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Talking Book Topics July-August 2016

Volume 82, Number 4

About Talking Book Topics

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

The annotated list in this issue is limited to titles recently added to the national collection, which contains thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles, including bestsellers, classics, biographies, romance novels, mysteries, and how-to guides. Some books in Spanish are also available. To explore the wide range of books in the national collection, visit the NLS Union Catalog online at or contact your local cooperating library.

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Library of Congress, Washington 2016
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ISSN 0039-9183

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In Brief

Books for Adults

Adult Fiction

Adult Nonfiction

Books for Children

Childrenʼs Fiction

Children’s Nonfiction

Foreign Language

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In Brief

Order forms to ship together with TBT cartridge in one envelope

Beginning with the September–October 2016 issue, subscribers to the audio version of Talking Book Topics (TBT) will receive their order forms in the same package with the magazine cartridge.

Longtime subscribers may remember that the order form used to come in the same package as the cassette magazine. That changed in August 2012 with the launch of the Magazines on Cartridge program, when cartridges and order forms started to be mailed out separately. However, the change wasn’t well-received by subscribers.

“We heard our subscribers, so to better accommodate their needs, we are returning to mailing out the order form and magazine cartridge together,” said Karen Keninger, NLS director. “Subscribers will still need to return the cartridge,” Keninger added. “It will be packaged in a red magazine mailing container along with the order form.”

Braille and talking book program videos on Youtube

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

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

Screen-reading and magnification software available to students

Primary- and secondary-school students in the United States and Canada can use Federal Quota funds (a congressional appropriation, designated to provide educational materials for students who meet the federal definition of blindness) to purchase subscriptions to the screen-reader and magnification software JAWS (Job Access with Speech) and MAGic Student Edition. The software subscription offers:

  • full versions of JAWS and MAGic;
  • access to the latest versions of the software and all forthcoming updates;
  • ability to install on up to three computers at school or home;
  • ability to install software on computers running the Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 (including Pro) computer operating systems;
  • access to the newest features such as JAWS’s Convenient OCR, which allows a person to access any image on the screen that includes text, and MathML, a language for including mathematical content on web pages that is designed to enable web browsers to present mathematic equations and formulas as they would appear on paper;
  • tandem function, which allows teachers or support staff members to provide help remotely;
  • FS Reader software and DAISY player for reading ebooks;
  • free access to Freedom Scientific telephone support; and
  • free access to Freedom Scientific training materials and webinars.

The JAWS and MAGic Student Edition is being offered by the American Printing House for the Blind in the United States and Canada for a cost of $300 U.S. (approximately $385 Canadian) for an annual subscription. Subscriptions are registered in the student’s name, and the subscription is designed to travel with the student if he or she changes schools. For more information, contact: Customer Service, American Printing House for the Blind, 1839 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206; phone: 800-223-1839; email: [email protected]; website: External.

SeeLight app for improved navigation

Persons with visual impairments may find street-crossing easier when using the free SeeLightBlind app. A related app, SeeLight, collects information from public authorities and sighted individuals about global traffic signal information, such as where the lights are located, the duration of red and green signals, and whether the lights have audible signals or tactile paving. People with visual impairments can then access this information using the SeeLightBlind app, which helps guide them safely across roads using vibrations and voice navigation to determine direction and distance to the nearest crossing.

This app is currently available in the App Store. An Android version is being developed.

NFB-NEWSLINE: Free newspaper reading service
NFB-NEWSLINE, a telephone service for reading more than three hundred daily newspapers and magazines, is available free of charge to subscribers of the NLS program and to anyone who cannot read standard printed newspapers because of vision loss, dyslexia, or physical disability. Register by calling your state’s braille and talking book library (phone numbers and email addresses for these libraries are listed on the last pages of this magazine), or by calling the National Federation of the Blind toll-free at 1-866-504-7300 to request an application. You may also download an application at External [PDF: 176 KB / 1p.] or fill out the online application to register. After your registration is processed, you will receive a letter containing your activation codes and instructions on how to begin reading the newspaper with NFB-NEWSLINE.

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Books for Adults

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

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

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

Note: A notice may appear immediately following the book description to indicate occurrences of violence, strong language, or descriptions of sex. The word “some” before any of these terms indicates an occasional or infrequent occurrence, as in “some strong language.” 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


The French Prize
DB83109 13 hours 57 minutes
by James L. Nelson
read by Patrick Downer
Nineteen-year-old Jack Biddlecomb has taken control of his first command, the merchant ship Abigail. On a run to Barbados, Jack must deal with two irritating passengers and threat of attack from French privateers. Deeper intrigues confuse matters even further. Violence. 2015.

The Fortunes of Captain Blood
DB82911 7 hours 10 minutes
by Rafael Sabatini
read by Jason Culp
Collection of six short stories featuring Captain Peter Blood from The Chronicles of Captain Blood (DB82496), a former surgeon who has become a buccaneer. Some violence. 1936.


The Girl Who Wrote in Silk
DB83170 12 hours 46 minutes
by Kelli Estes
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Inara Erickson travels to the Puget Sound to clear out her dead aunt's house. There she discovers an intricately embroidered sleeve. As she delves into its history, she finds the story of Mei Lien, who lived in 1886 and was chased from the area. 2015.

The Unfortunates
DB82939 12 hours 33 minutes
by Sophie McManus
read by Kristin Allison
Aging heiress and socialite Cecilia "CeCe" Somner faces her mortality after she is diagnosed with a rare disease. Her son, George, and his wife, Iris, try to deal with the responsibility of managing the Somner fortune. Increasing tensions strain everyone. Some strong language. 2015.

Flame Tree Road
DB82928 9 hours 20 minutes
by Shona Patel
read by Gregory Maupin
When Biren Roy's father dies at the age of thirty-four, young Biren decides to study to become a lawyer to advocate for and protect the interests of his now-widowed mother. He grows up and must navigate the divergent cultures of Britain and Bengal. 2015.

A Sudden Light
DB83199 15 hours 6 minutes
by Garth Stein
read by Andy Pyle
Trevor Riddell visits Riddell House during his parents’ trial separation. His father wishes to enlist the help of Trevor’s aunt to send Trevor's grandfather to a care facility and sell the property. But the boy soon discovers a ghost with plans of its own. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Diamond Head
DB81909 11 hours 26 minutes
by Cecily Wong
read by Anne Hancock
Hawaii, 1964. As pregnant eighteen-year-old Theresa Leong and her family gather for her father's funeral, her family history is revealed. The migration of her grandfather Frank's family from China in the early 1900s, his subsequent murder, and her parents' marriage are examined. Strong language. 2015.

The Canterbury Sisters
DB83143 9 hours 43 minutes
by Kim Wright
read by Nicola Daval
Three weeks after Che de Milan's mother, Diana, dies from lung cancer, Che receives Diana's ashes in an urn and a note commanding her to scatter them at Canterbury. The same day, she receives a break-up letter from her boyfriend. Che joins a pilgrimage group and reassesses her life. 2015.


Nice Dragons Finish Last
DB83637 13 hours 5 minutes
by Rachel Aaron
read by Vikas Adam
The youngest member of the Heartstriker clan of dragons, Julius tries to stay out of trouble and stay unnoticed. His mother, tired of his meekness, banishes Julius to human form and gives him one month to prove he can survive and be a true predator. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Half a War
DB82929 13 hours 23 minutes
by Joe Abercrombie
read by Andy Pyle
Father Yarvi convinces his allies from Gettland and Vansterland—traditional enemies—to go to war against the High King. He will break Ministry laws and use ancient elf weapons, if it will get him the revenge for which he has long schemed. Sequel to Half a King and Half the World (DB80919). Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Price of War: The Second Half of the Long Price Quartet—An Autumn War and The Price of Spring
DB83155 28 hours 17 minutes
by Daniel Abraham
read by Mark Ashby
Books three and four of the Long Price Quartet, written between 2008 and 2009. In An Autumn War, Otah, ruler of Machi, prepares his people for war with the Galt empire. The Price of Spring shows the aftermath of that war. Sequel to Shadow and Betrayal (DB83136). Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2009.

Kate Daniels Series, Books 1–4
DB82808 44 hours 59 minutes
by Ilona Andrews
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Books one through four of series, written between 2007 and 2010. Kate is an Atlanta-based mercenary who takes care of paranormal problems in a post-apocalyptic world suffering from random waves of magic. Includes Magic Bites, Magic Burns, Magic Strikes, and Magic Bleeds. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2010.

Kate Daniels Series, Books 5–8
DB82863 51 hours 45 minutes
by Ilona Andrews
read by Erin Jones
Books five through eight of the series, written between 2011 and 2015. Kate struggles to work amongst Atlanta's paranormal powers while balancing her own power and her relationship with the Beast Lord, Curran. Includes Magic Slays, Magic Rises, Magic Breaks, and Magic Shifts. Violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Warded Man and The Desert Spear
DB82225 43 hours 12 minutes
by Peter V. Brett
read by Jeff Allin
The first two books in the Demon Cycle series, where humans hide from demons every night. In The Warded Man, Arlen, Leesha, and Rojer survive demon attacks and retaliate. In The Desert Spear, Arlen faces Jardir, a former friend who has become a rival. Violence and some strong language. 2010.

Frost Burned
DB83271 10 hours 4 minutes
by Patricia Briggs
read by Lorelei King
After Mercy Thompson and her stepdaughter get into a traffic accident, they realize they cannot reach Mercy’s husband Alpha werewolf Adam—or anyone else in the pack. He and the rest of the pack have been abducted, and it’s up to Mercy to save them. Sequel to River Marked (DBC00546). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Hang Wire
DB82624 10 hours 47 minutes
by Adam Christopher
read by Jason Culp
Ted has been suffering from sleepwalking and blackouts. He fears there is a connection between his memory holes and a serial killer terrorizing San Francisco. Meanwhile, a very unusual circus has come to town. Some violence and some strong language. 2014.

Knight's Shadow: The Greatcoats, Book 2
DB82809 23 hours 3 minutes
by Sebastien de Castell
read by Jon Huffman
The former leader of the Greatcoats, Falcio Val Mond, fights to protect the rightful heir to the throne of Tristia despite being poisoned at the end of Traitor’s Blade (DB81339). He seeks ducal support while dodging assassins. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

DB83377 14 hours 44 minutes
by Susan Dennard
read by Cassandra Campbell
Safiya, a Truthwitch, can discern the truth from a lie, and her best friend, Iseult, sees emotional threads. When a truce between empires comes to an end, the two flee, chased by enemies in pursuit of Safi's skills. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2016.

Dreams of Shreds and Tatters
DB82518 9 hours 34 minutes
by Amanda Downum
read by Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld
Liz Drake hasn’t heard from her friend Blake in too long, so she travels to Vancouver to see him. She finds Blake in a coma and all his acquaintances keeping secrets. To save her friend, Liz descends into a dangerous dream world. Some strong language. 2015.

Cold Steel
DB82917 26 hours 3 minutes
by Kate Elliott
read by Catherine Byers
The conclusion of the Spiritwalker Trilogy finds Cat’s husband Andevai in the hands of the Wild Hunt. Cat and Bee will try to rescue him, but they must evade the ruler of the Taino and make their way back to Europa, where revolution is brewing. Sequel to Cold Magic and Cold Fire (DB82916). Some violence. 2013.

The Hanged Man
DB82501 12 hours 2 minutes
by P.N. Elrod
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
1879. Alex Pendlebury is a Reader for Her Majesty’s Psychic Service, working closely with Scotland Yard. The police use her ability to see the emotions of the crime scene. A murder investigation with personal stakes, however, reveals a conspiracy that threatens the realm. Some violence and some strong language. 2015.

Last First Snow
DB83296 13 hours 47 minutes
by Max Gladstone
read by Theresa Conkin
Forty years after the defeat of the gods of Dresediel Lex, craftswoman and lawyer Elayne Kevarian travels there to broker a real estate deal for the slum neighborhood of Skittersill. But protesters led by a priest of the old gods threaten to scuttle the deal. Violence and some strong language. 2015.

DB83446 12 hours 51 minutes
by Jason Gurley
read by Cassandra Campbell
Identical twins Eleanor and Esmerelda are always together in their own little world until the day Esme dies in an accident. Years later, Eleanor is taking care of her alcoholic mother when she starts to literally lose her hold on reality, traveling to alternate worlds. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

DB83541 11 hours 17 minutes
by Kevin Hearne
read by Luke Daniels
Two-thousand-year-old druid Atticus O’Sullivan is headed to Rome for a final showdown with the vampire Theophilus, while his apprentice Granuaile recovers from her encounter with Loki, in Shattered (DB79167), and arch druid Owen tangles with a troll. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Paper Magician Trilogy
DB83046 19 hours 27 minutes
by Charlie N. Holmberg
read by Kristin Allison
Fantasy series written between 2014 and 2015. When Ceony Twill learns she is to be an apprentice in paper magic with Magician Emery Thane, she worries it will be dull, but she soon finds adventure, danger, and romance. Includes The Paper Magician, The Glass Magician, and The Master Magician. Some violence. 2015.

Elemental Masters Series, Books 7–10
DB82730 54 hours 7 minutes
by Mercedes Lackey
read by various narrators
Books seven through ten, written between 2011 and 2014, of a fantasy series where special individuals have control over the elements. Each book is inspired by a classic fairy tale. Includes Unnatural Issue, Home from the Sea, Steadfast, and Blood Red. 2014.

From a High Tower
DB83219 11 hours 50 minutes
by Mercedes Lackey
read by Jennifer Van Dyck
In this retelling of the Rapunzel fairy tale, the heroine (here named Giselle) is bartered away by her family to a rumored witch, who keeps Giselle in a high tower. Giselle trains as an Elemental Master, leaving the tower to join a Wild West show. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

This Census-Taker
DB83376 4 hours 4 minutes
by China Miéville
read by Matthew Frow
An anonymous prisoner describes how, at the age of nine, he witnessed one of his parents killing the other. Later, he is taken on as the assistant of the census-taker, which gives him an opportunity to explore his own identity by collecting facts about others. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

House Immortal Trilogy
DB83232 28 hours 36 minutes
by Devon Monk
read by Erin Jones
Trilogy, written between 2014 and 2015, in which scientists experimented on twelve individuals and made them immortal. These people known as the "galvanized" are slaves to the twelve Houses, but Matilda's existence brings war to the Houses. Includes House Immortal, Infinity Bell, and Crucible Zero. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Secondhand Souls
DB82933 11 hours 0 minutes
by Christopher Moore
read by Mike Stefanelli
In San Francisco, the souls of the dead are not being collected. That’s Charlie Asher’s job normally, but he officially died saving the city in A Dirty Job (DB62451). While Charlie waits for his new body, someone is stealing the souls of the dead. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2015.

Midnight Taxi Tango
DB83397 9 hours 5 minutes
by Daniel José Older
read by various narrators
As an agent of New York’s Council for the Dead, Carlos Delacruz investigates supernatural crimes. A series of deaths in a Brooklyn park indicates that someone is using ghosts to do their dirty work. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Wicked Will Rise
DB83303 8 hours 41 minutes
by Danielle Paige
read by Theresa Conkin
Although the battle between the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked and Dorothy didn't go as planned, the stolen magic of Oz is slowly returning, and Amy's powers grow. Sequel to Dorothy Must Die (DB78853). Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

The Science of Discworld III: Darwin's Watch
DB83217 11 hours 30 minutes
by Terry Pratchett and others
read by various narrators
The wizards of Unseen University feel responsible for the trouble Roundworld faces. After the elves attempted to divert humanity's time track, the pace of progress has come to a standstill. Unless the wizards intervene, there won't be time to invent time travel, and humanity will freeze. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2005.

The Science of Discworld IV: Judgment Day
DB83268 12 hours 20 minutes
by Terry Pratchett and others
read by various narrators
Librarian Marjorie Dawe is unaware that Roundworld is in trouble. The Omnians are bringing legal action against the Wizards of the Unseen University for creating Roundworld. When the Great Big Thing in the High Energy Magic Laboratory is activated, Marjorie is thrown across the multiverse. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street
DB83048 10 hours 5 minutes
by Natasha Pulley
read by Jordan Leigh
London, 1883. Thaniel Steepleton receives the anonymous gift of a gold pocket watch that saves him from a bombing attack. He tracks down the watchmaker, Keita Mori, a craftsman with an unusual gift: he remembers the future. They become friends, but the police think Mori was behind the bombing. 2015.

The Memory Garden
DB83099 8 hours 53 minutes
by Mary Rickert
read by Mare Trevathan
Nan, locally reputed to be a witch, has kept a lot of secrets from her adopted daughter, Bay. She invites her childhood friends Mavis and Ruthie to visit, ready to confront her own past and reveal how it ties in to Bay’s history and the ghosts in the garden. 2014.

Roadside Magic
DB83587 8 hours 44 minutes
by Lilith Saintcrow
read by Joe Knezevich
While Robin Ragged seeks her revenge and Jeremy Gallow deals with the poisoned wound that is slowly killing him, one of the most dangerous of the Sidhe has been reborn and hunts Ragged. Sequel to Trailer Park Fae (DB82033). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Poison Study
DB83160 13 hours 8 minutes
by Maria V. Snyder
read by Terry Donnelly
In exchange for a reprieve from her order of execution, Yelena agrees to become food taster to the Commander of Ixia. The Commander’s security chief, Valek, trains her to taste for poisons, but it seems someone wants Yelena dead. Some violence. 2005.

Storm and Steel: The Book of the Black Earth, Book 2
DB83038 15 hours 38 minutes
by Jon Sprunk
read by Jack Fox
Former slave Horace joined the court of Queen Byleth to learn to use his magic. When Byleth decides to crush the brewing slave rebellion, Horace’s loyalties are divided: both his friend Jirom and his lover Alyra oppose the queen. Sequel to Blood and Iron (DB78762). Some violence and some strong language. 2015.

The Violent Century
DB82209 11 hours 16 minutes
by Lavie Tidhar
read by Graham Halstead
People with extraordinary abilities are gathered together by a special department of the British government in the 1930s, in support of the coming war effort. Among the superpowered is Henry Fogg, who recounts his time before, during, and after the war. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

The Rising
DB83338 15 hours 47 minutes
by Ian Tregillis
read by Chris Kayser
Rogue Clakker Jax is still on the run after the events of The Mechanical (DB81008). He searches for other free Clakkers. Meanwhile, despite her exile, Berenice, former spymaster for New France, still seeks ways to defeat the Dutch. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.


Rapunzel and Other Maiden in the Tower Tales from around the World: Fairy Tales, Myths, Legends and Other Tales about Maidens in Towers
DB82550 17 hours 5 minutes
edited by Heidi Anne Heiner
read by Faith Potts
Including the well-known Rapunzel tale, this anthology offers a slew of stories about imprisoned maidens, princesses, and wives, often in towers. The collection includes more than fifty tales, some dating back to ancient myths. Violence and some descriptions of sex. 2010.

The Celtic Twilight: Faerie and Folklore
DB83050 3 hours 37 minutes
by W.B. Yeats
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Relates stories told to the poet by his friends, neighbors, and acquaintances. All of the stories focus on the mythic and magical roots of Irish folklore, venturing into the world of fairies, ghosts, and spirits. Includes commentary based on Yeats's own experiences. 1902.


This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!
DB83245 7 hours 17 minutes
by Jonathan Evison
read by Suzanne Duvall
When recently widowed seventy-eight-year-old Harriet Chance wins an Alaskan cruise in a charity auction her husband entered before he died, she decides to go. Conversations with her husband’s ghost reveal secrets that cause Harriet to reevaluate her life. Some strong language. 2015.

Lies, First Person
DB81724 13 hours 7 minutes
by Gail Hareven
read by Lindsay Ellison
Israeli newspaper columnist Elinor discovers that her uncle, Aaron, is coming to Jerusalem on an apology tour for his infamous book, Hitler, First Person. Elinor never forgave Aaron for sexually assaulting her sister when they were children and wants revenge. Originally written in Hebrew. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

The Expatriates
DB83512 13 hours 19 minutes
by Janice Y.K. Lee
read by Ann Marie Lee
Three American women—Mercy, a recent Columbia graduate; Hilary, a wealthy housewife longing for a child; and Margaret, a part-time landscape architect who searches for meaning after a devastating loss—try to find their places in the international community of Hong Kong. They each tread a fine line that may mean survival or death. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Hotels of North America
DB83277 6 hours 33 minutes
by Rick Moody
read by Jefferson Mays
Reginald Edward Morse, prolific reviewer of hotels for the site, has disappeared from the Internet, prompting an author named Rick Moody to search for him and his story. Morse’s story is revealed through reading his online reviews. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Best Friends Forever
DB83383 4 hours 8 minutes
by Kimberla Lawson Roby
read by Maria Howell
Celine and Keith's marriage has been on the rocks, with accusations of overwork, staying out all night, and not caring. When Celine is diagnosed with breast cancer, she increasingly relies on her childhood best friend, Lauren, but the pressures of marriage and health strain her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

How to Be Both
DB83133 9 hours 14 minutes
by Ali Smith
read by Gregory Gorton
Two separate narratives that may be read in either order. The characters include a Renaissance artist of the 1460s and the child of a child of the 1960s. Their two stories twist together, exploring love and injustice, reality, and the nature of second chances. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

DB83135 9 hours 37 minutes
by Neil Smith
read by Kurt Elftmann
When Oliver "Boo" Dalrymple wakes up in heaven, he learns that he was murdered, and his killer may also be there. With the help of Johnny, a classmate who was also killed, Boo sets out to track down the mysterious Gunboy, who ended their lives. Some violence and some strong language. 2015.

