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Talking Book Topics January–February 2018

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ISSN 0039-9183


In Brief

Books for Adults

Adult Fiction

Adult Nonfiction

Books for Children

Childrenʼs Fiction

Children’s Nonfiction

Foreign Language Books

Audio Magazines

In Brief

The Magazine of the Month

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

  • American Scientist
  • Bookmarks
  • Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street
  • Dogster
  • Fast Company
  • Martha Stewart Living
  • Mojo
  • Mother Jones
  • Outside
  • Prevention
  • Time
  • Writer’s Digest

Alternates: Dwell, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, Field and Stream, Poetry, Utne Reader

NLS on the Move: The latest on our new initiatives

In July 2017, NLS launched a newsletter called “NLS on the Move” to keep local cooperating libraries updated on the progress of pilot projects and other new initiatives. Selections from this newsletter that may be of interest to NLS patrons began appearing in Talking Book Topics and Braille Book Review with the November–December 2017 issues and will continue to appear when relevant.

BARD nears a milestone—and keeps getting better

November 30, 2017

On November 25, 2017, NLS posted the 100,000th book to BARD, the Braille and Audio Reading Download service—another milestone in our ongoing efforts to leverage the latest technology to help patrons access books quickly and conveniently.

The pilot test began in October 2006 for what was then called the NLS Download, which had 1,200 talking-book titles and 10 magazines. The NLS Download was renamed BARD a year later, and in April 2009—after NLS introduced the digital talking-book machine—the full site launched.

“I had the privilege of taking part in the initial pilot test for BARD, when I was working in Iowa,” NLS Director Karen Keninger says. “It was clear from the first day that this was a giant leap ahead for the program. I’m amazed at how far we’ve come since then—and I bet the 58,000 patrons who downloaded more than four million items from BARD in the past year are too. And we’re not done yet!”

BARD wasn’t our first foray into the online delivery of books. Seven years before the BARD pilot began, NLS developed an online service called Web-Braille from which patrons could download books and magazines in ebraille (electronic braille). Web-Braille merged with BARD in 2012.

With the introduction of the BARD Mobile app for iOS devices in 2013, followed two years later by an app for Android devices, we’ve made it easy for patrons to take a book along wherever they go. This past year, as in 2016, the majority of BARD downloads were done with the BARD Mobile app.

NLS also has expanded the variety of books available on BARD, adding 4,000 titles of regional interest—such as The Madison Regatta: Hydroplane Racing in Small-Town Indiana (DBC11014) and Travis (DBC11955), a biography of the Alamo’s commander—produced by our network libraries.

And last winter, NLS made its collection even more convenient and accessible. “Our regional librarians told us that more of their patrons would download books from BARD if there were fewer steps involved,” Consumer Relations Officer Judith Dixon says. “BARD isn’t hard at all with a little practice. But we want to make it as easy as possible for everyone.” The result: BARD Express, a Windows-based app that simplifies transferring talking books and magazines from BARD to a cartridge or USB drive.


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

Seedlings 2018 catalog available

Patrons looking to purchase braille books for children may wish to review the Seedlings Braille Books for Children 2018 catalog, now available. View the catalog online at or call 1-800-777-8552 or email [email protected] to request a print or braille catalog be sent to you by mail. Seedlings also provides three free braille books per year to visually impaired children and young adults under the age of 21, on request. To order free books, visit

NFB 2018 Scholarship Program accepting applications

Legally blind students from high school seniors through graduate school may be eligible to receive a merit-based academic scholarship from the National Federation of the Blind (NFB). The NFB scholarship program accepts applications until March 31, 2018, and awards 30 scholarships, ranging from $3,000 to $12,000. For more information, visit or contact the NFB at [email protected] or (410) 659-9314, ext. 2415.

New audio description app available

Blind moviegoers may find useful Actiview, a free iOS app that provides audio description, amplified audio, and other accessibility features. The app synchs itself to a movie’s audio track and works both in theaters and at home. Currently supported movies include Wonderstruck (based on the Brian Selznick novel, available from NLS as DB74157), Breathe, Coco, The Man Who Invented Christmas, and Dealt. For more information, visit www.activiewapp.comExternal.

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.

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

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Adult Fiction


Flame in the Mist
DB88057 10 hours 21 minutes
by Renée Ahdieh
read by Nancy Wu
The daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has long known her place. Even though she may be an accomplished alchemist—whose cunning rivals that of her twin brother Kenshin—her future is predetermined because she is not a boy. Then en route to her arranged marriage, everything changes. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

DB87429 7 hours 21 minutes
by M.A. Griffin
read by Thomas Judd
Ever since his schoolmate Alice Wilde disappeared down Back Half Moon Street, sixteen-year-old Preston has not slept well. He knows Alice went to investigate the disappearance of other kids in Manchester. Now Preston plans to rescue her himself. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2017.

Fate of Flames: Effigies, Book One
DB87661 12 hours 31 minutes
by Sarah Raughley
read by Laura Giannarelli
When beasts called Phantoms suddenly appear, four female teens each gain extraordinary strength and the unique power to control one of the classical elements: earth, air, fire, and water. These girls, known as the Effigies, are the world’s best hope for survival. Violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

The Mountain Shadow
DB87013 31 hours 55 minutes
by Gregory David Roberts
read by Stephen Van Doren
Two years after the events of Shantaram (DB63923), Australian fugitive Lin, who is working as a passport forger in Bombay, deals with new mafia leadership, the loss of his father figure, and the fact that his love is married to someone else. Violence and strong language. 2015.

Blindness and Physical Disabilities

In the Country of the Blind
DB87210 5 hours 29 minutes
by Edward Hoagland
read by Ray Foushee
After losing his job as a stockbroker and his wife to divorce, Press has retired to his cabin in Vermont to deal with losing his sight. Interacting with his eclectic mix of neighbors provides him distraction and solace as he learns his new world. Some descriptions of sex. 2016.


The Hidden Memory of Objects
DB88016 9 hours 39 minutes
by Danielle Mages Amato
read by Kate Kiley
Megan Brown struggles to accept that her brother Tyler died from a drug overdose. Determined to figure out what happened in the months leading up to his death, Megan focuses on the objects he left behind. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

The Identicals
DB88175 12 hours 54 minutes
by Elin Hilderbrand
read by Erin Bennett
Twins Tabitha and Harper Frost might look identical, but they take pleasure in being completely different, even living on rival Massachusetts islands Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. When their father dies and their mother falls ill, the sisters must put aside their animosity. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Miracle on Monhegan Island
DB86581 10 hours 58 minutes
by Elizabeth Kelly
read by Jason Culp
Ned, a Shih Tzu dog, recounts the summer he was stolen from a car and taken to Monhegan Island in Maine. Spark Monahan, the man who stole Ned, has returned home. Spark’s son Hally begins having visions that Spark’s father, Pastor Ragnar, capitalizes on to revitalize his church. 2016.

DB86741 16 hours 37 minutes
by Tim Murphy
read by Jason Culp
Artists Milly and Jared and their adopted son, Mateo, live in an apartment building called the Christodora in New York City’s East Village. As their lives change over the decades, from the 1980s through the year 2021, so does the neighborhood. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane
DB87914 12 hours 57 minutes
by Lisa See
read by Mary Kane
Li-yan lives in a mountainside village where she and her family pick tea. As she grows up, she begins to rebel—eventually having a daughter out of wedlock. Her daughter, Haley, is adopted and grows up in California, wondering about her birth mother. Some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2017.

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life
DB87849 8 hours 10 minutes
by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
El Paso, Texas. Seventeen-year-old Sal struggles with changes in his life that he cannot control. When tragedies surround him and his close friends Sam and Fito, they help each other heal with love. Strong language and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

The One-in-a-Million Boy
DB87020 12 hours 30 minutes
by Monica Wood
read by Jon Huffman
When his eleven-year-old son dies, Quinn Porter’s ex-wife ropes him into assisting 104-year-old Ona Vitkus to complete the Boy Scout badge their son had been working on. As he gets to know Ona, Quinn also comes to better understand the son he barely spent time with. Some strong language. 2016.


The Hanging Tree
DB87339 10 hours 3 minutes
by Ben Aaronovitch
read by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
When her daughter is implicated in a suspicious death, Lady Tyburn calls in a favor with Peter Grant, policeman and apprentice wizard. He discovers that the dead girl had been practicing magic and that the case has a connection to the Faceless Man he has been chasing. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Bear and the Nightingale
DB87310 11 hours 50 minutes
by Katherine Arden
read by Kathleen Gati
In fourteenth-century Russia, young Vasilisa Petrovna can see and talk to the ancient spirits of the house and the forest. When her stepmother and a new village priest speak out against the old ways, angering the spirits, only Vasilisa can save her people. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

With Blood upon the Sand: The Song of the Shattered Sands, Book 2
DB87884 29 hours 18 minutes
by Bradley P. Beaulieu
read by Theresa Conkin
Blood Maiden Çeda serves the Kings, training to be a warrior while dealing with the truth she has learned about the enslaved asirim. Sequel to Twelve Kings in Sharakhai (DB84277). Violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Etched in Bone
DB87419 16 hours 23 minutes
by Anne Bishop
read by Alexandra Harris
The elders among the Others are still deciding whether to allow any humans to remain in Thaisia, and their decision depends on the Courtyard, where Meg Corbyn and Simon Wolfgard live. A dangerous man arrives, threatening the delicate peace. Sequel to Marked in Flesh (DB83911). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

DB87685 10 hours 40 minutes
by Elly Blake
read by Jennifer English
Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a Fireblood who must use her powers of heat and flame to help two Frostblood rebels overthrow a maniacal Frostblood king. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Three Dark Crowns
DB86706 10 hours 0 minutes
by Kendare Blake
read by Patricia Kilgarriff
Triplets Mirabella, Katharine, and Arsinoe, equal heirs to the crown, possess unique magical abilities, but only one has a chance of becoming the crowned queen. Once they turn sixteen, the sisters must battle each other for the throne. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson
DB88024 16 hours 22 minutes
by Patricia Briggs
read by Emily Ellet
This collection of ten stories (plus two outtakes from published novels) all take place in the world shared by the author’s heroine shapeshifter Mercy Thompson. Includes “Silver,” which tells how Bran and his son, Samuel, became werewolves. Violence and some strong language. 2014.

Silence Fallen
DB87433 11 hours 15 minutes
by Patricia Briggs
read by various narrators
Mercy Thompson Hauptman is taken captive by a powerful Master Vampire from Europe, breaking her pack bond with her husband Adam. Alone, the coyote shapeshifter will need to use all her resources to escape and get home. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Black Mage, Books 1–2
DB87666 16 hours 51 minutes
by Rachel E. Carter
read by Eva Wilhelm
In First Year, fifteen-year-old Ryiah chooses to become a mage and train in Combat, the most desired magical apprenticeship. However, the competition is brutal, and only fifteen mages will be chosen. In Apprentice, Ryiah must survive training with a master she despises. Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

The Black Mage, Books 3–4
DB87808 20 hours 28 minutes
by Rachel E. Carter
read by Eva Wilhelm
In Candidate, Ryiah competes against Prince Darren for the top black mage position. Betrayals and an impending war force Ryiah to choose between her kingdom and her love in Last Stand. Violence and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Breath of Earth
DB86544 11 hours 54 minutes
by Beth Cato
read by Theresa Conkin
In an alternate version of 1906 San Francisco, the United States and Japan are allies. When an attack kills the council of Earth Wardens who protect the city, Ingrid Carmichael escapes with her mentor and must use the geomancer magic she has kept hidden. Some violence. 2016.

The Masked City: An Invisible Library Novel
DB86781 12 hours 39 minutes
by Genevieve Cogman
read by Emily Ellet
Irene is just settling into her job as Librarian-in-Residence in an alternate version of Victorian London, when her apprentice Kai is kidnapped by the Fae. Kai, heir to an important dragon family, is a valuable hostage and has been transported to a version of Venice full of chaotic magic. Some violence. 2016.

Windwitch: A Witchlands Novel
DB87336 14 hours 44 minutes
by Susan Dennard
read by Cassandra Campbell
After an explosion ruins his ship, Prince Merik tries to expose his sister’s treachery. Meanwhile, Aeduan, a Bloodwitch, and Iseult, a Threadwitch, form an unlikely alliance and travel together looking for Safiya. Sequel to Truthwitch (DB83377). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

DB87025 14 hours 29 minutes
by David Gemmell
read by Alec Volz
As an enormous army approaches Dros Delnoch, the last fortress of the Drenai, legendary hero Druss must come out of retirement to turn the unprepared defenders into warriors. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 1984.

Four Roads Cross
DB87810 16 hours 4 minutes
by Max Gladstone
read by Deborah Desmone
The moon goddess, Seril, is back from the dead, throwing the city of Alt Coulumb into crisis. Tara Abernathy, Craftswoman and in-house counsel to the Church of Kos Everburning, tries to fend off a hostile takeover of the church by a determined rival. Violence and strong language. 2016.

Death’s Mistress: Sister of Darkness; The Nicci Chronicles, Book 1
DB87259 20 hours 28 minutes
by Terry Goodkind
read by Pilar Witherspoon
The sorceress Nicci, who was once an enemy of Richard and Kahlan, became one of their staunchest allies. Now she is off on her own adventures, scouting the far reaches of the now stable empire with Richard’s kinsman Nathan as her companion. Violence. 2017.

Assassin’s Fate
DB87943 39 hours 18 minutes
by Robin Hobb
read by various narrators
After his daughter Bee was stolen in Fool’s Quest (DB82245), Fitz believes her to be dead and sets off with the Fool to the remote city of Clerres for revenge against the White Prophets. Bee is in terrible danger, but still alive and also heading for Clerres. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Blood in Her Veins: Nineteen Stories from the World of Jane Yellowrock
DB87885 26 hours 35 minutes
by Faith Hunter
read by Pilar Witherspoon
Nineteen stories, including two new novellas, all connected to the urban fantasy world of vampire hunter and Native American skinwalker Jane Yellowrock. Includes “The Early Years,” in which Jane turns eighteen and sets off to find her path. Violence and some strong language. 2016.

Gilded Cage
DB87055 11 hours 34 minutes
by Vic James
read by Avita Jay
In a world where those with magical abilities hold all power and property, those without magic live as slaves. The Hadley family decides to spend their days serving together on the estate of the Jardines. Soon, however, they are entangled in dangerous plans. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Wrong Dead Guy
DB88164 12 hours 42 minutes
by Richard Kadrey
read by Ryan Dalusung
Coop is a thief with an immunity to magic who now steals for the feds. His latest job—removing a mummy from a Los Angeles museum—seems easy. Unfortunately, the mummy, once a powerful Egyptian sorcerer, has plans of his own. Strong language and some violence. 2017.

The Wall of Storms: Dandelion Dynasty, Book 2
DB86811 30 hours 28 minutes
by Ken Liu
read by Gary Tipton
In this sequel to The Grace of Kings (DB81502), Kuni Garu is emperor in the archipelago kingdom of Dara, which seems to be at peace, but a rift grows between the nobles and the military. Meanwhile, an invading force appears from an unlikely direction. Violence and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

One Blood Ruby
DB87850 8 hours 25 minutes
by Melissa Marr
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Lily, a half-fae monarch, helps the Queen of Blood and Rage broker a peace with the human world, only to be confronted by a mysterious adversary who is orchestrating violent attacks to sabotage the peace process. Sequel to Seven Black Diamonds (DB84890). Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

The Monster in the Hollows: The Wingfeather Saga, Book 3
DB87856 13 hours 8 minutes
by Andrew Peterson
read by Erik Sandvold
The Wingfeather family sails across the Dark Sea of Darkness in search of refuge from a foe who is determined to hunt down the children. However, Janner’s little brother’s transformation into a wolf poses a problem in the new land. Sequel to North! or Be Eaten (DB87001). For senior high and older readers. 2011.

North! or Be Eaten: The Wingfeather Saga, Book 2
DB87001 15 hours 11 minutes
by Andrew Peterson
read by Erik Sandvold
Jealousies and bitterness threaten to tear apart the three Igiby siblings, heirs to a legendary kingdom across the sea. Janner, Tink, and Leeli must work together to battle the monsters of Glipwood Forest, thieves, and more. Sequel to On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness (DB86374). For senior high and older readers. 2016.

A Deafening Silence in Heaven: A Remy Chandler Novel
DB87016 13 hours 29 minutes
by Thomas E. Sniegoski
read by Gregory Maupin
PI Remy Chandler (AKA archangel Remiel) was nearly assassinated in Walking in the Midst of Fire (DB77412). As his soul drifts, he encounters an aspect of God, who sends him to witness what might happen if fallen angels are allowed back in heaven. Violence and strong language. 2015.

Dragon Hunters
DB87304 18 hours 33 minutes
by Marc Turner
read by Oliver Wyman
On Dragon Day, a gate is opened to allow a single sea dragon into the citadel to be hunted by the Storm Lords. In a bid to hold on to power, the leader of the Storm Lords plans to release dozens of dragons, in hopes they would kill her rivals. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Heart of What Was Lost
DB87333 9 hours 38 minutes
by Tad Williams
read by Andrew Wincott
Novel begins six months after the events of To Green Angel Tower (DB40339), in which the Storm King has been defeated, and now his Norn allies are fleeing. Isgrimnur leads an army, determined to pursue the Norn and destroy their queen. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.


The Mistress of Spices
DB87874 10 hours 29 minutes
by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
read by Theresa Conkin
Tilo, owner of a spice shop in Oakland, California, is more than the old woman she appears. She has been trained in the magical art of spices, but is forbidden from getting involved in the lives of her customers. But Tilo has a rebellious heart. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1997.

The Little French Bistro
DB88177 9 hours 32 minutes
by Nina George
read by Emma Bering
A German woman, Marianne, travels to Paris intent on committing suicide. A bystander saves her, and Marianne decides to stay in France, moving to a small seaside village where she takes a job as a cook and slowly opens herself up to life again. Originally published in German in 2010. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Rich People Problems
DB88061 16 hours 4 minutes
by Kevin Kwan
read by Lydia Look
As Nicholas Young’s paternal grandmother, Su Yi, lies dying, he joins his extended family at her bedside. But not everyone is there to mourn, as Su Yi is matriarch of one of the richest families in the world. Toxic relationships and intrigues abound. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Two from the Heart
DB87765 5 hours 35 minutes
by James Patterson and others
read by various narrators
Two romantic short stories about the power of narrative. In “Tell Me Your Best Story,” a woman searches for inspiration in other people’s tales. A successful businessman hires a novelist to enhance his biography in “The Lifesaver.” Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Another Roadside Attraction
DB87800 13 hours 24 minutes
by Tom Robbins
read by Paige O’Malley
Young Amanda continually searches for meaning in her world, bringing along with her a young son, a bear, and a collection of intriguing individuals. Her adventures include reopening a flea circus and a trip to the Vatican. Side roads appear, offering further revelations. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1971.

Thomas Murphy
DB87005 5 hours 51 minutes
by Roger Rosenblatt
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Thomas Murphy, an aging Irishman now living on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, is a poet who teaches writing to the homeless. Although his daughter fears that he is losing his memory, Murphy continues to visit his usual haunts, finding an unexpected new connection with a blind woman named Sarah. Some strong language. 2016.

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley
DB88019 14 hours 14 minutes
by Hannah Tinti
read by Celeste Lawson
As the daughter of criminal Samuel Hawley, Loo doesn’t have a lot of stability in her life until she is twelve years old. She and her father Samuel settle in her dead mother’s hometown. While Loo tries to adjust, flashbacks tell the tale of each of Samuel’s twelve bullet wounds. Strong language and some violence. 2017.

Still Here
DB87848 11 hours 21 minutes
by Lara Vapnyar
read by Gabriella Cavallero
The lives of four Russians who were friends in Moscow remain intertwined after they all move to New York City. One of them has developed an app called “Virtual Grave” that allows the preservation of someone’s online presence after their death. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

No One Is Coming to Save Us
DB87902 14 hours 14 minutes
by Stephanie Powell Watts
read by Carol Jacobanis
JJ Ferguson grew up poor in Pinewood, North Carolina, but he has returned with a fortune in hand. He begins to build an ostentatious mansion to woo his high school sweetheart, Ava—who is now married and desperate for a child. JJ’s return upends the whole town. Some strong language. 2017.

Back on Top
DB87015 8 hours 3 minutes
by Angela Winters
read by Teresa Willis
The lives of three women intersect in the political power sphere of Washington, D.C. Sherise’s ambition and work at the White House threaten her marriage. Billie’s ex-husband attempts to reenter her life. Erica’s star is rising, but secrets loom. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

DB86710 8 hours 51 minutes
by Zane
read by Catherine Byers
Hiding behind her fame as pop star Wicket, Caprice Tatum never got over the trauma of her past. She decides that her only way forward is to get revenge on her former tormentors, risking not only herself but those whom she trusts. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.


The Clairvoyants
DB87815 11 hours 51 minutes
by Karen Brown
read by Carol Dines
Martha Mary has studiously ignored her ability to see ghosts for years. She leaves home for college, finding unexpected romance with William, a professor. When a young girl goes missing on campus, only Mary knows the truth of what happened. Descriptions of sex, some strong language, and some violence. 2017.

Historical Fiction

The Magdalen Girls
DB87873 10 hours 27 minutes
by V.S. Alexander
read by Teresa Willis
Dublin, 1962. Teagan and Nora have been sent by their families to the Sisters of the Holy Redemption—a Magdalen Laundry. There, they endure the hard work and the twisted punishments of the Mother Superior. With longtime resident Lea, they plot escape. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

The Man Who Never Stopped Sleeping
DB87820 7 hours 41 minutes
by Aharon Appelfeld
read by Barry Bernson
Only sixteen years old, Erwin survived the concentration camps of Germany, but sleeps nearly the entirety of the trek to the refugee camps. He is resettled in Israel and must learn a new language and life, even as he yearns for the old one. Translated from the original 2010 Hebrew edition. 2017.

Days without End
DB87906 8 hours 25 minutes
by Sebastian Barry
read by James Konicek
1850s. Thomas McNulty arrives in America from famine-starved Ireland and makes friends with John Cole. They team up to survive the harsh times on the Missouri frontier. Eventually, they both join the Army and see war. Their connection to each other helps them endure. Violence and some strong language. 2016.

The Romanov Prophecy
DB87057 11 hours 40 minutes
by Steve Berry
read by Paul Michael
Russia is choosing a new tsar from the distant relatives of Nicholas II. Attorney Miles Lord—who is to perform a candidate’s background check—is nearly killed by gunmen and then steered toward the writings of Rasputin to learn what really happened to the family of Russia’s last tsar in 1918. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2004.

The Stolen Child
DB87640 12 hours 30 minutes
by Lisa Carey
read by Gabriella Cavallero
In 1959, Brigid, an American with a talent for healing, travels to St. Brigid’s, a small island off the Irish coast. The islanders are suspicious of the stranger, especially when they learn she is seeking a holy well said to grant miracles. Some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Fates and Traitors: A Novel of John Wilkes Booth
DB87756 16 hours 2 minutes
by Jennifer Chiaverini
read by Christina Moore
The lives of four women intertwine as they all also connect with that of John Wilkes Booth. His mother, Mary Ann, loves him. His sister, Asia, protects him. His sweetheart, Lucy Hale, believes in their love. Mary Surratt assists him in his treasonous activities. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Tea Rose
DB88052 28 hours 34 minutes
by Jennifer Donnelly
read by Jill Tanner
East London, 1888. Fiona works in a tea factory and dreams of owning a shop with her love, Joe, a costermonger’s son. However, after Joe is seduced away from her, and her father murdered, Fiona escapes to New York with her younger brother and crafts a new life for herself. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2002.

America’s First Daughter
DB88020 21 hours 53 minutes
by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie
read by Pilar Witherspoon
Patsy Jefferson, eldest daughter of Thomas, grows up during the tumult of the American Revolution. When her mother dies, she joins her father in France. There she is courted by an abolitionist and is torn between love, principles, and the bonds of family. Some violence. 2016.

The Dressmaker’s Dowry
DB87097 9 hours 31 minutes
by Meredith Jaeger
read by Kate Kiley
In the present day, Sarah Havensworth is researching historical headlines for her master’s thesis. She discovers a story of two dressmakers believed to have been murdered. In 1876, Hanna Schaeffer searches for her missing friend Margaret O’Brien and crosses paths with Lucas Havensworth. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

The Afterlife of Stars
DB87277 6 hours 51 minutes
by Joseph Kertes
read by Tristan Morris
Brothers Robert and Attila Beck and their family flee the Russian occupation of Budapest in 1956. As they head for Paris, Robert and Attila untangle lessons about life as well as secrets about their family’s Jewish past, which involves Raoul Wallenberg. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

I Will Send Rain
DB87112 8 hours 26 minutes
by Rae Meadows
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Oklahoma, 1930s. Annie Bell rejoices when a dark cloud gathers on the horizon, but instead of much-needed rain, it’s a dust storm—the first of many. As the storms continue and her family’s safety and well-being are imperiled, Annie faces a difficult decision that may affect them all. 2016.

Minds of Winter
DB87844 15 hours 5 minutes
by Ed O’Loughlin
read by David Hartley-Margolin
In twenty-first-century London, a Royal Navy chronometer sent on to the fatal 1845 Franklin expedition appears—even though all 129 men on the expedition were thought to have died and nothing from it was retrieved. Fay Morgan’s search for her long-missing grandfather ties in to the mystery of Franklin’s lost crew. The solution unfolds across time. 2016.

The Horseman
DB87868 6 hours 41 minutes
by Tim Pears
read by Jack Fox
1911. A second son, twelve-year-old Leo Sercombe assists his father in their landlord’s stables after failing as a student. He becomes acquainted with Miss Charlotte, Lord Prideaux’s daughter. As he tries to prove himself, his natural curiosity may lead him into trouble. 2017.

