Talking Book Topics January-February 2023

Volume 89, Number 1

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Table of Contents

In Brief

NLS launches listserv for patrons

Want to learn how to make the most of the services NLS provides? The NLS Patron Engagement Section now hosts an announce-only listserv that will include information and updates about NLS programs, services, and products that might be of interest to patrons. New posts will be added to the list a few times a week. If you are interested in signing up for this listserv, please send your name and email address to the Patron Engagement Section at [email protected]. You will be able to unsubscribe yourself from the list at any time.

First publisher-provided descriptions appear in BBR

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

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

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

New braille magazine available

NLS recently added Better Homes and Gardens to its braille magazine collection. The first NLS issue is available for immediate download from BARD. To subscribe to it in hard-copy braille, please contact your network library.

NLS launches new online catalog

Finding your next great read is easier than ever with the new NLS Catalog search features. Launched in December 2022, NLS Catalog replaces the existing Voyager search interface at https://nlscatalog.loc.gov. The new NLS Catalog is friendly to screen readers and other assistive tools and boasts a new, clean design and advanced search functionality. The catalog allows patrons to quickly download books from BARD through direct links in catalog listings, request books be added to the NLS collections, and contact librarians with questions. Other features include the ability to email yourself information about a title and save your searches.

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.

Additional COVID tests available by mail

On December 15, the US government reopened its program to provide by mail free COVID-19 tests to every US household. Households who previously reached their maximum test allotment are now eligible for an additional set of tests. This includes 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 External or call 800-232-0233.

Free same-day Paxlovid delivery available from Walgreens

Individuals who have COVID-19 and have received a prescription for Paxlovid, an oral anti-viral therapy, may have their prescription delivered to their doorstep free of charge if they live within 15 miles of a participating Walgreens location. For more information, visit https://news.walgreens.com/press-center/news/walgreens-launches-free-paxlovid-delivery-services-with-doordash-and-uber.htm External.

Seedlings Book Angel program expands

Seedlings Braille Books for Children, a nonprofit devoted to increasing literacy by providing high-quality free and low-cost braille books for children, now offers five free braille books per calendar for individuals ages 0–21. For more information and to order your free braille books, visit www.seedlings.org External.

Google updates instructions for using Gmail with a screen reader

Patrons who use Google’s free Gmail email service may find helpful tips on improving their Gmail experience at https://support.google.com/mail/answer/90559?hl=en External. The expanded article describes using keyboard shortcuts to access features within the website’s recently updated layout.

Books for Adults

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

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

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

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

Adult Fiction

Adventure

The Letter for the King
DB102828 15 hours 40 minutes
by Tonke Dragt
read by Matt Addis
Tiuri answers a request to deliver an urgent letter to a distant kingdom across the Great Mountains—a journey that will threaten his life and teach him the true meaning of knighthood. Translated from the 1962 Dutch edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For junior and senior high readers. 2015.
DB102828 The Letter for the King

The Last Little Blue Envelope
DB103275 7 hours 20 minutes
by Maureen Johnson
read by Emily Durante
Seventeen-year-old Ginny precipitously travels from her home in New Jersey to London when she receives a message from an unknown man, telling her he has the letters that were stolen just before she completed a series of mysterious tasks assigned by her now-dead aunt, an artist. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high readers. 2011.
DB103275 The Last Little Blue Envelope

Sink or Swim
DB107375 1 hour 28 minutes
by Tash McAdam
read by Kristin Allison
Shy trans teen Bass reluctantly skips school and goes on a boat trip with his adventurous girlfriend, Rosie. When a sudden storm smashes their boat on the rocky shore of a deserted island, Bass and Rosie struggle to make it to safety. Bruised and battling hypothermia, the pair have to work together to survive. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB107375 Sink or Swim

Steel Tide
DB103067 11 hours 7 minutes
by Natalie C. Parker
read by Rebecca Soler
Rescued by the Blades, a nomadic crew hiding from Aric Athair, Caledonia seeks their help to find the Mors Navis and her sisters, defeat Aric's fleet, and take back the Bullet Seas. Sequel to Seafire (DB92267). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.
DB103067 Steel Tide

Travelers along the Way: A Robin Hood Remix
DB107294 8 hours 22 minutes
by Aminah Mae Safi
read by Shiromi Arserio
In this reimagination of the legend of Robin Hood, Rahma al-Hud and her older sister Zeena travel to Jerusalem for a final mission, and on their way they assemble a ragtag band of misfits and get swept up in Holy Land politics. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2022.
DB107294 Travelers along the Way: A Robin Hood Remix

Namesake
DB102879 8 hours 56 minutes
by Adrienne Young
read by Emma Lysy
With the Marigold ship free of her father, Fable and its crew become pawns in a notorious thug's scheme. Meanwhile, she learns that the secrets her mother took to her grave are putting people in danger. Sequel to Fable (DB101290). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB102879 Namesake

Family

A Family Affair
DB107793 8 hours 57 minutes
by Robyn Carr
read by Thérèse Plummer
Anna McNichol has always worked to ensure her three children have every advantage she didn't. And while her marriage has its problems, she believes in “till death do us part.” But life can change in an instant, and when her husband dies suddenly, Anna's carefully constructed world falls apart. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107793 A Family Affair

A Beast in Paradise
DB102865 5 hours 38 minutes
by Cécile Coulon
read by Eva Wilhelm
When Emilienne's grandchildren Blanche and Gabriel are orphaned, she takes them in. Blanche grows up to take control of the family farm, but her relationship with Alexandre is toxic and threatens what she loves. Translated from the 2019 French edition. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2021.
DB102865 A Beast in Paradise

One of the Good Ones
DB103178 9 hours 52 minutes
by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite
read by various narrators
After Kezi, an activist, dies under mysterious circumstances following a social justice rally, her family reels in the aftermath. But as Kezi becomes another immortalized victim in the fight against police brutality, Happi questions the idealized remembrance of her sister. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB103178 One of the Good Ones

Fantasy

Rule of Wolves
DB103174 17 hours 47 minutes
by Leigh Bardugo
read by Lauren Fortgang
As Fjerda's massive army prepares to invade, Nikolai will summon every bit of his ingenuity and charm to win this fight, and Zoya must embrace her powers to become the weapon her country needs. Sequel to King of Scars (DB93918). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB103174 Rule of Wolves

In Every Generation
DB106638 13 hours 14 minutes
by Kendare Blake
read by Mary March
As Frankie learns magic from her mother, Willow, a new student shows up at New Sunnydale High School with news that the annual Slayer convention has been the target of an attack. Frankie must become a slayer-witch, prevent the Hellmouth from opening again, and find out what happened to her aunt Buffy. Strong language and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2022.
DB106638 In Every Generation

Lore
DB102852 15 hours 44 minutes
by Alexandra Bracken
read by Eva Wilhelm
Every seven years, there is a hunt that offers the mortal descendants of gods the opportunity to claim their divinity by killing any of the nine immortals made vulnerable for one night. One aggrieved offspring, Lore, emerges for her vengeance. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB102852 Lore

Master of Sorrows: The Silent Gods, Book 1
DB103280 19 hours 19 minutes
by Justin Travis Call
read by Peter Kenny
Orphan Annev wishes to become one of the Academy of Chaenbalu's skilled leaders. He struggles to hide his own forbidden magical abilities, even as he is caught between the warring ideologies of his mentor and the Academy's master. This conflict intensifies when he learns the truth of his own identity. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB103280 Master of Sorrows: The Silent Gods, Book 1

Chain of Iron: The Last Hours, Book 2
DB102962 23 hours 14 minutes
by Cassandra Clare
read by Finty Williams
Cordelia's romantic dreams must be put on hold when a serial killer begins targeting the Shadowhunters of London, sending the Merry Thieves on the trail of a knife-wielding killer. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB102962 Chain of Iron: The Last Hours, Book 2

The Unbroken: Magic of the Lost, Book 1
DB102840 18 hours 23 minutes
by C.L. Clark
read by Rasha Zamamiri
Soldier Touraine and her company are sent to quell a rebellion in her homeland. Meanwhile, Luca seeks someone who can sway the rebels to peace while Luca focuses on dethroning her uncle. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102840 The Unbroken: Magic of the Lost, Book 1

Wayward Witch
DB102843 10 hours 32 minutes
by Zoraida Córdova
read by Almarie Guerra
Before she can return home to help heal her broken family, teenaged Rose Mortiz must come to terms with her new powers and work with others to save the magical land of Adas. Sequel to Bruja Born (DB92131). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2020.
DB102843 Wayward Witch

Castle Spellbound: Castle Perilous, Book 7
DB106273 5 hours 43 minutes
by John DeChancie
read by Shawn Hertel
When the magical defense system of Lord Incarnadine's Castle Perilous malfunctions during a party full of bizarre guests, everyone is sent spinning through space. Sequel to Castle Dreams (DB106272). Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 1992.
DB106273 Castle Spellbound: Castle Perilous, Book 7

The Puppetmaster's Apprentice
DB103179 10 hours 54 minutes
by Lisa DeSelm
read by Liz Pearce
Pirouette, the puppetmaster's daughter, races to create wooden assassins and bring them to life or face the same fate as her father. As she feverishly works to save her father and herself, Pirouette questions if her masterpiece may instead be a monster. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2020.
DB103179 The Puppetmaster's Apprentice

Kissed: Includes Belle, Sunlight and Shadow, Winter's Child
DB106901 19 hours 48 minutes
by Cameron Dokey
read by Elizabeth Rose
Collection of three books in the Once upon a Time Series. In Belle (2008), the protagonist must save her father from a Beast. In Sunlight and Shadow (2004), Mina is freed from the Dark. In Winter's Child (2009), lifelong friends Grace and Kai drift apart. For junior and senior high readers. 2009.
DB106901 Kissed: Includes Belle, Sunlight and Shadow, Winter's Child

In the Serpent's Wake
DB106924 18 hours 6 minutes
by Rachel Hartman
read by Katharine Lee McEwan
Tess sails south as a spy, hunting for evidence of politically motivated crimes, while also hunting for the last World Serpent that could save her friend, Pathka. Sequel to Tess of the Road (DB90513). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2022.
DB106924 In the Serpent's Wake

The Lost Dreamer
DB107439 10 hours 55 minutes
by Lizz Huerta
read by various narrators
Indir is a Dreamer, descended from a long line of seers; able to see beyond reality, she carries the rare gift of Dreaming truth. But the new king wants to bring the Dreamers to a permanent end. Indir's destiny becomes entwined with Saya, an untrained seer, and they both defiantly resist the patriarchal state that would see them destroyed. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2022.
DB107439 The Lost Dreamer

A Queen of Gilded Horns
DB102882 10 hours 37 minutes
by Amanda Joy
read by Keylor Leigh
After learning the truth about her heritage, Eva is on the run with her sister Isa as her captive. But with the Queendom of Myre on the brink of revolution, Eva and Isa must make peace with each other to save their kingdom. Sequel to A River of Royal Blood (DB101472). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB102882 A Queen of Gilded Horns

The Wide Starlight
DB103068 8 hours 47 minutes
by Nicole Lesperance
read by Brittany Pressley
Eli was six when her mother disappeared off a remote glacier on Svalbard and under the glove of the Northern Lights. Now at age sixteen, she returns determined to discover what really happened. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB103068 The Wide Starlight

Ghost Girl in the Corner: A Shadowshaper Novella
DB102820 2 hours 55 minutes
by Daniel José Older
read by Anika Noni Rose
Izzy and Tee suffer from relationship problems, but when a young girl goes missing, they need to break through their distance and reconnect before someone else is in danger. Strong language. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016.
DB102820 Ghost Girl in the Corner: A Shadowshaper Novella

The Midnight Bargain
DB103281 11 hours 52 minutes
by C.L. Polk
read by Moira Quirk
Beatrice Clayborn practices magic in secret, dreading the day she will be locked in a marital collar that will cut off her powers completely. Her family's finances are totally dependent upon her finding a good match, even as Beatrice finds a grimoire with the key to a magical future. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB103281 The Midnight Bargain

Magic Dark and Strange
DB103278 5 hours 59 minutes
by Kelly Powell
read by Karissa Vacker
Catherine Daly's ability to awaken the dead for a final goodbye goes awry when she and Guy Nolan, the watchmaker's son, seek a watch but find, instead, a boy whose return from the dead draws danger to the three. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2020.
DB103278 Magic Dark and Strange

The Queen's Resistance
DB106948 12 hours 35 minutes
by Rebecca Ross
read by various narrators
Though Brienna has just survived a revolution, one that will finally return a queen to the throne, she faces another difficult challenge. She must prove herself trustworthy to the MacQuinns. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.
DB106948 The Queen's Resistance

The Empire of Ashes
DB107677 23 hours 48 minutes
by Anthony Ryan
read by various narrators
A powerful drake has risen, and it commands an army of both beasts and men. Rogue Blood-blessed Claydon Torcreek, Syndicate agent Lizanne Lethridge and Ironship captain Corrick Hilemore have been spread to disparate corners of the world, but they are united in their desire to defeat the White Drake and the Spoiled who follow it. Sequel to Legion of Flame (DB88825). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
DB107677 The Empire of Ashes

Gallant
DB107935 7 hours 44 minutes
by V.E. Schwab
read by Julian Rhind-Tutt
Summoned from boarding school, Olivia arrives home—to Gallant, where no one is expecting her. But she is not about to leave, even if her cousin is hostile or she sees half-formed ghouls haunting the hallways. Olivia knows that Gallant
is hiding secrets, and she is determined to uncover them. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2022.
DB107935 Gallant

Castles in Their Bones
DB107334 14 hours 13 minutes
by Laura Sebastian
read by Roisin Rankin
Royal triplets—Sophronia, Daphne, and Beatriz—begin arranged marriages to princes of neighboring nations to fulfill their mother's intention to reign over the continent. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2022.
DB107334 Castles in Their Bones

House of Hollow
DB102984 9 hours 12 minutes
by Krystal Sutherland
read by Eleanor Bennett
Something happened to Iris Hollow and her two older sisters, Grey and Vivi, when they were children that they can't remember and that left them with half-moon scars. When Grey goes missing, Iris must decipher the mystery of their past. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB102984 House of Hollow

When the Tiger Came down the Mountain
DB103105 2 hours 23 minutes
by Nghi Vo
read by Cindy Kay
The cleric Chih and their companions face a band of hungry tigers. To survive long enough for the mammoths to rescue them, Chih unwinds the story of the tiger and her scholar lover. Sequel to The Empress of Salt and Fortune (DB102223). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB103105 When the Tiger Came down the Mountain

Fireheart Tiger
DB103041 2 hours 31 minutes
by Aliette de Bodard
read by Eva Wilhelm
Princess Thanh returns to her mother's court after years as a political hostage. In her new role as a diplomat, she crosses paths with her first love, Eldris. But Eldris wants more than romance—he has plans for Thanh's home as well. 2021.
DB103041 Fireheart Tiger

The Queen's Secret
DB102883 9 hours 10 minutes
by Melissa de la Cruz
read by various narrators
Lovers Cal and Lilac battle dark forces apart from each other, and the strength of their love—and their kingdom—face the ultimate test. Sequel to The Queen's Assassin (DB98674). Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB102883 The Queen's Secret

Folktales

Beauty Sleep: A Retelling of “Sleeping Beauty”
DB106899 6 hours 47 minutes
by Cameron Dokey
read by Elizabeth Rose
Princess Aurore's family learns at birth that she is cursed to prick her finger when she turns 16 and sleep for 100 years. Forbidden from handling needles, Aurore is freed from sewing and embroidery duties. Instead she goes on adventures that prepare her to save her kingdom. For junior and senior high readers. 2002.
DB106899 Beauty Sleep: A Retelling of “Sleeping Beauty”

General

The Arsonists' City
DB107028 19 hours 37 minutes
by Hala Alyan
read by Leila Buck
The Nasr family is spread across the globe, yet they've always had their ancestral home in Beirut—a constant touchstone—and the complicated, messy family love that binds them. But following his father's recent death, Idris, the family's new patriarch, has decided to sell. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107028 The Arsonists' City

Foregone
DB102817 11 hours 23 minutes
by Russell Banks
read by Stephen Mendel
Septuagenarian leftist documentary filmmaker Leonard Fife is dying of cancer. He gives a last interview to a former star student, to whom he discloses his experiences as a draft dodger who fled to a new life in Montreal. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102817 Foregone

Milk Fed
DB103078 6 hours 51 minutes
by Melissa Broder
read by Melissa Broder
Rachel is twenty-four, a lapsed Jew who has made calorie restriction her religion. Her therapist encourages her to take a ninety-day communication detox from her controlling mother, at which point Rachel meets Miriam, a zaftig young Orthodox Jewish woman who is intent on feeding Rachel. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103078 Milk Fed

The Nine Lives of Rose Napolitano
DB102907 9 hours 9 minutes
by Donna Freitas
read by Kristen Sieh
When Rose and Luke first married, they agreed that children were not in the plan, but at some point Luke changed his mind. In nine different versions of Rose's life, she grapples with the decision of whether to have a child and the different ways her choices play out. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102907 The Nine Lives of Rose Napolitano

The Music of Bees
DB103079 11 hours 0 minutes
by Eileen Garvin
read by Thérèse Plummer
Three lonely strangers in a rural Oregon town are brought together by happenstance on a local honeybee farm, where they find surprising friendship, healing—and maybe even a second chance—just when they least expect it. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103079 The Music of Bees

Raft of Stars
DB102989 11 hours 47 minutes
by Andrew J. Graff
read by Lincoln Hoppe
Ten-year-olds Fischer “Fish” Branson and Dale “Bread” Breadwin flee to the woods of northern Wisconsin believing that they have killed Bread's abusive father. Hoping to flee on the river, they improvise a raft. Four adults search for the boys as their raft approaches dangerous rapids. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102989 Raft of Stars

