New Books on CD

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"--

Men without women [CD sound recording] : stories

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Murakami, Haruki, 1949-
Publisher Books on Tape ; Random House Audio, [2017] ℗2017
Unabridged.
6 audio discs (7 hr., 18 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC MURAKAMI
Summary "A dazzling new collection of short stories--the first major new work of fiction from the beloved, internationally acclaimed, Haruki Murakami since his #1 best-selling Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage. Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone. Here are vanishing cats and smoky bars, lonely hearts and mysterious women, baseball and the Beatles, woven together to tell stories that speak to us all. Marked by the same wry humor that has defined his entire body of work, in this collection Murakami has crafted another contemporary classic"--

The long haul [CD sound recording] : a trucker's tales of life on the road

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Murphy, Finn, 1958-
Publisher HighBridge Audio, 2017.
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (8 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) 388.324 MUR
Summary In the tradition of Anthony Bourdain and Linda Greenlaw, a long haul mover's rollicking account of life out on the Big Slab.

A history of the United States in five crashes [CD sound recording] : stock market meltdowns that defined a nation

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Nations, Scott,
Publisher Blackstone Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
10 audio discs (12.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) 330.973 NAT
Summary "In this absorbing, smart, and accessible blend of economic and cultural history, Scott Nations, a longtime trader, financial engineer, and CNBC contributor, takes us on a journey through the five significant stock market crashes in the past century to reveal how they defined the United States today. THE PANIC OF 1907: When the Knickerbocker Trust Company failed, after a brazen attempt to manipulate the stock market led to a disastrous run on the banks, the Dow lost nearly half its value in weeks Only billionaire J. P. Morgan was able to save the stock market. BLACK TUESDAY (1929): As the newly created Federal Reserve System repeatedly adjusted interest rates in all the wrong ways, investment trusts, the darlings of that decade, became the catalyst that caused the bubble to burst, and the Dow fell dramatically, leading swiftly to the Great Depression. BLACK MONDAY (1987): When 'portfolio insurance,' a new tool meant to protect investments, instead led to increased losses, and corporate raiders drove stock prices above their real values, the Dow dropped an astonishing 22.6 percent in one day. THE GREAT RECESSION (2008): As homeowners began defaulting on mortgages, investment portfolios that contained them collapsed, bringing the nation's largest banks, much of the economy, and the stock market down with them. THE FLASH CRASH (2010): When one investment manager, using a runaway computer algorithm that was dangerously unstable and poorly understood, reacted to the economic turmoil in Greece, the stock market took an unprecedentedly sudden plunge, with the Dow shedding 998.5 points (roughly a trillion dollars in valuation) in just minutes. The stories behind the great crashes are filled with drama, human foibles, and heroic rescues. Taken together they tell the larger story of a nation reaching enormous heights of financial power while experiencing precipitous dips that alter and reset a market where millions of Americans invest their savings, and on which they depend for their futures. Scott Nations vividly shows how each of these major crashes played a role in America's political and cultural fabric, each providing painful lessons that have strengthened us and helped us to build the nation we know today. A History of the United States in Five Crashes clearly and compellingly illustrates the connections between these major financial collapses and examines the solid, clear-cut lessons they offer for preventing the next one."--Container.

Little fires everywhere [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Ng, Celeste,
Publisher Penguin Audio ; Books on Tape, [2017]
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (11 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOOK CD NG
Summary From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, the intertwined stories of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the mother and daughter who upend their lives "I read Little Fires Everywhere in a single, breathless sitting. With brilliance and beauty, Celeste Ng dissects a microcosm of American society just when we need to see it beneath the microscope ..."--Jodi Picoult, New York Times -bestselling author of Small Great Things and Leaving Time In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned - from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. Enter Mia Warren - an enigmatic artist and single mother - who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community. When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town--and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia's past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs. Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood - and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.

The art of living [CD sound recording] : peace and freedom in the here and now

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Nhất Hạnh, Thích,
Publisher Harper Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
4 audio discs (approximately 5 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK 294.3444 NHA
Summary One of the most revered spiritual leaders in the world today, Thich Nhat Hanh's masterful work on how to live most deeply and peacefully.

The death of expertise [CD sound recording] : the campaign against established knowledge and why it matters

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Nichols, Thomas M., 1960-
Publisher Tantor Media, [2017]
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (8.5 hr. ) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) 303.4833 NIC
Summary An exploration of a dangerous phenomenon and a warning about the stability and survival of modern democracy in the Information Age.

Paul McCartney [CD sound recording] : the life

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Norman, Philip, 1943-
Publisher Recorded Books, [2016]
Unabridged.
26 audio discs (approximately 30 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD Audiobook B McCartney, Paul
Summary "Since the age of twenty-one, Paul McCartney has lived one of the ultimate rock-n-roll lives played out on the most public of stages. Now, Paul's story is told by rock music's foremost biographer, with McCartney's consent and access to family members and close friends who have never spoken on the record before. Paul McCartney reveals the complex character behind the facade and sheds new light on his childhood--blighted by his mother's death but redeemed by the father who introduced him to music. This is the first definitive account of Paul's often troubled partnership with John Lennon, his personal trauma after the Beatles' breakup, and his subsequent struggle to get back to the top with Wings--which nearly got him murdered in Africa and brought him nine days in a Tokyo jail. Readers will learn about his marriage to Linda, including their much-criticized musical collaboration, and a moving account of her death. Packed with new information and critical insights, Paul McCartney will be the definitive biography of a musical legend,"--Amazon.com.

