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Talking Book Topics November-December 2022

Volume 88, Number 6

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Most books and magazines listed in Talking Book Topics are available to eligible readers for download on BARD (the NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download). To use BARD, contact your local cooperating library or visit nlsbard.loc.gov for more information. The free BARD Mobile app is available from the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon’s Appstore.

About Talking Book Topics

Talking Book Topics is distributed free to people unable to read regular print and is available in an abridged form in braille. Talking Book Topics lists a selection of titles recently added to the NLS collection. The entire collection, with hundreds of thousands of titles, is available at www.loc.gov/nls. Select “Catalog Search” to view the collection. Talking Book Topics is available online at www.loc.gov/nls/tbt and downloadable from BARD as a magazine or as a book.

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Music scores and instructional materials

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Table of Contents

In Brief

TBT and BBR will begin to use publisher-provided book descriptions

NLS Collections Development staff have previously written brief, 50-word annotations, or descriptions, for all books produced in audio or braille by NLS. These annotations are what patrons are accustomed to seeing in BBR and TBT as well as on BARD. To provide richer and more extensive information for our patrons, the Collections Development Section has begun using publisher-provided book descriptions for the majority of items being added to the collection. This change began with books acquired in May, and readers should expect to begin seeing them this winter. These longer descriptions often provide a more complete picture of the book.  NLS hopes they will make it easier for patrons to identify titles of interest to them.

When publisher-provided book descriptions are available, NLS will use them verbatim. This means that book descriptions may reference other works or supplementary materials that are not available or contained in the NLS edition. The book descriptions are statements from the publisher and do not represent the position of the Library of Congress. NLS will, however, continue to provide rating taglines to help patrons identify books containing strong language or descriptions of sex and violence.

Please note that in addition, beginning in 2023, NLS will no longer be supplying the extremely brief, one-line annotations of talking books that previously appeared only in the braille edition of Braille Book Review. Braille Book Review will use publisher-provided descriptions of braille books, but will now list only titles, authors, and durations of talking books. We encourage patrons who relied on Braille Book Review for knowledge of talking books to subscribe to Talking Book Topics as well.

NLS Braille-on-Demand pilot continues

Interested in braille you can keep indefinitely? The NLS Braille-on-Demand pilot program, launched this summer, allows all registered patron to receive one hard-copy braille book per month with no return date. Patrons may request books directly using the form at www.surveymonkey.com/r/NLSbrailleondemand External or may contact their network library for assistance in filing their requests. Any braille book available on BARD is eligible to be produced in hard copy by this program. Books will be mailed directly to the requesting patrons.

New braille and audio magazines available

NLS recently added three new magazines to its magazine collection, two in audio and one in braille.

  • Harvard Women’s Health Watch, available in audio, shares information on new prevention strategies, diagnostic techniques, medications, and treatments.
  • Psychology Today, available in audio, is a general-interest psychology magazine representing a variety of perspectives and approaches.
  • Guideposts, available in braille, shares inspirational stories.

All three magazines may be downloaded from BARD. To subscribe to them on cartridge or in hard-copy braille, please contact your network library. 

Version 1.4.6 of BARD Mobile for Android released

NLS released two updates to the BARD Mobile for Android app in September. Version 1.4.5, released early in the month, added many new features, including:

  • the ability to pause and resume downloads
  • sort and search capabilities in Bookshelves and the various Get Book lists
  • the ability to delete books from Wish List
  • a new More Info book details screen
  • a new Settings tab with new settings for User Account and Audio Settings pages

A version 1.4.6 was released later in September to address bugs and stabilize performance. If users have not automated BARD Mobile updates, they will need to go to the BARD Mobile entry in the Google Play Store and enable the update. BARD Mobile users can confirm that they are running the latest version by checking the bottom of the app’s Settings screen.

Version 2.0 of BARD Mobile for iOS released

In a major update to BARD Mobile for iOS, version 2.0 replaces the BARD Website option within the app with a new and powerful search engine. If users have not automated BARD Mobile updates, they will need to go to the App Store and enable the update. Once installed, BARD Mobile 2.0 for iOS will allow users to search by keyword, title, author, or annotation and receive reliable results. Additionally, version 2.0 fixes problems with rewind controls, side-loading books, and downloading and reading non-ASCII foreign language book titles.

To conduct a search in BARD Mobile 2.0, choose the Search option at the top of the Get Books screen, just above Wish List. Keyword is the default search type, and Audio is the default format, but you may change these settings. To access options such as Download and viewing other books by the same author with VoiceOver, touch the title of interest, flick up or down to the desired choice, and double-tap. If you don’t use VoiceOver, select the More info button to the right of the title, and then choose either Download, Add to Wish List, or More Actions. Currently, the new Search option on iOS version 2.0 does not return non-English titles. Patrons searching for non-English titles should continue to use the BARD website to find and add titles to their Wish Lists for downloading.

NLS Patron Engagement Section virtual programs

The NLS Patron Engagement Section continues to host a virtual Monthly BARD review program on Zoom called The Many Faces of BARD. This program occurs the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. Eastern. Each Review will last for one hour and will discuss a predetermined topic about a component of BARD usage or a specific BARD product. After the prepared training, patrons will have an opportunity to ask any questions that they may have regarding the topic of the evening or any other aspect of BARD.

To join a session, visit www.loc.gov/nls/about/services/many-faces-of-BARD on our website or call in by telephone at 1-669-254-5252 (meeting ID 161 116 1911).

The Patron Engagement Section will also be holding its next quarterly Patron Corner program on December 12. The topic will be Do You Hear What I Hear: NLS’s Music Collection Is Not Just for the Musician. For information on future Patron Engagement Section programs, visit www.loc.gov/nls/about/services.

Newsstand

The following announcements may be of interest to readers. The National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled reserves the right to publish announcements selectively, as space permits. The items mentioned below are not part of the NLS program, and their listings do not imply endorsement or support. Prices and details about listed items were correct at the time of compilation but are subject to change.

American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults
1800 Johnson St.
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

  • 2023 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. 1-07899-23, $105. Dimensions 12.6 × 14.5 × 3.4 in. Twelve compatible tabbed plastic calendar pages may be purchased separately. Catalog no. 1-07897-00, $17.
  • Large-print (60-point) 2023 EZ Track Calendar and appointment book in a three-ring binder. Four days per page, with room for notes. Calendar with binder. Catalog no. 1-07900-23, $109. Dimensions 11.4166 × 11.625 × 2.25 in. Insert pages may be purchased separately. Catalog no. 1-07901-23, $105.
  • Print/braille (36-point) 8.5" × 11" 2023 APH InSights Art Calendar. Includes holidays and moon phases. Features the work of artists with visual impairments. Catalog no. 5-18971-23, $8.
  • 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, $23.

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.

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.

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" × 12.5" calendar. Free.

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 (two calendars per person).

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. BBC23B. Free.

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

The Recovery Agent: A Gabriela Rose Novel
DB107814 7 hours 29 minutes
by Janet Evanovich
read by Lorelei King
Recovery agent Gabriela Rose is used to working for bamboozled billionaires. But her latest job is to help save her family. She’s headed to the jungles of Peru in pursuit of the Ring of Solomon and the lost treasure of Lima. Her main problem is that the man with the map is her ex-husband, Rafer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2022.
DB107814 The Recovery Agent: A Gabriela Rose Novel

The Five Greatest Warriors
DB100916 11 hours 49 minutes
by Matthew Reilly
read by Steven Crossley
Jack’s team—racing to rebuild the final pieces of the fabled Machine—discover an ancient inscription containing a rhyme about five mysterious unnamed warriors, whose knowledge will be vital to unlocking the secrets of the Machine and its long-lost pillars. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2009.
DB100916 The Five Greatest Warriors

Family

Miss Pearly’s Girls
DB107636 10 hours 32 minutes
by ReShonda Tate Billingsley
read by Patricia R. Floyd
Four estranged sisters must return to rural Arkansas when their mother is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Their mother wants them to repair their shattered relationships, but first they’ll have to face the lies and obstacles they’ve worked so hard to leave behind. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107636 Miss Pearly’s Girls

Fantasy

Crowbones
DB107353 11 hours 20 minutes
by Anne Bishop
read by Alexandra Harris
When someone comes to the Trickster Night celebration dressed as Crowbones and then is murdered, Vicki DeVine worries that the real Crowbones may have come to town. Humans and Others alike must team together to figure out who is manipulating events. Sequel to Wild Country (DB94114). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2022.
DB107353 Crowbones

Book of Night
DB107927 12 hours 35 minutes
by Holly Black
read by Sara Amini
Charlie long made a living working for magicians who manipulate shadows, robbing their competitors. Charlie has tried to distance herself from that time in her life, but when a terrible figure from her past returns, Charlie descends into a maelstrom of murder and lies. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2022.
DB107927 Book of Night

The Atlas Six
DB107408 16 hours 3 minutes
by Olivie Blake
read by various narrators
Every year, six uniquely talented magicians are selected to compete for initiation into the secretive Alexandrian Society. Libby, Nico, Reina, Parisa, Callum, and Tristan make up the latest group. The six must fight to survive and prove themselves the best to avoid elimination. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2022.
DB107408 The Atlas Six

Edgewood
DB107438 13 hours 3 minutes
by Kristen Ciccarelli
read by Caitlin Kelly
To find her missing grandfather, Pa, Emeline enters the forest of Edgewood, where she discovers that the stories of the fabled Wood King and his mythical court are true. But she also finds that her Pa’s life is in danger and only she can save him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2022.
DB107438 Edgewood

Shattered Midnight: A Mirror Novel
DB107202 7 hours 52 minutes
by Dhonielle Clayton
read by Mary March
In 1920s New Orleans, eighteen-year-old Zora, banished after an incident in Harlem, struggles with her overbearing family, magical powers, love of jazz, and forbidden romance with a white man. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB107202 Shattered Midnight: A Mirror Novel

Broken Wish: The Mirror
DB107204 7 hours 48 minutes
by Julie C. Dao
read by Lindsey Pierce
1800s. Elva must learn to wield her magical powers in a town that fears all witches, while righting her family’s past wrongs before it’s too late. Some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2020.
DB107204 Broken Wish: The Mirror

Castle for Rent: Castle Perilous, Book 2
DB106268 7 hours 2 minutes
by John DeChancie
read by Alec Volz
Bands of blue “demons” appear around the castle, and Incarnadine finds himself trapped in another world. While there, he stumbles across his brother, who once tried to take Castle Perilous by force. Sequel to Castle Perilous (DB106267). Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 1989.
DB106268 Castle for Rent: Castle Perilous, Book 2

Castle Kidnapped: Castle Perilous, Book 3
DB106269 7 hours 36 minutes
by John DeChancie
read by Alec Volz
Castle Perilous’s fantastic voyages begin to backfire, stranding Jeremy on a planet of golf-playing dinosaurs and Gene on a planet overrun by amazon women. Sequel to Castle for Rent (DB106268). Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 1989.
DB106269 Castle Kidnapped: Castle Perilous, Book 3

The Storyteller’s Daughter
DB106896 6 hours 44 minutes
by Cameron Dokey
read by Mary March
After a king is betrayed, he cracks down on his kingdom. Everyone is in danger until a young woman, Shahrazad, steps forward to marry the king. She initially captivates him with her nightly stories but must rely on love going forward. For junior and senior high readers. 1997.
DB106896 The Storyteller’s Daughter

The World Above
DB106900 5 hours 11 minutes
by Cameron Dokey
read by Mary March
After Jack trades his family’s cow for magic beans, he climbs up the magic beanstalk and is captured by the tyrant who rules the World Above. His sister Gen must put herself at risk to rescue him. For junior and senior high readers. 2010.
DB106900 The World Above

Ashes of Gold: Wings of Ebony
DB106629 14 hours 31 minutes
by J. Elle
read by Phaedra Eason
Despite a betrayal, Rue must decide once and for all if she can trust her friends—and herself—to restore her people’s legacy. Sequel to Wings of Ebony (DB102757). Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2022.
DB106629 Ashes of Gold: Wings of Ebony

Queen of Storms: Firemane, Book 2
DB106927 14 hours 55 minutes
by Raymond E. Feist
read by David Thorpe
A series of horrific events shatters the peace of Beran’s Hill, bringing death and devastation and unleashing monstrous forces. Once more, the Greater Realms of Tembria are threatened—and nothing will ever be the same again. Sequel to King of Ashes (DB92317). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB106927 Queen of Storms: Firemane, Book 2

Moon Witch, Spider King
DB107012 30 hours 50 minutes
by Marlon James
read by Bahni Turpin
Ancient witch Sogolon gives her own account of her search for the mysterious boy from Black Leopard, Red Wolf (DB93771). She also reflects on a century-long feud she’s had with the Aesi, chancellor to the king. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107012 Moon Witch, Spider King

The Cursebreakers Trilogy
DB104671 43 hours 16 minutes
by Brigid Kemmerer
read by Mary March
Trilogy, published 2019–2021, featuring a curse, a romance, and a kingdom. Includes A Curse So Dark and Lonely, A Heart So Fierce and Broken, and A Vow So Bold and Deadly. Descriptions of sex, some strong language, and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB104671 The Cursebreakers Trilogy

Nettle & Bone
DB107704 9 hours 7 minutes
by T. Kingfisher
read by Amara Jasper
Shy, convent-raised Princess Marra plans a mission to rescue her sister from an abusive prince. To receive the tools she needs, she must complete three seemingly impossible tasks: build a dog of bones, sew a cloak of nettles, and capture moonlight in a jar. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107704 Nettle & Bone

This Woven Kingdom
DB107681 13 hours 24 minutes
by Tahereh Mafi
read by Kate Reading
The crown prince, Kamran, has heard the prophecies foretelling the death of his king, but he could never have imagined that Alizeh, the servant girl with the strange eyes, would be the long-lost heir. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2022.
DB107681 This Woven Kingdom

Gifts of Darkover
DB107496 9 hours 53 minutes
edited by Deborah J. Ross
read by Catherine Byers
In this collection of short stories, various authors explore the world of Darkover. On a wondrous planet of telepaths and swordsmen, non-humans and ancient mysteries, a technologically advanced, star-faring civilization comes into inevitable conflict with one that has pursued psychic gifts and turned away from weapons of mass destruction. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.
DB107496 Gifts of Darkover

The Cartographers
DB107824 14 hours 17 minutes
by Peng Shepherd
read by various narrators
When her estranged father dies, Nell investigates a strange map she finds in his desk that she has seen before. Though it is seemingly worthless, she discovers that a collector has been hunting down and destroying all other copies of it. In learning the map’s story, Nell uncovers a powerful family secret. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107824 The Cartographers

Hotel Magnifique
DB107829 10 hours 41 minutes
by Emily J. Taylor
read by various narrators
Seventeen-year-old Jani and her little sister Zosa secure jobs at a glamorous magical hotel. Soon, they learn that their staff contracts are unbreakable. Jani embarks on a mission to unravel the mystery of the magic at the heart of the hotel and free Zosa—and the other staff—from the cruelty of the ruthless maître d’hôtel. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2022.
DB107829 Hotel Magnifique

Sovereign Stone
DB107196 18 hours 54 minutes
by David A. Wells
read by J.P. Linton
After recovering the legendary Thinblade, Alexander must seek out the Sovereign Stone. Contained within the ancient teardrop ruby is the secret of Wizard’s Dust, the source of magic and the one thing that will ultimately decide the final battle of the Reishi War. Sequel to Thinblade (DB107195). Violence. 2011.
DB107196 Sovereign Stone

Thinblade
DB107195 21 hours 12 minutes
by David A. Wells
read by J.P. Linton
After his brother is killed, Alexander learns that his family protects an ancient secret. Pursued by the minions of a dark enemy, Alexander flees. He soon learns that he is heir to the throne of Ruatha, one of the Seven Isles, and must recover the ancient Thinblade to claim his throne. Violence. 2011.
DB107195 Thinblade

General

Mother for Dinner
DB106925 6 hours 56 minutes
by Shalom Auslander
read by Shalom Auslander
Seventh Seltzer has done everything he can to break from the past, but in his overbearing, narcissistic mother’s last moments he is drawn back into the life he left behind. At her deathbed, she whispers in his ear the two words he always knew she would: Eat me. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB106925 Mother for Dinner

When I’m Gone, Look for Me in the East
DB107008 8 hours 28 minutes
by Quan Barry
read by David Lee Huynh
Tasked with finding the reincarnation of a great lama—a spiritual teacher who may have been born anywhere in the vast Mongolian landscape—the young monk Chuluun sets out with his identical twin, Mun, who has rejected the monastic life they once shared. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107008 When I’m Gone, Look for Me in the East

Checkout 19
DB107720 6 hours 55 minutes
by Claire-Louise Bennett
read by Claire-Louise Bennett
In a working-class town in a county west of London, a schoolgirl scribbles stories in the back pages of her exercise book, intoxicated by the first sparks of her imagination. As she grows, everything and everyone she encounters become fuel for a burning talent. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107720 Checkout 19

In the Heart of the Country
DB107303 6 hours 40 minutes
by J.M. Coetzee
read by Erin Jones
On a remote farm in South Africa, Magda watches the life from which she has been excluded. Ignored by her callous father, scorned and feared by his servants, she is driven by her anger to commit an act of violence when her father takes an African mistress. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 1976.
DB107303 In the Heart of the Country

The Candy House
DB107786 11 hours 13 minutes
by Jennifer Egan
read by various narrators
Tech mogul Bix Bouton’s company, Mandala, has developed a new platform called “Own Your Unconscious” that allows you access to every memory you’ve ever had, and to share every memory in exchange for access to the memories of others. While some embrace this new technology, others—including Bix’s son—reject it. Strong language. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2022.
DB107786 The Candy House

Tita’s Diary
DB106654 4 hours 40 minutes
by Laura Esquivel
read by Laura Giannarelli
When Tita falls in love with Pedro, she is told that, being the youngest of three sisters, she will never be allowed to marry; instead, she will have to care for her mother. Told in diary entries with recipes. Sequel to Like Water for Chocolate (DB36256). 2015.
DB106654 Tita’s Diary

Big Girl, Small Town
DB107030 9 hours 44 minutes
by Michelle Gallen
read by Nicola Coughlan
Majella is happiest out of the spotlight, away from the gossips of the small town in Northern Ireland where she grew up just after the Troubles. She lives a quiet life caring for her alcoholic mother and working in the local chip shop, until her predictable existence is upended by the death of her granny. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB107030 Big Girl, Small Town

The Butchers’ Blessing
DB107789 9 hours 10 minutes
by Ruth Gilligan
read by various narrators
Every year, Úna prepares for her father to leave her. He will wave goodbye early one morning, then disappear with seven other men to traverse the Irish countryside. Together, these men form the Butchers, a group that roams from farm to farm, enacting ancient methods of cattle slaughter. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB107789 The Butchers’ Blessing

The Curiosities
DB107805 9 hours 49 minutes
by Susan Gloss
read by Karen White
Nell Parker lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with her loving husband, Josh. After a miscarriage, Josh thinks Nell needs a job to distract her from her grief. Finding work turns out to be difficult for an art historian, until Nell sees the ad seeking a director for an unusual new nonprofit called the Mansion Hill Artists’ Colony. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB107805 The Curiosities

Finding Billie Romano
DB106159 9 hours 8 minutes
by Jean Grainger
read by Mare Trevathan
Twenty-five-year-old Billie Romano is struggling with the recent death of her dad and her mother’s remarriage. When she takes a DNA test for fun, the shocking results send her on a journey of discovery that leads her to Castle Dysert in Ireland. 2019.
DB106159 Finding Billie Romano

Sooley
DB102991 10 hours 29 minutes
by John Grisham
read by Dion Graham
Seventeen-year-old Samuel Sooleymon gets the chance of a lifetime: a trip to the United States with his South Sudanese teammates to play in a basketball tournament. While there, Samuel receives devastating news that a civil war is raging across South Sudan and rebel troops have ransacked his village. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102991 Sooley

Memory of Departure
DB106172 6 hours 3 minutes
by Abdulrazak Gurnah
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Hassan Omar is a gifted young African man with a potentially bright future marred by poverty. In the wake of a national uprising, he is denied a scholarship to study abroad. Instead, Hassan travels to Nairobi to stay with a wealthy uncle. By the 2021 Nobel Prize laureate for Literature. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1987.
DB106172 Memory of Departure

Unlikely Animals
DB107640 10 hours 45 minutes
by Annie Hartnett
read by various narrators
Natural-born healer and medical school dropout Emma Starling has come back to small-town Everton, New Hampshire, to care for her father, who is dying from a mysterious brain disease. Clive Starling has been hallucinating small animals, as well as having visions of the ghost of a long-dead naturalist. This ghost has been giving Clive some ideas on how to spend his final days. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107640 Unlikely Animals

B-More Careful
DB107004 9 hours 25 minutes
by Shannon Holmes
read by L. Steven Taylor
Fatherless and with an addict mother, Netta, leader of an all-girl clique, relies on her body and her wiles to survive the harsh streets of Baltimore. But she finds there is more to life after her heartbroken lover Black swears revenge on her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2001.
DB107004 B-More Careful

Vladimir
DB106953 9 hours 42 minutes
by Julia May Jonas
read by Rebecca Lowman
A popular English professor is embroiled in scandal when her husband comes under investigation for his inappropriate relationships with his former students. Meanwhile, she herself becomes increasingly infatuated with Vladimir, a celebrated, married young novelist who’s just arrived on campus. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB106953 Vladimir

No One Is Talking about This
DB103166 4 hours 46 minutes
by Patricia Lockwood
read by Kristen Sieh
A woman who has recently gained fame for her social media posts travels around the world to meet her adoring fans. Speaking on panels about the Internet—here called “the portal”—she grapples with an unshakable conviction that a vast chorus of voices is now dictating her thoughts. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103166 No One Is Talking about This

Under the Magnolias
DB107802 10 hours 37 minutes
by T.I. Lowe
read by Susan Bennett
Magnolia, South Carolina; 1980. Austin Foster is barely a teenager when her mama dies giving birth to twins, leaving her to pick up the pieces while holding her six siblings together and doing her best to stop her daddy from retreating into his personal darkness. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107802 Under the Magnolias

The Swimmers
DB107007 4 hours 8 minutes
by Julie Otsuka
read by Traci Kato-Kiriyama
The swimmers are unknown to one another except through their private routines (slow lane, medium lane, fast lane) and the solace each takes in their morning or afternoon laps. But when a crack appears at the bottom of the pool, they are cast out into an unforgiving world. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107007 The Swimmers

Beautiful
DB107839 6 hours 29 minutes
by Danielle Steel
read by Nick Afka Thomas
A famous young model has her appearance forever disfigured and loses the people she loves most in a terrorist attack. She changes the course and purpose of her life after reading a revealing letter that accompanied her mother’s will. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107839 Beautiful

Memphis
DB107634 9 hours 27 minutes
by Tara M. Stringfellow
read by various narrators
In the summer of 1995, ten-year-old Joan, her mother, and her younger sister flee her father’s violence to the only place they have left: her mother’s ancestral home in Memphis. Half a century ago, Joan’s grandfather built this majestic house for her grandmother—only to be lynched, days after becoming the first Black detective in Memphis. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107634 Memphis

Barcelona Dreaming
DB106345 6 hours 45 minutes
by Rupert Thomson
read by Gabriella Cavallero
In Barcelona, a crime against a young Moroccan immigrant casts a shadow over a group of seemingly unconnected people. They include an English woman who runs a gift shop, an alcoholic jazz pianist, and a translator tormented by unrequited love. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2021.
DB106345 Barcelona Dreaming

French Braid
DB107336 9 hours 6 minutes
by Anne Tyler
read by Kimberly Farr
The Garrett family falls apart over the decades. Beginning in 1959, Mercy would rather be creating art than keeping house for her husband, Robin. Their teenage daughters, steady Alice and boy-crazy Lily, could not have less in common. Their youngest, David, is intent on escaping his family’s orbit, for reasons none of them understands. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107336 French Braid

Remarkably Bright Creatures
DB107924 11 hours 19 minutes
by Shelby Van Pelt
read by various narrators
After Tova Sullivan’s husband died, she began working the night shift cleaning at the Sowell Bay Aquarium. Tova becomes acquainted with curmudgeonly Marcellus, a giant Pacific octopus living at the aquarium. Marcellus knows more than anyone can imagine but wouldn’t dream of lifting one of his eight arms for his human captors—until he forms a remarkable friendship with Tova. Some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107924 Remarkably Bright Creatures