Pure Colour
DB107345 3 hours 52 minutes
by Sheila Heti
read by Sheila Heti
When Mira leaves home for study, she meets Annie, whose tremendous power opens something within her. Years later, her beloved father dies. When his spirit passes into her, Mira must remember the human world she's left behind. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107345 Pure Colour

Whereabouts
DB103192 3 hours 26 minutes
by Jhumpa Lahiri
read by Susan Vinciotti Bonito
For one unnamed woman, the Italian city she calls home acts as a companion. Traversing the streets around her house, in parks, piazzas, museums, stores, and coffee bars, she feels less alone as she takes comfort in her routines. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103192 Whereabouts

The Bad Muslim Discount
DB103088 12 hours 26 minutes
by Syed M. Masood
read by various narrators
When Anvar’s family moves from Pakistan to California, his devout mother and brother adjust easily to life in America, but Anvar fully commits to being a bad Muslim. Meanwhile, Safwa, a young girl living in war-torn Baghdad, will find a very different and far more dangerous path to America. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103088 The Bad Muslim Discount

How Beautiful We Were
DB102942 14 hours 10 minutes
by Imbolo Mbue
read by various narrators
In the fictional African village of Kosawa, a people live in fear amid environmental degradation wrought by an American oil company. Pipeline spills have rendered farmlands infertile. Children are dying from drinking toxic water. Left with few choices, the people of Kosawa decide to fight back. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102942 How Beautiful We Were

Sinners & Saints
DB103118 10 hours 10 minutes
by Victoria Christopher Murray and ReShonda Tate
read by Patricia R. Floyd
Both Jasmine Larson Bush of New York and Rachel Jackson Adams of Houston want their preacher husbands to become head of the American Baptist Coalition. The two women will do just about anything to achieve their goals—but they soon discover a common enemy. Commercial audiobook. 2012.
DB103118 Sinners & Saints

Peaces
DB102971 7 hours 53 minutes
by Helen Oyeyemi
read by various narrators
When Otto and Xavier Shin declare their love, an aunt gives them a trip on a sleeper train to mark their new commitment—and to get them out of her house. Setting off with their pet mongoose, Otto and Xavier discover their train is no ordinary locomotive. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102971 Peaces

The Women I Love
DB106624 7 hours 40 minutes
by Francesco Pacifico
read by Gregory Maupin
Marcello, an editor and poet, is on the brink of his forties. He is writing a novel about women. But unfortunately for Marcello, the women in his life resist definition. Translated from the 2018 Italian edition. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2021.
DB106624 The Women I Love

Elektra
DB107930 10 hours 40 minutes
by Jennifer Saint
read by various narrators
In ancient Greece, three women are tangled in an ancient curse. Clytemnestra, wife of Agamemnon, is betrayed by her husband on the eve of the Trojan War. Cassandra is cursed with seeing the future, including what will befall Troy. And Elektra, Clytemnestra and Agamemnon's youngest daughter, wants only for her beloved father to return home from war. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107930 Elektra

Gold Diggers
DB102821 10 hours 23 minutes
by Sanjena Sathian
read by Rama Vallury
Neil Narayan is an under-achieving second-generation teenager growing up in the Bush-era Atlanta suburbs. He can't seem to be successful like his sister or his best friend, Anita. But Anita has a secret to her success, and it involves stolen jewelry and alchemy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102821 Gold Diggers

Good Company
DB103082 9 hours 2 minutes
by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
read by Marin Ireland
Flora Mancini has been happily married for more than twenty years. But everything she thought she knew about her marriage is upended when she stumbles upon an envelope containing her husband's wedding ring, which he had said was lost years before. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB103082 Good Company

Historical Fiction

Jewel of the Nile
DB107455 12 hours 52 minutes
by Tessa Afshar
read by Lynnette R. Freeman
While her dark skin is proof that her father was Cushite, Chariline knows nothing else about her parents. On a visit to her grandfather before his retirement as the Roman official in the queen's court, Chariline overhears that her father is still alive—and begins to search for him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107455 Jewel of the Nile

The Sculptress
DB107429 14 hours 38 minutes
by V.S. Alexander
read by Sarah Mollo-Christensen
May 1917. Sculptress Emma Lewis Swan's husband, Tom, has gone to serve in France. On the bustling sidewalk she spies a returned soldier. His brutally scarred face inspires first pity, and then something more—a determination to use her skill to make masks for disfigured soldiers. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107429 The Sculptress

The Price of Blood
DB107029 14 hours 49 minutes
by Patricia Bracewell
read by Heather Wilds
England, 1006. A beleaguered Æthelred—still haunted by his brother's ghost—governs with an iron fist. Unwillingly thrust into marriage to Æthelred, Emma of Normandy has given the king a son and heir, but theirs has never been a happy marriage. Sequel to Shadow on the Crown (DB76294). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.
DB107029 The Price of Blood

The Library of Legends
DB102830 11 hours 22 minutes
by Janie Chang
read by Emily Woo Zeller
1937. When the city of Nanjing is bombed by the Japanese, nineteen-year-old Hu Lian is ordered to flee with her university community. They form a convoy to walk a thousand miles to safety. Lian and her fellow students are also entrusted with a priceless treasure, the Library of Legends. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB102830 The Library of Legends

Beautiful Exiles
DB106477 11 hours 2 minutes
by Meg Waite Clayton
read by Kristin Allison
Key West, 1936. Headstrong journalist Martha Gellhorn is confident with words but less so with men when she meets disheveled literary titan Ernest Hemingway in a dive bar. Their friendship flourishes in Madrid while they're covering the Spanish Civil War. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2018.
DB106477 Beautiful Exiles

The Women of Chateau Lafayette
DB102848 23 hours 57 minutes
by Stephanie Dray
read by various narrators
In three very different eras, women are tied to the legacy of a château in the heart of France. They include the wife of the Marquis de Lafayette in 1774, a New York socialite in 1914, and a schoolteacher in 1940. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102848 The Women of Chateau Lafayette

With a Star in My Hand: Rubén Darío, Poetry Hero
DB107490 2 hours 14 minutes
by Margarita Engle
read by Martin Untrojb
A novel in verse about the life and work of Rubén Darío, a Nicaraguan poet who started life as an abandoned child and grew to become the father of a new literary movement. Includes historical notes. For junior and senior high readers. 2020.
DB107490 With a Star in My Hand: Rubén Darío, Poetry Hero

The Heiress: The Revelations of Anne de Bourgh
DB102938 11 hours 47 minutes
by Molly Greeley
read by Ell Potter
In this spin-off from Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Anne de Bourgh grew up sheltered and dreamy, knowing she would one day marry her cousin Fitzwilliam Darcy. When her father dies, Anne stops taking her daily dose of laudanum and decides to take control of her own life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102938 The Heiress: The Revelations of Anne de Bourgh

Sister Stardust
DB107817 8 hours 54 minutes
by Jane Green
read by Fiona Hardingham
In the 1960s, Claire escapes her small-town life for a new one in London, where she mingles with rock stars and celebrities. Then, on a trip to Morocco, she meets Talitha Getty, the glamorous wife of an oil baron, and the two become kindred spirits. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107817 Sister Stardust

Libertie
DB102829 12 hours 14 minutes
by Kaitlyn Greenidge
read by Channie Waites
Coming of age as a freeborn Black girl in Reconstruction-era Brooklyn, Libertie
Sampson is all too aware that her mother, a practicing physician, wants Libertie
to go to medical school. But Libertie, drawn more to music than science, wants to forge her own path. Some violence and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102829 Libertie

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

Yellow Wife
DB102908 9 hours 34 minutes
by Sadeqa Johnson
read by Robin Miles
Born on a plantation, Pheby Delores Brown has lived a relatively privileged life. She is promised her freedom, but instead she finds herself thrust into the bowels of the most infamous slave jail in Virginia. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102908 Yellow Wife

Sunflower Sisters
DB103103 17 hours 53 minutes
by Martha Hall Kelly
read by various narrators
Georgeanna Woolsey is a Union nurse during the Civil War whose calling leads her to cross paths with Jemma, a young enslaved girl who is sold off and conscripted into the army, and Anne-May Wilson, a Southern plantation mistress whose husband enlists. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103103 Sunflower Sisters

Word of Honor
DB103006 13 hours 3 minutes
by Robert N. Macomber
read by J.P. Linton
1901. Three years after the end of the Spanish-American War, US Navy Captain Peter Wake is called in to explain his decisions and actions in the Caribbean during the wartime summer of 1898. As he briefs his interrogators, Wake recalls his battles on land and sea. Some strong language. 2020.
DB103006 Word of Honor

The Social Graces
DB103060
hours minutes
by Renée Rosen
read by various narrators
In 1876 New York, Caroline Astor was society's most powerful hostess. Alva Vanderbilt married into one of America's richest families. But what good is dizzying wealth when society refuses to acknowledge you? Alva, who knows what it is to have nothing, will do whatever it takes to have everything. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103060 The Social Graces

Ali and Nino
DB106262 8 hours 37 minutes
by Kurban Said
read by Barry Bernson
Ali and Nino
grow up together in Baku, on the Caspian Sea, where they are drawn into the events of World War I and the Russian Revolution. While Ali joins the defense of Azerbaijan from the Red Army, Nino flees to the safety of Paris with their child. Translated from the 1937 German edition. Some violence. 1970.
DB106262 Ali and Nino

The Shadow War
DB102990 12 hours 29 minutes
by Lindsay Smith
read by Cary Hite
A group of teenagers—Daniel, Rebeka, Simone, Phillip, and Liam—each dealing with personal demons, fight dark magic and race to control a portal to a shadow world filled with monsters before the Nazi regime can do the same. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2020.
DB102990 The Shadow War

The Elephant of Belfast
DB103062 10 hours 54 minutes
by S. Kirk Walsh
read by Charlotte McCurry
Belfast, October 1940. Twenty-year-old zookeeper Hettie Quin arrives at the city docks in time to meet her new charge: an orphaned three-year-old Indian elephant named Violet. She will protect Violet as WWII rages on and Belfast itself is bombed by the Germans. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103062 The Elephant of Belfast

The Final Revival of Opal & Nev
DB102932 13 hours 19 minutes
by Dawnie Walton
read by various narrators
With rumors swirling of a possible reunion, a music journalist plans an oral history of a duo from the 1970s avant-garde music scene. Readers learn of the unusual musical partnership between Detroit-native Opal Jewel, a provocative singer of Afro-Punk before the genre was coined, and Neville Charles, a red-headed Englishman. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102932 The Final Revival of Opal & Nev

Human Relationships

The Newcomer
DB103190 14 hours 33 minutes
by Mary Kay Andrews
read by Kathleen McInerney
After she discovers her sister Tanya dead in New York, Letty Carnahan is certain Tanya's ex, sleazy real estate entrepreneur Evan, killed her. She grabs her niece Maya and goes on the run, finding refuge in the sleepy retirement community of Treasure Island, Florida. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103190 The Newcomer

Does My Body Offend You?
DB107687 12 hours 56 minutes
by Mayra Cuevas and Marie Marquardt
read by various narrators
Neither Malena nor Ruby expected to be leaders of their high school's dress code rebellion. Meanwhile, the girls have to face their own insecurities and biases, as well as the ups and downs of their newfound friendship. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2022.
DB107687 Does My Body Offend You?

Heartbreak Symphony
DB107794 9 hours 49 minutes
by Laekan Zea Kemp
read by various narrators
In the Monte Vista neighborhood of San Antonio, teenaged musicians Aarón and Mia grow close as they share and struggle to overcome the emotional pain of their troubled home lives. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2022.
DB107794 Heartbreak Symphony

The Test
DB107495 3 hours 12 minutes
by Peggy Kern
read by Phaedra Eason
After trying to forget about a brief fling with Oscar, sixteen-year-old Liselle worries that she might be pregnant and doesn't know where to turn for help. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. For senior high readers. 2011.
DB107495 The Test

Kiss & Tell
DB107360 7 hours 53 minutes
by Adib Khorram
read by various narrators
On boy band Kiss & Tell's first major tour, lead singer Hunter Drake grapples with a painful breakup with his first boyfriend, his first rebound, and the stress of what it means to be queer in the public eye. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2022.
DB107360 Kiss & Tell

The Big Reveal
DB106829 8 hours 14 minutes
by Jen Larsen
read by Kristin Allison
Addie is a dancer, a true-blue friend, and a fat, fierce, and driven young woman. After her talent gets her into a prestigious dance academy for the summer, Addie realizes she can't afford to go. Refusing to give up, Addie and her friends decide to put on a top-secret, invitation-only burlesque show to raise funds. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB106829 The Big Reveal

Required Reading for the Disenfranchised Freshman
DB107272 7 hours 25 minutes
by Kristen R. Lee
read by Kacie Rogers
Upon arriving at the prestigious Wooddale University, seventeen-year-old Savannah Howard comes face-to-face with microaggressions and outright racism—but if she stands up for justice, will she endanger her future? Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2022.
DB107272 Required Reading for the Disenfranchised Freshman

The Last Words We Said
DB107039 9 hours 11 minutes
by Leah Scheier
read by Mare Trevathan
Nine months after Danny disappeared, his closest friends, Ellie, Rae, and Deenie, deal with their loss very differently, but will have to share secrets about the night he disappeared to uncover the truth. Chapters alternate between past and present. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB107039 The Last Words We Said

The French for Love
DB102933 6 hours 26 minutes
by Fiona Valpy
read by Esther Wane
Gina has lost her perfect job, her boyfriend, and her favorite aunt all within the space of a few months. So when she inherits her aunt's ramshackle French house, Gina decides to pack her bags for the Bordeaux countryside. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.
DB102933 The French for Love

LGBTQ+ Themes

For the Love of April French
DB106481 8 hours 45 minutes
by Penny Aimes
read by Stephen Van Doren
April doesn't do relationships and she never asks for more. As a trans woman, she's used to being a stop for others on their way to a happily-ever-after. Then she meets Dennis at the local kink club, and considers finally letting someone in. Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2021.
DB106481 For the Love of April French

Curious Wine
DB106663 5 hours 41 minutes
by Katherine V. Forrest
read by Mare Trevathan
Diana Holland, needing a break, heads for a girls weekend at Lake Tahoe. There she meets Lane Christianson, her roommate for the trip. Diana always believed herself to be straight, but the more time she spends with Lane, the more she realizes that may not be the case. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1983.
DB106663 Curious Wine

Young Mungo
DB107722 13 hours 43 minutes
by Douglas Stuart
read by Chris Reilly
Growing up in a housing estate in Glasgow, Mungo and James should be sworn enemies—Mungo a Protestant and James a Catholic. Yet against all odds, they become best friends as they find a sanctuary in the pigeon dovecote that James has built for his prize racing birds. As they fall in love, they dream of finding somewhere they belong. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107722 Young Mungo

Mystery and Detective

No Cooperation from the Cat
DB102876 7 hours 16 minutes
by Marian Babson
read by Sarah Nichols
Trixie's daughter, Martha, is frantically rushing to finish testing recipes for her cookbook, with help from her editor, Jocasta. The plot thickens when Martha discovers she was not the first choice for the book, and the previous author died under suspicious circumstances at a cooking demonstration. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.
DB102876 No Cooperation from the Cat

Piece of Cake Mysteries, Books 1-3
DB103004 26 hours 55 minutes
by Jacklyn Brady
read by Catherine Byers
Three mysteries, written in 2011 and 2012, starring pastry chef Rita Lucero, who has recently inherited her husband's New Orleans bakery. Includes A Sheetcake Named Desire, Cake on a Hot Tin Roof, and Arsenic and Old Cake. Includes recipes. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2012.
DB103004 Piece of Cake Mysteries, Books 1-3

How to Knit a Murder: A Seaside Knitters Society Mystery
DB103095 8 hours 48 minutes
by Sally Goldenbaum
read by Julie McKay
Rose Chopra befriends the Seaside Knitters when she rescues a yarn shipment in Izzy's shop from water damage. Unsuprisingly, the knitters have their doubts when the enigmatic handywoman is accused of murdering controversial entrepreneur Spencer Paxton, a man whose company threatened to bulldoze Sea Harbor's art district. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
DB103095 How to Knit a Murder: A Seaside Knitters Society Mystery

A Murderous Tangle: A Seaside Knitters Society Mystery
DB103097 9 hours 27 minutes
by Sally Goldenbaum
read by Julie McKay
Charming environmentalist Tess Bean has taken Sea Harbor by storm, especially Birdie's granddaughter and Izzy's Irish Setter, but not everyone is charmed by her questioning the “clean” practices of local small businesses. When a bar owner is murdered, Tess is suspect number one. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB103097 A Murderous Tangle: A Seaside Knitters Society Mystery

A Garland of Bones
DB102936 9 hours 48 minutes
by Carolyn Haines
read by Kate Forbes
Southern P.I. Sarah Booth Delaney and her work bestie Tinkie are taking Christmas to-go this year. On a holiday road trip, Sarah and Tinkie's plans are threatened by suspicious accidents injuring people close to them. With help from a hunky sheriff, the girls try to stop a grinch. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB102936 A Garland of Bones

Street Music
DB107925 10 hours 41 minutes
by Timothy Hallinan
read by Victor Bevine
Eight years after American travel writer Poke Rafferty and his Thai wife, Rose, adopted a street child from Bangkok named Miaow, the family is celebrating the arrival of Poke and Rose's son while navigating emotional land mines of family ties. When a fellow expat goes missing, Poke searches for him and finds someone he had thought gone forever. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB107925 Street Music

What the Devil Knows: A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery
DB103182 9 hours 35 minutes
by C.S. Harris
read by Davina Porter
1814. As European leaders converge on Vienna for the conference to end the Peninsular Wars, a Bow Street investigator is killed in the same method as murders he investigated three years before. The suspected killer died in his cell, and now Sebastian St. Cyr must uncover the truth. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103182 What the Devil Knows: A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery

One Got Away
DB103098 10 hours 49 minutes
by S.A. Lelchuk
read by January LaVoy
Bookseller and private investigator Nikki Griffin is hired to find the conman who defrauded the matriarch of one of San Francisco's wealthiest families—and the money. Nikki's secret mission is revenge against men who've caused women harm, but she soon realizes no one is telling her the whole truth. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103098 One Got Away

Murder in Old Bombay
DB103115 16 hours 4 minutes
by Nev March
read by Vikas Adam
1892. The case of two women who apparently committed suicide captures the attention of Captain Jim Agnihotri while he's recovering from injuries. He contacts the widower of one of the women and begins investigating. But long-hidden secrets are disturbed, and Jim triggers an ominous chain of events. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB103115 Murder in Old Bombay

Quilting Mystery, Books 5-8
DB102797 32 hours 4 minutes
by Mary Marks
read by Catherine Byers
Four mysteries, written 2017-2020, featuring quilting enthusiast turned amateur sleuth Martha Rose, and her close-knit circle of crafty friends. Includes Knot What You Think, Knot My Sister's Keeper, Knot on Her Life, and Knot of This World. Some violence and some strong language. 2020.
DB102797 Quilting Mystery, Books 5-8

Taken Too Soon: A Quaker Midwife Mystery
DB102789 8 hours 2 minutes
by Edith Maxwell
read by Erin Jones
1889. Midwife Rose Carroll finally marries her fiancé David Dodge. As they celebrate, a disturbing telegram arrives. The young ward of Rose's aunt has died, and Rose is needed on Cape Cod. She investigates the death, finding more and more suspects. Some violence. 2020.
DB102789 Taken Too Soon: A Quaker Midwife Mystery

Buried to the Brim
DB102925 7 hours 17 minutes
by Jenn McKinlay
read by Karyn O'Bryant
Scarlett Parker and Vivian Tremont are commissioned to make sweet matching hats for Scarlett's relative, Betty, and Freddy, her corgi, to help them win Best in Show. When a sponsor of the dog show is murdered and Betty is framed, Vivian and Scarlett jump to catch the real killer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB102925 Buried to the Brim

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

The Body in the Wake: A Faith Fairchild Mystery
DB102924 6 hours 40 minutes
by Katherine Hall Page
read by Tanya Eby
Faith Fairchild, amateur sleuth and caterer, finally has time to herself. Her family is staying busy outside of their Penobscot Bay cottage, and she only needs to worry about relaxing with friends. Then a dead body with a mysterious tattoo and faraway connections appears in the Lily Pond. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB102924 The Body in the Wake: A Faith Fairchild Mystery

A Cold Touch of Ice: A Mamur Zapt Mystery
DB106483 7 hours 1 minute
by Michael Pearce
read by Stephen Van Doren
Gareth Owen, British chief of Cairo's Secret Police, is being pulled in opposite political directions. When an Italian man is murdered, his death raises questions of ethnic cleansing. Owen also wonders about the activities of visitors, including explorers Gertrude Bell and T.E. Lawrence. Some strong language. 2017.
DB106483 A Cold Touch of Ice: A Mamur Zapt Mystery

The Missing American
DB102987 13 hours 17 minutes
by Kwei Quartey
read by Robin Miles
When twenty-six-year-old Emma Djan's dreams of rising through the ranks of the Accra police department crash around her, she finds work with a private detective agency. Her first case is searching for American widower Gordon Tilson, who came to Ghana to meet an online love. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB102987 The Missing American

An Unexpected Peril: A Veronica Speedwell Mystery
DB102841 13 hours 6 minutes
by Deanna Raybourn
read by Angèle Masters
Lepidopterist Veronica Speedwell is assembling a memorial exhibit for a pioneering mountain climber when she discovers the woman's death was not an accident, but murder. She and her beau, Stoker, approach the sponsor of the exhibit, Princess Gisela of Alpenwald. When the princess goes missing, Veronica takes her place. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102841 An Unexpected Peril: A Veronica Speedwell Mystery

The Water Rituals
DB102842 13 hours 48 minutes
by Eva García Sáenz
read by Henry Leyva
Inspector Unai “Kraken” López de Ayala finds out his lover, and boss, is pregnant. But she's not sure who the father is. Kraken is immediately called away to investigate the ritualistic murder of a pregnant woman—who turns out to be his first love. Translated from the 2017 Spanish edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102842 The Water Rituals

Murder on Pleasant Avenue: A Gaslight Mystery
DB102969 9 hours 23 minutes
by Victoria Thompson
read by Suzanne Toren
Midwife Sarah Malloy is called in when her detective husband Frank's new partner, Gino Donatelli, is accused of murdering a person of interest in the kidnapping of a young woman from Italian Harlem. They must clear Gino as they go up against the gang, the Black Hand. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB102969 Murder on Pleasant Avenue: A Gaslight Mystery

A Forgotten Place: A Bess Crawford Mystery
DB103110 11 hours 29 minutes
by Charles Todd
read by Rosalyn Landor
After the Armistice is signed, English battlefield nurse Bess Crawford is assigned to a clinic for amputees. She fears for the future of her Welsh patients, as many will be unable to work. Bess quietly travels to their village, but finds secrets everyone wants kept hidden. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
DB103110 A Forgotten Place: A Bess Crawford Mystery

Thread and Buried
DB102877 7 hours 13 minutes
by Lea Wait
read by Christina Delaine
Haven Harbor is picturesque for filming a tragic love story, inspired by a sailor's long-ago death. That is, until someone lowers the boom on director Marv Mason, after his harassment of the young female star. Theories fly about who went off-script, but Angie must unravel these mysteries and hook the killer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB102877 Thread and Buried

The Attenbury Emeralds
DB102919 9 hours 38 minutes
by Jill Paton Walsh
read by Edward Petherbridge
The year was 1921 when Lord Wimsey encountered the famed Attenbury Emeralds that launched his detective career. Thirty years later, the current Lord Attenbury has more questions about his grandfather's emeralds, and only Lord Wimsey can answer them. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2010.
DB102919 The Attenbury Emeralds

The Late Scholar
DB102946 9 hours 48 minutes
by Jill Paton Walsh
read by Matthew Brenher
Lord Peter Wimsey, newly titled as the duke of Denver, travels to Oxford to settle a vote about a valuable manuscript. When voting members begin dying and then the Warden disappears, Lord Wimsey is tasked with settling this eerily familiar mystery. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.
DB102946 The Late Scholar

A Dangerous Engagement: An Amory Ames Mystery
DB102963 9 hours 58 minutes
by Ashley Weaver
read by Alison Larkin
Amory Ames, accompanied by her husband Milo, is travelling to New York City to be a bridesmaid for her childhood friend Tabitha's wedding. Prohibition threatens to make for a dull party, until one of the groomsmen, who Amory discovers had links to notorious gangster Leon De Lora, winds up dead. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB102963 A Dangerous Engagement: An Amory Ames Mystery

Occult and Horror

Omens Bite
DB107847 11 hours 5 minutes
by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
read by Cassandra Campbell
Torn apart by grief and anger, twin witches Hunter and Mercy Goode go their separate ways until Mercy's focus on the Egyptian Gate and Khenti, the guardian of its Underworld, lands her in the kind of trouble from which only Hunter can save her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2022.
DB107847 Omens Bite

Video Night
DB102855 8 hours 52 minutes
by Adam Cesare
read by David DeBoy
1988. An alien life form has infected Billy Rile's town, a creature that takes over and transforms its host. During one of Billy's weekly horror movie nights, he and his friends are interrupted by the bloodthirsty otherworldly menace. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.
DB102855 Video Night

We Hear Voices
DB103104 11 hours 40 minutes
by Evie Green
read by Elizabeth Knowelden
When Rachel's son, Billy, miraculously recovers from a horrible flu pandemic, she thinks nothing of Delfy, his invisible new friend. All of that changes when Delfy begins telling Billy what to do. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB103104 We Hear Voices

Near the Bone
DB103283 8 hours 42 minutes
by Christina Henry
read by Lisa Flanagan
Mattie discovers the mutilated body of a fox in the woods and realizes that she and William, her abusive and manipulative husband, aren’t alone on the mountain after all—there is something horrible roaming in the woods that wasn’t there before. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103283 Near the Bone

String Follow
DB107274 10 hours 55 minutes
by Simon Jacobs
read by various narrators
A malevolent force targets a group of Ohio misfits, harnessing their teen angst for its sinister designs. And at the center is the empathetic, naive Sarah. The force wants her most of all. But will she be the key to its success or its destruction? Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107274 String Follow

Best New Horror, Volume 3
DB105528 19 hours 15 minutes
edited by Stephen Jones and Ramsey Campbell
read by Mark Ashby
Twenty-nine horror stories from 1991. Includes an overview of the status of horror fiction writing and publishing. Also contains “Necrology: 1991,” an obituary of writers, artists, and performers who contributed to the horror genre and died in 1991. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2015.
DB105528 Best New Horror, Volume 3

The Fervor
DB107806 10 hours 15 minutes
by Alma Katsu
read by various narrators
1944. Meiko and her daughter, Aiko, attempt to hold on to elements of their old life in a Japanese internment camp when a mysterious disease begins to spread. They team up with a newspaper reporter and widowed missionary to investigate, but it becomes clear something more sinister is afoot. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107806 The Fervor

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

Extasia
DB107931 13 hours 1 minute
by Claire Legrand
read by Emily Lawrence
In a postapocalyptic world, sixteen-year-old Saint Amity joins a coven and sets out on a quest to summon the Devil in order to protect her village, which is controlled by a group of pious elders. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2022.
DB107931 Extasia

Deep Silence
DB102964 16 hours 26 minutes
by Jonathan Maberry
read by Ray Porter
A weapon that can induce earthquakes and cause dormant volcanoes to erupt can also drive healthy people to commit suicide and acts of violence. When the madness infiltrates Congress, Joe Ledger and his team hunt the terrorists and the global power financing them. Sequel to Dogs of War (DB87731). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
DB102964 Deep Silence

Our Last Echoes
DB102880 10 hours 40 minutes
by Kate Alice Marshall
read by various narrators
Lured by mysterious forces to her former childhood town, Sophia investigates the unsolved disappearances of Bitter Rock's thirty-one residents in 1973. Sophia is determined to find answers about them and her mother, who also vanished years later. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB102880 Our Last Echoes

Supernatural, Books 13-15
DB105132 24 hours 28 minutes
by John Passarella and others
read by Mare Trevathan
Books thirteen through fifteen, written in 2016 and 2017, featuring the Winchester brothers as they battle supernatural threats. In Cold Fire, Sam and Dean look for connections between gruesome murders and expose the town's troubled past. Includes Mythmaker and The Usual Sacrifices. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.
DB105132 Supernatural, Books 13-15

The Taste of Night: Dangerous Girls
DB102806 5 hours 9 minutes
by R.L. Stine
read by Gabriella Cavallero
While Livvy embraces the thrilling vampire lifestyle, her twin, Destiny, refuses to be fully transformed. Only the recent increase in murders of vampires puts the divided family on edge. Sequel to Dangerous Girls (DB57708). Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. For junior and senior high readers. 2004.
DB102806 The Taste of Night: Dangerous Girls

For Better or Cursed
DB107415 10 hours 26 minutes
by Kate Williams
read by Phoebe Strole
When the Synod, the Sitterhood's governing circle, calls a once-in-a-generation Summit, Esme should be excited to get the answers she wants. But she is struck, instead, by a building sense of panic. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2020.
DB107415 For Better or Cursed

Psychological Themes

My Friend Natalia
DB102890 6 hours 44 minutes
by Laura Lindstedt
read by TL Thompson
Natalia has entered therapy because she cannot stop thinking about sex. At first she follows along with her therapist's rules. But her subverting the traditional power dynamics has her therapist wondering what she truly wants. Translated from the 2019 Finnish edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102890 My Friend Natalia

Religious Themes

The Cumberland Bride: The Daughters of the Mayflower
DB102791 7 hours 50 minutes
by Shannon McNear
read by Anna Baptiste
In 1794, Kate Gruener's father is ready to move the family farther west to farm untouched land, while Kate is eager to live out her own story of adventure. She sets her sights on learning more about Thomas Bledsoe, the scout responsible for getting them safely across the Kentucky Wilderness Road. 2018.
DB102791 The Cumberland Bride: The Daughters of the Mayflower

The Liberty Bride: The Daughters of the Mayflower
DB102795 10 hours 57 minutes
by MaryLu Tyndall
read by Terry Donnelly
A trip home from England to Maryland in 1812 finds Emeline Baratt a captive on a British warship and forced to declare her allegiance between the British and Americans. Remaining politically neutral on a ship where her nursing skills are needed was easier before she started to have feelings for the first lieutenant. 2018.
DB102795 The Liberty Bride: The Daughters of the Mayflower

Romance

The Homewreckers
DB107938 14 hours 32 minutes
by Mary Kay Andrews
read by Kathleen McInerney
When a slick Hollywood producer shows up in Hattie Kavanaugh’s hometown of Savannah, Georgia, she gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: star in a beach house renovation reality show called The Homewreckers, cast against a male lead who may be a love interest, or may be the ultimate antagonist. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2022.
DB107938 The Homewreckers

Against Me
DB103230 9 hours 5 minutes
by Freya Barker
read by various narrators
Katie Acker, once a tough and athletic security specialist, now struggles daily to walk after surviving a vicious attack. When she unwittingly becomes the focus of a Mexican cartel, her fellow GFI investigator Caleb Whitetail has her back, but he wants her heart. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.
DB103230 Against Me

How to Catch a Duke
DB103112 9 hours 27 minutes
by Grace Burrowes
read by James Langton
Inquiry agent Abigail Abbott desperately needs to disappear, and the only person she trusts to help her fake her demise is Lord Stephen Wentworth, heir to the Duke of Walden. Instead, he offers her a marriage of convenience. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103112 How to Catch a Duke

The Hunter
DB103059 13 hours 10 minutes
by Kerrigan Byrne
read by Derek Perkins
Christopher Argent is the deadliest assassin in Victorian London. But when his target is Millicent LeCour, the most famous actress of the day, her beauty and spirit may keep him from completing his mission. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.
DB103059 The Hunter

Flirting with Fate
DB107934 11 hours 21 minutes
by J.C. Cervantes
read by Victoria Villarreal
Ava Granados arrives too late for her grandmother's deathbed blessing, and then Nana appears as a ghost asking for help. With the help of her two older sisters and bumbling spiritual guide, Medardus, Ava must befriend the mysterious boy who received the blessing the night of the storm. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2022.
DB107934 Flirting with Fate

Love at First
DB102913 10 hours 40 minutes
by Kate Clayborn
read by Lauren Ezzo
When Will inherits an apartment from his uncle, his plans are to fix it up and use it as a short-term rental unit. This plan puts him at odds with Nora, who doesn’t want the building to change. Despite their differences, the two have undeniable chemistry. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102913 Love at First

Munro
DB106878 14 hours 16 minutes
by Kresley Cole
read by Andy Pyle
Coming off torture at the hands of his warlock captors, Munro
MacRieve never expected to find his mate, or to lose her just as abruptly. Driven to desperation, the ruthless warrior uses his enemies' own powers to reunite with her—in the distant past. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2022.
DB106878 Munro

Business Not as Usual
DB107697 8 hours 58 minutes
by Sharon C. Cooper
read by Marcella Cox
When Dreamy Daniels catches the attention of her boss's potential investor, she has to remind herself to focus on her career goal to be her own boss. Venture capitalist Karter Redford lives in the world of the rich and famous. Though it's clear they're from different worlds, their relationship might just be his greatest investment yet. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107697 Business Not as Usual

The Intimacy Experiment
DB102944 11 hours 14 minutes
by Rosie Danan
read by various narrators
After the sex-positive start-up she cofounded becomes an international sensation, Naomi wants to extend her educational platform to live lecturing. She meets rabbi Ethan at a teaching conference and agrees to team up with him to host a seminar on modern intimacy at his synagogue. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102944 The Intimacy Experiment

Heart of the Impaler
DB106258 8 hours 5 minutes
by Alexander Delacroix
read by Peter Holdway
Beneath the shadow of impending war in fifteenth-century Wallachia, Ilona is betrothed to Prince Mircea. But her feelings blossom for her fiancé's cousin Andrei and younger brother Vlad Dracula. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB106258 Heart of the Impaler

Incense and Sensibility
DB107339 13 hours 0 minutes
by Sonali Dev
read by Soneela Nankani
Yash Raje is California's first Indian gubernatorial candidate. But when, after a hate-fueled incident at a rally critically injures his friend, Yash tries to get back on the campaign trail, he blacks out with panic. So he turns to an old flame, India Dashwood, California's foremost stress management coach. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107339 Incense and Sensibility

Perfect on Paper
DB102881 9 hours 1 minute
by Sophie Gonzales
read by Barrie Kreinik
When a classmate catches seventeen-year-old Darcy Phillips providing anonymous love advice through locker 89 to her fellow students, her only option is to help him get his ex-girlfriend back. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB102881 Perfect on Paper

Twice Shy
DB102909 9 hours 0 minutes
by Sarah Hogle
read by Dorothy Dillingham Blue
When Maybell Parish inherits a charming house in the Smokies from her great-aunt Violet, she seizes the opportunity to make a fresh start. But the house is falling apart, and she learns she has to share her inheritance with Wesley Koehler, the grouchy groundskeeper. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102909 Twice Shy

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

Love in Catalina Cove
DB103114 13 hours 10 minutes
by Brenda Jackson
read by Ron Butler
After a devastating teen pregnancy, Vashti Alcindor left Catalina Cove, Louisiana, with no plans to return. Now, over a decade later, Vashti reluctantly finds herself back in her hometown after inheriting her aunt's B&B. Her homecoming gets off to a rocky start with the new sheriff, Sawyer Grisham. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
DB103114 Love in Catalina Cove

