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Talking Book Topics November–December 2021

Volume 87, Number 6

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The National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled
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Table of Contents

Talking Book Topics

In Brief

Books for Adults

Books for Children

Foreign Language

Audio Magazines

In Brief

New NLS Director

NLS welcomes Jason Broughton as its new Director. Broughton began his tenure on September 12, 2021. Prior to joining the Library of Congress, he was the first African American to serve as Vermont State Librarian, a position he held since 2019. He also held numerous library roles in South Carolina and Georgia, where he used his training as an educator to focus on issues such as workforce development and public outreach engagement.

Broughton earned his M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina, a M.S. in Public Administration from the University of South Florida and a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Florida A&M University. As Director, he is responsible for the oversight and administration of the NLS programs including the expansion of online and digital delivery of services and the organization’s ongoing modernization efforts.

Braille and/or Large-print Calendars for 2022

Listed below are organizations that sell or distribute braille and/or large-print calendars for 2022. Prices are subject to change, and being listed here does not imply endorsement of any particular product.

Large Print Calendar Company
A division of Accessibility dot Net, Inc.
PO Box 641948
Omaha, NE  68164
866-539-4357 toll-free
402-491-3221 fax
www.accessibility.net External
https://largeprintcalendar.com External

  • Jumbo large-print monthly wall 2022 calendar. Opens to 22″ × 11″. 13 months, January 2022 to January 2023. National holidays are highlighted by gray background. Denotes other holidays and lunar cycles. $17.95.
  • Large-print monthly desktop 2022 calendar. Opens to 11″ × 8.5″. 13 months, January 2022 to January 2023 National holidays are highlighted by gray background. Denotes other holidays and lunar cycles. $15.95.
  • Large-print weekly appointment and planner 2022 with laminated covers. Opens to show one week on two pages. 13 months, January 2022 to January 2023. National holidays are highlighted by gray background. Denotes other holidays and lunar cycles. $21.95.

American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults
1800 Johnson St.ßß
Baltimore, MD 21230
410-659-9315
410-685-2340 fax
www.actionfund.org External

  • Braille 6″ × 6.5″ calendar. Features one page per month, a personal day page, and a listing of major holidays. Free. Patrons can request up to three braille calendars.

American Printing House for the Blind
1839 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206
800-223-1839 toll-free
502-899-2284 fax
[email protected] 
https://shop.aph.org External

  • Braille datebook in a two-ring binder. Features tabbed pages of durable plastic; comes with a saddle-shaped stylus and a pamphlet with print and braille tips. Catalog no. 1-07899-21, $105. Dimensions 12.6 × 14.5 × 3.4 in. Twelve compatible tabbed plastic calendar pages may be purchased separately. Catalog no. 1-07898-21, $15.
  • Large-print (60-point) EZ track calendar and appointment book in a three-ring binder. Four days per page, with room for notes.
    • Calendar with binder. Catalog no. 1-07900-22, $109. Dimensions 11.4166 × 11.625 × 2.25 in. This product is discontinued.
    • Insert pages Catalog no. 1-07901-22, $105.
  • Print/braille (36-point) 8.5″ × 11″ APH InSights Art Calendar. Includes holidays and moon phases. Features the work of artists with visual impairments. Catalog no. 5-18971-22, $8.
  • Print/braille everyday activities calendar in a three-ring binder. Features color dividers between each month and two days per page. For children ages three to eight. Catalog no. 1-08121-00, $120.
  • Print/braille individual calendar kit. Contains two brightly colored, embossed, bold-line grid sheets for making your own monthly calendar. Catalog no. 1-18971-00, $18.

Braille Association of Mid-Florida, Inc.
PO Box 140908
Orlando, FL 32714
[email protected] 
http://www.bmfl.org/calenders.php External

  • Braille 11″ × 11.5″ spiral-bound calendar with original graphic artwork on each month page. Customers can request personalized braille messages. $15.

Braille Works
942 Darby Lake Rd.
Seffner, FL 33584
813-654-4050
800-258-7544 toll-free
813-689-8628 fax
[email protected] 
https://brailleworks.com External

  • Braille 11″ × 17″ wall calendar with images. Spiral-bound. Contact vendor for price.

The Carroll Center for the Blind
770 Centre St.
Newton, MA 02458
800-852-3131 toll-free
[email protected] 
www.carroll.org/store External

  • Large-print 11″ × 9″ monthly calendar. $17.
  • Large-print 17.5″ × 22.5″ wall calendar. $11.

Cleveland Sight Center
Eyedea Shop
1909 E. 101st St.
Cleveland, OH 44106-8696
877-776-9563 toll-free
[email protected] 
www.eyedeashop.com External

  • Large-print 11″ × 17″ calendar. Opens to 22″ × 17″. $10.
  • Large-print 9″ × 11″ date planner. Opens to 11″ × 17″. $18.

Florida Reading & Vision Technology
2880 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Ste. 104
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
800-981-5119 toll-free
[email protected] 
www.floridareading.com External

  • Large-print extra-large monthly calendar. 17″ × 22″ per monthly view. Each day measures 2.5″ × 3.5″. $14.95.

Independent Living Aids, LLC
137 Rano St.
Buffalo, NY 14207
716-332-2970 phone
800-537-2118 toll-free
716-873-3632 fax
855-937-3906 toll-free fax
[email protected] 
www.independentliving.com External

  • Large-print 11″ × 9″ monthly calendar. Catalog no. 430740, $14.45.
  • Large-print 17″ × 11″ calendar. Catalog no. 435152, $6.49.
  • Jumbo-print 17″ × 22″ calendar. Catalog no. 435153, $7.45.
  • EZ2See Large Print Weekly/Monthly Planner. 8.5″ × 11″ spiral bound weekly planner with fonts as large as 55 point. Catalog no. 430742, $21.95.

JBI Library
110 E. 30th St.
New York, NY 10016
212-889-2525
800-433-1531
[email protected] 
www.jbilibrary.org External

  • Large-print 11″ × 17″ 16-month calendar in English and Hebrew. The calendar indicates secular and Jewish holidays and includes the weekly candle-lighting times. Free to eligible individuals.
  • Braille 11″ × 17″ 16-month calendar in English and Hebrew. The calendar indicates secular and Jewish holidays and includes the weekly candle-lighting times. Free to eligible individuals.

The Jewish Heritage for the Blind
1655 E. 24th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11229
718-338-4999
800-995-1888 toll-free
[email protected] 
www.jewishheritage.org External

  • Large-print 8.5″ × 11″ Jewish weekly wall calendar in English and Hebrew. The calendar reflects the traditional Jewish year, beginning at Rosh Hashanah. Includes weekly candle-lighting times for selected cities. Free.

LS&S LLC
145 River Rock Dr.
Buffalo, NY 14207
800-468-4789 toll-free
877-498-1482 fax
[email protected] 
www.LSSproducts.com External

  • Large-print 11″ × 17″ spiral-bound calendar. Catalog no. 421055, $6.49.
  • Large-print 17″ × 22″ planning calendar. Catalog no. 421056, $7.45.

Lutheran Braille Workers
PO Box 5000
Yucaipa, CA 92399
800-925-6092 toll-free
[email protected] 
www.lbwloveworks.org External

  • Braille 8.5″ × 11″ scripture calendar. Features a Bible verse and tactile graphic for each month. Free
  • Large-print (18-point) 8.5″ × 14″ edition. Free.

MaxiAids
42 Executive Blvd.
Farmingdale, NY 11735
800-522-6294 toll-free
631-752-0738 TTY
631-752-0689 fax
[email protected] 
www.maxiaids.com External

  • The Big Print date calendar. Opens to 11.12″ × 18.25″. Catalog no. 55681-21, $6.99.
  • Large-print 8.5″ × 11″ spiral-bound Giant Print Calendar. Opens to 11″ × 17″. Includes pages for notes and appointments. Catalog no. 19050-21, $4.49.
  • Large-print 11″ × 17″ spiral-bound Jumbo Print Calendar. Opens to 22″ × 17″. Printed in black ink on white paper. Catalog no. 9032003-22, $7.95
  • Large-print 11″ × 17″ Low-Vision Calendar. Catalog no. 19055-21, $3.49.

Michigan Braille Transcribing Fund
3500 N. Elm Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201
517-780-5096
517-780-5448 fax
[email protected] 
http://mi-braille.org External

  • Print/braille 4.5″ × 6″ spiral-bound calendar. Includes a separate listing of major holidays. Free.

National Federation of the Blind
Independence Market
200 E. Wells St.
Baltimore, MD 21230
410-659-9314, ext. 2216
[email protected] 
www.nfb.org/independence-market External

  • Braille 6.5″ × 6.5″ spiral-bound calendar. Features one page per month and a listing of major holidays. Catalog no. BBC21B, free.
  • Large-print 8.5″ × 11″ spiral-bound calendar with inside pockets. Features two-page calendar view with two-inch blocks for each day of the month, a monthly notes page, and a three-month calendar overview. Catalog no. AIL02C, $13.
  • Easy2See large-print appointment planner. Spiral-bound organizer, measures 8.5″ × 11″. Monthly views and weekly spreads with weekday cells measuring 3.25″ × 8″; font is at least 40 point; dark-bordered writing areas are unlined inside. Catalog no. AIL42P, $20.

The Shop at The Sight Center of Northwest Ohio
1002 Garden Lake Pkwy.
Toledo, OH 43614
419-720-3937, ext. 124
[email protected] 
www.SightCenterToledo.org External
www.ShopAtTheShop.org External

  • Large-print 18″ × 24″ month-per-view wall calendar. Contact vendor for price.

Sioux Links Publishing
Attn: Customer Service
PO Box 112
Dell Rapids, SD 57022
605-740-0398
[email protected] 
www.largeprintonline.biz/Home.html External

  • Large-print 11.5″ × 17.5″ monthly wall calendar. Opens to 23″ × 17.5″. $22.

Books for Adults

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

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

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

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

Adult Fiction

Adventure

Marauder
DB101367 9 hours 26 minutes
by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison
read by Scott Brick
While interrupting an attack on a Kuwaiti oil tanker, Juan Cabrillo and his team discover something even more dangerous: a ruthless billionaire’s dying wish has allowed a paralyzing chemical to end up in the hands of a terrorist group. When his crew member falls victim to the poison, Cabrillo must find an antidote. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Ashes, Books 10-12
DB100250 35 hours 29 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Richard Davidson
Books ten through twelve in the series, published in 1989 and 1990. In Trapped in the Ashes, the terrorist Khasmin teams up with the cannibalistic Night People against Ben. Also includes Death in the Ashes and Survival in the Ashes. Sequel to Ashes, Books 7-9 (DB99988). Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 1990.

Ashes, Books 22-23
DB101178 16 hours 30 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Ray Foushee
The twenty-second and twenty-third books in the series, published in 1996 and 1997. In Chaos in the Ashes, anarchists seek to destroy America’s new future as the Tri-States. Also includes Slaughter in the Ashes. Sequel to Ashes, Books 19-21 (DB100704). Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 1997.

Family

Nights When Nothing Happened
DB101437 7 hours 11 minutes
by Simon Han
read by James Chen
When young Annabel begins sleepwalking, the Cheng family’s secrets begin to surface. They moved to Plano in order to find safety, but buried resentments both from within the family and from without threaten their security. Oldest child Jack does his best to protect his little sister. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Under Shifting Stars
DB101459 7 hours 59 minutes
by Alexandra Latos
read by various narrators
When their brother Adam died, Clare blamed her twin, Audrey, for the accident, and their relationship suffered. Now in different schools, Audrey deals with bullying for being neurodiverse while Clare comes to terms with her own gender identity. Strong language and descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2020.

Fantasy

The Last Druid
DB101079 15 hours 7 minutes
by Terry Brooks
read by Simon Vance
The Four Lands reels under the Skaar invasion. As one group defends their homeland, another journeys across the sea to the homeland of the Skaar with a new invention. And a third group is trapped in a deadly realm from which there may be no escape. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Lost Book of the White: The Eldest Curses, Book 2
DB100994 13 hours 17 minutes
by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu
read by B.D. Wong
Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood must recover a book stolen by warlocks Ragnor Fell and Shinyun Jung, who are being controlled by a Greater Demon. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2020.

Ring Shout: or, Hunting Ku Kluxes in the End Times
DB101148 5 hours 39 minutes
by P. Djèlí Clark
read by Channie Waites
In 1915, the Ku Klux Klan spread fear and violence in their plan to bring Hell to Earth. Standing in their way is Maryse Boudreaux and her fellow resistance fighters. Armed with blade, bullet, and bomb, they hunt their hunters and send the Klan’s demons straight to Hell. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Piranesi
DB100700 7 hours 26 minutes
by Susanna Clarke
read by Doug Ramsdell
Piranesi’s house is no ordinary building: its rooms are infinite, its corridors endless, and an ocean is imprisoned within its walls. He shares the house with the Other, who asks Piranesi
for help but hides his true intentions. Strong language. 2020.

Undead and Done
DB103313 8 hours 20 minutes
by MaryJanice Davidson
read by Nancy Wu
It had been a well-kept secret for centuries, but now the existence of vampires is all over the news, thanks to Betsy Taylor’s half sister (and frustrated former Antichrist), Laura. Life for the undead will never be the same, and it’s up to Betsy to do some damage control. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Legendborn
DB100993 18 hours 57 minutes
by Tracy Deonn
read by Joniece Abbott-Pratt
After witnessing a magical attack, Bree infiltrates Legendborn, a secret society claiming to be the descendants of King Arthur and his knights. She suspects the group is somehow connected to her mother’s death. Strong language and some violence. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2020.

The Archive of the Forgotten
DB101024 13 hours 12 minutes
by A.J. Hackwith
read by Bahni Turpin
The Library of the Unwritten in Hell was saved from total devastation, but hundreds of potential books were destroyed. While former librarian Claire and Brevity the muse are trying to adjust to their new roles, the remains of those books begin to leak a strange ink. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Chronicles of Dragon: Special Edition, Books 1-5
DB101240 21 hours 39 minutes
by Craig Halloran
read by Mark Ashby
Special edition compilation, written in 2012 and 2013, featuring a young dragon trapped in human form. Includes The Hero, the Sword, and the Dragons, Dragon Bones and Tombstones, Terror at the Temple, Clutch of the Cleric, and Hunt for the Hero. Some violence. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2013.

The Chronicles of Dragon: Special Edition, Books 6-10
DB101241 23 hours 12 minutes
by Craig Halloran
read by Stephen Van Doren
Special edition compilation featuring the adventures of a ragtag group of heroes. In Siege at the Settlements, Nath Dragon attempts to reverse a curse and rescue more dragons. Includes Strife in the Sky, Fight and the Fury, War in the Winds, and Finale. Some violence. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2014.

Magic Lessons
DB101090 13 hours 28 minutes
by Alice Hoffman
read by Sutton Foster
In the 1600s, Maria was abandoned in a snowy field in rural England as a baby. Hannah Owens takes her in and teaches her, recognizing that even as a child Maria has a magical gift. Prequel to Practical Magic (DB40461). Commercial audiobook. 2020.

A Cavern of Black Ice
DB99981 35 hours 23 minutes
by J.V. Jones
read by George Holmes
In a deadly wilderness where nature and the gods have no mercy, Ash and Raif are young fugitives mysteriously drawn together on an apocalyptic journey, where they encounter dark magic, great bravery, and unimaginable danger. Violence and some strong language. 1999.

A Sword from Red Ice: Book Three of Sword of Shadows
DB100352 29 hours 2 minutes
by J.V. Jones
read by Emily Ellet
For sacred warrior Ash March to realise her true potential as a Reach, she must keep safe as the perils around her multiply. Raif Sevrance travels to the wastes of the Red Glaciers to recover the legendary sword named Loss. Sequel to A Fortress of Grey Ice (DB100280). Violence and some strong language. 2007.

A River of Royal Blood
DB101472 10 hours 43 minutes
by Amanda Joy
read by Soneela Nankani
Princess Eva must harness the magick inside her to defeat her older sister, Isadore, as well as other forces, and win the crown in the Queendom of Myre—or die trying. Some strong language. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Elemental Logic, Books 1-4
DB100741 54 hours 30 minutes
by Laurie J. Marks
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Four fantasy novels published 2002-2019. In Fire Logic, an occupying army, cut off from their homeland, has to make peace with those they have brutally suppressed. Also includes Earth Logic, Water Logic, and Air Logic. Some violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2019.

Black Sun
DB101429 12 hours 49 minutes
by Rebecca Roanhorse
read by various narrators
In the holy city of Tova, the winter solstice celebration is coinciding with a solar eclipse, a rare celestial event the Sun Priest believes will lead to an unbalancing of the world. As the priests prepare, a ship heads towards Tova with a seemingly harmless passenger. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Awakening: The Dragon Heart Legacy, Book 1
DB101360 15 hours 29 minutes
by Nora Roberts
read by Barrie Kreinik
Breen Kelly is debt-ridden and working a job she hates when she discovers her mother has been hiding money left to her by her long-lost father. She treats herself to a trip to Ireland and falls through a portal to a magical land where she has a dangerous destiny. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Rhythm of War
DB101433 57 hours 29 minutes
by Brandon Sanderson
read by various narrators
After forming a coalition of human resistance against the enemy invasion, Dalinar Kholin and his Knights Radiant have spent a year fighting a brutal war. Now, as technological discoveries by Navani Kholin’s scholars begin to change the face of the war, the enemy prepares a bold and dangerous operation. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.

The Tower of Fools
DB101307 19 hours 9 minutes
by Andrzej Sapkowski
read by Peter Kenny
Reinmar of Bielawa is a doctor, a magician and, according to some, a charlatan. Wen a thoughtless indiscretion finds him caught in the crosshairs of a powerful noble family, he is forced to flee his home. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
DB100901 17 hours 13 minutes
by V.E. Schwab
read by Julia Whelan
France, 1714. In a moment of desperation, Addie LaRue makes a Faustian bargain to live forever, but is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore who remembers her name. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.

Cast in Firelight
DB103140 11 hours 42 minutes
by Dana Swift
read by Eva Wilhelm
Royal magic-wielding heirs of respective kingdoms Adraa and Jatin know that their arranged marriage will unite two of Wickery’s most powerful territories—but they don’t get along. With the criminal underbelly making a move for control, however, the pair must trust each other. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2020.

A Sky beyond the Storm
DB101479 17 hours 12 minutes
by Sabaa Tahir
read by various narrators
Laia, Elias, and Helene must risk everything to defeat their foes—both human and supernatural—and prevent the coming of an otherworldly maelstrom. Sequel to A Reaper at the Gates (DB91539). Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2020.

The Big Book of Classic Fantasy: The Ultimate Collection
DB100275 58 hours 15 minutes
edited by Ann VanderMeer and Jeff VanderMeer
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Ninety short stories selected to represent the roots of fantasy literature. Ranging from the early 1800s to World War II, the collection includes stories from Washington Irving, Franz Kafka, Willa Cather, J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert E. Howard, and more. Some violence and some strong language. 2019.

