New Books on CD

Enchantress of numbers [CD sound recording] : a novel of Ada Lovelace

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Chiaverini, Jennifer,
Publisher Recorded Books, [2017] c℗2017
Unabridged.
16 audio discs (approximately 20 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC CHIAVERINI
Summary "The only legitimate child of Lord Byron, the most brilliant, revered, and scandalous of the Romantic poets, Ada was destined for fame long before her birth. Estranged from Ada's father, who was infamously "mad, bad, and dangerous to know," Ada's mathematician mother is determined to save her only child from her perilous Byron heritage. Banishing fairy tales and make-believe from the nursery, Ada's mother provides her daughter with a rigorous education grounded in mathematics and science. Any troubling spark of imagination--or worse yet, passion or poetry--is promptly extinguished. Or so her mother believes. When Ada is introduced into London society as a highly eligible young heiress, she at last discovers the intellectual and social circles she has craved all her life. Little does she realize that her delightful new friendship with inventor Charles Babbage--brilliant, charming, and occasionally curmudgeonly--will shape her destiny..."--Dust jacket.

Double the trouble [CD sound recording]

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Child, Maureen,
Publisher Recorded Books, [2015] ℗2015.
Unabridged.
5 audio discs (approximately 6 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC CHILD
Summary When Colton King ended his impetuous marriage to Penny Oaks after just twenty-four hours, it was out of sight, out of mind. But now, more than a year later, Colton discovers Penny's huge secret---actually two little secrets: a baby boy and a baby girl. Colton's only option is to lay claim to his twins. But soon he finds himself laying claim to Penny all over again. Now they have to ask themselves. Was their whirlwind marriage meant to last a lifetime?

Evil under the sun [CD sound recording]

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976,
Publisher Harper Audio, [2016]
Unabridged.
5 audio discs (approximately 6 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC CHRISTIE
Summary The beautiful bronzed body of Arlena Stuart lay facedown on the beach. But strangely, there was no sun and Arlena was not sunbathing ... she had been strangled. Ever since Arlena's arrival the air had been thick with sexual tension. Each of the guests had a motive to kill her, including Arlena's new husband. But Hercule Poirot suspects that this apparent "crime of passion" conceals something much more evil.

Five little pigs [CD sound recording]

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976,
Publisher Harper Audio, [2016]
Unabridged.
6 audio discs (approximately 6 hours, 45 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC CHRISTIE
Summary Hercule Poirot undertakes a sixteen-year-old murder case in which a woman apparently poisoned her adulterous husband. Because her husband-to-be is growing wearily disenchanted with her family's history, the daughter of the accused murderer, Carla Lemarchant, desperately tries to clear her mother's name. As Poirot conducts his investigation, he rounds up five other possible suspects.

The murder of Roger Ackroyd [CD sound recording]

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976,
Publisher Harper Audio, [2016]
Unabridged.
6 audio discs (approximately 7 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC CHRISTIE
Summary When authorities rule the death of wealthy widow Mrs. Ferrars a suicide, suspicions arise that she may have been responsible for the death of her husband. However, when her lover, Roger Ackroyd, is soon murdered, detective Hercule Poirot uncovers shocking and unexpected conclusions.

The ABC murders [CD sound recording]

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976,
Publisher Harper Audio, [2016]
Unabridged.
5 audio discs (approximately 6 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC CHRISTIE
Summary There's a serial killer on the loose, bent on working his way through the alphabet. And as a macabre calling card he leaves beside each victim's corpse the ABC Railway Guide open at the name of the town where the murder has taken place. Having begun with Andover, Bexhill, and then Churston, there seems little chance of the murderer being caught, until he makes the crucial and vain mistake of challenging Hercule Poirot to frustrate his plans.

Cards on the table [CD sound recording] : a Hercule Poirot mystery

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976.
Publisher HarperCollins, [2016] Blackstone Audio
Unabridged
5 audio discs (6 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC CHRISTIE
Summary "Mr. Shaitana is famous as a flamboyant party host. Nevertheless, he is a man of whom everybody is a little afraid. So when he boasts to Hercule Poirot that he considers murder an art form, the detective has some reservations about accepting a party invitation to view Shaitana's "private collection." Indeed, what begins as an absorbing evening of bridge will turn into a more dangerous game altogether"--Container.

Cold earth [CD sound recording]

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Cleeves, Ann,
Publisher Macmillan Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (approximately 10 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC CLEEVES
Summary "In the dark days of a Shetland winter, torrential rain triggers a landslide that crosses the main road and sweeps down to the sea. At the burial of his old friend Magnus Tait, Jimmy Perez watches the flood of mud and water smash through a house in its path. Everyone thinks the home is uninhabited, but in the wreckage he finds the body of a dark-haired woman wearing a red silk dress. Perez soon becomes obsessed with tracing her identity and realizes he must find out who she was and how she died"--

Telling tales [CD sound recording]

