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In Brief

The 2020 census is counting on you
April 1 is Census Day, the reference day for questions on the 2020 count. Census results play a crucial part in determining how government entities allocate hundreds of billions of dollars each year for services on which communities rely. But certain groups of people historically have been undercounted in the census. We want to make sure that the people NLS and its network libraries serve—people who are blind or visually impaired, or who have a disability that makes reading regular print difficult—are aware of, and participate in, the 2020 census.

A few upcoming milestones to keep in mind: On March 12, the Census Bureau will mail households an invitation to respond to the census. For the first time, households will have three ways to respond: online, by calling a toll-free number, or by mail. The questionnaire takes less time to complete than drinking a cup of coffee. In mid-April, census workers will begin visiting homes that haven’t responded to collect information in person.

Visit www.census.gov External for more information about the census, or contact your network library for help locating additional resources.

Accessible tax documents
Tax season has begun. The IRS will post accessible tax documents, including fillable PDFs and downloadable braille and large-print files, on its website at https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/accessible-irs-tax-products as they are developed. Watch the main NLS website for updates on when accessible-format tax documents become available from the IRS.

NLS Print/Braille Order Forms Discontinued
Due to production issues that have affected the timely delivery of the braille version of Braille Book Review, we are temporarily working with a new producer. Our goal is to allow us to deliver the publication more promptly to our readers. Issues produced on the temporary contract, beginning with the January–February 2020 issue, will not include print/braille order forms. Patrons can continue to order books by contacting their network libraries directly via phone or email. Network library contact information is available at the back of this publication.

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Exhibit schedule
NLS maintains an active exhibit schedule, promoting library service for the blind and print disabled at conventions around the country. Some of the events we attend target service providers such as social workers and medical professionals, while others are open to a broader community. If you attend any of the following consumer events in 2020, stop by our booth in the exhibit hall and let us know how we’re doing.
• American Council of the Blind, Schaumburg, IL, July 3–10
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• Disabled American Veterans, Dallas, TX, August 1–4
• Blinded Veterans Association, Washington, DC, August 12–16
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A growing number of movies and TV shows are audio described
Are you a movie buff or a television fan? The Audio Description Project provides a constantly growing list of films and shows, including those available from online streaming platforms, with audio-described titles. Check out their website at https://acb.org/adp/index.html to browse lists of available titles, or follow them on social media at https://twitter.com/ADPwebmaster External or https://www.facebook.com/acbadp External to find out each week’s newest additions.

Adult Fiction

Adventure

China Star
DB92654 16 hours 22 minutes
by Bartle Bull
read by Gabriella Cavallero
1922. Russian aristocrat Alexander Karlov has traveled to Paris in search of his missing sister, Katerina, and tangles with his old enemy, Bolshevik agent Viktor Polyak. Once he finds Katerina, they travel back to Shanghai, engaging in love affairs and intrigue. Violence and explicit descriptions of sex. 2006.

Classics

Rachel Ray
DB93134 18 hours 45 minutes
by Anthony Trollope
read by Laura Giannarelli
Rachel Ray lives with her mother and older sister—both widows—in the town of Baslehurst in Devon. She is courted by a young man from London and is soon engaged. But when his business prospects turn sour and he returns to London, she is encouraged to cut ties with him. 1863.

Family

The Rest of the Story
DB96107 12 hours 6 minutes
by Sarah Dessen
read by Rebecca Soler
When Emma is unexpectedly sent to spend the summer with her mother’s family at North Lake, she realizes there are actually two very different communities there. Her childhood friend Roo helps her piece together her past. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

The Most Fun We Ever Had
DB95730 20 hours 36 minutes
by Claire Lombardo
read by Emily Rankin
Marilyn and David’s four daughters are struggling. Young widow Wendy soothes herself with booze and younger men. Violet battles self-doubt when her past resurfaces. Liza finds herself pregnant by a man she’s not sure she loves. And youngest daughter Grace begins living a lie. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Bowlaway
DB93843 12 hours 55 minutes
by Elizabeth McCracken
read by Kate Reading
Multiple generations operate a candlepin bowling alley in Salford, Massachusetts. It began at the turn of the twentieth century with Bertha Truitt, who was found unconscious in a cemetery with only a bowling ball, a candlepin, and fifteen pounds of gold on her person. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone
DB93634 10 hours 19 minutes
by Rachel Lynn Solomon
read by various narrators
Eighteen-year-old twins Adina, a viola prodigy, and Tovah, a future surgeon, find their relationship tested when they learn that one of them will develop Huntington’s, the degenerative disease ravaging their mother. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Fantasy

Lies Sleeping: A Rivers of London Novel
DB93371 10 hours 21 minutes
by Ben Aaronovitch
read by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
The Faceless Man, wanted for multiple counts of murder, fraud, and crimes against humanity, has been unmasked and is on the run. Peter Grant, detective constable and apprentice wizard, now plays a key role in an unprecedented joint operation to bring him to justice. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Brutal Asset: A Novel of the Demon Accords
DB96286 8 hours 53 minutes
by John Conroe
read by James Patrick Cronin
Partnering with federal law enforcement, demon hunter Chris Gordon tracks the outlaw gang that attacked his vampire girlfriend. But when unexpected hostages trigger his baser instincts, Chris searches for answers to dark questions. Sequel to Demon Driven (DB 94663). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

Monster Hunter Siege
DB92806 13 hours 0 minutes
by Larry Correia
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Monster Hunter men are being held prisoner in a horrific nightmare dimension, and the only way to reach them is through the radioactive ruins of a monster-infested war zone. Calling on their allies, a massive expedition is formed, and a legion of hunters go to war. Violence and strong language. 2017.

Hero in the Shadows
DB95436 13 hours 56 minutes
by David Gemmell
read by Stephen Van Doren
In the ruined city of Kuan Hador, there are tales of wild beasts locked behind walls of spells. Now the spells are failing, and only a ragtag group of heroes stands against the coming horde, led by Waylander the Slayer. Violence and some descriptions of sex. 2000.

For the Killing of Kings
DB95105 16 hours 54 minutes
by Howard Andrew Jones
read by Patrick Downer
When Squire Elenai’s mentor, Asrahn, discovers his legendary sword is a fake and is soon after murdered, Elenai must flee with her only ally, the archer Kyrkenall. As they search for the real sword, a conspiracy unfolds that leads all the way to the queen. Violence and some strong language. 2019.

Summoned to Thirteenth Grave
DB93636 8 hours 41 minutes
by Darynda Jones
read by Lorelei King
Grim Reaper Charley Davidson was exiled from the earthly plane for eternity, only to return sooner than expected. She’s missed her husband and child, but must focus on closing the dimension of hell she inadvertently opened. The secrets surrounding her mother might be the key. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Duke Elric: Chronicles of the Last Emperor of Melniboné, Volume 4
DB93716 9 hours 8 minutes
by Michael Moorcock
read by Michael Scherer
This collection of stories about Elric of Melniboné includes the novel The Sailor on the Seas of Fate, in which Elric finds himself on a voyage across time and between realities. Includes other stories and essays and the script from the comic book Duke Elric. Violence. 2009.

Elric in the Dream Realms: Chronicles of the Last Emperor of Melniboné, Book 5
DB95521 14 hours 20 minutes
by Michael Moorcock
read by Eva Wilhelm
The fifth collection of works from the author featuring Elric, the sorcerer and emperor with the vampiric sword. Includes the novel The Fortress of the Pearl, the script of the graphic novel Elric: The Making of a Sorcerer, a tribute to Elric by Neil Gaiman, and more. Violence. 2009.

The Priory of the Orange Tree
DB94540 32 hours 17 minutes
by Samantha Shannon
read by Jill Fox
Sabran, queen of Inys, must conceive a daughter, as her bloodline binds the dragons that would otherwise destroy the realm. Assassins hunt her, but her lady-in-waiting Ead Duryan keeps watch, armed with forbidden magic. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2019.

Ordinary People
DB95441 12 hours 48 minutes
by Diana Evans
read by MacKenzie Beyer
London. Melissa and Michael have a new baby in the house, but their relationship is foundering. Suburbanites Damian and Stephanie have their own discord after the death of Damian’s father. Their individual woes cascade as they gather for events. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

The Gifted School
DB96162 13 hours 56 minutes
by Bruce Holsinger
read by January LaVoy
A previously happy group of friends and parents is nearly destroyed by competitiveness when an exclusive school for gifted children opens in a Colorado town. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Second-Worst Restaurant in France
DB96079 7 hours 25 minutes
by Alexander McCall Smith
read by Timothy Ackroyd
Renowned cookbook writer Paul Stuart has returned to Scotland to work on his new book, but his domestic circumstances are complicated by the fact that Gloria, his editor and new girlfriend, has moved in with her two cats. He decides to visit his cousin in the French countryside. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Dark Side
DB96431 8 hours 33 minutes
by Danielle Steel
read by Michael Braun
Zoe Morgan’s childhood revolved around her younger sister’s tragic illness, as her parents dedicated themselves completely to her final days before divorcing. When Zoe has her own child, she is determined to be a perfect mother, but old scars pull her to the edge of an abyss. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

The Lager Queen of Minnesota
DB95922 11 hours 15 minutes
by J. Ryan Stradal
read by Judith Ivey
Siblings are split when their father leaves his farm entirely to his younger daughter, Helen. With the proceeds, Helen builds a successful brewery, while older sister Edith struggles to make a living baking pies. But when Helen is in trouble, she needs Edith’s help. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Gothics

Picnic at Hanging Rock
DB92564 7 hours 37 minutes
by Joan Lindsay
read by Laura Godfrey Dunlop
1900. The girls of the Appleyard College for Young Ladies—except for Sara, who is in trouble—head to Hanging Rock for a St. Valentine’s Day picnic. Four girls, including Sara’s best friend, explore the rocky outcropping and three never return. The school soon descends into turmoil as the investigation continues. 1967.

Historical Fiction

The Only Woman in the Room
DB93756 8 hours 57 minutes
by Marie Benedict
read by Suzanne Toren
Vienna, 1933. While acting in a play, Hedy Kiesler—soon to be Hedy Lamarr—draws the attention of industrialist Friedrich Mandl. Her beauty and marriage to Friedrich save her from the Nazis, and she eventually flees to Hollywood. But her true passion is science and inventing. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

The Glassblower
DB92924 15 hours 57 minutes
by Petra Durst-Benning
read by Madelyn Buzzard
1890. The three daughters of glassblower Joost Steinmann must find their way in the world after he dies. Johanna looks for work, Ruth longs for love, and Marie is fascinated by the all-male tradition of glassblowing. Translated from the original 2003 German edition. Violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts
DB93792 14 hours 21 minutes
by Therese Anne Fowler
read by various narrators
After her family is left destitute by the Civil War, Alva Smith marries into the wealthy, but socially shunned, Vanderbilt family. Old-money New York society refuses to welcome her, but Alva uses her intelligence and will to win acknowledgement and respect. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Tidelands
DB96429 15 hours 32 minutes
by Philippa Gregory
read by Louise Brealey
1648. Widowed and the descendant of wise women, Alinor’s place in her small village is precarious. One night in a graveyard, she meets a stranger, James, and helps him. Their encounter and others soon have the villagers believing she’s a witch. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Summer of ’69
DB95859 13 hours 37 minutes
by Elin Hilderbrand
read by Erin Bennett
Nantucket, 1969. Siblings Blair, Kirby, Tiger, and Jessie find their world changed from the last time they spent the summer at their grandmother’s home. With the three older siblings spread across the world and facing their own crises, thirteen-year-old Jessie feels the strain of family secrets. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

The Winter Guest
DB92930 11 hours 23 minutes
by Pam Jenoff
read by Erin Jones
Poland, 1940. Eighteen-year-old twins Helena and Ruth are raising their three younger siblings in the midst of war. When Helena discovers an injured American paratrooper, she hides him. But the secrets she keeps poison her relationship with Ruth. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Light over London
DB93702 9 hours 53 minutes
by Julia Kelly
read by Lucy Brownhill
Cornwall, 1941. Nineteen-year-old Louise Keene waits for her wealthy suitor to return from the war when she meets RAF pilot Paul Bolton. Their relationship spurs her to join the British Army as a gunner girl in London. She leaves behind a diary that unravels secrets. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Chef’s Secret
DB94313 9 hours 38 minutes
by Crystal King
read by Jacques Roy
Rome, 1577. After the death of his uncle, Bartolomeo, Giovanni receives keys to Bartolomeo’s strongboxes and instructions to burn their contents. But Giovanni wants to uncover the secrets his uncle—chef to popes and cardinals—wanted buried, including recipes and the love of his life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Paris Orphan
DB96375 13 hours 53 minutes
by Natasha Lester
read by various narrators
1942. Model Jessica May is sent to Europe to cover the war as a photojournalist. Soldiers don’t respect her, but with the friendship of journalist Martha Gelhorn and Captain Dan Hallworth she makes progress. Then she meets orphan Victorine. Fifty years later, D’Arcy Hallworth—Victorine’s daughter—uncovers family secrets. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Sold on a Monday
DB93331 9 hours 51 minutes
by Kristina McMorris
read by Brian Hutchison
Pennsylvania, 1931. While out on assignment, ambitious reporter Ellis Reed photographs a sign reading “2 children for sale” on a front porch, with two brothers sitting beside it. The accompanying article he crafts with secretary Lily Palmer has devastating consequences that they must set right. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Dragonfly
DB95857 18 hours 18 minutes
by Leila Meacham
read by various narrators
In 1942, five young men and women agree to a mission in Vichy France. Twenty years later, former spymaster Alistair Renault discovers a reference to that top-secret mission, which he ran. It suggests that a team member who was executed may have actually survived. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Emigrants: The Emigrant Novels, Book 1
DB93186 14 hours 20 minutes
by Vilhelm Moberg
read by Peter Holdway
Saga about the Nilssons, a Swedish peasant family who decide to leave for America after years of hard and relentless labor on their unproductive farm. They face many challenges as they travel by sea. Translated from the original 1949 Swedish edition. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 1951.