The Book of Speculation
DB82676 13 hours 41 minutes
by Erika Swyler
read by Carol Jacobanis
Librarian Simon lives in the crumbling house left to him by his parents. His sister Enola ran away years ago to join a circus. Simon receives an old book that indicates his family is cursed and that Enola might be the next victim. The past intertwines with the present. 2015.

Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist
DB83385 8 hours 43 minutes
by Sunil Yapa
read by Aaron Landon
Young Victor sets out to sell marijuana to the participants of Seattle's 1999 World Trade Organization protests. Over the course of one afternoon, seven lives—including that of Victor's estranged father, the police-chief; two protestors; and two police officers—are forever altered as the city descends into chaos. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Historical Fiction

Golden Earrings
DB83033 19 hours 40 minutes
by Belinda Alexandra
read by Nona Pipes
In 1975 Paris, ballerina Paloma receives a mysterious gift of a pair of golden earrings. As she investigates their past, she uncovers the life of la Rusa, a flamenco dancer in Pre-Civil War Spain who supposedly committed suicide, though many wished her ill—including Paloma's grandmother. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2011.

Jam on the Vine
DB82432 12 hours 17 minutes
by LaShonda Katrice Barnett
read by Heather Taylor
1897. Nine-year-old Ivoe steals the paper from her mother's white employer to read while waiting for her mother to finish work. Her fascination with the news leads her to college and Kansas City, where she launches her own newspaper. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Stargazer's Sister
DB83453 10 hours 38 minutes
by Carrie Brown
read by Suzanne Toren
Caroline Herschel's brother William, a composer and astronomer, rescues her from a life of poverty in Germany to serve as his assistant and manager of his household in England. She also helps in his scientific research, but William's plan to marry alters her world. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Tide Watchers
DB83200 19 hours 9 minutes
by Lisa Chaplin
read by Jennifer Hubbard
1802. British spy Duncan Aylsham is searching France for the missing daughter of his previous spymaster. Lisbeth Delacorte is trying to leave, but needs to secure her son's future. They must work together to prevent war with France. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Flying Circus
DB83174 15 hours 42 minutes
by Susan Crandall
read by Erik Sandvold
Henry Schuler is on the run, when he comes across a biplane and a motorcycle in a race. Charles Gilchrist, better known as Gil, and Cora Haviland are part of a flying stunt circus, which they invite Henry to join. But the past haunts each of them. 2015.

The Gods of Tango
DB83051 14 hours 25 minutes
by Carolina De Robertis
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Leda arrives in Buenos Aires expecting to meet her husband, but finds he has been killed. With only the violin from her grandfather, she makes her way as a player of tango. To do so, she disguises herself as a man. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Vango: Between Sky and Earth and A Prince without a Kingdom
DB82502 22 hours 47 minutes
by Timothée de Fombelle
read by Joe Peck
In Vango: Between Sky and Earth, a young man with a murky past readies himself for priesthood, only to be accused of murder in 1930s Paris. In A Prince without a Kingdom, Vango continues to search for answers. Translated from French. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

It Happened at the Fair
DB82913 9 hours 16 minutes
by Deeanne Gist
read by Gabra Zackman
Cullen's family has invested their entire savings to send him to the 1893 Chicago World's Fair so that he can exhibit his newest invention. Unfortunately, Cullen has hearing problems and cannot communicate in the loud exhibition hall. He hires Della, a teacher of the deaf, to teach him lipreading. 2013.

DB83511 13 hours 47 minutes
by Robert Harris
read by David Rintoul
Cicero from Conspirata (DB70775) finds himself in exile from his country, family, and power. To return, he must make a deal with his political enemy, Caesar. He claws his way back to the status of preeminent statesman, through the corridors of the courts and the Senate. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Twain and Stanley Enter Paradise
DB83276 18 hours 15 minutes
by Oscar Hijuelos
read by various narrators
Before either was famous, Mark Twain and Henry M. Stanley met while working on a riverboat and developed a lifelong friendship. Through the years, letters, manuscript excerpts, and diary entries are shared, revealing the depth of their connection to one another and to Stanley's wife, the painter Dorothy Tennant. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Marriage of Opposites
DB82815 13 hours 9 minutes
by Alice Hoffman
read by Mare Trevathan
Fictional biography of Rachel Pomié Petit Pizzarro. She defies the Jewish community in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, to marry the nephew of her late husband. Her challenging ways cause great rifts, eventually with her favorite son Camille, who longs to paint. Some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2015.

DB83096 7 hours 49 minutes
by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
read by Mare Trevathan
Sadie arrives in 1863 Chicago to find she is a rich widow. Other new arrivals include Madge, a freeborn woman, and Hemp, a former slave, escaping the turmoil of the South. All seek to find their future, but must settle with their pasts first. Some descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Hired Girl
DB83411 11 hours 57 minutes
by Laura Amy Schlitz
read by Gabriella Cavallero
1911. Fourteen-year-old Joan endures a hard life on a Pennsylvania farm, but when her father bans education from her life, she flees to Baltimore in desperation. With some help and a little luck, Joan becomes Janet Lovelace—a hired girl with a future. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2015.

DB82938 7 hours 52 minutes
by David Treuer
read by David Hartley-Margolin
1942. Frankie Washburn comes home to Minnesota after he finishes basic training. However, a German POW from a nearby camp has escaped, and Frankie and his friends are drawn into the search. Consequences of what happens reverberate through the years. Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2015.

The Dying Grass: About Our Continent in the Days of Indian Service; Seven Dreams; a Book of North American Landscapes, volume 5
DB82643 60 hours 12 minutes
by William T. Vollmann
read by Andy Pyle
Civil War veteran Brigadier General Oliver Otis Howard is charged with leading the military force that pursues the Nez Perce, led by Chief Joseph. Howard's service and the life of Native American tribes of the Plains are explored. Violence. 2015.

The Blood of Heaven
DB83052 16 hours 49 minutes
by Kent Wascom
read by Jonathan Davis
Angel comes of age on the western frontier of the young United States in the early 1800s. The son of a preacher, he makes his way from west Florida to New Orleans, where he eventually becomes a slave trader. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

The Other Daughter
DB82818 10 hours 39 minutes
by Lauren Willig
read by Gabriella Cavallero
England, 1920s. After the death of her mother, governess Rachel discovers that the father she thought long dead is not only alive, but is a member of the aristocracy, married, and has another daughter. Jealous, Rachel changes her identity and becomes a part of the Bright Young Things social set. 2015.

DB82876 8 hours 2 minutes
by Nell Zink
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
In 1960s Virginia, college freshman Peggy becomes pregnant by her professor Lee, and they marry. But both identify as homosexual, and Lee carries on affairs with other students. Peggy leaves Lee and their son, running off with their daughter and assumes an identity as a black woman. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Human Relationships

Let's Get Lost
DB82936 7 hours 53 minutes
by Adi Alsaid
read by Jordan Leigh
During her cross-country adventures to Alaska to see the Northern Lights, Leila touches the lives of four strangers—Hudson, Bree, Elliot, and Sonia. While forever changing the lives of these four, Leila also discovers an important truth about herself. Some strong language. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2014.

DB83301 11 hours 35 minutes
by Dean Bakopoulos
read by Jon Huffman
One hot midwestern summer, Don and Claire Lowry’s marriage starts to unravel. Don is hiding the fact that their house is in foreclosure, and he’s getting high with a young woman he barely knows. Meanwhile Claire meets Charlie, newly back in town. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Wonders of the Invisible World
DB83395 8 hours 54 minutes
by Christopher Barzak
read by Michael Crouch
When seventeen-year-old Aiden Lockwood's childhood friend Jarrod returns to town, Aiden's suppressed memories of disturbing psychic visions return as well. Soon, the truth of the Lockwood family emerges and draws the two of them closer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
DB83448 12 hours 12 minutes
by Katarina Bivald
read by various narrators
After Swedish immigrant Sara loses her bookstore, she decides to visit her pen pal Amy in the small Iowa town of Broken Wheel. She arrives, only to find that Amy has recently died. Sara decides to stay on and open a bookstore in her friend’s memory. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Eight Hundred Grapes
DB82869 7 hours 22 minutes
by Laura Dave
read by Kristin Allison
Just weeks before her wedding, Georgia Ford discovers a secret about her fiancé. Wishing to take stock of her life, she travels to the family vineyard in Northern California. When she arrives, however, she finds her family fighting and the vineyard sold. Some strong language. 2015.

Bright Lights, Dark Nights
DB83079 9 hours 2 minutes
by Stephen Emond
read by Andy Pyle
When his father, a policeman, is caught up in a racial-profiling scandal, Walter's relationship with Naomi is in danger. The duo struggle to deal with the mounting pressures at school, at home, and online. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Hyacinth Girls
DB83171 8 hours 3 minutes
by Lauren Frankel
read by Mare Trevathan
Rebecca is raising her best friend's daughter, Callie. One day Rebecca is called by the principal because Callie is accused of bullying. Rebecca does not recognize this version of Callie and digs to uncover what is really happening. Strong language and some violence. 2015.

DB82740 23 hours 13 minutes
by Jonathan Franzen
read by Stephen Van Doren
Recent college grad Purity "Pip" Tyler wants to get away from her needy mother and her crushing student debts. She takes an internship with the Sunlight Project, a hacker group dedicated to uncovering Internet secrets, and meets Andreas Wolf, the group's charismatic leader. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Loving Day
DB82506 11 hours 18 minutes
by Mat Johnson
read by Julian Thompson
Warren Duffy returns home to Philadelphia after his marriage implodes and his father dies. There, he discovers people who haunt him, both dead and alive. The latter includes a daughter he never knew about. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Language Arts
DB82678 12 hours 6 minutes
by Stephanie Kallos
read by Jason Culp
Charles Marlow teaches language arts, but he is at a loss when his own autistic son Cody loses the ability to communicate. Charles struggles to relate to Cody, who will soon age out of state-assisted care. He also remembers the autistic child who joined his class when he was in elementary school. Some strong language. 2015.

I Crawl through It
DB83544 6 hours 15 minutes
by A.S. King
read by A.S. King
Four teenagers try to find unconventional ways to escape standardized tests and their surreal world. But they discover that the only real escape from their traumatic reality is to face it. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Beauty Is a Wound
DB83363 16 hours 40 minutes
by Eka Kurniawan
read by Jill Fox
Twenty-one years after her death, Indonesian prostitute Dewi Ayu rises from her grave to discover what has happened to her family. Trials, tribulations, and death have beset each of her four daughters, including the grotesquely ugly Beauty. Translated from the original 2002 Indonesian edition. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Mountain Story
DB83298 12 hours 25 minutes
by Lori Lansens
read by Andy Pyle
Suicidal eighteen-year-old Wolf Truly never intended to return from his trip up to the top of the mountain known as Angel’s Peak. But on the mountain he meets three generations of women in the Devine family, lost and needing his help to survive. Some strong language. 2015.

Not If I See You First
DB83318 7 hours 32 minutes
by Eric Lindstrom
read by Lauren Fortgang
While coping with her father's recent death, blind sixteen-year-old Parker Grant navigates friendships and romantic relationships, including a run-in with a boy who previously broke her heart. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

A Girl's Guide to Moving On
DB83694 10 hours 56 minutes
by Debbie Macomber
read by various narrators
Nichole and her mother-in-law, Leanne, bond after they both leave their cheating husbands. Struggling with a new job and single parenthood, Nichole meets a new man, even as her husband tries to win her back. Meanwhile, Leanne resists the possibility of a new love. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

DB82707 8 hours 39 minutes
by Julie Murphy
read by Mare Trevathan
Willowdean, a Dolly Parton enthusiast, wants to prove to everyone in her small Texas town that she is more than just a fat girl. Therefore, Will and some other social misfits prepare to compete in a beauty pageant. Strong language. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2015.

The Memory of Light
DB83444 9 hours 19 minutes
by Francisco X. Stork
read by various narrators
After a failed suicide attempt, Victoria Cruz wakes up in the psychiatric ward of a Texas hospital, with still no desire to live. But as the weeks pass and she meets other ward residents, Victoria begins to see a brighter path. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

My Name Is Lucy Barton
DB83379 4 hours 14 minutes
by Elizabeth Strout
read by Kimberly Farr
In the hospital, recovering from what should have been a simple operation, Lucy Barton gets a visit from her estranged mother. While her mother shares gossip from home, Lucy thinks back on her past and their difficult relationship. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.


Serge Storms, Books 11–14
DB82811 33 hours 50 minutes
by Tim Dorsey
read by Barry Bernson
Four novels, written between 2009 and 2011, featuring Florida spree killer and trivia buff Serge Storms. Includes Nuclear Jellyfish, Gator A-Go-Go, Electric Barracuda, and When Elves Attack, in which Christmas is done Serge-style with the help of his sidekick Coleman. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

Serge Storms, Books 15–18
DB83016 36 hours 32 minutes
by Tim Dorsey
read by Mark Delgado
Four novels in the series featuring serial-killing Florida trivia buff Serge Storms. Includes Pineapple Grenade, The Riptide Ultra-Glide, Tiger Shrimp Tango, and Shark Skin Suite, in which Serge—after bingeing on legal movies set in Florida—decides to go into law. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Serge Storms, Books 8–10
DB82776 29 hours 51 minutes
by Tim Dorsey
read by Gregory Gorton
Three novels written between 2006 and 2008 include The Big Bamboo, Hurricane Punch, and Atomic Lobster, in which the spree killer/trivia buff protagonist mingles on a hellish cruise with many characters from previous entries in the series. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Serge Storms: Books 1–4
DB82497 38 hours 29 minutes
by Tim Dorsey
read by Kurt Elftmann
First four books, written between 1999 and 2002, in the series featuring Florida spree killer and trivia buff Serge Storms and his bizarre adventures with various zany cohorts. Includes Florida Roadkill, Hammerhead Ranch Motel, Orange Crush, and Triggerfish Twist. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2002.

Mystery and Detective

Death of a Nurse
DB83692 5 hours 30 minutes
by M.C. Beaton
read by Graeme Malcolm
When James Harrison moves to town, policeman Hamish Macbeth visits. The old man treats him very rudely, but his private nurse, Gloria Dainty, accepts Hamish's invitation to dinner. On the appointed evening, Gloria doesn't show. Four days later, Gloria's body washes up on the beach. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

After the Crash
DB83274 12 hours 16 minutes
by Michel Bussi
read by Daniel Phillpot
A night flight from Istanbul to Paris plummets into the Swiss Alps. The sole survivor is a three-month-old girl, thrown from the plane before fire rages through the aircraft. But two infants were on board. Both families step forward to claim the child—one poor, one powerful and dangerous. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

See How They Run
DB83341 8 hours 40 minutes
by Ally Carter
read by Eileen Stevens
Grace discovered the truth about her mother's murder, but now she knows that it is only the beginning of the secrets that will dominate her life and make her a target on Embassy Row in Adria. Sequel to All Fall Down (DB80839). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Nathan Heller, Books 8–11
DB82943 50 hours 34 minutes
by Max Allan Collins
read by Robert Sams
Four novels, written between 1996 and 2001, featuring cop-turned-PI Nate Heller from Chicago. Includes Damned in Paradise, Flying Blind, Majic Man, and Angel in Black, in which vacationing Heller finds himself a suspect in the LAPD's Black Dahlia case. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2001.

Hard Evidence: A Cat Marsala Mystery
DB83249 5 hours 25 minutes
by Barbara D'Amato
read by Mare Trevathan
When a bone that Chicago journalist Cat Marsala brings home for a visiting dog turns out to be human, her amateur sleuthing skills are called upon. To find the killer, she begins working undercover at the elegant store where she purchased the bone. Some violence and some strong language. 1999.

Hard Tack: A Cat Marsala Mystery
DB83293 7 hours 36 minutes
by Barbara D'Amato
read by Suzanne Duvall
Chicago journalist and amateur sleuth Cat Marsala has a chance to practice both skills when she is hired to write a story on sailing. Putting aside her fear of the water during a yacht trip, Cat is soon investigating a locked-room murder. Some violence and some strong language. 1992.

The Steel Kiss
DB83640 14 hours 39 minutes
by Jeffery Deaver
read by Edoardo Ballerini
NYPD's Amelia Sachs is hot on the trail of a killer in a department store when an escalator malfunctions, leaving a man horribly mangled. Sachs and forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme learn it was no accident, and they must identify a brilliant killer who turns common products into murder weapons. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Chief Superintendent Simon Serrailler Mysteries, Books 1–3
DB83206 46 hours 50 minutes
by Susan Hill
read by Erik Sandvold
First three entries, written between 2004 and 2005, in the series featuring Chief Superintendent Simon Serrailler. Includes The Various Haunts of Men, The Pure in Heart, and The Risk of Darkness, in which the police find an eyewitness to a child abduction. Some violence and some strong language. 2005.

The Soul of Discretion: A Chief Superintendent Simon Serrailler Mystery
DB83311 9 hours 18 minutes
by Susan Hill
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Chief Superintendent Simon Serrailler takes a dangerous assignment, posing as a pedophile to infiltrate a crime ring. Meanwhile, Simon's sister faces changes at work, and a serious accusation threatens his father's marriage. Violence and some strong language. 2015.

The Caveman
DB83035 9 hours 39 minutes
by Jorn Lier Horst
read by Gary Tipton
Widowed fifty-three-year-old Chief Inspector William Wisting of Larvik learns that the corpse of his neighbor, Viggo Hansen, has been sitting dead in his house for four months. As Wisting's journalist daughter, Line, examines Hansen's solitary life, she becomes suspicious. Meanwhile, another death involves an American serial killer. First published in Norwegian in 2013. Some violence. 2015.

Father Koesler Mysteries, Books 16–18
DB83175 33 hours 52 minutes
by William X. Kienzle
read by Joe Wilson
Three novels, written between 1994 and 1996, in the series featuring a sleuthing Detroit priest. Includes Bishop as Pawn, Call No Man Father, and Requiem for Moses, in which Koesler—holding an unofficial wake for a Jewish man—learns the dark details of the man's life. Some violence and some strong language. 1996.

Honky Tonk Samurai
DB83431 10 hours 15 minutes
by Joe R. Lansdale
read by Christopher Ryan Grant
Self-proclaimed white trash rebel Hap and black, gay, Republican, Vietnam vet Leonard witness a man abusing his dog while they are on an East Texas surveillance job. Later, a woman insists they find her missing granddaughter, or she'll turn in a video of Leonard beating the dog abuser. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Tess Monaghan, Books 5–8
DB83351 45 hours 10 minutes
by Laura Lippman
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Four novels, written between 2000 and 2004, in the series featuring Baltimore PI Tess Monaghan. Includes The Sugar House, In a Strange City, The Last Place, and By a Spider's Thread, in which a wealthy Orthodox Jewish furrier hires Tess to find his family. Some violence and some strong language. 2004.

DB83404 14 hours 11 minutes
by Deon Meyer
read by Andy Pyle
Captain Benny Griessel returns to drinking after a colleague's tragedy—compromising both his personal and work life. Vaughn Cupido covers for him while they investigate the murder of the founder of an Internet service providing unfaithful partners with alibis. Translated from Afrikaans. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Brush Back
DB83098 12 hours 58 minutes
by Sara Paretsky
read by Kristin Allison
PI V.I. Warshawski is surprised when high-school boyfriend Frank Guzzo asks for a favor. His mother, Stella, just finished her prison sentence for beating Frank's sister to death, but still proclaims she was framed. However Stella—who blames the Warshawskis for everything—does not want V.I.'s help. Violence and strong language. 2015.

The Murder of an Angel: Confessions
DB83514 5 hours 12 minutes
by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
read by Lauren Fortgang
As she fights for the family company, Tandy Angel's detective prowess is called into question, and her paranoia surrounding a stalker builds. Sequel to The Paris Mysteries (DB83510). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

The Paris Mysteries: Confessions
DB83510 4 hours 55 minutes
by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
read by Lauren Fortgang
Sixteen-year-old Tandy Angel moves to Paris for a fresh start and to be reunited with James, her lost love. But her detective work soon uncovers long-buried family secrets that threaten to destroy her. Sequel to The Private School Murders (DB79351). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Even Dogs in the Wild
DB83320 11 hours 13 minutes
by Ian Rankin
read by James Macpherson
Newly retired John Rebus is happy to be asked to assist DIs Siobhan Clarke and Malcolm Fox in the investigation of the murder of a senior government prosecutor. Then, Rebus's old gangster nemesis gets an identical note to the one received by the prosecutor and insists that Rebus save him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Black Orchids
DB83394 6 hours 4 minutes
by Rex Stout
read by Michael Prichard
A rare black orchid lures reclusive PI Nero Wolfe to a flower show. Unfortunately, the much-anticipated event is soon overshadowed by a daring murder. Wolfe must solve it quickly, however, because a second case awaits his urgent attention—a society widow on a mailing list of poison-pen letters. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1942.

