New Books on CD

My not so perfect life [CD sound recording] : a novel

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 19:36
by Kinsella, Sophie,
Publisher Books on Tape ; Random House Audio, [2017] ©2017
Unabridged.
10 audio discs (12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F KIN
Summary "When Katie Brenner is fired from her dream job in advertising in London, she's desperate to get away from her mad boss Demeter, and her crush, Alex, who she thought shared her feelings of adoration but didn't. Seeking refuge, she goes home to her father's farm in Somerset to help make her stepmother's dream of turning their land into a glamping retreat come true. Applying her savvy marketing smarts, Katie masterminds a glamorous upscale resort. But when Demeter shows up unnannounced, with Alex not far behind, Katie is forced to rethink her revenge fantasies and her assumptions about family, love, and office politics and realize how much she may have misjudged everyone--and everything--around her"--

Murder has nine lives [CD sound recording] : a Jaine Austen mystery

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 19:36
by Levine, Laura, 1943-
Publisher Dreamscape Media, LLC, [2016]
Unabridged.
6 audio discs (approximately 392 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD M LEV
Summary The future is looking bright for freelance writer Jaine Austen. She's signed up for a new job, she's looking forward to a tropical vacation, and her cat Prozac is slated to star in a major commercial. But when the claws come out behind the scenes, Jaine worries that murder might be the only thing to meow about. . . .

Darktown [CD sound recording] : a novel

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 19:36
by Mullen, Thomas,
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio, [2016] ℗2016
Unabridged.
10 audio discs (12 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F MUL
Summary "Responding to orders from on high, the Atlanta Police Department is forced to hire its first black officers, including war veterans Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith. The newly minted policemen are met with deep hostility by their white peers: they aren't allowed to arrest white suspects, drive squad cars, or set foot in the police headquarters. When a black woman who was last seen in a car driven by a white man turns up dead, Boggs and Smith suspect white cops are behind it. Their investigation sets them up against a brutal cop, Dunlow, who has long run the neighborhood as his own, and his partner, Rakestraw, a young progressive who may or may not be willing to make allies across color lines"--Amazon.com.

Echoes in death [CD sound recording]

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 19:36
by Robb, J. D., 1950-
Publisher Brilliance Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
11 audio discs (approximately 13 hours, 50 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F ROB
Summary "After a party in New York, Lieutenant Eve Dallas rides home with her billionaire husband, Roarke, happy to be done with cocktails and small talk. After another party, not far away, a woman retires to her bedroom with her husband--and walks into a brutal nightmare. Their paths are about to collide ... When the young woman--dazed, naked, and bloody--wanders in front of their car, Roarke slams on the brakes just in time, and Eve, still in glittering gown and heels, springs into action. It's been a long night for the tired homicide cop, and it's far from over. Daphne Strazza is rushed to the ER, but it's too late for Dr. Anthony Strazza. A brilliant orthopedic surgeon, he now lies dead amid the wreckage of his obsessively organized town house, his three safes opened and emptied. Daphne would be a valuable witness, but in her terror and shock the only description of the perp she can offer is repeatedly calling him "the devil" ... While it emerges that Dr. Strazza was cold, controlling, and widely disliked--and that he treated Daphne like a trophy wife--this is one case where the evidence doesn't point to the spouse as the first suspect. So Eve and her team must get started on the legwork, interviewing everyone from dinner-party guests to professional colleagues to caterers, in a desperate race to answer some crucial questions: What does the devil look like? And where will he show up next?"--

Shattered [CD sound recording] : inside Hillary Clinton's doomed campaign

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 19:31
by Allen, Jonathan (Jonathan J. M.),
Publisher Random House Audio, [2017] ℗2017
Unabridged.
14 audio discs (17 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 324.973 ALL
Summary It was never supposed to be this close. And of course she was supposed to win. How Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to Donald Trump is the tragic story of a sure thing gone off the rails. For every Comey revelation or hindsight acknowledgment about the electorate, no explanation of defeat can begin with anything other than the core problem of Hillary's campaign; the candidate herself. Through deep access to insiders from the top to the bottom of the campaign, political writers Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes have reconstructed the key decisions and unseized opportunities, the well-intentioned misfires and the hidden thorns that turned a winnable contest into a devastating loss.

Arnie [CD sound recording]: the life of Arnold Palmer

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 19:31
by Callahan, Tom,
Publisher Blackstone Audio HarperCollins, [2017]
Unabridged
7 audio discs (8 3/4 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD B PALMER
Summary The winner of more than ninety golf championships, Arnold Palmer was a legend in twentieth-century sports. Tom Callahan knew Palmer well for many years, and now he pays tribute to this golfing icon.