Hench
DB101086 14 hours 17 minutes
by Natalie Zina Walschots
read by Alex McKenna
Anna does boring things for terrible people because even criminals need office help. As a temp, she’s just a cog in the machine. But when she finally gets a promising assignment, everything goes very wrong, and an encounter with a so-called "hero" changes her life. Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

General

Leave the World Behind
DB101085 7 hours 28 minutes
by Rumaan Alam
read by Marin Ireland
Amanda and Clay rent a house in a remote corner of Long Island with their teenage children for a quiet vacation. Late one night the couple that own the house knock on the door, bringing the news of a sudden blackout in New York City. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.

The Silence
DB101083 1 hour 54 minutes
by Don DeLillo
read by various narrators
Jim and Tessa are on a transatlantic flight between Paris and New York. When they land, they plan to head to a dinner party at the home of a retired physics professor and her husband, but there is a sudden global disruption that severs all the digital connections. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Strawberry Thief
DB96265 13 hours 9 minutes
by Joanne Harris
read by Laura Giannarelli
Vianne and her daughter Rosette run the chocolate shop in the small French village of Lansquenet-sous-Tannes. But when the local florist dies, leaving a parcel of land to Rosette and a written confession to Father Reynaud, it throws their quiet lives—and the entire village—into disarray. 2019.

Crystal Clear
DB101267 2 hours 27 minutes
by Beverly Jenkins
read by Gabriella Cavallero
A safe, stable life should be everything that teenaged Crystal ever wanted and she knows she should count her blessings. People say you can never go back home, but Crystal thinks they’re wrong, and heads back to Dallas, to see what she left behind. Some strong language. 2017.

Fresh Water for Flowers
DB100248 15 hours 13 minutes
by Valérie Perrin
read by Emily Ellet
Violette is the caretaker at a cemetery in a small town in France whose husband disappeared. Julien, a police detective, arrives one day to scatter the ashes of his recently deceased mother on the gravesite of a stranger. Translated from the 2018 French edition. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2020.

Gossip from Thrush Green
DB99964 8 hours 20 minutes
by Miss Read
read by Terry Donnelly
Another sketch of British country life in the serene Cotswold hamlet of Thrush Green. Dotty Harmer, the eccentric animal lover, becomes seriously ill just as a new resident is born. A catastrophic fire and a quartet of rock musicians disturb the peace and quicken the pace of life. 1981.

Shuggie Bain
DB101310 17 hours 33 minutes
by Douglas Stuart
read by Angus King
In 1980s Glasgow, Shuggie’s mother Agnes is a burden for him and his siblings. Obsessed with keeping up appearance, she finds increasing solace in drink, abandoning Shuggie to care for her as she swings between alcoholic binges and sobriety. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Story Keeper
DB102490 11 hours 55 minutes
by Lisa Wingate
read by various narrators
When successful New York editor Jen Gibbs discovers a decaying slush-pile manuscript on her desk, she has no idea that the story of Sarra, a young mixed-race woman trapped in Appalachia at the turn of the twentieth century, will both take her on a journey and change her forever. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Gothics

Plain Bad Heroines
DB101142 19 hours 30 minutes
by Emily M. Danforth
read by Xe Sands
A century after the macabre deaths of several students at a New England girls’ boarding school, the release of a sensational book on the school’s history inspires a horror film adaptation that renews suspicions of a curse when the cast and crew arrive at the long-abandoned building. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Historical Fiction

Mrs. Lincoln’s Sisters
DB101138 12 hours 27 minutes
by Jennifer Chiaverini
read by Cassandra Campbell
1875. Elizabeth Edwards discovers that her sister, former First Lady Mary Lincoln, has attempted suicide and may be committed to an asylum. The Civil War split their family along with the country, but Mary’s sisters must resolve their differences if they hope to save her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Woman with the Blue Star
DB103315 12 hours 23 minutes
by Pam Jenoff
read by various narrators
Ella Stepanek is an affluent Polish girl living a life of relative ease with her stepmother, who has developed close alliances with the occupying Germans. While on an errand in the market, she catches a glimpse of a girl hiding beneath a grate in the street. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Miss Benson’s Beetle
DB101436 12 hours 6 minutes
by Rachel Joyce
read by Juliet Stevenson
London, 1950. Schoolteacher Miss Margery Benson has reached her limit. She quits her job, determined to search for the beetle she fell in love with at the age of ten. After hiring the scattered Enid Pretty, they set off to the South Pacific looking for adventure. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.

Opium and Absinthe
DB100341 13 hours 11 minutes
by Lydia Kang
read by Pilar Witherspoon
New York, 1899. Eighteen-year-old Tillie Pembroke is obsessed with knowing the whole truth of the world. After an accidental injury, she becomes addicted to laudanum. When her beloved sister goes missing and turns up dead, Tillie is convinced the cause is a vampire like in Bram Stoker’s new book, Dracula. Violence. 2020.

Jackie and Maria: A Novel of Jackie Kennedy & Maria Callas
DB101464 12 hours 55 minutes
by Gill Paul
read by Lisa Flanagan
1957. World renowned soprano Maria Callas meets shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis in Venice and the two begin a torrid affair. Meanwhile, Aristotle extends an offer of friendship to future first lady Jackie Kennedy. Jackie’s and Maria’s lives slowly intertwine over the years. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Stories from Suffragette City
DB101328 8 hours 58 minutes
edited by M.J. Rose and Fiona Davis
read by Tavia Gilbert
Collection of twenty-three short stories all set on October 23, 1915, when tens of thousands of women marched up Fifth Avenue in New York City, demanding the right to vote. Authors include Lisa Wingate, M.J. Rose, Steve Berry, Christina Baker Kline, Jamie Ford, and Dolen Perkins-Valdez. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Bonnie
DB101129 10 hours 4 minutes
by Christina Schwarz
read by Candace Thaxton
Bonnie
Parker grew up poor, but she’d been an honor roll student. She dreamed of stardom. Her mother can’t believe Bonnie’s in jail. But when Bonnie
encounters Clyde Barrow, what few prospects she has left dry up and disappear as they live the life of outlaws. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Eagle’s Claw: A Novel of the Battle of Midway
DB103661 11 hours 36 minutes
by Jeff Shaara
read by Paul Michael
Spring 1942. The United States is reeling from Pearl Harbor, but the Americans are determined to turn the tide. The key comes from Commander Joe Rochefort, a little-known code breaker who cracks the Japanese military encryption. But the battle to counter those plans must still be fought. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Her Last Flight
DB101133 13 hours 19 minutes
by Beatriz Williams
read by Cassandra Campbell
1947. Photographer Janey Everett arrives in a remote surfing village on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. She is researching the life of aviator Sam Mallory and believes his secrets are kept by Irene Lindquist, whom Janey suspects of being the famed—and missing—aviatrix, Irene Foster. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Our Woman in Moscow
DB103711 12 hours 40 minutes
by Beatriz Williams
read by various narrators
In 1948, Iris Digby vanished from London with her American diplomat husband and their two children. Four years later, Iris’s twin sister Ruth receives a postcard. Within days, Ruth is on her way to Moscow, posing as the wife of a counterintelligence agent to extract the Digbys from behind the Iron Curtain. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Holidays

A Dog’s Perfect Christmas
DB101082 7 hours 34 minutes
by W. Bruce Cameron
read by Ann Marie Lee
An emergency arises for the fractured Goss family, one with the potential to not only ruin Christmas, but everything holding the family together. Is the arrival of a lost puppy yet another calamity, or could the little canine be just what they all need? Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

In a Holidaze
DB101089 7 hours 42 minutes
by Christina Lauren
read by Patti Murin
With her life a mess, Maelyn Jones is looking forward to spending one last Christmas at her family’s cabin in Utah. On her way, she is in an accident, and wakes to find herself in a time loop where she relives the same holiday over and over. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Jingle All the Way
DB101022 5 hours 30 minutes
by Debbie Macomber
read by Thérèse Plummer
Real estate executive Everly Lancaster is a workaholic. Sensing her stress, Everly’s business partner insists she take December off. But her vengeful assistant books a cruise in the Amazon instead of the luxury beach vacation she expected. Luckily the trip is guided by charming naturalist Asher Adams. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Happily This Christmas
DB101032 8 hours 2 minutes
by Susan Mallery
read by Tanya Eby
Wynn Beauchene has a thriving business, a great kid and a mildly embarrassing crush on the guy next door—local cop Garrick McCabe. She can’t help dreaming what-if about a man she barely knows, until he unexpectedly needs her help. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Christmas Table
DB101018 4 hours 50 minutes
by Donna VanLiere
read by Donna VanLiere
Lauren Mabrey discovers she is pregnant. She goes in search of furniture and discovers a table recently refinished. In a stuck drawer, she finds a stack of recipe cards and a mystery forty years in the making that may give her the peace she seeks. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Human Relationships

The Secrets We Keep
DB101168 11 hours 3 minutes
by Stephanie Butland
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Elizabeth’s husband Mike leaves to walk the dog one night and never comes back. Mike has drowned while saving a teenage girl named Kate, his dog standing on the bank barking frantically as the police pull his body from the water. His death leaves behind questions. Strong language. 2014.

This Time Next Year
DB101441 10 hours 32 minutes
by Sophie Cousens
read by Hannah Arterton
Minnie Cooper and Quinn Hamilton were born at the same hospital just after midnight on New Year’s Day, but Quinn seemed to have all the luck. When Minnie unexpectedly runs into Quinn at a New Year’s party on their mutual thirtieth birthday, she can’t help but compare their lives. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Restaurant
DB101174 5 hours 34 minutes
by Pamela M. Kelley
read by Eva Wilhelm
Sisters Mandy, Emma, and Jill are surprised when they learn they have inherited a Nantucket restaurant and must work together for a year—or lose their shares to the chef, Paul. Paul was Emma’s first love, and now he’s their business partner. 2020.

His Only Wife
DB101187 8 hours 9 minutes
by Peace Adzo Medie
read by Mare Trevathan
When Eli’s family offers Afi the financially advantageous deal of marrying him in order to distract him from an inappropriate woman, she takes it to secure her mother’s future. But Afi’s experiences in the big city of Accra have her reevaluating her own dreams. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2020.

The Summer of Lost and Found
DB103655 9 hours 57 minutes
by Mary Alice Monroe
read by Cassandra Campbell
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Linnea is furloughed from the aquarium job she adores. To complicate matters, her new love interest, Gordon, struggles to return to South Carolina’s Isle of Palms from England. Meanwhile her old flame, John, turns up from California and is quarantining next door. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Love for Beginners
DB103665 9 hours 54 minutes
by Jill Shalvis
read by Erin Mallon
When Emma Harris wakes up from a coma, she learns that her fiancé‚ and her best friend have fallen in love, she’s lost her job, and the life she knew is gone. Overwhelmed but grateful to be alive, she starts over from scratch. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Missing Pieces, Books 1-4
DB101254 27 hours 7 minutes
by Danielle Stewart
read by Emily Pike Stewart
Four novels of family and love, published in 2019 and 2020. In The Bend in Redwood Road, a woman and the daughter she gave up at birth both search for answers. Also includes The Pier at Jasmine Lake, The Bridge in Sunset Park, and The Stairs to Chapel Creek. Some strong language. 2020.

Just Our Luck
DB102024 6 hours 3 minutes
by Julia Walton
read by Alec Volz
Leo has always been told to stay away from Evey Paros and her family, but after his anxiety disorder causes a fight at school, he has no choice but to ask for her help. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2020.

Humor

The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop
DB101078 7 hours 59 minutes
by Fannie Flagg
read by Fannie Flagg
Bud Threadgoode, from Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle-Stop Cafe (DB26698), decides to return to Whistle Stop one last time with his daughter, Ruthie. There, he finds new friends and discovers surprises about his Aunt Idgie and others from the town. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Jeeves and the Leap of Faith: A Novel in Homage to P.G. Wodehouse
DB101020 7 hours 5 minutes
by Ben Schott
read by Daniel Ings
Jeeves, butler extraordinaire and secret intelligence agent from Jeeves and the King of Clubs (DB93086), is sent on another mission for His Majesty’s Government. With his employer Bertie Wooster, he pokes around the mean streets of Mayfair and the spires of Cambridge all while avoiding annoying aunts. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Legal Themes

The Law of Innocence
DB101096 12 hours 30 minutes
by Michael Connelly
read by Peter Giles
Defense attorney Mickey Haller is pulled over by police, who find the body of a client in the trunk of his Lincoln. When Haller is charged with murder and can’t make the exorbitant bail slapped on him by a vindictive judge, he must strategize and build his defense from his jail cell. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Mike Daley/Rosie Fernandez, Books 2-4
DB100382 43 hours 18 minutes
by Sheldon Siegel
read by Joe Wilson
Three novels published 2001-2003, featuring attorney Mike Daley—an ex-priest, ex-public defender, and ex-partner of a prominent San Francisco law firm—and his legal partner Rosie Fernandez. Includes Incriminating Evidence, Criminal Intent, and Final Verdict, in which the man who ruined Mike’s and Rosie’s marriage needs help with a murder charge. Strong language. 2003.

Mike Daley/Rosie Fernandez, Books 8-10
DB100737 22 hours 34 minutes
by Sheldon Siegel
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Three novels, published 2017-2019, featuring ex-spouses and San Francisco public defenders Mike Daley and Rosie Fernandez. Includes Felony Murder Rule, Serve and Protect, and Hot Shot, in which a young woman may have purposefully killed her sugar daddy with a hot shot of heroin. 2019.

LGBT Themes

Darius the Great Deserves Better
DB101048 7 hours 40 minutes
by Adib Khorram
read by Michael Levi Harris
Darius has everything he thought he wanted—a new boyfriend, an internship, and a spot on the soccer team—but growing up makes him question everything. Sequel to Darius the Great Is Not Okay (DB92265). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2020.

Literature

Septuagenarian Stew: Stories & Poems
DB101165 9 hours 31 minutes
by Charles Bukowski
read by Jon Huffman
Short stories and poems by the author of Hollywood (DB85240) and On Writing (DB84046) exploring the lives of those who live in the backstreets of Los Angeles. In "I like your books," a gambler deals with an overly inquisitive person. Violence and strong language. 2007.

Mystery and Detective

Cold July: A Dave Garrett Mystery
DB103154 6 hours 42 minutes
by Neil Albert
read by Steven Carpenter
Months ago, Elsie Mankovik died while helping private detective Dave Garrett, and now he works to help her daughter, Angela, who Elsie claimed was framed on drug charges. But everyone is out to stop him, and he can only rely on his assistant Lisa. Strong language and some violence. 2019.

Queen Anne’s Lace
DB103654 10 hours 20 minutes
by Susan Wittig Albert
read by various narrators
Herbalist China Bayles is helping neighbor Ruby Wilcox clean out the loft above their shops when they find a box of antique handcrafted lace and old photographs. China soon sees a ghost. She begins investigating the tragic story of one of the women in the photographs. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Nothing Bundt Trouble
DB103305 8 hours 11 minutes
by Ellie Alexander
read by Emily Durante
Juliet Capshaw feels as though she has found her sweet spot, leaving her staff to handle the tourists in town for Ashland’s Shakespeare festival as she moves into her childhood home. But then she finds a dossier from her late father about a cold case. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Sam Prichard, Books 5-8
DB101194 18 hours 55 minutes
by David Archer
read by Doug Ramsdell
Four mysteries, written in 2015 and 2016, include The Kill List, and Drifter: Part One, Two, and Three. Retired Denver cop-turned-PI Sam Prichard blundered into the world of international espionage and terrorism, twice called on to save the country. This time, he must save the world. 2016.

Sam Prichard, Books 9-11
DB101264 16 hours 37 minutes
by David Archer
read by Joe Wilson
Three mysteries, written in 2016 and 2017, include The Last Song, Ghost, and Hidden Agenda, in which PI Sam Prichard’s client is a fourteen year old girl who insists her mother was abducted, even though her father and the police believe she’s merely run off with another man. 2017.

Hidden in Plain Sight
DB101354 8 hours 10 minutes
by Jeffrey Archer
read by George Blagden
1986. William Warwick, from Nothing Ventured (DB96828), has been promoted to Detective Sergeant. Along with the rest of his team, he is assigned to the Drugs Squad. Their mission is to capture a notorious drug dealer, but a trap is hidden in plain sight. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Justice Returns
DB102735 11 hours 11 minutes
by William Bernhardt
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Attorney Ben Kincaid represents former friend Oscar Kirby in a murder case. Oscar—an Iraq War veteran—was subjected to the CIA’s "enhanced interrogation techniques," and is the prime suspect when his interrogator is killed. But Ben has to navigate dangerous secrets surrounding the case. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

The Wicked Hour
DB101469 9 hours 56 minutes
by Alice Blanchard
read by Sophie Amoss
After Burning Lake’s notorious, debauched Halloween celebration, Detective Natalie Lockhart uncovers a heartbreaking scene: a young woman, dead in a dumpster. The only clues to her identity are a mystifying tattoo on her arm and a callus underneath her chin. As Natalie retraces the victim’s last steps, she uncovers a dark horror. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Piece of Cake Mysteries, Books 4-6
DB103021 29 hours 33 minutes
by Jacklyn Brady
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Three mysteries, published 2013-2016, starring New Orleans pastry chef Rita Lucero. Includes The Cakes of Wrath, Rebel without a Cake, and The Cakes of Monte Cristo. Includes recipes. Some violence and some strong language. 2016.

Crazy like a Fox
DB99426 8 hours 42 minutes
by Rita Mae Brown
read by Rita Mae Brown
The fox has made short work of the henhouse and is wreaking havoc across the once-peaceful Virginia hunt country, as Master of the Hunt "Sister" Jane Arnold, her gentleman friend Gray Lorillard, the members of the Jefferson Hunt Club, and their loyal, clever hounds confront a most challenging-and all-too-human-adversary. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Black Sheep Knitting Mysteries, Books 6-7
DB100698 15 hours 42 minutes
by Anne Canadeo
read by Cecelia Riddett
Two mysteries, published in 2014 and 2015, featuring the sleuthing knitting group. Includes A Dark and Stormy Knit and The Postman Always Purls Twice, in which Maggie’s shop is the set for a big-budget movie. The knitters are dazzled until a series of sinister happenings ends in murder. Includes recipes and bulletin board notes. 2015.

In the Ground
DB101381 10 hours 15 minutes
by Jeff Carson
read by Dwayne Glapion
When diggers at a high altitude surface mine exhume the corpse of one of their workers, the Sluice-Byron SD is called to the scene. Upon arrival, detectives find one thing is for certain: they are looking at murder. David Wolf and his team jump into the investigation. Violence and strong language. 2020.

A Case of Bad Taste
DB101041 8 hours 28 minutes
by Lori Copeland
read by Cristine McMurdo-Wallis
When a series of break-ins shakes up Morning Shade, frustrated novelist Maude Diamond spots fresh material for her next book. The crook is sneaking into people’s houses—and redecorating them! Maude’s mother-in-law, Stella, is on the case. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2003.

The Case of the Nosy Neighbors
DB101043 10 hours 10 minutes
by Lori Copeland
read by Cristine McMurdo-Wallis
Morning Shade has a rash of peeping tom incidents. There’s only one person with the investigative aptitude to find out who it is—Stella, of course! But with her loyal pals Maude and CeeCee preoccupied, will Stella be able to go it alone and dupe the daring deviant? Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2004.

The Last of the Moon Girls
DB100706 12 hours 41 minutes
by Barbara Davis
read by Pilar Witherspoon
Eight years ago, Lizzy Moon left the land that nine generations of gifted healers had tended, determined to distance herself from the whispers about her family’s strange legacy. But when her beloved grandmother Althea dies, Lizzy must return and face the tragedy still hanging over the farm—the unsolved murders of two young girls. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2020.

