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Contents

In Brief

Books for Adults

Adult Fiction

Adult Nonfiction

Books for Children

Childrenʼs Fiction

Children’s Nonfiction

Foreign Language Books

Audio Magazines

In Brief

Multi-book Cartridges? No Problem!

NLS recently released an important revision to the software that controls the Digital Talking Book Machine (DTBM) or player. This much-anticipated update enables users to play multiple books sequentially on a cartridge without having to use the Bookshelf feature.
A growing number of NLS network libraries are distributing cartridges with more than one book on them and if you subscribe to more than one audio magazine, you already receive cartridges that contain multiple titles.
Most users love the convenience of having several books or magazines on a single cartridge, but not everyone is comfortable using the DTBM’s Bookshelf feature to navigate among titles. If you’re one of those people, then the new sequential-play feature may be just the thing!
With the update installed, when you hear the player announce “End of book,” tap the play button to go to the next book or magazine. The updated software is included on all cartridges that contain multiple books or magazines and installs itself automatically when a cartridge is inserted into the DTBM. No action is required on the part of the user.
The new feature makes it easy to play multiple books in sequence just by pressing a single button. For those who want more flexibility, standard Bookshelf mode will still work as before, allowing users to play multiple books in any order they wish.

 


Dystopian fiction

Recently, there has been increased interest in dystopian fiction. Classic dystopian novels have reappeared on bestseller lists and have been made into TV series and movies. More dystopian series have also become popular in young adult literature. A dystopia is defined by Oxford’s English Dictionary as “An imagined state or society in which there is great suffering or injustice, typically one that is totalitarian or post-apocalyptic.” Novels tend to fall into two categories: one where society is in a state of chaos and collapse or one in which everything is under the control of a specific agency or government. Following is a short list of both enduring novels and 21st-century classics in the genre.

Animal Farm (BR20910, DB38959) by George Orwell
An allegorical political satire of communism in which the animals on a farm overthrow their master and live a utopian life until the intelligent pigs take over and one establishes himself as dictator. 1945.

Brave New World (BR11922, DB47108) by Aldous Huxley
A satire set in a future technocratic society in which people are rigidly classified by the state and kept happy by a government-administered drug. When two bureaucrats, Lenina and Bernard, travel to a “savage” reservation, they “rescue” a woman and her adult son, abandoned long ago, and return them to civilization. For senior high and older readers. 1932.

A Clockwork Orange (BR18284, DB15213) by Anthony Burgess
A teenage hooligan named Alex, who uses a dialect known as “nadsat,” roams the streets of London randomly terrorizing people. He is arrested and subjected to corrective brainwashing at the hands of government psychologist Dr. Brodsky—with unanticipated results. Basis for Stanley Kubrick’s film. Violence and some strong language. 1962.

Divergent (DB73203)
by Veronica Roth

In a future Chicago, society is divided into five factions. During the Choosing Ceremony, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must pick her lifelong faction. But Beatrice discovers she is an anomaly—a divergent—who does not fit anywhere. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2011. [Disponible en español como Divergente (DB79961)]

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (BR14247, DB54649) by Philip K. Dick
In the year 2021 Rick Deckard is employed on a dying Earth as a bounty hunter. He seeks androids that look like humans and destroys them. Basis for the 1982 movie Blade Runner. 1968.

Fahrenheit 451 (BR15332, DB34963) by Ray Bradbury
Social satire set in the future, when owning or reading books is a crime. Guy Montag, the fireman-hero, becomes a fugitive when he succumbs to temptation. Some strong language. 1953. [Disponible en español como Fahrenheit 451 (DB67981)]

The Handmaid’s Tale (BR11911, DB24695) by Margaret Atwood
In the future the United States of America is the Republic of Gilead, a fundamentalist Christian theocracy. To reverse the declining birthrate, women are forcibly recruited to the ranks of Handmaids and are assigned to the Commanders of the Faithful, whose wives are barren. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. Bestseller. 1986.

The Hunger Games (BR18488, DB68384) by Suzanne Collins
In a future North America, Panem’s rulers maintain control through a televised survival competition pitting teens from twelve districts in a fight to the death. Sixteen-year-olds Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark are this year’s girl and boy contestants from District Twelve. Some violence. For junior and senior high readers. 2008.

Legend (DB74825) by Marie Lu
In the distant future, North America has split into two warring nations. Two fifteen-year-olds—Day, a famous criminal, and June, a soldier prodigy sent to capture Day—discover they have a common enemy. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2011.

The Man in the High Castle (BR09889, DB76478) by Philip K. Dick
The Axis powers have won World War II and jointly occupy the United States. A German faction attempts to warn the Japanese about an impending nuclear attack. A subversive novel and a fortune-telling device guide characters’ decisions in this alternate history. Some strong language. Hugo Award. Commercial audiobook. 1962.

The Maze Runner (BR20726, DB72392) by James Dashner
A teenage boy wakes up in an elevator remembering nothing but his name, Thomas. He soon meets a group of boys who welcome him to the Glade—and the unsolved puzzle of the Maze. The next day a girl arrives with an unexpected message. Some violence. For grades 6-9. 2009.  [Disponible en español como Maze runner: Correr o morir (DB81993)]

Never Let Me Go (BR21107, DB59667) by Kazuo Ishiguro
England, 1990s. Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy attend Hailsham, one of the better academies where human clones bred to be organ donors are sheltered from reality. Now thirty-one, Kathy has been a donor-caregiver for eleven years. As her first donation nears, Kathy appreciates her privileged upbringing. Some descriptions of sex. 2005.

1984 (BR10312, DB73474) by George Orwell
A satirical, frightening novel about a future time under a totalitarian regime, where the people believe ignorance is strength and war is peace. For high school and older readers. 1949.  [Disponible en español como Mil novecientos ochenta y cuatro (DB25710)]

The Parable of the Sower (BR21257, DB39777) by Octavia E. Butler
In the near future, well-to-do families live in walled enclaves to protect themselves from the roaming drug addicts prone to stealing, rape, and murder. Lauren Olamina suffers from hyperempathy, acutely feeling the pain of others. When the addicts overrun Lauren’s community, she is forced to seek refuge outside the walls. Violence and strong language. 1993.

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Books for Adults

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

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

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

Adult Fiction

Adventure

The Gray Ghost
DB91457 10 hours 41 minutes
by Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell
read by Scott Brick
In 1906, when a groundbreaking Rolls-Royce prototype called the Gray Ghost vanishes from the streets of Manchester, England, American detective Isaac Bell prevents it from being lost forever. More than a hundred years later, the grandson of the man wrongly blamed for the theft asks husband-and-wife treasure hunters Sam and Remi Fargo for help. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Dreadnought
DB88336 9 hours 6 minutes
by April Daniels
read by Mare Trevathan
Transgender teen Danny is stunned when superhero Dreadnought falls from the sky and in his dying breath, passes his powers on to her. The superpowers transform Danny’s body into the female one she has always identified with and enable her to deal with a supervillain. Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Predator: A Crossbow Adventure
DB88289 16 hours 47 minutes
by Wilbur Smith and Tom Cain
read by Erik Sandvold
Security specialist Hector Cross’s nemesis, Johnny Congo, escapes from prison only hours before his scheduled execution and vows revenge on Cross. Cross must track Congo down while also fighting off a new threat to the safety of his loved ones. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

Hunted
DB88297 10 hours 34 minutes
by Meagan Spooner
read by Jill Fox
After her father loses his fortune, he moves Yeva and her sisters close to the wilderness where he begins to obsessively track the Beast. But when her father goes missing, Yeva pursues the Beast to a ruined castle and encounters a mystical world. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Family

The Elected Member
DB90819 7 hours 43 minutes
by Bernice Rubens
read by Jonathan Taylor
Norman Zweck had once been a child prodigy and a brilliant barrister. Now, at age forty-one, he is a drug addict, confined to his bedroom. It strains his family, and they have him committed to a mental hospital. His sister Bella tries to bridge the relationship between Norman and their father. 1969.

A Nantucket Wedding
DB90885 11 hours 11 minutes
by Nancy Thayer
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Alison is a widow with two adult daughters, Felicity and Jane. She is preparing to marry David on Nantucket, but she needs to introduce her daughters to his two grown children, Ethan and Poppy. The blending of the two families gets off to a rocky start. Some descriptions of sex. 2018.

All in Pieces
DB88216 7 hours 0 minutes
by Suzanne Young
read by Jean Cochran
When her ex-boyfriend bullies her little brother—who has an intellectual disability—Savannah takes matters into her own hands. Now a student at a temporary detention center, Savvy must work on her anger issues while holding her family together. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Fantasy

Successor’s Promise: Millennium’s Rule, Book 3
DB90822 18 hours 36 minutes
by Trudi Canavan
read by Robert Sams
In the five years since the rebels confronted the Raen, Qall grew up among the Travellers. Tyen has also made a home for himself, away from those who see him as a traitor. But the peace Tyen and Rielle made is threatened. Sequel to Angel of Storms (DB84072). Some violence. 2017.

The Bones of the Earth: A Bound Gods Novel
DB90772 14 hours 57 minutes
by Rachel Dunne
read by Gregory Maupin
The power of the bound Twins is growing, and the ragtag group gathered by the priest Joros to combat them decides to change tactics. Sequel to In the Shadow of the Gods (DB86313). Violence and some strong language. 2017.

The King beyond the Gate
DB91024 13 hours 14 minutes
by David Gemmell
read by Jeff Allin
The fortress once defended by the legendary Drenai warrior Druss is now under the control of a tyrannical emperor. Tenaka Khan is half-Drenai, half-Nadir, and may be the only one with a plan to destroy the emperor. Violence and some descriptions of sex. 1985.

Shroud of Eternity: Sister of Darkness, Book 2 of the Nicci Chronicles
DB90614 20 hours 47 minutes
by Terry Goodkind
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
Sorceress Nicci, powerless wizard Nathan, and warrior Bannon have traveled together to the city of Ildakar. A spell had been keeping the city safe, frozen in time. It is a decadent place, but the three hope that Nathan can regain his magic there. Violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Scourged
DB90790 9 hours 0 minutes
by Kevin Hearne
read by Luke Daniels
Norse gods Loki and Hel are ready to unleash Ragnarok, allying themselves with dark forces from other pantheons to destroy the Earth. Druid Atticus O’Sullivan will need allies if he is going to survive and save the world. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Wrath of Empire
DB91454 23 hours 2 minutes
by Brian McClellan
read by Christian Rodska
Fatrasta is at war with the Dynize empire, with half a million refugees marching to the hope of safety on the frontier, escorted by Lady Flint’s soldiers and former powder mage Taniel. Meanwhile Ben Styke is building his own army. Sequel to Sins of Empire (DB87492). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror
DB90991 5 hours 13 minutes
by Mallory Ortberg
read by Jill Fox
A collection of eleven darkly humorous stories from the cocreator of the website The Toast, inspired by classic children’s tales. Includes “The Rabbit,” inspired by The Velveteen Rabbit (DB41681), in which a stuffed animal appears to draw the life force from a boy. Some violence. 2018.

Hymn
DB90765 18 hours 47 minutes
by Ken Scholes
read by Joe Peck
Two factions continue to war for control of the Named Lands. The struggle between the Andro-Francine Order and the Y’Zirite Empire reaches a terrible turning point. Sequel to Requiem (DB77224). 2017.

Everlife
DB91018 14 hours 18 minutes
by Gena Showalter
read by Emily Ellet
When a betrayal leads to a defeat and Ten finds herself bonded to the enemy, an unthinkable choice may be the only answer for her. Sequel to Lifeblood (DB87524). Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

A Reaper at the Gates
DB91539 15 hours 31 minutes
by Sabaa Tahir
read by various narrators
The Blood Shrike, Helene Aquilla, is assailed on all sides. Emperor Marcus, haunted by his past, grows increasingly unstable, while the Commandant capitalizes on his madness. Sequel to A Torch against the Night (DB85534). Some violence and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Allied
DB90976 9 hours 53 minutes
by Amy Tintera
read by Emily Ellet
Em’s hope for peace diminishes as her sister’s thirst for vengeance grows. The two are soon pitted against each other in a final epic battle for the kingdom and the future, and only one can win. Sequel to Avenged (DB88449). Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

General

The Melody
DB91355 8 hours 15 minutes
by Jim Crace
read by Nicholas Guy Smith
Recently widowed musician Alfred Busi has retreated to the solitude of his Mediterranean villa to mourn. The night he finally leaves his house to receive an award, he is attacked. Scratched and bitten, Busi cannot identify who or what attacked him, but rumors fly around the town. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Spoonbenders
DB88359 14 hours 5 minutes
by Daryl Gregory
read by Ari Fliakos
The Telemachus family, psychics for generations, were celebrities until a public fall from grace caused them to withdraw from the spotlight. When the family faces threats from the CIA, the Mafia, and a skeptic determined to debunk their abilities, young Matty must save them. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

My Italian Bulldozer
DB89326 6 hours 46 minutes
by Alexander McCall Smith
read by Timothy Ackroyd
Writer Paul Stewart decides to travel to a small town in Italy to finish his book. When he arrives, his rental car is not at the airport, but a stranger loans him the use of a bulldozer, which he uses to traverse the Italian countryside. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2017.

Adjustment Day
DB91196 12 hours 49 minutes
by Chuck Palahniuk
read by Corey Allen
Young men all over America band together to overthrow a geriatric government elite who want to eliminate them to maintain their own power. After Adjustment Day, the United States is fragmented into the new states of Caucasia, Blacktopia, and Gaysia. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff
DB90812 4 hours 16 minutes
by Sean Penn
read by Bill Delaney
Bob Honey is an introvert who sells septic tank systems. But he has another, secret vocation—executing those perceived to be a drain on government resources. Bob’s activities are threatened when a journalist starts asking questions. Violence and strong language. 2018.

Fly Me
DB88351 11 hours 48 minutes
by Daniel Riley
read by Vanessa DeSilvio
1972. Suzy Whitman has joined her sister Grace in the California beach town Sela del Mar to work as a stewardess. In addition to indulging in the stereotypical lifestyle, Suzy earns money on the side as a drug mule, while Grace hides the fact that she has married. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Cast
DB91197 7 hours 42 minutes
by Danielle Steel
read by Jim Frangione
Successful magazine columnist Kait Whittier’s chance encounter with TV producer Zack Winter prompts her to create a pilot for a TV series based on her grandmother’s life. When Zack decides to produce the series, Kait is thrown into the colorful world of Hollywood. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Right Time
DB89744 9 hours 11 minutes
by Danielle Steel
read by Victor Bevine
Scarred at the age of seven by her mother’s abandonment, Alexandra Winslow takes solace in the mysteries she reads with her father. She becomes a successful author of crime fiction, but writes under a pen name—a double life that leaves her lonely and isolated. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2017.

