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Talking Book Topics January–February 2022

Volume 88, Number 1

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Table of Contents

Contents

In Brief

Library of Congress acquires AFB collection

The Library of Congress, the parent agency of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, recently acquired the M.C. Migel Memorial Rare Book Collection from the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB). Its more than 750 items document changing social attitudes toward blindness from 1617 to the present and include both printed and tactile materials. Highlights include one of only three known copies of the 1837 first edition of Précis Sur L’Histoire de France (A Summary of the History of France), the first book to ever be embossed in braille, and two copies of Essai Sur L'Education des Aveugles (Essay on the Education of the Blind) by Valentin Haüy, published in Paris in 1786 using embossed letters of the French alphabet. Researchers can access the collection by visiting the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.

New issues of FLQ available online

NLS continues to publish Foreign Language Quarterly (FLQ), which lists popular foreign language books recently added to the NLS collection and available through our network of cooperating libraries. The second issue, released in October and linked from www.loc.gov/nls/flq , highlights Spanish-language books for Hispanic Heritage Month, including the first new Spanish language braille books to be posted to BARD since 2014. The third issue will be published January 31, 2022.

Many of these books come to NLS from other countries via the Marrakesh Treaty, but patrons will also find books produced by NLS and converted from cassette tapes. All books listed in FLQ are available for immediate download from BARD. The new publication also provides directions on how to use new BARD features, such as searching for materials in a specific language.

NLS foreign language selection strategies

Curious how NLS selects foreign language books? The Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) website recently published an article by NLS Foreign Language Librarian Kelsey Corlett-Rivera describing her strategies for identifying foreign language titles NLS patrons may want, including use of US Census data. The article is available at www.accessiblebooksconsortium.org/news/en/2021/news_0011.html External.

Newsstand

The following announcements may be of interest to readers. The National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled reserves the right to publish announcements selectively, as space permits. The items mentioned below are not part of the NLS program, and their listings do not imply endorsement or support. Prices and details about listed items were correct at the time of compilation but are subject to change.

Accessible 2021 tax documents

The IRS will make accessible PDF versions of 2021 tax documents on its website at www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/accessible-irs-tax-products External. Hardcopy braille and large print tax documents can be requested by calling 800-829-3676. To receive a copy of your tax notice in braille or large print, call the tax assistance telephone number at 800-829-1040. Please watch the main NLS website for updates on when other accessible-format tax documents become available from the IRS.

GoodMaps offers free navigational app

GoodMaps recently acquired several navigational apps from Sendero and is now making them available free of charge under the name GoodMaps Outdoors. This app, available for iOS and Android, provides detailed intersection descriptions and uses audio tones and vibrations to give blind and visually impaired users feedback about upcoming turns. For more information, visit https://goodmaps.com/apps/good-maps-outdoors.

Spoken Rx “talking” labels now available at CVS

CVS Pharmacy is now offering Spoken Rx “talking” prescription labels, developed in collaboration with the American Council of the Blind, in all its 10,000 pharmacy locations. The labels can be read by iOS and Android smart devices using the CVS Pharmacy app and work using RFID (radio-frequency identification) technology. Prescription information—including patient name, medication name and directions—is read aloud in English or Spanish.

Patients with a CVS account can enroll in Spoken Rx over the phone by calling their local pharmacy, or by visiting their local CVS where a pharmacist can check if the patient is set up for the service. For more information, visit www.cvs.com/content/pharmacy/spoken-rx External or call 888-287-5654.

Books for Adults

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

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

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

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

Adult Fiction

Adventure

Ashes, Books 28-30
DB101622 26 hours 51 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Guy Williams
Books twenty-eight through thirty of the series, published 1997-2000. In Standoff in the Ashes, a fanatical new president’s actions might bring civil war. Also includes Crisis in the Ashes and Tyranny in the Ashes. Sequel to Ashes, Books 25-27 (DB101266). Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2000.

The Scorpion's Tail
DB101710 12 hours 1 minute
by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
read by Cynthia Farrell
Nora Kelly, archaeologist at the Santa Fe Archeological Institute, and rookie FBI Agent Corrie Swanson team up when a mummified corpse, over half a century old, is found in the cellar of an abandoned building in a remote New Mexico ghost town. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Classics

The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs
DB104031 14 hours 47 minutes
by William Morris
read by George Holmes
An epic poem drawn from Norse mythology that tells the tragic story of Norse hero Sigmund, his son Sigurd, and Sigurd's wife Gudrun. 1876.

Family

Everything Sad Is Untrue (A True Story)
DB101953 7 hours 50 minutes
by Daniel Nayeri
read by Daniel Nayeri
At the front of a skeptical classroom in Oklahoma, young Khosrou tries to tell his story. Khosrou's stories span centuries, from the moment his family fled Iran in the middle of the night to tales set in the jasmine-scented city of Isfahan. Some violence. Commercial audiobook. Printz Award. For senior high and older readers. 2020.

Fantasy

Blood and Ash, Books 1-2
DB101634 49 hours 44 minutes
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
read by Terry Donnelly
Two fantasy novels of a woman chosen from birth to usher in a new era. In From Blood and Ash, Poppy is destined for a solitary life as the Maiden, never to be looked upon. Also includes A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2020.

This Poison Heart
DB104459 11 hours 29 minutes
by Kalynn Bayron
read by Susan Spain
Briseis, who possesses a supernatural power over plants, including poisonous ones, inherits a dilapidated estate in rural New York and must protect herself and her family from centuries-old secrets that threaten their lives. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2021.

Penric and the Shaman: A Fantasy Novella in the World of the Five Gods
DB101849 4 hours 35 minutes
by Lois McMaster Bujold
read by Grover Gardner
Four years after he is first inhabited by the demon he named Desdemona, Penric is now a sorcerer and divine of the Order of the Bastard. His Archdivine sends Penric to capture a shaman accused of murder. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Penric's Demon: A Fantasy Novella in the World of the Five Gods
DB101695 4 hours 5 minutes
by Lois McMaster Bujold
read by Grover Gardner
On his way to his betrothal, young Lord Penric comes upon an accident involving an elderly lady. He approaches to help and discovers that the lady is a servant to the god known as the Bastard, and with her dying breath she bequeaths her mysterious powers to Penric. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Charmed Wife
DB101960 9 hours 34 minutes
by Olga Grushin
read by Karissa Vacker
Cinderella married the man of her dreams, yet now, two children later, things have gone badly wrong. One night she sneaks out of the palace to get help from the Witch who, for a price, offers potions to disgruntled housewives. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

The Library of the Dead: Edinburgh Nights, Book 1
DB103872 8 hours 12 minutes
by T.L. Huchu
read by Tinashe Warikandwa
A dropout, Ropa carries messages for ghosts to make a living on the streets of Edinburgh. When the dead begin to whisper about missing and bewitched children, Ropa investigates. Meanwhile, she discovers an occult library, gains a magical mentor, and uncovers dark secrets. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

The Dark Tower: The Dark Tower, Book 7
DB104870 28 hours 55 minutes
by Stephen King
read by George Guidall
Jake Chambers and Pere Callahan encounter foes in the Dixie Pig Cafe. Roland Deschain ends his quest and is reunited with Susannah, Eddie, Jake, and Oy. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2004.

The Drawing of the Three: The Dark Tower, Book 2
DB104715 12 hours 49 minutes
by Stephen King
read by Frank Muller
Roland the gunslinger continues his search for the Dark Tower in a tale of horror, during which he cohabits three lives in New York City: a heroin addict, The Prisoner; a schizophrenic woman, The Lady of Shadows; and a murderer, Death. Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. 1987.

Song of Susannah: The Dark Tower, Book 6
DB104869 13 hours 45 minutes
by Stephen King
read by George Guidall
The journey to the Dark Tower continues. Possessed by demon-mother Mia, gunslinger Susannah Dean prepares to give birth in New York City. Meanwhile, Roland and Eddie tumble into an ambush in 1977 Maine. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2004.

The Wind through the Keyhole: The Dark Tower, Book 4.5
DB104867 10 hours 30 minutes
by Stephen King
read by Stephen King
Gunslinger Roland Deschain and his ka-tet are forced to seek shelter during a storm as they travel toward the Dark Tower. Roland tells stories of his early years, including that of the skin-man--a shapeshifter Roland’s father sent him to hunt down. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2012.

Wizard and Glass: The Dark Tower, Book 4
DB104866 27 hours 38 minutes
by Stephen King
read by Frank Muller
Roland and his band continue their quest for the Tower by following a beam of energy. Roland also, in a flashback, narrates the tale of his first love, Susan Delgado. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 1997.

Wolves of the Calla: The Dark Tower, Book 5
DB104868 25 hours 57 minutes
by Stephen King
read by various narrators
Roland and his companions continue their quest to the Dark Tower. In the village of Calla Bryn Sturgis, they meet disgraced priest Father Callahan, who asks for help against the kidnapping wolves. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2003.

The Extraordinaries
DB101834 13 hours 5 minutes
by T.J. Klune
read by Michael Lesley
Nick would rather write fanfiction about the feats of heroism and romantic entanglements he imagines for the very real superheroes who inhabit his city. When he meets Nova City's biggest hero (and his biggest crush), however, he resolves to become a superhero himself. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2020.

A Dance with Fate
DB101519 16 hours 24 minutes
by Juliet Marillier
read by various narrators
The young warrior and bard Liobhan has lost her brother to the Otherworld. Even more determined to gain a place as an elite fighter, she returns to Swan Island to continue her training. When fellow trainee Dau is blinded in an accident, both their lives change. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

A Killing Frost: An October Daye Novel
DB101546 11 hours 51 minutes
by Seanan McGuire
read by Mary Robinette Kowal
When October is informed that Simon Torquill--legally her father, due to Faerie's traditions--must be invited to her wedding or risk throwing the Kingdom in the Mists into political turmoil, she sets out on a quest she was not yet prepared to undertake for the sake of her future. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Biting Bad
DB104557 10 hours 27 minutes
by Chloe Neill
read by Sophie Eastlake
Merit and her allies have been through a lot of trouble to protect Chicago, but not all appreciate their presence. After a series of anti-vampire attacks rocks the city, Merit investigates to try to stop more destruction. Sequel to House Rules (DB104517). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2013.

Biting Cold
DB104498 10 hours 43 minutes
by Chloe Neill
read by Sophie Eastlake
Merit, a young vampire in Chicago, finds herself both hunter and prey--racing to prevent an ancient powerful artifact from falling into the wrong hands. If she fails, a catastrophic evil could be unleashed upon the world. Sequel to Drink Deep (DB104509). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2012.

Blood Games
DB104559 10 hours 23 minutes
by Chloe Neill
read by Sophie Eastlake
Merit has fought many battles to protect the Cadogan House of vampires, even after being turned into a vampire against her wishes. When a killer begins stalking the humans of Chicago, Merit may be the only one who can help. Sequel to Wild Things (DB104402). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2014.

Dark Debt
DB104567 11 hours 13 minutes
by Chloe Neill
read by Sophie Eastlake
Merit, member of Chicago’s Cadogan House of vampires, questions who is friend or foe in the aftermath of a high-profile assassination attempt. Plenty of humans have motives against the target, but the would-be assassins are vampires. Sequel to Blood Games (DB104559). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2015.

Drink Deep
DB104509 10 hours 18 minutes
by Chloe Neill
read by Cynthia Holloway
With Chicago in turmoil after a supernatural attack changes the fabric of nature, recently turned vampire Merit must seek the help of friends old and new to protect vampires and humans--before it’s too late. Sequel to Hard Bitten (DB104514). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2011.

Friday Night Bites
DB104512 11 hours 43 minutes
by Chloe Neill
read by Cynthia Holloway
Merit, a new vampire, continues to learn about the dark society to which she now belongs. Her loyalties are tested when she’s tasked with being a liaison between humans and vampires. Sequel to Some Girls Bite (DB104541). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2009.

Hard Bitten
DB104514 10 hours 25 minutes
by Chloe Neill
read by Cynthia Holloway
Merit and her vampire master, Ethan Sullivan, are under pressure from the mayor of Chicago after a violent vampire attack leaves three women missing. Merit needs to solve this crime before the humans raise the stakes. Sequel to Twice Bitten (DB104550). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2011.

House Rules
DB104517 10 hours 17 minutes
by Chloe Neill
read by Sophie Eastlake
Merit, now the protector of her Chicago House of vampires, has faced endless challenges since being turned. Now she and her master, Ethan Sullivan, must untangle a web of secret alliances and ancient evils unlike anything they could have ever imagined. Sequel to Biting Cold (DB104498). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2013.

Midnight Bites
DB104404 5 hours 5 minutes
by Chloe Neill
read by Sophie Eastlake
Two novellas from the Chicagoland Vampires series. In Howling for You, shapeshifter Jeff Christopher, ally of the Cadogan House of vampires, hunts down the North American Central Pack’s missing totem. In Lucky Break, Merit and Ethan’s attempted romantic getaway is interrupted when a vampire friend is accused of murdering her shifter husband. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Midnight Marked
DB104403 10 hours 51 minutes
by Chloe Neill
read by Sophie Eastlake
Merit, one of the most skilled vampire warriors of Chicago, works with master vampire Ethan to protect the Cadogan House. An enemy will stop at nothing to destroy this house of vampires, and Merit may have to sacrifice everything to save it. Sequel to Dark Debt (DB104567). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2016.

Some Girls Bite
DB104541 11 hours 14 minutes
by Chloe Neill
read by Cynthia Holloway
Merit, a graduate student in Chicago, is unexpectedly attacked by vampires. After being turned by a master vampire, she has to learn to fit into the society of vampires. As if understanding her new powers and limitations wasn’t enough of a challenge, Merit also fears that someone is trying to take her out. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2009.

Twice Bitten
DB104550 10 hours 18 minutes
by Chloe Neill
read by Cynthia Holloway
As the Windy City’s newest vampire, Merit is still learning the ropes. She is dealt a crash course in the supernatural world when she’s tasked with protecting a shapeshifter visiting Chicago. Sequel to Friday Night Bites (DB104512). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

Wild Things
DB104402 10 hours 51 minutes
by Chloe Neill
read by Sophie Eastlake
Merit and Ethan, vampires of Chicago’s Cadogan House, have forged ties with all kinds of paranormal beings. Those alliances are about to be tested as they are asked to help defend a close friend’s Pack from powerful and unusual magic. Sequel to Biting Bad (DB104557). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2014.

Son of the Storm: The Nameless Republic, Book One
DB104343 17 hours 49 minutes
by Suyi Davies Okungbowa
read by Korey Jackson
Rather than chasing greatness, scholar Danso seeks forbidden stories about life outside the Bassa city walls. When Danso stumbles across a warrior wielding magic, he is drawn into the city's hidden history and darkest secrets. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Season of Storms
DB101963 11 hours 48 minutes
by Andrzej Sapkowski
read by Peter Kenny
When a contract goes wrong, Geralt of Rivia is without any of his signature weapons. A Witcher who hunts the monsters who prey on humanity, Geralt needs his weapons to face the scheming sorcerers and gathering clouds of war. Translated from the 2013 Polish edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

For the Wolf
DB103834 13 hours 43 minutes
by Hannah Whitten
read by Inés del Castillo
As the only Second Daughter born in centuries, Red's purpose is to be sacrificed to the Wolf in the Wood. But she soon discovers that the Wolf is no monster--and that her own powers might not be the curse she once thought. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.

The Tensorate Series
DB101573 13 hours 41 minutes
by JY Yang
read by Nancy Wu
Three fantasy novellas. In The Black Tides of Heaven, the twin children of the Protector are sold to the Grand Monastery, where they develop different gifts. Also includes The Red Threads of Fortune and The Descent of Monsters. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

General

Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead
DB104333 7 hours 49 minutes
by Emily Austin
read by Emily Tremaine
Gilda, a twenty-something animal-loving lesbian atheist, cannot stop ruminating about death. Desperate for relief from her panicky mind, she responds to a flyer for free therapy at a local Catholic church, and finds herself being greeted by Father Jeff, who assumes she's there for a job interview. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

The Good Father
DB104835 10 hours 7 minutes
by Diane Chamberlain
read by various narrators
Four years ago, nineteen-year-old Travis Brown made the choice to raise his newborn daughter on his own. When Travis loses his construction job and his home, the security he's worked so hard to create for Bella begins to crumble. An unexpected job offer could fix everything. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

The Paper Palace
DB104340 12 hours 40 minutes
by Miranda Cowley Heller
read by Nan McNamara
Elle, a fifty-year-old married mother of three, is visiting her family’s summer home on Cape Cod. After finally consummating the attraction she has always had for her oldest friend Jonas, she must decide if she will stay with her husband or take a chance with Jonas. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.

Damnation Spring
DB104566 15 hours 42 minutes
by Ash Davidson
read by various narrators
Northern California, 1977. Rich Gundersen comes from a family of loggers and hopes to make his fortune buying the rights to a nearby ridge. But his wife is one of many women suffering multiple miscarriages and the evidence is pointing to herbicides used by the logging companies. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Layla
DB101921 9 hours 12 minutes
by Colleen Hoover
read by Steven Carpenter
Leeds expected to spend his life with Layla, but a near-deadly attack leaves her so emotionally scarred that she is not the woman he fell in love with. To reconnect, he takes Layla back to the place they met, but there he encounters the mysterious Willow. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2020.

These Tangled Vines
DB104457 10 hours 8 minutes
by Julianne MacLean
read by Suzanne Toren
Fiona is the only person who knows about her late mother's affair in Tuscany thirty years earlier, and she intends to keep it that way. But a lawyer calls with shocking news: her biological father has died and left her an incredible inheritance--along with two half siblings. Some strong language. 2021.

Migrations
DB101686 8 hours 50 minutes
by Charlotte McConaghy
read by Barrie Kreinik
Nomadic Franny Stone arrives in Greenland with one goal--to trail what is possibly the final migration of the world's last Arctic terns. She talks her way onto a fishing boat, but as Franny's history is revealed, it becomes clear that there is more to her mission. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Once There Were Wolves
DB104524 8 hours 29 minutes
by Charlotte McConaghy
read by Saskia Maarleveld
Inti Flynn arrives in Scotland with her twin sister, Aggie, to lead a team of biologists reintroducing fourteen gray wolves into the remote Highlands. She hopes to heal not only the dying landscape, but also Aggie, who is traumatized by the secrets that drove them out of Alaska. Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Breathe
DB104560 10 hours 48 minutes
by Joyce Carol Oates
read by Cassandra Campbell
A married couple from Cambridge, Massachusetts, takes residency at a distinguished academic institute in New Mexico. When the husband is stricken with a mysterious illness, misdiagnosed at first, their lives are uprooted, and husband and wife each embark upon a nightmare journey. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Beautiful World, Where Are You
DB104825 10 hours 6 minutes
by Sally Rooney
read by Aoife McMahon
Alice, a novelist, meets Felix, who works in a warehouse, and asks him if he'd like to travel to Rome with her. In Dublin, her best friend, Eileen, is getting over a breakup, and slips back into flirting with Simon, a man she has known since childhood. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

The Five Wishes of Mr. Murray McBride
DB104366 8 hours 22 minutes
by Joe Siple
read by David Hartley-Margolin
With all his family and friends gone, one-hundred-year-old Murray McBride is looking for a reason to live. He finds it in Jason Cashman, a ten-year-old boy with a terminal heart defect and a list of five things he wants to do before he dies. Some strong language. 2018.

The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany
DB103877 13 hours 17 minutes
by Lori Nelson Spielman
read by various narrators
Since the day Filomena Fontana cast a curse upon her sister more than two hundred years ago, no second-born Fontana daughter has found lasting love. Emilia and her cousin, both second-born, are invited by their Aunt Poppy to accompany her to Italy to break the curse. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Double Blind
DB104299 7 hours 49 minutes
by Edward St. Aubyn
read by Benedict Cumberbatch
Olivia meets Francis, a committed naturalist living off the grid, just as her best friend from Oxford returns home from New York. Olivia introduces Lucy to Francis, but Lucy has received shocking news of her own that binds the trio unusually close. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Neighbors
DB101850 7 hours 36 minutes
by Danielle Steel
read by James Babson
After a tragedy, actress Meredith White has lived as a recluse in her San Francisco home. When a massive earthquake hits, Meredith opens her mostly intact home to her neighbors. As the neighbors grow closer, bonds are formed and secrets revealed. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.

