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Talking Book Topics November-December 2016

Volume 82, Number 6

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In Brief

Books for Adults

Adult Fiction

Adult Nonfiction

Books for Children

Children’s Fiction

Children’s Nonfiction

Foreign Language Books

Audio Magazines

In Brief

“Carla’s Picks”: Recommendations from the Librarian of Congress

The new Librarian of Congress Carla D. Hayden is passionate about reading and gained a reputation for ensuring community access to libraries, whether online or in person. She is credited with moving the library’s twenty-two branches into the digital age while serving as chief executive officer (CEO) of the Enoch Pratt Free Library system in Baltimore. As president of the American Library Association from 2003 to 2004, Hayden chose the theme “Equity of Access” and led a battle for the protection of library users’ privacy.

Hayden was sworn in as the fourteenth Librarian of Congress on September 14, 2016, by the Chief Justice of the United States, John G. Roberts Jr. She is the first woman and the first African American to lead the Library of Congress. She also is the first professional librarian to be confirmed to the position in more than sixty years. Hayden won accolades for keeping library branches open citywide to provide citizens with safe havens during the recent civil unrest in Baltimore. She began her career as a young readers’ librarian in the Chicago Public Library system, eventually rising to the post of deputy commissioner and chief librarian in that system. Hayden also taught Library and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh. She received Library Journal’s 1995 Librarian of the Year Award. She earned a B.A. from Roosevelt University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the Graduate Library School of the University of Chicago.

In her role as CEO of Maryland’s Enoch Pratt Library, Hayden would routinely recommend a short list of books from the new fiction and nonfiction titles added to the collection. This list—known as “Carla’s Picks”—was available online for patrons to peruse. Some of Hayden’s recent recommendations were presented on local Baltimore television news channel WBAL. The television interview is available at External The selections she noted can be found in the NLS collection
as follows:

H Is for Hawk
DB81386 10 hours 41 minutes
by Helen MacDonald
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Cambridge lecturer describes the year she spent training a goshawk, a decision she came to after the sudden death of her father in 2007. Discusses the field of falconry, which her father avidly practiced, the grieving process, and author T.H. White’s book The Goshawk (DB42687) Bestseller. 2014.

Inside the O’Briens: A Novel
DB81500 11 hours 15 minutes
by Lisa Genova
read by Ray Foushee
Boston police officer Joe O’Brien is diagnosed with Huntington’s, a terminal disease where sufferers increasingly lose motor control. Joe’s four children each have a fifty percent chance of inheriting the disease, and youngest Katie must decide whether to get tested. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Knockoff: A Novel
DB81744 12 hours 12 minutes
by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza
read by Katherine Kellgren
When Imogen Tate returns to her job as editor-in-chief of Glossy Magazine after an illness, she finds that her ambitious former assistant has seized the reins and turned the storied fashion magazine into an online app. The cutthroat fashion industry and tech-obsessed millennials are both satirized. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Light of the World: A Memoir
DB82146 3 hours 47 minutes
by Elizabeth Alexander
read by Elizabeth Alexander
Poet reflects on her life with her husband, his sudden and unexpected death at the age of fifty, and the ways she coped with the grief of his loss. Examines what attracted her to him, their life together as parents, and the type of man he was. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

A Reunion of Ghosts: A Novel
DB81355 12 hours 17 minutes
BR20847 5 volumes
by Judith Claire Mitchell
read by Mary Kane
When one of three Alter sisters is diagnosed with terminal cancer, they all decide to commit suicide. They intend their suicide note as a chronicle of the sad history of their family in the hopes of breaking the family’s bad luck. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Rocks: A Novel
DB81863 14 hours 50 minutes
by Peter Nichols
read by Steve West
Former spouses Gerald and Lulu have barely spoken in years, despite both living on the small island of Mallorca. While the story opens with the pair’s unexpected death, it moves backward in time to untangle the mysteries of their relationship. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Turner House
DB81739 10 hours 37 minutes
by Angela Flournoy
read by Mare Trevathan
Francis and Viola Turner lived in their
Detroit home for more than fifty years, raising thirteen children. Now, however, the neighborhood is crumbling, Francis is gone, and their mortgage is underwater, leaving the Turners to decide the fate of their home. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Books for Adults

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

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

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

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

Adult Fiction


The Emperor’s Revenge
DB84490 11 hours 43 minutes
by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison
read by Scott Brick
Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon face their toughest challenge yet when a violent bank heist during the Monaco Grand Prix decimates the Corporation’s accounts. To get the money back, Juan joins forces with an old friend from his days in the CIA. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.


The Daughters
DB83652 8 hours 38 minutes
by Adrienne Celt
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Home recovering from the difficult birth of her daughter Kara, new mother Lulu remembers the stories about the family curse that her grandmother Ada told her. Lulu, an opera singer, has not sung a note since Kara’s birth and worries about the kind of mother she will become. 2015.

The Excellent Lombards
DB84360 8 hours 9 minutes
by Jane Hamilton
read by Erin Cottrell
Mary Frances “Frankie” Lombard comes of age on her family’s apple orchard in Wisconsin. She loves the farm and wants to stay there forever, but she begins to realize that money is tight, family can be difficult, and even the things she loves have to change. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Carrying Albert Home: The Somewhat True Story of a Man, His Wife, and Her Alligator
DB83612 12 hours 7 minutes
by Homer Hickam
read by Joe Wilson
1935. Elsie Hickam’s husband, Homer, gives her an ultimatum: It’s him or the alligator, Albert. Albert was a wedding present from Elsie’s old love Buddy Ebsen. Elsie decides to take Albert home to Florida, and Homer joins her on the trip. Based on the lives of the author’s parents. 2015.

The First Time She Drowned
DB84051 10 hours 21 minutes
by Kerry Kletter
read by Jorjeana Marie
Committed to a mental hospital against her will, Cassie O’Malley signs herself out against medical advice when she turns eighteen. She tries to start over at college, until her estranged mother appears, throwing everything Cassie believes about herself into question. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Almost Everything Very Fast
DB84005 9 hours 16 minutes
by Christopher Kloeble
read by Graham Halstead
Nineteen-year-old Albert leaves the orphanage where he has been raised to live with his father, Fred, who has been given only five months to live. Albert must navigate Fred’s childlike understanding of the world to find the truth of his parentage. Translated from the original 2012 German edition. Some strong language. 2016.

By the Numbers
DB84934 8 hours 57 minutes
by Jen Lancaster
read by Allyson Ryan
Thanks to Penny Sinclair’s work as an actuary, she is not too surprised when she discovers her husband cheating, and they divorce. In the midst of preparing for the sale of her house, Penny’s ex-husband, children, and parents all turn to her for assistance. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Love Love
DB84405 13 hours 48 minutes
by Sung J. Woo
read by Carol Jacobanis
Former pro-tennis player Kevin learns of his adoption when he’s tested to be a kidney donor for his father. Devastated, he searches for his birth family. Both he and his sister Judy are dealing with the fallout of broken and burgeoning romances. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.


Best Served Cold
DB84625 26 hours 31 minutes
by Joe Abercrombie
read by Steven Pacey
Duke Orso seeks an end to the wars plaguing Styria and wants to be king. He orders his distressingly popular mercenary general, Monza Murcatto, to be assassinated, but she survives and vows revenge. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2009.

All the Birds in the Sky
DB83924 11 hours 14 minutes
by Charlie Jane Anders
read by Nick DePinto
Patricia and Laurence became friends as children, until her budding powers as a witch and his love of science set them on different paths. Years later they meet again in San Francisco, on the opposite sides of efforts to save the planet. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2016.

The House of Shattered Wings
DB83547 18 hours 19 minutes
by Aliette de Bodard
read by J.P. Linton
After a brutal war between competing Houses of fallen angels, the city of Paris is in ruins. Vietnamese expat Philippe is taken captive by House Silverspires, once the domain of Lucifer Morningstar himself, and the cold war between the Houses heats up once again. Violence. 2015.

The Girl with Ghost Eyes
DB84276 10 hours 23 minutes
by M.H. Boroson
read by Suzanne Duvall
San Francisco, 1898. Li-lin, daughter of a well-known Daoshi priest in Chinatown, is trapped in the spirit world by enemies who seek to use her father to unleash a monster on the city. Little do they know that Li-lin has talents of her own. Some violence. 2015.

The Return of the Witch
DB84106 13 hours 38 minutes
by Paula Brackston
read by Marisa Calin
When warlock Gideon breaks free of his prison, he kidnaps Tegan, the witch that Elizabeth trained in The Witch’s Daughter (DB82032). With the help of time-stepper Erasmus, Elizabeth will track Gideon through the past to save Tegan. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Generation V Series, Books 1–4
DB83570 45 hours 15 minutes
by M.L. Brennan
read by Alec Volz
Urban fantasy series, written between 2013 and 2015, featuring slacker vampire Fortitude Scott. Fort struggles to navigate the supernatural world and deal with the power struggles within his own vampire family. Includes Generation V, Iron Night, Tainted Blood, and Dark Ascension. Some violence and some strong language. 2015.

In the Labyrinth of Drakes: A Memoir by Lady Trent
DB84358 10 hours 33 minutes
by Marie Brennan
read by Kate Reading
Lady Isabella Trent looks back on the time she and Tom were asked to head up a dragon-breeding program in the desert lands of Akhia. There she once again encountered archaeologist Suhail, last seen in The Voyage of the Basilisk (DB81706). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Immortals
DB84613 15 hours 30 minutes
by Jordanna Max Brodsky
read by various narrators
Selene has had many other names, the most well-known of which was Artemis, Greek goddess. Now she lives in New York, investigating crimes against women. When a Columbia professor is brutally killed in what looks like an ancient Greek ritual, Selene gets involved. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Sorcerer’s Daughter
DB84507 11 hours 19 minutes
by Terry Brooks
read by Simon Vance
Leofur has spent her life under the shadow of her father, the evil sorcerer Arcannen Rai. While her life partner, Paxon Leah, is away on a mission for the druids, Leofur swears to protect his sister, Chrysallin, who is abducted. Sequel to The Darkling Child (DB81827). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Angel of Storms: The Millennium’s Rule Trilogy, Book 2
DB84072 16 hours 23 minutes
by Trudi Canavan
read by Bruce Huntey
The Raen has returned, and two people are drawn into the politics of power. Rielle leaves her peaceful artistic life to travel between the worlds, while Tyen makes a deal with the Raen to save his life. Sequel to Thief’s Magic (DB79586). Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Star-Touched Queen
DB84702 9 hours 24 minutes
by Roshani Chokshi
read by Priya Ayyar
Princess Maya’s arranged marriage turns out much better than she expected, but her husband’s magic and her curiosity may threaten more than her life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

DB84038 8 hours 27 minutes
by Greg Cox
read by David DeBoy
Attorney Matt Murdock—blinded as a child in an accident which also gave him heightened senses—fights crime as a costumed superhero in Hell’s Kitchen, New York. Based on the comic book series from 1964; novelization of the 2003 feature film. Some violence. 2003.

The Traitor Baru Cormorant
DB83603 16 hours 54 minutes
by Seth Dickinson
read by Jill Fox
The Empire of Masks conquered Baru Cormorant’s people, leaving her longing for revenge. She decides to join the civil service of the Empire, learning their secrets to take them down from the inside. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

DB84206 15 hours 36 minutes
by Terry Goodkind
read by Andy Pyle
Richard is dead, and the Sword of Truth is in Kahlan’s care. As the veil between life and death fails, evil is coming and Kahlan will wager everything in a desperate effort to save the world. Sequel to Severed Souls (DB80584). Violence. 2015.

Rebel of the Sands
DB84465 8 hours 53 minutes
by Alwyn Hamilton
read by Jill Fox
Desperate to leave the dead-end town of Dustwalk, Amani is counting on her sharpshooting skills to help her escape. But after she meets Jin, the mysterious rebel running from the Sultan’s army, she unlocks a powerful truth. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Thieftaker Chronicles, Books 1–4
DB83373 43 hours 13 minutes
by D.B. Jackson
read by Mark Delgado
This series of four books, written between 2012 and 2015, follows Ethan Kaille, a conjurer and thieftaker in the Massachusetts Bay colony in the years before the Revolutionary War. Includes Thieftaker, Thieves’ Quarry, A Plunder of Souls, and Dead Man’s Reach. Violence and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

DB84434 9 hours 41 minutes
by Sara B. Larson
read by Rebecca Mozo
After her parents are killed, seventeen-year-old Alexa disguises herself as a boy, joins the king’s army, and earns a place on Prince Damian’s guard. Alexa soon learns the only way to protect her prince is to defeat the evil king. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Hallow Point: A Mick Oberon Job
DB83744 11 hours 8 minutes
by Ari Marmell
read by Michael Kramer
A powerful fae artifact called the Spear of Lugh is in 1930s Chicago. PI Mick Oberon needs to find it before it falls into the wrong hands, be they fae or mortal. Sequel to Hot Lead, Cold Iron (DB81048). Violence and some strong language. 2015.

A Blade of Black Steel
DB84615 21 hours 8 minutes
by Alex Marshall
read by Angèle Masters
The Cobalt Company will need to put aside its campaign for revenge when an inhuman army gathers on the shores of the Immaculate Isles. Sequel to A Crown for Cold Silver (DB81324). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

DB84740 23 hours 6 minutes
by Daniel O’Malley
read by Moira Quirk
Rook Myfanwy Thomas’s efforts to negotiate a peaceful merger between the British supernatural agency the Checquy Group and their ancient enemies, the Grafters, are threatened by a series of bizarre attacks. Two women, one Checquy and one Grafter, must work together. Sequel to The Rook (DB74359). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Yellow Brick War
DB84255 8 hours 17 minutes
by Danielle Paige
read by Laura Giannarelli
After the Wizard opens up a portal, Amy, the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked, and their nemesis, Dorothy, end up back in Kansas, powerless. They race to get back to Oz. Sequel to The Wicked Will Rise (DB83303). Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

DB84506 18 hours 37 minutes
by Dan Vyleta
read by Allan Corduner
In an alternate Victorian age where any bad feeling manifests itself as visible smoke pouring out of the sinner, Charlie and Thomas attend an elite private school. On a term break, they visit the estate of Thomas’s uncle and learn a terrible secret about smoke. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Guardian of the Gate and Circle of Fire
DB83944 18 hours 0 minutes
by Michelle Zink
read by Erin Jones
In Guardian of the Gate, Lia continues her quest to end an ancient prophecy, and her twin, Alice, wants to defeat her. In Circle of Fire, they both realize that time is running out. Sequel to Prophecy of the Sisters (DB70316). For junior and senior high readers. 2011.


Sleeping Beauties: Sleeping Beauty and Snow White Tales from around the World
DB82947 26 hours 29 minutes
edited by Heidi Anne Heiner
read by Laura Giannarelli
With more than seventy stories, this collection of tales focuses on sleeping beauties, including Snow White and Sleeping Beauty herself. Several variants are compiled, including tales dating back to ancient Greece and medieval times. Stories of sleeping heroes are also included. Violence and some descriptions of sex. 2010.


The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto
DB83578 9 hours 54 minutes
by Mitch Albom
read by James Konicek
Music narrates the life of Frankie Presto, from his time in Spain after the Civil War, where he was raised by a blind music teacher, to his death in America. Frankie immigrates to America with only a six-stringed guitar. As he plies his craft, he realizes its effect on people. Bestseller. 2015.

The Weekenders
DB84494 15 hours 28 minutes
by Mary Kay Andrews
read by Kathleen McInerney
The North Carolina coastal town of Belle Isle was founded by Riley Griggs’s family. Despite recent marital troubles, Riley plans to spend the summer there with her daughter and her husband, Wendell, but her plans are disrupted when Wendell disappears and she is served with legal papers. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Fear of Dying
DB83520 8 hours 15 minutes
by Erica Jong
read by Barbara Rappaport
Vanessa Wonderman, friend of Isadora Wing from Fear of Flying (DB08853), is sixty years old, caring for her dying parents, elderly husband, and pregnant daughter. Yearning for connection, she reflects on her sexual life. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Lives of Others
DB83211 24 hours 3 minutes
by Neel Mukherjee
read by Kurt Elftmann
The aging heads of the Ghosh family preside over their large household, including five adult children and their respective families, all living within one home in India. Rivalries, secrets, and business failure threaten to unravel everything, however. Some strong language. 2014.

DB84612 8 hours 51 minutes
by Chuck Palahniuk
read by Ryan Dalusung
Tender Branson is the last surviving member of a suicide cult, dictating his story on a plane set to crash. In the hours he has left, Branson looks back on his time with the cult and the fame it brought him. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 1999.

The Assistants
DB84350 7 hours 51 minutes
by Camille Perri
read by Jorjeana Marie
Tina Fontana is the executive assistant to media mogul Robert Barlow. An accounting error results in Tina getting a check for $20,000, which she impulsively decides to keep. Then one of her fellow assistants figures out what she has done. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Everybody’s Fool
DB84376 18 hours 55 minutes
by Richard Russo
read by Mark Bramhall
Ten years after the events of Nobody’s Fool (DB38730), the residents of North Bath, New York, are still served by bumbling chief of police Doug Raymer. His wife has died, but Doug is obsessed with finding the man with whom she was having an affair before she passed on. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Garden of Evening Mists
DB83530 12 hours 50 minutes
by Tan Twan Eng
read by Mary Kane
Malaya, 1951. Yun Ling Teoh, a survivor of a brutal Japanese war camp and a prosecutor of Japanese war criminals, seeks solace among the jungle-fringed Malaysian tea plantations. She discovers the exiled former gardener of the emperor of Japan. Despite her hatred for the Japanese, she eventually agrees to work as his temporary apprentice. 2012.

Food Whore: A Novel of Dining and Deceit
DB83755 9 hours 13 minutes
by Jessica Tom
read by Gabra Zackman
When the internship Tia Monroe covets disappears, she is offered an opportunity by legendary food writer Michael Saltz to become his ghostwriter. He has lost his sense of taste, and promises Tia what feels like the moon. Soon, though, Tia grapples with seeing her words under another person’s name. 2015.

Historical Fiction

A Country Road, a Tree
DB84726 10 hours 43 minutes
by Jo Baker
read by David Rintoul
1939. An unknown young writer travels from his home in Ireland, a neutral country, to Paris, where he witnesses the beginning days of war and Nazi rule. He becomes involved in the literary scene and befriends James Joyce and others. Love and secrets threaten his life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Passion of Dolssa
DB84512 11 hours 44 minutes
by Julie Berry
read by various narrators
France, 1241. When tavern keeper and young matchmaker Botille discovers injured heretic Dolssa along the roadside, she and her sisters bravely decide to shelter Dolssa from the inquisitors, who are determined to slay the woman capable of performing small miracles. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

The Cavendon Luck
DB84616 16 hours 14 minutes
by Barbara Taylor Bradford
read by Anna Bentinck
On the eve of World War II, the Inghams and Swanns, from The Cavendon Women (DB83810), face their biggest challenge yet. As the war begins to rage, everyone must play their part both at home and abroad to protect Cavendon for future generations. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Relic Master
DB83947 11 hours 29 minutes
by Christopher Buckley
read by Stephen Van Doren
Switzerland, 1517. Dismas, a relic dealer, balances the demands of his two most prominent clients—Frederick, the ruler of Saxony, and the archbishop of Mainz. When his nest egg is stolen, his friend Albrecht Dürer suggests creating the shroud that the archbishop covets. Some strong language. 2015.

Bohemian Gospel
DB83733 10 hours 48 minutes
by Dana Chamblee Carpenter
read by Lise Bruneau
An orphaned girl named Mouse is raised in a Bohemian abbey. She possesses unusual powers. When the young king, Ottakar, is brought to the abbey for healing, it is Mouse who saves him. But political and spiritual secrets threaten her happiness. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Queen of the Night
DB83862 20 hours 17 minutes
by Alexander Chee
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
1882. Operatic soprano Lilliet Berne is finally offered what she has craved: an original role. However, the libretto is based on a mysterious young girl—the girl Lilliet had once been. She searches through her past as a hippodrome rider, courtesan, empress’s maid, and debut singer to discover the informer. Some descriptions of sex. 2016.

We That Are Left
DB83801 15 hours 13 minutes
by Clare Clark
read by Kristin Allison
As children, Theo Melville and his two sisters tormented young Oskar Grunewald whenever he and his mother visited. When World War I hits, Theo dies, leaving the family in turmoil. Oskar—his name now anglicized to Oscar—and his mother move in with them. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding
DB84272 10 hours 38 minutes
by Jackie Copleton
read by J. Michael McCullough
Amaterasu Takahashi opens her door one day and sees a severely disfigured man. He claims to be Hideo Watanabe—her grandson whom she last saw in 1945 when Nagasaki was bombed. The private letters he gives her to prove his identity cause Amaterasu to reflect back on her life and daughter, Yuko. 2015.

Mrs. Poe
DB83743 12 hours 52 minutes
by Lynn Cullen
read by Kimberly Schraf
1845. Frances Osgood meets Edgar Allan Poe at a literary event. A relationship blossoms between them despite their marriages. In fact, Poe’s wife Virginia encourages it and befriends Frances. As the connections deepen, Frances becomes unsure of what path she should follow. 2013.

The Viceroys
DB83939 25 hours 46 minutes
by Federico De Roberto
read by Gary Tipton
Three generations of the Uzeda family fight to hold on to the power they held during the Bourbon reign of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, as Garibaldi unites Italy in the 19th century. Consalvo Uzeda uses every trick he knows in his rise to power. Translated from the original 1894 Italian edition. 1962.

The Midnight Watch: A Novel of the Titanic and the Californian
DB84734 11 hours 9 minutes
by David Dyer
read by Robert Fass
1912. Journalist John Steadman investigates the actions of the captain and crew of the SS Californian, which was stopped for the night only miles away from where the RMS Titanic sank. To answer his questions, Steadman must separate fact from fiction and good memories from bad. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Sisters of Treason
DB84218 16 hours 12 minutes
by Elizabeth Fremantle
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
The younger sisters of Lady Jane Grey, Katherine and Mary, navigate the treacherous waters of the English court after their sister’s doomed attempt to take the throne. Acting as their mentor is the court portraitist, Levina Teerlinc. Their attempts at love endanger them. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Russian Concubine
DB83572 19 hours 56 minutes
by Kate Furnivall
read by Eva Wilhelm
1928. Lydia Ivanova and her mother barely escaped the Russian Revolution, resettling in China. To make money, Lydia picks pockets in the marketplace, even though thieves are executed. Lydia falls in love with a Chinese man, and their futures are threatened. Some violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

A Place Called Winter
DB84109 11 hours 8 minutes
by Patrick Gale
read by Patrick Gale
Harry Cane has lived a life of privilege in England, but an illicit affair forces him to abandon his wife and child and flee to Canada. On the edge of harsh wilderness, he learns what it takes to survive and love again. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Dark Days Club
DB83863 14 hours 50 minutes
by Alison Goodman
read by Mare Trevathan
London, 1812. As Lady Helen Wrexhall prepares for an audience with Queen Charlotte, one of Helen’s housemaids disappears. With the help of Lord Carlston, Helen begins to investigate, and the two are thrust into a grand conspiracy, gradually learning the truth about Lady Helen’s mother. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

DB84732 13 hours 13 minutes
by Yaa Gyasi
read by Dominic Hoffman
In the 1700s, half sisters Esi and Effia are born in Ghana without knowing each other. Effia marries a wealthy Englishman, while Esi is imprisoned in the dungeon of the castle where Effia lives, before she is shipped to America and sold into slavery. Their descendants witness history. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Enchantress of Paris
DB83355 10 hours 50 minutes
by Marci Jefferson
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Marie Mancini convinces her uncle, Cardinal Mazarin, the chief minister to Louis XIV, to let her join the French court. She attracts the attention of the king, but her uncle has other plans for her. And her sister, Olympia, is protective of her place as Louis’s mistress. 2015.

