 20 minutes
    by John Grisham
    read by Mark Deakins
    Attorney Sebastian Rudd works out of a customized bulletproof van, complete with Wi-Fi and his only employee—a heavily armed driver. He defends people other lawyers won’t go near, including a drug-addled, tattooed kid possibly in a satanic cult, accused of molesting and murdering two little girls. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    Reckless and One Mile Under
    DB81820 22 hours 29 minutes
    by Andrew Gross
    read by Gregory Gorton
    In books three and four, written in 2010 and 2015, detective Ty Hauck sets out to avenge the murder of his friend and her family and then comes to the aid of a friend’s daughter—Colorado white-water guide Dani Whalen. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

    Behind Closed Doors
    DB81274 14 hours 49 minutes
    by Elizabeth Haynes
    read by Madelyn Buzzard
    Detective Chief Inspector Louisa “Lou” Smith, from Under a Silent Moon (DB78716), is shocked to learn that Scarlett Rainsford—who went missing at age fifteen while on vacation a decade ago with her family in Greece—has been found. Scarlett’s parents react oddly. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

    DB82473 11 hours 34 minutes
    by C.A. Higgins
    read by Fiona Hardingham
    Althea has established a bond with the electronic systems aboard an experimental military spacecraft. When terrorists board, Althea must defend her beloved ship, even after the ship’s systems begin to malfunction and the crew becomes increasingly suspicious. It is the terrorists’ mission, however, that changes Althea. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    The Killing Kind
    DB82374 8 hours 26 minutes
    by Chris Holm
    read by Will Collyer
    Once a covert operative for a false-flag unit of the U.S. military, Michael Hendricks was presumed dead after a mission in Afghanistan. Leaving his old life behind, Hendricks now works as a hitman entrepreneur of sorts—he only kills other hitmen. Which makes him a target. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    DB82480 7 hours 26 minutes
    by Kay Hooper
    read by Jack Fox
    FBI Agent Deacon James heads to the town of Sociable, Georgia, to respond to a call for help from his sister, Melanie. Melanie is being set up as a murderer, but Sheriff Trinity Nichols believes there is something more at work. She calls in the FBI Special Crimes Unit for help. Sequel to Hostage (DB81782). Violence. 2014.

    DB81782 7 hours 9 minutes
    by Kay Hooper
    read by Mare Trevathan
    Haven operative Luther Brinkman stumbles on Callie Davis after he is shot by a fugitive he was sent to locate. Callie, a member of the FBI Special Crimes Unit, is also on the fugitive’s trail. Fellow agents Hollis Templeton and Reese DeMarco are sent nearby to hold a séance. Sequel to Haven (DB75805). Violence. 2013.

    The Bone Tree
    DB81818 31 hours 39 minutes
    by Greg Iles
    read by Robert Sams
    Following the events in Natchez Burning (DB79053), attorney Penn Cage’s retired doctor father—accused of murdering his black nurse—is on the run and a state trooper has been killed in the process. Cage, his journalist wife, the FBI, and others join in the hunt. Strong language and some violence. 2015.

    Never Die Alone
    DB82168 11 hours 8 minutes
    by Lisa Jackson
    read by Kristin Allison
    It is thought that the 21 killer—whose victims are twenty-one-year-old sets of twins—is safely locked up. When New Orleans twins Zoe and Chloe disappear right before their twenty-first birthday, however, Detectives Bentz and Montoya investigate. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

    The Ninth Step
    DB82307 5 hours 22 minutes
    by Grant Jerkins
    read by Jordan Leigh
    Veterinarian Helen Patrice gets blacked-out drunk every night. One morning, however, she is horrified to realize that she had been in a hit-and-run accident that took the life of math teacher Edgar Woolrich’s pregnant wife. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

    The Golem of Paris
    DB82718 15 hours 40 minutes
    by Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse Kellerman
    read by John Rubinstein
    LAPD detective Jacob Lev is coping poorly with news he’s learned about his family. He’s drinking, not talking to his father, and his mother is a stranger to him. Then he comes across a gruesome unsolved murder that brings the two halves of his life into startling collision. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    Finders Keepers
    DB82230 14 hours 14 minutes
    by Stephen King
    read by Kurt Elftmann
    The son of a mowed-down job applicant from Mr. Mercedes (DB79570) finds a buried trunk with much-needed money and a murdered author’s unfinished manuscripts. When the convict who has waited decades to read them is released, the boy turns to ex-cop Hodges. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

    The Girl in the Spider’s Web: A Lisbeth Salander Novel; Continuing Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Series
    DB82391 13 hours 25 minutes
    by David Lagercrantz
    read by Simon Vance
    Journalist Blomkvist receives a phone call from a source claiming to have information vital to the United States. Blomkvist turns to super hacker Lisbeth Salander for help in chasing a secret that is at the center of a tangled web of spies, cybercriminals, and governments around the world. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    13 Million Dollar Pop and Signature Kill
    DB81708 16 hours 18 minutes
    by David Levien
    read by David Hartley-Margolin
    Books three and four, written in 2011 and 2015, featuring Indianapolis PI Frank Behr. In book three, Behr, reluctantly working an executive protection detail, saves a politician from being gunned down in a parking garage and then can’t help but investigate. Book four shows down-on-his-luck Behr pursuing a serial killer. Violence and strong language. 2015.

    DB81702 6 hours 8 minutes
    by Sophie Littlefield
    read by Emily Pike Stewart
    Seventeen-year-old Carina is injected with a performance-enhancing drug that will kill her within hours. Carina’s only hope is if she and her boyfriend can solve cryptic puzzles regarding her family’s secrets to find the antidote before time runs out. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

    Day Four
    DB82510 11 hours 52 minutes
    by Sarah Lotz
    read by Penelope Rawlins
    A cruise ship stops dead in the Gulf of Mexico with no way to call for help. Compounding matters, the plumbing fails and food runs short. When the body of a woman is discovered in her cabin, however, the passengers truly begin to panic. Sequel to The Three (DB82389). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    The Three
    DB82389 13 hours 56 minutes
    by Sarah Lotz
    read by various narrators
    Four planes crash within hours of each other for no observable reason. The only correlation is the presence of a child survivor on three of the four planes. The leader of a rapture cult insists that they are three of the four harbingers of the apocalypse. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

    NCIS, Novels 1–3
    DB81469 44 hours 21 minutes
    by Mel Odom
    read by Joe Wilson
    Books one through three, written between 2006 and 2008, feature a team of Naval Criminal Investigation Service special agents and their military-related cases. In Paid in Blood, NCIS agent Commander Will Coburn and his team investigate a fellow agent’s murder. Also includes Blood Evidence and Blood Lines. Some violence. 2008.

    DB81705 12 hours 36 minutes
    by Michael Palmer
    read by Theresa Conkin
    After brain-surgery resident Carrie Bryant resigns over an exhaustion-induced error, she accepts a post with the VA doing deep brain stimulation on vets with PTSD. Her excitement over the project turns to puzzlement when she tries to follow up with her patients. Violence and strong language. 2015.

    The Murder House
    DB82516 11 hours 28 minutes
    by James Patterson and David Ellis
    read by various narrators
    No. 7 Ocean Drive—a multimillion-dollar beachfront estate in the Hamptons—was the scene of a series of depraved killings that were never solved. Now a Hollywood power broker and his mistress are found dead there, and the gruesome crime scene rivals anything Detective Jenna Murphy has ever experienced in Manhattan. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    The Black Hour
    DB81697 12 hours 16 minutes
    by Lori Rader-Day
    read by Carol Dines
    Ten months after being shot by a student, sociology professor Amelia Emmet returns to Rothbert University with the help of pain meds and a cane. Both she and her new assistant seek to learn why she was targeted. Violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

    The Last Time I Saw Her
    DB82455 13 hours 16 minutes
    by Karen Robards
    read by Ann Marie Lee
    Charlie Stone is an expert in serial killers and can speak with ghosts. She is working at the local prison when a group of psychopaths breaks free, including one who looks just like her ghost love, Michael. Sequel to Her Last Whisper (DB79886). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    The Outsiders
    DB81812 15 hours 38 minutes
    by Gerald Seymour
    read by John Jessup
    Couple finds their vacation ruined when MI5 uses their villa to spy on a crime boss next door. Officer Winnie Monks has the opportunity to capture the criminal who murdered a young agent on her team. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2012.

    My Soul to Take, Ashes to Dust, The Day Is Dark, Someone to Watch over Me
    DB81577 55 hours 18 minutes
    by Yrsa Sigurdardóttir
    read by various narrators
    Following Last Rituals (DB80360), books two through five, written between 2006 and 2009, in the series featuring Icelandic attorney/sleuth Thóra Gudmundsdóttir. In Someone to Watch over Me, a young man with Down Syndrome is accused of burning down his assisted-living facility. Originally published in Icelandic. Strong language and some violence. 2013.

    The Andalucian Friend
    DB82451 16 hours 22 minutes
    by Alexander Soderberg
    read by Gildart Jackson
    When Sophie Brinkmann meets Hector Guzman, she likes his quiet charm and how he welcomes her into his family. She quickly learns, however, that his façade masks something sinister. Hector is the head of a powerful international crime ring, and Sophie is now caught up in it. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

    The Other Son
    DB82452 13 hours 23 minutes
    by Alexander Soderberg
    read by Gildart Jackson
    From the moment Hector Guzman fell into a coma, Sophie Brinkmann has regretted joining his crime family. When Hector’s brother is murdered, however, Sophie gains the upper hand. But forces close in on her—vengeful mobsters, cunning detectives, charismatic arms dealers, and possibly her own son. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    Justice Denied
    DB81947 11 hours 12 minutes
    by Robert K. Tanenbaum
    read by Gregory Gorton
    As Roger “Butch” Karp is appointed Homicide Bureau Chief for the New York District Attorney’s office, he tries the case of a Turkish diplomat, gunned down in Manhattan. Butch is assisted in the investigation by his wife, Assistant District Attorney Marlene Ciampi, and detective Harry Bello. Strong language and some violence. 1994.

    Second Life
    DB82116 15 hours 23 minutes
    by S.J. Watson
    read by Terry Donnelly
    Photographer Julia Plummer and her husband, a surgeon, have been raising the son of Julia’s troubled sister Kate since he was small. Now Julia learns that Kate has been murdered in an alley. Julia’s search for Kate’s killer leads to a dangerous—but exciting—online connection. Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2015.

    War Stories

    The Dust That Falls from Dreams
    DB82600 17 hours 28 minutes
    by Louis de Bernières
    read by various narrators
    Nine children of the McCosh, Pendennis, and Pitt families grow up outside of London, thick as thieves. Their idyllic childhoods come to an end with the dawn of World War I. After serving differing roles based on their gender, they emerge into the changing post-World War I world. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    The Knife
    DB82115 8 hours 37 minutes
    by Ross Ritchell
    read by Richard Davidson
    Dutch Shaw serves as a U.S. Special Forces team leader in Afghanipakiraqistan—the nickname for the territory where Special Forces operates with little outside attention. While fighting his way deep into insurgent territory, seeking a new organization called al-Ayeelaa, he begins to see signs of a trap. Violence and strong language. 2015.


    DB82409 4 hours 10 minutes
    by Louis L’Amour
    read by Jack Fox
    Evie must make a life for herself and her children without her missing husband. However, they live in untamed country, where survival is difficult. Meanwhile, Conagher, a drifter, finds notes tied to tumbleweeds and begins a search for the woman writing them. Some violence and some strong language. 1969.

    Hard Country and Backlands
    DB82085 31 hours 49 minutes
    by Michael McGarrity
    read by Robert Sams
    The first two books, written in 2012 and 2014, chronicling the ancestors of Kevin Kerney, who was introduced in Tularosa (DB43385). In Hard Country, John loses the ranch and his family. In Backlands, Patrick and his family suffer loss. Matt struggles to salvage the ranch. Some violence and some strong language. 2014.

    Adult Nonfiction


    The Ghosts of K2: The Epic Saga of the First Ascent
    DB82748 12 hours 18 minutes
    by Mick Conefrey
    read by Barnaby Edwards
    Writer and filmmaker Conefrey recounts the history of the 28,251-foot Karakoram peak and the attempts leading to the first full ascent in 1954. Includes accounts of the ill-fated climbs of the Duke of Abruzzi, the drug-addicted occultist Aleister Crowley, and three other dramatic expeditions. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    Animals and Wildlife

    Wild Within: How Rescuing Owls Inspired a Family
    DB81343 13 hours 53 minutes
    by Melissa Hart
    read by Madelyn Buzzard
    Journalist discusses moving to Oregon from Los Angeles after a divorce, meeting a potential love interest at the dog park, and volunteering together at the local raptor rehabilitation center. Describes the ways working with owls helped her realize her desire to adopt, and the process of finding her daughter. 2014.