The Egyptologist
DB87929 16 hours 17 minutes
by Arthur Phillips
read by various narrators
1922. To cement his career, Oxford-educated Egyptologist Ralph Trilipush uses his American fiancée’s money to excavate the sands of Egypt’s desert in pursuit of a theory based on bits of erotic hieroglyphs. Meanwhile, Australian detective Harold Ferrell is on the hunt for a murderer and enters Trilipush’s orbit. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2004.

The Stars Are Fire
DB87775 8 hours 44 minutes
by Anita Shreve
read by Suzanne Elise Freeman
Maine, 1947. Pregnant Grace Holland must protect her two toddlers as her husband Gene volunteers to fight the fires consuming the surrounding landscape. Their town must escape into the ocean to survive. Facing an uncertain future, Grace explores the freedoms now available to her after the fire. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Award
DB86699 9 hours 23 minutes
by Danielle Steel
read by Lisa DeCaro
Gaëlle de Barbet Pasquier has been named a recipient of the Legion of Honor medal, which causes her to remember her experiences in France during and after World War II. Only sixteen when the Germans invaded France, she lost many people, including her father, who worked for the Resistance. Some strong language. 2016.


A Lowcountry Christmas
DB87018 7 hours 35 minutes
by Mary Alice Monroe
read by Jennifer Hubbard
It is looking like a bleak Christmas for ten-year-old Miller McClellan. His family is facing financial difficulty, so they cannot give him the dog he longs for. But then his older brother returns home from war with PTSD and a service dog named Thor. 2016.

Human Relationships

Selection Day
DB87116 8 hours 54 minutes
by Aravind Adiga
read by Gregory Maupin
Two young brothers from the slums of Mumbai, Manju and Radha, both have a talent for cricket. They must deal with the high expectations of their controlling father, who is obsessed with the sport and believes cricket is the family’s ticket to social advancement. Some strong language. 2016.

My Last Lament
DB88181 12 hours 38 minutes
by James William Brown
read by Tandy Cronyn
Aliki, the last of Greece’s professional lamenters, has left a tape recording of her experiences as a teen during World War II. Orphaned and on the run from Nazis, Aliki is joined by two boys, Takis and Stelios. As they flee, Stelios uses his puppetry skills to earn money. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Same Beach, Next Year
DB88086 13 hours 9 minutes
by Dorothea Benton Frank
read by Carol Jacobanis
High school sweethearts Adam and Eve unexpectedly meet on one of Charleston’s barrier islands while vacationing with their spouses. Despite lingering jealousies, all four unexpectedly become friends and meet every year on the island, sharing the ups and downs of their lives. Some strong language. 2017.

Swimming Lessons
DB87875 10 hours 3 minutes
by Claire Fuller
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Widower Gil finds notes from his dead wife tucked into books all the time, but he is shocked when he thinks he sees her on the street. He injures himself chasing her. His two adult children return home to care for him. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Phantom Limbs
DB87857 7 hours 38 minutes
by Paula Garner
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Sixteen-year-old Otis is reunited with his best friend, Meg, after three years of silence, but he is confused by her reappearance. Otis thought he had moved on, but the demons from their shared past need to be dealt with. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

DB86702 6 hours 0 minutes
by S.J. Goslee
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Junior year was going to be the best year ever for slacker Mike, but then he loses his girlfriend, gets roped into school activities, and becomes totally confused about his sexual orientation after sharing a drunken kiss with a guy. Strong language and descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

The Sunshine Sisters
DB88188 12 hours 0 minutes
by Jane Green
read by Jane Green
Three daughters of neglectful, narcissistic actress Ronni Sunshine try to build lives beyond their mother’s shadow. When Ronni is diagnosed with ALS, the sisters return home to see if they can repair their relationships. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Rabbit Cake
DB87913 7 hours 19 minutes
by Annie Hartnett
read by Mary Kane
At the age of ten, a little girl named Elvis loses her mother when she drowns while sleepwalking. Told by a therapist that the typical mourning period to get over such a loss is eighteen months, Elvis decides to chart her grieving progress. Some strong language. 2017.

DB87897 6 hours 20 minutes
by Cara Hoffman
read by Laura Giannarelli
American Bridey Sullivan is living in Athens, Greece, in the 1980s, working as a runner to steer tourists to local hotels. She meets a pair of gay fellow runners from England, sharing friendship and sex until events drive them apart. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Mirror in the Sky
DB87881 8 hours 39 minutes
by Aditi Khorana
read by Erin Jones
Tara, a junior at Brierly prep school, feels her world dramatically change when a mirror planet to Earth is discovered and she, in this new era of scientific history, reconsiders herself and other possible selves. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

The Year We Fell Apart
DB87825 7 hours 49 minutes
by Emily Martin
read by Abigail Maupin
After a year of bad choices, Harper’s biggest regret is how she destroyed her relationship with her best friend, Declan. He is home from boarding school for the summer, and Harper has just three months to fix everything. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Piano Tide
DB87824 11 hours 43 minutes
by Kathleen Dean Moore
read by Jill Fox
Nora escapes her previous life by moving to a small village in Alaska, bringing only her upright piano with her. She clashes with Axel, who has made his money by selling the area’s natural resources. The townspeople reassess their relationships. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

The Heirs
DB88060 10 hours 26 minutes
by Susan Rieger
read by Kimberly Farr
Six months after his death, an unknown woman sues the estate of Rupert Falkes, claiming she had two sons by him. This is news to his widow and five adult sons, throwing the family into turmoil in unexpected ways. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Awkward Age
DB88055 11 hours 11 minutes
by Francesca Segal
read by Jayne Entwistle
The romance between widow Julia and new boyfriend James would be going swimmingly if it were not for their teenage children. Julia’s daughter, Gwen, has decided she hates James’s son, Nathan, until that dislike flips to attraction. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

DB86513 5 hours 55 minutes
by Jade Sharma
read by Nora Achrati
Maya works at a New York bookstore and balances her husband, an affair with a professor, an eating disorder, and a growing addiction to heroin. After her husband leaves her, Maya’s drug habit spins out of control. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

The Hope Chest
DB87764 8 hours 55 minutes
by Viola Shipman
read by Andi Arndt
Mattie is dying from ALS and visiting the family beach house one last time. Single mother Rose, her caregiver, has stumbled upon Mattie’s old hope chest in the attic of the house. As they look at the chest’s contents, Mattie thinks back on memories of happier times. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Garden of Small Beginnings
DB87769 9 hours 53 minutes
by Abbi Waxman
read by Emily Rankin
Still devastated by the death of her husband three years before, Lillian tries to focus on her young daughters. As part of a job illustrating an encyclopedia of vegetables, she takes a gardening class, which helps her to heal. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Goodbye Days
DB87420 10 hours 40 minutes
by Jeff Zentner
read by Michael Crouch
Carver Briggs never thought a simple text would cause a fatal crash, killing his three best friends. But now Carver can’t stop blaming himself, and a powerful judge is pressuring the district attorney to open up a criminal investigation. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Legal Themes

Night Vision
DB87860 10 hours 27 minutes
by Paul Levine
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Ex-linebacker-turned-attorney Jake Lassiter is appointed as a special prosecutor in the puzzling murder of television reporter Michelle Diamond. He is unofficially assisted by retired coroner Charlie Riggs and serial-killer expert Pamela Metcalf. Then, another woman dies. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 1991.

Mystery and Detective

Pushing Up Daisies: An Agatha Raisin Mystery
DB87126 5 hours 57 minutes
by M.C. Beaton
read by Gabriella Cavallero
PI Agatha Raisin and her friend Sir Charles Fraith try to talk land developer Lord Bellington out of turning the village’s community garden allotments into a housing project. He refuses but is then murdered. As Agatha sifts through the suspects, another murder occurs. Some strong language. 2016.

The Lost Woman
DB87297 7 hours 40 minutes
by Sara Blaedel
read by Christine Lakin
Shot by a hunting rifle through her kitchen window, Sofie Parker is dead before she hits the ground. Though murdered in England, Sofie is actually a Danish citizen who’s been on the missing persons list for almost two decades. Louise Rick is assigned the case. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

I’ll Eat When I’m Dead
DB88075 10 hours 51 minutes
by Barbara Bourland
read by Eileen Stevens
When stylish Hillary Whitney dies alone in a locked, windowless conference room at the offices of RAGE Fashion Book, her death is initially chalked up to the unrelenting pressure to be thin. But Hillary’s best friend and fellow editor, Catherine Ono, knows her friend’s dieting wasn’t a capital P problem. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Edge of Dreams
DB86379 11 hours 52 minutes
by Rhys Bowen
read by Terry Donnelly
New York City, 1905. Molly and her child are in a frightening train crash that coincides with one of the taunting notes her husband, a police captain, had received from a serial killer. Is Molly the killer’s next target? Her strange dreams may provide clues to the case. 2015.

In a Gilded Cage: A Molly Murphy Mystery
DB86112 8 hours 42 minutes
by Rhys Bowen
read by Laura Giannarelli
New York City, 1918. Suffragette Emily Boswell hires Irish immigrant Molly Murphy to uncover the truth about the deaths of Emily’s missionary parents and the loss of her inheritance. Molly simultaneously tracks wealthy Fanny Poindexter’s errant husband. When Fanny dies suddenly, allegedly from the flu, Molly suspects foul play. 2009.

The Blood between Us
DB86225 8 hours 4 minutes
by Zac Brewer
read by Erik Sandvold
Always competing against each other, siblings Adrien and Grace drift apart after the sudden deaths of their parents, who were scientists. Now reunited at a boarding school, Adrien starts to suspect that Grace knows more about their parents’ deaths than she let on. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Perfect Scoundrels: A Heist Society Novel
DB87823 7 hours 39 minutes
by Ally Carter
read by Theresa Conkin
When teen thief Kat’s on-again, off-again boyfriend, Hale, suddenly inherits his family’s billion-dollar company, Kat gets a tip-off that his grandmother’s will is a fake. If Kat tells him, she may end up losing him. Sequel to Uncommon Criminals (DB73392). For senior high and older readers. 2013.

All Dressed in White: An Under Suspicion Novel
DB86543 7 hours 30 minutes
by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke
read by Suzanne Duvall
After the events of The Cinderella Murder (DB80205), producer Laurie Moran agrees to investigate the five-year-old disappearance of bride Amanda Pierce for the television show Under Suspicion. Laurie’s team sets about recreating the wedding party, which may include someone who secretly knows whether Amanda was—or was not—a runaway bride. 2015.

Blue Lightning
DB87832 10 hours 34 minutes
by Ann Cleeves
read by Gordon Griffin
A woman’s body is discovered at the renowned Fair Isle’s bird observatory, with feathers threaded through her hair. Shetland Detective Jimmy Perez—with only his fiancée to help him—soon realizes that this is a murder of cold and calculated intention. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2010.

Red Bones
DB87831 11 hours 24 minutes
by Ann Cleeves
read by Gordon Griffin
Shortly after a young archaeologist discovers human bones on Shetland Island, the grandmother of Inspector Jimmy Perez’s colleague is killed. Before Perez can solve the case, another woman dies. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2009.

The Graveyard of the Hesperides
DB87119 10 hours 27 minutes
by Lindsey Davis
read by Mare Trevathan
First-century Rome. Although she should be planning her wedding to Tiberius Manlius Faustus, informer Flavia Albia is more interested in the human bones found during a remodel of a bar called Hesperides, which Faustus is overseeing. When more skeletons are found, it’s obvious this was more than a rumored barmaid murder. 2016.

Fortune Hunter: A Miss Fortune Mystery
DB87050 7 hours 23 minutes
by Jana DeLeon
read by Cassandra Campbell
Someone with a fake online identity is romancing the lonely women of Sinful and scamming them out of money. When one of the women is murdered, ex-CIA assasin Fortune Redding realizes the victim must have figured out the scammer’s identity. Fortunately, Fortune’s Swamp Team 3 is on the job. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Helena Diaries: Trouble in Mudbug
DB87301 2 hours 7 minutes
by Jana DeLeon
read by Johanna Parker
A companion novella following Trouble in Mudbug (DB86929). Novella is the diary of the ghost Helena Henry and reveals her thoughts during the events in Trouble in Mudbug. Contains spoilers for the novel and should be read following it. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Hurricane Force: A Miss Fortune Mystery
DB87049 7 hours 42 minutes
by Jana DeLeon
read by Cassandra Campbell
A hurricane blows through Sinful, Louisiana, bringing a shower of counterfeit money. When the money is linked back to Ahmad, the arms dealer who issued the kill order on CIA assassin Fortune Redding, everyone is worried that her nemesis may be far too close for comfort. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Mischief in Mudbug
DB87300 8 hours 38 minutes
by Jana DeLeon
read by Johanna Parker
Diagnosed with cancer, Sabine LaVeche needs to locate a blood relative—to save her life. The late Helena Henry shows up offering to help, and Sabine knows she’s really in trouble when it’s the best idea she’s heard in a while. Then PI Beau Villeneuve takes on Sabine’s case. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2009.

Missing in Mudbug
DB87305 6 hours 24 minutes
by Jana DeLeon
read by Johanna Parker
When FBI agent Raissa Bordeaux is kidnapped, Sheriff Colt Bertrand knows the FBI won’t let him participate in their investigation but is certain he is more qualified to locate someone missing in the swamps surrounding Mudbug. Colt and game warden Jadyn St. James defy FBI orders and search. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Resurrection in Mudbug
DB87306 7 hours 5 minutes
by Jana DeLeon
read by Johanna Parker
Jadyn St. James is excited to start working as game warden in Mudbug, Louisiana, but she never thought her life would immediately be in danger. Helena Henry was hell on wheels—both alive and dead—and a year in heaven hasn’t improved her. Now she’s back and has brought trouble with her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Soldiers of Fortune: A Miss Fortune Mystery
DB87048 7 hours 17 minutes
by Jana DeLeon
read by Cassandra Campbell
An explosion rocks Sinful during the Fourth of July celebration, and it’s not from the fireworks. Most people assume it was a moonshine still, but when evidence points to a meth lab, ex-CIA assasin Fortune Redding realizes how dire the situation is for the tiny town. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Swamp Team Three: A Miss Fortune Mystery
DB87046 8 hours 1 minute
by Jana DeLeon
read by Cassandra Campbell
During undercover CIA agent Fortune Redding’s third week in Sinful, Louisiana, someone sets her friend Ally’s house on fire. Deputy Carter LeBlanc warns her to stay out of his investigation, but Fortune calls on her partners in crime-fighting, Ida Belle and Gertie, to help. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Case of the Murdered Muckraker: A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery
DB86881 6 hours 53 minutes
by Carola Dunn
read by Eva Wilhelm
In 1923, while honeymooning in America with Scotland Yard Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher, Daisy Dalrymple travels to New York to meet with her magazine editor. As they leave for lunch, they see a man fall down an elevator shaft following the sound of a shot. Daisy begins sleuthing. 2002.

Blind Spot
DB87207 8 hours 43 minutes
by Laura Ellen
read by Abigail Maupin
When a classmate is found dead, Roz Hart tries to piece together the events of that horrible night and remember what she saw, to clear her name—despite the eye disease that robs her of most of her vision. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2012.

Dangerous Minds: A Knight and Moon Novel
DB88157 6 hours 46 minutes
by Janet Evanovich
read by Lorelei King
Buddhist monk Wayan Bagus has lost his island of solitude and wants to get it back. The island, about two hundred miles northeast of Samoa, had a mountain, beaches, a rainforest, and a volcano. And now it’s vanished without a trace. Emerson Knight, his cousin Vernon, and reluctant Riley Moon investigate. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The X-Files Origins: Agent of Chaos
DB87224 7 hours 6 minutes
by Kami Garcia
read by Will Damron
1979. After seventeen-year-old Fox Mulder’s little sister disappears, he is moved to a new high school to start over. But when a local boy turns up dead and another child is abducted, Mulder can’t stop himself from getting involved. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

The Door That Led to Where
DB87133 5 hours 56 minutes
by Sally Gardner
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Sixteen-year-old AJ Flynn finds a mysterious key at his new job with a London law firm. He and his scrappy friends begin a series of journeys to 1830, and they discover a crime only they can solve. Some strong language. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2015.

Where the Dead Lie: A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery
DB88031 9 hours 28 minutes
by C.S. Harris
read by Peter Holdway
Sebastian and Hero have returned to London after the events of When Falcons Fall (DB84833). Sebastian is summoned by physician friend Paul Gibson to investigate the death of a fifteen-year-old boy. The investigation leads to the admirers of the Marquis de Sade. Violence and explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Walking on My Grave
DB88153 8 hours 32 minutes
by Carolyn Hart
read by Kate Reading
Annie Darling’s friend and fellow shop owner Ves Roundtree is a very wealthy woman. Upon her death, her rich brother’s fortune is to be divided between several cash-strapped islanders in line to collect life-changing inheritances. Then, she suffers a bad fall that was no accident. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

New Yorked
DB88017 8 hours 41 minutes
by Rob Hart
read by Bill Delaney
Ash McKenna—unofficially a PI in New York City—wakes up to a terrible hangover and a scared voicemail from Chell, the woman he loves, asking him to come help because someone is following her. A second voicemail informs him that he’s too late—Chell has been murdered. Strong language and some violence. 2015.

Girl in the Blue Coat
DB87773 9 hours 44 minutes
by Monica Hesse
read by various narrators
In 1943 Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, Hanneke—a procurer of black market goods—is tasked with finding a Jewish girl who has seemingly vanished into thin air. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Edgar Award. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Song of the Lion
DB87862 9 hours 45 minutes
by Anne Hillerman
read by John Haag
While Navajo officer Bernie Manuelito is attending an alumni game at Shiprock High School, a car explodes in the parking lot. The owner may have been targeted because of his role as mediator for a Grand Canyon resort negotiation. Bernie investigates with Chee and Leaphorn. Some strong language. 2017.

Downfall: A Brady Novel of Suspense
DB88022 12 hours 22 minutes
by J.A. Jance
read by Carol Jacobanis
Reeling from the tragic deaths of her mother and stepfather, pregnant Cochise County sheriff Joanna Brady must focus on a confusing case. Two women took fatal falls from a limestone peak east of Bisbee, and it’s difficult to tell if it was a murder or a murder-suicide. Some violence and some strong language. 2016.

The Dime
DB87295 10 hours 33 minutes
by Kathleen Kent
read by Cynthia Farrell
Betty Rhyzyk is from a family of Brooklyn police detectives, but her Big Apple wisdom won’t save her when she relocates to Dallas. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Manitou Canyon
DB88178 11 hours 37 minutes
by William Kent Krueger
read by David Chandler
Cork O’Connor vanishes just days before his daughter’s wedding, while searching for a man camping in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness who went missing. Although the weather looked threatening, O’Connor returned to that vast wilderness at the request of the man’s family after the official search ended. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The X-Files Origins: Devil’s Advocate
DB87033 10 hours 13 minutes
by Jonathan Maberry
read by Emma Galvin
1979. Fifteen-year-old Dana Scully’s dreams are vivid and disturbing—haunted by a shadowy figure. When a classmate who recently died in a car accident appears in Dana’s dreams, she begins to investigate, uncovering more suspicious deaths. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Precious and Grace
DB87939 9 hours 53 minutes
by Alexander McCall Smith
read by Lisette Lecat
A Canadian woman approaches Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective, with a complex case: the young woman spent part of her childhood in Botswana and needs help finding a long-lost acquaintance. But much time has passed, and her memory yields few clues. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Tony Hill and Carol Jordan, Books 5–6
DB87505 25 hours 52 minutes
by Val McDermid
read by Mare Trevathan
Two novels featuring profiler Tony Hill and DCI Carol Jordan. Includes Beneath the Bleeding and Fever of the Bone, in which the police investigate the link between murdered teens lured through a social media site. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2009.

Angels Burning
DB87109 9 hours 25 minutes
by Tawni O’Dell
read by Erin Jones
Fifty-year-old Dove Carnahan has been police chief of Buchanan, Pennsylvania, for a decade when she is rocked by the discovery of the charred remains of a teenage girl. While investigating the victim’s troubled family, Dove must also deal with her own history. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

Rachel Goddard, Books 1–3
DB87639 28 hours 23 minutes
by Sandra Parshall
read by Kristin Allison
First three books, written between 2006 and 2010, in the series featuring veterinarian Rachel Goddard. In The Heat of the Moon, long-buried and troubling memories from Rachel’s childhood begin to emerge. Also includes Disturbing the Dead and Broken Places. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Agatha Award. 2010.

Detective Cross
DB88073 2 hours 49 minutes
by James Patterson
read by Ty Jones
An anonymous caller has promised to set off deadly bombs in Washington, D.C. Is it a cruel hoax or the real deal? By the time Alex Cross and his wife, Bree Stone, uncover the chilling truth, it may already be too late. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

A Guilty Thing Surprised: An Inspector Wexford Mystery
DB86562 5 hours 44 minutes
by Ruth Rendell
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Detective Chief Inspector Wexford and Inspector Burden investigate the murder of Elizabeth Nightingale, whose broken body was found in the woods surrounding her manor. After a night of bridge with her husband, her brother, and his wife, she was attacked on her nightly walk. But what was the motive? 1970.

Inspector Wexford, Books 23–24
DB86356 17 hours 9 minutes
by Ruth Rendell
read by Stephen Van Doren
Two Wexford investigations, written between 2011 and 2013. In The Vault, Wexford has retired as Sussex chief inspector, but is recruited to help solve the case of four corpses found in an underground chamber with jewelry. In No Man’s Nightingale, Wexford’s cleaning woman finds the body of vicar Sarah Hussain. 2013.

In the Dark Places: An Inspector Banks Novel
DB86742 12 hours 38 minutes
by Peter Robinson
read by George Holmes
North Yorkshire’s Inspector Banks returns from vacation to find his team working two cases. An expensive tractor has gone missing, as well as a young person of interest. And blood and brain matter—which may be human—have been found in an abandoned hangar. Some violence and some strong language. 2015.

Cats in Trouble, Books 1–3
DB87515 29 hours 3 minutes
by Leann Sweeney
read by Catherine Byers
The first three mysteries, written between 2009 and 2011, in a series featuring widowed quilter Jillian Hart and her three beloved felines. Includes The Cat, the Quilt and the Corpse; The Cat, the Professor and the Poison; and The Cat, the Lady and the Liar. 2011.

A Study in Scarlet Women
DB87102 10 hours 50 minutes
by Sherry Thomas
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Charlotte Holmes knew early on she didn’t want to marry, but her father backed out of his promise to pay for her education. Taken in by retired actress Mrs. Watson, Charlotte now solves police and private cases by pretending to have an ill brother named Sherlock. 2016.

Snow Blind
DB86701 7 hours 8 minutes
by P.J. Tracy
read by David Hartley-Margolin
A child at a snowman contest notices that one of the entries is human—and dead. The victim is a cop, as is the second snowman corpse. When the same thing happens in a neighboring town, detectives Magozzi and Rolseth join with the Monkeewrench firm to investigate. Violence and strong language. 2006.

Who Watcheth
DB86947 9 hours 45 minutes
by Helene Tursten
read by Terry Donnelly
The body of a middle-aged woman wrapped in plastic is found by a dog walker. As DI Irene Huss investigates, another body is found. Both women recently received photographs of themselves taken through their windows. Originally published in Swedish in 2010. Some violence and some strong language. 2016.

Fall from Grace
DB86367 14 hours 20 minutes
by Tim Weaver
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Missing-persons investigator David Raker has had prickly encounters with London police detective Melanie Craw in the past, but now she is hiring him. Her father—a high-ranking detective who recently retired—went outside to get wood for the fire and never came back. Violence and strong language. 2016.

In This Grave Hour
DB87819 10 hours 45 minutes
by Jacqueline Winspear
read by Jill Fox
1939. Britain has just declared war on Germany, and psychologist and investigator Maisie Dobbs has an urgent assignment: find who killed a man who fled Belgium as a child. As yet another former Belgian refugee is found murdered, a mysterious, silent little girl evacuated from London enters Maisie’s household. Bestseller. 2017.

Who Killed Christopher Goodman? Based on a True Crime
DB87876 5 hours 36 minutes
by Allan Wolf
read by Andy Pyle
Four friends who were last seen with fellow student Christopher Goodman question what happened on the summer night leading up to the discovery of his body a few miles outside town. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Dirty Work
DB88166 8 hours 44 minutes
by Stuart Woods
read by Tony Roberts
New York attorney Stone Barrington hires a friend to take pictures of a wealthy husband’s affair—but the photographer falls through a skylight onto the husband’s corpse. When the autopsy shows the victim was poisoned, the search is on for his mistress—who may be a professional assassin. Joining Barrington is British agent Felicity Carpenter. Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2003.

Six Four
DB87888 21 hours 17 minutes
by Hideo Yokoyama
read by Jason Culp
When his own daughter goes missing, Japanese police press-director Mikami, who was involved in the original investigation, revisits the never-solved murder of a seven-year-old girl fourteen years earlier. Originally published in Japanese in 2012. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2016.

The Lost Girls
DB87213 13 hours 8 minutes
by Heather Young
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Justine has just realized how controlling her boyfriend is when she inherits her great aunt Lucy’s Minnesota lake house. Justine flees to the house with her two daughters, where Lucy’s journals reveal a 1935 family tragedy. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

Heart of Stone: An Ellie Stone Mystery
DB87240 10 hours 39 minutes
by James W. Ziskin
read by Cecelia Riddett
While vacationing at an Adirondack lake during the summer of 1961 with her relatives, reporter Ellie Stone is pulled into an investigation. A man and a teen boy fatally dove off a cliff, leaving clothing in Ellie’s uncle’s nearby car. Meanwhile, Ellie renews friendships with childhood friends. 2016.

Occult and Horror

Universal Harvester
DB87298 5 hours 49 minutes
by John Darnielle
read by John Darnielle
In the late 1990s, Jeremy works at the video store in a small town in Iowa. When customers begin to complain that the tapes they rent have creepy footage spliced in, Jeremy searches for the source. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Dead Souls
DB87104 11 hours 58 minutes
by J. Lincoln Fenn
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Drinking in a bar, marketing executive Fiona Dunn is approached by a stranger named Scratch. He offers to grant her a wish in exchange for her soul. She agrees, thinking it a weird joke or pickup line, but she soon discovers that the deal is real. Strong language and some violence. 2016.