The Lifeguards
DB107638 8 hours 44 minutes
by Amanda Eyre Ward
read by various narrators
Whitney, Annette, and Liza have raised their children together for fifteen years. Their friendship is as safe as the Austin neighborhood where they’ve raised their sweet little boys. Or so they think. One night, the boys share a secret that will shatter the perfect world their mothers have so painstakingly created. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107638 The Lifeguards

The Art of Losing
DB107199 16 hours 29 minutes
by Alice Zeniter
read by Catherine Byers
In her grandparents’ Normandy apartment, Naïma gets glimpses of her family’s past, but her grandfather died before he could tell her his story. Now Naïma will travel to Algeria to see for herself what was left behind—including their secrets. Translated from the 2017 French edition. Strong language. 2021.
DB107199 The Art of Losing

Historical Fiction

The Steel beneath the Silk
DB107292 15 hours 40 minutes
by Patricia Bracewell
read by Rachel Atkins
In the year 1012, England’s Norman-born Queen Emma has been ten years unhappily wed to an aging, ruthless, haunted King Æthelred. But royal discord shifts to grudging alliance when Cnut of Denmark, with the secret collusion of his English concubine, invades England at the head of a massive Viking army. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107292 The Steel beneath the Silk

A Man of Honor
DB107362 11 hours 36 minutes
by Barbara Taylor Bradford
read by Aidan Kelly
Orphaned and alone, Blackie O’Neill has just buried his sister, Bronagh, and must leave his County Kerry home to set sail for England. There, he learns the building trade and starts to dream of greater things. And then, high on the Yorkshire moors, he meets a kitchen maid called Emma Harte. Prequel to A Woman of Substance (DB13727). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107362 A Man of Honor

The Outside Boy
DB106926 12 hours 23 minutes
by Jeanine Cummins
read by Alan Devally
Ireland, 1959. Young Christopher Hurley is a tinker, a Pavee gypsy, who roams with his father and extended family from town to town, carrying all their worldly possessions in their wagons. The wandering life is the only one Christy has ever known, but when his grandfather dies, everything changes. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2010.
DB106926 The Outside Boy

Little Souls
DB107811 8 hours 2 minutes
by Sandra Dallas
read by Carly Robins
Colorado, 1918. With the Spanish flu rampant, Denver’s schools are converted into hospitals and horse-drawn wagons collect corpses left in the street. Sisters Helen and Lutie have moved to Denver from Iowa after their parents’ deaths. When the tenant in their basement dies, the sisters take care of the woman’s young daughter. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107811 Little Souls

The Incredible Winston Browne
DB107359 9 hours 18 minutes
by Sean Dietrich
read by Sean Dietrich
Sheriff Winston Browne has watched over Moab with a generous eye for a decade. But just after Winston receives some terrible news, a seemingly mute runaway with no clear origin arrives in Moab. The residents take her in, until two suspicious strangers arrive and begin looking for her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107359 The Incredible Winston Browne

The Children of Jocasta
DB106625 9 hours 46 minutes
by Natalie Haynes
read by Erin Jones
Jocasta of Thebes struggles through a miserable marriage until she is unexpectedly widowed. Now free to choose her next husband, she selects the handsome, youthful Oedipus. When whispers emerge of an unbearable scandal, the very society that once lent Jocasta its support seems determined to destroy her. Some strong language. 2018.
DB106625 The Children of Jocasta

The Secret Stealers
DB106291 11 hours 35 minutes
by Jane Healey
read by Dolly Lewis
When she is recruited into the Office of Strategic Services by a family friend, young widow and brilliant French teacher Anna Cavanaugh risks everything to help liberate France from occupation—and free herself from the shadows of her former life. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2021.
DB106291 The Secret Stealers

The Long Flight Home
DB107428 10 hours 13 minutes
by Alan Hlad
read by Simon Vance
England, 1940. Susan Shepherd and her grandfather raise homing pigeons, which leads Susan to become involved in an assignment to air-drop hundreds of homing pigeons in German-occupied France. She meets Ollie Evans, a Maine crop-duster pilot who travels to Britain to join the Royal Air Force. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB107428 The Long Flight Home

Forbidden City
DB107807 13 hours 32 minutes
by Vanessa Hua
read by Catherine Ho
On the eve of China’s Cultural Revolution and her sixteenth birthday, Mei dreams of becoming a model revolutionary. When the Communist Party recruits girls for a mysterious duty in the capital, she seizes the opportunity to escape her impoverished village. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107807 Forbidden City

The Last Bookshop in London
DB103176 8 hours 17 minutes
by Madeline Martin
read by Saskia Maarleveld
In August 1939, London prepares for war. Grace Bennett has always dreamed of moving to the city, and finds a job working at Primrose Hill, a dusty book shop in the heart of London. As Grace rediscovers her love of reading, the store unites a community suffering under the Blitz. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB103176 The Last Bookshop in London

Mirror Girls
DB107412 7 hours 46 minutes
by Kelly McWilliams
read by various narrators
Biracial twin sisters—one who presents as Black and the other as white—are determined to put the ghosts of the past to rest and to uncover the truth behind their parents’ murders in the Jim Crow South. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2022.
DB107412 Mirror Girls

The Girl Who Escaped from Auschwitz
DB107315 13 hours 30 minutes
by Ellie Midwood
read by Terry Donnelly
Mala and Edward are locked in a Nazi concentration camp. But when they meet, the dark shadow of Auschwitz is lit by a glimmer of hope. Edward makes Mala believe in the impossible—escape. Violence and some strong language. 2021.
DB107315 The Girl Who Escaped from Auschwitz

The Slow March of Light
DB107365 10 hours 57 minutes
by Heather B. Moore
read by various narrators
In the summer of 1961, a wall of barbed wire goes up quickly in the dead of night, officially dividing Berlin. Aware of the many whose families have been divided, Luisa joins a secret spy network, risking her life to help East Germans escape across the Berlin Wall and into the West. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107365 The Slow March of Light

Mortal Music: A Silver Rush Mystery
DB106634 12 hours 45 minutes
by Ann Parker
read by Dolly Lewis
When diva Theia Carrington Drake asks Inez to accompany her for several performances, Inez is thrilled. But someone is threatening Theia, and Inez realizes a murderer is stalking the city’s opera halls. Sequel to A Dying Note (DB106171). Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2020.
DB106634 Mortal Music: A Silver Rush Mystery

The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post
DB107797 14 hours 38 minutes
by Allison Pataki
read by Barrie Kreinik
Marjorie Post glued cereal boxes in her father’s barn as a young girl. No one could have predicted that C.W. Post’s Cereal Company would grow into the General Foods empire, with Marjorie as its heiress and leading lady. Not content to stay in her prescribed roles of high-society wife, mother, and hostess, Marjorie dared to demand more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107797 The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post

Take My Hand
DB107639 11 hours 0 minutes
by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
read by Lauren J. Daggett
Montgomery, Alabama; 1973. Fresh out of nursing school, Civil Townsend intends to make a difference, especially in her African American community. At the Montgomery Family Planning Clinic, she hopes to help women shape their destinies, to make their own choices for their lives and bodies. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107639 Take My Hand

The Last Telegram
DB107696 11 hours 6 minutes
by Liz Trenow
read by Susan Duerden
Decades ago, as Nazi planes dominated the sky, Lily Verner made a terrible choice. She’s tried to forget, but now an unexpected event pulls her back to the 1940s British countryside. She finds herself remembering the brilliant colors of the silk she helped to weave at her family’s mill, the relentless pressure of the worsening war, and the kind of heartbreaking loss that stops time. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.
DB107696 The Last Telegram

The Good Left Undone
DB107723 13 hours 22 minutes
by Adriana Trigiani
read by various narrators
Matelda, the Cabrelli family’s matriarch, has always been brusque and opinionated. Now, as she faces the end of her life, she is determined to share a long-held secret with her family about her own mother’s great love story: with her childhood friend, Silvio, and with dashing Scottish sea captain John Lawrie McVicars, the father Matelda never knew. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107723 The Good Left Undone

What Did You Do in the War, Sister? How Catholic Nuns in Belgium Defied and Deceived the Nazis in World War II
DB106881 11 hours 41 minutes
by Dennis J. Turner
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Fictionalized account, based on letters and documents written by Catholic sisters during WWII, of Belgian nuns who were active members of the Resistance against the Nazis. 2018.
DB106881 What Did You Do in the War, Sister? How Catholic Nuns in Belgium Defied and Deceived the Nazis in World War II

The Storyteller of Casablanca
DB107192 9 hours 19 minutes
by Fiona Valpy
read by Erin Jones
Morocco, 1941. Twelve-year-old Josie and her family fled Nazi-occupied France for Casablanca, where they awaited safe passage to America. Seventy years later, Zoe is a wife and mother living as an expat in an unfamiliar place. But when she discovers Josie’s diary from the 1940s beneath the floorboards of her daughter’s bedroom, Zoe enters the inner world of young Josie. 2021.
DB107192 The Storyteller of Casablanca

The Dictionary of Lost Words
DB102981 11 hours 13 minutes
by Pip Williams
read by Pippa Bennett-Warner
In 1880s England, Esme is the daughter of a lexicographer working on the Oxford English Dictionary. Seeing discarded words on slips of paper, she realizes that words relating to women are not always valued. As she grows up and experiences sexism herself, she wants to rescue these lost words. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102981 The Dictionary of Lost Words

The US Navy’s On-the-Roof Gang: Prelude to War
DB106719 11 hours 53 minutes
by Matt Zullo
read by Steven Carpenter
Fictionalized account based on a real-life US Navy’s radio intelligence organization known as the On-the-Roof-Gang. Harry Kidder, a US Navy radioman, deciphers the Japanese katakana telegraphic code while stationed in the Philippines in the 1920s, and trains other sailors and marines to intercept and decode Japanese Navy signals. Some strong language. 2020.
DB106719 The US Navy’s On-the-Roof Gang: Prelude to War

The US Navy’s On-the-Roof Gang: War in the Pacific
DB106720 11 hours 15 minutes
by Matt Zullo
read by James Konicek
December 7, 1941. The On-the-Roof Gang radio intercept operators do their work as war breaks out. Some suffer in POW camps, others have to evacuate their intercept sites, and still others perform intercept operations while at sea during some of the most famous naval battles of World War II. Some violence and some strong language. 2021.
DB106720 The US Navy’s On-the-Roof Gang: War in the Pacific

Human Relationships

The Ladies’ Room
DB107185 8 hours 57 minutes
by Carolyn Brown
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Trudy has a daughter in the middle of a major rebellion, a two-timing husband who has been cheating for their entire married life, and a mother with Alzheimer’s residing in the local nursing home. Now she has the crumbling old house she inherited to worry about as well. 2011.
DB107185 The Ladies’ Room

Sweetshop of Dreams
DB107835 12 hours 53 minutes
by Jenny Colgan
read by Beverley A. Crick
Rosie Hopkins thinks leaving her busy London life, and her boyfriend Gerard, to sort out her elderly Aunt Lilian’s sweetshop in a small country village is going to be dull. But as Rosie gets Lilian back on her feet, breathes a new life into the candy shop, and gets to know the mysterious Stephen, life is anything but. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.
DB107835 Sweetshop of Dreams

Lost along the Way
DB107633 9 hours 29 minutes
by Erin Duffy
read by Rachel Fulginiti
Jane, Cara, and Meg swore their friendship would stand the test of time. But when Jane eloped with her wealthy older boyfriend, she didn’t invite her oldest friends to the ceremony. Years later, Jane realizes her marriage is a sham and seeks out her old friends. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.
DB107633 Lost along the Way

Slightly South of Simple
DB106287 10 hours 10 minutes
by Kristy Woodson Harvey
read by Lindsey Pierce
Caroline Murphy swore she’d never set foot back in the small Southern town of Peachtree Bluff. But now that her marriage to a New York high society heir has fallen apart in a very public fashion, a pregnant Caroline and her daughter head home to visit her mother, Ansley. Strong language. 2017.
DB106287 Slightly South of Simple

Nantucket News
DB106665 7 hours 13 minutes
by Pamela M. Kelley
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Taylor Abbott moved to Nantucket for her dream job as a reporter at the local paper. Until her rental cottage is available, she’s staying at the Beach Plum Cove Inn, the bed-and-breakfast run by her college roommate, Abby. Abby, meanwhile, is dealing with an issue she thought she’d resolved. 2021.
DB106665 Nantucket News

Summer on the Island
DB107818 11 hours 32 minutes
by Brenda Novak
read by Amy McFadden
After the death of her US senator father, Marlow Madsen travels to the small island off the coast of Florida where she spent summers growing up, to help her mother settle the family estate. For Marlow, it’s the perfect escape to feel grounded again—one she’s happy to share with friends Aida and Claire. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107818 Summer on the Island

The Summer Retreat
DB106951 8 hours 29 minutes
by Sheila Roberts
read by Ann Marie Gideon
When the man she thought she would marry cheats on her, school teacher Celeste heads to Moonlight Harbor to spend the summer with her sister Jenna at the beach. Jenna wants to help Celeste find love again, but she has her own romantic troubles. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB106951 The Summer Retreat

The Clover Girls
DB107426 11 hours 35 minutes
by Viola Shipman
read by various narrators
Elizabeth, Veronica, Rachel, and Emily met at Camp Birchwood as girls in 1985, where over four summers they were inseparable. Thirty years later, a terminally ill Emily sends the others a letter asking them to reunite at the camp and heal old wounds. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107426 The Clover Girls

Dial A for Aunties
DB103081 10 hours 25 minutes
by Jesse Q. Sutanto
read by Risa Mei
When Meddelin Chan ends up accidentally killing her blind date, her mother calls for her meddlesome aunties to help get rid of the body. Unfortunately, the dead body is inadvertently shipped in a cake cooler to a wedding being planned by Meddy and her family. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103081 Dial A for Aunties

All My Rage
DB107414 10 hours 28 minutes
by Sabaa Tahir
read by various narrators
A family extending from Pakistan to California deals with generations of young love, old regrets, and forgiveness. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2022.
DB107414 All My Rage

Mystery and Detective

Turn a Blind Eye
DB102899 9 hours 34 minutes
by Jeffrey Archer
read by George Blagden
1987. British Detective Inspector William Warwick, from Hidden in Plain Sight (DB101354), has been tasked with working undercover to root out corruption in the heart of the Metropolitan Police Force. The investigation is threatened when a member of his team falls for their target. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102899 Turn a Blind Eye

A Candle for the Bag Lady
DB106876 1 hour 12 minutes
by Lawrence Block
read by Ray Foushee
When private detective Matthew Scudder receives an unexpected bequest of twelve hundred dollars, he struggles to identify his benefactor. He finally remembers she is the bag lady he frequently encountered. She had been murdered, and he feels the need to identify her killer. Some strong language. 1977.
DB106876 A Candle for the Bag Lady

Beyond a Reasonable Donut
DB107201 9 hours 10 minutes
by Ginger Bolton
read by Laura Hatch
Deputy Donut Café owner Emily Westhill and her assistant Nina are preparing for the Faker’s Dozen Carnival, but their supplies—and then their cash register—keep going missing. They soon find that one of the people involved has been killed—and Nina is the prime suspect. Emily and her retired police chief father-in-law must clear Nina of murder. 2021.
DB107201 Beyond a Reasonable Donut

Barn Bewitchment: A Magical Renovation Mystery, Book 5
DB106895 5 hours 41 minutes
by Amy Boyles
read by Lindsey Pierce
Life is going well for Clementine and Rufus. Clem’s looking forward to restoring a barn, until it’s revealed that the barn is bewitched. Undeterred, Clem moves forward, but a dead body surfaces and the barn’s owner starts acting in a bizarre manner. A magic fight is brewing. Some violence. 2021.
DB106895 Barn Bewitchment: A Magical Renovation Mystery, Book 5

Silent as the Grave: A Sloane Monroe Prequel
DB106671 2 hours 37 minutes
by Cheryl Bradshaw
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Three months after Rebecca Barlow’s body is found floating in a lake, her parents hire private investigator Sloane Monroe to find out what really happened. Rebecca had left her young child with her parents for the day, but she held secrets someone killed to keep quiet. Some strong language. 2021.
DB106671 Silent as the Grave: A Sloane Monroe Prequel

Bear Witness: A Naomi Manymules Mystery
DB106826 9 hours 4 minutes
by J. Burges and D. Burges
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Naomi Manymules’s life gets even more interesting when a Hollywood production comes to town. She worries about the workload carried by her boss, Grant Carson, but they soon land a Hollywood lawsuit. When the production’s leading man goes missing, Naomi and Carson find they need to defend a mutual friend. Strong language and some violence. 2021.
DB106826 Bear Witness: A Naomi Manymules Mystery

Body Count: FBI-K9 Series; Book 2
DB107317 8 hours 44 minutes
by Jodi Burnett
read by Mary March
Free-spirited Susan Bell and Special Agent Burke Cameron are worried about the state of their relationship, since they seem like polar opposites. But when Susan and a group of women go missing in the Colorado Rockies, Burke and his compatriots frantically search for them. Susan must find a rapport with a killer to survive. Violence and strong language. 2020.
DB107317 Body Count: FBI-K9 Series; Book 2

The Novel Art of Murder
DB106632 8 hours 51 minutes
by V.M. Burns
read by Suzanne Toren
Mystery bookstore owner Samantha Washington is having fun writing her own mystery novel. But when her grandmother, Nana Jo, becomes suspect number one in the murder of her acting rival, Maria Romanov, Sam must clear Nana Jo’s name. Maria’s secrets lead to multiple suspects. Some violence. 2018.
DB106632 The Novel Art of Murder

The Puppy Who Knew Too Much
DB107725 6 hours 34 minutes
by V.M. Burns
read by Madison Vaughn
Divorcée Lilly Echosby is trying to get used to her new life in Chattanooga with her dog, Aggie. But when a cranky new neighbor complains about Aggie digging up tulips, Lilly investigates and finds Aggie has really dug up a dead body. Lilly must find the killer, as it turns out she knew the dead man. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB107725 The Puppy Who Knew Too Much

Read Herring Hunt
DB106342 8 hours 16 minutes
by V.M. Burns
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Dawson Alexander is a local hero as a college star quarterback, mystery bookstore owner Samantha Washington’s tenant that she treats like an adopted son, and the prime suspect when his ex-girlfriend is found murdered. With the Sleuthing Senior Book Club, Samantha works to find the real killer. Some violence. 2018.
DB106342 Read Herring Hunt

The Finders: A Mace Reid K-9 Mystery
DB107828 7 hours 55 minutes
by Jeffrey B. Burton
read by Matt Godfrey
Mason “Mace” Reid specializes in the detection of human remains and trains dogs to assist in the service. Coming off a bad year with the loss of a beloved dog and the dissolution of his marriage, Mace adopts a mysterious rescue dog named Vira. Mace and Vira are soon drawn into a taxing murder case. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB107828 The Finders: A Mace Reid K-9 Mystery

The Keepers: A Mace Reid K-9 Mystery
DB107724 8 hours 0 minutes
by Jeffrey B. Burton
read by Matt Godfrey
Cadaver dog trainer Mace Reid and his star pupil, golden retriever Vira, are called in to search Chicago’s Washington Park at three o’clock in the morning. What they find has them running for their lives. Their investigation leads to corruption at the highest levels. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107724 The Keepers: A Mace Reid K-9 Mystery

Murder at Mallowan Hall
DB107363 9 hours 32 minutes
by Colleen Cambridge
read by Jennifer M. Dixon
Phyllida Bright works as housekeeper for famed mystery novelist Agatha Christie. When she discovers a dead body in the library during a house party, former Army nurse Phyllida takes it on herself to uncover who the killer is—especially after another body is found, and it is one of her housemaids. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107363 Murder at Mallowan Hall

A Relative Murder
DB107815 9 hours 52 minutes
by Jude Deveraux
read by Susan Bennett
Novelist Sara Medlar’s best skill is sharing stories about other people; she always hoped the truth of her own family would stay hidden. She is soon drawn into another murder investigation with her niece Kate and friend Jack Wyatt. It turns out a mysterious stranger connected to the murder has ties to Sara’s family. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107815 A Relative Murder

City of Stones: A Detective Matt Jones Thriller, Book 4
DB107209 7 hours 59 minutes
by Robert Ellis
read by Dwayne Glapion
Detective Matt Jones is still on medical leave due to a previous case. He receives a late-night call from reporter Ryan Brooks asking a favor. When he arrives at the Brooks home, he finds a horrific crime scene. Jones investigates what secrets Brooks was keeping which may have led to his and his family’s deaths. Violence and strong language. 2021.
DB107209 City of Stones: A Detective Matt Jones Thriller, Book 4

The Bounty: A Fox and O’Hare Novel
DB103050 7 hours 56 minutes
by Janet Evanovich and Steve Hamilton
read by Scott Brick
FBI agent Kate O’Hare and charming con man Nick Fox face off against the shadowy international organization known as the Brotherhood in the search for a buried train filled with Nazi gold. They must turn to their respective fathers for help in order to succeed. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103050 The Bounty: A Fox and O’Hare Novel

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Murder
DB102838 9 hours 11 minutes
by Joanne Fluke
read by Suzanne Toren
The mayor of Lake Eden, Minnesota, has been murdered, and Hannah Swensen’s sister is the primary suspect. To save her sister, Hannah must find time between the rush of Easter orders at The Cookie Jar and spring into investigation mode. Includes recipes. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102838 Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Murder

Bad Moon Rising: A Bad Axe County Novel
DB107643 7 hours 38 minutes
by John Galligan
read by Samantha Desz
Sheriff Heidi Kick must investigate what happened to a homeless young man last seen alive miles away from Bad Axe. The medical examiner confirms the victim was killed by being buried alive—a scene from Kick’s latest nightmares. Newspaper editor-in-chief Leroy Fanta suggests the case may be connected to one of his routine letter writers. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107643 Bad Moon Rising: A Bad Axe County Novel

Final Sentence
DB105997 10 hours 11 minutes
by Daryl Wood Gerber
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Done with her high-pressure career, Jenna Hart joins her Aunt Vera to open a culinary bookshop and café. Unfortunately, Desiree Divine—the celebrity chef and Jenna’s old college roommate that they’ve recruited for opening ceremonies—turns up dead. Jenna must sort through Desiree’s many enemies to discover the killer. Some violence. 2013.
DB105997 Final Sentence

Mr. Monk Is Cleaned Out
DB107205 8 hours 35 minutes
by Lee Goldberg
read by Mary March
Private detective finds himself impacted by California’s financial crisis when he’s fired by the San Francisco Police Department. His situation is made worse when he finds his savings are gone, stolen by his financial advisor, Bob Sebes. When the key witness to Sebes’s embezzlement trial is killed, Monk is convinced that Sebes did it. Some strong language. 2010.
DB107205 Mr. Monk Is Cleaned Out

Independent Bones
DB107830 10 hours 50 minutes
by Carolyn Haines
read by Kate Forbes
When fervent feminist Dr. Alala Diakos starts as a visiting professor of Greek literature at Ole Miss University, she quickly earns the admiration—and condemnation—of many. While she is speaking in a Zinnia park, PI Sarah Booth Delaney discovers a sniper rifle and worries for the professor’s safety. But when a man is found murdered, Alala is the prime suspect. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107830 Independent Bones

The Case of the Missing Servant: From the Files of Vish Puri, India’s “Most Private Investigator”
DB107352 8 hours 26 minutes
by Tarquin Hall
read by Sam Dastor
An attorney hires Vish “Chubby” Puri, the fifty-one-year-old Punjabi founder of a detective agency in New Delhi, India, to find a missing maid named Mary. Then someone takes a shot at Vish, Mary’s corpse is discovered, and Vish’s client is arrested. Some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2009.
DB107352 The Case of the Missing Servant: From the Files of Vish Puri, India’s “Most Private Investigator”

The Prodigal Daughter
DB107011 6 hours 18 minutes
by Mette Ivie Harrison
read by Kirsten Potter
Bishop’s wife Linda Wallheim has grown increasingly disillusioned with her faith and has begun marriage counseling with her husband, Kurt. But when the teenaged babysitter of one of her grandchildren vanishes, Linda begins investigating. She discovers the girl was the victim of a terrible crime and searches to find her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107011 The Prodigal Daughter