Amos Walker, Books 13-14
DB101189 16 hours 36 minutes
by Loren D. Estleman
read by John Haag
Two mysteries, written in 1999 and 2000, feature hard-boiled Detroit PI and loner Vietnam vet, Amos Walker. Includes The Hours of the Virgin and A Smile on the Face of the Tiger, in which he investigates the mysterious death of an older pulp fiction writer. Some violence and some strong language. 2000.

Retro: An Amos Walker Novel
DB101245 7 hours 45 minutes
by Loren D. Estleman
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Walker agrees to the death-bed wish of a former madam, who wants her long-estranged son to get her ashes. He finds her son who’s been evading the law in Canada ever since he was a Vietnam War protester. But—before Walker gets settled back in Detroit—the son is dead, and Walker is the prime suspect. Violence and strong language. 2004.

Christmas Cupcake Murder
DB101104 8 hours 7 minutes
by Joanne Fluke
read by Suzanne Toren
As December turns Lake Eden into the North Pole, the heat is on in Hannah Swensen’s kitchen to honor two Christmas promises: baking irresistible holiday cupcakes and preventing a person who attempted murder from succeeding the second time around! Includes recipes. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Funeral for a Friend
DB101105 9 hours 38 minutes
by Brian Freeman
read by Joe Barrett
Jonathan Stride’s best friend Steve Garske makes a shocking deathbed confession that he protected Stride by covering up a murder. Hours later, the police dig up Steve’s yard and find a body with a bullet hole in its skull. Stride is pretty sure it’s an out-of-town reporter who disappeared seven years ago. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Sugarcreek Amish Mysteries, Books 6-10
DB101270 34 hours 44 minutes
by Tricia Goyer and others
read by Lindsey Pierce
Five more mysteries, written in 2015 and 2016, featuring transplanted sleuthing Cheryl Cooper who runs a gift shop in an Ohio Amish community. Includes Daughety’s Off the Beaten Path, Newport’s Peace Like a River, Mehl’s Simply Vanished, Ludwig’s A Stitch in Time, and Goyer and Putman’s Mason Jar Mayhem. 2016.

The Postscript Murders
DB103653 9 hours 11 minutes
by Elly Griffiths
read by Nina Wadia
When Natalka—caretaker for the recently deceased ninety-year-old Peggy—arrives at the police station, Detective Sergeant Harbinder Kaur isn’t inclined to think murder. But Natalka’s arguments are persuasive, and DS Kaur finds herself traveling across the UK and Europe to find out who is killing in a literary style. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

House of the Patriarch
DB103226 11 hours 55 minutes
by Barbara Hambly
read by Dwayne Glapion
When old friend Henri Viellard enlists Benjamin January to help friends of his locate their daughter who has gone missing, January must travel to New York, where new religions and men who enslave free people of color abound. January finds danger at every turn. Strong language and some violence. 2020.

Lady of Perdition
DB103003 8 hours 54 minutes
by Barbara Hambly
read by Jared Zak
Creole physician and music teacher Benjamin January travels to the Republic of Texas to free a student of his who has been kidnapped and enslaved. There he meets Señora Valentina Taggart, who enlists him for help in discovering who truly murdered her husband. Strong language and some violence. 2019.

Detective Chief Inspector Konrad Simonsen, Books 2-4
DB100359 39 hours 53 minutes
by Lotte Hammer and Søren
read by Kristin Allison
Three mysteries, published 2015-2017, featuring Danish DCI Konrad Simonsen. Includes The Girl in the Ice, The Vanished, and The Lake. Translated from the 201-2012 Danish editions. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Anna Fekete, Books 1-3
DB100304 32 hours 5 minutes
by Kati Hiekkapelto
read by various narrators
Three novels feature Anna Fekete, who fled the Yugoslavian wars as a child, and works as a criminal investigator in a northern Finnish coastal town. Includes The Hummingbird, The Defenceless, and The Exiled, in which Anna—vacationing in her Balkan hometown—is pulled into a murder case. Translated from the 2013-2016 Finnish editions. Strong language and some violence. 2016.

The Forest of Stolen Girls
DB103320 10 hours 10 minutes
by June Hur
read by Sue Jean Kim
In 1426 in Joseon, a year after her father vanishes while investigating the disappearance of thirteen girls, eighteen-year-old Min Hwani returns to the island of Jeju to pick up his trail with the help of her estranged sister. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.

Manor House Mysteries, Books 6-8
DB101268 29 hours 26 minutes
by Julie Hyzy
read by Elizabeth Rose
Three mysteries, published 2015-2017, featuring Grace Wheaton, the sleuthing curator at Marshfield Manor. Includes Grace Cries Uncle, Grace Sees Red, and Grace to the Finish, in which Grace—now the official heir to the Marshfield fortune—has both an unsolved murder and her ex-convict sister to deal with. Some violence. 2017.

Inspector Alvarez, Books 20-23
DB100721 21 hours 56 minutes
by Roderic Jeffries
read by Stephen Van Doren
Four mysteries, published 1996-2001, featuring Spanish Inspector Alvarez. Includes An Artistic Way to Go, A Maze of Murders, An Enigmatic Disappearance, and The Ambiguity of Murder, in which the body of a retired Bolivian diplomat is found floating in a swimming pool. Strong language and some violence. 2001.

Inspector Alvarez, Books 8-10
DB100705 19 hours 44 minutes
by Roderic Jeffries
read by Doug Ramsdell
Three mysteries, published 1984-1986, featuring Enrique Alvarez, a police inspector in Mallorca, Spain. Includes Three and One Make Five, Layers of Deceit, and Almost Murder, in which the suave, easygoing, cognac-swilling investigator, must solve the murder of a British tourist on the sleepy Spanish island. Strong language and some violence. 1986.

The Finisher
DB101101 10 hours 15 minutes
by Peter Lovesey
read by James Langton
A nonathletic elementary school teacher has been forced to sign up for Bath’s springtime half marathon. Detective Peter Diamond is tasked with crowd control on the day of the race—and catches sight of a violent criminal he put away a decade ago. Then he learns that one of the runners never finished—and is missing. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Quilting Mystery, Books 1-4
DB102796 35 hours 1 minute
by Mary Marks
read by Suzanne Toren
Four mysteries, published 2014-2016, featuring quilting enthusiast turned amateur sleuth Martha Rose, and her close-knit circle of crafty friends. Includes Forget Me Knot, Knot in My Backyard, Gone but Knot Forgotten, and Something’s Knot Kosher. Some violence and some strong language. 2016.

Head Wounds
DB103686 8 hours 36 minutes
by Michael McGarrity
read by George Newbern
Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Detective Clayton Istee—son of retired police chief Kevin Kerney—must catch the murderer behind a double homicide in order to salvage his law enforcement career. His investigation leads him to an undercover DEA agent, who recruits Clayton to help seize the drug lord responsible for the killings. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

One for the Books
DB103814 7 hours 30 minutes
by Jenn McKinlay
read by Allyson Ryan
Briar Creek library director Lindsey Norris and boat captain Mike "Sully" Sullivan are finally tying the knot. But when Lindsey and her crafternoon pals head out to Bell Island to see if it can accommodate the ever-expanding guest list, they are horrified to discover the justice of the peace dead. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Sugarcreek Amish Mysteries, Books 1-5
DB101216 36 hours 36 minutes
by Nancy Mehl and
read by Maggy Stacy
Five mysteries featuring Cheryl Cooper, who left a banking job in Columbus, Ohio, to run a gift shop in the Amish town of Sugarcreek. Includes Nancy Mehl’s Blessings in Disguise, Elizabeth Ludwig’s Where Hope Dwells, Tricia Goyer’s The Buggy before the Horse, Elizabeth Adams’s A Season of Secrets, and Amy Lillard’s O Little Town of Sugarcreek. 2015.

Inspector Henry Tibbett Mysteries, Books 15-17
DB102410 23 hours 55 minutes
by Patricia Moyes
read by Guy Williams
Three mysteries, published 1980-1985, featuring Inspector Henry Tibbett and his wife Emmy. Includes Angel Death, A Six-Letter Word for Death, and Night Ferry to Death. Some strong language. 1985.

Maggie Sullivan Mysteries, Books 5-7
DB100014 20 hours 41 minutes
by M. Ruth Myers
read by Mare Trevathan
Three hard-boiled mysteries, published 2016-2018, set in 1940s Dayton, Ohio, and featuring private investigator Maggie Sullivan. Includes Maximum Moxie, Dames Fight Harder, and Uncivil Defense, in which—after Dayton’s first WWII blackout drill—a murder victim is found with Maggie’s name in his pocket. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2018.

A Dangerous Duet
DB101156 10 hours 46 minutes
by Karen Odden
read by Billie Fulford-Brown
Nineteen-year-old Nell Hallam lives with her brother, an inspector at Scotland Yard. An exceptionally talented pianist, Nell aspires to attend the Royal Academy and sets out to earn the money by playing piano in a popular Soho music hall, disguised as a man. Then Nell stumbles upon the operations of an infamous crime ring. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

A Trace of Deceit
DB101246 10 hours 57 minutes
by Karen Odden
read by Kristin Allison
When Annabel Rowe—a painter at the prestigious Slade School of Art—discovers Inspector Matthew Hallam of Scotland Yard searching her brother Edwin’s flat, she learns of Edwin’s murder. It’s not wholly unexpected, given Edwin’s past as a risk-taker and art forger. And a valuable French painting he’d been restoring for an auction house is missing. Some strong language. 2019.

The Damage Done
DB100247 15 hours 53 minutes
by P.J. Parrish
read by Richard Davidson
Louis Kincaid’s return to Michigan and the homicide squad comes at the bidding of a man who once vowed to destroy him. When the cold-case deaths of two little boys collides with the murder of a minister, Louis finds himself trying to discover his police captain’s secret past. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2018.

Deadly Cross
DB101338 8 hours 45 minutes
by James Patterson
read by Brad Sanders
Why was Kay Willingham—Georgetown socialite, philanthropist, and the ex-wife of the vice-president—parked in a Bentley convertible idling behind a DC private school, in the middle of the night, with the man who was the head of that school? Who shot them both, point blank, and why? Alex Cross investigates. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Women of the Souk: A Mamur Zapt Mystery
DB103131 6 hours 8 minutes
by Michael Pearce
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Garth Owen, head—the Mamur Zapt—of Cairo’s Political CID, is drawn into a case of a missing schoolgirl. Though she comes from a powerful family, he is nonplussed to discover there is little clamor for her safe return. As he digs deeper, he uncovers dangerous tensions. Some strong language. 2016.

In the Study with the Wrench: A CLUE Mystery
DB101382 9 hours 40 minutes
by Diana Peterfreund
read by Elizabeth Rose
When another staff member is found dead, an anonymous threat begins to target a group of teens that stayed on campus after the last murder. Sequel to In the Hall with the Knife (DB97233). Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2020.

A Song for the Dark Times: An Inspector Rebus Novel
DB101034 11 hours 4 minutes
by Ian Rankin
read by James Macpherson
When his daughter Samantha calls in the dead of night, John Rebus knows it’s not good news. Her husband has been missing for two days. Rebus fears the worst and knows from his lifetime in the police that his daughter will be the prime suspect. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Episode of the Wandering Knife: A Hilda Adams Mystery
DB103228 11 hours 51 minutes
by Mary Roberts Rinehart
read by Elizabeth Rose
Three mystery stories published 1943-1950, one of which features nurse Hilda Adams. In "The Secret," Hilda is enlisted to investigate the odd behavior of Antoinette "Tony" Rowland. Her family fears Tony intends to kill her mother. Some violence and some strong language. 1950.

The Haunted Lady: A Hilda Adams Mystery
DB103019 7 hours 10 minutes
by Mary Roberts Rinehart
read by Lindsey Pierce
Elderly—and rich—widow Eliza Fairbanks is positive someone is trying to scare her to death. Inspector Fuller calls in the assistance of special duty nurse Hilda Adams. Hilda agrees Eliza’s old but not going senile, and digs to find the culprit. Some violence and some strong language. 1942.

Miss Pinkerton: A Hilda Adams Mystery
DB102804 7 hours 9 minutes
by Mary Roberts Rinehart
read by Maggy Stacy
Nurse Hilda Adams has rightfully earned the nickname Miss Pinkerton from her work with Inspector Patton. This time, she is asked to care for the elderly Juliet Mitchell, whose nephew has supposedly committed suicide in a locked room—and figure out who actually pulled the trigger. Some strong language. 1957.

Silent Bite: An Andy Carpenter Mystery
DB101094 6 hours 34 minutes
by David Rosenfelt
read by Grover Gardner
Returned from a family Caribbean cruise, lawyer Andy Carpenter’s first stop is to the Tara Foundation, the dog rescue organization that is his true passion. But when Andy arrives, his partner, Willie Miller, needs his help. Willie’s old cellmate, Glenn Anson, has been arrested for murder. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Joanne Ross, Books 1-3
DB100732 39 hours 28 minutes
by A.D. Scott
read by Maggy Stacy
Three mysteries, published 2010-2013, featuring journalists in the offices of the Highland Gazette, in the mid-1950s in Scotland. Includes A Small Death in the Great Glen, A Double Death on the Black Isle, and Beneath the Abbey Wall. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2012.

Joanne Ross, Books 4-6
DB100699 38 hours 41 minutes
by A.D. Scott
read by Terry Donnelly
Three mysteries, published 2013-2015, featuring Joanne Ross and her journalist coworkers at the offices of the Highland Gazette, in mid-1950s Scotland. Includes North Sea Requiem, The Low Road, and A Kind of Grief, in which an artist and alleged witch is found dead in her home. 2015.

Case Pending
DB99976 10 hours 51 minutes
by Dell Shannon
read by Richard Davidson
First entry in the police procedural series featuring Lieutenant Luis Mendoza in 1950s Los Angeles. A child’s battered body is found in an empty lot. Meanwhile a young man finds a spot of blood on his sleeve and worries that "it’s happened again." Strong language and some violence. 1960.

Kiki Lowenstein, Books 8-10
DB101191 28 hours 16 minutes
by Joanna Campbell Slan
read by Carol Jacobanis
Three mysteries, published 2013-2016, featuring Kiki Lowenstein, a widowed mother who works at her scrapbooking store called Time in a Bottle, in St. Louis, Missouri, and solves crimes alongside her detective boyfriend. Includes Group, Photo, Grave, Killer, Paper, Cut, and Handmade Holiday Homicide. 2016.

Singapore Sapphire
DB101284 10 hours 51 minutes
by A.M. Stuart
read by Saskia Maarleveld
Singapore, 1910. Harriet Gordon moves in with her brother, a reverend and headmaster of a school for boys, in Singapore at the height of colonial rule. Advertising her services as a personal secretary, Harriet unfortunately discovers her first client, Sir Oswald Newbold—explorer, and mine magnate—dead with a knife in his throat. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Wild Card
DB102790 9 hours 45 minutes
by James Swain
read by Ray Foushee
1979. Detective Tony Valentine of the Atlantic City Police Department is dealing with a city and a department on the downslide. Cops on the take, mobsters stealing millions, and a serial killer stalking young women. It falls on Valentine’s shoulders to do what he can. Violence and strong language. 2010.

Eight Perfect Murders
DB101155 8 hours 6 minutes
by Peter Swanson
read by Graham Halstead
Years ago, mystery aficionado Malcolm Kershaw compiled a list of the genre’s eight most unsolvable murders. No one is more surprised than Mal—now the owner of the Old Devils Bookstore in Boston—when an FBI agent comes to his door, regarding a series of unsolved murders that look eerily similar to those fictional killings. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Mountains Wild
DB101158 10 hours 52 minutes
by Sarah Stewart Taylor
read by Marisa Calin
Twenty-three years ago, Maggie D’arcy learned from the Dublin police that her cousin Erin was missing. Maggie spent weeks in Ireland, but no trace was found. When Maggie—now a divorced Long Island detective—learns that Erin’s scarf has now been found and another young woman has gone missing, she returns to Ireland. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Murder on Cold Street
DB101450 13 hours 18 minutes
by Sherry Thomas
read by Kate Reading
Inspector Treadles—Charlotte Holmes’s friend and collaborator—has been found locked in a room with two dead men, both of whom worked with his wife at the great manufacturing enterprise she has recently inherited. To make matters worse, he refuses to speak on his own behalf, despite the overwhelming evidence against him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Cyd Redondo, Books 1-2
DB99977 17 hours 12 minutes
by Wendall Thomas
read by Cecelia Riddett
Two mysteries, published 2017-2019, featuring young, third-generation Brooklyn travel agent Cyd Redondo, who specializes in senior citizens and getting into trouble. She gets pulled into wacky mysteries involving animals in Lost Luggage and Drowned Under. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2019.

The Devil and the Dark Water
DB101100 17 hours 4 minutes
by Stuart Turton
read by James Cameron Stewart
In 1634, detective Samuel Pipps is being transported to Amsterdam to be executed for a crime he may, or may not, have committed. Accompanying him is his loyal bodyguard. But devilry blights the voyage. A twice-dead leper stalks the decks. Livestock is slaughtered. And then three passengers are marked for death, including Samuel. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Murder Is a Must
DB101468 10 hours 43 minutes
by Marty Wingate
read by Marisa Calin
Hayley Burke hires Oona Atherton—her former boss from the Jane Austen Centre—to help with an exhibition showcasing Lady Fowling’s life and letters. When they uncover a one-page letter that alludes to a priceless edition signed by several Golden Age of Mystery authors, Oona becomes obsessed with finding it—until Hayley finds her dead. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Shakeup
DB101095 7 hours 11 minutes
by Stuart Woods
read by Tony Roberts
Upon returning from a dangerous coastal adventure, Stone Barrington is looking forward to some normalcy with the leading lady in his life. But when a grisly crime arrives on his doorstep, along with some suspicious new clients eager for his help, Stone realizes peace and quiet are no longer an option. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Occult and Horror

Midnight in the Graveyard
DB103667 14 hours 41 minutes
edited by Kenneth W. Cain
read by Gary Bennett
Twenty-five short stories covering a range of horror subgenres. Contributing authors include Catherine Cavendish, Ronald Kelly, Tim Meyer, Robert McCammon, Thomas F. Monteleone, Brian Moreland, and more. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

In Darkness, Shadows Breathe
DB102809 10 hours 16 minutes
by Catherine Cavendish
read by Elizabeth Rose
After an emergency removal of her appendix, Carol Shaughnessy, a survivor of abuse as a foster child, suffers from bizarre visions of evil and learns that the hospital was once a workhouse and an asylum. There, her fate becomes entwined with a former asylum patient—and a demon. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2020.

Fetch: Five Nights at Freddy’s; Fazbear Frights, Book 2
DB101295 6 hours 24 minute
by Scott Cawthon and others
read by Suzanne Elise Freeman
Three more bone-chilling novella-length tales from the world of Five Nights at Freddy’s. Three boys—Greg, Alec, and Oscar—each have a problem that an item from Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza might solve—if they can survive the trip! Some violence. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2020.