The Rains
DB87132 8 hours 32 minutes
by Gregg Hurwitz
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
After pieces of an asteroid enter Earth’s atmosphere, something horrible happens to the adults in Creek’s Cause. Fifteen-year-old Chance Rain and his older brother, Patrick, suddenly find themselves fending off multiple attacks and helping others survive their new nightmare. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

DB86527 8 hours 22 minutes
by Brian Keene
read by Anne Hancock
When a portion of the Indian Ocean floor collapses, free diver Carrie Anderson and her partner are called in to investigate. Not only will she face corrupt officials on land, but the horrors she encounters deep in the ocean could spell extinction for humankind. Violence and some strong language. 2016.

Camp So-and-So
DB87877 10 hours 41 minutes
by Mary McCoy
read by Abigail Maupin
Twenty-five girls are invited to spend the summer at mysterious Camp So-and-So, where they work with their cabin-mates to compete in the All-Camp Sport and Follies. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Fever Dream
DB87311 3 hours 15 minutes
by Samanta Schweblin
read by Hillary Huber
Amanda, who is terminally ill, is visited in the hospital by a young boy named David. He asks how she came to be there. She recounts how she and her daughter met Carla, David’s mother. They also discuss Carla’s desperate efforts to save David after he was poisoned. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Political Themes

Waking Lions
DB87279 12 hours 24 minutes
by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
read by Paul Boehmer
Dr. Eitan Green’s perfect life is shattered when he commits a hit-and-run homicide one night. Then, when the victim’s wife confronts him, her price for silence will thrust Eitan into a world of secrets and lies. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Psychological Themes

Human Acts
DB87312 6 hours 45 minutes
by Han Kang
read by various narrators
While searching for his friend during an uprising, fifteen-year-old Dong-ho is killed. The story of the uprising, Dong-ho, and life after his death unfurls through multiple characters. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Dark Corners
DB86756 7 hours 57 minutes
by Ruth Rendell
read by Laura Giannarelli
When twenty-three-year-old novelist Carl Martin inherits his father’s house, he takes on an odd renter, Dermot McKinnon. Carl’s father has left an assortment of alternative remedies, and Carl’s overweight actress friend Stacey asks him to sell her some diet pills. The pills kill Stacey, and Dermot quickly exploits the situation. 2015.

DB87341 10 hours 36 minutes
by Emily Ruskovich
read by Justine Eyre
Ann cares for her husband, Wade, as he loses his memories to early-onset dementia. She tries to capture what Wade remembers of his ex-wife, Jenny; what happened when Jenny killed their younger daughter; and the circumstances of their elder daughter’s disappearance. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Night of Fire
DB87882 12 hours 5 minutes
by Colin Thubron
read by Ray Foushee
A house near the English coastline is on fire. Each tenant is asleep as the fire approaches: the landlord, a priest, a neurosurgeon, a naturalist, a photographer, a man remembering his school days, and a world traveler. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

The Natural Way of Things
DB87199 8 hours 7 minutes
by Charlotte Wood
read by Madelyn Buzzard
In the remote Australian outback, ten young women are kidnapped and held captive after being involved in sex scandals with powerful men. They must depend on each other if they are ever to find the strength to survive. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

The Shimmering Road
DB87058 13 hours 8 minutes
by Hester Young
read by January LaVoy
Charlotte Cates, last seen in The Gates of Evangeline (DB82475), is pregnant and considering Noah’s marriage proposal when she receives word that her mother has been murdered. Meanwhile, Charlotte is still having visions of children in danger, including her own unborn daughter. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Religious Themes

Gods and Kings: Chronicles of the Kings, Book 1
DB88008 11 hours 13 minutes
by Lynn Austin
read by Suzanne Toren
Hezekiah, son of King Ahaz of Judah, discovers that his father is plotting to sacrifice him. Hezekiah’s mother works to save him even as he searches for a way to reunite his people with Yahweh. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2005.

Song of Redemption: Chronicles of the Kings, Book 2
DB88066 13 hours 46 minutes
by Lynn Austin
read by Suzanne Toren
Hezekiah has ascended to the throne of Judah, but, in his quest to return his people to Yahweh, discovers that he must give up his many concubines and choose one wife. As he deals with intrigues at home, he must also confront the invading Assyrians. Sequel to Gods and Kings (DB88008). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2005.

Lock, Stock, and over a Barrel
DB87088 8 hours 24 minutes
by Melody Carlson
read by Faith Potts
A wedding writer at the New York Times, Daphne Ballinger, leaves the big city and heads to her small hometown of Appleton after the death of her eccentric aunt. The clauses in the will governing her inheritance of the estate are a bit odd, but Daphne puts her faith in God. 2013.

Practicing What You Preach
DB88182 10 hours 32 minutes
by Vanessa Davis Griggs
read by Sherry Peel
Event planner Melissa Anderson is busy with the wedding of the year. Despite the hectic time, she agrees to go on a date with Marcus Peeples, and they attend a Bible study class at the Followers of Jesus Faith Worship Center. Soon, however, Marcus’s ex-wife wants him back. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2009.

Where Hope Prevails: Return to the Canadian West, Book 3
DB87004 9 hours 17 minutes
by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Beth Thatcher returns for another year at school in Coal Valley, excited about the possibility that Jarrick will propose. But there is a new teacher at the school, and Beth is concerned that he is not a man who believes in God. Sequel to Where Trust Lies (DB83093). 2016.

From This Day Forward
DB88172 12 hours 18 minutes
by Lauraine Snelling
read by various narrators
The women of Blessing, North Dakota, think Toby Valders should marry nurse Deborah MacCallister. Toby cares for Deborah, but he is not sure he’s ready for family life. When Deborah gets attention from the new teacher in town, both she and Toby have a decision to make. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.


Diplomatic Immunity
DB87111 7 hours 47 minutes
by Brodi Ashton
read by Erin Jones
Seventeen-year-old Piper Baird, an aspiring reporter, decides to write a scathing exposé on an elite private school. Her life changes, however, when one of her subjects, Rafael Amador, the son of the Spanish ambassador, comes to her for help. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Between the Devil and the Duke
DB87289 11 hours 39 minutes
by Kelly Bowen
read by Ashford McNab
Angelique tries to repair her aristocratic family’s fortunes by visiting a gambling club, but she gets caught counting cards. Alex is the owner of the establishment, and one look at the beautiful Angelique has him offering her a job instead of throwing her out. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Words in Deep Blue
DB88194 6 hours 50 minutes
by Cath Crowley
read by various narrators
Teenagers Rachel and Henry find their way back to each other while working in an old bookstore full of secrets and crushes, love letters and memories, grief and hope. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

A Lady’s Code of Misconduct
DB87871 11 hours 18 minutes
by Meredith Duran
read by Teresa Willis
Heiress Jane Mason pretends to be married to the comatose Crispin Burke to regain control of her fortune. When Crispin wakes after five years in a coma, he doesn’t remember the attack that almost killed him, his political career, or his supposed wife, Jane. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Ivory and Bone
DB87077 8 hours 33 minutes
by Julie Eshbaugh
read by Peter Holdway
On prehistoric Earth, hunting, gathering, and keeping his family safe are all seventeen-year-old Kol knows. When newcomer Mya arrives with her clan, Kol is smitten and tries to woo her—but then another clan causes problems. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Magic in the Wind
DB88167 4 hours 6 minutes
by Christine Feehan
read by Eve Bianco
Damon Wilder moves to the coastal town of Sea Haven, California. He hears rumors that the eldest Drake sister, Sarah, has also recently moved home to Sea Haven. Prophecy seems to put the two together, but dangerous men have followed Damon to town. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2005.

Forged in Desire
DB87818 11 hours 20 minutes
by Brenda Jackson
read by Carol Dines
Lamar “Striker” Jennings is assigned to protect Margo Connelly, niece of the CEO of the security firm for which he works. Margo is being targeted by the crime boss she helped put behind bars. Explicit descriptions of sex, some strong language, and some violence. 2017.

A Lover’s Vow
DB87029 11 hours 4 minutes
by Brenda Jackson
read by Erin Jones
Wealthy businessman Dalton, youngest of the Granger brothers, seems to believe all women should fall into his arms. He meets PI Jules Bradford, who proves to be more of a challenge. They must work together to save the Granger family. Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2015.

For the Record
DB87081 10 hours 31 minutes
by Regina Jennings
read by Pilar Witherspoon
Pine Gap, Missouri, 1885. Betsy Huckabee writes for her uncle’s newspaper, but she really wants a job as a journalist in Kansas City. She gets a chance to write a serial for the ladies’ column, but she gets into trouble when she bases her hero on handsome local deputy Joel Puckett. 2016.

Black Dog Bay, Books 1–4
DB87840 31 hours 56 minutes
by Beth Kendrick
read by various narrators
Four novels, written between 2014 and 2016, set in a small seaside Delaware town known as a destination for the broken-hearted. Includes Cure for the Common Breakup, New Uses for Old Boyfriends, Put a Ring on It, and Once upon a Wine. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

The Goal
DB87558 10 hours 41 minutes
by Elle Kennedy
read by various narrators
College senior Sabrina James won’t let anything derail her plans to finish college and go to law school. It was supposed to be just one night of passion with hockey player John Tucker, but both are surprised when it turns into something more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

When All the Girls Have Gone
DB86826 9 hours 42 minutes
by Jayne Ann Krentz
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Charlotte Sawyer is surprised that her glamorous stepsister, Jocelyn, is spending a month at a convent retreat. But when she tries to notify Jocelyn that her friend died, Charlotte discovers Jocelyn isn’t actually there. Charlotte teams up with PI Max Cutler to investigate. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

A Scot in the Dark: Scandal and Scoundrel, Book 2
DB86558 12 hours 53 minutes
by Sarah MacLean
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Scotsman Alec Stuart has inherited an English dukedom and an English ward, but he would rather have nothing to do with either. His plan to marry off ward Lillian Hargrove is complicated by scandal after she poses nude for a painting. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

Sparking the Fire
DB87100 11 hours 33 minutes
by Kate Meader
read by Theresa Conkin
While on the mend, injured firefighter Wyatt takes a consulting job on a local movie shoot. His former lover, actress Molly Cade, is on set, and Wyatt can’t resist the temptation to rekindle the spark. Sequel to Playing with Fire (DB82877). Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

Desperate Measures
DB87816 16 hours 4 minutes
by Fern Michaels
read by Andy Pyle
Saved from poverty by a wealthy uncle, Pete Sorenson had his life planned out. Meeting Maddie Stern was not in the plan, but he fell for her. When Maddie disappears just days before the wedding, his friend Annie helps him pick up the pieces. Descriptions of sex and some strong language. 1994.

The Dare and the Doctor
DB87135 10 hours 6 minutes
by Kate Noble
read by Patricia Kilgarriff
Amateur horticulturalist Margaret Babcock has been exchanging letters on intellectual topics with her father’s doctor, Rhys Gray. When he invites Margaret to London to present her research, Rhys finds himself attracted to the shy young woman. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

Wyoming Brave
DB87118 10 hours 5 minutes
by Diana Palmer
read by Jon Huffman
Ren Colter isn’t looking for love when he decides to let Meredith Grayling stay with him on his ranch. He’s been burned before by the fiancée who left him, but Meredith needs a place to hide from a stalker, and Ren’s protective instincts kick in. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

The Girl Who Knew Too Much
DB88007 10 hours 21 minutes
by Amanda Quick
read by Louise Jane Underwood
In 1930’s Hollywood, Burning Cove, founded by retired magician Oliver Ward, is where the stars go to relax. Ward fears he will lose everything when a dead body is found on the grounds by gossip columnist Irene Glasson. But Glasson has secrets of her own. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Island of Glass
DB87023 11 hours 31 minutes
by Nora Roberts
read by Theresa Conkin
Having secured the Water Star in Bay of Sighs (DB85133), the guardians head to Ireland to seek the Ice Star. Werewolf and archaeologist Riley will need the help of immortal warrior Doyle to complete the quest. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

Montana Men, Books 4–6
DB87846 29 hours 38 minutes
by Jennifer Ryan
read by Kristin Allison
Three novels of contemporary romance set in Montana, written between 2016 and 2017. In Stone Cold Cowboy, Sadie Higgins has always defended her brother, but now Rory Kendrick is after him. Also includes Her Renegade Rancher and His Cowboy Heart. Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2017.

The Trouble with Mistletoe
DB87026 9 hours 49 minutes
by Jill Shalvis
read by Suzanne Duvall
Contractor Keane Winters feels guilty about leaving the cat he inherited alone all day, so he turns to local pet-store owner Willa Davis. She agrees to help, but an incident from their shared high school days causes friction. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

DB88011 11 hours 3 minutes
by Joanna Shupe
read by Amy Melissa Bentley
In Gilded Age New York, Elizabeth Sloane wants to open her own stock brokerage firm. No one will back such an enterprise run by a woman, so she approaches steel tycoon Emmett Cavanaugh for help, offering him a wager he can’t resist. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Dangerous Games
DB87754 7 hours 35 minutes
by Danielle Steel
read by Alexander Cendese
TV journalist Alix Phillips travels to the hot spots of the globe for her reporting. At her side is Ben Chapman, cameraman and ex-Navy SEAL. The pair are in real danger as they pursue a corrupt vice president. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2017.

The Mistress
DB86920 10 hours 16 minutes
by Danielle Steel
read by Laura Giannarelli
Natasha Leonova is the young mistress of wealthy and powerful Russian oligarch Vladimir Stanislas, enjoying a life where she is spoiled and pampered as long as she is loyal. She meets Theo Luca, the son of a famous artist, and begins to think of a different life. Some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Affective Needs
DB87842 7 hours 37 minutes
by Rebecca Taylor
read by Kristin Allison
Valedictorian candidate Ruth plans to finish off the year and head to Princeton in the fall. But handsome and emotionally troubled Porter, also a fellow calculus genius, makes Ruth realize that she may be missing out on life. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

The Hating Game
DB86830 10 hours 54 minutes
by Sally Thorne
read by Kristin Allison
Lucy Hutton is an assistant at a publishing house where she is locked in daily battle with her officemate and nemesis, Joshua Templeman. As the two trade insults and passive-aggressive maneuvers for power, they can’t deny a growing attraction. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

Science Fiction

The Year’s Best Military & Adventure SF, 2015
DB86743 11 hours 27 minutes
edited by David Afsharirad
read by L.J. Ganser
The 2015 edition of an anthology series collecting military and adventure science fiction short stories. Includes stories by, among others, Brad R. Torgersen, David Drake, Seth Dickinson, Sarah Pinsker, and Hank Davis. Some violence and some strong language. 2015.

The Saga of Shadows, Book 3
DB86943 19 hours 14 minutes
by Kevin J. Anderson
read by Brandon Bujnowski
The final book in the Saga of Shadows trilogy, which began with The Saga of Shadows, Books 1–2 (DB85179). Two decades after the Elemental War, peace has been restored. The Spiral Arm itself seems doomed, however, as space tears apart, gateway links break down, and world trees die. Some violence. 2016.

Earth Alone: Earthrise, Book 1
DB87053 8 hours 21 minutes
by Daniel Arenson
read by Jeffrey Kafer
Fifty years after an alien attack wiped out most of humanity, Marco Emery joins the Human Defense Force, Earth’s ragtag army. He must survive basic training, become a soldier, and finally, face the aliens in battle. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Earth Lost: Earthrise, Book 2
DB87054 7 hours 17 minutes
by Daniel Arenson
read by Jeffrey Kafer
After the events of Earth Alone (DB87053), Marco and his friends continue to fight the creatures who came from deep space to ravage Earth. War flares, cities crumble, and Marco’s platoon blasts into space. They won their battle on Earth, but now they must battle in the darkness. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Ninth City Burning
DB87432 21 hours 26 minutes
by J. Patrick Black
read by various narrators
Five hundred years after an alien race decimated human civilization, humanity fights a war of attrition. The talented few capable of using the aliens’ weapon are trained for the front lines, and those who refuse to support the war are exiled. Then the enemy’s tactics begin to change. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Swan Riders: Prisoners of Peace
DB87021 11 hours 22 minutes
by Erin Bow
read by Theresa Conkin
After the events in The Scorpion Rules (DB84197), Greta sacrifices herself and becomes a powerful Artificial Intelligence in order to save a friend from Talis—the AI who rules the world. As Greta struggles to retain her humanity, a rebellion begins. Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Lilith’s Brood: The Xenogenesis Trilogy
DB86594 26 hours 29 minutes
by Octavia E. Butler
read by Nora Achrati
Lilith Iyapo is in the Andes mourning the death of her family when war destroys Earth. Centuries later, she is resurrected by a race called the Oankali, who seek to rescue Earth by merging genetically with mankind. Lilith and the rest of humanity must now share the world with the uncanny results of that union. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1987.

Rebel Dawn: The Han Solo Trilogy, Book 3
DB87807 15 hours 51 minutes
by A.C. Crispin
read by Richard Davidson
In the conclusion to the Han Solo Trilogy, following the events of The Hutt Gambit (DB87591), Han wins the Millennium Falcon in a game of sabacc. He and Chewbacca become unstoppable as smugglers, and, even though he knows his luck can’t last, Han can’t resist a shot at an incredible fortune. 1998.

This Gulf of Time and Stars: Reunification, Book 1
DB87320 16 hours 17 minutes
by Julie E. Czerneda
read by Emily Ellet
The most powerful of the Om’ray left their home to save their world and settled among humanity in secret, quietly referring to themselves as the Clan. Facing a crisis that risks their entire race, however, Sira di Sarc must lead the Clan home. Some violence. 2015.

One Year After: After, Book 2
DB86557 11 hours 5 minutes
by William R. Forstchen
read by Ray Foushee
One year after the events of One Second After (DB69145), the survivors of Black Mountain, North Carolina, have begun to piece back together the technologies they once took for granted. They cling to hope as a new national government begins to emerge. Some violence and some strong language. 2015.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
DB87309 12 hours 8 minutes
by Alexander Freed
read by Jonathan Davis
The official novelization of the Star Wars film Rogue One, in which a band of rebels takes on a daring mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Abyss beyond Dreams: A Novel of the Commonwealth
DB87620 23 hours 31 minutes
by Peter F. Hamilton
read by Barry Bernson
In the year 3326, Commonwealth founder Nigel Sheldon receives a visit from the self-appointed guardians of a mysterious construct, known as the Void, that sits at the galaxy’s core and threatens the existence of all living things. He learns that there may be a way to eliminate the threat of the Void forever. Strong language and some violence. 2014.

Six Wakes
DB87293 9 hours 45 minutes
by Mur Lafferty
read by Mur Lafferty
Though Maria has died and woken up in a cloning vat before, she has never before awoken streaked with drying blood and no memory of her death. Maria’s cloning vat is one of a cluster of vats, each for another starship crew member—and Maria’s death isn’t the only recent one. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

All Our Wrong Todays
DB87313 10 hours 4 minutes
by Elan Mastai
read by Elan Mastai
In the 2016 that Tom Barren lives in, the world is a techno-utopian paradise, but he still isn’t quite happy. Then a rash decision Tom makes drastically alters the fabric of the universe. Stranded in the “real” 2016, Tom views this world as a dystopian wasteland. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Dark Side
DB86744 14 hours 28 minutes
by Anthony O’Neill
read by Richard Davidson
An exiled police detective arrives at a lunar penal colony just as a psychotic android begins a murder spree. The amnesiac android, Leonardo Black, is programmed only with the notorious “Brass Code” and has only one goal in mind—the conquest of the Purgatory colony. Violence and strong language. 2016.

The Long Cosmos
DB88029 13 hours 19 minutes
by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
read by Joe Peck
It has been nearly six decades since Step Day. Now in his late sixties, Joshua’s final solo journey into the High Meggers turns into a disaster. As he confronts his mortality, however, the Long Earth receives a signal from the stars. Sequel to The Long Utopia (DB82725). Strong language and some violence. 2016.

Black Tide Rising: Stories
DB86556 10 hours 42 minutes
edited by John Ringo and Gary Poole
read by Erin Jones
This collection of short stories serves as a companion to the Black Tide Rising series that begins with Black Tide Rising, Books 1–2 (DB83423), taking place in the same world that has been overcome by a zombie apocalypse. Includes stories by John Ringo, Eric Flint, John Scalzi, and Dave Klecha, among others. Violence and strong language. 2016.

Carve the Mark
DB87258 17 hours 50 minutes
by Veronica Roth
read by Carol Jacobanis
On planet Thuvhe, oracles provide a peaceful way of life for the Thuvhesits who will develop unique powers that shape the future. When the barbaric Shotet people kidnap an oracle’s children, the siblings vow to get back home and restore their world. Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

This Way to the End Times: Classic Tales of the Apocalypse
DB87203 17 hours 55 minutes
edited by Robert Silverberg
read by Alec Volz
A collection of classic and contemporary short stories about the not-too-distant demise of the Earth. Includes stories from Jules Verne, Ursula K. Le Guin, Connie Willis, Jack Vance, Dale Bailey, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, and Karen Haber, among others. Some violence and some strong language. 2016.

DB87019 11 hours 49 minutes
by Kristen Simmons
read by Teresa Willis
Because of Hampton Industries’ brutal labor practices and the toxic environment it has created, Metaltown’s residents struggle to find food and clean water. When laborers Colin and Ty meet heiress Lena, an opportunity for change presents itself. Violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Not So Much, Said the Cat
DB86563 10 hours 1 minute
by Michael Swanwick
read by Stephen Van Doren
A collection of short fiction by the Nebula Award-winning author. A calculus problem rocks the ages. A magical horse protects the innocent. A savvy teenager takes on the Devil. And time travelers from the Mesozoic party until the end of time. Strong language and some violence. 2016.

Shadow of Victory
DB87642 34 hours 0 minutes
by David Weber
read by Kurt Elftmann
After the events of Shadow of Freedom (DB76633), the revelation of the Mesan Alignment’s secret plan means war for Honor Harrington and the Manticoran Star Kingdom. The Alignment’s plan to undercut the Royal Manticoran Navy’s reputation may backfire and lead to freedom for oppressed star nations. Strong language and some violence. 2016.

Bluescreen: A Mirador Novel
DB85572 9 hours 43 minutes
by Dan Wells
read by Lindsay Ellison
In a future Los Angeles, a group of teens discovers that their smart-device implants, or djinni, are not the harmless, helpful devices the public is led to believe. The group becomes involved in a deadly conspiracy. Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Empire’s End: Aftermath, Book 3
DB87418 15 hours 53 minutes
by Chuck Wendig
read by Marc Thompson
After the events of Life Debt (DB85102), the final showdown between the New Republic and the Empire draws near, and focus shifts to the once-isolated planet Jakku. Norra Wexley hunts Grand Admiral Rae Sloane, even as Sloane pursues the treacherous Gallius Rax to Jakku. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

DB86780 13 hours 0 minutes
by Chuck Wendig
read by Carol Jacobanis
A futurist consultant for the FBI, Hannah Stander helps identify unforeseen threats and advises in cases that use bleeding-edge technology. Her latest case involves a horrifying murder caused by someone weaponizing the natural world. Seeking the perpetrator will send Hannah on a chase from the Arizona deserts to a secret island laboratory. Strong language and some violence. 2016.

Stolen: Heart of Dread, Book 2
DB87762 7 hours 17 minutes
by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston
read by various narrators
Nat risked her life to reunite with her drakon in the defense of the Blue, but Wes, seeking his sister Eliza, is forced to rejoin the military, placing him and Nat on opposite sides of a war that could destroy what is left of the world. Sequel to Frozen (DB84361). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Short Stories

Mexico: Stories
DB87821 7 hours 48 minutes
by Josh Barkan
read by Gregory Maupin
A collection of short stories in which the characters find crime intruding on their lives. A surgeon is forced to operate on a killer. A painter finds himself in the back of a kidnapper’s car. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Doctorow: Collected Stories
DB87349 11 hours 2 minutes
by E.L. Doctorow
read by various narrators
A collection of fifteen stories by the award-winning author. A mother’s plans for financial independence include murder. A man starts a cult using subterfuge and seduction. A priest copes with a crisis of faith. A teenager escapes from home on a quest for success. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Mash Up: Stories Inspired by Famous First Lines
DB87128 13 hours 25 minutes
edited by Gardner Dozois
read by Joe Wilson
In this anthology, authors take inspiration for their stories from the first lines of famous works of literature. Includes stories by John Scalzi, Tad Williams, Elizabeth Bear, Nancy Kress, Robert Charles Wilson, Lavie Tidhar, Mary Robinette Kowal, and many others. Some violence and some strong language. 2016.

Difficult Women
DB87197 8 hours 13 minutes
by Roxane Gay
read by Erin Jones
Twenty-one short stories by the author of Bad Feminist (DB80463), exploring women’s lives. Topics range from sisters escaping from the trauma of their past in “I Will Follow You” to a couple determining the limits of their relationship in “Open Marriage.” Violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2017.

Virgin and Other Stories
DB87814 5 hours 18 minutes
by April Ayers Lawson
read by Erin Jones
A collection of short stories examining the inner lives of young men and women navigating sexual, emotional, and spiritual awakenings in the American South. In the title story, Jake experiences distance from his wife, who was a virgin when they married. Strong language and descriptions of sex. 2016.