If Death Ever Slept
DB83393 6 hours 47 minutes
by Rex Stout
read by Michael Prichard
Millionaire Otis Jarrell hires Nero Wolfe to find out if his daughter-in-law is leaking information to his competitors. Wolfe agrees to let his assistant, Archie, pose as a live-in secretary to investigate the case, which soon turns to murder. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1957.

Murder by the Book
DB83392 7 hours 11 minutes
by Rex Stout
read by Michael Prichard
When everyone who has read Leonard Dykes's unpublished manuscript—including the author himself—is found dead, Nero Wolfe and his sidekick, Archie, decide to set a trap. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1951.

The Golden Calf
DB77641 11 hours 27 minutes
by Helene Tursten
read by Suzanne Toren
Sweden. When three wealthy men are found brutally executed in one of Göteborg's most fashionable neighborhoods, Detective Inspector Irene Huss is called in. The complex investigation immerses Huss and her colleagues in a world of expensive cars, opulent homes, and an Internet gambling scheme. Translated from Swedish. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Night Rounds
DB77642 12 hours 17 minutes
by Helene Tursten
read by Suzanne Toren
Detective Inspector Irene Huss of the Göteborg, Sweden, Violent Crimes Unit untangles the mysterious death of a night nurse, and the disappearance of another, after a hospital blackout. A witness claims to have seen a nurse who died sixty years earlier prowling the corridors. Translated from Swedish. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

The Stranger You Seek
DB83281 14 hours 1 minute
by Amanda Kyle Williams
read by Ann Marie Lee
A killer is pushing Atlanta to its breaking point, preying on the unsuspecting, writing taunting letters to the media, and promising more death. Desperate to stop the Wishbone Killer, APD lieutenant Aaron Rauser turns to the one person he knows can penetrate a deranged mind—ex-FBI profiler Keye Street. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

Stranger in the Room
DB83282 13 hours 5 minutes
by Amanda Kyle Williams
read by Ann Marie Lee
Private investigator and ex-FBI profiler Keye Street wants nothing more than a couple of quiet days alone with her boyfriend, but—as usual—murder gets in the way when APD Lieutenant Aaron Rauser is called to the disturbing scene of the strangling death of a thirteen-year-old boy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

Occult and Horror

The Goddess War Trilogy
DB82764 30 hours 12 minutes
by Kendare Blake
read by Patricia Kilgarriff
Trilogy written between 2013 and 2015 featuring Athena and Hermes and their search to stop the ailments afflicting the once-immortal gods. Cassandra, an ordinary girl, may hold the key. Includes Antigoddess, Mortal Gods, and Ungodly. Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

The Morganville Vampires: Volumes 3–4
DB82821 32 hours 14 minutes
by Rachel Caine
read by various narrators
Books five through eight in the series in two volumes, featuring the changing dynamic between the vampire and human populations in a small Texas town. Includes Lord of Misrule, Carpe Corpus, Fade Out, and Kiss of Death. Sequel to The Morganville Vampires (DB82428). Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2010.

The Arcana Chronicles, Books 1–3
DB82887 31 hours 12 minutes
by Kresley Cole
read by Mary Kane
Books one through three, written between 2012 and 2015, featuring teens reincarnated as tarot-card characters who engage in an epic battle. Includes Poison Princess, Endless Knight, and Dead of Winter. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Carter and Lovecraft
DB83426 10 hours 39 minutes
by Jonathan L. Howard
read by Chuck Young
Private investigator Dan Carter receives the unexpected inheritance of a bookstore in Providence, Rhode Island, currently run by Emily Lovecraft. Dan and Emily team up when people start dying in strange ways, and a mathematician finds a way to access other dimensions. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Best New Horror, Volume 25
DB83106 21 hours 55 minutes
edited by Stephen Jones
read by Michael Scherer
Twenty-one horror stories, including tales from Kim Newman, Ramsey Campbell, Lavie Tidhar, Tanith Lee, and Clive Barker, among others. Provides an overview of the horror genre in the year 2013 and a necrology of those from the genre who died that year. Violence and some strong language. 2014.

The Night Sister
DB83216 10 hours 24 minutes
by Jennifer McMahon
read by Cassandra Campbell
When Amy Slater kills her husband and child and then herself at the abandoned Tower Motel, she leaves a cryptic suicide note. The only people who understand Amy’s note are her childhood friends the sisters Piper and Margo, who can’t believe Amy could be a murderer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Curse of Jacob Tracy
DB83343 12 hours 48 minutes
by Holly Messinger
read by L.J. Ganser
Ever since he was wounded on the battlefield of Antietam, Jacob Tracy can see the spirit world. That talent gets him a job with the mysterious Miss Fairweather. While Trace doesn’t trust her, he hopes she can help him learn to control his abilities. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Travelers Rest
DB83384 11 hours 28 minutes
by Keith Lee Morris
read by Peter Berkrot
Julia and Tonio Addison, with ten-year-old son Dewey, are traveling with Uncle Robbie after collecting him from rehab. When they are stopped by a blizzard in a small town in Idaho, they are separated in the eerie hotel where they take refuge, and secrets are unveiled. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

A Mad Zombie Party
DB83078 12 hours 43 minutes
by Gena Showalter
read by Madelyn Buzzard
After the tragic death and betrayal in The Queen of Zombie Hearts (DB79910), Ali Bell tries to get one of her zombie slayers back into the game. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Soul Screamers, Volume One
DB82534 18 hours 48 minutes
by Rachel Vincent
read by Carol Dines
First two books in the Soul Screamers series. In My Soul to Take, Kaylee, a soul screamer, unleashes horrifying wails when people around her are destined to die. Also includes My Soul to Save. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2010.

Soul Screamers, Volume Three
DB82714 21 hours 54 minutes
by Rachel Vincent
read by Mare Trevathan
In If I Die, Kaylee prioritizes her life after a grim reaper warns her of her impending death. Includes Before I Wake and the novella Never to Sleep. Sequel to Soul Screamers, Volume Two (DB82575). Descriptions of sex and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2011.

Soul Screamers, Volume Two
DB82575 19 hours 33 minutes
by Rachel Vincent
read by Mare Trevathan
Next three tales following Soul Screamers, Volume One (DB82534). In My Soul to Keep, a hot new drug called demon's breath comes to the human world and causes real problems. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2010.

The Uninvited
DB83142 8 hours 54 minutes
by Cat Winters
read by Kate Kiley
Recovering from the Spanish flu outbreak of 1918, Ivy Rowan sees a ghost who warns her of an impending death. Her father and brother have killed a German man, prompting Ivy to leave home, but the ghosts still shadow Ivy. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Psychological Themes

Black Rabbit Hall
DB83586 12 hours 9 minutes
by Eve Chase
read by various narrators
In Cornwall to scout wedding locations, Lorna and her fiancé, Jon, visit the estate known as Black Rabbit Hall. Once the lavish home of the Alton family, the house is now a ruin. Elderly Caroline Alton tells them the story of the house and family. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Vegetarian
DB83452 5 hours 16 minutes
by Han Kang
read by various narrators
After blood-soaked images begin to haunt her, Yeong-hye renounces eating meat, despite living in a society where this is considered subversive behavior. Meanwhile, scandal, abuse, and estrangement send Yeong-hye careening away from her former self. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Murderer's Daughter
DB82140 14 hours 8 minutes
by Jonathan Kellerman
read by Kathe Mazur
Psychologist Grace Blades has a gift for treating troubled souls and tormented psyches—perhaps because, as a child, she witnessed her parents’ deaths in a bloody murder-suicide. When her two worlds shockingly converge with a new patient, Grace’s harrowing past returns with a vengeance. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

DB82873 8 hours 8 minutes
by Ottessa Moshfegh
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Eileen Dunlop looks back fifty years to when she was twenty-four. She lived with her abusive, alcoholic father and worked as a secretary at a juvenile correctional facility called Moorehead. Her life was an unrelentingly bleak routine until new counselor Rebecca arrived at Moorehead. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2015.

Fight Club
DB83519 6 hours 3 minutes
by Chuck Palahniuk
read by Ryan Dalusung
An insomniac starts fraudulently attending support groups for the terminally ill. After an encounter with a man named Tyler Durden, the pair start a fight club where members beat each other up as a kind of radical therapy. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1996.

Five Days Left
DB80074 12 hours 57 minutes
by Julie Lawson Timmer
read by various narrators
Mara Nichols is a terminally ill career woman, wife, and mother. Scott Coffman is a middle school teacher whose eight-year-old foster son is about to return to his mother, a former inmate. Separately, they traverse the last five days they have to say goodbye to their loved ones. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Religious Themes

A.D. 33
DB83275 11 hours 32 minutes
by Ted Dekker
read by Ellen Archer
Maviah, a slave in Arabia, meets the prophet Yeshua and takes his teachings to heart. She gathers a large following of fellow outcasts and travels around Arabia, spreading what she learned from Yeshua. When what she has built is threatened, she goes to find him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Bishop's Wife
DB82739 10 hours 16 minutes
by Mette Ivie Harrison
read by Mare Trevathan
Early one morning, Linda Wallheim answers the door to find Jared Helm and his five-year-old daughter Kelly. Jared is in search of Linda's husband, the Mormon ward's bishop. Jared's wife Carrie has gone missing. Another ward family also faces trials, and the stress of caring for them threatens the Wallheims' marriage. 2014.

Where Trust Lies: Return to the Canadian West, Book 2
DB83093 10 hours 25 minutes
by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan
read by Theresa Conkin
After teaching in western Canada for a year, Beth Thatcher heads home to her family. Not long after her return, her mother plans a luxurious trip for her and her sisters. Beth wants to spend time with her family, but longs for the Canadian Mountie she left behind. Sequel to Where Courage Calls (DB78313). 2015.

DB83309 8 hours 54 minutes
by Wm. Paul Young
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
On an island between one world and the next, a young girl, Lilly, is found by John the Collector along with twelve bodies in a shipping container that has washed ashore. As Lilly heals, questions about her genetic code, which links her to the entire world have the island's residents examining creation. Bestseller. 2015.


Beach Town
DB82313 14 hours 33 minutes
by Mary Kay Andrews
read by Eva Wilhelm
Location scout Greer Hennessy has found the perfect Florida beach town for a film, but local mayor Eben Thibadeaux doesn’t want movie people descending on his town. While romance blooms between Eben and Greer, drama on the movie set causes problems. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2015.

Red Girl, Blue Boy
DB83237 6 hours 52 minutes
by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
read by Jill Fox
As Katie's father and Drew's mother vie for the presidency, the sixteen-year-olds strike up an unlikely romance plagued by the pesky press and election campaign woes. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Prom Ever After
DB82536 7 hours 50 minutes
by Deidre Berry and others
read by Emily Pike Stewart
Three romances focused on the prom. In Dona Sarkar's "Haute Date," Ash redesigns her mom's Indian wedding dress for the prom and considers doing the same for her love life. Includes stories by Caridad Ferrer and Deidre Berry. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

A Good Man Is Hard to Find
DB82666 5 hours 45 minutes
by ReShonda Tate Billingsley
read by Colleen Delany
When investigative reporter Ava's company is bought out, she is reassigned to a tabloid magazine. During her first assignment, a celebrity wedding in Aruba, Ava is accompanied by photographer Cliff. The irregularities they discover involving pop star India's manager and the groom put Ava and Cliff in danger. Some strong language. 2010.

Duke of My Heart
DB83639 9 hours 32 minutes
by Kelly Bowen
read by Ashford McNab
After a dead man is found in the bed of Lady Beatrice Harcourt and the lady herself disappears, her brother Max turns to Ivory Moore, whose firm specializes in smoothing over scandals. Ivory is very good at her job, and unexpectedly irresistible to Max. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Plus One
DB83103 8 hours 45 minutes
by Elizabeth Fama
read by Mare Trevathan
In an alternate United States where "Day" and "Night" populations must lead separate, unequal lives, a desperate Smudge girl falls for a seemingly privileged Ray medical apprentice. An action of love, however, places both of them in danger. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

To All the Boys I've Loved Before
DB83132 9 hours 40 minutes
by Jenny Han
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
Lara Jean secretly writes love letters to the five boys she has loved and hides them in a special teal hatbox. One day, however, those letters are mysteriously sent. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James, Books 1–3
DB83179 33 hours 15 minutes
by Lorraine Heath
read by Theresa Conkin
Three romances, written between 2014 and 2015, set in Victorian-era England and featuring men connected to a gambling house. Includes When the Duke Was Wicked; Once More, My Darling Rogue; and The Duke and the Lady in Red. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Art of Sinning
DB83253 10 hours 17 minutes
by Sabrina Jeffries
read by Joe Peck
London, 1829. American abroad Jeremy Keane is searching for a model for his next painting, and Lady Yvette Barlow is just what he needs. Yvette agrees, in exchange for Jeremy’s help tracking a missing woman through London’s brothels. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Curiosity Keeper: A Treasures of Surrey Novel
DB83157 10 hours 59 minutes
by Sarah E. Ladd
read by Terry Donnelly
1812. Apothecary Jonathan Gilchrist searches for the ruby stolen from his family. He is led to the curiosity shop being managed by the owner's daughter, Camille Iverness. Discovering that both of their lives are in danger, Jonathan takes Camille into hiding, where they begin to fall in love. 2015.

One Heart to Win and Wildfire in His Arms
DB83225 22 hours 41 minutes
by Johanna Lindsey
read by Catherine Byers
Two western historical romances, written between 2013 and 2015. In One Heart to Win, Tiffany Warren travels to Montana Territory to wed Hunter Callahan and hopefully end their families' feud. In Wildfire in His Arms, gunslinger Degan Grant chases a fugitive but finds love. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Kiss Me and Thrill Me
DB82653 17 hours 11 minutes
by Susan Mallery
read by Kristin Allison
In Kiss Me, Phoebe leaves Los Angeles and meets cowboy Zane Nicholson when she agrees to help out at his family’s ranch. In Thrill Me, Maya is back in Fool’s Gold, forced to work with her first love, Del. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

You Had Me at Hello
DB82552 13 hours 31 minutes
by Mhairi McFarlane
read by Laura Giannarelli
Ten years after they last spoke, Rachel runs into her former best friend, Ben. She has recently broken up with her fiancé, but notices that Ben is married. However, the more time they spend together, the more they realize the flame between them has not died. Strong language. 2012.

Playing with Fire
DB82877 10 hours 11 minutes
by Kate Meader
read by Gabriella Cavallero
When female firefighter Alex Dempsey saves the life of her sworn enemy, the handsome mayor Eli Cooper, he slyly persuades her to date him—for the sake of his campaign and her career. Sequel to Flirting with Fire (DB82712). Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Perfect Match
DB83043 10 hours 32 minutes
by Fern Michaels
read by Carol Dines
The only thing worrying Beth Masters as she heads off to Nashville is leaving behind her brother Jake, a wheelchair user, and her business partner Gracie. Beth asks Jake to take over her successful matchmaking business, hoping he and Gracie might make their own match. Some strong language. 2015.

Love in Lowercase
DB83622 5 hours 17 minutes
by Francesc Miralles
read by Scott Aiello
A Barcelona linguistics professor’s orderly if lonely existence is thrown into turmoil when a stray cat enters his life. The search for the cat’s owner forces him to meet his neighbors and reconnects him with a lost love. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Let It Be Me
DB83220 12 hours 18 minutes
by Kate Noble
read by Alison Larkin
Constantly being compared to her beautiful older sister Sarah has left Bridget cynical about love. After a disastrous London season, she leaves England for Venice, to study piano with famous composer Carpenini. But it is the composer’s best friend, Oliver Merrick, who is playing her song. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Boys of Bishop, Books 1–3
DB83049 32 hours 53 minutes
by Molly O'Keefe
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
In Wild Child, a reality TV star comes home to Bishop, Arkansas, and clashes with the mayor. In Never Been Kissed, a bodyguard rescues the daughter of a politician. In Between the Sheets, a man falls for his son’s teacher. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

O'Hurley's Return
DB83196 17 hours 1 minute
by Nora Roberts
read by Carol Dines
These two novels complete the series about the O’Hurley family. In Skin Deep, movie star Chantel O’Hurley hires a bodyguard. In Without a Trace, a woman needs Trace O’Hurley to find her missing brother. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2010.

Montana Men Novels, Books 1–3
DB82615 30 hours 49 minutes
by Jennifer Ryan
read by Eva Wilhelm
In At Wolf Ranch, Ella flees to her family's abandoned ranch after her sister's murder. Planning to purchase the property, rancher Gabe finds himself drawn to Ella and vows to help. Includes When It's Right and Her Lucky Cowboy. Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2015.

My Kind of Wonderful
DB83319 9 hours 52 minutes
by Jill Shalvis
read by Karen White
Bailey Moore has a new lease on life and is looking for adventure at the Cedar Ridge ski resort. Hudson Kincaid will try to convince Bailey to stick around and give love a chance. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Science Fiction

Look to Windward: A Culture Novel
DB83260 12 hours 59 minutes
by Iain M. Banks
read by Michael Scherer
Centuries after the end of the Idiran war, light from the explosions reaches the Culture’s Masaq’ Orbital inhabitants. Chel emissary Major Quilan arrives, some think to bring home self-exiled dissident Ziller. But Quilan’s true motives are buried so deep that even he does not know them. Some violence and some strong language. 2000.

Proxima and Ultima
DB83105 31 hours 44 minutes
by Stephen Baxter
read by Mark Delgado
Books one and two of a series, written in 2013 and 2014. In Proxima, humanity discovers the means for extensive space travel, and some hope to force exploration for the sake of humanity’s future. In Ultima, the travelers discover the existence of ancient individuals with their own plans for humanity. 2014.

DB82826 14 hours 7 minutes
by Gregory Benford and Larry Niven
read by Joe Peck
In this sequel to Bowl of Heaven (DB81753), an expedition to another star system is jeopardized by an encounter with an immense bowl-shaped structure. It cups a star, contains extensive habitable space, and is heading toward the same planet they hope to colonize. Some violence and some strong language. 2014.

The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick, Volumes 1 and 2
DB83036 31 hours 26 minutes
by Philip K. Dick
read by Gregory Maupin
The first two volumes in a series gathering all the short stories of the award-winning science fiction author. Volume one, consisting of twenty-five stories, includes "Beyond Lies the Wub." Volume two contains twenty-seven stories, including "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale" (the inspiration for the movie Total Recall). Some violence. 1987.

Radio Free Albemuth
DB83166 8 hours 56 minutes
by Philip K. Dick
read by Jason Culp
In 1960s America, a paranoid incompetent man schemes his way into the White House and sends America to war against imaginary internal enemies. A writer named Philip K. Dick fights not to become a casualty. Meanwhile, his friend receives supernatural messages instructing him to overthrow the president. Some strong language. 1985.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection
DB82418 48 hours 31 minutes
edited by Gardner Dozois
read by John Polk
Award-winning author and editor gathers thirty-two short pieces of science fiction originally published during 2013. Authors include Nancy Kress, Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Carrie Vaughn, Ken Liu, and Jay Lake. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Second Annual Collection
DB82704 38 hours 50 minutes
edited by Gardner Dozois
read by various narrators
Award-winning author and editor gathers thirty-six short pieces of science fiction, published during 2014. Authors include Paolo Bacigalupi, Elizabeth Bear, Lauren Beukes, Cory Doctorow, Nancy Kress, Jay Lake, and Ken Liu. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Ninth Annual Collection
DB82368 41 hours 9 minutes
edited by Gardner Dozois
read by various narrators
Award-winning author and editor gathers thirty-five short pieces of science fiction originally published during 2011. Authors include Stephen Baxter, Peter S. Beagle, Elizabeth Bear, Pat Cadigan, Jay Lake, and Catherynne M. Valente. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2011.

Cross the Stars: Hammer's Slammers, Book 1
DB83617 9 hours 17 minutes
by David Drake
read by Jay Snyder
Don Slade is returning home to the planet Tethys, where his lover and son are waiting. The journey holds many hidden dangers, however, and even if Don reaches Tethys, conflict awaits him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1984.

