New Books on CD

Mercies in disguise [CD sound recording] : a story of hope, a family's genetic destiny, and the science that rescued them

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Kolata, Gina Bari, 1948-
Publisher Recorded Books, [2017] c2017
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (8 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO CD 616.042 KOL
Summary Kolata tells the story of the Baxleys, an almost archetypal family in a small town in South Carolina. A proud and determined clan, many of them doctors, they are struck one by one with an inscrutable illness. They finally discover the cause of the disease after a remarkable sequence of events that many saw as providential. Meanwhile, science, progressing for a half a century along a parallel track, had handed the Baxleys a resolution--not a cure, but a blood test that would reveal who had the gene for the disease and who did not. And science would offer another dilemma--fertility specialists had created a way to spare the children through an expensive process.

The devil and Webster [CD sound recording] : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Korelitz, Jean Hanff, 1961-
Publisher Hachette Audio, 2017.
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (660 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC KORELITZ
Summary The first woman president of an elite progressive college responds to student protests about a popular professor's tenure denial before the group's controversial leader emerges and shocking acts of vandalism begin to destabilize the campus.

No time like the present [CD sound recording] : finding freedom, love, and joy right where you are

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Kornfield, Jack, 1945-
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
6 audio discs (approximately 450 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CDBOOK 204.4 KOR
Summary In his first major book in several years, the inspiring author of the classic A Path with Heart, Jack Kornfield, invites listeners into a new awareness. Through his signature warmhearted, poignant, often funny stories, with their Aha moments and O. Henry-like outcomes, Jack shows how people get stuck and how they can free themselves, wherever they are and whatever their circumstances. Renowned for his mindfulness practices and meditations, Kornfield provides keys for opening gateways to immediate shifts in perspective and clarity of vision, allowing listeners to see how to change course, take action, or, when they shouldn't act, just relax and trust.

The shadow land [CD sound recording] : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Kostova, Elizabeth.
Publisher Books on Tape ; Random House Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
15 audio discs (18 1/2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD Audiobook Kostova, Elizabeth
Summary "A young American woman, Alexandra Boyd, has traveled to Sofia, Bulgaria, hoping that life abroad will salve the wounds left by the loss of her beloved brother. Soon after arriving in this elegant East European city, however, she helps an elderly couple into a taxi--and realizes too late that she has accidentally kept one of their bags. Inside she finds an ornately carved wooden box engraved with a name: Stoyan Lazarov. Raising the hinged lid, she discovers that she is holding an urn filled with human ashes. As Alexandra sets out to locate the family and return this precious item, she will first have to uncover the secrets of a talented musician who was shattered by political oppression--and she will find out all too quickly that this knowledge is fraught with its own danger. Elizabeth Kostova's new novel is a tale of immense scope that delves into the horrors of a century and traverses the culture and landscape of this mysterious country. Suspenseful and beautifully written, it explores the power of stories, the pull of the past, and the hope and meaning that can sometimes be found in the aftermath of loss"--

Stealing fire [CD sound recording] : how Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs and maverick scientists are revolutionizing the way we live and work

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Kotler, Steven, 1967-
Publisher HarperAudio, [2017]
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (approximately 8 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK 154.4 KOT
Summary The author Steven Kotler and high-performance expert Jamie Wheal spent four years investigating how Silicon Valley executives, the Navy SEALS, and maverick scientists are harnessing rare and controversial states of consciousness to solve critical challenges and outperform the competition.

Forest dark [CD sound recording] : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Krauss, Nicole,
Publisher Harper Audio, [2017] ℗2017 ©2017
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (8 hr., 12 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC KRAUSS
Summary One of America's most important novelists (New York Times), the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The History of Love, conjures an achingly beautiful and breathtakingly original novel about personal transformation that interweaves the stories of two disparate individuals, an older lawyer and a young novelist, whose transcendental search leads them to the same Israeli desert. Jules Epstein, a man whose drive, avidity, and outsized personality have, for sixty-eight years, been a force to be reckoned with, is undergoing a metamorphosis. In the wake of his parents' deaths, his divorce from his wife of more than thirty years, and his retirement from the New York legal firm where he was a partner, he's felt an irresistible need to give away his possessions, alarming his children and perplexing the executor of his estate. With the last of his wealth, he travels to Israel, with a nebulous plan to do something to honor his parents. In Tel Aviv, he is sidetracked by a charismatic American rabbi planning a reunion for the descendants of King David who insists that Epstein is part of that storied dynastic line. He also meets the rabbi's beautiful daughter who convinces Epstein to become involved in her own project, a film about the life of David being shot in the desert, with life-changing consequences. But Epstein isn't the only seeker embarking on a metaphysical journey that dissolves his sense of self, place, and history. Leaving her family in Brooklyn, a young, well-known novelist arrives at the Tel Aviv Hilton where she has stayed every year since birth. Troubled by writer's block and a failing marriage, she hopes that the hotel can unlock a dimension of reality, and her own perception of life, that has been closed off to her. But when she meets a retired literature professor who proposes a project she can't turn down, she's drawn into a mystery that alters her life in ways she could never have imagined. Bursting with life and humor, Forest Dark is a profound, mesmerizing novel of metamorphosis and self-realization, of looking beyond all that is visible towards the infinite.

