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Library of Congress, Washington 2018
Catalog Card Number 60-46157
ISSN 0039-9183

Contents

In Brief

Books for Adults

Adult Fiction

Adult Nonfiction

Books for Children

Childrenʼs Fiction

Children’s Nonfiction

Foreign Language Books

Audio Magazines

In Brief

NLS on the Move: The latest on our new initiatives

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

January 25, 2018

NLS begins new year with a newly remodeled headquarters

It’s a new year—and it sure feels like it here at 1291 Taylor St. in Northwest Washington, D.C.

The extensive remodeling of the NLS headquarters that began last April is all-but-complete, and the last of the 40-some staff members who had relocated to the main Library of Congress campus on Capitol Hill returned on January 10. It’s not much of an exaggeration to say they barely recognized the former warehouse that NLS has called home since the mid-1960s. “We wanted our Taylor Street staff to have as safe and modern a workplace as their Library colleagues on Capitol Hill,” Director Karen Keninger said. “We also wanted our facility to make a better impression on the librarians, teachers, and other professionals who come to NLS from all over the world to learn about our program—and to the network staffers who come for orientation three times a year. The remodeling achieved both goals. In addition, we reconfigured the floorplan to improve workflow and efficiency—and we’re already seeing positive results from that.”

 

Newsstand                          

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.

 

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Scholarships for college students with low vision

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 National parks in California to provide brochures accessible to people with visual disabilities

In their continuing efforts to “audio describe the world,” researchers at the University of Hawaii will collaborate with Google, the American Council of the Blind, and the U.S. National Park Service to audio-describe print brochures at 15 park sites throughout the state of California. This latest phase of the UniDescription project will focus on description of the primary print brochures available in California’s national parks, distinguishing it as the first state in the country to feature such widespread accessibility for people who are visually impaired or blind. For more information or to learn about the latest audio description projects, visit www.unidescription.orgExternal or call (509) 339-6088 between 9 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday.

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.

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Adult Fiction

Adventure

A Hard, Cruel Shore: An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure
DB87366 12 hours 2 minutes
by Dewey Lambdin
read by Jack Fox
After the events of Kings and Emperors (DB82132), Lewrie takes the HMS Sapphire in for repairs. He is given command of a small squadron and ordered to patrol the northwestern Spanish coast, which is known as Costa de Morte—the Coast of Death. Some violence and some strong language. 2016.

Black Widow Series, Books 1–2
DB88649 21 hours 10 minutes
by Margaret Stohl
read by Emily Ellet
Books one and two, written between 2015 and 2016, featuring the adventures of former lethal assassin Natasha Romanoff (also known as Black Widow). Working with S.H.I.E.L.D., Natasha works to stop the Moscow spy school that created her in Forever Red. Also includes Red Vengeance. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Thick as Thieves: A Queen’s Thief Novel
DB88681 9 hours 47 minutes
by Megan Whalen Turner
read by Jon Huffman
Kamet, a secretary and slave to his Mede master, has the ambition and the means to become one of the most powerful people in the Empire, but the future he envisioned is wrenched away. Sequel to A Conspiracy of Kings ( DB72136). For junior and senior high readers. 2017.

Family

As Good as Gone
DB86190 9 hours 53 minutes
by Larry Watson
read by Dan Bloom
Bill Sidey asks his estranged father to spend a week in town watching Bill’s kids, Ann and Will. Despite enjoying his solitary existence, Calvin agrees. When Calvin realizes his grandchildren are being threatened, he is guided by his Old West sense of justice. Some violence and some strong language. 2016.

Fantasy

The Bane Chronicles
DB87083 14 hours 4 minutes
by Cassandra Clare and others
read by Robert Sams
Collection of eleven short stories featuring the enigmatic High Warlock of Brooklyn, Magnus Bane, from The Mortal Instruments series. Previously published as individual e-books. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

The Burning Page: An Invisible Library Novel
DB87364 11 hours 20 minutes
by Genevieve Cogman
read by Erin Jones
Librarian Irene Winters, on probation after the events of The Masked City (DB86781), is sent on a routine mission to Saint Petersburg to steal a book. There she encounters power-hungry former Librarian Alberich and must stop him from destroying the Library. Some violence. 2016.

Buried Heart
DB88562 13 hours 14 minutes
by Kate Elliott
read by Georgia Dolenz
When enemies from foreign lands attack the kingdom, Jessamy must find a way to defend their home and safeguard the people she loves, Commoners and Patrons alike. Sequel to Poisoned Blade (DB85210). Violence. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

The Operator
DB87085 14 hours 47 minutes
by Kim Harrison
read by Eva Wilhelm
After her betrayal in The Drafter (DB85564), Peri Reed ran from her handlers at Opti, who want her for her ability to alter time. She is tempted to return for a drug that would stop her memory loss. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

RoseBlood
DB87378 12 hours 35 minutes
by A.G. Howard
read by Mare Trevathan
Rune’s beautiful voice is linked to a mysterious affliction that worsens after her father’s death. Desperate, her mother sends her to RoseBlood, a conservatory with a dark past and the legend of a phantom. There, Rune befriends a strange masked boy. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Spindle
DB87076 8 hours 0 minutes
by E.K. Johnston
read by Lise Bruneau
Spinner Yashaa sets out to break the curse that hovers over Princess Zahrah, who is known as the Little Rose. Destined to endure a horrible fate, Zahrah embraces hope with the help of Yashaa and his friends. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2016.

Ignite
DB88419 9 hours 22 minutes
by Sara B. Larson
read by Rebecca Mozo
King Damian and his trusted guard, Alexa, focus on rebuilding Antion after years of war and strife, but the citizens are reluctant to trust their new king, and new threats emerge. Sequel to Defy (DB84434). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Hero: Homecoming, Book 3
DB87067 13 hours 42 minutes
by R.A. Salvatore
read by Peter Holdway
The fight against demon hordes chronicled in the first two volumes of the trilogy (Archmage and Maestro (DB84458)) is over, and there is peace in the Underdark. Darlk elf Drizzt Do’Urden’s fate is debated by the matrons, leaving him free to finally return to the surface. Some violence. 2016.

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.
DB88492 25 hours 16 minutes
by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland
read by Jill Fox
Linguistics expert Melisande Stokes is recruited by intelligence officer Tristan Lyons for a secret government project. Translating ancient classified documents, she learns that magic once existed in the world, and now the government wants to find a way to bring it back. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

The Refrigerator Monologues
DB88664 4 hours 56 minutes
by Catherynne M. Valente
read by Nora Achrati
Linked stories from the wives and girlfriends of superheroes and female heroes portrays how comic-book women are killed, raped, brainwashed, driven mad, or disabled so that a male superhero’s storyline will progress. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2017.

Heartstone
DB87371 10 hours 0 minutes
by Elle Katharine White
read by Mare Trevathan
When a team of Riders are hired to rid Merybourne Manor of gryphons, Aliza Bentaine and her family are grateful. Lead dragon rider Alastair Daired is undeniably handsome, but he seems to look down on Aliza and the rest of the Manor. Fantasy retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (DB20513). Violence. 2016.

General

Nine Island
DB87367 5 hours 57 minutes
by Jane Alison
read by Carol Dines
Working on a translation of Ovid, a woman lives alone in a Miami apartment building and only has a sick cat for companionship. She contacts old lovers as she tries to decide whether she wants to retire from love. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

Heart of Gold
DB88565 8 hours 48 minutes
by Beverly Jenkins
read by Myra Lucretia Taylor
In the small town of Henry Adams, Kansas, Cephas Patterson is a misanthropic loner, but local teen Zoey Granger feels sorry for him and leaves Cephas small gifts. When he dies, Zoey discovers the man left her a saddlebag full of gold. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Dixie, Books 1–3
DB88589 34 hours 51 minutes
by Lisa Patton
read by Catherine Byers
Three novels, written between 2009 and 2013, about southern belle Leelee Satterfield. In Whistlin’ Dixie in a Nor’easter, Leelee moves from Memphis to Vermont when her husband buys an inn. Also includes Yankee Doodle Dixie and Southern as a Second Language. Some strong language. 2013.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
DB88665 13 hours 21 minutes
by Taylor Jenkins Reid
read by Laura Giannarelli
Reclusive film legend Evelyn Hugo decides to tell her life story to lowly magazine feature writer Monique Grant, to the consternation of many—including Monique. As Evelyn recounts her life as a sexy starlet in Hollywood, Monique begins to understand herself better. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Gothics

Abigale Hall
DB88632 12 hours 42 minutes
by Lauren A. Forry
read by Madelyn Buzzard
In Britain after World War II, orphaned sisters Eliza and Rebecca are shipped off to Wales to work as servants. The isolated manor house is run by a vicious housekeeper bent on keeping the girls from discovering its secrets. Some violence. 2016.

Historical Fiction

Cooking for Picasso
DB87234 13 hours 32 minutes
by Camille Aubray
read by Mozhan Marno
Seventeen-year-old Ondine spends her days cooking with her mother in the kitchen of their family-owned café on the French Riviera. When a reclusive new patron asks that lunch be delivered to his villa, Ondine agrees—and so becomes the new muse of Pablo Picasso. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Whale: A Love Story
DB87380 9 hours 6 minutes
by Mark Beauregard
read by Stephen Van Doren
In the summer of 1850, Herman Melville has escaped the heat and his creditors in Manhattan. As he gathers with other literary luminaries, he contemplates his latest novel-in-progress, The Whale. When he meets Nathaniel Hawthorne, a friendship—and possibly more—blooms between them, inspiring both. 2016.

The Healer’s Apprentice
DB88720 11 hours 45 minutes
by Melanie Dickerson
read by Terry Donnelly
Hagenheim, 1386. Rose, a healer’s apprentice at Hagenheim Castle, falls in love with her patient, the betrothed Lord Hamlin, who is seeking the sorcerer who cursed his mysterious future bride. For senior high and older readers. 2010.

The Adventures of John Carson in Several Quarters of the World: A Novel of Robert Louis Stevenson
DB88727 6 hours 15 minutes
by Brian Doyle
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Young Robert Louis Stevenson is biding his time in San Francisco while his soon-to-be wife obtains her divorce. As he waits, he listens to tales of his landlady’s adventurous seaman husband, John Carson. Carson relates his many travels as they sit and talk before the fire. Some violence. 2017.

A Fall of Marigolds
DB88683 10 hours 15 minutes
by Susan Meissner
read by Cecelia Riddett
In 2011, Taryn is still mourning the loss of her husband in the 9/11 attacks. Newly released photos from that day send her searching for the scarf she briefly held. It leads to Clara, who works on Ellis Island and lost someone she loved in the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. 2014.

The Lonely Hearts Hotel
DB87314 12 hours 4 minutes
by Heather O’Neill
read by Julia Whelan
Rose and Pierrot were abandoned by their mothers in early-twentieth-century Montreal. They grow up together in an orphanage, and after proving to be natural performers, they begin dreaming of opening a unique circus. Even after they are separated as teens, they never forget their dream. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

What We Become
DB85826 16 hours 22 minutes
by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
read by Michael Kramer
Socialite Mecha and charming thief Max meet on a transatlantic cruise between Spain and Argentina in 1928 and begin a love affair. Although they part at the end of the journey, their lives intersect over the decades. Translated from the original 2012 Spanish edition. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir
DB87423 11 hours 36 minutes
by Jennifer Ryan
read by various narrators
As the men from the village of Chilbury head off to fight in World War II, the vicar declares the church’s choir to be closed. Music professor Primrose Trent mobilizes the village’s women to organize as the Chilbury Ladies’ Choir. Relationships blossom and grow. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Duchess
DB88560 10 hours 6 minutes
by Danielle Steel
read by Gideon Emery
Angelique Latham, daughter of a duke, has been brought up in luxury in nineteenth-century England. When her father dies, however, her half brothers cast her out. After traveling to Paris, Angelique opens an exclusive brothel, training abused streetwalkers to be courtesans. Meanwhile, she plots to regain all she has lost. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

An Irish Doctor in Love and at Sea: An Irish Country Novel
DB87416 18 hours 35 minutes
by Patrick Taylor
read by John Keating
In the village of Ballybucklebo, Doctor Fingal O’Reilly, from An Irish Doctor in Peace and War (DB80167), and his partner, Barry Laverty, treat the villagers, including an old colleague of Fingal’s. Fingal reflects on the ghosts from World War II that continue to haunt him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

No Man’s Land
DB87285 19 hours 15 minutes
by Simon Tolkien
read by Christian Coulson
After Adam Raine’s mother is accidentally killed during a London strike, his father moves the family to a small coal-mining town. His father is then killed, and the owner of the mine becomes Adam’s patron. After participating in a romantic rivalry, Adam ships off to France to fight in World War I. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Cocoa Beach
DB88636 14 hours 34 minutes
by Beatriz Williams
read by Jennifer Hubbard
While volunteering overseas during World War I, Virginia Fortescue has a whirlwind romance and marries Captain Simon Fitzwilliam. Secrets force their separation, and three years later Virginia is widowed. Or is she? Family revelations and more haunt her. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

To Name Those Lost
DB88635 8 hours 21 minutes
by Rohan Wilson
read by Barry Bernson
1874. Outlaw Thomas Toosey finds out the mother of his son, William, has died, and he searches Tasmania for his now-missing son. But Thomas owes a debt to Fitheal Flynn, and Fitheal is hunting him. Violence and strong language. 2014.

Human Relationships

Confessions of a High School Disaster: Chloe Snow’s Diary
DB88512 7 hours 51 minutes
by Emma Chastain
read by MacKenzie Beyer
Chloe Snow chronicles a year in her high school life after her mother suddenly moves to Mexico to write a novel. She shares the highs and lows of family, friendship, school, and love. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

How to Be Human
DB88640 10 hours 47 minutes
by Paula Cocozza
read by Terry Donnelly
When Mary comes home from work one night, she discovers a baby on her doorstep. Unsure of how the baby—her neighbors’—arrived, she wonders if the fox with which she has bonded is responsible. Mary’s life turns surreal as she invites the fox into her life and communes with it. 2017.

Transit
DB87360 6 hours 46 minutes
by Rachel Cusk
read by Jennifer Hubbard
With her marriage over, a writer moves to London with her two sons. The change and the conversations she has with new people she meets prompt her to examine her own path in life. Sequel to Outline (DB81244). 2016.