    The Battle of Versailles: The Night American Fashion Stumbled into the Spotlight and Made History
    DB82124 10 hours 8 minutes
    by Robin Givhan
    read by Kristin Allison
    Fashion critic details the November 28, 1973, fashion-show competition at the Palace of Versailles between American and French designers, and the events leading up to that night. Briefly sketches the history of American and French fashion and discusses the American competitors, including Bill Blass, Halston, and Anne Klein. 2015.

    Orson Welles’s Last Movie: The Making of The Other Side of the Wind
    DB81815 12 hours 27 minutes
    by Josh Karp
    read by Richard Davidson
    Director Orson Welles spent the last fifteen years of his life trying to make the film that would be his great comeback, The Other Side of the Wind. He borrowed money, lied his way into locations, and stopped and restarted production, but the film remained unfinished. Some strong language. 2015.

    Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: My Life
    DB81674 10 hours 15 minutes
    by Sophia Loren
    read by Erin Jones
    The legendary movie actress grew up in Rome, Italy, during World War II, the child of a single mother. Her beauty won her roles in Italian films, which soon led to Hollywood stardom. Loren shares her personal story as well as anecdotes of famous co-stars. Originally published in Italian as Ieri, Oggi, Domani. 2014.

    Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny
    DB82297 12 hours 46 minutes
    by Holly Madison
    read by Catherine Byers
    Madison dishes about her years as Hugh Hefner’s girlfriend and her experience as a reality TV star. While her life in the Playboy mansion may have seemed glamorous, the former bunny tells of the competition and backstabbing behind the mansion walls. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2015.

    The China Collectors: America’s Century-Long Hunt for Asian Art Treasures
    DB81589 15 hours 45 minutes
    by Karl E. Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac
    read by Barry Bernson
    Journalists Meyer and Brysac describe the ways America came to acquire the greatest concentration of Chinese art outside of China. They discuss the political transitions of China, the rise in economic power of America, and the legislation of the antiquities trade from the late 1800s to the twenty-first century. 2015.

    The Wind in the Reeds: A Storm, a Play, and the City That Would Not Be Broken
    DB82469 11 hours 31 minutes
    by Wendell Pierce
    read by Wendell Pierce
    Ten years after Hurricane Katrina destroyed his family home in New Orleans, actor Wendell Pierce reflects on the storm. Interspersing stories of his own family with New Orleans history, he stresses the role that art and music played in the city’s recovery. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    The Sound of Music Story: How a Beguiling Young Novice, a Handsome Austrian Captain, and Ten Singing von Trapp Children Inspired the Most Beloved Film of All Time
    DB81904 12 hours 11 minutes
    by Tom Santopietro
    read by Gregory Gorton
    One of the most beloved movie musicals of all time is examined by film historian Santopietro. Starting with the first shot of Julie Andrews on a mountain, he looks at the film, its production and release, its cast and crew, and the von Trapp family who inspired it. 2015.

    Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News
    DB82063 13 hours 15 minutes
    by A. Brad Schwartz
    read by Jake Williams
    The 1938 broadcast of Orson Welles’s adaptation of The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells is one of the most famous events in radio history. Schwartz examines the radio play in its historical context, including the stories of panic the program supposedly caused among listeners. 2015.


    Beyond: Our Future in Space
    DB81687 9 hours 32 minutes
    by Chris Impey
    read by Jeremy Edwinn Gage
    Author of How It Ends (DB71698) speculates on possible future modes of transportation through outer space. Discusses the history of space exploration, from the contemplation of the heavens in ancient times to the International Space Station. Examines the likelihood of various transportation options. 2015.

    The Copernicus Complex: Our Cosmic Significance in a Universe of Planets and Probabilities
    DB82112 10 hours 23 minutes
    by Caleb Scharf
    read by Ken Kliban
    Astrophysicist discusses the legacy of Nicolaus Copernicus (1473–1543). Examines discoveries and scientific advancements in the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries to posit that, while it is not the center of the universe, the Earth does occupy a unique position in space, time, and scale. Explores astronomy, biology, and physics. 2014.


    DB82752 7 hours 7 minutes
    by Drew Barrymore
    read by Drew Barrymore
    In this portrait of her life, the actress looks back on the adventures, challenges, and experiences of her earlier years that led to the successful, happy, and healthy state she is in today. Describes living on her own at fourteen and saying goodbye to her father. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink
    DB82751 18 hours 43 minutes
    by Elvis Costello
    read by Elvis Costello
    Memoir of rock icon Costello, born Declan Patrick McManus. He chronicles his youth in Liverpool and London, rise to fame in the 1970s, and later successes and collaborations, as well as the events behind some of his famous songs. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music
    DB82841 15 hours 40 minutes
    by John Fogerty
    read by John Fogerty
    Singer-songwriter recounts his personal story, from his youth to the height of his success with the band Creedence Clearwater Revival and beyond. Includes stories of some of his famous songs, as well as his personal struggles with alcohol and depression. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    The Outsider: My Life in Intrigue
    DB82851 10 hours 18 minutes
    by Frederick Forsyth
    read by Robert Powell
    Author of intrigue novels, including The Day of the Jackal (DB10894), examines his own life in this autobiography. Forsyth details his time as an Royal Air Force pilot, escape from an arms dealer, relationship with a Czech agent, and involvement in conflicts like the Nigerian Civil War. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    Bobby Wonderful: An Imperfect Son Buries His Parents
    DB82517 4 hours 15 minutes
    by Bob Morris
    read by Bob Morris
    NPR commentator reflects on the last days of each of his parents, who died several years apart. Discusses his relationships with them and with his older brother, whom he feels is the better son. Confronts the issues of dealing with elderly parents, including a suicidal father. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom
    DB82685 9 hours 40 minutes
    by Yeonmi Park
    read by Eji Kim
    An autobiographical recounting of life in the repressive North Korean society in which the author was raised, and her subsequent escape. She describes her family, the culture of leader worship, her father’s imprisonment and torture, and how, even after her escape, she was sold into sexual slavery in China. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    The Burma Spring: Aung San Suu Kyi and the New Struggle for the Soul of a Nation
    DB81275 26 hours 10 minutes
    by Rena Pederson
    read by Kerry Dukin
    Pederson focuses on Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, the inspiration for Myanmar’s (formerly Burma) first steps toward democracy. Includes exclusive interviews with Suu Kyi after fifteen years of house arrest and presents formerly undisclosed diplomatic cables. Pederson examines the hardships Burma faced during its struggle for liberty. 2015.

    Choosing Hope: Moving Forward from Life’s Darkest Hours
    DB82847 5 hours 20 minutes
    by Kaitlin Roig-Debellis and Robin Gaby Fisher
    read by Kaitlin Roig-Debellis
    Roig-Debellis, a first-grade teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School who was able to protect her class from the gunman who attacked in 2012, discusses her formative years, the tragedy, and advocacy efforts for her students and other classes in need of assistance. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    M Train
    DB82772 6 hours 34 minutes
    by Patti Smith
    read by Patti Smith
    Musician and artist reflects on the stages of her life by framing them as a series of stations. Highlights traveling she did both on her own and with her late husband, guitarist Fred Sonic Smith. Destinations include cemeteries, French Guiana, and Rockaway Beach in Queens. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    Business and Economics

    The Bullies of Wall Street: This Is How Greed Messed Up Our Economy
    DB81552 6 hours 21 minutes
    by Sheila Bair
    read by Carol Dines
    Former chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation recounts the tragic financial crisis of 2008 and its effects. Uses firsthand accounts from kids of how families lost their homes and had to give up their pets. Explains the economics behind their struggles. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2015.

    The Book of Gin: A Spirited World History from Alchemists’ Stills and Colonial Outposts to Gin Palaces, Bathtub Gin, and Artisanal Cocktails
    DB82515 7 hours 34 minutes
    by Richard Barnett
    read by Richard Shelton
    Historian examines the history of the distilled juniper-berry-based spirit. Discusses its development, from medical cures of ancient Roman and other European cultures, social class wars over it in the eighteenth century, and its revival in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries as an artisanal drink. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

    Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice
    DB81510 14 hours 0 minutes
    by Bill Browder
    read by Gary Tipton
    Investment fund manager Browder describes growing up in a family of dedicated communists (his grandfather was 1936 Communist Party USA presidential candidate Earl Browder); his early career in finance; investment work in Russia; the murder by police of his attorney, Sergei Magnitsky, after they challenged official corruption; and his quest for justice. 2015.

    Broke, USA: From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc.; How the Working Poor Became Big Business
    DB81783 14 hours 46 minutes
    by Gary Rivlin
    read by Alec Volz
    Discussion of the rise of the “poverty industry”—companies that cater to and prey on the working poor—which flourished after the Great Crash of 2008. Rivlin profiles these entrepreneurs and their businesses and discusses his views on why America is in such a financial mess. 2010.

    The Late Age of Print: Everyday Book Culture from Consumerism to Control
    DB81785 9 hours 3 minutes
    by Ted Striphas
    read by Jack Fox
    Striphas examines the business of books in modern publishing to prove the ongoing relevance of print media. He discusses the methods adopted by the industry to adapt to rapid changes in culture as well as the unique threats and opportunities provided by the rise of digital technology. 2009.

    The Real-Life MBA: Your No-BS Guide to Winning the Game, Building a Team, and Growing Your Career
    DB82413 6 hours 23 minutes
    by Jack Welch and Suzy Welch
    read by Scott Reynolds
    Authors of Winning (DB60338), husband Jack, former CEO of General Electric, and wife Suzy, former editor-in-chief of Harvard Business Review, explain the qualities and skills necessary for success in the business world. The pair discusses understanding one’s own strengths and weaknesses, interpersonal skills, and personal reflection. 2015.

    Career and Job Training

    Talk like TED: The Nine Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds
    DB81734 8 hours 1 minute
    by Carmine Gallo
    read by Peter Johnson
    Former journalist analyzes successful TED Talk presentations and provides nine key points on ways to best communicate your message in a public-speaking forum. Suggestions include acknowledging where expertise lies, defining the structure of a presentation, using specific gestures to amplify word choices, and ways to engage an audience. 2014.


    From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: Disruptive Innovation in the Age of the Internet
    DB82660 8 hours 37 minutes
    by John Naughton
    read by Daniel Weyman
    Vice president of Wolfson College, Cambridge University, examines the history of disruptive technology in the distribution of information. Discusses the inventions of the printing press and the Internet, the use of sites like WikiLeaks, and debates about copyright and intellectual property. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.


    What to Do to Retire Successfully: Navigating Psychological, Financial, and Lifestyle Hurdles
    DB81432 7 hours 57 minutes
    by Martin Goldstein
    read by Nancy Lynne Walters
    Retired psychiatrist discusses preparing for retirement, transitioning from a working life to a retirement life, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle once retired. Describes considerations to take into account when retiring, including physical health, financial ability, and mental health. 2015.

    Get What’s Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security
    DB81566 11 hours 39 minutes
    by Laurence Kotlikoff and others
    read by Nancy Lynne Walters
    Economist Kotlikoff and financial journalists Moeller and Solman lay out the various ways to access Social Security benefits that may not be obvious. Discusses the impact of life events like birth, divorce, and death; navigating the Social Security Administration’s claim system; and the viability of the Social Security system. 2015.


    My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life
    DB82769 6 hours 46 minutes
    by Ruth Reichl
    read by Ruth Reichl
    Former editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine reflects on the time she spent recovering from the sudden loss of her job, when the owners closed down the publication. Shares recipes she used to reconnect with the reason she first entered food journalism. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.


    One of Us: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway
    DB82174 17 hours 29 minutes
    by Åsne Seierstad
    read by Mark Ashby
    Author of The Bookseller of Kabul (DB57814) details the life of Anders Breivik, who detonated a bomb outside the prime minister’s office in Oslo, Norway, and then gunned down sixty-nine attendees of a youth camp in July 2011. Discusses the country’s reaction. Translated from the 2013 Norwegian edition. Violence. 2013.

    The Nuns of Sant’Ambrogio: The True Story of a Convent in Scandal
    DB81229 19 hours 58 minutes
    by Hubert Wolf
    read by Kerry Dukin
    Accounting of lurid events at the convent of Sant’Ambrogio della Massima in Rome during the 1850s. Details the inquisition of the convent leaders and their confessors, following the suspected poisoning of a novitiate who was also a German princess. Translated from the German. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.


    The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere
    DB82126 10 hours 18 minutes
    by Kevin Carey
    read by Jake Williams
    Education policy advisor Carey looks at developments in online education in a time of skyrocketing tuition costs. Advancing technologies have the potential to revolutionize higher education, allowing anyone with an Internet connection to have access to what the author calls the University of Everywhere. 2015.

    The Boy Who Played with Fusion: Extreme Science, Extreme Parenting, and How to Make a Star
    DB82290 12 hours 15 minutes
    by Tom Clynes
    read by L.J. Ganser
    Journalist details the life and intellectual career of Taylor Wilson (born 1994). Discusses his early educational ventures into rocket propulsion and the investigation of medical isotopes, his transfer to a private gifted school in Nevada, and his development of nuclear fusion. Argues for increased attention to gifted education opportunities. 2015.

