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Talking Book Topics May-June 2020

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Table of Contents

In Brief

Books for Adults

Books for Children

Foreign Language

Audio Magazines

In Brief

Operating Status for NLS and Network Libraries

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Books for Adults

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

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Adult Fiction

Adventure

Supernova
DB97509 16 hours 34 minutes
by Marissa Meyer
read by various narrators
Nova and Adrian struggle to keep their secret identities concealed while the battle rages on between their alter egos, their allies, and their greatest fears come to life. Sequel to Archenemies (DB 92963). Violence, descriptions of sex, and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Classics

Tropic of Capricorn
DB91271 14 hours 29 minutes
by Henry Miller
read by Brian Hemmingsen
A comic fantasy that affirms the vitality of life and rails against moral and political hypocrisy. Describes the author’s fictionalized early years in New York City during the twenties and his job at the Cosmodemonic Telegraph Company. Sequel to Tropic of Cancer (DB 90815). Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 1939.

Family

Bridge of Clay
DB92620 14 hours 46 minutes
by Markus Zusak
read by Markus Zusak
Upon their father’s return, the five Dunbar boys, who have raised themselves since their mother’s death, begin to learn their family’s secrets. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Fantasy

Iron and Magic
DB91995 11 hours 54 minutes
by Ilona Andrews
read by Eva Wilhelm
Hugh d’Ambray was once the loyal servant of the god-like Roland, but now he and his Iron Dog soldiers are on their own. He needs an alliance, and his best chance is to wed Elara, a woman with mysterious magic. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

Good Guys
DB90961 9 hours 14 minutes
by Steven Brust
read by Chuck Young
Donovan, Marci, and Susan investigate crimes involving magic for a bureaucratic organization known as the Foundation. When someone starts murdering people with magic, the trio must find what ties the victims together if they want to find the killer. Strong language and some violence. 2018.

Waylander; In the Realm of the Wolf
DB91480 24 hours 10 minutes
by David Gemmell
read by Ray Foushee
Two fantasy novels of Waylander the Slayer, written in 1986 and 1992. In Waylander, the warrior assassin must retrieve the legendary Armor of Bronze. In the Realm of the Wolf finds Waylander on the run with a bounty on his head. Violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1992.

Blood of the Four
DB91154 17 hours 3 minutes
by Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon
read by Joe Peck
In the kingdom of Quandis, the royals are slaves to the gods, but lead luxurious lives served by the Bajumen. Princess Phela is determined to seize the magic of the gods for herself, risking insanity. The Bajumen, meanwhile, want to overthrow their rulers. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

Serpentine
DB91855 15 hours 24 minutes
by Laurell K. Hamilton
read by Kimberly Alexis
Vampire hunter Anita Blake travels to a Florida island for a friend’s wedding, hoping to relax with wereleopards Micah and Nathaniel. While there, Micah discovers a horrific new form of lycanthropy and women start disappearing from the hotel, leaving Anita’s lovers the prime suspects. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Steel Crow Saga
DB97681 23 hours 22 minutes
by Paul Krueger
read by Kim Mai Guest
A soldier, a prince, a detective, and a thief unite for a common purpose: to defeat an unstoppable killer who defies the laws of magic. They forge unexpected bonds of friendship and love that will change their lives, and begin to change the world. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Poppy War
DB92191 18 hours 59 minutes
by R.F. Kuang
read by Emily Woo Zeller
No one was more surprised than Rin when she aced the empire-wide exam for entrance into the Academies. But being a dark-skinned peasant from the south makes fitting in at the Sinegard military school difficult, especially when Rin learns she has the rare skill of shamanism. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Elric: Swords and Roses; Chronicles of the Last Emperor of Melniboné, Volume 6
DB96879 15 hours 13 minutes
by Michael Moorcock
read by Gregory Maupin
The final collection featuring Elric of Melniboné. Includes the novel The Revenge of the Rose, a screenplay for the novel Stormbringer, the novella Black Petals, a reader’s guide to the Elric series, and more. Violence. 2010.

The Starless Sea
DB97441 18 hours 39 minutes
by Erin Morgenstern
read by various narrators
Graduate student Zachary discovers a mysterious book hidden in the stacks that contains stories of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, nameless acolytes, and a retelling of an incident from his own childhood. The book sets him on a course of adventure that leads to a hidden library. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

A Map of Days: The Fourth Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children
DB92574 13 hours 56 minutes
by Ransom Riggs
read by Kirby Heyborne
After saving the peculiar world, Jacob Portman is back in Florida with his peculiar friends. They set out on a journey across America to discover the truth about Jacob’s grandfather. Sequel to Library of Souls (DB 82884). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Trail of Lightning: The Sixth World, Book 1
DB92041 11 hours 52 minutes
by Rebecca Roanhorse
read by Carol Jacobanis
In the wake of climate disaster, much of the world is underwater, but the Navajo reservation, or Dinétah, still stands thanks to their magic. Maggie Hoskie is a monster hunter who gets help from Kai, an unconventional medicine man, while hunting a supernatural killer. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2018.

Timeless
DB92435 12 hours 32 minutes
by R.A. Salvatore
read by Victor Bevine
In the present, Zaknafein, legendary weapons master and father of dark elf Drizzt, is back from the grave. Centuries before, Zaknafein gained a respected reputation despite humble beginnings, catching the attention of nobility and earning him the friendship of the mercenary Jarlaxle. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Long and Short of It: Stories from the Chronicles of St. Mary’s
DB91607 13 hours 14 minutes
by Jodi Taylor
read by Jill Fox
Collection of eight short stories set in the world of the time-traveling historians of St. Mary’s. Four of the stories share a Christmas theme, and the story “The Very First Damned Thing” recounts the founding of St. Mary’s by Dr. Bairstow. Some violence and some strong language. 2017.

Booke of the Hidden
DB90960 11 hours 21 minutes
by Jeri Westerson
read by Nicola Daval
After a relationship goes bad in California, Kylie Strange moves to rural Maine for a fresh start. She gets more than she bargained for when she finds a supernatural book bricked into the wall of her new tea shop. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

The Rise of Kyoshi: Avatar, the Last Airbender
DB96965 14 hours 35 minutes
by F.C. Yee and Michael Dante DiMartino
read by Joe Peck
After years of searching for the next Avatar, Kyoshi, a humble servant, exhibits extraordinary bending powers. As unrest grows in the Avatar mansion, Kyoshi flees and trains in secret. But Kyoshi and her friends must deal with rivals. Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Bring Me the Head of Prince Charming
DB96984 9 hours 5 minutes
by Roger Zelazny and Robert Sheckley
read by Ryan Dalusung
Every thousand years, the forces of good and evil compete to determine which side will control the turn of events in the upcoming millennium. On the side of evil is Azzie Elbub’s proposal for a demonic twist on the Sleeping Beauty fairytale. Some violence. 1991.

General

The Confession Club
DB97554 7 hours 58 minutes
by Elizabeth Berg
read by Elizabeth Berg
When a group of friends in Mason, Missouri, decide to start a monthly supper club, they get more than they bargained for. The plan for congenial evenings abruptly changes course one night when one of the women reveals something startlingly intimate. The supper club then becomes a confession club. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

A Novel Bookstore
DB97194 12 hours 41 minutes
by Laurence Cossé
read by Abigail Maupin
Ivan and Francesca decide to open a bookstore in Paris devoted to great books, as chosen by a top-secret committee of connoisseurs. The store becomes an unlikely success, with ripple effects throughout the literary world. Translated from the 2009 French edition. Some strong language. 2010.

Mourning Ruby
DB97700 8 hours 43 minutes
by Helen Dunmore
read by Virginia Leishman
Thirty years ago, a new mother leaves a baby in a shoebox behind an Italian restaurant. That baby, Rebecca, searches for clues to her mysterious past when her carefully built family and world begin falling apart. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2004.

The Peppermint Tea Chronicles
DB97710 9 hours 47 minutes
by Alexander McCall Smith
read by Robert Ian McKenzie
Summer comes to an Edinburgh apartment building. With the domineering Irene off pursuing academic challenges, her husband Stuart and seven-year-old son Bertie are free to indulge in summer fun. Stuart reconnects with an old acquaintance over peppermint tea while Bertie takes his friend to the circus. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Child’s Play
DB97123 6 hours 56 minutes
by Danielle Steel
read by Dan John Miller
A senior partner at a prestigious New York law firm, Kate Morgan couldn’t be prouder of her three grown children. One summer, she realizes she doesn’t really know them–one has been keeping a big secret, while another reveals an equally shocking truth. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Nothing to See Here
DB97315 6 hours 43 minutes
by Kevin Wilson
read by Marin Ireland
Former scholarship student Lillian lost touch with her wealthy boarding school roommate Madison until Madison reaches out to ask for help with her twin stepchildren. Lillian agrees to be their caretaker, but there’s a catch: the children spontaneously combust when they’re upset. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Historical Fiction

Transcription
DB92304 11 hours 11 minutes
by Kate Atkinson
read by Fenella Woolgar
During World War II, teenager Juliet Armstrong is drawn into wartime espionage. Ten years later, while working as a BBC producer, she is confronted by people from her past. With the Cold War ramping up, Juliet must fight this returning threat. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Indigo Girl
DB92171 10 hours 34 minutes
by Natasha Boyd
read by Saskia Maarleveld
1739. Sixteen-year-old Eliza Lucas is left in charge of her family’s three South Carolina plantations when her father leaves to pursue military ambitions. To save the estates, Eliza comes up with a plan to grow indigo, which she learns to produce from an enslaved person. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Next Year in Havana
DB92153 11 hours 19 minutes
by Chanel Cleeton
read by various narrators
When her grandmother Elisa Perez dies, Marisol Ferrera–who grew up on Elisa’s romanticized tales of Cuba–travels to Havana to learn more. Meanwhile, in 1958, nineteen-year-old Elisa has lived a sheltered life, but she falls in love with a passionate revolutionary. And as Marisol discovers these family secrets, she, too, falls in love. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Hippie
DB92501 7 hours 54 minutes
by Paulo Coelho
read by Graham Halstead
1970. A young Paulo travels from Brazil to Amsterdam, where he meets Karla. She has been in search of the ideal traveling companion for a trip to Nepal, and she convinces Paulo to join her. The journey forces them to examine their life choices. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

War of the Wolf
DB97661 13 hours 25 minutes
by Bernard Cornwell
read by Matt Bates
After reclaiming his birthright in The Flame Bearer (DB 93276), Uhtred of Bebbanburg once again must face an old foe in the kingdom of Wessex, where a dynastic struggle is taking place. Uhtred is also bedeviled by the Norseman Sköll, who plots to be king of Northumbria. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The River Widow
DB96889 9 hours 51 minutes
by Ann Howard Creel
read by Madelyn Buzzard
1937. As the waters of the Ohio River rise above its banks, Adah Branch dumps the body of her husband, Lester, into the raging river. She finally fought back against his years of abuse, but now she must protect her beloved stepdaughter Daisy from Lester’s family. Violence. 2018.

My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton
DB92114 23 hours 9 minutes
by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie
read by Cassandra Campbell
Eliza Schuyler, the daughter of a general, comes of age on the eve of the American Revolution. When she meets Alexander Hamilton, she is entranced by him and eventually marries him. Their marriage faces many tests as the nation surrounding them grows. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

Washington Black
DB92500 12 hours 21 minutes
by Esi Edugyan
read by Dion Graham
Barbados, 1830. Young Washington Black
is enslaved on the Faith Plantation when his first owner dies. When his new owner’s brother, Christopher Wilde, chooses Washington to be his manservant, Washington is wary, but is soon drawn into a world of exploration. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

A Tall History of Sugar
DB97450 14 hours 34 minutes
by Curdella Forbes
read by Robin Miles
Jamaica, 1958. Moshe was a baby born without skin, found abandoned in a wicker basket. As he grows up, his only friend is Arrienne, who is bold where Moshe is quiet. The two share a love that carries them through the years as Jamaica changes around them. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Daisy Children
DB97643 10 hours 18 minutes
by Sofia Grant
read by Teri Schnaubelt
Katie Garrett’s life is falling apart when she finds out her grandmother Margaret has passed away. She goes to Texas to sort out the estate with her cousin Scarlett. There, they find letters and photographs that explain Margaret’s life and connection to tragedy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The World That We Knew
DB97106 10 hours 10 minutes
by Alice Hoffman
read by Judith Light
Berlin, 1941. Hanni Kohn knows the time has come to send her twelve-year-old daughter, Lea, away to save her from the Nazis. The rabbi’s daughter, Ettie, provides hope in the form of a golem, Ava, to protect Lea as she makes her way in the world. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Of Irish Blood
DB94316 20 hours 19 minutes
by Mary Pat Kelly
read by Kate Kiley
Nora Kelly, granddaughter of Honora from Galway Bay (DB 91054), climbs the ranks of Chicago’s fashion industry, but flees to Paris to get away from a vicious man. There she meets a man fighting for Ireland’s independence. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Shadow Sister; The Pearl Sister
DB90821 33 hours 46 minutes
by Lucinda Riley
read by Eva Wilhelm
Two novels, written in 2016 and 2018, in a series about adopted sisters searching for clues about their birth families. In The Shadow Sister, Star D’Aplièse learns about her relative Flora, who knew Beatrix Potter. In The Pearl Sister, Cece D’Aplièse heads to Australia to find her family origins. 2018.

Thirteen Doorways, Wolves behind Them All
DB97459 9 hours 1 minute
by Laura Ruby
read by Lisa Flanagan
1940s. Frankie’s father left her and her siblings at an orphanage in Chicago, but she is not prepared to be abandoned by him again. Soon, Frankie and her sister carve a new life for themselves. Some violence and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

An Irish Country Family: An Irish Country Novel
DB97667 14 hours 3 minutes
by Patrick Taylor
read by John Keating
1963. Freshly-minted doctor Barry Laverty begins his houseman’s year at the Belfast Royal Victoria Hospital. There he learns all the latest medical techniques. Six years later, he uses the skills he learned there to care for the residents of Ballybucklebo. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Summer Wives
DB91897 11 hours 49 minutes
by Beatriz Williams
read by Kristin Kalbli
Stories from the 1930s, 1950s, and 1960s unfold as secrets of the residents of Winthrop Island are laid bare. In 1951, Miranda Schuyler joins her mother and stepfamily on the island and falls in love with Joseph Vargas. Nearly twenty years later, she returns to right a wrong. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Holidays

Noel Street: From the Noel Collection
DB97541 5 hours 57 minutes
by Richard Paul Evans
read by Helene Maksoud
1975. In Mistletoe, Utah, waitress Elle Sheen works at the Noel Street Diner as she raises her biracial son, Dylan, whose father was killed in Vietnam. She meets William Smith, a recently returned POW. As they grow closer, William may have the answer to Elle’s secret pain. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Christmas Shopaholic
DB97255 12 hours 5 minutes
by Sophie Kinsella
read by Nathalie Buscombe
Becky Brandon is looking forward to Christmas with husband Luke and daughter Minnie–until her parents announce they are moving and want Becky to host the whole family for the holiday. Juggling the preparations is difficult, even before she runs into an old flame whose motives are unclear. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Right beside You
DB97671 4 hours 53 minutes
by Mary Monroe
read by various narrators
Felicia Hawkins has more than a crush on her long-time coworker Richard Grimes, but is afraid to disrupt their excellent friendship. Widower Richard is also drawn to Felicia and wishes they could take the next steps. Christmas-season misunderstandings and matchmaking force them to have courage. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Human Relationships

Us against You
DB92112 14 hours 19 minutes
by Fredrik Backman
read by Marin Ireland
The citizens of a small Swedish town are heartbroken to learn their local hockey team will soon be disbanded. Former players who now play for a team from a neighboring town rub salt in the wound. Sequel to Beartown (DB 88118). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Dream Daughter
DB92569 13 hours 35 minutes
by Diane Chamberlain
read by Susan Bennett
Carly Sears is a young woman widowed by the Vietnam War who receives the devastating news that her unborn daughter has a heart defect. Her brother-in-law, a physicist with a mysterious past, tells her he knows of a way to save her baby. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Unpregnant
DB97461 8 hours 5 minutes
by Jenni Hendriks and Ted Caplan
read by Kyla Garcia
When seventeen-year-old Veronica Clarke discovers she is pregnant (and that her boyfriend did it on purpose), she enlists the help of high school misfit Bailey Butler to drive her over nine-hundred miles to the closest abortion clinic. Strong language. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Good Luck with That
DB91903 15 hours 24 minutes
by Kristan Higgins
read by various narrators
Emerson, Georgia, and Marley met as teens at a weight-loss camp. When Emerson dies suddenly years later, the two remaining friends agree to try to complete the list they created at camp of the things they wanted to do if they ever got skinny. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Winter in Paradise
DB92619 10 hours 14 minutes
by Elin Hilderbrand
read by Erin Bennett
When her husband Russ dies in a helicopter crash, Irene Steele discovers her happy marriage was a lie. With her sons, Irene travels to St. John, in the US Virgin Islands, where Russ died. She learns her husband was living a secret life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows
DB92278 10 hours 37 minutes
by Balli Kaur Jaswal
read by Meera Syal
After spending much of her twenty-two years distancing herself from her Sikh heritage, Nikki Grewal finds a spot volunteering to teach creative writing at a community center in London’s close-knit Punjabi community. A group calling itself the “moral police” soon threatens the growing class. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

When We Found Home
DB91896 11 hours 12 minutes
by Susan Mallery
read by Tanya Eby
Malcolm, Callie, and Keira discover they are half siblings. Callie and Keira move to the grand house Malcolm shares with their grandfather, but Malcolm is more comfortable with business than relationships. He works to open himself to his new family, while opening his heart to a beautiful barista. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Beach House Reunion
DB92113 11 hours 5 minutes
by Mary Alice Monroe
read by Mary Alice Monroe
Isle of Palms, South Carolina. Widow Cara Rutledge has returned home and must face difficult memories of the husband she loved and lost. She is joined by her niece Linnea, a recent college graduate looking for direction in her life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

A Spark of Light
DB92508 13 hours 5 minutes
by Jodi Picoult
read by various narrators
When a gunman bursts into a reproductive health clinic, he takes everyone inside as hostages. Police negotiator Hugh McElroy rushes to the scene, only to get a text from his fifteen-year-old daughter, who is among those trapped inside the clinic. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

On Swift Horses
DB97348 11 hours 46 minutes
by Shannon Pufahl
read by various narrators
Newly-married Muriel has been in San Diego a few months, but she’s already a staple amongst the gamblers at the Heyday Lounge as their waitress. She uses the knowledge she gleans to make her own bets. Her brother-in-law Julius lives his own risky lifestyle in Las Vegas. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

A Sister’s Secret
DB97349 10 hours 22 minutes
by Cydney Rax
read by Kentra Lynn
In the four years since the loss of their mother Greta, the Reeves sisters have been meeting bi-monthly to keep their family connected, especially for youngest sister, Elyse. Now nineteen, a secret of Elyse’s threatens to tear the sisters even further apart. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Lake Success
DB92269 13 hours 34 minutes
by Gary Shteyngart
read by various narrators
Hedge fund manager Barry Cohen oversees billions in assets. Deeply stressed by an SEC investigation and by his three-year-old son’s diagnosis of autism, he flees New York on a Greyhound bus in search of a simpler, more romantic life with his old college sweetheart. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Would Like to Meet
DB97682 10 hours 16 minutes
by Rachel Winters
read by Laura Hobson
It’s Evie Summers’s job to convince Ezra Chester to write the romantic-comedy screenplay he owes producers. But he thinks rom-coms are unrealistic and demands that Evie shows him that it’s possible to meet a man in real life the way it happens on the big screen. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Legal Themes

The Reckoning
DB92511 17 hours 38 minutes
by John Grisham
read by Michael Beck
Pete Banning was Clanton, Mississippi’s, favorite son–World War II hero, patriarch of a prominent family, farmer, and Methodist church member. Then one cool October morning he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed his pastor and friend, the Reverend Dexter Bell. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Philadelphia Legal, Books 1-3
DB97214 34 hours 3 minutes
by William L. Myers
read by Eva Wilhelm
Three novels, written between 2017 and 2019, feature Philadelphia attorney Mick McFarland and his coworkers. Includes A Criminal Defense, An Engineered Injustice, and A Killer’s Alibi, in which Mick must defend a mobster accused of murdering his daughter’s lover. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2019.