Best New Horror, Volume 27
DB102690 24 hours 40 minutes
edited by Stephen Jones
read by Alec Volz
Seventeen tales of horror and the supernatural from 2015 written by John Langan, Kate Farrell, Neil Gaiman, and more. Includes an overview of the year’s horror fiction and "Necrology 2015," a listing of horror genre writers, authors, performers, and technicians who died during the year. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2017.

Best New Horror, Volume 28
DB103000 23 hours 33 minutes
edited by Stephen Jones
read by Emily Pike Stewart
Twenty-two short horror stories published in 2016. Includes Angela Slatter’s "Pale Tree House," Stephen Volk’s "The House That Moved Next Door," and works by Lisa Tuttle, Mark Valentine, and others. Provides an overview of the genre and useful addresses. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2018.

Horrid
DB101260 8 hours 51 minutes
by Katrina Leno
read by Elizabeth Rose
Following her father’s sudden death, Jane North-Robinson and her mother are forced to move to the old North house in Maine, where Jane uncovers her family’s disturbing secrets. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2020.

Beneath the Skin: The Sam Hunter Case Files
DB103658 4 hours 57 minutes
by Jonathan Maberry
read by Ray Porter
Previously published short stories featuring Sam Hunter, a low-rent PI in Philadelphia. Includes "Like Part of the Family," "Toby’s Closet," "Crazy Town," "We All Make Sacrifices," and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Rules for Vanishing
DB103302 11 hours 8 minutes
by Kate Alice Marshall
read by various narrators
Local legend warns of a dangerous spirit haunting a road in the woods. When Sara and her skeptical friends meet in the forest to search for her sister Becca—who disappeared there a year ago—the mysterious road unfurls before them, along with unspeakable horrors. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Children of Chicago
DB103216 11 hours 44 minutes
by Cynthia Pelayo
read by Joe Wilson
When Detective Lauren Medina responds to a murder scene in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood, she knows the Pied Piper has returned. Then another teenager is brutally murdered, and Lauren dreads that he’s finally here to collect a debt owed. Violence and strong language. 2021.

Blood Brothers
DB103680 1 hour 50 minutes
by James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell
read by Christian Baskous
As a young reporter, Arthur exposed the secrets behind the Orchid Killer, a cult murderer. Years later, Arthur wakes to find a symbol connecting a killer to his younger brother, Christian. To discover the horrifying truth, Arthur will risk all, but Christian may not be the brother that Arthur remembers. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Psychological Themes

Tell Me How Long the Train’s Been Gone
DB101139 14 hours 58 minutes
by James Baldwin
read by Kevin Kenerly
Actor Leo Proudhammer suffers a heart attack. As he slowly recovers, he reflects on growing up in Harlem, his relationships with his family, and his romances with a white woman and a younger Black man. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 1968.

Nothing Can Hurt You
DB99974 5 hours 28 minutes
by Nicola Maye Goldberg
read by Cecelia Riddett
Art student Sara was murdered by her boyfriend Blake, who confessed but avoided prison by reason of insanity. Each chapter explores someone affected by that event, including friends and family members, the woman who found Sara’s body, and those who know Blake now. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2020.

Watch over Me
DB101296 5 hours 38 minutes
by Nina LaCour
read by Jorjeana Marie
A newly graduated Mila emerges from foster care to accept a job on an isolated Northern California Coast farm where she confronts haunting memories and the traumas of her fellow residents. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2020.

The Discomfort of Evening
DB101202 7 hours 5 minutes
by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld
read by Mare Trevathan
Ten-year-old Jas has been raised in a strictly religious household on a dairy farm. When tragedy strikes the family, Jas blames herself, but they all turn to disturbing practices and rituals for comfort. Translated from the 2018 Dutch edition. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2020.

Religious Themes

Dreams Rekindled: Mesquite Springs, Book Two
DB103092 11 hours 15 minutes
by Amanda Cabot
read by Barbara McCulloh
Texas, 1856. When a dashing newspaper man comes to Mesquite Springs, aspiring writer Dorothy Clark sees her dreams coming true. Brandon Holloway hires Dorothy, but the two soon clash due to Brandon’s unwillingness to print anything he thinks will be controversial. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

The Lost Castle
DB103712 11 hours 10 minutes
by Kristy Cambron
read by Amy Rubinate
Ellie Carver arrives at her grandmother’s bedside expecting to find her silently slipping away. Instead, she begins speaking of a secret past and castle ruins forgotten by time. Ellie embarks on a journey to France’s Loire Valley in hopes that she can unearth the castle’s secrets. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Farm Stand: An Amish Marketplace Novel
DB101029 7 hours 59 minutes
by Amy Clipston
read by Lauren Berst
Salina Petersheim runs her own booth at the Amish market, where she’s known for her fresh delicious produce. Her relationship with boyfriend Josiah feels more like friendship than love when she meets Will Zimmerman, a Mennonite chef who runs a restaurant located next door to the Amish market. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Medallion
DB103811 14 hours 50 minutes
by Cathy Gohlke
read by Stina Nielsen
Warsaw, 1939. Sophie, a pregnant British bride working in the city’s library, awaits news of her husband, Janek, deployed with the Polish Air Force. Meanwhile, Rosa and Itzhak never imagined they would welcome their longed-for first child in the Jewish ghetto. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Almost a Bride: The Bride Ships, Book 4
DB101149 7 hours 17 minutes
by Jody Hedlund
read by Esther Wane
Kate Millington arrives in British Columbia in 1863 on a bride ship. With countless men waiting for a bride, Kate has no trouble getting engaged. It’s staying engaged that’s the problem. After traveling to the remote mining town of Williamsville to marry her newest fiancé, she finds herself single again. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Letter Keeper
DB103713 9 hours 53 minutes
by Charles Martin
read by Jonathan K. Riggs
Murphy Shepherd has made a career of finding survivors of human trafficking. His life’s mission is helping others find freedom, but the nightmare strikes too close to home when his new wife, her daughter, and two others are stolen. Sequel to The Water Keeper (DB100040). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Courage to Dream, Books 1-3
DB100711 31 hours 25 minutes
by Susan Anne Mason
read by Mare Trevathan
Three historical novels of romance and faith, published in 2015 and 2016. In Irish Meadows, Irish immigrant James O’Leary is the owner of a horse farm on Long Island who has two daughters he wants to marry well. Also includes A Worthy Pursuit and Love’s Faithful Promise. 2016.

Stones for Bread
DB98075 11 hours 13 minutes
by Christa Parrish
read by Erin Jones
Liesl’s life has been focused on her bakery, Wild Rise. She is prompted to look for a life beyond bread when she meets her new flour delivery man, Seamus, and his daughter. Her horizons are further broadened when she is invited to compete on a televised baking competition. 2013.

An Empty Cup
DB101227 7 hours 20 minutes
by Sarah Price
read by Eva Wilhelm
Rosanna Zook existed in a loveless and abusive marriage until an accident killed her husband. She has another chance at love and marries godly Reuben Troyer. But a mysterious illness soon brings Rosanna down. She must confront the empty well she draws on in order to give to others. 2015.

Sons of Encouragement: Five Stories of Faithful Men Who Changed Eternity
DB103032 31 hours 32 minutes
by Francine Rivers
read by Mark Ashby
Collection of five previously published books meant to impart lessons that can be learned from the lives of biblical figures Aaron, Caleb, Jonathan, Amos, and Silas. Each book includes a story featuring each man, followed by a selection of Bible passages and reflection questions for themes found in their lives. Some violence. 2007.

The Librarian of Boone’s Hollow
DB103808 12 hours 35 minutes
by Kim Vogel Sawyer
read by Kate Forbes
During the Great Depression, city-dweller Addie Cowherd dreams of becoming a novelist. When her father loses his job, she is forced to take the only employment she can find, delivering books on horseback to poor coal-mining families in the hills of Kentucky. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Heart of a Hero
DB101335 10 hours 40 minutes
by Susan May Warren
read by Cynthia Farrell
Former sniper and Navy SEAL Jake Silver uses his skills for the Jones Inc. rescue team. Since saving the life of pediatric heart surgeon Dr. Aria Sinclair, he can’t get her out of his head, and jumps to rescue her when she is in the path of a hurricane. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Wait for Me: Montana Rescue, Book 6
DB101273 11 hours 50 minutes
by Susan May Warren
read by Cynthia Farrell
Jess Tagg may have gotten engaged in New York, but she never forgot the man she left behind in Montana. When two women go missing in the Montana wilderness, Pete Brooks must trust his skills, teammates, and Jess—the woman who broke his heart—if he hopes to bring them all home alive. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

His Love Endures Forever: A Land of Canaan Novel
DB100351 8 hours 59 minutes
by Beth Wiseman
read by Cecelia Riddett
Danielle Kent is eighteen, pregnant, and hopeful that the child’s Amish father will do the right thing and marry her. Instead, he walks away. She becomes friends with another Amish man, but doesn’t know if she can accept God or the Amish way of life. 2012.

The Wonder of Your Love
DB100419 7 hours 50 minutes
by Beth Wiseman
read by Kirsten Potter
At forty, Katie Ann Stoltzfus is a new widow with a baby living in the small Amish community of Canaan, Colorado. Eli Detweiler is a widower with six grown children who comes to Canaan on vacation. The two share an instant attraction, but are at different stages of life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

The Harvest of Grace: An Ada’s House Novel
DB101028 11 hours 7 minutes
by Cindy Woodsmall
read by Cassandra Campbell
Although Sylvia Fisher knows most Old Order Amish women her age are busy raising babies, she is focused on her family’s dairy farm. But when an old beau forces her to move far from home, she gets a new start helping to revive another family’s debt-ridden farm. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

The Alamo Bride: The Daughters of the Mayflower
DB103285 7 hours 17 minutes
by Kathleen Y’Barbo
read by Kristin Allison
Texas, 1835. Ellis Valmont finds a man in the uniform of the New Orleans Greys militia unit unconscious on her family’s property. As his fever rages, the man mutters strange things about treasures and war. Either Claiborne Gentry has lost his mind or he’s a spy for the American president. 2019.

Romance

Crazy Stupid Bromance
DB101308 9 hours 53 minutes
by Lyssa Kay Adams
read by Andrew Eiden
Alexis Carlisle and her cat café have shot to fame after she came forward as a victim of a celebrity chef’s sexual harassment. When a new customer approaches to claim they’re sisters, Alexis turns to the only man she trusts—her best friend, Noah Logan. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Tools of Engagement
DB101283 9 hours 3 minutes
by Tessa Bailey
read by Charlotte North
Bethany Castle is tired of her brother not taking her role in the family construction business seriously. A TV producer learns of the sibling rivalry and pits brother against sister in a house flipping contest. Bethany gets unexpected help from Wes Daniels, a rodeo rider caring for his young niece. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Portland Maine: 4-Book Box Set
DB100719 41 hours 8 minutes
by Freya Barker
read by various narrators
Omnibus of four contemporary romances published in 2015 and 2016. In From Dust, a homeless woman tormented by her past finds friendship and a chance at a new life. Also include Cruel Water, Through Fire, and Still Air. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

Slim to None
DB103197 7 hours 21 minutes
by Freya Barker
read by various narrators
Investigator Gus Flemming is hot on the trail of a bail skip with organized crime connections that bring him to Cedar Tree, Colorado. Emma Young, who works as a bookkeeper and baker in Cedar Tree to supplement her disability pension, is a focus for Gus’s investigation, and his attraction. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Hell, Yeah
DB103311 9 hours 15 minutes
by Carolyn Brown
read by Cassandra Myles
Buying the Honky Tonk bar gives Cathy O’Dell the home she always wanted. Handsome oil man Travis Henry never stays in one place long, tempting Cathy to trade in the happiness she’s found for a life on the road with him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

Bring on the Dusk: The Night Stalkers
DB101177 11 hours 11 minutes
by M.L. Buchman
read by Theresa Conkin
Five nations surround the Caspian Sea—all desperate for the vast resources there and willing to go to war. It will take all of helicopter pilot Claudia Casperson and Delta Force operator Michael Gibson’s ingenuity to avert disaster. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Wait until Dark: The Night Stalkers
DB99970 12 hours 2 minutes
by M.L. Buchman
read by Carol Jacobanis
Connie Davis and John Wallace are both crack mechanics assigned to the same elite helicopter crew. Connie keeps her emotions locked down and refuses to let anyone close, until John convinces her to take a chance. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Make It Sweet
DB103219 12 hours 33 minutes
by Kristen Callihan
read by Lindsey Pierce
After being fired from her acting job on a popular TV series and catching her boyfriend cheating, Emma is looking for sanctuary at Rosemont, a gorgeous estate in California. There she meets the owner’s grandson, Lucian, an ex-hockey player dealing with his own pain. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2021.

Return to Virgin River
DB101081 7 hours 34 minutes
by Robyn Carr
read by Therese Plummer
Author Kaylee hoped to use her work to deal with her grief over her mother’s recent death. Instead she has terrible writer’s block and a looming deadline. Determined to escape distractions and avoid the holiday season, Kaylee borrows a cabin in Virgin River. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Cowboy and His Baby
DB101025 7 hours 45 minutes
by Jessica Clare
read by Abby Craden
Dustin is a ranch hand with a reputation around town as a ladies’ man. It’s all fun and games for Dustin until he meets Annie, an animal trainer working on set for a film. He falls for her, but an unexpected pregnancy throws them for a loop. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

King of Hearts: The Hearts Series, Book 3
DB99968 11 hours 14 minutes
by L.H. Cosway
read by Catherine Byers
Oliver King was on top of the London business world when he meets Alexis Clark, his new assistant. The two share a connection that turns to love, but events separate them. Six years later, Alexis gets a chance to see King again. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Thief of Hearts: The Hearts Series, Book 5
DB100346 10 hours 43 minutes
by L.H. Cosway
read by Pilar Witherspoon
Twenty-eight-year-old widow Andie Anderson has never had a student in her adult education classroom quite like ex-con Stu Cross. Andie is immediately attracted to Stu, but he has his own reasons for getting close to her. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

The Last Real Cowboy
DB101209 12 hours 1 minute
by Caitlin Crews
read by Elizabeth Rose

Spoiler Alert
DB101141 12 hours 51 minutes
by Olivia Dade
read by Isabelle Ruther
Fanfiction writer April Whittier is surprised when actor Marcus Caster-Rupp from her favorite show reaches out to her on social media after a picture of her in a cosplay costume goes viral. She has no idea Marcus has been writing fanfiction anonymously and they are friends online. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Sweetest in the Gale: A Marysburg Story Collection
DB101205 7 hours 49 minutes
by Olivia Dade
read by Kristin Allison
Three romance novellas. In Sweetest in the Gale, two teachers move from grief to love. Unraveled has an uptight math teacher falling for the exuberant art teacher. And in Cover Me, a man offers to marry his friend who needs health insurance. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2020.

Where the Lost Wander
DB100353 11 hours 50 minutes
by Amy Harmon
read by Catherine Byers
The Overland Trail, 1853. Eager to leave her grief behind, young widow Naomi May sets off with her family for a life out West. On the trail, she forms an instant connection with John Lowry, a half-Pawnee man straddling two worlds. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2020.

Naked Werewolf, Books 1-3
DB99973 27 hours 27 minutes
by Molly Harper
read by Pilar Witherspoon
Three romances, published 2011-2014, about a secret community of werewolves in Grundy, Alaska. Includes How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf, The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf, and How to Run with a Naked Werewolf. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Georgana’s Secret
DB103217 11 hours 57 minutes
by Arlem Hawks
read by Elizabeth Rose
When her mother dies, Georgana Woodall escapes the guardianship of her abusive grandmother and joins her father on his Royal Navy ship disguised as his cabin boy, "George." Lieutenant Dominic Peyton saves George from bullying by the crew, and discovers her secret. 2021.

Heart Bones
DB103002 7 hours 17 minutes
by Colleen Hoover
read by Dolly Lewis
When her mother dies of an overdose when Beyah is nineteen, she goes to Texas to live with the father she barely knows. Her new neighbor Samson is attractive, but he is hiding secrets. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2020.

Would I Lie to the Duke: The Union of the Rakes
DB100844 9 hours 8 minutes
by Eva Leigh
read by Melissa Kingsley
Jessica McGale’s family business desperately needs investors. But she knows London’s elite will never look twice at a humble farm girl like herself. Posing as "Lady Whitfield," however, places her in the orbit of wealthy, powerful people—most notably the Duke of Rotherby. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Brooklyn Book Boyfriends: A Collection
DB102692 31 hours 32 minutes
by Kayley Loring
read by Carol Jacobanis
Four contemporary romances set in New York, published in 2018 and 2019. In Rebound with Me, two people rebounding from bad breakups find their own chance at love. Also includes Come Back to Bed, Tonight You’re Mine, and The Plus Ones. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2019.

Fair as a Star: Victorian Romantics, Book 1
DB101170 5 hours 7 minutes
by Mimi Matthews
read by Kristin Allison
After a mysterious sojourn in Paris, Beryl Burnham has returned home to the village of Shepton Worthy ready to resume the life she left behind. Betrothed to the wealthy Sir Henry Rivenhall, she has no reason to be unhappy. But Beryl’s life isn’t as perfect as everyone believes. 2020.

Kingdom of Shadow and Light: A Fever Novel
DB102957 16 hours 4 minutes
by Karen Marie Moning
read by Mare Trevathan
As High Queen of the Fae, MacKayla Lane faces her greatest challenge yet: ruling the very race she was born to hunt and kill. The Fae want her dead, so they can put a pure-blooded Fae queen on the throne. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2021.

Mistletoe and Mr. Right
DB101152 12 hours 8 minutes
by Sarah Morgenthaler
read by Elise Arsenault
Locals in Moose Springs, Alaska, fear that rich socialite Lana Montgomery wants to change their quirky, small town. Rick Harding is one local who doesn’t hate Lana, but she accidentally shoots him with a tranquilizer dart. To be fair, she was aiming for the Santa Moose. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Sweet Revenge
DB102710 15 hours 35 minutes
by Nora Roberts
read by Maggy Stacy
Princess Adrianne lives a life most people would envy. But her pampered-rich-girl pose hides the fact that she lives only for revenge against her cruel father. As she is poised to take her vengeance, she meets Philip Chamberlain, who seems to divine all her secrets. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1988.

Forever Never
DB103223 17 hours 47 minutes
by Lucy Score
read by Maggy Stacy
You don’t fall for your brother’s high school sweetheart, your boss’s daughter, or your ex-wife’s best friend. For Brick, they’re all the same woman, and now Remi has returned home to Mackinac Island in the dead of winter with a secret. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2021.