Half Wild: Stories
DB87124 5 hours 15 minutes
by Robin MacArthur
read by Mare Trevathan
A collection of short fiction focusing on a cast of Vermont residents living on the border between civilization and the wild. A teenage girl vows to escape her life. A man surrenders to his passion for his friend’s partner. A woman grapples with her sense of belonging. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

Men without Women: Stories
DB88179 7 hours 20 minutes
by Haruki Murakami
read by Kirby Heyborne
A collection of seven short stories in which the author observes men who find themselves to be alone. Translated from Japanese. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Spies and Espionage

The Empire of Night
DB88133 12 hours 26 minutes
by Robert Olen Butler
read by Ray Chase
Now a full-blown spy, Kit must go deep undercover to unravel a secret German plot for turning Zeppelins into dangerous killing machines. Sequel to The Star of Istanbul (DB88132). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Order to Kill: A Mitch Rapp Novel
DB87024 9 hours 19 minutes
by Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills
read by Jack Fox
After the events of The Survivor (DB84187), CIA operative Mitch Rapp finds himself chasing false leads while attempting to keep Pakistani nukes from falling into the hands of terrorists. Rapp poses as an American ISIS recruit while working to uncover a plot birthed on Russian territory. Violence. Bestseller. 2016.

Without Mercy
DB87299 18 hours 53 minutes
by David Hunt and R.J. Pineiro
read by P.J. Ochlan
ISIS has acquired nuclear weapons, and they quickly attack an American military base in Afghanistan and Battery Park in New York City, killing hundreds of thousands and causing rampant chaos. It is up to Salma Bahmani, an agent of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence, to stop an imminent third attack. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Breaking Cover: Liz Carlyle, Book 9
DB86585 9 hours 28 minutes
by Stella Rimington
read by Eva Wilhelm
After the events covered in Liz Carlyle, Books 5–8 (DB85411), a new Cold War looms. Still reeling from the death of her lover, Carlyle has been posted to MI5’s counterespionage desk. Soon, she finds herself on the hunt for a Russian spy. Violence and some strong language. 2016.

Ring of Fire: A Pike Logan Thriller
DB87346 14 hours 13 minutes
by Brad Taylor
read by various narrators
When evidence of his past misdeeds—bribery of a wealthy Saudi businessman—is leaked to the public, a desperate defense contractor panics and schemes to control the damage. The data theft has left the Taskforce vulnerable as well, and the unit is ordered to interdict the next leak. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Target: A Taskforce Story
DB87229 2 hours 30 minutes
by Brad Taylor
read by Erik Singer
In 1998—years before the creation of the Taskforce—Israeli agents Aaron and Shoshana are tasked with eliminating a former Nazi officer hiding in plain sight. Their mission—unsanctioned by the government—sets them on a collision course with a reborn Nazi web, intertwined with Iran, that is plotting to strike Israel. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.


The Singles Game
DB86564 10 hours 36 minutes
by Lauren Weisberger
read by Mare Trevathan
After a devastating loss at Wimbledon, professional tennis player Charlie Silver fires her coach and hires Todd Feltner, known as one of the toughest coaches around. He convinces her that she has to change her image as well as her game. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2016.


The Facts of Life and Death
DB87863 9 hours 5 minutes
by Belinda Bauer
read by Cecelia Riddett
A series of young women in a Devonshire town are abducted, stripped, and forced to call their mothers to say goodbye. Young Ruby Trick is thrilled to help her unemployed father search for the perpetrator while offering safe rides home. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

If I’m Found
DB87811 7 hours 59 minutes
by Terri Blackstock
read by Faith Potts
After the harrowing events of If I Run (DB87410), Casey Cox is on the run again, still wanted for her friend’s murder. Dylan Roberts, who was chasing her, now believes in her innocence. Using another new identity, Casey once again risks arrest—this time by trying to help an abused child. 2017.

Vicious Circle: A Joe Pickett Novel
DB87852 10 hours 42 minutes
by C.J. Box
read by Joe Wilson
When former rodeo star Dallas Cates is released from prison, he returns to town with three associates. He has a plan to get back at game warden Joe Pickett and his family for the role they played in the Cates family downfall. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2017.

Dear Amy
DB88021 11 hours 39 minutes
by Helen Callaghan
read by Catherine Byers
Cambridge high school teacher Margot Lewis also writes an advice column. After her student Katie Browne goes missing, Margot begins receiving written pleas for help from Bethan Avery, who was never found after she too went missing—two decades earlier. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

Chaos: A Scarpetta Novel
DB86707 12 hours 56 minutes
by Patricia Cornwell
read by Catherine Byers
Cambridge, Massachusetts, medical examiner Kay Scarpetta and Detective Pete Marino realize that there are a number of odd details surrounding the death of a British female bicyclist. Her death soon appears to be tied to the person who has been cyberbullying Scarpetta. Some violence and some strong language. 2016.

The Devil’s Triangle
DB87890 10 hours 49 minutes
by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison
read by Peter Holdway
After master thief Kitsune overhears a startling conversation about an upcoming man-made tsunami, her clients’ try to kill her. When she learns the assassins have kidnapped her husband, Kitsune relays all of this to FBI agents Nicholas and Michaela. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2017.

The River at Night
DB87114 8 hours 52 minutes
by Erica Ferencik
read by Jill Fox
Four thirty-something women friends often vacation together. This time their leader, Pia, insists on a whitewater-rafting trip on a remote Maine river with twenty-year-old Rory as their guide. But a freak accident leads to a nightmarish fight for survival. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Camino Island
DB88138 8 hours 47 minutes
by John Grisham
read by January LaVoy
Thieves stage a daring heist from a secure vault below Princeton University’s Firestone Library. Bruce Cable owns a bookstore in a sleepy resort town on Florida’s Camino Island and dabbles in stolen books and manuscripts. Young novelist Mercer Mann is commissioned by a mysterious woman to learn Cable’s secrets. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Mississippi Blood
DB87864 25 hours 34 minutes
by Greg Iles
read by L.J. Ganser
Following the events of The Bone Tree (DB81818), attorney Penn Cage joins forces with investigative writer Serenity Butler to determine what a KKK splinter cell had to do with Cage’s doctor father being charged with murdering his black nurse. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

DB86885 10 hours 51 minutes
by Patrick Lee
read by Gary Telles
Claire calls Sam Dryden at midnight, insisting he immediately drive two hours to meet her. Once there, they rescue four kidnapped girls just before they are to be killed. Claire got this intel from a receiver that gets a radio signal ten hours and twenty-four minutes in the future. Violence and strong language. 2015.

The Lost Boy
DB86547 13 hours 10 minutes
by Camilla Läckberg
read by Jack Fox
As detective Patrik Hedström and his coworkers investigate the shooting death of Fjällbacka’s new financial director, Mats Sverin, they learn that Sverin’s high school girlfriend recently returned with her young son to an island with a ghostly reputation. Originally published in 2009 in Swedish. Strong language and some violence. 2016.

The Perfect Girl
DB87120 9 hours 50 minutes
by Gilly Macmillan
read by Kristin Allison
Fourteen-year-old Zoe was incarcerated for causing an accident that killed three other teens. Now free, Zoe has a second-chance life in a new town with her mother and a new family, and Zoe’s piano career is taking off. But then another accident occurs. Some violence and some strong language. 2016.

The Thousandth Floor
DB86316 14 hours 59 minutes
by Katharine McGee
read by Kimberly Schraf
2118. In a magnificent thousand-story tower in New York City, a girl falls to her death from the penthouse floor. Five teens—Avery, Leda, Eris, Rylin, and Watt—are tangled up in a web of lies, betrayals, and desires—and one will die. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

The Female of the Species
DB87030 7 hours 51 minutes
by Mindy McGinnis
read by Theresa Conkin
Loner Alex Craft embraces the darkness within herself after her sister’s killer walks free. When circumstances force her to engage and befriend two teens at a local animal shelter, Alex confronts a new evil in her small town. Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Crash and Burn
DB86676 7 hours 46 minutes
by Fern Michaels
read by Anne Hancock
The Sisterhood has always had one mission: helping the helpless, especially women. Their latest case pits Nikki Quinn against the law firm known as the Chessmen. Nikki tries to help a woman get away from her domineering husband. Some strong language. 2016.

The Girl Before
DB88130 12 hours 24 minutes
by Rena Olsen
read by Brittany Pressley
Without warning, Clara’s home is invaded by armed men, and she is separated from her beloved husband and daughters. The last thing her husband yells to her is to say nothing. Clara is questioned by people who call her by a different name and accuse her husband of unspeakable crimes. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Private: Gold
DB88074 2 hours 36 minutes
by James Patterson
read by Robert Petkoff
Hired to protect a visiting American woman, Private Johannesburg’s Joey Montague is hoping for a routine job looking after a nervous tourist. After the apparent suicide of his business partner, he can’t handle much more. But this case is not what it seems—and neither is his partner’s death. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Seventh Plague: A Sigma Force Novel
DB87648 12 hours 31 minutes
by James Rollins
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
After an autopsy team mysteriously falls ill, a colleague of the deceased reaches out to Painter Crowe. The dead man had been searching for proof of the biblical ten plagues, and some begin to wonder if they have begun again. Violence and strong language. 2016.

The Third Target
DB87858 14 hours 20 minutes
by Joel C. Rosenberg
read by Joe Wilson
New York Times foreign correspondent J.B. Collins is determined to interview a terrorist commander in Syria to confirm rumors that ISIS is in possession of a cache of chemical weapons. Is the intended target Jordan, Israel, or possibly even the United States? Can Collins’s actions stop the attack? Violence. 2015.

One Perfect Lie
DB87759 8 hours 58 minutes
by Lisa Scottoline
read by George Newbern
When Chris Brennan applies for a job as a teacher and varsity baseball coach at a small town high school in Pennsylvania, he looks perfect on paper. But his name is an alias, his résumé is false, and he doesn’t plan to be there long. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Home Sweet Home
DB87334 14 hours 12 minutes
by April Smith
read by Cady McClain
World War II pilot and attorney Calvin Kusek and his family relocate from New York City to America’s heartland. Once there, they are caught up in the panic of McCarthyism, a smear campaign, a sensational trial, and murder. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Deadly Silence
DB87835 12 hours 38 minutes
by Rebecca Zanetti
read by Karen White
Ryker Jones is one of three men who met when they all lived in an abusive boys’ home and now run an investigative agency together. Ryker’s past comes back to threaten everything, including the woman Ryker has been
dating, paralegal Zara Remington. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

War Stories

Perfume River
DB87222 7 hours 32 minutes
by Robert Olen Butler
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Robert and Darla Quinlan’s marriage begins to show its cracks after over forty years. When Robert takes in a homeless man he believes to be a fellow Vietnam veteran, the man’s presence affects not only Robert and Darla, but also Robert’s family. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

The Frozen Hours: A Novel of the Korean War
DB88059 20 hours 56 minutes
by Jeff Shaara
read by Paul Michael
When North Korean troops, with the backing of the Soviet Union, invade South Korea, the United States and the United Nations come to their aid, but are unprepared for the weather, geography, and the addition of Chinese opposition. The Battle of Chosin Reservoir forces men to meet their fates. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.


News of the World
DB86668 6 hours 16 minutes
by Paulette Jiles
read by Clay Teunis
1870. Captain Kidd rides across Texas delivering the news of the day. He is asked to take ten-year-old Johanna Leonberger, recently rescued from a Kiowa tribe, to her family near San Antonio. The captain must deal with Johanna’s inability to reacclimate to white culture. Some violence and some strong language. 2016.

The Last Ranch: A Novel of the New American West
DB86786 15 hours 34 minutes
by Michael McGarrity
read by Robert Sams
The final book in the Kerney Family Trilogy. The U.S. Army seizes control of Matthew’s land for weapons testing, and the reason for the grab becomes clear when Matt witnesses the explosion of the first atom bomb at the Trinity Site. Sequel to Hard Country; Backlands (DB82085). Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

Adult Nonfiction


The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story
DB87296 10 hours 31 minutes
by Douglas Preston
read by Bill Mumy
Coauthor of the Pendergast series—including The Obsidian Chamber (DB86193)—recounts the expeditions he joined to explore what was believed to be the remains of Hernán Cortés’s lost city of gold in Honduras. Describes the area’s history, previous expeditions, and the challenges he and his team faced. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2017.

Animals and Wildlife

Encounters with Rikki: From Hurricane Katrina Rescue to Exceptional Therapy Dog
DB87817 4 hours 56 minutes
by Julie Strauss Bettinger
read by Kerry Dukin
After Hurricane Katrina, Chuck and Patty Mitchell rescued golden-retriever puppy Rikki. They soon realized that Rikki was incredibly attuned to human emotions and would make a great therapy dog. Discusses their experience training Rikki and how she has helped those dealing with trauma. 2016.

The Trainable Cat: A Practical Guide to Making Life Happier for You and Your Cat
DB86918 9 hours 55 minutes
by John Bradshaw and Sarah Ellis
read by Peter Holdway
An anthrozoologist and a cat expert share tips on what motivates cats. They believe that by understanding the way cats perceive the world, cat owners will have more success in training their pets. 2016.


Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction
DB86542 4 hours 53 minutes
by Christopher Butler
read by Robert Sams
Professor of English language and literature explores the key ideas of postmodernists and demonstrates their engagement with theory, literature, the visual arts, film, architecture, and music. Examines postmodernism’s rejection of grand theories and ideologies like the progressive emancipation of humanity and the triumph of science to the overturning of hierarchies. 2002.

Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction
DB86452 5 hours 35 minutes
by Cynthia Freeland
read by Gabriella Cavallero
A survey of art from ancient times to the present and the ways theorists have tried to understand and explain its meaning. Topics include the roles of museums and the art market, the relevance of artists’ private lives to interpretations of their work, and twenty-first-century cyber-art. 2001.

The Glamour of Strangeness: Artists and the Last Age of the Exotic
DB86784 15 hours 37 minutes
by Jamie James
read by Gary Telles
Examines six artists in varying fields who left their homelands in search of creative freedom. Profiles German painter Walter Spies, Javanese painter Raden Saleh, Russian-Swiss writer Isabelle Eberhardt, American filmmaker Maya Deren, French painter Paul Gauguin, and French doctor-novelist Victor Segalen. 2016.

Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction
DB86633 4 hours 21 minutes
by Geraldine A. Johnson
read by Mary Kane
Lecturer in art history provides an overview of the art, artists, patrons, and viewers during this period of extraordinary cultural ferment and transformation. Examines representative works by Leonardo, Holbein, Dürer, and many lesser-known artists. Discusses the transitional function of altarpieces, and explains the special importance of Michelangelo and Vasari. 2005.

Grand Illusions: American Art and the First World War
DB87662 13 hours 12 minutes
by David M. Lubin
read by Robert Sams
Professor of art examines the impact of American involvement in World War I on twenty-four painters, designers, photographers, and filmmakers between 1914 and 1933. Highlights works by Man Ray, John Singer Sargent, Anna Coleman Ladd, and James VanDerZee, among others. 2016.

The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art
DB87130 13 hours 24 minutes
by Sebastian Smee
read by Bill Wallace
Profiles four artistic rivalries—some friendly, some much less so—between roughly 1860 and 1950. The pairs of rivals discussed include Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon, Édouard Manet and Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, and Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning. Analyzes how these relationships pushed each artist both personally and professionally. 2016.

Krazy: George Herriman, a Life in Black and White
DB87911 19 hours 21 minutes
by Michael Tisserand
read by Gary Telles
Biography of George Joseph Herriman (1880–1944), creator of the Krazy Kat cartoon which ran from 1913 to 1944. Examines his early years in New Orleans and California, his development as an artist, and the impact of Krazy Kat. Also discusses race, as Herriman was an African American who passed for white. 2016.


Mapping the Heavens: The Radical Scientific Ideas That Reveal the Cosmos
DB86565 9 hours 20 minutes
by Priyamvada Natarajan
read by Kristin Allison
Astrophysicist surveys the scientific discoveries over the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries as related to the cosmological map. Discusses the changes in view regarding whether the map is stagnant or dynamic, the ways radical ideas have been tested and converted to mainstream, and advances in technology to study the cosmos. 2016.

Sun Moon Earth: The History of Solar Eclipses from Omens of Doom to Einstein and Exoplanets
DB87308 4 hours 4 minutes
by Tyler Nordgren
read by Tyler Nordgren
Astronomer examines the many ways humans have reacted to and interacted with the phenomenon of a total solar eclipse. Explains the planetary mechanics and physics behind eclipses and discusses scientific discoveries that eclipses have helped make possible. Provides advice on viewing eclipses. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.


Nevertheless: A Memoir
DB87847 8 hours 19 minutes
by Alec Baldwin
read by David Hartley-Margolin
An award-winning actor from film, stage, and television shares personal stories. Beginning with his childhood on Long Island and covering his varied career, he provides insights on fellow actors and directors. Includes frank self-examination of his troubles as well as his triumphs. Strong language. 2017.

Rise: How a House Built a Family
DB87761 9 hours 55 minutes
by Cara Brookins
read by Cara Brookins
After escaping an abusive marriage, Cara Brookins didn’t have the means to buy a home for herself and her four children. Using online tutorials and a small loan, she built a home for her family, despite a lack of experience. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

You Must Change Your Life: The Story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin
DB86724 10 hours 43 minutes
by Rachel Corbett
read by Celeste Lawson
Chronicle of the friendship and working relationship between Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926), author of Letters to a Young Poet (DB83337), and sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840–1917). Discusses their early careers, the guidance Rodin provided Rilke, interactions with the art community, and their relationships with women, both platonic and romantic. 2016.

Barthes: A Very Short Introduction
DB85690 5 hours 3 minutes
by Jonathan Culler
read by Gabriella Cavallero
The many personas of Roland Barthes (1915–1980), the French intellectual who was, by turns, a literary historian, cultural critic, modern mythologist, semiologist, and more. Considers Barthes’s legacy since the posthumous publication of his complete works and revealing excerpts from his journals. 1983.

Expect Great Things: The Life and Search of Henry David Thoreau
DB87879 15 hours 18 minutes
by Kevin Dann
read by Kerry Dukin
A meticulous account of the life of writer and mystic Henry David Thoreau, author of Walden; or, Life in the Woods (DB15949). Examines Thoreau’s views of the mystical, mythical, and supernatural, and the struggle to live in an increasingly manufactured world. 2017.

DB87443 46 hours 53 minutes
by Frederick Douglass
read by Bob Moore
Collection of autobiographical writings by Frederick Douglass (1818–1895), abolitionist, orator, and social reformer. Includes Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas, An American Slave (1845); My Bondage and My Freedom (1855); and Life and Times of Frederick Douglass (1893). Edited with chronology and notes by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 1994.

DB86897 4 hours 25 minutes
by Carrie Fisher
read by Laura Giannarelli
Actress and author of memoirs including Wishful Drinking (DB68419) shares stories of her life and battles with mental illness and substance abuse. Includes tales of her father Eddie Fisher, the Christmas she spent with Michael Jackson, and her experiences with electroconvulsive therapy. Strong language. 2011.

A Hope More Powerful than the Sea: One Refugee’s Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival
DB87867 7 hours 36 minutes
by Melissa Fleming
read by Erin Jones
The author shares the story of young Syrian refugee Doaa Al Zamel. She recounts how Doaa and her family left war-torn Syria for Egypt, her relationship with a former Free Syrian Army fighter named Bassem, and Doaa and Bassem’s harrowing flight from Egypt across the Mediterranean Sea. 2017.

My Life, My Love, My Legacy
DB87290 14 hours 22 minutes
by Coretta Scott King and Barbara Reynolds
read by various narrators
Autobiography of the widow of Martin Luther King Jr., a civil and human rights activist in her own right, and founder of the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change. Describes her 1920s Deep South childhood, education at the New England Conservatory of Music, marriage, and lifelong commitment to social justice. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright
DB87247 12 hours 19 minutes
by Ann M. Little
read by Catherine Byers
Born in 1696, Esther Wheelwright was captured at the age of seven by Wabanaki Native Americans. During her time with them, she became Catholic. She enrolled in a convent at a young age, eventually becoming the order’s only foreign-born mother superior. The author discusses her unusual, border-crossing, multilingual, multicultural life. 2016.

The Return: Fathers, Sons, and the Land in Between
DB87051 8 hours 51 minutes
by Hisham Matar
read by Hisham Matar
A memoir by the author of In the Country of Men (DB67794). Discusses his return to Libya after the fall of Qaddafi—thirty years after he left. The author recounts his search for his father, a diplomat and military man who was imprisoned as a political dissident. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Florence Nightingale: The Courageous Life of the Legendary Nurse
DB86670 4 hours 43 minutes
by Catherine Reef
read by Jeff Allin
Portrait of Florence Nightingale (1820–1910), the founder of modern nursing, and who is best known for her work during the Crimean War. At the Barrack Hospital she led a team of nurses and rectified horrifying conditions, sparking worldwide healthcare reform. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2016.

Mollie’s War: The Letters of a World War II WAC in Europe
DB87805 12 hours 41 minutes
by Mollie Weinstein Schaffer and Cyndee Schaffer
read by Catherine Byers
A memoir describing the life of a Women’s Army Corps enlistee during World War II, includes her original correspondence. Covers her time at basic training until her return to American shores, providing a look at life for uniformed women during this period. 2010.

Danger Close: My Epic Journey as a Combat Helicopter Pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan
DB87242 9 hours 4 minutes
by Amber Smith
read by Emily Ellet
Memoir of a female helicopter pilot who saw active combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Describes the heat of battle, coping with the elite “boys’ club” mentality in Army aviation, and lessons learned that could apply to civilian life as well. Strong language and some violence. 2016.

Blindness and Physical Disabilities

Walk in My Shoes: An Anthology on Usher Syndrome
DB86887 7 hours 34 minutes
edited by Charlotte J. DeWitt
read by Michael Scherer
Collection of twenty-seven personal accounts by people who became deaf-blind as a result of Usher syndrome—a rare genetic condition that leads to hearing loss combined with the eye disorder retinitis pigmentosa. From a broad range of backgrounds and occupations, the writers all meet the challenges of Usher syndrome with courage, persistence, and humor. 2016.

The Power of Love: How Kenneth Jernigan Changed the World for the Blind
DB86625 11 hours 10 minutes
by National Federation of the Blind
read by Eva Wilhelm
Twenty-nine essays illustrate the impact Kenneth Jernigan (1926–1998) made during his life, which included two decades at the helm of the National Federation of the Blind. Contributors include former director of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Frank Kurt Cylke and inventor Raymond Kurzweil. 2016.

Fire in My Eyes: An American Warrior’s Journey from Being Blinded on the Battlefield to Gold Medal Victory
DB86882 7 hours 39 minutes
by Brad Snyder and Tom Sileo
read by Clay Teunis
Memoir of a former Navy SEAL blinded during his deployment in Afghanistan. Snyder discusses his combat experience, his recovery after losing his sight on the battlefield in 2011, and the competitive swimming that led him to win a gold medal at the London Paralympic Games in 2012. Some violence. 2016.

No Barriers: A Blind Man’s Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon
DB87291 19 hours 36 minutes
by Erik Weihenmayer and Buddy Levy
read by various narrators
The author of Touch the Top of the World (DB51505) lost his sight as a teen but still seeks adventure around the world. He shares his experience kayaking the Colorado River and his efforts to help other blind people, especially children, learn to live adventurous lives. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Business and Economics

Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction
DB86495 6 hours 24 minutes
by Robert C. Allen
read by John Haag
Oxford University economic historian explains why some countries are rich and others are poor. Examines the role of geography, culture, and political and legal institutions; the impact of globalization and technological change; and the strategies that helped countries such as Japan and China catch up. 2011.

Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future
DB87631 12 hours 27 minutes
by Martin Ford
read by Jake Williams
Founder of a software development firm discusses the technological disruption in the American economy at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Examines policies that could lead to either gross inequality or broad-based prosperity. Focuses on issues in the education and health-care industries as barriers to economic growth. 2015.

The Airbnb Story: How Three Ordinary Guys Disrupted an Industry, Made Billions . . . and Created Plenty of Controversy
DB88176 8 hours 30 minutes
by Leigh Gallagher
read by Christine Marshall
Journalist chronicles the rise of the online housing broker, Airbnb. Discusses the business experience of its founders who created it while unemployed, its growth, and controversies including destruction of property, scams, and regulatory issues. Examines the management and company culture as well as competition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction
DB87421 11 hours 36 minutes
by Derek Thompson
read by Derek Thompson
Journalist examines the psychology behind popularity. Uses examples from popular culture including vampire myths, fashion trends, the television show Cheers, Star Wars, the song “Hello” by Adele, and others. Analyzes the business decisions behind popular culture and the media coverage that helps build and sustain popularity. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.


Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook
DB87851 10 hours 13 minutes
by Tony Robbins
read by Joe Wilson
Motivational speaker presents his tenets for financial stability in an unstable world. Discusses his history with financial and personal instability, lessons he learned while developing his career as a speaker, and ways to minimize risk. Provides background information on investing techniques. Bestseller. 2017.


The Brewmaster’s Art
DB87781 7 hours 57 minutes
by Charles Bamforth
read by various narrators
Chemist and brewmaster presents a series of lectures on the 8,000-year history of brewing and the modern-day beer industry. Discusses the complexity and balance of flavors considered when making beer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2009.

Butter: A Rich History
DB87889 10 hours 31 minutes
by Elaine Khosrova
read by Jean Cochran
Deep analysis of the history, use, and allure of butter. Discusses the economics of butter production, regional variations, and the impact of industrialization. Includes recipes featuring butter and instructions for making your own. 2016.


Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
DB87767 9 hours 6 minutes
by David Grann
read by various narrators
An examination of the 1920s murders of wealthy Osage Indian Nation members in Oklahoma. When the newly-formed FBI bungled the investigation, young Director Hoover turned to ex-Texas Ranger Tom White, who put together an undercover team, including one of the only Native American agents in the Bureau. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir
DB88137 10 hours 40 minutes
by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
read by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
When beginning her summer job at a Louisiana law firm, the author is staunchly anti-death penalty. But the moment she reviews old tapes of convicted murderer Ricky Langley, she is overcome with the feeling of wanting him to die, and something in his story is unsettlingly familiar. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Stalling for Time: My Life as an FBI Hostage Negotiator
DB86550 8 hours 23 minutes
by Gary Noesner
read by Jack Fox
Chief FBI hostage negotiator for ten of his thirty years as an investigator, instructor, and negotiator recreates some of the cases he and colleagues participated in. Includes the David Koresh standoff in Waco, Texas, and—his final case—the snipers who terrorized the Washington, D.C., area in 2002. Violence and strong language. 2010.


