New Books on CD

The duchess [CD sound recording] : a novel

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:52
by Steel, Danielle,
Publisher Recorded Books, 2017.
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F STE
Summary Angélique Latham has grown up at magnificent Belgrave Castle under the loving tutelage of her father, the Duke of Westerfield, after the death of her aristocratic French mother. But when he dies, her half-brothers brutally turn her out, denying her very existence. Angélique has a keen mind, remarkable beauty, and an envelope of money her father pressed upon her. To survive, she will need all her resources--and one bold stroke of fortune. Unable to secure employment without references or connections, Angélique desperately makes her way to Paris, where she rescues a young woman fleeing an abusive madam--and suddenly sees a possibility: Open an elegant house of pleasure that will protect its women and serve only the best clients. With her upper-class breeding, her impeccable style, and her father's bequest, Angélique creates Le Boudoir, soon a sensational establishment where powerful men, secret desires, and beautiful, sophisticated women come together. But living on the edge of scandal, can she ever make a life of her own--or regain her rightful place in the world?

Devoted in death [CD sound recording]

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 08:48
by Robb, J. D., 1950-
Publisher Brilliance Audio, Inc., [2015]
Unabridged.
10 audio discs (approximately 12 hours, 21 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F ROB
Summary "When Lieutenant Eve Dallas examines a body in a downtown Manhattan alleyway, the victim's injuries are so extensive that she almost misses the clue. Carved into the skin is the shape of a heart--and initials inside reading E and D . . . Ella-Loo and her boyfriend, Darryl, had been separated while Darryl was a guest of the state of Oklahoma, and now that his sentence has been served they don't ever intend to part again. Ella-Loo's got dreams. And Darryl believes there are better ways to achieve your dreams than working for them. So they hit the road, and when their car breaks down in Arkansas, they make plans to take someone else's. Then things get messy and they wind up killing someone--an experience that stokes a fierce, wild desire in Ella-Loo. A desire for Darryl. And a desire to kill again. As they cross state lines on their way to New York to find the life they think they deserve, they will leave a trail of evil behind them. But now they've landed in the jurisdiction of Lieutenant Dallas and her team at the New York Police and Security Department. And with her husband, Roarke, at her side, she has every intention of hunting them down and giving them what they truly deserve"--

Norse mythology [CD sound recording]

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 14:46
by Gaiman, Neil,
Publisher Harper Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
6 audio discs (approximately 6 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F GAI
Summary Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he presents his fashioning of the primeval Norse myths into a novel which begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds, delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants, and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people. Gaiman stays true to the myths while vividly recreating the characters--the gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to dupe others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions--and making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again--

Conclave [CD sound recording]

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 14:46
by Harris, Robert, 1957-
Publisher Books on Tape, [2016]
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (8 hr., 10 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F HAR
Summary Following the sudden death of the Pope, cardinals from around the world gather in the Vatican to cast their votes for the new pontiff, but factions quickly form in what develops into a contentious convention.

News of the world [CD sound recording] : a novel

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 14:46
by Jiles, Paulette, 1943-
Publisher Brilliance Audio, [2016]
Unabridged.
5 audio discs (6 hours, 1 minute) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F JIL
Summary "In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust. In the wake of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings from newspapers to paying audiences hungry for news of the world. An elderly widower who has lived through three wars and fought in two of them, the captain enjoys his rootless, solitary existence. In Wichita Falls, he is offered a $50 gold piece to deliver a young orphan to her relatives in San Antonio. Four years earlier, a band of Kiowa raiders killed Johanna's parents and sister; sparing the little girl, they raised her as one of their own. Recently rescued by the U.S. army, the ten-year-old has once again been torn away from the only home she knows. Their 400-mile journey south through unsettled territory and unforgiving terrain proves difficult and at times dangerous. Johanna has forgotten the English language, tries to escape at every opportunity, throws away her shoes, and refuses to act "civilized." Yet as the miles pass, the two lonely survivors tentatively begin to trust each other, forming a bond that marks the difference between life and death in this treacherous land. Arriving in San Antonio, the reunion is neither happy nor welcome. The captain must hand Johanna over to an aunt and uncle she does not remember--strangers who regard her as an unwanted burden. A respectable man, Captain Kidd is faced with a terrible choice: abandon the girl to her fate or become--in the eyes of the law--a kidnapper himself"--

Hidden figures [CD sound recording] : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 14:46
by Lee Shetterly, Margot
Publisher Harper Audio, [2016]
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (approximately 10 hours, 45 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 510.92 LEE
Summary Before John Glenn orbited the earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation. Originally relegated to teaching math in the South's segregated public schools, they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II, when America's aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff. Suddenly, these overlooked math whizzes had a shot at jobs worthy of their skills, and they answered Uncle Sam's call, moving to Hampton, Virginia and the fascinating, high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory. Even as Virginia's Jim Crow laws required them to be segregated from their white counterparts, the women of Langley's all-black "West Computing" group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most: a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and complete domination of the heavens.--

Born a crime [CD sound recording] : stories from a South African childhood

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 14:46
by Noah, Trevor, 1984-
Publisher Brilliance Audio, Inc., 2016.
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (528 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 792.7028 NOA
Summary One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming-of-age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.