The Secret of the Irish Castle
DB95864 14 hours 8 minutes
by Santa Montefiore
read by Genevieve Swallow
1939. Martha Wallace travels to Dublin in search of her birth family and encounters J.P. Deverill, brother of Kitty from Daughters of Ireland (DB 90027). When they discover Martha’s mother was from J.P.’s hometown, they travel there and encounter Kitty and Bridie, Countess di Marcantonio. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Clockmaker’s Daughter
DB92802 16 hours 38 minutes
by Kate Morton
read by Kristin Allison
1862. Painter Edward Radcliffe gathers artists together for a month-long house party at Birchwood Manor that ends in tragedy. Through the years, others become fascinated by Radcliffe and the Birchwood. In 2017, archivist Elodie Winslow uncovers a satchel that once belonged to Radcliffe and reveals secrets kept. 2018.

One Night in Georgia
DB96356 8 hours 20 minutes
by Celeste O. Norfleet
read by Joniece Abbott-Pratt
1968. Zelda and her friends Veronica and Daphne drive from Harlem to Atlanta with Veronica’s family friend Daniel to go back to school for their senior year. But the deeper they get into the South, the more dangerous the trip becomes. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Darkest Child
DB93386 15 hours 25 minutes
by Delores Phillips
read by Bahni Turpin
Thirteen-year-old Tangy Mae Quinn and her siblings suffer the cruel madness of their mother, Rozelle, amid poverty and racial inequality in 1950s rural Georgia. Tangy fights for the strength to survive, finish school, and one day escape Rozelle’s abuse. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2004.

The Ventriloquists
DB96433 20 hours 22 minutes
by E.R. Ramzipoor
read by Nancy Peterson
Brussels, 1943. Twelve-year-old street orphan Helene survives by living as a boy, selling copies of Le Soir—the country’s most popular newspaper-turned-Nazi-propaganda. When she befriends rogue journalist Marc Aubrion, she is drawn into a secret underground network. But Aubrion catches the attention of a high-ranking Nazi. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding
DB93882 11 hours 40 minutes
by Jennifer Robson
read by Marisa Calin
England, 1947. Ann works for Norman Hartnell as an embroiderer, detailing gowns for the queen and princesses. She befriends Miriam, a Holocaust survivor. Together, they work on the wedding gown for Princess Elizabeth. Seventy years later, Ann’s granddaughter searches for answers about her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Somewhere in France
DB95827 12 hours 8 minutes
by Jennifer Robson
read by Joe Peck
1914. Lady Elizabeth Neville-Ashford wants a career, but her domineering mother forbids it. When war breaks out, Lilly defies her parents, eventually becoming an ambulance driver in France. There she reunites with her brother’s best friend, surgeon Robert Fraser. Violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Sisters Three
DB95671 17 hours 44 minutes
by Jessica Stirling
read by Terry Donnelly
After seven years of marriage to Dominic Manone, the former Polly Conway is bored by his overprotectiveness and begins a dangerous affair. The other Conway sisters, Babs and Rosie, have their own romantic tribulations. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2001.

Anna of Kleve: The Princess in the Portrait
DB95752 19 hours 0 minutes
by Alison Weir
read by Rosalyn Landor
Anna of Kleve arrives in England expecting to marry the recently widowed king. But he feels misled by the portrait he was shown and disavows the marriage. Anna must navigate treacherous court politics to survive a husband known for having his wives beheaded. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Nickel Boys
DB95925 6 hours 48 minutes
by Colson Whitehead
read by various narrators
1962. Elwood Curtis lives with his grandmother, works when not in school, and admires Martin Luther King Jr. But one innocent mistake sees him sentenced to reform school—the Nickel Academy. There he meets Turner, whose skepticism challenges Elwood. Their friendship has repercussions in the sadistic school. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

The Golden Hour
DB96111 16 hours 20 minutes
by Beatriz Williams
read by various narrators
1941. Widowed Lulu Randolph has traveled to the Bahamas with the goal of investigating the governor and his wife—the Duke and Duchess of Windsor—for a New York society magazine. Lulu soon finds herself in a hotbed of political intrigue involving a murder and a mysterious man. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Into the Darkness
DB95069 13 hours 26 minutes
by Kate Williams
read by Kristin Allison
1929. Celia Witt and her brother Arthur have come to New York to save the family business—and for Celia to find the son, Michael, taken from her at birth. The Depression of the 1930s threatens everything the famly has worked for, but it reunites Celia with Michael. Some violence. 2018.

General

Milkman
DB93320 14 hours 13 minutes
by Anna Burns
read by Bríd Brennan
When a local “paramilitary” known as the Milkman begins pursuing the much younger middle sister of a family, she attempts to avoid him. But rumors spread and the threat of violence lingers. Winner of the Booker Prize. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Ordinary People
DB95441 12 hours 48 minutes
by Diana Evans
read by MacKenzie Beyer
London. Melissa and Michael have a new baby in the house, but their relationship is foundering. Suburbanites Damian and Stephanie have their own discord after the death of Damian’s father. Their individual woes cascade as they gather for events. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

The Gifted School
DB96162 13 hours 56 minutes
by Bruce Holsinger
read by January LaVoy
A previously happy group of friends and parents is nearly destroyed by competitiveness when an exclusive school for gifted children opens in a Colorado town. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Second-Worst Restaurant in France
DB96079 7 hours 25 minutes
by Alexander McCall Smith
read by Timothy Ackroyd
Renowned cookbook writer Paul Stuart has returned to Scotland to work on his new book, but his domestic circumstances are complicated by the fact that Gloria, his editor and new girlfriend, has moved in with her two cats. He decides to visit his cousin in the French countryside. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Dark Side
DB96431 8 hours 33 minutes
by Danielle Steel
read by Michael Braun
Zoe Morgan’s childhood revolved around her younger sister’s tragic illness, as her parents dedicated themselves completely to her final days before divorcing. When Zoe has her own child, she is determined to be a perfect mother, but old scars pull her to the edge of an abyss. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

The Lager Queen of Minnesota
DB95922 11 hours 15 minutes
by J. Ryan Stradal
read by Judith Ivey
Siblings are split when their father leaves his farm entirely to his younger daughter, Helen. With the proceeds, Helen builds a successful brewery, while older sister Edith struggles to make a living baking pies. But when Helen is in trouble, she needs Edith’s help. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Human Relationships

Things You Save in a Fire
DB96250 9 hours 39 minutes
by Katherine Center
read by Thérèse Plummer
Cassie Hanwell is a firefighter in Texas, but her estranged mother is ill and asks her to move to Boston. At her new firehouse, she encounters hazing from colleagues who don’t want to work with a woman, with the exception of handsome rookie Owen Callaghan. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Body in Question
DB95856 5 hours 28 minutes
by Jill Ciment
read by Hillary Huber
During the sensational Florida murder trial of a wealthy teenager accused of murdering her toddler brother, two sequestered jurors have an affair, but never discuss the case. When they finally realize they are on opposite sides, the woman’s “one last dalliance” has profound personal and moral consequences. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Life and Other Inconveniences
DB96122 14 hours 0 minutes
by Kristan Higgins
read by various narrators
Emma was kicked out of the home of her wealthy grandmother Genevieve after getting pregnant while still in high school. Seventeen years later, Genevieve is sick and wants Emma to come back to Connecticut with her teenage daughter. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Evvie Drake Starts Over
DB95700 9 hours 9 minutes
by Linda Holmes
read by various narrators
A year after her husband’s death, Evvie Drake rarely leaves her house in Maine. Dean is an ex-major league pitcher who has lost his confidence and is looking for a place to escape the spotlight. They become friends when Dean rents an apartment in Evvie’s house. Strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Sea Prayer
DB93354 0 hours 10 minutes
by Khaled Hosseini
read by David Hartley-Margolin
A father waits on the beach with his young son, Marwan, for a boat to take them from their war-torn homeland. The father reflects on joys Marwan is too young to remember and the horror of his current existence, and expresses his hope for Marwan’s future. Bestseller. 2017.

Chasing Down a Dream
DB93567 10 hours 27 minutes
by Beverly Jenkins
read by Lynnette R. Freeman
In the small town of Henry Adams, Kansas, Tamar has a difficult relationship with her family. But when a cousin is dying, she agrees to plan the funeral. Meanwhile Gemma takes in two abandoned African American children, only to face difficulties when she wants to adopt. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

I Owe You One
DB93772 12 hours 25 minutes
by Sophie Kinsella
read by Fiona Hardingham
Fixie Farr took over the family hardware business after her father’s death, with little help from her brothers. When she saves a stranger’s laptop at a coffee shop, he gives her an IOU. She plans to use the favor to help her ex-boyfriend, but things get complicated. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Beekeeper of Aleppo
DB96236 8 hours 45 minutes
by Christy Lefteri
read by Art Malik
Beekeeper Nuri cares for his artist wife Afra, who has been blinded. He has hopes to be reunited with his cousin Mustafa, who runs an apiary in England. As he and Afra negotiate the fraught journey of Syrian war refugees, they must also reconnect with each other. Some violence. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Far and Away
DB95209 8 hours 16 minutes
by Fern Michaels
read by Cecelia Riddett
Three novellas about a group of old friends. In Hideaway, Sophie is celebrating a year of marriage to her second husband, Goebel. When she learns the house they moved to has a painful legacy, she calls her friends in to help. Also includes Spirited Away and Getaway. Some strong language. 2019.

The Library of Lost and Found
DB94352 10 hours 31 minutes
by Phaedra Patrick
read by Imogen Church
Librarian Martha Storm’s life changes when a book of fairy tales arrives on her doorstep. Inside, she finds a dedication written to her by her grandmother Zelda, who died under mysterious circumstances years earlier. Martha also discovers a clue that her grandmother may still be alive. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Me for You
DB94290 7 hours 24 minutes
by Lolly Winston
read by various narrators
Almost a year after the death of his wife, Rudy begins working as a piano player at a department store and becomes friends with his coworker Bella. Just as their relationship deepens, Rudy finds out his wife was murdered, and Bella’s husband reappears in her life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Mystery and Detective

Girls like Us
DB95603 8 hours 50 minutes
by Cristina Alger
read by Kyla Garcia
After homicide detective Martin Flynn dies in a motorcycle accident, his long-estranged FBI agent daughter Nell returns home. When asked to investigate the murders of two young women, Nell realizes clues point to her father. Now she wonders about his role in her mother’s long-ago murder. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Bitterroots: A Cassie Dewell Novel
DB96138 9 hours 51 minutes
by C.J. Box
read by Christina Delaine
Ex-cop Cassie Dewell is trying to start over with her own PI firm. Guilty about not seeing her son and exhausted by nights on stakeout, Cassie nonetheless manages—until a friend asks Cassie to help a man accused of assaulting a young girl from an influential family. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Noodle Shop, Books 1-3
DB95088 24 hours 17 minutes
by Vivien Chien
read by various narrators
Three mysteries, written in 2018-19, featuring Lana Lee, who returned to her family’s Cleveland restaurant after her relationship and job imploded. Includes Death by Dumpling, Dim Sum of All Fears, and Murder Lo Mein, in which a food critic dies after getting a threatening fortune cookie. 2019.

Rabid: A Mike Bowditch Short Mystery
DB93750 1 hours 18 minutes
by Paul Doiron
read by Henry Leyva
Maine game warden Mike Bowditch accompanies his old friend Charley Stevens to visit the widow of a Vietnam vet in the Maine wilderness. Many years earlier, she had called Charley—then a young game warden—claiming that her badly bleeding husband had been attacked by a rabid bat. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Knowledge: A Richard Jury Mystery
DB93470 12 hours 5 minutes
by Martha Grimes
read by Steve West
Scotland Yard Detective Superintendent Richard Jury nearly meets his match in a case that takes unexpected turns into Tanzanian gem mines, a closed casino in Nevada, and a pub that only London’s cabbies—those who have “the knowledge”—can find. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Bone on Bone
DB92941 11 hours 32 minutes
by Julia Keller
read by Jeff Allin
Bell Elkins resigned as prosecutor and insisted on serving time for her childhood patricide. Now she’s out and fighting the opioid crisis as a civilian. Meanwhile, a man and wife separately plot ways to deal with their addicted son. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2018.