How the Wise Men Got to Chelm: The Life and Times of a Yiddish Folk Tradition
DB88023 13 hours 43 minutes
by Ruth von Bernuth
read by Suzanne Toren
An examination of the Eastern European Jewish literary tradition of stories about a town called Chelm, which was meant to be a town of fools. Discusses the dual identity of Chelm in reality and folktale tradition. The author places Chelm literature in a historical context and discusses its precursors. 2016.


The Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Garden: 326 Fast, Easy, Affordable Ways to Transform Your Yard One Project at a Time
DB87665 7 hours 28 minutes
by Sally Roth
read by Kay Kerimian
A nature writer gives advice on starting a garden from scratch in stages, focusing on keeping things affordable and time-efficient. Breaking things into easy-to-tackle small projects, she includes tips on plant choices and how best to combine different plant varieties. 2017.


Geography: A Very Short Introduction
DB86386 5 hours 23 minutes
by John A. Matthews and David T. Herbert
read by Lou Harpenau
Two geography professors make the case that modern geography is far more than descriptions of places and inventories of facts. Identifies core concepts and examines changing paradigms, shifting priorities, and the diverse content of human geography. Explores the interdisciplinary nature of the field’s present and future. 2008.

Government and Politics

North Korea’s Hidden Revolution: How the Information Underground Is Transforming a Closed Society
DB87940 7 hours 33 minutes
by Jieun Baek
read by Caroline McLaughlin
North Korea has long been known for its repressive regime. However, media flows covertly into the country, and cracks have begun to appear in the government’s sealed informational borders. The author draws on personal interviews with defectors and tells the story of North Korea’s information underground. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Very Short Introduction
DB86531 4 hours 26 minutes
by Martin Bunton
read by Peter Holdway
Professor of modern Middle Eastern history describes the origins of the conflict and its unfolding over one hundred twenty years. Views the essence of the problem as a contest between two competing nationalisms for one relatively small geographical territory—not primarily an ancient and religious clash. 2013.

The Meaning of Michelle: 16 Writers on the Iconic First Lady and How Her Journey Inspires Our Own
DB87880 5 hours 21 minutes
edited by Veronica Chambers
read by Suzanne Duvall
A collection of essays discussing the life of Michelle Obama and her impact on America, particularly regarding politics, race, class, marriage, creativity, womanhood, and American identity. Contributors include, among others, Roxane Gay, Phillipa Soo, Rebecca Carroll, Karen Hill Anton, Sarah Lewis, Tanisha C. Ford, and Chirlane McCray. Some strong language. 2017.

What Happened
DB88891 17 hours 45 minutes
by Hillary Rodham Clinton
read by Kerry Dukin
2016 Democratic party presidential candidate reflects on her experiences during the campaign, her conclusions regarding the outcome of the election, and the ways she coped with the decision. Discusses the challenges of being a woman in politics, balancing idealism with realism, ways supporters can move forward, and more. 2017.

Vote First or Die: The New Hampshire Primary; America’s Discerning, Magnificent, and Absurd Road to the White House
DB88320 8 hours 29 minutes
by Scott Conroy
read by Jeremy Arthur
New Hampshire is known for voting first in the presidential primaries and for being a good predictor of success in the general election. The author follows the candidates’ efforts in New Hampshire in the 2016 election campaign, revealing the inner workings of American politics through the people of this small state. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Democracy: A Very Short Introduction
DB86483 5 hours 10 minutes
by Bernard Crick
read by Nona Pipes
A historical perspective on the values and institutions associated with democratic societies, from the ancient Greek city-states and the Roman Republic through the American and French revolutions to the present. 2002.

A Generation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers Betrayed America
DB87288 14 hours 51 minutes
by Bruce Cannon Gibney
read by Wayne Pyle
Venture capitalist and writer argues that the self-indulgent behavior of the baby-boomer generation is responsible for the degradation of American prosperity. Maintains that specific policies enriched one generation at the expense of future ones and set the stage for stagnation, inequality, and bipartisan tension. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

My Own Words
DB86782 14 hours 35 minutes
by Ruth Bader Ginsburg
read by Catherine Byers
Writings and speeches from the associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Covers such subjects as gender equality, the workings of the Supreme Court, being Jewish, and the value of an international perspective when interpreting the Constitution. The selections included in this volume were chosen by Ginsburg and her authorized biographers, Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams. Bestseller. 2016.

Queen of Spies: Daphne Park, Britain’s Cold War Spy Master
DB86548 18 hours 54 minutes
by Paddy Hayes
read by Kerry Dukin
A recounting of the evolution of the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) from World War II until the Cold War as seen through the life of Daphne Park, one of its most unusual and highest-ranking agents. Discusses how Park was able to rise through the ranks of a predominantly male field. 2015.

The American Presidency: A Very Short Introduction
DB85549 6 hours 13 minutes
by Charles O. Jones
read by Anne Hancock
Political science professor analyzes how and why the institution has endured, from Washington to Obama. With managing conflicting expectations as his theme, demonstrates how powers are granted, checked, and balanced. Raises the question of holding the president accountable in a government of shared powers. 2007.

Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion
DB87804 30 hours 24 minutes
by Gareth Stedman Jones
read by Ken Kliban
Historian chronicles the life and times of Karl Marx (1818–1883). Examines his early life in the Rhineland of Germany, the impact of the Napoleonic Wars and industrialization on the development of his political philosophy, and the legacy of his writings in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. 2016.

The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life
DB87200 14 hours 0 minutes
by Anu Partanen
read by Theresa Conkin
A Finnish journalist recounts her experience moving from Finland to America. She suggests aspects of the Nordic way of life for America to adopt, comparing and contrasting her experiences of society in both countries, focusing on the relationships between parents and children, men and women, employees and employers, and government and citizens. 2016.

My Fellow Americans: Presidential Inaugural Addresses from George Washington to Barack Obama
DB87887 18 hours 46 minutes
compiled by Red and Black Publishers
read by Richard Davidson
A collection of American presidential inaugural addresses, beginning with George Washington in 1789 and continuing until Barack Obama’s 2009 address. Each entry presents the name of the president, the date of the speech, and the full text of the address. 2009.

Neoliberalism: A Very Short Introduction
DB86416 5 hours 4 minutes
by Manfred B. Steger and Ravi K. Roy
read by Lou Harpenau
Professors of global studies explore the origins, evolution, core claims, and variations of neoliberalism—a belief in the power of self-regulating free markets to create a better world. They assess such political leaders as Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, and Bill Clinton; and analyze the global economic crisis of the 1990s. 2010.

American Politics: A Very Short Introduction
DB85555 4 hours 14 minutes
by Richard M. Valelly
read by Anne Hancock
An overview of the elements of American government, including the presidency, Congress, the Supreme Court, and the federal bureaucracy. Discusses the roles of public opinion and political parties and the impact of income inequality on democracy. 2013.


Best. State. Ever. A Florida Man Defends His Homeland
DB87795 4 hours 49 minutes
by Dave Barry
read by Dick Hill
Author of You Can Date Boys When You’re Forty (DB78486) examines his home state of Florida and discusses the weird, legendary, and screwball happenings of the Sunshine State. Topics include the proliferation of “Florida Man” news stories, attractions like Gatorland, and the Miami nightclub scene. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.


Bridge of Words: Esperanto and the Dream of a Universal Language
DB87809 15 hours 6 minutes
by Esther Schor
read by Mary Kane
In the late nineteenth century, Ludovik Lazarus Zamenhof began work on a universal language in the hopes of achieving peace. The author traces the life of Esperanto, the language Zamenhof created. Discusses the ups and downs it faced, the mechanics of creating a language, and the balancing act of keeping it politically neutral. 2016.

Legal Issues

Law: A Very Short Introduction
DB86398 5 hours 26 minutes
by Raymond Wacks
read by Lou Harpenau
Legal scholar explains the fundamentals of law and legal systems, focusing on the Western democracies. Explores the origins of law, the differences between common law and civil law, the branches of law, the relationship between law and morality, and the roles of judges, juries, and lawyers. 2015.

American Legal History: A Very Short Introduction
DB86448 5 hours 17 minutes
by G. Edward White
read by Erik Sandvold
University of Virginia law professor surveys the evolution of the American legal system, from colonial times to the present day. Topics include civil and criminal law, property rights, and the legal treatment of native tribes and slaves. 2013.


Revise the Psalm: Work Celebrating the Writing of Gwendolyn Brooks
DB87896 11 hours 7 minutes
edited by Quraysh Ali Lansana and Sandra Jackson-Opoku
read by Mary Kane
A collection of more than one hundred poems, essays, and short stories, all celebrating the life, writings, and activism of Gwendolyn Brooks. Themes explore the everyday experiences of black Americans. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Words Are My Matter: Writings about Life and Books, 2000–2016 with A Journal of a Writer’s Week
DB87601 13 hours 2 minutes
by Ursula K. Le Guin
read by Faith Potts
A collection of talks, essays, introductions, and book reviews from the well-known award-winning science fiction author. These pieces focus on investigating the depth and breadth of contemporary fiction to explore the world through the lens of deep consideration. 2016.

Upstream: Selected Essays
DB87127 5 hours 2 minutes
by Mary Oliver
read by Jill Ferris
In this collection of essays, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Oliver reflects with astonishment and admiration on her relationship to the natural world and to the craft of writing. She contemplates topics such as the pleasure of artistic labor, finding solace in the woods, and more. 2016.

Arthur and Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes
DB88015 9 hours 44 minutes
by Michael Sims
read by Ryan Dalusung
Examination of the personal history of Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930) and the ways his experiences directly shaped the development and characterizations of his most famous creations, Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. Topics include Doyle’s medical practice, influential instructors, and the publication history of the Holmes stories. 2017.

The Jane Austen Writers’ Club: Inspiration and Advice from the World’s Best-Loved Novelist
DB87869 9 hours 16 minutes
by Rebecca Smith
read by Theresa Conkin
A guide to writing fiction, based on the works of classic novelist Jane Austen. Uses indirect examples from the author’s texts and provides exercises and quotations. 2016.

Love from Boy: Roald Dahl’s Letters to His Mother
DB87017 7 hours 3 minutes
edited by Donald Sturrock
read by Jack Fox
Throughout most of his life, author Roald Dahl wrote weekly letters to his mother, Sofie Magdalene. This collection of some of those letters begins when Dahl is only nine years old and stretches across time as he becomes a fighter pilot, diplomat, and spy, and includes the beginning of his own family. Some strong language. 2016.

Rhetoric: A Very Short Introduction
DB86634 5 hours 30 minutes
by Richard Toye
read by Gary Telles
Professor of modern history explores the art of rhetoric—using language effectively to persuade or influence others. Traces the development of rhetoric, from its inception in ancient Greece and Rome, through the Victorian era, to its present-day employment in politics and culture. Identifies the types of rhetorical methods. 2013.

Libertarians on the Prairie: Laura Ingalls Wilder, Rose Wilder Lane, and the Making of the Little House Books
DB86561 10 hours 36 minutes
by Christine Woodside
read by Jill Ferris
An examination of the collaboration between famed pioneer author Laura Ingalls Wilder and her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane. The author shows how Rose, who served as mentor to the second Libertarian presidential candidate, reshaped Laura’s stories to fit her political leanings. Also discusses their personal relationship and later estrangement. 2016.

Medicine and Health

A Guide to Survivorship for Women Who Have Ovarian Cancer, 2nd Edition
DB87108 12 hours 9 minutes
edited by Robert E. Bristow and others
read by Kerry Dukin
Committed to self-determination for patients, clinicians spell out every aspect of ovarian cancer. Covers understanding the diagnosis, choosing genetic testing, learning about treatment options—such as surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and integrative medicine—and maintaining quality of life, including controlling pain and suffering, and preparing for death. 2015.

The End of Heart Disease: The Eat to Live Plan to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease
DB86314 15 hours 16 minutes
by Joel Fuhrman
read by Kurt Elftmann
The physician and nutritional researcher who authored Eat to Live Cookbook (DB77709) and Super Immunity (DB76611) focuses here on using diet to prevent and reverse heart disease. Includes meal plans and recipes using natural nutrient-dense foods, greatly reducing animal products, and eliminating refined grains and sweeteners. 2016.

Younger: A Breakthrough Program to Reset Your Genes, Reverse Aging, and Turn Back the Clock Ten Years
DB87899 12 hours 35 minutes
by Sara Gottfried
read by Faith Potts
Medical doctor who wrote The Hormone Reset Diet (DB81016) presents a seven-week program to work with genes to make healthier choices aimed at aging well. Her weekly focal points are feed, sleep, move, release, expose, soothe, and think. Includes recipes, stretches, and a gene reference guide. 2017.

Mistreated: Why We Think We’re Getting Good Health Care—and Why We’re Usually Wrong
DB88180 12 hours 1 minute
by Robert Pearl
read by Jamie Renell
Health industry leader explains why misperception is so common in medicine, both for patients and physicians. Solving the challenges of health care today—including excessive costs, poor quality, and the lack of convenience—will require an understanding of this phenomenon, and an approach that aligns health care delivery with up-to-date information. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Stem Cells: A Very Short Introduction
DB86792 5 hours 38 minutes
by Jonathan Slack
read by J.P. Linton
Developmental biologist explains what stem cells are, what scientists do with them, what stem-cell therapies are available, and how they might be used in the future. Focuses on the science behind stem-cell research, rather than issues in law or politics. Gives a realistic assessment of clinical applications. 2012.

Just Breathe Out: Using Your Breath to Create a New, Healthier You
DB86922 3 hours 58 minutes
by Betsy Thomason
read by Eva Wilhelm
Respiratory therapist explains the benefits reaped by breathing-impaired individuals, athletes, firemen, and anyone else who uses the BreatheOutDynamic system (BODs) designed by Olympic cycling coach Ian Jackson. Describes how to breathe with an active, spine-stretching outbreath and a passive, relaxed inbreath and how to incorporate BODs into everyday living. 2016.

Zero Sugar Diet: The 14-Day Plan to Flatten Your Belly, Crush Cravings, and Help Keep You Lean for Life
DB86919 8 hours 38 minutes
by David Zinczenko
read by Bob Moore
The author of The Abs Diet (DB59337) promises many health benefits by completely giving up foods with added sugar for two weeks, followed by avoiding foods that have more sugar than fiber. Includes menus, recipes, exercises, and an aisle-by-aisle shopping guide. 2016.


Just Getting Started
DB87113 5 hours 12 minutes
by Tony Bennett
read by Gregory Maupin
Legendary singer and author of Life Is a Gift (DB76027) shares stories of the many people—and a few places—who inspired and influenced him. The forty-two short profiles include Bob Hope, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Lady Gaga, and his parents. 2016.

The Skin above My Knee
DB88072 6 hours 52 minutes
by Marcia Butler
read by Marcia Butler
The memoir of a professional oboist. Music was an escape from a difficult home life for the author, from early memories of Wagner records, to her first experience with playing an instrument. While the abuse she experienced at home colored later relationships, music remained a solace. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Moscow Nights: The Van Cliburn Story—How One Man and His Piano Transformed the Cold War
DB86789 14 hours 9 minutes
by Nigel Cliff
read by Michael Scherer
In 1958, a twenty-three-year-old pianist from Texas named Van Cliburn entered the first International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. The Soviets had no intention of letting an outsider win the contest, but Cliburn won them over with his passion for music, becoming an international phenomenon. 2016.

Violins of Hope: Violins of the Holocaust—Instruments of Hope and Liberation in Mankind’s Darkest Hour
DB87215 7 hours 40 minutes
by James A. Grymes
read by Barry Bernson
A musicologist chronicles seven violins that were played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. Each chapter covers a violin, the musician whose life it touched, and the path it took to Israeli violinmaker Amnon Weinstein, who collects the instruments and their stories. Some violence. 2014.

I Am Brian Wilson: A Memoir
DB86546 11 hours 3 minutes
by Brian Wilson
read by Gary Tipton
One of the founding members of the Beach Boys reflects on his life, his music, and his battles with mental illness. Wilson discusses the abuse he experienced from his father and his psychiatrist, and his battle back to health, happiness, and making music. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2016.

Nature and the Environment

The Tide: The Science and Stories behind the Greatest Force on Earth
DB87117 12 hours 1 minute
by Hugh Aldersey-Williams
read by Barry Bernson
Author of Anatomies (DB77022) provides an episodic history of scientific research into the tides. Also discusses literary portrayals of tidal phenomena and their effects on communities, from the times of the Ancient Greeks to the modern period. 2016.

Common Ground: Encounters with Nature at the Edges of Life
DB87028 12 hours 37 minutes
by Rob Cowen
read by Bill Burton
Journalist reflects on leaving his life in London for a new one in northern England. Describes exploring his new habitat and coming to know a square-mile patch of land on the edge of town. Discusses the ways interacting with nature has influenced his own personal growth. 2015.

Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness
DB87841 8 hours 23 minutes
by Peter Godfrey-Smith
read by Jon Pinnow
A philosopher examines the evolution of consciousness in marine life that resulted in the cephalopod class, which includes cuttlefish, squid, and octopi. Discusses the development of neural systems, impact of social interaction, use of chromatophores for camouflage and communication by octopi and cuttlefish, and changing environmental hazards. 2016.

The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors
DB88187 10 hours 28 minutes
by David George Haskell
read by various narrators
Biology professor examines the connectivity of trees among themselves and with the environment surrounding them. Provides an analysis of the Amazonian rain forests, a comparison of forests in Northern Ontario and their bird populations, and the apparent communication with the wildlife living in arboreal ecosystems. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature
DB86749 6 hours 38 minutes
by J. Drew Lanham
read by Bob Moore
Naturalist describes his family history and the development of his love for the natural world around him. Discusses the issue of race both in the everyday enjoyment of the outdoors and in his professional life. Examines the impact of the home where he grew up and the loss of it. 2016.

Rivers: A Very Short Introduction
DB87174 4 hours 7 minutes
by Nick Middleton
read by Lou Harpenau
Geographer offers a synthesis of the extraordinarily important part played by rivers in human history and culture. Examples—including the Amazon, the Danube, the Ganges, and the Mississippi—are provided from every continent. Explores the science of river flow and flood control, rivers in mythology and literature, and rivers’ role in commerce. 2012.

Scientists Confront Creationism: Intelligent Design and Beyond
DB87503 21 hours 10 minutes
edited by Andrew J. Petto and Laurie R. Godfrey
read by Jake Williams
Follow-up to Scientists Confront Creationism (DB22225) addresses the evolution of the creationism argument to that of intelligent design. Fifteen essays by scientists are grouped into three parts: assessments of anti-evolutionary stances, scientific perspectives regarding evolution, and understanding science as a way to engage with the world. 2007.

Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel
DB87621 18 hours 11 minutes
by Carl Safina
read by Bill Burton
Ecologist examines the boundary between humans and nonhuman animals, using field observations as well as laboratory research into brain activity. Highlights elephants in Amboseli National Park in Kenya, wolves in Yellowstone National Park, and killer whales off the Pacific Northwest coast. 2015.


Plato: A Very Short Introduction
DB86540 2 hours 43 minutes
by Julia Annas
read by Peter Holdway
Professor of philosophy elucidates the life and work of the Athenian philosopher (427 BCE–347 BCE). Discusses the central problems raised in the dialogs between Socrates and his interlocutors: the nature of reality, the question of how we know, the validity of what we believe, and the place of individuals in society. 2003.

Thought: A Very Short Introduction
DB87179 3 hours 57 minutes
by Tim Bayne
read by Lou Harpenau
Professor of philosophy offers an account of the structures and mechanisms of thought, drawing on philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, and anthropology. Establishes distinctions between thought and other mental states. Probes the relationship between thought and language. Investigates how delusions—pathologies of thought—arise. Asks whether we are ethically responsible for our thoughts. 2013.

Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction
DB86536 5 hours 32 minutes
by Edward Craig
read by Gary Telles
Philosophy professor briefly addresses some of the key problems in philosophical thinking: How should we live? What really exists? How do we know? Contends that philosophy in the hands of such thinkers as Plato, Descartes, Hobbes, Hume, Hegel, Darwin, Mill, and de Beauvoir was responsive to real-life needs and events. 2002.

Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction
DB86451 5 hours 3 minutes
by David DeGrazia
read by Maggy Stacy
Philosophy professor discusses the history of ideas on the moral status of non-human animals in Western and non-Western cultures. Examines the existence and nature of animals’ feelings and interests. Explores the ethics of keeping zoo animals, the harm of confinement, the issue of animal research, and alternatives. 2002.

Russell: A Very Short Introduction
DB86638 4 hours 52 minutes
by A.C. Grayling
read by Michael Scherer
Introduction to the life and work of Bertrand Russell (1872–1970), one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century. Discusses Russell’s contributions to mathematics, logic, and philosophy; his social and political thought; his complex pacifism; and his later antinuclear campaigning. Notes Russell’s far-reaching influence and legacy. 2002.

American Philosophy: A Love Story
DB86927 9 hours 0 minutes
by John Kaag
read by Robert Sams
A professor of philosophy was at an emotional and professional crossroads when he came across the neglected library of American philosopher William Earnest Hocking. His discovery and efforts to save the rare collection revived his love of philosophy and led to romance with a fellow scholar. 2016.

Knowledge: A Very Short Introduction
DB86397 4 hours 5 minutes
by Jennifer Nagel
read by Lou Harpenau
Philosophy professor asks what it means to know, and examines the search for knowledge, its identification, distinction from facts and truth, and doubting the possibility of knowledge. Explores various theories, challenges to classical analysis, and the goal of finding a theory that explains both the abstract and the observational. 2014.

Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction
DB86535 5 hours 19 minutes
by Raymond Wacks
read by Robert Sams
Professor of law and legal theory examines the nature of legal systems. Explores the central questions of jurisprudence: is the law a set of universal moral principles or is it merely a collection of man-made rules? Does it have specific purposes? Can it be divorced from its social context? 2014.

Epicureanism: A Very Short Introduction
DB85707 4 hours 25 minutes
by Catherine Wilson
read by Stephen Van Doren
Philosophy professor examines the ancient ethical system sometimes mischaracterized as excessive pursuit of pleasure and luxury. Explains the key ideas of the Epicurean school, such as considering nature to consist of atoms and the void, compares them to those of the rival Stoics and with Kantian ethics, and traces their influence on the development of scientific and political thought. 2015.


Collected Poems
DB87121 7 hours 40 minutes
by Marie Ponsot
read by Gabriella Cavallero
An expansive collection of the award-winning poet’s work, covering sixty years, from 1956 to 2016. Her poems value the local and personal as a proving ground for grand mysteries and examine the underground lives of women. 2016.

Ocular Proof
DB87253 1 hour 20 minutes
by Martha Ronk
read by Lise Bruneau
A collection of poems examining what people see and how photographs modify sight as they capture, distort, frame, and encourage discovery. Also explores the power of visual imagery in the modern world and the commonality of fixation on focused details. 2016.

Psychology and Self-Help

Boundaries with Kids: How Healthy Choices Grow Healthy Children
DB87866 8 hours 30 minutes
by Henry Cloud and John Townsend
read by Kerry Dukin
A guide for parents on how to establish healthy boundaries for children to help them take responsibility for their actions, attitudes, and emotions. Includes content on setting limits, applying the authors’ ten laws of boundaries, and defining consequences, among other things. 1998.

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
DB87002 13 hours 15 minutes
by Michael Lewis
read by Bill Wallace
Author of The Blind Side (DB63689) and Moneyball (DB56245) looks at the personalities, friendship, and groundbreaking work of two psychologists, Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky. The pair studied how we use irrational criteria to make most of the decisions in our lives. Bestseller. 2016.

I Don’t Belong to You: Quiet the Noise and Find Your Voice
DB87893 9 hours 1 minute
by Keke Palmer
read by Kay Kerimian
A guide for young women from the African American actress and singer. Sharing stories from her own life, the author tackles topics such as self-esteem, peer pressure, anxiety, body image, and living a creative, passionate life. Some strong language. 2017.

On Edge: A Journey through Anxiety
DB88058 8 hours 50 minutes
by Andrea Petersen
read by Andrea Petersen
A Wall Street Journal reporter shares the story of her fifteen-year battle with anxiety disorder. Her first experience in college was misdiagnosed variously, including the possibility of a brain tumor. In addition to her personal experiences, she surveys the current state of research on medications and treatments. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy
DB87776 6 hours 16 minutes
by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant
read by Elisa Donovan
The COO of Facebook and author of Lean In (DB76404) collaborates with a psychology professor to discuss the grieving process. Sandberg shares her experiences after the death of her husband. Presents what she learned about coping and growing after tragedy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.


Religion in America: A Very Short Introduction
DB87171 4 hours 24 minutes
by Timothy Beal
read by Lou Harpenau
Professor of religion attempts to encompass this vast territory by alternating between big-picture generalizations and local snapshots. Presents an overview of the history of the subject, from early Native American traditions to the present. Looks at church-membership statistics, upstart and outsider religions, and religion in politics and popular culture. 2008.

The Old Testament: A Very Short Introduction
DB86529 4 hours 43 minutes
by Michael Coogan
read by Robert Sams
Professor of religious studies offers a wide-ranging study of the Old Testament, examining its importance as history, literature, and sacred text. Looks at differences among bibles used by Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox Christians, and Protestants. Explains how modern scholarship, including archaeological evidence, has enriched understanding of the Old Testament. 2008.

Kabbalah: A Very Short Introduction
DB86396 4 hours 4 minutes
by Joseph Dan
read by Lou Harpenau
Authority on Jewish mysticism—who acknowledges that “kabbalah” has had many meanings over the centuries—surveys the phenomena described as “kabbalistic” in various periods and cultures. Discusses kabbalah’s roots in medieval Jewish texts, integration into Christian theology and European philosophy, and importance in contemporary New Age thought. 2006.