Lilac Girls
DB84356 17 hours 33 minutes
by Martha Hall Kelly
read by various narrators
The lives of three women—socialite Caroline from New York, teenager Kasia from Poland, and doctor Herta from Germany—collide during World War II. Kasia, involved in the resistance, is sent to Ravensbrück, where she is experimented on by Herta. Caroline tries to help survivors. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

American Meteor
DB83580 6 hours 57 minutes
by Norman Lock
read by Don Feldheim
Brooklyn-born teenager Stephen Moran travels the United States in the 1860s and 1870s. He loses an eye in the waning days of the Civil War, travels—and steals—on Lincoln’s funeral train, witnesses the joining of the first transcontinental railroad, the Battle of Little Bighorn, and more. Violence and some strong language. 2015.

Mrs. Engels
DB84306 11 hours 6 minutes
by Gavin McCrea
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Frederick Engels, co-author of The Communist Manifesto, and his longtime lover Lizzie Burns move to London in 1870. Lizzie has trouble navigating proper Victorian society and feels isolated by her working-class roots. She longs for a former lover, but can’t leave Engels, despite their complicated relationship. Some strong language. 2015.

Not All Bastards Are from Vienna
DB84007 9 hours 33 minutes
by Andrea Molesini
read by Ken Kliban
1917. Paolo is living with his grandparents and aunt outside of Venice when the Austrian army demands lodging. As the family engages in resistance efforts, Paolo tries to understand the shifting alliances that surround them. Translated from the original 2010 Italian edition. Some violence. 2015.

Out of Darkness
DB84432 12 hours 34 minutes
by Ashley Hope Pérez
read by various narrators
New London, Texas; 1937. Against the background of an actual deadly school explosion, two teens, Mexican American Naomi and African American Wash, deal with race, segregation, love, and the forces that destroy people. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

The Master of the Prado
DB84290 7 hours 20 minutes
by Javier Sierra
read by Jack Fox
Sierra’s fictionalized memoir of meeting Dr. Luis Fovel, whom Sierra calls the Master, while exploring the Prado Museum in Madrid. Fovel takes him on a whirlwind tour and promises to uncover startling secrets hidden in the museum’s masterpieces—secrets that open up a whole new world to Sierra. Translated from the 2013 Spanish edition. 2015.

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos
DB84513 9 hours 59 minutes
by Dominic Smith
read by various narrators
In the age of Rembrandt, artist Sara de Vos paints an image for the ages. In 1950s New York, a lawyer discovers that the painting he inherited has been replaced by a copy. Fifty years later, the lawyer, the forger, and the paintings are brought together. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Maud’s Line
DB83933 10 hours 37 minutes
by Margaret Verble
read by Laura Godfrey Dunlop
Eighteen-year-old Maud Nail, her father, younger brother, and extended family are scraping out existences on the allotments for the Cherokee in eastern Oklahoma. One day, itinerant peddler Booker Wakefield visits her home and encourages her to dream of the finer things in life. Tensions with others threaten. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Forgotten Room
DB84282 13 hours 56 minutes
by Karen White and others
read by Madelyn Buzzard
In 1944, Dr. Kate Schuyler cares for Captain Cooper Ravenel and they find a mystery spanning generations. In 1892, Olive Van Alan’s world has descended to near poverty, but love beckons. In 1920, Lucy searches for her family. Their stories intertwine. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.


The Mistletoe Inn
DB84219 5 hours 54 minutes
by Richard Paul Evans
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Not wanting to be alone at the holidays, Kimberly Rossi decides to attend the Mistletoe Inn Writers’ Retreat in Vermont. Sharing details of her past and showing him her writing, she finds unexpected romance with fellow attendee Zeke, but she can’t deal with his criticism. 2015.

Wishes for Christmas
DB83937 9 hours 27 minutes
by Fern Michaels
read by J. Michael McCullough
Three Christmas stories. In “And the Angels Sing,” Maggie Spritzer convinces the rest of the Sisterhood to help her track down her old teacher in order to right an old wrong. Also includes “Naughty or Nice” and “A Golden Tree.” Some strong language. Bestseller. 2015.

Human Relations

The Japanese Lover
DB84043 9 hours 13 minutes
by Isabel Allende
read by Anne Hancock
San Francisco, 2010. A young Moldovan worker, Irina Bazili, encounters Alma Belasco in the Lark House nursing home. Irina uncovers the story of Alma’s hidden relationship with Ichimei, the son of her family’s gardener, which spanned nearly seventy years. Bestseller. 2015.

DB84377 10 hours 19 minutes
by Bill Beverly
read by J.D. Jackson
East, a gang member in Los Angeles, is sent by his uncle on a mission with a group of other young men to kill a witness hiding in Wisconsin. The experiences he and his compatriots have force him to reevaluate the world he lives in. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Rumor Central, Books 1–6
DB83358 32 hours 6 minutes
by ReShonda Tate Billingsley
read by Erin Jones
Books one through six, written between 2013 and 2015, feature a group of high school friends dealing with reality-show fame. In Rumor Central, after Maya Morgan and her friends appear on a reality show, Maya is offered her own television show. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

A Doubter’s Almanac
DB84270 21 hours 25 minutes
by Ethan Canin
read by Erik Sandvold
Milo Andret grew up in rural Michigan, but his mathematical genius took him to grad school in Berkeley, where he discovers the answer to an important proof. The proof makes his name, but drink and bad decisions are his undoing. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2016.

Payback with Ya Life
DB84630 7 hours 23 minutes
by Wahida Clark
read by Bessie Lee Jr.
After the events of Payback Is a Mutha (DB81661), Shan finds herself pregnant by a married lover. She decides to make a better life for herself and moves to Detroit to be with her brother, Peanut. However, an enemy of Peanut’s threatens Shan’s life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

DB84510 12 hours 26 minutes
by Stephanie Danler
read by Alex McKenna
Tess is twenty-two when she arrives in Manhattan from the Midwest. She gets a job at an upscale restaurant, where she experiences drink, drugs, love, and heartache, and finds fellowship among the ranks of overworked wait staff. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

DB83855 14 hours 15 minutes
by Eric Jerome Dickey
read by Teresa Willis
Ghostwriter Nia Simone Bijou decides to emulate her idol, Anaïs Nin. While out on a hike, she meets two brothers, Karl and Mark. They draw her into their games, and she gives herself over to her every fantasy. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Tempted by Trouble
DB84114 10 hours 14 minutes
by Eric Jerome Dickey
read by Alec Volz
Dmytryk Knight’s life has spiraled out of control after he lost his job in the auto industry. His wife has gone missing, and he has been roped into the bank robbery business by a man calling himself Eddie Coyle. Then, a robbery goes wrong. Violence and explicit descriptions of sex. 2010.

A Window Opens
DB84268 11 hours 49 minutes
by Elisabeth Egan
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
When her husband quits his job at a law firm, Alice Pearse needs to find full-time work. An exciting opportunity arises at Scroll, a new company planning to revolutionize bookstores, but juggling the job and family is tougher than she imagined. Some strong language. 2015.

Two Rivers
DB83773 12 hours 42 minutes
by T. Greenwood
read by David DeBoy
Single father Harper Montgomery is trying to make amends for the mistakes in his life. A train derailment in his hometown of Two Rivers gives him that chance when a crash survivor named Maggie, fifteen and pregnant, needs a place to stay. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2009.

The Past
DB84541 11 hours 43 minutes
by Tessa Hadley
read by Terry Donnelly
Four adult siblings and their families reunite when they have to decide what to do with the house they have inherited from their deceased grandparents. Tensions old and new bubble up as they gather in the English countryside. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

What We Saw
DB83326 8 hours 30 minutes
by Aaron Hartzler
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
When a drunk teen is raped at fellow classmate John Doone’s house party, the town is torn apart searching for answers. Kate tries to piece together what happened to her former friend, and uncovers a horrible truth. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Imagine Me Gone
DB84437 10 hours 54 minutes
by Adam Haslett
read by various narrators
In the 1960s, Margaret makes the decision to marry her fiancé, John, despite his hospitalization for depression. That decision has long-lasting consequences for Margaret and their three children, especially eldest son Michael, who deals with his own mental illness. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Here’s to Us
DB84787 12 hours 31 minutes
by Elin Hilderbrand
read by Erin Bennett
After celebrity chef Deacon Thorpe commits suicide, his current and former wives team up to gather all Deacon’s loved ones together at his cherished Nantucket home to say goodbye. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Bright Lines
DB84115 12 hours 15 minutes
by Tanwi Nandini Islam
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Ella comes home from college one day to find her cousin Charu’s runaway friend Maya in her bedroom. So begins a summer filled with potential health issues, revelations of family history, and explorations of sexuality and gender. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Be Frank with Me
DB84263 9 hours 45 minutes
by Julia Claiborne Johnson
read by Celeste Lawson
Alice Whitley works for a publisher who sends her to California to help reclusive author Mimi Banning deliver her long-awaited second novel. While Mimi locks herself in her office supposedly writing every day, Alice takes care of Frank, Mimi’s ferociously intelligent but eccentric young son. 2016.

Exit, Pursued by a Bear
DB84343 6 hours 38 minutes
by E.K. Johnston
read by Jorjeana Marie
At her last cheerleading camp, Hermione was drugged and raped. Unsure whether it was one of her teammates or a boy on another team, Hermione deals with the aftermath in her small Ontario town. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

The Porcupine of Truth
DB84155 9 hours 37 minutes
by Bill Konigsberg
read by Kurt Elftmann
Mopey about having to spend the summer with his estranged father in Billings, Montana, seventeen-year-old Carson’s vacation prospects improve after he meets Aisha, a beautiful lesbian, and the two embark on an epic road trip that will transform them both. Strong language. Stonewall Book Award. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

You Know Me Well
DB84699 6 hours 38 minutes
by Nina LaCour and David Levithan
read by various narrators
Mark and Kate sit next to each other in school but are barely acquainted, until they meet at a San Francisco club during Pride Week and help each other over their forbidden crushes. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

DB84731 6 hours 38 minutes
by Ken Pisani
read by Ari Fliakos
Aaron returns to his Illinois hometown after losing his arm in a car accident. He spends his days in a painkiller haze listening to the radio, when he is smitten with the voice of Sunny Lee, who delivers ninety-second science facts. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Every Exquisite Thing
DB84378 5 hours 58 minutes
by Matthew Quick
read by Vanessa Johansson
Her beloved teacher gives star student and athlete Nanette a mysterious, out-of-print, cult classic novel that sparks the rebel within her. But as she befriends the reclusive author, Nanette learns that sometimes rebellion comes at a high price. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

DB84307 6 hours 18 minutes
by Marisa Reichardt
read by Mare Trevathan
A mass shooting at her California high school leaves Morgan with agoraphobia, and she quickly settles in to a nice, secluded lifestyle. But things change after Evan moves in next door, and Morgan longs for the life she is missing. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Postmark Bayou Chene
DB84304 8 hours 5 minutes
by Gwen Roland
read by Mare Trevathan
Atchafalaya Basin, Louisiana, 1907. A letter addressed to Hautes-Pyrénées, France, marked undeliverable, arrives at the Bayou Chene post office. That same day locals find a dog, nearly dead, tethered to an empty skiff. The lives of the postmaster’s blind daughter and her two friends will soon change dramatically. 2015.

The Improbability of Love
DB84073 17 hours 11 minutes
by Hannah Rothschild
read by Abigail Maupin
Annie McDee works as a chef to two art dealers in London. Moping after a bad breakup, she stops at a secondhand store and buys a painting that turns out to be a priceless lost masterpiece. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

This Is the Life
DB84191 6 hours 1 minute
by Alex Shearer
read by Bill Delaney
A man travels to Australia to care for his older brother, Louis, who has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. Humorous and bittersweet recollections of their childhood together and Louis’s unconventional life choices are interspersed with details of his battle with cancer. Some strong language. 2014.

The Girl Who Wrote Loneliness
DB83844 13 hours 13 minutes
by Kyung-sook Shin
read by Jill Fox
A writer who has found success is drawn back to reminiscing about her life, particularly the time in 1978 when she traveled to Seoul at the age of sixteen to find work. She feels tension from the friends of her youth and the trajectory of her life. Translated from the Korean. 2015.

Precious Gifts
DB84245 10 hours 15 minutes
by Danielle Steel
read by Catherine Byers
Although Paul Parker was known to be charming but feckless, he reveals another side in death. He leaves his wife and each of his three daughters a legacy that gives them the chance to pursue their dreams. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Modern Lovers
DB84619 9 hours 4 minutes
by Emma Straub
read by Jen Tullock
In the 1980s, Elizabeth, Andrew, Zoe, and Lydia were in a band together at Oberlin College. Now Elizabeth and Andrew are middle-aged and married, living in Brooklyn near Zoe and her wife. But none of them can forget Lydia, who died years before. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Nest
DB84406 9 hours 32 minutes
by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
read by Gabra Zackman
Four adult siblings were all counting on getting their piece of a trust fund soon. Everything changes when reckless sibling Leo gets into an accident while drunk and high, injuring his nineteen-year-old passenger. Now their joint inheritance is in jeopardy. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2016.

Because You’ll Never Meet Me
DB83525 9 hours 18 minutes
by Leah Thomas
read by Joe Peck
Ollie, who has seizures when near electricity, lives in isolation. Moritz, who was born without eyes and has a pacemaker, is bullied at his high school. Their doctor suggests that they correspond, and the teens form a strong bond to get them through dark times. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

All My Puny Sorrows
DB84077 9 hours 41 minutes
by Miriam Toews
read by Erin Jones
Yolandi’s life is a mess: stalled career, twice divorced, a single mother. Her sister Elfrieda has a loving husband and a successful career as a concert pianist. But it is Elf who repeatedly attempts suicide and Yoli who must try to keep her sister alive. Some strong language. 2014.

The Blackwater Lightship
DB84483 7 hours 27 minutes
by Colm Tóibín
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Helen, her mother Lily, and her grandmother must confront their differences when they are together at her grandmother’s seaside house in 1990s Ireland. They have gathered to care for Helen’s brother Declan, who is dying from AIDS, but reconciliation doesn’t come easily. 1999.

Highly Illogical Behavior
DB84363 6 hours 19 minutes
by John Corey Whaley
read by various narrators
Agoraphobic sixteen-year-old Solomon has not left his house in three years. Lisa is convinced that she can get Solomon outside and use her experience to write a college essay that will get her into a prominent psychology program. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016.


The Haters
DB84063 8 hours 39 minutes
by Jesse Andrews
read by Michael Crouch
When best friends Wes and Corey meet guitar player Ash, an older girl, the trio decide to ditch their jazz camp experience and embark on a raunchy road-trip adventure in search of becoming a true band. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

DC Trip
DB83782 6 hours 23 minutes
by Sara Benincasa
read by Nora Achrati
First-year teacher Alicia Deats is chaperoning a sophomore class trip to Washington, DC. Her co-chaperone, Brian Kenner, rubs her the wrong way, until he doesn’t. The students, particularly Gertie, Sivan, and Rachel, get into hijinks of their own. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Fishing with RayAnne
DB84192 10 hours 57 minutes
by Ava Finch
read by Kate Kiley
Former pro-fisher RayAnne Dahl is starting the second season of her popular combination fishing and talk show on the local public broadcasting station. The sponsors and station want her to do more appearances, but RayAnne’s personal life starts heating up, with one sponsor rep in particular. Some strong language. 2015.

Gone with the Mind
DB84629 7 hours 46 minutes
by Mark Leyner
read by various narrators
Autobiographical fiction. Relates the story of Mark Leyner’s life, as he gives a reading of his latest book in a food court at a New Jersey shopping center, with only his mother and a few restaurant employees in attendance. He spins a surreal tale in response to the audience’s questions. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Legal Themes

The Defense
DB84375 10 hours 45 minutes
by Steve Cavanagh
read by Adam Sims
Con-artist-turned-lawyer Eddie Flynn gave up the law a year ago after a disastrous case. But when the head of the New York City Russian mob—on trial for murder—kidnaps Eddie’s ten-year-old daughter, Eddie has to take his case whether he likes it or not. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Bagmen: A Victor Carl Novel
DB84112 10 hours 36 minutes
by William Lashner
read by Barry Bernson
When Philadelphia attorney Victor Carl decides to supplement his law business by working for a politician, he soon finds himself running bags of money. And shortly after a female recipient of one payoff is murdered, Carl realizes he is the perfect fall guy. Some violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.


Post Office
DB84474 4 hours 51 minutes
by Charles Bukowski
read by Brian Hemmingsen
The author’s alter ego, Henry Chinaski, describes a dozen years wasted working for the post office—a job that started innocently enough as a holiday temp position, which fit nicely with his drinking, gambling, and womanizing. But soon the grim details became apparent. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1971.

Medical Themes

Alice and Oliver
DB84493 14 hours 34 minutes
by Charles Bock
read by various narrators
1993. Alice Culvert and her husband Oliver are reveling in new parenthood as they care for their daughter Doe in New York’s Meatpacking District. Then, Alice is diagnosed with cancer, and their world narrows to one of survival as they fight the disease as a family. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

DB84354 12 hours 26 minutes
by Robin Cook
read by George Guidall
Pia Grazdani, from Death Benefit (DB84342), decides to work for a year at Nano, LLC, a Colorado research institute dedicated to cutting-edge molecular biology. Troubled by the staff’s secrecy, Pia discovers what may be a human guinea pig and resolves to gain access to the secure building. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

DB84355 12 hours 58 minutes
by Michael Palmer and Daniel Palmer
read by Hillary Huber
Soon after an accident leaves Dr. Julie Devereux’s fiancé a quadriplegic, he dies. An autopsy reveals that he died of an unusual heart defect seen only in those under extreme stress—he had been literally scared to death. As Julie investigates similar cases, she finds a frightening pattern. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Mystery and Detective

Stay at Home, Books 1–3
DB83532 18 hours 3 minutes
by Jeffrey Allen
read by Jeff Allin
Three mysteries, written between 2012 and 2013, feature stay-at-home dad Deuce Winters, who becomes the unofficial sleuth of his small Texas town. Includes Stay at Home Dead, Popped Off, and Father Knows Death, in which Deuce finds a dead body in the freezer at the fair’s concession stand. 2013.

Melanie Travis, Books 17–18
DB83789 18 hours 38 minutes
by Laurien Berenson
read by Carol Dines
Two mysteries, written in 2014 and 2015, featuring Melanie Travis, a canine enthusiast, amateur sleuth, and special needs tutor. Includes Death of a Dog Whisperer and The Bark Before Christmas, in which Melanie’s job running the school holiday bazaar leads to her investigating a missing dog and a dead Santa. 2015.

Gil Yates Private Investigator, Books 1–2
DB84217 16 hours 41 minutes
by Alistair Boyle
read by Erik Sandvold
First two books, written in 1995 and 1996, in the series featuring Malvin Stark, who bluffs his way into becoming a private eye called Gil Yates. Includes The Missing Link and The Con, in which Yates is hired by a Los Angeles museum to find a stolen Monet painting. 1996.

Among the Wicked
DB84704 9 hours 33 minutes
by Linda Castillo
read by Kathleen McInerney
In rural upstate New York, a developing situation involves a reclusive Amish settlement and the death of a young girl. Unable to penetrate the wall of silence between the Amish and “English,” the sheriff asks Chief of Police Kate Burkholder to infiltrate the community, posing as an Amish woman. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Night Tremors
DB83679 10 hours 12 minutes
by Matt Coyle
read by Clay Teunis
Although sick of photographing adulterers, La Jolla PI Rick Cahill is reluctant when offered a job helping the attorney of Randall Eddington, who is serving time for murdering his mother, stepfather, and sister. But a new witness convinces Cahill that Randall may be innocent. Violence and strong language. 2015.

A Wine Country Mystery, Books 4–6
DB84100 31 hours 29 minutes
by Ellen Crosby
read by Nona Pipes
Three mysteries featuring amateur sleuth Lucie Montgomery, who runs her family’s Virginia winery. Includes The Riesling Retribution, The Vintage Vendetta, and The Sauvignon Secret, in which—after finding a wine merchant hanging from a beam—Lucie teams up with former boyfriend Quinn in California to investigate the death. Some strong language. 2011.

No Way Out: A Jack Davis Thriller
DB83719 10 hours 32 minutes
by Joel Goldman
read by Ray Foushee
Retired from the FBI with a movement disorder, Jack Davis now works as a hired gun for PI Lucy Trent. They witness a man shooting his wife, and then his bookkeeper, Roni Chase, shooting the man in self-defense. What seems an open-and-shut case is anything but. Violence and strong language. 2010.

Bailey Ruth Raeburn, Books 4–5
DB83731 19 hours 8 minutes
by Carolyn Hart
read by Catherine Byers
Two mysteries, written in 2013 and 2014, in the series featuring ghostly sleuth Bailey Ruth—an emissary from Heaven’s Department of Good Intentions. Includes Ghost Gone Wild and Ghost Wanted, in which Bailey Ruth investigates crimes in a college library that are destroying a fellow ghost’s reputation. 2014.

The Bitter Season
DB83552 12 hours 2 minutes
by Tami Hoag
read by Kristin Allison
Minneapolis detective Nikki Liska—who left Homicide to work regular hours on cold cases—is assigned the twenty-five-year-old murder of a cop. Meanwhile Sam Kovac and his new partner are investigating the violent death of a professor and his wife. The two cases have an odd link. Violence and strong language. 2016.

I, Ripper
DB83757 11 hours 30 minutes
by Stephen Hunter
read by Jason Culp
This fictional reimagining takes place twenty-four years after the vicious killings of London prostitutes in 1888. A journalist, obsessed with the rampage, recounts the story using his own reports as well as the journal entries of the man known as Jack the Ripper. Violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Collecting the Dead
DB84617 10 hours 30 minutes
by Spencer Kope
read by P.J. Ochlan
Steps Craig is part of the elite three-man FBI Special Tracking Unit. Steps has a special ability—he can see the “essence” of a person, something he calls “shine,” on everything they’ve touched. On a murdered woman’s corpse, Steps recognizes the shine left at another crime scene with a physically similar victim. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Tess Monaghan, Books 9–12
DB83357 33 hours 45 minutes
by Laura Lippman
read by Jill Fox
Four more mysteries, written between 2006 and 2015, for Baltimore PI Tess Monaghan to solve. Includes No Good Deeds; Another Thing to Fall; The Girl in the Green Raincoat; and Hush, Hush in which Tess—now a mother—has a case involving filicide. Some violence and some strong language. 2015.