Hana Khan Carries On
DB103094 10 hours 17 minutes
by Uzma Jalaluddin
read by Ulka Simone Mohanty
Hana Khan waitresses at her family’s halal restaurant in Toronto, but what she really wants is to tell stories on the radio. She competes with her fellow intern at the radio station for a permanent job while her family faces competition from a new halal restaurant opening nearby. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103094 Hana Khan Carries On

Wilde Child: The Wildes of Lindow Castle
DB102845 10 hours 4 minutes
by Eloisa James
read by Susan Duerden
Already notorious for the rumor of her illegitimacy, Lady Joan Wilde can't seem to avoid scandals, but her latest escapade may finally ruin her: she's determined to perform the title role of Hamlet on stage, in breeches. She gets help from family friend Viscount Greywick. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102845 Wilde Child: The Wildes of Lindow Castle

Kisses and Croissants
DB103113 9 hours 51 minutes
by Anne-Sophie Jouhanneau
read by Imani Jade Powers
Sixteen-year-old Mia travels to Paris to attend an elite ballerina program. Along the way she meets a cute French boy, finds an unexpected rival, and discovers the truth behind a family legend. Commercial audiobook. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB103113 Kisses and Croissants

Somewhere between Bitter and Sweet
DB103066 8 hours 48 minutes
by Laekan Zea Kemp
read by various narrators
When Pen, whose dream of opening a pastelería next to her family's restaurant Nacho’s Tacos, meets Xander, a new employee searching for his father, the two help each other and form a special bond. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB103066 Somewhere between Bitter and Sweet

The Dare: Briar U
DB103091 10 hours 21 minutes
by Elle Kennedy
read by various narrators
College was supposed to be Taylor’s chance to get over her ugly-duckling complex and spread her wings. Instead, she wound up in a sorority full of mean girls. When they issue the challenge, she can't say no. The dare: seduce the hottest new hockey player, Connor Edwards. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB103091 The Dare: Briar U

The Gentleman's Guide to Getting Lucky
DB102819 2 hours 2 minutes
by Mackenzi Lee
read by Christian Coulson
Monty's epic grand tour may be over, but now that he and Percy are finally a couple, he realizes there is something more nerve-wracking than being chased across Europe: getting together with the person you love. Novella following the events in The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (DB88941). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.
DB102819 The Gentleman's Guide to Getting Lucky

Stay Gold
DB103180 9 hours 22 minutes
by Tobly McSmith
read by various narrators
Pony, who is concealing his transgender identity at his new Texas high school, and Georgia, a cisgender cheerleader counting the days until she graduates, develop a complicated relationship. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2020.
DB103180 Stay Gold

Serendipity: Ten Romantic Tropes, Transformed
DB106658 8 hours 29 minutes
edited by Marissa Meyer
read by various narrators
Short stories that celebrate love at its most humorous, inclusive, heart-expanding, and serendipitous moments. YA authors in this anthology include Marissa Meyer, Julie Murphy, Leah Johnson, Anna-Marie McLemore, and more. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2022.
DB106658 Serendipity: Ten Romantic Tropes, Transformed

A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow
DB102928 8 hours 36 minutes
by Laura Taylor Namey
read by Frankie Corzo
Seventeen-year-old Lila Reyes, furious when her parents send her to the English countryside to recover from grief and heartbreak, unexpectedly falls in love with a teashop clerk and England. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2020.
DB102928 A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow

Sing Me Forgotten
DB103102 11 hours 27 minutes
by Jessica S. Olson
read by Caitlin Kelly
A young woman born with the ability to manipulate memories through song must fight against both the outside world that fears her and the inner darkness that tempts her to save the man she loves. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB103102 Sing Me Forgotten

An Arrow to the Moon
DB107822 8 hours 27 minutes
by Emily X.R. Pan
read by various narrators
A new romance blooms between Hunter and Luna even as they navigate their families' enmity and secrets. Everything around them begins to fall apart, and all they can depend on is their love. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2022.
DB107822 An Arrow to the Moon

Surrender to the Highlander
DB103061 9 hours 49 minutes
by Lynsay Sands
read by Sean William Doyle
Lady Edith Drummond owes her life to Niels Buchanan and his brothers. Waking after an illness to a castle in the Scottish Highlands is disconcerting, but she also learns she has been poisoned. Niels is happy to nurse Edith back to health, but he must discover who wants her dead. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
DB103061 Surrender to the Highlander

Second First Impressions
DB103101 10 hours 23 minutes
by Sally Thorne
read by Jennifer Jill Araya
The goal of Ruthie’s safe life is to take over as manager of the Providence Retirement Villa. This goal is in reach if she does well while her boss is away. But first she needs to handle the change in Providence's ownership, and deal with the owner's son Teddy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103101 Second First Impressions

Love Is a Revolution
DB102792 6 hours 42 minutes
by Renée Watson
read by Susan Spain
Harlem teenager Nala is looking forward to a summer of movies and ice cream until she falls in love with the very woke Tye and pretends to be a social activist. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB102792 Love Is a Revolution

Rafe: A Buff Male Nanny
DB102906 6 hours 18 minutes
by Rebekah Weatherspoon
read by Lacy Laurel
Dr. Sloan Copeland and her twin daughters are finally getting used to life in Los Angeles. When their live-in nanny bails with no warning, she hires Rafe Whitcomb. While the African American surgeon and the tattooed nanny seem to have nothing in common, they share an intense attraction. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
DB102906 Rafe: A Buff Male Nanny

Cinder & Glass
DB107437 9 hours 34 minutes
by Melissa de la Cruz
read by Lauren Ezzo
After the death of her father, Cendrillon—now called Cinder—became the family's servant. Cinder manages to attend a ball, where she catches the eye of the handsome Prince Louis and his younger brother Auguste. Now the only way to escape her stepmother is to compete with the other women at court for the prince's hand. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2022.
DB107437 Cinder & Glass

Science Fiction

Dreams Bigger Than Heartbreak
DB107792 12 hours 29 minutes
by Charlie Jane Anders
read by various narrators
Three friends and fellow crewmembers—Rachael, Elza, and Tina—face new challenges. Rachael journeys into a dark void, Elza goes on a deadly spy mission, and Tina faces an impossible choice that could change all her friends' lives forever. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2022.
DB107792 Dreams Bigger Than Heartbreak

Victories Greater Than Death
DB102993 12 hours 48 minutes
by Charlie Jane Anders
read by Charlie Jane Anders
Tired of hiding in obscurity on Earth, Tina, the human clone of a brilliant alien tactician, pursues her destiny in space. But success is elusive until Tina and her best friend Rachael assemble a ragtag crew and set out to save all the worlds. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB102993 Victories Greater Than Death

The Words in My Hands
DB106281 11 hours 57 minutes
by Asphyxia
read by Mary March
Organicore, a company that produces perfectly balanced synthetic meals, replaces wild food. But sixteen-year-old Piper McBride, who is deaf, begins to wonder if natural food is as dangerous as Organicore's propaganda says. Schneider Family Book Award. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2020.
DB106281 The Words in My Hands

The 22 Murders of Madison May
DB107435 10 hours 26 minutes
by Max Barry
read by Helen Laser
While investigating a murder, journalist Felicity Staples spots the killer just before he vanishes. Afterwards, Felicity's universe seems to have shifted slightly—many small details are wrong. She soon learns that the killer is pursuing every version of his victim across time and space. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107435 The 22 Murders of Madison May

Honor Lost
DB102940 12 hours 17 minutes
by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre
read by various narrators
Quick-thinking space renegade Leviathan pilot Zara Cole must stop a planet-devouring creature before it consumes whole civilizations, everyone she loves, and the entire galaxy. Sequel to Honor Bound (DB94024). Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2020.
DB102940 Honor Lost

Flinx in Flux
DB106507 10 hours 56 minutes
by Alan Dean Foster
read by Barry Bernson
Flinx finds an unconscious woman on a riverbank in the jungles of Alaspin. When he learns she is an abducted scientist, he faces down the assassins tracking her and fights to return her to her work. Sequel to The End of the Matter (DB106505). Some violence. 1988.
DB106507 Flinx in Flux

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

The Future Is Yours
DB102934 8 hours 5 minutes
by Dan Frey
read by various narrators
Best friends Ben Boyce and Adhi Chaudry invent a computer that connects to the Internet one year into the future, and their startup to deliver this technology to the world is wildly successful. As the future their device foretells grows darker, however, they begin to clash over decisions. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102934 The Future Is Yours

The Saints of Salvation: Salvation Sequence, Book 3
DB102918 17 hours 31 minutes
by Peter F. Hamilton
read by John Lee
Humanity struggles to hold out against a hostile takeover by aliens on a religious mission. Mankind can only hope that their secret long-term strategy to defeat this virtually unstoppable enemy will prove successful. Sequel to Salvation Lost (DB102833). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB102918 The Saints of Salvation: Salvation Sequence, Book 3

Salvation Lost: Salvation Sequence, Book 2
DB102833 15 hours 55 minutes
by Peter F. Hamilton
read by John Lee
Humanity rises to meet the powerful threat of the religious extremist Olyix aliens, who are determined to convert mankind to their beliefs. In response, humanity fights to eliminate this threat from existence. Sequel to Salvation (DB102834). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB102833 Salvation Lost: Salvation Sequence, Book 2

Salvation: Salvation Sequence, Book 1
DB102834 19 hours 5 minutes
by Peter F. Hamilton
read by John Lee
In a future where linked jump gates have enabled interstellar travel, humanity has expanded across the galaxy. When an alien spaceship crashes on a world near Earth carrying a horrifying cargo, a team is dispatched to investigate. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
DB102834 Salvation: Salvation Sequence, Book 1

Sisterhood of Dune: Schools of Dune, Book 1
DB103173 20 hours 39 minutes
by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson
read by Scott Brick
Eighty-three years after the last of the thinking machines were destroyed in the Battle of Corrin, a group opposed to “dangerous technology” sweeps across the universe, destroying everything in its path and forcing all to choose sides. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.
DB103173 Sisterhood of Dune: Schools of Dune, Book 1

Pandemic: The Extinction Files, Book 1
DB103172 18 hours 57 minutes
by A.G. Riddle
read by Edoardo Ballerini
As a pathogen becomes a global pandemic, epidemiologist Dr. Peyton Shaw investigates the disease's origin and unearths a shocking conspiracy. Meanwhile, Desmond Hughes awakens in Berlin with no memory, but as he begins to piece together what happened to him, he learns he might have been involved in causing the outbreak. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.
DB103172 Pandemic: The Extinction Files, Book 1

Return to the Whorl: Volume Three of the Book of the Short Sun
DB106954 15 hours 5 minutes
by Gene Wolfe
read by Mark Ashby
Horn searches for Patera Silk. He has traveled from his home on the planet Blue, reached the mysterious planet Green, and visited the great starship, the Whorl and even Urth. But Horn's identity has become ambiguous, and perhaps Horn and Silk are now one being. Sequel to In Green's Jungles (DB51950). Some violence. 2001.
DB106954 Return to the Whorl: Volume Three of the Book of the Short Sun

Short Stories

Everyone Dies Famous in a Small Town
DB103069 5 hours 4 minutes
by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
read by Erin Tripp
In a series of interconnected stories, teens living in small towns in Alaska and the American West deal with secrets, love, revenge, violence, and natural disasters. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB103069 Everyone Dies Famous in a Small Town

The Dark Dark: Stories
DB102980 6 hours 43 minutes
by Samantha Hunt
read by Christa Lewis
Short stories from the author of Mr. Splitfoot (DB84468) and Seas (DB92291). These female-centric stories blend the literary, the weird, and the fantastic, with girls turning into women, women turning into deer, people becoming ghosts, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.
DB102980 The Dark Dark: Stories

First Person Singular: Stories
DB102982 5 hours 26 minutes
by Haruki Murakami
read by Kotaro Watanabe
Eight short stories exploring the boundaries between the mind and the exterior world. These stories explore memories of youth, meditations on music, a love of baseball, dreamlike scenarios, and invented jazz albums. Translated from the 2020 Japanese edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB102982 First Person Singular: Stories

Spies and Espionage

Robert Ludlum's The Janson Equation
DB103169 12 hours 11 minutes
by Douglas Corleone
read by Kevin T. Collins
Prominent US Senator James Wyckoff hires Janson and Kincaid to find his missing son, who fled after his murdered girlfriend was discovered. Wyckoff insists that his son is innocent and that the woman was murdered for overhearing the wrong thing at a conference. Sequel to The Janson Option (DB103168). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.
DB103169 Robert Ludlum's The Janson Equation

Robert Ludlum's The Janson Command
DB103167 10 hours 31 minutes
by Paul Garrison
read by Scott Shepherd
Reformed from his days of covert operations, Janson works to rehabilitate disenchanted agents and help them shape new lives. Meanwhile, he takes on independent missions and struggles with the ethics of his work. Sequel to The Janson Directive (DB55053). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.
DB103167 Robert Ludlum's The Janson Command

Robert Ludlum's The Janson Option
DB103168 9 hours 8 minutes
by Paul Garrison
read by Scott Shepherd
When an executive at American Synergy Corporation begs Janson to rescue his wife from Somali pirates, Janson and Kincaid seize the opportunity to infiltrate ASC and disrupt their corrupt schemes. Sequel to The Janson Command (DB103167). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.
DB103168 Robert Ludlum's The Janson Option

Red Widow
DB102895 10 hours 14 minutes
by Alma Katsu
read by Mozhan Marnò
CIA agent Lyndsey Duncan jumps at the chance to prove herself in an internal investigation after several Russian assets are exposed. Fellow agent Theresa Warner befriends Lyndsey even as she struggles to escape the shadow of her dead husband's legacy. Then Lyndsey uncovers a connection between her investigation and Theresa. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102895 Red Widow

The Palace: Simon Riske, Book 3
DB103193 12 hours 47 minutes
by Christopher Reich
read by Paul Michael
Private spy and ex-con Simon Riske rushes to Bangkok after a close friend is thrown into a notorious prison. Within hours, Riske stumbles into a web of intrigue and finds himself a wanted man. Sequel to Crown Jewel (DB103247). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB103193 The Palace: Simon Riske, Book 3

Suspense

What Beauty There Is
DB103121 8 hours 47 minutes
by Cory Anderson
read by various narrators
With their mother gone and their funds quickly dwindling, Jack needs to make a choice: lose his brother to foster care or find the drug money that sent his father to prison. But someone else is searching for the money, too. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB103121 What Beauty There Is

Final Assignment: A Promise Falls Novella
DB102802 2 hours 0 minutes
by Linwood Barclay
read by Dwayne Glapion
Private investigator Cal Weaver is called to the home of sixteen-year-old Chandler Carson. Cal's not sure what to expect, as Chandler was suspended for writing a violent story. Cal can't do anything, but then Chandler's best friend is murdered using the same method as in Chandler's story. Strong language and some violence. 2016.
DB102802 Final Assignment: A Promise Falls Novella

Northern Spy
DB102898 7 hours 55 minutes
by Flynn Berry
read by Katharine Lee McEwan
BBC producer and new mother Tessa is at work in Belfast when news of another raid hits. The IRA may have gone underground, but their work is still felt. Security footage shows Tessa's sister Marian pulling a ski mask over her face. Tessa struggles with finding the truth. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102898 Northern Spy

Before She Was Helen
DB103106 11 hours 16 minutes
by Caroline B. Cooney
read by Kimberly Farr
Worried about her difficult and unlikeable neighbor, Clemmie goes next door to check on him. He's not there, but she discovers something beautiful and inexplicable. She takes a photo and forwards it. But the photo goes viral and threatens to unravel her fifty years of secrets. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB103106 Before She Was Helen

The Overnight Guest
DB106947 9 hours 31 minutes
by Heather Gudenkauf
read by Brittany Pressley
True crime writer Wylie Lark is fine with being snowed in at the isolated farmhouse to which she retreated to write her new book. All she needs is a cozy fire and complete silence. But the house was the site of a murder and disappearance decades earlier—and secrets are hidden inside. An unexpected visitor brings more questions. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB106947 The Overnight Guest

The Good Sister
DB102888 8 hours 22 minutes
by Sally Hepworth
read by Barrie Kreinik
Fern Castle lives a very structured life because disrupting her from it can be dangerous. When Fern finds out her twin sister Rose can't get pregnant, she sees a way to repay Rose for everything Rose has done for her. Fern's mission stirs up dark secrets. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB102888 The Good Sister

The Younger Wife
DB107296 9 hours 21 minutes
by Sally Hepworth
read by various narrators
Heart surgeon Stephen Aston is looking to get married again, but he must first divorce his current wife—who can no longer speak for herself. His daughters, Tully and Rachel, believe his new fiancée, Heather, is nothing but a gold digger as she's younger than both of them. But Heather has her own secrets. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB107296 The Younger Wife

The Cry of the Owl
DB106667 9 hours 0 minutes
by Patricia Highsmith
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Following his divorce from his wife Nickie, Robert becomes entranced by Jenny. He pursues her, and she breaks her engagement to her fiancé, Greg. Jenny's obsessive return advances have Robert questioning things—especially when Greg becomes vindictive. Violence and some strong language. 1962.
DB106667 The Cry of the Owl

56 Days
DB107821 10 hours 42 minutes
by Catherine Ryan Howard
read by Alana Kerr Collins
Ciara and Oliver meet while standing in a Dublin supermarket queue and begin dating—the same week COVID-19 hits Ireland. Three weeks later, with lockdowns threatening their relationship, Oliver suggests they move in together. Ciara hopes their relationship will flourish. Oliver wants to hide from prying eyes. A month later, police are at Oliver's door. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB107821 56 Days