Half Truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and Other Things the Bible Doesn’t Say
DB87908 3 hours 12 minutes
by Adam Hamilton
read by Bob Moore
Pastor explores teachings and sayings that he believes contain some truth but that can be hurtful to people. Specifically examines, among other phrases, “Everything happens for a reason,” “God helps those who help themselves,” and “God won’t give you more than you can handle.” 2016.

Martin Luther: A Very Short Introduction
DB86405 4 hours 9 minutes
by Scott H. Hendrix
read by Lou Harpenau
Reformation scholar recaps the life of Martin Luther (1483–1546) and his impact on sixteenth-century Europe. Traces the development of Luther’s theology, his break with Catholic teachings and practices, and the roots of his hostility toward Jews. Challenges several long-told stories about Luther. 2010.

The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction
DB86417 4 hours 26 minutes
by Luke Timothy Johnson
read by Lou Harpenau
Theology professor and former Benedictine monk examines the origins and evolution of the earliest Christian writings, from anthropological, historical, religious, and literary perspectives. Presents a broad conceptual and factual framework, and looks in depth at Paul’s letters to the Corinthians and Romans and the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. 2010.

Siddhartha’s Brain: Unlocking the Ancient Science of Enlightenment
DB86946 11 hours 40 minutes
by James Kingsland
read by Terry Donnelly
Journalist investigates the psychology and neuroscience behind meditation and Buddhist practices. Analyzes scientific research as well as Buddhist scripture, and discusses the concept of mindfulness in the age of digital overload. Includes six guided meditation exercises. 2016.

The People and the Books: 18 Classics of Jewish Literature
DB87806 13 hours 51 minutes
by Adam Kirsch
read by Jeremy Gage
Poet examines Jewish literary tradition to understand central questions and themes repeated through Jewish history and culture, such as the nature of God and the Promised Land. Discusses the books of Deuteronomy and Esther from the Bible and works by Flavius Josephus, Maimonides, Glückel of Hameln, and more. 2016.

The Reformation: A Very Short Introduction
DB87170 4 hours 51 minutes
by Peter Marshall
read by Lou Harpenau
Historian surveys religious turbulence in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Europe. Discusses the Protestant movements inaugurated by Martin Luther and John Calvin, but argues that the Reformation should be understood more broadly as numerous interlocking political, social, and religious upheavals across the continent. Assesses the period’s legacy in the present day. 2009.

We Were the Future: A Memoir of the Kibbutz
DB87915 7 hours 1 minute
by Yael Neeman
read by Marsha Rehns
Memoir of growing up during the 1960s and 1970s on a kibbutz in northern Israel, which was founded primarily by Hungarian Holocaust survivors. Discusses the communal aspects of child rearing, education, and the work expected of community members. Translated from the 2011 Hebrew edition. 2016.

The Joy of Love: On Love in the Family; Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia of the Holy Father Francis to Bishops, Priests, and Deacons; Consecrated Persons; Christian Married Couples; and All the Lay Faithful
DB88028 7 hours 1 minute
by Pope Francis
read by Jeff Allin
Drawing on the work done during the 2014 and 2015 synods of Catholic bishops, Pope Francis presents a message focusing on the beauty of married love and the creation of children. Addresses challenges of the twenty-first century, including extreme poverty and secularization. 2016.

Paul: A Very Short Introduction
DB86532 6 hours 25 minutes
by E.P. Sanders
read by Patrick Downer
Professor of religion appraises the life, mission, theology, and complexities of Paul the apostle, itinerant missionary of the early Christian movement. Explains how Paul’s epistles became foundational texts of Christian theology, espousing notions of the death, resurrection, and lordship of Jesus Christ; of salvation by faith; and of forgiveness of sins. 1991.

Village Atheists: How America’s Unbelievers Made Their Way in a Godly Nation
DB87205 10 hours 29 minutes
by Leigh Eric Schmidt
read by Ray Foushee
Examines of the role of atheists in American life and politics since the arrival of the first settlers. Discusses prominent atheists and their interactions with the government and civic organizations that prized an adherence to faith, even if that faith was not Christianity. 2016.

A Spectacle of Glory: God’s Light Shining through Me Every Day
DB87637 11 hours 47 minutes
by Joni Eareckson Tada
read by Jill Ferris
Quadriplegic who deals with chronic pain presents a daily devotional focusing on allowing God to showcase glory through the reader. Addresses discouragement, anxiety, facing hardships, persevering, and more. 2016.

God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships
DB87766 5 hours 56 minutes
by Matthew Vines
read by Matthew Vines
Presents research into biblical teachings regarding same-sex relationships. Discusses marriage covenants, application of the teachings of Jesus, the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, celibacy, the exhortations of Paul concerning same-sex relations, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Ireland’s Immortals: A History of the Gods of Irish Myth
DB87900 30 hours 3 minutes
by Mark Williams
read by Terry Donnelly
Describes the ways that Ireland’s pagan divinities’ transformed over time, particularly how they became literary characters during the medieval Christian era and then were recast once more during the Celtic Revival in the late-nineteenth century. Also discusses more modern reimaginings in popular culture far beyond Ireland. 2016.

Science and Technology

Physical Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction
DB86537 3 hours 56 minutes
by Peter Atkins
read by Mark Ashby
Chemist and former professor explains the principles of the conceptual infrastructure of chemistry in a formula- and equation-free manner. Discusses the inner structure of atoms, the laws of thermodynamics, and the states of matter—solid, liquid, and gas, but also borderline states like liquid crystals and nanomaterials. Reports on practical applications and the challenges ahead. 2014.

Structural Engineering: A Very Short Introduction
DB87145 4 hours 27 minutes
by David Blockley
read by Laura Adducci
Engineer and academic scientist explores, in nontechnical language, how engineers build safe and resilient structures, providing examples ranging from the Shard in London and the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco to jumbo jets like the A380 and the Queen Elizabeth cruise liner. Examines the close relationship between architectural and structural form. 2014.

Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation
DB87544 13 hours 28 minutes
by Alan Burdick
read by Patrick Downer
Journalist distills his ten years of research into the concept of time. Discusses time as a scientific concept, the ways time is experienced according to age and geographic location, and twenty-first century investigations into it—including those by neuroscientists. 2017.

Evolution: A Very Short Introduction
DB86466 4 hours 27 minutes
by Brian Charlesworth and Deborah Charlesworth
read by Mare Trevathan
Overview of the basic findings and concepts of evolutionary biology. Explains adaptation, natural selection, and how species become distinct. Summarizes the evidence supporting evolution and poses questions that scientists still grapple with, such as why we age. 2003.

Nothing: A Very Short Introduction
DB86326 4 hours 54 minutes
by Frank Close
read by Kay Kerimian
Oxford physics professor explores the science and history of thinking about nothing, from the pre-Socratic philosophers and Aristotle—who held that no place could be completely empty (“nature abhors a vacuum”)—through theories of Newton and Einstein, to modern particle physics and prospective answers to fundamental questions about the cosmos. 2009.

Isotopes: A Very Short Introduction
DB86476 5 hours 48 minutes
by Rob Ellam
read by Joe Wilson
Scientist explains isotopes—variants of an element that have the same atomic number but a different atomic mass—and the instruments used to measure them. Describes the many applications of isotopes in medicine, geology, archaeology, astronomy, and other fields. 2016.

The Book That Changed America: How Darwin’s Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation
DB87345 9 hours 42 minutes
by Randall Fuller
read by Stefan Rudnicki
An examination of the impact of Charles Darwin’s The Origin of Species (DB15937) on American audiences after its release in 1860, particularly in regard to the institution of slavery. Traces the intellectuals who first consumed it and the ways they incorporated it into their work. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction
DB86406 5 hours 1 minute
by Timothy Gowers
read by Lou Harpenau
Mathematics professor offers a not-too-technical approach to understanding and appreciating the application of mathematics to real-world problems. Emphasizes the advantage of learning to think abstractly to overcome philosophical barriers. Explains axioms, theorems, Euclid’s importance, high-dimensional geometry, proofs, manifolds, and logarithms. Includes frequently asked questions (FAQs) about mathematicians. 2002.

Weather in the Courtroom: Memoirs from a Career in Forensic Meteorology
DB87853 7 hours 54 minutes
by William H. Haggard
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
A former director of the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) details the development of the use of meteorological data as a forensic science tool. Discusses the rise of consulting meteorologists to interpret the data in the courtroom. 2016.

Numbers: A Very Short Introduction
DB86328 4 hours 58 minutes
by Peter M. Higgins
read by Michael Scherer
Professor of mathematics explains, in everyday language, the various kinds of numbers that arise and how they behave. Considers numbers in their own right, without reference to anything else. Begins with simple counting and progresses to irrational and imaginary numbers and complex numbers and matrices. 2011.

Nuclear Power: A Very Short Introduction
DB86327 4 hours 21 minutes
by Maxwell Irvine
read by Michael Scherer
Physics professor provides an overview of the development of nuclear science and the emergence of the nuclear power industry. Assesses risks, costs, and potential future prospects. Addresses anxieties provoked by reactor incidents such as those at Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima. Examines the possibility of nuclear fusion replacing nuclear fission. 2011.

Global Catastrophes: A Very Short Introduction
DB86470 5 hours 6 minutes
by Bill McGuire
read by Maggy Stacy
Examines dynamic geophysical events and changes of the last 4.6 billion years—those that destroy life and property, and those that humans might control. Discusses threats from Earth (volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, climate change) and threats from space (comet and asteroid impacts). 2014.

Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World
DB87772 11 hours 26 minutes
by Bill Nye
read by Bill Nye
Author of Undeniable (DB80377) discusses the ways science can be used to direct and drive policy changes to improve the world, particularly in regard to climate change. Examines global warming, alternative energy sources, the “green” lifestyle, space exploration, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Plants: A Very Short Introduction
DB86539 5 hours 19 minutes
by Timothy Walker
read by Gary Telles
Lecturer in biology and director of Oxford Botanic Garden provides a concise account of the nature of plants and their diversity worldwide. A fundamental component of our biosphere, their evolution has been intertwined with that of animal life. Discusses plants in water, plants on land, and plants that move about. 2012.

Convergence: The Idea at the Heart of Science; How the Different Disciplines Are Coming Together to Tell One Coherent, Interlocking Story, and Making Science the Basis for Other Forms of Knowledge
DB88026 21 hours 51 minutes
by Peter Watson
read by Patrick Downer
Author of The Caravaggio Conspiracy (DB20780) and Sotheby’s (DB47021) examines the convergence of scientific fields to develop unified theories and studies of practice. Discusses breakthrough theories, the impact of physics, the differentiation between physical and biological sciences, and connecting minerals to man. 2016.

Robotics: A Very Short Introduction
DB86636 4 hours 22 minutes
by Alan Winfield
read by Mark Ashby
Professor of electronic engineering examines the design, application, and function of robots from a technological perspective. Classifies robots in use in a variety of real-life situations: on assembly lines, in warehouses, in agriculture, in the military, and in medicine. Outlines possible future developments and ponders the ethical dimension of robotics. 2012.

Social Sciences

Work: A Very Short Introduction
DB87193 5 hours 6 minutes
by Stephen Fineman
read by Kerry Dukin
Professor of organization studies draws on psychology, sociology, management, and social history for this multidisciplinary account of work—as a concept and as practical experience. Examines the cultural and social factors that influence the way we work, the ethics of certain types of work, and factors affecting the future of work. 2012.

Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin
DB87422 13 hours 32 minutes
by Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin
read by various narrators
The parents of Trayvon Martin, who was killed in 2012 by a neighborhood-watch volunteer, reflect on their son, their aspirations for him, the fallout from his death, Florida’s “stand your ground” defense—used by his killer—and the subsequent killings of young black men. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Witchcraft: A Very Short Introduction
DB87191 5 hours 30 minutes
by Malcolm Gaskill
read by Kerry Dukin
Professor of early modern history explores the origins and history of witchcraft, from prehistory to present day paganism and popular media, asking why it still features so heavily in our culture. Considers the classic period (1500–1900) of witchcraft trials and witch-hunting, including the infamous Salem panic of 1692. 2010.

Sexual Assault: The Ultimate Teen Guide
DB87663 7 hours 11 minutes
by Olivia Ghafoerkhan
read by Kay Kerimian
Defines sexual assault, from unwanted kissing and groping to rape. Uses personal accounts to highlight the various types of sexual assault, what you should do if you are a victim, and how to support survivors. Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Trust: A Very Short Introduction
DB86891 4 hours 33 minutes
by Katherine Hawley
read by Emily Ellet
Professor of philosophy looks at the key ideas about trust and distrust. Draws on a wide range of disciplines—including philosophy, psychology, economics, and evolutionary biology—to emphasize the nature and importance of trusting and being trusted. Affirms the importance of trust in both personal and public spheres, in family life, and in politics. 2012.

Critical World Issues, Books 5–8
DB87667 9 hours 31 minutes
by Martin Johnson and others
read by Clay Teunis
Four books analyzing contentious issues. In Consumerism, the author examines the advantages and repercussions of our constant acquisition of goods. Also includes Drugs, Equal Opportunities, and Euthanasia. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Multiculturalism: A Very Short Introduction
DB86750 7 hours 20 minutes
by Ali Rattansi
read by Patrick Downer
Sociologist delves into multiculturalism in Western Europe and the tension between its emphasis on group identities and democratic countries’ emphasis on individual rights. Disputes oft-heard criticisms of multiculturalism but argues that growing diversity calls for new ways of integrating ethnic minorities into Western societies—what he calls “interculturalism.” 2011.

Criminal Justice: A Very Short Introduction
DB85699 5 hours 9 minutes
by Julian V. Roberts
read by Jake Williams
Overview of the criminal justice system in Western nations, from arrest to trial to punishment. Topics include police practices, plea bargaining, wrongful convictions, sentencing guidelines, prison conditions, the benefits of parole, and the future of the death penalty. 2015.

The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations, and Human Nature Teach Us about the Future of Urban Life
DB87883 16 hours 23 minutes
by Jonathan F.P. Rose
read by Bill Burton
Urban planner reflects on the integration of different areas of study, from archaeology to environmentalism and urban planning, to create sustainable city environments. Discusses the concepts of coherence, circularity, resilience, community, and compassion, and provides policy suggestions. 2016.

Ritual: A Very Short Introduction
DB86635 5 hours 48 minutes
by Barry Stephenson
read by Gary Telles
Professor of religious studies takes a multidisciplinary approach to understanding this fundamental human activity. Asks what ritual is and what it does, whether it is useful, and what forms it may take. Discusses ritual behavior in the animal kingdom, at the origin of culture, and in modern everyday life. 2015.

Feminism: A Very Short Introduction
DB86489 5 hours 20 minutes
by Margaret Walters
read by Catherine Byers
Looks at the history of the women’s movement from the Middle Ages through the twentieth century—when, after winning the fight for suffrage, feminists turned their attention to issues such as contraception, abortion rights, and sexual violence. Focuses on England but includes a chapter on feminism in developing countries. 2005.

Malthus: A Very Short Introduction
DB86403 4 hours 7 minutes
by Donald Winch
read by Lou Harpenau
Professor emeritus of intellectual history delves into the writings of English cleric T.R. Malthus (1766–1834), best known for his warnings about unbridled population growth. Discusses Malthus’s historical context, his admirers and critics, and his works on demography and political economy. 2013.

Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction
DB86511 5 hours 28 minutes
by Robert J.C. Young
read by Lou Harpenau
Professor of English and critical theory examines the political, social, and cultural after-effects of decolonization. Presents situations and testimony—rather than abstract theory—to represent the experiences of marginalization, dispossession, and subjugation. Argues that postcolonialism offers an activist political philosophy that may be mobilized against the global inequality between Western and non-Western people. 2003.

Sports and Recreation

Lucky Bastard: My Life, My Dad, and the Things I’m Not Allowed to Say on TV
DB87284 6 hours 57 minutes
by Joe Buck
read by Joe Buck
A sports broadcaster who covers both baseball and football shares stories from his life and career. Alongside anecdotes about famous players and games, he discusses his relationship with his late father, Jack Buck, who was also a famous broadcaster. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Perfect Pass: American Genius and the Reinvention of Football
DB86709 10 hours 18 minutes
by S.C. Gwynne
read by John Haag
Historian and author of Empire of the Summer Moon (DB71705) switches gears to examine the evolution of football strategy. As he discovers, the passing game was relatively rare before the 1980s, when Hal Mumme took over at small Iowa Wesleyan University and reinvented the offensive game. 2016.

The United States of Soccer: MLS and the Rise of American Soccer Fandom
DB87204 10 hours 7 minutes
by Phil West
read by Andy Pyle
A soccer journalist recounts the history of Major League Soccer in America. Beginning with its founding in 1993, the author looks at efforts to increase support for soccer in America and raise the reputation of the MLS on the world sporting stage. 2016.

Return of the King: LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Greatest Comeback in NBA History
DB87760 9 hours 30 minutes
by Brian Windhorst and Dave McMenamin
read by various narrators
In 2010, NBA basketball player James left the Cleveland team that had made him a star, to play in Miami. Two sports journalists tell the story of James’s decision to return to his hometown, and how he won a championship with the Cavaliers in 2016. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

QB: My Life behind the Spiral
DB87062 14 hours 28 minutes
by Steve Young
read by Jason Culp
Raised as a devout Mormon, the author was told he would never play quarterback when he first started at Brigham Young University. He went on to a successful career and became a star for the San Francisco 49ers, sharing here many details of his famous games. Some violence. 2016.

Stage and Screen

True South: Henry Hampton and Eyes on the Prize, the Landmark Television Series That Reframed the Civil Rights Movement
DB87652 19 hours 31 minutes
by Jon Else
read by Emily Ellet
In 1987, PBS aired a groundbreaking documentary on the civil rights movement called Eyes on the Prize. A producer of that series tells the story of the series creator, Henry Hampton, and his efforts to bring the story to television. Some violence and some strong language. 2017.

Cheech Is Not My Real Name . . . but Don’t Call Me Chong
DB87774 7 hours 31 minutes
by Cheech Marin
read by Cheech Marin
The comedian talks about his life and career, including his experiences as half of the comedy duo Cheech and Chong, who were known for “stoner humor.” Stories include how he met Chong in Canada, where he had fled to avoid the draft during the Vietnam War. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2017.

Showstoppers! The Surprising Backstage Stories of Broadway’s Most Remarkable Songs
DB87898 19 hours 10 minutes
by Gerald Nachman
read by Joe Peck
In a Broadway musical, there are usually a couple of songs that define the show and leave the audience humming afterwards. A journalist interviews various musical creators and performers to learn about the stories behind those famous songs from shows such as Chicago, Hello Dolly!, Evita, Annie, South Pacific, and more. 2017.

Beautiful Chaos: A Life in the Theater
DB86307 10 hours 52 minutes
by Carey Perloff
read by Kimberly Schraf
A memoir from the artistic director of San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater. In addition to sharing her experiences leading A.C.T. since 1992, Perloff discusses topics such as the role of theater in a world obsessed with technology and the challenge of being a woman in a male-dominated field. 2015.

Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night
DB87901 12 hours 55 minutes
by Jason Zinoman
read by Richard Davidson
A comedy critic for the New York Times examines the career of comedian and TV host David Letterman, especially his many years as host of two consecutive groundbreaking late-night TV shows. Includes interviews with Letterman and his collaborators. Some strong language. 2017.


Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London
DB87715 12 hours 26 minutes
by Lauren Elkin
read by Laura Giannarelli
Woman reflects on exploring international cities where she has lived over the years. Discusses growing up in New York City, studying in Paris, and eventually moving on to London, Venice, and Tokyo before returning to Paris and New York once more. Discusses famous female residents of the cities. 2016.

The Geography of Genius: A Search for the World’s Most Creative Places from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley
DB87318 13 hours 24 minutes
by Eric Weiner
read by Ken Kliban
Author of The Geography of Bliss (DB65862) travels around the world to Athens, Hangzhou, Florence, Edinburgh, Calcutta, Vienna, and Silicon Valley to investigate the ways creative geniuses have flourished in those environments. Profiles include Socrates, Jack Ma, the Medici dynasty, Beethoven, and others. 2016.

U.S. History

The War before Independence: 1775–1776
DB88053 13 hours 51 minutes
by Derek W. Beck
read by David Colacci
A recounting of the turbulent events that took place as the American colonies drew ever closer to independence. Discusses the infamous Battle of Bunker Hill, the Battle of Quebec, and the Boston Campaign, among other encounters between the Americans and the British. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The First Congress: How James Madison, George Washington, and a Group of Extraordinary Men Invented the Government
DB88010 13 hours 2 minutes
by Fergus M. Bordewich
read by Sean Runnette
Chronicles the work conducted by the members of the first Congress and President George Washington to turn a broad set of principles into the machinery of government. Topics include the passing of the first ten amendments to the Constitution, the resolving of bitter regional rivalries, choosing the location for the national capital, and many other achievements. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

American History: A Very Short Introduction
DB85554 5 hours 22 minutes
by Paul S. Boyer
read by Joe Biedrzycki
In his final work, historian Boyer tells the story of the United States from precolonial times through President Obama’s first term, striving to avoid “either an excessively upbeat, rose-tinted approach or an unduly negative one.” 2012.

Dark Places of the Earth: The Voyage of the Slave Ship Antelope
DB88067 11 hours 0 minutes
by Jonathan M. Bryant
read by Tom Zingarelli
When an illegal Spanish slave ship was spotted off the coast of Florida in 1820, the Supreme Court was faced with the task of determining the status of the three hundred African captives on board. The author recounts the eight-year legal conflict that followed. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Great Depression and the New Deal: A Very Short Introduction
DB87328 4 hours 51 minutes
by Eric Rauchway
read by Kerry Dukin
Examines the debt crisis after World War I, the Federal Reserve System’s and President Hoover’s responses, and the Depression’s widespread impact. Explains Roosevelt’s New Deal—what worked to reverse the Depression, what did not work, and what prevented future disasters. Includes listing of major federal acts, 1932–1938. 2008.

Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an: Islam and the Founders
DB86251 15 hours 45 minutes
by Denise A. Spellberg
read by Jeremy Gage
Recounts Thomas Jefferson’s 1765 purchase of a Qur’an, beginning a lifelong interest in Islam despite his personal disdain for it. Examines Jefferson’s thoughts on Muslims as future citizens of America and their potential role in a country with true religious pluralism. 2013.

All the Gallant Men: An American Sailor’s Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor
DB87007 6 hours 36 minutes
by Donald Stratton
read by David Hartley-Margolin
One of only five living survivors from aboard the U.S.S. Arizona during the Pearl Harbor surprise attack in 1941, Donald Stratton recounts his harrowing escape from the burning ship amid enemy fire, his ultimate recovery, and his determination to return to the fight. Violence. 2016.

The Education of George Washington: How a Forgotten Book Shaped the Character of a Hero
DB86708 12 hours 14 minutes
by Austin Washington
read by J.P. Linton
Examines A Panegyrick to the Memory of His Grace Frederick, Late Duke of Schonberg, the book that shaped and guided America’s first president. The author, a descendant of Washington, reveals the secret he discovered about Washington’s past that explains his true model for conduct, honor, and leadership. 2014.


World War II: A Very Short Introduction
DB87195 4 hours 36 minutes
by Gerhard L. Weinberg
read by Kerry Dukin
Historian explores the origins of the war in the years following World War I, leading up to the German invasion of Poland in 1939. Reviews key events, including the German invasion of the Soviet Union, the expansion of Japan’s war efforts, developments on the British home front, and the Allied victory. 2014.

World History

The War for All the Oceans
DB87938 22 hours 2 minutes
by Roy Adkins and Lesley Adkins
read by Patrick Lawlor
An account of the naval struggle that lasted from 1798 to 1815—a period that began with Napoleon’s seizure of power and ended with the War of 1812. The author uses eyewitness records to portray battles, daily life at sea, shipwrecks, press-gangs, and other events. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2007.

The History of the Medieval World: From the Conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade
DB87927 22 hours 45 minutes
by Susan Wise Bauer
read by John Lee
Presents a narrative global history of the Middle Ages. Covers, among other things, the schism between Rome and Constantinople, the rise of the T’ang Dynasty, the birth of Muhammad, and the crowning of Charlemagne. Also discusses how rulers of this time period turned to divine right to justify political and military action. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

The House of the Dead: Siberian Exile under the Tsars
DB87909 15 hours 21 minutes
by Daniel Beer
read by Mark Ashby
Examines the harsh realities of life as an exile to Siberia—a fate that more than one million prisoners and their families faced, from the beginning of the nineteenth century until the Russian Revolution. 2016.

The Secret History of the World: As Laid Down by the Secret Societies
DB88014 15 hours 54 minutes
by Mark Booth
read by John Lee
A tour of the alternative histories perpetuated by secret or underground societies that contradict mainstream accounts. Examines ancient mythology, Jewish folklore, Christian cults, Freemasons, and other perspectives. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

The Private Lives of the Tudors: Uncovering the Secrets of Britain’s Greatest Dynasty
DB87636 16 hours 58 minutes
by Tracy Borman
read by Kristin Allison
A historian draws on accounts given by the Tudor families’ attendants who stood by even during visits to the bathroom and who slept at the feet of the royals, aware of their most personal moments. Using these accounts, the author examines private life in the palace. 2016.

The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction
DB86632 4 hours 27 minutes
by Jerry Brotton
read by Mary Kane
A lecturer in Renaissance studies takes a global perspective on the extraordinary upheaval and transformation in culture, politics, art, and society in Europe between 1400 and 1600. Discusses conflicting positions of historians on the nature and scope of the period. Looks at the rise of humanism and the advent of secular literature. 2006.

The Sultan and the Queen: The Untold Story of Elizabeth and Islam
DB88013 12 hours 40 minutes
by Jerry Brotton
read by Ralph Lister
A look at how, after being excommunicated and facing economic limitations for her Protestant merchants, Queen Elizabeth began to court leaders in the Middle East, including Ottoman Sultan Murad III, with whom she formed an alliance. Discusses the surprising extent of Elizabethan England’s relationship with the Muslim world. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction
DB87176 4 hours 43 minutes
by Christopher Kelly
read by Lou Harpenau
Historian and classicist provides a thematic survey of the Empire, from the reign of Augustus through that of Marcus Aurelius. Describes how the Empire was formed and governed and characterizes its religions and social structure. Examines how local cultures were “Romanized.” Looks at modern interpretations in politics, literature, and movies. 2006.

