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Talking Book Topics September-October 2022

Volume 88, Number 5

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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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Table of Contents

In Brief

BBR to cease large-print publication at end of FY22

Due to the worldwide paper shortage and declining subscriber numbers, the September-October issue of Braille Book Review (BBR) will be the final issue available in large print. This will not affect production of other accessible versions of BBR. It will remain available in hardcopy braille, ebraille, and HTML.

  • To subscribe to BBR in hardcopy braille, contact your cooperating network library. A list of email addresses and phone numbers is available on the final pages of this publication. They may also be found at www.loc.gov/nls/findyourlibrary.
  • To view BBR in HTML, visit www.loc.gov/nls/bbr.
  • To subscribe to BBR in ebraille, visit BARD, the Braille and Audio Reading Download service, or BARD Mobile. If you do not already have a BARD account, visit www.loc.gov/nls/braille-audio-reading-materials/bard-access for instructions on how to sign up.
    • Once logged into the BARD website, select Braille Book Review (braille) in the drop-down menu Magazines by Title and then select Subscribe to Braille Book Review (braille). Individual issues can also be downloaded.
    • Once logged into the BARD Mobile app, select Get Books, then Browse Magazines, then Braille Magazines, then Braille Book Review (braille). If you are using the app visually, tap the + symbol at the top of the screen to subscribe. If you are using Voiceover, this button is labeled Subscribe.

The same supply chain issues have also affected Talking Book Topics (TBT), which ceased large-print publication after the January–February 2022 issue. TBT remains available in HTML and PDF at www.loc.gov/nls/tbt and in audio from BARD, BARD Mobile, or via by-mail magazine on cartridge subscription. An abridged version of TBT is also included in the braille edition of BBR.

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

NLS Collections Development staff have long written brief 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 to the process began with books acquired in May, and readers should expect to begin seeing them this fall. 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.

NLS seeks Kindle Fire users for BARD testing

NLS is working to develop an improved BARD Mobile app for the Kindle Fire and seeks patron volunteers to help test and provide feedback on experimental features and interfaces. All types of patrons are eligible, including low-vision users, multi-disabled users, digital braille readers, and VoiceView users.

Participating in beta testing requires no special technical expertise, only access to a Kindle Fire and familiarity with basic operation of the device. Supported Kindle Fire tablet device models include:

  • Fire 7 (2019 - KFMUWI, 2022 - KFQUWI),
  • Fire HD 8 (2018 - KFKAWI, 2020 - KFONWI)
  • Fire HD 10 (2019 - KFMAWI, 2021 – KFTRWI)
  • Fire HD 10 Plus (2021 - KFTRPWI)

Participants will be required to email feedback regularly to NLS. For more information, please contact Julia Kim ([email protected]) with “Kindle Fire pilot” in the subject line.

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 future information on upcoming 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.

COVID tests available by mail

The US government has expanded its available free COVID-19 tests to include a brand that is more accessible to people who are blind or have low vision. Using these tests requires a Bluetooth-enabled Smartphone. For more information and to obtain tests, visit https://acl.gov/covid19/tests-people-who-are-blind-or-have-low-vision or call 800-232-0233.

Free app for blind video conferencing users

A recently released free app, Can You See Me, helps blind and low-vision users determine whether they are centered in the view of their webcam before joining video conference meetings. The app works on computers running Windows 7 through Windows 11. For more information, visit https://canyouseeme.app External.

Envision App now free for everyone

Envision, an app that allows blind and low-vision users access text-based information and identify objects around them, is now free for all users. The app works on both iPhone and Android operating systems. For more information, visit www.letsenvision.com/blog/envision-app-now-free-for-everyone External.

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

Diablo Mesa: A Nora Kelly Novel
DB106918 11 hours 58 minutes
by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
read by Cynthia Farrell
Eccentric billionaire Lucas Tappan offers the Santa Fe Archaeological Institute a lot of money to conduct a careful, scientific excavation of the Roswell Incident site. Archaeologist Nora Kelly isn’t happy when she’s tasked with the job. But when she uncovers dead bodies, she calls Corrie Swanson for help. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB106918 Diablo Mesa: A Nora Kelly Novel

Classics

The Outsiders
DB106834 5 hours 11 minutes
by S.E. Hinton
read by various narrators
Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ponyboy, a fourteen-year-old greaser, tells what it is like to come from the wrong side of the tracks and to be bullied by their traditional, upper-middle-class enemy, the Socs. And then a tragedy occurs. Some violence. Commercial audiobook. For junior and senior high readers. 1967.
DB106834 The Outsiders

Fantasy

A Snake Falls to Earth
DB106018 10 hours 38 minutes
by Darcie Little Badger
read by various narrators
Nina, a Lipan Apache, lives in the real world and still believes in the old stories. Oli, a cottonmouth snake boy, lives in the Reflecting World. But a catastrophic event on Earth, and a strange sickness that befalls Oli’s best friend, drive their worlds together in ways they haven’t been in centuries. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB106018 A Snake Falls to Earth

The Keeper of Night
DB106416 12 hours 25 minutes
by Kylie Lee Baker
read by Rebecca Yeo
Ren has been collecting souls in the London streets for centuries. When her failure to control her abilities drives Ren out of London, she flees to the Japanese underworld to serve the Goddess of Death, only to learn that she must prove herself worthy here, too. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB106416 The Keeper of Night

Child of Light
DB107078 14 hours 29 minutes
by Terry Brooks
read by Jeremy Carlisle Parker
Human Auris has been trapped in a Goblin prison for years, with no memories of her past. She and her friends stage an escape, and Auris is rescued by a Fae named Harrow. When he seems to think she is Fae rather than human, Auris begins to question her origins. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107078 Child of Light

A Psalm of Storms and Silence
DB106374 14 hours 55 minutes
by Roseanne A. Brown
read by various narrators
As the fate of Sonande hangs on a single, horrifying choice, Princess Karina and Malik must decide between a power that could transform the world, or a love that could transform their lives. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB106374 A Psalm of Storms and Silence

A Song of Wraiths and Ruin
DB106418 12 hours 6 minutes
by Roseanne A. Brown
read by various narrators
For Malik, the Solstasia festival is a chance to escape his war-stricken home and start a new life. But when a vengeful spirit abducts his younger sister, Malik must strike a fatal deal. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2020.
DB106418 A Song of Wraiths and Ruin

Maker’s Curse: Book Four of Millennium’s Rule
DB105136 16 hours 27 minutes
by Trudi Canavan
read by Stephen Van Doren
In the final novel of the series, Rielle is now the restorer of worlds and Tyen is teaching new sorcerers, no longer a spy. When news surfaces of a threat unlike anything the worlds have ever faced, Rielle and Tyen must reunite to try to save humanity. Sequel to Successor’s Promise (DB90822). Some violence and some strong language. 2020.
DB105136 Maker’s Curse: Book Four of Millennium’s Rule

The Dark Archive: An Invisible Library Novel
DB105842 9 hours 40 minutes
by Genevieve Cogman
read by Kristin Allison
Time-travelling, dimension-jumping, Librarian-spy Irene faces a series of assassination attempts while training a young Fae. To protect herself, Irene must search for information in her own history and face an ancient foe. Sequel to The Secret Chapter (DB98547). Some violence. 2020.
DB105842 The Dark Archive: An Invisible Library Novel

Before Midnight
DB106897 5 hours 24 minutes
by Cameron Dokey
read by Lindsey Pierce
This reimagining of Cinderella answers many questions, such as: where was Cinderella’s father? Heartbroken when her mother died during childbirth, he can’t bear the sight of the baby. She is raised by their faithful housekeeper, until his new wife and daughters arrive without knowing about his daughter. For junior and senior high readers. 2007.
DB106897 Before Midnight

Golden
DB106898 6 hours 22 minutes
by Cameron Dokey
read by Elizabeth Rose
In this reimagining of Rapunzel’s story, her mother must give Rapunzel up to the sorceress with whom she made a deal. Sixteen years later, Rapunzel learns that the sorceress has another daughter who was cursed and who needs Rapunzel’s help. Will they work together to break the curse? For junior and senior high readers. 2006.
DB106898 Golden

Beyond the Veil: Vanished, Book Two
DB105611 5 hours 48 minutes
by B.B. Griffith
read by Dolly Lewis
The bell that holds power over death has been lost, threatening the balance of the world. Ben Dejooli, now known as the Walker, searches the land of the dead, while Caroline and Owen search the land of the living. They are not the only ones looking for the bell, though. Sequel to Follow the Crow: Vanished, Book One (DB105612). Violence and strong language. 2015.
DB105611 Beyond the Veil: Vanished, Book Two

Follow the Crow: Vanished, Book One
DB105612 7 hours 8 minutes
by B.B. Griffith
read by Dolly Lewis
Ben Dejooli’s sister Ana vanished without a trace six years ago. Since then crows have followed Ben, a Navajo cop. When Caroline Adams recognizes that the crows are trying to tell Ben something, they must work together to solve the mystery of Ana’s disappearance before another person vanishes. Violence and strong language. 2014.
DB105612 Follow the Crow: Vanished, Book One

A Spindle Splintered
DB107132 3 hours 23 minutes
by Alix E. Harrow
read by Amy Landon
An industrial accident left young Zinnia with a rare and fatal condition. Her best friend Charm is intent on making Zinnia’s potentially last birthday special with a full sleeping beauty experience, complete with a tower and a spinning wheel. But when Zinnia pricks her finger, something strange and unexpected happens. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107132 A Spindle Splintered

Beyond: The Founding of Valdemar, Book 1
DB105677 15 hours 24 minutes
by Mercedes Lackey
read by Terry Donnelly
Duke Kordas Valdemar seeks a way for his people to escape the Eastern Empire, since its militant leaders and dark mages have done nothing but exploit and harm the people of his duchy. As things grow dire, one of the Duke’s mages discovers a possible means to evacuate. Strong language. Bestseller. 2021.
DB105677 Beyond: The Founding of Valdemar, Book 1

In the Watchful City
DB105484 4 hours 5 minutes
by S. Qiouyi Lu
read by Kristin Allison
Anima, an extrasensory human, is in charge of keeping Ora’s citizens safe, in part through the living network of the Gleaming. But Anima’s boundaries expand when a stranger arrives with a cabinet of curiosities from around the world. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2021.
DB105484 In the Watchful City

House of Sky and Breath
DB107264 27 hours 45 minutes
by Sarah J. Maas
read by Elizabeth Evans
With the rebels chipping away at the Asteri’s power, the threat the rulers pose is growing. As Bryce, Hunt, and their friends get pulled into the rebels’ plans, the choice becomes clear: stay silent while others are oppressed, or fight for what’s right. Sequel to House of Earth and Blood (DB99138). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2022.
DB107264 House of Sky and Breath

A Song of Flight
DB107056 14 hours 48 minutes
by Juliet Marillier
read by various narrators
When news arrives at Swan Island that the prince of Dalriada has gone missing after an assault by both masked men and the sinister Crow Folk, Liobhan is eager to act. Meanwhile, her brother Brocc finds himself in dire trouble. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB107056 A Song of Flight

That Ain’t Witchcraft
DB106404 12 hours 26 minutes
by Seanan McGuire
read by Emily Bauer
After fleeing the Covenant of St. George, Annie is in debt to the crossroads and running for her life. To make matters worse, the crossroads in New Gravesend, Maine, want her to kill a man to fulfill her debt. Sequel to Tricks for Free (DB106405). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB106404 That Ain’t Witchcraft

Tricks for Free
DB106405 11 hours 52 minutes
by Seanan McGuire
read by Emily Bauer
With the Covenant on her tail and her family in danger, Antimony Price is on the run. She hides at the Lowryland amusement park, but the discovery of a dead man brings Annie to the attention of the secret cabal of magic users running Lowryland. Sequel to Magic for Nothing (DB87753). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
DB106405 Tricks for Free

When Sorrows Come
DB106350 12 hours 17 minutes
by Seanan McGuire
read by Mary Robinette Kowal
The Kingdom’s problems keep getting in the way of Toby’s wedding, so her friends and the High King ambush her with a court wedding. But will Toby be able to stop a plot to overthrow the High Throne without being late to her own wedding? Sequel to Killing Frost (DB101546). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106350 When Sorrows Come

Journey of the Spirit Man
DB106664 5 hours 31 minutes
by George Mendoza
read by Stephen Van Doren
After losing a race that he believed would lead him to great things, Michael runs from his fears, and unexpectedly passes through a magical gate into a bizarre world. As Michael passes through one inconceivable test after another, his self-delusion collides with hard truths. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2020.
DB106664 Journey of the Spirit Man

Gilded
DB105726 15 hours 36 minutes
by Marissa Meyer
read by Rebecca Soler
When one of Serilda’s outlandish tales draws the attention of the sinister Erlking and his undead hunters, she finds herself swept away into a grim world. In her desperation, Serilda unwittingly summons a mysterious boy to her aid. He agrees to help her for a price. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB105726 Gilded

The Ivory Key
DB107240 11 hours 22 minutes
by Akshaya Raman
read by various narrators
Since the murder of the maharani of Ashoka--the country that controls all magic--the relationships between the royal siblings have fractured. As Ashoka’s quarry runs out of magic, the only option left is to find fragments of an old map leading to an ivory key rumored to unlock the lost quarries of Ashoka--and all the siblings want a piece of it. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2022.
DB107240 The Ivory Key

The Queen’s Rising
DB106869 12 hours 53 minutes
by Rebecca Ross
read by Suzanne Elise Freeman
As her seventeenth summer solstice arrives, Brienna desires only two things: to master her passion--knowledge--and be chosen by a patron. Brienna reluctantly accepts a disgraced lord’s offer and learns of a dangerous plot to overthrow the royalty of a rival kingdom. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.
DB106869 The Queen’s Rising

General

The Book of Not
DB106916 10 hours 23 minutes
by Tsitsi Dangarembga
read by Chipo Chung
As Tambu begins secondary school, she is still reeling from the personal losses that war has inflicted upon her family. After graduating, she realizes that the political forces that threaten to destroy the fabric of her Zimbabwe community are outside the walls of the school as well. Sequel to Nervous Conditions (DB92815). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106916 The Book of Not

Eugénie Grandet
DB106919 7 hours 36 minutes
by Honoré de Balzac
read by Jonathan Fried
Félix Grandet, the embodiment of greed and domestic tyranny, destroys the romance of his daughter Eugénie with her cousin Charles, condemning her to a futile, joyless existence. Translated from the 1833 French edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1990.
DB106919 Eugénie Grandet

Talk to Me
DB107060 11 hours 25 minutes
by T.C. Boyle
read by Stacey Glemboski
When animal behaviorist Guy Schermerhorn demonstrates on a TV game show that he has taught Sam, his juvenile chimp, to speak in sign language, Aimee Villard, an undergraduate at Guy’s university, is so taken with the performance that she applies to become his assistant. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107060 Talk to Me

The Last House on the Street
DB106437 12 hours 13 minutes
by Diane Chamberlain
read by Susan Bennett
Two women, a generation apart, find themselves bound by tragedy and an unsolved, decades-old mystery. In 1965, Ellie chafes against the future planned for her and works to register Black votes in her North Carolina home town. In 2010, widow Kayla receives warnings not to move into her new home. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB106437 The Last House on the Street

The School for Good Mothers
DB106410 11 hours 58 minutes
by Jessamine Chan
read by Catherine Ho
Set in near-future America, the School for Good Mothers is a government-run reform program where bad mothers are retrained using robot children with artificial intelligence. Single-mother Frida Liu is turned in by a neighbor and must spend a year at the newly created institution to regain custody of her daughter. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB106410 The School for Good Mothers

The Lost Daughter
DB106409 5 hours 0 minutes
by Elena Ferrante
read by Hillary Huber
Leda takes a vacation alone for the first time in years after her two adult daughters leave home. She meets Nina, a young mother, on the beach. After Nina confides a dark secret, one seemingly trivial occurrence leads to events that could destroy Nina’s family. Translated from the 2006 Italian edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2008.
DB106409 The Lost Daughter

Olga Dies Dreaming
DB106303 11 hours 25 minutes
by Xochitl Gonzalez
read by various narrators
In 2017, Olga is wedding planner for Manhattan’s power brokers, while her brother Prieto is a popular congressman representing their gentrifying Latinx neighborhood in Brooklyn. Despite their alluring public lives, behind closed doors things are far less rosy--especially as their radical mother comes barreling back into their lives. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB106303 Olga Dies Dreaming

The Story of Grenville King: The Tour Series, Book 3
DB105837 8 hours 21 minutes
by Jean Grainger
read by Mare Trevathan
Conor O’Shea has had enough of driving and guiding tours of Ireland. So when an opportunity to renovate and run the magnificent but rundown Castle Dysert as a five-star resort presents itself, he grabs it, only to uncover the troubled past of the ancient stronghold. Some strong language. 2017.
DB105837 The Story of Grenville King: The Tour Series, Book 3

Mercy Street
DB107249 10 hours 40 minutes
by Jennifer Haigh
read by Stacey Glemboski
Claudia is a counselor at Mercy Street, a women’s clinic. She knows her work is important, but she is stressed by the daily antiabortion protests. Her stress relief comes from visits to her pot dealer, Timmy. Another of Timmy’s customers is Anthony, who has been taking pictures of women entering Mercy Street. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107249 Mercy Street

In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills
DB107265 11 hours 47 minutes
by Jennifer Haupt
read by Janina Edwards
In 1968, Lillian Carlson left Atlanta and opened a small orphanage in Rwanda. Three decades later, in New York City, Rachel Shepherd embarks on a journey to find the father who abandoned her as a young child, determined to solve the enigma of Henry Shepherd, a now-famous photographer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
DB107265 In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills

B-Careful: The B-More Careful Prequel
DB106914 7 hours 1 minute
by Shannon Holmes
read by L. Steven Taylor
It’s the beginning of the end for Netta, who lies in a coma, fighting for survival. Her life flashing before her eyes, Netta comes face to face with her own bad karma, as she tries to free herself from the streets once and for all. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB106914 B-Careful: The B-More Careful Prequel

A Life Intercepted
DB106913 10 hours 42 minutes
by Charles Martin
read by Kevin Stillwell
Twelve years ago, Matthew “the Rocket” Rising had it all. Married to his high school sweetheart, he was the number one NFL draft pick. But on the night of the draft, he plummeted from the pinnacle of esteem, falsely accused of a heinous crime. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.
DB106913 A Life Intercepted

Wildcat
DB106931 8 hours 21 minutes
by Amelia Morris
read by Chloe Dolandis
New mother, aspiring writer, and former shopgirl Leanne has lost her way. As she struggles with both her grief and the haze of motherhood, it also becomes clear that her best friend, the default queen of East Side Los Angeles Regina Mark, might not actually be a friend at all. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB106931 Wildcat

The Sound between the Notes
DB105599 11 hours 46 minutes
by Barbara Linn Probst
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Susannah’s career as a pianist has been on hold since her son was born. An adoptee who’s never forgiven her birth mother for not putting her first, Susannah vowed to put her own child first. Now, suddenly, she has a second chance to perform at an elite level. Strong language. 2021.
DB105599 The Sound between the Notes

The Unsinkable Greta James
DB107062 8 hours 18 minutes
by Jennifer E. Smith
read by Mae Whitman
After the sudden death of her mother, Greta James falls apart on stage, putting her music career in jeopardy. She reluctantly agrees to accompany her father Conrad on the Alaskan cruise her parents had booked to celebrate their fortieth anniversary. It could be their last chance to heal old wounds in the wake of shared loss. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107062 The Unsinkable Greta James

Invisible
DB106415 8 hours 39 minutes
by Danielle Steel
read by Michael Braun
As a child, Antonia Adams learned that the only way to feel safe is to be invisible. Her love of the movies turns into a summer job at a Hollywood studio. There, a famous British filmmaker notices her, and suddenly she can remain invisible no longer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB106415 Invisible

Rescued by the Love of a Real One
DB106392 4 hours 20 minutes
by Toy
read by various narrators
Michelle is a struggling single mother, getting little help from the father of her child. Working as a paramedic, she loves her job and her son. It only takes one call while on duty to change not only her outlook on things, but her life as a whole. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB106392 Rescued by the Love of a Real One

Historical Fiction

The Taster
DB107061 12 hours 1 minute
by V.S. Alexander
read by Carol Monda
In early 1943, Magda takes a civil service exam and is assigned to the Berghof, Hitler’s mountain retreat. Only after weeks of training does she learn her assignment: she will be one of several young women tasting the Führer’s food, offering herself in sacrifice to keep him from being poisoned. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
DB107061 The Taster

Violeta
DB106459 12 hours 1 minute
by Isabel Allende
read by Yareli Arizmendi
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. 2022.
DB106459 Violeta

Yonder
DB107157 8 hours 19 minutes
by Jabari Asim
read by various narrators
Cato and William meet at the Placid Hall plantation. Subject to the whims of their tyrannical and eccentric captor, Cannonball Greene, they never know what harm may befall them: inhumane physical toil in the plantation’s quarry by day, a beating by night, or the sale of a loved one at any moment. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107157 Yonder

The Temporary Gentleman
DB106850 7 hours 24 minutes
by Sebastian Barry
read by Gerard Doyle
Jack McNulty is a “temporary gentleman,” an Irishman whose commission in the British army in World War II was never permanent. In 1957, he is living in Ghana and writing the story of his life. The memory that weighs heaviest is his marriage to the beautiful Mai Kirwan. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.
DB106850 The Temporary Gentleman

Saving Savannah
DB106315 5 hours 39 minutes
by Tonya Bolden
read by Robin Eller
Savannah Riddle feels suffocated by her life as the daughter of an upper-class African American family in Washington, DC. Savannah’s life changes when she meets a working-class girl named Nella, who introduces her to the suffragette and socialist movements and to her politically active cousin Lloyd. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2020.
DB106315 Saving Savannah

The Password Is Courage
DB105689 10 hours 5 minutes
by John Castle
read by Bill Wallace
A fictionalized account of Sergeant-Major Charles Coward’s private war against the Nazis during World War II. Charles works as an amateur spy, sending vital information to England, escaping captivity nine times, supplying weapons, rescuing prisoners, and smuggling himself into Auschwitz to gather intelligence. Violence and strong language. 1954.
DB105689 The Password Is Courage

A Splendid Ruin
DB106635 13 hours 20 minutes
by Megan Chance
read by Carol Jacobanis
After her mother’s death in 1904, penniless May Kimble is summoned to San Francisco by an aunt she never knew existed. There she’s welcomed into the wealthy Sullivan family, but May soon senses that dark mysteries lurk in the shadows of the Sullivan mansion. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2021.
DB106635 A Splendid Ruin

The Postmistress of Paris
DB106008 13 hours 14 minutes
by Meg Waite Clayton
read by various narrators
For wealthy, beautiful Nanée, learning to fly is freedom. When German tanks roll into Paris, Nanée joins the resistance. Known as the Postmistress because she delivers information to those in hiding, Nanée uses her charms and skill to house the hunted and deliver them to safety. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106008 The Postmistress of Paris

Catching the Wind
DB106857 10 hours 28 minutes
by Melanie Dobson
read by Nancy Peterson
When they were children, Daniel Knight and Brigitte Berthold escaped the Gestapo agents who arrested both their parents. They survived a harrowing journey from Germany to England, only to be separated upon their arrival. Daniel vowed to find Brigitte, a promise he has fought to fulfill for more than seventy years. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.
DB106857 Catching the Wind