Bad Day for Pretty
DB84492 8 hours 41 minutes
by Sophie Littlefield
read by Kym Dakin
Stella Hardesty, avenger of wronged women, is getting cozy with Sheriff “Goat” Jones when a tornado blows none other than Goat’s scheming ex-wife, Brandy, through the front door. Adding to the chaos, the tornado destroys the snack shack at the demolition derby track, unearthing a woman’s body. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

Kurland St. Mary, Books 1–3
DB83918 29 hours 28 minutes
by Catherine Lloyd
read by Terry Donnelly
Three mysteries, written between 2013 and 2015, are set in Regency England and feature the sleuthing wounded army major Robert Kurland and his childhood friend Lucy Harrington, the rector’s daughter. Includes Death Comes to the Village, Death Comes to London, and Death Comes to Kurland Hall. 2015.

One Coffee With
DB84214 6 hours 41 minutes
by Margaret Maron
read by Gabriella Cavallero
First in the series featuring NYPD homicide detective Lieutenant Sigrid Harald. She investigates the poisoning of Vanderlyn College art department deputy-chairman Riley Quinn. The entire department had access to his tainted coffee—and all had a motive to want him dead. Some strong language. 1981.

The Company She Kept: A Joe Gunther Novel
DB84198 10 hours 43 minutes
by Archer Mayor
read by Jon Huffman
Vermont Bureau of Investigation’s Joe Gunther has a high-profile case. A state senator and good friend of the governor was murdered, the word “dyke” was carved on her chest, and she was hung from a cliff along the interstate. Some violence and some strong language. 2015.

87th Precinct, Books 5–6
DB84536 12 hours 52 minutes
by Ed McBain
read by Richard Davidson
Two cop procedurals, written in 1957 and 1958, in the series featuring the police of the 87th precinct. Includes Killer’s Choice and Killer’s Payoff, in which the detectives investigate the gangland-style murder of a known blackmailer. Strong language and some violence. 1958.

The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories
DB82766 55 hours 1 minute
edited by Otto Penzler
read by various narrators
Collection of eighty-three stories, pastiches, and parodies about Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson. Includes works by Leslie S. Klinger, Laurie R. King, Lyndsay Faye, Kenneth Millar, P.G. Wodehouse, Dorothy B. Hughes, Anne Perry, Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, James M. Barrie, O. Henry, and August Derleth. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Forty Thieves
DB83678 10 hours 1 minute
by Thomas Perry
read by Kurt Elftmann
A year after research scientist James Ballantine is discovered shot in a storm sewer, Ballantine’s company hires married PIs Sid and Ronnie Abel to solve the cold-case murder. Meanwhile, assassins Ed and Nicole Hoyt are contracted to prevent just that. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

Canaan, Vermont, Books 1–2
DB83940 17 hours 43 minutes
by Eric Rickstad
read by Jack Fox
Two mysteries set in remote Canaan, Vermont, written in 2014 and 2015. Includes The Silent Girls and Lie in Wait, in which detective Sonja Test’s first murder case is the savage killing of the teen babysitter for an attorney in a controversial gay-rights case. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Jackaby and Beastly Bones
DB83832 12 hours 45 minutes
by William Ritter
read by Teresa Willis
In Jackaby, Abigail Rook joins Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained, to work on a serial killer case in New England in 1892. When strange, beast-like attacks plague the area, Abigail and Jackaby hunt for the source in Beastly Bones. Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

DB83803 7 hours 26 minutes
by David Rosenfelt
read by Joe Wilson
New Jersey cop Doug Brock’s obsession with arresting criminal Nicholas Bennett continues even after Doug is suspended. Then Doug calls his former police partner Nate for backup—saying that Nicholas had been found—but Doug is shot before backup arrives. The injury wipes out Doug’s last decade of memory—leaving him to piece together what he had discovered. Violence. 2015.

DB84786 7 hours 20 minutes
by David Rosenfelt
read by Grover Gardner
Inmates help train the dogs for defense lawyer Andy Carpenter’s dog-rescue operation. But after one prisoner uses a dog to make an ingenious escape, and then the man who testified against him is found murdered, Andy finds himself with a new client and a new dog. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

No Shred of Evidence: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery
DB84299 11 hours 1 minute
by Charles Todd
read by Jon Pinnow
Cornwall, 1920. Four young women out in a rowboat attempt to save a man whose boat is sinking. A witness—who appears after the man’s boat is submerged—accuses them of trying to kill the man rather than save him. Scotland Yard’s Inspector Rutledge is sent to sort it out. 2016.

A Pattern of Lies
DB84124 11 hours 11 minutes
by Charles Todd
read by Abigail Maupin
Two years after an explosion in Philip Ashton’s gunpowder mill, rumors that it wasn’t an accident begin circulating. Battle nurse and amateur sleuth Bess Crawford, who is friends with Philip’s son, is visiting when Philip is arrested for the incident. Bess investigates the cold case. 2015.

Ask the Dark
DB84443 6 hours 41 minutes
by Henry Turner
read by Lincoln Hoppe
Former juvenile delinquent Billy Zeets notices the strange disappearances of teenage boys in his neighborhood. A high cash reward tempts him to start an investigation into the murders, but he also catches the notice of the serial killer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Journey to Munich
DB84293 9 hours 14 minutes
by Jacqueline Winspear
read by Jill Fox
Soon after Maisie Dobbs returns to London, she is approached by government agent MacFarlane to take an assignment. She is to travel to Nazi Germany to retrieve a British prisoner, while pretending to be his daughter. Meanwhile, the family she holds responsible for her husband’s death needs her help. 2016.

A Chill Rain in January
DB83687 7 hours 0 minutes
by L.R. Wright
read by Jeff Allin
Canadian police chief Karl Alberg investigates the disappearance of Ramona Orlitzki, a retirement-home resident with memory issues. Meanwhile, Zoe Strachan’s childhood secrets could destroy her carefully constructed life as the two women’s lives intersect. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 1990.

Occult and Horror

Lady Midnight: The Dark Artifices, Book 1
DB84241 26 hours 42 minutes
by Cassandra Clare
read by Emily Maixner
After the war that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion in the Mortal Instruments series, Shadowhunter Emma Carstairs searches for her parents’ killer. But LA’s escalating body count proves to be a more pressing problem. Violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Krewe of Hunters, Books 15–17
DB82879 28 hours 28 minutes
by Heather Graham
read by Eva Wilhelm
Books fifteen through seventeen. In these romantic supernatural thrillers, an elite FBI unit investigates crimes that involve the paranormal. Includes The Silenced, The Forgotten, and The Hidden. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Kill Switch
DB84365 17 hours 58 minutes
by Jonathan Maberry
read by Ray Porter
Joe Ledger and his team from the Department of Military Sciences are sent to investigate an incident at a secret base underground in Antarctica. They then uncover a plot to destroy the power grid and throw America into a new dark age. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Little Girls
DB84517 11 hours 39 minutes
by Ronald Malfi
read by Cynthia Farrell
Laurie moves back to her childhood home after her father’s suicide. Her husband and daughter love the house, but Laurie begins to hear things. And her daughter’s new best friend looks just like Laurie’s childhood playmate who died. Some violence and some strong language. 2015.

DB84446 9 hours 58 minutes
by Lisa Maxwell
read by Catherine Byers
Constantly uprooted by her erratic and terrified mother, Gwen longs for a normal life. But when she and her friend Olivia are kidnapped by creatures and end up in Neverland, Gwen realizes that there are reasons to be scared of fairytales. Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

The Ruby Circle
DB84737 10 hours 5 minutes
by Richelle Mead
read by various narrators
With their forbidden romance exposed, Sydney and Adrian face the wrath of both the Alchemists and the Moroi, as Sydney hunts down a former nemesis and Adrian discovers a secret about spirit magic. Sequel to Silver Shadows (DB79876). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

No One Gets Out Alive
DB84134 16 hours 34 minutes
by Adam Nevill
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Stephanie is looking for a cheap place to live and finds a room in a building managed by a creep named Knacker. The house is dirty and run-down, but, more disturbingly, Stephanie hears strange voices in the walls, pleading for help. Some violence and some strong language. 2014.

Ghostly: A Collection of Ghost Stories
DB84068 10 hours 9 minutes
edited by Audrey Niffenegger
read by Jack Fox
Sixteen stories collected by the author of The Time Traveler’s Wife (DB57102). Contributors range from masters of the classic ghost story like M.R. James and Edgar Allan Poe to modern practitioners of the creepy tale such as Kelly Link and Neil Gaiman. Some violence and some strong language. 2015.

A Love like Blood
DB84400 10 hours 32 minutes
by Marcus Sedgwick
read by Erik Sandvold
During World War II in Paris, soldier Charles Jackson comes across the shocking sight of a man drinking the blood of a young woman. Charles flees, but is tormented by the memory of that night. Seven years later, he sees the man once again. Violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Blue Lily, Lily Blue: The Raven Cycle, Book 3
DB84371 10 hours 5 minutes
by Maggie Stiefvater
read by Will Patton
When Blue’s mother, Maura, disappears, not everyone is as concerned as Blue, who believes she is in trouble. Meanwhile Ronan and Adam hone their magical skills, as they continue to search for the dead king of Glendower. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Hotel Ruby
DB84398 7 hours 55 minutes
by Suzanne Young
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
On the way to live with her grandmother after the death of her mother, seventeen-year-old Audrey, her brother Daniel, and their father happen upon the grand Hotel Ruby, a luxurious place filled with unusual guests, strange happenings, and little chance of ever leaving. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Political Themes

The 14th Colony
DB84105 15 hours 29 minutes
by Steve Berry
read by Scott Brick
Shot down over Siberia, former agent Cotton Malone is in a race against the clock that ultimately ends at the White House. What happens if both the president and vice-president-elect die before taking the oath of office? The answer is most likely total political chaos. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Beloved Enemy: A Jack McClure Novel
DB84730 11 hours 44 minutes
by Eric Van Lustbader
read by Peter Berkrot
After Jack McClure leaves a late-night meeting with Dennis Paull, the secretary of Homeland Security, Paull is found shot dead. With the CIA and FBI after him, McClure—devastated over his friend’s death—goes on the run. To learn who framed him, McClure must face his own beloved enemy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Psychological Themes

DB84435 10 hours 23 minutes
by L.S. Hilton
read by Emilia Fox
By day, Judith Rashleigh is a put-upon assistant at a prestigious London art house. By night, she’s a hostess at a notorious champagne bar. Then Judith is fired for uncovering a dark secret at the heart of the art world—destroying her honest efforts at a better life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Lake House
DB84000 17 hours 29 minutes
by Kate Morton
read by Kristin Allison
In 1930s Cornwall, the Edevane family are preparing for their annual midsummer ball, when baby Theo is kidnapped from his crib. Seventy years later, Detective Constable Sadie Sparrow stumbles upon the long-abandoned Edevane estate and digs into the cold case, with the help of Alice Edevane, Theo’s sister. 2015.

Beware That Girl
DB84346 9 hours 2 minutes
by Teresa Toten
read by Jorjeana Marie
When a scholarship girl and a wealthy classmate become friends, their bond is tested when a handsome young teacher separately influences them to further his less-than-admirable interests. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Religious Themes

DB84401 8 hours 18 minutes
by Beverly Lewis and David Lewis
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Melissa James gets a phone call that sends her running away from her life and her husband, Ryan. She tries to find a safe haven in the Amish country of rural Pennsylvania, but her past and troubles cannot be easily left behind. 2001.


Mackenzies and McBrides, Books 5–8
DB84220 47 hours 3 minutes
by Jennifer Ashley
read by various narrators
Four historical romances featuring Scottish heroes, written between 2012 and 2015. In The Seduction of Elliot McBride, a woman jilted at the altar turns to her first love. Also includes The Wicked Deeds of Daniel Mackenzie, Rules for a Proper Governess, and The Stolen Mackenzie Bride. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Lords of Worth, Books 1–3
DB83790 25 hours 50 minutes
by Kelly Bowen
read by Teresa Willis
Regency romance series written between 2014 and 2015. Includes I’ve Got My Duke to Keep Me Warm, A Good Rogue Is Hard to Find, and You’re the Earl That I Want, in which businessman Heath Hextall inherits an earldom and needs a wife. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

True Gentlemen Series, Books 1–3
DB84004 32 hours 31 minutes
by Grace Burrowes
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Three Regency romances, written between 2015 and 2016. Includes Tremaine’s True Love, Daniel’s True Desire, and Will’s True Wish, in which Will, an earl’s son, investigates a series of dognappings with the help of the bookish Lady Susannah. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

The Heir
DB84199 9 hours 11 minutes
by Kiera Cass
read by Jennifer Hubbard
After her parents had a successful match, in The Selection Series (DB79319), Princess Eadlyn, the heir to the throne, must go through her own Selection process. However, Eadlyn remains unenthusiastic about the prospect of having thirty-five strange boys vying for her attention. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Dukes Prefer Blondes
DB84423 11 hours 16 minutes
by Loretta Chase
read by Patricia Kilgarriff
London, 1835. Lady Clara Fairfax is tired of being pursued for her looks alone. She meets barrister Oliver “Raven” Radford as they both work to help a child in trouble. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

The Girl from Summer Hill
DB84362 11 hours 53 minutes
by Jude Deveraux
read by Emily Rankin
The theater group in Summer Hill, Virginia, is mounting a production of Pride and Prejudice, and local chef Casey Reddick gets talked into taking the role of Lizzie. She meets movie star Tate Donovan, the actor playing Darcy, and sparks fly. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Beatrice and Benedick
DB83689 17 hours 6 minutes
by Marina Fiorato
read by Laura Giannarelli
In Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing (DB51553), the Bard hints at a previous relationship between his leads. Here readers get an imagined version of that initial meeting, one year before the time of the play, and how their famous battle of wits began with a love affair. 2014.

All for You
DB83948 8 hours 47 minutes
by Laura Florand
read by Mare Trevathan
After Célie’s first crush Joss left to join the French Foreign Legion, she became a famous chocolatier in Paris. Now Joss is back and determined to win Célie’s heart again. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Last Wicked Scoundrel: A Scoundrels of St. James Novella
DB84257 4 hours 9 minutes
by Lorraine Heath
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
William Graves has a dark past, but is trying to redeem himself as a royal physician. He falls for Winnie, the widow of the Duke of Avendale, but she has her own demons to face. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Love That Split the World
DB84310 10 hours 26 minutes
by Emily Henry
read by Mare Trevathan
During the summer before college, Natalie is once again visited by an elderly apparition, missing from her life for almost three years, who tells her to save a boy. Her confusion ebbs when she meets Beau, who changes her life. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Tall, Dark, and Wicked
DB83848 10 hours 32 minutes
by Madeline Hunter
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Ives, the son of a duke, works as a barrister in Regency London. Padua Belvoir comes to him for help when her father is on trial for counterfeiting. Unfortunately, Ives is already serving for the prosecution, but he still wants Padua as his mistress. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Deal
DB84485 12 hours 56 minutes
by Elle Kennedy
read by Lorelei Avalon
College student Hannah Wells falls for the bad boy on campus but can’t find a way to get his attention. Hockey player Garrett Graham agrees to help Hannah get her crush if she tutors him. But sparks fly when they kiss. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Flowers from the Storm
DB84308 23 hours 18 minutes
by Laura Kinsale
read by Erik Sandvold
Once a brilliant mathematician (and a notorious rake), Christian, the Duke of Jervaulx, is thought to be dead. When Quaker Archimedea Timms sees him in an insane asylum, she is determined to help him come back to himself. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1992.

The Importance of Being Alice and A Midsummer Night’s Romp
DB84243 21 hours 8 minutes
by Katie MacAlister
read by Pilar Witherspoon
After Alice Wood’s wedding is called off in The Importance of Being Alice, she bunks with handsome stranger Baron Ainslie on her honeymoon cruise. Baron’s brother, Gunner, gets his chance at romance with a woman posing as a photojournalist in A Midsummer Night’s Romp. Descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2015.

The Rogue Not Taken
DB84309 13 hours 17 minutes
by Sarah MacLean
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Sophie, the youngest of the scandalous Talbot sisters, has never wanted society attention. But she gets noticed in a spectacular way after pushing a duke into a pond and fleeing, only to run into the notorious Marquess of Eversley. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Once a Rancher
DB84482 9 hours 54 minutes
by Linda Lael Miller
read by Erik Sandvold
Filmmaker Slater Carson is taking a break at his family’s ranch in Wyoming when he meets rebellious teen Ryder and his stepmother, Grace. Slater offers Ryder a job on the ranch, hoping it will give him a chance to get to know Grace. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2016.

Because of Miss Bridgerton
DB84399 8 hours 46 minutes
by Julia Quinn
read by Mare Trevathan
England, 1779. Billie Bridgerton grew up with the neighboring Rokesby brothers and knows she is expected to marry one of them someday—as long as it isn’t George, eldest and heir to the earldom. The two never get along, until they share a kiss. Some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2016.

The Winner’s Kiss: The Winner’s Trilogy, Book 3
DB84511 12 hours 12 minutes
by Marie Rutkoski
read by Justine Eyre
Tensions escalate between Valoria and the colony Herran, placing Kestrel and Arin on opposing sides—and secrets keep them apart. Kestrel, now a work-camp prisoner, plots an escape, and Arin readies Herran for war. Sequel to The Winner’s Crime (DB81073). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

All I Want
DB83936 9 hours 29 minutes
by Jill Shalvis
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Pilot Zoe Stone agrees to host her brother’s friend Parker at her home in Sunshine, Idaho. Parker is investigating suspected illegal big-game hunters and hires Zoe to fly him to collect evidence. Living and working together causes friction, turning to attraction. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Psy-Changeling Series, Books 1–4
DB83601 49 hours 16 minutes
by Nalini Singh
read by Theresa Conkin
Paranormal romances, written between 2006 and 2008, set in society divided between hot-blooded shapeshifting Changelings and the Psy, who have psychic abilities but are forbidden emotion. Includes Slave to Sensation, Visions of Heat, Caressed by Ice, and Mine to Possess. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Psy-Changeling Series, Books 5–8
DB83665 49 hours 37 minutes
by Nalini Singh
read by Theresa Conkin
Paranormal romances, written between 2008 and 2010, set in society divided between hot-blooded shapeshifting Changelings and the Psy, who have psychic abilities but are forbidden emotion. Includes Hostage to Pleasure, Branded by Fire, Blaze of Memory, and Bonds of Justice. Violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2010.

Redemption Bay and Evergreen Springs
DB83950 17 hours 15 minutes
by RaeAnne Thayne
read by Kristin Allison
Two contemporary romances set in the small town of Haven Point, Idaho. In Redemption Bay, McKenzie Shaw holds a grudge against Ben Kilpatrick, whose family closed their factory in Haven Point. Now Ben is back, looking to start over. Also includes Evergreen Springs, a holiday romance. 2015.

Swan Point
DB84424 10 hours 59 minutes
by Sherryl Woods
read by Catherine Byers
After leaving her cheating husband, Adelia Hernandez is trying to build a new life for herself in Serenity, South Carolina, with her four children. She meets Gabe Franklin, once the town black sheep. Gabe is back to make amends, but he doesn’t intend to settle down—until he meets Adelia. 2014.

Places No One Knows
DB84367 10 hours 12 minutes
by Brenna Yovanoff
read by various narrators
Waverly Camdenmar, an overachiever in every way, seems perfect. She runs every night to escape, until one night she dream-visits a boy she could never be with and is forced to decide what matters most to her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Science Fiction

Killing Titan: War Dogs, Book 2
DB84078 10 hours 29 minutes
by Greg Bear
read by Andy Pyle
After barely surviving his Mars tour, in War Dogs (DB81096), Michael Venn returns to further his investigation of the Drifters. Another front in the war, however, leads his team to travel to Saturn’s Titan moon. New truths about the Drifters hide there. Violence and strong language. 2015.

Trail of the Dead
DB84093 8 hours 46 minutes
by Joseph Bruchac
read by Mary Kane
Lozen and her family, finally free from the tyrants in Killer of Enemies (DB78176), embark on a journey once taken by her Native American ancestors. Together they face the monsters and hidden dangers that await them. Violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

The Blackcoat Rebellion Series, Books 1–3
DB83629 23 hours 34 minutes
by Aimée Carter
read by Mary Kane
Books one through three, written between 2013 and 2015, featuring a near-future America that uses a test to determine a citizen’s place in society. Includes Pawn, Captive, and Queen. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

The City of Mirrors
DB84503 29 hours 32 minutes
by Justin Cronin
read by Scott Brick
Nearly a century after a virus decimated humanity, people have begun tearing down the walls and returning to normal life. But there is one viral left, Patient Zero, plotting a final attack. Sequel to The Twelve (DB75590). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Frozen: Heart of Dread, Book 1
DB84361 7 hours 53 minutes
by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston
read by various narrators
More than a century after a catastrophic disaster wiped out most of humanity, sixteen-year-old Nat yields to the voice in her head that urges her to embark on a dangerous journey across a poisoned sea to the mythical land, the Blue. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick, Volumes 3 and 4
DB83107 43 hours 21 minutes
by Philip K. Dick
read by Gary Telles
The third and fourth volumes in a series gathering all of award-winning science fiction author Philip K. Dick’s short stories. Volume three, consisting of twenty-four stories, includes “Foster, You’re Dead.” Volume four contains eighteen stories, including “The Minority Report” (the inspiration for the movie with the same name). Sequel to The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick, Vol. 1–2 (DB83036). Some violence. 1987.

The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection
DB82427 43 hours 4 minutes
edited by Gardner Dozois
read by Kurt Elftmann
In this year-end retrospective, award-winning author and editor Gardner Dozois gathers twenty-nine short pieces of science fiction originally published during 2012. Authors include: Elizabeth Bear, Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Hannu Rajaniemi, Carrie Vaughn, and Lavie Tidhar. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2012.

Interworld Trilogy
DB83611 16 hours 19 minutes
by Neil Gaiman and others
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Trilogy, written between 2007 and 2015, featuring the adventures of Joey Harker, a multidimensional traveler. In Interworld, Joey joins a team of different versions of himself. They hope to stop evil forces plotting to destroy the Multiverse. Includes The Silver Dream and Eternity’s Wheel. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

The Regional Office Is under Attack!
DB84352 10 hours 48 minutes
by Manuel Gonzales
read by various narrators
The headquarters of a secretive superhero organization is attacked by its own rogue operatives. Rose is the skilled assassin who leads the attackers, while Sarah does her best to defend the office as her colleagues die around her. Flashbacks show how both women got where they are. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Star Wars: Bloodline
DB84623 12 hours 17 minutes
by Claudia Gray
read by January LaVoy
Prequel set six years before the events of the film Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Princess Leia Organa serves in the Galactic Senate of the New Republic, dealing with threats both internal and external to the fragile new democracy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2015
DB83919 15 hours 35 minutes
edited by Joe Hill
read by L.J. Ganser
Twenty stories, selected by editor Hill as the best published in 2015. Contributors include Neil Gaiman, Kelly Link, Seanan McGuire, and Sofia Samatar. In Cat Rambo’s “Tortoiseshell Cats Are Not Refundable,” a widower clones his dead wife. Strong language and some violence. 2015.

