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Adult Fiction


Shanghai Station
DB92372 12 hours 27 minutes
by Bartle Bull
read by Peter Holdway
Russian aristocrat Alexander Karlov flees to Shanghai with his mother and sister in 1918. En route, their train is attacked by the Red Guard, Alexander’s mother is killed, and his sister is kidnapped. Hunted by a communist agent, Alexander searches for his sister. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2004.

The Good Luck Girls
DB97143 11 hours 59 minutes
by Charlotte Nicole Davis
read by Jeanette Illidge
When one of the Good Luck Girls—girls sold to houses as children and branded with cursed markings—accidentally kills a man, the girls risk everything to find freedom, justice, and revenge in a country that wants them to have none of those things. Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

DB92963 14 hours 35 minutes
by Marissa Meyer
read by various narrators
As crime escalates in Gatlon City, covert weapons and conflicting missions have Nova and Adrian questioning not only their beliefs about justice, but also their feelings for each other. Sequel to Renegades (DB 89651). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Kydd Sea Adventure: Books 17-19
DB95772 34 hours 4 minutes
by Julian Stockwin
read by Ray Foushee
Three books, written in 2016-17, following the adventures of Captain Sir Thomas Kydd of the Royal Navy. In Inferno, Kydd and the crew of the HMS Tyger are sent on a mission to neutral Denmark. Includes Persephone and The Baltic Prize. Some violence and some strong language. 2017.


Les Misérables
DB96732 60 hours 30 minutes
by Victor Hugo
read by various narrators
Jean Valjean, a poor French peasant, is imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his sister’s hungry children. He escapes, hiding his identity and devoting his life to noble causes, until he once again becomes the victim of cruel circumstance in early nineteenth-century France. Commercial audiobook. 2008.


The Reconstructionist
DB96339 10 hours 39 minutes
by Nick Arvin
read by Gregory Maupin
Ten years ago, Ellis Barstow heard the crash that killed his older half-brother, Christopher. Now, he works as an accident reconstructionist under the supervision of John Boggs. He has an uncomfortable fascination with Heather, Boggs's wife--who was Christopher's girlfriend when he died. Strong language and some violence. 2012.

DB96463 11 hours 33 minutes
by Emma Donoghue
read by Jason Culp
Seventy-nine-year-old Noah is preparing to travel to his birthplace of Nice, France, when he receives a call about his eleven-year-old great-nephew, Michael, whom he has never met. Noah accepts custody of Michael and takes him to France. There, they bond and discover family secrets from World War II. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

All the Bad Apples
DB96893 8 hours 54 minutes
by Moïra Fowley-Doyle
read by various narrators
Dublin, Ireland. After Deena starts receiving letters from her older sister Mandy—whom everyone thinks is dead—she embarks on a cross-country hunt to find her sister and heal their family’s rotten past. Some strong language. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

The Dutch House
DB96739 9 hours 55 minutes
by Ann Patchett
read by Tom Hanks
Through a canny investment at the end of World War II, Cyril Conroy lifts his family out of poverty. His first order of business is to buy the lavish Dutch House. But this purchase brings only heartache to his loved ones—including children Danny and Maeve. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Spilled Milk: Based on a True Story
DB97070 7 hours 46 minutes
by K.L. Randis
read by K.L. Randis
Battered child Brooke reports the violence she endures at home, but social services further jeopardizes her safety. Seeking safety and justice, Brooke battles a system that pushes to keep her father in the home despite his past actions. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

In His Father’s Footsteps
DB92316 9 hours 44 minutes
by Danielle Steel
read by Dan John Miller
Max, the son of two concentration camp survivors, was determined to live a life of wealth and success, creating his own version of the perfect American family. When things don’t go according to his plans, Max struggles to set an example for his own children. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.


Sapphire Flames: A Hidden Legacy Novel
DB96641 12 hours 35 minutes
by Ilona Andrews
read by Emily Rankin
In a world where magic is the key to power and wealth, Catalina Baylor is a Prime and the Head of her House, despite being afraid to use her unique powers. When her friend’s mother and sister are murdered, Catalina risks her reputation to unravel the mystery. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Ninth House
DB97047 16 hours 24 minutes
by Leigh Bardugo
read by various narrators
After waking up in the hospital, Galaxy “Alex” Stern, sole survivor of a multiple homicide, is surprised to receive an acceptance to Yale University. The offer is contingent on her joining the Lethe secret society, which wants Alex for her ability to see ghosts. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The First Chronicles of Druss the Legend; The Legend of Deathwalker
DB92024 31 hours 55 minutes
by David Gemmell
read by Jon Huffman
Two epic fantasies of the warrior Druss, the Deathwalker, written in 1993 and 1996. The First Chronicles of Druss the Legend tells of his search for his missing wife Rowena. In The Legend of Deathwalker, Druss searches for jewels with mystic powers. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 1996.

White Wolf
DB96170 15 hours 34 minutes
by David Gemmell
read by Stephen Van Doren
Former general Skilgannon the Damned has retired from the army to live a simple life as a monk, but the unrest in the lands of the Drenai forces him to rejoin the world. A brutal attack brings him an unlikely alliance with Druss the Legend. Violence and some strong language. 2003.

An Easy Death
DB93009 9 hours 50 minutes
by Charlaine Harris
read by Eva Kaminsky
Gunnie Lizbeth Rose is hired by two Russian sorcerers to be their local guide through East Texas in a version of America that collapsed after FDR’s assassination in the 1930s. They are looking for the daughter of a dead sorcerer, who the Russians believe will save their emperor-in-exile. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Ten Thousand Doors of January
DB96852 12 hours 23 minutes
by Alix E. Harrow
read by January LaVoy
Living in a sprawling mansion as the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, January Scaller is isolated and largely ignored. One day, she finds a strange book and discovers she has the ability to open doors between worlds. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Warrior of the Altaii
DB97056 9 hours 31 minutes
by Robert Jordan
read by Michael Kramer
Never-before-published first novel by the author of the Wheel of Time series. Wulfgar, leader of the Altaii people, must contend with queens, warlords, prophets, and magic in hopes of protecting his people. Elspeth, a visitor from another world, holds the answers if Wulfgar asks the right questions. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Eye Spy: Family Spies, Book 2
DB96436 9 hours 54 minutes
by Mercedes Lackey
read by Nick Podehl
Abidela is the daughter of two legendary Heralds: Mags, the King’s Spy, and Amily, the King’s Own. Without a Gift of her own, she plans to join her father’s network of spies. When she senses an imminent bridge collapse, it reveals a rare Gift that needs special training. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Elric: The Sleeping Sorceress; Chronicles of the Last Emperor of Melniboné, Volume 3
DB91585 15 hours 39 minutes
by Michael Moorcock
read by Richard Davidson
Third collection of stories about Elric of Melniboné, last king of a fallen empire. Elric wanders the world, desiring only oblivion, but the great lords of Law and Chaos have other plans for the legendary warrior. Violence. 2008.

The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust, Volume 2
DB97269 19 hours 46 minutes
by Philip Pullman
read by Michael Sheen
College undergraduate Lyra is once again thrown together with Malcolm, now a professor, after Lyra and her daemon, Pantalaimon, receive secrets from a dying man about a daemon-haunted city and the origins of Dust. Some violence and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat
DB92506 8 hours 51 minutes
by Anne Rice
read by Eric Shaw Quinn
Prince Lestat relates the story of the formation of the Blood Communion and how he became the true ruler of the vampire world. His rival was the mysterious outcast Rhoshamandes, avowed enemy of Queen Akasha. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.


Find Me
DB97242 8 hours 24 minutes
by André Aciman
read by Michael Stuhlbarg
Samuel is heading to Rome to visit his son Elio when he meets a woman who upends his plans. Elio moves to Paris, where he also has a life-changing affair, while Oliver considers a trip back to Europe. Sequel to Call Me by Your Name (DB 65344). Some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

Night Boat to Tangier
DB96929 5 hours 42 minutes
by Kevin Barry
read by Kevin Barry
In the dark waiting room of the ferry terminal in the sketchy Spanish port of Algeciras, two aging Irishmen—Maurice and Charlie, longtime drug-smuggling partners—sit none too patiently. They are expecting Maurice’s estranged daughter to either arrive on a boat coming from Tangier or depart on one heading there. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Pay Day
DB96640 4 hours 47 minutes
by ReShonda Tate Billingsley and Richelle Denise
read by various narrators
One little ticket is about to change their lives, but is it for better or for worse? When the office lotto pool lands the winning ticket for four friends, they embark on journeys that change their lives forever. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

A Dog’s Promise
DB97118 10 hours 51 minutes
by W. Bruce Cameron
read by William Dufris
Bailey, a dog who has lived many lives—as recounted in books starting with A Dog’s Purpose (DB 72218) — returns as a service dog named Cooper. Cooper helps Burke, a paraplegic teen who clashes with his brother, and meets Lacey, a special dog who helps him fulfill his purpose. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Have You Seen Luis Velez?
DB96316 9 hours 46 minutes
by Catherine Ryan Hyde
read by Kurt Elftmann
Teenager Raymond leads a lonely life, shuttling between the homes of his divorced parents. Millie, an elderly blind woman who lives in his mother’s building, asks him if he has seen the man who was her caretaker. He starts helping Millie, and looking for the missing Luis Velez. 2019.

The Topeka School
DB97054 10 hours 37 minutes
by Ben Lerner
read by various narrators
Adam Gordon is a senior at Topeka High School, class of ‘97. Both of his parents work at a world-renowned psychiatric clinic. Adam, as one of the popular students at school, befriends loner Darren Eberheart, not knowing Darren is one of his father’s patients. Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Lost Daughters
DB97097 14 hours 22 minutes
by Mary Monroe
read by Diana Luke
Maureen Montgomery, from The Upper Room (DB 94005), returns home to Florida after Mama Ruby dies. She and her brother Virgil—who continues to keep Mama Ruby’s secret—long for peace and quiet, but Maureen’s daughter Loretta aspires to be rich and famous and stirs things up. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Mama Ruby
DB96831 12 hours 36 minutes
by Mary Monroe
read by Kevin R. Free
Before she was Mama Ruby
in The Upper Room (DB 94005), she was just fifteen-year-old Ruby, a wild child with a taste for boys and booze. When she becomes pregnant, she turns to her best friend, Othella, who convinces Ruby to give the baby up. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

DB96643 16 hours 4 minutes
by Salman Rushdie
read by Vikas Adam
A mediocre thriller writer creates the character of Quichotte, a traveling salesman obsessively in love with a TV star. He sets off on a quest across America in an effort to be worthy of her love. Inspired by Don Quixote by Cervantes. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Olive, Again
DB97052 12 hours 16 minutes
by Elizabeth Strout
read by Kimberly Farr
This collection of linked stories follows the cantankerous Olive Kitteridge as she struggles to understand not only herself and her own life, but the lives of those around her in her Maine hometown. Sequel to Olive Kitteridge (DB 67392). Some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Historical Fiction

The Tuscan Child
DB92978 10 hours 11 minutes
by Rhys Bowen
read by various narrators
1944. After Hugo Langley survives his bomber being shot out of the sky, he finds refuge in a ruined monastery and the arms of Sofia Bartoli. Thirty years later, his estranged daughter Joanna discovers a letter to Sofia while settling Hugo’s estate. Joanna’s world is upended. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Chocolate Maker’s Wife
DB96568 19 hours 9 minutes
by Karen Brooks
read by Peter Holdway
England, 1662. Rosamund Tomkins encounters Sir Everard Blithman when he almost runs her down with his carriage. He sees her potential and brings her to London to be his wife and work in his chocolate shop. But family secrets are being kept hidden. Violence and explicit descriptions of sex. 2019.

A Single Thread
DB96525 10 hours 53 minutes
by Tracy Chevalier
read by Fenella Woolgar
1932. Violet Speedwell, who lost both her beloved brother and her fiancé in the Great War, struggles as part of the lost generation of single women. She saves up enough to move out of her mother’s home to Winchester, where she becomes part of the cathedral’s broderers and finds friendship. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Water Dancer
DB96729 14 hours 16 minutes
by Ta-Nehisi Coates
read by Joe Morton
Born into bondage, Hiram Walker is robbed of all memory of his mother when she is sold. But Hiram is blessed with a mysterious power. This power saves him when he almost drowns, and he knows he must escape the only life he has ever known. Violence. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Where the Light Enters
DB96743 26 hours 11 minutes
by Sara Donati
read by Kate Reading
1884. After the loss of her husband, Dr. Sophie Savard, from The Gilded Hour (DB 84079), returns home to New York to rebuild her life. She and her cousin and fellow doctor, Anna, are consulted by Anna’s husband, Detective Sergeant Jack Mezzanotte, on mysterious deaths of young women. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Winemaker’s Wife
DB96499 11 hours 35 minutes
by Kristin Harmel
read by various narrators
France, 1940. Inès thought her marriage to Michel would be a dream come true, but he isolates her from their wine business. With Nazi Germany coming to power, she must contend with the local officials. She soon finds out about the Resistance and others using the winery’s caves. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Galway Bay
DB91054 21 hours 38 minutes
by Mary Pat Kelly
read by Kate Kiley
1839. Soon after Honora Keeley is accepted to the convent, she meets Michael Kelly and they fall in love. As the Great Starvation sweeps across Ireland, they struggle to feed their growing family. Then an opportunity to immigrate to America is offered to them. Conflict follows the family. Some violence. 2009.

DB92948 16 hours 40 minutes
by Barbara Kingsolver
read by Barbara Kingsolver
One New Jersey house connects two families across time. In the present day, it is home to the Knox family, who question why the success promised to them has never materialized. In the 1800s, science teacher Thatcher Greenwood wonders why utopia eludes him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

This Tender Land
DB96864 14 hours 8 minutes
by William Kent Krueger
read by various narrators
Odie, his older brother Albert, their best friend Mose, and little Emmy escape from the Lincoln School and the harsh superintendent. They use a canoe to travel down the Mississippi River, intent on finding a new place for themselves, and cross paths with other drifters. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

The Downstairs Girl
DB96993 10 hours 25 minutes
by Stacey Lee
read by Emily Woo Zeller
1890. By day, seventeen-year-old Jo Kuan works as a lady’s maid for the cruel Caroline Payne, daughter of one of the wealthiest men in Atlanta. But by night, Jo moonlights as the pseudonymous author of a newspaper advice column. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

The Song of the Jade Lily
DB96394 12 hours 13 minutes
by Kirsty Manning
read by Saskia Maarleveld
In 1939, Jewish refugee Romy meets Shanghai local Li. They form a fierce friendship as they try to survive the horrors of war. In 2016, Alexandra returns home to Australia to care for her grandmother Romy and grandfather Wilhelm, who is dying of cancer. Family secrets are revealed. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

A Bridge across the Ocean
DB97340 10 hours 35 minutes
by Susan Meissner
read by Kim Bubbs
Brette Caslake encounters a ghost while attending a friend’s baby shower on the famously haunted Queen Mary. The incident leads her to investigate a seventy-year-old tragedy. In 1946, German ballerina Annaliese Lange and Frenchwoman Simone Deveraux travel to America on the RMS Queen Mary. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Cilka’s Journey
DB97024 11 hours 6 minutes
by Heather Morris
read by Louise Brealey
1945. Cilka Klein has been liberated from Auschwitz. But as the Soviet army is processing her, they charge her as a collaborator and send her to a Siberian prison camp. Cilka must learn to survive in a harsh new reality as she wrestles with her past. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

The Giver of Stars
DB96907 13 hours 54 minutes
by Jojo Moyes
read by Julia Whelan
1937. Alice Van Cleve is still trying to adjust to married life and living in Kentucky after being raised in England. When offered the chance to join a group of women to deliver Eleanor Roosevelt’s new traveling library, she jumps at it. But they face dangers. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Moonlight over Paris
DB97099 8 hours 53 minutes
by Jennifer Robson
read by Jane Copland
1924. After a broken engagement and a near-fatal illness, Lady Helena Montagu-Douglas-Parr is determined to reclaim her life. The first step is to move to Paris to live with her Aunt Agnes. There, Helena lives as Miss Parr and meets American journalist Sam Howard. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Women of the Copper Country
DB96426 12 hours 30 minutes
by Mary Doria Russell
read by Cassandra Campbell
1913. Tired of her husband’s abuse and the working conditions in her copper mining community, twenty-five-year-old Anna “Big Annie” Clements decides to stand up for herself. Searching for justice, she begins to realize exactly how far she will have to go to achieve independence. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Jeeves and the King of Clubs: A Novel in Homage to P.G. Wodehouse
DB93086 8 hours 27 minutes
by Ben Schott
read by James Lance
The Junior Ganymede Club—the association of butlers and valets that Jeeves belongs to—is revealed to actually be an arm of Britain’s intelligence service. Jeeves is tasked with ferreting out a fascist spy and Bertie’s assistance is required. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The English German Girl
DB94611 15 hours 37 minutes
by Jake Wallis Simons
read by Julie Teal
As Rosa Klein’s family lives in a Berlin that is growing more and more restrictive, they arrange for her to leave the country on a Kindertransport that eventually takes her to England. Rosa vows to secure safe passage for her family, but war breaks out and she loses contact. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Labyrinth of the Spirits
DB93034 27 hours 57 minutes
by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
read by Daniel Weyman
Spain, 1938. Young Alicia loses her parents to the Nationalist bombings of Barcelona. Twenty years later, she must confront Spain’s past as she works as an investigator for the secret police. Companion to The Prisoner of Heaven (DB 75335). Translated from the original 2016 Spanish edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Human Relationships

Matchmaking for Beginners
DB91685 12 hours 51 minutes
by Maddie Dawson
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Marnie longs for the domestic bliss of marriage, but everything changes soon after she meets her fiancé’s matchmaking great-aunt Blix. Her marriage ends, Blix dies and leaves Marnie her Brooklyn brownstone, and she decides to open herself to new dreams. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2018.

Gone So Long
DB93095 16 hours 31 minutes
by Andre Dubus
read by Andre Dubus III
Susan Dunn is a professor struggling with both work and her marriage. She’s ready to abandon everything when she receives a letter that forces her to reckon with the trauma that first sent her running: her mother’s murder at the hands of her father forty years ago. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Virgil Wander
DB93336 10 hours 39 minutes
by Leif Enger
read by MacLeod Andrews
After his car crashes in an icy Lake Superior, Virgil survives with damage to his language and memory. The people in the small Minnesota town where he owns a struggling movie house help Virgil piece back together his personal history. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

What Happens in Paradise
DB97048 9 hours 50 minutes
by Elin Hilderbrand
read by Erin Bennett
In Winter in Paradise (DB 92619), newly widowed Irene Steele learned of her late husband’s double life on St. John in the US Virgin Islands. Now she and her adult sons have moved to the island, trying to learn more about the man who deceived them all. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

State of the Union: A Marriage in Ten Parts
DB95891 2 hours 31 minutes
by Nick Hornby
read by Michael Russotto
Tom and Louise meet at the pub before their couples therapy appointments. They once thought they had a stable home life. Now they wonder if their marriage will ever go back together after being picked apart each week. Strong language and descriptions of sex. 2019.