Booth
DB107075 13 hours 47 minutes
by Karen Joy Fowler
read by January LaVoy
During the nineteenth century, the Booths were one of the country’s leading theatrical families. But behind the curtains multiple scandals, family triumphs, and criminal disasters begin to take their toll, and the siblings of John Wilkes Booth
are left to reckon with the truth behind the destructively specious promise of an early prophecy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107075 Booth

Peach Blossom Spring
DB107173 14 hours 13 minutes
by Melissa Fu
read by Eugenia Low
China, 1938. As a young wife, Meilin’s future is bright. But with the Japanese army approaching, Meilin and her four-year-old son, Renshu, are forced to flee their home. Relying on little but their wits and a beautifully illustrated hand scroll, they must travel through a ravaged country, seeking refuge. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107173 Peach Blossom Spring

Electra: A Delphic Woman Novel
DB105843 10 hours 17 minutes
by Kerry Greenwood
read by Kristin Allison
The women of Troy are in terrible transition. Cassandra is King Agamemnon’s captive. Queen Clytemnestra has taken a lover who has thrown her own loyalties into question. And then there’s Electra, daughter of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon. What secret is she hiding? Violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1996.
DB105843 Electra: A Delphic Woman Novel

Beasts of a Little Land
DB106030 13 hours 32 minutes
by Juhea Kim
read by various narrators
Japanese-occupied Korea, 1917. Jade is sold by her family to Miss Silver’s courtesan school. When she befriends an orphan boy named JungHo, who scrapes together a living begging on the streets of Seoul, they form a deep friendship that impacts the next fifty years of their lives. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106030 Beasts of a Little Land

The Family
DB106431 9 hours 55 minutes
by Naomi Krupitsky
read by Marin Ireland
Sofia Colicchio is a free spirit. Antonia Russo is thoughtful, always observing. Best friends since birth, they live in the shadow of their fathers’ unspoken community: the Family. The disappearance of Antonia’s father drives a wedge between the girls as they come of age in the 1930s. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106431 The Family

African Town: Inspired by the True Story of the Last American Slave Ship
DB106657 7 hours 24 minutes
by Irene Latham and Charles Waters
read by various narrators
A novel in verse chronicling the story of the last Africans brought illegally to the United States on the Clotilda in 1860. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2022.
DB106657 African Town: Inspired by the True Story of the Last American Slave Ship

Circus of Wonders
DB107031 11 hours 42 minutes
by Elizabeth Macneal
read by Tuppence Middleton
When Jasper Jupiter’s Circus of Wonders
comes to a poor coastal town in 1860s England, the life of one young girl changes forever. Sold to the ringmaster as a “leopard girl” because of the birthmarks that cover her body, Nell is utterly devastated, but she grows close to the other performers. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107031 Circus of Wonders

The Poison Keeper
DB106517 15 hours 29 minutes
by Deborah Swift
read by Terry Donnelly
Naples, 1633. Giulia Tofana longs for more responsibility in her mother’s apothecary business, but Mamma has always been secretive about the hidden keys to her success. But after Mamma is arrested for the poisoning of the powerful Duke de Verdi, Giulia discovers the darker side of her trade. Some strong language. 2021.
DB106517 The Poison Keeper

A Hundred Suns
DB106435 13 hours 41 minutes
by Karin Tanabe
read by various narrators
In 1933, American Jessie Lesage accompanied her French husband Victor, an heir to the Michelin rubber fortune, to Vietnam. Jessie knows the vast plantations near Saigon are the key to the family’s prosperity, though they have recently been marred in scandal. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB106435 A Hundred Suns

Brigid of Kildare
DB106837 9 hours 39 minutes
by Heather Terrell
read by Terry Donnelly
Fifth-century Ireland. Brigid is Ireland’s first and only female priest and bishop. Followers flock to her Kildare abbey and scriptorium. Hearing accounts of Brigid’s power, the Church deems her a threat and sends Decius, a Roman priest, on a secret mission to collect proof of Brigid’s heresy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2009.
DB106837 Brigid of Kildare

The Books of Jacob
DB106615 35 hours 40 minutes
by Olga Tokarczuk
read by various narrators
In the mid-eighteenth century, as new ideas begin to sweep the Continent, a young Jew of mysterious origins arrives in a village in Poland. Before long, Jacob Frank traverses the Hapsburg and Ottoman empires with throngs of disciples in his thrall as he reinvents himself again and again. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB106615 The Books of Jacob

When Two Feathers Fell from the Sky
DB106026 13 hours 14 minutes
by Margaret Verble
read by Caroline Slaughter
Two Feathers, a young Cherokee horse-diver on loan to Glendale Park Zoo from a Wild West show, doesn’t fit easily into the highly segregated society of 1920s Nashville. When disaster strikes during one of Two’s shows, strange things start to happen at the park. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106026 When Two Feathers Fell from the Sky

Human Relationships

A Life without Water
DB106438 7 hours 44 minutes
by Marci Bolden
read by Tanya Eby
Carol Denman divorced her husband over twenty years ago and has never looked back. But on the day before their daughter’s thirtieth birthday, John barges back into Carol’s life with a request that threatens the fragile stability she has built. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB106438 A Life without Water

A Life without Flowers
DB107244 7 hours 25 minutes
by Marci Bolden
read by Tanya Eby
With the pain of her failed first marriage behind her, Carol is determined to mend her broken relationship with her mother. A road trip to face the past leads Carol’s mother, Judith, to unearth the seeds of past mistakes and deep resentments in ways neither of them would expect. Sequel to A Life without Water (DB106438). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB107244 A Life without Flowers

Bitter
DB106915 7 hours 13 minutes
by Akwaeke Emezi
read by Bahni Turpin
After a childhood in foster care, Bitter
is thrilled to have been chosen to attend Eucalyptus, a special school where she can focus on her painting, surrounded by other creative teens. But outside this haven, protests erupt in the streets. Pulled between old friendships, her artistic passion, and a new romance, Bitter
isn’t sure where she belongs--in the studio or in the streets. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2022.
DB106915 Bitter

Kayla’s Trick: The Tour Series, Book 6
DB106538 9 hours 33 minutes
by Jean Grainger
read by Gabriella Cavallero
When Conor’s dream for Castle Dysert is facing ruin by circumstances outside his control, he refuses to be beaten. Surely there must be a way to save everything they’ve worked so hard for? Then, as all hope seems lost, a solution presents itself in the form of a reality TV show. 2020.
DB106538 Kayla’s Trick: The Tour Series, Book 6

Glass
DB107145 7 hours 19 minutes
by Ellen Hopkins
read by Laura Flanagan
Eighteen-year-old Kristina is determined to manage her crystal meth addiction to take care of her newborn son, but when the pull of the drug becomes too strong, her greatest fears come true. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2007.
DB107145 Glass

Identical
DB107146 8 hours 45 minutes
by Ellen Hopkins
read by Laura Flanagan
Sixteen-year-old identical twin daughters of a district court judge and a candidate for the United States House of Representatives, Kaeleigh and Raeanne desperately struggle with secrets that have already torn them and their family apart. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2008.
DB107146 Identical

Impulse
DB107147 6 hours 51 minutes
by Ellen Hopkins
read by various narrators
Reno, Nevada. Three teens who meet at Aspen Springs psychiatric hospital after each has attempted suicide connect with each other in a way they never have with their parents or anyone else in their lives. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2007.
DB107147 Impulse

Tricks
DB107148 10 hours 13 minutes
by Ellen Hopkins
read by various narrators
Five troubled and desperate teenagers fall into prostitution as they search for freedom, safety, community, family, and love. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2009.
DB107148 Tricks

Take Me with You When You Go
DB105174 7 hours 39 minutes
by David Levithan and Jennifer Niven
read by various narrators
As things unravel at home for her brother Ezra, Bea navigates a new city to confront secrets about their past that will change the way they both think about their abusive family. Meanwhile, they must learn to trust themselves before they can find a way back to each other. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB105174 Take Me with You When You Go

Where I Belong
DB106419 7 hours 13 minutes
by Marcia Argueta Mickelson
read by Stacy Gonzalez
Guatemalan American high school senior Millie Vargas struggles to balance her family’s needs with her own ambitions, especially after her mother’s employer, a Senate candidate, uses Millie as a poster child for deserving immigrants. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB106419 Where I Belong

One Italian Summer
DB107174 6 hours 24 minutes
by Rebecca Serle
read by Lauren Graham
When Katy’s mother Carol dies, she is left reeling. They had planned a mother-daughter trip to Positano, Italy, and Katy decides to take the trip alone. As she explores the Amalfi Coast, she feels her mother’s spirit. And then Carol appears--in the flesh, healthy, and thirty years old. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2022.
DB107174 One Italian Summer

Not My Problem
DB105878 9 hours 42 minutes
by Ciara Smyth
read by Sarah-Jane Drummey
When Aideen, who has her own problems, sees her nemesis, overachiever Meabh, in a meltdown, she volunteers to help Meabh escape her problems. Then another student learns about their scheme, and things escalate into traded favors, ill-advised hijinks, and an unexpected chance at love. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB105878 Not My Problem

High Stakes
DB107263 7 hours 12 minutes
by Danielle Steel
read by Dan John Miller
Jane Addison has big dreams of owning her own company someday. At twenty-eight, she arrives in New York to start a job at Fletcher and Benson, a prestigious talent agency. There she joins a group of women all facing the challenges of balancing their families, their personal lives, and the high stakes of ambition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107263 High Stakes

The Path to Sunshine Cove
DB106868 8 hours 34 minutes
by RaeAnne Thayne
read by Vanessa Johansson
While Jess couldn’t wait to put the miles between her and Cape Sanctuary, her sister Rachel put down roots. But with the demands of her youngest child’s disability, Rachel’s marriage has begun to fray at the seams. She needs her sister now more than ever. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106868 The Path to Sunshine Cove

Mystery and Detective

Death of a Green-Eyed Monster: A Hamish Macbeth Murder Mystery
DB106838 6 hours 11 minutes
by M.C. Beaton and R.W. Green
read by Graeme Malcolm
When Sergeant Hamish Macbeth’s new constable--Dorothy McIver--reports for her first day of work, Hamish finds himself completely smitten by her. As they work together and get to know each other better, Hamish finally asks Dorothy to marry him. She says yes, but Hamish soon has another murder to solve. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB106838 Death of a Green-Eyed Monster: A Hamish Macbeth Murder Mystery

The Games Keeper: The Slim Hardy Mysteries, Book 3
DB105444 5 hours 51 minutes
by Jack Benton
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Private investigator John “Slim” Hardy is hired by enigmatic landowner Oliver Ozgood to uncover the identity of a blackmailer. As Slim digs into the case, the blackmailer identifies himself as Dennis Sharp, a former employee. But Sharp is dead--killed by Ozgood. Slim must uncover deadly secrets. Some violence and some strong language. 2019.
DB105444 The Games Keeper: The Slim Hardy Mysteries, Book 3

Keller’s Fedora
DB106508 2 hours 35 minutes
by Lawrence Block
read by Ray Foushee
Hit man Keller is happily retired and living under a new name when his former boss recruits him to take out the lover of a client’s wife. Keller’s boss doesn’t know who the lover is, so Keller must do some undercover detective work first. Strong language and some violence. 2016.
DB106508 Keller’s Fedora

A Moment of Wrong Thinking: A Matthew Scudder Story
DB106649 0 hours 45 minutes
by Lawrence Block
read by Joe Wilson
When Matthew Scudder is out with Elaine and friends for dinner, one of the women mentions a story she read about in the paper in which a man suddenly committed suicide. The story reminds Matthew of an early case he worked with his first partner, Vince Mahaffey. 2002.
DB106649 A Moment of Wrong Thinking: A Matthew Scudder Story

Boston Scream Murder
DB106535 8 hours 40 minutes
by Ginger Bolton
read by Laura Hatch
Bakery owner Emily Westhill’s Boston cream donuts, carved with a scream, are popular in Fallingbrook, Wisconsin, around Halloween. Local eccentric Rich Royalson makes a special order for his seventieth birthday. But when Emily finds his body while making the special delivery, she must find the killer. Some violence. 2020.
DB106535 Boston Scream Murder

Wild Irish Rose
DB107066 9 hours 30 minutes
by Rhys Bowen and Clare Broyles
read by Nicola Barber
Molly Murphy Sullivan is no longer a private detective, but she knows that she must help a young woman accused of murder. The murder happened on Ellis Island when Molly was there with friends, and the young woman is the spitting image of Molly. The circumstances remind Molly of her own arrival in the United States. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107066 Wild Irish Rose

Witcher Upper Christmas: A Magical Renovation Mystery, Book 4
DB106651 5 hours 37 minutes
by Amy Boyles
read by Lindsey Pierce
Home renovator and witch Clementine has been recruited to build the sets for Peachwood’s Christmas play. Clementine has a lot on her mind, between Rufus discovering her secret and someone stealing Peachwood’s Christmas spirit. She must find who is behind disturbing the peace and happiness of Christmas. 2020.
DB106651 Witcher Upper Christmas: A Magical Renovation Mystery, Book 4

A Plus One for Murder: A Friend for Hire Mystery
DB106308 8 hours 38 minutes
by Laura Bradford
read by Emily Ellet
Emma Westlake has always wanted to own her own business. When her travel planning job dies out, she creates a business of being a paid companion. When one of her clients tells her people want him dead, and then drops dead at an event, Emma must find the killer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106308 A Plus One for Murder: A Friend for Hire Mystery

Coyote Alibi: A Naomi Manymules Mystery
DB107036 8 hours 36 minutes
by J. Burges and D. Burges
read by Renee Dodd
Paralegal Naomi Manymules is out one night, walking along a lakeside cliff. She heads home after hearing loud echoes. The next morning, a lifelong friend is the prime suspect in the murder of her husband, who was found naked and dead at the lake. Naomi and her lawyer boss must uncover the real murderer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
DB107036 Coyote Alibi: A Naomi Manymules Mystery

In the Dog House
DB106942 6 hours 20 minutes
by V.M. Burns
read by Madison Vaughn
As Lilly is in the middle of divorcing her husband Albert, she impulsively adopts a toy poodle that she names after Agatha Christie, “Aggie” for short. But when Albert is found murdered, Lilly is suspect number one. She needs the help of her criminal defense attorney daughter and college best friend to help clear her name. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
DB106942 In the Dog House

The Plot Is Murder
DB106307 6 hours 50 minutes
by V.M. Burns
read by Kate Rudd
Samantha Washington is finally opening her heart’s dream of a mystery bookstore. While preparing for her first day, she begins writing a mystery of her own. But when real life imitates her story and a body is discovered in her backyard, Samantha must find the killer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.
DB106307 The Plot Is Murder

Miracle Cure
DB106530 15 hours 7 minutes
by Harlan Coben
read by Dwayne Glapion
TV journalist Sara Lowell and basketball player Michael Silverman are one of the country’s most telegenic and beloved couples. When Michael is diagnosed with a deadly disease, they search for a cure--especially as there is a serial killer hunting others diagnosed with it. Violence and strong language. 1991.
DB106530 Miracle Cure

Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead
DB106920 9 hours 22 minutes
by Elle Cosimano
read by Angela Dawe
Mystery writer Finlay Donovan prefers it when the only dead body she has to deal with in real life is that of her daughter’s pet goldfish. But when it comes out someone wants her ex-husband dead, Finlay must navigate the world of soccer mom hit women and the Russian mafia. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB106920 Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead

No Grater Crime: A Country Store Mystery
DB106595 8 hours 15 minutes
by Maddie Day
read by Laural Merlington
Robbie Jordan isn’t sure what to make of the weird incidents that started happening at her café and country store after meeting the wary owners of the new antique shop across the street. But when one of her customers dies from poisonous mushrooms, Robbie must find a killer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106595 No Grater Crime: A Country Store Mystery

A Forgotten Murder
DB107176 11 hours 43 minutes
by Jude Deveraux
read by Susan Bennett
Romance novelist Sara Medlar, her niece Kate, and their friend Jack are traveling to England for a change of scenery. Their destination is Oxley Manor, an estate-turned-hotel. It turns out that Sara has gathered a group of people to uncover what happened to a couple that went missing decades earlier and haven’t been heard from since. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB107176 A Forgotten Murder

A Justified Murder
DB107242 10 hours 33 minutes
by Jude Deveraux
read by Susan Bennett
After the events of A Willing Murder (DB92708), Sara Medlar, her niece Kate, and Jack Wyatt vow to stay away from murder. But when sweet Janet Beeson is found dead--having been shot, stabbed, and poisoned--the trio find themselves being confided in by the locals. The sheriff also turns to them for help. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB107242 A Justified Murder

Round the Fire Stories
DB106888 11 hours 55 minutes
by Arthur Conan Doyle
read by George Holmes
Collection of seventeen spooky and suspenseful tales, meant to be read around the fire on a winter’s night, by the creator of Sherlock Holmes. In the story “The Man with the Watches,” a dead body is found in a railway carriage with six pocket watches in his jacket. Some violence. 1908.
DB106888 Round the Fire Stories

Daisy Gumm Majesty Cozy Mysteries: Box Set #2; Books 4, 5, and 6
DB105008 26 hours 40 minutes
by Alice Duncan
read by Catherine Byers
Three novels featuring a 1920s spiritualist. In Hungry Spirits, Daisy forces herself to overcome her own prejudices to teach a cooking class for immigrant German ladies. But when a student goes missing, Daisy searches for her. Also includes Genteel Spirits and Ancient Spirits. Some strong language. 2013.
DB105008 Daisy Gumm Majesty Cozy Mysteries: Box Set #2; Books 4, 5, and 6

The Mitford Vanishing
DB106300 10 hours 5 minutes
by Jessica Fellowes
read by Rachel Atkins
Louisa Cannon, former lady’s maid and now a private detective, is enjoying life with her policeman husband, Guy Sullivan. They are surprised when they receive a call from Louisa’s former employer, Nancy Mitford, asking for help in finding her missing sister Jessica in civil war-ravaged Spain. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106300 The Mitford Vanishing

Gone by Midnight
DB106547 11 hours 11 minutes
by Candice Fox
read by Euan Morton
When Sara Farrow’s son goes missing from a locked room, she calls on Crimson Lake’s unlikeliest private investigators for help. Disgraced cop Ted Conkaffey and convicted killer Amanda Pharrell are at odds over the case, but they know time is short for the boy. Then, Ted’s daughter is endangered. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB106547 Gone by Midnight

The Bone House
DB106032 12 hours 1 minute
by Brian Freeman
read by Joe Barrett
Hilary Bradley is trying to prove her husband Mark innocent of murdering a teen girl. His case isn’t helped by past accusations of a torrid affair with a student. The only person who believes Hilary is quirky detective Cab Bolton. Dark secrets of the community are revealed. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.
DB106032 The Bone House

Like a Sister
DB107245 11 hours 48 minutes
by Kellye Garrett
read by Bahni Turpin
Lena Scott understands that everyone believes her half sister, reality TV star Desiree Pierce, died of an overdose. But she can’t believe that of the sister she hasn’t seen in years--especially in a location she always refused to go to. Lena is determined to uncover the truth, even if that means exposing dark family secrets. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107245 Like a Sister

As the Wicked Watch: The First Jordan Manning Novel
DB106425 12 hours 48 minutes
by Tamron Hall and T. Shawn
read by Susan Dalian
Jordan Manning leaves her Texas hometown, forensic science master’s degree in hand, to become a reporter in Chicago. She covers many murders of Black women, but the killing of fifteen-year-old Masey James makes her realize a serial killer is on the loose. She works to find justice. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106425 As the Wicked Watch: The First Jordan Manning Novel

This Sweet Sickness
DB107183 10 hours 9 minutes
by Patricia Highsmith
read by Tony Pasqualini
David Kelsey is a young scientist with an unyielding conviction that life will turn out all right, providing he fixes what he calls The Situation. The situation is that he is in love--and obsessed--with a married woman. He is prepared to win her over, no matter what it takes. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1960.
DB107183 This Sweet Sickness

A Line to Kill
DB106864 8 hours 52 minutes
by Anthony Horowitz
read by Rory Kinnear
Ex-Detective Inspector Daniel Hawthorne and his sidekick, author Anthony Horowitz, are invited to an exclusive literary festival on Alderney, an idyllic island off England’s south coast. When a local grandee is found dead under mysterious circumstances, Hawthorne and Horowitz must uncover the murderer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106864 A Line to Kill

The Goodbye Coast: A Philip Marlowe Novel
DB106842 12 hours 4 minutes
by Joe Ide
read by Vikas Adam
Private investigator Philip Marlowe accepts two missing-person cases against his better judgment. The first is the daughter of a faded, tyrannical Hollywood starlet. The second is a British child abducted by his father. His search for both is complicated by his own relationship with his father. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB106842 The Goodbye Coast: A Philip Marlowe Novel

The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
DB107080 9 hours 43 minutes
by Eva Jurczyk
read by Hannah Cabell
Liesl Weiss enjoys her work in the rare books department of a large university. But after her boss has a stroke and she’s put in charge, she discovers one of the collection’s most prized manuscripts is missing. Liesl tries to sound the alarm, but is told to keep quiet. When another colleague goes missing, Liesl must dig for the truth. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107080 The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections

Blood Country: A Claire Watkins Mystery
DB105937 9 hours 35 minutes
by Mary Logue
read by Jill Fox
When the elderly neighbor of widow and deputy sheriff Claire Watkins dies of a heart attack after being hit by a shovel, Claire is determined to find the attacker. Her investigation leads to a right-wing group. Meanwhile, her daughter may have witnessed her father’s murder. Violence and strong language. 1999.
DB105937 Blood Country: A Claire Watkins Mystery

A Different Dawn
DB106650 10 hours 47 minutes
by Isabella Maldonado
read by Gabriella Cavallero
FBI agent Nina Guerrera and her new team are assigned to the case of a family murdered while sleeping. They must determine if it’s tied to a case from four years ago and two thousand miles away. But the killer’s past may tie into Nina’s secret origins. Violence and strong language. 2021.
DB106650 A Different Dawn

Marked Man: A Joe Gunther Novel
DB106865 8 hours 26 minutes
by Archer Mayor
read by Tom Taylorson
When local philanthropist and millionaire Nathan Lyon died a year ago, no one questioned the cause of death as natural. But Joe Gunther and his Vermont Bureau of Investigation team have discovered that Nathan was really Nick Bianchi from Providence, Rhode Island, with mafia ties. Joe and his team must uncover who is murdering Nick’s family. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106865 Marked Man: A Joe Gunther Novel

Rizzio
DB107180 2 hours 21 minutes
by Denise Mina
read by Katie Leung
David Rizzio
serves as the private secretary to Mary, Queen of Scots. On the night of March 9, 1566, he is attending the queen when he is dragged from her chamber and brutally murdered by a party of assassins. Royal intrigue can be deadly. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107180 Rizzio

Death in the East
DB105178 11 hours 44 minutes
by Abir Mukherjee
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Seventeen years after Sam Wyndham vowed to find the killer of an old flame who was found brutally murdered in London, he encounters a man he thought long dead in Assam, India. Calling on his friend Sergeant Banerjee for help, Sam is convinced the man is seeking revenge. Violence and strong language. 2020.
DB105178 Death in the East

