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Volume 88, Number 2

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Books for Adults

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Adult Fiction

Adventure

13 Little Blue Envelopes
DB103639 6 hours 54 minutes
by Maureen Johnson
read by Emily Durante
A recently deceased favorite aunt’s parting gift of mysterious envelopes sends timid seventeen-year-old Ginny on a scavenger hunt across Europe. Along the way Ginny meets new people, finds love, and has adventures that transform her life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high readers. 2005.
DB103639 13 Little Blue Envelopes

Ashes, Books 31-32
DB101910 18 hours 6 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Guy Williams
Books thirty-one and thirty-two in the series, both published in 2001. In Warriors from the Ashes, powerful forces crash in against Ben and the rebels from all sides, forcing them to retaliate. Also includes Destiny in the Ashes. Sequel to Ashes, Books 28-30 (DB101622). Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2001.
DB101910 Ashes, Books 31-32

Classics

The Story of the Volsungs: The Volsunga Saga
DB103473 4 hours 37 minutes
by Anonymous
read by Antony Ferguson
Originally written in Icelandic in the thirteenth century, this legendary saga is based on Norse mythology. Describes the feats of generations of mythic Viking families. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.
DB103473 The Story of the Volsungs: The Volsunga Saga

Family

10 Truths and a Dare
DB103985 7 hours 30 minutes
by Ashley Elston
read by Mary March
It’s Senior Party Week, the time after classes but before graduation, and Olivia couldn’t be more ready. But when the tiny hiccup of an unsigned off-campus PE form puts Olivia in danger of not graduating, she has one week to fix it without tipping off her family. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB103985 10 Truths and a Dare

Fantasy

Blood Heir
DB102085 10 hours 41 minutes
by Ilona Andrews
read by Kristin Allison
Eight years ago, Julie Lennart left Atlanta to find out who she was. Now she’s back with a new face, a new magic, and a new name, Aurelia Ryder. She needs to protect the family she left behind, as an ancient power is stalking her adopted mother, Kate Daniels. Some violence. 2020.
DB102085 Blood Heir

Realm Breaker
DB104163 16 hours 36 minutes
by Victoria Aveyard
read by Natalie Naudus
As a strange darkness grows in Allward, Corayne and a band of misfits face a vicious opponent with an army unlike anything the realm has ever witnessed. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB104163 Realm Breaker

Forgotten
DB102229 10 hours 13 minutes
by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
read by Caitlin Davies
As Other Neferet operates in secret to gain more power, Zoey distracts herself by organizing the first human-vampyre swim meet in Tulsa. Sequel to Lost (DB99013). Strong language, descriptions of sex, and some violence. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.
DB102229 Forgotten

Found
DB102230 11 hours 49 minutes
by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
read by Caitlin Davies
Other Neferet and her companion, Lynette, arrive in Woodward Park to set this world’s Neferet free from her grotto prison, and discover there may be those who sympathize with their cause. Sequel to Forgotten (DB102229). Strong language, descriptions of sex, and some violence. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2020.
DB102230 Found

My Calamity Jane
DB104845 13 hours 31 minutes
by Cynthia Hand and others
read by Sophie Amoss
1876. When a garou--aka werewolf--hunt ends with Calamity Jane getting bitten, she heads for Deadwood, where there’s talk of a cure. But rumors can be deceiving. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2020.
DB104845 My Calamity Jane

Million Dollar Demon
DB103928 17 hours 14 minutes
by Kim Harrison
read by Marguerite Gavin
The new master vampire of Cincinnati wants Rachel Morgan eliminated in hopes of consolidating her own power. She threatens Rachel’s allies, causes chaos, and forces Rachel out of her home. If Rachel hopes to survive, she’ll need to claim the role of Cincinnati’s master demon. Sequel to American Demon (DB99910). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB103928 Million Dollar Demon

Betwixt: Betwixt & Between Series, Book 1
DB103476 6 hours 48 minutes
by Darynda Jones
read by Traci Odom
When Defiance Dayne inherits a house from a stranger, her curiosity prompts her to visit the property. Once there, she receives a line of visitors seeking lost objects. She learns they think she is a witch, and after a series of mishaps she begins to wonder if they’re right. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103476 Betwixt: Betwixt & Between Series, Book 1

Bewitched: Betwixt & Between Series, Book 2
DB103599 7 hours 42 minutes
by Darynda Jones
read by Traci Odom
If it wasn’t enough for Defiance Dayne to discover she is one of a long line of powerful witches, she then learns she is one of three powerful charmlings in the entire world. Now she is being hunted by those who would steal her power. Sequel to Betwixt (DB103476). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103599 Bewitched: Betwixt & Between Series, Book 2

A Fortress of Grey Ice: Book Two of Sword of Shadows
DB100280 26 hours 35 minutes
by J.V. Jones
read by Gregory Maupin
Raif must journey through the nightmare realm of the Want to the Fortress of Grey Ice, to heal the breach in the Blindwall that threatens the world. Should he fail, not even Ash’s powers can save them. Sequel to A Cavern of Black Ice (DB99981). Some violence and some strong language. 2003.
DB100280 A Fortress of Grey Ice: Book Two of Sword of Shadows

Flash Fire
DB105274 13 hours 15 minutes
by TJ Klune
read by Michael Lesley
Nick landed himself the superhero boyfriend of his dreams, but with new heroes arriving in Nova City, it’s up to Nick and his friends to determine who is virtuous and who is villainous. Sequel to The Extraordinaries (DB101834). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB105274 Flash Fire

Under the Whispering Door
DB105073 14 hours 57 minutes
by TJ Klune
read by Kirt Graves
When a reaper comes to collect Wallace from his own funeral, he suspects he might be dead. He’s not ready to abandon the life he barely lived, so when Hugo the ferryman gives Wallace one week to cross over, he sets about living a lifetime in seven days. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105073 Under the Whispering Door

Empire of the Vampire
DB105094 27 hours 13 minutes
by Jay Kristoff
read by Damian Lynch
For nearly three decades of endless nights, vampires have waged war against humanity. Even the holy brotherhood couldn’t stem the tide once daylight failed us, and now only Gabriel, the last silversaint, remains--imprisoned by the very monsters he vowed to destroy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105094 Empire of the Vampire

Blade Bound
DB105062 10 hours 35 minutes
by Chloe Neill
read by Sophie Eastlake
In the final installment of the Chicagoland Vampires series, Merit faces her gravest challenge yet. As the Windy City, and the Cadogan House, are infiltrated by dark magic, Merit and Ethan go to war against supernatural powers in one last chance to save everything. Sequel to Midnight Marked (DB104403). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2017.
DB105062 Blade Bound

The Last Graduate
DB105283 13 hours 30 minutes
by Naomi Novik
read by Anisha Dadia
The final year at Scholomance begins with the looming specter of matriculation--a deadly and savage ritual that leaves few students alive after. Worried about her group’s chances of survival, El soon realizes that sometimes winning the game means throwing out all the rules. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105283 The Last Graduate

Return of the Darkening, Books 1-3
DB103199 25 hours 32 minutes
by Ava Richardson
read by Jill Fox
Books one through three of the series, published in 2015 and 2016. In Dragon Trials, high-born Agathea hopes to bring her family honor by becoming a Dragon Rider. Also includes Dragon Legends and Dragon Bonds. 2016.
DB103199 Return of the Darkening, Books 1-3

Any Way the Wind Blows
DB104315 15 hours 6 minutes
by Rainbow Rowell
read by Euan Morton
Simon must decide whether he still wants to be part of the World of Mages, Baz bounces between two family crises, Penelope smuggles an American Normal into London, and Agatha has had enough. Sequel to Wayward Son (DB97147). Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB104315 Any Way the Wind Blows

The Empress of Salt and Fortune
DB102223 2 hours 27 minutes
by Nghi Vo
read by Cindy Kay
Chih, a cleric in an empire reminiscent of imperial China, meets Rabbit, a woman who was sold to the palace by her parents. Rabbit shares the tale of how she met a young royal who was sent south for a political marriage to the emperor and became friends with the lonely bride. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB102223 The Empress of Salt and Fortune

General

Shardik
DB103486 23 hours 51 minutes
by Richard Adams
read by John Lee
In this fantasy of adventure, horror, and romance, the author tells of the gigantic bear Shardik
and his appearance among the Ortelgan people. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1974.
DB103486 Shardik

The Comeback
DB105109 10 hours 24 minutes
by Ella Berman
read by Saskia Maarleveld
Grace Turner was one movie away from Hollywood’s A-list when she disappeared. Now, one year later, Grace is back in Los Angeles and ready to reclaim her life on her own terms. But it will mean confronting the man who controlled her life for years. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105109 The Comeback

Wifey
DB101890 7 hours 35 minutes
by Judy Blume
read by Abigail Maupin
A thirty-two-year-old housewife living in New Jersey bears all the hallmarks of success, including the right husband, children, house, and country club. Considering her husband a boor, she is a woman on the prowl. She finds sexual fulfillment with other men and gains insight into her own needs. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 1978.
DB101890 Wifey

The Twilight Zone
DB103591 5 hours 56 minutes
by Nona Fernández
read by Colleen Delany
A preoccupied man arrives at an opposition magazine office, introducing himself as a member of the dictator’s secret police force who is ready to talk. A journalist grabs a tape recorder and must confront her own past as she listens to his disturbing revelations. Translated from the 2016 Spanish edition. Violence and strong language. 2021.
DB103591 The Twilight Zone

The Promise
DB104599 8 hours 1 minute
by Damon Galgut
read by Jack Fox
Pretoria, South Africa. When the matriarch of the Swart family died, her last wish was that their servant Salome be given the house she lived in. But Black property ownership is illegal under apartheid, and the wish is ignored. This unfulfilled promise affects the family for decades. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2021.
DB104599 The Promise

The Tour
DB104271 9 hours 58 minutes
by Jean Grainger
read by Patrick Moy
Every week, Conor O’Shea collects a new group of American visitors from Shannon Airport, and from there they embark on a high-end tour of the “Real Ireland.” This particular tour, with its cast of unintentionally hilarious characters, tests even Conor’s vast experience. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.
DB104271 The Tour

Morningside Heights
DB103909 9 hours 0 minutes
by Joshua Henkin
read by various narrators
In the 1970s, Pru Steiner met and married Spence Robin--her young hotshot English professor at Columbia. But thirty years later, when Spence develops early onset Alzheimer’s, the peaceful life Pru has built for herself begins to crumble. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103909 Morningside Heights

Fault Lines
DB104907 5 hours 26 minutes
by Emily Itami
read by Lydia Wilson
Mizuki has a hardworking husband, two adorable children, and a beautiful Tokyo apartment. Then one rainy night she meets Kiyoshi, a successful restaurateur. As she falls into their relationship, she is living two lives--and in the end, she can choose only one. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104907 Fault Lines

The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois
DB104944 29 hours 51 minutes
by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers
read by various narrators
Ailey Pearl Garfield spends summers in the small Georgia town of Chicasetta, where her mother’s family has lived since their ancestors arrived from Africa in bondage. From an early age, Ailey fights a battle for belonging while the women of her family urge Ailey to succeed in their stead. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104944 The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois

Count the Ways
DB104929 15 hours 19 minutes
by Joyce Maynard
read by various narrators
Losing her parents in her teens leaves Eleanor craving stability and a family. After becoming a successful children’s book writer, she marries woodworker Cam and has three children she loves more than anything. A terrible accident, caused by Cam’s negligence, taps into Eleanor’s deepest fears. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104929 Count the Ways

Things We Lost to the Water
DB103474 10 hours 40 minutes
by Eric Nguyen
read by Quyen Ngo
When Huong arrives in New Orleans with her two young sons, she is jobless, homeless, and worried about her husband back in Vietnam. As she comes to realize that her husband is not going to join them, her sons forge their own paths. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103474 Things We Lost to the Water

The Book of Form and Emptiness
DB105146 18 hours 53 minutes
by Ruth Ozeki
read by various narrators
One year after the death of his beloved musician father, thirteen-year-old Benny Oh’s mother has become a hoarder, and Benny begins to hear voices from the things around him. The voices drive him to seek refuge in the silence of the public library, where he meets his own Book. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105146 The Book of Form and Emptiness

Bewilderment
DB105190 7 hours 53 minutes
by Richard Powers
read by Edoardo Ballerini
Astrobiologist Theo Byrne has been raising his son Robin alone since the death of his wife. As the nine-year-old becomes more and more troubled, Theo considers an experimental neurofeedback treatment to help Robin with his emotional control. Some strong language. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB105190 Bewilderment

Malibu Rising
DB103564 11 hours 8 minutes
by Taylor Jenkins Reid
read by Julia Whelan
In the summer of 1983, Nina Riva was hosting her annual celebrity-filled party, despite the impending end of her marriage. Nina and her three siblings, all connected to the world of surfing, might have survived their unconventional upbringing, but each is hiding secrets. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103564 Malibu Rising

Before I Let You Go
DB105110 12 hours 13 minutes
by Kelly Rimmer
read by various narrators
Lexie and Annie were incredibly close as children. As adults, Lexie is a successful doctor and happily engaged, while Annie is an addict unable to remain clean. When Annie’s newborn baby is in danger of being placed in foster care, Annie begs her sister for help. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
DB105110 Before I Let You Go

Legacy
DB103361 14 hours 59 minutes
by Nora Roberts
read by January LaVoy
Adrian Rizzo was seven when she met her father for the first time. That was the day he nearly killed her--before her mother, Lina, stepped in. A decade later, Adrian has created her own line of yoga and workout videos, but she starts getting threatening messages. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103361 Legacy

Historical Fiction

The Personal Librarian
DB103929 12 hours 25 minutes
by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray
read by Robin Miles
In 1906, Belle da Costa Greene was hired by J.P. Morgan to curate a collection of rare manuscripts, books, and artwork for his newly built Pierpont Morgan Library. Belle becomes a fixture in New York City society, but she is African American passing as white. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103929 The Personal Librarian

In the Lion’s Den
DB103610 8 hours 40 minutes
by Barbara Taylor Bradford
read by Joan Walker
James Lionel Falconer has risen quickly from a mere shopworker to being the right-hand man of Henry Malvern, head of the most prestigious shipping company in London. When Malvern’s daughter Alexis flees to the country, Falconer’s ascent to the head of the company seems inevitable. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB103610 In the Lion’s Den

The Paris Library
DB102251 11 hours 56 minutes
by Janet Skeslien Charles
read by various narrators
Paris, 1939. Young and ambitious Odile Souchet has it all: her handsome police officer beau and a dream job at the American Library in Paris. When the Nazis march into Paris, Odile stands to lose everything she holds dear, including her beloved library. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB102251 The Paris Library

Renewed by Dawn: The Bregdan Chronicles, Book #17
DB104674 12 hours 35 minutes
by Ginny Dye
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Moses and Rose are pulled into drama erupting in South Carolina. Racial tensions boil over into violence and murder during the 1871 Philadelphia elections. Peter’s trip to a journalism conference lands him in the midst of one of America’s greatest tragedies. Strong language and some violence. 2020.
DB104674 Renewed by Dawn: The Bregdan Chronicles, Book #17

Dark Tides
DB105067 17 hours 24 minutes
by Philippa Gregory
read by Louise Brealey
Midsummer Eve, 1670. Two unexpected visitors arrive at the shabby warehouse owned by Alinor Reekie. One is a wealthy nobleman who deserted her twenty-one years earlier. The other is a Venetian woman who claims to be the widow of Alinor’s son. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB105067 Dark Tides

Matrix
DB104843 8 hours 54 minutes
by Lauren Groff
read by Adjoa Andoh
Cast out of the royal court by Eleanor of Aquitaine and deemed too coarse for marriage or courtly life, seventeen-year-old Marie de France is sent to England in 1158 to an impoverished abbey. She grows to love her new life and, as abbess, transforms the community. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104843 Matrix

The Songbook of Benny Lament
DB103401 13 hours 16 minutes
by Amy Harmon
read by Mark Ashby
New York, 1960. Because of his father’s deep ties to the mob, Bronx piano man Benny Lament keeps to himself, writing songs for other musicians. His life changes the night he meets Esther Mine, an African American woman with an unforgettable voice. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2021.
DB103401 The Songbook of Benny Lament

The Sweetness of Water
DB103932 12 hours 10 minutes
by Nathan Harris
read by William DeMeritt
In the waning days of the Civil War, brothers Prentiss and Landry, freed by the Emancipation Proclamation, seek refuge on the homestead of George Walker and his wife, Isabelle. The Walkers, wracked by the loss of their only son to the war, hire the brothers to work their farm. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103932 The Sweetness of Water

A Thousand Ships
DB102213 8 hours 36 minutes
by Natalie Haynes
read by Natalie Haynes
Stories of the women impacted by the Trojan War, from the Trojan women whose fates now lie in the hands of the Greeks, to the Amazon princess who fought Achilles, to Penelope awaiting the return of Odysseus, to the three goddesses whose feud started it all. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102213 A Thousand Ships

Simon the Fiddler
DB102013 11 hours 41 minutes
by Paulette Jiles
read by Grover Gardner
Texas, 1865. Thanks to his younger-than-his-true-age appearance, fiddler Simon has managed to evade the clutches of the Confederate Army’s conscription men, but is forced in only weeks before their surrender. His path crosses with indentured servant Doris, and he devotes himself to winning her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB102013 Simon the Fiddler

The Nature of Fragile Things
DB102273 10 hours 42 minutes
by Susan Meissner
read by various narrators
In 1905, a year before the earthquake that would devastate San Francisco, Irish immigrant Sophie Whalen is so desperate to get out of a New York tenement that she answers a mail-order bride ad and agrees to marry a man she knows nothing about. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102273 The Nature of Fragile Things

The Warsaw Orphan
DB103917 13 hours 18 minutes
by Kelly Rimmer
read by various narrators
Warsaw, 1942. Young Elzbieta Rabinek knows all too well about German brutality--and that it’s the reason she must conceal her true identity. But in befriending Sara, a nurse who shares her apartment floor, Elzbieta makes a discovery that propels her into a dangerous world of deception. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB103917 The Warsaw Orphan

The Murmur of Bees
DB102087 16 hours 36 minutes
by Sofía Segovia
read by Gabriella Cavallero
1910. An abandoned newborn is discovered under a bridge in a Mexican town. The townspeople consider him cursed, but he is taken in by the Morales family and named Simonopio. As Simonopio grows older, his talent to see the future haunts the town. Translated from the 2015 Spanish edition. Some violence. 2019.
DB102087 The Murmur of Bees

The Magician
DB104906 16 hours 41 minutes
by Colm Tóibín
read by Gunnar Cauthery
Fictional biography of writer Thomas Mann. In a provincial German city at the turn of the twentieth century, Thomas grows up with a conservative father and an unpredictable Brazilian mother. Young Mann hides his artistic aspirations from his father and his homosexual desires from everyone. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104906 The Magician

Holidays

A Cowboy under the Mistletoe
DB105111 7 hours 26 minutes
by Jessica Clare
read by Abby Craden
Former Navy master-at-arms Jason Clements is struggling when his cousin secures him a job at a Wyoming ranch. If he can keep this job with his PTSD, it’ll be a Christmas miracle. He gets some help from Sage Cooper, a local woman who had given up on finding love. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB105111 A Cowboy under the Mistletoe

Christmas at the Restaurant
DB103403 3 hours 51 minutes
by Pamela M. Kelley
read by Mare Trevathan
Nantucket’s famous Christmas Stroll is always the first weekend of December. This year sisters Mandy and Emma, and Paul, the executive chef, want to do something extra special for Mimi’s Place, the restaurant they co-own. Sequel to The Restaurant (DB101174). 2020.
DB103403 Christmas at the Restaurant

Human Relationships

The Cottage on Lighthouse Lane
DB105255 9 hours 5 minutes
by Davis Bunn
read by Graham Winton
When an on-set accident leaves actor Billy Walker shaken, he needs a rest cure at the getaway cottage on Lighthouse Lane in Miramar Bay. There he meets Mimi, who uses her psychic talents to help others, even as her own tragic past in Ukraine haunts her. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105255 The Cottage on Lighthouse Lane

South Carolina Sunsets, Books 2-4
DB104205 12 hours 30 minutes
by Rachel Hanna
read by Theresa Conkin
Three novels of faith, family, and second chances set on Seagrove Island, South Carolina, originally published in 2019 and 2020. Includes Sunsets & Second Chances, Fireflies & Family Ties, and The Inn at Seagrove. 2020.
DB104205 South Carolina Sunsets, Books 2-4

Golden Girl
DB103607 13 hours 29 minutes
by Elin Hilderbrand
read by Erin Bennett
Novelist Vivian Howe was killed in a hit-and-run accident on Nantucket. In the afterlife, she is allowed one last summer to watch what happens below. As she observes her three adult children and ex-husband, she worries about the reaction to her final book, which reveals personal secrets. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103607 Golden Girl

The Hotel
DB104487 7 hours 35 minutes
by Pamela Kelley
read by Lindsey Pierce
The Whitley is Nantucket’s most exclusive waterfront hotel. It’s a family owned business, with brothers, sisters, cousins, and aunts all working there in various capacities. Paula is happy in her back-office accounting position. But changes are in store when her grandfather promotes her and fires her cousin. 2021.
DB104487 The Hotel

Welcome to Moonlight Harbor
DB104821 10 hours 32 minutes
by Sheila Roberts
read by Ann Marie Gideon
Jenna Jones is turning forty, and this year for her birthday she’s getting a divorce. Although she is barely able to support herself and her teenage daughter, her deadbeat artist ex wants spousal support. Jenna’s Aunt Edie invites her to Moonlight Harbor in coastal Washington to help run an inn. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
DB104821 Welcome to Moonlight Harbor

The Guncle
DB103560 11 hours 26 minutes
by Steven Rowley
read by Steven Rowley
It’s been years since Patrick O’Hara left behind the life of a sitcom star for retirement in Palm Springs. Now a family tragedy has left him in charge of his niece and nephew. While he has always loved being Gay Uncle Patrick, this new responsibility is overwhelming. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103560 The Guncle

The Wish
DB105113 11 hours 45 minutes
by Nicholas Sparks
read by various narrators
In 2019, Maggie is a renowned travel photographer. Unexpectedly grounded over Christmas, she is struggling with a sobering medical diagnosis and increasingly dependent on a young assistant. She tells him the story of another Christmas, decades earlier, and the love that changed the course of her life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105113 The Wish

Complications
DB104919 6 hours 17 minutes
by Danielle Steel
read by Alexander Cendese
After four years of renovations and the death of its beloved manager, Paris’s Hotel Louis XVI is set to reopen its doors. New manager Olivier and his assistant Yvonne strive to continue the hotel’s tradition of excellence, but the reopening will have some unexpected surprises. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB104919 Complications

That Summer
DB103561 13 hours 24 minutes
by Jennifer Weiner
read by Sutton Foster
While trying to pinpoint the root of her dissatisfaction with her life, Daisy Shoemaker begins receiving misdirected emails meant for another woman and starts living vicariously through her, until she discovers that their connection was not completely accidental. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB103561 That Summer

The Ocean between Us
DB102126 15 hours 42 minutes
by Susan Wiggs
read by Elizabeth Rose
After years of following her navy officer husband Steve around the world with their three children, Grace Bennett realizes that she’s left something behind--herself. Steve wants to set things right, but a secret from his past is revealed just as he’s sent out to sea. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2004.
DB102126 The Ocean between Us

Humor

Trio
DB102039 12 hours 4 minutes
by William Boyd
read by Imani Jade Powers
Thanks to a disaster-plagued movie set, the secret lives of three people--a producer, a novelist, and an actress--have converged on Brighton. When the FBI and CIA somehow become involved, all three must face the question of what truly makes life worth living. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102039 Trio

LGBT Themes

The Passing Playbook
DB105272 7 hours 3 minutes
by Isaac Fitzsimons
read by Jamie K. Brown
After transitioning at his old school that led to a year of isolation and bullying, Spencer, who is transgender, gets a fresh start at the most liberal private school in Ohio. But when a discriminatory law forces Spencer’s coach to bench him, Spencer must make several important decisions. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB105272 The Passing Playbook

All Kinds of Other
DB104069 11 hours 4 minutes
by James Sie
read by various narrators
When new students Jules and Jack meet, the sparks are undeniable. But when a video linking Jack to a pair of popular trans vloggers becomes public at the school, the revelations thrust both boys into the spotlight they’d tried to avoid. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB104069 All Kinds of Other

Mystery and Detective

Sugarcreek Amish Mysteries, Books 11-15
DB101383 34 hours 48 minutes
by Elizabeth Adams and others
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Five mysteries set in the Ohio Amish community of Sugarcreek where transplanted Cheryl Cooper runs her aunt’s gift shop while solving mysteries. Includes Adams’s When There’s a Will, Lillard’s Shoo, Fly, Shoo!, Daughety’s Earthly Treasures, Newport’s No Time for Trouble, and Mehl’s All Abuzz at the Honey Bee. 2016.
DB101383 Sugarcreek Amish Mysteries, Books 11-15

Jordan’s Stormy Banks: A Body Farm Novella
DB103962 1 hour 30 minutes
by Jefferson Bass
read by Gregory Maupin
Six months after Dr. Bill Brockton is hired by the University of Tennessee to head and raise the profile of the school’s small Anthropology Department, he is called to assist at a gruesome crime scene. He soon runs afoul of the county sheriff and an angry mob. Strong language and some violence. 2013.
DB103962 Jordan’s Stormy Banks: A Body Farm Novella

Pup Fiction
DB105058 8 hours 34 minutes
by Laurien Berenson
read by Angie Hickman
Amateur sleuth Melanie Travis is comfortable sending her sons to the Graceland School’s summer camp; proprietor Emily Grace is a trusted friend. But Emily begins acting strangely when three Dalmatian puppies appear on her doorstep. The camp experiences more mysterious happenings, until Emily’s ex-husband is found murdered nearby. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105058 Pup Fiction

Jealousy Filled Donuts
DB105289 8 hours 48 minutes
by Ginger Bolton
read by Emily Durante
Donut shop owner and her former-chief-of-police father-in-law are well loved by the community of Fallingbrook, and they’re asked to supply donuts for the annual Fourth of July picnic. But a killer hides a firecracker in one of the donuts, killing the queen of the festivities. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB105289 Jealousy Filled Donuts