Hunting Hour: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery
DB96047 9 hours 56 minutes
by Margaret Mizushima
read by Nancy Wu
When Deputy Mattie Cobb and her K-9 partner, Robo, get called to track a missing junior high student, they find the girl dead on Smoker’s Hill behind the high school. Soon another girl goes missing—and this time it’s one of veterinarian Cole Walker’s daughters. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

A Better Man: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
DB96139 13 hours 11 minutes
by Louise Penny
read by Robert Bathurst
Catastrophic spring flooding, blistering attacks in the media, and a mysterious disappearance greet Chief Inspector Armand Gamache as he returns to the Sûreté du Québec to share being head of the homicide department with his previous second-in-command, Jean-Guy Beauvoir. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

The Other Wife
DB93349 10 hours 52 minutes
by Michael Robotham
read by Stephen Van Doren
Psychologist Joe O’Loughlin is startled to learn that his father is comatose in a London hospital after a head injury—and that the woman sitting with him, claiming to be his wife, isn’t Joe’s mother. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

Dave Gurney, Books 5-6
DB92556 27 hours 41 minutes
by John Verdon
read by various narrators
Two mysteries, written between 2016 and 2018, featuring retired NYPD homicide detective Dave Gurney, who is often asked to assist with investigations. In Wolf Lake, a hypnotherapist is accused of causing people to kill themselves. In White River Burning, a police officer is shot during a protest. Violence and strong language. 2018.

Occult and Horror

Season of the Witch: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Book 1
DB96248 6 hours 47 minutes
by Sarah Rees Brennan
read by various narrators
The summer before her sixteenth birthday, Sabrina Spellman prepares to leave the mortal world behind when a mysterious wood spirit’s spell forces her to make a difficult choice. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Political Themes

The Capital
DB96058 14 hours 7 minutes
by Robert Menasse
read by Gildart Jackson
Politics, intrigue, and scandal interweave in the Brussels headquarters of the European Commission. An unknown man is murdered in a hotel. A newly promoted director schemes for more power. And, to the horror of many, a subordinate suggests the use of Auschwitz for a program. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Psychology Themes

Whisper Network
DB95874 12 hours 47 minutes
by Chandler Baker
read by Almarie Guerra
Four women have worked at Truviv, Inc., for years. Their boss Ames has always been surrounded by whispers about how he treats women. When it looks like Ames will be promoted, the four decide to speak out, setting in motion a catastrophic shift—and not everyone will survive. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

A Dream of Home: Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel, Book 3
DB95617 8 hours 27 minutes
by Amy Clipston
read by Amy Melissa Bentley
Former air force flight nurse Madeleine Miller moves to Paradise, Pennsylvania, to work as a maid at the Lancaster Grand Hotel after the death of her pilot fiancé. She meets Saul Beiler, who is raising his daughter alone after his wife fled their Amish community to marry another. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Room on the Porch Swing
DB93620 9 hours 51 minutes
by Amy Clipston
read by Callie Beaulieu
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Soon after the death of her mother, Laura loses her best friend Savilla. Seeing Savilla’s husband Allen grieving and caring for his new baby alone, Laura wants to help. Laura’s boyfriend Rudy becomes jealous of the growing bond between Laura and Allen. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

A Seat by the Hearth: An Amish Homestead Novel
DB93850 9 hours 56 minutes
by Amy Clipston
read by Callie Beaulieu
At eighteen, Priscilla fled her family and Amish community. Eight years later, she leaves her abusive husband behind and returns home with her six-year-old son. Her strict father allows her to stay if she follows his rules and agrees to marry within the community. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

A Simple Prayer: Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel, Book 4
DB96249 8 hours 20 minutes
by Amy Clipston
read by Amy Melissa Bentley
Linda Zook was orphaned as a child when she was in a buggy accident with her parents, leaving her to be raised by her embittered Uncle Reuben. She meets Aaron Ebersol, who left the Amish community as a teen but returns when his mother has a stroke. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Patient One
DB96240 7 hours 23 minutes
by Shelley Shepard Gray
read by Tavia Gilbert
After the death of a friend, Marie Hartman moves back to Walnut Creek. She wants to reconnect with her other childhood friends, including John Byler. John still lives at home with his Amish family, but lately feels that God intends something else for him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Wedding Promise: An Angel Island Novel
DB92932 9 hours 28 minutes
by Thomas Kinkade and Katherine Spencer
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
The Inn at Angel Island owner Liza Martin has booked her first large event despite still needing to finish renovations. She finds herself falling more in love with handyman Daniel Merritt, but he has secrets. Worse, on the day of the wedding, the groom disappears. 2011.

The Ebb Tide
DB95947 8 hours 43 minutes
by Beverly Lewis
read by various narrators
Sallie Riehl came to Cape May, New Jersey, for the summer to work as a nanny for a wealthy family. The young Amish woman has always wanted to see more of the world, and the weeks at the shore challenge her plans for the future. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Amish Maids Trilogy, Books 1-3
DB95284 19 hours 41 minutes
by Samantha Price
read by Kerry Dukin
Three Amish romance novels. In His Amish Nanny, Blake Worthington needs a nanny for his two-year-old Leo. He can’t believe his mother hired Olive Hesh, a young Amish woman. Also includes The Amish Maid’s Sweetheart and The Amish Deacon’s Daughter. 2018.

At Your Request: An Apart from the Crowd Novella
DB94252 2 hours 28 minutes
by Jen Turano
read by Lauren Ezzo
When her father loses the family fortune, Wilhelmina is cast out of the fashionable set. Now her old friend Edgar, whose marriage proposal she once rejected, is back in New York. Wilhelmina is determined to avoid him, but Edgar seems to have other plans. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Religious Themes

A Tender Hope: Cimarron Creek Trilogy, Book 3
DB94949 10 hours 31 minutes
by Amanda Cabot
read by Gabriella Cavallero
In 1881, midwife Thea Michener and her friend Aimee Jarre relocate to Cimarron Creek, Texas. Thea is grieving the death of her gunslinger husband and stillborn child. Texas Ranger Jackson Guthrie gets close to Thea to find out if she has ties to a notorious gang terrorizing the area. 2019.

A Dream of Home: Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel, Book 3
DB95617 8 hours 27 minutes
by Amy Clipston
read by Amy Melissa Bentley
Former air force flight nurse Madeleine Miller moves to Paradise, Pennsylvania, to work as a maid at the Lancaster Grand Hotel after the death of her pilot fiancé. She meets Saul Beiler, who is raising his daughter alone after his wife fled their Amish community to marry another. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Room on the Porch Swing
DB93620 9 hours 51 minutes
by Amy Clipston
read by Callie Beaulieu
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Soon after the death of her mother, Laura loses her best friend Savilla. Seeing Savilla’s husband Allen grieving and caring for his new baby alone, Laura wants to help. Laura’s boyfriend Rudy becomes jealous of the growing bond between Laura and Allen. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

A Seat by the Hearth: An Amish Homestead Novel
DB93850 9 hours 56 minutes
by Amy Clipston
read by Callie Beaulieu
At eighteen, Priscilla fled her family and Amish community. Eight years later, she leaves her abusive husband behind and returns home with her six-year-old son. Her strict father allows her to stay if she follows his rules and agrees to marry within the community. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

A Simple Prayer: Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel, Book 4
DB96249 8 hours 20 minutes
by Amy Clipston
read by Amy Melissa Bentley
Linda Zook was orphaned as a child when she was in a buggy accident with her parents, leaving her to be raised by her embittered Uncle Reuben. She meets Aaron Ebersol, who left the Amish community as a teen but returns when his mother has a stroke. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

A Welcome at Our Door
DB96019 9 hours 45 minutes
by Amy Clipston
read by Callie Beaulieu
Cindy Riehl has struggled to find happiness in her Lancaster County Amish community since her mother’s death. She strikes up a friendship with outsider Drew Collins, but as their feelings grow romantic, Cindy is torn between her new love and her community of faith. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Promise of a Letter
DB96096 8 hours 34 minutes
by Kathleen Fuller
read by Callie Beaulieu
Roman Raber is on the verge of leaving the Amish church when his brother is injured and needs his help. Leanna Chupp has been called unconventional but she is passionate about her beliefs. Their differences help them form a deeper connection to their faith and each other. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Words from the Heart
DB96415 7 hours 28 minutes
by Kathleen Fuller
read by Callie Beaulieu
When a member of her Amish community asks for help cleaning out an attic, Ivy Yoder is happy for the distraction. She works alongside auctioneer Noah Schlabach, and together they find a packet of letters written during the Korean War that tell a tender love story. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Patient One
DB96240 7 hours 23 minutes
by Shelley Shepard Gray
read by Tavia Gilbert
After the death of a friend, Marie Hartman moves back to Walnut Creek. She wants to reconnect with her other childhood friends, including John Byler. John still lives at home with his Amish family, but lately feels that God intends something else for him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Wedding Promise: An Angel Island Novel
DB92932 9 hours 28 minutes
by Thomas Kinkade and Katherine Spencer
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
The Inn at Angel Island owner Liza Martin has booked her first large event despite still needing to finish renovations. She finds herself falling more in love with handyman Daniel Merritt, but he has secrets. Worse, on the day of the wedding, the groom disappears. 2011.

The Ebb Tide
DB95947 8 hours 43 minutes
by Beverly Lewis
read by various narrators
Sallie Riehl came to Cape May, New Jersey, for the summer to work as a nanny for a wealthy family. The young Amish woman has always wanted to see more of the world, and the weeks at the shore challenge her plans for the future. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Amish Maids Trilogy, Books 1-3
DB95284 19 hours 41 minutes
by Samantha Price
read by Kerry Dukin
Three Amish romance novels. In His Amish Nanny, Blake Worthington needs a nanny for his two-year-old Leo. He can’t believe his mother hired Olive Hesh, a young Amish woman. Also includes The Amish Maid’s Sweetheart and The Amish Deacon’s Daughter. 2018.

At Your Request: An Apart from the Crowd Novella
DB94252 2 hours 28 minutes
by Jen Turano
read by Lauren Ezzo
When her father loses the family fortune, Wilhelmina is cast out of the fashionable set. Now her old friend Edgar, whose marriage proposal she once rejected, is back in New York. Wilhelmina is determined to avoid him, but Edgar seems to have other plans. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Romance

Someone to Honor
DB95870 11 hours 29 minutes
by Mary Balogh
read by Rosalyn Landor
Abigail Westcott’s life changed when she discovered her parents were never legally married, but she still has her wealth and independence. She clashes with Gilbert Bennington, the lieutenant who escorted her wounded brother home from the Napoleonic Wars. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Best of Luck
DB95760 10 hours 10 minutes
by Kate Clayborn
read by various narrators
Winning the lottery gave Greer Hawthorne a chance at a long-postponed education, but a mistake jeopardizes her chance to graduate on time. Photojournalist Alex Averin, who is in town for his sister Kit’s wedding, offers to help Greer with a project. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Wallflower Wager: Girl Meets Duke
DB96242 7 hours 10 minutes
by Tessa Dare
read by Mary Jane Wells
Gabriel Duke clawed his way from the lowliest slums to the pinnacle of high society. When he moves in next door to Lady Penelope Campion, he demands she get rid of her many rescue animals. She agrees, but only if Gabriel can find them loving homes. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Bone Secrets, Books 1-2
DB94952 20 hours 9 minutes
by Kendra Elliot
read by Kristin Allison
Two novels of romantic suspense. In Hidden, forensic odontologist Lacey Campbell identifies remains that tie back to a serial killer. In Chilled, forensic nurse Brynn Nealey is on a search-and-rescue mission to find survivors of a plane crash. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

Shadow Keeper
DB95863 13 hours 46 minutes
by Christine Feehan
read by Jim Frangione
The paparazzi can’t get enough of infamous bad boy Giovanni Ferraro, and his reputation keeps the spotlight on himself and off the family business. When waitress Sasha Provis gets harassed at a nightclub owned by the Ferraros, Giovanni steps in to protect her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Cross My Heart: A Legacy of Faith Novel
DB96257 8 hours 2 minutes
by Robin Lee Hatcher
read by Windy Lanzl
When Ashley and Ben meet on Ashley’s horse rescue farm, they quickly discover how much they have in common. They also carry the burden of past experiences that may drive them apart if the truth is ever revealed. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Rebel: Women Who Dare
DB95596 8 hours 40 minutes
by Beverly Jenkins
read by Kim Staunton
New Orleans, 1867. When thugs destroy the school she is setting up to teach freed slaves, Valinda Lacy needs help from Captain Drake LeVeq. Drake, an architect from an old local family with a deep interest in rebuilding the city, is drawn to Valinda. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Stone Bridges
DB96382 9 hours 2 minutes
by Carla Neggers
read by Susan Boyce
After a life of wandering, Adrienne Portale has settled in Knights Bridge, Massachusetts, as an innkeeper. She’s attracted to Adam Sloan, a local stonemason. Adam had his heart broken after he left the military, but he might just be ready to love again. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Playing for Keeps
DB93623 10 hours 12 minutes
by Jill Shalvis
read by Vivienne Leheny
Tattoo artist Sadie doesn’t think she has anything in common with business mogul Caleb, until the pair bond over an abandoned dog they rescue during a storm. Soon, shared canine custody turns to mutual attraction, but they both need to let down their guard. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Phoenix Pack, Books 1-3
DB94908 43 hours 15 minutes
by Suzanne Wright
read by Theresa Conkin
Three werewolf romance novels, written in 2012-2014. In Feral Sins, latent werewolf Taryn agrees to pretend to be the mate of Phoenix pack alpha Trey to get herself out of a forced marriage. Also includes Wicked Cravings and Carnal Secrets. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Science Fiction

Ancestral Night
DB94284 16 hours 51 minutes
by Elizabeth Bear
read by Nneka Okoye
While on a salvage mission, Haimey Dz and her crew uncover evidence of a crime and relics of powerful ancient technology. After encountering pirates, Haimey must flee, fighting to protect her find against revolutionaries who wish to use it for war. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Star Carrier, Books 1-3
DB95269 35 hours 27 minutes
by Ian Douglas
read by Michael Scherer
The first three books in the series, published between 2010 and 2012. In Earth Strike, the alien Sh’daar seek to prevent humanity from achieving “technological singularity” and evolving as a race by any means necessary. Also includes Center of Gravity and Singularity. Strong language and some violence. 2012.