Someone Always Knows
DB106019 7 hours 8 minutes
by Marcia Muller
read by Laura Hicks
After losing their house in a fire, private investigator Sharon McCone and her husband and business partner Hy are finally settling into their new home and shared offices. But Sharon must deal with a client whose job holds secrets, and a shady colleague from Hy’s past reappears. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.
DB106019 Someone Always Knows

Splinters of Scarlet
DB107058 10 hours 46 minutes
by Emily Bain Murphy
read by Kat Rose-Martin
In nineteenth-century Copenhagen, an orphaned seamstress goes to work for a retired ballerina. She uses her magic to investigate her father’s mysterious death, which occurred while he worked for the same family years ago. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2020.
DB107058 Splinters of Scarlet

The House on Vesper Sands
DB106594 10 hours 23 minutes
by Paraic O’Donnell
read by Charles Armstrong
London, 1893. Gideon Bliss seeks shelter from the snow in a Soho church. Inside, he finds his one-time love at death’s door murmuring seeming nonsense before disappearing. In Mayfair, a seamstress prepares to jump. Her employer vanishes, even while society columnist Octavia Hillingdon watches. Octavia and Gideon must uncover secrets. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106594 The House on Vesper Sands

Pride, Prejudice, and Peril: A Jane Austen Tea Society Mystery
DB106309 10 hours 26 minutes
by Katie Oliver
read by Jennifer Jill Araya
Slightly peculiar English professor Phaedra Brighton specializes in all things Jane Austen. When she’s asked to work on a new reality TV show called Who Wants to Marry Mr. Darcy, she’s over the moon. But when her best friend Charlene’s husband is electrocuted, Phaedra must find the killer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106309 Pride, Prejudice, and Peril: A Jane Austen Tea Society Mystery

The Killing Bay: A Faroes Novel
DB106524 13 hours 46 minutes
by Chris Ould
read by George Holmes
A group of international activists has arrived on the Faroe Islands to stop the traditional whale hunts, angering the islanders. When a woman is found murdered after a confrontation, English Detective Inspector Jan Reyna and local detective Hjalti Hentze investigate. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.
DB106524 The Killing Bay: A Faroes Novel

Copp for Hire: A Joe Copp Thriller
DB106414 5 hours 42 minutes
by Don Pendleton
read by Gene Engene
Ex-cop Joe Copp is hired by a stripper to investigate a stalker. The only problem is that his client is killed by a hit-and-run driver before he can begin the investigation. Joe now has to find the killer before he becomes the next victim. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1987.
DB106414 Copp for Hire: A Joe Copp Thriller

The Maid
DB106298 9 hours 40 minutes
by Nita Prose
read by Lauren Ambrose
Twenty-five-year-old Molly Gray doesn’t interact well with the world and misses her gran who codified it for her. She has gotten a job as a hotel maid and revels in her orderly duties. When she discovers a dead body in a room, Molly must unravel the real killer’s identity. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2022.
DB106298 The Maid

The Silent Bullet: The Adventures of Craig Kennedy, Scientific Detective
DB102361 11 hours 20 minutes
by Arthur B. Reeve
read by Bill Delaney
Collection of twelve short stories featuring scientific detective Craig Kennedy and his sidekick, newspaperman Walter Jameson. In “The Seismograph Adventure,” Kennedy is requested to lend his talents to determining if the mysterious death of a young woman is due to natural causes, suicide, or murder. Violence. 1912.
DB102361 The Silent Bullet: The Adventures of Craig Kennedy, Scientific Detective

Citizen K-9
DB107226 5 hours 55 minutes
by David Rosenfelt
read by Fred Berman
K Team investigator Corey Douglas and his canine partner, German shepherd Simon Garfunkel, along with fellow investigator Laurie Collins, partner with the Paterson Police Department to work on cold cases. Their first case is one from Laurie’s past, when two friends disappeared from their tenth high school reunion. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107226 Citizen K-9

Bait and Witch
DB107259 9 hours 12 minutes
by Angela M. Sanders
read by Rebecca Mitchell
Josie Way left her beloved job at the Library of Congress after discovering corruption. Hiding out in Wilfred, Oregon, waiting for the case to go to court, she works as the town’s newest librarian. But the library is under threat of demolition, it turns out she is a witch, and she has discovered a body. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107259 Bait and Witch

The Violin Conspiracy
DB106851 12 hours 7 minutes
by Brendan Slocumb
read by various narrators
Ray McMillian has always known his dream of being a world-class violinist is a long shot due to his being Black and from North Carolina. But when his great-great-grandfather’s fiddle turns out to be a Stradivarius, he reaches for the stars. When it’s stolen on the eve of a competition, Ray must find his beloved Strad. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB106851 The Violin Conspiracy

Four Aunties and a Wedding
DB107262 10 hours 22 minutes
by Jesse Q. Sutanto
read by Risa Mei
Meddy, from Dial A for Aunties (DB103081), is preparing for her wedding to Nathan. She wants Ma and her aunties to relax for the wedding, so they compromise and hire another Chinese-Indonesian family-run company to provide all the services. But Meddy overhears the photographer planning a hit, and realizes the other family’s specialty is crime. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107262 Four Aunties and a Wedding

A Game of Fear: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery
DB107033 10 hours 18 minutes
by Charles Todd
read by Simon Vance
Inspector Ian Rutledge travels to the village of Walmer on Essex’s coast to interview Lady Benton, who claims to have witnessed a violent murder--but there’s no body. She also claims the murderer was Captain Nelson--who died during the war. Rutledge must uncover deep secrets, especially as tragedies begin happening. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107033 A Game of Fear: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery

Desolation Canyon
DB106429 7 hours 58 minutes
by P.J. Tracy
read by Abby Craden
LAPD detective Margaret Nolan struggles with grief after the death of her brother in Afghanistan as well as taking a life in the line of duty. While she and a colleague are out for cocktail on a day off, they discover the body of a well-known attorney. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106429 Desolation Canyon

Murder in Chianti
DB106846 9 hours 34 minutes
by Camilla Trinchieri
read by Angelo Di Loreto
After the loss of his wife, NYPD homicide detective Nico Doyle moves to her hometown of Gravigna in the wine region of Chianti. As he is finding his way, he hears a gunshot and a dog’s cry one morning. The local police enlist his specialized help to find the killer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB106846 Murder in Chianti

A Safe House
DB107181 6 hours 21 minutes
by Stuart Woods
read by Tony Roberts
Stone Barrington is looking forward to quiet time in New York City, but is then asked to transport top-secret cargo across the Atlantic. He plans to lie low, but a dangerous foe tracks him down, intent on payback. Stone does his best to hide and protect those closest to him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107181 A Safe House

The Julius Katz Collection
DB105595 10 hours 43 minutes
by Dave Zeltserman
read by Alec Volz
Collection of seven short stories, six of which were previously published, featuring the characters of Julius Katz and his sidekick Archie--a computer program with the personality of a hard-boiled PI. In the introductory story, Julius and Archie are hired to intervene in a family dispute. Some violence and some strong language. 2014.
DB105595 The Julius Katz Collection

Occult and Horror

Dead Silence
DB107261 12 hours 53 minutes
by S.A. Barnes
read by Lauren Ezzo
Investigating a strange distress signal, Claire Kovalik and her crew discover a luxury spaceliner that vanished 20 years prior, and they board the vessel to find words scrawled in blood, strange movements, and whispers in the dark. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107261 Dead Silence

The Queen of the Cicadas: La Reina de las Chicharras
DB105835 8 hours 10 minutes
by V. Castro
read by Gabriella Cavallero
When Belinda Montoya returns to Texas for a friend’s wedding, her fate becomes entwined with the urban legend of a murdered farmworker from Mexico who returns to the land of the living to exact her terrible revenge. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2021.
DB105835 The Queen of the Cicadas: La Reina de las Chicharras

Revelator
DB106314 11 hours 38 minutes
by Daryl Gregory
read by Reagan Boggs
In 1933, nine-year-old Stella, left in the care of her grandmother, Motty, wanders into a dark cavern where she encounters the family’s personal god, an entity known as the Ghostdaddy. Years later, Stella returns to her buried past and her family’s destructive faith. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106314 Revelator

Cackle
DB107077 10 hours 18 minutes
by Rachel Harrison
read by Dylan Moore
When she moves to a new town after being dumped by her longtime boyfriend, Annie seeks a fresh start. The charming Sophie takes an interest in Annie and teaches her how to take control of her life, but Annie is unsure why the townsfolk all seem to dislike Sophie so much. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107077 Cackle

The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, Volume 7
DB105621 31 hours 46 minutes
by Stephen Jones
read by Joe Wilson
Twenty-six creepy tales from 1995, with an introductory overview of the year in horror fiction writing and publishing. Authors in the collection include Jeff VanderMeer, Neil Gaiman, Paul J. McAuley, Graham Masterton, and more. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 1996.
DB105621 The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, Volume 7

The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, Volume 9
DB105622 18 hours 55 minutes
by Stephen Jones
read by Shawn Hertel
Nineteen terrifying tales from 1997, with an introductory overview of the year in horror fiction writing and publishing. Also includes “Necrology: 1997,” which lists writers, artists, and performers who contributed to the horror genre and died in 1997. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 1998.
DB105622 The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, Volume 9

Night Chills
DB105681 10 hours 57 minutes
by Dean Koontz
read by John Haag
A small town lies in the grip of a deadly contagion that causes people to commit unspeakable violent acts. A shadowy group uses a drug to unlock the human mind as a test for the ultimate control. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 1976.
DB105681 Night Chills

The Monarchs
DB107250 12 hours 27 minutes
by Kass Morgan and Danielle Paige
read by Sophie Amoss
Vivi’s studies in witchcraft take a deadly turn when she uncovers a new form of magic, one that has mysterious ties to Kappa Rho Nu’s past and the vengeful demon once tied to their talisman. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2022.
DB107250 The Monarchs

Silver Scream
DB105538 15 hours 46 minutes
by David J. Schow
read by Steven Carpenter
A collection of horror stories originally published in the 1980s featuring the bizarre lives and often brutal deaths of the men and women working in television and the movies. Includes an introduction by Tobe Hooper, the director of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2020.
DB105538 Silver Scream

Religious Themes

The Amish Quiltmaker’s Unruly In-Law
DB106933 9 hours 13 minutes
by Jennifer Beckstrand
read by Rebecca Mitchell
Mischievous and rebellious, young Ben Kiem is making the wrong kind of name for himself throughout the town of Byler. And even though his sister-in-law, Esther, somehow coaxes him into keeping company with sensible Linda Eicher, Ben can’t see anything they have in common. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106933 The Amish Quiltmaker’s Unruly In-Law

Not by Sight
DB107048 10 hours 58 minutes
by Kate Breslin
read by Justine Eyre
With Britain caught up in WWI, Jack Benningham has declared himself a conscientious objector. Instead, he secretly works for the Crown by tracking down German spies on British soil. Wealthy suffragette Grace Mabry hands a white feather of cowardice to Jack, setting off a dangerous chain of events. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
DB107048 Not by Sight

Into the Whirlwind
DB106863 11 hours 35 minutes
by Elizabeth Camden
read by Morgan Hallett
As owner of the 57th Illinois Watch Company, Mollie Knox’s future looks bright, until the night the legendary Great Chicago Fire of 1871 destroys her beloved city. With her world crumbling around her, Mollie will do whatever it takes to rebuild in the aftermath. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.
DB106863 Into the Whirlwind

Faith
DB107083 8 hours 16 minutes
by Lori Copeland
read by Holly Adams
With the matrimonial prospects in her little Michigan town virtually nonexistent, nineteen-year-old Faith, along with her two sisters, Hope and June, answers an ad for mail-order brides. Before she knows it, she’s on her way to Deliverance, Texas, to marry wealthy rancher Nicholas Shepherd. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1998.
DB107083 Faith

A Dance in Donegal
DB107079 9 hours 43 minutes
by Jennifer Deibel
read by Pilar Witherspoon
To fulfill her mother’s dying wish, Moira Doherty moves from Boston to the rolling green hills of 1921 Ireland to teach in a village school. She doesn’t expect to fall in love--or to uncover a scandalous family reputation her mother left behind years ago. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107079 A Dance in Donegal

A Piece of the Moon
DB106847 9 hours 8 minutes
by Chris Fabry
read by Chris Fabry
Eccentric millionaire Gideon Quidley received a divine revelation to hide his earthly treasure somewhere in the hills outside Emmaus, West Virginia. When treasure hunters descend upon the town, local radio broadcaster TD Lovett follows the story, until he also gets drawn into the search. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106847 A Piece of the Moon

A Christmas Courtship
DB107225 7 hours 25 minutes
by Shelley Shepard Gray
read by Tavia Gilbert
Atle Petersheim spends most of his time alone, at work in his woodshop. When his longtime crush, Sadie Mast, a widow and mother of three, asks him to help her build a room in their barn for her son, Atle can’t say no. Eager to pursue Sadie at last, he turns to bookmobile librarian Sarah Anne Miller for courting advice. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107225 A Christmas Courtship

Daughter of Cana: Jerusalem Road, Book One
DB106428 11 hours 35 minutes
by Angela Hunt
read by various narrators
Twins Thomas and Tasmin, hired to oversee a wedding feast in Cana, worry when the host runs out of wine. One of the guests, a teacher from Nazareth, miraculously turns water into wine, and Thomas decides to follow him. Tasmin trails the group, intending to bring her brother home. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB106428 Daughter of Cana: Jerusalem Road, Book One

The Shepherd’s Wife: Jerusalem Road, Book Two
DB107055 11 hours 19 minutes
by Angela Hunt
read by various narrators
When her husband is thrown into debtor’s prison, Pheodora--sister of Yeshua of Nazareth--pins her hopes on the birth of two spotless goats to sell for the upcoming Yom Kippur sacrifice so that she can provide for her daughters and survive. Sequel to Daughter of Cana (DB106428). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB107055 The Shepherd’s Wife: Jerusalem Road, Book Two

Provenance
DB107271 11 hours 21 minutes
by Carla Laureano
read by Erin Bennett
Los Angeles interior designer and former foster kid Kendall Green has an uncanny ability to uncover the provenance of any piece. But for all her success, skyrocketing costs have put her California home and her business in jeopardy. Then an unexpected inheritance in a tiny Colorado town provides a timely solution. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107271 Provenance

Sustaining Faith: When Hope Calls, Book Two
DB107166 11 hours 21 minutes
by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan
read by Nancy Peterson
With more children on their way from England who need caring homes, Lillian and Grace must use every ounce of gumption to keep their mission alive. But startling information about the past surfaces, and a new arrival comes via suspicious circumstances. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107166 Sustaining Faith: When Hope Calls, Book Two

Unyielding Hope: When Hope Calls, Book One
DB106930 10 hours 8 minutes
by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan
read by Nancy Peterson
In the early twentieth century, Lillian Walsh rushes to a reunion after discovering the sister she believed dead is likely alive. But Grace has dreams beyond anything Lillian imagines. Can Lillian set aside her own plans and join her sister in an adventure that will surely change them both? Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB106930 Unyielding Hope: When Hope Calls, Book One

Hearts Awakening
DB106514 9 hours 31 minutes
by Delia Parr
read by Erin Jones
With no means to support herself, Ellie Kilmer agrees to work as a housekeeper for the young widower. But Jackson Smith quickly realizes that Ellie’s presence may solve his own problems--both the rearing of his young boys and the scandal that surrounds his first marriage. 2010.
DB106514 Hearts Awakening

Forever My Own: Ladies of the Lake
DB106940 9 hours 45 minutes
by Tracie Peterson
read by Stephanie Cozart
Minnesota, 1871. While caring for her grandmother, Kirstin encounters the brother she long thought dead. In shock, she volunteers to care for her brother’s injured friend, Ilian. As Ilian recovers, an attraction sparks between them, but both are dealing with problems that have no easy answers. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106940 Forever My Own: Ladies of the Lake

The Trouble with Love: Faith & Fortune, Book 1
DB105488 6 hours 6 minutes
by Toni Shiloh
read by Adrean Rivers
Holiday Brown is a pop star with a platinum record and a gorgeous Manhattan apartment that she shares with her two best friends. When her roommate’s brother, Emmett, comes to stay in the guest room while his house gets renovated, he challenges her to look at life through a lens of faith. 2020.
DB105488 The Trouble with Love: Faith & Fortune, Book 1

Storing Up Trouble
DB106022 11 hours 12 minutes
by Jen Turano
read by Andrea Emmes
When Beatrix Waterbury’s train is disrupted by a heist, scientist Norman Nesbit comes to her aid. After another encounter, he is swept up in the havoc she always seems to attract and discovers the curious way feelings can grow between two very different people. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB106022 Storing Up Trouble

Just Let Go
DB107241 12 hours 6 minutes
by Courtney Walsh
read by Nina Alvamar
Quinn has finally achieved her dream of owning a flower shop. But she’s soon over her head as she begins some much-needed renovations. When bad-boy Olympic skier Grady Benson gets into legal trouble, Quinn becomes his community service project. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
DB107241 Just Let Go

Romance

The Match
DB105446 9 hours 43 minutes
by Sarah Adams
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Evie works for Southern Service Paws, an organization in Charleston, South Carolina, that matches service animals with clients. She meets single-dad Jake, who is thinking about getting a dog for his ten-year-old daughter, Sam, who was just diagnosed with epilepsy. 2020.
DB105446 The Match

Here’s to Us
DB106450 10 hours 12 minutes
by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera
read by various narrators
Ex-lovers Ben and Arthur are trying to shake off the past, but they keep running into each other in the present. Is this the universe trying to tell them there’s a do-over in their future? Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB106450 Here’s to Us

Maple Leaf Harvest: A Mystic Creek Novel
DB105688 12 hours 13 minutes
by Catherine Anderson
read by Laura Hatch
Seeking refuge in Mystic Creek, Oregon, Lane Driscoll discovers, with the help of the town psychologist, that she has a twin sister who may be in danger. As they race against time to find her, romance blossoms between them. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2021.
DB105688 Maple Leaf Harvest: A Mystic Creek Novel

Hook, Line, and Sinker
DB107165 10 hours 13 minutes
by Tessa Bailey
read by Lauren Sweet
King crab fisherman Fox Thornton has a reputation as a sexy, carefree flirt. Production assistant Hannah Bellinger seems immune to his charm and looks. Since the pair are just friends, there’s no harm in Hannah staying in Fox’s spare room while she’s in town scouting locations. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107165 Hook, Line, and Sinker

Head Start
DB106434 9 hours 53 minutes
by Freya Barker
read by various narrators
Junior member of the GFI team Neil James has been trying unsuccessfully for over a year to get closer to the slightly older physical therapist, Kendra Smith. Now that she might be in danger after going on a disastrous blind date, he’s determined to win her trust. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.
DB106434 Head Start

The Wildest Ride
DB107068 13 hours 50 minutes
by Marcella Bell
read by Carmen Jewel Jones
At thirty-six, undefeated rodeo champion AJ Garza is supposed to be retiring, not chasing after an all-new closed-circuit rodeo tour with a million-dollar prize. Enter Lilian Sorrow Island. She’s not about to let AJ steal the prize that’ll save her ranch. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107068 The Wildest Ride

Fireworks
DB107231 10 hours 2 minutes
by Sarina Bowen
read by various narrators
After an on-air incident, broadcaster Skye Copeland has no choice but to take an assignment in her least favorite place: Vermont. Once there, she learns her stepsister is on the run from a violent drug dealer. And the cop on the case is none other than Benito Rossi, the man who broke her teenage heart. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
DB107231 Fireworks

Here There Be Monsters: A Novella of the Iron Seas
DB106832 3 hours 49 minutes
by Meljean Brook
read by Faye Adele
Two years ago, desperate to flee London, Ivy purchased her overseas passage by agreeing to spend the voyage in the bed of the pirate captain, Mad Machen. Saved at the last minute by his rival, Ivy scraped out a new life in Fool’s Cove--until Mad Machen finds her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2010.
DB106832 Here There Be Monsters: A Novella of the Iron Seas

Happily Ever Afters
DB106862 10 hours 22 minutes
by Elise Bryant
read by Jordan Cobb
Accepted into the creative writing program of a prestigious art school, Tessa’s excited to let her stories shine. But when she goes to her first workshop, the words are just gone. Fortunately, her best friend has a solution: Tessa just needs to find some inspiration in a real-life love story of her own. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB106862 Happily Ever Afters

Lost Lords of London, Books 1-3
DB105026 41 hours 29 minutes
by Christi Caldwell
read by various narrators
Three historical romances. In Bed with the Earl has an intrepid female reporter finding the missing heir to an earl in the sewers of London. Also includes In the Dark with the Duke and Undressed with the Marquess. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2020.
DB105026 Lost Lords of London, Books 1-3

The Cornerstone: The Walsh Series, Book Four
DB106528 15 hours 56 minutes
by Kate Canterbary
read by Elizabeth Rose
When control freak Shannon Walsh hooks up with Navy SEAL Will Halsted at a family wedding, she swears it is a onetime thing and no one in her family needs to know. But Will keeps coming back, determined to break down Shannon’s walls. Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2015.
DB106528 The Cornerstone: The Walsh Series, Book Four

The Suite Spot
DB107172 7 hours 46 minutes
by Trish Doller
read by Sarah Naughton
Single mom Rachel Beck loves her job at a Miami Beach luxury hotel--until she’s fired for something she didn’t do. On impulse, Rachel inquires about a position at a brewery hotel on a tiny island in Lake Erie. When she’s offered the job, not even the grumpy voice on the line can dissuade her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107172 The Suite Spot

How Not to Fall in Love
DB106548 9 hours 19 minutes
by Jacqueline Firkins
read by Brittany Wilkerson
After years of watching squabbles break out over wedding plans in her mother’s wedding dress shop, Harper thinks romance is simply a marketing tool--until her efforts to teach her theory to a hopeless romantic backfire. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB106548 How Not to Fall in Love

The Love Con
DB106384 9 hours 39 minutes
by Seressia Glass
read by Zenzi Williams
African American cosplayer Kenya dreams of turning her hobby into a career, so she’s thrilled to be a contestant on a cosplay reality show. She needs a partner for the final challenge, so her best friend Cameron agrees to pretend to be her boyfriend to help her win. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106384 The Love Con

Destiny’s Tarot
DB107032 6 hours 41 minutes
by Thea Harrison
read by Sophie Eastlake
Two novellas in the world of the Elder Races. In Devil’s Gate, the niece of a Wyr coroner runs off to a lawless town. In Hunter’s Season, a woman joins the Queen’s guard and falls for the Royal Chancellor. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.
DB107032 Destiny’s Tarot

Stuck with You
DB107059 3 hours 25 minutes
by Ali Hazelwood
read by Meg Sylvan
Logically, Sadie knows that civil engineers are supposed to build bridges. However, as a woman of STEM she also understands that variables can change, and when you are stuck for hours in a tiny New York elevator with the man who broke your heart, you earn the right to burn that brawny, blond bridge to the ground. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107059 Stuck with You

A Girl like Her
DB107233 7 hours 57 minutes
by Talia Hibbert
read by Rupert Channing
In Ruth Kabbah’s world, comic books are king, silence is golden, and human contact is a pesky distraction. She doesn’t like people, which works out just fine because the people in this small town don’t like her. The exception to that rule is Evan Miller, her way-too-charming next-door neighbor. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
DB107233 A Girl like Her