Earth Girl, Earth Star, Earth Flight
DB82663 39 hours 55 minutes
by Janet Edwards
read by Margaret Strom
Abandoned and stuck on Earth because of her inability to survive on other planets, Jarra crafts a fake background for herself to join a class of otherworld students who are excavating the dangerous ruins of the old cities. Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Notes from the Internet Apocalypse
DB82816 5 hours 36 minutes
by Wayne Gladstone
read by Jon Pinnow
When the Internet suddenly stops working, society reels. A population of Internet addicts struggles to translate their habits into life in the real world. Rumor spreads, however, that someone in New York is still online. Gladstone and his friends set off to find this person. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

DB83240 9 hours 39 minutes
by Louisa Hall
read by Jon Huffman
Exploring the creation of artificial intelligence, the novel spans from the seventeenth century into the future and considers what it means to be human. Characters include a Puritan woman and her unwanted husband; Alan Turing; a Jewish refugee; a Silicon Valley wunderkind; and a lonely young girl. Some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Their Fractured Light
DB83542 15 hours 7 minutes
by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
read by various narrators
A foiled attempt to infiltrate the corrupt LaRoux Industries forces hacker Gideon and revenge-seeker Sofia into a fragile alliance. They soon join forces with other rebels to take down the most powerful corporation in the galaxy. Some violence and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

DB82912 9 hours 53 minutes
by Melissa Landers
read by Suzanne Toren
After their blossoming romance in Alienated (DB78374), Cara and Aelyx's relationship has become a long-distance one. Exchange student Cara assists on a panel to establish a human colony, and Aelyx works on a campaign that makes him a target of extremists. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Battle Cruiser: Lost Colonies Trilogy, Book 1
DB83634 12 hours 45 minutes
by B.V. Larson
read by Edoardo Ballerini
Earth's wormhole network has been cut off for about a century, when a huge ship appears at the edge of the solar system. Though Earth is initially overjoyed to regain contact, humanity soon learns that the colonies have become vastly superior in the art of warfare. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Firebird and Coming Home
DB82421 22 hours 34 minutes
by Jack McDevitt
read by Kristin Allison
Books six and seven published in 2011 and 2014 in the series featuring Alex Benedict, an antiques dealer who seeks mysterious artifacts across the universe. In Firebird, Alex and Chase seek a vanished physicist and his artifacts. In Coming Home, they travel to Earth to learn the truth about artifacts of the early space age. Sequel to Echo (DB72742). Some strong language. 2014.

The Country of Ice Cream Star
DB82350 23 hours 24 minutes
by Sandra Newman
read by Catherine Byers
After an epidemic wipes out most of the population over the age of twenty, fifteen-year-old Ice Cream Star becomes one of the elders in the nomadic bands that roam what remains of New England. When her brother starts showing symptoms of the plague, Ice Cream goes looking for a cure. 2015.

The Long Utopia
DB82725 12 hours 21 minutes
by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
read by Nick DePinto
After the cataclysmic upheavals of Step Day and the Yellowstone eruption, humanity spreads farther into the Long Earth. Joshua receives a summons when an elderly AI realizes that the strange sightings in his sky are a threat to all the worlds of Long Earth. Sequel to Long Earth, Long War, Long Mars (DB81819). Strong language and some violence. 2015.

DB83158 8 hours 35 minutes
by Lev AC Rosen
read by Jason Culp
Simone Pierce works as a private investigator in a future where rising ocean levels have left New York twenty-one stories underwater. While running a surveillance case, however, her target is murdered, plunging Simone into the middle of a secret that reaches to the city’s most powerful citizens. Some strong language. 2015.

DB83040 34 hours 37 minutes
by Neal Stephenson
read by Madelyn Buzzard
A catastrophic event forces humanity to band together to survive, though only a handful succeed and flee Earth. Five thousand years later, their descendants number three billion and comprise seven distinct races. They embark on a journey into the unknown, to an alien world—Earth. Some strong language. 2015.

DB82871 8 hours 29 minutes
by John Varley
read by Stephen Van Doren
While investigating a devastating midair plane collision, Bill Smith discovers small, strange details, like the fact that all the watches in the crash stopped an hour beforehand. Soon he finds himself in the middle of a conspiracy that seems to have origins in the far distant future. Some strong language. 1983.

DB83407 5 hours 27 minutes
by Blythe Woolston
read by Jill Fox
In a near-future consumer-hyped world, new graduate Zoë Zindleman must choose among limited, bleak housing options, including a converted strip-mall refuge that offers safety and proximity to her new place of work, AllMART. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Short Stories

American Housewife: Stories
DB83382 3 hours 48 minutes
by Helen Ellis
read by various narrators
A collection of short stories exploring the dark world of domesticity, and featuring, among others, murderous ladies who lunch, celebrity treasure hunters, and a bra fitter. The story settings include a haunted prewar apartment building, a book club initiation ritual, and a pageant princess's getaway car. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream
DB83084 5 hours 31 minutes
by Harlan Ellison
read by Gregory Maupin
A collection of seven stories by Harlan Ellison, first published between 1958 and 1967. Includes the titular "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream" and "Pretty Maggie Moneyeyes." Includes supplemental comments from the author. Violence and strong language. 1983.

Let Me Tell You: New Stories, Essays, and Other Writings
DB83221 12 hours 59 minutes
by Shirley Jackson
read by Celeste Lawson
Since her death in 1965, Shirley Jackson’s reputation as a master of creepy short stories has only grown. Stories featuring her signature eerie style, as well as essays about writing and her family, make up the fifty-six entries in this collection, most previously unpublished. Some violence. 2015.

The Tsar of Love and Techno
DB83266 10 hours 48 minutes
by Anthony Marra
read by various narrators
Nine interconnected stories of life in Russia, from 1937 to the twenty-first century. In "The Leopard," a government censor adjusts photographs to remove objectionable images, but paints the face of his brother—an executed enemy of the state—into every altered picture. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Thirteen Ways of Looking
DB83218 6 hours 11 minutes
by Colum McCann
read by Colum McCann
This collection of short fiction includes an eponymous novella and three stories. A retired judge reflects on his life's work, unaware of his impending death. A woman's son disappears while swimming. A woman receives news of her attacker. A writer constructs a story about a soldier calling home. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Spies and Espionage

The English Spy
DB82927 11 hours 52 minutes
by Daniel Silva
read by Barry Bernson
When a bomb explodes aboard the yacht of a member of the British Royal Family, British Intelligence turns to Gabriel Allon to track down her killer, a master bomb maker and mercenary. Christopher Keller, a British commando turned professional assassin, aids in the pursuit. Sequel to The Heist (DB79742). Some violence and some strong language. 2015.

The Swimmer
DB83181 10 hours 22 minutes
by Joakim Zander
read by Gregory Maupin
Orphaned Klara works as a political aide in Brussels, but she has just witnessed something people will kill to keep hidden. Meanwhile, far away, an old spy hides from his past—but he will be called upon to save Klara. Some violence and some strong language. 2013.

Sports and Recreation

Racing the Rain
DB83197 11 hours 26 minutes
by John L. Parker
read by Jon Huffman
Young Quenton Cassidy, from Once a Runner (DB70591), grows up in rural Florida, racing the rain clouds with friends. He befriends eccentric Trapper Nelson, who encourages him to pursue the sport. Quenton's friendship is tested when prominent locals go missing and Trapper is arrested. 2015.

Knights of the Hill Country
DB82935 6 hours 36 minutes
by Tim Tharp
read by Jon Pinnow
Star football player Hampton Green is used to the pressure of the game and being the best on Kennisaw High's field. But then Hampton starts to question the game, his future, and his best friend's emotional state. Strong language and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2006.


The First Order
DB83273 14 hours 43 minutes
by Jeff Abbott
read by Kevin T. Collins
There were two brothers. One is dead—executed by extremists on a grainy video. The other was forged into a top undercover agent. But now Sam Capra realizes that his brother, Danny, is alive. And if Danny has been living a secret life somewhere these past years—what has he become? Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Broken Promise
DB82486 11 hours 46 minutes
by Linwood Barclay
read by Jordan Leigh
After his wife dies and he loses his job, journalist David Harwood and his son move back to David's childhood home in Promise Falls, New York. David finds his troubled cousin, Marla—whose baby died at birth—caring for the infant of a murdered woman. Meanwhile, other mysterious crimes occur. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Wolves
DB83625 11 hours 20 minutes
by Alex Berenson
read by George Guidall
John Wells has just barely managed to stop an operation designed to drive the United States and Iran into war, but the instigator himself has disappeared behind an impenetrable wall of security. Now it’s time for him to pay, and Wells has made it his personal mission. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Killing Lessons
DB82858 14 hours 14 minutes
by Saul Black
read by Brandon Bujnowski
After two men enter her isolated rural home and attack her family, ten-year-old Nell runs for help. Meanwhile, troubled San Francisco detective Valerie Hart has spent years searching for the serial-killing duo who leave a different item tucked inside each victim. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Killing Forest
DB83432 7 hours 35 minutes
by Sara Blaedel
read by Christine Lakin
Following an extended leave, Louise Rick returns to work at the Special Search Agency, an elite unit of Denmark's National Police Department. When assigned a missing teenager case from Hvalsoe, Louise seizes the opportunity to combine the search with her personal investigation of the long-ago death of her boyfriend. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Guest Room
DB83435 10 hours 12 minutes
by Chris Bohjalian
read by various narrators
Investment banker Richard Chapman hosts a bachelor party for his brother. By the end of the night, two men are dead, two strippers are on the run, and Richard’s life is in shambles due to a moment of temptation in the guest room. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Trouble in Paradise: A Rachel Knight Story
DB83401 1 hour 21 minutes
by Marcia Clark
read by January LaVoy
In this novella, DA Rachel leaves rainy LA for a vacation in Aruba with her friends. Just minutes after hitting the beach, they're approached by a panicked gofer from a hit reality show, who has lost the child star. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The End Game
DB82870 10 hours 38 minutes
by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison
read by Jordan Leigh
FBI agents Nicholas Drummond and Mike Caine investigate a violent group called Celebrants of the Earth, or COE. The group bombs oil refineries and power grids. Meanwhile, COE has been infiltrated by an undercover counterterrorism agent and an infamous assassin who wants the bombs. Violence and some strong language. 2015.

Commander in Chief: A Jack Ryan Novel
DB83618 20 hours 34 minutes
by Mark Greaney
read by Scott Brick
As the Russian president secretly incites a series of terrorist actions, only US president Jack Ryan, from Full Force and Effect (DB80059), recognizes the ominous pattern in the worldwide chaos. While gathering intelligence on the attacks, Ryan struggles to unite the Western nations against the Russian dictator. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Prettiest One
DB83418 10 hours 48 minutes
by James Hankins
read by Mare Trevathan
Seven months ago, Caitlin left her house after an argument with her husband, Josh, and disappeared. Now she has returned, splattered with blood, but with no memory of where she's been. Afraid she's hurt someone, Caitlin and Josh try to investigate on their own. Violence and strong language. 2015.

Breakdown: An Alex Delaware Novel
DB83585 12 hours 12 minutes
by Jonathan Kellerman
read by John Rubinstein
Psychologist Alex Delaware first met actress Zelda Chase when evaluating her five-year-old son, Ovid. Years later, Alex sees Zelda, who was involuntarily committed. Shortly after Zelda’s release, she is found dead, and Ovid is missing. Alex turns to his friend LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Strong Rain Falling and Strong Darkness
DB82710 20 hours 47 minutes
by Jon Land
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Two novels featuring fifth-generation Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong. Caitlin's lover Cort Wesley's two teenage sons are targeted in shootouts in Strong Rain Falling. Then, in Strong Darkness, a serial killer is mimicking one who was pursued a century ago by Caitlin's great-grandfather. Violence and strong language. 2014.

The Chessmen
DB82924 8 hours 58 minutes
by Peter May
read by Jack Fox
Hired to track down poachers on an estate on the Isle of Lewis, ex-policeman Fin Macleod is with his old friend Whistler when a bog suddenly drains, revealing the airplane that was piloted by their mutual friend when it disappeared years ago. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

Center of Gravity
DB83189 10 hours 22 minutes
by Laura McNeill
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Ava thought her life had finally gone right when she married Mitchell, adopted his son Jack, and soon had baby Sam. As their marriage continues, however, she realizes how abusive Mitchell is. Then he applies for divorce and custody of the boys. Some violence. 2015.

NYPD Red 4
DB83545 6 hours 58 minutes
by James Patterson and Marshall Karp
read by various narrators
At a Manhattan movie premiere, a starlet arrives dripping in millions of dollars' worth of loaned jewelry. After a sudden, loud noise, a vicious crime occurs with millions of witnesses and no suspect. Enter NYPD Red—the elite task force assigned to protect the rich, famous, and connected. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Private Paris
DB83616 9 hours 27 minutes
by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan
read by various narrators
When Jack Morgan stops by Private's Paris office, client Sherman Wilkerson asks for help tracking down his young granddaughter, who is on the run from a brutal drug dealer. Before Jack can locate her, however, several members of France's cultural elite are found murdered in stunning, symbolic fashion. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Hand That Feeds You
DB83466 6 hours 57 minutes
by A.J. Rich
read by Teresa Willis
Morgan met Bennett while conducting research on victim psychology, and they recently became engaged. She comes home to find Bennett mauled to death and her dogs blood-spattered. Horrified, Morgan soon learns that Bennett's entire identity was a lie. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Outrage: The Singular Menace, Book 2
DB83278 9 hours 41 minutes
by John Sandford and Michele Cook
read by Tara Sands
Knowing their lives are at stake, Shay and Odin Remby race to stay one step ahead of Singular Corp. in their efforts to expose the company's secret and highly unethical experiments. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Pretty Little Liars Series, Books 10–12
DB82626 21 hours 35 minutes
by Sara Shepard
read by Dale Allen
Books ten through twelve, written between 2011 and 2012, featuring a group of friends with dark secrets and dramatic relationships. Includes Ruthless, Stunning, and Burned. Sequel to Twisted (DBC00292). Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2012.

Pretty Little Liars Series, Books 13–16
DB82734 30 hours 49 minutes

by Sara Shepard
read by Abigail Maupin
Books thirteen through sixteen, written between 2013 and 2014, featuring a group of friends whose lives spiral out of control until a final moment in the spotlight. Includes Crushed, Deadly, Toxic, and Vicious. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Pretty Girls
DB82937 13 hours 52 minutes
by Karin Slaughter
read by Jordan Leigh
Claire has not spoken to her sister Lydia since Lydia accused Claire's husband, Paul, of attacking her. Now—in the aftermath of Paul's brutal murder—Claire and Lydia band together to uncover just who Paul was and what happened to their long-missing sister. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Quarantine: The Burnouts, Book 3
DB83030 6 hours 34 minutes
by Lex Thomas
read by L.J. Ganser
David and Will are alive and virus free, but are on the outside of McKinley High. However, Lucy is inside and must deal with evil Hilary, who has taken over ruling the remaining teens left behind. Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Code of Conduct
DB82641 10 hours 36 minutes
by Brad Thor
read by Jack Fox
Ex-Navy SEAL Scot Harvath is a covert counterterrorism operative with the Carlton Group. When the director of CARE International is concerned about the welfare of a Congo clinic, Harvath agrees to lead a small team in what becomes the deadliest assignment of his career. Strong language and some violence. Bestseller. 2015.

In a Dark, Dark Wood
DB82625 10 hours 59 minutes
by Ruth Ware
read by Jill Tanner
Twenty-six-year-old British crime-fiction writer Leonora Shaw is shocked to be invited to her long-estranged friend's hen party. Soon after their arrival at the remote glass house in the woods, it becomes obvious that someone besides the invitees is on the property. Then Leonora awakens in the hospital. Strong language and some violence. 2015.

Women Crime Writers: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s & 50s
DB82592 56 hours 36 minutes
edited by Sarah Weinman
read by various narrators
Collection of eight classic noir novels by American authors Vera Caspary, Helen Eustis, Dorothy B. Hughes, and Elisabeth Sanxay Holding from the 1940s; and Patricia Highsmith, Charlotte Armstrong, Margaret Millar, and Dolores Hitchens from the 1950s. Some violence and some strong language. 2015.

Scandalous Behavior
DB83540 7 hours 13 minutes
by Stuart Woods
read by Tony Roberts
After a series of nonstop adventures, Stone Barrington is eager for some peace and quiet in a rustic setting. No sooner does he land in England, however, than he’s beset by an outrageous demand from a beautiful lady and an offer he can’t refuse. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.


I'd Walk with My Friends If I Could Find Them
DB82803 10 hours 57 minutes
by Jesse Goolsby
read by Don Feldheim
Wintric Ellis joins the army straight out of high school, is sent to Afghanistan, and is taken under the wings of Big Dax and Torres. Together, they face a horrible choice, and the repercussions of their decision echo through the years. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Cruiser
DB83259 12 hours 13 minutes
by David Poyer
read by Gregory Gorton
Captain Dan Lenson has been sent to Italy to command the USS Savo Island, which was recently run aground by its previous commander. The ship contains classified new weaponry that Dan must learn while they travel to the Middle East. Strong language and some violence. 2014.

The Towers: A Dan Lenson Novel of 9/11
DB83039 16 hours 4 minutes
by David Poyer
read by Jon Huffman
On the morning of September 11, 2001, Dan Lenson says goodbye to his wife Blair as she leaves for a meeting at the World Trade Center. He heads to the Pentagon. After the attacks, Dan is sent to the field to track down Osama bin Laden. Sequel to The Crisis (DB73602). Violence. 2011.

Anna and the Swallow Man
DB83445 6 hours 32 minutes
by Gavriel Savit
read by Allan Corduner
When her father, a university professor, is sent by the Gestapo to a concentration camp, seven-year-old Anna travels through the Polish countryside with the mysterious Swallow Man during World War II. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2016.

Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War
DB82856 16 hours 44 minutes
by P.W. Singer and August Cole
read by Luis Moreno
The United States, China, and Russia are engaged in a twenty-first-century version of the Cold War, which suddenly heats up. The fighting involves everything from drones to old warships. Everyone—from teenage hackers to Silicon Valley billionaires and a serial killer—joins the fray. Some violence and some strong language. 2015.


Far as the Eye Can See
DB82644 9 hours 56 minutes
by Robert Bausch
read by Bruce Huntey
Union veteran and deserter Bobby Hale runs to evade both the U.S. Army and the native population. Beginning with the rising Great Sioux War, Bobby spends ten years fighting his way back to the woman he thinks may save him. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Ellsworth Trail: A Ralph Compton Novel by Jory Sherman
DB82944 5 hours 46 minutes
by Ralph Compton
read by Patrick Downer
After losing everything, including his wife, Jock Kane has no desire for adventure. But when he learns that his wife’s killer—his own brother, Abel—is vying with his friend Chad at an amazing cattle sale at the Ellsworth railhead in Kansas, Jack is determined to help Chad. Some violence and some strong language. 2005.

The Palo Duro Trail: A Ralph Compton Novel by Jory Sherman
DB83100 5 hours 11 minutes
by Ralph Compton
read by Jake Williams
Felix Dagstaff agrees to drive cattle from his Texas ranch to Cheyenne, over a thousand miles away. He will need to pass through the Palo Duro Canyon, surviving perilous storms and floods. He will also have a treacherous crew with which to contend. Some violence and some strong language. 2004.

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Adult Nonfiction

Animals and Wildlife

The Secret History of Kindness: Learning from How Dogs Learn
DB82578 11 hours 8 minutes
by Melissa Holbrook Pierson
read by Kristin Allison
New dog-owner Pierson looked at a wide variety of training methods for her border collie, Mercy. She was drawn to behavioral psychologist B.F. Skinner’s techniques in positive reinforcement, as well as methods like clicker training that focus on the kind and gentle treatment of animals. 2015.


Listening to Stone: The Art and Life of Isamu Noguchi
DB83037 20 hours 7 minutes
by Hayden Herrera
read by Kerry Dukin
Author of Frida (DB55556) profiles Japanese-American sculptor and landscape architect Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988). Describes the influence of his dual heritage and childhood in Japan on the development of his art, his family and personal relationships, and his major works of art and architecture. 2015.

West of Eden: An American Place
DB83642 11 hours 19 minutes
by Jean Stein
read by various narrators
Los Angeles native's oral history follows several famous Tinseltown families and looks at how they changed Hollywood. Families examined include those of studio executive Jack Warner, stars Judy Garland and Jennifer Jones, and Stein's own father, who started the talent-agency-turned-empire Music Corporation of America (MCA). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.


The Hunt for Vulcan . . . and How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe
DB83344 5 hours 52 minutes
by Thomas Levenson
read by Kevin Pariseau
Author of Newton and the Counterfeiter (DB71648) describes the search for a planet believed to exist—due to irregularities observed in Mercury's orbit—between Mercury and the sun; and the revelation of Einstein's Theory of Relativity, which explained away the noted irregularities. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.


The House of Twenty Thousand Books
DB83636 11 hours 11 minutes
by Sasha Abramsky
read by Peter Berkrot
Journalist recreates the world of his grandparents' house. Chimen and Miriam Abramsky amassed an extensive collection of socialist literature and Jewish history, and they frequently held large gatherings to bring together great thinkers, including Eric Hobsbawm and Isaiah Berlin. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost): A Memoir
DB82742 7 hours 16 minutes
by Felicia Day
read by Kristin Allison
Memoir of an actress who made her name with the web series she created about gamers called The Guild. She shares stories of her awkward childhood, her experiences as an actress, and how she turned her love of video gaming into a successful career. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2015.

American Warlord: A True Story
DB82400 11 hours 51 minutes
by Johnny Dwyer
read by Ken Kliban
Warlord president of Liberia Charles Taylor once lived as a student in Boston and fathered a son. Raised in Florida, Chucky reunited with Charles in 1992, becoming head of a murderous militia unit. Dwyer recounts Chucky's time in Liberia and subsequent arrest upon returning to America. Violence and strong language. 2015.