Gifted
DB88499 12 hours 53 minutes
by John Daniel
read by Jon Huffman
A chance encounter with an old lover in a bar leads Henry to relate his story of coming-of-age in rural western Oregon. After his mother passes away, he and his dad must figure out their relationship. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

The Hideaway
DB88676 9 hours 47 minutes
by Lauren K. Denton
read by Jennifer Hubbard
After the death of her grandmother, Sara Jenkins travels home to Sweet Bay, Alabama, for the reading of the will. She finds out she has inherited her grandmother’s bed-and-breakfast, but only if she agrees to renovate the place. 2017.

Grief Cottage
DB88675 8 hours 47 minutes
by Gail Godwin
read by Gregory Maupin
Marcus relates the story of the summer he turned eleven and went to live with his great-aunt Charlotte after his mother’s death in a car accident. Charlotte shows him the Grief Cottage, from which a boy disappeared during a hurricane fifty years before. Marcus tries to deal with his loss. 2017.

How to Find Love in a Bookshop
DB88712 9 hours 50 minutes
by Veronica Henry
read by Fiona Hardingham
It has become difficult for Emilia Nightingale to keep her small, debt-ridden bookshop open after her father’s death, and property developers have been making her offers. Nightingale Books is not just another business to the people of this small English village, however. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Nice Work (If You Can Get It)
DB87358 10 hours 56 minutes
by Celia Imrie
read by Madelyn Buzzard
In this follow-up to Not Quite Nice (DB81215), four British seniors decide to open up a restaurant in Bellevue-Sur-Mer, on the French Riviera. Not only is the building they pick a fixer-upper, they seem to have run afoul of the Mafia. 2016.

Remembering the Bones
DB88653 9 hours 10 minutes
by Frances Itani
read by Terry Donnelly
Born on the same day as Queen Elizabeth II, Canadian Georgina Witley is invited to Buckingham Palace to celebrate their eightieth birthdays. On the way to the airport, Georgina’s car crashes. To survive, she relies on wit, family memories, and naming the bones in her body. Some strong language. 2017.

Allegedly
DB87362 9 hours 9 minutes
by Tiffany D. Jackson
read by Teresa Willis
When Mary, a teenager living in a group home, becomes pregnant, authorities want to take away her unborn child, because Mary was convicted of killing an infant when she was nine years old. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

On Turpentine Lane
DB87353 8 hours 25 minutes
by Elinor Lipman
read by Nicola Daval
Faith Frankel moves back to her Massachusetts hometown and buys a house. Her fiancé, off on a cross-country walkabout, is unsympathetic when Faith discovers the house has a spooky past. Luckily, her charming new officemate Nick is on hand to help. Some strong language. 2017.

Black Moses
DB88642 5 hours 11 minutes
by Alain Mabanckou
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Moses comes of age in an orphanage under a politically repressive regime. As he grows older, he believes his mission—like that of his namesake—is to liberate his people. His mental state spirals as he deals with his world. Translated from the original 2015 French edition. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

The Fifth Letter
DB87059 8 hours 40 minutes
by Nicola Moriarty
read by Laura Godfrey Dunlop
While on vacation with her three best friends, Joni suggests that they all write anonymous letters to the group in which they confess their deepest secrets. Instead of fostering closeness, the letters cause distress, especially when Joni finds a fifth letter. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Ramona Blue
DB88451 12 hours 22 minutes
by Julie Murphy
read by Carol Jacobanis
Confident in her small town of Eulogy, Mississippi, six-foot-three Ramona sports blue hair and openly acknowledges that she is a lesbian. But when her old friend Freddie moves back to town, Ramona starts to question everything. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

The Impossible Fortress
DB87317 7 hours 46 minutes
by Jason Rekulak
read by Julian Thompson
In 1980s New Jersey, fourteen-year-old Billy Marvin is obsessed with computer programming, acquiring the Vanna White issue of Playboy, and girls. The three interests unexpectedly converge when Billy, in pursuit of the elusive magazine, meets fellow teen programmer Mary at her father’s store. Some strong language. 2017.

Weathering
DB88592 11 hours 12 minutes
by Lucy Wood
read by Carol Jacobanis
Ada returns to her childhood home with her six-year-old daughter, Pepper, to scatter the ashes of her mother, Pearl. While there, Ada is confronted not only by memories of her mother but by her ghost as well, all of which lead to new beginnings. Some strong language. 2016.

Mystery and Detective

City of Saints and Thieves
DB87350 11 hours 14 minutes
by Natalie C. Anderson
read by Pascale Armand
Sixteen-year-old Tina and her two friends leave Kenya and slip into the Congo, returning to the place from which she and her mother had fled years before. As Tina seeks revenge for her mother’s murder, she uncovers startling secrets. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

The Fifth Petal
DB87340 18 hours 4 minutes
by Brunonia Barry
read by Ann Marie Lee
Twenty-five years after the Goddess Murders in Salem, a teenage boy is killed. The main suspect claims a banshee is the culprit. Callie Cahill—a survivor of the first murders and daughter of one of the victims—returns to town, and she learns more about her past as the investigations continue. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Murder at the Puppy Fest
DB88680 8 hours 34 minutes
by Laurien Berenson
read by Kerry Dukin
Dog lover Melanie Travis is helping out at the Puppy Fest—an annual fundraiser to benefit a rescue group—which is being held this year at wealthy philanthropist Leo Brody’s mansion. When Leo is found dead, Melanie puts on her amateur-sleuth hat to figure out why. Some strong language. 2017.

The Dead House: Fiona Griffiths, Book 5
DB88401 14 hours 40 minutes
by Harry Bingham
read by Gabriella Cavallero
DC Fiona Griffiths is intrigued by her latest corpse—a young woman dressed in white has been laid out in a church on a table with a Bible. Working with the local village police, Fiona discovers a complex kidnapping scheme and begins investigating other possible abductees. Strong language and some violence. 2016.

Murder in Saint-Germain
DB88509 9 hours 24 minutes
by Cara Black
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Paris, 1999. PI Aimée Leduc is approached by Suzanne Lesage, a Brigade Criminelle agent on an elite counter-terrorism squad. Suzanne is convinced she’s being stalked by a Serbian warlord her team took down. She’s suffering from PTSD, and her boss thinks she’s imagining things. She begs Aimée to investigate. 2017.

House of the Rising Sun
DB87131 16 hours 23 minutes
by James Lee Burke
read by Joe Wilson
In Mexico in 1916, searching for his estranged Army-captain son, Ishmael, Texas Ranger Hackberry Holland almost gets himself killed, but escapes with a rare vessel. His search for Ishmael continues, complicated by three strong women and the Austrian who wants the artifact. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep
DB88501 10 hours 49 minutes
by Joanna Cannon
read by Theresa Conkin
In a small town in 1976 England, Mrs. Creasy goes missing. Her ten-year-old neighbors, Grace and Tilly—who are determined to find her—are pointed in different directions by the vicar and by various neighbors who are harboring secrets surrounding a neighborhood fire in 1967. Some strong language. 2015.

Murder Freshly Baked: An Amish Village Mystery, Book 3
DB87068 9 hours 25 minutes
by Vannetta Chapman
read by Mary Kane
The third murder in one year occurs in the Indiana Amish artisan village that Amber manages. But before that happened, she and her fellow amateur sleuth Hannah were investigating poisoned pies and their accompanying warning poems and worrying about a man who was juggling too many women. 2015.

Chaos in Mudbug
DB87303 6 hours 53 minutes
by Jana DeLeon
read by Johanna Parker
When a fisherman finds a sunken shrimp boat, and the boat captain is missing, game warden Jadyn St. James wonders if something nefarious happened. Once more, sheriff Colt Bertrand must fight his attraction to Jadyn while helping her investigate. Then a stalker sets his sights on Jaydn. Sequel to Missing in Mudbug (DB87305). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Gator Bait: A Miss Fortune Mystery
DB87047 7 hours 39 minutes
by Jana DeLeon
read by Cassandra Campbell
Things are starting to look up for Fortune Redding. She has friends and just finished up an incredible first date with the sexiest deputy in the state. But when someone almost kills Deputy Carter LeBlanc, Fortune shifts back to being the deadly professional that she is. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Rose and Helena Save Christmas
DB87307 3 hours 18 minutes
by Jana DeLeon and Denise Grover Swank
read by Shannon McManus
Taylor Beaumont has exhausted all resources in trying to figure out her new ghostly roommate, Helena. Seeing a psychic during the holidays is the last resort. Taylor hoped for answers about Helena’s worldly existence but instead finds herself embroiled on the wrong side of a murder investigation. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Showdown in Mudbug
DB87302 8 hours 3 minutes
by Jana DeLeon
read by Johanna Parker
Hidden away in her eclectic shop in the French Quarter, psychic Raissa Bordeaux thought she’d left her former life behind. But when a child is kidnapped and the late Helena Henry appears, Raissa risks her true identity by offering New Orleans Detective Zach Blanchard help with the case. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

Knife Creek
DB88611 9 hours 47 minutes
by Paul Doiron
read by Henry Leyva
When Maine game warden Mike Bowditch is shooting invasive feral hogs, he makes a horrific discovery—a dead baby buried in a shallow grave. Even more disturbing: evidence suggests the infant was born to a young woman believed to have died four years earlier after disappearing from a rafting trip. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

This Is Our Story
DB87022 8 hours 26 minutes
by Ashley Elston
read by Abigail Maupin
When a hunting accident claims a boy’s life, his privileged best friends all come under suspicion, especially since they were drinking. Kate, a fellow student and intern at the district attorney’s office, helps her boss investigate the case. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Hell Fire
DB87009 6 hours 57 minutes
by Karin Fossum
read by Kristin Allison
Inspector Konrad Sejer investigates the heartbreaking murder case of Bonnie Hayden and her five-year-old son. As Sejer works, events from the months leading up to the crime are revealed. They involve both Bonnie’s family and another one. Originally published in Norwegian in 2014. Some violence. 2016.

Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus, Books 23–24
DB88303 23 hours 33 minutes
by Faye Kellerman
read by Bill Quinn
Two mysteries, written between 2015 and 2017, featuring policeman Peter Decker and his Orthodox Jewish wife, Rina Lazarus, now living in upstate New York. Includes The Theory of Death and Bone Box. In both titles, dead bodies found in the woods lead to complex investigations. Some violence and some strong language. 2017.

Crime Scene
DB88624 9 hours 41 minutes
by Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse Kellerman
read by Dennis Boutsikaris
Eccentric Walter Rennert lies cold at the bottom of his stairs. The scene looks straightforward: a once-respected psychology professor, done in by booze and a bad heart. But his daughter insists that her father has been murdered, so Clay Edison, former star athlete turned coroner’s investigator, starts digging. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

A Taste for Monsters
DB87373 9 hours 26 minutes
by Matthew J. Kirby
read by Mare Trevathan
Both seventeen-year-old Evelyn, a disfigured maid, and her employer, Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man, live in the London Hospital, trying to stay out of the public eye. But when the Jack the Ripper murders begin, they find themselves haunted by the victims’ ghosts and decide to investigate. For senior high readers. 2016.

Christmas Mourning
DB88518 9 hours 57 minutes
by Margaret Maron
read by Nona Pipes
In rural North Carolina’s Colleton County, Judge Deborah Knott is looking forward to a family holiday celebration when a young cheerleader dies in a car crash. Deborah’s husband, Deputy Dwight Bryant, soon learns that her death was not a simple accident. Some strong language. 2010.

A Twist of the Knife
DB87427 12 hours 19 minutes
by Becky Masterman
read by Suzanne Toren
When ex-FBI agent Brigid Quinn’s former partner Laura Coleman calls from Florida about a case, Brigid flies in from Tucson. On leave from the Bureau, Laura has been volunteering for a legal group that is trying to prove the innocence of a man who is on death row for killing his family. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Long Time, No See: An 87th Precinct Novel
DB88678 8 hours 52 minutes
by Ed McBain
read by Ray Foushee
When a blind Vietnam veteran is brutally murdered, Detectives Carella and Meyer of the 87th Precinct go to speak to his widow, who is also blind. She says she can identify her husband, but she is found dead the next day. Strong language. 1977.

The Medical Examiner: A Women’s Murder Club Story
DB88709 2 hours 25 minutes
by James Patterson
read by Kate Russell
A woman checks into a hotel room and entertains a man who is not her husband. A shooter blows away the lover and wounds the millionairess, leaving her for dead. Is this the perfect case for the Women’s Murder Club—or just for the most twisted people? Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Occult and Horror

Little Heaven
DB87060 18 hours 53 minutes
by Nick Cutter
read by Ryan Dalusung
A woman hires three mercenaries to check on her nephew in the remote New Mexico town of Little Heaven. She fears the boy is being held by the religious cult that controls the town, but the mercenaries encounter a more supernatural menace. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Dear Sweet Filthy World
DB88674 14 hours 9 minutes
by Caitlín R. Kiernan
read by Theresa Conkin
Collection of twenty-nine short stories from an award-winning author of horror and dark fantasy, many dealing with the dark side of love. They feature malevolent fairies, cursed vampires, a woman who was once a dragon, and other tales of miraculous transformation and utter annihilation. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

The Asylum Novellas: The Scarlets, The Bone Artists, and The Warden
DB89151 6 hours 16 minutes
by Madeleine Roux
read by Alec Volz
Three previously published novellas, written between 2014 and 2016, featuring bone-chilling events that occurred before Dan, Abby, and Jordan came to the Brookline asylum. Companion to Asylum Series (DB85341). Violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Our Dark Duet: A Monsters of Verity Novel
DB88496 9 hours 59 minutes
by Victoria Schwab
read by Teresa Willis
When a new monster who feeds on chaos emerges from the shadows, Kate finds herself lured home to Verity to deal with the creature and is reunited with August, now a leader. Sequel to This Savage Song (DB85462). Violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Political Themes

How I Became a North Korean
DB87267 6 hours 46 minutes
by Krys Lee
read by Eva Wilhelm
Yongju is from a privileged North Korean family, Jangmi lives on the streets of North Korea, and Chinese-American teen Danny has run away from home. The trio find their fates intertwined in a small Chinese village across the border from North Korea. Some descriptions of sex. 2016.