The League of Gentlewomen Witches
DB107171 10 hours 34 minutes
by India Holton
read by Elizabeth Knowelden
When the long-lost amulet of Black Beryl is discovered, it is up to Miss Charlotte Pettifer, as future leader of the League of Gentlewomen Witches, to make sure the powerful talisman does not fall into the wrong hands. Therefore, it is most unfortunate when she crosses paths with pirate Alex O’Riley. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107171 The League of Gentlewomen Witches

Dare Island, Books 4-5
DB105005 25 hours 54 minutes
by Virginia Kantra
read by Carol Jacobanis
Two novels and a novella, set on North Carolina’s Outer Banks and written between 2014 and 2016. In Carolina Blues, Dare Island’s new police chief falls in love. Also includes the novella Carolina Heart and the novel Carolina Dreaming. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.
DB105005 Dare Island, Books 4-5

By Any Other Name
DB107076 7 hours 33 minutes
by Lauren Kate
read by Brittany Pressley
With a successful career as a romance editor and an engagement to a man who checks all her boxes, Lanie is killing it. Then she’s given the opportunity of a lifetime: to work with world-renowned author Noa Callaway. All Lanie has to do is cure Noa’s writer’s block. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107076 By Any Other Name

Love & Other Disasters
DB106391 10 hours 41 minutes
by Anita Kelly
read by Lindsey Dorcus
As the first openly nonbinary competitor on America’s favorite cooking competition, London Parker has enough on their mind without worrying about the klutzy competitor stationed in front of them. But Dahlia Woodson proves hard to resist. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB106391 Love & Other Disasters

Love and Lavender: A Mayfield Family Romance
DB106631 11 hours 29 minutes
by Josi S. Kilpack
read by Terry Donnelly
Hazel Stillman was born with a clubfoot, and knows her disability means a marriage is unlikely. She is content to be working as a teacher in an elite private girls’ school, until her uncle, Elliott Mayfield, presents her with the prospect of a substantial inheritance if she marries. 2021.
DB106631 Love and Lavender: A Mayfield Family Romance

Chasing Her Fire: Bailey Brothers, Book 5
DB106536 13 hours 15 minutes
by Claire Kingsley
read by Mary March
Firefighter Logan Bailey just did the unthinkable and slept with his nemesis, Cara Goulding. Cara is determined to pretend it never happened, but that’s going to be hard in a town as small as Tilikum. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2021.
DB106536 Chasing Her Fire: Bailey Brothers, Book 5

Reckless Miles: The Miles Family, Book Three
DB105182 9 hours 4 minutes
by Claire Kingsley
read by Lindsey Pierce
After getting left at the altar, Amelia Hale wanders into a bar in her wedding dress. She meets Cooper Miles, who offers her a place to get away from her family and friends, and some no-strings fun to take her mind off her troubles. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.
DB105182 Reckless Miles: The Miles Family, Book Three

Ever After Always: Bergman Brothers #3
DB107230 10 hours 20 minutes
by Chloe Liese
read by various narrators
Freya and Aiden have been together for more than a decade, but when Freya becomes tired of their growing distance, she fears her marriage is over. The timing isn’t great, because the couple has to accompany their whole family on an island vacation to celebrate the anniversary of Freya’s parents. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107230 Ever After Always: Bergman Brothers #3

Pumpkin
DB106010 7 hours 22 minutes
by Julie Murphy
read by Chad Burris
Waylon is an overweight, openly gay boy stuck in a small Texas town. After his audition tape for a drag show accidentally goes public and someone nominates him for prom queen as a joke, Waylon decides to run--especially since he has a crush on a prom king nominee. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB106010 Pumpkin

Mr. Wrong Number
DB107268 8 hours 29 minutes
by Lynn Painter
read by various narrators
Olivia Marshall’s latest run of bad luck forces her to move in with Colin Beck, her brother’s best friend. But when a text from a random wrong number turns into the hottest, most entertaining--albeit anonymous--relationship of her life, she thinks her luck might have changed. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107268 Mr. Wrong Number

Say Goodbye
DB106016 20 hours 19 minutes
by Karen Rose
read by Joel Froomkin
When two new members of the Pacific Northwest cult known as Eden send out a cry for help, it reaches FBI Special Agent Tom Hunter, whose friend and fellow FBI Special Agent Gideon Reynolds and his sister, Mercy, are themselves escapees of the Eden cult. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106016 Say Goodbye

Mister Bodyguard: The Morgan Brothers, Book Four
DB105435 14 hours 10 minutes
by Lauren Rowe
read by Dwayne Glapion
Zander Shaw’s girlfriend just broke up with him and he’s looking for a fresh start. When he gets the opportunity to be a bodyguard, he jumps on it. He doesn’t expect his new client to be pop star Aloha Carmichael. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.
DB105435 Mister Bodyguard: The Morgan Brothers, Book Four

Highland Wolf
DB107164 10 hours 33 minutes
by Lynsay Sands
read by William Macleod
They call him the Wolf--a mercenary whose prowess in battle is known throughout the Highlands. But the Wolf is also Claray’s betrothed. Thought to have been killed as a child, he’s been in hiding for years. Now he’s determined to rebuild his home, reclaim his birthright, and honor his marriage contract to Claray. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107164 Highland Wolf

Riley Thorn and the Corpse in the Closet
DB105307 11 hours 1 minute
by Lucy Score
read by Eva Wilhelm
Riley Thorn’s disapproving grandmother arrives in town, determined to force Riley to take her psychic gifts more seriously. But Riley is already using her talents to help her private-eye boyfriend Nick and the police solve crimes. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2021.
DB105307 Riley Thorn and the Corpse in the Closet

You Can Go Your Own Way
DB106932 8 hours 46 minutes
by Eric Smith
read by various narrators
Rivals on social media, Adam and Whitney find themselves trapped in an arcade during a snowstorm, and the tension between them seems to melt away, leaving something else in its place. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB106932 You Can Go Your Own Way

You’ve Reached Sam
DB106853 9 hours 42 minutes
by Dustin Thao
read by Soneela Nankani
Devastated after the death of her boyfriend Sam, Julie tries to erase him from her life--and fails. One day, Julie calls his cell phone expecting to hear his voicemail, but Sam answers. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB106853 You’ve Reached Sam

A Thorn in the Saddle
DB107168 10 hours 5 minutes
by Rebekah Weatherspoon
read by Elle Cleviden
African American ranch owner Jesse Pleasant has a well-deserved reputation for being bad-tempered, blowing up at Lily-Grace LeRoux’s father when he finds the man is necking with Jesse’s grandmother. But from that rocky start, Lily warms to Jesse after she sees he has a softer side. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107168 A Thorn in the Saddle

Loveboat Reunion
DB107246 11 hours 35 minutes
by Abigail Hing Wen
read by Emily Woo Zeller
After their disastrous summer in Taipei, Sophie Ha and Xavier Yeh must come together once more to help each other pursue the futures they want. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2022.
DB107246 Loveboat Reunion

Science Fiction

Strange Dogs: An Expanse Novella
DB106911 2 hours 32 minutes
by James S.A. Corey
read by Jefferson Mays
Cara and her family venture through the gates as scientists and researchers like so many others in order to carve out a new life and uncover the possibilities of unexplored alien worlds. However, when soldiers follow, Cara makes a life-altering discovery. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.
DB106911 Strange Dogs: An Expanse Novella

Bloodhype
DB106534 8 hours 37 minutes
by Alan Dean Foster
read by Shawn Hertel
Addiction to a drug that causes an excruciating slow death has swept through the galaxy, and there is no known antidote. As the drug wreaks havoc, it’s up to Flinx to find a solution. Sequel to Running from the Deity (DB106489). Some violence. 1973.
DB106534 Bloodhype

The End of the Matter
DB106505 7 hours 57 minutes
by Alan Dean Foster
read by Jack Fox
Flinx, Pip, and the alien Ab set out for the planet Alaspin in hopes of learning more about Flinx’s mysterious past and his strange powers. In the midst of his search, Flinx must face a deadly assassin squad with a contract to kill him. Sequel to Orphan Star (DB106531). Some violence. 1977.
DB106505 The End of the Matter

Flinx’s Folly: A Pip & Flinx Novel
DB106537 7 hours 50 minutes
by Alan Dean Foster
read by Shawn Hertel
While dodging yet another assassination attempt, Flinx is enlisted to fight a monstrous evil hidden behind the Great Emptiness. He confides his worries to former flame Clarity Held and finds his current troubles draw her closer. Sequel to Reunion (DB106511). Some violence. 2003.
DB106537 Flinx’s Folly: A Pip & Flinx Novel

Mid-Flinx
DB106509 12 hours 22 minutes
by Alan Dean Foster
read by Andy Pyle
Flinx and Pip must go on the run when a rich man sets out to kidnap the minidrag for his personal zoo. Flying through uncharted space, they land on a deadly jungle planet called Midworld and face even more dangers. Sequel to Flinx in Flux (DB106507). Some violence. 1995.
DB106509 Mid-Flinx

Orphan Star
DB106531 8 hours 35 minutes
by Alan Dean Foster
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Though he has never known the parents that abandoned him, Flinx has inherited extraordinary mental powers from them. This gift, which comes with its own troubles, motivates Flinx to journey in search of the truth of his heritage. Sequel to The Tar-aiym Krang (DB106480). Some violence. 1977.
DB106531 Orphan Star

Reunion: A Pip & Flinx Novel
DB106511 11 hours 54 minutes
by Alan Dean Foster
read by Ray Foushee
Flinx sneaks into a top-secret installation on Earth to uncover classified information about the Meliorare Society. As one of the only experiment subjects to survive this sect of renegade eugenicists, Flinx is determined to learn more about his past and his powers. Sequel to Mid-Flinx (DB106509). Some violence. 2001.
DB106511 Reunion: A Pip & Flinx Novel

Tuf Voyaging
DB105489 14 hours 50 minutes
by George R.R. Martin
read by Stephen Van Doren
Haviland Tuf, one of the few honest space-traders, has become the owner of the last working seedship, which holds cellular material for creatures from all over the universe. He begins to tackle the many problems created by human settlers of far-flung worlds. Strong language and some violence. 2003.
DB105489 Tuf Voyaging

The Kingdoms
DB105679 15 hours 55 minutes
by Natasha Pulley
read by J.P. Linton
In a version of history where the French won the Battle of Trafalgar and made slaves of the British population, amnesiac Joe Tournier follows clues to learn more of his identity. While tracking down the origins of a mysterious postcard, Joe accidentally travels back in time. Strong language and some violence. 2021.
DB105679 The Kingdoms

Sorrowland
DB106020 12 hours 4 minutes
by Rivers Solomon
read by Karen Chilton
Desperate to escape the strict religious compound where she lives, pregnant Vern flees to birth and raise her twins in the wilderness. When she is forced to fight back against the influences of her old life, her body undergoes a strange metamorphosis. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106020 Sorrowland

One Day All This Will Be Yours
DB106628 4 hours 22 minutes
by Adrian Tchaikovsky
read by George Holmes
In the aftermath of the Causality War, an unnamed man finds a peaceful spot in time and resolves to defend it against any and all intruders to prevent future time wars. His peace is disturbed when travelers appear from the one place he never expected--the future. Some violence and some strong language. 2021.
DB106628 One Day All This Will Be Yours

Short Stories

After the Sun
DB107070 4 hours 23 minutes
by Jonas Eika
read by various narrators
The short stories in this collection probe the tender places where human longings push through the cracks of a breaking world. The collapse of a love triangle in London leads to a dangerous, hypnotic addiction. In the Nevada desert, a grieving man tries to merge with an unearthly machine. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107070 After the Sun

The Souvenir Museum: Stories
DB107134 7 hours 42 minutes
by Elizabeth McCracken
read by Kate Reading
A collection of short stories in which the bonds of family are tested, transformed, fractured, and fortified. A widower and his adult son ferry to a Scottish island in search of puffins. An actress who plays a children’s game-show villainess ushers in the New Year with her deadbeat half brother. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107134 The Souvenir Museum: Stories

Variations on the Body
DB106005 4 hours 29 minutes
by María Ospina
read by Gabriella Cavallero
This collection of six interconnected stories explores the obsessions, desires, and idiosyncrasies of women and girls in Colombian society. A former guerrilla fighter adjusts to urban life. A woman looks for someone to care for. A young girl exacts revenge on her nanny. Translated from the 2017 Spanish edition. Some strong language. 2021.
DB106005 Variations on the Body

American Estrangement: Stories
DB107072 4 hours 37 minutes
by Saïd Sayrafiezadeh
read by various narrators
This collection of short stories is full of emotionally bruised characters. These are people contending with internal struggles--a son’s fractured relationship with his father, the death of a mother, the loss of a job, drug addiction--even as they are battered by the larger economic and political forces of American society. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107072 American Estrangement: Stories

Spies and Espionage

Dragonfire: An Alex Hawke Novel
DB106839 13 hours 2 minutes
by Ted Bell
read by Simon Vance
Alex Hawke’s recovery from serious injuries is interrupted by a call from the Queen after her grandson disappears in the Bahamas. He was last seen at an exclusive nightclub owned by two nefarious brothers. Sequel to Overkill (DB101783). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB106839 Dragonfire: An Alex Hawke Novel

Never
DB106301 24 hours 0 minutes
by Ken Follett
read by January LaVoy
A shrinking oasis, stolen Army drone, uninhabited Japanese island, and secret stash of deadly chemicals all play roles in an escalating crisis. Meanwhile, a young intelligence officer, a spy undercover with jihadists, a Chinese spymaster, and a politician struggle to prevent the outbreak of world war. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106301 Never

The Russian Key
DB105846 6 hours 56 minutes
by Jeri Laber
read by Mare Trevathan
Young CIA agent Kate Landau is recruited to go undercover and investigate a KGB officer posing as a UN diplomat. Upon encountering him, she recognizes him from her years in Moscow, and the two strike up a dangerous affair. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2021.
DB105846 The Russian Key

Suspense

Darling
DB106859 6 hours 48 minutes
by K. Ancrum
read by Angel Pean
In a modern reimagining of “Peter Pan,” Wendy Darling
meets Peter and Tink on her first night in Chicago, where they run through the city’s underground. Wendy feels something is amiss after she meets the lost boys that Peter watches over and the frightening Detective Hook. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB106859 Darling

Slow Train: The Slim Hardy Mysteries, Book 4
DB105836 5 hours 26 minutes
by Jack Benton
read by Lindsey Pierce
Private investigator Slim Hardy is asked to investigate a forty-two-year-old mystery of a missing woman. Nurse Jennifer Evans intended to walk home in a blizzard after her train was delayed, but never showed. The only clue is a photograph of footsteps showing someone fleeing for their life. Some violence and some strong language. 2019.
DB105836 Slow Train: The Slim Hardy Mysteries, Book 4

Saving Noah
DB106015 6 hours 30 minutes
by Lucinda Berry
read by Carrington MacDuffie
Noah is a small-town star everyone believes is destined for great things--until the day he confesses to molesting little girls during swim practice. His mother Adrianne refuses to turn her back on him, even though her marriage is threatened. Her will to protect her son is tested. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.
DB106015 Saving Noah

The Secrets of Us
DB105447 9 hours 25 minutes
by Lucinda Berry
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Foster sisters Krystal and Nichole have always had each other’s back. When Nichole is committed to a psychiatric hospital after trying to kill her husband, Krystal drops everything to defend her. As Krystal investigates, their shared dark past resurfaces and they must fight for their lives. Some violence and some strong language. 2021.
DB105447 The Secrets of Us

Good Rich People
DB106421 9 hours 14 minutes
by Eliza Jane Brazier
read by various narrators
Demi seizes a risky opportunity and takes over another person’s identity in order to move into a mansion’s guesthouse. What Demi doesn’t know is that the owners, Lyla and Graham, have a game of their own whereby they ruin the lives of the guesthouse guests. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB106421 Good Rich People

Find Me
DB107218 8 hours 59 minutes
by Alafair Burke
read by Kathleen Early
Fifteen years ago, Hope Miller was found suffering from amnesia after an apparent car accident. In search of another new beginning, she moves to New York. When Lindsay Kelly, Hope’s best friend, goes to visit, she finds Hope is gone--and all that’s left is a drop of blood. Lindsay must uncover the secrets of Hope’s past. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107218 Find Me

The Widow Next Door
DB106539 10 hours 36 minutes
by L.A. Detwiler
read by Elizabeth Rose
Newlyweds Jane and Alex Clarke move into an idyllic house, excited for a new beginning in their “forever home.” An elderly neighbor welcomes them, but seemingly grows a little too interested in the couple. Jane worries about the attention. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2018.
DB106539 The Widow Next Door

Dr. Samantha Owens Series Books 1-2: A Deeper Darkness, Edge of Black
DB105674 17 hours 26 minutes
by J.T. Ellison
read by Barrie Kealoha
Two novels featuring medical examiner Dr. Samantha Owens. In A Deeper Darkness, she is asked to perform a second autopsy, which reveals a darker story of death. In Edge of Black, an apparent terrorist attack turns out to be targeted assassinations. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.
DB105674 Dr. Samantha Owens Series Books 1-2: A Deeper Darkness, Edge of Black

The Night Shift
DB107251 8 hours 37 minutes
by Alex Finlay
read by various narrators
Fifteen years after an attack at a Blockbuster on New Year’s Eve of 1999 leaves only one teen survivor, another similar attack happens at an ice cream store in the same town. The survivor of the Blockbuster attack, the brother of the fugitive suspect of that attack, and the FBI agent investigating team up to uncover the truth. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107251 The Night Shift

The Chase
DB107224 12 hours 41 minutes
by Candice Fox
read by various narrators
In response to a hostage situation, more than six hundred inmates from the Pronghorn Correctional Facility--including those on death row--are released into the Nevada Desert. One, John Kradle, is searching for the truth behind what happened to his wife and son. Evading law enforcement, he tries to prove his innocence. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107224 The Chase

Spitting Devil
DB106021 1 hour 43 minutes
by Brian Freeman
read by Joe Barrett
Alison Malville suffers from bad dreams every night. She knows it has to do with her husband. Three women have been found dead in two months. And each night, Alison isn’t sure where her husband has been. Then, an item of her clothing is found with the latest victim. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.
DB106021 Spitting Devil

The Golden Couple
DB107234 11 hours 6 minutes
by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
read by various narrators
Marissa and Matthew Bishop seem to have it all, until Marissa has an affair. She wants to repair the marriage both because of their young son and because she loves Matthew. They hire unorthodox therapist Avery Chambers. But even though Marissa is honest about her affair, there are deeper, more dangerous secrets still hidden. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107234 The Golden Couple

Other People’s Clothes
DB106867 10 hours 47 minutes
by Calla Henkel
read by Lauryn Allman
After the murder of her best friend, art student Zoe Beech heads to Berlin to study abroad. She befriends fellow exchange student Hailey Mader. They sublet from well-known thriller writer Beatrice Becks, and throw themselves into Berlin’s nightlife. But they soon wonder if they’re being watched. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB106867 Other People’s Clothes

Dark Horse
DB106938 15 hours 9 minutes
by Gregg Hurwitz
read by Scott Brick
Former government assassin Evan Smoak isn’t interested in taking on a new mission with his life in upheaval, but Aragon Urrea needs his help. Urrea is far from being a good guy, but his eighteen-year-old daughter has been kidnapped by a vicious cartel and only Evan can help. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB106938 Dark Horse

City of the Dead: An Alex Delaware Novel
DB106917 10 hours 45 minutes
by Jonathan Kellerman
read by John Rubinstein
Psychologist Alex Delaware and his friend, Lieutenant Detective Milo Sturgis, work the case of Cordelia Gannett, whose body was found when a naked young man was killed by a moving van. Alex and Milo must dig into Cordelia’s past to uncover the secrets she kept. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB106917 City of the Dead: An Alex Delaware Novel

The Darkest Place: A Robin Lockwood Novel
DB107229 6 hours 3 minutes
by Phillip Margolin
read by Thérèse Plummer
Defense attorney--and former MMA fighter--Robin Lockwood is becoming known for her innovative and successful defense strategies. As a favor to a judge, she takes on a pro bono case. But this case has deep implications that will lead her to going home and getting involved in another case. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107229 The Darkest Place: A Robin Lockwood Novel

19 Yellow Moon Road
DB106412 9 hours 24 minutes
by Fern Michaels
read by Laural Merlington
Newspaper editor Maggie Spritzer will always go the extra mile for a friend. When her friend and fellow journalist Gabby Richardson reaches out from a commune called The Haven asking for help, Maggie enlists the help of the Sisterhood. They find dark secrets behind the commune. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106412 19 Yellow Moon Road

Run, Rose, Run
DB107053 10 hours 21 minutes
by Dolly Parton and James Patterson
read by various narrators
AnnieLee Keyes is hitchhiking her way to Nashville, determined to make it in the music industry. But she’s fleeing her past, and her rise as a country music star is dogged by the dark secrets trying to destroy her. Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107053 Run, Rose, Run

Steal
DB106928 8 hours 19 minutes
by James Patterson and Howard Roughan
read by Jay Ben Markson
College sophomore Carter von Oehson posts on his Instagram that he plans to kill himself. When no one sees him for twenty-four hours, a search begins. Fears seem to be confirmed when his abandoned sailboat is found. His professor of abnormal psychology, Dylan Reinhart, tries to help Carter’s father find the truth. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2022.
DB106928 Steal

Out of Her Mind: A Sawyer Brooks Thriller
DB106636 8 hours 29 minutes
by T.R. Ragan
read by Catherine Byers
Crime reporter Sawyer Brooks still grieves the family she and her sisters never had. When the bones of a little girl are unearthed and twelve-year-old Riley Addison disappears, Sawyer latches on to these cases. Her investigation drives her closer to darker aspects of her own childhood. Violence and strong language. 2020.
DB106636 Out of Her Mind: A Sawyer Brooks Thriller

Caroline
DB106936 9 hours 12 minutes
by Adrian Spratt
read by John Lescault
Young, blind lawyer Nick Coleman meets free spirit Caroline
Sedlak in an evening fiction-writing course. He is fascinated by her, even when he realizes there’s a darker past beneath her happy-go-lucky exterior. Nick must confront his own demons as he proves himself to his colleagues. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2021.
DB106936 Caroline

The Book of Cold Cases
DB107222 10 hours 47 minutes
by Simone St. James
read by various narrators
Forty years after notorious murders in Claire Lake, Oregon, Shea Collins--proprietor of a true crime website--meets Beth Greer, who was acquitted of the murders. Shea interviews Beth, but through their meetings grows increasingly uneasy. Shea wonders what secrets Beth and others are hiding. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107222 The Book of Cold Cases

The Love of My Life
DB107267 11 hours 31 minutes
by Rosie Walsh
read by various narrators
Emma loves her husband, Leo, and their young daughter, Ruby. She would do anything for them--except tell them the truth of who she is. When Emma suffers a serious illness, obituary writer Leo begins researching her life as he knows it, and begins unraveling the truths behind her lies. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2022.
DB107267 The Love of My Life