The Cafe on the Edge of the World: A Story about the Meaning of Life
DB104369 2 hours 18 minutes
by John Strelecky
read by David Hartley-Margolin
In a small remote cafe, John is only planning on refueling before resuming his road trip, but finds sustenance of an entirely different kind. The cafe menu lists three questions all diners are encouraged to consider: Why are you here? Do you fear death? Are you fulfilled? 2020.

Apartment
DB101613 6 hours 6 minutes
by Teddy Wayne
read by Ryan Dalusung
A grad student feels guilty about his good fortune in attending Columbia on his father's dime while living in a rent-stabilized apartment. He offers his spare bedroom to Billy, a talented, charismatic classmate from the Midwest eking out a hand-to-mouth existence in Manhattan. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2020.

Gothics

The Wife Upstairs
DB101851 8 hours 42 minutes
by Rachel Hawkins
read by various narrators
In this modern retelling of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre (DB10886), Jane is newly arrived in Birmingham, Alabama, and working as a dog-walker in a fancy gated community. She feels like an outsider until she meets handsome widower Eddie Rochester. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

The Broken Girls
DB104828 11 hours 14 minutes
by Simone St. James
read by Rebecca Lowman
More than sixty years after a girl went missing in a reputedly haunted boarding school, journalist Fiona Sheridan resolves to understand her older sister's death twenty years earlier and uncover the secrets surrounding Idlewild Hall. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Historical Fiction

Wild Lavender
DB103968 18 hours 6 minutes
by Belinda Alexandra
read by Dolly Lewis
At fourteen, Simone Fleurier is wrenched from her home on a Provençal lavender farm and sent to work in Marseilles. Simone dreams of becoming a famous dancer and singer, but when war threatens, she makes a decision that will lead to danger. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2004.

Honolulu
DB104336 15 hours 32 minutes
by Alan Brennert
read by Ali Ahn
In 1914, a young picture bride journeys to Hawai'i. But instead of the affluent young husband and educational opportunity she was promised, she is married off to an embittered laborer who takes his frustrations out on his new wife. Renaming herself Jin, she makes her own way in this strange land. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2009.

The Light in Hidden Places: A Novel Based on the True Story of Stefania Podgórska
DB101605 16 hours 15 minutes
by Sharon Cameron
read by Beata Pozniak
Stefania, a Catholic teen, embarks on a dangerous course. She must protect thirteen Jews in her attic, care for her younger sister, Helena, and keep everything secret from the two Nazi officers who are living in her house. Violence and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2020.

Even as We Breathe
DB101640 9 hours 0 minutes
by Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle
read by David Hartley-Margolin
1942. Nineteen-year-old Cowney longs to leave his hometown of Cherokee, North Carolina. Barred from enlisting due to a disability, he gets a job at a hotel that holds high-level prisoners of war. His summer job turns into a nightmare when he is accused of murder. Strong language and some violence. 2020.

Someday We Will Fly
DB101598 11 hours 44 minutes
by Rachel DeWoskin
read by various narrators
1940s. After her mother mysteriously disappears, fifteen-year-old Lillia flees Warsaw with her father and baby sister. They struggle to make a new life in Shanghai, a place known to provide refuge to Jews without visas. Some violence. Commercial audiobook. Sydney Taylor Book Award. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

While Paris Slept
DB104890 12 hours 26 minutes
by Ruth Druart
read by various narrators
Santa Cruz, 1953. Jean-Luc survived the horrors of Nazi occupation in France. He never expected the past to come knocking on his door. Nine years before, a Jewish woman in Paris entrusts her most precious possession to a stranger while being herded onto a train bound for Auschwitz. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Dark Chaos: Book #4 in The Bregdan Chronicles
DB103961 17 hours 44 minutes
by Ginny Dye
read by Theresa Conkin
During the Civil War, Carrie and Robert are once more pulled apart, and Carrie finds herself the target of a hostile group of men determined to stop her from providing medical care to Black residents of Richmond. Strong language and some violence. 2010.

Spring Will Come: Book #3 in The Bregdan Chronicles
DB103966 21 hours 23 minutes
by Ginny Dye
read by Terry Donnelly
As Richmond is transformed into a deadly Civil War battlefield, Carrie Cromwell puts her medical skills to work in a Confederate hospital. While she fights to save unknown soldiers, the one she cares about the most is lost to her when Robert disappears in battle. Strong language and some violence. 1997.

Storm Clouds Rolling In: 1860; Book #1 in The Bregdan Chronicles
DB103780 16 hours 30 minutes
by Ginny Dye
read by Mare Trevathan
Carrie Cromwell comes of age as the dark clouds of the Civil War swallow the country. As the daughter of a slave owner, she finds that the activities of the Underground Railroad and her close friendships with the Cromwell Plantation slaves create difficult choices. Violence and strong language. 1996.

Painting the Light
DB104887 10 hours 28 minutes
by Sally Cabot Gunning
read by Eva Kaminsky
Martha's Vineyard, 1898. Once an ambitious painter, Ida is now unhappily married to an unreliable husband. When he and his salvage partner are lost in a storm at sea, Ida must settle his estate, a task that brings her to a familiar face from her past. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

The Four Winds
DB102287 15 hours 5 minutes
by Kristin Hannah
read by Julia Whelan
Texas, 1921. Elsa Wolcott has few prospects before her as she's considered too old to marry. Then she meets Rafe Martinelli. Thirteen years later, everything on the Martinelli farm is dying--including their marriage. Elsa must decide to fight for the land of her heart or head to California. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.

The Prophets
DB101843 14 hours 54 minutes
by Robert Jones
read by Karen Chilton
Isaiah and Samuel are two enslaved men on a plantation. They work in the barn, caring for the animals. They find comfort and more in each other's arms. When another enslaved man begins preaching the master's gospel, tensions build as they try to just love each other. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

The Vixen
DB104346 12 hours 21 minutes
by Francine Prose
read by Tristan Morris
In 1953, recent Harvard graduate Simon Putnam is newly hired by a distinguished New York publishing firm. He gets a difficult first assignment editing a lurid bodice ripper improbably based on the recent trial and execution of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

The Missing Sister
DB104020 23 hours 14 minutes
by Lucinda Riley
read by Erin Jones
The six D’Aplièse sisters have each been on their own incredible journey to discover their heritage, but they still have one question left unanswered: who and where is the seventh sister? The search to find the missing sister will take them across the globe to at last complete their family. Some strong language. 2020.

The Wooden Horse: The Classic World War II Story of Escape
DB104006 8 hours 12 minutes
by Eric Williams
read by Stephen Van Doren
A thinly fictionalized account of the author's imprisonment in Stalag-Luft III, an infamous World War II German POW camp. He describes his efforts to dig a tunnel and his subsequent escape, as well as the long journey back to England. Some violence and some strong language. 1949.

Holidays

A Christmas Message
DB104047 11 hours 14 minutes
by Debbie Macomber
read by Mary March
Katherine O'Connor spends her days at a cozy café writing Christmas letters for other people and making their everyday lives sound more interesting. But for renowned child psychologist Dr. Wynn Jeffries, who also frequents the café, Christmas means deception and he argues that Katherine’s letters are nothing but lies. 2020.

Human Relationships

The Reading List
DB104434 12 hours 51 minutes
by Sara Nisha Adams
read by various narrators
Teenage library worker Aleisha discovers a list of novels that she's never heard of. Reading the books helps transport Aleisha from the painful realities at home. When widower Mukesh arrives at the library, desperate to forge a connection with his bookworm granddaughter, Aleisha passes along the reading list. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Tranquility Falls
DB104345 7 hours 35 minutes
by Davis Bunn
read by Graham Winton
Six years after his fiancée died in a car accident for which he was responsible, Daniel is clean, sober, and taking things one day at a time. Just as his solitude begins to chafe, two souls in need of fresh starts unexpectedly enter Daniel's life. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You
DB101567 7 hours 8 minutes
by Peter Cameron
read by Lincoln Hoppe
Eighteen-year-old James living in New York City with his older sister and divorced mother struggles to find a direction for his life. Strong language. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2007.

Sunrise by the Sea
DB104422 9 hours 26 minutes
by Jenny Colgan
read by Catrin Walker-Booth
Grieving the loss of her grandfather, Marisa Rossi withdraws to the Cornish tidal island of Mount Polbearne, where she hopes to find peace and solitude. Despite her increasing self-isolation, she finds herself drawn into life in the village, including the efforts to save the local bakery. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

The Chicken Sisters
DB101580 12 hours 25 minutes
by KJ Dell'Antonia
read by various narrators
In tiny Merinac, Kansas, the Moore and Pogociello families have vied to serve the best fried chicken in the state in their restaurants for generations. Widow Amanda Pogociello, long caught in the middle of the family feud, enters the two restaurants into a reality TV competition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Under the Southern Sky
DB104312 9 hours 27 minutes
by Kristy Woodson Harvey
read by various narrators
Recently separated Amelia, a dedicated journalist, is researching a story when she learns the frozen embryos of her childhood friend Parker and his late wife have been deemed "abandoned." She has to tell Parker, dredging up old wounds in the process. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Pack Up the Moon
DB103714 13 hours 40 minutes
by Kristan Higgins
read by various narrators
Every month, a letter. That's what Lauren decides to leave her husband when she finds out she's dying. Each month, she gives Josh a letter containing a task to help him face this first year without her, leading him on a journey to find happiness again. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Nantucket Beach Plum Cove, Books 1-3
DB101725 15 hours 11 minutes
by Pamela M. Kelley
read by Mare Trevathan
Three novels of family and love set in Nantucket. In The Nantucket Inn, Lisa Hodges finds out her late husband had a gambling addiction and decides to turn her family home into a bed-and-breakfast with the help of her four grown children. Also includes Nantucket Neighbors and Nantucket White Christmas. 2019.

Seabreeze Summer
DB104358 9 hours 35 minutes
by Jan Moran
read by Erin Bennett
While renovating an old beach house, Ivy and her sister, Shelly, have full occupancy after fire forces Summer Beach residents from their homes. Even the mayor, Bennett Dylan, who was Ivy's high school crush, moves in. As the summer heats up, attractions simmer and feuds erupt. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Seabreeze Sunset
DB104431 9 hours 32 minutes
by Jan Moran
read by Erin Bennett
Ivy Bay has just one season to make the inn a success to pay the tax bill her late husband left behind. Her neighbor's lawsuit could mean an end to the Seabreeze Inn. Yet her daughter Sunny's arrival in Summer Beach is a chance for them to reconcile. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Concrete Rose
DB101950 8 hours 20 minutes
by Angie Thomas
read by Dion Graham
As the son of a former gang legend, Maverick makes ends meet by dealing drugs for the King Lords. Suddenly Mav is taking care of an unexpected baby, with another on the way, and wants a different life. Prequel to The Hate U Give (DB101117). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.

The Grief Keeper
DB101597 9 hours 52 minutes
by Alexandra Villasante
read by Ana Osorio
After escaping a detention center at the US border, seventeen-year-old Marisol agrees to participate in a medical experiment hoping to keep her and her younger sister, Gabi, from being deported to El Salvador. Strong language and some violence. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Saving Ruby King
DB101844 10 hours 17 minutes
by Catherine Adel West
read by various narrators
After her mother is found murdered, Ruby knows she's in jeopardy. Left only with her violent father, a pastor, her world narrows even further when he bans her best friend, Layla, from their church. Layla works to save Ruby, and uncovers hidden loyalties and secrets. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Lux: The New Girl; Flyy Girls
DB101835 2 hours 4 minutes
by Ashley Woodfolk
read by Joniece Abbott-Pratt
After another fight, Lux is kicked out of school and Harlem's Augusta Savage School of the Arts is her last chance to prove herself. But her new friendships and progress is threatened when Lux's past catches up with her. Strong language and some violence. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2020.

Micah: The Good Girl; Flyy Girls
DB101836 2 hours 8 minutes
by Ashley Woodfolk
read by Imani Parks
When her brother unexpectedly dies, Micah's world is turned upside-down. With her anxiety growing, a serious boyfriend in the picture, and new feelings emerging, Micah begins to question what being the "good girl" really means. Strong language and descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2020.

Legal Themes

Hush-Hush
DB101699 7 hours 31 minutes
by Stuart Woods
read by Tony Roberts
Stone Barrington is settling in for some downtime in New York City when an anonymous enemy makes himself known. This nameless foe's threats hit close to home, and before Stone can retaliate, the fearsome messages turn into very real consequences. With the help of old friends--and a lovely new tech-savvy acquaintance--Stone investigates. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Mystery and Detective

Trouble Is Brewing: A Bakeshop Short
DB104026 1 hours 24 minutes
by Ellie Alexander
read by Abigail Maupin
With the arrival of a beer festival in Ashland, Juliet "Jules" Capshaw starts considering the idea of incorporating beer into her creations for her bakeshop, Torte. She makes friends with one of the brewmasters. But when a keg goes missing, they work together to uncover the thief. 2017.

The Mighty Johns
DB104338 3 hours 55 minutes
by David Baldacci
read by Joshua Kane
Forty years ago Herschel Ruggles--the most legendary player on the Mighty Johns football team--disappeared after scoring a record-breaking touchdown. When Merlin North breaks Ruggles's record for kickoff returns, he becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to the missing player. His search turns dangerous. Strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2002.

Charlie Chan Carries On
DB101581 7 hours 38 minutes
by Earl Derr Biggers
read by James Langton
Scotland Yard Inspector Duff is called in to investigate when a deaf old man, on a tour from America with his daughter and granddaughter, is murdered. Duff meets the victim's tour group when they arrive in Hawaii--and gets help from his old friend Charlie Chan, who ends up taking over the investigation. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1930.

Survival of the Fritters
DB104344 9 hours 40 minutes
by Ginger Bolton
read by Emily Durante
Former 911 operator Emily Westhill runs the best donut shop in Fallingbrook, Wisconsin, and works alongside her retired police chief father-in-law and tabby cat Deputy Donut. But when a favorite customer is found murdered on the five-year anniversary of her son's murder, Emily vows to solve both cases. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Dead Man Falls: Jolene Jackson Mystery, Book 2
DB104480 14 hours 2 minutes
by Paula Boyd
read by Elizabeth Rose
Jolene Jackson has returned to her hometown of Kickapoo, Texas, for her mother's annual birthday bash at the local DQ. Jolene's checkered high school past comes back to haunt her--with deadly results. And Jolene's old rival hopes Jolene's the next one to die. Strong language and some violence. 2000.

Hot Enough to Kill: Jolene Jackson Mystery, Book 1
DB104232 13 hours 16 minutes
by Paula Boyd
read by Elizabeth Rose
Freelance journalist Jolene Jackson is not that interested in returning to her hometown of Kickapoo, Texas. But the murder of her mother's boyfriend--with her mother as prime suspect--is more than enough reason. Jolene must clear her mother's name and get back to Colorado as fast as she can. Strong language and some violence. 1999.

Murder in the Snow
DB104021 9 hours 41 minutes
by Verity Bright
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Lady Eleanor Swift is feeling festive and is hosting the entire village of Chipstone at Henley Hall for Christmas celebrations. But when one of the participants in a game falls dead, Eleanor isn't so sure it is just a heart attack. Then, it appears the vicar is poisoned. Some violence and some strong language. 2020.

Mystery by the Sea
DB104199 10 hours 4 minutes
by Verity Bright
read by Madelyn Buzzard
After a year in England, Lady Eleanor Swift is determined to take a vacation. Intent on avoiding any murder or mystery, she books a room at the Grand Hotel in Brighton. Unfortunately, another guest is found dead and Eleanor is asked to investigate. But it's her supposedly long-dead husband. Some violence. 2021.

Have Yourself a Fudgy Little Christmas: A Candy-Coated Mystery with Recipes
DB101723 5 hours 57 minutes
by Nancy Coco
read by Kristin Allison
All Allie McMurphy wants for Christmas is for renovations to be finished on the Historic McMurphy Hotel and Fudge Shop so she can move back home for the holidays instead of staying in her friend Frances's apartment. Then Allie discovers a woman face down in a snowdrift, who gasps Frances's name with her dying breath. 2020.

The Diva Cooks a Goose
DB101502 9 hours 28 minutes
by Krista Davis
read by Hillary Huber
A Scrooge steals presents right from under Sophie's family Christmas tree. Then her sister-in-law's father shows up with a diva girlfriend just a month after his separation. More than one person is thinking of committing a merry murder--and then it actually happens. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

The Diva Cooks Up a Storm
DB101509 8 hours 27 minutes
by Krista Davis
read by Hillary Huber
Sophie's friend Nina takes her to a pop-up gourmet dinner party with a celebrity chef. The posh party proves to be a recipe for disaster when Hollis Haberman brings his young trophy wife, and Hollis's son and ex-wife are also in attendance. But by aperitifs, Sophie discovers Hollis dying. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Diva Digs Up the Dirt
DB101504 9 hours 34 minutes
by Krista Davis
read by Hillary Huber
Sophie's neighbor Natasha plans to shine on television--using Sophie's backyard. As the cast and crew of a makeover show bulldoze through her backyard, Sophie retreats to her perennial boyfriend Wolf's to replace a dead rose bush. But her tender deed goes awry when she digs up a purse belonging to Wolf's missing wife. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

The Diva Frosts a Cupcake
DB101505 9 hours 48 minutes
by Krista Davis
read by Hillary Huber
Sophie is delighted to help when her friend Nina cooks up Cupcakes and Pupcakes, a fundraising event for animal shelters. But after a partner leaves Sugar Baby Bakery and unveils her competing cupcakery, Sugar Mama, precisely as the fundraiser gets under way, Sugar Baby's sole remaining employee is found dead. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Diva Paints the Town
DB101501 9 hours 12 minutes
by Krista Davis
read by Hillary Huber
When Sophie's neighbor--a reclusive professor--dies, his final wish is for the Domestic Diva to throw a dinner party in his honor, and he's planned everything down to the letter. But what no one planned for is the corpse of a student that Sophie finds in his house, or the mysterious will. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2009.

The Diva Runs Out of Thyme
DB101499 8 hours 46 minutes
by Krista Davis
read by Hillary Huber
Natasha may have stolen Sophie's husband, but Sophie is determined to win the Stupendous Stuffing Shakedown. However, Sophie's search for the perfect turkey takes a basting when she stumbles across a corpse. And when her name and photo are found inside the victim's car, Sophie sets her trussing aside to solve the murder. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

The Diva Serves High Tea
DB101508 8 hours 49 minutes
by Krista Davis
read by Hillary Huber
The Parlour--a new tea shop--is conveniently located right across the street from the new antique store run by the handsome and charming Robert Johnson. But speculation around Robert really boils over when he's found poisoned to death after attending a literacy fundraiser at The Parlour the night before. Sophie investigates. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss
DB101507 8 hours 29 minutes
by Krista Davis
read by Hillary Huber
Amore Chocolates is having an anniversary celebration chocolate tasting at the mansion of the company's CEO, and Sophie is running the show. But when the CEO goes missing, the celebration becomes bittersweet. And when Sophie discovers the body of a competing chocolatier in the guesthouse, the event turns downright deadly. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Diva Sweetens the Pie
DB101510 8 hours 54 minutes
by Krista Davis
read by Hillary Huber
During the annual Pie Festival, Sophie is overseeing the pie-eating contest when celebrity judge--Patsy Lee Presley, host of television's most popular cooking show--bites the crust during the competition. Sophie must cobble together the clues to save her friends, who are suspected of the crime. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Diva Wraps It Up
DB101506 9 hours 50 minutes
by Krista Davis
read by Hillary Huber
Sophie arrives at the annual holiday cookie swap with high spirits and thirteen dozen chocolate-drizzled gingersnaps. But when an argument erupts and a murder ensues, it becomes clear that a recent string of holiday mishaps is anything but accidental. Now Sophie has to make a list of suspects--and check it twice. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Water Signs: A Jeri Howard Mystery
DB103964 7 hours 34 minutes
by Janet Dawson
read by Erin Jones
Private investigator Jeri Howard is called in to investigate the murder of a former coworker who was a security guard at a construction site on Oakland's Embarcadero. Jeri knows the man's death was no accident and begins investigating the criminal activity happening in the shipyards and rail yards. Strong language and some violence. 2017.

Frightfully Fortune: A Miss Fortune Mystery
DB103998 7 hours 25 minutes
by Jana DeLeon
read by Kristin Allison
It's time for Sinful's annual Halloween festival, and Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie are looking forward to the festivities. But when a decapitated body gallops through the park on the back of a black stallion, they know it's more than a tasteless prank. Some violence and some strong language. 2021.

