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NLS on the Move: The latest on our new initiatives

In July 2017, NLS launched a newsletter called “NLS on the Move” to keep the staff in our national network of cooperating libraries updated on the progress of pilot projects and other new initiatives. Selections from this newsletter that may be of interest to NLS patrons are reprinted in Talking Book Topics and Braille Book Review.

Next phase of wireless delivery pilot begins

Originally published February 22, 2018

Patron volunteers from almost forty network libraries around the country are beginning the next phase of testing of wireless delivery using the prototype device we call the MOCA (an acronym for MObile CArtridge device).

The MOCA—designed largely by NLS engineers—allows the volunteers to access books and magazines from the NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) site that have been “pushed” to the device by network library reader advisors. The selections are transferred to a cartridge that can be played on an NLS digital talking-book machine or compatible commercial player—and used again and again to receive more books and magazines. The MOCA relies on public cellular networks, not on Wi-Fi.

Staff members at several network libraries tested the MOCA last fall and then recruited patrons for the current pilot. “We asked each participating library to identify three or four patrons who are avid readers but don’t use BARD because they don’t have a computer or a mobile device,” Education and Training Specialist Paula Bahmani said. “We were also looking for patrons who were willing to try something new and give us detailed feedback on their experience with wireless delivery.”

The first MOCAs were shipped to patrons from eight libraries in January; more will go out in the coming weeks. When the pilot ends this summer, NLS will evaluate the results and decide next steps.

“This pilot is intended to study the feasibility and cost of wireless download for our patrons,” Director Karen Keninger said. “It’s one small step of many that we’re taking toward planning the future of NLS.”



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Wooden games available for purchase

The Braille Superstore has brought back its wooden games, which are made of teak and adapted for blind players. Titles include Connect Four, Chess, Shut the Box, Backgammon, Tangram, Parcheesi, Chinese Checkers, and Snakes and Ladders. For more information, call the Braille Superstore at 1-800-987-1231 (toll-free) or visit www.braillebookstore.comExternal.

Braille maps available from NBP

The collection of tactile maps and other drawings produced by the Princeton Braillists over the past three decades has been transferred to National Braille Press (NBP), where arrangements are being made for ongoing distribution. The Princeton Braillists produced thirty-five books of tactile maps. The maps are detailed and labeled in braille only, so some experience with tactile drawings is recommended for map users.

National Braille Press hopes to maintain and reproduce the current maps while looking into ways to update the geographical information, recode the braille to meet Unified English Braille standards, and create new volumes for different countries and states. For more information about these maps and drawings, call (617) 425-2442.

Books for Adults

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Adult Fiction


Strange the Dreamer
DB87837 18 hours 22 minutes
by Laini Taylor
read by Steve West
War orphan and junior librarian Lazlo Strange gets an unexpected opportunity to follow his dream of seeking the mythic lost city of Weep, with the Godslayer and his band of legendary warriors. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2017.


King's Cage
DB87322 16 hours 37 minutes
by Victoria Aveyard
read by Lise Bruneau
With Mare powerless as a prisoner of King Maven Calore, her rebel Reds and newbloods continue to organize and train as they prepare for war, while exiled prince Cal sets out to rescue Mare from captivity. Sequel to Glass Sword (DB84411). Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

The Queen of Swords
DB89486 14 hours 45 minutes
by R.S. Belcher
read by Teresa Willis
The Daughters of Lilith come from a long line of supernatural assassins trained to fight evil. In 1870, Maude Stapleton will need those skills to rescue her kidnapped daughter, while in 1721 her ancestor Anne Bonny employed her skills as a notorious pirate. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

City of Miracles
DB88006 19 hours 33 minutes
by Robert Jackson Bennett
read by Alma Cuervo
After all their adventures together, Sigrud je Harkvaldsson always thought his old boss Ashara Komayd would call him back to her service. When he discovers she has been murdered, Sigrud focuses on revenge, even if it means fighting divine forces. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

One Dark Throne
DB89215 12 hours 6 minutes
by Kendare Blake
read by Madelyn Buzzard
The battle for the crown continues among the triplets. Katharine returns changed and no longer meek, Arsinoe desires peace with her sisters, and Mirabella worries about protecting those around her. Sequel to Three Dark Crowns (DB86706). Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Blood Rose Rebellion
DB87584 11 hours 29 minutes
by Rosalyn Eves
read by Fiona Hardingham
After accidentally breaking her sister's debut spell, sixteen-year-old Anna Arden is banished to Hungary, where she discovers a different, yet appealing, type of life. But her ability to break spells grows and becomes something others wish to manipulate. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Even the Darkest Stars
DB89269 12 hours 30 minutes
by Heather Fawcett
read by Jill Fox
When the Royal Explorer River Shara prepares for his expedition to the dangerous mountain Raksha, Kamzin, a novice adventurer, unexpectedly joins his group after her older sister did the unthinkable and left with a rival explorer. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Sapphire Blue
DB87688 8 hours 59 minutes
by Kerstin Gier
read by Marisa Calin
Gwen, the newest and final member of the secret time-traveling Circle of Twelve, searches through history for the other time-travelers. Sequel to Ruby Red (DB74485). Translated from the 2010 German edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2012.

The Turn: The Hollows Begins with Death
DB87618 18 hours 54 minutes
by Kim Harrison
read by Theresa Conkin
Elf geneticist Trisk hopes to use her skills to save her people. Her rival, Trent Kalamack, tampers with her project, unleashing a virus that threatens to wipe out humanity. Prequel to the Hollows series, set in the 1960s. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

DB87619 12 hours 33 minutes
by S. Jae-Jones
read by Teresa Willis
An uneventful adulthood looms for Liesl, daughter of an innkeeper and musician. Her world shifts when her sister is taken by the mischievous Goblin King. Liesl journeys to the Underground to save her, and she soon faces an impossible decision. Descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Intensity: Chronicles of Nick
DB89504 5 hours 12 minutes
by Sherrilyn Kenyon
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
As War and Death inch closer to a battle, Nick has other problems. Framed for murders he didn't commit, Nick doesn't know whom to trust, and he needs to embrace dangerous new powers. Sequel to Invision (DB88610). Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Heroine Worship: Heroine Complex, Book 2
DB89162 14 hours 1 minute
by Sarah Kuhn
read by Pilar Witherspoon
Superheroine Aveda Jupiter wasn't always a good friend to Evie Tanaka, but she plans to change. She gets her chance when Evie gets engaged and names her maid of honor, just as an evil force begins targeting brides. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

DB89212 10 hours 24 minutes
by Matthew Laurence
read by Teresa Willis
Sara Vanadi is secretly Freya, the Norse goddess of love, beauty, war, and death. She lives peacefully at a mental hospital, but when a representative from an evil corporation arrives and threatens her, Sara decides to fight back. Violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

The Witches of New York
DB89391 16 hours 51 minutes
by Ami McKay
read by Pilar Witherspoon
New York, 1880. Beatrice Dunn is hoping to get a job at Tea and Sympathy, a discreet establishment run by two witches. Beatrice can speak to the dead, and her arrival has attracted the attention of an evil force. Some violence and some strong language. 2017.

Tales of the Ketty Jay, Books 1–2
DB89160 33 hours 12 minutes
by Chris Wooding
read by Robert Sams
The first two novels in a series about airship pirates, written between 2009 and 2010. In Retribution Falls, Captain Darian Frey takes a seemingly easy job to hijack an airship carrying valuable cargo. Also includes The Black Lung Captain. Some violence and some strong language. 2010.


Fairy Tales for the Disillusioned: Enchanted Stories from the French Decadent Tradition
DB89543 8 hours 57 minutes
edited by Gretchen Schultz and Lewis Seifert
read by Emily Ellet
A collection of thirty-six fairy tales written by authors of the Decadent literary movement in nineteenth-century France. Drawing on classic French tales as well as Arthurian legends and English and German stories, the themes include the decline of civilization, gender confusion, and the incursion of industrialization. Some violence. 2016.


White Tears
DB87588 10 hours 18 minutes
by Hari Kunzru
read by various narrators
Seth and Carter are music buffs interested in old blues records. When Seth makes a recording of a random musician in the park, Carter decides to market it as a lost 1920s recording of someone named Charlie Shaw. A collector insists that Shaw is real. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Woman Next Door
DB87436 8 hours 30 minutes
by Yewande Omotoso
read by Adjoa Andoh
Elderly neighbors Hortensia James and Marion Agostino have been at war with each other for years despite their shared hedge. They have much in common—except their skin color. An unforeseen event forces them to begin a dialogue, and they reevaluate choices in their lives. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Music of the Ghosts
DB89428 11 hours 10 minutes
by Vaddey Ratner
read by Peter Holdway
In 1979, Teera and her aunt fled the war in Cambodia. Years later, Teera gets a letter from a man who claims to have known her father in a Khmer Rouge prison. Teera decides to return to the country of her birth. Some violence. 2017.

Still Life with Woodpecker
DB87438 8 hours 26 minutes
by Tom Robbins
read by Paige O'Malley
Bawdy fairy tale of exiled Princess Leigh-Cheri, now living in Seattle, who, on a trip to Hawaii, meets and is swept off her feet by outlaw Bernard Mickey "Woodpecker" Wrangle. Their ecstatic love is temporarily interrupted when he is jailed as a fugitive. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 1980.

DB87683 4 hours 25 minutes
by Kimberla Lawson Roby
read by Maria Howell
Traci Calloway Cole thinks Simone Phillips's imitation of her style and appearance is only the sincerest form of flattery. When she finds out exactly how far Simone has gone with her copycat behavior, however, Simone's world begins to fall apart. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Flea Palace
DB89544 16 hours 18 minutes
by Elif Shafak
read by Catherine Byers
In Istanbul's Bonbon Palace, ten apartments have been formed, each occupied by different residents. Some are families, some are single people, but all have their own stories to tell within the flea-infested building. Translated from the original Turkish. Strong language. 2004.


Price of Privilege
DB89208 16 hours 13 minutes
by Jessica Dotta
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Determined to rid herself of Chance Macy once and for all after the events of Mark of Distinction (DB88896), Julia Elliston attempts to outwit him. However, he reveals their marriage to society, and Julia finds everything she values at risk. Some violence. 2014.

Historical Fiction

Woman Enters Left
DB89380 8 hours 57 minutes
by Jessica Brockmole
read by Erin Jones
1952. Actress Louise Wilde receives an inheritance from screenwriter Florence "Florrie" Daniels. Louise barely knew Florrie, but finds out that Florrie was her mother's best friend. As Louise digs into their pasts, she discovers answers that may help her own troubled marriage. 2017.

The Hearts of Men
DB89110 13 hours 48 minutes
by Nickolas Butler
read by Brit Herring
As teenagers in 1962, Nelson Doughty and Jonathan Quick meet at Boy Scout camp. Unlikely friends, their paths diverge. Nelson becomes the new camp director, while Jonathan's son and, later, grandson attend. Events leave the two men examining their lives. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

In the Name of the Family
DB87585 14 hours 13 minutes
by Sarah Dunant
read by Nicholas Boulton
As Alexander VI ascends to the papal throne in 1502, he reflects on the work done by him, his son Cesare, and his daughter Lucrezia to reach this point. He schemes and manipulates to broaden the Borgia empire, but the intrigues of court and family conspire against him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

There Your Heart Lies
DB89257 11 hours 33 minutes
by Mary Gordon
read by Gabriella Cavallero
As a young woman, Marian traveled to Spain to help fight for the Republican cause during the Spanish Civil War. Approaching the end of her life, she reveals her hidden past to her granddaughter and encourages her to find a purpose in her life. Some violence and some strong language. 2017.

The Last Tudor
DB89229 18 hours 37 minutes
by Philippa Gregory
read by Kristin Allison
The three Grey sisters—Jane, Katherine, and Mary—must live their lives with caution as they are the heirs to the Tudor throne. However, each falls prey to love. Jane instructs Katherine to learn to die through God's love, but Katherine and Mary find their downfall in men. Bestseller. 2017.

DB88004 12 hours 15 minutes
by Melissa Lenhardt
read by Suehyla El-attar
After Dr. Catherine Bennett is accused of murder, she knows she will not be able to prove her innocence before she is hanged. Escaping to the West on a wagon train, she survives an attack by the Comanche. Rescued, she finds her identity is soon threatened. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

A Want of Kindness
DB87403 12 hours 9 minutes
by Joanne Limburg
read by Catherine Byers
Restoration England. Young Princess Anne comes of age in the court of her uncle, King Charles II. Tensions rise when her Catholic father inherits the throne and then is deposed in favor of her sister. Anne also deals with personal tragedy as she tries to bear and raise healthy children. 2016.

The Unquiet Grave
DB89436 11 hours 40 minutes
by Sharyn McCrumb
read by Abigail Maupin
West Virginia. In 1930, attorney James Gardner is committed to a sanitarium, where he tells his doctor about one of his first cases—a murder prosecution based on the testimony of a ghost. In 1896, Mary Jane Heaster's daughter, Zona, marries a man she disapproves of; weeks later, Zona is dead. 2017.

Caroline: Little House, Revisited
DB89267 13 hours 38 minutes
by Sarah Miller
read by Kerry Dukin
Caroline Ingalls is faced with moving her family—husband, Charles, and daughters, Mary and Laura—from Wisconsin to Kansas Territory while pregnant. The pioneer life has its challenges as well as its joys. Caroline must discover untapped wells of strength inside herself. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Blood Red Snow White
DB89167 6 hours 22 minutes
by Marcus Sedgwick
read by Steven Carpenter
After leaving behind his family in England to work as a journalist in Russia, Arthur Ransome falls in love with his new country and the Bolshevik revolutionary leader's secretary, Evgenia. Soon he is suspected of being a spy on both sides. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2007.