A Flicker in the Dark
DB106432 11 hours 3 minutes
by Stacy Willingham
read by Karissa Vacker
When Chloe Davis was twelve, six teenaged girls went missing--and her father confessed to the crimes. Twenty years later, Chloe is a psychologist in Baton Rouge and preparing for her wedding. But when a local teen goes missing, Chloe’s past comes crashing back. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106432 A Flicker in the Dark

Westerns

Apache Death
DB106643 4 hours 10 minutes
by George G. Gilman
read by Shawn Hertel
When a renegade band of Apache crosses Edge, they learn that when you toy with Edge you are playing with killing fire. Sequel to Ten Grand (DB106642). Violence and strong language. 1972.
DB106643 Apache Death

Blood on Silver
DB106645 3 hours 51 minutes
by George G. Gilman
read by Shawn Hertel
When the richest silver strike the world has ever seen occurs, Edge is ready to claim his share. The sadistic Tabor gang, led by a renegade Quaker, attempts to take his silver, but Edge plans to give them hot lead instead. Sequel to Killer’s Breed (DB106644). Violence and strong language. 1972.
DB106645 Blood on Silver

The Blue, the Grey and the Red
DB106646 6 hours 7 minutes
by George G. Gilman
read by Joe Wilson
Wrongly imprisoned for a killing he didn’t commit, Edge can’t figure out how he knows the prisoner in the next cell. Sequel to Killer’s Breed (DB106644). Violence and strong language. 1973.
DB106646 The Blue, the Grey and the Red

California Killing
DB106647 4 hours 46 minutes
by George G. Gilman
read by Joe Wilson
In a quiet little town just outside Los Angeles, an unusual number of people begin dying, their blood running cold in the hot California sun. Sequel to The Blue, the Grey and the Red (DB106646). Violence and strong language. 1973.
DB106647 California Killing

Killer’s Breed
DB106644 4 hours 45 minutes
by George G. Gilman
read by Guy Williams
Josiah Hedges, also known as Edge, brings his own vicious brand of combat into the carnage of the Civil War. Survivors on both sides observe him and are left with the feeling that he’s fighting a war of his own. Sequel to Apache Death (DB106643). Violence and strong language. 1972.
DB106644 Killer’s Breed

Seven out of Hell
DB106648 4 hours 41 minutes
by George G. Gilman
read by Joe Wilson
Edge remembers the summer of 1863 and a train robbery. He remembers Chinese bandits, a village of innocent women, and being betrayed for only a few dollars. Sequel to California Killing (DB106647). Violence and strong language. 1973.
DB106648 Seven out of Hell

Ten Grand
DB106642 4 hours 34 minutes
by George G. Gilman
read by Guy Williams
Edge is not known for ideals, honor, kindness, clean living nor respect for others. This is true tenfold when there’s a large amount of loot on the line. The bandits know he knows where it’s hidden, but that’s not enough to stop him. Sequel to The Loner (DB30043). Violence and strong language. 1975.
DB106642 Ten Grand

Ambush for Lassiter
DB106639 7 hours 34 minutes
by Loren Zane Grey
read by Dwayne Glapion
Framed for a murder they didn’t commit, Lassiter and his best pal Borling are looking at twenty-five years of hard time in the most notorious prison of the West. A failed escape attempt leads to Lassiter in solitary confinement and Borling being shot. Sequel to Lassiter (DB96709). Violence and strong language. 1985.
DB106639 Ambush for Lassiter

Lassiter Gold
DB105938 6 hours 37 minutes
by Loren Zane Grey
read by Ray Foushee
Before Lassiter can finish delivering a trunk full of gold coins from a dying man to his son, he learns that the son has died mysteriously. In no time he must face down a trumped-up murder charge and a ruthless gang hoping to take the gold for themselves. Violence and strong language. 1986.
DB105938 Lassiter Gold

The Backstabbers
DB106934 8 hours 39 minutes
by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone
read by J. Rodney Turner
When Red Ryan and Buttons Muldoon deliver a corpse to a ranch, the beautiful ranch owner asks the pair to help her find the Lucky Cuss Gold Mine using a map in the dead man’s pocket. Sequel to Riding Shotgun (DB106949). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB106934 The Backstabbers

Bullet for a Stranger
DB106856 9 hours 3 minutes
by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone
read by J. Rodney Turner
Stagecoach guard Red Ryan and driver Buttons Muldoon are hired to escort a cowardly traitor facing an army court martial in New Orleans. Unfortunately, every hired killer in Texas wants the man dead, including gun-handy Hannah Huckabee. Sequel to The Backstabbers (DB106934). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB106856 Bullet for a Stranger

The Devil You Know
DB106939 10 hours 55 minutes
by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone
read by Jack Garrett
Stoneface Finnegan and his partner are busy renovating The Last Drop Saloon when an unusual stranger comes to town, intent on killing Finnegan. Sequel to By the Neck (DB107016). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106939 The Devil You Know

Gold Mine Massacre
DB106941 8 hours 56 minutes
by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone
read by Danny Campbell
A pair of businessmen come to the Jensen’s ranch with a proposal for how to extract more gold from the mines. One partner sparks a rivalry with Denny’s off-and-on beau, while the other hires gunfighters to protect the mines from sabotage. Sequel to Rising Fire (DB106870). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106941 Gold Mine Massacre

Last Stage to El Paso
DB107243 8 hours 43 minutes
by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone
read by J. Rodney Turner
Red Ryan takes a job guarding five passengers aboard a stagecoach known as the Gray Ghost, which many believe to be cursed or haunted. Red’s not superstitious, but with Apaches on the warpath and a killer on his trail, he’s in for a dangerous ride. Sequel to A Quiet, Little Town (DB107015). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107243 Last Stage to El Paso

Rising Fire
DB106870 10 hours 27 minutes
by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone
read by Danny Campbell
Smoke Jensen’s daughter Denny attracts a Sicilian suitor while traveling in Europe. When he appears in America, she soon learns he has huge debts to pay and a scheme to scam money from her family. Sequel to Too Soon to Die (DB107014). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB106870 Rising Fire

Slaughter of the Mountain Man
DB106359 9 hours 27 minutes
by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone
read by Jack Garrett
When a professor-turned-outlaw devises a plot to kidnap President Hayes and General Sherman, Smoke Jensen travels with America’s leaders in order to protect them. Sequel to Texas Kill of the Mountain Man (DB103367). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106359 Slaughter of the Mountain Man

Stonecroft Saga, Books 10-12
DB105628 22 hours 24 minutes
by B.N. Rundell
read by Dwayne Glapion
Books ten through twelve of the series, all published in 2020. In Bitterroot Badlands, Gabriel and Ezra embark on a journey to return a rescued warrior to his people. Also includes Paiute Passage and Kutenai Killing. Sequel to Stonecroft Saga, Books 7-9 (DB105627). Some violence. 2020.
DB105628 Stonecroft Saga, Books 10-12

The Badger’s Revenge
DB106029 8 hours 25 minutes
by Larry D. Sweazy
read by George Guidall
While tracking an Indian raiding party, Texas Ranger Josiah Wolfe and his friends run afoul of a notorious gang leader known as the Badger. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.
DB106029 The Badger’s Revenge

One Man Massacre
DB106905 4 hours 39 minutes
by Jonas Ward
read by Dwayne Glapion
While mining gold, Buchanan sees a town not far off. His visit leads to a local rancher hiring a gang of mercenaries to threaten Buchanan. While Buchanan would rather leave and return to mining, he faces down their leader. Sequel to Buchanan Says No (DB45306). Violence and strong language. 1958.
DB106905 One Man Massacre

Adult Nonfiction

Biography

The Impossible Mile: The Power in Living Life One Step at a Time
DB106597 6 hours 22 minutes
by Johnny Agar and Becki Agar
read by various narrators
When he was born with cerebral palsy, doctors thought Johnny Agar would never walk. Johnny and his wife reflect on how he beat the odds to compete in Ironman triathlons, become a brand ambassador, and inspire other professional athletes. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106597 The Impossible Mile: The Power in Living Life One Step at a Time

The Profession: A Memoir of Community, Race, and the Arc of Policing in America
DB107049 16 hours 9 minutes
by Bill Bratton and Peter Knobler
read by Bill Bratton
Author reflects on his career as a police commissioner and reformer in Boston, Los Angeles, and New York. Discusses his team’s creation of CompStat, which ushered in data-driven policing. Also examines controversies within his career, particularly involving relations between law enforcement and Black communities. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107049 The Profession: A Memoir of Community, Race, and the Arc of Policing in America

Punch Me Up to the Gods: A Memoir
DB106011 7 hours 23 minutes
by Brian Broome
read by various narrators
In this coming-of-age memoir, the author reflects on his experiences growing up Black and gay in Ohio, his use of sex and drugs to soothe himself, and his relationships with his family. The author frames his story around the Gwendolyn Brooks poem “We Real Cool.” Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106011 Punch Me Up to the Gods: A Memoir

It’s Not What It Looks Like
DB107216 3 hours 8 minutes
by Molly Burke
read by Molly Burke
YouTuber and influencer shares what it’s like to be a purple-haired, pink-obsessed fashion and makeup lover in a seeing world. Reflects on preconceived notions of blindness, her struggles with bullying and anxiety, her quest for inclusivity, how she built a successful influencer business, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB107216 It’s Not What It Looks Like

Into the Forest: A Holocaust Story of Survival, Triumph, and Love
DB106436 11 hours 16 minutes
by Rebecca Frankel
read by various narrators
Recounts the Rabinowitz family’s escape from the Nazi ghetto in their Polish town, fleeing to the Bialowieza Forest. Discusses the years they spent surviving in the woods before settling in Italy as refugees and immigrating to the United States. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106436 Into the Forest: A Holocaust Story of Survival, Triumph, and Love

The Woman All Spies Fear: Code Breaker Elizebeth Smith Friedman and Her Hidden Life
DB106367 7 hours 3 minutes
by Amy Butler Greenfield
read by Samantha Desz
Recounts the life of Elizebeth Smith Friedman, a top cryptanalyst in America during both WWI and WWII, and also for the Coast Guard’s war against smugglers. Friedman had a rare talent for spotting patterns and solving puzzles. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB106367 The Woman All Spies Fear: Code Breaker Elizebeth Smith Friedman and Her Hidden Life

Read Until You Understand: The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and Literature
DB106363 8 hours 0 minutes
by Farah Jasmine Griffin
read by Farah Jasmine Griffin
Author reflects on her love of the majestic power of words and her love of Black life, culture, and community. Shares her discoveries through the works of figures like Frederick Douglass, Malcolm X, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Toni Morrison, Romare Bearden, and others. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106363 Read Until You Understand: The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and Literature

The Girls in the Wild Fig Tree: How I Fought to Save Myself, My Sister, and Thousands of Girls Worldwide
DB106921 6 hours 40 minutes
by Nice Leng’ete and Elizabeth
read by Nneka Okoye
Author reflects on her early years growing up in a Maasai village in Kenya and the many hardships she faced as a girl, including the threat of genital mutilation. Describes her fight to gain independence and her ongoing work to advocate for African women’s rights and education. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106921 The Girls in the Wild Fig Tree: How I Fought to Save Myself, My Sister, and Thousands of Girls Worldwide

Punching Bag
DB107050 6 hours 22 minutes
by Rex Ogle
read by Ramon De Ocampo
Author describes his struggle to survive; reflects on his complex relationship with his passionate, fierce mother; and charts the trajectory of his stepdad’s anger. Hovering over Rex’s story is the talismanic presence of his unborn baby sister. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB107050 Punching Bag

Ordinary Heroes: A Memoir of 9/11
DB106361 7 hours 49 minutes
by Joseph Pfeifer
read by Fred Sanders
The first FDNY chief to respond to the 9/11 attacks recounts his harrowing experience of the terrorist attack and the days that followed. Describes his own struggles with the resulting trauma and grief and his journey to resiliency and hope. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB106361 Ordinary Heroes: A Memoir of 9/11

My Body
DB106360 5 hours 20 minutes
by Emily Ratajkowski
read by Emily Ratajkowski
Model and actress reflects on the experience of being a woman and societal commodification of the female body. Explores her personal concepts of feminism, sexuality, power, gender relations, female empowerment, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB106360 My Body

Never Simple: A Memoir
DB107269 8 hours 29 minutes
by Liz Scheier
read by Amy Landon
Author examines her complicated relationship with her mother, whose mental illness led to many deceptions and difficulties as the author was growing up. Discusses the trajectory of their adult relationship after receiving a call from Adult Protective Services. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107269 Never Simple: A Memoir

Now Beacon, Now Sea: A Son’s Memoir
DB105675 9 hours 25 minutes
by Christopher Sorrentino
read by Jared Zak
Memoir of the author’s mother, covering the eighty years of her life in New York. Following her path through scenes of the city and phases of life, the author infuses his experience as a witness to her growing isolation. Explores what it means to love and lose a difficult parent. Strong language and some violence. 2021.
DB105675 Now Beacon, Now Sea: A Son’s Memoir

There’s a Hole in My Bucket: A Journey of Two Brothers
DB105838 9 hours 49 minutes
by Royd Tolkien
read by Stephen Van Doren
Memoirs of J.R.R. Tolkien’s great-grandson, Royd, whose brother Mike was diagnosed with ALS. They went on a whirlwind tour to check as many things off Mike’s bucket list as possible. Then Royd finds the bucket list Mike assigned him for after his death. Strong language. 2021.
DB105838 There’s a Hole in My Bucket: A Journey of Two Brothers

Blindness and Physical Disabilities

Seeing without Eyes: One Man’s Journey out of Darkness
DB105487 4 hours 14 minutes
by Joe Koury
read by Stephen Van Doren
Joseph Koury’s story, told in his own words, after originally being shared by another author in Flying Blind (DB97425). Koury hitchhiked across the US after unexpectedly losing his sight at age 19. He developed methods of echolocation to continue seeing the world around him. 2020.
DB105487 Seeing without Eyes: One Man’s Journey out of Darkness

Business and Economics

The Compound Effect: Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success
DB106858 4 hours 47 minutes
by Darren Hardy
read by Darren Hardy
Guide to creating a success plan for your business life. Addresses mindset, eliminating bad habits, identifying what motivates you through tough times, and understanding and creating momentum in achieving goals. Highlights the ways high achievers work toward their goals. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2010.
DB106858 The Compound Effect: Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success

Flying Blind: The 737 MAX Tragedy and the Fall of Boeing
DB106433 10 hours 48 minutes
by Peter Robison
read by Feodor Chin
Journalist examines the airplane manufacturer Boeing and the issues with the 737 MAX 8, which was the model involved in two crashes in 2018 and 2019. Discusses the business and regulatory decisions which contributed to the tragedies as well as the company’s loss of reputation. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106433 Flying Blind: The 737 MAX Tragedy and the Fall of Boeing

What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence
DB107184 11 hours 2 minutes
by Stephen A. Schwarzman
read by various narrators
Investment firm founder presents his story of going from working in his father’s linen shop to running a business managing five hundred billion dollars. Discusses the mindset necessary for building a business and creating positive philanthropic endeavors. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB107184 What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence

Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire
DB106027 16 hours 35 minutes
by Brad Stone
read by various narrators
Author of The Everything Store (DB78250) presents an examination of the expansion of Amazon’s business conglomerate and the evolution of founder Jeff Bezos since that book. Topics covered include acquisitions like Whole Foods, product releases like Alexa, and Bezos’s personal life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106027 Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire

Career and Job Training

Out of Office: The Big Problem and the Bigger Promise of Working from Home
DB106007 8 hours 1 minute
by Charlie Warzel and Anne Helen Petersen
read by Charlie Warzel
Journalist Warzel and Petersen, author of Can’t Even (DB103243), analyze the ways remote work culture is changing in the 2020s. Topics include sense of trust, fairness, flexibility, inclusive workplaces, equity, work-life balance, and the impact on productivity and profitability for businesses. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106007 Out of Office: The Big Problem and the Bigger Promise of Working from Home

Computers

The Loop: How Technology Is Creating a World without Choices and How to Fight Back
DB106549 9 hours 27 minutes
by Jacob Ward
read by Jacob Ward
Journalist examines the development of artificial intelligence (AI) and argues it is exploiting the unconscious habits of our minds. Explores the human shortcuts, biases, and hidden processes encoded into technology. Uses specific stories to illustrate his arguments and calls for more intentional and thoughtful development. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB106549 The Loop: How Technology Is Creating a World without Choices and How to Fight Back

Cooking

Noodle Soup: Recipes, Techniques, Obsession
DB105703 7 hours 6 minutes
by Ken Albala
read by Carl Stewart
Food historian examines the history, recipes, and techniques of noodle soups based on his experiences of making noodle soups every day for two years. Topics include serving sizes, utensils, etiquette, regional cuisines, tools, stocks, noodles, garnishes and seasonings, classics, adaptations, and inventions. 2018.
DB105703 Noodle Soup: Recipes, Techniques, Obsession

Bress ‘n’ Nyam: Gullah Geechee Recipes from a Sixth-Generation Farmer
DB106521 5 hours 52 minutes
by Matthew Raiford and Amy Paige
read by Steven Etienne
Collection of one hundred heirloom recipes celebrating the culture of the Gullah Geechee, who call the coastal areas from the Carolinas to Florida home. Recipes are arranged by their elemental beginnings of earth, water, fire, wind, nectar, and spirits. Also recounts author’s family history. 2021.
DB106521 Bress ‘n’ Nyam: Gullah Geechee Recipes from a Sixth-Generation Farmer

Crime

Class Action: The Landmark Case That Changed Sexual Harassment Law
DB106592 15 hours 27 minutes
by Clara Bingham and Laura Leedy Gansler
read by Gabrielle de Cuir
Recounts the class action sexual harassment lawsuit filed by female miners in northern Minnesota. Shares experiences of individuals, including plaintiff Lois Jenson who led the lawsuit efforts. Discusses the legal challenges faced by the suit. Basis for 2005 movie North Country. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2002.
DB106592 Class Action: The Landmark Case That Changed Sexual Harassment Law

Wildcat: The Untold Story of Pearl Hart, the Wild West’s Most Notorious Woman Bandit
DB106852 8 hours 7 minutes
by John Boessenecker
read by Courtney Patterson
Author of Badge and Buckshot (DBC19536) profiles Pearl Hart (1871-1955), who became notorious as a bandit in late-1890s Arizona. Topics include Hart’s early life, move to the western United States, criminal acts, imprisonment, and life after prison. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106852 Wildcat: The Untold Story of Pearl Hart, the Wild West’s Most Notorious Woman Bandit

Covered with Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America
DB106034 14 hours 36 minutes
by Nicole Eustace
read by Laural Merlington
Historian investigates the murder of an indigenous hunter by two white fur traders on the eve of a treaty conference between Iroquois leaders and European colonists. Eustace reconstructs the events of the crime and the aftermath, including the impact on justice systems. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106034 Covered with Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America

Over the Edge
DB106532 9 hours 41 minutes
by Michael Fleeman
read by Joe Wilson
Profiles the case of Rinette Bergna, who died when the truck her husband, Peter, was driving went over an 800-foot mountainside in the Sierra Nevadas. Topics covered include their marriage, Peter’s life as a widower, and the trial of Peter for murder. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2004.
DB106532 Over the Edge

Duct Tape Killer: The True Inside Story of Sexual Sadist & Murderer Robert Leroy Anderson
DB107082 5 hours 10 minutes
by Phil Hamman, Larry Long, and Sandy Hamman
read by Perry Daniels
Recounts investigation into the abduction of Piper Streyle in South Dakota. Discusses discovery of the crime, the association of the kidnapping with another attempted kidnapping, uncovering where Piper was taken, and the subsequent investigation. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB107082 Duct Tape Killer: The True Inside Story of Sexual Sadist & Murderer Robert Leroy Anderson

Hell’s Half-Acre: The Untold Story of the Benders, a Serial Killer Family on the American Frontier
DB107236 9 hours 18 minutes
by Susan Jonusas
read by Lee Osorio
Study of the Bender family, whose homestead in Labette County, Kansas, was the site of numerous murders and a mass grave. Discusses the social environment of the early 1870s, the Bender family and their victims, and the investigation and search for the family after neighbors discovered the crime. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107236 Hell’s Half-Acre: The Untold Story of the Benders, a Serial Killer Family on the American Frontier

Madness under the Royal Palms: Love and Death behind the Gates of Palm Beach
DB107178 11 hours 8 minutes
by Laurence Leamer
read by Todd McLaren
Investigates moneyed society in Palm Beach, Florida, and various scandals that have happened within it. People profiled are categorized as social climbers, trophy wives, sugar daddies, glamorous widows, sociopathic multimillionaires, and elegant society queens. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2009.
DB107178 Madness under the Royal Palms: Love and Death behind the Gates of Palm Beach

Profit and Punishment: How America Criminalizes the Poor in the Name of Justice
DB106310 8 hours 21 minutes
by Tony Messenger
read by Karen Chilton
Journalist examines the American judicial system and the ways it is weighted against the poor. Discusses the cycle of fines and fees, jail sentences, and debt load. Also probes the for-profit companies which are hired to oversee incarceration operations. Highlights the stories of three single mothers. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106310 Profit and Punishment: How America Criminalizes the Poor in the Name of Justice

Bugsy Siegel: The Dark Side of the American Dream
DB107260 7 hours 15 minutes
by Michael Shnayerson
read by Steven Jay Cohen
Profiles mobster Bugsy Siegel (1906-1947), one of the first developers of Las Vegas as a gambling haven. Topics include his early years, his partnership with Meyer Lansky, and the work he did in Las Vegas. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107260 Bugsy Siegel: The Dark Side of the American Dream

Diet and Nutrition

Food without Fear: Identify, Prevent, and Treat Food Allergies, Intolerances, and Sensitivities
DB104815 12 hours 58 minutes
by Ruchi Gupta and Kristin Loberg
read by various narrators
Gupta, a pediatrician specializing in food allergies, presents a guide to better understanding food allergies and sensitivities for all ages with co-author Loberg. Topics include the spectrum of sensitivity, potential misdiagnoses, questions to ask your doctor, debunking common myths, and the role of the body’s microbiome. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104815 Food without Fear: Identify, Prevent, and Treat Food Allergies, Intolerances, and Sensitivities

This Is Your Brain on Food: An Indispensable Guide to the Surprising Foods That Fight Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, and More
DB104590 9 hours 44 minutes
by Uma Naidoo
read by various narrators
Psychiatrist who also has a certification as a nutrition specialist and professional training as a chef investigates foods that may impact mental health conditions, including ADHD, PTSD, anxiety, sleep disorders, OCD, and dementia. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB104590 This Is Your Brain on Food: An Indispensable Guide to the Surprising Foods That Fight Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, and More

Family

Parent like It Matters: How to Raise Joyful, Change-Making Girls
DB104586 10 hours 16 minutes
by Janice Johnson Dias
read by various narrators
Sociologist offers her advice for raising bold, critically thinking, joyful, change-making girls. Drawing on her own experiences, the author discusses the importance of parents finding their own joy, educating themselves, holding conversations about serious issues, and uncovering their children’s passions. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104586 Parent like It Matters: How to Raise Joyful, Change-Making Girls

