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Talking Book Topics March–April 2019

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Library of Congress, Washington 2019
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 wants to hear from its patrons!
During March and April, a sample of 10,000 individuals who receive NLS services will be invited to participate in a nationwide survey, which will help NLS better understand the needs of all patrons. Working with Gallup, the well-known polling and research company, NLS has developed this survey to better understand readers’ access to, and ability to use, technology. The information collected from this survey will guide NLS moving forward on a variety of projects to enhance and expand the braille and talking-book program. Invitees may be contacted by mail, email, or phone. Patrons selected for the survey will be given the option of responding in a number of ways to their invitation, which they are encouraged to do at their earliest convenience. If you have received an invitation and have questions, please feel free to contact Gallup Support at [email protected] or call 1-888-297-8999 toll-free.

The following information has been reprinted from a previous edition of “In Brief” for the benefit of patrons:
BARD offers an even greater selection of new audiobooks
NLS is pleased to offer readers an even greater selection of new audiobooks through the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) site and on their Android or iOS mobile device with the BARD Mobile app. Thousands more titles are now being distributed exclusively through BARD. As NLS’s relationship with various major publishers grows, more audiobooks will become available. Though Talking Book Topics will continue to list the latest titles available on cartridge for delivery to your home, we encourage you to explore these BARD-exclusive titles by signing up for BARD or by contacting a reader advisor at your local braille and talking-book library.

To learn more about BARD or BARD Mobile, go to https://www.loc.gov/nls/enrollment-equipment/register-for-bard-get-bard-mobile. To contact your library, please call 1-888-657-7323 toll free or visit www.loc.gov/nls/braille-audio-reading-materials/find-a-local-library. You can also find the list of network library telephone numbers at the end of this publication.

NLS on the Move: The latest on our new initiatives
In July 2017, NLS launched a newsletter called NLS on the Move to keep the staff in our national network of 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 are reprinted in Talking Book Topics and Braille Book Review.

From NLS on the Move, originally published January 31, 2019
Overseas services
NLS has a new Overseas Librarian: Donna Koh, formerly a Reader Services Librarian in the Music Section. She steps into the job held for twenty-nine years by Y. Rathan Raj, who retired in September.

The Overseas Librarian serves patrons who live outside the United States—some as close as Mexico and Canada; others on the other side of the globe. (One is on a yacht currently docked at a marina in Cape Town, South Africa!) Some of them began service as overseas patrons, while others were already NLS patrons when they moved overseas.

How does a patron who’s moving overseas access NLS services? Vickie Collins, head of the Network Services section, says the process isn’t much different from transferring from one network library to another. But there are a couple of things to keep in mind:

  • The service isn’t offered to patrons who are just vacationing out of the country. The patron must intend to be away for at least six months.
  • While network libraries serve any resident of the United States, overseas service is only provided to citizens of the United States (with an exception for non-citizen dependents of active-duty military or diplomatic personnel). Thus, a patron who is moving overseas—even one who has received NLS services for years—must have proof of citizenship, such as a passport or a copy of a birth certificate showing their place of birth. A Social Security number is not acceptable for this purpose.
  • Finally, network libraries with patrons needing to transfer to Overseas Services should contact the Overseas Librarian at [email protected] to finalize arrangements.

Learn more about NLS Overseas Services at www.loc.gov/nls/about/services/overseas-services/, or contact Donna Koh at [email protected] with any questions.

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. Prices and details about listed items were correct at the time of compilation but are subject to change.

Free children’s braille books
The American Action Fund (AAF) for Blind Children and Adults has partnered with the National Braille Press to produce and ship free braille copies of the best-selling twelve-book series, Here’s Hank, written by actor Henry Winkler and film producer Lin Oliver. The Here’s Hank series, geared toward the younger reader, features the character Hank Zipzer, who may not be the best at spelling, math, or reading but always tries his hardest. For more information on the AAF Free Braille Books Program, visit https://actionfund.org/free-braille-books .

Carroll Center provides online electronic training
The Carroll Center for the Blind in Massachusetts now offers online electronic training. eCarroll Technology Instruction brings technology training directly to blind and visually impaired individuals in the comfort of their own homes. Using Zoom Meetings, an accessible video and web conferencing software, instructors offer guidance on a wide range of topics, from the nuances of different web browsers to using pivot tables in Microsoft Excel. To learn more about eCarroll Technology Instruction, visit http://carroll.org/technology-services/ecarroll/ External.
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Books for Adults

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

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

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

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

Adult Fiction

Adventure

Blacksouls
DB89055 10 hours 0 minutes
by Nicole Castroman
read by Ray Foushee
Edward “Teach” Drummond and his beloved Anne are on separate journeys to Nassau, but they become entangled with the treacherous Governor Webb, forcing them to take on a dangerous mission. Sequel to Blackhearts (DB84461). Violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Sovereign
DB89234 10 hours 15 minutes
by April Daniels
read by Mare Trevathan
As the superhero Dreadnought, Danny Tozer is protecting the city of New Port on her own; but after the emergence of a billionaire supervillain, she finds herself attacked on all sides. Sequel to Dreadnought (DB88336). Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

A Fine Retribution: An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure
DB89153 12 hours 29 minutes
by Dewey Lambdin
read by Jack Fox
After the victories in A Hard, Cruel Shore (DB87366), Captain Alan Lewrie finds himself on extended shore leave in London. A young lady tempts him to consider marriage. The Admiralty calls him back to action, and he must choose. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Sparks of Light
DB89223 11 hours 51 minutes
by Janet B. Taylor
read by MacKenzie Beyer
Hope and her fellow time travelers go back to 1895 in New York City to steal a dangerous device from inventor Nikola Tesla. Sequel to Into the Dim (DB84602). Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Muse of Nightmares
DB92568 15 hours 56 minutes
by Laini Taylor
read by Steve West
As humans and godspawn reel in the aftermath of the citadel’s near fall, a new foe shatters their fragile hopes, and the mysteries of the Mesarthim are resurrected. Sequel to Strange the Dreamer (DB87837). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Family

Things I Should Have Known
DB88657 7 hours 3 minutes
by Claire LaZebnik
read by Mare Trevathan
Chloe, a popular teen, tries to find a boyfriend for her autistic older sister, Ivy. She finds a perfect candidate in Ivy’s classmate, Ethan, but she discovers Ethan is the brother of a guy Chloe can’t stand. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

A Key to Treehouse Living
DB92539 6 hours 7 minutes
by Elliot Reed
read by Michael Crouch
William Tyce, a boy with no parents who lives near a river, imparts wisdom on a wide range of subjects, including asphalt paths, betta fish, and nihilism. His hopes of creating a reference book about his life spur him on a rafting trip to seek answers about his mother’s death and father’s disappearance. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
DB89358 9 hours 44 minutes
by Erika L. Sánchez
read by Kyla Garcia
After her older sister, Olga, dies suddenly, Julia knows she cannot live up to her sister’s standards in the eyes of her traditional family. But she soon discovers that Olga may not have been as perfect as everyone thought. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Fantasy

Magic Triumphs
DB92476 14 hours 9 minutes
by Ilona Andrews
read by Carol Jacobanis
Despite her happiness with her husband and child, the magic that Kate Daniels wields and the feud with her father Roland mean she cannot have a peaceful life. When a mysterious box is delivered to Kate’s doorstep, she knows war is coming. Sequel to Magic Binds (DB868220. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

The Book of Hidden Things
DB92363 9 hours 28 minutes
by Francesco Dimitri
read by Gregory Maupin
Four friends reunite every year in their hometown in Southern Italy. When one of them, Art, doesn’t show up, the other three search for him. Along the way, they hear fantastical stories about Art’s recent life and discover a curious manuscript in his home. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

The Black Witch
DB89058 20 hours 1 minute
by Laurie Forest
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Seventeen-year-old Elloren Gardner, the granddaughter of the last prophesied Black Witch, is herself powerless in a society where magic is prized. To try to escape the long shadow of her family, Elloren enrolls at Verpax University to study apothecary, but her grandmother’s legacy follows her. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter
DB89164 16 hours 3 minutes
by Theodora Goss
read by Terry Donnelly
Mary Jekyll is penniless after her mother’s death and decides to seek the reward for finding her father’s old partner, Edward Hyde. She asks Sherlock Holmes for help, and forms a circle with four other women who were also the children of mad scientists. Some violence and some strong language. 2017.

The Talented Ribkins
DB92661 7 hours 23 minutes
by Ladee Hubbard
read by Kevin Kenerly
Johnny Ribkins comes from an African American family with unusual superpowers. They tried to use their talents for good, but Johnny and his brother eventually turned to burglary. Years later, Johnny must to come up with the money he stole from his mobster boss in week or face certain death. Strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Seas
DB92291 5 hours 34 minutes
by Samantha Hunt
read by Laura Giannarelli
A nineteen-year-old woman falls for Jude, a soldier suffering from PTSD after returning from Iraq. She is haunted by thoughts of her father, who told her she was a mermaid and then disappeared into the sea eleven years before. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2004.

The Stone Sky
DB89067 14 hours 19 minutes
by N.K. Jemisin
read by Robin Miles
The fate of the world depends on the choices of two women. Essun wants to make a world safe for orogenes, even as the Moon returns. Her daughter, Nassun, however, believes that the world is hopelessly corrupt and must be destroyed. Sequel to The Obelisk Gate (DB85323). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Hollywood Dead: A Sandman Slim Novel
DB92589 9 hours 25 minutes
by Richard Kadrey
read by MacLeod Andrews
To return to Los Angeles from Hell, James Stark made a deal with some evil power brokers. He comes back only partially alive and has to eliminate his enemies before he dies again. He needs new allies, as well as his some of his old friends. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Red Unicorn
DB88936 4 hours 15 minutes
by Tanith Lee
read by Colleen Delany
Tanaquil feels neglected because her sorceress mother is enamored of a flamboyant magician and her sister, Empress Lizra, is betrothed to Tanaquil’s own true love. A red unicorn lures Tanaquil into another world in which her mirror self plots to murder her sister. Sequel to Gold Unicorn (DB40922). For junior and senior high readers. 1997.

Kingdom of Ash: A Throne of Glass Novel
DB92759 33 hours 14 minutes
by Sarah J. Maas
read by Elizabeth Evans
Aelin Galathynius’s journey from slave to king’s assassin to the queen of a once-great kingdom reaches its heartrending finalé as war erupts across her world. Aelin risks everything to save her people—at a tremendous cost. Sequel to Tower of Dawn (DB89310). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Mightier Than the Sword
DB89063 3 hours 30 minutes
by K.J. Parker
read by Ryan Dalusung
An imperial legate, nephew to the empress, is sent on a mission to stop the raiders who have been attacking the monasteries. In the company of his lover, he tours the libraries of the monasteries that remain, seeking the truth of what the raiders are after. Violence and some strong language. 2017.

The Trees
DB89237 15 hours 17 minutes
by Ali Shaw
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
A forest springs up in a matter of moments, destroying entire cities and killing many. Adrien Thomas joins up with a woman named Hannah and her son, Seb, to search for Adrien’s wife and discover the mysterious heart of the forest. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

Archangel’s Viper
DB92773 11 hours 0 minutes
by Nalini Singh
read by Justine Eyre
Holly Chang was brutalized by an insane archangel and left with the bloodlust of a vampire and a poisonous bite. Now she has a price on her head and it’s up to the vampire Venom, one of Archangel Raphael’s guards, to try and protect her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Fall of Gondolin
DB92472 10 hours 18 minutes
by J.R.R. Tolkien
read by George Holmes
Tuor is sent to Gondolin by the god Ulmo, only to fall in love with the elf king’s daughter, Idril. Their bliss is shattered when the evil Morgoth sends an army to destroy Gondolin. This previously unpublished Middle-earth tale was edited by the author’s son Christopher. Bestseller. 2018.

General

The Next Person You Meet in Heaven
DB92876 3 hours 59 minutes
by Mitch Albom
read by Mitch Albom
Years after an accident left her scarred and traumatized, Annie, from The Five People You Meet in Heaven (DB57004), is celebrating her wedding to childhood sweetheart Paulo. But another accident leads Annie to meet the man who saved her life all those years ago. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

Albedo
DB92072 4 hours 12 minutes
by Chanda J. Grubbs
read by Laura Godfrey Dunlop
When Charlie, a young woman running from her past, meets Felix, an aged art dealer from San Francisco, she agrees to venture with him in search of the final work of a famous surrealist painter. The journey takes them across southern France, through history, buried family secrets, and love. 2015.

My Struggle: Book Six
DB92592 43 hours 51 minutes
by Karl Ove Knausgaard
read by Edoardo Ballerini
The final volume in an autobiographical novel and the sequel to My Struggle: Book Five (DB84654). Karl Ove grapples with the consequences of blurring the public and the private. Translated from the original Norwegian. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

John Woman
DB92733 11 hours 1 minute
by Walter Mosley
read by Dion Graham
Cornelius Jones’s African American father Herman shared with Cornelius his theory that the person who controls the narrative of history controls their own fate. Violence and loss prompt Cornelius to reinvent himself as John Woman, a professor of history. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Lust: A Seven Deadly Sins Novel
DB89154 9 hours 49 minutes
by Victoria Christopher Murray
read by Erin Jones
After a sheltered upbringing, Tiffanie falls for reformed drug dealer Damon and agrees to marry him. When Damon’s best friend, Trey, gets out of prison, Tiffanie is confused by the instant attraction she feels for a man she knows is trouble. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

The Standard Grand
DB89156 13 hours 12 minutes
by Jay Baron Nicorvo
read by Teresa Willis
Instead of shipping out for her third deployment, Army soldier Antebellum Smith goes AWOL. Living rough in New York, she meets Milt, who invites her to the dilapidated Catskills resort he runs as a halfway house for homeless veterans with PTSD. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2017.

Made for Love
DB89062 9 hours 31 minutes
by Alissa Nutting
read by Paige O’Malley
Hazel has left her tech-CEO husband, Byron, to move in with her father, who lives in a trailer and has an unhealthy attachment to a sex doll. Byron wants her back, claiming to have installed a chip in her brain. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Hotel World
DB92474 7 hours 54 minutes
by Ali Smith
read by Terry Donnelly
The lives of five people intersect at a hotel. They are the ghost of a chambermaid who died in a dumbwaiter, a homeless woman who begs outside the hotel, the receptionist who offers the homeless woman a room, a travel writer, and the chambermaid’s sister. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2001.

Gothics

Mark of Distinction
DB88896 15 hours 55 minutes
by Jessica Dotta
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Julia Elliston from Born of Persuasion (DB78646) has taken up residence with Lord Pierson and is being presented to London society as his legitimate daughter. Afraid of running afoul of Chance Macy, Julia treads a fine line, but she dreams of returning to her love, Edward. Some violence. 2014.

Historical Fiction

Against the Inquisition
DB92042 19 hours 9 minutes
by Marcos Aguinis
read by Ken Kliban
In seventeenth-century South America, Francisco Maldonado da Silva leads a life seemingly blessed by God, even as he hides the secret of his Jewish faith from the authorities of the Inquisition. As time passes, however, he tires of the deceptions. Translated from the original 1991 Spanish edition. Violence and some descriptions of sex. 2018.

Four Hundred and Forty Steps to the Sea
DB92585 13 hours 23 minutes
by Sara Alexander
read by Sara Alexander
Santina, a native of Positano, Italy, reflects on her life as she approaches her death. She remembers when she is lured by adventure to London and ends up working as housekeeper for a British major and his wife. Their lives change as they move to Positano. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Under a Sardinian Sky
DB92599 11 hours 45 minutes
by Sara Alexander
read by Sara Alexander
2007. After the death of her aunt and her mother’s cancer diagnosis, Mina resolves to find out the secret of their missing sister, Carmela. In 1950s Sardinia, Carmela is engaged to wealthy Franco, but finds herself falling for a married American army officer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Heads You Win
DB92903 15 hours 57 minutes
by Jeffrey Archer
read by Richard Armitage
Leningrad, 1968. Alexander Karpenko’s life is upended when the KGB murders his father. A coin flip will decide Alex’s new home: the United States or Great Britain. He and his mother flee, and thirty years pass before he chooses to return. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The King’s Witch
DB92027 16 hours 5 minutes
by Tracy Borman
read by Jennifer Hubbard
1603. Lady Frances Gorges attends to the dying Queen Elizabeth with her mother, trying to ease the queen’s suffering. When King James ascends to the throne, Lady Frances attempts to find peace at home, but she is soon drawn back into court intrigues. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

We Will Remember
DB91986 15 hours 57 minutes
by Elizabeth Darrell
read by Peter Holdway
David and Vesta, the children of Chris Sheridan from And in the Morning (DB26511), attempt to adjust to life in post-war England, but soon find their lives thrown into turmoil. David returns to Singapore and uncovers secrets. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1995.

A Column of Fire
DB89039 30 hours 22 minutes
by Ken Follett
read by John Lee
1558. As the Kingsbridge Cathedral looks down upon the city, Ned Willard and Margery Fitzgerald fall in love. However, they are soon torn apart by the religious turmoil overtaking the land. For fifty years—as Queen Elizabeth reigns—their lives intersect and separate. Companion to World without End (DB65224). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Sun Born: Morning Star
DB88910 19 hours 16 minutes
by W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear
read by Joe Wilson
North America in the first millennium. The people of Cahokia from People of the Morning Star (DB80373) are celebrating the rebirth of Morning Star. Danger lurks, however, as a lord of the Itza arrives. Lady Night Shadow Star and captive Fire Cat must be clever in defeating him. Violence and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

Last Train to Istanbul
DB92039 12 hours 31 minutes
by Ayşe Kulin
read by George Holmes
1933. Selva is a daughter of one of the last of the Ottoman pashas. She falls in love with Rafael, a Jewish man, and they elope to France against the wishes of both of their families. Translated from the original 2002 Turkish edition. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2006.