Merry and Bright
DB89198 4 hours 23 minutes
by Debbie Macomber
read by various narrators
Merry Smith is too busy with her family, holiday preparations, and a demanding boss to be thinking about dating. Her mother takes the decision out of her hands by setting her up with an online dating service—but her perfect match is someone she never expected. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Human Relationships

Seeking Sarah
DB89499 6 hours 38 minutes
by ReShonda Tate Billingsley
read by Mare Trevathan
Despite a great job and a new engagement, Brooke Hayes is still haunted by the death of her mother. When she learns that her mother, Sarah, is still alive, she decides to find her. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Piper Perish
DB89216 10 hours 23 minutes
by Kayla Cagan
read by Abigail Maupin
Piper Perish and her two friends, Kit and Enzo, plan on going to art school in New York City together. After Enzo breaks up with her at a dance, however, life-changing events threaten Piper's dream. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland
DB89214 7 hours 11 minutes
by Rebekah Crane
read by Abigail Maupin
After Zander's parents ship her off to Camp Padua, a summer camp for at-risk teens, she wonders how she fits in with the ragtag group of odd campers. Then, she teams up with a few of them to break some rules and form unlikely bonds. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Don't Let My Baby Do Rodeo
DB87468 10 hours 37 minutes
by Boris Fishman
read by Gregory Maupin
Sudden changes in the behavior of their eight-year-old son Max prompt Maya and Alex to embark on a road trip to Montana to find Max's birth parents. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

The Last Laugh
DB89330 6 hours 47 minutes
by Lynn Freed
read by Laura Giannarelli
Three women, all approaching the age of seventy, decide to spend a year on a Greek island to get away from family and romantic entanglements. At first it seems like paradise, but complications soon arrive. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

The Book of Summer
DB89059 13 hours 2 minutes
by Michelle Gable
read by Catherine Byers
With her marriage ended, Bess Codman heads to her family's summer home on Nantucket. The house is in danger of falling off the eroding cliffside, but Bess's mother, Cissy, refuses to leave. Bess discovers a guest book full of stories from her great-grandmother's life. Some strong language. 2017.

Exit West
DB87691 4 hours 44 minutes
by Moshin Hamid
read by Moshin Hamid
Set in an unnamed city with a strict social code, atheist Nadia rebels against the strictures put upon her. She falls in love with the gentle, religious-minded Saeed as their city falls into chaos and militias seize control, forcing the pair to flee together. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Book of Polly
DB87486 9 hours 21 minutes
by Kathy Hepinstall
read by Jenna Lamia
Polly is sixty-eight, drinks copious margaritas, chain smokes, fights with the neighbors, and in general embarrasses her ten-year-old daughter, Willow. But even though Willow sometimes longs for a more conventional mother, she fears losing Polly forever. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
DB87829 11 hours 3 minutes
by Gail Honeyman
read by Cathleen McCarron
Socially awkward and perpetually cranky, Eleanor works a boring office job and avoids dealing with other people whenever possible. She begins to open up after she develops a crush on a local musician and also becomes friendly with Raymond, the new IT guy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

At the Edge of the Universe
DB87605 11 hours 25 minutes
by Shaun David Hutchinson
read by Alec Volz
When his best-friend-turned-boyfriend goes missing and seems to be forgotten by everyone else, Ozzie begins to believe that the universe is shrinking. He forges ties with a new friend, as he struggles to figure out what is happening. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Pretty Little World
DB87500 8 hours 43 minutes
by Elizabeth LaBan and Melissa DePino
read by Mare Trevathan
Celia and Mark have outgrown their Philadelphia row home and are reluctantly facing the thought of moving away from their best friends and neighbors. An unusual solution is suggested—knock down the walls between houses and have three families share a communal home. Descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2017.

You in Five Acts
DB87638 8 hours 40 minutes
by Una LaMarche
read by Mare Trevathan
Five friends, Joy, Diego, Liv, Ethan, and Dave, dream of stardom while attending a prestigious New York City performing arts school. But pressures to succeed, relationship woes, and a tragedy change their lives forever. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Edgar and Lucy
DB87476 19 hours 46 minutes
by Victor Lodato
read by Victor Lodato
As an eight-year-old with albinism, Edgar was always going to be different. No one will discuss the accident in which Edgar lost his father. Then his mother, Lucy, leaves him with his grandmother. When tragedy strikes again, Lucy and Edgar must both find ways to adjust. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Character, Driven
DB87606 9 hours 9 minutes
by David Lubar
read by Andy Pyle
In his last year of high school, seventeen-year-old virgin Cliff has to figure out what to do with his life, including how to meet new girl Jillian and deal with his father's unemployment. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

The Horse Dancer
DB87713 16 hours 6 minutes
by Jojo Moyes
read by Fiona Hardingham
Lawyer Natasha is facing trouble at work while also forced to share a house with her ex-husband, Mac. In her work with troubled teens, Natasha meets willful, fourteen-year-old Sarah. Natasha decides to take the girl under her wing, but that also means taking on Sarah's horse Boo. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2009.

The Reason You're Alive
DB89217 5 hours 26 minutes
by Matthew Quick
read by Jack Fox
After surgery for a brain tumor, irascible Vietnam vet David Granger reconnects with his son and granddaughter. Still haunted by his wartime experiences, he is determined to return a war souvenir to a fellow vet. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Saint Death
DB89512 5 hours 43 minutes
by Marcus Sedgwick
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Barely avoiding the gangs outside Juárez, Mexico, Arturo finds himself in grave danger after he agrees to help his friend Faustino, who has stolen a gang's drug money to smuggle his girlfriend and her baby into the U.S. Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

South Pole Station
DB89284 12 hours 18 minutes
by Ashley Shelby
read by Eva Wilhelm
Reeling from a tragedy, painter Cooper Gosling decides to head to Antarctica as part of a National Science Foundation program to bring artists and writers to the South Pole. She bonds with her fellow misfits, all fleeing something. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

DB89026 6 hours 50 minutes
by Robin Sloan
read by Therese Plummer
Software engineer Lois Clary works long, solitary hours programming at a San Francisco robotics company. When the two brothers who run a local take-out restaurant are deported, she inherits their sourdough starter, learns to bake, and changes her life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Words on Bathroom Walls
DB89287 6 hours 50 minutes
by Julia Walton
read by David DeBoy
Recently diagnosed with schizophrenia, sixteen-year-old Adam journals his thoughts to his therapist about his family, friends, and first love. He undergoes a new drug trial that gives him hope, even while he is keeping his illness a secret. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Map of the Heart
DB89246 12 hours 18 minutes
by Susan Wiggs
read by Suzanne Toren
Widowed photographer Camille has made a quiet life for herself and her daughter, Julie. When Camille's father receives a mysterious trunk pointing to secrets in her family's past, she and Julie travel with him to his childhood hometown in France. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Perfect Little World
DB87527 12 hours 31 minutes
by Kevin Wilson
read by Joe Peck
A psychologist sets up an experiment in communal parenting. Participating are nine married couples and nineteen-year-old single mother Izzy, all of whom agree to the ten-year project wherein their children would be raised without knowing which were their birth parents. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

This Is Where the World Ends
DB89342 6 hours 31 minutes
by Amy Zhang
read by MacKenzie Beyer
Janie and Micah, two lifelong friends, see their relationship tested after Janie is date-raped by the most popular boy in school and Micah finds himself troubled by doubts about her honesty. Strong language and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Legal Themes

The Seventh Canon
DB87507 9 hours 34 minutes
by Robert Dugoni
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Since passing the bar three years ago, San Francisco attorney Peter Donley has worked for his uncle Lou. The day Lou is asked to represent a priest accused of murder and pedophilia, he has a stroke. Taking over the distasteful case quickly puts Donley in danger. Violence and some strong language. 2016.

Mystery and Detective

The Scarred Woman
DB89023 14 hours 29 minutes
by Jussi Adler-Olsen
read by Graeme Malcolm
In a Copenhagen park, the body of an elderly woman is discovered. The case bears a striking resemblance to an unsolved homicide investigation from more than a decade ago. Detective Carl Mørck of Department Q, the cold-cases division, is charged with solving the mystery. Translated from Danish. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Robert B. Parker's Little White Lies
DB87950 7 hours 3 minutes
by Ace Atkins
read by Joe Mantegna
Connie Kelly thought she’d found her perfect man on a dating site: silver-haired, with a CIA background. She wrote him a check for almost three hundred thousand dollars, hoping for a big return on her investment. When both he and her money vanish, PI Spenser steps in. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

A Just Clause
DB89365 9 hours 19 minutes
by Lorna Barrett
read by Karen White
Tricia Miles, mystery bookstore owner and amateur sleuth, is in for a surprise when her ne'er-do-well father, John, comes to town and promptly becomes a prime suspect in the murder of a woman with her own scandalous past. Tricia is determined to solve the crime. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

DB87467 8 hours 48 minutes
by Belinda Bauer
read by Andy Pyle
Twelve-year-old Steven is determined to find out what really happened to his uncle Billy, who disappeared nineteen years ago and is thought to have been buried by serial killer Arnold Avery. When digging in the village moor leads nowhere, Steven writes to Avery in prison. Violence and strong language. 2010.

Death of a Ghost
DB87684 5 hours 38 minutes
by M.C. Beaton
read by Graeme Malcolm
Hamish Macbeth and Charlie "Clumsy" Carter spend the night in a ruined castle to investigate reports of eerie noises and lights. When Charlie disappears through the floor, it turns out he's fallen into the cellar—where a dead body is propped against the wall. Then the corpse disappears. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Talking to the Dead
DB87434 11 hours 10 minutes
by Harry Bingham
read by Siriol Jenkins
In Cardiff, Wales, a heroin-addicted hooker and her six-year-old daughter are found dead near the credit card of a well-known powerful man who died months prior. The case goes to DC Fiona Griffiths, who tends to not pick up on social cues, but is a skilled investigator. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

Crowned and Dangerous
DB87936 9 hours 59 minutes
by Rhys Bowen
read by Katherine Kellgren
Thirty-fifth in line for the British crown, Lady Georgiana Rannoch hopes to bypass a few royal rules by eloping with her beau, Darcy O'Mara. Those plans are postponed when Darcy's father is arrested for the murder of the rich American who bought his Irish castle. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Straw Man: A Jack McMorrow Mystery
DB89209 11 hours 21 minutes
by Gerry Boyle
read by Ray Foushee
While cutting trees for an elderly couple, magazine writer Jack McMorrow and his two friends get into a fight with four big guys with chain saws poaching hardwood trees. Suddenly those same criminals are turning up everywhere—stalking Jack's wife and involved in both stories he is researching. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

Make Them Pay
DB87489 13 hours 50 minutes
by Allison Brennan
read by Ann Marie Lee
Two weeks before Lucy Kincaid and Sean Rogan's wedding, Sean’s estranged sister, Eden, arrives from Europe wanting to mend fences. But Lucy's boss, SSA Noah Armstrong, begins a quiet investigation of Eden and her elusive twin, Liam, certain that, since they’re both thieves, they're here for a job or a heist. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Repo Madness
DB87490 10 hours 0 minutes
by W. Bruce Cameron
read by R.C. Bray
In this sequel to The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man (DB80722), repo man Ruddy McCann partners with the ghost of Alan Lottner, who was the father of Ruddy's fiancée Katie. Together, Ruddy and Alan work to bring down a corrupt banker, win back Katie's love, and stop a serial killer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Prostitute's Ball
DB89232 7 hours 27 minutes
by Stephen J. Cannell
read by David Hartley-Margolin
LAPD detective Shane Scully and his wife, Alexa, are driving home from a holiday party when they stumble across a shooting. A movie producer and two prostitutes were killed in a backyard party, but one bullet tells a completely different story. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2010.

Dead Water
DB87830 10 hours 7 minutes
by Ann Cleeves
read by Kenny Blyth
When the body of a journalist is found, DI Willow Reeves is drafted to head up the investigation. Inspector Jimmy Perez has been out of the loop, but his Shetland knowledge is needed in this case. He decides to help Willow. Some violence and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Cook the Books
DB89384 6 hours 36 minutes
by Jessica Conant-Park and Susan Conant
read by Deborah Desmone
Still smarting from her breakup with Josh, Chloe gets a part-time job to pay off her credit card bills. Compiling a book of recipes puts her in contact with Josh's friends, but after one dies in a mysterious kitchen fire, she investigates. Includes recipes. Some strong language. 2010.

A Turn for the Bad
DB87617 7 hours 27 minutes
by Sheila Connolly
read by Teresa Willis
Twenty-five-year-old Boston expat Maura Donovan, who inherited Sullivan's Pub in a small Irish village in County Cork, continues her amateur sleuthing after learning that local farmer John Tully disappeared off the beach while walking with his three-year-old son. A drowned body is found—but it's not Tully. 2016.

Garden of Lamentations
DB87458 12 hours 17 minutes
by Deborah Crombie
read by Teresa Willis
DI Gemma James investigates the death of a young nanny found inside a communal garden. Meanwhile, her marriage becomes strained as Kincaid looks into the history surrounding the assault on his former boss, Scotland Yard Chief Superintendent Denis Childs. Some violence and some strong language. 2017.

The Sequel
DB87679 1 hour 38 minutes
by Jeffery Deaver
read by Robert Fass
For years, Frederick Lowell has quietly managed the estate of novelist Edward Goodwin. Goodwin wrote only one novel, but it has sold hundreds of millions of copies, keeping Goodwin's troublesome children and Lowell comfortable. Then, word comes that a sequel to the novel may exist. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

A Bat in the Belfry: A Home Repair Is Homicide Mystery
DB89496 9 hours 35 minutes
by Sarah Graves
read by Kristin Allison
As a huge storm approaches Eastport, Maine, Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree's focus is saving her restored house, while the town worries about the church steeple. But when a local teen is found murdered in the belfry, a visiting childhood friend of Jake's son becomes a suspect. Some violence and some strong language. 2013.

The Woman in Blue: A Ruth Galloway Mystery
DB89388 8 hours 36 minutes
by Elly Griffiths
read by Peter Holdway
A young rehab patient—a dead ringer for DCI Harry Nelson's wife—is found murdered after being spotted the night before in a cemetery by Ruth Galloway's druid friend Cathbad. Meanwhile, Ruth's female priest friend receives threatening letters. When a female priest colleague is killed, Ruth, Nelson, and Cathbad team up. Some strong language. 2016.