The lost city of the Monkey God [CD sound recording] : a true story

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 14:46
by Preston, Douglas J.,
Publisher Hachette Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
10 audio discs (630 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 972.85 PRE
Summary "#1 New York Times bestselling author Douglas Preston takes readers on an adventure deep into the Honduran jungle in this riveting, danger-filled true story about the discovery of an ancient lost civilization"--

Lincoln in the bardo [CD sound recording]

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 14:46
by Saunders, George, 1958-
Publisher Books on Tape [2017]
Unabridged.
6 audio discs (7 hr., 25 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F SAU
Summary Set over the course of one night and populated by ghosts of the recently passed and the long dead, Lincoln in the Bardo is a thrilling exploration of death, grief, the powers of good and evil, a novel - in its form and voice - completely unlike anything you have read before. It is also, in the end, an exploration of the deeper meaning and possibilities of life, written as only George Saunders can: with humor, pathos, and grace.

Hillbilly elegy [CD sound recording] : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 14:46
by Vance, J. D.,
Publisher Harper Audio, [2016]
Unabridged.
6 audio discs (approximately 6 hours, 45 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 305.562 VAN
Summary Shares the story of the author's family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle class life and the collective demons of the past.

Hungry heart [CD sound recording] : adventures in life, love, and writing

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 14:46
by Weiner, Jennifer,
Publisher Audioworks, imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio, [2016]
Unabridged.
11 audio discs (approximately 13 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 817.54 WEI
Summary Weiner's hilarious and insightful chronicles of her life cover everything from her bad dates to her mother coming out of the closet at age fifty-four to casting a goat in her sitcom. She pairs her trademark sharp humor with disarming candor in this, her first nonfiction work. No subject is off limits.

The Marsh King's daughter [CD sound recording]

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 08:45
by Dionne, Karen,
Publisher Penguin Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (approximately 10 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F DIO
Summary "At last, Helena Pelletier has the life she deserves. A loving husband, two beautiful daughters, a business that fills her days. Then she catches an emergency news announcement and realizes she was a fool to think she could ever leave her worst days behind her. Helena has a secret: she is the product of an abduction. Her mother was kidnapped as a teenager by her father and kept in a remote cabin in the marshlands of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. No electricity, no heat, no running water, not a single human beyond the three of them. Helena, born two years after the abduction, loved her home in nature, fishing, tracking, hunting. And despite her father's odd temperament and sometimes brutal behavior, she loved him, too . . . until she learned precisely how savage a person he could be. More than twenty years later, she has buried her past so soundly that even her husband doesn't know the truth. But now her father has killed two guards, escaped from prison, and disappeared into the marshland he knows better than anyone else in the world. The police commence a manhunt, but Helena knows they don't stand a chance. Knows that only one person has the skills to find the survivalist the world calls the Marsh King, because only one person was ever trained by him: his daughter"--Amazon.com

The rise of Athens [CD sound recording] : the story of the world's greatest civilization

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 08:45
by Everitt, Anthony.
Publisher HighBridge Audio, [2016]
Unabridged.
13 audio discs (16.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 938.5 EVE
Summary Tales of adventure and astounding reversals of fortune that celebrate the city-state that transformed the world; from the democratic revolution that marked its beginning, through the city's political and cultural golden age, to its decline into the ancient equivalent of a modern-day university town.

The switch [CD sound recording] : a novel

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 08:45
by Finder, Joseph,
Publisher Penguin Audio ; Books on Tape, [2017]
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (10 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F FIN
Summary "A simple mix up throws one innocent man into the crosshairs of sinister government secrets and ruthless political ambitions in New York Times bestselling author Joseph Finder's timely, electrifying new thriller. Michael Tanner is on his way home from a business trip when he accidentally picks up the wrong MacBook in an airport security line. He doesn't notice the mix-up until he arrives home in Boston, but by then it's too late. Tanner's curiosity gets the better of him when he discovers that the owner is a US senator and that the laptop contains top secret files. When Senator Susan Robbins realizes she's come back with the wrong laptop, she calls her young chief of staff, Will Abbott, in a panic. Both know that the senator broke the law by uploading classified documents onto her personal computer. If those documents wind up in the wrong hands, it could be Snowden 2.0--and her career in politics will be over. She needs to recover the MacBook before it's too late. When Will fails to gain Tanner's cooperation, he is forced to take measures to retrieve the laptop before a bigger security breach is revealed. He turns to an unscrupulous "fixer" for help. In the meantime, the security agency whose files the senator has appropriated has its own methods, darker still--and suddenly Tanner finds himself a hunted man, on the run, terrified for the safety of his family, in desperate need of a plan, and able to trust no one"--