Psychological Themes

The Lightkeepers
DB87269 10 hours 36 minutes
by Abby Geni
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
Nature photographer Miranda has signed up for a one-year stint on the Farallon Islands off the San Francisco coast. The only other human inhabitants are researchers. When she is attacked by an islander, she wonders how much of the aftermath is due to humans or the island. Violence and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

The One Inside
DB87435 4 hours 33 minutes
by Sam Shepard
read by various narrators
A man reflects on his life as he negotiates with a younger woman whom he refers to as Blackmail Girl, because she threatens to publish the phone conversations with him that she claims to have recorded and transcribed. His recollections include the woman who was also his father’s mistress. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Religious Themes

Rocky Creek Romance, Books 1–3
DB88278 31 hours 34 minutes
by Margaret Brownley
read by various narrators
Three inspirational romances set in Texas in the late 1800s, written between 2009 and 2011. Includes A Lady like Sarah, A Suitor for Jenny, and A Vision of Lucy, in which a young woman strives to work for the local newspaper as a photographer. 2011.

The Homestead: The Dakota Series, Book 1
DB88593 11 hours 18 minutes
by Linda Byler
read by Eva Wilhelm
Teenage Hannah resents her parents when they leave Lancaster County after losing the farm during the Depression. Settling in North Dakota, the family struggles without the support of the Amish community. Hannah seeks help from ranch hand Clay Jenkins and wrestles with her feelings for him. 2017.

Love Story
DB88502 9 hours 59 minutes
by Karen Kingsbury
read by various narrators
To help his grandson Cole write a paper on family history, Baxter clan patriarch, John, agrees to tell the story of his romance with his first wife, Elizabeth. Meanwhile, Baxter family friend Cody Coleman is struggling to mend his relationship with Andi Ellison. 2017.

Romance

Darling, Vermont, Books 1–3
DB88362 25 hours 1 minute
by Donna Alward
read by Eva Wilhelm
Three contemporary romances set in the small Vermont town of Darling. In Somebody like You, two childhood sweethearts are thrown together and find that the spark is still there. Also includes Someone to Love and Somebody’s Baby. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Brighter than the Sun
DB87283 9 hours 29 minutes
by Maya Banks
read by Tad Branson
Joe is the last single member of the Kelly family, having watched his brothers fall in love but remaining determined to keep women at a distance. Then he meets Zoe, who comes to the Kelly Group for a new start. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Not Quite Forever and Not Quite Perfect
DB87136 20 hours 33 minutes
by Catherine Bybee
read by Nona Pipes
Two contemporary romances. In Not Quite Forever, romance author Dakota Laurens and Doctor Walt Eddy share an attraction. In Not Quite Perfect, Dakota’s friend Mary Kildare is a therapist who falls for a playboy pilot. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

Kiss of a Demon King
DB88615 12 hours 12 minutes
by Kresley Cole
read by Robert Petkoff
The sorceress Sabine is forced by her half brother to trap and torture deposed demon king Rydstrom Woede. Things get complicated when Rydstrom realizes Sabine is his destined mate. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Wired
DB88719 8 hours 37 minutes
by Julie Garwood
read by Jack Fox
Computer hacker Allison Trent is recruited by FBI agent Liam Scott to help him catch a dangerous cybercriminal leaking secrets from within the FBI. The pair fight their attraction to each other as they hunt for the traitor. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

The Vicar’s Daughter
DB88731 10 hours 25 minutes
by Josi S. Kilpack
read by MacKenzie Beyer
Cassie’s parents will not allow her to be out in society until her shy older sister Lenora is married. Using Lenora’s name, Cassie starts a correspondence with a man she thinks will be a good match for her sister, only to fall for him herself. 2017.

My Not So Perfect Life
DB87344 12 hours 0 minutes
by Sophie Kinsella
read by Fiona Hardingham
Katie Brenner is envious of her successful boss, Demeter, and frustrated with her own chaotic life. When Demeter fires her, Katie heads home to her family’s farm to help them start a new vacation business. Everything seems to be going well until her ex-boss arrives. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Ever My Love
DB88500 12 hours 59 minutes
by Lynn Kurland
read by Carol Dines
Emma Baxter has traveled to Scotland to rest and plan her future after a breakup and a business failure. She meets Nathaniel MacLeod, a handsome local Scotsman with a secret: he is cursed to involuntarily travel in time. Some strong language. 2017.

Lord of the Privateers
DB87356 16 hours 24 minutes
by Stephanie Laurens
read by Theresa Conkin
Royd, the eldest of the Frobisher brothers, seeks to complete the mission started by his brothers to free captured slaves in West Africa. His former love Isobel, whose cousin is among the captives, insists on going with him. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

Wild Wicked Scot
DB87370 9 hours 53 minutes
by Julia London
read by Abigail Maupin
Wed in 1706 to Arran Mackenzie, chieftain of a Highlands clan, Margot did not last long before fleeing home to England. Several years later she returns, sent to investigate rumors that her husband is a Jacobite plotting against the English crown. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

The Day of the Duchess: Scandal and Scoundrel, Book 3
DB88495 11 hours 43 minutes
by Sarah MacLean
read by Abigail Maupin
Three years after she left her husband, the Duke of Haven, Seraphina returns to seek a divorce. Haven still needs an heir, so he agrees to release her only if she finds him a replacement wife. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Red Clover Inn
DB88728 9 hours 8 minutes
by Carla Neggers
read by MacKenzie Beyer
Marine biologist Charlotte Bennett attends her cousin’s wedding in England, where she meets Diplomatic Service security agent Greg Rawlings. Seeking a peaceful break, she agrees to keep an eye on her cousin’s not-yet-open Massachusetts inn. Then, Greg arrives unexpectedly. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

First Star I See Tonight
DB86590 10 hours 57 minutes
by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
read by Anne Hancock
Private detective Piper Dove is tailing former Chicago Stars quarterback Cooper Graham when she gets caught. She talks Cooper into hiring her to investigate the employees at his new nightclub, but what she thinks he needs is a bodyguard. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

Lady Claire Is All That: Keeping Up with the Cavendishes, Book 3
DB87372 8 hours 6 minutes
by Maya Rodale
read by Gabriella Cavallero
More interested in mathematics than balls, American heiress Claire Cavendish can make even determined suitors retreat when she talks equations. She attracts the attentions of Lord Fox, who has made a bet that he can turn the bluestocking into the toast of London. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Serenity Harbor
DB88633 9 hours 9 minutes
by RaeAnne Thayne
read by Theresa Conkin
Schoolteacher Katrina Bailey meets arrogant tech millionaire Bowie Callahan at the supermarket, and she helps soothe his autistic younger half-brother Milo. Katrina agrees to help out as a nanny for Milo, never imagining that she might grow to care for Bo. 2017.

Science Fiction

The Time Ships
DB86745 20 hours 4 minutes
by Stephen Baxter
read by Patrick Downer
Conflict continues between the Eloi and the Morlocks, first introduced in H.G. Wells’s famous The Time Machine (DB33367). A secret passage through time exists, and it leads all the way to the end of Eternity. The journey, however, alters both the future and the present. 1995.

The Paradise Snare: The Han Solo Trilogy, Book 1
DB87392 13 hours 51 minutes
by A.C. Crispin
read by Richard Davidson
The first volume in a trilogy chronicling the adventures of Han Solo as a young man. The Paradise Snare takes place during his late teen years. Han escapes an unhappy home to carve out an adventurous life as a pilot. 1997.

Fountain of Age: Stories
DB88498 13 hours 2 minutes
by Nancy Kress
read by Erin Jones
A collection of nine previously unpublished stories from the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning science fiction author. Several of the stories include the premise that gene sculpting is illegal yet commonplace, with effects that range between the slow catastrophic, the cosmic, and the tragic. Some strong language. 2012.

Invisible Planets: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation
DB87211 14 hours 26 minutes
edited by Ken Liu
read by Andy Pyle
A collection of speculative short stories that were originally published in China, as well as three essays that explore the history and essence of Chinese science fiction. Includes stories by Chen Qiufan, Xia Jia, and Liu Cixin, among others. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

Hostile
DB88644 5 hours 26 minutes
by Cameo Renae
read by Kristin Allison
After the events of Intransigent (DB88397), Abigail is on the run with Finn and her family. The Arvies and teams of soldiers are after them. The serum is taking its toll on Abigail, however, and she must leave those she loves to protect them from herself. Strong language and some violence. 2016.

The Prefect
DB88523 20 hours 23 minutes
by Alastair Reynolds
read by L.J. Ganser
Tom Dreyfus works as a Prefect, patrolling the utopian society of the Glitter Band, which includes the swirl of space habitats orbiting the planet Yellowstone. A seemingly open-and-shut investigation of a murder rampage uncovers something far more serious that some powerful people would rather stay hidden. Strong language and some violence. 2007.

Skirmishes: A Diving Universe Novel
DB88646 7 hours 50 minutes
by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
read by Mare Trevathan
After the events of Boneyards (DB76449), Coop must wait for Boss and her team to explore the Boneyards before they can find the answers they seek. In her absence, Coop must defend the Nine Planets Alliance against the Enterran Empire. Strong language and some violence. 2013.

Pirate Utopia
DB88645 4 hours 24 minutes
by Bruce Sterling
read by Stephen Van Doren
The Futurists are utopian pirate warriors, the mortal enemies of communists, capitalists, and even fascists. These citizens of Carnaro are led by engineering genius Lorenzo Secondari, torpedo manufacturer Frau Piffer, spymaster Ace of Hearts, and the seductive warrior-poet the Prophet. They hope to establish world domination with the help of American traitors. Some violence. 2016.

Alien Morning
DB88294 11 hours 56 minutes
by Rick Wilber
read by Andy Pyle
In 2030, Peter Holman is a freelancer in sweepcasting, a multisensory interface that can completely immerse an audience into another person’s experience. As such, Peter is perfectly positioned to document the arrival of the aliens—the S’hudonni. Over time, however, he learns secrets he was never meant to know. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

Short Stories

The Complete Short Fiction of Greg Bear: Volumes 1–3
DB88595 37 hours 4 minutes
by Greg Bear
read by Patrick Downer
Three volumes of short stories from the award-winning science fiction author. Thirteen explorations of the near future or what lies just beyond the border of conventional reality. Includes Just over the Horizon, Far Thoughts and Pale Gods, and Beyond the Farthest Suns. 2016.

Slipping: Stories, Essays & Other Writing
DB88486 7 hours 24 minutes
by Lauren Beukes
read by Erin Jones
A collection of short pieces from the award-winning author. In these writings, everything grows more complicated and dangerous with people involved. Permanent corporate branding gives a woman enhanced abilities. Impoverished recruits collect biohazardous plants. The only adult survivor of the apocalypse thinks he can be the savior of those younger than he. Strong language and some violence. 2016.

Spies and Espionage

A Divided Spy
DB87274 11 hours 34 minutes
by Charles Cumming
read by Jot Davies
Thomas Kell had thought his time as a spy was over, but when he is offered a chance at revenge, he takes it. Kell embarks on a mission to recruit a top Russian spy as the threat of catastrophic terrorism looms over Britain. Sequel to A Colder War (DB85300). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Spook Street: Slough House, Book 4
DB88493 11 hours 32 minutes
by Mick Herron
read by Alec Volz
River Cartwright’s grandfather, a Cold War-era operative, begins to lose his memory and suspects everyone in his life of spying on him for the Service. But River has more to worry about after a bomb detonates in a shopping center, killing forty innocent civilians. Sequel to Slough House, Books 1–3 (DB84464). Some violence and some strong language. 2017.

Suspense

A Darkness Absolute
DB87032 13 hours 37 minutes
by Kelley Armstrong
read by Therese Plummer
Former homicide detective Casey Duncan now lives and works in off-the-grid Rockton. Caught in a blizzard during a manhunt, she stumbles upon a woman who was presumed dead. Instead, the woman has been held against her will for over a year. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Special Ones
DB88743 8 hours 2 minutes
by Em Bailey
read by Jean Cochran
Four young people are taken against their will to live on a farm and forced to serve as spiritual guides for a cult. But soon, they rebel against the one that holds them captive. Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Rush of Blood
DB87393 13 hours 44 minutes
by Mark Billingham
read by Terry Donnelly
Three British couples meet each other while vacationing in Florida. Meanwhile, an American teen with mental disabilities who was staying at the same resort is murdered. When the couples continue their socializing in England, another girl goes missing. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2012.

Lovemurder
DB88690 13 hours 39 minutes
by Saul Black
read by Christina Delaine
Six years ago, San Francisco homicide detective Valerie Hart helped put away charismatic serial killer Katherine Glass. Now Katherine’s lover and partner has started up the sadistic killings again—and is including notes addressed to Valerie. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Watch Me Disappear
DB88687 13 hours 18 minutes
by Janelle Brown
read by various narrators
A year ago, Billie Flanagan—a charismatic Berkeley mom with an enviable life—went hiking in Desolation Wilderness and vanished, leaving only a hiking boot. Billie’s husband coped by drinking and their teenage daughter, Olive, grew remote. But now Olive has started having waking dreams that her mother is still alive. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Stillhouse Lake
DB88737 14 hours 6 minutes
by Rachel Caine
read by Carol Jacobanis
Four years ago, Gina Royal discovered that her husband, Mel, was a serial killer. Since then Gina and their two children have been on the run, both from Mel’s fans and from those who believe she was complicit. Now copycat killings occur at her front door. Violence and strong language. 2017.

Take the Key and Lock Her Up
DB87348 8 hours 58 minutes
by Ally Carter
read by Eileen Stevens
Desperate to protect her loved ones, Grace Blakely—a girl with a secret heritage—is on the run. But it is hard to hide from the Prime Minister of Adria and the secret society that is part of her family heritage. Sequel to See How They Run (DB83341). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Kill the Father
DB87212 19 hours 55 minutes
by Sandrone Dazieri
read by Jon Huffman
Recovering Deputy Captain Colomba Caselli is called back from leave when a mother is found beheaded and her young son has gone missing. Colomba works with Dante Torre, who was kidnapped as a child and escaped his captor, a criminal called “the Father.” Translated from the 2014 Italian version. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

The Girl Before
DB87332 10 hours 1 minute
by J.P. Delaney
read by various narrators
After a personal tragedy, Jane finds a fresh start at One Folgate Street and is instantly drawn to the house and its aloof creator. But Jane soon learns about the untimely death of the previous tenant and unwittingly follows the same patterns as the girl before. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Long Time Lost
DB87394 11 hours 43 minutes
by Chris Ewan
read by Jason Culp
Kate Sutherland is preparing to testify in the murder trial of a fellow attorney when she is warned by Nick Miller that her life is in danger. After Kate narrowly thwarts a hit man, she reluctantly takes Nick up on his offer to help her disappear. Violence. 2016.