Second Time Sweeter
DB96495 9 hours 8 minutes
by Beverly Jenkins
read by Lynnette R. Freeman
A redemption-seeking recovering alcoholic who mentors foster children seeks forgiveness from the woman he betrayed, while a store owner and his high school sweetheart consider a second chance at love. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

We Regret to Inform You
DB96668 9 hours 35 minutes
by Ariel Kaplan
read by MacKenzie Beyer
When high-achiever Mischa is rejected from every college she applies to, she teams up with a group of hacker girls to find out who altered her transcript and try to set things right. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Nine Perfect Strangers
DB92901 19 hours 3 minutes
by Liane Moriarty
read by Caroline Lee
Nine people gather at a remote health resort called Tranquillum House, each for their own reasons. Among them is Frances, a romance novelist who is intrigued by both her fellow guests and the charismatic owner, while fighting the feeling she should run while she still can. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Retaliation, Books 1-2
DB95985 11 hours 44 minutes
by Yasmin Shiraz
read by Teresa Willis
Two books, written in 2007 and 2014, featuring teens trying to escape the violence that surrounds them. In Retaliation, Washington, DC, native Tashera is badly injured after being jumped by a group of girls. In Accused, Tashera’s boyfriend Ahmed is wrongly arrested. Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Every Breath
DB92510 9 hours 14 minutes
by Nicholas Sparks
read by various narrators
Hope Anderson is at a crossroads, with her relationship stalled and her father sick. She decides to take a break in Sunset Beach, North Carolina. She meets Tru Walls, a safari guide from Zimbabwe in town to investigate his family mysteries, and the two share a connection. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Beauchamp Hall
DB93397 7 hours 25 minutes
by Danielle Steel
read by Dan John Miller
One thing that consoles Winnie when she thinks about the path her life has taken is binge-watching the British TV show Beauchamp Hall. After her boyfriend betrays her, Winnie decides to take a trip to England to see the town where the show is filmed. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Goodbye Cafe
DB97130 13 hours 44 minutes
by Mariah Stewart
read by Joy Osmanski
California girl Allie Hudson Monroe can’t wait for the day when the renovations on the Sugarhouse Theater are complete, so she can finally collect the inheritance from her father and leave Pennsylvania. After all, her life and her fourteen-year-old daughter are in Los Angeles. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Surfside Sisters
DB95998 10 hours 30 minutes
by Nancy Thayer
read by MacKenzie Beyer
Returning to her Nantucket childhood home in the wake of personal and professional setbacks, novelist Keely Green is forced to face her estranged best friend, Isabelle. When she begins to fall for Isabelle’s brother, things become complicated. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2019.

Red at the Bone
DB96652 3 hours 55 minutes
by Jacqueline Woodson
read by various narrators
2001. Sixteen-year-old Melody enters her coming-of-age ceremony wearing the custom-made dress her mother Iris never got to wear—due to her pregnancy. As the families of Melody’s parents gather for the ceremony, their individual stories are revealed. Strong language and descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.


Live a Little
DB96925 9 hours 40 minutes
by Howard Jacobson
read by Allan Corduner
Ninety-something Beryl Dusinbery keeps forgetting everything, including her own children, but spends her days stitching morbid samplers. Shimi Carmelli, last of the eligible elderly bachelors in North London, remembers everything—including a shameful childhood incident. But their combined talents allow them to eke out new adventures. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.


Harlem Renaissance: Four Novels of the 1930s
DB91302 29 hours 21 minutes
edited by Rafia Zafar
read by Eva Wilhelm
Four novels from African American writers during Harlem’s cultural and artistic movement of the 1930s. Includes Not without Laughter by Langston Hughes, Black No More by George S. Schuyler, The Conjure-Man Dies by Rudolph Fisher, and Black Thunder by Arna Bontemps. Some violence and some strong language. 2011.

Mystery and Detective

Nothing Ventured
DB96828 9 hours 19 minutes
by Jeffrey Archer
read by George Blagden
William Warwick, the protagonist of the books written by Harry Clifton from Only Time Will Tell (DB 73852), fights with his lawyer father over his dream of becoming a detective. He eventually joins the Metropolitan Police and is assigned to investigate art crimes. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Bitter Creek: A Montana Mystery Featuring Gabriel Du Pré
DB96334 7 hours 43 minutes
by Peter Bowen
read by Alec Volz
A visit to a medicine man’s sweat lodge reveals a very cold case: a band of Métis disappeared after fleeing General Pershing’s troops in 1910. Gabriel Du Pré, his girlfriend’s son Chappie Placquemines, and Chappie’s former commanding officer John Patchen investigate the probable massacre. Strong language and some violence. 2015.

Breaking Point
DB92977 14 hours 30 minutes
by Allison Brennan
read by Ann Marie Lee
After surviving abuse and betrayal, Bella Caruso spends her time saving other young women from the same hell. When her brother learns that Bella is working undercover to find a missing girl involved in a dangerous prostitution ring, he asks FBI agent Lucy Kincaid for help. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Too Far Gone
DB92986 13 hours 20 minutes
by Allison Brennan
read by Ann Marie Lee
When a man who appears mentally unstable holds a group of people hostage and dies in a shootout with the FBI, Special Agent Lucy Kincaid is assigned to investigate. Up until two months ago, the shooter was a respected scientist. Then his life fell apart. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Tin Badges
DB96771 7 hours 46 minutes
by Lorenzo Carcaterra
read by Pete Simonelli
After retired NYPD detective Tank Rizzo agrees to help take down a kingpin, he suddenly becomes guardian to his orphaned teenage nephew, Chris. When Chris reveals genius-level computer skills and an interest in true crime, Tank realizes he’s just what the team needs for their current case. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Crepe Factor
DB97017 10 hours 21 minutes
by Laura Childs and Terrie Farley Moran
read by Danielle Ferland
While strolling through the Winter Market, scrapbook shop owner Carmela Bertrand comes upon a dying man stabbed with a serving fork. The victim is loathed restaurant critic Martin Lash. And the prime suspect is New Orleans restaurateur Quigg Brevard—who was seen giving the critic a tongue-lashing minutes earlier. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Mumbo Gumbo Murder
DB97019 9 hours 54 minutes
by Laura Childs and Terrie Farley Moran
read by Danielle Ferland
It’s Jazz Fest in New Orleans, and Carmela and her friend Ava are following the giant puppets from the Beastmaster Puppet Theater through the French Quarter when they hear a terrible crash from Devon Dowling’s antique shop. They find Devon collapsed with blood streaming down his face. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

You Don’t Own Me: An Under Suspicion Novel
DB93338 7 hours 5 minutes
by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke
read by January LaVoy
Dr. Martin Bell, a famously charming and talented physician, was shot dead as he pulled into his driveway five years ago. Certain that Martin’s disgraced and erratic wife is the murderer, Martin’s parents want television producer Laurie Moran to feature Martin’s case on Under Suspicion. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Long Call
DB96754 10 hours 26 minutes
by Ann Cleeves
read by Ben Aldridge
Detective Matthew Venn stands outside the North Devon church as his estranged father’s funeral takes place. On the day Matthew left the strict evangelical community he grew up in, he lost his family too. But before he leaves again, he learns that a body has been found on the nearby beach. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Night Fire
DB97282 10 hours 6 minutes
by Michael Connelly
read by various narrators
Harry Bosch and LAPD Detective Renée Ballard come together again on the murder case that obsessed the man who trained Bosch as a rookie. After the mentor’s death, his widow gives Bosch a murder book he held on to: the unsolved killing of a troubled young man. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

A Willing Murder
DB92708 10 hours 58 minutes
by Jude Deveraux
read by Susan Bennett
Retired romance author Sara Medlar, her previously estranged niece Kate, and irritating Jackson Wyatt make unlikely roommates in Sara’s newly acquired mansion in Lachlan, Florida. When two skeletons are accidentally uncovered in the quiet town, the trio decides to work together to solve the mystery. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Christmas Cake Murder
DB93200 6 hours 13 minutes
by Joanne Fluke
read by Suzanne Toren
It’s Christmas years ago, and topping young Hannah Swensen’s wish list is becoming the go-to baker in Lake Eden, Minnesota. While recreating a spectacular Christmas Ball in honor of elderly hospice patient Essie Granger, Hannah becomes enthralled by Essie’s old notebooks about a woman escaping danger. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Raspberry Danish Murder
DB93214 10 hours 2 minutes
by Joanne Fluke
read by Suzanne Toren
Even though newlywed Hannah Swensen Barton’s husband Ross has vanished without a trace, she throws herself into a baking frenzy when holiday orders pour into The Cookie Jar. Then P.K., her husband’s assistant at KCOW-TV—who is driving Ross’s car and using his desk at work—is murdered. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Broken Dishes
DB93199 9 hours 3 minutes
by Earlene Fowler
read by Johanna Parker
Benni Harper is helping out a friend on a dude ranch by teaching quilting classes and lending a hand wherever needed. Things are finally coming together—that is, until a dead body and Harper’s nemesis Detective Ford “Hud” Hudson show up. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2004.

Claws for Concern: A Cat in the Stacks Mystery
DB92420 8 hours 9 minutes
by Miranda James
read by Erin Bennett
Jack is bugging Charlie to be in his latest true-crime book. Charlie prefers helping an elderly man navigate the library’s genealogical database—especially when he learns that his search is about a member of Charlie’s family. But Jack is certain that the researcher was involved in a shocking homicide. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Twelve Angry Librarians: A Cat in the Stacks Mystery
DB92428 7 hours 16 minutes
by Miranda James
read by Erin Bennett
After his library-school nemesis drops dead, Charlie—who had a heated argument with him the day before—becomes the main suspect. Charlie, with Diesel’s feline help, must check out every clue to find the real killer or the next book he reads will come from a prison library. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Land of Wolves
DB97044 8 hours 12 minutes
by Craig Johnson
read by George Guidall
Still recovering from the harrowing events in Depth of Winter (DB 92275), Sheriff Walt Longmire investigates what may or may not be the suicide by hanging of a shepherd in Absaroka County. Meanwhile, he becomes more and more empathetic towards an oversize wolf in the Big Horn Mountains. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

John Bekker, Books 2-5
DB95326 27 hours 14 minutes
by Al Lamanda
read by various narrators
Four mysteries, written in 2013-16, feature ex-cop-turned-PI John Bekker. Includes Sunrise, First Light, This Side of Midnight, and With Six You Get Wally, in which Bekker— hired to babysit a man who must break his gambling addiction to inherit the family company—faces down a killer. Strong language and some violence. 2016.

Heaven, My Home
DB96855 9 hours 19 minutes
by Attica Locke
read by J.D. Jackson
Following the events of Bluebird, Bluebird (DB 89420), Texas Ranger Darren Mathews is on the hunt for a missing nine-year-old boy in a small lakeside town, but it’s the boy’s family of white supremacists who are his real target. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Trace: A Joe Gunther Novel
DB92094 12 hours 45 minutes
by Archer Mayor
read by Joe Wilson
When Joe Gunther takes leave from his position with the Vermont Bureau of Investigation to care for his ill mother, his detectives deal with three complicated cases, including the reopening of one in which a cop and a suspect killed each other. Violence and strong language. 2017.

The Colors of All the Cattle
DB93250 9 hours 38 minutes
by Alexander McCall Smith
read by Lisette Lecat
Botswana. When Mma Ramotswe of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency learns about the proposed construction of the flashy Big Fun Hotel next to a graveyard, she reluctantly agrees to run for city council. Her opponent is Violet Sephotho, who is in the pocket of the hotel developers. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Blind Search: A Mercy and Elvis Mystery
DB97170 12 hours 12 minutes
by Paula Munier
read by Kathleen McInerney
Lost in the woods, nine-year-old Henry sees something terrible—but his autism keeps him silent. When a young woman is found shot through the heart with a fatal arrow, Mercy and canine Elvis team up with their crime-solving friends to find the killer—before the killer finds Henry. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

A Keeper
DB96403 7 hours 48 minutes
by Graham Norton
read by Graham Norton
Elizabeth Keane returns to Ireland after her mother’s death, focused only on saying goodbye to that dark and dismal part of her life. Her childhood home is packed solid with useless junk. But within this mess, she discovers a small stash of letters—and ultimately, the truth. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Man Who Came Uptown
DB93227 7 hours 4 minutes
by George Pelecanos
read by James Shippy
Michael Hudson spends the long days in prison devouring books given to him by the prison’s young librarian. After Michael is unexpectedly released, he must avoid the temptation of crime while balancing his new job, his love of reading, and the debt he owes to the man who helped get him out. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Kingdom of the Blind: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
DB92965 12 hours 22 minutes
by Louise Penny
read by Robert Bathurst
A stranger names Armand Gamache as an executor of her will. The terms are so odd that Gamache suspects the woman was delusional. When a body is found, the will suddenly seems more menacing than peculiar. Meanwhile, Gamache tries to stop missing opioids from hitting the streets. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

City of Windows
DB96454 11 hours 7 minutes
by Robert Pobi
read by Stephen Graybill
During an NYC blizzard, an FBI agent is killed by a nearly impossible sniper shot. The agent-in-charge turns to the one man who can help them: Lucas Page—a highly skilled agent who left the FBI after losing a leg, an arm, an eye, and the willingness to continue. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Leverage in Death
DB92630 12 hours 33 minutes
by J.D. Robb
read by Jeff Allin
Quantum Air VP Paul Rogan walks into a Monday-morning meeting, apologizes, and detonates a suicide vest. Eve Dallas and her colleagues discover that captors held Rogan and his wife and daughter hostage all weekend. The bombing was Rogan’s only option to save his family. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

Vendetta in Death
DB96482 12 hours 45 minutes
by J.D. Robb
read by Susan Ericksen
Wealthy businessman Nigel McEnroy’s company has already paid out settlements to a couple of his young victims—but his crimes go far beyond workplace harassment. In one shocking night of brutality, vigilante Lady Justice makes him pay a much steeper price. And he’s just her first target. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Pete Fernandez, Books 1-4
DB95454 37 hours 52 minutes
by Alex Segura
read by Barry Bernson
Four mysteries, written between 2013 and 2018, featuring Pete Fernandez, an alcoholic newspaperman-turned-PI in Miami. Includes Silent City, Down the Darkest Street, Dangerous Ends, and Blackout, in which new evidence in an old murder has Pete dealing with a dangerous cult. Violence and strong language. 2018.

Desert Redemption: A Lena Jones Mystery
DB96554 9 hours 50 minutes
by Betty Webb
read by Erin Jones
Cop-turned-PI Lena Jones grew up in foster homes after being shot in the head and left to die on a Phoenix street as a small child. Her latest investigation—involving two different communes in the nearby desert—leads to information about her past. Violence and strong language. 2019.

Occult and Horror

A Long December
DB95830 16 hours 20 minutes
by Richard Chizmar
read by James Konicek
A collection of thirty-five horror stories. Includes the previously unpublished novella A Long December, in which a police detective shows up at Robert Howard’s front door with the news that his next-door neighbor is a murderer. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

We Sold Our Souls
DB92436 9 hours 4 minutes
by Grady Hendrix
read by Carol Monda
Kris has been scraping by in lousy jobs since the heavy metal band she played with in the 1990s broke up. When she realizes the group’s former lead singer sold all his band members’ souls to the devil, she sets out on a journey to reclaim her soul. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Institute
DB96528 19 hours 1 minute
by Stephen King
read by Santino Fontana
In the middle of the night, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis’s parents and take him to the Institute. He wakes to find he is among other kids like him, with psychic gifts that the Institute wants to exploit. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

The Bone Houses
DB96895 9 hours 11 minutes
by Emily Lloyd-Jones
read by Moira Quirk
When risen corpses called “bone houses” threaten Ryn’s village because of a decades-old curse, she teams up with a mapmaker named Ellis to solve the mystery of the curse and destroy the undead forever. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

DB92507 16 hours 28 minutes
by Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker
read by various narrators
1868. Twenty-one-year-old Bram Stoker waits in a desolate tower to confront an evil monster. As a child, the sickly Bram was cared for by his nursemaid, Ellen Crone, but she disappeared after a string of nearby deaths. Prequel to Bram Stoker’s Dracula (DB 31689). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

H.P. Lovecraft: Tales
DB91586 41 hours 20 minutes
edited by Peter Straub
read by Doug Ramsdell
Collection of twenty-two stories representing the best of Howard Phillips Lovecraft’s fiction, much of it originally published in pulp magazines such as Weird Tales and Astounding Stories. Includes a popular work, “The Outsider” (1926), and the nightmarish science fiction tale “The Colour out of Space” (1927). Some strong language. 2005.

Political Themes

Night of Camp David
DB93235 10 hours 25 minutes
by Fletcher Knebel
read by Edoardo Ballerini
When a fresh young senator is called to Camp David by the president, little does he know that he will be asked to run for vice president. Only then does he understand the intricacies of politics and the true meaning of power. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1965.

Psychological Themes

A Pale View of Hills
DB96994 6 hours 2 minutes
by Kazuo Ishiguro
read by Roe Kendall
After her daughter Keiko’s death by suicide, Etsuko reflects on her life before she moved to England with her husband and on Japan’s rebuilding after the destruction of World War II. The past and the present converge in her mind. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1982.

Religious Themes

The Loyal One
DB96733 7 hours 26 minutes
by Shelley Shepard Gray
read by Tavia Gilbert
Katie Steury hires her old friend Harley Lambright to remodel her rundown old house into a charming bed and breakfast in the Amish community of Walnut Creek. Though they are longtime friends, they have a rocky relationship, thanks to her being partly responsible for his most recent breakup. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

When We Were Young
DB92883 11 hours 0 minutes
by Karen Kingsbury
read by various narrators
From the outside, it looked like Noah and Emily Carter had a fairy-tale life, but their marriage is in ruins. On the eve of his divorce, Noah wakes up to a world where everything has changed and years have passed, leaving him desperate for a second chance. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Listening to Love: An Amish Journey Novel
DB96849 7 hours 52 minutes
by Beth Wiseman
read by Lauren Berst
Lucas Shetler lives in a strict Old Order Amish community that avoids modern technology. Veterinary student Natalie Collins didn’t grow up Amish at all, but she still falls for Lucas. They encounter family opposition from all sides. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

To Win Her Heart
DB93334 11 hours 4 minutes
by Karen Witemeyer
read by Therese Plummer
Texas, 1887. Repentant ex-con Levi Grant wants a new start as a blacksmith. Eden Spencer runs a lending library and bonds with Levi over their shared love of literature. But just as romance blooms, she learns of Levi’s past. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

The Mayflower Bride
DB97180 7 hours 18 minutes
by Kimberley Woodhouse
read by Sarah Zimmerman
In 1620, Mary Elizabeth Chapman is a Separatist seeking a better life in the New World. William Lytton embarks on the Mayflower as a carpenter and is offered a job as a spy in Virginia. The two face hardships together in the colonies. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.