Twentieth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction
DB87147 4 hours 44 minutes
by Kenneth O. Morgan
read by Laura Adducci
The culture and politics of Britain during a tumultuous century. Covers the trauma of the First World War, social divisions of the twenties, domestic and foreign-policy debates of the thirties, the impact of the Second World War, the loss of empire, Thatcherism and the advent of New Labour, and popular culture. 2000.

Black Square: Adventures in Post-Soviet Ukraine
DB87843 9 hours 19 minutes
by Sophie Pinkham
read by Kristin Allison
Journalist explores life in Ukraine, examining Ukraine’s repeated rebuilding of itself, the political roots of its early-twenty-first-century conflicts, and its issues with corruption, poverty, ethnic divisions, and Russian aggression. Also profiles the many-faceted lives of Ukrainian individuals, including a doctor, an art gallerist, and a musician. 2016.

Roman Britain: A Very Short Introduction
DB87175 3 hours 57 minutes
by Peter Salway
read by Lou Harpenau
Professor of history and archaeology of Roman Britain outlines key events of the period, from the first invasions by Julius Caesar in 55–54 BC through the collapse of Roman rule in AD 409. Discusses relations between Romans and Britons, whether in resistance or accommodation. Evaluates the aftermath of the occupation. 2015.

The Hundred Day Winter War: Finland’s Gallant Stand against the Soviet Army
DB86102 18 hours 32 minutes
by Gordon F. Sander
read by Ken Kliban
Recounts the Russian invasion of Finland in November 1939. Discusses military, political, and cultural contexts of the attack and draws on interviews with both Finnish and Russian veterans of the war. Some violence. 2013.

Plague: A Very Short Introduction
DB86538 4 hours 26 minutes
by Paul Slack
read by Michael Scherer
Professor of early modern social history provides a thematic overview of the disease that, owing to the virulence of its epidemics, has shaped the course of human history. Cases include the Black Death of 1348—which cut the population of Europe by one-third—and the Great Plague of London in 1665. 2012.

Sea Power: The History and Geopolitics of the World’s Oceans
DB88183 11 hours 4 minutes
by James Stavridis
read by Marc Cashman
An account of the history of naval power, examining its role in shaping the world. The author discusses how oceanic geography has shaped the fates of nations and examines pivotal moments in history determined by naval engagement. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

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Books for Children

Listed books were recently sent to cooperating libraries. Books and magazines are also available for immediate download from the NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) site at To order books or 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 are listed alphabetically within the headings Children’s Fiction and Children’s Nonfiction by subject category, author last name, and title. For example, the title Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown would be listed in Children’s Fiction under the Classics subject category and by the last name Brown.

 Children’s Fiction


DB86573 2 hours 51 minutes
retold by Suzanne Francis
read by Nona Pipes
In the ancient South Pacific, Moana, a born navigator, sets sail in search of a fabled island. She teams up with the legendary demi-god Maui, and they encounter enormous sea creatures and more. Adaptation of the Disney film version. For grades 2-4 and older readers. 2016.

DB87812 0 hours 13 minutes
by Chris Gall
read by Joe Peck
A young inventor accidentally creates a group of tiny robots that employ their unique abilities and teamwork to become incredibly useful—and maybe even change the world. Includes author’s note on the science and uses of nanorobotics. For preschool-grade 2. 2016.

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World
DB87424 7 hours 55 minutes
by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale
read by various narrators
A recent transplant from California, fourteen-year-old Doreen Green tries to fit in at her new school in New Jersey and keep her fluffy tail under wraps. After Doreen uses her powers to stop a group of troublemakers, however, she becomes a full-fledged superhero called Squirrel Girl. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2017.

Masterminds, Books 2–3
DB87645 15 hours 35 minutes
by Gordon Korman
read by Erik Sandvold
Two adventures, written in 2016 and 2017, in the series featuring four kids cloned from criminal masterminds. In Criminal Destiny, Eli, Tori, Amber, and Malik track down the founder of the clone project while being hunted. Includes Payback. Sequel to Masterminds (DB80852). For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2017.

Audacity Jones Steals the Show
DB87281 5 hours 19 minutes
by Kirby Larson
read by Lyssa Browne
Audacity Jones and her best friend, Bimmy, are on their way to New York City with Cypher, who is now a detective in the Pinkerton National Detective Agency. Their latest assignment involves Harry Houdini. Sequel to Audacity Jones to the Rescue (DB83398). Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2017.

Rebellion of Thieves: A Robyn Hoodlum Adventure
DB86705 5 hours 58 minutes
by Kekla Magoon
read by Terry Donnelly
Robyn Loxley plans to seize the opportunity to rescue her parents from the governor’s mansion by competing in the Iron Teen contest, although success could bring unwanted attention from the Nott City governor, Ignomus Crown. Sequel to Shadows of Sherwood (DB82538). For grades 5-8. 2016.

Mission to Moon Farm: Secrets of Bearhaven, Book 2
DB88129 5 hours 20 minutes
by K.E. Rocha
read by Louisa Gummer
Training to become a human operative at Bearhaven, the secret refuge his parents created, Spencer works on learning the bears’ language and improving his survival skills. When his best friend, a bear cub named Kate, is kidnapped, he must rescue her before it is too late. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2016.

Batgirl at Super Hero High
DB87282 4 hours 29 minutes
by Lisa Yee
read by Mae Whitman
Recruited to Super Hero High by Supergirl, tech genius Barbara Gordon trains for her new role as Batgirl alongside some of the most powerful teenagers in the galaxy. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2017.

Warren the 13th and the Whispering Woods
DB88101 5 hours 3 minutes
by Tania del Rio
read by Robert Sams
When his uncle causes the walking hotel to stop functioning, Warren travels into the dangerous Malwoods to rescue the hotel and his friends before evil Queen Calvina seizes control. Sequel to Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye (DB83736). For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2017.


The Poet’s Dog
DB87254 1 hour 4 minutes
by Patricia MacLachlan
read by Laura Giannarelli
Teddy, a dog, leads siblings Nickel and Flora through a terrible snowstorm to shelter in a cabin where he is flooded with memories of his deceased owner, a poet named Sylvan. For grades 3-6. 2016.

Chester and Gus
DB87878 5 hours 5 minutes
by Cammie McGovern
read by Mike Stefanelli
Chester has always wanted to become a service dog, but when he fails his certification test, it seems that his dream will never come true. But then a family adopts him to be a companion for their son, Gus, who has autism. For grades 4-7. 2017.

Maxi’s Secrets (Or, What You Can Learn from a Dog)
DB86948 6 hours 38 minutes
by Lynn Plourde
read by Nona Pipes
Timminy is reluctant to leave Portland behind and move to the country. As a consolation prize, however, he gains Maxi, a gentle giant of a dog who the family quickly discovers is deaf. Maxi changes Timminy’s life forever. For grades 4-7. 2016.

Ratpunzel: Hamster Princess
DB86838 2 hours 18 minutes
by Ursula Vernon
read by Catherine Byers
When Heady the hydra’s egg is stolen, Prince Wilbur contacts Princess Harriet Hamsterbone to come to the rescue. Their search leads them to a castle accessible only by a rat with a very long tail. Sequel to Of Mice and Magic (DB84323). For grades 3-6. 2016.


Kinda like Brothers
DB87870 5 hours 53 minutes
by Coe Booth
read by Alec Volz
When his mother takes in a twelve-year-old foster boy named Kevon, Jarrett is forced to share his room and his friends. Even though the two boys dislike one another, they both know that they are going to have to figure it out. For grades 4-7. 2014.

Everybody Cooks Rice
DB87891 0 hours 23 minutes
by Norah Dooley
read by Faith Potts
It’s dinnertime, and Carrie’s mom sends her into their culturally diverse neighborhood to search for her missing brother, Anthony. Carrie discovers that every house she visits cooks with rice. Includes recipes. For grades K-3. 1991.

Where You’ll Find Me
DB86560 5 hours 1 minute
by Natasha Friend
read by Mare Trevathan
After her mother’s attempted suicide, thirteen-year-old Anna goes to live with her father and his new family, and she learns to navigate the shifting loyalties of middle school friendships. Some strong language. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2016.

A Shelter in Our Car
DB87270 0 hours 19 minutes
by Monica Gunning
read by Laura Giannarelli
Since she left Jamaica for America after her father died, Zettie has lived in a car with her mother while they both go to school and plan for a real home. For preschool-grade 2. 2004.

Blooming at the Texas Sunrise Motel
DB87865 5 hours 50 minutes
by Kimberly Willis Holt
read by Erin Jones
After the sudden death of her parents, thirteen-year-old Stevie is sent to live at the rundown Texas Sunrise Motel, where she charms everyone except her estranged grandfather, Winston. For grades 4-7. 2017.

Rickshaw Girl
DB86837 1 hour 15 minutes
by Mitali Perkins
read by Catherine Byers
In her Bangladesh village, ten-year-old Naima excels at painting designs called alpanas. But for her to use her talent outside her home to help her impoverished family financially, she would have to be a boy—or disguise herself as one. For grades 3-6. 2007.

Two Naomis
DB87252 5 hours 48 minutes
by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich and Audrey Vernick
read by Laura Giannarelli
When Naomi Marie’s mom and Naomi Edith’s dad get serious about their relationship, the two girls are unsure how to deal with the changes in their lives. The two begin to adapt and bond over a computer-programming class and debates about baked goods. For grades 3-6. 2016.


Miss Ellicott’s School for the Magically Minded
DB87822 8 hours 29 minutes
by Sage Blackwood
read by Abigail Maupin
When her teacher Miss Ellicott mysteriously disappears along with all the other sorceresses in the city, troublemaker and talented magical maiden Chantel enlists the help of her friends to protect the Kingdom of Lightning Pass. For grades 4-7. 2017.

Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book
DB87534 6 hours 42 minutes
by Jennifer Donnelly
read by Colleen Delany
After sisters Love and Death make a bet over the fate of the Beast, Death stacks the odds in her favor by placing an enchanted book in the Beast’s library. Distracted by the fantasy offered within the pages, Belle must choose her reality. For grades 5-8. 2017.

The Tournament at Gorlan: Ranger’s Apprentice; The Early Years, Book 1
DB87330 11 hours 6 minutes
by John Flanagan
read by John Keating
Rangers Halt and Crowley travel north to seek Prince Duncan’s royal warrant to stop Morgarath, the Baron of Gorlan, from stealing the throne. But to succeed they will tread a dangerous path. Prequel to The Ruins of Gorlan (DB64370). Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2015.

The Princess in Black, Books 3–4
DB86673 0 hours 47 minutes
by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale
read by Laura Giannarelli
In The Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde, Princess Magnolia is alerted to a swarm of ravenous bunnies from Monster Land. In The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation, a much-needed break from battling monsters is interrupted by a sea creature. For grades K-3 and older readers. 2016.

The Unfairest of Them All: Ever After High, Book 2
DB88070 6 hours 40 minutes
by Shannon Hale
read by Kathleen McInerney
In the aftermath of Legacy Day, Raven Queen, reluctant leader of the Rebels, and Apple White, head of the Royals, work together when an Ever After High student, Maddie, gets in trouble, threatening all of their Happily Ever Afters. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2014.

The Secrets of Hexbridge Castle
DB86549 7 hours 46 minutes
by Gabrielle Kent
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Anticipating a dreadful summer alone, young Alfie Bloom unexpectedly inherits a castle. It conceals a dangerous, centuries-old secret that threatens everyone who lives within one thousand miles. For grades 4-7. 2015.

Hyacinth and the Secrets Beneath
DB88174 6 hours 48 minutes
by Jacob Sager Weinstein
read by Jessica Almasy
Hyacinth mixes hot and cold water in a sink in London with disastrous results, and she learns that the city was built on magical rivers that are now London’s sewers. Then she discovers her family is connected to the magic. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2017.

The Evil Wizard Smallbone
DB87343 8 hours 21 minutes
by Delia Sherman
read by Jesse Bernstein
When twelve-year-old Nick runs away from his uncle’s house in the middle of a blizzard, he stumbles on a very opinionated bookstore. He also meets its guardian, the Evil Wizard Smallbone, who calls Nick his apprentice even though he refuses to teach him magic. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2017.

Folk and Fairy Tales

Jason and the Argonauts: The First Great Quest in Greek Mythology
DB87073 1 hour 4 minutes
by Robert Byrd
read by Jeff Allin
A recounting of the legend of Greek hero Jason, the gifted Argonauts, and their dangerous quest to retrieve the magical Golden Fleece—said to have been sent by the Gods of Olympus. For grades 3-6. 2016.


Everyday Hero
DB87266 2 hours 59 minutes
by Kathleen Cherry
read by Faith Potts
Nobody at Alice’s new school knows that she has Asperger’s Syndrome, so it doesn’t take long for her odd behavior to get her time in detention. There, she makes an unlikely friend with Megan, a tough girl, who has secrets of her own. For grades 5-8. 2016.

Nothing but Trouble
DB87845 5 hours 59 minutes
by Jacqueline Davies
read by Mare Trevathan
Maggie yearns for excitement, but her mom and grumpy grandpop always manage to put a damper on her plans. When new girl Lena’s arrival coincides with pranks happening around town, Maggie discovers a perfect partner for mischief. For grades 5-8. 2016.

Nikki and Deja, Books 1–6
DB87526 9 hours 46 minutes
by Karen English
read by Lise Bruneau
Books one through six, written between 2007 and 2013, featuring the adventures of two best friends, Nikki and Deja, as they navigate the third grade. Includes Nikki and Deja, Birthday Blues, The Newsy News Newsletter, Election Madness, Wedding Drama, and Substitute Trouble. For grades 2-4. 2013.

The Apple Tart of Hope
DB86559 4 hours 36 minutes
by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald
read by Jon Pinnow
Oscar, a teenager who used to make incredible apple tarts, has gone missing and is presumed dead. But Oscar’s best friend, Meg, and his little brother, Stevie, believe he is alive, and they band together to figure out what happened to him. For grades 6-9. 2014.

Me and Marvin Gardens
DB87855 6 hours 15 minutes
by Amy Sarig King
read by Erik Sandvold
Obe Devlin spends a lot of his time cleaning up the polluted creek that runs through what little is left of his family’s once-extensive farmland. But one day by the creek Obe finds a strange creature that eats plastic, and he knows he must protect it. For grades 3-6. 2017.

The Infinity Year of Avalon James
DB86945 5 hours 34 minutes
by Dana Middleton
read by Emily Ellet
Avalon’s family is being torn apart and she is being bullied at school, so she anxiously waits for the magical power the she and her best friend Atticus are supposed to inherit between their tenth and eleventh birthdays. For grades 4-7. 2016.

Stella Batts: Pardon Me, Book 3
DB85823 1 hour 27 minutes
by Courtney Sheinmel
read by Graci Ragsdale-Miller
Stella Batts needs to find a new best friend after her previous one, Willa, moves away. The going is not as easy as she had hoped, but a pup at the pet store keeps her spirits up. For grades 3-6. 2012.

The Ethan I Was Before
DB87854 5 hours 57 minutes
by Ali Standish
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
After an accident in Boston, twelve-year-old Ethan struggles to cope with the aftermath. His family decides to try a fresh start in Palm Knot, Georgia. There, Ethan meets a spunky girl named Coralee, and he wonders if it is possible to be normal again. For grades 4-7. 2017.

Growing Up

Judy Moody, Books 10–13
DB87122 6 hours 23 minutes
by Megan McDonald
read by Mare Trevathan
Books ten through thirteen in the series, written between 2011 and 2016. Includes Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer; Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm; Judy Moody, Mood Martian; and Judy Moody and the Bucket List. For grades 2-4. 2016.

Juana and Lucas
DB87894 0 hours 49 minutes
by Juana Medina
read by Lise Bruneau
Juana, a spunky young girl from Colombia, loves playing with her canine best friend, Lucas, and resists boring school activities, especially learning English. But she changes her mind after her family entices her with a special trip to an English-speaking place. Pura Belpré Award. For grades 2-4. 2016.

DB87337 6 hours 35 minutes
by Holly Goldberg Sloan
read by Tara Sands
Very short for her age, Julia grows into her sense of self while playing a Munchkin in a summer regional theater production of The Wizard of Oz. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2017.

Historical Fiction

DB87220 3 hours 37 minutes
by Louise Erdrich
read by Jon Pinnow
1866. After moving to their new land, twin brothers Makoons and Chickadee are eager to learn to hunt the buffalo. But soon Makoons has a vision that foretells great challenges that his Ojibwe family may not be able to overcome. Sequel to Chickadee (DB79465). For grades 4-7. 2016.

Beyond the Bright Sea
DB88054 7 hours 18 minutes
by Lauren Wolk
read by various narrators
Abandoned and then rescued from a small boat when she was just hours old, Crow, now twelve, lives on a tiny, isolated piece of the starkly beautiful Elizabeth Islands in Massachusetts. When a mysterious fire appears across the water, she questions her history. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2017.


The Notebook of Doom Series, Books 5–8
DB85489 3 hours 58 minutes
by Troy Cummings
read by Dan Bloom
Four books, written between 2014 and 2015, featuring the continuing adventures of Alexander and his classmates. In Whack of the P-Rex, a monster made out of candy threatens the school. Includes Pop of the Bumpy Mummy, Flurry of the Snombies, and Charge of the Lightning Bugs. For grades 2-4. 2015.

Revenge of the Green Banana
DB87251 4 hours 58 minutes
by Jim Murphy
read by Joe Peck
Jimmy Murphy starts sixth grade determined to be a better student and impress the beautiful Kathy Gathers, but Sister Angelica has him and his friends pegged as troublemakers, and they may just prove her right. For grades 4-7. 2017.

Hamstersaurus Rex
DB87008 4 hours 0 minutes
by Tom O’Donnell
read by Jon Pinnow
A fearless hamster mysteriously appears and then escapes his cage in Mr. Copeland’s sixth-grade class. Sam tries to find and befriend the fuzzy rodent. Hamstersaurus Rex transforms after consuming a suspicious powder, and Sam may have found an ally against a bully. For grades 3-6. 2016.

Captain Underpants, Books 9–12
DB87027 7 hours 13 minutes
by Dav Pilkey
read by Andy Pyle
Books nine through twelve, written between 2012 and 2015, featuring two mischievous friends, George and Harold. Includes Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers, Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers, Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000, and Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot . For grades 2-4. 2015.

Jake the Fake Keeps It Real
DB87431 1 hour 49 minutes
by Craig Robinson and Adam Mansbach
read by Sullivan Jones
Jake has faked his way into the Music and Art Academy, the performing arts school for gifted students where his talented older sister rules. A jokester who can barely play an instrument, Jake will have to think of something quick or face the consequences. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2017.


The Absent Author: A to Z Mysteries
DB88069 0 hours 57 minutes
by Ron Roy
read by David Pittu
After famous mystery writer Wallis Wallace fails to appear at the bookstore to autograph books, Dink figures out that he’s been kidnapped. Dink and his best friends, Josh and Ruth Rose, trace Wallace’s itinerary, hoping they will arrive in time to rescue him. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 1997.

The Bald Bandit: A to Z Mysteries
DB88168 0 hours 44 minutes
by Ron Roy
read by David Pittu
When a bandit robs the Green Lawn Savings Bank, Detective Reddy turns to Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose to help find a boy who videotaped the crime. With a reward at stake, the three friends work to track him down, but the boy doesn’t want to be found. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 1997.

The Canary Caper: A to Z Mysteries
DB88169 0 hours 55 minutes
by Ron Roy
read by David Pittu
Mrs. Davis asks Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose to help search for her missing canary, Mozart. When other pets mysteriously disappear—including Ruth Rose’s cat, Tiger—the friends set out to catch the thief and return the animals to their rightful owners. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 1998.

Big Trouble: A Friday Barnes Mystery
DB87262 4 hours 44 minutes
by R.A. Spratt
read by Deborah Desmone
When Friday’s father shows up at her exclusive boarding school claiming her mother has been kidnapped, Friday uses her super-sleuthing skills to find the missing parent. But then she must deal with visiting royalty and an elusive master thief. Sequel to Friday Barnes, Under Suspicion (DB85939). For grades 3-6. 2015.

The Harlem Charade
DB87417 6 hours 51 minutes
by Natasha Tarpley
read by Bahni Turpin
Seventh-graders Jin, Alexandra, and Elvin come from very different backgrounds and circumstances, but they all live in Harlem. When Elvin’s grandfather is attacked, they band together to find out who is responsible. Their search leads them to very odd characters. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2017.

The Murderer’s Ape
DB87335 13 hours 48 minutes
by Jakob Wegelius
read by Kimberly Farr
When her best friend, the sailor Henry, is falsely accused of murder, a gorilla named Sally visits the run-down docks of Lisbon, embarks on a journey across the seven seas, and calls on the Maharaja of Bhapur’s magnificent court—all to clear Henry’s name. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2017.

Scary Stories

A Haunted Mystery, Books 3–4
DB87892 13 hours 57 minutes
by Chris Grabenstein
read by David DeBoy
Two ghostly mysteries, written in 2010 and 2011, featuring an inquisitive boy, Zack, who can see spirits. In The Smoky Corridor, Zack searches for a Confederate treasure, but needs to deal with a zombie first. In The Black Heart Crypt, an ancient ghost seeks revenge. For grades 5-8. 2011.

You Can’t Hide: Shadow House
DB87347 4 hours 15 minutes
by Dan Poblocki
read by Dan Bittner
Trapped inside haunted Larkspur House, Poppy, Marcus, Dash, Dylan, and Azumi are separated, and the sinister house uses their fears against them. Sequel to The Gathering (DB85765). Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2017.


The Carver Chronicles, Books 1–3
DB86669 7 hours 37 minutes
by Karen English
read by Joe Peck
Books one through three, written between 2013 and 2015, featuring Carver Elementary kids. In Dog Days, Gavin frets about his cool image after dog-sitting a yappy Pomeranian. Richard’s poor school performance gets him in trouble in Skateboard Party. Includes Don’t Feed the Geckos! For grades 2-4. 2015.

Annika Riz, Math Whiz
DB85058 1 hour 44 minutes
by Claudia Mills
read by Graci Ragsdale-Miller
Annika hopes to change her best friends’ hatred of math by winning a Sudoku contest at the local public library, but she’s a little worried because she is competing against other math whizzes. For grades 3-6. 2014.

Junie B. Jones: First Ever Musical Edition!
DB86909 1 hour 18 minutes
by Barbara Park
read by Lana Quintal
Compilation of Junie B., First Grader (at Last!) and fifteen songs from Junie B. Jones, The Musical. Melodies include: “Top Secret Personal Beeswax;” “Lucille, Camille, Chenille;” “You Can Be My Friend;” “Time to Make a Drawing;” “You Need Glasses;” and others. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2017.

Keena Ford, Books 1–3
DB87910 3 hours 5 minutes
by Melissa Thomson
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
Books one through three, written between 2008 and 2010, featuring young Keena Ford as she chronicles her many adventures in the second grade. Includes Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up, Keena Ford and the Field Trip Mix-Up, and Keena Ford and the Secret Journal Mix-Up. For grades K-3. 2010.

Science Fiction

Last Day on Mars: Chronicle of the Dark Star, Book 1
DB87872 7 hours 55 minutes
by Kevin Emerson
read by Alec Volz
While waiting to leave Mars before it burns up just like Earth before it, Liam and his friend Phoebe stumble onto an important discovery about time and space. They realize that the human race is just one of the many trying to survive in space. For grades 4-7. 2017.

Race the Night
DB86816 6 hours 12 minutes
by Kirsten Hubbard
read by Theresa Conkin
Eider might be living on a desert ranch with other children after the end of the world, but that won’t stop her from searching for the things that could make it all begin again—especially after Teacher makes an announcement that turns their lives upside down. For grades 4-7. 2016.

Sci-Fi Junior High
DB87430 2 hours 44 minutes
by John Martin and Scott Seegert
read by Nate Begle
Kelvin Klosmo is the new student at Sci-Fi Junior High on an intergalactic space station. As the unremarkable son of Earth’s two most famous geniuses, Kelvin struggles to fit in and also save the universe from a mad scientist. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2017.

Tall Tales

The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes
DB86754 0 hours 18 minutes
by Duncan Tonatiuh
read by Peter Holdway
A princess falls in love with a mere warrior, who vows always to be by her side. The emperor promises they can marry if the warrior defeats their enemy, but they don’t count on the enemy’s plan of deception. For grades K-3. 2016.

Children’s Nonfiction


A Storm Too Soon: A Remarkable True Survival Story in 80-foot Seas
DB87202 5 hours 10 minutes
by Michael J. Tougias
read by Scott Reynolds
Tougias tells the story of four coastguardsmen and their search for three veteran sailors who were on a forty-seven-foot sailboat that disappeared in the Gulf Stream during a calamitous storm in 2007. Adaptation for a younger audience. For grades 4-7. 2016.


Giant Squid
DB87387 0 hours 22 minutes
by Candace Fleming
read by Jeremy Gage
Explores the mysterious life and anatomy of the elusive giant squid. Provides details on the creature’s cunning defense mechanisms as it roams for prey in the ocean’s deep. For grades 2-4. 2016.

Bridge to the Wild: Behind the Scenes at the Zoo
DB86621 4 hours 7 minutes
by Caitlin O’Connell
read by Deborah Desmone
A glimpse of the daily activities that happen behind the scenes at Zoo Atlanta. Describes the work of animal caretakers and highlights the unique aspects of some of the animal exhibits, such as the Komodo dragon facility. The massive lizard possesses hunting characteristics similar to a velociraptor. For grades 4-7. 2016.