Strong Cold Dead: A Caitlin Strong Novel
DB89337 11 hours 1 minute
by Jon Land
read by Kristin Allison
A billionaire is secretly mining a toxin on a reservation. The terrorist organization ISIS wants it as a weapon. Others want it for its potential to eradicate cancer. Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong investigates the case, which has similarities to a battle her Texas Ranger great-great-grandfather once waged. Violence and strong language. 2016.

Matthew Hope, Books 6–7
DB89240 16 hours 19 minutes
by Ed McBain
read by Joe Wilson
Two mysteries featuring attorney Matthew Hope. In Cinderella, Hope must decipher tapes made by his murdered PI in order to save a woman. In Puss in Boots, clues surrounding a young filmmaker's murder point to Hope's client—her husband. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1981.

DB87134 12 hours 35 minutes
by Thomas Mullen
read by Brandon Bujnowski
1948, Atlanta. War veterans Boggs and Smith are among the first black cops the city is forced to hire. Despite their limited power, they investigate the murder of a young black woman whom they encountered earlier in a white man's car. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. ALA Best Mystery. 2016.

The Room of White Fire
DB89418 11 hours 17 minutes
by T. Jefferson Parker
read by Will Damron
PI Roland Ford is asked to locate an Air Force veteran who has escaped from a mental institution. As he hears a different story from everyone involved, Ford soon realizes that a shroud of secrecy hangs over the disappearance of Clay Hickman. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

French Twist: A Detective Luc Moncrief Mystery
DB87478 3 hours 33 minutes
by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo
read by Jean Brassard
Gorgeous women are dropping dead at upscale department stores in New York City. Detective Luc Moncrief and Detective Katherine Burke are close to solving the mystery, but looks can be deceiving. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

House of Secrets, Books 2–3
DB89052 20 hours 3 minutes
by Marta Perry
read by various narrators
Following the events in Where Secrets Sleep (DB81431), two mysteries, written in 2015 and 2016, are set in the same Amish community of Laurel Ridge, Pennsylvania. Includes When Secrets Strike and How Secrets Die, in which a reporter arrives to investigate her half brother's suspicious death. 2016.

A Perilous Undertaking
DB89173 12 hours 27 minutes
by Deanna Raybourn
read by Angele Masters
London, 1887. Lepidopterist Veronica Speedwell has been invited to join the Curiosity Club—a ladies-only establishment. Fellow member Lady Sundridge requests Veronica's help in saving a man from execution for murder, but Lady Sundridge hides her own secrets. With natural historian Stoker, Veronica must separate fact from fiction. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Beautiful Broken Girls
DB89448 7 hours 35 minutes
by Kim Savage
read by Kristin Allison
When he receives a postmortem letter from her, Ben learns why Mira, the love of his life, drowned herself along with her sister. The letter challenges him to find and decode notes hidden in the seven places where they secretly touched. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

DB87472 7 hours 4 minutes
by Laurie Faria Stolarz
read by Jill Fox
After sixteen-year-old Day Connor literally falls into the arms of a stranger while trying to grab a box of saltwater taffy, she follows him, intrigued. Day soon discovers he is wanted for murder, but is convinced that he is innocent. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

The Templars' Last Secret
DB89186 9 hours 59 minutes
by Martin Walker
read by Robert Ian McKenzie
When a woman's body is found at the foot of a cliff near St. Denis, Bruno suspects a connection to the great ruin that stands on the cliff above. The Château de Commarque was once a Knights Templar stronghold with a labyrinth of prehistoric caves beneath it. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Religious Themes

A Stranger at Fellsworth: A Treasures of Surrey Novel
DB89165 12 hours 4 minutes
by Sarah E. Ladd
read by Terry Donnelly
In the wake of her family's financial ruin and the dissolution of her engagement, Miss Annabelle Thorley runs off to Fellsworth to join her estranged uncle, the school's superintendent. Learning she must work, she chafes at her new reality, but falls in love with widowed gamekeeper Owen Locke. Some violence. 2017.

Amish Classics, Books 4–5
DB89288 18 hours 1 minute
by Sarah Price
read by Kimberly Schraf
Two novels that retell the plots of Jane Austen classics in an Amish setting. Sense and Sensibility, based on Austen's novel of the same name (DB22282), tells of sisters left to depend on the charity of their half brother. Also includes Mount Hope, a retelling of Mansfield Park (DB20403). 2016.

Dakota, Books 1–5
DB88641 22 hours 55 minutes
by Lauraine Snelling
read by Catherine Byers
Five novels of inspirational romance set in early-twentieth-century North Dakota, written between 1993 and 1996. In Dakota Dawn, Nora Johanson travels from Norway to marry, but her bridegroom never arrives at the train station. Also includes Dakota Dream, Dakota Dusk, Dakota December, and Dakota Destiny. 1996.

Love Bears All Things
DB87462 8 hours 14 minutes
by Beth Wiseman
read by Kerry Dukin
Charlotte Dolinsky, from Her Brother's Keeper (DB84590), has moved to Texas to deal with personal issues. An unexpected visitor from Lancaster County arrives on her doorstep, and she is drawn back into the Amish community. There, she reconnects with Daniel Byler, who struggles with a past betrayal. 2016.


DB87674 13 hours 4 minutes
by Kristen Ashley
read by Emma Taylor
Zara Cinders knows that her boyfriend Ham isn't a good long-term bet and marries someone else. After her divorce, Zara is broke and living in a bad part of town when Ham finds her again. Can she trust him to stay this time? Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Trouble with Dukes
DB87681 9 hours 58 minutes
by Grace Burrowes
read by James Langton
Hamish MacHugh, in London to launch his sisters in society, hates that people are whispering his wartime nickname, the "Duke of Murder." Megan Windham sees Hamish's softer side, however, especially when she needs his help after an old love tries to blackmail her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Wicked Duke
DB87455 10 hours 29 minutes
by Madeline Hunter
read by Jennifer Hubbard
To protect her cousin, Marianne Radley agrees to marry Lancelot Hemingford, the Duke of Aylesbury. There is a rumor that Lance killed his brother, and he relies on Marianne to help clear his name. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

The More I See You
DB89163 12 hours 19 minutes
by Lynn Kurland
read by Pilar Witherspoon
Composer Jessica Blakely wishes on a star for a dashing knight to love her. She is transported to the year 1260, where a knight rescues her from danger. He may be chivalrous, but she finds it hard to build a relationship with a medieval man. Some descriptions of sex. 1999.

From Duke till Dawn: The London Underground
DB89432 10 hours 33 minutes
by Eva Leigh
read by Madelyn Buzzard
The Duke of Greyland has never forgotten the woman who disappeared after they shared one perfect night. When Cassandra Blair reappears, he learns it was all a con, but still agrees to help her out of a jam. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Wild at Whiskey Creek: A Hellcat Canyon Novel
DB87206 10 hours 53 minutes
by Julie Anne Long
read by Theresa Conkin
In Hellcat Canyon, California, Glory Greenleaf is a hugely talented singer-songwriter looking for her big break. She and local sheriff Eli Barlow once had a romance, but Glory cannot forgive him for putting her brother behind bars. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

Happy Ever After in Christmas
DB89098 8 hours 30 minutes
by Debbie Mason
read by Becket Royce
On her thirtieth birthday, Jill Flaherty decides to finally do something about the crush she has on her brother Jack's best friend, Sawyer Anderson. Jack doesn't approve, however, sure that the pro hockey player will break his sister's heart. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Hate to Want You: Forbidden Hearts
DB89469 10 hours 37 minutes
by Alisha Rai
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
Nicholas and Livvy's youthful romance couldn't survive the feud that erupted between their families. Although they would meet once a year for no-strings sex, now that Livvy is back in town, the pair will have to face their true feelings. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Lost and Found Sisters
DB89206 11 hours 12 minutes
by Jill Shalvis
read by Carol Dines
Quinn Weller is content with her life in Los Angeles, but everything changes when she finds out that she was adopted. She heads to Wildstone, California, where she tries to build a relationship with the sister she never knew she had. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

DB88001 10 hours 9 minutes
by Jennifer E. Smith
read by Tonya Cornelisse
Alice loves Teddy, her best friend, but has never told him. When she buys him a lottery ticket for his birthday that turns out to be a winner, their lives are changed forever, and their friendship is put to the ultimate test. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Through Waters Deep and Anchor in the Storm
DB89106 20 hours 30 minutes
by Sarah Sundin
read by Kristin Allison
Two romantic mysteries set during World War II, written between 2015 and 2016. In Through Waters Deep, a secretary at the Boston Navy Yard falls for an ensign while they search for a saboteur. Anchor in the Storm has a pharmacist and a sailor investigating drug abuses in the fleet. 2016.

Falling for Trouble
DB89270 7 hours 53 minutes
by Sarah Title
read by Carol Dines
When she loses her record deal and her grandmother breaks her leg, rocker Joanna Green comes home. She keeps running into the attractive new library director, Liam Byrd, but he loves her small hometown, and Joanna can't wait to leave. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

When It's Real
DB89103 11 hours 58 minutes
by Erin Watt
read by Emily Ellet
When pop icon Oakley Ford is badly in need of an image makeover, his manager hires seventeen-year-old Vaughn to be his fake girlfriend for a year. One thing leads to another, however, and real feelings emerge. Strong language and descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Science Fiction

DB87570 10 hours 48 minutes
by Cecelia Ahern
read by Aysha Kala
Since eighteen-year-old Celestine was declared a public menace, she has been on the run with Carrick, the one person she can trust. She has learned a secret that may save all of those branded as flawed. Sequel to Flawed (DB85159). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Blood in the Water: Destroyermen
DB87918 17 hours 17 minutes
by Taylor Anderson
read by William Dufris
With the USS Walker in need of repairs just as the Grik are poised to strike, Reddy is desperate. In need of allies, the crew of the Walker searches the lethal wilds of Madagascar. Sequel to Straits of Hell: Destroyermen (DB82073). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Defiant: The Lightship Chronicles, Book 3
DB87930 9 hours 30 minutes
by Dave Bara
read by Julian Elfer
After the events of Starbound (DB87926), Peter and Karina travel to fend off an attack on Skondar, and it turns out that Peter's ex-lover is living there. Even worse, the aggressor in the attack is Prince Arin, the Butcher of Carinthia. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Starbound: The Lightship Chronicles, Book 2
DB87926 10 hours 0 minutes
by Dave Bara
read by Julian Elfer
The Lightship H.M.S. Impulse was sacrificed due to the events that took place in Impulse (DB81145), and the galactic alliance is alive, albeit fragile. Serving on the H.M.S. Starbound, Peter Cochrane investigates a mysterious space station. Meanwhile, civil war threatens the Union world of Carinthia. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

DB87925 11 hours 17 minutes
by Elizabeth Bear
read by Timothy Reynolds
On a frontier world in the middle of nowhere, hired assassin André Deschênes seeks a teacher who can forgive his murderous past and teach him the art of conjuring, which would allow him to manipulate odds and control probability. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2007.

Halo: Silentium; the Forerunner Saga
DB89239 8 hours 16 minutes
by Greg Bear
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
After the events of Halo: Primordium (DB74612), the shape-changing parasite known as the Flood has arrived, and internal strife has weakened Forerunner defenses. Only the Ur-Didact and the Librarian have the keys to salvation, but victory will require a great atrocity. Some violence. 2013.

Iraq + 100: The First Anthology of Science Fiction to Have Emerged from Iraq
DB89132 6 hours 55 minutes
edited by Hassan Blasim
read by Peter Ganim
A collection of short stories by Iraqi writers, each examining what their home cities might look like in the year 2103, one hundred years after the 2003 American and British invasion of Iraq. The stories cover a range of approaches—science fiction, allegory, magical realism, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Boy Robot
DB86755 10 hours 49 minutes
by Simon Curtis
read by Dan Bloom
Isaak's adoptive parents are murdered soon after they discover that Isaak is a synthetic human. Isaak barely escapes his own termination with the help of a mysterious young woman from an underground organization. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

The Tourist
DB87680 9 hours 55 minutes
by Robert Dickinson
read by Peter Kenny
A bus conveys a tourist group to the mall. After spending an hour or so there, they drive back to the resort where they are staying. Upon returning, the tour rep notices one of the party is missing. Records show, however, that she is not. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Leia, Princess of Alderaan: Star Wars
DB89248 10 hours 48 minutes
by Claudia Gray
read by Emily Ellet
When her parents begin acting strangely and ignore her, sixteen-year-old Princess Leia Organa puts aside her rigorous royalty training and sets out to uncover their secrets, putting her in the path of the watchful Empire. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Defy the Stars
DB87567 11 hours 23 minutes
by Claudia Gray
read by various narrators
Teenage soldier Noemi and enemy robot Abel, who is programmed to obey Noemi's commands, set out on an interstellar quest to save Noemi's home planet, Genesis. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

The Punch Escrow
DB89463 10 hours 43 minutes
by Tal M. Klein
read by Jeff Allin
In the year 2147, technological advancements have allowed a control of aging, an end to air pollution, teleportation, and more. Joel Byram’s life is fairly ordinary until the day he is accidentally duplicated during teleportation. Strong language and some violence. 2017.