The Best of Nancy Kress
DB83938 23 hours 51 minutes
by Nancy Kress
read by Erin Jones
A collection of twenty-one stories by the award-winning science fiction and fantasy author. Kress is known especially for her hard science fiction and complex characters. Includes “Out of All Them Bright Stars,” “Beggars in Spain,” and “The Flowers of Aulit Prison.” Some violence and some strong language. 2015.

Luna: New Moon
DB83607 14 hours 24 minutes
by Ian McDonald
read by Kristin Allison
Amidst the harshness of life on the Moon, where even basic necessities like air have a cost, corporate warfare rages. The five children of the aging Adriana Corta find they must defend their family’s future from those who would crush it. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Sudden Appearance of Hope
DB84497 16 hours 33 minutes
by Claire North
read by Gillian Burke
At the age of sixteen, Hope Arden notices that people have started forgetting her the moment she is out of sight. Her affliction makes it impossible to maintain relationships or a job, so she makes the best of the situation by becoming a successful thief. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Version Control
DB84741 18 hours 54 minutes
by Dexter Palmer
read by January LaVoy
Rebecca is disquieted by a constant sense that the small details of life are not quite what they should be. Meanwhile, her husband’s work on his time machine has made him a laughingstock. Success may be closer than either of them can imagine, however. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

DB83533 8 hours 4 minutes
by Kit Reed
read by Don Feldheim
David and Merrill, who live in a small coastal town, are attempting to revive their relationship. A visiting developer makes an early-morning appointment with David outside town but never appears. Meanwhile, everyone in the town vanishes, including Merrill and her young son. Strong language. 2015.

The Elysium Cycle, Books 1–4
DB83167 70 hours 5 minutes
by Joan Slonczewski
read by various narrators
The entire series, published from 1986 to 2000, concerns unusual civilizations existing within the same universe: societies of only women, only children, immortals, and even microbes. Includes A Door into Ocean, Daughter of Elysium, The Children Star, and Brain Plague. Some violence. Campbell Memorial Award. 2000.

The Ark: Children of a Dead Earth, Book One
DB84486 11 hours 9 minutes
by Patrick S. Tomlinson
read by Mirron Willis
The Earth is dying, and humanity has taken refuge on a huge generation ship known as the Ark. As they make their final approach to their new home planet, a crewman disappears. Chief of Security Bryan Benson investigates, exposing a web of secrets. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

DB84070 13 hours 45 minutes
by Catherynne M. Valente
read by Jill Fox
In an alternate history in which talking pictures are the latest innovation, but humanity travels to other planets, Severin Unck is a director of documentaries. She disappears while shooting a film about a lost colony on the planet Venus. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Last Star
DB84425 9 hours 17 minutes
by Rick Yancey
read by various narrators
Cassie has been betrayed; so have Ringer, Zombie, and Nugget—and all 7.5 billion people who used to live on our planet. The remaining survivors need to decide if humanity is worth saving. Sequel to The Infinite Sea (DB79945). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

The Treatment
DB83850 9 hours 54 minutes
by Suzanne Young
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Working with rebels to bring down the Program, a suicide prevention treatment in which painful memories are erased, Sloane and James consider taking the Treatment—a pill that can bring back forgotten memories—to unlock their past. Sequel to The Program (DB77838). Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Short Stories

The Wonder Garden
DB83633 10 hours 2 minutes
by Lauren Acampora
read by Anne Hancock
A series of linked stories that examines the myriad lives of a suburban town. Each vignette explores the flaws of the townsfolk, what happens behind drawn blinds, the creeping truths the people try to distract themselves from, and the dreams they quietly hold close. 2015.

The Musical Brain: And Other Stories
DB84316 10 hours 34 minutes
by César Aira
read by Luis Moreno
Twenty stories from an Argentinian known for his bizarre short fiction. “A Thousand Drops” has the paint droplets that make up the Mona Lisa deciding to leave the painting. The stories were translated from the original Spanish of the 2013 collection. 2015.

Mothers, Tell Your Daughters: Stories
DB83837 8 hours 55 minutes
by Bonnie Jo Campbell
read by J. Michael McCullough
All sixteen of the stories in this collection feature mothers and daughters as the protagonists. An abused woman seeks revenge on her bedridden husband. A young bride thinks a dog may actually be her dead ex-boyfriend. Strong language. 2015.

Taking Aim: Power and Pain, Teens and Guns
DB83772 6 hours 57 minutes
edited by Michael Cart
read by Nick DePinto
A collection of stories about gun culture by notable YA authors. In Francesca Lia Block’s “The Dragon,” the elementary class of a teacher who locks up her classroom gun is invaded by a mentally disturbed and armed young man. Strong language and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

In Another Country: Selected Stories
DB83555 9 hours 36 minutes
by David Constantine
read by David Hartley-Margolin
A collection of seventeen short stories spanning thirty years and focusing on people caught in moments of defiance. An elderly couple’s marriage is shaken, a couple travels to a hidden cavern, and a corporate executive loses both his soul and his ability to weep. Some descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Pier Falls: And Other Stories
DB84431 9 hours 8 minutes
by Mark Haddon
read by various narrators
Nine stories from the author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (DB56893). Using settings as diverse as Ancient Greece, the Victorian era, and outer space, he explores themes including finding connection in the face of despair. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Essential W.P. Kinsella
DB83923 15 hours 22 minutes
by W.P. Kinsella
read by Robert Sams
Thirty-one stories spanning the career of Kinsella, best known for his humorous baseball stories. Stories range from the fantastical to the mundane, with baseball certainly well represented. Includes “Shoeless Joe Comes to Iowa,” the basis of the film Field of Dreams. Some strong language. 2015.

DB84624 0 hours 48 minutes
by Olen Steinhauer
read by Jacob York
The short story begins when Tom—a down-on-his-luck graduate caring for his sick mother—reconnects with his awkward friend Jerry. Over the next months the two young men strategize Jerry’s seemingly innocuous plan to become a supervillain, in the spirit of Bond greats like Blofeld. Surprisingly, the plan works. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Spies and Espionage

The Hidden Man
DB84366 9 hours 30 minutes
by Charles Cumming
read by James Langton
Ex-master spy Christopher Keen is murdered in cold blood. Though they hadn’t seen their father for over twenty years, his sons are now drawn into the legacy of his life as a spy as they set out to discover the truth and avenge their father’s death. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2003.

From Russia with Love
DB83861 8 hours 22 minutes
by Ian Fleming
read by David Hartley-Margolin
British Secret Agent 007 is marked for extermination by SMERSH, the insidious Soviet department of murder. The Orient Express is the setting and a beautiful woman the lure. Explicit descriptions of sex and some violence. 1957.

Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Enigma
DB84632 14 hours 55 minutes
by Eric Van Lustbader
read by Holter Graham
On the eve of Russian general Boris Karpov’s wedding, Jason Bourne receives an enigmatic message from him. Karpov has betrayed his sovereign to warn Bourne of a crippling disaster about to be visited on the world. Bourne has only four days to discover the nature of the disaster and stop it. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.


DB84385 6 hours 11 minutes
by Michael Harmon
read by Jon Huffman
Brett “Stick” Patterson, a star football player who’s become disenchanted with the game, suddenly quits and becomes friends with Preston, a nerdy kid who fights crime by night. Strong language and some violence. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2015.


Don’t Look Back
DB83949 10 hours 6 minutes
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
read by Gabriella Cavallero
After seventeen-year-old Sam and her best friend, Cassie, disappear, the authorities are surprised to find Sam by the side of the road, suffering from amnesia. But her not remembering may be the only thing keeping Cassie alive. Strong language and descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Far from True: A Promise Falls Novel
DB84294 13 hours 1 minute
by Linwood Barclay
read by Alec Volz
As Detective Barry Duckworth continues to puzzle over murders committed in Broken Promise (DB82486), someone demolishes Promise Falls’s drive-in screen during a movie, resulting in fatalities. Then PI Cal Weaver discovers a ransacked secret sex room in the home of one of the theater victims. Strong language and some violence. 2016.

All In
DB84081 8 hours 8 minutes
by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
read by Mare Trevathan
Cassie and the other teen criminal profilers from Killer Instinct (DB80257) are drawn into a grisly murder investigation in Las Vegas. This case is tricky for the team: the serial killer constantly changes his methods. Violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Lucy Kincaid, Books 9–10
DB83573 25 hours 12 minutes
by Allison Brennan
read by Mary Kane
Two novels featuring newly minted FBI agent Lucy Kincaid, stationed in San Antonio, Texas. In Best Laid Plans, Lucy investigates the poisoning death of a congresswoman’s husband. In No Good Deed, she goes after corrupt DEA agent Nicole Rollins, who escaped custody. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Ex
DB83818 9 hours 12 minutes
by Alafair Burke
read by Elisabeth Rodgers
Olivia Randall is one of New York City’s best criminal defense lawyers. When she hears that her former fiancé, Jack Harris, has been arrested for a triple homicide—and that one of the victims was connected to his wife’s murder—there is no doubt in Olivia’s mind that Jack is innocent. But who would go to such great lengths to frame him? Strong language. 2016.

Fool Me Once
DB84266 9 hours 40 minutes
by Harlan Coben
read by Stephen Van Doren
Maya Burkett, a former army captain who suffers from PTSD, has just buried her murdered husband when she sees him on her nanny cam. Meanwhile, she investigates why her sister—who worked for Maya’s husband—was shot down four months earlier with the same gun. Strong language and some violence. Bestseller. 2016.

Liam Mulligan, Books 2–4
DB83597 24 hours 44 minutes
by Bruce DeSilva
read by Gregory Gorton
Three novels, written between 2012 and 2015, feature Rhode Island investigative reporter Liam Mulligan, who works for the dying newspaper The Providence Dispatch. Includes Cliff Walk, Providence Rag, and A Scourge of Vipers, in which Mulligan’s dangerous rogue investigation may be his last. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2015.

Numero Zero
DB83829 4 hours 46 minutes
by Umberto Eco
read by David Hartley-Margolin
In 1992 Milan, Colonna has been eking out a living as a ghostwriter, when he is hired by a shady editor fond of conspiracy theories. His job is to help create a fake newspaper to be used to blackmail some of Italy’s powerful elite. Translated from Italian. Some strong language. 2015.

John Rain, Books 1–5
DB83843 50 hours 17 minutes
by Barry Eisler
read by John Haag
First five novels, written between 2002 and 2006, featuring Japanese American international assassin John Rain. Includes A Clean Kill in Tokyo, A Lonely Resurrection, Winner Take All, Redemption Games, and Extremis, in which Rain’s appearance puts his estranged family in danger. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2006.

John Rain, Books 7–8
DB83857 21 hours 11 minutes
by Barry Eisler
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Following Requiem for an Assassin (DB73435), two novels, written between 2011 and 2014, continue the series featuring Japanese American international assassin John Rain. Includes The Detachment and Graveyard of Memories, in which Rain must make a terrible choice involving work and love. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

She’s Not There
DB84119 12 hours 3 minutes
by Joy Fielding
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Fifteen years ago, while vacationing in Baja, Mexico, Caroline’s toddler daughter Samantha was kidnapped from their hotel room while Caroline and her husband dined with friends in the hotel. Now divorced, Caroline is in disbelief when a teen calls her, claiming she might be Samantha. Strong language. 2016.

Guilty Minds
DB84776 9 hours 41 minutes
by Joseph Finder
read by Holter Graham
Private intelligence operative Nick Heller has just forty-eight hours when he is hired to disprove a career-destroying story about the chief justice of the Supreme Court. But when the call girl involved is found murdered, the case takes a dangerous turn. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Goodbye to the Dead: A Jonathan Stride Novel
DB84132 12 hours 5 minutes
by Brian Freeman
read by Stephen Van Doren
Nine years ago, Janine Snow, a friend of detective Jonathan Stride’s wife Cindy, was charged with killing her husband. Now Jonathan is a widower and living with fellow detective Serena Dial, when the missing gun from that Snow murder finally surfaces in another shooting. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Zero Day
DB84039 11 hours 5 minutes
by Jan Gangsei
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
Eight years after being kidnapped from the Governor’s Mansion in Virginia, Addie Webster resurfaces to take her place by her family’s side in the White House. Eventually, everyone suspects she is hiding something, including her friend Darrow. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Find Her
DB83828 13 hours 31 minutes
by Lisa Gardner
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Kidnapped Flora Dane quickly escapes—by burning her abductor to death. Boston police detective D.D. Warren is alarmed to learn that Flora was also abducted seven years before, spent over a year in captivity, and has been learning survival skills and putting herself in danger ever since. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2016.

False Positive
DB84370 9 hours 27 minutes
by Andrew Grant
read by Jon Lindstrom
Alabama detectives Cooper Devereaux and Jan Loflin investigate the disappearance of a seven-year-old boy from his home in the Birmingham suburbs. But the more Devereaux digs into the missing child’s background, the more he discovers about his own, eventually shaking loose a series of harrowing truths. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Redemption Road
DB84341 15 hours 19 minutes
by John Hart
read by Scott Shepherd
An armed boy waits for the man who killed his mother. A troubled detective confronts her past in the aftermath of a brutal shooting. After thirteen years in prison, a good cop walks free as, deep in the forest, on the altar of an abandoned church, a body cools. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Crooked House
DB84374 11 hours 8 minutes
by Christobel Kent
read by Rachel Atkins
Esme lived in a dilapidated house with her parents and three siblings. One night something unspeakable happened in the house. Esme—the only survivor—moved away and changed her name to Alison. But now her boyfriend has invited her to a wedding in her old hometown. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Watcher in the Wall
DB84099 11 hours 51 minutes
by Owen Laukkanen
read by Richard Davidson
After a classmate of agent Kirk Stevens’s daughter kills himself, Kirk and agent Carla Windermere learn that someone the boy met in an online suicide forum groomed him and made him record the act. They race to identify the predator before more teens die. Violence and strong language. 2016.

The Passenger
DB84059 7 hours 46 minutes
by Lisa Lutz
read by Gabra Zackman
Although her husband’s death was an accident, Tanya Dubois—knowing her identity won’t hold up under close scrutiny—flees. On the run and burning through other identities, she is drawn back to her hometown and the reason her life fell apart. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

The Night the Rich Men Burned
DB84348 11 hours 51 minutes
by Malcolm Mackay
read by Angus King
Oliver Peterkinney and Alex Glass—friends from Glasgow’s desperate fringes—become involved in one of the city’s most dangerous trades: debt collection. Before long, when those at the top make deadly attempts to outmaneuver one another, Peterkinney and Glass find themselves at the very center of the conflict. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

What She Knew
DB83831 12 hours 34 minutes
by Gilly Macmillan
read by Erin Jones
When Rachel Jenner’s eight-year-old son, Ben, runs ahead on their regular walk through the park, he disappears. After Ben’s discarded clothing and his injured dog are found, Rachel’s life—as well as the lives of her ex-husband, her sister, and the police assigned the case—falls apart. Strong language. 2015.

Rain Dogs: A Detective Sean Duffy Novel
DB84120 8 hours 58 minutes
by Adrian McKinty
read by Jack Fox
Detective Inspector Sean Duffy investigates the supposed suicide of reporter Lily Bigelow, who was in Carrickfergus covering a group of visiting Finnish businessmen when she jumped from a castle. But it is soon clear to Duffy that this is yet another locked-room murder to solve. Violence and strong language. 2016.

The House of Secrets
DB84347 10 hours 16 minutes
by Brad Meltzer and Tod Goldberg
read by various narrators
When Hazel wakes up in the hospital remembering nothing, she’s told she’s been in a car accident that killed her father. Then an FBI agent asks about her dad’s connection to a man who was found dead with a priceless book that belonged to Benedict Arnold stuffed into his chest. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Zoo 2
DB84698 3 hours 22 minutes
by James Patterson and Max DiLallo
read by Jay Snyder
The events in Zoo (DB75614) were just the beginning. The planet is still under violent siege by ferocious animals. Humans are their desperate prey. Except some humans are evolving and mutating into a savage species that could save civilization—or end it. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Tom Clancy’s Power Plays: Zero Hour and Wild Card
DB84009 18 hours 27 minutes
by Jerome Preisler
read by Jason Culp
Books seven and eight in the series, published in 2003 and 2004. In Zero Hour, artificial sapphire manufacturing is a front for a Pakistani terrorist’s deadly plans. In Wild Card, Pete Nimec investigates suspicious activity on an exclusive island resort. Sequel to Tom Clancy’s Power Plays: Cutting Edge (DB55331). Violence. 2004.

Above the Waterfall
DB84096 5 hours 11 minutes
by Ron Rash
read by Brit Herring
Three weeks before Les’s retirement as county sheriff, the crystal meth problem in his county turns into a situation he cannot ignore. At the same time, he and his lover—the local park ranger—must investigate the poisoning of a trout stream. Some violence and some strong language. 2015.

Noble Chase
DB84487 8 hours 16 minutes
by Michael Rudolph
read by Mark Deakins
After being thrilled at winning a hundred-million-dollar judgment for a U.S. division of C.K. Leung’s Chinese conglomerate, young attorney Beth Swahn realizes that the president of the division has absconded to the Caribbean with his banker girlfriend and seventy million dollars of the judgment money. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

American Blood
DB84344 9 hours 50 minutes
by Ben Sanders
read by George Newbern
After a botched undercover operation, ex-NYPD officer Marshall Grade is living in witness protection in Santa Fe. Although the mob wants him dead and a contract killer has been hired to track him down, Marshall is investigating the disappearance of a local woman named Alyce Ray. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

All Is Not Forgotten
DB84501 11 hours 31 minutes
by Wendy Walker
read by Dylan Baker
Jenny Kramer is given a controversial drug to medically erase her memory of a violent assault. But as Jenny heals from her physical wounds, she struggles with her raging emotional memory, her father becomes obsessed with finding her attacker, and her mother pretends nothing happened. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Family Jewels
DB84345 6 hours 49 minutes
by Stuart Woods
read by Tony Roberts
Stone Barrington’s newest client—a wealthy, poised lady—first needs Stone’s help discouraging a tenacious gentleman, and again when she becomes involved in two lethal crimes. Probing deep into his client’s life, Stone discovers that the heart of the mystery may be a famous missing piece of history. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

War Stories

Mister Roberts
DB83781 7 hours 12 minutes
by Thomas Heggen
read by Ryan Dalusung
As a lieutenant on the cargo ship USS Reluctant during World War II, all Doug Roberts wants to do is get to where the real war is going on. Instead he is stuck on a ship with a tyrant for a captain, and the biggest enemy is boredom. Some strong language. 1946.


Byrnes Family Ranch, Books 1–4
DB83493 34 hours 52 minutes
by Dusty Richards
read by Jack Fox
The first four books in the series, published between 2009 and 2013. In Texas Blood Feud, a feud erupts over hanged horse thieves. In Between Hell and Texas, Chet sets off for new territory with a broken heart. Also includes Blood on the Verde River and Brothers in Blood. Strong language and some violence. 2013.

A Hanging at Cinder Bottom
DB83685 10 hours 25 minutes
by Glenn Taylor
read by Patrick Downer
On a rainy morning in 1910, the townspeople gather in Cinder Bottom to witness the first public hanging in over a decade. Abe Baach fled town seven years ago under suspicion of murder and has returned only to find his brother also dead. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Adult Nonfiction


The Trip: Andy Warhol’s Plastic Fantastic Cross-Country Adventure
DB83356 8 hours 48 minutes
by Deborah Davis
read by Kristin Allison
Profile of artist Andy Warhol (1928–1987) and an account of the road trip he took from New York to California. Describes artistic and business influences of Warhol, his personal relationships, and the works he accomplished. Argues that this trip was a pivotal point in his career progression. 2015.

Raising the Barre: Big Dreams, False Starts, and My Midlife Quest to Dance The Nutcracker
DB83932 8 hours 46 minutes
by Lauren Kessler
read by Nicola Daval
As a little girl, the author fell in love with ballet through The Nutcracker. She stopped dancing when told she had the wrong body for a ballerina, becoming a journalist and author. Several decades and children later, she is determined to finally perform The Nutcracker with her local dance company. 2015.

The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels, and the History of American Comedy
DB83644 15 hours 48 minutes
by Kliph Nesteroff
read by Chuck Young
A former stand-up comic and comedy historian looks at a century of American comedy, from vaudeville to podcasts. Employing archival research and over two hundred interviews, the author mixes biographical information about many of comedy’s greats with an examination of the evolution of comedy. Some strong language. 2015.

Famous Works of Art—and How They Got That Way
DB83821 16 hours 41 minutes
by John B. Nici
read by Terry Donnelly
Art historian identifies twenty works of art, ranging from ancient to contemporary, and explains why the pieces became famous. Includes the Great Sphinx and the Tomb of Tutankhamun from Egypt, the Elgin Marbles from Greece, the Mona Lisa from Italy, and American Gothic and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial from the United States. 2015.

Mysteries of the Mall: And Other Essays
DB83894 10 hours 30 minutes
by Witold Rybczynski
read by Robert Sams
Thirty-four essays, some previously published, on urban development from the author of One Good Turn (DB52791). Topics include malls, businessmen who helped spur urban and suburban sprawl, landscape architecture, the popularity of certain architectural styles, legendary architects and urban planners, and iconic buildings, among others. 2015.


Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars
DB84440 9 hours 48 minutes
by Nathalia Holt
read by Erin Bennett
Biologist profiles the women who contributed to the development of the United States’ space program, particularly the human computers, in the 1940s and 1950s. Uses interviews with living members of the team to depict life in science before the use of digital computing. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space
DB84102 7 hours 32 minutes
by Janna Levin
read by Janna Levin
Astrophysicist chronicles the efforts of scientists to prove the existence of gravitational waves, first predicted by Albert Einstein in 1916 and discovered in 2015 by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory. Focuses on the work of Rai Weiss, Kip Thorne, Ron Drever, and the team they built. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.


Hillary Rodham Clinton: A Woman Living History
DB84146 9 hours 41 minutes
by Karen Blumenthal
read by Eva Wilhelm
Overview of the life of Hillary Rodham Clinton. Discusses her childhood in Illinois, her college and law school years, her life as First Lady, her time as a New York senator and US secretary of state, and her aspiration to become the first woman president. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Fast Girl: A Life Spent Running from Madness
DB83922 7 hours 17 minutes
by Suzy Favor Hamilton
read by Suzanne Toren
When the author’s career as a competitive runner and Olympian came to an end, she grew depressed. A trip to Las Vegas with her husband and the shared experience of seeing a prostitute led her to start working as an escort. Descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2015.

Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen
DB84789 4 hours 2 minutes
by Jazz Jennings
read by Jazz Jennings
Teen activist Jazz Jennings discusses her very public transgender journey in an effort to inspire people to accept the differences in others while they embrace their own truths. Commercial audiobook. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2016.

Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter
DB83946 10 hours 3 minutes
by Kate Clifford Larson
read by Jill Ferris
Historian profiles the little-known older sister of President John F. Kennedy, whose intellectual disabilities were kept secret. Using diaries and correspondence, school and doctors’ letters, and family interviews, details the care Rosemary received and the decision to lobotomize her at age twenty-three. Bestseller. 2015.

