New Books on CD

The ninth hour

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by McDermott, Alice,
Publisher Macmillan Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (approximately 8 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC MCDERMOTT
Summary A portrait of the Irish-American experience is presented through the story of an Irish immigrant's suicide and how it reverberates through innumerable lives in early twentieth-century Catholic Brooklyn.

But seriously [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by McEnroe, John, 1959-
Publisher Hachette Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (approximately 8 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) 796.342092 MCE
Summary The controversial tennis star and analyst presents a follow-up to "You Cannot Be Serious" that shares additional insights into his life and career while chronicling the past decade of Tour of Champions competitions and special events.

52 ways to connect with your smartphone obsessed kid [CD sound recording] : how to engage with kids who can't seem to pry their eyes from their devices!

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by McKee, Jonathan R. (Jonathan Ray), 1970-
Publisher Christianaudio, 2017.
Unabridged.
4 audio discs (4.2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CDBOOK 305.23 MCK
Summary In a world where over 80 percent of twelve to seventeen-year-olds now own a smartphone, parents are searching for ways to pry their kids' eyes from their devices and engage them in real, face-to-face conversation. Jonathan McKee provides an abundant supply of useful tips and creative ideas to help listeners bond with the Smartphone Generation.

Jackie's girl [CD sound recording] : my life with the Kennedy family

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by McKeon, Kathy,
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (approximately 8 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK B MCKEON
Summary A coming-of-age memoir by a young woman who was Jackie Kennedy's personal assistant and sometime nanny for thirteen years describes her witness to significant historical events and the lessons about life and love she learned from the beloved First Lady.

About a dog [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by McKinlay, Jenn,
Publisher Dreamscape Media, LLC, [2017]
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (9 hr., 34 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) FIC MCKINLAY, JENN
Summary In the first book in the Bluff Point Romance series, Mac returns home seven years after being left at the altar and falls in love with a little help from man's best friend.

Police at the station and they don't look friendly [CD sound recording] : a Detective Sean Duffy novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by McKinty, Adrian,
Publisher Blackstone Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (approximately 10 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC MCKINTY
Summary Another thrilling mystery featuring Detective Sean Duffy and his most dangerous investigation yetBelfast, 1988. A man is found dead, killed with a bolt from a crossbow in front of his house. This is no hunting accident. But uncovering who is responsible for the murder will take Detective Sean Duffy down his most dangerous road yet, a road that leads to a lonely clearing on a high bog where three masked gunmen will force Duffy to dig his own grave.Hunted by forces unknown, threatened by Internal Affairs, and with his relationship on the rocks, Duffy will need all his wits to get out of this investigation in one piece.

Trouble boys [CD sound recording] : the true story of the Replacements

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Mehr, Bob,
Publisher Blackstone : Hachette Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
16 audio discs (20.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) 782.42166 REP
Summary Written with the participation of the Replacement's key members, including reclusive singer-songwriter Paul Westerberg, bassist Tommy Stinson, and the family of late guitarist Bob Stinson, Mehr creates a deeply intimate and nuanced portrait that exposes the primal factors and forces--addiction, abuse, fear--that would shape one of the most brilliant and notoriously self-destructive groups of all time. He tracks the group as they rise within the early '80s American underground, chronicles the making of their albums, and shows how their addictions first came to define them and then nearly destroyed them.

I was told to come alone [CD sound recording] : my journey behind the lines of Jihad

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Mekhennet, Souad,
Publisher Tantor Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
10 audio discs (approximately 12 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK 956.054 MEK
Summary Washington Post reporter Souad Mekhennet shares her journey behind the lines of jihad, starting in the German neighborhoods where the 9/11 plotters were radicalized and the Iraqi neighborhoods where Sunnis and Shia turned against one another.

