New Books on CD

What she knew [CD sound recording] : a novel

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Macmillan, Gilly,
Publisher Harper Audio, [2015]
Unabridged.
10 audio discs (approximately 12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD Audiobook Macmillan, Gilly
Summary Rachel Jenner is walking in a Bristol park with her eight-year-old son, Ben, when he asks if he can run ahead. It's an ordinary request on an ordinary Sunday afternoon, and Rachel has no reason to worry until Ben vanishes. As she desperately pieces together the threadbare clues, Rachel realizes that nothing is quite as she imagined it to be, not even her own judgment. The greatest dangers may lie not in the anonymous strangers of every parent's nightmares, but behind the familiar smiles of those she trusts the most.

The Paris spy [CD sound recording] : a Maggie Hope mystery

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by MacNeal, Susan Elia,
Publisher Books on Tape, [2017]
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (approximately 10 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC MACNEAL
Summary "Maggie Hope has come a long way since serving as a typist for Winston Churchill. Now she's working undercover for the Special Operations Executive in the elegant but eerily silent city of Paris, where SS officers prowl the streets in their Mercedes and the Ritz is draped with swastika banners. Walking among the enemy is tense and terrifying, and even though she's disguised in chic Chanel, Maggie can't help longing for home. But her missions come first. Maggie's half sister, Elise, has disappeared after being saved from a concentration camp, and Maggie is desperate to find her--that is, if Elise even wants to be found. Equally urgent, Churchill is planning the Allied invasion of France, and SOE agent Erica Calvert has been captured, the whereabouts of her vital research regarding Normandy unknown. Maggie must risk her life to penetrate powerful circles and employ all her talents for deception and spycraft to root out a traitor, find her sister, and locate the reports crucial to planning D-Day in a deadly game of wits with the Nazi intelligence elite"--

The hike [CD sound recording] : a novel

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Magary, Drew,
Publisher Brilliance Audio, [2016]
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (approximately 8 hours, 8 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC MAGARY
Summary When Ben, a suburban family man, takes a business trip to rural Pennsylvania, he decides to spend the afternoon before his dinner meeting on a short hike. Once he sets out into the woods behind his hotel, he quickly comes to realize that the path he has chosen cannot be given up easily. With no choice but to move forward, Ben finds himself falling deeper and deeper into a world of man-eating giants, bizarre demons, and colossal insects..

Daring to hope [CD sound recording] : finding God's goodness in the broken and the beautiful

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Majors, Katie Davis, 1988-
Publisher Random House Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (approximately 8 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK 248.4 MAJ
Summary Katie Davis Majors shares her ongoing experiences in Uganda as the adoptive mother to thirteen girls and describes how she's wrestled through the darkness of disappointment to find the answer to whether God truly is good. New readers and long-time followers will find themselves alternately celebrating and crying as they witness a life of faith where death and loss are daily companions alongside miracles and joy.

Black mad wheel [CD sound recording] : a novel

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Malerman, Josh,
Publisher Harper Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (8 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC MALERMAN
Summary "The Danes--the band known as the "Darlings of Detroit"--are washed up and desperate for inspiration, eager to once again have a number one hit. That is, until an agent from the U.S. Army approaches them. Will they travel to an African desert and track down the source of a mysterious and malevolent sound? Under the guidance of their front man, Philip Tonka, the Danes embark on a harrowing journey through the scorching desert--a trip that takes Tonka into the heart of an ominous and twisted conspiracy. Meanwhile, in a nondescript Midwestern hospital, a nurse named Ellen tends to a patient recovering from a near-fatal accident. The circumstances that led to his injuries are mysterious--and his body heals at a remarkable rate. Ellen will do the impossible for this enigmatic patient, who reveals more about his accident with each passing day. Part Heart of Darkness, part Lost, Josh Malerman's breathtaking new novel plunges us into the depths of psychological horror, where you can't always believe everything you hear."-- Amazon.com.