Simmer Down
DB101023 11 hours 24 minutes
by Sarah Smith
read by Donnabella Mortel
Nikki DiMarco knew life wouldn’t be all sunshine and coconuts when she quit her job to help her mom serve up Filipino dishes to hungry beach goers, but she didn’t expect the Maui food truck scene to be so cutthroat—or the competition to be so smoking hot. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

One to Watch
DB101336 11 hours 45 minutes
by Kate Stayman-London
read by Kristen Sieh
Bea Schumacher is a plus-size fashion blogger. She’s obsessed with the reality dating show Main Squeeze, but disappointed in the show’s lack of body diversity. Imagine her surprise when she is invited to be the star of the new season, surrounded by men vying for her attention. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

A Heart of Blood and Ashes
DB101442 15 hours 19 minutes
by Milla Vane
read by Nicole Poole
Though forbidden to kill the corrupt king responsible for his parents’ murders, Maddek vows to avenge them. He captures the king’s daughter, who he believes lured his parents to their death. Yvenne instead offers Maddek an alliance, and a chance for revenge against the king they both hate. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Care and Feeding of Waspish Widows
DB101445 9 hours 53 minutes
by Olivia Waite
read by Morag Sims
When widow Agatha Griffin finds a colony of bees in the warehouse where she runs her printing business, it’s the not-so-perfect ending to a not-so-perfect week. Penelope, the town beekeeper, comes over to re-home the bees, and an unlikely attraction sparks between them. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

How to Fail at Flirting
DB101439 9 hours 8 minutes
by Denise Williams
read by January LaVoy
Since her abusive ex tried to ruin her reputation in academia, Professor Naya Turner has been trying to rebuild her career. Now her position at Thurmond University is on the chopping block and she finds herself attracted to the consultant that could decide her fate. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Seven Days in June
DB103670 10 hours 34 minutes
by Tia Williams
read by Mela Lee
Brooklynite Eva Mercy is a single mom and bestselling erotica writer who is feeling pressed from all sides. Shane Hall is a reclusive, award-winning literary author. Shane and Eva had a brief relationship in high school, and when they meet again unexpectedly at a literary event, sparks fly. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Roommaid
DB101214 9 hours 47 minutes
by Sariah Wilson
read by Lindsey Pierce
In need of affordable and decent housing, Houston teacher Madison Huntington takes financier Tyler Roth up on his offer of free room and board in exchange for Madison cleaning the penthouse and keeping his dog company. Now she just has to stop herself from falling for him. 2020.

Date Me, Bryson Keller
DB103303 7 hours 57 minutes
by Kevin van Whye
read by Vikas Adam
When Kai Sheridan, gay but not out, asks popular Bryson Keller on a date as part of a dare, both of their lives are transformed. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2020.

Science Fiction

The Brightest Night
DB101162 16 hours 53 minutes
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
read by Saskia Maarleveld
Hidden within Zone 3, Evelyn worries about losing control of her dangerous abilities again and Luc will do anything to keep her safe. But some things they can’t prepare for. Sequel to The Burning Shadow (DB97270). Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2020.

Titan; Moonseed
DB100381 48 hours 48 minutes
by Stephen Baxter
read by Maggy Stacy
Books two and three of the trilogy, published in 1997 and 1998. In Titan, a group of astronauts plan a one-way mission to Saturn’s largest moon after discovering possible signs of life. Also includes Moonseed. Sequel to Voyage (DB46387). Strong language. 1998.

The Trials of Koli: The Rampart Trilogy, Book 2
DB101369 15 hours 10 minutes
by M.R. Carey
read by various narrators
Now an exile from his small home village, Koli wanders a hostile land full of danger from all sides. Recalling a story he once heard about the lost city of London, he seeks it out, hoping to find treasures from the Old Times. Sequel to The Book of Koli (DB 9634). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Best Science Fiction of the Year, Volume 4
DB101281 29 hours 50 minutes
edited by Neil Clarke
read by various narrators
Science fiction short stories published by both new and established authors in 2018. Includes stories by Ian McDonald, Lavie Tidhar, Yoon Ha Lee, John Chu, Elizabeth Bear, Alastair Reynolds, Ken Liu, and Carolyn Ives Gilman, among others. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Ready Player Two
DB101371 13 hours 49 minutes
by Ernest Cline
read by Wil Wheaton
Mere days after winning OASIS founder James Halliday’s contest, Wade Watts discovers a significant new technology in Halliday’s vaults, as well as a new quest that hints at a mysterious prize. Meanwhile, a dangerous new rival rises against Wade. Sequel to Ready Player One (DB73772). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Pariah: Donovan, Book 3
DB101347 19 hours 52 minutes
by W. Michael Gear
read by Alyssa Bresnahan
A scientific survey crew is horrified to find human settlements already in place on Donovan when they arrive. Meanwhile, Talina takes refuge in the ruins of Mundo Base with Kylee, and in Port Authority, Tamarland makes a deadly power play. Sequel to Abandoned (DB94877). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Unreconciled
DB101368 20 hours 19 minutes
by W. Michael Gear
read by Alyssa Bresnahan
A ship arrives crewed by a messianic cannibal cult called the Unreconciled. Kalico settles them at the remote Tyson Station, but an epidemic and the cult’s deadly plans may derail peace. Sequel to Pariah (DB101347). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Palladium Wars, Books 1-2
DB101193 22 hours 14 minutes
by Marko Kloos
read by J.P. Linton
Books one and two of the series, published in 2019 and 2020. In Aftershocks, Aden Robertson emerges after devoting twelve years to the reviled losing side of an interplanetary war. Also includes Ballistic. Violence and strong language. 2020.

Solo: A Star Wars Story
DB101106 9 hours 35 minutes
by Mur Lafferty
read by Marc Thompson
When a young Han Solo manages to escape his home planet but cannot save his girlfriend, he enters the Imperial Navy for a time before going rogue. Entering the shady world of smugglers and con artists, he meets new friends Lando and Chewbacca and plans a risky heist. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Architects of Memory: The Memory War, Book 1
DB102800 12 hours 22 minutes
by Karen Osborne
read by Maggy Stacy
Terminally ill salvage pilot Ash Jackson is desperate to build a future for herself after losing everything in a war with the alien Vai. When she and her crew salvage a genocidal weapon from a starship, Ash uncovers a vast corporate conspiracy. Violence and strong language. 2020.

The Original
DB101318 3 hours 28 minutes
by Brandon Sanderson and Mary Robinette Kowal
read by Julia Whelan
When Holly Winseed wakes up in a near-future hospital room, a team of government agents inform her that she is a replica of herself and that if she wishes to stay alive she must hunt down and kill her husband’s murderer—her original self. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Children of the Earth: An End Times Novel
DB102801 11 hours 6 minutes
by Anna Schumacher
read by Elizabeth Rose
When people start disappearing from Carbon County and Daphne begins receiving visions from God, she questions allegiances. Sequel to End Times (DB79469). Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Hell Divers VI-VII
DB101380 35 hours 5 minutes
by Nicholas Sansbury Smith
read by Joe Wilson
Books six and seven of the series, published in 2019 and 2020. In Hell Divers VI: Allegiance, Xavier works to merge the sky citizens and Cazadores peacefully. Also includes Hell Divers VII: Warriors. Sequel to Hell Divers V: Captives (DB98352). Violence and strong language. 2020.

We Shall Sing a Song into the Deep
DB103672 5 hours 10 minutes
by Andrew Kelly Stewart
read by Mia Ellis
Rescued from the surface world and living aboard a nuclear submarine as part of a religious group, Remy’s identity as a girl remains secret. When the crew’s dying captain gifts her the missile launch key and Remy learns disconcerting information about life on the surface, she must make difficult choices. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

The Mother Code
DB101462 12 hours 27 minutes
by Carole Stivers
read by Soneela Nankani
After a biowarfare agent spreads out of control, scientists scramble to ensure humanity’s survival. As a last resort, genetically engineered children are placed inside robots designed to incubate, birth, and raise them. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Short Stories

The Archive of Alternate Endings
DB99966 4 hours 17 minutes
by Lindsey Drager
read by Catherine Byers
Short stories tracking a fictional evolution of the Hansel and Gretel story at seventy-five year intervals corresponding with Halley’s Comet between 1378 and 2365. The story is used to cover up secrets and expose truths. 2019.
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The Office of Historical Corrections: A Novella and Stories
DB101484 7 hours 16 minutes
by Danielle Evans
read by various narrators
A collection of short stories from the author of Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self (DB72431) that explore themes of race, grief, apology, and American history. In the titular novella, a Black scholar is drawn into a complex historical mystery that spans generations. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Spies and Espionage

Eagle Station
DB101008 11 hours 8 minutes
by Dale Brown
read by Corey M. Snow
The Iron Wolf Squadron uncovers a plot by Chinese and Russian leaders to build a joint secret base on the moon. If they are successful, America will be unable to mine the moon for resources as planned. Sequel to Kremlin Strike (DB101218). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Suspense

Daylight
DB101097 11 hours 40 minutes
by David Baldacci
read by various narrators
FBI Agent Atlee Pine’s search for her twin sister Mercy—who was abducted at the age of six—clashes with military investigator John Puller’s high-stakes case, leading them both deep into a global conspiracy from which neither of them will escape unscathed. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

No Time Left
DB103688 0 hours 37 minutes
by David Baldacci
read by Scott Brick
Highly desired expert assassin Frank Becker is recruited for a mysterious job. He has no idea that it will force him to delve deeply into his own past. He’s determined to complete the assignment, but realizes too late that success will alter his future. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

Cold as Ice
DB101340 14 hours 26 minutes
by Allison Brennan
read by Ann Marie Lee
Two years ago, FBI Agent Lucy Kincaid put psychopath Elise Hansen Hunt in juvenile detention for her role in an organized crime syndicate. Now released at eighteen, Elise has a plan to make Lucy’s life hell. It begins with Lucy’s husband being arrested for a murder he most certainly did not commit. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Cut and Run
DB101339 13 hours 16 minutes
by Allison Brennan
read by Ann Marie Lee
A violent storm uncovers the remains of a family that authorities assumed fled the country years ago to avoid prosecution. But the body of the youngest son isn’t among them. FBI agent Lucy Kincaid and her partner investigate. Meanwhile reporter Max Revere has a connected investigation with Lucy’s PI husband. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The President’s Daughter
DB103817 14 hours 24 minutes
by Bill Clinton and James Patterson
read by various narrators
Former president—and one-time Navy SEAL—Matthew Keating’s worst nightmare has come to pass. His teenaged daughter Melanie has been kidnapped. As the nation watches, Keating embarks on a one-man special-ops mission to retrieve Melanie and stop a madman from wreaking further havoc. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Win
DB102808 12 hours 30 minutes
by Harlan Coben
read by Joe Wilson
Twenty years ago, heiress Patricia Lockwood was kidnapped. She got away, but so did her kidnappers. Items from the family are recovered when a recluse dies, including a suitcase belonging to Patricia’s cousin, Windsor Horne Lockwood III. Win
investigates the cold case himself. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2021.

Deadlock
DB100340 11 hours 3 minutes
by Catherine Coulter
read by Catherine Byers
Agents Savich and Sherlock confront two baffling mysteries. A young wife is forced to confront a decades-old deadly secret when a medium connects her to her dead grandfather. And a vicious psychopath wants the ultimate revenge against Savich. Some violence and some strong language. 2020.

The Last Thing He Told Me
DB103326 8 hours 52 minutes
by Laura Dave
read by Rebecca Lowman
Before he disappears, Hannah’s husband of one year, Owen, smuggles a note to her, asking her to protect his sixteen-year-old daughter, Bailey, who refuses to have anything to do with Hannah. They soon realize that Owen is not who he says he is—and Bailey holds the key. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.

Mayday
DB103666 13 hours 18 minutes
by Nelson DeMille and Thomas Block
read by Scott Brick
A jumbo passenger jet, flying from San Francisco to Japan, is hit when a missile test goes horribly wrong over the Pacific Ocean. The few survivors who aren’t brain damaged are tasked with landing the enormous plane. Updated from the original 1979 edition. Strong language and some violence. Commercial audiobook. 1998.

The Ivies
DB103806 10 hours 3 minutes
by Alexa Donne
read by Phoebe Strole
The Ivies, five prep school elites who would kill to get into the colleges of their dreams, have a showdown after Liv gets into Harvard and queen bee Avery does not. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.

Plan B: A Nick Heller Story
DB99979 1 hour 13 minutes
by Joseph Finder
read by Richard Davidson
Private operative Nick Heller is in Barcelona, Spain, on a rescue mission. A teenage girl is being held in a walled compound with state-of-the-art-security. The plan to get in and get her out could go very wrong. Which is why Nick Heller always has a plan B. Some strong language. 2011.

White Out
DB100342 11 hours 5 minutes
by Danielle Girard
read by Emily Pike Stewart
After surviving a car accident on an icy road in Hagen, North Dakota, Lily Baker regains consciousness with no idea where or who she is. The same night of the accident, a young woman is murdered and tossed in a dumpster. Hagen’s detective soon discovers that Lily and the dead woman are linked. Strong language and some violence. 2020.

The Other Black Girl
DB103816 13 hours 36 minutes
by Zakiya Dalila Harris
read by various narrators
Tired of being the only Black employee at Wagner Books, twenty-six-year-old editorial assistant Nella is excited when Harlem-born Hazel starts working next to her. Soon Hazel is elevated to "Office Darling" and Nella starts receiving threatening notes. Nella is determined to find out who is behind them. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.

Dear Child
DB101449 11 hours 1 minute
by Romy Hausmann
read by various narrators
A windowless shack in the woods. A dash to safety, as a woman finally escapes her captor. She says she is Lena, who disappeared without a trace fourteen years prior. She fits the profile. She has the distinctive scar. But her family swears that she isn’t Lena. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Bullet
DB103683 12 hours 27 minutes
by Iris Johansen
read by Elizabeth Rogers
Research doctor Diane Connors has been developing a secret discovery with global ramifications. But when word gets out, she turns to the last person she wants to ask for help—her ex-husband, Joe Quinn. Joe and his wife Eve Duncan risk everything to protect Diane. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Elsewhere
DB101250 9 hours 25 minutes
by Dean Koontz
read by Dolly Lewis
Since his wife Michelle left seven years ago, Jeffy Coltrane focused on raising his eleven-year-old daughter Amity. It’s a quiet life, until a local eccentric known as Spooky Ed shows up on their doorstep. Ed entrusts Jeffy with hiding a strange and dangerous object. Violence and strong language. 2020.

Local Woman Missing
DB103809 11 hours 43 minutes
by Mary Kubica
read by various narrators
When Shelby Tebow goes missing, her community goes on edge. Then Meredith Dickey and her six-year-old daughter Delilah vanish only blocks from where Shelby was last seen. Fear sets in, but fades as the years pass. Eleven years later, Delilah appears and hides secrets. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Fool Me Twice
DB101447 12 hours 16 minutes
by Jeff Lindsay
read by Braden Wright
The only way thief extraordinaire Riley Wolfe can stay alive is by stealing a Fabergé egg, surviving a double cross, and pulling off the most incredible robbery ever for the world’s most demanding—and dangerous—collector. This will be the challenge of his life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

To Tell You the Truth
DB101102 8 hours 51 minutes
by Gilly Macmillan
read by Emma Fryer
Three decades ago, Lucy Harper’s little brother Teddy went missing. Lucy—the only witness—spun fantasy after fantasy about Teddy’s disappearance, to the detectives’ fury and her parents’ despair. That was the start of her ability to tell a story—a talent she has profited from greatly. Now Lucy’s jealous needy husband has disappeared. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

NYPD Red 6
DB101364 7 hours 20 minutes
by James Patterson and Marshall Karp
read by Jay Snyder
The most lavish wedding of the season invites the most brazen kidnapper in New York City to make the reality star bride disappear. Detective Kylie MacDonald of NYPD Red, already on-scene as a plus-one, loops in her partner, Detective Zach Jordan, to activate Level One mobilization. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Revenge
DB100059 7 hours 31 minutes
by James Patterson and Andrew
read by Gavin Osborn
Former SAS soldier David Shelley learns of the shocking death of a young woman he once helped protect. When her parents discover that Emma had fallen into drugs and online pornography, the father demands retribution. But that will make enemies of people that even Shelley may not be able to protect them from. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.

Three Women Disappear: With Bonus Novel Come and Get Us
DB101093 9 hours 40 minutes
by James Patterson and Shan Serafin
read by various narrators
Three women, who all have a reason to hate a rich stockbroker, all vanish into thin air when he is found dead. Is it because they’re all guilty? Or is the truth even more shocking? They were his personal chef, his housekeeper, and his ex-wife. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Executioner, Books 17-19
DB100766 14 hours 2 minutes
by Don Pendleton
read by Ray Foushee
Books seventeen through nineteen of the series, all published in 1974. In Jersey Guns, an injured Mack Bolan finds himself stranded in a part of New Jersey where the police are proudly on the Mafia payroll. He is alone, unarmed, and hunted by every killer in the state. Also includes Texas Storm and Detroit Deathwatch. Violence and strong language. 1974.

The Executioner, Books 20-22
DB101221 15 hours 31 minutes
by Don Pendleton
read by Ray Foushee
Books twenty through twenty-two of the series, published in 1974 and 1975. In New Orleans Knockout, Mack Bolan lies in wait for the Mafia in the swamps outside New Orleans. Also includes Firebase Seattle and Hawaiian Hellground. Sequel to The Executioner, Books 17-19 (DB100766). Violence and strong language. 1975.

The Executioner, Books 23-25
DB101379 13 hours 43 minutes
by Don Pendleton
read by Guy Williams
Books twenty-three through twenty-five of the series, published in 1975 and 1976. In St. Louis Showdown, gangsters congregate in St. Louis, hoping to turn it into a criminal paradise. Also includes Canadian Crisis and Colorado Kill-Zone. Sequel to The Executioner, Books 20-22 (DB101221). Violence and strong language. 1976.

Save Her Soul
DB100344 13 hours 2 minutes
by Lisa Regan
read by Carol Jacobanis
While helping with a flood rescue operation, Josie sees a tarp-wrapped body float away from a destroyed house. The victim turns out to be a girl from Josie’s high-school class, who is wearing Josie’s late husband Ray’s baseball jacket and was shot in the back of the head. Strong language and some violence. 2020.

Open House
DB102999 7 hours 46 minutes
by Katie Sise
read by Erin Jones
Ten years ago, college student Emma McCullough disappeared. When her bracelet is discovered, her three college best friends and former teacher are glad for a clue, but it triggers Emma’s younger sister Haley. Then another woman is attacked. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2020.

The Disappearing Act
DB103684 9 hours 33 minutes
by Catherine Steadman
read by Catherine Steadman
British star Mia arrives in Hollywood for her first pilot season. There she meets fellow out-of-towner Emily. When Mia does a favor for Emily, it takes a dark turn after Emily disappears and Mia was the last person to see her. Mia must uncover secrets. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Every Last Secret
DB103215 9 hours 29 minutes
by A.R. Torre
read by Maggy Stacy
Cat and her husband William live in the privileged California community of Atherton. When new neighbors move in, Cat does the right thing and welcomes them to the neighborhood. But wife Neena soon sets her eyes on William and everything Cat has. Except Neena doesn’t know Cat’s secrets. 2020.

The Man Who Died; Palm Beach, Finland
DB100736 18 hours 44 minutes
by Antti Tuomainen
read by Guy Williams
Two novels of noir black comedy, translated in 2017 and 2018. In The Man Who Died, a man learns someone has been slowly poisoning him and sets out to find the culprit. Translated from the 2016 and 2017 Finnish editions. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

The Mine; Little Siberia
DB100722 15 hours 26 minutes
by Antti Tuomainen
read by various narrators
Two crime novels of Finnish black comedy, translated in 2017 and 2019. In The Mine, an investigative reporter sets out to uncover corruption at a mining company. In Little Siberia, a priest fends off attempts to steal a valuable meteorite, while trying to determine who impregnated his wife. Translated from the 2015 and 2018 Finnish editions. Some violence. 2019.