Gators and Garters
DB101946 9 hours 42 minutes
by Jana DeLeon
read by Cassandra Campbell
Ida Belle is ready for her wedding to Walter and nothing can ruin her big day, until the caterer goes missing. What appears to be a bayou accident has Swamp Team 3 investigating a case with more layers than a wedding cake. Some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Murder at the Playhouse
DB104151 7 hours 33 minutes
by Helena Dixon
read by Kristin Allison
After a quarrel with Miss Kitty Underhay, ex-army captain Matthew Bryant returns home to nurse his wounds. But a knock on the door turns into him being arrested for murder. Aspiring actress Pearl Bright was found strangled with one of Matthew's bootlaces, and it is up to Kitty to clear Matthew's name. Some violence. 2020.

Murder on the Dance Floor
DB104373 6 hours 58 minutes
by Helena Dixon
read by Kristin Allison
Miss Kitty Underhay stifles her boredom as she attends the hoteliers' annual dinner dance on behalf of her grandmother, but hopes the company of ex-army captain Matthew Bryant will enliven the evening. Unfortunately, Councilor Harold Everton drops dead, and Kitty and Matthew must uncover a poisoner. Some violence. 2020.

Murder Comes to Call
DB103873 9 hours 51 minutes
by Jessica Ellicott
read by Barbara Rosenblat
When world-renowned adventuress Beryl is cited for reckless motoring, she's determined to charm the magistrate to dismiss it. But when she and friend Edwina visit the man's home, they find it ransacked and him dead. Declan, their gardener's assistant, comes under suspicion, and then the ladies are hired to investigate. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Fortune and Glory
DB101966 7 hours 16 minutes
by Janet Evanovich
read by Lorelei King
When the husband of Stephanie's beloved Grandma Mazur died on their wedding night, he left her a beat-up old easy chair and the keys to a life-changing fortune. But as Stephanie and Grandma Mazur search for Jimmy Rosolli's treasure, they discover they're not the only ones on the hunt. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Night Hawks: A Ruth Galloway Mystery
DB104339 9 hours 24 minutes
by Elly Griffiths
read by Jane McDowell
Archaeologist Ruth Galloway hates those of the amateur variety. But when a group of them, known as the Night Hawks, uncovers Bronze Age artifacts on the beach next to a recently deceased body, she gets involved. A second set of deaths is connected. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Unfinished Business: An Ali Reynolds Mystery
DB103842 11 hours 42 minutes
by J.A. Jance
read by Karen Ziemba
After a former employee of Ali Reynold's husband, Mateo Vega, is released from prison for murder, he gets a job again with the company. Mateo is determined to hunt down the real killer. But chaos soon breaks out, and Ali must find a way to solve everything. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

A Good Day for Chardonnay
DB104353 12 hours 11 minutes
by Darynda Jones
read by Lorelei King
Coffee addict and full-time sheriff Sunshine Vicram just wants an easygoing day. But instead, she's got a bar fight gone bad, a teenage daughter hunting a serial killer, and the cold case of her own abduction to solve. The distiller she has a crush on may have clues. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Night Work: A Kate Martinelli Mystery
DB104097 11 hours 33 minutes
by Laurie R. King
read by Alyssa Bresnahan
Homicide detective Kate Martinelli and her partner Al Hawkin are called to the scene of a carefully executed murder. The man's likely killer--his often-abused wife--has an airtight alibi. The next carefully staged victim--a convicted rapist--sets the pattern. They must find the person with the hit list. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

Riviera Gold
DB101493 12 hours 15 minutes
by Laurie R. King
read by Jenny Sterlin
When Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes arrive in the Riviera in the summer of 1925, they find their former housekeeper, Mrs. Hudson, who hasn’t been seen since she fled England under a cloud of false murder accusations. And now she has become the prime suspect in yet another murder. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Strange Case of the Moderate Extremists: A Detective Varg Story
DB104543 2 hours 9 minutes
by Alexander McCall Smith
read by David Rintoul
Detective Ulf Varg, of the Department of Sensitive Crimes, is asked to conduct an inquiry on behalf of his family. He’s not particularly close to his politician brother Bjorn, but he can’t turn down a case involving family. His other duties for the department also demand his time. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Sugarcreek Amish Mysteries, Books 21-25
DB101632 34 hours 50 minutes
by Nancy Mehl and others
read by Pilar Witherspoon
Five mysteries set in the Amish Ohio community of Sugarcreek. Includes Newport's Digging up Doubts, Mehl's Horse Sense and Sensibility, Ludwig's A Tempting Taste of Mystery, Goyer and Putman's To Have and to Hold, and In the Fullness of Time by Adams, Ludwig, Goyer, and Putman. 2017.

Little Scarlet
DB101965 7 hours 21 minutes
by Walter Mosley
read by Michael Boatman
During the Watts riots the police recruit Easy Rawlins to track down a serial killer who preys on young women. Aided by his friend Mouse and L.A. detective Melvin Suggs, Easy plunges into the city’s anarchy and rage to prevent another murder. Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2004.

Ice and Stone
DB104438 5 hours 59 minutes
by Marcia Muller
read by Tanis Parenteau
Private investigator Sharon McCone has been hired by an organization seeking justice for indigenous women who have been murdered. Sharon goes undercover in a small town in northern California, only to find a community filled with secrets and corruption. Sharon must avoid being the next target. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Holding
DB101582 7 hours 29 minutes
by Graham Norton
read by Graham Norton
Human remains--suspected to be those of Tommy Burke--are found on an old farm in the remote Irish village of Duneen. As a frustrated Sergeant P.J. Collins struggles to solve a genuine case for the first time in his professional life, he unearths a community’s worth of anger and resentments, secrets and regrets. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Miss Frost Chills the Cheater: A Nocturne Falls Mystery; Jayne Frost, Book 6
DB104387 7 hours 48 minutes
by Kristen Painter
read by Caroline Hewitt
Heir to the Winter Throne and sometime private investigator Jayne Frost takes her boyfriend, necromancer Sinclair, home to the North Pole. She wants to show him what her royal life is really like before they fully commit to each other. But someone doesn't want Sinclair around. 2018.

The Russian
DB101864 6 hours 52 minutes
by James Patterson and James O. Born
read by Ari Fliakos
Weeks before NYPD Detective Michael Bennett is to marry his longtime love, Mary Catherine, an assassin announces his presence in the city with a string of grisly murders. Each victim is a young woman. And each has been killed in a manner as precise as it was gruesome. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Tender Is the Bite
DB104328 8 hours 53 minutes
by Spencer Quinn
read by Jim Frangione
Chet and Bernie are contacted by a scared young woman who wants help but is so terrified she refuses to tell them her name. After she flees in panic, Chet sniffs out an important secret about her. But a powerful politician stands in their way of helping her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

The Murderer in Ruins
DB104003 10 hours 44 minutes
by Cay Rademacher
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Hamburg, 1947. Career policeman Frank Stave worries about his missing son, even as he works with colleague Maschke from the vice squad and Lt. MacDonald of the British military to track down a killer. Translated from the 2011 German edition. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Faithless in Death
DB101967 13 hours 44 minutes
by J.D. Robb
read by Susan Ericksen
The scene in the West Village studio appears to be classic crime-of-passion: two wineglasses by the bed, music playing, and a young sculptor with the back of her head bashed in. But when Dallas tracks down the wealthy Upper East Side woman who called 911, the details don't add up. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Not Dark Yet: A DCI Banks Novel
DB103826 11 hours 18 minutes
by Peter Robinson
read by Simon Vance
Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks and his team are called in when property developer Connor Clive Blaydon is found dead. When they find spy cams all around his luxurious home, they hope to find the answers and culprits in the recordings. But they find another crime there. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Musseled Out
DB104152 7 hours 11 minutes
by Barbara Ross
read by Mare Trevathan
As Busman's Harbor's tourist season winds down, Julia Snowden senses trouble simmering for the Snowden Family Clambake Company. David Thwing, the "Mussel King" of upscale restaurants, is scouting around town for a new location--until he's found sleeping with the fishes and Julia's brother-in-law is suspect number one. Some violence and some strong language. 2015.

The Blackbird Papers
DB103867 11 hours 50 minutes
by Ian Smith
read by Brent Jennings
Dartmouth professor Wilson Bledsoe is returning from a party to celebrate his latest honor when he encounters a broken-down pickup on the secluded road to his home. The next day, his body is found, and two people are quickly arrested. His brother Sterling, an FBI agent, questions the easy solution. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2004.

An Irish Hostage: A Bess Crawford Mystery
DB104253 10 hours 29 minutes
by Charles Todd
read by Rosalyn Landor
While the Great War is over, tensions still persist in Ireland. All nurse Eileen Flynn and former soldier Michael Sullivan want to do is get married in her hometown, but they face animosity from her family and friends. When Bess Crawford arrives, she must help find the missing groom. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Occult and Horror

Blackbird: Five Nights at Freddy's; Fazbear Frights, Book 6
DB104558 6 hours 28 minutes
by Scott Cawthon and others
read by Suzanne Elise Freeman
A collection of three creepy novellas that explores what happens when the past takes on a chilling life of its own. In "Blackbird," Nole falls prey to a monster that punishes former transgressions. Includes "The Real Jake" and "Hide-and-Seek." Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2020.

Four Past Midnight
DB104334 29 hours 42 minutes
by Stephen King
read by various narrators
These four novellas center on the fragile concept of time in those dark hours just past midnight. In "The Langoliers," passengers fly into a most unfriendly sky; in "Secret Window, Secret Garden," a writer is haunted by his own imaginings. Also includes "The Library Policeman" and "The Sun Dog." Strong language. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 1990.

Needful Things
DB104305 25 hours 14 minutes
by Stephen King
read by Stephen King
Leland Gaunt, a new resident in Castle Rock, sets up a curio shop, Needful Things, where a person can have anything his or her heart desires--but for a price! Customers must play a prank on a designated person, and sometimes the jokes have serious consequences. Strong language and some violence. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 1991.

In the Shadow of Edgar Allan Poe: Classic Tales of Horror, 1816-1914
DB103861 13 hours 9 minutes
edited by Leslie S. Klinger
read by various narrators
Twenty short horror stories, published between 1816 and 1914 that have been overshadowed by the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Includes Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper" and Bram Stoker's "The Squaw." Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Rotters
DB101599 16 hours 20 minutes
by Daniel Kraus
read by Kirby Heyborne
Sixteen-year-old Joey's life takes a very strange turn when his mother's tragic death forces him to move from Chicago to rural Iowa with the father he has never known, and who is the town pariah. Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. Odyssey Award. For senior high and older readers. 2011.

Bad Witch Burning
DB104823 10 hours 35 minutes
by Jessica Lewis
read by Kamali Minter
Sixteen-year-old Katrell uses her witchy powers to talk to the dead and escape her home life. But when she disregards the dead's warnings to stop, dark forces begin to close in, and Katrell must make some hard decisions. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.

Political Themes

The Sun Collective
DB101871 12 hours 7 minutes
by Charles Baxter
read by Bronson Pinchot
Increasing numbers of people are drawn to a local community group with lofty goals and an enigmatic leader who feels he may start a revolution. The lives of four people intertwine as consumerism, fanaticism, and fear take hold of their city. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Red Pill
DB101868 8 hours 46 minutes
by Hari Kunzru
read by Hari Kunzru
Living in Germany for a writing fellowship, the narrator struggles in his work in a world that increasingly frames madness as truth. After meeting Anton, the creator of a violent cop show, the narrator fears that Anton is turning his viewers toward an increasingly alt-right worldview. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Psychological Themes

Block Seventeen
DB101840 10 hours 0 minutes
by Kimiko Guthrie
read by Natalie Naudus
After working hard to build a quiet, stable life in San Francisco, Akiko "Jane" Thompson's life falls apart. Her fiancé Shiro risks his job with the TSA to reveal misdeeds, and her mother disappears. As Jane searches, she uncovers her family's history in America. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Religious Themes

Chasing Shadows
DB103716 14 hours 40 minutes
by Lynn Austin
read by Stina Nielsen
Lena is a wife and mother who farms alongside her husband in the Dutch countryside. Her faith has always been her compass, but her tranquil life changes when Nazis invade the Netherlands. Meanwhile, Lena's daughter Ans has moved to Leiden, where she works with the Resistance. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Apple Lake Amish, Books 1-3
DB104028 30 hours 18 minutes
by Jennifer Beckstrand
read by Pilar Witherspoon
Three Amish romances, originally published in 2012 and 2013, set in Apple Lake, Wisconsin. In Kate's Song, a young Amish woman with a beautiful singing voice dreams of studying music. Also includes Rebecca's Rose and Miriam's Quilt. 2013.

Lonestar Homecoming
DB104430 8 hours 13 minutes
by Colleen Coble
read by Aimee Lilly
With nothing but five dollars, a train ticket, and the wedding dress she's wearing, Gracie Lister escapes with her daughter to the West Texas country where her family fell apart years ago. There, Lieutenant Michael Wayne gives Gracie the hiding place she needs. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2009.

Hostile Intent
DB104719 9 hours 14 minutes
by Lynette Eason
read by Callie Beaulieu
Ava Jackson entered the military shortly after high school, but her mother's illness has forced her to request an early discharge. After a visit to the nursing facility where her mother lives, Ava is attacked. Fortunately, FBI Special Agent Caden Denning arrives in time to help. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Amish Promises: Neighbors of Lancaster County, Book One
DB104496 13 hours 14 minutes
by Leslie Gould
read by Stina Nielsen
When Iraq veteran Joel Beck and his family move next door to an Amish family in Lancaster County, their lives are linked in unexpected ways. Eve Lehman befriends their new neighbors, but life becomes complicated for both families when Joel's handsome army friend pays a visit. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Winter's Awakening: Seasons of Sugarcreek, Book One
DB101698 7 hours 54 minutes
by Shelley Shepard Gray
read by Robynn Rodriguez
In the Amish town of Sugarcreek, Ohio, Joshua knows what's expected of him: to work at the family store and to marry Gretta, whom he's courted for years. But when a new English family moves in next door, Joshua wonders if his future plans are set too firmly in stone. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

Hope Harbor
DB104516 9 hours 44 minutes
by Irene Hannon
read by Thérèse Plummer
Tracy Campbell never wanted to leave Hope Harbor, Oregon, or the idyllic three-generation cranberry farm where she grew up. But life altered her plans. Now she's home again, with a floundering farm to run, a tragic secret, and a wounded heart. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Pelican Point: A Hope Harbor Novel
DB104891 9 hours 49 minutes
by Irene Hannon
read by Thérèse Plummer
A crumbling lighthouse is not the inheritance Army doctor Ben Garrison expects when he journeys to Hope Harbor, Oregon. Fresh out of the service, he wants only to unload the tower of bricks. Newspaper editor Marci Weber is determined to save the landmark. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Sandpiper Cove: A Hope Harbor Novel
DB104850 9 hours 50 minutes
by Irene Hannon
read by Thérèse Plummer
Hope Harbor police chief Lexie Graham is raising her son alone and dealing with a sudden rash of crimes in her coastal Oregon hometown. As a result, she has zero time for romance. Ex-con Adam Stone isn't looking for love either, until the police chief catches his eye. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Runaway Bride: The Bride Ships, Book 2
DB101516 10 hours 5 minutes
by Jody Hedlund
read by Esther Wane
Wealthy Arabella Lawrence flees to Vancouver Island, British Columbia, on a bride ship still wearing the scars of past mistakes. One of the few single women in the boomtown, she is torn between two suitors: Navy officer Richard Drummond and town baker Pete Kelly. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Beekeeper's Son
DB104349 10 hours 15 minutes
by Kelly Irvin
read by Angela Brazil
Horribly scarred from the accident that claimed his mother's life, Phineas keeps his distance from everyone, focusing his time and energy on the bees his family raises. He meets Deborah, who only plans to be in Bee County, Texas, a short time before returning to Tennessee to marry. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Saddle Maker's Son
DB104849 11 hours 34 minutes
by Kelly Irvin
read by Angela Brazil
Rebekah feels like her small, close-knit Amish community is judging her because her sister left. She simply longs for the same chance to be a wife and mother that her friends have. She meets Tobias Byler, who moved to Bee County, Texas, to escape feelings for a woman outside his faith. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Light at Wyndcliff
DB104888 8 hours 57 minutes
by Sarah E. Ladd
read by Jude Mason
Raised on the sprawling Wyndcliff Estate near the dangerous coast of South Cornwall, Evelyn Bray lives with her grandfather, a once-wealthy man now reduced to the post of steward. When a passing ship is dashed against the rocks, she and Wyndcliff owner Liam Twethewey uncover a dark mystery. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Price of Valor
DB104307 11 hours 25 minutes
by Susan May Warren
read by Cynthia Farrell
Former Navy SEAL Hamilton Jones thought the love of his life was dead. But when he hears she might still be alive, he will stop at nothing to find her and bring her home. When he discovers her reason for staying away, he faces a decision. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

An Unlikely Match
DB103880 7 hours 43 minutes
by Beth Wiseman
read by Lauren Berst
Evelyn Schrock has dismissed the attempts of every young man in her small Amish community to court her. Jayce Clarkson is only in Amish country with his famous father's movie production company for the paycheck. These two have nothing in common until the matchmaking sisters of the Peony Inn get involved. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

The Chisholm Trail Bride: The Daughters of the Mayflower
DB104154 7 hours 2 minutes
by Kathleen Y'Barbo
read by Kristin Allison
Eliza Gentry's pursuit of marriage to the son of her family's sworn enemy has cost her greatly. Furious at his daughter's choices, her father sends her off with the cattle drive heading toward Fort Worth, but under the watchful eye of Wyatt Creed, a Pinkerton man he has hired to see to her safety. 2020.

Romance

Fire Inside: A Chaos Novel
DB104437 11 hours 27 minutes
by Kristen Ashley
read by Kate Russell
When Lanie Heron propositions Hop Kincaid, all she wants is one wild night with the hot biker who patrols with the Chaos Motorcycle Club. Hop knows Lanie has been through a lot and always thought of her as untouchable. But he can't turn her down. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Own the Wind: A Chaos Novel
DB104717 11 hours 34 minutes
by Kristen Ashley
read by Angela Starling
Tabitha Allen grew up a part of the Chaos Motorcycle Club, and the club has always had her back. But one rider was different from the start. Tabby is everything Shy Cage ever wanted, but since she's the daughter of the club president, he knows she is off limits. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Bountiful
DB104827 10 hours 54 minutes
by Sarina Bowen
read by various narrators
No last names. No life stories. When a tourist sauntered into Zara's life, she enjoyed their brief fling. And when an accidental pregnancy changed her life, Zara was resigned that she had no way to find the father. But two years later, he walks into her coffee shop. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Tall, Dark & Dangerous, Books 1-3
DB103636 24 hours 49 minutes
by Suzanne Brockmann
read by Mare Trevathan
Three novels of romantic suspense featuring a team of SEALS, originally published in 1996 and 1997. In Prince Joe, Navy SEAL Joe Catalanotto has to impersonate a European prince targeted by terrorists. Also includes Forever Blue and Frisco’s Kid. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1997.