    How I Shed My Skin: Unlearning the Racist Lessons of a Southern Childhood
    DB81855 7 hours 37 minutes
    by Jim Grimsley
    read by Patrick Downer
    Professor of creative writing reflects on growing up in rural eastern North Carolina and the integration of his school in 1966. Discusses the prejudices ingrained in him, dealing with his new classmates, and the manifestations in his town of the social turmoil of the 1960s and 70s. Some strong language. 2015.


    Unforgettable: A Son, a Mother, and the Lessons of a Lifetime
    DB81821 7 hours 10 minutes
    by Scott Simon
    read by Patrick Downer
    In 2013, the NPR broadcaster and author of Home and Away (DB58598) tweeted about his beloved, dying, eighty-four-year-old mother from her hospital bedside. Here he expands on those tweets, reflecting on her life and their last days together. Some strong language. 2015.

    Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family
    DB82597 9 hours 43 minutes
    by Anne-Marie Slaughter
    read by various narrators
    Law professor discusses leaving her post at Princeton University to accept a position with the U.S. State Department—at the request of Hillary Clinton—a position that she later quit. Describes the impact on her family, especially her sons. Examines caregiving challenges and the myth of gender equality in the workplace. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.


    BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More than Ever in the Age of Google
    DB82147 7 hours 11 minutes
    by John Palfrey
    read by John Lescault
    Former law professor and founding chairman of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) examines the importance and role of public libraries in the twenty-first century and beyond. Examines lessons learned from the development period of the DPLA and argues for a reexamination of public libraries’ core strengths. 2015.

    Government and Politics

    The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities
    DB82511 12 hours 39 minutes
    by Stephen Breyer
    read by Stephen Breyer
    Justice Stephen Breyer examines the work of the U.S. Supreme Court in an increasingly global world. Breyer begins by discussing national security in its Constitutional dimension and how to balance this with other imperatives, such as basic liberties. His focus throughout lies with the geographical reach of American statutes. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    A More Perfect Union: What We the People Can Do to Reclaim Our Constitutional Liberties
    DB82849 6 hours 45 minutes
    by Ben Carson and Candy Carson
    read by J.D. Jackson
    Surgeon-turned-politician examines the Constitutional principles and freedoms granted to Americans in the Bill of Rights, as well as the critical role of America’s system of checks and balances in government. Suggests ways to hold the government accountable to the Founding Fathers’ original intent for the country. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage
    DB81670 13 hours 33 minutes
    by Barney Frank
    read by Jack Fox
    Congressman Barney Frank recounts his life and political career as the first member of Congress in a same-sex marriage. He reflects on his work, including AIDS funding, the 2008 financial crisis, LGBT issues, and the prominent role he played in the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. 2015.

    God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy
    DB82084 8 hours 45 minutes
    by Mike Huckabee
    read by Michael Scherer
    Politician Mike Huckabee explains his views on the culture of early twenty-first-century America. Subjects include class, race, politics, religion, gender, government bailouts, popular culture provocations, gun rights, gay marriage, patriotism, and the media. Includes anecdotes that help to underline the author’s points. 2014.

    Property Is Theft: A Pierre-Joseph Proudhon Anthology
    DB80740 48 hours 17 minutes
    edited by Iain McKay
    read by Kerry Dukin
    An anthology of writings by Proudhon (1809–1869), proponent of mutual aid, federalism, and anti-communist socialism. Advancing a cooperative vision of political autonomy through a self-governed, stateless society, Proudhon was the first to adopt the appellation “anarchist.” Includes selections from his books, correspondence, and long-out-of-print pamphlets. Translated from the French. 2011.

    The Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution
    DB82378 12 hours 20 minutes
    by Linda R. Monk
    read by various narrators
    Journalist Linda R. Monk explores the various interpretations of the Constitution’s text. Annotations provide stories of the cases and historical perspective surrounding the text, along with discussions of applications to issues such as immigration, gay marriage, arms regulations, and affirmative action. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2003.

    The Jefferson Rule: How the Founding Fathers Became Infallible and Our Politics Inflexible
    DB82292 8 hours 51 minutes
    by David Sehat
    read by Jason Culp
    Historian David Sehat examines how individuals from all political walks turn to the Founding Fathers to defend and determine political policy. He discusses his concerns about using potentially outdated context for contemporary issues and points out how divided the Fathers were, even among themselves, on many issues. 2015.

    First Ladies: Presidential Historians on the Lives of 45 Iconic American Women
    DB82306 17 hours 20 minutes
    by Susan Swain and C-SPAN
    read by Kristin Allison
    Inspired by C-SPAN’s year-long history series First Ladies: Influence and Image, historians and biographers provide intimate portraits of forty-five First Ladies—their lives, their ambitions, their work, and their partnerships with their presidential spouses. 2015.

    Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS
    DB82561 13 hours 35 minutes
    by Joby Warrick
    read by Sunil Malhotra
    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Joby Warrick draws on CIA and Jordanian sources to present operational details and historical perspectives on radical militant group ISIS. Attention is paid to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the man who founded the movement, as well as to the history of the group. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    Home Management

    The Survival Savvy Family: How to Be Your Best during the Absolute Worst
    DB82490 7 hours 18 minutes
    by Julie Sczerbinski
    read by Kristin Allison
    A guide to the basics of handling a variety of disasters, from financial to natural. Provides guidance for a family emergency plan, an emergency kit, food and water storage, and more. Scenarios discussed include—among other things—earthquakes, floods, house fires, and home invasions. 2015.


    Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer Is Much Faster): Life Lessons and Other Ravings from Dave Barry
    DB82269 4 hours 12 minutes
    by Dave Barry
    read by Michael Kramer
    Collection of eight humorous essays exploring the theme of happiness by the author of You Can Date Boys When You’re Forty (DB78486). Comedian Barry reflects on meeting soccer star David Beckham with his fourteen-year-old daughter Sophie and testing out Google Glass, and writes to his grandson about refrigerating condiments. 2015.

    Why Not Me?
    DB82596 4 hours 59 minutes
    by Mindy Kaling
    read by Mindy Kaling
    In this follow-up to her bestseller Is Everyone Hanging Out without Me? (DB74046), actress Kaling delivers another collection of humorous essays. Her personal life, insecurities, and struggles to fit into a Hollywood obsessed with physical perfection are all skewered. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    Journalism and the Media

    Media Literacy Series
    DB82049 6 hours 3 minutes
    by Megan Fromm
    read by Nick DePinto
    Six books featuring topics in media literacy. Discusses how to navigate and analyze information in the digital age. Includes Accuracy in Media, Digital Content Creation, Ethics and Digital Citizenship, Gathering and Sharing Digital Information, How Policy and Profit Shape Content, and Privacy and Digital Security. For junior and senior high readers. 2015.


    A House of My Own: Stories from My Life
    DB82719 11 hours 46 minutes
    by Sandra Cisneros
    read by Sandra Cisneros
    Compilation of true stories and nonfiction pieces that span three decades and, taken together, form a jigsaw autobiography from the Mexican-American author of The House on Mango Street (DB35608) and Woman Hollering Creek, and Other Stories (DB33451). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    Wildwood: A Journey through Trees
    DB82349 16 hours 50 minutes
    by Roger Deakin
    read by George Holmes
    Famed nature writer and environmentalist icon Roger Deakin meditates on wood as a “fifth element” in nature, culture, and the human soul. Deakin travels through the woods of Britain, Europe, Kazakhstan, and Australia in search of what lies behind man’s enduring connection with trees. 2007.

    The Hero: A Study in Tradition, Myth and Drama
    DB82027 12 hours 27 minutes
    by Lord Raglan
    read by George Holmes
    Analysis of mythology, folklore, and drama to derive a set of twenty-two motifs that characterize the qualities and actions of heroic figures in traditional and literary narrative. Disputes the historical actuality often claimed for many traditional heroes, including Robin Hood, King Arthur, and the warriors at Troy. 1936.

    Literchoor Is My Beat: A Life of James Laughlin, Publisher of New Directions
    DB80817 20 hours 49 minutes
    by Ian MacNiven
    read by Gregory Maupin
    James Laughlin, the founder of New Directions, an independent publishing house, preferred to stay private throughout his life. In this book, however, MacNiven produces a detailed portrait of Laughlin’s life, including his doubts about his own abilities, the first New Directions anthology, and the ski resort Laughlin ran in Utah. 2014.

    Women of Will: Following the Feminine in Shakespeare’s Plays
    DB82080 14 hours 37 minutes
    by Tina Packer
    read by Catherine Byers
    Shakespearean director and actress examines the representation of women in the plays of William Shakespeare. She draws a correlation between the progression of the types of women Shakespeare portrayed with his relationships with women over the course of his life. She examines specific plays, characters, themes, and related history. 2015.

    A Terrible Beauty: The Wilderness of American Literature
    DB81887 12 hours 54 minutes
    by Jonah Raskin
    read by Jeremy Gage
    English professor examines American literature that explores the theme of nature and the environment, covering the time from the Colonial period to the twentieth century. Includes surveys of Cotton Mather, William Faulkner, Thomas Jefferson, Washington Irving, Lewis and Clark, Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, Willa Cather, and more. 2014.

    Medicine and Health

    Predictive Health: How We Can Reinvent Medicine to Extend Our Best Years
    DB82627 6 hours 59 minutes
    by Kenneth L. Brigham and Michael M.E. Johns
    read by Matthew Josdal
    Two doctors propose ways resources can be reallocated to prolong the best years of life, rather than extending the worst. Their suggestions include postnatal genetic screens, whereby doctors could determine potential risks and begin forging personalized strategies for healthier living that will prevent small glitches from leading to major disease. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

    The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living like the World’s Healthiest People
    DB81643 12 hours 23 minutes
    by Dan Buettner
    read by Bill Wallace
    This companion to The Blue Zones (DB75844) focuses on the eating habits of five areas of the world with a high percentage of long-living inhabitants. Advises how to best incorporate these eating styles individually or community-wide. Lists forty-four “Blue Zone” foods and includes recipes. 2015.

    Super Genes: Unlock the Astonishing Power of Your DNA for Optimum Health and Well-Being
    DB82854 12 hours 20 minutes
    by Deepak Chopra and Rudolph Tanzi
    read by Shishir Kurup
    The coauthors of Super Brain (DB75972) explain how the assumption that genes determine biological destiny changed with the discovery that genes are dynamic, responding to everything a person thinks, says, and does. When lifestyle choices optimize genes’ behavior it affects prevention, immunity, diet, aging, and chronic disorders. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    The Gene Therapy Plan: Taking Control of Your Genetic Destiny with Diet and Lifestyle
    DB81910 14 hours 51 minutes
    by Mitchell L. Gaynor
    read by Don Feldheim
    An integrative medicine pioneer presents his plan for tweaking one’s genetic destiny and targeting diseases by eating specific foods for each situation and adopting other lifestyle changes. Includes recipes using gene-therapy foods and success stories of patients suffering from a variety of ailments. 2015.

    Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Well-Being
    DB81477 15 hours 19 minutes
    by Christiane Northrup
    read by Heather Taylor
    Ob/gyn doctor and author of health books, including The Wisdom of Menopause (DB51760), uses personal stories and research to prescribe a multifaceted program for ageless living. Wide-ranging topics include food choices, sexuality, movement, grief, rage, and a holistic approach to wellness. 2015.

    Brain Storms: The Race to Unlock the Mysteries of Parkinson’s Disease
    DB82602 7 hours 55 minutes
    by Jon Palfreman
    read by various narrators
    Millions of people worldwide suffer from Parkinson’s—once called the shaking palsy—and doctors, researchers, and patients continue to hunt for a cure. Award-winning journalist tells their story, which became his own when he was diagnosed with the debilitating illness. Examines various historical and current therapeutic approaches. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    Yoga for Life: A Journey to Inner Peace and Freedom
    DB82302 8 hours 15 minutes
    by Colleen Saidman Yee
    read by Nancy Lynne Walters
    Fifty-five-year-old epileptic yoga instructor tells how she came to the discipline from the world of fashion modeling and how it has changed her. She provides instructions on poses and sequences and discusses the life she and her husband—fellow instructor Rodney Yee—have built in the New York City and Hamptons yoga communities. 2015.

    The Happy Vegan: A Guide to Living a Long, Healthy, and Successful Life
    DB82756 5 hours 59 minutes
    by Russell Simmons and Chris Morrow
    read by various narrators
    To promote the health benefits of conscious eating and veganism, hip-hop mogul and bestselling author Simmons draws on his own experience, the experiences of others, and science and research. Includes tips on how to transition to a vegan diet. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    Thirty Million Words: Building a Child’s Brain
    DB82513 8 hours 7 minutes
    by Dana Suskind and others
    read by Kathleen McInerney
    Medical researcher posits that a key to early development of children’s brains is hearing parents and others speaking to them from birth. Advocates the use of conversational engagement, acquisition of a second language, and provision of cochlear implants to the hearing impaired within the first three years. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    Older, Faster, Stronger: What Women Runners Can Teach Us All about Living Younger, Longer
    DB81848 10 hours 3 minutes
    by Margaret Webb
    read by Kristin Allison
    The author recounts the year-long project she began at age fifty: to run herself into the best shape of her life. This included research, choosing mentors, and training, and culminated in a half-marathon at the World Masters Games in Italy, competing against the fittest fifty-year-old runners in the world. 2014.