Verbal Advantage Success Edition, Sections 1-5. [CD sound recording]

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 19:31
by Elster, Charles Harrington.
Publisher Blackstone Audio Brilliance Audio, [2016]
Unabridged
9 audio discs (11 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 428.1 ELS
Summary People Judge You By the Words You Use. Every day, people judge you by the words you use. Rightly or wrongly, they make assumptions about your intelligence, education, and capabilities. Nothing makes a better impression than a solid mastery of the English language. Studies over many decades have proven that individuals who take the time to enhance vocabulary skills find a direct link to career advancement and better earnings. Strong communication skills also determine your social success. Join the Top 5 Percent When you enhance your vocabulary skills with the Verbal Advantage Success Edition, you will be speaking with the vocabulary power of the top 5 percent of all adults - the most successful, highest-earning people. This extraordinary audio vocabulary course will help you avoid common errors in pronunciation, spelling, grammar, and usage. Every key word is defined, spelled out, carefully pronounced, and used in a sentence. You will never be caught in a blunder again. Verbal Advantage Success Edition will help you to: Become more articulate and colorful when speaking Gain an excellent command of the English language Be more competitive in your career Get an edge over others More than 250,000 people have already benefited from Verbal Advantage Success Edition. Many Fortune 500 companies, ranging from Aetna to Microsoft and Xerox, have purchased the program. Wouldn't you like to command a vocabulary so rich, so dynamic, that people will be absolutely riveted by every word you speak, every phrase you write? Listen to Verbal Advantage Success Edition in the privacy of your own home or car, and, in just one month, add thousands of new words to your vocabulary!

Verbal Advantage Advanced Edition, Sections 6-10. [CD sound recording]

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 19:31
by Elster, Charles Harrington.
Publisher Blackstone Audio Brilliance Audio, [2016]
Unabridged
10 audio discs (12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 428.1 ELS
Summary People Judge You By the Words You Use. Every day, people judge you by the words you use. Rightly or wrongly, they make assumptions about your intelligence, education, and capabilities. Nothing makes a better impression than a solid mastery of the English language. Studies over many decades have proven that individuals who take the time to enhance vocabulary skills find a direct link to career advancement and better earnings. Strong communication skills also determine your social success. Join the Top 5 Percent When you enhance your vocabulary skills with the Verbal Advantage Advanced Edition, you will be speaking with the vocabulary power of the top 5 percent of all adults - the most successful, highest-earning people. This extraordinary audio vocabulary course will help you avoid common errors in pronunciation, spelling, grammar, and usage. Every key word is defined, spelled out, carefully pronounced, and used in a sentence. You will never be caught in a blunder again. Verbal Advantage Advanced Edition will help you to: Become more articulate and colorful when speaking Gain an excellent command of the English language Be more competitive in your career Get an edge over others More than 250,000 people have already benefited from Verbal Advantage Advanced Edition. Many Fortune 500 companies, ranging from Aetna to Microsoft and Xerox, have purchased the program. Wouldn't you like to command a vocabulary so rich, so dynamic, that people will be absolutely riveted by every word you speak, every phrase you write? Listen to Verbal Advantage Advanced Edition in the privacy of your own home or car and, in just one month, add thousands of new words to your vocabulary!

The sunshine sisters [CD sound recording]

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 19:31
by Green, Jane, 1968-
Publisher Books on Tape ; Penguin Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
10 audio discs (approximately 12 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F GRE
Summary "The New York Times bestselling author of Falling presents a warm, wise, and wonderfully vivid novel about a mother who asks her three estranged daughters to come home to help her end her life. Ronni Sunshine left London for Hollywood to become a beautiful, charismatic star of the silver screen. But at home, she was a narcissistic, disinterested mother who alienated her three daughters. As soon as possible, tomboy Nell fled her mother's overbearing presence to work on a farm and find her own way in the world as a single mother. The target of her mother's criticism, Meredith never felt good enough, thin enough, pretty enough. Her life took her to London--and into the arms of a man whom she may not even love. And Lizzy, the youngest, more like Ronni than any of them, seemed to have it easy, using her drive and ambition to build a culinary career to rival her mother's fame, while her marriage crumbled around her. But now the Sunshine sisters are together again, called home by Ronni, who has learned that she has a serious disease and needs her daughters to fulfill her final wishes. And though Nell, Meredith, and Lizzy have never been close, their mother's illness draws them together to confront the old jealousies and secret fears that have threatened to tear these sisters apart. As they face the loss of their mother, they will discover if blood might be thicker than water after all."--

Camino Island [CD sound recording]

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 19:31
by Grisham, John,
Publisher Random House Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (approximately 9 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F GRI
Summary Bruce Cable owns a popular bookstore in the sleepy resort town of Santa Rosa on Camino Island in Florida. He makes his real money, though, as a prominent dealer in rare books. Very few people know that he occasionally dabbles in the black market of stolen books and manuscripts. Mercer Mann is a young novelist with a severe case of writer's block who has recently been laid off from her teaching position. She is approached by an elegant, mysterious woman working for an even more mysterious company. A generous offer of money convinces Mercer to go undercover and infiltrate Bruce Cable's circle of literary friends, ideally getting close enough to him to learn his secrets. But eventually Mercer learns far too much.