Heroes of St. Helena, Books 1-3
DB91482 27 hours 1 minute
by Marina Adair
read by various narrators
Three contemporary romances set in St. Helena, California, written in 2015-16. In Need You for Keeps, pet groomer Shay Michaels clashes with Deputy Jonah Baudouin. Also includes Need You for Always and Need You for Mine. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

Someone to Trust: A Westcott Novel
DB93332 11 hours 20 minutes
by Mary Balogh
read by Rosalyn Landor
Widow Elizabeth has decided it’s time she found another husband. She meets Colin at the Westcott Christmas house party, but Elizabeth believes he is too young for her. When they return to London, they are both committed to finding other suitable matches, despite their mutual attraction. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Darn Good Cowboy Christmas
DB95669 12 hours 8 minutes
by Carolyn Brown
read by Carol Jacobanis
After growing up in a traveling carnival, Liz Hanson jumps at the chance for a real home when she inherits a ranch. Handsome cowboy Raylen O’Donnell could get any woman he wants, but he can’t get Liz out of his mind. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

The Magnolia Inn
DB95818 8 hours 51 minutes
by Carolyn Brown
read by Cecelia Riddett
When Jolene takes over her aunt and uncle’s bed and breakfast in East Texas, she is excited to get started renovating. Unfortunately, she must work with Tucker, a moody and stubborn carpenter still mourning his dead wife. Some strong language. 2019.

One Hot Cowboy Wedding
DB96932 11 hours 19 minutes
by Carolyn Brown
read by Ann Marie Lee
The will says Ace will keep the ranch if he has a wife and stays married for a year. Jasmine is just helping her friend out until Ace’s kisses leave her longing for a true cowboy husband. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

The Perfect Dress
DB96308 9 hours 22 minutes
by Carolyn Brown
read by Faith Potts
Mitzi has never fit into her small Texas hometown, but found her purpose running a bridal boutique catering to plus-sized brides with her best friends. When her high school crush Graham walks into her shop looking for bridesmaid dresses for his daughters, sparks fly. Some strong language. 2019.

No Judgments
DB96859 8 hours 46 minutes
by Meg Cabot
read by Piper Goodeve
A massive hurricane cuts off Little Bridge Island, Florida, from the mainland, severing all power and cell service. Bree Beckham is worried about how many islanders are separated from their pets and sets out to rescue them—with the help of her boss’s sexy nephew, Drew. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Cold Heart, Warm Cowboy
DB96693 10 hours 17 minutes
by Caitlin Crews
read by Emily Ellet
Ty Everett has been riding bulls in rodeos since he was eighteen, but his last fall causes partial amnesia. He returns to Cold River Ranch to decide what to do next and meets Hannah Monroe—who tells him that they were married and she wants a divorce. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2019.

Met Her Match
DB96734 10 hours 11 minutes
by Jude Deveraux
read by Susan Bennett
Terri Rayburn is a girl with a reputation she doesn’t deserve. She ignores the gossip and keeps to herself as she runs the summer resort on Lake Kissel. When she returns home from a short trip, she finds handsome Nate Taggert living in her house. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Bone Secrets, Books 3-5
DB95081 31 hours 33 minutes
by Kendra Elliot
read by Alec Volz
Three novels of romantic suspense written between 2013 and 2016. In Buried, the remains of children whose school bus disappeared are finally found—all except for those of reporter Michael Brody’s brother. Also includes Alone and Known. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

A Perfect Storm
DB93051 14 hours 29 minutes
by Lori Foster
read by Jim Frangione
Bounty hunter Spencer Lark finally has the bait he needs to expose a dangerous smuggling ring—the beautiful Arizona Storm. Haunted by her past, Arizona welcomes the opportunity to settle the score. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

The Summer House
DB96562 9 hours 29 minutes
by Jenny Hale
read by Deborah Desmone
Callie Weaver and her best friend have put their life savings into the house they bought on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, intending to fix it up and open a bed-and-breakfast. Callie catches the attention of local playboy Luke Sullivan, but a diary she finds contains secrets about Luke’s family. 2017.

A Reluctant Bride
DB96635 10 hours 28 minutes
by Jody Hedlund
read by Esther Wane
In 1862, Mercy escapes a bleak future in London and joins a bride ship, agreeing to marry when she arrives in Vancouver. Wealthy and titled, Joseph becomes the ship’s surgeon to avoid the pain of losing his family. When Mercy becomes his assistant, they fight their growing affection. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Taming of Jessi Rose
DB97318 11 hours 1 minute
by Beverly Jenkins
read by Thomas Penny
In trying to save her family ranch from falling into the wrong hands, Jessi Rose Clayton finds a unique solution: hiring outlaw railroad robber Griffin Blake as her protector. Now, with this strong man on her side, Jessi just might be tempted to mix business with pleasure. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1999.

Rock Star Romance, Books 1-4
DB91760 44 hours 33 minutes
by Erika Kelly
read by various narrators
Four contemporary romances written between 2015 and 2017 about the members of a rock band on the rise. Includes You Really Got Me, I Want You to Want Me, Take Me Home Tonight, and More than a Feeling. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Twice in a Blue Moon
DB97257 8 hours 31 minutes
by Christina Lauren
read by Erin Mallon
During a whirlwind two-week vacation abroad, Sam and Tate fall for each other and Tate reveals a secret about her parentage she’s never told anyone—a secret she believes Sam betrays. Years later, Sam reappears in her life, but Tate isn’t sure she can forgive and forget. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Alaskan Holiday
DB92504 4 hours 52 minutes
by Debbie Macomber
read by various narrators
Before starting work at a hot Seattle restaurant, chef Josie Avery takes a summer job at a lodge in Alaska. She bonds with the locals, including swordsmith Palmer Saxon. Their relationship has an end date, as Josie can’t imagine leaving her life in Seattle—even for love. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Meant to Be Yours
DB97248 8 hours 11 minutes
by Susan Mallery
read by Tanya Eby
Renee Grothen has no plans to marry but loves planning other people’s weddings. She never could have planned on gorgeous thriller writer Jasper Dembenski proposing a fling. After years in the military, Jasper is convinced he’s too damaged for relationships until his fling becomes his muse. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Not Quite over You
DB93050 8 hours 15 minutes
by Susan Mallery
read by Tanya Eby
Ever since banker Drew Lovato broke high school sweetheart Silver Tesdal’s heart, she’s kept him at a distance. Now she has been turned down for a loan, and Drew sees a chance to win back her trust when he offers to finance her business. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Everything Girl
DB96804 10 hours 25 minutes
by Emily Mayer
read by MacKenzie Beyer
When her boss, Ben, needs to lie low due to a scandal, executive assistant Evelyn Mercer agrees to accompany him to his family ranch in Montana. There she meets Ben’s brother, Jack, a former rodeo star who seems determined to hate Evelyn. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2019.

Lone Rider
DB97308 9 hours 34 minutes
by Lindsay McKenna
read by Johanna Parker
After returning from a tour as a combat photographer in Afghanistan, Tara Dalton is fighting PTSD. She decides to visit the Bar C Ranch, a place where vets can rebuild their lives. There she meets Harper Sutton, a former medic, who fought his own way out of trauma. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Wrangler’s Challenge
DB97129 8 hours 56 minutes
by Lindsay McKenna
read by Johanna Parker
Since Noah Mabry’s marriage was torn apart by the PTSD he brought back with him from Afghanistan, he’s been alone. At the Bar C Ranch, where he works with fellow military vets, he finds himself attracted to Dair Wilson, a woman whose war wounds are not just physical. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Wyoming Heart
DB97244 10 hours 1 minute
by Diana Palmer
read by Todd McLaren
Cort Grier is no ordinary rancher. Despite his vast wealth, he still works the land with his own bare hands, unlike his troublesome new neighbor, Mina Michaels. Fiery, beautiful Mina infuriates and entrances Cort, but he knows falling for a city girl can lead only to heartbreak. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Jamison Valley, Books 1-3
DB95979 34 hours 14 minutes
by Devney Perry
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Three contemporary romances set in Montana. In The Coppersmith Farmhouse, Gigi and her daughter move to the farmhouse she inherited in the Jamison Valley, where she clashes with the local sheriff. Also includes The Clover Chapel and The Lucky Heart. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Winston Brothers, Books 4-5
DB92049 28 hours 41 minutes
by Penny Reid
read by Pilar Witherspoon
Two contemporary romances written in 2017 and 2018. In Beard in Mind, Tennessee mechanic Beau Winston can charm anyone except his new employee, Shelly Sullivan. In Dr. Strange Beard, Roscoe Winston reconnects with Simone Payton, the girl he always loved. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

Rock Bottom Girl
DB95821 17 hours 10 minutes
by Lucy Score
read by Carol Jacobanis
Desperate for a new start when she returns to her hometown, thirty-eight-year-old Marley accepts a temporary job teaching and coaching the losing high school soccer team. Fellow teacher Jake agrees to help her if she coaches him in relationships. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2019.

Holiday Wishes: A Heartbreaker Bay Christmas Novella
DB97250 2 hours 30 minutes
by Jill Shalvis
read by Karen White
When Sean O’Riley shows up for his older brother’s bachelor party, he’s just hoping to make it through the weekend. What he’s not expecting is to come face to face with the woman he lost his virginity to a decade ago—a woman he’s never really forgotten. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Wrapped Up in You
DB96744 7 hours 14 minutes
by Jill Shalvis
read by Erin Mallon
Ivy Snow, owner of a San Francisco-based taco truck, hides her past and guards against anything that would upset her reinvented life. That includes Kel O’Donnell, an Idaho sheriff in town on vacation, who has trust issues of his own. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Mistletoe Miracles
DB96735 9 hours 53 minutes
by Jodi Thomas
read by Julia Gibson
Three couples find romance in Texas at Christmas. Griffin needs a wealthy bride to save his family ranch. A car accident reminds Jaxson how much one person can need another. Jamie finds a mystery man asleep on her couch, but why do people think he’s her husband? Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

A Place Called Harmony
DB96439 10 hours 28 minutes
by Jodi Thomas
read by Julia Gibson
In a prequel to the Harmony series, three men settle in northern Texas, finding romance along the way. Amid storms, outlaws, and unwelcome relatives, the three couples band together to build the town of Harmony. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Solace Island
DB93038 8 hours 32 minutes
by Meg Tilly
read by various narrators
Dumped on the eve of her wedding, Maggie Harris retreats to her sister Eve’s place on Solace Island. Eve wants Maggie to relocate permanently and tries to set her up with handsome Luke Benson, a man with a past who rescues Maggie from a near hit-and-run. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Science Fiction

The Darkest Star
DB93121 12 hours 14 minutes
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
read by Saskia Maarleveld
When seventeen-year-old Evie is caught up in a raid at a notorious club where humans and aliens can mingle freely, she meets Luc. She assumes he is a Luxen since he is unnaturally beautiful—but he is in fact something much more powerful. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

The Testaments
DB96649 13 hours 20 minutes
by Margaret Atwood
read by various narrators
Fifteen years after the van door slammed on Offred’s future, three women provide testaments on life in Gilead. Sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale (DB 24695). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

Rule of Capture
DB96494 9 hours 17 minutes
by Christopher Brown
read by MacLeod Andrews
In a near-future America on the brink of civil war and sliding toward dictatorship, lawyer Donny Kimoe defends enemies of the state. His new client witnessed a murder and is now being accused of terrorism. Soon Donny is fighting for both his client’s life and his own. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Hollow Kingdom
DB96119 10 hours 13 minutes
by Kira Jane Buxton
read by Robert Petkoff
Domesticated crow S.T. must abandon his comfortable life when his owner dies. He soon discovers the neighbors devouring each other and the local wildlife discussing dangerous new predators roaming Seattle. Foul-mouthed and TV-educated S.T. is determined to save humanity from extinction. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Someone Like Me
DB93085 17 hours 13 minutes
by M.R. Carey
read by Robin Miles
Gentle Liz Kendall is devoted only to her kids. Then a dark and malicious side of Liz begins to take control—a version of her that will do whatever it takes to get what she wants. To save herself and her family, Liz must stop this alter ego. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Star Carrier, Books 4-6
DB96320 35 hours 35 minutes
by Ian Douglas
read by Eva Wilhelm
Books four through six in the series, published between 2013 and 2015. In Deep Space, a Confederation research vessel has been ambushed and truces threaten to unravel after twenty years of peace. Also includes Dark Matter and Deep Time. Sequel to Star Carrier, Books 1-3 (DB 95269). 2015.

Star Carrier, Books 7-8
DB96573 24 hours 25 minutes
by Ian Douglas
read by Eva Wilhelm
Books seven and eight in the series, written in 2017-18. In Dark Mind, the civil war between the USA and the Pan-European Confederation ends, but humankind must marshal its forces against an alien entity. Also includes Bright Light. Sequel to Star Carrier, Books 4-6 (DB 96320). Strong language and some violence. 2018.

The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fifth Annual Collection
DB91736 41 hours 12 minutes
edited by Gardner Dozois
read by Emily Ellet
Award-winning author and editor Gardner Dozois gathers nearly forty short pieces of science fiction, published during 2017, in this year-end retrospective. Authors include, among others, Nancy Kress, Alastair Reynolds, James S.A. Corey, Lavie Tidhar, Michael Swanwick, Greg Egan, and Kelly Jennings. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Road to Nowhere, Books 1-3
DB95778 32 hours 38 minutes
by Meg Elison
read by various narrators
The first three books in the series about a post-plague society, published between 2014 and 2019. In The Book of the Unnamed Midwife, a woman navigates the aftermath of a deadly fever that kills women and children and makes childbirth deadly. Also includes The Book of Etta and The Book of Flora. Strong language and some violence. 2019.

Dangerous Visions
DB96180 33 hours 1 minute
edited by Harlan Ellison
read by Richard Davidson
A collection of science fiction short stories that is credited with defining the New Wave movement. Includes stories by Poul Anderson, J.G. Ballard, Philip K. Dick, Harlan Ellison, R.A. Lafferty, Larry Niven, Frederik Pohl, Robert Silverberg, and more. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 1967.

Kingdom of Needle and Bone
DB96445 3 hours 5 minutes
by Mira Grant
read by Cris Dukehart
A pandemic known as Morris’s disease spreads around the world with deadly results. For Dr. Isabelle Gauley, the route forward is neither clear nor strictly ethical, but it may be the only way to atone for her part in everything that’s happened. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Stark’s War, Books 1-3
DB96600 25 hours 41 minutes
by John G. Hemry
read by Michael Scherer
The first three books of the series, written between 2000 and 2002. In Stark’s War, Sergeant Ethan Stark must train his squadron to fight in an airless atmosphere in a brutal battle for Earth’s satellite. Also includes Stark’s Command and Stark’s Crusade. Violence and strong language. 2002.

The Wolves of Winter
DB91865 8 hours 56 minutes
by Tyrell Johnson
read by Jayme Mattler
Lynn’s existence in the Canadian Yukon has long been tenuous after the collapse of society and relentless spread of disease. However, a new arrival to Lynn’s tiny community sets in motion a chain of events that completely disrupts her life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Alex Fletcher, Books 3-5
DB95331 32 hours 59 minutes
by Steven Konkoly
read by Joe Wilson
Books three through five of the post-apocalyptic saga, published in 2014-15. In Event Horizon, Alex Fletcher is pursued by a militia group while undertaking a personal rescue mission. Also includes Point of Crisis and Dispatches. Strong language and some violence. 2015.

A Voice in the Night
DB92392 13 hours 49 minutes
by Jack McDevitt
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Two dozen science fiction short stories from the author. In “Cathedral,” an astronaut sacrifices herself to stop a nonthreatening asteroid. In “The Play’s the Thing,” a scientist hides the fact that he invented a working AI. And in “Listen Up, Nitwits,” a voice speaks from Jupiter—in Greek. Some violence and some strong language. 2018.

The Buntline Special: A Weird West Tale
DB92468 9 hours 40 minutes
by Mike Resnick
read by Doug Ramsdell
In an alternate American frontier that contains magic, Wyatt Earp and his brothers are hired to protect a government agent named Thomas Alva Edison seeking a scientific counter to magic. Before long, however, battle lines are drawn, and the undead have come to fight. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2010.

The Trial and Execution of the Traitor George Washington
DB92322 10 hours 11 minutes
by Charles Rosenberg
read by Alex Wyndham
A British special agent kidnaps George Washington in 1780 and takes him to London to await trial. Washington chooses Abraham Hobhouse, an American, to represent him. Hobhouse hopes a settlement of the revolution will secure Washington’s release, but he soon realizes he is all that prevents Washington from hanging. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

The Consuming Fire: The Interdependency, Book 2
DB92893 8 hours 22 minutes
by John Scalzi
read by Wil Wheaton
Emperox Grayland II, leader of the Interdependency, works to save billions from disaster as the Flow collapses, while also facing many who see the collapse as a myth or merely a chance to seize power. Meanwhile, others prepare for civil war. Sequel to The Collapsing Empire (DB 88949). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Extinction Age: The Extinction Cycle, Book 3
DB93068 8 hours 22 minutes
by Nicholas Sansbury Smith
read by Bronson Pinchot
Humans are losing the war. While Lovato works on a bioweapon to destroy the Variants, the survivors of the First Platoon make a grisly discovery. Then a ship crashes to shore carrying an additional threat. Sequel to The Extinction Cycle, Books 1-2 (DB 88939). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Star Wars: X-Wing, Books 4-6
DB95095 39 hours 43 minutes
by Michael A. Stackpole and Aaron
read by Doug Ramsdell
Books four through six in the series, written in 1997-98. In The Bacta War, a tyrant intends to use medicinal bacta to destabilize the New Republic, and Rogue Squadron must stop her. Also includes Wraith Squadron and Iron Fist. Sequel to Star Wars: X-Wing, Books 1-3 (DB 94395). Some violence and some strong language. 1998.