Poisonfeather: The Gibson Vaughn Series
DB87238 10 hours 57 minutes
by Matthew FitzSimmons
read by David Hartley-Margolin
After the events of The Short Drop (DB87246), Gibson Vaughn hopes for legitimate employment. Then his hacking services are demanded by relatives of the judge who gave Gibson a much-needed break. His assignment is to get back their family money from jailed billionaire Charles Merrick. Violence and strong language. 2016.

The Short Drop
DB87246 11 hours 51 minutes
by Matthew FitzSimmons
read by Jason Culp
Ten years ago, Senator Lombard’s fourteen-year-old daughter Suzanne went missing. Gibson Vaughn—the son of Lombard’s chief of staff—was part of the Lombard family until he was arrested for hacking the senator’s computers. Now, Gibson is hired to follow a new lead in Suzanne’s case. Violence and strong language. 2015.

A Voice from the Field
DB87011 8 hours 23 minutes
by Neal Griffin
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Ben Sawyer is now Newberg Chief of Police, and Tia Suarez is a detective, but she is still recovering mentally from the events of Benefit of the Doubt (DB82253). While undercover, Tia glimpses a kidnapped teen, but she has trouble proving she wasn’t hallucinating. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

She Rides Shotgun
DB88638 7 hours 17 minutes
by Jordan Harper
read by Andy Pyle
Eleven-year-old Polly is surprised to see her father, Nate, waiting for her after school—he’s been in prison for years. Nate killed a connected man before his release, and Polly’s mother has just been murdered in retaliation. Now they’re after Polly. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

You Belong to Me
DB88604 12 hours 11 minutes
by Colin Harrison
read by Robert Petkoff
Immigration lawyer Paul Reeves’s passion is collecting old maps of New York. One afternoon he attends an auction with his neighbor Jennifer Mehraz, the young wife of an Iranian financier-lawyer, but halfway through the auction a man in soldier fatigues appears in the aisle and whisks Jennifer away. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Taken
DB87069 12 hours 28 minutes
by Dee Henderson
read by Nanette Savard
Shannon Bliss was abducted at sixteen and held captive by the Jacoby crime family. Years later, she is free, and she hires PI Matthew Dane to help her get her life back to normal. The two find a bond of mutual faith that could lead to love. 2015.

Count All Her Bones
DB88647 4 hours 55 minutes
by April Henry
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Griffin—the teen who helped blind Cheyenne escape in Girl, Stolen (DB71997)—is set to testify at his father’s trial. Meanwhile his dad, Roy, plots his revenge from behind bars. Some violence and some strong language. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2017.

The Nowhere Man
DB87255 13 hours 42 minutes
by Gregg Hurwitz
read by David DeBoy
As in Orphan X (DB83654), Evan Smoak continues saving people’s lives via pay-it-forward referrals, until he is snatched off the street. His kidnapper knows Smoak is valuable, but not his true identity. Smoak must accomplish an impossible escape in time to save his next client. Violence and strong language. 2017.

Capital City
DB88654 9 hours 14 minutes
by Lee Hurwitz and Tim Treanor
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Washington, D.C.’s long-time mayor Wendell P. Watson’s habits of snorting coke and womanizing finally catch up with him. While Evelyn Boone is stealing a bid proposal from Watson’s office, she witnesses the murder of his mistress. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

Expecting to Die
DB86916 14 hours 7 minutes
by Lisa Jackson
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
As Detective Regan Pescoli prepares for her new baby, her daughter Bianca stumbles upon a dead body in the woods while playing a chasing game with other high schoolers. But Bianca is pretty sure it wasn’t a human who was chasing her. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

Double Down and Fast and Loose
DB86783 17 hours 4 minutes
by Fern Michaels
read by Eva Wilhelm
The men who are the romantic partners of the characters in the author’s popular Sisterhood series get their own stories. Double Down is a compilation of three novellas, while Fast and Loose has the men investigating a casino robbery. Some violence and some strong language. 2016.

Burning Bright
DB87331 11 hours 57 minutes
by Nick Petrie
read by Stephen Mendel
Hiking in the California redwood country, Peter Ash climbs a tree to avoid a bear. There he finds a climbing rope, leading to a hanging platform. On it is investigative journalist June Cassidy, who escaped a kidnapping by men who are still on her trail. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Listen to Me
DB88586 6 hours 39 minutes

by Hannah Pittard
read by Dawn Ursula
Married couple Mark and Maggie and their dog, Gerome, leave Chicago on their annual summer drive to Virginia. But this time, Maggie is uncharacteristically fearful after a mugging, and Mark has been flirting with a colleague. Then a storm turns their night nightmarish. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

The Cabin
DB87107 8 hours 23 minutes
by Natasha Preston
read by Abigail Maupin
During the summer before college, Mackenzie and six of her friends head out to a secluded cabin for fun, but two of them are murdered. With all five survivors under suspicion, Mackenzie launches her own investigation. Violence, descriptions of sex, and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

The Red Hunter
DB88298 12 hours 59 minutes
by Lisa Unger
read by Jennifer Hubbard
At fifteen, Zoey survived a brutal attack that killed her parents. Years later, divorced Claudia and her daughter, Raven, move into the house where that crime occurred. When Zoey returns seeking vengeance, Raven searches for answers regarding her own troubled beginnings. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Barely Legal
DB88623 7 hours 27 minutes
by Stuart Woods and Parnell Hall
read by Tony Roberts
Under the tutelage of Stone Barrington, Herbie Fisher has transformed from a bumbling sad sack into a capable man about town and the youngest partner at the white-shoe law firm Woodman & Weld. Now he finds himself embroiled in his most daring adventure to date. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

War Stories

MASH: A Novel about Three Army Doctors
DB88568 5 hours 42 minutes
by Richard Hooker
read by Johnny Heller
During the Korean War, doctors Duke Forrest and Hawkeye Pierce report for duty at the 4077th MASH unit, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Henry Blake. Pierce and Forrest recruit John McIntyre into their hijinks. Basis for the 1970 film and television series of the same name. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1968.

Adult Nonfiction

Animals and Wildlife

Pets on the Couch: Neurotic Dogs, Compulsive Cats, Anxious Birds, and the New Science of Animal Psychiatry
DB87368 10 hours 5 minutes
by Nicholas H. Dodman
read by Gary Tipton
A veterinary behaviorist examines the similarities between human and animal brains, theorizing that the medicines that help us deal with stress and depression could help our pets as well. Includes stories of obsessive-compulsive horses, dogs with PTSD, cats with dementia, and more. 2016.

The Lion in the Living Room: How House Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World
DB87000 8 hours 5 minutes
by Abigail Tucker
read by Laura Adducci
With help from archaeologists, veterinarians, ecologists, animal rights activists, and cat breeders, a science writer chronicles the history and evolution of cats. Examines the barely domesticated nature of pet cats from their place in Egyptian culture to their domination of the sphere of internet videos. Some violence. 2016.

Arts

Change Your Home, Change Your Life with Color: What’s Your Color Story?
DB88467 3 hours 31 minutes
by Moll Anderson
read by Eva Wilhelm
Interior designer explores the psychological and sensory impacts of colors and the associations about them subconsciously rooted in the brain. Discusses what it means to have a color story and offers trivia, recipes, and personal reflections on specific colors and color groups, including white, black, orange, yellow, green, violet, pink, blue, turquoise, red, metallics, pastels, and neutrals. 2017.

Couture Confessions: Fashion Legends in Their Own Words
DB87087 5 hours 47 minutes
by Pamela Golbin
read by Mary Kane
A collection of faux interviews with deceased fashion designers, using writings, correspondence, and other media from the designers’ own times to answer the questions posed. Among the designers included are Paul Poiret, Jeanne Lanvin, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Christian Dior, Madame Grès, Pierre Balmain, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, and others. 2016.

The Harlem Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction
DB86445 5 hours 4 minutes
by Cheryl A. Wall
read by Jake Williams
Chronicles the post-World War I cultural awakening that inspired a bounty of literature, art, and music. Highlights the era’s key figures, such as Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and James Weldon Johnson, and assesses its impact on African Americans’ evolving identity and struggle for equality. 2016.

Astronomy

Mask of the Sun: The Science, History, and Forgotten Lore of Eclipses
DB88411 11 hours 25 minutes
by John Dvorak
read by Bill Burton
Explores the myths, science, and history of eclipses throughout recorded history worldwide. Discusses the 1925 total solar eclipse that was observed by scientists on a dirigible, superstitions about the accomplishment of daily activities during eclipses, the development of astronomy, and more. Includes an epilogue about the 2017 eclipse. 2017.

The Universe in Your Hand: A Journey through Space, Time, and Beyond
DB87129 11 hours 21 minutes
by Christophe Galfard
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Physicist, associate of Stephen Hawking, and coauthor of George’s Secret Key to the Universe (DB66970) uses stories to explore the concepts of the cosmos, outer space, speed, quantum mechanics, the beginnings of the universe, what is known versus what is unknown, and more. 2015.

Chasing Space: An Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances
DB88594 7 hours 20 minutes
by Leland Melvin
read by Bob Moore
Astronaut shares his experiences that led him to space. Discusses his time as a professional football player in the NFL, training to be an astronaut, derailment of his career when a training injury resulted in severe bilateral hearing loss, recovery, and eventual work on the International Space Station. 2017.

Biography

Driving Miss Norma: One Family’s Journey, Saying “Yes” to Living
DB88643 7 hours 21 minutes
by Tim Bauerschmidt and Ramie Liddle
read by Jon Pinnow
When the author’s father died unexpectedly and his ninety-year-old mother, Norma, was diagnosed with cancer, he and his coauthor wife invited Norma to join them in traveling around the country in an RV. Describes their year-long adventure that covered thirty-two states and fifteen national parks and attracted many fans. Some strong language. 2017.

Lion
DB87355 6 hours 20 minutes
by Saroo Brierley
read by Gregory Maupin
Man recounts ending up as a five-year-old on the streets of Calcutta, where he was taken in by an orphanage and adopted by an Australian couple. Describes his search for home and his two families. Originally published as The Long Way Home and basis for 2016 Oscar-nominated movie, Lion. 2013.

Desmond Doss: Conscientious Objector; the Story of an Unlikely Hero
DB87399 4 hours 43 minutes
by Frances M. Doss
read by Michael Scherer
The story of Private Doss, who would not carry a weapon in World War II because of his religious beliefs. During many battles, Private Doss refused to seek cover and brought those who had been hit to safety one at a time. Also discusses his life before and after the war. 2005.

In the Darkroom
DB87216 14 hours 21 minutes
by Susan Faludi
read by Kristin Allison
Journalist and author of Backlash (DB34053) examines the life of her father, who transitioned from male to female at the age of seventy-six. After years of estrangement, she delves into her father’s story, including his family history in Hungary and transsexual identity issues. Some strong language. 2016.

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body
DB88658 7 hours 1 minute
by Roxane Gay
read by Laura Adducci
An essayist and novelist tells of the traumatic sexual assault she experienced at age twelve and the long-term effects it had on her body image and self-esteem. Reflects on violence against women and the negative societal messages women get about their bodies. Violence, descriptions of sex, and some strong language. Bestseller. 2017.

Settle for More
DB87003 12 hours 40 minutes
by Megyn Kelly
read by Maggy Stacy
Journalist and political commentator reflects on the enduring values and experiences that have shaped her, including her father’s death when she was young. Kelly shares stories and struggles from her career, recalls abandoning a thriving legal career to become a journalist, and explains her personal motto to “settle for more.” 2016.

Nujeen: One Girl’s Incredible Journey from War-Torn Syria in a Wheelchair
DB88414 7 hours 8 minutes
by Nujeen Mustafa and Christina Lamb
read by Emily Ellet
The story of Nujeen Mustafa, who was born with cerebral palsy and journeyed from Syria to Germany in a wheelchair. Denied education in Syria because of her condition, she taught herself English using American soap operas. Nujeen fled after her small town became the epicenter of conflict between ISIS militants and Kurdish troops. Some violence. 2016.

Business and Economics

Management: A Very Short Introduction
DB86156 5 hours 2 minutes
by John Hendry
read by Robert Sams
Overview of the practice and subject of management—what managers actually do and what they should do. Considers managers’ roles as leaders, administrators, and troubleshooters; rational, social, and entrepreneurial models of management; cultural differences in management styles; and the importance of moral leadership in business. 2013.

Elon Musk and the Quest for a Fantastic Future: Young Readers’ Edition
DB87265 6 hours 44 minutes
by Ashlee Vance
read by Jeff Allin
Adaptation for a younger audience of journalist Ashlee Vance’s bestselling biography Elon Musk (DB82434). The revolutionary inventor and business magnate, born in 1971, is the founder of PayPal, SpaceX, and Tesla Motors. Highlights his ambition to colonize Mars. For junior and senior high readers. 2017.

Entrepreneurship: A Very Short Introduction
DB86486 5 hours 35 minutes
by Paul Westhead and Mike Wright
read by Brandon Bujnowski
Two business professors clarify the complex phenomenon of assembling and managing resources to exploit opportunities to create revenue-generating products or services. Offers examples of successes and failures, and examines government-imposed hurdles, business plans, women’s engagement in entrepreneurship, studies of personality traits, buyouts, social enterprises, and future challenges. 2013.

Career and Job Training

Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living
DB87454 10 hours 35 minutes
edited by Manjula Martin
read by Kerry Dukin
Thirty-three essays and interviews about making a career and living from writing. Contributors include Cheryl Strayed, Susan Orlean, Alexander Chee, Yiyun Li, Roxane Gay, Malinda Lo, Nick Hornby, Daniel José Older, Jennifer Weiner, and more. Topics cover breaking in, writing fiction and nonfiction, budgeting money, and everyday practicalities. 2017.

Consumerism

Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties
DB88668 13 hours 2 minutes
by Beth Kobliner
read by Kay Kerimian
Journalist presents guide to managing personal finances for younger adults. Topics include analyzing the state of your finances, debt, banking, investing, retirement, real estate, insurance, taxes, and military benefits. 2017.