Gather the daughters [CD sound recording] : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Melamed, Jennie,
Publisher Hachette Audio ; Blackstone Audio, [2017] ℗2017
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (10 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) FIC MELAMED, JENNIE
Summary NEVER LET ME GO meets THE GIVER in this haunting debut about a cult on an isolated island, where nothing is as it seems. Years ago, just before the country was incinerated to wasteland, ten men and their families colonized an island off the coast. They built a radical society of ancestor worship, controlled breeding, and the strict rationing of knowledge and history. Only the Wanderers-- chosen male descendants of the original ten-- are allowed to cross to the wastelands, where they scavenge for detritus among the still-smoldering fires. The daughters of these men are wives-in-training. At the first sign of puberty, they face their Summer of Fruition, a ritualistic season that drags them from adolescence to matrimony. They have children, who have children, and when they are no longer useful, they take their final draught and die. But in the summer, the younger children reign supreme. With the adults indoors and the pubescent in Fruition, the children live wildly-- they fight over food and shelter, free of their fathers' hands and their mothers' despair. And it is at the end of one summer that little Caitlin Jacob sees something so horrifying, so contradictory to the laws of the island, that she must share it with the others. Born leader Janey Solomon steps up to seek the truth. At seventeen years old, Janey is so unwilling to become a woman, she is slowly starving herself to death. Trying urgently now to unravel the mysteries of the island and what lies beyond, before her own demise, she attempts to lead an uprising of the girls that may be their undoing. GATHER THE DAUGHTERS is a smoldering debut; dark and energetic, compulsively readable, Melamed's novel announces her as an unforgettable new voice in fiction.

Do not become alarmed [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Meloy, Maile,
Publisher Books on Tape ; Penguin Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (approximately 9 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC MELOY
Summary "From a beloved, award-winning writer, the much-anticipated novel about what happens when two families go on a tropical vacation--and the children go missing. When Liv and Nora decide to take their families on a holiday cruise, everyone is thrilled. The ship's comforts and possibilities seem infinite. The children--two eleven-year-olds, an eight-year-old, and a six-year-old--love the nonstop buffet and the independence they have at the Kids' Club. But when they all go ashore in beautiful Central America, a series of minor misfortunes leads the families farther and farther from the ship's safety. One minute the children are there, and the next they're gone. What follows is a riveting, revealing story told from the perspectives of the adults and the children, as the once-happy parents--now turning on one another and blaming themselves--try to recover their children and their lives. Celebrated for her ability to write vivid, spare, moving fiction, Maile Meloy shows how quickly the life we count on can fall away, and how a crisis changes everyone's priorities. The fast-paced, gripping plot of Do Not Become Alarmed carries with it an insightful, provocative examination of privilege, race, guilt, envy, the dilemmas of modern parenthood, and the challenge of living up to our own expectations"--

The one device [CD sound recording] : the secret history of the iPhone

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Merchant, Brian.
Publisher Blackstone Audio, 2017.
Unabridged.
12 audio discs (14.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 PDF disc.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) 338.761004 MER
Summary The iPhone is the device that transformed our world, changing everything from how people talk to each other and do business, to how they exercise, travel, shop, and watch TV. But packed within its slim profile is the fascinating, untold story of scientific, technological, and business breakthroughs, global in scope, sometimes centuries in the making, and coming from vastly different disciplines, that enabled Apple to create the most profitable product in history. For all the time people spend swiping, tapping, and staring at iPhones, people would think there would be few things they didn't know about these gadgets. But think again.

The burning girl [CD sound recording] : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Messud, Claire, 1966-
Publisher Recorded Books, 2017. ℗2017
Unabridged.
6 audio discs (6 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD F MESSUD
Summary Julia and Cassie have been friends since nursery school. They have shared everything, including their desire to escape the stifling limitations of their birthplace, the quiet town of Royston, Massachusetts. But as the two girls enter adolescence, their paths diverge and Cassie sets out on a journey that will put her life in danger and shatter her oldest friendship.