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
DB88941 12 hours 12 minutes
by Mackenzi Lee
read by Stephen Van Doren
Vowing to make his yearlong Grand Tour of Europe one last hedonistic hurrah before he takes over the family estate, Henry “Monty” Montague sets off with his best friend and secret crush, Percy. The pair soon find themselves in the middle of a romantic and dangerous adventure. Strong language and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz
DB92598 7 hours 28 minutes
by Heather Morris
read by Richard Armitage
1942. Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, has been transported to Auschwitz. When the Nazis discover he can speak multiple languages, he is put to work tattooing the incoming prisoners. He does what he can to keep his fellow prisoners alive and falls in love with Gita. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case
DB88922 3 hours 27 minutes
by Patricia Hruby Powell
read by Laura Giannarelli
A novel in blank verse telling the story of Mildred Jeter, an African American woman, and Richard Loving, a Caucasian man, who marry and then challenge the Virginia law forbidding interracial marriages in the 1950s. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Fallen Beauty
DB92023 12 hours 26 minutes
by Erika Robuck
read by Carol Dines
1928. For one night, Laura Kelley decides to rebel, but the consequences of that night are far reaching. Two years later, she becomes the seamstress for poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. Their relationship is fraught as each deals with the issues of reputation. Some descriptions of sex. 2014.

An Irish Country Cottage
DB92669 12 hours 27 minutes
by Patrick Taylor
read by John Keating
1968. Soon after the Christmas holidays, a fire engulfs the home of Donal Donnelly, leaving his family with only the clothes they were wearing. The villagers of Ballybucklebo rally around them to give aid. Meanwhile, Doctor Barry Laverty and his wife contemplate medical intervention to conceive a child. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Copyboy
DB92046 7 hours 0 minutes
by Vince Vawter
read by Doug Ramsdell
Several years after the events in Paperboy (DB78178), Victor, now seventeen and a copyboy at the newspaper, sets out on a journey to spread the ashes of his friend and mentor. Along the way he discovers new friends and an inner strength. For junior and senior high readers. 2018.

Catherine: The Volga Flows Forever, Book 1
DB92075 19 hours 52 minutes
by Sigrid Weidenweber
read by Kristin Allison
German princess Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbst meets the future Tsar Peter III at a dinner and soon becomes engaged to him. She travels to Russia to marry him and becomes Catherine. She navigates court intrigues to become legendary. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

The Glass Ocean
DB92587 13 hours 46 minutes
by Beatriz Williams and others
read by various narrators
2013. Desperate for story ideas, novelist Sarah Blake opens the forbidden chest of her great-grandfather, who served on a German U-boat in 1915. What she uncovers leads to the stories of a Southern belle and a con woman who traveled on the doomed Lusitania. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Holidays

A Christmas to Remember: An Anthology
DB92003 14 hours 27 minutes
by Lisa Kleypas and others
read by Deborah Desmone
Four holiday short stories from popular historical romance writers, originally written between 2001 and 2015. Includes “I Will” by Lisa Kleypas, about a man who blackmails a spinster into a pretend courtship. Other authors include Lorraine Heath, Megan Frampton, and Vivienne Lorret. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

The Christmas Star
DB92624 4 hours 51 minutes
by Donna VanLiere
read by Donna VanLiere
Amy volunteers at the after-school program Glory’s Place, where she meets seven-year-old Maddie. Maddie is determined to play matchmaker and believes the perfect man for Amy is an employee of the school Maddie attends. But Amy is hesitant after a past heartbreak. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Human Relationships

An Uninterrupted View of the Sky
DB89286 6 hours 57 minutes
by Melanie Crowder
read by Gary Telles
Bolivia, 1999. When their father is unjustly arrested and their mother abandons them, seventeen-year-old Francisco and his eight-year-old sister, Pilar, must move to the dirty, dehumanizing, and corrupt prison to live with their father. Violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Hello, Sunshine
DB89061 7 hours 25 minutes
by Laura Dave
read by Kate Kiley
Culinary and lifestyle guru Sunshine Mackenzie is about to make the jump from YouTube celebrity to Food Network star when a hacker reveals she is a fraud. Her career and marriage in tatters, Sunshine heads home, looking for a way to start over. Strong language. 2017.

The Art of Adapting
DB91684 13 hours 40 minutes
by Cassandra Dunn
read by Gabriella Cavallero
After her husband leaves her, Lana is reeling. She has to support her two teenage children on one salary, and Matt, her brother with Asperger’s, has just moved in. Each member of the family has to adjust to their new situation. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Almost Sisters
DB88892 11 hours 43 minutes
by Joshilyn Jackson
read by Abigail Maupin
Pregnant with a biracial baby after a fling at a comics convention, graphic novelist Leia isn’t sure how to tell her family. When she goes home to Alabama, she finds her stepsister’s marriage is imploding and her beloved grandmother has dementia. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

The End of Eddy
DB89235 5 hours 1 minute
by Édouard Louis
read by John Jessup
Eddy Bellegueule grows up in a small French town, where any hint of homosexuality is looked down upon. As he struggles with his identity, he searches for a way out. Translated from the original 2014 French edition. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Release
DB89271 6 hours 26 minutes
by Patrick Ness
read by Andy Pyle
Over the course of one day, seventeen-year-old Adam’s life changes as secrets and truths emerge from his religious family. Two people, his boyfriend, Linus, and his best friend, Angela, keep him sane. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Seduction of the Minotaur
DB91731 6 hours 6 minutes
by Anaïs Nin
read by Paige O’Malley
Lillian arrives in the Mexican city that she has named Golconda. As she explores the city and engages with its denizens, she also explores her inner subconscious. She reflects on past love affairs even as she immerses herself in present ones. Explicit descriptions of sex. 1961.

Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone
DB88946 8 hours 21 minutes
by Phaedra Patrick
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Benedict Stone’s jewelry business is in trouble, and his wife, Estelle, has left him. His niece, Gemma, shows up out of the blue from America with ideas for helping him turn his business around and win back Estelle. But Gemma is hiding something. Some strong language. 2017.

Mrs. Fletcher
DB88867 9 hours 56 minutes
by Tom Perrotta
read by Jon Pinnow
Eve Fletcher is a divorced woman whose only child has just left for college. When Eve receives an anonymous, amorous text from an admirer, it leads her online for a journey of sexual discovery. Meanwhile, Eve’s son is having trouble adjusting at college. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Note Worthy
DB88945 12 hours 24 minutes
by Riley Redgate
read by MacKenzie Beyer
After failing another audition during her junior year at Kensington-Blaine Academy for the Performing Arts, Jordan Sun decides to take a chance on auditioning for the open slot with the Sharpshooters, an all-male a cappella octet. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Sophia; or, The Beginning of All Tales
DB91752 15 hours 10 minutes
by Rafik Schami
read by Alec Volz
The tale of Karim and Sophia wends its way through decades from when they first meet and Sophia falls in love with him, but marries a goldsmith instead. When Sophia’s son Salman returns from exile to Damascus, Sophia asks Karim for assistance. Translated from the original 2015 German edition. Strong language. 2018.

They Both Die at the End
DB89341 6 hours 53 minutes
by Adam Silvera
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Death-Cast sends alerts to people on the day they will die. Recently notified teenagers Mateo and Rufus meet using the Last Friend app and face the challenge of living a lifetime on their End Day. Strong language and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Between Lost and Found
DB88893 11 hours 59 minutes
by Shelly Stratton
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Janelle Marshall feels like her life is exactly on track. Then, she gets a call that her grandfather, Little Bill, has gone missing in South Dakota. Bill had a plan to bring Janelle to her senses, but it has gone wrong. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Secrets in Summer
DB89060 11 hours 18 minutes
by Nancy Thayer
read by Emily Ellet
Darcy Cotterill moved to her grandmother’s house on Nantucket after her divorce, rebuilding her life with a new job, new friends, and a new guy. When her ex-husband and his family rent the house nearby, Darcy is drawn into their drama. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

The Way Back Home
DB89277 8 hours 13 minutes
by Alecia Whitaker
read by MacKenzie Beyer
Country music star Bird Barrett is out on tour, with her brother and best friend along for the ride. As the pressure mounts, Bird pushes everyone away—including her crush. Sequel to The Road to You (DB85509). Some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Humor

The Two-Plate Solution: A Novel of Culinary Mayhem in the Middle East
DB92373 7 hours 3 minutes
by Jeff Oliver
read by Jeff Allin
When an American cooking competition TV show decides to film a season in Israel, things soon go wrong. The show plans to pit the competitors against actors hired by the producers to pretend to be terrorists, but then a group of real terrorists invades the set. Strong language. 2018.

Legal Themes

Trap
DB92523 10 hours 31 minutes
by Robert K. Tanenbaum
read by Bob Walter
When a tremendous blast rocks an old school building in East Harlem during a meeting of the New York Charter Schools, killing six, it’s initially blamed on a natural gas explosion. However, as Butch Karp digs a little deeper, he discovers the explosion was the work of a mysterious serial arsonist. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Without Fear or Favor
DB92527 9 hours 42 minutes
by Robert K. Tanenbaum
read by Peter Berkrot
When a cop shoots the son of a respected inner-city Baptist preacher, the community demands to have the officer prosecuted. But there’s something more at work here. There’s a malicious plot to bring down the city’s police force that only Butch Karp and his group can untangle. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Literature

Complete Novels: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, Reflections in a Golden Eye, The Ballad of the Sad Café, The Member of the Wedding, Clock without Hands
DB91754 30 hours 28 minutes
by Carson McCullers
read by Mare Trevathan
Five novels published between 1940 and 1960. In The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, John Singer, who is deaf and mute, becomes a confidant to several town residents. In The Member of the Wedding, a young girl invites herself to the honeymoon. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1960.

Mystery and Detective

Revenge in a Cold River
DB89185 12 hours 59 minutes
by Anne Perry
read by David Colacci
Commander William Monk cannot remember the events of his life prior to a horrific carriage accident years ago. When a man attempts to frame him for a series of murders, he must rely on the help of his wife and his close friend, Oliver Rathbone. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Uneasy Lies the Crown: A Lady Emily Mystery
DB92766 9 hours 56 minutes
by Tasha Alexander
read by Bianca Amato
1901. Queen Victoria has passed, but not before slipping a cryptic note to Lady Emily Hargreaves’ husband—and Crown agent—Colin. A body is found in the Tower of London, staged to look like murdered medieval king Henry VI. Emily and Colin race to find the killer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Aunt Dimity and the King’s Ransom
DB92457 6 hours 42 minutes
by Nancy Atherton
read by Erin Jones
Lori Shepherd and her husband Bill’s quiet weekend away is thwarted when the weather strands Lori at a spooky inn called The King’s Ransom. A long-ago hangout for smugglers, the building is full of secret tunnels. Aunt Dimity is on hand to help determine if odd noises are from fellow ghosts. 2018.

Aunt Dimity and the Widow’s Curse
DB89166 7 hours 19 minutes
by Nancy Atherton
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
Lori Shepherd is shocked when her elderly widowed neighbor, Mrs. Craven, matter-of-factly tells her that she murdered her first husband and buried him in the rose garden. Lori’s ghostly confidante, Aunt Dimity, convinces Lori to go to Mrs. Craven’s former village to investigate. There, the news only gets worse. 2017.

Long Road to Mercy
DB92904 11 hours 11 minutes
by David Baldacci
read by various narrators
Three decades after a kidnapper took her twin six-year-old sister, Atlee Pine works for the FBI as the lone agent responsible for protecting the Grand Canyon. So when one of the canyon mules is found stabbed to death—and its rider missing—Pine is called in to investigate. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Duck Darley, Books 1–2
DB91992 20 hours 28 minutes
by Casey Barrett
read by Robert Sams
The first two mysteries, written in 2017 and 2018, in the series featuring former Olympic-hopeful swimmer Duck Darley, whose bad life choices resulted instead in a career of sorts as an unlicensed PI for the Manhattan elite. Includes Under Water and Against Nature. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2018.

Love like Blood
DB89180 10 hours 51 minutes
by Mark Billingham
read by various narrators
DI Nicola Tanner needs Tom Thorne’s help. Her partner, Susan, has been brutally murdered, and Tanner is convinced that it was a case of mistaken identity. She suspects that she was the real target, possibly because of her recent work on a string of cold-case honor killings she believes to be related. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Craftsman
DB92625 11 hours 58 minutes
by Sharon Bolton
read by Nathalie Buscombe
Florence Lovelady’s career was made when she convicted coffin-maker Larry Glassbrook of a series of horrific child murders thirty years ago in a small village in Lancashire. But now that Glassbrook has died after spending the rest of his life in prison, events from the past begin repeating. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Jack McMorrow, Books 5–6
DB89107 22 hours 10 minutes
by Gerry Boyle
read by various narrators
Two books, written in 1998 and 2000, feature freelance writer Jack McMorrow, who left New York City for Maine. Includes Borderline and Cover Story, in which Jack’s friend, a former NYPD homicide detective, is accused of killing the mayor. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2000.

Ursula Blanchard Mysteries, Books 13–15
DB90834 23 hours 22 minutes
by Fiona Buckley
read by Eva Wilhelm
Three mysteries, written between 2015 and 2017, are set in the reign of Elizabeth I of England and feature Ursula Blanchard—now in her forties. Includes A Perilous Alliance, The Heretic’s Creed, and A Deadly Betrothal, in which Ursula is assisting in the negotiations for the queen’s proposed marriage to a much younger French Catholic. Violence and some strong language. 2017.

Laetitia Talbot, Books 1–3
DB91606 45 hours 7 minutes
by Barbara Cleverly
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Three mysteries, written between 2007 and 2010, featuring 1920s aspiring archeologist Laetitia Talbot. Includes The Tomb of Zeus, Bright Hair about the Bone, and A Darker God, in which a performance Letty attends in Athens of an ancient Greek tragedy includes a real stabbing. Letty digs for clues. 2010.

Robert B. Parker’s The Hangman’s Sonnet
DB89021 9 hours 2 minutes
by Reed Farrel Coleman
read by James Naughton
Paradise police chief Jesse Stone learns that a gala seventy-fifth birthday party is to be held for folk singer Terry Jester, who has spent the last forty years in seclusion after the mysterious disappearance of the master recording tape of his magnum opus, The Hangman’s Sonnet. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Better Dead
DB92861 10 hours 13 minutes
by Max Allan Collins
read by Dan John Miller
1950s. Chicago detective Nate Heller does legwork for Senator McCarthy but dislikes his witch-hunting tactics. When famous mystery writer Dashiell Hammett comes to Heller in a last-minute attempt to save the so-called atomic bomb spies, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, Heller agrees to help. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Dark Sacred Night
DB92899 10 hours 41 minutes
by Michael Connelly
read by various narrators
Working the night shift, LAPD detective Renée Ballard catches retired cop Harry Bosch going through cold-case files at Hollywood Station. He is looking into the unsolved murder of a fifteen-year-old runaway, and when Ballard hears the details of the brutal killing, she decides to help Bosch. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Alix London, Books 1–4
DB88927 36 hours 2 minutes
by Charlotte Elkins and Aaron Elkins
read by Catherine Byers
Four books, written between 2012 and 2016, featuring Alix London, a young art consultant in Seattle, Washington, who is the daughter of a convicted art forger. Includes A Dangerous Talent, A Cruise to Die For, The Art Whisperer, and The Trouble with Mirrors. Some violence and some strong language. 2016.

Amos Walker, Books 20–21
DB91761 16 hours 18 minutes
by Loren D. Estleman
read by Joe Wilson
Two crime novels, written in 2010 and 2011, featuring Detroit private investigator Amos Walker. Includes The Left-Handed Dollar and Infernal Angels, in which a supposedly simple recovery assignment from a cop leads to a car crash and Amos being threatened with arrest for treason. Strong language and some violence. 2011.

Look Alive Twenty-Five: A Stephanie Plum Novel
DB92905 6 hours 49 minutes
by Janet Evanovich
read by Lorelei King
The Red River Deli in Trenton is world-famous for its pastrami and coleslaw—and for its disappearing managers. Over the past month, three have vanished from the face of the earth, each leaving behind only one shoe. Now the deli’s newest manager is Stephanie Plum. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

What My Body Remembers
DB89737 10 hours 10 minutes
by Agnete Friis
read by Susan Boyce
Two decades ago, when she was seven, Ella’s father murdered her mother. Although Ella doesn’t remember that night, she suffers from PTSD-induced panic attacks. After one lands Ella in a psych ward, her son, Alex, is placed in foster care. Ella kidnaps Alex and flees to her hometown. Originally published in Danish in 2015. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Hollywood Ending: A Detective by Day Mystery
DB92473 8 hours 57 minutes
by Kellye Garrett
read by Emily Ellet
Actress-turned-P.I. Dayna Anderson is determined to identify the masked man who killed a celebrity publicist at an ATM. She enlists the reluctant help of her mentor—former cop Aubrey S. Adams-Parker—who prefers less dangerous cases. Diving deeper into the case, Dayna gets a backstage look at gossip blogging, Hollywood royalty, and award shows. Some violence. 2018.