The Last Mrs. Summers
DB101498 10 hours 0 minutes
by Rhys Bowen
read by Jasmine Blackborow
Lady Georgiana Rannoch is just back from her honeymoon with dashing Darcy O’Mara when a friend in need pulls her into a twisted Gothic tale of betrayal, deception and, most definitely, murder. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB101498 The Last Mrs. Summers

Fallen: A Kate Burkholder Novel
DB104082 10 hours 2 minutes
by Linda Castillo
read by Kathleen McInerney
When a body is found in a Painters Mill motel, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder recognizes the victim as a charming, but troubled, Amish girl who left the fold. As Kate digs into the woman’s past, someone doesn’t want the secrets she took to the grave revealed. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104082 Fallen: A Kate Burkholder Novel

The Heron’s Cry
DB104915 10 hours 4 minutes
by Ann Cleeves
read by Jack Holden
In the hot summer of North Devon, Detective Matthew Venn is called to a rural crime scene at the home of a group of artists. The murder of Dr. Nigel Yeo has been elaborately staged. And Yeo’s daughter knows Matthew’s husband. Soon another body is found--killed in a similar way. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104915 The Heron’s Cry

Murder at Enderley Hall
DB103781 7 hours 7 minutes
by Helena Dixon
read by Kristin Allison
Kitty Underhay heads off to stately Enderley Hall with a commandeered chambermaid in order to meet her newfound relatives. But when papers of national importance are stolen and elderly Nanny Thoms is found dead, Kitty calls in ex-army captain Matthew Bryant for assistance. Some violence. 2020.
DB103781 Murder at Enderley Hall

The Deep, Deep Snow
DB103386 10 hours 9 minutes
by Brian Freeman
read by Laura Hatch
When ten-year-old Jeremiah Sloan disappears, leaving behind his bicycle on a lonely road, Deputy Shelby Lake is assigned to the case. She discovers everyone around Jeremiah--including herself--is keeping secrets. Shelby worries as the case goes cold. But when a clue appears, the darkest lies come to light. Strong language and some violence. 2020.
DB103386 The Deep, Deep Snow

The Voice Inside
DB104479 12 hours 40 minutes
by Brian Freeman
read by Dwayne Glapion
Four years after serial killer Rudy Cutter is imprisoned, San Francisco homicide detective Frost Easton, from The Night Bird (DBC16046), discovers his best friend planted evidence. With Cutter released, Frost is intent on catching him before he kills again--especially as Cutter is hunting. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.
DB104479 The Voice Inside

Death in Daylesford: The New Phryne Fisher Mystery
DB104452 12 hours 8 minutes
by Kerry Greenwood
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Miss Phryne Fisher receives a mysterious invitation for a spa vacation from the unknown-to-her retired Captain Herbert Spencer. She travels with faithful servant Dot to Daylesford, but they are soon confronting treacherous Highland gatherings, a mysterious case of disappearing women, and a string of murders. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2020.
DB104452 Death in Daylesford: The New Phryne Fisher Mystery

Stargazer: A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel
DB103440 9 hours 22 minutes
by Anne Hillerman
read by Darrell Dennis
Officer Bernadette Manuelito’s day starts out normally, but then she is asked to investigate the disappearance of her former friend and roommate Maya. Maya confessed to murder before disappearing. But nothing adds up for Bernie. Her investigation leads to a rift with her husband, Jim Chee. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103440 Stargazer: A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel

Moonflower Murders
DB102067 18 hours 32 minutes
by Anthony Horowitz
read by various narrators
Retired publisher Susan Ryeland is intrigued by the Trehearnes’ story about a murder on the same day and in the same hotel in which their daughter was married. Susan had published a novel based on the crime, and the Trehearnes’ daughter thinks it proves the wrong man was convicted. Now she is missing. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB102067 Moonflower Murders

Beginnings: A Kate Martinelli Novella
DB105157 4 hours 22 minutes
by Laurie R. King
read by Alyssa Bresnahan
Inspector Kate Martinelli doesn’t expect to be surprised after working the homicide detail for the San Francisco PD for thirty years. But when her 15-year-old daughter Nora asks about the aunt she never knew, Kate discovers secrets surrounding what she believed was her sister’s accidental death. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB105157 Beginnings: A Kate Martinelli Novella

Robert B. Parker’s Stone’s Throw: A Jesse Stone Novel
DB105149 6 hours 51 minutes
by Mike Lupica
read by James Naughton
When the mayor of Paradise is found dead, his body lying in a shallow grave at a lakeside property, police chief Jesse Stone doubts the apparent suicide. A fight over the land rights where the body was found leads to the arrival of an old adversary of Jesse. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105149 Robert B. Parker’s Stone’s Throw: A Jesse Stone Novel

Knot Ready for Murder: A Quilting Mystery
DB104613 8 hours 42 minutes
by Mary Marks
read by Suzanne Toren
Quilter Martha is moving ahead with her wedding plans when she discovers that her fiancé, Crusher, married a pregnant teen thirty years ago to save her from scandal--and the wedding was never annulled. Now Crusher’s maybe-wife appears to have been kidnapped, and Martha has to find her. Some strong language. 2021.
DB104613 Knot Ready for Murder: A Quilting Mystery

Gone Fishin’: An Easy Rawlins Mystery
DB104913 3 hours 9 minutes
by Walter Mosley
read by Paul Winfield
In 1939, Easy Rawlins and Mouse are two young men on a reckless road trip to wring money out of Mouse’s loathsome stepfather. Their path to manhood is crossed by violence, lust, and tragedy. Prequel to Devil in a Blue Dress (DB100546). Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 1997.
DB104913 Gone Fishin’: An Easy Rawlins Mystery

Pawsitively Organic Mystery, Books 1-3
DB103390 25 hours 57 minutes
by Liz Mugavero
read by Eva Wilhelm
Three mysteries, published 2013-2015, featuring Kristan “Stan” Connor, a woman who quits her high-stress public relations job to bake healthy, organic pet treats from home. Includes Kneading to Die, A Biscuit, a Casket, and The Icing on the Corpse. Includes pet food recipes. Some strong language. 2015.
DB103390 Pawsitively Organic Mystery, Books 1-3

Pawsitively Organic Mystery, Books 4-5
DB104367 18 hours 6 minutes
by Liz Mugavero
read by Mare Trevathan
Two mysteries, published in 2016 and 2017, featuring Kristan “Stan” Connor, organic pet food baker and amateur sleuth. Includes Murder Most Finicky, in which Stan catches the attention of a celebrity pastry chef, and Custom Baked Murder. Includes pet food recipes. 2017.
DB104367 Pawsitively Organic Mystery, Books 4-5

The Man Who Died Twice: A Thursday Murder Club Mystery
DB105290 11 hours 53 minutes
by Richard Osman
read by Lesley Manville
Elizabeth, Joyce, Ron, and Ibrahim, from The Thursday Murder Club (DB100981), are hoping for peace in their posh retirement village. But an unexpected visitor, an old friend of Elizabeth’s, arrives, desperate for help. Accused of stealing diamonds, he’s on the run. Then a body is found. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105290 The Man Who Died Twice: A Thursday Murder Club Mystery

Miss Frost Ices the Imp: A Nocturne Falls Mystery; Jayne Frost, Book 2
DB103586 6 hours 32 minutes
by Kristen Painter
read by Caroline Hewitt
Jayne Frost, Santa Claus’s niece and heir to the Winter Throne, bought an intriguing box at an estate sale, and her cat accidentally opened it. She had no idea what she unleashed. With the help of her two favorite men, she searches for a potential killer. 2016.
DB103586 Miss Frost Ices the Imp: A Nocturne Falls Mystery; Jayne Frost, Book 2

2 Sisters Detective Agency
DB105252 8 hours 41 minutes
by James Patterson and Candice Fox
read by various narrators
When attorney Rhonda Bird finds out her estranged father has passed, she returns home and encounters two surprises. Her accountant father had opened a private detective agency, and she has a teenage half sister named Baby. The two sisters must navigate their new lives and maintain the agency. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB105252 2 Sisters Detective Agency

21st Birthday
DB103595 8 hours 54 minutes
by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
read by January LaVoy
When young wife and mother Tara Burke disappears with her baby girl, her husband Lucas is suspected. He claims Tara is wayward, not missing. But when gruesome evidence turns up, the investigation turns criminal. The Women’s Murder Club examines it from all angles. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB103595 21st Birthday

Sleep Well, My Lady
DB103538 10 hours 50 minutes
by Kwei Quartey
read by Robin Miles
A year after the founder of a Ghanaian fashion empire is found murdered just before a major show, private investigator Emma Djan is brought in by the woman’s aunt to discover who really killed her. Emma goes undercover, which dredges up trauma from her own past. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103538 Sleep Well, My Lady

The Forger
DB104527 9 hours 42 minutes
by Cay Rademacher
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Hamburg, 1948. During a routine operation, Chief Inspector Frank Stave is shot. After he recovers, he transfers to the office combatting the black market. But then the women clearing rubble discover works of art from the Weimar period--next to a corpse. Translated from 2013 German edition. Some violence and some strong language. 2018.
DB104527 The Forger

Forgotten in Death
DB104912 14 hours 10 minutes
by J.D. Robb
read by Susan Ericksen
NYPSD Detective Eve Dallas is called to a dumpster where a woman’s body has been dumped. The woman was known for keeping the police informed of things she witnessed, but her notebook is missing. Eve is then called to a body unearthed at one of Roarke’s construction sites. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104912 Forgotten in Death

Best in Snow
DB105253 6 hours 54 minutes
by David Rosenfelt
read by Grover Gardner
Lawyer Andy Carpenter and his golden retriever Tara discover a body in the snow while on a walk. The victim is Mayor Alex Oliva. The prime suspect is a young reporter the mayor had fired for libel. Andy takes up the case. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105253 Best in Snow

Dog Eat Dog
DB104079 6 hours 32 minutes
by David Rosenfelt
read by Grover Gardner
When lawyer Andy Carpenter’s wife Laurie is arrested after an altercation with a man who’d been abusing his dog, they wonder about the person who beat up the abuser. Matthew Jantzen’s on the run from a murder charge, so why would he stop to intervene like this? Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104079 Dog Eat Dog

Miss Julia Happily Ever After
DB104917 9 hours 28 minutes
by Ann B. Ross
read by Cynthia Darlow
Several of Miss Julia’s friends are headed to the altar to tie the knot. Miss Julia wants to properly celebrate each ceremony. But a strange figure keeps showing up in town, streaking across lawns and vandalizing gardens. Miss Julia must solve this petty crime--and matters of the heart. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104917 Miss Julia Happily Ever After

Clammed Up
DB103404 7 hours 24 minutes
by Barbara Ross
read by Mare Trevathan
Julia Snowden returns home to Busman’s Harbor, Maine, to help rescue her family’s struggling clambake business. But when the best man is murdered at a wedding they’re catering in their family mansion, Julia must find the killer--especially when her old crush is suspect number one. Some violence and some strong language. 2013.
DB103404 Clammed Up

Fogged Inn
DB104370 8 hours 0 minutes
by Barbara Ross
read by Adrean Rivers
As Busman’s Harbor, Maine, settles into late autumn, Julia Snowden is serving up lobster stew at the local diner. When a dead body is found in the walk-in refrigerator, Julia must find out who killed him. A decades-old tragedy surfaces, and attention turns to a group of retirees. Some strong language. 2016.
DB104370 Fogged Inn

Iced Under
DB105160 6 hours 23 minutes
by Barbara Ross
read by Dara Rosenberg
Julia Snowden, proprietor of the Snowden Family Clambake Company, and her mother, Jacqueline, are hunkered down for winter when a mysterious package arrives. Inside is a long-lost piece of family jewelry. Julia searches for clues through Jacqueline’s troubled family history and uncovers secrets. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.
DB105160 Iced Under

Stowed Away
DB105291 6 hours 59 minutes
by Barbara Ross
read by Dara Rosenberg
Julia Snowden and her family are working hard to ready their clambake business for the summer season. When Julia’s old prep school rival, Wyatt, invites Julia to dinner on board her billionaire fiancé’s yacht, Julia accepts. But she arrives to find the fiancé dead at a table set for two. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
DB105291 Stowed Away

Kiki Lowenstein, Books 11-14
DB101395 31 hours 14 minutes
by Joanna Campbell Slan
read by Mare Trevathan
Four mysteries, published 2015-2019, featuring sleuthing scrapbook store owner Kiki Lowenstein. Includes Shotgun, Wedding, Bells, Glue, Baby, Gone, Fatal, Family, Album, and Grand, Death, Auto, in which Kiki goes undercover as a high school art teacher to investigate an epidemic of teen suicides. 2019.
DB101395 Kiki Lowenstein, Books 11-14

Penance on the Prairies: Vangie Vale Mysteries, Book 1
DB104489 9 hours 56 minutes
by R.L. Syme
read by Lindsey Pierce
In the small town of Saint Agnes, Montana, secrets are hard to keep from your fellow residents. Part-time baker/part-time pastor Vangie Vale wants to stay under everyone’s radar, but when it becomes clear that her new business is linked to murder, she has to find a way to clear her name. Some violence. 2017.
DB104489 Penance on the Prairies: Vangie Vale Mysteries, Book 1

Sugarcreek Amish Mysteries, Books 16-20
DB101384 35 hours 54 minutes
by Emily Thomas and others
read by Maggy Stacy
Five mysteries, published in 2016 and 2017, for sleuthing Cheryl to solve as she runs her aunt’s gift store in the Ohio Amish community. Includes Ludwig’s Home Sweet Sugarcreek, Goyer’s Blessed Are the Cheese Makers, Lillard’s Stranger Things Have Happened, Adams’s In a Jam, and Thomas’s A Play on Words. 2017.
DB101384 Sugarcreek Amish Mysteries, Books 16-20

A Cruel Deception: A Bess Crawford Mystery
DB104074 10 hours 3 minutes
by Charles Todd
read by Rosalyn Landor
Sister Bess Crawford has been working with England’s severely wounded when she is asked by the matron to carry out a personal mission in Paris. There, she finds Lawrence Minton--a man disturbed and addicted to opiates instead of an ambitious officer. Bess must uncover his secrets. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB104074 A Cruel Deception: A Bess Crawford Mystery

The Coldest Case: A Bruno, Chief of Police Novel
DB104928 10 hours 21 minutes
by Martin Walker
read by Robert Ian Mackenzie
After attending an exhibit on the facial reconstruction of an ancient skull, Bruno is determined to use the technology to help solve a thirty-year-old cold case. But the murder victim’s identity is only the beginning. Bruno discovers a suspect was declared dead, and Parisian bureaucrats become involved. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104928 The Coldest Case: A Bruno, Chief of Police Novel

Occult and Horror

Chasing the Boogeyman
DB104927 9 hours 53 minutes
by Richard Chizmar
read by Chris Andrew Ciulla
In the summer of 1988, the mutilated bodies of several missing girls begin to turn up in a small Maryland town, and the gruesome evidence points to a serial killer. But soon, a rumor spreads that the evil stalking local teens may not be entirely human. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104927 Chasing the Boogeyman

The Whispering Dead: Gravekeeper, Book 1
DB104029 8 hours 31 minutes
by Darcy Coates
read by Carol Jacobanis
When Keira wakes in a strange forest, she can remember only two things: she can see ghosts, and she must evade the strange men hunting her. After she finds refuge in a pastor’s cottage behind the graveyard, the resident spirits are only too eager to make themselves known. Some violence and some strong language. 2021.
DB104029 The Whispering Dead: Gravekeeper, Book 1

A Special Place for Women
DB103859 10 hours 40 minutes
by Laura Hankin
read by Laura Hankin
Rumors have circulated for years about an exclusive women-only social club wielding influence and power in New York City. Journalist Jillian Beckley infiltrates the club in hopes of uncovering a juicy story and bringing the club down. But the group’s members prove more dangerous and powerful than Jillian imagined. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103859 A Special Place for Women

Nightmares & Dreamscapes
DB104248 26 hours 59 minutes
by Stephen King
read by various narrators
Twenty-three short stories. In “The House on Maple Street,” children keep mum when they discover that a spaceship is growing in the walls of their house and is set for takeoff. They plan to get rid of their cruel stepfather in the launch. Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 1993.
DB104248 Nightmares & Dreamscapes

The Woods Are Always Watching
DB105141 7 hours 11 minutes
by Stephanie Perkins
read by Reena Dutt
When two girls go backpacking deep in the woods of the Pisgah National Forest in the Blue Ridge Mountains, things go very wrong when they cross paths with a serial killer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB105141 The Woods Are Always Watching

Aerie and Reckoning: The Fallen
DB101891 15 hours 18 minutes
by Thomas E. Sniegoski
read by Alec Volz
Second omnibus of two novels originally published in 2003 and 2004, featuring the son of an angel and mortal. In Aerie, Aaron races to save the people he loves from grave danger. Sequel to The Fallen and Leviathan (DB101888). Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2004.
DB101891 Aerie and Reckoning: The Fallen

Religious Themes

The Healing Jar
DB102160 11 hours 26 minutes
by Wanda E. Brunstetter
read by various narrators
Amish school teacher Lenore Lapp is devastated when the man she loves breaks off their engagement. She is sure she will never marry, but she finds an old jar in her grandmother’s garden with a note inside that could heal her broken heart and solve long-buried family secrets. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB102160 The Healing Jar

Harvest of Hope, Books 1-3
DB103218 26 hours 47 minutes
by Barbara Cameron
read by Maggy Stacy
Three novels of love and faith set in the Amish community of Paradise, Pennsylvania, originally published 2017-2019. In Seeds of Hope, Miriam has a crush on Mark, an Englischer visiting to help with the harvest. Also includes Buried Secrets and Summer’s Promise. 2019.
DB103218 Harvest of Hope, Books 1-3

Whispering Pines, Books 1-4
DB101913 38 hours 24 minutes
by Melody Carlson
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Four novels of inspirational fiction, originally published in 1999 and 2000, which follow Maggie Carpenter as she makes a new home in the small town of Pine Mountain, Oregon. Includes A Place to Come Home To, Everything I Long For, Looking for You All My Life, and Someone to Belong To. 2000.
DB101913 Whispering Pines, Books 1-4

The Jam and Jelly Nook: An Amish Marketplace Novel
DB103360 7 hours 57 minutes
by Amy Clipston
read by Lauren Berst
Since her husband died seven years ago, Leanna Wengerd has done her best raising her son, Chester, and running the Jam and Jelly Nook at the Amish market. Though she enjoys her working at the marketplace, she wishes she could find more time for her rebellious teenage boy. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103360 The Jam and Jelly Nook: An Amish Marketplace Novel

Secrets at Cedar Cabin
DB103709 8 hours 33 minutes
by Colleen Coble
read by Devon O’Day
Running for her life in the wake of her mother’s murder, Bailey Fleming escapes to the only place she can think of--a remote, dilapidated cabin in Lavender Tides. Bailey only finds more questions when bodies are discovered near her cabin hideout, along with traces of a dangerous human trafficking ring. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB103709 Secrets at Cedar Cabin

Three Missing Days
DB105054 8 hours 41 minutes
by Colleen Coble
read by Devon O’Day
Chief of Police Jane Hardy plunges into the investigation of a house fire that claimed the life of a local woman as well as one of the firefighters. The unraveling of Jane’s personal life only makes the answers in the case more difficult to find. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105054 Three Missing Days

Two Reasons to Run: The Pelican Harbor Series
DB104956 8 hours 22 minutes
by Colleen Coble
read by Devon O’Day
Still reeling from the scandal that rocked her small-town department, Police Chief Jane Hardy has finally been reunited with her presumed-dead fifteen-year-old son, Will, and his father, Reid Bechtol. Jane and Reid must put their feelings for each other aside and work together to prevent a terrorist plot. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB104956 Two Reasons to Run: The Pelican Harbor Series

Acceptable Risk
DB104067 9 hours 16 minutes
by Lynette Eason
read by Callie Beaulieu
Home after being held hostage overseas, journalist Sarah Denning digs for the truth behind her brother’s death with the help of former Army Ranger Gavin Black. As her enemies seek to silence her, Sarah and Gavin race to peel back layers of lies. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB104067 Acceptable Risk

Active Defense
DB104272 8 hours 46 minutes
by Lynette Eason
read by Callie Beaulieu
In the theater of war in Iraq, trauma surgeon Heather Fontaine was used to being in control. Now back home, life spins off its axis when she becomes the target of a stalker. Can security expert Travis Walker protect her? Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104272 Active Defense

Collateral Damage
DB103904 8 hours 47 minutes
by Lynette Eason
read by Callie Beaulieu
A former military psychiatrist spends her days helping people heal from their trauma--and her nights fighting her own nightmares. Now, on the run with a client who has already saved her life twice, she must uncover powerful secrets before they both end up dead. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB103904 Collateral Damage

A Reluctant Bride
DB104241 10 hours 32 minutes
by Kathleen Fuller
read by Angela Brazil
Amish woman Sadie Schrock swore she would never marry. She is content to manage the family business and take it over when her parents are ready to retire. But all of that changes when a reckless driver kills both of her parents and seriously injures her younger sister. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.
DB104241 A Reluctant Bride

An Amish Surprise
DB105051 7 hours 2 minutes
by Shelley Shepard Gray
read by Tavia Gilbert
Miriam and Calvin Gingerich have been trying for a baby for several years. When Miriam gets pregnant, she keeps it a secret in case she miscarries again. While she asks bookmobile librarian Sarah Anne Miller for books on pregnancy and childbirth, Calvin has a secret of his own. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105051 An Amish Surprise

A Perfect Amish Romance
DB103347 7 hours 19 minutes
by Shelley Shepard Gray
read by Tavia Gilbert
Aaron Coblentz has been secretly studying to take the GED to get promoted at work, but he can’t let his Amish family know. When Aaron asks bookmobile librarian Sarah Anne Miller for help, she plays matchmaker and arranges for Kayla Kaufman to be his tutor. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103347 A Perfect Amish Romance

Driftwood Bay: A Hope Harbor Novel
DB105163 9 hours 3 minutes
by Irene Hannon
read by Thérèse Plummer
After a tragedy, Jeannette Mason retreats to the tiny Oregon seaside town of Hope Harbor to create a new life. Vowing to avoid emotional attachments, she focuses on running her lavender farm and tearoom--until she meets a new neighbor with a destructive dog and a forlorn little girl. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB105163 Driftwood Bay: A Hope Harbor Novel

Amish Widow’s Decision: Expectant Amish Widows, Book 15
DB102165 2 hours 43 minutes
by Samantha Price
read by Kristin Allison
After the murder of her husband Hank, Faye Kirkdale tries to continue on. But her community doesn’t believe she can successfully take over his business. She soon begins to fear for her life as his murder remains unsolved. Faye also discovers she’s pregnant. Violence. 2017.
DB102165 Amish Widow’s Decision: Expectant Amish Widows, Book 15

A Love like Ours
DB105169 11 hours 30 minutes
by Becky Wade
read by Kate Turnbull
Former Marine Jake Porter has far deeper scars than the one that marks his face. He struggles with PTSD, lives a solitary life, and avoids relationships. When Lyndie James, Jake’s childhood best friend, lands back in Holley, Texas, Jake hires her to exercise his horses. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.
DB105169 A Love like Ours

Meant to Be Mine
DB105187 13 hours 58 minutes
by Becky Wade
read by Kate Forbes
After an impulsive Vegas wedding, professional bull rider Ty decided he wasn’t ready to settle down and left Celia behind. Five years later, Ty returns home to see the woman he couldn’t forget, only to find her raising the daughter he never knew he had. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.
DB105187 Meant to Be Mine

Undeniably Yours
DB105186 12 hours 40 minutes
by Becky Wade
read by Barbara McCulloh
When Meg Cole’s father dies unexpectedly, she’s forced to return home to Texas and to Whispering Creek Ranch to take up the reins of his thoroughbred racehorse farm. She gives its manager, Bo Porter, six months to close the place down, but he hopes she will change her mind. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.
DB105186 Undeniably Yours

If Ever I Would Leave You: Montana Rescue Prequel
DB103592 4 hours 18 minutes
by Susan May Warren
read by Carolyn Kashner
Sierra Rose is hiding the fact that her boss Ian’s favorite niece and ward, Esme, just might elope with her less-than-awesome boyfriend. Sierra has promised to keep Esme’s secret, but her first loyalty belongs to Ian, the man she’s admired for years. 2016.
DB103592 If Ever I Would Leave You: Montana Rescue Prequel

The Sea Keeper’s Daughters
DB102278 13 hours 37 minutes
by Lisa Wingate
read by Kate Forbes
Restaurant owner Whitney Monroe is desperate to save her business from a hostile takeover. The inheritance of a decaying Gilded Age hotel on North Carolina’s Outer Banks may provide just the ray of hope she needs. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.
DB102278 The Sea Keeper’s Daughters

A Picture of Love
DB103555 7 hours 13 minutes
by Beth Wiseman
read by Lauren Berst
Sweet Naomi Byler cooks meals for the guests at The Peony Inn, where the Amish owners love her like a granddaughter. She knows she’ll get over her fiancé, who left her to court someone else, but assumes marriage will never be a part of her future. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB103555 A Picture of Love

Romance

Isn’t It Bromantic?
DB104839 9 hours 58 minutes
by Lyssa Kay Adams
read by Andrew Eiden
Vlad thought he was content with his marriage of convenience, but it’s become too difficult to continue in a one-sided relationship. He joined the Bromance Book Club to learn how to make his wife love him, and he’s ready to create his own romance--both on and off the page. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104839 Isn’t It Bromantic?