    Words without Music: A Memoir
    DB81651 16 hours 30 minutes
    by Philip Glass
    read by Bill Wallace
    From his early years at Juilliard in the 1950s and composition training in Paris in the 1960s, Glass moves through his search for a guru in India and his later operatic compositions. Personal stories mix with his constant drive to create music that spurs an emotional response in listeners. 2015.

    Stevie Nicks: Visions, Dreams, and Rumours
    DB81728 16 hours 1 minute
    by Zoë Howe
    read by Lindsay Ellison
    Biography of singer Stevie Nicks, who has been in the rock-and-roll spotlight since the mid-1970s, both as a member of the band Fleetwood Mac and as a solo artist. Her music, quirky style, struggles with addiction, and complicated personal relationships are all covered here. Some strong language. 2015.

    Reckless: My Life as a Pretender
    DB82392 8 hours 59 minutes
    by Chrissie Hynde
    read by Rosanna Arquette
    Chrissie Hynde is one of the most respected women in rock music. Here she tells her life story, including her childhood in Ohio, her time in the 1970s London punk scene, and her years fronting the band the Pretenders. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    Anger Is an Energy: My Life Uncensored
    DB82205 18 hours 10 minutes
    by John Lydon
    read by Graeme Malcolm
    Autobiography of Lydon (born 1956), better known as Johnny Rotten, lead singer of the punk group the Sex Pistols. Discusses getting meningitis at age seven and relearning everything, becoming involved in music, legal issues, personal and professional relationships, and his philosophy of life. Strong language. 2015.

    Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph
    DB81022 44 hours 9 minutes
    by Jan Swafford
    read by Lou Harpenau
    Drawing on letters and observations from his friends and family, music historian Swafford develops a detailed picture of Beethoven. Looks at the composer’s early years and family, the critical successes and failures of his career, his romantic disappointments, and his ill health. Also analyzes many of Beethoven’s major works. 2014.

    I Am Charlie Wilson
    DB82639 6 hours 52 minutes
    by Charlie Wilson
    read by Chuck Young
    Memoir of R&B singer (born 1953) famous for the lead singer of The Gap Band. Discusses growing up in Oklahoma, becoming involved with the music scene in the 1970s and 1980s, drug addiction that led to homelessness, recovery, and his fight with prostate cancer. Strong language. 2015.

    Nature and the Environment

    Rain: A Natural and Cultural History
    DB82316 13 hours 30 minutes
    by Cynthia Barnett
    read by Margaret Strom
    Journalist details the history of rain, from its beginnings approximately four billion years ago during Earth’s infancy to its impact on life in the twenty-first century. Describes the geometry of the raindrop, technologies to control and direct rainfall, and rain’s influence on the arts. 2015.

    The Narrow Edge: A Tiny Bird, an Ancient Crab, and an Epic Journey
    DB82079 14 hours 20 minutes
    by Deborah Cramer
    read by Catherine Byers
    Author of Great Waters (DB55587) examines the natural histories of the red knot, a species of sandpiper, and the horseshoe crab. Discusses the red knot’s migration route, the importance of the crab as its food supply, and what it means to humans that the bird is listed as a threatened species. 2015.

    Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors
    DB81497 9 hours 36 minutes
    by Carolyn Finney
    read by Nancy Lynne Walters
    Environmental science professor examines the interactions African Americans have with the “great outdoors” in terms of access and engagement. Uses the fields of cultural studies, critical race studies, geography, and environmental history to discuss the confluence of race and the environment and highlight advances for the future. 2014.

    All the Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West
    DB81735 11 hours 55 minutes
    by David Gessner
    read by John Haag
    Author of Under the Devil’s Thumb (DBC 00659) examines the legacies of Edward Abbey, author of The Monkey Wrench Gang (DB66361), and Wallace Stegner, author of Angle of Repose (DB54215). Gessner discusses their differing approaches to preserving and protecting the region they both loved. 2015.

    A Buzz in the Meadow: The Natural History of a French Farm
    DB81775 8 hours 46 minutes
    by Dave Goulson
    read by Jeremy Edwinn Gage
    Biology professor who studies bumblebees describes his attempt to create a wildlife sanctuary on French farmland. He goes on to explain the lifecycles of the plants and animals typically found in the environment. He discusses how the animals and plants are interconnected and the damage inflicted by modern agricultural technology. 2014.

    The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History
    DB81894 10 hours 55 minutes
    by Thor Hanson
    read by Nicola Daval
    Conservation biologist examines the impact of seeds on the development of human history. Discusses the evolutionary and natural history of seeds, their import to the field of genetics and Darwin’s development of the theory of evolution, and the ways humans have explored the world to find new seeds. 2015.

    Vesuvius: A Biography
    DB81341 13 hours 28 minutes
    by Alwyn Scarth
    read by Barry Bernson
    One of the world’s most dangerous volcanoes and capable of destroying entire cities, Vesuvius has fascinated many for over two millennia. Scarth draws on research, eyewitness accounts, and other sources to depict the story of this violent volcano from ancient times until the early twenty-first century. 2009.


    The World beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction
    DB81675 9 hours 49 minutes
    by Matthew B. Crawford
    read by Jack Fox
    Crawford argues that, in a world increasingly beset with distractions, it requires focused attention to become an individual. He looks at a variety of people from all walks of life who are capable of intense concentration and shows how it gains them autonomy. 2015.

    Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away
    DB80649 21 hours 54 minutes
    by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein
    read by John Lescault
    Philosopher examines the development and evolution of the field. Goldstein imagines the Greek philosopher being reborn in the twenty-first century, speculating on how he might interact with the world around him in discussions of love, intellectual interaction, news, and more. Some strong language. 2014.

    Eleanor Marx: A Life
    DB81427 22 hours 17 minutes
    by Rachel Holmes
    read by Kerry Dukin
    As the child of a famous man, Karl Marx’s youngest daughter Eleanor might have faded into the background. Instead, historical biographer Holmes portrays her as the mother of socialist feminism. Eleanor was her father’s secretary and researcher and an advocate for social justice in her own right. 2014.

    The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom
    DB80823 24 hours 58 minutes
    by Michael Shermer
    read by Bill Burton
    An exploration of the intersection of science and morality, attributing the progress we have made towards creating a more just society to the increased influence of scientific reasoning and secular thinking. 2015.

    The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas about Living Ethically
    DB82163 7 hours 2 minutes
    by Peter Singer
    read by George Holmes
    Bioethicist describes ways for people to make choices that benefit the greater society. Discusses the meaning of effective altruism, how to be altruistic—including charity, careers, and volunteering—determining why one should choose altruism, and evaluating the best methods for particular situations. 2015.

    Psychology and Self-Help

    Big Magic: Creative Living beyond Fear
    DB82605 5 hours 8 minutes
    by Elizabeth Gilbert
    read by Elizabeth Gilbert
    A guide to creativity from the author of Eat, Pray, Love (DB61789). Gilbert encourages anyone who ever wanted to write, paint, or do anything creative to let go of fear and be inspired. Shares approaches and attitudes that could help people lead more creative lives. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life
    DB82135 8 hours 29 minutes
    by Brian Grazer and Charles Fishman
    read by Gary Telles
    Film and TV producer Grazer attributes his success to curiosity, especially about other people and what makes them tick. He talks about the power of curiosity in his own life and recounts “curiosity conversations” he has had with famous people over the years. Bestseller. 2015.

    Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life
    DB81436 11 hours 29 minutes
    by Eric Greitens
    read by Scott Reynolds
    Former Navy SEAL Greitens shares his experiences and thoughts about overcoming hardships and building purpose in our lives. This book grew out of conversations and letters between Greitens and a former comrade who was struggling with PTSD and addiction after his return home from war. 2015.

    Rejection Proof: How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible through 100 Days of Rejection
    DB82214 6 hours 51 minutes
    by Jia Jiang
    read by David Rutherford
    Despite having a good job, author Jia Jiang was haunted by dreams of being an entrepreneur, held back by his fear of rejection. To combat this, Jia set a goal to live more fearlessly by risking rejection every day for one hundred days and recounts the results. 2015.

    The Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking on the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life
    DB82454 8 hours 14 minutes
    by Janice Kaplan
    read by Janice Kaplan
    Kaplan chronicles a year in which she vows to live gratefully. Researching positive thinking, and promising herself to focus on the good things in her life, the author discovers the importance of attitude. She believes gratitude can transform every aspect of your life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction
    DB82509 12 hours 28 minutes
    by Patrick J. Kennedy and Stephen Fried
    read by Johnny Heller
    Weaves together former congressman Kennedy’s private and professional narratives, including his “coming out” about suffering from bipolar disorder and addiction, his journey to recovery, and his role as an advocate for mental-health and substance-abuse care. Examines Americans’ propensity to treat mental illnesses as “family secrets.” Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    Surprise: Embrace the Unpredictable and Engineer the Unexpected
    DB82257 6 hours 27 minutes
    by Tania Luna and LeeAnn Renninger
    read by Elaine Grant
    Luna is the founder of a company that sends clients on surprise adventures. She has teamed up with coauthor and psychologist Renninger, whose training company uses surprise to reinforce learning. Both study the benefits of adding more surprises to your life. 2015.

    Strangers Drowning: Grappling with Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Overpowering Urge to Help
    DB82901 9 hours 59 minutes
    by Larissa MacFarquhar
    read by Larissa MacFarquhar
    Journalist looks at those who go beyond the normal urge to help others, to the point of extreme selflessness. Chooses examples from around the globe that exemplify this kind of altruism, analyzes what motivates these do-gooders, and examines the consequences of their commitment to help. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.


    Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now
    DB81668 9 hours 20 minutes
    by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    read by Madelyn Buzzard
    A Somali-born Dutch parliamentarian calls for a reformation of Islamic doctrine and proposes five amendments. She discusses her own experiences as a Muslim woman, the history of Islam, and the modern division of the religion into three distinct groups of practitioners: extremists, peaceful observants, and religious dissidents. Bestseller. 2015.

    Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People
    DB82444 6 hours 4 minutes
    by Nadia Bolz-Weber
    read by Nadia Bolz-Weber
    Evangelical Lutheran pastor describes her interactions with congregants and others, explaining how she finds evidence of God’s presence in the world in people whom others may regard as neither spiritual nor religious. Stories follow the course of the liturgical year. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    Misquoting Muhammad: The Challenge and Choices of Interpreting the Prophet’s Legacy
    DB80737 17 hours 13 minutes
    by Jonathan A.C. Brown
    read by Ken Kliban
    Islamic scholar discusses the development of Islamic law, from the days of Muhammad to the twenty-first century. Examines source scripture, the influence of different traditions, and the impact of changing social mores due to interaction with Western cultures. 2014.

    How to Read the Bible
    DB81776 9 hours 10 minutes
    by Harvey Cox
    read by Peter Johnson
    Cox, professor at Harvard Divinity School and author of Many Mansions (DB29948), posits a need for a unified reading approach between lay people and scholars of the Bible. Examines the reading experience as three stages: narrative or literal, historical, and spiritual, and offers ways to reconcile those stages. 2015.

    The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope
    DB80866 18 hours 18 minutes
    by Austen Ivereigh
    read by Gregory Maupin
    British Catholic journalist examines the life and development of Father Jorge Mario Bergoglio (born 1936), who became Pope Francis in 2013. Discusses his life in Argentina as the son of Italian immigrants, becoming a priest, rise in the Argentine Catholic Church hierarchy, and eventual election to pope. 2014.

    Agents of the Apocalypse: A Riveting Look at the Key Players of the End Times
    DB81771 9 hours 18 minutes
    by David Jeremiah
    read by Peter Johnson
    Author of What Are You Afraid of? (DB77943) and God Loves You (DB75744) examines the Bible’s book of Revelations through the lens of the primary actors of the prophecies. In each chapter, he presents a story featuring a particular actor and then a section discussing the background scripture. Bestseller. 2014.

    A Treasury of Miracles for Teens: True Stories of God’s Presence Today
    DB81914 4 hours 56 minutes
    by Karen Kingsbury
    read by Don Feldheim
    Collection of stories about teens who have faced difficult challenges in their lives and believe that faith in God works in surprising and wondrous ways. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2003.