Infamy
DB92518 7 hours 12 minutes
by Robert K. Tanenbaum
read by Peter Berkrot
When an army veteran murders a colonel in New York, he claims that he had to do it because he was being used in mind-control experiments. Surprisingly, a top Wall Street criminal defense lawyer–with ties to the White House–takes the case, going up against D.A. Karp. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Literature

Keep the Aspidistra Flying
DB97645 9 hours 24 minutes
by George Orwell
read by Richard Brown
Twenty-nine-year-old Gordon works in a grubby London bookshop by day, and writes in a cold rented room at night. He’s determined to avoid the “money world” as he thinks of it. His sweetheart Rosemary understands him and is patient, but events overtake them. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1956.

Mystery and Detective

Robert B. Parker’s Angel Eyes
DB97356 7 hours 45 minutes
by Ace Atkins
read by Joe Mantegna
Gabby Leggett left Boston with dreams of making it big in Hollywood. Two years later, she disappears from her apartment. Her family, former boyfriend, friends, and the police have no idea where she is. Leggett’s mother hires Spenser–along with his former apprentice, Zebulon Sixkill–to find her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Down the Broken Road
DB97529 7 hours 42 minutes
by J.R. Backlund
read by Lesa Lockford
An anonymous tip leads ex-SBI agent Rachel Carver to begin investigating a possible link between a recent grisly murder and the case that ruined her career. But when the killer strikes again, in a flurry of confusion Rachel gets pinned for the double homicide. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

A Minute to Midnight
DB97355 12 hours 14 minutes
by David Baldacci
read by various narrators
FBI Agent Atlee Pine and her assistant Carol Blum return to Atlee’s Georgia hometown to reopen the long-cold investigation of her twin sister’s abduction and probable murder. To complicate things, they arrive as a serial killer begins a reign of terror. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Murder in Bel-Air
DB97624 8 hours 48 minutes
by Cara Black
read by Carine Montbertrand
Parisian PI Aimee Leduc gets an emergency phone call from her daughter’s playgroup: Aimee’s mother missed pickup. After rushing to get Chloe, Aimee witnesses a deceased homeless woman being wheeled away from the neighboring convent. The last person seen with the woman was Aimee’s mother, who has vanished. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

A Magical Match: A Witchcraft Mystery
DB97708 8 hours 31 minutes
by Juliet Blackwell
read by Xe Sands
Lily Ivory and her friends are planning a 1950s-themed brunch to benefit the local women’s shelter. When a figure from her past shows up unannounced, Lily’s fiancé, Sailor, steps in to defend her. After the same man is found dead later that day, Sailor is the primary suspect. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Trace of Evil: A Natalie Lockhart Novel
DB97631 12 hours 51 minutes
by Alice Blanchard
read by Laura Nichol
Still haunted by her sister’s long-ago unsolved murder, Natalie Lockhart is now a rookie detective in isolated Burning Lake, New York. Her assignment to uncover the whereabouts of nine missing transients is interrupted when a schoolteacher is found dead, and the suspect has fallen into a coma. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Sunrise Highway
DB92294 10 hours 44 minutes
by Peter Blauner
read by Ari Fliakos
When a Long Island schoolgirl is gruesomely murdered, troubled teenager JT goes from suspect to star witness, putting away a high school football star. Forty years later, when JT is chief of police, there’s a trail of a dozen dead women along the Sunrise Highway. A relentless NYPD detective investigates. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding
DB92328 9 hours 39 minutes
by Rhys Bowen
read by Jasmine Blackborow
In the days leading up to her wedding to Darcy O’Mara, Lady Georgiana Rannoch takes on the responsibilities of a grand estate, but proving she can run a household just may be the death of her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Private Life of the Cat Who…
DB92168 1 hour 11 minutes
by Lillian Jackson Braun
read by George Guidall
An intimate look at the private lives of Jim Qwilleran’s extraordinary Siamese cats, Koko and Yum Yum. Readers will discover why Qwill considers Koko a veritable clone of T.S. Eliot’s Rum Tum Tugger, how Yum Yum was rescued from a cat napper, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2003.

False Tongues: A Callie Anson Mystery
DB91007 13 hours 35 minutes
by Kate Charles
read by MacKenzie Beyer
Anglican curate Callie Anson regrets her decision to attend a class reunion in Cambridge when she learns her ex will be there. Meanwhile her current boyfriend, Mark Lombardi, a police family-liaison officer, helps Detective Inspector Neville Stewart investigate the puzzling murder of a fifteen-year-old boy. Some strong language. 2015.

Hallowe’en Party: A Hercule Poirot Mystery
DB97649 6 hours 30 minutes
by Agatha Christie
read by Hugh Fraser
At a Halloween party, a hostile thirteen-year-old boasts that she once witnessed a murder. When no one believes her, she storms off home. But within hours her body is found, still in the house, drowned in an apple-bobbing tub. Hercule Poirot is now looking for either a murderer or a double-murderer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1969.

Death Wears a Beauty Mask: and Other Stories
DB97627 9 hours 43 minutes
by Mary Higgins Clark
read by various narrators
Career-spanning collection includes the author’s first-ever published story, “Stowaway,” from 1956, as well as the never-before-published novella “Death Wears a Beauty Mask” which she began writing in 1974, and set in the dazzling and dangerous world of high fashion in 1970s New York City. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Murder in Hindsight
DB92305 11 hours 5 minutes
by Anne Cleeland
read by Marcella Riordan
Newly promoted Detective Sergeant Doyle contends with a series of homicides that seem to point to a vigilante killer. The victims are all criminals who eluded justice–until they ran afoul of an avenger whose modus operandi is a bullet to the back of the head. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Wild Fire
DB92295 10 hours 46 minutes
by Ann Cleeves
read by Kenny Blyth
An English family moves to the remote Shetland Islands, eager to give their autistic son a better life. But when a young nanny’s body is found hanging in the barn beside their home, rumors of her affair with the husband spread like wildfire. Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez investigates. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Bee’s Kiss
DB91832 9 hours 31 minutes
by Barbara Cleverly
read by Kurt Elftmann
London, 1926. Back home from India, Detective Joe Sandilands of Scotland Yard investigates the murder of Dame Beatrice Jagow-Joliffe, a founder of the Women’s Royal Naval Service (Wrens). Joining Sandilands are Constable Mathilda Westhorpe and Detective Sergeant Bill Armitage, who discover multiple suicides among the Wrens. Some strong language. 2005.

Fudge Bites: A Candy-Coated Mystery with Recipes
DB97209 8 hours 11 minutes
by Nancy Coco
read by Elizabeth Rose
Allie follows the bloody tracks of her calico cat, Carmella, to a body in the alley behind the Historic McMurphy Hotel and Fudge Shop. It seems that someone used the zombie fest as the perfect backdrop for murder. Now, amateur sleuth Allie must unmask a killer. 2019.

A Bitter Feast
DB97353 10 hours 45 minutes
by Deborah Crombie
read by Gerard Doyle
Scotland Yard DS Duncan Kincaid and his wife, DI Gemma James, have been invited for a relaxing weekend in the tranquil Cotswolds by a colleague. Instead, they are pulled into a dangerous web of secrets, lies, and murder in what becomes one of the team’s most crucial cases. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Change of Fortune
DB92342 7 hours 51 minutes
by Jana DeLeon
read by Cassandra Campbell
Fortune Redding’s three-month undercover stint in Sinful, Louisiana, is almost up. But with Ahmad still on the loose, Fortune will have to start over with a new identity somewhere else. Determined to get her life back, Fortune decides to draw Ahmad out and finally end this. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Miss Fortune, Books 14-15
DB96550 16 hours 6 minutes
by Jana DeLeon
read by Theresa Conkin
Two mysteries for former CIA assassin Fortune Redding and her cohorts in Sinful, Louisiana, to solve. In Cajun Fried Felony, a young troublemaker returns to town and begins scamming residents again. When she is found dead, there are many suspects. Also includes Fortune Furlough. Some strong language. 2019.

Inspector Morse, Books 1-2
DB90973 18 hours 46 minutes
by Colin Dexter
read by John Jessup
The first two mysteries, written in 1975 and 1976, in the series featuring Detective Chief Inspector Morse of Oxford. In Last Bus to Woodstock, a young female hitchhiker’s body is found outside a pub. In Last Seen Wearing, a missing teen writes her parents a letter. Television tie-in. 1976.

Twisted Twenty-Six
DB97352 6 hours 45 minutes
by Janet Evanovich
read by Lorelei King
Grandma Mazur remarries–this time to a local gangster named Jimmy Rosolli–but he drops dead right after the nuptials. Jimmy’s former “business partners” are convinced that his new widow is keeping the keys to a financial windfall all to herself. They didn’t count on her bounty hunter granddaughter, Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Bad Axe County
DB97656 10 hours 27 minutes
by John Galligan
read by Samantha Desz
Fifteen years ago, Heidi’s parents were shot to death on their Bad Axe County farm. The police declared it a murder-suicide and closed the case. But Heidi found the one clue she knew could lead to the truth–if only the investigators would listen. And now Heidi is the interim sheriff. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Death of an Irish Sea Wolf: A Peter McGarr Mystery
DB96867 11 hours 11 minutes
by Bartholomew Gill
read by George Holmes
Reclusive Clement Ford–nicknamed the Sea Wolf–is believed to be an anonymous benefactor to his island neighbors. Then one night, a mysterious figure from Ford’s past arrives, and by morning three people are murdered and Ford has disappeared. In the wake of the tragedy, CS Peter McGarr investigates. Some violence and some strong language. 1996.

Crime Stories and Other Writings
DB91372 36 hours 23 minutes
by Dashiell Hammett
read by Robert Sams
Collection of stories by the author of The Thin Man (DB 16349) originally written in the 1920s and 30s. Includes works originally published in Black Mask magazine, including ones featuring his nameless detective, the Continental Op. Also includes an early version of The Thin Man. Some violence. 2001.

Sins of the Fathers: A J.P. Beaumont Novel
DB97359 13 hours 13 minutes
by J.A. Jance
read by Alan Sklar
Former Seattle homicide cop, J.P. Beaumont, is learning to enjoy retirement. But when an old acquaintance shows up on Beaumont’s doorstep with a newborn infant and asks for help locating his missing daughter, Beau finds himself facing an investigation that will turn his life upside down. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Depth of Winter
DB92275 7 hours 58 minutes
by Craig Johnson
read by George Guidall
An international hit man who heads one of the most vicious drug cartels in Mexico has kidnapped Walt’s beloved daughter, Cady, to auction her off to Walt’s worst enemies. Walt heads into the one-hundred-ten-degree heat of the Northern Mexican desert alone–one man against an army. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Strong to the Bone: A Caitlin Strong Novel
DB91253 12 hours 51 minutes
by Jon Land
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Fifth-generation Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong finds herself pursuing the killer that her grandfather, Texas Ranger Earl Strong, never caught. The story stretches from a 1944 Nazi POW camp to a modern-day neo-Nazi gang. Violence and strong language. 2017.

To the Land of Long Lost Friends
DB97525 9 hours 8 minutes
by Alexander McCall Smith
read by Lisette Lecat
Mma Ramotswe agrees to help an old friend who has been having problems with her daughter. Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni finds himself embroiled in familial drama as well, when one of his clients asks for help evicting an unwanted houseguest who turns out to be the man’s own brother. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Murder at Morrington Hall
DB97483 8 hours 12 minutes
by Clara McKenna
read by Sarah Zimmerman
1905. When Kentucky horsewoman Stella arrives to attend a mysterious wedding in rural England, her cold and ambitious father confesses that he has arranged for her to marry the Earl’s financially strapped son, Lyndy. However, the vicar is found dead, and the unlikely future spouses decide to investigate. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Criss Cross
DB97531 8 hours 19 minutes
by James Patterson
read by Andre Blake
In a Virginia penitentiary, Alex Cross and his partner witness the execution of a killer they helped convict. Hours later, they are called to the scene of a copycat crime. A note signed “M” rests on the corpse and says “You messed up big time, Dr. Cross.” Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

Death in Focus: An Elena Standish Novel
DB97659 12 hours 6 minutes
by Anne Perry
read by Susan Lyons
1933. While vacationing on the Italian coast, twenty-eight-year-old photographer Elena meets Ian. Not ready to part ways, they share a train trip home to England. But a shocking murder disrupts their agenda, forcing Elena to personally deliver a message to Berlin that could change the fate of Europe. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Feared: A Rosato & DiNunzio Novel
DB91938 10 hours 42 minutes
by Lisa Scottoline
read by Kate Burton
Corrupt lawyer Nick Machiavelli aggressively strikes close to the DiNunzio household, attacking Mary’s father and one of their beloved family friends by filing a frivolous lawsuit accusing them of embezzling from the treasury of a local South Philly social club. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Amos McGuffin, Books 1-2
DB91011 15 hours 59 minutes
by Robert Upton
read by Joe Wilson
Two mysteries, written in 1977 and 1984, in the series featuring Amos McGuffin, a boozy, golf-playing San Francisco private investigator. Includes Who’d Want to Kill Old George? and Fade Out, in which McGuffin is retained to investigate the apparent suicide of a Hollywood film producer. Some strong language. 1984.

The Body in the Castle Well: A Bruno, Chief of Police Novel
DB97648 10 hours 53 minutes
by Martin Walker
read by Robert Ian McKenzie
When a young American turns up dead in the courtyard of an ancient castle in Bruno’s jurisdiction, her death is assumed to be an accident related to opioid use. But her doctor persuades Bruno that things may not be so simple. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

To Die but Once: A Maisie Dobbs Novel
DB91934 10 hours 31 minutes
by Jacqueline Winspear
read by Orlagh Cassidy
Spring 1940. Nothing much has happened since Britain declared war against Germany. Widowed psychologist and investigator Maisie Dobbs is asked to locate a missing young apprentice craftsman working on a secret government contract. Then a young man whom Maisie knows well appears to have embarked on a dangerous adventure. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

Occult and Horror

Five Midnights
DB97501 9 hours 36 minutes
by Ann Dávila Cardinal
read by Almarie Guerra
Lupe and Javier try to solve a series of grisly murders sweeping through Puerto Rico before the killer catches up with them. Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Imaginary Friend
DB96861 24 hours 35 minutes
by Stephen Chbosky
read by Christine Lakin
Kate Reese and her son Christopher are on the run from an abusive relationship. They land in Mill Grove, a tight-knit Pennsylvania community. It seems perfect until Christopher vanishes. He emerges from the woods six days later, unhurt but hearing a voice in his head. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Full Throttle: Stories
DB97124 15 hours 47 minutes
by Joe Hill
read by various narrators
Short story collection from the author of NOS4A2 (DB 76605). Includes “In the Tall Grass” and “Throttle,” both co-written with his father, Stephen King, as well as “Late Returns,” about a librarian who delivers books to the dead in an antique bookmobile. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Palaces
DB91785 8 hours 45 minutes
by Simon Jacobs
read by Brit Herring
John and Joey are forced out of their apartment in the middle of a riot. They board an empty commuter train, getting off at the final stop. They discover a landscape of abandoned mansions, devoid of people. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2018.

Religious Themes

All She Ever Wanted
DB92307 14 hours 44 minutes
by Lynn Austin
read by Linda Stephens
Kathleen Seymour appears to have it all, but she hides a dark family secret. When she loses her job and her daughter is caught shoplifting, her world comes crashing down around her. In order to regain control, she returns to her estranged family. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2005.