Gardening

The First-Time Gardener: Growing Vegetables; All the Know-How and Encouragement You Need to Grow--and Fall in Love with!--Your Brand-New Food Garden
DB105602 4 hours 44 minutes
by Jessica Sowards
read by Kerry Dukin
Homestead gardener and popular YouTuber gives advice and inspiration on how to prepare, plant, and tend your first vegetable garden. Topics include how to design an eco-friendly layout, how to grow with the seasons, and how to maximize your harvest, even if you only grow in a small space. 2021.
DB105602 The First-Time Gardener: Growing Vegetables; All the Know-How and Encouragement You Need to Grow--and Fall in Love with!--Your Brand-New Food Garden

General

Once We Were Slaves: The Extraordinary Journey of a Multiracial Jewish Family
DB105536 11 hours 14 minutes
by Laura Arnold Leibman
read by Eva Wilhelm
Researcher uncovers a surprising twist in the genealogy of a prominent nineteenth-century Jewish family. Starting from records assembled by Blanche Moses in the 1940s, she argues that Moses’s grandmother and great-uncle were poor Christian slaves in Barbados. Traces their route to identifying as free, Jewish, wealthy, and white citizens. 2021.
DB105536 Once We Were Slaves: The Extraordinary Journey of a Multiracial Jewish Family

Government and Politics

Proof of Collusion: How Trump Betrayed America
DB106365 12 hours 55 minutes
by Seth Abramson
read by Robert Petkoff
Examines Trump’s approach to foreign policy critically, asserting that he has exchanged good policy for the promise of future business and covert election assistance. Discusses Trump’s interactions with Russia and argues that even the public record makes the case for collusion. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
DB106365 Proof of Collusion: How Trump Betrayed America

Proof of Corruption: Bribery, Impeachment, and Pandemic in the Age of Trump
DB106366 22 hours 21 minutes
by Seth Abramson
read by Robert Petkoff
Author of Proof of Conspiracy (DB97072) examines Trump’s Ukraine scandal and asserts that it was the foreseeable culmination of years of practices. Discusses little-known angles to the scandal, Trump’s dealings with China, and decades-long patterns of behavior from the president and his administration. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB106366 Proof of Corruption: Bribery, Impeachment, and Pandemic in the Age of Trump

Nightmare Scenario: Inside the Trump Administration’s Response to the Pandemic That Changed History
DB106302 14 hours 40 minutes
by Yasmeen Abutaleb and Damian Paletta
read by Kirsten Potter
Two Washington Post journalists critically reflect on the Trump administration’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic from January 2020 through Election Day. Draws on hundreds of hours of interviews from those inside the White House. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106302 Nightmare Scenario: Inside the Trump Administration’s Response to the Pandemic That Changed History

After the Apocalypse: America’s Role in a World Transformed
DB106423 6 hours 32 minutes
by Andrew Bacevich
read by Peter Coyote
Founder and president of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft examines early twenty-first-century American foreign policy and reflects on ways he feels it must shift in response to changing times. Discusses a framework based on moral pragmatism, mutual coexistence, and war as a last resort. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106423 After the Apocalypse: America’s Role in a World Transformed

First in Line: Presidents, Vice Presidents, and the Pursuit of Power
DB107133 11 hours 1 minute
by Kate Andersen Brower
read by Fred Sanders
Explores the lives and roles of thirteen modern vice presidents--eight Republicans and five Democrats. Describes the complex dynamics between these men and their presidents. Draws on interviews with former vice presidents, their families, insiders, and presidential confidants. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
DB107133 First in Line: Presidents, Vice Presidents, and the Pursuit of Power

Madison Park: A Place of Hope
DB107248 7 hours 55 minutes
by Eric L. Motley
read by Brandon Maloney
Explores the history of a small community in Alabama founded by freed slaves in 1880. Describes his own coming-of-age in that town and how the beliefs and people of his home contributed to his personal journey to the Oval Office as Special Assistant to President George W. Bush. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.
DB107248 Madison Park: A Place of Hope

On Freedom: Four Songs of Care and Constraint
DB106304 10 hours 8 minutes
by Maggie Nelson
read by Gabra Zackman
Drawing on critical theory, pop cultures, and the exchanges of daily life, explores frameworks to think, experience, and talk about freedom conceptually. Discusses “practices of freedom” and examines cultural paradoxes that can prevent them. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106304 On Freedom: Four Songs of Care and Constraint

American Schism: How the Two Enlightenments Hold the Secret to Healing Our Nation
DB107258 15 hours 22 minutes
by Seth David Radwell
read by Mike Lenz
Explores the state of political discourse in America in the early twenty-first century. Suggests that two disparate Americas have coexisted and competed since the founding of the country. Argues that only by embracing Enlightenment principles can a civilized, progressive, and tolerant society emerge. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107258 American Schism: How the Two Enlightenments Hold the Secret to Healing Our Nation

Red-Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win
DB107052 7 hours 51 minutes
by Peter Schweizer
read by Charles Constant
Author of Profiles in Corruption (DB98362) and Secret Empires (DB91638) investigates possible secret links between American institutions and wealthy individuals and Chinese political interests. Draws on corporate records and legal filings. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2022.
DB107052 Red-Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win

Literature

Prejudices: First, Second, and Third Series
DB104655 27 hours 11 minutes
by H. L. Mencken
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Three essay collections by H. L. Mencken, a renowned journalist and cultural critic, originally published 1919-1922. In “The Dry Millennium,” Mencken reflects on the absurdities of Prohibition. Edited by Marion Elizabeth Rodgers. 2010.
DB104655 Prejudices: First, Second, and Third Series

Prejudices: Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Series
DB104656 26 hours 55 minutes
by H. L. Mencken
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Three essay collections by H. L. Mencken, a renowned journalist and satirical cultural critic, originally published 1924-1927, featuring critiques on religious fundamentalism and the state of higher education. In “On Living in Baltimore,” Mencken celebrates his beloved city. Edited by Marion Elizabeth Rodgers. 2010.
DB104656 Prejudices: Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Series

Medicine and Health

Whole Body Barefoot: Transitioning Well to Minimal Footwear
DB106512 3 hours 2 minutes
by Katy Bowman
read by Jill Fox
Biomechanist presents a guide to strengthening and aligning your feet and the rest of your body in order to move toward wearing minimal footwear. Topics include exercises, understanding the mechanics of bunions and pronation, strengthening ankles and arches, determining your true shoe size, and walking on natural surfaces. 2015.
DB106512 Whole Body Barefoot: Transitioning Well to Minimal Footwear

What Fresh Hell Is This? Perimenopause, Menopause, Other Indignities, and You
DB104011 13 hours 6 minutes
by Heather Corinna
read by various narrators
Guide to the experiences of perimenopause, menopause, and post-menopause from the perspective of busting myths surrounding them and providing self-care tips. Presents information inclusive of traditionally marginalized communities, including those with disabilities, people of color, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104011 What Fresh Hell Is This? Perimenopause, Menopause, Other Indignities, and You

Identity Theft: Rediscovering Ourselves after Stroke
DB107034 8 hours 38 minutes
by Debra E. Meyerson and Danny Zuckerman
read by Julia Whelan
Meyerson, a stroke survivor, and her son Zuckerman present a guide for fellow stroke survivors and loved ones to deal with the emotional journey of recovery. Topics covered include understanding a new sense of self, grief, partners and intimacy, financial strain, and therapies for reclaiming skills. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB107034 Identity Theft: Rediscovering Ourselves after Stroke

How to Sleep: The New Science-Based Solutions for Sleeping through the Night
DB107177 3 hours 49 minutes
by Rafael Pelayo
read by Will Damron
Sleep disorder specialist presents a guide to addressing issues that might be affecting your sleep. Topics include the science of sleep, snoring, insomnia, sleep-related disorders, dreaming, and seeing a sleep doctor. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB107177 How to Sleep: The New Science-Based Solutions for Sleeping through the Night

Music

Up Jumped the Devil: The Real Life of Robert Johnson
DB106873 8 hours 36 minutes
by Bruce Conforth and Gayle Dean Wardlow
read by Leon Nixon
A former professor of music and a blues historian profile blues guitarist Robert Johnson (1911-1938). Johnson’s life has long been shrouded in mystery, but the two authors have used firsthand accounts and interviews, along with vital records, to piece together his story. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB106873 Up Jumped the Devil: The Real Life of Robert Johnson

The Starday Story: The House That Country Music Built
DB106533 14 hours 56 minutes
by Nathan D. Gibson and Don
read by Bill Wallace
A musician and musicology scholar teams up with the co-founder of the record label Starday to trace the label’s origins in 1953 through the 1968 Starday-King merger. In addition to creating the largest bluegrass catalog throughout the 1950s and ‘60s, Starday was also known for its legendary rockabilly catalog. Some strong language. 2011.
DB106533 The Starday Story: The House That Country Music Built

Sweet Dreams: The World of Patsy Cline
DB105184 8 hours 58 minutes
by Warren R. Hofstra
read by Kristin Allison
Essays from noted country music authorities exploring the life and music of Patsy Cline (1932-1963). Topics include Cline’s early days as a performer in Virginia, her style and how it bridged the country and pop music worlds, and more. 2013.
DB105184 Sweet Dreams: The World of Patsy Cline

Beast: John Bonham and the Rise of Led Zeppelin
DB105173 15 hours 25 minutes
by C.M. Kushins
read by various narrators
Profiles John Bonham (1948-1980), whom many consider the best drummer in rock history. Bonham, who started on the drums at age five, joined the band that would become Led Zeppelin in the late 1960s. Chronicles his music career and personal life filled with alcohol abuse and wild excess. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105173 Beast: John Bonham and the Rise of Led Zeppelin

Sheeran: A Biography
DB105668 9 hours 40 minutes
by Sean Smith
read by Alec Volz
Celebrity biographer looks at the life and career of British music star Ed Sheeran, born in Yorkshire in 1991. He recorded his first album in his bedroom at age fifteen, but his real break came when he was signed by Elton John’s management company. Hit records and sold-out shows soon followed. Strong language. 2019.
DB105668 Sheeran: A Biography

Nature and the Environment

Decoding the World: A Roadmap for the Questioner
DB102776 11 hours 53 minutes
by Po Bronson and Arvind Gupta
read by various narrators
Bronson, author of Top Dog (DB76613) and NurtureShock (DB70497), and Gupta, founder of a science-based business accelerator program, share stories from across the world on the ways technology is advancing in the twenty-first century. Discusses challenges faced by these technologies. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB102776 Decoding the World: A Roadmap for the Questioner

How to Be Animal: A New History of What It Means to Be Human
DB106843 8 hours 23 minutes
by Melanie Challenger
read by Hannah Curtis
Explores what it means to be human by arguing that at the core of our struggle as a species is the recognition that we are also animals. Topics include the evolving mindset of what it means to be human versus animal, ways humans interact with each other, and our relationships with other species. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106843 How to Be Animal: A New History of What It Means to Be Human

The Bald Eagle: The Improbable Journey of America’s Bird
DB107220 15 hours 5 minutes
by Jack E. Davis
read by Dan John Miller
Author of The Gulf (DB88197) presents the history of the selection and use of the bald eagle as the national symbol of the United States, as well as the impact of that on the bird. Topics include the selection of the eagle, the relationship native peoples had with the bird, and restoration of the species. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107220 The Bald Eagle: The Improbable Journey of America’s Bird

Silent Earth: Averting the Insect Apocalypse
DB107182 9 hours 57 minutes
by Dave Goulson
read by Dave Goulson
Entomologist presents an argument for the need to protect and encourage the proliferation of insects as a keystone of ecological systems. Uses case studies, including collapses of honeybee colonies and monarch butterfly populations, to illustrate his arguments. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107182 Silent Earth: Averting the Insect Apocalypse

Poetry

Winter Recipes from the Collective
DB106655 0 hours 50 minutes
by Louise Glück
read by Kimberly Schraf
New collection of poetry from a Nobel Prize winner, which brings to life moments such as finding an abandoned passport, enjoying a winter sandwich, and basking in the sun made brighter by the presence of shadows like the death of a beloved sister. 2021.
DB106655 Winter Recipes from the Collective

Call Us What We Carry: Poems
DB106426 3 hours 34 minutes
by Amanda Gorman
read by Amanda Gorman
More than seventy poems written by National Youth Poet Laureate and New York Times bestselling author Amanda Gorman. Reflects on the past, present, and future, exploring history, language, identity, grief, and hope. Includes The Hill We Climb, which was read during the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden, in 2021. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB106426 Call Us What We Carry: Poems

Border-Crosser with a Lamborghini Dream
DB106520 2 hours 15 minutes
by Juan Felipe Herrera
read by Martin Untrojb
Poems from a Chicano poet that touch on themes such as urban blight, music, AIDS, religion, drug violence, and border crossers. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 1999.
DB106520 Border-Crosser with a Lamborghini Dream

Such Color: New and Selected Poems
DB106653 4 hours 23 minutes
by Tracy K. Smith
read by Dawn Ursula
Combines poems taken from the author’s award-winning books with thirty pages of brand new poems. Urges love as resistance to America’s historical and contemporary racism. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2021.
DB106653 Such Color: New and Selected Poems

Psychology and Self-Help

From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life
DB107175 5 hours 52 minutes
by Arthur C. Brooks
read by Arthur C. Brooks
Social scientist looks at how to find purpose, success, and happiness as you age. Drawing on social science, philosophy, biography, theology, and Eastern wisdom, as well as dozens of interviews with everyday men and women, Brooks shows us that true life success is well within our reach. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2022.
DB107175 From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life

Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention--and How to Think Deeply Again
DB106871 10 hours 23 minutes
by Johann Hari
read by Johann Hari
Journalist looks at what he sees as a crisis of people unable to focus. Argues that although we think our inability to focus is a personal failure to exert enough willpower over our distractions, there are other causes for this crisis. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2022.
DB106871 Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention--and How to Think Deeply Again

Healing: Our Path from Mental Illness to Mental Health
DB107235 9 hours 13 minutes
by Thomas Insel
read by Thomas Insel
Former director of the National Institute of Mental Health looks at the state of mental health care in America. Argues the cures for the crisis are not just medical, but social. Describes a path to healing is built upon what he calls the three Ps: people, place, and purpose. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107235 Healing: Our Path from Mental Illness to Mental Health

Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment
DB104010 14 hours 10 minutes
by Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony, and Cass R. Sunstein
read by various narrators
Professors in psychology, business, and law collaborate to discuss why people make bad judgments and how to make better ones by reducing the influence of “noise”--variables that can cause bias in decision-making. Draws on examples in many fields, including medicine, law, strategy, and more. Includes supplemental material. Bestseller. 2021.
DB104010 Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment

Religion

The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola
DB105708 3 hours 33 minutes
by Ignatius of Loyola
read by Mark Ashby
Christian meditations, contemplations, and prayers, originally published in the sixteenth century, that are broken down into four one-week segments. Designed for use during religious retreats to inspire a commitment to Jesus by participants. 1963.
DB105708 The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola

Science and Technology

The Man from the Future: The Visionary Life of John von Neumann
DB107035 11 hours 59 minutes
by Ananyo Bhattacharya
read by Nicholas Camm
Physicist examines polymath John von Neumann (1903-1957). Cover his early childhood as a recognized prodigy who mastered calculus by the age of eight; contributions to the fields of mathematics, quantum mechanics, geopolitics, economics, and computer science; and experiences during World War II. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107035 The Man from the Future: The Visionary Life of John von Neumann

Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World
DB101991 10 hours 20 minutes
by Carl T. Bergstrom and Jevin D. West
read by Patrick Zeller
Two science professors advise on ways to identify and dismantle misinformation in a world of fake news and bad data. They discuss examples of selection bias, muddled data, correlation vs. causation, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB101991 Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World

Social Sciences

The Matter of Black Lives: Writing from the New Yorker
DB107257 30 hours 4 minutes
by Jelani Cobb and David Remnick
read by various narrators
Collects writings published in the New Yorker about race in America. Includes stories of private triumphs, national tragedies, political vision, and artistic inspiration written by James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Hilton Als, Zadie Smith, and others. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107257 The Matter of Black Lives: Writing from the New Yorker

In Our Prime: How Older Women Are Reinventing the Road Ahead
DB106362 7 hours 13 minutes
by Susan J. Douglas
read by Coleen Marlo
Examines the sexism and ageism present in early twenty-first century American society, discussing their role in marketing, the workplace, healthcare, and more. Calls for women to reinvent what it means to be an older woman and challenge outdated stereotypes. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB106362 In Our Prime: How Older Women Are Reinventing the Road Ahead

Maiden Voyages: Magnificent Ocean Liners and the Women Who Traveled and Worked aboard Them
DB107217 10 hours 47 minutes
by Siân Evans
read by Jilly Bond
Explores how women’s lives were transformed by the golden age of ocean liner travel between Europe and North America. Describes travels for leisure, work, and personal reinvention. Covers celebrities, migrants and millionaires, refugees, aristocrats, and crew members. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107217 Maiden Voyages: Magnificent Ocean Liners and the Women Who Traveled and Worked aboard Them

Survival of the City: Living and Thriving in an Age of Isolation
DB106364 12 hours 11 minutes
by Edward Glaeser and David Cutler
read by various narrators
Urbanist and economist reflect on the ways that the global COVID crisis has forced changes in work and life in cities. They grapple with whether society is on the brink of a post-urban world and the risks of urban failure. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106364 Survival of the City: Living and Thriving in an Age of Isolation

American Baby: A Mother, a Child, and the Shadow History of Adoption
DB107071 10 hours 40 minutes
by Gabrielle Glaser
read by various narrators
Explores the hard realities of postwar adoption in America, particularly through the story of one family. Examines how the adoption industry exploited poor or young mothers in order to place babies with new families, struck unethical deals with doctors, and shamed millions of women into surrendering their children. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB107071 American Baby: A Mother, a Child, and the Shadow History of Adoption

Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People
DB106013 7 hours 50 minutes
by Kekla Magoon
read by Tyla Collier
Award-winning author introduces readers to the history of the Black Panther Party and how the socialist movement became the target of a sustained repression effort by the US government. Describes the Panthers’ community activism, grounded in the concept of self-defense, and their efforts to teach Black Americans how to protect and support themselves in a country that treated them like second-class citizens. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB106013 Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People

Freedom! The Story of the Black Panther Party
DB107149 6 hours 28 minutes
by Jetta Grace Martin and others
read by Dion Graham
Introduces readers to the committed Black Panther Party members, supporters, allies, and popular programs such as the Free Breakfast Program and the Ten-Point Program. Provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of the history and politics of the Black Panther Party. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2022.
DB107149 Freedom! The Story of the Black Panther Party

Against White Feminism: Notes on Disruption
DB106424 6 hours 27 minutes
by Rafia Zakaria
read by Ulka Simone Mohanty
Attorney and political philosopher champions an intersectional and transnational reconstruction of feminism as a counter to white feminism’s common affinity with colonial, patriarchal, and white supremacist ideals. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106424 Against White Feminism: Notes on Disruption

Sports and Recreation

My Name Is Tani . . . and I Believe in Miracles: The Amazing True Story of One Boy’s Journey from Refugee to Chess Champion
DB106945 6 hours 56 minutes
by Tanitoluwa Adewumi and others
read by various narrators
Memoir of Adewumi, who moved from Nigeria to America as a child with his family after they were threatened by Boko Haram. As the family struggled to make ends meet, Tani discovered he had an unusual mind for chess, going on to win the New York State chess championship. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB106945 My Name Is Tani . . . and I Believe in Miracles: The Amazing True Story of One Boy’s Journey from Refugee to Chess Champion

All In: An Autobiography
DB104814 20 hours 8 minutes
by Billie Jean King and others
read by various narrators
Autobiography from a tennis legend who won more than thirty-nine grand-slam titles in the 1960s and 1970s. Describes the myriad challenges she’s hurdled--entrenched sexism, an eating disorder, near financial peril after being outed--on her path to publicly acknowledging her sexual identity at the age of fifty-one. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104814 All In: An Autobiography

Mrs. Morhard and the Boys: One Mother’s Vision; the First Boys’ Baseball League, a Nation Inspired
DB105308 8 hours 22 minutes
by Ruth Hanford Morhard
read by Carl Stewart
Biography of a woman who helped start youth baseball in America, written by her daughter-in-law. Explains that during the Great Depression, single mother Josephine Morhard wanted to keep her young son occupied, so she started the first boys’ baseball league in Cleveland. 2019.
DB105308 Mrs. Morhard and the Boys: One Mother’s Vision; the First Boys’ Baseball League, a Nation Inspired

Yoke: My Yoga of Self-Acceptance
DB106406 4 hours 31 minutes
by Jessamyn Stanley
read by Jessamyn Stanley
Autobiographical essays from the African American founder of a wellness company, centered on her relationship to the practice of yoga. A yoga teacher herself, she argues yoga is about applying the hard lessons learned on the mat to the even harder daily project of living. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106406 Yoke: My Yoga of Self-Acceptance

Hiking Through: One Man’s Journey to Peace and Freedom on the Appalachian Trail
DB107237 9 hours 35 minutes
by Paul Stutzman
read by Mike Chamberlain
Memoir of a man who lost his wife to breast cancer and turned his grief into a determination to hike the entirety of the Appalachian Trail. Describes leaving his stable career, traveling to Georgia, and taking his first steps on the Appalachian Trail. Explains that what he learned during the next four and a half months changed his life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.
DB107237 Hiking Through: One Man’s Journey to Peace and Freedom on the Appalachian Trail

The Baseball Whisperer: A Small-Town Coach Who Shaped Big League Dreams
DB107131 8 hours 19 minutes
by Michael Tackett
read by Mike Chamberlain
Journalist profiles Merl Eberly and his Clarinda A’s baseball team, which he coached over the course of five decades, transforming it from a small Iowa town team to a collegiate summer league powerhouse. Describes Merl’s development of scores of major leaguers, including Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.
DB107131 The Baseball Whisperer: A Small-Town Coach Who Shaped Big League Dreams

Stage and Screen

I Was Better Last Night: A Memoir
DB107238 12 hours 35 minutes
by Harvey Fierstein
read by Harvey Fierstein
Memoir of Tony-winning playwright and actor, famous for roles on Broadway and in movies such as Torch Light Trilogy. Born in Brooklyn in 1952, he describes living through the gay rights movements of the seventies and the AIDS crisis of the eighties, through decades of addiction, despair, and ultimate triumph. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107238 I Was Better Last Night: A Memoir

Jayne Mansfield: The Girl Couldn’t Help It
DB104972 17 hours 45 minutes
by Eve Golden
read by Laura Hatch
Profiles an actress who was one of the most famous sex symbols of her time. Explains that Mansfield (1933-1967) proved early in her career that she was adept in both comic and dramatic roles, but her tenacious search for the spotlight caused her to be increasingly snubbed in Hollywood. Strong language. 2021.
DB104972 Jayne Mansfield: The Girl Couldn’t Help It

Bright Lights, Prairie Dust: Reflections on Life, Loss, and Love from Little House’s Ma
DB106413 13 hours 53 minutes
by Karen Grassle
read by Karen Grassle
Memoir of the actress who starred in the TV show Little House on the Prairie from 1974 to 1982. Tells of her youth in California, her start in acting, her years on the hit show, her clashes with costar Michael Landon, and her struggles with depression and addiction. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106413 Bright Lights, Prairie Dust: Reflections on Life, Loss, and Love from Little House’s Ma