Into the water [CD sound recording] : a novel

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 19:31
by Hawkins, Paula,
Publisher Penguin Audio, [2017] ℗2017
Abridged.
6 audio discs (7 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F HAW
Summary A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged. Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother's sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from, a place to which she vowed she'd never return.

The dog merchants [CD sound recording] : inside the big business of breeders, pet stores, and rescuers

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 19:31
by Kavin, Kim
Publisher Blackstone Audio, Inc., [2016] ℗2016
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (10 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 636.7 KAV
Summary "In what promises to become an Omnivore's Dilemma for dog lovers -- breed devotees and adoption advocates alike -- 'The Dog Merchants' is the first book to explain the complex and often surprisingly similar business practices that extend from the American Kennel Club to local shelters, from Westminster champions to dog auctions. Without judging dog lovers of any stripe, 'The Dog Merchants' makes it clear that money spent among these dog merchants has real-world effects on people and canines. Kavin reveals how dog merchants create markets for dogs, often in defiance of the usual rules of supply and demand. She takes an investigative approach and meets breeders and rescuers at all levels, shedding much-needed light on an industry that most people don't even realize is an industry. Kavin's goal is to advance the conversation about how all dogs are treated, from puppy mills to high-kill shelters. She shows that a great deal can be improved by understanding the business practices behind selling dogs of all kinds. Instead of pitting rescue and purebred people against each other, 'The Dog Merchants' shows how all dog lovers can come together, with one voice as consumers, on behalf of all our beloved companions." --Container.

The murder house [CD sound recording]

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 19:31
by Patterson, James, 1947-
Publisher Hachette Audio, 2015.
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (11.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F PAT
Summary No. 7 Ocean Drive is a gorgeous, multimillion-dollar beachfront estate in the Hamptons, where money and privilege know no bounds. But its beautiful gothic exterior hides a horrific past: it was the scene of a series of depraved killings that have never been solved. Neglected, empty, and rumored to be cursed, it's known as the Murder House, and locals keep their distance. Detective Jenna Murphy used to consider herself a local, but she hasn't been back since she was a girl. Trying to escape her troubled past and rehabilitate a career on the rocks, the former New York City cop hardly expects her lush and wealthy surroundings to be a hotbed of grisly depravity. But when a Hollywood power broker and his mistress are found dead in the abandoned Murder House, the gruesome crime scene rivals anything Jenna experienced in Manhattan. And what at first seems like an open and shut case turns out to have as many shocking secrets as the Murder House itself, as Jenna quickly realizes that the mansion's history is much darker than even the town's most salacious gossips could have imagined. As more bodies surface, and the secret that Jenna has tried desperately to escape closes in on her, she must risk her own life to expose the truth -- before the Murder House claims another victim.

The totally unscientific study of the search for human happiness [CD sound recording]

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 19:31
by Poundstone, Paula.
Publisher HighBridge Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
6 audio discs (7.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 793.7602 POU
Summary Armed with self-deprecating wit and the scientific method, Paula Poundstone dutifully reports on the keys to a better life.

The ultimatum [CD sound recording] : a novel

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 19:31
by Robards, Karen.
Publisher Brilliance Audio, Inc., 2017.
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (9 hr., 58 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F ROB
Summary Thief. Manipulator. Con artist. Call it what you will...Bianca St. Ives is the best in the business. Growing up, Bianca St. Ives knew she was different from all her friends. Instead of playing hopscotch or combing her dolls' hair, she studied martial arts with sensei masters and dismantled explosives with special-ops retirees. Her father prepped her well to carry on the family business. Now a striking beauty with fierce skills, the prodigy has surpassed the master. She's known as the Guardian. Running a multinational firm with her father, she makes a living swindling con men out of money they stole...and she's damn good at it. She does things on her own terms. But her latest gig had a little hiccup...if you count two hundred million dollars and top secret government documents going missing as little. Her father also died on the mission. The thing is, the US government doesn't believe he's really dead. They'll stop at nothing to capture Richard St. Ives, a high-value target and someone who has been on most-wanted lists all over the world for over two decades, and they mean to use Bianca as bait. With only a fellow criminal for backup and her life on the line, it's up to Bianca to uncover the terrifying truth behind what really happened...and set it right, before it's too late.