New Worlds, Old Ways: Speculative Tales from the Caribbean
DB87616 5 hours 50 minutes
edited by Karen Lord
read by Carol Dines
Collection of eleven speculative short stories from Caribbean authors. Explores themes of family, oppressive government, growth and death, and the persistence of old ways. Includes stories by Tammi Browne-Bannister, Summer Edward, Portia Subran, Brandon O'Brien, Damion Wilson, and H.K. Williams, among others. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

Humans, Bow Down
DB87480 7 hours 37 minutes
by James Patterson and Emily Raymond
read by Tara Sands
Hu-bots, which humans created as perfect, robotic versions of themselves, have taken over the world, and humans now work as servants or live in prison camps. However, a teenage girl named Six unknowingly possesses information that could save humanity. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

DB87687 14 hours 41 minutes
by Alastair Reynolds
read by Clare Corbett
Captain Rackamore and his crew search for small, hidden worlds from which to loot long-forgotten relics and technologies. Adrana and Fura Ness sign on to Rackamore's crew to save their family from bankruptcy, but Rackamore has enemies that might threaten the entire enterprise. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

New York 2140
DB87719 22 hours 36 minutes
by Kim Stanley Robinson
read by various narrators
New York City, 2140. The waters have risen, leaving the old surface of New York City submerged, but the city remains a bustling metropolis of canals. The inhabitants of one particular skyscraper go about their business in this new world. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Lotus Blue
DB89333 15 hours 17 minutes
by Cat Sparks
read by Catherine Byers
Orphan sisters Star and Nene are members of a nomadic caravan that travels a war-ravaged desert in which rogue semi-sentient machinery and other monsters roam. An unexpected satellite crash sends Star on a dangerous journey. Meanwhile, a deadly Lotus Blue war machine has awoken with plans for humanity’s destruction. Some violence and some strong language. 2017.

DB89265 6 hours 31 minutes
by Karin Tidbeck
read by Erin Jones
Vanja leaves her home city for a research assignment in the wintry colony of Amatka. While there, Vanja stumbles across a government cover-up and begins to investigate. She dreams of breaking free, but her individualism may threaten the very fabric of reality. Originally published in Swedish. Some strong language. 2017.

Bannerless: The Bannerless Saga, Book 1
DB89244 11 hours 29 minutes
by Carrie Vaughn
read by Carol Jacobanis
The Coast Road region in the United States has finally begun to thrive after decades of economic and environmental collapse. Population is closely controlled, and individuals must earn the right to have children. After an outcast is murdered, however, investigator Enid of Haven calls many of these new societal norms into question. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Short Stories

For a Little While
DB87477 17 hours 41 minutes
by Rick Bass
read by Rick Bass
A collection of short fiction from the award-winning writer. Includes older stories as well as previously unpublished stories. The selected pieces examine people living with passion and tenderness at the outer limits of the senses, each attempting to triumph against fate. Includes "Wild Horses," the award-winning "The Watch," "The Lives of Rocks," and "The Hermit’s Story." Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Monsters in Appalachia: Stories
DB89503 5 hours 19 minutes
by Sheryl Monks
read by Mare Trevathan
A collection of fifteen short stories featuring characters struggling in one way or another, all living in the rural Appalachian region. A woman hopes to win back her son after killing her husband. A preacher's daughter seduces a man who looks like the devil. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

Spies and Espionage

The Prisoner
DB87351 12 hours 24 minutes
by Alex Berenson
read by George Guidall
After evidence surfaces that someone in the CIA is passing information to ISIS, John Wells must resume his undercover identity as an al Qaeda jihadi, get captured, and befriend an ISIS prisoner in a secret Bulgarian prison. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Midnight Bell
DB89506 7 hours 35 minutes
by Jack Higgins
read by David Hartley-Margolin
The assistant to the head of the secret White House department known as the Basement is killed in a hit-and-run. Meanwhile, former president Jake Cazalet receives a warning that, despite a recent defeat, Al Qaeda intends to prove that it is still a threat. Violence and strong language. 2016.

The Geneva Option: A Yael Azoulay Novel
DB89332 12 hours 46 minutes
by Adam LeBor
read by Carol Jacobanis
After years of performing dirty work for the United Nations, Yael Azoulay goes rogue while in negotiations with a genocidal warlord. Yael soon finds herself on the run, hunted by intelligence and law enforcement agencies. Some violence. 2013.

Where Dead Men Meet
DB89379 11 hours 58 minutes
by Mark Mills
read by Andy Pyle
When an assassination attempt is made on Luke Hamilton, a junior intelligence officer at the British Embassy, it seems to be a case of mistaken identity. The truth may not be so simple, however. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2017.


Are You Sleeping
DB89204 10 hours 7 minutes
by Kathleen Barber
read by Abigail Maupin
Josie hasn't told her partner a lot about her past. For instance, she has a twin sister, who betrayed her. Their teen neighbor shot their father and has spent a dozen years in prison. And now someone is producing a podcast re-examining her father's killing. Some strong language. 2017.

Bad Blood: A Naturals Novel
DB87086 9 hours 48 minutes
by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
read by Kimberly Schraf
After new information comes to light, Cassie questions everything she thought she knew about her mother's murder. Her fellow teen criminal profilers go undercover in their final attempt to find the truth. Sequel to All In (DB84081). Violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

The Beautiful Dead
DB87497 8 hours 54 minutes
by Belinda Bauer
read by Kristin Allison
A serial killer who considers his murders to be art exhibitions has decided that London television crime reporter Eve Singer should be his partner in broadcasting them. Eve, whose father's dementia dominates her personal life, frantically tries to help identify her new fan. Violence and strong language. 2016.

The Marriage Lie
DB87514 12 hours 17 minutes
by Kimberly Belle
read by Nona Pipes
Because she thought he was on a business trip to Florida, Iris is shocked to find that her husband Will was on a plane that crashed on its way to Seattle. Iris wants to believe it was a misunderstanding, but she soon uncovers more secrets and lies. Strong language and some violence. 2016.

The Lost Order
DB87734 16 hours 15 minutes
by Steve Berry
read by various narrators
The Knights of the Golden Circle—the largest and most dangerous clandestine organization in American history—amassed billions in stolen gold and silver, buried in hidden caches. One hundred and sixty years later, two remaining factions of the Knights want that treasure. Thrust into this battle is former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Heat Storm
DB88003 10 hours 36 minutes
by Richard Castle
read by Robert Petkoff
Nikki Heat and Derrick Storm team up for the first time to save Nikki's mother, who has been in hiding—and presumed dead—for seventeen years. Standing in their way is a nefarious group of Chinese businessmen known as the Shanghai Seven, who have the resources—and ruthlessness—to stop them. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Full Wolf Moon
DB87946 7 hours 30 minutes
by Lincoln Child
read by Johnathan McClain
At work on his book at an isolated writers' retreat deep in the Adirondacks, renowned "enigmalogist" Jeremy Logan's stay is interrupted by the discovery of a severely mauled dead hiker. The unusual savagery of the bite and claw marks points to suspects ranging from bears to werewolves. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Because You're Mine
DB87406 8 hours 43 minutes
by Colleen Coble
read by Nanette Savard
While on tour in Charleston, South Carolina, with her Celtic music band, singer Alanna loses her husband in a car bombing. She turns to the band's manager for help staying in the country, but she soon fears she's made a terrible mistake. 2017.

Little Deaths
DB87686 10 hours 12 minutes
by Emma Flint
read by various narrators
Queens, New York; 1965. Cocktail waitress Ruth Malone wakes to discover that her two small children are missing. Their bodies are found later that day. The cops believe that, facing divorce and a custody battle, Malone took her children's lives. A reporter believes differently. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Rooster Bar
DB89359 10 hours 19 minutes
by John Grisham
read by Ari Fliakos
Three close friends and third-year law students realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. But maybe there's a way out. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Keep Her Safe
DB89205 10 hours 48 minutes
by Sophie Hannah
read by Erin Jones
Pregnant Cara Burrows flees her family in Hertford, England, for contemplation time at an Arizona resort. Instead, an accidental—and seemingly impossible—sighting of a teen girl draws Cara into learning about the country's most famous murder—that of young Melody Chapa, whose parents are in prison for the crime. Some strong language. 2017.

Into the Water
DB87699 11 hours 34 minutes
by Paula Hawkins
read by various narrators
In the small British town of Beckford, fifteen-year-old Lena's mother, Nel, is found drowned at the bottom of the river bed a few months after Lena's best friend's body is discovered there. Did they take their own lives? Or were they murdered? Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

DB87944 11 hours 22 minutes
by Peter Heller
read by Kimberly Farr
Working out of her apartment at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge, Celine has made a career of tracking down missing persons, and she has a better record at it than the FBI. But when a young woman asks Celine to find her father, a world of mystery and sorrow opens up. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Loving Husband
DB87494 11 hours 28 minutes
by Christobel Kent
read by Clare Corbett
In a dilapidated English Fenlands farmhouse, Fran awakes groggily to her baby’s cries and finds her husband, Nathan, is gone. As she tries desperately to make sense of what happened to Nathan, Fran is forced to delve dangerously into the undercurrents of his claustrophobic hometown and question how well she knew him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Silent Corner
DB89177 14 hours 25 minutes
by Dean Koontz
read by Elisabeth Rodgers
"I very much need to be dead." These are the chilling words left behind by Jane's husband, who had everything to live for—but took his own life. Jane is determined to find the truth, because other accomplished, happy people have recently been committing suicide in surprising numbers. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2017.

The Forgotten Girls
DB87623 12 hours 1 minute
by Owen Laukkanen
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Young female train surfer Ash is found murdered in Idaho. Agents Windermere and Stevens are called in when Ash's postmortem picture appears on a Minnesota man's cell phone. Meanwhile, the victim's friend begins hunting down the man who killed Ash and other female drifters. Violence and strong language. 2017.

DB87402 11 hours 27 minutes
by John Lescroart
read by Pilar Witherspoon
Although happily married, Kate acts on her strong attraction to a married man she meets at a dinner party. The one-time tryst is all Kate wants, but it sets a dangerous chain of events in motion. Strong language, descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2017.

DB89108 10 hours 37 minutes
by John Lutz
read by David Hartley-Margolin
NYPD requests PI Quinn's help on a murder in which the victim was tortured and eviscerated and a small plastic Statue of Liberty was left in her remains. Then Quinn learns his visiting niece—who looks a lot like the victim—is being stalked. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

Every Night I Dream of Hell
DB87568 9 hours 17 minutes
by Malcolm Mackay
read by Angus King
Nate Colgan—the new "security consultant" in Jamieson's Glasgow crime organization—investigates an execution within the ranks. Meanwhile, on the other side of the law, DI Michael Fisher conducts his own investigation. Both can't help noticing this event coincided with the return of Zara Cope, the mother of Colgan's child. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Thirst
DB88000 17 hours 10 minutes
by Jo Nesbø
read by John Lee
Following the events of Police (DB77559), Harry is inextricably drawn back into the Oslo police force. A serial murderer has begun targeting Tinder daters—a murderer whose MO reignites Harry's hunt for a nemesis of his past. Originally published in Norwegian. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Breakdown
DB89117 9 hours 22 minutes
by B.A. Paris
read by Georgia Maguire
Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods, in the middle of a downpour, with the woman sitting inside—the woman who was killed. What could she have done, really? But now someone is watching her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Black Book
DB87917 10 hours 20 minutes
by James Patterson and David Ellis
read by Edoardo Ballerini
A horrifying murder leads investigators to an exclusive brothel that caters to Chicago's most powerful citizens. There's plenty of incriminating evidence, but what matters most is missing—the madam's black book. The effects ripple through the city's elite, and everyone is desperate to find it. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Black and Blue
DB87671 3 hours 18 minutes
by James Patterson
read by Federay Holmes
Single-minded detective Harriet Blue won't rest until she stops a savage killer targeting female university students. But new clues point to a more chilling predator than she ever could have imagined. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Crazy House
DB88002 7 hours 35 minutes
by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet
read by Therese Plummer
In a future world where teenagers are taken, imprisoned, and forced to fight for their survival, well-behaved seventeen-year-old Cassie will do whatever it takes to save her rebellious twin sister, Becca, from Death Row. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Hidden: A Mitchum Story
DB87673 2 hours 6 minutes
by James Patterson
read by Wayne Pyle
Rejected by the Navy SEALs, Mitchum is content to be his small town's unofficial private eye, until his beloved fourteen-year-old cousin is abducted. Now he'll call on every lethal skill to track her down—but nothing is what it seems. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Private: The Royals
DB87675 2 hours 20 minutes
by James Patterson and Rees Jones
read by various narrators
Private is the most elite detective agency in the world. But when kidnappers threaten to execute a royal family member in front of the queen, Jack Morgan and his team have just twenty-four hours to stop them. Or heads will roll—literally. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Shut-In
DB87916 2 hours 30 minutes
by James Patterson and Duane Swierczynski
read by various narrators
Confined to a studio apartment, Tricia Celano watches the outside world through a flying drone. But when her high-tech toy records a vicious murder, she's determined to track down the killer—a killer who knows she's being watched. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Bridge
DB87483 7 hours 29 minutes
by Stuart Prebble
read by Alex Collins
The minute Michael and Alison saw each other across a crowded London bar, there was a powerful connection. But his grandmother's outburst upon meeting Alison seems like more than just a simple delusion. And the troubling string of nearby murders seems more than coincidental. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Dead Man Switch
DB87475 7 hours 18 minutes
by Matthew Quirk
read by Peter Coleman
A deadly fall. A burglary gone wrong. They seem unrelated, but the victims were both undercover special ops soldiers. Someone is assassinating them and taking out family members and innocent bystanders to make the deaths seem like accidents. Legendary Captain John Hayes vows to unmask the attackers. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Her Every Fear
DB87469 11 hours 58 minutes
by Peter Swanson
read by Madelyn Buzzard
After being kidnapped by her ex-boyfriend, Londoner Kate suffers from panic attacks. When distant relative Corbin from Boston suggests they temporarily swap apartments, Kate surprises herself by accepting. But once there, she learns that Corbin's female neighbor has been murdered. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

The Fire Child
DB87571 12 hours 17 minutes
by S.K. Tremayne
read by various narrators
When Rachel marries dark, handsome David, everything seems perfect. Swept from single life in London to the beautiful Carnhallow House in Cornwall, she gains wealth, love, and an affectionate stepson, Jamie. But then Jamie begins making disturbing predictions, claiming to be haunted by the specter of his late mother. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Night the Lights Went Out
DB87838 15 hours 20 minutes
by Karen White
read by various narrators

When Merilee Talbot Dunlap moves with her children to Sweet Apple, Georgia, her new start isn’t helped by an anonymous local blogger who dishes about what caused her divorce. She soon learns there are sins and secrets behind the walls of the gated mansions and in the dark woods. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Girl Who Came Back
DB89500 8 hours 32 minutes
by Kerry Wilkinson
read by Mare Trevathan
Thirteen years ago, six-year-old Olivia disappeared while playing in her yard and was never found. Now she reappears in her English village, where her existence is met with varying degrees of disbelief. Her mother, divorced and remarried with a young son, is her staunchest supporter. Some violence and some strong language. 2017.