Ashley’s War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield
DB83322 9 hours 58 minutes
by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
read by Mary Kane
The author of The Dressmaker of Khair Khana (DB73665) profiles a team of American women who served alongside Special Operations soldiers in Afghanistan. The pilot program, called Cultural Support Teams, was formed in the hope that women could access places and people other teams could not. Some violence. 2015.

Dear Mr. You
DB83645 6 hours 5 minutes
by Mary-Louise Parker
read by Celeste Lawson
Actress Mary-Louise Parker examines her relationships with the men who have impacted her life by writing them letters. A memoir emerges from these letters to family, friends, mentors, former lovers, and strangers as she muses on the lessons they taught her. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Blindness and Physical Disabilities

Campbell’s Rambles: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life
DB83921 6 hours 16 minutes
by Patty L. Fletcher
read by Suzanne Toren
A woman recounts her experiences working with a guide dog after using a cane for thirty-one years. Describes the training process, finding a connection with her dog, and the impact on her life after returning home from training. Discusses the effect of her increased independence on personal relationships. 2014.

Business and Economics

The Storyteller’s Secret: From TED Speakers to Business Legends, Why Some Ideas Catch On and Others Don’t
DB84509 8 hours 17 minutes
by Carmine Gallo
read by Carmine Gallo
Examination of storytelling techniques that succeed in business and leadership environments. Highlights fifty TED Talk presenters, entrepreneurs, and iconic speakers from the past, including Richard Branson, Elon Musk, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Malala Yousafzai, and others to illustrate ways to craft powerful narratives. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Freedom’s Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in World War II
DB83788 16 hours 57 minutes
by Arthur Herman
read by Alec Volz
Dual profile of General Motors executive William “Big Bill” Knudsen and shipbuilder Henry J. Kaiser and their efforts in the militarization of industrial businesses during World War II. Describes their partnership, the benefits and costs of high productivity, and their lasting legacy. 2012.

We Are Market Basket: The Story of the Unlikely Grassroots Movement That Saved a Beloved Business
DB83333 7 hours 44 minutes
by Daniel Korschun and Grant Welker
read by Anne Hancock
Marketing professor Korschun and journalist Welker examine the case of Market Basket, a family-owned regional grocery store in the Northeast, and the power plays between executives which resulted in a 2013 community-supported worker strike that demanded the return of the ousted CEO. 2015.

Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble
DB84444 9 hours 19 minutes
by Dan Lyons
read by Dan Lyons
Journalist recounts his experience working for a start-up tech company after being laid off from his longtime magazine position at the age of fifty. Discusses start-up culture, generational differences—he was twice the age of the average employee at his company—venture capitalism, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Smart Money Smart Kids: Raising the Next Generation to Win with Money
DB84267 8 hours 4 minutes
by Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze
read by Jake Williams
Author of The Total Money Makeover (DB59965) and his daughter present advice for parents on teaching financial literacy to their children and developing healthy financial habits. Discuss working, spending, saving, giving, avoiding debt, paying for college, and dealing with discontentment. 2014.

Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few
DB83849 7 hours 30 minutes
by Robert B. Reich
read by Gregory Maupin
Former secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton examines the history of capitalism in the United States and the ways it has shifted in the last eighty years to most benefit only a small percentage of the population. Discusses the role of government in a capitalist society. 2015.


Social Networking
DB84152 3 hours 4 minutes
edited by Daniel Gaetán-Beltrán
read by Marsha Rehns
Explores issues related to social media in the life of teens. Highlights the many upsides, but also addresses the hidden dangers and the challenges, such as hindering the ability to socialize in real life. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2015.

The Internet of Us: Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data
DB84364 6 hours 34 minutes
by Michael P. Lynch
read by Dan Woren
Philosophy professor considers the question of reliance on technology and what it might mean for the development and use of critical thought processes in humans. Discusses the implications of underdeveloped critical-thinking skills when one is faced with con artists and other entities with manipulative agendas. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Windows 10: The Missing Manual
DB83406 29 hours 33 minutes
by David Pogue
read by various narrators
Guidebook to using the Windows 10 computer operating system, which was released in 2015. Topics include what is found on the desktop, programs, accessing the Internet, the use of hardware and peripherals, maintaining your computer, and setup and use of a network. Addresses accessibility in the “Settings and Control Panel” chapter. 2015.


The One-Page Financial Plan: A Simple Way to Be Smart about Your Money
DB84311 4 hours 39 minutes
by Carl Richards
read by Bill Wallace
Financial planner and New York Times columnist presents a guide for organizing and planning personal finances, with an emphasis on prioritizing goals and minimizing emotion, particularly anxiety, when making decisions. Discusses goal setting, spending and saving, budgeting, investing, insurance, borrowing, strategizing, and hiring a financial planner. 2015.


My Paris Market Cookbook: A Culinary Tour of French Flavors and Seasonal Recipes
DB84201 5 hours 38 minutes
by Emily Dilling
read by Kerry Dukin
American expatriate in Paris expands on her blog, Paris Paysanne, and shares the culture of local farmers markets around her, offering recipes arranged according to when ingredients are in season. Discusses the farmers she usually sources her foods from and provides tips on understanding food seasonality. 2015.

Best Food Writing 2013
DB83682 16 hours 46 minutes
edited by Holly Hughes
read by Dan Crane
A collection of forty-nine previously published essays covering the broad topics of “The Way We Eat Now,” “A Critical Palate,” “Farm to Table,” “The Meat of the Matter,” “Home Cooking,” “To Be a Chef,” and “Personal Tastes.” Includes essays from Michael Pollan, J. Kenji López-Alt, and Gabrielle Hamilton. 2013.

The Dehydrator Bible
DB82948 18 hours 6 minutes
by Jennifer MacKenzie and others
read by Marsha Rehns
Home economist MacKenzie, chef Jay Nutt, and engineer Don Mercer provide guidance on preparing foods for dehydration. They also discuss common problems and troubleshooting techniques, and provide instructions for drying herbs and seasonings, fruit, vegetables, grains, and meats. Includes recipes for complex dehydrated products and using dehydrated foods. 2009.

32 Yolks: From My Mother’s Table to Working the Line
DB84788 7 hours 28 minutes
by Eric Ripert
read by Peter Ganim
Chef and television personality recounts growing up in southern France and his early years in the food industry in Paris. Discusses familial influences, the death of his father when he was eleven, mentoring by a locally famous chef, and the development of his palate. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.


The Other Side: A Memoir
DB83897 4 hours 54 minutes
by Lacy M. Johnson
read by Celeste Lawson
Poet’s memoir of the events before, during, and after the night she was kidnapped, raped, and told she would be killed by an older ex-boyfriend. Relates her escape and efforts to recover. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

A Burglar’s Guide to the City
DB84491 7 hours 57 minutes
by Geoff Manaugh
read by Scott Aiello
Architecture blogger examines the structure of buildings through the lens of a potential burglary. Discusses city building codes and fire codes and the information they can provide; special features, including elevators, vaults, and panic rooms; and city infrastructure. Features information from security specialists such as FBI agents. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Job: True Tales from the Life of a New York City Cop
DB84438 9 hours 24 minutes
by Steve Osborne
read by Steve Osborne
A twenty-year NYPD street cop relates his experiences from his days as a rookie cop to his time spent patrolling in the Anti-Crime Unit—and his visceral, harrowing recollections of working during 9/11. His narrative captures both the absurdity of police work and the bravery of those who do it. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.


The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College
DB83479 12 hours 28 minutes
by Harlan Cohen
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Guide to making the most of your college experience, from dealing with strange roommates to finding new friends. Includes tips for achieving academic success and becoming involved in campus activities and organizations. Also provides guidance for relationships, sex, and keeping yourself safe. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

The Prize: Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools?
DB84200 9 hours 44 minutes
by Dale Russakoff
read by Kerry Dukin
A Washington Post reporter details the efforts of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Newark mayor Cory Booker, and New Jersey governor Chris Christie to reform the struggling Newark school system. Their plan, which focused on charter schools, soon ran into difficulties. Some strong language. 2015.


Mother, Can You Not?
DB84368 3 hours 45 minutes
by Kate Siegel
read by various narrators
Essay collection expanding on the popular Instagram account created by Siegel, @CrazyJewishMom, where she features snippets of text conversations between her and her mother, Kim Friedman. Topics addressed include romantic relationships, gynecological exams, fashion, career advice, and stealing a cat from the pound. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Government and Politics

The Libertarian Reader: Classic and Contemporary Writings from Lao-Tzu to Milton Friedman
DB83759 31 hours 7 minutes
edited by David Boaz
read by J.P. Linton
A collection of seminal writings on libertarianism. A wide variety of writers and works that represent the building blocks of this movement are included. Their subjects touch on issues such as the nature and extent of individual rights, the powers of government, and the virtues and shortcomings of the marketplace. 1997.

Exceptional: Why the World Needs a Powerful America
DB83847 10 hours 9 minutes
by Dick Cheney and Liz Cheney
read by Suzanne Duvall
Former vice president and his daughter, former deputy assistant secretary of state, discuss their views on the indispensable nature of American power, maintaining that President Obama abandoned this principle. They offer detailed plans for how America could reverse this course and lead once more. Bestseller. 2015.

The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America
DB84212 13 hours 33 minutes
by Michael Eric Dyson
read by Jake Williams
An exploration of how the politics of race shaped Barack Obama’s presidency, including how the president dealt publicly with national issues of race and his use of his own biracialism. Additional perspectives are provided through the author’s interviews with Obama, Eric Holder, Al Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson, among others. 2016.

Until We Are Free: My Fight for Human Rights in Iran
DB84369 8 hours 41 minutes
by Shirin Ebadi
read by Shohreh Aghdashloo
Winner of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize—the first Muslim woman to do so—chronicles her experiences in Iran as a human rights lawyer and advocate for women’s rights, detailing how her sudden fame only increased government scrutiny. Discusses her persecution by the government, which included tapping her home and business phones, their intimidation of her loved ones, and her eventual exile. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

End of Discussion: How the Left’s Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun)
DB84001 12 hours 46 minutes
by Mary Katharine Ham and Guy Benson
read by Erik Sandvold
Conservative commentators present their view that the left exploits fake outrage to silence political opponents and condemn dissent, using a network of operatives, media, and politicians across America. They describe the dangers of what they call the “outrage industry,” and urge individuals to fight self-censorship in a time of hypersensitivity. 2015.

Surprise Attack: From Pearl Harbor to 9/11 to Benghazi
DB83771 22 hours 18 minutes
by Larry Hancock
read by Bob Moore
An examination of over sixty years of military and terror threats against America, as well as of the intelligence tools and practices that provided warnings of those attacks. Traces the evolution and application of these intelligence practices and discusses why these warnings have often failed to interdict or intercept actual attacks. 2015.

Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror
DB83910 16 hours 51 minutes
by Michael V. Hayden
read by Michael V. Hayden
Hayden, the only person ever to helm both the CIA and the NSA, describes his guiding principle of “playing to the edge.” Provides insight into his tactics, addresses criticisms of his decision-making, and describes the motivations behind some of those choices. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Worldmaking: The Art and Science of American Diplomacy
DB83440 26 hours 38 minutes
by David Milne
read by Peter Johnson
A history of American foreign policy from the late nineteenth century until the early twenty-first century. Milne suggests diplomacy is divided between those who view it as an art and those who believe it possesses the certainty of science. He examines key figures of statecraft and patterns of aspirant worldmaking. 2015.

Havana Real: One Woman Fights to Tell the Truth about Cuba Today
DB84445 7 hours 30 minutes
by Yoani Sánchez
read by Cynthia Farrell
Vignettes by the journalist, blogger, and Cuban dissident Yoani Sánchez. Explores the nuances of life on the Caribbean island and the experiences of the Cuban people resolving day-to-day problems, against the backdrop of a larger social-political reality. Originally published as Cuba Libre in 2009; translated from the Spanish. 2011.

Hobbies and Crafts

Knitting Pearls: Writers Writing about Knitting
DB84066 8 hours 59 minutes
edited by Ann Hood
read by Suzanne Duvall
Collection of twenty-seven essays on the topic of knitting. Includes pieces by knitwear designer Jared Flood; Diana Gabaldon, author of Outlander (DB36535); Christina Baker Kline, author of Orphan Train (DB76746); Laura Lippman, author of the Tess Monaghan series; and more. Also contains six knitting patterns. 2016.

Knitlandia: A Knitter Sees the World
DB84484 6 hours 42 minutes
by Clara Parkes
read by Clara Parkes
Knitwear designer shares stories from her travels since 2000, when she began the email newsletter Knitter’s Review. Tales include befriending a legendary yarn designer in New Mexico, her annual trek to the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, and visiting Iceland to commune with the local knitting community. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Language and Linguistics

Making a Point: The Persnickety Story of English Punctuation
DB84113 10 hours 53 minutes
by David Crystal
read by Barry Bernson
Linguist examines the history of English punctuation and its many oddities. Provides accounts of the origins and progress of every kind of punctuation mark and offers advice on how to use these marks most effectively. 2015.

Spell It Out: The Curious, Enthralling, and Extraordinary Story of English Spelling
DB83930 8 hours 28 minutes
by David Crystal
read by Steven Carpenter
A linguist chronologically examines the history of spelling in the English language to unearth the stories behind the rogue words and irregular spelling rules that confound so many. He explains the reasoning and stories behind these many peculiarities. 2012.

Lingo: Around Europe in Sixty Languages
DB84244 8 hours 40 minutes
by Gaston Dorren
read by Catherine Byers
A surface-level look at sixty European languages and dialects, both large and small, exploring the commonalities and differences among them. Discusses interesting facts from the histories of these languages and how most European languages are descended from a single ancestor known as Proto-Indo-European (PIE). 2015.

Baby’s First Words in Spanish
DB84029 1 hour 1 minute
by Living Language
read by Narrators Various
Introduces infants to the Spanish language through songs, rhymes, and simple words. Designed for newborns to toddlers up to two years old. Commercial audiobook. English/Spanish language. 2010.

Legal Issues

The Boundaries of Desire: A Century of Bad Laws, Good Sex, and Changing Identities
DB84179 19 hours 12 minutes
by Eric Berkowitz
read by L.J. Ganser
Attorney surveys the history of laws related to the sex act and reproduction. The discussion is separated into seven topical areas: homosexuality, sex and children, obscenity and its uses, rape and sexual harassment, prostitution and sex trafficking, and sex across color lines. Examines changing cultural mores and their influence. 2015.

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
DB83838 6 hours 41 minutes
by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik
read by Kerry Dukin
Profile of the life of Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (born 1933) and popular culture representations of her. Discusses her early life growing up in Brooklyn, her legal and judicial career, family life, commitment to and fight for women’s rights, and relationships with her fellow justices. Bestseller. 2015.


My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of the South
DB83825 8 hours 40 minutes
by Rick Bragg
read by Jon Pinnow
Essays about life in the American South by the author of popular memoirs like All Over but the Shoutin’ (DB46142). The seventy-two essays, many of which originally appeared in Southern Living magazine, are broken down into categories of “Home,” “Table,” “Place,” “Craft,” and “Spirit.” 2015.

On Writing
DB84046 6 hours 57 minutes
by Charles Bukowski
read by Brian Hemmingsen
Collection of previously unpublished correspondence by the author of Pulp (DB40326) and The Pleasures of the Damned (DB66380), discussing the art of creation with publishers, editors, friends, and peers. Shares the joys and tribulations of not only writing, but writing for publication. 2015.

Street Poison: The Biography of Iceberg Slim
DB83628 9 hours 54 minutes
by Justin Gifford
read by Bob Moore
Literature professor chronicles the life of Robert Beck (1918–1992), better known as Iceberg Slim, author of Pimp (DB79726), Doom Fox (DB80092), and Trick Baby (DB80284). Discusses Slim’s criminal lifestyle and how it influenced his later writings, and appraises his significance in popular culture. Strong language. 2015.

Letters to Véra
DB83593 27 hours 5 minutes
by Vladimir Nabokov
read by Ken Kliban
Collection of letters between writer Vladimir Nabokov and his wife, Véra, covering the period of their first meeting in 1923 to the year before his death in 1977. The letters are full of the man’s love for his wife, but also the sharp observations of the novelist. Translated from the Russian. 2014.

Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman
DB84703 6 hours 11 minutes
by Lindy West
read by Lindy West
This collection of humorous essays from a writer and performer tackles topics ranging from pop culture to body image. She argues for fat acceptance, and addresses online trolls who target women, sharing her own experiences. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Marriage and Sex

Girls and Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape
DB84315 10 hours 18 minutes
by Peggy Orenstein
read by Catherine Byers
Journalist analyzes the sexual landscape faced by young women in twenty-first-century high schools and colleges through a collection of frank interviews about their sexual encounters, revealing hidden truths, hard lessons, and pressures. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Medicine and Health

The Brain Electric: The Dramatic High-Tech Race to Merge Minds and Machines
DB84037 8 hours 53 minutes
by Malcolm Gay
read by Michael Scherer
Journalist surveys the field of neuroscience in the early twenty-first century. Examines research into the use of mechanical interfaces, profiles scientists and neurosurgeons, and studies the patients who volunteer to be subjects of experimental techniques and procedures. 2015.

Jonas Salk: A Life
DB83826 22 hours 20 minutes
by Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs
read by Jake Williams
Stanford professor examines the research of the doctor who developed the polio vaccine. Salk (1914–1995), who also worked on flu and AIDS vaccines and multiple sclerosis treatment, was looked down upon by many in the scientific community because of his celebrity. Discusses his personal life—his taskmaster mother, family, and lovers. 2015.

Your Child in the Hospital: A Practical Guide for Parents
DB83610 5 hours 1 minute
by Nancy Keene
read by Jill Ferris
A guide full of tips to make any visit to the hospital easier. The author explains how to cope with procedures, plan for surgery, communicate with doctors and nurses, and deal with insurance companies. A packing list and helpful resources are also included. 2015.

Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning)
DB83830 20 hours 8 minutes
by Marion Nestle
read by Suzanne Duvall
Nutrition expert examines the powerful, global, multibillion-dollar soda industry led by Coca-Cola and PepsiCo and its products’ contribution to a range of health issues, including obesity, dental problems, and diabetes. She proposes solutions, including advocating for better regulation and creating anti-soda campaigns. 2015.

The Nurses: A Year of Secrets, Drama, and Miracles with the Heroes of the Hospital
DB84196 15 hours 39 minutes
by Alexandra Robbins
read by Kerry Dukin
Author of Pledged (DB72758) documents the lives of four nurses from different hospitals: experienced, well-liked Molly, who quit over the treatment of nurses; Sam, who learned the ropes; Juliette, who advocated for her patients; and Lara, who was addicted to prescription medication. Strong language. 2015.


Come as You Are: The Story of Nirvana
DB83561 13 hours 49 minutes
by Michael Azerrad
read by Mike Stefanelli
Journalist chronicles the development of grunge-rock band Nirvana, from their formation to the death of front man Kurt Cobain in 1993. Discusses the early lives of Cobain, bass guitarist Chris Novoselic, and drummer Dave Grohl; personnel changes; major shows; discography; and challenges such as drug abuse. Strong language. 1993.

The Sun and the Moon and the Rolling Stones
DB84496 11 hours 14 minutes
by Rich Cohen
read by Rich Cohen
An author and music journalist gives an up-close and personal look at the rock band the Rolling Stones. Cohen toured with them while working for Rolling Stone magazine, got to know the members, and hits all the high (and low) points of their history. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me: What Pop Music Rivalries Reveal about the Meaning of Life
DB84628 7 hours 50 minutes
by Steven Hyden
read by Ben Sullivan
A music critic takes a humorous look at nineteen classic rivalries in pop music and explores their meanings. From classic 1960s rivalries like the Rolling Stones versus the Beatles, to new face-offs like Kanye West versus Taylor Swift, Hyden looks at what your choices say about you. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half the Story
DB83920 13 hours 51 minutes
by Jewel
read by Carol Jacobanis
Part memoir and part advice for living a creative life. Singer-songwriter Jewel shares sometimes painful personal stories about her abusive upbringing in Alaska, the breakthrough that came even as she was homeless, and her fraught relationship with her mother. Includes poems and insights into her songwriting. Some strong language. 2015.

Sinatra: The Chairman
DB83627 43 hours 11 minutes
by James Kaplan
read by Robert Sams
Picking up where his previous biography Frank: The Voice (DB83116) left off, a celebrity biographer tackles Sinatra’s later career, from 1954 to his death in 1998. Includes stories of the Rat Pack and the singer’s connections to politics and organized crime. 2015.

Kill ‘Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul
DB84357 9 hours 2 minutes
by James McBride
read by Dominic Hoffman
Author of memoirs and novels including The Good Lord Bird (DB77431) looks at the life, career, and legacy of musician James Brown. McBride grew up near the Browns in Queens and interviewed the soul man’s friends, family, and band members. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Nature and the Environment

London Fog: The Biography
DB84008 15 hours 53 minutes
by Christine L. Corton
read by George Holmes
Chronicle of the meteorological phenomenon of London fog, which did not reach legendary proportions until the 1840s. Discusses the centuries-long use of coal as an energy source, the impact of the Industrial Revolution, and the fog’s effects on life in the city until its death in 1962 due to regulations. 2015.

Tales of Remarkable Birds
DB83878 5 hours 12 minutes
by Dominic Couzens
read by Mark Delgado
Thirty-nine profiles of extant birds, and one essay on recent extinctions, grouped by continental associations. Highlights extraordinary aspects of each species, such as mating displays, architectural prowess, plumage and other morphologically distinct features, songs, habitat occupation, parasitic behaviors, and breeding and young-rearing practices. 2015.

A Brief History of Creation: Science and the Search for the Origin of Life
DB84010 11 hours 0 minutes
by Bill Mesler and H. James Cleaves
read by Jeremy Gage
Journalist Mesler and biologist Cleaves survey the history of Western science and the investigations into the creation and development of life. They examine the philosophical debates, political changes, and scientific understanding surrounding each discovery, and cover the ancient Greek scientists, the use of the microscope, and Darwin’s voyage, among others. 2016.

The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health
DB83845 15 hours 12 minutes
by David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé
read by Bill Burton
Geomorphologist Montgomery and biologist Biklé, who are married, recount the efforts they have made in transforming their yard into a thriving garden and the ways their experiences factored into Biklé’s cancer diagnosis. The authors discuss the need for introducing organic material and maintaining a healthful balance with microbes, among other subjects. 2016.


The Shape of the New: Four Big Ideas and How They Made the Modern World
DB83777 18 hours 32 minutes
by Scott L. Montgomery and Daniel Chirot
read by Mark Delgado
An examination of the importance of enduring ideas. The authors profile Adam Smith, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Charles Darwin, and Karl Marx, and show how, over time, their thoughts transformed the nature of the world’s beliefs, institutions, economies, and politics in ways both beneficial and brutal. 2015.

How to Relax
DB84150 1 hour 7 minutes
by Thich Nhat Hanh
read by Michael Scherer
Vietnamese Buddhist monk and author of The Miracle of Mindfulness (DB44957) shares techniques and meditations to help with relaxation, no matter where you are. 2015.