The Mystery of Three Quarters
DB92593 10 hours 0 minutes
by Sophie Hannah
read by Julian Rhind-Tutt
Someone impersonating Hercule Poirot has sent letters to various people accusing them of murdering a man named Barnabas Pandy. As the instigator obviously wants Poirot involved, Poirot obliges by engaging the help of Edward Catchpool, his Scotland Yard policeman friend, and digging into the investigation. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Magpie Murders
DB88903 16 hours 19 minutes
by Anthony Horowitz
read by Nicola Daval
While reading the manuscript for the latest entry in mystery writer Alan Conway’s detective series, Susan Ryeland, head of fiction at Cloverleaf Books, learns that Conway has died. Suspicious, she begins investigating his death—and looks to his book for clues. Some violence and some strong language. 2017.

Field of Bones: A Brady Novel of Suspense
DB92584 10 hours 50 minutes
by J.A. Jance
read by Hillary Huber
Sheriff Joanna Brady’s plans for maternity leave—staying home with her newborn and losing herself in the cold cases she expects to find in her father’s long-unread diaries—are abandoned when a serial homicide case rocks Cochise County. Instead, Joanna finds herself overseeing a complex investigation involving multiple jurisdictions. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Another One Goes Tonight
DB89007 11 hours 19 minutes
by Peter Lovesey
read by Simon Prebble
A patrol car spins off the road, killing one of the cops inside and leaving the other critically injured. Detective Diamond’s supervisor is desperately hoping the officers were not at fault. Diamond discovers something even worse—a civilian involved in the crash has been lying by the road for hours. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Hitting the Books
DB92588 6 hours 50 minutes
by Jenn McKinlay
read by Allyson Ryan
When a stack of library materials is found at the scene of a hit-and-run, library director Lindsey Norris is dragged into the investigation as police try to link the stolen car’s driver to the person who borrowed the books. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Child Garden
DB92002 9 hours 32 minutes
by Catriona McPherson
read by Faith Potts
The care home where Gloria’s son, who has a neurological disorder, resides used to be the site of an alternative school that closed after a student’s suicide. Now a childhood friend who attended that school needs Gloria’s help—someone from that time is stalking him. Strong language and some violence. 2015.

The Breakers
DB92749 6 hours 7 minutes
by Marcia Muller
read by Elizabeth Evans
Sharon’s former neighbors ask her to check on their usually dependable daughter, Chelle, who hasn’t answered their calls in over a week. Chelle, a house flipper, has been living at her latest rehab project: a Prohibition-era nightclub known as the Breakers, now converted into a run-down apartment building. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

A Borrowing of Bones
DB92541 12 hours 0 minutes
by Paula Munier
read by Kathleen McInerney
Injured military policewoman Mercy Carr and her dead fiancé’s bomb-sniffing dog Elvis are sent home to the Vermont wilderness. When they discover an abandoned baby while hiking, the duo pairs with game warden Troy Warner and his search-and-rescue Newfoundland dog Susie Bear to investigate. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Secrets in Death
DB89233 11 hours 5 minutes
by J.D. Robb
read by Mare Trevathan
Gossip reporter Larinda Mars is killed in one of Roarke’s posh clubs while Lieutenant Eve Dallas is there having a drink. The investigation quickly reveals that Mars had a long list of enemies—celebrities she’d been blackmailing about devastating information from their past. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Fate, Books 1–4
DB88873 25 hours 2 minutes
by F. Sharon Swope and Genilee Swope Parente
read by Pilar Witherspoon
Four mysteries, written between 2012 and 2016, featuring PI Sam Osborne. Includes Twist of Fate, Wretched Fate, Violet Fate, and Treasured Fate, in which Sam is asked to investigate attempts on the life of his farmer friend’s new romantic companion. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

A Conspiracy in Belgravia
DB92769 10 hours 30 minutes
by Sherry Thomas
read by Kate Reading
The wife of Charlotte Holmes’s dear friend and benefactor wants “Sherlock” Holmes to find her first love, who failed to show up at their annual rendezvous. Making the case even more personal, the missing man is Myron Finch, Charlotte’s illegitimate half brother. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

A Taste for Vengeance: A Bruno, Chief of Police Novel
DB92705 11 hours 2 minutes
by Martin Walker
read by Robert Ian Mackenzie
British tourist Monica Felder fails to turn up for a luxurious cooking vacation in Bruno’s idyllic Dordogne village of St. Denis, and her husband, a retired British major, is unreachable. Not long after Bruno discovers that Monica was traveling with a mysterious Irishman, the two turn up dead. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Occult and Horror

Entropy in Bloom: Stories
DB88902 9 hours 35 minutes
by Jeremy Robert Johnson
read by Julian Thompson
The fifteen reprinted stories and one new novella in this collection cover a range of subjects, including ghost stories, bizarre parasites, and human brutality. In the novella “The Sleep of Judges,” a man hunts those who robbed him, only to find them not quite human. Violence and strong language. 2017.

The Atrocities
DB92563 2 hours 53 minutes
by Jeremy C. Shipp
read by Laura Giannarelli
Danna Valdez has been hired as governess for young Isabella. When the girl’s parents finally introduce their daughter, the governess realizes her new pupil is actually dead, but her parents believe Isabella’s ghost still resides in the house. Some violence. 2018.

Psychological Themes

Binary Star
DB89109 4 hours 23 minutes
by Sarah Gerard
read by Laura Godfrey Dunlop
A woman struggles with her eating disorder and long-distance alcoholic boyfriend, John. The pair end up taking a road trip together, and the woman spirals out of control as they find and follow a book on veganarchism. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Religious Themes

The Pharaoh’s Daughter: A Treasures of the Nile Novel
DB92703 14 hours 56 minutes
by Mesu Andrews
read by Robin Miles
Anippe, daughter of Pharaoh Akhenaten, fears the Egyptian gods of the underworld after witnessing her mother’s death in childbirth. When she is older, she conspires with the Hebrew midwives to avoid bearing a child. Then she finds a baby in a basket in the reeds—Moses. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Dear Daphne, Books 3–4
DB88895 17 hours 43 minutes
by Melody Carlson
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Two novels about an advice columnist in Appleton, Wisconsin, written between 2015 and 2016. In Home, Hearth, and the Holidays, Daphne’s deadline to get married is approaching. A Will, a Way, and a Wedding finds Daphne determined to make a happy home with her daughter. 2016.

The One True Love of Alice-Ann
DB89260 11 hours 37 minutes
by Eva Marie Everson
read by MacKenzie Beyer
When America enters World War II, sixteen-year-old Alice-Ann declares her love for Mack, one of her brother’s best friends. Mack goes off to war, and they correspond. When Mack’s letters stop coming, Alice-Ann fears the worst, but wonders if it is a part of God’s plan for her. 2017.

The Wedding Chapel
DB89251 12 hours 2 minutes
by Rachel Hauck
read by Catherine Byers
The wedding chapel Jimmy Westbrook built for Collette, the love of his life, has been empty for over sixty years. Now Collette’s niece, Taylor, has returned to town, disenchanted with her own marriage. Jimmy and Taylor will discover whether the chapel has the power to mend wounded hearts. 2015.

To Be Where You Are
DB89133 17 hours 51 minutes
by Jan Karon
read by John McDonough
Mitford’s Episcopal priest Tim Kavanagh is trying to come to terms with his retirement and to find ways to stay involved in the lives of his parishioners. Meanwhile, newlyweds Dooley and Lace face a financial crisis. Sequel to Come Rain or Come Shine (DB82560). Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Names They Gave Us
DB88897 9 hours 48 minutes
by Emery Lord
read by Erin Jones
Lucy’s perfectly planned summer of quality time with her parents, her boyfriend, and her Bible camp unravels after her mother’s cancer returns. Seventeen-year-old Lucy must figure out what she is made of and what grace really means. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

In Dreams Forgotten: Golden Gate Secrets, Book 2
DB92732 10 hours 15 minutes
by Tracie Peterson
read by Angela Lin
Judith comes to San Francisco in 1906 to find her aunt after the death of her parents. She gets help from her friend’s attractive brother Caleb, but when they find her long-lost relatives they also find family secrets that could put Judith in danger. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Romance

The Lady Travelers Guide to Scoundrels and Other Gentlemen
DB89159 16 hours 2 minutes
by Victoria Alexander
read by MacKenzie Beyer
In searching for her missing cousin, Heloise, spinster India Prendergast confronts the Lady Travelers Society, which booked her cousin’s trip to the continent. The great-nephew of one of the women from the Society offers to go to Paris with India to look for Heloise. Includes a prequel novella. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Wildfire: A Hidden Legacy Novel
DB88874 13 hours 1 minute
by Ilona Andrews
read by Emily Ellet
As her application to create a new House moves forward, Nevada Baylor has begun to flex her truthseeking powers to their full extent. At the same time, her relationship with the powerful Prime Connor Rogan grows deeper. Violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Wedded Bliss: The Wicked Worthingtons Series
DB88926 10 hours 23 minutes
by Celeste Bradley
read by Eva Wilhelm
Bliss Worthington thinks she is secretly wedding Neville, the Duke of Camberton, only to have his illegitimate half brother Morgan take his place. Morgan thinks he is protecting Neville from a gold-digger, but Bliss is not what he believed. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Some Kind of Hero: A Troubleshooters Novel
DB88890 11 hours 26 minutes
by Suzanne Brockmann
read by Mare Trevathan
After his ex-girlfriend’s death, Navy SEAL Peter Greene gains custody of their teenage daughter, Maddie. Peter turns to Shayla, the single mother who lives next door, when Maddie runs away from home. Attraction sparks between them. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

With Every Breath
DB92036 11 hours 44 minutes
by Elizabeth Camden
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Washington, DC, 1891. United in a quest to cure tuberculosis, physician Trevor McDonough and widowed statistician Kate Livingston must overcome past secrets and current threats to find hope for their cause—and their hearts. 2014.

The Duchess Deal: Girl Meets Duke
DB88943 10 hours 0 minutes
by Tessa Dare
read by MacKenzie Beyer
The Duke of Ashbury needs a wife, but he believes regular courtship is out of the question because of the extensive scarring he bears from the war. He proposes marriage to a seamstress, expecting a marriage of convenience. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Dangerous Games
DB88906 11 hours 38 minutes
by Tess Diamond
read by Mare Trevathan
Maggie Kincaid became an FBI profiler to catch killers like the man who murdered her sister, but left her job in disgrace. Two years later she is asked to help with a kidnapping case, teaming up with security expert Jake O’Connor. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Broken Trilogy
DB92038 21 hours 25 minutes
by J.L. Drake
read by Emily Ellet
Omnibus of a romantic suspense trilogy. In Broken, Savannah Miller, daughter of the mayor of New York, is kidnapped by drug cartels. She is recovered by an elite special forces team and falls for one of her rescuers. Also includes Shattered and Mended. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Positively Pippa
DB89261 11 hours 21 minutes
by Sarah Hegger
read by MacKenzie Beyer
After an ex sabotages her media career in a spectacular fashion, Pippa Turner returns home to Ghost Falls, Utah. She stays with her grandmother Phi, whose mansion is undergoing work by local contractor Matt Evans, Pippa’s high school crush. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Summer Harbor, Books 1–3
DB88637 28 hours 15 minutes
by Denise Hunter
read by various narrators
Three novels, written in 2015 and 2016, of inspirational romance set in the small Maine town of Summer Harbor. In Falling like Snowflakes, Eden Martelli and her son are stranded in Summer Harbor at Christmas. Also includes The Goodbye Bride and Just a Kiss. 2016.

Seized by Seduction and Locked in Temptation
DB88925 24 hours 48 minutes
by Brenda Jackson
read by Kimberly Schraf
In Seized by Seduction, bodyguard and ex-cop Quasar Patterson meets psychic Randi Fuller at a crime scene and the two form an instant connection. Locked in Temptation features a romance between a cop and a security expert. Explicit descriptions of sex, some strong language, and some violence. 2017.

Bellewether
DB92045 15 hours 0 minutes
by Susanna Kearsley
read by Cecelia Riddett
After her brother’s death, Charley Van Hoek moves to Long Island to care for her niece and run the Wilde House Museum. Charley hears stories about a captured French Canadian soldier who billeted with the Wildes in 1759 and his romance with the daughter of the house. Some strong language. 2018.

Dating You / Hating You
DB88942 10 hours 59 minutes
by Christina Lauren
read by MacKenzie Beyer
Rival talent agents Evie and Carter meet at a Halloween party and seem to click. That makes it awkward when they show up for work to find their agencies have merged and they are now competing for the same job. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Why Not Tonight
DB92526 7 hours 54 minutes
by Susan Mallery
read by Tanya Eby
Gallery owner Natalie Kaleta gets stranded by a mudslide when she goes out in a downpour to check on one of her artists, the reclusive Ronan Mitchell. Ronan fled to the small town of Happily Inc after a secret blew up his life, and never planned on meeting Natalie. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

About a Dog
DB89150 9 hours 22 minutes
by Jenn McKinlay
read by Abigail Maupin
The wedding of her best friend, Emma, brings Mac back to her hometown of Bluff Point, Maine. It is also the site of her own jilting at the altar seven years earlier. Emma’s brother Gavin comforted Mac then, and he loves her still. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Trade Me
DB92683 9 hours 34 minutes
by Courtney Milan
read by Catherine Byers
Poor college student Tina Chen tells her wealthy classmate Blake Reynolds that he wouldn’t be able to last two weeks living her life. She’s surprised when he agrees to the trade, and even more surprised when she falls for him. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Winston Brothers, Books 1–3
DB91317 41 hours 29 minutes
by Penny Reid
read by various narrators
Three contemporary romances set in rural Tennessee, written between 2015 and 2016. In Truth or Beard, Duane Winston sets his sights on Jessica James, but she doesn’t want to be tied down. Also includes Grin and Beard It and Beard Science. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

Hot Winter Nights: A Heartbreaker Bay Novel
DB92731 9 hours 4 minutes
by Jill Shalvis
read by Vivienne Leheny
It’s Christmastime, and Molly Malone is the office manager at Hunt Investigations, but she wants to be in the field. Molly’s brother asks his best friend and fellow investigator Lucas Knight to try and keep Molly out of trouble. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

A Notorious Vow: The Four Hundred Series
DB92790 8 hours 51 minutes
by Joanna Shupe
read by Carmen Rose
Lady Christina Barclay has arrived in New York City from London to quickly secure a wealthy husband. But when her parents settle on an intolerable suitor, Christina turns to her reclusive neighbor Oliver Hawkes, a darkly handsome inventor, for help. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Dune Drive
DB92583 10 hours 30 minutes
by Mariah Stewart
read by Joy Osmanski
Returning home to Cannonball Island for a family wedding, Chrissie chooses to stay on the island and reboot her life, successfully reinventing herself as a chef. But despite her newfound self-confidence, she still doesn’t trust her taste in men—including handsome ship salvager Jared. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

That Chesapeake Summer
DB88842 8 hours 24 minutes
by Mariah Stewart
read by Xe Sands
Self-help writer Jamie Valentine advocates for transparency, but when her mother dies, she discovers that her life is based on a lie. She heads to a small town on the Chesapeake to find the truth, staying at an inn run by a widower who finds Jamie intriguing. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Season of Wonder
DB92736 6 hours 56 minutes
by RaeAnne Thayne
read by Vanessa Johansson
As a former foster child, veterinarian and single mom Daniela Capelli has relocated to Haven Point, Idaho, from Boston to give her daughters a better life. She can’t risk the attraction she feels for her neighbor, Deputy Sheriff Ruben Morales. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Consumed
DB92864 11 hours 29 minutes
by J.R. Ward
read by various narrators
After a risky decision costs Anne Ashburn her firefighting career, she tries to move on as an arson investigator. A string of suspicious fires have her on the trail of a killer, and firefighter Danny Maguire is a distraction she can’t afford. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Wait for It
DB91525 18 hours 37 minutes
by Mariana Zapata
read by MacKenzie Beyer
It hasn’t been easy for Diana to raise her two young nephews after her brother died, but they’ve made a new family. She clashes with her neighbor when he thinks she is hitting on him, but Diana doesn’t have time for romance. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

Science Fiction

The Rift
DB89336 11 hours 9 minutes
by Nina Allan
read by Mare Trevathan
As sisters Selena and Julie grow older, they begin to grow apart. Then Julie goes missing. When she reappears twenty years later, she tells an incredible story about spending the intervening years on another planet. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Company, Books 2–4
DB92015 34 hours 54 minutes
by Kage Baker
read by various narrators
Three books written between 1999 and 2001 in a series about operatives who work for the Company, an organization in the future with the mission to preserve history. Includes Sky Coyote, Mendoza in Hollywood, and The Graveyard Game. Some strong language. 2001.

Restless Lightning: Breaker of Empires, Book 2
DB92675 14 hours 2 minutes
by Richard Baker
read by Steve West
After the events of Valiant Dust (DB89673), Lieutenant Sikander North has been assigned to a remote outpost in the alien Tzoru Empire. When an alien uprising breaks out, Sikander must smuggle an ambassador off-world, break a siege, and fight the prejudices of his superior officers. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Adrift
DB92074 14 hours 9 minutes
by Rob Boffard
read by Stephen Van Doren
As a ship full of tourists travels around the Sigma Station, a mysterious ship attacks. The tourist ship’s pilot manages to save the group, but in the aftermath they realize that they are drifting through outer space with no means to contact civilization. Strong language and some violence. 2018.