My Give a Damn's Busted
DB104522 9 hours 36 minutes
by Carolyn Brown
read by Cassandra Myles
Larissa Morley has traveled to exotic places all over the world, but she has always dreamed of owning the Honky Tonk in Mingus, Texas. Now that she's got it, nobody's going to take it away from her--not even cowboy Hank Wells. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

Seducing a Stranger
DB104526 8 hours 25 minutes
by Kerrigan Byrne
read by Derek Perkins
London, 1855. Chief Inspector Carlton Morley is a paragon of respectability and order during the day, but at night he seeks a different kind of justice. He stumbles upon Prudence Goode, daughter of a baron, who has decided she wants one night of pleasure before she weds. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Fired Up: Trouble in Texas, Book 2
DB103715 9 hours 22 minutes
by Mary Connealy
read by Barbara McCulloh
Glynna Greer came to Texas as a mail-order bride. Now her husband is dead, and she's determined to make it on her own. Dare Riker is a doctor who wants to move on from the Civil War and court Glynna, but someone dangerous is determined to stop him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Ultimate Courage
DB104362 8 hours 40 minutes
by Piper J. Drake
read by various narrators
Retired Navy SEAL and single dad Alex Rojas is putting his life back together. Working to help rehab a former guard dog, he struggles to control his PTSD. But when Elisa Hall shows up, she unleashes his protective instinct. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Leopard's Rage
DB104841 16 hours 28 minutes
by Christine Feehan
read by James McAdams
Leopard shifter Sevastyan Amurov has an anger inside him that is almost impossible to control. His barely leashed rage threatens to break free, until he meets a woman who soothes him. But his would-be mate comes with a relentless stalker who intends to claim her for his own. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Heart Principle
DB104837 9 hours 33 minutes
by Helen Hoang
read by various narrators
Violinist Anna Sun accidentally achieved career success with a viral YouTube video but is currently burned out and artistically paralyzed. When her longtime boyfriend announces he wants an open relationship, she attempts to have a one-night stand with tattooed, motorcycle-riding Quan Diep. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

You Deserve Each Other
DB101711 10 hours 48 minutes
by Sarah Hogle
read by Taylor Meskimen
Engaged couple Naomi and Nicholas look like they have the perfect relationship, but as their wedding gets closer, Naomi wants out. She soon realizes Nicholas is also unhappy, and it becomes a battle to decide who will be the one to force the other to call things off. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

School for Heiresses, Books 1-3
DB103122 32 hours 15 minutes
by Sabrina Jeffries
read by Mare Trevathan
Three historical romance novels and a novella, originally published in 2006 and 2007, about an unusual school for ladies in Regency England. Includes Never Seduce a Scoundrel, Only a Duke Will Do, Ten Reasons to Stay, and Beware a Scot's Revenge. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

Devil in Disguise
DB104505 9 hours 10 minutes
by Lisa Kleypas
read by Mary Jane Wells
Lady Merritt Sterling, a strong-willed young widow who's running her late husband's shipping company, knows London society is dying to catch her in a scandal. She's been too smart to provide them with one until she meets Keir MacRae, a rough-and-rugged Scottish whisky distiller. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

To Sir, with Love
DB104548 6 hours 40 minutes
by Lauren Layne
read by various narrators
When her father dies, Gracie Cooper takes over his Midtown Manhattan champagne shop. She soon finds out that the store is barely making it and a giant corporation wants to buy her out. She finds a friend in the nameless man she has been messaging online. Some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Troublemaker
DB104206 8 hours 21 minutes
by Kayley Loring
read by Jessica Wortham
Emilia is a second-grade teacher starting over in Los Angeles. She discovers that the gorgeous man she met in a club is actually the single father of one of her students. Despite trying to keep some professional distance, Emilia has a hard time resisting Alex. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2020.

The Duke Who Didn't: Wedgeford Trials, Book 1
DB101639 9 hours 40 minutes
by Courtney Milan
read by Mare Trevathan
Miss Chloe Fong has absolutely no time for nonsense. Three years ago, she told her childhood sweetheart that he could talk to her once he planned to be serious. He disappeared that very night. Years later, he is back to woo Chloe. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2020.

Secrets and Lies
DB104308 10 hours 32 minutes
by Selena Montgomery
read by Kim Staunton
After witnessing her uncle's murder, Dr. Katelyn Lyda is running for her life, and comes face to face with a breathtaking man who could be her salvation. It's too bad Sebastian Caine is one of the bad guys--a recovery specialist who's after an ancient relic. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2007.

If the Shoe Fits
DB104432 9 hours 55 minutes
by Julie Murphy
read by Jen Ponton
Cindy dreams of becoming a shoe designer. But when a spot opens up on her stepmother's famous reality TV dating competition, Cindy is thrust into the spotlight as the show's first plus-size contestant. She can't help but fall for Henry, the man all the contestants are vying for. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Notorious
DB104324 10 hours 16 minutes
by Diana Palmer
read by Todd McLaren
Gaby Dupont knows some men shouldn't be trusted. Ever. Especially not high-profile lawyer Nicholas Chandler, who might be helping her greedy relatives steal her family fortune. To get the inside scoop on Nicholas's dealings, Gaby must take a job with the devil himself. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

How to Survive a Scandal
DB104518 9 hours 41 minutes
by Samara Parish
read by Christy Woods
Lady Amelia was raised to be the perfect duchess. After a carriage accident, she is caught in a compromising position with uncouth, untitled Benedict Asterly, and the pair is forced into a marriage of convenience. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Getting Lucky, Books 1-4
DB102958 39 hours 35 minutes
by Meghan Quinn
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Four contemporary romances, originally published in 2019 and 2020, following four brothers in a small coastal Maine town who believe they are cursed to be unlucky in love. Includes That Second Chance, That Forever Girl, That Secret Crush, and That Swoony Feeling. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2020.

Honey Girl
DB104321 10 hours 14 minutes
by Morgan Rogers
read by York Whitaker
With her newly completed PhD in astronomy in hand, twenty-eight-year-old Grace Porter goes on a girls' trip to Vegas to celebrate. She is not the kind of person who goes to Vegas and gets drunkenly married to a woman whose name she doesn't know...until she does exactly that. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

The Wrong Highlander
DB103830 8 hours 54 minutes
by Lynsay Sands
read by Gary Furlong
Lady Evina Maclean has heard much about Rory Buchanan's skill as a healer and needs his help. Only when she's rendered Buchanan unconscious and dragged him back to her family's castle does the truth emerge--it's not Rory she's kidnapped, but his brother Conran. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Ex Talk
DB101962 10 hours 55 minutes
by Rachel Lynn Solomon
read by Emily Ellet
Shay loves being a producer at a Seattle public radio station, even if she does keep butting heads with new colleague Dominic. When the station decides to create a show with two exes giving relationship advice on air, her boss suggests that she and Dominic host the program. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Nine Lives
DB104306 6 hours 34 minutes
by Danielle Steel
read by Alexander Cendese
On her own and feeling a sense of adventure for the first time, Maggie Kelly embarks on a whirlwind trip around the globe--bringing her face-to-face with the very same irresistible, thrill-seeking man she's spent thirty years trying to forget. Some strong language. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.

Claimed: The Lair of the Wolven
DB104563 11 hours 37 minutes
by J.R. Ward
read by Jim Frangione
Lydia has been running the Wolf Study Project in the absence of her boss and has been vocal in her opposition to a hotel development next door to the preserve. When her life is threatened, new handyman Daniel comes to the rescue, but he is hiding something. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

The Seat Filler
DB104225 9 hours 31 minutes
by Sariah Wilson
read by Lindsey Pierce
Dog groomer Juliet Nolan was asked to be a seat filler at an awards show and ended up next to Noah Douglas, the movie heartthrob. She pretends not to know who he is, but Noah expresses romantic interest. Juliet turns him down, due to her fear of kissing. 2021.

A Captain for Caroline Gray
DB104038 9 hours 25 minutes
by Julie Wright
read by Maggy Stacy
Caroline Gray is considered too stubborn and opinionated to attract a husband. Her best option is a risky engagement to a man in India, but complications arise when she finds herself falling in love with the captain of the ship she is traveling on. 2021.

Fallen
DB104831 10 hours 23 minutes
by Rebecca Zanetti
read by Roger Wayne
A talented hacker who got caught, Brigid Banaghan is now forced to work with a secret Deep Ops unit. But she won't reveal any more to these renegade Feds than she has to. Especially not to Raider Tanaka, her control freak of a bodyguard and handler. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Hidden
DB104428 9 hours 57 minutes
by Rebecca Zanetti
read by Roger Wayne
After escaping a cult, Pippa goes off the grid in a safe house. Undercover cop Malcolm, Pippa's new neighbor, is suffering from PTSD after his last assignment. A backwoods bungalow is the perfect place to start over, but someone's gone to a lot of trouble to bring them together. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Science Fiction

Expeditionary Force, Books 9-11
DB103388 62 hours 44 minutes
by Craig Alanson
read by various narrators
Books nine through eleven of the series, written in 2019 and 2020. In Valkyrie, the crew hurry to ferry as many people to safety as they can before Earth is destroyed. Also includes Critical Mass and Brushfire. Sequel to Expeditionary Force, Books 7-8 (DB103387). Violence and strong language. 2020.

Space Station Down
DB101721 9 hours 10 minutes
by Ben Bova and Doug Beason
read by Samantha Desz
Terrorists team up with an extremist cosmonaut to target a space tourism venture for the ultra-rich. In the wake of the slaughter on board the International Space Station, lone survivor Kimberly is the only one who can foil their destructive plan. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Infinity Courts
DB104520 13 hours 54 minutes
by Akemi Dawn Bowman
read by Mizuo Peck
Murdered on the way to her high school graduation party, eighteen-year-old Nami Miyamoto finds herself in an afterlife ruled by Ophelia, a virtual assistant planning to eradicate human existence. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.

Alien, Aliens, and Alien 3
DB104030 24 hours 38 minutes
by Alan Dean Foster
read by Jared Zak
The official movie novelizations of the 1979 film Alien, the 1986 film Aliens, and the 1992 film Alien 3. When Mother, Nostromo's Mind Bank computer, detects a distress signal from a nearby planet, the seven deep-space commercial tug crew members discover an unspeakable horror. Violence and strong language. 2014.

Speculative Los Angeles
DB104285 8 hours 24 minutes
edited by Denise Hamilton
read by Mark Ashby
A collection of fourteen original speculative, science fiction, and paranormal short stories, all set within Los Angeles, California. These stories include black holes, psychic death cults, robot nursemaids, and more. Includes works by, among others, Charles Yu, Ben H. Winters, Francesca Lia Block, and Kathleen Kaufman. Violence and strong language. 2021.

Sun-Daughters, Sea-Daughters
DB104380 2 hours 37 minutes
by Aimee Ogden
read by Eva Wilhelm
In this space opera reimagining of "The Little Mermaid," gene-edited human clans have scattered throughout the galaxy, adapting to their new environments. The daughter of a Sea-Clan lord sparks a war when she rejects her people by choosing her land-dwelling love. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2021.

The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year, Volume Eleven
DB101494 23 hours 53 minutes
edited by Jonathan Strahan
read by various narrators
Collection of twenty-eight of the best science fiction and fantasy short stories originally published in 2016. Authors include Joe Abercrombie, Paolo Bacigalupi, N.K. Jemisin, Yoon Ha Lee, Ken Liu, Naomi Novik, Delia Sherman, and Lavie Tidhar. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Transgressions of Power: The Broken Trust, Book 2
DB104045 18 hours 34 minutes
by Juliette Wade
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Della accepts an opportunity to travel to a city where they can carry out experiments in breaking down caste society. In Della's absence, Nekantor begins to execute his plan to seize power. Sequel to Mazes of Power (DB98992). Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2021.

An Unnatural Life
DB101824 3 hours 32 minutes
by Erin K. Wagner
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
After cybernetic organism 812-3 is convicted of murdering a human worker on the Jovian moon Europa, Aiya Ritsehrer seeks to determine grounds for an appeal. As she uncovers the truth of the case, she must battle her own prejudices and those of the Europan community. Strong language and some violence. 2020.

Worlds of Honor, Books 4-6
DB103969 51 hours 32 minutes
by David Weber and
read by Catherine Byers
Books four through six in the series of multi-author anthologies, published between 2003 and 2013. In The Service of the Sword, the volume contributors further explore the world of Honor Harrington. Also includes In Fire Forged and Beginnings. Some violence. 2013.

Project Hail Mary
DB103718 16 hours 13 minutes
by Andy Weir
read by Ray Porter
Ryland Grace awakens on a spaceship far from Earth with no memory and two dead crewmates. As he begins to remember the details of his impossible mission to try to save humanity from an extinction-level threat, he encounters an unexpected ally. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.

Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View; The Empire Strikes Back
DB101689 18 hours 1 minute
by Tom Angleberger and others
read by various narrators
A collection of stories that focus on the perspectives of background characters of The Empire Strikes Back, including heroes, villains, droids, and creatures. Authors include Hank Green, Beth Revis, Django Wexler, Catherynne M. Valente, and S.A. Chakraborty. Sequel to From a Certain Point of View (DB89522). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Short Stories

Come On In: 15 Stories about Immigration and Finding Home
DB101828 7 hours 1 minute
edited by Adi Alsaid
read by various narrators
A collection of fifteen short stories featuring the immigrant experience, from authors who have been shaped by the journeys they and their families have taken in search of a new home. Authors include Nafiza Azad, Sara Farizan, and Isabel Quintero. Strong language. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2020.

A Universe of Wishes: A We Need Diverse Books Anthology
DB101684 11 hours 4 minutes
edited by Dhonielle Clayton
read by various narrators
A collection of fifteen fantasy and science fiction short stories featuring diversity and written in partnership with the organization We Need Diverse Books. The many authors include Rebecca Roanhorse, Mark Oshiro, Samira Ahmed, Zoraida Córdova, and Tochi Onyebuchi. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2020.

Tales from the Fire Zone
DB104545 3 hours 42 minutes
by Jonathan Maberry
read by Tom Weiner
A collection of five short stories featuring the testimony of a ghost in a trial, a werewolf PI, and more. Includes "Adventure of the Greenbrier Ghost," "Doctor Nine," "Like Part of the Family," "Property Condemned," and a tale written exclusively for Blackstone Audio, "Cooked." Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

145th Street: Short Stories
DB101833 5 hours 13 minutes
by Walter Dean Myers
read by various narrators
Twentieth-anniversary edition that includes bonus content. A full cast reads ten short stories depicting life on a block in Harlem. In "Big Joe’s Funeral," Joe cashes in his life insurance to have a funeral while he’s still alive to enjoy the party. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2000.

Spies and Espionage

Tom Clancy Target Acquired: A Jack Ryan Jr. Novel
DB103879 10 hours 54 minutes
by Don Bentley
read by Scott Brick
Jack Ryan Jr. agrees to take a friend's place on what should be an easy mission. But when he aids a woman and her young son, he becomes the target of trained killers. Sequel to Tom Clancy Shadow of the Dragon (DB101606). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.

Tom Clancy Shadow of the Dragon
DB101606 13 hours 12 minutes
by Marc Cameron
read by Scott Brick
After brilliant Chinese scientist Liu Wangshu is suspected of defecting to America, China sets retaliation efforts in motion. Unfortunately, none of President Jack Ryan's team know where Liu is. Sequel to Tom Clancy Firing Point (DB99599). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Tommy Carmellini, Books 1-3
DB101629 35 hours 14 minutes
by Stephen Coonts
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
The first three books in the series, published between 2004 and 2008. In Liars & Thieves, CIA operative Tommy Carmellini goes on the run after being attacked by a team of commandos. Also includes The Traitor and The Assassin. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

The Last Agent: Charles Jenkins, Book 2
DB104233 11 hours 34 minutes
by Robert Dugoni
read by Shawn Hertel
Charles Jenkins learns that Paulina Ponomayova, the agent who saved his life, may be in danger. He returns to Russia to investigate and must rely on a former enemy for help. Sequel to The Eighth Sister (DB95075). Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2020.

Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Treachery
DB104728 12 hours 29 minutes
by Brian Freeman
read by Scott Brick
Three years ago, Jason Bourne and his then partner Nova failed to stop the assassin known as Lennon. Nova has since died, and Bourne is called in for a new Treadstone mission--to prevent another assassination masterminded by Lennon. Sequel to The Bourne Evolution (DB100514). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Charlie Muffin, Books 1-4
DB101638 24 hours 19 minutes
by Brian Freemantle
read by various narrators
The first four books in the series, published 1977-1980. In Charlie M, veteran spy Charlie M has survived a lot, but now he must survive being attacked by his own organization. Also includes Here Comes Charlie M, The Inscrutable Charlie M, and Charlie Muffin USA. Strong language and some violence. 1980.

November Man, Books 4-6
DB103992 26 hours 1 minute
by Bill Granger
read by various narrators
Books four through six of the series, published 1983-1986. In The British Cross, a defecting Russian agent dangles a Gulag prisoner in front of the November Man. Also includes The Zurich Numbers and Hemingway’s Notebook. Sequel to November Man, Books 1-3 (DB103520). Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 1986.

November Man, Books 7-9
DB104042 33 hours 32 minutes
by Bill Granger
read by Joe Wilson
Books seven through nine of the series, published between 1986 and 1988. In The November Man, former agent Devereaux is reactivated for a dangerous mission. Also includes The Infant of Prague and Henry McGee Is Not Dead. Sequel to November Man, Books 4-6 (DB103992). Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 1988.

Relentless
DB104258 15 hours 42 minutes
by Mark Greaney
read by Jay Snyder
When intelligence operatives around the world disappear, Court Gentry is sent to investigate. Meanwhile, CIA agent Zoya Zakharova attempts to infiltrate a private intelligence firm in Berlin with alarming connections. Sequel to One Minute Out (DB99143). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Suspense

The Turnout
DB104549 11 hours 43 minutes
by Megan Abbott
read by Cassandra Campbell
Sisters Dara and Marie Durant have been dancers since before they can remember. After their mother's tragic, accidental death, they took over her studio and have been running it with Dara's husband, Charlie. As the school's annual performance of The Nutcracker approaches, their delicate balance is threatened. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

A Stranger in Town
DB101865 10 hours 49 minutes
by Kelley Armstrong
read by Thérèse Plummer
Detective Casey Duncan has noticed fewer and fewer residents coming to the hidden town of Rockton, and no extensions being granted. Her boyfriend, Sheriff Eric Dalton, presumes it's the natural flux of things, but Casey's not so sure. Then an injured hiker stumbles from the woods. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

The Husbands
DB104519 12 hours 15 minutes
by Chandler Baker
read by Allyson Ryan
Successful attorney Nora Spangler wonders why she's the one doing all the heavy lifting at home. When she and her husband find a new home in an exclusive suburban neighborhood, Nora is amazed at all the supportive husbands. But a wrongful death case reveals secrets. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Faceoff
DB101583 10 hours 51 minutes
edited by David Baldacci
read by various narrators
Twenty-three thriller writers have paired their series characters in an eleven-story anthology curated by the International Thriller Writers. Includes Harry Bosch vs. Patrick Kenzie in "Red Eye," by Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly, and John Rebus vs. Roy Grace in "In the Nick of Time," by Ian Rankin and Peter James. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

We Were Never Here
DB104443 10 hours 52 minutes
by Andrea Bartz
read by Becca Tobin
On a reunion trip in the mountains of Chile with her best friend Kristen, Emily is having the time of her life. Then she returns to their hotel suite to find it covered in blood and Kristen claiming she had to kill the man who attacked her--just as she claimed the year before. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

The Warsaw Protocol
DB101563 11 hours 50 minutes
by Steve Berry
read by various narrators
After former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone witnesses the theft of one of the seven precious relics of the Arma Christi, he learns that a private auction is about to be held where incriminating information on the president of Poland will be offered. The price of admission is one of these relics. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Marriage Betrayal
DB104000 7 hours 39 minutes
by Shalini Boland
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Faye Townsend has planned the perfect summer trip for her family at the small seaside town her husband Jake grew up in. When Jake and their son Dylan go for a walk and don't come back, Jake's and Faye's secrets must be revealed. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2019.

One of Us Is Lying
DB104296 8 hours 2 minutes
by Shalini Boland
read by Eva Wilhelm
While walking home with her children in their safe, quiet town, Tia realizes something is wrong with her five-year-old daughter, Rosie. Once she gets Rosie to open up, she is sorry she did, because Rosie wants to know why Tia killed someone. Long-buried secrets emerge. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2020.

The Third to Die
DB103828 11 hours 56 minutes
by Allison Brennan
read by Suzanne T. Fortin
While on an early morning jog, Detective Kara Quinn discovers the body of a young nurse. Word quickly reaches FBI agent Matt Costa, who thinks this murder fits the profile of an elusive serial killer. He teams with Kara to break the killer's pattern and stop the next murder. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Blind Tiger
DB104499 15 hours 58 minutes
by Sandra Brown
read by Jason Culp
1920. To avoid trouble on a freight train, World War I veteran Thatcher Hutton jumps off outside the small Texas town of Foley. He meets young widow Laurel Plummer, who holds secrets. But when another young woman goes missing, Thatcher comes under suspicion. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes
DB104436 13 hours 13 minutes
by Diane Chamberlain
read by Cris Dukehart
In 1977, pregnant Genevieve Russell disappeared. Twenty years later, her remains are discovered and Timothy Gleason is charged with murder. But there is no sign of the unborn child. CeeCee Wilkes knows how Genevieve Russell died, because she was there. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2006.