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Cleeves, Ann,
Publisher Macmillan Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
10 audio discs (approximately 11 hours, 32 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC CLEEVES
Summary "It has been ten years since Jeanie Long was charged with the murder of fifteen-year-old Abigail Mantel. Now residents of the East Yorkshire village of Elvet are disturbed to hear of new evidence proving Jeanie's innocence. Abigail's killer is still at large. For one young woman, Emma Bennett, the revelation brings back haunting memories of her vibrant best friend--and of that fearful winter's day when she had discovered her body lying cold in a ditch. As Inspector Vera Stanhope makes fresh inquiries on the peninsula and villagers are hauled back to a time they hoped to forget, tensions begin to mount. But are people afraid of the killer or of their own guilty pasts? With each person's story revisited, the Inspector begins to suspect that some deadly secrets are threatening to unfurl"--

The seagull [CD sound recording]

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Cleeves, Ann,
Publisher Macmillan Audio, [2017] ℗2017
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (11.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Audio CD
Call Number XX(1654045.2)
Summary A visit to her local prison brings DI Vera Stanhope face to face with an old enemy: former detective superintendent, and now inmate, John Brace. Brace was convicted of corruption and involvement in the death of a gamekeeper, and Vera played a key part in his downfall. Now, Brace promises Vera information about the disappearance of Robbie Marshall, a notorious wheeler-dealer who disappeared in the mid-nineties, if she will look out for his daughter and grandchildren. He tells her that Marshall is dead, and that his body is buried close to St Mary's Island in Whitley Bay. However, when a search team investigates, officers find not one skeleton, but two. This cold case takes Vera back in time, and very close to home, as Brace and Marshall, along with a mysterious stranger known only as 'the Prof', were close friends of Hector, her father.

We were eight years in power [CD sound recording] : an American tragedy

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Coates, Ta-Nehisi,
Publisher Random House Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
11 audio discs (approximately 13 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) 973.932 COA
Summary "We were eight years in power" was the lament of Reconstruction-era black politicians as the American experiment in multiracial democracy ended with the return of white supremacist rule in the South. In this sweeping collection of new and selected essays, Ta-Nehisi Coates explores the tragic echoes of that history in our own time: the unprecedented election of a black president followed by a vicious backlash that fueled the election of the man Coates argues is America's "first white president." But the story of these present-day eight years is not just about presidential politics. This book also examines the new voices, ideas, and movements for justice that emerged over this period -- and the effects of the persistent, haunting shadow of our nation's old and unreconciled history. Coates powerfully examines the events of the Obama era from his intimate and revealing perspective -- the point of view of a young writer who begins the journey in an unemployment office in Harlem and ends it in the Oval Office, interviewing a president. We Were Eight Years in Power features Coates's iconic essays first published in The Atlantic, including "Fear of a Black President," "The Case for Reparations," and "The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration," along with eight fresh essays that revisit each year of the Obama administration through Coates's own experiences, observations, and intellectual development, capped by a bracingly original assessment of the election that fully illuminated the tragedy of the Obama era. We Were Eight Years in Power is a vital account of modern America, from one of the definitive voices of this historic moment.

The Chicago Cubs [CD sound recording] : story of a curse

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Cohen, Rich,
Publisher Recorded Books, [2017] ℗2017
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (approximately 9 hours, 15 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK 796.35764 COH
Summary For Rich Cohen and millions of other fans, the Chicago Cubs have always been more than a team: they've been the protagonists of a King Arthur epic, in search of the Holy Grail that is winning the World Series. A chronicle of the last few miraculous seasons as experienced through the prism of Cubs history, The Chicago Cubs tracks the famous curse, which was placed on the team in 1945 by the infamous owner of the Billy Goat Tavern, who was ejected from Wrigley Field when he tried to bring his goat into the grandstand for the fifth game of the World Series. He vowed the team would never get back to the championship. And they haven't-until now. Cohen follows the Cubs' early days as the first powerhouse baseball team, winners of the 1907 and 1908 World Series; their storied players, such as Billy Sunday, the 2nd baseman who became the most popular preacher in America; their old stadiums; their owners, from chewing gum magnate William Wrigley to Thomas Ricketts, CEO of Ameritrade; and their time between the two World Wars; all of it leading up to the momentous last World Series appearance and the breaking of the famed curse. A captivating blend of reportage and memoir, drawing on Cohen's extensive interviews and travels with recent Cubs players, owners, and coaching staff, The Cubs is a portrait not only of a team, but also of a city, of a game, and of what it means to be a perpetually disappointed fan who is finally rewarded.

Silver bells [CD sound recording]

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by container of (work): Michaels, Fern. Silver bells.
Publisher Dreamscape Media, LLC, [2017] ℗2017
Unabridged.
11 audio discs (approximately 827 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD Audiobook SIL
Summary In the air, there's a feeling of Christmas. So settle into the coziest armchair, and enjoy these four captivating tales that will make the holidays merry and bright!