All She Wrote: Holmes & Moriarity, Book 2
DB106875 8 hours 4 minutes
by Josh Lanyon
read by Alec Volz
When Anna Hitchcock, known as the “American Agatha Christie,” falls down icy stairs, she asks her protégé Kit Holmes to fill in for her during a writing seminar. With his new lover, J.X. Moriarity, Kit heads to an elegant snowbound mansion. Attendees start dying. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2010.
DB106875 All She Wrote: Holmes & Moriarity, Book 2

Right behind Her
DB106279 9 hours 7 minutes
by Melinda Leigh
read by Laura Hatch
Twenty-seven years ago, sheriff Bree Taggert’s father killed her mother and then committed suicide. Now Bree and her younger brother Adam find human remains on their family farm, murdered in the same manner. The two suspects are Bree’s dad and an unlikely squatter. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2021.
DB106279 Right behind Her

Dark Coulee: A Claire Watkins Mystery
DB106265 7 hours 8 minutes
by Mary Logue
read by Erin Jones
In spite of her continuing panic attacks, widow Claire Watkins is settling in to her new life as deputy sheriff of Pepin County, Wisconsin. But one night while out with her new beau Rich Haggard, well-liked farmer Jed Spitzler is stabbed in the chest. Claire must find the killer. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2000.
DB106265 Dark Coulee: A Claire Watkins Mystery

Glare Ice: A Claire Watkins Mystery
DB106877 6 hours 59 minutes
by Mary Logue
read by Jill Fox
Claire Watkins is still adjusting to life in Fort St. Antoine when she notices local Stephanie Klaus sporting bruises and a stiff gait. Claire suspects abuse, but Stephanie won’t talk. Then Stephanie’s new boyfriend, Buck, is tied into his car, driven out to Lake Pepin, and left to drown. Claire must find the killer before another dies. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2001.
DB106877 Glare Ice: A Claire Watkins Mystery

Hanging Falls: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery
DB107430 10 hours 12 minutes
by Margaret Mizushima
read by Nancy Wu
Officer Mattie Cobb and her K-9 partner Robo are on a scouting mission to pinpoint trail damage when they find a body floating at the edge of a lake. Robo scents another human, leading to a forest dweller becoming the prime suspect. But the victim’s identity also raises connections to an odd religious cult. Mattie and Robo must find the killers. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB107430 Hanging Falls: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery

Striking Range: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery
DB107366 9 hours 49 minutes
by Margaret Mizushima
read by Nancy Wu
Deputy Mattie Cobb prepares to confront the man who tried to kill her—and may have killed her father thirty years earlier. But when she arrives at the prison, he’s found dead in his cell, with a mysterious map the only clue. With her K-9 partner Robo, she searches the map’s locations. They soon are investigating another killer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107366 Striking Range: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery

The Blood Strand: A Faroes Novel
DB106289 12 hours 42 minutes
by Chris Ould
read by George Holmes
Jan Reyna may have been born on the Faroes, but having grown up to become a British police detective, the islands are foreign to him. When his estranged father is implicated in murder, Jan returns. He partners with local detective Hjalti Hentze to uncover the truth. Strong language and some violence. 2016.
DB106289 The Blood Strand: A Faroes Novel

The Fire Pit: A Faroes Novel
DB107307 14 hours 9 minutes
by Chris Ould
read by George Holmes
After the apparent suicide of a dying man, the skeleton of a young woman is discovered. Detective Hjalti Hentze believes it is a Norwegian woman reported missing forty years earlier. British Detective Inspector Jan Reyna continues to investigate his mother’s suicide, and as he digs deeper, connections between the cases appear. Strong language and some violence. 2018.
DB107307 The Fire Pit: A Faroes Novel

What Gold Buys: A Silver Rush Mystery
DB106120 15 hours 9 minutes
by Ann Parker
read by Lindsey Pierce
Inez’s roving husband Mark returns to Leadville, determined to win back her affections. Meanwhile, a soothsayer is murdered in an alley, and the mystery only deepens when her body disappears. Sequel to Mercury’s Rise (DB106119). Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2016.
DB106120 What Gold Buys: A Silver Rush Mystery

The Verifiers
DB107727 11 hours 49 minutes
by Jane Pek
read by Eunice Wong
Claudia Lin has long ignored her family’s expectations. But she also keeps secrets, like the fact that she romantically prefers women and has been recruited to work for Veracity—a referrals-only online-dating detective agency. Claudia thinks she’s found her ideal job, but she breaks protocol to investigate when a client vanishes. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107727 The Verifiers

A Darker Reality: An Elena Standish Novel
DB107644 12 hours 19 minutes
by Anne Perry
read by Susan Lyons
Elena Standish is visiting Washington, DC, for the first time, and excited about attending an anniversary party her wealthy grandparents are throwing. But when a guest is tragically murdered, Elena finds out the woman was a British spy, and she must pair with a fellow MI6 agent to uncover what happened—especially when her grandfather is accused. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107644 A Darker Reality: An Elena Standish Novel

Watching: The Making of Riley Paige, Book 1
DB107295 8 hours 1 minute
by Blake Pierce
read by Elaine Wise
Twenty-two-year-old psychology major Riley Paige is looking forward to creating a career with the FBI. Then her closest friends on campus are abducted and killed by a serial killer. Riley senses she’s on the killer’s target list. She must use her knowledge of criminal psychology—even as it threatens her own psyche—to catch the killer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
DB107295 Watching: The Making of Riley Paige, Book 1

Under Pressure
DB107819 11 hours 40 minutes
by Robert Pobi
read by Will Damron
On a gorgeous October evening, New York City’s iconic Guggenheim Museum is closed for a private gala. Then an explosion kills 702 people, including every single attendee, but leaving little damage to the building. Astrophysicist and former FBI agent Dr. Lucas Page is called in to help uncover clues to find the killer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB107819 Under Pressure

An Impossible Impostor: A Veronica Speedwell Mystery
DB107010 12 hours 29 minutes
by Deanna Raybourn
read by Angèle Masters
Veronica Speedwell and her natural historian beau, Stoker, are summoned by head of Special Branch, Sir Hugo Montgomerie. His goddaughter, Euphemia Hathaway, lost her eldest brother, Jonathan, years ago. But now someone has arrived claiming to be Jonathan. Veronica agrees to investigate, but encounters her own ghosts. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107010 An Impossible Impostor: A Veronica Speedwell Mystery

Animal Instinct
DB103234 6 hours 29 minutes
by David Rosenfelt
read by Fred Berman
Corey Douglas and his K-9 partner, German shepherd Simon Garfunkel, and the rest of the K Team are tasked with an unsolved murder. Corey knew the victim from his time on the force when he answered a domestic dispute call. His suspicions lead to a more sinister scenario. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103234 Animal Instinct

The K Team
DB103055 6 hours 21 minutes
by David Rosenfelt
read by Fred Berman
Corey Douglas and his K-9 partner, Simon Garfunkel, retire from the police force and need something to do. Corey proposes a partnership with fellow former cop Laurie Carpenter and her investigative partner, Marcus. Their first client is a judge who is being blackmailed. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB103055 The K Team

Seven-Year Witch
DB107364 7 hours 58 minutes
by Angela M. Sanders
read by Rebecca Mitchell
Librarian Josie Way is working to develop her newly found witchcraft skills with help from letters left by her grandmother. Then rumors circulate that the location of a new retreat center is cursed. Josie’s interest is piqued along with that of FBI agent Sam Wilfred. Sam’s soon-to-be ex-wife goes missing, and Josie must clear his name. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107364 Seven-Year Witch

The Deadline
DB107590 8 hours 0 minutes
by Kiki Swinson
read by Elle Cleviden
Off-air journalist Khloé Mercer covers the tough Norfolk, Virginia, neighborhood she grew up in, and works to break an exclusive in order to land an anchor desk slot. But when a murder takes place, she must decide on breaking the dirty truth or keeping quiet to keep her family safe. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB107590 The Deadline

An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good: Stories
DB107281 3 hours 15 minutes
by Helene Tursten
read by Suzanne Toren
Collection of five stories featuring eighty-eight-year-old Maud. She has lived alone in downtown Gothenburg for seventy years and prefers it that way. Her misadventures include handling a crisis with a local celebrity who covets Maud’s apartment, foiling her ex-lover’s engagement, and disposing of some pesky neighbors. Translated from the Swedish editions. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
DB107281 An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good: Stories

The Consequences of Fear: A Maisie Dobbs Novel
DB103052 10 hours 30 minutes
by Jacqueline Winspear
read by Orlagh Cassidy
1941. While making a delivery, government office runner Freddie Hackett witnesses a murder, then faces the killer when completing the delivery. Freddie turns to Maisie Dobbs for help when the police won’t listen. Maisie must tread carefully when her work with the Special Operations Executive collides with murder. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103052 The Consequences of Fear: A Maisie Dobbs Novel

Occult and Horror

Gwendy’s Magic Feather
DB103136 4 hours 48 minutes
by Richard Chizmar
read by various narrators
The mysterious reappearance of the button box, along with the troubling disappearances in Castle Rock, leads Gwendy home again to stop a madman. Includes supplemental material. Sequel to Gwendy’s Button Box (DB88221). Some violence and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB103136 Gwendy’s Magic Feather

Such a Pretty Smile
DB107348 10 hours 8 minutes
by Kristi DeMeester
read by Khristine Hvam
There’s something out there that’s killing. Known only as The Cur, he leaves no traces, save for the torn bodies of girls, on the verge of becoming women, who are known as troublemakers, those who refuse to conform. Two females fight against the forces that try to silence them. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107348 Such a Pretty Smile

Vampires, Hearts & Other Dead Things
DB106889 11 hours 28 minutes
by Margie Fuston
read by Kathryn Markey
As her father lies gravely ill with pancreatic cancer, eighteen-year-old Victoria’s last hope is to find a vampire in New Orleans, an impossible mission that rekindles a special friendship. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB106889 Vampires, Hearts & Other Dead Things

The Book of the Most Precious Substance
DB107043 8 hours 37 minutes
by Sara Gran
read by Kristin Allison
After a tragedy too painful to bear, former novelist Lily Albrecht has resigned herself to a dull, sexless life as a rare book dealer—until she gets a lead on a rare 17th-century manual on sex magic, rumored to be the most potent occult book ever written. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2021.
DB107043 The Book of the Most Precious Substance

Gwendy’s Final Task
DB107440 7 hours 27 minutes
by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar
read by Marin Ireland
Evil forces seek to possess a mysterious button box, and it is up to Senator Gwendy Peterson to keep it from them at all costs. But where can you hide something from such powerful entities? Strong language and some violence. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107440 Gwendy’s Final Task

Crawlspace
DB106904 10 hours 39 minutes
by Herbert Lieberman
read by Guy Williams
A retired couple attempts to befriend a strange young man who sets up house in the basement of their new home. Frightened at first, they later accept him almost as a son, but their efforts to rehabilitate him result in hostility from their neighbors. Some violence and some strong language. 1971.
DB106904 Crawlspace

Echo
DB106995 18 hours 55 minutes
by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
read by various narrators
After a terrible accident high in the Alps, travel journalist Nick Grevers wakes from a coma to find that his climbing buddy, Augustin, is missing and presumed dead. But Nick and his boyfriend Sam soon realize that something else came down from the mountain with Nick, and their uninvited guest is awake. Translated from the 2019 Dutch edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB106995 Echo

Fallen Academy: Year Four
DB107319 6 hours 32 minutes
by Leia Stone
read by Lindsey Pierce
Lucifer isn’t happy about Brielle’s escape from Hell and plans to make that known to the Earth’s inhabitants. Chaos has descended on Angel City, and the Fallen Army needs to do everything they can to keep it from falling. Meanwhile, Brielle is training for the fight of a lifetime. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2019.
DB107319 Fallen Academy: Year Four

Fallen Academy: Year One
DB107310 7 hours 43 minutes
by Leia Stone
read by Barrie Kealoha
When angels fell from the sky to war with the demons that ravaged Earth, their combined powers infected humanity. Now, the humans are assigned one of two fates, either demon-gifted or angel-blessed. After black wings sprout from Brielle’s back at her awakening ceremony, she realizes something is terribly wrong. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2018.
DB107310 Fallen Academy: Year One

Spells like Teen Spirit
DB107416 11 hours 22 minutes
by Kate Williams
read by Phoebe Strole
Esme suspects that the trouble brewing in Spring River has something to do with a new band that reeks of Red Magic. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB107416 Spells like Teen Spirit

The Keep
DB105412 14 hours 39 minutes
by F. Paul Wilson
read by Doug Ramsdell
As they investigate why Nazi soldiers are being killed and mutilated at a garrison in Romania, an elite SS extermination squad finds a terrifying evil at work and summons a folklore expert to help—a man who happens to be Jewish. Another man hopes to destroy the awakening ancient evil. Violence and some strong language. 1981.
DB105412 The Keep

Political Themes

2034: A Novel of the Next World War
DB103229 10 hours 52 minutes
by Elliot Ackerman and James Stavridis
read by various narrators
2034. Coordinated attacks against American military operations by Iran and China unleash a new war based on cyber weaponry. Players from all sides have their own agendas, and those with boots on the ground are the ones most often paying the price. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103229 2034: A Novel of the Next World War

The People’s House
DB106266 11 hours 46 minutes
by David Pepper
read by Ray Foushee
While investigating some odd election results in Ohio, political reporter Jack Sharpe uncovers an international plot that may strike at the heart of American democracy. Violence and strong language. 2016.
DB106266 The People’s House

Religious Themes

The Words between Us
DB107369 10 hours 24 minutes
by Erin Bartels
read by Stina Nielsen
A reclusive bookstore owner hoped she’d permanently buried her family’s sensational past with a new name. But when the novels she once shared with an old crush begin appearing in the mail, it’s clear her true identity is about to be revealed, threatening the new life she has painstakingly built. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB107369 The Words between Us

The Lady and the Mountain Promise: The Mountain Series, Book 4
DB106630 5 hours 43 minutes
by Misty M. Beller
read by Catherine Byers
Lilly Arendale’s Guatemalan mother and wealthy English father gave her the best of upbringings, but their family was never accepted in either country. Now, alone in the Montana Territory, the effects of racism have left Lilly with a one-year-old daughter and a fierce desire to avoid all men. 2015.
DB106630 The Lady and the Mountain Promise: The Mountain Series, Book 4

Far Side of the Sea
DB107631 10 hours 31 minutes
by Kate Breslin
read by Sarah Zimmerman
In spring 1918, British Lieutenant Colin Mabry receives an urgent message from a woman he once loved but thought dead. Feeling the need to redeem himself, he travels to France, only to find the woman’s half sister, Johanna, who believes her sister is alive and the prisoner of a German spy. As they seek answers across Europe, danger lies at every turn. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB107631 Far Side of the Sea

Out of the Embers: Mesquite Springs, Book One
DB102912 9 hours 33 minutes
by Amanda Cabot
read by Em Eldridge
1885. Ten years after her parents were killed, the orphanage that sheltered Evelyn Radcliffe burns down. Convinced this must be related to her parents’ murders, Evelyn flees with the only other survivor to Mesquite Springs, Texas, and finds refuge in the home of rancher Wyatt Clark. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB102912 Out of the Embers: Mesquite Springs, Book One

The Paris Dressmaker
DB107721 12 hours 30 minutes
by Kristy Cambron
read by Barrie Kreinik
Paris, 1939. Maison Chanel has closed as Nazi soldiers invade the streets. Dressmaker Lila de Laurent decides to use her skills to infiltrate and spy on the Nazi elite. Four years later, Sandrine Paquet’s job is to catalog the priceless works of art bound for Berlin. But behind closed doors, she secretly forages for information from the underground resistance. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107721 The Paris Dressmaker

A Season of Love
DB102973 8 hours 27 minutes
by Amy Clipston
read by Devon O’Day
Katie Kauffman is happy her friends have found love, even if she sometimes feels like a fifth wheel. When Jake Miller starts a remodeling job at the Kauffman Bakery, he and Katie become friends, but Jake is Mennonite and Katie has recently been baptized in the Amish faith. Commercial audiobook. 2012.
DB102973 A Season of Love

Beyond a Doubt
DB107278 8 hours 37 minutes
by Colleen Coble
read by Devon Oday
Bree Nicholls has made a name for herself finding missing persons in the untamed wilderness of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula with her search-and-rescue dog, Samson. When a basement remodeling project at her lighthouse home uncovers evidence from a cold case, Bree’s family comes under attack. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2004.
DB107278 Beyond a Doubt

The House at Saltwater Point
DB103077 8 hours 18 minutes
by Colleen Coble
read by Devon O’Day
When house flipper Ellie Blackmore’s sister Mackenzie disappears, she is desperate to find her. Her only clue is the bloodstain on the deck of Mackenzie’s boat. Ellie meets Coast Guard intelligence officer Grayson Bradshaw, who believes Mackenzie faked her own death. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
DB103077 The House at Saltwater Point

Leaving Lavender Tides
DB102948 2 hours 30 minutes
by Colleen Coble
read by Devon O’Day
Having narrowly avoided tragedy in their hometown of Lavender Tides, Washington, Shauna and Zach Bannister are finally on a honeymoon cruise through the Hawaiian islands. But soon the newlyweds begin receiving mysterious threats. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
DB102948 Leaving Lavender Tides

Her Secret Song: Brides of Hope Mountain, Book 3
DB102967 8 hours 38 minutes
by Mary Connealy
read by Barbara McCulloh
Colorado, 1874. The Nordegren sisters were raised on Hope Mountain and taught to fear the outside world. With her sisters married, oldest sister Ursula finally ventures out and comes across a wounded man, bounty hunter Wax Mosby. Wax was climbing Hope Mountain in part to atone for his terrible choices. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB102967 Her Secret Song: Brides of Hope Mountain, Book 3

June
DB107632 7 hours 4 minutes
by Lori Copeland
read by Holly Adams
Like her sister before her, June leaves her Michigan home to embrace her future as a mail-order bride to a young Washington State pastor. But nothing works out as June expects. Caught up in her fiancé’s vision for an elaborate tabernacle that would befit God’s glory, she soon learns that not everyone approves of the plan. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1999.
DB107632 June

A Season on the Wind
DB107170 10 hours 9 minutes
by Suzanne Woods Fisher
read by Stephanie Cozart
Ben Zook had only two loves in his life: books and birds. A chase for a rare bird takes him to the one place on earth to which he had planned never to return: his Amish home in Stoney Ridge. He boards at the home of his local guide, Micah, whose sister Penny once loved Ben. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107170 A Season on the Wind

The Trustworthy One
DB106952 7 hours 21 minutes
by Shelley Shepard Gray
read by Tavia Gilbert
Kendra Troyer was tormented at school by her classmates and at home by abusive parents. She left Walnut Creek and her faith behind. Now she is back, faith restored, but unwilling to forgive Nate Miller for how he treated her years before. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB106952 The Trustworthy One

Proposing Mischief: The Joplin Chronicles, Book 2
DB107427 11 hours 27 minutes
by Regina Jennings
read by Ann Richardson
Left to rue her mistake of falling in love with the wrong man, Maisie Kentworth keeps busy by exploring the idle mine nearby. While managing his mining company, Boone Bragg stumbles across Maisie and the crystal cavern she’s discovered. He makes her a proposal that he hopes will solve all their problems. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107427 Proposing Mischief: The Joplin Chronicles, Book 2

Shadows of Swanford Abbey
DB107347 13 hours 32 minutes
by Julie Klassen
read by Elizabeth Jasicki
In pursuit of an author who could help get her brother published, Rebecca Lane stays at Swanford Abbey, a grand hotel rumored to be haunted. It is there she encounters Sir Frederick, the man who broke her heart. When a mysterious death occurs, Rebecca is one of the suspects. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107347 Shadows of Swanford Abbey

Where the River Ends
DB106986 12 hours 18 minutes
by Charles Martin
read by Mark Deakins
Ten years into their marriage, when Abbie faces a life-threatening illness, her husband Doss battles it with her every step of the way. And when she makes a list of ten things she hopes to accomplish before she loses the fight for good, Doss tries to make it all happen. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2008.
DB106986 Where the River Ends

The Unlikely Yarn of the Dragon Lady
DB107854 8 hours 23 minutes
by Sharon J. Mondragón
read by Christina Moore
Margaret, Rose, Jane, and Fran had a good thing going: meet every week in the quiet of their peaceful chapel and knit prayer shawls. No muss, just ministry—that is, until their pastor boots them out of the church in his last-ditch effort to revive the dwindling congregation. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107854 The Unlikely Yarn of the Dragon Lady

Heart of a Lion: Lions of Judah, Book One
DB107635 14 hours 30 minutes
by Gilbert Morris
read by Lloyd James
When young Noah steps outside his village, he discovers a world of temptation. Drawn by a beautiful woman yet repulsed by the pagan practices of her tribe’s dark worship, his inner struggle keeps him in torment. Noah strains to hear the voice of God, and the message he receives is terrifying. Will he find the courage to obey? Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2000.
DB107635 Heart of a Lion: Lions of Judah, Book One

Autumn Song: Seasons of the Heart, Book Two
DB107313 8 hours 6 minutes
by Martha Rogers
read by Pilar Witherspoon
Texas, 1889. Kathleen Muldoon is twenty-three and tired of ranch living. Fiercely independent and determined to become a nurse, she has left her family’s ranch to study medicine. Daniel Monroe has just arrived in Porterfield to set up his law practice. Sparks fly when he is introduced to Kate. 2011.
DB107313 Autumn Song: Seasons of the Heart, Book Two

Summer Dream: Seasons of the Heart, Book One
DB106909 7 hours 45 minutes
by Martha Rogers
read by Laura Hatch
As the daughter of a small-town minister in Connecticut, Rachel Winston despairs of finding a husband, until Nathan Reed arrives in town. Although attracted to Rachel, Nathan avoids her because he has no desire to become involved with a Christian after experiences with his own family. 2011.
DB106909 Summer Dream: Seasons of the Heart, Book One

A Blessing to Cherish
DB103080 11 hours 25 minutes
by Lauraine Snelling
read by Callie Beaulieu
After several years of widowhood and hardship, Ingeborg Bjorklund focuses on the good she’s been given while she watches her widowed stepson fall in love once again. But not everything is comfortable for Ingeborg as one of her dearest friendships is changing. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB103080 A Blessing to Cherish

Someday Home
DB107637 10 hours 40 minutes
by Lauraine Snelling
read by Kristin Kalbli
The sprawling lake home Lynn Lundberg built with her husband has been an epicenter of joyful family life. But since her husband’s sudden passing two years ago, Lynn has been lost in the grief. She doesn’t want to sell the big family place, but she can’t exist there on her own much longer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.
DB107637 Someday Home

Romance

Mackenzies and McBrides, Books 9-12
DB105962 44 hours 9 minutes
by Jennifer Ashley
read by various narrators
Four historical romances with heroes from the Mackenzie family of Scotland, originally published 2017–2021. Includes Alec Mackenzie’s Art of Seduction, The Devilish Lord Will, A Rogue Meets a Scandalous Lady, and The Sinful Ways of Jamie Mackenzie. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2021.
DB105962 Mackenzies and McBrides, Books 9-12

Free: A Chaos Novel
DB107009 17 hours 43 minutes
by Kristen Ashley
read by Kate Russell
Through good times, bad times, and times of war, Cole “Rush” Allen grew up in the Chaos Motorcycle Club. Now the club has one more battle on their hands, just as Rush meets the woman he will do anything to protect. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB107009 Free: A Chaos Novel

Delilah Green Doesn’t Care
DB107006 11 hours 44 minutes
by Ashley Herring Blake
read by Kristen DiMercurio
Delilah’s estranged stepsister, Astrid, pressures her into photographing her wedding. Delilah plans to breeze in and out, but then she sees Claire, one of Astrid’s stuck-up friends, and decides that maybe there’s some fun (and a little retribution) to be had in Bright Falls after all. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107006 Delilah Green Doesn’t Care

Fools in Love: Fresh Twists on Romantic Tales
DB106290 10 hours 18 minutes
edited by Ashley Herring Blake and Rebecca Podos
read by Barrie Kealoha
A young adult anthology featuring fifteen short stories that re-imagine or subvert popular romance and rom-com tropes. The authors include Rebecca Barrow, Gloria Chao, Sara Farizan, Claire Kann, Malinda Lo, and more. Strong language and descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB106290 Fools in Love: Fresh Twists on Romantic Tales

One True Loves
DB107017 8 hours 53 minutes
by Elise Bryant
read by Joniece Abbott-Pratt
While on a post-graduation Mediterranean cruise with her family, Lenore Bennett meets a hopeless romantic with a ten-year plan who helps her find something she’s been looking for—love. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2022.
DB107017 One True Loves