The Poetry of Yehuda Amichai
DB83720 11 hours 48 minutes
by Yehuda Amichai
read by Barry Bernson
A collection of more than one hundred poems by Amichai (1924–2000), who rose to prominence in Israel in the 1950s by using vernacular Hebrew. The poems are often biographical in nature, reflecting both personal and public experiences of living in Israel. Translated from the original Hebrew. Some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Psychology and Self-Help

First You Have to Row a Little Boat: Reflections on Life and Living
DB84427 4 hours 49 minutes
by Richard Bode
read by Dan Woren
A grown man looks back on his childhood and shares the lessons that sailing taught him about living. Stresses the importance of mastering small, simple things before moving on to more difficult challenges. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1993.

On Fire: The Seven Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life
DB84569 6 hours 39 minutes
by John O’Leary
read by David Rutherford
The author survived a terrible fire when he was nine, and the experience and recovery inspired him and changed him for the better. He looks at the turning points in his life and shares how he overcame challenges. Bestseller. 2016.

How to Break Up with Anyone: Letting Go of Friends, Family, and Everyone In-Between
DB83865 7 hours 27 minutes
by Jamye Waxman
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Instead of another book about ending romantic relationships, here the focus is on ending all sorts of relationships that are no longer working. Author recommends the same seven steps, whether the breakup be with a family member, friend, job, or even yourself. Also discusses how to recover from a breakup. 2015.


Betrayal: The Crisis in the Catholic Church; the Findings of the Investigation That Inspired the Major Motion Picture Spotlight
DB83797 11 hours 17 minutes
by The Boston Globe and others
read by Jon Pinnow
Chronicle of sexual abuse committed by priests and covered up by the Catholic Church hierarchy in Boston over a number of decades. Using court documents, traces the case of Reverend John J. Geoghan and other priests and the actions of Cardinal Bernard F. Law and his predecessor, Cardinal Humberto S. Medeiros. 2002.

The Mystery of the Shemitah
DB83822 7 hours 34 minutes
by Jonathan Cahn
read by Brandon Bujnowski
Discussion and analysis of the prophecies presented in author’s novel The Harbinger (DB76704). Expands on perceived evidence for the phenomenon called the Shemitah, which is purported to be behind such events as financial market crashes, tragic world events, and the rise and fall of nations. 2014.

Revelation: A Search for Faith in a Violent Religious World
DB84500 7 hours 35 minutes
by Dennis Covington
read by Allan Robertson
Journalist and author of Salvation on Sand Mountain (DB40972) examines the intersection of faith, religion, and heated conflict. Presents personal experiences with spiritual expression and familial strife, and relates stories of victims of and participants in violence such as war and drugs. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church
DB84130 7 hours 29 minutes
by Rachel Held Evans
read by Kristin Allison
Author of A Year of Biblical Womanhood (DB75701) discusses her disillusionment with her church and her search for a place within the institution. Addresses her journey through the lens of the seven sacraments: baptism, confession, holy orders, communion, confirmation, anointing of the sick, and marriage. 2015.

Chop Wood, Carry Water: A Guide to Finding Spiritual Fulfillment in Everyday Life
DB84097 10 hours 57 minutes
by Rick Fields
read by John Lescault
The editors of New Age Journal talk about everyday tasks and chores and how they can be a path to spirituality. With teachings from a variety of religions, this is a guide to improving all aspects of life, including relationships, work, money, and health. 1984.

(Un)Qualified: How God Uses Broken People to Do Big Things
DB84697 6 hours 4 minutes
by Steven Furtick
read by Kaleo Griffith
Pastor examines the disconnect between human perceptions of their worth to God and perfection in God’s eyes. Calls for a greater understanding and acceptance of flaws in order to carry out the works God calls us to take on in His name. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

How’s Your Faith? An Unlikely Spiritual Journey
DB84213 8 hours 3 minutes
by David Gregory
read by David Rutherford
Journalist recounts his faith journey. Discusses being raised by a Catholic mother and a Jewish father, his understanding and appreciation of his Jewish culture without a sense of belief, his marriage to a devout Protestant, and his subsequent exploration of Abrahamic religions. Relates challenges in his life that tested his faith. 2015.

Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue
DB84561 3 hours 12 minutes
by Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz
read by Bill Burton
Harris, author of The End of Faith (DB62053), and Nawaz, chair of a think tank focusing on religious freedom, extremism, and citizenship, examine the role of the Islamic religion in extremist violence in the twenty-first century. The material is presented as a back-and-forth dialog between the two authors. 2015.

Agnostic: A Spirited Manifesto
DB84353 4 hours 8 minutes
by Lesley Hazleton
read by Lesley Hazleton
Journalist and author of After the Prophet (DB70930) explores agnosticism and what it means to be spiritual, but not religious. Expands on questions presented on her blog, The Accidental Theologist. Examines societal and cultural expectations of religious belief, faith in God, and leading proponents of atheism. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Building God’s Kingdom: Inside the World of Christian Reconstruction
DB83374 12 hours 11 minutes
by Julie J. Ingersoll
read by Anne Hancock
Religious studies professor examines the Christian Reconstruction movement, which believes in the supremacy of the Bible in all spheres of life. Discusses theology, influential texts and figures, the homeschooling movement, family dynamics, and the role of this religious faction in the twenty-first century. 2015.

Redeeming the Past: My Journey from Freedom Fighter to Healer
DB83893 11 hours 48 minutes
by Michael Lapsley
read by Jeff Allin
Memoir of an Anglican priest who fought against apartheid in South Africa. In 1990 he opened a letter bomb that nearly killed him, taking his hands and one of his eyes in the blast. He describes how he came to accept his disability and the new vocation he gained. Some violence. 2012.

Rescuing Jesus: How People of Color, Women, and Queer Christians Are Reclaiming Evangelicalism
DB84123 12 hours 57 minutes
by Deborah Jian Lee
read by Kerry Dukin
Journalist and former evangelical Christian surveys the changing culture and political orientation of the movement in the early twenty-first century and the role of people of color, women, and the LGBTQ community in the shift. Discusses racial tension, progressive politics, and social-justice issues, interpolating her own experiences. 2015.

The Problem of Pain
DB84397 5 hours 12 minutes
by C.S. Lewis
read by David Rutherford
Author of The Complete Chronicles of Narnia (DB50083) meditates on the meaning and religious significance of suffering, attempting to reconcile it with the belief in a just and loving God. Reflects on his own journey to Christianity from atheism, God’s omnipotence and goodness, human wickedness, and more. 1940.

My Name Is Mahtob
DB84271 10 hours 25 minutes
by Mahtob Mahmoody
read by Gabriella Cavallero
The subject of Not without My Daughter (DB27057) shares memories of the time spent with her father while her mother was searching for her, and of returning to America after her mother reclaimed her. Discusses how her Christian faith helped in dealing with the psychological effects of the experience. 2015.

Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me
DB84622 7 hours 39 minutes
by Ron Miscavige
read by various narrators
Father of the leader of the Church of Scientology discusses his own history with the group, the inner workings of Scientology as he observed them, and his son’s rise to power. Explores the impact of his son on the institution in the early twenty-first century. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Saint and the Sultan: The Crusades, Islam, and Francis of Assisi’s Mission of Peace
DB83846 9 hours 19 minutes
by Paul Moses
read by Lou Harpenau
Journalist presents an account of a possible meeting of Saint Francis of Assisi with Egyptian sultan Malik al-Kamil in 1219. Details the two men’s histories, Francis’s multiple attempts to engage with the Muslim world, the state of the Crusades, and results of the purported meeting. 2009.

If My Heart Could Talk: A Story of Family, Faith, and Miracles
DB84499 6 hours 27 minutes
by Dodie Osteen
read by Dodie Osteen
The wife and mother of ministers reflects on her life. Discusses dealing with polio as a child, raising her own children—including son Joel, author of Your Best Life Now (DB59330)—fighting cancer, the founding and running of Lakewood Church by her husband, and his eventual death. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Between Gods: A Memoir
DB84211 9 hours 51 minutes
by Alison Pick
read by Kristin Allison
Woman recounts growing up as a devout Christian and finding out that her father’s family was actually Jewish and had fled to Canada at the start of World War II, though some were lost to the Holocaust. Discusses her exploration of Judaism and eventual conversion. 2014.

Pope Francis among the Wolves: The Inside Story of a Revolution
DB84422 13 hours 16 minutes
by Marco Politi
read by J.P. Linton
Coauthor of His Holiness (DB43129) chronicles the upheaval in the Vatican after the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the election of Pope Francis in 2013. Discusses the political crises left by Benedict, including numerous priest sex scandals and theological opposition to Francis’s reforms. 2015.

Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome: A Memoir of Humor and Healing
DB84193 10 hours 28 minutes
by Reba Riley
read by Nancy Lynne Walters
Woman reflects on her twenty-ninth year when, asking God for guidance in dealing with an untreatable chronic illness, she receives a message to visit and explore thirty faiths before her thirtieth birthday. Discusses her spiritual journey and the effect on her day-to-day life. Some strong language. 2015.

Sacred Fire: A Vision for a Deeper Human and Christian Maturity
DB84300 10 hours 12 minutes
by Ronald Rolheiser
read by Jake Williams
Author of The Holy Longing (DB53347) expands on the concepts presented in that book and addresses such questions as how to live less self-centered, more mature lives; how to understand and achieve “deep maturity”; the meaning of adult, Christian discipleship; and more. 2014.

Not in God’s Name: Confronting Religious Violence
DB83853 10 hours 21 minutes
by Jonathan Sacks
read by Barry Bernson
Rabbi and author of The Great Partnership (DB78791) examines foundational texts of the three Abrahamic faiths—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—to delve into causes for religious-based violence. Posits that rationalizing is based on misreading of texts, and presents reasons why people of faith should denounce extremists. 2015.

The Case for Grace: A Journalist Explores the Evidence of Transformed Lives
DB83688 7 hours 28 minutes
by Lee Strobel
read by Jeff Allin
Journalist and author of The Case for a Creator (DB64415) examines the meaning of the gift of grace from God and its transformative powers. Uses specific examples from people’s lives, including his own journey from atheism to Christianity, to illustrate his argument. 2015.

Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living
DB84508 9 hours 56 minutes
by Krista Tippett
read by Krista Tippett
Host of radio program and podcast, first titled Speaking of Faith and later On Being, discusses the insights she has gained from her guests, including scientists, theologians, poets, and activists, among others. Considers the lessons learned, including that of the meaning of being present in the moment. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Science and Technology

The Magic of Math: Solving for X and Figuring Out Why
DB83460 13 hours 28 minutes
by Arthur Benjamin
read by Mark Ashby
Mathematician uses his background as an amateur magician to present mathematical concepts, including algebra, the number 9, counting, Fibonacci numbers, proofs, geometry, pi, trigonometry, calculus, infinity, the imaginary number i from algebra, and the irrational number e from calculus. 2015.

The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself
DB84729 17 hours 25 minutes
by Sean Carroll
read by Sean Carroll
Theoretical physicist and author of The Particle at the End of the Universe (DB75993) argues that explanations for everything in the universe can be provided using science. Examines the philosophy of science, statistics, morality, theism, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Ten Billion Tomorrows: How Science Fiction Technology Became Reality and Shapes the Future
DB84194 10 hours 44 minutes
by Brian Clegg
read by Jon Huffman
Physicist analyzes science fiction in its many media forms and reflects on the accuracy of the creators’ predictions of future technologies and environments, the success of a story’s ability to inspire budding scientists to pursue research in various fields, and the role of science in science fiction. 2015.

Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science
DB83823 16 hours 40 minutes
by Richard Dawkins
read by Jake Williams
Author of An Appetite for Wonder (DB77591) continues the analysis of his life. Discusses his literary achievements, reactions to the criticism and fame that came because of his books, and the personalities he has met, including Douglas Adams, Christopher Hitchens, Richard Leakey, and Miriam Rothschild, among others. 2015.

The Last Volcano: A Man, a Romance, and the Quest to Understand Nature’s Most Magnificent Fury
DB84122 12 hours 42 minutes
by John Dvorak
read by Bill Burton
Geologist details the life of Thomas Jaggar Jr. (1871–1953), who founded the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. Discusses his childhood—including a family trip to Mount Vesuvius—his academic career, and his study of volcanoes across the world—sparked by the 1902 eruption of Mount Pelée on Martinique, which led to his settling in Hawaii. 2015.

Science of the Magical: From the Holy Grail to Love Potions to Superpowers
DB84317 10 hours 25 minutes
by Matt Kaplan
read by Richard Davidson
A science reporter for The Economist looks for the germ of truth behind myths. From Bible stories of the Flood to Norse mythology to modern superhero comic books, Kaplan takes popular magical beliefs and shows how they might be grounded in scientific facts. 2015.

What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
DB83778 10 hours 4 minutes
by Randall Munroe
read by Mark Ashby
Former NASA roboticist and creator of popular web comic xkcd presents the scientific and mathematical research used in answering sixty-nine diverse and absurd questions. Topics include the results of creating a wall out of each element in the periodic table, self-fertilization, and the number of Legos needed for engineering projects. Bestseller. 2014.

The Best Writing on Mathematics 2013
DB83820 11 hours 41 minutes
edited by Mircea Pitici
read by Jeremy Gage
Twenty essays exploring the history, philosophy, teaching, and everyday occurrences of mathematics. Includes the use of math in a multimedia-based civilization, mathematical anxiety experienced by students and ways to counteract it, and the comparison of exchange prices in open-market transactions with the common understanding of probability, among others. 2014.

Mathematics Minus Fear: How to Make Math Fun and Beneficial to Your Everyday Life
DB84246 10 hours 29 minutes
by Lawrence Potter
read by Jeremy Gage
Mathematics instructor uses real-world examples such as shopping and weather forecasting to explain the ways we use math in everyday life. Attempts to deconstruct problems into easily understood steps, and discusses the history of mathematics. Includes chapters on arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and probability. 2012.

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
DB84064 1 hour 47 minutes
by Carlo Rovelli
read by Carlo Rovelli
Theoretical physicist expounds the scientific and philosophical implications of the discoveries in physics over the last one hundred years, as well as the questions that still face the field. Uses examples from outside of physics to explain concepts like Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2016.

Body by Darwin: How Evolution Shapes Our Health and Transforms Medicine
DB84283 14 hours 53 minutes
by Jeremy Taylor
read by Alec Volz
Science filmmaker examines the field of evolutionary biology and discusses its impact on human health and medicine. Investigates the hygiene hypothesis regarding allergies and autoimmune diseases. Also discusses infertility and pregnancy diseases, bipedalism and orthopedic illnesses, cancer and the search for its cure, and more. 2015.

Breaking the Chains of Gravity: The Story of Spaceflight before NASA
DB83941 12 hours 8 minutes
by Amy Shira Teitel
read by Kerry Dukin
Journalist chronicles the agencies and institutions—along with the key personnel—that were precursors to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which was created in 1958. Details research into rocketry in both America and Germany, as well as the impact of World War II and the Cold War. 2016.

Light: A Radiant History from Creation to the Quantum Age
DB83835 14 hours 3 minutes
by Bruce Watson
read by Andy Pyle
Journalist chronicles historical and contemporary explorations into the nature of light, both scientific and artistic. Discusses creation myths, Greek philosophers, religious representations, scientific investigations and feuds, filmmaking, and the development of artistic movements such as Romanticism. 2016.

Social Sciences

Thinking Critically: Legalizing Marijuana
DB83891 2 hours 31 minutes
by John Allen
read by Jeff Allin
Examines the debate surrounding the growing movement to legalize marijuana for medical and/or recreational use. Presents both sides of the issue, looks at the benefits and costs, provides facts and dispels myths, and lists additional resources. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2015.

How We Live Now: Redefining Home and Family in the 21st Century
DB83824 11 hours 41 minutes
by Bella DePaulo
read by Kristin Allison
Social scientist explores the many diverse experiments of living in twenty-first century America that challenge old concepts of what it means to be a family and have a home. DePaulo examines multigenerational homes, cohousing communities, couples “living apart together,” single living, and more. 2015.

The Making of Home: The 500-Year Story of How Our Houses Became Our Homes
DB83421 12 hours 50 minutes
by Judith Flanders
read by Faith Potts
Social historian traces the evolution of the house from the sixteenth to the early twentieth century across northern Europe and America, arguing that a modern concept of “home” is still fairly new. She also investigates the development of household items and attempts to dismantle domestic myths. 2014.

Body Piercing and Tattoos
DB84082 2 hours 22 minutes
edited by Hester L. Furey
read by Kristin Allison
Presents multiple perspectives and arguments regarding tattoos and body piercings. Discusses how some view body art as a way to have control of their bodies and personal identities. Also includes information on researching tattoo parlors, removal techniques, and more. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2015.

A Nation of Nations: A Great American Immigration Story
DB83791 12 hours 11 minutes
by Tom Gjelten
read by Lou Harpenau
Journalist examines the lives of a few immigrants who came to Fairfax County, Virginia, from Korea, Bolivia, and Libya, following them over the course of decades as they gradually “Americanize.” Assesses the impact of the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act and the significant expansion of the foreign-born population of the US. 2015.

We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future
DB84289 8 hours 7 minutes
by Deepa Iyer
read by Suzanne Duvall
Former executive director for an advocacy group highlights incidents of racially motivated tension and violence directed at South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh communities across America since 2001. Discusses these events within the context of the history of American xenophobia and the intersection with activist movements like Black Lives Matter. 2015.

Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging
DB84696 3 hours 1 minute
by Sebastian Junger
read by Sebastian Junger
The author of The Perfect Storm (DB44751) examines humanity’s instinct to gather into small tribal groupings that lead to cooperation, including examples such as life in an army platoon. Examines whether society has lost that tribal, communal spirit in favor of individual benefits. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

But What If We’re Wrong? Thinking about the Present as If It Were the Past
DB84727 10 hours 9 minutes
by Chuck Klosterman
read by various narrators
Linked essays explore the premise that we can never be certain of the present until it is the past—even things we think are obviously true. Includes interviews with diverse experts such as Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Malcolm Gladwell, Kobe Bryant, and Jonathan Lethem. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Sports and Recreation

Pitch by Pitch: My View of One Unforgettable Game
DB83877 8 hours 16 minutes
by Bob Gibson
read by Patrick Downer
A St. Louis Cardinals pitcher describes his experiences during game one of the 1968 World Series, when he struck out seventeen hitters from the Detroit Tigers. Inning by inning, Gibson analyzes his own performance and shares his recollections of the game. 2015.

For the Glory: Eric Liddell’s Journey from Olympic Champion to Modern Martyr
DB84489 13 hours 43 minutes
by Duncan Hamilton
read by Nicholas Guy Smith
Biography of an Olympic runner who was profiled in the film Chariots of Fire. At the 1924 Olympics in Paris, Liddell famously would not run on the Sabbath. After winning a gold medal, he traveled to China to work as a missionary, staying there even after war broke out. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.


Writing across the Landscape: Travel Journals 1960–2010
DB83312 18 hours 37 minutes
by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
read by Bill Wallace
Poet and author of These Are My Rivers (DB64517) describes his travels over a period of fifty years. These include witnessing the Cuban Revolution, a dysfunctional trip on the Trans-Siberian Railway, tracking down his father’s birthplace in Italy, and exploring countries in the South Pacific with his son. 2015.

Better than Fiction: True Travel Tales from Great Fiction Writers
DB84195 8 hours 9 minutes
edited by Don George
read by Gregory Maupin
Collection of thirty-two essays by authors of fiction about their travel adventures. Includes stories from Frances Mayes, author of Under the Tuscan Sun (DB44847); Joyce Carol Oates, author of Carthage (DB78237); Alexander McCall Smith, author of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (DB55503); and others. 2012.

Once upon a Yugoslavia: When the American Way Met Tito’s Third Way; A Personal Journey
DB84069 13 hours 34 minutes
by Surya Green
read by Suzanne Duvall
Journalist recounts a summer internship with Zagreb Film in 1968. Discusses encountering mentors at the studio, reconnecting with the history of her family (many of whom had died in the Holocaust), and reevaluating what it meant to be American while living in a culture markedly different from her own. 2015.

The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrs
DB84161 9 hours 14 minutes
by Elaine Sciolino
read by Laura Giannarelli
Former Paris bureau chief for the New York Times examines the history and culture of the Rue des Martyrs, a half-mile-long street in the French capital, and presents it as the truest embodiment of life in the city. Shares stories of historical figures and present-day residents. 2016.

Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles
DB83780 4 hours 53 minutes
by David L. Ulin
read by Bill Delaney
Collection of seven essays on the city of Los Angeles by former book editor for the Los Angeles Times and city resident for over twenty-five years. Reflects on the differences between living in New York and Los Angeles, the image of Los Angeles in the media, and more. Bestseller. 2015.

Walking the Himalayas
DB84780 8 hours 3 minutes
by Levison Wood
read by Levison Wood
British explorer and journalist describes trekking the length of the Himalayas, beginning in Afghanistan and ending 1,700 miles later in Bhutan. Describes travel conditions he and his guides encountered, individuals he met, the cultures he was introduced to, and advice he was given. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

U.S. History

Igniting the American Revolution: 1773–1775
DB83942 20 hours 28 minutes
by Derek W. Beck
read by Jon Huffman
Examination of the three years preceding the American Revolutionary War, drawing on previously unpublished documents, letters, and diaries. Details the perspectives, ambitions, people, and events on both the British and American sides that eventually led to the 1776 convention in Philadelphia. 2015.

Paradise Now: The Story of American Utopianism
DB84421 20 hours 36 minutes
by Chris Jennings
read by J.P. Linton
An examination of five American utopian movements during the nineteenth century. Discusses Mother Ann Lee and the Shakers, Welsh industrialist Robert Owen’s New Moral World in Indiana, Charles Fourier’s colonies scattered about the country, Étienne Cabet’s communist paradise in Texas, and New York’s Oneida Community. 2016.

The Saltwater Frontier: Indians and the Contest for the American Coast
DB83879 9 hours 42 minutes
by Andrew Lipman
read by Mark Delgado
Historian explores conflicts that erupted when the English and Dutch empires both attempted to claim the same patch of coast. The area between the Hudson River and Cape Cod was already occupied by Algonquian-speaking Natives, and the ocean soon became a “frontier” between colonists and Native Americans. 2015.

Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story
DB83815 18 hours 59 minutes
by David Maraniss
read by Richard Davidson
An examination of Detroit in the early 1960s, just before the city’s collapse, when the shadows of what was to come had begun to show. The author profiles the prosperity of the city, its many visionary leaders, its successful industry, and the progressive labor movement. 2015.

At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance—A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power
DB84006 13 hours 20 minutes
by Danielle L. McGuire
read by Catherine Byers
Historian presents the forgotten history of sexual violence against women of color in the twentieth-century Jim Crow South. Begins with the notorious 1944 case of Recy Taylor, which brought to prominence a young NAACP investigator named Rosa Parks. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2010.