Hammerhead Six: How Green Berets Waged an Unconventional War against the Taliban to Win in Afghanistan's Deadly Pech Valley
DB83430 10 hours 35 minutes
by Ronald Fry and Tad Tuleja
read by Ronald Fry
Special Forces captain recounts a mission in which he led the Green Berets A Team. In 2003, the soldiers entered Afghanistan's notorious Pech Valley and spent a successful time there, viewed as guests rather than invaders. Fry discusses the factors involved in that success. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

How to Catch a Russian Spy: The True Story of an American Civilian Turned Double Agent
DB83310 8 hours 25 minutes
by Naveed Jamali and Ellis Henican
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
In 2008 Naveed Jamali, an average American, aided an initially reluctant FBI duo in taking down a top Russian spy based at the United Nations, using only what he’d learned about spying from books, films, games, and TV. In the process, he spent four years as a civilian double agent. Some strong language. 2015.

A Very Dangerous Woman: The Lives, Loves, and Lies of Russia's Most Seductive Spy
DB82591 17 hours 10 minutes
by Deborah McDonald and Jeremy Dronfield
read by Nancy Lynne Walters
Russian aristocrat Baroness Moura Budberg began a passionate affair with British diplomat and secret agent Robert Bruce Lockhart in the early twentieth century, even while spying on him for the Bolsheviks. The authors recount Moura's attempts to save Lockhart and her continued espionage after later fleeing to England. Some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Tough as They Come
DB83269 6 hours 6 minutes
by Travis Mills and others
read by Travis Mills
After being caught in an IED blast, United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills thought he was lost, but he became one of only five soldiers to survive a quadruple amputation. The life he faced afterwards, however, resembled his old life very little. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga
DB82709 9 hours 39 minutes
by Pamela Newkirk
read by Kristin Allison
Journalist Pamela Newkirk profiles Ota Benga, a Congolese man who was featured as an exhibit at the 1904 World’s Fair and in the Bronx Zoo’s Monkey House, where he shared a cage with an orangutan. Newkirk also examines the historical context of his imprisonment, particularly the evolution of racial ideologies. 2015.

Ally: My Journey across the American-Israeli Divide
DB83584 16 hours 54 minutes
by Michael B. Oren
read by Michael B. Oren
A former Israeli ambassador to the United States during a period of transformative change and violent upheaval (from 2009 to 2013) records his experiences. Oren particularly discusses the strain placed on America's alliance with Israel during this time. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2015.

On My Own
DB83518 6 hours 7 minutes
by Diane Rehm
read by Diane Rehm
NPR radio host recounts the drawn-out death of her husband from Parkinson's disease and her struggle to rebuild her life afterwards. She focuses on her own experiences, but includes the stories of widowed friends to provide a range of reactions and coping methods. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

But Enough about Me: A Memoir
DB83315 11 hours 29 minutes
by Burt Reynolds and Jon Winokur
read by Burt Reynolds
A Hollywood leading man for six decades, Burt Reynolds tells his story through the people he's encountered along the way, beginning with his athletic adolescence. Reynolds recounts both his professional and personal lives, including his many romances and friendships, fatherhood, and his work as a teacher. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Quiet Man: The Indispensable Presidency of George H.W. Bush
DB82519 13 hours 1 minute
by John H. Sununu
read by Karl Miller
Former presidential chief of staff John H. Sununu provides an insider's account of George H.W. Bush’s term as president of the United States. Discusses Bush’s policy achievements, the first Gulf War, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and domestic legislation, including the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. 2015.

Blindness and Physical Disabilities

Digital Talking Books Plus, 2013
DB82642 27 hours 53 minutes
by National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
read by various narrators
Annual catalog of audiobooks produced on digital cartridge in 2013 for adult and young adult readers by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Lists fiction and nonfiction by subject categories. Identifies teen selections, Spanish-language books, and bestsellers. Titles are also available through the NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) service. 2014.

Business and Economics

The Globalization of Inequality
DB83056 6 hours 24 minutes
by François Bourguignon
read by Jeremy Gage
Former chief economist at the World Bank and director at the Paris School of Economics examines the change in rates of inequality both within nations and between nations in the later twentieth century and early twenty-first century. Discusses policies and trends and posits solutions for reducing inequality. 2015.

The Misfit Economy: Lessons in Creativity from Pirates, Hackers, Gangsters, and Other Informal Entrepreneurs
DB83029 6 hours 17 minutes
by Alexa Clay and Kyra Maya Phillips
read by Amanda Leigh Cobb
Examination and case studies of entrepreneurial philosophies and practices using nontraditional, and sometimes illegal, approaches. Analyzes the mindset of a misfit, potentially successful strategies optimizing misfit tendencies, and the role of misfits in the economies of the twenty-first century. 2015.

Boss Life: Surviving My Own Small Business
DB83372 11 hours 41 minutes
by Paul Downs
read by Gregory Gorton
Custom office-furniture maker and contributor to The New York Times "You're the Boss" blog recounts his experiences during 2012 in a month-by-month format. Describes setting sales targets, experiences with employees, managing cash flow, engaging with customers, and the impact of running his own business on his family. 2015.

A Passion for Leadership: Lessons on Change and Reform from Fifty Years of Public Service
DB83623 8 hours 7 minutes
by Robert M. Gates
read by George Newbern
Former secretary of defense and director of the CIA relates advice on leadership. Also drawing on experiences in academia at Texas A&M University and the College of William and Mary, Gates shares qualities of effective leaders who bridge opposing factions to effect change. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Bad Paper: Chasing Debt from Wall Street to the Underworld
DB82621 8 hours 35 minutes
by Jake Halpern
read by J.P. Linton
Journalist profiles former banking executive Aaron Siegel and his partner Brandon Wilson—a former armed robber—and the gray financial world of consumer debt collection. Discusses what happens to consumers when creditors sell off debt, regulations of the industry, and the ways the companies involved operate. Some strong language. 2014.

Foolproof: Why Safety Can Be Dangerous and How Danger Makes Us Safe
DB83321 8 hours 45 minutes
by Greg Ip
read by Jeremy Arthur
Author of The Little Book of Economics (DB78425) presents a theory of human nature and disaster, positing that increased adherence to safety measures has allowed humans to take greater risks. Examines this theory in the context of transport systems, life in cities, and financial markets. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Clay Water Brick: Finding Inspiration from Entrepreneurs Who Do the Most with the Least
DB82861 7 hours 44 minutes
by Jessica Jackley
read by Catherine Byers
Cofounder of microlending service Kiva, which specializes in crowd-sourced entrepreneurial loans to individuals in underdeveloped countries, shares her experiences in developing Kiva and the lessons she has learned. She uses stories of entrepreneurs to highlight points of advice. 2015.

The Head Game: High-Efficiency Analytic Decision-Making and the Art of Solving Complex Problems Quickly
DB82796 11 hours 5 minutes
by Philip Mudd
read by J.P. Linton
Former executive from the CIA, FBI, and White House National Security Council provides ways to analyze situations and make decisions in high-pressure environments. Discusses breaking up problems into components, identifying key impact factors, measuring performance, and determining what has not been considered but should be. 2015.

Caring Economics: Conversations on Altruism and Compassion, between Scientists, Economists, and the Dalai Lama
DB82812 5 hours 29 minutes
edited by Tania Singer and Matthieu Ricard
read by Jordan Leigh
Neuroscientist Singer and Buddhist monk Ricard collect fourteen essays examining the connections among behavioral science research, altruism, and economics. Discusses the impact of altruism on the brain, the mind-body connection, and the economic benefits of acting without ego. Includes a foreword by the Dalai Lama. 2015.

The Ten Golden Rules of Leadership: Classical Wisdom for Modern Leaders
DB83185 2 hours 46 minutes
by M.A. Soupios and Panos Mourdoukoutas
read by Gregory Maupin
Political philosopher Soupios and economist Mourdoukoutas distill the writings of classical philosophers—including Thales, Plato, Aristotle, and Hesiod—into ten rules for leadership. They discuss the meanings behind each of the rules—such as Know Thyself, Always Embrace the Truth, and Character Is Destiny—and ways to relate them to business. 2015.

The Richest Man Who Ever Lived: The Life and Times of Jacob Fugger
DB82915 9 hours 56 minutes
by Greg Steinmetz
read by John Haag
Journalist profiles the life of Jacob Fugger (1459–1525), a German banker who helped fund many royal families and the Vatican, introduced the use of double-entry bookkeeping north of the Alps, consolidated financial records for diverse enterprises, and inadvertently prompted the Reformation. Examines his lasting financial and social legacies. 2015.

Floating City: A Rogue Sociologist Lost and Found in New York's Underground Economy
DB83272 8 hours 20 minutes
by Sudhir Venkatesh
read by Sudhir Venkatesh
Sociologist shares findings of his research into the underground economy of New York City, which was gathered by interviewing prostitutes, socialites, immigrants, academics, high-level drug bosses, and street-level dealers. Examines its impact on the city's social transformation and economic prosperity. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Career and Job Training

Good Mourning
DB83231 6 hours 17 minutes
by Elizabeth Meyer
read by Teresa Willis
A funeral director shares her journey to involvement in the industry. She begins with the death of her father from cancer and her first job at the elite funeral home where his service was held. She describes funerals she has helped plan, workplace issues, family reactions, and more. Strong language. 2015.


The Dark Net: Inside the Digital Underworld
DB82835 9 hours 47 minutes
by Jamie Bartlett
read by Chuck Young
Technology academic and columnist explores areas of the Internet that are havens for questionable activities. Examines the growth of the Internet from its earliest days, types of personalities who benefit from anonymity, and how the Internet is used outside the public eye. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2014.


Three Many Cooks: One Mom, Two Daughters; Their Shared Stories of Food, Faith and Family
DB82652 7 hours 35 minutes
by Pam Anderson and others
read by Mare Trevathan
Anderson, food expert for AARP and former Cook's Illustrated executive editor, and her daughters Keet and Damelio, who run a popular blog with the same title as this book, discuss their history with cooking, the role of the kitchen in their family, and their food philosophy. Includes twenty-six recipes. Some strong language. 2015.


Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement
DB82648 27 hours 53 minutes
by Devery S. Anderson
read by Kerry Dukin
Using a wealth of new evidence, Anderson revisits the murder of fourteen-year-old African American Emmett Till from Chicago. In 1955, Emmett was visiting Mississippi relatives when he was killed for allegedly flirting with a white woman. Discusses the trial, the acquittal by a white jury, the five-decades-later autopsy, and Emmett's legacy. Some violence. 2015.

While the City Slept: A Love Lost to Violence and a Young Man's Descent into Madness
DB83543 9 hours 50 minutes
by Eli Sanders
read by Rene Ruiz
A reporter expands upon his 2009 Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of a Seattle murder and the system that failed to act on the signs of mental illness. When the lives of lovers Teresa Butz and Jennifer Hopper intersect with that of young Isaiah Kalebu, all three paths are forever altered. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.


Will College Pay Off? A Guide to the Most Important Financial Decision You Will Ever Make
DB82746 9 hours 20 minutes
by Peter Cappelli
read by Erik Sandvold
Human-resources and education-policy analyst examines the financial challenges of higher education in the twenty-first century. Cappelli offers decision-making criteria for determining the best solution for your situation, including major areas of study, financial aid, and school selection. Provides policy suggestions for future legislation. 2015.


When Parents Part: How Mothers and Fathers Can Help Their Children Deal with Separation and Divorce
DB82867 9 hours 23 minutes
by Penelope Leach
read by Suzanne Duvall
The author of Your Baby and Child (DB53167) provides a practical guide to caring for children during and after separation or divorce. Leach discusses the ways children are affected and how parents can minimize the impact throughout different stages of life, from infancy to adulthood. 2015.

How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success
DB82804 14 hours 6 minutes
by Julie Lythcott-Haims
read by Anne Hancock
An examination of rising parental involvement in the lives of their adult children and the increasing number of young adults finding adult life difficult to handle. Focusing on college students, the author highlights ways overparenting causes harm and offers strategies to help children develop resilience and resourcefulness. 2015.

Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family
DB83433 8 hours 46 minutes
by Amy Ellis Nutt
read by Amy Ellis Nutt
Chronicles the lives of the conservative Maines family who, having adopted identical twin boys as babies, were destabilized by the realization that one of the boys identified as a girl. The author details the emotional fallout, resistance and accommodation within the family, and the fight for Nicole's rights. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Blended: Writers on the Stepfamily Experience
DB82781 9 hours 55 minutes
edited by Samantha Waltz
read by Laura Giannarelli
Collection of essays from thirty writers, all of whom have lived with stepfamilies. The essays are divided into five categories: "Coming Together," "Self-Discovery," "Evolution," "Acceptance," and "Reflections." Includes both serious and humorous accounts covering blended families of many different shapes. 2015.


Small-Space Vegetable Gardens: Growing Great Edibles in Containers, Raised Beds, and Small Plots
DB83087 7 hours 18 minutes
by Andrea Bellamy
read by Kerry Dukin
Focusing on the special challenges of gardening in containers and small plots, Bellamy gives tips on designing and building garden areas to make the most of small spaces. Offers advice on growing in tight settings and provides an A-to-Z list of plants, including container suitability. 2014.

The Reason for Flowers: Their History, Culture, Biology, and How They Change Our Lives
DB83198 13 hours 54 minutes
by Stephen Buchmann
read by Lou Harpenau
A pollination ecologist examines the impact of flowers in our world. Starting with their intersection with bees, butterflies, and other pollinating insects, he moves on to the use of flowers in food, medicine, and perfume. He also looks at flowers in our culture, myths, and legends. 2015.

Government and Politics

United States of Jihad: Investigating America's Homegrown Terrorists
DB83451 12 hours 19 minutes
by Peter Bergen
read by Nicholas Guy Smith
Examines Americans who have embraced militant Islam at home and abroad: roughly three hundred Americans were indicted or convicted of terrorism charges between the 9/11 attacks and 2015. Bergen analyzes their motivations and training and documents the tactics implemented to track these individuals. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The New Spymasters: Inside the Modern World of Espionage from the Cold War to Global Terror
DB82760 16 hours 45 minutes
by Stephen Grey
read by Richard Davidson
In the ever-changing world of espionage, the world's spy masters have begun to shun human intelligence gathering, replacing it with technical methods such as satellite photography and global communications interception. Journalist Stephen Grey examines how this has failed at times, however, and provides a history of favored techniques and technologies. 2015.

Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires behind the Rise of the Radical Right
DB83381 16 hours 57 minutes
by Jane Mayer
read by Kirsten Potter
Using interviews, public records, private papers, and court proceedings, the author attempts to trace the trail of the money spent by a network of wealthy individuals bankrolling a plan to alter the American political system. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Children of Paradise: The Struggle for the Soul of Iran
DB83537 17 hours 43 minutes
by Laura Secor
read by Mozhan Marno
Journalist provides a portrait of Iran, beginning with Iran's sudden shift to a revolutionary theocracy in 1979. Examines the internal drama that has taken place in the interim and details the never-ending struggle for change among its people. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Home Management

Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up
DB83450 5 hours 33 minutes
by Marie Kondo
read by Sumalee Montano
The author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (DB80607) presents step-by-step instructions for her KonMari decluttering and organizing methods, including folding clothing, organizing drawers and closets, cleaning and hobby supplies, digital photos, and more. She also answers frequently asked questions. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.


Furiously Happy
DB83517 8 hours 22 minutes
by Jenny Lawson
read by Jenny Lawson
Lawson, better known as "The Bloggess," returns with another collection of essays following Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (DB74647). Candid and conversational, topics range from taxidermy to cat stories to honest revelations about the author’s struggles with mental illness. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.


Steering the Craft: A Twenty-First-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story
DB83047 5 hours 16 minutes
by Ursula K. Le Guin
read by Jill Ferris
An award-winning author provides a guide to the craft of writing. In ten chapters, Le Guin addresses the fundamental components of narrative. Includes examples from global canon, commentary from Le Guin, and writing exercises that may be conducted solo or in a group. Some strong language. 1998.

eTicket Spanish: Audio Phrasebook
DB83399 2 hours 8 minutes
by Living Language
read by narrators various
A simple and practical Latin American Spanish audio phrasebook that covers all of the travel essentials. Commercial audiobook. English/Spanish language. 2009.

In the Land of Invented Languages: A Celebration of Linguistic Creativity, Madness, and Genius
DB82572 10 hours 44 minutes
by Arika Okrent
read by Jeremy Gage
Linguist Arika Okrent describes humanity’s continuous quest to build a better universal language. She examines Esperanto, Babm, Blissymbolics, Loglan, and many more of the nearly nine hundred other invented languages created over the centuries. Information is provided about the languages, their creators, and the reasoning behind their individual creation. 2009.

Legal Issues

Law 101: Fourth Edition
DB82294 20 hours 2 minutes
by Jay M. Feinman
read by J.P. Linton
Law professor provides overview of information typically taught during the first year of law school. Using well-known cases to illustrate his points, Feinman discusses, among other things, constitutional law, the litigation process, personal injury and tort law, contracts, and criminal and property laws. 2014.


Unbuttoning America: A Biography of Peyton Place
DB83161 9 hours 20 minutes
by Ardis Cameron
read by Suzanne Toren
An American Studies professor examines the cultural context, history, and impact of Peyton Place (DB12364), written by Grace Metalious and published in 1956. Discusses shifting standards of acceptability in popular novels, women's sexuality in the 1950s, the 1947 murder that inspired the story, and Metalious's own experiences before and after publication. 2015.

The Art of X-Ray Reading: How the Secrets of 25 Great Works of Literature Will Improve Your Writing
DB83534 8 hours 12 minutes
by Roy Peter Clark
read by Jefferson Mays
Author of The Glamour of Grammar (DB73411) examines writing lessons that can be gleaned from twenty-five classic texts, such as The Great Gatsby, The Bluest Eye, and Lolita. He demonstrates how to mine these works for invaluable writing strategies and apply them. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Great Detective: The Amazing Rise and Immortal Life of Sherlock Holmes
DB82795 15 hours 4 minutes
by Zach Dundas
read by George Holmes
Journalist provides a history and pseudo-biography of the famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. Examines the inspiration for Holmes and Watson as well as the history and culture that sprang up around the characters, including the countless reimaginings Arthur Conan Doyle’s work has sparked. 2015.

The Art of Memoir
DB83095 6 hours 16 minutes
by Mary Karr
read by Mare Trevathan
Author of bestselling memoirs such as Lit (DB70207) gives advice on writing in this very personal genre. Details ways to find your voice and to deal with the reactions of family and friends described in your book. Includes an appendix with 200 recommended memoirs. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2015.

The Other Serious: Essays for the New American Generation
DB83203 7 hours 30 minutes
by Christy Wampole
read by Kristin Allison
Collection of fourteen essays by American-born French and Italian professor explores American culture of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Explores cultivated lifestyles such as "hipsterism," communication between generations, regional influences such as "southern niceness," and the ways feminism is expressed in the movie Labyrinth, among other subjects. 2015.

Medicine and Health

Our Grandchildren Redesigned: Life in the Bioengineered Society of the Near Future
DB83516 8 hours 53 minutes
by Michael Bess
read by Bob Souer
Technology historian examines the state of biotechnology in the twenty-first century, including drugs, bioelectronics, and genetics. Speculates about the development of new and improved technologies. Considers the ethical implications of areas of research if brought to fruition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Heart and Hands: A Midwife's Guide to Pregnancy and Birth
DB82806 20 hours 14 minutes
by Elizabeth Davis
read by Kerry Dukin
Revised and updated guide from a practicing midwife. She discusses how to become a midwife and establish a practice. Includes instructions, advice, and anecdotes for midwives and expectant parents on prenatal and postpartum care, assisting at births, and problems that may arise during pregnancy and labor. 2012.

The Brain: The Story of You
DB83316 5 hours 39 minutes
by David Eagleman
read by David Eagleman
Author of Incognito (DB73699) and coauthor of Wednesday Is Indigo Blue (DB80556) explores the inner workings of the brain. Discusses existential questions (including "What is reality?" and "Who are 'you'?"), as well as what allows humans to participate in extreme sports, serve on juries, and interpret facial expressions. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals That Brought Me Home
DB82507 8 hours 41 minutes
by Jessica Fechtor
read by Nicola Daval
Fechtor reflects on her life before and after suffering a brain aneurysm at the age of twenty-eight. She describes hospitalizations, surgeries that resulted in her losing sight in one eye, and her rehabilitation process, in which her love of food and cooking played a key role. Includes recipes. 2015.

When Breath Becomes Air
DB83643 5 hours 37 minutes
by Paul Kalanithi
read by various narrators
On the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, the author was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. Kalanithi wrote about his own experience with dying to help others face their mortality. His wife's epilogue follows his 2015 death. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2015.

Buzzed: The Straight Facts about the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy
DB82433 14 hours 30 minutes
by Cynthia Kuhn and others
read by Mark Ashby
Updated fourth edition describes the physiological effects of drugs on the body, including dangerous interactions and addiction potential. Discusses caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol as well as illegal and prescription drugs. Provides information on the brain and medical and legal issues involving drugs. Glossary of drug slang appended. 2014.

The Breast Cancer Survival Manual: A Step-by-Step Guide for Women with Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer
DB82868 7 hours 21 minutes
by John Link and others
read by Jake Williams
Oncologist advises women on how to obtain the data they need to make an informed choice regarding treatment that is right for them. Examines quality-of-life issues, available drugs and surgeries, lifestyle choices, and genetic risks. Gives specific questions to ask physicians. Completely revised and updated fifth edition. 2012.

