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Table of Contents

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Books for Adults

Adult Fiction

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Children's Fiction

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Adult Fiction


The Pharaoh Key
DB91543 9 hours 14 minutes
by Lincoln Child and Douglas
read by David W. Collins
Gideon Crew is shocked when his former employer, Eli Glinn, vanishes without a trace, and Glinn’s high-tech lab, Effective Engineering Solutions, shuts down. Fresh off a diagnosis that gives him only months to live, Crew gets a bead on EES’s final, possibly life-saving, treasure. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Romanov Ransom
DB89311 10 hours 28 minutes
by Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell
read by Scott Brick
In 1918, a ransom was paid to free the Romanovs from the Bolsheviks, but they died anyway. The Nazis later stole the ransom from the Russians, and after that it vanished. When a modern-day kidnapping occurs, Sam and Remi Fargo learn that those long-lost riches may be back in play. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Soulstealer: Catwoman
DB91721 10 hours 2 minutes
by Sarah J. Maas
read by Julia Whelan
Two years after escaping Gotham City’s slums, Selina Kyle returns as the wealthy Holly Vanderhees and moonlights as Catwoman. Selina plays a desperate game of cat and mouse with Batwing by night and her devilishly handsome neighbor Luke Fox by day. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.


Twenty Years After
DB91723 27 hours 58 minutes
by Alexandre Dumas
read by Frederick Davidson
Twenty years after Athos, Porthos, Aramis, and D’Artagnan from The Three Musketeers (DB 64277) triumphed over Cardinal Richelieu and Milady, treasons and stratagems once again threaten France with civil war. Only this time, their greatest enemy is the son of Milady. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1845.

The Vicomte de Bragelonne
DB91724 23 hours 0 minutes
by Alexandre Dumas
read by Simon Vance
Raoul de Bragelonne, son of Athos from The Three Musketeers (DB 64277), is intent on serving France, as well as winning the heart of Louise de la Valliere. As he courts her, his father and his father’s compatriots--Porthos, Aramis, and d’Artagnan--pursue their own intrigues. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1848.


Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties
DB90780 7 hours 36 minutes
by Camille Pagán
read by Teresa Willis
Fifty-something Maggie is shocked when her husband, Adam, leaves her. Realizing she has given all she has to everyone else, leaving nothing of her own, she attempts to reinvent herself. Her efforts seem successful, until a new crisis presents itself. Some descriptions of sex. 2018.

DB91127 5 hours 46 minutes
by Domenico Starnone
read by Barry Bernson
Famed book illustrator Daniele Mallarico returns to his childhood home in Naples to look after his grandson, Mario, while the boy’s parents attend a conference. Four-year-old Mario is a handful, and being in his old home brings back memories for Daniele. Translated from the 2016 Italian edition. Some strong language. 2018.

Jacob’s Ladder
DB96871 25 hours 5 minutes
by Ludmila Ulitskaya
read by Catherine Byers
In the early 1900s, Jacob Ossetsky chronicles his life in his diary as he witnesses the changes from Imperial to Soviet Russia. His granddaughter Nora faces her own trials as she has a child, possibly outside of her marriage. Translated from the 2015 Russian edition. 2019.


The Skaar Invasion
DB91671 12 hours 44 minutes
by Terry Brooks
read by Simon Vance
The Four Lands are under siege. Dar Leah, once the High Druid’s Blade, has fought the leader of the invaders before and believes the only hope rests in the hands of Druid Drisker Arc--currently trapped inside vanished Paranor. Sequel to The Black Elfstone (DB 88204). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Brief Cases
DB91405 15 hours 32 minutes
by Jim Butcher
read by various narrators
Twelve short stories from the world of Harry Dresden, Chicago’s resident wizard. While most of the stories in the collection have been previously published, “Zoo Day,” in which Harry takes his ten-year-old daughter Maggie to the zoo, is new. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

DB91536 21 hours 46 minutes
by Jacqueline Carey
read by Caitlin Davies
Destined from birth to serve as protector of the princess Zariya, Khai is trained in the arts of killing and stealth, but there is a secret that has been withheld from him. If he is to keep Zariya alive, Khai’s hope lies with an unlikely crew of prophecy-seekers. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

DB97841 10 hours 19 minutes
by Shea Ernshaw
read by various narrators
Rumored to be a witch, Nora attempts to uncover the truth about a boy she discovers alive in the woods who went missing weeks ago during a brutal winter storm. Descriptions of sex, some strong language, and some violence. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Dark Queen: A Jane Yellowrock Novel
DB97839 16 hours 53 minutes
by Faith Hunter
read by Khristine Hvam
Leo, Master of the City of New Orleans, has been issued a blood challenge by the emperor of the European vampires. If he loses, the city will be forfeit. His enforcer, skinwalker Jane Yellowrock, is determined to prevent this from happening. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Brightest Fell
DB89309 11 hours 39 minutes
by Seanan McGuire
read by Mary Robinette Kowal
Half-fae PI October Daye receives an unexpected visit from her mother, Amandine, who takes Toby’s fiancé Tybalt hostage. Amandine is demanding Toby search for her long-missing other daughter, August. To succeed, Toby will need to ask old enemy Simon Torquill for help. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Spinning Silver
DB91647 17 hours 58 minutes
by Naomi Novik
read by Lisa Flanagan
When her moneylender father can no longer collect his debts, Miryem takes over and earns a reputation of being able to turn silver into gold. This draws the attention of the icy Staryk people, whose king sets her an impossible task. Luckily she finds some unexpected allies. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

DB89655 55 hours 8 minutes
by Brandon Sanderson
read by various narrators
Humanity faces a new Desolation with the return of the Voidbringers. While the Alethi armies won a victory, their enemies the Parshendi have summoned the Everstorm. The nations of Roshar must stand together to save civilization. Sequel to Words of Radiance (DB 78462). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Bane and Shadow; Blood and Tempest
DB90450 30 hours 56 minutes
by Jon Skovron
read by Alec Volz
In Bane and Shadow, former thief Red is trained as a spy by the biomancers. Meanwhile, Hope attacks their fleet, seeking revenge for the loss of her family. Also includes Blood and Tempest. Sequel to Hope and Red (DB 85209). Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

The Witch Who Came in from the Cold: Season 1
DB88997 19 hours 6 minutes
by Lindsay Smith and others
read by Emily Ellet
Five authors collaborate in this novel that was originally released as an online serial. While American and Russian spies scheme in 1970 Cold War Prague, a secret war is being fought between magical forces known as the Ice and the Flame. Strong language and some violence. 2016.

Tairen Soul, Books 1-2
DB96560 33 hours 30 minutes
by C.L. Wilson
read by Jessica Wortham
Two novels of fantasy and romance. In Lord of the Fading Lands, Rain Tairen Soul retreated to the Fading Lands after his wife’s death, but centuries later he senses his true mate is waiting. Includes Lady of Light and Shadows. Some violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.


Land Mammals and Sea Creatures
DB91069 8 hours 52 minutes
by Jen Neale
read by Jean Cochran
Julie Bird has returned to her hometown to care for her dad, Marty, who has severe PTSD. Beginning with a blue whale that beaches itself on the nearby coast, it appears the animals around them are carrying out Marty’s wishes to commit suicide. Strong language. 2018.

The Overstory
DB91490 22 hours 51 minutes
by Richard Powers
read by Suzanne Toren
A group of nine strangers are tied together by their shared desire to protect one of the last virgin forests in America. They include a wounded Vietnam vet, a student who dies and is revived, and a scientist who learns that trees can communicate. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

Alternate Side
DB90771 8 hours 48 minutes
by Anna Quindlen
read by Carol Dines
Nora and Charlie Nolan have a comfortable life on an affluent block in Manhattan. Simmering tensions among the Nolans and the various other residents bubble over, however, after a neighbor beats the local handyman with a golf club. Some violence and some strong language. 2018.

The Story of Our Lives
DB90558 10 hours 14 minutes
by Helen Warner
read by Kristin Allison
Over the course of fifteen years, the friendship between Sophie, Emily, Amy, and Melissa is tested. They gather every year for a vacation, but eventually secrets are revealed, and the foundations of their lives are threatened. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

Historical Fiction

The Atomic City Girls
DB90415 9 hours 24 minutes
by Janet Beard
read by Kristin Allison
Oak Ridge, Tennessee; 1944. Eighteen-year-old June Walker boards a bus whose destination does not officially exist. The segregated government facility tests the loyalties and values of those who work there. A breach in security entwines June’s fate with that of African American construction worker Joe Brewer. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2018.

The Sound of the Hours
DB97200 13 hours 38 minutes
by Karen Campbell
read by Kristin Allison
Tuscany, 1943. Germans fill the hills of Barga, and the residents find their loyalties tested. When the United States sends buffalo soldiers to infiltrate the area, Barga resident Vita Guidi meets Frank Chapel. Their developing love endangers them both. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2019.

Slave Old Man
DB91216 5 hours 48 minutes
by Patrick Chamoiseau
read by Gary Telles
Nearing the end of his life, an old man escapes slavery on Martinique by disappearing into a rainforest, where he is confronted by those who went before him. The world is reshaped around him. Translated from the 1997 French and Creole edition. Some violence. 2018.

DB91559 12 hours 9 minutes
by Charles Frazier
read by Molly Parker
1906. Varina Davis, former First Lady of the Confederacy, receives a visitor seeking more information on his own past. His questions lead Varina to reflect on her years since she married Jefferson Davis, a widower more than twice her age. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

This Scorched Earth
DB97213 29 hours 23 minutes
by William Gear
read by Robert Sams
In the days before the Civil War, newly minted doctor Philip “Doc” Hancock travels home to Arkansas to see his family. All believe they have the world at their feet, but war changes their fortunes. They must count on each other to rebuild their lives. Violence and strong language. 2018.

The Glittering Hour
DB97750 14 hours 5 minutes
by Iona Grey
read by Imogen Church
1936. Alice Carew has been sent to her grandparents’ estate while her parents travel to Burma. To entertain her, Alice’s mother Selina has left a treasure hunt. Alice learns more about her mother’s life as a Bright Young Thing and the choices Selina made. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

They Come in All Colors
DB97838 12 hours 32 minutes
by Malcolm Hansen
read by Ron Butler
After a confrontation lands his best friend in the hospital, biracial Huey Fairchild finds himself on academic probation and facing legal charges. He reflects on his current problems through the lens of his past, growing up in Georgia during the Civil Rights Movement. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

American Duchess: A Novel of Consuelo Vanderbilt
DB97744 8 hours 56 minutes
by Karen Harper
read by Ann Marie Gideon
1893. Sixteen-year-old Consuelo Vanderbilt has spent her life adhering to her mother’s dictates. However, she falls in love with Winthrop Rutherfurd, a friend of her father’s. Her mother, Alva, is determined that Consuelo will marry into the aristocracy, if not royalty. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted
DB97835 9 hours 29 minutes
by Robert Hillman
read by Daniel Lepaine
Farmer Tom Hope tries to rebuild his life after divorce and losing the son of his heart to his ex-wife. When Hannah Babel arrives in his small Australian town, he’s not sure what to make of her. But Hannah has her own haunting past as an Auschwitz survivor. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

DB90711 12 hours 11 minutes
by Madeline Miller
read by Perdita Weeks
Circe grows up in the court of her father, the sun god Helios. Despised by her parents and others, she falls in love with a mortal who shuns her. When she takes revenge, she is banished. Those who wish her and others harm are transformed into pigs. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Beyond the Shadow of War
DB97746 12 hours 6 minutes
by Diane Moody
read by Justine Eyre
England, 1945. Danny and Anya from Of Windmills and War (DB 97347) have been reunited and marry. But when the American troops are demobilized, Anya and the other war brides are left behind. Anya finds herself relying on her roommates to get through the painful separation. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Human Relationships

The Boat People
DB90817 14 hours 24 minutes
by Sharon Bala
read by Joe Peck
Mahindan and his six-year-old son Sellian arrive in Canada on a rusty cargo ship carrying five hundred other refugees from Sri Lanka. Hoping for a better life, Mahindan is instead incarcerated. Sellian is placed into foster care as government officials investigate fears of terrorists hiding among the refugees. 2018.