Cooking

Not Your Mother’s Microwave Cookbook: Fresh, Delicious, and Wholesome Main Dishes, Snacks, Sides, Desserts, and More
DB88474 9 hours 34 minutes
by Beth Hensperger
read by Eva Wilhelm
Collection of microwave-centric recipes from the author of Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Cookbook (DB87396). Sections include advice on how to cook using a microwave—including features to be aware of—and recipes for appetizers, eggs, soups, grains, vegetables, fish and poultry, sauces, drinks, and desserts. 2010.

Crime

Morgue: A Life in Death
DB87382 11 hours 42 minutes
by Vincent Di Maio and Ron Franscell
read by Joe Wilson
True-crime writer Franscell helps detail many of the noted investigations among the nine thousand performed by pathologist Di Maio. Cases include those of accused baby-killing pediatric nurse Genene Jones; Phil Spector, who was arrested for actress Lana Clarkson’s murder; and George Zimmerman, who shot Trayvon Martin. 2016.

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City’s Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case That Captivated a Nation
DB88587 14 hours 53 minutes
by Brad Ricca
read by Nicola Daval
The author of Super Boys (DB76844) examines the multifaceted career of Grace Humiston, who went on to become the first female U.S. district attorney. She earned the nickname Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by solving the complicated 1917 New York City disappearance and murder of eighteen-year-old Ruth Cruger. 2016.

Boston Strong: A City’s Triumph over Tragedy
DB85870 9 hours 34 minutes
by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge
read by Joe Biedrzycki
Based on extensive interviews and their own firsthand accounts, two journalists talk about the people and events of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. They also cover the aftermath, including the search for and capture of the bomber Tsarnaev brothers and the rehabilitation of the survivors. Violence and strong language. 2015.

Diet and Nutrition

Nutrition: A Very Short Introduction
DB86423 4 hours 8 minutes
by David A. Bender
read by Kerry Dukin
Professor of nutritional biochemistry presents a concise guide to the principles of a healthy diet. Explores the basic elements of food, the balance between energy intake and exercise, useful vitamins and minerals, and questions of safety in nutritional supplements. Discusses problems of obesity, eating disorders, and malnutrition. 2014.

Drama and Theater

Hamlet Globe to Globe: Two Years, 190,000 Miles, 197 Countries, One Play
DB88292 13 hours 50 minutes
by Dominic Dromgoole
read by Bill Wallace
Artistic director of the Globe Theatre recounts the project he created to celebrate the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (DB24285). Shares stories from the productions he participated in, imparts lessons learned, and discusses the impact of this iconic play. 2017.

Gardening

The Food Lover’s Garden: Growing, Cooking, and Eating Well
DB88596 5 hours 39 minutes
by Jenni Blackmore
read by Mary Kane
Focusing on organic edibles, a small-scale farmer provides advice for even novice gardeners. Includes tips on preparing your soil, choosing plants, and even recipes for cooking with your harvest. 2017.

General

The Untold Story of the Talking Book
DB87099 12 hours 8 minutes
by Matthew Rubery
read by John Lescault
The history of talking books. Covers the time from Edison’s invention of the phonograph through early efforts to provide reading options for the blind and the early-twenty-first-century audiobook marketplace. Discusses controversies, such as decisions about what to record and the preferred ways to narrate a talking book. 2016.

Government and Politics

Founding Rivals: Madison vs. Monroe, the Bill of Rights, and the Election That Saved a Nation
DB88352 9 hours 41 minutes
by Chris DeRose
read by Adam Verner
An account of the 1789 race between James Madison and James Monroe for a congressional seat and a discussion of the ramifications of the outcome. Though they were friends and political allies, Madison and Monroe stood in direct opposition in their opinions regarding the Constitution. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

We Are the Change We Seek: The Speeches of Barack Obama
DB88718 10 hours 45 minutes
edited by E.J. Dionne and Joy-Ann Reid
read by Barry Bernson
A curated collection of twenty-seven of President Barack Obama’s addresses, including his 2002 speech opposing the Iraq War and his final speech before the United Nations in 2016. The topics include—among other things—war, inequality, race relations, gun violence, and human rights. 2017.

Liberalism: A Very Short Introduction
DB86433 5 hours 40 minutes
by Michael Freeden
read by Jake Williams
Founder of the Journal of Political Ideologies considers liberalism from three perspectives: as a historical story, a set of political beliefs, and a philosophical worldview. Discusses liberalism’s core concepts; its best-known thinkers, such as John Stuart Mill and John Dewey; and its misappropriations, excesses, and failures. 2015.

Debriefing the President: The Interrogation of Saddam Hussein
DB87338 5 hours 35 minutes
by John Nixon
read by John Nixon
The CIA analyst who was called upon to officially identify Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and interrogate him after his capture provides insight into the history and mind of Saddam. Nixon, who studied Saddam for years, recounts his debriefs and examines how preconceived ideas led policymakers astray. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Crimean Nexus: Putin’s War and the Clash of Civilizations
DB88876 5 hours 30 minutes
by Constantine Pleshakov
read by Peter Holdway
Foreign-policy-analyst-turned-professor’s examination of the conflicts occurring in the early twenty-first century between Ukraine and Russia. Discusses ethnic tensions and the complex political history underlying the two countries’ relations. 2017.

Hobbies and Crafts

Mini Knitted Charms: Twenty to Make
DB88598 1 hour 4 minutes
by Sachiyo Ishii
read by Lise Bruneau
Collection of twenty knitting patterns to create decorative charms for purses, bags, mobile phones, and similar items. Meant to be quick-and-easy projects that can be done on the go and with remainder supplies or scraps of yarn. Forms include ice cream cones, beach huts, strawberries, mushrooms, as well as love hearts, owls, cat, mouse, and stars. Contains a brief overview of the knitting knowledge required to complete projects. 2017.

Journalism and the Media

Documentary Film: A Very Short Introduction
DB85703 5 hours 44 minutes
by Patricia Aufderheide
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Founder of American University’s Center for Social Media discusses the evolution of documentary films, from Nanook of the North (1922) to An Inconvenient Truth (2006). Considers questions about objectivity, advocacy, and bias in the genre. Includes a list of one hundred recommended documentaries. 2007.

Language

The Word Detective: Searching for the Meaning of It All at the Oxford English Dictionary; A Memoir
DB87361 12 hours 48 minutes
by John Simpson
read by Gregory Maupin
The former chief editor of the Oxford English Dictionary provides a guide to the history of that definitive record of the English language, weaving a story of how words come into being or disappear, how culture shapes language, and how technology has transformed speech, writing, and the way new words form. 2016.

Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries
DB88482 10 hours 56 minutes
by Kory Stamper
read by Mary Kane
Recounts the process of creating dictionaries. Discusses questions of usage, the reasons why small words often are the most difficult to define, and how it can take nine months to define a single word. Presents a variety of small facts about the words that make up English. 2017.

Legal Issues

International Law: A Very Short Introduction
DB86428 5 hours 6 minutes
by Vaughan Lowe
read by Jake Williams
Authority on international law explains the principles behind the rules that govern relations among the world’s nations. Discusses the two main functions of international law—to protect individual nations’ sovereignty and organize multinational activities—as well as treaties, international courts and tribunals, the rules of war, and diplomatic immunity. 2015.

Literature

Russian Literature: A Very Short Introduction
DB87163 5 hours 29 minutes
by Catriona Kelly
read by Lou Harpenau
An exploration of Russian literature centered on the poetry, the prose, and the figure of Aleksandr Pushkin (1799–1837). Discusses influences on “the Russian Shakespeare”—the folktale tradition, orthodox religion, and Western writers—as well as the profound influence he had on the literary art of those who came later. 2001.

Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction
DB86459 5 hours 2 minutes
by Helen Morales
read by Bill Wallace
Explores the psychological importance of the ancient Greek and Roman mythologies, which still wield cultural influence today. Dispels the notion of the comparative inferiority of Roman mythology, and discusses differences beyond the changes in the deities’ names. Describes the role of the mythic hero and the relationships between classical mythology and philosophy, Christianity, psychoanalysis, and New Age spirituality. 2007.

The Book That Made Me
DB88504 5 hours 12 minutes
edited by Judith Ridge
read by Mare Trevathan
Essays by popular children’s authors reveal the books that shaped their personal and literary lives, explaining how the stories they loved influenced them creatively, politically, and intellectually. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2016.

Kafka: A Very Short Introduction
DB86150 4 hours 27 minutes
by Ritchie Robertson
read by Peter Holdway
Overview of the life of Franz Kafka (1883–1924) and the major themes in his work, such as the conflict between mind and body, the oppressive weight of institutions, and man’s search for meaning. Offers guideposts to help readers approach Kafka’s enigmatic stories. 2004.

Medieval Literature: A Very Short Introduction
DB86407 4 hours 43 minutes
by Elaine Treharne
read by Lou Harpenau
Stanford University humanities professor discusses medieval Britain and Ireland’s literary culture and the historical events that shaped it. Considers well-known works such as Beowulf ( DB49742) and The Canterbury Tales (DB20461) as well as sermons, lyrics, histories, and hagiographies; techniques of book production; and the importance of oral performers and scribes. 2015.

Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 3
DB86526 40 hours 42 minutes
by Mark Twain
read by Mark Ashby
Conclusion to the anecdotal self-portrait of American author and humorist Mark Twain, born Samuel Clemens (1835–1910). Picking up from Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2 (DB77743), he recounts his activities of the last three years of his life. Includes coverage of the lawsuit by his former private secretary. 2015.

Medicine and Health

The Truth about Cancer: What You Need to Know about Cancer’s History, Treatment, and Prevention
DB87248 11 hours 26 minutes
by Ty M. Bollinger
read by J.P. Linton
After losing several family members to cancer, the author examined treatments alternative to radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery. Discusses preventative measures and explains the role of nutrition and exercise. Also examines various treatment options like enzymes, herbs, and electromagnetic frequencies. Bestseller. 2016.

Drugs: A Very Short Introduction
DB86484 5 hours 35 minutes
by Les Iversen
read by J.P. Linton
The history of drugs, the various ways they work, and how new ones are developed, tested, and marketed. Focuses on pharmaceuticals—including pain relievers, antibiotics, and psychiatric drugs—but also includes discussion of legal and illegal recreational drugs. 2016.

Snooze: The Lost Art of Sleep
DB88656 7 hours 42 minutes
by Michael McGirr
read by Stephen Van Doren
Essayist explores sleep in its many forms, along with its antithesis, insomnia. Discusses his own experiences as the father of newborn twins and a one-year-old; sleep habits of luminaries, including Homer, William Shakespeare, Florence Nightingale, and others; and the impact of modern technology on sleep habits. 2017.

The Lose Your Belly Diet: Change Your Gut, Change Your Life
DB87357 8 hours 42 minutes
by Travis Stork
read by Gary Tipton
ER physician and host of the talk show The Doctors explores the role of maintaining microbe health in wellness and weight loss, especially around the waist. Explains how to improve the gut microbiome by eating foods that nourish and protect it. Includes meal plans and recipes. 2016.

The Secret Life of Fat: The Science behind the Body’s Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You
DB87241 9 hours 51 minutes
by Sylvia Tara
read by Patricia Kilgarriff
The author puts her doctorate in biochemistry to work to address her own frustration over the amount of fat her body produces compared to her friends’ bodies. She explores how fat works, why food affects people in different ways, and why fat is harder to control as people age. 2017.

Mind over Meds: Know When Drugs Are Necessary, When Alternatives Are Better—and When to Let Your Body Heal on Its Own
DB88399 9 hours 11 minutes
by Andrew Weil
read by Jake Williams
Integrative-medicine doctor, professor, and author explores the dangers involved in the rising use of prescription and over-the-counter drugs and suggests alternative treatments for a variety of conditions. Discusses sleep aids, statins, steroids, ADHD drugs, opioids, antibiotics, antihistamines, and medications for diabetes, psychiatric issues, osteopenia, and other preconditions and ailments. 2017.

Open Heart: A Cardiac Surgeon’s Stories of Life and Death on the Operating Table
DB88442 10 hours 30 minutes
by Stephen Westaby
read by Gordon Griffin
Heart surgeon reflects on over eleven thousand surgeries, showing why the procedures have never become routine and will never be. Recounts fraught stories from his operating room, including a pulseless man who lives with an electric heart pump and a woman who insists the doctors let her pregnancy reach full term. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Music

Where Have All the Pop Stars Gone? Volumes 1–3
DB88465 42 hours 51 minutes
by Marti Smiley Childs and Jeff March
read by Robert Sams
Three volumes in a series written between 2011 and 2016. Each volume contains seven brief biographical entries on musicians and bands popular between the 1950s and the 1980s, including interviews with performers. Acts profiled include The Zombies, Sam and Dave, and Three Dog Night. 2016.

Music: A Very Short Introduction
DB86415 5 hours 25 minutes
by Nicholas Cook
read by Kerry Dukin
Cambridge University professor of music proposes a framework for thinking about all kinds of music—world, folk, classical, jazz, rock, and pop—by examining the personal, social, commercial, and cultural values music embodies. Challenges the reader to learn to understand music in a historical context and question received musicological thought. 1998.

Mick Jagger
DB88516 28 hours 47 minutes
by Philip Norman
read by Joe Wilson
The author of musical biographies such as Paul McCartney (DB85727) here tackles the front man of the iconic rock band the Rolling Stones. Covers his youth in Kent, his musical influences, his long career, and his much-publicized love life. Some strong language. 2012.

They’re Playing Our Song: A Memoir
DB87374 9 hours 22 minutes
by Carole Bayer Sager
read by Mare Trevathan
Songwriter shares recollections of her life and career in music. Beginning with her first hit song in the 1960s, she goes on to discuss her musical and romantic collaborations with composers like Marvin Hamlisch and Burt Bacharach. Some strong language. 2016.

Nature and the Environment

Monarchs and Milkweed: A Migrating Butterfly, a Poisonous Plant, and Their Remarkable Story of Coevolution
DB88473 11 hours 24 minutes
by Anurag Agrawal
read by Gary Telles
Biologist examines the development of the monarch butterfly, its sole source of nourishment as a caterpillar—the milkweed—and their convergent evolutionary processes. Discusses in detail their parallel lifecycles and the monarchs’ epic migration patterns from Canada and the northern United States to Mexico. 2017.