Fall, or Dodge in Hell
DB95990 31 hours 3 minutes
by Neal Stephenson
read by Stephen Van Doren
Multibillionaire Richard “Dodge” Forthrast is pronounced brain dead after a botched medical procedure. His body is given to a cryonics company and his brain is scanned. Years later, Dodge’s brain is turned back on and he begins a new existence in the digital Bitworld. Some strong language. 2019.

Short Stories

Grand Union: Stories
DB96909 6 hours 7 minutes
by Zadie Smith
read by various narrators
A collection of short stories that includes a mix of new and previously published works. The stories selected discuss first love, cultural despair, race, class, gender roles, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Toil and Trouble: Fifteen Tales of Women and Witchcraft
DB92465 11 hours 18 minutes
edited by Jessica Spotswood and Tess Sharpe
read by Abigail Maupin
Compilation of fifteen feminist tales of women embracing their magical powers and witchcraft. In Tehlor Kay Mejia’s “Starsong,” sixteen-year-old Esperanza, a bruja, surprises herself when she connects on social media with a skeptic, a NASA-loving girl. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Collected Stories, 1911-1937
DB91994 33 hours 18 minutes
by Edith Wharton
read by Eva Wilhelm
This second volume of Wharton’s collected short fiction contains twenty-nine stories from the latter part of her career, including “All Souls,” which was written shortly before her 1937 death. During the collection’s time frame, Wharton was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her novel The Age of Innocence (DB 65343). 2001.

Spies and Espionage

Red War: A Mitch Rapp Novel
DB93054 9 hours 36 minutes
by Vince Flynn
read by George Guidall
Upon learning he has terminal brain cancer, Russian president Maxim Krupin scrambles to cling to power, behaving erratically and violently. The CIA decides the only way to avoid war is to send Mitch Rapp to stop him. Sequel to Enemy of the State (DB 89921). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

The Fox
DB92984 8 hours 14 minutes
by Frederick Forsyth
read by David Rintoul
The Pentagon, the NSA, and the CIA are hacked simultaneously by a British teenager named Luke Jennings, also known as the Fox. Former British intelligence officer Adrian Weston is determined to use the boy and his talents to America and Britain’s advantage. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

The Gray Man, Books 1-4
DB91397 47 hours 24 minutes
by Mark Greaney
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
The first four books, written between 2009 and 2013, in the series featuring Court Gentry, a CIA operative turned international hired assassin known as the Gray Man. Includes The Gray Man, On Target, Ballistic, and Dead Eye, in which Gentry faces a killer with similar training. Violence and strong language. 2013.

DB95889 9 hours 11 minutes
by Jerzy Kosinski
read by Bill Delaney
A former agent of “the Service” known only as Tarden moves as a fugitive in search of adventure. A man of disguises, Tarden enters the lives of others, acting alternatively as avenger and savior, judge and trickster. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1975.

Agent Running in the Field
DB97240 9 hours 35 minutes
by John le Carré
read by John Le Carré
Nat, former agent runner for Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, undertakes one final job, thanks to a growing threat from Moscow Centre: he must take over a defunct substation of London General with a ragtag band of spies. Meanwhile, an acquaintance leads the team down a path of political anger. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

The Book of Spies: Judd Ryder & Eva Blake, Book 1
DB92777 14 hours 45 minutes
by Gayle Lynds
read by Kate Reading
When the CIA discovers that a secret cabal with terrorist ties owns Ivan the Terrible’s long-lost Library of Gold, they turn to rare-books curator Eva Blake for help. With assistance from former intelligence agent Judd Ryder, she must find the mythic library. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2007.

Black Sun
DB96526 12 hours 56 minutes
by Owen Matthews
read by Mark Bramhall
In 1960s Russia, KGB officer Major Alexander Vasin must leave Moscow to investigate the murder of a young nuclear physicist. He travels to top-secret research city Arzamas-16. The residents’ work is given such priority that, unlike the rest of the Soviet Union, they may think, act, and love as they wish. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.


House Witness
DB93204 9 hours 20 minutes
by Mike Lawson
read by Joe Barrett
House Minority Leader John Mahoney has kept his son a secret for years, but now that son has been shot dead in a bar in Manhattan. Mahoney immediately dispatches his long-time fixer Joe DeMarco to help prosecutor Justine Porter. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Three Beths
DB92895 11 hours 18 minutes
by Jeff Abbott
read by Ellen Archer
My mom would never leave me: this has been Mariah Dunning’s motto. Her compass. Her belief. Then she glimpses her mother—who’s been missing for the past year—on the other side of a crowded food court. Meanwhile, Mariah learns that two other women—also named Beth—have disappeared. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Elevator Pitch
DB96405 12 hours 55 minutes
by Linwood Barclay
read by Johnathan McClain
Four people board an elevator in a Manhattan office tower, each pressing a button for their floor, but the elevator proceeds, non-stop, to the top—then plummets to the bottom of the shaft. When it happens again the following two days in other skyscrapers, chaos erupts. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

What Rose Forgot
DB96483 8 hours 26 minutes
by Nevada Barr
read by Kate Burton
Rose Dennis wakes up only to discover that she’s been committed to an Alzheimer’s unit in a nursing home. Sure that something is very wrong, she escapes. When a would-be killer shows up in her house, Rose knows that someone is determined to get rid of her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

DB96376 14 hours 1 minute
by Sandra Brown
read by Victor Slezak
FBI agent Drex Easton is determined to capture con man Weston Graham. Over the years Weston has assumed many names and countless disguises to lure eight wealthy women out of their fortunes before they disappeared without a trace. Drex believes he finally has the suspect in sight. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

The Substitution Order
DB96619 13 hours 25 minutes
by Martin Clark
read by David Aaron Baker
High-flying Virginia attorney Kevin Moore hits rock bottom after an inexplicably tumultuous summer leaves him disbarred, separated from his wife, and working at SUBstitution, the world’s saddest sandwich shop. Then a bizarre, mysterious stranger wanders into SUBstitution with a threatening “invitation” to join a multimillion-dollar scam. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Woman in the Woods
DB91862 14 hours 37 minutes
by John Connolly
read by Jeff Harding
When the body of a woman—who apparently died in childbirth—is discovered in the Maine woods, PI Parker is hired to shadow the police investigation and track down both the victim’s identity and her missing child. But someone sinister is also searching. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

DB96130 12 hours 56 minutes
by Catherine Coulter
read by Madelyn Buzzard
In downtown Washington, Agent Sherlock’s Volvo is suddenly T-boned. As her car spins out of control, a man’s body slams against her windshield and then . . . blackness. Meanwhile, in Gaffer’s Ridge, Virginia, Special Agent Hammersmith rescues a kidnapped woman, who claims her captor—the sheriff’s nephew—has probably murdered three missing teenage girls. Some violence. 2019.

A Dangerous Man
DB96546 8 hours 15 minutes
by Robert Crais
read by Ray Foushee
Joe Pike has just left the bank when he sees his teller forced into a vehicle. He rescues her, but she is soon abducted again. As Pike and Elvis Cole race to find her, they must figure out who wants the young woman—and why. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2019.

The Birthday Girl
DB96453 7 hours 6 minutes
by Melissa de la Cruz
read by Brittany Pressley
Before she became a glamorous fashion designer, Ellie was a trailer-park teen turning sixteen. But her birthday celebration descended into a night she’ll never be able to forget. Hiding those skeletons has a cost, and the bill comes due the night of her fortieth birthday party. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Careful What You Wish For
DB96610 7 hours 48 minutes
by Hallie Ephron
read by Amy McFadden
Although Emily is a professional organizer, she’s married to a hoarder. Emily’s initial meeting with a young client takes a detour when—after too much wine—the women fantasize about life without their collecting spouses. The next day Emily finds herself in a mess that threatens her marriage and her freedom. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Jericho Point: An Evan Delaney Novel
DB92391 11 hours 35 minutes
by Meg Gardiner
read by Elizabeth Rose
After a frustrating evening of trying to help her boyfriend Jesse’s wasted brother—who thinks he may have witnessed a woman falling into the ocean—Evan Delaney is accused of stealing and cashing checks. Then the dead woman is finally found—with Evan’s identification. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2004.

The Stalking
DB96738 9 hours 3 minutes
by Heather Graham
read by Roger Wayne
With the execution of the Artiste, the serial killer who murdered her cousin, Cheyenne Donegal thought her past was finally put to rest. Now she’s an FBI agent, back in Louisiana because someone is murdering young women in the same manner as the Artiste. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Guardians
DB96912 11 hours 53 minutes
by John Grisham
read by Michael Beck
Twenty-two years ago, young lawyer Keith Russo was killed. The police arrested Quincy Miller, a young black former client of Russo’s, despite the lack of evidence or motive. Now decades into a life sentence, a desperate Miller contacts a nonprofit run by a lawyer who is also an Episcopal minister. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Before She Was Found
DB96617 10 hours 21 minutes
by Heather Gudenkauf
read by Brittany Pressley
During a sleepover, sixth grader Cora Landry and her friends sneak out to the abandoned rail yard on the outskirts of town. Later that night, Cora is discovered on the tracks, bloody and clinging to life, but her friends are nowhere to be found. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Stolen Things
DB96486 10 hours 40 minutes
by R.H. Herron
read by Xe Sands
Laurie Ahmadi, a 911 dispatcher, receives the worst call of her long career: her teenage daughter is on the line, drugged, disoriented, and in pain. Even though the whole police department springs into action, there is nothing Laurie can do to help. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Cry Wolf
DB95810 17 hours 35 minutes
by Tami Hoag
read by Kristin Allison
After a big case torpedoes her job and her marriage, attorney Laurel Chandler returns to Bayou Breaux to be with family and give up on seeking justice. But she soon pairs up with author Jack Boudreaux to identify a dangerous predator. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1993.

Wrecked: An IQ Novel
DB92891 10 hours 54 minutes
by Joe Ide
read by Sullivan Jones
In this sequel to Righteous (DB 89557), Isaiah Quintabe—IQ for short—has never been more successful, or felt more alone. A young painter approaches IQ for help tracking down her missing mother, and IQ falls victim to a threat even a genius can’t see coming. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Then She Was Gone
DB93135 10 hours 14 minutes
by Lisa Jewell
read by Helen Duff
Ten years after her teenage daughter Ellie disappears, Laurel Mack—now divorced—is trying to put her life back together. But when she becomes involved with a charming single father, his young child reminds her so much of Ellie it causes her to look into the disappearance again. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Line That Held Us
DB97042 7 hours 10 minutes
by David Joy
read by MacLeod Andrews
While Darl is hunting a monster buck, he accidentally shoots a member of the Brewer family, who are notorious for vengeance and violence. Darl’s friend Calvin comes to help, but the victim’s brother stumbles upon a blood trail leading straight back to Darl and Calvin. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Night Window: A Jane Hawk Novel
DB95213 18 hours 5 minutes
by Dean Koontz
read by Carol Jacobanis
In the series finale, fugitive Jane Hawk gets much-needed help from an unexpected source in her fight to stop the Arcadians’ domination by mind control. Meanwhile, the next target on the Hamlet list tries to outrun the powerful Arcadian trying to kill him. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2019.

29 Seconds
DB96460 8 hours 56 minutes
by T.M. Logan
read by Katherine Littrell
Sarah is a young professor dealing with inappropriate behavior from a powerful colleague. Now a man whose child she saved from an abduction attempt offers to make one person in her life disappear. All Sarah needs to do is make the 29-second phone call. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Swallows
DB96606 11 hours 2 minutes
by Lisa Lutz
read by various narrators
When Alexandra Witt joins the faculty at Stonebridge Academy, she’s hoping to put a painful past behind her. Then one of her creative-writing assignments generates some disturbing responses from students. Alex is soon immersed in an investigation of popular students—and their connection to something called the Darkroom. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Hot Shot
DB97120 8 hours 32 minutes
by Fern Michaels
read by Laural Merlington
When lawyer Lizzie Fox’s husband, Cosmo, is shot by an unknown assailant, the men of BOLO Consultants head to Las Vegas to help. As head of the Nevada Gaming Commission, Cosmo has enemies, but the attack appears to be related to the Happy Village retirement community. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

No Safe Secret
DB96570 8 hours 26 minutes
by Fern Michaels
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
Maddy was raped on the night of her high school prom, fleeing afterward to find a new life and a new name. But her new life includes an abusive husband, and soon she is on the run again. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

DB96179 15 hours 32 minutes
by Daniel Palmer
read by Joe Wilson
Selling his start-up electronics company brought Charlie wealth and prestige, and the automotive device he is developing promises even more. But suddenly his well-ordered life is under attack—either by himself or by some diabolical person who is framing him. And now people are dying. Violence and strong language. 2011.

DB96214 14 hours 37 minutes
by Daniel Palmer
read by Jeff Allin
Tom’s attempts to stay close to his daughter Jill since his divorce have been thwarted by his ex-wife Kelly’s lies about him. Now Kelly has been murdered, the police suspect Tom, and someone is framing Tom for sexting with Jill’s classmates. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2012.

DB92887 6 hours 7 minutes
by James Patterson and James O. Born
read by Danny Mastrogiorgio
An NYPD officer is taken down, and—despite the attackers’ efforts—it’s not Michael Bennett. But one of Bennett’s children sustains a mysterious injury and a series of murders follows, each with a distinct signature. Bennett taps his best investigators, who fan out across the five boroughs. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Bloody Genius
DB96763 10 hours 23 minutes
by John Sandford
read by Eric Conger
At the local state university, two feuding departments face off on the battleground of science and medicine. When a confrontational scholar winds up dead, it will be up to Virgil Flowers to sort the murderer from the mere maniacs within this group of wildly impassioned, diametrically opposed zealots. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Silent Ones
DB96665 8 hours 41 minutes
by K.L. Slater
read by MacKenzie Beyer
After ten-year-old cousins Maddy and Brianna are accused by the police of assaulting an elderly woman with dementia, they refuse to say a word. For their horrified mothers, this brings back memories of their own childhood, when one of them was held responsible for their brother’s death. Some strong language. 2019.

The Eye of the Tiger
DB96655 12 hours 29 minutes
by Wilbur Smith
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Reformed thief Harry is now skipper of a charter boat in the Indian Ocean. When his latest clients go after a treasure under the sea, Harry is soon dealing with bloodthirsty villains, scuba diving, coral poisoning, fights with sharks, and hand-to-hand encounters with human monsters. Some strong language. 1974.

Hidden Cove
DB96913 9 hours 25 minutes
by Meg Tilly
read by various narrators
When her friend Alexus dies of an apparent drug overdose, Solace Island gallery owner Zelia Thompson is suspicious. Zelia starts looking into Alexus’s death with the help of reclusive crime novelist Gabe Conaghan, only to find her own life is in danger. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Stranger Inside
DB97037 12 hours 59 minutes
by Lisa Unger
read by various narrators
Twelve-year-old Rain Winter narrowly escaped an abduction, but her two best friends did not. Years later, their abductor was killed in cold blood. Now Rain—on hiatus from her investigative journalism career to care for her infant—is drawn to a similar case. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Desperate Measures
DB92419 7 hours 45 minutes
by Stuart Woods
read by Tony Roberts
Stone Barrington meets a stunning woman who is an ideal candidate to handle some of his professional—and personal—needs. But Stone is soon protecting his new hire when New York City is rocked by a series of disturbing crimes, and it looks as if she might be the next target. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

DB97005 8 hours 9 minutes
by Stuart Woods
read by Tony Roberts
Stone Barrington is enjoying some downtime at his English retreat when he’s unceremoniously sent off to the remote reaches of the UK and into a deadly snare. This is only the first volley by a rival power—one that has its eyes set on disrupting the peace of the nation. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

War Stories

The Skin
DB95660 13 hours 53 minutes
by Curzio Malaparte
read by David Hartley-Margolin
In the days of World War II American occupation, Curzio leads Colonel Jack Hamilton through Naples. They witness the horrors people will do to themselves and loved ones to survive. Translated from the original 1949 Italian edition. Violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Onslaught: The War with China—the Opening Battle
DB95440 16 hours 57 minutes
by David Poyer
read by Joe Wilson
Captain Dan Lenson and the crew of the USS Savo Island must investigate a sexual assailant in their midst while they continue the military campaign begun in Tipping Point (DB 83864). Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.


Colt Family, Books 1-4
DB95276 34 hours 42 minutes
by Don Bendell
read by various narrators
The first four books in this series about Chief of Scouts Chris Colt, published between 1994 and 1996. In Coyote Run, a mining company will do anything to take over the Colts’ ranch. Also includes Warrior, Justis Colt, and Eagle. Some violence and some strong language. 1996.

Blood Bond, Books 8-10
DB96171 20 hours 1 minute
by William W. Johnstone and J.A.
read by various narrators
Books eight through ten of the series, published between 1994 and 2007. In Death in Snake Creek, Matt and Sam fight to save a Texas town from a mean-tempered outlaw. Also includes Slaughter Trail and The Hanging Road. Sequel to Blood Bond, Books 5-7 (DB 94577). Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2007.

Frontier America: Preacher & MacCallister, Book 1
DB96745 9 hours 49 minutes
by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone
read by J. Rodney Turner
The mountain man known as Preacher and the Scottish clan rancher Jamie MacCallister join forces during a conflict between newly arrived settlers and the Crow Nation. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Range Detectives, Books 1-2
DB95984 15 hours 34 minutes
by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone
read by Jack Fox
The first two books in the series, both published in 2016. In The Range Detectives, Stovepipe Stewart and Wilbur Coleman may look like drifters, but their razor-sharp detective skills are the last hope for a young cowboy charged with murder. Also includes Hang Them Slowly. Violence and strong language. 2016.

The Clincher: A Horseshoer Mystery
DB95813 7 hours 48 minutes
by Lisa Preston
read by Lindsey Pierce
Rainy Dale is a farrier—also known as a horseshoer—haunted by a secret. She has an uphill battle to prove herself as the new kid in town. When one of her clients turns up dead, she is suspected of the crime and must clear her name. Strong language and some violence. 2018.

Brandiron, Books 1-6
DB91396 36 hours 25 minutes
by Dusty Richards
read by Joe Wilson
Six westerns, written between 2015 and 2017. Includes A Bride for Gil, The Mustanger and the Lady, The Texas Badge, The Cherokee Strip, Gold in the Sun, and The Pride of Texas, in which twin boys—orphaned by a murder-suicide—are raised by a widowed female cousin in the Wild West. Violence and strong language. 2017.