The Sheriffs of Savage Wells
DB107291 9 hours 29 minutes
by Sarah M. Eden
read by Kirsten Potter
Paisley Bell is more than capable of being the sheriff of the sleepy town of Savage Wells—even if she is a woman. But when famed lawman Cade O’Brien arrives to take over the job, the two engage in a showdown of wits and skill. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.
DB107291 The Sheriffs of Savage Wells

Beloved
DB104072 8 hours 21 minutes
by Robin Lee Hatcher
read by Windy Lanzl
At 17, Diana Brennan fell hard for Tyson Applegate, the son of a wealthy mine owner. After a whirlwind courtship and marriage, Tyson took off for adventures around the world, and is eventually presumed dead. Diana is ready to move past the old pain and marry again, when Tyson reappears. Commercial audiobook. 2013.
DB104072 Beloved

Book Lovers
DB107926 11 hours 26 minutes
by Emily Henry
read by Julia Whelan
Cutthroat literary agent Nora Stephens agrees to go to Sunshine Falls, North Carolina, when her sister Libby begs her to accompany her on vacation. Surprisingly, Nora keeps bumping into Charlie Lastra, a bookish, brooding editor from back in the city. It would be a meet-cute, if not for the fact that they’ve met many times and it’s never been cute. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2022.
DB107926 Book Lovers

People We Meet on Vacation
DB103191 10 hours 49 minutes
by Emily Henry
read by Julia Whelan
Travel writer Poppy and her friend Alex could not be more different, but they bonded on a road trip home from college and afterwards took annual vacations together. Unfortunately, their last vacation ruined everything between them. Two years later Poppy talks Alex into one more trip together. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103191 People We Meet on Vacation

Someone to Love: Book 1 of the Lost Girls Trilogy
DB107491 15 hours 58 minutes
by Cheryl Holt
read by Terry Donnelly
As a girl, Libby Carstairs was found by Navy sailors on a deserted island in the Caribbean, with no memory of her past. When she returned to England, her story was sensationalized in the papers. Luke Watson is determined to repair his family’s reputation as he assumes the role of earl, but finds himself attracted to Libby. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2020.
DB107491 Someone to Love: Book 1 of the Lost Girls Trilogy

Reminders of Him
DB106622 10 hours 18 minutes
by Colleen Hoover
read by Jill Fox
Released from prison, Kenna Rowan returns to the town where it all went wrong, hoping to reunite with her four-year-old daughter. But with everyone against her, she turns to local bar owner Ledger Ward, who, risking everything, secretly helps her make amends. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2022.
DB106622 Reminders of Him

Let Me Love You
DB107642 11 hours 9 minutes
by Alexandria House
read by various narrators
After her divorce, Jo Walker is moving forward with her life, pursuing a career, raising her little girl, and trying to live in peace. Rap legend Everett “Big South” McClain is divorced too, knows all about failed relationships, and has relegated his love life to casual connections—that is, until he lays eyes on Jo. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
DB107642 Let Me Love You

Space Age: Houston, Prepare for Launch
DB106343 3 hours 56 minutes
by Sara L. Hudson
read by Mare Trevathan
NASA Flight Surgeon Dr. Rebecca Sato is ready to start a family. But at thirty-six, men are either intimidated by her intellect or not interested in having kids. She meets firefighter Ryan Cassidy when there is a fire at the Johnson Space Center. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2020.
DB106343 Space Age: Houston, Prepare for Launch

Space Cowgirl: Houston, All Systems Go
DB107453 8 hours 39 minutes
by Sara L. Hudson
read by various narrators
NASA astronaut Julie Starr is on her way to becoming the youngest Flight Commander ever. So she isn’t about to let a creepy stalker derail her goals. Or chivalrous, wealthy rancher Holt West either, for that matter. But when Holt’s brother and Jules’ best friend decide to get married, they’re thrown together as best man and maid of honor. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB107453 Space Cowgirl: Houston, All Systems Go

Space Junk: Houston, We Have a Hottie
DB106487 8 hours 21 minutes
by Sara L. Hudson
read by Kristin Allison
NASA engineer Dr. Jackie Darling Lee is a genius about many things, but the male species is not one of them. When her best friend blackmails her into going to a local bar, she meets Flynn West, mechanic and heir to a ranching fortune. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2020.
DB106487 Space Junk: Houston, We Have a Hottie

How to Be a Wallflower: A Would-Be Wallflowers Novel
DB107695 9 hours 29 minutes
by Eloisa James
read by Susan Duerden
London, 1815. Miss Cleopatra Lewis is about to be launched in society by her aristocratic grandfather. But since she has no intention of marrying, she visits a costume emporium specifically to order unflattering dresses guaranteed to put off any prospective suitors. There she meets American businessman Jacob Astor Addison. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107695 How to Be a Wallflower: A Would-Be Wallflowers Novel

Night Hawk
DB107454 9 hours 9 minutes
by Beverly Jenkins
read by Kevin R. Free
Since Ian Vance’s wife was murdered years ago, the African American bounty hunter knows he’ll never feel love again. But when he’s charged with delivering a sharp-eyed beauty to the law, Ian can’t help but feel he may still have something left to lose. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.
DB107454 Night Hawk

Topaz
DB107853 11 hours 56 minutes
by Beverly Jenkins
read by Kim Staunton
Ambitious newspaper reporter Kate Love’s determination to unmask a railroad stock swindler has led her to the brink of matrimony with the wealthiest, most eligible Black man in the East—the very scoundrel she intends to expose! But at the last possible moment, a champion appears to whisk her away from the altar: Dix Wildhorse, a Black Seminole marshal from Oklahoma’s Indian country. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1997.
DB107853 Topaz

Part of Your World
DB107833 10 hours 8 minutes
by Abby Jimenez
read by various narrators
While her ultra-wealthy parents want her to carry on the family legacy of world-renowned surgeons, Alexis is fine with being a “mere” ER doctor. And every minute she spends with carpenter Daniel and the tight-knit town where he lives, she’s discovering just what’s really important. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107833 Part of Your World

To Bed a Beauty
DB107188 12 hours 12 minutes
by Nicole Jordan
read by Abigail Maupin
England, 1817. After her sister Arabella’s marriage, Roslyn Loring decides to wed neighboring earl Rayne Kenyon. Her guardian’s best friend, Drew Moncrief, the duke of Arden, agrees to tutor Roslyn in the mysteries of romance—until they become attracted to each other. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.
DB107188 To Bed a Beauty

To Pleasure a Lady
DB107187 10 hours 26 minutes
by Nicole Jordan
read by Erin Jones
England, 1817. Aristocrat Marcus Pierce has reluctantly become the guardian of the three beautiful, but impoverished and scandal-ridden, Loring sisters. The eldest, Arabella, declares that they will continue to run their finishing school without marrying. Marcus has other ideas—until he meets Arabella. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.
DB107187 To Pleasure a Lady

To Seduce a Bride
DB107189 13 hours 29 minutes
by Nicole Jordan
read by Jessica Wortham
England, 1817. Lilian Loring eludes the unwanted attentions of eager suitor Heath Griffin, the marquess of Claybourne, by going to London to visit her courtesan friend Fanny and help solve the financial problems of Fanny’s aging associates. To Lily’s surprise—and chagrin—Heath follows her. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.
DB107189 To Seduce a Bride

A Dance with the Fae Prince
DB107309 12 hours 27 minutes
by Elise Kova
read by Barrie Kealoha
When Katria is married off to the mysterious Lord Fenwood for a handsome price, all she wants is a better life. But her new husband makes not falling in love difficult. As their attraction begins to grow, so too do the oddities within her new life. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB107309 A Dance with the Fae Prince

Always Only You: Bergman Brothers, Book 2
DB106774 10 hours 21 minutes
by Chloe Liese
read by various narrators
Frankie has had a problem at work since the day Ren Bergman joined the hockey team she works for. He’s a happy ray of sunshine and she’s a grumbly grump. Now that Frankie has received a diagnosis for her autism, she is even more scared to open her heart. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB106774 Always Only You: Bergman Brothers, Book 2

Highlander Unchained
DB107337 11 hours 53 minutes
by Monica McCarty
read by Antony Ferguson
Lachlan Maclean will do whatever it takes to protect his clan—even if it means abducting the most willful woman in the Highlands, with the secret intention of wooing her for marriage. Vowing to make her captor pay for his ruthlessness, Flora MacLeod engages him in a battle of wills. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.
DB107337 Highlander Unchained

Her Every Wish
DB107641 4 hours 14 minutes
by Courtney Milan
read by Rosalyn Landor
Crash has never let the circumstances of his birth, or his lack of a last name, bother him. His sole regret? Once Daisy Whitlaw learned the truth about how he made his fortune, she cut him off. But when Daisy needs help to get a charity bequest to help young people start a trade, Crash offers to help. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.
DB107641 Her Every Wish

Once upon a Marquess
DB107190 10 hours 46 minutes
by Courtney Milan
read by Jessica Wortham
The last man Judith Worth wants to see again is Christian Trent, the Marquess of Ashford. He spent summers at her family home, kissed her one magical night, and then heartlessly ruined her father. But when a tricky business matter arises, he’s the only one she can ask for help. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.
DB107190 Once upon a Marquess

Reckless
DB106313 11 hours 52 minutes
by Selena Montgomery
read by Simone Daye
Kell Jameson is a partner at a prestigious Atlanta law firm that represents famous—if guilty—clients. But a phone call will bring her back to the rural Georgia hometown she’s spent years trying to escape. The head of her childhood orphanage has been accused of murder, and Kell is her only hope. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2008.
DB106313 Reckless

Behind the Veil
DB107351 11 hours 30 minutes
by Kathryn Nolan
read by various narrators
Delilah Barrett has made a career of recovering stolen rare books with the private detective firm Codex. When a centuries-old book worth an astronomical fortune disappears from Philadelphia’s Franklin Museum, Delilah is paired up with Henry Finch, a brilliant rare book librarian. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB107351 Behind the Veil

Bohemian
DB106274 12 hours 18 minutes
by Kathryn Nolan
read by Mary March
Calvin Ellis’s neat and orderly life is shattered when his grandfather dies, leaving him ownership of a quirky, nearly bankrupt bookstore in Big Sur, California. Calvin meets model Lucia Bell when she shows up at the store for a photo shoot. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.
DB106274 Bohemian

The No-Show
DB107812 10 hours 50 minutes
by Beth O’Leary
read by various narrators
Three women are strangers who have only one thing in common: they’ve all been stood up on the same day, the very worst day to be stood up—Valentine’s Day. And, unbeknownst to them, they’ve all been stood up by the same man. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107812 The No-Show

My Darling Duke: Sinful Wallflowers Series
DB107342 10 hours 47 minutes
by Stacy Reid
read by Mary Sarah
Miss Katherine Danvers has always been a wallflower. But now, with her family on the brink of financial ruin, she needs a plan. She decides to simply announce she is engaged to the reclusive and mysterious Duke of Thornton, thereby securing strong matches for her sisters. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB107342 My Darling Duke: Sinful Wallflowers Series

Temptation in a Kilt
DB107425 9 hours 15 minutes
by Victoria Roberts
read by Elizabeth Wiley
It’s a sign of Lady Rosalia Armstrong’s desperation that she’s seeking refuge in the Scottish Highlands. Ciaran MacGregor knows it’s perilous to get embroiled with a lowland lass, especially one as headstrong as Rosalia. Having made a rash promise to escort her all the way to Glengarry, now he’s stuck with her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.
DB107425 Temptation in a Kilt

The Fine Art of Faking It: Blue Moon #6
DB106338 10 hours 14 minutes
by Lucy Score
read by Kristin Allison
Eden is proud to own Blue Moon’s only inn, but she has the misfortune of sharing a property line with Davis, the crush who broke her teenage heart. The town’s matchmakers are determined to end their feud, but Eden and Davis aren’t going down easy. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.
DB106338 The Fine Art of Faking It: Blue Moon #6

Things We Never Got Over
DB106641 20 hours 33 minutes
by Lucy Score
read by Elizabeth Rose
Naomi heads to Knockemout, Virginia, to rescue her estranged twin, Tina, only to have Tina steal her car and run off. She also left behind a daughter that Naomi didn’t know existed. Knox avoids complications, but can’t resist helping Naomi. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2022.
DB106641 Things We Never Got Over

Where It All Began: Blue Moon #7
DB107212 9 hours 29 minutes
by Lucy Score
read by Elizabeth Rose
John Pierce has plans for his two hundred run-down acres in Blue Moon. He sees a farm, a family, a future here. But not yet. His nosy neighbors play matchmaker, and soon he’s saddled with Phoebe, a curvy, opinionated grad student who seems to do nothing but question him. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.
DB107212 Where It All Began: Blue Moon #7

The Worst Best Man
DB105490 10 hours 43 minutes
by Lucy Score
read by Phoebe Zimmermann
Franchesca is the maid of honor at her best friend’s wedding. She loves her best friend dearly, as well as the groom. The rest of the wedding party? They’re rich, vapid, and shallow. Then there is the richest of the rich, best man Aiden Kilbourn. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.
DB105490 The Worst Best Man

The Wedding Crasher
DB107820 11 hours 18 minutes
by Mia Sosa
read by various narrators
After crashing the wedding of complete strangers who don’t belong together, Solange agrees to be the former groom’s pretend girlfriend to make up for her interference. As they fake date for the benefit of his colleagues, they form an undeniable connection. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107820 The Wedding Crasher

Death
DB106114 17 hours 49 minutes
by Laura Thalassa
read by Mary March
The day Death comes to Lazarus Gaumond’s town and kills everyone in one fell swoop, the last thing he expects to see is a woman left alive and standing. But Lazarus has her own extraordinary gift: she cannot be killed—not even by Death himself. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2021.
DB106114 Death

Breakfast at the Honey Creek Café
DB107788 9 hours 31 minutes
by Jodi Thomas
read by Julia Gibson
Piper Jane Mackenzie, mayor of Honey Creek, won’t let a major scandal rip her quirky hometown apart, or jeopardize her dream of one day running for higher office. So she’s willing to welcome undercover detective Colby McBride, hired to help solve the mystery behind her wannabe fiancé’s disappearance. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB107788 Breakfast at the Honey Creek Café

Before
DB107333 10 hours 49 minutes
by Anna Todd
read by various narrators
Before Hardin met Tessa, he was a raging storm. During those first moments they met, he realized he needed to keep her for himself—his life depended on it. After they got together, the world would never be the same. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.
DB107333 Before

Lover Arisen: The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series
DB107831 13 hours 20 minutes
by J.R. Ward
read by Jim Frangione
Possessed by the demon Devina, Balthazar is once again on the hunt for the Book of Spells, and fighting an undeniable attraction to a woman. As a thief, he has stolen a lot of things—but he never thought his heart would be taken by another. Especially not a human. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107831 Lover Arisen: The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series

Science Fiction

Earthlight
DB107840 2 hours 3 minutes
by Arthur C. Clarke
read by Ralph Lister
The time: 200 years after man’s first landing on the Moon. There are permanent populations established on the Moon, Venus, and Mars. Outer space inhabitants have formed a new political entity, the Federation, and between the Federation and Earth a growing rivalry has developed. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1955.
DB107840 Earthlight

Flinx Transcendent: A Pip & Flinx Adventure
DB106497 15 hours 37 minutes
by Alan Dean Foster
read by Mark Ashby
In his quest to stop the evil colossus, Flinx travels to the land of the bloodthirsty AAnn in search of a powerful weapons system. Once there, however, he must conduct his search while outrunning assassins. Sequel to Patrimony (DB106496). Some violence. 2009.
DB106497 Flinx Transcendent: A Pip & Flinx Adventure

For Love of Mother-Not: A Pip & Flinx Novel
DB106479 8 hours 30 minutes
by Alan Dean Foster
read by Stephen Van Doren
After saving him from the auctioneer’s block as a child, Mother Mastiff has long been Flinx’s only family, aside from the mini-dragon named Pip that he keeps as a sidekick. When Mother Mastiff goes missing, Flinx tracks her kidnappers across the forests and swamps of the planet Moth. Some violence. 1983.
DB106479 For Love of Mother-Not: A Pip & Flinx Novel

Patrimony: A Pip & Flinx Adventure
DB106496 8 hours 14 minutes
by Alan Dean Foster
read by Mark Ashby
When a dying eugenicist tells Flinx that his father can be found on the out-of-the-way planet Gestalt, he sets off at once. Unfortunately, Gestalt hosts a bounty hunter keen to earn the reward set for capturing Flinx. Sequel to Trouble Magnet (DB106490). Some violence. 2007.
DB106496 Patrimony: A Pip & Flinx Adventure

Running from the Deity: A Pip & Flinx Adventure
DB106489 9 hours 10 minutes
by Alan Dean Foster
read by Mark Ashby
While searching the galaxy for a planet-sized weapons system to face down the great evil hiding behind the Great Emptiness, Flinx lands on Arrawd to repair his ship. To Flinx’s surprise, he is beset by hordes of locals worshipping him as a god. Sequel to Sliding Scales (DB106488). Some violence. 2005.
DB106489 Running from the Deity: A Pip & Flinx Adventure

Sliding Scales: A Pip & Flinx Adventure
DB106488 9 hours 14 minutes
by Alan Dean Foster
read by Mark Ashby
Exhausted from facing nearly nonstop dangers, Flinx attempts to take a vacation on an obscure planet where no one will find him. Unfortunately, even Flinx’s vacation paradise turns out to be a danger zone. Sequel to Flinx’s Folly (DB106537). Some violence. 2004.
DB106488 Sliding Scales: A Pip & Flinx Adventure

The Tar-aiym Krang
DB106480 7 hours 30 minutes
by Alan Dean Foster
read by Stephen Van Doren
While exploring the planet Moth, Flinx and his pet mini-dragon Pip discover a dead body. Flinx steals a star map from among the corpse’s belongings without pausing to consider why the person had died to begin with, and he soon comes to regret that. Sequel to For Love of Mother-Not (DB106479). Some violence. 1972.
DB106480 The Tar-aiym Krang

Trouble Magnet: A Pip & Flinx Adventure
DB106490 9 hours 35 minutes
by Alan Dean Foster
read by Mark Ashby
In his quest for the gargantuan Tar-Aiym weapons system, Flinx visits the depraved planet of Visaria. While there, Flinx crosses paths with a gang of juvenile delinquents and runs afoul of the planet’s ruthless crime king. Sequel to Bloodhype (DB106534). Some violence. 2006.
DB106490 Trouble Magnet: A Pip & Flinx Adventure

Yesterday’s Kin
DB106669 4 hours 16 minutes
by Nancy Kress
read by Kristin Allison
A deadly cloud of spores has already brought death to two worlds and is headed straight for Earth. Geneticist Marianne Jenner seeks to find a solution to save humanity before the plague arrives, even as her family falls to pieces. Some strong language. 2014.
DB106669 Yesterday’s Kin

Brink of Chaos
DB107823 10 hours 39 minutes
by Tim LaHaye and Craig Parshall
read by Stefan Rudnicki
As Joshua remains exiled in Israel, Israel’s leadership is tempted to sign a “peace” proposal initiated by the UN under the authority of Coliquin. After he discusses this plan with Pastor Peter Campbell, Joshua is convinced Coliquin may well be the prophesied Antichrist and that his peace plan is a trap to destroy Israel. Sequel to Thunder of Heaven (DB107801). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.
DB107823 Brink of Chaos

Edge of Apocalypse
DB107827 11 hours 8 minutes
by Tim LaHaye and Craig Parshall
read by Stefan Rudnicki
Weapons designer Joshua Jordan hopes to secure America against new enemies. Global forces conspire to steal his new defense weapon while US leaders sell him out for the sake of stability. With help from a group of Christian leaders, Jordan works to save the nation even as world events set the stage for the biblical “end of days.” Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2010.
DB107827 Edge of Apocalypse

Thunder of Heaven
DB107801 10 hours 36 minutes
by Tim LaHaye and Craig Parshall
read by Stefan Rudnicki
As world events begin setting the stage for the “end of days” foretold in the Bible, Joshua Jordan must weigh the personal price he must pay to save the nation he loves. Sequel to Edge of Apocalypse (DB107827). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.
DB107801 Thunder of Heaven

Sea of Tranquility
DB107705 5 hours 50 minutes
by Emily St. John Mandel
read by various narrators
At scattered points across time and space, overlapping occurrences of violin music and a mysterious forest emerge. They are experienced by a young man in the Canadian wilderness, a famous writer visiting Earth from a moon colony, and a detective hired to investigate an anomaly in time. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2022.
DB107705 Sea of Tranquility

How High We Go in the Dark
DB106990 9 hours 24 minutes
by Sequoia Nagamatsu
read by various narrators
In this collection of linked stories and characters, humanity struggles to rebuild itself in the aftermath of a climate plague. When a grieving man continues the work of his deceased daughter in the Arctic Circle, he unknowingly unleashes a plague that reshapes life on Earth for generations to come. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB106990 How High We Go in the Dark

Cytonic
DB106484 12 hours 24 minutes
by Brandon Sanderson
read by Kristin Allison
Starfighter pilot Spensa Nightshade has been embroiled in an alien empire’s war. Now, to figure out what she really is, she must leave her world behind to enter the nowhere, a mysterious realm from which those who enter rarely ever return. Sequel to Starsight (DB98245). Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB106484 Cytonic

The Kaiju Preservation Society
DB107844 8 hours 5 minutes
by John Scalzi
read by Wil Wheaton
Jamie Gray is contacted by an old friend who works at an “animal rights organization.” His team needs a last-minute grunt to handle things on their next field visit. What he doesn’t tell Jamie is that the animals his team cares for are not on Earth. In an alternate dimension, massive dinosaur-like creatures named Kaiju roam a warm and human-free world. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107844 The Kaiju Preservation Society

Short Stories

The Kabuliwallah and Other Stories
DB107286 7 hours 2 minutes
by Rabindranath Tagore
read by Sagar Arya
Short stories about human yearning and longing. Begins with “The Kabuliwallah,” a story about the relationship between a father and daughter. In “The Postmaster,” a young man from Calcutta finds himself adjusting to life in a remote village, and “The Hungry Stones” recounts an unlikely encounter at a railway station. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.
DB107286 The Kabuliwallah and Other Stories

Spies and Espionage

Sea Hawke: An Alex Hawke Novel
DB106988 12 hours 13 minutes
by Ted Bell
read by John Shea
Alex is on a cruise across the seven seas with his son, but fate and the chief of MI6, Lord David Trulove, have other plans. An alliance of nations plots to attack Western democracies. Sequel to Dragonfire (DB106839). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106988 Sea Hawke: An Alex Hawke Novel

Sierra Six
DB107703 16 hours 2 minutes
by Mark Greaney
read by Jay Snyder
In his first mission, a younger Gray Man took out a terrorist leader at a terrible price. Years later, the Gray Man is on a simple mission when he sees a ghost—the long-dead terrorist, but he’s remarkably energetic for a dead man. And the Gray Man isn’t one to leave a job unfinished or a blood debt unpaid. Sequel to Relentless (DB104258). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107703 Sierra Six

The Night Stalker Rescue: A Shadow Strike Novella
DB107322 2 hours 49 minutes
by Jason Kasper
read by Dwayne Glapion
David Rivers and his team were sent to Jolo Island in the Philippines for one reason—to kill a brutal terrorist leader. But when their target shoots down a US Army helicopter, David and his men must race to rescue the evading pilot before it’s too late. Violence and strong language. 2020.
DB107322 The Night Stalker Rescue: A Shadow Strike Novella

Suspense

While Justice Sleeps
DB103183 14 hours 57 minutes
by Stacey Abrams
read by various narrators
When legendary Supreme Court Justice Howard Wynn falls into a coma, his dedicated clerk Avery Keene is shocked to find he left instructions for her to serve as his guardian and power of attorney. She discovers Wynn had been researching a possible conspiracy, and she is now targeted. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103183 While Justice Sleeps

The Garden of Burning Sand
DB107936 13 hours 32 minutes
by Corban Addison
read by Robin Miles
Human rights attorney Zoe Fleming has made a life for herself in Zambia, far from her estranged, business mogul father. When a young girl with Down syndrome is assaulted, Zoe assists Zambian police officer Joseph Kabuta in investigating the rape. As they work to find the truth, a relationship develops between them, and Zoe must confront her dark past. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.
DB107936 The Garden of Burning Sand