Paradise of the Pacific: Approaching Hawaii
DB84058 12 hours 19 minutes
by Susanna Moore
read by Emily Maixner
The author of The Life of Objects (DB75816) pieces together the history of Hawaii in the late eighteenth century. She examines the royalty, mythology, religion, missionaries, migrants, and explorers, as the islands experienced a time of abrupt transition and confrontation after many years of isolation. 2015.

Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution
DB84626 13 hours 21 minutes
by Nathaniel Philbrick
read by Scott Brick
Historian looks at the first four years of the Revolutionary War (1776–1780), focusing on two generals. Chronicles George Washington’s many early defeats in battle, and his complicated relationship with his once-loyal general, Benedict Arnold. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2016.

I Love You, Ronnie: The Letters of Ronald Reagan to Nancy Reagan
DB84103 3 hours 11 minutes
by Nancy Reagan and Ronald Reagan
read by various narrators
Collection of letters sent between former first lady Nancy Reagan (1921–2016) and her husband, President Ronald Reagan (1911–2004), from the time they met in 1950 through the 1990s, when Reagan was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Includes commentary from Nancy on the letters. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

A Muslim American Slave: The Life of Omar Ibn Said
DB84284 7 hours 38 minutes
by Omar Ibn Said
read by Bruce Huntey
Translation of the account of a Muslim man who was kidnapped at the age of thirty-seven in 1807, sold into slavery in South Carolina, and—after escaping and being recaptured in North Carolina—became famous for his pleas for release written in Arabic. Includes academic essays putting it in historical context. 2011.

The Cherokee Diaspora: An Indigenous History of Migration, Resettlement, and Identity
DB84274 13 hours 8 minutes
by Gregory D. Smithers
read by Kerry Dukin
Historian examines the Cherokee migration and resettlement, beginning in the eighteenth century and including the infamous Trail of Tears. He also discusses the origins of the diaspora and explores how both communities and individuals have negotiated their Cherokee identities despite the scattering of their people. 2015.

Lafayette in the Somewhat United States
DB84158 7 hours 27 minutes
by Sarah Vowell
read by Colleen Delany
Author of Assassination Vacation (DB61591) and Unfamiliar Fishes (DB73201) provides a humorous account of Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette and his return to America in 1824. Examines the impact Lafayette had on a young America, his popularity, and his ongoing relationships with instrumental American leaders of the time. Bestseller. 2015.

The Last of the President’s Men
DB83854 9 hours 43 minutes
by Bob Woodward
read by Jon Huffman
An investigative journalist details the story of Alexander Butterfield, President Nixon’s aide who disclosed the secret White House taping system that ultimately led to Nixon’s resignation. The author draws on nearly fifty hours of interviews with Butterfield, supported by thousands of documents. Bestseller. 2015.


Consequence: A Memoir
DB84618 7 hours 7 minutes
by Eric Fair
read by Eric Fair
Memoir of a man who served in the Army, contemplated becoming a minister, and then worked for a defense contractor as an interrogator in Iraq, principally in Baghdad, Fallujah, and Abu Ghraib. Discusses the psychological and physiological impact of the interrogation techniques on his conscience. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor
DB84620 12 hours 30 minutes
by Clinton Romesha
read by various narrators
Medal of Honor recipient describes the October 2009 attack on American Combat Outpost Keating in Afghanistan. Describes the architecture of the fort, which made it a vulnerable target; the troops and locals with whom he served; the battle; and courageous acts performed during it. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

World History

Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster
DB84076 9 hours 23 minutes
by Svetlana Alexievich
read by Andy Pyle
In April 1986, the worst nuclear reactor accident in history occurred, contaminating as much as three quarters of Europe. Journalist Alexievich provides hundreds of interviews, in monologue form, with everyone from innocent citizens to firefighters and those called in to clean up the disaster. Originally published in Russian. 1997.

America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History
DB84441 15 hours 25 minutes
by Andrew J. Bacevich
read by various narrators
Professor, retired Army colonel, and author of The Limits of Power (DB67530) discusses the history of US military policy in regard to the Middle East. Argues that a strategic transition occurred in the 1980s, partially due to the ending of the Cold War. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Sabotage: The Mission to Destroy Hitler’s Atomic Bomb
DB84430 6 hours 14 minutes
by Neal Bascomb
read by Jason Culp
Recounts the efforts by Norwegian resistance fighters to thwart Nazi plans to win the atomic bomb race by sabotaging a Norsk hydroelectric plant in Vemork. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2016.

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome
DB84098 23 hours 26 minutes
by Mary Beard
read by George Holmes
Historian explores Roman history, examining, among other topics, how the Romans challenged imperial rule, responded to terrorism and revolution, and invented a new idea of citizenship. Also details the gaps between the historical record and the many fictions and myths. Portrays both familiar and obscure historical figures. Bestseller. 2015.

The Last Crusade: The Epic Voyages of Vasco da Gama
DB83387 18 hours 18 minutes
by Nigel Cliff
read by Peter Johnson
Historians chronicles the 1498 voyage of Vasco da Gama from Portugal, which opened a new sea route to the Indies. Recounts the crusaders’ arrival in the heart of the Muslim East during a time of high religious tension and the six-year sea battle that altered the fates of three continents. 2011.

The Last Armada: Queen Elizabeth, Juan del Águila, and Hugh O’Neill: The Story of the One-Hundred-Day Spanish Invasion
DB84279 13 hours 21 minutes
by Des Ekin
read by Bill Burton
Historian and journalist recounts the story of the last great naval battle fought between England and Spain. Also examines the three commanders who fought in it: General Juan del Águila for Spain, Charles Blount for England, and Irish insurgent Hugh O’Neill. 2015.

To Hell and Back: Europe 1914–1949
DB84242 24 hours 55 minutes
by Ian Kershaw
read by Ken Kliban
Author of Hitler, 1889–1936 (DB51683) and Hitler, 1936–1945 (DB51684) profiles the political, social, and cultural upheavals in Europe from 1914 to 1949. Examines prominent personalities and day-to-day life, and places events in historical context. Discusses the impact of two world wars on the populace. 2015.

The Romanovs: 1613–1918
DB84621 28 hours 44 minutes
by Simon Sebag Montefiore
read by Simon Russell Beale
Chronicle of Russia’s ruling family from the beginning of the dynasty in 1613 with Mikhail Romanov through to the abdication of Nicholas II and his family’s subsequent assassination. Highlights Peter the Great (1672–1725), Catherine the Great (1729–1796), and Nicholas II (1868–1918). Contextualizes Russia’s role in world history. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

To Hell and Back: The Last Train from Hiroshima
DB83367 17 hours 7 minutes
by Charles Pellegrino
read by Michael Scherer
A narrative accounting of the events and aftermath of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. The author draws on accounts from survivors and forensic archaeology findings. He also includes stories from those who fled Hiroshima, only to be bombed once more in Nagasaki. Violence. 2015.

The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine
DB84209 16 hours 38 minutes
by Serhii Plokhy
read by Lou Harpenau
A historian examines Ukraine’s past in an effort to better understand its present and future. Plokhy details how, given its unique geographical situation between Europe, Russia, and the Asian East, Ukraine has been shaped by empires repeatedly using it as a strategic gateway between the East and the West throughout history. 2015.

World without End: Spain, Philip II, and the First Global Empire
DB83347 20 hours 3 minutes
by Hugh Thomas
read by George Holmes
In this companion to Rivers of Gold (DB61405) and The Golden Empire (DB75034), historian Thomas explores life in the territory conquered by the Spanish Empire, stretching from Cuba to Peru. He also examines the empire’s final conquests and its eventual turning towards management rather than expansion. 2014.

The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942–1944
DB83785 24 hours 22 minutes
by Ian W. Toll
read by Bruce Huntey
Military historian examines the Pacific front of World War II, between 1942 and 1944, where the efforts of Allied forces eventually led to Japan’s strategic defeat in the Marianas. Using letters, diaries, debriefings, and memoirs, Toll details the battles, wartime councils, and the struggle to mobilize wartime production. 2015.

Books for Children

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

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

Children’s Fiction


The Wild Robot
DB84426 4 hours 16 minutes
by Peter Brown
read by Kate Atwater
Roz the robot discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island, with no memory of where she is from or why she is there. Her only hope of survival is to try to learn about her new environment from the island’s hostile inhabitants. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2016.

The Nine Lives of Jacob Tibbs
DB84128 7 hours 14 minutes
by Cylin Busby
read by David Rutherford
After Mrs. Tibbs, the loyal cat of Captain Natick, has her most recent litter, her kittens are quickly adopted except the runt, Jacob. Luckily, Jacob begins his training with his mom as a mouser aboard the Melissa Rae and embarks on a grand, swashbuckling adventure. For grades 3-6. 2016.

The Ghostfaces: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 6
DB84722 10 hours 56 minutes
by John A. Flanagan
read by John Keating
When a massive storm at sea blows the Brotherband crew off course to a land so far west that Hal cannot recognize it from his maps, they face an unknown enemy. Sequel to Scorpion Mountain (DB80334). Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2016.

Seekers: Return to the Wild, Books 1–6
DB83722 51 hours 1 minute
by Erin Hunter
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Books one through six, written between 2012 and 2016. The bears Kallik, Lusa, and Toklo, from Seekers (DB83209), return home with new friend Yakone. Includes Island of Shadows, The Melting Sea, River of Lost Bears, and more. For grades 5-8. 2016.

Warriors: Dawn of the Clans, Books 1–6
DB83420 47 hours 8 minutes
by Erin Hunter
read by Gregory Gorton
Six books, written between 2013 and 2015, following the adventures of the feline warrior bands from Warriors: Omen of the Stars (DB83302). Includes The Sun Trail, Thunder Rising, The First Battle, The Blazing Star, A Forest Divided, and Path of Stars. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2015.

The Candymakers
DB84040 10 hours 5 minutes
by Wendy Mass
read by Lise Bruneau
Thirty-two twelve-year-olds compete in the annual new candy contest sponsored by the Confectionery Association. When contestants Logan, Miles, Philip, and Daisy are assigned to work at the Life Is Sweet candy factory owned by Logan’s parents, they unexpectedly become friends and uncover secrets about themselves in the process. For grades 5-8. 2010.

DB84557 5 hours 33 minutes
by Judith Rossell
read by Jill Fox
Eleven-year-old orphan Stella Montgomery lives with her three dreadful aunts in the damp Hotel Majestic, on a cliff above the Victorian town of Withering-by-Sea. After Stella witnesses something she shouldn’t have, she finds herself on the run from nefarious characters. For grades 4-7. 2014.


Of Mice and Magic: Hamster Princess
DB84323 2 hours 15 minutes
by Ursula Vernon
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
When Harriet Hamsterbone learns about the curse on twelve mice princesses who are forced to dance all night, every night, she knows she is the one to break the curse. Sequel to Harriet the Invincible (DB83774). For grades 3-6. 2016.


Thunder Boy Jr.
DB84495 0 hours 7 minutes
by Sherman Alexie
read by various narrators
Thunder Boy Jr. wants a normal name or one that’s special and all his own. Dad is known as Big Thunder, but Little Thunder doesn’t want to share a name. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2016.

Hour of the Bees
DB84303 7 hours 35 minutes
by Lindsay Eagar
read by Gabriella Cavallero
At first, twelve-year-old Carol is not happy to be spending the summer helping her parents move her grandfather to an assisted-living home, but as the summer wears on, she finds herself drawn to him, fascinated by his amazing stories. For grades 5-8. 2016.

DB84389 1 hour 28 minutes
by M.G. Higgins
read by Jill Fox
Disgruntled about being stuck at her dad’s place with her new stepmom during her holiday break in Las Vegas, Iggy searches for diversions during her stay. Her savior turns out to be a boy at a park, also in need of a friend. For grades 4-7. 2016.

The Family Fletcher Takes Rock Island
DB84502 6 hours 27 minutes
by Dana Alison Levy
read by Dan Woren
Ready for a wacky summer vacation, the Fletcher family is back on Rock Island, but this year the boys’ favorite lighthouse is all boarded up, and there are new neighbor kids to hang out with. Sequel to The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher (DB80241). Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2016.

Nightingale’s Nest
DB84127 5 hours 50 minutes
by Nikki Loftin
read by Jon Pinnow
Suffering from the loss of his sister, Little John reaches out to Gayle, an unhappy foster child living next-door who sings beautifully and hides a great secret. When tragedy steals her voice and her trust, Little John knows he needs to do what is right. For grades 4-7. 2014.

The Remarkable Journey of Charlie Price
DB84301 6 hours 5 minutes
by Jennifer Maschari
read by Jon Pinnow
Grief-stricken since his mother’s death, twelve-year-old Charlie must rescue his sister, Imogen, after she finds an alternate world in her bedroom, one where their mother is still alive. For grades 4-7. 2016.

Gone Crazy in Alabama
DB81548 6 hours 2 minutes
by Rita Williams-Garcia
read by Graci Ragsdale-Miller
1969. Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern travel to Alabama to spend their summer on Big Ma’s farm. But they discover life is a bit different in the South, and the trio tries to keep the peace between Big Ma and her half-sister, Miss Trotter. Sequel to P.S. Be Eleven (DB77013). For grades 4-7. 2015.



The Goblin’s Puzzle: Being the Adventures of a Boy with No Name and Two Girls Called Alice
DB83896 6 hours 54 minutes
by Andrew S. Chilton
read by Anne Hancock
A boy, a goblin, a scholar, and a princess join forces to defeat a dragon, outwit a scheming duke, and solve a logic puzzle. For grades 4-7. 2016.

The Extincts
DB83840 5 hours 16 minutes
by Veronica Cossanteli
read by Mike Stefanelli
To raise money to replace his stolen bicycle, George takes a job at Wormestall Farm, where he encounters creatures supposedly extinct or mythological. An evil taxidermist plots to capture the animals for her collection, but George and the taxidermist’s stepdaughter, Prudence, vow to stop her. For grades 3-6. 2016.

The Girl Who Could Not Dream
DB83925 7 hours 33 minutes
by Sarah Beth Durst
read by Mary Kane
Sophie’s parents run a secret shop beneath their bookstore, where dreams are bought and sold. When a mysterious Mr. Nightmare realizes that Sophie has a gift of bringing dreams to life, he kidnaps her parents, and it is up to Sophie and her friends to rescue them. For grades 4-7. 2015.

A Clatter of Jars
DB84372 4 hours 34 minutes
by Lisa Graff
read by Ellen Archer
The magical Camp Atropos is for talented kids, a place to sing campfire songs, practice for the talent show, and swim in the cool lake. But when a talent jar that has been dropped to the bottom of the lake springs a leak, strange things begin to happen. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2016.

The Door by the Staircase
DB83690 7 hours 25 minutes
by Katherine Marsh
read by Lindsay Ellison
Happy to be adopted at last and away from the bleak Buffalo Asylum for Young Ladies, twelve-year-old orphan Mary Hayes soon learns a terrifying secret about her new mother, the mysterious Madame Z. For grades 4-7. 2016.

Sticks and Stones: Upside-Down Magic
DB84631 3 hours 11 minutes
by Sarah Mlynowski and others
read by Rebecca Soler
Unpredictable magic students, from Upside-Down Magic (DB84339), continue their studies. Nory finds an outlet for her dritten-self (a combination of a kitten and dragon) in the kittenball team, and Bax is worried because all he can do is turn into a rock. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2016.

Upside-Down Magic
DB84339 3 hours 10 minutes
by Sarah Mlynowski and others
read by Rebecca Soler
With their magic being highly unpredictable, fifth-graders Nory, Elliott, Andres, and Bax are sent to the upside-down magic room at Dunwiddle Magic School to learn to control their talents. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2015.

The Cracks in the Kingdom: The Colors of Madeleine, Book 2
DB84373 13 hours 54 minutes
by Jaclyn Moriarty
read by various narrators
Hoping to bring back her father and the other missing royals of Cello, Princess Ko gathers a group of teens, each with a special ability, including Elliot, whose forbidden communications with Madeleine may be the key to traveling across worlds. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9. 2014.

The Hidden Oracle: The Trials of Apollo, Book 1
DB84442 10 hours 36 minutes
by Rick Riordan
read by Robbie Daymond
After angering his father, Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. He must learn to survive in the modern world as a teenager until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus’s favor. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2016.

DB83631 5 hours 37 minutes
by Ronald L. Smith
read by Kurt Elftmann
Twelve-year-old Hoodoo Hatcher is the only member of his family who seems unable to practice folk magic. But when a mysterious man called the Stranger puts the entire town at risk from his black magic, Hoodoo must learn to conjure to defeat him. John Steptoe Award. For grades 5-8. 2015.

The Night Parade
DB83839 7 hours 29 minutes
by Kathryn Tanquary
read by Erin Jones
When Tokyo native Saki unintentionally invokes a death curse while visiting her grandmother in the country, she must enter the dangerous spirit world at the Night Parade and attempt to perform deeds that can break the curse. For grades 6-9. 2016.

Folk and Fairy Tales

Treasury of Greek Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters
DB84126 3 hours 35 minutes
by Donna Jo Napoli
read by Nancy Lynne Walters
Collection of Greek myths, introducing the most prominent beings in the ancient Greek pantheon. Includes tales of the king of gods, Zeus; the god of the underworld, Hades; and the goddess of wisdom, Athena. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2011.

Treasury of Norse Mythology: Stories of Intrigue, Trickery, Love, and Revenge
DB83667 3 hours 18 minutes
by Donna Jo Napoli
read by Gregory Maupin
Collection of Norse myths, describing the gods, goddesses, heroes, and monsters of ancient Scandinavia. Includes tales of the thunder god Thor, the one-eyed god and Allfather Odin, and the trickster god Loki. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2015.


Spirit Week Showdown: The Magnificent Mya Tibbs
DB83881 4 hours 50 minutes
by Crystal Allen
read by Marsha Rehns
Spirit Week is ramping up and fourth-grader Mya is positive that, with the help of her best friend Naomi, they can win the coveted VIP tickets to the Fall Festival and see her idol Cowgirl Claire. But then mean-girl Connie is assigned as her partner! For grades 3-6. 2016.

The Princess and the Pony
DB83927 0 hours 6 minutes
by Kate Beaton
read by Colleen Delany
Princess Pinecone wants a real war horse for her birthday. Instead, her parents get her a cute farting pony who turns out to have other uses too! For grades K-3. 2015.

DB84026 4 hours 55 minutes
by Ally Condie
read by Phoebe Strole
Following the sudden deaths of her father and her autistic younger brother, Ben, Cedar spends the summer working at a Shakespearean theater festival, makes a new friend, and comes to terms with her grief. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2016.

Lily and Dunkin
DB84488 8 hours 50 minutes
by Donna Gephart
read by various narrators
Lily Jo, born Timothy, knows she is a girl, but it’s difficult for an eighth-grader to get people to understand—especially her father. New kid Norbert is bipolar and keeps a secret. The two find acceptance with each other and forge a special friendship. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9. 2016.

When Friendship Followed Me Home
DB84701 5 hours 21 minutes
by Paul Griffin
read by Paul Griffin
Seventh-grader Ben, always an outsider, is led into a deep friendship with Halley—who is being treated for cancer—by the special dog he and his adoptive mother take in. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2016.

DB84036 6 hours 27 minutes
by Sara Pennypacker
read by David DeBoy
After being forced to give up his pet fox, Pax, when his father enlists in the military, Peter decides to leave home and get his best friend back. For grades 4-7. 2016.

Growing Up

Stink and the Shark Sleepover
DB82435 1 hour 16 minutes
by Megan McDonald
read by Dave Corey
When Stink’s parents win a spot in the aquarium’s sleepover event, he and his two friends team up for a sea-creature scavenger hunt. However, after learning about all of the different animals, Stink has problems falling asleep. For grades 2-4. 2014.

Historical Fiction

Listen to the Moon
DB83858 9 hours 0 minutes
by Michael Morpurgo
read by Gabriella Cavallero
The Scilly Isles, 1915. When Alfie and his fisherman father find a girl with amnesia on an uninhabited island, they both wonder if she is a victim from the war or a German. As the residents become suspicious of her, the family finally learns who she is. For grades 6-9. 2015.

My Name Is Truth: The Life of Sojourner Truth
DB84260 0 hours 15 minutes
by Ann Turner
read by Lise Bruneau
Fictionalized memoir of former slave Isabella Baumfree, later known as Sojourner Truth, who was a preacher, abolitionist, and women’s rights activist. For grades K-3. 2015.


December Dog: Calendar Mysteries
DB82559 0 hours 49 minutes
by Ron Roy
read by Dave Corey
After finding an unusual present—a lost puppy—on Christmas Eve, best friends Bradley, Brian, Nate, and Lucy scramble to find its owner before morning. For grades 2-4. 2015.

November Night: Calendar Mysteries
DB82321 0 hours 49 minutes
by Ron Roy
read by Dave Corey
As Thanksgiving approaches, Nate and Lucy help Bradley and Brian investigate their suspicious new neighbors. For grades 2-4. 2014.


There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Shell!
DB84728 0 hours 9 minutes
by Lucille Colandro
read by Skip Hinnant
An old woman delightfully swallows a shell, a crab, a fish, a gull, a pail, some sand, and a wave. Commercial audiobook. For preschool-grade 2. 2008.

The Notebook of Doom Series, Books 1–4
DB83885 4 hours 14 minutes
by Troy Cummings
read by David DeBoy
Four books, written between 2013 and 2014, featuring young Alexander’s adventures in his new classroom located in the Stermont General Hospital morgue. Includes Rise of the Balloon Goons, Day of the Night Crawlers, Attack of the Shadow Smashers, and Chomp of the Meat-Eating Vegetables. For grades 2-4. 2014.

The Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut, Books 1–3
DB83680 1 hour 53 minutes
by Laurie Keller
read by Gregory Gorton
Books one through three, written between 2013 and 2015, featuring a talking doughnut on humorous adventures. In Bowling Alley Bandit, pet “doughnut dog” Arnie tries to solve the gutter-ball mystery during a bowling championship. Includes Invasion of the Ufonuts and The Spinny Icky Showdown. For grades 2-4. 2015.

My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish Series, Books 3–4
DB84118 5 hours 21 minutes
by Mo O’Hara
read by Mike Stefanelli
In Fins of Fury, Frankie, the pet zombie goldfish, and his owner, Tom, go on a crazy camping adventure. Later, Tom and Frankie search for the neighborhood’s paranormal pets. Includes Any Fin Is Possible. Sequel to My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish: The Seaquel (DB80114). For grades 2-4. 2014.


Sherlock, Lupin, and Me, Books 1–4
DB83551 17 hours 33 minutes
by Irene Adler
read by George Holmes
Books one through four, written between 2011 and 2013, featuring a young William Sherlock Holmes and his friends as they investigate a series of mysteries. Includes The Dark Lady, The Soprano’s Last Song, The Mystery of the Scarlet Rose, and The Cathedral of Fear. For grades 5-8. 2013.

The Gallery
DB84723 6 hours 54 minutes
by Laura Marx Fitzgerald
read by Jorjeana Marie
New York City, 1920s. Twelve-year-old housemaid Martha O’Doyle suspects that a wealthy recluse may be trying to communicate with the outside world through the paintings on her gallery walls. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2016.