Alligator candy [CD sound recording] : a memoir

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Kushner, David, 1968-
Publisher Blackstone Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
6 audio discs (approximately 6 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK 362.88 KUS
Summary From award-winning journalist David Kushner, a regular contributor to Rolling Stone, the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and other premier magazines, Alligator Candy is a reported memoir about family, survival, and the unwavering power of love.David Kushner grew up in the early 1970s in the Florida suburbs. It was when kids still ran free, riding bikes and disappearing into the nearby woods for hours at a time. One morning in 1973, however, everything changed. David's older brother Jon biked through the forest to the convenience store for candy, and never returned. Every life has a defining moment, a single act that charts the course we take and determines who we become. For Kushner, it was Jon's disappearance--a tragedy that shocked his family and the community at large. Decades later, now a grown man with kids of his own, Kushner found himself unsatisfied with his own memories and decided to revisit the episode a different way: through the eyes of a reporter. His investigation brought him back to the places and people he once knew and slowly made him realize just how much his past had affected his present. After sifting through hundreds of documents and reports, conducting dozens of interviews, and poring over numerous firsthand accounts, he has produced a powerful and inspiring story of loss, perseverance, and memory. Alligator Candy is searing and unforgettable.

The answers [CD sound recording] : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Lacey, Catherine, 1985-
Publisher Blackstone Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (9.7 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) FIC LACEY, CATHERINE
Summary Mary is a young woman living in New York City struggling with a body that has betrayed her. All but paralyzed with pain, Mary seeks relief from a New Age-y treatment called Pneuma Adaptive Kinesthesia, PAKing for short. And, remarkably, it works. But PAKing is expensive and Mary is broke. So she scours Craigslist for fast-cash jobs and finds the 'Girlfriend Experiment', the brainchild of an eccentric and narcissistic actor determined to find the perfect relationship, even if it means paying women to fill different roles. Mary is hired as the 'emotional girlfriend', certainly better than the 'anger girlfriend' or the 'maternal girlfriend', and is pulled into an ego-driven and messy attempt at human connection.

Confessions of a domestic failure [CD sound recording] : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Laditan, Bunmi,
Publisher Harlequin Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (9 1/4 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) FIC LADITAN, BUNMI
Summary There are good moms and bad moms, and then there are hot-mess moms. Introducing Ashley Keller, career girl turned stay-at-home mom who's trying to navigate the world of Pinterest-perfect, Facebook-fantastic, and Instagram-impressive mommies but failing miserably. When Ashley gets the opportunity to participate in the 'Motherhood Better' bootcamp run by the mommy-blog-empire maven she idolizes, she jumps at the chance to become the perfect mom she's always wanted to be. But will she fly high or flop?

The night ocean [CD sound recording] : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by LaFarge, Paul,
Publisher Recorded Books, [2017] ©2017
Unabridged.
11 audio discs (13 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO CD F LAFARGE, P.

Hallelujah anyway [CD sound recording] : rediscovering mercy

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Lamott, Anne
Publisher Penguin Audio : Books on Tape, [2017] ℗2017
Unabridged.
3 audio discs (3 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CDBOOK 241.4 LAM
Summary An exploration of mercy, its elusive presence, and why people ignore or embrace it. The author shares advice for forging deeper self-understanding and how to pursue an honest, meaningful life that involves kindness to others.

Once in a Blue Moon Lodge [CD sound recording] : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Landvik, Lorna, 1954-
Publisher HighBridge Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
11 audio discs (approximately 13 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC LANDVIK
Summary Set adrift when her mother sells the salon that has been a neighborhood institution for decades, Nora Rolvaag takes a camping trip, intending to do nothing more than roast marshmallows over an open fire and under a starry sky. Two chance encounters, however, will have enormous consequences, and her getaway turns out to be more of a retreat from her daily life than she ever imagined. But Nora is the do-or-die-trying daughter of Patty Jane, who now must embrace the House of Curl's slogan: 'Expect the Unexpected.'