The Seasons Alter: How to Save Our Planet in Six Acts
DB88484 8 hours 45 minutes
by Philip Kitcher and Evelyn Fox Keller
read by Patrick Downer
Using the construct of Socratic dialogues, philosopher Kitcher and biologist Keller examine six questions regarding climate change. Topics include: Is It Real? So What? Why Care? What Can Be Done? Who Pays? and A New Politics? 2017.

The Cure for Catastrophe: How We Can Stop Manufacturing Natural Disasters
DB87209 12 hours 56 minutes
by Robert Muir-Wood
read by Bill Burton
Risk assessment researcher presents his view that natural disasters are actually man-made because of decisions to build in inhospitable locations and in ways that are not responsive to the environment. Analyzes lessons learned from historical disasters and technological advancements. Suggests policy proposals to minimize future risk. 2016.

Occult and Astrology

Magic: A Very Short Introduction
DB86155 4 hours 23 minutes
by Owen Davies
read by Steven Carpenter
Social history professor presents ways magic has been understood and practiced through the centuries, from origins in ancient Persia. Discusses its relationship with religion, its demonization by theologians, and perception of it as strange, foreign, and deceitful. Explores animism, spiritualism, and superstition, and suggests that scientific progress will not make magic disappear. 2012.

Philosophy

The Meaning of Life: A Very Short Introduction
DB86158 3 hours 48 minutes
by Terry Eagleton
read by Deborah Desmone
Does life have an intrinsic significance to be discovered, or do we invest life with our own sense of purpose? Explores serious and comic approaches to the existential query, examining many works of philosophy and literature through the centuries, and supports continued attempts to answer the question. 2007.

Kierkegaard: A Very Short Introduction
DB86478 5 hours 13 minutes
by Patrick Gardiner
read by Erik Sandvold
Examines the life and writings of the iconoclastic nineteenth-century Danish philosopher and his influence on twentieth-century ethical theory and religious thought. Describes his embrace of Christianity’s tenets, his analysis of the struggle to achieve religious faith, and his focus on identifying defenses that obstruct self-knowledge. 1988.

The Dream of Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Philosophy
DB87217 11 hours 20 minutes
by Anthony Gottlieb
read by Stephen Van Doren
Author of The Dream of Reason (DB63050) continues his survey of Western philosophy. Beginning in the year 1630 and going through the late eighteenth century, this volume covers philosophers Hobbes, Spinoza, Descartes, and Voltaire, among others. 2016.

Wittgenstein: A Very Short Introduction
DB87192 5 hours 15 minutes
by A.C. Grayling
read by Lou Harpenau
Philosophy professor sets out to provide an accessible overview of the philosophical writings of Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889–1951). Briefly describes the philosopher’s life and character, then summarizes the early work, embodied in Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, and the later work, represented by Philosophical Investigations. Comments on Wittgenstein’s influence on subsequent thinkers. 1996.

Logic: A Very Short Introduction
DB86154 4 hours 49 minutes
by Graham Priest
read by Joe Peck
Can a statement be both true and false? Is time an illusion? Philosopher shows how to apply logic to answer questions such as these, offering other problems for the reader to solve with each chapter. Discusses valid inferences, truth values, self-reference, necessity and possibility, Leibniz’s Law, and other concepts. 2000.

Poetry

The Best American Poetry 2014
DB88427 6 hours 53 minutes
edited by Terrance Hayes and David Lehman
read by John Lescault
Seventy-five poems selected by Terrance Hayes, winner of the 2010 National Book Award and author of Wind in a Box (DBC08132). Features work by Sherman Alexie, Lucie Brock-Broido, Kwame Dawes, Mark Doty, Patricia Lockwood, Sharon Olds, and more. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Psychology and Self-Help

Robert Lowell, Setting the River on Fire: A Study of Genius, Mania, and Character
DB88249 18 hours 2 minutes
by Kay Redfield Jamison
read by various narrators
A professor of psychiatry examines the life and work of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Robert Lowell (1917–1977). The author looks at how Lowell’s struggle with being bipolar impacted his poetry and relationships. Analyzes the general correlation between manic-depression and creativity. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Carry On, Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life
DB87208 8 hours 23 minutes
by Glennon Doyle Melton
read by Nancy Lynne Walters
Writer and founder of the blog Momastery reflects on the struggles of being a wife and mother. After being told her family seemed perfect, she decided to share her own stories of personal, marital, and parental challenges, including overcoming addiction and trying to lead a Christian life. 2013.

Sexuality: A Very Short Introduction
DB87164 5 hours 0 minutes
by Véronique Mottier
read by Lou Harpenau
Sociology professor introduces debates about sex and gender in the modern world, focusing on social, political, and psychological aspects and examining how sexual politics and activism have transformed the way we live. Discusses controversies around such issues as gay rights and religious doctrine, HIV/AIDS, and feminism. 2008.

Everything All at Once: How to Unleash your Inner Nerd, Tap into Radical Curiosity, and Solve Any Problem
DB88625 12 hours 36 minutes
by Bill Nye
read by Bill Nye
Author of Undeniable (DB80377) and Unstoppable (DB87772) presents a guide to becoming activists and agents of change. Shares his tools for problem-solving, including radical curiosity, by illustrating specific principles. Advocates devising solutions to hunger, crime, poverty, pollution, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Adolescence: A Very Short Introduction
DB86086 5 hours 39 minutes
by Peter K. Smith
read by Erik Sandvold
Overview of the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social changes that children go through between puberty and adulthood. Includes discussion of parent-child and peer-group relationships, the development of identity, risk-taking and antisocial behavior, and sexual activity. 2016.

The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living
DB87391 3 hours 31 minutes
by Meik Wiking
read by Jeremy Gage
The Danes are known as being extraordinarily happy people, and the author, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute, has rounded up some of the reasons why. Includes Danish habits and behaviors that promote hygge, which translates as a sense of comfort, togetherness, and well-being. 2017.

Religion

The Book of Mysteries
DB87066 20 hours 25 minutes
by Jonathan Cahn
read by Kurt Elftmann
The author of The Harbinger (DB76704) and The Mystery of the Shemitah (DB83822) uses scriptures to present a daily mystery for contemplation by interacting with a guide known as “the teacher.” Each devotional includes a story, a mission based on the entry, and references for further reading. 2016.

You Are the Universe: Discovering Your Cosmic Self and Why It Matters
DB87426 10 hours 12 minutes
by Deepak Chopra and Menas C. Kafatos
read by Kaleo Griffith
Author of God (DB84809) and Super Genes (DB82854) teams up with quantum physicists Menas Kafatos, to take a tour of the universe and humanity’s place in it, exploring both science and spirituality, and how they may inform each other. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Koran: A Very Short Introduction
DB86151 4 hours 43 minutes
by Michael Cook
read by Michael Scherer
Examines the scripture sacred to followers of Islam, analyzing the significance of the Koran both in the modern world and in that of traditional Islam. Describes its role in Muslim civilization, illustrates the diversity of interpretations championed by traditional and modern commentators, discusses the processes by which the book took shape, and compares it to other scriptures and classics of the historic cultures of Eurasia. Includes notes about Arabic language. 2000.

Norse Mythology
DB87395 6 hours 35 minutes
by Neil Gaiman
read by George Holmes
Award-winning fantasy author provides his interpretation of classic Norse mythology and its pantheon. Provides a novelistic arc to the retelling that begins with the genesis of the nine worlds and culminates with the Ragnarok apocalypse. 2017.

Magic in Islam
DB87243 6 hours 42 minutes
by Michael Muhammad Knight
read by L.J. Ganser
An examination of the role of magic in the development and continued practice of Islam. Discusses magic as it is defined, practiced, condemned, and defended within various Muslim traditions. Also analyzes magic as a part of organized religion in general. 2016.

The Norton Anthology of World Religions: Volume 2; Judaism, Christianity, Islam
DB82210 117 hours 42 minutes
edited by Jack Miles and others
read by Michael Scherer
Collection of foundational texts and writings about Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Contains analyses, historical overviews, and explanations of practices for each of the religions. Includes writings from Elie Wiesel, Franz Kafka, Jane Addams, Desmond Tutu, Malcolm X, and Fatima Mernissi. 2015.

Martyrdom: A Very Short Introduction
DB86157 4 hours 27 minutes
by Jolyon Mitchell
read by Steven Carpenter
Examines martyrdom in its many forms throughout history, from the state-ordered suicide of Socrates and the executions of early Christians to modern terrorist bombings and assassinations. Discusses depictions of martyrs in art and literature, the ways their deaths are remembered and sometimes politicized, and religious debates over martyrdom. 2012.

The Bible: A Very Short Introduction
DB85557 4 hours 51 minutes
by John Riches
read by Joe Biedrzycki
Religious scholar considers the continuing influence of the Bible in the twenty-first century. Topics include the Bible’s history, why some books are part of the canon but not others, interpretations by believers and non-believers, and the Bible’s influence on culture and politics. 2000.

The Mormon Jesus: A Biography
DB87010 13 hours 30 minutes
by John G. Turner
read by Jake Williams
Religious studies professor explores the Mormon interpretation and experience of Jesus Christ over the course of the religion’s existence. Examines the visions of founder Joseph Smith and other early followers, the evolution of church theology, and the art and literature used to communicate teachings to current and potential followers. 2016.

The Broken Way: A Daring Path into the Abundant Life
DB87263 7 hours 51 minutes
by Ann Voskamp
read by Faith Potts
Reflecting on her own experiences and dealing with those of her teenaged daughter, the author of One Thousand Gifts (DB74783) and The Greatest Gift (DB77903) examines ways of finding freedom and faith when you are feeling broken. Ties these personal stories to scriptural teachings. 2016.

Science and Technology

Microscopy: A Very Short Introduction
DB86410 4 hours 31 minutes
by Terence Allen
read by Lou Harpenau
Surveys history of instruments used magnify or zoom in on the image of an object. Discusses nineteenth-century disease diagnosis and classification and the twentieth-century development of the electron microscope. Explores light sources, importance of dyes and stains, and resolution in magnification. Highlights impact in many areas, including biomedical applications, manufacturing, forensic science, art history, environmental science, and nanotechnology. 2015.

The Laws of Thermodynamics: A Very Short Introduction
DB86152 4 hours 42 minutes
by Peter Atkins
read by Gary Telles
Oxford University chemist describes the four laws that summarize the properties of energy and its transformation. Offers practical examples of the laws’ relevance—such as explaining the operation of a steam engine—but also discusses their application to more abstract concepts like time and creativity. 2010.

The History of Life: A Very Short Introduction
DB87329 5 hours 22 minutes
by Michael J. Benton
read by Lou Harpenau
Paleontologist discusses the origins and evolution of life on Earth; what fossils, molecular biology, and rock dating have taught us about the past; the causes of mass extinctions; and the emergence of modern ecosystems and Homo sapiens. 2008.

How to Bake Pi: An Edible Exploration of the Mathematics of Mathematics
DB88463 8 hours 26 minutes
by Eugenia Cheng
read by Mark Ashby
Mathematician describes the principles of mathematics using examples from the culinary world. Explains the concept of abstraction, determining external versus internal forces, and category theory, commonly known as “applied mathematics.” Includes recipes. 2015.

Fractals: A Very Short Introduction
DB86468 4 hours 28 minutes
by Kenneth Falconer
read by Bill Wallace
Introduces the study of fractals, infinitely complex patterns that are self-similar across different scales. Explains how the study of fractal geometry produced a revolution in our mathematical understanding of patterns in the twentieth century, and explores the wide range of applications in science and economics. 2013.

Megatech: Technology in 2050
DB88590 10 hours 21 minutes
edited by Daniel Franklin
read by George Holmes
Collection of essays forecasting the role of technology in the year 2050. Contributors include journalists, scientists, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, medical doctors, philosophers, and novelists. In her essay, Melinda Gates envisions what might happen if every woman in the world had a smartphone of her own. 2017.

Beyond Human: How Cutting-Edge Science Is Extending Our Lives
DB87261 9 hours 19 minutes
by Eve Herold
read by Deborah Desmone
Examination of technologies at the intersection of human biology, medicine, computing, microelectronics, engineering, nanotechnology, cellular and gene therapies, and robotics. Presents theoretical future case studies, surveys research conducted in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and suggests policy proposals for dealing with the potential of extended lives. 2016.

Microbiology: A Very Short Introduction
DB86161 4 hours 4 minutes
by Nicholas P. Money
read by Michael Scherer
Primer on the scientific study of the smallest forms of life. Explains the cell structure, genomes, and workings of different kinds of microbes, including bacteria, viruses, and fungi; the methods and tools that microbiologists use; the ways microbes can affect human health; and their uses in agriculture and technology. 2014.

Magnificent Principia: Exploring Isaac Newton’s Masterpiece
DB84042 22 hours 37 minutes
by Colin Pask
read by Gary Telles
Mathematician uses the third edition of Isaac Newton’s Principia (1726) and explains the ways it frames his approach to science. Discusses Newton’s place in scientific history, the Principia‘s reception by Newton’s contemporaries, and the impact of the work on later generations of scientists. 2013.

The Scientific Revolution: A Very Short Introduction
DB87141 5 hours 44 minutes
by Lawrence M. Principe
read by John Jessup
Historian surveys the efflorescence of scientific inquiry during the early modern period—roughly the era from 1500 to 1700—providing political and social context. Looks at the dominant figures of Copernicus, Descartes, Galileo, and Newton as well as many lesser-known figures, including alchemist Paracelsus, astronomer Tycho Brahe, and anatomist Vesalius. 2011.

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2016
DB86880 13 hours 45 minutes
edited by Amy Stewart and Tim Folger
read by Faith Potts
Twenty-five previously published articles on science and nature topics. Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction (DB78463), discusses the impact of rising sea levels on south Florida in “The Siege of Miami.” Oliver Sacks, author of Gratitude (DB83149), discusses his impending death in “My Periodic Table.” 2016.

Light: A Very Short Introduction
DB86153 3 hours 52 minutes
by Ian Walmsley
read by Michael Scherer
Physics professor tours the centuries-long study of optics, which examines what light is and does. Describes the many applications of light, domestic and scientific, such as microwaves, DVDs, and lasers. Concludes by looking at some of the new developments in optics using quantum light sources in communications and computing. 2015.

Social Sciences

Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality beyond Black and White
DB87223 9 hours 40 minutes
by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld
read by Jake Williams
Collection of nine essays by basketball legend explores politics, racism, religion, gender, class, sports, media, aging, and new generations. Uses the perspectives of athlete, journalist, African American, Muslim, and more to examine these topics and what it means to learn from history. 2016.