Mission to Pluto: The First Visit to an Ice Dwarf and the Kuiper Belt
DB87074 2 hours 52 minutes
by Mary Kay Carson
read by Faith Potts
Overview of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft project and an introduction to the team of scientists as they finally explore Pluto, the space entity originally considered a planet. Highlights the July 2015 Pluto system flyby and the targeted 2019 spacecraft visit to Kuiper belt object 2014 MU69. For grades 4-7. 2016.


Pathfinders: The Journeys of Sixteen Extraordinary Black Souls
DB87071 3 hours 45 minutes
by Tonya Bolden
read by Bob Moore
Profiles sixteen high-achieving African Americans from the eighteenth through the twentieth century, including spy Mary Bowser, concert singer Sissieretta Jones, and mathematician Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson. For grades 5-8. 2017.

Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz
DB87294 7 hours 34 minutes
by Michael Bornstein and Debbie Bornstein Holinstat
read by various narrators
Memoir of Michael Bornstein, who was four years old when he was carried out of Auschwitz in his grandmother’s arms. Recounts how his parents and a one well-timed illness saved his life. Discusses how others in his family dodged death at the hands of the Nazis. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9. 2017.

Fannie Never Flinched: One Woman’s Courage in the Struggle for American Labor Union Rights
DB86944 1 hour 41 minutes
by Mary Cronk Farrell
read by Emily Ellet
Recounts the life and work of Fanny Sellins (1872–1919), a union activist who fought and gave her life for equality and labor reform. Fannie traveled the country calling for fair wages and decent working conditions for garment and mine workers. For grades 4-7. 2016.

Who Was Maria Tallchief?
DB87227 1 hour 15 minutes
by Catherine Gourley
read by Hillary Huber
Biography of Elizabeth Marie Tall Chief (1925–2013), an Osage Indian prima ballerina whose love of dance took her from a life on a reservation to a career on the stage. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2002.

A Wicked History, Books 13–15
DB86888 5 hours 58 minutes
by Kimberley Heuston and others
read by Joe Peck
Three biographies, written between 2008 and 2010, featuring some of history’s most destructive leaders. Includes Napoleon: Emperor and Conqueror, Sir Francis Drake: Slave Trader and Pirate, and Vlad the Impaler: The Real Count Dracula. For grades 6-9. 2010.

Alexander Hamilton: The Making of America
DB87839 4 hours 55 minutes
by Teri Kanefield
read by Jill Ferris
Biography of the first Secretary of Treasury, founding father Alexander Hamilton (1755–1804). Begins with his tragic youth in the West Indies and ambition for a better life and continues until his untimely death in a reluctant duel in 1804 with Vice President Burr. Some violence. For grades 5-8. 2017.

Frederick Douglass: The Lion Who Wrote History
DB88092 0 hours 23 minutes
by Walter Dean Myers
read by James Konicek
Biography of Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) explores the role of literacy and how it shaped his youth while he was a slave. Recounts his journey to freedom, and his life as a leader of the abolitionist movement, a celebrated writer, an esteemed speaker, statesman, and a social reformer. For grades 2-4. 2017.

A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day
DB87075 0 hours 36 minutes
by Andrea Davis Pinkney
read by Jeff Allin
A poetic celebration of the extraordinary life of Ezra Jack Keats, creator of the Caldecott Medal winner The Snowy Day (DB43471). Recounts Keats’s life growing up in Brooklyn as a son of struggling Polish immigrants and his dream of becoming an artist. For grades 2-4. 2016.

Who Was Frederick Douglass?
DB87226 1 hour 6 minutes
by April Jones Prince
read by John H. Mayer
Presents the life of Frederick Douglass (1818–1895), who escaped slavery in Maryland to become a speaker and writer for abolition and the rights of African Americans and women. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2014.

To Dare Mighty Things: The Life of Theodore Roosevelt
DB87813 0 hours 33 minutes
by Doreen Rappaport
read by Clay Teunis
Recounts the life of Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (1858–1919), the twenty-sixth president of the United States. Discusses his happy youth as a naturalist, his time in charge of a cavalry regiment nicknamed the “Rough Riders,” and his efforts in conserving America’s natural resources. For grades 2-4. 2013.

Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History
DB87895 3 hours 6 minutes
by Kate Schatz
read by Kay Kerimian
The author of Rad American Women A–Z (DB82430) profiles more than forty extraordinary and inspiring women from around the world. Discusses the accomplishments of women throughout history, including Ireland’s Grace O’Malley (1530–1603), a famous sea captain who fought the English to protect her clansmen. For grades 5-8. 2016.


Eyes and Spies: How You’re Tracked and Why You Should Know
DB87907 3 hours 7 minutes
by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
read by James Konicek
Discusses how information and data are collected and used by individuals, governments, companies, and organizations. Presents arguments for both sides—more security versus more privacy—by examining topics such as in-school tracking with RFID chips, webcam surveillance, and the dangers of using social media. For grades 6-9. 2017.


Death at Kent State: How a Photograph Brought the Vietnam War Home to America
DB86924 1 hour 36 minutes
by Michael Burgan
read by Robert Sams
Discusses the protests that erupted across the nation following President Richard Nixon’s announcement of the Cambodian invasion and the subsequent shooting deaths of Kent State University students by the National Guard in 1970. Highlights the iconic photograph that became a symbol of the antiwar movement. For grades 5-8. 2017.

The Plot to Kill Hitler: Dietrich Bonhoeffer; Pastor, Spy, Unlikely Hero
DB86949 3 hours 41 minutes
by Patricia McCormick
read by Nona Pipes
Recounts the life and Nazi resistance efforts of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906–1945), a young minister who provided information to the Allies about Germany’s death camps and was part of the conspiracy to assassinate Hitler. For grades 5-8. 2016.

Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune
DB87201 7 hours 12 minutes
by Pamela S. Turner
read by Jon Huffman
Documents the true story of the legendary samurai Minamoto Yoshitsune (1159–1189), who was raised in the household of the enemies who killed his father. Later, Yoshitsune was sent to live in a monastery where, against the odds, he learned and perfected his fighting skills. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2016.


Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets
DB88096 1 hour 14 minutes
by Kwame Alexander and others
read by James Konicek
A collection of twenty poems by Kwame Alexander, Chris Colderly, and Marjory Wentworth, written in tribute to well-known poets from around the world. Pays homage to Langston Hughes, Sandra Cisneros, Maya Angelou, Rumi, and others. For grades 4-7. 2017.

One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance
DB87912 1 hour 46 minutes
by Nikki Grimes
read by Lise Bruneau
Collection of poetry with a fresh look at the poets of the Harlem Renaissance, including voices like Langston Hughes, Clara Ann Thompson, and many more writers of importance and resonance from this era. Grimes combines their work with her original poetry by using the Golden Shovel poetic form. For grades 6-9. 2017.


Who Is Jesus?
DB87012 1 hour 19 minutes
by Christina Goodings
read by Jon Pinnow
Examines Jesus’s life, what it was like growing up in Nazareth, his disciples, and his miracles. Also discusses Jesus’s teachings and words about forgiveness, repenting, and prayer. For grades 3-6. 2016.

Science and Technology

The Science of Science Fiction
DB88030 4 hours 10 minutes
by Matthew Brenden Wood
read by Michael Scherer
Uncovers the real science behind classic and modern science fiction stories, and explores such topics as cloning, artificial intelligence, living on Mars, alien life, and space and time travel. For grades 6-9. 2017.

Sports and Recreation

Strong Inside: The True Story of How Perry Wallace Broke College Basketball’s Color Line
DB87214 5 hours 0 minutes
by Andrew Maraniss
read by Jack Fox
Adaptation for a younger audience of a biography of Perry Wallace (born 1948), the first African American offered a sports scholarship in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) of the NCAA. Discusses the challenges he faced on campus during the civil rights movement. For grades 6-9. 2017.

Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team
DB87425 6 hours 33 minutes
by Steve Sheinkin
read by Mark Bramhall
A recounting of the true story of how Native American superstar athlete Jim Thorpe and football legend Pop Warner created the legendary Carlisle Indian football team. Examines how they faced overwhelming obstacles both on and off the field. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9. 2017.

You and Your Body

Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular
DB88173 3 hours 46 minutes
by Mayim Bialik
read by Mayim Bialik
Mayim Bialik, star from the television show The Big Bang Theory, shares what she has learned from her personal life and her many years studying neuroscience to help with the transition from girlhood to womanhood. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9. 2017.

Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World
DB87644 8 hours 15 minutes
edited by Kelly Jensen
read by Laura Adducci
A guide for teens on what it really means to be a feminist. Packed with contributions from a diverse range of voices, including celebrities and public figures. Features more than forty-four pieces. Some strong language. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2017.

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Foreign Language Books


Los libros presentes en esta edición de Talking Book Topics (Temas de Libros Parlantes) se enviaron recientemente a las bibliotecas de cooperación. La colección completa contiene una amplia gama de libros de ficción y no ficción, incluyendo biografías, clásicos, de vaqueros, misterio, romance y otros.

Los usuarios registrados también pueden descargar de inmediato todos los títulos y revistas del servicio de Descarga de Lectura en Braille y Audio del NLS (BARD) en La aplicación móvil de BARD está disponible en la App Store, Google Play, y en la Appstore de Amazon para leer audiolibros en su teléfono inteligente o su tablet personal. Para conocer más sobre la colección o para registrarse para utilizar BARD, comuníquese con su biblioteca de cooperación local. Los números de teléfono y las direcciones de correo electrónico de las bibliotecas regionales se encuentran en las últimas páginas de esta revista.

Nota: Puede aparecer un aviso inmediatamente a continuación de la descripción del libro para indicar escenas de violencia, lenguaje violento o descripciones de sexo. La palabra “algunas” antes de cualquiera de estos términos indica un hecho ocasional o poco frecuente, como por ejemplo “lenguaje violento poco frecuente”. Los audiolibros comerciales de los cuales el NLS no tiene acceso al libro impreso, pueden presentar el aviso “sin calificación”, lo que significa que el libro puede contener o no violencia, lenguaje violento o descripciones de sexo.

Caballo de Fuego 1: París (Fire Horse 1: Paris)
DB83905 33 horas 40 minutos
por Florencia Bonelli
leído por Martin Untrojb
Eliah es un hombre excéntrico que dirige una empresa de seguridad en París; Matilde es una pediatra que sueña curar a los niños más desfavorecidos de África. Con el conflicto palestino-israelí como telón de fondo, este par improbable figuran en una aventura global, enfrentando a los peligros que acechan a quienes se atreven a desafiar a los imperios dominantes. (Eliah is an eccentric who runs a security company in Paris; Matilde is a pediatrician who dreams of helping children in Africa. With the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a backdrop, this unlikely pair sets out on a global adventure, facing the dangers of those who challenge dominant empires. Unrated. Commercial audiobook.) 2014.

La Niña Alemana (The German Girl)
DB84984 10 horas 52 minutos
por Armando Lucas Correa
leído por María Pino
La ciudad de Nueva York, 2014. Al cumplir los doce años, Anna Rosen recibe un paquete de un pariente desconocido. Su contenido inspirará a Anna y su madre a viajar a La Habana para conocer la verdad sobre el pasado de su familia —centrado alrededor del transatlántico alemán Saint Louis en 1939. Violencia. (New York City, 2014. Upon turning twelve, Anna Rosen receives a package from an unknown relative. Its contents will inspire Anna and her mother to travel to Havana to learn the truth about their family’s past—centered around the German ocean liner Saint Louis in 1939. Violence.) 2016.

Maze Runner: Expedientes Secretos (The Maze Runner Files)
DB84967 1 hora 46 minutos
por James Dashner
leído por Martin Untrojb
Una recopilación de documentos clasificados y confidenciales que esclarecen la trama de Maze Runner arrojando luz sobre los misterios de CRUEL y su proyecto de supervivencia para salvar de la extinción a la especie humana. Algunas descripciones de violencia. Para grados 6 a 9 y lectores mayores. (A collection of classified and confidential documents that clarify the plot of Maze Runner, shedding light on the mysteries of WICKED and their project of survival to save the human species from extinction. Some violence. For grades 6-9 and older readers.) 2014.

Las Cosas Que Perdimos en el Fuego (The Things That We Lost in the Fire)
DB84997 6 horas 39 minutos
por Mariana Enriquez
leído por Gabriela Garcia
Una colección de cuentos breves ambientada en la Argentina contemporánea. Incluye “El chico sucio”, “Los años intoxicados”, “La casa de Adela”, “Fin de curso”, y “El patio del vecino”. Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones de índole sexual. (A collection of short stories set in contemporary Argentina. Includes “El chico sucio,” “Los años intoxicados,” “La casa de Adela,” “Fin de curso,” and “El patio del vecino.” Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2016.

¿Qué es Isis? Ensayos para Comprender el Terrorismo Actual (What Is ISIS? Essays to Understand Contemporary Terrorism)
DB84969 4 horas 22 minutos
redactado por Éric Fottorino
leído por Martin Untrojb
Una colección de más de veinte ensayos escritos por académicos, periodistas, y diplomáticos prominentes que intenta explicar el surgimiento del grupo terrorista ISIS y el miedo que ha engendrado en todo el mundo. Traducido del francés por María Valeria Di Battista. Violencia. (A collection of more than twenty essays by prominent scholars, journalists, and diplomats that attempts to explain the rise of the terror group ISIS and the fear that it has engendered around the globe. Translated from the French by María Valeria Di Battista. Violence.) 2016.

¡Gol! Un Gran Equipo (Goal! A Great Team)
DB84964 3 horas 22 minutos
por Luigi Garlando
leído por Alejandro Ruiz
El cocinero francés y entusiasta del fútbol Gaston Champignon reúne a ocho niños y niñas para formar un nuevo equipo, los Cebolletas. Champignon ayuda a perfeccionar sus habilidades mientras que les muestra la importancia de la diversión mientras crecen en el deporte. Traducido del italiano. Para grados 3 a 6 y lectores mayores. (French cook and soccer enthusiast Gaston Champignon brings together eight boys and girls to form a new soccer team, the “Cebolletas.” Helping them improve their skills, Champignon shows them the importance of having fun as they grow in the sport. For grades 3-6 and older readers.) 2012.

¡Gol! ¡Nos Vamos a Brasil! (Goal! We’re Going to Brazil!)
DB84968 2 horas 35 minutos
por Luigi Garlando
leído por Alejandro Ruiz
En la segunda entrega de la series, los Cebolletas han terminado el año escolar y van de vacaciones a Brasil—la nación de fútbol—donde se entrenarán junto a sus grandes ídolos. Originalmente publicado en italiano en 2006. Continuación de ¡Gol! Un Gran Equipo (DB84964). Para grados 3 a 6 y lectores mayores. (In the second installment of the series, the Cebolletas have finished the school year and are going on vacation together as a team to the country of soccer—Brazil—where they will train together with their greatest idols. First published in Italian in 2006. Sequel to ¡Gol! Un Gran Equipo (DB84964). For grades 3-6 and older readers.) 2013.

Un Abogado Rebelde (Rogue Lawyer)
DB84993 15 horas 15 minutos
por John Grisham
leído por Aurelio Dominguez
El abogado Sebastian Rudd trabaja en una camioneta personalizada con un conductor armado. Él ha hecho un nombre por sí mismo mediante la defensa de clientes que otros abogados evitan, incluyendo un niño adicto a las drogas, posiblemente en un culto satánico, quien está acusado de asesinar a dos niñas. Traducido del inglés. Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones de índole sexual. (Attorney Sebastian Rudd works out of a customized van with an armed driver. He has made a name for himself defending clients other lawyers avoid, including a drug-addicted kid, possibly in a satanic cult, accused of murdering two little girls. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2016.

Señores del Anáhuac: Breve Recuento de los Gobernantes Aztecas (Lords of Anáhuac: A Brief Recounting of the Aztec Rulers)
DB84988 5 horas 20 minutos
por Antonio Guadarrama Collado
leído por Walter Krochmal
Una historia concisa de los tlatoanis—los reyes aztecas que gobernaron la tierra de México antes de la llegada de los españoles. Violencia. (A concise history of the tlatoanis—the Aztec rulers who governed the land of Mexico prior to the arrival of the Spaniards. Violence.) 2015.

Domingo de Revolución (Sunday of Revolution)
DB84965 6 horas 43 minutos
por Wendy Guerra
leído por Katherine Leyva
Cleo es una joven poeta en La Habana que está atrapada entre dos mundos: con las autoridades en la isla, ella está bajo la sombra de la sospecha; en el extranjero, ella es considerada un agente del Estado Cubano. A medida que comienza a disfrutar del éxito literario, sus problemas aumentan. (Cleo is a young poet in Havana who is caught between two worlds: on the island, the authorities have her under a cloud of suspicion; abroad, she is considered an agent of the Cuban state. As she begins to enjoy literary success, her problems mount.) 2016.

Sol, Piedra, y Sombras: Veinte Cuentistas Mexicanos de la Primera Mitad del Siglo XX (Sun, Stone, and Shadows: Twenty Great Mexican Short Stories)
DB83995 7 horas 33 minutos
redactado por Jorge F. Hernández
leído por Irma Bello
Una colección de cuentos que revela un panorama de la cultura y la sociedad mexicana —pasada y presente, urbana y rural, real e irreal— escritos por autores mexicanos nacidos en la primera mitad del siglo veinte. Una selección del programa “Big Read” de la Fundación Nacional para las Artes, 2008. (Collection of tales that reveals a panorama of Mexican culture and society—past and present, urban and rural, real and unreal—written by Mexican authors born in the first half of the twentieth century. The 2008 NEA “Big Read” selection.) 2008.

Un Seductor Sin Corazón (Cold-Hearted Rake)
DB84960 12 horas 8 minutos
por Lisa Kleypas
leído por María Pino
El libertino encantador Devon Ravenel hereda un condado endeudado en Inglaterra de su primo Theo, junto con el cuidado de las hermanas jóvenes de Theo. La bella viuda del difunto conde, Kathleen, también está en la residencia; ella y Devon pelean entre sí y luchan contra su atracción mutua. Traducido del inglés. Algunas descripciones explícitas de índole sexual. (Charming rake Devon Ravenel inherits a debt-ridden earldom from his cousin Theo, along with the care of Theo’s young sisters. The late earl’s beautiful widow, Kathleen, is also in residence, and the two fight with each other and against their mutual attraction. Some explicit descriptions of sex.) 2016.

La Carne (The Flesh)
DB84990 7 horas 29 minutos
por Rosa Montero
leído por Keyty Mahecha
Con el fin de hacer celoso a un ex-amante, Soledad—una mujer de sesenta años—contrata un gigoló para acompañarla a la ópera. Pero un cambio en los acontecimientos altera inesperadamente el curso de su vida. Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones de índole sexual. (In order to make a former lover jealous, Soledad—a woman of sixty—hires a gigolo to accompany her to the opera. But a change in events unexpectedly alters the course of her life. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2016.

México Engañado (Mexico Deceived)
DB84980 32 horas 44 minutos
por Francisco Martín Moreno
leído por Alejandro Ruiz
Un periodista y novelista popular ofrece una exploración detallada de los mitos, exageraciones, omisiones, y mentiras flagrantes impartidas sobre la historia de México. Desde la prehistoria hasta la actualidad, Moreno confronta los acontecimientos y personalidades de la historia mexicana que se resisten a la simplificación. Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones de índole sexual. (Popular journalist and novelist offers a detailed exploration of the myths, exaggerations, omissions, and blatant lies imparted about the history of Mexico. From prehistory to the present day, Moreno confronts the events and personalities in Mexican history that defy simplification. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2015.

Mi Nombre Era Eileen (Eileen)
DB84995 9 horas 48 minutos
por Ottessa Moshfegh
leído por Irma Bello
Eileen Dunlop mira hacia atrás unos cincuenta años de su vida, cuando ella tenía veinticuatro años. Vivía con su padre abusivo y alcohólico y trabajaba como secretaria en un centro correccional juvenil llamado Moorehead. Su vida consistía en una rutina deprimente hasta la llegada de una nueva consejera llamada Rebecca. Lenguaje injurioso. (Eileen Dunlop looks back fifty years to when she was twenty-four. She lived with her abusive, alcoholic father and worked as a secretary at a juvenile correctional facility called Moorehead. Her life consisted of a depressing routine, until the arrival of a counselor named Rebecca. Strong language. 2017.)

Auggie y Yo: Tres Cuentos de La Lección de August (Auggie and Me: Three Wonder Stories)
DB84951 10 horas 44 minutos
por R.J. Palacio
leído por Martin Untrojb
Tres cuentos breves que siguen a Auggie Pullman y personajes de La Lección de August (DB83998): “La historia de Julian,” “El juego de Christopher,” y “Charlotte tiene la palabra.” Traducido del inglés. Para grados 5 a 8 y lectores mayores. (Three short stories that follow Auggie Pullman and characters from La Lección de August (DB83998): “La Historia de Julian,” “El Juego de Christopher,” and “Charlotte Tiene la Palabra.” For grades 5-8 and older readers.) 2016.

La Lección de August (Wonder)
DB83998 9 horas 39 minutos
por R.J. Palacio
leído por Alejandro Ruiz
Antes de comenzar el quinto grado, Auggie Pullman, un niño de diez años de edad nacido con anomalías faciales extremas, es informando dice que asistirá a una escuela preparatoria después de años de educación en casa. Nervioso, Auggie trata de convencer a sus compañeros de clase que es un niño normal como ellos. Traducido del inglés. Para grados 5-8 y lectores mayores. (Just before starting fifth grade, home-schooled ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities, is told he will be attending a prep school. Nervous, he tries to convince his classmates that he is an ordinary kid just like them. For grades 5-8 and older readers.) 2014.

Messi: Su Asombrosa Historia (The Amazing Story of Lionel Messi)
DB84956 3 horas 23 minutos
por Michael Part
leído por Aurelio Dominguez
Explora la carrera de Lionel Messi, la estrella del fútbol internacional que ganó fama jugando para el equipo del FC Barcelona. Diagnosticado con una deficiencia de la hormona de crecimiento como un niño en Argentina, Messi se ha convertido en lo que muchos críticos consideran el mejor jugador de fútbol de todos los tiempos. Para grados 6 a 9 y lectores mayores. (An exploration of the career of Lionel Messi, the international football star who gained fame playing for FC Barcelona. Diagnosed with growth hormone deficiency (GHD) as a child in Argentina, Messi has become what many consider to be the greatest player of all time. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2014.)

Amor a Cuatro Estaciones: El Diario de Una Ilusión (The Four Seasons of Love: The Diary of a Dream)
DB84996 10 horas 31 minutos
por Nacarid Portal Arráez
leído por Alejandro Ruiz
La complicada historia del amor de Christopher, Charlotte, y Fabio en Venezuela se relata a través de entradas de diario, poemas, y “chats” electrónicos. Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones de índole sexual. (The complicated love story of Christopher, Charlotte, and Fabio in Venezuela is told via diary entries, poems, and electronic chats. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2016.

DB83997 10 horas 10 minutos
por Arturo Pérez-Reverte
leído por German Jaramillo
España, 1936. Lorenzo Falcó —para algunas personas, un exitoso empresario; para otros, un miembro de los servicios secretos franquistas— recibe una misión de preparar un asalto a la cárcel de Alicante para liberar a un ilustre prisionero. (Spain, 1936. Lorenzo Falcó—for some people, a successful businessman; for others, a member of the Francoist secret services—receives a mission to prepare an assault on the Alicante jail to free an illustrious prisoner. Violence and strong language.) 2016.

El Exilio de los Asesinos y Otras Historias de Amor (The Exile of the Assassins and Other Love Stories)
DB84987 3 horas 34 minutos
por Mayra Santos-Febres
leído por Martin Untrojb
Una colección de veintiún cuentos de la autora puertorriqueña. Incluye “La madre”, “Palabra muerta”, “La fotógrafa”, “El puñal”, y “Ground Zero”. Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones de índole sexual. (A collection of twenty-one short stories by the Puerto Rican author. Includes “La Madre,” “Palabra Muerta,” “La Fotógrafa,” “El Puñal,” and “Ground Zero.” Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2015.

Nudos Mentales: Cómo Superar Nuestras Propias Barreras (Mental Knots: How to Overcome Our Own Barriers)
DB84966 6 horas 41 minutos
por Bernardo Stamateas
leído por German Jaramillo
Un psicólogo y sexólogo clínico de Argentina postula que muchos de nuestros pensamientos diarios son en realidad nudos mentales —ideas y creencias que nos traen dolor, sufrimiento, limitación y angustia— y ofrece métodos para transformarlos. (Argentine psychologist and clinical sexologist posits that many of our daily thoughts are actually mental knots—ideas and beliefs that bring us pain, suffering, limitation, and anguish—and offers methods to transform them.) 2015.

Y de Repente, Teresa (And Suddenly, Teresa)
DB84992 22 horas 6 minutos
por Jesús Sánchez Adalid
leído por Martin Untrojb
España, 1572. Don Rodrigo de Castro es un inquisidor implacable, ambicioso, y cauto, recopilando investigaciones para la Iglesia Católica sobre las mujeres que tienen visiones y misteriosas revelaciones. Lo que pone a Don Rodrigo en una trayectoria de colisión con una santa monja carmelita conocida como Teresa de Jesús. (Spain, 1572. Don Rodrigo de Castro is a relentless, ambitious, and cautious inquisitor, compiling research for the Catholic Church on women who have visions or revelations. Which puts him on a collision course with a saintly Carmelite nun known as Teresa de Jesús. Violence.) 2014.

La Barbarie (The Barbarism)
DB84989 8 horas 22 minutos
por Alberto Vázquez-Figueroa
leído por varios narradores
Varios personajes luchan en el mundo de la migración entre Europa y el Oriente Medio —un reino de crueldad y explotación que sitúa a un pueblo entre la promesa de empleo y seguridad por un lado y la guerra y el extremismo por el otro. Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones de índole sexual. (Various characters struggle in the world of migration between Europe and the Middle East—a realm of cruelty and exploitation that places people between the promise of jobs and security on one side and war and extremism on the other. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2016.

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