From Hollywood with Love: The Rise and Fall (and Rise Again) of the Romantic Comedy
DB107167 10 hours 27 minutes
by Scott Meslow
read by Jeremy Arthur
Culture writer looks at the film genre of romantic comedy. Tracks the genre from its heyday in the ‘80s and ‘90s, its unfortunate decline in the 2000s, and its explosive reemergence in the age of streaming. Features exclusive interviews with the directors, writers, and stars of the iconic films that defined the genre. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107167 From Hollywood with Love: The Rise and Fall (and Rise Again) of the Romantic Comedy

Comedy Comedy Comedy Drama: A Memoir
DB106937 7 hours 55 minutes
by Bob Odenkirk
read by Bob Odenkirk
Memoir of actor who went from small Chicago comedy clubs to writing for Saturday Night Live, before his acting career took a surprising turn to drama with his role on the TV show Breaking Bad. Describes what he has learned from his career successes and failures. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB106937 Comedy Comedy Comedy Drama: A Memoir

Mean...Moody...Magnificent!: Jane Russell and the Marketing of a Hollywood Legend
DB105665 12 hours 19 minutes
by Christina Rice
read by Erin Jones
Los Angeles librarian profiles the actress and activist perhaps best known for her role in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953). Describes Russell’s work with some of Hollywood’s most talented directors and explores reasons her movie career was stalled for nearly a decade. Some strong language. 2021.
DB105665 Mean...Moody...Magnificent!: Jane Russell and the Marketing of a Hollywood Legend

Norman Jewison: A Director’s Life
DB105301 13 hours 14 minutes
by Ira Wells
read by Mark Ashby
University professor looks at the long career of the Canadian-born director of classic films including Moonstruck and Fiddler on the Roof. Uses archives and interviews to examine how Jewison’s passion for his projects sometimes brought him into conflict with studio executives. Strong language. 2021.
DB105301 Norman Jewison: A Director’s Life

US History

The Shattering: America in the 1960s
DB107054 18 hours 25 minutes
by Kevin Boyle
read by Jonathan Yen
Explores the shattering of the American Dream in the late 1950s through the early 1970s through political unrest, violence, assassinations, social inequities, and more. Describes the time period’s conflicts over race, sex, and war. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107054 The Shattering: America in the 1960s

Come Fly the World: The Jet-Age Story of the Women of Pan Am
DB107227 7 hours 35 minutes
by Julia Cooke
read by Andi Arndt
Describes the social impact of the rise of commercial flight, particularly the Pan Am World Airways. Particularly explores the rise of stewardess careers and the opportunities that this path provided for many young women. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107227 Come Fly the World: The Jet-Age Story of the Women of Pan Am

The Cause: The American Revolution and Its Discontents, 1773-1783
DB107223 11 hours 39 minutes
by Joseph J. Ellis
read by Graham Winton
Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Founding Brothers (DB51469) examines the origins and clashing ideologies of America’s revolutionary era. Dissects lesser-known aspects of the conflict, profiles key figures, and explores the varied motivations of those involved. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107223 The Cause: The American Revolution and Its Discontents, 1773-1783

Cuba: An American History
DB107228 23 hours 16 minutes
by Ada Ferrer
read by various narrators
Historian of Cuba recounts the sweeping history of Cuba and its complex ties to the United States, from before the arrival of Columbus to the early twenty-first century. Describes the evolution of the modern nation with its record of conquest and colonization, slavery and freedom, independence and revolutions. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107228 Cuba: An American History

Watergate: A New History
DB107135 25 hours 29 minutes
by Garrett M. Graff
read by various narrators
Journalist and author of The Only Plane in the Sky (DB96933) explores the full scope of the Watergate scandal through the politicians, investigators, journalists, and informants who made it the most influential political event of the modern era. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2022.
DB107135 Watergate: A New History

The Other Madisons: The Lost History of a President’s Black Family
DB105935 7 hours 50 minutes
by Bettye Kearse
read by Karen Chilton
Author details her family’s history, which stemmed from President James Madison’s relationship with his enslaved half sister, Coreen. Confronts her family’s past, discusses their tradition of passing their history along through oral retelling, and recounts her quest to confirm the information her ancestors passed down for generations. 2020.
DB105935 The Other Madisons: The Lost History of a President’s Black Family

The President and the Freedom Fighter: Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and Their Battle to Save America’s Soul
DB106009 6 hours 45 minutes
by Brian Kilmeade
read by Brian Kilmeade
Author of Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates (DB83340) explores the trajectory and impact of the friendship forged between President Abraham Lincoln and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Examines their shared views on slavery and experiences throughout the Civil War. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB106009 The President and the Freedom Fighter: Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and Their Battle to Save America’s Soul

The Nineties: A Book
DB107084 12 hours 42 minutes
by Chuck Klosterman
read by various narrators
Author of But What If We’re Wrong (DB84727) provides an overview of the 1990s in American history. Explores politics, economics, pop culture, technological and social change, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2022.
DB107084 The Nineties: A Book

World History

How Iceland Changed the World: The Big History of a Small Island
DB106922 8 hours 46 minutes
by Egill Bjarnason
read by Einar Gunn
A tour of Iceland’s history, exploring the island nation’s pivotal role in events as diverse as the French Revolution, the Moon Landing, and the foundation of Israel. Begins with the Viking discovery of the island over a millennium ago. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106922 How Iceland Changed the World: The Big History of a Small Island

A Rebel in Auschwitz: The True Story of the Resistance Hero Who Fought the Nazis from inside the Camp
DB107051 5 hours 7 minutes
by Jack Fairweather
read by Betsy Foldes Meiman
Award-winning journalist tells the story of Witold Pilecki, a Polish underground operative who accepted a mission to uncover the fate of thousands interned at a new concentration camp, report on Nazi crimes, raise a secret army, and stage an uprising. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB107051 A Rebel in Auschwitz: The True Story of the Resistance Hero Who Fought the Nazis from inside the Camp

Bloody Ridge and Beyond: A World War II Marine’s Memoir of Edson’s Raiders in the Pacific
DB106836 12 hours 16 minutes
by Marlin Groft and Larry Alexander
read by Joe Barrett
A member of the World War II First Marine Raider Battalion and the co-author of A Higher Call (DB76100) recount a pivotal Pacific battle that took place in 1942 on what came to be called Bloody Ridge. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.
DB106836 Bloody Ridge and Beyond: A World War II Marine’s Memoir of Edson’s Raiders in the Pacific

Tunnel 29: The True Story of an Extraordinary Escape beneath the Berlin Wall
DB107136 9 hours 36 minutes
by Helena Merriman
read by Helena Merriman
The true story of an escape tunnel under the Berlin Wall--the people who built it, the NBC documentary crew that filmed it, the spy who betrayed it, the American government’s attempts to block the film from public viewing, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107136 Tunnel 29: The True Story of an Extraordinary Escape beneath the Berlin Wall

All Standing: The Remarkable Story of the Jeanie Johnston, the Legendary Irish Famine Ship
DB105491 8 hours 19 minutes
by Kathryn Miles
read by Kristin Allison
Fleeing the Great Famine, at least one-tenth of Irish emigrants perished on their voyage to America. But one ship, the Jeanie Johnston, never lost a single passenger. Shares detailed stories of these passengers and the people who kept them safe. Some violence. 2013.
DB105491 All Standing: The Remarkable Story of the Jeanie Johnston, the Legendary Irish Famine Ship

Stranger in the Shogun’s City: A Japanese Woman and Her World
DB106849 10 hours 4 minutes
by Amy Stanley
read by Joy Osmanski
Recounts the life of a priest’s daughter during the first half of the nineteenth century. Details how the woman fled her rural village for Tokyo and made a life for herself in a pivotal time of Japanese history while bucking societal convention. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB106849 Stranger in the Shogun’s City: A Japanese Woman and Her World

The Betrayal of Anne Frank: A Cold Case Investigation
DB107221 10 hours 44 minutes
by Rosemary Sullivan
read by Julia Whelan
Recounts the efforts of a team led by retired FBI agent Vincent Pankoke to uncover the identity of the person who betrayed Anne Frank and her family to the Nazis. Examines their findings and their profiles of potential suspects while describing wartime Amsterdam. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2022.
DB107221 The Betrayal of Anne Frank: A Cold Case Investigation

Voyagers: The Settlement of the Pacific
DB107063 3 hours 55 minutes
by Nicholas Thomas
read by Mark Robertson
Anthropologist charts the course of the seaborne migrations that populated the islands between Asia and the Americas. Draws on insights gained from genetics, linguistics, and archaeology to recount these long-distance migrations, the seagoing technologies that enabled them, and the societies they left in their wake. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107063 Voyagers: The Settlement of the Pacific

Fallen Idols: Twelve Statues That Made History
DB106840 9 hours 8 minutes
by Alex von Tunzelmann
read by Kristin Atherton
Author of Indian Summer (DB67504) explores the act of toppling monuments and the ways that societies remember and confront the past. Focuses on the fall or defacing of statues for historical figures such as General Robert E. Lee, Christopher Columbus, King Leopold II, Winston Churchill, and others. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106840 Fallen Idols: Twelve Statues That Made History

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

Oona
DB106946 0 hours 9 minutes
by Kelly DiPucchio
read by Imani Parks
Oona
and her best friend Otto love to search for treasure and often find trouble instead. But when a sparkly crown remains in a deep, dark rift, Oona’s not sure if she can dive right in. What might be waiting for her in those unknown waters? Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2021.
DB106946 Oona

J.D. and the Hair Show Showdown
DB107266 2 hours 1 minute
by J. Dillard
read by Tivia Lynnell
J.D. the Kid Barber has already won a barber battle and appeared on local TV. Now he’s the youngest barber to be invited to the Beauty Brothers Hair Expo in Atlanta! Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2021.
DB107266 J.D. and the Hair Show Showdown

Map of Flames: The Forgotten Five
DB106944 9 hours 54 minutes
by Lisa McMann
read by Jeremy Carlisle Parker
Five children who are the offspring of supernatural criminals and who have special abilities of their own leave their isolated tropical home and head to the city of Estero, where they hope to find their parents and the treasure they hid years ago. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2022.
DB106944 Map of Flames: The Forgotten Five

Playing a Dangerous Game
DB106306 4 hours 22 minutes
by Patrick Ochieng
read by Tony Tambi
In 1970s Kenya, ten-year-old Lumush and his three friends discover a criminal operation that puts both themselves and their families in danger. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9. 2021.
DB106306 Playing a Dangerous Game

Pilar Ramirez and the Escape from Zafa
DB107137 7 hours 14 minutes
by Julian Randall
read by Amanda Alcántara
Twelve-year-old Pilar Violeta Ramirez ventures to Zafa, an island where Dominican myths and legends come to life, and where her cousin is being held captive in a sinister magical prison. Pilar must defeat the Dominican bogeyman if she hopes to free Natasha and return to Chicago. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2022.
DB107137 Pilar Ramirez and the Escape from Zafa

The Demigod Diaries: The Heroes of Olympus
DB106912 5 hours 35 minutes
by Rick Riordan
read by various narrators
Collection of short stories featuring the demigods Luke, Thalia, Percy, Annabeth, and more. In “The Diary of Luke Castellan,” Luke details his early days before arriving at Camp Half-Blood. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2012.
DB106912 The Demigod Diaries: The Heroes of Olympus

The Demigod Files: Percy Jackson & the Olympians
DB106833 3 hours 9 minutes
by Rick Riordan
read by Jesse Bernstein
A guide to the world of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, from what to do when encountering Medusa to interacting with a Minotaur. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2009.
DB106833 The Demigod Files: Percy Jackson & the Olympians

The Ickabog
DB105445 6 hours 50 minutes
by J.K. Rowling
read by Mare Trevathan
As the legend of the fearsome Ickabog spreads terror in the peaceful kingdom of Cornucopia, best friends Bert and Daisy set out to discover the truth and bring happiness back to the kingdom. For grades 3-6. 2020.
DB105445 The Ickabog

Symbiosis: Shuri
DB106872 5 hours 44 minutes
by Nic Stone
read by Anika Noni Rose
When someone successfully breaks into the royal palace of Wakanda, the search begins for this interloper, a mysterious “symbiote” with superhuman speed and strength. Clues lead Shuri to the Jabari Lands, a remote, unforgiving part of the country, and what she discovers will be more shocking than she could have imagined. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2022.
DB106872 Symbiosis: Shuri

The Vanished: Shuri
DB106874 5 hours 51 minutes
by Nic Stone
read by Anika Noni Rose
Princess Shuri hears whispers of exceptionally talented young girls across the world going missing. A young environmental scientist in Kenya, a French physics prodigy--the list of the missing keeps growing and growing, and Shuri is next. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2021.
DB106874 The Vanished: Shuri

I Survived the California Wildfires, 2018
DB106923 1 hour 55 minutes
by Lauren Tarshis
read by Shaun Taylor-Corbett
After his father’s arrest, Josh and his mom head to California to escape their tattered lives. But an innocent trip to the forest turns deadly as Josh and his cousin Holly find themselves in the path of a fast-moving firestorm. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2020.
DB106923 I Survived the California Wildfires, 2018

I Survived the Galveston Hurricane, 1900
DB106844 2 hours 8 minutes
by Lauren Tarshis
read by various narrators
1900. No one believes the booming city of Galveston, Texas, could be struck by a horrible disaster. But eleven-year-old Charlie soon finds himself battling the screaming wind and the waves of a hurricane all alone. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2021.
DB106844 I Survived the Galveston Hurricane, 1900

Animals and Wildlife

Pete the Cat: Talent Show Trouble
DB106305 0 hours 8 minutes
by Kimberly Dean and James Dean
read by James Fouhey
Pete the Cat’s school hosts a talent show! Pete knows just what to sign up for--playing the guitar. But when he writes his name on the list, he is surprised to see Grumpy Toad also signed up for the same talent. Commercial audiobook. For preschool-grade 2. 2021.
DB106305 Pete the Cat: Talent Show Trouble

Madeline Finn and the Therapy Dog
DB107247 0 hours 12 minutes
by Lisa Papp
read by Merissa Czyz
Madeline Finn hopes Star can become a therapy dog, but he must pass his exam. After much practice, Madeline Finn and Star are off to Walker Oaks, a retirement community where Star will take his tests. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2020.
DB107247 Madeline Finn and the Therapy Dog

¡Vamos! Let’s Go to the Market
DB106756 0 hours 24 minutes
by Raúl the Third
read by Gary Tiedemann
As Little Lobo and his dog, Bernabé, make deliveries, they stop to visit his friends who sell candy, comic books, and puppets in the bustling border town market. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2019.
DB106756 ¡Vamos! Let’s Go to the Market

Mel Fell
DB106711 0 hours 10 minutes
by Corey R. Tabor
read by Eva Wilhelm
A little bird goes on a journey, from a downward fall to triumphant flight. For preschool-grade 2. 2021.
DB106711 Mel Fell

Blindness and Physical Disabilities

My City Speaks
DB106712 0 hours 4 minutes
by Darren Lebeuf
read by Eva Wilhelm
A little girl who is blind explores the city she loves on the way to her recital. Schneider Family Book Award. For preschool-grade 2. 2021.
DB106712 My City Speaks

Family

War Stories
DB107064 6 hours 17 minutes
by Gordon Korman
read by Jonathan Todd Ross
Twelve-year-old Trevor loves playing war-based video games, and he idolizes his great-grandfather Jacob, who came home from World War II as a celebrated hero. When Jacob wants to return with Trevor to the small French village that his unit liberated, not everyone in the town wants Jacob to come. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2020.
DB107064 War Stories

A Soft Place to Land
DB106369 6 hours 10 minutes
by Janae Marks
read by Imani Parks
Twelve-year-old Joy dreams of composing music for the movies, but first she has to survive her family’s move into a small apartment when her father loses his job. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2021.
DB106369 A Soft Place to Land

Stuntboy, in the Meantime
DB105877 2 hours 50 minutes
by Jason Reynolds
read by various narrators
Portico Reeves’ secret identity as Stuntboy allows him to use his superpower keep everybody safe, but when his superhero parents start fighting a lot he feels the responsibility to save them. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2021.
DB105877 Stuntboy, in the Meantime

Operation Sisterhood
DB107150 8 hours 42 minutes
by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
read by Kristen Ariza
Eleven-year-old Bo is used to it being just her and her mom in their cozy New York apartment. But when her mom gets married, Bo must adjust to her new sisters and a music-minded blended family that is much larger, louder, and more complex than she ever imagined. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2022.
DB107150 Operation Sisterhood

Something Special for Me
DB106368 0 hours 12 minutes
by Vera B. Williams
read by Martha Plimpton
Rosa has a hard time deciding on the perfect present to buy with the coins that her mother, grandmother, aunt, and uncle have saved for her birthday. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 1983.
DB106368 Something Special for Me

I Am the Storm
DB104009 0 hours 10 minutes
by Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y.
read by Dawn Ursula
As the climate shifts, families experience weather emergencies, including a tornado, a blizzard, a forest fire, and a hurricane, finding joy in preparedness and resilience. For preschool-grade 2. 2020.
DB104009 I Am the Storm

Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon
DB106854 0 hours 9 minutes
by Kat Zhang
read by Cindy Kay
When her teacher asks everyone to make their own dragon, Amy feels stuck. Her first dragon has a long, wingless body, stag-like horns, and eagle claws, but her friends don’t think it’s a real dragon. Then she makes dragons like theirs, but none of them feels quite right. After school, a story from Grandma sparks new inspiration. For preschool-grade 2. 2020.
DB106854 Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon

Fantasy

Curse of the Forgotten City: Emblem Island, Book 2
DB106035 7 hours 22 minutes
by Alex Aster
read by Ramon De Ocampo
Tor, Engle, and Melda must stop a band of cursed pirates from taking over their home. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2021.
DB106035 Curse of the Forgotten City: Emblem Island, Book 2

Grumplets and Pests: Zoey and Sassafras
DB106372 1 hour 11 minutes
by Asia Citro
read by Janina Edwards
Excited about spending their summer with magical friends, Zoey and Sassafras are surprised to see everyone so grumpy. After a string of bad days, Zoey suspects something is afoot. It’s up to Zoey and Sassafras to solve the mystery before they end up with one bummer of a summer. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2019.
DB106372 Grumplets and Pests: Zoey and Sassafras

Unicorns and Germs: Zoey and Sassafras
DB106371 1 hour 6 minutes
by Asia Citro
read by Janina Edwards
An earthquake shakes Zoey’s house. Or maybe it’s a unicorn-quake? An enormous new friend arrives in a lot of pain, and it’s getting worse every day. Zoey must work with her mom and Sassafras to find a cure--and quickly! Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2018.
DB106371 Unicorns and Germs: Zoey and Sassafras

The Princess in Black and the Giant Problem
DB107270 0 hours 22 minutes
by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale
read by Julia Whelan
The Princess in Black is ready for her snowy playdate with the Goat Avenger and the Princess in Blankets. It’s a perfect day to build snow monsters and battle them for practice. But when they’re about to wage battle, a huge foot smashes their wintry creations. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3 and older readers. 2020.
DB107270 The Princess in Black and the Giant Problem

The Captive Kingdom: The Ascendance Series, Book 4
DB106427 10 hours 26 minutes
by Jennifer A. Nielsen
read by Charlie McWade
A Prozarian captain believes King Jaron has committed unspeakable acts and attacks the king’s ship. The Prozarians seem to know a great deal about Jaron’s long-missing older brother, Darius, the rightful heir to Carthya--who may be alive after all. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2020.
DB106427 The Captive Kingdom: The Ascendance Series, Book 4

Quidditch through the Ages
DB106848 3 hours 13 minutes
by J.K. Rowling
read by various narrators
A history of the game avidly enjoyed and played at Hogwarts School. Begins with the evolution of the flying broomstick--which Harry Potter excels at maneuvering. Discusses the rules of Quidditch, famous teams of other centuries, and worldwide developments of the game. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2001.
DB106848 Quidditch through the Ages

The Tales of Beedle the Bard
DB106929 1 hour 38 minutes
by J.K. Rowling
read by various narrators
The heroes and heroines who triumph in these five stories demonstrate great kindness, common sense, and ingenuity rather than powerful magic. In “The Fountain of Fair Fortune,” three woeful witches and a sad knight struggle to reach the fountain together before nightfall. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2007.
DB106929 The Tales of Beedle the Bard

Root Magic
DB106014 9 hours 56 minutes
by Eden Royce
read by Imani Parks
Wadmalaw, South Carolina. Eleven-year-old twins Jezebel and Jay begin lessons in rootwork for healing and protection. As they train, they face threats from the local police deputy, school bullies, and others. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2021.
DB106014 Root Magic

Friendship

The Shape of Thunder
DB106411 7 hours 12 minutes
by Jasmine Warga
read by various narrators
Twelve-year-old neighbors and former best friends Cora Hamed and Quinn McCauley begin working together to open a wormhole so they can travel through time to prevent the school shooting that resulted in the death of Cora’s sister. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2021.
DB106411 The Shape of Thunder

General

Wonder Walkers
DB106723 0 hours 3 minutes
by Micha Archer
read by Eva Wilhelm
Two curious children go for a walk, asking imaginative questions about the natural beauty that surrounds them. For preschool-grade 2. 2021.
DB106723 Wonder Walkers

Have You Ever Seen a Flower?
DB106722 0 hours 4 minutes
by Shawn Harris
read by Eva Wilhelm
A child experiences a flower by seeing its colors, smelling its fragrance, and imagining a tiny world within it. For preschool-grade 2. 2021.
DB106722 Have You Ever Seen a Flower?

Growing Up

What Is Love?
DB106715 0 hours 7 minutes
by Mac Barnett
read by Steven Carpenter
A boy sets out to find someone to answer a question that he asks his grandmother, and eventually his quest leads him back home. For preschool-grade 2. 2021.
DB106715 What Is Love?