Baby, it's Christmas [CD sound recording]

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Mallery, Susan
Publisher Harlequin Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
5 audio discs (5 3/4 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD Audiobook Mallery, Susan
Summary "Dr. Kelly Hall had lost all hope of ever having a family, until single father Tanner Malone burst into her hospital, asking her how to raise his newborn daughter. What else could she do, so soon before Christmas, but lend her expertise to the gorgeous contractor?"--

Five-carat soul [CD sound recording]

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by McBride, James, 1957-
Publisher Penguin Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (approximately 9 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) FIC MCBRIDE, JAMES
Summary "Exciting new fiction from James McBride, the first since his National Book Award-winning novel The Good Lord Bird. The stories in Five-Carat Soul--none of them ever published before--spring from the place where identity, humanity, and history converge. They're funny and poignant, insightful and unpredictable, imaginative and authentic--all told with McBride's unrivaled storytelling skill and meticulous eye for character and detail. McBride explores the ways we learn from the world and the people around us. An antiques dealer discovers that a legendary toy commissioned by Civil War General Robert E. Lee now sits in the home of a black minister in Queens. Five strangers find themselves thrown together and face unexpected judgment. An American president draws inspiration from a conversation he overhears in a stable. And members of The Five-Carat Soul Bottom Bone Band recount stories from their own messy and hilarious lives. As McBride did in his National Book award-winning The Good Lord Bird and his bestselling The Color of Water, he writes with humor and insight about how we struggle to understand who we are in a world we don't fully comprehend. The result is a surprising, perceptive, and evocative collection of stories that is also a moving exploration of our human condition"--

The house of unexpected sisters [CD sound recording]

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-
Publisher Recorded Books, [2017] ℗2017
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (9 hours, 30 minutes) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD Audiobook McCall Smith, Alexander
Summary "Precious Ramotswe learns valuable lessons about first impressions and forgiveness in this latest installment of the beloved and best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi are approached by their part-time colleague, Mr. Polopetsi, with a troubling story: a woman, accused of being rude to a valued customer, has been wrongly dismissed from her job at an office furniture store. Never one to let an act of injustice go unanswered, Mma Ramotswe begins to investigate, but soon discovers unexpected information that causes her to reluctantly change her views about the case. Other surprises await our intrepid proprietress in the course of her inquiries. Mma Ramotswe is puzzled when she happens to hear of a local nurse named Mingie Ramotswe. She thought she knew everybody by the name of Ramotswe, and that they were all related. Who is this mystery lady? Then, she is alerted by Mma Potokwane that an unpleasant figure from her past has recently been spotted in town. Mma Ramotswe does her best to avoid the man, but it seems that he may have returned to Botswana specifically to seek her out. What could he want from her? With the generosity and good humor that guide all her endeavors, Mma Ramotswe will untangle these questions for herself and for her loved ones, ultimately bringing to light important truths about friendship and family--both the one you're born with and the one you choose"--

A distant view of everything [CD sound recording]

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-
Publisher Recorded Books, [2017] ℗2017
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (7 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD M MCCALL SMITH
Summary "A new baby brings an abundance of joy to Isabel Dalhousie and her husband, Jamie--but Isabel's almost four-year-old son, Charlie, is none too keen on his newborn brother. In fact, Charlie refuses to acknowledge Magnus, and Isabel must find a way to impress upon her older son the patience and understanding that have served as guiding principles in her own life. These are, of course, the qualities that bring Rosemary Hipple, an old acquaintance of Isabel's, to seek her help in a tricky situation. Rosemary is something of a matchmaker, and has brought together a cosmetic surgeon and a successful banker at her most recent dinner party. But new information comes to light about the cosmetic surgeon that causes Rosemary to doubt the auspiciousness of the match. Isabel agrees to find out more, but her inquiries takes an unexpected turn, and she starts to wonder which of the two she should be investigating after all. As ever, her intelligence, quick wit, and deep empathy for others will come to her aid as she grapples with the issues that are her bread and butter: friendship and its duties, the obligation of truthfulness, and the importance of perspective"--

Emma [CD sound recording] : a modern retelling

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-
Publisher Recorded Books, p2015, c2014.
Unabridged.
9 sound discs (10 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD Audiobook McCall Smith, Alexander
Summary Emma Woodhouse arrives home in Norfolk ready to embark on adult life. Not only has her sister, Isabella, been whisked away on a motorcycle up to London, but her astute governess, Miss Taylor is at a loose end, abandoned in the giant family pile, Hartfield, alongside Emma's anxiety-ridden father. Someone is needed to rule the roost and young Emma is more than happy to oblige. But there is only one person who can play with Emma's indestructible confidence, her old friend and inscrutable neighbor George Knightly -- this time has Emma finally met her match?