Had I Known: A Memoir of Survival
DB83028 10 hours 26 minutes
by Joan Lunden
read by Catherine Byers
Long-time television personality and mother of seven details her experience with triple-negative breast cancer, with which she was diagnosed at sixty-three in 2014. Discusses going public with her battle—including a bald cover shot on People Magazine—and the help she received along the way. 2015.

Dr. Patrick Walsh's Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer
DB83021 26 hours 15 minutes
by Patrick C. Walsh and Janet Farrar Worthington
read by Bob Moore
Revised and updated third edition of the guide by the world-renowned Johns Hopkins urologist and an award-winning science writer. Details the state of knowledge and treatment, and explains the uniqueness of every case. Provides a second opinion by outlining tests and factors to consider when determining the best course of treatment. 2012.


Boys in the Trees
DB83691 13 hours 27 minutes
by Carly Simon
read by Carly Simon
Singer-songwriter Carly Simon chronicles her childhood, anxiety-ridden entry into performing, and many famous relationships, including her marriage to fellow folk-rocker James Taylor. She also talks about the origins of some of her most popular songs. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Dylan Goes Electric! Newport, Seeger, Dylan, and the Night That Split the Sixties
DB83177 13 hours 54 minutes
by Elijah Wald
read by Andy Pyle
An account of Bob Dylan’s electric performance at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. The author places the show in the broader context of the changes occurring in folk music at the time. He also details the festival through interviews with attendees and other performers. Some strong language. 2015.

Love Becomes a Funeral Pyre: A Biography of The Doors
DB83375 16 hours 2 minutes
by Mick Wall
read by Ryan Dalusung
A music journalist delves deep into the story of seminal 1960s band The Doors and its front man, Jim Morrison. The author interviewed the three other band members, as well as friends, associates, producers, and Morrison’s former lovers. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Nature and the Environment

The Mercy of the Sky: The Story of a Tornado
DB83414 9 hours 37 minutes
by Holly Bailey
read by Kristin Allison
Journalist and native of Moore, Oklahoma, chronicles the May 20, 2013, EF-5 tornado that killed twenty-five people, including ten children. Discusses the path of the storm, which hit two elementary schools and a hospital among other sites, reactions on the ground, and the aftermath. 2015.

The Great Transition: Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Solar and Wind Energy
DB82874 6 hours 24 minutes
by Lester R. Brown and others
read by Bill Wallace
Brown, author of Plan B (DB57616), and fellow researchers at the Earth Policy Institute summarize investigations into the impact of fossil fuels and the costs and benefits of transitioning to alternative energy sources, including wind and solar power. They present case studies from across the world, including the U.S. Midwest. 2015.

The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World
DB83057 17 hours 58 minutes
by Andrea Wulf
read by George Holmes
Historian examines the life of naturalist Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859). Discusses his expeditions through the Americas and Russia; his friendships and interactions with luminaries of his day, including Goethe, Thomas Jefferson, and Simón Bolívar; and the influence of his writings on Charles Darwin and John Muir. 2015.


A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama's Vision for Our World
DB82794 7 hours 55 minutes
by Daniel Goleman
read by Ken Kliban
A psychologist and longtime friend of the Dalai Lama discusses the exiled Tibetan leader's message of compassion. The Dalai Lama believes the guiding principle of compassion can be used to transform individual lives and solve societal issues involving violence, inequality, education, and the environment. 2015.


Count the Waves: Poems
DB82813 1 hour 20 minutes
by Sandra Beasley
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Collection of forty-six poems examining the creation and loss of intimacy during travels, both physical and mental. "The Emperor's Valentine" compares a relationship to the ways monkeys, turtles, and other wild animals interact with the world. Some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Indivisible: Poems for Social Justice
DB83085 2 hours 13 minutes
edited by Gail Bush and Randy Meyer
read by Andy Pyle
Collection of fifty-four previously published poems expressing feelings and a call to action on various social-justice issues. Contributors include Maya Angelou, Wendell Berry, Philip Dacey, Tupac Shakur, and more. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2013.

Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation
DB82932 5 hours 9 minutes
edited by Brett Fletcher Lauer and Lynn Melnick
read by Erin Jones
Collection of poems by one hundred younger poets from diverse backgrounds. Their work has been showcased in the New Yorker and on Twitter and other social media. Concludes with zany insights of each poet. Some violence. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2015.

The Road Not Taken: Finding America in the Poem Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong
DB83264 4 hours 33 minutes
by David Orr
read by Bill Delaney
Poetry columnist for the New York Times Book Review analyzes Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken." Examines the life of Frost, the literary meaning of the poem, interpretations of the central question, and the point of view of the narrator. 2015.

Letters to a Young Poet
DB83337 1 hour 53 minutes
by Rainer Maria Rilke
read by various narrators
In ten letters written to an aspiring poet, Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926) reveals his own creative genius. Rilke's correspondence provides insights into his greatest poetry, as well as his ideas concerning art, love, and death. Translated from German. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1903.

New and Selected Poems: 1962–2012
DB83462 6 hours 40 minutes
by Charles Simic
read by Andy Pyle
Award-winning former poet laureate of the United States Charles Simic collects nearly four hundred poems from across his career, including many revisions, along with seventeen never-before-published poems. The poems cover a range of topics, from the inscrutability of ordinary life to American blues, from folktales to marriage and war. 2013.

Psychology and Self-Help

The Bipolar Relationship: How to Understand, Help, and Love Your Partner
DB83097 7 hours 33 minutes
by Jon P. Bloch and others
read by Jake Williams
A sociologist, a psychologist, and a woman with bipolar disorder all attempt to help readers better understand the condition. Their focus is on helping the loved ones of patients and includes both clinical advice and help with relationship issues such as communication and intimacy. 2009.

Nonsense: The Power of Not Knowing
DB83380 7 hours 49 minutes
by Jamie Holmes
read by Jamie Holmes
A fellow at the New America think tank tackles the idea of uncertainty. He believes that Americans have a desire for closure that can lead to negative consequences and gives examples where ambiguity can be a positive thing. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It . . . Every Time
DB83434 12 hours 31 minutes
by Maria Konnikova
read by Maria Konnikova
Psychologist and author of Mastermind: How to Think like Sherlock Holmes (DB76198) looks at con artists—from small-time swindlers to Ponzi-scheme runners like Bernie Madoff. Explores what makes them successful, what all cons share in common, and why we fall for cons. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Smoking Cigarettes, Eating Glass: A Psychologist's Memoir
DB83300 11 hours 31 minutes
by Annita Perez Sawyer
read by Suzanne Duvall
A practicing psychotherapist recalls her misdiagnosis and institutionalization as a teenager in the 1960s, leading to eighty-nine electroshock treatments that resulted in memory loss and temporarily masked deeper emotional trauma. Sawyer untangles the complexities of childhood damage and describes the long path to understanding and healing. 2015.

Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity
DB82931 21 hours 19 minutes
by Steve Silberman
read by Kerry Dukin
A science journalist explores the past, present, and future of autism diagnosis and treatment. Once seen simply as a mental handicap, autism is now considered a spectrum disorder with a wide range in severity and symptoms, and possibly a natural and valuable variation in human cognition. Bestseller. 2015.

The Worm at the Core: On the Role of Death in Life
DB82580 9 hours 41 minutes
by Sheldon Solomon and others
read by Jon Pinnow
Three psychologists look at how the fear of death affects human behavior. They suggest coping methods for dealing with the concept of mortality and provide a historical perspective on cultural awareness of death and current research on how fear of death affects people’s actions and attitudes. Some strong language. 2015.


God for the Rest of Us: Experience Unbelievable Love, Unlimited Hope, and Uncommon Grace
DB83207 7 hours 36 minutes
by Vince Antonucci
read by Bill Wallace
Pastor for a church on the Las Vegas Strip and star of a television show shares tales of his faith and ministry. He discusses lessons learned and illustrated by people he has met and counseled, including prostitutes, the shame-filled, addicts, the tattooed, atheists, and others. 2015.

Called for Life: How Loving Our Neighbor Led Us into the Heart of the Ebola Epidemic
DB83101 7 hours 37 minutes
by Kent Brantly and Amber Brantly
read by Bill Wallace
Kent Brantly, a medical doctor and the first Ebola patient treated in the United States, and his wife Amber, a nurse, discuss the Ebola outbreak in Africa in 2014, ways their religious convictions led them to serving on medical missions, and the toll and treatment of Kent's diagnosis. 2015.

The Sins of Brother Curtis: A Story of Betrayal, Conviction, and the Mormon Church
DB83239 12 hours 29 minutes
by Lisa Davis
read by Kerry Dukin
Journalist Lisa Davis recounts how Mormon Sunday-school teacher Frank Curtis preyed on his young charges, even as he was protected by the church elders who knew of his behavior. She also describes events leading up to his crimes and the assembly of the case against his behavior. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

Who Is Allah?
DB82832 8 hours 28 minutes
by Bruce B. Lawrence
read by Mark Ashby
Islamic studies professor examines history, culture, theology, politics, and media to explain the importance of the central expression of the Muslim religion: Allah. Lawrence discusses art, rituals, divergent sets of practices, and the influence of religious practice on scientific and mathematical exploration. 2015.

Spiritual Defiance: Building a Beloved Community of Resistance
DB82706 5 hours 23 minutes
by Robin Meyers
read by David Rutherford
Minister expands on a series of lectures discussing the role of the American church in the twenty-first century. Examines means of personal growth and connection with religious traditions, church community as an alternative to dominant culture, and the purpose of the church counter to that of the political state. 2015.

The Name of God Is Mercy
DB83513 3 hours 7 minutes
by Pope Francis
read by various narrators
Through a conversation with a Vatican reporter, Pope Francis (born 1936) expounds on his belief that "mercy is the first attribute of God." Uses supporting examples from his own early years as well as experiences doing pastoral work. Discusses why the Catholic Church's doors should remain open to everyone. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Buddha's Wife: The Path of Awakening Together
DB82910 10 hours 3 minutes
by Janet Surrey and Samuel Shem
read by Catherine Byers
Psychologist and Buddhist dharma-leader Surrey and medical doctor Shem explore the meaning and impact of the life of the Buddha's wife, Yasodhara, through a fictional tale of her life between abandonment by her husband and her joining his religious community. Includes a Reader's Companion, with life lessons and reflections. 2015.

Science and Technology

The Ordinary Spaceman: From Boyhood Dreams to Astronaut
DB82817 14 hours 33 minutes
by Clayton C. Anderson
read by David Rutherford
Anderson recounts applying to the astronaut program fifteen times in as many years before his ultimate selection, and describes the struggles and successes of his subsequent career—including spending 167 days on the International Space Station and more than forty hours on space walks. 2015.

Single Digits: In Praise of Small Numbers
DB83041 8 hours 6 minutes
by Marc Chamberland
read by Barry Bernson
Mathematician examines the history, use, and popular expression of the numbers one through nine. Discusses important mathematical formulas, theorems, problems, and conjectures centered around each featured number. 2015.

Big Science: Ernest Lawrence and the Invention That Launched the Military-Industrial Complex
DB83034 18 hours 19 minutes
by Michael Hiltzik
read by Bill Burton
Author of Dealers of Lightning (DB50127) and Colossus (DB72792) profiles Ernest O. Lawrence (1901–1958) who won the 1939 Nobel Prize for Physics for his invention of the cyclotron. Details the influence of the cyclotron on the development of scientific research into the twenty-first century. 2015.

Sonic Wind: The Story of John Paul Stapp and How a Renegade Doctor Became the Fastest Man on Earth
DB82859 16 hours 52 minutes
by Craig Ryan
read by Brandon Bujnowski
Profile of Colonel John Paul Stapp (1910–1999), a medical doctor who was best known for high-risk research on safety factors in acceleration and deceleration, which led to him being known at one point as "the fastest man on earth." Discusses his personal life, military career, and contributions to science. 2015.

How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction
DB83482 9 hours 18 minutes
by Beth Shapiro
read by Kerry Dukin
Evolutionary biologist explains the science and ethics of recreating extinct species such as woolly mammoths, dodos, the Yangtze River dolphin, Steller's sea cow, the Tasmanian tiger, and more. Discusses determining candidate species, obtaining viable DNA, and the cloning process. 2015.

Social Sciences

Shadow Work: The Unpaid, Unseen Jobs That Fill Your Day
DB83254 8 hours 32 minutes
by Craig Lambert
read by Bob Moore
A former Harvard Magazine editor examines unpaid tasks that people perform on behalf of businesses and organizations, often without even realizing it. Lambert contends that this trend is fueled by advancing technology and skyrocketing personnel costs, and argues that it results in personalized consumption, social leveling, and the weakening of communities. 2015.

Sports and Recreation

The Three-Year Swim Club: The Untold Story of Maui's Sugar Ditch Kids and Their Quest for Olympic Glory
DB83154 14 hours 50 minutes
by Julie Checkoway
read by Alex Chadwick
The story of Soichi Sakamoto and the Japanese American children he trained to be champion swimmers, hoping to have them compete in the 1940 Olympic Games. The children came from extreme poverty on Maui, swimming in the irrigation ditches of the sugar plantation where they lived. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Year of the Dunk: A Modest Defiance of Gravity
DB82582 8 hours 46 minutes
by Asher Price
read by Jon Pinnow
Journalist Price decides, as he turns thirty-four, that he will learn how to slam dunk a basketball, despite having no history or particular affinity with athletics. He spends a year getting in shape, studying the physics of jumping, and pondering whether determination can overcome physical limitations. Some strong language. 2015.

Yoga for Your Mind and Body: A Teenage Practice for a Healthy, Balanced Life
DB82619 3 hours 5 minutes
by Rebecca Rissman
read by Colleen Delany
Teen guide that presents yoga techniques and poses to promote brain power, stress relief, strength, and fitness. Also discusses incorporating different props to assist in asana and the practice of meditation. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2015.

My Fight/Your Fight
DB83042 11 hours 12 minutes
by Ronda Rousey
read by Theresa Conkin
A mixed-martial-arts champion and two-time Olympian in judo shares her story. Her battles in and out of the ring highlight the passion and determination that have been the keys to her success. Violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2015.

The Grind: Inside Baseball's Endless Season
DB82814 4 hours 39 minutes
by Barry Svrluga
read by David Rutherford
Assembled and expanded from a series of articles written for the Washington Post about the Nationals baseball team. Examines the challenges players face due to the lengthy baseball season, which, at 162 regular games, is longer than any other American professional sport. 2015.

The Fall Line: How American Ski Racers Conquered a Sport on the Edge
DB82542 14 hours 8 minutes
by Nathaniel Vinton
read by Jake Williams
Sports reporter Vinton examines the extreme (and extremely dangerous) sport of downhill ski racing, focusing on the run-up to the 2010 Olympic Games. He looks at the history of the sport and superstars of the 2009 World Cup season, including Bode Miller and Lindsey Vonn. 2015.

This Is Your Brain on Sports: The Science of Underdogs, the Value of Rivalry, and What We Can Learn from the T-Shirt Cannon
DB83641 8 hours 51 minutes
by L. Jon Wertheim and Sam Sommers
read by Keith Szarabajka
A Sports Illustrated editor and a psychologist collaborate on this study of the ways sports influence human behavior. Issues examined include the role of rivalry in sports, the appeal of underdogs, and whether the Olympics promote world peace. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.


The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain
DB83624 14 hours 6 minutes
by Bill Bryson
read by Nathan Osgood
Author of A Walk in the Woods (DB46519) and Notes from a Small Island (DB46281) returns to England twenty years after the latter book. Describes a number of sites he visits, including London, Oxford, and Morecambe Bay, and recounts historical and modern stories of residents. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Bulls before Breakfast: Running with the Bulls and Celebrating Fiesta de San Fermín in Pamplona, Spain
DB82923 10 hours 19 minutes
by Peter N. Milligan
read by Bruce Huntey
Attorney recounts the more than seventy times he has participated in the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, including the annual Fiesta de San Fermín on July 6. Describes trips he has taken with his younger brother, the highs he has experienced, injuries, and why he continues to run. 2015.

U.S. History

The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House
DB82761 10 hours 52 minutes
by Kate Andersen Brower
read by Carol Jacobanis
Journalist offers an intimate account of daily life in the White House for its service staff who tend to the needs of the First Family. Brower includes first-person anecdotes, interviews with staff, and archival research to illuminate the details of life in the White House. Some strong language. 2015.

Mochi's War: The Tragedy of Sand Creek
DB83234 5 hours 20 minutes
by Chris Enss and Howard Kazanjian
read by Bill Burton
The authors recount Colorado’s Sand Creek Massacre and its aftermath, which served as a turning point for the Civil War-era Colorado Territory and in U.S.-Native American relations. The tragedy occurred when Colonel John Chivington ordered his soldiers to fire on a small band of Cheyenne. 2015.

We're Still Here Ya Bastards: How the People of New Orleans Rebuilt Their City
DB83055 15 hours 4 minutes
by Roberta Brandes Gratz
read by Catherine Byers
The author provides a panoramic examination of the revival of New Orleans in the years following Hurricane Katrina. Also examines potentially problematic governmental policies affecting the city, the corrupt prison system, the closing of Charity Hospital, the future of public education, and the rise of gentrification in the city. 2015.

Empire of Deception: The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation
DB82926 9 hours 51 minutes
by Dean Jobb
read by Bill Burton
Journalist recounts how, in 1920s Chicago, lawyer Leo Koretz enticed hundreds of people to invest $30 million (the equivalent of $400 million in the 2010s) in phantom timberland and nonexistent oil wells. Koretz vanished in 1923 when his scheme finally collapsed, but he was later found and sent to prison. 2015.

Killing Reagan: The Violent Assault That Changed a Presidency
DB83693 9 hours 12 minutes
by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
read by various narrators
Authors of Killing Lincoln (DB73850) and Killing Kennedy (DB75615) profile the career of President Ronald Reagan, including his rise to power and the efforts of those seeking to overturn him. They begin with Reagan’s time in Hollywood and continue through his years in the White House. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2015.

The Life and Adventures of a Haunted Convict
DB83539 10 hours 18 minutes
by Austin Reed
read by various narrators
A prison memoir by an African American writer born in the 1820s. Though born free, he spent most of his early life in forced labor, both as a prisoner and as an indentured servant. Reed provides a first-person account of antebellum life in the North. Edited by Caleb Smith with a 2016 introduction. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1858.

Katrina: After the Flood
DB82914 16 hours 50 minutes
by Gary Rivlin
read by Karl Miller
A journalist traces the decade following the day Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana. He examines efforts to rebuild New Orleans and the storm’s lasting effects on the city’s geography and infrastructure, as well as its social fabric. He profiles a variety of individuals, including politicians, business owners, and teachers. 2015.

Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848–1868
DB82759 16 hours 39 minutes
by Cokie Roberts
read by Catherine Byers
Journalist examines the roles played by the women living in Washington, D.C., during the Civil War. Many enlisted as, among other things, nurses, relief workers, journalists, and munitions manufacturers. Utilizes newspaper articles, government records, private letters, diaries, and other primary sources to tell their stories. 2015.


Courage and Defiance: Stories of Spies, Saboteurs, and Survivors in World War II Denmark
DB83082 6 hours 7 minutes
by Deborah Hopkinson
read by Jack Fox
Recounts the events following the Nazi occupation of Denmark on April 9, 1940, which led to the Danish resistance and the rescue of more than seven thousand Jews during World War II. Some violence. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2015.

World History

Ardennes 1944: The Battle of the Bulge
DB83317 14 hours 37 minutes
by Antony Beevor
read by Sean Barrett
Historian and author of D-Day (DB70368) and Stalingrad (DB53544) recounts Hitler's final efforts to split the Allies in the snow-covered forests and gorges of the Ardennes in Belgium. He describes the battle, which finally broke the Wehrmacht. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Invitation-Only Zone: The True Story of North Korea's Abduction Project
DB83396 7 hours 17 minutes
by Robert S. Boynton
read by Ralph Lister
In 2002, Kim Jong-il admitted North Korea's involvement in the kidnapping of thirteen Japanese citizens in an effort to turn them into spies. When this failed, however, they were kept imprisoned in "Invitation-Only Zones" to teach Japanese to North Korean spies. Using abductee interviews, the author reconstructs their lives. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Trigger: Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the World to War
DB82617 12 hours 32 minutes
by Tim Butcher
read by Colin Davies
Journalist retraces the steps of Gavrilo Princip, the teenager whose assasination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand sparked the beginning of World War I. Butcher visits Princip's childhood home in a feudal frontier village, interviews surviving relatives, examines school records, and more, in an attempt to illuminate Princip as an individual. 2014.

The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club
DB83257 5 hours 24 minutes
by Phillip Hoose
read by Joe Peck
Recounts the actions of young resistance fighters in Denmark after the Nazi occupation during World War II. Led by fourteen-year-old Knud Pedersen, the group named the Churchill Club committed acts of sabotage that led to their imprisonment and sparked a national resistance movement. Some violence. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2015.