The Only Story
DB91488 7 hours 23 minutes
by Julian Barnes
read by Guy Mott
Nineteen-year-old Paul is home from university when he falls for Susan, one of the women at the local tennis club. Susan is in her late forties, married with grown children of her own, but they decide to be together, despite the disapproval of everyone around them. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

Before and Again
DB91570 14 hours 43 minutes
by Barbara Delinsky
read by Mary Stuart Masterson
After her daughter died in a car accident, Mackenzie Cooper lost her marriage, family, and friends. She changed her name and moved to a small town in Vermont. But when a friend’s teenage son is accused of hacking, she gets caught in the media spotlight around his case. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

DB91067 11 hours 56 minutes
by Négar Djavadi
read by Faith Potts
As Kimiâ Sadr waits in a fertility clinic, she reflects on her family’s stories--her own, her parents’, her great-grandfather’s, and more. She thinks about her family fleeing Iran, coming to terms with her sexuality, and her desire to be a mother. Translated from the 2016 French edition. Some violence. 2018.

By Invitation Only
DB91548 10 hours 27 minutes
by Dorothea Benton Frank
read by various narrators
The Cambrias are wealthy power brokers noted among the Chicago elite. The Stiftels are hard-working Southern peach farmers. These two families come together in the Lowcountry of South Carolina for an engagement party. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

Every Note Played
DB91562 8 hours 5 minutes
by Lisa Genova
read by various narrators
Concert pianist Richard received standing ovations around the world. Now diagnosed with ALS, he faces the loss of motor control and his musical career. When he asks his ex-wife Karina for help, being under the same roof forces the pair to confront their past. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Meg and Jo
DB97836 13 hours 48 minutes
by Virginia Kantra
read by various narrators
In this modern retelling of Little Women (DB 58830), Jo must reinvent herself when her New York journalism career collapses, while Meg finds the picture-perfect life of suburban motherhood isn’t what she expected. When their mother is sick at the holidays, the sisters rediscover what really matters. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Women in Sunlight
DB90656 16 hours 56 minutes
by Frances Mayes
read by Kimberly Farr
Americans Julia, Camille, and Susan meet on a tour of a retirement village in North Carolina and decide impulsively to rent a house together in Tuscany for a year. Fellow American Kit helps introduce them to the pleasures and new opportunities of life in Italy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

My Year of Rest and Relaxation
DB91644 7 hours 17 minutes
by Ottessa Moshfegh
read by Julia Whelan
2000. A recent Columbia graduate with a great job, an Upper East Side apartment, and a tidy inheritance still feels empty. She finds a new psychiatrist who prescribes a battery of drugs, and withdraws from the world. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.


The Captain and the Glory: An Entertainment
DB97748 2 hours 24 minutes
by Dave Eggers
read by John Hodgman
After the aging captain of the Glory retires, one of the passengers--a man who wears a yellow feather in his hair--volunteers to replace him. The other passengers agree as they know he will entertain them, even as he gathers his coterie of petty thieves and conmen around him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Man’s 4th Best Hospital
DB97846 15 hours 42 minutes
by Samuel Shem
read by Sean Runnette
Roy Basch, from The House of God (DB 14289), and his fellow former interns join Fats, now the leader of what is Man’s 4th Best Hospital, in order to teach a new generation of interns and residents and make medicine humane again. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Thank You, Jeeves
DB90322 6 hours 56 minutes
by P.G. Wodehouse
read by Michael Kramer
Bertie Wooster’s banjolele playing has finally driven his otherwise steadfast gentleman’s gentleman, Jeeves, to the point of giving notice. Unsure how to lure back his problem-solving valet, Bertie narrowly escapes forced marriage, a cottage fire, and a butter theft before he discovers a solution. 1934.


Ursula K. Le Guin: The Complete Orsinia; Malafrena, Stories, and Songs
DB90731 25 hours 16 minutes
by Ursula K. Le Guin
read by Stephen Van Doren
A collection of stories and songs from the author’s Orsinian cycle, which focuses on a fictional central European country called Orsinia. The stories collected cover several centuries of Orsinia’s history. 2016.

Tropic of Cancer
DB90815 12 hours 55 minutes
by Henry Miller
read by Brian Hemmingsen
Recounts the experiences, sensations, and thoughts of a young expatriate American writer and his friends in 1930s Paris as they scrounge for food, read and converse, and have relationships. The author’s autobiographical first novel was initially published in France and banned in the United States. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 1934.

Mystery and Detective

Bewitched and Betrothed: A Witchcraft Mystery
DB97872 8 hours 56 minutes
by Juliet Blackwell
read by Xe Sands
Witch Lily Ivory is getting ready to walk down the aisle when she stumbles on the uniform of a former prisoner from Alcatraz and SFPD inspector Carlos Romero’s cousin is kidnapped. Lily suspects something dangerous has been unleashed on the ghost-ridden island of Alcatraz. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Night and the Music: The Matthew Scudder Stories
DB97736 6 hours 33 minutes
by Lawrence Block
read by Lawrence Block
Eleven stories and novellas featuring reformed alcoholic and unlicensed PI Matthew Scudder. In several entries, Scudder recounts events from his former life as a cop, first as a patrolman partnered with the legendary Vince Mahaffey, then as an NYPD detective leading a double life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

The Lost Traveller: A County Cork Mystery
DB97737 7 hours 44 minutes
by Sheila Connolly
read by Amy Rubinate
Boston expat Maura Donovan discovers a body in the ravine behind her pub, Sullivan’s. The police reveal that the victim’s face has been battered beyond recognition. Even after the dead man is finally identified, nobody in the tight-knit village of Leap admits to knowing him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Murder in an English Village
DB97743 9 hours 28 minutes
by Jessica Ellicott
read by Barbara Rosenblat
Although long-lost school chums and new roommates, the boisterous and brash American Beryl couldn’t be less like the prim and proper British Edwina. But as sleuths in an England recovering from the Great War, they’re the perfect match. And Edwina’s idyllic hometown has a hidden sinister side to investigate. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Storm Murders Trilogy
DB90146 36 hours 55 minutes
by John Farrow
read by John Jessup
Written between 2015 and 2017, three mysteries set in epic storms feature retired Montreal detective Emile Cinq-Mars. In The Storm Murders, two bodies are found in a farmhouse after a severe blizzard. Also includes Seven Days Dead and Perish the Day. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Murder in Red: A Murder, She Wrote Mystery
DB97892 7 hours 37 minutes
by Jessica Fletcher and Jon Land
read by Laurel Lefkow
Jessica Fletcher’s favorite gin-rummy partner, Mimi Van Dorn, checks into a brand new private hospital for a simple procedure--one that leads tragically, and inexplicably, to her death. Seeking justice in her inimitable fashion, Jessica investigates the hospital and its shadowy business dealings. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Stone Circle: A Ruth Galloway Mystery
DB95310 10 hours 3 minutes
by Elly Griffiths
read by Jane McDowell
DCI Nelson has been receiving threatening letters. They are anonymous, yet somehow familiar. They read like the letters that first drew him into a case with Dr. Ruth Galloway. But the author of those letters is dead...or maybe not. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

No Way Out
DB97378 10 hours 18 minutes
by Cara Hunter
read by Barry Bernson
As DI Fawley struggles with marriage problems, the team investigates a horrifying home arson that leaves a toddler dead, a boy in critical condition, and the parents nowhere to be found. Flashbacks reveal interactions within the targeted family in the months leading up to the fire. Violence and strong language. 2019.

Monday’s Not Coming
DB91566 10 hours 9 minutes
by Tiffany D. Jackson
read by Imani Parks
When her friend Monday goes missing and Monday’s mother refuses to give her a straight answer, Claudia digs into her best friend’s odd disappearance. How can a teenage girl just vanish without anyone noticing that she’s gone? Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Duel to the Death
DB91653 11 hours 22 minutes
by J.A. Jance
read by Karen Ziemba
After taking down the man responsible for his best friend’s death, Stuart Ramey finds himself left with a multimillion-dollar fortune in Bitcoin. It’s a desperate bid by Frigg, a rogue A.I. program created by the killer, to keep itself from being fully deactivated. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The 17th Suspect
DB90591 7 hours 0 minutes
by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
read by January LaVoy
A series of shootings exposes San Francisco to a methodical yet unpredictable killer, and a reluctant woman decides to put her trust in Sergeant Lindsay Boxer. The confidential informant’s tip leads Lindsay to disturbing conclusions, including that something has gone horribly wrong inside the police department itself. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Bark of Night
DB97900 6 hours 54 minutes
by David Rosenfelt
read by Grover Gardner
Defense lawyer Andy Carpenter’s veterinarian asks him for advice. Tiny, healthy, French bulldog Truman was dropped off days ago with instructions to be euthanized by his owner. Thanks to Truman’s chip, it’s discovered that the man wasn’t Truman’s owner at all, and Truman’s real owner was murdered. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Dachshund through the Snow
DB97901 6 hours 45 minutes
by David Rosenfelt
read by Grover Gardner
Lawyer Andy Carpenter’s local pet store has a Christmas tree, where instead of ornaments there are wishes from those in need. Young Danny asked Santa for a coat for his mother, a sweater for his dachshund, Murphy, and for the safe return of his missing father. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Siberian Dilemma: An Arkady Renko Novel
DB97733 6 hours 10 minutes
by Martin Cruz Smith
read by Jeremy Bobb
When journalist Tatiana Petrovna doesn’t arrive from a month-long assignment on her scheduled train, her part-time lover, Moscow investigator Arkady Renko, travels deep into Siberia. He learns that Tatiana has been profiling a political dissident who poses the first true threat to Putin’s rule in over a decade. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Dark Clouds over Nuala: An Inspector de Silva Mystery
DB97739 5 hours 39 minutes
by Harriet Steel
read by Matthew Lloyd Davies
The heir to an English earldom arrives in the hill town of Nuala, leading to a mysterious death. Thrown into the mix are a mega-rich Romanian count, his glamorous countess, and an enigmatic British army officer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Offstage in Nuala: An Inspector de Silva Mystery
DB97740 5 hours 47 minutes
by Harriet Steel
read by Matthew Lloyd Davies
Inspector de Silva is caught up in the excitement when a professional theatre company comes to Nuala, but matters take a dark turn when the company’s actor manager is murdered. The inspector will need his wife’s invaluable help to unmask the villain of the piece. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Trouble in Nuala: An Inspector de Silva Mystery
DB97738 4 hours 44 minutes
by Harriet Steel
read by Matthew Lloyd Davies
Ceylon, 1930s. When Inspector de Silva moves with his English wife to his new post in the sleepy hill town of Nuala, he anticipates a more restful job than big-city police work. An arrogant plantation owner with a lonely wife, a crusading lawyer, and a death in suspicious circumstances prove him wrong. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

And Be a Villain: A Nero Wolfe Mystery
DB91117 6 hours 50 minutes
by Rex Stout
read by Gregory Maupin
Nero Wolfe takes a daring gamble when he agrees to make his twenty-thousand-dollar fee contingent on his solving a murder overheard by millions, but witnessed by none. Someone had slipped cyanide to horse-racing tipster Cyril Orchard on a radio talk show, and no one listening could see the killer. 1948.

The Progress of a Crime
DB90848 6 hours 29 minutes
by Julian Symons
read by David Hartley-Margolin
A gang of boys is evicted from a dance hall, and some time later, when they return for Guy Fawkes Night, the man who evicted them is stabbed. A reporter who witnesses part of the event becomes close to the sister of one of the accused boys. Edgar Award. 1960.

Inspector Ian Rutledge, Books 19-20
DB90610 25 hours 45 minutes
by Charles Todd
read by Jon Huffman
Two mysteries, written in 2017 and 2018, feature shell-shocked WWI veteran, English Inspector Ian Rutledge. Includes Racing the Devil and The Gate Keeper, in which Rutledge--feeling melancholy after his sister’s wedding--is out driving when he comes upon a woman standing next to a motor car with a dead man at her feet. 2018.

Psychological Theme

The Chandelier
DB90998 11 hours 17 minutes
by Clarice Lispector
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Virginia, her brother Daniel, and their older sister Esmeralda live by themselves in a decaying mansion. Virginia and Daniel’s relationship is close, and they eventually leave together for the city. Virginia becomes involved with Vicente. Translated from the 1946 Portuguese edition. Some descriptions of sex. 2018.

Religious Themes

Home Is Where the Heart Is: The Dakota Series, Book 3
DB91122 11 hours 46 minutes
by Linda Byler
read by Kerry Dukin
Hannah and her husband Jerry remained in North Dakota when the rest of her family returned to Pennsylvania. However, when their ranch is decimated by locusts, Hannah relents and they follow. But tragedy strikes once again, leaving Hannah reeling and questioning her faith. 2018.

Hope on the Plains: The Dakota Series, Book 2
DB90921 9 hours 51 minutes
by Linda Byler
read by Eva Wilhelm
Hannah and her family still struggle with the events of The Homestead (DB 88593), but they are settling into life in North Dakota when tragedy strikes. As other Amish families decide to return to Lancaster, Hannah and her family face the same decision, even as she is being courted. 2017.