    Nine Essential Things I’ve Learned about Life
    DB82394 4 hours 58 minutes
    by Harold S. Kushner
    read by Harold S. Kushner
    Author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People (DB48900) reflects on what it means to live a good life. Discusses the influences of his experiences as a rabbi in the twenty-first century on his understanding of religion and morality. Details the nine lessons he has learned through his life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    The Power of I Am: Two Words That Will Change Your Life Today
    DB82790 7 hours 58 minutes
    by Joel Osteen
    read by Joel Osteen
    Television pastor and author of You Can, You Will (DB81051) advocates for the power of positive thinking. Encourages the reception of God into your life, envisioning what you want to be by presenting it as a statement that begins with “I am…” Shares stories of success. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    A Concise Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism
    DB81882 6 hours 27 minutes
    by John Powers
    read by John Lescault
    A specialist in Indo-Tibetan philosophy and meditation theory provides a succinct introduction to the core doctrines and practices, main religious orders, and historical evolution of the Mahayana Buddhist faith of Central Asia. 2008.

    Undivided: A Muslim Daughter, Her Christian Mother, Their Path to Peace
    DB82169 9 hours 27 minutes
    by Patricia Raybon and Alana Raybon
    read by Kristin Allison
    Patricia, a devout Christian, and her daughter Alana reflect on the impact of Alana’s conversion to Islam on their family. They discuss their experiences with faith and religion, their estrangement, the ways they approached reconciliation, and both the joys and setbacks in rebuilding their relationship. 2015.

    Luther’s Fortress: Martin Luther and His Reformation under Siege
    DB81893 8 hours 0 minutes
    by James Reston
    read by John Lescault
    Author of Warriors of God (DB52948) examines the time Luther spent at Wartburg Castle in central Germany after he was declared an outlaw heretic. Discusses the refinement of his theology for the Reformation, his translation of the New Testament into German, and his communications with the outside world. 2015.

    The Evolution of a UCC Style: History, Ecclesiology, and Culture of the United Church of Christ
    DB81559 10 hours 21 minutes
    by Randi Jones Walker
    read by Suzanne Duvall
    Minister and professor of church history Walker details the development and theology of the United Church of Christ. Discusses the mergers of four diverse faith communities into the UCC, hurdles of equality, the role of the Reformation in the modern church, and the questioning of faith. 2005.

    The Future of the Catholic Church with Pope Francis
    DB81669 8 hours 38 minutes
    by Garry Wills
    read by Lou Harpenau
    Author of What Jesus Meant (DB62385) and Papal Sin (DB50273) examines the role of Pope Francis in ongoing changes in the Catholic Church. He places Francis in historical context of the Church from its inception, arguing that the tradition of the Church is one of constant change. 2015.

    Science and Technology

    Dreams of Earth and Sky
    DB81747 9 hours 28 minutes
    by Freeman Dyson
    read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
    Collection of book reviews previously published by The New York Review of Books and essays, all written by physicist Dyson. Grouped into themed chapters, including ones on biotech, the scientific brotherhood, global warming, cutting-edge science, Richard Feynman, Robert Oppenheimer, and Winston Churchill. 2015.

    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
    DB81335 16 hours 57 minutes
    by Yuval Noah Harari
    read by Bill Burton
    A discussion of the development of human culture and history, from the emergence of the first species of the genus Homo over two million years ago to the twenty-first century. Examines progress from the standpoints of biology, anthropology, paleontology, and economics. Translated from the 2011 Hebrew edition. 2015.

    Alan Turing: The Enigma
    DB81751 29 hours 7 minutes
    by Andrew Hodges
    read by Mark Ashby
    Examination of the life of mathematician Turing (1912–1954). Discusses his early studies in math and sciences, the development of his sexuality (for which he would stand trial in 1952), and his work on breaking the Germans’ Enigma code during World War II. Basis for the Oscar-nominated movie The Imitation Game. Bestseller. 1983.

    The Wright Brothers
    DB82175 11 hours 54 minutes
    by David McCullough
    read by Patrick Downer
    Author of The Greater Journey (DB73472) details the lives of brothers Wilbur (1867–1912) and Orville (1871–1948) Wright and their development of the first working airplane. Describes their early lives in Dayton, Ohio, work on airplanes, and the influence of their sister Katharine. Bestseller. 2015.

    The Age of Radiance: The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era
    DB81555 19 hours 5 minutes
    by Craig Nelson
    read by Gregory Maupin
    Author of Rocket Men (DB69775) describes the rise and fall of the Atomic Age. Discusses pioneering physicists (including Bohr, the Curies, and Einstein), the development of weaponized atomic energy during World War II, and the use of nuclear power as part of the electrical grid. 2014.

    We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program
    DB81859 10 hours 54 minutes
    by Richard Paul and Steven Moss
    read by Bob Moore
    Profiles ten African American scientists, pilots, and other workers who contributed to the early development of the space program in the United States. Discusses the work they did and the impact of their presence at facilities often located in the segregated South. 2015.

    Operation Overflight: A Memoir of the U-2 Incident
    DB82512 14 hours 28 minutes
    by Francis Gary Powers and Curt Gentry
    read by Jon Lindstrom
    U-2 spy pilot Francis Gary Powers recounts the downing of his plane in May of 1960 and his subsequent capture by the KGB. In the following months, he endured rigorous interrogation, public trial, conviction for espionage, and the beginning of a ten-year sentence. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1970.

    A Tale of Seven Elements
    DB80859 7 hours 55 minutes
    by Eric Scerri
    read by Barry Bernson
    Describes scientists’ efforts between 1917 and 1945 to fill in gaps in the periodic table. Recounts the search for the final seven naturally occurring elements—now known as protactinium, hafnium, rhenium, technetium, francium, astatine, and promethium—and places the discoveries in their social and political contexts. 2013.

    The Gap: The Science of What Separates Us from Other Animals
    DB81886 15 hours 22 minutes
    by Thomas Suddendorf
    read by Ken Kliban
    Examines research on the development of human and nonhuman brains and how the differences manifest. Contrasts humans with apes, and explores the ways intelligence is displayed. Posits that the differences between humans and animals of the nearest intelligence levels are widening due to interference from humans. 2013.

    Social Sciences

    Who We Be: The Colorization of America
    DB82001 16 hours 2 minutes
    by Jeff Chang
    read by Bob Moore
    Executive director of Stanford University’s Institute for Diversity in the Arts examines the issue of race in America, from 1963 to the early twenty-first century. Discusses the influence of politics, popular culture, and media on the ways race and multiculturalism have evolved over a fifty-year period. 2014.

    Class Lives: Stories from across Our Economic Divide
    DB81884 9 hours 53 minutes
    edited by Chuck Collins and others
    read by Richard Davidson
    This anthology of forty essays represents authors from a range of classes, genders, races, ethnicities, ages, and occupations across the United States. Each contributor describes their class journey in narrative form, recounting key stories that illustrate their growing awareness of the class system and their place within it. 2014.

    The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy
    DB81505 8 hours 46 minutes
    by David Graeber
    read by Mike Stefanelli
    Anthropologist investigates the development of bureaucracy, from the early nineteenth to the early twenty-first century. Analyzes bureaucracy in corporations as a tool of social control, and looks at its evolving relationship with political and economic institutions. 2015.

    Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March
    DB81677 1 hour 4 minutes
    by Lynda Blackmon Lowery and others
    read by Emily Pike Stewart
    A fiftieth-anniversary tribute shares the story of Lynda Blackmon Lowery, the youngest person to complete the momentous Selma-to-Montgomery march. Describes her frequent imprisonment for her participation in nonviolent demonstrations and her involvement in historic Civil Rights events. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

    Primates of Park Avenue: A Memoir
    DB82182 9 hours 3 minutes
    by Wednesday Martin
    read by Laura Godfrey Dunlop
    Examination of the lives of parents on the Upper East Side (UES) of New York City through the lens of anthropology and primatology. Discusses parenting and relationship norms, experiences of a parent new to the UES culture, and reflections of culture shock and attempts at assimilation. 2015.

    Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis
    DB81849 13 hours 28 minutes
    by Robert D. Putnam
    read by Jake Williams
    Putnam posits that opportunities for upward mobility and achieving the American Dream have dwindled. He uses the life stories of children from cities and suburbs across the country, beginning with his own high school class, to describe these diminishing prospects. Bestseller. 2015.

    Keep It Fake: Inventing an Authentic Life
    DB82293 8 hours 18 minutes
    by Eric G. Wilson
    read by Richard Davidson
    Wilson examines how, despite society’s push for genuineness, people attempt to curate the perceptions of others, simultaneously using social media, surgery, and other methods. He proposes that there is no such thing as unwavering reality and defends the idea that remaking oneself is something to be embraced. 2015.

    Sports and Recreation

    Men in Green
    DB82183 9 hours 10 minutes
    by Michael Bamberger
    read by Chuck Young
    Sports Illustrated writer Bamberger sets out to interview the legends of the game of golf, focusing on players prominent from the 1950s through the 1970s. Golfers like Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus tell the stories of some of their famous tournament wins. 2015.

    Speed Kings: The 1932 Winter Olympics and the Fastest Men in the World
    DB82853 13 hours 12 minutes
    by Andy Bull
    read by Eric Meyers
    Sportswriter looks at the bobsled team that won gold in the 1932 Olympic Games in Lake Placid, New York. Fast and dangerous, the sport gained a following among thrill-seekers, including the four young men who became some of the first Winter Olympics superstars. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    The Professor in the Cage: Why Men Fight and Why We Like to Watch
    DB81937 10 hours 20 minutes
    by Jonathan Gottschall
    read by Jason Culp
    When a mixed martial arts (MMA) gym moves into his neighborhood, the author is drawn to it, despite never having been in a fight. Training in MMA leads him to look at the history of violence and the ways fighting connects with society’s idea of masculinity. Some strong language. 2015.

    The Best in the World: At What I Have No Idea
    DB81025 12 hours 44 minutes
    by Chris Jericho
    read by Mike Stefanelli
    Author of Undisputed (DB73263) continues sharing his exploits, both inside and outside the professional wrestling ring. Discusses meeting luminaries of hard rock such as Joe Perry and Ozzy Osbourne, entertainment (including a turn on Dancing with the Stars ), and visiting active-duty military. Some strong language. 2014.

    Wrestling for My Life: The Legend, the Reality, and the Faith of a WWE Superstar
    DB81680 5 hours 49 minutes
    by Shawn Michaels
    read by Patrick Downer
    Professional wrestler Michaels chronicles his transformation from a drug-addicted sports celebrity to a devoted husband and father. While there are behind-the-scenes stories of the wrestling world, his religious faith is central to the author’s story, giving him a second chance in life and in the ring. 2014.

    Find a Way
    DB82773 12 hours 18 minutes
    by Diana Nyad
    read by Diana Nyad
    After failing in an attempt to swim the 111 miles from Cuba to Key West decades prior, sixty-four-year-old Nyad successfully completed the record-breaking route in 2013. In her account of the impressive feat, the author stresses that age should not be a barrier to achieving your dreams. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.


    Around the World in Fifty Years: My Adventure to Every Country on Earth
    DB81883 14 hours 35 minutes
    by Albert Podell
    read by Jason Culp
    Journalist describes his travels to every country on Earth, including seven that no longer exist, since he began in 1962 with a trip to Canada. Describes personal relationships with his family and girlfriends, coleading the Trans World Record Expedition, and ways he entered countries closed to tourists. 2015.

    U.S. History

    Show Me a Hero: A Tale of Murder, Suicide, Race, and Redemption
    DB82690 12 hours 52 minutes
    by Lisa Belkin
    read by various narrators
    The author examines the resistance generally expressed by property owners to development of public housing in their communities. She explores the prejudices, myths, and emotions involved and recounts how a proposal for scattered-site public housing in middle-class neighborhoods nearly destroyed an entire city. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    Why We Lost: A General’s Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars
    DB80746 23 hours 50 minutes
    by Daniel Bolger
    read by John Polk
    Former officer analyzes the political, military, and leadership decisions that determined combat efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and theorizes why the U.S. was not successful. Bolger retired in 2013 as a lieutenant general after a thirty-five-year career in the U.S. Army, which included command posts in both countries. Some violence. 2014.

    Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight
    DB82410 13 hours 20 minutes
    by Margaret Lazarus Dean
    read by Kerry Dukin
    Dean recounts the history of American spaceflight, NASA, and Florida’s Space Coast and reflects on what has been achieved. She interviews NASA workers, astronauts, and space fans alike, exploring the ramifications of the end of the American space shuttle program. Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize. 2015.

    The Pentagon’s Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA, America’s Top-Secret Military Research Agency
    DB82562 18 hours 24 minutes
    by Annie Jacobsen
    read by Annie Jacobsen
    Journalist Annie Jacobsen provides a detailed history of Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA ), the highly secretive and controversial military science R&D organization. Jacobsen draws on inside sources, interviews, private documents, and declassified memos, from its Cold War inception in 1958 until the early twenty-first century. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    The Witch of Lime Street: Séance, Seduction, and Houdini in the Spirit World
    DB82855 14 hours 7 minutes
    by David Jaher
    read by Simon Vance
    During a wave of self-proclaimed psychics in the 1920s, Margery, the so-called Witch of Lime Street, came to embody the debate over Spiritualism. She entered a competition to become the first psychic declared authentic, and convinced all but one of the judges—Harry Houdini. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    Spring 1865: The Closing Campaigns of the Civil War
    DB81787 10 hours 21 minutes
    by Perry D. Jamieson
    read by Andy Pyle
    Historian Perry D. Jamieson recounts the final Civil War campaign against Lee that ended at Appomattox, and Sherman’s march north through the Carolinas that culminated in Johnston’s surrender at Bennett Place. Jamieson discusses the significant consequences these campaigns held for the war’s end and the Reconstruction period. Some violence. 2015.