The Explosion Chronicles
DB88296 14 hours 39 minutes
by Lianke Yan
read by Gregory Maupin
Founded more than a millennium prior, the village of Explosion sees incredible growth in the post-Mao era. The community’s three major families are linked by a web of loyalties, betrayals, desires, and ambitions that drive the village forward. Originally published in 2013 in Chinese. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

Historical Fiction

The Baker’s Secret
DB88588 9 hours 26 minutes
by Stephen P. Kiernan
read by Suzanne Toren
Emmanuelle has served as her occupied village’s baker since her mentor was taken away to the concentration camps. As a focal point in village life, Emma has used her time to develop a network of resistance. A German captain begins to uncover her secrets as June 1944 approaches. Violence. 2017.

The Essex Serpent
DB88295 11 hours 56 minutes
by Sarah Perry
read by Teresa Willis
England, 1893. Newly widowed Cora Seaborne retreats from London to the Essex coast with her young son, Francis, and his maid, Martha. There, they encounter the mysterious presence of the Essex Serpent, which is supposedly preying on locals. Cora doesn’t believe in myths and decides to investigate. Some violence. 2016.

The Alice Network
DB88457 20 hours 3 minutes
by Kate Quinn
read by Terry Donnelly
1947. Pregnant and unmarried Charlotte St. Clair escapes the sharp eye of her mother in London to track down her cousin Rose, who went missing during the war. She finds Eve Gardiner, a former spy. A name Charlie utters resurrects Eve’s memories of the past. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

The Pearl Thief
DB88225 9 hours 2 minutes
by Elizabeth Wein
read by Lise Bruneau
Scotland, 1938. Fifteen-year-old Julia wakes up in a hospital not knowing how she was injured. She soon befriends Euan McEwen, the boy who found her. When a body is discovered, his gypsy family is under suspicion. Prequel to Code Name Verity (DB75966). Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Holidays

The Christmas Secret
DB89747 6 hours 22 minutes
by Donna VanLiere
read by Donna VanLiere
Christine Eisley is a struggling single mother in danger of losing her job, when she saves the life of an elderly woman. Soon after, she is let go and worries about eviction. Meanwhile, Jason Haybert is tasked with finding the mysterious “Christy,” but he keeps running into roadblocks. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2009.

Human Relationships

How to Walk Away
DB91087 10 hours 38 minutes
by Katherine Center
read by Therese Plummer
Margaret Jacobsen is in a plane crash with her boyfriend that leaves her paralyzed. In the aftermath, she reevaluates her relationships, reconnecting with the sister she hasn’t seen in years and bonding with Ian, the tough physical therapist who won’t let her give in to self-pity. Strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Miss You
DB88260 13 hours 23 minutes
by Kate Eberlen
read by Erin Jones
From a missed meeting in Italy in 1997, readers follow the lives of Tess and Gus. Tess gives up her dreams of college to raise her sister after losing her mother, while Gus blames himself for his brother’s accidental death. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

The Ensemble
DB91084 11 hours 39 minutes
by Aja Gabel
read by Rebecca Lowman
In the highly competitive world of classical music, four musicians form a string quartet. Bound by ties of loyalty, talent, and ambition, they share professional and personal triumphs and losses in a friendship that spans decades. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

All We Ever Wanted
DB91537 10 hours 32 minutes
by Emily Giffin
read by various narrators
Soon after being accepted into Princeton, son of privilege Finch Browning is accused of taking and circulating a compromising photo of his classmate, scholarship student Lyla. As the scandal spreads, tensions rise in both families. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Chalk Artist
DB88329 10 hours 30 minutes
by Allegra Goodman
read by Orlagh Cassidy
College dropout Collin James makes chalk art in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He meets Nina Lazare, who is working as a teacher despite being the daughter of a wealthy video-game entrepreneur. Believing Collin to be wasting his talents, Nina gets him a job at her father’s company. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

A Spy in the House of Love
DB90364 4 hours 22 minutes
by Anaïs Nin
read by Paige O’Malley
In search of herself, Sabina turns to lovers. Each gives her the opportunity to explore a different facet of herself. However, she struggles with the love she has for her husband, Alan, who refuses to see how she has grown in the ten years they’ve been married. Explicit descriptions of sex. 1954.

How Hard Can It Be?
DB91228 13 hours 43 minutes
by Allison Pearson
read by Poppy Miller
Kate Reddy is turning fifty. With her children now in their teens and her husband having a midlife crisis, she considers restarting her career. Lying about her age, she gets an entry-level job at the hedge fund she created. Sequel to I Don’t Know How She Does It (DB55057). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Young Wives Club
DB88265 11 hours 16 minutes
by Julie Pennell
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Four young friends whose lives haven’t turned out quite as they planned support each other in small-town Louisiana. They help each other face the end of teenage dreams, the health problems of aging parents, and troubled romantic relationships. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

The Italian Teacher
DB90869 9 hours 40 minutes
by Tom Rachman
read by Sam Alexander
Pinch spent his life vying for the attention of his famous artist father, Bear. His efforts included painting, writing his father’s biography, and finally settling for becoming an Italian teacher in Rome. When Bear dies, Pinch schemes to secure his father’s legacy and his own. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Improvement
DB90804 6 hours 5 minutes
by Joan Silber
read by various narrators
Single mother Reyna visits her boyfriend, Boyd, while he’s incarcerated at Rikers Island. Her aunt Kiki, newly returned from Turkey, worries about her niece’s choice in men. When Reyna tries to break away from Boyd, her resistance sets a series of unexpected events in motion. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

In the Shadow of Alabama
DB88651 10 hours 47 minutes
by Judy Reene Singer
read by Pilar Witherspoon
When Rachel Fleischer’s father finally passes away, all she feels is relief—and guilt over that. However, at his funeral, a stranger delivers a gift and a mystery. Drawn into the story of his service in World War II, Rachel searches for the father she never knew. Strong language and some violence. 2017.

The Last Chance Matinee
DB88199 14 hours 50 minutes
by Mariah Stewart
read by Carol Jacobanis
At the reading of the will of their famous Hollywood agent father, sisters Allie and Des discover they have a half sister. The will requires that all three women must move to their father’s hometown and restore an old movie theater if they want to receive their inheritance. Some strong language. 2017.

The Principles behind Flotation
DB88339 9 hours 43 minutes
by Alexandra Teague
read by Mare Trevathan
Years before the birth of fourteen-year-old A.Z. McKinney, a sea appeared overnight in an Arkansas cow pasture, and people called it a religious miracle. A.Z. wants to be the oceanographer who studies it, but the property owners refuse to give her access to the sea. A cute boy comes to town, and secrets are revealed. Strong language. 2017.

Chemistry
DB88331 4 hours 55 minutes
by Weike Wang
read by Julia Whelan
An immigrant doctoral student is thrown into an unexpected limbo when her boyfriend asks her to marry him. She tries to use the scientific method to understand the relationships around her to make a decision, but her romantic crossroads is not the only challenge facing her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Humor

Mostly Void, Partially Stars: Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, Volume 1
DB88270 10 hours 43 minutes
by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor
read by Andy Pyle
A collection of episodes from the first season of the Welcome to Night Vale podcast about a town in the American Southwest, where every conspiracy theory is true, and the strange but friendly people who live there. Collected by the authors of Welcome to Night Vale (DB83488) and the podcast. Also includes behind-the-scenes commentary. 2016.

No Good Deed
DB88356 8 hours 39 minutes
by Goldy Moldavsky
read by Michael Crouch
Civic-minded teen Gregor Maravilla attends an activist’s summer camp, where he participates in a charity competition that triggers a rivalry with a famous young actress whose choices encourage campers to sabotage each other. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Startup
DB88370 6 hours 51 minutes
by Doree Shafrir
read by Eliana Marianes
Three people are caught up in a scandal in the tech world. Entrepreneur Mack is ready to launch his business, TakeOff, into the next round of funding. Newly hired Sabrina tries to navigate the testosterone-laden culture of TakeOff, while one of her journalist husband’s employees, Katya, digs into the rumors. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Medical Themes

Death Benefit
DB84342 12 hours 17 minutes
by Robin Cook
read by George Guidall
When calamity befalls a cutting-edge Columbia University research lab, medical students Pia Grazdani and George Wilson begin to suspect foul play. Someone may be attempting to sabotage the work that could revolutionize health care. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

The Sleepless Stars: Fatal Insomnia, Book 3
DB88412 10 hours 29 minutes
by CJ Lyons
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Struggling to remain alive, Dr. Angela Rossi investigates what led to the fatal insomnia epidemic, while detective Matthew Ryder and Devon Price hunt who is responsible for the fatal disease and Dr. Louise Mehta works on a cure. Strong language and some violence. 2016.

Mystery and Detective

Murder on the Quai
DB88438 10 hours 25 minutes
by Cara Black
read by Carine Montbertrand
November, 1989. Aimée Leduc is in her first year of college at Paris’s preeminent medical school. She lives in an apartment that overlooks the Seine with her father, who runs the family detective agency. But the week the Berlin Wall crumbles, so does Aimée’s life as she knows it. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Triple Threat: Lois Lane
DB88453 9 hours 33 minutes
by Gwenda Bond
read by Emily Ellet
Lois is excited that her online crush is coming to Metropolis, but before they can go on a date she must foil a mad scientist, stop a trio of mutant teens, and protect the elusive flying man from justice. Sequel to Lois Lane, Books 1–2 (DB85088). For senior high and older readers. 2017.

The Disappeared: A Joe Pickett Novel
DB91425 11 hours 17 minutes
by C.J. Box
read by David Chandler
Wyoming’s new governor has a job for Joe Pickett that is extremely delicate. A prominent female British executive never came home from a high-end guest ranch, and the British Embassy is pressing hard. Meanwhile, Joe’s friend Nate Romanowski has asked him to intervene with the feds on behalf of falconers. Strong language and some violence. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

Down a Dark Road: A Kate Burkholder Novel
DB88335 10 hours 0 minutes
by Linda Castillo
read by Kathleen McInerney
Two years ago, Joseph King was convicted of murdering his wife and sentenced to life in prison. He was a “fallen” Amish man with a drug habit and a violent temper. Now King has escaped, and he’s headed back to Painters Mill. Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is on edge. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

All by Myself, Alone
DB88215 6 hours 39 minutes
by Mary Higgins Clark
read by Faith Potts
A month after her soon-to-be husband is arrested for fraud, gems expert Celia Kilbride accepts a last-minute invitation to lecture aboard a cruise ship on its maiden voyage. But instead of enjoying the escape, Celia soon realizes that she is on board with a murderous thief. Willy and Alvirah Meehan help investigate. Bestseller. 2017.

The President Is Missing
DB91164 13 hours 14 minutes
by Bill Clinton and James Patterson
read by various narrators
A threat appears that is so huge that it jeopardizes not just Pennsylvania Avenue and Wall Street, but all of America. Uncertainty and fear grip the nation. There are whispers of cyberterror and espionage and a traitor in the Cabinet. Even the president himself becomes a suspect, and then he disappears from public view. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Two Kinds of Truth
DB89408 9 hours 57 minutes
by Michael Connelly
read by Titus Welliver
While volunteering for the San Fernando Police, Harry Bosch is sent out with the town’s three-person detective squad to a drugstore where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Meanwhile, an old case from Bosch’s LAPD days comes back to haunt him when a long-imprisoned killer claims Harry framed him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Hook, Line and Blinker: A Miss Fortune Mystery
DB90792 7 hours 37 minutes
by Jana DeLeon
read by Cassandra Campbell
Behind the wheel of her hopped-up Chevy Blazer, Ida Belle is the queen of the back roads. But when someone tries to kill Hot Rod and steals only black SUVs from his shop, Fortune worries that excessive horsepower is the least of the trouble that comes along with her friend’s new ride. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Later Gator
DB90791 7 hours 19 minutes
by Jana DeLeon
read by Cassandra Campbell
A poacher is at work in Sinful, Louisiana, and Deputy Carter LeBlanc is trying to apprehend him before the state sends a game warden. Because he’s hindered every step of the way by Sinful’s horrible mayor, Celia Arceneaux, who desperately wants Carter to resign, Fortune and her sidekicks assist him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Delectable Mountains
DB91182 9 hours 51 minutes
by Earlene Fowler
read by Johanna Parker
Curator of the local folk art museum and amateur detective Benni Harper is helping her grandmother direct a children’s musical, when she finds the beaten body of the church handyman. Benni investigates, despite the warnings from her husband Gabe, the chief of police. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2005.

State Fair
DB91173 9 hours 4 minutes
by Earlene Fowler
read by Johanna Parker
Folk art museum curator, rancher, and sometime sleuth Benni Harper is attending the San Celina Mid-State Fair—a place for caramel apples and 4-H calves, colorful quilts and homemade jams, and maybe just a little murder. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

Hollywood Homicide: A Detective by Day Mystery
DB91058 9 hours 32 minutes
by Kellye Garrett
read by Emily Ellet
Actress Dayna Anderson needs money: her short-lived stint in commercials is over, and her father’s illness may lead to her parents losing their house. When Dayna sees a reward poster for a hit-and-run accident, she realizes she saw the car involved in the accident that night, and begins investigating. Some strong language. Agatha Award. 2017.

By His Own Hand
DB91056 10 hours 39 minutes
by Neal Griffin
read by Catherine Byers
Small-town Newberg, Wisconsin, detective Tia Suarez is called to the scene of an apparent suicide by shotgun in the woods. But something about the young man’s death doesn’t feel right. Pushing back against pressure to close the case, Tia doggedly investigates. Violence and strong language. 2018.

Quieter Than Killing
DB91060 13 hours 52 minutes
by Sarah Hilary
read by Terry Donnelly
DI Marnie Rome and DS Noah Jake investigate a trio of assaults that might be the work of a vigilante, as each victim had served time for their own cruel acts. Meanwhile, someone assaults Marnie’s tenants, and the actions of Noah’s brother may put Noah and his boyfriend in danger. Strong language and some violence. 2017.

The Perfect Couple
DB91277 12 hours 11 minutes
by Elin Hilderbrand
read by Erin Bennett
The Otis-Winbury wedding should be the event of the season on Nantucket. But when the body of the maid of honor is discovered just before the ceremony, Chief of Police Ed Kapenash must treat everyone in the bridal party as a suspect. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Crazy Kill
DB91029 6 hours 13 minutes
by Chester Himes
read by Andy Pyle
Opium-addicted Reverend Short is watching the A&P grocery store being robbed when he falls out of his bedroom window, landing safely in an enormous bread basket outside the downstairs bakery. Shockingly, there is a dead body in there: Valentine Haines. Cops Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson investigate. Strong language. 1959.

Ali Reynolds, Books 11–12
DB88682 22 hours 2 minutes
by J.A. Jance
read by John Jessup
Two mysteries, written in 2016 and 2017, featuring former newscaster Ali Reynolds, who lives in Sedona, Arizona. In Clawback, Ali’s father is the prime suspect in the murder of his friend and financial advisor who scammed him in a Ponzi scheme. Also includes Man Overboard. Some violence and some strong language. 2017.