A Borrowed Dream: Cimarron Creek, Book 2
DB90773 10 hours 41 minutes
by Amanda Cabot
read by Theresa Conkin
Texas, 1881. Schoolteacher Catherine Whitfield hasn’t trusted the medical profession since her mother’s death. Austin Goddard is new in Cimarron Creek, having fled there to protect his daughter. He keeps his past as a surgeon a secret, but his growing relationship with Catherine makes things difficult. 2018.

The Major’s Daughter
DB97876 11 hours 42 minutes
by Regina Jennings
read by Amy Melissa Bentley
In 1889, Caroline Adams returns to the frontier after tiring of confining society life. She wants adventure, and when she and her friend Amber come across swaggering outlaw Frisco Smith, his dreams for joining the land run to settle new territory are very persuasive. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.


A Beauty So Rare
DB91727 21 hours 11 minutes
by Tamera Alexander
read by Linda Stephens
Spinster Eleanor Braddock, a former volunteer on the Civil War battlefields, now lives with her wealthy aunt Adelicia at Belmont Mansion. She dreams of building housing for those orphaned by the war, but her vision clashes with that of architect Marcus von Quint. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Lady Travelers Guide to Larceny with a Dashing Stranger
DB90422 15 hours 41 minutes
by Victoria Alexander
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Lady Wilhelmina Bascombe’s extravagant lifestyle collapses when her husband dies. She is determined to restore her fortunes by recovering a missing painting bequeathed to her, but art collector Dante Montague wants the painting as well. Includes novella The Rise and Fall of Reginald Everheart. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Someone to Care
DB91491 11 hours 27 minutes
by Mary Balogh
read by Rosalyn Landor
Viola Kingsley was once quite attracted to Marcel Lamarr, the Marquess of Dorchester, but at that time she was a married countess raising her children. Fourteen years later, a carriage accident throws Viola and Marcel together once again, and this time they decide to run away together. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

What a Difference a Duke Makes: School for Dukes
DB91115 11 hours 10 minutes
by Lenora Bell
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Mari Perkins fakes her way into a job as the new governess to the nine-year-old twin children of the Duke of Banksford, hoping to have time in London to research her own parentage. Mari charms the children--and their father. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

The Family Gathering
DB91179 10 hours 11 minutes
by Robyn Carr
read by Therese Plummer
Dakota Jones hasn’t been back to Colorado in years, because he doesn’t want to deal with his family. But after being discharged from the Army, he decides to go home. He reconnects with his adult siblings, and finds romance with local bartender, Sidney. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Never Too Late
DB90814 11 hours 21 minutes
by Robyn Carr
read by Dawn Ursula
Just as Clare Wilson has decided to divorce her cheating husband, she is in a terrible car accident. Clare’s two sisters rush to help her recover, and the three siblings lean on each other as they navigate their romantic difficulties. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2006.

A Seditious Affair
DB91704 7 hours 25 minutes
by K.J. Charles
read by Matthew Lloyd Davies
Silas Mason writes pamphlets and foments revolution in Regency London, but he has also been having weekly anonymous sexual encounters with a man whom he cannot resist. Unfortunately, that man is Dominic Frey, a high-born gentleman who works for the government. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Kiss Quotient
DB91563 9 hours 39 minutes
by Helen Hoang
read by Carly Robins
Stella Lane, an econometrician with Asperger’s, has little experience with dating. She decides the practical solution is to hire a male escort. Michael Phan can’t afford to turn down her offer, but they are both surprised when Stella’s logical checklist turns into a real relationship. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Duke of Desire
DB89402 10 hours 58 minutes
by Elizabeth Hoyt
read by Ashford McNab
When she is kidnapped by the Lords of Chaos, Lady Iris Jordan shoots her abductor. Unfortunately, she has shot Raphael, the Duke of Dyemore, who has infiltrated the secret society in order to destroy it. Now Iris and Raphael are both in danger. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Captivated by Love
DB90538 7 hours 40 minutes
by Brenda Jackson
read by Jon Huffman
Released from prison for a crime he didn’t commit, Sheppard Granger is adjusting to life outside bars with his wife Carson. He returns to work at Granger Aeronautics, but it’s someone from Carson’s past that threatens their future happiness. Explicit descriptions of sex, some strong language, and some violence. 2016.

The Saturday Night Supper Club: A Supper Club Novel
DB91494 9 hours 59 minutes
by Carla Laureano
read by Teri Shnaubelt
After a negative review costs Denver chef Rachel Bishop her job, Alex Kanin--the writer partly responsible--helps Rachel get started as a chef for a supper club. The pair find they have more than food in common. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Love and Other Words
DB91777 8 hours 24 minutes
by Christina Lauren
read by Erin Mallon
Pediatrics resident Macy Sorensen has her life planned out, including an engagement to a safe, financially secure man. Then she runs into Elliot Petropoulos, who was her first and only love before he broke her heart. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

DB90545 9 hours 56 minutes
by Christina Lauren
read by Abigail Maupin
Holland Bakker keeps finding reasons to go by the subway station where handsome Irish musician Calvin McLoughlin busks. Holland helps Calvin land a big break, but his immigration status prompts her to make an unusual proposal. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Lake Haven, Books 1-3
DB90458 32 hours 31 minutes
by Julia London
read by Theresa Conkin
Three contemporary romances written in 2016 and 2017. In Suddenly in Love, artist Mia has returned to her hometown on Lake Haven, where she meets Brennan, a rock star hiding out from the world. Also includes Suddenly Dating and Suddenly Engaged. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Defender; Undaunted
DB90208 20 hours 47 minutes
by Diana Palmer
read by Deborah Desmone
Two romance novels, written in 2016 and 2017. In Defender, Isabel is targeted by a stalker and must depend on FBI agent Paul, whom she once loved. In Undaunted, Emma falls for Connor, but she is keeping a huge secret. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

The Other Lady Vanishes
DB91489 10 hours 53 minutes
by Amanda Quick
read by Nina Alvamar
After escaping from a sanatorium, Adelaide Blake hides out at a tea shop in Burning Cove, California, in the 1930s. Her customers at the shop include motion picture people from nearby Hollywood, as well as handsome widower Jake Truett, but trouble soon finds Adelaide. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

About That Kiss: A Heartbreaker Bay Novel
DB90456 9 hours 25 minutes
by Jill Shalvis
read by Carol Dines
Security expert Joe Malone agrees to help woodworker Kylie Masters track down the person who stole a wooden figurine from her. As they search for clues, they realize the theft was more than a simple prank. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

Rainy Day Friends
DB91637 10 hours 53 minutes
by Jill Shalvis
read by Karen White
Widow Lanie Jacobs is rocked by the discovery that her husband left behind other women who also thought they were his only wife. She seeks a new start at the Capriotti Winery, finding a kind welcome and maybe even a new romance. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Science Fiction

The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition; Star Wars
DB90647 11 hours 7 minutes
by Jason Fry
read by Marc Thompson
Rey’s epic journey with Finn, Poe, and Luke Skywalker continues. Novelization of the movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

The Final Six
DB90420 8 hours 44 minutes
by Alexandra Monir
read by Gabriella Cavallero
On a future Earth, where humanity is at war with the environment, twenty-four teens are chosen to train for the Europa Mission and Draft, a global space mission to colonize Jupiter’s moon. But only six will go. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Only Human
DB90911 8 hours 46 minutes
by Sylvain Neuvel
read by various narrators
After spending nearly ten years on the world of those who created Themis, Dr. Rose Franklin and her team return to Earth. The world that they face, however, differs greatly from the one they left. Sequel to Waking Gods (DB 87711). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Last Shot: Star Wars; a Han and Lando Novel
DB90941 11 hours 15 minutes
by Daniel José Older
read by various narrators
A story of Han Solo, Lando Calrissian, and the ship they both flew--the Millennium Falcon. Set both before and after the events of the original Star Wars movie trilogy, Han and Lando tangle with Fyzen Gor, a criminal who created a transmitter with the power to reshape the galaxy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Robots vs. Fairies
DB90636 15 hours 56 minutes
edited by Dominik Parisien and Navah
read by Richard Davidson
A collection of eighteen short stories that pits the genres of fantasy and science fiction against each other, focusing particularly on fairies and robots as classic representatives of these categories. Authors include Seanan McGuire, Ken Liu, Kat Howard, Mary Robinette Kowal, John Scalzi, and Max Gladstone. Some violence and some strong language. 2018.

Blue Remembered Earth: Poseidon’s Children, Book 1
DB90532 21 hours 49 minutes
by Alastair Reynolds
read by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
In a future Earth, Geoffrey Akinya wishes only to study elephants, but his family blackmails him into traveling to the Moon after the death of his grandmother, Eunice. Despite her death, the secrets Eunice carried will soon come out into the open. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

On the Steel Breeze: Poseidon’s Children, Book 2
DB90533 23 hours 13 minutes
by Alastair Reynolds
read by Adjoa Andoh
Roughly a thousand years after the events of Blue Remembered Earth (DB 90532), mankind is spreading by way of generation ships. Chiku, a member of the Akinya family, travels as part of a 220-year-old expedition aboard a caravan of iceteroid holoships. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

DB96810 4 hours 1 minute
by Alastair Reynolds
read by Paige O’Malley
A group of scientists attempt to make a tiny alteration to the past in order to avert a global catastrophe while leaving history intact. Violence and strong language. 2019.

Poseidon’s Wake: Poseidon’s Children, Book 3
DB90534 27 hours 7 minutes
by Alastair Reynolds
read by Adjoa Andoh
Many years after the events of On the Steel Breeze (DB 90533), Ndege Akinya lives under permanent house arrest for her role in the deaths of 417,000 people. When a mysterious message arrives for Ndege, possibly from her mother, Chiku, Ndege’s daughter Goma joins a crew seeking the message’s source. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Head On
DB90907 7 hours 39 minutes
by John Scalzi
read by Wil Wheaton
In Hilketa, athletes with Haden’s syndrome operate robot bodies on the field while they remain bedridden. When a Hilketa player dies in suspicious circumstances, FBI agent Chris Shane and his partner investigate. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Infinite Stars: The Definitive Anthology of Space Opera and Military SF
DB90303 27 hours 28 minutes
edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt
read by Mark Ashby
Space opera short stories, including ones set in the Ender’s Game, Honor Harrington, and Dune universes. Authors include Elizabeth Moon, Lois McMaster Bujold, Dave Bara, Nnedi Okorafor, Alastair Reynolds, Anne McCaffrey, and Charles E. Gannon. Some violence and some strong language. 2017.

Games of Command
DB91149 14 hours 34 minutes
by Linnea Sinclair
read by Emily Ellet
With their people now at peace, Captain Tasha Sebastian finds herself serving under her former nemesis, cyborg Admiral Kel-Paten. Kel-Paten has been in love with Tasha for years, but an injured mercenary threatens to reveal all of Tasha’s secrets. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

Short Stories

The Relive Box and Other Stories
DB90427 11 hours 4 minutes
by T. Coraghessan Boyle
read by Richard Davidson
Short stories from the author of The Terranauts (DB 86693). In the title story, users of a so-called “relive box” can experience any moment of their pasts. Also includes “The Five-Pound Burrito,” “Theft and Other Issues,” “Subtract One Death,” and “Warrior Jesus,” among others. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Ice Cream
DB91009 5 hours 11 minutes
by Helen Dunmore
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Eighteen short stories by the author of Talking to the Dead (DB 50787) explore friendship, regret, and mysterious passions. In the title story, a young, thin, and famous woman is entranced by ice cream at her birthday party and falls into a sensual haze. Some strong language. 2000.

Seven Stones to Stand or Fall: A Collection of Outlander Fiction
DB89327 24 hours 22 minutes
by Diana Gabaldon
read by various narrators
Seven short stories set in the world of the novel Outlander (DB 36535). Two of the stories feature series protagonist Jamie Fraser, but there are appearances by other series characters, such as Roger Wakefield and Lord John Grey. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2017.

Tales of the New World
DB89263 8 hours 10 minutes
by Sabina Murray
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Award-winning author crafts short stories confronting the complex personalities, ambitions, and surrounding controversies of iconic explorers and pioneers of the last four millennia. Some strong language. 2011.

Minutes of Glory: And Other Stories
DB97377 7 hours 6 minutes
by Ng?g? wa Thiong’o
read by Barry Bernson
Career-spanning short stories covering the period of British colonial rule and resistance in Kenya to eventual independence. Women fight for their space, men inherit power, and rebels embody the fighting spirit of the downtrodden. Includes two new stories. 2018.