Kangaroo Too
DB89082 12 hours 7 minutes
by Curtis C. Chen
read by P.J. Ochlan
Kangaroo’s spacecraft is wrecked by a rogue mining robot. He tracks the bot to the Moon, where a retired miner called Clementine may have information about who is responsible for the sabotage. What begins as a simple infiltration spirals out of control when Kangaroo’s personal physician is arrested for murder. Sequel to Waypoint Kangaroo (DB84929). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Splinterlands
DB88884 4 hours 19 minutes
by John Feffer
read by Robert Sams
In an imagined 2050, the world has hit hard times and nationalism continues to rise alongside global temperatures. If he can survive the savage Splinterlands, Julian West may be humanity’s best chance to work out exactly how the world unraveled. Strong language. 2016.

Invisible Sun and Shadow on the Sun
DB91620 17 hours 17 minutes
by David Macinnis Gill
read by James Konicek
In Invisible Sun, sixteen-year-old Durango and his lieutenant—and girlfriend—continue their adventures as mercenaries on Mars. In Shadow on the Sun, everything Durango has ever valued is at risk. Sequel to Black Hole Sun (DB72662). Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

The Synapse Sequence
DB92040 11 hours 47 minutes
by Daniel Godfrey
read by Terry Donnelly
In the near-future, a start-up company hopes to solve crimes by utilizing witness memories in a virtual reality simulator. Anna Glover joins as an investigator. During her first case, however, the victim’s sister vanishes and Anna’s actions are called into question. Strong language and some violence. 2018.

The Forever Ship
DB92666 13 hours 1 minute
by Francesca Haig
read by Lauren Fortgang
Cass, Piper, and Zoe have discovered that Elsewhere exists. Now they must race to prevent the Alphas from destroying the only salvation available for the Omegas. Meanwhile, Cass must overcome her grief and loyalty to her twin. Sequel to Map of Bones (DB89001). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Darwin Variant
DB91743 17 hours 0 minutes
by Kenneth Johnson
read by Alec Volz
The shards of a comet fall to Earth, bringing a virus that causes accelerations in evolution. Those infected change and display increased violent tendencies. Young Katie and epidemiologist Susan become fugitives from the infected, who are conspiring to change the definition of humanity. Strong language and some violence. 2018.

The Salt Line
DB89022 15 hours 19 minutes
by Holly Goddard Jones
read by Hillary Huber
A future America’s borders have receded behind a ring of scorched earth to protect citizens against ticks carrying a deadly disease. Only those seeking a thrill venture out. Members of the latest expedition soon find themselves at the mercy of the ticks and are captured by a community of outer-zone survivors. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Secret Histories: I Am Number Four; The Lost Files
DB89155 7 hours 8 minutes
by Pittacus Lore
read by Gregory Maupin
Three previously published novellas featuring the Lorien children and their fight against the Mogadorians. Includes The Search for Sam, The Last Days of Lorien, and The Forgotten Ones. Sequel to The Legacies (DB88677). Violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

A Little More Human
DB88913 12 hours 54 minutes
by Fiona Maazel
read by Bill Quinn
Phil Snyder’s life is falling apart both at home and at work. He’s also hiding the fact that he’s a mind reader and spends his nights as a costumed superhero. Then, he is confronted with photos that seem to show him assaulting a woman. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

The Corporation Wars: Emergence
DB89134 10 hours 32 minutes
by Ken MacLeod
read by Peter Kenny
After the events of Corporation Wars: Insurgence (DB89086), ruthless corporations and the soldiers they employ continue to fight for the ultimate payoff—an Earth-like planet hundreds of light years away. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Corporation Wars: Insurgence
DB89086 9 hours 59 minutes
by Ken MacLeod
read by Peter Kenny
Corporations continue to fight over an Earth-like planet hundreds of light years away, and the soldiers recruited face a myriad of problems, including terrorists, rebellious A.I. minds, and more. Carlos must decide whether to fight for the company or die for himself. Sequel to Corporation Wars: Dissidence (DB87560). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Faller
DB89137 11 hours 19 minutes
by Will McIntosh
read by George Guidall
No one can remember anything—who they are, their family and friends, or even how to read. Faller’s pockets contain clues to his past, but it is only after he takes a literal leap off the edge of the world that he begins to discover the truth. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Future Will Be BS Free
DB92081 7 hours 53 minutes
by Will McIntosh
read by Jon Pinnow
Seventeen-year-old Sam and his friends find themselves on the run after exposing their corrupt government by using a lie detector that they invented. Strong language and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

The Collapsing Empire: The Interdependency, Book 1
DB88949 9 hours 26 minutes
by John Scalzi
read by Wil Wheaton
Using an extra-dimensional field called the Flow, humans travel to distant worlds, and a new empire called the Interdependency forms. When it is discovered that the Flow might be moving beyond the reach of all human worlds, humanity enters a race to salvage an empire on the brink of collapse. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Game of the Gods
DB92088 11 hours 35 minutes
by Jay Schiffman
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Max Cone will do whatever it takes to find his family, free his friends, and save civilization from a cataclysmic war. He joins a ragtag group of warriors, and the fate of the world may rest in their hands. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2018.

Extinction Cycle, Books 1–2
DB88939 18 hours 42 minutes
by Nicholas Sansbury Smith
read by Stephen Van Doren
The first two books in the series, written in 2014 and 2015. In Extinction Horizon, the members of Team Ghost face a variant strain of Ebola that turns men into monsters, and they must fight to keep a CDC virologist alive long enough to find a cure. Also includes Extinction Edge. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe: The Salvagers, Book 1
DB91766 13 hours 10 minutes
by Alex White
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Washed-up treasure hunter Boots makes a paltry living selling fake salvage maps. This time, however, she may have stumbled on the real deal. Meanwhile, racer Nilah has been framed for murder. Her only clue to clearing her name: the killer is also after Boots. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2018.

Terra Incognita: Three Novellas
DB92463 9 hours 32 minutes
by Connie Willis
read by Teresa Willis
Three novellas from the award-winning author. In “Uncharted Territory,” explorers battle hostile alien terrain. In “Remake,” old movies have become infinitely customizable. In “D.A.,” a woman doesn’t understand why she has been chosen for a competitive interstellar program for which she didn’t apply. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2018.

Cards of Grief
DB92470 7 hours 41 minutes
by Jane Yolen
read by Carol Jacobanis
In 2132, the Anthropologist’s Guild arrives on the planet Henderson’s IV, known as L’Lal’lor to its inhabitants. While attempting to study the planet’s cultures, the crew discovers a society with no concept of love or laughter and focused on death. Some descriptions of sex. 1984.

The Book of Joan
DB89152 8 hours 52 minutes
by Lidia Yuknavitch
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Earth has been transformed into a radioactive battleground. Surviving humans float in safety on a platform called CIEL. Bloodthirsty and charismatic cult leader Jean de Men, however, turns CIEL into a quasi-corporate police state. Then, an astonishing child named Joan fights back. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Short Stories

Sherwood Anderson: Collected Stories
DB91521 34 hours 11 minutes
edited by Charles Baxter
read by Stephen Van Doren
Anthology gathers classic short stories by American author Sherwood Anderson (1876–1941). Includes Winesburg, Ohio (1919), The Triumph of the Egg (1921), Horses and Men (1923), and Death in the Woods and Other Stories (1933), along with a selection of additional uncollected stories. Some violence and some strong language. 2012.

Ayiti
DB92388 3 hours 13 minutes
by Roxane Gay
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Short stories exploring the Haitian diaspora experience. “The Harder They Come” looks at the tourist industry in Haiti, while “Sweet on the Tongue” has a woman dealing with being the victim of violence while on her honeymoon. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2018.

Eveningland: Stories
DB88887 5 hours 36 minutes
by Michael Knight
read by Catherine Byers
A collection of interwoven short stories in the years preceding a devastating hurricane. The stories examine dramas both personal and societal as well as the complexity of ordinary life. Strong language and some violence. 2017.

The Refugees
DB88948 5 hours 8 minutes
by Viet Thanh Nguyen
read by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Eight short stories written by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Set in both Vietnam and America, the stories explore immigration and the resulting issues with identity, loyalties, romantic relationships, and family. In “Black-Eyed Women” a writer deals with ghosts of all sorts. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2017.

Spies and Espionage

The Odessa File
DB88869 11 hours 4 minutes
by Frederick Forsyth
read by David Hartley-Margolin
After discovering the diary of a Jewish concentration camp prisoner, a young German reporter attempts to penetrate Odessa, an organization that protects former SS officers from being discovered and brought to justice. Violence and strong language. 1972.

The Washington Stratagem and The Reykjavik Assignment
DB91735 31 hours 1 minute
by Adam LeBor
read by Carol Jacobanis
In The Washington Strategem, the secretary-general asks UN covert negotiator Yael Azoulay to meet with the CEO of a lobbying firm with dubious business interests. Yael soon uncovers a conspiracy with ties to Iran and discovers that she has powerful enemies. Sequel to The Geneva Option (DB89332). Also includes The Reykjavik Assignment. 2016.

The Assassins: Judd Ryder & Eva Blake, Book 2
DB92774 12 hours 44 minutes
by Gayle Lynds
read by Kate Reading
Someone attempts to draw out a former member of a group of six mysterious master assassins. The assassins wage war against each other, fighting for Saddam Hussein’s long-missing fortune. Caught in the crossfire, Judd and Eva go on the run. Sequel to The Book of Spies (DB92777). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

House of Spies
DB89236 16 hours 18 minutes
by Daniel Silva
read by Joe Wilson
Four months after a deadly attack in America, terrorists leave a trail of violence in London. A loose thread, however, leads Gabriel Allon to unexpected connections that can help in the global war on terrorism. Sequel to The Black Widow (DB85912). Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2017.

Use of Force
DB89220 9 hours 52 minutes
by Brad Thor
read by Jack Fox
When a terrorism suspect’s body washes ashore, the CIA is thrown into chaos, worrying that he might be connected to an anticipated attack. They turn to covert operative Scot Harvath to investigate. Sequel to Foreign Agent (DB85910). Strong language and some violence. Bestseller. 2017.

Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Initiative
DB92746 13 hours 5 minutes
by Eric Van Lustbader
read by Holter Graham
A cyber operation conceived by the deceased Russian FSB head before his death may steal America’s nuclear launch codes. Jason Bourne must discover who is now leading the operation—but the US government thinks Bourne is a traitor. Sequel to The Bourne Enigma (DB84632). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Suspense

A Noise Downstairs
DB92788 9 hours 11 minutes
by Linwood Barclay
read by George Newbern
When professor Paul Davis surprises a murderer disposing of two bodies, he nearly dies and is left with physical and mental issues. His wife brings home a vintage typewriter to encourage him to write. But Paul swears the typewriter is possessed and tied to the murders. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

A Simple Favor
DB92521 8 hours 57 minutes
by Darcey Bell
read by various narrators
Stephanie agrees to pick up her best friend Emily’s son after school. A widowed stay-at-home blogger living in suburban Connecticut, Stephanie was lonely until she met Emily, a sophisticated PR executive whose job in Manhattan demands so much of her time. But now Emily doesn’t return. Movie tie-in. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Colony, Books 2–3
DB88905 23 hours 20 minutes
by Nancy Bush
read by Kristin Allison
Two books, written in 2009 and 2010, from the series featuring a group of psychic women who are often targeted by killers. Includes Unseen and Blind Spot, in which a psychologist and an ex-homicide detective must identify a pregnant, catatonic Jane Doe. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2010.

Past Tense: A Jack Reacher Novel
DB92767 12 hours 54 minutes
by Lee Child
read by Scott Brick
In the New England woods, wandering Jack Reacher sees a sign to a place he has never been: the town where his father was born. In the same isolated area, two Canadians’ car breaks down. As their stories merge, Reacher makes a shocking discovery. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Paradox
DB92366 10 hours 40 minutes
by Catherine Coulter
read by Teresa Willis
FBI agents Savich and Sherlock thwart a kidnapping attempt on their son. A police chief is astonished to watch a murder from her back deck. Bones of multiple people are found at the bottom of a lake. And all of the cases are connected. Strong language and some violence. 2018.

Lie to Me
DB89213 11 hours 32 minutes
by J.T. Ellison
read by Barry Bernson
Novelist Ethan Montclair awakens to a note from his wife, Sutton, saying she has left him. Their marriage has been rocky, especially since the death of their infant son, but Ethan thinks that something has happened to her and that he’ll be blamed. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

The Switch
DB89663 9 hours 57 minutes
by Joseph Finder
read by Steven Kearney
Michael Tanner accidentally picks up the wrong MacBook in an airport security line. He doesn’t notice the mix-up until he arrives home in Boston, when he discovers that the owner is a US senator and that the laptop contains top secret files. Tanner soon finds himself a hunted man. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Witch Elm
DB92756 22 hours 10 minutes
by Tana French
read by Paul Nugent
Happy-go-lucky charmer Toby surprises two burglars, who beat him and leave him for dead. Struggling to recover, he takes refuge at his family’s ancestral home to care for his dying uncle. When a skull is found in the trunk of an elm tree, Toby begins to question his past. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Tragedy of Brady Sims
DB89128 2 hours 55 minutes
by Ernest J. Gaines
read by various narrators
Brady Sims pulls out a gun in a courtroom and shoots his own son, who has just been convicted of robbery and murder. A cub reporter learns that Sims had been tasked with keeping the black children of Bayonne, Louisiana, in line to protect them from the unjust world. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Lethal White
DB92519 22 hours 33 minutes
by Robert Galbraith
read by Robert Glenister
When a young man asks PI Cormoran Strike to investigate a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike and his partner Robin Ellacott set off on a twisting trail through the backstreets of London, into a secretive inner sanctum within Parliament, and to a beautiful but sinister manor house. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

I Know a Secret: Rizzoli & Isles
DB88888 10 hours 20 minutes
by Tess Gerritsen
read by Cynthia Farrell
A young horror filmmaker is found dead with her eyes in her hand. Then, a dead man is found pierced by arrows. The causes of death and the additional injuries puzzle medical examiner Maura Isles and detective Jane Rizzoli. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Echoes of Evil
DB92727 8 hours 22 minutes
by Heather Graham
read by Luke Daniels
On vacation to consider a job offer with the FBI’s Krewe of Hunters, Brodie McFadden discovers a dead body while scuba diving. Meanwhile, a musician dies mid-performance at the cultural festival Dakota McCoy is running. Brodie thinks the deaths are linked. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Pale as Death
DB92594 8 hours 24 minutes
by Heather Graham
read by Luke Daniels
LAPD detective Sophie Manning is assigned to a high-profile case that echoes the famous Black Dahlia killing. As she searches for the killer, she is shaken to find herself visited by ghosts. Bruce McFadden, from the FBI’s paranormal team, is sent to partner with Sophie. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Poke Rafferty, Books 6–8
DB91522 32 hours 45 minutes
by Timothy Hallinan
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Three suspense novels, written between 2014 and 2017, in the series featuring American travel writer Poke Rafferty, who lives in Bangkok with his Thai wife Rose and her daughter Miaow. Includes For the Dead, The Hot Countries, and Fool’s River. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Traces of Guilt: An Evie Blackwell Cold Case
DB89057 12 hours 7 minutes
by Dee Henderson
read by Erin Jones
Illinois State Police detective Evie Blackwell is excited to be heading up the governor’s new cold case task force. She starts out by investigating two unsolved missing persons cases in Carin County, Illinois, with the help of local sheriff Gabriel Thane. 2016.

Shattered Mirror
DB92597 12 hours 21 minutes
by Iris Johansen
read by Elisabeth Rodgers
Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan receives a package containing a skull—and instructions for Eve to do her work reconstructing it. When she does, a beautiful woman’s face emerges. But after Eve is introduced to the dead woman’s mirror image, the life of the woman’s twin sister hangs in the balance. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Walking Shadows: A Decker/Lazarus Novel
DB92707 11 hours 46 minutes
by Faye Kellerman
read by Mitch Greenberg
Twenty-six-year-old Brady Neil—who had no criminal record, worked full time, and attended community college—is found brutally murdered. After Detective Peter Decker learns that Brady’s father was convicted of robbing and killing the owners of a local jewelry store years ago, he suspects the son’s murder may be connected. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Good Me Bad Me
DB89419 10 hours 7 minutes
by Ali Land
read by Imogen Church
Milly’s mother is a serial killer. Though Milly loves her mother, the only way to make her stop is to turn her in to the police. Milly is given a new identity with an affluent foster family and an exclusive private school. But has she inherited her mother’s ways? Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

A Stranger in the House
DB89027 8 hours 55 minutes
by Shari Lapena
read by Tavia Gilbert
One day, Tom Krupp returns home to find his wife Karen has vanished. She’s had a car accident and can’t remember what happened. Karen returns home from the hospital determined to move on, but something’s not right. There’s a secret someone might kill to keep quiet. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Dazzling Heights
DB89099 13 hours 42 minutes
by Katharine McGee
read by Emily Ellet
After the deadly events in The Thousandth Floor (DB86316), the surviving teens spin a complicated web of lies that could destroy them. Meanwhile, someone with revenge in mind watches their every move. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

The Last Thing She Ever Did
DB91748 9 hours 55 minutes
by Gregg Olsen
read by Teresa Willis
Backing out of her garage while rushing to take her bar exam, Liz hits her friends’ three-year-old son Charlie. Instead of notifying anyone, Liz begins a cover-up that destroys two marriages and brings back a traumatic event from her childhood involving another young boy’s fate. Some violence and some strong language. 2018.

Beautiful Animals
DB89178 7 hours 50 minutes
by Lawrence Osborne
read by Tim Campbell
While hiking on the Greek island of Hydra, Naomi and Samantha discover a Syrian migrant named Faoud sleeping exposed to the elements, but still alive. When their seemingly simple plan to help Faoud unravels, all must face the horrific consequences they have set in motion. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Store
DB89125 5 hours 12 minutes
by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo
read by Graham Halstead
While Jacob and Megan Brandeis work at the hugely successful, ultrasecretive Store, they are secretly writing a forbidden book that will expose it. But the Store is always watching. And if it finds out, the couple and their kids had better run for their lives. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2017.