You Can Run
DB104822 9 hours 15 minutes
by Karen Cleveland
read by various narrators
CIA analyst Jill Bailey receives a call that changes everything. Her son has been kidnapped. All she has to do to save him is to endanger her country. She teams up with investigative journalist Alex Charles to uncover a vast conspiracy that threatens all. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Viral
DB104726 12 hours 22 minutes
by Robin Cook
read by various narrators
While searching for normalcy during the COVID-19 pandemic, Brian Murphy and his family vacation on Cape Cod. When his wife Emma develops flu-like symptoms, they hurry home to New York City. But Emma has contracted eastern equine encephalitis--and their young daughter is also showing symptoms. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Janie Face to Face
DB103863 11 hours 9 minutes
by Caroline B. Cooney
read by Alyssa Bresnahan
At college in New York City, Janie Johnson, aka Jennie Spring, seems to have successfully left behind her past as "the face on the milk carton," but soon she and her families and friends are pursued by a true-crime writer who wants to publish a book. Includes a bonus story. Sequel to What Janie Found (DB50882). Commercial audiobook. For junior and senior high readers. 2013.

Vortex: An FBI Thriller
DB104820 9 hours 53 minutes
by Catherine Coulter
read by various narrators
Investigative journalist Mia Briscoe discovers photos from a frat party that ended in a fire--and the disappearance of her best friend. With FBI agent Sherlock, she works to uncover the truth. Meanwhile, Sherlock's husband and fellow FBI agent Savich deals with the case of an attacked CIA agent. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Good Behavior
DB104230 8 hours 21 minutes
by Blake Crouch
read by Elizabeth Rose
Collection of three novellas chronicling the adventures of ex-con Letty Dobesh. In order to survive outside of prison, Letty returns to her old tricks. But when she overhears a man hiring a hit man, Letty decides to derail the job. Basis for television series of the same name. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

The Hollow Inside
DB104223 10 hours 28 minutes
by Brooke Lauren Davis
DB104230 Good Behavior
read by Gabriella Cavallero
After years on the run, sixteen-year-old Phoenix and mom Nina travel back to Nina's hometown to get revenge on the man she says ruined her life. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2021.

For Your Own Good
DB104300 10 hours 39 minutes
by Samantha Downing
read by David Pittu
The prestigious Belmont Academy recently awarded Teddy Crutcher Teacher of the Year. Teddy says his wife couldn't be more proud. But no one has seen her for quite a while. And he can't be bothered by mysterious deaths on campus. He's focused on pushing the students to their best. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Cul-de-Sac
DB104565 10 hours 44 minutes
by Joy Fielding
read by Lauren Fortgang
The residents of a cul-de-sac in Palm Beach Gardens hide secrets. Maggie and husband Craig left their California home for a new life in Florida. The troubled grandson of elderly widow Julia has just moved in. Even more secrets are hidden--and someone will die. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

The Stranger behind You
DB104360 11 hours 12 minutes
by Carol Goodman
read by Samantha Desz
The same night an article she authored exposing a newspaper tycoon as a sexual predator goes live, journalist Joan Lurie is attacked. She moves into a secure Manhattan apartment in a former Magdalen Laundry. Joan isn't the only resident with a traumatic past and with someone hunting her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

The Forbidden
DB104833 9 hours 7 minutes
by Heather Graham
read by Roger Wayne
Playing the victim of a vampire king on an island off New Orleans is actress Avalon Morgan's creepiest role to date. It's also scary good fun until someone is killed on set. With production shut down, Avalon can't stop thinking about the crime--or the lead investigator. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

The Survivors
DB101853 12 hours 0 minutes
by Jane Harper
read by Stephen Shanahan
Kieran Elliott's life changed forever on the day a reckless mistake led to devastating consequences. The guilt that still haunts him resurfaces during a visit with his young family to the small coastal community he once called home. When a body is discovered on the beach, long-held secrets threaten to emerge. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

The Unwilling
DB103829 14 hours 1 minute
by John Hart
read by Kevin Stillwell
Gibby's older brothers have been to war. One died and one came back, only to go to prison for three years. When Jason comes home, he wants to bond with Gibby. But their day out ends in murder. Jason is suspected, but soon Gibby is, too. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

She's Too Pretty to Burn
DB104540 8 hours 28 minutes
by Wendy Heard
read by various narrators
When seventeen-year-old Veronica's photograph of her introverted girlfriend goes viral, they are sent into a spiral of fame and lethal danger as they navigate the turbulent waters of their relationship, secrets, acclaim, and the underground San Diego art scene. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.

Playing with Fire
DB104420 5 hours 42 minutes
by April Henry
read by Amy McFadden
When a fire cuts off a popular trail in the Oregon forest, a small group trapped by the flames must find another way out--or die. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.

Prodigal Son
DB101867 13 hours 46 minutes
by Gregg Hurwitz
read by various narrators
Since he was granted an unofficial pardon, Evan has agreed to stop his clandestine activities as The Nowhere Man. But then he gets a call from the one person he never expected. A woman claiming to have given him up for adoption needs his help. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

The Darkness Knows
DB104723 8 hours 52 minutes
by Arnaldur Indridason
read by Sean Barrett
Thirty years after working a missing person case, retired detective Konrád is called in when the man's body is found on a glacier. He tries to pick up decades-old leads--and then a woman comes forward with new information. Translated from the 2017 Icelandic edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

The Guilt Trip
DB104724 8 hours 51 minutes
by Sandie Jones
read by Clare Corbett
Rachel, Jack, Paige, Noah, and Will have been friends for years. When Will gets engaged to Ali, the three couples travel to Portugal for the wedding. But Rachel discovers a shocking secret about Ali. Other secrets kept soon are revealed, threatening marriages. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

The Marvelous
DB104741 10 hours 8 minutes
by Claire Kann
read by Joniece Abbott-Pratt
After mysteriously disappearing for a year, social media darling Jewel returns with a dramatic announcement: a few lucky Golden Rule app users will spend an unforgettable weekend at her private estate. But once they arrive, the guests become players in an elaborate estate-wide game. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.

The Green Mile: The Complete Serial Novel
DB104301 13 hours 55 minutes
by Stephen King
read by Frank Muller
Death-row supervisor Paul Edgecombe thinks back to 1932 when John Coffey is brought to the penitentiary and placed on the "Green Mile." Coffey is accused of the rape and murder of twin nine-year-old girls. But Coffey seems to be an unusual kind of human being. Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 1996.

All the Colors of Night
DB101852 9 hours 31 minutes
by Jayne Ann Krentz
read by Sandra Michelle
North Chastain possesses a paranormal talent that gives him the ability to track down the most dangerous psychic criminals. When his father suddenly falls into a coma-like state, North is convinced it was caused by a deadly artifact. He asks antiques expert Sierra Raines for help. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Goodlove and Shek, Books 1-4
DB101624 31 hours 48 minutes
by Al Macy
read by Dwayne Glapion
Four entries, published in 2019 and 2020, featuring attorney Garrett Goodlove--who suffers from depression--and his law partners Jen Shek and daughter, Nicole Goodlove. Includes Conclusive Evidence, Sufficient Evidence, Damaging Evidence, and Forgotten Evidence, in which an unusual new client asks Garrett to hold a letter until something happens to him. Strong language and some violence. 2020.

What's Done in Darkness
DB103846 7 hours 19 minutes
by Laura McHugh
read by Jennifer Sun Bell
Five years after Sarabeth was abducted as a seventeen-year-old from her family's homestead, assaulted, left for dead, and then shunned by her community, investigator Nick Farrow asks her to come back to help solve the disappearance of another young girl. Sarabeth must face her estranged family and deepest fears. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Hidden
DB104838 8 hours 15 minutes
by Fern Michaels
read by Eva Kaminsky
Siblings Luna and Cullen Bodman launched their new restoration shop and café. When Luna gets a strange sense about an antique piece Cullen just acquired, the two find themselves uniting to solve a mystery that has far-reaching consequences. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Falling
DB104510 8 hours 29 minutes
by T.J. Newman
read by Steven Weber
As he prepares for his next flight, airline pilot Bill Hoffman finds out his wife Carrie and two young children have been taken hostage. The kidnappers want him to crash the plane and leave no survivors--or his family dies. Bill must find a way for everyone to survive. Unrated.

The Breaker
DB101968 12 hours 12 minutes
by Nick Petrie
read by Stephen Mendel
Peter Ash spots a suspicious armed man walking into a crowded market and stops him. The young gunman appears to have one target--but both he and his intended victim vanish before the police arrive. Peter is told his own record will be scrubbed if he can discover what was going on. Strong language and some violence. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

A Stranger at the Door
DB103736 11 hours 58 minutes
by Jason Pinter
read by Emily Pike Stewart
Single mom Rachel Marin is finally in a good place. She has a stable, loving relationship and a new purpose in life. But when her son's teacher is gruesomely murdered, a domino effect shatters her peaceful existence. Rachel must find the killer to protect her son. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2021.

The Bone Code
DB104500 9 hours 53 minutes
by Kathy Reichs
read by Linda Emond
Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan is called in by the Charleston coroner, who discovered two bodies in medical waste containers. Tempe recognizes hallmarks of an unsolved case from fifteen years earlier in Quebec. But she has another worry: a human flesh-eating contagion is spreading through Charleston. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Nothing to Fear
DB101523 13 hours 1 minute
by Juno Rushdan
read by various narrators
Gray Box operative Gideon Stone is devoted to his work and his team. He's never given anyone reason to doubt his loyalty until he's tasked with investigating Willow Harper, a beguiling cryptologist suspected of selling deadly bio-agents on the black market. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Survive the Night
DB103845 9 hours 5 minutes
by Riley Sager
read by Savannah Gilmore
1991. After the murder of her best friend by a serial killer, called the Campus Killer, college student Charlie shares a drive home to Ohio with Josh, whom she met through the college's ride board. The more Charlie learns about Josh, the more she wonders if he's the Campus Killer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

People like Them
DB104525 4 hours 4 minutes
by Samira Sedira
read by Susan Nezami
Anna and Constant Guillot live with their two daughters in a peaceful, remote mountain village. When Bakary and Sylvia Langlois arrive with their three children, the families form an uneasy friendship--until tragedy strikes and tensions hit a breaking point. Translated from the 2020 French edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Stranded
DB104383 1 hour 41 minutes
by Jocelyn Shipley
read by Carl Stewart
After his girlfriend's death and a string of really bad luck, Kipp takes a woman up on her generous offer of free room and board. But he soon learns that things are not as they seem. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2020.

Dark Roads
DB104568 11 hours 9 minutes
by Chevy Stevens
read by various narrators
After the death of her father, teenager Hailey McBride is sent to live with her aunt and uncle. To escape her bully of an uncle, she disappears into the wilderness as her father taught her. But a killer haunts the Cold Creek Highway that Hailey calls home. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

That Weekend
DB104361 10 hours 31 minutes
by Kara Thomas
read by various narrators
After Claire wakes up alone and bloodied on a mountain with no memory of how she got there, she learns her best friend Kat and Kat's boyfriend, Jesse, are missing. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.

Bath Haus
DB104722 12 hours 10 minutes
by P.J. Vernon
read by various narrators
Oliver loves his husband Nathan, but when Nathan is out of town at a conference, Oliver gives in to temptation and visits a bathhouse. But his experience isn't a simple fling, and he leaves with bruises. When Nathan comes home, Oliver's lies begin to spiral. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

The Damage
DB103843 11 hours 50 minutes
by Caitlin Wahrer
read by Soneela Nankani
When Nick is violently sexually assaulted, his older brother, Tony, is determined to get revenge. Tony's wife, Julia, works as a lawyer and feels the detective assigned to the case will find justice for Nick. But their lives begin to unravel. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Class Act
DB104502 6 hours 49 minutes
by Stuart Woods
read by Tony Roberts
An old client reaches out for help after Stone Barrington returns to New York City from Maine. A feud long thought dead has reemerged, and reputations and money are on the line. As Stone investigates, he makes a new acquaintance--who has secrets. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Westerns

Every Mother's Son: The Jackals, Book 3
DB104351 9 hours 28 minutes
by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone
read by Danny Campbell
When crime lord Harry Holland and his gang kidnap the daughter of a retired Army colonel, the Army, the Rangers, and several bounty hunters all fail to rescue her. Desperate, the colonel turns to the Jackals for help. Sequel to Stand Up and Die (DB104266). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu
DB104311 9 hours 40 minutes
by Tom Lin
read by Feodor Chin
The son of Chinese immigrants, Ming Tsu was raised by a crime syndicate and trained as a deadly enforcer. Soon after his elopement with a railroad magnate's daughter, the tycoon's henchmen kidnap her. Ever defiant, Ming partners with a blind clairvoyant to rescue his wife and exact revenge. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Clint Ryan, Books 1-4
DB103371 26 hours 43 minutes
by L.J. Martin
read by Jack Fox
Books one through four of the series, originally published in 1991 and 1992. In El Lazo, John Clint Ryan must learn the ways of the vaquero if he is to survive life in 1840s California. Also includes Against the 7th Flag, The Devil's Bounty, and The Benicia Belle. Violence and strong language. 2014.

Condor Canyon
DB104228 9 hours 59 minutes
by L.J. Martin
read by Dwayne Glapion
After fighting in the war against Mexico, Clint Ryan wishes only to peacefully maintain his homestead in the San Joaquin Valley. Caught up in the festering boomtown of Los Angeles, he must fight his way home to his ranch. Sequel to Shadow of the Grizzly (DB37034). Some violence and some strong language. 2013.

Adult Nonfiction

Arts

Frida in America: The Creative Awakening of a Great Artist
DB101615 17 hours 16 minutes
by Celia Stahr
read by Celeste Lawson
Art historian examines the work and life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo while she lived in America with new husband and fellow artist Diego Rivera. Discusses the influence of living in the place Kahlo called "Gringolandia" on her sense of Mexican identity and subsequent work. 2020.

Biography

Reborn in the USA: An Englishman's Love Letter to His Chosen Home
DB104357 9 hours 7 minutes
by Roger Bennett
read by Roger Bennett
Culture and soccer commentator traces his journey from 1980s Liverpool to becoming the quintessential Englishman in New York. He reflects on his love of American popular culture from a young age and his very first experience visiting the land that had held his heart for so long. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

All the Young Men: A Memoir of Love, AIDS, and Chosen Family in the American South
DB101688 13 hours 6 minutes
by Ruth Coker Burks and Kevin Carr O'Leary
read by Ruth Coker Burks
In this memoir, a nurse reflects on her experiences as a caregiver during the height of the HIV-AIDS crisis. She describes the relationships she built with patients, the unconventional extent of her care, and her advocacy on patients' behalf. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Greatest Beer Run Ever: A Memoir of Friendship, Loyalty, and War
DB101979 5 hours 44 minutes
by John "Chick" Donohue and J.T.
read by Malcolm Hillgartner
Recounts John "Chick" Donohue's scheme to sneak into Vietnam during the Vietnam War to deliver supportive messages and beers to his soldier buddies serving there. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2017.

Frontier Follies: Adventures in Marriage and Motherhood in the Middle of Nowhere
DB101980 7 hours 29 minutes
by Ree Drummond
read by Ree Drummond
A blogger and author of The Pioneer Woman (DB73279) shares anecdotes of her experiences of motherhood, lessons she has learned about finding balance in life, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.

The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid
DB103721 5 hours 32 minutes
by Pat F. Garrett
read by Daniel Luna
Originally written just one year after the author killed infamous gunman Billy the Kid, this account details the outlaw's many exploits. Garrett explains the public sympathy for the Kid, challenges the glorified legends of his abilities, and describes how a reckless cowhand became a hired gun. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1882.

The Happiest Man on Earth: The Beautiful Life of an Auschwitz Survivor
DB103720 3 hours 50 minutes
by Eddie Jaku
read by Raphael Corkhill
A Holocaust survivor recounts the suffering he experienced under the Nazi regime, including the horrors he faced at Auschwitz. He then reflects on the power of gratitude, tolerance, and kindness before describing how he seeks to find happiness every day in honor of those who did not survive. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Carry: A Memoir of Survival on Stolen Land
DB101608 10 hours 24 minutes
by Toni Jensen
read by Toni Jensen
In this memoir about life as an indigenous woman, the Métis author particularly examines her encounters with gun violence. She reflects on the trauma of school shootings, racism, sexual assault, gang violence, physical threats to protestors, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Hard Crowd: Essays 2000-2020
DB104335 7 hours 55 minutes
by Rachel Kushner
read by Rachel Kushner
A collection of essays spanning the career of the author that explores literary journalism, politics, cultural criticism, art, and literature. Topics include a refugee camp, illegal motorcycle racing, the author's love of classic cars, and the author's views on nostalgia in writing. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Loved and Wanted: A Memoir of Choice, Children, and Womanhood
DB101610 5 hours 11 minutes
by Christa Parravani
read by Christa Parravani
Recounts struggles attempting to access reproductive rights, the consequences of those barriers, and the inadequate healthcare that endangered all three of the author's children. Discusses the difficult choices faced by American women fighting for agency over their bodies, futures, and children's lives. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Unbreakable Child
DB103722 6 hours 55 minutes
by Kim Michele Richardson
read by Dara Brown
The author recounts how she, her sister, and dozens of other orphans suffered institutional physical and emotional abuse at the hands of Catholic clergy. She also details the subsequent lawsuit that resulted in the first settlement ever paid by Roman Catholic nuns in the United States as recompense. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Grand: A Memoir
DB101872 5 hours 51 minutes
by Sara Schaefer
read by Sara Schaefer
The author reflects on the upending of her childhood after she learns that her life is based on a lie and her parents become pariahs in their community. She describes how, upon turning forty, she took each of her family members on one-on-one trips to visit the Grand Canyon to reflect. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley
DB101533 16 hours 56 minutes
by Malcolm X and Alex Haley
read by Laurence Fishburne
The life of African American religious leader Malcolm X (1925-1965). The author describes his boyhood in Lansing, Michigan, street life in Harlem, conversion to the Black Muslim movement while imprisoned for robbery, and evolution into a high-profile spokesman for Black dignity, power, and separatism. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1964.

Blindness and Physical Disabilities

The Blind Mechanic: The Amazing Story of Eric Davidson, Survivor of the 1917 Halifax Explosion
DB104816 7 hours 19 minutes
by Marilyn Davidson Elliott
read by Jacqui Bishop
Written by his daughter, this is the life story of Eric Davidson, a boy who lost both eyes in the 1917 Halifax Explosion that also injured his mother. He overcame many challenges, later becoming a mechanic and well-known citizen of Halifax. 2018.

The Disability Experience: Working toward Belonging
DB104292 4 hours 42 minutes
by Hannalora Leavitt
read by Deborah Desmone
Hannalora Leavitt, who is blind, provides a brief history of disability, and examines the different types, the culture, and communities. Leavitt highlights advocacy groups promoting change, and profiles celebrities, athletes, artists, and other people with disabilities. For junior and senior high readers. 2021.

Business and Economics

The Future Is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives
DB101569 9 hours 56 minutes
by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler
read by various narrators
Entrepreneur Diamandis and journalist Kotler predict the ways they expect the world to change over the 2020s. Industries examined include shopping, advertising, entertainment, education, healthcare, insurance and finance, and food. They also discuss the concept of convergence and potential threats and solutions. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Devil's Playbook: Big Tobacco, Juul, and the Addiction of a New Generation
DB103844 15 hours 24 minutes
by Lauren Etter
read by Gabra Zackman
Journalist profiles the tobacco industry's interest in e-cigarette technology through the lens of the attempted acquisition of Juul by Philip Morris. Topics include the development of e-cigarette technology, studies of key players in each business, and public backlash against the acquisition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination
DB104725 10 hours 34 minutes
by Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang
read by various narrators
Journalists analyzes the business practices of tech giant Facebook in the 2010s. Examines controversial strategies to gain market share, leadership initiatives, and legal challenges brought by the government with regard to monopolistic activities. Discusses the impact on consumers and users of the platform. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Power Play: Tesla, Elon Musk, and the Bet of the Century
DB104441 13 hours 59 minutes
by Tim Higgins
read by Will Damron
Journalist chronicles the story of Elon Musk and the evolution of his car company, Tesla, from its founding in the early 2000s. Topics include the development of the car's technology, comparisons between the technology and car industries, and Musk's behavior and its impact on the business. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Made in China: A Prisoner, an SOS Letter, and the Hidden Cost of America's Cheap Goods
DB103627 7 hours 21 minutes
by Amelia Pang
read by Kristin Allison
Journalist presents the story of Chinese forced labor camp workers like Falun Gong member Sun Yi, who smuggled a note requesting help into a package sent to Oregon housewife Julie Keith in 2012. Discusses the history of Chinese forced labor camps and the reliance of businesses on them. Violence and some strong language. 2021.