Seasons of an Amish Garden: Four Stories
DB96535 10 hours 35 minutes
by Amy Clipston
read by Cecelia Riddett
A collection of four stories which revolve around an Amish community garden and those who find friendship and love while working there. In “Spring Is in the Air,” the people of Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania, plan a garden to honor a young widow’s husband. 2019.

The Choice
DB97491 10 hours 7 minutes
by Suzanne Woods Fisher
read by Cassandra Campbell
Carrie Weaver must decide whether to run away to marry baseball pitcher Solomon Riehl or stay in the Amish community where she was raised. When Sol leaves, Carrie considers marriage to a family friend who offers to protect her and her brother. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

Her Fear: The Amish of Hart County
DB91902 6 hours 37 minutes
by Shelley Shepard Gray
read by Tavia Gilbert
Pregnant, unmarried Sadie Detweiler has been sent to live with relatives she barely knows in Kentucky. When her aunt Verba falls ill, Sadie meets Amish EMT Noah Freeman. After Verba dies, Noah investigates suspicious deaths to protect Sadie. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

His Risk: The Amish of Hart County
DB91755 6 hours 57 minutes
by Shelley Shepard Gray
read by Kristin Allison
Calvin returns to the Amish community he left at age fourteen when his brother becomes sick. But Calvin has been working undercover for the DEA, and no one knows his true job. He begins courting nursery school teacher Alice, but trouble comes knocking. Some violence. 2018.

Romance

Northern Lights, Books 1-3
DB96551 30 hours 19 minutes
by Freya Barker
read by Theresa Conkin
Three contemporary romances set in Canada, written between 2017 and 2018. In A Change in Tide, Mia lives an isolated life in her lakeside cabin until new neighbor Jared moves in. Also includes A Change of View and A Change of Pace. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

The Last Hellion
DB90981 14 hours 26 minutes
by Loretta Chase
read by Laura Giannarelli
Vere Mallory, the disreputable Duke of Ainswood, has met his match in Lydia Grenville. Though raised in the slums, Lydia has become a journalist who fights for the downtrodden and detests rakes like Vere. Vere may be a hellion, but he never refuses a challenge. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 1998.

A True Cowboy Christmas
DB96598 9 hours 54 minutes
by Caitlin Crews
read by Kurt Elftmann
When his father dies, widower Gray Everett is fighting to keep his land out of the hands of developers and trying to parent his teenage daughter. He decides he needs a wife, and offers his neighbor Abby Douglas a marriage of convenience. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

Copper Point Medical, Books 1-3
DB96724 35 hours 14 minutes
by Heidi Cullinan
read by Andy Pyle
Three romances between gay men who work at a Wisconsin hospital. In The Doctor’s Secret, Dr. Hong-Wei Wu is a new surgeon at the hospital who falls for his surgical nurse, Simon Lane. Also includes The Doctor’s Date and The Doctor’s Orders. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2019.

The Governess Game: Girl Meets Duke
DB92313 7 hours 25 minutes
by Tessa Dare
read by Mary Jane Wells
Alexandra Mountbatten takes on an impossible post: transforming a pair of wild orphans into proper young ladies. However, the girls need a loving home more than they need discipline. Try telling that to their guardian and ducal heir, Chase Reynaud. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Fast Burn
DB91919 8 hours 55 minutes
by Lori Foster
read by Alexander Cendese
Sahara Silver pursues MMA fighter Brand Berry, determined to get him to join her security firm Body Armor. He wants more from Sahara than a professional opportunity, and when she is kidnapped by men searching for her brother, Brand doesn’t hesitate to step up to save her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Proposal
DB92335 9 hours 1 minute
by Jasmine Guillory
read by Janina Edwards
When Nik Paterson receives an unwanted wedding proposal via the Jumbotron at a Dodgers game, she’s rescued by Carlos Ibarra and his sister. This leads to a friends-with-benefits arrangement between Nik and Carlos, but the pair have to decide if they are willing to try for more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Born to Be Wilde
DB91882 9 hours 55 minutes
by Eloisa James
read by Susan Duerden
Parth Sterling, the richest bachelor in England, rejects Lavinia Gray’s marriage proposal, but when he understands her desperate circumstances he agrees to find her another suitable, wealthy husband. The more time he spends with her, the more Parth wants to keep Lavinia for himself. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Hard-Hearted Highlander
DB97638 10 hours 31 minutes
by Julia London
read by Derek Perkins
Scottish Highlands, 1750. An ill-fated elopement cost English-born governess Bernadette Holly her reputation, her unsuitable lover, and any chance of a future match. She has nothing left to fear–not even the bitter, dangerously handsome Scot due to marry her young charge. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The First Time at Firelight Falls
DB92125 9 hours 6 minutes
by Julie Anne Long
read by Charlotte North
Single mom Eden Harwood has a lively daughter, a blooming business, and a juicy secret. There’s no room for romance in her whirlwind life until local school principal and ex-Navy SEAL Gabe Caldera shows her what she might be missing. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Wicked and the Wallflower
DB92145 12 hours 43 minutes
by Sarah MacLean
read by Justine Eyre
A mysterious stranger shows up in the bedchamber of spinster Lady Felicity Faircloth, offering to help her marry a duke. The stranger, himself the bastard son of a duke, has his own reason for wanting to help the wallflower. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Attachments
DB91740 9 hours 55 minutes
by Rainbow Rowell
read by Abigail Maupin
Lincoln O’Neill never realized his IT security officer job at the newspaper would mostly be monitoring employee email. When he started reading the hilarious emails Beth Fremont exchanged with her friend Jennifer, he should have sent them a warning memo, but instead he fell in love. Some strong language. 2011.

Forever My Hero
DB97453 9 hours 7 minutes
by Sharon Sala
read by Amy Rubinate
Dan Amos lost his wife and son years ago when they inadvertently got in the way of a death threat meant for him. He’s never had eyes for anyone since, and he doesn’t want to. But fellow Blessings resident and new widow Alice Conroy sparks something inside him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Faker
DB97313 10 hours 39 minutes
by Sarah Smith
read by Donnabella Mortel
As a woman working at a power tool company, Emmie is used to faking a tough exterior. Her coworker Tate has been hostile since the day they met, but a charity construction project forces them to work together, showing Emmie a new side to Tate. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Cottages on Silver Beach
DB92150 7 hours 52 minutes
by RaeAnne Thayne
read by Vanessa Johansson
Innkeeper Megan Hamilton has put her life on hold to be the guardian for her brother’s children, blaming former FBI agent and true crime writer Elliott Bailey for her family’s troubles. Now Elliott is back in Haven Point, and he wants Megan’s help. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Caught by Surprise: Apart from the Crowd, Book 3
DB92578 11 hours 54 minutes
by Jen Turano
read by Lauren Ezzo
1883. Temperance Flowerdew is on her way to work when she is abducted and put onto a Chicago-bound train. Gilbert Cavendish is called to rescue the damsel in distress, having no idea it’s his good friend. Temperance is grateful but unwilling to give up her newfound independence. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Frankly in Love
DB97721 10 hours 13 minutes
by David Yoon
read by Raymond J. Lee
High school senior Frank Li takes a risk to go after a girl his parents would never approve, but his plans leave him wondering if he ever really understood love, or himself, at all. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

The Sex Chronicles: Shattering the Myth
DB97401 10 hours 0 minutes
by Zane
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
A collection of erotic tales sets out to prove that women can be as sexually voracious as men. Stories range from a sensual housewife who wants to get down and dirty with her husband to an underground sorority of sexually adventurous women. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2000.

Science Fiction

Star Wars: X-Wing, Books 9-10
DB96326 24 hours 46 minutes
by Aaron Allston
read by Doug Ramsdell
Books nine and ten from the series, published in 1999 and 2012. In Starfighters of Adumar, delegations of fighter pilots from both the New Republic and the Empire try to win over the neutral world of Adumar. Also includes Mercy Kill. Sequel to Star Wars: X-Wing, Books 7-8 (DB 96183). Some violence and some strong language. 2012.

River of Bones: Destroyermen
DB91888 18 hours 1 minute
by Taylor Anderson
read by William Dufris
Commander Reddy and his crew are afraid it may be the end of the line for the USS Walker. While the ship is under repairs, they man a different ship and join the efforts to block a Grik swarm. Sequel to Devil’s Due (DB 91805). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Contagion
DB91881 9 hours 40 minutes
by Erin Bowman
read by Amy McFadden
A skeleton crew goes into deep space to perform a standard search-and-rescue mission in response to a distress call from a distant planet. They arrive to find everyone dead–and all that is left is something truly terrifying. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Darkness Falling: Andromedan Dark, Book 2
DB92309 11 hours 35 minutes
by Ian Douglas
read by Nick Sullivan
Lord Commander St. Clair has guided the Tellus Ad Astra to an unknown part of the universe and now faces an unfathomable foe. He must find a way to explore this unknown territory, maintain order, and guide the ship back to the Milky Way. Sequel to Altered Starscape (DB 88045). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Relic
DB91942 12 hours 32 minutes
by Alan Dean Foster
read by Marc Thompson
A genetically engineered virus wipes out all of humanity except for a single man, Ruslan. An alien race rescues Ruslan in order to use his genetic material to resurrect humanity. For his cooperation, they offer to help Ruslan find the lost, mythical home world of his species–Earth. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Ashes, Books 1-3
DB96866 49 hours 4 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Richard Davidson
The first three books in the series, published between 1983 and 1984. In Out of the Ashes, a nuclear strike cripples America. Ben Raines’s search for his family unites with a revolutionary army dedicated to rebuilding America. Also includes Fire in the Ashes and Anarchy in the Ashes. Violence and strong language. 1984.

Ball Lightning
DB92446 12 hours 14 minutes
by Cixin Liu
read by Feodor Chin
After his parents are killed by ball lightning, Chen investigates the phenomenon, eventually discovering a new frontier in particle physics. His discoveries lead to conflicts with an army major obsessed with dangerous weaponry and a physicist who cares more for knowledge than ethics. Translated from the 2005 Chinese edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Supernova Era
DB97467 12 hours 57 minutes
by Cixin Liu
read by Feodor Chin
A supernova event showers Earth with radiation, condemning everyone over thirteen to die. Adults fight to pass on as much knowledge as possible while they can, but the new generation may not wish to carry on the legacy of their parents’ world. Translated from the 2003 Chinese edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Drop by Drop
DB92102 7 hours 50 minutes
by Morgan Llywelyn
read by Hillary Huber
Global catastrophe strikes as all of the world’s plastic begins to liquefy for no apparent reason. As navigation, communications, and medical technologies begin to fail, the citizens of Sycamore River must learn to survive in this new world. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Rage: Rogue Team International, Book 1
DB97692 17 hours 31 minutes
by Jonathan Maberry
read by Ray Porter
Joe Ledger, first introduced in Patient Zero (DB 69250), must form a band of international troubleshooters. Their first mission is to stop a terror cell after a small Japanese island is torn apart by a horrific bioweapon that drives its victims insane with murderous rage. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Broken Angels
DB91971 16 hours 12 minutes
by Richard K. Morgan
read by Todd McLaren
Takeshi Kovacs has changed bodies and careers once again. Instead of sleuthing, he now works as a mercenary, helping a distant planet’s government squash a bloody revolution. He happily goes AWOL, however, when approached to join a treacherous treasure hunt. Sequel to Altered Carbon (DB 75061). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2003.

Light Years
DB97150 8 hours 13 minutes
by Kass Morgan
read by various narrators
After centuries of exclusivity, the Quatra Fleet Academy finally accepts students from the settler planets. Four teenagers–Cormak, Vesper, Arran, and Orelia–must work together to outmaneuver a mysterious alien enemy. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

84K
DB92443 13 hours 27 minutes
by Claire North
read by Peter Kenny
Theo works for the Criminal Audit Office in a society in which people can walk free from any crime if they have enough money to pay the associated fee. However, when his ex-lover is killed, Theo cannot let her life be reduced to a balance sheet entry. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Hell Divers
DB97725 10 hours 13 minutes
by Nicholas Sansbury Smith
read by R.C. Bray
Centuries after Earth has been poisoned during World War III, the remains of humanity inhabit massive airships in orbit. To keep the aging ships functional, individuals called Hell Divers skydive to the surface to scavenge for parts. On one such dive, a team discovers a threat to humanity’s future. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Rosewater
DB92496 13 hours 39 minutes
by Tade Thompson
read by Bayo Gbadamosi
A community forms around a mysterious alien biodome, and its residents are eager to glimpse what lies inside and, perhaps, experience its rumored healing powers. Government agent Kaaro, on the other hand, has seen what waits inside the biodome and does not wish to ever again. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Frankissstein
DB97295 7 hours 13 minutes
by Jeanette Winterson
read by various narrators
People living in different times struggle with tension between humans and the technology they create. Nineteen-year-old Mary Shelley writes about a doctor and a new life form in 1816. During Brexit, a transgender doctor falls in love with a professor of artificial intelligence. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Cobra Gamble: Cobra War
DB96951 14 hours 2 minutes
by Timothy Zahn
read by Joe Wilson
The Troft invasions have turned longtime antagonists into uneasy allies. Now, one young Cobra must forge a new political order as a devastating alien enemy strikes. Sequel to Cobra Guardian (DB 77095). Violence and strong language. 2012.

Short Stories

Last Stories
DB92136 5 hours 0 minutes
by William Trevor
read by Simon Vance
Compilation of acclaimed author William Trevor’s final ten stories, including six that were previously unpublished. The stories provide insight into the lives of ordinary people. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

Spies and Espionage

Bloody Sunday
DB92603 10 hours 45 minutes
by Ben Coes
read by Ari Fliakos
Former Delta officer Dewey Andreas is recruited to infiltrate North Korea’s nuclear program. He must poison a North Korean military leader and provide the antidote in exchange for nuclear plans. Dewey accidentally poisons himself, however, and now he must hurry to fulfill his mission. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Trap the Devil
DB92602 13 hours 5 minutes
by Ben Coes
read by Jay Snyder
A secret group of powerful individuals is removing opponents from the government and replacing them with puppets. Former Delta officer Dewey Andreas is sent to Paris to protect the secretary of state during secret talks, but he fails and is framed for the murder. Sequel to First Strike (DB 85109). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Deserter
DB97728 20 hours 7 minutes
by Nelson DeMille and Alex DeMille
read by various narrators
Army investigators Scott Brodie and Maggie Taylor must track down suspected deserter Captain Kyle Mercer. Mercer vanished a year prior while in Afghanistan and has been spotted in Venezuela. This difficult mission is made even more challenging by Maggie’s inexperience and possible secret alliances. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

The Accomplice
DB97618 9 hours 20 minutes
by Joseph Kanon
read by Jonathan Davis
CIA desk analyst Aaron Wiley receives a request from his uncle to track down a former-Nazi officer, Dr. Otto Schramm, from his time as a prisoner at Auschwitz. Aaron hunts for the doctor in Buenos Aires, convinced that the man’s daughter is hiding him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Lethal Agent
DB97517 9 hours 51 minutes
by Kyle Mills
read by George Guidall
In the midst of the toxic presidential election in America, ISIS initiates a plan to conduct bioterrorism. Rapp embarks on a mission to infiltrate the plot. Sequel to Red War (DB 93054). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

All Out War: Eric Steele, Book 2
DB97689 9 hours 51 minutes
by Sean Parnell
read by R.C. Bray
While Steele is still recovering from his injuries, he experiences a home invasion. The hunt for the attackers entangles him in a sinister plot involving Russian terrorists. Sequel to Man of War (DB 97688). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Man of War: Eric Steele, Book 1
DB97688 9 hours 21 minutes
by Sean Parnell
read by R.C. Bray
After a man from his past steals a nuclear weapon, Eric Steele–a clandestine operative for the “Program”–must hunt down his former brother-in-arms and find the weapon before it’s too late. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Other Woman
DB92160 10 hours 48 minutes
by Daniel Silva
read by George Guidall
A woman in an isolated village writes a dangerous memoir that includes information about a secret Russian mole. Gabriel must hunt for the traitor and unravel the conspiracy after an asset of his inside Russian intelligence is assassinated. Sequel to House of Spies (DB 89236). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

Spy
DB97557 8 hours 11 minutes
by Danielle Steel
read by Samuel Roukin
In 1939, England is at war. Alex makes her way to London, determined to volunteer as a nurse. But she has skills that would make the perfect secret agent. As she travels and learns to be a spy, she must hide the truth from everyone she loves. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Osama’s Skull: A Zach Colt Adventure
DB97183 14 hours 9 minutes
by Michael D. Urban
read by Richard Davidson
The CIA recruits Navy SEAL Ingvar Rogers to steal the skull of a terrorist and act as bait to destroy ISIS and al-Qaeda cells in the US. When Rogers turns to Colt for help, they must work together to outwit terrorists, rogue agents, and more. Sequel to Ironsides’ Peril (DBC03864). Violence and strong language. 2017.