Adult Nonfiction

Animals and Wildlife

Esther the Wonder Pig: Changing the World One Heart at a Time
DB87834 4 hours 46 minutes
by Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter
read by Steve Jenkins
The journey of two animal activists began when Steve and Derek adopted a tiny piglet they named Esther, not realizing she would eventually grow to be more than six hundred pounds. To give Esther more space, they bought a farm that now serves as an animal sanctuary. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Finding Gobi: A Little Dog with a Very Big Heart
DB89278 6 hours 39 minutes
by Dion Leonard
read by Michael Scherer
An Australian marathon runner tells the story of finding a stray dog while on a race across the Gobi desert. After keeping him company for many of the 155 miles of his ultramarathon in China, the dog disappeared, leaving the author determined to find her again. 2017.


How We'll Live on Mars
DB87459 2 hours 21 minutes
by Stephen L. Petranek
read by Scott Reynolds
Journalist theorizes that humanity will colonize Mars in 2035. Discusses the research and companies creating technology that could make it possible. Presents likely scenarios of what might happen if humans reach the legendary Red Planet. Inspiration for 2016 National Geographic television show Mars. 2015.


Casanova: The World of a Seductive Genius
DB87401 22 hours 10 minutes
by Laurence Bergreen
read by Jeremy Gage
An extensive biography of the notorious Giacomo Casanova, beginning with his childhood in Venice, where he was raised by his grandmother. Recounts his exploits, including his writing career, his many lovers, his escape from prison, his personal correspondence, and more. Some descriptions of sex. 2016.

Speaking Freely: My Life in Publishing and Human Rights
DB86915 13 hours 15 minutes
by Robert L. Bernstein
read by Bob Moore
The former president of Random House and founder of Human Rights Watch recalls his early life growing up in New York City, the beginnings of his publishing career, working with Soviet dissidents like Andrei Sakharov, and his work in the field of human rights. 2016.

The Father of All Things: A Marine, His Son, and the Legacy of Vietnam
DB87928 16 hours 45 minutes
by Tom Bissell
read by various narrators
Author of Apostle (DB87034) recounts his travels through Vietnam with his father John, a former Marine who served in the American war there. They retrace John's tour of duty, visit sites like My Lai—the site of a notorious atrocity, and examine the impact of the war on their own relationship. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr
DB88009 5 hours 10 minutes
by H.W. Brands
read by Chris Sorensen
A portrait of the life and career of the Revolutionary War hero and vice president of the United States, who is best remembered for killing Alexander Hamilton in a duel. Examines his correspondence with his daughter, Theodosia, to trace his political career and tell the story of his love for his daughter. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Coming Home
DB87482 8 hours 49 minutes
by Amy Dickinson
read by Amy Dickinson
The author of The Mighty Queens of Freeville (DB68652) and the advice column "Ask Amy" shares her own story of family, love, and second chances, through a series of linked essays. Dickinson describes finding love later in middle age, stepparenting, overcoming disordered eating, and her final moments with her late mother. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Benjamin Franklin: The Religious Life of a Founding Father
DB89476 10 hours 28 minutes
by Thomas S. Kidd
read by Gary Tipton
Though he is largely known for his work as a printer, scientist, and diplomat, Franklin was one of the most prolific writers of his time on religious topics in America. Discusses his rejection of Puritanism and embrace of deism, as well as the many religious influences in his life. 2017.

13 Stradomska Street: A Memoir of Exile and Return
DB89264 7 hours 21 minutes
by Andrew Potok
read by Jon Huffman
Author describes his family's flight from the Nazi invasion of Poland, including his father's betrayal of the rest of them to save himself. Potok also recounts his battle to reclaim his family's home in Warsaw and his encounters with anti-Semitism in postwar Poland. Some violence and some strong language. 2017.

Blindness and Physical Disabilities

Writing Out Loud: What a Blind Teacher Learned from Leading a Memoir Class for Seniors
DB89064 9 hours 55 minutes
by Beth Finke
read by Celeste Lawson
Journalist, who chronicled her loss of sight from diabetic retinopathy in Long Time, No See (DB56482), reflects on teaching a memoir-writing class to older adults in Chicago. Discusses living in a new city, describes challenges she faces as a teacher, and shares excerpts from her students' work. 2017.

Eyes Wide Open: Overcoming Obstacles and Recognizing Opportunities in a World That Can't See Clearly
DB87485 8 hours 38 minutes
by Isaac Lidsky
read by Isaac Lidsky
A former child actor tells of his experiences gradually losing sight between the ages of thirteen and twenty-five. He gives advice for overcoming fears, counting your blessings, silencing your inner critic, and not letting other people's assumptions define how you see yourself. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Business and Economics

Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street
DB87573 12 hours 34 minutes
by Sheelah Kolhatkar
read by Kaleo Griffith
An analysis of the criminal investigation of hedge funds and insider trading, also known as the "black edge." Focuses on Steven A. Cohen, the founder of SAC Capital Advisors. Discusses the development of the hedge fund industry, personalities involved in the investigation, and the impact on Wall Street. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Kelloggs: The Battling Brothers of Battle Creek
DB89444 16 hours 48 minutes
by Howard Markel
read by Karl Miller
Profile of brothers John Harvey Kellogg (1852–1943) and Will Keith Kellogg (1860–1951). Examines their careers and their contentious relationship. Discusses their early lives in Michigan, their Seventh Day Adventist faith, and the impact of advancements in health care in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, among other topics. 2017.

Prince of Darkness: The Untold Story of Jeremiah G. Hamilton, Wall Street's First Black Millionaire
DB89174 12 hours 50 minutes
by Shane White
read by John Lee
Biography of Jeremiah Hamilton, who is known as the first black millionaire. Discusses what little is known about his early life, his start in business by smuggling counterfeit coins to Haiti, his exploitation of financial chaos, instances of litigiousness, coverage of him in newspapers of the day, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Career and Job Training

Startup Your Life: Hustle and Hack Your Way to Happiness
DB87473 7 hours 50 minutes
by Anna Akbari
read by Carol Dines
Sociologist and entrepreneur uses lessons learned from academia and business to transform her personal life. Discusses developing theories to test, challenging your assumptions, determining the appropriate marketplace, budgeting, learning from failure, having an exit plan, and reinventing yourself. 2016.

Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste
DB87709 12 hours 19 minutes
by Bianca Bosker
read by Bianca Bosker
Former editor for the Huffington Post chronicles her eighteen-month-long challenge to become a master sommelier, for which she originally budgeted only twelve months. Discusses the progression of her jobs—starting out as a cellar rat—people who mentored her, and her studies of wine. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers
DB87359 22 hours 18 minutes
by Tim Ferriss
read by Barry Bernson
Over one hundred profiles of guests from the author's podcast who share the lessons they learned on achieving success in health, wealth, and wisdom. Includes chapters on exercise and diet, building business acumen, and developing a well-rounded mentality toward life. Bestseller. 2017.

Spark: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success
DB87466 7 hours 0 minutes
by Angie Morgan and others
read by Jill Fox
Two former United States Marines and a former Air Force fighter pilot present strategies for becoming an effective leader. They discuss leadership myths, ways character and values affect actions, credibility, accountability, decision making, recognizing and meeting the needs of others, building confidence, and consistency. 2017.


The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South
DB87949 10 hours 10 minutes
by John T. Edge
read by John T. Edge
Chronicles Southern food traditions from the 1950s to the early twenty-first century. Profiles chefs like Paul Prudhomme and Bill Neal, journalist and cookbook author Craig Claiborne, restaurateurs Georgia Gilmore and Harland Sanders, civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, and others. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Government and Politics

Rivals unto Death: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr
DB87292 6 hours 22 minutes
by Rick Beyer
read by Rick Beyer
Examines the illustrious political careers of and rivalry between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. The author traces Hamilton and Burr's relationship back to the American Revolution, when both men served on Washington's staff, and continues through the years until their fateful duel. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Who Lost Russia? How the World Entered a New Cold War
DB89102 14 hours 16 minutes
by Peter Conradi
read by Ken Kliban
Analyzes Russia's path since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Discusses international relations and posits that America has made an enemy by consistently failing to understand Russia's plans and motives. 2017.

The President Will See You Now: My Stories and Lessons from Ronald Reagan's Final Years
DB87689 8 hours 38 minutes
by Peggy Grande
read by Peggy Grande
The longtime personal assistant of Ronald Reagan, Grande fondly shares behind-the-scenes stories, intimate moments, and insights about Reagan. She depicts the public figure's private side, day-to-day life in his California office, and his post-presidency habits. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

They Can't Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America's Racial Justice Movement
DB87690 8 hours 12 minutes
by Wesley Lowery
read by Ron Butler
An examination of the frequent clashes between the police and the black community in the early twenty-first century, including the death of Michael Brown. The author conducts interviews with victims’ families and activists and poses the question, "What does the loss of any one life mean to the rest of the nation?" Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Wars of the Roosevelts: The Ruthless Rise of America's Greatest Political Family
DB87533 20 hours 35 minutes
by William J. Mann
read by Peter Johnson
A biographical history of the Roosevelt family that argues that its members’ rise to power and prestige was driven by a series of intense personal rivalries and internal warring. In addition to the more well-known members of the family, the stories of the younger generations are also included. 2016.

Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House
DB87583 6 hours 0 minutes
by Alyssa Mastromonaco
read by Alyssa Mastromonaco
President Obama's deputy chief of staff relays many of the amusing small catastrophes that took place behind closed doors, such as the time she learned just how few bathrooms the Vatican contains. The author shares her strategies for being successful, even when things aren't going smoothly. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For
DB89507 4 hours 36 minutes
by David McCullough
read by Bill Wallace
A collection of speeches by the award-winning historian and author from across his career, focusing on fundamental American principles. 2017.

Citizen Spies: The Long Rise of America's Surveillance Society
DB89268 8 hours 34 minutes
by Joshua Reeves
read by Barry Bernson
Examines ways in which political states and allied institutions have used average citizens to spy on others. Describes efforts such as the junior police, Neighborhood Watch, AMBER Alerts, and others. Discusses how political and social fears have long been exploited to recruit for such efforts. 2017.

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
DB87586 1 hour 47 minutes
by Timothy Snyder
read by Timothy Snyder
Historian discusses the events and values that have enabled the rise of various tyrannical leaders across the twentieth century, in an attempt to draw lessons that will prove useful in the early twenty-first century political climate. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Home Management

The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want under Everything You Own
DB88012 6 hours 45 minutes
by Joshua Becker
read by Joshua Becker
The author discusses the potential benefits of owning less stuff and escaping the burden of clutter and excess, to be free to pursue personal dreams. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

How Not to Hate Your Husband after Kids
DB87479 7 hours 39 minutes
by Jancee Dunn
read by Jancee Dunn
A humorously candid account of one woman’s quest to save her marriage after having kids. The author investigates relationship research, solicits the advice of renowned therapists, interviews parents, and even consults an FBI hostage negotiator. Examines how to fix ongoing issues and rebuild a peaceful relationship. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life
DB88064 7 hours 49 minutes
by Richard Louv
read by Barry Abrams
A guide to connecting to the joy of the natural world, including five hundred activities for children and adults. Also includes tips for those seeking nature-smart schools, medical professionals, and careers. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Journalism and the Media

World War II Writings
DB87165 50 hours 28 minutes
by A.J. Liebling
read by Alec Volz
Wartime reportage over five years by New Yorker writer Liebling (1904–1963). Includes The Road Back to Paris; Mollie and Other War Pieces, which contains an eyewitness account of Omaha Beach on D-Day; Normandy Revisited; and twenty-six previously uncollected New Yorker articles. Collection edited by Pete Hamill. 2008.

The Sweet Science and Other Writings
DB87166 43 hours 36 minutes
by A.J. Liebling
read by various narrators
Five classics of mid-twentieth-century American journalism by a writer closely associated with The New Yorker. Includes The Sweet Science, a portrayal of the world of boxing in the early 1950s; The Earl of Louisiana; The Jollity Building; Between Meals: An Appetite for Paris; and The Press. Collection edited by Pete Hamill. 2009.


The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder
DB87137 12 hours 21 minutes
edited by William Anderson
read by Catherine Byers
A collection of the letters of the American author, illuminating her thoughts, travels, philosophies, writing career, and relationships. Gathered from museums, archives, and personal collections, these letters span more than sixty years of Wilder’s life and shed light on her daily life. 2016.

Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life
DB87504 20 hours 35 minutes
by Ruth Franklin
read by Kristin Allison
A biography examining the tumultuous life and inner darkness of the author of such classic works of literature as The Haunting of Hill House (DB21679) and We Have Always Lived in the Castle (DB26614). The author places Jackson within the American Gothic tradition, identifying her focus as "domestic horror." 2016.

The Fall of the House of Wilde: Oscar Wilde and His Family
DB87498 19 hours 21 minutes
by Emer O'Sullivan
read by Stephen Van Doren
Portrays Oscar Wilde as well as his parents and the ways that their own behavior shaped the famous writer. The author relates Wilde’s intellectualism, flamboyance, hedonism, recklessness, pride, sense of superiority, liberal sexual values, and other characteristics to the qualities of Sir William Wilde and Lady Jane Wilde. 2016.