    FDR and the American Crisis
    DB81934 11 hours 38 minutes
    by Albert Marrin
    read by Peter Johnson
    An accessible portrait of the thirty-second U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945). Traces FDR’s privileged upbringing, the polio that cost him the use of his legs, and his leadership during the Great Depression and World War II. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2015.

    Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II
    DB82586 10 hours 21 minutes
    by Richard Reeves
    read by Barry Bernson
    Historian Richard Reeves recounts the American internment of thousands of Japanese Americans after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He discusses the process of rounding them up, citizens and aliens alike, and the conditions of their imprisonment. Reeves uses survivor interviews, letters, memoirs, and various archives as sources. Some strong language. 2015.

    The Sphinx: Franklin Roosevelt, the Isolationists, and the Road to World War II
    DB82173 18 hours 31 minutes
    by Nicholas Wapshott
    read by Gregory Gorton
    In the late 1930s, Franklin Delano Roosevelt faced the question of whether to go to war. Wapshott recounts Roosevelt’s strategy as he ultimately decided to sway the American people away from isolationism, and also examines the many—including Joseph P. Kennedy and Henry Ford—who publicly opposed Roosevelt’s stance. 2015.


    Secret Warriors: The Spies, Scientists, and Code Breakers of World War I
    DB81814 15 hours 30 minutes
    by Taylor Downing
    read by Peter Johnson
    Behind the physical fighting of World War I, an intellectual war was fought between engineers, chemists, code-breakers, physicists, doctors, mathematicians, and intelligence gatherers. Downing profiles key incidents and figures who played significant roles in the war as well as in the progress of the twentieth century. 2014.

    The Reaper: Autobiography of One of the Deadliest Special Ops Snipers
    DB81337 7 hours 4 minutes
    by Nicholas Irving
    read by Todd Fox
    Irving, the first African American to serve as a sniper in his battalion, details his relationships with his fellow soldiers, deployments, and the actions leading to his thirty-three confirmed kills and being nicknamed the Reaper. Discusses his rivalry with an enemy sniper known only as the Chechen. Violence and strong language. 2015.

    World History

    Cursed Victory: Israel and the Occupied Territories, A History
    DB82265 15 hours 54 minutes
    by Ahron Bregman
    read by Gary Telles
    A journalist and instructor of War Studies at King’s College in London, Bregman analyzes the occupation of Arabic lands by Israeli forces and citizens from 1967 until 2007. He discusses the aftereffects of the Six-Day War, the Middle East peace process, Palestinian resistance, Jewish settlers, and more. Some violence. 2014.

    The Coming of the Third Reich
    DB81588 23 hours 34 minutes
    by Richard J. Evans
    read by Kerry Dukin
    Historian Evans recounts Hitler’s rise to power and the collapse of civilization in Nazi Germany. Evans also examines the background for why Germany was ready, by the early 1930s, for such a takeover to occur. Some violence. 2003.

    Measure of the Earth: The Enlightenment Expedition That Reshaped Our World
    DB82385 11 hours 25 minutes
    by Larrie D. Ferreiro
    read by Mark Ashby
    Ferreiro recounts the story of the Geodesic Mission to the Equator. A team of Enlightenment-era scientists and naval officers set out on an expedition to measure the Earth, using precise astronomical measurements along the equator. 2011.

    Ravensbrück: Life and Death in Hitler’s Concentration Camp for Women
    DB81786 37 hours 40 minutes
    by Sarah Helm
    read by Kerry Dukin
    Ravensbrück was Nazi Germany’s largest female-only concentration camp during World War II. The camp contained largely political prisoners rather than Jews, and thousands of women were tortured and killed. Helm utilizes research into German and Russian archives and interviews with survivors to provide a detailed account of this camp. Violence. 2014.

    The Borgias and Their Enemies: 1431–1519
    DB82246 9 hours 22 minutes
    by Christopher Hibbert
    read by Ken Kliban
    In Renaissance Italy the name Borgia was synonymous with corruption, nepotism, and greed. Hibbert recounts the dynasty’s dramatic rise to occupation of the highest positions in Renaissance society through the seizure of power, wealth, land, and titles by means of bribery, marriage, and murder. Some violence. 2008.

    Mastering the West: Rome and Carthage at War
    DB81499 15 hours 3 minutes
    by Dexter Hoyos
    read by Jon Huffman
    A turning point in world history, the Punic Wars of 264–146 B.C. pitted the Romans and the Carthaginians against each other in a bloody and protracted conflict. Historian Hoyos recounts this century of battle while investigating resources, politics, postwar impact, and leadership roles. Some violence. 2015.

    Magna Carta: The Birth of Liberty
    DB82893 7 hours 14 minutes
    by Dan Jones
    read by Dan Jones
    Examination of the events surrounding the creation of the Magna Carta in 1215 by King John of England, its failure, and the war that subsequently engulfed England. Discusses the document’s principles, its influence on America’s Bill of Rights, and how it gained legendary status. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    Swansong 1945: A Collective Diary of the Last Days of the Third Reich
    DB81738 20 hours 40 minutes
    by Walter Kempowski
    read by Jake Williams
    Kempowski chronicles the end of Nazi Germany and World War II in Europe through hundreds of letters, diaries, and autobiographical accounts covering four critical days: Hitler’s birthday, American and Soviet troops meeting at the Elbe, Hitler’s suicide, and the German surrender. Originally published in German in 2005. Violence. 2014.

    Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood; a History in Thirteen Centuries
    DB80870 18 hours 32 minutes
    by Justin Marozzi
    read by Barry Bernson
    Journalist chronicles the history of Baghdad from A.D. 762, when it was established as the capital of the Abbasid caliphate, to the twenty-first century. Discusses political and military leaders, invasions and rebellions, and artistic and technological achievements of its citizens. Some violence. 2014.

    Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back
    DB81841 11 hours 54 minutes
    by Janice P. Nimura
    read by Catherine Byers
    In 1871, five young girls from samurai households were sent to America by the Japanese government to learn Western ways and return to teach their countrymen. They returned, ten years later, determined to revolutionize women’s education. 2015.

    The Burning Shore: How Hitler’s U-Boats Brought World War II to America
    DB81501 9 hours 49 minutes
    by Ed Offley
    read by Andy Pyle
    Military reporter Ed Offley presents an account of the bloody German U-boat offensive launched along America’s East Coast during the first half of 1942. Particular focus is given to the story of U-boat commander Horst Degen’s three war patrols. Some violence. 2014.

    The Auschwitz Volunteer: Beyond Bravery
    DB82262 10 hours 26 minutes
    by Witold Pilecki
    read by Michael Scherer
    Polish army officer Witold Pilecki volunteered in 1940 to infiltrate the recently opened Auschwitz concentration camp and report his findings. He remained in the camp until 1943 and compiled a single report based on his observations throughout his time there. Jaroslaw Garlinski provides the first English translation of the expanded report. Violence. 2012.

    Church of Spies: The Pope’s Secret War against Hitler
    DB82659 10 hours 7 minutes
    by Mark Riebling
    read by Fred Sanders
    The author attempts to demonstrate how, despite his reputation as Hitler’s lackey, Pope Pius XII actually worked as an active anti-Nazi spymaster by directing a network of Vatican operatives who partnered with German resistance, provided intelligence to the Allies, and involved themselves in multiple plots to assassinate Hitler. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

    Cuba: A History
    DB81428 47 hours 45 minutes
    by Hugh Thomas
    read by Bruce Huntey
    From the capture of Havana by the British in 1762 until Castro’s revolution and the missile crisis in the sixties, Thomas offers a panorama of the Caribbean island and the forging of its national character. Originally published in 1971 as Cuba: The Pursuit of Freedom; revised edition with new afterword. 2010.

    The Courtiers: Splendor and Intrigue in the Georgian Court at Kensington Palace
    DB82296 12 hours 20 minutes
    by Lucy Worsley
    read by Patricia Kilgarriff
    Worsley depicts the opulent days of Kensington Palace during the reigns of George I and II, when the court was a world of skullduggery, intrigue, politicking, and refined etiquette. She portrays a variety of court lives, particularly the quarrelsome Hanoverians. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2010.

    Books for Children

    Children’s Fiction


    The Dungeoneers
    DB82075 10 hours 53 minutes
    by John David Anderson
    read by Graham Halstead
    When the mysterious Finn Argos notices Colm’s gift for pickpocketing, the boy begins training to become a member of Thwodin’s Legion, a strange group of warriors, mages, and hunters who search for treasure. For grades 5-8. 2015.

    Magic Marks the Spot: The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates
    DB82482 8 hours 26 minutes
    by Caroline Carlson
    read by Jill Fox
    Much to the dismay of her proper parents, young Hilary Westfield escapes Miss Pimm’s Finishing School for Delicate Ladies to join a misfit pirate crew. She and her house gargoyle embark on an unexpectedly magical, swashbuckling, plank-walking, seafaring journey of epic proportions. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2013.

    Battle for the Nether: Gameknight999, Book 2
    DB81817 9 hours 18 minutes
    by Mark Cheverton
    read by Christopher Walker
    Trapped inside Minecraft, player Gameknight999 and his friend Crafter have been transported to a new server. Knowing that Malacoda, King of the Nether, plans to destroy Minecraft, the duo searches the land to recruit an army. Sequel to Invasion of the Overworld (DB81527). For grades 4-7. 2014.

    Convergence: The Zodiac Legacy, Book 1
    DB81854 9 hours 53 minutes
    by Stan Lee and Stuart Moore
    read by David DeBoy
    Reluctantly on a class trip to China to learn about his ancestry, Steven Lee is suddenly thrown into the middle of an epic global chase involving the release of twelve magical superpowers connected to the Chinese zodiac. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2015.

    Seven Wonders: The Tomb of Shadows; The Curse of the King
    DB81562 15 hours 24 minutes
    by Peter Lerangis
    read by Alec Volz
    After Marco’s betrayal in Lost in Babylon (DB78035), Jack McKinley and his friends must face their own demons and continue to contend with the Massa—an organization promoting evil. For grades 5-8. 2014.

    Danger down the Nile: Treasure Hunters
    DB82594 5 hours 56 minutes
    by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein
    read by Bryan Kennedy
    The Kidd siblings travel to Africa to track down priceless artifacts that will keep the family’s treasure-hunting business afloat long enough to rescue their kidnapped mother and possibly find their missing father. Sequel to Treasure Hunters (DB82593). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2014.

    Secret of the Forbidden City: Treasure Hunters
    DB82595 4 hours 59 minutes
    by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein
    read by Bryan Kennedy
    Following mysterious clues that take them from China to Germany, the Kidd children hope that the new treasures they seek will finally free their kidnapped mother. Sequel to Danger down the Nile (DB82594). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2015.

    Treasure Hunters
    DB82593 5 hours 57 minutes
    by James Patterson and others
    read by Bryan Kennedy
    Following clues left by their missing father, twelve-year-old twins Bickford and Rebecca Kidd sail from the Caribbean to New York City with their siblings to finish the dangerous quest of their world-famous treasure-hunting parents. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2013.

    The Sword of Summer: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 1
    DB82749 15 hours 22 minutes
    by Rick Riordan
    read by Christopher Guetig
    Sixteen-year-old Magnus Chase, a troubled teen living on the streets of Boston, is reunited with Uncle Randolph. As dangerous creatures hunt them, he learns an incredible secret: he is the son of a Norse god and must prevent Ragnarok. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2015.

    Path of Beasts: The Keepers Trilogy, Book 3
    DB82398 6 hours 41 minutes
    by Lian Tanner
    read by Claudia Black
    After their beloved city of Jewel has been captured, Goldie, Toadspit, and their friends confront the frightful Fugleman, his band of Blessed Guardians, and an army of mercenaries. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2012.

    The Unmapped Sea: The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 5
    DB82171 9 hours 6 minutes
    by Maryrose Wood
    read by Martha Harmon Pardee
    Determined to break the wolfish curse that threatens her charges and their unborn baby sibling, Miss Penelope Lumley takes a seaside holiday in the hope of gaining answers from an aging mariner. Sequel to The Interrupted Tale (DB81240). For grades 4-7. 2015.


    Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer
    DB82318 4 hours 38 minutes
    by Kelly Jones
    read by Margaret Strom
    Speaking through a series of letters to her grandmother, twelve-year-old Sophie Brown tells of her family’s move to her great-uncle Jim’s farm, where she begins taking care of some odd chickens. Sophie discovers that one hen has a special talent. For grades 4-7. 2015.