Suspense

Sam Capra’s Last Chance
DB91821 1 hour 43 minutes
by Jeff Abbott
read by Kevin T. Collins
Sam Capra’s infant son has been kidnapped. The shadowy, powerful organization responsible for the abduction has thwarted Sam at every turn. But now Sam, an ex-CIA agent, has a potential lead: a picture of the woman who took his child from the clinic where he was born. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

The Shameless
DB97169 14 hours 0 minutes
by Ace Atkins
read by various narrators
As newly married Sheriff Quinn Colson fights the corruption embodied by truck stop madam Fannie Hathcock and governor wannabe Jimmy Vardaman, he is also questioned by two New York reporters who are digging into the twenty-year-old cold case of a teen boy’s death. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Sinners
DB92161 10 hours 15 minutes
by Ace Atkins
read by MacLeod Andrews
The Pritchards are an evil, greedy family who make their living dealing drugs and committing mayhem. Years ago, Sheriff Quinn Colson’s late uncle had put the clan’s patriarch in prison, but now he’s getting out–with revenge, power, and family business on his mind. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Snap
DB92157 9 hours 53 minutes
by Belinda Bauer
read by Andrew Wincott
Three years ago, Jack’s mother left him in charge of his sisters–and never returned. Fourteen-year-old Jack is still in charge, robbing houses to feed them, and trying to solve his mother’s murder. Meanwhile, a pregnant woman finds a knife beside her bed with a menacing note. Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Anything for You
DB97523 13 hours 18 minutes
by Saul Black
read by Christina Delaine
A watchful neighbor locks eyes with an intruder and unwittingly alerts the police to a vicious crime scene next door where a man lies dead, his wife clinging to life next to him. The victim was a well-known San Francisco prosecutor with a connection to homicide detective Valerie Hart. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

If I Live
DB92590 7 hours 23 minutes
by Terri Blackstock
read by Kate Rudd
Casey Cox is still on the run. Dylan Roberts, the investigator who once hunted her, is now her only hope. Terrifying attempts on Dylan’s life could force Casey out of hiding. The clock is ticking for both of them, but exposing the real killers is more complicated than they knew. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Blue Moon: A Jack Reacher Novel
DB97107 11 hours 23 minutes
by Lee Child
read by Scott Brick
An elderly couple made a few well-meaning mistakes, and now they owe big money to some very bad people. While helping them out, loner Jack Reacher suddenly finds himself a wanted man in the middle of a brutal turf war between rival Ukrainian and Albanian gangs. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry
DB97632 9 hours 54 minutes
by Mary Higgins Clark
read by January LaVoy
When journalist Penelope “Casey” Harrison starts to research a piece about the #MeToo movement that includes a long-ago incident in her own life, she doesn’t realize that the young man who drugged and assaulted her at a fraternity house party in college is now a wealthy, powerful industrialist. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Genesis
DB97623 11 hours 5 minutes
by Robin Cook
read by George Guidall
When a twenty-eight-year-old pregnant social worker’s corpse shows up on Chief NYC Medical Examiner Laurie Montgomery’s autopsy table, it appears she had a drug overdose, but everyone swears she never touched drugs. As they begin tracing the fetus’s DNA to identify the mystery father, a related murder occurs. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Disappearance of Sloane Sullivan
DB91249 11 hours 13 minutes
by Gia Cribbs
read by Abigail Maupin
On her final round of new identities while in the witness protection program, Sloane Sullivan doesn’t tell anyone when she encounters a boy from her past. To make matters worse, Sloane can’t shake the feeling that someone is watching her. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Final Option
DB97690 10 hours 17 minutes
by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison
read by Scott Brick
Juan Cabrillo attempts to rescue three compromised American agents in Brazil, but the routine operation turns out to be a trap. The crew must piece together a series of disturbing events in a game of cat and mouse. Sequel to Shadow Tyrants (DB 92409). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Shadow Tyrants: A Novel of the Oregon Files
DB92409 10 hours 34 minutes
by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison
read by Scott Brick
Nearly two thousand years ago, an Eastern emperor charged a small group–the Nine Unknown Men–with safeguarding secrets powerful enough to change history. Now Juan Cabrillo and his team of expert operatives aboard the Oregon find themselves trapped between two rival factions of their descendants. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Open Your Eyes
DB97660 9 hours 12 minutes
by Paula Daly
read by Emma Fenney
Jane Campbell avoids confrontation at all costs, always letting her husband, Leon–a bestselling thriller author–fight their battles. But when Leon is brutally attacked in their driveway in front of their children, Jane needs to take matters into her own hands and find out why. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Blink
DB91143 7 hours 56 minutes
by Sasha Dawn
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Newcomer Chatham Claiborne comes to town to find her missing sister, and a smitten teen, Josh, starts to unearth a web of lies and unwittingly discovers vital clues to the town’s longest unsolved mystery. Strong language and descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

The Butterfly Girl
DB97528 7 hours 36 minutes
by Rene Denfeld
read by Alyssa Bresnahan
Investigator Naomi Cottle is determined to find her long-missing younger sister, without a picture or even a name. All she has is a vague memory of a strawberry field at night as she ran for her life. Her search eventually takes her to Portland, Oregon. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Dead Girl Running
DB97556 9 hours 31 minutes
by Christina Dodd
read by Vanessa Johansson
Kellen Adams is running from a year she can’t remember and a husband she prays is dead. She takes a job at a remote vacation resort on the Washington coast, where she discovers a woman’s mutilated body. She tries to keep her own secrets while investigating a murder. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

What Doesn’t Kill Her
DB97451 10 hours 27 minutes
by Christina Dodd
read by Vanessa Johansson
Kellen Adams suffers from a yearlong gap in her memory due to a bullet to the brain. She discovers the truth, and what she learns changes her life and her confidence. During a trip to the Olympic Peninsula to deliver an artifact, things soon go wrong. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Livia Lone
DB91251 13 hours 18 minutes
by Barry Eisler
read by Jon Huffman
Livia Lone
was sold by her Thai parents at thirteen, along with her eleven-year-old sister, Nason. Now a Seattle PD sex-crimes detective, Livia does whatever it takes to bring down predators, legally or otherwise, while she searches for Nason. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

Sometimes I Lie
DB92346 9 hours 29 minutes
by Alice Feeney
read by Stephanie Racine
Amber wakes up in a hospital. She can’t move. She can’t speak. She can’t open her eyes. She can hear everyone around her, but they have no idea. Amber doesn’t remember what happened, but she has a suspicion her husband had something to do with it. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Gone Again: A Jack Swyteck Novel
DB92213 12 hours 58 minutes
by James Grippando
read by Jonathan Davis
After teen Sashi Burgette vanished three years ago, ex-con Dylan Reeves was stopped for drunk driving. An article of Sashi’s clothing was found in his truck, and his drunken explanation sealed his fate. Now–days from Reeves’s execution–Sashi’s mother tells attorney Jack Swyteck that Sashi called her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Most Dangerous Place
DB91851 12 hours 11 minutes
by James Grippando
read by Jonathan Davis
Keith Ingraham, a high-powered banker based in Hong Kong, arrives in Miami for his young daughter’s surgery. The reunion is abruptly derailed when the police arrest Keith’s wife, Isabelle, at the airport, accusing her of conspiring to kill the man who raped her in college. Jack Swyteck takes the case. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Button Man
DB92498 9 hours 50 minutes
by Andrew Gross
read by Edoardo Ballerini
Morris, Sol, and Harry Rabishevsky grew up poor in a tiny flat on the Lower East Side, a situation made worse by the death of their father. The garment business offered a way out, but the birth of organized crime in the 1930s pits brother against brother. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Game of Snipers: A Bob Lee Swagger Novel
DB96882 13 hours 17 minutes
by Stephen Hunter
read by Ray Foushee
Seventy-two-year-old retired sniper Bob Lee Swagger is approached by a grieving mother. During multiple trips to Baghdad–enduring rapes and beatings–Janet McDowell determined that her marine son was killed by a mercenary: Juba the Sniper. She then tracked Juba to Syria, where she wants Swagger to kill him. Violence and some strong language. 2019.

Paranoid
DB97205 13 hours 12 minutes
by Lisa Jackson
read by Kristin Allison
Twenty years ago, high school student Rachel accidentally shot and killed her half brother Luke during a game with their friends. Now a series of violent incidents occurs within the group, beginning on the anniversary of his death. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2019.

Wicked Ways
DB91254 14 hours 10 minutes
by Lisa Jackson and Nancy
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Realtor Elizabeth Gaines Ellis is an ordinary suburban wife and mother. But for months now, Elizabeth has worried that she’s somehow the cause of a series of brutal, horrible deaths–because she had wished each victim would disappear. Violence and strong language. 2014.

The Family Upstairs
DB97658 9 hours 39 minutes
by Lisa Jewell
read by various narrators
Twenty-five-year-old Libby, who was only six months old when she was orphaned, learns that she’s inherited a gorgeous, dilapidated townhouse in one of London’s poshest neighborhoods. As Libby investigates the property’s dark legacy, two women are hurrying her way to uncover–and possibly protect–secrets of their own. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Crooked Staircase
DB91680 16 hours 0 minutes
by Dean Koontz
read by MacKenzie Beyer
Jane Hawk plans the capture of the Department of Justice’s Booth Hendrickson, one of the powerful cabal responsible for “adjusting” over sixteen thousand people using brain-altering nanotechnology and then eliminating those they believe would steer civilization in the wrong direction. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2018.

Save Your Breath
DB96890 9 hours 56 minutes
by Melinda Leigh
read by Alec Volz
PI Lincoln Sharp turns to his colleagues Morgan Dane and Lance Kruger after he realizes his girlfriend, crime reporter Olivia Cruz, was abducted from her bedroom. Their frantic investigation uncovers a link between Olivia’s research for a new book and the suicide of Morgan’s prospective client. Violence and strong language. 2019.

Unknown Man #89
DB91520 7 hours 32 minutes
by Elmore Leonard
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Detroit process server Jack Ryan’s skill at finding his targets lands him a different kind of assignment. He is hired to find a missing stockholder–who turns out to be a very dangerous man. Ryan is soon in way over his head. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1977.

Lies
DB92455 10 hours 47 minutes
by T.M. Logan
read by Leighton Pugh
Six days ago, London suburbanite Joe Lynch was a happily married man, devoted father, and respected teacher. But that was before he spotted his wife’s car entering a hotel parking garage. Before he saw her in a heated argument with her best friend’s husband. Before Joe confronted the other man. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Good Sister
DB97635 12 hours 42 minutes
by Gillian McAllister
read by various narrators
Martha and Becky Blackwater are more than sisters–they’re each other’s lifelines. When Martha finds herself struggling to balance early motherhood and her growing business, Becky steps in to babysit her niece without a second thought. But then the unthinkable happens, and Becky is charged with murder. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Beside Myself
DB91243 12 hours 50 minutes
by Ann Morgan
read by Jill Fox
Six-year-old Helen and Ellie are identical twins, but Helen is smarter, more popular, and their mother’s favorite. They decide to swap places for one day–but then Ellie refuses to switch back. Helen’s life is forever altered. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

Juror #3
DB92405 8 hours 10 minutes
by James Patterson and Nancy Allen
read by Megan Tusing
Ruby Bozarth–new to Rosedale, Mississippi, and to the Mississippi Bar–is tapped as defense counsel in a racially charged felony. Ruby’s client, a college football star who has returned home after a career-ending injury, is charged with murdering a woman from one of the town’s oldest families. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Every Dark Corner
DB97709 24 hours 31 minutes
by Karen Rose
read by Hillary Huber
FBI Special Agent Griffin “Decker” Davenport, newly awake from a coma, is working with his partner Kate Copolla to find the mastermind behind a human trafficking ring. They get an unlikely lead in eighteen-year-old Mallory Martin and her little sister Macy, victims of illegal adoption. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Holy Ghost
DB92418 9 hours 57 minutes
by John Sandford
read by Eric Conger
The mayor’s money-making scheme to put tiny Wheatfield, Minnesota, on the map by attracting pilgrims backfires when a dead body shows up. He and his buddy soon find out that’s only the beginning of their troubles. Virgil Flowers must deal with the aftermath. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Good Liar
DB97657 10 hours 51 minutes
by Nicholas Searle
read by Matthew Brenher
Veteran con artist Roy spots an obvious easy mark when he meets Betty, a wealthy widow, online. In no time at all, he’s moved into Betty’s lovely cottage and is preparing to accompany her on a romantic trip to Europe. Meanwhile, the reader learns about Roy’s and Betty’s pasts. Movie tie-in. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Absence of Light: A Charlie Fox Thriller
DB96874 5 hours 55 minutes
by Zoë Sharp
read by Erin Jones
Charlie Fox is assigned to an earthquake site as security advisor for a team from Rescue & Recovery International. She is taking over for someone who died while investigating whether the team was on the take. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

Cry Wolf
DB96538 17 hours 23 minutes
by Wilbur Smith
read by George Holmes
1935. Two soldiers of fortune, a dapper English rogue and a rugged Texas engineer, race into the jaws of death to deliver a cargo of ancient armored cars and guns and a beautiful young correspondent to embattled Ethiopia. Some violence and some strong language. 1976.

The Diamond Hunters; Gold Mine
DB96666 15 hours 20 minutes
by Wilbur Smith
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
In The Diamond Hunters, a diamond mogul tries to destroy his foster son from beyond the grave. In Gold Mine, a mining company working near Johannesburg faces danger. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1970.

Let the Devil Sleep
DB92215 16 hours 38 minutes
by John Verdon
read by Robert Fass
The most decorated homicide detective in NYPD history, Dave Gurney is still trying to adjust to his life of quasi-retirement in upstate New York when a young woman who is producing a documentary on a notorious murder spree seeks his counsel. Soon after, Gurney begins feeling threatened. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

The Death of Mrs. Westaway
DB92117 14 hours 16 minutes
by Ruth Ware
read by Imogen Church
Hal receives a mysterious letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance. She realizes the letter was sent to the wrong person, but that the skills she’s honed as a tarot card reader might help her claim the money. Attending the funeral, Hal learns something is very wrong. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

David Raker, Books 7-8
DB96270 26 hours 10 minutes
by Tim Weaver
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Two novels, written in 2016 and 17, feature London missing-persons investigator David Raker. In Broken Heart, Raker searches for the widow of a reclusive film director who fled after finding something shocking among his things. In I Am Missing, a young man hires David to find out who he is. Violence and strong language. 2017.

David Raker, Books 9-10
DB96329 34 hours 58 minutes
by Tim Weaver
read by Jon Huffman
Two novels, written in 2018 and 19, feature London missing-persons investigator David Raker. In You Were Gone, Raker is informed that his long-dead wife has just walked into a police station looking for him. In No One Home, four households disappear from a tiny village on Halloween. Violence and strong language. 2019.

The Money Shot
DB92352 6 hours 59 minutes
by Stuart Woods and Parnell Hall
read by Tony Roberts
Ever a man of mystery and intrigue, Teddy Fay has donned a new disguise–that of Mark Weldon, a stuntman and actor starring in Centurion Studios’ newest film. When the picture’s leading lady begins receiving blackmail threats, Teddy is in the perfect position to investigate. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Westerns

Carry the Wind: Titus Bass, Book 4
DB96671 35 hours 16 minutes
by Terry C. Johnston
read by Joe Wilson
On the run from his past in St. Louis, Josiah searches for shelter against winter in the Rockies. Chance brings him to an old trapper’s camp. Sequel to Titus Bass, Books 2-3 (DB 96178). Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1982.

Savage Texas, Books 1-3
DB96590 26 hours 22 minutes
by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone
read by Patrick Downer
The first three books in the series, published between 2011 and 2013. In Savage Texas, a former Yankee soldier and a gun for hire find themselves on opposite sides of the law in a town called Hangtree. Also includes A Good Day to Die and The Stampeders. Violence and strong language. 2013.

The O’Malleys of Texas
DB91527 12 hours 14 minutes
by Dusty Richards
read by Joe Wilson
Half brothers Harp and Long John O’Malley are Texas Rangers during the Civil War, protecting the families of soldiers. After the war, the brothers sign up for a dangerous cattle drive from Texas to Sedalia. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Thirty Thousand on the Hoof
DB97514 10 hours 20 minutes
by Zane Grey
read by Robert G. Slade
Logan Huett was familiar with the hardships and rewards of pioneer life, but even he could not foresee the challenges he, his wife Lucina, and their brood of children would face. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1940.

Adult Nonfiction

Adventure

The Loss of the S.S. Titanic: Its Story and Its Lessons
DB91999 4 hours 40 minutes
by Lawrence Beesley
read by Steven Carpenter
The personal record of one of the 705 survivors of the Titanic disaster in 1912. His eyewitness account is augmented by those of other passengers who were spared, contributing to a general report of events and behavior the night the ship sank within three hours of colliding with an iceberg. 1912.

Arts

Notre-Dame: A Short History of the Meaning of Cathedrals
DB97299 1 hour 5 minutes
by Ken Follett
read by Ken Follett
Author of Pillars of the Earth (DB 30999) reflects on the emotions he felt when he learned that the iconic Notre-Dame de Paris had caught fire in April 2019. Details its construction and the influence its design had on other cathedrals across the world. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Astronomy

The Penguin Book of Outer Space Exploration: NASA and the Incredible Story of Human Spaceflight
DB92406 16 hours 14 minutes
edited by John Logsdon
read by various narrators
Space historian presents the story of America’s journey to space. Chronicles the creation of NASA, notable persons in the space program from astronauts to policy makers, major accomplishments such as the moon landings, setbacks, and the future of space exploration in the twenty-first century. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance between Astrophysics and the Military
DB92454 18 hours 41 minutes
by Neil deGrasse Tyson and Avis Lang
read by various narrators
Author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry (DB 89846) explores the ways astronomers and astrophysicists have contributed to warfare and military action throughout history. Topics include multi-spectral detection, ranging, tracking, imaging, high ground, nuclear fusion, and access to space. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

Letters from an Astrophysicist
DB97296 5 hours 38 minutes
by Neil deGrasse Tyson
read by various narrators
Astrophysicist and author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry (DB 89846) and Merlin’s Tour of the Universe (DB 85038) presents a collection of his correspondence with people across the world on a variety of topics. Sections include Ethos, Cosmos, Pathos, and Kairos. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Biography

Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert: My Life among the Navajo People
DB96949 5 hours 22 minutes
by Erica M. Elliott
read by Kristin Allison
Describes how, after starting a teaching job at a boarding school on the Navajo Reservation near Arizona’s Canyon de Chelly in 1971, the author began learning Navajo. The people then began to trust her, taking her into their homes and ceremonies. And–fulfilling a Navajo grandmother’s prophecy–she returned years later as a medical doctor. 2019.

Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder
DB91043 21 hours 29 minutes
by Caroline Fraser
read by Christina Moore
Biography of the author of Little House in the Big Woods (DB 50921) and Little House on the Prairie (DB 50922), among others. Draws on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries, and more to detail the life of the Ingalls family and contextualize it with concurrent historical events. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Grass beyond the Mountains; Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy; The Rancher Takes a Wife
DB96336 20 hours 37 minutes
by Richmond P. Hobson Jr.
read by Jack Fox
Trilogy describing the author’s journey to Canada from Wyoming with a dream of owning a cattle ranch. In Grass beyond the Mountains, Richmond and his companions conquer the tortuous miles and carve out a space for themselves. Also includes Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy and The Rancher Takes a Wife. Strong language and some violence. 1978.

Zami: A New Spelling of My Name
DB91255 10 hours 59 minutes
by Audre Lorde
read by Teresa Willis
Reflection on growing up in 1930s Harlem and coming of age in the 1950s as the daughter of immigrants and as a black lesbian. This “biomythography” uses fictional elements to highlight feelings of being an outsider and discovering the outlet of writing. Some descriptions of sex. 1982.

Mobituaries
DB97699 11 hours 47 minutes
by Mo Rocca
read by Mo Rocca
CBS Sunday Morning correspondent and humorist profiles the notable dead individuals he finds fascinating and give them the send-offs they deserve. Includes essays on artists, entertainers, sports stars, political pioneers, founding fathers, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Touched by the Sun: My Friendship with Jackie
DB97489 5 hours 42 minutes
by Carly Simon
read by Elizabeth McGovern
The singer-songwriter, author of the previous memoir Boys in the Trees (DB 83691), met Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis at a party in 1983 and they soon became close. She discusses the bond they shared, despite their differences, in a friendship that lasted until Onassis’s death in 1994. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Blindness and Physical Disabilities

Flying Blind: One Man’s Journey out of Darkness
DB97425 6 hours 6 minutes
by Lou Briganti
read by Bill Wallace
An account of the experiences of Joe Koury, who lost his sight suddenly at the age of nineteen and started a new life as a blind man. Strong language. 2018.

Thriving Blind: Stories of Real People Succeeding without Sight
DB97202 4 hours 17 minutes
by Kristin Smedley
read by Kristin Allison
The author profiles people who changed her perception of what life with vision loss can look like. The individuals included use creativity and determination to live the life of their dreams, face fears, and crash through societal barriers. 2019.

Business and Economics

Good Economics for Hard Times
DB97535 14 hours 47 minutes
by Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo
read by James Lurie
Economists examine their field’s role in determining political policies and the impact of increasing polarization. Discusses the ways core issues–including immigration, trade, growth, inequality, and the environment–influence the development of policies. Addresses what makes good versus bad economic policy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Cartiers: The Untold Story of the Family behind the Jewelry Empire
DB97664 23 hours 17 minutes
by Francesca Cartier Brickell
read by Hattie Morahan
Family member chronicles the development of the eponymous jewelry firm using correspondence, records, and personal reminiscences passed on to her from her grandfather, Jean-Jacques Cartier. Discusses challenges faced with changing styles and mores, world wars, and intrigues. Highlights include profiles of iconic jewelry created by the firm. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Success: Discovering the Path to Riches
DB97350 3 hours 4 minutes
by Napoleon Hill
read by Peter Ganim
Curated collection of significant teachings of the author of Think and Grow Rich (DB 28876).. Topics covered include learning to serve others, planning the sale of services, budgeting time, teamwork, the power of attraction, peace of mind, faith, and self-discipline. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

User Friendly: How the Hidden Rules of Design Are Changing the Way We Live, Work, and Play
DB97544 11 hours 21 minutes
by Cliff Kuang and Robert
read by various narrators
Argues the principles of user-experience design influenced the ways the world has changed since the Great Depression. Discusses the hidden rules of the designed world, their impact on the physical world, and the greater impact on the digital world. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Career and Job Training

Don’t Keep Your Day Job: How to Turn Your Passion into Your Career
DB97343 5 hours 52 minutes
by Cathy Heller
read by Cathy Heller
Host of the podcast of the same name provides resources to build a career out of whatever your passion is. Includes advice from people like Jenna Fischer, Gretchen Rubin, and Jen Sincero. Topics include creativity, growing a support network, and finding your audience. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Computers

Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans
DB97156 9 hours 36 minutes
by Melanie Mitchell
read by various narrators
Computer scientist presents a history of the topic and development challenges it faces in the early twenty-first century. Topics covered include the roots of the field, neural networks and machine learning, applications for visual imagery, ethical implications, the importance of play, natural language, and the barrier of meaning. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Cooking

My Drunk Kitchen Holidays! How to Savor and Celebrate the Year
DB97298 3 hours 57 minutes
by Hannah Hart
read by Hannah Hart
Guide to celebrating fifty inclusive holidays throughout the year, from the well known–New Year’s, Independence Day, and Hanukkah–to the offbeat–I Am in Control Day, Be a Millionaire Day, and Left-Hander’s Day. Includes reasons to celebrate, suggested food to serve, and decoration ideas. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

A Bite-Sized History of France: Gastronomic Tales of Revolution, War, and Enlightenment
DB92043 14 hours 32 minutes
by Stéphane Hénaut and Jeni Mitchell
read by Catherine Byers
A French cheesemonger and American academic examine the history of France back to the Gauls through the lens of their gastronomic traditions. Wines, cheeses, liquors, truffles, vegetables, fruits, seafood, meats, and more are analyzed as part of the exploration of facts and myths. 2018.

Drink Beer, Think Beer: Getting to the Bottom of Every Pint
DB92401 7 hours 9 minutes
by John Holl
read by John Holl
Journalist and beer connoisseur presents a guide to the industry in the twenty-first century. Discussions include the renaissance since home brewing became legal again in 1978, beer’s main ingredients, developing a palate, community created by beer consumption, and the future of the industry. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Mastering Stocks and Broths: A Comprehensive Culinary Approach Using Traditional Techniques and No-Waste Methods
DB96542 20 hours 42 minutes
by Rachael S. Mamane
read by Kerry Dukin
Collection of recipes and best practices for creating stocks and broths, which form the basis of many soups. Discusses the fundamentals, history, composition, significance of ingredient sourcing, and basic science of stocks and broths. Recipes include ones for meat, poultry, seafood, vegetable, and dairy bases. 2017.

Anthony Bourdain: The Last Interview; and Other Conversations
DB96865 2 hours 49 minutes
published by Melville House
read by Emily Ellet
Collection of interviews of celebrity chef and traveler Anthony Bourdain (1956-2018)–author of Kitchen Confidential (DB 50845), A Cook’s Tour (DB 54047), and Medium Raw (DB 71589)–including the last, published five days before his death. The interviewers include astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Trevor Noah. Strong language. 2019.

The Best American Food Writing 2019
DB97578 10 hours 23 minutes
edited by Samin Nosrat and Silvia Killingsworth
read by Michael Scherer
Collection of twenty-five previously published essays exploring topics related to food. “Sugartime” by Ruby Tandoh–a former contestant on The Great British Baking Show–is a meditation on the meaning of sugar, both physical and metaphorical, in our lives. Also includes essays by Michael W. Twitty and Priya Fielding-Singh. 2019.

Burn the Place: A Memoir
DB97341 7 hours 24 minutes
by Iliana Regan
read by Eileen Stevens
Chef recounts her journey from growing up as the youngest of four girls on a farm in northwest Indiana to opening her Michelin-starred restaurant in Chicago. Discusses lessons learned on the farm, growing up feeling constantly out of place, and the development of her career. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Angry Chef’s Guide to Spotting Bullsh*t in the World of Food: Bad Science and the Truth about Healthy Eating
DB97640 10 hours 31 minutes
by Anthony Warner
read by Jonathan Cowley
Professional chef and trained scientist examines the lure of pseudoscience when it comes to nutrition and health. Topics include the way the “correlation implies causation” fallacy feeds false beliefs, instances where the science behind health fads is wrong, the influence of pseudoscience, the harm it does, and fighting back. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Crime

Without a Prayer: The Death of Lucas Leonard and How One Church Became a Cult
DB96975 13 hours 16 minutes
by Susan Ashline
read by Bob Moore
Journalist examines the role of family, faith, and church in the death of Lucas Leonard in October 2015. Topics include the development of a cult, prominent figures in the Word of Life Christian Church, Leonard family dynamics, the events leading to Lucas’s death, the crime itself, and the fallout. Violence. 2019.

American Prison: A Reporter’s Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment
DB92410 10 hours 28 minutes
by Shane Bauer
read by various narrators
Investigative journalist expands on the award-winning magazine exposé he wrote after a 2014 stint as an entry-level prison guard at a private prison in Winnfield, Louisiana. Weaves personal experiences together with a history of for-profit prisons in America from their origins in the decades before the Civil War. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

When a Child Kills: Abused Children Who Kill Their Parents
DB97407 14 hours 8 minutes
by Paul A. Mones
read by Patrick Downer
Attorney presents eight case studies of children convicted of killing their parents. Discusses the motivations for the killings, the legal cases against the children, and the effects of abuse and killing on the children and their communities. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 1991.

Captive: A Mother’s Crusade to Save Her Daughter from a Terrifying Cult
DB97435 10 hours 56 minutes
by Catherine Oxenberg and Natasha Stoynoff
read by various narrators
Actress presents an account of attempting to extract her daughter from a multilevel marketing organization, described by some as a cult, whose leader was convicted on federal charges–including sex trafficking. Discusses her relationship with her daughter, ways NXIVM operated, and rediscovering life after a cult. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Diamond Doris: The Sensational True Story of the World’s Most Notorious International Jewel Thief
DB97526 6 hours 52 minutes
by Doris Payne
read by Robin Miles
Memoir of an eighty-seven-year-old anti-hero who was arrested in 2013. A young Doris vowed to turn the tables after a jewelry-store owner threw her out when a white customer arrived. Using charm, quick wit, and a love of magic, Payne launched a six-decade career as a world-class jewel thief. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime
DB91906 5 hours 52 minutes
by Ron Stallworth
read by Ron Stallworth
Former undercover police officer recounts his time with the Colorado Springs Police Department, where he was the first black detective in its history. Shares details of the operation he ran with fellow officers to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan. Basis for 2018 movie. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Family

Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us about Raising Successful Children
DB91618 10 hours 12 minutes
by Roberta Michnick Golinkoff and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek
read by Jean Cochran
The authors discuss the skill sets that are most useful for children to learn and provide guidance to parents on how to aid their children in developing them. Focuses on collaboration, communication, content, critical thinking, creative innovation, and confidence. 2016.

Gardening

Container Gardener’s Handbook: Pots, Techniques, and Projects to Transform Any Space
DB96682 5 hours 10 minutes
by Frances Tophill
read by Margaret Strom
A horticulturalist and presenter for the BBC shares container gardening ideas for those whose plant needs are limited by space and budgets. She gives advice for selecting pots, choosing and caring for plants, and undertaking creative projects with a focus on recycling materials. 2017.

Government and Politics

Resistance Is Futile! How the Trump-Hating Left Lost Its Collective Mind
DB92259 7 hours 10 minutes
by Ann Coulter
read by Ann Coulter
The author denounces liberals who, she feels, overreact to things they don’t like about Donald Trump’s presidency. Derisively discusses the “Resistance,” the pink-hat brigade, those who believe in Trump’s collusion with Russia, and more. Argues that these types of people are meddling with democracy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

Border Wars: Inside Trump’s Assault on Immigration
DB97518 15 hours 4 minutes
by Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Michael D.
read by Holter Graham
Two New York Times correspondents examine President Trump’s steadfast opposition to immigration and the role of those views in his campaign and presidency. Identifies those involved in Trump’s anti-immigration policies and behind-the-scenes accounts of the president’s decision-making process. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence
DB91364 12 hours 12 minutes
by Ronan Farrow
read by Emily Ellet
Examines the role of diplomacy in America’s international affairs from the 1990s to the early twenty-first century. Discusses the impacts of deprioritizing diplomatic efforts and increased militarization. Draws on interviews with former secretaries of state, including Henry Kissinger, and others. Bestseller. 2018.

The Russia Hoax: The Illicit Scheme to Clear Hillary Clinton and Frame Donald Trump
DB92320 8 hours 31 minutes
by Gregg Jarrett
read by various narrators
Fox News analyst discusses his theories on corruption surrounding the 2016 presidential election. Posits that the government worked improperly to elect Hillary Clinton and, when that failed, began pursuing a contrived investigation of Donald Trump. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation
DB97339 15 hours 11 minutes
by Andrew Marantz
read by Andrew Marantz
Staff writer for The New Yorker discusses how the boundaries among technology, media, and politics have faded, resulting in a landscape of broken information. Examines how the creation of a free and democratic Internet opened the door to online radicalization and the spreading of fringe ideas. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House
DB92159 11 hours 9 minutes
by Omarosa Manigault Newman
read by Omarosa Manigault Newman
A former presidential assistant and director of communications for the Trump Administration’s Office of Public Liaison details her time in the White House and discusses the behind-the-scenes operations of the Trump presidency, as well as her interactions with President Trump before his time in office. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

The United States of Trump: How the President Really Sees America
DB97337 8 hours 38 minutes
by Bill O’Reilly
read by various narrators
Anchor of The O’Reilly Factor recounts President Trump’s childhood, upbringing, and career, and discusses how they forged Trump’s worldview. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Reagan: An American Journey
DB92616 32 hours 32 minutes
by Bob Spitz
read by Paul Michael
Author of the Julia Child biography Dearie (DB 75317) discusses the life and work of President Ronald Reagan. Recounts his time in Hollywood, transition to politics, and presidency. Examines both his strengths and weaknesses as well as his legacy, including his peace talks with the Soviet Union. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Deep State: Trump, the FBI, and the Rule of Law
DB97338 12 hours 3 minutes
by James B. Stewart
read by Keith Szarabajka
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist recounts the FBI’s simultaneous investigations of both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Draws on interviews with FBI, Justice Department, and White House officials as well as transcripts, notes, and internal reports. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Resistance (At All Costs): How Trump Haters Are Breaking America
DB97520 8 hours 44 minutes
by Kimberley Strassel
read by Dorothy Michelle Howell
A Wall Street Journal columnist argues that opposition to President Trump is undermining the foundations of American democracy. Discusses the FBI investigation of Trump’s campaign, media partisanship, and the controversy surrounding Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

Home Management

Minimalism for Families: Practical Minimalist Living Strategies to Simplify Your Home and Life
DB91756 4 hours 28 minutes
by Zoë Kim
read by Gabriella Cavallero
A room-by-room strategy for decluttering and embracing minimalism for those with busy families. Discusses the lifestyle benefits of minimalism, decluttering game plans, suggestions for getting the whole family on board, and ways to address resistance from other family members. 2017.

Humor

I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere but the Pool
DB92154 5 hours 17 minutes
by Lisa Scottoline and Francesca
read by various narrators
Collection of previously published essays by mother and daughter about navigating everyday life. Topics covered include drunken online shopping, taking a break from dating (which Serritella calls a “guyatus”), handling the first pregnancy in a group of friends, and making the perfect cup of coffee. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

I See Life through Rosé-Colored Glasses
DB91953 6 hours 4 minutes
by Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella
read by various narrators
Collection of previously published essays by the authors of My Nest Isn’t Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space (DB 86713) and I’ve Got Sand in All the Wrong Places (DB 85599). Topics include hiking the Grand Canyon and setting up phone calls between their dogs. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Literature

On Conan Doyle; or, The Whole Art of Storytelling
DB91257 5 hours 8 minutes
by Michael Dirda
read by Stephen Van Doren
Author of Browsings (DB 83222) reflects on his lifelong love of the work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Also provides an introduction to the scholarship done by The Baker Street Irregulars, a literary society founded in 1934. Places Conan Doyle’s work in the context of literary canon. 2012.

Autumn in Venice: Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse
DB97641 11 hours 14 minutes
by Andrea di Robilant
read by P.J. Ochlan
Examination of the relationship between Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) and the woman recognized as his last muse, Adriana Ivancich (1930-1983). Discusses their meeting in 1948; her joining Hemingway and his wife, Mary, in Cuba; Hemingway’s productivity; and the impact of their relationship on Adriana’s reputation. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Medicine and Health

Super Human: The Bulletproof Plan to Age Backward and Maybe Even Live Forever
DB97354 8 hours 45 minutes
by Dave Asprey
read by Dave Asprey
Outlines seven pillars of aging that contribute to degeneration and disease. Claims that using simple interventions involving diet, sleep, light, exercise, and other little-known but powerful hacks can decelerate cellular aging and supercharge the body’s ability to heal and rejuvenate. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

When Life Gives You Pears: The Healing Power of Family, Faith, and Funny People
DB97177 8 hours 6 minutes
by Jeannie Gaffigan
read by various narrators
In 2017, the writer-director was diagnosed with a life-threatening brain tumor. She discusses the challenging conversations she had with her five children; coming to terms with feeling powerless and ferociously crabby while bedridden and unable to eat; and ultimately learning and re-learning to be more present in life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Traumatized Brain: A Family Guide to Understanding Mood, Memory, and Behavior after Brain Injury
DB90935 6 hours 51 minutes
by Vani Rao and Sandeep Vaishnavi
read by Jonathan Taylor
Neuropsychiatrists detail the possibly long-lasting emotional, behavioral, and neurological symptoms as well as the changes in cognitive functions that may occur following a severe blow to the head. These can include depression, anxiety, mania, apathy, psychosis, aggression, impulsivity, sleep disturbances, seizures, vision problems, difficulties with memory, attention, executive functioning, and more. 2015.

The Doctor’s Diet, Books 1-2
DB96944 19 hours 34 minutes
by Travis Stork and Leda Scheintaub
read by Jake Williams
Two books, written in 2013 and 2014, by the physician known for cohosting the talk show The Doctors. The first book details his STAT weight-loss diet as well as his following RESTORE program–each fourteen days long–and includes ten food prescriptions for optimal health. The companion cookbook continues with the MAINTAIN lifelong plan. 2014.