Sulfur Springs
DB89745 11 hours 8 minutes
by William Kent Krueger
read by David Chandler
Newly married Cork O’Connor and Rainy Bisonette get a desperate voicemail from Rainy’s son, Peter, confessing to murdering someone named Rodriguez. Arriving in southern Arizona, they learn that Peter, a drug rehab counselor, was fired and has disappeared. And Rodriguez is the head of a cartel that controls everything illegal crossing the border. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Jackrabbit Smile
DB91221 5 hours 55 minutes
by Joe R. Lansdale
read by Christopher Ryan Grant
Jackrabbit has been missing from her Pentecostal white supremacist family for five years, and she’s been missing from everybody, including the local no-goods who ran with her, for a few months. Despite their misgivings about her family, Hap and Leonard investigate, and are soon mixed up in a revivalist cult. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Forever, Again
DB88490 10 hours 24 minutes
by Victoria Laurie
read by Carol Dines
Sixteen-year-old Lily Bennett becomes wrapped up in a murder mystery that happened at her new school years before, and she learns that the mystery might be linked to her past . . . and her future. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Gumshoe
DB90742 13 hours 57 minutes
by Rob Leininger
read by Joe Wilson
Ex-IRS agent Mort Angel just started working for his nephew as a private investigator. Meanwhile, Reno’s mayor—who is dating Mort’s ex-wife—and the district attorney both disappeared days ago. When inexperienced Mort unintentionally stumbles into the case, he frantically hires a PI to help him. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

One of Us Is Lying
DB88357 10 hours 46 minutes
by Karen M. McManus
read by various narrators
When the creator of a high school gossip app mysteriously dies in front of four high-profile students during detention, the four—all subjects of an upcoming post—become suspects. It’s up to them to solve the case. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Quiet Neighbors
DB90891 12 hours 44 minutes
by Catriona McPherson
read by Carol Jacobanis
Afraid that she is wanted by the police, London librarian Jude flees to a small Scottish town where bookshop owner Lowell offers her both work and lodging. With help from Lowell’s newly discovered pregnant daughter, Eddy, Jude begins investigating notes in a dead man’s books about the suspicious deaths of his elderly neighbors. Strong language. 2016.

Den of Antiquity, Books 13–16
DB88283 28 hours 55 minutes
by Tamar Myers
read by various narrators
The final four titles, written between 2006 and 2011, in the series featuring Abigail Timberlake, who owns an antique store and solves trade-related mysteries. Includes The Cane Mutiny, Death of a Rug Lord, Poison Ivory, and The Glass Is Always Greener. Some strong language. 2011.

Fallout: A V.I. Warshawski Novel
DB88211 15 hours 41 minutes
by Sara Paretsky
read by Emily Ellet
When young aspiring filmmaker August Veriden goes missing after a break-in at the gym where he worked, his cousin asks V.I. to find August. Tracking August to aging actress Emerald Ferring leads V.I. to a Kansas military base and a decades-old mystery. Some violence and some strong language. 2017.

Fade to Black: A Doug Brock Thriller
DB90866 6 hours 59 minutes
by David Rosenfelt
read by Fred Berman
After getting shot in the line of duty, New Jersey state police officer Doug Brock is busy rebuilding his life and working to reunite with his girlfriend. When a fellow member of Brock’s amnesia support group, Sean Conner, is puzzled to find a scrapbook of a murder victim in his attic, Doug agrees to help. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Watcher
DB90779 10 hours 38 minutes
by Kay Nolte Smith
read by Ray Foushee
Social scientist Martin Granger plunges from his Manhattan townhouse terrace to his death on a sharp fence below. Did he fall or was he pushed? And was reporter Astrid Cain, acting as secretary to Granger and writing an exposé of him, involved? Astrid’s ex-lover is head of the investigating team. Some strong language. Edgar Award. 1980.

The League of Frightened Men: A Nero Wolfe Mystery
DB91019 10 hours 0 minutes
by Rex Stout
read by Doug Ramsdell
A group of Harvard cronies—who never forgave themselves for the prank that crippled their friend—are now attending a college class reunion. When it ends in a fatal fall, this league of frightened men seeks private detective Nero Wolfe’s help to find the killer. Some strong language. 1935.

Bess Crawford, Books 8–9
DB90608 23 hours 43 minutes
by Charles Todd
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Two mysteries, written in 2016 and 2017, feature English battlefield nurse Bess Crawford near the end of the Great War. In The Shattered Tree, as Bess begins to suspect a wounded French soldier isn’t who he appears to be, he vanishes. Also includes A Casualty of War. 2017.

The Wages of Sin
DB88200 11 hours 10 minutes
by Kaite Welsh
read by Terry Donnelly
Miss Sarah Gilchrist has left London for Edinburgh in 1892 to pursue a degree in medicine and leave behind a not-so-pristine reputation. To further her education, she volunteers at a charity hospital. When one of the women she meets there ends up on her dissection table, Sarah investigates. Violence and strong language. 2017.

Occult and Horror

Wax
DB88264 9 hours 33 minutes
by Gina Damico
read by Abigail Maupin
Shortly after seventeen-year-old Poppy stumbles into an eerie and secret workshop at the infamous Grosholtz Candle Factory, a fire destroys the building and a wax boy comes to life. The duo work to uncover an evil plot that threatens her hometown. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

The Best Horror of the Year, Volume 8
DB88404 14 hours 59 minutes
edited by Ellen Datlow
read by Ray Foushee
In addition to the editor’s overview of the genre of horror for 2015, this collection contains twenty short stories she has chosen as best published works of that year. Authors include Neil Gaiman, John Langan, Kelley Armstrong, Laird Barron, and Stephen Graham Jones. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

Last Chance
DB90744 9 hours 28 minutes
by Gregg Hurwitz
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Aliens have begun rounding up everyone younger than eighteen to become unwilling hosts for a new type of alien. Chance, Patrick, and Alex race to stop them. Sequel to The Rains (DB87132). Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Gwendy’s Button Box
DB88221 2 hours 22 minutes
by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar
read by Colleen Delany
In 1974, twelve-year-old Gwendy Peterson is climbing the so-called suicide stairs that lead to Castle Rock when a strange man calls to her. He offers her a button-covered wooden box, saying it can solve all her problems, but she must keep it safe. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2017.

Revenge of the Evil Librarian
DB88285 7 hours 30 minutes
by Michelle Knudsen
read by Kristin Allison
When Cyn and her boyfriend, Ryan, head to theater camp for the summer, they believe they left their drama behind. But Ryan’s secret gal pal, missing counselors, and pesky demons squash that hope. Sequel to Evil Librarian (DB79820). Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

The Women in the Walls
DB88228 6 hours 14 minutes
by Amy Lukavics
read by Mary Kane
After the cook commits suicide and her aunt Penelope walks into the woods and disappears without a trace, Lucy believes something is terribly wrong with their remote estate—especially after her cousin withdraws and stays in the attic. Violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Necroscope
DB84504 17 hours 26 minutes
by Brian Lumley
read by James Langton
Harry Keogh was born with the ability to speak to the dead. He is recruited to the British government’s E-Branch, which wants him to stop a necromancer working for the Russians. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1992.

Political Themes

Star of the North
DB91419 15 hours 8 minutes
by D.B. John
read by various narrators
In 1998, a Korean American teenager is kidnapped from a South Korean beach by North Korean operatives. Twelve years later, her brilliant twin sister, Jenna, is still searching for her, and ends up on the radar of the CIA. Their fates merge with those of two others. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Religious Themes

Isaiah’s Daughter: A Novel of Prophets and Kings
DB90890 15 hours 9 minutes
by Mesu Andrews
read by Catherine Byers
Ishma has already faced numerous challenges in her young life when she joins the household of the prophet Isaiah. There, she meets Prince Hezekiah. When their love matures, Isaiah adopts Ishma and changes her name to Hephzibah. She will need all of her strength to be a partner to Hezekiah. 2018.

Love amid the Ashes
DB90856 13 hours 30 minutes
by Mesu Andrews
read by Emily Ellet
When her beloved grandfather Isaac dies, Dinah follows his command to go to the house of Job and marry his son. Job and his faith are soon tested by God, and Dinah stands by him. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2011.

A Flight of Arrows
DB89741 14 hours 12 minutes
by Lori Benton
read by Liz Pearce
William, from The Wood’s Edge (DB82082), has joined the British Army to hide from his family as he tries to sort out his new identity. As the American Revolution reaches the Mohawk Valley, Oneida native Two Hawks and British colonial Anna try to build a life together. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Amish Cooking Class, Books 1–3
DB90499 31 hours 38 minutes
by Wanda E. Brunstetter
read by Deborah Desmone
Three novels—with recipes included—about a cooking class held at an Amish farm in Ohio, written between 2017 and 2018. In The Seekers, Heidi Troyer decides to start the classes, gathering an unexpected group of students who all need healing. Also includes The Blessing and The Celebration. 2018.

The Broken Road
DB88405 8 hours 1 minute
by Richard Paul Evans
read by Jon Huffman
During the day, Charles James is living the life he dreamed of as a child of poverty. At night, however, persistent nightmares centered around a broken highway plague him. He begins to question whether his path to success was worth it, when fate hands him a second chance to rebuild himself. 2017.

The Other Side of Goodness
DB88369 10 hours 8 minutes
by Vanessa Davis Griggs
read by Shari Peele
Congressman Lawrence Simmons does everything in his power to get re-elected—including changing parties. Then, a secret from his past threatens. Former stripper Gabrielle Mercedes works to save the daughter she gave up, even as Lawrence’s daughter, Paris, tries to adopt the girl. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

Romance

Mulberry Moon
DB88437 13 hours 32 minutes
by Catherine Anderson
read by Kate Turnbull
Former rodeo rider Ben Sterling settles down on a farm near Mystic Creek, Oregon, but is still looking for love and wants to start a family. He is interested in Sissy Sue Bentley, owner of the local cafe, but Sissy is slow to trust. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

White Hot: A Hidden Legacy Novel
DB88214 12 hours 58 minutes
by Ilona Andrews
read by Catherine Byers
Private investigator Nevada Baylor takes a case helping animal mage Cornelius Harrison find his wife’s murderer. Connor Rogan offers to help her, but Nevada is determined to resist his charms and keep her own magical Truthseeker powers secret. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Alex, Approximately
DB88258 11 hours 13 minutes
by Jenn Bennett
read by Carol Dines
Seventeen-year-old Bailey moves to California to live with her father and, perhaps, finally meet an online friend and fellow classic film buff. But she soon finds herself attracted to an annoying coworker, Porter. Descriptions of sex and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Sunset Cove, Books 1–3
DB89682 29 hours 23 minutes
by Colleen Coble
read by MacKenzie Beyer
Three novels of romantic suspense set in Maine, written between 2015 and 2016. In The Inn at Ocean’s Edge, Claire Dellamare is at a hotel for a business meeting when disturbing memories from her past resurface. Also includes Mermaid Moon and Twilight at Blueberry Barrens. Some violence. 2016.

A Princess in Theory: Reluctant Royals
DB90825 10 hours 37 minutes
by Alyssa Cole
read by Erin Jones
When grad student Naledi Smith gets an email claiming she is betrothed to an African prince, she assumes it is a scam. Prince Thabiso comes to America to track down Naledi, pretending to be a regular guy to secretly get to know her. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

The Sins of Lord Lockwood
DB90743 11 hours 43 minutes
by Meredith Duran
read by MacKenzie Beyer
Liam Devaliant, Earl of Lockwood, was kidnapped on his wedding night. Four years later he escapes, returning to his wife Anna, who doesn’t know how to react to the man she thought abandoned her. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

You’ll Think of Me
DB88454 7 hours 45 minutes
by Robin Lee Hatcher
read by Pilar Witherspoon
Although he abandoned her when he found out she was pregnant, Brooklyn Meyer’s estranged husband, Chad, leaves her and their daughter a house in their Idaho hometown when he dies. She finds unexpected friendship and support there, and maybe even romance with Chad’s best friend, Derek. 2017.

One Magic Moment
DB91059 14 hours 33 minutes
by Lynn Kurland
read by Catherine Byers
Medieval scholar Tess Alexander is thrilled to get the chance to live in a restored castle. In the nearby village she meets mechanic John de Piaget, who bears a marked resemblance to a man her time-traveling sister married eight hundred years in the past. Some strong language. 2011.

Counting on a Countess
DB90882 11 hours 46 minutes
by Eva Leigh
read by Abigail Maupin
Kit Ellingsworth, new Earl of Blakemere, needs a wife in order to collect his inheritance. Tamsyn Pearce is looking to marry for the money to keep her smuggling operation afloat. What seems like an ideal marriage of convenience takes an unexpected turn. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

The Burning World: A Warm Bodies Novel
DB88406 14 hours 44 minutes
by Isaac Marion
read by Barry Bernson
R is learning to breathe, speak, and be human again. Though he might not remember his old life, he is building a new one with Julie. But the plague has begun to infect a host more dangerous than the Dead. Sequel to Warm Bodies (DB76132). Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Kiss Me in Christmas
DB88381 8 hours 16 minutes
by Debbie Mason
read by Becket Royce
Despite her success as a Hollywood actress, when Chloe O’Connor returns to her hometown of Christmas, Colorado. There she feels like an awkward teen again—especially when she sees her high school crush, Easton McBride. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Glittering Court
DB88377 13 hours 4 minutes
by Richelle Mead
read by various narrators
When her arranged marriage looms, the wealthy Countess of Rothford assumes her maidservant’s identity and takes her place at the Glittering Court—a finishing school that grooms ordinary girls to become brides of the elites of the New World. However, her secret threatens to come out. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband: A Bridgertons Prequel
DB88268 10 hours 38 minutes
by Julia Quinn
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Cecilia Harcourt travels to the American colonies in 1779 after learning her brother, Thomas, has been wounded on the battlefield. Searching for Thomas, she finds instead his best friend, Edward Rokesby—injured and without his memory—and poses as his wife. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Hurts to Love You
DB90826 10 hours 7 minutes
by Alisha Rai
read by Carol Dines
Heiress Eve Chandler has had a crush on tattoo artist Gabe Hunter, her brother Nicholas’s best friend, for years. The wedding of Nicholas and Livvy Kane forces the pair together, but both have family history to work through. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

Friends without Benefits
DB90741 14 hours 1 minute
by Penny Reid
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Dr. Elizabeth Finney likes to keep her life romance-free and uncomplicated. Elizabeth reconnects with Nico Manganiello when his sick niece is brought to her hospital. Nico, a famous comedian who was Elizabeth’s childhood nemesis, is secretly in love with her. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Love Hacked
DB90752 13 hours 28 minutes
by Penny Reid
read by Catherine Byers
Every time psychiatrist Sandra Fielding brings a date to her favorite local restaurant, the men wind up in tears, telling her about their mommy issues. The bright spot on these dates is hot waiter Alex, but he has a lot of secrets. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Ocean Light
DB91459 12 hours 54 minutes
by Nalini Singh
read by Angela Dawe
Human security specialist Bowen Knight has a chip in his head to block telepathic interference, which could fail at any minute and take his brain with it. His best chance for survival is at the underwater research station run by water changelings, where he meets Kaia Luna. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Science Fiction

Chasing Shadows: Visions of Our Coming Transparent World
DB88266 14 hours 42 minutes
edited by David Brin and Stephen W. Potts
read by Gary Tipton
A collection of short stories and essays examining the benefits and pitfalls of technological transparency in all its permutations. Includes pieces from, among others, Robert J. Sawyer, James Morrow, William Gibson, Jack McDevitt, Neal Stephenson, Ramez Naam, and Cat Rambo. Strong language. 2017.