Between Planets
DB95853 6 hours 47 minutes
by Robert A. Heinlein
read by Andrew Eiden
When war threatens to break out between Venus and Earth, a boy with dual citizenship who attends school on Earth but whose home is on Mars finds himself in an awkward situation. Commercial audiobook. For junior and senior high and older readers. 1951.

Alien Education
DB92651 18 hours 55 minutes
by Gini Koch
read by Mare Trevathan
Jeff and Kitty Katt-Martini face robotic attacks endangering Earth’s alien child population. Meanwhile, they must also deal with murders, a resurgence of Club 51, and the Parent-Teacher Association. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

A Study in Honor
DB95770 11 hours 14 minutes
by Claire O’Dell
read by Lisa Renee Pitts
Dr. Janet Watson struggles after being honorably discharged from the military, until she meets covert agent Sara Holmes, who offers her a place to stay. When Watson discovers that soldiers have been dying under mysterious circumstances, the two join forces to investigate. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Wanderers
DB95878 32 hours 24 minutes
by Chuck Wendig
read by various narrators
One morning Shana finds her sister in the grip of a strange kind of sleepwalking from which she cannot be awakened. An epidemic of this condition sweeps across America, with the walkers attempting to reach an unknown destination as panic reigns and society collapses. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Spies and Espionage

The Russian: Rob Tacoma, Book 1
DB96379 9 hours 21 minutes
by Ben Coes
read by Ari Fliakos
As a wave of Russian criminals enters the US, the president creates a CIA Special Operations Group headed by Billy Cosgrove, who selects former Navy SEAL and CIA agent Rob Tacoma as his deputy. When Cosgrove is murdered, Tacoma must take charge and neutralize the mob boss responsible. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Code Name, Books 5-7
DB95522 18 hours 58 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Robert Sams
Books five through seven in the series about ex-CIA agent John Barrone, published between 2003 and 2005. In Code Name: Quickstrike, Barrone and team face a series of coordinated terrorist strikes. Also includes Code Name: Extreme Prejudice and Code Name: Kill Zone. Sequel to Code Name, Books 1-4 (DB 94013). Violence and strong language. 2005.

War Hawk: A Tucker Wayne Novel
DB95898 12 hours 38 minutes
by James Rollins and Grant Blackwood
read by Scott Aiello
A former army colleague comes to Tucker Wayne for help when assassins hunt her and her son. In the process, he must investigate a mystery leading back to World War II. With no one to trust, they must break the law, expose national secrets, and risk everything to stop a madman. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Tom Clancy’s Op-Center: Dark Zone
DB95786 9 hours 2 minutes
by Jeff Rovin and George Galdorisi
read by Henry Leyva
A Ukrainian spy is found with her throat cut not long after meeting with former ambassador Douglas Flannery to seek help thwarting a Russian plan to attack Ukraine. Op-Center must resolve the situation before the US is forced to take sides. Sequel to Tom Clancy’s Op-Center: Scorched Earth (DB 85526). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Tom Clancy’s Op-Center: Sting of the Wasp
DB95787 9 hours 24 minutes
by Jeff Rovin
read by Aaron Abano
An Op-Center intel officer discovers that Cold War-era nuclear missiles that the Soviet Union intended to send to Cuba wound up in a remote Soviet silo. Iranian scientists and a Russian agent seek to bring those missiles to Tehran while the Op-Center races to locate the silo. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The East End
DB95656 8 hours 43 minutes
by Jason Allen
read by Jon Pinnow
One night during the summer before he leaves for college, Corey Halpern breaks into the Sheffields’ summer mansion in the Hamptons, where his mother works. But while he’s there, both daughter Tiffany and dad Leo come home unexpectedly. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2019.

Stillhouse Lake, Books 2-3
DB95096 28 hours 26 minutes
by Rachel Caine
read by Carol Jacobanis
Two novels, written in 2017 and 2019. Gina Royal—now going by Gwen Proctor—is still trying to keep her kids safe from her serial-killer ex-husband and his dangerous fans. Tired of running, Gwen starts fighting back—with help from Sam Cade, whose sister was killed by Mel. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2019.

The Plea
DB96099 11 hours 44 minutes
by Steve Cavanagh
read by Adam Sims
Billionaire David Child swears he didn’t murder his girlfriend, but the evidence overwhelmingly shows that he did. Because David’s arrest could help the FBI take down a huge money-laundering scheme, con-artist-turned-lawyer Eddie Flynn’s job is to persuade David to take a plea bargain and testify. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Th1rt3en
DB96134 11 hours 25 minutes
by Steve Cavanagh
read by Adam Sims
Joshua Kane has killed to get the best seat in the house for the murder trial of the century—and to be sure the wrong man gets convicted. Because this time, the killer isn’t on trial—he’s on the jury. But attorney Eddie Flynn knows his movie-star client is innocent. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

What You Don’t Know
DB93961 13 hours 8 minutes
by JoAnn Chaney
read by Christina Delaine
The final victims of an infamous serial killer may be the ones he didn’t kill. Hoskins cracked the case—and then it cracked him. Sammie—the reporter who broke the story—is now selling makeup. Gloria claims she was the unsuspecting wife. Now new murders may give them their lives back. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Perfect Wife
DB96233 10 hours 44 minutes
by JP Delaney
read by various narrators
Abbie awakens with no memory of who she is. The man by her side claims to be her husband. He tells Abbie that she had a terrible accident five years ago and that—through a huge technological breakthrough—she has been brought back from the abyss. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Girl in the Glass Box
DB94257 11 hours 21 minutes
by James Grippando
read by Jonathan Davis
Julia Rodriguez and her teenage daughter escaped bloodthirsty gangs and Julia’s abusive husband in El Salvador. Now in Miami, Julia rejects her boss’s unwanted sexual advances. Suddenly she is arrested and slated for deportation. Jack Swyteck’s only viable legal move to save her is asylum. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

A Measure of Darkness
DB95605 8 hours 5 minutes
by Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse
read by Dennis Boutsikaris
A wild party in a gentrifying East Bay neighborhood results in gunshots and chaos. For former basketball star Clay Edison and his fellow coroners, it’s the start of a long night dealing with multiple victims. Then the real mystery emerges: a Jane Doe’s death doesn’t match the others. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Liar’s Room
DB93378 9 hours 12 minutes
by Simon Lelic
read by various narrators
Fourteen years ago Susanna Fenton left her identity behind, reinvented herself as a therapist, and started a new life. It was the only way to keep her daughter safe. But when a young man walks into her office asking unsettling questions, Susanna fears her secret has been discovered. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Last House Guest
DB95799 10 hours 4 minutes
by Megan Miranda
read by Rebekkah Ross
Typically, friendships never develop between locals and summer people in Littleport, Maine, but that’s what happens with visitor Sadie and resident Avery. For almost a decade, the girls are inseparable—until Sadie is found dead. Although the death is ruled a suicide, Avery feels she is being blamed. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Face Off
DB96087 10 hours 54 minutes
by Brenda Novak
read by Thérèse Plummer
Tortured and left for dead at sixteen, Evelyn Talbot turned her personal nightmare into her life’s work as a leading psychiatrist at Hanover House in a small Alaskan town. But when a woman goes missing from a cabin nearby, every clue points to the man who once brutalized her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Red Room; White Bone
DB95074 26 hours 19 minutes
by Ridley Pearson
read by Joe Wilson
Two thrillers, written in 2014 and 2016, feature Grace Chu, an American-educated Chinese forensic accountant, and John Knox, an Iraq war vet, who sometimes partner internationally as freelance undercover operatives. In White Bone, Knox races to help Chu in Kenya when her cover is blown. Violence and strong language. 2016.

Say You’re Sorry
DB96007 24 hours 7 minutes
by Karen Rose
read by Joel Froomkin
When she escaped from a serial killer, Daisy Dawson also grabbed a necklace that could be crucial evidence to finally catch him. The necklace is also a link to a cold case that Special Agent Gideon Reynolds has been tracking for seventeen years. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Last Widow
DB96209 16 hours 43 minutes
by Karin Slaughter
read by Kathleen Early
Unknown assailants grab a CDC scientist in a parking lot. One month later, a ground-shaking blast shatters a Sunday afternoon. Medical examiner Sara Linton and GBI investigator Will Trent rush toward the scene, but they’re waylaid by the escaping perpetrators, who kidnap Sara. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Contraband
DB95875 7 hours 25 minutes
by Stuart Woods
read by Tony Roberts
Stone Barrington is getting some much-needed rest and relaxation in Florida when trouble falls from the sky—literally. Intrigued by the suspicious circumstances surrounding this event, Stone joins forces with a sharp-witted and alluring local detective to investigate. But they run into a problem: the evidence keeps disappearing. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Suspense

The Banker’s Wife
DB93751 10 hours 15 minutes
by Cristina Alger
read by Karissa Vacker
When Swiss banker Matthew Werner dies in a plane crash, his young widow is left grappling with the secrets he left, including an encrypted laptop and a shady client list. Meanwhile, ambitious society journalist Marina Tourneau uncovers information that implicates some powerful men in the financial world. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The East End
DB95656 8 hours 43 minutes
by Jason Allen
read by Jon Pinnow
One night during the summer before he leaves for college, Corey Halpern breaks into the Sheffields’ summer mansion in the Hamptons, where his mother works. But while he’s there, both daughter Tiffany and dad Leo come home unexpectedly. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2019.

One Good Deed
DB95734 11 hours 43 minutes
by David Baldacci
read by Edoardo Ballerini
1949. When war veteran Aloysius Archer is released from Carderock Prison, he is sent to Poca City on parole, where a murder takes place right under his nose. The crime could send him back to prison if he doesn’t track down the real killer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

November Road
DB93874 9 hours 24 minutes
by Lou Berney
read by Johnathan McClain
As a loyal lieutenant to New Orleans mob boss Carlos Marcello, Frank Guidry has learned that everybody is expendable. But now it’s his turn—he knows too much about the crime of the century. Within hours of JFK’s murder, everyone with ties to Marcello is turning up dead. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Killing Habit
DB96300 11 hours 13 minutes
by Mark Billingham
read by Mark Billingham
While DI Nicola Tanner investigates the deadly spread of a dangerous new drug, Tom Thorne is handed a case that he doesn’t take too seriously, until a spate of animal killings points to the work of a serial killer. Then the two cases unexpectedly merge. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Their Little Secret
DB96391 10 hours 21 minutes
by Mark Billingham
read by Mark Billingham
DI Tom Thorne is called to investigate a suicide and expects to be in and out in no time. But when he arrives at the metro station where a woman threw herself in front of an underground train, Thorne feels compelled to dig deeper. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Stillhouse Lake, Books 2-3
DB95096 28 hours 26 minutes
by Rachel Caine
read by Carol Jacobanis
Two novels, written in 2017 and 2019. Gina Royal—now going by Gwen Proctor—is still trying to keep her kids safe from her serial-killer ex-husband and his dangerous fans. Tired of running, Gwen starts fighting back—with help from Sam Cade, whose sister was killed by Mel. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2019.