How I Built This: The Unexpected Paths to Success from the World's Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs
DB101625 11 hours 44 minutes
by Guy Raz and Nils Parker
read by Bill Wallace
Founder of the podcast of the same name explores entrepreneurship success stories through the lens of the hero's journey construct. Uses case studies to highlight what draws people to entrepreneurship, challenges they face, and considerations those interested in creating their own businesses need to take into account. 2020.

The Next Shift: The Fall of Industry and the Rise of Health Care in Rust Belt America
DB104399 12 hours 20 minutes
by Gabriel Winant
read by Mark Ashby
Historian analyzes the American Rust Belt through the lens of experiences in Pittsburgh with the changing economy in the twenty-first century from the steel industry to the health care industry. Topics include the history of blue-collar work, labor in the home, and the health care market. Strong language and some violence. 2021.

Career and Job Training

Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals
DB104572 5 hours 57 minutes
by Oliver Burkeman
read by Oliver Burkeman
Journalist offers a guide to the philosophy of time management and to finding joy as you move through life. Beginning with the assumption that the average human has four thousand weeks to fill over the course of their life, Burkeman investigates the ways we make choices about time. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Coming Back: How to Win the Job You Want When You've Lost the Job You Need
DB101956 8 hours 59 minutes
by Fawn Germer
read by various narrators
Journalist presents a guide to bouncing back in the job market after jobs and careers are eliminated. Provides actionable steps to rebuild your resume and your mindset. Topics include grieving job loss, intergenerational work relationships, searching for jobs, and dealing with outside issues like national crises. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Most
DB104570 6 hours 5 minutes
by Greg McKeown
read by Greg McKeown
Author of Essentialism (DB88790) presents a guide to identifying when you are in burnout and recovering from it. Topics include developing strategies to focus, creating scenarios to make it easier to work, and generating the most effects for the least amount of effort. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Remote Work Revolution: Succeeding from Anywhere
DB103827 6 hours 3 minutes
by Tsedal Neeley
read by Marisha Tapera
Professor at Harvard Business School examines remote work in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and provides guidance on how to thrive in the environment primarily aimed at managers. Topics include trusting colleagues rarely seen in person, managing a productivity-based team, and leading virtually. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Consumerism

The Simple Path to Wealth: Your Road Map to Financial Independence and a Rich, Free Life
DB101845 6 hours 41 minutes
by J.L. Collins
read by various narrators
Guide to building wealth drawn from letters man wrote to his daughter for the future. Topics include debt, emergency savings, mindset surrounding money, the stock market, understanding the use of money during different phases of life, awareness of confidence schemes, and determining financial independence. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

12 Ways to Retire on Less: Planning an Affordable Future
DB104204 5 hours 39 minutes
by Harriet Edleson
read by Kerry Dukin
Guide to preparing for a retirement when there may be less money than expected. Topics include adjusting your mindset away from your older relatives' experiences, evaluating your resources, identifying your retirement goals, assessing your monetary needs, working longer, maximizing Social Security, housing options, transportation, and travel. 2021.

100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask: With Answers from Top Brokers from around the Country
DB104052 17 hours 35 minutes
by Ilyce R. Glink
read by Eva Wilhelm
Guide for people who are buying their first home. Topics include what to consider before starting the home buying process, identifying features that are must-haves and nice-to-haves, understanding the search process, selection factors, budgeting, financing, composing an offer, negotiating a deal, and navigating the closing process. 2018.

Cooking

Cook This Book: Techniques That Teach and Recipes to Repeat
DB104281 10 hours 40 minutes
by Molly Baz
read by Carolyn Kashner
Contributor to Bon Appétit presents a collection of recipes designed to teach cooking techniques. Categories include chicken; beef, pork, and lamb; seafood; eggs; noodles; grains and legumes; salads; vegetables; soups; snacks; and baking. Strong language. 2021.

Pressure Cooker: Why Home Cooking Won't Solve Our Problems and What We Can Do about It
DB103785 15 hours 22 minutes
by Sarah Bowen and others
read by Kristin Allison
Sociologists Bowen, Brenton, and Elliott highlight nine women and the work they do to feed their families. They illustrate the many different challenges Americans face when trying to "get back into the kitchen" in order to create a healthier lifestyle for families. Expose systemic inequalities and other factors. Strong language. 2019.

No Recipe? No Problem! How to Pull Together Tasty Meals without a Recipe
DB104054 8 hours 38 minutes
by Phyllis Good
read by Carolyn Kashner
Coauthor of Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook (DB54912) presents a cookbook that is focused on the improvisation of recipes. Addresses the techniques, skills, and knowledge needed to create a successful meal from scratch. Categories include vegetables, pastas and grains, sheet-pan meals, pizzas, and eggs. 2021.

Feasting Wild: In Search of the Last Untamed Food
DB101691 10 hours 32 minutes
by Gina Rae La Cerva
read by Jessica Gracie
Geographer and anthropologist travels the world in search of wild foods and examines the impact of colonialism and extinction on the availability of them. Considers what is lost in the process of domestication. Case studies include bird's nest soup and Swedish moose meat. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Drunk: How We Sipped, Danced, and Stumbled Our Way to Civilization
DB104212 16 hours 25 minutes
by Edward Slingerland
read by J.P. Linton
Social history of the use of alcohol by humans and the reasons why humans choose to get drunk. Uses research from the fields of archaeology, history, cognitive neuroscience, psychopharmacology, social psychology, literature, and genetics to present his arguments for the use of alcohol to increase creativity, alleviate stress, and more. Some descriptions of sex. 2021.

Crime

Kennedy's Avenger: Assassination, Conspiracy, and the Forgotten Trial of Jack Ruby
DB104322 12 hours 30 minutes
by Dan Abrams and David Fisher
read by various narrators
Authors of John Adams under Fire (DB99520) examine the personalities and events surrounding the trial of Dallas club owner Jack Ruby for the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald. Discuss conspiracy theories that arose from the act and impact of the murder and trial being televised. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

The Profession: A Memoir of Community, Race, and the Arc of Policing in America
DB104341 16 hours 9 minutes
by Bill Bratton and Peter Knobler
read by Bill Bratton
Bratton--former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department and New York City Transit Police and former commissioner of the Boston Police Department and New York City Police Department--reviews the development of policing in America over fifty years. Discusses issues surrounding policing and race. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence
DB101562 15 hours 50 minutes
by Becky Cooper
read by Becky Cooper
In 1969, Jane Britton, an ambitious twenty-three-year-old graduate student in Harvard's Anthropology Department--and daughter of Radcliffe Vice President--was found bludgeoned to death in her Cambridge, Massachusetts, apartment. Forty years later, the author, then a Harvard undergrad, was intrigued by the case and spent a decade investigating. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Icepick Surgeon: Murder, Fraud, Sabotage, Piracy, and Other Dastardly Deeds Perpetrated in the Name of Science
DB104354 11 hours 48 minutes
by Sam Kean
read by Ben Sullivan
Author of The Disappearing Spoon (DB72176) and The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons (DB80933) profiles the development of science through stories of practitioners who allowed their obsessions to cross ethical lines and the ways those choices reverberate into the twenty-first century. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

The White House Boys: An American Tragedy
DB104161 3 hours 17 minutes
by Roger Dean Kiser
read by Stephen Van Doren
Memoir of a former student of the Florida Industrial School for Boys in northern Florida. Discusses the circumstances that led to him being placed in the facility, the abuses he and fellow classmates endured and witnessed, and the work those who survived are doing to remember those who didn't. Violence and strong language. 2009.

Spies, Lies, and Exile: The Extraordinary Story of Russian Double Agent George Blake
DB104226 7 hours 4 minutes
by Simon Kuper
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Journalist profiles Cold War British intelligence agent turned Soviet spy George Blake (1922-2020). Topics include Blake's work as a teenager with the Dutch resistance during World War II, working with British intelligence services, conversion to Communism, life as a double agent, criminal sentencing and jail escape, and life in Russia. Some strong language. 2021.

Collateral Damage: The Mysterious Deaths of Marilyn Monroe and Dorothy Kilgallen, and the Ties That Bind Them to Robert Kennedy and the JFK Assassination
DB104503 21 hours 22 minutes
by Mark Shaw
read by Phil Thron
Author of The Reporter Who Knew Too Much (DB94837) explores possible connections between the deaths of President John F. Kennedy, actress Marilyn Monroe, and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. Discusses the possibility of work done by attorney general and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy contributing to the deaths. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial That Galvanized the Asian American Movement
DB103862 7 hours 39 minutes
by Paula Yoo
read by Catherine Ho
Award-winning author Paula Yoo chronicles the killing of Vincent Chin, a Chinese American man beaten to death at the hands of two white autoworkers in Detroit in 1982. Yoo examines the crime, trial, and the Asian American community's outrage over the lenient sentence. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.

Family

We Are Family: The Modern Transformation of Parents and Children
DB101609 9 hours 52 minutes
by Susan Golombok
read by Linda Henning
A narrative history of the changing structures of early twenty-first-century families that argues that the love and bonding among family members is the most vital factor in helping children to flourish. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Government and Politics

The Words That Made Us: America's Constitutional Conversation, 1760-1840
DB104347 27 hours 9 minutes
by Akhil Reed Amar
read by Fajer Al-Kaisi
Examines the origins and early evolution of the US Constitution, even after its initial ratification. Explores how, for decades afterwards, American statesmen confronted constitutional questions and explored the boundaries of American justice. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost
DB104731 17 hours 9 minutes
by Michael C. Bender
read by Eric Pollins
Senior White House reporter for the Wall Street Journal Michael C. Bender presents an account of the 2020 presidential campaign, detailing how President Trump lost the reelection. Bender covers both impeachments, the insurrection, economic collapse, COVID, and other topics with front-row access. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Trust: America's Best Chance
DB101981 4 hours 49 minutes
by Pete Buttigieg
read by Pete Buttigieg
A politician and author of Shortest Way Home (DB94274) discusses his views on how the breakdown of trust is at the heart of America's political problems in the early twenty-first century. Reckons with the corruption of social responsibility and offers a path past the nation's problems through accountability. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.

Uncounted: The Crisis of Voter Suppression in America
DB101514 7 hours 48 minutes
by Gilda R. Daniels
read by Gilda R. Daniels
The former Deputy Chief in the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division discusses the ways that minorities are often disenfranchised through voter suppression despite the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Describes how this suppression can occur in cycles and provides examples of laws and practices that contribute. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Catching the Wind: Edward Kennedy and the Liberal Hour, 1932-1975
DB101870 31 hours 57 minutes
by Neal Gabler
read by Joe Barrett
The author of Empire of Their Own (DB28920) explores the life of Edward Kennedy as well as the concept of political morality and the fall of liberalism. Discusses Kennedy's childhood and political career. Also examines Kennedy's role in liberalism and the eroding of Kennedy's own moral authority. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

First Friends: The Powerful, Unsung (and Unelected) People Who Shaped Our Presidents
DB104352 15 hours 31 minutes
by Gary Ginsberg
read by Robert Petkoff
The author recounts White House history through the myriad friendships of past presidents. The relationships explored include those between Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed, Harry Truman and Eddie Jacobson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Daisy Suckley, and many others. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.

Modern Warriors: Real Stories from Real Heroes
DB101983 7 hours 12 minutes
by Pete Hegseth
read by various narrators
A collection of conversations with American troops about what inspired their service, their legacy, the nature of sacrifice, how they have handled loss, and what lessons they would impart to civilians. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.

To the Ramparts: How Bush and Obama Paved the Way for the Trump Presidency, and Why It Isn't Too Late to Reverse Course
DB103719 8 hours 26 minutes
by Ralph Nader
read by Bob Souer
A political advocate and the author of Crashing the Party (DB53616) and No Contest (DB43589) analyzes and criticizes the behavior of previous administrations that paved the way to a Trump presidency. He discusses the rise of corporate power and the abandonment of the lower and middle classes. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends: The Cyberweapons Arms Race
DB104291 20 hours 51 minutes
by Nicole Perlroth
read by Eva Wilhelm
Cybersecurity journalist explores the global cyberweapons market. Discusses the danger of software bugs called zero-days, which are capable of spying on phones, dismantling safety controls at chemical plants, altering elections, or shutting down electrical grids. Reflecting on the threat this poses, urges the cyberarms race be brought to heel. Bestseller. 2021.

After the Fall: Being American in the World We've Made
DB103865 12 hours 52 minutes
by Ben Rhodes
read by Ben Rhodes
A former White House aide and confidant to President Obama and author of The World As It Is (DB91535) discusses his political observations from the past several years. Particularly explores potential threats to democracy around the world and reflects on where America has potentially gone wrong. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.

The Reckoning: Our Nation's Trauma and Finding a Way to Heal
DB104729 5 hours 35 minutes
by Mary L. Trump
read by Mary L. Trump
Author of Too Much and Never Enough (DB99251), a clinical psychologist, examines the national trauma facing the United States of America, stating that it is rooted in American history and was deepened by current events and the policies of the Trump administration. Argues that healing and restored faith in leadership must begin with a reckoning. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

How I Saved the World
DB104730 9 hours 29 minutes
by Jesse Watters
read by Larry Wayne
Jesse Watters uses examples from his career and personal life to frame his thoughts on the political state of America. The Fox News host argues that left-wing policies threaten democracy and the all-American way of life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.

Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency
DB104337 11 hours 14 minutes
by Michael Wolff
read by various narrators
The author of Fire and Fury (DB89802) and Siege (DB95474) discusses the final months of the Trump administration, including the reelection campaign, the election challenge, the insurrection of January 6, and the second impeachment trial. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.

Peril
DB104817 13 hours 37 minutes
by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa
read by Robert Petkoff
Author of Fear (DB91876) and Rage (DB100633) teams with Washington Post reporter to present an inside look at the final days of the Trump presidency, including the tumultuous transition to the Biden presidency. Draws on interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, diaries, call transcripts, emails, and other personal and government records. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.

Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World
DB101982 7 hours 26 minutes
by Fareed Zakaria
read by Fareed Zakaria
CNN host and author of Future of Freedom (DB56018) discusses the potential long-term political, social, technological, and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.

Mistrust: Why Losing Faith in Institutions Provides the Tools to Transform Them
DB104002 8 hours 8 minutes
by Ethan Zuckerman
read by Stephen Van Doren
Argues that growing mistrust of large institutions, such as the government or the press, could provoke a crisis for democracy. Discusses how even those passionate about bringing change find many established methods disempowering and provides advice on how to find new ways for civic participation. Some strong language. 2021.

Language

Nine Nasty Words: English in the Gutter: Then, Now, and Forever
DB103874 6 hours 55 minutes
by John McWhorter
read by John McWhorter
Linguist examines the evolution of profanity from historical, sociological, political, and linguistic angles. He explores why certain concepts and words are considered shocking or taboo as well as why their usage can bring so much satisfaction. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Literature

The Best American Essays 2020
DB101633 15 hours 47 minutes
edited by André Aciman and Robert Atwan
read by J.P. Linton
Twenty-four previously published essays spanning a variety of life experiences. Rabih Alameddine discusses living in San Francisco during the height of the AIDS crisis, his love of soccer, and working in an English pub-themed diner in "How to Bartend." Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2020.

Homo Irrealis: Essays
DB101842 6 hours 32 minutes
by André Aciman
read by various narrators
Collection of sixteen essays by the author of Call Me by Your Name (DB65344) and Find Me (DB97242) exploring time, the creative mind, and great lives and works. Topics include subway poetry, Sigmund Freud, Marcel Proust, and the cities of Alexandria and St. Petersburg. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Medicine and Health

Keep Sharp: How to Build a Better Brain at Any Age
DB101866 10 hours 4 minutes
by Sanjay Gupta
read by Sanjay Gupta
Neurosurgeon debunks myths about aging and cognitive decline, explores whether there's a "best" diet or exercise regimen for the brain, and discusses whether it's healthier to play video games that test memory and processing speed, or to engage in more social interaction. Addresses brain disease, particularly Alzheimer's. Includes a twelve-week program of brain-strengthening strategies. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.

Every Minute Is a Day: A Doctor, an Emergency Room, and a City under Siege
DB104571 5 hours 27 minutes
by Robert Meyer and Dan
read by various narrators
Cousins Meyer, an emergency room doctor, and Koeppel, a journalist, recount Meyer's experiences on the front lines fighting the COVID-19 pandemic in a Bronx hospital. Topics include the day-to-day operations of the hospital, the mindset of health care workers, and stories of patients. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women--and Women to Medicine
DB104506 11 hours 27 minutes
by Janice P. Nimura
read by Laural Merlington
Biography of Doctor Elizabeth Blackwell, the first licensed female physician in the United States, and her sister, Doctor Emily Blackwell. Discusses their early years, their founding of the New York Infirmary for Indigent Women and Children, and the challenges they faced in their chosen profession. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

A Girl in One Room
DB104229 6 hours 56 minutes
by Jessica Taylor-Bearman
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Author of A Girl behind Dark Glasses (DB103756) continues the tale of her experiences with myalgic encephalomyelitis--also known as chronic fatigue syndrome--and returning home after receiving treatment in hospitals for four years. Discusses adjusting to life outside a hospital environment with a chronic illness. Some strong language. 2021.

Music

Billie Eilish, the Unofficial Biography: From E-Girl to Icon
DB104050 4 hours 42 minutes
by Adrian Besley
read by Mark Ashby
Explores the life, family, talent, and philosophy of a fast-rising star in pop music with number one albums in multiple countries and several Grammys under her belt. Discusses how Billie Eilish crafted hits that defy categorization and the ways her defiant persona mirrors the attitudes of a generation. For junior and senior high readers. 2020.

Weird Al: Seriously
DB104397 8 hours 50 minutes
by Lily E. Hirsch
read by Eva Wilhelm
Music critic looks at the career of musical parody artist Yankovic. Uses interviews with Yankovic to examine his influences, his successes, and how artists have reacted to having their work parodied. Explores the deeper meanings of his songs. Some strong language. 2020.

Stories to Tell: A Memoir
DB104327 7 hours 19 minutes
by Richard Marx
read by Richard Marx
Memoir of a singer-songwriter who rose to fame in the 1980s. Assesses his four decades in the music business and provides insights into his songwriting process. Also shares personal stories, including his struggles with his health. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Sinatra and Me: In the Wee Small Hours
DB104889 10 hours 38 minutes
by Tony Oppedisano
read by various narrators
Memoir describing a close friendship with Frank Sinatra in his later years. The author met the singer in 1972 and became his road manager and confidant. Shares some of the talks they had about music, family, friends, great loves, achievements and successes, failures and disappointments. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Not Dead & Not for Sale: The Earthling Papers; A Memoir
DB104295 3 hours 23 minutes
by Scott Weiland and David Ritz
read by James Konicek
Memoir of the lead singer for the band Stone Temple Pilots (1967-2015). He describes his path to the top of the music world in the 1990s, the breakup of STP and the formation of the group Velvet Revolver, and his struggles with drug and alcohol addiction. Strong language. 2011.

Nature and the Environment

Super Fly: The Unexpected Lives of the World's Most Successful Insects
DB104544 8 hours 44 minutes
by Jonathan Balcombe
read by Jonathan Balcombe
Biologist and author of Second Nature (DB72584) presents a deep exploration of the insect order Diptera, also known as flies. Discusses different types of flies and their roles in their ecosystems as pollinators, waste disposers, predators, and prey. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

What Does It Feel Like to Die? Inspiring New Insights into the Experience of Dying
DB101512 8 hours 15 minutes
by Jennie Dear
read by Andrea Gallo
Hospice volunteer presents a guide to understanding the process of dying based on her personal experiences of caring for her mother during a long-term illness and assisting other families through the process in the course of her work. Includes information drawn from medical professionals, families, and patients. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Environment
DB104389 3 hours 40 minutes
by Rolf Halden
read by Mark Ashby
Environmental engineer presents an overview of understanding the environment. Topics include the ways the environment affects us as individuals, including our odds of being born; the ways we contribute to the health of the environment and therefore our own; and what we can do to alter our habits. 2020.