Medicine and Health

Skinny Liver: A Proven Program to Prevent and Reverse the New Silent Epidemic—Fatty Liver Disease
DB87325 11 hours 12 minutes
by Kristin Kirkpatrick
read by Mary Kane
Dietician explains what a healthy liver does and how an unhealthy lifestyle can lead to liver problems like nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Her recommended precautions include better diet, exercise, and sleep habits; managing stress; and avoiding toxins. Includes eating plans and recipes. 2017.


Roots, Radicals, and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World
DB89249 13 hours 36 minutes
by Billy Bragg
read by Bill Quinn
Musician and activist chronicles the history of the British music genre known as skiffle. This working-class music was a combination of jazz, blues, folk, country, and more. He traces its popularity in the 1950s and 1960s among postwar British teens needing an outlet for expression. 2017.

The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince
DB87735 9 hours 9 minutes
by Mayte Garcia
read by Mayte Garcia
The first wife of legendary musical performer Prince (1958–2016) shares stories of his personal and professional life. She describes their romance, marriage, and the devastating losses that ended their relationship. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Searching for Robert Johnson
DB89243 2 hours 35 minutes
by Peter Guralnick
read by Chuck Young
Author of music biographies including Last Train to Memphis (DB40087) examines the short life and long legacy of bluesman Johnson, who died at age twenty-seven in 1938. From scarce information, the author stitches together what is known of his life, and looks at the many blues musicians he influenced. 1989.

So Much Things to Say: The Oral History of Bob Marley
DB89344 13 hours 14 minutes
by Roger Steffens
read by Roger Steffens
A reggae archivist draws on forty years of interviews to tell the story of Jamaica-born music legend Marley (1945–1981). The author traveled with the Wailers and shares the words of those who knew Marley best, including bandmates, friends, family, and lovers. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Nature and the Environment

Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet
DB87921 9 hours 6 minutes
by Michael Bloomberg and Carl Pope
read by various narrators
Former mayor of New York City Bloomberg and former Sierra Club chairman Pope examine strategies for countering climate change. They present solutions that they believe will make the world healthier, suggest ways cities and government can be more effective with initiatives, and propose policies to better combat environmental depredations. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

My European Family: The First 54,000 Years
DB88931 16 hours 28 minutes
by Karin Bojs
read by Faith Potts
A Swedish journalist examines the history of Europe through the lens of researching her family history via DNA analysis. Chronicles the emergence and development of humans on the continent from her first likely ancestor fifty-four thousand years ago to society in the twenty-first century. Translated from the 2015 Swedish edition. 2017.

Are We Screwed? How a New Generation Is Fighting to Survive Climate Change
DB89289 10 hours 26 minutes
by Geoff Dembicki
read by Kurt Elftmann
Journalist examines the role of millennials in the fight against climate change and against the perception that nothing can be done. Profiles those attempting to address policy and its practical implementation. Includes a scientist running across the Arctic region in Norway, a homesteader in the Pacific Coast rain forest, and others. 2017.

Earth in Human Hands: Shaping Our Planet's Future
DB87672 17 hours 14 minutes
by David Grinspoon
read by David Grinspoon
Astrobiologist and author of Venus Revealed (DB46319) examines the impact of human existence on the Earth by comparing it to other planets in our solar system. Discusses climate change, the use and depletion of natural resources, human interaction with other species, and other topics. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.


Metaphysics: A Very Short Introduction
DB86440 3 hours 41 minutes
by Stephen Mumford
read by Stephen Van Doren
Explains philosophy's most fundamental branch, by asking seemingly simple questions and demonstrating the difficulties in answering them. Examines the idea of infinite complexity, the distinction between aggregates and integrated wholes, reductionism versus emergentism, and the difficult subject of nothingness. Defends metaphysics as profoundly important to our understanding of the world. 2012.

Hobbes: A Very Short Introduction
DB86498 4 hours 56 minutes
by Richard Tuck
read by Jeremy Gage
Harvard University government professor surveys the ideas of Thomas Hobbes (1588–1679), author of the first great philosophical discourse in English, Leviathan. Recaps Hobbes's life and influences; his thoughts not only on politics but also on science, ethics, and religion; and modern interpretations of his work. 1989.


The Rain in Portugal: Poems
DB87464 1 hour 26 minutes
by Billy Collins
read by Gary Tipton
Fifty previously uncollected poems from the former U.S. poet laureate and author of Aimless Love (DB77867). The selected poems examine the everyday, and the titular "The Rain in Portugal" pokes fun at Collins's penchant for unrhymed poetry. 2016.

DB88234 6 hours 39 minutes
by Tyehimba Jess
read by Joe Peck
Collection of poems and prose exploring African American history from the Civil War to World War I, paying particular attention to the lives of those participating in minstrel shows—from which vaudeville evolved. Historical personalities include Scott Joplin, sculptor Edmonia Lewis, the Fisk Jubilee Singers, and "Blind Tom" Wiggins. Pulitzer Prize. 2016.

American Poetry: The Twentieth Century; volume one—Henry Adams to Dorothy Parker
DB87167 25 hours 55 minutes
published by Library of America
read by various narrators
Presents a selection of poetry from the turn of the century to the end of World War II—a period of unprecedented creative ferment. Gathers nearly 1,500 poems by more than 200 poets including T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, Wallace Stevens, Marianne Moore, and Edna St. Vincent Millay. 2000.

Scribbled in the Dark: Poems
DB89595 0 hours 42 minutes
by Charles Simic
read by Jonathan Taylor
The Pulitzer Prize-winning former poet laureate's poems imagine rich landscapes and examine society, all while toying with the end of the world. 2017.

Psychology and Self-Help

The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President
DB89425 12 hours 8 minutes
edited by Bandy X. Lee
read by various narrators
Twenty-seven mental health professionals look at U.S. President Donald Trump. The editor, a professor of psychiatry at Yale, has gathered experts to look at Trump's public behavior and form a psychiatric diagnosis. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life . . . and Maybe the World
DB87732 1 hour 46 minutes
by William H. McRaven
read by William H. McRaven
A retired US Navy admiral expands on the commencement address he gave that became a viral YouTube video. He shares some of the principles he learned while training as a Navy SEAL that have helped him throughout his life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America
DB87569 14 hours 51 minutes
by Ron Powers
read by Ron Powers
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist presents two sagas: First he chronicles the tragic history of mental health care in the United States from the centuries of torture of “lunatiks” at Bedlam Asylum to the early twenty-first century where many families struggle alone to manage afflicted love ones; Second, entwined with the larger history, he relates the personal the stories of his two schizophrenic sons. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People's Lives Better, Too)
DB89131 6 hours 40 minutes
by Gretchen Rubin
read by Gretchen Rubin
The author of The Happiness Project (DB70275) believes that, when it comes to how people respond to expectations, everyone falls into one of four tendencies: Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels. She explores how our tendencies shape our behavior. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Joy on Demand: The Art of Discovering the Happiness Within
DB87461 7 hours 59 minutes
by Chade-Meng Tan
read by Gary Tipton
An engineer and philanthropist explains his philosophy that all success comes from cultivating joy. He believes we can all tap into our own natural capacity for joy through a process of living with mindfulness. 2016.


The Future of God: A Practical Approach to Spirituality for Our Times
DB87578 9 hours 27 minutes
by Deepak Chopra
read by Deepak Chopra
Author of God (DB84809) examines the arguments of prominent atheists, notably Richard Dawkins—author of The God Delusion (DB64503)—against the existence of a higher power. Suggests a shift in scientific thinking regarding the world of the unknown to allow for things taken on faith. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

A Luminous Brotherhood: Afro-Creole Spiritualism in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans
DB87323 16 hours 35 minutes
by Emily Suzanne Clark
read by Gary Telles
Religious studies professor examines a Spiritualist group in New Orleans called the Cercle Harmonique, comprised primarily of African-descended men. Discusses the group's formation, intersection with race and religion in New Orleans, and its role in the greater movement of American Spiritualism. 2016.

The Apocryphal Gospels: A Very Short Introduction
DB85552 5 hours 33 minutes
by Paul Foster
read by Judie Yuill
Theology professor illuminates discovered texts about Jesus in addition to the four gospels of the New Testament. Discusses their importance in debunking the myth of a monolithic Christian movement in the centuries after Jesus and affording a view of the early followers' concerns and differing understandings of Jesus's significance. 2009.

Of Mess and Moxie: Wrangling Delight Out of This Wild and Glorious Life
DB89259 7 hours 58 minutes
by Jen Hatmaker
read by Maggy Stacy
A television personality celebrates the power of female friendships. Focuses on ways to bring joy into one's life and what it means to live in the moment. Shares personal experiences to highlight the advice. 2017.

God's Armies: Crusade and Jihad; Origins, History, Aftermath
DB87440 12 hours 15 minutes
by Malcolm Lambert
read by Peter Johnson
A religious historian chronicles the dual histories of the Christian Crusades and Islamic jihads. Examines tensions internal to the religions, the use of these religions as a disguise for political power grabs, and individuals who rose to heroic stature in both religious traditions. 2016.

Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels
DB87456 10 hours 34 minutes
by J. Warner Wallace
read by Ray Foushee
Former cold-case homicide detective—and former vocal atheist—chronicles applying his investigative skills to Christianity. Describes analyzing the stories presented in the New Testament and presents the conclusions he reached. 2013.

American Sermons: The Pilgrims to Martin Luther King Jr.
DB87168 39 hours 21 minutes
edited by Michael Warner
read by Lou Harpenau
Fifty-eight sermons spanning four centuries of American preaching, from the first New England settlements to modern evangelism and ecumenism. Includes Puritan sermons by Cotton Mather and Jonathan Edwards; nineteenth-century sermons by William Ellery Channing, Lucretia Mott, and Joseph Smith; and twentieth-century offerings from Aimee Semple McPherson, Reinhold Niebuhr, and C.L. Franklin. 1999.

Why Buddhism Is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment
DB89252 11 hours 25 minutes
by Robert Wright
read by Ken Kliban
The author of The Moral Animal (DB41255), NonZero (DB57895), and The Evolution of God (DB69801) uses neuroscience and psychology research to examine the fundamental claim of Buddhism that human suffering is a result of not seeing the world clearly—and that seeing the world more clearly, through meditation, will make us better, happier people. Bestseller. 2017.

Science and Technology

To Be a Machine: Adventures among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers, and the Futurists Solving the Modest Problem of Death
DB87587 8 hours 47 minutes
by Mark O'Connell
read by James Garnon
Journalist delves into the world of transhumanism by investigating personalities involved in the movement, the technological advances aiding the extension of life, and the ethics of the pursuit of immortality. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Great Unknown: Seven Journeys to the Frontiers of Science
DB87947 14 hours 44 minutes
by Marcus du Sautoy
read by Marcus du Sautoy
Oxford University professor examines seven areas of scientific study to elucidate what is known and unknown about each of them in the early twenty-first century. Topics include chaos, matter, quantum physics, the universe, time, consciousness, and infinity. Ruminates on the limits of human understanding. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Social Sciences

Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A.
DB89452 6 hours 4 minutes
by Danielle Allen
read by Maggy Stacy
A Harvard professor discusses the life of her cousin Michael. At the age of fifteen, he was involved in an attempted carjacking, tried as an adult, and convicted. After spending eleven years in prison, he was released, only to be murdered three years later. Examines the American prison system. Some violence. 2017.

At the Broken Places: A Mother and Trans Son Pick Up the Pieces
DB89227 5 hours 52 minutes
by Mary Collins and Donald Collins
read by Mare Trevathan
Collaborative memoir of the transition process experienced by a parent and a transgender child. Discusses terms related to transition, communication challenges, family dynamics, coming out to loved ones and the outside community, grief, and more. Includes short essays from others and a reading list. Some strong language. 2017.

Double Bind: Women on Ambition
DB89253 10 hours 17 minutes
edited by Robin Romm
read by Kristin Allison
A collection of twenty-four essays examining perceptions of ambitious women and the ways that many societies discourage women from having ambition. Includes essays from Pam Houston, Roxane Gay, Francine Prose, Molly Ringwald, and others. Some strong language. 2017.

Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us about Who We Really Are
DB89331 9 hours 23 minutes
by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
read by Doug Ramsdell
An economist argues that studying information gathered from Internet use and other sources of big data can reveal previously unfathomable truths of the human experience. Discusses the possibilities and limitations of big data and provides examples. Strong language. 2017.

You're the Only One I Can Tell: Inside the Language of Women's Friendships
DB89487 10 hours 37 minutes
by Deborah Tannen
read by Kerry Dukin
A deconstructive analysis of patterns in the ways that women speak to one another in conversations, ranging from casual chatting to close confidences. Examines how these patterns can cause and repair issues in the relationship as well as strengthen it. Draws on interviews with dozens of women from the full range of age groups. 2017.

Sports and Recreation

Drunk on Sports
DB89455 7 hours 3 minutes
by Tim Cowlishaw
read by Joe Wilson
A sportswriter and ESPN host discusses how he tackled his alcohol addiction. He shares stories of his career, including anecdotes of the many star athletes he has known. But he also relates how he finally confronted his drinking problem after being arrested for drunk driving. Some strong language. 2013.

I'm Fascinated by Sacrifice Flies: Inside the Game We All Love
DB89254 8 hours 32 minutes
by Tim Kurkjian
read by Jake Williams
ESPN baseball commentator discusses some of his favorite aspects of the national pastime. He shares quirky statistics, player superstitions, what it’s like to be hit by a pitch, and various anecdotes from his years following the sport. Some strong language. 2016.

The Cubs Way: The Zen of Building the Best Team in Baseball and Breaking the Curse
DB87577 13 hours 4 minutes
by Tom Verducci
read by Tom Verducci
An award-winning sportswriter looks at how a Chicago baseball team that had not won a World Series since 1908, mostly made of young players, finally won it all in 2016. Includes interviews with team president Theo Epstein, manager Joe Maddon, and Cubs players. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Stage and Screen

Film Writing and Selected Journalism
DB87148 28 hours 54 minutes
by James Agee
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Agee on Film—reprinted here in full—collects hundreds of weekly reviews and two longer pieces that Agee wrote for Time and The Nation between 1941 and 1948. This volume also includes his screenplay for The Night of the Hunter, plus previously uncollected film writing and some journalism and book reviews. 2005.