Semiosis
DB90721 14 hours 49 minutes
by Sue Burke
read by various narrators
When human colonists make an unplanned landing on a planet, survival is difficult. The environment is unpredictable and harsh. After the colonists find the ruins of an alien race entwined in the roots of a strange plant, conflicts arise and the colonists struggle to understand an odd alien intellect. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Swarm: The Second Formic War, Book 1
DB84917 18 hours 4 minutes
by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston
read by various narrators
The first in a prequel series to Ender’s Game (DB22934). The first Earth invasion has been beaten back at great cost, and a more formidable attack is on the way. The International Fleet must also battle internal conflict, while struggling to create a weapon to defend humanity. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Invictus
DB90863 13 hours 49 minutes
by Ryan Graudin
read by Maxwell Hamilton
The son of a time traveler from 2354 and a gladiator in ancient Rome, Farway Gaius McCarthy was born outside of time. After failing his final time-traveling exam, Far commands a black market time-traveling crew that steals valuables from the past. Then he meets a mysterious girl whose appearance raises questions about time itself. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Will Do Magic for Small Change: A Novel of What Might Have Been
DB88271 16 hours 24 minutes
by Andrea Hairston
read by Erin Jones
Cinnamon Jones is a teen growing up in Pittsburgh in the 1980s. Her brother dies, leaving her the guardian of a book called The Chronicles of the Great Wanderer, about an alien from another dimension who lands in 1890s West Africa. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

The Stars Are Legion
DB88300 12 hours 52 minutes
by Kameron Hurley
read by Jill Fox
Zan wakes with no memory, but as the prisoner of a people who say they are her family. They also say that she is the only person capable of boarding the Mokshi, a world-ship with the power to leave the mass of decaying world-ships known as the Legion. But many families want to control the Mokshi. Some violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Memory of Water
DB88398 7 hours 51 minutes
by Emmi Itäranta
read by Kristin Allison
In a world forever changed by global warming, where wars are waged over water, young Noria Kaitio is learning from her father to become a tea master. Only tea masters know the location of hidden water sources. After her father dies, however, the army begins to watch both Noria and the town. 2014.

Enhanced
DB90740 7 hours 23 minutes
by Carrie Jones
read by Gabriella Cavallero
After rescuing her mom from aliens, Mana is ready for anything, but her mom’s alien-hunter partner, China, tries to keep Mana safe and out of the fight. Sequel to Flying (DB85425). Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

After Atlas
DB90805 12 hours 49 minutes
by Emma Newman
read by Andrew Kingston
The departure of Atlas changed the life of detective Carlos Moreno in many ways, including bringing Alejandro Casales, leader of a religious cult known as the Circle, into his life. Now Casales has been found dead, and Carlos is in charge of the investigation. Sequel to Planetfall (DB85089). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Before Mars
DB90806 12 hours 3 minutes
by Emma Newman
read by Emma Newman
Sent to Mars for over a year to work as a geologist, Anna Kubrin finds a mysterious note in her own writing telling her not to trust the colony psychologist. Then her wedding ring is stolen, and she finds an inexplicable footprint. Sequel to After Atlas (DB90805). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Tales from High Hallack: The Collected Short Stories of Andre Norton, Volume 3
DB90828 12 hours 6 minutes
by Andre Norton
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Additional stories from the fantasy and science fiction author also showcased in Tales from High Hallack: The Collected Short Stories of Andre Norton, Volume 2 (DB79929). 2014.

Intransigent
DB88397 5 hours 9 minutes
by Cameo Renae
read by Kristin Allison
After the travelers arrive at the bunker, the situation continues to deteriorate. The Readers are separated from the rest of the population, with hopes of using a serum to enhance their abilities and, perhaps, using thought manipulation to defeat the Arvy race. Sequel to Sanctum (DB81142). Strong language and some violence. 2015.

NK3
DB88262 10 hours 40 minutes
by Michael Tolkin
read by Ray Foushee
Los Angeles has been devastated by a weaponized microbe that destroyed the memory and identity of those infected. The Verified, who have memory, use an invented mythology to maintain control over the mindless and nameless. A handful of individuals, however, threaten to upset the delicate power balance. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2017.

A Call to Vengeance: Manticore Ascendant; A Novel of the Honorverse
DB90761 19 hours 10 minutes
by David Weber and others
read by Patrick Downer
Travis Long and Lisa Donnelly must defend the Star Kingdom and the Royal Manticoran Navy from both outside enemies and those within Manticore’s government. Meanwhile, the anti-Navy faction within Parliament grows. Sequel to A Call to Arms (DB84094). Violence and strong language. 2015.

Short Stories

No Middle Name: The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Short Stories
DB88274 13 hours 16 minutes
by Lee Child
read by Jon Huffman
Twelve entries featuring itinerant loner Jack Reacher, who constantly stumbles upon—and tackles—crime. In “Too Much Time,” Reacher thwarts a bag snatcher, only to be arrested after giving his witness statement. Includes some stories found elsewhere in the NLS/BPH collection. Violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2017.

Florida
DB91297 8 hours 2 minutes
by Lauren Groff
read by Lauren Groff
Collection of short stories from the author of Fates and Furies (DB82476). The stories range across characters and time periods, but share a sense of place. The tales communicate the landscape, climate, history, and state of mind of the state of Florida. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Always Happy Hour: Stories
DB88277 7 hours 24 minutes
by Mary Miller
read by Catherine Byers
A collection of short fiction about young women who are deeply flawed, intensely real, and who struggle to get out of their own way. They seek connection in unlikely places: a dilapidated foster home, a trailer park, and a dream home purchased after a bitter divorce. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Spies and Espionage

Back Blast
DB91342 18 hours 23 minutes
by Mark Greaney
read by Jay Snyder
Court Gentry was the CIA’s best agent—then the agency put him on their kill-on-sight list. That’s when the enigmatic international assassin called the Gray Man was born—and Court has been working for himself ever since. Now Court is back in Washington, looking for answers. Sequel to Gray Man Books 1–4 (DB91397). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Gunmetal Gray
DB91343 16 hours 56 minutes
by Mark Greaney
read by Jay Snyder
After five years on the run, Court Gentry is back on the inside at the CIA. But his first mission makes him wish he had stayed on the outs when a pair of Chinese agents try to take him down in Hong Kong. Sequel to Back Blast (DB91342). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Sports and Recreation

After the Shot Drops
DB91542 8 hours 8 minutes
by Randy Ribay
read by various narrators
Told from alternating perspectives, Bunny takes a basketball scholarship to an elite private school to help his family, leaving behind Nasir, his best friend, in their tough Philadelphia neighborhood. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Suspense

Bullseye: An Original Will Robie/Camel Club Short Story
DB88379 2 hours 4 minutes
by David Baldacci
read by Ron McLarty
Will Robie is closing in on his next target when he finds himself in the middle of a bank heist—and he’s taken hostage alongside Oliver Stone, from the Camel Club. But is this just a simple bank job, or are the robbers after something even more valuable? Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

End Game
DB89412 11 hours 57 minutes
by David Baldacci
read by various narrators
Will Robie and Jessica Reel are the people the government calls when the utmost secrecy is required to take out those who plot violence and mass destruction against the United States. And one man has always had their backs: their handler, code-named Blue Man. But now, Blue Man is missing. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Midnight Line: A Jack Reacher Novel
DB89410 13 hours 9 minutes
by Lee Child
read by Dick Hill
Strolling through a small Wisconsin town, Reacher sees a 2005 West Point class ring in a pawn shop window. The ring is tiny, for a woman, and it has her initials engraved on the inside. Reacher decides to find out what unlucky circumstance made her give it up. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Late Show
DB88433 9 hours 25 minutes
by Michael Connelly
read by Katherine Moennig
Night-shift LAPD detective Renée Ballard must turn over all investigations to the day shift. A once up-and-coming detective, she’s on this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against her supervisor. But one night she catches two assignments she refuses to part with. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Sixth Day
DB90892 15 hours 39 minutes
by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison
read by Terry Donnelly
Michaela, Nicholas, and the Covert Eyes Team bring their differing areas of expertise to investigate the assassination of the German vice chancellor—which was done by a drone—on the steps of 10 Downing Street. They soon learn that they are up against a descendant of the man known as Dracula. Violence and some strong language. 2018.

Nighthawk
DB88355 11 hours 32 minutes
by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown
read by Scott Brick
When the most advanced aircraft ever designed vanishes over the South Pacific, NUMA crew leaders Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are drawn into a deadly contest to locate the fallen machine. Russia and China covet the radical technology, but the United States knows the aircraft is carrying a dangerous secret. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2017.

Shadow Man
DB88275 10 hours 17 minutes
by Alan Drew
read by Jack Fox
Southern California, 1986. Former LAPD detective Ben Wade is now working in his small hometown and raising his teen daughter with his estranged wife. While hunting a quickly escalating serial killer with forensic specialist Natasha Betencourt, Wade realizes a boy’s suicide is connected to his own past. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Witness to a Trial: A Short Story Prequel to The Whistler
DB90862 0 hours 57 minutes
by John Grisham
read by Mark Deakins
The characters in this short story prequel to The Whistler (DB86026) are a judge presiding over his first murder trial, a defense attorney in over his head, a prosecutor out for blood and glory, the possibly innocent accused, and the killer, who may have just committed the perfect crime. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Do Not Become Alarmed
DB88332 9 hours 1 minute
by Maile Meloy
read by Maile Meloy
When Liv and Nora decide to take their families on a holiday cruise, everyone is thrilled. But when they go ashore in beautiful Central America, a series of minor misfortunes leads the families farther and farther from the ship’s safety. Suddenly the children—two eleven-year-olds, an eight-year-old, and a six-year-old—are gone. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Bring Me Back
DB91230 7 hours 40 minutes
by B.A. Paris
read by various narrators
Driving while on vacation with his girlfriend Layla, Finn stops at a service station to use the restroom. When he returns Layla is gone—never to be seen again. Ten years later, Finn is engaged to Layla’s sister, Ellen, when he begins getting clues that Layla is alive. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Murder Games
DB88443 7 hours 10 minutes
by James Patterson and Howard Roughan
read by Edoardo Ballerini
Dr. Dylan Reinhart wrote a bestselling book on criminal behavior. When a copy turns up at a gruesome murder scene—along with a threatening message—it looks like someone has been taking notes. NYPD Detective Elizabeth Needham recruits Dylan to help investigate another souvenir left at the scene—a playing card. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Red Alert: An NYPD Red Mystery
DB90788 7 hours 14 minutes
by James Patterson and Marshall Karp
read by Edoardo Ballerini
New York’s very rich gather at the Pierre’s Cotillion Room to raise money for those less fortunate. A fatal blast rocks the room, reminiscent of 9/11. Is it an act of terrorism—or a homicide? Then more murders occur. NYPD Red task-force detectives Zach Jordan and Kylie MacDonald investigate. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Girl Unknown
DB91166 10 hours 25 minutes
by Karen Perry
read by various narrators
One early fall afternoon, a student of sublime, waiflike beauty appears in married David Connolly’s university office and says she thinks he’s her father. The memory of a youthful passion that David had tried to forget comes rushing back. What will happen when his hard-won family happiness meets this hard-luck beautiful girl? Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Come Sundown
DB88196 17 hours 10 minutes
by Nora Roberts
read by Emily Ellet
Bodine Longbow’s aunt reappears at the family ranch in Montana after having been held captive and abused for years. Her return coincides with the murders of two women, and the man Bo is dating is a suspect. Violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Heather, the Totality
DB89411 2 hours 3 minutes
by Matthew Weiner
read by Matthew Weiner
Mark and Karen Breakstone have constructed the idyllic life of wealth and status they’ve always wanted, made complete by their beautiful and extraordinary daughter, Heather. But when the new owners of the penthouse above them begin construction, an unstable stranger threatens to destroy everything they’ve created. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Turbulence
DB91275 7 hours 43 minutes
by Stuart Woods
read by Tony Roberts
Stone Barrington is vacationing in Florida when an extreme weather event blows a powerful, obnoxious politician straight onto Stone’s doorstep. It turns out that this official has some shady associates who may have destructive plans afoot, and Stone needs an entrée to the inside to figure out their scheme. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Lethal Lies
DB88353 13 hours 2 minutes
by Rebecca Zanetti
read by Karen White
With the serial killer who murdered her sister on the loose, Anya Best is determined to catch him, even if she has to use herself as bait. She enlists the help of PI Heath Jones, who knew Anya’s sister, but their stratagems put them both in danger. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Westerns

Five Trails West, Books 3–4
DB90686 21 hours 53 minutes
by James D. Crownover
read by Robert Sams
The third and fourth books in the series, published in 2016 and 2017, following The Battle of Half Moon Mountain (DB90044). In Picketwire Vaquero, Jesse takes the family back to the Village on the Middle Fork after an attack, then moves farther west. Also includes Tales of the Last Frontier. Some violence. 2017.

The Kid
DB88272 8 hours 48 minutes
by Ron Hansen
read by Jack Fox
Born William Henry McCarty, iconic American criminal of the Old West Billy the Kid lives a short and epically violent life. His boyhood is spent as a ranch hand, but his life soon devolves into gunfights and horse thefts. Violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

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Adult Nonfiction

Arts

David Jones: Engraver, Soldier, Painter, Poet
DB88218 14 hours 32 minutes
by Thomas Dilworth
read by Peter Holdway
Biography of modernist artist David Jones (1895–1974). Discusses his early life in suburban London, service during World War I, the development of his art career, impact of his poetic works In Parenthesis and The Anathemata, subsequent recognition, and dismissal by researchers. 2017.

Design: A Very Short Introduction
DB85702 5 hours 5 minutes
by John Heskett
read by Jake Williams
Defines design and emphasizes its undervalued but fundamental importance, allowing us to construct and transform our environment. Highlights design’s lack of theory and body of knowledge, which prevents controlled entry and practice levels as found in subjects like law, architecture, or engineering. Discusses designing compatibility between artificial and evolved biological systems. 2002.