The Deepest of Secrets: A Rockton Novel
DB106777 10 hours 7 minutes
by Kelley Armstrong
read by Thérèse Plummer
Detective Casey Duncan knows that secrets typically stay buried in the town of Rockton. But when those secrets begin coming to light, she and her boyfriend, Sheriff Eric Dalton, must find the person responsible. The townspeople begin turning on each other, and a killer is on the loose. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB106777 The Deepest of Secrets: A Rockton Novel

Dream Town
DB107645 11 hours 3 minutes
by David Baldacci
read by various narrators
Private investigator and World War II veteran Aloysius Archer heads to Los Angeles to ring in the new year with old friend and aspiring actress Liberty Callahan. But their evening is interrupted by screenwriter Eleanor Lamb, who fears for her life. Archer takes the case, but Eleanor soon disappears after a body is found in her home. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107645 Dream Town

A Gambling Man
DB103093 11 hours 55 minutes
by David Baldacci
read by various narrators
On the eve of the 1950s, war veteran Aloysius Archer is on a bus to California. During a stop in Reno, he comes into possession of a wad of cash and blood-red 1939 Delahaye convertible. Arriving in California, he lands an apprenticeship with PI Willie Dash. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103093 A Gambling Man

Takeover
DB106661 9 hours 40 minutes
by Lisa Black
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Cleveland. Forensic scientist Theresa MacLean works a murder scene with her fiancé, homicide detective Paul Cleary. When Paul goes to the Federal Reserve Bank where the victim worked, he stumbles upon a related robbery and becomes one of the hostages. Some violence and some strong language. 2008.
DB106661 Takeover

I’ll Be You
DB107795 11 hours 43 minutes
by Janelle Brown
read by various narrators
As gorgeous identical twins, Sam and Elli became child stars. Even their parents couldn’t tell them apart. As adults, Elli has reinvented herself into the perfect homemaker, while Sam has never recovered from her addictions. But when Sam receives a call that Elli is in trouble, Sam tries to uncover what went wrong in her sister’s life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107795 I’ll Be You

I Am Margaret Moore
DB107285 6 hours 54 minutes
by Hannah Capin
read by Caitlin Davies
A year ago, at the elite Marshall Summer Naval School, a horrible incident occurred. But this summer, the girls from Deck Five unravel past secrets. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2022.
DB107285 I Am Margaret Moore

The Girl on the Porch
DB106824 2 hours 37 minutes
by Richard Chizmar
read by Kristin Allison
Sarah and Kenny Tucker are surprised to find that their home security camera recorded a late-night visit of a young woman wearing a shackle and fearfully looking over her shoulder. No one can identify the woman, and suspicious events begin happening—including their daughter being followed. Violence and strong language. 2019.
DB106824 The Girl on the Porch

The Match
DB107203 10 hours 36 minutes
by Harlan Coben
read by Seth Garcia
Wilde has returned to the Ramapo Mountains, feeling more secure in the wilderness. But after an online ancestry database returns a DNA match, Wilde hopes to track down his father. He reaches out to his apparent cousin, but the man’s disappearance leads to more questions than answers. Violence and strong language. 2022.
DB107203 The Match

Play Dead
DB106295 16 hours 19 minutes
by Harlan Coben
read by Elisabeth Rodgers
Their marriage seemed a match made in heaven. Supermodel Laura Ayars and Celtics star David Baskin said “I do,” and then went on their honeymoon—where David disappeared while swimming. Grieving widow Laura seeks answers, and finds secrets from David’s past that are decades old. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1990.
DB106295 Play Dead

The Three Mrs. Greys
DB107647 9 hours 59 minutes
by Shelly Ellis
read by Elle Cleviden
When Cyrus Grey is shot and in the hospital, his deceptions and lies come to light when his three wives come to his bedside. Noelle, Diamond, and Vanessa each have their own pasts and worries for their own safety, but only one will end up being the real Mrs. Grey. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107647 The Three Mrs. Greys

Field of Graves
DB107186 10 hours 27 minutes
by J.T. Ellison
read by Jill Fox
Lieutenant Taylor Jackson and her colleagues are facing the work of a serial killer—one who is trying to create his own end-of-days apocalypse. Jackson is facing her own demons, which may derail her efforts to catch the killer. Violence and strong language. 2016.
DB107186 Field of Graves

Lieutenant Taylor Jackson Collection Volume 2: The Cold Room, The Immortals, So Close the Hand of Death, Where All the Dead Lie
DB106094 46 hours 58 minutes
by J.T. Ellison
read by various narrators
Four novels published in 2010 and 2011 featuring Nashville homicide detective Lieutenant Taylor Jackson. In The Cold Room, a killer poses victims like famous paintings. Also includes The Immortals, So Close the Hand of Death, and Where All the Dead Lie. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.
DB106094 Lieutenant Taylor Jackson Collection Volume 2: The Cold Room, The Immortals, So Close the Hand of Death, Where All the Dead Lie

When Shadows Fall
DB107855 11 hours 12 minutes
by J.T. Ellison
read by Joyce Bean
Forensic pathologist Dr. Samantha Owens thought life was returning to normal as she settled into her new job at Georgetown University. But when she receives a letter from a dead man asking her to investigate his murder, she is thrown. The man’s death was declared an obvious suicide and the case closed. But someone is keeping decades-old secrets. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.
DB107855 When Shadows Fall

The Paris Apartment
DB107433 12 hours 28 minutes
by Lucy Foley
read by various narrators
In need of a fresh start, Jess heads to Paris to stay with her half-brother Ben. Except Ben isn’t home and his apartment is a lot nicer than she expected. The longer Ben stays missing, the more Jess digs into his life. To Jess, all of Ben’s neighbors are suspects. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2022.
DB107433 The Paris Apartment

One Step Too Far
DB106637 10 hours 38 minutes
by Lisa Gardner
read by Dolly Lewis
On a bachelor party weekend, groom Timothy O’Day goes missing. Frankie Elkin volunteers to help with the last search for him. The rescue team is reluctant, but once they enter the woods where Tim disappeared, Frankie realizes there’s something more dangerous than nature stalking them. Strong language and some violence. Bestseller. 2022.
DB106637 One Step Too Far

Quicksilver
DB107115 10 hours 20 minutes
by Dean Koontz
read by James Konicek
Raised in an orphanage, never knowing his parents, Quinn Quicksilver had a happy if unexceptional life—until the day of “strange magnetism.” Now Quinn is on the run from government agents, and who knows what else, fleeing for his life. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2022.
DB107115 Quicksilver

Never Saw Me Coming
DB107798 11 hours 50 minutes
by Vera Kurian
read by Brittany Pressley
Freshman honor student Chloe Sevre is easy to underestimate as she is a legging-wearing hot girl next door—and a psychopath. Part of an unusual clinical study, she wears a smart watch to track her moods and movements. When one of the other students is murdered, Chloe must find the killer before they find her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107798 Never Saw Me Coming

Death of the Black Widow
DB107591 12 hours 15 minutes
by James Patterson and J.D. Barker
read by Ryan Vincent Anderson
On his first night with the Detroit Police Department, Officer Walter O’Brien is called to a murder scene. A terrified twenty-year-old has bludgeoned her kidnapper with suspicious skill. She later disappears. When Walter is promoted to detective, he tries to track her down, but finds he’s not the only one searching for her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107591 Death of the Black Widow

The Fear
DB107933 8 hours 43 minutes
by Natasha Preston
read by various narrators
Somebody in the town of Rock Bay has posted a “share this post and your own deepest death fear” meme, and it seems that everybody, but Izzy has shared the creepy graphic. Nobody knows who posted it, but soon people start dying. Izzy is determined to investigate, but what she uncovers is her own worst nightmare. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2022.
DB107933 The Fear

No Going Back: A Sawyer Brooks Thriller
DB106885 8 hours 22 minutes
by T.R. Ragan
read by Catherine Byers
Crime reporter Sawyer Brooks has been following the Black Wigs, a vigilante group. They claim responsibility for the murders of sexual predators who never paid for their crimes. Copycat crimes proliferate in Sacramento. But when a new murder that doesn’t follow the Black Wigs’ agenda turns up, Sawyer digs for the truth and a killer. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2021.
DB106885 No Going Back: A Sawyer Brooks Thriller

The Drowning Girls
DB106337 10 hours 26 minutes
by Lisa Regan
read by David Hartley-Margolin
A knock on the door late in the evening brings disturbing news to Detective Josie Quinn. The Denton PD’s press liaison, Amber Watts, is missing. The search for her leads to a dam and a body. But the body isn’t Amber’s. Josie must find Amber and a killer. Strong language and some violence. 2021.
DB106337 The Drowning Girls

The Comfort of Monsters
DB107790 11 hours 24 minutes
by Willa C. Richards
read by Stacey Glemboski
In the summer of 1991, teenager Dee McBride goes missing. Nearly thirty years later, her sister Peg is still haunted by Dee’s disappearance, and their mother wants to find Dee before she dies. They hire a psychic whose work plunges Peg back into her hazy memories of what she could—and couldn’t—have done that summer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107790 The Comfort of Monsters

Real Easy
DB106312 10 hours 30 minutes
by Marie Rutkoski
read by various narrators
Samantha has danced for years at the Lovely Lady strip club. She keeps her distance from the other dancers until a new one needs help. Her decision turns deadly. Georgia—another dancer—tries to help Holly, the detective investigating the case. But danger looms for them. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB106312 Real Easy

Noble Ultimatum: Jack Noble, Book 13
DB107191 9 hours 37 minutes
by L.T. Ryan
read by Ray Foushee
Jack Noble is on the run from the CIA because they want him for murder. And they want him dead, not alive. A shadow agency is also after Jack and his friend Bear Logan for reasons unknown. They may find they prefer the CIA. Violence and strong language. 2021.
DB107191 Noble Ultimatum: Jack Noble, Book 13

Ocean Prey
DB102887 12 hours 38 minutes
by John Sandford
read by Richard Ferrone
While fishing with his family, an off-duty Coast Guardsman notices suspicious behavior. His feelings are confirmed when three of his colleagues are shot and killed. When the FBI’s investigation stalls out, they call in Lucas Davenport who, in turn, calls on Virgil Flowers. Strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102887 Ocean Prey

What Happened to the Bennetts
DB107276 10 hours 17 minutes
by Lisa Scottoline
read by Edoardo Ballerini
After Jason Bennett and his family have an encounter with carjackers with ties to a drug trafficking organization, the Bennetts are enrolled in the witness protection program. But their lives begin to fall apart as they try to adjust to life in the program, and Jason realizes he needs to take matters into his own hands. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107276 What Happened to the Bennetts

Secret Identity
DB107273 10 hours 54 minutes
by Alex Segura
read by Aida Reluzco
The comic book industry might be struggling, but Carmen Valdez, assistant at Triumph Comics, doesn’t care. She knows she’s close to fulfilling her dream of writing a superhero book. Then a colleague asks for her help on a project—providing she keeps it secret. When the colleague is found dead, Carmen must solve what happened. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107273 Secret Identity

The Girls I’ve Been
DB107357 9 hours 51 minutes
by Tess Sharpe
read by Tess Sharpe
When seventeen-year-old Nora O’Malley, the daughter of a con artist, is taken hostage in a bank heist, every secret she is keeping close begins to unravel. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB107357 The Girls I’ve Been

Red Milk
DB107130 4 hours 13 minutes
by Sjón
read by Gary Telles
On a train in England, a twenty-four-year-old Icelandic man, Gunnar Pálsson Kampen, has been found dead. Inside his belongings are directions, with a red swastika drawn on them. Gunnar’s life unfolds, unveiling the secrets and darkness that cause his death. Translated from the 2019 Icelandic edition. Some violence. 2021.
DB107130 Red Milk

Forty Acres
DB107699 12 hours 41 minutes
by Dwayne Alexander Smith
read by Andre Blake
Martin Grey is a talented Black lawyer working out of a storefront in Queens. He becomes friendly with a group of some of the most powerful, wealthy, and esteemed Black men in America. When they invite him for a weekend away from families, cell phones, and work, he accepts. But their secret society threatens Martin’s life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.
DB107699 Forty Acres

Westerns

The Yellowstone Kelly Novels: Yellowstone Kelly, Books 1-4
DB106908 42 hours 51 minutes
by Peter Bowen
read by Joe Wilson
Four collected novels published 1987–2001 based on the real-life frontier adventures of the intrepid scout Yellowstone Kelly. Includes Yellowstone Kelly, Kelly Blue, Imperial Kelly, and Kelly and the Three-Toed Horse. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2001.
DB106908 The Yellowstone Kelly Novels: Yellowstone Kelly, Books 1-4

Bullets Don’t Argue: Perley Gates, Book 3
DB103089 9 hours 16 minutes
by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone
read by Danny Campbell
While working on a cattle drive, Perley Gates offers to escort a woman, her child, and her bizarre traveling companion to safety. However, the woman is a widow whose dead husband had enemies, and her companion is hiding a small fortune. Sequel to A Reason to Die (DB94717). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB103089 Bullets Don’t Argue: Perley Gates, Book 3

By the Neck
DB107016 10 hours 4 minutes
by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone
read by Jack Garrett
Pinkerton agent Rollie Finnegan heads west to Idaho to seek his fortune in gold, but soon discovers he can make a killing investigating local crimes. When the local saloon owner is gunned down, Finnegan is on the case. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107016 By the Neck

The Jensen Brand
DB107013 9 hours 30 minutes
by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone
read by Danny Campbell
When Smoke is injured swapping bullets with some cow thieves, Sally puts out a call for help. When the rustlers return for another round, they realize too late that Denise Jensen can ride like a man, shoot like her daddy, and face down the deadliest outlaws. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
DB107013 The Jensen Brand

A Quiet, Little Town
DB107015 8 hours 37 minutes
by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone
read by J. Rodney Turner
Red Ryan takes on a job to escort silent monks, a female tutor, and a gunfighter through wild Texas hill country. But the stresses of the journey are nothing compared to the danger revealed when they reach their destination. Sequel to Bullet for a Stranger (DB106856). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107015 A Quiet, Little Town

Riding Shotgun
DB106949 8 hours 59 minutes
by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone
read by J. Rodney Turner
Even experienced stagecoach guard Red Ryan is reluctant to take on a job riding from Fort Concho, Texas, to Fort Bliss with the Apaches on the warpath. Red wants to postpone the journey, but his hand is forced. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB106949 Riding Shotgun

Too Soon to Die
DB107014 10 hours 27 minutes
by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone
read by Danny Campbell
The Jensen family throws a huge wedding for son Louis and his bride. Among those invited is a handsome stranger who rescued Denise from a runaway mustang. But when the stranger turns out to be deadly, the Jensens must band together. Sequel to The Jensen Brand (DB107013). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB107014 Too Soon to Die

The Bar-20 Three
DB106891 10 hours 46 minutes
by Clarence E. Mulford
read by Jared Zak
When Hoppy and Red hear that Johnny Nelson has been knocked over the head and robbed of a big chunk of cash over in Mesquite, they race to his aid. The trouble begins when they are immediately framed for a bank robbery. Violence and strong language. 1921.
DB106891 The Bar-20 Three

Hopalong Cassidy
DB106903 9 hours 3 minutes
by Clarence E. Mulford
read by Shawn Hertel
Jim Meeker comes down from Montana to run Texas cattle, but he finds that Hoppy’s Bar-20 runs the water. When a trio of rustlers starts a cattle war, the powder is primed, the guns cocked, and Hoppy is smack in the middle. Violence and strong language. 1910.
DB106903 Hopalong Cassidy

Johnny Nelson
DB106890 10 hours 36 minutes
by Clarence E. Mulford
read by Jared Zak
While staying in the town of Gunsight, Johnny Nelson is determined to stay away from the Arnold ranch and the beautiful Peggy Arnold, since he figures that women are trouble. But when her brother’s horse is shot, Johnny comes to the rescue. Violence and strong language. 1920.
DB106890 Johnny Nelson

Tex: A Hopalong Cassidy Novel
DB106892 9 hours 54 minutes
by Clarence E. Mulford
read by Jared Zak
Tex takes the train to the mining town of Windsor, Kansas, and decides to stay a while and earn money playing poker. The town, however, is run by old enemy Gus Williams. The ensuing chaos leads to a fight between the miners and the railroad. Violence and strong language. 1922.
DB106892 Tex: A Hopalong Cassidy Novel

Buchanan Calls the Shots
DB107096 4 hours 33 minutes
by Jonas Ward
read by Mark Ashby
When a gang of cutthroats attacks Lu Lacy’s herd and Lu herself, Buchanan and Coco Bean ride in to save the day. Before long, Buchanan begins acting as trail boss, pushing a mixed herd up the Western Trail to Dodge City. Sequel to Buchanan Takes Over (DB107095). Violence and strong language. 1975.
DB107096 Buchanan Calls the Shots

Buchanan on the Run
DB107208 6 hours 12 minutes
by Jonas Ward
read by William Lu
Big Jim and his men frame Buchanan for murder. Buchanan has no intention of hanging, however. He promises himself he’ll clear his name and make Big Jim pay. Sequel to Buchanan’s Siege (DB107207). Some violence and some strong language. 1974.
DB107208 Buchanan on the Run

Buchanan Takes Over
DB107095 4 hours 37 minutes
by Jonas Ward
read by Mark Ashby
Buchanan is a peace-loving man, but there is little peace in his life. Trouble just seems to follow him. Now, all Tom Buchanan wants to do is pay a visit to young Nora and her family, but all hell is about to break loose. Sequel to Get Buchanan (DB107094). Violence and strong language. 1975.
DB107095 Buchanan Takes Over

Buchanan’s Big Showdown
DB107097 4 hours 39 minutes
by Jonas Ward
read by Mark Ashby
When the crooked Dodge City deputies try to push Buchanan around, he resents it. His friend is set to fight in a match that could make them some real money, but a gang of cutthroats has its own plans for the fight. Sequel to Buchanan Calls the Shots (DB107096). Violence and strong language. 1976.
DB107097 Buchanan’s Big Showdown

Buchanan’s Gamble
DB107206 5 hours 45 minutes
by Jonas Ward
read by Dwayne Glapion
The killers had taken over the town, and they weren’t going to leave until there was nothing left to loot. They had the bank, the saloon, the sheriff’s office, and the poker game. But Buchanan isn’t one to take things quietly. Sequel to Trap for Buchanan (DB106907). Violence and strong language. 1973.
DB107206 Buchanan’s Gamble

Buchanan’s Manhunt
DB107099 4 hours 20 minutes
by Jonas Ward
read by Mark Ashby
An escaped convict named Farnum, a killer with ice in his blood, has shot down a friend. Now Buchanan has to track him down—and the innocent young girl he had taken hostage. Sequel to Buchanan’s Stolen Railway (DB107098). Violence and strong language. 1979.
DB107099 Buchanan’s Manhunt

Buchanan’s Revenge
DB106906 5 hours 44 minutes
by Jonas Ward
read by Dwayne Glapion
Tom Buchanan, a man with a reputation for being tough and slow to anger, searches through Texas for the three outlaws who shot his best friend in the back. Sequel to Buchanan Gets Mad (DB46291). Violence and strong language. 1960.
DB106906 Buchanan’s Revenge

Buchanan’s Siege
DB107207 6 hours 6 minutes
by Jonas Ward
read by Dwayne Glapion
A group of killers calling themselves the Cattleman’s Association have murdered an innocent man, and they are ready to kill others in their lust for land. Buchanan doesn’t stand for bullies. Sequel to Buchanan’s Gamble (DB107206). Violence and strong language. 1973.
DB107207 Buchanan’s Siege

Buchanan’s Stolen Railway
DB107098 4 hours 31 minutes
by Jonas Ward
read by Mark Ashby
Buchanan rides to the New Mexico mountains to save his friend Longbo’s silver mine from thieves and bankruptcy. Sequel to Buchanan’s Texas Treasure (DB98012). Violence and strong language. 1978.
DB107098 Buchanan’s Stolen Railway

Get Buchanan
DB107094 4 hours 39 minutes
by Jonas Ward
read by Mark Ashby
The widow of a rancher whom Buchanan once met many years prior has become the tyrannical ruler of the whole county. Nobody dares oppose her except her son and Buchanan, so she sets the town gunning for them both. Sequel to Buchanan on the Run (DB107208). Violence and strong language. 1974.
DB107094 Get Buchanan

Trap for Buchanan
DB106907 6 hours 3 minutes
by Jonas Ward
read by Dwayne Glapion
Buchanan heads to Scottsville, where two cattle barons have torn the town apart in a duel that has already cost several lives. Now Buchanan must stop the war, and he knows that he can’t do that without spilling more blood. Sequel to Buchanan’s War (DB38542). Violence and strong language. 1972.
DB106907 Trap for Buchanan

Adult Nonfiction

Animals and Wildlife

Homer: The Ninth Life of a Blind Wonder Cat
DB106486 3 hours 29 minutes
by Gwen Cooper
read by Mare Trevathan
In this follow-up to Homer’s Odyssey (DB69557), the author shares further stories of living with her blind rescue cat, Homer. Describes the sudden fame Homer garnered after her first book’s publication, and the attention it drew for special-needs animals. 2015.
DB106486 Homer: The Ninth Life of a Blind Wonder Cat

Arts

A Life of Picasso: The Minotaur Years, 1933-1943
DB106259 10 hours 58 minutes
by John Richardson and others
read by Mark Ashby
Covers a crucial period of the artist’s development, including the Spanish Civil War and WWII. It opens with the creation of his famed work, Guernica, which was shown at the 1937 World’s Fair. Sequel to A Life of Picasso: The Triumphant Years 1917-1932 (DB66274). 2021.
DB106259 A Life of Picasso: The Minotaur Years, 1933-1943

Biography

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
DB103271 10 hours 14 minutes
by Maya Angelou
read by Maya Angelou
Memoir by African American poet and essayist (1928-2014). Describes her childhood and adolescent years in rural Arkansas, St. Louis, and San Francisco, and the racial and gender indignities she endured. Digital restoration of Angelou’s original 1970 analog recording for the American Foundation for the Blind. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 1969.
DB103271 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Madam: The Biography of Polly Adler, Icon of the Jazz Age
DB107341 20 hours 28 minutes
by Debby Applegate
read by Erin Bennett
The life story of a notorious madam who played hostess to gangsters, politicians, writers, sports stars and Café Society swells. Describes how her Manhattan brothels became known as key gathering places for the culturati, celebrity elite, and underworld figures alike. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107341 Madam: The Biography of Polly Adler, Icon of the Jazz Age

In Love: A Memoir of Love and Loss
DB107411 4 hours 52 minutes
by Amy Bloom
read by Amy Bloom
Author describes the painful journey of slowly losing her beloved husband when they discovered he had developed Alzheimer’s disease. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2022.
DB107411 In Love: A Memoir of Love and Loss

Left on Tenth: A Second Chance at Life; A Memoir
DB107810 7 hours 41 minutes
by Delia Ephron
read by Delia Ephron
Writer of romantic comedies like You’ve Got Mail reflects on the pain of losing both her sister and her husband to cancer. Recounts her struggles and becoming reacquainted with someone who would bring love back into her life just as she faced her own medical diagnosis. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2022.
DB107810 Left on Tenth: A Second Chance at Life; A Memoir

A Face for Picasso: Coming of Age with Crouzon Syndrome
DB106407 8 hours 11 minutes
by Ariel Henley
read by Ariel Henley
Woman with Crouzon syndrome recounts her own and her twin sister’s experience living with a rare condition where the bones in the head fuse prematurely. Discusses the surgeries and the strength and resilience needed while dealing with the emotional toll of navigating life with a facial disfigurement. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB106407 A Face for Picasso: Coming of Age with Crouzon Syndrome

What We Will Become: A Mother, a Son, and a Journey of Transformation
DB107350 12 hours 6 minutes
by Mimi Lemay
read by Mimi Lemay
Author reflects on her child’s journey to coming out as transgender. She discusses her own struggles with this after being raised in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish family, her personal struggles with faith, and her determination to help her son forge a new path for himself. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB107350 What We Will Become: A Mother, a Son, and a Journey of Transformation

The Ride of Her Life: The True Story of a Woman, Her Horse, and Their Last-Chance Journey across America
DB107346 10 hours 30 minutes
by Elizabeth Letts
read by various narrators
The triumphant true story of a woman who rode her horse across America in the 1950s, fulfilling her dying wish to see the Pacific Ocean. Recounts her adventure, which included crushing storms, celebrity encounters, and harrowing stretches of highways. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107346 The Ride of Her Life: The True Story of a Woman, Her Horse, and Their Last-Chance Journey across America