2 timers [CD sound recording]

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by McCall, Amaleka G.,
Publisher Recorded Books, [2016] ℗2016.
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (approximately 7 hours, 45 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC MCCALL
Summary Sista Love was a chart-topping girl group that had it all--fame, fortune and failure. After three years apart, Harmony, Melody, and Lyric are forced back together after the death of their mother. Their forced reunion rekindled past hurt, lies, and deceit, but it is new lies, backstabbing, and jealousy that will bring the sisters to the brink of destruction.

Death need not be fatal [CD sound recording]

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by McCourt, Malachy, 1931-
Publisher Hachette Audio, [2017] ©2017, ℗2017
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (approximately 8 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number XX(1646276.3)
Summary "Before he runs out of time, Irish bon vivant Malachy McCourt shares his views on death--sometimes hilarious and often poignant--and on what will or won't happen after his last breath is drawn. During the course of his life, Malachy McCourt practically invented the single's bar; was a pioneer in talk radio, a soap opera star, a best-selling author; a gold smuggler, a political activist, and a candidate for governor of the state of New York. It seems that the only two things he hasn't done are stick his head into a lion's mouth and die. Since he is allergic to cats, he decided to write about the great hereafter and answer the question on most minds: What's so great about it anyhow? In Death Need Not Be Fatal, McCourt also trains a sober eye on the tragedies that have shaped his life: the deaths of his sister and twin brothers; the real story behind Angela's famous ashes; and a poignant account of the death of the man who left his mother, brothers, and him to nearly die in squalor. McCourt writes with deep emotion of the staggering losses of all three of his brothers, Frank, Mike, and Alphie. In his inimitable way, McCourt takes the grim reaper by the lapels and shakes the truth out of him. As he rides the final blocks on his Rascal scooter, he looks too at the prospect of his own demise with emotional clarity and insight. In this beautifully rendered memoir, McCourt shows us how to live life to its fullest, how to grow old without acting old, and how to die without regret"--

Draft no. 4 [CD sound recording] : on the writing process

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by McPhee, John, 1931-
Publisher Recorded Books, [2017]
Unabridged.
6 audio discs (approximately 6 hours, 45 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK 808.02 MCP
Summary "Draft No. 4 is a master class on the writer's craft. In a series of playful, expertly wrought essays, John McPhee shares insights he has gathered over his career and has refined while teaching at Princeton University, where he has nurtured some of the most esteemed writers of recent decades. McPhee offers definitive guidance in the decisions regarding arrangement, diction, and tone that shape nonfiction pieces, and he presents extracts from his work, subjecting them to wry scrutiny. In one essay, he considers the delicate art of getting sources to tell you what they might not otherwise reveal. In another, he discusses how to use flashback to place a bear encounter in a travel narrative, while observing that "readers are not supposed to notice the structure. It is meant to be about as visible as someone's bones." The result is a vivid depiction of the writing process, from reporting to drafting to revising--and revising, and revising. Draft No. 4 is enriched by multiple diagrams and by personal anecdotes and charming reflections on the life of a writer. McPhee describes his enduring relationships with The New Yorker and Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and recalls his early years at Time magazine. Throughout, Draft No. 4 is enlivened by his keen sense of writing as a way of being in the world."--Jacket.

Make your bed [CD sound recording] : little things that can change your life ... and maybe the world

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by McRaven, William H. (William Harry), 1955-
Publisher Hachette Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
2 audio discs (approximately 2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) 158.1 MCR
Summary Recounts tales from the author's life and from those of people he encountered during his military service who dealt with hardship with determination, compassion, honor, and courage. A simple act with powerful consequences. To rise in the morning and complete the first task of the day will give one motivation to do more; to accomplish more. The bed also represents the person. Few things in the home are more personal. Making the bed is a reflection of one's discipline, one's pride and one's personal habits.

Martin Luther [CD sound recording] : the man who rediscovered God and changed the world

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Metaxas, Eric,
Publisher Penguin Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
16 audio discs (approximately 20 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) BIOG LUTHER, M.
Summary "On All Hallow's Eve in 1517, a young monk named Martin Luther posted a document he hoped would spark an academic debate, but that instead ignited a conflagration that would forever destroy the world he knew. Five hundred years after Luther's now famous Ninety-five Theses appeared, Eric Metaxas...paints a startling portrait of the wild figure whose adamantine faith cracked the edifice of Western Christendom and dragged medieval Europe into the future...Luther's monumental faith and courage gave birth to the ideals of liberty, equality, and individualism that today lie at the heart of all modern life."--Container.