Target: Alex Cross
DB92906 9 hours 24 minutes
by James Patterson
read by Andre Blake
When a sniper’s bullet strikes a target in the heart of DC, Alex Cross’s wife, Bree Stone—newly elevated chief of DC detectives—must prove herself. The Secret Service and the FBI also deploy, and Alex is tasked by the new president to lead the investigation. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Tom Clancy’s Net Force, Books 8–10
DB92048 39 hours 11 minutes
by Steve Perry
read by Richard Davidson
Books eight through ten in the series following an FBI computer security agency. In Changing of the Guard, a powerful businessman is outed as a former Russian spy. Also includes Springboard and The Archimedes Effect. Sequel to State of War (DB56613). Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2006.

The Right Side
DB89183 11 hours 10 minutes
by Spencer Quinn
read by Susan Bennett
LeAnne Hogan returned from Afghanistan missing an eye and with half of her face badly scarred. After the sudden shattering death of her hospital roommate, Marci, LeAnne makes a troubling discovery. Marci’s eight-year-old daughter has vanished. A stray dog—a powerful, dark, unreadable creature—adopts LeAnne and helps her investigate. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Secrets She Keeps
DB89218 13 hours 39 minutes
by Michael Robotham
read by Theresa Conkin
London shelf-stocker Agatha thinks customer Meghan leads the ideal life. Although they are both pregnant, Meghan has a family and a parenting blog, whereas Agatha can’t get her boyfriend to call her. As they become friends, neither guesses the dark secrets the other is harboring. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Trust Me
DB92537 12 hours 45 minutes
by Hank Phillippi Ryan
read by various narrators
An accused killer insists she’s innocent of a heinous murder. A grieving journalist surfaces from the wreckage of her shattered life. Their unlikely alliance leads to a dangerous cat-and-mouse game, and they find they can’t trust anyone, even themselves. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Deep Freeze
DB89136 10 hours 4 minutes
by John Sandford
read by Eric Conger
Virgil knows the town of Trippton, Minnesota, a little too well. A few years back, he investigated the corrupt—and homicidal—local school board. Now, after hosting a high school reunion meeting, a woman is found dead in the frozen Mississippi River. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Pieces of Her
DB92595 16 hours 7 minutes
by Karin Slaughter
read by Kathleen Early
While Andrea and her mother Laura are at the mall, a horrifying act of violence reveals a completely different side of Laura. But now her secret previous life has been exposed, and nothing will be the same. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

The Price You Pay
DB92082 7 hours 29 minutes
by Aidan Truhen
read by Stephen Van Doren
When cocaine dealer Jack Price looks into the unseemly hit on his elderly downstairs neighbor, he finds himself in the crosshairs of a team of hard-core contract killers called the Seven Demons. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

The Ruinous Sweep
DB92091 9 hours 17 minutes
by Tim Wynne-Jones
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
After being tossed out of a car, Donovan flags down the next one passing by and causes a fatal accident. Confused and afraid for his life, he grabs the dead driver’s cash-filled briefcase and flees. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Westerns

The Brothers O’Brien, Books 1–3
DB92022 21 hours 45 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Jack Fox
The first three books in the series. In The Brothers O’Brien, former CSA Colonel Shamus O’Brien ventures into New Mexico, bringing in his sons to help run the ranch. Together, the brothers defend their homestead and administer frontier justice when necessary. Also includes Shadow of the Hangman and Last Man Standing. 2012.

Whiskey When We’re Dry
DB92608 15 hours 27 minutes
by John Larison
read by Sophie Amoss
1885. Orphaned seventeen-year-old Jessilyn Harney disguises herself as a boy and sets out to track down her outlaw brother and bring him home. Along the way, Jess finds herself employed by the very man seeking to hunt down her brother—dead or alive. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

Byrnes Family Ranch, Books 8–10
DB91611 33 hours 11 minutes
by Dusty Richards
read by Patrick Downer
Three westerns, written in 2016 and 2017, continue the Byrnes family saga in the Arizona Territory. Includes Pray for the Dead, Deadly Is the Night, and Valley of Bones, in which henchmen plan to sabotage the construction of a new telegraph system. Strong language and some violence. 2017.

Adult Nonfiction

Animals and Wildlife

Animal Magnetism: My Life with Creatures Great and Small
DB88900 6 hours 51 minutes
by Rita Mae Brown
read by Paige O’Malley
The author of animal-themed mystery series discusses the real animals she has known and modeled her protagonists after, including dogs, horses, birds, and cats. Discusses her late feline writing partner, Sneaky Pie Brown, who is credited with Wish You Were Here (DB35425) and the rest of the Mrs. Murphy mysteries. 2009.

The Dog Breed Bible, Second Edition
DB92004 9 hours 4 minutes
by D. Caroline Coile
read by Michael Scherer
A guide to the dog breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club. Each entry covers the history of the breed, its temperament, information on the upkeep needed, and any health issues. There are also ratings for the breed’s energy level, friendliness towards other pets and strangers, ease of training, and more. 2017.

Vets and Pets: Wounded Warriors and the Animals That Help Them Heal
DB92021 9 hours 34 minutes
by Dava Guerin and Kevin Ferris
read by Bill Burton
A collection of essays about the bonds that develop between wounded veterans and the animals that help them heal. Includes stories of traditional service companion dogs as well as vets who bond with horses, birds of prey, and even pigs. 2017.

Arts

Tango Lessons: A Memoir
DB92035 11 hours 30 minutes
by Meghan Flaherty
read by Jill Fox
Memoir of how tango dancing transformed the author’s life. She describes the traumatic childhood that left her uncomfortable with touch, and how taking tango lessons in her twenties gave her a chance to gain self-confidence. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2018.

Astronomy

Spaceman: An Astronaut’s Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe
DB89262 11 hours 20 minutes
by Mike Massimino
read by Bill Wallace
An astronaut chronicles his life and the journey to his career. Discusses growing up in New York, figuring out how to achieve his dreams of working for NASA, his initial medical disqualification due to his eyesight, and his eventual training. Includes anecdotes about other astronauts whom he has met over the years. 2016.

Biography

Balcony on the Moon: Coming of Age in Palestine
DB88935 5 hours 21 minutes
by Ibtisam Barakat
read by Eva Wilhelm
Author chronicles her childhood and adolescence in Palestine from 1971 to 1981. She discusses her desire to go to college and become a writer and how she found inspiration in a pen pal correspondence. Companion to Tasting the Sky (DB65740). Some violence. For junior and senior high readers. 2016.

Bonnie and Clyde: The Making of a Legend
DB92386 6 hours 16 minutes
by Karen Blumenthal
read by Steven Carpenter
A chronicle of the lives of notorious outlaws Bonnie Parker (1910–1934) and Clyde Barrow (1909–1934). Debunks some of the myths surrounding the couple. Spins a tale of love, car chases, kidnappings, and murder set against the backdrop of the Great Depression. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

American Radical: Inside the World of an Undercover Muslim FBI Agent
DB89032 9 hours 45 minutes
by Tamer Elnoury and Kevin Maurer
read by Peter Ganim
The author, an undercover FBI agent, describes his work with an elite counterterrorism unit that led to his infiltrating a terror cell in North America. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Riding the White Horse Home: A Western Family Album
DB88934 5 hours 35 minutes
by Teresa Jordan
read by Eva Wilhelm
A family chronicle from a descendant of Wyoming ranchers. Introduces the various members of her family, recounts incidents from her childhood, and examines the lives of female family members as well as the decline of her community, Iron Mountain, the population of which has dropped drastically over the past century. 1993.

Jackie’s Girl: My Life with the Kennedy Family
DB89056 8 hours 17 minutes
by Kathy McKeon
read by Kerry Dukin
A coming-of-age memoir from the woman who spent over a decade as Jackie Kennedy’s personal assistant and occasional nanny, first hired in 1964. Discusses her close relationships with the former first lady and the Kennedy children, and provides a look at the private life of a prominent family. 2017.

I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey behind the Lines of Jihad
DB89101 14 hours 16 minutes
by Souad Mekhennet
read by Catherine Byers
A reporter for the Washington Post recounts her journey behind the lines of jihad in Germany, Iraq, and along the Turkish and Syrian border region. Documents her run-ins with various intelligence services, as well as with members of Al Qaeda, the Taliban, ISIS, and other groups. Violence and strong language. 2017.

Becoming
DB92627 19 hours 5 minutes
by Michelle Obama
read by Michelle Obama
A memoir by the former First Lady, the first African American in that role. Obama recounts her childhood in Chicago, her years balancing motherhood and her career as an executive, and her time in the White House. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom
DB89008 9 hours 58 minutes
by Thomas E. Ricks
read by James Lurie
A dual biography of George Orwell and Winston Churchill. Both almost died in the 1930s, and the author speculates on the loss their deaths would have meant to the entire world, given the impact of their subsequent careers. Examines their respective actions, works, and legacies. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Ravenmaster: My Life with the Ravens at the Tower of London
DB92571 6 hours 41 minutes
by Christopher Skaife
read by Christopher Skaife
The author describes the history and work of his role as Ravenmaster at the Tower of London. Discusses the ravens’ needs, behavior, social structure, and interactions with humans. Also examines folklore, history, and superstitions surrounding the birds and the Tower. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Last Cadillac: A Memoir
DB92086 9 hours 55 minutes
by Nancy Nau Sullivan
read by Gabriella Cavallero
A woman recounts her attempt to care for her ailing father after the death of her mother, while in the middle of a contentious divorce. Discusses the sibling rivalries that came to a head, the accusations that she kidnapped her father for a trip, and the hurricane they endured. 2016.

Blindness and Physical Disabilities

A Handbook for the Prospective Guide Dog Handler
DB92557 2 hours 17 minutes
by Guide Dog Users, Inc.
read by Jill Ferris
Fourth edition of a handbook for those considering working with a guide dog. Sections include asking if a guide dog is for you, teaching old dogs new tricks, the path of independence, when things go wrong, and helpful resources. 2018.

Business and Economics

Return to Glory: The Story of Ford’s Revival and Victory at the Toughest Race in the World
DB88899 8 hours 46 minutes
by Matthew DeBord
read by Bill Burton
A journalist chronicles Ford’s quest to win the Le Mans automobile race fifty years after first winning it in 1966. Discusses technological evolutions, business challenges, and the competition with Ferrari for dominance. 2017.

Innovation: A Very Short Introduction
DB86427 5 hours 11 minutes
by Mark Dodgson and David Gann
read by Stephen Van Doren
Defines and analyzes the successful application of ideas that is innovation. Drawing examples from around the world, profiles great innovators and theorists, examines progress built on failure, simultaneously positive and negative outcomes, and with more scientists and engineers alive today than ever before, glimpses into future opportunities. 2010.

Career and Job Training

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts
DB92717 8 hours 13 minutes
by Brené Brown
read by Brené Brown
Author of Rising Strong (DB82324) and Braving the Wilderness (DB89038) presents a guide to developing leadership skills through being willing to dare. This requires leaders to be willing to address issues including scarcity, fear, and uncertainty. Presents research, stories, and examples. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Bullshit Jobs: A Theory
DB92662 12 hours 42 minutes
by David Graeber
read by Christopher Ragland
Author of The Utopia of Rules (DB81505) presents a philosophical examination of meaningless, unfulfilling jobs and their consequences. Defines a “bullshit job” and discusses the categories of them, why holders of these jobs report unhappiness, the proliferation of these types of jobs, and more. Strong language. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

Classics

The Devil’s Dictionary, Tales, and Memoirs
DB87169 32 hours 49 minutes
by Ambrose Bierce
read by Barry Bernson
Civil War stories, tales of terror, and autobiographical pieces, as well as the subversive lexicon originally titled The Cynic’s Word Book. Includes In the Midst of Life (Tales of Soldiers and Civilians); Can Such Things Be?; and Bits of Autobiography, which contains recollections of Shiloh and Chickamauga. Edited by S.T. Joshi. 2011.

Cooking

Elinor Fettiplace’s Receipt Book: Elizabethan Country House Cooking
DB88918 13 hours 40 minutes
by Hilary Spurling
read by Kay Kerimian
Woman who inherited a seventeenth-century recipe and remedy book presents selections from it. Discusses food sources, preparation and preservation techniques, and presentation ideas. Includes family history and medical recommendations of the time. Recipes are arranged by months to emphasize their seasonal nature. 1986.

The Cooking Gene: A Journey through African American Culinary History in the Old South
DB88916 16 hours 26 minutes
by Michael W. Twitty
read by Bob Moore
Historian examines the crossroads of food, culture, and racism by way of his own family’s history. Discusses tracing his family tree through research and DNA analysis, the tension between the “South” of black and white Americans, ways food can connect and open discussion pathways, and more. Some strong language. 2017.

Crime

The Incest Diary
DB89089 3 hours 20 minutes
by Anonymous
read by Barbara Rosenblat
In this graphic memoir, the author revisits her early traumas and their aftermath to explore the ways in which her father’s years-long sexual abuse shaped her, and still does; and how, long after it ended, she made herself write it down. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land
DB88907 9 hours 5 minutes
by Monica Hesse
read by Laura Adducci
Washington Post writer explores the story behind the string of arson fires that lit up the Eastern Shore’s rural Accomack County, Virginia, in 2012. The surprising culprits behind the sixty-two fires were long-time volunteer firefighter and mechanic Charlie Smith and his girlfriend, Tonya Bundick. Strong language. 2017.

Diet and Nutrition

The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in “Healthy” Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain
DB88519 13 hours 0 minutes
by Steven R. Gundry
read by John Haag
Former cardiothoracic surgeon now focuses on curing disease through diet. He explains how gluten is only one of many plant lectins that can cause inflammatory reactions. Suggests ways to limit lectins, including peeling vegetables, eating fruit in season, and avoiding whole grains. Includes detox instructions, meal plans, and recipes. 2017.

Government and Politics

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics
DB92570 12 hours 37 minutes
by Donna Brazile and others
read by Robin Miles
Discussion of American history and politics from the perspective of four women who have worked in politics for more than thirty years and refer to themselves as the Colored Girls. Recounts their various roles over the years and their interactions with well-known political figures. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Far-Right Politics in Europe
DB89114 10 hours 11 minutes
by Jean-Yves Camus and Nicolas Lebourg
read by Peter Holdway
An examination of staunchly nationalist parties such as the French National Front and the Austrian Freedom Party, which are labeled as far-right movements. Discusses the politics that led to the rise of these groups, their common mission, and the tactics used to gain traction. Translated from the original French edition. 2015.

Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama
DB89169 58 hours 44 minutes
by David J. Garrow
read by Mark Ashby
A biography covering the earlier years of Barack Obama’s life and the trajectory that eventually led to his role as president of the United States. Discusses Obama’s tumultuous upbringing, his college years, his early career, and his entry into the political field. Also chronicles his years in the Senate. 2017.

A Colony in a Nation
DB89566 5 hours 3 minutes
by Chris Hayes
read by Chris Hayes
Journalist argues that America in the early twenty-first century functions like a nation and like a colony simultaneously. In the nation, citizens venerate the law; whereas in the colony, they obsess over order, fear, aggressive policing, class division, and other conditions similar to those that sparked the American Revolution. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

America: The Farewell Tour
DB93011 14 hours 19 minutes
by Chris Hedges
read by Fred Sanders
Pulitzer Prize-winning author of War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (DB76898) discusses the many and varied ills America faces that seem to indicate an impending reconfiguration of the world. Particularly examines systemic problems in America’s political system. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

American Speeches: Political Oratory from the Revolution to the Civil War
DB91386 40 hours 7 minutes
edited by Ted Widmer
read by Patrick Downer
Collects the unabridged texts of forty-five important speeches by American public figures who spoke during times of change. Includes a women’s rights speech by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Abraham Lincoln’s address at Gettysburg. 2006.

Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real about the Worst President Ever
DB92430 9 hours 28 minutes
by Rick Wilson
read by Rick Wilson
Republican campaign strategist and commentator analyzes American politics in the age of Trump. Discusses how the author feels President Trump has damaged America, the Republican Party, and the conservative movement at large. Criticizes both Trump and some of the more extreme groups supporting him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House
DB89802 11 hours 58 minutes
by Michael Wolff
read by various narrators
Journalist examines the first nine months of President Trump’s administration. Discusses, among other things, the staff’s opinions of Trump, the reasons for FBI director James Comey’s firing, the story behind Trump’s claims of being wire-tapped by President Obama, and the state of White House strategies following Steve Bannon’s departure. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Home Management

Beyond the Checkup from Birth to Age Four: A Pediatrician’s Guide to Calm, Confident Parenting
DB92361 8 hours 18 minutes
by Luke Voytas
read by Gregory Maupin
A practicing pediatrician and father of two provides advice on caring for children from birth until four years of age. Includes information on finding the right pediatrician, what to expect from routine checkups, common illnesses, sleep and eating habits, and behavior. 2018.

Multiples Illuminated: A Collection of Stories and Advice from Parents of Twins, Triplets and More
DB88881 5 hours 41 minutes
edited by Megan Woolsey and Alison Lee
read by Deborah Desmone
A guide for those expecting twins, triplets, or any other number of multiples. Includes anecdotes and advice on topics such as labor and delivery, time in the NICU, breastfeeding multiples, and surviving the infant and toddler years. Information comes both from families with multiples and from experts. 2016.