Ride Steady
DB105249 16 hours 45 minutes
by Kristen Ashley
read by Kate Russell
Single mother Carissa is at the end of her rope when she is stranded by the side of the road with a flat tire and her nine-month-old baby. Rescue comes from a bearded biker named Joker, who remembers Carissa as the most popular girl in their high school. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.
DB105249 Ride Steady

Walk through Fire
DB105251 17 hours 47 minutes
by Kristen Ashley
read by Kate Russell
Millie fell hard for High, a recruit with the Chaos motorcycle club, but left when she thought she would not be able to make him happy. Twenty years later, she wants another chance, but High can’t trust that she won’t break his heart again and only wants revenge. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.
DB105251 Walk through Fire

It Happened One Summer
DB104937 10 hours 51 minutes
by Tessa Bailey
read by Charlotte North
After her sister has to bail her out of jail, Los Angeles socialite Piper’s stepfather exiles them both to the coastal Washington town where they were born. When Piper meets local fisherman Brendan, there is an immediate attraction, but Brendan is sure Piper will leave. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104937 It Happened One Summer

Like Arrows
DB105048 10 hours 7 minutes
by Freya Barker
read by various narrators
Kimeo Lowe leads a quiet existence, but when she ends up a witness to a crime, she gets curious about her boss’s suspected shady dealings. She soon realizes she has bitten off more than she can chew, and investigator Malachi Whitetail steps in to help. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.
DB105048 Like Arrows

Lawman in the High Lonesome: Men of the Outlaw Trail; The Revenge
DB103374 11 hours 9 minutes
by Rosanne Bittner
read by Alec Volz
Civil War widow Elly is heading for California after losing everything in a prairie fire. She and her family need a new start. On the way, fate interrupts Elly’s plans in a horrifying way, leaving her desperate for help. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2020.
DB103374 Lawman in the High Lonesome: Men of the Outlaw Trail; The Revenge

Keepsake: True North, Book 3
DB103612 10 hours 11 minutes
by Sarina Bowen
read by various narrators
Lark Wainright used to be fearless. But her recent overseas adventure was one adventure too many, leaving her suffering from terrible nightmares. Lark jumps at the chance to spend fall at Shipley Farms in Vermont, where she meets the soft-spoken Zachariah, who has his own troubled past. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.
DB103612 Keepsake: True North, Book 3

Tall, Dark & Dangerous, Books 4-6
DB103754 30 hours 36 minutes
by Suzanne Brockmann
read by Elizabeth Rose
Three romantic suspense books featuring Navy SEALs. In Everyday, Average Jones, Melody is rescued by a SEAL, but decides she needs a regular guide. Also includes Harvard’s Education and Hawken’s Heart. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1998.
DB103754 Tall, Dark & Dangerous, Books 4-6

Tall, Dark & Dangerous, Books 7-9
DB104025 24 hours 21 minutes
by Suzanne Brockmann
read by Theresa Conkin
Three romances featuring Navy heroes, originally published in 1999 and 2000. In The Admiral’s Bride, canisters of a lethal nerve gas are stolen from a military testing lab. Also includes Identity: Unknown and Get Lucky. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2000.
DB104025 Tall, Dark & Dangerous, Books 7-9

The Duke
DB103604 11 hours 48 minutes
by Kerrigan Byrne
read by Derek Perkins
A handsome duke loses his family and almost his life. He finds himself under the care of a beautiful nurse with whom he has a history, even though he does not recognize her. He meets her yet again, years later, and an initial dislike soon turns to attraction. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.
DB103604 The Duke

The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo
DB104317 10 hours 1 minute
by Kerrigan Byrne
read by Derek Perkins
He is known only as the Rook--a man with no name and no memories. He awakens in a mass grave, a dragon tattoo on his forearm the sole clue to his mysterious origins. His only hope for survival lies in the beautiful stranger who finds him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
DB104317 The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo

Exposed
DB104597 12 hours 29 minutes
by Kristen Callihan
read by Erin Jones
To the bassist Rye, his band’s publicist Brenna has always been the one woman he can’t have. When he hears her confess that she is lonely, Rye offers Brenna his body, but tries to hold back his heart. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2021.
DB104597 Exposed

Stuck Together: Trouble in Texas, Book 3
DB103931 9 hours 3 minutes
by Mary Connealy
read by Barbara McCulloh
Determined to get Broken Wheel’s saloon closed for good, Tina Cahill pickets outside the place every afternoon. With nearly every other man in town married off, Vince finds himself stuck with strong-willed Tina. If he could just get her to give up her crazy causes, he might go ahead and propose. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.
DB103931 Stuck Together: Trouble in Texas, Book 3

A Lot like Adiós
DB105060 9 hours 47 minutes
by Alexis Daria
read by Seraphine Valentine
Years after fleeing the Bronx and his overbearing family, Gabe Aguilar is coming home. He needs help opening the New York branch of his gym and gets referred to Michelle Amato, the marketing genius who was once his best friend. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105060 A Lot like Adiós

Extreme Honor
DB103548 8 hours 20 minutes
by Piper J. Drake
read by various narrators
David Cruz is good at two things: war and training dogs. The ex-soldier’s toughest case is Atlas, a Belgian Malinois whose handler died in combat. Nobody at Hope’s Crossing Kennels can break through the animal’s grief--that is, until dog whisperer Evelyn Jones walks into the facility. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.
DB103548 Extreme Honor

Portrait of a Scotsman
DB105114 16 hours 4 minutes
by Evie Dunmore
read by Elizabeth Jasicki
Banking heiress and suffragist Hattie Greenfield wishes only to pursue her art and marry for love. But when she is caught in a compromising position with financier Lucian Blackstone, they are forced to wed. The marriage has a rocky start, but they grow closer on a trip to Scotland. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105114 Portrait of a Scotsman

The Gentleman and the Thief
DB103373 8 hours 58 minutes
by Sarah M. Eden
read by Erin Jones
London, 1865. Ana Newport, ostensibly a music tutor, leads a secret life as a petty burglar, stealing back items that belonged to her family before they lost their wealth. She meets Hollis Darby, a gentleman who secretly writes penny dreadfuls. Can they successfully lead double lives and still find love together? 2020.
DB103373 The Gentleman and the Thief

Dark Carousel
DB102220 14 hours 16 minutes
by Christine Feehan
read by Jim Frangione
The moment Charlotte Vintage walks into his club, Tariq Asenguard’s blood is set on fire. The ancient Carpathian had given up hope of finding his lifemate, but now he will do anything to make Charlotte his own. But Charlotte’s only desire is for revenge. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.
DB102220 Dark Carousel

Shadow Storm
DB103912 13 hours 44 minutes
by Christine Feehan
read by Jim Frangione
Emmanuelle Ferraro has watched each of her brothers find happiness in love, while her own heart was shattered by a lover’s betrayal. For two years she’s stayed as far away from Valentino Saldi as possible--until she learns that he’s been shot during a hostile takeover of his family’s territory. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103912 Shadow Storm

Jane in Love
DB102034 11 hours 39 minutes
by Rachel Givney
read by Billie Fulford-Brown
In 1803, twenty-eight-year-old Jane Austen is aware her chances of marriage are dwindling. When she visits a mysterious matchmaker, she finds herself suddenly in the year 2020, on a movie set for Northanger Abbey. She befriends the film’s star, Sophie Wentworth, as well as Sophie’s dashing brother Fred. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB102034 Jane in Love

While We Were Dating
DB104313 10 hours 23 minutes
by Jasmine Guillory
read by Janina Edwards
Ben Stephens has plenty of casual dates to keep him busy, family drama he’s trying to ignore, and his advertising job to focus on. When Ben lands a huge ad campaign featuring movie star Anna Gardiner, however, it’s hard to keep it purely professional. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104313 While We Were Dating

Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake
DB103451 11 hours 43 minutes
by Alexis Hall
read by various narrators
Winning the prize money on a televised baking competition would allow Rosaline to give her daughter the life she deserves. Along the way, however, the bisexual baker meets two men who make her question her long-held beliefs about what will make her happy. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103451 Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake

The Royals Next Door
DB104948 9 hours 37 minutes
by Karina Halle
read by Cassandra York
Elementary school teacher Piper Evans has a quiet, reclusive life taking care of her mother, who lives with mental illness, and avoiding her regrettable ex. When British royals rent the property next to hers, their brooding bodyguard decides she’s a security threat. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104948 The Royals Next Door

Making Faces
DB102271 10 hours 14 minutes
by Amy Harmon
read by Rob Shapiro
Fern has been in love with her beautiful neighbor Ambrose since they were children, but he never knew she existed. After 9/11, Ambrose enlisted, only to come back broken in mind and body. Fern’s love might be the only thing to help him come back to himself. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.
DB102271 Making Faces

The Love Hypothesis
DB104892 11 hours 10 minutes
by Ali Hazelwood
read by Callie Dalton
To prove to her friend that she is dating, PhD candidate Olive Smith kisses the first man she sees. Hotshot professor Adam Carlsen may be a jerk, but he agrees to pretend to be her boyfriend. Even though their fake relationship has a deadline, real feelings develop. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104892 The Love Hypothesis

Bookshop by the Sea
DB104897 7 hours 29 minutes
by Denise Hunter
read by Jessica Holtan
Sophie spent years supporting her siblings before finally reaching for her dream of opening a bookshop in the coastal North Carolina town of Piper’s Cove. An approaching hurricane forces her to share a house with Aiden, the high school sweetheart she never forgot. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104897 Bookshop by the Sea

Follow Your Heart
DB104273 8 hours 5 minutes
by Brenda Jackson
read by Ron Butler
Victoria Madaris is OK with being next on her great-grandmother’s matchmaking list. She’s been focused on her journalism career rather than romance, and trusts Mama Laverne to screen unsuitable candidates. But instead of her matchmaker’s pick, she finds herself attracted to US senator Roman Malone. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104273 Follow Your Heart

Forget Me Not
DB103706 9 hours 13 minutes
by Brenda Jackson
read by Ron Butler
Three years after her husband Devon died in a car wreck, Ashley still can’t move on. But when her girlfriends surprise her with a getaway to beautiful Catalina Cove, Louisiana, she gets the shock of her life when she encounters a man who looks exactly like Devon. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB103706 Forget Me Not

Freed: Fifty Shades Freed as Told by Christian
DB103479 27 hours 18 minutes
by E.L. James
read by Zachary Webber
This sequel to Darker (DB89821) completes the retelling of the Fifty Shades series from the point of view of hero Christian Grey. As in Fifty Shades Freed (DB74504), Ana and Christian finally hope to enjoy married life, but their happy-ever-after is in danger. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103479 Freed: Fifty Shades Freed as Told by Christian

Life’s Too Short
DB103137 9 hours 13 minutes
by Abby Jimenez
read by various narrators
Vanessa Price travels the globe and has millions of YouTube followers. With a mother and sister who both died of ALS, she knows life can be short. Everything changes when her half sister abandons her baby with Vanessa and the lawyer next door offers his help. Includes supplemental material. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103137 Life’s Too Short

Happily Letter After
DB101911 9 hours 14 minutes
by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
read by Lindsey Pierce
Sadie works as a magazine writer and is tasked with answering holiday letters. She gets a letter addressed to Santa from ten-year-old Birdie, and can’t resist granting some of the girl’s wishes. Things get complicated when she meets Birdie’s handsome single father. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2020.
DB101911 Happily Letter After

Bailey Brothers, Books 1-4
DB102387 43 hours 19 minutes
by Claire Kingsley
read by various narrators
Four small-town contemporary romances. In Protecting You, Asher Bailey realizes that if he doesn’t finally tell his best friend Grace that he loves her, he might lose her forever. Also includes Fighting for Us, Unraveling Him, and Rushing In. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2020.
DB102387 Bailey Brothers, Books 1-4

The Soulmate Equation
DB103621 9 hours 42 minutes
by Christina Lauren
read by Patti Murin
Jess has given up on dating when she hears about GeneticAlly, a new DNA-based matchmaking company that’s predicted to change dating forever. She gets a 98% compatibility with GeneticAlly’s founder, Dr. River Peña, but she can’t believe that the stuck-up, stubborn man could be her soulmate. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103621 The Soulmate Equation

Waiting for a Scot like You: The Union of the Rakes
DB105059 8 hours 28 minutes
by Eva Leigh
read by Zara Hampton-Brown
Adjusting to life in peacetime isn’t easy for Major Duncan McCameron. Escorting a lady on her journey north seems like the perfect chance to give him some much-needed purpose--that is, until he learns the woman in question is the beautiful, bold, reckless Lady Farris. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105059 Waiting for a Scot like You: The Union of the Rakes

Last Night at the Telegraph Club
DB104015 12 hours 36 minutes
by Malinda Lo
read by various narrators
1954. McCarthyism and the Red Scare are genuine threats to Lily’s family; her father is already at risk of deportation despite his valid citizenship. Lily, who is Chinese American, could lose everything just for dating anyone white--let alone another girl--but she could lose herself if she isn’t true to her feelings. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB104015 Last Night at the Telegraph Club

Bombshell: A Hell’s Belles Novel
DB104924 10 hours 9 minutes
by Sarah MacLean
read by Mary Jane Wells
After years of living as London’s brightest scandal, Lady Sesily Talbot has embraced the reputation and the freedom that comes with the title. No one looks twice when she lures a gentleman into the dark gardens beyond a Mayfair ballroom. No one, that is, but Caleb Calhoun. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104924 Bombshell: A Hell’s Belles Novel

Breaking the Billionaire’s Rules
DB104893 8 hours 5 minutes
by Annika Martin
read by various narrators
Mia Corelli’s high school nemesis, Max Hilton, is now the billionaire head of a men’s style empire, after publishing an infamous guide to picking up women. After a humiliating incident involving a sandwich delivery in a cat costume, she decides to use his own techniques against him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB104893 Breaking the Billionaire’s Rules

Most Eligible Billionaire
DB104095 8 hours 34 minutes
by Annika Martin
read by various narrators
When Vicky’s elderly neighbor dies, she leaves her beloved dog, Smuckers, to Vicky. She also leaves her billion-dollar company to Smuckers. Her neighbor’s handsome son, Henry, is the company’s CEO, and he is sure that Vicky is a con woman. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.
DB104095 Most Eligible Billionaire

Gentleman Jim: A Tale of Romance and Revenge
DB103494 11 hours 29 minutes
by Mimi Matthews
read by Jessica Wortham
Wealthy squire’s daughter Margaret Honeywell was always meant to marry her neighbor, Frederick Burton-Smythe, but it’s bastard-born Nicholas Seaton who has her heart. Nick is the rumored son of notorious highwayman Gentleman Jim, and when Fred frames him for theft, Nick disappears. Some strong language. 2020.
DB103494 Gentleman Jim: A Tale of Romance and Revenge

Silver Creek Fire
DB101900 11 hours 53 minutes
by Lindsay McKenna
read by Carol Jacobanis
Needing a change, woodworker Lea Ryan takes a job renovating a ranch in Silver Creek, Wyoming. On her way there, she is run off the road, only to be rescued by her new boss, Logan Anderson.They grow close, but are both overcoming traumas from the past. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2020.
DB101900 Silver Creek Fire

One Last Stop
DB103484 12 hours 13 minutes
by Casey McQuiston
read by Natalie Naudus
For August, seeing her subway crush becomes the best part of her day. She discovers there’s one big problem: Jane is displaced in time from the 1970s, and August is going to have to use everything she tried to leave in her own past to help her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103484 One Last Stop

Country Proud
DB103340 9 hours 50 minutes
by Linda Lael Miller
read by Jack Garrett
Sheriff Eli Garrett is grateful his high school sweetheart Brynne Bailey is finally back home in Painted Pony Creek to stay. Even though he hurt her once, maybe it is time to make amends and see what the future might hold. But Brynne has one rule: never date another cop. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103340 Country Proud

The Road Trip
DB103562 10 hours 18 minutes
by Beth O’Leary
read by various narrators
Addie and her sister are about to embark on an epic road trip to a friend’s wedding in the north of Scotland. But not long after setting off, a car slams into the back of theirs. The driver is none other than Addie’s ex, Dylan. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103562 The Road Trip

Nocturne Falls, Books 8-10
DB104449 25 hours 4 minutes
by Kristen Painter
read by Jill Fox
Three books set in the supernatural town of Nocturne Falls, published in 2017 and 2018. In The Vampire’s Accidental Wife, Vegas performer and vampire Desdemona and Nocturne Falls resident Julian are secretly married. Also includes The Reaper Rescues the Genie and The Detective Wins the Witch. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2018.
DB104449 Nocturne Falls, Books 8-10

The Perfect Escape
DB105275 7 hours 21 minutes
by Suzanne Park
read by various narrators
When a local tech company hosts a weekend-long survivalist competition, classmates Nate Jae-Woo Kim and Kate Anderson team up, hoping to win the prize money. But the real challenge is making it through the weekend with their hearts intact. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2020.
DB105275 The Perfect Escape

Runaway, Books 1-5
DB102787 32 hours 11 minutes
by Devney Perry
read by Theresa Conkin
Five contemporary romances written between 2019 and 2021 about a group of runaway teens who bonded while living together in a junkyard. In each novel, one of them finds love on a road trip. Includes Runaway Road, Wild Highway, Quarter Miles, Forsaken Trail, and Dotted Lines. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2021.
DB102787 Runaway, Books 1-5

The Lady Has a Past
DB103434 10 hours 3 minutes
by Amanda Quick
read by Morgan Hallett
Investigative apprentice Lyra Brazier, the newest resident of Burning Cove, is unsettled when her boss suddenly disappears. Lyra knows something has happened and tracks down her last known appearance at an exclusive hotel. But Lyra’s not happy to be saddled with antiquarian bookseller Simon Cage as a partner. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103434 The Lady Has a Past

The Perfect Neighbor
DB102127 6 hours 34 minutes
by Nora Roberts
read by Maggy Stacy
Brooding loner Preston McQuinn’s new apartment, like his life, is just the way he prefers it--dark and empty. But when sunny Cybil Campbell comes barging into his well-ordered gloom, he can’t deny a grudging fascination with his bright, bubbly neighbor. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1999.
DB102127 The Perfect Neighbor

Hook Shot
DB104086 14 hours 11 minutes
by Kennedy Ryan
read by various narrators
Kenan Ross has trust issues after his divorce, so he has devoted his life to his daughter and to playing professional basketball. His plans might change when he falls for Lotus DuPree, an energetic spitfire who hides a lifetime of hurting. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB104086 Hook Shot

Once in a Blue Moon
DB103651 8 hours 11 minutes
by Sharon Sala
read by Amy Rubinate
Cathy Terry has backpacked across the country to Blessings, Georgia, not knowing if or when her abusive ex-husband would catch up to her. In Blessings she finds the closest feeling to home she’s had in a long time, especially when she meets rancher Duke Talbot. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB103651 Once in a Blue Moon

Highland Treasure
DB104270 9 hours 26 minutes
by Lynsay Sands
read by Derek Perkins
After escaping from the English soldiers who attacked her home, Lady Elysande de Valance is grateful for the rugged Scots who are escorting her to safety in the Highlands. With danger dogging their every step, she hadn’t expected to welcome the comforting embrace of their leader, Rory Buchanan. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104270 Highland Treasure

The Highlander’s Promise
DB103358 11 hours 31 minutes
by Lynsay Sands
read by Joel Froomkin
Aulay Buchanan has retreated to his clan’s hunting lodge for a few days of relaxation, but his rest is disturbed when he pulls a raven-haired beauty from the ocean. Though he christens her Jetta, she knows nothing of her real identity, save that someone is trying to kill her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
DB103358 The Highlander’s Promise

Hunting for a Highlander
DB103888 10 hours 20 minutes
by Lynsay Sands
read by Joel Froomkin
Lady Dwyn Innes feels out of place among the women who’ve descended on Buchanan Keep, vying for the attention of the last unmarried brothers. Since her betrothed died, Dwyn is resigned to be an old maid, but a chance encounter with Geordie Buchanan awakens her to a new world of sensation. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB103888 Hunting for a Highlander

Benevolence, Books 1-3
DB102080 35 hours 36 minutes
by Lucy Score
read by Mare Trevathan
Three contemporary romances set in a small Maryland town, originally published 2015-2020. In Pretend You’re Mine, a local National Guard soldier convinces a woman passing through town to pretend to be his girlfriend. Also includes Finally Mine and Protecting What’s Mine. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2020.
DB102080 Benevolence, Books 1-3

The Soldier’s Scoundrel
DB103708 7 hours 54 minutes
by Cat Sebastian
read by Gary Furlong
Jack Turner grew up in London’s slums, born into a life of crime and willing to do anything to keep his siblings safe. Now he helps those who need the kind of assistance only a scoundrel can provide. His distrust of the nobility includes the gorgeous high-born soldier Oliver Rivington. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.
DB103708 The Soldier’s Scoundrel

The Devil of Downtown: Uptown Girls
DB104855 9 hours 54 minutes
by Joanna Shupe
read by Justine Eyre
New York, 1893. Orphaned and abandoned on the Bowery’s mean streets, Jack Mulligan survived on strength, cunning, and ambition. Now he rules his territory better than any politician ever could. But in uptown do-gooder Justine Greene, Jack may have met his match. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB104855 The Devil of Downtown: Uptown Girls

Archangel’s Sun
DB104071 11 hours 1 minute
by Nalini Singh
read by Justine Eyre
The Archangel of Death and the Archangel of Disease may be gone, but their legacy of evil lives on in Africa, where shambling, rotting creatures called the reborn have gained a glimmer of vicious intelligence. It is up to Archangel Titus and the Hummingbird to stop them. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB104071 Archangel’s Sun

Today Tonight Tomorrow
DB103424 9 hours 17 minutes
by Rachel Lynn Solomon
read by Rebekkah Ross
After years competing with each other, Rowan and Neil have twenty-four hours left as high school students, and the two learn they share something much deeper than a rivalry. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2020.
DB103424 Today Tonight Tomorrow

Mountain Mercenaries, Books 1-4
DB103377 40 hours 10 minutes
by Susan Stoker
read by Carol Jacobanis
Four novels of romantic suspense, published in 2018 and 2019. A team of former military special forces operators work together to help women and children in danger. Includes Defending Allye, Defending Chloe, Defending Morgan, and Defending Harlow. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2019.
DB103377 Mountain Mercenaries, Books 1-4

The Sea Glass Cottage
DB103422 10 hours 15 minutes
by RaeAnne Thayne
read by Vanessa Johansson
When Olivia Harper hears that her estranged mother, Juliet, has been seriously injured in a car accident, she packs up her life and heads home to beautiful Cape Sanctuary, California. She hopes to reconnect with her mother and teenage niece, but all three women have secrets. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB103422 The Sea Glass Cottage

Season of the Wolf
DB101405 9 hours 6 minutes
by Maria Vale
read by Erin Jones
The Great North Pack narrowly survived a deadly attack, and alpha Evie is determined to do whatever is necessary to keep her pack safe. Meanwhile, Constantine lost his parents and his humanity on the same devastating day, but now he is developing feelings for Evie. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2020.
DB101405 Season of the Wolf

Rev It Up: Black Knights Inc.
DB102277 8 hours 55 minutes
by Julie Ann Walker
read by Abby Craden
Former SEAL Jake Sommers has always regretted his decision four years ago to break Michelle Carter’s heart. Now he is back, looking to join the Black Knights special ops group run by Michelle’s brother, and determined to get a second chance with the woman he still loves. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.
DB102277 Rev It Up: Black Knights Inc.