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History
DB83340 4 hours 54 minutes
by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger
read by Brian Kilmeade
Journalists recount how, just a few weeks after his inauguration in 1801, President Jefferson confronted the Tripoli pirates. The pirates had been kidnapping American ships and sailors, and Jefferson escalated the conflict to an all-out war against the Barbary states. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Red Fortress: History and Illusion in the Kremlin
DB82250 21 hours 55 minutes
by Catherine Merridale
read by Catherine Byers
The Russian Kremlin, a fortress with red walls, has witnessed over eight hundred years of political drama and extraordinary violence, serving purposes political, religious, economic, and social. Historian Merridale traces the history of this building and the events that have taken place inside its walls. Some violence. 2013.

Shell-Shocked: On the Ground under Israel's Gaza Assault
DB83638 10 hours 13 minutes
by Mohammed Omer
read by Suzanne Toren
First-hand account by journalist who lived through Operation Protective Edge of 2014, the third and most deadly major Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip within six years. Details the horrors of that time, providing images of the chaos, violence, and terror of the attacks. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Transformation of the World: A Global History of the Nineteenth Century
DB82484 51 hours 30 minutes
by Jürgen Osterhammel
read by Bruce Huntey
Historian examines, on a global scale, the forces that drove change during the nineteenth century. Changes in technology, culture, social issues, and politics are all widely discussed. Also demonstrates how this century paved the way for both the catastrophes and developments of the next. Originally published in German in 2009. 2014.

The Edge of the World: A Cultural History of the North Sea and the Transformation of Europe
DB83053 15 hours 14 minutes
by Michael Pye
read by George Holmes
An examination of the cultural transformation sparked by events centered in the North Sea region during the Dark Ages, between the fall of the Roman Empire and the beginning of the rise of Europe. The author profiles the technology, science, law, and culture that led up to the emergence of modernity. 2014.

Masters of Death: The SS-Einsatzgruppen and the Invention of the Holocaust
DB82665 13 hours 38 minutes
by Richard Rhodes
read by Mark Ashby
Pulitzer prize-winning historian and journalist examines the role of the Einsatzgruppen "special task forces" created by Heinrich Himmler during the Holocaust. They followed the army and acted as the first stage of the Final Solution, killing over 1.5 million people between 1941 and 1943. Violence. 2002.

Hitler's Forgotten Children: A True Story of the Lebensborn Program and One Woman's Search for Her Real Identity
DB83436 7 hours 22 minutes
by Ingrid von Oelhafen and Tim Tate
read by Davina Porter
The Lebensborn program was designed by the Nazi regime to create an Aryan master race. The author, one of the babies chosen for this program, examines the kidnapping of nearly half a million like herself, as well as the murder of those ultimately deemed "substandard." Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

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Books for Children

Listed books were recently sent to cooperating libraries. Books and magazines are also available for immediate download from the NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) site at To order books or sign up for BARD, contact your local cooperating library. Regional library telephone numbers and email addresses are listed on the last pages of this magazine.

Books are listed alphabetically within the headings Children’s Fiction and Children’s Nonfiction by subject category, author last name, and title. For example, the title Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown would be listed in Children’s Fiction under the Classics subject category and by the last name Brown.

Children's Fiction


The Terror of the Southlands: The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates
DB82934 7 hours 34 minutes
by Caroline Carlson
read by Jill Fox
After demonstrating her misfit-seafarers' skills in Magic Marks the Spot (DB82482), Hilary is finally a pirate. But unless she finds a treasure soon or embarks on a daring mission, Hilary's place in the league of pirates remains in jeopardy. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2014.

Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics
DB83378 6 hours 6 minutes
by Chris Grabenstein
read by Jesse Bernstein
Mr. Lemoncello has invited teams from all across America to compete in the first Library Olympics, but someone is trying to censor what the kids are reading. Sequel to Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library (DB77918). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2016.

Digby O'Day and the Great Diamond Robbery
DB83327 0 hours 27 minutes
by Shirley Hughes
read by Steven Carpenter
When canine best friends Digby O'Day and Percy vacation at a seaside resort, they encounter a diamond heist and must track down the culprits to solve the mystery. Sequel to Digby O'Day in the Fast Lane (DB83191). For grades K-3. 2014.

Digby O'Day in the Fast Lane
DB83191 0 hours 34 minutes
by Shirley Hughes
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Canine duo Digby O'Day and Percy are best friends, and adventure always seems to find them. When an all-day race is announced, Digby enters his car against their nemesis, Lou Ella, and mayhem ensues. For grades K-3. 2013.

School for Sidekicks
DB82799 8 hours 55 minutes
by Kelly McCullough
read by Graham Halstead
When thirteen-year-old superhero geek Evan Quick survives a supervillain’s death ray, he is sent to the Academy for Metahuman Operatives. Unfortunately, instead of fighting bad guys, Evan finds himself studying strange courses, and he plots to change his situation into his dream. For grades 4-7. 2015.

Maximum Ride Forever
DB83509 7 hours 30 minutes
by James Patterson
read by Kasey Lee Huizinga
Flying teen Maximum Ride and her broken flock return to roam a post-apocalyptic world, searching for answers to what happened. Sequel to Nevermore (DB76313). Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2015.

Stranded: The Complete Adventure
DB82616 8 hours 15 minutes
by Jeff Probst and Chris Tebbetts
read by Patrick Downer
Three books by the host of the television show Survivor. In Stranded, a storm shipwrecks a newly blended family—Jane, Buzz, Carter, and Vanessa—on a deserted island in the South Pacific. Their plight worsens as they struggle for survival in Trial by Fire and Survivors. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2013.

Finders Keepers
DB83019 5 hours 11 minutes
by Shelley Tougas
read by Marsha Rehns
In Wisconsin, ten-year-old Christa and eleven-year-old Alex team up to search for the lost treasure of Al Capone near where Alex has just moved into his grandfather's house. Christa desperately needs the money to save their family's summer cabin. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2015.


The Secrets of Bearhaven: Bearhaven, Book 1
DB83515 6 hours 17 minutes
by K.E. Rocha
read by Louisa Gummer
When Spencer's uncle abruptly pulls him out of school, they find themselves in a car chase. After Spencer takes refuge in the woods, a bear leads him to Bearhaven, a secret place his parents created, filled with talking bears who want to help. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2016.

Blindness and Physical Disabilities

A Blind Guide to Stinkville
DB83027 5 hours 51 minutes
by Beth Vrabel
read by Pilar Witherspoon
Leaving her best friend and the familiarity of Seattle for the papermill town of "Stinkville," South Carolina, twelve-year-old Alice, who lives with albinism and blindness, decides to enter the town's essay contest. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2015.


The Cat Who Came in off the Roof
DB83536 4 hours 4 minutes
by Annie M.G. Schmidt
read by Katherine Kellgren
Minou, who was formerly a cat but is now a woman with many cattish ways, helps newspaper reporter Tibbs with information she gets from her many feline friends. Originally published in Dutch as Minoes in 1970. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2016.


The Penderwicks in Spring
DB83339 9 hours 45 minutes
by Jeanne Birdsall
read by Susan Denaker
As spring arrives on Gardam Street, surprises await each Penderwick. Batty starts a new dog-walking business, but her plans to use her profits to surprise her family on her eleventh birthday go astray. Sequel to The Penderwicks at Point Mouette (DB73713). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2015.

Junie B. Jones Is a Beauty Shop Guy
DB83621 0 hours 39 minutes
by Barbara Park
read by Lana Quintal
After Junie B. goes with her father for his haircut, she decides she wants to be a beauty-shop guy when she grows up. She practices on her bunny slippers, her dog, and herself—with terrible results. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 1998.

Junie B. Jones Is a Party Animal
DB83620 0 hours 46 minutes
by Barbara Park
read by Lana Quintal
Lucille invites Junie B. and Grace to sleep over at Lucille's grandmother's home. Unfortunately, everything in the house is beautiful, expensive, and breakable. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 1997.


The Copper Gauntlet: Magisterium, Book 2
DB83313 8 hours 24 minutes
by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
read by Paul Boehmer
During Callum's summer break from the Magisterium, a training school for young mages, he discovers that his father considers him and his wolf, Havoc, to be evil. Relieved to escape back to school, Callum and his friends search for a stolen magical gauntlet. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2015.

The Peddler's Road: The Secrets of the Pied Piper, Book 1
DB83091 10 hours 2 minutes
by Matthew Cody
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Twelve-year-old Max and ten-year-old Carter are in Germany with their father, who is researching the legend of the Pied Piper. However, Max and Carter soon find themselves spirited away to the magical land where the stolen children of Hamelin have been hidden since the thirteenth century. For grades 4-7. 2015.

The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party
DB83235 0 hours 19 minutes
by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale
read by Jill Fox
When her birthday party guests begin to arrive, the monster alarm alerts Princess Magnolia—aka the Princess in Black—to impending danger in the village. But her secret identity remains at risk, as the monsters keep interrupting the festivities. Sequel to The Princess in Black (DB80353). For grades K-3. 2015.


Better Off Friends
DB83000 6 hours 24 minutes
by Elizabeth Eulberg
read by Anne Hancock
Macallan and Levi have been best friends from the day they met in seventh grade. But over the years, their close friendship keeps interfering with their dating life because everyone regards the duo as a couple. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2014.

Buddy and Earl
DB83188 0 hours 9 minutes
by Maureen Fergus
read by Jill Fox
Buddy's canine curiosity gets the better of him when his owner, Meredith, brings home a box containing a strange, tiny, prickly creature named Earl, who has a huge imagination. No longer bored or lonely, the duo races about on fun adventures. For grades K-3. 2015.

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend
DB83615 0 hours 6 minutes
by Dan Santat
read by Richmond Hoxie
An imaginary friend waits a long time to be imagined by a child and given a special name, and finally he does the unimaginable—he sets out on a quest to find his perfect match in the real world. Commercial audiobook. Caldecott Medal. For grades K-3. 2014.

Cupcake Diaries, Books 5–8
DB82872 10 hours 8 minutes
by Coco Simon
read by Kristin Allison
Next four books following The Cupcake Diaries Collection (DB82556), featuring a group of gal pals navigating their way through middle school with the help of their Cupcake Club. Includes Katie, Batter Up!; Mia's Baker's Dozen; Emma All Stirred Up!; and Alexis Cool as a Cupcake. For grades 4-7. 2012.

The Story of Diva and Flea
DB83184 0 hours 32 minutes
by Mo Willems
read by Jill Fox
In the bustling city of Paris, a small, brave dog called Diva and an adventurous cat named Flea become unlikely friends. For grades 2-4. 2015.

Growing Up

Dexter the Tough
DB79761 2 hours 3 minutes
by Margaret Peterson Haddix
read by Christopher Walker
After Dexter punches a kid on the first day, a sympathetic teacher and the writing assignment she gives the class help the fourth-grader deal with being the new kid in school. For grades 3-6. 2007.

Dory Fantasmagory
DB83228 0 hours 56 minutes
by Abby Hanlon
read by Carol Dines
Dory, the youngest in her family, is a six-year-old with a very active imagination. Over the summer, Dory plays with her imaginary friend, pretends to be a dog, battles monsters, and generally drives her family nuts. For grades K-3. 2014.

Once upon an Alphabet
DB83255 0 hours 21 minutes
by Oliver Jeffers
read by Dan Crane
Series of interconnected stories and characters explore the alphabet, from an astronaut with a fear of heights, to a parsnip with puzzled thoughts, to a robot who doesn't like rain clouds, and more. For preschool-grade 2. 2014.

Junie B. Jones Has a Peep in Her Pocket
DB83538 0 hours 43 minutes
by Barbara Park
read by Lana Quintal
When Junie B. learns that her kindergarten class is going on a field trip to a farm, she begins to worry about being attacked by a rooster. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2007.

Historical Fiction

Horrors of History, Books 1–4
DB83210 16 hours 43 minutes
by T. Neill Anderson
read by Patrick Downer
Four novels featuring historical disasters. In City of the Dead, the fate of the residents of Galveston, Texas, hangs in the balance as floodwaters rise during the great hurricane in 1900. Also includes Ocean of Fire, People of the Plague, and Massacre of the Miners. For grades 5-8. 2015.

Walk on Earth a Stranger
DB83092 11 hours 24 minutes
by Rae Carson
read by Erin Jones
1849. Sensing gold in the earth around her, Lee Westfall tries to hide her valuable secret from people who would take advantage of her. But when her personal world shatters, she flees to the gold rush in California to start over. Some violence. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2015.

DB83350 3 hours 35 minutes
by Melanie Crowder
read by Mare Trevathan
A fictional account in verse highlights moments in labor leader Clara Lemlich's life and her struggle to improve women's working conditions and rights in the workplace. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2015.

Night on Fire
DB83086 5 hours 16 minutes
by Ronald Kidd
read by Erin Jones
Alabama, 1961. When thirteen-year-old Billie Sims learns that the Freedom Riders, a civil rights group protesting segregation on buses, are passing through her town, she believes change is coming. What happens, however, makes her question both herself and the townsfolk. Some violence. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2015.

Audacity Jones to the Rescue
DB83398 6 hours 20 minutes
by Kirby Larson
read by Lyssa Browne
In 1910, bored eleven-year-old orphan Audacity Jones pines for excitement away from Miss Maisie's School for Wayward Girls. When mysterious Commodore Crutchfield whisks her away to Washington, D.C., she finds herself involved in a sinister and dangerous plot against the president of the United States. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2016.


Miracle on 133rd Street
DB83408 0 hours 16 minutes
by Sonia Manzano
read by Carol Dines
It's the day before Christmas, and everyone in José's neighborhood seems grumpy about the holiday, including his mami, who is homesick for Puerto Rico. But when he and his papi ask for a favor from the local pizzeria, something amazing happens in their community. For preschool-grade 2. 2015.

A Shiloh Christmas
DB83369 5 hours 21 minutes
by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
read by Joe Peck
Marty and his canine best friend, Shiloh, have remained inseparable since Judd Travers helped them out in Saving Shiloh (DB46647). When a dangerous fire is set in the woods, Judd is back in the spotlight. Marty races to find answers and a Christmas miracle. For grades 4-7. 2015.


Stink and the Freaky Frog Freakout
DB82233 1 hour 3 minutes
by Megan McDonald
read by Dave Corey
Stink tires of his Polliwog swim class and still can't bear to put his face underwater. But a close encounter with a mutant frog changes everything. For grades 2-4. 2013.

The Ultimate Top Secret Guide to Taking over the World
DB83018 3 hours 7 minutes
by Kenn Nesbitt
read by David DeBoy
Humorous guide on how to become a genius or mad scientist overnight with minions, construct doomsday devices, and achieve villainous world domination. Includes tips on dressing the part and creating the essential underground lair. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2011.

Return to Augie Hobble
DB83137 4 hours 14 minutes
by Lane Smith
read by Dan Crane
While working at his father's theme park, Fairy Tale Place, middle-school student Augie Hobble grapples with adolescence, paranormal mysteries, an overdue Creative Arts project, and heartbreaking loss. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2015.


Smashie McPerter and the Mystery of Room 11
DB83485 3 hours 50 minutes
by N. Griffin
read by Abigail Maupin
Smashie and her best friend, Dontel, investigate the suspicious circumstances surrounding Room 11's missing pet hamster, Patches. But all the kids in the third-grade class suspect each other in the furry kidnapping caper, and getting to the truth proves to be difficult. For grades 3-6. 2015.

The Mysteries of Maisie Hitchins, Books 1–3
DB83195 5 hours 28 minutes
by Holly Webb
read by Abigail Maupin
In The Case of the Stolen Sixpence, young Maisie Hitchins uncovers an intriguing plot in Victorian London, involving stolen sausages, pilfered halfpennies, and a fast-paced bicycle chase. Also includes The Case of the Vanishing Emerald and The Case of the Phantom Cat. For grades 3-6. 2013.

Scary Stories

DB82778 10 hours 10 minutes
by Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus
read by David DeBoy
Forty-five years after the Milk Carton Epidemic abruptly ends, San Bernardino suburbanite Jim Sturges Jr. is thrust into the mystery that still haunts his father after monsters resurface in his seemingly quiet town. Violence. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2015.

DB83447 10 hours 17 minutes
by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski
read by Nicholas Guy Smith
On a distant island, where the sun is constant for fourteen years and the darkness follows for another fourteen, the islanders migrate south at the momentous sunset. Three children are left behind and must find a way off the island before the night arrives. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9. 2015.

The Nest
DB83299 4 hours 11 minutes
by Kenneth Oppel
read by Andy Pyle
When wasps visit Steve in a dream, offering to heal his sick baby brother, he thinks all he has to do is say yes. But yes may not mean what Steve thinks it means. Some violence. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2015.

Case File 13, Books 1–4
DB82231 23 hours 51 minutes
by J. Scott Savage
read by Robert Sams
Books one through four, written between 2013 and 2015, in the series featuring the humorous adventures of three monster-obsessed boys. Includes Zombie Kid, Making the Team, Evil Twins, and Curse of the Mummy's Uncle. For grades 5-8. 2015.


Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook
DB83619 0 hours 38 minutes
by Barbara Park
read by Lana Quintal
Junie B. is filled with glee when her grandfather gives her soft, furry mittens. But then they disappear after she leaves them on the school playground, and they are not in the lost-and-found box. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 1997.

Science Fiction

Beware the Power of the Dark Side! Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
DB83215 5 hours 31 minutes
by Tom Angleberger
read by Marc Thompson
Retelling of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. The Rebel Alliance plans the ultimate battle to stop the evil Empire and Darth Vader before they can rebuild the second Death Star. Sequel to So You Want to Be a Jedi? (DB83214). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2015.

The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy; Star Wars: A New Hope
DB83213 5 hours 8 minutes
by Alexandra Bracken
read by various narrators
Retelling of Star Wars: A New Hope. The Rebel Alliance has won a few battles against the Empire, but hope is fading. In order to quash resistance, the Empire prepares to unveil the Death Star. Meanwhile three unlikely heroes emerge. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2015.

So You Want to Be a Jedi? Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
DB83214 4 hours 48 minutes
by Adam Gidwitz
read by Marc Thompson
Retelling of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Luke Skywalker trains with Yoda after a rebel defeat, and during a duel with Darth Vader, a secret is revealed to Luke. Sequel to The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy (DB83213). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2015.


DB83449 5 hours 37 minutes
by Joan Bauer
read by Michael Crouch
When his adoptive father accepts a temporary job in Hillcrest, Ohio, twelve-year-old Jeremiah is determined to coach his middle school's baseball team. As a heart transplant recipient, he can't play, but Jeremiah doesn't let that slow him down in pursuing his coaching dreams. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2016.

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Children's Nonfiction


Hippos are Huge!
DB83014 0 hours 12 minutes
by Jonathan London
read by Marsha Rehns
Collection of facts about the deadliest animal in Africa. Highlights hippos' characteristics and behavior. A grown adult bull can weigh up to four tons and reach twelve feet in length, and will readily swat dung balls at another bull during a fierce battle for territory. For preschool-grade 2. 2015.

Dogs on Duty: Soldiers' Best Friends on the Battlefield and Beyond
DB83193 0 hours 52 minutes
by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
read by Scott Reynolds
Discusses the training of puppies to prepare them to become military working dogs, or MWDs. Details the jobs of MWDs, including jumping out of aircraft, searching for bombs, and protecting their handlers. Provides brief biographies of several canine heroes. For grades 2-4 and older readers. 2012.


Extraordinary People: A Semi-Comprehensive Guide to Some of the World's Most Fascinating Individuals
DB83012 3 hours 32 minutes
by Michael Hearst
read by Patrick Downer
Collection of fifty brief and humorous biographies of fascinating people, such as woman pirate Jeanne de Clisson, daredevil Evel Knievel, and television star Fred Rogers. For grades 5-8. 2015.

Earmuffs for Everyone! How Chester Greenwood Became Known as the Inventor of Earmuffs
DB83294 0 hours 25 minutes
by Meghan McCarthy
read by Theresa Conkin
Short biography of Chester Greenwood and his patented invention of earmuffs. Although not the first to devise ear-warming wear, Greenwood is remembered for the winter accessory. Also discusses several other creative inventions. For grades K-3. 2015.


Drama, Rumors, and Secrets: Staying True to Yourself in Changing Times
DB83108 2 hours 13 minutes
by Nancy Holyoke
read by Marsha Rehns
A guide that explores how to identify, reduce, or avoid drama with one's peers. Provides helpful tips, advice from other girls, quizzes, and more. For grades 5-8. 2015.

The Smart Kid's Guide to Divorce
DB83183 0 hours 23 minutes
by Christine Petersen
read by Jill Fox
Guide to understanding why some married couples decide to separate and divorce. Highlights the many changes that may occur and provides a survival guide to help kids adjust. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2015.


Mocha Dick: The Legend and Fury
DB83297 0 hours 14 minutes
by Brian Heinz
read by Scott Reynolds
The original great white whale, first spied off the coast of Chile in 1810, becomes a prime target for whalers as he thrashes about the Pacific and achieves legendary status. For grades 2-4. 2014.

The Boy Who Fell Off the Mayflower; or, John Howland's Good Fortune
DB83011 0 hours 49 minutes
by P.J. Lynch
read by Dan Crane
Narrative account of the life of John Howland, the young servant who was indentured to Pilgrim John Carver. Describes how Howland embarked on the Mayflower, survived a fall from the ship, and helped his ill shipmates by scouting out a safe harbor. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2015.