Journalism and the Media

Sound Reporting: The NPR Guide to Audio Journalism and Production
DB88915 20 hours 34 minutes
by Jonathan Kern
read by J.P. Linton
An NPR producer presents a guide to the daily work of public radio hosts, editors, and producers. Topics discussed include the sound of radio, fairness, writing for broadcast, reporting, field producing, story editing, reading, hosting, newscasting, talent booking, producing, and ethics. Discusses the expansion of audio storytelling beyond radio. 2008.

Don’t Stop the Presses! Truth, Justice, and the American Newspaper
DB91987 8 hours 25 minutes
by Patt Morrison
read by Steven Carpenter
Examines the history and impact of newspapers in America from colonial times through the early twenty-first century. Topics include the basis for what is news, journalistic family dynasties, sections of the newspaper, popular culture, frequency, who is left out of the narrative, technology, and more. Bestseller. 2018.

Language

Do I Make Myself Clear? Why Writing Well Matters
DB89100 13 hours 35 minutes
by Harold Evans
read by George Holmes
A newspaper editor provides a guide to proper English usage in writing. Discusses writing formulas, shortcuts to clarity, making every word count, the art of revision, and the increasing importance of precision in a digital age. 2017.

Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World
DB92792 6 hours 54 minutes
by Maryanne Wolf
read by Kirsten Potter
The author of Proust and the Squid (DB67928) debates the future of reading and humanity’s capacity for critical thinking, empathy, and reflection in the face of an increasing dependence on digital technologies. Discusses how the ways people process written language have changed and expresses concerns and hopes about this. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Legal Issues

Jane Crow: The Life of Pauli Murray
DB88413 27 hours 22 minutes
by Rosalind Rosenberg
read by Nona Pipes
Biography of Pauli Murray (1910–1985), a civil and women’s rights activist, lawyer, and the first black woman to be ordained an Episcopal priest. Describes her early life in Maryland and North Carolina, racial and gender discrimination she faced, her academic career, her seminary career, and issues she faced with gender identity. 2017.

Literature

A Carnival of Losses: Notes Nearing Ninety
DB92353 6 hours 46 minutes
by Donald Hall
read by Richard Davidson
A collection of essays from the author of Essays after Eighty (DB80647) reflecting on aging, the pleasures of solitude, and freedoms arising from both. Includes reminiscences about poets the author has known. Strong language. 2018.

Reflections and Refractions: Thoughts on Science Fiction, Science, and Other Matters
DB89546 27 hours 48 minutes
by Robert Silverberg
read by J.P. Linton
Acclaimed writer of science fiction provides a collection of his essays on unique scientific ideas, characters, and the social context for science fiction. Some pieces examine the work of other great writers. This edition, expanded from the 1973 original, includes a section on writing science fiction. 2016.

Devotion
DB89497 1 hour 59 minutes
by Patti Smith
read by Mare Trevathan
A slim volume by rock musician and author of Just Kids (DB70750). The title story, “Devotion,” concerns a dedicated figure skater and her interactions with a possessive collector of rare things. This tale is bookended with meditations about the nature of inspiration. Some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2017.

Medicine and Health

The Eye Care Revolution: Prevent and Reverse Common Vision Problems
DB91511 25 hours 42 minutes
by Robert Abel
read by Bob Moore
Ophthalmologist’s revised third edition addresses treating the eye and its ailments. Topics include, among other things, general eye health, cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes, dry eyes, and pediatric eye problems. Discusses the importance of nutrition and exercise, and how the eyes are mirrors of general health and reflect imbalances. 2014.

The End of Alzheimer’s: A Revolutionary Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline
DB89010 9 hours 25 minutes
by Dale Bredesen
read by Marc Cashman
Explaining that Alzheimer’s Disease is not one condition, as it is currently treated, but three, a doctor outlines thirty-six metabolic factors (micronutrients, hormone levels, sleep) that can trigger “downsizing” in the brain. Recommends rebalancing these factors using lifestyle modifications such as taking B12, eliminating gluten, or improving oral hygiene. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Hearing-Loss Guide: Useful Information and Advice for Patients and Families
DB88911 7 hours 44 minutes
by John M. Burkey
read by Catherine Byers
Clinical audiologist shares first-person accounts about the consequences of a health concern many find difficult to acknowledge and experience. Covers the basics of hearing loss: the anatomy and functions involved, the medical tests, and the available treatments, from surgery to technological aids. 2015.

The Creation of Health: The Emotional, Psychological, and Spiritual Responses That Promote Health and Healing
DB92016 14 hours 58 minutes
by Caroline Myss and C. Norman Shealy
read by Kerry Dukin
A collaboration between a traditionally trained doctor and a medical intuitive that explores the connection between emotional dysfunction and physical illness. Discusses various ailments and the roles that stressors, a positive attitude, exercise, and other lifestyle choices play in maintaining health. 1993.

Healing Children: A Surgeon’s Stories from the Frontiers of Pediatric Medicine
DB89119 9 hours 41 minutes
by Kurt Newman
read by Kurt Newman
Pediatric surgeon makes the case that children are more than miniature adults. Through the story of his own career and of the brave kids he has treated over the years—and their equally brave and tenacious parents—he reveals the revolution that is taking place in pediatric medicine. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying
DB88510 7 hours 11 minutes
by Nina Riggs
read by Kristin Allison
Poet, blogger, wife, and mother of two young boys describes how her life changed after being diagnosed with one small spot of breast cancer at age thirty-seven in 2015, and again when, within a year, the diagnosis changed to terminal. Some strong language. 2017.

When Your Child Has Food Allergies: A Parent’s Guide to Managing It All—From the Everyday to the Extreme
DB89211 6 hours 29 minutes
by Mireille Schwartz
read by Kerry Dukin
A guide to taking care of children with food allergies. Topics discussed include spotting the signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction, navigating testing, deciphering ingredient labels, looking for “hidden” allergies, allergy-proofing the home, managing public spaces, planning for travel, and more. 2017.

The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics, and the Human Costs of Defeating Disease
DB88785 19 hours 38 minutes
by Meredith Wadman
read by John Haag
A journalist specializing in biomedical research politics details the major breakthroughs in cell biology and public health that have resulted in vaccines for conditions such as polio, rabies, chicken pox, measles, hepatitis A, shingles, and adenovirus. Also discusses political roadblocks pioneering scientists have faced along the way. 2017.

Music

Just a Shot Away: Peace, Love, and Tragedy with the Rolling Stones at Altamont
DB92090 12 hours 43 minutes
by Saul Austerlitz
read by Joe Wilson
A music critic looks at the 1969 Altamont Speedway Free Festival, headlined by the Rolling Stones, examining how the violence that erupted signaled the end of an era. Using extensive interviews, details the murder of a black concertgoer by the Hells Angels security forces and the ensuing trial. Some strong language. 2018.

Thanks a Lot, Mr. Kibblewhite: My Story
DB92722 8 hours 38 minutes
by Roger Daltrey
read by Roger Daltrey
Memoir of Roger Daltrey, the lead singer of the Who. Born in London in 1944, Daltrey began assembling the band while working at a factory in 1961. He shares stories of his life and bandmates, and takes a creative journey through the music they made. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Dream Boogie: The Triumph of Sam Cooke
DB89113 29 hours 45 minutes
by Peter Guralnick
read by Bob Moore
A music biographer tackles the subject of influential singer Sam Cooke (1931–1964). Unusual for his time, Cooke was determined to control his career. Covers his early years singing gospel with the Soul Stirrers, his string of pop hits, and the scandal surrounding his death. Strong language and some violence. 2005.

Shake It Up: Great American Writing on Rock and Pop from Elvis to Jay Z
DB89051 26 hours 6 minutes
edited by Jonathan Lethem and Kevin Dettmar
read by Andy Pyle
The author of novels including Motherless Brooklyn (DB49231) teams up with a music journalist to present this survey of writings about rock and pop music, comprising fifty essays and works of music criticism by Amiri Baraka, Lester Bangs, Nick Tosches, Ellen Willis, Greil Marcus, and others. Some strong language. 2017.

Slowhand: The Life and Music of Eric Clapton
DB92900 14 hours 35 minutes
by Philip Norman
read by Peter Coates
Rock music biographer tackles one of the most famous guitar players of all time. With the consent of Clapton and access to his friends and family, he covers the musician’s youth, career, struggles with addiction, and personal relationships. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Luck or Something like It
DB88944 10 hours 21 minutes
by Kenny Rogers
read by Joe Wilson
Memoir of a singer in the Country Music Hall of Fame. The author details his youth, his marriages, his development as an artist, and the stories behind some of his famous songs. He also tells of the friends he made along the way, including Dolly Parton. 2012.

Siren Song: My Life in Music
DB91765 13 hours 59 minutes
by Seymour Stein
read by Joe Wilson
Memoir of music executive and co-founder of Sire Records. Discusses his formative time at King Records, the founding of his own label, and how he helped dozens of famous acts make their break, including Madonna, Talking Heads, and Ramones. Descriptions of sex. 2018.

My Love Story
DB92875 8 hours 10 minutes
by Tina Turner
read by various narrators
Legendary singer aims to set the record straight about her career and complicated personal life. Covers her early life in Tennessee, her rise to fame with husband Ike Turner, her success as a solo artist, and the sometimes dark hours in between. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Nature and the Environment

Vaquita: Science, Politics, and Crime in the Sea of Cortez
DB92600 7 hours 38 minutes
by Brooke Bessesen
read by Xe Sands
Examination of the vaquita, a species of porpoise deemed the most endangered marine mammal in 2006. Discusses the fishing practices that have led to their near-extinction, diplomatic efforts between Mexico and the United States to save them, and efforts to create a breeding program. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

A Million Fragile Bones
DB89207 11 hours 6 minutes
by Connie May Fowler
read by Adrianne Flores
A woman reflects on the grief and loss that dogged her life from childhood and the ways those losses influenced her healing connection to nature. Describes the peace she found on Florida’s Gulf Coast for sixteen years until the devastation of the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. 2017.

Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees
DB91783 9 hours 56 minutes
by Thor Hanson
read by Ryan Dalusung
A biologist presents a natural history of bees. Topics discussed include the evolution of bees, the symbiotic relationship between bees and flowers, interactions between bees and humans, and the future of bees. 2018.

Philosophy

Star Wars and Philosophy: More Powerful Than You Can Possibly Imagine
DB92292 10 hours 41 minutes
edited by Kevin S. Decker and Jason T. Eberl
read by Ryan Dalusung
A multi-author collection of essays looking at philosophical questions brought up by the Star Wars film franchise. Four sections cover philosophical messages in the films, ethics examples, alien technologies and the metaphysics of The Force, and truth and faith in the galactic societies of the films. 2005.

Poetry

The Best American Poetry 2013
DB88426 8 hours 6 minutes
edited by Denise Duhamel and David Lehman
read by Kimberly Schraf
Seventy-five poems selected by Duhamel, a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and professor. Includes works by Sherman Alexie, Andrei Codrescu, Billy Collins, Louise Glück, Rebecca Hazelton, and Adrienne Rich, among others. 2013.

New Collected Poems
DB91055 12 hours 58 minutes
by Marianne Moore
read by Kimberly Schraf
Collection of more than one hundred poems first published between 1915 and 1970 by a winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Presented in the order in which they would have been encountered by her contemporary poets. 2017.

You, Too, Could Write a Poem: Selected Reviews and Essays, 2000–2015
DB88763 9 hours 42 minutes
by David Orr
read by David Hartley-Margolin
A collection of reviews and essays by a New York Times poetry columnist and critic. The pieces examine the work of contemporary masters, younger American poets, celebrities and public figures, and more. Discusses what makes a poem or poet great or not. 2017.

Scriptorium: Poems
DB88924 1 hour 18 minutes
by Melissa Range
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
The poems in this award-winning collection focus on the question of religious authority. The poems explore how religious ideas are both codified and challenged through writing and how language can be used or abused to claim religious authority. National Poetry Series. 2016.

Psychology and Self-Help

Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
DB89038 4 hours 15 minutes
by Brené Brown
read by Brené Brown
The author of Rising Strong (DB82324) examines ways to cultivate true belonging in the face of increased societal isolation. She believes society is facing a spiritual crisis of disconnection and gives advice for belonging to something outside oneself. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Because I Come from a Crazy Family: The Making of a Psychiatrist
DB92084 14 hours 18 minutes
by Edward M. Hallowell
read by Bill Wallace
The psychiatrist author of Driven to Distraction (DB43288) discusses growing up in a family plagued by mental illness. His alcoholic mother, bipolar father and brother, and his own attention-deficit disorder all helped propel him into the field of psychiatry. Some violence and some strong language. 2018.

Gmorning, Gnight! Little Pep Talks for Me and You
DB92671 0 hours 49 minutes
by Lin-Manuel Miranda
read by various narrators
The creator and star of the stage musical Hamilton has shared countless words of encouragement through his Twitter account for years. This collection of some of his favorite daily greetings and affirmations is meant to inspire and comfort readers. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Find Your Whistle: Simple Gifts Touch Hearts and Change Lives
DB88940 7 hours 16 minutes
by Christopher Ullman
read by Jon Pinnow
A champion whistler shares stories of his life and his competitive whistling and tells how he learned to use his skill to help people. He advises readers to find and share their talents, providing short profiles of individuals who found ways to use their gifts to make life better for others. 2017.

Religion

Jesus: A Very Short Introduction
DB86429 4 hours 38 minutes
by Richard Bauckham
read by Jake Williams
New Testament authority bases this account of the historical Jesus on the Gospels—an approach he acknowledges is controversial among scholars. Places Jesus in the political and religious context of first-century Palestine and discusses his teachings, relationship with God, death and resurrection, and central place in the Christian faith. 2011.

The Book of Enoch
DB91829 7 hours 14 minutes
translated by R.H. Charles
read by Gary Telles
Nineteenth-century English translation of ancient Jewish religious text not commonly included in biblical canon. Consists of five components. The first component relates a dream in which Enoch, great-grandfather of Noah, witnesses the fall of the Watchers—angels who fathered the Nephilim. Other apocalyptic visions are also conveyed. 1893.

Almost Everything: Notes on Hope
DB92757 3 hours 42 minutes
by Anne Lamott
read by Anne Lamott
Author of Bird by Bird (DB40554) and Hallelujah Anyway (DB87574) presents a guide to finding moments of hope and joy even when the world and relationships around you are depressing and exhausting. Chapter titles include “Puzzles,” “Humans 101,” “Unplugged,” and “Hands of Time.” Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Unshakable Hope: Building Our Lives on the Promises of God
DB92739 5 hours 2 minutes
by Max Lucado
read by Ben Holland
Author of Anxious for Nothing (DB89684) examines twelve promises made by God in the Bible to assist readers in equipping them to overcome difficulties in their lives. Topics include being stamped with God’s image, the power of prayer, and the promise of God’s return. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Four Roads to Heaven: France and the Santiago Pilgrimage
DB92044 11 hours 22 minutes
by Edwin Mullins
read by George Holmes
The author follows four French roads cited in a twelfth-century manuscript considered to be one of the world’s first travel guides for pilgrimage tours to Santiago de Campostela. Recounts the historical context of the sites listed as well as the author’s own experiences tracing the routes. 2017.

The Islamic Enlightenment: The Struggle between Faith and Reason, 1798 to Modern Times
DB89115 16 hours 8 minutes
by Christopher de Bellaigue
read by Mark Ashby
A journalist examines the political and social reformations that overtook the Islamic world in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The author discusses the intellectual centers of Cairo, Istanbul, and Tehran, the clash of religion with secular culture, nation-building, and counter reformation. 2017.

Science and Technology

Landscapes and Geomorphology: A Very Short Introduction
DB86432 5 hours 22 minutes
by Andrew Goudie and Heather Viles
read by Jake Williams
Geomorphologists explain the tools and techniques used to study the Earth’s surface and the processes that shape it. Topics include the impact of plate tectonics and climate change on landscapes, the influence of topography on culture, and the new technologies that are revealing the mysteries of the ocean floor. 2010.

Artificial Intelligence: Building Smarter Machines
DB89429 2 hours 57 minutes
by Stephanie Sammartino McPherson
read by Steven Carpenter
An overview of the history of artificial intelligence and the ways that this accelerating technology promises to make humanity’s lives easier and better. Experts debate the pros and cons of superintelligence and mankind’s potential future with it. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Social Sciences

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
DB89293 20 hours 37 minutes
by Ibram X. Kendi
read by Bob Moore
A historian traces the history of anti-black racist ideas throughout American history by focusing on five notable intellectuals: Cotton Mather, Thomas Jefferson, William Lloyd Garrison, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Angela Davis. Analyzes the insidious impact of racist ideas on government policies. Some strong language. 2016.

Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life
DB92494 8 hours 34 minutes
by Eric Klinenberg
read by Rob Shapiro
Sociologist suggests ways to shape communities using shared spaces to foster shared values and connections between individuals. Discusses how this social infrastructure strengthens neighborhoods, using global examples. Posits that strong social infrastructure aids in alleviating challenges of isolation, crime, education, addiction, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Cost of Living: A Working Autobiography
DB92782 2 hours 57 minutes
by Deborah Levy
read by Henrietta Meire
The author of Hot Milk (DB85892) uses autobiographical writing to examine the subtle erasure of women’s stories from everyday life. Critiques gendered societal roles and rituals and discusses the author’s own experiences attempting to live with value and meaning. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Transgender Children and Youth: Cultivating Pride and Joy with Families in Transition
DB89053 17 hours 50 minutes
by Elijah C. Nealy
read by Gary Tipton
A transgender social worker presents a guide for families to successfully navigate the challenges of raising a transgender child. Discusses foundations for understanding, interactions with the wider world, and ways to support trans youths. Includes medical and legal information related to transitioning genders. 2017.

Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America
DB89157 10 hours 34 minutes
by Mary Otto
read by Kerry Dukin
Studies America’s struggles with oral disease and the ways in which this tends to intersect with lower job prospects, poor academic achievement, impaired social mobility, and more. Includes tooth-related stories from across American history, as well as a discussion of the practice of dentistry itself. 2017.

Fundamentalism: A Very Short Introduction
DB86469 6 hours 26 minutes
by Malise Ruthven
read by Joe Wilson
Examines the causes and cultural impacts of the militant religious revivals that have occurred worldwide since the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran. Identifies common traits of fundamentalist movements, such as the literal interpretation of holy texts, control of female sexuality, and a rejection of pluralism and church-state separation. 2004.

Nursing Civil Rights: Gender and Race in the Army Nurse Corps
DB91984 8 hours 22 minutes
by Charissa J. Threat
read by Kurt Elftmann
Surveys racial and gender civil rights movements in the ranks of the United States Army Nurse Corps. Discusses the ways the parallel, yet separate, struggles reached a crossroads that delayed full integration. Discusses the politics of intimate care and the ways race and gender can constrain people. 2015.

Sports and Recreation

The Streak: Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken Jr., and Baseball’s Most Historic Record
DB89250 15 hours 46 minutes
by John Eisenberg
read by Richard Davidson
A sportswriter looks at one of the iconic streaks in baseball, that of the largest number of consecutive games played—a record once held by Lou Gehrig and subsequently surpassed by Cal Ripken. Looks at why this record matters, and other significant baseball streaks. Some strong language. 2017.

The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created
DB93005 22 hours 48 minutes
by Jane Leavy
read by various narrators
Biography of George Herman “Babe” Ruth (1895–1948), the New York Yankees slugger who was the model for modern celebrity. Details his life and career, including his partnership with manager Christy Walsh, and the media circus that followed his historic sixtieth home run in 1927. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Greatest Love Story Ever Told: An Oral History
DB92713 6 hours 41 minutes
by Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally
read by various narrators
Actors Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman share stories from their relationship. The pair met in 2000 when Mullally was acting in a play and Offerman was a carpenter working on the set. Despite differences, they overcame obstacles, married, and remain very much in love. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Stage and Screen

Warner Bros: The Making of an American Movie Studio
DB89274 6 hours 59 minutes
by David Thomson
read by Gary Tipton
A history of the film studio, founded in the early 1920s by four Jewish immigrant brothers. Covers the contributions and rivalries of the siblings, which culminated in Jack taking control of the studio. Also recounts stories of the studio’s notable movies and movie stars. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2017.

Sam Shepard: A Life
DB88631 15 hours 56 minutes
by John J. Winters
read by Brian Hemmingsen
A journalist examines the life and work of the award-winning playwright, actor, musician, poet, and novelist (1943–2017). Drawing from interviews and archives, covers not only his prolific and varied career, but also his difficult childhood and personal relationships. Some strong language. 2017.

Travel

Walking to Listen: 4,000 Miles across America, One Story at a Time
DB88885 12 hours 31 minutes
by Andrew Forsthoefel
read by Robert Sams
The chronicle of the author’s year-long walking trip across America. After graduating college, Forsthoefel set out walking from eastern Pennsylvania to California. Recounts conversations he had, people he met, and adventures he experienced. Explores the changing nature of human connection in the twenty-first century. Some strong language. 2017.

Mouse Ears for Everyone! A Guide to Walt Disney World for Guests with Special Needs
DB91749 6 hours 21 minutes
by Amy Schinner
read by Kerry Dukin
Guide to navigating Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, for guests with special needs of all kinds. Sections include pre-travel preparation, navigating the main Disney parks, and navigating auxiliary attractions such as the water parks, Disney Springs, and more. Chapter eight discusses Disney’s accommodation policies in detail. 2017.

U.S. History

It’s My Country Too: Women’s Military Stories from the American Revolution to Afghanistan
DB88929 16 hours 53 minutes
edited by Jerri Bell and Tracy Crow
read by Carol Jacobanis
A collection of accounts of women aiding in military efforts throughout American history, beginning with the Revolutionary War. Includes profiles of Harriet Tubman, Josette Dermody Wingo, Barbara Dulinsky, and Brooke King, among many others. Features excerpts from diaries, letters, oral histories, and memoirs. Some violence and some strong language. 2017.

Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge
DB88898 8 hours 27 minutes
by Erica Armstrong Dunbar
read by Kerry Dukin
Black studies and history professor discusses the way in which George Washington sought to exploit a loophole in a law that would have required him to set his slaves free. She recounts one slave’s escape and the ensuing manhunt led by Washington. 2017.

Abigail Adams: Letters
DB87091 47 hours 38 minutes
edited by Edith Gelles
read by Eva Wilhelm
A collection of 430 letters, written between 1763 and 1818, by Abigail Smith Adams (1744–1818), wife of the second president of the United States and the mother of the sixth. Offers engaged commentary on the Revolution and the emergent American nation as well as everyday life in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. 2016.

The War of 1812: Writings from America’s Second War of Independence
DB91508 34 hours 53 minutes
edited by Donald R. Hickey
read by Mark Ashby
Collection of more than one hundred writings that capture the ideologies of the time and provide firsthand accounts of the War of 1812 from various participants, both famous and lesser known. Includes accounts of the Battle of New Orleans and the Dartmoor prison massacre in Devon, England. Some violence. 2013.

The Lincoln Anthology: Great Writers on His Life and Legacy from 1860 to Now
DB91272 45 hours 57 minutes
edited by Harold Holzer
read by J.P. Linton
Over a hundred writers highlight the legacy of the great president. The collection starts with William Cullen Bryant’s “Introduction of Abraham Lincoln at Cooper Union” in 1860 and ends with Barack Obama’s remarks, as a junior senator, at the opening of Abraham Lincoln’s Presidential Library and Museum in 2005. 2009.

Cattle Kingdom: The Hidden History of the Cowboy West
DB89112 15 hours 22 minutes
by Christopher Knowlton
read by Robert Sams
A historical account of the few decades following the Civil War known as the open-range cattle era. Discusses how the West rose and fell, its ongoing legacy of cowboy culture, key figures of the period, the killing of millions of bison, cattle drives, and more. 2017.

Washington’s Immortals: The Untold Story of an Elite Regiment Who Changed the Course of the Revolution
DB89226 16 hours 12 minutes
by Patrick K. O’Donnell
read by John Jessup
An account of how a single regiment, known as the “Immortal 400,” changed the course of the American Revolutionary War, allowing Washington to evacuate his men from a disastrous situation in the early days of the conflict. Also discusses several other battles in which the regiment fought. 2016.

The Library Book
DB92869 12 hours 11 minutes
by Susan Orlean
read by Susan Orlean
The author re-opens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in US history. On April 29, 1986, fire broke out at the Los Angeles Public Library and destroyed or damaged more than a million books. Examines the evolution of public libraries while celebrating their value in society. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Unshackling America: How the War of 1812 Truly Ended the American Revolution
DB89294 21 hours 36 minutes
by Willard Sterne Randall
read by Patrick Downer
The author argues that the American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 should not be considered two separate wars. Particularly discusses the ongoing struggles between America and Great Britain over trade and economic independence. 2017.

Journeys: An American Story
DB92047 10 hours 16 minutes
by Andrew Tisch and Mary Skafidas
read by Emily Ellet
A collection of essays featuring the immigration stories of individuals and families from a variety of backgrounds. Includes many prominent American figures, such as a cabinet secretary who crossed the ocean as a child in a cargo ship and a boy who fled a violent home and became a celebrated football player. 2018.

Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man
DB92791 18 hours 42 minutes
by Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic
read by John Bedford Lloyd
An account of a 1945 naval disaster in which the USS Indianapolis was struck by Japanese torpedoes in the Philippine Sea. Describes the fiery destruction that killed hundreds and the ensuing fifty-year battle for justice on behalf of Captain Charles McVay III, who was court-martialed for the sinking. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

World History

The Rage to Live: The International D.P. Children’s Center; Kloster Indersdorf, 1945–46
DB91750 6 hours 24 minutes
by Anna Andlauer
read by Abigail Maupin
A look at the work of an international team of United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration social workers that helped rehabilitate young Holocaust survivors in post-war Germany. 2012.

A History of Barbados: From Amerindian Settlement to Caribbean Single Market
DB92018 14 hours 24 minutes
by Hilary McD. Beckles
read by Gregory Maupin
An overview of the history of the island nation of Barbados. Examines colonization, the influences of the Amerindians, the sugar industry, the African slave trade, emancipation, the civil rights movement, the gaining of independence, nationalism, and more. 2006.

Rise to Greatness, Volume 2: Dominion (1867–1949); The History of Canada
DB91619 19 hours 13 minutes
by Conrad Black
read by Michael Scherer
The second of three volumes covering the history of Canada. This volume covers the years 1867 through 1949, beginning with Confederation. Sequel to Rise to Greatness, Volume 1: Colony (DB90986). 2014.

Rise to Greatness, Volume 3: Realm (1949–2017); The History of Canada
DB91825 14 hours 56 minutes
by Conrad Black
read by Michael Scherer
The third of three volumes on the history of Canada. This volume covers the years from 1949 through the early twenty-first century. Sequel to Rise to Greatness, Volume 2 (DB91619). 2017.

A History of Cambodia
DB91996 11 hours 30 minutes
by David Chandler
read by Peter Holdway
A concise history of Cambodia. This revised edition includes material looking at Cambodia’s early history and a discussion of challenges facing twenty-first-century Cambodia. 2008.

Walls: A History of Civilization in Blood and Brick
DB92383 9 hours 56 minutes
by David Frye
read by Robert Sams
A historian discusses the role of man-made edifices and barriers throughout history. Explores the importance of walls in ancient civilizations, a thousand-mile-long wall in Asia, sieges of fortified cities, political conflicts centered upon walls, gated communities, and more. 2018.

Lebanon: A History, 600–2011
DB91734 19 hours 26 minutes
by William Harris
read by Catherine Byers
A narrative history of the sectarian communities of Mount Lebanon and its vicinity. Recounts the origins and consolidation of Lebanon’s Christian, Muslim, and Islamic-derived sects. Also discusses the emergence of modern Lebanon in the 1860s, the collapse of the Ottoman empire in 1920, and more. 2012.

Dunkirk: The History behind the Major Motion Picture
DB89222 14 hours 9 minutes
by Joshua Levine
read by J.P. Linton
An account of the 1940 rescue of over 300,000 Allied troops trapped at the French port of Dunkirk. Includes interviews with veterans and survivors, and is told from the viewpoints of land, sea, and air. Some violence. Bestseller. 2017.

Lenin on the Train
DB88912 9 hours 33 minutes
by Catherine Merridale
read by Ken Kliban
An account of Vladimir Lenin’s journey from exile in Zurich, across a chaotic Germany, and back to Russia. Discusses the German hopes of sowing confusion in Russia with Lenin’s return, the journey itself, and Lenin’s ecstatic reception by the revolutionary crowds in Petrograd. 2017.

A Short History of Mozambique
DB92078 9 hours 35 minutes
by Malyn Newitt
read by Jake Williams
An account of the evolution of the country of Mozambique, beginning with its early modern origins in the Indian Ocean trading system and Portuguese maritime empire. Discusses, among other things, the fifteen years of civil war that followed independence and subsequent efforts for peace. 2017.

Branded by the Pink Triangle
DB89104 2 hours 52 minutes
by Ken Setterington
read by Jon Pinnow
Mix of historical research and first-person accounts highlights the decline of tolerance toward homosexuals in Berlin, Germany, and their brutal persecution after the Nazis rose to power. Discusses the pink triangle sewn into their prison uniforms for identification. Some violence. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2013.
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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

The Final Spark: Michael Vey, Book 7
DB89238 9 hours 10 minutes
by Richard Paul Evans
read by Erik Sandvold
After the explosive destruction of the prison island of Hades, the remaining Electroclan must avoid being captured by Hatch and the Elgen. Meanwhile, Michael’s mother is being used as bait. Some violence. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2017.

The Shadow City: Five Elements
DB89116 7 hours 18 minutes
by Dan Jolley
read by Joe Peck
Gabe and his friends use the powers of the five elements to prevent the Dawn, an apocalyptic cult, from tearing down the barrier protecting the world from the magical realms of Arcadia. Sequel to The Emerald Tablet (DB87198). For grades 5-8. 2017.

Animals and Wildlife

Elephant Secret
DB92471 7 hours 58 minutes
by Eric Walters
read by Catherine Byers
Thirteen-year-old Sam and her father scrape by while caring for rescued elephants. When a special baby elephant is delivered at the sanctuary, Sam realizes that a mysterious benefactor has crazy plans for the herd. For grades 4-7. 2018.

Family

Ivy and Bean: One Big Happy Family, Book 11
DB92647 1 hour 4 minutes
by Annie Barrows
read by Jonathan Taylor
When classmate Vanessa insists all only children are spoiled, Ivy wonders whether she can become unspoiled. Ivy decides that all she needs to accomplish her goal is a little sister. For grades 2-4. 2018.

Everlasting Nora
DB92417 8 hours 31 minutes
by Marie Miranda Cruz
read by Amielynn Abellera
After a family tragedy, young Nora loses her father, home, and school, moving with her mother to Manila’s North Cemetery—home to a large shantytown. When her mother disappears, Nora embarks on a dangerous journey to find her. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2018.

Louisiana’s Way Home
DB92573 3 hours 37 minutes
by Kate DiCamillo
read by Cassandra Morris
Louisiana Elefante’s granny wakes her up in the middle of the night and tells her they must leave home immediately—and they will never return. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2018.

Fantasy

Real Mermaids Series, Books 1–4
DB92037 21 hours 22 minutes
by Hélène Boudreau
read by Emily Ellet
Books one to four, written between 2010 and 2014, featuring Jade, a fourteen-year-old struggling with the secret that she is part mermaid. Includes Real Mermaids Don’t Wear Toe Rings, Real Mermaids Don’t Hold Their Breath, Real Mermaids Don’t Need High Heels, and one more. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2014.

Dark Lord, Books 2–4
DB91828 18 hours 7 minutes
by Jamie Thomson
read by Jeff Allin
Books two through four, written between 2011 and 2017, featuring the evil Dark Lord and his adventures while trapped in the body of a boy. Includes A Fiend in Need, Eternal Detention, and The Headmaster of Doom. Sequel to Dark Lord, the Early Years (DB75720). For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2017.

Folk and Fairy Tales

A Year Full of Stories: Fifty-Two Folktales and Legends from around the World
DB88937 3 hours 31 minutes
by Angela McAllister
read by Peter Holdway
A treasury of fifty-two myths, fairy tales, and legends from around the world, with a story for every week of the year. Many of the tales tie into internationally celebrated dates, including Valentine’s Day and the International Day of Friendship, as well as seasonal events and festivals. For grades 2-4. 2016.

Friendship

14 Hollow Road
DB89111 6 hours 33 minutes
by Jenn Bishop
read by Deborah Desmone
Excited about the school dance and her crush on Avery, Maddie’s world suddenly turns upside down after a tornado destroys her home. On top of that, her dog Hank goes missing, and her family moves into a neighbor’s home along with Avery’s family. For grades 4-7. 2017.

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus
DB89430 5 hours 26 minutes
by Dusti Bowling
read by Nanette Savard
Born without arms, spunky thirteen-year-old Aven worries about making friends at her new school after her family moves to Arizona to manage the run-down Stagecoach Pass theme park. Aven bonds with classmate Connor, and the two soon find themselves immersed in a mystery at the park. For grades 5-8. 2017.

The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle
DB92524 6 hours 38 minutes
by Leslie Connor
read by Andrew Eiden
As he grieves his best friend Benny’s death, Mason and his friend Calvin, who are targeted by the neighborhood bullies, create an underground haven for themselves. But when Calvin goes missing, Mason finds himself in trouble. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2018.

The Bone Sparrow
DB89449 5 hours 53 minutes
by Zana Fraillon
read by Jon Pinnow
Subhi’s contained world as a refugee in an Australian permanent detention center rapidly expands when a girl named Jimmie arrives on the other side of the fence and asks him to read her late mother’s stories to her. Some violence. For grades 5-8. 2016.

The Season of Styx Malone
DB92720 5 hours 42 minutes
by Kekla Magoon
read by Sullivan Jones
Sutton, Indiana. Caleb Franklin and his younger brother, Bobby Gene, spend an extraordinary summer with their new neighbor, Styx Malone, a worldly sixteen-year-old foster boy from the city. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2018.

This Is Just a Test
DB89386 5 hours 48 minutes
by Madelyn Rosenberg and Wendy Wan-Long Shang
read by Robert Sams
Thirteen-year-old David Da-Wei Horowitz worries about his upcoming bar mitzvah, his bickering Jewish and Chinese grandmothers, the upcoming trivia contest, and nuclear war. To make matters worse, his two friends Hector and Scott don’t like each other, and he is beginning to notice girls. For grades 4-7. 2017.

Cupcake Diaries, Books 17–20
DB88917 11 hours 44 minutes
by Coco Simon
read by Margaret Strom
Books seventeen through twenty, written between 2013 and 2014, featuring a group of middle school friends bonding over sweet treats. Includes Katie Sprinkles and Surprises, Mia Fashion Plates and Cupcakes, Emma: Lights! Camera! Cupcakes!, and Alexis the Icing on the Cupcake. For grades 4-7. 2014.