Come sundown [CD sound recording]

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 19:31
by Roberts, Nora.
Publisher Brilliance Audio, Inc., 2017.
Unabridged.
14 audio discs (17 hr., 21 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD ROM ROB
Summary "The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business, an idyllic spot for vacationers. A little over thirty thousand acres and home to four generations, it's kept running by Bodine Longbow with the help of a large staff, including new hire Callen Skinner. There was another member of the family once: Bodine's aunt Alice, who ran off before Bodine was born. She never returned, and the Longbows don't talk about her much. The younger ones, who never met her, quietly presume she's dead. But she isn't. She is not far away, part of a new family, one she never chose--and her mind has been shattered. When a bartender leaves the resort late one night, and Bo and Cal discover her battered body in the snow, it's the first sign that danger lurks in the mountains that surround them. The police suspect Cal, but Bo finds herself trusting him--and turning to him as another woman is murdered and the Longbows are stunned by Alice's sudden reappearance. The twisted story she has to tell about the past--and the threat that follows in her wake--will test the bonds of this strong family, and thrust Bodine into a darkness she could never have imagined"--

Theft by finding [CD sound recording] : diaries (1977-2002)

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 19:31
by Sedaris, David,
Publisher Hachette Audio, [2017] ℗2017
Unabridged.
11 audio discs (approximately 14 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 818.54 SED
Summary For nearly four decades, David Sedaris has faithfully kept a diary in which he records his thoughts and observations on the odd and funny events he witnesses. Anyone who has attended a live Sedaris event knows that his diary readings are often among the most joyful parts of the evening. But never before have they been available. Now, Sedaris brings listeners his favorite entries. From deeply poignant to laugh-out-loud funny, these selections reveal with new intimacy a man longtime readers only think they know.

My Cubs [CD sound recording]: a love story

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 19:31
by Simon, Scott,
Publisher Penguin Audio; Books on Tape, [2017] ©2017
Unabridged
3 audio discs (3 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 796.35764
Summary NPR's Scott Simon's personal, heartfelt reflections on his beloved Chicago Cubs, replete with club lore, memorable anecdotes, frenetic fandom and wise and adoring intimacy that have made the world champion Cubbies baseball's most tortured--and now triumphant--franchise. No metaphor is necessary; the Chicago Cubs have been the living example of disappointment and failure for more than a century--until now. The Cubs' 2016 World Series win marked the end of a 108-year drought in the team's history, and Game 7 will forever be remembered as one of the most thrilling, monumental moments in sports history. For Scott Simon, host of NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday and a lifelong Cubs fan, it was a moment he never thought he'd live to see. 'My Cubs' chronicles Simon's adolescence in Chicago as a die-hard fan to tell the story of the relationship between the team and the neighborhood and city, and how the condition of Cubness has both charmed and haunted the lives of so many fans. From theories and curses to jinxes and myths, Simon chronicles how a team of "loveable losers" inspired such fervor and dedication from their fans, and how their 2016 win transcended sports to become an underdog narrative for the whole nation.

Are you anybody? [CD sound recording] : a memoir

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 19:31
by Tambor, Jeffrey, 1944-
Publisher Random House Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
6 audio discs (approximately 7 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 791.45028 TAM
Summary Jeffrey Tambor discusses his creative process and immense accomplishments from a life lived onscreen. Drawing from his formative childhood years, in which he describes himself as a fat Hungarian-Jewish kid with a lisp and a depressive father, to how he drew inspiration from his life to create his characters, Tambor's memoir is funny, insightful, and uplifting, touching on comedy and the enduring chutzpah required to make it through life.

Secrets in summer [CD sound recording] : a novel

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 19:31
by Thayer, Nancy, 1943-
Publisher Brilliance Audio, Inc., 2017.
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (10 hr., 53 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number F THA
Summary "Darcy Cotterill, 30 and divorced, works at the Nantucket library during the day. She spends most nights in her backyard, gazing at the stars. She's on the brink of starting a relationship with a local carpenter, Nash, when she gets new neighbors for the summer, the most unexpected of whom are her ex-husband, his new wife, and stepdaughter. As Darcy is drawn into the lives of her neighbors, she develops a crush on another vacationer, Clive, a musicologist visiting with his grandmother. Over the course of the summer, Darcy is driven to decide what she truly wants--is she over her ex? Will she choose Nash or Clive?"--

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