The Arbornaut: A Life Discovering the Eighth Continent in the Trees above Us
DB104556 15 hours 28 minutes
by Meg Lowman
read by various narrators
Biologist presents her experiences researching forests in Australia, the United States, Scotland, Malaysia, India, and Ethiopia. Discusses the work she does as a field researcher, the role of trees and forests in combatting climate change, and the different types of arboreal ecosystems. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet
DB101958 9 hours 51 minutes
by Michael E. Mann
read by Tim Campbell
Climate scientist argues for a refocusing on the fossil fuel industry and its supporters as a pillar cause of climate change. Examines misinformation campaigns, policy changes including carbon pricing and revising the Green New Deal, the renewable energy industry, and mindset for fighting climate change. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

The Anthropology of Turquoise: Reflections on Desert, Sea, Stone, and Sky
DB103959 13 hours 8 minutes
by Ellen Meloy
read by Kerry Dukin
Artist and naturalist explores the nature of human attachment to the landscape through the lens of the color and gem turquoise. Locations explored include Sierra Nevada, the Mojave Desert, the Yucatan Peninsula, the Bahamas, and her own home. Ruminates on the history of the ways turquoise has been used. 2002.

Becoming Wild: How Animal Cultures Raise Families, Create Beauty, and Achieve Peace
DB101592 13 hours 54 minutes
by Carl Safina
read by Carl Safina
Ecologist and author of Beyond Words (DB87621) presents an analysis of animal cultures and the ways they relate and reflect human culture. Focuses on three species with sperm whales and family structures, scarlet macaws and beauty creation, and chimpanzees and negotiating peace. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Philosophy

Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals
DB104463 6 hours 41 minutes
by John Gray
read by Doug Ramsdell
Professor presents a collection of essays that examine our assumptions about what it means to be human. Argues that Western traditions of philosophy, religion, and science have been based on erroneous beliefs about human beings and their place in the world. 2002.

The Beauty of What Remains: How Our Greatest Fear Becomes Our Greatest Gift
DB103717 6 hours 22 minutes
by Steve Leder
read by Steve Leder
Senior rabbi reflects on the experience of grief and loss, drawing from both his work as a spiritual leader and his experience of losing his own father. He discusses his view that loss brings beauty to life and gives it meaning. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
DB103833 1 hour 1 minute
by Charlie Mackesy
read by Charlie Mackesy
In this fable that illustrates ethical life lessons, a curious boy, a greedy mole, a wary fox, and a wise horse find themselves together in sometimes difficult terrain. They share their greatest fears and biggest discoveries about vulnerability, kindness, hope, friendship and love. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Psychology and Self-Help

Why Men Want Sex and Women Need Love: Solving the Mystery of Attraction
DB102778 8 hours 25 minutes
by Barbara Pease and Allan Pease
read by various narrators
A collection of advice for men and women hoping to maintain satisfaction in heterosexual romantic relationships. The authors discuss different types of love, turn offs, relationship mistakes, decoding "manspeak," and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2000.

Beginners: The Joy and Transformative Power of Lifelong Learning
DB101696 7 hours 24 minutes
by Tom Vanderbilt
read by Tom Vanderbilt
A journalist examines the question of why so many adults stop learning new skills. Inspired by his young daughter, the author decides to spend a year learning purely for the sake of learning. Extolling the benefits of being a beginner, he tackles skills including chess, singing, surfing, drawing, and juggling. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Religion

Faith after Doubt: Why Your Beliefs Stopped Working and What to Do about It
DB101957 11 hours 14 minutes
by Brian D. McLaren
read by Brian D. McLaren
Former pastor presents a guide for those exploring spiritual and religious practices after encountering periods of doubt. McLaren breaks his topics into three areas addressing the initial encounter with doubt of faith, the ways this doubt affects all areas of life, and finding spirituality again. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

The Professor and the Parson: A Story of Desire, Deceit, and Defrocking
DB101618 6 hours 52 minutes
by Adam Sisman
read by Chuck Young
Recounts the life of Robert Parkin Peters who eventually was defrocked as a minister as well as being a plagiarist, conman, and bigamist. Discusses his relationship with historian Hugh Trevor-Roper. Peters first contacted Trevor-Roper in 1958, claiming to be persecuted by the Bishop of Oxford. 2019.

Tao Te Ching: A New English Version
DB103878 1 hour 44 minutes
by Lao Tzu and Stephen Mitchell
read by Stephen Mitchell
Foundational text for the practice of Taoism and influence for other philosophies and religions practiced in China, including Confucianism and Buddhism. Translated by the translator of Gilgamesh (DB77002) and author of The Gospel according to Jesus (DB103141). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1988.

High on God: How Megachurches Won the Heart of America
DB101571 12 hours 36 minutes
by James K. Wellman and others
read by Tom Parks
Religious scholars Wellman, Jr., and Stockly and sociologist Corcoran examine the role of megachurches in the spiritual lives of Americans. They discuss what draws people into megachurches, the ways megachurches create purpose and meaning for people's desire for community, and negative issues which can plague the organizations. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Science and Technology

The Ten Equations That Rule the World: And How You Can Use Them Too
DB104442 8 hours 57 minutes
by David Sumpter
read by Sean Runnette
Mathematician highlights ten equations that have become integral to life in the early twenty-first century. Sumpter breaks down the formulas to show why they are successful and why learning those principles can help you approach the world differently to solve problems. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Transcendence: How Humans Evolved through Fire, Language, Beauty, and Time
DB101572 11 hours 29 minutes
by Gaia Vince
read by Gaia Vince
Journalist examines the development of technology by humans, particularly through the elements of fire, language, beauty, and time. Discusses the ways Homo sapiens diverged in evolution from other animal species and the resulting achievements such as launching humans into space. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Science and the Modern World
DB104024 8 hours 55 minutes
by Alfred North Whitehead
read by Barry Bernson
Essays presented by mathematician and philosopher examining the influence of science on the thought of the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries, with material on relativity, the quantum theory, and the relation of religion to science. 1925.

Social Sciences

Recasting the Vote: How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement
DB101630 18 hours 21 minutes
by Cathleen D. Cahill
read by Catherine Byers
Recounts the stories of a multiracial group of activists who played a crucial role in the national suffrage movement and profiles key figures, including, among others, Marie Louise Bottineau Baldwin, Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, Laura Cornelius Kellogg, Carrie Williams Clifford, and Mabel Ping-Hau Lee. 2020.

You Too?
DB101488 7 hours 14 minutes
edited by Janet Gurtler
read by Allyson Ryan
Collection of personal essays inspired by the #MeToo movement and written by renowned authors. In "It's Our Secret," author Patty Blount recounts how she was molested by a neighbor at the age of five. Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2020.

We Do This ‘Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice
DB103789 8 hours 35 minutes
by Mariame Kaba
read by Adrean Rivers
Essays and interviews reflecting on the work of abolition and transformative political struggle. Includes chapters on seeking justice outside the punishment system, transforming coping methods for harm and accountability, and finding hope in collective struggle for abolition. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2021.

Make Change: How to Fight Injustice, Dismantle Systemic Oppression, and Own Our Future
DB101497 8 hours 30 minutes
by Shaun King
read by various narrators
Black Lives Matter activist and journalist reflects on the events that made him a prominent social justice leader and lays out a clear action plan for others to join the fight. Considers the ways social movements can grow and evolve in this hyper-connected era. Foreword by Bernie Sanders. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Carry On: Reflections for a New Generation
DB104331 2 hours 23 minutes
by John Lewis and Kabir Sehgal
read by various narrators
A collection of memories, advice, reflections, and beliefs from the late congressman and pivotal figure of the civil rights movement. Topics include justice, courage, faith, mentorship, activism, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.

Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning of an American City
DB101611 7 hours 6 minutes
by Wes Moore and Erica L. Green
read by Wes Moore
Recounts the chaos that erupted in Baltimore, Maryland, following the police killing of Freddie Gray in 2015. Draws on the experiences of seven individuals on the frontlines of the uprising that protested a history of police abuse in the city. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Golden Flea: A Story of Obsession and Collecting
DB101570 5 hours 6 minutes
by Michael Rips
read by Peter Berkrot
Chronicles author's obsession with flea markets and the finds to be had in them, particularly the renowned Chelsea flea market in New York City. Shares stories of vendors, items discovered, the market's closing days, and a quest to establish the provenance of a mysterious painting. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Sports and Recreation

The Master: The Long Run and Beautiful Game of Roger Federer
DB104721 15 hours 36 minutes
by Christopher Clarey
read by Kiff VandenHeuvel
Sportswriter profiles the Swiss-born tennis legend, based on his reportage of Federer’s long career and interviews with his subject and the many rivals he played against, such as Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Seeing Serena
DB104342 7 hours 55 minutes
by Gerald Marzorati
read by Kaleo Griffith
Journalist profiles tennis player Serena Williams, focusing on her 2019 tennis season. Follows her through all the year's Grand Slam tournaments while discussing her personal life, including the recent birth of her first child, and her impact on the sport. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Better Call Me Sugar: My Journey from the Hood to the Hardwood
DB104458 3 hours 48 minutes
by Sugar Rodgers
read by Susan Spain
Sugar Rodgers shares her story of overcoming tremendous adversity to become a WNBA all-star in this memoir. Homeless at one point, she clung to basketball as a way to keep herself focused and sane, which became a lifeline to a promising future. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2021.

Till the End
DB104547 8 hours 34 minutes
by CC Sabathia and Chris Smith
read by various narrators
Memoir of a former All-Star Yankees pitcher. Describes his youth, and how baseball shaped his life. Called up from the minors at only 20, Sabathia was often the only Black member of his team. Despite his many career successes, alcohol addiction dogged him for years. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Stage and Screen

Forever Young: A Memoir DB104834 16 hours 18 minutes
by Hayley Mills
read by Hayley Mills
Memoir of British actress who was a teen when she leapt to stardom in 1960s films like The Parent Trap. Describes growing up in a family of acclaimed actors, her experience working directly with Walt Disney, and how the constraints of her wholesome public image impacted her personal choices. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104834 Forever Young: A Memoir

Wild Minds: The Artists and Rivalries That Inspired the Golden Age of Animation
DB104552 13 hours 46 minutes
by Reid Mitenbuler
read by Kevin R. Free
History of the first 50 years of animation. Profiles some of animation's foremost creators from 1911's Little Nemo in Slumberland through the heyday of Walt Disney. Examines how television changed cartoons from what were often a tool of social satire aimed at adults to entertainment for children. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR
DB104433 10 hours 50 minutes
by Lisa Napoli
read by Lisa Napoli
A journalist profiles four women who were trailblazers for women in news reporting. When National Public Radio came into existence in the 1970s, journalism was dominated by men. Despite their different upbringings, personalities, and career paths, broadcasters Susan Stamberg, Linda Wertheimer, Nina Totenberg, and Cokie Roberts helped change that. Some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Battle for the Big Top: P.T. Barnum, James Bailey, John Ringling, and the Death-Defying Saga of the American Circus
DB104742 10 hours 16 minutes
by Les Standiford
read by BJ Harrison
A history of the American circus, focusing on three entrepreneurial showmen. Chronicles the early careers of Bailey, Barnum, and Ringling; the rivalries that drove them; the mergers that led to one thriving institution; and its eventual closure due, in part, to complaints from animal rights activists. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Keep It Moving: Lessons for the Rest of Your Life
DB102162 6 hours 6 minutes
by Twyla Tharp
read by various narrators
The legendary choreographer and modern dance performer shares her secrets for harnessing vitality and finding purpose as you age. Describes how even in her seventies Tharp keeps up a vigorous exercise regime. Discusses how to live with purpose and stay motivated. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Twelve Lives of Alfred Hitchcock: An Anatomy of the Master of Suspense
DB104329 12 hours 8 minutes
by Edward White
read by Qarie Marshall
Explores twelve different aspects of the legendary film director of movies including Psycho and Vertigo. Chapters such as "The Boy Who Couldn’t Grow Up" and "The Auteur" present a man of many contradictions that all influenced his filmmaking. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Travel

From Here to There: The Art and Science of Finding and Losing Our Way
DB101841 6 hours 54 minutes
by Michael Bond
read by Pete Cross
Journalist examines the evolution of human navigation from the exodus of Homo sapiens from Africa to the use of "wandering paths" in care homes in the twenty-first century. Bond delves into neuroscience, what it means to be "lost," and methods of navigation. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Why We Drive: Toward a Philosophy of the Open Road
DB101846 10 hours 26 minutes
by Matthew B. Crawford
read by Ron Butler
Author of Shop Class as Soulcraft (DB69339) presents a meditation on the joys of driving. Crawford examines, at times irreverently, the power of bureaucracies, the necessity for questioning mindless rules, and battling against surveillance capitalists. Also argues for the mental benefits of driving ourselves. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

US History

Here Is Where: Discovering America's Great Forgotten History
DB103836 14 hours 5 minutes
by Andrew Carroll
read by Andrew Carroll
Historian travels to each of America's fifty states and explores locations where remarkable individuals once lived or where the incredible or momentous occurred. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

World History

Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art
DB104017 16 hours 32 minutes
by Rebecca Wragg Sykes
read by Jill Fox
Neanderthal expert reveals the realities of daily life and culture for Neanderthals, humanity's ancestors. Draws on extensive Paleolithic research to discuss the many discoveries made in recent years about how they lived, died, and interacted. 2020.

Books for Children

Listed books were recently sent to cooperating libraries. Books and magazines are also available for immediate download from the NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) site at https://nlsbard.loc.gov . 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

The Last Mirror on the Left
DB101550 6 hours 8 minutes
by Lamar Giles
read by Ruffin Prentiss
Otto and Sheed, the Legendary Alston Boys of Logan County, are ordered by Missus Nedraw to bring a fugitive to justice in a world that mirrors their own but has its own rules. Sequel to Last Last-Day-of-Summer (DB94634). Commercial audiobook. For grades 5—8. 2020.

Six Feet below Zero
DB104738 7 hours 13 minutes
by Ena Jones
read by Sandy Rustin
Rosie and Baker need to keep up the illusion that their Great-Grammy is alive before the Grim Hesper takes away the only home they have ever known. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4—7. 2021.

Boston Jacky: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Taking Care of Business
DB104885 9 hours 57 minutes
by L.A. Meyer
read by Katherine Kellgren
Jacky Faber, recently arrived in Boston, finds herself at odds with the Women's Temperance Union and local residents angry at the arrival of hundreds of Irish immigrants on a ship owned by Faber Shipping Worldwide. Sequel to Viva Jacquelina! (DB104884). Commercial audiobook. For grades 6—9. 2013.

The Mark of the Golden Dragon: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Jewel of the East, Vexation of the West, and Pearl of the South China Sea
DB104875 10 hours 23 minutes
by L.A. Meyer
read by Katherine Kellgren
In 1807, having survived a typhoon in the East Indies, Jacky Faber makes her way to London to seek a pardon for herself and her betrothed, Jaimy Fletcher, who, posing as a highwayman, is trying to avenge her supposed death. Sequel to The Wake of the Lorelei Lee (DB104874). Commercial audiobook. For grades 6—9. 2011.

The Accidental Invasion: Atlantis
DB104330 8 hours 10 minutes
by Gregory Mone
read by Jonathan Todd Ross
Fourteen-year-old Kaya, of the undersea, high-tech world of Atlantis, and twelve-year-old Lewis, of the climate-threatened world above water, embark on a dangerous adventure when Lewis enters Kaya's realm. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4—7. 2021.

Wild River
DB103881 3 hours 52 minutes
by Rodman Philbrick
read by Michael Curran-Dorsano
When a dam fails and rushing waters sweep away their adult supervisors, a group of kids on a white-water rafting adventure are left alone with few supplies and the opportunity to forge powerful bonds as well as develop dangerous disagreements. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4—7. 2021.

Animals and Wildlife

The Black Stallion's Ghost
DB103128 5 hours 13 minutes
by Walter Farley
read by Adrean Rivers
Alec Ramsay's life is changed after he spends a terrifying night lost in the Florida Everglades with a deranged Frenchman, who is helping him search for the runaway Black Stallion. For grades 4—7. 1969.

The Cat Man of Aleppo
DB101596 0 hours 18 minutes
by Irene Latham and Karim
read by various narrators
In the midst of the civil war in Syria, Alaa, an ambulance driver, takes care of Aleppo's abandoned cats. Commercial audiobook. For grades K—3. 2020.

Allergic
DB104348 1 hours 51 minutes
by Megan Wagner Lloyd and Michelle Mee Nutter
read by various narrators
Hoping to adopt a pet to find a sense of belonging in her busy family, Maggie discovers that she is severely allergic to anything with fur and tries to find a pet to love anyway. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3—6. 2021.

Ranger in Time, Books 6-9
DB103786 6 hours 34 minutes
by Kate Messner
read by Kristin Allison
Books six through nine, published 2017-2019, featuring the adventures of Ranger, a time-traveling golden retriever. Includes Escape from the Great Earthquake, D-Day: Battle on the Beach, Hurricane Katrina Rescue, and Disaster on the Titanic. For grades 2—4. 2019.

Family

My Day with the Panye
DB104418 0 hours 14 minutes
by Tami Charles
read by Ella Turenne
Fallon, a young girl in Haiti, is eager to learn how to carry a basket to market. She tries to balance the empty panye atop her head, but realizes it's much harder than she thought. Commercial audiobook. For grades K—3. 2021.

The Willoughbys Return
DB101641 3 hours 30 minutes
by Lois Lowry
read by Mare Trevathan
Thirty years after their disappearance, the previously frozen Willoughby parents have thawed out and returned from the Alps, to the consternation of their children and grandchildren. Sequel to The Willoughbys (DB66649). For grades 4—7. 2020.

At the Mountain's Base
DB101604 0 hours 8 minutes
by Traci Sorell
read by Kimberly Guerrero
A Cherokee family waits for the return of a loved one, who is a pilot serving in the military. Commercial audiobook. For preschool-grade 2. 2019.

Fantasy

Curse of the Phoenix
DB104476 7 hours 14 minutes
by Aimée Carter
read by Shawn Hertel
Sent to England for a summer with relatives, twins Zac and Lu learn that their recently deceased mother's tales of mythical creatures are true, and they must find a phoenix to break a curse. For grades 3—6. 2021.

City of the Plague God
DB101713 10 hours 25 minutes
by Sarwat Chadda
read by Vikas Adam
Thirteen-year-old Sikander Aziz teams up with the former hero Gilgamesh in order to stop Nergal, the ancient Mesopotamian god of plagues, from wiping out the population of Manhattan. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5—8. 2021.

Raya and the Last Dragon: The Deluxe Junior Novelization
DB104023 2 hours 52 minutes
by Tenny Nellson
read by Abigail Maupin
Raya, a lone warrior from the kingdom of Kumandra, teams up with a crew of misfits in her quest to find the last dragon and bring light and unity back to their world. Adaptation of the Walt Disney Animation Studios' film. For grades 3—6. 2021.

The Last Shadow Warrior
DB103963 8 hours 59 minutes
by Sam Subity
read by Jill Fox
Abby Beckett comes from a long line of elite Viking warriors called the Aesir, who hunt creatures known as Grendels. When a Grendel attacks her father and no one believes her, Abby embarks on a journey to protect her family's name and stop the plot to destroy the Aesir. For grades 5—8. 2021.

The Dangerous Gift: Wings of Fire
DB103868 7 hours 54 minutes
by Tui T. Sutherland
read by Shannon McManus
Snowfall attempts to keep her tribe within IceWings territory, where it's safe and isolated from others--until a storm of unidentified dragons flies in from the ocean, looking for asylum. Sequel to The Poison Jungle (DB103875). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4—7. 2021.

The Hive Queen: Wings of Fire
DB103871 6 hours 56 minutes
by Tui T. Sutherland
read by Shannon McManus
Growing up in the hives, Cricket must hide her immunity to Queen Wasp's powers. Now, Cricket and her friends must evade detection in order to prevent a LeafWing attack. Sequel to The Lost Continent (DB97915). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4—7. 2019.

The Poison Jungle: Wings of Fire
DB103875 7 hours 28 minutes
by Tui T. Sutherland
read by Shannon McManus
The surviving LeafWings hide in the Poison Jungle, waiting for a dragon clever and powerful enough to exact their revenge--and now they are searching for the jungle's oldest and darkest mystery, one that could destroy them all. Sequel to The Hive Queen (DB103871). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4—7. 2019.

Friendship

The House That Wasn't There
DB103841 6 hours 33 minutes
by Elana K. Arnold
read by Ramon De Ocampo
When a new family--with a particularly annoying girl named Oak--moves next door to Alder, they can't imagine ever becoming friends. But they soon discover a series of mysterious, possibly magical, connections between the two of them. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4—7. 2021.

Maya and the Robot
DB104356 4 hours 44 minutes
by Eve L. Ewing
read by Bahni Turpin
A forgotten homemade robot comes to life just when aspiring fifth-grade scientist Maya needs a friend--and a science fair project. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3—6. 2021.