Astronomy

Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon
DB88328 11 hours 10 minutes
by Jeffrey Kluger
read by Brian Troxell
Author of Journey beyond Selene (DB50687) chronicles the Apollo 8 mission—manned by Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders—which was the first to successfully orbit Earth’s moon. Discusses behind-the-scenes interactions in Mission Control, at the astronauts’ homes, and in the labs tasked with making the mission a success. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Biography

Sleepwalk with Me: And Other Painfully True Stories
DB90607 5 hours 40 minutes
by Mike Birbiglia
read by Bill Delaney
Memoir of a comedian and frequent contributor to NPR. He shares personal and sometimes embarrassing stories of his youth, his early days trying to break in to stand-up comedy, and his sleepwalking. Strong language. 2010.

Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo”
DB91547 3 hours 52 minutes
by Zora Neale Hurston
read by Robin Miles
Author of Their Eyes Were Watching God (DB35745) recounts the story of Oluale Kossola, who became known as Cudjo Lewis—one of the last survivors of the Atlantic slave trade—as told to her in his unique dialect when she interviewed him from 1927 to 1931. Some violence. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

Way of the Reaper: My Greatest Untold Missions and the Art of Being a Sniper
DB84928 7 hours 10 minutes
by Nicholas Irving
read by Jeff Gurner
A step-by-step accounting of how a sniper works, through the lens of the author’s most significant missions, including information on intel, recon, and weaponry. The special ops sniper tells the story of his longest shot, which was taken from over half a mile away. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Rest I Will Kill: William Tillman and the Unforgettable Story of How a Free Black Man Refused to Become a Slave
DB88856 4 hours 22 minutes
by Brian McGinty
read by Sean Crisden
An account of how William Tillman, a free black man working as a ship cook and steward in 1861, recaptured a schooner from the Confederate privateers who had commandeered it and tried to enslave him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Atchafalaya Houseboat: My Years in the Louisiana Swamp
DB88280 4 hours 36 minutes
by Gwen Roland
read by Nona Pipes
Collection of mostly previously published essays about living in the Atchafalaya swamp in the 1970s. Discusses building your houseboat from scrap supplies, growing and catching your food, the community of fellow swamp dwellers, and other facets of swamp life. 2006.

The Statesman and the Storyteller: John Hay, Mark Twain, and the Rise of American Imperialism
DB87933 25 hours 14 minutes
by Mark Zwonitzer
read by Joe Barrett
A dual biography covering the last ten years of the lives of friends and contemporaries writer Samuel Clemens (also known as Mark Twain) and statesman John Hay (who served as secretary of state under two presidents). Particularly discusses their lives within the context of the United States emerging as a world power. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Business and Economics

On Grand Strategy
DB90871 11 hours 5 minutes
by John Lewis Gaddis
read by Mike Chamberlain
Distills the experience and content of a course that the author has co-taught for over twenty years at Yale, known as the “Grand Strategy” seminar. The purpose of the course is to prepare future leaders for strategic decision making in the face of crisis. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Computers

Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism
DB90733 9 hours 2 minutes
by Safiya Umoja Noble
read by Kristin Allison
Information scientist examines the hidden biases in algorithms used by search engines. Explores the concept of technological redlining, which describes the ways capital, race, and gender interact and intersect to invisibly promote white and male supremacy in interactions with an everyday part of life in the twenty-first century. 2018.

Consumerism

The Truth about Your Future: The Money Guide You Need Now, Later, and Much Later
DB88403 16 hours 33 minutes
by Ric Edelman
read by Joe Wilson
Author of Rescue Your Money (DB68937) and Ordinary People, Extraordinary Wealth (DB52164) provides financial planning techniques. Discusses career planning for those in their 50s or 60s, investment strategies, estate planning, insurance needs, and more. Addresses ways to make your money work for you to achieve your goals. Bestseller. 2017.

Cooking

The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma’s Table
DB91075 19 hours 19 minutes
by Rick Bragg
read by Rick Bragg
Pulitzer Prize winner and author of All Over but the Shoutin’ (DB46142) and Ava’s Man (DB53019) presents a food memoir and tribute to his mother, Margaret, who never owned a cookbook, but was an amazing cook. Includes family generational stories that pre-date the Civil War. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Where the Wild Coffee Grows: The Untold Story of Coffee from the Cloud Forests of Ethiopia to Your Cup
DB90622 11 hours 32 minutes
by Jeff Koehler
read by Kurt Elftmann
Profile of the coffee industry in Ethiopia. Discusses the agriculture of the region, the impact of coffee on Ethiopian culture, the effects of diseases and climate change on the industry, the influence of surrounding geography, and more. 2017.

As Long as We Both Shall Eat: A History of Wedding Food and Feasts
DB88400 9 hours 1 minute
by Claire Stewart
read by Maggy Stacy
Professor and former chef provides a history of wedding traditions, feasts, and food from medieval times to the early twenty-first century, focusing on American traditions. Topics include symbolic foods, taboos, bachelor and bachelorette parties, the development and influence of the bridal industry, and changing mores. 2017.

Crime

One Light Still Shines: My Life beyond the Shadow of the Amish Schoolhouse Shooting
DB90886 10 hours 19 minutes
by Marie Monville
read by Kerry Dukin
The author recounts how her life drastically changed in 2006, when her husband, who had been her high school sweetheart and father of their three children, inexplicably killed five Amish schoolgirls and himself. Monville explains the role her faith played—and continues to play—in the aftermath of the tragedy. 2013.

Deep Water
DB88407 8 hours 31 minutes
by Katherine Nichols
read by Andy Pyle
In 1971, seventeen-year-old Eddie Otero, a skilled waterman and avid surfer, agreed to swim an illicit package across the border from Mexico. The author recounts how this one-time thrill turned into a million-dollar drug-smuggling operation. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Mary Ann Cotton: Britain’s First Female Serial Killer
DB88338 8 hours 2 minutes
by David Wilson
read by David Hartley-Margolin
A criminology professor and former prison governor explores the life and crimes of this Victorian female serial killer. Born in 1832, Cotton has been relatively unknown, although she committed her murders years before Jack the Ripper’s spree, and had more victims. She was hung in 1873 for poisoning her stepson. Television tie-in. 2012.

Diet and Nutrition

Food: A Very Short Introduction
DB85710 4 hours 31 minutes
by John Krebs
read by Stephen Van Doren
First chairman of the United Kingdom’s Food Standards Agency offers a scientific, historical, and cultural perspective on what we eat. Discusses the biological basis of taste, the origins of cooking, worldwide variations in cuisine, threats to food safety, and the relationship between nutrition and health. 2013.

Education

Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy
DB88483 7 hours 53 minutes
by Tressie McMillan Cottom
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
Sociologist and former college recruiter examines the role of for-profit colleges, particularly with their rapid expansion in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Uses both her personal experiences and academic research to explore the functions of class, race, gender, and work in relation to education. 2017.

#NeverAgain: A New Generation Draws the Line
DB91205 2 hours 26 minutes
by David Hogg and Lauren Hogg
read by various narrators
Brother and sister who survived the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14, 2018, present a manifesto to end school shootings. Draws on their experiences growing up with active shooter drills from the time they were in kindergarten. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Golden Passport: Harvard Business School, the Limits of Capitalism, and the Moral Failure of the MBA Elite
DB88341 25 hours 12 minutes
by Duff McDonald
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Journalist analyzes the history and impact of the Harvard Business School and its alumni network, from its founding in 1908. Organized by decade, topics discussed include the school’s philosophical history, influential persons, the interplay between corporations and public service, controversies, and more. 2017.

Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time
DB88219 4 hours 33 minutes
by Tanya Lee Stone
read by Jean Cochran
Award-winning author illuminates the facts behind Girl Rising, a film that chronicles the stories of nine girls in the developing world. Profiles more than twenty-five girls who were empowered to continue their education to break the cycle of poverty and create their own futures. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Family

Love That Boy: What Two Presidents, Eight Road Trips, and My Son Taught Me about a Parent’s Expectations
DB88050 5 hours 33 minutes
by Ron Fournier
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Journalist reflects on raising his son Tyler, who was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at the age of twelve. Discusses parental expectations for their children, what happens when their children don’t meet those expectations, the advocacy of his wife, and the lessons he has learned—both positive and negative—while parenting Tyler. 2016.

Folk and Fairy Tales

The Annotated African American Folktales
DB90683 26 hours 12 minutes
edited by Henry Louis Gates and Maria Tatar
read by Mark Ashby
A collection of more than a hundred stories, essays, folktales, myths, and legends from African American history. Includes well-known classics, such as Brer Rabbit and Anansi, as well as lesser-known traditions. Includes information about how these tales were sometimes hijacked or misappropriated and contains numerous annotations and illustrations. Some strong language. 2018.

Geography

The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea
DB88197 26 hours 13 minutes
by Jack E. Davis
read by J.P. Linton
A history of the Gulf of Mexico, extending from the Pleistocene age until the twenty-first century. Discusses the marine environment, its role in human society, and many of the individuals whose lives were intertwined with the Gulf. 2017.

Borders: A Very Short Introduction
DB86453 5 hours 9 minutes
by Alexander C. Diener and Joshua Hagen
read by Erik Sandvold
Borders play an integral role in human interactions and the exercise of power. Two geography professors offer a survey of borders’ changing manifestations and maintain that territoriality will remain a force in human organization, even as boundaries are transformed in meaning and function. 2012.

Government and Politics

Tailspin: The People and Forces behind America’s Fifty-Year Fall—and Those Fighting to Reverse It
DB91458 16 hours 12 minutes
by Steven Brill
read by Dan Woren
Author of America’s Bitter Pill (DB80458) examines a fifty-year period from 1967 to 2017 for the forces behind growing economic and political disparity between those in power and the American middle-class and poor. Pays particular attention to lobbying, legal and financial engineering, and the demise of unions, and other factors. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America
DB91288 15 hours 45 minutes
by James Fallows and Deborah Fallows
read by various narrators
Husband and wife chronicle their cross-country survey of twenty-one small towns in America from 2013 to 2016. Highlights the lessons they learned from talking with civic leaders, entrepreneurs, immigrants, factory workers, and other residents. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right
DB88340 14 hours 21 minutes
by Arlie Russell Hochschild
read by Kristin Allison
A liberal sociologist travels to a deeply conservative southern community and comes to know the people there. Examines the motivations for their beliefs and discusses their hopes for the future. Analyzes what it means to live in “red” America and why those who most benefit from government intervention often abhor it. 2016.

Bibi: The Turbulent Life and Times of Benjamin Netanyahu
DB91224 18 hours 49 minutes
by Anshel Pfeffer
read by Paul Boehmer
Journalist profiles Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (born 1949). Examines the influence of his father and grandfather’s religious and political beliefs, the development of the Israeli state as he was growing up, and the years he spent in America. Discusses political challenges he has faced. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction
DB86894 5 hours 18 minutes
by Donald A. Ritchie
read by Judie Yuill
Congressional historian provides a behind-the-scenes tour of the U.S. Congress, drawing on both political science and history. Describes the creation of Congress by the 1787 Constitutional Convention. Explains committee assignments and committee work, the role of staffers and lobbyists, floor proceedings, parliamentary language and rules, campaigning for office, and coalition building. 2016.

The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America
DB90872 10 hours 12 minutes
by Timothy Snyder
read by Timothy Snyder
Examines the movements, policies, and events the author believes are conspiring to threaten democracy around the globe. Discusses, among other things, Russian authoritarianism and extreme nationalism in Europe. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Home Management

The Book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Contentment, Comfort, and Connection
DB88360 3 hours 6 minutes
by Louisa Thomsen Brits
read by Kay Kerimian
A guide to the Danish custom of hygge, which is a feeling of belonging, comfort, and contentment. Discusses ways to seek out and apply hygge to various aspects of life, such as family, shelter, and more. 2016.

Humor

Calypso
DB91172 6 hours 41 minutes
by David Sedaris
read by David Sedaris
A collection of essays from the author of Me Talk Pretty One Day (DB50514) which uses humor to cover topics ranging from prosaic to whimsical to tragic. In “Now We Are Five” Sedaris tackles the topic of his sister’s suicide. Strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Language

Languages: A Very Short Introduction
DB86500 4 hours 28 minutes
by Stephen R. Anderson
read by Jeremy Gage
Linguistics professor uses a biological species analogy to illustrate the difficulty of identifying and counting languages. Examines loss from declining diversity, endangered languages, the difference between language and dialect, linguistic change as an inevitable aspect of history, the criterion of mutual intelligibility, universal characteristics, and signed languages. 2012.

Legal Issues

Julius Chambers: A Life in the Legal Struggle for Civil Rights
DB88366 17 hours 56 minutes
by Richard A. Rosen and Joseph Mosnier
read by Bob Moore
A biography recounting the attorney’s struggle to secure racial equality through the development of modern civil rights law. Traces his path from childhood in the Jim Crow South all the way to the counsel’s lectern at the Supreme Court and beyond. 2016.

The Ulysses Trials: Beauty and Truth Meet the Law
DB90965 7 hours 10 minutes
by Joseph M. Hassett
read by John Lescault
Lawyer and literary critic examines obscenity laws in the United States, specifically as they applied to James Joyce’s Ulysses (DB19994) during two case trials. Topics covered include short profiles of the original American publishers and their attorney, legal proceedings, legal arguments, changing mores, and more. 2016.

Literature

Spanish Literature: A Very Short Introduction
DB87156 5 hours 22 minutes
by Jo Labanyi
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Professor of Spanish presents a comprehensive overview of Spain’s rich literary history, from the multicultural Middle Ages to the postmodern period. Examines changing interpretations through four centuries of the iconic figures of Don Quixote and Don Juan. Explores issues of gender, sexuality, and the importance of love as a literary topic. 2010.

Medicine and Health

Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us
DB84065 6 hours 59 minutes
by Jesse Bering
read by Jesse Bering
Award-winning columnist and psychologist argues that everyone is a sexual deviant on one level or another. Examines the history of perversions, the biological reasons behind distaste for unusual sexual proclivities, and the latest research on desire. Discusses when sexual desire can lead to harm. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Fever of 1721: The Epidemic That Revolutionized Medicine and American Politics
DB88350 9 hours 49 minutes
by Stephen Coss
read by Bob Souer
In 1721, Boston faced the worst smallpox epidemic in its history. Preacher Cotton Mather persuaded Doctor Zabdiel Boylston to try implanting smallpox into healthy patients, a procedure that led to the discovery of the benefits of inoculation and vaccination. At the time, however, public outrage forced the doctor into hiding. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer
DB91223 6 hours 56 minutes
by Barbara Ehrenreich
read by Joyce Bean
The author, who holds a cellular immunology doctorate, discusses the cellular basis of aging and shows how little control humans have over it. Examining how people obsess over death, their bodies, and their health, she tackles the problem of how to better prepare for the end—while still reveling in the life that remains. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Gut Makeover: Four Weeks to Nourish Your Gut, Revolutionize Your Health, and Lose Weight
DB88365 6 hours 27 minutes
by Jeannette Hyde
read by Eva Wilhelm
Nutritional therapist details her four-week-long restorative eating plan based on microbiome and impaired intestinal permeability research. Involves removing foods that irritate the gut lining and skew the bacterial diversity—such as sugar, alcohol, grains, and caffeine—while adding foods that improve it, such as increased quantity and types of plant material. 2015.

Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Autism Spectrum, Tourette’s, Anxiety, and More! The One-Stop Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Other Professionals
DB90836 8 hours 57 minutes
by Martin L. Kutscher and others
read by Michael Scherer
A pediatric neurologist’s guide to the treatment of neurobehavioral and neuropsychiatric problems in children—some of which may coexist. Covers attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning disorders, the autism spectrum, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive behavior, sensory integration dysfunction, Tics and Tourette’s syndrome, depression, bipolar disorder, oppositional defiant and intermittent explosive disorders, and central auditory processing disorders. Updated second edition. 2014.

Fat for Fuel: A Revolutionary Diet to Combat Cancer, Boost Brain Power, and Increase Your Energy
DB88408 11 hours 29 minutes
by Joseph Mercola
read by Gary Tipton
Natural-medicine doctor discusses the belief that most disease is caused by defective metabolic processes, due to damage in the mitochondria. He recommends reversing this with a ketogenic diet—low in carbohydrates and high in healthy fats—resulting in less disease and more brainpower, energy, and weight loss. 2017.

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us about Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
DB91080 13 hours 38 minutes
by Michael Pollan
read by Michael Pollan
Author of Cooked (DB76762) and Food Rules (DB86363) examines the resurgent use of psychedelic drugs in the early twenty-first century—including his own experimentation with lysergic acid, also known as LSD. Discusses research into this class of drugs, historical usage, and medical and psychiatric applications. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Managing Prostate Cancer: A Guide for Living Better
DB88410 13 hours 43 minutes
by Andrew J. Roth
read by Gary Tipton
The psychiatry liaison to the Genitourinary Medical Oncology Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center advises on navigating a prostate cancer diagnosis, treatment decisions, and other lifestyle, emotional, and medical aspects of the condition. 2015.

Nature and the Environment

The Truth about Animals: Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, and Other Tales from the Wild Side of Wildlife
DB90800 10 hours 31 minutes
by Lucy Cooke
read by Lucy Cooke
Documentarian examines myths and legends surrounding the natural history and behaviors of thirteen animal species: eels, beavers, sloths, hyenas, vultures, bats, frogs, storks, hippopotamuses, moose, pandas, penguins, and chimpanzees. Analyzes misconceptions passed down as knowledge through the Bible, medieval bestiaries, ill-informed naturalists, and other sources. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century
DB90801 8 hours 7 minutes
by Kirk Wallace Johnson
read by MacLeod Andrews
Chronicle of the 2009 theft of 299 rare bird skins from a natural history museum by a musician for the purpose of supporting his hobby: the Victorian art of salmon fly-tying. Discusses the underground world of feather enthusiasts, the history of the specimens, the investigation of the crime, and the destructive instinct to harvest the beauty of nature. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Plant Messiah: Adventures in Search of the World’s Rarest Species
DB90798 8 hours 6 minutes
by Carlos Magdalena
read by Roy McMillan
Horticulturalist with the Royal Botanic Garden recounts his career working to rescue plants from extinction. Includes stories of growing up in Spain, adventures tracking down rare specimens, and the impact of plants on the cultures around them. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

River of Lost Souls: The Science, Politics, and Greed behind the Gold King Mine Disaster
DB90994 9 hours 2 minutes
by Jonathan P. Thompson
read by Lou Harpenau
Journalist chronicles the events leading up to, surrounding, and following the 2015 eruption of sludge from an abandoned mine in Silverton, Colorado, that ran down to the Navajo Nation and into the Colorado River. Examines environmental policies, the practice of fracking, and the impacts on the neighboring communities. 2018.

Psychology and Self-Help

The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life before 8AM
DB90984 5 hours 39 minutes
by Hal Elrod
read by Bob Moore
A success coach describes his own near-death experiences and how they prompted him to develop his miracle morning regime. He believes that, by doing simple things like getting up early and working through a personal development routine, anyone can experience a powerful life transformation. 2017.

Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression—and the Unexpected Solutions
DB90726 11 hours 47 minutes
by Johann Hari
read by Gary Tipton
A journalist looks at the causes and treatments for depression. While traditionally thought to be caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain, depression, the author maintains, occurs in people who are disconnected from such things as meaningful work, relationships, and nature. Some strong language. 2018.

The Mask of Masculinity: How Men Can Embrace Vulnerability, Create Strong Relationships, and Live Their Fullest Lives
DB90321 7 hours 30 minutes
by Lewis Howes
read by Brit Herring
An athlete and author explores the nine masks that men wear in society to hide their true selves: stoic, athlete, material, sexual, aggressive, joker, invincible, know-it-all, and alpha. He wants to combat the toxic masculinity that can prevent personal fulfillment. Some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong about the World—and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
DB91180 8 hours 54 minutes
by Hans Rosling
read by Richard Harries
A statistician and medical doctor believes most people hold mistaken ideas unsupported by facts about global issues such as poverty, education, and the environment. He explains that instincts and biases distort our perspective, and we don’t know what we don’t know. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

Religion

42 Faith: The Rest of the Jackie Robinson Story
DB88286 13 hours 5 minutes
by Ed Henry
read by Joe Wilson
Journalist delves into the faith of Jackie Robinson (1919–1972), the player who broke baseball’s racial barrier. Uses sermons, interviews, and an unpublished manuscript by Robinson to explore the importance of the Christian faith to Robinson during his playing career and after it. Also covers the faith of Dodgers manager Branch Rickey. 2017.

Where Is That in the Bible?
DB90823 4 hours 38 minutes
by Patrick Madrid
read by Jonathan Taylor
Television host presents a guide for Catholics to counter anti-Catholic Bible-verse-based rhetoric. Topics covered include authority, doctrines, the sacraments, customs and practices, moral issues, and non-Catholic beliefs. 2001.

The Wisdom of the Tao: Ancient Stories That Delight, Inform, and Inspire
DB91026 3 hours 51 minutes
retold by Deng Ming-Dao
read by Michael Scherer
Collection of 144 ancient Chinese stories highlighting wisdom espoused by Taoism, combining spirituality, philosophy, cosmology, governance, the human condition, life, death, and continuity. Presents lessons in contentment, kindness, independence, understanding, and gratitude. 2018.

Heavens on Earth: The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, Immortality, and Utopia
DB90756 11 hours 57 minutes
by Michael Shermer
read by Doug Ramsdell
Founder of The Skeptics Society explores the intersection of science and religion by examining the human fascination with the afterlife. Topics covered include mortal experiences and immortal quests, the scientific search for immortality, yesterdays and tomorrows, and mortality and meaning. 2018.

Science and Technology

Tales of the Quantum: Understanding Physics’ Most Fundamental Theory
DB88213 16 hours 52 minutes
by Art Hobson
read by Doug Ramsdell
Physicist explains quanta, which are tiny, highly unified bundles of energy, that make up photons, electrons, protons, atoms, and molecules. Pays particular attention to the resulting phenomena, including wave-particle duality, fundamental randomness, existence in two places simultaneously, and quantum jumps. 2017.

Graphene: The Superstrong, Superthin, and Superversatile Material That Will Revolutionize the World
DB90755 11 hours 31 minutes
by Les Johnson and Joseph Meany
read by J.P. Linton
Physicist Johnson and materials scientist Meany present an explanation of graphene, which is a member of the carbon family. Discusses its discovery and controversy, everyday uses, obstacles to its production, disruptive effect on industries, and potential future uses. 2018.

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women
DB89743 15 hours 55 minutes
by Kate Moore
read by Angela Brazil
Chronicle of the women employed during World War I as watch dial painters—requiring the use and ingestion of radium-laced paint—and their legal fight for compensation. Discusses the often gruesome physical deformities and pain the women experienced and their determination to receive justice. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Order of Time
DB91287 4 hours 22 minutes
by Carlo Rovelli
read by Benedict Cumberbatch
Physicist and author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics (DB84064) and Reality Is Not What It Seems (DB87747) presents his views on the concept and science of time. Pays particular attention to the work of Aristotle, Isaac Newton, and Albert Einstein. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Social Sciences

Racial Profiling: Everyday Inequality
DB88226 4 hours 46 minutes
by Alison Marie Behnke
read by Bob Moore
Explores the history of inequality, the many manifestations of racial profiling that arise inside and outside of the criminal justice system, and the consequences. Uses case studies to explain these social injustices, and calls for change. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death
DB89746 5 hours 39 minutes
by Caitlin Doughty
read by Caitlin Doughty
Mortician and author of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (DB80041) went on a global expedition to discover how other cultures care for the dead. From Zoroastrian sky burials to wish-granting Bolivian skulls, the author investigates the world’s funerary customs and questions the rituals of the American funeral industry. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2017.

Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every Age
DB88394 7 hours 11 minutes
by Jo Ann Jenkins
read by Kristin Allison
CEO of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) discusses opportunities to disrupt the aging process by focusing on health, wealth, and self. Uses personal anecdotes and profiles of others to illustrate points. Topics covered include the reality of aging, owning your age, designing your life, controlling your life, health, and finances. 2016.

Utopianism: A Very Short Introduction
DB87183 4 hours 17 minutes
by Lyman Tower Sargent
read by Lou Harpenau
Beginning with the coinage of the word in 1516 by Thomas More, a political scientist examines the idea of utopia, which has come to mean a nonexistent good place. Discusses literary utopias and the development of their opposite, dystopias. Looks at utopias in Christian belief and considers intentional experimental utopian communities. 2010.

Sports and Recreation

Tiger Woods
DB90888 17 hours 32 minutes
by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian
read by Barry Bernson
Two sports journalists present a portrait of professional golfer Woods. Covers his relationships with the parents who pushed him to succeed, his rise as a superstar athlete, his public life and marriage to a Swedish model, and the scandals that brought him low. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2018.

I’m Keith Hernandez: A Memoir
DB91089 9 hours 48 minutes
by Keith Hernandez
read by Keith Hernandez
Memoir of the legendary first baseman who played for both the St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Mets baseball teams. Includes stories from his youth, his wild years in the minor leagues, his pro career—including the batting race between himself and Pete Rose, and his appearances on the TV show Seinfeld. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Stage and Screen

The Big Picture: The Fight for the Future of Movies
DB91016 10 hours 3 minutes
by Ben Fritz
read by Emily Ellet
A Wall Street Journal reporter looks at the state of the motion picture industry in the twenty-first century. Using the hacking of Sony Entertainment’s emails in 2014 as a jumping-off point, he examines trends like huge movie franchises, the place for lower budget films, and the growth of streaming content services. Bestseller. 2018.

Robin
DB91088 16 hours 18 minutes
by Dave Itzkoff
read by various narrators
A New York Times reporter delivers an account of the life and career of Robin Williams, the comedian and actor known for his rapid-fire delivery and talent for improvisation. In addition to his successes, discusses the battles with addiction, depression, and illness that led to his suicide in 2014. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Black and Blue: The Redd Foxx Story
DB90914 13 hours 34 minutes
by Michael Seth Starr
read by Bob Moore
A biographer looks at the life and career of the comedian best known for the 1970s TV show Sanford and Son. Includes his years on the comedy circuit, his string of popular party albums, his acting career, and his struggles late in life. Strong language. 2011.

Travel

Eating Eternity: Food, Art and Literature in France
DB90556 4 hours 48 minutes
by John Baxter
read by Kristin Allison
Journalist and long-time resident of Paris examines the ways the French have celebrated the relationship between art and food. Provides a guide with appendices to the restaurant where Napoleon proposed to Josephine, the cafés patronized by Ernest Hemingway, Henry Miller, Isadora Duncan and Man Ray, as well as the out-of-the-way sites that bring to life the culinary experience of Paris. 2017.

The Outrun: A Memoir
DB88402 7 hours 56 minutes
by Amy Liptrot
read by Laura Adducci
Memoir of returning to live on the Orkney Islands, northeast of mainland Scotland. Discusses her family life, including her manic-depressive father; her life before in London, where she had realized that she’s an alcoholic; and her struggle to come to terms with her past while surrounded by the Orkneys’ raw beauty. 2016.

U.S. History

The Earth is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West
DB88333 18 hours 42 minutes
by Peter Cozzens
read by John Pruden
Account of post-Civil War national expansion into traditional Indian tribal lands. Examines the encroachment experienced by Native Americans, internal tribal conflicts over whether to fight or make peace, the lives of frontier soldiers, and the ethical quandaries faced by military officers who often sympathized with their native enemies. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Electrifying Fall of Rainbow City: Spectacle and Assassination at the 1901 World’s Fair
DB88334 9 hours 25 minutes
by Margaret Creighton
read by Callie Beaulieu
An account of the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, which went spectacularly awry. Many had believed it would be even more brilliant than Chicago’s White City of 1893; but it was, instead, struck by tragedy, death, and scandals, both big and small. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Revolution on the Hudson: New York City and the Hudson River Valley in the American War of Independence
DB88358 13 hours 56 minutes
by George C. Daughan
read by Jonathan Yen
The story of the struggle to win New York City, the Hudson River, and the surrounding counties during the American Revolution. Includes detailed accounts of military maneuvers and domestic politics of the time, as well as the role of the region in America’s ultimate victory. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Island That Disappeared: The Lost History of the Mayflower’s Sister Ship and Its Rival Puritan Colony
DB90766 15 hours 43 minutes
by Tom Feiling
read by Bob Moore
An account of the fates of those aboard the Seaflower, the Mayflower‘s sister ship. In 1630, these passengers founded a Puritan colony on an isolated Caribbean island called Providence. The author examines what went wrong as the experiment failed. 2017.

The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels
DB91082 10 hours 58 minutes
by Jon Meacham
read by various narrators
Author of Thomas Jefferson (DB79692) and Destiny and Power (DB82900) presents a survey of American history focusing on points of time in which the politics of fear were at a peak. Time periods include the Civil War, Reconstruction, post-World War II, and the early twenty-first century. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Colonial America: A Very Short Introduction
DB85560 5 hours 39 minutes
by Alan Taylor
read by Judie Yuill
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian offers a broad perspective on the colonization of North America, focusing not only on the English but on settlers from Spain, France, Holland, and Russia; the continent’s diverse Indian tribes; and the African slaves. 2013.