Adult Nonfiction

Animals and Wildlife

Our Dogs, Ourselves: The Story of a Singular Bond
DB96646 8 hours 3 minutes
by Alexandra Horowitz
read by Alexandra Horowitz
A specialist in canine cognition and author of Inside of a Dog (DB 70356) examines the relationship between humans and dogs. She explores the contradictions, including how we celebrate individuality but breed for sameness and how we have deep emotional relationships with dogs but treat them as property. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Running with Sherman: The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero
DB97259 12 hours 15 minutes
by Christopher McDougall
read by Christopher McDougall
The author rescued Sherman, a donkey who had been abused by his former owner. As a way of rehabilitating the animal, he trained Sherman for the World Championship of burro racing, with the help of friends, neighbors, and family. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.


Alive Still: Nell Blaine, American Painter
DB96581 12 hours 18 minutes
by Cathy Curtis
read by Colleen Delany
Biography of painter Nell Blaine (1922-1996), who was paralyzed due to polio at the age of thirty-seven. Discusses the impact of her visual impairments on her perception of the world, her work in the United States and Europe, and the art she created after contracting polio. 2019.

Writings on Landscape, Culture, and Society
DB91589 32 hours 45 minutes
by Frederick Law Olmsted
read by Ken Kliban
Writings by the landscape architect (1822-1903) known for designing New York’s Central Park, Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, the US Capitol grounds, the Biltmore Estate, and Boston’s Emerald Necklace. Includes letters, newspaper articles, essays, editorials, and autobiographical reminiscences by the man who was also—among other things—a gentleman farmer, abolitionist, and conservationist. 2015.


Homes: A Refugee Story
DB96060 4 hours 49 minutes
by Abu Bakr Al Rabeeah and Winnie Yeung
read by Brian Hemmingsen
An account of Abu Bakr’s experience before and after leaving war-torn Syria for the safety of Canada. His family had originally fled Iraq for what they had hoped would be a safer life, but arrived in Homs just before the Syrian civil war broke out. 2018.

Thank You for My Service
DB97009 7 hours 14 minutes
by Mat Best and
read by Mat Best
A memoir from a former Army Ranger, private military contractor, and social media phenomenon, discussing his time both abroad and at home. Gives insight into life on the front lines and civilian life for veterans. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Making America Great: Immigrant Success Stories, Books 1-6
DB91436 12 hours 36 minutes
by Donna M. Bozzone and others
read by Emily Ellet
Six books featuring the talent, determination, and contributions of newcomers to our country. Includes Famous Immigrant Artists, Famous Immigrant Athletes, Famous Immigrant Computer Scientists, Famous Immigrant Entrepreneurs, Famous Immigrant Politicians, and Famous Immigrant Scientists. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2018.

The Fall of Richard Nixon: A Reporter Remembers Watergate
DB97133 4 hours 7 minutes
by Tom Brokaw
read by Tom Brokaw
TV journalist who was a White House correspondent during the final year of Watergate provides his personal account of the players, strategies, and events of the political scandal. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life
DB92752 6 hours 34 minutes
by Gisele Bündchen
read by various narrators
A famous model discusses her life, beginning with her childhood in southern Brazil. She reveals the lessons she has learned over the years. Also discusses her successful modeling career, motherhood, and marriage. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

Enemies in Love: A German POW, a Black Nurse, and an Unlikely Romance
DB97265 5 hours 22 minutes
by Alexis Clark
read by Allyson Johnson
An account of the forbidden romance between African American nurse Elinor Powell in the US military and Nazi soldier Frederick Albert, a prisoner of war at an Allied camp. Draws on years of interviews and historical research. 2018.

The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience
DB97237 14 hours 37 minutes
by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea
read by various narrators
Former secretary of state and First Lady teams up with her daughter to profile women throughout history who have acted courageously in a variety of fields. Individuals discussed include Dorothy Height, Edie Windsor, Diana Nyad, Rachel Carson, Harriet Tubman, Malala Yousafzai, and others. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

Boy Erased: A Memoir
DB93106 8 hours 15 minutes
by Garrard Conley
read by Michael Crouch
The author recounts his experiences as the son of a Baptist pastor in small-town Arkansas and grappling with his sexuality. After being outed, the nineteen-year-old was forced to choose between conversion therapy to “cure” him of his homosexuality or potentially losing the family and community he held dear. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Full Disclosure
DB92751 7 hours 1 minute
by Stormy Daniels
read by various narrators
An adult-film actress and director recounts her early life and career. She also discusses the events leading to the non-disclosure agreement (NDA) over which she later filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump and its consequences. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA
DB96923 7 hours 12 minutes
by Amaryllis Fox
read by Amaryllis Fox
The author recounts her experience entering the field of counterterrorism after her undergraduate mentor was captured and beheaded. Describes the decade she spent in an elite clandestine ops unit of the CIA, hunting terrorists across sixteen countries. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Blood Red Snow: The Memoirs of a German Soldier on the Eastern Front
DB97266 9 hours 43 minutes
by Günter K. Koschorrek
read by Nigel Patterson
The secret diary of a German soldier fighting in Hitler’s army. Provides a day-to-day account of the common German soldier’s experience. Translated from the 1998 German edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2002.

Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead
DB97071 12 hours 3 minutes
by Jim Mattis and Bing
read by Danny Campbell
Former secretary of defense Jim Mattis recounts his military career and his foundational experiences as a leader, applying the lessons he learned to the issues faced by America in the early twenty-first century. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

DB96904 25 hours 7 minutes
by Edmund Morris
read by Arthur Morey
A Pulitzer Prize-winning author provides an account of the life and work of the near-deaf Thomas Alva Edison, best known for his invention of the first practical incandescent lamp and advances in sound recording technology. Draws on original documents from Edison’s lab, family papers, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Beneath the Tamarind Tree: A Story of Courage, Family, and the Lost Schoolgirls of Boko Haram
DB96609 12 hours 19 minutes
by Isha Sesay
read by Isha Sesay
Journalist provides an account of the 2014 abduction of 276 Nigerian schoolgirls by Boko Haram terrorists. Follows the journeys of three of the girls who eventually made it home and discusses the government’s response to the kidnapping. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

On Call in the Arctic: A Doctor’s Pursuit of Life, Love, and Miracles in the Alaskan Frontier
DB92553 9 hours 54 minutes
by Thomas J. Sims
read by Jon Pinnow
The author recounts his experiences serving as the sole physician in the remote Alaskan frontier town of Nome. Discusses his work helping Nome along with thirteen surrounding villages in archaic and often hostile conditions. Strong language. 2018.

Permanent Record
DB97138 11 hours 33 minutes
by Edward Snowden
read by Holter Graham
The man known for revealing the US government’s system of mass surveillance recounts his role in building the system that he ultimately reported. Discusses his life from his childhood in bucolic suburbs to the clandestine CIA and NSA postings of his adulthood. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

Blindness and Physical Disabilities

About Us: Essays from the Disability Series of the New York Times
DB96492 9 hours 41 minutes
edited by Peter Catapano and Rosemarie
read by various narrators
Sixty-one essays originally published as part of the New York Times Disability column. The essays are organized into the topics of justice, belonging, working, navigating, coping, love, family, and joy. Essayists have physical, motor, sensory, and cognitive differences. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Training Your Own Service Dog: Step by Step Guide to an Obedient Service Dog
DB92382 4 hours 19 minutes
by Max Matthews
read by Jeff Allin
Covers the basics of selecting and training a service dog. Includes sections on the laws governing service animals, how to select a dog, how to get your service dog used to your house rules, and different aspects of obedience and service training. 2017.

Business and Economics

Everything Is Figureoutable
DB96508 7 hours 57 minutes
by Marie Forleo
read by Marie Forleo
Guide to creatively solving business and life problems. Presents stories from the author’s life and others about achieving business goals, dealing with toxic relationships, confronting illness and loss, and overcoming everyday barriers to success. Focuses on adjusting your mindset to believing in finding solutions. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Reinforcements: How to Get People to Help You
DB92487 4 hours 5 minutes
by Heidi Grant
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
Psychologist examines techniques for eliciting helpful behavior from others, particularly in workplace environments. Sections include the psychology behind why asking for assistance is hard, moving beyond that to ask for help, and creating a culture of helpfulness. 2018.

Career and Job Training

Reading behind Bars: A True Story of Literature, Law, and Life as a Prison Librarian
DB96548 10 hours 7 minutes
by Jill Grunenwald
read by Theresa Conkin
A newly minted librarian looks back on her first career stop: working in a prison. Discusses what drew her to the profession, why she chose to take the job, personalities she encountered, examples of both typical days and extraordinary ones, and challenges she faced. 2019.


Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control
DB97029 11 hours 40 minutes
by Stuart Russell
read by Raphael Corkhill
Computer scientist proposes a new way to consider artificial intelligence (AI). Topics covered include examining the concept of intelligence in humans and machines, potential benefits of AI, and analyzing the ways humans are already misusing the power of AI to commit crimes. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.


Cook Once Eat All Week: 26 Weeks of Gluten-Free, Affordable Meal Prep to Preserve Your Time & Sanity
DB95966 12 hours 33 minutes
by Cassy Joy Garcia
read by Margaret Strom
Collection of twenty-six meal plans and the corresponding recipes, with the goal of preparing an entire week’s meals in one night. Each week is centered around three ingredients: a meat protein, a vegetable, and a starch. Includes best practices for preparation, storage, and customization. 2019.

Vegetarian Indian Cooking with Your Instant Pot
DB96726 4 hours 51 minutes
by Manali Singh
read by Jill Fox
Collection of vegetarian and vegan Indian cuisine recipes designed specifically for use in an Instant Pot or similar multi-cooker. Recipes are divided into favorite takeouts, lentils and beans, hearty meals, thirty minutes or less, Indian street food, snacks and sides, delectable desserts, and Indian cooking basics. 2018.


Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators
DB97040 10 hours 46 minutes
by Ronan Farrow
read by Ronan Farrow
In 2017, a routine network television investigation by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author revealed that one of Hollywood’s most powerful producers was a predator. Describes the surveillance and intimidation tactics deployed by wealthy and connected men to threaten journalists, evade accountability, and silence victims of abuse. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Hunting El Chapo: The Inside Story of the American Lawman Who Captured the World’s Most Wanted Drug Lord
DB96780 8 hours 28 minutes
by Andrew Hogan and Douglas Century
read by various narrators
Describes the relentless investigative work of special agent Hogan’s team during one of the most sophisticated and dangerous counter-narcotics operations in the history of the United States and Mexico: the eight-year hunt that captured El Chapo, the world’s most wanted drug kingpin, who evaded the law for more than a decade. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement
DB96937 9 hours 55 minutes
by Jodi Kantor and Megan
read by various narrators
Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporters, who broke the news of film producer Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual harassment and abuse in an October 2017 report for the New York Times, detail their research for that story and its consequences for the #MeToo movement. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

Death Row: The Final Minutes
DB96555 7 hours 16 minutes
by Michelle Lyons
read by Erin Jones
Journalist and former spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice relates her experiences witnessing at least 280 executions in eleven years. Discusses her career in journalism, working for the Department of Criminal Justice, and stories of the people she met on death row. Some violence. 2018.

Know My Name: A Memoir
DB96919 15 hours 27 minutes
by Chanel Miller
read by Chanel Miller
Woman who was sexually assaulted at Stanford University, and whose assailant received a light sentence, tells her story of trauma, transcendence, and the power of words. Her victim impact statement went viral, was translated globally, and was read on the floor of Congress. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Stalking Justice
DB92093 13 hours 23 minutes
by Paul Mones
read by Bill Wallace
Attorney details the first case in which DNA testing was used to catch a serial killer. When Arlington County detective Joe Horgas suspected a murder he was investigating was linked to one four years earlier, the testing of semen stains proved it. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1995.

Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties
DB96449 16 hours 18 minutes
by Tom O’Neill and Dan Piepenbring
read by Kevin Stillwell
Journalist’s reassessment of the infamous case against Charles Manson and his young followers—who murdered seven people, including eight-months-pregnant actress Sharon Tate—is the product of two decades of reporting, hundreds of new interviews, and dozens of never-before-seen documents from the LAPD, the FBI, and the CIA. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.


Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong—and What You Really Need to Know
DB95247 9 hours 40 minutes
by Emily Oster
read by various narrators
An economist examines pregnancy myths using her experience in data analysis and presents strategies for informed decision-making and risk-assessment. Discusses topics as varied as caffeine and gardening. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Tranquility Parenting: A Guide to Staying Calm, Mindful, and Engaged
DB96657 5 hours 11 minutes
by Brittany Polat
read by Mare Trevathan
Parenting advice and psychological techniques inspired by Stoicism. Aims to help moms and dads remain calm, content, and confident as both parents and people. 2019.


Grow Your Own Herbs: The 40 Best Culinary Varieties for Home Gardens
DB95988 4 hours 52 minutes
by Susan Belsinger and Arthur O. Tucker
read by Kristin Allison
A food writer and a botanist collaborate on this guide to growing and cooking with forty common herbs. There are sections on general gardening issues and cooking techniques, and for each herb there is advice on cultivation, propagation, harvesting, and preserving, plus tasting notes and cooking tips. 2019.

The Bee-Friendly Garden: Design an Abundant, Flower-Filled Yard That Nurtures Bees and Supports Biodiversity
DB96127 6 hours 35 minutes
by Kate Frey and Gretchen LeBuhn
read by Kerry Dukin
A garden designer and a biology professor collaborated on this guide to creating gardens that nurture bees. They discuss the different species of bees, the problem of colony collapse disorder, and what attracts bees, and offer tips on planning and caring for bee-friendly flower and edible plant gardens. 2016.

Climate-Wise Landscaping: Practical Actions for a Sustainable Future
DB91615 10 hours 45 minutes
by Sue Reed and Ginny Stibolt
read by Eva Wilhelm
A guide for home gardeners, focusing on adapting to changing climates. Advice for planning a garden that is sustainable and environmentally responsible. Covers a wide range of plantings, as well as guidance on using chemicals, watering, and soil preparation. 2018.


Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? Big Questions from Tiny Mortals about Death
DB96854 4 hours 32 minutes
by Caitlin Doughty
read by Caitlin Doughty
Mortician and author of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (DB 80041) and From Here to Eternity (DB 89746) answers questions she has frequently received from children. Topics include the title question, the disposition of an astronaut’s body, keeping parents’ skulls, and the decomposition process. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Government and Politics

A Warning
DB97060 9 hours 0 minutes
by Anonymous
read by Robert Fass
A behind-the-scenes portrayal of the Trump administration from the anonymous senior official who authored a controversial 2018 New York Times op-ed. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Addicted to Outrage: How Thinking Like a Recovering Addict Can Heal the Country
DB92907 15 hours 33 minutes
by Glenn Beck
read by Glenn Beck
The author of Miracles and Massacres (DB 77942) discusses America’s growing social and political division and penchant for cultural anger. Frames this trend as an addiction and proposes a solution similar to traditional twelve-step programs. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

How to Have Impossible Conversations: A Very Practical Guide
DB96916 6 hours 38 minutes
by Peter Boghossian and James Lindsay
read by Peter Boghossian
A guide to practical conversational techniques for successful and civil conversations, particularly regarding sensitive issues like religion, race, gender, immigration, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class Is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution
DB93055 6 hours 34 minutes
by Tucker Carlson
read by Tucker Carlson
Political pundit discusses class dynamics in early twenty-first-century America. Focuses on an elite class of the wealthy and powerful, positing that they hide their agendas behind identity politics, strip political parties of meaning, and will drive America towards ruin. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy
DB92444 7 hours 8 minutes
by Anna Clark
read by Xe Sands
Account of poisoned-water disaster in Flint, Michigan, in the 2010s. Recounts government decisions that led to corroded lead pipes, the repeated dismissal of complaints and resulting harm, and the subsequent activism seeking solutions and accountability. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Gutfeld Monologues: Classic Rants from the Five
DB92432 7 hours 55 minutes
by Greg Gutfeld
read by various narrators
A collection of monologues from the author’s two Fox News shows, The Five and The Greg Gutfeld Show. Discusses wide-ranging subjects, including crazed academics, unhinged celebrities, and wild elections. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

With All Due Respect: Defending America with Grit and Grace
DB97236 8 hours 36 minutes
by Nikki R. Haley
read by Nikki R. Haley
Politician and former United Nations ambassador offers firsthand perspectives on major national and international affairs as well as her behind-the-scenes experiences during her tenure with the Trump administration. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Impeachment Report: The House Intelligence Committee’s Report on Its Investigation into Donald Trump and Ukraine
DB97365 11 hours 37 minutes
by House Intelligence Committee
read by various narrators
The official report detailing the findings of the House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment inquiry, an investigation of whether President Donald J. Trump committed impeachable offenses when he sought to have Ukraine announce investigations of former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Every Day Is Extra
DB93006 28 hours 27 minutes
by John Kerry
read by John Kerry
Politician discusses his time in the US Navy, career as a lawyer, work in the Senate, bid for the presidency, and time as secretary of state. Kerry details his life in public service, his faith, and his disgust with hyper-partisanship in early twenty-first-century politics. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

A History of Fascism, 1914-1945
DB97264 21 hours 37 minutes
by Stanley G. Payne
read by Michael Kramer
A history of major fascist and authoritarian movements around the world in the years spanning the two world wars. Interprets fascism as a form of revolutionary ultranationalism. Profiles protofascist movements in Japan, Italy, Nazi Germany, the Romanian Iron Guard, and Franco’s Spain. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1995.

The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation
DB97137 8 hours 41 minutes
by Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly
read by various narrators
Two New York Times reporters delve into the formative years of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. In addition to stories they broke during Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings, they investigate other tips received to paint a portrait of the prep school and Ivy League worlds that formed the Supreme Court justice. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Audience of One: Television, Donald Trump, and the Politics of Illusion
DB96853 11 hours 35 minutes
by James Poniewozik
read by Matthew Josdal
An examination of the role of TV and mass media in society and politics from the Reagan era through the election of Donald Trump. Traces the evolution of television and also provides a cultural critique of Trump and his relationship with the media. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For
DB97142 22 hours 22 minutes
by Susan Rice
read by Susan Rice
US ambassador to the United Nations and former national security advisor to President Obama recounts pivotal moments from her career in American diplomacy and foreign policy as well as her early life in Washington, DC. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Trump: The Blue-Collar President
DB92983 8 hours 4 minutes
by Anthony Scaramucci
read by Anthony Scaramucci
Financier and political consultant who briefly served as the White House communications director provides insights and stories from his long-term relationship with Donald Trump. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them
DB92449 5 hours 46 minutes
by Jason Stanley
read by MacLeod Andrews
Discussion of ten basic tenets of fascist politics and the manifestation of these beliefs throughout the world. Examines fascism in the context of history, philosophy, sociology, and critical race theory and emphasizes the danger of underestimating the cumulative power of many tactics to promote these ways of thinking. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Lady in Red: An Intimate Portrait of Nancy Reagan
DB96470 7 hours 17 minutes
by Sheila Tate
read by Kimberly Farr
A collection of behind-the-scenes stories of First Lady Nancy Reagan as compiled by her longtime close confidante and aide. Provides a look into Reagan’s personal life, daily routines, travels, friendships, and influence in the White House. Includes interviews with friends and politicians who knew Reagan best. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us
DB97181 9 hours 43 minutes
by Donald Trump, Jr.
read by various narrators
The son of President Trump discusses his negative views on left-leaning politics and the chosen tactics of liberals in political discussions. Emphasizes the importance of fighting back and provides advice on how to do so. Also discusses the author’s upbringing. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Report of Evidence in the Democrats’ Impeachment Inquiry in the House of Representatives
DB97433 7 hours 55 minutes
by US House of Representatives HPSCI
read by various narrators
The official report from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Republican staff detailing their findings from the impeachment inquiry investigating whether President Donald J. Trump committed impeachable offenses when he sought to have Ukraine announce investigations of former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden. 2019.