If the Boot Fits
DB101915 8 hours 4 minutes
by Rebekah Weatherspoon
read by Maggy Stacy
On Oscar night, personal assistant and aspiring screenwriter Amanda McQueen attends a swanky party and has a one-night stand with handsome actor Sam Pleasant. Sam wants more, and sees his chance when Amanda shows up at his family ranch for a wedding. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2020.
DB101915 If the Boot Fits

Science Fiction

New Madrid Earthquake: A Disaster Thriller
DB103752 9 hours 30 minutes
by Bobby Akart
read by Shawn Hertel
When the New Madrid fault zone generates a series of massive earthquakes, the Atwood and Chandler families must fight to survive. Strong language and some violence. 2020.
DB103752 New Madrid Earthquake: A Disaster Thriller

The Electric Kingdom
DB102222 10 hours 40 minutes
by David Arnold
read by Thérèse Plummer
After a deadly Fly Flu spreads throughout the world, survivors Nico, her dog, young artist Kit, and the mysterious Deliverer roam the earth, seeking to evade the Flies and find a place where life and love can thrive again. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB102222 The Electric Kingdom

Dustborn
DB104193 11 hours 13 minutes
by Erin Bowman
read by Laurie Catherine Winkel
Delta of Dead River sets out to rescue her family from a ruthless dictator rising to power in the wastes, and discovers a secret that will reshape her world. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB104193 Dustborn

Immunity Index
DB104088 10 hours 51 minutes
by Sue Burke
read by Chloe Dolandis
A deadly virus sweeps through America. As three women fight to stay alive, the geneticist who created them races to find a cure and expose the cover-up behind the virus. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104088 Immunity Index

Day Zero
DB104265 8 hours 36 minutes
by C. Robert Cargill
read by Vikas Adam
A groundbreaking legal case in robot rights leads to a violent social uprising in which robots unify and revolt. When the revolution reaches his own home, nannybot Pounce must choose between joining his own kind to fight for freedom or protecting the young boy he serves. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104265 Day Zero

Saga of the Well World, Books 1-4
DB101917 47 hours 52 minutes
by Jack L. Chalker
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
The first four books in the series, published 1977-1980. In Midnight at the Well of Souls, a cargo ship discovers the control planet for the cosmos. Also includes Exiles at the Well of Souls, Quest for the Well of Souls, and The Return of Nathan Brazil. Violence and strong language. 1980.
DB101917 Saga of the Well World, Books 1-4

The Galaxy, and the Ground Within: Wayfarers, Book 4
DB103647 9 hours 58 minutes
by Becky Chambers
read by Rachel Dulude
A freak technological failure halts all traffic to and from the planet of Gora. Three strangers of differing species are thrown together--an exiled artist, a cargo runner, and a mysterious individual trying to help those on the fringes. Sequel to Record of a Spaceborn Few (DB94427). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103647 The Galaxy, and the Ground Within: Wayfarers, Book 4

Please Do Not Ask for Mercy as a Refusal Often Offends
DB103492 9 hours 13 minutes
by Paul Bassett Davies
read by Gregory Maupin
Detective Kilroy is assigned to investigate a brutal murder, but his inquiries lead him to a woman whose secret might overturn Kilroy’s entire world. Kilroy is soon forced to take sides. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2020.
DB103492 Please Do Not Ask for Mercy as a Refusal Often Offends

William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, Books 7-9
DB103738 13 hours 48 minutes
by Ian Doescher
read by George Holmes
Books seven through nine in the series, published 2017-2020. These reimaginings of three episodes of the Star Wars movie franchise as Shakespearean plays include William Shakespeare’s The Force Doth Awaken, William Shakespeare’s Jedi the Last, and William Shakespeare’s The Merry Rise of Skywalker. Sequel to The Jedi Doth Return (DB79826). Some violence. 2020.
DB103738 William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, Books 7-9

The Echo Wife
DB102261 8 hours 28 minutes
by Sarah Gailey
read by Xe Sands
Renowned scientist Evelyn Caldwell’s husband has been having an affair with Evelyn’s own clone. After the clone kills him, both women must face the consequences together. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102261 The Echo Wife

Nophek Gloss: The Graven, Book 1
DB103784 15 hours 12 minutes
by Essa Hansen
read by Stephen Van Doren
After Caiden’s planet is destroyed, his only hope for survival is a crew of misfit aliens who show him that the universe is bigger than he ever imagined. With this new knowledge, Caiden sets out on a quest for revenge across the multiverse. Violence and strong language. 2020.
DB103784 Nophek Gloss: The Graven, Book 1

A Complicated Love Story Set in Space
DB103462 11 hours 5 minutes
by Shaun David Hutchinson
read by various narrators
When sixteen-year-olds Noa, DJ, and Jenny wake up on a spaceship called Qriosity, none of them can remember how they got there. Together, the three face all the dangers of space: murder, aliens, a school dance, and one really bad day. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB103462 A Complicated Love Story Set in Space

Devil in the Device
DB105087 15 hours 9 minutes
by Lora Beth Johnson
read by various narrators
Battling the dangerous forces buried within their minds, Andra and Zhade will have to find a way to work together before two power-hungry leaders and a deadly swarm of rogue technology destroy humanity for good. Sequel to Goddess in the Machine (DB99477). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB105087 Devil in the Device

Switch
DB104169 6 hours 1 minute
by A.S. King
read by A.S. King
Set in a parallel version of America where time has stopped, Truda attempts to untangle her toxic family’s secrets--and maybe restart the world’s clocks in the process. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB104169 Switch

Ashfall Legacy
DB105189 10 hours 54 minutes
by Pittacus Lore
read by Andrew Eiden
Sixteen-year-old half-alien Sydney Chambers leaves Earth to seek his long-missing father and unearths a devastating, centuries-old secret about humanity. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB105189 Ashfall Legacy

Winter’s Orbit
DB102298 15 hours 27 minutes
by Everina Maxwell
read by Raphael Corkhill
Jainan, the widower of the Imperial Prince, is rushed into an arranged marriage with his dead husband’s cousin to avert war. When Jainan is suspected of the Prince’s murder, he must solve the mystery, prevent interplanetary war, and deal with his growing feelings for his new husband. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102298 Winter’s Orbit

The Embers of War, Books 1-2
DB101898 28 hours 16 minutes
by Christopher G. Nuttall
read by Catherine Byers
Books one and two of the series, both published in 2020. In Debt of Honor, peace remains elusive a year after the war against the Theocracy has ended. Kat’s home world is struggling, and she must fight to save the Commonwealth. Also includes Debt of Loyalty. Violence and strong language. 2020.
DB101898 The Embers of War, Books 1-2

Escape from Extinction: An Eco-Genetic Novel
DB103491 9 hours 19 minutes
by Frederic C. Rich
read by Ray Foushee
In this retelling of the Prometheus and Frankenstein stories in the age of genetics, scientists wield powerful tools for editing DNA in order to change the blueprint for humanity, hack evolution, reengineer nature, resurrect extinct species, and create new forms of life. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2020.
DB103491 Escape from Extinction: An Eco-Genetic Novel

Situation Normal
DB103787 15 hours 53 minutes
by Leonard Richardson
read by Stephen Van Doren
Two multi-species superpowers are on the brink of war. As they face off, they find ways to make new friends, new enemies, and new plans that might end the war before it causes the collapse of several civilizations. Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2020.
DB103787 Situation Normal

The Atlantis Gene: The Origin Mystery, Book 1
DB103459 15 hours 47 minutes
by A.G. Riddle
read by Stephen Bel Davies
Off the coast of Antarctica, a research vessel discovers a mysterious structure buried in an iceberg, and a geneticist makes a groundbreaking discovery. When Dr. Kate Warner makes a potentially incredible breakthrough in curing autism, her work might be the key to the next stage of human evolution. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.
DB103459 The Atlantis Gene: The Origin Mystery, Book 1

The Atlantis Plague: The Origin Mystery, Book 2
DB103597 13 hours 10 minutes
by A.G. Riddle
read by Stephen Bel Davies
Humanity faces extinction in the wake of the Atlantis Plague. Those who survive transform at the genetic level with serious consequences. Some hope to buy time to find a solution, but others, like Immari International, hope to let the plague run its course. Sequel to The Atlantis Gene (DB103459). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.
DB103597 The Atlantis Plague: The Origin Mystery, Book 2

The Atlantis World: The Origin Mystery, Book 3
DB103567 9 hours 37 minutes
by A.G. Riddle
read by Stephen Bel Davies
Dr. Kate Warner learns she was wrong about the scope of the pandemic even as humanity faces a new threat, an enemy beyond imagining. Meanwhile, Mary Caldwell’s lifelong search for intelligent life beyond Earth finally pays off. Sequel to The Atlantis Plague (DB103597). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.
DB103567 The Atlantis World: The Origin Mystery, Book 3

The Lost Colony: Long Winter, Book 3
DB103345 9 hours 24 minutes
by A.G. Riddle
read by various narrators
The final survivors of humanity face challenges on a new home world. When the first colony of settlers disappears, James discovers a series of buried spheres he suspects might be connected. Meanwhile, Emma struggles to lead her people to safety. Sequel to The Solar War (DB103316). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB103345 The Lost Colony: Long Winter, Book 3

The Solar War: Long Winter, Book 2
DB103316 12 hours 23 minutes
by A.G. Riddle
read by various narrators
The grid has returned after already decimating Earth’s human population. Now they have a new ultimatum for humanity--evacuate Earth or face total destruction. Sequel to Winter World (DB103426). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB103316 The Solar War: Long Winter, Book 2

Winter World: Long Winter, Book 1
DB103426 11 hours 7 minutes
by A.G. Riddle
read by various narrators
As a new ice age begins on Earth, humanity faces possible extinction. When a space probe discovers a mysterious object that might be the cause, NASA launches a mission to make contact. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB103426 Winter World: Long Winter, Book 1

The Rising Storm
DB104243 15 hours 34 minutes
by Cavan Scott
read by Marc Thompson
Under the leadership of Lina Soh, the expanding peace of the Republic flourishes. As the eyes of the galaxy turn to the Republic Fair, however, the Nihil strike, sowing chaos and exacting revenge. Sequel to Light of the Jedi (DB101984). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB104243 The Rising Storm

Game Changer
DB102231 10 hours 6 minutes
by Neal Shusterman
read by various narrators
All it takes is one hit on the football field, and suddenly Ash’s life doesn’t look quite the way he remembers it. He’s been hit into another dimension, and keeps falling into different universes, each one stranger than the last. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB102231 Game Changer

Light of the Jedi
DB101984 13 hours 37 minutes
by Charles Soule
read by Marc Thompson
In the golden age of the Republic, peace is enforced by the Jedi. When a shocking catastrophe in hyperspace tears a ship to pieces, an entire system is threatened. The Jedi race to the scene and must trust in the Force to see them through. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB101984 Light of the Jedi

The Best of R.A. Lafferty
DB103956 13 hours 0 minutes
edited by Jonathan Strahan
read by Mark Ashby
A posthumously curated collection of the award-winning science fiction author’s short fiction from over the course of his career. Each piece also includes an introduction by other prominent science fiction and fantasy authors, including Neil Gaiman, John Scalzi, Robert Silverberg, Connie Willis, Cat Rambo, Jeff VanderMeer, and others. Strong language and some violence. 2019.
DB103956 The Best of R.A. Lafferty

No Gods, No Monsters
DB105061 9 hours 52 minutes
by Cadwell Turnbull
read by Dion Graham
One October morning, Laina gets the news that her brother has been shot and killed by Boston cops. But what looks like a case of police brutality soon reveals something much stranger. Monsters are real. And they want everyone to know it. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105061 No Gods, No Monsters

Hummingbird Salamander
DB104087 11 hours 39 minutes
by Jeff VanderMeer
read by Lisa Flanagan
Security consultant Jane Smith receives a mysterious envelope from a reputed ecoterrorist containing a key to a storage unit. When Jane removes a taxidermied hummingbird from the unit, events spiral out of control. Jane seeks answers for why she received the envelope before time runs out for her and the world. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104087 Hummingbird Salamander

The Children of the Sky
DB105047 27 hours 45 minutes
by Vernor Vinge
read by Oliver Wyman
Ten years have passed on Tines World, and Ravna and the children have survived the war. Though peace has been established, some humans who seek power are determined to overturn the fledgling civilization that has been built. Sequel to A Deepness in the Sky (DB50698). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.
DB105047 The Children of the Sky

Worlds of Honor, Books 1-3
DB103733 42 hours 26 minutes
by David Weber and others
read by Catherine Byers
The first three books in the series, originally published 1998-2001. In More than Honor, the Harrington family’s tradition of service in defense of the realm is founded, and treecats are discovered. Also includes Worlds of Honor and Changer of Worlds. Some violence. 2001.
DB103733 Worlds of Honor, Books 1-3

Fugitive Telemetry: The Murderbot Diaries
DB103431 4 hours 27 minutes
by Martha Wells
read by Kevin R. Free
When Murderbot discovers a dead body on Preservation Station, it must reluctantly join station security in investigating the victim’s identity and the details of the crime. Sequel to Network Effect (DB100216). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB103431 Fugitive Telemetry: The Murderbot Diaries

The Adjustment
DB105091 10 hours 32 minutes
by Suzanne Young
read by Rebekkah Ross
When Tatum’s boyfriend Weston loses his memories of her in The Program, they decide to undergo the Adjustment, where Tatum’s memories of their time together are implanted into Weston’s mind, but trouble lies ahead when Weston’s emotions do not match the experiences. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2017.
DB105091 The Adjustment

The Complication
DB105092 11 hours 24 minutes
by Suzanne Young
read by Rebekkah Ross
Tatum knows something terrible happened last summer, and with help from the boyfriend she lost, she digs into the past and future of The Program and its handlers, and discovers the true cost of a cure. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.
DB105092 The Complication

The Epidemic
DB102030 9 hours 49 minutes
by Suzanne Young
read by Rebekkah Ross
After learning that her own identity has been a lie, Quinlan searches for answers about her past and discovers a cover-up more chilling than she can imagine. Sequel to The Remedy (DB100068). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016.
DB102030 The Epidemic

Greater Good: The Thrawn Ascendancy, Book 2
DB103415 16 hours 20 minutes
by Timothy Zahn
read by Marc Thompson
Despite Thrawn leading the Chiss to victory, a hidden threat to the Ascendancy remains. When Thrawn and the Expansionary Defense Fleet uncover the enemy plot, they discover that it may be too late to dispel the rivalry and suspicion sown among their allies. Sequel to Chaos Rising (DB100671). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB103415 Greater Good: The Thrawn Ascendancy, Book 2

The Neverness Cycle, Books 2-4
DB103020 88 hours 52 minutes
by David Zindell
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Books two through four of the series, originally published 1992-1998. In The Broken God, young Danlo seeks the person who engineered the disease that killed his entire tribe. Also includes The Wild and War in Heaven. Sequel to Neverness (DB28074). Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1998.
DB103020 The Neverness Cycle, Books 2-4

Short Stories

The Ways of White Folks
DB101929 6 hours 6 minutes
by Langston Hughes
read by James Johnson
Short stories by an outstanding figure of twentieth-century American Black literature that portray the relations between white men and Black men, seen through the Black man’s eyes. Violence and strong language. 1933.
DB101929 The Ways of White Folks

Spies and Espionage

The Kremlin Strike
DB102009 13 hours 21 minutes
by Dale Brown
read by William Dufris
The formidable Iron Wolf Squadron learn that the Russians have built a high-tech space station armed with weaponry capable of vast destruction. The team must take to the skies in advanced space planes to destroy the space station and save the world from the Russians’ plan for dominance. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB102009 The Kremlin Strike

The Island
DB105151 11 hours 9 minutes
by Ben Coes
read by Ari Fliakos
Dewey Andreas goes off the grid following an attack on his life. But when terrorists blow up the bridges and tunnels of Manhattan, take over the island, and target the president, Dewey sneaks into Manhattan to try to stop them. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105151 The Island

Slough House: Slough House, Book 7
DB103894 10 hours 16 minutes
by Mick Herron
read by Gerard Doyle
With Slough House erased from official records and its members dying in unusual circumstances with suspicious frequency, Jackson Lamb fears they might be targets. Meanwhile, a rising populist movement makes London an increasingly dangerous place for those deemed surplus. Sequel to Joe Country (DB103926). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103894 Slough House: Slough House, Book 7

American Traitor: A Pike Logan Novel
DB102075 13 hours 28 minutes
by Brad Taylor
read by Rich Orlow
Pike Logan is on vacation when he learns that his friend and colleague Clifford Delmonty is on the run from Chinese agents. Sequel to Hunter Killer (DB98141). Then, Pike and Jennifer discover Delmonty’s attackers are tied to a larger scheme linked to conflict between China and Taiwan. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB102075 American Traitor: A Pike Logan Novel

Suspense

An Ambush of Widows
DB104181 12 hours 34 minutes
by Jeff Abbott
read by Christine Lakin
After the deaths of cybersecurity expert Henry North and venture capitalist Adam Zhang--two men who had never met, but are found dead together--their widows Kirsten and Flora must uncover the secrets their husbands kept. They must fight suspicions and danger to their own lives. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104181 An Ambush of Widows

The Other Daughter
DB104049 9 hours 44 minutes
by Shalini Boland
read by Elizabeth Rose
Nine years ago, Rachel’s two-and-a-half-year-old daughter Holly was kidnapped. Now, Rachel has rebuilt her life and has a young daughter and new partner. But when she spots a new school parent and her daughter, Rachel is sure the girl is her daughter Holly. Strong language. 2019.
DB104049 The Other Daughter

Another Kind of Eden
DB104908 6 hours 22 minutes
by James Lee Burke
read by Will Patton
1962. Aspiring novelist Aaron Holland Broussard travels the American West via boxcar in search of inspiration and odd jobs. In Denver, he meets Jo Anne McDuffy. Their connection is immediate, but their romance is complicated by Jo Anne’s involvement with a shady professor involved with a drug-addicted cult. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104908 Another Kind of Eden

Avenging Adam: FBI-K9 Series
DB104670 6 hours 51 minutes
by Jodi Burnett
read by Guy Williams
While hiking in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, FBI Special Agent Kendra Dean and her K9 partner discover a dead body stashed in the woods. FBI Special Agent Rick Sanchez hunts a serial killer, and Kendra may have found the latest victim. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2020.
DB104670 Avenging Adam: FBI-K9 Series

Piece of My Heart
DB102066 8 hours 30 minutes
by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke
read by January LaVoy
Television producer Laurie Moran and her fiancé, Alex Buckley, the former host of her investigative television show, are just days away from their mid-August wedding, when things take a dark turn. Alex’s seven-year-old nephew, Johnny, vanishes from the beach. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB102066 Piece of My Heart

The Stranger in the Mirror
DB104277 9 hours 35 minutes
by Liv Constantine
read by various narrators
A few years after she was found bleeding next to a New Jersey highway and rescued, Addison prepares for her wedding day to a wonderful man. But she wonders about her life before the accident--and her lack of memory. Meanwhile, in Boston, Julian searches for his missing wife, Cassandra. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104277 The Stranger in the Mirror

Razorblade Tears
DB104101 12 hours 3 minutes
by S.A. Cosby
read by Adam Lazarre-White
Ike Randolph knows as a Black man to be cautious with the police at your door. He isn’t expecting news of his son Isiah’s murder and that of Isiah’s white husband, Derek. Both victims’ fathers are intent on getting revenge for their sons. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104101 Razorblade Tears

The Saboteurs: An Isaac Bell Adventure
DB103620 11 hours 17 minutes
by Clive Cussler and Jack
read by Scott Brick
Detective Isaac Bell meets a US senator and shortly after saves the man from an assassination attempt. As Bell begins to investigate who is behind the attempt, he finds a group with a larger agenda--one involving the nearly completed Panama Canal. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103620 The Saboteurs: An Isaac Bell Adventure

Girl A
DB102262 12 hours 50 minutes
by Abigail Dean
read by Ell Potter
Lex has tried to live her life quietly after her family’s trauma was splashed across newspapers--where she was only identified as Girl A. After her estranged mother dies in prison, Lex and her siblings must deal with the lingering thrall of a house of horrors. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102262 Girl A

The Final Twist: A Colter Shaw Novel
DB103414 11 hours 9 minutes
by Jeffery Deaver
read by Kaleo Griffith
Colter Shaw is in San Francisco to take on the mission his father began years ago. A missing courier bag holds the evidence that will take down a corporate espionage firm responsible for an untold number of deaths. But it also holds a potentially catastrophic secret. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103414 The Final Twist: A Colter Shaw Novel

The Stolen Hours
DB105148 10 hours 4 minutes
by Allen Eskens
read by various narrators
Lila Nash is settling into her dream job as prosecutor with the Hennepin County attorney and enjoying life with her boyfriend. When a woman is pulled, barely alive, from the Mississippi River, the case turns personal for Lila. As she works for justice, her own dark past haunts her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105148 The Stolen Hours

The Crooked Street
DB104663 12 hours 33 minutes
by Brian Freeman
read by Dwayne Glapion
When San Francisco homicide detective Frost Easton’s estranged friend Denny dies in his arms uttering the word “Lombard,” Frost must find out if Denny’s murderer is a serial killer--or closer to home. Frost is soon drawn into a game of cat-and-mouse with a killer. Violence and strong language. 2019.
DB104663 The Crooked Street

Infinite
DB103204 10 hours 58 minutes
by Brian Freeman
read by Alec Volz
Dylan Moran thinks it’s trauma from losing his wife inducing the visions of himself he keeps seeing. Then a psychiatrist claims a unique treatment he’s undergoing causes parallel universes. Dylan wonders if he can reclaim the life he lost. Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2021.
DB103204 Infinite

Spilled Blood
DB105119 12 hours 27 minutes
by Brian Freeman
read by Joe Barrett
Chris Hawk rushes to his daughter’s side when he finds out that she has been accused of murder. As he tries to uncover what really happened, he realizes he hardly knows her. He wants to believe she’s innocent, but all signs show guilt, and a town is crying for blood. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.
DB105119 Spilled Blood

Before She Disappeared
DB102104 10 hours 4 minutes
by Lisa Gardner
read by Dolly Lewis
Middle-aged recovering alcoholic Frankie Elkin searches for missing people the world has stopped looking for. A new case brings her to Mattapan, a Boston neighborhood where Haitian teenager Angelique Badeau vanished from her high school months earlier. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2021.
DB102104 Before She Disappeared

Choose Me
DB104484 9 hours 37 minutes
by Tess Gerritsen and Gary Braver
read by Joe Wilson
Detective Frankie Loomis is assigned to investigate the suicide of Taryn Moore. But as she digs into Taryn’s life, murder becomes a possibility. One of Taryn’s past love interests, English professor Jack Dorian, finds his problems increasing after Taryn’s death. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2021.
DB104484 Choose Me

Twenty: A Jack Swyteck Novel
DB104955 11 hours 41 minutes
by James Grippando
read by Jonathan Davis
Defense attorney Jack Swyteck receives a message every parent fears. There is an active shooter at his young daughter’s school. His wife, FBI agent Andie Henning, is there, too. They survive, but twenty others don’t. Jack is called in to defend the suspect after anti-Muslim fervor explodes. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104955 Twenty: A Jack Swyteck Novel

A Slow Fire Burning
DB104949 9 hours 22 minutes
by Paula Hawkins
read by Rosamund Pike
When a young man is gruesomely murdered in a London houseboat, three women who knew him find themselves embroiled in the investigation. Laura is the one-night stand last seen in the home. Carla is his grief-stricken aunt. Miriam is his nosy neighbor. Each has secrets she’s hiding. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104949 A Slow Fire Burning

The Third Grave
DB104477 13 hours 44 minutes
by Lisa Jackson
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Crime writer Nikki and her police detective husband Reed are at odds over Nikki’s need to involve herself in police business after a hurricane reveals a hidden grave site. When DNA reveals the two bodies are of missing sisters, Nikki must find the third sister. Violence and strong language. 2021.
DB104477 The Third Grave

The Night She Disappeared
DB105170 11 hours 58 minutes
by Lisa Jewell
read by Joanne Froggatt
After leaving a party on a massive English country estate, a young couple goes missing. A year later, writer Sophie Beck moves into a cottage on the edge of the woods bordering that same estate. While wandering the wood, she stumbles on a potential clue to the missing couple. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105170 The Night She Disappeared

High Stakes
DB104916 11 hours 38 minutes
by Iris Johansen
read by Elizabeth Rogers
Logan Tanner loves his life as a professional gambler traveling the world. But it hides a dark past, which is reopened when he encounters Lara Balkon. Logan is soon drawn into a conflict with two Russian mafia bosses over her. The games they must play soon take them to Vegas. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104916 High Stakes

Serpentine: An Alex Delaware Novel
DB102281 12 hours 13 minutes
by Jonathan Kellerman
read by John Rubenstein
Psychologist Alex Delaware’s best friend, LAPD homicide lieutenant Milo Sturgis, has called Alex in on a case immediately--not a usual occurrence. When Alex and Milo begin investigating the decades-old cold case, buried secrets and current threats are uncovered. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102281 Serpentine: An Alex Delaware Novel

The Other Emily
DB103406 10 hours 9 minutes
by Dean Koontz
read by David Hartley-Margolin
A decade ago, Emily Carlino vanished after her car broke down on a California highway and was presumed to be a victim of a serial killer. Writer David Thorne searches for closure over the love of his life but instead stumbles into something inconceivable. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2021.
DB103406 The Other Emily

The Plot
DB103471 10 hours 46 minutes
by Jean Hanff Korelitz
read by Kirby Heyborne
Jacob Finch Bonner, once a promising young novelist, now teaches in a third-rate MFA program. When a student tells Jacob the plot of his novel, Jacob stews. Then he finds out the student has died. Jacob takes the novel and publishes it--but someone knows about his theft. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103471 The Plot

Not a Happy Family
DB104276 9 hours 14 minutes
by Shari Lapena
read by Ellen Archer
Fred and Sheila Merton may have a large, gorgeous house and the bank account to match, but all their wealth doesn’t protect them from a killer after a fraught Easter dinner with their adult children. But is the killer a stranger or someone closer to home? Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104276 Not a Happy Family

Cross Her Heart
DB104485 9 hours 14 minutes
by Melinda Leigh
read by Laura Hatch
For twenty-five years, Philadelphia homicide detective Bree Taggert has worked to hide away memories of her parents’ murder-suicide. When her younger sister Erin is killed in a manner that echoes the previous nightmare, Bree knows the evidence against her brother-in-law doesn’t add up and investigates. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2020.
DB104485 Cross Her Heart

Discretion
DB105288 10 hours 33 minutes
by Allison Leotta
read by Tavia Gilbert
Assistant US attorney Anna Curtis is called to the scene when a young woman plummets to her death from the balcony of the US Capitol. Evidence points to sexual assault and murder, and the prime suspect is the sole Washington, DC, representative to Congress. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.
DB105288 Discretion

Dream Girl
DB104081 8 hours 56 minutes
by Laura Lippman
read by Jason Culp
Novelist Gerry Andersen is confined to a hospital bed in his high-rise apartment after a freak fall. Dependent on his incurious assistant and dull night nurse, he soon receives a call from a woman claiming to be his most popular character--Aubrey. But who is she really? Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104081 Dream Girl

Bloodline
DB102121 9 hours 27 minutes
by Jess Lourey
read by Lindsey Pierce
In 1968, Minneapolis reporter Joan Harken--newly pregnant and shaken by a mugging--agrees to move with her boyfriend, Deck Schmidt, to his Minnesota hometown where his dad is mayor. But once in Lilydale, Joan slowly discovers the town’s dark side. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2021.
DB102121 Bloodline

Single White Female
DB104537 6 hours 38 minutes
by John Lutz
read by Kristin Allison
After a messy breakup, Allie Jones posts an ad for a roommate. Hedra Carlson seems like the perfect match. But when Hedra starts interfering with Allie’s life and imitating Allie’s looks and mannerisms, Allie realizes danger is closer than she ever imagined. Basis for 1992 movie. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1990.
DB104537 Single White Female

Apples Never Fall
DB104909 18 hours 7 minutes
by Liane Moriarty
read by Caroline Lee
Stan and Joy Delaney have been married for fifty years and have a picture-perfect life. But they’re both miserable. When a stranger--Savannah--knocks on their door asking for help, they welcome her in. But soon Joy is missing, Savannah nowhere to be found, and Stan accused of murder. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104909 Apples Never Fall

Triple Homicide
DB105120 7 hours 32 minutes
by James Patterson and others
read by various narrators
Three novellas set in three series authored or co-authored by James Patterson. “Detective Cross” has Alex Cross facing a bomb threat. “The Medical Examiner” is a case for the Women’s Murder Club. “Manhunt” has Michael Bennett investigating an attack that happened in front of his family. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
DB105120 Triple Homicide

The Sanatorium
DB102076 12 hours 1 minute
by Sarah Pearse
read by Elizabeth Knowelden
On leave from her job as a detective, Elin Warner has no reason to turn down the invitation from her estranged brother Isaac and his fiancée Laure to celebrate their engagement at a remote hotel. But the hotel holds secrets, and when Laure disappears, Elin must find her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102076 The Sanatorium