Cupcake Diaries, Books 21–25
DB88932 12 hours 44 minutes
by Coco Simon
read by Faith Potts
Books twenty-one through twenty-five, written between 2014 and 2015, featuring middle school girlfriends who love baking. Includes Katie Starting from Scratch, Mia’s Recipe for Disaster, Emma’s Not-So-Sweet Dilemma, Alexis’s Cupcake Cupid, and Katie Sprinkled Secrets. For grades 4-7. 2015.

Emma Catwalks and Cupcakes!
DB91827 2 hours 41 minutes
by Coco Simon
read by Jean Cochran
When Emma goes for a modeling gig, Katie tags along for support. But when the agency chooses to go with Katie instead, Emma is jealous. Sequel to Cupcake Diaries, Books 26-30 (DB89290). For grades 4-7. 2018.

General

Miss Fannie’s Hat
DB88938 0 hours 14 minutes
by Jan Karon
read by Nanette Savard
When ninety-nine-year-old Miss Fannie gives up her favorite hat to raise money for her church, she receives an unexpected reward. For preschool-grade 2. 1998.

Growing Up

I Love You, Michael Collins
DB88921 4 hours 37 minutes
by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
read by Faith Potts
In 1969, as her own family is falling apart, ten-year-old Mamie finds comfort in conducting a one-sided correspondence with an astronaut heading to the moon on Apollo 11. For grades 3-6. 2017.

The Name Jar
DB88882 0 hours 18 minutes
by Yangsook Choi
read by Nanette Savard
After young Unhei moves from Korea to the United States, she thinks she should choose a new name. A few school friends help her decide what to do. For grades K-3. 2001.

Bubbles
DB89105 5 hours 0 minutes
by Abby Cooper
read by Mare Trevathan
While trying to cheer up her depressed mother, twelve-year-old Sophie gets roped into doing a triathlon as part of a school project on risk-taking. She discovers she can see people’s thoughts in bubbles above their heads. For grades 4-7. 2017.

Forget Me Not
DB88908 3 hours 6 minutes
by Ellie Terry
read by MacKenzie Beyer
When her mother breaks up with another boyfriend and moves them again, Calli hopes her new neighbor and classmate Jinsong will be her friend. Calli tries to hide her Tourette’s Syndrome, but realizes she wants people to accept her differences. For grades 4-7. 2017.

Historical Fiction

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, The Other Way Round, and A Small Person Far Away
DB91753 21 hours 17 minutes
by Judith Kerr
read by Kerry Dukin
Omnibus of three novels, written from 1971 to 1978, follows young Jewish Anna and her family as they flee Nazi Germany and establish a new life in England. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 1978.

Holidays

Squanto’s Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving
DB89474 0 hours 17 minutes
by Joseph Bruchac
read by Jonathan Taylor
Squanto recounts being captured by the British in 1614, sold as a slave in Spain, and returned to the New World to become a guide to colonists. For grades K-3. 2000.

Humor

This Is War: Cats vs. Robots
DB92522 5 hours 22 minutes
by Margaret Stohl and Lewis Peterson
read by Johnny Heller
The longstanding galaxy-spanning war between the Great Feline Empire and the Robot Federation escalates when each side learns of a life-extending invention. Determined to possess the chip, cats and robots infiltrate a human family and raise the stakes. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2018.

Mystery and Detective

Ruby Redfort Feel the Fear
DB89054 10 hours 39 minutes
by Lauren Child
read by Theresa Conkin
Having escaped certain death many times before, Ruby Redfort begins to believe she is invincible, but an invisible thief in Twinford City may be her biggest challenge yet. Sequel to Ruby Redfort Catch Your Death (DB88497). For grades 5-8. 2015.

What Happened at Midnight
DB88886 3 hours 47 minutes
by Franklin W. Dixon
read by Kurt Elftmann
The detective father of Frank and Joe Hardy asks them to break into the home of a Bayport neighbor to retrieve a secret invention that is about to be stolen. The boys didn’t expect that they would end up dealing with a gang of jewel thieves. For grades 4-7. 1931.

Scary Stories

Scream Site
DB92367 5 hours 13 minutes
by Justina Ireland
read by Abigail Maupin
While brainstorming for the perfect piece to submit to the Daily Sun internship program, fourteen-year-old investigative reporter Sabrina researches Scream Site, a website of amateur horror videos. Sabrina hopes to disprove the rumor that girls in the videos are disappearing, but she now suspects something much worse. For grades 6-9. 2018.

Science Fiction

Lando’s Luck: Star Wars; Flight of the Falcon
DB92567 3 hours 53 minutes
by Justina Ireland
read by Soneela Nankani
Lando Calrissian and the droid L3-37 embark on a galactic adventure aboard the Millennium Falcon. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2018.

Short Stories

Nine from the Nine Worlds: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard
DB92615 3 hours 7 minutes
by Rick Riordan
read by various narrators
Nine short stories, each set in a different one of the Nine Worlds from Norse mythology. Companion to the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9. 2018.

Children’s Nonfiction

Adventure

Bound by Ice: A True North Pole Survival Story
DB89224 3 hours 57 minutes
by Sandra Neil Wallace and Rich Wallace
read by John Haag
An account of Lieutenant Commander George W. De Long’s 1879 expedition to reach the North Pole with thirty-two men aboard the USS Jeannette. Believing the North Pole to be home to warm tropical waters, the crew’s adventure becomes a tale of survival after encountering harsh polar conditions. For grades 5-8. 2017.

Animals and Wildlife

Rise of the Lioness: Restoring a Habitat and Its Pride on the Liuwa Plains
DB88923 1 hour 22 minutes
by Bradley Hague
read by Bob Moore
Introduces life science by looking at the workings of an ecosystem in the Liuwa Plains in Zambia. Discusses the methods of scientists and environmentalists and the interconnection between the plant, animal, and human systems. For grades 4-7. 2016.

The Great Monkey Rescue: Saving the Golden Lion Tamarins
DB88919 0 hours 59 minutes
by Sandra Markle
read by Gary Telles
The author explores the plight of the wild golden lion tamarins of Brazil. Discusses the impact of deforestation and the conservation efforts of scientists to save the red-furred species. For grades 3-6. 2016.

The Hidden Life of a Toad
DB88920 0 hours 23 minutes
by Doug Wechsler
read by Peter Holdway
An overview of the life cycle of the American toad, from egg to tadpole to adult. For grades K-3. 2017.

History

Mystery and Mayhem, Books 1–4
DB88933 9 hours 27 minutes
by Tom McCarthy
read by David DeBoy
Four true adventure books written in 2015 and 2016. Includes Daring Heists: Real Tales of Sensational Robberies and Robbers, Pirates and Shipwrecks: Real Tales of Terror on the High Seas, Survival: Real Tales of Endurance in the Face of Disaster, and Weird Disappearances: Real Tales of Missing People. For grades 4-7. 2017.

Come On In, America: The United States in World War I
DB89450 5 hours 6 minutes
by Linda Barrett Osborne
read by Jill Ferris
After years of neutrality, the United States declared war on Germany and entered World War I on April 6, 1917. Discusses the underlying reasons for American involvement. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2017.

When Jackie Saved Grand Central: The True Story of Jacqueline Kennedy’s Fight for an American Icon
DB89258 0 hours 21 minutes
by Natasha Wing
read by Gabriella Cavallero
A recounting of the little-known true story of how former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy led the fight to preserve New York City’s Grand Central Terminal from alteration and destruction in the 1970s. For grades K-3. 2017.

Sports and Recreation

Women in Sports: Fifty Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win
DB89170 4 hours 32 minutes
by Rachel Ignotofsky
read by Jean Cochran
Profiles fifty notable women and their achievements in sports, from the 1800s to the present. Features Olympians, record breakers, and trailblazers like boxer Nicola Adams and the queen of roller derby, Ann Calvello. For grades 5-8. 2017.
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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.

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El Espíritu de la Ciencia-Ficción (The Spirit of Science Fiction)
DB85970 6 horas 38 minutos
por Roberto Bolaño
leído por Aurelio Dominguez
Ciudad de México, década de los 1970s. Unos autores jóvenes luchan por ganarse la vida como escritores. A pesar de las dificultades financieras, Remo Morán no renunciará a sus sueños literarios; Jan Schrella envía cartas emocionadas a sus escritores de ciencia-ficción favoritos. Novela póstuma del autor chileno. (Mexico City, 1970s. Some young authors struggle to earn their living as writers. Despite financial hardship, Remo Morán refuses to give up his literary dreams; Jan Schrella sends excited letters to his favorite science fiction writers. Posthumous novel by the Chilean author.) 1984.

El Libro de la Alegría: Alcanza la Felicidad Duradera en un Mundo en Cambio Constante (The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World)
DB85964 14 horas 8 minutos
por Dalai Lama y Desmond Tutu
leído por Martin Untrojb
Con motivo del cumpleaños octogésimo del Dalai Lama en 2015, los dos Premio Nobel ganadores reflexionaron sobre la naturaleza de la felicidad humana. Con Douglas Abrams. (On the occasion of the Dalai Lama’s eightieth birthday in 2015, the two Nobel Peace Prize winners reflected on the nature of human happiness. With Douglas Abrams.) 2016.

Neruda: El Llamado del Poeta (Neruda: The Poet’s Calling)
DB90838 24 horas 51 minutos
por Mark Eisner
leído por Aurelio Dominguez
La vida del poeta chileno ganador del Premio Nobel Pablo Neruda (1904–1973). Sigue la trayectoria de Neruda de sus primeras escrituras en su adolescencia, su carrera como cónsul y político, sus amistades consecuentes en la España republicana, el giro dramático de sus fortunas políticas, y las circunstancias controvertidas que rodearon su muerte. Traducido del inglés. (Life of Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda (1904–1973). Follows Neruda’s trajectory from his earliest writings, his career as a consul and politician, his consequential friendships in Republican Spain, the dramatic turn of his political fortunes, and the controversial circumstances surrounding his death. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2018.

La Catedral del Mar (The Cathedral of the Sea)
DB83999 23 horas 31 minutos
por Ildefonso Falcones
leído por varios narradores
Esta novela histórica sigue la vida de un hijo de un campesino en la España medieval. Huérfano a los catorce años, Arnau corta piedra para la construcción de una catedral de Barcelona, Santa María de la Mar. Su amor por una mujer judía lo entrega finalmente al Inquisidor —su hermano adoptivo. Violencia. (Follows the life of a peasant farmer’s son in medieval Spain. Orphaned at fourteen, Arnau cuts stone for the construction of a Barcelona cathedral, Santa Maria de la Mar. His love for a Jewish woman eventually delivers him to the Inquisitor—his adopted brother. Violence.) 2006.

La Biblioteca de los Libros Rechazados (The Library of Rejected Books)
DB91988 6 horas 50 minutos
por David Foenkinos
leído por María Pino
Crozon, Francia. Mientras están de vacaciones, una pareja literaria —Delphine Despero y su esposo, Frédéric— descubren una biblioteca de libros rechazados por los editoriales. Su atención se centra en lo que consideran una obra maestra de un autor desconocido y fallecido llamado Henri Pick. Traducido del francés. (Crozon, France. While on vacation, a literary couple—Delphine Despero and her husband, Frédéric—discover a library of books rejected by publishers. Their attention is drawn to what they consider to be a masterpiece by an unknown, deceased author named Henri Pick. Translated from the French.) 2017.

Un Extraño en Casa (A Stranger in the House)
DB92359 9 horas 11 minutos
por Shari Lapena
leído por Gabriela Garcia
Tom y Karen Krupp parecen ser la pareja ideal. Pero todo cambia cuando Karen abandona abruptamente la casa después de recibir una llamada telefónica y choca su automóvil cerca de donde un hombre ha sido asesinado. Traducido del inglés. Violencia y lenguaje injurioso. (Tom and Karen Krupp seem like the ideal couple. But everything changes when Karen abruptly leaves the house after receiving a phone call and crashes her car close to where a man has been murdered. Violence and strong language.) 2018.

Festín de Cuervos: Canción de Hielo y Fuego IV (A Feast for Crows: A Song of Ice and Fire IV)
DB85955 42 horas 46 minutos
por George R.R. Martin
leído por Aurelio Dominguez
La Guerra de los Cinco Reyes ha terminado, pero el rey Joffrey y Robb Stark están muertos. La reina regente Cersei Lannister sueña con gobernar los Siete Reinos —como muchos otros. Continuación de Tormenta de Espadas (DB83953). Traducido del inglés. Lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones de violencia y de índole sexual. (The War of the Five Kings is over, but King Joffrey and Robb Stark are dead. Queen Regent Cersei Lannister dreams of ruling the Seven Kingdoms—as do many others. Sequel to Tormenta de Espadas (DB83953). Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2012.

Maravilloso Desastre (Beautiful Disaster)
DB92360 13 horas 29 minutos
por Jamie McGuire
leído por Irma Bello
Abby Abernathy llega a la universidad decidiendo enterrar su oscuro pasado, pero se enamora precisamente para el tipo de hombre que debería evitar —el musculoso y tatuado Travis Maddox. Traducido del inglés. Lenguaje injurioso y descripciones de índole sexual. (Abby Abernathy arrives at college determined to bury her dark past, but falls for precisely the kind of man that she should avoid—the muscular and tattooed Travis Maddox. Strong language and descriptions of sex.) 2013.

Pasiones: Amores y Desamores que han Cambiado la Historia (Passions: Loves and Heartbreaks that have Changed History)
DB91837 7 horas 29 minutos
por Rosa Montero
leído por Rocio Ramirez
La periodista y novelista española presenta dieciocho intensas relaciones románticas a lo largo de la historia —incluyendo a Cleopatra y Marc Antony; John Lennon y Yoko Ono; Oscar Wilde y Lord Alfred Douglas; Arthur Rimbaud y Paul Verlaine. (Spanish journalist and novelist profiles eighteen intense romantic relationships throughout history—including Cleopatra and Marc Antony; John Lennon and Yoko Ono; Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas; Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine.) 1999.

Los Perros Duros No Bailan (Tough Dogs Don’t Dance)
DB92051 4 horas 54 minutos
por Arturo Pérez-Reverte
leído por Martin Untrojb
Una novela detectivesca canina en la que un ex perro de pelea llamado Negro investiga la inexplicable desaparición de sus dos amigos Teo y Boris el Guapo. Lenguaje injurioso. (A canine detective novel in which a former fighting dog named Negro investigates the unexplained disappearance of his two friends Teo and Boris el Guapo. Strong language. 2018.)

Los Cuentos de Beedle el Bardo: Traducidos de las Runas por Hermione Granger, con Notas Adicionales del Profesor Albus Dumbledore (The Tales of Beedle the Bard: Translated from the Ancient Runes by Hermione Granger, Commentary by Albus Dumbledore)
DB85965 2 horas 15 minutos
por J.K. Rowling
leído por Martin Untrojb
Los héroes y heroínas que triunfan en estos cinco cuentos demuestran la gran bondad, el sentido común, y el ingenio más que la magia poderosa. En “La fuente de la buena fortuna” tres brujas lamentables y un triste caballero luchan para alcanzar una fuente antes del anochecer. Traducido del inglés. Para grados 4-7 y lectores mayores. (The heroes and heroines who triumph in these five stories demonstrate great kindness, common sense, and ingenuity, rather than powerful magic. In “La Fuente de la Buena Fortuna” three woeful witches and a sad knight struggle to reach a fountain before nightfall.) 2008.

El Cerebro Afirmativo del Niño (The Yes Brain)
DB92477 7 horas 44 minutos
por Daniel J. Siegel y T. Payne Bryson
leído por Martin Untrojb
Un profesor clínico de psiquiatría y una pediatra/psicoterapeuta presentan habilidades y actividades para llevar a los niños de todas las edades a lo que ellos consideran un estado mental beneficioso y afirmativo. Los autores proporcionan ejemplos para ayudar a los padres a alejar a sus hijos de las emociones negativas y ampliar la capacidad de positividad en los niños. (A clinical professor of psychiatry and a pediatrician/psychotherapist present skills and activities to bring children of all ages into what they consider a beneficial, affirmative mental state. They provide examples to help parents navigate away from negative emotions to help expand their children’s capacity for positivity.) 2018.

Usos Rudimentarios de la Selva (Rudimentary Uses of the Jungle)
DB92358 5 horas 19 minutos
por Jordi Soler
leído por Martin Untrojb
Veracruz, México. En una plantación de café ubicada en el corazón de la jungla, una familia española exiliada intenta subsistir y sobrevivir en un territorio salvaje y mágico. Violencia y descripciones de índole sexual. (Veracuz, Mexico. In a coffee plantation located in the heart of a jungle, a Spanish exile family tries to subsist and survive in a wild and magical territory. Violence and descriptions of sex.) 2018.

Feliz Cumpleaños (Happy Birthday)
DB85974 11 horas 3 minutos
por Danielle Steel
leído por Monica Steuer
Tres personas comienzan miserables en sus cumpleaños emblemáticos pero terminan felices. Valerie Wyatt, una gurú del estilo envejecida, cumple sesenta años; la hija soltera de Valerie —April— tiene treinta años y está embarazada; y Jack Adams, un mariscal de campo del fútbol americano convertido en comentarista deportivo, se enfrenta a su quincuagésimo cumpleaños solo. Traducido del inglés. (Three people start out miserable on their landmark birthdays but end up happy. Aging style guru Valerie Wyatt turns sixty; Valerie’s single daughter—April—is thirty and pregnant; and quarterback-turned-sportscaster Jack Adams faces fifty alone.) 2015.
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