World History

No Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria
DB90829 13 hours 52 minutes
by Rania Abouzeid
read by Erin Jones
Journalist examines the Syrian conflicts that began with the demonstrations in 2011, particularly the ideologies and allegiances involved. Recounts the timeline of events and dissects the powers, propaganda, and individuals involved. Draws on more than five years of clandestine reporting on the front lines. Some violence. 2018.

Commander in Chief: FDR’s Battle with Churchill, 1943
DB88450 17 hours 36 minutes
by Nigel Hamilton
read by Doug Ramsdell
An account of the many clashes between Roosevelt and Churchill over Allied strategy during World War II. Discusses the specific strategic points over which they disagreed and the ways in which Churchill sought to redirect certain plans. Recounts FDR’s course for final victory that required making the ultimate threat. 2016.

The Cultural Revolution: A Very Short Introduction
DB85700 5 hours 15 minutes
by Richard Curt Kraus
read by Jake Williams
Recounts the eleven-year upheaval of China’s Cultural Revolution, which Communist Party chairman Mao Zedong launched in 1966 to purge his rivals and rekindle the revolutionary spirit. Details its effects on politics, the economy, and the arts; its repudiation after Mao’s death; and the ways it shaped the China of the early twenty-first century. 2012.

The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria
DB88198 16 hours 27 minutes
by Alia Malek
read by Catherine Byers
With the advent of the Arab Spring, the author returned to Damascus to reclaim her grandmother’s apartment, the loss of which was central to her family’s decision to build a life in America. She portrays the building’s tenants, restores her family’s home, and privately confronts her fears for Syria’s future. 2017.

Age of Anger: A History of the Present
DB88389 14 hours 19 minutes
by Pankaj Mishra
read by George Holmes
The author of From the Ruins of Empire (DB76629) and The Romantics (DB52514) explores the origins of the great waves of paranoid hatred that persist throughout the world in the early twenty-first century. Also discusses historical periods in which similar trends occurred. 2017.

The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction
DB87186 4 hours 30 minutes
by Julian D. Richards
read by Lou Harpenau
Explores the world of the Vikings: their history and culture and their legacy of overseas expansion for trade, colonization, and plunder. Highlights archaeological evidence to examine Viking identity and what we know about their towns, art, shipbuilding, and religious rituals. Looks at their exploitation as symbols of nationalism in the nineteenth century. 2005.

The Story of the Jews, Volume Two: Belonging, 1492–1900
DB90634 31 hours 57 minutes
by Simon Schama
read by Ken Kliban
This sequel to The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words (DB78511), covers the time between 1492 and 1900. Discusses events taking place around the globe, including China, America, Argentina, Germany, Ukraine, and Russia. Discusses disasters that befell the Jewish people, as well as triumphs they experienced. 2017.

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Books for Children

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

Children’s Fiction

Adventure

Trapped: A Mei-hua Adventure
DB88282 5 hours 3 minutes
by P.A. De Voe
read by Gabriella Cavallero
China, 1380. Mei-hua searches to uncover the evil person behind the attempts to destroy her father, a district judge. She gathers information during the Dragon Boat Festival celebrations, and tries not to become prey. For grades 4-7. 2016.

Gnome-a-geddon
DB88220 5 hours 44 minutes
by K.A. Holt
read by Steven Carpenter
Super fans of the Triumphant Gnome Syndicate series, Buck and his best friend, Lizzie, witness the author’s explosive disappearance during the release party for the third book. But when something odd happens to his sister, Willy, Buck starts to believe that gnomes and trolls are real. For grades 4-7. 2017.

The Psi Chronicles Trilogy
DB88480 17 hours 58 minutes
by Lana Krumwiede
read by Faith Potts
Trilogy, written between 2012 and 2015, featuring Taemon, a twelve-year-old boy, and a society in which everyone has telekinetic powers. In Freakling, Taemon hides his lack of abilities as his cruel brother works to have him exiled to a powerless colony. Also includes Archon and True Son. For grades 6-9. 2015.

Kävik the Wolf Dog
DB88224 5 hours 17 minutes
by Walt Morey
read by Robert Sams
A wolf dog, trained as a sledder, survives a plane crash in Alaska and is lovingly restored to health by Andy, the boy who rescues him. Kävik’s owner reclaims him, but the dog’s one thought is to get back to Andy. For grades 5-8. 1968.

Animals and Wildlife

Giant Trouble: Hamster Princess
DB88472 2 hours 27 minutes
by Ursula Vernon
read by Laura Giannarelli
When Princess Harriet climbs an enormous beanstalk, she finds an even bigger surprise—a giant rabbit is keeping a goose and a half-harp, half-hamster named Strings as prisoners. It’s up to Harriet to save the day. Sequel to Ratpunzel (DB86838). For grades 3-6. 2017.

Family

Not For Sale; Blackberry Juice; Black Gold
DB90841 2 hours 9 minutes
by Sara Cassidy
read by Jon Pinnow
Three books, written between 2015 and 2017, featuring siblings Cyrus and Rudy. In Not for Sale, the two brothers try to stop the sale of their home. In Blackberry Juice, they adjust to farm life. In Black Gold, the siblings open a roadside stand. For grades 2-4. 2017.

Nickel Bay Nick
DB88273 5 hours 16 minutes
by Dean Pitchford
read by Gregory Maupin
When eleven-year-old Sam gets into trouble again and is forced to work for his reclusive neighbor, Mr. Wells, he soon finds out that his mysterious new acquaintance hides many secrets of his own—including one that will change Sam’s life forever. For grades 4-7. 2013.

Fantasy

Granted
DB90883 8 hours 9 minutes
by John David Anderson
read by Abigail Maupin
Young fairy Ophelia Delphinium Fidgets gets her first wish-granting assignment and discovers that, although the fate of the fairy world depends on her completing her task, the job of granting a human’s wish is anything but easy. For grades 4-7. 2018.

The Last: Endling
DB91550 8 hours 36 minutes
by Katherine Applegate
read by Lisa Flanagan
Fearing she may be the last of her kind, Byx sets off to find a safe haven and to see if the legends of hidden dairne packs are true. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2018.

Worlds Collide: The Land of Stories
DB88375 7 hours 49 minutes
by Chris Colfer
read by Chris Colfer
No longer confined to their own world, Land of Stories fairy-tale characters—heroes and villains—cause mayhem in the Big Apple. Twins Conner and Alex race to restore order between the human and the fairy-tale worlds. Sequel to An Author’s Odyssey (DB85073). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2017.

Friendship

Willows vs. Wolverines
DB88494 7 hours 31 minutes
by Alison Cherry
read by Abigail Maupin
When twelve-year-old Izzy invents a master-prankster older brother, her popularity soars at Camp Foxtail—until her neglected best friend, Mackenzie, snaps and reveals her secret. For grades 5-8. 2017.

Hello, Universe
DB88222 4 hours 56 minutes
by Erin Entrada Kelly
read by Deborah Desmone
The lives of four kids are intertwined when a bully’s prank leaves shy Virgil stranded at the bottom of a well. Valencia, Kaori, and Gen band together in an epic quest to find and rescue him. For grades 3-6. 2017.

Growing Up

The Llama Llama Audiobook Collection
DB88798 0 hours 20 minutes
by Anna Dewdney
read by Anna Dewdney
Compilation of eight books, written between 2009 and 2013, featuring young Llama Llama and his adventures in school and at home. Includes Llama Llama Misses Mama, Llama Llama Time to Share, Llama Llama and the Bully Goat, Llama Llama Holiday Drama, and others. Commercial audiobook. For preschool-grade 2. 2013.

Sam the Man and the Rutabaga Plan
DB87095 1 hour 30 minutes
by Frances O’Roark Dowell
read by Richard Magesis
Sam hates vegetables. When a school project pairs him with a vegetable he knows nothing about—the rutabaga—he is surprised when he grows fond of his new little friend and plans to keep him from rotting. Sequel to Sam the Man and the Chicken Plan (DB85517). For grades 2-4. 2017.

Trouble Next Door: The Carver Chronicles, Book 4
DB87315 2 hours 28 minutes
by Karen English
read by Richard Magesis
Life isn’t easy for third-grader Calvin. After his neighbors move out, Calvin discovers that the school bully is moving in next door. To make matters worse, the competition at the school science fair is heating up, and Calvin’s data doesn’t prove his theory. For grades 2-4. 2016.

Braced
DB88217 6 hours 58 minutes
by Alyson Gerber
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
When twelve-year-old Rachel, a soccer player, learns that her scoliosis has worsened and she will need to wear a back brace to keep her spine straight, she is afraid of how this will change her life at school and how people will see her. For grades 5-8. 2017.

The End of the Wild
DB88513 5 hours 15 minutes
by Nicole Helget
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Fern helps to take care of her impoverished family by foraging for food in the forest and looking after her younger brothers; but when a fracking company rolls into town, she realizes that her peaceful woods and her family’s food source could be threatened. For grades 5-8. 2017.

Journey Home
DB88223 0 hours 17 minutes
by Lawrence McKay
read by Laura Giannarelli
Mai returns to Vietnam, the land of her mother’s birth, to search for relatives. She discovers another land that is home and learns something about herself. For grades K-3. 1998.

Historical Fiction

Counting Sheep: Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet
DB91506 0 hours 55 minutes
by Jacqueline Kelly
read by Faith Potts
In rural Texas in 1901, Callie nurses a butterfly with a broken wing and delivers a baby lamb, despite her mother’s disapproval of Callie’s unladylike behavior. Sequel to Skunked! (DB90445). For grades 2-4. 2017.

Ghost Boys
DB90875 2 hours 54 minutes
by Jewell Parker Rhodes
read by various narrators
While playing with a toy gun, twelve-year-old Jerome is shot by a white police officer. He observes the aftermath of his death and meets the ghosts of other fallen black boys, including historical figure Emmett Till. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2018.

Humor

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down
DB88557 2 hours 1 minute
by Jeff Kinney
read by various narrators
Greg Heffley’s mom wants him to take a break from video games while Halloween approaches, and he comes up with an idea to make a movie. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2016.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck
DB88555 2 hours 2 minutes
by Jeff Kinney
read by various narrators
When Greg’s best friend, Rowley, ditches him for a girlfriend, Greg sets out to try to find new friends. In middle school, however, this is much harder than it looks. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2013.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School
DB88556 1 hour 57 minutes
by Jeff Kinney
read by various narrators
When his town organizes an electronics-free event, a disgusted Greg Heffley struggles to survive life in a community without modern conveniences. Meanwhile, tension builds among kids struggling to enjoy the activities of past generations. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2015.

Hamstersaurus Rex vs. Squirrel Kong
DB88477 4 hours 56 minutes
by Tom O’Donnell
read by Jeff Allin
When Horace Hotwater Middle School’s principal blames Hamstersaurus Rex for trashing the school, Sam and Hammie Rex know that a terrifying giant squirrel is to blame. But first they have to prove that he is responsible. Sequel to Hamstersaurus Rex (DB87008). For grades 3-6. 2017.

Mystery and Detective

Ruby Redfort Catch Your Death
DB88497 9 hours 51 minutes
by Lauren Child
read by Theresa Conkin
Thirteen-year-old genius and undercover agent Ruby Redfort must capture the culprits who released tigers in the town of Twinford. Meanwhile, some priceless jewelry goes missing. Sequel to Ruby Redfort Take Your Last Breath (DB77030). For grades 5-8. 2013.

A Case in Any Case: Detective Gordon
DB88524 1 hour 23 minutes
by Ulf Nilsson
read by Patricia Kilgarriff
When Detective Gordon retires and Buffy is left alone at the police station, she hears strange noises and decides to call Gordon in to help her with the mystery. Translated from the original 2016 Swedish edition. Sequel to Detective Gordon Series, Books 1–2 (DB84527). For grades 2-4. 2017.

The Fearsome Firebird: Curiosity House
DB88488 6 hours 19 minutes
by Lauren Oliver and H.C. Chester
read by Gregory Maupin
Extraordinary orphans Sam, Pippa, Thomas, and Max barely have time to recuperate from their last adventure when a flea-circus ringmaster is accused of murder. The four investigate and believe evil Nicholas Rattigan is scheming again. Sequel to Curiosity House Series, Books 1–2 (DB84553). For grades 4-7. 2017.

Scary Stories

A Haunted Mystery, Books 1–2
DB87827 12 hours 31 minutes
by Chris Grabenstein
read by Brandon Bujnowski
Two spooky mysteries, written in 2008 and 2009, featuring eleven-year-old Zack and the active hauntings he encounters. In The Crossroads, Zack moves to Connecticut, where a terrible accident left an active spirit behind. In The Hanging Hill, a notorious criminal haunts the summer theater rehearsals. For grades 5-8. 2009.

Rest in Pieces
DB87517 2 hours 54 minutes
by Suzanne Weyn
read by Richard Magesis
When their dog, Gruff, digs up a beast’s claw in the backyard, siblings Sara and Michael are afraid he is turning into a monster. Sequel to My Brother the Ghost (DB43270). For grades 3-6. 1994.

School

The Wall of Fame Game: The Magnificent Mya Tibbs
DB88478 5 hours 50 minutes
by Crystal Allen
read by Margaret Strom
As she awaits the arrival of her new baby sister, Macey, Mya spends every night studying for the school’s Wall of Fame Game with her best friend and preparing for a chili cook-off, despite her limited culinary skills. Sequel to Spirit Week Showdown (DB83881). For grades 3-6. 2017.

A Blind Guide to Normal
DB90816 7 hours 54 minutes
by Beth Vrabel
read by Gary Telles
After spending the last year at Addison School for the Blind, Ryder relies on his sense of humor when nothing seems to be going right for him at his new school, Papuaville Middle School. Sequel to A Blind Guide to Stinkville (DB83027). For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2016.

Here’s Hank Series, Books 7–11
DB90920 5 hours 58 minutes
by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver
read by David DeBoy
Books seven through eleven, written between 2016 and 2018, featuring the humorous adventures of young Hank and his friends, Frankie and Ashley. Includes You Can’t Drink a Meatball through a Straw; The Soggy, Foggy Campout; Always Watch Out for the Flying Potato Salad!; and more. For grades K-3. 2018.

Science Fiction

In over Their Heads: Under Their Skin, Book 2
DB88269 6 hours 24 minutes
by Margaret Peterson Haddix
read by Alec Volz
Twelve-year-old twins Nick and Eryn and their robot stepsiblings, Jackson and Ava, try to save humanity from killer robots. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2017.

Holly Farb and the Princess of the Galaxy
DB88507 6 hours 26 minutes
by Gareth Wronski
read by Jon Pinnow
Kidnapped by alien pirates, Holly Farb must face bounty hunters, giant worms, perky holograms, and more as she tries to find the real princess and get home before her big test. For grades 4-7. 2017.