Home Management

Decluttering at the Speed of Life: Winning Your Never-Ending Battle with Stuff
DB92376 6 hours 11 minutes
by Dana K. White
read by Eva Wilhelm
An organizational and decluttering expert discusses common barriers to decluttering and, with a humorous tone, provides simple solutions to work past these difficulties. 2018.

Journalism and the Media

Fake News and the Factories That Make It: Critical Thinking about Digital Media
DB96566 2 hours 27 minutes
by Kristina Lyn Heitkamp
read by Joe Peck
Guide on how to identify “fake news” encourages readers to critically evaluate and verify sources before sharing stories on social media. Includes examples of misinformation and confirmation biases. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2019.


The Joy of Syntax: A Simple Guide to All the Grammar You Know You Should Know
DB92458 8 hours 39 minutes
by June Casagrande
read by Jennifer Hubbard
A guide to the structure of American English. Covers everything from basic parts of speech and sentence structure to usage and grammar pitfalls. 2018.

Medicine and Health

Talking to Your Doctor: A Patient’s Guide to Communication in the Exam Room and Beyond
DB96557 9 hours 41 minutes
by Zackary Berger
read by Gary Tipton
Primary care doctor presents a guide to preparing for and navigating doctor visits to ensure successful outcomes and confidence in your care. Topics include understanding office timing protocols, developing skills to communicate your concerns, addressing difficult subjects, and collaborating with your doctor for effective care. 2013.

The Body: A Guide for Occupants
DB96770 14 hours 6 minutes
by Bill Bryson
read by Bill Bryson
Guides readers through the human body—how it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and the ways it can fail. Using facts—your body made a million red blood cells since you started reading this—and anecdotes, creates a deeper understanding of the miracle that is you. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

My Life with Death: Memoirs of a Journeyman Medical Examiner
DB96595 12 hours 9 minutes
by Gary D. Cumberland
read by James Konicek
Medical examiner chronicles his career and cases he encountered. Explains what forensic pathologists do and don’t do, different types of homicide, the role of the forensic pathologist in public health efforts, pediatric deaths, the decomposition process, and politically motivated murders. 2015.

China Syndrome: The True Story of the 21st Century’s First Great Epidemic
DB96559 16 hours 16 minutes
by Karl Taro Greenfeld
read by Barry Bernson
Chronicle of the development and spread of the SARS virus from November 2002 to January 2004. Discusses the origin of the virus, human immune systems, epidemiological efforts to identify the source, international attempts to contain the spread, and the work of local journalists to cover the story. 2006.

The Rabbit Effect: Live Longer, Happier, and Healthier with the Groundbreaking Science of Kindness
DB97041 9 hours 23 minutes
by Kelli Harding
read by Kelli Harding
A 1978 experiment designed to establish the relationship between high blood cholesterol and heart health in rabbits revealed that kindness made the difference between a heart attack and a healthy heart. Further research showed that love, friendship, community, purpose, and environment may have a greater impact on health than medical care. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.


I’m a Believer: My Life of Monkees, Music, and Madness
DB92085 7 hours 43 minutes
by Micky Dolenz and Mark Bego
read by Joe Wilson
The actor and singer chronicles his days as a child actor, the heights of his fame with the 1960s television show The Monkees, and the years beyond. Includes behind-the-scenes stories of the group, including their struggles over control of their music and careers. Some strong language. 2004.

Country Music: A History
DB96527 18 hours 10 minutes
by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns
read by various narrators
Companion to the PBS documentary series chronicles country music from its roots in the American South to the modern commercial successes of the genre, which encompasses a wide range of sounds and styles. Profiles and interviews some of country’s biggest stars. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Janis: Her Life and Music
DB97256 12 hours 22 minutes
by Holly George-Warren
read by Nina Arianda
Biography of the musician who died in 1970 at the age of twenty-seven of a drug overdose. Examines her youth in Texas, rise to fame, and the excesses which led to her death. Includes unprecedented access to Joplin’s family, friends, bandmates, archives, and long-lost interviews. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Face It
DB97125 8 hours 59 minutes
by Debbie Harry
read by various narrators
Memoir from the frontwoman of the iconic New Wave band Blondie. She shares stories of her rise to fame and the toll that fame sometimes took, including harrowing examples of sexual abuse and exploitation. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Me: Elton John Official Autobiography
DB97053 11 hours 49 minutes
by Elton John
read by various narrators
Memoir of the musical legend. Born Reginald Dwight in a London suburb, the performer soon found his sound and his style. He discusses his career and struggles with drug addiction. Also discusses his work with AIDS charities and his relationship with husband, David. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Time Is Tight: My Life, Note by Note
DB97317 11 hours 15 minutes
by Booker T. Jones
read by Booker T. Jones
Legendary soul musician shares stories of his youth in segregated Memphis, formation of Booker T. & the MGs, and experiences as the house band for famed Stax Records. He played with and influenced such artists as Bob Dylan, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Women Who Rock: Bessie to Beyoncé, Girl Groups to Riot Grrrl
DB93836 20 hours 14 minutes
edited by Evelyn McDonnell
read by Celeste Lawson
A journalism professor compiled over one hundred short profiles of women who were influential in popular music, written by a variety of female writers and music critics. Artists range from Janis Joplin to Rihanna, and each profile includes an essay and playlist. 2018.

The Beautiful Ones
DB97241 3 hours 7 minutes
by Prince
read by various narrators
This memoir from the iconic musician, begun before he died in 2016, was completed by his editor, Dan Piepenbring. Sections cover his memories of childhood, early years as a musician, and the heights of his fame, including creation of his autobiographical album, Purple Rain. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Year of the Monkey
DB96767 3 hours 51 minutes
by Patti Smith
read by Patti Smith
Musician and author of Just Kids (DB 70750) returns with another memoir. She looks back on 2016, a year of wandering and reflection. After playing concerts in San Francisco, she travels from the coast of California to the Arizona desert and points beyond. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back)
DB93127 8 hours 14 minutes
by Jeff Tweedy
read by Jeff Tweedy
Memoir from the lead singer and songwriter of the Chicago rock band Wilco. He discusses his childhood, his early inspirational experiences hearing live music, and his own musical process. Also talks about his collaborators, bandmates, and family. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Nature and the Environment

The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe without Design
DB92362 18 hours 21 minutes
by Richard Dawkins
read by Alec Volz
Troubled by creationists’ resistance to Darwinism, an Oxford University zoologist defends Darwin. He attempts to show how Darwin provided “the only known theory that could, in principle, solve the mystery of our existence.” 1996.

Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter
DB91831 12 hours 2 minutes
by Ben Goldfarb
read by Bob Moore
Journalist examines the role of the beaver in ecology and conservation efforts. Topics include their construction abilities, what happens when they are removed from an environment, hunting traditions, personalities involved in beaver conservation, ways beavers can rehabilitate ecological systems when reintroduced, and more. 2018.

Dancing with Bees: A Journey Back to Nature
DB96942 11 hours 35 minutes
by Brigit Strawbridge Howard
read by Kristin Allison
Naturalist recounts her exploration into the world of bees—including the day she realized she knew more about the French Revolution than she did about the species. Discusses the behavior of bees, environmental needs for their success, and impact on humans. 2019.

Where Bigfoot Walks: Crossing the Dark Divide
DB92370 16 hours 14 minutes
by Robert Michael Pyle
read by Bill Burton
A nature writer searches for evidence of Bigfoot, the humanoid creature said to roam the remote forests. He spends time in the Dark Divide region near Mount St. Helens, interviewing other Bigfoot hunters. Includes a chapter written in 2017 about new developments in the search. Some strong language. 1995.

Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don’t Know You Have
DB96515 7 hours 51 minutes
by Tatiana Schlossberg
read by Tatiana Schlossberg
New York Times science writer discusses four areas of environmental impact: the Internet and technology, food, fashion, and fuel. Examines complexities and frustration of living in a carbon-intensive society and provides advice for reducing impact and making informed choices. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.


Aging for Beginners
DB96126 7 hours 22 minutes
by Ezra Bayda and Elizabeth Hamilton
read by Jon Huffman
Longtime meditation instructor addresses the difficulties in aging that exercise, social contact, and meaningful activities alone cannot address. Believing that learning to relate to these problems in a new way is both possible and meaningful, he examines anxiety, depression, grief, loss, loneliness, helplessness, and physical pain. 2018.

The Misinformation Age: How False Beliefs Spread
DB95395 12 hours 4 minutes
by Cailin O’Connor and James Owen Weatherall
read by Chuck Young
Two logic and philosophy professors look at misinformation, fake news, and alternative facts. They argue that social factors, rather than individual psychology, are essential to understanding the spread and persistence of false beliefs and that understanding the forces at work behind misinformation is crucial to fighting it. 2019.


Unexpectedly Eighty and Other Adaptations; Nearing Ninety and Other Comedies of Late Life
DB96277 1 hour 47 minutes
by Judith Viorst
read by Barbara Rappaport
Two books of humorous poetry on aging written in 2010 and 2019 by the author of Suddenly Sixty (DB 62118) and I’m Too Young to Be Seventy (DB 62480). “The Graduation Brunch” muses on the family members you reconnect with at special events. 2019.

Psychology and Self-Help

Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know
DB96647 8 hours 45 minutes
by Malcolm Gladwell
read by Malcolm Gladwell
The author of The Tipping Point (DB 50027) examines what can go wrong when we interact with strangers. Using examples from history and recent headlines, he looks at how we often misjudge the motivations and trustworthiness of others. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

A Primer for Forgetting: Getting Past the Past
DB96888 7 hours 32 minutes
by Lewis Hyde
read by Barry Bernson
A writer and literary critic examines the benefits of forgetting. Using personal examples as well as those from history, mythology, and literature, he looks at how forgetting can help with personal traumas, while cultural amnesia can help societies overcome collective traumas such as civil war. Some strong language. 2019.

Our Better Angels: Seven Simple Virtues That Will Change Your Life and the World
DB97100 5 hours 46 minutes
by Jonathan Reckford
read by various narrators
CEO of Habitat for Humanity presents seven timeless virtues for people to live by and illustrates them by sharing true stories of people involved in the organization as volunteers and future homeowners. Includes foreword by former president Jimmy Carter. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Atlas of Happiness: The Global Secrets of How to Be Happy
DB96571 5 hours 50 minutes
by Helen Russell
read by Peter Holdway
A British journalist gathers advice for being happy from around the world. Ranges from “kalsarikännit” from Finland, a word translated as drinking at home in your underwear, to the Irish term “craic,” which is good conversation and general fun, and the Syrian concept of “tarab,” or musically induced ecstasy. 2018.

And How Are You, Dr. Sacks? A Biographical Memoir of Oliver Sacks
DB97121 14 hours 51 minutes
by Lawrence Weschler
read by Jonathan Davis
Biography of neurologist and author of books including Awakenings (DB 33438), by a journalist who met him while working on a profile for the New Yorker. The two became friends for thirty years, and the author shares a glimpse of the often neurotic but always empathetic scientist. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.


Faith: A Journey for All
DB93256 4 hours 20 minutes
by Jimmy Carter
read by Jimmy Carter
Thirty-ninth president reflects on the way his Christian faith has shaped his life and sustained him through both happy and disappointing times. Discusses the meanings of faith, acquiring it, marrying it to religious expression, demonstrating it, and facing challenges to it. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully
DB96656 8 hours 10 minutes
by Joan Chittister
read by Jill Ferris
Author of Uncommon Gratitude (DB 84571) and The Time Is Now (DB 95401) presents a guide to aging through the lens of spirituality. Topics include regret, finding meaning, confronting fear, ageism, discovering joy, asserting authority, exploring possibilities, finding fulfillment, and letting go. 2008.

Tasting Grace: Discovering the Power of Food to Connect Us to God, One Another, and Ourselves
DB96491 7 hours 3 minutes
by Melissa d’Arabian
read by Melissa d’Arabian
Season five winner of The Next Food Network Star shares the ways she believes God used food to invite her into a relationship with Him. Topics covered include compassion, comfort, creation, authenticity, grace, patience, connection, nurturing, stewardship, humility, work, delight, acceptance, dependence, hospitality, and the sacred. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Outgrowing God: A Beginner’s Guide
DB97031 6 hours 41 minutes
by Richard Dawkins
read by Richard Dawkins
Author of Science in the Soul (DB 89047) and The Blind Watchmaker (DB 92362) draws on personal experiences to present an argument for and guidebook to understanding atheism. Twelve essays explore topics including polytheism, myths, ethics, evolution, probability, and morality. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Who Do You Say I Am? Daily Reflections on the Bible, the Saints, and the Answer That Is Christ
DB97304 11 hours 49 minutes
by Timothy M. Dolan
read by various narrators
Archbishop of New York presents daily reflections and meditations to focus on the nature of Jesus and his love for his followers. Drawing on scripture, he provides insights into saints’ lives, the Bible, prayer, the concept of beauty, and the pursuit of God. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Air I Breathe: Worship as a Way of Life
DB96802 2 hours 47 minutes
by Louie Giglio
read by Bill Wallace
Founder of the Passion Movement calls on people to live a wonder-filled life of communion with God no matter the time or place. Topics include why worship matters, what God wants most for you, and worship as a way of life. 2003.

The Election of Pope Francis: An Inside Account of the Conclave That Changed History
DB95519 12 hours 47 minutes
by Gerard O’Connell
read by Michael Scherer
Journalist recounts the daily behind-the-scenes happenings from the time Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation on February 11, 2013, through the conclave that elected Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio the first pope from the Americas, to Pope Francis’s inauguration on March 19, 2013. 2019.

Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church
DB97303 10 hours 19 minutes
by Megan Phelps-Roper
read by Megan Phelps-Roper
Granddaughter of the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church—best known for protesting against LGBT rights at military funerals and other occasions—recounts her experiences in the church and as its spokeswoman on Twitter. Discusses leaving the church after meeting her husband through a Twitter conversation. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Science and Technology

Are We There Yet? The American Automobile Past, Present, and Driverless
DB96973 13 hours 41 minutes
by Dan Albert
read by Robert Sams
Historian examines car culture in America from the introduction of cars to the United States in the 1890s to the future of driverless cars. Topics discussed include cultivating a consumer base, technological advancements through international competition, economic pressures, novelty cars, and the possibilities of automated cars. 2019.

Brief Answers to the Big Questions
DB92758 4 hours 54 minutes
by Stephen Hawking
read by various narrators
Author of A Brief History of Time (DB 26996) presents his views on a number of questions, including whether there is a God, how the universe began, whether we can predict the future, what’s inside a black hole, and whether life on Earth can survive. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems
DB96509 6 hours 18 minutes
by Randall Munroe
read by Wil Wheaton
Author of What If? (DB 83778) presents monumentally complex, excessive, and inadvisable ways to answer twenty-eight questions about how to do something. Tasks include jumping high, throwing a pool party, making an emergency landing, predicting the weather, winning an election, and disposing of the book. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Social Sciences

The Invention of Yesterday: A 50,000-Year History of Human Culture, Conflict, and Connection
DB96918 17 hours 7 minutes
by Tamim Ansary
read by Tamim Ansary
An examination of the power of narrative in history over the heroic, geographic, or anthropogenic. Discusses the power of storytelling to organize, find meaning, and explain, as well as its role in the founding of empires, civilizations, and cultures. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life
DB96128 19 hours 56 minutes
by Louise Aronson
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Geriatrician provides what she describes as a fact- and story-based old-age book that is also about what it means to be a human being, and is part battle cry and part lament over how society and the medical community often fail older people. 2018.

The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls
DB96653 8 hours 16 minutes
by Mona Eltahawy
read by Mona Eltahawy
Activist advocates empowering women and girls to fight and dismantle the patriarchy by being what they are taught not to be: angry, ambitious, profane, violent, attention-seeking, lustful, and powerful. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

American Like Me: Reflections on Life between Cultures
DB93012 9 hours 35 minutes
edited by America Ferrera
read by various narrators
Collection of essays from prominent Americans discussing the experience of growing up between cultures. They discuss their lives as immigrants, the children or grandchildren of immigrants, indigenous people, or people who otherwise grew up with deep connections to multiple cultures, struggling to establish their identities. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

Rising out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist
DB92497 9 hours 4 minutes
by Eli Saslow
read by various narrators
A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter recounts the trajectory of white nationalist Derek Black’s enlightenment and change of heart after he left home to attend college. When Black’s beliefs were exposed on campus, an Orthodox Jew began meeting with him, prompting Black to question his worldview. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion
DB96489 9 hours 48 minutes
by Jia Tolentino
read by Jia Tolentino
A collection of essays about self-delusion, the incentives that shape individuals, and the difficulty of seeing oneself clearly. Discusses the social Internet, the scammer as hero, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

How to Fight Anti-Semitism
DB97140 5 hours 52 minutes
by Bari Weiss
read by Bari Weiss
A New York Times journalist provides a wake-up call for Americans about rising anti-Semitism in terms of sentiment and actual violence. Provides suggestions on how to defeat this hatred. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Sports and Recreation

108 Stitches: Loose Threads, Ripping Yarns, and the Darndest Characters from My Time in the Game
DB95179 8 hours 12 minutes
by Ron Darling and Daniel Paisner
read by Bill Delaney
A former pitcher with teams including the New York Mets who went on to a long career in broadcasting and writing about baseball shares stories from the game. Includes vignettes about some of the hundreds of players he encountered on and off the field. Some strong language. 2019.