Tom Clancy Point of contact [CD sound recording]

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 08:45
by Maden, Mike,
Publisher Random House Audio ; Books on Tape, [2017] ℗2017
Unabridged.
11 audio discs (13 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F CLA
Summary "...Jack Ryan, Jr., learns that sometimes the deadliest secret may be standing right next to you. Former U.S. Senator Weston Rhodes is a defense contractor with an urgent problem. His company needs someone to look over the books of Dalfan Technologies, a Singapore company--quickly. He turns to his old friend Gerry Hendley for help. Hendley Associates is one of the best financial analysis firms in the country and the cover for The Campus, a top-secret American intelligence agency. Rhodes asks for two specific analysts, Jack Ryan Jr., and Paul Brown, a mild-mannered forensic accountant...Together Ryan and Brown race to escape both the murderous storm and a team of trained assassins in order to prevent a global catastrophe, even at the cost of their own lives"-- Provided by publisher.

The book of joy [CD sound recording] : lasting happiness in a changing world

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 17:38
by Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV, 1935-
Publisher Penguin Random House ; Books on Tape, [2016] ℗2016
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (approximately 10 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 294.3 BST
Summary Two leading spiritual masters share their wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity, sharing personal stories and teachings about the science of profound happiness and the daily practices that anchor their emotional and spiritual lives.

The rules of magic [CD sound recording]

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 14:36
by Hoffman, Alice,
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio, 2017.
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (660 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F HOF
Summary Susanna Owens knows that her three children are dangerously unique. From the start Susanna sets down rules for her children: No walking in the moonlight, no red shoes, no wearing black, no cats, no crows, no candles, no books about magic. And most importantly, never, ever, fall in love. But when her children visit their Aunt Isabelle, in the small Massachusetts town where the Owens family has been blamed for everything that has ever gone wrong, they uncover family secrets and begin to understand the truth of who they are. Back in New York City each begins a risky journey as they try to escape the family curse.

Banana cream pie murder [CD sound recording]

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 05:36
by Fluke, Joanne, 1943-
Publisher Recorded Books, ℗2017.
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (10 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD M FLU
Summary After an extravagant honeymoon, Hannah's eager to settle down in Lake Eden and turn domestic daydreams into reality. But when her mother's neighbor is discovered murdered in the condo downstairs, reality becomes a nightmarish investigation. Victoria Bascomb, once a renowned stage actress, was active in the theater community during her brief appearance in town . . . and made throngs of enemies along the way. Did a random intruder murder the woman as police claim, or was a deadlier scheme at play? As Hannah peels through countless suspects and some new troubles of her own, solving this crime - and living to tell about it - might prove trickier than mixing up the ultimate banana cream pie.

Dangerous minds [CD sound recording] : a Knight and Moon novel

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 05:31
by Evanovich, Janet,
Publisher Random House Audio ; Books on Tape, [2017]
Unabridged.
6 audio discs (7 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD M EVA
Summary "Riley Moon is a financial analyst and Emerson Knight is an eccentric billionaire's son. Together, this perfectly mismatched crime-fighting duo are looking to take down big league crime in the second mystery by author Janet Evanovich"--

Love story [CD sound recording] : a novel

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 05:31
by Kingsbury, Karen,
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio, 2017. ©2017
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (9 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F KIN
Summary "Decades ago, John and Elizabeth Baxter lived a love story that is still playing out in the lives of their adult children and grandchildren. But few of them know the exact details of that story or the heartbreak that brought the two together. Now in high school, Ashley Baxter Blake's oldest son, Cole, must write a family history paper for a freshman English class. He decides to interview his grandfather about that long ago love story. John is hesitant, not sure if he can take the sorrow of reliving his love story with Elizabeth--especially now that he is remarried. But he agrees and allows his heart to go places it hasn't gone in decades. At the same time, Baxter family friend Cody Coleman is working through the breakup of his complicated relationship with Andi Ellison. He is determined to move on when a chance sighting changes his plans--and heart. Can Cody convince Andi to give their love another try or is it time for them to say goodbye, for good? As school ends, Cole presents his report on the love story between his grandparents John and Elizabeth Baxter. It is a tale that touches the hearts of the entire family, and one that causes Cole to better understand his own beginning. Whether you're meeting the Baxter family for the first time or finding them all over again, Love Story will stir your heart and remind you of the generational impact of love and the eternal bond of family"--

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