The Islanders
DB104413 7 hours 32 minutes
by Mary Alice Monroe
read by Michael Crouch
Spending the summer with his grandmother on South Carolina's Dewees Island, eleven-year-old Jake finds two friends who are also struggling with family issues, and together they try to save a sea turtle nest from predators. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3—6. 2021.

Turtle Boy
DB101954 7 hours 54 minutes
by M. Evan Wolkenstein
read by M. Evan Wolkenstein
Seventh-grader Will's Bar Mitzvah community service project, visiting an incurably ill older boy in the hospital, leads to a friendship that is life-changing for both them and those around them. Commercial audiobook. Sydney Taylor Book Award. For grades 5—8. 2020.

Growing Up

Chocolate Me!
DB104501 0 hours 7 minutes
by Taye Diggs
read by Taye Diggs
After being teased for looking different, a little Black boy longs to be like everyone else. His mother helps him to see how beautiful he really, truly is. Commercial audiobook. For preschool-grade 2. 2011.

Ways to Grow Love
DB104005 3 hours 9 minutes
by Renée Watson
read by Adrean Rivers
In the summer before fifth grade, Ryan Hart continues to grow through changes and challenges, such as waiting for a new baby sister to be born, a summer camp trip, and more. For grades 3—6. 2021.

Historical Fiction

Village of Scoundrels: Based on a True Story of Courage during WWII
DB104551 7 hours 1 minute
by Margi Preus
read by Jonathan Todd Ross
1940s. In remote Les Lauzes, France, a community houses Jews, unregistered foreigners, and forgers. As the Nazis infiltrate the area, the townspeople race to smuggle their refugees to safety in Switzerland. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5—8. 2020.

Dawn Raid
DB104298 3 hours 32 minutes
by Pauline Vaeluaga Smith
read by Tameka Sowman Vahatau
1976. After the police raid thirteen-year-old Sofia's house, her brother Lenny starts talking about protests and injustices against Pacific Islanders by the New Zealand government, which inspires the whole family to become involved in the movement. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5—8. 2018.

Humor

The Smartest Kid in the Universe
DB101602 5 hours 49 minutes
by Chris Grabenstein
read by Kirby Heyborne
When Jake mistakes the world's first ingestible knowledge pills for jelly beans, he suddenly knows everything and can speak Swahili. But his sort-of girlfriend Grace wants to use his new found brilliance to save their middle school from the principal, who is conspiring to get it shut down. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3—6. 2020.

Marcus Makes a Movie
DB104323 3 hours 10 minutes
by Kevin Hart and Geoff Rodkey
read by Kevin Hart
Marcus is not happy to be stuck in after-school film class--until he realizes he can turn the story of Toothpick, a cartoon superhero he's been drawing for years, into an actual movie! There's just one problem: he has no idea what he's doing. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3—6. 2021.

Billy Miller Makes a Wish
DB104497 2 hours 11 minutes
by Kevin Henkes
read by Dan Bittner
On his eighth birthday, Billy Miller wishes for something exciting to happen. Not one of his wishes is answered the way he expects, but he does have lots of surprises--and the final one is possibly the best one ever. Companion to The Year of Billy Miller (DB77924). Commercial audiobook. For grades 2—4. 2021.

The Couch Potato
DB101831 0 hours 11 minutes
by Jory John
read by Kirby Heyborne
When the electricity goes out, a couch potato peels himself away from the comforts of his living room and ventures outside. He realizes that fresh air and sunshine could be just what he needs! Commercial audiobook. For grades K—3. 2020.

Mystery and Detective

Ophie's Ghosts
DB104417 8 hours 2 minutes
by Justina Ireland
read by Bahni Turpin
1920s. Discovering her ability to see ghosts when a cruel act ends her father's life and forces her to move in with relatives, young Ophie forges a helpful bond with a spirit whose own life ended suddenly and unjustly. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4—7. 2021.

Scary Stories

Hydrant-Hydra: The Binder of Doom
DB103773 0 hours 58 minutes
by Troy Cummings
read by Steven Carpenter
Puddles appear all over town, and the Super Secret Monster Patrol believes they belong to an angry hydra water monster who is obsessed with cleaning up the town of Stermont--even if it means drowning all the messy children who live there. For grades 2—4. 2020.

Ghost Attack: Monster Itch
DB103762 1 hour 32 minutes
by David Lubar
read by Jonathan Taylor
Allergy-prone Alex and his cousin, Sarah, are excited to visit their grandparents in their new haunted house. But Alex’s tendency to break out in a rash every time a ghost is near causes problems, because the phantom needs their help. For grades 2—4. 2017.

Vampire Trouble: Monster Itch
DB103764 1 hour 30 minutes
by David Lubar
read by Steven Carpenter
Just when Alex gets close to the kickball home-run record at school, he starts getting hit with awful sneezing fits, completely messing up his game. He's allergic to a vampire! For grades 2—4. 2017.

Don't Turn Out the Lights: A Tribute to Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
DB104508 6 hours 54 minutes
edited by Jonathan Maberry
read by various narrators
A collection of thirty-five terrifying tales that includes works by Brendan Reichs, Brenna Yovanoff, Barry Lyga, Courtney Alameda, Christopher Golden, R.L. Stine, Madeleine Roux, and others. In Tonya Hurley's "Pretty Girls Make Graves," a slumber party involving an unpopular girl and the cheerleading squad ends in an unexpected way. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4—7. 2020.

Welcome to Camp Nightmare
DB104203 3 hours 14 minutes
by R.L. Stine
read by Alec Volz
Baffled at the series of strange, unexplained events taking place at summer camp in the desert wilderness, twelve-year-old Billy considers escaping the horrors forever. For grades 4—7. 1993.

School

Goodbye, Mr. Terupt
DB101715 7 hours 22 minutes
by Rob Buyea
read by various narrators
When the kids discover their beloved Mr. Terupt is moving away at the end of the school year, they begin hatching plans to make this year unforgettable. Sequel to Saving Mr. Terupt (DBC06844). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4—7. 2020.

Dead Wednesday
DB104830 5 hours 3 minutes
by Jerry Spinelli
read by Kirby Heyborne
When the school assigns each eighth-grader the name of a teenager who died in the past year as a lesson in mortality, Worm Tarnauer, who thrives on being invisible, doesn't count on Becca Finch, the seventeen-year-old car crash victim, who changes everything. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6—9. 2021.

Science Fiction

Dragon Ops, Books 1-2
DB104019 18 hours 59 minutes
by Mari Mancusi
read by Alec Volz
Books one and two, published in 2020 and 2021, featuring siblings Ian and Lilli as they face real danger in a virtual reality game. In Dragon Ops, Ian, Lilli, and their cousin Derek must defeat a dragon. In Dragons vs. Robots, the siblings search for their missing friend Ikumi. For grades 4—7. 2021.

Hatch: The Overthrow, Book 2
DB101716 10 hours 31 minutes
by Kenneth Oppel
read by Sophie Amoss
Instead of seeds that grow alien plants, this time the rain brings eggs that hatch into abnormally large insects. And the kids who are immune remain locked away in a government lab. Some violence. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5—8 and older readers. 2020.

Short Stories

Guys Read: Heroes & Villains
DB104513 5 hours 30 minutes
edited by Jon Scieszka
read by various narrators
Notable authors provide a collection of ten humorous short stories featuring an array of heroic and villainous characters--with and without capes. Includes works by Sharon Creech, Laurie Halse Anderson, Lemony Snicket, Jack Gantos, and others. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5—8. 2016.

Sports and Recreation

Much Ado about Baseball
DB104462 7 hours 43 minutes
by Rajani LaRocca
read by Mitchell Coburn
Twelve-year-olds Trish and Ben should be automatic friends because they both play baseball on a Little League team in Comity, Massachusetts, and they both love solving math puzzles, but obstacles stand in their way. For grades 5—8. 2021.

Children's Nonfiction

Biography

I Am Not a Label
DB101823 1 hour 38 minutes
by Cerrie Burnell
read by Sean King
Short biographies highlighting the achievements of artists, thinkers, scientists, athletes, and activists with disabilities. For example, when astronomer Wanda Díaz-Merced lost her sight, she developed a technique to listen to the sounds of starlight. For grades 3—6 and older readers. 2020.

She Persisted Audio Collection: Volume 1
DB104865 4 hours 53 minutes
by Kekla Magoon and others
read by various narrators
A collection of eight previously published biographies featuring powerful and important women. Includes Harriet Tubman, Claudette Colvin, Sally Ride, Virginia Apgar, Nellie Bly, Sonia Sotomayor, Florence Griffith Joyner, and Ruby Bridges. Inspired by Chelsea Clinton's She Persisted (DB88185). Commercial audiobook. For grades K—3. 2021.

The Polio Pioneer: Dr. Jonas Salk and the Polio Vaccine
DB104716 0 hours 17 minutes
by Linda Elovitz Marshall
read by various narrators
A biography of world-renowned virologist Dr. Jonas Salk and his groundbreaking medical research on vaccines--particularly his development of the first successful polio vaccine. Commercial audiobook. For grades K—3. 2020.

Chance: Escape from the Holocaust
DB101681 3 hours 30 minutes
by Uri Shulevitz
read by Fred Berman
Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator and author recounts his arduous journey with his Jewish family as they fled Poland and the Nazi invasion. Shulevitz details the challenges they faced for eight years. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4—7. 2020.

Box: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom
DB101949 0 hours 39 minutes
by Carole Boston Weatherford
read by Dion Graham
A poetic biography of Henry "Box" Brown, a man who courageously shipped himself out of slavery and into freedom after his wife and their children were sold. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4—7. 2020.

Blindness and Physical Disabilities

All the Way to the Top: How One Girl's Fight for Americans with Disabilities Changed Everything
DB104007 0 hours 32 minutes
by Annette Bay Pimentel
read by Laura Giannarelli
Lifelong activist Jennifer Keelan-Chaffins, born with cerebral palsy and determined to enact change in the world, participated in the Capitol Crawl, a powerful rally to make sure the Americans with Disabilities Act passed in Congress. For grades K—3. 2020.

General

This Is Your Brain on Stereotypes: How Science Is Tackling Unconscious Bias
DB103763 2 hours 23 minutes
by Tanya Lloyd Kyi and Drew Shannon
read by Mark Ashby
Reviews the science behind stereotypes, from why our brains form them to how recognizing them can help us be less biased. From the time we're babies, our brains constantly sort and label the world around us--a crucial survival skill that comes with a downside. For grades 5—8. 2020.

We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga
DB101829 0 hours 22 minutes
by Traci Sorell
read by various narrators
Citizen of the Cherokee Nation provides a glimpse of modern Native American life through a Cherokee family and their tribal nation. They express thanks for celebrations big and small throughout the year as seasons change. Commercial audiobook. For grades K—3. 2018.

The Junior Astrologer's Handbook: A Kid's Guide to Astrological Signs, the Zodiac, and More
DB104381 3 hours 9 minutes
by Nikki Van De Car
read by Mark Ashby
An introduction for kids to learn about astrology, stars, signs, and the zodiac, while promoting mindfulness, self-care, creativity, and a connection with nature. For grades 3—6 and older readers. 2021.

History

Fallout: Spies, Superbombs, and the Ultimate Cold War Showdown
DB104864 8 hours 16 minutes
by Steve Sheinkin
read by Roy Samuelson
Sheinkin, author of Bomb (DB75708) and Port Chicago Fifty (DB78386), chronicles the history of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. Describes the neck and neck competition between two nations to build even more destructive bombs and prevail in the space race. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6—9 and older readers. 2021.

Religion

Big Truths Bible Storybook
DB104280 4 hours 31 minutes
by Aaron Armstrong
read by Deborah Desmone
A collection of retellings of fifty-two Bible stories that help kids both discover and apply deep truths about God and his teachings. Includes a glossary and relevant scripture quotes. For grades 2—4 and older readers. 2021.

Science and Technology

Who Gives a Poop? Surprising Science from One End to the Other
DB101816 5 hours 54 minutes
by Heather L. Montgomery
read by Steven Carpenter
Author of Something Rotten: A Fresh Look at Roadkill (DB93514) explores the various scientific potential and medical applications of poop, highlighting how some animals deal with their droppings more efficiently than humans. For grades 5—8 and older readers. 2020.

Sports and Recreation

Simone Biles: G.O.A.T.; Making the Case for the Greatest of All Time
DB101631 2 hours 26 minutes
by Susan Blackaby
read by Dolly Lewis
Profiles the career and accomplishments of American gymnast Simone Biles from her extraordinary abilities at an early age to her success in the Olympics and in international competition. For grades 5—8. 2019.

Foreign Language

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.
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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.

El Llanto de la Isla de Pascua (The Cry of Easter Island)
DB101586 7 horas 7 minutos
por José Vicente Alfaro
leído por Eyal Meyer
Un arqueólogo español se convierte en el protagonista involuntario de una conspiración mientras intenta descubrir los secretos antropológicos de la Isla de Pascua y sus habitantes originales. Su investigación explora la historia de la Isla, incluso la instalación de las famosas rocas moai y la llegada de los primeros europeos. Sin calificación. Audiolibro comercial.
(A Spanish archaeologist ends up being the involuntary protagonist in a conspiracy while he tries to uncover Easter Island's anthropological secrets, and those of its original inhabitants. His investigation explores the Island's history, including the installation of the famous Moai stones and the arrival of the first Europeans. Unrated. Commercial audiobook.) 2014.

Bienvenidos a Clayton Lake (Welcome to Clayton Lake)
DB101709 5 horas 55 minutos
por Mario Escobar
leído por Oscar Flores
Un grupo de amigos se reúne en una parte aislada de Maine para relajarse y reconectarse. Uno de ellos, un escritor que perdió a su familia, pide a todos que compartan sus temores más profundos con la esperanza de superar su bloqueo de escritor. Pronto tienen que enfrentar esos temores para seguir vivos. Sin calificación. Audiolibro comercial.
(A group of friends meets in an isolated part of Maine to relax and reconnect. One, a writer who lost his family, asks everyone to share their deepest fears with the hope of overcoming his writer's block. They soon have to face those fears to stay alive. Unrated. Commercial audiobook.) 2015.

Caribbean Island
DB101707 4 horas 49 minutos
por Mario Escobar
leído por Edson Matus
El policía londinense Edward Rod decide aceptar un puesto de inspector jefe en una isla del Caribe después de haber tocado fondo. Su esposa está al punto de abandonarle y regresar a Londres, pero algunos crímenes espantosos la mantienen en la isla durante el peor huracán en veinte años. Sin calificación. Audiolibro comercial.
(London policeman Edward Rod decides to take a job as chief inspector on a Caribbean Island after hitting rock bottom. His wife is ready to leave him and head back to London, but some shocking crimes keep her on the island during the worst hurricane in twenty years. Unrated. Commercial audiobook.) 2014.

No Hay Santos (Zero Saints)
DB104408 4 horas 24 minutos
por Gabino Iglesias
leído por Sergio Mejía
Unos narcotraficantes rivales secuestran y golpean a Fernando para dejar claro que ahora está en su territorio. Pero él no se va a rendir fácilmente, reclutando a una princesa de la santería, una loca estrella del pop puertorriqueña y un sicario ruso para que le ayuden en su defensa. Sin calificación. Audiolibro comercial.
(Rival drug dealers kidnap and beat Fernando to make it clear that he is on their turf now. But he isn't going to give up easily, recruiting a Santeria princess, a crazy Puerto Rican pop star, and a Russian hit man to aid in his defense. Unrated. Commercial audiobook.) 2015.

Falsa Identidad: Un Thriller de Espías (False Identity: A Spy Thriller)
DB101529 4 horas 36 minutos
por Pablo Poveda
leído por Ana Ragasol
Dana Laine, una nueva recluta del Centro Nacional de Inteligencia (CNI) de España, debe demostrar su valor en una búsqueda desafiante para un francotirador peligroso que está aterrorizando las calles de Madrid. ¿Puede mantener su reputación en el mundo de los hombres del CNI y salvar a cientos de civiles inocentes? Sin calificación. Audiolibro comercial.
(Dana Laine, a new recruit to Spain's National Intelligence Center (CNI), must prove her worth in a terrifying search for a dangerous sniper, terrorizing the streets of Madrid. Can she maintain her reputation in the man's world of the CNI and save hundreds of innocent civilians? Unrated. Commercial audiobook.) 2019.

Redshirts
DB104709 10 horas 12 minutos
por John Scalzi
leído por Daniel Vargas
Los alféreces asignados a la Intrepid, la nave capital de la Unión Universal, tienen la fea costumbre de morir durante las misiones. El alférez del Departamento de Lingüística, Andrew Dahl, investiga y descubre un secreto asombroso detrás de las muertes. Traducido de la edición en inglés de 2012. Contiene lenguaje ofensivo y algunas descripciones de violencia. Audiolibro Comercial. Premios de Hugo y Locus.
(Ensigns assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid have a nasty habit of dying while on missions. Linguistics Department ensign Andrew Dahl investigates and discovers a stunning secret behind the deaths. Strong language and some violence. Commercial audiobook. Hugo Award; Locus Award.) 2014.

El Cuaderno de Noah (The Notebook)
DB101587 5 horas 58 minutos
por Nicholas Sparks
leído por Ramón Langa
Un anciano lee de un cuaderno a su esposa, que tiene Alzheimer. Poco a poco va desvelando la historia de una pareja que se enamoró en el verano después del instituto y que se reencontró por casualidad catorce años después. Pero, ¿reconocerá su esposa su propia historia? Contiene algunas descripciones explicitas de índole sexual. Audiolibro comercial. Traducido del inglés.
(An elderly man reads from a notebook to his wife, who has Alzheimer’s disease. Gradually he unfolds the story of a couple who fell in love the summer after high school and were reunited by a fluke fourteen years later. But will his wife recognize her own story? Some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook.) 1996.

Vidas Cruzadas (Crossings)
DB101977 14 horas 54 minutos
por Danielle Steel
leído por Erika Robledo
Cuando se acerca la Segunda Guerra Mundial, el embajador francés en Estados Unidos y su esposa americana, Liane, conocen a los adinerados Nick y Hillary Burnham al cruzar el Atlántico. La atracción entre Nick y Liane es instantánea, pero se resisten hasta una segunda y fatídica travesía. Contiene lenguaje ofensivo. Audiolibro comercial.
(As World War II nears, the French ambassador to the United States and his American wife, Liane, meet wealthy Nick and Hillary Burnham when crossing the Atlantic. The attraction between Nick and Liane is instantaneous but they resist until a second fateful crossing. Some strong language. Commercial audiobook.) 1982.

Audio Magazines

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AARP Bulletin (10 issues) and AARP The Magazine (6 issues) on one cartridge
American History (6 issues)
Analog Science Fiction and Fact (6 issues)
Asimov’s Science Fiction (6 issues)
Atlantic Monthly (10 issues)
Audubon (5 issues)
Bon Appétit (10 issues)
Consumer Reports (12 issues)
Contemporary Sound Track: A Review of Pop, Jazz, Rock, and Country (6 issues)
Cricket [included in National Geographic Kids] (9 issues)
Discover (10 issues)
The Economist (51 issues)
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (6 issues)
Essence (6 issues)
Foreign Affairs (6 issues)
France-Amérique (French; 12 issues)
Good Housekeeping (12 issues)
Harper’s Bazaar Magazine (12 issues)
Health and Nutrition Newsletters [includes Scientific American—Health after Fifty (12 issues), Mayo Clinic Health Letter, (12 issues) and Nutrition Action Healthletter (10 issues)] (12 issues)
Horticulture (6 issues)
Humpty Dumpty (6 issues)
Jack and Jill (6 issues)
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (12 issues)
Kiplinger’s Retirement Report (12 issues)
Magazine of the Month (12 issues)
Muse (9 issues)
Musical Mainstream (4 issues)
The Nation (35 issues)
National Geographic (12 issues)
National Geographic Kids [includes Cricket (9 issues)] (10 issues)
National Review (24 issues)
The New Yorker (52 issues)
The New York Times Book Review (52 issues)
Outdoor Life (4 issues)
People (52 issues)
People en Español (Spanish; 9 issues)
Piano Technicians Journal (12 issues)
QST: Devoted Entirely to Amateur Radio (12 issues)
Quarterly Music Magazine (4 issues)
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 [includes NLS News (4 issues)] (6 issues)
Travel & Leisure (12 issues)
True West (10 issues)
Vital Speeches of the Day (12 issues)
The Week (48 issues)
Wired (12 issues)
The Writer (12 issues)
Yankee Magazine (6 issues)

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