Trust No One
DB100350 12 hours 22 minutes
by Debra Webb
read by Catherine Byers
It’s the worst possible time for Birmingham detective Kerri Devlin to have an all-consuming case. She’s locked in a bitter struggle with her ex-husband and teenage daughter, and her reckless new partner is anything but trustworthy. But there’s a killer at large, and a missing pregnant woman. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2020.

Harlequin
DB100348 12 hours 15 minutes
by Morris West
read by George Holmes
A Swiss banker finds himself at the mercy of a cunning computer expert, who attempts to mastermind the downfall of the banker, his family, and his world-wide banking empire. The fierce power struggle between the two men claims governments and individuals as victims. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 1974.

Jackpot
DB103807 6 hours 18 minutes
by Stuart Woods and Bryon Quertermous
read by Tony Roberts
CIA-operative-turned-movie-producer Teddy Fay is called to Macau to resolve an issue when two of his film associates come under threat. Teddy finds that the exorbitant wealth on display hides a dark underbelly of crime and political intrigue. His enemies aren’t expecting his espionage experience. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

War

The Gun
DB101186 6 hours 6 minutes
by C.S. Forester
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Defeated Spanish forces retreat from the French, leaving behind a large bronze cannon. Two years later, partisan forces find the gun and determine to use it in their fight against the French. But they must transport it one hundred miles across mountains to the front lines. Violence and some strong language. 1933.

Westerns

Butch Cassidy: The Lost Years
DB101222 10 hours 19 minutes
by William W. Johnstone and J.A.
read by Alec Volz
A man from the Pinkerton Detective Agency seeks the truth about whether Butch Cassidy actually died in his infamous shootout in Bolivia. An old-timer reveals how Cassidy spent the subsequent years forming a new life only to be pulled into the most dangerous train robbery of his life. Violence and strong language. 2013.

Preacher’s Frenzy
DB101319 9 hours 27 minutes
by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone
read by Jack Garrett
When his friend Charlie is swindled, Preacher heads to New Orleans to infiltrate the French Quarter’s criminal underworld. After being captured and enslaved on a pirate ship, Preacher must start a mutiny if he ever hopes to escape. Sequel to Preacher’s Rage (DB98839). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Rope Burn
DB101342 9 hours 2 minutes
by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone
read by Jack Garrett
When Ace and Chance are thrown in jail after a barroom brawl, they are assumed to be army deserters and sentenced to time on a prison chain gang. With no justice to be found, the brothers must fight their way out. Sequel to Ride the Savage Land (DB100950). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Will Tanner, Books 1-3
DB102453 23 hours 43 minutes
by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone
read by Stephen Van Doren
Books one through three of the series, published in 2016 and 2017. In Will Tanner: US Deputy Marshal, cattle driver Will saves the life of famous US Deputy Marshal Dove and receives a new job and a badge of his own. Also includes A Stranger in Town and Powder Burn. Violence and strong language. 2017.

Will Tanner, Books 4-6
DB102807 31 hours 36 minutes
by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone
read by Joe Wilson
Books four through six of the series, published 2018-2020. In Evil Never Sleeps, Will pursues a bank robber as a cattle rustler hunts down Will. Also includes Dig Your Own Grave and Pray for Death. Sequel to Will Tanner, Books 1-3 (DB102453). Violence and strong language. 2020.

Mountain Times, Books 2-3
DB101255 19 hours 20 minutes
by John Legg
read by John Haag
Books two and three in the series, published in 2016 and 2018. In Blackfoot Dawn, Nathaniel Squire and his brigade uncover a dangerous secret that could lead to war with the Blackfeet. Also includes Mountain Rage. Sequel to Winter Rage (DB46946). Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2018.

Trouble in Tall Pine: Arizona Territory, Book 1
DB101247 7 hours 17 minutes
by John Legg
read by David Hartley-Margolin
After being driven from his home by his wife and the sheriff, Jake Hunter loses control of his wagon. Rescued by the beautiful Xiang Li-Sung and her father, Hunter settles in with the Chinese residents of Tall Pine and fights to win over the other townsfolk. Strong language. 1990.

Massacre at Whip Station: The O’Malleys of Texas, Book 3
DB101315 9 hours 50 minute
by Dusty Richards
read by Jack Garrett
Joe O’Malley and his family attempt to plant roots at Whip Station, a critical stop on the Butterfield stagecoach line. Unfortunately, Whip Station is hunting ground for Mexican revolutionaries, Indians, renegade Confederates, and deadly outlaws. Sequel to Dead Aim (DB93819). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Big Showdown
DB101343 5 hours 25 minutes
by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins
read by Corey M. Snow
Caleb is preparing to head for a new life in San Diego to become a Pinkerton man when a peaceful morning erupts into gunfire. When the dust settles, Caleb realizes he must stay to bring law and order to town. Sequel to The Legend of Caleb York (DB83608). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Bloody Spur
DB101344 5 hours 40 minutes
by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins
read by Corey M. Snow
When Santa Fe Railroad wishes to build a spur through Trinidad, only rancher George Cullen stands against it. But he’s got some hired guns and violent friends to back him up. Sheriff Caleb York must enter the fray for the good of his town. Sequel to The Big Showdown (DB101343). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Hot Lead, Cold Justice
DB101346 6 hours 13 minutes
by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan
read by Jack Garrett
When Sheriff Caleb York’s deputy is shot, Caleb knows the bullets found the wrong target and were meant for him. As a blizzard intensifies, the gang of outlaws behind the attack begin a game of cat-and-mouse with the sheriff. Sequel to Last Stage to Hell Junction (DB101345). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Last Stage to Hell Junction
DB101345 7 hours 2 minutes
by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins
read by Jack Garrett
Caleb receives information related to the puzzling disappearance of a stage coach that contained a key investor in Trinidad’s future and the two women vying for Caleb’s love. Caleb follows the clues to a ghost town known as Hell Junction. Sequel to The Bloody Spur (DB101344). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Grizzly Killer, Books 4-6
DB102389 24 hours 59 minutes
by Lane R. Warenski
read by John Haag
Books four through six of the series, published 2017-2019. In Hell Hath No Fury, Cheyenne warriors kidnap Zach’s wife and her sister. Also includes Where the Buffalo Dance and Smoke on the Water. Sequel to Grizzly Killer, Books 1-3 (DB102107). Some violence. 2019.

Adult Nonfiction

Animals and Wildlife

All My Patients Kick and Bite: Favorite Stories from a Vet’s Practice
DB101166 7 hours 10 minutes
by Jeff Wells
read by Gary Tipton
A second collection from the author of All My Patients Have Tales (DB68717). In his veterinary practice he learns things like the fact that llamas do not take kindly to having their toenails trimmed and fixing an overly amorous burro often needs to be prioritized. 2011.

Arts

The Great Indoors: The Surprising Science of How Buildings Shape Our Behavior, Health, and Happiness
DB101132 8 hours 9 minutes
by Emily Anthes
read by Suzie Althens
Journalist examines the ways enclosed spaces influence human behaviors, health, and emotions. Draws on research to illustrate the importance of a well-placed window on pain management, the impact of office layouts on social networks, and the role of microbes found in homes in immune systems. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Louvre: The Many Lives of the World’s Most Famous Museum
DB101135 12 hours 49 minutes
by James Gardner
read by Graham Halstead
Art critic provides history of iconic French art museum from the first settlement of Paris seven thousand years ago to the early-twenty-first century. Topics include its construction as a royal palace, its transition to house the art looted by Napoleon, and its recovery after World War II. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Astronomy

Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut’s Journeys
DB103796 20 hours 20 minutes
by Michael Collins
read by David Colacci
Describes flight as a joyful union of man, technology, and the elements. Astronaut Collins traces his career from first flight experiences in the Air Force through the days as a test pilot and the flight of the complex Apollo 11. Includes foreword by Charles A. Lindbergh. Commercial audiobook. 1974.

Biography

Children of the Holocaust: Conversations with Sons and Daughters of Survivors
DB101112 11 hours 55 minutes
by Helen Epstein
read by Nan McNamara
A collection of interviews with men and women raised by survivors of the Holocaust. Discusses the varied impact of that dark legacy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1979.

Heart of Fire: An Immigrant Daughter’s Story
DB103663 15 hours 2 minutes
by Mazie K. Hirono
read by Mazie K Hirono
The first Asian American woman serving in the US Senate recounts her life story as an immigrant who was raised on a rice farm in rural Japan. Describes her journey to America, her early days in Hawaii, her family’s struggles, her early political career, and her five decades in public service. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Golem Girl: A Memoir
DB101430 14 hours 3 minutes
by Riva Lehrer
read by various narrators
The author describes her experiences living with spina bifida. Reflects on the difficulties of her childhood and on the profound change brought to her life by joining a group of artists, writers, and performers building Disability Culture to redefine cultural perception of disabled people. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Madwoman and the Roomba: My Year of Domestic Mayhem
DB101056 8 hours 41 minutes
by Sandra Tsing Loh
read by Sandra Tsing Loh
The author chronicles a roller coaster year for her family. Discusses the chaos of her daily life, her struggles with domestic tasks, her worries over various family members, and the many realities of her life as a middle-aged woman in the early twenty-first century. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

We Were Rich and We Didn’t Know It: A Memoir of My Irish Boyhood
DB101058 6 hours 16 minutes
by Tom Phelan
read by Gerard Doyle
The author recounts his experiences growing up in the 1940s Irish midlands on a farm. He describes life before rural electrification, the difficulties of farm life, and the role of the Church in Ireland. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary, Resilient, Disabled Body
DB101063 7 hours 36 minutes
by Rebekah Taussig
read by Rebekah Taussig
A memoir essay collection from a disability advocate living with paralysis. The author reflects on her experiences growing up, the complications of kindness and charity, living both independently and dependently, experiencing intimacy, and the pervasiveness of ableism. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Blindness and Physical Disabilities

Hope of the Crow: Tales of Occupying Aging
DB101220 11 hours 41 minutes
by Katherine Schneider
read by Jennifer Hubbard
The author reflects on life with disabilities and aging through seven years of vignettes of her life. She describes her work as a grass-roots activist, her personal life, and her beliefs. 2020.

Business and Economics

Iron Empires: Robber Barons, Railroads, and the Making of Modern America
DB101229 14 hours 18 minutes
by Michael Hiltzik
read by Mark Ashby
Examines the American railroad industry and prominent personalities from the completion of the Transcontinental Railway in 1869 to the opening decade of the twentieth century. Topics include the impact of railroads on the industrialization of the US and effects of capitalism and concentrated wealth. Some strong language. 2020.

Computers

Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked
DB101282 8 hours 19 minutes
by Adam Alter
read by Adam Alter
Marketing professor examines the development of technology to encourage and make use of addictive behaviors. Topics covered include identifying what behavioral addiction is, ways experiences are engineered to be addictive, and addressing the link between behavioral addiction and technology in the future. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Cryptography: The Key to Digital Security, How It Works, and Why It Matters
DB101019 7 hours 48 minutes
by Keith Martin
read by Matthew Waterson
Information security specialist presents an explanation of the role of cryptography—often associated with the world of spies—in the world of information security. Topics covered include what security means in cyberspace, algorithms and what they do, cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, and potential scenarios for the use of cryptography. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Consumerism

The Psychology of Money: Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness
DB101213 6 hours 38 minutes
by Morgan Housel
read by Bill Wallace
Twenty short stories to illustrate the ways people make decisions surrounding money in order to show behavior-based best practices when making these decisions on your own. Topics include managing your expectations, compound interest, maintaining wealth, savings, optimism versus pessimism, and gullibility. 2020.

Crime

Zero Fail: The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service
DB103825 20 hours 29 minutes
by Carol Leonnig
read by various narrators
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and co-author of A Very Stable Genius (DB98392) explores the United States Secret Service, drawing on her ten years of reporting on the agency for the Washington Post. Topics include the agency’s history, acceleration of its protection program after the Kennedy assassination, and various scandals. Bestseller. 2021.

The Last Days of John Lennon
DB101366 9 hours 6 minutes
by James Patterson and
read by various narrators
During the Beatles’ controversial 1966 American tour, John Lennon complained, "You might as well put a target on me." Describes how the Nixon administration did just that by putting Lennon under FBI surveillance. Argues that the agents’ intent focus on the star himself prevented them from detecting Mark David Chapman’s ever-growing obsession with the man. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Murder of Innocence
DB101365 6 hours 24 minutes
by James Patterson
read by Stephen Graybill
Two true crime cases. In Murder of Innocence, dozens of women have fallen for rich, charming, good-looking Andrew Luster. But Andrew is a predator, and it’ll take a global effort to put him behind bars. In A Murderous Affair a rookie FBI agent may have impregnated his informant—who then disappears. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Diet and Nutrition

7-Day Apple Cider Vinegar Cleanse: Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 7 Days and Turn Your Body into a Fat-Burning Machine
DB100960 3 hours 42 minutes
by J.J. Smith
read by various narrators
The nutritionist author of 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse (DB79385), outlines a detox system to rid the body of unwanted fat and bacteria for renewed energy and lasting weight loss. Includes twenty-five recipes for meals and drinks to help support the body’s natural detoxification process. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

Family

Securely Attached: How Understanding Childhood Trauma Will Transform Your Parenting
DB102955 8 hours 12 minutes
by Mike Berry and Kristin Berry
read by Stephen Van Doren
Two parents explain the therapeutic practices that helped them adopt eight and foster twenty-three children over the course of their marriage. Suggest ways to identify trauma-induced behaviors and attachment disorders and describe methods for advocating for the traumatized child. 2020.

Gardening

Kitchen Garden Revival: A Modern Guide to Creating a Stylish Small-Scale, Low-Maintenance Edible Garden
DB101179 5 hours 40 minutes
by Nicole Johnsey Burke
read by Eva Wilhelm
Leading landscape architect shows home gardeners how to design and grow a small-scale vegetable garden, discovering which edibles grow best in kitchen gardens and sharing season-by-season advice on planting, tending, and harvesting. 2020.

Government and Politics

Undaunted: My Fight Against America’s Enemies, At Home and Abroad
DB101432 14 hours 25 minutes
by John O. Brennan
read by John O. Brennan
Former CIA director recounts his life and career. Details the inner workings of national security and examines key moments throughout his decades in government. Also evaluates his own successes and failures, describing the resulting public fallouts. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.

We’re Better Than This: My Fight for the Future of Our Democracy
DB101009 10 hours 37 minutes
by Elijah Cummings and James Dale
read by various narrators
Politician recounts the formative moments in his personal and professional history that have prepared him to fight for justice and offers his views on the Trump administration. Discusses his upbringing, offers behind-the-scenes looks at House Democratic leadership, and makes the case for the politics of optimism. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Presidents Vs. The Press: The Endless Battle between the White House and the Media—from the Founding Fathers to Fake News
DB101061 21 hours 58 minutes
by Harold Holzer
read by James Lurie
The author of Lincoln and the Power of the Press (DB80749) recounts America’s long history of presidents attacking the freedom of the press for their own gain. Describes the many battles fought over this by John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, and others. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

A Libertarian Walks into a Bear: The Utopian Plot to Liberate an American Town (and Some Bears)
DB101482 9 hours 55 minute
by Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling
read by Kevin Stillwell
An account of the Free Town Project, an experiment in self-government undertaken by a group of libertarians. Describes the plan to take over a small New Hampshire settlement, the town’s subsequent political structure, and the arrival of bears in town due to citizens ignoring hunting and food disposal regulation laws. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Culture Warlords: My Journey into the Dark Web of White Supremacy
DB101370 8 hours 5 minutes
by Talia Lavin
read by Talia Lavin
Journalist delves into the world of online extremist activity, including groups such as white supremacists, religious extremists, and incels. Taking on undercover identities, her discoveries include a whites-only dating sight, a popular extremist YouTube channel run by a teen, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Liberal Privilege: Joe Biden and the Democrats’ Defense of the Indefensible
DB101252 8 hours 24 minutes
by Donald Trump, Jr.
read by Jason Griffith
The son of President Trump and author of Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us (DB97181) discusses his negative views on those with liberal politics. Scrutinizes the actions of the Biden family and alleges misbehavior on the part of liberal politicians. Strong language. 2020.

Where Law Ends: Inside the Mueller Investigation
DB101160 14 hours 12 minutes
by Andrew Weissmann
read by various narrators
Prosecutor from Robert Mueller’s investigation of possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election provides behind-the-scenes insight into the investigation. Reflects on the team’s successes and mistakes, documents consequential decisions, and examines the impact of external pressures from President Trump and Attorney General Barr. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.

Humor

The Best of Me
DB101146 13 hours 11 minutes
by David Sedaris
read by David Sedaris
A retrospective collection culled from the comic essayist’s previously published volumes and magazine articles. Finding the humor in even the darkest personal events, in these stories Sedaris shops for rare taxidermy, struggles with foreign languages, hand-feeds a carnivorous bird, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.

Marriage and Sex

The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship
DB103130 3 hours 51 minutes
by don Miguel Ruiz and Janet Mills
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Writing from a Toltec perspective, the author posits that fear-based beliefs and assumptions undermine love and lead to suffering in relationships. He provides advice on healing emotional wounds and restoring playfulness. Some descriptions of sex. 1999.

Medicine and Health

Gutbliss: A 10-Day Plan to Ban Bloat, Flush Toxins, and Dump Your Digestive Baggage
DB102159 9 hours 55 minutes
by Robynne Chutkan
read by various narrators
Gastroenterologist discusses reasons for gastrointestinal distress, and why it’s much more common in women. Examines the debilitating side effects of supposedly healthy habits, and describes symptoms that could indicate a serious underlying condition. Prescribes a few small changes in diet, lifestyle, and exercise to improve digestive health. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Dear Doctor: What Doctors Don’t Ask, What Patients Need to Say
DB103286 4 hours 3 minutes
by Marilyn McEntyre
read by Kristin Allison
Professor of medical humanities presents questions and conversations for patients to hold with their doctors and questions for patients to reflect on. Topics include awkward conversations, creating a partnership mentality, dietary choices, faith, alternative medicine, finances, and therapeutic regimes. Includes lists of questions and a resource guide. 2021.

The Lady’s Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness: A Memoir
DB101341 13 hours 19 minutes
by Sarah Ramey
read by various narrators
Recounts a decade-long saga of how a seemingly minor illness in the author’s senior year of college turned into a prolonged and elusive condition that destroyed her health—but that doctors couldn’t diagnose or treat. Worse—as they failed to cure her—they hinted that her devastating symptoms were psychological. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Lightning Flowers: My Journey to Uncover the Cost of Saving a Life
DB101446 10 hours 0 minutes
by Katherine E. Standefer
read by Katherine E. Standefer
Recounts the author’s story of the rare diagnosis that sent her tumbling into a fraught maze of cardiology units, dramatic surgeries, and slow, painful recoveries. Examines the social and environmental costs of technology that promises to be lifesaving but is, in fact, much more complicated. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Music

150 Glimpses of the Beatles
DB101026 20 hours 23 minutes
by Craig Brown
read by various narrators
British columnist looks at the career of the Beatles through short vignettes, rather than straight-forward chronology. Includes anecdotes and reminiscences of celebrities, associates of the band, and regular fans to show the effect of the Beatles on the world around them. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Meaning of Mariah Carey
DB100908 11 hours 21 minutes
by Mariah Carey and Michaela Angela Davis
read by various narrators
Memoir of an award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, actress, and philanthropist. Shares stories of her childhood, her breakthrough into music business at eighteen, her marriage to Tommy Mottola, and more. Throughout, she connects her life experiences with her music. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.