Not Yo’ Butterfly: My Long Song of Relocation, Race, Love, and Revolution
DB105413 14 hours 27 minutes
by Nobuko Miyamoto
read by Catherine Byers
Artist, activist, and mother shares her life story from facing discrimination as a Japanese American child during World War II to releasing the first Asian American folk album, to raising an Afro-Asian son during the 1992 Rodney King riots. Strong language and some violence. 2021.
DB105413 Not Yo’ Butterfly: My Long Song of Relocation, Race, Love, and Revolution

Dad’s Maybe Book
DB107791 12 hours 15 minutes
by Tim O’Brien
read by Tim O’Brien
Author collects writings aimed towards his sons. Includes advice, memories and anecdotes, insights into himself, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB107791 Dad’s Maybe Book

How Do I Un-Remember This? Unfortunately True Stories
DB107436 6 hours 19 minutes
by Danny Pellegrino
read by Danny Pellegrino
Podcaster explores his journey from feeling like the only gay kid in Ohio to finding success in Los Angeles, and all the amusing moments life threw at him in between. Discusses his struggles alongside his love for all things pop culture. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2022.
DB107436 How Do I Un-Remember This? Unfortunately True Stories

Black Ops: The Life of a CIA Shadow Warrior
DB107409 12 hours 43 minutes
by Ric Prado
read by various narrators
CIA officer reflects on his difficult childhood and eventual career with the CIA that ended with his retirement as the CIA equivalent of a two-star general. Discusses some of the missions he served on, his efforts to develop assets, and his team’s role in the War on Terror. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2022.
DB107409 Black Ops: The Life of a CIA Shadow Warrior

Red Roulette: An Insider’s Story of Wealth, Power, Corruption, and Vengeance in Today’s China
DB107410 9 hours 25 minutes
by Desmond Shum
read by Tim Chiou
Chinese businessman recounts the trajectory of his childhood and career as a successful billionaire. Discusses how, in the midst of all this success, his ex-wife and three coworkers suddenly vanished. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107410 Red Roulette: An Insider’s Story of Wealth, Power, Corruption, and Vengeance in Today’s China

Dimestore: A Writer’s Life
DB107826 6 hours 16 minutes
by Lee Smith
read by Linda Stephens
The author of Guests on Earth (DB82505) reflects on her Appalachian upbringing in fifteen essays. Discusses her childhood, the ways her life led her to writing, and the act of embracing one’s heritage. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.
DB107826 Dimestore: A Writer’s Life

Where the Light Fell: A Memoir
DB107679 11 hours 21 minutes
by Philip Yancey
read by Philip Yancey
Author reflects on his strict fundamentalist Christian upbringing and details how it impacted him and his brother differently. Recounts his journey of faith to discover his own beliefs and discusses the wider context of social changes occurring throughout those years. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107679 Where the Light Fell: A Memoir

Free: A Child and a Country at the End of History
DB107594 9 hours 11 minutes
by Lea Ypi
read by various narrators
Albanian writer reflects on the concept of freedom in this memoir about the end of Communism in the Balkans and life under Stalinism. Discusses the many hardships of her early life, and the difficulties that followed even after the statues of Stalin and Hoxha were toppled. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107594 Free: A Child and a Country at the End of History

Business and Economics

The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World
DB106729 11 hours 7 minutes
by Virginia Postrel
read by Eva Wilhelm
Journalist reveals the role of textiles in the development of human societies. Topics include the technologies behind fiber, thread, cloth, and dye, and the impact of those technologies in other fields. Also studies the business roles of traders, consumers, and innovators. 2020.
DB106729 The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World

Career and Job Training

The High 5 Habit: Take Control of Your Life with One Simple Habit
DB107211 8 hours 19 minutes
by Mel Robbins
read by Laura Hatch
Guide to creating a habit of self-encouragement in order to change your mindset. Topics discussed include the science of changing your mindset, addressing negative influences in your life, dealing with setbacks, and managing positive changes in your life. Strong language. 2021.
DB107211 The High 5 Habit: Take Control of Your Life with One Simple Habit

Classics

Black Power
DB106292 27 hours 47 minutes
by Richard Wright
read by Jared Zak
The author of Native Son (DB25087) recounts his trip to Africa’s Gold Coast prior to its becoming the free nation of Ghana. He reflects on empowerment and possibility, race, politics, and other social concerns. Some strong language. 1954.
DB106292 Black Power

Computers

The Dark Side of Social Media
DB107117 1 hour 57 minutes
by Bradley Steffens
read by Eva Wilhelm
Examines how social media can be used for good or for evil. Describes how in 2018, organizers of the March for Our Lives used social media to bring people together to peacefully protest against gun violence. Argues that the Capitol insurrection on January 6, 2021, showed the harmful side of social media. For junior and senior high readers. 2022.
DB107117 The Dark Side of Social Media

Consumerism

Rich Girl, Broke Girl: Save Better, Invest Smarter, and Earn Financial Freedom
DB106668 5 hours 52 minutes
by Kelley Keehn
read by Kristin Allison
Guide to personal finance directed at women and focused on cultivating the mindset and practices of women who enjoy financial success. Topics include the costs of expensive lifestyles, gaining control of your money flow, resetting your mindset around money, self-employment, eliminating debt, and managing your spending habits. 2021.
DB106668 Rich Girl, Broke Girl: Save Better, Invest Smarter, and Earn Financial Freedom

Cost of Living: Essays
DB107928 5 hours 44 minutes
by Emily Maloney
read by Emily Maloney
Essays on the cost, mental and financial, of health care in the United States. Topics include suicide attempts, navigating the health care industry in search of a diagnosis, medical debt, and working as an emergency room technician. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107928 Cost of Living: Essays

Cooking

The New Cooking School Cookbook: Fundamentals
DB106105 39 hours 46 minutes
by America’s Test Kitchen
read by Catherine Byers
Authors of Cook for Your Gut Health (DB103396) and Foolproof Preserving (DB86037) explore the fundamentals of cooking. Provide focused courses on dishes including pizza, fried rice, fish on the grill, and birthday cake. Examine cooking principles, techniques, key takeaways, and food science. 2021.
DB106105 The New Cooking School Cookbook: Fundamentals

New Native Kitchen: Celebrating Modern Recipes of the American Indian
DB106243 6 hours 46 minutes
by Freddie Bitsoie and James O. Fraioli
read by Mark Ashby
Chef Bitsoie and James Beard Award-winning author Fraioli present a collection of recipes celebrating Indigenous cuisine and food traditions of North America. Categories include soups, salads and vinaigrettes, vegetables and starches, land and sea, and puddings and sweets. Includes a list of pantry items typically found in Indigenous kitchens. 2021.
DB106243 New Native Kitchen: Celebrating Modern Recipes of the American Indian

Skinnytaste Air Fryer Dinners: 75 Healthy Recipes for Easy Weeknight Meals
DB106261 4 hours 36 minutes
by Gina Homolka and Heather K. Jones
read by Eva Wilhelm
Recipes designed to be cooked using an air fryer. Categories include vegetable mains; poultry; beef, pork, and lamb; seafood; and sides. Provides tips for creating the best air fryer cooking experience. Also includes a conversion chart for cooking in a conventional oven. 2021.
DB106261 Skinnytaste Air Fryer Dinners: 75 Healthy Recipes for Easy Weeknight Meals

The Weekday Vegetarians
DB106971 6 hours 5 minutes
by Jenny Rosenstrach
read by Caroline Hewitt
Vegetarian recipes to support a lifestyle of eating vegetarian meals during the workweek. Recipes and techniques are categorized by everyday dinners, small plates, sides and sauces, and a meal planning guide. 2021.
DB106971 The Weekday Vegetarians

The Secret History of Food: Strange but True Stories about the Origins of Everything We Eat
DB107700 5 hours 33 minutes
by Matt Siegel
read by Roger Wayne
Former English professor examines the lesser-known history of foods such as olive oil, vanilla, ice cream, and tomatoes. Draws on sources including medieval food-related manuscripts, ancient Chinese scrolls, and obscure culinary journals to recount both myths and realities around the foods. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107700 The Secret History of Food: Strange but True Stories about the Origins of Everything We Eat

Crime

Presumed Guilty: How the Supreme Court Empowered the Police and Subverted Civil Rights
DB107813 11 hours 48 minutes
by Erwin Chemerinsky
read by Perry Daniels
Law school dean analyzes Supreme Court cases and decisions which have enabled racist policing practices and sanctioned law enforcement excesses. Examines the history of the court with regard to policing in the United States, judicial philosophies, and the role of the court in the justice system. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107813 Presumed Guilty: How the Supreme Court Empowered the Police and Subverted Civil Rights

Murder among Friends: How Leopold and Loeb Tried to Commit the Perfect Crime
DB107289 7 hours 25 minutes
by Candace Fleming
read by Angela Dawe
Award-winning author recounts the harrowing case of how two wealthy young men planned and committed what became known as the crime of the century. Fleming chronicles how Leopold and Loeb were caught, why they confessed, and how the renowned criminal defense attorney Clarence Darrow enabled them to avoid the death penalty. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2022.
DB107289 Murder among Friends: How Leopold and Loeb Tried to Commit the Perfect Crime

Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases
DB107837 8 hours 48 minutes
by Paul Holes and Robin Gaby Fisher
read by Paul Holes
Retired cold case investigator Holes recounts his career, including working on the case of the Golden State Killer, Joseph DeAngelo. Reflects on the impact of his work on himself, his family, and the families of the victims. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107837 Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases

El Chapo: The Untold Story of the World’s Most Infamous Drug Lord
DB107698 12 hours 42 minutes
by Noah Hurowitz
read by Shaun Taylor-Corbett
Journalist recounts the life of Mexican kingpin Joaquín Archivaldo “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera, who built a drug smuggling operation over the course of three decades that dealt in cocaine, marijuana, heroin, meth, and fentanyl. Examines his legacy both in his home state of Sinaloa and where the drugs ended up. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107698 El Chapo: The Untold Story of the World’s Most Infamous Drug Lord

Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty
DB102965 18 hours 9 minutes
by Patrick Radden Keefe
read by Patrick Radden Keefe
Author of Say Nothing (DB94329) examines the history of the Sackler family, who has donated money to many prominent cultural and educational institutions, but who have made their money off drugs like Valium and OxyContin. Discusses legal challenges the family and their companies have faced. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102965 Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty

The Match King: Ivar Kreuger, the Financial Genius behind a Century of Wall Street Scandals
DB106529 12 hours 18 minutes
by Frank Partnoy
read by Bill Wallace
Former investment banker profiles Swedish immigrant Ivar Kreuger, who made a fortune by raising money in America and lending it to companies in Europe in exchange for matchstick monopolies. Partnoy examines the revelations of Kreuger’s business practices after his suicide in 1932 and their continuing impact into the twenty-first century. 2009.
DB106529 The Match King: Ivar Kreuger, the Financial Genius behind a Century of Wall Street Scandals

Suspect No. 1: The Lindbergh Kidnapping; the Man Who Got Away
DB107194 19 hours 11 minutes
by Lise Pearlman
read by Jared Zak
Former trial lawyer and judge Pearlman presents a theory that Charles Lindbergh may have been behind the kidnapping of his own child. Topics include media coverage of the case, Lindbergh’s history with the eugenics movement, the investigation, usage of forensic technology, and Pearlman’s theories of what truly happened and why. Some violence and some strong language. 2020.
DB107194 Suspect No. 1: The Lindbergh Kidnapping; the Man Who Got Away

The Son of Seven Mothers: A True Story by ‘Cult Survivor’ Benjamin Risha
DB106950 8 hours 10 minutes
by Benjamin Risha
read by Tim Getman
Risha, the adopted son of Tony and Susan Alamo, recounts his experiences being raised as their son and living in the cult they created. Topics include the apocalyptic prophecies of his parents, high-control and abusive practices, Risha’s escape from the group, and his search for his birth parents. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106950 The Son of Seven Mothers: A True Story by ‘Cult Survivor’ Benjamin Risha

Chasing the Truth: A Young Journalist’s Guide to Investigative Reporting
DB106442 7 hours 40 minutes
by Ruby Shamir and others
read by various narrators
Adapted from She Said (DB96937). Two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists tell the story of the culture-shifting Harvey Weinstein investigation. Kantor and Twohey share their best reporting practices with aspiring investigative journalists—or anyone devoted to uncovering the truth. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB106442 Chasing the Truth: A Young Journalist’s Guide to Investigative Reporting

My Friend Anna: The True Story of a Fake Heiress
DB107432 9 hours 11 minutes
by Rachel DeLoache Williams
read by Rachel DeLoache Williams
Former Vanity Fair staffer recounts her friendship with Anna Sorokin, also known as Anna Delvey, who was convicted of fraud in 2019 and is the subject of the 2022 miniseries Inventing Anna. Topics include how she met Anna, her own experience of being defrauded, and dealing with the aftermath. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB107432 My Friend Anna: The True Story of a Fake Heiress

Diet and Nutrition

Healthy at Last: A Plant-Based Approach to Preventing and Reversing Diabetes and Other Chronic Illnesses
DB106485 7 hours 24 minutes
by Eric Adams
read by Jake Williams
Politician and former police officer presents a guide to adopting a plant-based nutrition lifestyle in order to combat chronic disease in the African American community. Topics include creating a network of support, switching nutrition lifestyles, meal planning, understanding the role of vitamins and minerals, shopping, and exercise. 2020.
DB106485 Healthy at Last: A Plant-Based Approach to Preventing and Reversing Diabetes and Other Chronic Illnesses

Find Your Path
DB102779 11 hours 21 minutes
by Carrie Underwood
read by various narrators
Singer shares secrets from her active lifestyle, diet, and workouts. Includes meal plans, recipes, weekly workout programs, and guidelines for keeping a weekly food and workout journal. Introduces her Fit52 workout, which involves a deck of cards and exercises that can be done at home. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.
DB102779 Find Your Path

Drama

Disgraced
DB107354 1 hour 40 minutes
by Ayad Akhtar
read by various narrators
Amir has left his Pakistani heritage behind in an attempt to make partner at his corporate law firm, but his wife encourages Amir to help with the case of a controversial imam. A dinner party leads to the unraveling of their carefully constructed lives. Live recording of full-cast dramatic performance. Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.
DB107354 Disgraced

General

Stuff You Should Know: An Incomplete Compendium of Mostly Interesting Things
DB103455 9 hours 54 minutes
by Josh Clark and others
read by various narrators
Hosts of the podcast of the same title present a collection of new items of interest. Topics include facial hair, Mr. Potato Head, Murphy beds, how to get lost, mezcal liquor, aging, income tax, pet rocks, cyanide pills, donuts, and the Jersey Devil. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB103455 Stuff You Should Know: An Incomplete Compendium of Mostly Interesting Things

Government and Politics

The Steal: The Attempt to Overturn the 2020 Election and the People Who Stopped It
DB107701 8 hours 53 minutes
by Mark Bowden and Matthew Teague
read by L.J. Ganser
Two journalists offer a week-by-week and state-by-state account of efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election that culminated in the January 6 riot at the US Capitol. They explore the events, decisions, and communications leading up to the insurrection and highlight the efforts of those fighting against those attacks. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107701 The Steal: The Attempt to Overturn the 2020 Election and the People Who Stopped It

You Are Not American: Citizenship Stripping from Dred Scott to the Dreamers
DB106991 9 hours 13 minutes
by Amanda Frost
read by Dana Stoutenburg
Examines cases of revoked citizenship from across America’s history. Argues that citizenship stripping has been used to cast out the unwanted, suppress dissent, and deny civil rights to all considered “un-American,” whether due to their race, ethnicity, marriage partners, or beliefs. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106991 You Are Not American: Citizenship Stripping from Dred Scott to the Dreamers

There Is Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the Twenty-First Century
DB107293 15 hours 37 minutes
by Fiona Hill
read by Fiona Hill
Foreign policy expert argues that declining opportunity has set America on the grim path of modern Russia. She draws on her personal journey out of poverty, as well as her unique perspectives as a historian and policy maker, to theorize how Americans can create opportunity as a way to strengthen America’s democracy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107293 There Is Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the Twenty-First Century

For Such a Time as This: My Faith Journey through the White House and Beyond
DB107301 7 hours 33 minutes
by Kayleigh McEnany
read by Kerry Dukin
Former White House press secretary describes her career journey that led to her position in the Trump administration. Discusses the role faith has played in her life, provides behind-the-scenes anecdotes from the White House, and recounts high-stakes moments. Some strong language. 2021.
DB107301 For Such a Time as This: My Faith Journey through the White House and Beyond

The Chief’s Chief
DB106662 7 hours 48 minutes
by Mark Meadows
read by Stephen Van Doren
President Trump’s fourth chief of staff reflects on his time in the White House, with his tenure beginning just as the coronavirus pandemic began in full force in America. Recounts how he and a team of advisors worked to support Trump’s navigation of the pandemic. 2021.
DB106662 The Chief’s Chief

Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy’s Guide to the Constitution
DB107838 8 hours 40 minutes
by Elie Mystal
read by Elie Mystal
MSNBC legal commentator examines America’s constitutional rights and explains how to legally protect those rights in simplified language. Uses humor and expertise to explain complex legal concepts like substantive due process using real-world examples. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107838 Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy’s Guide to the Constitution

Growing Up Biden: A Memoir
DB107808 8 hours 46 minutes
by Valerie Biden Owens
read by Valerie Biden Owens
President Biden’s younger sister and campaign manager reflects on the role of family, faith, and fate in her life. Describes her shared upbringing with the president, the career challenges she faced, and the difficult balance of family and career. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2022.
DB107808 Growing Up Biden: A Memoir

Cokie: A Life Well Lived
DB107279 7 hours 2 minutes
by Steven V. Roberts
read by Steven V. Roberts
Explores the life and legacy of trailblazing female journalist Cokie Roberts. Discusses her many career accomplishments, her personal life, and her commitment to living each day with a devotion to helping others. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107279 Cokie: A Life Well Lived

Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight against Imperialism
DB107280 7 hours 18 minutes
by Cornel West
read by Cornel West
Analyzes the state of democracy in America and the Middle East. Argues that if America is to become a better steward of democratization around the world, it must first wake up to the long history of imperialist corruption that has plagued its own democracy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2004.
DB107280 Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight against Imperialism

The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency
DB107283 12 hours 16 minutes
by Chris Whipple
read by Mark Bramhall
Provides a behind-the-scenes look at the role of White House Chief of Staff through interviews with eighteen living chiefs and two former presidents. Examines their impact on key historical events and their unique access to the president, and profiles individuals who have held the role. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.
DB107283 The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency

Russia without Putin: Money, Power and the Myths of the New Cold War
DB107850 6 hours 9 minutes
by Tony Wood
read by John Pruden
Analyzes Russia’s foreign policy, identifying power dynamics at play in its clashes with the West independent of the direct influence of Vladimir Putin. Argues that focusing too much on Putin’s role means overlooking much of Russia’s past and present and challenges common assumptions about the country. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
DB107850 Russia without Putin: Money, Power and the Myths of the New Cold War

Lessons from the Edge: A Memoir
DB107845 17 hours 13 minutes
by Marie Yovanovitch
read by Marie Yovanovitch
Former US ambassador to Ukraine reflects on her role in the first impeachment inquiry of President Trump after she was recalled from her post. Recounts her career path and discusses how her upbringing taught her the preciousness of democracy and the dangers of corruption. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2022.
DB107845 Lessons from the Edge: A Memoir

Inspiration

Ready for Launch: An Astronaut’s Lessons for Success on Earth
DB107834 1 hour 54 minutes
by Scott Kelly
read by Scott Kelly
Using ten life-changing moments from his path to space, retired astronaut Scott Kelly shares his advice for mastering fear and failure and turning our daily struggles into rocket fuel for success. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2022.
DB107834 Ready for Launch: An Astronaut’s Lessons for Success on Earth

Language

Three Simple Lines: A Writer’s Pilgrimage into the Heart and Homeland of Haiku
DB107367 4 hours 26 minutes
by Natalie Goldberg
read by Natalie Goldberg
Highlights the history of haiku poems, dating back to the seventeenth century; shows why masters such as Basho and Issa are so revered; discovers Chiyo-ni, an important woman haiku master; and provides insight into writing and reading haiku. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB107367 Three Simple Lines: A Writer’s Pilgrimage into the Heart and Homeland of Haiku

Literature

The Best American Essays 2018
DB106288 16 hours 35 minutes
edited by Hilton Als and Robert Atwan
read by Carol Jacobanis
Twenty-four previously published essays exploring different areas of life. Includes authors such as Noam Chomsky, author of Who Rules the World? (DB86717), and Edwidge Danticat, author of The Art of Death (DB91841). Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2018.
DB106288 The Best American Essays 2018

The Best American Essays 2019
DB107314 12 hours 35 minutes
edited by Rebecca Solnit and Robert Atwan
read by Carol Jacobanis
Twenty previously published essays featuring works by Rabih Alameddine, Alexander Chee, Elizabeth Kolbert, and Jia Tolentino. In “Obituary for Dead Languages,” Heather Altfeld reflects on the deaths of languages when the last speaker dies and the impact of their loss. Violence and strong language. 2019.
DB107314 The Best American Essays 2019

This Time Next Year We’ll Be Laughing: A Memoir
DB103181 10 hours 10 minutes
by Jacqueline Winspear
read by Jacqueline Winspear
Author of the Maisie Dobbs mystery series recounts growing up in post-World War II England and the lasting effects of the conflict on her family. Discusses her grandfather’s shellshock from World War I service, her parents’ experiences during World War II, and her childhood in rural Kent. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB103181 This Time Next Year We’ll Be Laughing: A Memoir

Medicine and Health

The Emergency: A Year of Healing and Heartbreak in a Chicago ER
DB107592 7 hours 53 minutes
by Thomas Fisher
read by Thomas Fisher
Emergency medicine physician recounts his experiences working in an emergency ward in a hospital on Chicago’s South Side from February 2020 to November 2020. Topics include dealing with the onslaught of COVID-19 cases, the difference between experiences of frontline workers and administrators and policymakers, and letters he writes—but will never send—to colleagues and patients. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107592 The Emergency: A Year of Healing and Heartbreak in a Chicago ER

How to Prevent the Next Pandemic
DB107843 8 hours 40 minutes
by Bill Gates
read by various narrators
Philanthropist presents a manifesto on ways to prevent another pandemic, using research and experiences in combatting mass diseases from the Gates Foundation. Proposes policies and potential partnerships between governments and private sector organizations to both prevent another pandemic as well as eliminate all respiratory diseases. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107843 How to Prevent the Next Pandemic

Chasing Life: New Discoveries in the Search for Immortality to Help You Age Less Today
DB106910 7 hours 17 minutes
by Sanjay Gupta
read by William Lu
Author of Keep Sharp (DB101866) presents a guide to functional aging. Topics include the desire to live longer, science behind supplements, exercise regimes, memory retention, and preparing for the future. 2007.
DB106910 Chasing Life: New Discoveries in the Search for Immortality to Help You Age Less Today

The Invisible Kingdom: Reimagining Chronic Illness
DB107431 9 hours 5 minutes
by Meghan O’Rourke
read by Meghan O’Rourke
Explores chronic illnesses, including autoimmune conditions, post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome, and long COVID. Topics include the Western definition of illness; inherited ideas of cause, diagnosis, and treatment; and the state of health care in America in the twenty-first century. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107431 The Invisible Kingdom: Reimagining Chronic Illness

Music

Broken Horses: A Memoir
DB102961 10 hours 5 minutes
by Brandi Carlile
read by Brandi Carlile
Memoir of a singer-songwriter who has won multiple Grammy awards. Describes growing up outside Seattle while knowing from an early age that she was gay and explains her decision to leave high school to pursue music. Shares stories of the road and discusses balancing music with family life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102961 Broken Horses: A Memoir

Brothas Be, Yo like George, Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard on You? A Memoir
DB107328 14 hours 16 minutes
by George Clinton and Ben Greenman
read by Dwayne Glapion
Memoir of the front man of the bands Parliament and Funkadelic. He began his musical career in New Jersey, where his obsession with doo-wop and R&B led to a barbershop quartet. He traveled to New York, and by the seventies had emerged as the leader of the wildly creative funk musical movement. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2014.
DB107328 Brothas Be, Yo like George, Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard on You? A Memoir