Where the Light Gets In: Losing My Mother Only to Find Her Again
DB92180 5 hours 28 minutes
by Kimberly Williams-Paisley
read by various narrators
The actress, whose mother was diagnosed with a rare form of dementia called primary progressive aphasia at the age of sixty-one, describes educating herself on her mother’s condition, letting go of the shame and secrecy that surrounded it, and finding unexpected humor and grace in a terrible situation. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Music

David Bowie Made Me Gay: 100 Years of LGBT Music
DB91244 12 hours 31 minutes
by Darryl W. Bullock
read by Barry Bernson
A history and celebration of the many LGBT musicians, composers, and producers who influenced popular music. Ranges from lesser-known artists of the early days of jazz and blues through more modern icons such as Freddie Mercury and Elton John. Places these musicians in the historical context of the struggle for LGBT rights. 2017.

A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston
DB97551 10 hours 27 minutes
by Robyn Crawford
read by Robyn Crawford
The best friend of Whitney Houston shares memories of the superstar singer who died in 2012. Describes their teenage meeting and the evolution of their friendship as Houston hit it big in music. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Acid for the Children: A Memoir
DB97449 9 hours 6 minutes
by Flea
read by Flea
Memoir of the bassist and co-founder of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The author focuses on his formative years in Australia, New York, and Los Angeles. Escaping a turbulent home, he found family in a community of LA’s musicians, artists, and junkies who lived life on the fringe. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

Strange Stars: David Bowie, Pop Music, and the Decade Sci-Fi Exploded
DB91677 11 hours 52 minutes
by Jason Heller
read by Jon Pinnow
A journalist explores the intersection of science fiction and music in the 1970s. Beginning with the twin events in 1969 of the Apollo moon landing and David Bowie’s song “Space Oddity,” he examines the musicians influenced by the science fiction books and movies of the time. Some strong language. 2018.

Lament from Epirus: An Odyssey into Europe’s Oldest Surviving Folk Music
DB96956 9 hours 15 minutes
by Christopher C. King
read by Michael Scherer
A producer and musicologist recounts how he first heard recordings of the unique folk music native to the Epirus region of northwestern Greece. Fascinated, the author travels to Epirus to discover the roots of the music and hunts for two of the musicians he had heard. Some strong language. 2018.

Blood: A Memoir
DB97546 6 hours 52 minutes
by Allison Moorer
read by various narrators
Memoir from a country singer-songwriter. She chronicles the pivotal moment at the age of fourteen when her father shot and killed her mother on their front lawn before turning the gun on himself. This event changed the lives of both her and her sister, fellow musician Shelby Lynne. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Creative Quest
DB91634 8 hours 47 minutes
by Questlove
read by Questlove
A founding member of the musical group The Roots shares his inspirations for living a creative life. He discusses what it means to be creative, how to find a mentor, coping with both criticism and success, and the pitfalls of contemporary culture. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Outlaw: Waylon, Willie, Kris, and the Renegades of Nashville
DB91185 9 hours 49 minutes
by Michael Streissguth
read by Brit Herring
Author of Johnny Cash (DB 63854) examines the careers of three trailblazing rebels of the Nashville music scene: Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Kris Kristofferson. Focuses on a period from the late 1960s through the 1970s, when Nashville was finding its musical identity. Some strong language. 2013.

Nature and the Environment

All Hell Breaking Loose: The Pentagon’s Perspective on Climate Change
DB97469 7 hours 48 minutes
by Michael T. Klare
read by Richard Poe
Analyzes the Pentagon’s views of climate and environmental changes with regards to impacts on defense and security missions. Discusses threats including droughts, food shortages, pandemics, and melting arctic ice, and the ways they affect infrastructure and communities to cause crises. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal
DB97300 10 hours 26 minutes
by Naomi Klein
read by various narrators
Author of The Shock Doctrine (DB 70280) and This Changes Everything (DB 80555) argues for implementation of an aggressive plan to address climate change at the federal government level. Topics include capitalism, geoengineering, international relations, fires, disaster response crises, and policy proposals. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2019
DB97195 17 hours 38 minutes
edited by Sy Montgomery and Jaime Green
read by Kerry Dukin
Twenty-six previously published essays on topics in the areas of science and nature. In “When the Next Plague Hits,” Ed Yong–author of I Contain Multitudes (DB 85943)–discusses the structural impacts of cyclical pandemics and the ways societies generationally forget about those impacts until the next pandemic. 2019.

No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference
DB97476 1 hour 53 minutes
by Greta Thunberg
read by various narrators
Collects speeches made by Swedish teenager and environmental activist Greta Thunberg in 2018 and 2019. Originally delivered at the United Nations, the United States Capitol, and street protests, the speeches call for urgently addressing and fighting climate change. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

Saving Jemima: Life and Love with a Hard-Luck Jay
DB96891 6 hours 52 minutes
by Julie Zickefoose
read by Kerry Dukin
Wildlife rehabilitator recounts caring for Jemima, a blue jay. After restoring Jemima to health the first time, the bird returns soon after being released–this time carrying a deadly disease. Discusses challenges she faced, the logistics of wildlife rescue, and human interaction with wild species. 2019.

Philosophy

The History of Philosophy
DB97494 28 hours 8 minutes
by A.C. Grayling
read by Neil Gardner
Examines worldviews and moralities from before the age of the Buddha, Confucius, and Socrates through Christianity’s capture of the European mind, from the Renaissance and Enlightenment on to Mill, Nietzsche, Sartre and, finally, philosophy today. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Socrates: A Very Short Introduction
DB86847 5 hours 9 minutes
by C.C.W. Taylor
read by various narrators
Philosophy professor provides an overview of the life and work of the iconic Greek philosopher Socrates (470-399 BC), comparing the historical figure with the character in Plato’s dialogues. Describes the trial and execution of Socrates by his fellow Athenians. Discusses the problem of missing and unreliable sources in studying Socrates. 1998.

Poetry

The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde
DB91130 8 hours 8 minutes
by Audre Lorde
read by Gabriella Cavellero
Collects more than three hundred poems exploring the author’s identity as a black lesbian feminist and the challenges she faced. 1997.

Psychology and Self-Help

The Personality Brokers: The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing
DB92408 11 hours 32 minutes
by Merve Emre
read by Ellen Archer
A history of the personality test used regularly by everyone from big businesses to online dating platforms. Profiles the mother-and-daughter team of Katherine Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers, the novelists and amateur psychoanalysts who developed the test. Discusses the test’s widespread adoption. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Farsighted: How We Make the Decisions That Matter the Most
DB92296 6 hours 24 minutes
by Steven Johnson
read by various narrators
Author of Where Good Ideas Come From (DB 72839) and How We Got to Now (DB 80109) examines the ways we make life-altering decisions. Uses specific stories to highlight the concepts behind the topics of mapping, predicting, deciding, the global choice, and the personal choice. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure
DB92400 10 hours 9 minutes
by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt
read by Jonathan Haidt
A First Amendment expert and a psychologist team up to look at why students on college campuses are increasingly unwilling to engage with those who do not share their own viewpoints. Explores influence of overprotective parenting, cultural safetyism, political polarization, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Three Questions: How to Discover and Master the Power within You
DB91813 3 hours 44 minutes
by Miguel Ruiz and Barbara Emrys
read by Christian Barillas
The author of The Four Agreements (DB 50851) again explores the spiritual wisdom of the ancient Toltecs to help people gain self-knowledge and spiritual power. He believes there are three central questions: Who am I?, What is real?, and How do I express love? Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence; the Groundbreaking Meditation Practice
DB92293 15 hours 22 minutes
by Daniel Siegel
read by Daniel J. Siegel
Professor of psychiatry explores the science behind meditation. Focuses on the power of meditation to help practitioners be more energized and emotionally resilient in the face of stress. Provides tools to focus attention, open awareness, and cultivate kind intention. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Religion

The Lost Art of Scripture: Rescuing the Sacred Texts
DB97538 24 hours 29 minutes
by Karen Armstrong
read by Karen Armstrong
Examines the meaning and impact of scripture using examples from holy texts across the world. Discusses the ways older societies interpreted the texts to connect with the divine, experience a different level of consciousness, and engage with the world in meaningful and compassionate ways. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World
DB92197 5 hours 37 minutes
by Bob Goff
read by Bob Goff
Lawyer and nonprofit founder shares his philosophy of faith that is based on being an active participant and actor within God’s love. Uses anecdotes from his life to share lessons he has learned, such as courting his wife for years before she agreed to even date him. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Gratitude; 101 Stories about How Being Thankful Can Change Your Life
DB91830 12 hours 18 minutes
compiled by Amy Newmark and Deborah Norville
read by Deborah Desmone
Collects essays sharing the ways gratitude has changed people’s lives. Sections include “Count Your Blessings,” “Eye Openers,” “Practicing Gratitude,” “A Change in Perspective,” “Well Chosen Words,” “Grateful for Life,” “Simple Pleasures,” “Silver Linings,” “Paying It Forward,” and “Never Too Late for a Thank You.” 2016.

A Month of Sundays: Thirty-One Days of Wrestling with Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John
DB97346 3 hours 18 minutes
by Eugene H. Peterson
read by Fred Sanders
Author of Stories for the Christian Year (DB 37007) collects devotions reflecting on the messages of the Christian gospels by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Uses each author sequentially to illustrate different concepts. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Case for Christ: A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus
DB91918 10 hours 52 minutes
by Lee Strobel
read by Lee Strobel
Author of The Case for a Creator (DB 64415) and The Case for Grace (DB 83688) presents his reseaech, including his own journey to belief, regarding whether or not Jesus of Nazareth is the son of God. Explores examining the record, analyzing Jesus, and researching the Resurrection. Updated edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World: Finding Intimacy with God in the Busyness of Life
DB92280 7 hours 3 minutes
by Joanna Weaver
read by Jill Gajkowski
Guide to growing closer to God, deepening devotion, strengthening service, and doing so with less stress and greater joy using the examples of sisters Mary and Martha from the New Testament. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2000.

Pure Voice Audio Bible–New International Version, NIV: Complete Bible
DB95583 78 hours 36 minutes
read by George W. Sarris
The complete Old and New Testaments of the New International Version (NIV) of the Holy Bible. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1978.

Science and Technology

The History of Time: A Very Short Introduction
DB86447 4 hours 58 minutes
by Leofranc Holford-Strevens
read by Stephen Van Doren
A detailed account of various societies’ methods of measuring the passage of hours, days, months, and years, from ancient times. Considers the political and religious implications and examines Greenwich Mean Time, time zones, experiments and controversies in establishing a calendar, and different approaches to the number of annual seasons. 2005.

Social Sciences

Free Cyntoia: My Search for Redemption in the American Prison System
DB97522 10 hours 28 minutes
by Cyntoia Brown-Long
read by Cyntoia Brown-Long
A victim of sex trafficking, who was arrested and sentenced to life in prison for killing a man at sixteen, shares how she found hope through faith. An outpouring of support led to clemency and her release after fifteen years. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Twenty-One Lessons for the Twenty-First Century
DB92404 11 hours 44 minutes
by Yuval Noah Harari
read by Derek Perkins
Author of Sapiens (DB 81335) and Homo Deus (DB 87653) presents advice on navigating life in the twenty-first century and dealing with the rapid changes technology offers human civilization. Topics include disillusionment, work, community, nationalism, religion, war, secularism, ignorance, science fiction, education, and meditation. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

Sports and Recreation

Tinker to Evers to Chance: The Chicago Cubs and the Dawn of Modern America
DB91137 10 hours 10 minutes
by David Rapp
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Discusses the Chicago Cubs’ dominance in early twentieth-century baseball. Focuses on the three infield players responsible for much of their success: Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers, and Frank Chance. 2018.

Curveball: My Story of Overcoming Ego, Finding My Purpose, and Achieving True Success
DB97485 7 hours 7 minutes
by Barry Zito and Robert Noland
read by Barry Zito
Memoir of a pitcher who played with the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants. At the height of his success, Zito fell into a slump. He describes how he turned his life around when he found God. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Stage and Screen

Long Way Home
DB97445 15 hours 7 minutes
by Cameron Douglas
read by Cameron Douglas
The son of actor Michael Douglas describes his wealthy, privileged childhood and descent into heroin addiction and crime. Chronicles his imprisonment for drug dealing and efforts to turn his life around. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Kindness and Wonder: Why Mr. Rogers Matters Now More than Ever
DB97447 6 hours 7 minutes
by Gavin Edwards
read by Jeremy Arthur
Focuses on the lessons Fred Rogers imparted to viewers in his children’s television program, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Chronicles the history of the show and its creator’s impact on the generations of young people he taught to be caring, curious, and kind. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

In Pieces
DB92302 10 hours 43 minutes
by Sally Field
read by Sally Field
Memoir of award-winning actress famous for starring roles in TV shows such as Gidget and films including Norma Rae. Shares behind-the-scenes stories from her career, as well as personal insights into her relationships, including her complicated love for her mother. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers
DB92214 14 hours 9 minutes
by Maxwell King
read by various narrators
Biography of the creator and star of the children’s television program Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Traces the personal, professional, and artistic life of Rogers (1928-2003), drawing on interviews, oral histories, and archival documents to show a man fiercely devoted to helping children. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Laird Cregar: A Hollywood Tragedy
DB91434 18 hours 9 minutes
by Gregory William Mank
read by Doug Ramsdell
Biography of an actor best known for his portrayal of Jack the Ripper in the 1944 film The Lodger. Describes how the large man, often cast as the villain, died at age thirty-one after going on an extreme diet to help him break free of typecasting. Some strong language. 2018.

The Way I Heard It
DB97497 7 hours 57 minutes
by Mike Rowe
read by Mike Rowe
Former TV host of the show Dirty Jobs presents selections from his popular podcast. The thirty-five pieces are described as “trueish” tales about public figures most readers will know, filled with unexpected facts they won’t have heard before. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

US History

Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to the Presidency
DB92216 9 hours 0 minutes
by Dan Abrams and David Fisher
read by various narrators
An account of Abraham Lincoln’s final murder case before his presidential run. Describes Lincoln’s careful defense and awareness of the potential impact of failure on his political career. Discusses Lincoln’s strategy and the courtroom proceedings. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

The Poison Squad: One Chemist’s Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
DB92502 11 hours 8 minutes
by Deborah Blum
read by Kirsten Potter
Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Poisoner’s Handbook (DB 72307) and Monkey Wars (DB 42660) recounts Dr. Harvey Wiley’s efforts to introduce food-safety standards in America. Discusses food safety in late nineteenth-century America, Wiley’s campaigns for food safety, and passage of the 1906 Food and Drug Act. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Before and After: The Incredible Real-Life Stories of Orphans Who Survived the Tennessee Children’s Home Society
DB97454 7 hours 59 minutes
by Judy Christie and Lisa
read by Emily Rankin
Describes the black-market baby business operated by the Tennessee Children’s Home Society during the first half of the twentieth century, in which stolen children were offered for adoption. Recounts the stories of children and their later lives, including their efforts to find their birth families. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers: The Texas Victory That Changed American History
DB97726 6 hours 32 minutes
by Brian Kilmeade
read by Brian Kilmeade
Describes America’s continued fight for Texas after the crushing massacre at the Alamo. Discusses connections between that defeat and the state’s ultimate victory in securing independence. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

The American Story: Conversations with Master Historians
DB97695 9 hours 55 minutes
by David M. Rubenstein
read by various narrators
Esteemed historians explore the subjects they know well in dialogues with the author. Historians interviewed include David McCullough, Ron Chernow, Bob Woodward, and Doris Kearns Goodwin. Historical figures discussed include John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Abraham Lincoln, and Richard Nixon. Includes foreword by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Civil War: The Second Year Told by Those Who Lived It
DB96533 31 hours 32 minutes
edited by Stephen W. Sears
read by Michael Scherer
Firsthand accounts of the second year of the Civil War, beginning with Frederick Douglass’s vision of an end to slavery. Includes more than a hundred pieces written in 1862 by more than ninety notables and everyday people. 2012.

The Civil War: The Final Year Told by Those Who Lived It
DB96722 35 hours 15 minutes
edited by Aaron Sheehan-Dean
read by Gregory Maupin
Final volume recounts the fourth year of the Civil War from firsthand experiences of more than one hundred participants and observers. Begins with the Kilpatrick-Dahlgren raid in 1864 and ends with the proclamation of emancipation in 1865. 2014.

Young Washington: How Wilderness and War Forged America’s Founding Father
DB92339 15 hours 34 minutes
by Peter Stark
read by Malcolm Hillgartner
Recounts the early life and career of George Washington, including his role in the ignition of the French and Indian War. Describes his early battles, personal relationships, wilderness trials, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Untold History of the United States: Young Readers Edition; Volume 1, 1898-1945
DB96536 14 hours 18 minutes
by Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick
read by Richard Davidson
Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone and renowned historian Peter Kuznick present a provocative overview of crucial moments in American history from the late nineteenth century through the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

One Day: The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary 24 Hours in America
DB97463 11 hours 52 minutes
by Gene Weingarten
read by Johnathan McClain
Pulitzer Prize-winning author details events and lives taking place on a randomly selected day in American history. Examining December 28, 1986, the author discusses both big and small happenings. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

World History

Three Days at the Brink: FDR’s Daring Gamble to Win World War II
DB97615 13 hours 18 minutes
by Bret Baier and Catherine Whitney
read by Bret Baier
Account of the Tehran Conference during World War II, when FDR, Churchill, and Stalin met in secret to plot D-Day and the war’s endgame. Draws on transcripts, oral histories, and declassified State Department and presidential documents. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

Late Antiquity: A Very Short Introduction
DB86499 4 hours 53 minutes
by Gillian Clark
read by Brandon Bujnowski
Explores key events that shaped the Western world between the third and eighth centuries, including the breakup of the Roman empire, even as Roman culture retained its influence; the rise of religious orthodoxy and monastic life; and the decline of classical education. 2011.