A Stranger on the Beach
DB96345 10 hours 32 minutes
by Michele Campbell
read by January LaVoy
Caroline’s lavish beach house was supposed to showcase her perfect family. But after a very public fight with her husband, she realizes things are not actually perfect: he is lying to her, their money is disappearing, and there’s a stranger on the beach outside. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Those People
DB95766 10 hours 15 minutes
by Louise Candlish
read by various narrators
On suburban Lowland Way, the houses are beautiful and the neighbors get along. But when Darren and Jodie move in, they blast music at all hours, begin an unsightly renovation, and run a used-car business from their yard. Then a horrific death shocks the street. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

True Believer
DB96363 15 hours 46 minutes
by Jack Carr
read by Ray Porter
In this sequel to The Terminal List (DB 94686), horrific terrorist attacks are being coordinated by a shadowy former Iraqi commando who has disappeared into Europe’s underground. The US government has an asset who can turn the Iraqi against his masters: James Reece, the most-wanted domestic terrorist alive. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Crashing Heat
DB96186 8 hours 59 minutes
by Richard Castle
read by Robert Petkoff
Shortly after Nikki’s husband Rook becomes a writer-in-residence at his alma mater, a female reporter for the college paper is found dead in his bed. Nikki agrees to dig into Rook’s theory involving secret societies. What she finds puts her investigative skills—and her marriage—to the test. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Plea
DB96099 11 hours 44 minutes
by Steve Cavanagh
read by Adam Sims
Billionaire David Child swears he didn’t murder his girlfriend, but the evidence overwhelmingly shows that he did. Because David’s arrest could help the FBI take down a huge money-laundering scheme, con-artist-turned-lawyer Eddie Flynn’s job is to persuade David to take a plea bargain and testify. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Th1rt3en
DB96134 11 hours 25 minutes
by Steve Cavanagh
read by Adam Sims
Joshua Kane has killed to get the best seat in the house for the murder trial of the century—and to be sure the wrong man gets convicted. Because this time, the killer isn’t on trial—he’s on the jury. But attorney Eddie Flynn knows his movie-star client is innocent. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

What You Don’t Know
DB93961 13 hours 8 minutes
by JoAnn Chaney
read by Christina Delaine
The final victims of an infamous serial killer may be the ones he didn’t kill. Hoskins cracked the case—and then it cracked him. Sammie—the reporter who broke the story—is now selling makeup. Gloria claims she was the unsuspecting wife. Now new murders may give them their lives back. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Robert B. Parker’s The Bitterest Pill
DB96371 9 hours 19 minutes
by Reed Farrel Coleman
read by James Naughton
When a popular high school cheerleader dies of a suspected heroin overdose, it becomes clear that the opioid epidemic has spread even to the idyllic town of Paradise. It is up to police chief Jesse Stone to unravel the supply chain and unmask the criminals behind it. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Titanic Secret: An Isaac Bell Adventure
DB96487 11 hours 12 minutes
by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul
read by Scott Brick
A century apart, NUMA director Dirk Pitt and detective Isaac Bell team up to unlock the truth about a famous maritime disaster. Pitt makes a daring rescue from inside an antiquated submersible off New York City, where a document left behind by Bell reopens a historical mystery. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Perfect Wife
DB96233 10 hours 44 minutes
by JP Delaney
read by various narrators
Abbie awakens with no memory of who she is. The man by her side claims to be her husband. He tells Abbie that she had a terrible accident five years ago and that—through a huge technological breakthrough—she has been brought back from the abyss. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Triple Crown
DB93589 9 hours 54 minutes
by Felix Francis
read by Martin Jarvis
British Horseracing Authority investigator Jeff Hinkley has been seconded to the US Federal Anti-Corruption in Sports Agency, where he has been asked to find an informant who is passing on confidential information to those under suspicion in American racing. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Never Look Back
DB95732 10 hours 9 minutes
by Alison Gaylin
read by various narrators
Website columnist Robin Diamond is contacted by true-crime podcast producer Quentin Garrison. Quentin’s podcast focuses on a series of murders in the 1970s committed by a teen couple, and Quentin has reason to believe Robin’s own mother may be intimately connected with the killings. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Escape Room
DB95709 10 hours 46 minutes
by Megan Goldin
read by various narrators
Invited to participate in an escape room as a team-building exercise, four ferociously competitive Wall Street coworkers crowd into the elevator of a high-rise building. But when the lights go off and the doors stay shut, it quickly becomes clear that this is no ordinary competition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Seekers
DB96078 8 hours 26 minutes
by Heather Graham
read by Luke Daniels
Keri Wolf has joined the crew of The Truth Seekers, a show that searches for paranormal phenomena, as they explore a supposedly haunted old inn. The place is famous for its warm welcome—and infamous for being the site of an ax murder rampage in the 1920s. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Girl in the Glass Box
DB94257 11 hours 21 minutes
by James Grippando
read by Jonathan Davis
Julia Rodriguez and her teenage daughter escaped bloodthirsty gangs and Julia’s abusive husband in El Salvador. Now in Miami, Julia rejects her boss’s unwanted sexual advances. Suddenly she is arrested and slated for deportation. Jack Swyteck’s only viable legal move to save her is asylum. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Boy
DB93492 21 hours 33 minutes
by Tami Hoag
read by Richard Davidson
Married Louisiana detectives Nick Fourcade and Annie Broussard work a brutal case. Someone entered a second-grader’s bedroom and stabbed him to death. The boy’s heartbroken single mother—who escaped with injuries—is of little help. And the boy’s young babysitter is missing. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

Never Have I Ever
DB96381 12 hours 58 minutes
by Joshilyn Jackson
read by Joshilyn Jackson
Amy’s greatest joy is her family: her husband, her spirited stepdaughter, and her adorable infant son. But Amy’s life begins to unravel when a mysterious, charismatic woman arrives on her doorstep on book club night and lures them into a game of spilling secrets. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Watching You
DB93660 10 hours 53 minutes
by Lisa Jewell
read by Gabrielle Glaister
Joey Mullen thinks her infatuation for headmaster Tom Fitzwilliam is a secret, but Tom’s teenaged son Freddie has witnessed Joey behaving strangely around his father. One of Tom’s students also lives on the same street, and she’s not convinced her teacher is as squeaky clean as he seems. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Smokescreen
DB95763 14 hours 40 minutes
by Iris Johansen
read by Elisabeth Rodgers
Journalist Jill Cassidy arrives from an African village with a heart-wrenching story: half the villagers have been killed by guerilla soldiers, the bodies burned beyond recognition. The families need Eve Duncan’s help to get closure. But when Eve reaches the remote jungle, she begins to suspect a sinister plot. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

A Measure of Darkness
DB95605 8 hours 5 minutes
by Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse
read by Dennis Boutsikaris
A wild party in a gentrifying East Bay neighborhood results in gunshots and chaos. For former basketball star Clay Edison and his fellow coroners, it’s the start of a long night dealing with multiple victims. Then the real mystery emerges: a Jane Doe’s death doesn’t match the others. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

If She Wakes
DB95550 12 hours 17 minutes
by Michael Koryta
read by Robert Petkoff
College senior Tara Beckley’s doctors believe she is in a vegetative state after a horrific car crash. In fact, she’s fully alert but unable to move a muscle and has learned that someone powerful wants her dead. Meanwhile, stunt-driver-turned-insurance-investigator Abby Kaplan can tell that this was no accident. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Girl Who Lived Twice: A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Series
DB96157 9 hours 56 minutes
by David Lagercrantz
read by Simon Vance
Lisbeth Salander has sold her Stockholm apartment and gone offline. At long last she has her primal enemy—her twin sister, Camilla—squarely in her sights. But journalist Mikael Blomkvist needs her help unraveling the identity of a man who died with Blomkvist’s phone number in his pocket. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Someone We Know
DB96237 7 hours 53 minutes
by Shari Lapena
read by Kirsten Potter
In a quiet, leafy suburb in upstate New York, a teenager sneaks into houses and learns neighbors’ secrets. Who is he, and what might he have uncovered? After two anonymous letters, people whisper. Then a woman is killed, and the tension reaches the breaking point. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Secrets Never Die
DB94961 9 hours 2 minutes
by Melinda Leigh
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
After Evan witnesses the murder of his stepfather, a retired sheriff’s deputy, he goes on the run, because the killer wore a badge. But to the authorities, Evan is the prime suspect. Family friends PI Lance Kruger and attorney Morgan Dane frantically search for him to prove otherwise. Violence and strong language. 2019.

The Liar’s Room
DB93378 9 hours 12 minutes
by Simon Lelic
read by various narrators
Fourteen years ago Susanna Fenton left her identity behind, reinvented herself as a therapist, and started a new life. It was the only way to keep her daughter safe. But when a young man walks into her office asking unsettling questions, Susanna fears her secret has been discovered. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Rule of Law
DB93584 9 hours 34 minutes
by John Lescroart
read by Jacques Roy
Dismas Hardy’s trusted secretary Phyllis is arrested at work for allegedly being an accessory to the murder of Hector Valdez, who smuggled women into the United States from El Salvador and Mexico. Dismas struggles to understand the connection between Phyllis, her ex-con brother, and Hector’s murder. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Lady in the Lake
DB96116 10 hours 20 minutes
by Laura Lippman
read by Susan Bennett
Baltimore, 1966. Maddie Schwartz leaves her twenty-year marriage and takes a job at the newspaper. She investigates a young African American woman whose body was discovered in a park fountain. No one seems to know or care why she was killed except Maddie—and the victim herself. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

The Chain
DB95738 10 hours 11 minutes
by Adrian McKinty
read by January LaVoy
Your phone rings. A stranger has kidnapped your child. To free them you must abduct someone else’s child. Your child will be released when your victim’s parents kidnap another child. If these things don’t happen your child will be killed. You are now part of the chain. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Two Can Keep a Secret
DB93762 10 hours 9 minutes
by Karen M. McManus
read by various narrators
True-crime aficionado Ellery and her twin brother are staying with their grandmother in the small town of Echo Ridge, known for murder and missing girls. When a new friend goes missing, Ellery digs into the community’s secrets. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

The Last House Guest
DB95799 10 hours 4 minutes
by Megan Miranda
read by Rebekkah Ross
Typically, friendships never develop between locals and summer people in Littleport, Maine, but that’s what happens with visitor Sadie and resident Avery. For almost a decade, the girls are inseparable—until Sadie is found dead. Although the death is ruled a suicide, Avery feels she is being blamed. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Reunion
DB95733 8 hours 6 minutes
by Guillaume Musso
read by various narrators
Twenty-five years ago, nineteen-year-old Vinca Rockwell ran away with her philosophy teacher. She was never seen again. Meanwhile, Vinca’s three best friends committed a murder and stashed the body in the gymnasium wall. As the three friends arrive at their reunion, that wall is about to be demolished. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Knife: A New Harry Hole Novel
DB95606 16 hours 59 minutes
by Jo Nesbø
read by John Lee
Harry Hole has been given another chance with the Oslo Police: in the cold-case office. What he’d prefer is to investigate cases he suspects have ties to Svein Finne, the recently released serial rapist and murderer who Harry helped put behind bars. Translated from the Norwegian. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Before We Were Strangers
DB93564 10 hours 36 minutes
by Brenda Novak
read by various narrators
Model Sloane McBride always believed her mother left when she was five, after her parents had a loud argument. Years later, Sloane comes back to her Texas hometown. She’s looking for answers about her mother, helped by the local cop who was her high school sweetheart. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Blind Spot
DB96137 10 hours 11 minutes
by Brenda Novak
read by Thérèse Plummer
Dr. Evelyn Talbot is expecting her first child and planning her wedding to Alaska state trooper Amarok when a psychopath kidnaps her. Evelyn does everything she can to survive, save her baby, and devise some way to escape, while Amarok races to find her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Face Off
DB96087 10 hours 54 minutes
by Brenda Novak
read by Thérèse Plummer
Tortured and left for dead at sixteen, Evelyn Talbot turned her personal nightmare into her life’s work as a leading psychiatrist at Hanover House in a small Alaskan town. But when a woman goes missing from a cabin nearby, every clue points to the man who once brutalized her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Hello Again
DB96086 11 hours 29 minutes
by Brenda Novak
read by Thérèse Plummer
Alaska prison psychiatrist Evelyn Talbot meets Dr. Lyman Bishop, accused of performing ice pick lobotomies on his victims. The brilliant cancer researcher is either a cunning psychopath or was wrongly convicted. But then another ice pick fatality occurs, and Evelyn knows the victim—and possibly the copycat killer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Last Good Guy
DB96091 9 hours 59 minutes
by T. Jefferson Parker
read by Will Damron
When hired by an enigmatic woman to find her missing teenage sister, PI Roland Ford immediately senses that the case is not what it seems. His investigation leads him to a secretive charter school, American Nazis hidden in a desert compound, and an arch-conservative celebrity evangelist. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Swift Vengeance
DB96090 11 hours 9 minutes
by T. Jefferson Parker
read by Will Damron
Cop-turned-marine-turned-PI Roland Ford is on the trail of a mysterious killer who is beheading CIA drone operators and leaving puzzling clues. Roland’s troubled friend Lindsey Rakes is afraid for her own life and the life of her son after a fellow flight crew member is killed. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Inn
DB96343 7 hours 19 minutes
by James Patterson and Candice Fox
read by Edoardo Ballerini
The secluded Inn at Gloucester suits its owner—former Boston police detective Bill Robinson—until Mitchell Cline arrives with a crew of local killers. Robinson teams up with three of his fearless residents—Sheriff Clayton Spears, army veteran Nick Jones, and groundskeeper Effie Johnson—to defend the inn. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

The Red Room; White Bone
DB95074 26 hours 19 minutes
by Ridley Pearson
read by Joe Wilson
Two thrillers, written in 2014 and 2016, feature Grace Chu, an American-educated Chinese forensic accountant, and John Knox, an Iraq war vet, who sometimes partner internationally as freelance undercover operatives. In White Bone, Knox races to help Chu in Kenya when her cover is blown. Violence and strong language. 2016.