Bloodless: A Pendergast Novel
DB104910 10 hours 59 minutes
by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
read by William DeMeritt
Agent Pendergast is assigned to investigate a bizarre and gruesome case with his partner, Agent Coldmoon. In Savannah, Georgia, bodies with no blood left in their veins are turning up across the city. Their investigation leads to the fifty-year-old case of skyjacker D.B. Cooper. Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104910 Bloodless: A Pendergast Novel

The Last Odyssey
DB104942 14 hours 5 minutes
by James Rollins
read by Christian Baskous
In the frozen tundra of Greenland, a group of climatologists and archaeologists uncover a medieval ship buried a half mile below the ice. Inside are priceless treasures, including a clockwork map that traces the path of Odysseus’s ship after leaving Troy. It also reveals the entrance to Tartarus. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB104942 The Last Odyssey

Thin Line: The Jack Noble Series, Book 3
DB105049 9 hours 54 minutes
by L.T. Ryan
read by Dennis Holland
Former government assassin Jack Noble is on the trail of a rogue agent marked for termination. His target leads him to New York, Paris, and DC. But Noble discovers that friends can no longer be trusted--while enemies must be. The choices he makes threaten his integrity, conscience, and life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.
DB105049 Thin Line: The Jack Noble Series, Book 3

Harlem Shuffle
DB104914 10 hours 38 minutes
by Colson Whitehead
read by Dion Graham
Ray Carney has worked hard to build a life for himself and his family. But it’s a life in which the cracks of his family’s criminal past are widening. When his cousin Freddie falls in with a vicious crew, he volunteers Ray as a fence, drawing Ray in even deeper. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104914 Harlem Shuffle

Westerns

Texas Kill of the Mountain Man
DB103367 9 hours 17 minutes
by William W. Johnstone and J.A.
read by Jack Garrett
Delbert Catron, a gang leader known as The Professor, and his crazy desperadoes have terrorized and killed Smoke’s old friend Big Jim Conyers in Texas. Intent on avenging his friend’s death, Smoke hunts down Catron and his cronies. Sequel to Savagery of the Mountain Man (DB77003). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB103367 Texas Kill of the Mountain Man

Arizona Territory, Books 3-5
DB101386 27 hours 6 minutes
by John Legg
read by Richard Davidson
Books three through five of the series. In Apache Coffin, after discovering that an Apache man has left a widow and her young son to die, Joe Coffin goes to war with the Apaches. Also includes High Country Showdown and Guns of Apache Springs. Sequel to Arizona Coffin (DB30084). Strong language. 1988.
DB101386 Arizona Territory, Books 3-5

Grizzly Killer, Books 1-3
DB102107 27 hours 29 minutes
by Lane R. Warenski
read by Doug Ramsdell
The first three books in the series, all published in 2017. In The Making of a Mountain Man, a bear attack leaves Zach Connors orphaned in the Utah wilderness. Also includes Under the Blood Moon and The Medicine Wheel. Some violence. 2017.
DB102107 Grizzly Killer, Books 1-3

Grizzly Killer, Books 7-9
DB102693 24 hours 45 minutes
by Lane R. Warenski
read by John Haag
Books seven through nine of the series, published in 2019 and 2020. In The Painted Skull, danger awaits Zach and his family after the trials of a perilous summer. Also includes White Snake and The Trading Post. Sequel to Grizzly Killer, Books 4-6 (DB102389). Some violence. 2020.
DB102693 Grizzly Killer, Books 7-9

Adult Nonfiction

Animals and Wildlife

When Harry Met Minnie: A True Story of Love and Friendship
DB102296 8 hours 40 minutes
by Martha Teichner
read by Martha Teichner
A CBS news correspondent shares how the love of dogs can bond people together. Teichner, owner of a bull terrier named Minnie, was asked by an acquaintance if she would be willing to take care of Harry, a bull terrier owned by a woman dying of cancer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102296 When Harry Met Minnie: A True Story of Love and Friendship

Arts

Craft: An American History
DB104611 15 hours 11 minutes
by Glenn Adamson
read by Doug Ramsdell
A historian and curator examines the history of America through the lens of craft. He shows the contributions artisans have made to society, from colonial times to the maker movement of today. 2021.
DB104611 Craft: An American History

HRH: So Many Thoughts on Royal Style
DB101938 6 hours 15 minutes
by Elizabeth Holmes
read by Kristin Allison
Journalist examines the lives and fashion choices of members of the British royal family--Queen Elizabeth II; Princess Diana; Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge; and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. Holmes analyzes the ways the royals use fashion to convey messages about values, interests, and priorities. 2020.
DB101938 HRH: So Many Thoughts on Royal Style

Astronomy

Fear of a Black Universe: An Outsider’s Guide to the Future of Physics
DB105250 6 hours 33 minutes
by Stephon Alexander
read by Stephon Alexander
Cosmologist argues for the diversification of the field of physics and embracement of outsider points of view in order to advance the field. Alexander uses three principles--invariance, quantum, and emergence--to explore mysteries of physics and advocate for drawing in those with different experiences. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105250 Fear of a Black Universe: An Outsider’s Guide to the Future of Physics

Biography

The Soul of a Woman
DB103366 3 hours 45 minutes
by Isabel Allende
read by Gisela Chípe
The author of Long Petal of the Sea (DB98363) and The House of the Spirits (DB21524) reflects on feminism and what it means to be a woman. She recounts her experiences of 1960s feminism, the trajectory of her career, the ups and downs of her love life, and what she values as a woman. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103366 The Soul of a Woman

By Chance Alone: A Remarkable True Story of Courage and Survival at Auschwitz
DB103594 6 hours 44 minutes
by Max Eisen
read by Mark Ashby
Jewish author recounts his experiences living in a region of Czechoslovakia that was annexed into Hungary, the subsequent Hungarian deportations to Auschwitz-Birkenau, the infamous “death march” in 1945, the painful aftermath of liberation, and his journey of physical and psychological healing. Some violence. 2016.
DB103594 By Chance Alone: A Remarkable True Story of Courage and Survival at Auschwitz

Somebody’s Daughter: A Memoir
DB104167 8 hours 47 minutes
by Ashley C. Ford
read by various narrators
Author reflects on her experiences growing up with an incarcerated father. Recounts her struggles, anxiety, and search for meaning after experiencing sexual assault, particularly after her grandmother reveals the reason for her father’s imprisonment. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB104167 Somebody’s Daughter: A Memoir

Belles on Their Toes
DB102199 7 hours 9 minutes
by Frank B. Gilbreth and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
read by Bill Wallace
This memoir and sequel to Cheaper by the Dozen (DB23282) tells the story of the Gilbreth family. After the death of their father, all twelve of the children must pitch in to help their widowed mother as she takes over the family business and tries to keep the family afloat. 1950.
DB102199 Belles on Their Toes

My Broken Language: A Memoir
DB104244 10 hours 47 minutes
by Quiara Alegría Hudes
read by Quiara Alegría Hudes
The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and co-writer of In the Heights reflects on her experiences growing up with her Puerto Rican family in Philadelphia. Explores her own sense of home, memory, and belonging, and recounts her fight to become an artist in order to capture the world she loved. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104244 My Broken Language: A Memoir

His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope
DB101989 10 hours 33 minutes
by Jon Meacham
read by various narrators
Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Soul of America (DB91082) reflects on the life of civil rights icon and longtime US congressman John Lewis. Recounts Lewis’s lifelong quest for justice in America, examines the philosophies he held dear, and describes the larger impact of his actions. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.
DB101989 His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope

The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation
DB104172 6 hours 54 minutes
by Anna Malaika Tubbs
read by Anna Malaika Tubbs
Celebrates Black motherhood by exploring the stories of three women who raised American icons. Discusses the lives and impacts of Berdis Baldwin and her son James, Alberta King and her son Martin Luther, and Louise Little and her son Malcolm. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104172 The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation

Crying in H Mart: A Memoir
DB103413 7 hours 26 minutes
by Michelle Zauner
read by Michelle Zauner
Author reflects on her experiences growing up Korean American, struggling with expectations, meeting her husband, and losing her mother to cancer. Discusses her journey to forge her own identity and claim the taste, language, and history left to her by her mother. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB103413 Crying in H Mart: A Memoir

Blindness and Physical Disabilities

Sentenced to Blindness - Now What? A Journey from Hopelessness Street to Possibility Road
DB101400 8 hours 48 minutes
by Morten Bonde
read by Stephen Van Doren
Memoir of a former executive at the LEGO Group about his experiences in losing his sight. Diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, by 2016 he realized his sight had changed drastically. He describes his journey from perceived limitations to new possibilities. Translated from the 2019 Danish edition. Some strong language. 2020.
DB101400 Sentenced to Blindness - Now What? A Journey from Hopelessness Street to Possibility Road

Business and Economics

An Extraordinary Time: The End of the Postwar Boom and the Return of the Ordinary Economy
DB101887 11 hours 55 minutes
by Marc Levinson
read by Gregory Maupin
Economist and former editor for The Economist presents an analysis of the impact of the ending of the postwar economic boom. Levinson discusses the social impacts, growing distrust in governments at all levels, and political swings to the right. 2016.
DB101887 An Extraordinary Time: The End of the Postwar Boom and the Return of the Ordinary Economy

The Antisocial Network: The GameStop Short Squeeze and the Ragtag Group of Amateur Traders That Brought Wall Street to Its Knees
DB105076 7 hours 29 minutes
by Ben Mezrich
read by Fajer Al-Kaisi
Author of Bringing Down the House (DB55333) and Bitcoin Billionaires (DB95472) presents an analysis of a concerted effort--run through the social network Reddit--to take down one of the biggest hedge funds on Wall Street. Profiles the personalities involved and impact of the effort. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105076 The Antisocial Network: The GameStop Short Squeeze and the Ragtag Group of Amateur Traders That Brought Wall Street to Its Knees

Media Capture: How Money, Digital Platforms, and Governments Control the News
DB104398 12 hours 13 minutes
edited by Anya Schiffrin
read by Mark Ashby
Sixteen essays exploring the intersections of journalism, media, government, and technology across the globe. Topics include the rise of Silicon Valley, the decrease in local journalism outlets, the rise and fall of blogging, the role of funding, and defending the role of independent journalism. 2021.
DB104398 Media Capture: How Money, Digital Platforms, and Governments Control the News

Career and Job Training

Let’s Talk: Make Effective Feedback Your Superpower
DB102241 7 hours 37 minutes
by Therese Huston
read by Therese Huston
Guide to developing effective personnel management skills as a supervisor. Topics include framing feedback, identifing areas of development for employees, and reducing your stress. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102241 Let’s Talk: Make Effective Feedback Your Superpower

Computers

The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win
DB104490 11 hours 59 minutes
by Gene Kim and others
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Guide to best practices of software development and IT operations, presented in parable form. Bill, IT manager at Parts Unlimited, is tasked with rescuing a project critical to the business’s future in the time frame of ninety days. With the philosophy of a prospective board member, Bill tackles his mission. Some strong language. 2018.
DB104490 The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win

Video Chatting for Seniors: In Easy Steps
DB104705 3 hours 38 minutes
by Nick Vandome
read by Mark Ashby
Guide to using video chatting services and devices to connect with others. Topics include ways of connecting to the Internet to use services, which apps allow for video chatting, etiquette, managing chats with individuals and groups, combining text chat with video chat, and making audio-only calls using video services. 2021.
DB104705 Video Chatting for Seniors: In Easy Steps

Consumerism

Common Sense: The Investor’s Guide to Equality, Opportunity, and Growth
DB102257 3 hours 54 minutes
by Joel Greenblatt
read by Barry Abrams
Author of You Can Be a Stock Market Genius (DB45300) uses the construct of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense (DB66685) to present proposals intended to develop systems that are more economically and racially equitable. Topics include education, technology, and government policies. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB102257 Common Sense: The Investor’s Guide to Equality, Opportunity, and Growth

Cooking

Modern Comfort Food: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
DB101418 4 hours 37 minutes
by Ina Garten
read by Colleen Delany
Collection of recipes by the author of Cook Like a Pro (DB93340) that are geared to evoke an emotionally satisfying experience. Suggests ingredients which support the experiential nature of the food. Courses include cocktails, lunch, dinner, vegetables and sides, dessert, and breakfast. 2020.
DB101418 Modern Comfort Food: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook

Gordon Ramsay Quick and Delicious: 100 Recipes to Cook in 30 Minutes or Less
DB101414 4 hours 37 minutes
by Gordon Ramsay
read by Peter Holdway
Chef and host of Hell’s Kitchen, MasterChef, and MasterChef Junior presents recipes intended to be made and served within half an hour. Includes tips for saving time in the kitchen. Categories include soups, salads, seafood, meat, meat-free entrees, pasta, grains, dips, side dishes, and desserts. 2019.
DB101414 Gordon Ramsay Quick and Delicious: 100 Recipes to Cook in 30 Minutes or Less

The Pepper Thai Cookbook: Family Recipes from Everyone’s Favorite Thai Mom
DB104027 5 hours 59 minutes
by Pepper Teigen and Garrett Snyder
read by Carol Jacobanis
Mother of model Chrissy Teigen and mother-in-law of singer John Legend presents a collection of recipes drawing on her childhood growing up in Thailand and cooking for her American-born children and grandchildren. Recipe categories include snacks, salads, family specialties, vegetables, leftovers, curries and stews, and dessert. 2021.
DB104027 The Pepper Thai Cookbook: Family Recipes from Everyone’s Favorite Thai Mom

Vegan, Vegetarian, Omnivore: Dinner for Everyone at the Table
DB104400 11 hours 12 minutes
by Anna Thomas
read by Eva Wilhelm
Collection of recipes designed to be adapted among vegan, vegetarian, and omnivore dietary needs. Includes a guide on navigating holiday gathering menus. Categories include appetizers and spreads, condiments, salads, soup, pasta, grains, stuffed vegetables, pizza and savory pies, vegetables, beans, fish and meat, and desserts. 2016.
DB104400 Vegan, Vegetarian, Omnivore: Dinner for Everyone at the Table

Sam the Cooking Guy: Recipes with Intentional Leftovers
DB101925 3 hours 43 minutes
by Sam Zien
read by David DeBoy
Collection of recipes that are designed to intentionally create and make use of leftovers. Focus ingredients include meatballs, brisket, chili, meatloaf, steak, pork, chicken, salmon, vegetables, fries, mashed potatoes, and bread. Provides recipe for the base ingredient and three to six recipes using the leftovers. Some strong language. 2020.
DB101925 Sam the Cooking Guy: Recipes with Intentional Leftovers

Crime

Dancing with the Devil: Confessions of an Undercover Agent
DB103980 11 hours 33 minutes
by Louis Diaz and Neal Hirschfeld
read by Bill Wallace
Memoir of former undercover agent with the Drug Enforcement Agency who spent part of his early life participating in organized crime, which ran rampant in the neighborhood where he grew up. Discusses cases he was involved in, including crime boss Nicky Barnes and the Medellín cartel. Violence and strong language. 2010.
DB103980 Dancing with the Devil: Confessions of an Undercover Agent

Killing the Mob: The Fight against Organized Crime in America
DB103537 10 hours 8 minutes
by Bill O’Reilly and Martin
read by Robert Petkoff
Authors of Killing England (DB89045) and Killing the SS (DB92889) investigate organized crime in the United States between 1930 and 1990. Subjects include Bonnie & Clyde, John Dillinger, the Mafia Commission, the “Five Families,” J. Edgar Hoover, and Jimmy Hoffa. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB103537 Killing the Mob: The Fight against Organized Crime in America

The Dope: The Real History of the Mexican Drug Trade
DB105117 17 hours 51 minutes
by Benjamin T. Smith
read by John Curless
Historian investigates the drug trade in Mexico over a period of one hundred years. Profiles prominent figures and everyday agricultural workers, examines the economic benefits and human costs of trafficking, and illustrates the complex dynamics driving the trade in the twenty-first century. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105117 The Dope: The Real History of the Mexican Drug Trade

Diet and Nutrition

The Diet-Free Revolution: 10 Steps to Free Yourself from the Diet Cycle with Mindful Eating and Radical Self-Acceptance
DB104644 9 hours 22 minutes
by Alexis Conason
read by Kristin Allison
Clinical psychologist presents a ten-step approach to developing habits around mindful eating. Topics include addressing myths surrounding food and diets, changing your mindset about nutrition, understanding connections between emotions and eating, and connecting your mind to your body and listening to your body’s signals. 2021.
DB104644 The Diet-Free Revolution: 10 Steps to Free Yourself from the Diet Cycle with Mindful Eating and Radical Self-Acceptance

The Mediterranean Diet Cookbook for Beginners: Meal Plans, Expert Guidance & 100 Recipes to Get You Started
DB101928 6 hours 13 minutes
by Elena Paravantes
read by Eva Wilhelm
Featuring a balance of vegetables, grains, fruit, generous portions of olive oil, and occasional servings of meat and fish, this cookbook includes a fourteen-day meal plan, recipes with nutrition information, and guidance on shopping for the ingredients and adopting the Mediterranean lifestyle for overall wellbeing. 2020.
DB101928 The Mediterranean Diet Cookbook for Beginners: Meal Plans, Expert Guidance & 100 Recipes to Get You Started

Gardening

Container and Fragrant Gardens: How to Enliven Spaces with Containers and Make the Most of Scented Plants
DB102200 4 hours 2 minutes
by Peter Loewer
read by Bill Wallace
A guide to creating an aromatic garden or an indoor haven of perfumed houseplants. In addition to highlighting classic annuals, bulbs, perennials, vines, and woody plants that are fragrant and that do well in containers, this offers straightforward garden care advice. 2020.
DB102200 Container and Fragrant Gardens: How to Enliven Spaces with Containers and Make the Most of Scented Plants

Government and Politics

Dawn of the Code War: America’s Battle against Russia, China, and the Rising Global Cyber Threat
DB103922 17 hours 1 minute
by John P. Carlin and Garrett M.
read by Kevin Stillwell
Former assistant attorney general discusses the role of cyber warfare in global politics. Details how the Justice Department and the FBI track down hackers, online terrorist recruiters, and spies and explains the impact of this growing area of conflict on American economics and politics. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
DB103922 Dawn of the Code War: America’s Battle against Russia, China, and the Rising Global Cyber Threat

The Churchill Myths
DB104364 7 hours 35 minutes
by Steven Fielding and others
read by Stephen Van Doren
Examines Winston Churchill’s portrayal in social memory and the ways politicians have used conceptualizations of him to further their own ends. Discusses Churchill’s legacy in the context of Brexit, particularly how parties on either side of the debate used elements of Churchill’s words and character to argue for their views. Some strong language. 2020.
DB104364 The Churchill Myths

Battle of Brothers: William and Harry; The Inside Story of a Family in Tumult
DB103291 10 hours 8 minutes
by Robert Lacey
read by Stephen Van Doren
Biographer who wrote Sir Walter Ralegh (DB11467) explores the relationship between Prince William and Prince Harry throughout their childhood and as adults. Reflects on their former closeness and later estrangement, as well as the role that their vastly different futures may have played in their dynamic. 2020.
DB103291 Battle of Brothers: William and Harry; The Inside Story of a Family in Tumult

Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power
DB103418 13 hours 45 minutes
by Susan Page
read by Susan Page
In-depth biography of the life, career, and political impact of the first female Speaker of the House. Recounts Nancy Pelosi’s background, her late entrance into politics, and her many clashes with former president Trump. Features interviews with Pelosi and those who know her best. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB103418 Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power

Don’t Lie to Me: And Stop Trying to Steal Our Freedom
DB104475 9 hours 31 minutes
by Jeanine Pirro
read by Mary March
Author of Liars, Leakers, and Liberals (DB91912) criticizes President Trump’s detractors. Addresses the first impeachment inquiry, the military, the pandemic, and the road to the 2020 presidential election. Strong language. 2020.
DB104475 Don’t Lie to Me: And Stop Trying to Steal Our Freedom

American Kompromat: How the KGB Cultivated Donald Trump, and Related Tales of Sex, Greed, Power, and Treachery
DB103641 12 hours 26 minutes
by Craig Unger
read by Jason Culp
Argues that compromising information was used by Russia to cultivate Donald Trump as an asset. Draws on interviews with high-level sources, FBI investigations, police investigations, and news articles in English, Russian, and Ukrainian. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103641 American Kompromat: How the KGB Cultivated Donald Trump, and Related Tales of Sex, Greed, Power, and Treachery

Home Management

Crisis Preparedness Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Home Storage and Physical Survival; 3rd Edition
DB104048 22 hours 3 minutes
by Patricia Spigarelli Aston and Jack A. Spigarelli
read by Laura Hatch
Advice for ensuring safety and survival when faced with disasters. Describes how to identify crisis risk, create a preparedness plan, store essentials, handle communication and sanitation issues, and more. Bestseller. 2020.
DB104048 Crisis Preparedness Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Home Storage and Physical Survival; 3rd Edition

The Paper Solution: What to Shred, What to Save, and How to Stop It from Taking Over Your Life
DB101992 8 hours 2 minutes
by Lisa Woodruff
read by various narrators
The founder of Organize365 provides a step-by-step guide for managing personal paperwork, including what to shred, what to save, and how to sort what remains. Also discusses daily and weekly strategies to keep matters under control. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB101992 The Paper Solution: What to Shred, What to Save, and How to Stop It from Taking Over Your Life

Human Relationships

A Carnival of Snackery: Diaries (2003-2020)
DB105286 17 hours 12 minutes
by David Sedaris
read by various narrators
This collection of curated diary entries, sequel to Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) (DB88081), covers the next seventeen years of the humorist’s life. Many entries discuss the weird and wonderful people he has encountered while on book tours around the world. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105286 A Carnival of Snackery: Diaries (2003-2020)

Language

Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism
DB104075 8 hours 24 minutes
by Amanda Montell
read by Ann Marie Gideon
Analyzes the social science of cult influence and the ways that cultish groups use language as a form of power and manipulation. Groups discussed range from Jonestown and Scientology to SoulCycle and social media gurus. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104075 Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism

LGBT Issues

Gay Bar: Why We Went Out
DB102233 7 hours 54 minutes
by Jeremy Atherton Lin
read by Jeremy Atherton Lin
Author reflects on the hangouts of his life, tracing a personal queer cultural history. Describes the bars, pubs, dives, tunnels, dungeons, and alleys as well as the police raids and riots and one night that changed his life forever. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB102233 Gay Bar: Why We Went Out

Literature

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life
DB103448 15 hours 30 minutes
by George Saunders
read by various narrators
Booker Prize-winning author delves into a class he teaches to MFA students on writing short stories that focuses on the Russian authors Chekhov, Turgenev, Tolstoy, and Gogol. This collection of seven essays examines how fiction works and its relevance in turbulent times. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB103448 A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life

Marriage and Sex

What Makes a Marriage Last: 40 Celebrated Couples Share with Us the Secrets to a Happy Life
DB102295 19 hours 58 minutes
by Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue
read by various narrators
The married authors turn to forty famous couples and interview them about their enduring marriages, seeking advice about how they have fostered a lasting partnership. Includes advice from Sting, Billy Crystal, Judge Judy, Elton John, John McEnroe, Bob Woodward, and many other celebrities and their spouses. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB102295 What Makes a Marriage Last: 40 Celebrated Couples Share with Us the Secrets to a Happy Life

Medicine and Health

Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence
DB105068 6 hours 14 minutes
by Anna Lembke
read by Anna Lembke
Psychiatrist explains the science behind the human drive to experience dopamine--a chemical produced in the brain associated with pleasure. Topics include the neuroscience of gratification, stimuli of dopamine, and research showing the need to regulate dopamine in our bodies. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105068 Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence

The Premonition: A Pandemic Story
DB103420 11 hours 29 minutes
by Michael Lewis
read by Adenrele Ojo
Author of The Fifth Risk (DB93357) and The Undoing Project (DB87002) examines the work of scientists and pandemics experts who worked to spread the word and respond to COVID-19. Profiles include a secret group of doctors with world-class pedigrees. Strong language. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB103420 The Premonition: A Pandemic Story

E.R. Nurses: True Stories from America’s Greatest Unsung Heroes
DB105256 7 hours 26 minutes
by James Patterson and
read by various narrators
Profiles nurses specializing in emergency medicine. Divides stories into the day, night, and flight shifts. Nurses share moments that are humorous, saddening, and empathetic. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105256 E.R. Nurses: True Stories from America’s Greatest Unsung Heroes

Music

Sonic Boom: The Impossible Rise of Warner Bros. Records, from Hendrix to Fleetwood Mac to Madonna to Prince
DB102248 10 hours 43 minutes
by Peter Ames Carlin
read by David de Vries
A music biographer tells the story of the Warner Brothers record label. Founded in 1958, the label took off when Mo Ostin took the reins in the 1960s. Includes behind-the-scenes of the label’s many successes, from the Grateful Dead and Jimi Hendrix to Van Halen and Madonna. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102248 Sonic Boom: The Impossible Rise of Warner Bros. Records, from Hendrix to Fleetwood Mac to Madonna to Prince

Billie Eilish
DB103334 1 hour 55 minutes
by Billie Eilish
read by various narrators
Memoir of a pop music star. Eilish tells of her childhood, her life on tour, and more. Her 2019 album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? was recorded by Eilish and her brother in their home and went on to win all the major Grammy categories in 2020. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103334 Billie Eilish

Mosaic: Pieces of My Life So Far
DB101944 5 hours 19 minutes
by Amy Grant
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Memoir of a popular Christian music artist. Reveals her thoughts about her experiences and the people who have touched her life. Told in non-chronological vignettes, she muses on motherhood, marriage to fellow performer Vince Gill, music, faith, family, fame, and more. 2007.
DB101944 Mosaic: Pieces of My Life So Far

Looking to Get Lost: Adventures in Music and Writing
DB102270 17 hours 58 minutes
by Peter Guralnick
read by Jim Meskimen
Personal essays and music profiles collected from the long career of music critic and journalist Guralnick, author of books including Last Train to Memphis (DB40087). Covers artists from a wide range of music genres, such as Ray Charles, Tammy Wynette, Eric Clapton, Bill Monroe, and Howlin’ Wolf. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB102270 Looking to Get Lost: Adventures in Music and Writing

Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics
DB102063 5 hours 22 minutes
by Dolly Parton and Robert K.
read by Dolly Parton
Working with a music journalist, country music legend and singer-songwriter Dolly Parton brings readers an annotated collection of lyrics from 175 of her songs. She reveals the personal stories and memories that have inspired sixty years of songwriting. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.
DB102063 Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics

Nature and the Environment

In the Shadow of a Rainbow: The True Story of a Friendship between Man and Wolf
DB104371 4 hours 47 minutes
by Robert Franklin Leslie
read by Stephen Van Doren
Chronicle of the experiences of Gregory Tah-Kloma and his relationship and adventures with a pack of wolves and their female leader between 1964 and 1967. Discusses the changing environment in the Pacific Northwest and the impacts on wildlife. Some strong language. 1974.
DB104371 In the Shadow of a Rainbow: The True Story of a Friendship between Man and Wolf

This Is Your Mind on Plants
DB104170 7 hours 40 minutes
by Michael Pollan
read by Michael Pollan
Author of How to Change Your Mind (DB91080) explores three plant-based drugs which cause a psychoactive reaction in humans--opium, caffeine, and mescaline. Topics include the cultural norms for consumption or avoidance of consumption, reasons for consciousness-shifting, and laws surrounding the drugs. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104170 This Is Your Mind on Plants

Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest
DB103536 12 hours 16 minutes
by Suzanne Simard
read by Suzanne Simard
Ecologist presents trees as part of the cycle of life and their participation in the social communication network of forests. Topics include tree evolution, perception of other trees, announcing warnings and providing defense, and the concept of Mother Trees. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103536 Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest

Occult and Astrology

The Dream Interpretation Handbook: A Guide and Dictionary to Unlock the Meanings of Your Dreams
DB103645 3 hours 41 minutes
by Karen Frazier
read by Erica Sullivan
Introduces the dream interpretation process, with guidance for decoding the plotlines and connections within your dreams. Explores the symbolism behind colors, numbers, and common tropes like falling, drowning, and being chased. Gives advice to applying symbols to your life, and includes a dream dictionary. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB103645 The Dream Interpretation Handbook: A Guide and Dictionary to Unlock the Meanings of Your Dreams

Philosophy

Like Streams to the Ocean: Notes on Ego, Love, and the Things That Make Us Who We Are
DB102269 7 hours 11 minutes
by Jedidiah Jenkins
read by Jedidiah Jenkins
Author of To Shake the Sleeping Self (DB92715) identifies seven topics an individual must ponder in order to live what he views as a deeply considered life: ego, family, work, love, nature, death, and the soul. He then reflects on his own experiences to this end. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB102269 Like Streams to the Ocean: Notes on Ego, Love, and the Things That Make Us Who We Are

The Death of Adam: Essays on Modern Thought
DB103372 9 hours 52 minutes
by Marilynne Robinson
read by Kerry Dukin
Author of novels including Gilead (DB59561) presents essays on religion, history, and the state of society. The topic of John Calvin and Calvinism comes up in the introduction, as well as in particular essays including “McGuffey and the Abolitionists,” “Puritans and Prigs,” and “Marguerite de Navarre.” 1998.
DB103372 The Death of Adam: Essays on Modern Thought

Poetry

Again the Far Morning: New and Selected Poems
DB103628 2 hours 14 minutes
by N. Scott Momaday
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Author of The Ancient Child (DB31195) and The Man Made of Words (DB46821) presents a collection of previously published--from 1974 to 1999--and new poems. Works explore Kiowa myths and ones from other Native American traditions. Newer poems reflect on mortality. 2011.
DB103628 Again the Far Morning: New and Selected Poems

Psychology and Self-Help

One Decision: The First Step to a Better Life
DB102246 6 hours 3 minutes
by Mike Bayer
read by various narrators
A life coach looks at the thousands of decisions we make every day. He stresses that the most important one is the decision to know who you are, to be who you are, and express yourself authentically. He gives tools to transform obstacles into new opportunities. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB102246 One Decision: The First Step to a Better Life

Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know
DB102252 6 hours 43 minutes
by Adam Grant
read by Adam Grant
Organizational psychologist examines the critical art of rethinking: learning to question your opinions and open other people’s minds, which can position you for excellence at work and wisdom in life. Examines reasons why people hesitate to rethink their opinions and argues for the value of mental flexibility. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB102252 Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know

The Anxiety First Aid Kit: Quick Tools for Extreme, Uncertain Times
DB101909 3 hours 28 minutes
by Rick Hanson and
read by Dwayne Glapion
A team of mental health experts gives advice for those suffering from anxiety. Describes scenarios of possible stressful situations and offers healthy responses to each, including anxiety related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Also gives tips to making lifestyle changes to improve your mental health and increase resilience. 2020.
DB101909 The Anxiety First Aid Kit: Quick Tools for Extreme, Uncertain Times

Stop Self-Sabotage: Six Steps to Unlock Your True Motivation, Harness Your Willpower, and Get Out of Your Own Way
DB104951 7 hours 37 minutes
by Judy Ho
read by Emily Woo Zeller
Clinical psychologist looks at why people do things that undermine their best interests and intentions. Suggests methods for stopping self-sabotage, including how to identify your triggers, modify your thoughts and behaviors, find your true motivation, and unlock your willpower. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB104951 Stop Self-Sabotage: Six Steps to Unlock Your True Motivation, Harness Your Willpower, and Get Out of Your Own Way

Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess: 5 Simple, Scientifically Proven Steps to Reduce Anxiety, Stress, and Toxic Thinking
DB103921 8 hours 6 minutes
by Caroline Leaf
read by Caroline Leaf
Neuroscientist offers steps to help readers overcome the unhealthy thinking habits that contribute to anxiety, depression, and intrusive thoughts, and replace them with positive thinking that leads to health, happiness, and success. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103921 Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess: 5 Simple, Scientifically Proven Steps to Reduce Anxiety, Stress, and Toxic Thinking

What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing
DB103447 9 hours 7 minutes
by Oprah Winfrey and Bruce D. Perry
read by various narrators
Collaboration between Winfrey and a psychiatrist specializing in childhood trauma. They begin from the premise that when questioning our emotions, it’s easy to place the blame on ourselves. Instead, they suggest that readers need to understand their past to build a future. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB103447 What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing

Religion

When Less Becomes More: Making Space for Slow, Simple & Good
DB102156 3 hours 43 minutes
by Emily Ley
read by various narrators
Author of A Simplified Life (DB88953) presents a guide to addressing feelings of burnout by focusing on eliminating what makes you feel frenzied and creating space for activities that are less rushed and fill you with joy. Topics addressed include technology, wellness, and faith. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB102156 When Less Becomes More: Making Space for Slow, Simple & Good

The Daniel Prayer: Prayer That Moves Heaven and Changes Nations
DB102005 6 hours 12 minutes
by Anne Graham Lotz
read by Anne Graham Lotz
Author of Why? (DB60426) presents a guide to developing a Christian prayer habit using the Old Testament prophet Daniel as inspiration. Topics covered include preparation, determining what to ask for, recognizing when God has answered you, and creating patterns to help focus your prayers. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.
DB102005 The Daniel Prayer: Prayer That Moves Heaven and Changes Nations

Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope
DB103485 5 hours 26 minutes
by Esau McCaulley
read by Esau McCaulley
Theologian analyzes the practice of Bible reading and interpretation in traditional Black churches. McCaulley advocates a reading of scripture from the perspective of Black church tradition to connect with a rich faith history and address social justice issues of the twenty-first century. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB103485 Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope

Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives
DB103489 6 hours 5 minutes
by Dan Millman
read by Dan Millman
Combination of memoir and narrative fiction to relate Millman’s faith journey after meeting his spiritual guides Socrates and Joy. Millman shares the philosophy taught to him to be a peaceful warrior, and the ways it impacted him and helped him grow. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2000.
DB103489 Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives

Science and Technology

Life after Gravity: Isaac Newton’s London Career
DB103526 12 hours 25 minutes
by Patricia Fara
read by Laura Giannarelli
Reveals Isaac Newton’s years spent in London. Discusses his tenure as president of London’s Royal Society, service as Master of the Mint, and his business ventures--including in the trade of enslaved humans. Explores life in the capital of Great Britain and the United Kingdom for privileged men. Some descriptions of sex. 2021.
DB103526 Life after Gravity: Isaac Newton’s London Career

The Data Detective: Ten Easy Rules to Make Sense of Statistics
DB102040 10 hours 26 minutes
by Tim Harford
read by Tim Harford
Economist presents a guide to better understanding statistics. Topics include addressing suspicions around statistics, recognizing the underlying meaning of them, and perceiving the ways human behavior are illustrated by them. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102040 The Data Detective: Ten Easy Rules to Make Sense of Statistics

The Grand Biocentric Design: How Life Creates Reality
DB103338 8 hours 21 minutes
by Robert Lanza and
read by Peter Ganim
Medical doctor Lanza, theoretical physicist Pavsic, and astronomer Berman present the theory of biocentrism which posits that life creates reality. Discusses the history of physics and prominent theories like Quantum Theory, examines consciousness in humans and animals, and what it means to construct reality. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB103338 The Grand Biocentric Design: How Life Creates Reality

The Science of Can and Can’t: A Physicist’s Journey through the Land of Counterfactuals
DB103348 7 hours 36 minutes
by Chiara Marletto
read by Katharine Lee McEwan
Physicist proposes that facts are often left out of fundamental scientific explanations because they are facts about what could be--known as counterfactuals. Discusses the ways these counterfactuals can be developed in order to deliver next-generation information-processing devices and to design artificial intelligence. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103348 The Science of Can and Can’t: A Physicist’s Journey through the Land of Counterfactuals

Geniuses at War: Bletchley Park, Colossus, and the Dawn of the Digital Age
DB103924 5 hours 46 minutes
by David A. Price
read by John Lee
Profile of the development of what is considered to be the first programmable, electric, digital computer--Colossus--at Bletchley Park during World War II. Topics include the personalities involved, the wartime intelligence needs driving the development, and engineering feats achieved. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103924 Geniuses at War: Bletchley Park, Colossus, and the Dawn of the Digital Age

Social Sciences

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man
DB103446 4 hours 38 minutes
by Emmanuel Acho
read by various narrators
The host of a similarly titled viral video series discusses the concepts of systemic racism in America, white privilege, cultural appropriation, and more. Examines the need for compassionate and understanding discussion when exploring such fraught yet essential subjects. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB103446 Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man

You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience
DB103353 6 hours 39 minutes
edited by Tarana Burke and Brené Brown
read by various narrators
A group of Black writers, organizers, artists, academics, and cultural figures discuss Black vulnerability, shame resilience, trauma in the face of white supremacy, and healing. Includes essays from Kiese Laymon, Imani Perry, Laverne Cox, Jason Reynolds, Austin Channing Brown, and others. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB103353 You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience

Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do
DB103569 10 hours 27 minutes
by Jennifer L. Eberhardt
read by Jennifer L. Eberhardt
Discusses racial disparities and the role that cultural institutions play in creating, magnifying, and maintaining those inequities. Offers stories, science, strategies, and tools to address societal biases. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB103569 Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do

Madam C.J. Walker’s Gospel of Giving: Black Women’s Philanthropy during Jim Crow
DB103965 12 hours 27 minutes
by Tyrone McKinley Freeman
read by Susan Spain
Recounts the life, work, and philanthropy of America’s first self-made female millionaire in the early 1900s, the African American founder of a beauty empire. Compares her life before and after her success, discusses her activism, and details her road to success. 2020.
DB103965 Madam C.J. Walker’s Gospel of Giving: Black Women’s Philanthropy during Jim Crow

The Anthropocene Reviewed: Essays on a Human-Centered Planet
DB103903 10 hours 6 minutes
by John Green
read by John Green
Personal essays adapted and expanded from a podcast that revoew the contradictions found within humanity. Discusses how mankind is both far too powerful and not nearly powerful enough and covers topics ranging from the QWERTY keyboard to Canada geese. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB103903 The Anthropocene Reviewed: Essays on a Human-Centered Planet

Soul City: Race, Equality, and the Lost Dream of an American Utopia
DB102282 12 hours 41 minutes
by Thomas Healy
read by Larry Herron
Recounts Floyd McKissick’s attempt to build a city in rural North Carolina dedicated to racial equality. Describes the planning process, obstacles the project faced, and the city’s shuttering after just a decade. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102282 Soul City: Race, Equality, and the Lost Dream of an American Utopia

Halfway Home: Race, Punishment, and the Afterlife of Mass Incarceration
DB102236 8 hours 18 minutes
by Reuben Jonathan Miller
read by Cary Hite
Sociologist examines the American justice system and asserts that its structure does not facilitate rehabilitation, keeping many impoverished, unstable, and disenfranchised. Describes the lifelong burden of even a single arrest and the ways many individuals are fighting for change. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB102236 Halfway Home: Race, Punishment, and the Afterlife of Mass Incarceration

Last Best Hope: America in Crisis and Renewal
DB104090 6 hours 42 minutes
by George Packer
read by George Packer
Explores dominant social and political narratives in early twenty-first century American life that address politics, capitalism, racism, social inequality, and more. Argues that these narratives cannot sustain democracy and theorizes how America might move past injustice and divisions. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104090 Last Best Hope: America in Crisis and Renewal

You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories about Racism
DB102254 5 hours 24 minutes
by Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar
read by various narrators
A writer and performer on Late Night with Seth Meyers and host of The Amber Ruffin Show and her sister relay absurd anecdotes of everyday experiences of racism they have encountered. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB102254 You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories about Racism

How to Argue with a Racist: What Our Genes Do (and Don’t) Say about Human Difference
DB102138 6 hours 5 minutes
by Adam Rutherford
read by various narrators
Author of Creation (DB80022) and A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived (DB89706) presents an argument against the use of genetics and genetic information for the support of racist views, practices, and policies. Provides information on what can and cannot be determined by genetics. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB102138 How to Argue with a Racist: What Our Genes Do (and Don’t) Say about Human Difference

Not Quite Not White: Losing and Finding Race in America
DB104158 6 hours 23 minutes
by Sharmila Sen
read by Gabriella Cavallero
A first-generation immigrant from India, the author describes the struggles she faced with her own racial identification when she was asked to describe herself as either white or Black. She discusses her attempts to assimilate and the difficult questions she processed about her own identity and background. 2018.
DB104158 Not Quite Not White: Losing and Finding Race in America

Stranger Faces
DB102027 4 hours 21 minutes
by Namwali Serpell
read by Erin Jones
Professor of English at Harvard University presents five essays--intended for lectures--meditating on faces, the presentation of self in physical and digital spaces, and perceptions of meaning. Topics include Joseph Merrick, Hannah Crafts, Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, Grizzly Man, and the term e-faced. Some violence and some strong language. 2020.
DB102027 Stranger Faces

How to Make a Slave and Other Essays
DB101914 5 hours 6 minutes
by Jerald Walker
read by Dwayne Glapion
Essays exploring identity, family, community, and more through the lens of race. Topics include racial biases in the medical profession, the complicated legacy of Michael Jackson, breaking free of stereotypes, and more through a blend of personal revelation and cultural critique. 2020.
DB101914 How to Make a Slave and Other Essays

Sports and Recreation

Sidecountry: Tales of Death and Life from the Back Roads of Sports
DB105115 10 hours 22 minutes
by John Branch
read by Charles Constant
Collection from a sports journalist known for stories of the offbeat in the sporting world, from alligator hunting to wingsuit flying. Included are “Snow Fall,” about an avalanche that trapped skiers in Washington state, and “Children of the Cube,” about a Rubik’s Cube contest he attended with his son. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105115 Sidecountry: Tales of Death and Life from the Back Roads of Sports

Sprinting through No Man’s Land: Endurance, Tragedy, and Rebirth in the 1919 Tour de France
DB104396 9 hours 20 minutes
by Adin Dobkin
read by Steven Carpenter
A journalist gives a detailed account of the 1919 Tour de France bicycle race, the first run after the end of World War I. Many of the athletes had arrived directly from the front, and as they traversed a cratered postwar landscape, they faced near-impossible odds and the psychological scars of war. 2021.
DB104396 Sprinting through No Man’s Land: Endurance, Tragedy, and Rebirth in the 1919 Tour de France

Buzz Saw: The Improbable Story of How the Washington Nationals Won the World Series
DB103643 9 hours 44 minutes
by Jesse Dougherty
read by Angelo Di Loreto
Washington Post reporter recounts the journey the Washington Nationals baseball team took to win the 2019 World Series. In May of 2019, the Nationals had one of the worst records in baseball, but they used modern analytics to turn things around and win it all in the postseason. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB103643 Buzz Saw: The Improbable Story of How the Washington Nationals Won the World Series

Finish Strong: A Father’s Code and a Son’s Path
DB103430 7 hours 42 minutes
by Nate Ebner and Paul Daugherty
read by various narrators
Memoir of a successful rugby and professional football player with the New England Patriots. Ebner’s father ran a junkyard and played rugby on the weekends, but was murdered when the author was nineteen. Instead of derailing his athletic career, the tragedy inspired him to work harder. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103430 Finish Strong: A Father’s Code and a Son’s Path

Knockout
DB101943 9 hours 26 minutes
by Mia Kang
read by Kristin Allison
Memoir of a fashion model and Muay Thai fighter. The author shares details of her early struggles growing up in Hong Kong with an eating disorder that was only reinforced when she began modeling. On a vacation in Thailand, she discovered the martial art Muay Thai, which helped her gain self-worth. Strong language. 2020.
DB101943 Knockout

Tall Men, Short Shorts: The 1969 NBA Finals; Wilt, Russ, Lakers, Celtics, and a Very Young Sports Reporter
DB104852 11 hours 59 minutes
by Leigh Montville
read by Leigh Montville
When he was just starting his career as a sportswriter at the Boston Globe, the author covered the 1969 NBA Finals series. Alongside his personal memories of the time, he brings to life the epic matchup between Bill Russell’s Boston Celtics and Wilt Chamberlain’s Los Angeles Lakers. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104852 Tall Men, Short Shorts: The 1969 NBA Finals; Wilt, Russ, Lakers, Celtics, and a Very Young Sports Reporter

Your Move: What Board Games Teach Us about Life
DB102133 6 hours 34 minutes
by Joan Moriarity and Jonathan Kay
read by Dwayne Glapion
Two avid gamers look at the resurgence of non-digital tabletop gaming in recent years. They notice that games often reflect the concerns and values of the society in which they were created. Examples explored include popular family board games as well as more complicated strategy games. Some strong language. 2019.
DB102133 Your Move: What Board Games Teach Us about Life

The Immortal Game: A History of Chess, or How 32 Carved Pieces on a Board Illuminated Our Understanding of War, Art, Science and the Human Brain
DB101961 8 hours 8 minutes
by David Shenk
read by John H. Mayer
Mixing history with personal stories, a writer chronicles the game of chess. Traces the game’s history from ancient Persia and medieval Europe to modern day chess masters. Examines a single legendary game that took place in London in 1851, and relays his own attempts to gain chess skills. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2006.
DB101961 The Immortal Game: A History of Chess, or How 32 Carved Pieces on a Board Illuminated Our Understanding of War, Art, Science and the Human Brain

The Kaepernick Effect: Taking a Knee, Changing the World
DB105057 7 hours 4 minutes
by Dave Zirin
read by Terrence Kidd
Veteran sportswriter tells how in 2016, amid an epidemic of police shootings of African Americans, NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick began a series of protests by refusing to stand during the US national anthem. The author explores the influence of Kaepernick’s actions on other sports and athletes. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105057 The Kaepernick Effect: Taking a Knee, Changing the World

Stage and Screen

Turning Pointe: How a New Generation of Dancers Is Saving Ballet from Itself
DB103368 9 hours 54 minutes
by Chloe Angyal
read by Casey Holloway
Journalist takes readers into the world of ballet. Through more than eighty interviews with dancers and others from the ballet world, she shares the love of the art while also grappling with its shortcomings, including the impossible standards of beauty and the racism that pervades ballet. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103368 Turning Pointe: How a New Generation of Dancers Is Saving Ballet from Itself

Mike Nichols: A Life
DB102244 20 hours 37 minutes
by Mark Harris
read by George Newbern
Biography of the acclaimed director, famous for films including The Graduate. Born Igor Peschkowsky to a Jewish couple in Berlin in 1931, he and his brother were sent to America in 1939. Covers his personal and professional partnerships, as well as his career in theater and film. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102244 Mike Nichols: A Life

Naked Screenwriting: Twenty-Two Oscar-Winning Screenwriters Bare Their Secrets to Writing
DB104488 23 hours 50 minutes
by Lew Hunter and Meg Gifford
read by Dwayne Glapion
Award-winning screenwriters reveal their Hollywood secrets in crafting brilliant stories through interviews with UCLA screenwriting professor Lew Hunter. Includes interviews with Francis Ford Coppola, Oliver Stone, William Goldman, Billy Wilder, Alexander Payne, and more. Strong language. 2021.
DB104488 Naked Screenwriting: Twenty-Two Oscar-Winning Screenwriters Bare Their Secrets to Writing

Tom Stoppard: A Life
DB102253 37 hours 49 minutes
by Hermione Lee
read by Steven Crossley
Biography of acclaimed playwright of classics including Arcadia and The Coast of Utopia. Born in Czechoslovakia, Stoppard escaped the Nazis with his mother and spent his early years in Singapore and India before arriving in England. Includes interviews and analysis of Stoppard’s plays and screenplays. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102253 Tom Stoppard: A Life

Sunshine Girl: An Unexpected Life
DB103350 8 hours 20 minutes
by Julianna Margulies
read by various narrators
Memoir of actress from TV shows such as The Good Wife. Shares her experiences of a nomadic childhood with divorced parents who lived in different countries. Describes how her role on ER was supposed to be one episode, but instead launched her career. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103350 Sunshine Girl: An Unexpected Life

Brat: An ‘80s Story
DB103444 4 hours 58 minutes
by Andrew McCarthy
read by Andrew McCarthy
Memoir of a member of the 1980s group of actors known as the Brat Pack. Reexamines his childhood and experiences starring in hit movies like Pretty in Pink and St. Elmo’s Fire. Also tackles the downsides of fame, including his battles with addiction. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103444 Brat: An ‘80s Story

The Housewives: The Real Story behind the Real Housewives
DB103480 9 hours 23 minutes
by Brian Moylan
read by Brian Moylan
Entertainment journalist examines the reality TV franchise that began in 2006 with The Real Housewives of Orange County before spawning almost a dozen sequels and spinoffs. Provides a history of the franchise, as well as behind-the-scenes anecdotes and gossip. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103480 The Housewives: The Real Story behind the Real Housewives

Yearbook
DB103565 6 hours 16 minutes
by Seth Rogen
read by Seth Rogen
Personal essays from a comedic actor and writer famous for films including Knocked Up. He talks about his grandparents, doing stand-up comedy as a teenager, Jewish summer camp, cannabis, and his many famous friends. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB103565 Yearbook

Travel

World Travel: An Irreverent Guide
DB103369 12 hours 15 minutes
by Anthony Bourdain and Laurie Woolever
read by various narrators
Collection of writings by the late author of A Cook’s Tour (DB54047) and Kitchen Confidential (DB50845), formatted into a travel guide discussing how to get to places, what to eat, where to stay, and what to avoid. Contains writings from his friends and family. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB103369 World Travel: An Irreverent Guide

US History

South to Freedom: Runaway Slaves to Mexico and the Road to the Civil War
DB103727 10 hours 25 minutes
by Alice L. Baumgartner
read by Kerry Dukin
Historian examines how thousands of enslaved people in America escaped into Mexico, where slavery was abolished in 1837. Describes how Mexico’s increasingly radical antislavery policies fueled the sectional crisis in the United States in the years leading up to the American Civil War. Some violence and some strong language. 2020.
DB103727 South to Freedom: Runaway Slaves to Mexico and the Road to the Civil War

The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free
DB103460 9 hours 23 minutes
by Paulina Bren
read by Andi Arndt
Examines a famous New York residential hotel that was intended as a safe haven for ambitious young women, including Sylvia Plath, Grace Kelly, Liza Minnelli, Joan Didion, and many others. Describes the impact of the hotel and paints a portrait of the lives of its residents. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103460 The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free

Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall of an American Myth
DB104320 12 hours 18 minutes
by Bryan Burrough and others
read by Fred Sanders
Recount the Texas Battle of the Alamo, examining and dispelling the many myths that surround the conflict. Discusses the conflict’s origins, the role of Tejanos in the fight, Texas’s struggle for independence, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB104320 Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall of an American Myth

PT 109: An American Epic of War, Survival, and the Destiny of John F. Kennedy
DB103570 8 hours 40 minutes
by William Doyle
read by David Drummond
Recounts World War II shipwreck of an American torpedo boat. The author describes the harrowing ordeal faced by the survivors, including John F. Kennedy. The tale of their struggle included a deserted island, a spy network, an S.O.S. note carved into a coconut, and a daring rescue. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.
DB103570 PT 109: An American Epic of War, Survival, and the Destiny of John F. Kennedy

Blood and Treasure: Daniel Boone and the Fight for America’s First Frontier
DB103412 11 hours 26 minutes
by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin
read by George Newbern
Recounts famous pathfinder Daniel Boone’s exploration of early America’s “First Frontier.” Discusses his explorations beyond the Appalacian Mountains and argues they shaped the course of American history. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB103412 Blood and Treasure: Daniel Boone and the Fight for America’s First Frontier

New York, New York, New York: Four Decades of Success, Excess, and Transformation
DB103419 17 hours 26 minutes
by Thomas Dyja
read by various narrators
Explores the continuous transformation of New York over the course of the late twentieth century. Discusses the massive changes resulting from the Koch Renaissance, the Dinkins years, the Giuliani Reformation, the 9/11 attack, Bloomberg’s amassing of power, the control that came with urbanism, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103419 New York, New York, New York: Four Decades of Success, Excess, and Transformation

On Juneteenth
DB103364 3 hours 46 minutes
by Annette Gordon-Reed
read by Karen Chilton
Historian reflects on the long and complicated history of Juneteenth, a holiday celebrating the emancipation of America’s enslaved. Examines its origins in Texas, the many hardships faced by African Americans in the intervening years, and the integral role of African Americans in Texas history. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB103364 On Juneteenth