The Big Life of Little Richard
DB101230 6 hours 53 minutes
by Mark Ribowsky
read by James Johnson
Music biographer tackles the life and legacy of the flamboyant star of rock, soul, and gospel music. He explores Little Richard’s musicianship, family life, battles against racism, interactions with famous contemporaries, and his lifelong inner conflict between his religion and his sexuality. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2020.

Nobody Ever Asked Me about the Girls: Women, Music and Fame
DB101334 8 hours 50 minutes
by Lisa Robinson
read by Lisa Robinson
Music journalist profiles celebrated female musicians. Examines their challenges with fame and how they struggled in the male-dominated world of the music business. Culled from her many interviews with stars including Tina Turner, Joan Jett, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, and Adele. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

She Come by It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs
DB101091 4 hours 36 minutes
by Sarah Smarsh
read by Sarah Smarsh
Explores how the music of Dolly Parton and other prominent women country artists has both reflected and validated the harsh realities of rural working-class American women. Shows Parton’s evolution as an artist, businesswoman, and icon. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Do You Feel like I Do? A Memoir
DB101331 10 hours 46 minutes
by Peter Frampton and Alan Light
read by Peter Frampton
Memoir of a rock star who shot to fame in 1976 with the album Frampton Comes Alive!, only to have his career plummet not long after. He shares stories of his many musical collaborators, as well as frankly discussing his struggles with substance abuse and ill health. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Nature and the Environment

Mill Town: Reckoning with What Remains
DB101326 12 hours 25 minutes
by Kerri Arsenault
read by Kerri Arsenault
Examines the environmental impact of a paper mill on the author’s small Maine hometown even as it was the primary economic engine for the community for generations. Discusses returning home for her grandfather’s funeral, encountering and comparing the effects of other environmental disasters, and local perceptions. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Ginkgo: The Tree That Time Forgot
DB101876 19 hours 46 minutes
by Peter Crane
read by Michael Russotto
Botanist examines the history of the ginkgo tree, which can first be found in the fossil record from the Permian Period, two hundred million years ago. Explores its origin, proliferation, decline, resurgence, cultural and social significance, medicinal and nutritional uses, and role as a source of artistic inspiration. 2013.

Footprints: In Search of Future Fossils
DB101070 9 hours 28 minutes
by David Farrier
read by Mike Grady
Examines civilization in the Anthropocene era—the geological epoch of human impact—and the traces of culture we may leave behind for future researchers. Covers topics such as types of pollution including plastic and nuclear, roads and travelways, art, and the potential remains of cities. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds
DB103328 13 hours 28 minutes
by Scott Weidensaul
read by Mike Lenz
Author of Return to Wild America (DB63669) and Of a Feather (DB65791) describes the physiological capabilities that allow birds to navigate and migrate across oceans and continents. Highlights the scientists, researchers, and bird lovers working to preserve global migratory patterns. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

Philosophy

This Just Speaks to Me: Words to Live By Every Day
DB101311 5 hours 36 minutes
by Hoda Kotb
read by Hoda Kotb
A second collection of inspirational quotes from a Today show co-host, after I Really Needed This Today (DB97500). With a quote for every day of the year, she includes contributions from a diverse range of thinkers and entertainers, from ancient Rome to modern celebrities. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Poetry

The Essential T.S. Eliot
DB101325 3 hours 53 minutes
by T.S. Eliot
read by various narrators
Selection of poetry by the author of Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats (DB53190) which was the basis for the musical Cats. Narrators include actor Willem Dafoe, Nobel Prize winner Louise Gluck, and Poets Laureate of the United States including Joy Harjo, Tracy K. Smith, and Natasha Trethewey. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Psychology and Self-Help

Didn’t See That Coming: Putting Life Back Together When Your World Falls Apart
DB101092 5 hours 1 minute
by Rachel Hollis
read by Rachel Hollis
The author of Girl, Wash Your Face (DB91974) examines methods for coping in difficult times. Argues that it is up to you how you come through pain: changed for the better, having learned and grown, or stuck in place where your identity becomes rooted in what hurt you. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.

Welcome to the United States of Anxiety: Observations from a Reforming Neurotic
DB101169 8 hours 2 minutes
by Jen Lancaster
read by Jessica Wortham
Novelist and humorist explores why Americans are increasingly plagued by anxiety. Argues one of the main culprits is social media, which encourages us to constantly compare our lives to the carefully crafted perfection of others. Provides tips on how to relax and manage stress. Strong language. 2020.

Be Water, My Friend: The Teachings of Bruce Lee
DB101140 7 hours 23 minutes
by Shannon Lee
read by Shannon Lee
Daughter of actor and martial arts legend Bruce Lee shares some of the Zen-focused lessons of her father, who died in 1973. The central message to "be like water" embraces fluidity and naturalness in life, bringing us closer to our essential flowing nature. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Religion

The Time Is Now: A Call to Uncommon Courage
DB103821 4 hours 0 minutes
by Joan Chittister
read by Joan Chittister
Social activist and nun provides advice for those feeling disillusioned and dissatisfied with the unjust institutions and societal forces at work in the world. The author pairs scriptural insights with narratives of truth-tellers, offering a path for combatting complacency and seeking justice, freedom, peace, and empowerment. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Jesus in Me: Experiencing the Holy Spirit as a Constant Companion
DB100963 7 hours 50 minutes
by Anne Graham Lotz
read by various narrators
Daughter of Billy Graham and the author of Why? (DB60426) presents a guide to connecting to the Holy Spirit in times of need and guidance. Topics include recognizing the constant presence of it, embracing its purpose, reflecting its purity, and trusting in the providence of it. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Dangerous Religious Ideas: The Deep Roots of Self-Critical Faith in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
DB101353 8 hours 55 minutes
by Rachel S. Mikva
read by Sybil Johnson
Rabbi and theologian explores the themes of scripture, election, reward, and punishment across three Abrahamic faith traditions. Examines what constitutes a "dangerous" idea within a faith, its canonical scriptures, and the resulting traditions practiced by the faith. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Gospel According to Jesus: A New Translation and Guide to His Essential Teachings for Believers and Unbelievers
DB103141 9 hours 51 minutes
by Stephen Mitchell
read by Mark Ashby
Author of Gilgamesh (DB77002) and Joseph and the Way of Forgiveness (DB96464) analyzes the words and actions of Jesus based on his own translations of the source texts. Addresses distortions of previous translations. Topics include the Apostles, Jesus’ family, and forgiveness. 1991.

The Message Bible: Complete Bible
DB103327 78 hours 16 minutes
by Eugene H. Peterson
read by various narrators
Interpretation of the Old and New Testaments, which have been written in a style to emulate the communication methods of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2004.

Can I Believe? Christianity for the Hesitant
DB101378 9 hours 15 minutes
by John G. Stackhouse
read by Bill Wallace
Theologian examines why people choose to practice the Christian faith. Focuses on the two questions of what draws people to the faith despite its many issues and other options to practice a belief system and why billions continuously choose to practice it. 2020.

Forgiving What You Can’t Forget: Discover How to Move On, Make Peace with Painful Memories, and Create a Life That’s Beautiful Again
DB103304 8 hours 10 minutes
by Lysa TerKeurst
read by various narrators
Author of It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way (DB93319) and Embraced (DB94095) presents a guide to addressing unresolved pain. Draws on scripture and personal experiences to deal with people who refuse to change, to identify trust issues, and to embrace forgiveness. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.

Bahá’í Basics: A Guide to the Beliefs, Practices, and History of the Bahá’í Faith
DB102994 7 hours 16 minutes
by Frances Worthington
read by Kerry Dukin
Revised edition of introductory text to the Bahá’í faith. Explains the history from its founding in the nineteenth century, pronunciations of common names and terms, basic teachings and tenets, and how to join the faith. 2020.

Science and Technology

The Scientific Method: An Evolution of Thinking from Darwin to Dewey
DB99969 16 hours 22 minutes
by Henry M. Cowles
read by J.P. Linton
Historian examines the multi-faceted development of the concept of "the scientific method"—the process which is taught to those learning about the ways science is conducted and was codified in 1910 by education theorist John Dewey. Examines the roots of Dewey’s proposal in the debates and work of nineteenth-century scientists. 2020.

Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein—Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe
DB100246 14 hours 22 minutes
by Mario Livio
read by J.P. Linton
Author of Accelerating Universe (DB51106) illustrates that the road to scientific breakthroughs is not all successes by highlighting the blunders of some of history’s most famous scientists, including Charles Darwin, Linus Pauling, James Watson, and Francis Crick. Discusses the age of Earth, the Big Bang, and the Theory of Relativity. 2013.

Social Sciences

Tomboy: The Surprising History and Future of Girls Who Dare to Be Different
DB101461 7 hours 35 minutes
by Lisa Selin Davis
read by Thérèse Plummer
Drawing on her previously published op-ed for the New York Times, the author explores the history of girls defying societal expectations of gender. Relies on the expertise of clothing designers, psychologists, historians, neuroscientists, and tomboys of all ages. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal about Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power
DB100696 9 hours 31 minutes
by Deirdre Mask
read by Catherine Byers
Examines how streets get their names, houses their numbers, and how this is informed by issues of class, race, and power. Also discusses the impact of having no address. 2020.

The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Identity
DB103155 11 hours 0 minutes
by Douglas Murray
read by Mark Ashby
The author examines divisive issues of the early twenty-first century, including sexuality, gender, technology, race, social justice, identity politics, and intersectionality. Theorizes that narratives of ideology have collapsed at accelerated rates due to news and social media and identifies what agendas have come to the foreground. Some strong language. 2019.

Breaking Hate: Confronting the New Culture of Extremism
DB101486 8 hours 34 minutes
by Christian Picciolini
read by various narrators
Former white-supremacist leader who works to disengage others from extremist movements discusses political and social extremism in twenty-first-century America. Examines how radicalization occurs, explains his own work as a peace advocate, and provides advice for America to recover from extremist movements. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Sports and Recreation

Curveball: The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone, the First Woman to Play Professional Baseball in the Negro League
DB97982 11 hours 32 minutes
by Martha Ackmann
read by Dawn Ursula
Journalist presents a biography of the first woman to play professional baseball on men’s teams. Chronicles her baseball career, which included years in the semi-pro circuit and a stint in the Negro Leagues in the 1950s. Also details her experiences of racial and gender discrimination. Some strong language. 2010.

Stage and Screen

Cary Grant: A Brilliant Disguise
DB101087 17 hours 6 minutes
by Scott Eyman
read by Angelo Di Loreto
Biography of famous actor born Archibald Leach (1904-1986). Drawing on Grant’s own papers, extensive archival research, and interviews with family and friends, explores his career and personal life. Shows that despite his success, Grant remained deeply conflicted about his past, his present, and his basic identity. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality
DB101333 6 hours 2 minutes
by Michael J. Fox
read by Michael J. Fox
Memoir of the actor and author of Lucky Man (DB54265), who has lived with Parkinson’s Disease for thirty years. He shares personal stories and observations about illness and health, aging, the strength of family and friends, and how our perceptions about time affect the way we approach mortality. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

It’s Never Too Late: Make the Next Act of Your Life the Best Act of Your Life
DB103314 5 hours 19 minutes
by Kathie Lee Gifford
read by various narrators
Faith-centered memoir from a former host on the Today show. Describes her childhood, her relationship with God, her early TV fame with co-host Regis Philbin, and more. Shares advice that it is never too late to change your life and make a difference in the world. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Greenlights
DB101312 6 hours 45 minutes
by Matthew McConaughey
read by Matthew McConaughey
Memoir from Academy Award-winning actor in films including Dazed and Confused and Dallas Buyers Club shares his experiences and his philosophy on life. He describes "greenlights" as the times when the universe gives us permission to try new things. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.

Ripped from the Headlines! The Shocking True Stories behind the Movies’ Most Memorable Crimes
DB100701 14 hours 20 minutes
by Harold Schechter
read by J.P. Linton
True crime historian looks at the real history behind some of Hollywood’s most famous crime dramas. Covers forty movies, including Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope, based on the Leopold and Loeb killings, and Gus Van Sant’s Elephant, based on the Columbine shooting. Violence and strong language. 2020.

Is This Anything?
DB101088 6 hours 21 minutes
by Jerry Seinfeld
read by various narrators
World-famous comedian and star of TV’s Seinfeld shares his favorite material from his long career in stand-up and acting, organized decade by decade. The selections show the evolution of one of his comedy styles and insights into the unforgiving art of writing stand-up comedy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.

Travel

Where I Come From: Stories from the Deep South
DB101077 7 hours 26 minutes
by Rick Bragg
read by Rick Bragg
Pulitzer Prize-winner and author of The Best Cook in the World (DB91075) and My Southern Journey (DB83825) presents a collection of previously published columns exploring his love of living in the American South. Topics include Tupperware, country music, pickup trucks, and fire ants. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Leave It As It Is: A Journey through Theodore Roosevelt’s American Wilderness
DB101435 12 hours 27 minutes
by David Gessner
read by Fred Sanders
Author of All the Wild That Remains (DB81735) presents an examination of the environmental conservationist legacy of Theodore Roosevelt. Explores sites associated with Roosevelt—including the Dakota Badlands, Yellowstone, Yosemite, and the Grand Canyon—and their state in the early-twenty-first century. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

US History

Stolen: The Astonishing Odyssey of Five Boys along the Reverse Underground Railroad
DB101304 7 hours 23 minutes
by Richard Bell
read by Leon Nixon
Recounts the harrowing experiences of five Black boys kidnapped in the North and sold into slavery in the Deep South. Describes their ordeals and their struggles to free themselves. Examines the horrors of the Reverse Underground Railroad, a network which stole away free African American’s to fuel slavery’s expansion. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Fallout: The Hiroshima Cover-up and the Reporter Who Revealed It to the World
DB101062 6 hours 56 minutes
by Lesley M.M. Blume
read by Fred Sanders
Author of Everybody Behaves Badly (DB85714) recounts government attempts to suppress the devastation wreaked by the American nuclear attacks on Japan and New Yorker journalist John Hersey’s role in uncovering the truth. Discusses the contemporary response to Hersey’s article and its longstanding impact on global policy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Rock Me on the Water: 1974-The Year Los Angeles Transformed Movies, Music, Television and Politics
DB103087 16 hours 18 minutes
by Ronald Brownstein
read by Will Damron
Political journalist provides a kaleidoscopic account of a single pivotal year for culture and politics in Los Angeles. He traces the monthly confluence of movies, music, television, and politics to highlight the contrast between the younger generation and the established political order of the time. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.

Black Wall Street: The History of the Greenwood District before the Tulsa Race Riot
DB103792 1 hour 28 minutes
published by Charles River Editors
read by Stephen Platt
Describes the prosperity achieved by Black citizens of Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the early twentieth century, including the wealthiest Black neighborhood in the country at the time. Nevertheless, the city’s Black residents continued to face segregation and racism in the years leading up to the Tulsa City Massacre in 1921. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

A Time of Fear: America in the Era of Red Scares and Cold War
DB103170 10 hours 49 minutes
by Albert Marrin
read by Jason Culp
Examines Red Scares in the United States from the miscarriage of justice in the Scotsboro Boys case, to the tragedy of the Rosenbergs, to the theatrics of the Hollywood Ten, to the menace of Joseph McCarthy and his war hearings. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2020.

Custer
DB101057 2 hours 58 minutes
by Larry McMurtry
read by Henry Strozier
Pulitzer Prize-winning author examines the life of nineteenth-century general George Armstrong Custer, particularly his involvement in the Montana battle on a Cheyenne village known as "Custer’s Last Stand." Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

Revolver: Sam Colt and the Six-Shooter That Changed America
DB101066 16 hours 53 minutes
by Jim Rasenberger
read by Jacques Roy
Biography of the inventor of the Colt revolver, also known as the six-shooter, examines the profound effect of this invention on American history. Particularly discusses this gun’s impact on the expansionism of the American west and that of Colt’s manufacturing process on American industry. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Nazi Menace: Hitler, Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, and the Road to War
DB101012 14 hours 48 minutes
by Benjamin Carter Hett
read by Raphael Corkhill
Examines key events and decisions that took place during the years leading up to World War II in Berlin, London, Moscow, and Washington. Discusses the unsettled politics in these regions in the wake of Hitler’s growing aggression. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Who Cooked the Last Supper? The Women’s History of the World
DB103656 12 hours 18 minutes
by Rosalind Miles
read by Rebecca Gibel
Celebrates the lives and work of women who have shaped civilization throughout history. Profiles unsung women who impacted culture, revolution, war, peace, and the rise and fall of empires. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

A House in the Mountains: The Women Who Liberated Italy from Fascism
DB102155 14 hours 37 minutes
by Caroline Moorehead
read by various narrators
Historian recounts the involvement of four young Italian women in the Italian resistance movement. Describes their fight to overthrow their country’s authoritarian government and the German invaders during World War II. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Children of Ash and Elm: A History of the Vikings
DB101065 17 hours 28 minutes
by Neil Price
read by Samuel Roukin
An account of the Viking Age through archaeological and textual evidence. Discusses the Vikings’ politics, cosmology, art, and culture and profiles key individuals like Björn Ironside and Gudrid Thorbjarnardttir. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Books for Children

Listed books were recently sent to cooperating libraries. Books and magazines are also available for immediate download from the NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) site at https://nlsbard.loc.gov. To order books or sign up for BARD, contact your local cooperating library.

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

Deny All Charges: The Fowl Twins, Book 2
DB101376 8 hours 8 minutes
by Eoin Colfer
read by Nathaniel Parker
Taking the Fowl jet without permission before it mysteriously explodes over Florida, the Fowl twins are placed under house arrest. But when Myles investigates the incident, it leads to his astonishing abduction! Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2020.

The Missing Prince: Ranger’s Apprentice; The Royal Ranger, Book 4
DB101477 8 hours 41 minutes
by John Flanagan
read by John Keating
Charged by Araluen’s King Duncan to covertly rescue the Prince of Gallica from a politically ambitious baron, Will Treaty and his apprentice Maddie take to the road disguised as father and daughter jongleurs. Sequel to Duel at Araluen (DB96050). Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2020.

Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship’s Boy
DB103794 7 hours 25 minutes
by L.A. Meyer
read by Katherine Kellgren
England, 1797. Mary begs on the streets of London with a gang of fellow orphans. At thirteen she disguises herself as a boy and joins a British warship setting sail to search for pirates. Mary maintains her deception—even battling buccaneers. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9. 2002.

Curse of the Blue Tattoo: Being an Account of the Misadventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman and Fine Lady; a Bloody Jack Adventure
DB103675 14 hours 13 minutes
by L.A. Meyer
read by Katherine Kellgren
Jacky Faber is sent to school in Boston after being unmasked as a girl and forced to leave the ship she sailed on in Bloody Jack (DB103794). She roams the city and learns to ride a horse instead of learning to be a lady. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9. 2004.