Are You Anybody? A Memoir
DB87942 7 hours 40 minutes
by Jeffrey Tambor
read by Jeffrey Tambor
Autobiographical essays from award-winning actor famous for roles on TV shows such as Transparent and Arrested Development. He describes his awkward youth and the escape that theater provided, paying tribute to the many people who helped him along the way. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

U.S. History

American Minute
DB87449 11 hours 53 minutes
by William J. Federer
read by Kerry Dukin
A collection of historical vignettes, one for each day of the year. Includes details of well-known holidays, achievements, and lesser-known events. Topics discussed include Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Lindbergh's solo flight, the Battle of Midway, the Red Cross, the Tuskegee Institute, and Paul Revere's midnight ride, among many others. 2003.

March Trilogy
DB87098 13 hours 12 minutes
by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin
read by Chuck Young
Graphic novel trilogy, written between 2013 and 2016, traces Congressman John Lewis's firsthand account of the civil rights movement, from his first meeting with Martin Luther King Jr. to his commitment to nonviolent demonstrations in order to end segregation. Coretta Scott King Award. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2016.

Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy
DB87249 23 hours 23 minutes
by Heather Ann Thompson
read by Bob Moore
An account of the infamous 1971 prison uprising, in which nearly 1,300 prisoners took over the Attica Correctional Facility in New York for four days and nights to protest years of mistreatment. Discusses the state’s violent response and the victims’ quest for justice. Some violence. 2016.

Women's Concerns

Divided We Stand: The Battle over Women's Rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politics
DB87579 16 hours 53 minutes
by Marjorie J. Spruill
read by Dina Pearlman
An examination of the long-standing battle between feminists and their female challengers regarding women's rights. Discusses in particular the National Women's Conference in 1977, as well as the events leading up to that day and the aftermath. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

World History

In the Footsteps of the Band of Brothers: A Return to Easy Company's Battlefields with Sergeant Forrest Guth
DB87919 11 hours 57 minutes
by Larry Alexander
read by Norman Dietz
The author explores the World War II battlefields that made Easy Company a legend, accompanied by Easy veteran Sergeant Forrest Guth. They follow the path taken by the famed Band of Brothers, revisiting the living history of the places where they went into action. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain: History's Unknown Chapters
DB89338 5 hours 57 minutes
by Giles Milton
read by Stephen Van Doren
Journalist delves into little-known colorful stories from across history. Depicts, among other things, a cook who survived the sinking of the Titanic after pickling himself with whiskey, a man who survived the atomic bombings in both Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Hitler's final hours, and a female Robinson Crusoe-type figure. Some violence and some strong language. 2016.

The Many Deaths of Jew Süss: The Notorious Trial and Execution of an Eighteenth-Century Court Jew
DB89470 9 hours 13 minutes
by Yair Mintzker
read by Peter Holdway
A reexamination of an infamous episode in the history of anti-Semitism, which involved Joseph Süss Oppenheimer, who was put on trial and hanged in the eighteenth century. He later became the subject of many works of Nazi propaganda. The author recounts Oppenheimer's trial and investigates conflicting versions of what happened. 2017.

The Ambulance Drivers: Hemingway, Dos Passos, and a Friendship Made and Lost in War
DB87720 8 hours 52 minutes
by James McGrath Morris
read by Dean Temple
Biographer depicts the friendship forged between John Dos Passos and Ernest Hemingway during World War I, when both were serving in the Ambulance Corps. Ultimately, however, the two remembered wartime very differently, which contributed to their friendship devolving into bitter, public fighting. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Women Who Flew for Hitler: A True Story of Soaring Ambition and Searing Rivalry
DB89482 18 hours 3 minutes
by Clare Mulley
read by Kerry Dukin
A dual biography of Hanna Reitsch and Melitta von Stauffenberg, who both served as pilots for the Third Reich. Discusses the context of surrounding world events and the differing trajectories of the two women’s careers. Recounts how Hanna attempted to save Hitler’s life in 1945, even as Melitta covertly supported an assassination attempt. 2017.

The Commander: Fawzi al-Qawuqji and the Fight for Arab Independence, 1914–1948
DB87386 10 hours 27 minutes
by Laila Parsons
read by John Haag
The biography of military commander Fawzi al-Qawuqji, beginning with his time as a young officer in the Ottoman Army and continuing through his most famous role as commander of the Arab Liberation Army in the Arab-Israeli War of 1948. 2016.

Twenty Years A-Growing
DB89480 9 hours 56 minutes
by Maurice O'Sullivan
read by Andy Pyle
Memoir of growing up on the Gaelic-speaking island of Great Blasket off the southwest Irish coast in the early 1900s. Discusses his family relationships, island life, and leaving the island to work on the mainland. Translated from the original Irish. 1933.

Bitter Freedom: Ireland in a Revolutionary World
DB87937 15 hours 10 minutes
by Maurice Walsh
read by Michael Healy
A narrative account of the Irish Revolution, which was the war between British authorities and the newly formed Irish Republican Army. Places the events within a global context, discusses the influence of Europe and America, and portrays life in Ireland at the time. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Chaos of Empire: The British Raj and the Conquest of India
DB87589 23 hours 48 minutes
by Jon Wilson
read by George Holmes
This narrative history covers Britain’s rule from the 1680s until Indian independence in 1947. Following the lives of British and Indian administrators, soldiers, and subjects, the author upends the traditional view of the British Raj, reinterpreting it as something rooted more in violence than virtue. 2016.

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Books for Children

Listed books were recently sent to cooperating libraries. Books and magazines are also available for immediate download from the NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) site at To order books or sign up for BARD, contact your local cooperating library. Regional library telephone numbers and email addresses are listed on the last pages of this magazine.

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


Blueberry Pancakes Forever
DB87400 6 hours 1 minute
by Angelica Banks
read by Deborah Desmone
A year after Tuesday, Baxterr, and Serendipity experience a terrible loss, Serendipity is unable to create and write new stories. But then a mysterious boy, Loddon, causes havoc and spirits Tuesday away to demand more tales. Sequel to A Week without Tuesday (DB87256). For grades 4-7. 2016.

The Ship of the Dead: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 3
DB89200 13 hours 1 minute
by Rick Riordan
read by Michael Crouch
Magnus and his friends set sail across the oceans of Midgard, Jotunheim, and Niflheim in pursuit of Asgard's greatest threat, Loki's demonic ship full of zombies. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2017.

DB87385 4 hours 8 minutes
by Roland Smith
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Pat O'Toole always idolized his older brother, Coop, right up until the day Coop ran away from their home just outside Washington, D.C. After exchanging recorded messages with his brother, Coop mysteriously disappears in New York, and Pat rushes off, determined to find him. For grades 6-9. 2015.

Animals and Wildlife

Riding Chance
DB89494 3 hours 58 minutes
by Christine Kendall
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Sentenced to work in the local Philadelphia stables, thirteen-year-old Troy bonds with a mare named Chance, discovers the sport of polo, and learns who his real friends are. For grades 4-7. 2016.


The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora
DB88056 5 hours 8 minutes
by Pablo Cartaya
read by Pablo Cartaya
Thirteen-year-old Arturo spends his Miami summers playing basketball and sometimes working a few shifts as a dishwasher at Abuela's restaurant. His lazy vacation takes a different turn when a cute poetry enthusiast moves into his apartment complex, and then a smarmy land developer threatens the community. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2017.

Forest World
DB89291 2 hours 17 minutes
by Margarita Engle
read by Steven Carpenter
Novel in verse. Sent to Cuba to visit the father he barely knows, eleven-year-old Edver is surprised to meet his sister, Luza. The two try to lure their cryptozoologist mother into coming to Cuba, but their plan turns dangerous. For grades 4-7. 2017.

House Arrest
DB87377 3 hours 28 minutes
by K.A. Holt
read by Jon Pinnow
A novel in verse. Thirteen-year-old Timothy is sentenced to house arrest after impulsively stealing a wallet to help pay for his baby brother's medicine. Forced to keep a journal, Timothy pours all his thoughts, fears, and frustrations into his writing. For grades 6-9. 2015.


The Dark Prophecy: The Trials of Apollo, Book 2
DB87945 12 hours 34 minutes
by Rick Riordan
read by various narrators
Leaving the safety of the demigod training ground, a disgraced Apollo embarks on a quest across North America to find a dangerous ancient-world Oracle while navigating the challenges of the evil Triumvirate. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2017.


A Properly Unhaunted Place
DB89472 3 hours 34 minutes
by William Alexander
read by Steven Carpenter
Rosa and Jasper are dismayed that they live in the only unhaunted town in a world full of ghosts, but they spring to action when they realize that there are indeed spirits lying in wait to take the town back. For grades 4-7. 2017.

Lights, Camera, Cook! Next Best Junior Chef, Episode 1
DB89255 3 hours 5 minutes
by Charise Mericle Harper
read by Jon Pinnow
Contestants Tate, Rae, Caroline, and Oliver, ages nine to eleven, compete against each other in a televised cooking show called Next Best Junior Chef. After being judged by professional chefs, one of the kids will face elimination. For grades 2-4. 2017.

The Song from Somewhere Else
DB89273 4 hours 41 minutes
by A.F. Harrold
read by Jennifer Hubbard
After being saved from bullies by the class misfit, Nick, Frank is drawn to Nick's house by strange music. She discovers he has incredible secrets and decides to help him, just as he helped her. For grades 3-6. 2016.

The First Rule of Punk
DB89161 6 hours 35 minutes
by Celia C. Pérez
read by Emily Ellet
Twelve-year-old Malú reluctantly moves to Chicago and starts seventh grade with a bang. She violates the dress code with her punk rock aesthetic and spurns the most popular girl in favor of starting a band with kids like herself. For grades 4-7. 2017.

DB87948 7 hours 17 minutes
by Melissa Savage
read by Tara Sands
After her mother dies in 1975, ten-year-old Lemonade must live with her grandfather in a small town famous for Bigfoot sightings. She soon becomes friends with Tobin, a quirky Bigfoot investigator. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2017.

Cupcake Diaries, Books 26–30
DB89290 13 hours 59 minutes
by Coco Simon
read by Margaret Strom
Books twenty-six through thirty, written between 2015 and 2017, featuring the adventures of middle-school friends who love to create tasty treats. Includes Mia the Way the Cupcake Crumbles, Emma Raining Cats and Dogs . . . and Cupcakes!, Alexis Cupcake Crush, Katie Just Desserts, and Mia Measures Up!. For grades 4-7. 2017.

The Secret Sheriff of Sixth Grade
DB89283 4 hours 10 minutes
by Jordan Sonnenblick
read by Jeff Allin
Ever since his father died serving in the military, Maverick's home life has been hard—his mother drinks too much and dates abusive men. After he has a few confrontations with bullies, Maverick's sixth-grade experience changes him in unforeseen ways. Some violence. For grades 5-8. 2017.

Well, That Was Awkward
DB87836 6 hours 17 minutes
by Rachel Vail
read by Simone Policano
There are unexpected consequences when thirteen-year-old Gracie sends texts to A.J. pretending to be her bashful best friend, Sienna. Then their friend Emmett starts texting back, pretending to be shy A.J. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2017.

Growing Up

Just Dance
DB89279 1 hour 21 minutes
by Patricia MacLachlan
read by Colleen Delany
Living on a farm in the middle of the prairie, young Sylvie struggles to understand why her mother gave up a career singing on stage. Meanwhile, she sets off on an adventure of her own as the poetic town reporter. For grades 3-6. 2017.

Historical Fiction

Like a River Glorious
DB87452 10 hours 18 minutes
by Rae Carson
read by Erin Jones
After her dangerous journey to California, Lee Westfall's magical power to sense gold continues to grow. When her villainous Uncle Hiram kidnaps her, Lee hopes her ability and her friends can stop him. Sequel to Walk on Earth a Stranger (DB83092). Some violence. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2016.


DB89272 5 hours 46 minutes
by Pete Hautman
read by Alec Volz
Hoping to win a cash prize in a pizza-eating contest after accidentally racking up a tab on his mother's credit card, fourteen-year-old David juggles his competitive eating training with the responsibility of looking after his autistic younger brother Mal. For grades 5-8. 2017.

Mystery and Detective

Wallace and Grace, Books 1–3
DB89466 1 hour 6 minutes
by Heather Alexander
read by Colleen Delany
Three mysteries featuring Wallace and Grace, best friends and partners in the Night Owl Detective Agency. Includes Wallace and Grace Take the Case, Wallace and Grace and the Cupcake Caper, and Wallace and Grace and the Lost Puppy. For grades K-3. 2017.

Pennybaker School Is Headed for Disaster
DB89282 6 hours 52 minutes
by Jennifer Brown
read by Jeff Allin
As a new student at Pennybaker School for the Uniquely Gifted, Thomas Fallgrout is blamed when the bust of a beloved math teacher goes missing. Thomas teams up with his oddball neighbor, Chip Mason, to find it. For grades 4-7. 2017.

Ruby Redfort Pick Your Poison
DB89334 11 hours 35 minutes
by Lauren Child
read by Emily Ellet
Genius and undercover agent Ruby Redfort finds herself dealing with poisonous rumors floating around the community of Twinford that compel her to brush up on her martial arts skills. Sequel to Ruby Redfort Feel the Fear (DB89054). For grades 5-8. 2015.

Lock and Key Series, Books 1–2
DB89498 14 hours 45 minutes
by Ridley Pearson
read by Kristin Allison
Books one and two, written between 2016 and 2017, featuring the adventures of James Moriarty, his sister Moria, and his unlikely companion and roommate at Baskerville Academy, Sherlock Holmes. Includes The Initiation and The Downward Spiral. For grades 5-8. 2017.


DB89241 8 hours 0 minutes
by John David Anderson
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
When cell phones are banned at Branton Middle School, students start communicating through sticky notes left all over the school. This triggers a wave of bullying activities in the wake of a new girl's arrival. For grades 5-8. 2017.