Crusaders: The Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Lands
DB97335 16 hours 9 minutes
by Dan Jones
read by Dan Jones
A history of the religious conflicts of the Crusades that examines the roots of Christian-Muslim relations, tracks the influence of crusading to the early twenty-first century, expands the geographical region discussed, and provides portraits and perspectives from individuals on all sides of the wars. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

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

Corduroy Audiobook Collection
DB97714 0 hours 24 minutes
by Viola Davis and others
read by Viola Davis
Three books, written between 1968 and 2018, featuring the adventures of a small teddy bear. Includes Corduroy, Corduroy Lost and Found, and Corduroy Takes a Bow. Based on the character created by Don Freeman. Commercial audiobook. For preschool-grade 2. 2018.

Return of the Temujai: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 8
DB97151 10 hours 21 minutes
by John Flanagan
read by John Keating
The Temujai, a group of ruthless warriors, desire Skandia for their own–and now they’re on the move. Hal and his crew brave the treacherous icy river and rapids in a desperate race to stop them. Sequel to The Caldera (DB 93421). Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2019.

Wild Blues
DB91757 5 hours 44 minutes
by Beth Kephart
read by Gabriella Cavallero
While her mom spends the summer getting treatment for cancer, thirteen-year-old Lizzie recounts her harrowing journey through the Adirondacks seeking her friend, Matias, who was kidnapped by escaped convicts. For grades 5-8. 2018.

Eighty Days or Die: Max Tilt
DB91744 7 hours 16 minutes
by Peter Lerangis
read by Jack Fox
Thirteen-year-old Max and his cousin Alex journey to London in search of a mysterious potion that supposedly extended Jules Verne’s life. They hope to cure their friend Evelyn from her grave illness. Sequel to Fire the Depths (DB 89509). For grades 4-7. 2018.

The Gauntlet; The Battle
DB96978 11 hours 59 minutes
by Karuna Riazi
read by Jeff Allin
Two adventures, written in 2017 and 2019, featuring a group of kids as they get stuck inside of complex games. In The Gauntlet, kids race to free everyone trapped inside. In The Battle, a game freezes time in New York City. For grades 3-6. 2019.

The Long-Lost Home: The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 6
DB92121 10 hours 8 minutes
by Maryrose Wood
read by Fiona Hardingham
Miss Penelope Lumley is trapped in unhappy Plinkst, a miserable Russian village known for growing beets. Penelope anxiously counts the days and wonders how she will ever get back to England in time to save all the Ashtons from their accursed fate. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2018.

Animals and Wildlife

Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party
DB97146 0 hours 8 minutes
by James Dean and Kimberly Dean
read by James Fouhey
After inviting his friends over for a pizza party, Pete piles his favorite pepperoni topping on the pie he is making. But when his guests arrive and add their own toppings, Pete worries that his creation will be ruined. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2019.

A Piglet Named Mercy
DB97715 0 hours 9 minutes
by Kate DiCamillo
read by Mark Bramhall
When a piglet named Mercy arrives at the Watson house, she brings love and chaos to their lives. Prequel to Mercy Watson to the Rescue (DB 62051). Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2019.

Family

Al Capone Throws Me a Curve
DB91033 6 hours 7 minutes
by Gennifer Choldenko
read by Kirby Heyborne
Moose has his hands full over the summer before starting high school. He hopes to play baseball, but he also has to watch his autistic sister, Natalie, and the warden’s danger-loving daughter, Piper. Sequel to Al Capone Does My Homework (DB 77292). Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9. 2018.

Ashes to Asheville
DB88985 6 hours 8 minutes
by Sarah Dooley
read by Deborah Desmone
After Mama Lacy’s death, the court orders twelve-year-old Fella to live with her grandmother, Mrs. Madison. But soon, Fella is swept away on a wild road trip by her older sister, Zany, to fulfill their mother’s dying wish. For grades 5-8. 2017.

The Distance between Me and the Cherry Tree
DB97402 4 hours 2 minutes
by Paola Peretti
read by Eva Wilhelm
When young Mafalda learns she will go blind in six months from Stargardt disease, she needs the help of family and friends to remind her what is important. Translated from the Italian. For grades 3-6. 2018.

The House That Lou Built
DB91747 4 hours 59 minutes
by Mae Respicio
read by Abigail Maupin
Longing for an escape from her extended Filipino family, Lou plans to build a tiny house on land she inherited from her father, but difficulties quickly arise. For grades 4-7. 2018.

Some Places More than Others
DB96979 4 hours 36 minutes
by Renée Watson
read by Deborah Desmone
Amara visits her father’s family in Harlem for her twelfth birthday, hoping to better understand her family and herself, but New York City is not what she expected. For grades 4-7. 2019.

Fantasy

The Bootlace Magician
DB97457 9 hours 54 minutes
by Cassie Beasley
read by Bronson Pinchot
Micah Tuttle loves living at the magical Circus Mirandus, but when a dangerous enemy from the past threatens his new home, every magician will have to be ready to fight–including Micah. Sequel to Circus Mirandus (DB 81868). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2019.

The Golden Tower: Magisterium, Book 5
DB92301 7 hours 21 minutes
by Holly Black and Cassandra
read by Paul Boehmer
As Callum reluctantly begins his final year at the Magisterium, he remains estranged from most of his friends. To make matters worse, a furtive darkness haunts Call, and his greatest challenge has yet to come. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2018.

A Tale of Magic…
DB97720 11 hours 25 minutes
by Chris Colfer
read by Chris Colfer
Fourteen-year-old Brystal Evergreen risks everything by opposing her kingdom’s repression of women. But Madame Weatherberry, seeing her potential, invites her to a special school where she hopes to change the world’s perception of magic. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2019.

Sisters of Shadow and Light
DB97506 14 hours 44 minutes
by Sara B. Larson
read by Caitlin Kelly
For years, two sisters have lived in isolation inside the Citadel of the Paladin, an abandoned fortress and once home to legendary, magical warriors. Until one day a stranger passes through an enchanted hedge and changes everything. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9. 2019.

The Dragonet Prophecy: Wings of Fire
DB97153 8 hours 34 minutes
by Tui T. Sutherland
read by Shannon McManus
Determined to end a generations-long war among the seven dragon tribes, a secret movement called the Talons of Peace draws on a prophecy that calls for a great sacrifice, compelling five appointed dragonets to fulfill a painful destiny against their will. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2012.

The Lost Heir: Wings of Fire
DB97272 7 hours 26 minutes
by Tui T. Sutherland
read by Shannon McManus
Overjoyed to be reunited with her fellow ocean-dwelling dragons, Tsunami the SeaWing continues efforts to end the war for Pyrrhia in spite of a dangerous assassin who is threatening all their lives. Sequel to The Dragonet Prophecy (DB 97153). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2012.

City of Islands
DB92029 8 hours 7 minutes
by Kali Wallace
read by Erin Jones
Orphaned and now a diver for the powerful Lady of the Tides, young Mara makes a startling discovery of magical bones on the ocean floor. The reward she expects doesn’t materialize, and, instead, Mara is tasked with uncovering the bones’ origin. For grades 6-9. 2018.

Friendship

The Island of Beyond
DB97423 5 hours 2 minutes
by Elizabeth Atkinson
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Awkward, unsocial Martin knows he’s going to have a terrible summer with his weird elderly relative named Lenore, who lives on a tiny island called Beyond. But nothing about the summer on the strange island is what Martin expects. For grades 4-7. 2016.

Momentous Events in the Life of a Cactus
DB97462 6 hours 38 minutes
by Dusti Bowling
read by Karissa Vacker
After navigating middle school, Aven, who was born without arms, struggles with the challenges of high school, which test her confidence, strength, and sense of self. Sequel to Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus (DB 89430). Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2019.

The Minor Third: The Magic Misfits
DB97085 5 hours 21 minutes
by Neil Patrick Harris and Alec Azam
read by various narrators
New member Emily helps the group of young magicians when a ventriloquist with a dastardly plan comes to town. Sequel to The Second Story (DB 96231). Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2019.

The Boy at the Back of the Class
DB97207 6 hours 12 minutes
by Onjali Q. Raúf
read by Gabriella Cavallero
When quiet Ahmet arrives in their classroom, a group of kids fail to draw him out. But they don’t give up and try a new plan after learning he is a Syrian refugee. For grades 3-6. 2018.

Wish upon a Sleepover
DB92014 4 hours 37 minutes
by Suzanne Selfors
read by Faith Potts
Leilani desperately wants to become friends with the popular girls. When her invites are mistakenly sent to the wrong kids, Leilani ends up with an unexpected night. For grades 4-7. 2018.

Cody and the Rules of Life
DB88428 2 hours 3 minutes
by Tricia Springstubb
read by Eric Messner
Baffled by her best friend’s urging to swap favorite toys, Cody sadly gives away her Gremlin toy and finds herself struggling to trust when her older brother’s beloved bicycle goes missing. Sequel to Cody and the Mysteries of the Universe (DB 88165). For grades 2-4. 2017.

Saturdays with Hitchcock
DB96972 6 hours 5 minutes
by Ellen Wittlinger
read by Margaret Strom
Maisie feels that her life is constantly changing: her grandmother is slipping into dementia and her uncle has moved into their house. Then Maisie’s best friend Cyrus, with whom she spends Saturdays watching classic movies, has something important to reveal to Maisie. For grades 5-8. 2017.

Harbor Me
DB92266 3 hours 52 minutes
by Jacqueline Woodson
read by various narrators
When six students are chosen to participate in a weekly talk with no adults allowed, they discover that when they’re together, it’s safe to share the hopes and fears they have to hide from the rest of the world. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2018.

Growing Up

Like Vanessa
DB91694 7 hours 31 minutes
by Tami Charles
read by various narrators
1983. Vanessa Martin, a thirteen-year-old African American girl in Newark’s public housing, dreams of following in the footsteps of the first black Miss America, Vanessa Williams. Her chances increase when a new teacher at school organizes a beauty pageant and encourages Vanessa to enter. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2018.

Stella Batts: A Case of the Meanies
DB86096 1 hour 59 minutes
by Courtney Sheinmel
read by Margaret Strom
Everyone is invited to a classmate’s birthday party at her parents’ candy store, Batts Confection, except Stella Batts. Stella needs to figure out how to be a pleasant hostess when she’s not even on the guest list. For grades 2-4. 2012.

Stella Batts: None of Your Beeswax
DB86641 2 hours 3 minutes
by Courtney Sheinmel
read by Margaret Strom
Eight-year-old Stella finds it is not easy or fun to keep secrets. One secret involves her sister Penny, and another is about school and her best friend. For grades 3-6. 2014.

Historical Fiction

Finding Langston
DB92516 2 hours 37 minutes
by Lesa Cline-Ransome
read by Dion Graham
After picking up a book of Langston Hughes’s poetry in the library, his young namesake discovers the power in words. Poetry helps him cope with the loss of his mother, the move from Alabama to Chicago as part of the Great Migration, and being bullied. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2018.

Allies
DB97273 6 hours 19 minutes
by Alan Gratz
read by various narrators
June 6, 1944. An underage private in the United States Army is headed for Omaha Beach, seeking revenge for his uncle, who was arrested by Nazis years ago. Meanwhile, a girl frantically searches for the French Resistance. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2019.

Resistance
DB92264 9 hours 30 minutes
by Jennifer A. Nielsen
read by various narrators
Sixteen-year-old Chaya Lindner, a Jewish girl living in Nazi-occupied Poland, becomes a courier who smuggles food and documents. When a mission goes wrong and many are arrested, she finds herself on a journey to Warsaw, where an uprising is in the works. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2018.

Humor

Marge in Charge
DB89751 2 hours 2 minutes
by Isla Fisher
read by Margaret Strom
Seven-year-old Jemima and her four-year-old brother, Jake, are surprised to learn that their new babysitter is a small, elderly lady with rainbow-colored hair. Happy to have a babysitter who makes up her own rules, the siblings enjoy crazy adventures. For grades 2-4. 2016.

Snazzy Cat Capers
DB97511 2 hours 20 minutes
by Deanna Kent
read by Eileen Stevens
Internationally famous cat burglar Ophelia von Hairball V adores jewels and a challenge. But when the Furry Feline Burglary Institute (FFBI) offers her the ultimate caper, there’s a catch: she must team up with a fishy goldfish sidekick. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2018.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball
DB97558 1 hour 54 minutes
by Jeff Kinney
read by Ramon De Ocampo
When an unexpected inheritance gives Greg Heffley’s family a chance to make big changes to their house, they soon discover that renovations may not be worth the effort. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2019.

Here’s Hank: Everybody Is Somebody
DB96985 1 hour 11 minutes
by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver
read by Brit Herring
When a well-known author visits their school, Hank and his two best friends get the chance to be her guide for the day. But the situation forces Hank to find creative ways to hide his struggles with reading. Sequel to Here’s Hank, Books 7-11 (DB 90920). For grades K-3. 2019.

The Curse of the Werepenguin
DB97717 7 hours 44 minutes
by Allan Woodrow
read by Oliver Wyman
When a mysterious baron in far-off Brugaria sends for orphan Bolt, he hopes it will connect him to his long-lost parents. But Baron Chordata, a young boy, ends up being a bit eccentric and a tad dangerous. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2019.

Mystery and Detective

Ruby Redfort Blink and You Die
DB91483 11 hours 57 minutes
by Lauren Child
read by Jill Fox
Genius and undercover agent Ruby Redfort finally uncovers the mole who is on her team–and wants her dead. Sequel to Ruby Redfort Pick Your Poison (DB 89334). For grades 5-8. 2016.

Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe
DB92020 4 hours 26 minutes
by Jo Watson Hackl
read by Abigail Maupin
When Cricket’s Aunt Belinda accidentally forgets her in the grocery store, Cricket decides to run away once and for all. But Cricket has to stay close by because her mama hasn’t been in touch and she needs to know why. For grades 4-7. 2018.

Zack and the Turkey Attack!
DB89343 2 hours 22 minutes
by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
read by Jeff Allin
While helping on his grandparents’ farm, Zack, his best friend, Matthew, and neighbor Josie try to find a way to outsmart a tormenting turkey named Tailpipe. Meanwhile, they investigate possible thefts from the neighboring farms. For grades 2-4. 2017.

Ali Cross
DB97560 4 hours 38 minutes
by James Patterson
read by various narrators
Ali Cross has always looked up to his father, homicide detective Alex Cross. When Ali’s best friend goes missing while his wrongfully accused father is on trial for a different crime, Ali searches for clues to find his friend. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2019.

Secrets of the Seven, Books 1-3
DB91259 14 hours 44 minutes
by Sarah L. Thomson
read by Kristin Allison
Three mysteries, written between 2016 and 2018, featuring three kids as they search for seven artifacts. In The Eureka Key, Sam, Martina, and Theo solve puzzles in order to unlock Benjamin Franklin’s greatest invention. Includes The Eagle’s Quill and The Ring of Honor. For grades 4-7. 2018.

Sammy Keyes and the Kiss Goodbye
DB96964 6 hours 45 minutes
by Wendelin Van Draanen
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
Sammy Keyes has spent the last few years solving other people’s mysteries. But now her friends (and some foes) come together to unmask the fiend who has put Sammy in a coma. Sequel to Sammy Keyes Mysteries (DB 77414). For grades 5-8. 2014.

Scary Stories

The Girl in the Locked Room: A Ghost Story
DB92517 4 hours 0 minutes
by Mary Downing Hahn
read by Rachel Dulude
When her family moves into an abandoned house with hopes to restore it, Jules doesn’t love it like her parents, and even feels there is something wrong with the place. A girl who lived there a century before communicates with Jules–revealing her tragic story. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2018.

No Way Out: Shadow House
DB92343 4 hours 16 minutes
by Dan Poblocki
read by Dan Bittner
Only three kids survive the haunted Larkspur House. Now trapped on the estate’s grounds, the survivors must solve the mystery of what it is that the house wants from them or they may never escape. Sequel to You Can’t Hide (DB 87347). Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2017.

Cirque Du Freak: Vampire Mountain, Book 4
DB92177 4 hours 16 minutes
by Darren Shan
read by Ralph Lister
Mr. Crepsley leads Darren Shan on a dangerous trek to Vampire Mountain, the very heart of the vampire world, to be presented to the Council, but an encounter with the vampaneze–vampires that kill humans–along the way means trouble. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9. 2001.

Just South of Home
DB97224 7 hours 8 minutes
by Karen Strong
read by Deborah Desmone
Sarah, her brainy brother Ellis, his best friend Jasper, and her Chicago cousin Janie investigate a tragic event in their small Southern town’s history. For grades 4-7. 2019.

Jeepers Creepers
DB87803 2 hours 41 minutes
by Suzanne Weyn
read by Kurt Elftmann
Siblings Michael and Sara discover a hidden room in their new home. Inside is a purple egg. To their horror, it hatches. Suddenly, they must deal with nightmarish creatures crawling all over their house. Sequel to Rest in Pieces (DB 87517). For grades 3-6. 1995.

School

Emmy in the Key of Code
DB96794 3 hours 25 minutes
by Aimee Lucido
read by Suzy Jackson
After moving from Wisconsin to San Francisco, Emmy tries to find her place in her new school and blossoms in a computer coding class. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2019.

Kelsey Green, Reading Queen
DB84871 2 hours 10 minutes
by Claudia Mills
read by Deborah Desmone
Kelsey, the best reader in her third-grade class, hopes to lead her class to victory in the all-school reading contest. A few reluctant readers pose a challenge, but Kelsey has a plan. For grades 3-6. 2013.

The Best at It
DB97329 6 hours 25 minutes
by Maulik Pancholy
read by Maulik Pancholy
Twelve-year-old Rahul Kapoor, an Indian American growing up in small-town Indiana, struggles to come to terms with his identity, including that he may be gay. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2019.