You Think It, I’ll Say It: Stories
DB90946 7 hours 7 minutes
by Curtis Sittenfeld
read by various narrators
Ten stories that explore assumptions about class, relationships, and gender roles. “A Regular Couple” tells of a lawyer who, while honeymooning with her husband, encounters the girl who tormented her in high school. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Spies and Espionage

The Deceivers
DB91473 12 hours 21 minutes
by Alex Berenson
read by George Guidall
The Russians don’t just want to influence American elections--they want it all. Former CIA agent John Wells confronts a plot of astonishing audacity: an extraordinary confluence of sleeper cells, sniper teams, false flag operations, double agents high in the US government--and a Russian plot to take over the government itself. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Tom Clancy Code of Honor
DB97885 13 hours 41 minutes
by Marc Cameron
read by Scott Brick
A friend of Jack Ryan’s since college, Father Pat West is working with the poor in Indonesia when he is arrested and accused of blasphemy against Islam. President Ryan must rescue his friend without upsetting international relations. Sequel to Tom Clancy Enemy Contact (DB 96235). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

The Kremlin’s Candidate
DB90503 16 hours 45 minutes
by Jason Matthews
read by Michael Scherer
Russian president Vladimir Putin plans to assassinate a high-ranking US official and substitute a Russian mole. Dominika, Nate, and the CIA must unmask the spy before he or she can reveal Dominika’s identity as a CIA asset. Sequel to Palace of Treason (DB 82825). Violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

The Kremlin Conspiracy
DB90830 12 hours 0 minutes
by Joel C. Rosenberg
read by Jack Fox
Oleg Kraskin marries into Russia’s “First Family,” little anticipating the role he will play in future world events. Across the Atlantic, Marcus Ryker enlists in the Marines after the 9/11 attacks. After a tragic accident, however, he questions his priorities. Both men are unaware of how much they will change history when their paths cross. Some violence. 2018.

Sports Stories

Gut Check
DB97374 8 hours 14 minutes
by Eric Kester
read by Alec Volz
When star quarterback Brett suffers a terrible concussion, his brother, Wyatt, must decide if keeping his brother’s secret is worth the risk to their relationship and their town’s economic future. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2019.


The Fallen
DB90590 11 hours 59 minutes
by David Baldacci
read by various narrators
A few hours after Amos Decker and his FBI colleague Alex Jamison arrive in bleak Baronville to visit Alex’s sister, Decker stumbles on a horrific double murder scene. When the next killing hits sickeningly close to home, Decker finds that his previously infallible memory may not be so trustworthy after all. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Bishop’s Pawn
DB90701 11 hours 53 minutes
by Steve Berry
read by various narrators
The accepted story is that the ugly feud between J. Edgar Hoover and Martin Luther King Jr.--marked by years of illegal surveillance--ended when King was assassinated by James Earl Ray in 1968. Fifty years later, however, Cotton Malone must reckon with the truth of what really happened. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Time Bomb
DB90680 7 hours 24 minutes
by Joelle Charbonneau
read by Emily Ellet
Six students--with personal issues of their own--are trapped in their school after a bomb goes off. They fight to survive as they try to discover who among them is the bomber. Strong language and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

The Rising Sea
DB90521 11 hours 19 minutes
by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown
read by Scott Brick
An alarming rise in the world’s sea levels--much larger than could be accounted for by glacier melt--sends the NUMA scientific team rocketing around the globe in search of answers. What they find at the bottom of the East China Sea, however, is even worse than they imagined. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Cutting Edge
DB90660 13 hours 1 minute
by Jeffrey Deaver
read by Edoardo Ballerini
In the early hours of a quiet weekend morning in Manhattan’s Diamond District, a brutal triple murder shocks the city. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs quickly take the case. As a half-million dollars’ worth of gems were left behind, it’s clear that the killer’s target was the victims themselves. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Stay Hidden
DB91629 10 hours 36 minutes
by Paul Doiron
read by Henry Leyva
A woman has been shot to death by a deer hunter on an island off the coast of Maine. To newly promoted Warden Investigator Mike Bowditch, the case seems open and shut. But after Bowditch arrives on remote Maquoit Island, his investigation becomes anything but straightforward. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Woman Left Behind
DB90732 11 hours 8 minutes
by Linda Howard
read by Mare Trevathan
Communications expert Jina Modell helps take down terrorists from behind a desk, but her new team leader, Levi, decides to have her train for the field. When their base is attacked, Jina is believed dead. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

The Good Son
DB91668 9 hours 20 minutes
by You-Jeong Jeong
read by various narrators
Twenty-six-year-old Yu-jin wakes to discover his mother’s body at the bottom of the stairs of their Seoul duplex. He can’t remember much about the night before; his chronic seizures often cause memory problems. He begins a frantic three-day search to discover what happened. Translated from the 2016 Korean edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

DB91670 12 hours 45 minutes
by Caroline Kepnes
read by various narrators
Before Jon can declare his love for his soul mate, he is kidnapped. Four years later, Jon reappears bigger, stronger, with no memory of the time he was gone, and possessing dangerous powers. Meanwhile, in Providence, Rhode Island, healthy college students and townies are suddenly and inexplicably dropping dead. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

How It Happened
DB91171 10 hours 41 minutes
by Michael Koryta
read by various narrators
Notorious jailhouse snitch, teen mother, and heroin addict Kimberly Crepeaux confesses to her role in the brutal murders of Jackie Pelletier and Ian Kelly, the daughter of a well-known local family and her sweetheart. FBI investigator Rob Barrett believes Kimberly, but where are the bodies? Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Mars Room
DB91555 9 hours 44 minutes
by Rachel Kushner
read by Rachel Kushner
It’s 2003 and Romy Hall is at the start of two consecutive life sentences at Stanville Women’s Correctional Facility, deep in California’s Central Valley. Outside is the San Francisco of her youth and her young son. Inside is her new reality: thousands of women hustling for the bare essentials needed to survive. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

DB91557 9 hours 31 minutes
by Christine Mangan
read by various narrators
The last person Alice Shipley expected to see after arriving in Tangier with her new husband was Lucy Mason. Since an accident at Bennington, the once inseparable roommates haven’t spoken. Now Lucy helps Alice overcome her fears and explore Morocco--until Alice’s husband goes missing, and Alice starts to question everything. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

The Good Liar
DB90857 10 hours 18 minutes
by Catherine McKenzie
read by Emily Ellet
A year ago, an explosion destroyed a Chicago building. Running late to meet her husband, Cecily survived, but she is not exactly a grieving widow. Although presumed dead, Kaitlyn instead fled to Canada. And Franny was determined at all costs to connect with her birth mom, who worked in the building. Strong language. 2018.

DB91726 9 hours 51 minutes
by James A. McLaughlin
read by MacLeod Andrews
Rice Moore has a job protecting the wildlife in the Appalachian Mountains, hiding from the drug cartels he betrayed. When he finds a bear carcass, he is determined to catch the poachers, but his plan might bring him to the attention of the people who want him dead. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Sweet Vengeance
DB90602 8 hours 57 minutes
by Fern Michaels
read by Nina Alvamar
Tessa Jamison was wrongfully imprisoned for ten years for the killing of her husband and children. Released on a technicality and awaiting a new trial, Tessa starts looking for criminals who got away with murder, including those who took her family. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Perfect Mother
DB91582 9 hours 28 minutes
by Aimee Molloy
read by Cristin Milioti
A group of new moms goes out for drinks at the hip neighborhood bar. But something goes terrifyingly wrong: one of the babies is taken from his crib. During the heart-pounding race to find six-week-old Midas, secrets are exposed, marriages are tested, and friendships are destroyed. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

DB90796 17 hours 30 minutes
by Jo Nesbø
read by Euan Morton
1970s. In a run-down industrial town, the police force, under idealistic and visionary chief Duncan, struggles with an incessant drug problem. One of the two drug lords--master of manipulation Hecate--is steadily, insidiously manipulating Inspector Macbeth, the head of SWAT, who is already susceptible to violent and paranoid tendencies. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Princess: A Private Novel
DB91453 7 hours 6 minutes
by James Patterson and Rees Jones
read by Colin Mace
Princess Caroline, third in line to the British throne, needs Private’s founder, Jack Morgan, to find her friend Sophie. Although Princess Caroline insists it’s just a missing-persons case, Morgan knows she’s hiding something. He soon realizes there are powerful people who will stop at nothing to keep Sophie from being found. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

Shelter in Place
DB91366 15 hours 38 minutes
by Nora Roberts
read by Cecelia Riddett
Years after three teenagers shot up a mall and movie theater, Reed Quartermaine, now a cop, suspects that someone is targeting those, like himself, who survived the attack. Meanwhile Simone Knox expresses her grief over her lost friend with her art. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

Good Girl, Bad Girl
DB97741 11 hours 52 minutes
by Michael Robotham
read by Joe Jameson
Six years ago, a girl was discovered hiding in a secret room in the aftermath of a terrible crime. She wouldn’t tell anyone her name, her age, or where she came from. Now forensic psychologist Cyrus Haven must determine if she is ready to be released as an adult. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Twisted Prey
DB90662 11 hours 32 minutes
by John Sandford
read by Richard Ferrone
Rich psychopath Taryn Grant has run successfully for the US Senate, where federal marshal Lucas Davenport had predicted she’d fit right in. He is also convinced that she was responsible for three murders, though he’s never been able to prove it. But he’s still trying. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

After Anna
DB90795 10 hours 54 minutes
by Lisa Scottoline
read by various narrators
Dr. Noah Alderman, a widower with a young son, marries wonderful Maggie Ippolitti. Maggie is overjoyed when she unexpectedly gets another chance to mother the child she thought she’d lost forever, her now-seventeen-year-old daughter Anna. Events take a heartbreaking turn when Anna is murdered and Noah is arrested. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Starlight Claim
DB97383 7 hours 5 minutes
by Tim Wynne-Jones
read by Alec Volz
After losing his best friend in a boating accident, Nate goes on a solo trip to his family’s remote camp. But when he finds the cabin occupied by escaped inmates, he must depend on his skills to survive. Strong language and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2019.


DB90958 8 hours 39 minutes
by Michael Ondaatje
read by Steve West
Now an older man, Nathaniel Williams uses archival materials to investigate his parents and the reasons why, during the waning days of World War II, they would have left him and his sister in the care of two men who might have been criminals. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.


Blood Bond, Books 11-13
DB96877 22 hours 49 minutes
by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone
read by Jack Fox
Books eleven to thirteen of the series, written in 2008 and 2009. Includes Texas Gundown, Ride for Vengeance, and Deadly Road to Yuma. Sequel to Blood Bond, Books 8-10 (DB 96171). Some violence and some strong language. 2009.

DB90625 6 hours 36 minutes
by Louis L’Amour
read by David Hartley-Margolin
The patrol’s lieutenant is killed by Mohave Indians. But private Callaghen’s leadership and desert survival skills save the rest of the men. After discovering a treasure map in the dead officer’s belongings, Callaghen changes his plans and tests his mettle. Some violence and some strong language. 1972.

Adult Nonfiction


Beyond the Known: How Exploration Created the Modern World and Will Take Us to the Stars
DB97745 11 hours 17 minutes
by Andrew Rader
read by Andrew Rader
Examines major periods of discovery and rediscovery through human history and analyzes the influence of those periods on the future of space exploration. Discusses scientific achievements driven by exploration, wealth acquisition and transfer, and the impact of colonization. Posits possibilities for moving into space. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.


Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion--and the Future of Clothes
DB97364 9 hours 17 minutes
by Dana Thomas
read by Dana Thomas
Journalist examines the impact of fast fashion--trendy and inexpensive garments--on the fashion business as well as the environment. Topics covered include the development of the industry, costs of production, labor sources, manufacturing practices, and ethical considerations of consumption. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.


Isaac Newton: The Asshole Who Reinvented the Universe
DB97238 5 hours 38 minutes
by Florian Freistetter
read by Chuck Young
Astronomer presents a biography of Isaac Newton that is filled with both praise for his accomplishments as well as a harsh assessment of the effects of his abrasive personality on his personal and professional relationships. Translated from the 2017 German edition. Strong language. 2018.


Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family
DB97729 4 hours 56 minutes
by Mitch Albom
read by Mitch Albom
An inspirational biography of Chika Jeune, a Haitian orphan born just three days before the earthquake that decimated Haiti in 2010. Describes her life at an orphanage, her mysterious medical struggles, and the author’s fight to find a cure for her after taking her into his household. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose
DB88982 9 hours 39 minutes
by Joe Biden
read by Joe Wilson
Former vice president discusses the difficulties he faced managing his public commitments while his eldest son, Beau, underwent treatment for a malignant and terminal brain tumor. Biden emphasizes that the strength of his family and his friendship with President Obama sustained him throughout this difficult period. Bestseller. 2017.

DB91444 5 hours 12 minutes
by Karl Ove Knausgaard
read by Edoardo Ballerini
This second entry of the autobiographical season-based quartet follows Autumn (DB 89739). The author writes letters addressed to his unborn daughter that share his observations of the world around him, as he tries to imagine seeing them for the first time. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Real American: A Memoir
DB90579 6 hours 38 minutes
by Julie Lythcott-Haims
read by Julie Lythcott-Haims
The author recalls her experiences growing up as a biracial woman in America. Discusses the ways that racism affected her self-esteem, the impact of microaggressions, and the importance of community. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

In the Dream House: A Memoir
DB97881 5 hours 31 minutes
by Carmen Maria Machado
read by Carmen Maria Machado
The author recounts her experiences in an abusive same-sex relationship using cultural representations of psychological abuse and narrative tropes, such as classic horror themes. Discusses stereotypes of lesbian relationships and the reality of abuse in queer relationships. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Stranger: The Challenge of a Latino Immigrant in the Trump Era
DB90645 5 hours 0 minutes
by Jorge Ramos
read by various narrators
Latino journalist discusses his experiences and those of other immigrants in America in the early twenty-first century, particularly since the election of Donald Trump. Examines why he and many others feel like strangers despite decades of living in America. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

Blindness and Physical Disabilities

Revised Standards and Guidelines of Service for the Library of Congress Network of Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped 2017
DB90768 2 hours 18 minutes
by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies
read by Joe Peck
Updated standards address staff, consultants, volunteers, and stakeholders of libraries serving blind and physically handicapped individuals. Offers guidelines for patron contact, lending, outreach, and for producing websites and reading materials. Covers budgets, policies and procedures, reports, and research and development. 2017.

Unforeseen: The First Blind Rhodes Scholar
DB90729 10 hours 35 minutes
by James J. Barnes
read by Bill Burton
A historian’s memoir of becoming the first blind Rhodes Scholar in the mid-1950s. Describes the deterioration of the author’s eyesight during his first year at Oxford and his determination to press on. Relates his subsequent personal and educational achievments, including a PhD from Harvard and a distinguished forty-four-year teaching career. 2017.

Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet’s Journey with an Exceptional Labrador
DB91578 5 hours 27 minutes
by Stephen Kuusisto
read by Fred Sanders
The poet and author of memoir Eavesdropping (DB 63716), legally blind since birth, recounts stories of life with his first guide dog, Corky, acquired at age thirty-eight, and how this life-changing partnership transformed Kuusisto’s interaction with the world. Some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Beep: Inside the Unseen World of Baseball for the Blind
DB90850 9 hours 56 minutes
by David Wanczyk
read by Bill Wallace
A sportswriter examines beep baseball, a version of the sport played by the blind, in which the rules have been tweaked and the equipment made audible. The author travels the world to follow the sport, interviewing players and coaches while describing the action during the Beep Baseball World Series. Some strong language. 2018.

Business and Economics

How to Speak Machine: Computational Thinking for the Rest of Us
DB97845 5 hours 55 minutes
by John Maeda
read by Dani Martineck
Technologist presents a set of laws that govern the intersection of computing and design. Discusses the history of computing, the ways it influences design, and the future of interacting with computing-based technologies. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

How Money Became Dangerous: The Inside Story of Our Turbulent Relationship with Modern Finance
DB97751 14 hours 46 minutes
by Christopher Varelas and Dan Stone
read by Roger Wayne
Examines changes in the financial industry since the beginning of the 1980s through the personal reflections of Varelas, owner of a private equity firm. Discusses his early days working with firms in Los Angeles’s jewelry district and moving into investment banking. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Perfection of the Paper Clip: Curious Tales of Invention, Accidental Genius, and Stationery Obsession
DB90979 10 hours 18 minutes
by James Ward
read by George Holmes
Office-supply enthusiast chronicles the history and development of such mundane tools as pins and clips, pens, paper, pencils, erasers, novelty stationery, school-specific supplies, highlighters, glue, business cards, staplers, and more. 2014.


The Comfort Food Diaries: My Quest for the Perfect Dish to Mend a Broken Heart
DB89437 12 hours 26 minutes
by Emily Nunn
read by Maggy Stacy
A journalist recounts traveling around the country, cooking meals for friends and family while grappling with the suicide of her brother, a split from her fiancé, and a legacy of family dysfunction. Reflects on the memories and feelings associated with certain dishes. Includes recipes. Strong language. 2017.

The Book of Eating: Adventures in Professional Gluttony
DB97747 8 hours 21 minutes
by Adam Platt
read by Adam Platt
Memoir of food critic examining the link between travel and food. Topics discussed include growing up around the world as the child of diplomats, his family’s history with food, diets he has chosen to follow, people he has met, and specific meals he has enjoyed. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.


Savage Appetites: Four True Stories of Women, Crime and Obsession
DB97742 8 hours 29 minutes
by Rachel Monroe
read by Jayme Mattler
Four narratives examine the appeal of crime. A frustrated 1940s heiress revolutionized forensic science. A young woman entwined herself with the Tate family after the Manson murders. A landscape architect fell in love with a convicted murderer through letters. And a teenager fan of the Columbine killers planned a mass shooting. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

I Have the Right To: A High School Survivor’s Story of Sexual Assault, Justice, and Hope
DB90629 10 hours 50 minutes
by Chessy Prout and Jenn Abelson
read by Mare Trevathan
Prout recounts her own experience of being sexually assaulted when she was a freshman at St. Paul’s School, a prestigious New Hampshire boarding school. Discusses how the school’s administration ignored the rape culture that flourished for decades. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Diet and Nutrition

Chefs, Drugs and Rock and Roll: How Food Lovers, Free Spirits, Misfits and Wanderers Created a New American Profession
DB90500 16 hours 57 minutes
by Andrew Friedman
read by Robert Sams
Examines the culinary and restaurant industries of the 1970s and 1980s in America. Discusses the rise of American food culture, competition with the French tradition, chefs who attained celebrity status at this time, and chefs who got their start and rose to cultural prominence later. 2018.


The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us
DB97185 15 hours 53 minutes
by Paul Tough
read by Catherine Byers
Author of How Children Succeed (DB 75476) reveals the impact of the college years on students. Uses research and stories of students to discuss the twenty-first-century college experience. Sections include “wanting in,” “getting in,” “fixing the test,” “fitting in,” “staying in,” “hanging on,” “getting an A,” and “after the war.” 2019.


Maternal Bodies: Redefining Motherhood in Early America
DB90990 12 hours 56 minutes
by Nora Doyle
read by Theresa Conkin
Historian examines the role of mothers in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries in America. Topics covered include maternal bodies in medical literature, childbearing narratives, breastfeeding and sentimentality, disembodiment of mothers in feminine print culture, and the role of sentimentality and embodiment in antislavery print culture. 2018.

Daditude: The Joys and Absurdities of Modern Fatherhood
DB91156 6 hours 31 minutes
by Chris Erskine
read by Gary Telles
Collection of previously published columns humorously exploring the vicissitudes of family life in suburbia. Topics covered include explanations, milestones, holidays, travel, daughters, sons, and more. 2018.

Government and Politics

Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law
DB97886 6 hours 58 minutes
by Jeffrey Rosen
read by various narrators
The head of the National Constitution Center shares insights and observations from decades of conversations with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Includes remarks on the future of Roe v. Wade, Ginsburg’s favorite dissents, the #MeToo movement, the future of the Supreme Court, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

This Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous World
DB97826 5 hours 37 minutes
by Yancey Strickler
read by Yancey Strickler
The cofounder of Kickstarter proposes his vision for building a society that looks toward maximizing values over the pursuit of money. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Journalism and the Media

Reporter: A Memoir
DB91349 13 hours 55 minutes
by Seymour M. Hersh
read by Arthur Morey
Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Dark Side of Camelot (DB 45157) and Chain of Command (DB59238) recounts his experiences in the journalism industry and major stories he has covered, including the Vietnam War massacre at My Lai and horrors committed at Abu Ghraib prison. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.


Flash! Writing the Very Short Story
DB90421 8 hours 33 minutes
by John Dufresne
read by Bill Wallace
Novelist and creative writing professor presents a guide to writing flash fiction, which is typically defined as being between 250 and 1,500 words in length. Uses examples to deconstruct the composition of good short stories and examines what is required. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2018.

Medicine and Health

Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions; Living Sober
DB90827 8 hours 52 minutes
by Alcoholics Anonymous
read by Jack Fox
Two guides to assist those addicted to alcohol. Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, first published in 1953, explains the principles of the group Alcoholics Anonymous and details each of the steps members go through to give up drinking. Living Sober explains how to create and maintain an enjoyable life without alcohol. 2012.

The Open Heart Club: A Story about Birth and Death and Cardiac Surgery
DB97735 12 hours 55 minutes
by Gabriel Brownstein
read by Gabriel Brownstein
Born in 1966 with a congenital heart defect known as tetralogy of Fallot--just as doctors were learning to operate on conditions like his--the author has been riding the waves of medical innovation ever since. This memoir examines both his life and the history of cardiac medicine. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

How to Treat People: A Nurse’s Notes
DB97732 6 hours 51 minutes
by Molly Case
read by Henrietta Meire
A young nurse describes how, as a teenager, she underwent a life-saving operation. A decade later she is back in the operating room learning to care for patients, sharing not only their pain, but also life-affirming moments of hope. Describes the processes that keep them alive, from respiratory examinations to surgical prep. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Medical Resident
DB97734 5 hours 50 minutes
by Adam Kay
read by Adam Kay
British comedian and former medical resident provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the front lines of medicine, where he dealt with endless days, sleepless nights, missed weekends, and a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, while earning less than the hospital parking meter. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Bad Advice: Or Why Celebrities, Politicians, and Activists Aren’t Your Best Source of Health Information
DB97895 8 hours 32 minutes
by Paul A. Offit
read by Patrick Lawlor
Physician and vaccine expert describes experiences fighting for sound science and public health. Discusses science and its adversaries and shares the dos and don’ts of battling misinformation such as climate-change denial and conspiracy theories linking vaccines and autism. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Beating Endo: How to Reclaim Your Life from Endometriosis
DB97366 10 hours 18 minutes
by Iris Kerin Orbuch and Amy Stein
read by Madelyn Buzzard
A physical therapist and a gynecologist, both experts in endometriosis, discuss the inflammatory disease and possible coexisting conditions, including pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, gastrointestinal ailments, painful bladder syndrome, and central nervous system sensitization. Explains how to treat these through a whole-mind/whole-body approach before and after excision surgery. 2019.

Black Death at the Golden Gate: The Race to Save America from the Bubonic Plague
DB97899 7 hours 52 minutes
by David K. Randall
read by Charles Constant
Narrative of what happened in San Francisco in 1900 after a health officer noticed a swollen black lymph node on a dead Chinese immigrant’s groin--a sign of bubonic plague. Racism and cover-up attempts hindered federal health officers’ efforts to save the city from a gruesome fate. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Clean 20: 20 Foods, 20 Days, Total Transformation
DB90918 6 hours 32 minutes
by Ian K. Smith
read by Bob Moore
Fitness enthusiast and medical doctor provides a twenty-day meal plan drawn from twenty natural less-processed foods including vegetables, fruits, grains, fat, dairy, eggs, meat, and fish. Discusses the value of each of the foods, and includes shopping tips, recipes, and twenty-minute fitness workouts. Bestseller. 2018.


Music: A Subversive History
DB97731 17 hours 58 minutes
by Ted Gioia
read by Jamie Renell
Music critic and author of How to Listen to Jazz (DB 85237) tells a four-thousand-year history of music as a global source of power, change, and upheaval. He argues social outcasts have repeatedly become trailblazers of musical expression. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.


Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction
DB86496 5 hours 33 minutes
by Michael Inwood
read by Jeremy Gage
Was he a genius or a charlatan? An authority on Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) assesses the German thinker’s place among the greats of philosophy and dissects his most-influential work, Being and Time. 1997.


The Octopus Museum: Poems
DB97204 1 hour 54 minutes
by Brenda Shaughnessy
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Twenty-nine poems by the author of Our Andromeda (DB 75566), structured around the concept of visiting exhibits in a museum. Themes explored include environmental destruction, racism, sexism, and divisive politics. 2019.