Ban This Book
DB89247 5 hours 19 minutes
by Alan Gratz
read by Suzanne Toren
When Amy Anne Ollinger discovers that her favorite book, among other titles, is banned from Shelbourne Elementary's library, Amy Anne and her friends fight back and create a secret banned-books library in her locker. For grades 4-7. 2017.

Confessions from the Principal's Kid
DB89231 3 hours 34 minutes
by Robin Mellom
read by Mare Trevathan
After her mom changes from her position as a teacher to the school's principal, fifth-grader Allie finds it difficult to make new friends and keep old ones. She hopes a spot on the Pentagon, a competitive math club, will lift her social standing. For grades 4-7. 2017.

Science Fiction

DB87582 8 hours 46 minutes
by Chris Wooding
read by Brittany Pressley
Cassica and Shiara have grown up in Coppermouth, a dust-choked town in the Outback, but now they hope to use their driver and mechanic skills to take on the Widowmaker, an off-road rally through some of the most dangerous places on Earth. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2017.

Sports Stories

The Soccer Surprise: MVP, Book 2
DB87576 1 hour 16 minutes
by David A. Kelly
read by Tonya Cornelisse
A famous soccer star is coming to town, and the kids of the MVP Club want to save an old field house and turn it into a sports center. But they will need the soccer star's help. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2016.

Patina: Track, Book 2
DB89230 5 hours 1 minute
by Jason Reynolds
read by Mare Trevathan
As a newbie to the elite track team the Defenders, Patina Jones must learn to rely on her family and teammates as she tries to outrun her anger and personal demons. For grades 5-8. 2017.

Children's Nonfiction

Animals and Wildlife

A Dog in the Cave: The Wolves Who Made Us Human
DB89228 5 hours 19 minutes
by Kay Frydenborg
read by Kristin Allison
Explores the connection between dogs and humans, from hunter-gatherer partners to modern-day pets. Focuses on how humans have influenced dogs' evolution and raises new questions about the species' shared future. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2017.

Unstoppable: True Stories of Amazing Bionic Animals
DB89502 2 hours 11 minutes
by Nancy Furstinger
read by Jill Ferris
A collection of stories featuring animals learning to use prosthetic limbs after losing their own. Allison, for example, is a sea turtle left with only one flipper after a predator attack. The rescue center staff designed a suit for her to be able to swim and change directions. For grades 4-7. 2017.


Chasing Space: Young Readers' Edition
DB89168 5 hours 30 minutes
by Leland Melvin
read by Bob Moore
A NASA astronaut shares his experiences that led him off the football field and into space. Discusses his time as an NFL football player and as an engineer, as well as the spacewalk training accident that left him with a partial hearing loss. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2017.


Speaking Our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation
DB89292 4 hours 11 minutes
by Monique Gray Smith
read by Jean Cochran
Overview of Canada's residential school system, which removed indigenous children from their own families and cultures. Reports on the devastation it has caused indigenous families. Examines how we can foster reconciliation with indigenous people at every level in society, and learn from our history. Some violence. For grades 4-7. 2017.


How to Live Like . . . Series, Books 1–8
DB87268 3 hours 59 minutes
by John Farndon and Anita Ganeri
read by Robert Sams
Eight books, written between 2015 and 2016, featuring some of history's fascinating professions. Includes How to Live like an Aztec Priest, How to Live like a Caribbean Pirate, How to Live like an Egyptian Mummy Maker, How to Live like a Medieval Knight, and more. For grades 4-7. 2016.

Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library
DB89431 0 hours 49 minutes
by Carole Boston Weatherford
read by Ken Jackson
After being told as a child that Africa's descendants didn't have a history, Arturo Schomburg (1874–1938) set out to prove the opposite and amassed a collection of African books, letters, music, and art that is currently housed in the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. For grades 4-7. 2017.


Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters
DB89281 0 hours 20 minutes
by Michael Mahin
read by Jeff Allin
Recounts the life of blues musician Muddy Waters, from his early years in Mississippi to the clubs in Chicago, where his untamable spirit and outsize talent led to his big recording break. For grades K-3 and older readers. 2017.


Miguel's Brave Knight: Young Cervantes and his Dream of Don Quixote
DB89280 0 hours 25 minutes
by Margarita Engle
read by Gary Telles
Collection of poems that describes how Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547–1616) found refuge from his childhood troubles by daydreaming of a brave knight who would right the wrongs of the world. The knight became the inspiration for Cervantes's famous character, Don Quixote. For grades 3-6. 2017.


Talking to God: Prayers for Children from the World's Religions
DB89285 0 hours 26 minutes
selected by Demi
read by Jeff Allin
Selection of short prayers from major world religions, including prayers of praise, prayers of petition, prayers of gratitude, and prayers of blessing. For grades K-3. 2017.

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Foreign Language Books


Los libros presentes en esta edición de Talking Book Topics (Temas de Libros Parlantes) se enviaron recientemente a las bibliotecas de cooperación. La colección completa contiene una amplia gama de libros de ficción y no ficción, incluyendo biografías, clásicos, de vaqueros, misterio, romance y otros.

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Por Trece Razones (Thirteen Reasons Why)
DB85972 9 horas 35 minutes
por Jay Asher
leído por Martin Untrojb
Clay Jensen recibe una caja de casetes por correo sin remitente. Hannah Baker —una joven que se suicidó y quien apenas conocía pero a quien le gustaba en secreto— grabó un mensaje final para trece personas, con cada uno escuchándolo y luego pasándolo a la siguiente persona. Publicado originalmente en inglés en 2007. Para lectores de alta secundaria y mayores. (Clay Jensen receives a box of audiocassettes with no return address. Hannah Baker—a girl he barely knew but secretly liked, who committed suicide—recorded a final message for thirteen people to listen to and then pass on to the next person. First published in English in 2007. For senior high and older readers.) 2016.

Legado Mortal (As Time Goes By)
DB85978 7 horas 42 minutes
por Mary Higgins Clark
leído por varios narradores
Delaney Wright se entera que ha sido promovida a presentadora de noticias y aún podrá realizar los informes sobre el juicio de Betsy Grant, una ex maestra de cuarenta y tres años, acusada de asesinar a su esposo médico que sufría de Alzheimer. Pero Delaney, con la ayuda de sus amigos Alvirah y Willy, también está buscando a su madre biológica. Traducido del inglés. (Delaney Wright learns she has been promoted to anchor and still gets to cover the trial of forty-three-year-old former teacher Betsy Grant, accused of murdering her physician husband who suffered from Alzheimer's. But Delaney—with the help of friends Alvirah and Willy—is also searching for her birth mother. Translated from English.) 2017.

Cuentos de Buenas Noches para Niñas Rebeldes: 100 Historias de Mujeres Extraordinarias (Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women)
DB85968 4 horas 58 minutes
por Elena Favilli y Francesca Cavallo
leído por Gabriela Garcia
Las vidas de 100 mujeres distinguidas de alrededor del mundo —artistas, científicas, inventoras, exploradoras, escritoras, bailarinas, activistas y líderes— contaron como cuentos de hadas cortos. Incluye Alicia Alonso, Cora Coralina, Eufrosina Cruz, Evita Perón, Helen Keller, Isabel Allende, y Las Hermanas Mirabal. Traducido del italiano. Para grados 3-6 y lectores mayores. (The lives of 100 distinguished women from around the world—artists, scientists, inventors, explorers, writers, dancers, activists and leaders—retold as short fairy tales. Includes Alicia Alonso, Cora Coralina, Eufrosina Cruz, Evita Perón, Helen Keller, Isabel Allende, and Las Hermanas Mirabal. Translated from Italian. For grades 3-6 and older readers.) 2016.

Noviembre (November)
DB84974 9 horas 14 minutes
por Jorge Galán
leído por Alejandro Ruiz
San Salvador, 1989. Un grupo de hombres armados entra a la Universidad Centroamericana y asesina a dos mujeres y seis sacerdotes a sangre fría . El padre José María Tojeira tiene la tarea de descubrir la verdad detrás de la masacre e identificar a todos los culpables. Violencia y lenguaje injurioso. (San Salvador, 1989. A group of armed men enters the Central American University and murders two women and six priests in cold blood. Father José María Tojeira is tasked with discovering the truth behind the massacre and identifying the guilty. Violence and strong language.) 2015.

¡Gol! La Gran Final (Goal! The Grand Finale)
DB85966 3 horas 29 minutes
por Luigi Garlando
leído por Martin Untrojb
Ha llegado la hora de la verdad. El campeonato está a punto de concluir y ahora solo queda la gran final: los Cebolletas contra los Tiburones Azules —el antiguo equipo de Tomi. Publicado por primera vez en italiano en 2007. Para grados 3 a 6 y lectores mayores. (The moment of truth has arrived. The championship is about to conclude, and now there is only the grand finale: the Cebolletas versus the Tiburones Azules—Tomi's former team. Originally published in 2007 in Italian. For grades 3-6 and older readers.) 2010.

El Secreto de la Paz Personal (The Key to Personal Peace)
DB85969 1 hora 32 minutes
por Billy Graham
leído por Martin Untrojb
El renombrado evangelista Billy Graham ofrece su visión de la paz personal posible a través de la fe religiosa —la fe que él considera un antídoto para el vacío espiritual que oprime el mundo. Traducido del inglés. (Renowned evangelist Billy Graham offers his vision of the personal peace possible through religious faith—the faith that he considers to be an antidote to the spiritual emptiness that oppresses the world. Translated from English.) 2003.

Mi Tierra Eres Tú (My Land Is You)
DB84991 10 horas 8 minutes
por Bela Marbel
leído por Walter Krochmal
George y Natalia se enamoraron cuando eran adolescentes, pero siendo él un estadounidense y ella una española, se vieron obligados a separarse. Diez años después, sus destinos se cruzan de nuevo y sus sentimientos vuelven con una fuerza arrolladora. Lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones de índole sexual. (George and Natalia fell in love when they were teenagers, but since he was an American and she was Spanish, they were forced to separate. Ten years later, their destinies cross again and their feelings return with an overwhelming force. Strong language and descriptions of sex.) 2016.

El Hogar de Miss Peregrine para Niños Peculiares (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children)
DB85967 12 horas 32 minutes
por Ransom Riggs
leído por Aurelio Dominguez
Como resultado de una tragedia familiar, Jacob, un joven estadounidense de dieciséis años, viaja a una remota isla frente a las costas de Gales. Allí descubre las ruinas de un antiguo orfanato que alberga a niños peculiares —y quizás peligrosos. Traducido del inglés. Violencia y lenguaje injurioso. Para lectores de alta secundaria y mayores. (A family tragedy sends sixteen-year-old American Jacob on a journey to a remote island off the coast of Wales. There he discovers the ruins of an old orphanage that was home to peculiar—and possibly dangerous—children. Translated from English. Violence and strong language.) 2012.

Solo Nosotros Dos (Two by Two)
DB85971 21 horas 13 minutes
por Nicholas Sparks
leído por Aurelio Dominguez
Russell Green está felizmente casado —con una hija y un trabajo como ejecutivo de publicidad que le encanta. Está completamente sorprendido cuando pierde a su esposa y su trabajo en rápida sucesión, y luchando para criar a su hija solo. Traducido del inglés. (Russell Green is happily married—with a daughter and a job as an advertising executive that he loves. He is stunned when he loses his wife and job in rapid succession, leaving him struggling to raise his daughter alone. Translated from English.) 2016.

Trump: Los Mejores Consejos de Bienes Raíces Que He Recibido; 100 Expertos Comparten Sus Estrategias (Trump: The Best Real-Estate Advice I Ever Received; 100 Top Experts Share Their Strategies)
DB84973 8 horas 24 minutes
compilado por Donald J. Trump
leído por Martin Untrojb
El empresario y presidente cuadragésimo quinto de los Estados Unidos, Donald J. Trump (nacido en 1946), ofrece una colección de consejos de bienes raíces por cien líderes empresariales exitosos. Originalmente publicado en inglés en 2006. (Businessman and forty-fifth president of the United States, Donald J. Trump (born 1946), offers a collection of real estate tips by one hundred successful business leaders. Originally published in English in 2006.) 2010.

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Analog Science Fiction and Fact (10 issues)

Asimov’s Science Fiction (10 issues)

The Atlantic (10 issues)

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Das Beste aus Reader’s Digest (German; 12 issues)

Bon Appétit (12 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; 10 issues)

Diabetes Forecast (12 issues)

Discover (10 issues)

Ebony (12 issues)

The Economist (52 issues)

Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (6 issues)

Foreign Affairs (6 issues)

France-Amérique (French; 11 issues)

Good Housekeeping (12 issues)

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

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Humpty Dumpty (bimonthly (6 issues))

Kiplinger's Retirement Report (12 issues)

Magazine of the Month (12 issues)

Missouri Conservationist (12 issues)

Money (12 issues)

Muse (9 issues)

The Musical Mainstream (4 issues)

The Nation (34 issues)

National Geographic (12 issues)

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

National Geographic Traveler (bimonthly (6 issues))

National Review (24 issues)

The New Yorker (47 issues)

The New York Times Book Review (weekly)

O, The Oprah Magazine (12 issues)

Oklahoma Today (bimonthly (6 issues))

Outdoor Life (10 issues)

People (52 issues)

People en Español (Spanish; 11 issues)

Piano Technicians Journal (12 issues)

Playboy (12 issues)

QST (12 issues)

Quarterly Music Magazine (4 issues)

Rolling Stone (biweekly (24 issues))

Seventeen (6 issues)

Smithsonian (11 issues)

Sound & Vision (10 issues)

Southern Living (13 issues)

Spider (for children; 9 issues)

Sports Illustrated (27 issues)

Sports Illustrated Kids (12 issues)

Talking Book Topics (6 issues; also contains NLS News, published quarterly)

Travel & Leisure (12 issues)

True West (12 issues)

Vanidades (Spanish; 11 issues)

Vital Speeches of the Day (12 issues)

The Week (50 issues)

Wired (12 issues)

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