    Loki’s Wolves
    DB82390 7 hours 47 minutes
    by K.L. Armstrong and M.A. Marr
    read by various narrators
    Matt Thorsen is a direct descendant of the order-keeping god Thor, and his classmates Fen and Laurie Brekke are descendants of the trickster god Loki. When Ragnarok, the apocalypse, threatens, they must fight monsters to stop the end of the world. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2013.

    DB82397 7 hours 49 minutes
    by Matthew Cody
    read by Matthew Cody
    The superpowered kids of Noble’s Green are once again threatened by an unknown force that may be trying to steal their powers. But Daniel Corrigan is afraid it may be related to supervillain Shroud. Sequel to Powerless (DB73545). Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2012.

    How to Betray a Dragon’s Hero
    DB82771 5 hours 26 minutes
    by Cressida Cowell
    read by David Tennant
    Hiding in the Murderous Mountains, young Viking Hiccup remains determined to become King of the Wilderwest by defeating the witch’s Vampire Spydragons and stealing back the King’s Things from Alvin the Treacherous. Sequel to How to Seize a Dragon’s Jewel (DB79168). Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2015.

    Michael Vey Series, Books 2–4
    DB81891 33 hours 1 minute
    by Richard Paul Evans
    read by Erik Sandvold
    Books two through four, written between 2012 and 2014, featuring kids with amazing abilities. In Rise of the Elgen, Michael and his friends battle their enemy in Peruvian jungles. Includes Battle of the Ampere and Hunt for Jade Dragon. Sequel to The Prisoner of Cell 25 (DB74183). Some violence. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2014.

    Castle Hangnail
    DB81550 8 hours 22 minutes
    by Ursula Vernon
    read by Emily Pike Stewart
    When twelve-year-old Molly arrives at Castle Hangnail to fill the vacancy for a wicked witch, the minions who dwell there have no choice but to give her the job. Molly, however, has secrets that could cause trouble for the castle. For grades 4-7. 2015.


    Jackpot and Unleashed
    DB81788 8 hours 46 minutes
    by Gordon Korman
    read by Gary Tipton
    In Jackpot, written in 2014, a thirty-million-dollar lottery ticket goes unclaimed, and Griffin Bing, former attack dog Luthor, and friends try to find it. In Unleashed, Luthor goes berserk whenever a suspicious truck passes. Meanwhile, Griffin Bing competes against his archenemy in an invention contest. Sequel to Showoff and Hideout (DB81561). For grades 4-7. 2015.

    Showoff and Hideout
    DB81561 9 hours 8 minutes
    by Gordon Korman
    read by Jack Fox
    In Showoff, written in 2012, former attack dog Luthor goes nuts during a dog show, causing problems for Griffin Bing and his friends. In Hideout, Luthor’s previous owner, the slimy Swindle, tries to get his dog back. Sequel to Framed (DB72275). For grades 4-7. 2013.

    Camo Girl
    DB82217 4 hours 0 minutes
    by Kekla Magoon
    read by Mare Trevathan
    Ella, a biracial girl with an uneven skin tone, and her odd friend, Z, remain at the bottom of the school social ladder. When Bailey, the only other African American student, enters their sixth-grade class and becomes popular, Ella longs for a different life. For grades 6-9. 2011.

    Adventures with Waffles
    DB81683 3 hours 26 minutes
    by Maria Parr
    read by Joe Peck
    Small-town neighbors and friends Trille and Lena frequently invent some kind of adventure that often ends in trouble. But Trille anxiously wonders whether Lena views him as her best friend too. Translated from Norwegian. For grades 3-6. 2005.

    Lucky Strike
    DB81725 5 hours 49 minutes
    by Bobbie Pyron
    read by Don Feldheim
    Nathaniel Harlow lives with his grandfather in a trailer park in Franklin County, Florida, and he has always been unlucky. But when he is struck by lightning on his eleventh birthday and survives, it seems like Nate’s luck starts to change. For grades 4-7. 2015.

    DB82447 6 hours 42 minutes
    by Rachel Vail
    read by various narrators
    When thirteen-year-old Truly is invited to sit at the popular table, she finds herself caught in a web of lies and misunderstandings, made inescapable by the hyperconnected social-media world. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2014.

    Folk and Fairy Tales

    Nelson Mandela’s Favorite African Folktales
    DB82767 3 hours 44 minutes
    by various authors
    read by various narrators
    A collection of traditional stories from different parts of Africa, featuring varied characters and themes—some familiar, some less so. Chosen by the Nobel laureate himself. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2002.

    Growing Up

    The Thing about Jellyfish
    DB82842 5 hours 22 minutes
    by Ali Benjamin
    read by Sarah Franco
    When twelve-year-old Suzy’s best friend drowns, she believes a rare jellyfish was responsible for her death. Suzy will do everything possible to prove her theory is correct. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2015.

    This Journal Belongs to Ratchet
    DB82224 5 hours 8 minutes
    by Nancy J. Cavanaugh
    read by Margaret Strom
    Homeschooled by her father, an environmentalist mechanic, eleven-year-old Rachel “Ratchet” Vance records her efforts to make friends, save a park, remember her mother, and find her own definition of normal. For grades 4-7. 2013.

    The Complete Mother-Daughter Book Club Collection
    DB81149 53 hours 3 minutes
    by Heather Vogel Frederick
    read by Abigail Maupin
    Entire series, written between 2007 and 2012, features the book-club adventures of four sixth-grade girls and their mothers. Includes The Mother-Daughter Book Club, Much Ado about Anne, Dear Pen Pal, Pies and Prejudice, Home for the Holidays, and Wish You Were Eyre. For grades 4-7. 2012.

    Jessica Darling’s It List 2: The (Totally Not) Guaranteed Guide to Friends, Foes, and Faux Friends
    DB82002 5 hours 3 minutes
    by Megan McCafferty
    read by Margaret Strom
    Twelve-year-old Jessica Darling receives another cryptic list from her older sister, Bethany. While hosting a slumber party and planning a Halloween costume, Jessica tries to navigate the seventh-grade social scene, with mixed results. Sequel to Jessica Darling’s It List (DB80184). For grades 6-9. 2014.

    Historical Fiction

    Serafina and the Black Cloak
    DB82470 8 hours 42 minutes
    by Robert Beatty
    read by Cassandra Campbell
    Twelve-year-old rat catcher Serafina lives on North Carolina’s Biltmore estate in 1899 and teams up with the owner’s young nephew to investigate the disappearances of visiting children. In the process, however, Serafina unlocks the puzzle of her own past. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2015.

    Dear Hank Williams
    DB81549 3 hours 46 minutes
    by Kimberly Willis Holt
    read by Suzanne Duvall
    Assigned to write to a pen pal, eleven-year-old Tate, who lives in Louisiana in 1948, writes to her favorite country singer. She shares her dreams with him and reveals that her mother is in prison. For grades 4-7. 2015.

    The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate
    DB82259 8 hours 18 minutes
    by Jacqueline Kelly
    read by Martha Harmon Pardee
    Texas, 1900. Callie Vee continues her adventures, learning as much science as possible from her naturalist Granddaddy. Things get interesting when her younger brother, Travis, brings home wild animals to keep as pets. Sequel to The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (DB69280). For grades 5-8. 2015.


    Anyone but Ivy Pocket
    DB81554 7 hours 19 minutes
    by Caleb Krisp
    read by Jill Fox
    Fate intervenes when orphan Ivy is called to the sickbed of a dying duchess. She is charged with delivering a mystical—and possibly cursed—diamond necklace to the utterly revolting Matilda Butterfield for her twelfth birthday. For grades 4-7. 2015.

    Marty McGuire
    DB82836 1 hour 49 minutes
    by Kate Messner
    read by Cassandra Morris
    When tomboy Marty is cast as a princess in the third-grade play, she learns about improvisation, which helps her become more adaptable. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2011.

    Marty McGuire Digs Worms!
    DB82837 2 hours 15 minutes
    by Kate Messner
    read by Cassandra Morris
    With help from her Grandma Barb, Marty builds a habitat for worms in her school cafeteria as part of the Save the Earth Project. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2012.


    DB82646 7 hours 57 minutes
    by Stuart Gibbs
    read by Alec Volz
    Teddy, from Belly Up (DB74508), is the prime suspect when FunJungle’s newly acquired koala goes missing. Needing to clear his name, Teddy eagerly investigates all aspects of the crime. For grades 5-8. 2014.

    The Art of Secrets
    DB81553 5 hours 18 minutes
    by James Klise
    read by Abigail Maupin
    When a quirky art piece is donated to a school fundraising effort to help a Pakistani American family—victims of a possible hate crime—it is revealed to be worth a fortune. The community debates who should get the money, and everyone’s motivations are questioned. For grades 6-9. 2014.

    The Book of Secrets: Mister Max
    DB82508 10 hours 8 minutes
    by Cynthia Voigt
    read by Paul Boehmer
    Self-reliant Max Starling, a twelve-year-old detective, struggles to keep his identity a secret as he investigates a case of arson. Meanwhile, cryptic messages from his missing parents indicate that they need rescuing. Sequel to Mister Max (DB77517). Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2014.

    Scary Stories

    Cuckoo Song
    DB81736 14 hours 42 minutes
    by Frances Hardinge
    read by Terry Donnelly
    In post-World War I England, thirteen-year-old Triss nearly drowns in a millpond known as the “Grimmer” and emerges with memory gaps. Aware that something’s terribly wrong, Triss struggles with her twisted new reality. Some violence. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2014.

    Thirteen Chairs
    DB82437 5 hours 25 minutes
    by Dave Shelton
    read by Bill Delaney
    Jack, alone in an old house, enters a room where thirteen chairs wait. Twelve are occupied, and those people have been waiting for Jack so they can tell him their scary stories. Each takes his or her turn. For grades 6-9. 2015.


    My Weird School Series, Books 1–10
    DB81755 7 hours 24 minutes
    by Dan Gutman
    read by Mark Delgado
    Books one through ten, written between 2004 and 2006, featuring the adventures of a wacky second-grade class. Includes: Miss Daisy Is Crazy!, Mr. Klutz Is Nuts!, Mrs. Roopy Is Loopy!, Miss Hannah Is Bananas!, Miss Small Is Off the Wall!, and many more. For grades 2-4. 2006.

    My Weird School Series, Books 11–21
    DB81857 8 hours 50 minutes
    by Dan Gutman
    read by Mark Delgado
    Books eleven through twenty-one, written between 2006 and 2008, featuring the silly and fun adventures of a second-grade class. Includes: Mrs. Kormel Is Not Normal!, Ms. Todd Is Odd!, Mrs. Patty Is Batty!, Miss Holly Is Too Jolly!, Mr. Macky Is Wacky!, and many more. For grades 2-4. 2008.

    Science Fiction

    Scrivener’s Moon
    DB82446 11 hours 3 minutes
    by Philip Reeve
    read by Sarah Coomes
    When she returns home, Fever finds that her Scrivener mother’s creation, New London, the city on wheels, is nearly complete and ready to fight. Meanwhile Fever must travel north to solve the mystery of her past. Sequel to A Web of Air (DB72552). Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9. 2012.


    Fast Break
    DB82785 5 hours 59 minutes
    by Mike Lupica
    read by MacLeod Andrews
    Since his mother’s death, twelve-year-old Jayson focuses on basketball and surviving. However, the authorities soon discover he is homeless and place Jayson with an affluent foster family. His new situation isn’t easy, especially when he must play against his former teammates in a championship game. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2015.

    Children’s Nonfiction


    Women Heroes of the American Revolution: Twenty Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Defiance, and Rescue
    DB81569 5 hours 43 minutes
    by Susan Casey
    read by Suzanne Duvall
    Collection of twenty biographical profiles of girls and women who worked as spies, soldiers, nurses, fundraisers, writers, couriers, and more during the American Revolution. Highlights their level of involvement through primary sources. Includes resources, a glossary, and a bibliography. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2015.

    Randolph Caldecott: The Man Who Could Not Stop Drawing
    DB82130 1 hour 55 minutes
    by Leonard S. Marcus
    read by Laura Giannarelli
    Biography of notable artist Randolph Caldecott (1846–1886), considered by many to be the father of the modern picture book and the namesake for the literary-award medal for illustrators. Marcus discusses his popularity and unique animated art style. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2013.

    Ida M. Tarbell: The Woman Who Challenged Big Business—and Won!
    DB81911 7 hours 56 minutes
    by Emily Arnold McCully
    read by John Haag
    Recounts how Ida M. Tarbell (1857–1944) exposed the truth behind corruption and unfair business practices. She investigated and published works about the Standard Oil Trust for McClure’s Magazine that informed the world of shady business dealings and skyrocketed her into the public eye. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2014.

    A Boy and a Jaguar
    DB82083 0 hours 12 minutes
    by Alan Rabinowitz
    read by Nick DePinto
    Autobiography of a wildcat conservationist. Author discusses his lifelong struggle with stuttering and how his love of animals helped him learn to communicate better, propelling him into a career in wildlife advocacy. Schneider Family Book Award. For grades 2-4. 2014.