Beat the Clock: Amelia Bedelia & Friends, Book 1
DB97332 1 hour 14 minutes
by Herman Parish
read by Brittany Pressley
In celebration of the one hundredth birthday of Oak Tree Elementary, Amelia Bedelia’s town throws a party. They even plan to dig up and open a time capsule that was buried for an entire century! Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2019.

The Cat’s Meow: Amelia Bedelia & Friends, Book 2
DB97333 1 hour 12 minutes
by Herman Parish
read by Brittany Pressley
During recess, Amelia Bedelia and her friends find a kitten stuck in a tree. It’s up to them to figure out how to rescue the feline and, once they do, find the cuddly creature a new home. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2019.

Science Fiction

Station Zero
DB96971 8 hours 8 minutes
by Philip Reeve
read by James Konicek
After receiving a mysterious coded message, Zen Starling abandons his life of luxury and, with the help of sentient trains, goes in search of android Nova, who plans to reawaken the Railmaker. Sequel to Railhead; Black Light Express (DB 89680). For grades 6-9. 2018.

Sports and Recreation

Takedown
DB92034 7 hours 37 minutes
by Laura Shovan
read by Andy Pyle
After some initial tension, sixth graders Mikayla, a wrestler like her brothers, and Lev, part of the Fearsome Threesome, become good wrestling partners and friends. But there can be only one winner at the state championships, and they both are determined to take home the trophy. For grades 4-7. 2018.

Children’s Nonfiction

Animals and Wildlife

Elephants
DB97585 0 hours 40 minutes
by Seymour Simon
read by Jonathan Taylor
Award-winning science writer investigates the many characteristics and behaviors of elephants, the largest and heaviest land animals. Highlights their level of intelligence and the emotions they exhibit. For grades 2-4. 2018.

Biography

Maria Mitchell: Great Women in History
DB85059 0 hours 12 minutes
by Anna Butzer
read by Patrick Downer
Explores the life of Maria Mitchell (1818-1889), the first female astronomer in the United States and discoverer of a comet. For preschool-grade 2. 2015.

Heroism Begins with Her: Inspiring Stories of Bold, Brave, and Gutsy Women in the U.S. Military
DB96883 5 hours 58 minutes
by Winifred Conkling
read by Abigail Maupin
Profiles more than eighty brave women in the US military, from the Revolutionary War through the twenty-first century. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2019.

Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History
DB97606 1 hour 52 minutes
by Vashti Harrison and Kwesi Johnson
read by various narrators
Profiles more than thirty-five trailblazing black men from throughout history. Includes both iconic and lesser-known figures, such as Revolutionary War spy James Armistead Lafayette, zoologist and educator Charles Henry Turner, inventor Garrett Morgan, and musician Prince. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2019.

George Washington Carver for Kids: His Life and Discoveries; with 21 Activities
DB96969 5 hours 2 minutes
by Peggy Thomas
read by Faith Potts
Examines the life of George Washington Carver, an agricultural scientist, educator, and inventor. Describes Carver’s work as a faculty member at the Tuskegee Institute, where he carried his lessons out to the farmers; promotion of conservation; and development of many innovative techniques, including growing alternative crops and developing new products from agriculture. For grades 5-8. 2019.

Crime

Caught! Nabbing History’s Most Wanted
DB96803 5 hours 23 minutes
by Georgia Bragg
read by Bill Wallace
Profiles fourteen famous crooks and troublemakers, from gangster Al Capone to sword-wielding artist Caravaggio, and discusses their nefarious deeds and how they were eventually caught. Some violence. For grades 4-7. 2019.

Geography

Manhattan: Mapping the Story of an Island
DB96948 0 hours 59 minutes
by Jennifer Thermes
read by Kristin Allison
Chronicles the rise of Manhattan and recounts its physical, social, and ecological history. Explores the changing dynamics of the island and highlights important moments that helped shape its growth. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2019.

A Taste of the World: What People Eat and How They Celebrate around the Globe
DB97216 1 hour 6 minutes
by Beth Walrond
read by Jeff Allin
Explores cuisine from around the world. Discusses how the environment and cultural practices in different places can shape the way we eat. For grades 2-4. 2019.

History

Cleopatra and Ancient Egypt for Kids: Her Life and World; with 21 Activities
DB97229 4 hours 28 minutes
by Simonetta Carr
read by Peter Holdway
Explores the life of Cleopatra, from her interests in literature, mathematics, and science to her role as a mother and as Egypt’s queen. Includes activities such as mummifying a hot dog and creating an Egyptian-style necklace. For grades 5-8. 2018.

Torpedoed: The True Story of the World War II Sinking of “The Children’s Ship”
DB97154 6 hours 15 minutes
by Deborah Heiligman
read by Marisa Calin
Chronicles the attack and sinking of the passenger ship SS City of Benares, which was evacuating children from England during WWII. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2019.

Forgotten Bones: Uncovering a Slave Cemetery
DB92011 1 hour 45 minutes
by Lois Miner Huey
read by Jeff Allin
Describes the archaeological discovery of thirteen skeletons in upstate New York in 2005, which were identified as eighteenth-century slaves from the Schuyler farm. For grades 5-8. 2016.

The Poison Eaters: Fighting Danger and Fraud in Our Food and Drugs
DB97584 5 hours 11 minutes
by Gail Jarrow
read by Alejandro Ruiz
Examines the history of how food was made safer after first examining the gross and dangerous methods employed by factories in processing and packaging what the public consumed. Discusses the additives used such as borax in sausage and formaldehyde in milk. For grades 5-8. 2019.

The Untold Story of Washington’s Surprise Attack: The Daring Crossing of the Delaware River
DB97586 1 hour 6 minutes
by Danny Kravitz
read by Jonathan Taylor
Presents the story of General George Washington’s crossing of the Delaware River Christmas night 1776. Washington’s daring strategic maneuver surprised the enemy, boosted the low morale of his exhausted and ill troops, and gave Americans hope that they could win the war. Some violence. For grades 4-7. 2015.

Capsized! The Forgotten Story of the SS Eastland Disaster
DB92012 2 hours 50 minutes
by Patricia Sutton
read by Steven Carpenter
Recounts the events that led up to the SS Eastland capsizing in the Chicago River on July 24, 1915. Chartered to take Western Electric Company employees and their families to a picnic in Michigan City, Indiana, the event instead cost the lives of 844 passengers. For grades 5-8. 2018.

Holidays

Celebrations around the World
DB96684 0 hours 33 minutes
edited by Sophie Parkes and Liz Searcy
read by Kurt Elftmann
Introduces young readers to the most interesting aspects of each celebration, from the costumes worn to the food eaten, and encourages an understanding of other cultures and religions from around the world. For grades K-3. 2019.

Jokes, Riddles, and Rhymes

The Ultimate Jokiest Joking Joke Book Ever Written . . . No Joke! The Hugest Pile of Jokes, Knock-Knocks, Puns, and Knee-Slappers That Will Keep You Laughing Out Loud
DB96981 4 hours 58 minutes
by Kathi Wagner and others
read by Patrick Downer
Collection of jokes, puns, riddles, knock-knocks, and silly bathroom humor for people of all ages. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2019.

Music

Future: Rap Rising Star
DB97220 1 hour 39 minutes
by Melissa Higgins
read by James Konicek
Highlights the life and accomplishments of rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer Future, born Nayvadius Wilburn. Discusses his early years on the streets of Atlanta, Georgia; his lucky break; his unique style of music; and his personal life. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2018.

Nature and the Environment

Conservation Success Stories Set
DB91621 14 hours 13 minutes
by Clara MacCarald and
read by Bob Moore
Six books featuring the ongoing conservation efforts in different ecosystems. Includes Bringing Back Our Deserts, Bringing Back Our Freshwater Lakes, Bringing Back Our Oceans, Bringing Back Our Tropical Forests, Bringing Back Our Tundra, and Bringing Back Our Wetlands. For grades 6-9. 2018.

Science and Technology

National Geographic Kids, Books 1-3
DB96325 13 hours 1 minute
by Crispin Boyer
read by Catherine Byers
Three books, written between 2012 and 2015, featuring a tummy-churning treasury of lively but disgusting and deadly facts and trivia. Includes That’s Creepy!, That’s Deadly!, and That’s Gross!. For grades 4-7. 2015.

Earth under Attack, Books 1-6
DB91513 7 hours 2 minutes
by Louise Spilsbury and Richard Spilsbury
read by Jeff Allin
Six books that describe natural hazards and disasters on Earth, discuss occurrences of these events, and explore the science behind each one. Includes Earthquake Shatters Country, Forest Fire Creates Inferno, Hurricane Hits the Coast, Tornado Rips Up City, Tsunami Crushes Coastline, and Volcano Melts Village. For grades 3-6. 2018.

Sports and Recreation

Games of Deception: The True Story of the First U.S. Olympic Basketball Team at the 1936 Olympics in Hitler’s Germany
DB97507 4 hours 31 minutes
by Andrew Maraniss
read by Angelo Di Loreto
Recounts the history of first-ever US Olympic basketball team, in the 1936 Summer Games in Germany. Spans from the invention of basketball by James Naismith in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1891, to the events and propaganda surrounding the sport’s Olympic debut. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2019.

You and Your Body

Under Pressure: The Science of Stress
DB96970 2 hours 19 minutes
by Tanya Lloyd Kyi and Marie-Ève Tremblay
read by Robert Sams
Explores the history and science behind the frazzled feelings of stress and suggests techniques for coping with its daunting effects. For grades 6-9. 2019.

Foreign Language

Spanish

La Línea Se Convierte En Río: Una Crónica de la Frontera (The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border)
DB91442 10 hours 10 minutes
por Francisco Cantú
read by Martin Untrojb
Después de estar estacionado en la encrucijada de una ruta de drogas y un corredor de contrabando, el autor mexicano-estadounidense abandona la Patrulla Fronteriza por la vida civil. Luego, un amigo de Cantú viaja a México para visitar a su madre agonizante y no regresa. 2018. (After being stationed at the remote crossroads of a drug route and a smuggling corridor, the Mexican-American author abandons the Border Patrol for civilian life. Then a friend of Cantú travels back to Mexico to visit his dying mother and doesn’t return. Violence and strong language. 2018.)

El Asesinato de Cenicienta (The Cinderella Murder)
DB91163 9 hours 15 minutes
por Mary Higgins Clark y Alafair Burke
read by María Pino
Laurie Moran, una productora de programas de telerrealidad, se enfoca en el caso sin resolver de una estudiante de la Universidad de California en Los Ángeles, Susan Dempsey, quien fue asesinada en camino a una audición. Los sospechosos originales ahora son multimillonarios tecnológicos y miembros de la élite de Hollywood. Traducido del inglés. Violencia. 2015. (Laurie Moran, a reality television show producer, focuses on the unsolved case of UCLA student Susan Dempsey, who was murdered on her way to an audition. The original suspects are now tech billionaires and Hollywood elite. Violence. 2015.)

Las Cuatro Nobles Verdades (The Four Noble Truths)
DB91738 3 hours 55 minutes
por Dalai Lama
read by Gabriela Garcia
El decimocuarto Dalai Lama del Tíbet explica los preceptos iniciales expuestos por el Buda en su primer sermón después de la iluminación: la verdad del sufrimiento; la verdad del origen del sufrimiento; la verdad de la cesación; y la verdad del camino. Traducido del inglés. 1998. (The fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet explains the precepts expounded by the Buddha in his first sermon after enlightenment–the truth of suffering; the truth of the origin of suffering; the truth of cessation; and the truth of the path. Translated from the English. 1998.)

Lo Mejor de Ir Es Volver (The Best Part of Leaving Is Returning)
DB96695 3 hours 45 minutes
por Albert Espinosa
read by Gabriela Garcia
2071. En su diario, Rosana, de cien años, reflexiona sobre los acontecimientos clave de su vida y describe la sociedad que habita–poblada por robots que realizan el trabajo rutinario de la humanidad. 2019. (2071. In her diary, one-hundred-year-old Rosana reflects back on the key events of her life and describes the society she inhabits–populated by robots who do all the routine work of humanity. 2019.)

El Chapo Guzmán: El Juicio del Siglo; Todo lo Que No Sabías del Narcotraficante Más Buscado del Mundo Contado por los Criminales Que Lo Traicionaron (El Chapo Guzmán: The Trial of the Century; Everything You Didn’t Know about the World’s Most Wanted Drug Dealer as Told by the Criminals Who Betrayed Him)
DB96690 9 hours 24 minutes
por Alejandra Ibarra Chaoul
read by Catherine Nunez
El juicio del hombre más buscado por la policía estadounidense: Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán. Un repaso de sus actividades en el narcotráfico, sus venganzas, y los nexos con políticos y delincuentes en Mexico. Violencia y lenguaje injurioso. 2019. (The trial of the man most sought-after by the United States police: Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán. A review of his activities in the drug trade, his vengeance, and his connections with politicians and criminals in Mexico. Violence and strong language. 2019.)

La Novia Gitana (The Gypsy Bride)
DB97235 11 hours 13 minutes
por Carmen Mola
read by Catherine Nunez
La inspectora Elena Blanco–jefa de la Brigada de Análisis de Casos en Madrid–investiga el brutal asesinato de Susana Macaya, una joven gitana quien desapareció durante su despedida de soltera. Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones de índole sexual. 2018. (Inspector Elena Blanco–head of the Case Analysis Brigade in Madrid–investigates the brutal murder of Susana Macaya, a young gypsy woman who disappeared during her bachelorette party. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2018.)

¿Quién Soy Yo para Juzgar? (Who Am I to Judge?)
DB92050 7 hours 34 minutes
por Papa Francisco
read by Martin Untrojb
El Papa Francisco explora uno de los principios centrales de la fe cristiana–la de no juzgar a los demás– y de manifestar tolerancia y compasión en todos los aspectos de la vida. Traducido del italiano. 2017. (Pope Francis explores one of the central tenets of the Christian faith–that of not passing judgement on others–and of manifesting tolerance and compassion in all aspects of life. Translated from the Italian. 2017.)

La Felicidad en Esta Vida: Cómo el Amor de Dios Nos Sostiene, Nos Levanta y Nos Guía (Happiness in This Life: A Passionate Meditation on Earthly Existence)
DB91623 6 hours 27 minutes
por Papa Francisco
read by Rocio Ramirez
Una colección de escritos, homilías, y discursos del Papa Francisco. Él reflexiona sobre la dignidad de la mujer y sus derechos; habla sobre cómo el amor al deporte puede sacar a relucir nuestras mejores cualidades; y explica por qué luchar contra la discriminación es la esencia para amar a tu prójimo. Seleccionado por Natale Benazzi. 2018. (A collection of writings, homilies, and speeches by Pope Francis. He reflects on the dignity of women and women’s rights; how the love of sports can bring out our best qualities; and explains why fighting discrimination is the essence of loving thy neighbor. Selected by Natale Benazzi. 2018.)

Una Historia de España (A History of Spain)
DB97058 11 hours 48 minutes
por Arturo Pérez-Reverte
read by Martin Untrojb
Una historia de los principales acontecimientos ocurridos desde los orígenes de España y hasta el final de la Transición, con una mirada subjetiva. Originalmente escrito en el transcurso de más de cuatro años en la columna “Patente de corso” del “XL Semanal”. 2019. (A history of the main events that have occurred since Spain’s origins and up through the end of the Transition, with a subjective view. Originally written over the course of more than four years in the “Patente de corso” column for XL Semanal. 2019.)

Mañana Tendremos Otros Nombres (Tomorrow We Will Have Other Names)
DB97059 8 hours 51 minutes
por Patricio Pron
read by German Jaramillo
Viviendo en Madrid, una joven pareja profesional se enfrenta a una ruptura dolorosa que refleja no solo sus propias limitaciones, sino también las del mundo moderno y tecnológico que habitan. Lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones de índole sexual. 2019. (Living in Madrid, a young professional couple faces a painful breakup that reflects not only their own limitations, but those of the modern, technological world they inhabit. Strong language and descriptions of sex. 2019.)

Audio Magazines

For a free subscription to these magazines, contact your cooperating library.

AARP Bulletin (10 issues) and AARP The Magazine (bimonthly (6 issues))

American History (bimonthly (6 issues))

Analog Science Fiction and Fact (6 issues)

Asimov’s Science Fiction (6 issues)

The Atlantic (10 issues)

Audubon (quarterly (5 issues))

Das Beste aus Reader’s Digest (German; 10 issues)

Bon Appétit (10 issues)

Consumer Reports (12 issues)

Contemporary Sound Track: A Review of Pop, Jazz, Rock, and Country (bimonthly (6 issues))

Cowboys and Indians (8 issues)

Cricket (for children, on one cartridge with National Geographic Kids; 9 issues)

Diabetes Forecast (6 issues)

Discover (8 issues)

Ebony (8 issues)

The Economist (51 issues)

Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (6 issues)

Foreign Affairs (6 issues)

France-Amérique (French; 12 issues)

Good Housekeeping (12 issues)

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

Horticulture (6 issues)

Humpty Dumpty (bimonthly (6 issues))

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (12 issues)

Kiplinger’s Retirement Report (12 issues)

Magazine of the Month (monthly)

Missouri Conservationist (monthly)

Muse (9 issues)

The Musical Mainstream (quarterly)

The Nation (34 issues)

National Geographic (monthly)

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

National Geographic Traveler (bimonthly (6 issues))

National Review (25 issues)

The New Yorker (52 issues)

The New York Times Book Review (53 issues)

O, The Oprah Magazine (monthly)

Oklahoma Today (bimonthly (6 issues))

Outdoor Life (4 issues)

People (52 issues)

People en Español (Spanish; 11 issues)

Piano Technicians Journal (monthly)

Playboy (4 issues)

QST (monthly)

Quarterly Music Magazine (quarterly)

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 (11 issues)

Sports Illustrated Kids (11 issues)

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

Travel & Leisure (monthly)

True West (monthly)

Vital Speeches of the Day (monthly)

The Week (48 issues)

Wired (monthly)

The Writer (12 issues)

Yankee Magazine (6 issues)

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