Sociology: A Very Short Introduction
DB87143 4 hours 28 minutes
by Steve Bruce
read by Erik Sandvold
Professor of sociology asserts the value of his discipline for understanding the modern world. Draws on studies of social class, crime and deviance, work in bureaucracies, and changes in religious and political organizations. Explores the tension between the individual’s role in society and society’s role in shaping the individual. 1999.

International Migration: A Very Short Introduction
DB86475 4 hours 47 minutes
by Khalid Koser
read by Joe Wilson
Expert on international migration explores why people leave their home countries, the challenges they face, the legal rights of refugees and asylum-seekers, the economic and social effects of migration, and concerns about migration’s impact on security and national sovereignty. 2016.

The World Trade Organization: A Very Short Introduction
DB87194 5 hours 51 minutes
by Amrita Narlikar
read by Kerry Dukin
Professor of international relations explains what the WTO is, what it does, and how it goes about executing its tasks. Explains the controversies that have swirled about the organization since its establishment in 1995. Explores the complicated politics involved in the WTO’s negotiations and rulings. Draws on primary research and interviews. 2005.

I Am Not Your Negro—from Texts by James Baldwin
DB88630 1 hour 52 minutes
by Raoul Peck
read by Chuck Young
A compilation of passages from unpublished and previously published books, essays, letters, notes, and interviews used in the creation of the 2016 Oscar-nominated documentary of the same name. Explores Baldwin’s unwritten book concept profiling Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2017.

Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians but Were Afraid to Ask
DB88667 6 hours 19 minutes
by Anton Treuer
read by Jeff Allin
Treuer, an Ojibwe scholar and cultural preservationist, answers the most commonly asked questions about Native Americans, both historical and modern. For senior high and older readers. 2012.

Sports and Recreation

At the Fights: American Writers on Boxing
DB87093 27 hours 55 minutes
edited by George Kimball and John Schulian
read by Gary Telles
Writings about prizefighting, beginning with Jack London’s coverage of the 1910 championship bout between Jack Johnson and Jim Jeffries, an event hedged about by big money and racism. Features Sherwood Anderson and Richard Wright on Joe Louis, Norman Mailer on George Foreman and Muhammad Ali, and Joyce Carol Oates on Mike Tyson. 2011.

Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape
DB87375 6 hours 36 minutes
by Jessica Luther
read by Kristin Allison
Investigative journalist looks at the problem of rape culture in college football. She makes the case that, while the number of reported rapes at colleges involving athletes is shockingly high, coaches and university officials have covered up even more of these crimes. Violence and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

Stage and Screen

I’ll Be Damned: How My Young and Restless Life Led Me to America’s #1 Daytime Drama
DB88670 7 hours 30 minutes
by Eric Braeden
read by Robert Sams
Memoir of the soap-opera actor, famous for the role he has played on The Young and the Restless since 1980. He discusses his youth in Germany and identity as a German, his acting experiences, and his family. Strong language. 2017.

This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare
DB88561 6 hours 57 minutes
by Gabourey Sidibe
read by Gabourey Sidibe
Oscar-nominated star of Precious—the movie adaptation of Push (DB71038)—shares stories of her life, from growing up with a polygamous father and a mother who supported the family by singing in the subway to her career in Hollywood. Discusses celebrity, fashion, race, weight, friendship, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Travel

The Yellow Envelope: One Gift, Three Rules, and a Life-Changing Journey around the World
DB88662 9 hours 42 minutes
by Kim Dinan
read by Laura Adducci
As Dinan and her husband prepared to leave Portland to travel the world, a former boss provided them with a gift of money to give away, with three rules: don’t overthink it, share your experiences, and don’t feel pressured to give it all away. Shares life-changes and challenges. 2017.

The Black Penguin
DB88673 10 hours 59 minutes
by Andrew Evans
read by Bill Burton
Journalist recounts the trip he took from Washington, D.C., to Antarctica while almost exclusively using buses as his means of transportation. Discusses the people he met on his travels, challenges he faced, and the impact of the trip on his life. Reflects on growing up Mormon and being gay. Some strong language. 2017.

The Outer Beach: A Thousand-Mile Walk on Cape Cod’s Atlantic Shore
DB88459 15 hours 45 minutes
by Robert Finch
read by Richard Davidson
Author of Common Ground (DB18547) chronicles the nearly fifty years he has lived on Cape Cod and walked along its Outer Beach. Ranging from south to north, he reflects as a shorebound observer on the ways the beach has changed over the years. 2017.

The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey
DB87828 6 hours 3 minutes
by Ernesto Che Guevara
read by Jeremy Gage
Guevara’s diary of his 1952 trip through Latin America when he was a twenty-three-year-old Argentinian medical student. Among the musings of a privileged youth taking a year off for a road trip, he also reveals hints of the revolutionary he was to become. 2016.

No Friends but the Mountains: Dispatches from the World’s Violent Highlands
DB88591 11 hours 12 minutes
by Judith Matloff
read by Catherine Byers
Journalist specializing in conflict-reporting details her experiences in communities located in mountainous regions of Albania, Mexico, Colombia, Nepal, the North Caucasus, Kashmir, Afghanistan, Norway, France, and Switzerland. Proposes political solutions specific to mountain regions using Switzerland as a model. Some violence. 2017.

U.S. History

Nine Lives: Mystery, Magic, Death, and Life in New Orleans
DB88652 17 hours 47 minutes
by Dan Baum
read by Richard Davidson
The author examines life in New Orleans, Louisiana, through the lives of nine individuals. Covers the period of time between Hurricane Betsy in 1965 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and explores how these storms affected the city. 2009.

The Founding Fathers: A Very Short Introduction
DB85712 5 hours 26 minutes
by R.B. Bernstein
read by Kristin Allison
Constitutional scholar aims to “meet the founding fathers eye to eye” rather than “gazing reverently upward or sneering contemptuously downward.” Considers the geography, culture, and intellectual traditions that shaped the men who built the new nation; their achievements and failures; and their legacies. 2015.

Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West
DB87428 13 hours 13 minutes
by Tom Clavin
read by John Bedford Lloyd
Dodge City, Kansas, started as a small military site and exploded with the coming of the railroad. By the 1870s, it was known as the most violent town in the West. The author recounts the infamous Dodge City War, led by frontier lawmen Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson, who sought to restore order. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Apostle of Union: A Political Biography of Edward Everett
DB86747 21 hours 50 minutes
by Matthew Mason
read by Robert Sams
An examination of “the other speaker at Gettysburg,” Edward Everett. Portrays a complex man whose shifting political opinions exemplify Northern Unionism, particularly on the issue of slavery. Discusses antebellum conservative politics, the complexities of slavery, and how secession turned into civil war. 2016.

Captain John Smith: Writings; with Other Narratives of Roanoke, Jamestown, and the First English Settlement of America
DB87090 49 hours 10 minutes
by John Smith
read by Peter Johnson
Seven works by soldier, explorer, colonist, and prolific chronicler Smith, including A True Relation, which is about the Jamestown colony’s perilous first year (1607); A Description of New England; and The True Travels, wherein Smith relates his adventures in Eastern Europe—including his escape from Turkish slavery. Contains sixteen additional narratives by other writers. 2007.

War

Modern War: A Very Short Introduction
DB86412 4 hours 24 minutes
by Richard English
read by Lou Harpenau
Expert on terrorism and political violence explores the nature of modern wars, what causes them, why people fight in them, and what they have achieved. Challenges conventional answers to these questions. Examines in detail the outcomes of the U.S.-led War on Terror. 2013.

World History

In the Land of Giants: A Journey through the Dark Ages
DB87319 16 hours 44 minutes
by Max Adams
read by George Holmes
An archaeologist explores Britain’s lost early medieval past—the five centuries between the end of Roman Britain and the death of Alfred the Great—by walking its paths and exploring its lasting imprint on the land. Includes ten walking narratives that form free-standing chapters. 2016.

Game of Crowns: Elizabeth, Camilla, Kate, and the Throne
DB88655 10 hours 0 minutes
by Christopher Andersen
read by Kristin Allison
An examination of the lives, loves, and relationships among the women of the early-twenty-first-century British royal family—Queen Elizabeth II, Camilla Parker Bowles, and Kate Middleton. Discusses their backgrounds and both the similarities and differences in the trajectories of their lives. 2016.

History: A Very Short Introduction
DB86473 5 hours 5 minutes
by John H. Arnold
read by Erik Sandvold
Addresses questions such as “What is history?,” “How is it researched?,” and “Why does it matter?” Discusses the changing role of historians, from simply recounting past events to placing them in context and interpreting their meaning and the subjective nature of “truth.” 2000.

The Pursuit of Power: Europe 1815–1914
DB88212 39 hours 21 minutes
by Richard J. Evans
read by Ken Kliban
A narrative history of Europe covering the period from the fall of Napoleon until the beginning of World War I. Discusses, among other things, the Russo-Turkish wars, the unification of Germany and Italy, the decline of religious belief, the cultural shift from Romanticism to Modernism, and the emergence of industrial society. 2016.

The Third Reich at War, 1939–1945
DB86820 42 hours 31 minutes
by Richard J. Evans
read by Kerry Dukin
Author of The Coming of the Third Reich (DB81588) and The Third Reich in Power (DB85164) completes his analysis of the tenure of the Nazi party as the ruling government of Germany. Covers the period from September 1939—the invasion of Poland—to the Nuremberg Trials. Some violence. 2008.

Game of Queens: The Women Who Made Sixteenth-Century Europe
DB88650 18 hours 57 minutes
by Sarah Gristwood
read by Terry Donnelly
A group biography of the lives and legacies of some of the women who rose to power in sixteenth-century Europe. Includes, among others, Isabella of Castile, Katherine of Aragon, Mary Tudor, Catherine de Medici, Anne Boleyn, and Elizabeth Tudor. 2016.

Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction
DB86464 4 hours 46 minutes
by Kevin Kenny
read by John Jessup
Historian explores the concept of “diaspora,” which once referred only to the exile of Jews from ancient Israel but now covers other groups, including people of Armenian, African, Irish, and Asian descent. Describes the ways displaced populations stay connected to their homelands while forming new cultures abroad. 2013.

Incarnations: A History of India in Fifty Lives
DB87084 15 hours 55 minutes
by Sunil Khilnani
read by Mark Ashby
An exploration of the history of India through profiles of a wide variety of its people. Includes pieces on emperors, warriors, philosophers, engineers, poets, linguists, film stars, and corporate titans, among others. 2016.

The Mexican Revolution: A Very Short Introduction
DB86408 4 hours 23 minutes
by Alan Knight
read by Bruce Huntey
Presents an analysis of Mexico from the mid-1800s into the 1980s, and the political, social, economic, and cultural impact of revolution in 1910. Discusses conditions leading up to the insurgency, the following decade of civil war, opposition forces, and the roles of the military and the United States. 2016.

The Man with the Poison Gun: A Cold War Spy Story
DB88342 13 hours 58 minutes
by Serhii Plokhy
read by Joe Wilson
An account of KGB assassin Bogdan Stashinsky’s defection to the West. Stashinsky’s testimony, which implicated Kremlin rulers in political assassinations carried out abroad, had a significant impact on international politics. His story inspired many works of fiction, including Ian Fleming’s last James Bond novel, The Man with the Golden Gun (DB10777). 2016.

The Plague of War: Athens, Sparta, and the Struggle for Ancient Greece
DB88455 16 hours 22 minutes
by Jennifer T. Roberts
read by Catherine Byers
An account of the conflict between Athens and Sparta that began in 431 BCE and continued until Sparta’s defeat at Leuctra in 371 BCE. Describes how this long period of war affected life in the two city-states, as well as its impact on Greek cultural life. 2017.

Modern France: A Very Short Introduction
DB86411 4 hours 38 minutes
by Vanessa R. Schwartz
read by Lou Harpenau
An overview of a country whose ideas, values, and culture create a strong national identity combined with universal values. Explores the French Revolution (1789) and its political aftermath, the fixation on language and literature, imperial expansion and decolonization, and the redevelopment of Paris, a world capital of perpetual appeal. 2011.

No Better Friend: One Man, One Dog, and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage and Survival in WWII
DB87733 14 hours 44 minutes
by Robert Weintraub
read by Dan Woren
Flight technician Frank Williams and purebred pointer Judy met in a World War II internment camp. Judy repeatedly risked her life for the prisoners, forming a particular bond with Frank. After being rescued, Frank brought Judy home, and she became the war’s only official canine prisoner of war. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Republic of Pirates: Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down
DB88736 13 hours 19 minutes
by Colin Woodard
read by Jeremy Gage
An account of the Golden Age of Piracy and the “Flying Gang,” a group of eighteenth-century pirate captains who joined forces, including Edward “Blackbeard” Thatch and “Black Sam” Bellamy. Examines why many of those involved turned to piracy and how they self-governed before their ultimate downfall at the hands of Captain Woodes Rogers. 2007.

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Books for Children

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

 Children’s Fiction

Adventure

A Week without Tuesday: The Tuesday McGillycuddy Adventures, Book 2
DB87256 7 hours 23 minutes
by Angelica Banks
read by Deborah Desmone
Real and imaginary worlds are colliding. At the request of the Librarian, Tuesday and Baxterr venture to find the Gardener—the one person who can stop this catastrophe—but will he be able to save the land of story? Sequel to Finding Serendipity (DB81185). For grades 4-7. 2015.

Book Scavenger
DB87363 7 hours 47 minutes
by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
read by Abigail Maupin
Just after twelve-year-old Emily’s family moves to San Francisco, she learns that her hero, Garrison Griswold, creator of the online game Book Scavenger, has been attacked. Emily and her new friend, James, discover that the attack is tied to a special book, and they race to solve the mystery. For grades 4-7. 2015.

League of Archers
DB87354 7 hours 5 minutes
by Eva Howard
read by Jill Fox
Ellie Dray has grown up idolizing Robin Hood, but when the famous outlaw is killed right before her eyes—and she is accused of his murder—Ellie and her friends must fight to clear her name and stop the local baron’s evil plans. Violence. For grades 5-8. 2016.