What Is a Girl Worth? My Story of Breaking the Silence and Exposing the Truth about Larry Nassar and USA Gymnastics
DB97126 11 hours 14 minutes
by Rachael Denhollander
read by Rachael Denhollander
Memoir of the attorney, activist, and former gymnast who was the first to expose the scandal of physician Larry Nassar’s systematic sexual abuse of the gymnasts under his care. She describes how she reported the abuse but wasn’t believed until more victims came forward years later. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Racing to the Finish: My Story
DB93053 5 hours 5 minutes
by Dale Earnhardt
read by various narrators
Memoir of NASCAR champion Earnhardt Jr., who retired from racing in 2017. He shares his worries about racing’s impact on his health, including the concussion he suffered in 2016 that convinced him it was time to retire on his own terms. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Quarterback: Inside the Most Important Position in the National Football League
DB93041 12 hours 35 minutes
by John Feinstein
read by John Feinstein
The author of sports books like A Good Walk Spoiled (DB 40694) and A Season Inside (DB 29466) looks at the most visible and pressure-filled position in football. He profiles five NFL starting quarterbacks, showing how the fortunes of their teams rest squarely on their shoulders. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Best American Sports Writing 2018
DB95665 19 hours 2 minutes
edited by Jeff Pearlman
read by Richard Davidson
Twenty-five examples of the best sportswriting published during 2017, in newspapers, magazines, and online. Includes “The Concussion Diaries,” about one high school football player’s experience with CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy), and “The Greatest, at Rest,” about the funeral of Muhammad Ali. Some strong language. 2018.

The Last Stand of Payne Stewart: The Year Golf Changed Forever
DB97316 10 hours 27 minutes
by Kevin Robbins
read by Henry Leyva
A sportswriter examines the golfer’s life, career, and tragic death. Stewart was considered past his prime in professional golf when he staged a comeback in 1999. His death in a plane crash caught on live TV marked the end of what the author calls the era of the shotmakers. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Stage and Screen

Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years
DB97117 13 hours 26 minutes
by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton
read by Julie Andrews
The actress follows up her first memoir, Home (DB 66539), picking up her life story as she arrives in Hollywood. She recounts her work on musical films such as The Sound of Music, as well as her experiences as a wife and mother. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson
DB93239 13 hours 49 minutes
by Mark Griffin
read by Jeremy Arthur
Biography of star famous for films such as Pillow Talk and Giant as well as for his closeted homosexuality. Explores Hudson’s difficult childhood, his career, and the private life he had to constantly hide. Draws on more than a hundred interviews with co-stars, family, and former companions. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography
DB92505 8 hours 15 minutes
by Eric Idle
read by Eric Idle
Memoir of one of the founders of comedy troupe Monty Python. From his childhood at an English boarding school to his career with and after Python, he shares stories about his friends and collaborators. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Inside Out: A Memoir
DB96990 6 hours 34 minutes
by Demi Moore
read by Demi Moore
Memoir of actress famous for roles in hit films such as Ghost and About Last Night. She describes her family, childhood trauma, rise to fame, battles with addiction, high-profile relationships, and struggles to balance raising a family with her career. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Kids in the Hall: One Dumb Guy
DB94997 9 hours 7 minutes
by Paul Myers
read by Bill Delaney
Biography of the Canadian comedy troupe, made with the cooperation of members Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Bruce McCulloch, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson. Includes their formation in the 1980s, their TV series (1989-94), and their later careers. Some strong language. 2018.

The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini
DB97311 9 hours 26 minutes
by Joe Posnanski
read by Jacques Roy
An award-winning sports journalist looks at the life of Harry Houdini and his impact on American culture. Visiting museums, attractions, and private archives, he meets an unusual array of people inspired by the famous illusionist. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Fred MacMurray: A Biography
DB92364 18 hours 14 minutes
by Charles Tranberg
read by Jon Huffman
Biography of the film and TV actor. Alongside details of MacMurray’s personal life, chronicles his long career, from early successes including 1944’s Double Indemnity to his later roles in Disney films like The Shaggy Dog and on the TV show My Three Sons. 2007.

Forbidden Hollywood: The Pre-Code Era (1930-1934); When Sin Ruled the Movies
DB96587 8 hours 6 minutes
by Mark A. Vieira
read by Mark Ashby
A film historian looks at the movies of the early 1930s when Hollywood mostly relied on self-censoring to appease local communities, prior to full enforcement of the official Production Code, often known as the “Hays Code.” Some strong language. 2019.

Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me about Life, Love, and Baking Biscuits
DB92884 2 hours 52 minutes
by Reese Witherspoon
read by Reese Witherspoon
Academy Award-winning actress, producer, and entrepreneur shares her personal style and tips for entertaining. Her southern heritage influences everything in her life, including how she entertains, decorates, and cooks. Includes recipes and some of her favorite southern traditions. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life
DB97243 6 hours 23 minutes
by Ali Wong
read by various narrators
A stand-up comedian presents a memoir by way of letters to her daughters. She conveys lessons they need to learn about life, such as the unpleasant details of dating, how to be a working mom in a male-dominated profession, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.


Outpost: A Journey to the Wild Ends of the Earth
DB96213 8 hours 55 minutes
by Dan Richards
read by Peter Holdway
Profiles of pockets of the world that are considered wild places and the people who travel there. Locations include France, Iceland, Japan, Norway, Scotland, Switzerland, Utah, and Washington State. Discusses the appeal of these locations, challenges of visiting, and his trips to them. 2019.

Figures in a Landscape: People and Places; Essays, 2001-2016
DB96836 16 hours 47 minutes
by Paul Theroux
read by Edoardo Ballerini
Fifteen years of articles and essays exploring the connections between travel and writing by the author of Fresh Air Fiend (DB 95029). Examines the import of connecting with typically overlooked people as much as with well-known people. One essay recounts exploring New York with Robin Williams. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

U.S. History

Life at the Dakota: New York’s Most Unusual Address
DB91676 10 hours 24 minutes
by Stephen Birmingham
read by Jake Williams
Author of California Rich (DB 18450) and America’s Secret Aristocracy (DB 27656) profiles residents and goings-on at the legendary New York City apartment building, the Dakota. Details its construction in the 1880s and what life was like working and living there through the twentieth century. 1979.

The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11
DB96933 15 hours 58 minutes
by Garrett M. Graff
read by various narrators
An account of the 9/11 al-Qaeda terrorist attack on America through the voices of the people who experienced it. Draws on transcripts, declassified documents, interviews, and oral histories from government officials, first responders, witnesses, survivors, friends, and family members. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment
DB96330 5 hours 21 minutes
by Thom Hartmann
read by Jon Huffman
Radio host relates the role of guns throughout American history and discusses his view that the NRA and American justices have interpreted the Constitution to provide unlimited access to guns. Identifies solutions to break the power of the gun lobby and restore the Second Amendment to its intended role. 2019.

Mayflower Lives: Pilgrims in a New World and the Early American Experience
DB96844 12 hours 1 minute
by Martyn Whittock
read by James Cameron Stewart
Portraits of the original Pilgrims who came to America on the Mayflower. Includes examinations of Mary Chilton, William Bradford, John Howland, Mary More, Stephen Hopkins, and others. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.


Captured: An American Prisoner of War in North Vietnam
DB95812 6 hours 15 minutes
by Alvin Townley
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Recounts naval aviator Jeremiah Denton’s seven and a half years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam. Covers the gruesome conditions, the captors’ brutal treatment, the prisoners’ secret methods of communication, and the resilience necessary to survive. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

World History

Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth
DB97136 15 hours 35 minutes
by Rachel Maddow
read by Rachel Maddow
Emmy Award-winning TV host examines the lucrative and corrupt oil industry with black humor while traveling around the globe. Calls for transparency, limits on the influence of oil executives, and a stop to industry subsidization. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

Killing the SS: The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History
DB92889 7 hours 27 minutes
by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard
read by Bill O’Reilly
Account of the hunt for Nazi leaders not swiftly caught after World War II, including Josef Mengele, Martin Bormann, Klaus Barbie, and Adolf Eichmann. Describes the tactics used by these “Nazi hunters,” including a French husband-and-wife team, an American lawyer, a German prosecutor, and Israeli Mossad agents. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Best of Enemies: The Last Great Spy Story of the Cold War
DB93230 11 hours 23 minutes
by Gus Russo and Eric Dezenhall
read by Robert Petkoff
An account of the relationship between CIA agent Jack Platt and KGB agent Gennady Vasilenko. Originally assigned to trick each other into betraying their respective countries during the Cold War, they instead became good friends. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

It Ended Badly: Thirteen of the Worst Breakups in History
DB97075 8 hours 10 minutes
by Jennifer Wright
read by Hillary Huber
Historically bad breakups spanning eras and cultures from ancient Rome to medieval England to 1950s Hollywood. Figures profiled include Emperor Nero, Oscar Wilde, Lord Byron, and King Henry VIII, among others. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

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 Cryptid Catcher
DB92559 6 hours 22 minutes
by Lija Fisher
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Thirteen-year-old Clivo Wren learns that his recently deceased father was not an archaeologist, but rather a cryptid catcher, known for finding elusive mythological creatures. Now, Clivo must pick up where his father left off and track down a special cryptid. For grades 5-8. 2018.

The Red Fox Clan: The Royal Ranger; Ranger’s Apprentice
DB96049 11 hours 18 minutes
by John Flanagan
read by John Keating
Feeling trapped in her roles, Princess Maddie must keep her ranger training a secret. But then the mysterious Red Fox Clan, a group of anarchists who don fox masks, threatens Castle Araluen. Sequel to Royal Ranger (DB 78076). Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2018.

Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation
DB96793 7 hours 43 minutes
by Stuart Gibbs
read by Emily Woo Zeller
The CIA forces twelve-year-old Charlotte “Charlie” Thorne, a rebellious genius, to use her code-breaking skills on an epic global chase to locate Einstein’s last equation—before dangerous agents discover it and unlock the solution to harnessing energy. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2019.

Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls, Books 1-3
DB96663 18 hours 59 minutes
by Beth McMullen
read by MacKenzie Beyer
Books one through three, written between 2017 and 2019, featuring a twelve-year-old girl who discovers her elite boarding school is really a cover for an elite spy ring. Includes Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls, Power Play, and Double Cross. For grades 4-7. 2019.

The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Riddle of Ages
DB97083 12 hours 0 minutes
by Trenton Lee Stewart
read by Eric Pollins
With the Ten Men on the loose and a telepathic enemy tracking them, Kate, Reynie, Sticky, and Constance must join with a new Society member to keep their world safe. Sequel to The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma (DB 69639). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2019.

Animals and Wildlife

Noah Builds an Ark
DB97223 0 hours 9 minutes
by Kate Banks
read by Jeff Allin
As a storm approaches, young Noah builds a little ark and tries to prepare the creatures around his home. For preschool-grade 2. 2019.

Ospreys in Danger; Salamander Rescue
DB95970 1 hour 25 minutes
by Pamela McDowell
read by Faith Potts
Two books, written in 2014 and 2016, featuring young Cricket and her friends as they try to help wild animals. In Ospreys in Danger, baby ospreys need to be reunited with their parents after a fire. In Salamander Rescue, kids want to help migrating salamanders. For grades 2-4. 2016.


Stand on the Sky
DB95807 8 hours 37 minutes
by Erin Bow
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Twelve-year-old Aisulu defies the expectations of her Kazakh family and tradition to train an eagle, so that she might save her brother, Serik, and prevent her family from giving up their nomadic life forever. For grades 5-8. 2019.

More to the Story
DB97327 4 hours 57 minutes
by Hena Khan
read by Priya Ayyar
As features editor of her school newspaper, thirteen-year-old Jameela wants to impress her father by writing a spectacular story about the new student, but a misunderstanding and family illness complicate matters. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2019.

All the Impossible Things
DB96524 7 hours 18 minutes
by Lindsay Lackey
read by Samantha Desz
Red’s inexplicable power over the wind comes from her mother. Whenever Red is scared or angry, the wind picks up. After being placed in a new foster family, she finally feels like she is starting to fit into her new life—but then her mother reappears. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2019.

For Black Girls like Me
DB96071 6 hours 37 minutes
by Mariama J. Lockington
read by Imani Parks
Eleven-year-old Makeda dreams of meeting her black mother, while coping with serious problems in her white adopted family, a cross-country move, and being homeschooled. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2019.

Hey Grandude!
DB96512 0 hours 12 minutes
by Paul McCartney
read by Paul McCartney
Grandude brightens a dreary weekend for his visiting grandchildren by using his magic compass and postcards to take them on adventures around the world. Commercial audiobook. For preschool-grade 2. 2019.


A Crystal of Time: The School for Good and Evil
DB96053 19 hours 39 minutes
by Soman Chainani
read by Polly Lee
A false king has seized Camelot’s throne and sentenced Tedros, the true king, to death. Now Agatha and Sophie must find a way to restore Tedros to power before it’s too late. Sequel to Quests for Glory (DB 94712). Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2019.

Guest: A Changeling Tale
DB97326 4 hours 37 minutes
by Mary Downing Hahn
read by Shelley Atkinson
Young Mollie traverses eerie, perilous lands to retrieve her baby brother, Thomas, from the Kinde Folke, malicious sprites who snatched him and left a hideous changeling in his place. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2019.

Dragon Overnight: Upside-Down Magic
DB97077 3 hours 18 minutes
by Sarah Mlynowski and others
read by Rebecca Soler
It’s time for the Upside-Down Magic class to go on a sleepover field trip! But things go wonky from the start, and soon there’s a dragon to deal with. Sequel to Showing Off (DB 87729). Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2018.

Anya and the Dragon
DB96858 7 hours 59 minutes
by Sofiya Pasternack
read by Laura Knight Keating
Young Anya and a new friend face a Viking and a tsar to protect the water dragon that saved her life, putting her family’s home at risk. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2019.

The Tyrant’s Tomb: The Trials of Apollo, Book 4
DB97013 13 hours 24 minutes
by Rick Riordan
read by Robbie Daymond
A devastated but determined Apollo travels to Camp Jupiter, where the Roman demigods are preparing for a desperate last stand against the evil Triumvirate of Roman emperors. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2019.


The Big Book of Monsters: The Creepiest Creatures from Classic Literature
DB96689 3 hours 57 minutes
by Hal Johnson
read by Mark Ashby
Profiles twenty-five monsters from mythology, folklore, and literature, including Medusa, the cyclops Polyphemus, Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster, and the headless horseman of Sleepy Hollow. For grades 5-8. 2019.


Just Add Magic, Books 1-2
DB96321 10 hours 15 minutes
by Cindy Callaghan
read by Deborah Desmone
Two books, written in 2010 and 2018, featuring best friends in a cooking club. In Just Add Magic, friends discover a dusty cookbook with magical recipes. In Potion Problems, the girls search for a way to save their beloved local store. For grades 4-7. 2018.

Megabat, Books 1-2
DB95969 3 hours 19 minutes
by Anna Humphrey
read by Jeff Allin
Two books, written in 2018-19, featuring a friendship between a sweet bat and a boy. In Megabat, Daniel moves into a new house and befriends the resident bat. In Megabat and the Fancy Cat, trouble ensues after Daniel receives a feline for Christmas. For grades 2-4. 2019.

Strange Birds: A Field Guide to Ruffling Feathers
DB97010 7 hours 34 minutes
by Celia C. Pérez
read by Rebecca Soler
After Ofelia, Aster, Cat, and Lane fail to persuade a local girls club to change an outdated tradition, they form an alternative group that shakes up their sleepy Florida town. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2019.

DB97011 6 hours 7 minutes
by Bobbie Pyron
read by various narrators
After her family moves into a shelter in a new city, Piper’s life is turned upside down. But she soon finds hope in new friendships and with a special dog, Baby. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2019.

Historical Fiction

Strange Star
DB92079 6 hours 25 minutes
by Emma Carroll
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Lord Byron and friends gather to tell ghost stories on a stormy night in 1816 Switzerland, but a scarred girl arrives with her own dark and dangerous tale. For grades 5-8. 2016.

Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop: The Sanitation Strike of 1968
DB92491 0 hours 43 minutes
by Alice Faye Duncan
read by Jordan McCraw
1968. Lorraine, a young black girl, finds herself witnessing a civil rights struggle as her sanitation-worker father goes on strike in Memphis, Tennessee. When Martin Luther King Jr. comes to help the strikers, events take an unexpected and tragic turn. For grades 2-4. 2018.

The Bravest Man in the World
DB97221 0 hours 44 minutes
by Patricia Polacco
read by Patrick Downer
A grandfather, once an orphaned stowaway aboard the Titanic, tells his grandson about his friendship with Wallace Hartley, a brave musician who played music during the sinking of the luxury vessel. For grades K-3. 2019.

White Rose
DB96564 3 hours 41 minutes
by Kip Wilson
read by Eva Wilhelm
A novel in verse. Sophie Scholl, a young German college student, challenges the Nazi regime during World War II as part of the White Rose, a nonviolent resistance group. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2019.


Bad Kitty’s Purrfect Boxed Set
DB95844 5 hours 4 minutes
by Nick Bruel
read by Colleen Delany
Seven humorous feline tales, written between 2008 and 2014, featuring the mad adventures of Bad Kitty. Includes Bad Kitty Gets a Bath, Happy Birthday, Bad Kitty, Bad Kitty vs. Uncle Murray, Bad Kitty Meets the Baby, Bad Kitty for President, and more. For grades 2-4. 2014.

Mystery and Detective

The Light in the Lake
DB97022 7 hours 22 minutes
by Sarah R. Baughman
read by Caitlin Kelly
As a Young Scientist, Addie studies pollution in the lake where her twin brother recently drowned, while secretly continuing his investigation of the creature he believed lives in the lake’s depths. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2019.

The Usual Suspects
DB97232 4 hours 49 minutes
by Maurice Broaddus
read by James Konicek
Accused of being disruptive in school and separated from the kids who don’t have “issues,” Thelonius is sick of being labeled. When a weapon is found at a hangout, Thelonius and his pals must prove that they are not suspects and search for the real culprit. For grades 6-9. 2019.

Lion Down
DB96089 7 hours 26 minutes
by Stuart Gibbs
read by Gibson Frazier
When a mountain lion is accused of killing a famous dog, the dog’s owner wants the culprit hunted down. But the big cat might have been framed, and Teddy and a renegade animal activist try to prove it. Sequel to Panda-monium (DB 96088). Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2019.

Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, Books 45-47
DB95218 12 hours 28 minutes
by Carolyn Keene
read by Pilar Witherspoon
Three mysteries, written between 1968 and 1970, featuring amateur sleuth Nancy Drew. In The Spider Sapphire Mystery, Nancy investigates a missing gem while on a safari. Includes The Invisible Intruder and The Mysterious Mannequin. For grades 3-6. 1970.

Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, Books 48-50
DB95806 10 hours 16 minutes
by Carolyn Keene
read by Kristin Allison
Three mysteries, written between 1971 and 1973, featuring amateur sleuth Nancy Drew. In The Crooked Banister, Nancy and her friends investigate a weird house with a crooked banister and a rogue robot. Includes The Secret of Mirror Bay and The Double Jinx Mystery. For grades 3-6. 1973.

Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, Books 51-53
DB95220 11 hours 28 minutes
by Carolyn Keene
read by Pilar Witherspoon
Three mysteries, written between 1974 and 1977, featuring amateur sleuth Nancy Drew. In Mystery of the Glowing Eye, Nancy and her pals search for their kidnapped friend, Ned. Includes The Secret of the Forgotten City and The Sky Phantom. For grades 3-6. 1977.

Searching for Lottie
DB96310 4 hours 11 minutes
by Susan L. Ross
read by Faith Potts
More than six decades after the end of World War II, twelve-year-old Charlie, a budding musician, searches for clues about her violin-prodigy namesake’s fate. For grades 4-7. 2019.

Scary Stories

The Darkdeep
DB92809 6 hours 56 minutes
by Ally Condie and Brendan Reichs
read by Andy Pyle
Nico, Tyler, Ella, and Opal discover a hidden island in a forbidden cove that appears uninhabited. But something ancient has awakened and it knows their wishes, dreams, and darkest secrets. For grades 4-7. 2018.

DB96340 7 hours 8 minutes
by Pat Cummings
read by Alec Volz
After his parents’ tragic deaths, Trace
moves in with his artistic aunt and yearns to be noticed at his new school. Then strange circumstances lead him to a ghost in the basement of the New York Public Library—and to something in his own past. For grades 5-8. 2019.

The Haunted Mask: Goosebumps
DB96987 2 hours 31 minutes
by R.L. Stine
read by various narrators
A young girl purchases the most frighteningly lifelike Halloween mask and then, to her horror, discovers that she is unable to remove it from her face. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 1993.

Archimancy: Shadow School
DB96894 7 hours 24 minutes
by J.A. White
read by Kim Mai Guest
Cordelia Liu and her friend Benji see ghosts around Shadow School. Together with super-smart Agnes, the trio are determined to find out why the ghosts are there and if they can set them free. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2019.


It Wasn’t Me
DB93126 7 hours 32 minutes
by Dana Alison Levy
read by various narrators
When Theo’s photography project is vandalized, the five students nearby all claim it wasn’t them. So Theo’s favorite teacher suggests they all spend vacation week together and get to the truth. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2018.

Spin the Golden Light Bulb
DB95845 8 hours 42 minutes
by Jackie Yeager
read by Deborah Desmone
Kia and four of her classmates are selected to compete in the Fiftieth Annual Piedmont Challenge to win a coveted spot at PIPS, the Piedmont Inventors Prep School. But first they must solve a series of tasks against the other teams at Camp Piedmont. For grades 4-7. 2017.

Science Fiction

The Flooded Earth, Books 1-2
DB96547 16 hours 12 minutes
by Mardi McConnochie
read by Alec Volz
Two books, written in 2016-17, featuring a world where devastating floods have changed the face of the planet. In The Flooded Earth, twins search for their missing father. In The Castle in the Sea, the twins and their friends must evade capture and pirates. For grades 4-7. 2017.

A Problematic Paradox
DB95773 9 hours 33 minutes
by Eliot Sappingfield
read by Abigail Maupin
Thirteen-year-old Nikola’s world is turned upside down when her father is abducted by aliens and she is transported to a boarding school for geniuses. But things get even stranger when she realizes she has certain abilities that put her school in danger. For grades 5-8. 2018.

Sports Stories

Deep Zone
DB96625 6 hours 14 minutes
by Tim Green
read by Charlie Thurston
Football stars Ty and Troy are eager to face each other in a seven-on-seven tournament being held at the Super Bowl. Meanwhile, their family members put both boys in danger. Sequel to The Big Time (DB 71948). Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2011.

Bouncing Back
DB97078 5 hours 56 minutes
by Scott Ostler
read by Sean Patrick Hopkins
Orphaned after a tragic accident, Carlos learns what it truly means to be a teammate when he must help save his new wheelchair basketball team’s gym from destruction. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2019.

Children’s Nonfiction

Animals and Wildlife

Saving the Tasmanian Devil: How Science Is Helping the World’s Largest Marsupial Carnivore Survive
DB96962 2 hours 0 minutes
by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
read by Kurt Elftmann
Follows the scientists who are working to stop a contagious tumor that is killing the Tasmanian devil. The research being done on the Australian marsupial has potential to affect all animals, and even humans, as they learn more about how to prevent and hopefully eradicate certain genetic diseases. For grades 5-8. 2019.

Shark Quest: Protecting the Ocean’s Top Predators
DB92640 3 hours 42 minutes
by Karen Romano Young
read by Michael Scherer
Overview of sharks, from their intelligence and feeding habits to how researchers study sharks at sea. Discusses the human impact on their populations, and what we can do to save these incredible predators. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2018.


Women in Art: 50 Fearless Creatives Who Inspired the World
DB96968 3 hours 53 minutes
by Rachel Ignotofsky
read by Michael Scherer
Profiles fifty pioneering female artists, from Guan Daosheng, a thirteenth-century Chinese poet and painter, to Maya Lin, an American artist who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. Discusses the elements and principles of art and design, statistics, and the tools used. For grades 5-8. 2019.

Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum
DB96903 0 hours 46 minutes
by Dr. Seuss
read by Samira Wiley
Explores different artists and their creative processes with a horse as your guide. Based on an unfinished manuscript and sketches by Dr. Seuss that were discovered years after his death. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2019.


Planetarium: Welcome to the Museum
DB95957 2 hours 32 minutes
by Raman Prinja
read by Eva Wilhelm
Introduction to all of the aspects of space, from the sun and our solar system to the lives of stars, the Milky Way, and the universe beyond. For grades 4-7. 2018.


DK Life Stories, Books 1-8
DB95964 12 hours 20 minutes
by Diane Bailey and others
read by Steven Carpenter
Eight biographies featuring influential people who changed the world. Includes Albert Einstein, Anne Frank, Gandhi, Katherine Johnson, Helen Keller, Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, and Florence Nightingale. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2019.

Thrilling Thieves: Liars, Cheats, and Cons Who Changed History
DB92641 4 hours 42 minutes
by Brianna DuMont
read by Michael Scherer
Profiles of twelve troublemakers from history, including Robert Fortune, a Scottish gardener who worked for the tea-loving British government. His mission: to steal tea seeds from China. For grades 5-8. 2018.

Dissenter on the Bench: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Life & Work
DB96056 4 hours 56 minutes
by Victoria Ortiz
read by Lisa Larsen
Recounts the life and career of the fiercely principled Supreme Court justice, now a popular icon, with accounts of her landmark cases that advanced legal protection of human rights. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2019.

Amelia Earhart
DB96618 2 hours 42 minutes
by Andrew Prentice
read by Elizabeth Cottle
Biography of one of the world’s most famous pilots, Amelia Earhart
(1897-1937). Reveals how Earhart went from being a little Kansas tomboy to becoming a high-flying feminist icon. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2019.

Fantastic Failures: True Stories of People Who Changed the World by Falling Down First
DB92643 8 hours 59 minutes
by Luke Reynolds
read by David DeBoy
Author of Surviving Middle School (DB 85927) presents a collection of short biographies featuring successful individuals who overcame significant challenges in their lives. Profiles include J.K. Rowling, Ellen DeGeneres, Christopher Reeve, and Sonia Sotomayor. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2018.

House of Dreams: The Life of L.M. Montgomery
DB92628 8 hours 46 minutes
by Liz Rosenberg
read by Margaret Strom
Recounts the life of best-selling Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942), best known for her series of novels that begins with Anne of Green Gables (DB 56114). Includes details of Montgomery’s later years, from her unhappy marriage to her battle with depression. For grades 6-9. 2018.

Spring after Spring: How Rachel Carson Inspired the Environmental Movement
DB96318 0 hours 28 minutes
by Stephanie Roth Sisson
read by Joe Peck
Traces Rachel Carson’s journey from curious young girl to scientist and author. Discusses the alarming impact of pesticides that she uncovered and wrote about, and how her work ultimately paved the way for the modern environmental movement. For grades K-3. 2018.

Blindness and Physical Disabilities

Just Ask! Be Different, Be Brave, Be You
DB97234 0 hours 17 minutes
by Sonia Sotomayor
read by Colleen Delany
Sonia and her friends plant a garden, and each one explains how they contribute in his or her own special way. For grades K-3. 2019.

Career and Job Training

From an Idea to..., Books 1-4
DB95975 5 hours 16 minutes
by Lowey Bundy Sichol
read by Colleen Delany
Four books explore the history of four innovative and successful companies: Disney, Google, Lego, and Nike. Includes From an Idea to Disney: How Branding Made Disney a Household Name, From an Idea to Google: How Innovation at Google Changed the World, and more. For grades 4-7. 2019.


Google It: A History of Google
DB92485 5 hours 30 minutes
by Anna Crowley Redding
read by Steven Carpenter
Award-winning investigative reporter shares the inspiring story of how two Stanford college students, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, took a simple concept and created one of the most influential and innovative companies—Google. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2018.


The Teen Kitchen: Recipes We Love to Cook
DB96311 5 hours 12 minutes
by Emily Allen and Lyla Allen
read by Margaret Strom
Step-by-step directions and an introduction to the basic tools a young chef needs. Outlines techniques ranging from knife skills to ingredient swaps. Recipes include carrot cake pancakes, Mediterranean stuffed peppers, maple milkshakes, and more. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2019.


Harry Potter: A Journey through A History of Magic
DB96218 4 hours 12 minutes
by British Library
read by Steven Carpenter
Explores the British Library’s Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibit. Provides an overview of the Hogwarts curriculum, magical artifacts, unique creatures, and details of Diagon Alley. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2017.

Government and Politics

The US Congress for Kids: Over 200 Years of Lawmaking, Deal-Breaking, and Compromising; with 21 Activities
DB96574 6 hours 14 minutes
by Ronald A. Reis
read by Joe Peck
Examines the role of the US Congress and helps children understand how the government functions and why it matters. Combines stories with details about the personalities of notable politicians and the turning points in our legislative history. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2014.

Jokes, Riddles, and Rhymes

The Unofficial Harry Potter Joke Book: Stupefying Shenanigans for Slytherin
DB95842 1 hour 49 minutes
by Brian Boone
read by Kurt Elftmann
Hundreds of jokes and riddles a Slytherin would love. Includes categories such as Draco’s Burn Ward, Knock-Knockturn Alley, and jokes that will make you want to self-obliviate. For grades 2-4 and older readers. 2018.


Brave the Page: A Young Writer’s Guide to Telling Epic Stories
DB96759 4 hours 49 minutes
by Rebecca Stern and Grant Faulkner
read by various narrators
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) guide for budding writers. Offers practical advice on how to organize and commit to writing stories and novels, and includes motivating essays from such popular authors as John Green and Marissa Meyer. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2019.

Nature and the Environment

What a Waste
DB95958 1 hour 40 minutes
by Jess French
read by Eva Wilhelm
Explains what we’re doing to our environment, both the good and the bad. Discusses the different types of pollution and waste streams and the progress we’ve made in renewable energy and recycling. For grades 2-4. 2019.


A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers
DB96626 1 hour 25 minutes
by Fred Rogers
read by various narrators
Lyrics to seventy-five songs from the children’s television program Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, collected and presented as a treasury of poems. Lyrics explore topics such as feelings, new siblings, everyday life, and imagination. Commercial audiobook. For preschool-grade 2 and older readers. 2019.

Science and Technology

Ask a Scientist
DB95682 2 hours 58 minutes
by Robert Winston
read by Robert Sams
Collection of 100 real-life questions from kids to Professor Winston on every aspect of science. For grades 3-6. 2019.

Sports and Recreation

The Young Adventurer’s Guide to (Almost) Everything: Build a Fort, Camp like a Champ, Poop in the Woods—45 Action-Packed Outdoor Activities
DB95832 3 hours 28 minutes
by Ben Hewitt and Penny Hewitt
read by Steven Carpenter
Step-by-step instructions for activities from foraging for a wild snack to building a debris-hut fort. Encourages kids to explore the natural world (starting in the comfort of their own backyard) through a whole new set of skills and knowledge. For grades 5-8. 2019.

U.S. History

Bringing Down a President: The Watergate Scandal
DB96591 4 hours 38 minutes
by Andrea Balis and Elizabeth Levy
read by Patrick Downer
Recounts the administration of President Richard Nixon, the 1972 Watergate break-in, and the cover-up that led to Nixon’s resignation. Highlights the events, personalities, and issues involved in the scandal, featuring quotes from primary source materials. Some strong language. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2019.

Foreign Language


Largo Pétalo de Mar (A Long Petal of the Sea)
DB96541 14 horas 50 minutos
por Isabel Allende
leído por Martin Untrojb
La vida de Roser Bruguera esta entrelazada repentinamente con la de Víctor Dalmau mientras ambos huyen a Francia durante la guerra civil española. Junto con dos mil personas abordan el SS Winnipeg, un barco fletado por el poeta Pablo Neruda para llevar refugiados a Chile. Violencia. (Roser Bruguera finds her life intertwined with that of Víctor Dalmau as they both flee to France during the Spanish Civil War. Along with two thousand others, they board the SS Winnipeg, a ship chartered by the poet Pablo Neruda to take refugees to Chile. Violence.) 2019.

El Día Que Se Perdió el Amor (The Day Love Was Lost)
DB92478 10 horas 29 minutos
por Javier Castillo
leído por Walter Krochmal
Nueva York, 2014. Cuando una joven se encuentra caminando desnuda por las calles con pedazos de papel amarillentos en su mano, el inspector Bowring del FBI comienza a ver conexiones con otros casos irresoluto en la ciudad. Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones de índole sexual. (New York, 2014. When a young woman is found walking the streets naked with pieces of yellowed paper in hand, FBI Inspector Bowring begins to see connections with other unsolved cases in the city. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2018.

Laberinto de Sangre (Labyrinth of Blood)
DB95824 7 horas 31 minutos
por Raúl Garbantes
leído por Martin Untrojb
Después de obtener una promoción en su trabajo, Sean Cartwright traslada a su familia a una casa grande fuera de Olympia, Washington, que incluye un laberinto de jardín que rápidamente asume un aspecto siniestro. Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones de índole sexual. (After attaining a promotion, Sean Cartwright moves his family to a large house outside Olympia, Washington, that includes a garden labyrinth—which quickly assumes a sinister aspect. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2019.

No Hay Vuelta Atrás: El Poder de las Mujeres para Cambiar el Mundo (The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World)
DB96680 10 horas 10 minutos
por Melinda Gates
leído por Rocio Ramirez
La filántropa y copresidenta de la Fundación de Bill y Melinda Gates discute su descubrimiento del vínculo entre el empoderamiento femenino y la salud social. Proporciona formas simples de efectuar cambios y hacer una diferencia, incluyendo los problemas relacionados con la planificación familiar, el trabajo doméstico, y los prejuicios de género. (Philanthropist and cochair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation discusses her discovery of the link between female empowerment and societal health. Provides simple ways to effect change and make a difference, including issues surrounding family planning, household labor, and gender bias.) 2019.

El Asesinato de García Lorca (The Assassination of Federico García Lorca)
DB94198 18 horas 13 minutos
por Ian Gibson
leído por Aurelio Dominguez
Describe las circunstancias y el impacto del asesinato del célebre poeta y dramaturgo español Federico García Lorca por las fuerzas nacionalistas en 1936. Edición original publicada en 1971; revisado con nuevo prólogo por el autor. Traducido del inglés. Violencia y lenguaje injurioso. (Describes the circumstances and impact of the killing of celebrated Spanish poet and playwright Federico García Lorca by Nationalist forces in 1936. Original edition published in 1971; revised with new prologue by the author. Translated from English. Violence and strong language.) 2018.

Secreto Biblia (Secret Bible)
DB93931 17 horas 28 minutos
por Leopoldo Mendívil López
leído por María Pino
Max León, un investigador de la policía mexicana—junto con John Apóstole, Serpentia Lotan, y Clara Vanthi—se ve obligado a buscar en las islas griegas para encontrar la Biblia original. Violencia. (Max León, a Mexican police investigator—along with John Apóstole, Serpentia Lotan, and Clara Vanthi—is forced to search the Greek islands to find the original Bible. Violence.) 2018.

Che: La Vida por un Mundo Mejor (Che: A Life for a Better World)
DB93247 14 horas 10 minutos
por Pacho O’Donnell
leído por Walter Krochmal
Biografía del médico y revolucionario argentino Ernesto “Che” Guevara (1928-1967). Explora su juventud, su papel central en la Revolución Cubana, su breve permanencia como funcionario y diplomático, su muerte en Bolivia intentando fomentar un levantamiento campesino, y el poder duradero de su mito. Sin clasificación. Audiolibro comercial (Biography of Argentinian doctor and revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara (1928-1967). Explores his childhood, his seminal role in the Cuban Revolution, his brief tenure as functionary and diplomat, his death in Bolivia attempting to foment a peasant uprising, and the lasting power of his myth. Unrated. Commercial audiobook.) 2006.

Pasando Páginas: La Historia de Mi Vida (Turning Pages: My Life Story)
DB92918 0 horas 34 minutos
por Sonia Sotomayor
leído por Irma Bello
La primera juez latina en la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos, Sonia Sotomayor recuerda la influencia formativa de los libros en su vida. Ella explora cómo su amor por la literatura le proporcionó la inspiración para realizar sus sueños. Para grados 2-4. (The first Latina Supreme Court justice, Sonia Sotomayor recalls the formative influence of books in her life. She explores how her love of literature provided her with the inspiration to realize her dreams. For grades 2-4.) 2018.

Una Educación (Educated: A Memoir)
DB95267 14 horas 26 minutos
por Tara Westover
leído por Catherine Nunez
Una memoria que explora el camino de la autora desde ser criada en una familia mormona fundamentalista y paranoica en la que fue educada en el hogar hasta que eventualmente se graduó eventualmente de Cambridge y Harvard con títulos avanzados. Discute las dificultades enfrentadas por su familia, el abuso a manos de un hermano y más. (Memoir exploring the author’s path from being raised in a fundamentalist, paranoiac Mormon family where she was homeschooled to eventually working her way to graduate degrees at Cambridge and Harvard. Discusses hardships faced by the family, abuse at the hands of a sibling, and more.) 2019.

Audio Magazines

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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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