Targeted: A Bob Lee Swagger Novel
DB106627 10 hours 38 minutes
by Stephen Hunter
read by Ray Foushee
After the events of Game of Snipers (DB96882), Swagger is summoned to testify by the United States Congress. While he is testifying, the auditorium where the committee is meeting is attacked. Swagger must rely on his instincts, his shooting skills, and a mysterious rogue sniper to save everyone. Violence and strong language. 2022.
DB106627 Targeted: A Bob Lee Swagger Novel

You Betrayed Me
DB103023 15 hours 25 minutes
by Lisa Jackson
read by Mark Ashby
Waking up bandaged and bruised in a hospital, James Cahill realizes his playboy lifestyle may kill him. His girlfriend is missing, her sister has been hounding him, and the lover at his side has her own agenda. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2020.
DB103023 You Betrayed Me

All the Best Liars
DB107803 9 hours 34 minutes
by Amelia Kahaney
read by Karissa Vacker
Childhood friends Syd, Rain, and Brie's final weeks of high school end tragically when one dies in a fire, another goes missing, and the third is left to pick up the pieces. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2022.
DB107803 All the Best Liars

You Love Me: A You Novel
DB103184 14 hours 51 minutes
by Caroline Kepnes
read by Santino Fontana
Bookseller and serial killer Joe Goldberg, from Hidden Bodies (DB84336), decides he is done with cities and his current lover, Love. He moves to an island in the Pacific Northwest, where he gets a job in the local library. There he meets his next obsession. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103184 You Love Me: A You Novel

A Matter of Life and Death: A Robin Lockwood Novel
DB102889 6 hours 42 minutes
by Phillip Margolin
read by Thérèse Plummer
Attorney and former MMA fighter Robin Lockwood is convinced her new client, Joe Lattimore, is innocent of the murder he is accused of committing. Joe's past as an underground fighter led to blackmail, and he thought he was just burglarizing a home when he found a body. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102889 A Matter of Life and Death: A Robin Lockwood Novel

When the Stars Go Dark
DB102900 11 hours 31 minutes
by Paula McLain
read by Marin Ireland
When tragedy strikes seasoned missing persons detective Anna Hart's personal life, she flees to the Northern California village of Mendocino to grieve. But when she arrives, it's to find out a local teenager is missing and the circumstances are reminiscent of a murder in Anna's childhood. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102900 When the Stars Go Dark

The Lightning Rod: A Zig & Nola Novel
DB107287 13 hours 46 minutes
by Brad Meltzer
read by Scott Brick
When Archie Mint is killed while trying to stop a robbery in his own home, his secret criminal life comes to light. Mortician “Zig” Zigarowski discovers more secrets while preparing Mint's body, including ties to a top secret military unit and artist Nola Brown. As he tries to follow Nola's trail, even more sinister secrets are revealed. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2022.
DB107287 The Lightning Rod: A Zig & Nola Novel

No Way Out
DB102970 8 hours 12 minutes
by Fern Michaels
read by Susan Bennett
Struggling to remember the accident that left her in a coma and led to her boyfriend's disappearance, video game developer Ellie Bowman starts over in rural Missouri, before an inexplicable reunion threatens everything she has rebuilt. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102970 No Way Out

The Keeper
DB102985 8 hours 25 minutes
by Jessica Moor
read by Elizabeth Bower
When Katie Straw's body is pulled from the local suicide spot, investigators are prepared to declare it a suicide. But the women who live at the domestic violence shelter where Katie worked disagree. They believe it was murder. Detective Dan Whitworth's team discover evidence of Katie's secrets. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB102985 The Keeper

Please See Us
DB103116 11 hours 56 minutes
by Caitlin Mullen
read by various narrators
It's summer in Atlantic City, but the tourist town is lacking tourists. Boardwalk psychic Clara struggles to attract clients for the tarot readings that pay her bills. But she soon has real visions of women gone missing. Clara meets Lily, and the two begin to work together. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB103116 Please See Us

Little Cruelties
DB107796 10 hours 39 minutes
by Liz Nugent
read by various narrators
As children, brothers William Brian, and Luke Drumm were trained from birth to compete for their mother's attention. As they grow up, the little cruelties they subject each other to grow more sinister and dangerous. Then, one of the brothers is dead. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB107796 Little Cruelties

Unraveling Oliver
DB107349 6 hours 53 minutes
by Liz Nugent
read by various narrators
Alice Ryan thought she had the perfect husband in Oliver. But when he savagely assaults her and leaves her for dead, their community wonders what Oliver's reasons were. As the layers of his past are peeled away, each questions what they knew of him and Alice and their own relationships. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.
DB107349 Unraveling Oliver

The Perfect Daughter
DB103099 11 hours 44 minutes
by D.J. Palmer
read by various narrators
Sixteen-year-old Penny Francone has multiple personality disorder and was found in a murder victim's apartment covered in blood, holding the murder weapon. Everyone believes Penny is guilty, but her mother Grace is determined to understand why Penny may have murdered. Dark secrets are uncovered. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103099 The Perfect Daughter

The Lake
DB102945 9 hours 5 minutes
by Natasha Preston
read by Lillie Ricciardi
Best friends Esme and Kayla, former campers, return to Camp Pine Lake as counselors-in-training. But the dark secret they have been hiding for years is back to haunt them. Strong language and some violence. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB102945 The Lake

Tell Me My Name
DB102953 7 hours 59 minutes
by Amy Reed
read by Jorjeana Marie
Eighteen-year-old Fern's life spirals out of control after troubled former child star Ivy Avila arrives on Commodore Island, ultimately forcing Fern to take agency over her own existence. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB102953 Tell Me My Name

League of Liars
DB107340 11 hours 11 minutes
by Astrid Scholte
read by various narrators
Following the death of his mother, Cayder wants to prosecute illegal magic users. When Cayder lands a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to apprentice under a premier public defender, he takes it. But when he meets the three criminals he’s supposed to defend, things become complicated. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2022.
DB107340 League of Liars

Lost in the Never Woods
DB102878 12 hours 17 minutes
by Aiden Thomas
read by Avi Roque
When children start to go missing in the local woods, eighteen-year-old Wendy Darling must face her fears and a past she cannot remember to rescue them. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB102878 Lost in the Never Woods

These Deadly Games
DB107275 10 hours 29 minutes
by Diana Urban
read by Kate Rudd
Soon after receiving an anonymous message stating that she has twenty-four hours to play a game by the sender's rules or he will kill her sister, sixteen-year-old Crystal Donovan realizes that cooperating will destroy her friends' lives. She must figure out a way to beat the kidnapper at his own game before she loses everything. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2022.
DB107275 These Deadly Games

The Haunting of Brynn Wilder
DB103031 10 hours 59 minutes
by Wendy Webb
read by Carolyn Kashner
Brynn Wilder heads up to the small Minnesota tourist town of Wharton for the summer after a loss. There she encounters a disparate group including Dominic, who intrigues her but is followed by suspicious deaths. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2020.
DB103031 The Haunting of Brynn Wilder

Double Jeopardy
DB102929 6 hours 25 minutes
by Stuart Woods
read by Tony Roberts
Stone is visited by an attorney who tells him that family members from the Stone side of the family are up for parole. Stone knows what this means for the community in Maine and heads up there to take care of business. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102929 Double Jeopardy

Darling Rose Gold
DB103108 10 hours 20 minutes
by Stephanie Wrobel
read by various narrators
Five years after Rose Gold's mother Patty went to prison for child endangerment, Patty is released. The community is shocked when Rose Gold takes her in. Rose Gold knows Patty always settles her scores. The problem for Patty is that Rose Gold does, too. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB103108 Darling Rose Gold

The Distant Dead
DB103109 11 hours 16 minutes
by Heather Young
read by various narrators
One day, lonely sixth grader Sal Prentiss discovers the body of his math teacher, Adam Merkel, with whom he had bonded. Nora Wheaton, Adam's fellow teacher, tries to unravel Adam's life and death. She discovers that Sal may know more about how Adam died than he's telling. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB103109 The Distant Dead

Westerns

Golden Riders
DB103171 6 hours 43 minutes
by Ralph Cotton
read by George Guidall
Arizona Ranger Sam Burrack trails five gunmen who are members of the Golden Riders. When a few of the riders escape, however, gang leader Braxton Kane comes after Burrack. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.
DB103171 Golden Riders

High Wild Desert
DB102939 6 hours 47 minutes
by Ralph Cotton
read by George Guidall
Arizona Ranger Sam Burrack escorts outlaw Harvey “Cisco” Lang to prison, along with Cisco's former lover. Meanwhile, a cattle baron puts a hefty price on Burrack's head that sends low-life bounty hunters and bandits scrambling to claim it. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.
DB102939 High Wild Desert

Lawless Trail
DB102947 6 hours 40 minutes
by Ralph Cotton
read by George Guidall
Ranger Samuel Burrack tracks down the Traybo brothers, two gentleman outlaws known for robbery. Meanwhile, Ranger Dallas Garand and his gang hope to beat Burrack to the brothers. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.
DB102947 Lawless Trail

Red Moon
DB102916 6 hours 39 minutes
by Ralph Cotton
read by George Guidall
Arizona Ranger Sam Burrack knows the only way to stop the criminal Wilson Orez will be to kill him. After Orez robs a stagecoach, Burrack must lead its stranded passengers to safety before continuing his hunt for the mad outlaw. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.
DB102916 Red Moon

Shot to Hell: Perley Gates, Book 4
DB103064 9 hours 34 minutes
by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone
read by Danny Campbell
Perley receives a telegram that his brother-in-law has been murdered, and Perley's sister wants justice. Sequel to Bullets Don't Argue (DB103089). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB103064 Shot to Hell: Perley Gates, Book 4

Ride the Desperate Trail
DB103063 5 hours 15 minutes
by Mike Kearby
read by Kevin R. Free
Ex-soldier Free Anderson embarks on a quest for vengeance after outlaw Tig Hardy kidnaps his wife. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2007.
DB103063 Ride the Desperate Trail

The Road to a Hanging
DB102972 5 hours 12 minutes
by Mike Kearby
read by Kevin R. Free
Ex-soldier Free Anderson is framed for a crime and sentenced to hang. A friend from his army days comes to his aid, and the pair track down Anderson's accuser. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2008.
DB102972 The Road to a Hanging

The Orphan
DB106902 9 hours 55 minutes
by Clarence E. Mulford
read by Joe Wilson
The mysterious protagonist known as the Orphan is pursued by the law, a group of Native Americans bent on revenge, and a few other nefarious characters. Violence and strong language. 1908.
DB106902 The Orphan

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

Adult Nonfiction

Adventure

The Simple Life Guide to Decluttering Your Life: The How-To Book of Doing More with Less and Focusing on the Things That Matter
DB102854 5 hours 50 minutes
by Gary Collins
read by James Konicek
This guide to redefining success and reordering priorities provides advice on uncovering purpose, decluttering life both literally and metaphorically, and walking away from burnout. 2019.
DB102854 The Simple Life Guide to Decluttering Your Life: The How-To Book of Doing More with Less and Focusing on the Things That Matter

Astronomy

The Right Kind of Crazy: A True Story of Teamwork, Leadership, and High-Stakes Innovation
DB103161 7 hours 16 minutes
by Adam Steltzner and William Patrick
read by Christopher Grove
Steltzner, Chief Engineer for the Mars 2020 project which includes the Perseverance rover, and co-writer Patrick chronicle Steltzner's journey in science from barely graduating high school to leading teams of scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Discusses leadership qualities in the sciences. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.
DB103161 The Right Kind of Crazy: A True Story of Teamwork, Leadership, and High-Stakes Innovation

Business and Economics

The King of California: J.G. Boswell and the Making of a Secret American Empire
DB103274 19 hours 32 minutes
by Mark Arax and Rick Wartzman
read by James Patrick Cronin
Profiles farmer J.G. Boswell (1882-1952), who founded the J.G. Boswell Company, the world's largest privately owned farm, located in California's Central Valley. Examines his family's history of owning enslaved people, development of the California land against laws and regulations, and lasting impact on California agriculture. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2003.
DB103274 The King of California: J.G. Boswell and the Making of a Secret American Empire

The Whiteness of Wealth: How the Tax System Impoverishes Black Americans—and How We Can Fix It
DB102901 7 hours 18 minutes
by Dorothy A. Brown
read by Karen Murray
Professor analyzes the ways tax laws are written to favor those who are white. Uses case studies—including her own parents who worked as a plumber and nurse—to illustrate her findings. Discusses the ways this impacts the wealth gap in America and presents potential policy changes. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102901 The Whiteness of Wealth: How the Tax System Impoverishes Black Americans—and How We Can Fix It

Fulfillment: Winning and Losing in One-Click America
DB102818 12 hours 24 minutes
by Alec MacGillis
read by Danny Gavigan
Journalist examines the cultural and social impacts of Amazon, a company that controls more than one trillion US dollars of market capitalization. Profiles communities where Amazon has situated various operations centers and analyzes the political influence the company and its founder have cultivated. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102818 Fulfillment: Winning and Losing in One-Click America

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

Consumerism

Think like a Breadwinner: A Wealth-Building Manifesto for Women Who Want to Earn More (and Worry Less)
DB103120 10 hours 31 minutes
by Jennifer Barrett
read by Jennifer Barrett
Journalist specializing in financial matters explores the role of women in household finances, specifically taking on the role of breadwinners for families. Discusses what it means to be a breadwinner, adjusting your mindset, and creating successful support systems. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103120 Think like a Breadwinner: A Wealth-Building Manifesto for Women Who Want to Earn More (and Worry Less)

Hooked: Food, Free Will, and How the Food Giants Exploit Our Addictions
DB102941 9 hours 3 minutes
by Michael Moss
read by Scott Brick
Author of Salt, Sugar, Fat (DB77208) examines the food industry and the ways foods have been developed to trigger addiction responses. Topics include the creation of fifty-six types of sugar and other food science research, lawsuits, and marketing campaigns. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102941 Hooked: Food, Free Will, and How the Food Giants Exploit Our Addictions

Crime

Black Gun, Silver Star: The Life and Legend of Frontier Marshal Bass Reeves
DB102813 11 hours 17 minutes
by Art T. Burton
read by Ron Butler
Biography of Bass Reeves (1838-1910) who was born into an enslaved family and became the first Black deputy US marshal west of the Mississippi River. Details Reeves' linguistic abilities as he learned numerous Native American languages, investigative skills, and various exploits searching for fugitives and outlaws. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2006.
DB102813 Black Gun, Silver Star: The Life and Legend of Frontier Marshal Bass Reeves

Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York
DB102827 8 hours 13 minutes
by Elon Green
read by David Pittu
Chronicles a series of murders committed by one person in the New York City gay community at the height of the AIDS epidemic. Examines the victims and their murders, the lack of attention paid to the work of a serial killer, and impact on the community. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102827 Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York

Two Truths and a Lie: A Murder, a Private Investigator, and Her Search for Justice
DB103163 13 hours 5 minutes
by Ellen McGarrahan
read by Cassandra Campbell
Journalist-turned-private investigator reflects on the case that caused her change in career. She re-investigates the case of Jesse Tafero, who was executed for murder in 1990 but may have been innocent. Describes the underworld of Miami in the 1960s and 1970s and discusses what closure means. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103163 Two Truths and a Lie: A Murder, a Private Investigator, and Her Search for Justice

The Haunting of Alma Fielding: A True Ghost Story
DB103054 8 hours 23 minutes
by Kate Summerscale
read by David Morrissey
Author of The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher (DB67266) presents the sensational tale of Alma Fielding, a young housewife in 1938 London who is the target of apparent poltergeist activity. Discusses the investigation of Nandor Fodor, who worked as a ghost hunter, and his discoveries of Alma's past. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103054 The Haunting of Alma Fielding: A True Ghost Story

Family

Hunt, Gather, Parent: What Ancient Cultures Can Teach Us about the Lost Art of Raising Happy, Helpful Little Humans
DB102823 11 hours 13 minutes
by Michaeleen Doucleff
read by Michaeleen Doucleff
Explores parenting in Maya families in Mexico, Inuit families above the Arctic Circle, and Hadzabe families in Tanzania. The author draws on the oldest cultures in the world for advice on effective parenting and describes ways she has implemented these practices in her own family. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB102823 Hunt, Gather, Parent: What Ancient Cultures Can Teach Us about the Lost Art of Raising Happy, Helpful Little Humans

Impossible Parenting: Creating a New Culture of Mental Health for Parents
DB103086 8 hours 28 minutes
by Olivia Scobie
read by Christine Kiphart
Advice for parents facing burnout from striving to meet impossible standards. Challenges parents to shift their thinking from child-centered to family-centered and let go of harmful expectations. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB103086 Impossible Parenting: Creating a New Culture of Mental Health for Parents

Government and Politics

The Stakes: America at the Point of No Return
DB103119 16 hours 55 minutes
by Michael Anton
read by Dan Crue
Argues for the importance of the 2020 presidential election in America. Criticizes the Democratic Party, examines the divided status of the Republican Party, and discusses hot-button topics like immigration, nationalism, and war. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB103119 The Stakes: America at the Point of No Return

Beautiful Things: A Memoir
DB102978 6 hours 36 minutes
by Hunter Biden
read by Hunter Biden
President Biden's son reflects on the personal losses and struggles he faced in the loss of his mother and two siblings, the collapse of his marriage, and a long struggle with addiction. Describes his difficult path to sobriety and his increased appreciation for life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB102978 Beautiful Things: A Memoir

On the House: A Washington Memoir
DB102914 7 hours 49 minutes
by John Boehner
read by John Boehner
A former Speaker of the House reflects on his time in Washington, his impressions of political leaders, his views on the trajectory of the Republican Party, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102914 On the House: A Washington Memoir