Enjoy your journey [CD sound recording] : find the treasure hidden in every day

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Meyer, Joyce, 1943-
Publisher Hachette Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
3 audio discs (180 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) 248.4 MEY
Summary Joyce Meyer combines biblical principles with personal experiences to explain how you can enjoy every day on your journey through life. You will learn such lessons as how to make the decision to enjoy life, how to rid yourself of regret, how to experience simplicity in life, how to find joy during times of waiting, and much more.

High stakes [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Michaels, Fern,
Publisher Brilliance Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (9 hr., 19 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) FIC MICHAELS, FERN
Summary Investigative reporter Dennis West joined forces with the men of the Sisterhood to help fight corruption and greed on behalf of underdogs everywhere. Now he and his band of brothers are on a mission to help an old friend in danger: Toby Mason was a whip-smart college nerd - nothing like the buff dancer at the Supper Club who's reached out to Dennis. The owners of the Supper Club adult-entertainment franchise have expanded their empire through tours, contests, and calendars. But Toby suspects the Supper Clubs offer a convenient front for a major drug trafficking operation - and those suspicions have become known to his employers. At the top-secret headquarters of BOLO Consultants, Dennis, Jack, Abner, Ted, Harry, and the rest of the crew gather to formulate a plan. It'll mean going deep undercover, but the men of the Sisterhood are breaking out their most impressive moves to stop a criminal network that's stayed two steps ahead of justice for too long.

Forever a hero [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Miller, Linda Lael,
Publisher Recorded Books, [2017]
Unabridged.
10 audio discs (approximately 12 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC MILLER
Summary Mace Carson doesn't consider himself a hero. Back in college, he came upon a woman in trouble and intervened - but he was just one irate Wyoming cowboy with his boots planted firmly on the side of right. Now a successful vintner, Mace is shocked to be reunited with the woman he saved. But it turns out she's in Wyoming on business... a corporate executive representing the company that wants to buy his winery. Only, he's not selling. Kelly Wright has never forgotten that horrible night ten years ago when Mace came to her rescue, has never forgotten him. The surprising success of a winery in the middle of ranch country has brought her to Mustang Creek, and she's secretly thrilled to discover Mace at the helm. Reluctant to mix business with pleasure, Kelly vows to keep things professional, until her attacker is released from prison and comes for vengeance... against both of them.

The long drop [CD sound recording] : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Mina, Denise,
Publisher Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2017.
Unabridged.
6 audio discs (7.5 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) FIC MINA, DENISE
Summary The "trial of the century" in 1950's Glasgow is over. Peter Manuel has been found guilty of a string of murders and is waiting to die by hanging. But every good crime story has a beginning. Manuel's starts with the murder of William Watt's family. Looking no further that Watt himself, the police are convinced he's guilty. Desperate to clear his name, Watt turns to Manuel, a career criminal who claims to have information that will finger the real killer. As Watt seeks justice with the cagey Manuel's help, everyone the pair meets has blood on their hands as they sell their version of the truth.The Long Drop is an explosive novel about guilt, innocence, and the power of a good story to hide the difference.

The Supremes sing the happy heartache blues [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Moore, Edward Kelsey,
Publisher Macmillan Audio, [2017] ℗2017
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (approximately 10 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOOK CD MOO
Summary "From the author of the bestselling The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat, an exuberant and poignant new novel of passions, family, and forgiveness. When a late life love affair blooms between Mr. Forrest Payne, the owner of the Pink Slipper Gentleman's Club, and Miss Beatrice Jordan, famous for stationing herself at the edge of the club's parking lot and yelling warnings of eternal damnation at the departing patrons, their wedding summons a legend to town. Mr. El Walker, the great guitar bluesman, comes home to give a command performance in Plainview, Indiana, a place he'd sworn--and for good reason--he'd never set foot in again. But El is not the only Plainview native with a hurdle to overcome. A wildly philandering husband struggles at last to prove his faithfulness to the wife he's always loved. A young transwoman lights out for show biz and Chicago to escape her father's wrath and live an authentic life. And among those in this tightly knit community who show up every Sunday after church for lunch at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat, are the lifelong friends, known locally as "The Supremes"--Clarice, facing down her longing for, chance at and fear of a great career; Barbara Jean, grappling at last with the loss of a mother whose life humiliated both of them, and Odette, reaching toward her husband through an anger of his that she does not understand. Ed Moore's lively cast of characters, each of whom have surmounted serious trouble and come into love, need not learn how to survive but how, fully, to live. And they do, every one of them, serenaded by the bittersweet and unforgettable blues song El Walker plays, born of his own great loss and love"--