Sports and Recreation

The Football Girl
DB88503 4 hours 4 minutes
by Thatcher Heldring
read by Erin Jones
In the summer before starting freshman year at Pilchuck High, Tessa decides to attend football camp to see if she has what it takes. Her best friend, Caleb, is torn between supporting her playing and dealing with the complaints from his friends. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2017.

The Contract Series, Books 1–4
DB88267 14 hours 49 minutes
by Derek Jeter
read by Alec Volz
Books one through four, written between 2014 and 2017, featuring young Derek Jeter and his baseball dreams. In The Contract, Derek signs an agreement with his parents to keep his grades up while playing ball. Also includes Hit and Miss, Change Up, and Fair Ball. For grades 4-7. 2017.

The Extra Yard and Point Guard
DB88517 9 hours 29 minutes
by Mike Lupica
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
After spending the summer training with his new friends Jack and Gus, Teddy is ready for football team tryouts. His absentee father returns and upsets Teddy’s world in The Extra Yard. Gus struggles with a girl playing on his basketball team in Point Guard. For grades 4-7. 2017.

Children’s Nonfiction

Adventure

Jack London and the Klondike Gold Rush
DB88123 4 hours 27 minutes
by Peter Lourie
read by John Jessup
Recounts the daring life of Jack London (1876–1916), author of The Call of the Wild (DB49486) and White Fang (DB51689). Relates his adventures as a Stampeder during the Klondike Gold Rush and other challenging adventures. For grades 4-7. 2017.

Animals and Wildlife

Apex Predators: The World’s Deadliest Hunters, Past and Present
DB88279 0 hours 31 minutes
by Steve Jenkins
read by Jeremy Gage
Explores some of the most powerful and deadly predators that have existed on this planet. Some of these nightmarish creatures are now extinct, such as the flightless terror bird that was ten feet tall and the strange shrimp that was six-and-half-feet long. For grades K-3. 2017.

Astronomy

Exploring Space: From Galileo to the Mars Rover and Beyond
DB88462 2 hours 45 minutes
by Martin Jenkins
read by Patrick Downer
Presents a brief history of humankind’s space exploration, covering such topics as the first human missions, life on the International Space Station, and our hopes to colonize Mars. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2017.

Voyager’s Greatest Hits: The Epic Trek to Interstellar Space
DB88521 2 hours 26 minutes
by Alexandra Siy
read by J.P. Linton
A brief history and discussion of the planets and outer-space objects encountered by unmanned space probes Voyager 1 and 2, which were launched in 1977 and continued to explore space for decades. For grades 4-7. 2017.

Biography

Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code: A Navajo Code Talker’s Story
DB90917 0 hours 35 minutes
by Joseph Bruchac
read by Gary Telles
Short biography of Chester Nez, who, after being taught that his native language and culture were useless at Fort Defiance School, was later called on to use his Navajo language to help create an unbreakable military code during World War II. For grades 2-4. 2018.

Marooned in the Arctic: The True Story of Ada Blackjack, the “Female Robinson Crusoe”
DB88284 5 hours 21 minutes
by Peggy Caravantes
read by Jill Ferris
Details the extraordinary adventure of a young Inuit woman, Ada Blackjack (1898–1983). Ada was the lone survivor of a secret British expedition to claim the uninhabited Wrangel Island in northern Siberia in the early 1920s. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2016.

The Golden Thread: A Song for Pete Seeger
DB90919 0 hours 25 minutes
by Colin Meloy
read by Patrick Downer
Rhyming text explores the life and work of folk musician Pete Seeger. Highlights how his messages promoting social activism and environmental justice inspired generations. For grades K-3. 2018.

Blue Grass Boy: The Story of Bill Monroe, Father of Bluegrass Music
DB90915 0 hours 31 minutes
by Barb Rosenstock
read by Patrick Downer
Presents the story of musician Bill Monroe, the youngest of eight children, who loved playing and singing harmonies with his family on the front porch and continued to work on his craft as he grew up. His deep Kentucky roots helped him to create the unique American music called bluegrass. For grades K-3. 2018.

Young, Gifted, and Black
DB90937 1 hour 30 minutes
by Jamia Wilson
read by Faith Potts
Profiles fifty-two black heroes from the past and present, including Arctic explorer Matthew Henson, astronaut Mae Jemison, Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, jazz legend Louis Armstrong, and United States president Barack Obama. For grades 3-6. 2018.

General

Getting It Together: How to Organize Your Space, Your Stuff, Your Time—and Your Life; a Smart Girl’s Guide
DB88471 1 hour 44 minutes
by Erin Falligant
read by Mary Kane
Shares suggestions, quizzes, and real-world tips to help girls get organized at school and at home in order to alleviate stress, improve personal habits, and develop better time-management skills. For grades 4-7. 2017.

History

They Lost Their Heads! What Happened to Washington’s Teeth, Einstein’s Brain, and Other Famous Body Parts
DB90934 4 hours 45 minutes
by Carlyn Beccia
read by Jonathan Taylor
Explores the deaths of famous people and misadventures of noteworthy body parts through history. From Galileo’s bony fingers, stolen by admirers and later put on display, to the murder spree of two notorious body snatchers, William Burke and William Hare. Some violence. For grades 5-8. 2018.

Facing Frederick: The Life of Frederick Douglass, a Monumental American Man
DB91181 3 hours 46 minutes
by Tonya Bolden
read by Adam Lazarre-White
Chronicles the life of Frederick Douglass (1818–1895), and discusses his shortcomings and low points in his life as well as his victories. The author creates a portrait of this relentless warrior as a speaker and a once-enslaved abolitionist, but most importantly, as a human being. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9. 2017.

Shackles from the Deep: Tracing the Path of a Sunken Slave Ship, a Bitter Past, and a Rich Legacy
DB88476 2 hours 12 minutes
by Michael H. Cottman
read by Bob Moore
Pulitzer Prize-winning author shares the wonders of diving, detective work, and the discovery of the remnants of the slave ship Henrietta Marie, while shedding light on the history of slavery. For grades 6-9. 2017.

Nature and the Environment

Sea Otter Heroes: The Predators That Saved an Ecosystem
DB88475 1 hour 32 minutes
by Patricia Newman
read by Nanette Savard
Marine biologist investigates the mystery of how sea grasses are thriving in nutrient-polluted waters of Elkhorn Slough, an inlet of Monterey Bay in Northern California. His studies provide evidence that sea otters play an essential part in maintaining a healthy balance in this particular ecosystem. For grades 4-7. 2017.

You and Your Body

Itch! Everything You Didn’t Want to Know about What Makes You Scratch
DB90832 1 hour 19 minutes
by Anita Sanchez
read by Jonathan Taylor
Presents an overview of why we itch and explores itching’s history, anatomy, botany, and biology. Identifies some insects, plants, and fungi that can cause us to have adverse skin reactions. Suggests natural remedies, such as using a banana peel to soothe an insect bite itch. For grades 3-6. 2018.

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Foreign Language Books

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

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

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

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Caballo de Fuego 2: Congo (Fire Horse 2: Congo)
DB83906 34 horas 36 minutos
por Florencia Bonelli
leído por Martin Untrojb
Eliah llega al Congo impulsado por dos ambiciones: hacerse de una mina de coltán, el mineral más codiciado por los fabricantes de teléfonos móviles, y recuperar Matilde, a quien considera la razón de su vida. En el marco de la Segunda Guerra del Congo, el par intentan que triunfe el amor sobre la violencia. Continuación de Caballo de Fuego 1: París (DB83905). Audiolibro comercial. (Eliah reaches the Congo driven by two ambitions: to mine coltan and to recover Matilde, whom he considers the reason for his life. Within the framework of the Second Congo War, the pair try to ensure the triumph of love over violence. Sequel to Caballo de Fuego 1: París (DB83905). Unrated. Commercial audiobook.) 2014.

Caballo de Fuego 3: Gaza (Fire Horse 3: Gaza)
DB83907 39 horas 3 minutos
por Florencia Bonelli
leído por Martin Untrojb
Matilde y Eliah han vuelto a separarse: el nuevo destino de Matilde es la Franja de Gaza, el territorio más densamente poblado del mundo, donde la consigna diaria es sobrevivir. En Bagdad, por su parte, Saddam Hussein da los últimos retoques para alcanzar su sueño: convertir a Irak en una potencia nuclear. Continuación de Caballo de Fuego 2: Congo (DB83906). Audiolibro comercial. (Matilde and Eliah are separated: Matilde’s new destination is the Gaza Strip, the most densely populated area in the world, where the daily watchword is survival. In Baghdad, meanwhile, Saddam Hussein puts the finishing touches on his dream of turning Iraq into a nuclear power. Sequel to Caballo de Fuego 2: Congo (DB83906). Unrated. Commercial audiobook.) 2014.

Deseo: Cómo Mantener la Pasión y Resolver las Diferencias Sexuales (Desire: Keeping the Passion and Resolving Sexual Differences)
DB82954 13 horas 18 minutos
por Sylvia de Béjar
leído por Gilda Pizarro
Una escritora de salud española explora la expresión del deseo sexual en parejas —especialmente la falta de deseo y/o diferencias de deseo. Audiolibro comercial. (Spanish health writer explores sexual desire in couples—especially the lack of desire or differences in desire. Unrated. Commercial audiobook.) 2015.

¡Gol! La Unión Hace la Fuerza (Goal! Unity Is Strength)
DB85962 3 horas 7 minutos
por Luigi Garlando
leído por Alejandro Ruiz
A medida que la conclusión del campeonato se acerca, el entrenador de fútbol Gaston Champignon ayuda a los Cebolletas entender que lo más importante es que se mantengan unidos como un equipo. Publicado por primera vez en italiano en 2007. Para grados 3 a 6 y lectores mayores. (As the conclusion of the championship nears, soccer coach Gaston Champignon helps the Cebolletas understand that the most important thing is for them to stay united as a team. First published in Italian in 2007. For grades 3-6 and older readers.) 2010.

Ciudadano de la Galaxia (Citizen of the Galaxy)
DB90624 11 horas 51 minutos
por Robert A. Heinlein
leído por Alejandro Ruiz
Cuando era niño, Thorby es vendido como esclavo y eventualmente se convierte en la propiedad de un viejo mendigo llamado Baslim —quien no es exactamente lo que parece. Cuando Baslim muere, Thorby entrega obedientemente un mensaje que encuentra en una nave extraterrestre donde se convierte en huésped y prisionero. Traducido del inglés. (As a young boy, Thorby is sold into slavery and eventually becomes the property of an old beggar named Baslim—who isn’t exactly what he seems. When Baslim dies, Thorby dutifully delivers a message that finds him in an alien spaceship, where he becomes both guest and prisoner.) 1957.

11/22/1963
DB85952 42 horas 0 minutos
por Stephen King
leído por Martin Untrojb
El dueño de Al’s Diner —un hombre al borde de la muerte— tiene una extraña petición para su amigo, el profesor de inglés Jake Epping: viajar en el tiempo a través de un portal en la despensa del restaurante y parar el asesinato del Presidente Kennedy. Traducido del inglés. Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones de índole sexual. (The dying owner of Al’s Diner has a strange request for his friend, English teacher Jake Epping: travel in time through a portal in the restaurant and stop President Kennedy’s assassination. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2012.

Una Reina como Tú (A Queen like You)
DB90759 5 horas 59 minutos
por Francisca Lachapel
leído por Rosie Berrido
La presentadora del popular programa matutino Despierta América cuenta su historia de vida. Nacida en el pueblo de Azua en la República Dominicana, Lachapel se mudó a los Estados Unidos sola, participando en concursos de belleza y cultivando el amor por el teatro en su ascenso al estrellato televisivo. (The host of the popular morning show Despierta América recounts her life story. Born in the town of Azua in the Dominican Republic, Lachapel moved to the United States by herself, participating in beauty pageants and cultivating a love of theater in her rise to television stardom.) 2018.

Dimitri Galunov
DB82955 5 horas 52 minutos
por Blanca Miosi
leído por Antonio Carpintero
Dimitri siempre fue un niño diferente a los demás. Lo encerraron en un psiquiátrico a los once años porque pensaron que había asesinado a su familia, pero no era un demente. El director del hospital descubrió que poseía una inteligencia fuera de lo normal. Audiolibro comercial. (Dimitri was always different from other children. He was locked in a psychiatric asylum at eleven years old because they thought he had killed his family, but he was not insane. The hospital director discovered he possessed an intelligence that was out of the ordinary. Unrated. Commercial audiobook.) 2015.

Stranger: El Desafío de un Inmigrante Latino en la Era de Trump (Stranger: The Challenge of a Latino Immigrant in the Trump Era)
DB90758 6 horas 14 minutos
por Jorge Ramos
leído por Martin Untrojb
El periodista latino analiza sus experiencias y las de otros inmigrantes en los Estados Unidos a principios del siglo veintiuno, particularmente desde la elección de Donald Trump. Examina por qué él y muchos otros se sienten como extraños a pesar de décadas de vivir en Estados Unidos. (Latino journalist discusses his experiences and those of other immigrants in America in the early twenty-first century, particularly since the election of Donald Trump. Examines why he and many others feel like strangers despite decades of living in America.) 2018.

Quidditch a Través de los Tiempos (Quidditch through the Ages)
DB85957 1 hora 45 minutos
por J.K. Rowling
leído por Alejandro Ruiz
Una historia del juego disfrutado y jugado por los estudiantes del Colegio Hogwarts de Magia y Hechicería. El libro comienza con la evolución de la escoba voladora —un accesorio que Harry Potter usa hábilmente— y describe las reglas del Quidditch, los equipos famosos de otros siglos, y los desarrollos mundiales del juego. Traducido del inglés. Para grados 4 a 7 y lectores mayores. (A history of the game enjoyed and played at Hogwarts School. Begins with the evolution of the flying broomstick—which Harry Potter excels at maneuvering—and discusses the rules of Quidditch, famous teams of other centuries, and worldwide developments of the game. For grades 4-7 and older readers.) 2001.

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Audio Magazines

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

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

American History (bimonthly (6 issues))

Analog Science Fiction and Fact (10 issues)

Asimov’s Science Fiction (10 issues)

The Atlantic (10 issues)

Audubon (bimonthly (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 (bimonthly (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 (6 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; monthly)

Horticulture (bimonthly (6 issues))

Humpty Dumpty (bimonthly (6 issues))

Kiplinger’s Retirement Report (12 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 (bimonthly (6 issues))

National Review (24 issues)

The New Yorker (47 issues)

The New York Times Book Review (weekly)

O, The Oprah Magazine (12 issues)

Oklahoma Today (bimonthly (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)

Reader’s Digest (10 issues)

Rolling Stone (12 issues)

Seventeen (6 issues)

Smithsonian (11 issues)

Sound & Vision (10 issues)

Southern Living (13 issues)

Spider (for children; 9 issues)

Sports Illustrated (27 issues)

Sports Illustrated Kids (12 issues)

Talking Book Topics (6 issues; also contains NLS News, published quarterly)

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)