Saving Justice: Truth, Transparency, and Trust
DB103159 6 hours 59 minutes
by James Comey
read by James Comey
The former FBI director and author of A Higher Loyalty (DB90517) draws on his career in federal law enforcement to explore issues of justice and fairness in the United States justice system and call for a return to fairness and equity in the law. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB103159 Saving Justice: Truth, Transparency, and Trust

The Plot to Change America: How Identity Politics Is Dividing the Land of the Free
DB103084 9 hours 5 minutes
by Mike Gonzalez
read by Tim Getman
A Senior Fellow at The Heritage Foundation discusses his negative views of identity politics in America. Contradicts common perceptions of identity politics, including its origins, and calls for Americans to fight these changes. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB103084 The Plot to Change America: How Identity Politics Is Dividing the Land of the Free

Eleanor
DB102816 19 hours 18 minutes
by David Michaelis
read by Gabra Zackman
Author of N.C. Wyeth (DB48234) and Shultz and Peanuts (DB67443) examines the life of Eleanor
Roosevelt, America's longest-serving First Lady. Discusses her childhood; her tumultuous relationship with her husband; and her work as a diplomat, activist, and humanitarian. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB102816 Eleanor

Why You Should Be a Socialist
DB103196 11 hours 2 minutes
by Nathan J. Robinson
read by Nathan J. Robinson
Describes the rise of socialist activists in early twenty-first-century America and the growth of the Democratic Socialists of America as an organization. Explores what twenty-first-century socialism actually entails and argues in favor of this branch of political thinking. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB103196 Why You Should Be a Socialist

The Luckiest Man: Life with John McCain
DB102915 25 hours 1 minute
by Mark Salter
read by various narrators
Co-author of Restless Wave (DB91768) reflects on Senator McCain's childhood, naval service, personal life, and political career. Throughout this account, the author also reflects on his own close relationship with McCain. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB102915 The Luckiest Man: Life with John McCain

Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight
DB102825 18 hours 4 minutes
by Julia Sweig
read by Kirsten Potter
Examines Lady Bird Johnson's impact as First Lady on husband Lyndon B. Johnson's presidency. Discusses her role as advisor, her policy initiatives, her involvement in the women's liberation movement and the civil rights movement, and more. Draws on the subject's White House diaries. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.
DB102825 Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight

Against Civility: The Hidden Racism in Our Obsession with Civility
DB106992 6 hours 10 minutes
by Alex Zamalin
read by Adam Barr
A history of racial injustice examining the potential links between “civility” and white supremacy, and a call for citizens who care about social justice to abandon civility and practice civic radicalism. Urges people to abandon discreet politeness and instead support disruptive actions and calls for liberation. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106992 Against Civility: The Hidden Racism in Our Obsession with Civility

Home Management

Simply Clean: The Proven Method for Keeping Your Home Organized, Clean, and Beautiful in Just 10 Minutes a Day
DB102835 4 hours 34 minutes
by Becky Rapinchuk
read by Madeleine Maby
Blogger details her tips and tricks for keeping a tidy house and building the habits of a neat person. She includes advice on getting started, tutorials for hard-to-clean spaces, recipes for cleaning supplies, checklists, schedules, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.
DB102835 Simply Clean: The Proven Method for Keeping Your Home Organized, Clean, and Beautiful in Just 10 Minutes a Day

Literature

Dostoevsky: The Miraculous Years, 1865-1871
DB106210 25 hours 8 minutes
by Joseph Frank
read by Mark Ashby
Volume four of the comprehensive biography of the famed Russian novelist, covering the six most productive years of his career. Recounts his writing of works like Crime and Punishment (DB50147) under harrowing practical and economic circumstances after fleeing Russia. Sequel to Dostoevsky: The Stir of Liberation, 1860-1865 (DB25637). 1995.
DB106210 Dostoevsky: The Miraculous Years, 1865-1871

Medicine and Health

The Hospital: Life, Death, and Dollars in a Small American Town
DB102983 14 hours 53 minutes
by Brian Alexander
read by Nick Landrum
Author of Glass House (DBC16012) profiles the hospital in Williams County, Ohio. Describes what happens over the course of a little more than a year, from the autumn of 2018 to the summer of 2020. Examines challenges faced in the business of health care in the twenty-first century. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102983 The Hospital: Life, Death, and Dollars in a Small American Town

Music

A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance
DB103276 9 hours 41 minutes
by Hanif Abdurraqib
read by J.D. Jackson
Author of Go Ahead in the Rain (DB98408) presents a collection of essays connected by the topic of Black performance in America. Combining personal stories with history, he explores how African Americans have contributed to American culture while facing racism and stereotyping. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103276 A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance

Mozart: The Reign of Love
DB102831 30 hours 25 minutes
by Jan Swafford
read by Tim Campbell
A composer and author of music biographies including Beethoven (DB81022) looks at the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). Tracks Mozart's development from a child prodigy, paraded at royal courts throughout Europe, to a mature composer who lived life with gusto. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB102831 Mozart: The Reign of Love

Nature and the Environment

The Zoologist's Guide to the Galaxy: What Animals on Earth Reveal about Aliens—and Ourselves
DB102902 11 hours 15 minutes
by Arik Kershenbaum
read by Samuel West
Zoologist presents theories of what alien life may be like based on his understanding of what life is on Earth. Discusses the ways different planets' potential ecosystems could affect the way life has evolved on those planets. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB102902 The Zoologist's Guide to the Galaxy: What Animals on Earth Reveal about Aliens—and Ourselves

Can I Recycle This? A Guide to Better Recycling and How to Reduce Single-Use Plastics
DB103051 3 hours 9 minutes
by Jennie Romer
read by Jennie Romer
Practical guide to which household objects can and cannot be recycled. Presents considerations to take into account depending on the rules and regulations of your local municipality. Discusses the ways the recycling process actually happens and addresses myths you may have learned as a child. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103051 Can I Recycle This? A Guide to Better Recycling and How to Reduce Single-Use Plastics

The Language of Butterflies: How Thieves, Hoarders, Scientists, and Other Obsessives Unlocked the Secrets of the World's Favorite Insect
DB102826 8 hours 40 minutes
by Wendy Williams
read by Angela Brazil
Reveals the world of butterflies. Discusses their influence on scientific research, specializations within species, and the fascination they have for humans. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB102826 The Language of Butterflies: How Thieves, Hoarders, Scientists, and Other Obsessives Unlocked the Secrets of the World's Favorite Insect

Life's Edge: The Search for What It Means to Be Alive
DB102949 9 hours 17 minutes
by Carl Zimmer
read by Joe Ochman
Author of She Has Her Mother's Laugh (DB91420) investigates what defines the concept of life and what it means for the search for extraterrestrial life. Topics include social debates, medical research, and bizarre examples from the animal world. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102949 Life's Edge: The Search for What It Means to Be Alive

Philosophy

How to Think like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius
DB102822 8 hours 33 minutes
by Donald Robertson
read by Donald Robertson
Explores the life and philosophy of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, the final famous Stoic philosopher of the ancient world. Examines Aurelius's progression from a young noble through his reign as emperor, laying out how he applied his philosophical doctrines and therapeutic practices in his own life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB102822 How to Think like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius

Psychology and Self-Help

Broken (In the Best Possible Way)
DB102814 8 hours 20 minutes
by Jenny Lawson
read by Jenny Lawson
Author of Furiously Happy (DB83517) shares her ongoing mental and physical health journey. With humorous anecdotes and personal stories, she assures those suffering with depression or anxiety that they are not alone. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102814 Broken (In the Best Possible Way)

How to Do the Work: Recognize Your Patterns, Heal from Your Past, and Create Your Self
DB102943 12 hours 33 minutes
by Nicole LePera
read by Nicole LePera
Clinical psychologist frustrated by traditional psychotherapy describes developing a united philosophy of mental, physical, and spiritual wellness that equips people with the interdisciplinary tools necessary to heal themselves. Explains how to use holistic psychology to create a more vibrant, authentic, and joyful life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB102943 How to Do the Work: Recognize Your Patterns, Heal from Your Past, and Create Your Self

Science and Technology

Thread of the Silkworm
DB106526 15 hours 54 minutes
by Iris Chang
read by J.P. Linton
Biography of mathematician and aerospace engineer Hsue-Shen Tsien (1911-2009). Topics include his early years in China, academic career, mentorship by aeronautical engineer Theodore von Kármán, work during World War II, investigation by the US government and eventual deportation, and work with China's ballistics program. 1995.
DB106526 Thread of the Silkworm

The God Equation: The Quest for a Theory of Everything
DB102966 5 hours 32 minutes
by Michio Kaku
read by Feodor Chin
Theoretical physicist and author of The Future of Humanity (DB90271) examines the quest for a single theory to explain everything in the universe. Discusses the work of Albert Einstein, the development of quantum research, and the potential and perils of String Theory. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102966 The God Equation: The Quest for a Theory of Everything

The Second Kind of Impossible: The Extraordinary Quest for a New Form of Matter
DB103162 11 hours 25 minutes
by Paul J. Steinhardt
read by Peter Larkin
Physicist chronicles his career and his quest to challenge conventional wisdom. Examines the discovery of a material that Steinhardt dubs “quasicrystal.” Discusses the journey to prove the material's viability and his theory that nature created the material before humans. Highlights adventures had by his team along the process. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB103162 The Second Kind of Impossible: The Extraordinary Quest for a New Form of Matter

Genesis: The Story of How Everything Began
DB103053 6 hours 52 minutes
by Guido Tonelli
read by Damian Lynch
Particle physicist who was a key figure in the discovery of the Higgs boson presents a guide to understanding the seven most significant moments in the creation of the cosmos. Topics include life on Earth and the emergence of human language. Translated from the 2019 Italian edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103053 Genesis: The Story of How Everything Began

Social Sciences

What We Don't Talk about When We Talk about Fat
DB102977 7 hours 24 minutes
by Aubrey Gordon
read by Samara Naeymi
The co-host of the Maintenance Phase podcast explores and indicts the systemic and cultural bias that plus-sized people face. Discusses the social justice movements seeking inclusiveness, including equal access to health care, increased access to public spaces, and ending anti-fat violence. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB102977 What We Don't Talk about When We Talk about Fat

This Is the Fire: What I Say to My Friends about Racism
DB102917 4 hours 33 minutes
by Don Lemon
read by Don Lemon
Beginning with a letter to one of his Black nephews, the author reflects on his slave ancestors, his upbringing in the shadow of segregation, the artifacts of slavery in modern America, historical events tied to slavery, and the importance of resisting racism on a daily basis. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB102917 This Is the Fire: What I Say to My Friends about Racism

Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner's Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause
DB103117 10 hours 48 minutes
by Ty Seidule
read by Ty Seidule
The author deconstructs the history of the Civil War and the Confederacy that he was taught growing up in the southern United States. Reflects on the Lost Cause myth, pro-Confederacy rhetoric, and the cultural gulf predicated on myth and outright lies that separates millions of Americans. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103117 Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner's Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause

Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do
DB103027 8 hours 15 minutes
by Claude M. Steele
read by James Johnson
Relays data from experiments and studies demonstrating the effect of exposing individuals to stereotypes on their psyche and performance. Discusses the dilemmas in American society that stem from issues of identity and offers strategies to mitigate the negative effects of “stereotype threat.” 2010.
DB103027 Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do

Sports and Recreation

Our Team: The Epic Story of Four Men and the World Series That Changed Baseball
DB102832 10 hours 50 minutes
by Luke Epplin
read by Leon Nixon
Sportswriter looks at four legends of baseball. Trailblazing African American players Larry Doby and Satchel Paige joined star pitcher Bob Feller and team owner Bill Veeck on the 1940s Cleveland Indians team, shaping the immediate postwar era of Major League Baseball and beyond. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102832 Our Team: The Epic Story of Four Men and the World Series That Changed Baseball

The Barcelona Complex: Lionel Messi and the Making—and Unmaking—of the World's Greatest Soccer Club
DB105172 12 hours 51 minutes
by Simon Kuper
read by various narrators
Financial journalist examines how the soccer team of FC Barcelona went from a regional team to a global powerhouse and a consistent winner of championships. With unique access behind the scenes at Barça, the author pays particular attention to the club's two biggest stars, Johan Cruyff and Lionel Messi. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105172 The Barcelona Complex: Lionel Messi and the Making—and Unmaking—of the World's Greatest Soccer Club

Singled Out: The True Story of Glenn Burke
DB102885 7 hours 13 minutes
by Andrew Maraniss
read by Kevin R. Free
Profiles Glenn Burke, the inventor of the high five and the first openly gay MLB player, from his childhood growing up in Oakland to his journey to the MLB and the World Series. Describes his joy in discovering who he really was. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB102885 Singled Out: The True Story of Glenn Burke

The Eagles of Heart Mountain: A True Story of Football, Incarceration, and Resistance in World War II America
DB102930 11 hours 29 minutes
by Bradford Pearson
read by Feodor Chin
Journalist tells the story of the nearly 14,000 Japanese Americans who were forcibly relocated in 1942 to an incarceration camp on the outskirts of Cody, Wyoming. Focuses on the camp's high school football team, which crushed the competition from nearby predominantly white high schools. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102930 The Eagles of Heart Mountain: A True Story of Football, Incarceration, and Resistance in World War II America

The MeatEater Guide to Wilderness Skills and Survival
DB102863 17 hours 46 minutes
by Steven Rinella and Brody Henderson
read by Mark Ashby
Outdoors expert and host of the show MeatEater provides advice on surviving in the wilderness. Includes tried-and-true tips, techniques, and gear recommendations from Rinella and his trusted crew of expert hunters, anglers, emergency room doctors, climbers, paddlers, and wilderness guides. Strong language. 2020.
DB102863 The MeatEater Guide to Wilderness Skills and Survival

The Captain: A Memoir
DB102979 8 hours 49 minutes
by David Wright
read by Joe Knezevich
Memoir of retired third baseman who played his whole career with the New York Mets and was named an All-Star seven times. Describes his childhood in Virginia and his development as a baseball player. Also tells of his struggles to come back each time he has been injured. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB102979 The Captain: A Memoir

Stage and Screen

When Women Invented Television: The Untold Story of the Female Powerhouses Who Pioneered the Way We Watch Today
DB102844 9 hours 43 minutes
by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
read by Nan McNamara
When television arrived, few radio moguls were interested in the upstart industry, and expensive television sets were out of reach for most families. Pop culture critic Armstrong looks at four women who saw an opportunity and carved their own paths, and in so doing invented the way we watch TV today. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102844 When Women Invented Television: The Untold Story of the Female Powerhouses Who Pioneered the Way We Watch Today

The Beauty of Living Twice
DB102921 7 hours 27 minutes
by Sharon Stone
read by Sharon Stone
Memoir of an actress and human rights advocate, famous for her roles in films like Basic Instinct. While she describes her childhood and highlights from her career, much of the memoir focuses on the massive stroke she suffered in 2001, and her struggles to rebuild her life afterwards. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102921 The Beauty of Living Twice

Screening Reality: How Documentary Filmmakers Reimagined America
DB102910 15 hours 37 minutes
by Jon Wilkman
read by Bob Souer
Filmmaker looks at the history of documentary films in America, from the nineteenth century to the present. Underscores the importance of looking at the motivations of documentarians as they tell the truth of the world as they saw it, and highlights important works of the genre. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB102910 Screening Reality: How Documentary Filmmakers Reimagined America

Travel

Without Ever Reaching the Summit: A Journey
DB102846 2 hours 34 minutes
by Paolo Cognetti
read by Jacques Roy
Recounts a 2017 expedition to Nepal to travel through the valleys of the Dolpo to explore and document life in the mountains. Reflects on his life growing up in the Alps and burgeoning self-discovery. Translated from the 2018 Italian edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB102846 Without Ever Reaching the Summit: A Journey

US History

Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy
DB103194 13 hours 1 minute
by Annette Gordon-Reed
read by Allyson Johnson
Discusses the long-standing debate over Thomas Jefferson's sexual involvement with his slave Sally Hemings. Examines the ways in which the evidence of this relationship has potentially been denied a fair hearing and false evidence may even have been tailored. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1997.
DB103194 Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy

A Stranger among Saints: Stephen Hopkins, the Man Who Survived Jamestown and Saved Plymouth
DB103195 9 hours 20 minutes
by Jonathan Mack
read by Walter Dixon
Recounts the life and trials of Stephen Hopkins, a man who suffered the shipwreck that inspired Shakespeare's The Tempest (DB35683), barely escaped a death sentence in Bermuda, encountered further storms and disease when traveling with the Pilgrims, and eventually rose to power in early America. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB103195 A Stranger among Saints: Stephen Hopkins, the Man Who Survived Jamestown and Saved Plymouth

Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story
DB103085 20 hours 21 minutes
by Wilfred M. McClay
read by Pete Cross
An account of American history that attempts to balance hard truths with inspiration in a single coherent narrative. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB103085 Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story

World History

The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos
DB102986 14 hours 25 minutes
by Judy Batalion
read by Mozhan Marnò
Recounts the accomplishments of the brave Jewish women who became resistance fighters during World War II. Profiles a handful of women and their exploits, including weapons smugglers, couriers, armed fighters, intelligence agents, and saboteurs. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.
DB102986 The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos

Born in Blackness: Africa, Africans, and the Making of the Modern World, 1471 to the Second World War
DB106264 17 hours 20 minutes
by Howard W. French
read by Gregory Maupin
In a narrative history spanning six centuries, the author reframes the story of medieval and emerging Africa's role in global history. Centers Africa in the rise of the modern world and reveals a history of trivialization or elision of past depictions of African history. Some strong language. 2021.
DB106264 Born in Blackness: Africa, Africans, and the Making of the Modern World, 1471 to the Second World War

The Fall of France: The Nazi Invasion of 1940
DB102864 11 hours 32 minutes
by Julian Jackson
read by Mark Ashby
Describes the events of the weeks surrounding the German invasion of France and examines whether that fall was inevitable within the larger context of World War II. Draws on eyewitness accounts, memoirs, and diaries. 2003.
DB102864 The Fall of France: The Nazi Invasion of 1940