The dark room [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Moore, Jonathan, 1977-
Publisher HighBridge Audio, 2017.
Unabridged.
10 audio discs (approximately 11 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC MOORE
Summary "Gavin Cain, an SFPD homicide inspector, is in the middle of an exhumation when his phone rings. San Francisco's mayor is being blackmailed and has ordered Cain back to the city...a helicopter is on its way. The casket, and Cain's cold-case investigation, must wait. At City Hall, the mayor shows Cain four photographs he's received: the first, an unforgettable blonde; the second, pills and handcuffs on a nightstand; the third, the woman drinking from a flask; and last, the woman naked, unconscious, and shackled to a bed. The accompanying letter is straightforward: worse revelations are on the way unless the mayor takes his own life first. An intricately plotted, deeply affecting thriller that keeps readers guessing until the final pages, The Dark Room tracks Cain as he hunts for the blackmailer, pitching him into the web of destruction and devotion the mayor casts in his shadow" --

The radium girls [CD sound recording] : the dark story of America's shining women

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Moore, Kate (Writer and editor),
Publisher HighBridge Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
13 audio discs (16 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK 363.1799 MOO
Summary As World War I raged across the globe, hundreds of young women toiled away at the radium-dial factories, where they painted clock faces with a mysterious new substance called radium. Assured by their bosses that the luminous material was safe, the women themselves shone brightly in the dark, covered from head to toe with the glowing dust. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" were considered the luckiest alive--until they began to fall mysteriously ill. As the fatal poison of the radium took hold, they found themselves embroiled in one of America's biggest scandals and a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights. The Radium Girls explores the strength of extraordinary women in the face of almost impossible circumstances and the astonishing legacy they left behind.

Homesick for another world [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Moshfegh, Ottessa,
Publisher Recorded Books, [2017]
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (approximately 8 hours, 15 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC MOSHFEGH
Summary "An electrifying first collection from one of the most exciting short story writers of our time. Ottessa Moshfegh's debut novel Eileen was one of the literary events of 2015. Garlanded with critical acclaim, it was named a book of the year by The Washington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle, nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, and won the PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction. But as many critics noted, Moshfegh is particularly held in awe for her short stories. Homesick for Another World is the rare case where an author's short story collection is if anything more anticipated than her novel. And for good reason. There's something eerily unsettling about Ottessa Moshfegh's stories, something almost dangerous, while also being delightful, and even laugh-out-loud funny. Her characters are all unsteady on their feet in one way or another; they all yearn for connection and betterment, though each in very different ways, but they are often tripped up by their own baser impulses and existential insecurities. Homesick for Another World is a master class in the varieties of self-deception across the gamut of individuals representing the human condition. But part of the unique quality of her voice, the echt Moshfeghian experience, is the way the grotesque and the outrageous are infused with tenderness and compassion. Moshfegh is our Flannery O'Connor, and Homesick for Another World is her Everything That Rises Must Converge or A Good Man is Hard to Find. The flesh is weak; the timber is crooked; people are cruel to each other, and stupid, and hurtful. But beauty comes from strange sources. And the dark energy surging through these stories is powerfully invigorating. We're in the hands of an author with a big mind, a big heart, blazing chops, and a political acuity that is needle-sharp. The needle hits the vein before we even feel the prick"--

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