A secret sisterhood [CD sound recording] : the literary friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, and Virginia Woolf

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Midorikawa, Emily,
Publisher Recorded Books, ℗2017.
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (9 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD Audiobook 823.009 MID
Summary Male literary friendships are the stuff of legend; think Byron and Shelley to Fitzgerald and Hemingway. But the world's best-loved female authors are usually mythologized as solitary eccentrics or isolated geniuses. Co-authors and real-life friends Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney prove this wrong, thanks to their discovery of a wealth of surprising collaborations: the friendship between Jane Austen and one of the family servants, playwright Anne Sharp; the daring feminist author Mary Taylor, who shaped the work of Charlotte Brontë; the transatlantic friendship of the seemingly aloof George Eliot and Harriet Beecher Stowe; and Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield, most often portrayed as bitter foes, but who, in fact, enjoyed a complex friendship fired by an underlying erotic charge. Through letters and diaries that have never been published before, A Secret Sisterhood resurrects these forgotten stories of female friendships. They were sometimes scandalous and volatile, sometimes supportive and inspiring, but always -- until now -- tantalizingly consigned to the shadows.

De-escalate [CD sound recording] : how to calm an angry person in 90 seconds or less

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Noll, Douglas, 1950-
Publisher Simon & Schuster, Inc., [2017]
Unabridged.
6 audio discs (7 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CDBOOK 303.69 NOL
Summary Discover how to successfully and efficiently calm an angry person or diffuse a volatile situation in ninety seconds or less with this proven and accessible peacekeeping method. Douglas E. Noll offers offers a new set of social listening and communication skills, based on the latest findings in neuroscience and meditation. Along with practical exercises and scenario-based examples, each chapter focuses on specific themes, such as dealing with emotionally charged teenagers and frustrated coworkers. Additionally, Noll shares practical tips on how to be civil in an uncivil society.

Holding [CD sound recording] : a novel

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Norton, Graham, 1963-
Publisher Simon & Schuster, [2017]
Unabridged.
6 audio discs (approximately 7 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC NORTON
Summary "The remote Irish village of Duneen has known little drama but when human remains are discovered on an old farm, suspected to be that of Tommy Burke--a former lover of two different inhabitants--the village's dark past begins to unravel. As the frustrated sergeant PJ Collins struggles to solve a genuine case for the first time in his life, he unearths a community's worth of anger and resentments, secrets and regret"--

The phoenix years [CD sound recording] : art, resistance and the making of modern China

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by O'Dea, Madeleine,
Publisher Tantor Media, [2017]
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (approximately 10 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK 951.06 ODE
Summary "The riveting story of China's rise from economic ruin to global giant in the past four decades is illuminated by another, equally fascinating, narrative beneath its surface--the story of the country's emerging artistic avant-garde and the Chinese people's ongoing struggle for freedom of expression. By following the stories of nine contemporary Chinese artists, The Phoenix Years shows how China's rise unleashed creativity, thwarted hopes, and sparked tensions between the individual and the state that continue to this day. It relates the heady years of hope and creativity in the 1980s, which ended in the disaster of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Following that tragedy comes China's meteoric economic rise, and the opportunities that emerged alongside the difficult compromises artists and others have to make to be citizens in modern China. Foreign correspondent Madeleine O'Dea has been an eyewitness for over thirty years to the rise of China, the explosion of its contemporary art and cultural scene, and the long, ongoing struggle for free expression. The stories of these artists and their art mirror the history of their country. The Phoenix Years is vital reading for anyone interested in China today."--Publisher website.

Playing with fire [CD sound recording] : the 1968 election and the transformation of American politics

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by O'Donnell, Lawrence,
Publisher Penguin Audio, 2017.
Unabridged.
15 audio discs (approximately 18 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK 324 ODO
Summary The celebrated host of MSNBC's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell presents an account of the 1968 presidential election to evaluate its lasting influence on American politics and the Democratic party, exploring the pivotal roles of RFK and McCarthy, two high-profile assassinations and the Chicago riots.

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