Storming Vicksburg: Grant, Pemberton, and the Battles of May 19-22, 1863
DB103502 15 hours 1 minute
by Earl J. Hess
read by Doug Ramsdell
Military historian recounts a Union campaign to capture Vicksburg, Mississippi, in 1863. Explores the role of factors like terrain, poor coordination, low morale, and more. Draws on unpublished personal accounts and archive materials. 2020.
DB103502 Storming Vicksburg: Grant, Pemberton, and the Battles of May 19-22, 1863

The Vapors: A Southern Family, the New York Mob, and the Rise and Fall of Hot Springs, America’s Forgotten Capital of Vice
DB101918 9 hours 44 minutes
by David Hill
read by Mark Ashby
A history of Hot Springs, Arkansas, during its golden years as a home for crime from the 1930s to the 1960s. Examines this time period through the experiences of three individuals and plots the surrounding context of organized crime and racism in America. Some violence and some strong language. 2020.
DB101918 The Vapors: A Southern Family, the New York Mob, and the Rise and Fall of Hot Springs, America’s Forgotten Capital of Vice

The Greatest of All Leathernecks: John Archer Lejeune and the Making of the Modern Marine Corps
DB104063 12 hours 26 minutes
by Joseph Arthur Simon
read by Steven Carpenter
Recounts the life and career of John Archer Lejeune, a United States Marine Corps leader in the 1920s who developed its mission of amphibious assault. Explores his childhood, education, military career, and long-term impact on the Marines. 2019.
DB104063 The Greatest of All Leathernecks: John Archer Lejeune and the Making of the Modern Marine Corps

How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery across America
DB103908 10 hours 9 minutes
by Clint Smith
read by Clint Smith
Tours the monuments and landmarks that tell the story of slavery’s central role in shaping America’s collective history and culture. Explores historical plantations, prisons, cemeteries, holidays, and entire neighborhoods, revealing their ties to this painful aspect of America’s past and present. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB103908 How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery across America

The Agitators: Three Friends Who Fought for Abolition and Women’s Rights
DB104068 13 hours 11 minutes
by Dorothy Wickenden
read by various narrators
New Yorker executive editor examines the history of abolition and women’s rights in the years surrounding the Civil War through the lives of three women--Harriet Tubman, Frances Seward, and Martha Wright. Traces the war these women fought, its toll on their families, and their lasting legacy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104068 The Agitators: Three Friends Who Fought for Abolition and Women’s Rights

World History

Facing the Mountain: A True Story of Japanese American Heroes in World War II
DB103646 17 hours 42 minutes
by Daniel James Brown
read by Louis Ozawa
Author of The Boys in the Boat (DB77138) highlights the contributions and sacrifices of Japanese Americans, particularly four families whose sons volunteered for the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Discusses the dangers these soldiers faced as well as the difficulties and discrimination their families suffered back in America. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB103646 Facing the Mountain: A True Story of Japanese American Heroes in World War II

When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt
DB102297 9 hours 18 minutes
by Kara Cooney
read by Kara Cooney
Egyptologist profiles six female pharaohs, including Hatshepsut, Nefertiti, and Cleopatra. Examines how they rose to power despite patriarchal obstacles, the impact of female leadership in Egypt, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
DB102297 When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt

No Surrender: A Father, a Son, and an Extraordinary Act of Heroism That Continues to Live On Today
DB104098 9 hours 39 minutes
by Chris Edmonds and Douglas Century
read by James Lurie
Describe Edmonds’s journey to learn the truth of the World War II heroism of his father, a soldier who risked his life to save others in the final days of the war. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB104098 No Surrender: A Father, a Son, and an Extraordinary Act of Heroism That Continues to Live On Today

Dress Codes: How the Laws of Fashion Made History
DB103981 14 hours 57 minutes
by Richard Thompson Ford
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Explores fashion throughout history, examining its use as a status symbol, a weapon in the struggle for social change, and a way to maintain political control. Describes how these dress codes evolved over time and reflected the struggles of their time. Some strong language. 2021.
DB103981 Dress Codes: How the Laws of Fashion Made History

The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War
DB103428 5 hours 17 minutes
by Malcolm Gladwell
read by Malcolm Gladwell
Author of Tipping Point (DB50027) and Outliers (DB68164) examines the development of precision bombing in the years leading up to World War II. Questions the tactics applied in World War II and ponders the morality of those decisions. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB103428 The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War

The Age of Decadence: A History of Britain, 1880-1914
DB104022 39 hours 49 minutes
by Simon Heffer
read by Gregory Maupin
Examines the conflict that simmered beneath the opulent surface of the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Explores the intersection of industrial unrest and a constitutional crisis while describing the descent of the ruling class. 2021.
DB104022 The Age of Decadence: A History of Britain, 1880-1914

The Last Kings of Shanghai: The Rival Jewish Dynasties That Helped Create Modern China
DB103482 10 hours 0 minutes
by Jonathan Kaufman
read by Joel Richards
Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Broken Alliance (DB29292) recounts the multigenerational story of two rival Jewish families who influenced Chinese business and politics for more than 175 years. Reflects on the long-term political, economic, and sociological impacts of the families’ resulting business and intrigue. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB103482 The Last Kings of Shanghai: The Rival Jewish Dynasties That Helped Create Modern China

The Daughters of Kobani: A Story of Rebellion, Courage, and Justice
DB102258 6 hours 52 minutes
by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
read by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Author of Ashley’s War (DB 83322) recounts the efforts of a Syrian all-female militia that faced down ISIS in the small town of Kobani. Describes their role in neutralizing the terrorist group and fighting for women’s equality in the Middle East. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB102258 The Daughters of Kobani: A Story of Rebellion, Courage, and Justice

African Europeans: An Untold History
DB103475 8 hours 39 minutes
by Olivette Otele
read by Olivette Otele
Historian discusses the impact of individuals of African descent throughout the course of European history, from the age of the Romans through the early twenty-first century, profiling prominent people and little-known figures alike. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103475 African Europeans: An Untold History

Last Mission to Tokyo: The Extraordinary Story of the Doolittle Raiders and Their Final Fight for Justice
DB103674 12 hours 54 minutes
by Michel Paradis
read by Jacques Roy
Recounts the Doolittle Raid, including the attack itself, the subsequent capture of the crews involved, and the eventual rescue of the survivors in the final weeks of World War II. Also discusses the later trial in which both countries accused each other of war crimes. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB103674 Last Mission to Tokyo: The Extraordinary Story of the Doolittle Raiders and Their Final Fight for Justice

The Cat I Never Named: A True Story of Love, War, and Survival
DB101941 11 hours 48 minutes
by Amra Sabic-El-Rayess and Laura L. Sullivan
read by Kristin Allison
Author recounts her experiences in Bosnia during the 1990s as a Muslim teen. Chronicles her family’s struggles, how they faced starvation and the threat of brutal ethnic violence as Serbs and Bosnians clash, and the solace provided by a stray cat. Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2020.
DB101941 The Cat I Never Named: A True Story of Love, War, and Survival

The Ratline: The Exalted Life and Mysterious Death of a Nazi Fugitive
DB102276 13 hours 56 minutes
by Philippe Sands
read by various narrators
Explores the daily life of a senior Nazi fugitive in the years after World War II until his mysterious death four years later. Draws on family letters and diaries. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB102276 The Ratline: The Exalted Life and Mysterious Death of a Nazi Fugitive

Gladius: The World of the Roman Soldier
DB103779 17 hours 37 minutes
by Guy de la Bédoyère
read by Mark Ashby
Examines the realities of daily life as a soldier in the Roman army between 264 BCE and 337 CE. Draws on the accounts of Roman historians as well as primary sources such as religious dedications, tombstones, private letters, and graffiti. 2020.
DB103779 Gladius: The World of the Roman Soldier

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

Spy School at Sea
DB105162 8 hours 1 minute
by Stuart Gibbs
read by Gibson Frazier
While on a mission aboard the Emperor of the Seas, Ben Ripley faces off against his arch enemy, Murray Hill, on the high seas and quickly finds himself in hot water as things take a dangerous turn. Sequel to Spy School Revolution (DB102837). Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2021.
DB105162 Spy School at Sea

Grandude’s Green Submarine
DB105270 0 hours 15 minutes
by Paul McCartney
read by Paul McCartney
Grandude whisks the grandkids off on an undersea adventure in his new invention, a green submarine (that can also fly). But they soon find themselves in a pickle, and it’s up to Nandude to come to the rescue! Commercial audiobook. For preschool-grade 2. 2021.
DB105270 Grandude’s Green Submarine

In the Belly of the Bloodhound: Being an Account of a Particularly Peculiar Adventure in the Life of Jacky Faber
DB103481 15 hours 24 minutes
by L.A. Meyer
read by Katherine Kellgren
Boston, 1805. Jacky Faber and her classmates are kidnapped while on a school outing to the harbor. Transported in the hold of the Bloodhound bound for the slave markets of North Africa, Jacky plots escape. Sequel to Under the Jolly Roger (DB103822). Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9. 2006.
DB103481 In the Belly of the Bloodhound: Being an Account of a Particularly Peculiar Adventure in the Life of Jacky Faber

Mississippi Jack: Being an Account of the Further Waterborne Adventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman, Fine Lady, and the Lily of the West
DB103640 17 hours 26 minutes
by L.A. Meyer
read by Katherine Kellgren
1806. Jacky Faber heads west to escape British charges of piracy. She turns a Mississippi keelboat into a casino-showboat and heads for New Orleans, with her beloved Jaimy following in her wake. Sequel to In the Belly of the Bloodhound (DB103481). Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9. 2007.
DB103640 Mississippi Jack: Being an Account of the Further Waterborne Adventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman, Fine Lady, and the Lily of the West

Wild Rover No More: Being the Last Recorded Account of the Life & Times of Jacky Faber
DB104886 10 hours 50 minutes
by L.A. Meyer
read by Katherine Kellgren
1809. Just when it looks like Jacky Faber and her beloved Jaimy will finally find their romance, Jacky is accused of treason and must flee Boston while her friends attempt to clear her name. Sequel to Boston Jacky (DB104885). Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9. 2014.
DB104886 Wild Rover No More: Being the Last Recorded Account of the Life & Times of Jacky Faber

Max Einstein: Saves the Future
DB101881 5 hours 48 minutes
by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein
read by various narrators
Max gets into an adventure with time travel, bad guys, killer drones, and a shocking mystery about her past. Who were her parents and why did they abandon her? Sequel to Max Einstein: Rebels with a Cause (DB97084). Includes supplemental material. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2020.
DB101881 Max Einstein: Saves the Future

Animals and Wildlife

Rez Dogs
DB103860 1 hour 38 minutes
by Joseph Bruchac
read by Joseph Bruchac
A novel in verse. Malian, a Wabanaki girl, was visiting her grandparents on the reservation when the COVID-19 pandemic started and all travel shut down. Away from her parents and her school in Boston, Malian befriends a local dog. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2021.
DB103860 Rez Dogs

Dog Squad
DB103429 5 hours 53 minutes
by Chris Grabenstein
read by Kirby Heyborne
Fred, a scrappy and lovable dog, gets cast as a stand-in for the lead role in Dog Squad, a show about crime-fighting dogs, and he soon finds out the action doesn’t always stop on screen. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2021.
DB103429 Dog Squad

Stella
DB103410 3 hours 25 minutes
by McCall Hoyle
read by Mare Trevathan
As a puppy, Stella
was trained to use her powerful beagle nose to sniff out dangerous chemicals. But after a terrible accident, she goes to live on a small family farm to recover from her fear of loud noises. For grades 3-6. 2021.
DB103410 Stella

A Whale of the Wild
DB101457 4 hours 18 minutes
by Rosanne Parry
read by Hope Newhouse
Vega, a young orca, is learning to be a salmon finder and the family’s future matriarch. When a devastating earthquake and tsunami render the seascape unrecognizable, Vega must use all her skills to lead her little brother back to their pod. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2020.
DB101457 A Whale of the Wild

Family

Hazel’s Theory of Evolution
DB103466 8 hours 2 minutes
by Lisa Jenn Bigelow
read by Kathleen McInerney
Hazel, a walking encyclopedia of animal facts who lives on a goat farm, tries to adjust to her new school and make new friends. Meanwhile, she worries over one of her moms’ pregnancy. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2019.
DB103466 Hazel’s Theory of Evolution

Grandma’s Purse
DB104935 0 hours 5 minutes
by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
read by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
When Grandma Mimi comes to visit, her granddaughter cannot wait to see what treasures she has hidden in her purse. Commercial audiobook. For preschool-grade 2. 2018.
DB104935 Grandma’s Purse

How to Find What You’re Not Looking For
DB105195 7 hours 26 minutes
by Veera Hiranandani
read by Priya Ayyar
Eleven-year-old Ariel Goldberg must find her own voice and define her own beliefs after her big sister elopes with a young man from India, following the Supreme Court decision that strikes down laws banning interracial marriage. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2021.
DB105195 How to Find What You’re Not Looking For

What about Will
DB105098 5 hours 3 minutes
by Ellen Hopkins
read by Michael Wetherbee
Trace’s relationship with his older brother Will becomes increasingly complicated after Will suffers a traumatic brain injury during a football game and becomes addicted to pain pills. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2021.
DB105098 What about Will

The Many Meanings of Meilan
DB105089 8 hours 37 minutes
by Andrea Wang
read by Annie Q
A family feud before the start of seventh grade propels Meilan from Boston’s Chinatown to rural Ohio, where she must tap into her inner strength and sense of justice to make a new place for herself. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2021.
DB105089 The Many Meanings of Meilan

Fantasy

The Winter King
DB104664 8 hours 52 minutes
by Christine Cohen
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Cora Nikolson will do nearly anything to save her family from extreme poverty, including facing the immortal god, the Winter King, who most in their village believe has cursed the Nikolsons. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2019.
DB104664 The Winter King

A Tale of Sorcery...
DB105097 8 hours 38 minutes
by Chris Colfer
read by Chris Colfer
It’s been almost a year since Brystal made a confusing deal with Death in exchange for her life. To make matters worse, something dark and malignant has risen from deep within the earth, threatening life as we know it. Sequel to A Tale of Witchcraft... (DB100930). Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2021.
DB105097 A Tale of Sorcery...

The Battle of Hackham Heath: Ranger’s Apprentice; The Early Years, Book 2
DB102214 10 hours 29 minutes
by John Flanagan
read by John Keating
When the former Baron Morgarath escaped to avoid punishment for treason, an uneasy peace fell on Araluen. But Morgarath, now in hiding, is already planning his next move, recruiting an army of savage, overpowering beasts known as Wargals. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2016.
DB102214 The Battle of Hackham Heath: Ranger’s Apprentice; The Early Years, Book 2

Dragonwatch, Books 3-4
DB102995 26 hours 4 minutes
by Brandon Mull
read by Gregory Maupin
Two books, published in 2019 and 2020, featuring the adventures of siblings Kendra and Seth. In Master of the Phantom Isle, Kendra raises an army of friends and allies to take on evil Celebrant and save a dragon sanctuary. Includes Champion of the Titan Games. For grades 4-7. 2020.
DB102995 Dragonwatch, Books 3-4

The Great Bear: The Misewa Saga, Book 2
DB105258 7 hours 17 minutes
by David A. Robertson
read by Brefny Caribou-Curtin
Eli and Morgan travel back to Misewa, only to realize they’ve traveled back farther than expected. At school, Eli deals with a bully and hides what’s happening to him from Morgan. Meanwhile, Morgan struggles with contacting her birth mother. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2021.
DB105258 The Great Bear: The Misewa Saga, Book 2

Friendship

Team BFF: Race to the Finish! Girls Who Code
DB104853 2 hours 58 minutes
by Stacia Deutsch
read by various narrators
Sophia and her coding club BFFs are about to participate in their first hackathon--a full day of coding and meeting other coders--so it’s time to step up their game! Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2017.
DB104853 Team BFF: Race to the Finish! Girls Who Code

The Day You Begin
DB104931 0 hours 7 minutes
by Jacqueline Woodson
read by Jacqueline Woodson
Other students laugh when Rigoberto, an immigrant from Venezuela, introduces himself. Later, however, he meets Angelina and discovers that he is not the only one who feels like an outsider. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2018.
DB104931 The Day You Begin

General

Down to Earth
DB105086 5 hours 58 minutes
by Betty Culley
read by Lincoln Hoppe
Aspiring geologist Henry Bower investigates the meteorite that crash-lands in the hayfield, discovering a rock that will change his family, his town, and even himself. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2021.
DB105086 Down to Earth

Growing Up

Alan Cole Doesn’t Dance
DB103516 5 hours 52 minutes
by Eric Bell
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
As if it were not bad enough to be bullied for being gay while trying to navigate a budding relationship, Alan’s father insists he take June to a school dance. Sequel to Alan Cole Is Not a Coward (DB95977). For grades 4-7. 2018.
DB103516 Alan Cole Doesn’t Dance

Historical Fiction

War and Millie McGonigle
DB103442 5 hours 46 minutes
by Karen Cushman
read by Emma Galvin
Times are stressful in sunny California for young Millie: the war against the Nazis looms with food rations and money troubles, and her sickly sister gets all the attention. But a new neighbor from the city distracts Millie as she tries to keep her balance. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2021.
DB103442 War and Millie McGonigle

The Beatryce Prophecy
DB105105 4 hours 23 minutes
by Kate DiCamillo
read by Finty Williams
Gentle Brother Edik finds a girl, Beatryce, curled in a stall, wracked with fever, coated in dirt and blood, and holding fast to the ear of a goat. As a monk nurses Beatryce to health, he uncovers her dangerous secret, a prophecy that imperils them all. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2021.
DB105105 The Beatryce Prophecy

Loretta Little Looks Back: Three Voices Go Tell It
DB101986 4 hours 59 minutes
by Andrea Davis Pinkney
read by various narrators
Loretta, Roly, and Aggie B. Little relate their Mississippi family’s struggles and triumphs from 1927 to 1968 while struggling as sharecroppers, living under Jim Crow, and fighting for Civil Rights. Includes supplemental material. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2020.
DB101986 Loretta Little Looks Back: Three Voices Go Tell It

Holidays

Amira’s Picture Day
DB103585 0 hours 13 minutes
by Reem Faruqi
read by Margaret Strom
Excited because tomorrow is Eid, with special clothes, treats, gifts, and a morning party at her mosque, Amira realizes that she will miss class picture day at school. Dismayed, Amira tries to figure out a way to be in two places at once. For grades K-3. 2021.
DB103585 Amira’s Picture Day

Humor

Dog Diaries: Curse of the Mystery Mutt; A Middle School Story
DB102260 1 hour 18 minutes
by James Patterson and Steven Butler
read by Steven Butler
Junior’s idyllic life soon turns to terror when a mysterious creature begins to make trouble in the neighborhood. He suspects the Howly Wiener--which visits town once a year and fills the street with monsters--may be the culprit. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2019.
DB102260 Dog Diaries: Curse of the Mystery Mutt; A Middle School Story

Dog Diaries: Ruffing It; A Middle School Story
DB103355 1 hour 33 minutes
by James Patterson and Steven Butler
read by Dan Russell
Excitedly accompanying his human family on a camping vacation in the woods, canine Junior happily chases raccoons, fetches sticks, and swims in the lake, before an obedience-obsessed human arrives and spoils his fun. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2020.
DB103355 Dog Diaries: Ruffing It; A Middle School Story

Mystery and Detective

Like Father, Like Son: Ali Cross
DB104091 4 hours 20 minutes
by James Patterson
read by various narrators
His friend Zoe is in trouble after Ali and his friends witness a crime in Anacostia Park, and it’s up to Ali to figure out why Zoe is lying to the police--and whom she’s protecting. Sequel to Ali Cross (DB97560). Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2021.
DB104091 Like Father, Like Son: Ali Cross

Scary Stories

Fifth-Grade Zombies: Goosebumps SlappyWorld
DB104319 2 hours 39 minutes
by R.L. Stine
read by various narrators
When twelve-year-old Todd moves from Queens, New York, to live on a Wisconsin farm for a year, he’s in for more than just hanging out with his cousins Mila and Skipper. Todd witnesses strange things late at night in the cornfields and suspects it’s something undead. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2021.
DB104319 Fifth-Grade Zombies: Goosebumps SlappyWorld

Let’s Get Invisible: Goosebumps
DB104454 3 hours 8 minutes
by R.L. Stine
read by Alec Volz
On Max’s birthday, he finds a mirror in the attic that makes him and his friends invisible. But then they are horrified to discover they can’t quickly reappear. For grades 3-6. 1993.
DB104454 Let’s Get Invisible: Goosebumps

My Friend Slappy: Goosebumps SlappyWorld
DB102032 2 hours 53 minutes
by R.L. Stine
read by various narrators
When his friend, Lizzie, can’t stop the school bullies from terrorizing him, Barton makes a new friend with an evil ventriloquist doll named Slappy. And Slappy is always happy to help a buddy get revenge. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2020.
DB102032 My Friend Slappy: Goosebumps SlappyWorld

School

The King of Kindergarten
DB104940 0 hours 7 minutes
by Derrick Barnes
read by Sullivan Jones
Instilled with confidence by his parents, a young boy has a great first day of kindergarten. Commercial audiobook. For preschool-grade 2. 2019.
DB104940 The King of Kindergarten

Harry versus the First 100 Days of School
DB104246 3 hours 33 minutes
by Emily Jenkins
read by Rebecca Soler
Harry Bergen-Murphy does not feel ready when he starts first grade, but by day 100 he has become an expert on several important things, including being a first-grader. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2021.
DB104246 Harry versus the First 100 Days of School

Elfie Unperfect
DB105143 5 hours 42 minutes
by Kristin Mahoney
read by Tara Sands
After a series of spectacular--and at times hilarious--disasters, including being expelled from school, perfectionist Elfie Oster discovers what truly matters as she tries to make sense of everything that is happening to her. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2021.
DB105143 Elfie Unperfect

Judy Moody Book Quiz Whiz
DB103584 1 hour 51 minutes
by Megan McDonald
read by Deborah Desmone
As Judy and the rest of the Virginia Dare Bookworms prepare for the Book Quiz Blowout competition against Braintree Academy, her team discovers the other group has a secret weapon and worries about their chance of winning. For grades 2-4. 2019.
DB103584 Judy Moody Book Quiz Whiz

Science Fiction

Jinxed
DB103344 8 hours 45 minutes
by Amy McCulloch
read by Catherine Ho
After twelve-year-old Lacey Chu repairs a highly advanced robotic pet companion, or baku, called Jinx, the baku gets her into her dream school, Profectus, where she learns that Jinx is part of a dangerous secret. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2018.
DB103344 Jinxed

Unleashed
DB103351 8 hours 29 minutes
by Amy McCulloch
read by Catherine Ho
Armed with their companioneering and coding skills and accompanied by their loyal bakus, Lacey Chu and her friends attempt a rescue mission deep in the heart of a sinister global tech corporation. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2019.
DB103351 Unleashed

The Uncommon Cold: The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian, Book 3
DB103916 1 hour 38 minutes
by Jonathan Messinger
read by Jonathan Messinger
Finn’s best robot bud, Foggy, comes down with a weird virus while exploring a planet full of dancing robots. But he won’t let Finn help him. Foggy only wants to dance the Hokey Pokey with his new robot friends! Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2021.
DB103916 The Uncommon Cold: The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian, Book 3

Thrive: The Overthrow, Book 3
DB105090 11 hours 6 minutes
by Kenneth Oppel
read by Sophie Amoss
After the aliens begin their invasion of Earth, a rebel faction contacts Anaya and proposes a plan that would allow humans, hybrids, and cryptogens to coexist peacefully, though it is unclear if all hybrids will agree. Some violence. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2021.
DB105090 Thrive: The Overthrow, Book 3

Game of Flames, Voyagers, Book 2
DB102232 4 hours 37 minutes
by Robin Wasserman
read by Robbie Daymond
Dash, Carly, Gabriel, and Piper visit a planet made up of molten lava and run entirely by robots, where they must find the second element that will save the Earth. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2015.
DB102232 Game of Flames, Voyagers, Book 2

Short Stories

Black Boy Joy
DB104923 6 hours 32 minutes
edited by Kwame Mbalia
read by various narrators
From seventeen acclaimed Black male and nonbinary authors comes a vibrant collection of stories, comics, and poems about the power of joy and the wonders of Black boyhood. Authors include B.B. Alston, Jay Coles, Jerry Craft, Lamar Giles, Tochi Onyebuchi, Jason Reynolds, and more. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2021.
DB104923 Black Boy Joy

Westerns

Pony
DB105099 7 hours 16 minutes
by R.J. Palacio
read by various narrators
When a pony shows up at his door after three menacing horsemen take his father away, Silas makes the courageous decision to leave his home and embark on a perilous journey--with his ghostly companion Mittenwool--to find his father. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2021.
DB105099 Pony

Children’s Nonfiction

Astronomy

Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years
DB104934 0 hours 13 minutes
by Stacy McAnulty
read by Samantha Turret
Presents key moments in the planet’s life, from its formation more than four billion years ago to the present, including the Earth’s position in the solar system, its layers, and when plants and animals began to inhabit the planet. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2017.
DB104934 Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years

Sun! One in a Billion
DB104953 0 hours 16 minutes
by Stacy McAnulty
read by Sean Patrick Hopkins
The celestial body cheerily describes how he lights up our solar system and makes life on Earth possible. Explains the sun’s formation and history. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2018.
DB104953 Sun! One in a Billion

Biography

Shirley Chisholm Is a Verb!
DB103948 0 hours 19 minutes
by Veronica Chambers
read by Duyen Washington
Celebrates the life and contributions of Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman in Congress, who sought the Democratic nomination to be the president of the United States. For grades K-3. 2020.
DB103948 Shirley Chisholm Is a Verb!

Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice
DB102000 0 hours 26 minutes
by Nikki Grimes
read by Dawn Ursula
Award-winning poet and author chronicles the formative moments of Kamala Harris, a daughter of immigrants who would grow up to be the first woman, first Black person, and first South Asian American ever elected Vice President of the United States. For grades K-3. 2020.
DB102000 Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice

Brave. Black. First. 50+ African American Women Who Changed the World
DB104962 4 hours 1 minute
by Cheryl Willis Hudson
read by Susan Spain
Profiles of more than fifty trailblazing African American women whose accomplishments paved the way for the next generation. Includes pivotal figures such as Ruby Bridges, Michelle Obama, Bessie Coleman, Aretha Franklin, Carla Hayden, Ibtihaj Muhammad, Zora Neale Hurston, Simone Biles, Oprah Winfrey, and more. For grades 3-6. 2020.
DB104962 Brave. Black. First. 50+ African American Women Who Changed the World

Saving American Beach: The Biography of African American Environmentalist MaVynee Betsch
DB104058 0 hours 13 minutes
by Heidi Tyline King
read by James Johnson
Profiles African American opera singer turned environmentalist and describes how she tirelessly worked to preserve American Beach, Florida, as a historical landmark. For grades K-3. 2021.
DB104058 Saving American Beach: The Biography of African American Environmentalist MaVynee Betsch

Normal: One Kid’s Extraordinary Journey; Young Readers’ Edition
DB100281 5 hours 51 minutes
by Magdalena Newman and
read by Jill Fox
Memoir follows the real-world experiences of Nathaniel, a teenage boy with craniofacial differences caused by Treacher Collins syndrome. His mother discusses the family’s perspective. For grades 5-8. 2020.
DB100281 Normal: One Kid’s Extraordinary Journey; Young Readers’ Edition

Itzhak: A Boy Who Loved the Violin
DB102004 0 hours 27 minutes
by Tracy Newman
read by Bill Delaney
Short biography of violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman. Raised by a poor immigrant family in a tiny Tel Aviv apartment, Itzhak was transformed by listening to music on the radio and honed his gift after a near-fatal bout of polio that left him using crutches. For grades K-3. 2020.
DB102004 Itzhak: A Boy Who Loved the Violin

Fly, Girl, Fly! Shaesta Waiz Soars around the World
DB102002 0 hours 21 minutes
by Nancy Roe Pimm
read by Kimberly Schraf
Recounts how Shaesta Waiz became the youngest woman in history, and the first woman from Afghanistan, to fly around the world in a single-engine aircraft. For grades K-3. 2020.
DB102002 Fly, Girl, Fly! Shaesta Waiz Soars around the World

Dinosaur Lady: The Daring Discoveries of Mary Anning, the First Paleontologist
DB103575 0 hours 18 minutes
by Linda Skeers
read by Deborah Desmone
As a kid, Mary Anning loved hunting for fossils with her father, and she made an unexpected discovery: a dinosaur fossil, the first Ichthyosaurus ever to be discovered. Her find reshaped scientific beliefs about the natural world and women scientists. For preschool-grade 2. 2020.
DB103575 Dinosaur Lady: The Daring Discoveries of Mary Anning, the First Paleontologist

Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer
DB104066 0 hours 37 minutes
by Traci Sorell
read by Margaret Strom
Award-winning author profiles the first female engineer at Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, who designed classified and nonclassified projects. Describes how Ross’s passion for math and Cherokee values shaped her life and work. For grades K-3. 2021.
DB104066 Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer

William Still and His Freedom Stories: The Father of the Underground Railroad
DB101385 0 hours 42 minutes
by Don Tate
read by Dwayne Glapion
Chronicles the Black abolitionist’s life and work. Describes how Still, a son of former slaves, found employment at the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society, where he raised money, planned rescues, and helped reunite long-lost families. For grades K-3. 2020.
DB101385 William Still and His Freedom Stories: The Father of the Underground Railroad

Building Zaha: The Story of Architect Zaha Hadid
DB103936 0 hours 19 minutes
by Victoria Tentler-Krylov
read by Steven Carpenter
Profiles pioneering British Iraqi architect who built innovative projects that became famous even when critics called them unbuildable. For grades K-3. 2020.
DB103936 Building Zaha: The Story of Architect Zaha Hadid

Master of His Fate: Roosevelt’s Rise from Polio to the Presidency
DB104455 9 hours 22 minutes
by James Tobin
read by Alec Volz
Describes Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s battle with polio, which led to him becoming paralyzed from the waist down. Argues that it helped set him on the course to become the governor of New York and, ultimately, the president. For grades 5-8. 2021.
DB104455 Master of His Fate: Roosevelt’s Rise from Polio to the Presidency

Shirley Chisholm Dared: The Story of the First Black Woman in Congress
DB104268 0 hours 19 minutes
by Alicia D. Williams
read by Adenrele Ojo
Profiles the first Black woman elected to Congress. Covers Chisholm’s life from time on her grandmother’s farm in Barbados to her fighting injustices around her in Brooklyn. Commercial audiobook. For preschool-grade 2. 2021.
DB104268 Shirley Chisholm Dared: The Story of the First Black Woman in Congress

Cooking

The Official Harry Potter Baking Book
DB104382 3 hours 29 minutes
by Joanna Farrow
read by Peter Holdway
Forty-three tasty recipes inspired by the world of Harry Potter, including Nicolas Flamel’s Parcels, Deathly Hallows Bread, Quidditch Pitch Focaccia, Whomping Willow Cheese Straw, Honeydukes Haul Cake, Wizard’s Chess Squares, Mandrake Bread, Hogwarts Treacle Tart, Wand Breadsticks, and more. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2021.
DB104382 The Official Harry Potter Baking Book

General

The Talk: Conversations about Race, Love & Truth
DB101996 2 hours 10 minutes
edited by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis
read by various narrators
Diverse collection of short stories, essays, and poems from notable writers and artists who share their personal experiences and discussions about racism, identity, and self-esteem. Features stories filled with love, acceptance, truth, and peace. Includes supplemental material. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2020.
DB101996 The Talk: Conversations about Race, Love & Truth

Government and Politics

For Which We Stand: How Our Government Works and Why It Matters
DB102033 3 hours 15 minutes
by Jeff Foster
read by Liza Seneca
AP government teacher discusses America’s founding documents, the three branches of government, how the voting process works, the Electoral College, political parties, and more. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2020.
DB102033 For Which We Stand: How Our Government Works and Why It Matters

History

How Women Won the Vote: Alice Paul, Lucy Burns, and Their Big Idea
DB102161 1 hour 27 minutes
by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
read by various narrators
Describes the iconic first women’s march in 1913 and introduces the suffragists who led the way to passing the Nineteenth Amendment. Includes supplemental material. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2020.
DB102161 How Women Won the Vote: Alice Paul, Lucy Burns, and Their Big Idea

Twenty-One Steps: Guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
DB104395 0 hours 12 minutes
by Jeff Gottesfeld
read by Mark Ashby
A tribute to the unidentified fallen soldiers and the Tomb Guard, a special military unit that keeps vigil at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. Describes how the sentinels have respectfully guarded and honored the nameless soldiers around the clock since midnight on July 2, 1937. For grades 2-4 and older readers. 2021.
DB104395 Twenty-One Steps: Guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Core Library Guide to Racism in Modern America, Books 1-6
DB103571 4 hours 19 minutes
by Duchess Harris and others
read by Duyen Washington
Renowned scholar provides an introduction to some of the history of racism in the country, how it affects people today, and how some are working toward equal treatment for all people. Includes The History of Racism in America, Justice for George Floyd, Politics and Civil Unrest in Modern America, and more. For grades 4-7. 2021.
DB103571 Core Library Guide to Racism in Modern America, Books 1-6

Alice across America: The Story of the First Women’s Cross-Country Road Trip
DB104681 0 hours 23 minutes
by Sarah Glenn Marsh
read by Christine Lowe
Recounts the adventures of Alice Ramsey and three of her girlfriends as they drove over 3,800 miles from New York to California. After making essential car repairs herself and enduring an assortment of hardships, Alice and her friends became the first females to make the two-month journey. For grades 2-4. 2020.
DB104681 Alice across America: The Story of the First Women’s Cross-Country Road Trip

This Very Tree: A Story of 9/11, Resilience, and Regrowth
DB105101 0 hours 18 minutes
by Sean Rubin
read by Jennifer Ceci
In the 1970s, nestled between the newly completed Twin Towers in New York City, a Callery pear tree was planted. But a month after 9/11, a shocking discovery was made at Ground Zero: the tree had survived. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2021.
DB105101 This Very Tree: A Story of 9/11, Resilience, and Regrowth

King George: What Was His Problem? Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn’t Tell You about the American Revolution
DB105064 4 hours 41 minutes
by Steve Sheinkin
read by various narrators
Narrative tale of the birth of the United States, complete with soldiers, spies, salmon sandwiches, and actual facts. Includes little-known details and anecdotes. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2008.
DB105064 King George: What Was His Problem? Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn’t Tell You about the American Revolution

Two Miserable Presidents: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn’t Tell You about the Civil War
DB105065 6 hours 15 minutes
by Steve Sheinkin
read by various narrators
Narrative history of the Civil War, including Congressional confrontations and the personal issues that threatened America’s very existence. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2008.
DB105065 Two Miserable Presidents: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn’t Tell You about the Civil War

Which Way to the Wild West? Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn’t Tell You about America’s Westward Expansion
DB105066 6 hours 32 minutes
by Steve Sheinkin
read by various narrators
A medley of anecdotes about the Wild West, starting with the Louisiana Purchase and ending with the Lakota massacre at Wounded Knee in 1890. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2009.
DB105066 Which Way to the Wild West? Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn’t Tell You about America’s Westward Expansion

Nicky & Vera: A Quiet Hero of the Holocaust and the Children He Rescued
DB103572 0 hours 25 minutes
by Peter Sís
read by Deborah Desmone
Award-winning author chronicles the life of Nicholas Winton, a man who, in 1938, helped save the lives of almost 700 children trapped in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia. For grades 2-4. 2021.
DB103572 Nicky & Vera: A Quiet Hero of the Holocaust and the Children He Rescued

Desert Diary: Japanese American Kids behind Barbed Wire
DB102001 3 hours 1 minute
by Michael O. Tunnell
read by Ryan Dalusung
In March 1943, Miss Yamauchi and her students began keeping a classroom diary in a strange new environment: the Topaz Relocation Center in Utah, where Japanese Americans were imprisoned. Each entry describes the daily life in an internment camp and the mixed feeling of citizens who were loyal but distrusted. For grades 4-7. 2020.
DB102001 Desert Diary: Japanese American Kids behind Barbed Wire

Holidays

Christmas Is...
DB105254 0 hours 9 minutes
by Gail Gibbons
read by Qarie Marshall
Overview of how Christmas is many things to many people. It celebrates the birth of the Christ child. It is also Saint Nicholas and Santa Claus, angels, lights, Christmas trees, cards, carols, presents, and prayers with peace, love, and joy. Commercial audiobook. For preschool-grade 2. 2001.
DB105254 Christmas Is...

Jokes, Riddles, and Rhymes

The Unofficial Harry Potter Joke Book: Raucous Jokes and Riddikulus Riddles for Ravenclaw
DB104687 1 hour 55 minutes
by Brian Boone
read by Steven Carpenter
Hundreds of jokes and riddles for a Ravenclaw witch or wizard. Includes categories such as the quidditch pitch, Luna’s lovely beasts and magical creatures, common room riddles, and expecto wordplay! For grades 2-4 and older readers. 2019.
DB104687 The Unofficial Harry Potter Joke Book: Raucous Jokes and Riddikulus Riddles for Ravenclaw

Music

Music and How it Works: The Complete Guide for Kids
DB103770 2 hours 45 minutes
by Charlie Morland
read by Mark Ashby
A guide for kids on the history of music, featuring musical geniuses of every era from Mozart to K-pop, as well as describing instruments and genres from across the world. For grades 3-6. 2012.
DB103770 Music and How it Works: The Complete Guide for Kids

Taylor Swift: Superstar Singer and Songwriter
DB104986 0 hours 49 minutes
by Heather E. Schwartz
read by Ali Cheff
Covers the life of singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, from her early career in country music to her chart-topping pop hits. For grades 4-7. 2019.
DB104986 Taylor Swift: Superstar Singer and Songwriter

Music Is My Life
DB104697 3 hours 9 minutes
by Myles Tanzer
read by Carl Stewart
Profiles eighty musical artists organized by moods. Each entry contains a short biography, background information about the artist’s hits, and a list of must-hear songs. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2020.
DB104697 Music Is My Life

Nature and the Environment

111 Trees: How One Village Celebrates the Birth of Every Girl
DB102198 0 hours 20 minutes
by Rina Singh and Marianne Ferrer
read by Maggy Stacy
After the deaths of his mother, and later his daughter, Sundar Paliwal worked to convince the people of his Indian village to welcome every girl born with the planting of 111 trees in an effort to promote eco-feminism. For grades K-3. 2020.
DB102198 111 Trees: How One Village Celebrates the Birth of Every Girl

Poetry

No Voice Too Small: Fourteen Young Americans Making History
DB103950 0 hours 46 minutes
edited by Lindsay H. Metcalf and others
read by Margaret Strom
Joseph Bruchac, Nikki Grimes, Janet Wong, and others present poems about young activists who have stepped up to make changes in their community and in the United States. For grades 2-4. 2020.
DB103950 No Voice Too Small: Fourteen Young Americans Making History

Science and Technology

Unconventional Science, 6-Book Set
DB104394 4 hours 13 minutes
by Cecilia Pinto McCarthy and others
read by Mark Ashby
Six books featuring creative science and technologies to help the environment. Includes Capturing Carbon with Fake Trees, Cleaning Up Plastic with Artificial Coastlines, Controlling Invasive Species with Goats, Eating Bugs as Sustainable Food, Harvesting Fog for Water, and Turning Poop into Power. For grades 4-7. 2020.
DB104394 Unconventional Science, 6-Book Set

Plasticus Maritimus: An Invasive Species
DB103937 3 hours 16 minutes
by Ana Pêgo and Isabel Minhós
read by Margaret Strom
A marine biologist and an award-winning author explain how plastic is made, offer a field guide to help young people identify the Plasticus maritimus species, and take a critical look at our current “solutions” to plastic contamination in the oceans. Translated from the 2018 Portuguese edition. For grades 5-8. 2020.
DB103937 Plasticus Maritimus: An Invasive Species

Sports and Recreation

The Floating Field: How a Group of Thai Boys Built Their Own Soccer Field
DB104294 0 hours 24 minutes
by Scott Riley
read by Mark Ashby
Koh Panyee, Thailand. After watching the 1986 World Cup on television, a group of resourceful boys built their own floating soccer field and formed the Panyee Football Club. For grades 2-4. 2021.
DB104294 The Floating Field: How a Group of Thai Boys Built Their Own Soccer Field

Baseball’s Leading Lady: Effa Manley and the Rise and Fall of the Negro Leagues
DB102084 6 hours 40 minutes
by Andrea Williams
read by Adrean Rivers
The true story of Effa Manley, the first and only woman in the Baseball Hall of Fame, and highlights her ownership role in the Negro Leagues leading up to the integration of Major League Baseball. For grades 5-8. 2021.
DB102084 Baseball’s Leading Lady: Effa Manley and the Rise and Fall of the Negro Leagues

Foreign Language

Español

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

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

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

Siete Piedras para Resistir o Caer (Seven Stones to Stand or Fall)
DB102723 27 horas 2 minutos
por Diana Gabaldon
leído por Patricio Dávila
Colección de siete cuentos cortos ambientados en el mundo de la novela Forastera (DB 102581). Dos de las historias están protagonizadas por Jamie Fraser, pero hay apariciones de otros personajes de la serie, como Roger Wakefield y Lord John Grey. Traducido de la edición en inglés de 2007. Contiene lenguaje ofensivo y descripciones de violencia y de índole sexual.
(A collection of seven short stories set in the world of the novel Outlander (DB 36535). Two of the stories feature series protagonist Jamie Fraser, but there are appearances by other series characters, such as Roger Wakefield and Lord John Grey. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2018.
DB102723 Siete Piedras para Resistir o Caer (Seven Stones to Stand or Fall)

Hablar con Extraños: Por qué es Crucial (y Tan Difícil) Leer las Intenciones de los Desconocidos (Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know)
DB101413 12 horas 45 minutos
por Malcolm Gladwell
leído por Aurelio Dominguez
El autor de El Punto Clave (DB 101258) examina lo que puede salir mal cuando interactuamos con extraños. Usando ejemplos de la historia y titulares recientes, observa que frecuentemente juzgamos mal las motivaciones y la honradez de los demás. Contiene algunas descripciones de violencia, algo de lenguaje ofensivo, y algunas descripciones de índole sexual. Traducido del inglés.
(The author of The Tipping Point (DB 50027) examines what can go wrong when we interact with strangers. Using examples from history and recent headlines, he looks at how we often misjudge the motivations and trustworthiness of others. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex.) 2019.
DB101413 Hablar con Extraños: Por qué es Crucial (y Tan Difícil) Leer las Intenciones de los Desconocidos (Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know)

Mister (The Mister)
DB104262 18 horas 27 minutos
por E.L. James
leído por varios narradores
Londres, 2019. Maxim Trevelyan tiene una vida fácil con dinero, conexiones y mujeres. Cuando hereda el título y las responsabilidades de su familia tras una tragedia, no está preparado. Tampoco está preparado para la atracción de la misteriosa Alessia Demachi, pero quiere protegerla. Traducido de la edición en inglés de 2019. Sin calificación. Audiolibro comercial.
(London, 2019. Maxim Trevelyan has an easy life with money, connections, and women. When he inherits his family’s title and responsibilities after a tragedy, he’s not ready. He is also unprepared for the allure of the mysterious Alessia Demachi, but he wants to protect her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook.) 2019.
DB104262 Mister (The Mister)

Todo Esto Te Daré (All This I Will Give You)
DB102191 17 horas 18 minutos
por Dolores Redondo
leído por Luis Carlos De La Lombana
Manuel se sorprende de que su marido de muchos años, Álvaro, haya muerto en un accidente de coche en Galicia cuando creía que estaba en una reunión de negocios en Barcelona. Comienza a descubrir la vida secreta de Álvaro como parte de una familia noble, y cuestionar su muerte “accidental.” Contiene lenguaje ofensivo y algunas descripciones de violencia. Premio Planeta.
(Manuel is shocked that his husband of many years, Álvaro, died in a car accident in Galicia when he thought he was at a business meeting in Barcelona. He begins to uncover Alvaro’s secret life as part of a noble family, and questions his “accidental” death. Strong language and some violence. Planeta Prize.) 2016.
DB102191 Todo Esto Te Daré (All This I Will Give You)

Criminal (Criminal)
DB101854 15 horas 49 minutos
por Karin Slaughter
leído por Ernesto Lezama
Atlanta. Cuando un estudiante universitario desaparece, la agente de la Oficina de Investigación de Georgia, Amanda Wagner, ve conexiones con el homicidio de 1974 que lanzó su carrera. Su protegido, Will Trent, quiere investigar, pero a Amanda le preocupa que el caso descubra secretos de la niñez de Will. Contiene descripciones de violencia, lenguaje ofensivo, y algunas descripciones explícitas de índole sexual. Traducido del inglés.
(Atlanta. When a college student vanishes, Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent Amanda Wagner sees connections to the 1974 homicide that launched her career. Her protégé, Will Trent, wants to investigate--but Amanda worries the case will uncover secrets from Will’s childhood. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook.) 2012.
DB101854 Criminal (Criminal)

El Guardián (The Guardian)
DB101856 13 horas 31 minutos
por Nicholas Sparks
leído por Lucia López Puerta
Cuando el marido de Julie Barenson murió, él juró cuidarla y le dejó un cachorro al que llamó Singer. Lista para volver a amar cuatro años después, Julie puede elegir entre un recién llegado o un viejo amigo. Los celos de uno se vuelven mortales, y Singer se convierte en el guardián que su marido le prometió. Contiene algunas descripciones de violencia. Traducido del inglés.
(When Julie Barenson’s husband died, he vowed to watch over her and left her a puppy she named Singer. Ready to love again four years later, Julie has a choice between a newcomer or a longtime friend. The jealousy of one turns deadly, and Singer becomes the guardian her husband promised. Some violence. Commercial audiobook.) 2003.
DB101856 El Guardián (The Guardian)

La Última Canción (The Last Song)
DB101855 16 horas 13 minutos
por Nicholas Sparks
leído por Maria José Chabrera
Desafiante y afligida, Ronnie, de diecisiete años, no está feliz de marcharse de Nueva York para pasar un verano en Carolina del Norte con su padre, un músico con el que no ha hablado en tres años. Pero un romance inesperado y una reconexión agridulce con su padre cambia su actitud. Traducido del inglés.
(Defiant, troubled seventeen-year-old Ronnie is not happy to leave New York for a summer in North Carolina with the musician father she hasn’t spoken to in three years. But an unexpected romance and a bittersweet reconnection with her father changes her attitude. Commercial audiobook.) 2009.
DB101855 La Última Canción (The Last Song)

Perdona Lo que No Puedes Olvidar: Descubre Cómo Seguir Adelante, Hacer las Paces con Recuerdos Dolorosos y Crear una Vida Nuevamente Hermosa (Forgiving What You Can’t Forget: Discover How to Move On, Make Peace with Painful Memories, and Create a Life Tha
DB105129 9 horas 9 minutos
por Lysa TerKeurst
leído por Jhoana Nichols
Una guía para abordar el dolor no resuelto. Se basa en las escrituras y en experiencias personales para tratar con personas que se niegan a cambiar, para identificar problemas de confianza y para abrazar el perdón. Traducido de la edición en inglés de 2020. Sin calificación. Audiolibro comercial.
(A guide to addressing unresolved pain. Draws on scripture and personal experiences to deal with people who refuse to change, to identify trust issues, and to embrace forgiveness. Unrated. Commercial audiobook.) 2020.
DB105129 Perdona Lo que No Puedes Olvidar: Descubre Cómo Seguir Adelante, Hacer las Paces con Recuerdos Dolorosos y Crear una Vida Nuevamente Hermosa (Forgiving What You Can’t Forget: Discover How to Move On, Make Peace with Painful Memories, and Create a Life Tha

Ellas Hablan (Women Talking)
DB103850 6 horas 23 minutos
por Miriam Toews
leído por Ruben Bedoya
En un remoto asentamiento menonita, las mujeres llevan años despertándose magulladas y ensangrentadas. Se reúnen cuando se enteran de que no es obra de demonios, como pensaban, sino que se debe al haber sido drogadas y violadas por los hombres de su comunidad. Traducido de la edición en inglés de 2019. Sin calificación. Audiolibro comercial.
(In a remote Mennonite settlement, the women have been waking up bruised and bloody for years. When they learn it is not the work of demons as they thought, but because they have been drugged and raped by the men of their community, the women gather together. Unrated. Commercial audiobook.) 2020.
DB103850 Ellas Hablan (Women Talking)

Malcolm X: Autobiografía (The Autobiography of Malcolm X)
DB104240 21 horas 31 minutos
por Malcolm X y Alex Haley
leído por by Gerardo Vazquez
La vida del líder religioso afroamericano Malcolm X (1925-1965). El autor describe su infancia en Lansing, Michigan, la vida de las calles de Harlem, su conversión al movimiento de negros musulmanes mientras estaba encarcelado por robo, y su evolución como un destacado portavoz de la dignidad, el poder y el separatismo de los negros. Traducido de la edición en inglés de 1964. Sin calificación. Audiolibro comercial.
(The life of African American religious leader Malcolm X (1925-1965). The author describes his boyhood in Lansing, Michigan, street life in Harlem, conversion to the Black Muslim movement while imprisoned for robbery, and evolution into a high-profile spokesman for black dignity, power, and separatism. Unrated. Commercial audiobook.) 2015.DB104240 Malcolm X: Autobiografía (The Autobiography of Malcolm X)

Audio Magazines

For a free subscription to these magazines, contact your cooperating library or subscribe through BARD or BARD Mobile.

AARP Bulletin (10 issues) and AARP The Magazine (6 issues) on one cartridge
American History (6 issues)
Analog Science Fiction and Fact (6 issues)
Asimov’s Science Fiction (6 issues)
Atlantic Monthly (10 issues)
Audubon (5 issues)
Das Beste aus Reader’s Digest (German; 12 issues)
Bon Appétit (10 issues)
Consumer Reports (12 issues)
Contemporary Sound Track: A Review of Pop, Jazz, Rock, and Country (6 issues)
Cricket (9 issues)
Discover (10 issues)
The Economist (51 issues)
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (6 issues)
Essence (6 issues)
Foreign Affairs (6 issues)
France-Amérique (French; 12 issues)
Good Housekeeping (12 issues)
Harper’s Bazaar Magazine (12 issues)
Health and Nutrition Newsletters [includes Scientific American—Health after Fifty (12 issues), Mayo Clinic Health Letter, (12 issues) and Nutrition Action Healthletter (10 issues)]
Horticulture (6 issues)
Humpty Dumpty (6 issues)
Jack and Jill (6 issues)
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (12 issues)
Magazine of the Month (12 issues)
Muse (9 issues)
Musical Mainstream (4 issues)
The Nation (35 issues)
National Geographic (12 issues)
National Geographic Kids [includes Cricket (9 issues)] (10 issues)
National Review (24 issues)
The New Yorker (52 issues)
The New York Times Book Review (52 issues)
Outdoor Life (4 issues)
People (52 issues)
People en Español (Spanish; 9 issues)
Piano Technicians Journal (12 issues)
Popular Science (4 issues)
QST: Devoted Entirely to Amateur Radio (12 issues)
Quarterly Music Magazine (4 issues)
Reader’s Digest (10 issues)
Rolling Stone (12 issues)
Smithsonian (11 issues)
Sound & Vision (10 issues)
Southern Living (13 issues)
Spider (for children; 9 issues)
Sports Illustrated (27 issues)
Sports Illustrated Kids (11 issues)
Talking Book Topics (6 issues; also contains NLS News, published in 4 issues)
Travel & Leisure (12 issues)
True West (10 issues)
Vital Speeches of the Day (12 issues)
The Week (48 issues)
Wired (12 issues)
The Writer (12 issues)
Yankee Magazine (6 issues)

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