Family

The Girl with the Ghost Machine
DB88396 3 hours 26 minutes
by Lauren DeStefano
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Neglected by her father, who spends all of his time building a ghost machine to recall her mother to life, twelve-year-old Emmaline decides that the only way to bring her father back will be to make the machine work—or destroy it forever. For grades 3-6. 2017.

The Forgetting Spell: A Wishing Day Novel
DB88395 6 hours 21 minutes
by Lauren Myracle
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Ever since her sister, Natasha, turned thirteen and got her wish in Wishing Day (DB85170), Darya has planned for her turn. As her own birthday approaches, Darya believes that if she can erase part of her past, then her memories can no longer hurt her. For grades 4-7. 2017.

The Someday Birds
DB87383 6 hours 5 minutes
by Sally J. Pla
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Twelve-year-old Charlie, who has autism and obsessive-compulsive disorder, must upend his predictable life after his dad, a war journalist, sustains a brain injury in Afghanistan. When his father heads to Virginia from California for further treatment, Charlie reluctantly embarks on a cross-country trip with his siblings and babysitter. Along the way Charlie tries to spot the birds that he and his father were hoping to see someday. For grades 4-7. 2017.

Threads
DB87257 6 hours 19 minutes
by Ami Polonsky
read by Eva Wilhelm
Twelve-year-old Clara, an American girl, finds a note hidden in a purse made by Yuming, a Chinese girl forced to work in a factory in Beijing. Determined to help her, Clara attempts to rescue Yuming. For grades 4-7. 2016.

Stef Soto, Taco Queen
DB87271 3 hours 15 minutes
by Jennifer Torres
read by Colleen Delany
Mexican American Stef Soto hopes to break free from her overprotective parents and the embarrassing reputation she has because of her family’s taco-truck business. But Stef soon learns that family, friendship, and even the taco truck are important and wonderful parts of her life. For grades 3-6. 2017.

Fantasy

The Finisher: Vega Jane, Book 1
DB88416 14 hours 59 minutes
by David Baldacci
read by Nicola Barber
When Quentin Herms is chased from his village into the Quag, a dark forest filled with terrifying beasts and murderous Outliers, Vega uses her skills as a talented decoder to uncover dangerous secrets. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9. 2014.

The Keeper: Vega Jane, Book 2
DB88417 11 hours 58 minutes
by David Baldacci
read by Fiona Hardingham
Vega Jane and her friend Delph have set out determined to brave the Quag and find freedom on the other side—but the Quag’s dangerous wilderness was designed to keep the townspeople in, and it is not going to let them escape unscathed. Sequel to The Finisher (DB88416). Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9. 2015.

The Shepherd’s Crown
DB88634 9 hours 48 minutes
by Terry Pratchett
read by Jill Fox
Tiffany Aching must gather all the witches to protect her land from an impending fairy invasion. Sequel to I Shall Wear Midnight (DB73324). For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2015.

Growing Up

Sam the Man and the Chicken Plan
DB85517 1 hour 21 minutes
by Frances O’Roark Dowell
read by Richard Magesis
When seven-year-old Sam Graham, eager to make money like his older sister, volunteers to look after a neighbor’s chickens, he’s surprised to discover he actually likes taking care of them and gets one of his own—a special bird named Helga. For grades 2-4. 2016.

Train I Ride
DB87413 4 hours 0 minutes
by Paul Mosier
read by Joe Peck
Alone, twelve-year-old Rydr embarks on a train from California to Chicago to live with an unknown relative. During the journey, Rydr meets her fellow passengers, makes new life-changing friends, and learns a few things about herself. For grades 4-7. 2017.

Historical Fiction

Lucky Broken Girl
DB88385 6 hours 42 minutes
by Ruth Behar
read by Ruth Behar
In 1960s New York, fifth-grader Ruthie, a Cuban-Jewish immigrant, must rely on books, art, her family, and friends in her multicultural neighborhood when a car accident puts her in a body cast for many months. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2017.

It All Comes Down to This
DB88659 7 hours 59 minutes
by Karen English
read by Gabriella Cavallero
1965. Twelve-year-old Sophie and her family become the first African Americans to move into their upper-middle-class neighborhood in Los Angeles. When riots erupt in nearby Watts, Sophie learns that life is more complicated than it seems. For grades 5-8. 2017.

The Seventh Most Important Thing
DB87369 6 hours 20 minutes
by Shelley Pearsall
read by Alec Volz
1963. Thirteen-year-old Arthur is sentenced to community service, helping the neighborhood junk man after he throws a brick at the old man’s head in a moment of rage. But Arthur suspects the junk they collect might be more important than he originally thought. For grades 5-8. 2015.

Mystery and Detective

Clubhouse Mysteries: Super Sleuth Collection, Books 1–6
DB87219 9 hours 4 minutes
by Sharon M. Draper
read by Jon Pinnow
Books one through six, written between 1994 and 2007, featuring best friends Ziggy, Rashawn, Jerome, and Rico and their clubhouse adventures. Includes The Buried Bones Mystery, Lost in the Tunnel of Time, Shadows of Caesar’s Creek, The Space Mission Adventure, and more. For grades 3-6. 2007.

The Empty Envelope: A to Z Mysteries
DB88376 0 hours 48 minutes
by Ron Roy
read by David Pittu
When Dink receives a series of strange letters addressed to D. Duncan and then an empty envelope, he believes he has a mystery on his hands. Josh and Ruth Rose help Dink decode a secret message and foil a pair of stamp thieves. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 1998.

The Falcon’s Feathers: A to Z Mysteries
DB88418 0 hours 49 minutes
by Ron Roy
read by David Pittu
Dink’s friend Josh discovers a nest with three endangered baby falcons in the nearby woods. Then one day the nest is empty. The kids contact the Department of Environmental Protection and search for the culprit who has taken the birds. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 1998.

First Class Murder: A Wells and Wong Mystery
DB88409 7 hours 1 minute
by Robin Stevens
read by Abigail Maupin
On holiday with Hazel’s father, Daisy and Hazel secretly investigate a murder on the Orient Express, rushing to solve it before another murder occurs—or someone else finds the killer. Sequel to Poison Is Not Polite (DB84535). For grades 5-8. 2015.

Children’s Nonfiction

Animals and Wildlife

Beastly Brains: Exploring How Animals Talk, Think, and Feel
DB88639 3 hours 14 minutes
by Nancy F. Castaldo
read by Jeremy Gage
Discusses the different levels of animal intelligence and what that means about our own species. Researchers discover far more similarities than one might suspect. Also explores emotions, empathy, communication, and social communities of certain creatures. Includes tips on how to observe and record animal behaviors on your own. For grades 6-9. 2017.

De-Extinction: The Science of Bringing Lost Species Back to Life
DB88468 4 hours 24 minutes
by Rebecca E. Hirsch
read by Patrick Downer
Describes the causes of the last five mass-extinction events and maintains that human activity is causing the sixth. Explores the pros and cons of using technology to resurrect extinct plants and discusses the new science that makes it possible. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2017.

Biography

The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible . . . on Schindler’s List
DB87376 4 hours 20 minutes
by Leon Leyson
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Memoir of Leon Leyson (born Leib Lejzon), who was only ten years old when the Nazis invaded Poland. Recounts the day his Jewish family was forced to relocate to the Kraków ghetto, their perseverance in the Płaszów concentration camp, and the relationship they formed with Oskar Schindler. For grades 5-8. 2013.

Esquivel! Space-Age Sound Artist
DB88363 0 hours 31 minutes
by Susan Wood
read by Gary Telles
Biography of Mexican musician Juan García Esquivel, who as a young boy sated his curiosity about music wherever he could, and all on his own. His music became a fusion of sounds and styles that turned into something utterly unique. For grades K-3. 2016.

History

This Land Is Our Land: A History of American Immigration
DB88415 4 hours 43 minutes
by Linda Barrett Osborne
read by John Haag
Recounts the history of immigration in the United States. Explores the ways government policy and popular responses to immigrant groups evolved throughout U.S. history, particularly between 1800 and 1965. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2016.

Terrible but True: Awful Events in American History
DB87089 4 hours 56 minutes
by Dinah Williams
read by Jean Cochran
Uncovers dark and bizarre stories in America’s history, from the nation’s first serial killers and deadly vampire-like diseases to cannibalism and natural disasters. Violence and some strong language. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2016.

Nature and the Environment

Orca Footprints Series, Books 1–4
DB87324 5 hours 17 minutes
by Michelle Mulder and Nikki Tate
read by Joe Peck
Four books, written between 2013 and 2016, featuring environmental sustainability and smart consumerism. Includes Brilliant! Shining a Light on Sustainable Energy, Deep Roots: How Trees Sustain Our Planet, Pedal It! How Bicycles are Changing the World, and Pocket Change: Pitching In for a Better World. For grades 4-7. 2016.

Science and Technology

Eye of the Storm: NASA, Drones, and the Race to Crack the Hurricane Code
DB88337 2 hours 14 minutes
by Amy Cherrix
read by Mare Trevathan
Describes the ways in which technology is being used to study hurricanes and to predict both the timing and strength of these storms. Focuses on NASA’s Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) mission, which uses drone technology. For grades 4-7. 2017.

Engineering That Made America Series, Books 1–8
DB88666 3 hours 54 minutes
by Arnold Ringstad and others
read by Bob Moore
Presents eight significant engineering achievements in U.S. history. The series set includes The Building of the Golden Gate Bridge, The Building of the Hoover Dam, The Building of the Transcontinental Railroad, The Invention of the Airplane, The Invention of the Assembly Line, and more. For grades 3-6. 2017.

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Foreign Language Books

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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 https://nlsbard.loc.gov. 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.

Memoria Total (Memory Man)
DB85963 13 horas 49 minutos
por David Baldacci
leído por María Pino
La carrera deportiva profesional de Amos Decker terminó inmediatamente con una violenta colisión —casco a casco— que también le dejó con la extraña incapacidad de olvidar. El segundo acontecimiento que cambió su vida sucedió dos décadas más tarde, cuando el detective Decker volvió de una vigilancia y encontró a su familia asesinada. Traducido del inglés. Violencia y lenguaje injurioso. (Amos Decker’s pro football career ended immediately with a violent helmet-to-helmet collision, which also left him with the inability to forget anything. The second life-altering event happened two decades later, when police detective Decker returned from a stakeout to find his family murdered. Violence and strong language.) 2015.

Hijo de Terrorista: Una Historia sobre la Posibilidad de Elegir Tu Destino (The Terrorist’s Son: A Story of Choice)
DB84971 3 horas 39 minutos
por Zak Ebrahim y Jeff Giles
leído por Martin Untrojb
Hijo de un egipcio involucrado en la violencia política, Ebrahim reflexiona sobre su niñez y postula que el terrorismo no es una conclusión inevitable para personas entrenadas para odiar. Él explora maneras de aprovechar la empatía inherente y abrazar la tolerancia en lugar del odio. Basado en una charla TED popular. Violencia. (Son of an Egyptian involved in political violence, Ebrahim reflects upon his childhood and posits that terrorism is not a foregone conclusion for people trained to hate. He explores ways to tap into inherent empathy and embrace tolerance over hatred. Based on his popular TED talk. Violence.) 2016.

Los Herederos de la Tierra (The Inheritors of the Earth)
DB84952 42 horas 24 minutos
por Ildefonso Falcones
leído por Aurelio Dominguez
Barcelona, 1387. Hugo Llor es un huérfano que sueña con ser un maestro constructor naval. Después de años de trabajar en los astilleros, Hugo es atormentado por intrigas políticas en la ciudad y se encuentra en una profesión nueva y con un amor inesperado y prohibido. La continuación de La Catedral del Mar (DB83999). Violencia. (Barcelona, 1387. Hugo Llor is an orphan who dreams of being a master shipbuilder. After years of toil in the dockyards, he is tormented by political intrigues and finds both a new profession and an unexpected, forbidden love. Sequel to La Catedral del Mar (DB83999). Violence.) 2016.

El Amor en los Tiempos del Facebook: El Mensaje de los Viernes (Love in the Time of Facebook: Friday’s Message)
DB84970 5 horas 3 minutos
por Dante Gebel
leído por Alejandro Ruiz
El reconocido conferencista argentino, pastor, y personalidad de la televisión ofrece una colección de ensayos y viñetas, originalmente publicados semanalmente en su cuenta de la red social Facebook, explorando la naturaleza de las relaciones románticas en la era digital. (Recognized Argentine lecturer, pastor, and television personality offers a collection of essays and vignettes, originally published weekly on his Facebook social media account, exploring the nature of romantic relationships in the digital age.) 2016.

Homo Deus: Breve Historia del Mañana (Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow)
DB84963 21 horas 1 minuto
por Yuval Noah Harari
leído por Aurelio Dominguez
Un historiador examina los grandes proyectos, sueños, y pesadillas que enfrentan la raza humana a principios del siglo veintiuno. Originalmente publicado en hebreo. (A historian examines the grand projects, dreams, and nightmares facing the human race at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Originally published in Hebrew.) 2016.

El Show de Trump: El Perfil de un Vendedor de Humo (Trump and Me: Profile of a Smoke Seller)
DB84972 3 horas 17 minutos
por Mark Singer
leído por Alejandro Ruiz
Un escritor reflexiona sobre lo que aprendió del futuro presidente Donald Trump al entrevistarlo para un artículo en la revista New Yorker en 1996. Basado en sus experiencias, Singer evalúa lo que la presidencia de Trump podría significar para los Estados Unidos. Prólogo por David Remnick. Lenguaje injurioso y algunas descripciones de índole sexual. (Writer reflects on what he learned from future president Donald Trump while interviewing him for the New Yorker magazine in 1996. Based on his experiences, Singer assesses what Trump’s presidency might mean for America. Foreword by David Remnick. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex.) 2016.

Traicionada (Betrayal)
DB84975 11 horas 4 minutos
por Danielle Steel
leído por Monica Steuer
La familia de la cineasta Tallie Jones incluye a su hija Maxine, su amante y productor Hunter, y su mejor amiga y asistente Brigitte. Cuando su fortuna comienza a desaparecer, Tallie primero llama a un detective y luego al agente del FBI, Jim Kingston. Lenguaje injurioso y algunas descripciones de violencia. (Film director Tallie Jones’s family includes her daughter, Maxine; her lover and producer, Hunter; and her best friend and assistant, Brigitte. When her fortune begins disappearing, Tallie first calls a detective and then FBI agent Jim Kingston. Strong language and some violence.) 2016.

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