They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid’s Poems
DB106023 1 hour 44 minutes
by David Bowles
read by Andres Zuno
A novel in verse. Güero and his misfit crew--los Bobbys--discover girls and occasionally get into trouble by the Mexican border. Güero copes with life’s challenges by writing poetry, after encouragement from his teacher. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2018.
DB106023 They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid’s Poems

Fifty-Four Things Wrong with Gwendolyn Rogers
DB106408 8 hours 25 minutes
by Caela Carter
read by Hope Newhouse
Frustrated, eleven-year-old Gwendolyn Rogers reads a confidential school report listing all of her issues and comes up with her own plan to control her behaviors. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2021.
DB106408 Fifty-Four Things Wrong with Gwendolyn Rogers

Parker Shines On: Another Extraordinary Moment
DB105955 0 hours 16 minutes
by Parker Curry and Jessica Curry
read by Susan Spain
Young Parker wonders about what it takes to be a real ballet dancer. The first step may be opening her heart. For preschool-grade 2. 2021.
DB105955 Parker Shines On: Another Extraordinary Moment

Historical Fiction

Kingdom’s Hope
DB106943 3 hours 36 minutes
by Chuck Black
read by various narrators
Leinad’s skill with a sword helps free his people from Lord Fairos’s slavery, but he must again take up the fight against the evil of the Dark Knight when the rest of the country turns away from the King and the Code. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2006.
DB106943 Kingdom’s Hope

Mighty Inside
DB106417 6 hours 52 minutes
by Sundee T. Frazier
read by Kevin R. Free
The thought of starting high school makes Melvin’s stutter worse, along with his growing awareness that racism is everywhere, but he can’t mutely stand by as one of the few Black kids in school. His new friend Lenny, who is Jewish and loves the saxophone, encourages Melvin to take some risks. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2021.
DB106417 Mighty Inside

Freewater
DB106684 9 hours 44 minutes
by Amina Luqman-Dawson
read by various narrators
After fleeing the plantation where they were enslaved, siblings Ada and Homer discover the secret community of Freewater. They work with freeborn Sanzi to protect their new home from the encroaching dangers of the outside world. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2022.
DB106684 Freewater

Holidays

The Christmas Pig
DB105478 6 hours 39 minutes
by J.K. Rowling
read by Dawn Ursula
Jack loves his childhood toy, Dur Pig. DP has always been there for him, through good and bad--until one Christmas Eve, when something terrible happens: DP is lost. But Jack’s newest toy, the Christmas Pig (DP’s replacement), has a daring plan to find him. For grades 3-6. 2021.
DB105478 The Christmas Pig

Too Many Tamales
DB106370 0 hours 12 minutes
by Gary Soto
read by Alma Cuervo
Maria tries on her mother’s wedding ring while helping make tamales for a Christmas family get-together. Panic ensues when, hours later, she realizes the ring is missing. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 1993.
DB106370 Too Many Tamales

Humor

A Sick Day for Amos McGee
DB106017 0 hours 12 minutes
by Philip C. Stead
read by Jim Dale
Zookeeper Amos McGee always takes time to visit his good friends the elephant, tortoise, penguin, rhinoceros, and owl. But one day, Amos stays home because he is sick--and receives an unexpected visit. Commercial audiobook. Caldecott Medal. For preschool-grade 2. 2010.
DB106017 A Sick Day for Amos McGee

Erik vs. Everything
DB106430 5 hours 33 minutes
by Christina Uss
read by Matt Godfrey
Each member of Erik Sheepflattener’s modern-day Viking-heritage family has a motto. Erik is developing a slogan he can believe in: avoid stuff. When he and his sisters spend the summer with their rough-and-tumble cousins in Minnesota, Bru, his axe-wielding sister, gets the idea to name and conquer all of Erik’s fears. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2021.
DB106430 Erik vs. Everything

Religious Themes

Bare Tree and Little Wind: A Story for Holy Week
DB107074 0 hours 11 minutes
by Mitali Perkins
read by Chanté McCormick
Little Wind and the trees of Jerusalem can’t wait for Real King to visit. But Little Wind is puzzled when the king doesn’t look as he expected. His wise friend Bare Tree helps him learn that strength, sacrifice, and new life can spring up even when all hope is lost. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2022.
DB107074 Bare Tree and Little Wind: A Story for Holy Week

Scary Stories

The Puppet’s Payback and Other Chilling Tales
DB106311 4 hours 6 minutes
by Mary Downing Hahn
read by various narrators
A collection of spooky short stories. Each tale turns something ordinary--a pigeon, a white dress, a stranger on the bus, a puppet--into a sinister link to the supernatural. The author discusses how she came to write ghost stories. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2020.
DB106311 The Puppet’s Payback and Other Chilling Tales

The Birthday Party of No Return! Goosebumps: Hall of Horrors
DB106515 2 hours 47 minutes
by R.L. Stine
read by Matt Braver
Lee Hargrove desperately wants to win a scholarship to Summer Sports Camp. His school is holding a competition, and the winner gets to attend the camp for free. But things go wrong when he gets envious of another friend’s never-ending luck. For grades 3-6. 2012.
DB106515 The Birthday Party of No Return! Goosebumps: Hall of Horrors

Don’t Scream! Goosebumps: Hall of Horrors
DB106504 2 hours 52 minutes
by R.L. Stine
read by Andy Pyle
Jack Harmon, who is bullied at school, finds a cell phone and hears a strange voice who wants him to do bad things. For grades 3-6. 2012.
DB106504 Don’t Scream! Goosebumps: Hall of Horrors

The Five Masks of Dr. Screem: Goosebumps; Hall of Horrors
DB106506 3 hours 18 minutes
by R.L. Stine
read by Jill Fox
Monica Anderson, who thinks her biggest problem is taking her karate-chopping younger brother, Peter, trick-or-treating, is wrong; Monica and Peter must defeat the evil Dr. Screem, who is after five ugly ancient masks that have the power to manipulate the world around them. For grades 3-6. 2011.
DB106506 The Five Masks of Dr. Screem: Goosebumps; Hall of Horrors

Night of the Giant Everything: Goosebumps; Hall of Horrors
DB106510 2 hours 37 minutes
by R.L. Stine
read by Andy Pyle
Steven, a practical joker, is tricked by his friends into drinking a strange mixture of chemicals that causes him to shrink, and he must make it through his house and the dangers inside to reach his normal size. For grades 3-6. 2011.
DB106510 Night of the Giant Everything: Goosebumps; Hall of Horrors

Why I Quit Zombie School: Goosebumps; Hall of Horrors
DB106513 2 hours 57 minutes
by R.L. Stine
read by Alec Volz
When Matt’s parents send him to a strange boarding school, where the students move at a dead-slow pace, he begins to suspect he has been enrolled in a school for zombies. For grades 3-6. 2011.
DB106513 Why I Quit Zombie School: Goosebumps; Hall of Horrors

Children’s Nonfiction

Adventure

Race to the Bottom of the Earth: Surviving Antarctica
DB107139 5 hours 19 minutes
by Rebecca E.F. Barone
read by Kate Mulligan
Recounts two historic races. In 1910, Captain Robert Scott prepared his crew for a trip no one had ever completed: a journey to the South Pole. Then, one hundred eight years later, Captain Louis Rudd readied himself for a similarly grueling task: the first solo crossing of treacherous Antarctica. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2021.
DB107139 Race to the Bottom of the Earth: Surviving Antarctica

The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and a Climber’s Life
DB107239 5 hours 44 minutes
by Mark Synnott
read by Roger Wayne
Recounts Alex Honnold’s unprecedented solo climb of Yosemite’s El Capitan, describing the feat along with the other climbing expeditions that populated his amateur and professional experiences. Adapted for Younger Readers by Hampton Synnott. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9. 2021.
DB107239 The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and a Climber’s Life

Animals and Wildlife

Dr. Octopus
DB107081 0 hours 5 minutes
by Dana Church
read by Narrator Unknown
Scientists snorkel in Bermuda looking for information on octopuses. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2018.
DB107081 Dr. Octopus

How to Eat Scorpions: Meerkat Pups Go to Survival School
DB107140 0 hours 9 minutes
by Ana María Rodríguez
read by Narrator Unknown
Discusses how meerkat pups learn to find food. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2018.
DB107140 How to Eat Scorpions: Meerkat Pups Go to Survival School

Meet the Marine Iguana: Halfway between the North and South Poles Live Lizards That Eat Only from the Sea
DB107142 0 hours 3 minutes
by Sherry Shahan
read by Narrator Unknown
Various facts about marine iguanas in the Galapagos. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2018.
DB107142 Meet the Marine Iguana: Halfway between the North and South Poles Live Lizards That Eat Only from the Sea

Arts

Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos
DB106861 0 hours 19 minutes
by Monica Brown
read by Adriana Sananes
Recounts artist Frida Kahlo’s beloved pets--two monkeys, a parrot, three dogs, two turkeys, an eagle, a black cat, and a fawn--and playfully considers how Frida embodied many wonderful characteristics of each animal. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2017.
DB106861 Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos

Black Ballerinas: My Journey to Our Legacy
DB106518 2 hours 8 minutes
by Misty Copeland
read by Phaedra Eason
Award-winning author and American Ballet Theatre principal dancer celebrates women dancers of color who have influenced her on and off the stage. Discusses the legacy of these women who have fundamentally changed the landscape of American ballet from the early 20th century to today. For grades 5-8. 2021.
DB106518 Black Ballerinas: My Journey to Our Legacy

Biography

Child of the Flower-Song People: Luz Jiménez, Daughter of the Nahua
DB106522 0 hours 32 minutes
by Gloria Amescua
read by Gabriela García
Fictionalized account of a Nahua girl who grew up in Mexico during the early 1900s. Describes her experiences modeling for artists and working with scholars to preserve Nahuatl language and stories, which led to her being known as the “Soul of Mexico.” For grades K-3. 2021.
DB106522 Child of the Flower-Song People: Luz Jiménez, Daughter of the Nahua

Accused: My Story of Injustice
DB107219 1 hour 5 minutes
by Adama Bah
read by various narrators
Shares harrowing personal experience of being wrongly accused of terrorism. Describes how after the events of September 11, 2001, Bah began experiencing discrimination and dehumanization as prejudice toward Muslim people grew. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9. 2021.
DB107219 Accused: My Story of Injustice

Because Claudette
DB106835 0 hours 9 minutes
by Tracey Baptiste
read by Joniece Abbott-Pratt
A picture book biography about Claudette Colvin, the teen whose activism launched the Montgomery bus boycott, and a celebration of collective action. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2022.
DB106835 Because Claudette

Fossil Hunter: How Mary Anning Changed the Science of Prehistoric Life
DB107232 1 hour 47 minutes
by Cheryl Blackford
read by Moira Quirk
Profiles Mary Anning, the Victorian fossil hunter who changed scientific thinking about prehistoric life and would become one of the most celebrated paleontologists of all time. Describes her childhood on the south coast of England, a region rich in fossils, and teenaged discovery pf England’s first complete ichthyosaur. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2022.
DB107232 Fossil Hunter: How Mary Anning Changed the Science of Prehistoric Life

Dovey Undaunted: A Black Woman Breaks Barriers in the Law, the Military, and the Ministry
DB106860 4 hours 32 minutes
by Tonya Bolden
read by Karen Chilton
Traces Dovey Johnson Roundtree’s life from her childhood in Jim Crow North Carolina through her adulthood, illuminating a fearless lawyer in American history who believed the law should serve the people, and places her in the context of twentieth-century civil rights and African American culture. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2021.
DB106860 Dovey Undaunted: A Black Woman Breaks Barriers in the Law, the Military, and the Ministry

Feed Your Mind: A Story of August Wilson
DB106545 0 hours 54 minutes
by Jen Bryant
read by David Sadzin
Like many of August Wilson’s plays, this story is told in two acts, revealing how Wilson grew up to be one of the most influential American playwrights. Describes his experiences receiving the Pulitzer Prize for Drama twice. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2019.
DB106545 Feed Your Mind: A Story of August Wilson

From the Tops of the Trees
DB106373 0 hours 12 minutes
by Kao Kalia Yang
read by Kao Kalia Yang
The author reflects on a time when she was a young girl who had never known life outside a refugee camp and remembers her father, who was determined to help her dream beyond the fences that confine them. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2021.
DB106373 From the Tops of the Trees

Cooking

What’s So Hot about Spices?
DB107143 0 hours 7 minutes
by Gail Jarrow
read by Narrator Unknown
The history and health benefits of the world’s spices. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2018.
DB107143 What’s So Hot about Spices?

Government and Politics

Just Help! How to Build a Better World
DB106845 0 hours 14 minutes
by Sonia Sotomayor
read by various narrators
A young Sonia knows the value of civic engagement and community service, and enlists the help of others to create a better world. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2022.
DB106845 Just Help! How to Build a Better World

History

Exploring the White House: Inside America’s Most Famous Home
DB106447 4 hours 13 minutes
by Kate Andersen Brower
read by Patricia Santomasso
Journalist surveys the history of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, its residents, and the roles of the staff members. Explains what goes on behind the scenes at important state events, describes visits of foreign dignitaries, and highlights a ghost or two. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2020.
DB106447 Exploring the White House: Inside America’s Most Famous Home

Bones Unearthed! Creepy and True
DB106519 5 hours 14 minutes
by Kerrie Logan Hollihan
read by Carol Jacobanis
Investigates remarkable discoveries of skeletal remains and what they reveal about human civilization. Includes cryptic tales of murder and mayhem that span cultures and millennia, from Aztec skull racks, the cannibals of Jamestown, and Benjamin Franklin’s basement boneyard, to frozen sailors in the Arctic and the centuries-long search for the body of King Richard III. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2021.
DB106519 Bones Unearthed! Creepy and True

Ambushed! The Assassination Plot against President Garfield
DB106713 4 hours 58 minutes
by Gail Jarrow
read by Carl Stewart
Award-winning author examines the relationship between President Garfield and his assassin, Guiteau, and relates the gruesome details of Garfield’s slow and agonizing death that lasted eighty days. Jarrow reveals the medical mistakes made, including the faulty diagnoses and outdated treatments that led to the president’s demise. YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2021.
DB106713 Ambushed! The Assassination Plot against President Garfield

The Founders Unmasked: True History
DB106841 3 hours 6 minutes
by Jennifer Sabin
read by various narrators
Broadcast journalist examines the personal and political actions of the Founding Fathers regarding slavery. Discusses the lives of two important African American figures of the time, Sally Hemings and Frederick Douglass. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2022.
DB106841 The Founders Unmasked: True History

We Are Still Here! Native American Truths Everyone Should Know
DB107065 0 hours 51 minutes
by Traci Sorell
read by various narrators
Native American kids from different tribes present historical and contemporary time periods, struggles, and victories to their classmates, each ending with a powerful refrain: we are still here. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2021.
DB107065 We Are Still Here! Native American Truths Everyone Should Know

Attack on Pearl Harbor: The True Story of the Day America Entered World War II
DB107073 0 hours 57 minutes
by Shelley Tanaka
read by Charles Carroll
Traces events leading up to and resulting from the December 7, 1941, Japanese attack on American battleships at Pearl Harbor, which brought the United States into World War II. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2001.
DB107073 Attack on Pearl Harbor: The True Story of the Day America Entered World War II

Boy from Buchenwald: The True Story of a Holocaust Survivor
DB106935 7 hours 10 minutes
by Robbie Waisman and Susan McClelland
read by Peter Berkrot
Memoir of a Holocaust survivor who, along with more than 470 abused boys from Buchenwald, a brutal concentration camp, was taken to a rehabilitation center that gave him and other teen boys the chance to learn how to live again. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2021.
DB106935 Boy from Buchenwald: The True Story of a Holocaust Survivor

Your Legacy: A Bold Reclaiming of Our Enslaved History
DB107069 0 hours 27 minutes
by Schele Williams
read by Schele Williams
Introduction to African American history and cultures that celebrates and honors enslaved ancestors, acknowledging their accomplishments and sacrifices. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2021.
DB107069 Your Legacy: A Bold Reclaiming of Our Enslaved History

Music

What Is Hip-Hop?
DB106714 0 hours 13 minutes
by Eric Morse
read by Carl Stewart
Introduces young readers to hip-hop music through rhyming verse and describes legendary hip-hop figures such as Run-D.M.C., LL Cool J, Beastie Boys, Salt-N-Pepa, Tupac, and more. For grades 2-4. 2017.
DB106714 What Is Hip-Hop?

What Is Punk?
DB106716 0 hours 7 minutes
by Eric Morse
read by Steven Carpenter
An introduction to the punk music revolution, from London’s Clash and Sex Pistols to the Ramones and more. For grades 2-4. 2015.
DB106716 What Is Punk?

Beyoncé
DB106855 2 hours 17 minutes
by Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl
read by Tyla Collier
Covers the international superstar and feminist icon’s Texas childhood, achievements as a member of Destiny’s Child, meteoric solo career, and influence as an equal-rights activist. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2021.
DB106855 Beyoncé

Nature and the Environment

Ice: Chilling Stories from a Disappearing World
DB104575 3 hours 41 minutes
by Laura Buller and others
read by Michael Russotto
Explores the icy regions of our planet, the life that thrives in those freezing conditions, and the altering effects of climate change. For grades 4-7. 2019.
DB104575 Ice: Chilling Stories from a Disappearing World

The Wild World Handbook: How Adventurers, Artists, Scientists--and You--Can Protect Earth’s Habitats
DB107067 4 hours 19 minutes
by Andrea Debbink
read by Inés del Castillo
Describes the wonder of the natural world that surrounds us--from the Amazon rainforest to the snowy peaks of Mount Everest. Argues that as the threat of climate change grows, it’s more important than ever to show appreciation for our planet by taking action. Includes advice and true-adventure accounts. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2021.
DB107067 The Wild World Handbook: How Adventurers, Artists, Scientists--and You--Can Protect Earth’s Habitats

Science and Technology

Living in a Wildlife Camp
DB107141 0 hours 8 minutes
by Claire J. Griffin
read by Narrator Unknown
Overview of the life of a family in Botswana. The parents are researchers who study wild dogs. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2018.
DB107141 Living in a Wildlife Camp

When Kids Hunt Fossils
DB107144 0 hours 8 minutes
by Gail Jarrow
read by Narrator Unknown
Students dig through dirt to help with scientific research. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2018.
DB107144 When Kids Hunt Fossils

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. 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.

Español

La Estirpe de Lilith: Trilogía Xenogénesis (Lilith’s Brood: The Xenogenesis Trilogy)
DB105354 30 hours 2 minutes
por Octavia E. Butler
leído por Mario Rios
Lilith Iyapo está en los Andes llorando la muerte de su familia cuando la guerra destruye la Tierra. Siglos después, es resucitada por una raza llamada Oankali, que busca rescatar la Tierra fusionándose genéticamente con la humanidad. Lilith y el resto de la humanidad ahora deben compartir el mundo con los extraños resultados de esa unión. Traducido de la edición en inglés de 1987. Contiene algo de lenguaje ofensivo y algunas descripciones de índole sexual.
(Lilith Iyapo is in the Andes mourning the death of her family when war destroys Earth. Centuries later, she is resurrected by a race called the Oankali, who seek to rescue Earth by merging genetically with mankind. Lilith and the rest of humanity must now share the world with the uncanny results of that union. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Spanish language.) 2021.
DB105354 La Estirpe de Lilith: Trilogía Xenogénesis (Lilith’s Brood: The Xenogenesis Trilogy)

Palabras de Fuego: Cómo Casiodoro de Reina Se Entregó por el Libro que Cambiaría la Historia (Words of Fire: How Casiodoro de Reina Gave His Life for the Book That Would Change History)
DB105416 6 horas 22 minutos
por Mario Escobar
leído por Luis Carlos De La Lombana
España, 1557. Con la llegada de la imprenta, la teología protestante se extiende por Europa y preocupa a la Iglesia Católica. Un monje sevillano, Casiodoro de Reina, tiene planes de traducir la Biblia al español, pero es perseguido por la Inquisición, incluso en el exilio. Contiene algunas descripciones de violencia.
(Spain, 1557. With the advent of the printing press, Protestant theology is spreading throughout Europe and worrying the Catholic Church. A Sevillian monk, Casiodoro de Reina, has plans to translate the Bible into Spanish, but is pursued by the Inquisition, even in exile. Some violence. Spanish language.) 2021.
DB105416 Palabras de Fuego: Cómo Casiodoro de Reina Se Entregó por el Libro que Cambiaría la Historia (Words of Fire: How Casiodoro de Reina Gave His Life for the Book That Would Change History)

En el País que Amamos: Mi Familia Dividida (In the Country We Love: My Family Divided)
DB103580 10 horas 40 minutos
por Diane Guerrero y Michelle Burford
leído por Catherine Nunez
La actriz de Orange Is the New Black reflexiona sobre la deportación de sus padres a Colombia y cómo fue crecer en Boston sin ellos. Guerrero habla de las luchas de los inmigrantes indocumentados y sugiere formas de ayudar. Contiene lenguaje ofensivo y algunas descripciones de violencia.
(Actress from Orange Is the New Black reflects on her parents’ deportation to Colombia and what it was like growing up in Boston without them. Guerrero discusses the struggles of undocumented immigrants and suggests ways to help. Strong language and some violence. Spanish language.) 2016.
DB103580 En el País que Amamos: Mi Familia Dividida (In the Country We Love: My Family Divided)

La Orden (The Order)
DB103015 9 horas 51 minutos
por Daniel Silva
leído por Luis Carlos De La Lombana
Cuando muere el Papa Pablo VII, Gabriel es llamado para investigar las circunstancias de su muerte. Entonces, Gabriel descubre una oscura sociedad católica que no se detendrá ante nada para mantener en secreto un evangelio oculto que el difunto Papa estaba investigando. Traducido de la edición en inglés de 2020. Contiene algunas descripciones de violencia.
(When Pope Paul VII dies, Gabriel is summoned to investigate the circumstances of his death. Consequently, Gabriel uncovers a shadowy Catholic society that will stop at nothing to keep quiet a secret gospel being researched by the late Pope. Some violence. Spanish language.) 2020.
DB103015 La Orden (The Order)

NW London (NW)
DB105697 12 horas 39 minutos
por Zadie Smith
leído por Luis Alberto Orozco
Noroeste de Londres. Los treintañeros Leah, Natalie, Felix y Nathan crecieron en la misma vivienda popular, pero tomaron caminos muy diferentes, aunque sus vidas siguen cruzándose. Traducido de la edición en inglés de 2012. Contiene lenguaje ofensivo y algunas descripciones explícitas de índole sexual.
(Northwest London. Thirty-somethings Leah, Natalie, Felix, and Nathan grew up in the same down-and-out council estate but took very different paths, though their lives still intersect. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Spanish language.) 2013.
DB105697 NW London (NW)

Pasión de Historia y Otras Historias de Pasión (Passion for History and Other Stories of Passion)
DB106500 4 horas 9 minutos
por Ana Lydia Vega
leído por Cinthia Ortiz
Colección de relatos policíacos llenos de humor en los que la premiada autora puertorriqueña utiliza la sátira y la parodia para explorar temas como la violencia doméstica y la relación entre ficción y realidad. Contiene algo de lenguaje ofensivo y algunas descripciones de índole sexual. Premio Juan Rulfo Internacional.
(Collection of humorous crime stories in which the prize-winning Puerto Rican author uses satire and parody to explore topics such as domestic violence and the relationship between fiction and reality. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Juan Rulfo Prize. Spanish language.) 1987.
DB106500 Pasión de Historia y Otras Historias de Pasión (Passion for History and Other Stories of Passion)

El Olvidado (The Forgotten)
DB105540 13 horas 32 minutos
por Elie Wiesel
leído por César Torreblanca
Elhanan Rosenbaum, superviviente del Holocausto, padece la enfermedad de Alzheimer y quiere compartir recuerdos importantes con su hijo. Le cuenta a Malkiel el martirio de su padre y su amor por Talia, que murió al nacer Malkiel. Pero a Elhanan le persigue un crimen en un pueblo rumano. Traducido de la edición en francés de 1992. Contiene algo de lenguaje ofensivo, descripciones de violencia, y algunas descripciones de índole sexual.
(Elhanan Rosenbaum, a Holocaust survivor, has Alzheimer’s disease and wants to share important memories with his son. He tells Malkiel about his father’s martyrdom and his love for Talia, who died at Malkiel’s birth. But Elhanan is haunted by a crime in a Romanian village. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Spanish language.) 2015.
DB105540 El Olvidado (The Forgotten)

Tema Libre (Free Theme)
DB105695 4 horas 2 minutos
por Alejandro Zambra
leído por Luis Alberto Orozco
Colección de escritos misceláneos del premiado autor chileno que se unen como una fuerte defensa de la creación literaria. Contiene algo de lenguaje ofensivo.
(Collection of miscellaneous writings by award-winning Chilean author that come together as a strong defense of literary creation. Some strong language. Spanish language.) 2018.
DB105695 Tema Libre (Free Theme)

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