Brown: Poems
DB91065 1 hour 56 minutes
by Kevin Young
read by Kurt Elftmann
Explores the experiences of being black and brown in America. Ruminating on the shifting exchange between personal experience and greater cultural expression, one segment, titled “Night Train,” examines the impact of various musicians--from Lead Belly to James Brown--and styles. Strong language. 2018.

Psychology and Self-Help

I Feel You: The Surprising Power of Extreme Empathy
DB90776 9 hours 23 minutes
by Cris Beam
read by Kerry Dukin
Examines empathy by looking at neuroscience, as well as how empathy is taught in schools, empathy in the criminal justice systems, and interviews with people who have gained insights by embracing empathy. 2018.

Social Psychology: A Very Short Introduction
DB86846 4 hours 53 minutes
by Richard J. Crisp
read by J.P. Linton
Professor of psychology surveys the discipline that studies society’s influence on behaviors, beliefs, attitudes, and values. Introduces core theories, approaches, and findings. Covers the history of the field and its foundational thinkers, such as Gustave Le Bon and William McDougall. Discusses prejudice, obedience, aggression, intergroup relations, and love. 2015.

Galileo’s Error: Foundations for a New Science of Consciousness
DB97749 8 hours 6 minutes
by Philip Goff
read by Maxwell Caulfield
Philosopher presents a framework of understanding the creation of consciousness through panpsychism. This theory posits that consciousness is endemic to all physical matter and not restricted to biological entities. Analyzes other theories and the scientific basis for them. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Lost Chapters: Finding Recovery and Renewal One Book at a Time
DB91712 6 hours 10 minutes
by Leslie Schwartz
read by Leslie Schwartz
Memoir of a novelist who was sentenced to ninety days in the Los Angeles County Jail for DUI. She tells of her relapse into alcohol and drug addiction after a decade of sobriety, the toll her arrest took on her family, and the books that sustained her behind bars. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.


Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration, and Identity
DB91023 23 hours 40 minutes
by Akbar Ahmed
read by Mark Ashby
Professor of Islamic studies examines the experiences of Muslims in Europe, particularly those in immigrant communities. Discusses the role of politics, places Muslim experiences in context with those of Jewish and other communities facing discrimination, and presents lessons learned with policy suggestions for the future. 2018.

The Twentysomething Soul: Understanding the Religious and Secular Lives of American Young Adults
DB97789 7 hours 43 minutes
by Tim Clydesdale and Kathleen
read by Michael Scherer
Sociologist Clydesdale and theologian Garces-Foley examine the role of spirituality in the lives of people in their twenties in the early-twenty-first century as well as their interactions with Christian religious organizations. Pays particular attention to those who identify with Catholic, mainline Protestant, and Evangelical faith traditions and those who claim no faith. 2019.

Unoffendable: How Just One Change Can Make All of Life Better
DB97849 4 hours 24 minutes
by Brant Hansen
read by Brant Hansen
Christian radio host presents the idea that the choice to be unoffendable provides a path for one to live a healthier life, and that making this choice is supported in the bible. Discusses the emotional and health impacts of anger and balancing a sense of injustice. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Why Be Catholic? Ten Answers to a Very Important Question
DB91128 7 hours 19 minutes
by Patrick Madrid
read by Gary Tipton
Television host presents ten answers to the question whether someone should consider converting to Catholicism or return to the faith. Topics covered include an overview of the Catholic Church, historical reasons for joining, the seven sacraments, the mass and the Holy Eucharist, confession and healing, and more. 2014.

Godsong: A Verse Translation of the Bhagavad-Gita, with Commentary
DB91157 4 hours 57 minutes
by Amit Majmudar
read by Mark Ashby
Presentation of the Bhagavad-Gita, one of the foundational Hindu texts, in verse. Relates the story of Arjuna, a prince, as he learns from Lord Krishna. Includes commentary on the lessons presented. 2018.

A Prophet with Honor: The Billy Graham Story
DB91702 36 hours 25 minutes
by William C. Martin
read by various narrators
Updated biography of American evangelist Billy Graham (1918-2018). Examines his character, contributions, and influence on the world religious scene. Discusses the role of faith in his life and the ways it led him to interact with world leaders in addition to ministering to his followers. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Paul: A Biography
DB90460 15 hours 41 minutes
by N.T. Wright
read by Lou Harpenau
Author of After You Believe (DB 78635) and The Case for Psalms (DB 78347) presents a biography of Paul, one of early Christianity’s most revered teachers. Examines his life beyond his theology and letters to congregations of early Christians to show influences, including pre-Christian Jewish faith and more. 2018.

The Heavenly Man: The Remarkable True Story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun
DB97345 9 hours 55 minutes
by Brother Yun and Paul Hattaway
read by various narrators
Memoir detailing author’s experiences being raised in China under communist rule, converting to Christianity, running of house churches, and being persecuted by the Chinese government. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2002.

Science and Technology

Maker of Patterns: An Autobiography through Letters
DB91025 15 hours 7 minutes
by Freeman Dyson
read by Robert Sams
British American theoretical physicist Dyson (born 1923) shares his autobiography through letters he has exchanged over the years, beginning in 1941 when he attended Trinity College, Cambridge. Includes reminiscences of his work and acquaintance with scientists like Robert Oppenheimer and Richard Feynman. 2018.

A Lab of One’s Own: Science and Suffrage in the First World War
DB90840 11 hours 16 minutes
by Patricia Fara
read by Kristin Allison
Science historian presents a profile of the work of women scientists during World War I and the ways their work impacted the suffrage movement in the United Kingdom. Topics examined include the traditional roles of women, routes to power through science, wartime work, and post-war readjustment. 2018.

Social Sciences

Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality
DB90649 9 hours 21 minutes
by Sarah McBride
read by various narrators
Activist author discusses her journey as a teenager struggling with gender identity, her marriage to fellow trans individual Andy, her commitment to advocacy, and more. Examines issues such as bathroom access and healthcare, political milestones, and the historical context of the transgender movement. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

The Original Black Elite: Daniel Murray and the Story of a Forgotten Era
DB88904 19 hours 16 minutes
by Elizabeth Dowling Taylor
read by Dawn Ursula
Historian chronicles the life of Daniel Murray (1851-1925), a descendant of slaves. Daniel rose to become Assistant Librarian at the Library of Congress. Discusses the course of Murray’s life as it reflected the fortunes and declines of African Americans in Washington, DC, and elsewhere. 2017.

They/Them/Their: A Guide to Nonbinary and Genderqueer Identities
DB97212 11 hours 33 minutes
by Eris Young
read by Elizabeth Rose
The nonbinary author discusses life outside the gender binary and how that identity can affect relationships, sense of self, use of language, and more. Examines misconceptions, definitions, information on healthcare, the history of nonbinary identities, and gender-neutral language. 2020.

Sports and Recreation

The Comeback: Greg Lemond, the True King of American Cycling, and a Legendary Tour de France
DB91773 12 hours 58 minutes
by Daniel de Vise
read by Pete Cross
In 1986, Greg Lemond stunned the world by becoming the first American to win the grueling Tour de France bicycle race. Soon after, he was shot in a hunting accident, and it looked like his cycling career was over. Two years later he came back to win again. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

State: A Team, a Triumph, a Transformation
DB97201 10 hours 12 minutes
by Melissa Isaacson
read by Kristin Allison
A sportswriter tells the story of her experience on a suburban Chicago girls’ basketball team that won the state championship in 1979. She describes the team’s path to success and the impact of Title IX, which outlawed gender discrimination in funding school activities. Some strong language. 2019.

Stage and Screen

Bruce Lee: A Life
DB91770 19 hours 8 minutes
by Matthew Polly
read by Jonathan Todd Ross
Biography of famed martial artist and actor who died in 1973, at the age of thirty-two. Using interviews from Lee’s family and friends, explores his years as a child star in Hong Kong, his start as a martial arts teacher, and his struggles as an Asian American actor in Hollywood. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Stealing the Show: How Women Are Revolutionizing Television
DB90430 13 hours 22 minutes
by Joy Press
read by Laura Giannarelli
A TV journalist discusses the rise of female-centric television, focusing on a dozen influential female showrunners. Creators profiled include Diane English, Roseanne Barr, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Shonda Rhimes, Tina Fey, Lena Dunham, Amy Shumer, and others. Some strong language. 2018.

Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outrights Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons
DB91782 7 hours 31 minutes
by Mike Reiss
read by Mike Reiss
A writer for the television cartoon The Simpsons shares behind-the-scenes stories. Reiss, who worked on the show from the first episode in 1989, explains how episodes are created, reminisces about favorite episodes, and includes anecdotes and interviews with others involved in the show. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.


Himalaya Bound: One Family’s Quest to Save Their Animals--and an Ancient Way of Life
DB90437 7 hours 36 minutes
by Michael Benanav
read by Joe Peck
Author of Men of Salt (DB 66075) profiles two brothers and their families who are nomadic water buffalo herders in northern India. Describes their way of life, the environment they live in, and the challenges they face as they attempt to drive their herds across international borders. 2018.

The Best American Travel Writing 2019
DB97186 19 hours 32 minutes
edited by Alexandra Fuller and Jason Wilson
read by Carol Jacobanis
Twenty-four previously published essays exploring the topic of travel. In “I Walked from Selma to Montgomery,” Rahawa Haile recounts her recreation of the various civil rights marches in the wake of President Trump’s inauguration and reflects on what it means for her to be a black outdoorswoman in America. 2019.

Mud and Stars: Travels in Russia with Pushkin, Tolstoy, and Other Geniuses of the Golden Age
DB97847 8 hours 40 minutes
by Sara Wheeler
read by Sara Wheeler
Author of Terra Incognita (DB 48147) and The Magnetic North (DB 79202) travels through Russia using the lives and works of Alexander Pushkin, Leo Tolstoy, Nikolai Gogol, Ivan Turgenev, and others as her guides. Shares details of her trips and life under Vladimir Putin. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

US History

The Most Dangerous Man in America: Timothy Leary, Richard Nixon, and the Hunt for the Fugitive King of LSD
DB90049 12 hours 27 minutes
by Bill Minutaglio and Steven L.
read by Peter Ganim
Describes Timothy Leary’s escape from prison with help from radical Weather Underground. Discusses Richard Nixon’s fixation on tracking down Leary, despite pressing issues in Vietnam, threats from the Black Panther leadership, and other problems. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

World History

Searching for the Amazons: The Real Warrior Women of the Ancient World
DB90617 8 hours 7 minutes
by John Man
read by Michael Scherer
Explores the mythos of the Amazons, a tribe of female warriors. Discusses the stories told in many cultures about them and the past conclusions that they must have been merely myth. Uses research and archeological discoveries to argue that they did, in fact, exist. 2018.

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


The Alcatraz Escape
DB91692 5 hours 38 minutes
by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
read by Jessica Almasy
Eager to participate in an epic escape room challenge on Alcatraz Island, Emily and James first need to figure out who will do anything to get them out of the game. Sequel to The Unbreakable Code (DB 89965). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2018.

Gimme Shelter: Misadventures and Misinformation
DB90999 0 hours 49 minutes
by Doreen Cronin
read by Mare Trevathan
The chicken squad siblings uncover mysterious remains while digging a storm shelter. They stop work to investigate just as a big storm approaches. Sequel to Dark Shadows (DB 87660). For grades 2-4. 2017.

The Ambrose Deception
DB90677 7 hours 15 minutes
by Emily Ecton
read by Emily Ellet
Three Chicago students--Melissa, Wilf, and Bondi--are unlikely competitors for a scholarship worth ten thousand dollars. However, they are unaware that there is much more at stake. They decide to work together in secret to uncover the truth about the contest. For grades 5-8. 2018.

Ice Wolves: Elementals
DB90777 7 hours 8 minutes
by Amie Kaufman
read by Gregory Maupin
Inseparable and best friends, twins Anders and Rayna are horrified when they take the elemental forms of sworn enemies: an ice wolf and a scorch dragon. When Rayna is taken away, Anders will do anything to get her back. For grades 4-7. 2018.

Story Thieves
DB91697 8 hours 57 minutes
by James Riley
read by Kirby Heyborne
Except for reading the Kiel Gnomenfoot magic adventure series, Owen’s life is boring--until he sees his classmate Bethany climb out of a book in the library. Bethany is half-fictional and has been searching every book she can find for her missing father. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2015.