Every Good Boy Does Fine: A Love Story, in Music Lessons
DB107593 13 hours 19 minutes
by Jeremy Denk
read by Jeremy Denk
Memoir of a renowned pianist who won a MacArthur “Genius” grant, and who is a frequent performer at Carnegie Hall. Describes his childhood as a six-year-old piano prodigy whose talent was a refuge from family drama, but who also had to deal with a host of music teachers, both kind and cruel. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107593 Every Good Boy Does Fine: A Love Story, in Music Lessons

27: A History of the 27 Club through the Lives of Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, and Amy Winehouse
DB107331 12 hours 31 minutes
by Howard Sounes
read by Todd McLaren
The 27 Club refers to the surprisingly large number of music legends who died at that young age. Profiles the lives and deaths of the six most iconic members of the club, and reveals a common story of excess and self-destruction. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.
DB107331 27: A History of the 27 Club through the Lives of Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, and Amy Winehouse

Dancing with Demons: The Authorized Biography of Dusty Springfield
DB106260 9 hours 10 minutes
by Penny Valentine and Vicki Wickham
read by Eva Wilhelm
Two friends of the British singer, who died in 1999, provide an account of her life and career. Remembered for iconic songs like “Son of a Preacher Man,” Springfield struggled with mental health, addiction, and anxiety around her sexual identity. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2000.
DB106260 Dancing with Demons: The Authorized Biography of Dusty Springfield

Nature and the Environment

How the Mountains Grew: A New Geological History of North America
DB106491 20 hours 9 minutes
by John Dvorak
read by Mark Ashby
Geologist and author of The Last Volcano (DB84122) presents an overview of plate tectonics and the geological mechanics that led to the formation of mountain ranges in North America, which are not easily explained by plate tectonics. Topics include the Black Hills and a diamond mine in Arizona. 2021.
DB106491 How the Mountains Grew: A New Geological History of North America

Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Information, Biology, Strategy, Democracy, and Everything Else
DB104012 15 hours 42 minutes
by Jordan Ellenberg
read by various narrators
Mathematician argues that geometry underlies a diverse set of topics, including representative democracy, pandemic responses, artificial intelligence, and ways of teaching children to think, to name a few. Discusses underpinnings of geometric logic and the application of it to the world around us. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104012 Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Information, Biology, Strategy, Democracy, and Everything Else

A Hot Mess: How the Climate Crisis Is Changing Our World
DB107114 6 hours 54 minutes
by Jeff Fleischer
read by Eva Wilhelm
Drawing on real-life situations and stories, journalist Jeff Fleischer takes an informed, approachable look at how our world will change as a result of the climate crisis, addressing sea levels, extreme weather, drought, extinction, and migration. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB107114 A Hot Mess: How the Climate Crisis Is Changing Our World

Sounds Wild and Broken: Sonic Marvels, Evolution’s Creativity, and the Crisis of Sensory Extinction
DB107646 15 hours 37 minutes
by David George Haskell
read by various narrators
Biologist Haskell explores how the wonders of song, music, and speech came to be. Examines sounds made by insects, frogs, birds, and marine animals in different environments, and the ways those sounds have evolved over time. Also explores the impact of humans on the survival and continued evolution of the sounds. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107646 Sounds Wild and Broken: Sonic Marvels, Evolution’s Creativity, and the Crisis of Sensory Extinction

The Hummingbirds’ Gift: Wonder, Beauty, and Renewal on Wings
DB107596 2 hours 8 minutes
by Sy Montgomery
read by Sy Montgomery
Profile of Brenda Sherburn, who rescues abandoned hummingbirds and nurses them back to health until they can fly again and live in the wild. Topics include the care Brenda provides, feats which hummingbirds are capable of, and the role of hummingbirds in the ecosystem. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107596 The Hummingbirds’ Gift: Wonder, Beauty, and Renewal on Wings

Uprooted: Recovering the Legacy of the Places We’ve Left Behind
DB107434 6 hours 51 minutes
by Grace Olmstead
read by Grace Olmstead
Journalist examines the world of her hometown of Emmett, Idaho, and the relationship she has with it as someone who left for better opportunities. Topics include the history of Emmett, sustainability of farm communities, governmental policy, and our relationship with the communities in which we grew up. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107434 Uprooted: Recovering the Legacy of the Places We’ve Left Behind

The Treeline: The Last Forest and the Future of Life on Earth
DB107726 12 hours 2 minutes
by Ben Rawlence
read by Jamie Parker
Author of City of Thorns (DB85749) analyzes why the trees of the boreal forest—within the climatic zone immediately south of the Arctic—have been moving farther north since the 1970s. Uses case studies in Siberia, Scandinavia, North America, and the United Kingdom to illustrate the impact of the loss of trees that populate these forests. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107726 The Treeline: The Last Forest and the Future of Life on Earth

Poetry

And We Rise: The Civil Rights Movement in Poems
DB107332 1 hour 16 minutes
by Erica Martin
read by Erica Martin
Erica Martin’s debut poetry collection explores the Civil Rights Movement from the well-documented events that shaped the nation’s treatment of Black people, beginning with the “Separate but Equal” ruling. Introduces lesser-known figures and moments that were just as crucial to the Movement’s fight for justice and equality. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2022.
DB107332 And We Rise: The Civil Rights Movement in Poems

Political Themes

Call and Response: The Story of Black Lives Matter
DB106994 3 hours 52 minutes
by Veronica Chambers and Jennifer Harlan
read by Kamali Minter
Journalists explore the history of Black Lives Matter in the wake of high-profile wrongful deaths of Black people. From the founders to watershed moments, Chambers and Harlan follow the activists and organizers on their journeys and discover how protest has been fundamental to American democracy, eventually making meaningful change. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For junior and senior high readers. 2022.
DB106994 Call and Response: The Story of Black Lives Matter

Psychology and Self-Help

Remember: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting
DB102911 6 hours 7 minutes
by Lisa Genova
read by Lisa Genova
Neuroscientist explores the intricacies of human memory and distinguishes between normal and concerning memory loss. Explains the roles of sleep, stress, and other contributing influences, and discusses why some memories last a lifetime and others are gone in a moment. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102911 Remember: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting

The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times
DB105482 7 hours 28 minutes
by Jane Goodall and others
read by various narrators
Renowned naturalist, in conversation with co-author Abrams, talks about the need for hope in dark times. Outlines her own four reasons she continues to have hope: the amazing human intellect, the resilience of nature, the power of young people, and the indomitable human spirit. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB105482 The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times

Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It
DB102815 5 hours 47 minutes
by Ethan Kross
read by Ethan Kross
Psychologist explores the silent conversations we have with ourselves. Argues that while we often hope to tap into our inner coach, we find our inner critic instead. Discusses how to make your inner voice work in your favor, interweaving behavioral and brain research with real-world case studies. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102815 Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It

Being You: A New Science of Consciousness
DB107005 9 hours 49 minutes
by Anil Seth
read by Anil Seth
Neuroscience professor looks at what it means to have a specific, conscious experience of the world around you and yourself within it. Argues that historically, humanity has considered consciousness to be a philosophical inquiry, but scientific research is now mapping out biological theories for consciousness and selfhood. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107005 Being You: A New Science of Consciousness

Happiness Becomes You: A Guide to Changing Your Life for Good
DB107284 4 hours 42 minutes
by Tina Turner
read by various narrators
Musical icon gives advice for generating hope from nothing, breaking through all limitations, and succeeding in life. Shows how the spiritual lessons of Buddhism help her transform from sorrow, adversity, and poverty into joy, stability, and prosperity. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB107284 Happiness Becomes You: A Guide to Changing Your Life for Good

Religion

The Mothers and Daughters of the Bible Speak: Lessons on Faith from Nine Biblical Families
DB107944 7 hours 21 minutes
by Shannon Bream
read by Shannon Bream
Nine stories from the Bible focusing on the lives of biblical women, showing how God’s plans can turn our worlds upside down. Women profiled include Jochebed, the mother of Moses; Rebekah, who made terrible choices to secure her son’s legacy; and Michal, the daughter of Saul. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2022.
DB107944 The Mothers and Daughters of the Bible Speak: Lessons on Faith from Nine Biblical Families

Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation
DB102824 12 hours 6 minutes
by Kristin Kobes Du Mez
read by Suzie Althens
Author of A New Gospel for Women (DB102182) examines a seventy-five year period of American Evangelical Christianity, culminating in the election of Donald Trump in 2016 with the support of Evangelical Christian leaders. Pays particular attention to masculine ideals best modeled by John Wayne. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB102824 Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation

Science and Technology

The Secret of Life: Rosalind Franklin, James Watson, Francis Crick, and the Discovery of DNA’s Double Helix
DB107851 15 hours 8 minutes
by Howard Markel
read by Donald Corren
Medical historian Markel studies the race to unravel the structure of DNA. Profiles the work of James Watson, Francis Crick, and Rosalind Franklin. Focuses on the impact of Franklin’s research while also contemplating the historical erasure of Franklin from the history of DNA research. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107851 The Secret of Life: Rosalind Franklin, James Watson, Francis Crick, and the Discovery of DNA’s Double Helix

Social Sciences

How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America: Essays
DB107702 3 hours 56 minutes
by Kiese Laymon
read by Kevin Free
Essays touching on subjects ranging from family, race, violence, and celebrity to music, writing, and coming of age in the rural Mississippi Gulf Coast. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.
DB107702 How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America: Essays

The Human Tide: How Population Shaped the Modern World
DB107940 10 hours 43 minutes
by Paul Morland
read by Zeb Soanes
Explores how periods of rapid population transition have shaped the course of world history. Postulates that key moments in history, such as the Arab Spring, Brexit, and more, can be traced to demographic changes. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB107940 The Human Tide: How Population Shaped the Modern World

Sports and Recreation

Doyle Brunson’s Super System 2: A Course in Power Poker, Revised
DB106523 25 hours 28 minutes
by Doyle Brunson
read by J.P. Linton
Poker champion shares his winning strategies and professional secrets to playing poker. Includes contributions from others including Daniel Negreanu, Mike Caro, Jennifer Harman, and Phil Hellmuth. Provides example games with advice on how to win and when to fold. 2009.
DB106523 Doyle Brunson’s Super System 2: A Course in Power Poker, Revised

Coach K: The Rise and Reign of Mike Krzyzewski
DB107588 16 hours 7 minutes
by Ian O’Connor
read by Kiff VandenHeuvel
Biography of Mike Krzyzewski, known worldwide as “Coach K,” who led the Duke basketball program for more than four decades. The author had unprecedented access to Krzyzewski’s best friends, closest advisers, fiercest adversaries, and generations of his players and assistants. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107588 Coach K: The Rise and Reign of Mike Krzyzewski

Stage and Screen

Olivia de Havilland: Lady Triumphant
DB106227 14 hours 41 minutes
by Victoria Amador
read by Eva Wilhelm
Uses extensive interviews and forty years of personal correspondence with de Havilland to present an in-depth look at the life and career of the celebrated actress whose films include Gone with the Wind and The Adventures of Robin Hood. Chronicles her youth, career, love affairs, and long feud with sister Joan Fontaine. Some strong language. 2019.
DB106227 Olivia de Havilland: Lady Triumphant

Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated
DB102927 9 hours 14 minutes
by Alison Arngrim
read by Alison Arngrim
Memoir of the actress who played Nellie Oleson on the TV program Little House on the Prairie. She describes growing up in Hollywood as the daughter of an agent and a voice actor, gives behind-the-scenes peeks at Little House on the Prairie, and shares stories of her personal life and activism. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2010.
DB102927 Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated

Hooked: How Crafting Saved My Life
DB106441 7 hours 32 minutes
by Sutton Foster
read by various narrators
Tony Award-winning actress combines memoir with an ode to crafting as therapy. Describes how she channeled her emotions into her creations as she navigated the significant moments in her life, and they gave her tangible reminders of her experiences. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106441 Hooked: How Crafting Saved My Life

Beaming Up and Getting Off: Life before and beyond Star Trek
DB106527 17 hours 37 minutes
by Walter Koenig
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Memoir of actor best known for his role as Ensign Chekov on the original Star Trek TV series. Describes his personal life as well as his life in acting, including being part of a worldwide fandom like Star Trek, and opens up about the various mental illness struggles he has experienced. Strong language. 2019.
DB106527 Beaming Up and Getting Off: Life before and beyond Star Trek

Well Met: Renaissance Faires and the American Counterculture
DB106623 15 hours 52 minutes
by Rachel Lee Rubin
read by Kerry Dukin
Describes the rise of American Renaissance Faires from the chaotic, communal establishment of the first Faire and early growth in the 1960s through their development into major family-friendly destinations in the 2000s. Shares stories of the thinkers, artists, clowns, mimes, and other performers who make up Faires. Some strong language. 2012.
DB106623 Well Met: Renaissance Faires and the American Counterculture

Red Carpet: Hollywood, China, and the Global Battle for Cultural Supremacy
DB107849 11 hours 58 minutes
by Erich Schwartzel
read by Sean Patrick Hopkins
Reporter examines how the film industry is the latest battleground in the complex rivalry between China and the US. Hollywood studios are now bending over backward to make movies that will appeal to China’s citizens—and gain approval from severe Communist Party censors. At the same time, China is exporting films that further their own national agenda. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107849 Red Carpet: Hollywood, China, and the Global Battle for Cultural Supremacy

Hello, Molly! A Memoir
DB107937 7 hours 8 minutes
by Molly Shannon and Sean Wilsey
read by various narrators
Memoir of an Emmy-nominated actress and comedian. Shannon was a six-year cast member of Saturday Night Live, her inimitable humor steeped in paying close attention to the people in her life. Her psyche was imprinted at the age of four when a car crash claimed the lives of her mother, her younger sister, and a cousin. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107937 Hello, Molly! A Memoir

Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley
DB106241 14 hours 36 minutes
by Jeffrey Spivak
read by Mark Ashby
Biography of the Hollywood choreographer and director famous for his elaborate, kaleidoscopic dance routines in films from the 1930s such as 42nd Street. Based on personal letters, interviews, studio memoranda, and Berkeley’s private memoirs. Some strong language. 2011.
DB106241 Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley

Travel

Old Lady on the Trail: Triple Crown at 76
DB104577 18 hours 50 minutes
by Mary E. Davison
read by Nicola Daval
Woman recounts her years hiking and completing the Triple Crown—hiking the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Continental Divide Trail—at the age of seventy-six. Discusses challenges she has faced, the benefits of trail hiking on her health, and specific experiences while on the trails. 2018.
DB104577 Old Lady on the Trail: Triple Crown at 76

The Best American Travel Writing 2021
DB105607 13 hours 0 minutes
edited by Padma Lakshmi and Jason Wilson
read by Catherine Byers
Twenty-five previously published essays on traveling and experiencing cultures around the world, selected by television personality and host of Top Chef. Includes work by Kiese Makeba Laymon, author of Heavy (DB93279), and Meghan Daum, author of The Problem with Everything (DB97694). Strong language and some violence. 2021.
DB105607 The Best American Travel Writing 2021

US History

Aristocratic Education and the Making of the American Republic
DB106721 13 hours 46 minutes
by Mark Boonshoft
read by Eva Wilhelm
Traces attitudes towards education in early America, when many saw the academy as a caricature of aristocratic European education. Discusses how this led to an era of school reform that attempted to transform education from a tool of elite privilege to a key component of self-government. 2020.
DB106721 Aristocratic Education and the Making of the American Republic

In the Shadow of the Fallen Towers: The Seconds, Minutes, Hours, Days, Weeks, Months, and Years after the 9/11 Attacks
DB107253 3 hours 51 minutes
by Don Brown
read by Michael Russotto
A graphic novel that chronicles the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City through moving individual stories that bear witness to history and the ways it shapes the future. Some violence. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB107253 In the Shadow of the Fallen Towers: The Seconds, Minutes, Hours, Days, Weeks, Months, and Years after the 9/11 Attacks

Lost in the Yellowstone
DB107288 1 hour 55 minutes
by Truman Everts
read by Jack Sondericker
This fictionalized account explores how, in September 1870, Truman Everts was separated from one of the first exploratory parties in what is now Yellowstone National Park. Describes how Everts spent more than a month wandering the wilderness with little food, equipment, or cold-weather clothing. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1871.
DB107288 Lost in the Yellowstone

Twilight in Hazard: An Appalachian Reckoning
DB106989 7 hours 58 minutes
by Alan Maimon
read by Johnny Heller
Journalist explores life in rural Kentucky, surprised by what he describes as the vice grip of ecological devastation and a corporate-made opioid epidemic. Reports on intense religious allegiances, bitter political rivalries, and faltering attempts to emerge from a century-long coal-based economy and seeks the truth behind the rumors. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106989 Twilight in Hazard: An Appalachian Reckoning

World History

The Unanswered Letter: One Holocaust Family’s Desperate Plea for Help
DB107678 15 hours 35 minutes
by Faris Cassell
read by Kate Mulligan
Journalist tracks down the story behind a letter mailed mere days before World War II broke out, sent by a Jewish man in Vienna begging for help fleeing to America. Searches to discover whether it was answered and what became of its writer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB107678 The Unanswered Letter: One Holocaust Family’s Desperate Plea for Help

Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town
DB107335 11 hours 21 minutes
by Barbara Demick
read by Cassandra Campbell
Journalist examines the history of a Tibetan town throughout several decades, as told through the lives of those connected to it. Profiles a princess, a young Tibetan nomad, an upwardly mobile entrepreneur, a poet, and a schoolgirl. Explores the complicated relationship between Tibet and China. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB107335 Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town

Hero of Two Worlds: The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution
DB107358 17 hours 22 minutes
by Mike Duncan
read by Mike Duncan
Author of The Storm before the Storm (DB89579) recounts the story of the Marquis de Lafayette’s lifelong quest to protect the principles of democracy, told through the lens of the three revolutions he participated in: the American Revolution, the French Revolution, and the Revolution of 1830. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107358 Hero of Two Worlds: The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution

X Troop: The Secret Jewish Commandos of World War II
DB107370 9 hours 57 minutes
by Leah Garrett
read by John Lee
Recounts the efforts and accomplishments of a group of Jewish refugees who fought in a secretive special forces unit known as X Troop during World War II. Draws on interviews with surviving members to follow the group through internment camps, battlefields, concentration camps, and dramatic rescues. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107370 X Troop: The Secret Jewish Commandos of World War II

Powers and Thrones: A New History of the Middle Ages
DB107799 24 hours 28 minutes
by Dan Jones
read by Dan Jones
Recounts key events of the medieval world, traveling through an emerging Europe, the great capitals of late Antiquity, and the influential cities of the Islamic West before culminating with the first European voyages to the Americas. Discusses the forces of the time that have occupied humanity ever since. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107799 Powers and Thrones: A New History of the Middle Ages

Adriatic: A Concert of Civilizations at the End of the Modern Age
DB107680 11 hours 29 minutes
by Robert D. Kaplan
read by Arthur Morey
Journalist explores how the Adriatic region has changed over three decades. Describes traveling through Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, and Greece and discusses the cross-pollination of history, literature, art, architecture, and current events. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107680 Adriatic: A Concert of Civilizations at the End of the Modern Age

Books for Children

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

Children’s Fiction

Adventure

Secret Weapon: Seven Untold Adventures from the Life of a Teenaged Spy; Alex Rider
DB107816 7 hours 47 minutes
by Anthony Horowitz
read by Simon Prebble
Danger is never far away from Alex Rider. In these adrenaline-fueled adventures, the teen spy infiltrates a terrorist hideout, gets caught up in a high-speed chase, and faces the world’s deadliest criminals. These explosive missions will push Alex to the limit. Seven secret adventures. One teenage super spy. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9. 2019.
DB107816 Secret Weapon: Seven Untold Adventures from the Life of a Teenaged Spy; Alex Rider

Fight for Dusty Divot: An Unofficial Fortnite Novel, Book 5
DB107841 2 hours 12 minutes
by Devin Hunter
read by Ramon De Ocampo
With the season ending in a few weeks, people are either giving up or fighting harder than ever. When Grey loses another squad member, he’s on the verge of throwing in the towel himself. But to his surprise, the top player, Tae Min, approaches him with a deal that may give them just the chance they need. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2019.
DB107841 Fight for Dusty Divot: An Unofficial Fortnite Novel, Book 5

The Squad of Lucky Landing: An Unofficial Fortnite Adventure Novel, Book 4
DB107852 2 hours 14 minutes
by Devin Hunter
read by Ramon De Ocampo
With the help of his new squad members, Grey is determined to climb back to the top of the game’s rankings. It won’t be easy when Grey’s old squad mates use his own tactics against him. He must use his creativity to find new ways to lead his squad back to the top twenty. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2018.
DB107852 The Squad of Lucky Landing: An Unofficial Fortnite Adventure Novel, Book 4

The Battle of the Labyrinth: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4
DB107277 10 hours 34 minutes
by Rick Riordan
read by Jesse Bernstein
When demonic cheerleaders invade his high school and the war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near, Percy Jackson hurries to Camp Half-Blood to initiate a quest through the Labyrinth with his demigod friends. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2008.
DB107277 The Battle of the Labyrinth: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4

The Last Olympian: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5
DB107444 11 hours 3 minutes
by Rick Riordan
read by Jesse Bernstein
The long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy Jackson’s sixteenth birthday unfolds as he leads an army of young demigods to stop Kronos’s advance on New York City. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2009.
DB107444 The Last Olympian: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5

The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1
DB107361 10 hours 5 minutes
by Rick Riordan
read by Jesse Bernstein
Upstate New York, 2005. Sixth-grader Percy Jackson, the son of Poseidon and a mortal mother, attends a summer camp for demigods. After Percy angers Zeus, his friends Grover, a satyr, and Annabeth, daughter of Athena, join him to resolve the problem. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2005.
DB107361 The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1

The Sea of Monsters: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2
DB107290 7 hours 57 minutes
by Rick Riordan
read by Jesse Bernstein
Upstate New York, 2006. Seventh-grader Percy, son of Poseidon and a mortal, learns that Camp Half-Blood is in danger. He and his friends undertake a perilous journey into the Sea of Monsters to save their beloved camp. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2006.
DB107290 The Sea of Monsters: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2

The Titan’s Curse: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3
DB107443 8 hours 51 minutes
by Rick Riordan
read by Jesse Bernstein
When the youthful goddess Artemis disappears while hunting a rare ancient monster, modern-day demigod Percy and his friends attempt to rescue her before she is needed at the Olympian Council meeting on the war with the Titans. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2007.
DB107443 The Titan’s Curse: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3

Animals and Wildlife

Bedtime Jitters: Beak & Ally
DB107305 0 hours 19 minutes
by Norm Feuti
read by Jessica Wortham
With weird swamp noises swirling around him, Beak the bird cannot get any sleep until his friend Ally the alligator shows him where the racket is coming from. For grades K-3. 2021.
DB107305 Bedtime Jitters: Beak & Ally

Luna Howls at the Moon
DB107682 5 hours 30 minutes
by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb
read by Cassandra Morris
Luna has always wanted to be a therapy dog at Therapy Dogs Worldwide. But when her “clients”—the children who visit her—start group therapy, Luna’s routine is upended. Then one child goes missing. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2021.
DB107682 Luna Howls at the Moon

Family

Crossing the Stream
DB107825 6 hours 9 minutes
by Elizabeth-Irene Baitie
read by Kofi Boakye
In Accra, Ghana, after Ato’s father dies, his mother sends him to spend the summer with his grandmother, where he learns about his father’s vibrant, complicated life and finds ways to honor his past with hope for his own future. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2021.
DB107825 Crossing the Stream

Encanto
DB107441 2 hours 12 minutes
by Angela Cervantes
read by Inés del Castillo
An extraordinary family lives hidden in the mountains of Colombia in a charmed place called an Encanto. Everyone in the Madrigal family has a unique gift—everyone except Mirabel. But when the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides she might just be her exceptional family’s last hope. Based on the 2021 film. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4 and older readers. 2021.
DB107441 Encanto

I Can Make This Promise
DB107809 5 hours 49 minutes
by Christine Day
read by Kyla Garcia
When twelve-year-old Edie finds letters and photographs in her attic that change everything she thought she knew about her Native American mother’s adoption, she realizes she has a lot to learn about her family’s history and her own identity. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2019.
DB107809 I Can Make This Promise

May Your Life Be Deliciosa
DB107042 0 hours 13 minutes
by Michael Genhart
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Every year on Christmas Eve, Rosie’s abuela teaches her not only how to make a delicious tamale, but also how to make a delicious life—one filled with love, plenty of spice, and family. For grades K-3. 2021.
DB107042 May Your Life Be Deliciosa