A stranger in the house [CD sound recording] : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Lapeña, Shari, 1960-
Publisher Books on Tape ; Penguin Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (approximately 9 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC LAPENA
Summary "You're home making dinner for your husband. You expect him any second. The phone rings--it's the call you hoped you'd never get. You jump in your car and race to a neighborhood you thought you'd never visit. You peer into the dark, deserted building. You brace yourself for the worst. And then, you remember nothing else. They tell your husband you've been in an accident. You lost control of your car as you sped through the worst side of town. The police suspect you were up to no good. But your husband refuses to believe it. Your best friend is not so sure. And even you don't know what to believe"--

Earthly remains [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Leon, Donna,
Publisher Recorded Books, [2017]
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (10 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC LEON
Summary "Donna Leon's bestselling mystery novels have won a multitude of fans for their insider's portrayal of Venice. From family meals to vaporetti rides, the details and rhythms of everyday life are an integral part of this beloved series. But so are the never-ending influx of tourists and the suffocating corruption. Through it all, Leon's Commissario Guido Brunetti, a good man who loves his family and his city, has been an enduring figure, but in Earthly Remains, Brunetti's endurance is tested more than ever before. During an interrogation, Brunetti acts rashly, doing something he quickly comes to regret, and in the fallout, he realizes that he needs a break. Granted leave from the Questura, Brunetti's wife Paola ships him off to a villa owned by a wealthy relative on Sant'Erasmo, one of the largest islands in the laguna. There he intends to pass his days rowing, and his nights reading Pliny's Natural History. The recuperative stay goes according to plan until David Casati, the caretaker of the house, goes missing following a sudden storm. Now, Brunetti feels compelled to investigate, to set aside his leave of absence and understand what happened to the man who had become his friend"--

Finding Gobi [CD sound recording] : a little dog with a very big heart

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Leonard, Dion,
Publisher Brilliance Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
6 audio discs (6 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) 636.7 LEO
Summary Tells the tale of Dion Leonard, a seasoned ultramarathon runner who crosses paths with a scrappy, stray dog while competing in a 150-mile race through the Gobi desert in China and Mongolia. The lovable pup, who would later earn the name "Gobi," proved that what she lacked in size, she more than made up for in heart, as she went step for step with Dion over the Tian Shan mountains, across massive sand dunes, through yurt villages, and the black sands of the Gobi desert, keeping pace with him for nearly eighty miles.

The last place you look [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Lepionka, Kristen,
Publisher Blackstone Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (10 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) FIC LEPIONKA, KRISTEN
Summary Brad is on death row for the murders of his girlfriend, who disappeared fifteen years ago, and her parents. His last hope is troubled PI Roxane Weary, who is hired to locate his girlfriend.

Woman no. 17 [CD sound recording] : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Lepucki, Edan,
Publisher Books on Tape ; Random House Audio, [2017] ©2017
Unabridged.
10 audio discs (11 hr., 47 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC LEPUCKI
Summary High in the Hollywood Hills, writer Lady Daniels has decided to take a break from her husband. Left alone with her children, she's going to need a hand taking care of her young son if she's ever going to finish her memoir. In response to a Craigslist ad, S arrives, a magnetic young artist who will live in the secluded guest house out back, care for Lady's toddler, Devin, and keep a watchful eye on her older, teenage son, Seth. S performs her day job beautifully, quickly drawing the entire family into her orbit, and becoming a confidante for Lady.

Rediscovering Americanism [CD sound recording] : and the tyranny of progressivism

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Levin, Mark R. (Mark Reed), 1957-
Publisher Audioworks/Simon & Schuster Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
6 audio discs (approximately 6.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) 320.520973 LEV
Summary From the best selling author and radio host Mark R. Levin comes a searing plea for a return to America's most sacred values.

Dunkirk [CD sound recording] : the history behind the major motion picture

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Levine, Joshua, 1970-
Publisher Harper Audio, [2017] ℗2017
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (10 3/4 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) 940.54214 LEV
Summary The Battle of Dunkirk, in May/June 1940, is remembered as a stunning defeat, yet a major victory as well. The Nazis had beaten back the Allies and pushed them across France to the northern port of Dunkirk. In the ultimate race against time, more than 300,000 Allied soldiers were daringly evacuated across the Channel. This moment of German aggression was used by Winston Churchill as a call to Franklin Roosevelt to enter the war. Now, historian Joshua Levine explores the real lives of those soldiers, bombed and strafed on the beaches for days on end, without food or ammunition; the civilians whose boats were overloaded; the airmen who risked their lives to buy their companions on the ground precious time; and those who did not escape.

Death of a bachelorette [CD sound recording] : a Jaine Austen mystery

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Levine, Laura, 1943-
Publisher Dreamscape Media, LLC, [2017]
Unabridged.
5 audio discs (approximately 5 hours, 43 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC LEVINE
Summary Jaine's life has been a royal pain since she started penning dialogue for Some Day My Prince Will Come - a cheesy dating show that features bachelorettes competing for the heart of Spencer Dalworth VII, a very distant heir to the British throne. As if fending off golf ball-sized bugs on a sweltering island wasn't tough enough, Jaine must test her patience against an irritable production crew and fierce contestants who will do anything to get their prince. But Jaine never expected murder to enter the script. When one of the finalists dies in a freak accident, it's clear someone wanted the woman out of the race for good - and the police won't allow a soul off the island until they seize the culprit. Terrified of existing another day without air conditioning and eager to return home, Jaine is throwing herself into the investigation. And she better pounce on clues quickly - or there won't be any survivors left.

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