Icebound: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World
DB102968 9 hours 20 minutes
by Andrea Pitzer
read by Fred Sanders
Recounts the three polar expeditions of William Barents and describes the author's own adventures in the Arctic. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102968 Icebound: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World

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

Charlie Thorne and the Lost City
DB103071 7 hours 56 minutes
by Stuart Gibbs
read by Emily Woo Zeller
After saving the world, Charlie Thorne is ready to take it easy in the Galápagos Islands. While there, the mysterious Esmerelda Castle approaches Charlie with a code created by Charles Darwin that she knows only Charlie can decipher. Sequel to Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation (DB96793). Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2021.
DB103071 Charlie Thorne and the Lost City

Spy School Revolution
DB102837 7 hours 59 minutes
by Stuart Gibbs
read by Gibson Frazier
With SPYDER defeated, thirteen-year-old Benjamin is hoping for some peace at spy school. When the CIA conference room explodes, suspicion falls on fellow trainee (and secret crush) Erica. Sequel to Spy School British Invasion (DB95306). Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2020.
DB102837 Spy School Revolution

Attack from Tilted Towers: An Unofficial Fortnite Novel, Book 6
DB107708 2 hours 9 minutes
by Devin Hunter
read by Ramon De Ocampo
With Tae Min's help, Grey's squad reaches the top ten, but every game changes who will stay trapped in Fortnite and who will get to go home. There are only three days of battles left, and Grey isn't sure it's enough time to secure top five positions for his whole squad. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2019.
DB107708 Attack from Tilted Towers: An Unofficial Fortnite Novel, Book 6

Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories
DB103100 1 hour
31 minutes
by Jeff Kinney
read by Christopher Gebauer
A collection of short scary stories featuring ghosts, vampires, mummies, demons, and more. In “The Changing,” a young boy sprouts hair uncontrollably all over his body, and then his parents tell him the truth about his new hairy condition. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2021.
DB103100 Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories

Golden Gate: City Spies, Book 2
DB102937 7 hours 49 minutes
by James Ponti
read by Lisa Flanagan
Rebel surfer-turned-agent Sydney finds herself in hot water while undercover on a marine research vessel. Meanwhile, her City Spies teammates investigate a suspected mole. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2021.
DB102937 Golden Gate: City Spies, Book 2

The Adventure Is Now
DB105137 7 hours 38 minutes
by Jess Redman
read by Adrean Rivers
After a horrible year, twelve-year-old Milton spends the summer with his Uncle Evan, a naturalist on the Lone Island. There, he learns about friendship, protecting the environment, and fighting for what is right. For grades 4-7. 2021.
DB105137 The Adventure Is Now

The Animal Rescue Agency: Case File; Pangolin Pop Star
DB107624 3 hours 11 minutes
by Eliot Schrefer
read by Reba Buhr
After a frigid arctic rescue, Esquire and Mr. Pepper get the perfect opportunity to warm up—an invitation to Beatle the Pangolin's private island concert. But when they arrive, the island is in chaos and the two must race to save the day! Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2022.
DB107624 The Animal Rescue Agency: Case File; Pangolin Pop Star

Animals and Wildlife

Doggo and Pupper
DB102886 0 hours 14 minutes
by Katherine Applegate
read by Kathleen McInerney
Doggo, an older dog, learns how to welcome and accept a young puppy into the household. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2021.
DB102886 Doggo and Pupper

Trouble with Tattle-Tails: The Fabled Stables
DB107368 0 hours 36 minutes
by Jonathan Auxier
read by various narrators
As an employee in the Fabled Stables, young Auggie must protect all fantastical creatures, even the irritatingly talkative furry tails that have attached themselves to the human residents of Rainbow's End. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2021.
DB107368 Trouble with Tattle-Tails: The Fabled Stables

Night Night, Tree Frogs
DB103046 0 hours 5 minutes
by Julie Carroll
read by Jack Fox
A group of merry-making tree frogs fall out of a tree and must band together to find their way back home before nightfall. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2019.
DB103046 Night Night, Tree Frogs

Unlikely Friends: Beak & Ally
DB106956 0 hours 16 minutes
by Norm Feuti
read by Caroline Hewitt
Ally, an alligator, is perfectly happy being alone until a noisy bird named Beak lands on her snout one day. Much to Ally's annoyance, this chatty bird likes to sing all the time and builds a new nest nearby. Even worse, he insists that he and Ally will be best friends. For grades K-3. 2021.
DB106956 Unlikely Friends: Beak & Ally

Scaredy Cat
DB102884 5 hours 8 minutes
by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein
read by Marc Thompson
Confronted by a bullying cat ghost when they move in with their new human family, two former shelter cats get blamed for all kinds of mischief before endeavoring to uncover the ghost's story. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2021.
DB102884 Scaredy Cat

Fox at Night
DB106955 0 hours 4 minutes
by Corey R. Tabor
read by Caroline Hewitt
Fox overcomes his fear of monsters when he meets real nocturnal animals. Theodor Seuss Geisel Award. For grades K-3. 2021.
DB106955 Fox at Night

Skunk and Badger
DB102952 2 hours 59 minutes
by Amy Timberlake
read by Michael Boatman
When friendly, free-spirited Skunk moves in with solitary rock scientist Badger, they discover that they have more in common than they realized. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2020.
DB102952 Skunk and Badger

I Am Golden
DB106996 0 hours 9 minutes
by Eva Chen
read by Eva Chen
An ode to the immigrant experience and a declaration of Chinese American joy. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2022.
DB106996 I Am Golden

Family

The Sea in Winter
DB103049 4 hours 28 minutes
by Christine Day
read by Kimberly Woods
After an injury sidelines her dreams of becoming a ballet star, Maisie is not excited for her blended family's midwinter road trip along the coast, near the Makah community where her mother grew up. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2021.
DB103049 The Sea in Winter

We Belong
DB102976 2 hours 32 minutes
by Cookie Hiponia Everman
read by Cookie Hiponia Everman
A novel in verse. As sisters Stella and Luna get ready for bed, their mama spins two tales: that of her youth as a strong-willed middle child and Filipino refugee; and that of the young life of Mayari, the mythical daughter of a god. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2021.
DB102976 We Belong

Eyes That Speak to the Stars
DB107282 0 hours 7 minutes
by Joanna Ho
read by Justin Chien
A young Asian boy notices that his eyes look different from his peers' after seeing his friend's drawing of them. After talking to his father, the boy realizes that his eyes rise to the skies and speak to the stars and glimpse trails of light from those who came before. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2022.
DB107282 Eyes That Speak to the Stars

Different Kinds of Fruit
DB107929 9 hours 13 minutes
by Kyle Lukoff
read by various narrators
When Annabelle learns that her father shares something big—and surprising—in common with her new nonbinary friend, she begins to see herself, and her family, in a whole new light. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2022.
DB107929 Different Kinds of Fruit

Watercress
DB106498 0 hours 10 minutes
by Andrea Wang
read by Kathleen Li
Embarrassed about gathering watercress from a roadside ditch, a girl learns to appreciate her Chinese heritage after learning why the plant is so important to her parents. Caldecott Medal. For grades K-3. 2021.
DB106498 Watercress

Fantasy

Amira & Hamza: The War to Save the Worlds
DB107787 8 hours 15 minutes
by Samira Ahmed
read by Soneela Nankani
A genie informs twelve-year-old Amira and her younger brother Hamza that they are the chosen ones who must defeat a monstrous demon of Islamic folklore to save the Earth and a parallel dimension. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2021.
DB107787 Amira & Hamza: The War to Save the Worlds

Cinders and Sparrows
DB102926 6 hours 51 minutes
by Stefan Bachmann
read by Justine Eyre
Named the only living heir to the Brydgeborn fortune, twelve-year-old Zita moves to the estate and investigates a mysterious plot involving murderous spells and a battle of wills between the living and the dead. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2020.
DB102926 Cinders and Sparrows

Games Wizards Play
DB102935 15 hours 11 minutes
by Diane Duane
read by Christina Moore
Nita and Kit plan and practice for a planet-wide wizardry competition. But spells can go awry, unexpected dangers await, and the wizards must discover what secrets lie within themselves. Sequel to A Wizard of Mars (DB102847). Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2016.
DB102935 Games Wizards Play

A Wizard of Mars
DB102847 15 hours 16 minutes
by Diane Duane
read by Christina Moore
Young wizards Kit and Nita manage to wangle their way onto an elite team sent to investigate the mysterious, long-sought “message in a bottle” that holds the first clues to the secrets of the ancient Martian race. Sequel to Wizards at War (DB62556). Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2010.
DB102847 A Wizard of Mars

The Griffin's Feather: Dragon Rider
DB102850 8 hours 3 minutes
by Cornelia Funke
read by Peter Holdway
Ben and his adopted parents protect rare creatures (like dragons), and they are trying to save the last of the winged horses. Their only hope is to obtain an elusive griffin feather. Sequel to Dragon Rider (DB59464). Translated from German edition. For grades 4-7. 2016.
DB102850 The Griffin's Feather: Dragon Rider

The Princess in Black and the Mermaid Princess
DB107344 0 hours 23 minutes
by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale
read by Julia Whelan
The Princess in Black and her friends are enjoying a day of sun and sea on Princess Sneezewort's royal boat when a real, live mermaid princess emerges from the waves! Princess Posy needs their help to protect her very cute sea goats from being eaten by a greedy kraken. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3 and older readers. 2022.
DB107344 The Princess in Black and the Mermaid Princess

The Chosen One: The Revenge of Magic
DB103090 11 hours 5 minutes
by James Riley
read by Kirby Heyborne
After being reunited with his father, Fort wishes that things could return to normal. But Fort and his friends face more perilous ancient magic as Damian believes that he can summon and stop the Old Ones. Sequel to The Timeless One (DB101293). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2021.
DB103090 The Chosen One: The Revenge of Magic

Twilight Hauntings: Enchanter's Child, Book 1
DB102839 7 hours 52 minutes
by Angie Sage
read by Fiona Hardingham
Enchantment is illegal in the city of Luma, and those who practice it are imprisoned forever in the Vaults—dark dungeons deep below the city. When her foster sister betrays her, Alex makes a daring escape to discover her true identity. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2020.
DB102839 Twilight Hauntings: Enchanter's Child, Book 1

The Beast under the Wizard's Bridge
DB107804 3 hours 38 minutes
by Brad Strickland
read by George Guidall
Lewis Barnavelt, living with his wizard uncle, tries to avert disaster when the destruction of an old bridge threatens to release a diabolical force—the legacy of a long-dead evil magician. Lewis’s friend Rose Rita and magical Mrs. Zimmermann help him struggle to defeat the spell. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2000.
DB107804 The Beast under the Wizard's Bridge

Friendship

Kaleidoscope
DB106420 3 hours 3 minutes
by Brian Selznick
read by various narrators
Two people are bound to each other through time and space, memory and dreams. At the center of their relationship is a mystery about the nature of grief and love, which constantly changes. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9. 2021.
DB106420 Kaleidoscope

The Elephant in the Room
DB102931 4 hours 49 minutes
by Holly Goldberg Sloan
read by Nikki Massoud
Missing her mother, who has returned to Turkey to resolve an immigration problem, Sila welcomes a big distraction in her life when she helps a surprising new friend rescue a circus elephant. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2021.
DB102931 The Elephant in the Room

The Chance to Fly
DB103107 6 hours 45 minutes
by Ali Stroker and Stacy Davidowitz
read by Ali Stroker
After moving across the country, thirteen-year-old Natalie auditions for the community theater's play and overcomes her fears and insecurities about performing in a wheelchair. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2021.
DB103107 The Chance to Fly

General

One Girl
DB102988 0 hours 8 minutes
by Andrea Beaty
read by Victoria Rodriguez
A girl begins to read a book that has fallen out of the sky. A small spark lights inside her that she spreads to others and lights up the whole world. Commercial audiobook. For preschool-grade 2. 2020.
DB102988 One Girl

Ten Ways to Hear Snow
DB102866 0 hours 7 minutes
by Cathy Camper
read by Eva Wilhelm
Walking to her grandmother's home to help make warak enab, Lina discovers many ways to hear snow, from the scrape of a shovel on a sidewalk to the quiet pats of snowman-building. For grades K-3. 2020.
DB102866 Ten Ways to Hear Snow

Mr. Posey's New Glasses
DB106348 0 hours 19 minutes
by Ted Kooser
read by Jill Ferris
To overcome his gloomy feeling, Mr. Posey and his young neighbor, Andy, visit the Cheer Up Thrift Shop, where they discover that each pair of glasses reveals something different. For grades K-3. 2019.
DB106348 Mr. Posey's New Glasses

Construction Site: Road Crew, Coming Through!
DB105692 0 hours 8 minutes
by Sherri Duskey Rinker
read by Christine Lowe
Several new road-building machines set out on a job—building, rolling, paving, and painting a brand-new road. For preschool-grade 2. 2021.
DB105692 Construction Site: Road Crew, Coming Through!

Dear Baby, a Love Letter to Little Ones
DB103029 0 hours 4 minutes
by Paris Rosenthal
read by Eva Wilhelm
An ode to babies to explore the world, be fearless and strong, to laugh and act silly, and more. For preschool-grade 2. 2020.
DB103029 Dear Baby, a Love Letter to Little Ones

Dear Teacher, a Celebration of People Who Inspire Us
DB103030 0 hours 4 minutes
by Paris Rosenthal
read by Eva Wilhelm
An ode to the teachers in our lives, praising everything they do for us. For preschool-grade 2. 2021.
DB103030 Dear Teacher, a Celebration of People Who Inspire Us

A Walk in the Words
DB106724 0 hours 13 minutes
by Hudson Talbott
read by Steven Carpenter
A young boy who loves to draw shares the challenges—and ultimately the rewards—of being a slow reader. For grades K-3. 2021.
DB106724 A Walk in the Words

What the Road Said
DB103048 0 hours 10 minutes
by Cleo Wade
read by Cleo Wade
A road encourages a child to lead with kindness and curiosity, remembering that the most important thing we can do in life is to keep going. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2021.
DB103048 What the Road Said

Growing Up

Starfish
DB102975 3 hours 30 minutes
by Lisa Fipps
read by Jenna Lamia
A novel in verse. Bullied and shamed her whole life for being fat, Ellie finally gains the confidence to stand up for herself with the help of some wonderful new allies. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2021.
DB102975 Starfish

American as Paneer Pie
DB103231 5 hours 59 minutes
by Supriya Kelkar
read by Priya Ayyar
When a racist incident rocks her small Michigan town and her class teases her about being Indian, eleven-year-old Lekha must decide whether to speak up or stay silent. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2020.
DB103231 American as Paneer Pie

Beauty Woke
DB107377 0 hours 11 minutes
by NoNieqa Ramos
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Beauty, who is of Taíno Indian, African, and Boricua heritage, was taught to be strong and proud, but hatred toward people who look like her bruises her heart until her community opens her eyes to the truth. For grades K-3. 2022.
DB107377 Beauty Woke

Historical Fiction

Amber & Clay
DB102960 10 hours 55 minutes
by Laura Amy Schlitz
read by various narrators
A novel in verse. A Thracian slave, Rhaskos, and a spoiled aristocrat, Melisto, never meet in the flesh and are bound by destiny. The thin line between life and death is just one boundary their unlikely friendship crosses. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2021.
DB102960 Amber & Clay

Just like That
DB103273 11 hours 46 minutes
by Gary D. Schmidt
read by Leah Horowitz
1968. Following the death of her friend, Meryl Lee navigates a snobby boarding school's traditions. Meanwhile Matt, a vulnerable boy with a violent past, ends up at the school. As their lives intertwine, they find a new sense of hope. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2021.
DB103273 Just like That

Holidays

Red and Green and Blue and White
DB107710 0 hours 7 minutes
by Lee Wind
read by Adam Grupper
It's a holiday season that both Isaac, whose family is Jewish, and Teresa, whose family is Christian, have looked forward to for months! They enjoy all the things they share, as well as the things that make them different. But when someone smashes Isaac's window in the middle of the night, the community bands together to show support. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2021.
DB107710 Red and Green and Blue and White

Humor

J.D. and the Great Barber Battle
DB103096 2 hours 2 minutes
by J. Dillard
read by Tivia Lynnell
The night before the start of third grade, eight-year-old J.D.'s mom gives him his worst home haircut. When he fixes his own hair, J.D. discovers he is a genius with clippers and turns a disaster into a thriving barber business. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2021.
DB103096 J.D. and the Great Barber Battle

Nothing Fits a Dinosaur
DB106957 0 hours 4 minutes
by Jonathan Fenske
read by Caroline Hewitt
After his mom tells him to forgo the dinosaur drama and put on his pajamas, a little boy—or rather, the dinosaur—is unimpressed and stomps around the house trying to find something that will fit. For grades K-3. 2021.
DB106957 Nothing Fits a Dinosaur

The Beast and the Bethany
DB102920 4 hours 36 minutes
by Jack Meggitt-Phillips
read by Barnaby Edwards
Handsome Ebenezer Tweezer has lived comfortably for nearly 512 years by feeding the magical beast in his mansion's attic whatever it wants. This time, when the beast demands a child, they are not prepared for Bethany. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2020.
DB102920 The Beast and the Bethany

Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Doom: Cookie Chronicles, Book 1
DB102922 3 hours 5 minutes
by Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr
read by Matthew Swanson
Eight-year-old Ben takes a fortune cookie literally and, believing he has only one day left to live, tries to do everything he has always wanted to before nightfall. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2021.
DB102922 Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Doom: Cookie Chronicles, Book 1

Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Endless Waiting: Cookie Chronicles, Book 2
DB102923 3 hours 12 minutes
by Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr
read by Matthew Swanson
A fortune cookie convinces Ben he can have whatever he wants if he is willing to wait, but getting paired with eccentric former friend Walter for a school scavenger hunt leads to unexpected rewards. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2021.
DB102923 Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Endless Waiting: Cookie Chronicles, Book 2

Mystery and Detective

Capital Mysteries, Books 1-14
DB103022 13 hours 40 minutes
by Ron Roy
read by Eva Wilhelm
Fourteen mysteries, written 2001-2012, featuring sleuths KC and Marshall investigating mysteries in the Washington, DC, area. Includes Who Cloned the President?, Kidnapped at the Capital, The Skeleton in the Smithsonian, A Spy in the White House, Who Broke Lincoln's Thumb?, Fireworks at the FBI, and more. For grades 2-4. 2012.
DB103022 Capital Mysteries, Books 1-14

Poetry

Emile and the Field
DB107706 0 hours 6 minutes
by Kevin Young
read by Kevin Young
Emile loves the field close to his home—in spring, summer, and fall, when it gives him bees and flowers, blossoms and leaves—but not as much in winter, when he has to share his beautiful, changeable field with other children and their sleds. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2022.
DB107706 Emile and the Field

Religious Themes

Flashlight Night
DB103028 0 hours 6 minutes
by Elisabeth Hasselbeck and
read by Eva Wilhelm
A boy shares a chalkboard wall with a friend to write out their fears, cares, concerns, and prayers. For grades K-3. 2021.
DB103028 Flashlight Night

Scary Stories

Mister Shivers, Books 2-3
DB102849 0 hours 29 minutes
by Max Brallier
read by Eva Wilhelm
Two collections of creepy tales written in 2020 and 2021. The spooky stories range from a boy's encounter in a dark forest to a scary doll watching the movements of a first-time babysitter. For grades K-3. 2021.
DB102849 Mister Shivers, Books 2-3

Houdini and Me
DB103111 3 hours 21 minutes
by Dan Gutman
read by various narrators
Eleven-year-old Harry lives where Houdini spent his final years, so he has always been interested in the famous magician and magic tricks. He just never expected Houdini to contact him from beyond the grave—and what Houdini wants him to do could well cost Harry his own life. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2021.
DB103111 Houdini and Me

The List of Unspeakable Fears
DB107709 9 hours 21 minutes
by J. Kasper Kramer
read by Angel Pean
New York City, 1910. Four years after her Irish immigrant father dies of tuberculosis, ten-year-old Essie's fear and anxiety continue to grow uncontrollably. Her new stepfather runs a quarantine hospital for the incurably sick, and Essie imagines all manner of horrors, including the ghost of a little girl. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2021.
DB107709 The List of Unspeakable Fears

School

Susie B. Won't Back Down
DB106344 5 hours 0 minutes
by Margaret Finnegan
read by Mare Trevathan
Fifth-grader Susan “Susie B.” Babuszkiewicz finds that running for student council is complicated, especially after learning that her hero, Susan B. Anthony, was not as heroic as she thought. Told through a series of letters from Susie to Susan. For grades 4-7. 2021.
DB106344 Susie B. Won't Back Down

Amina's Song
DB103070 5 hours 4 minutes
by Hena Khan
read by Soneela Nankani
Feeling pulled between two cultures after a month with family in Pakistan, Amina shares her experiences with her Wisconsin classmates through a class assignment and a songwriting project with new student Nico. Sequel to Amina's Voice (DB87659). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2021.
DB103070 Amina's Song

The One Thing You'd Save
DB103047 0 hours 26 minutes
by Linda Sue Park
read by various narrators
A teacher asks her class to identify the one thing they would save if their house were on fire. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2021.
DB103047 The One Thing You'd Save

Simon B. Rhymin'
DB102974 3 hours 26 minutes
by Dwayne Reed
read by Dwayne Reed
Chicago fifth-grader Simon, an aspiring rapper who lacks self-confidence, uses his rhymes for a school project and to help bring his community together. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2021.
DB102974 Simon B. Rhymin'

Omar Rising
DB107343 4 hours 49 minutes
by Aisha Saeed
read by Vikas Adam
Omar must contend with being treated like a second-class citizen when he gets a scholarship to an elite boarding school. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2022.
DB107343 Omar Rising

Science Fiction

Omega Rising: Voyagers, Book 3
DB103160 4 hours 6 minutes
by Patrick Carman
read by Robbie Daymond
The Voyagers land on Aqua Gen, a planet made entirely of water, in search of the third element. But they've got company in the form of Team Omega—and they'll do anything to win. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2016.
DB103160 Omega Rising: Voyagers, Book 3

Infinity Riders: Voyagers, Book 4
DB103272 4 hours 13 minutes
by Kekla Magoon
read by Robbie Daymond
The Voyagers land on planet Infinity where they must navigate a complex maze of underground tunnels in search of the fourth element. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2016.
DB103272 Infinity Riders: Voyagers, Book 4

Sports Stories

Falling Short
DB107932 5 hours 13 minutes
by Ernesto Cisneros
read by various narrators
Best friends Isaac and Marco face various challenges in sixth grade, such as Isaac getting better grades, Marco winning a spot on the basketball team, and both seeing their efforts make a change in their respective family lives. They hope their friendship and support for one another will be enough to help them from falling short. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2022.
DB107932 Falling Short

Children's Nonfiction

Animals and Wildlife

If You Want a Friend in Washington: Wacky, Wild & Wonderful Presidential Pets
DB102851 0 hours 43 minutes
by Erin McGill
read by Eva Wilhelm
A clever, funny, and informative look at the pets—from Calvin Coolidge's wallaby to Teddy Roosevelt's flying squirrels—that have passed through the White House gates. For grades K-3. 2020.
DB102851 If You Want a Friend in Washington: Wacky, Wild & Wonderful Presidential Pets

Biography

Mister T.V.: The Story of John Logie Baird
DB102950 0 hours 19 minutes
by Julie Fulton
read by various narrators
When he reads about an innovator who has tried to make a machine that will show live pictures, John Logie Baird is inspired to become one of the inventors of television. Commercial audiobook. For preschool-grade 2. 2020.
DB102950 Mister T.V.: The Story of John Logie Baird

Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix
DB106248 0 hours 25 minutes
by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and June Jo Lee
read by Carl Stewart
Describes the LA street cook's life, including working in his family's restaurant as a child, figuring out what he wanted to do with his life, and his success with his Korean-Mexican taco truck Kogi. For grades K-3. 2017.
DB106248 Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix

Leave It to Abigail! The Revolutionary Life of Abigail Adams
DB106347 0 hours 25 minutes
by Barb Rosenstock
read by Jill Ferris
Presents the life of the former first lady, describing how she defied historical conventions by asking questions, marrying against expectations, volunteering during the Revolutionary War, and representing the new nation as the president's wife. For grades K-3. 2020.
DB106347 Leave It to Abigail! The Revolutionary Life of Abigail Adams

We Wait for the Sun
DB106673 0 hours 36 minutes
by Dovey Johnson Roundtree and Katie McCabe
read by Adrean Rivers
The late civil rights attorney and activist shares a poignant moment from her childhood beside her wise grandmother, as the two pick blackberries in the dark and wait for the sun to rise. For grades K-3. 2021.
DB106673 We Wait for the Sun

Stitch by Stitch: Elizabeth Hobbs Keckly Sews Her Way to Freedom
DB106296 0 hours 35 minutes
by Connie Schofield-Morrison
read by Susan Spain
Recounts the life of Elizabeth Hobbs Keckly, a talented seamstress born enslaved in 1818 who bought freedom for herself and her son. For grades 2-4. 2021.
DB106296 Stitch by Stitch: Elizabeth Hobbs Keckly Sews Her Way to Freedom

Soldier for Equality: José de la Luz Sáenz and the Great War
DB102836 0 hours 38 minutes
by Duncan Tonatiuh
read by David DeSantos
Tonatiuh, an award-winning author, chronicles the life of José de la Sáenz (Luz), a Mexican American who fought in WWI and then co-founded the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the oldest Latino civil rights organization in the US. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2019.
DB102836 Soldier for Equality: José de la Luz Sáenz and the Great War

Mother Jones and Her Army of Mill Children
DB102862 0 hours 21 minutes
by Jonah Winter
read by Eva Wilhelm
Mother Jones, an activist and union organizer, fought to end child labor. The author chronicles the Children's Crusade of 1903, where Mother Jones led one hundred boys and girls on a glorious march from Philadelphia right to the front door of President Theodore Roosevelt's Long Island home. For grades K-3. 2020.
DB102862 Mother Jones and Her Army of Mill Children

General

Our Skin: A First Conversation about Race
DB102951 0 hours 14 minutes
by Megan Madison and Jessica Ralli
read by Robin Miles
Experts provide a conversation on race and the science behind different skin colors, with a supportive approach for both the child and the adult in discussing racism. Commercial audiobook. For preschool-grade 2. 2021.
DB102951 Our Skin: A First Conversation about Race

Music

Missy Elliott: The Library of Hip-Hop Biographies
DB102853 1 hour
3 minutes
by Bethany Bezdecheck
read by Duyen Washington
Since her first album in 1997, multiple-time Grammy Award winner Missy has broken many barriers and is the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. She is a record producer, entrepreneur, and charity spokeswoman and has her own record label. For grades 4-7. 2009.
DB102853 Missy Elliott: The Library of Hip-Hop Biographies

Poetry

Legacy: Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance
DB102794 1 hour 50 minutes
by Nikki Grimes
read by Susan Spain
Taking inspiration from the unsung women poets of the era, award-winning author uses the “Golden Shovel” poetry method to create original poems drawn from the words of groundbreaking women writers. Includes poetry by Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Clarissa Scott Delany, Anne Spencer, Effie Lee Newsome, and more. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2021.
DB102794 Legacy: Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance

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.

Spanish

Trilogía de la Fundación (Foundation Trilogy)
DB107715 26 horas 13 minutos
por Isaac Asimov
leído por Raúl Llorens
Trilogía de novelas escritas entre 1951 y 1953 que exploran el mundo del Imperio Galáctico en el momento en que se derrumba tras doce mil años de dominio. En un esfuerzo por preservar el conocimiento y la sabiduría de la humanidad, el psicohistoriador Hari Seldon conduce a un grupo de hombres y mujeres al borde de la galaxia. Traducido de la edición en inglés de 1953. Audiolibro comercial.
(Trilogy of novels written between 1951 and 1953 exploring the world of the Galactic Empire as it collapses after twelve thousand years of rule. In an effort to preserve human knowledge and wisdom, psychohistorian Hari Seldon leads a group of men and women to the edge of the galaxy. Commercial audiobook.) 2002.
DB107715 Trilogía de la Fundación (Foundation Trilogy)

Caná (Cana)
DB106239 52 horas 49 minutos
por J. J. Benítez
leído por Luis Alberto Orozco
En esta novela, la secuela a Jordán (DBG17335) y el final de la serie Caballo de Troya, el piloto de las Fuerzas Aéreas que viaja en el tiempo es testigo de algunos acontecimientos clave en la vida de Jesús, como la elección de los doce apóstoles y las bodas de Caná. Contiene algo de lenguaje fuerte, descripciones de violencia, y algunas descripciones explícitas de índole sexual.
(In this novel, the sequel to Jordán (DBG17335) and the Trojan Horse series finale, the time traveling Air Force pilot witnesses some key happenings in Jesus's life, such as the election of the twelve apostles and the miracle at Cana. Violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex.) 2011.
DB106239 Caná (Cana)

El Descapotable Rojo y Otras Historias: Cuentos Escogidos e Inéditos 1978-2008 (The Red Convertible: Selected and New Stories, 1978-2008)
DB102393 25 horas 24 minutos
por Louise Erdrich
leído por Wanda Arriaga
Treinta y seis cuentos de la premiada novelista Erdrich. En “Cuchillos”, una treintona ayudante de carnicero que es un poco fea tiene una aventura con un vendedor ambulante inestable y infructuoso. Incluye “La Carrera del Hombre Gordo”, “La Leche Paterna”, “Mujer Desnuda Tocando a Chopin”, “Golpear al Perro” y el cuento que da título a la obra. Traducido de la edición en inglés de 2009. Contiene lenguaje ofensivo y algunas descripciones de violencia y de índole sexual.
(Thirty-six tales by award-winning novelist Erdrich. In “Knives” a homely, thirtysomething butcher's assistant has an affair with an unsuccessful, unstable traveling salesman. Includes “The Fat Man's Race,” “Father's Milk,” “Naked Woman Playing Chopin,” “Pounding the Dog,” and the title story.) 2016.
DB102393 El Descapotable Rojo y Otras Historias: Cuentos Escogidos e Inéditos 1978-2008 (The Red Convertible: Selected and New Stories, 1978-2008)

El Unicornio (The Wandering Unicorn)
DB101756 21 horas 9 minutos
por Manuel Mujica Lainez
leído por Soraya Padrao
El cuento de medieval Melusina, que tiene el cuerpo inferior de una serpiente, se enamora de un joven que la rescata de su torre y la libera de un maleficio. Ella presencia muchas batallas mientras lo sigue por toda Europa medieval durante las cruzadas. Contiene algunas descripciones de violencia.
(Medieval fairy Melusine, who has the lower body of a serpent, falls in love with a young man who rescues her from her tower and frees her from an evil spell. She witnesses many battles as she follows him across medieval Europe during the crusades. Some violence.) 1965.
DB101756 El Unicornio (The Wandering Unicorn)

La Caza del Carnero Salvaje (A Wild Sheep Chase)
DB105979 12 horas 18 minutos
por Haruki Murakami
leído por Aurelio Dominguez
Los personajes de esta novela surrealista no tienen nombre. El protagonista es un hombre treintona, divorciado, que trabaja como redactor en una empresa de publicidad. Un amigo le envía una foto de ovejas, que utiliza para ilustrar un boletín informativo. Una de las ovejas de la foto tiene una marca inusual en forma de estrella y es una metáfora del poder. El héroe es enviado en una búsqueda para encontrar la ubicación de la oveja—la fuente de poder. Traducido de la edición en inglés de 1989. Contiene algo de lenguaje ofensivo y algunas descripciones de índole sexual.
(The characters in this surrealistic novel are unnamed. The hero is an unremarkable, thirtyish man, divorced, who works as a copywriter for an advertising firm. A friend sends him a snapshot of sheep, which he uses to illustrate a newsletter. One of the sheep in the photo has an unusual star-shaped marking and is a metaphor for power. The hero is sent on a quest to find the location of the sheep—the source of power. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex.) 2016.
DB105979 La Caza del Carnero Salvaje (A Wild Sheep Chase)

De Ninguna Parte (Out of Nowhere)
DB106356 11 horas 56 minutos
por Julia Navarro
leído por Tito Asorey
Abir, un adolescente libanés, busca venganza cuando unas tropas israelíes matan a su familia en una misión que persigue a Jacob, uno de los soldados que la llevó a cabo. Abir se aloja con unos parientes en París, donde se enamora, y años más tarde se cruza con Jacob en Bélgica. Sin calificación. Audiolibro comercial.
(Abir, a Lebanese teen, seeks revenge after Israeli troops kill his family, a mission that haunts Jacob, one of the soldiers who carried it out. Abir stays with relatives in Paris, where he falls in love, and years later he crosses paths with Jacob in Belgium. Unrated. Commercial audiobook.) 2021.
DB106356 De Ninguna Parte (Out of Nowhere)

Dos Espías en Caracas (Two Spies in Caracas)
DB107027 16 horas 42 minutos
por Moisés Naím
leído por José Manuel Vieira
Basada en años de investigación, esta novela histórica sigue a una agente de la CIA (Eva) y a un oficial de inteligencia cubano (Mauricio) mientras se conocen y tratan de llevar a cabo sus misiones en la Venezuela de Hugo Chávez. ¿Acabará enamorándose esta improbable pareja? Sin calificación. Audiolibro comercial.
(Based on years of research, this historical novel follows a CIA agent (Eva) and a Cuban intelligence officer (Mauricio) as they meet and then try to carry out their assignments in Hugo Chavez's Venezuela. Will this unlikely pair end up falling in love? Unrated. Commercial audiobook.) 2019.
DB107027 Dos Espías en Caracas (Two Spies in Caracas)

El Italiano (The Italian)
DB107693 10 horas 13 minutos
por Arturo Pérez-Reverte
leído por Víctor Clavijo
Una joven encuentra a un buzo militar italiano herido en la playa cerca de Algeciras durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial. En lugar de llamar a las autoridades españolas, lo lleva a su casa, una decisión que cambiará su vida para siempre. Sin calificación. Audiolibro comercial.
(A young woman finds an injured Italian military diver on the beach near Algeciras during World War II. Rather than call the Spanish authorities, she brings him to her home, a decision that will change her life forever. Unrated. Commercial audiobook.) 2021.
DB107693 El Italiano (The Italian)

El Lector de Tabaquería: Historia de una Tradición Cubana (El Lector: A History of the Cigar Factory Reader)
DB106251 12 horas 13 minutos
por Araceli Tinajero
leído por Mario Rios
Detalla la costumbre del siglo XIX entre los tabaqueros cubanos de que un lector designado narre en voz alta libros, periódicos y tratados políticos en el lugar de trabajo. En toda América, el lector transformó el trabajo artesanal repetitivo al informar y educar a generaciones de trabajadores.
(Details the nineteenth-century custom among Cuban cigar workers of having a designated “lector” (reader) narrate books, newspapers, and political tracts aloud in the workplace. Across the Americas, the lector transformed repetitive artisanal labor by informing and educating generations of workers.) 2007.
DB106251 El Lector de Tabaquería: Historia de una Tradición Cubana (El Lector: A History of the Cigar Factory Reader)

Audio Magazines

For a free subscription to these magazines, contact your cooperating library or subscribe through BARD or BARD Mobile.

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

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