Tear It Down
DB93614 11 hours 2 minutes
by Nick Petrie
read by Stephen Mendel
Peter Ash arrives in Memphis to help a photographer and war correspondent—who’s been receiving peculiar threats—and learns that someone drove a dump truck into her living room. Meanwhile, a young homeless street musician—roped into a jewelry heist that went wrong—steals Peter’s 1968 pickup truck. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Old Bones
DB96342 10 hours 54 minutes
by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
read by Cynthia Farrell
Nora Kelly, a young Santa Fe archaeology curator, leads a team in search of the tragic Donner Party’s “Lost Camp.” When they expose the real truth—which is far more shocking than mere cannibalism—it leads to grand-scale present-day violence. Rookie FBI agent Corrie Swanson is assigned the case. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

The Perfect Plan
DB95602 9 hours 18 minutes
by Bryan Reardon
read by MacLeod Andrews
One morning, Liam Brennan snaps, kidnapping a young woman who works for his older brother Drew, an upstart candidate in a heated election. This sudden, vicious attack appears to be the beginning of an unthinkable spiral. But when it comes to the Brennan brothers, nothing is what it seems. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Under Currents
DB95764 14 hours 38 minutes
by Nora Roberts
read by January LaVoy
Zane and his sister Britt’s family looked perfect, hiding the truth of his violently abusive father and complicit mother. Twenty years after he finally escaped, Zane is back home for a new start and maybe even a new love, but a shadow from the past threatens. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Say You’re Sorry
DB96007 24 hours 7 minutes
by Karen Rose
read by Joel Froomkin
When she escaped from a serial killer, Daisy Dawson also grabbed a necklace that could be crucial evidence to finally catch him. The necklace is also a link to a cold case that Special Agent Gideon Reynolds has been tracking for seventeen years. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Favorite Daughter
DB95624 9 hours 33 minutes
by Kaira Rouda
read by Kathleen McInerney
One year ago, Jane’s oldest daughter, Mary, died in a tragic accident. Jane has been grief-stricken and lost in a haze of anti-depressants. Now—as Jane reemerges into the world—it’s clear her family has changed. And does someone know more about Mary’s last day than they’ve revealed? Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Lock Every Door
DB95876 10 hours 29 minutes
by Riley Sager
read by Dylan Moore
As she gets to know her new neighbors, Jules finds herself drawn to fellow apartment-sitter Ingrid, who reminds her of the sister she lost eight years ago. When Ingrid confides that the building’s dark history is starting to frighten her, Jules brushes it off—until Ingrid disappears. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Afton Tangler, Books 1-2
DB94900 23 hours 32 minutes
by Gerry Schmitt
read by various narrators
Two novels, written in 2016 and 2017, featuring Minneapolis police family liaison and detective-wannabe Afton Tangler. In Little Girl Gone, Afton works with a woman whose baby was kidnapped. In Shadow Girl, someone shoots down the helicopter carrying the donor heart for a businessman’s transplant. Violence and strong language. 2017.

The Woman Inside
DB93379 11 hours 15 minutes
by E.G. Scott
read by various narrators
Paul is cheating on his wife Rebecca, who discovers Paul’s elaborate plan to build a new life without her. And though Rebecca is spiraling into an opiate addiction, it doesn’t stop her from coming up with a devious plot of her own. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Last Widow
DB96209 16 hours 43 minutes
by Karin Slaughter
read by Kathleen Early
Unknown assailants grab a CDC scientist in a parking lot. One month later, a ground-shaking blast shatters a Sunday afternoon. Medical examiner Sara Linton and GBI investigator Will Trent rush toward the scene, but they’re waylaid by the escaping perpetrators, who kidnap Sara. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Follow Me Down
DB93296 12 hours 52 minutes
by Sherri Smith
read by Cecelia Riddett
Pharmacist Mia Haas rushes to her hometown when she learns her twin brother Lucas is suspected of murdering one of his students and has disappeared. Mia faces her dysfunctional childhood and her drug addiction as she frantically searches for the truth. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Cliff’s Edge
DB95564 9 hours 31 minutes
by Meg Tilly
read by various narrators
While her sister Maggie and new husband Luke go on their honeymoon, baker Eve Harris agrees to house-sit. She’s surprised to find the house already occupied by movie star Rhys Thomas, Luke’s friend, who needs a quiet place to get away from the limelight. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Under My Skin
DB93419 12 hours 51 minutes
by Lisa Unger
read by Vivienne Leheny
Poppy’s husband, Jack, is brutally murdered during his morning run through Manhattan’s Riverside Park. Poppy spirals into an oblivion of grief, disappearing for several days—only to turn up ragged and confused, wearing a tight red dress she doesn’t recognize. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Turn of the Key
DB96239 12 hours 15 minutes
by Ruth Ware
read by Imogen Church
After stumbling across the ad for a live-in nanny position with a staggeringly generous salary, Rowan Caine arrives at Heatherbrae House and is smitten by the luxurious “smart” home and picture-perfect family. But she’s stepping into a nightmare that will lead to murder. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

Contraband
DB95875 7 hours 25 minutes
by Stuart Woods
read by Tony Roberts
Stone Barrington is getting some much-needed rest and relaxation in Florida when trouble falls from the sky—literally. Intrigued by the suspicious circumstances surrounding this event, Stone joins forces with a sharp-witted and alluring local detective to investigate. But they run into a problem: the evidence keeps disappearing. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

War Stories

Hunter Killer: The War with China–the Battle for the Central Pacific
DB96295 12 hours 17 minutes
by David Poyer
read by Gary Galone
Newly promoted admiral Dan Lenson, from Onslaught (DB 95440), fights to buy time for the Allies to regroup, but his flagship comes under attack. SEAL operator Teddy Oberg escapes a POW camp, and Dan’s wife Blair works in Washington to formulate plans. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Westerns

Chief of Scouts, Books 1-3
DB94901 20 hours 19 minutes
by Don Bendell
read by Jack Fox
Trilogy written in 1993 and 1994. In Chief of Scouts, cavalry scout Chris Colt must choose sides at the battle of Little Big Horn. In Horse Soldiers, the army battles Chief Joseph. In Colt, Colt tries to suppress an Apache rebellion. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 1994.

Colt Family, Books 5-7
DB95450 17 hours 26 minutes
by Don Bendell
read by Jack Fox
Books five through seven of the series, written between 1997 and 2000. In Matched Colts, Chris’s sister disguises herself as a man and rides out to catch a killer. Also includes Blazing Colts and War Bonnet. Sequel to Colt Family, Books 1-4 (DB 95276). Some violence and some strong language. 2000.

Blood Bond, Books 5-7
DB94577 18 hours 42 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by various narrators
Three books, published in 1992-94, in the series about blood brothers Matt Bodine and Sam Two Wolves. In Devil Creek Crossfire, Sam and Matt are caught up in a range war. Also includes Shootout at Gold Creek and San Angelo Showdown. Sequel to Gunsmoke and Gold (DBC 05822). Some violence and some strong language. 1994.

A High Sierra Christmas
DB93389 10 hours 50 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Patrick Lawlor
Smoke Jensen and his children are on their way to Reno for the holidays. To save time, they follow the same path that brought the legendary Donner party to a tragic end. An unexpected blizzard forces the Jensens to do what it takes to survive. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

Adult Nonfiction

Astronomy

One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon
DB95795 5 hours 8 minutes
by Charles Fishman
read by Fred Sanders
Author of The Big Thirst (DB 74346) chronicles NASA’s mission to put a man on the moon by 1970 after President John F. Kennedy set that goal in 1961. Discusses the technologies that needed to be developed and key figures who made it all happen. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Biography

Where the Light Enters: Building a Family, Discovering Myself
DB96278 6 hours 47 minutes
by Jill Biden
read by Jill Biden
The wife of former vice president Joe Biden discusses her relationship with her husband, how she formed a family with him and her two stepsons, the difficulties of public life, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

America’s Reluctant Prince: The Life of John F. Kennedy Jr.
DB96141 18 hours 27 minutes
by Steven M. Gillon
read by Tim Andres Pabon
Historian and close friend of John F. Kennedy Jr. examines the man’s life and legacy from before his birth until the day he died. Covers the highs, lows, surprising incidents, viewpoints, and relationships that John never discussed publicly, revealing the full story behind JFK Jr.’s complicated life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law
DB96188 7 hours 32 minutes
by Haben Girma
read by Haben Girma
The autobiography of the first deaf-blind graduate of Harvard Law School. Girma describes her childhood, world travels, development of a text-to-braille communication system, and time at Harvard Law, as well as the ways she uses her talents to advocate for those with disabilities. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive
DB93971 8 hours 36 minutes
by Stephanie Land
read by various narrators
Recounts years working in the domestic service industry, struggling in poverty as a single mother. Examines the difficulties and misleading rhetoric surrounding poverty as well as the realities of life in service work. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations
DB95549 10 hours 17 minutes
by William H. McRaven
read by William H. McRaven
The author of Make Your Bed (DB 87732) and retired US Navy admiral recounts stories from his career as a Navy SEAL and commander of America’s special operations forces. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter’s Search for Meaning in the Stories of Our Times
DB95904 16 hours 10 minutes
by Scott Pelley
read by Scott Pelley
Memoir from a 60 Minutes correspondent and former CBS Evening News anchor describing his experiences witnessing events of global importance, including 9/11, military conflict in Afghanistan and Iraq, private moments with presidents, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Elon Musk: A Mission to Save the World
DB95742 5 hours 22 minutes
by Anna Crowley Redding
read by various narrators
Award-winning investigative journalist profiles Elon Musk, a once-bullied schoolboy who became the iconic visionary behind SpaceX and CEO of the electric car company Tesla. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2019.

Blindness and Physical Disabilities

Firsts: Coming of Age Stories by People with Disabilities
DB95435 7 hours 26 minutes
edited by Belo Miguel Cipriani
read by Kristin Allison
Eleven essays by authors with disabilities recounting various first experiences. In “Life with Lexie,” Heidi Johnson-Wright recalls going off to college and dealing with her first non-family member caregiver. Cathy Beaudoin shares her challenges as a newly blind PhD candidate in “I Did It.” Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

Through the Tunnel: Becoming DeafBlind
DB95438 1 hours 12 minutes
by Angie C. Orlando
read by Mare Trevathan
Using a mix of poetry and prose, the author describes her experiences with multiple disabilities that became gradually apparent over time. Recounts her childhood, how her interactions with others shifted over time, her abusive marriage, and her brother’s suicide. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2018.

Business and Economics

AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order
DB92919 10 hours 29 minutes
by Kai-Fu Lee
read by Gary Tipton
Technology executive and investor analyzes the technological developments and business opportunities for artificial intelligence in the twenty-first century. Pays particular attention to the work being done in China and the United States. Explores the possibilities of the technology in the future. 2018.

Career and Job Training

Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life
DB95278 4 hours 48 minutes
by Laura Gassner Otting
read by Jill Fox
Guide to defining your career goals by what matters to you, not the ways others define “success.” The primary theme of consonance is explored by defining where we are failing at it, identifying the elements of it, and achieving it through changing your career, workplace, and/or yourself. Some strong language. 2019.

Consumerism

Happy Money: The Japanese Art of Making Peace with Your Money
DB96057 5 hours 26 minutes
by Ken Honda
read by Louis Ozawa Changchien
Guide to achieving peace of mind regarding money and finding the path to happiness. Examines the myth of scarcity, provides ways to improve your relationship to money, and advocates for embracing the process of giving money. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Cooking

Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering
DB95673 8 hours 7 minutes
by Joanna Gaines
read by Faith Potts
Collection of recipes for gatherings of all sizes. Includes a list of pantry staples, tools, and universal conversion chart. Recipes cover breakfast, lunch, soups and salads, appetizers and starters, side dishes, dinner, and desserts. Instructions include a brief introduction, timing, ingredients, and tips for specific preparation methods. 2018.

Air Fry Genius
DB95526 8 hours 6 minutes
by Meredith Laurence
read by Deborah Desmone
Recipes optimized for cooking in air fryers. Sections include snacks and appetizers, breads and breakfast, pork and lamb, chicken and poultry, fish and seafood, beef, vegetarian main dishes, vegetables, and desserts. Also contains tips for those new to air frying and a cooking time chart. 2017.