Día de los Muertos
DB83190 0 hours 10 minutes
by Roseanne Greenfield Thong
read by Jill Fox
Overview of Día de los Muertos, also known as the Day of the Dead, a festive Mexican holiday for celebrating the lives of departed family and friends on November 1 and 2. Includes glossary of Spanish terms. For grades K-3 and older readers. 2015.


You Wouldn't Want to Live without Clean Water!
DB83330 0 hours 43 minutes
by Roger Canavan
read by Steven Carpenter
Discusses what life would be like without clean water and how no living thing could survive without this essential natural resource. Highlights the immensity of our water footprint in the gallons used for producing meat, clothing, and paper. Includes tips for reducing personal use. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2014.

Ten Plants That Shook The World
DB83090 2 hours 45 minutes
by Gillian Richardson
read by Suzanne Duvall
Profiles ten plants that influenced human history through their impact on trade, medicine, knowledge-sharing, and more. Highlights cacao, cinchona, corn, cotton, papyrus, pepper, potato, rubber, sugarcane, and tea. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2013.


The Armpit of Doom: Funny Poems for Kids
DB83187 1 hour 1 minute
by Kenn Nesbitt
read by Jill Fox
Collection of seventy poems by the Poetry Foundation Children's Poet Laureate (2013–2015). In "My Parents Sent Me to the Store," a child rejects his parents' shopping list and instead comes home with a gaggle of new pets. For grades 2-4. 2012.


Smart and Spineless: Exploring Invertebrate Intelligence
DB83088 3 hours 23 minutes
by Ann Downer
read by Carol Dines
Explores the intelligence of invertebrates, or spineless animals, such as worms, spiders, bees, jellyfish, and more. Investigates how creatures like the octopus exhibit personalities, solve puzzles, escape from difficult spots, and like to play. Includes a wealth of facts, scientists' accounts, and a glossary. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2015.

Science Discovery Timelines Series
DB82613 6 hours 18 minutes
by Katie Marsico and Christine Zuchora-Walske
read by Gary Telles
Four books detailing key concepts in science and discoveries related to those concepts: Key Discoveries in Physical Science, Key Discoveries in Life Science, Key Discoveries in Engineering and Design, and Key Discoveries in Earth and Space Science. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2015.

You Wouldn't Want to Live without Vaccinations!
DB83410 0 hours 53 minutes
by Anne Rooney
read by Carol Dines
Discusses what causes disease, how your body responds, and how a vaccine can protect you through antibodies. Provides a historical overview of various vaccines, profiles pioneers in medicine, and includes a timeline and other health-related facts. For grades 3-6. 2015.

The Inventor's Secret: What Thomas Edison Told Henry Ford
DB82945 0 hours 36 minutes
by Suzanne Slade
read by Mary Kane
Describes the friendship between the two inventors and how Thomas Edison's advice to the young Henry Ford inspired Ford to work on his automobiles until he developed an inexpensive, reliable version, which became the Model T. For grades 3-6. 2015.

You and Your Body

The Survival Guide to Bullying: Written by a Teen
DB83243 3 hours 3 minutes
by Aija Mayrock
read by Carol Dines
Teenager provides guidance and recounts how she dealt with bullying throughout middle school and high school. Provides tips on how to get help, tell your parents, and become your own superhero. Describes types of cyberbullying and how to regain your own creativity. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2015.

The Care and Keeping of You 1: The Body Book for Younger Girls
DB83044 1 hour 58 minutes
by Valorie Lee Schaefer
read by Elaine Grant
Updated guide for tween girls to understand the changes in their bodies and to find answers to sometimes embarrassing questions. Also includes information on nutrition, exercise, and emotional wellness. For grades 4-7. 2012.

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Foreign Language


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

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

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

Cuentos Memorables Según Jorge Luis Borges (Memorable Stories according to Jorge Luis Borges)
DB80985 12 horas 20 minutos
por Jorge Luis Borges
leído por María Pino
Una selección de cuentos breves considerados por el autor argentino como los más memorables de la literatura universal. Incluye cuentos de May Sinclair, Edgar Allen Poe, Joseph Conrad, O. Henry, e Infante don Juan Manuel. (A selection of short stories considered by the Argentine author as the most memorable of world literature. Includes tales by May Sinclair, Edgar Allen Poe, Joseph Conrad, O. Henry, and Infante don Juan Manuel, among others.) 1999.

Cala Contigo: El Poder de Escuchar (Cala with You: The Power of Listening)
DB80981 9 horas 8 minutos
por Ismael Cala
leído por Peter Pereyra
Un periodista conocido por sus entrevistas de televisión ofrece consejos sobre la escucha activa como un método para mejorar nuestras vidas. Cala ofrece numerosos consejos de comunicación, incluyendo prestando atención a nuestras propias respuestas del cuerpo en las interacciones interpersonales. (Journalist known for his television interviews offers advice on active listening as a method of improving our lives. Cala provides numerous communication tips, including paying attention to our own body responses in interpersonal interactions.) 2014.

Manos Prodigiosas: La Historia de Ben Carson (Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story)
DB81977 10 horas 32 minutos
por Ben Carson y Cecil Murphey
leído por Martin Untrojb
El neurocirujano prominente habla de su juventud en Detroit —detallando cómo su madre lo crió y la fe que lo ayudó a superar un temperamento violento para convertirse en una fuerza de guía en su vida. Narra su carrera médica, incluyendo la separación de gemelos siameses y su ascenso a la posición de director de cirugía pediátrica en la escuela de medicina de Johns Hopkins. (Prominent neurosurgeon discusses his childhood in Detroit—detailing how his mother raised him and how religion helped him overcome a violent temper to become a guiding force in his life. Chronicles his medical career, including separating Siamese twins and becoming director of pediatric surgery at Johns Hopkins.) 2009.

Los Cinco Lenguajes del Amor: El Secreto del Amor Que Perdura (The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate)
DB81957 6 horas 21 minutos
por Gary Chapman
leído por Alejandro Ruiz
Un consejero matrimonial ofrece sugerencias en la afirmación de amor. Chapman define cinco diferentes lenguajes del amor —palabras de afirmación, tiempo de calidad, regalos, actos de servicio, y el toque físico— que se basan en la disposición psicológica. Chapman sugiere maneras en que personas pueden descifrar preferencias emocionales de seres queridos, proporcionando ejemplos de su práctica. (Marriage counselor offers advice on affirming love. Chapman defines five different love languages—quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, and physical touch—that are based on psychological disposition. Chapman suggests ways that individuals can decipher emotional preferences of loved ones, providing examples from his practice.) 2011.

Los Cuatro Libros: Doctrina de Confucio; Filosofía, Moral, y Política de la China (The Four Books: Confucian Doctrine; Philosophy, Morality, and Politics of China)
DB80991 21 horas 36 minutos
por Confucio
leído por Martin Untrojb
Cuatro textos clásicos del confucianismo que construyen las doctrinas del filósofo Confucio (552 a.C.–479 a.C.), cuya influencia en la cultura tradicional de china sigue siendo inconmensurable. Incluye el "Gran Estudio," "Doctrina de la Medianía," "Analectas," y "El Libro de Mencio". Traducido, con prólogo y notas, por el crítico literario español Juan Bautista Bergua (1892–1991). [Four classic Confucian texts that construct the doctrines of the philosopher Confucius (552 BC–479 BC), whose impact on traditional Chinese culture remains immeasurable. Includes "The Great Learning," "Doctrine of the Mean," "Analects," and "Mencius." Translated, with prologue and notes, by Spanish literary critic Juan Bautista Bergua (1892–1991).] 2010.

El Amor Huele a Café (Love Smells like Coffee)
DB81968 7 horas 34 minutos
por Nieves García Bautista
leído por Gabriela Garcia
Una pequeña cafetería es el eje de personajes unidos por diferentes variedades del amor: Adela, una psicóloga obsesionada con el trabajo; Raquel, una mujer ambiciosa que quiere ascender en la escala social; Helia, una universitaria con muchos complejos; Joaquín, afectado por la muerte de su esposa. (A small coffee shop is the hub where characters united by different varieties of love meet: Adela, a psychologist obsessed with work; Rachel, an ambitious woman who wants to move up the social ladder; Helia, a conflicted university student; and Joachim, who is affected by the death of his wife.) 2015.

El Olor de la Guayaba: Conversaciones con Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza (The Fragrance of the Guava: Conversations with Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza)
DB81974 4 horas 58 minutos
por Gabriel García Márquez y Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza
leído por German Jaramillo
Mendoza, un autor y periodista colombiano, entrevista a su amigo desde la juventud, el ganador del premio Nobel García Márquez (1927–2014), en una charla de amplio alcance sobre la literatura, la política, relaciones personales, y la fama. (Mendoza, a Columbian journalist and author, interviews his childhood friend, Nobel laureate García Márquez (1927–2014), in a wide-ranging conversation about literature, politics, personal relationships, and fame.) 1982.

El Libro de los Americanos Desconocidos (The Book of Unknown Americans)
DB81962 10 horas 11 minutos
por Cristina Henríquez
leído por Gabriela Garcia
La familia mexicana de Maribel Rivera emigra a los Estados Unidos para que ella —sufriendo de daño cerebral— pueda asistir a una escuela especial. A medida que la familia se adapta a su nuevo ambiente, el hijo de una de las familias panameñas cercanas, Mayor Toro, se enamora de Maribel. Lenguaje injurioso. (Maribel Rivera’s Mexican family moves to the United States so that Maribel—who has a brain injury—can attend a special school. As they adjust to their new neighborhood, the son of one of the nearby Panamanian families, Mayor Toro, becomes enamored of Maribel. Strong language.) 2014.

Grey: Cincuenta Sombras de Grey Contada por Christian (Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as told by Christian)
DB81952 19 horas 2 minutos
por E.L. James
leído por Gabriel Gutierrez
El empresario rico Christian Grey inicia la joven Anastasia Steele en un mundo de ataduras y sumisión en este recuento de la novela erótica Cincuenta Sombras de Grey (DB74993) desde el punto de vista de Christian. La fachada de Christian esconde un pasado oscuro y cicatrices emocionales. Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones explícitas de índole sexual. (Wealthy CEO Christian Grey initiates the young Anastasia Steele into a world of bondage and submission in this retelling from Christian’s point of view of the erotic bestseller Cincuenta Sombras de Grey (DB74993). Christian's facade hides a dark past and emotional scars. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2015.

Cuentos Mexicanos: De los Orígenes a la Revolución (Mexican Stories: From the Origins to the Revolution)
DB81956 6 horas 58 minutos
redactado por Luis Leal
leído por Peter Pereyra
Antología de cuentos de México. Cubre siglos de producción literaria —de los cuentos de El Popol Vuh a las obras de Fray Bernardino de Sahagún (1499–1590), José Joaquín Fernández de Lizardi (1776–1827), Vicente Riva Palacio (1832–1896), Alfonso Reyes (1889–1959), y Julio Torri (1889–1970). Compilados e introducidos por Luis Leal. (Anthology of stories from Mexico. Covers centuries of literary output—from the tales of The Popol Vuh to works by Fray Bernardino De Sahagún (1499–1590), José Joaquín Fernández de Lizardi (1776–1827), Vicente Riva Palacio (1832–1896), Alfonso Reyes (1889–1959), and Julio Torri (1889–1970). Compiled and introduced by Luis Leal.) 2007.

Por el Placer de Vivir (For the Pleasure of Living)
DB81965 9 horas 34 minutos
por César Lozano
leído por Tony Chiroldes
Usando ejemplos de la vida cotidiana, anfitrión de programas del radio y orador motivacional mexicano proporciona conceptos, estrategias, experiencias personales que él postula ayudará a uno a encontrar la felicidad y disfrutar plenamente de la vida. (Using real-world examples, Mexican radio-show host and motivational speaker imparts concepts, strategies, and personal experiences that he posits will help one find happiness and fully enjoy life.) 2011.

Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán: El Varón de la Droga (Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán: The Drug Baron)
DB81979 10 horas 12 minutos
por Andrés López López
leído por Martin Untrojb
Una biografía del narcotraficante mexicano y fugitivo notorio que encabeza el cártel de Sinaloa, nombrado por la revista Forbes como uno de las personas más poderosas del mundo. (Biography of notorious Mexican drug trafficker and fugitive who heads the Sinaloa Cartel, named by Forbes magazine one of the most powerful people in the world. Violence and strong language.) 2015.

Juego de Tronos: Canción de Hielo y Fuego I (Game of Thrones: Song of Ice and Fire I)
DB80992 47 horas 59 minutos
por George R.R. Martin
leído por Aurelio Dominguez
En un mundo desaparecido, con temporadas de décadas de duración, tres familias luchan por el trono. Cuando Lord Eddard Stark de Invernalia es enviado al sur para ser la Mano del Rey, se enfrenta a muchas personas ambiciosas. Mientras tanto, el rey sostiene con criaturas más allá de la pared de dominio. Violencia, algunas descripciones de índole sexual y lenguaje injurioso. (In a bygone world of decades-long seasons, three families struggle for the throne. When Lord Eddard Stark of Winterfell is sent south to be the Hand of the King, he faces many ambitious people. Meanwhile, the king contends with creatures beyond the wall. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex.) 2012.

El Regreso del Idiota (The Return of the Idiot)
DB80978 12 horas 1 minuto
por Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza y otros
leído por Alejandro Ruiz
Tres escritores prominentes —el colombiano Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza, el cubano Carlos Alberto Montaner, y el peruano Álvaro Vargas Llosa— avanzan su crítica mordaz de la izquierda latinoamericana en esta continuación del Manual del Perfecto Idiota Latinoamericano (DB80952). Con un prólogo de Mario Vargas Llosa. (Three prominent writers—Colombian Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza, Cuban Carlos Alberto Montaner, and Peruvian Álvaro Vargas Llosa—advance their biting critique of the Latin American left in this continuation of Manual del Perfecto Idiota Latinoamericano (DB80952). With a prologue by Mario Vargas Llosa.) 2007.

En el Café de la Juventud Perdida (In the Café of Lost Youth)
DB80989 4 horas 12 minutos
por Patrick Modiano
leído por Alejandro Ruiz
Paris, años 1960. La vida de la enigmática habitué del café Le Condé llamada Louki se explora a través de los recuerdos de cuatro personajes diferentes que la conocían. Por el ganador del Premio Nobel de Literatura. Traducido del francés. (Paris, 1960s. The life of the enigmatic habitué of the café Le Condé known as Louki is explored through the recollections of four different characters who knew her. By the 2014 winner of the Nobel Prize. Translated from French.) 2007.

Cuentos Hispanos de Los Estados Unidos (Hispanic Stories from the United States)
DB81000 9 horas 25 minutos
redactado por Julián Olivares
leído por German Jaramillo
Una antología de cuentos de autores nacidos y criados en los Estados Unidos, junto con los que han inmigrado a este país. Incluye "Naranjas" por Ángela McEwan-Alvarado, "Un poco de todo" por Rolando Hinojosa, y "La tejedora de palabras" por Rima de Vallbona. Con preguntas y temas de composición para estudiantes. (Anthology of stories by authors born and raised in the United States, together with those that have immigrated to this country. Includes "Naranjas" by Ángela McEwan-Alvarado, "Un poco de todo" by Rolando Hinojosa, and "La tejedora de palabras" by Rima de Vallbona. With questions and composition themes for students.) 1993.

Las Cartas de Emiliano Zapata (The Letters of Emiliano Zapata)
DB80988 3 horas 57 minutos
por Fernando Osorno
leído por Alejandro Ruiz
Una selección de la correspondencia del reformador agrario del Estado de Morelos y legendario líder de la Revolución Mexicana, Emiliano Zapata Salazar (1879–1919). Incluye una introducción biográfica y testimonios de personas comunes y corrientes que lo conocieron. Algunas descripciones de violencia. (A selection from the letters of an agrarian reformer from the state of Morelos and legendary leader of the Mexican Revolution, Emiliano Zapata Salazar. Includes a biographical introduction and testimonies of people who encountered him. Some violence.) 2014.

Caminar con Jesús: La Esencia de la Vida Cristiana (Walk with Jesus: A Way Forward for the Church)
DB81955 5 horas 18 minutos
por Papa Francisco
leído por Alejandro Ruiz
En su primer libro como Papa, Francisco —el ex cardenal argentino Jorge Bergoglio— presenta su visión del significado de la vida y enseñanzas de Jesús para la Iglesia Católica moderna. Traducido del italiano. (In his first book as Pope, Francis—former Argentine cardinal Jorge Bergoglio—presents his vision of the significance of the life and teachings of Jesus for the modern Catholic Church. Translated from the Italian.) 2015.

él . . . una pequeña aclaración (he . . . a small clarification)
DB81978 10 horas 6 minutos
por Luis Felipe Passalacqua
leído por Tony Chiroldes
A través de reflexiones autobiográficas y viñetas ficticias, Passalacqua —un escultor invidente de Puerto Rico— explora diversos temas existenciales y estéticos que iluminan el proceso de creación. (Through autobiographical reflections and fictional vignettes, Passalacqua—a visually-impaired sculptor from Puerto Rico—probes various existential and aesthetic themes that shine a light on the process of creation.) 2014.

El Camino a Casa: Mi Vida con los Yankees (The Journey Home: My Life in Pinstripes)
DB81973 18 horas 13 minutos
por Jorge Posada y Gary Brozek
leído por Martin Untrojb
El ex receptor puertorriqueño reflexiona sobre su vida como jugador de béisbol en las Grandes Ligas, incluyendo sus diecisiete temporadas —de 1995 a 2011— como un miembro clave de los Yankees de Nueva York, participando en cuatro equipos de campeonato. (Former catcher from Puerto Rico reflects on his life as a Major League Baseball player, including his seventeen seasons—from 1995 to 2011—as a key member of the New York Yankees, participating in four of their championship-winning teams.) 2015.

El Cerrador: Mi Vida (The Closer: My Story)
DB81959 13 horas 0 minutos
por Mariano Rivera y Wayne Coffey
leído por Martin Untrojb
La memoria del jugador de béisbol panameño Mariano Rivera (nacido en 1969), quien comenzó a jugar para los Yankees de Nueva York en 1995 y se desempeñó como uno de los lanzadores cerradores de más éxito del equipo hasta su retirada en 2013. Habla sobre sus años con el equipo, la rivalidad con los Red Sox de Boston, y su fe cristiana. (Memoir by Panamanian baseball player Rivera (born 1969), who joined the New York Yankees in 1995 and served as one of the team’s most successful closing pitchers until his retirement in 2013. Discusses his years with the team, the rivalry with the Red Sox, and his Christian faith.) 2014.

Muñecas Chinas (China Dolls)
DB80986 15 horas 33 minutos
por Lisa See
leído por María Pino
San Francisco, 1938. Tres muchachas compiten por roles coristas en el club nocturno "Forbidden City" y se convierten en amigas. Grace —una americana de ascendencia china— huyó un padre abusivo; la familia china de Helen tiene raíces profundas en Chinatown; y la japonesa Ruby se presenta como una china. Todo cambia con el ataque a Pearl Harbor. Lenguaje injurioso y algunas descripciones de índole sexual. (San Francisco, 1938. Three girls compete for showgirl roles at the "Forbidden City" nightclub and become friends. American-born Chinese Grace fled an abusive father; Helen's Chinese family has deep Chinatown roots; and Japanese Ruby is passing as Chinese. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex.) 2015.

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

American History (6 issues)

Analog Science Fiction and Fact (10 issues)

Asimov’s Science Fiction (10 issues)

The Atlantic (10 issues)

Audubon (bimonthly)

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

Bon Appétit (monthly)

Consumer Reports (monthly)

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

Cowboys and Indians (8 issues)

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

Diabetes Forecast (monthly)

Discover (10 issues)

Ebony (12 issues)

The Economist (51 issues)

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Foreign Affairs (6 issues)

France-Amérique (French; 11 issues)

Good Housekeeping (12 issues)

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

Horticulture (6 issues)

Humpty Dumpty (bimonthly)

Magazine of the Month (monthly)

Missouri Conservationist (monthly)

Money (11 issues)

Muse (9 issues)

The Musical Mainstream (quarterly)

The Nation (37 issues)

National Geographic (monthly)

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

National Geographic Traveler (bimonthly)

National Review (24 issues)

The New Yorker (47 issues)

The New York Times Book Review (weekly)

O, The Oprah Magazine (monthly)

Oklahoma Today (bimonthly)

Outdoor Life (10 issues)

People (51 issues)

People en Español (Spanish; 11 issues)

Piano Technicians Journal (monthly)

Playboy (monthly)

QST (monthly)

Quarterly Music Magazine (quarterly)

Rolling Stone (biweekly)

Seventeen (10 issues)

Smithsonian (11 issues)

Sound & Vision (10 issues)

Southern Living (13 issues)

Spider (for children; 9 issues)

Sports Illustrated (50 issues)

Sports Illustrated Kids (11 issues)

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

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Vanidades (Spanish; 11 issues)

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The Week (48 issues)

Wired (monthly)

The Writer (12 issues)

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