The armageddon file [CD sound recording]

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Coonts, Stephen, 1946-
Publisher Brilliance Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
6 audio discs (approximately 7 hours, 33 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) FIC COONTS, STEPHEN
Summary "After one of the most contentious and divisive elections in American history, the new president is finally settling into the West Wing. But when his chief of staff discovers evidence that voting machines in key counties in swing states were tampered with, the whole administration is in danger of unraveling. Did someone steal the election? Are America's enemies involved? Were the tampered-with machines actually rigged to swing the election the other way -- and if so and the plot failed, what is the conspirators' backup plan? Jake Grafton and Tommy Carmellini race to solve the mystery of a potentially rigged election before Americans' full faith and credit in our democracy, sovereignty, and rule of law become completely undone"--From publisher's description.

Miss Burma [CD sound recording]

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Craig, Charmaine,
Publisher Blackstone Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
11 audio discs (approximately 13 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC CRAIG
Summary "A beautiful and poignant story of one family during the most violent and turbulent years of world history, Miss Burma is a powerful novel of love and war, colonialism and ethnicity, and the ties of blood. Miss Burma tells the story of modern-day Burma through the eyes of Benny and Khin, husband and wife, and their daughter Louisa. After attending school in Calcutta, Benny settles in Rangoon, then part of the British Empire, and falls in love with Khin, a woman who is part of a long-persecuted ethnic minority group, the Karen. World War II comes to Southeast Asia, and Benny and Khin must go into hiding in the eastern part of the country during the Japanese Occupation, beginning a journey that will lead them to change the country's history. After the war, the British authorities make a deal with the Burman nationalists, led by Aung San, whose party gains control of the country. When Aung San is assassinated, his successor ignores the pleas for self-government of the Karen people and other ethnic groups, and in doing so sets off what will become the longest-running civil war in recorded history. Benny and Khin's eldest child, Louisa, has a danger-filled, tempestuous childhood and reaches prominence as Burma's first beauty queen, soon before the country falls to dictatorship. As Louisa navigates her new-found fame, she is forced to reckon with her family's past, the West's ongoing covert dealings in her country, and her own loyalty to the cause of the Karen people. Based on the story of the author's mother and grandparents, Miss Burma is a captivating portrait of how modern Burma came to be, and of the ordinary people swept up in the struggle for self-determination and freedom"--

Food, science, and the human body [CD sound recording]

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Crittenden, Alyssa N.
Publisher Teaching Company ; [Distributed by] Recorded Books, [2017]
18 audio discs (18 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 PDF disc.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) 613.2 CRI
Summary Join an award-winning anthropologist for an exploration of the evolution of the human diet and its relationship to our bodies.

I'm fine ... and other lies [CD sound recording]

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Cummings, Whitney, 1982-
Publisher Penguin Audio ; Distributed by Recorded Books, ℗2017.
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (9 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOOK CD 792.7028 CUM
Summary Here are all the stories and mistakes I've made that were way too embarrassing to tell on stage in front of an actual audience; but thanks to not-so-modern technology, you can read about them here so I don't have to risk having your judgmental eye contact crush my self-esteem. This book contains some delicious schadenfreude in which I recall such humiliating debacles as breaking my shoulder while trying to impress a guy, coming very close to spending my life in a Guatemalan prison, and having my lacerated ear sewn back on by a deaf guy after losing it in a torrid love affair. In addition to hoarding mortifying situations that'll make you feel way better about your choices, I've also accumulated a lot of knowledge from therapists, psychotherapists, and psychopaths, which can probably help you avoid making the same mistakes I've made. Think of this book as everything you'd want from the Internet all in one place, except without the constant distractions of ads, online shopping, and porn. I'm not sure what else to say to say, except that you should buy it if you want to laugh and learn how to stop being crazy. And if we used to date, see you in court.

Never look at the empty seats [CD sound recording] : a memoir

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Daniels, Charlie, 1936-
Publisher Brilliance Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (8 hr., 23 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD Audiobook B Daniels, Charlie
Summary "Charlie was officially inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016, shortly before his eightieth birthday. He now shares the inside stories and reflections from his earliest days in the 1940s to his self-taught guitar and fiddle playing high school days of the fifties through his rise to music stardom in the seventies, eighties and beyond"--

The duchess deal [CD sound recording] : girl meets duke

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Dare, Tessa,
Publisher Harper Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (8 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD Audiobook Dare, Tessa
Summary "Since his return from war, the Duke of Ashbury's to-do list has been short and anything but sweet: brooding, glowering, menacing London ne'er-do-wells by night. Now there's a new item on the list. He needs an heir, which means he needs a wife. When Emma Gladstone, a vicar's daughter turned seamstress, appears in his library wearing a wedding gown, he decides on the spot that she'll do"--

The child finder [CD sound recording] : a novel

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Denfeld, Rene.
Publisher Harper Audio ; Distributed by Recorded Books, ℗2017.
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (8 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOOK CD DEN
Summary Three years ago Madison Culver went missing at the age of five while looking for a Christmas tree with her family. Private investigator Naomi Cottle continues the investigation and believes that Madison's disappearance can only be the result of an abduction. Naomi's personal journey from foster child to adulthood parallels her search for Madison, and as her fears and sources of determination come to light, the narrative also dips into Madison's mind, allowing readers to experience her terrifying ordeal at the hands of her captor.

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