Crime

The Last Stone
DB94956 13 hours 56 minutes
by Mark Bowden
read by Bill Wallace
Journalist and author of Black Hawk Down (DB 48028) reported on the disappearance of Kate and Sheila Lyon, ages ten and twelve, from a Wheaton, Maryland, shopping mall when it occurred in 1975. He now recounts the recent focus on—and lengthy interrogation of—imprisoned child molester Lloyd Welch. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2019.

The Last Pirate of New York: A Ghost Ship, a Killer, and the Birth of a Gangster Nation
DB95726 6 hours 14 minutes
by Rich Cohen
read by Ari Fliakos
Narrative about charismatic Albert Hicks, whose maritime Manhattan criminal career reached its peak in 1860. But Hicks’s plan to rob an oyster sloop went awry—the ship was found listing and unmanned in the foggy straits of Coney Island—and led to the notorious underworld figure’s last desperate flight. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Death Dealer: How Cops and Cadaver Dogs Brought a Killer to Justice
DB92914 9 hours 57 minutes
by Kate Clark Flora
read by Catherine Byers
Account of the investigation into the disappearance of Maria Tanasichuk in January 2003 in New Brunswick, Canada. Describes police efforts to locate Maria, and their investigations into the whereabouts and actions of her husband David. Discusses the logistics of searching for Maria’s body and the trial against David. Some violence. 2014.

Diet and Nutrition

131 Method: Your Personalized Nutrition Solution to Boost Metabolism, Restore Gut Health, and Lose Weight
DB95322 9 hours 55 minutes
by Chalene Johnson
read by Kristin Allison
After her past methods led to a troubling health scare, longtime fitness celebrity Johnson created this three-phase, twelve-week program to lose weight, improve gut health, boost immunity, fix cravings, and reset hormones. Steps are setting an objective, phasing in a diet, and then fasting and refueling. Includes recipes. 2019.

Gardening

The New Organic Grower: A Master’s Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener; 30th Anniversary Edition
DB92939 15 hours 16 minutes
by Eliot Coleman
read by Bob Moore
Originally published in 1989, this guide for organic gardening has been updated for its thirtieth anniversary edition. Includes detailed advice for both large- and small-scale gardeners, such as choosing your plot, planning your garden, fertilizing, dealing with pests, and harvesting. An appendix provides information on specific crops. 2018.

Government and Politics

American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Trump
DB95881 26 hours 26 minutes
by Tim Alberta
read by Jason Culp
Politico magazine’s chief political correspondent provides an insider’s look at the making of the early twenty-first-century Republican Party and how a decade of cultural upheaval, populist outrage, and ideological warfare left the GOP vulnerable to a hostile takeover by Donald Trump. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Truth about Trump
DB93576 16 hours 18 minutes
by Michael D’Antonio
read by Eric Pollins
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist profiles President Donald Trump. D’Antonio examines Trump’s methods in his pursuit of success in both business and politics, which he suggests are based on a feeling of superiority. This title is an updated version of Never Enough (DB 83461), which was published in 2015. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Man Who Sold America: Trump and the Unraveling of the American Story
DB95932 9 hours 28 minutes
by Joy-Ann Reid
read by Joy-Ann Reid
A political commentator presents her views of the state of American politics since the election of President Trump as well as what led the country to this point. Discusses why Trump succeeded and whether America can undo the damage she feels he has done. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

Where We Go from Here: Two Years in the Resistance
DB93373 7 hours 46 minutes
by Bernie Sanders
read by Bernie Sanders
Senator Bernie Sanders discusses the actions he has taken to oppose President Donald Trump’s agenda and strengthen the progressive movement. Details his views on how America should move forward as a nation. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

Hobbies and Crafts

The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual, Fourth Edition
DB94819 20 hours 15 minutes
by Ward Silver
read by Joe Wilson
Study manual for passing the Technician license exam administered by ARRL, the national association for amateur radio operators. Explains what is allowed in amateur radio, electrical components, propagation of radio waves, equipment, communication with others, regulations, and safety. 2018.

Home Management

Downsizing the Family Home: What to Save, What to Let Go
DB95085 5 hours 36 minutes
by Marni Jameson
read by Jill Fox
A home columnist provides a guide to sorting through a lifetime of possessions and the emotional journey of downsizing the family home for oneself or one’s parents. Discusses strategies to accomplish the goal quickly, respectfully, and rewardingly. Includes insights from antiques appraisers, garage-sale gurus, professional organizers, and psychologists. 2015.

Language

Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style
DB93768 9 hours 41 minutes
by Benjamin Dreyer
read by various narrators
Random House editor distills the knowledge that he has gained from working on hundreds of books into a guide on punctuation, grammar, and usage. Provides general rules and lessons as well as tips for specific difficult cases. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

Literature

The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry
DB92479 61 hours 36 minutes
edited by Jeremy Noel-Tod and Ian Hamilton
read by Mark Ashby
Updated second edition of a reference work first published in 1994. Contains over 1,700 entries. Includes short biographies of poets writing in English since 1910, covering works they are best known for and publication histories; particular groups and movements; and lists of anthologies, prizes, and prize winners. 2013.

Medicine and Health

The Healing Self: A Revolutionary New Plan to Supercharge Your Immunity and Stay Well for Life
DB90283 12 hours 33 minutes
by Deepak Chopra and Rudolph E. Tanzi
read by Shishir Kurup
Coauthors of Super Brain (DB 75972) and Super Genes (DB 82854) tackle the issue of lifelong health and heightened immunity. Using research on the mind-body, mind-gene, and mind-immunity connections, they offer a seven-day action plan, which outlines the key tools needed to develop an effective and personalized path to self-healing. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Music

Bing Crosby: Swinging on a Star; The War Years, 1940-1946
DB92943 32 hours 19 minutes
by Gary Giddins
read by Robert Sams
This second volume of biography, following Bing Crosby: A Pocketful of Dreams (DB 53111), picks up in 1940. Focuses on the actor and singer’s life and career during World War II, his work for the war effort on the radio and with the USO, and his many hit films. 2018.

Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest, and the Music That Made a Nation
DB95573 7 hours 43 minutes
by Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw
read by various narrators
A historian teams up with a country music star to present a survey of patriotic and protest songs from all eras of American history. From “The Star-Spangled Banner” to “Born in the USA,” they explore the history behind the music. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

The Birth of Loud: Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the Guitar-Pioneering Rivalry That Shaped Rock ‘n’ Roll
DB93691 9 hours 52 minutes
by Ian S. Port
read by Pete Simonelli
A music journalist examines two of the guitar makers whose innovations shaped the sound of rock music. In addition to the story of their differing musical backgrounds and signature electric guitars (the Fender Stratocaster and Gibson Les Paul), the author chronicles their competitive rivalry. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Nature and the Environment

The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America
DB95286 1 hours 56 minutes
by Matt Kracht
read by Alec Volz
Humorous—and foul-mouthed—guide to birds of North America. Each entry includes physical description, notes on behavior, calls, and the general disposition of the species. Also includes a short history of bird-watching, methods of identification, general tips, and a guide on how to observe and record birds. Strong language. 2019.

Skeleton Keys: The Secret Life of Bone
DB94282 6 hours 58 minutes
by Brian Switek
read by Will Damron
Examination of the development, usage, and material culture of human bones. Discusses the anatomy of bones, evolutionary development, medical care, forensic analysis, and ways bones are used after death. Includes personal anecdotes and case studies to illustrate points. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Poetry

Night Sky with Exit Wounds
DB95520 1 hours 19 minutes
by Ocean Vuong
read by Joe Peck
Collection of poetry exploring family experiences in Vietnam during the war and immigration to America. Themes include romance, sexuality, memory, grief, and melancholia. Some violence. 2016.

Psychology and Self-Help

Let’s All Make the Day Count: The Everyday Wisdom of Charlie Daniels
DB96272 3 hours 40 minutes
by Charlie Daniels
read by Bill Wallace
Grammy Award-winning country music legend shares personal stories, advice, and life lessons he has learned from traveling and performing around the country. Each of the short chapters is accompanied by a Bible verse. 2018.

Zen beyond Mindfulness: Using Buddhist and Modern Psychology for Transformational Practice
DB95283 5 hours 29 minutes
by Jules Shuzen Harris
read by Gary Tipton
Psychotherapist and Zen teacher advocates committed meditation practices, a study of traditional Buddhist psychological models, and the use of “mind-body bridging” psychotherapeutic techniques to reconnect with Buddhist philosophical and ethical teachings and confront social and psychological issues. Provides guided meditation exercises. 2019.

Everybody Needs to Forgive Somebody: 12 Stories of Real People Who Discovered the Life-Changing Power of Grace
DB95649 3 hours 4 minutes
by Allen R. Hunt
read by Gary Tipton
Twelve stories illustrating the nature and benefits of forgiveness, divided into sections on receiving forgiveness, deciding to forgive, and sharing forgiveness. Each story describes what led its protagonist to make their decision and concludes with questions to consider and an exercise. Expanded third edition. 2016.

Religion

Arms Full of Love: Inspiring True Stories That Celebrate the Gift of Family
DB95518 4 hours 41 minutes
by Delilah
read by Faith Potts
Author of One Heart at a Time (DB 93487) and Love Someone Today (DB 93518) shares her own experiences and letters from her radio listeners to explore the heartache, healing, and happiness that families create. Includes stories of adopting nine children. 2012.

Zen beyond Mindfulness: Using Buddhist and Modern Psychology for Transformational Practice
DB95283 5 hours 29 minutes
by Jules Shuzen Harris
read by Gary Tipton
Psychotherapist and Zen teacher advocates committed meditation practices, a study of traditional Buddhist psychological models, and the use of “mind-body bridging” psychotherapeutic techniques to reconnect with Buddhist philosophical and ethical teachings and confront social and psychological issues. Provides guided meditation exercises. 2019.

Everybody Needs to Forgive Somebody: 12 Stories of Real People Who Discovered the Life-Changing Power of Grace
DB95649 3 hours 4 minutes
by Allen R. Hunt
read by Gary Tipton
Twelve stories illustrating the nature and benefits of forgiveness, divided into sections on receiving forgiveness, deciding to forgive, and sharing forgiveness. Each story describes what led its protagonist to make their decision and concludes with questions to consider and an exercise. Expanded third edition. 2016.

Science and Technology

The Poetry and Music of Science: Comparing Creativity in Science and Art
DB95264 13 hours 45 minutes
by Tom McLeish
read by Mark Ashby
Theoretical physicist argues that the study of science requires as much creativity as the arts. Draws on his cross-disciplinary work to explore the history of creative inspiration in science. Discusses visual imagination, the construction of science experiments, the use of mathematics in music, and more. 2019.

Social Sciences

Faking It: The Lies Women Tell about Sex–And the Truths They Reveal
DB93602 8 hours 7 minutes
by Lux Alptraum
read by Lux Alptraum
A discussion of the various deceptions that women sometimes commit or are suspected of committing due to societal pressures, including lies about orgasms, virginity, paternity, sexual assault, levels of sexual experience, and more. Draws on interviews with sexuality experts and everyday women. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Appalachian Reckoning: A Region Responds to Hillbilly Elegy
DB95655 4 hours 40 minutes
edited by Anthony Harkins and Meredith
read by Kristin Allison
The editors respond critically to the book Hillbilly Elegy (DB 85796) and provide perspective from Appalachians of varied backgrounds through a blend of scholarship, prose, poetry, and more. Creates a portrait of a region that is culturally rich but economically distressed and defies overly simplistic description. Strong language. 2019.

Three Women
DB96422 11 hours 26 minutes
by Lisa Taddeo
read by various narrators
Award-winning journalist takes an in-depth look at the sex lives of three American women. Follows a housewife whose marriage has lost its passion, a high school student in a relationship with her English teacher, and a woman whose husband picks out sexual partners for her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

Sports and Recreation

TNFL Century: The One-Hundred-Year Rise of America’s Greatest Sports League
DB96372 11 hours 39 minutes
by Joe Horrigan
read by Mark Deakins
The former executive director of the Pro Football Hall of Fame presents a history of the National Football League. From its founding in Canton, Ohio, in 1920, he chronicles the NFL’s successes as well as its struggles through wars, controversies, and labor disputes. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Stage and Screen

Wild and Crazy Guys: How the Comedy Mavericks of the ’80s Changed Hollywood Forever
DB95880 12 hours 28 minutes
by Nick de Semlyen
read by Curtis Armstrong
A film journalist looks at the comedians who ruled Hollywood in the 1980s, including Bill Murray, Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, John Belushi, and Eddie Murphy. Features candid interviews with many of the stars, who share stories of their friendships, feuds, triumphs, and disasters. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Mr. S: My Life with Frank Sinatra
DB93496 12 hours 50 minutes
by George Jacobs and William
read by Richard Davidson
Jacobs, who served as Sinatra’s valet from 1953 to 1968, reveals details of the personal life of the famous singer and actor. He shares stories of Sinatra and the many celebrities that were in his inner circle—and in his bed. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2003.