The Good Thieves
DB97373 6 hours 11 minutes
by Katherine Rundell
read by Jill Fox
New York City. When word reaches Liverpool that her grandfather has been swindled out of his mansion, Vita and her mother travel to America to see what they can do to help. There, with the help of her new friends, Vita tries to steal it back. For grades 3-6. 2019.

Oh, Rats!
DB97380 5 hours 46 minutes
by Tor Seidler
read by Abigail Maupin
A New Jersey squirrel named Phoenix teams up with a pack of rats in New York City to save their riverside home from being demolished and turned into a high-rise. For grades 3-6. 2019.

Bumblebee at Super Hero High
DB91673 3 hours 46 minutes
by Lisa Yee
read by Teala Dunn
When the world’s honey supply starts to drop and some of her old tech disappears, super student Bumblebee enlists her friends Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Poison Ivy, and Beast Boy to help her find out why. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2018.

Animals and Wildlife

Bat and the Waiting Game
DB91064 2 hours 11 minutes
by Elana K. Arnold
read by Kurt Elftmann
When Bat’s older sister Janie gets a part in the school play and can’t watch him after school, it means some pretty big changes. For one, someone else will have to take care of the skunk kit in the afternoons. Sequel to A Boy Called Bat (DB 88663). For grades 3-6. 2018.


The Penderwicks at Last
DB91100 8 hours 9 minutes
by Jeanne Birdsall
read by Susan Denaker
The Penderwicks family will all be returning to Arundel this summer for a good old-fashioned Penderwicks wedding. Sequel to The Penderwicks in Spring (DB 83339). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2018.

Front Desk
DB91215 8 hours 29 minutes
by Kelly Yang
read by Kimberly Schraf
Recent immigrants from China and desperate for work and money, Mia Tang’s parents take a job managing a rundown motel in Southern California. Even though the owner, Mr. Yao, is mean and exploits their family, Mia plans on following her dreams. For grades 4-7. 2018.


The Serpent’s Secret
DB90639 8 hours 17 minutes
by Sayantani DasGupta
read by Sayantani DasGupta
Up until her twelfth birthday, Kiranmala has considered herself an ordinary sixth grader in New Jersey. But when her parents disappear and a drooling rakkhosh demon shows up in her kitchen ready to eat her, Kiranmala begins to believe her parents fantastical stories may be true. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2018.

The Last Gargoyle
DB88956 6 hours 37 minutes
by Paul Durham
read by Erik Sandvold
Penhallow, a gargoyle-like creature who prefers to be called a Grotesque, is assigned to protect a Boston apartment building. When the Boneless King threatens one of his residents, Penhallow searches for an ally in his fight against evil. For grades 3-6. 2018.

Evangeline of the Bayou
DB91003 6 hours 14 minutes
by Jan Eldredge
read by Mare Trevathan
Studying to become a haunt huntress like her ancestors, twelve-year-old Evangeline Clement deals with the local monsters while waiting for her animal familiar to appear. When Evangeline and her grandmother are called to help out in New Orleans, she learns of a shocking secret. For grades 3-6. 2018.

The Basque Dragon
DB91625 2 hours 42 minutes
by Adam Gidwitz and Jesse Casey
read by January LaVoy
Barely recovered from their last adventure, Elliot and Uchenna join Professor Fauna on another quest--in the mountains of the Basque country, they must track down a missing dragon! Sequel to The Creature of the Pines (DB 90708). Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2018.

The Creature of the Pines
DB90708 2 hours 15 minutes
by Adam Gidwitz
read by January LaVoy
Elliot and his new friend, Uchenna, encounter a Jersey Devil while on a field trip to the Pine Barrens. They help their weird teacher, Professor Fauna, rescue the mythological creature from a pair of greedy billionaire brothers. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2018.

Time Jumpers: Five Kingdoms, Book 5
DB91772 12 hours 2 minutes
by Brandon Mull
read by Keith Nobbs
Trapped in a world where magic is powerful and dreams are real, Cole and his friends are pushed to the limit as they make one final attempt to restore magic to the Outskirts and find their way back home. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2018.

The Burning Maze: The Trials of Apollo, Book 3
DB90910 13 hours 10 minutes
by Rick Riordan
read by various narrators
In order to regain his place as Apollo on Mount Olympus, Lester must go through the Labyrinth to find the third emperor--and an Oracle who speaks in word puzzles--somewhere in the American Southwest. Meg, the daughter of Demeter, joins Lester in the quest. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2018.

The Brightest Night: Wings of Fire
DB97829 8 hours 6 minutes
by Tui T. Sutherland
read by Shannon McManus
Sunny has always taken the Dragonet Prophecy very seriously, and Morrowseer’s devastating news changes everything. Now she must forge a new identity and find a way to stop the futile war between the dragon clans. Sequel to The Dark Secret (DB 97828). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2014.

Darkness of Dragons: Wings of Fire
DB97834 10 hours 29 minutes
by Tui T. Sutherland
read by Shannon McManus
Determined to stop Darkstalker, Qibli believes that if he had magic he could change everything. But prophecies are not easy to rewrite. Qibli may be the force Pyrrhia needs--or he may be the one to bring everything crashing down. Sequel to Talons of Power (DB 97833). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2017.

The Dark Secret: Wings of Fire
DB97828 7 hours 37 minutes
by Tui T. Sutherland
read by Shannon McManus
Starflight, one of the dragonets of destiny, is kidnapped by the NightWings. With his fellow dragonets too far away to help, the fate of two kingdoms rests in Starflight’s talons. Sequel to The Hidden Kingdom (DB 97827). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2013.

Escaping Peril: Wings of Fire
DB97832 7 hours 4 minutes
by Tui T. Sutherland
read by Shannon McManus
Peril is possibly the most dangerous dragon in Pyrrhia, because she has firescales that can kill an opponent with a touch, but now she has a mission--find her former queen, Scarlet. Sequel to Winter Turning (DB 97831). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2016.

The Hidden Kingdom: Wings of Fire
DB97827 7 hours 36 minutes
by Tui T. Sutherland
read by Shannon McManus
The five dragonets hope to hide in safety in the RainWing kingdom, but when tribe members start disappearing and the old queen does nothing, it is up to Glory, a RainWing, and her friends to uncover the lurking evil. Sequel to The Lost Heir (DB 97272). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2013.

Talons of Power: Wings of Fire
DB97833 7 hours 55 minutes
by Tui T. Sutherland
read by Shannon McManus
The war is over. The false prophecy has been fulfilled. But the dragonets still have enemies. A dark evil, buried for centuries, is stirring. Sequel to Escaping Peril (DB 97832). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2016.

Winter Turning: Wings of Fire
DB97831 7 hours 33 minutes
by Tui T. Sutherland
read by Shannon McManus
When a member of the royal IceWing family breaks the truce and escapes from Jade Mountain Academy, Winter, an IceWing, embarks on his own quest and hopes to win the respect of his family in the process. Sequel to Moon Rising (DB 97830). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2015.


The Heat Is On: Next Best Junior Chef, Episode 2
DB91068 3 hours 46 minutes
by Charise Mericle Harper
read by Margaret Strom
The second week of Next Best Junior Chef features a family and traditions theme. With only three kid contestants remaining, the pressure is on as another elimination round is only a week away. For grades 2-4. 2018.

Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship
DB90933 0 hours 15 minutes
by Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes
read by Faith Potts
When he is paired with a girl who has lost her legs, Rescue worries that he isn’t up to the task of being her service dog. Based on the true story of Rescue and Jessica Kensky, who was injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. For grades K-3. 2018.

Cody and the Heart of a Champion
DB91066 2 hours 12 minutes
by Tricia Springstubb
read by Margaret Strom
When Cody’s good friend Pearl hangs out with fellow classmate Madison, she starts to change and even signs up for the soccer team. Cody tries her hand at the sport with mixed results. Sequel to Cody and the Rules of Life (DB 88428). For grades 2-4. 2018.

Growing Up

Head in the Clouds: Dory Fantasmagory
DB90627 1 hour 3 minutes
by Abby Hanlon
read by Mare Trevathan
Dory, nicknamed Rascal, has her first loose tooth, but her excitement turns to concern when imaginary evil robber Mrs. Gobble Gracker becomes a threat to the tooth fairy. Sequel to Dory Dory Black Sheep (DB 86185). For grades K-3. 2018.

The Doughnut Fix
DB91012 5 hours 20 minutes
by Jessie Janowitz
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
When his family moves from New York City to tiny Petersville, twelve-year-old Tristan uses his cooking expertise to revive the town’s tradition of life-changing chocolate cream doughnuts. Tristan realizes he is going to need his sister’s help to succeed. For grades 3-6. 2018.

Historical Fiction

Willa of the Wood
DB91713 10 hours 18 minutes
by Robert Beatty
read by Emily Rankin
In the late 1800s, a twelve-year-old nightspirit living in the Great Smoky Mountains despairs as homesteaders destroy her forest habitat, until a chance encounter with a “day-folk” man changes everything she thought she knew about her people--and their greatest enemy. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2018.

Siege: How General Washington Kicked the British out of Boston and Launched a Revolution
DB91160 2 hours 25 minutes
by Roxane Orgill
read by Gary Telles
A novel in verse. Story of the siege of Boston that launched the war to defeat the British. Follows the events from the summer of 1775 to the spring of 1776, and gives voice to the soldiers and civilians of that time. For grades 6-9. 2018.


Caveboy Crush
DB97794 0 hours 7 minutes
by Beth Ferry
read by Jean Cochran
When caveboy Neander spies a beautiful cavegirl in the prehistoric wilderness, he tries to use grand gestures to grab her attention. For preschool-grade 2. 2019.

Here Comes Trouble
DB91008 5 hours 53 minutes
by Kate Hattemer
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Soren is famous for his pranks, but with his best friend gone and well-behaved cousin Flynn visiting for a year, he tries to mend his ways. For grades 5-8. 2018.

The Mortification of Fovea Munson
DB91390 6 hours 20 minutes
by Mary Winn Heider
read by Eva Wilhelm
Forced to help in her parents’ cadaver lab for the summer, twelve-year-old Fovea Munson discovers three talking heads in need of a favor. For grades 4-7. 2018.

Mystery and Detective

The Secret Cellar: The Red Blazer Girls, Book 4
DB90746 6 hours 48 minutes
by Michael D. Beil
read by Gabriella Cavallero
When Sophie finds a secret message in the antique fountain pen she bought for her father, she and her friends become involved in a treasure hunt devised by the pen’s previous owner, whose house is full of puzzles that protect a hidden treasure. For grades 5-8. 2012.

Charlie and Frog
DB90916 6 hours 8 minutes
by Karen Kane
read by Margaret Strom
While staying with his TV-obsessed grandparents in Castle-on-the-Hudson, Charlie stumbles upon a mystery his first day at the library. Charlie must learn more American Sign Language than just finger spelling to keep up with Frog, a deaf girl who wants to help solve it. For grades 3-6. 2018.

Religious Themes

Night Night Collection
DB91695 0 hours 20 minutes
by Amy Parker
read by Simona Chitescu-Weik
Collection of seven stories featuring little animals winding down for the night and counting their blessings. Includes Night Night, Farm, Night Night, Jungle, Night Night, Train, Night Night, Mommy, Night Night, Daddy, A Night Night Prayer, and Night Night Blessings. Commercial audiobook. For preschool-grade 2. 2018.

Scary Stories

Buried Secrets: Hello Neighbor
DB97844 6 hours 7 minutes
by Carly Anne West
read by Oliver Wyman
After he proves that Aaron and Mya are missing, Nicky suspects that his neighbor is involved. But when he asks his friends to help and they refuse, Nicky has to investigate on his own. Sequel to Waking Nightmare (DB 97843). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2019.

Missing Pieces: Hello Neighbor
DB97842 5 hours 19 minutes
by Carly Anne West
read by Oliver Wyman
When his family moves to the city of Raven Brooks and next to the eccentric Petersons, Nicky befriends Aaron Peterson. But he soon discovers a dark past haunting his neighbors and a streak of bad luck they can’t seem to shake. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2018.

Waking Nightmare: Hello Neighbor
DB97843 5 hours 30 minutes
by Carly Anne West
read by Oliver Wyman
Plagued by terrifying nightmares of robotic mannequins, rotting theme parks, and a dark basement, Nicky aims to find out what really happened to Aaron and Mya. Sequel to Missing Pieces (DB 97842). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2019.


Ask Emma
DB91301 3 hours 26 minutes
by Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk
read by Kimberly Schraf
After starting an advice blog for a computer science project, Emma begins to question the wisdom of it when fellow seventh graders ask her opinions on difficult subjects. Then an online bully’s hurtful comments threaten to unravel her good intentions. For grades 3-6. 2018.