Theodore Boone: The Scandal
DB84349 4 hours 1 minute
by John Grisham
read by Richard Thomas
When an anonymous tip leads the school board to investigate a suspicious improvement in scores at another local middle school, thirteen-year-old Theo finds himself thrust into the middle of a cheating scandal. Sequel to Theodore Boone: The Fugitive (DB81862). Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2016.

Maggie Brooklyn Mysteries, Books 2–3
DB83895 9 hours 1 minute
by Leslie Margolis
read by Lise Bruneau
Two mysteries, written between 2012 and 2013, featuring Brooklyn sleuth and dog walker Maggie. In Vanishing Acts, Maggie searches for who is responsible for egging dogs and, later, a missing celebrity. In Secrets at the Chocolate Mansion, Maggie investigates the truth behind a haunted mansion. For grades 4-7. 2013.

Arf: A Bowser and Birdie Novel
DB84340 6 hours 40 minutes
by Spencer Quinn
read by Jim Frangione
When Birdie Gaux’s house is broken into, her dog Bowser wants to find those responsible—the man with the limeade aftershave and a cat. But nobody seems to know what the culprits were looking for. Sequel to Woof (DB81689). Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2016.

The Case of the Missing Moonstone: The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency, Book 1
DB82003 3 hours 31 minutes
by Jordan Stratford
read by Graci Ragsdale-Miller
In alternate 1826 London, fellow pupils eleven-year-old Ada Lovelace and fourteen-year-old Mary Godwin believe they possess unique abilities to form a secret detective agency. When their first case involves a false confession and a stolen heirloom, they jump at the chance to show their investigative skills. For grades 5-8. 2015.

Footer Davis Probably Is Crazy
DB83880 4 hours 59 minutes
by Susan Vaught
read by Lise Bruneau
Eleven-year-old Footer and her friends investigate when a farmer is murdered and his grandchildren disappear after a fire. But as they follow the clues, Footer starts having flashbacks and wonders if she is losing her mind, just like her mother. For grades 5-8. 2015.

Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye
DB83736 4 hours 30 minutes
by Tania del Rio
read by Christopher Walker
Heir to the family hotel, twelve-year-old Warren has been miserable ever since evil Aunt Annaconda took over the management. Annaconda will do anything to find a mysterious treasure hidden somewhere on the grounds—unless Warren finds it first! For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2015.

Scary Stories

Goosebumps Most Wanted, Books 1–8
DB83630 19 hours 57 minutes
by R.L. Stine
read by Nick DePinto
Scary tales one through eight, written between 2012 and 2015, featuring the return of infamous Goosebumps villains. Includes Planet of the Lawn Gnomes, Son of Slappy, How I Met My Monster, Frankenstein’s Dog, Dr. Maniac Will See You Now, Creature Teacher: The Final Exam, and more. For grades 4-7. 2015.


Save Me a Seat
DB84498 4 hours 1 minute
by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan
read by various narrators
In the first week of fifth grade, two very different boys, Ravi and Joe, discover they have something in common—a bully. The duo plot to take back control of their lives and become friends in the process. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2016.

Science Fiction

DB83886 8 hours 40 minutes
by Monica Tesler
read by Jeff Allin
Twelve-year-old Jasper and his friends are the first group of cadets, called Bounders, to be trained as astronauts who use new spaceships to teleport. But soon they realize they have been lied to, and they dig for answers. For grades 5-8. 2016.

Children’s Nonfiction


Deadly! The Truth about the Most Dangerous Creatures on Earth
DB84258 0 hours 52 minutes
by Nicola Davies
read by Patrick Downer
Overview of some of the world’s most dangerous animals: cheetahs, owls, sharks, snakes, wolves, and more. Includes odd tidbits and fun facts, including that extracts from spider venom can be used to treat victims of strokes. For grades 3-6. 2012.

Animal Brainiacs
DB84035 0 hours 31 minutes
by Vicky Franchino
read by Kurt Elftmann
Explains the special abilities animals possess, from echolocation to displaying emotions and intelligence. Highlights how elephants can remember things for decades, sperm whales can communicate in their own dialect, and parrots can understand basic concepts and math. For grades 3-6. 2016.

When Lunch Fights Back: Wickedly Clever Animal Defenses
DB83888 1 hour 12 minutes
by Rebecca L. Johnson
read by Alejandro Ruiz
Presents the various types of defense mechanisms used by animals, including the massive slime release of the hagfish, the stinky feces launch of the hoopoe bird, and the hammer-like punch of the peacock mantis shrimp. For grades 3-6. 2015.

This Side of Wild: Mutts, Mares, and Laughing Dinosaurs
DB83892 3 hours 29 minutes
by Gary Paulsen
read by Dan Crane
Newbery Honor-winning author of Dogsong (DB24450) and Hatchet (DB30535) shares true stories about his relationship with animals, highlighting their empathy, intellect, instinct, and sense of adventure. For grades 5-8. 2015.

A Place for Turtles
DB83926 0 hours 21 minutes
by Melissa Stewart
read by Jeff Allin
Examines various types of turtles, from bog turtles to loggerhead turtles. Highlights the ecosystems necessary for their survival and the environmental threats that pose a challenge. Provides tips on how you can help protect them and their environment. For grades 2-4. 2013.


Contemporary Cartoon Creators Series, Books 1–4
DB83740 7 hours 46 minutes
by Stuart A. Kallen and others
read by Mark Ashby
Four cartoon artist biographies. Highlights their personal and professional challenges and successes, and how their animated creations emerged as popular-culture icons. Includes: Matt Groening and The Simpsons; Seth MacFarlane and Family Guy; Stephen Hillenburg and SpongeBob SquarePants; and Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and South Park. For grades 6-9. 2015.

Hillary Rodham Clinton: Some Girls Are Born to Lead
DB84151 0 hours 36 minutes
by Michelle Markel
read by Marsha Rehns
Highlights from the life of Hillary Rodham Clinton, including student elections, law school years and activism, marriage to Bill Clinton and love of politics, and how she dealt with criticism. Examines her resilience and determination, and her ambition to be president. For grades K-3. 2016.

Ten Days a Madwoman: The Daring Life and Turbulent Times of the Original “Girl” Reporter, Nellie Bly
DB84092 4 hours 35 minutes
by Deborah Noyes
read by Laura Giannarelli
Biography of Elizabeth Jane “Pink” Cochran, known to her readers as Nellie Bly, the pioneering journalist who broke down barriers during a time when women reporters were not common or respected. Highlights her famous undercover investigative report of 1887 from inside an insane asylum. For grades 6-9. 2016.

Pirates around the World: Terror on the High Seas, Books 1–8
DB83851 7 hours 9 minutes
by Laura Perdew and others
read by Gregory Maupin
Eight books recount the adventures of famous pirates and identify the truths behind the legends. Includes Anne Bonny, Black Bart (Bartholomew Roberts), Blackbeard (Edward Teach), François l’Olonnais, Long Ben (Henry Every), Sir Francis Drake, Sir Henry Morgan, and William Kidd. For grades 3-6. 2016.

Kid Athletes: True Tales of Childhood from Sports Legends
DB83738 2 hours 50 minutes
by David Stabler
read by Patrick Downer
Highlights unusual yet true stories from the childhoods of superstar athletes. A young Peyton Manning learned to tango for a school play; and Danica Patrick was scared of a lot of things growing up, except race-car driving. For grades 4-7. 2015.

Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement
DB83571 0 hours 46 minutes
by Carole Boston Weatherford
read by Colleen Delany
Collection of poems inspired by the life and work of civil-rights advocate Fannie Lou Hamer (1917–1977). Taken together, they recount Hamer’s life in Mississippi as the youngest of twenty children, her personal life, and her activism and political party work. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2015.


Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans
DB84256 2 hours 8 minutes
by Kadir Nelson
read by Ken Jackson
Presents an introduction to African American history beginning with Revolutionary-era slavery. Topics include the jazz boom in Harlem and the civil rights activism of a generation inspired by Dr. King, Malcolm X, and other leaders. Coretta Scott King Award. For grades 4-7. 2011.

Ancient India
DB84075 1 hour 52 minutes
by Rebecca Rowell
read by Scott Reynolds
Overview of the history and accomplishments of ancient India’s civilization, including its government and the birth of Buddhism. Provides details on art, faith, culture, military might, and its continuing legacy. For grades 6-9. 2015.

The Afghanistan War
DB83020 0 hours 22 minutes
by Max Winter
read by Michael Scherer
Presents an overview of the Afghanistan War. Includes the history behind the fighting, identifies important people and battles, and lists a timeline of events. For grades 4-7. 2015.

Medicine and Health

Breakthrough! How Three People Saved “Blue Babies” and Changed Medicine Forever
DB84034 2 hours 3 minutes
by Jim Murphy
read by Mark Delgado
In 1944, Dr. Blalock, Dr. Taussig, and Vivien Thomas performed a groundbreaking operation that repaired the congenital heart defect known as blue baby syndrome. The technique had been developed by Vivien Thomas, Blalock’s African American lab assistant, during a time when Johns Hopkins Hospital was segregated. For grades 4-7. 2015.

Ebola: Fears and Facts
DB84259 1 hour 30 minutes
by Patricia Newman
read by Patrick Downer
Explains what Ebola is, how it spreads, and how the virus affects the human body. Discusses Africa’s 2014 Ebola outbreak and puts the virus in perspective in comparison with other viral outbreaks, such as the common flu. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2016.


We Rock! A Fun Family Guide for Exploring Rock Music History: Music Lab
DB82889 9 hours 44 minutes
by Jason Hanley
read by Lindsay Ellison
Family listening guide to the evolution of rock music and subgenres, featuring artists such as Elvis Presley, the Supremes, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Blondie, and more. Provides historical background for each artist and group, and includes playlists, labs, and music-centered destinations for vacation ideas. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2015.

Nature and the Environment

The Story of Seeds: From Mendel’s Garden to Your Plate, and How There’s More of Less to Eat around the World
DB84286 3 hours 47 minutes
by Nancy F. Castaldo
read by Mike Stefanelli
Describes the history of seeds and the diminishing crop diversity brought about by big farming, war, and global warming. Highlights agricultural pioneers, and efforts to preserve heritage seeds from extinction, such as the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2016.

How Does a Seed Sprout? And Other Questions about Plants
DB83934 0 hours 31 minutes
by Melissa Stewart
read by Mike Stefanelli
Explains how seeds sprout to become plants, and identifies the parts of a plant and how they function. Also discusses the impact of the weather, along with the changing seasons, and highlights the role of insects, such as bees, for pollination. For grades 2-4. 2014.


Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts
DB84439 6 hours 16 minutes
by Susan Cain
read by Kathe Mazur
Young readers version of Quiet (DB74307). Author empowers introverted kids and teens in their interactions in school, extracurriculars, family life, and friendships. Provides real examples of kids dealing with the challenges of not being an extrovert, and includes a guide for parents and teachers. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2016.

A True Book Series, Books 1–5
DB83890 2 hours 25 minutes
by Ann O. Squire
read by Jeff Allin
Collection of five books focusing on a wide variety of health issues. Includes Allergies, Asthma, Autism, Cancer, and Ebola. Provides facts, describes risk factors, treatments available, and more. For grades 3-6. 2016.

You Wouldn’t Want to Live without Fire!
DB83889 0 hours 45 minutes
by Alex Woolf
read by Jeff Allin
Discusses how fire—a chemical reaction requiring fuel, heat, and oxygen—shaped human progress. Highlights the earliest uses for light, cooking, and heat, and the development of later uses in making pottery and metals. Includes an overview of the deadliest fires in history. For grades 3-6. 2015.

Foreign Language Books

Los libros presentes en esta edición de Talking Book Topics (Temas de Libros Parlantes) se enviaron recientemente a las bibliotecas de cooperación. La colección completa contiene una amplia gama de libros de ficción y no ficción, incluyendo biografías, clásicos, de vaqueros, misterio, romance y otros.
Los usuarios registrados también pueden descargar de inmediato todos los títulos y revistas del servicio de Descarga de Lectura en Braille y Audio del NLS (BARD) en La aplicación móvil de BARD está disponible en la App Store, Google Play, y en la Appstore de Amazon para leer audiolibros en su teléfono inteligente o su tablet personal. Para conocer más sobre la colección o para registrarse para utilizar BARD, comuníquese con su biblioteca de cooperación local. Los números de teléfono y las direcciones de correo electrónico de las bibliotecas regionales se encuentran en las últimas páginas de esta revista.

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


Los Secretos de la Mente Millonaria: Cómo Dominar el Juego Interior de la Riqueza (Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth)
DB81995 8 horas 29 minutos
por T. Harv Eker
leído por Martin Untrojb
Proporciona un análisis de lo que el autor postula es un “patrón personal del dinero” arraigado en nuestro subconsciente y describe cómo los ricos piensan y actúan —como un método práctico para aumentar los ingresos y la acumular la riqueza. Traducido del inglés. (Provides an analysis of what the author posits is a “money blueprint” rooted in our subconscious, and describes how rich people think and act—as a practical method to increase income and accumulate wealth.) 2005.

A Lupita le Gustaba Planchar (Lupita Always Loved to Iron)
DB82973 5 horas 0 minutos
por Laura Esquivel
leído por Irma Bello
En su búsqueda de amor, la mujer policía Lupita llega al lugar equivocado en el momento equivocado —terminando involucrada en el asesinato de un delegado político. Su historia da un giro radical, pues su propia vida está en riesgo y debe desentrañar el misterioso crimen, al que rodean oscuros intereses políticos, redes de corrupción y venta de drogas. Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones de índole sexual. (In her quest for love, policewoman Lupita finds herself at the wrong place at the wrong time—involved in a plot to kill a politician. She risks her life unraveling the crime, which is surrounded by dark political interests, corruption, and drug trafficking. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2014.

Cómo Invertir en Su Cerebro: Una Guía SharpBrains para Mejorar Su Mente y Su Vida; Edición Revisada y Actualizada (The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age; Revised and Updated Edition)
DB82951 10 horas 6 minutos
por Álvaro Fernández Ibáñez y Elkhonon Goldberg
leído por Tony Chiroldes
Una guía práctica para mejorar la salud del cerebro y la agudeza mental a cualquier edad con el fin de prevenir el deterioro cognitivo. Con un prólogo por Dr. Misha Pavel, de la Fundación Nacional para la Ciencia. (A practical guide for improving brain health and mental acuity at any age in order to prevent cognitive decline. With a prologue by Dr. Misha Pavel, of the National Science Foundation.) 2013.

Contigo en la Distancia (With You in the Distance)
DB81994 12 horas 25 minutos
por Carla Guelfenbein
leído por Keyty Mahecha
Santiago, Chile. La prestigiosa escritora judía Vera Sigall sufre un accidente misterioso que la deja en coma. Un joven vecino y amigo, Daniel, está convencido de que no fue un accidente. (Santiago, Chile. The prestigious Jewish writer Vera Sigall suffers a mysterious accident that leaves her in a coma. A young neighbor and friend, Daniel, is convinced that it was not an accident.) 2015.

El Arte de la Quietud: La Aventura de No Ir a Ninguna Parte (The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere)
DB81996 1 hora 48 minutos
por Pico Iyer
leído por Alejandro Ruiz
El periodista y cronista de viajes Pico Iyer explora los beneficios de la desconexión, de apreciar dónde estas, y de ser tranquilo. Analizando las vidas de personalidades tan disímiles como Gandhi, Proust, y Leonard Cohen, Iyer revela cómo la quietud puede despertar la creatividad y aliviar el estrés. (Journalist and travel writer Pico Iyer talks about the benefits of disconnecting, staying put, and being still. Taking examples as widely disparate as Gandhi, Proust, and Leonard Cohen, Iyer reveals how stillness can spark creativity and relieve stress.) 2015.

Choque de Reyes: Canción de Hielo y Fuego II (A Clash of Kings: Song of Ice and Fire II)
DB81982 53 horas 2 minutos
por George R.R. Martin
leído por Aurelio Dominguez
En esta continuación de Juego de Tronos (DB80992), un estado de hostilidad prevalece mientras seis contendientes compiten por el dominio del los Siete Reinos después de la muerte de Lord Eddard Stark. Las familias están destrozadas en un combate implacable por el trono. Lenguage injurioso, descripciones de violencia y índole sexual. (In this sequel to Juego de Tronos (DB80992), a state of hostility prevails as six contenders vie for dominance of the Seven Kingdoms following the death of Lord Stark. Families are torn asunder in relentless combat over the throne. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2012.

Internet: Edición 2015 (Internet: 2015 Edition)
DB81988 3 horas 19 minutos
por Ana Martos Rubio
leído por Keyty Mahecha
Una breve guía diseñada para las personas mayores sobre el uso de Internet. Incluye secciones de seguridad básica y sugerencias para el correo electrónico. (A brief guide to using the Internet, designed for seniors. Includes sections on basic security and suggestions for email correspondence.) 2015.

El Dibujo Secreto de América Latina (The Secret Drawing of Latin America)
DB82961 6 horas 23 minutos
por William Ospina
leído por Alejandro Ruiz
Una colección de ensayos escritos por el poeta y novelista colombiano Ospina que explora una variedad de temas, incluyendo la naturaleza transformadora de la cultura; la influencia de Gabriel García Márquez; Borges en Ginebra; y la “Carta de Jamaica” de Simón Bolívar en relación con el destino de las Américas. (A collection of essays by Colombian poet and novelist Ospina which explores a diverse variety of topics, including the transformative nature of culture, the influence of Gabriel García Márquez, Borges in Geneva, and Simón Bolívar’s “Letter from Jamaica” in relation to the destiny of the Americas.) 2014.

Carta Encíclica sobre el Cambio Climático y la Desigualdad: Laudato Si’, Sobre el Cuidado de la Casa Común (Encyclical on Climate Change and Inequality: Laudato Si’ , On Care for Our Common Home)
DB81964 5 horas 24 minutos
por Papa Francisco
leído por Alejandro Ruiz
En su papel como la cabeza de la Iglesia Católica, Francisco ofrece sus opiniones sobre el cambio climático, la mayordomía del medio ambiente, y la responsabilidad social, incluyendo la necesidad de limitar las tendencias destructivas del consumismo. (In his role as the head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis offers his views on climate change, human stewardship of the environment, and social responsibility, including the need to curb the destructive tendencies of consumerism.) 2005.

La Tabla de Flandes (The Flanders Panel)
DB82970 16 horas 22 minutos
por Arturo Pérez-Reverte
leído por Martin Untrojb
Madrid. Una joven restauradora de arte, un anticuario, y un maestro de ajedrez se encuentran en el centro de un misterio que involucra una pintura flamenca del siglo decimoquinto, con una inscripción extraña. La tercera novela de Pérez-Reverte. Violencia. (Madrid. A young art restorer, an antiques dealer, and a local chess master find themselves in the center of a mystery involving a fifteenth-century Flemish painting with a strange inscription. Pérez-Reverte’s third novel. Violence.) 1990.

Sin Miedo: Lecciones de Rebeldes (Without Fear: Lessons of Rebels)
DB82966 10 horas 58 minutos
por Jorge Ramos
leído por Tony Chiroldes
El premiado periodista y presentador de noticias ofrece una colección de sus entrevistas con una variedad de figuras públicas que él considera rebeldes exitosos, como Barack Obama, los dos presidentes Bush, la jueza de la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos Sonia Sotomayor, Fidel Castro, y Hugo Chávez, entre otros. (Award-winning journalist and news anchor offers a collection of his interviews with a variety of public figures he considers to be successful rebels, such as Barack Obama, the two Bush presidents, Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor, Fidel Castro, and Hugo Chavez, among others.) 2016.

Hot Sur
DB82958 25 horas 12 minutos
por Laura Restrepo
leído por Gabriela Garcia
María Paz es una joven latina que, como tantas otras, ha llegado a Estados Unidos persiguiendo la utopía. Pero el sueño americano se convierte en pesadilla cuando es acusada del asesinato de su marido y condenada a prisión. Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones de índole sexual. (Maria Paz is a young woman from Latin America who, like many others, has come to America chasing a dream. But the dream becomes a nightmare when she is accused of murdering her husband and sentenced to life behind bars. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2012.

El Lápiz del Carpintero (The Carpenter’s Pencil)
DB82969 4 horas 4 minutos
por Manuel Rivas
leído por Luis Carlos de La Lombana
Un ex soldado en el ejército del general Franco, Herbal ahora es un verdugo en una cárcel española. Un día él adquiere un lápiz de carpintero de un pintor condenado que, con el tiempo, parece tener vida propia. Traducido del idioma gallego. Violencia y lenguaje injurioso. (Once a soldier in General Franco’s army, Herbal is now an executioner in a Spanish prison. One day, he acquires a carpenter’s pencil from a condemned painter that, over time, seems to have a life of its own. Translated from the Galician language. Violence and strong language.) 1998.

Mis Documentos (My Documents)
DB82974 7 horas 47 minutos
por Alejandro Zambra
leído por Martin Untrojb
Colección de cuentos del autor chileno que incluye viñetas autobiográficas y relatos metaliterarios que confluyen en tres secciones con un hilo común. Lenguaje injurioso. (Short story collection by Chilean author. Includes autobiographical vignettes and metaliterary tales that converge in three sections linked by a common thread. Strong language.) 2014.

Audio Magazines

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

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

American History (6 issues)

Analog Science Fiction and Fact (10 issues)

Asimov’s Science Fiction (10 issues)

The Atlantic (10 issues)

Audubon (6 issues)

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

Bon Appétit (12 issues)

Consumer Reports (12 issues)

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

Cowboys and Indians (8 issues)

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

Diabetes Forecast (12 issues)

Discover (10 issues)

Ebony (12 issues)

The Economist (52 issues)

Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (10 issues)

Foreign Affairs (6 issues)

France-Amérique (French; 11 issues)

Good Housekeeping (12 issues)

Health and Nutrition Newsletters (includes Scientific American—Health after Fifty, Mayo Clinic Health Letter, and Nutrition Action Healthletter; 12 issues)

Horticulture (6 issues)

Humpty Dumpty (6 issues)

Magazine of the Month (12 issues)

Missouri Conservationist (12 issues)

Money (12 issues)

Muse (9 issues)

The Musical Mainstream (4 issues)

The Nation (34 issues)

National Geographic (12 issues)

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

National Geographic Traveler (6 issues)

National Review (24 issues)

The New Yorker (47 issues)

The New York Times Book Review (52 issues)

O, The Oprah Magazine (12 issues)

Oklahoma Today (6 issues)

Outdoor Life (10 issues)

People (52 issues)

People en Español (Spanish; 11 issues)

Piano Technicians Journal (12 issues)

Playboy (12 issues)

QST (12 issues)

Quarterly Music Magazine (4 issues)

Rolling Stone (26 issues)

Seventeen (10 issues)

Smithsonian (11 issues)

Sound & Vision (10 issues)

Southern Living (13 issues)

Spider (for children; 9 issues)

Sports Illustrated (50 issues)

Sports Illustrated Kids (12 issues)

Talking Book Topics (6 issues; also contains NLS News [4 issues])

Travel & Leisure (12 issues)

True West (12 issues)

Vanidades (Spanish; 11 issues)

Vital Speeches of the Day (12 issues)

The Week (50 issues)

Wired (12 issues)

The Writer (12 issues)

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