Travel

Strange Tales of World Travel: Bizarre, Mysterious, Horrible, Hilarious
DB95097 4 hours 37 minutes
by Gina Gaille and Scott Gaille
read by Emily Pike Stewart
Married couple share fifty stories of their own and others’ unusual travel experiences around the world. In “Shark Repellent,” a tour guide recounts how a tourist drove off a charging lemon shark. In “Too Close for Comfort,” Gina describes an encounter with mountain gorillas in Rwanda. 2019.

U.S. History

Sacred Duty: A Soldier’s Tour at Arlington National Cemetery
DB95547 8 hours 32 minutes
by Tom Cotton
read by various narrators
Veteran and senator offers a portrait of the “Old Guard,” the US Army unit whose role is to honor those fallen in battle and see them laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. Describes how they conduct military-honor funerals and the daily requirements of their roles. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

What Ifs? of American History: Eminent Historians Imagine What Might Have Been
DB93352 10 hours 11 minutes
edited by Robert Cowley
read by Stephen Van Doren
Scholars presented with theoretical alternative outcomes to historical events posit how they might have played out. Among others, David McCullough imagines the failure of George Washington’s retreat at the Battle of Long Island and James McPherson envisions success for Robert E. Lee during the Civil War. 2003.

World History

War and Peace: FDR’s Final Odyssey; D-Day to Yalta, 1943-1945
DB95749 21 hours 59 minutes
by Nigel Hamilton
read by Shaun Grindell
FDR biographer’s account of Roosevelt’s role in the final years of World War II. Discusses his triumph with the D-Day invasion and his failing health as he laid the groundwork for a lasting peace. Sequel to Commander in Chief (DB 88450). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

Every Man a Hero
DB96041 7 hours 42 minutes
by Ray Lambert and Jim DeFelice
read by Kaleo Griffith
An eyewitness account of D-Day by a decorated US Army medic who landed with the first wave on June 6, 1944, and saved dozens of his fellow soldiers on Omaha Beach, despite having his back broken and being wounded at least three times. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

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. To order books or sign up for BARD, contact your local cooperating library.

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

Adventure

Aru Shah and the Song of Death: Pandava, Book 2
DB95579 12 hours 32 minutes
by Roshani Chokshi
read by various narrators
Accused of stealing the god of love’s bow and arrow, Aru has a limited amount of time to find the real thief or risk being kicked out of the Otherworld. Includes supplemental material. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2019.

Ralph Breaks the Internet: The Junior Novelization
DB93619 2 hours 24 minutes
by Suzanne Francis
read by Greg Tremblay
Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a Wi-Fi router in their arcade, and soon they are off on a new adventure. Sequel to Wreck-It Ralph (DB 93618). Based on the Walt Disney Animation Studio film. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2018.

Family

A Storm of Strawberries
DB95452 4 hours 8 minutes
by Jo Cotterill
read by Abigail Maupin
Twelve-year-old Darby has Down syndrome. Her favorite things are painting by numbers, music, chocolate, and her big sister Kaydee. When Kaydee brings a friend home for the weekend of the annual chocolate hunt, Darby gets worried about things changing. For grades 4-7. 2017.

Fantasy

Pan’s Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun
DB96243 6 hours 26 minutes
by Guillermo del Toro and Cornelia Funke
read by Thom Rivera
1944. After encountering a fairy, thirteen-year-old Ofelia flees her stepfather and searches for her true home in the underworld. Declared to be the long-lost princess, Ofelia hopes to be reunited with her true family. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2019.

Knights vs. Dinosaurs
DB93307 1 hours 48 minutes
by Matt Phelan
read by Andy Pyle
With the realm at peace and few dragons about, the Knights of the Round Table are bored, so Merlin sends them to face the most terrible lizards of all: dinosaurs. For grades 3-6. 2018.

Friendship

The Friendship War
DB93595 4 hours 5 minutes
by Andrew Clements
read by Bailey Carr
When Grace accidentally starts a new fad at school, it may get her in major trouble. It could even be the end of her friendship with Ellie—because Ellie’s not used to being one-upped by anybody! Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2019.

Girls of July
DB95793 11 hours 26 minutes
by Alex Flinn
read by various narrators
Four girls—Britta, Meredith, Kate, and Spider, only two of whom had met before—spend an unforgettable July with Spider’s aunt in the Adirondacks. Told in separate voices. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2019.

Growing Up

The Spectacular Spelling Bee, Books 1-2
DB95271 9 hours 36 minutes
by Deborah Abela
read by Colleen Delany
Two books, written in 2016-2018, featuring young India Wimple, a brilliant speller. In The Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee, India appears on a spelling bee show on TV. In The Most Marvelous International Spelling Bee, India and her family head to England for her next competition. For grades 3-6. 2018.

Historical Fiction

Let the Children March
DB93652 0 hours 21 minutes
by Monica Clark-Robinson
read by Janina Edwards
Under the leadership of Martin Luther King Jr., children and teenagers march against segregation in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2018.

Revolution: The Sixties Trilogy, Book 2
DB95711 12 hours 11 minutes
by Deborah Wiles
read by various narrators
Mississippi, 1964. Sunny’s town is being invaded by northerners who are coming to help African Americans register to vote. And the people in her personal life are crowding her, giving her little room to breathe. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2014.

Humor

EngiNerds
DB95262 3 hours 2 minutes
by Jarrett Lerner
read by Robert Sams
When a group of nerdy best friends each begin receiving robots that start to act like real creatures, it is up to them to save the day—and the planet. For grades 3-6. 2017.

Mystery and Detective

Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, Books 33-35
DB94905 11 hours 50 minutes
by Carolyn Keene
read by Abigail Maupin
Three mysteries, written between 1955 and 1957, featuring amateur sleuth Nancy Drew. In The Witch Tree Symbol, rumors that Nancy is a witch causes friction in Pennsylvania Dutch country. Includes The Hidden Window Mystery and The Haunted Showboat. For grades 3-6. 1957.

The Last Chance Hotel
DB96208 6 hours 49 minutes
by Nicki Thornton
read by Russell Bentley
Aspiring to be a chef, Seth works as a kitchen boy at the remote Last Chance Hotel. But when a band of magicians arrives for dinner, their leader is poisoned—and Seth is the main suspect. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2018.

Scary Stories

The Dummy Meets the Mummy! Goosebumps SlappyWorld
DB95705 2 hours 52 minutes
by R.L. Stine
read by various narrators
After being put back to sleep and abandoned in an old museum, Slappy is brought to life and seeks revenge. But when the museum closes, Slappy and his newly risen friends are locked inside with Arragotus, an ancient mummy with his own vengeful plan. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2019.

Sports Stories

Up for Air
DB96268 5 hours 0 minutes
by Laurie Morrison
read by Mare Trevathan
School is difficult for Annabelle, but the summer after seventh grade swimming with the high school team is fantastic—until she ends up over her head. For grades 5-8. 2019.

Children’s Nonfiction

Astronomy

Disaster Strikes! The Most Dangerous Space Missions of All Time
DB95648 5 hours 21 minutes
by Jeffrey Kluger
read by Barry Bernson
Explores twelve space missions that went wrong, from the sinking of the space capsule on the Liberty Bell 7 mission in 1961 to problems on the International Space Station in 2013. Some strong language. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2019.

Biography

The Capture of Black Bart: Gentleman Bandit of the Old West
DB93155 2 hours 41 minutes
by Norman H. Finkelstein
read by Alec Volz
Recounts the eight-year cat-and-mouse game in the late nineteenth century between Black Bart, an Old West stagecoach robber, and James B. Hume, Wells Fargo’s chief detective. Famous for his polite treatment of stagecoach passengers, Bart also surprised the public with his poetry. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2018.

Geography

National Parks: A Kid’s Guide to America’s Parks, Monuments, and Landmarks
DB95261 5 hours 0 minutes
by Erin McHugh
read by Robert Sams
Organized alphabetically by state and territory, this guide explores the wonders of US national parks, plus other famous monuments and landmarks. Covers the history, geography, native wildlife and birds, and unique features that make each park special. For grades 4-7. 2019.

Jokes, Riddles, and Rhymes

The Universe’s Greatest School Jokes and Rip-Roaring Riddles
DB95531 1 hours 17 minutes
by Artie Bennett
read by Jeff Allin
Collection of hundreds of goofy school jokes and riddles that covers humor found in the cafeteria, the library, and in subjects such as math, science, history, gym, and recess! For grades 3-6. 2019.

Science and Technology

The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Rivalry, Adventure, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements; Young Readers Edition
DB95580 5 hours 45 minutes
by Sam Kean
read by various narrators
Young readers’ adaptation of The Disappearing Spoon (DB 72176), chronicling the extraordinary human history of the periodic table. Adapted for young readers by Adrian Dingle and Kelsey Kennedy. Includes supplemental material. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2018.

Sports and Recreation

Champions of Women’s Soccer
DB95524 5 hours 12 minutes
by Ann Killion
read by Bob Moore
Profiles the US women’s national soccer team that won the World Cup in 1999. Explores the team’s historic moments, the players and superstars of the sport, and discusses the rise of women’s soccer and its popularity in America. For grades 4-7. 2018.

Foreign Language Books

Español

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). 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 tableta 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.

Si Decido Quedarme (If I Stay)
DB95672 6 horas 13 minutos
por Gayle Forman
leído por Monica Steuer
Mia, una violoncelista y aspirante a la escuela de música Juilliard, se aferra a la vida después de un accidente automovilistico que mata a su familia. Mientras que se observa a sí misma durante una experiencia fuera del cuerpo, Mia revisa su pasado para determinar si va a luchar para sobrevivir o morir. Lenguaje injurioso. Para lectores de secundaria y alta secundaria y mayores. (Cellist and Juilliard hopeful Mia clings to life after a car accident kills her family. While observing herself during an out-of-body experience, Mia flashes through her past to determine whether to fight for survival or die. Strong language. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2010.)

El Amor Que Me Juraste (The Love That You Swore to Me)
DB93561
5 horas 14 minutos
por Silvia Molina
leído por Monica Steuer
Huyendo de la decepción amorosa, una mujer viaja al lugar de origen familiar para explorar su pasado. Sin calificacio?n. Audiolibro comercial. 2011. (Fleeing from disappointment in love, a woman travels to the place of her family’s origin to explore her past. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.)

Volver a Correr (Run Again)
DB93150 6 horas 7 minutos
por Carlos Serván
leído por Martin Untrojb
Carlos Serván reflexiona sobre la trayectoria de su vida, incluyendo quedando ciego como resultado de una explosión de granada cuando era cadete de la policía peruana y su subsiguiente carrera como educador y defensor de los ciegos en los Estados Unidos. 2017. (Carlos Serván reflects upon his life’s trajectory, including becoming blind as a result of a grenade blast as a Peruvian police cadet, and his subsequent career as an educator and blind advocate in the United States. 2017.)

Audio Magazines

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

AARP Bulletin (10 issues) and AARP The Magazine (bimonthly (6 issues))

American History (bimonthly (6 issues))

Analog Science Fiction and Fact (6 issues)

Asimov’s Science Fiction (6 issues)

The Atlantic (10 issues)

Audubon (quarterly (5 issues))

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

Bon Appétit (10 issues)

Consumer Reports (12 issues)

Contemporary Sound Track: A Review of Pop, Jazz, Rock, and Country (bimonthly (6 issues))

Cowboys and Indians (8 issues)

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

Diabetes Forecast (6 issues)

Discover (10 issues)

Ebony (8 issues)

The Economist (51 issues)

Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (6 issues)

Foreign Affairs (6 issues)

France-Amérique (French; 12 issues)

Good Housekeeping (12 issues)

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

Horticulture (6 issues)

Humpty Dumpty (bimonthly (6 issues))

Kiplinger’s Retirement Report (12 issues)

Magazine of the Month (monthly)

Missouri Conservationist (monthly)

Money (10 issues)

Muse (9 issues)

The Musical Mainstream (quarterly)

The Nation (34 issues)

National Geographic (monthly)

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

National Geographic Traveler (bimonthly (6 issues))

National Review (24 issues)

The New Yorker (48 issues)

The New York Times Book Review (52 issues)

O, The Oprah Magazine (monthly)

Oklahoma Today (bimonthly (6 issues))

Outdoor Life (4 issues)

People (52 issues)

People en Español (Spanish; 9 issues)

Piano Technicians Journal (monthly)

Playboy (4 issues)

QST (monthly)

Quarterly Music Magazine (quarterly)

Reader’s Digest (10 issues)

Rolling Stone (12 issues)

Smithsonian (11 issues)

Sound & Vision (10 issues)

Southern Living (13 issues)

Spider (for children; 9 issues)

Sports Illustrated (27 issues)

Sports Illustrated Kids (11 issues)

Talking Book Topics (bimonthly; also contains NLS News, published quarterly)

Travel & Leisure (monthly)

True West (monthly)

Vital Speeches of the Day (monthly)

The Week (48 issues)

Wired (monthly)

The Writer (12 issues)

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