    Hobbies and Crafts

    Super Simple Hanging Gardens: A Kid’s Guide to Gardening
    DB81571 0 hours 19 minutes
    by Alex Kuskowski
    read by Mike Stefanelli
    Provides techniques for growing plants in hanging containers and explains how to choose the right tools, soil, plants, and pots. Discusses safety precautions and includes instructions for making your own containers, including one for upside-down plants. For grades 3-6. 2015.


    It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired, and Get Going!
    DB82373 9 hours 24 minutes
    by Chelsea Clinton
    read by Chelsea Clinton
    Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton discusses the challenges facing our world, including poverty, climate change, gender equality, health, endangered species, and more. Provides ideas for kids to take action, and inspiring stories of hope and empowerment. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2015.

    Science and Technology

    Energy Transfers Series
    DB81946 4 hours 10 minutes
    by Ian Graham and Andrew Solway
    read by Faith Potts
    Four books featuring types of energy, such as sound From Crashing Waves to Music Download, heat From Crude Oil to Fast Food, electricity From Falling Water to Electric Car, and finally, light From Sunlight to Blockbuster Movies. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2015.

    Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi: A Math Adventure
    DB82229 0 hours 14 minutes
    by Cindy Neuschwander
    read by Nick DePinto
    After Sir Cumference drinks a potion that transforms him into a dragon, his son, Radius, searches for the magic number known as pi, which will restore him to his former shape. For grades 2-4. 1999.

    Foreign Language Books


    Yo Te Quiero (I Love You)
    DB80960 6 horas 55 minutos
    por Irene Cao
    leído por María Pino
    Después de un accidente trágico, Leonardo quiere curar a Elena con una pasión que él ya no puede suprimir. Pero cuando su pasado vuelve para herirlo, solo el amor incondicional de Elena podrá salvarlo. Continuación de Yo Te Siento (DB79968). Traducido del italiano. Lenguaje injurioso y descripciones de indole sexual. (After a tragic accident, Leonardo wants to heal Elena, with a passion that he can no longer suppress. But when his past comes back to haunt him, only Elena’s unconditional love will be able to save him. Translated from Italian. Sequel to Yo Te Siento (DB79968). Strong language and descriptions of sex.) 2013.

    Misión Olvido (The Heart Has Its Reasons)
    DB80968 15 horas 40 minutos
    por María Dueñas
    leído por María Pino
    Su vida personal en ruinas, La Profesora Blanca Perea acepta un puesto académico en una universidad en California. Allí Blanca descubre el trabajo olvidado de un colega muerto y logra despertar el interés romántico de otro, en un campus lleno de intriga y realización inesperada. (Her personal life in shambles, Professor Blanca Perea accepts an academic post at a university in California. There Blanca uncovers the forgotten work of a dead colleague and manages to spark the romantic interest of another, on a campus full of unexpected intrigue and fulfillment.) 2014.

    Descubriendo al General (Getting to Know the General)
    DB80971 11 horas 8 minutos
    por Graham Greene
    leído por Aurelio Dominguez
    En 1976, Graham Greene fue invitado a Panamá por Omar Torrijos Herrera, el general carismático que había tomado el poder en 1968. Este libro es el relato de su visita y la amistad que duró hasta la muerte del general. Traducido del inglés; con tres epílogos de Gabriel García Márquez. Violencia. (In 1976, Graham Greene was invited to Panama by Omar Torrijos Herrera, the charismatic general who had taken power in 1968. This book is the account of that visit and the friendship that lasted until the general’s death. With three epilogues by Gabriel García Márquez. Violence.) 1984.

    Breve Historia del Mundo (Brief History of the World)
    DB80957 11 horas 57 minutos
    por Luis E. Íñigo Fernández
    leído por Aurelio Dominguez
    Una concisa historia de la humanidad— desde sus orígenes a nuestros días. Íñigo Fernández presenta una panorama que considera las evoluciones, migraciones, adaptaciones, inventos, ideas y acontecimientos que nos han moldeado en lo que somos. Algunas descripciones de violencia. (A concise history of humankind—from its origins to present times. Íñigo Fernández presents a panorama of the evolutions, migrations, adaptations, inventions, ideas, and events that have molded us into what we are. Some violence.) 2011.

    Tinieblas para Mirar (Shadows for Seeing)
    DB80976 5 horas 22 minutos
    por Tomás Eloy Martínez
    leído por Martin Untrojb
    Una colección de varios textos inéditos breves por el autor argentino premiado Tomás Eloy Martínez (1934–2010). Incluye “Exilio”, “Vida de genio”, y “Purgatorio”. (A collection of unpublished short texts by the award-winning Argentine author Tomás Eloy Martínez (1934–2010). Includes “Exilio,” “Vida de Genio,” and “Purgatorio.”) 2014.

    Que Puedes Esperar Cuando Estas Esperando: Cuarta Edición (What to Expect When You’re Expecting: Fourth Edition)
    DB79997 42 horas 6 minutos
    por Heidi Murkoff
    leído por Gabriela Garcia
    La guía del embarazo más vendida que mitiga la confusión que rodea la preñez y el parto por desacreditar mitos que engañan a los padres, ofreciendo explicaciones de términos médicos, y que cubre una variedad de temas, incluyendo la atención prenatal, defectos de nacimiento, y la amniocentesis. Descripciones de índole sexual. (Bestselling guide that mitigates the confusion surrounding pregnancy and birth by debunking myths that mislead parents, offering explanations of medical terms and covering a variety of issues, including prenatal care, birth defects, and amniocentesis. Descriptions of sex.) 2010.

    El Fin del Poder: Empresas que se Hunden, Militares Derrotados, Papas que Renuncian y Gobiernos Impotentes. Cómo el Poder Ya No es lo Que Era (The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being in Charge Isn’t What It Used to Be)
    DB80954 19 horas 45 minutos
    por Moisés Naím
    leído por Martin Untrojb
    Moisés Naím, columnista premiado y el ex editor de la revista Foreign Policy, explora la naturaleza cambiante del poder e ilumina la lucha entre grandes actores previamente dominantes y los nuevos micropoderes desafiándolos en todos los campos de la actividad humana. Traducido del inglés. (Moisés Naím, award-winning columnist and former Foreign Policy editor, explores the changing nature of power and illuminates the struggle between once-dominant megaplayers and the new micropowers challenging them in every field of human endeavor.) 2013.

    La Biblia de Barro (The Bible of Clay)
    DB80963 23 horas 32 minutos
    por Julia Navarro
    leído por María Pino
    En los días frenéticos anteriores a la invasión de Irak en 2003, Clara Tannenberg dirige un grupo de arqueólogos renegados en una expedición para encontrar unas tablillas de barro que son la supuesta prueba científica de la existencia del patriarca Abraham. Violencia. (In the frenetic days before the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Clara Tannenberg leads a group of renegade archeologists in an expedition to find clay tablets that are the purported scientific proof of the existence of the patriarch Abraham. Violence.) 2005.

    Lo Que Tu Luz Dice (What Your Light Says)
    DB80973 6 horas 34 minutos
    por Ana María Oliva
    leído por Rosie Berrido
    Una doctora y profesora de biomedicina explora las energías del cuerpo humano. Oliva explica cómo los avances en la tecnología de electronfotónica revelan campos de energía que se pueden medir y que proporcionan importantes conocimientos acerca de la salud y el bienestar psíquico. (Doctor and professor of biomedicine explores the energies of the human body. Oliva claims that advances in electro-photon imaging technology reveal human energy fields, which can be measured and provide important insights about your health and psychophysiological well-being.) 2015.

    Perdón (Forgiveness)
    DB80964 7 horas 56 minutos
    por Chiquis Rivera
    leído por María Pino
    Janney Marín “Chiquis” Rivera, cantante y celebridad de televisión que saltó a la fama a través de su madre, Jenni Rivera (1969–2012), revela el abuso que sufrió a manos de su padre y las dificultades que ha enfrentado en su vida personal como resultado. Lenguaje injurioso y descripciones de violencia y de índole sexual. (Janney Marín “Chiquis” Rivera, singer and TV celebrity who rose to fame through her mother, Jenni Rivera (1969–2012), reveals the abuse she suffered at the hands of her father and the difficulties she has faced in her personal life as a result. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2015.

    La Literatura Es Mi Venganza (Literature Is My Revenge)
    DB80970 1 hora 59 minutos
    por Mario Vargas Llosa y Claudio Magris
    leído por Martin Untrojb
    Un libro compilado a partir de un diálogo entre los autores premiados Magris y Vargas Llosa, que tuvo lugar en la Biblioteca Nacional del Perú en 2009, en la que se discutió el poder de la literatura para cambiar el mundo. Con un prólogo de Renato Poma. (Compiled from a dialogue between award-winning authors Magris and Vargas Llosa, which took place in the National Library of Peru in 2009, in which they discussed the power of literature to change the world. With a prologue by Renato Poma.) 2011.

    365 Cuentos y Rimas para Niñas (365 Stories and Rhymes for Girls)
    DB80966 8 horas 30 minutos
    por varios autores
    leído por María Pino
    Una colección de cuentos breves y versos caprichosos para niñas pequeñas. Traducido del inglés por Almudena Sasiain. Para niños preescolares hasta el grado 2. (A collection of short stories and whimsical verses for young girls. For preschool to grade 2.) 2005.

    Ficciones Criminales: Estampas de la Crisis, 2008–2014 (Criminal Fictions: Impressions of the Crisis, 2008–2014)
    DB80962 8 horas 22 minutos
    por Jorge Volpi
    leído por Walter Krochmal
    Una colección de ensayos literarios del galardonado autor mexicano que brilla una luz reveladora sobre la cultura popular y la política de América Latina. Incluye “Los herederos de Cervantes”, “Ser Julian Assange”, y “Réquiem por el papel”. (A collection of literary essays by the award-winning Mexican author, which shines a revelatory light on the popular culture and politics of Latin America. Includes “Los herederos de Cervantes,” “Ser Julian Assange,” and “Réquiem por el papel.”) 2014.

    Las Reputaciones (The Reputations)
    DB80983 5 horas 50 minutos
    por Juan Gabriel Vásquez
    leído por Tony Chiroldes
    Javier Mallarino, un caricaturista político colombiano de sesenta y cinco años de edad, se encuentra con una mujer joven, Samanta Leal, quien quiere entender un evento que ocurrió veintiocho años antes. En el proceso, tiene que reevaluar el significado de su propio éxito. Lenguaje injurioso, descripciones de violencia y de índole sexual. (Javier Mallarino, a sixty-five-year-old political cartoonist in Colombia, meets a young woman, Samanta Leal, who wants to understand an event that occurred twenty-eight years before. In the process, he must reevaluate the meaning of his own success. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2013.

    Seis Claves para Aprender Inglés: Las Habilidades Necesarias para Hablar y Entender el Inglés (Six Keys to Learning English: The Necessary Skills to Speak and Understand English)
    DB80956 3 horas 55 minutos
    por Daniel Welsch
    leído por Peter Pereyra
    Un profesor americano que vive en Madrid ofrece consejos prácticos para los hispanohablantes que quieren adquirir competencia en inglés. La segunda edición del libro incluye preguntas más frecuentes formuladas por sus estudiantes y ejemplos comunes de verbos regulares e irregulares, adjetivos, sustantivos—con sugerencias para practicar el idioma. (An American language professor living in Madrid offers practical advice for Spanish-speakers who wish to acquire proficiency in English. The second edition includes frequently asked questions posed by his students and examples of common regular and irregular verbs, adjectives, and nouns—together with suggestions for practicing the language.) 2013.

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    Audio Magazines

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

    AARP The Magazine (bimonthly) and AARP Bulletin (10 issues) on one cartridge

    American History (6 issues)

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact (10 issues)

    Asimov’s Science Fiction (10 issues)

    The Atlantic (10 issues)

    Audubon (bimonthly)

    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)

    Cowboys and Indians (8 issues)

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

    Diabetes Forecast (monthly)

    Discover (10 issues)

    Ebony (12 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)

    Humpty Dumpty (bimonthly)

    Magazine of the Month (monthly)

    Missouri Conservationist (monthly)

    Money (11 issues)

    Muse (9 issues)

    The Musical Mainstream (quarterly)

    The Nation (37 issues)

    National Geographic (monthly)

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

    National Geographic Traveler (bimonthly)

    National Review (24 issues)

    The New Yorker (47 issues)

    The New York Times Book Review (weekly)

    O, The Oprah Magazine (monthly)

    Oklahoma Today (bimonthly)

    Outdoor Life (10 issues)

    People (51 issues)

    People en Español (Spanish; 11 issues)

    Piano Technicians Journal (monthly)

    Playboy (monthly)

    QST (monthly)

    Quarterly Music Magazine (quarterly)

    Rolling Stone (biweekly)

    Seventeen (10 issues)

    Smithsonian (11 issues)

    Sound & Vision (10 issues)

    Southern Living (13 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 (11 issues)

    Vanidades (Spanish; 11 issues)

    Vital Speeches of the Day (monthly)

    The Week (48 issues)

    Wired (monthly)

    The Writer (12 issues)

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