A Secret Shared
DB107800 1 hour 37 minutes
by Patricia MacLachlan
read by Caitlin Kelly
Nora and Ben’s younger sister Birdy loves to keep secrets. When genetic test results come back, they discover that Birdy is seemingly not related to Nora and Ben’s parents. But if she is adopted, how could that have happened without the children knowing? Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2021.
DB107800 A Secret Shared

The Shattered Castle: The Ascendance, Book 5
DB107018 9 hours 57 minutes
by Jennifer A. Nielsen
read by Charlie McWade
Everything is going wrong for King Jaron: Castor, the son of an old enemy, is conspiring against him and wants the throne for himself; his fiancée, Imogen, seems to have turned against him; and the Prozarian Monarch has invaded his kingdom. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2021.
DB107018 The Shattered Castle: The Ascendance, Book 5

Akata Woman
DB106886 12 hours 11 minutes
by Nnedi Okorafor
read by Susan Spain
With the help of her friends, fifteen-year-old Sunny embarks on a mission to find a precious object and return it to the spider deity Udide. But defeating the guardians of Udide’s ghazal will put all of Sunny’s hard lessons and abilities to the test. Sequel to Akata Warrior (DB89389). Strong language and some violence. For grades 6-9. 2022.
DB106886 Akata Woman

The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities: New Stories about Mythic Heroes
DB107442 12 hours 43 minutes
edited by Rick Riordan
read by various narrators
Ten stories that remix myths for modern readers. Authors include Carlos Hernandez, Roshani Chokshi, J.C. Cervantes, Yoon Ha Lee, Kwame Mbalia, Rebecca Roanhorse, Tehlor Kay Mejia, Sarwat Chadda, Graci Kim, and Rick Riordan. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2021.
DB107442 The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities: New Stories about Mythic Heroes

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
DB106998 1 hour 57 minutes
by J.K. Rowling
read by Eddie Redmayne
Special edition of an approved textbook used by Harry Potter at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An A-to-Z listing of magical beasts, it briefly describes such creatures as the centaur, hippogriff, troll, unicorn, and ten breeds of dragon. Read by Eddie Redmayne. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2001.
DB106998 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

A Comb of Wishes
DB107589 5 hours 34 minutes
by Lisa Stringfellow
read by Bahni Turpin
Kela finds a special mermaid’s comb on the beach of her Caribbean island and hopes the magic within will help connect her to her deceased mother. But the price may be too high. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2022.
DB107589 A Comb of Wishes

Friendship

Frankie & Bug
DB107842 5 hours 24 minutes
by Gayle Forman
read by Stockard Channing
In the summer of 1987 in Venice, California, ten-year-old Bug and her new friend Frankie learn important lessons about life, family, being your true self, and how to navigate in a world that is not always just or fair. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2021.
DB107842 Frankie & Bug

Honest June
DB107413 5 hours 9 minutes
by Tina Wells
read by Tyla Collier
Eleven-year-old June Jackson has always been good at making the people around her happy, even if that means avoiding telling them what she really thinks. But as June starts middle school, her fairy godmother puts a spell on her that forces her to speak only the truth—even to her friends and family. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2021.
DB107413 Honest June

Historical Fiction

A Place to Hang the Moon
DB107683 8 hours 9 minutes
by Kate Albus
read by Polly Lee
In World War II England, orphaned siblings William, Edmund, and Anna are evacuated from London to live in the countryside, where they bounce from home to home in search of someone willing to adopt them permanently. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2021.
DB107683 A Place to Hang the Moon

Humor

Operation Do-Over
DB106993 6 hours 0 minutes
by Gordon Korman
read by Jacob McNatt
After best friends Mason and Ty have a falling-out over a new girl, Mason wakes up from a freak accident and finds himself magically in the past with a chance for a do-over. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2022.
DB106993 Operation Do-Over

Mystery and Detective

SilverFin
DB106987 8 hours 32 minutes
by Charlie Higson
read by various narrators
Prequel to the adventures of James Bond, 007, introduces the young James when he is just starting boarding school in England and is about to become involved in his first adventure. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9. 2005.
DB106987 SilverFin

Temple Alley Summer
DB106672 5 hours 39 minutes
by Sachiko Kashiwaba
read by Stephen Van Doren
One rainy night, Kazu sees a ghostly figure in a white kimono sneak out of his house. Later, Kazu learns that his home is in the exact location of an ancient temple called Kimy?, which, legend has it, could bring the dead back to life! He sets out to discover if the rumors are true. Translated from the 2011 Japanese edition. Batchelder Award. For grades 3-6. 2021.
DB106672 Temple Alley Summer

Religious Themes

Adventure Awaits
DB107597 5 hours 33 minutes
by Karen Kingsbury and Tyler Russell
read by various narrators
School science camp is a few weeks away, but Ashley and Kari Baxter have very different feelings about going. With the help of their siblings, Kari and Ashley prepare for wild experiments and the challenges of the great outdoors, and together they learn what it means to plan for an experience they won’t forget. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2022.
DB107597 Adventure Awaits

Scary Stories

Tales from the Haunted Mansion, Volumes 3 & 4
DB107623 7 hours 29 minutes
by John Esposito
read by Malcolm Hillgartner
In Grim Grinning Ghosts, three mysterious crates arrive at the Haunted Mansion. But one must beware of the unearthly artifacts that lie beneath their lids. In Memento Mori, as Amicus prepares to retire from his position as the ghost librarian, he searches for the scariest story of all. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2019.
DB107623 Tales from the Haunted Mansion, Volumes 3 & 4

Claws! Goosebumps: Hall of Horrors
DB106478 2 hours 29 minutes
by R.L. Stine
read by Stephen Van Doren
After things go horribly wrong while cat-sitting for a neighbor, Mickey and his friend Amanda steal a look-alike cat from the local pet store, Cat Heaven. But they soon discover that was a big mistake. For grades 3-6. 2011.
DB106478 Claws! Goosebumps: Hall of Horrors

The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb: Goosebumps
DB107686 3 hours 22 minutes
by R.L. Stine
read by Kirby Heyborne
Lost in an Egyptian pyramid, twelve-year-old Gabe and his cousin, Sari, find that they are not alone. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 1993.
DB107686 The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb: Goosebumps

Science Fiction

Tiger Honor: A Thousand Worlds Novel
DB107836 7 hours 39 minutes
by Yoon Ha Lee
read by Elissa Park
Thirteen-year-old nonbinary tiger spirit Sebin must decide where their loyalties lie when their traitorous uncle hijacks the battle cruiser that happens to be Sebin’s first assignment in the cadet program. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2022.
DB107836 Tiger Honor: A Thousand Worlds Novel

Short Stories

Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales
DB107685 6 hours 10 minutes
by Soman Chainani
read by Polly Lee
Twelve dangerous tales of mystery, magic, and rebellious hearts: a prince has a surprising awakening, a beauty fights like a beast, and a boy refuses to become prey. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2021.
DB107685 Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales

The Ice Cream Machine
DB107338 6 hours 50 minutes
by Adam Rubin
read by Adam Rubin
Six short stories in a variety of genres and settings, all featuring the creamy frozen treat. In one tale, a girl and her sister compete in an ice cream eating contest—against an honest-to-goodness pig. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2022.
DB107338 The Ice Cream Machine

Sports Stories

Final Season
DB107707 6 hours 47 minutes
by Tim Green
read by Kirt Graves
After his dad receives a heartbreaking ALS diagnosis—connected to all those hard hits and tackles he took on the field—Ben’s mom becomes more determined than ever to get Ben to quit football. And Ben struggles with balancing it all. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2021.
DB107707 Final Season

Children’s Nonfiction

Animals and Wildlife

Conservation Canines: How Dogs Work for the Environment
DB106170 3 hours 37 minutes
by Isabelle Groc
read by Kristin Allison
Examines the lives of dogs who work with humans to find new ways to solve environmental problems. Includes stories of dog encounters in the field and examples of canines working to sniff out poisons and invasive species. For grades 4-7. 2021.
DB106170 Conservation Canines: How Dogs Work for the Environment

Not Just a Hole in the Ground
DB107138 0 hours 5 minutes
by Elizabeth C. McCarron
read by Narrator Unknown
Discusses why a woodchuck’s burrow is the perfect place to sleep, hide, and raise young. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2018.
DB107138 Not Just a Hole in the Ground

Condor Comeback
DB105479 4 hours 9 minutes
by Sy Montgomery
read by Kimberly Schraf
Award-winning author explores the history of California condors and details the efforts of scientists and volunteers who have fought against their extinction. For grades 5-8. 2020.
DB105479 Condor Comeback

Astronomy

How to Hear the Universe: Gaby González and the Search for Einstein’s Ripples in Space-Time
DB107939 0 hours 21 minutes
by Patricia Valdez
read by Ana Osorio
Biography of immigrant scientist Gabriela González, who, armed with modern technology, completed the work that Albert Einstein had begun one hundred years earlier, confirming his theory of gravitational waves and breaking new ground for space-time research. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2022.
DB107939 How to Hear the Universe: Gaby González and the Search for Einstein’s Ripples in Space-Time

Biography

Rosie the Riveter: The Legacy of an American Icon
DB106973 0 hours 20 minutes
by Sarah Dvojack
read by Caroline Hewitt
Examines Rosie the Riveter’s story and how an iconic image of a working woman evolved into a symbol of hope and strength for girls and women. For grades 2-4. 2021.
DB106973 Rosie the Riveter: The Legacy of an American Icon

Call Me Miss Hamilton: One Woman’s Case for Equality and Respect
DB107398 0 hours 21 minutes
by Carole Boston Weatherford
read by Duyen Washington
Recounts the story of Miss Mary Hamilton, an African American woman and Civil Rights activist, who was found to be in contempt of court when she would not respond to questions unless she was addressed as “Miss Hamilton.” The NAACP took her case, appealed all the way to the US Supreme Court, which ruled in her favor. For grades 2-4. 2022.
DB107398 Call Me Miss Hamilton: One Woman’s Case for Equality and Respect

Family

Our Subway Baby: The True Story of How One Baby Found His Home
DB107020 0 hours 10 minutes
by Peter Mercurio
read by Peter Mercurio
Pete recounts how his partner, Danny, found an abandoned baby tucked away in the corner of a New York City subway station on his way home from work one day. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2020.
DB107020 Our Subway Baby: The True Story of How One Baby Found His Home

General

Bold Words from Black Women: Inspiration and Truths from 50 Extraordinary Leaders Who Helped Shape Our World
DB106827 0 hours 45 minutes
compiled by Tamara Pizzoli
read by Adrean Rivers
Collection of quotes from fifty inspirational Black women who have shaped the world we live in, from Toni Morrison to Angela Davis, from Solange and Beyoncé to Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. For grades K-3. 2021.
DB106827 Bold Words from Black Women: Inspiration and Truths from 50 Extraordinary Leaders Who Helped Shape Our World

Government and Politics

Emancipation Proclamation: Lincoln and the Dawn of Liberty
DB107021 2 hours 20 minutes
by Tonya Bolden
read by Michael Early
Award-winning author presents a unique look at the events that led to the historic proclamation. Filled with little-known facts and fascinating details, it includes excerpts from historical sources and new research that debunks myths about the Emancipation Proclamation and its causes. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2013.
DB107021 Emancipation Proclamation: Lincoln and the Dawn of Liberty

History

Strong Voices: Fifteen American Speeches Worth Knowing
DB107022 3 hours 7 minutes
edited by Tonya Bolden
read by various narrators
Speeches that showcases the voices of those in power and those who are not. Introductions to each entry provide historical context and critical insights into the meaning and impact of every speech. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2020.
DB107022 Strong Voices: Fifteen American Speeches Worth Knowing

The Legacy of Jim Crow: True History
DB106997 2 hours 25 minutes
by Clarence A. Haynes
read by various narrators
Explains that in the late nineteenth century, white lawmakers in the United States enacted a set of policies, collectively called “Jim Crow,” that created segregated facilities, like schools and parks, for African Americans. Explores how these policies have had far-reaching effects across America, impacting where Black people live, how the criminal justice system treats them, and how they’re portrayed in TV and film. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2022.
DB106997 The Legacy of Jim Crow: True History

Blood and Germs: The Civil War Battle against Wounds and Disease
DB107116 5 hours 2 minutes
by Gail Jarrow
read by Eva Wilhelm
Explores the science and gruesome history of US Civil War medicine, using actual medical cases and first-person accounts by soldiers, doctors, and nurses. Reveals battlefield rescues, surgical techniques, treatments, and patient care, celebrating the men and women of both the North and South who volunteered to save lives. For grades 5-8. 2020.
DB107116 Blood and Germs: The Civil War Battle against Wounds and Disease

Why Longfellow Lied: The Truth about Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride
DB107330 5 hours 6 minutes
by Jeff Lantos
read by Bill Wallace
Unravels the mystery of how and why Henry Wadsworth Longfellow twisted historical facts when he penned his famous poem “Paul Revere’s Ride.” For grades 5-8. 2021.
DB107330 Why Longfellow Lied: The Truth about Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride

The Great Stink: How Joseph Bazalgette Solved London’s Poop Pollution Problem
DB106499 0 hours 33 minutes
by Colleen Paeff
read by Peter Holdway
Describes how Joseph Bazalgette, a 19th-century engineer, designed London’s first comprehensive sewage system. In doing so, he saved thousands of lives from cholera outbreaks that regularly plagued the city. For grades 2-4. 2021.
DB106499 The Great Stink: How Joseph Bazalgette Solved London’s Poop Pollution Problem

Language

Absurd Words: A Kids’ Fun and Hilarious Vocabulary Builder for Future Word Nerds
DB107111 7 hours 30 minutes
by Tara Lazar
read by Eva Wilhelm
Dictionary-thesaurus hybrid puts more than 750 high-level, wondrous, and wacky words in fun, engaging, and hilarious context. For grades 4-7. 2022.
DB107111 Absurd Words: A Kids’ Fun and Hilarious Vocabulary Builder for Future Word Nerds

Literature

Dear Mr. Dickens
DB107112 0 hours 17 minutes
by Nancy Churnin
read by Eva Wilhelm
In Eliza Davis’s day, Charles Dickens was the most celebrated living writer in England. But some of his books reflected a prejudice that was all too common at the time: prejudice against Jewish people. Eliza wanted to speak out about how unfair that was. So she wrote a letter to Charles Dickens. For grades K-3. 2021.
DB107112 Dear Mr. Dickens

Music

Joni: The Lyrical Life of Joni Mitchell
DB106346 0 hours 25 minutes
by Selina Alko
read by Jill Ferris
Biography of an award-winning musical artist who composed more than two hundred songs. Describes Mitchell’s life as a young girl from a town on the Canadian prairie, where she learned to love dancing, painting, birdsong, and piano. For grades K-3. 2020.
DB106346 Joni: The Lyrical Life of Joni Mitchell

Poetry

Dictionary for a Better World: Poems, Quotes, and Anecdotes from A to Z
DB106245 2 hours 18 minutes
by Irene Latham and Charles Waters
read by Ali Cheff
A poetry collection, organized like a dictionary, presents words that encourage kids to create a better, more inclusive world. Each entry contains a poem, a quote from an inspiring person, and a short personal anecdote from one of the co-authors. For grades 4-7. 2020.
DB106245 Dictionary for a Better World: Poems, Quotes, and Anecdotes from A to Z

Science and Technology

Solids, Liquids, Gases, and Plasma
DB106247 0 hours 13 minutes
by David A. Adler
read by Mark Ashby
Two children learn about four different states of matter (solid, liquid, gas, and plasma) and what happens when matter changes form. For grades 2-4. 2019.
DB106247 Solids, Liquids, Gases, and Plasma

Ada Lovelace
DB107019 2 hours 44 minutes
by Ben Jeapes
read by Marietta DePrima
Presents the life of Ada Lovelace, the daughter of the poet Lord Byron, who became a gifted mathematician and who, together with Charles Babbage, developed an analytic engine that was the world’s first computer. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2019.
DB107019 Ada Lovelace

Foreign Language

Los libros presentes en esta edición de Talking Book Topics (Temas de Libros Parlantes) se enviaron recientemente a las bibliotecas de cooperación. La colección completa contiene una amplia gama de libros de ficción y no ficción, incluyendo biografías, clásicos, de vaqueros, misterio, romance y otros.
Los usuarios registrados también pueden descargar de inmediato todos los títulos y revistas del servicio de Descarga de Lectura en Braille y Audio del NLS (BARD) en https://nlsbard.loc.gov (en inglés) External. La aplicación móvil de BARD está disponible en la App Store, Google Play, y en la Appstore de Amazon para leer audiolibros en su teléfono inteligente o su tableta personal. Para conocer más sobre la colección o para registrarse para utilizar BARD, comuníquese con su biblioteca de cooperación local. Los números de teléfono y las direcciones de correo electrónico de las bibliotecas regionales se encuentran en las últimas páginas de esta revista.
Nota: Puede aparecer un aviso inmediatamente a continuación de la descripción del libro para indicar escenas de violencia, lenguaje violento o descripciones de sexo. La palabra “algunas” antes de cualquiera de estos términos indica un hecho ocasional o poco frecuente, como por ejemplo “lenguaje violento poco frecuente”. Los audiolibros comerciales de los cuales el NLS no tiene acceso al libro impreso, pueden presentar el aviso “sin calificación”, lo que significa que el libro puede contener o no violencia, lenguaje violento o descripciones de sexo.

Spanish

Violeta
DB107625 11 horas 28 minutos
por Isabel Allende
leído por Javiera Gazitua
Violeta nace de una familia acomodada en 1920, y vive el tumulto del siglo XX. Cuenta su historia en cartas a alguien a quien ama por encima de todo, relatando tiempos de desamor devastador y aventuras apasionadas, pobreza y riqueza, pérdidas terribles y alegrías inmensas. Sin calificación. Audiolibro comercial.
(Violeta is born to a well-off family in 1920, and lives through the tumult of the twentieth century. She tells her story in letters to someone she loves above all others, recounting times of devastating heartbreak and passionate affairs, poverty and wealth, terrible loss and immense joy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Spanish language.) 2022.
DB107625 Violeta

Jabari Salta (Jabari Jumps)
DB107123 0 horas 13 minutos
por Gaia Cornwall
leído por Escarlett Arias
Jabari está listo para saltar del trampolín por primera vez, después de pasar su prueba de natación. Pero probablemente necesita planificar su salto primero. Y quizás calentar y hacer algunos estiramientos. Su padre le anima mientras junta coraje. Traducido de la edición en inglés de 2020. Para niños preescolares hasta el grado 2.
(Jabari is ready to jump off the diving board for the first time, after passing his swim test. But he probably needs to plan out his jump first. And maybe warm up and do some stretches. His father encourages him as he gathers up the courage. For preschool-grade 2. Spanish language.) 2020.
DB107123 Jabari Salta (Jabari Jumps)

Escóndete (Hide)
DB104467 15 horas 16 minutos
por Lisa Gardner
leído por Wanda Arriaga
Se descubre una fosa común de hace décadas en los terrenos de un manicomio abandonado en Massachusetts. La sargento D.D. Warren recurre al policía Bobby Dodge para relacionar los crímenes con las actividades pasadas de un conocido depredador sexual. Traducido de la edición en inglés de 2007. Contiene lenguaje ofensivo y descripciones de violencia y de índole sexual.
(A decades-old mass grave is discovered on the grounds of an abandoned mental institution in Massachusetts. Sergeant D.D. Warren calls upon policeman Bobby Dodge to connect the crimes to the past activities of a well-known sexual predator. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. Spanish language.) 2018.
DB104467 Escóndete (Hide)

Billy Summers
DB107627 18 horas 16 minutos
por Stephen King
leído por Víctor Manuel Espinoza
Billy Summers es un asesino a sueldo con moral. Sólo acepta un trabajo si el objetivo es un tipo realmente malo. Ahora quiere dejar el oficio, pero le queda un trabajo. A pesar de su estatus como uno de los mejores francotiradores del mundo, todo en el trabajo sale mal. Traducido de la edición en inglés de 2021. Sin calificación. Audiolibro comercial.
(Billy Summers is a hit man with morals. He’ll only take a job if the target is a truly bad guy. He now wants out of the trade, but there’s one job left. Despite his status as one of the best snipers in the world, everything about the job goes wrong. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Spanish language.) 2021.
DB107627 Billy Summers

Ladrón de Esperanzas (Thief of Hopes)
DB107001 11 horas 2 minutos
por Francisco Martín Moreno
leído por varios narradores
Antonio M. Lugo Olea, alias AMLO, es elegido presidente de México con la promesa de combatir la corrupción, el crimen y la violencia. Pero a medida que se asienta en el cargo, se da cuenta de que las buenas intenciones no serán suficientes. ¿Será capaz de cumplir sus promesas? Sin calificación. Audiolibro comercial.
(Antonio M. Lugo Olea, a/k/a AMLO, is elected president of Mexico with promises to tackle corruption, crime, and violence. But as he settles into the role, he realizes that good intentions will not be enough. Will he be able to deliver on his promises? Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Spanish language.) 2019.
DB107001 Ladrón de Esperanzas (Thief of Hopes)

Cochise: Jefe Apache (Cochise: Apache Chief)
DB106964 0 horas 21 minutos
por Larissa Phillips
leído por María Pino
Historia de la vida del jefe apache que dirigió a su pueblo contra las tropas españolas, mexicanas y estadounidenses en la década de 1860. Muchas de sus ofensivas se llevaron a cabo en represalia por los ataques a su familia y a su pueblo chiricahua. Traducido de la edición en inglés del 2004. Para grados 4-7 y lectores mayores.
(Life story of the Apache chief who led his people against Spanish, Mexican, and US troops in the 1860s. Many of his offensives were carried out in retribution for attacks on his family and his Chiricahuan people. For grades 4-7 and older readers. Spanish language.) 2004.
DB106964 Cochise: Jefe Apache (Cochise: Apache Chief)

Los Ingratos (The Ingrates)
DB107000 7 horas 6 minutos
por Pedro Simón
leído por varios narradores
David y su familia llegan a un pequeño pueblo español en 1975, en la época en la que nadie llevaba cinturón de seguridad ni tiraba la comida porque recordaban haber pasado hambre. Su nueva cuidadora, Emérita, enseña a David muchas cosas, a la vez que aprende de él. Sin calificación. Audiolibro comercial. Premio Primavera de Novela.
(David and his family arrive in a small Spanish town in 1975, back when no one wore seatbelts or threw food away, because they could remember having gone hungry. Their new nursemaid, Emérita, teaches David many things, while also learning from him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Primavera Novel Prize. Spanish language.) 2021.
DB107000 Los Ingratos (The Ingrates)

Virgenes y Mártires (Virgins and Martyrs)
DB106238 3 horas 52 minutos
por Ana Lydia Vega y Carmen Lugo Filippi
leído por Yopa Ponce
Colección de cuentos de dos conocidas autoras puertorriqueñas que explora el feminismo en una sociedad colonial. Ambientados en lugares (salones de belleza y cocinas), y abarcando temas (telenovelas y bodas), típicamente femeninos, estos cuentos utilizan la sátira para abordar una dolorosa realidad. Contiene algo de lenguaje ofensivo y algunas descripciones de índole sexual.
(Collection of stories by two well-known Puerto Rican authors that explores feminism in a colonial society. Set in locations (beauty salons and kitchens), and covering topics (soap operas and weddings) that are stereotypically feminine, these stories use satire to address a painful reality. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Spanish language.) 1980.
DB106238 Virgenes y Mártires (Virgins and Martyrs)

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)
Bon Appétit (10 issues)
Consumer Reports (12 issues)
Contemporary Sound Track: A Review of Pop, Jazz, Rock, and Country (6 issues)
Cricket [included in National Geographic Kids] (9 issues)
Discover (10 issues)
The Economist (51 issues)
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (6 issues)
Essence (6 issues)
Foreign Affairs (6 issues)
Good Housekeeping (12 issues)
Harper’s Bazaar Magazine (12 issues)
Harvard Women’s Health Watch (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)] (12 issues)
Horticulture (6 issues)
Humpty Dumpty (6 issues)
Jack and Jill (6 issues)
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (12 issues)
Kiplinger’s Retirement Report (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)
Piano Technicians Journal (12 issues)
Psychology Today (6 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 [includes NLS News (4 issues)] (6 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)

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