Class Action
DB91155 6 hours 54 minutes
by Steven B. Frank
read by Robert Sams
Fed up with homework, Sam, his older sister Sadie, his three best friends, and his elderly neighbor bring a class action suit against the Los Angeles Unified School District, arguing that homework is unconstitutional. His case goes all the way to the Supreme Court. For grades 4-7. 2018.

Science Fiction

Waste of Space: A Moon Base Alpha Novel
DB91010 6 hours 46 minutes
by Stuart Gibbs
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
After sneaking outside the lunar facility to celebrate his thirteenth birthday, Dash and his dad return to find a fellow Moon Base Alpha resident mysteriously poisoned. Dash races to solve the mystery. Sequel to Spaced Out (DB 85276). For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2018.

Not So Normal Norbert
DB91672 5 hours 37 minutes
by James Patterson and Joey Green
read by Michael Crouch
Having been judged different after making fun of their dictator, Norbert is arrested and banished from the United State of Earth to Astro-nuts camp on planet Zorquat 3 in the Orion Nebula. There, he soon realizes that being different could be better. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2018.

Pluto Gets the Call
DB97795 0 hours 28 minutes
by Adam Rex
read by Gary Telles
Just after learning that Earth’s scientists no longer consider him a planet, an unhappy Pluto takes a visitor from Earth on a tour of the solar system, sharing facts along the way. For grades K-3. 2019.

Children's Nonfiction

Animals and Wildlife

The Triumphant Tale of the House Sparrow
DB90738 0 hours 41 minutes
by Jan Thornhill
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Discusses the history of the House Sparrow, which has adapted and thrived alongside humans for more than ten thousand years. Sometimes considered an agricultural pest, the House Sparrow has also been viewed as a highly entertaining bird and was purposely introduced into North America. For grades 3-6. 2018.


March Forward, Girl: From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine
DB90630 4 hours 22 minutes
by Melba Pattillo Beals
read by Mare Trevathan
Childhood memoir of growing up in the hostile Jim Crow South that led to Beals’s activism and desire for equality. She eventually volunteered to be one of nine black students to enroll in Little Rock’s all-white Central High School in 1957. Violence and some strong language. For grades 5-8. 2018.

Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor: The Woman Who Loved Reptiles
DB90969 0 hours 21 minutes
by Patricia Valdez
read by Mare Trevathan
Recounts the life of Joan Procter, a pioneering female scientist who loved reptiles. Discusses her work and research at London’s Natural History Museum and, later, her design and curatorship of the new reptile house at the London Zoo. For grades K-3. 2018.


Sandwiches! More Than You’ve Ever Wanted to Know about Making and Eating America’s Favorite Food
DB90769 2 hours 44 minutes
by Alison Deering
read by Robert Sams
Compiles more than fifty sandwich recipes, which are categorized in five skill levels, from the basic staple of a ham and cheese sandwich to the creative apple pie sandwich. Each recipe provides a snippet of the history of the sandwich and includes ingredient substitutions. For grades 4-7. 2017.

Government and Politics

You Are Mighty: A Guide to Changing the World
DB91218 1 hour 55 minutes
by Caroline Paul
read by Patrick Downer
Author of The Gutsy Girl (DB 86874) explains how one can be an activist at a young age. Provides ideas, workbooks, and tactics to use in order to change the world--even with the smallest of actions. For grades 6-9. 2018.


Festivals and Celebrations
DB90764 0 hours 37 minutes
by Sandra Lawrence
read by Bob Moore
Describes how people around the world celebrate events throughout the year. Includes festivals focused on the time of year, historical events, special foods, and religious traditions. For grades 3-6. 2017.

Medicine and Health

Eat This! How Fast-Food Marketing Gets You to Buy Junk (and How to Fight Back)
DB90763 1 hour 21 minutes
by Andrea Curtis
read by Jean Cochran
Examines fast-food industry advertising and marketing techniques used to influence children and teens. Suggests solutions such as advocating for junk-free checkout lanes at grocery stores and reading the nutrition labels. For grades 4-7. 2018.


The Story of Classical Music
DB91689 4 hours 30 minutes
by Darren Henley
read by Aled Jones
Examines music through the lives of the great composers and their environment, from the churches and cathedrals that produced the familiar sound of Gregorian chants, to Bach and Mozart, and on to the twenty-first century. Includes more than a hundred musical samples. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2004.


Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship
DB90762 0 hours 37 minutes
by Irene Latham and Charles Waters
read by Colleen Delany
Irene Latham, who is white, and Charles Waters, who is black, present paired poems about topics that include hair, sports, dinner conversations, and more. They insert themselves in a fictional setting where they, as kids, are reluctantly paired together in class for a writing assignment. For grades 3-6. 2018.

Voices in the Air: Poems for Listeners
DB90690 3 hours 20 minutes
by Naomi Shihab Nye
read by Margaret Strom
Collection of ninety-five poems that pay tribute to the voices of the past and the present and provide inspiration, wisdom, and reflection. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2018.


Ramadan: The Holy Month of Fasting
DB90922 1 hour 50 minutes
by Ausma Zehanat Khan
read by Eva Wilhelm
Examines the origins and traditions of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. During the month, Muslims embrace their spirituality, fasting during the day and breaking the fast together at night. For grades 3-6. 2018.

Science and Technology

The Boo-Boos That Changed the World: A True Story about an Accidental Invention (Really!)
DB90621 0 hours 24 minutes
by Barry Wittenstein
read by Joe Peck
After his new bride, Josephine, injured herself repeatedly in the kitchen, Earle Dickson invented a homemade adhesive bandage that eventually became a Band-Aid. Discusses the history of how the little bandage was mass produced, distributed, and became a popular household item. For grades K-3. 2018.

You and Your Body

ABC for Me, Books 1-3
DB91062 0 hours 25 minutes
by Christiane Engel
read by Jean Cochran
Three ABC books, written between 2016 and 2018, featuring love, mindfulness, and yoga words and concepts for every letter in the alphabet. Includes ABC Love, ABC Mindful Me, and ABC Yoga. For preschool-grade 2. 2018.

Foreign Language


El Cuento de la Criada (The Handmaid’s Tale)
DB90213 11 hours 21 minutes
por Margaret Atwood
read by varios narradores
En esta novela ambientada en el futuro cercano, el territorio que una vez fue los Estados Unidos es ahora la República de Gilead, una teocracia en la que las mujeres se ven obligadas a castas diferentes--incluyendo "criadas" para tener hijos. Originalmente publicado en inglés en 1985, con una introducción de la autora del 2017. Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones de índole sexual. 2017. (In this novel set in the near future, the territory that was once the United States is now the Republic of Gilead, a theocracy in which women are forced into different castes--including "handmaids" to bear children. Originally published in 1985, with a 2017 introduction by the author. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2017.)

Un Rincón del Mundo (A Piece of the World)
DB91061 9 hours 14 minutes
por Christina Baker Kline
read by Irma Bello
Christina Olson, cuyas piernas están debilitadas por una enfermedad infantil, vive la mayor parte de su vida en el hogar de su familia. Allí, Christina está agobiada por su historia familiar, hasta que ella es visitada por el pintor Andrew Wyeth. Cuando Andrew se entrelaza con su familia, Christina reflexiona sobre su mundo. 2018. (Christina Olson, whose legs are weakened by a childhood illness, lives most of her life in her family home. There, Christina is burdened by her family history, until she is visited by painter Andrew Wyeth. As Andrew becomes entwined with her family, Christina reflects on her world. 2018.)

El Arte de Vivir: Elige La Paz y La Libertad. Aquí y Ahora. (The Art of Living: Peace and Freedom in the Here and Now)
DB91274 6 hours 43 minutes
por Thich Nhat Hanh
read by Martin Untrojb
El maestro zen vietnamita y activista por la paz Thich Nhat Hanh presenta siete meditaciones transformadoras que abren nuevas perspectivas sobre nuestras vidas, nuestras relaciones, y nuestra interconexi ón con el mundo que nos rodea. 2018. (Vietnamese zen Master and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh presents seven transformative meditations that open up new perspectives on our lives, our relationships, and our interconnectedness with the world around us. 2018.)

La Llamada de la Tribu (The Call of the Tribe)
DB90770 11 hours 14 minutes
por Mario Vargas Llosa
read by Aurelio Dominguez
El autor peruano--ganador del Premio Nobel de Literatura--presenta una autobiografía intelectual que explora las influencias seminales en su pensamiento. Incluye a Adam Smith, José Ortega y Gasset, Karl Popper, Raymond Aron, Isaiah Berlin, y Jean-François Revel. 2018. (The Peruvian author--winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature--presents an intellectual autobiography that explores seminal influences on his thought. Includes Adam Smith, José Ortega y Gasset, Karl Popper, Raymond Aron, Isaiah Berlin, and Jean-François Revel. 2018.)

Una Novela Criminal (A Criminal Novel)
DB90860 17 hours 8 minutes
por Jorge Volpi
read by Walter Krochmal
2005, Ciudad de México. Cuando la policía arresta a los supuestos secuestradores Israel Vallarta y Florence Cassez en vivo en la televisión mexicana, es solo el comienzo de un sensacional caso criminal--que involucra tortura, confesiones retractadas y tensiones diplomáticas internacionales--donde nada es lo que parece. Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones de índole sexual. 2018. (2005, Mexico City. When police arrest alleged kidnappers Israel Vallarta and Florence Cassez live on Mexican TV, it is only the beginning of a sensational criminal case--involving torture, retracted confessions, and international diplomatic tensions--where nothing is quite what it seems. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2018.)

El Laberinto de los Espíritus (The Labyrinth of Spirits)
DB90212 32 hours 41 minutes
por Carlos Ruiz Zafón
read by Aurelio Dominguez
Con la ayuda de una enigmática mujer llamada Alicia, Daniel Sempere--deseando vengar la muerte de su madre--descubre una red de crímenes y violaciones del régimen de Francisco Franco. La continuación de El prisionero del cielo (DB 74972). Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones de índole sexual. 2016. (With the help of an enigmatic woman named Alicia, Daniel Sempere--wishing to avenge the death of his mother--discovers a network of crimes and violations of Francisco Franco's regime. Companion to El Prisionero del Cielo (DB 74972). Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2016.)

Audio Magazines

For a free subscription to these magazines, contact your cooperating library. Registered readers may download titles in audio from the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) service online or via the BARD Mobile app available at the App Store External for iOS or the Play Store External or Amazon Appstore External for Android.

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

American History (bimonthly (6 issues))

Analog Science Fiction and Fact (6 issues)

Asimov’s Science Fiction (6 issues)

The Atlantic (10 issues)

Audubon (quarterly (5 issues))

Das Beste aus Reader’s Digest (German; 10 issues)

Bon Appétit (10 issues)

Consumer Reports (12 issues)

Contemporary Sound Track: A Review of Pop, Jazz, Rock, and Country (bimonthly (6 issues))

Cowboys and Indians (8 issues)

Cricket (for children, on one cartridge with National Geographic Kids; 9 issues)

Diabetes Forecast (6 issues)

Discover (8 issues)

Ebony (8 issues)

The Economist (51 issues)

Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (6 issues)

Foreign Affairs (6 issues)

France-Amérique (French; 12 issues)

Good Housekeeping (12 issues)

Health and Nutrition Newsletters (includes Scientific American—Health after Fifty, Mayo Clinic Health Letter, and Nutrition Action Healthletter; monthly)

Horticulture (6 issues)

Humpty Dumpty (bimonthly (6 issues))

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (12 issues)

Kiplinger’s Retirement Report (12 issues)

Magazine of the Month (monthly)

Missouri Conservationist (monthly)

Muse (9 issues)

The Musical Mainstream (quarterly)

The Nation (34 issues)

National Geographic (monthly)

National Geographic Kids (for children and teens, on one cartridge with Cricket; 10 issues)

National Geographic Traveler (bimonthly (6 issues))

National Review (25 issues)

The New Yorker (52 issues)

The New York Times Book Review (53 issues)

O, The Oprah Magazine (monthly)

Oklahoma Today (bimonthly (6 issues))

Outdoor Life (4 issues)

People (52 issues)

People en Español (Spanish; 11 issues)

Piano Technicians Journal (monthly)

Playboy (4 issues)

QST (monthly)

Quarterly Music Magazine (quarterly)

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 (11 issues)

Sports Illustrated Kids (11 issues)

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

Travel & Leisure (monthly)

True West (monthly)

Vital Speeches of the Day (monthly)

The Week (48 issues)

Wired (monthly)

The Writer (12 issues)

Yankee Magazine (6 issues)

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