Under the Jolly Roger: Being an Account of the Further Nautical Adventures of Jacky Faber
DB103822 14 hours 47 minutes
by L.A. Meyer
read by Katherine Kellgren
Fifteen-year-old Jacky escapes finishing school in Boston and heads for London to find her beau Jaimy. Through a series of misadventures, Jacky gains control of a British warship and becomes a privateer. Sequel to Curse of the Blue Tattoo (DB103675). Some violence. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9. 2005.

Wildfire
DB103300 4 hours 28 minutes
by Rodman Philbrick
read by Kirby Heyborne
When campers at Camp Wabanaski evacuate ahead of a fast-moving wildfire, Sam finds himself left behind, disoriented, and running for his life, together with a girl, Delphy, from a different camp. But in the wilds of Maine, the deadly crown fire is everywhere. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2019.

Animals and Wildlife

The Black Stallion and the Girl
DB103125 5 hours 46 minutes
by Walter Farley
read by Adrean Rivers
Alec Ramsay has a hard time persuading his partners to retain the girl he hires as a trainer, and an even harder time convincing them to let her race the Black Stallion when Alec is suspended as a jockey. For grades 4-7. 1971.

The Young Black Stallion
DB103132 3 hours 47 minutes
by Walter Farley and Steven Farley
read by Kristin Allison
The early adventures of the Black Stallion in Arabia before he was captured and brought to the West. For grades 4-7. 1989.

Saucy
DB101350 4 hours 11 minute
by Cynthia Kadohata
read by Mizou Peck
When eleven-year-old Becca, a quadruplet, finds a sick piglet on the side of the road, her life is changed forever. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2020.

I Am Sammy, Trusted Guide
DB101124 0 hours 48 minutes
by Catherine Stier
read by Natalie Budig
Sammy, a golden retriever, becomes a guide dog for Jessie, a college freshman who is blind, and constantly watches their big-city surroundings to keep her safe. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2020.

Family

My Life in the Fish Tank
DB101269 5 hours 38 minutes
by Barbara Dee
read by Lindsey Pierce
When Zinnia’s older brother, Gabriel, is diagnosed with bipolar disorder, it turns her family’s world upside-down, especially since they are keeping the information private. For grades 4-7. 2020.

Tune It Out
DB101351 5 hours 24 minutes
by Jamie Sumner
read by Cindy Kay
Twelve-year-old Lou Montgomery’s life has been centered on her mother’s terrifying plan to make her a singing star, but a crisis reveals Lou’s sensory processing disorder. With the help of friends, Lou begins to see things differently. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2020.

Fantasy

The Last Dragon: The Revenge of Magic
DB101291 8 hours 28 minutes
by James Riley
read by Kirby Heyborne
With help from his friends, Fort tries to find and bring the last dragon to the Old Ones in exchange for releasing Fort’s father. Meanwhile, they continue to seek the books of magic. Sequel to The Revenge of Magic (DB94339). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2019.

The Tower of Nero: The Trials of Apollo, Book 5
DB100996 12 hours 15 minutes
by Rick Riordan
read by Robbie Daymond
Lester teams up with his demigod master, Meg, to follow a prophecy that leads to an ultimate confrontation at the Tower of Nero. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2020.

Friendship

Millionaires for the Month
DB101050 7 hours 16 minutes
by Stacy McAnulty
read by Christopher Gebauer
After Benji and Felix "borrow" twenty dollars from a lost wallet, the billionaire owner challenges them to spend millions of dollars in thirty days in order to learn life lessons about money. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2020.

Growing Up

All Because You Matter
DB100925 0 hours 11 minutes
by Tami Charles
read by Tami Charles
A mother lovingly reassures her Black child that he matters and always will matter. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2020.

History

Shadow in the Dark: The Harwood Mysteries, Book 1
DB101180 5 hours 56 minutes
by Antony Barone Kolenc
read by James Konicek
1184. After suffering a head injury, a boy taken in by monks tries to remember who he is and what happened to his village—and solve the mystery of a shadowy figure. Some violence. For grades 4-7. 2020.

House without Walls: May 10, 1979 to June 7, 1980
DB101242 3 hours 32 minutes
by Ching Yeung Russell
read by Gabriella Cavallero
A novel in verse. Eleven-year-old Lam, her brothers, and other ethnic Chinese flee Vietnam in 1979, embarking on a long and perilous journey toward a refugee camp, where Lam finds new hope and happiness. For grades 5-8. 2019.

Torpedo Run: Mutiny and Adventure aboard a Navy PT Boat during WWII
DB103138 5 hours 48 minutes
by Robb White
read by Mark Ashby
A newly assigned captain disrupts the successful operation of a PT boat in the waters around New Guinea. Then the crew struggles with loyalty in the ranks and considers mutiny. For grades 6-9. 1962.

Holidays

The Unicorns Who Saved Christmas
DB101322 0 hours 9 minutes
by Mary Winn Heider
read by Stacy Gonzalez
When Santa’s reindeer become sick with the chicken pox on Christmas Eve, Santa enlists the help of the North Pole Unicorn Troop to guide his sleigh and save Christmas! Commercial audiobook. For preschool-grade 2. 2020.

Humor

The Nerdiest, Wimpiest, Dorkiest I Funny Ever
DB101272 4 hours 12 minutes
by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein
read by Adam McArthur
Comedian Jamie Grimm, accompanied by his friends, circles the globe as the host of regional competitions. But then he decides to compete against the winners in the Planet’s Funniest Kid Comic Worldwide contest. Sequel to I Funny: School of Laughs (DB100094). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2018.

How to Catch a Unicorn
DB101005 0 hours 8 minutes
by Adam Wallace
read by Tyler Jackson-Price
Children visiting the zoo set out to capture a unicorn, but it cleverly manages to evade their tricks! Commercial audiobook. For preschool-grade 2. 2019.

Mystery and Detective

Bear Bottom
DB103791 7 hours 15 minutes
by Stuart Gibbs
read by Gibson Frazier
While visiting a ranch near Yellowstone National Park with his parents and other FunJungle employees, Teddy investigates the disappearances of bison and an irreplaceable necklace. Sequel to Tyrannosaurus Wrecks (DB99644). Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2021.

Super Puzzletastic Mysteries: Short Stories for Young Sleuths from Mystery Writers of America
DB101253 11 hours 7 minutes
edited by Chris Grabenstein
read by Cecelia Riddett
Anthology of short mystery tales that covers everything from hapless superheroes and stolen squirrel monkeys to murderous triplets and haunted basements. Includes stories by Chris Grabenstein, Stuart Gibbs, Lamar Giles, Peter Lerangis, Kate Milford, and more. For grades 3-6. 2020.

The Amelia Six: An Amelia Earhart Mystery
DB100968 6 hours 3 minutes
by Kristin L. Gray
read by Jill Fox
Eleven-year-old Millie and five other girls, snowed in at Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum in Atchison, Kansas, are on a scavenger hunt when the lights go out and Amelia’s aviator goggles go missing. For grades 4-7. 2020.

Fatal Attraction: The Nancy Drew Files, Case 22
DB103202 3 hours 20 minutes
by Carolyn Keene
read by Jessica Wortham
Romance takes a deadly twist when Nancy’s archrival falls for a man with a shadowy past. For grades 5-8. 1988.

The Mutant Mushroom Takeover: A Maggie and Nate Mystery
DB101184 5 hours 23 minutes
by Summer Rachel Short
read by Steven Carpenter
Hoping to restore her father’s good name and job, Maggie teams up with friend Nate to win a junior naturalist contest, but the rare bioluminescent fungus they find is big trouble. Includes facts about fungi. For grades 4-7. 2020.

Coop Knows the Scoop
DB103301 6 hours 56 minutes
by Taryn Souders
read by Stephanie Einstein
Best friends Coop, Justice, and Liberty investigate the eccentric residents of Windy Bottom, Georgia, after Coop’s grandfather becomes the official suspect in a case involving human bones at a local playground. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2020.

Scary Stories

Beasts & Geeks: A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting, Book 2
DB101126 6 hours 36 minutes
by Joe Ballarini
read by Kathleen McInerney
After defeating the Boogeyman and his army of nightmares on Halloween, Kelly needs to survive Babysitter Bootcamp and all the other monsters seeking revenge. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2018.

Mission to Monster Island: A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting, Book 3
DB101127 6 hours 18 minutes
by Joe Ballarini
read by Kathleen McInerney
When Kelly embarks on a rescue mission to Monster Island, where monster royalty is turning kids into hairy mutant monsters, she must face Internet trolls, trash monsters, and her fear of screwing up. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2019.

School

Riding Sound Waves: The Magnificent Makers, Book 3
DB101234 1 hour 15 minutes
by Theanne Griffith
read by Carolyn Kashner
In the Maker Maze, a magical makerspace, three classmates learn all about the senses and how different people might experience them. For grades 2-4. 2020.

BenBee and the Teacher Griefer: The Kids under the Stairs
DB101427 4 hours 29 minutes
by K.A. Holt
read by Caroline Hewitt
A novel in verse. Four summer school classmates band together to save their teacher and their academic futures after Ms. J.’s unorthodox teaching methods are questioned. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2020.

Science Fiction

The Fuzzy Apocalypse: The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian, Book 1
DB101298 1 hour 28 minutes
by Jonathan Messinger
read by Jonathan Messinger
Born in space, Finn and his friends look for a new planet to call home. But when Explorer Troop 301 gets stuck on a planet that’s about to explode, they will have to face giant aliens and one evil, fluffy bunny rabbit in order to save the planet. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2020.

Sports and Recreation

Becoming Muhammad Ali
DB101045 2 hours 37 minutes
by James Patterson and Kwame
read by Kwame Alexander
A fictional account of boxing legend and activist Muhammad Ali’s youth. Despite school struggles and dealing with racism, a very determined Cassius Clay overcame obstacles in his life—in and out of the ring. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2020.

Children’s Nonfiction

Biography

This Is Your Time
DB101455 0 hours 15 minutes
by Ruby Bridges
read by Ruby Bridges
Civil rights activist Ruby Bridges—who, at the age of six, was the first African American to integrate an all-white elementary school in New Orleans—shares her story and offers a powerful call to action. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2020.

Running with Roselle: How a Blind Boy and a Puppy Grew Up, Became Best Friends, and Together Survived One of America’s Darkest Days
DB101215 5 hours 49 minutes
by Michael Hingson and Jeanette Hanscome
read by Bill Wallace
Hingson, blind since birth, describes Roselle’s energetic days as a puppy to becoming a confident guide dog. The author recounts how their special bond helped them survive the terrorist attacks on September, 11, 2001. For grades 6-9. 2013.

Career and Job Training

Girls Who Run the World: 31 CEOs Who Mean Business
DB100962 8 hours 5 minutes
by Diana Kapp
read by various narrators
Business journalist profiles thirty-one women CEOs who are breaking career barriers from inside the fashion industry to the world of construction. Kapp covers their inspirations, achievements, and plans for the future. Includes sixteen must-know concepts and guidance to creating your own preliminary business plan. Includes supplemental material. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2019.

Cooking

Super Good Baking for Kids
DB101183 4 hours 49 minutes
by Duff Goldman
read by Eva Wilhelm
Celebrity chef and host of the Food Network’s Ace of Cakes and judge for Kids Baking Championship teaches young bakers how to make dozens of yummy concoctions from cake donut bread pudding to pretzel-crusted butterscotch banana cream tarts. For grades 4-7. 2020.

The No-Cook Cookbook
DB103148 2 hours 34 minutes
by Rebecca Woollard
read by Eva Wilhelm
More than fifty heat-free recipes designed to make young chefs more independent in the kitchen. Includes tips for food storage, instructions on how to grow your own food, and ways to change up the recipes. For grades 2-4 and older readers. 2021.

History

The Great and the Terrible: The World’s Most Glorious and Notorious Rulers and How They Got Their Names
DB101262 4 hours 31 minutes
by Joanne O’Sullivan
read by Bill Wallace
Profiles notorious figures—and their nicknames—in history. Includes great leaders such as Good King Wenceslas and Kamehameha the Great and the terrible ones such as Bloody Mary Tudor and Sultan Ismail the Bloodthirsty. For grades 5-8. 2020.

LGBT Issues

My Rainbow
DB101377 0 hours 10 minutes
by Trinity Neal and DeShanna Neal
read by Robin Miles
A mom puts love into action when she creates the perfect rainbow-colored wig for her transgender daughter. Based on the real-life experience of mother-daughter advocate duo Trinity and DeShanna Neal. Commercial audiobook. For preschool-grade 2. 2020.

Music

Singing for Equality: Music of the Civil Rights Era
DB103142 3 hours 38 minutes
by Diane C. Taylor
read by James Johnson
A collective biography about five musicians and groups at the height of their careers, whose passion and talent influenced the Civil Rights Movement. Includes hands-on projects and suggested music samples on YouTube alongside essential questions. For grades 6-9. 2020.

Nature and the Environment

The Thing about Bees: A Love Letter
DB103820 0 hours 12 minutes
by Shabazz Larkin
read by various narrators
A love poem from a father to his two sons, and a tribute to the bees that pollinate the foods we love to eat. Commercial audiobook. For preschool-grade 2. 2019.

Poetry

Woke: A Young Poet’s Call to Justice
DB99980 0 hours 49 minutes
by Mahogany L. Browne and
read by Emily Ellet
A collection of poems by women that reflects the joy and passion in the fight for social justice. Topics include ableism, body positivity, empathy, equality, justice, privilege, resistance, and more. For grades 3-6. 2020.

Religion

Feathered Serpent and the Five Suns: A Mesoamerican Creation Myth
DB101323 0 hours 25 minutes
by Duncan Tonatiuh
read by various narrators
A pre-Columbian creation myth. When all the other gods give up trying to create humans, Quetzalcóatl, the Feathered Serpent, perseveres and faces every trial on his quest with wisdom and bravery. He journeys to Mictlan, the underworld, to achieve his goal. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2020.

You and Your Body

Puberty Is Gross but Also Really Awesome
DB103153 3 hours 45 minutes
by Gina Loveless
read by Mark Ashby
An inclusive and humorous guide to understanding the changes a teenager’s body goes through when they reach puberty. Topics covered include the physical aspects, sleep, nutrition, mental health, bullying, and confidence. For grades 5-8. 2021.

Foreign Language

Spanish

La Chica de Nieve (Snow Girl)
DB100684 14 horas 0 minutos
por Javier Castillo
read by Gredivel Vasquez
Una niña de tres años, Kiera Templeton, se desaparece en el desfile del Día de Acción de Gracias de 1998 en Nueva York. Después, sus padres reciben un video anónimo que demuestra que está sana y salva. Una estudiante de periodismo, Miren Triggs, se hace cargo de la investigación, y pasa años tratando de encontrarla. ¿Lo hará? Contiene lenguaje ofensivo y algunas descripciones de violencia.
(Three-year-old Kiera Templeton disappears at the 1998 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. Later, her parents receive an anonymous video that shows her alive and well. A journalism student, Miren Triggs, picks up the investigation, and spends years trying to track her down. Will she succeed? Some violence and some strong language.) 2020.

El Juego de la Sombra (Shadow Tag)
DB102870 6 horas 57 minutos
por Louise Erdrich
read by Catherine Nunez
El marido de Irene, Gil, un artista nativo americano, está obsesionado con pintar su imagen y vigilarla leyendo su diario, que llena intencionalmente con ficciones hirientes. En otro diario oculto, Irene revela sus verdaderos sentimientos hacia Gil y sus tres hijos. Traducido de la edición en inglés de 2003. Contiene lenguaje ofensivo.
(Irene’s husband Gil, a Native American artist, is obsessed with painting her image and keeping tabs on her by reading her diary, which she intentionally fills with hurtful fictions. In another hidden diary, Irene reveals her true feelings about Gil and their three children. Some strong language.) 2010.

Resistióndose a La Felicidad (Resisting Happiness)
DB101233 5 horas 42 minutos
por Matthew Kelly
read by Reynaldo Infante
El autor explica ¿por qué, nos saboteamos a nosotros mismos, por qué‚ nos sentimos abrumados, por qué‚ dejamos de lado nuestros sueños y por qué‚ carecemos del valor para ser simplemente nosotros mismos? Una guía basada en la fe sobre cómo "empezar a elegir la felicidad de nuevo". Traducido del inglés.
(The author explains why we sabotage ourselves, feel overwhelmed, set aside our dreams, and lack the courage to simply be ourselves. A faith-based guide on how to "start choosing happiness again.") 2016.

Challenger
DB103695 12 horas 41 minutos
por Guillem López
read by Germán Gijón
El 28 de enero de 1986, el transbordador espacial Challenger
estalló a los 73 segundos de su despegue, lo que fue transmitido en directo por la televisión. Esta novela de fantasía urbana explora 73 sucesos de esa mañana de enero, sacando a la luz una red interconectada que difumina la realidad y la ficción. Sin calificación. Audiolibro comercial. Premio Ignotus.
(On January 28, 1986, the Challenger space shuttle exploded 73 seconds after takeoff, which was broadcast on live TV. This urban fantasy novel explores 73 happenings from that January morning, bringing to light an interconnected web that blurs fact and fiction. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Ignotus Award.) 2015.

El Fuego Invisible (Invisible Fire)
DB100685 15 horas 54 minutos
por Javier Sierra
read by Walter Krochmal
David Salas, un lingüista de Dublín, se reúne con una vieja amiga de su abuelo cuando está  de vacaciones en Madrid. Junto con su asistente, se terminan investigando la desaparición de una estudiante suya. La clave para encontrarla parece involucrar el grial, y las pistas les llevan a iglesias, museos, y bibliotecas por toda España.
(David Salas, a linguist from Dublin, meets up with an old friend of his grandfather on vacation in Madrid. With her assistant, he finds himself investigating her student’s disappearance. The key to locating her involves the Grail, and clues lead them to churches, museums, and libraries around Spain. Premio Planeta.) 2017.

Arrancada (Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes)
DB103036 2 horas 32 minutos
por Karin Slaughter
read by Cinthia Ortiz
Julia Carroll, una estudiante universitaria de 19 años, debería estar despreocupada. Pero, en cambio, está decidida a descubrir por qué su compañera Beatrice Oliver y una mujer sin hogar llamada Mona-Sin-Nombre han desaparecido tras ser arrancadas de la calle. Traducido del inglés. Contiene lenguaje ofensivo y algunas descripciones de índole sexual.
(Nineteen-year-old college freshman Julia Carroll should be carefree. But instead she is determined to find out why fellow student Beatrice Oliver and a homeless woman called Mona-No-Name are missing after being snatched off the street. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex.) 2015.

Tiempos Recios (Fierce Times)
DB100253 horas minutos
por Mario Vargas Llosa
read by Walter Krochmal
Guatemala, 1954. Enmarcada en un ambiente de espionaje, intriga política, y asesinatos, el Presidente Jacobo Árbenz sufre un golpe de estado de la Guerra Fría planeado por la CIA, el coronel guatemalteco Carlos Castillo Armas, y el dictador dominicano Trujillo, quien también aparece en La Fiesta del Chivo (DB 61019). Contiene algunas descripciones de violencia.
(Guatemala, 1954. Against a backdrop of espionage, political intrigue, and murder, democratically elected President Jacobo Árbenz falls to a Cold War era coup masterminded by the CIA, Guatemalan general Carlos Castillo Armas, and Dominican dictator Trujillo, seen also in Feast of the Goat (DB56801). Some violence.) 2019.

Audio Magazines

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

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