1001 great ideas for teaching & raising children with autism or Asperger's [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Notbohm, Ellen,
Publisher Recorded Books, [2017].
Unabridged.
11 audio discs (approximately 13 hours, 45 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK 618.9285882 NOT
Summary Contains 1001 suggestions for meeting the challenges faced by children with autism spectrum disorders, covering sensory integration, communication, language, daily living, social issues, behavior, and education.

Everything all at once [CD sound recording] : how to unleash your inner nerd, tap into radical curiosity and solve any problem

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Nye, Bill
Publisher Recorded Books, [2017] ℗2017.
Unabridged.
10 audio discs (approximately 12 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) 153.4 NYE
Summary Bill Nye has been the public face of science for more than 20 years. Here, he urges readers to become activists and agents of change. This is an exciting, inspiring call to unleash the power of the nerd mindset that exists within us all. Nye believes we'll never be able to tackle our society's biggest, most complex problems if we don't even know how to solve the small ones. Step by step, he shows his readers the key tools behind his everything-all-at-once approach: radical curiosity, a deep desire for a better future, and a willingness to take the actions needed to make it a reality. Problem solving is a skill that anyone can harness to create change, and Bill Nye is here to teach us how.

The operator [CD sound recording] : firing the shots that killed Osama bin Laden and my years as a SEAL Team warrior

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by O'Neill, Robert, 1976-
Publisher Audioworks, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Divison, [2017] ©2017, ℗2017.
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (approximately 10 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK 359.984 ONE
Summary "A stirringly evocative, thought-provoking, and often jaw-dropping account, The Operator ranges across SEAL Team Operator Robert O'Neill's awe-inspiring four-hundred-mission career, which included his involvement in attempts to rescue "Lone Survivor" Marcus Luttrell and abducted-by-Somali-pirates Captain Richard Phillips and which culminated in those famous three shots that dispatched the world's most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden. In these pages, O'Neill describes his idyllic childhood in Butte, Montana; his impulsive decision to join the SEALs; the arduous evaluation and training process; and the even tougher gauntlet he had to run to join the SEALS' most elite unit. After officially becoming a SEAL, O'Neill would spend more than a decade in the most intense counterterror effort in US history. For extended periods, not a night passed without him and his small team recording multiple enemy kills--and though he was lucky enough to survive, several of the SEALS he'd trained with and fought beside never made it home. The Operator describes the nonstop action of O'Neill's deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, evokes the black humor of years-long combat, brings to vivid life the lethal efficiency of the military's most selective units, and reveals firsthand details of the most celebrated terrorist takedown in history"--Provided by publisher.

Old school [CD sound recording] : life in the sane lane

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by O'Reilly, Bill,
Publisher Macmillan Audio, [2017] ©2017, ℗2017
Unabridged.
4 audio discs (approximately 4 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK 320.52 ORE
Summary You have probably heard the term Old School, but what you might not know is that there is a concentrated effort to tear that school down. It's a values thing. The anti-old school forces believe the traditional way of looking at life is oppressive. Not inclusive. The Old School way may harbor microaggressions. Therefore, Old School philosophy must be diminished. Those crusading against Old School now have a name: Snowflakes. You may have seen them on cable TV whining about social injustice and income inequality. You may have heard them cheering Bernie Sanders as he suggested the government pay for almost everything. The Snowflake movement is proud and loud, and they don't like Old School grads.

A book of American martyrs [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-
Publisher Harper Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
20 audio discs (approximately 24 hours, 45 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) FIC OATES, JOYCE
Summary When evangelical Luther Dunphy assassinates abortion doctor Augustus Voorhees, the two grieving families find their lives intricately linked.

Blitzed [CD sound recording] : drugs in the Third Reich

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Ohler, Norman,
Publisher Blackstone Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
6 audio discs (approximately 7 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK 943.086 OHL
Summary "The Nazi regime preached an ideology of physical, mental, and moral purity. But as Norman Ohler reveals in this gripping new history, the Third Reich was saturated with drugs. On the eve of World War II, Germany was a pharmaceutical powerhouse, and companies such as Merck and Bayer cooked up cocaine, opiates, and, most of all, methamphetamines, to be consumed by everyone from factory workers to housewives to millions of German soldiers. In fact, troops regularly took rations of a form of crystal meth--the elevated energy and feelings of invincibility associated with the high even help to explain certain German military victories. Drugs seeped all the way up to the Nazi high command and, especially, to Hitler himself. Over the course of the war, Hitler became increasingly dependent on injections of a cocktail of drugs--including a form of heroin--administered by his personal doctor. While drugs alone cannot explain the Nazis' toxic racial theories or the events of World War II, Ohler's investigation makes an overwhelming case that, if drugs are not taken into account, our understanding of the Third Reich is fundamentally incomplete"--Provided by publisher.

The road to Camelot [CD sound recording] : inside JFK's five-year campaign

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Oliphant, Thomas,
Publisher Recorded Books, 2017. ©2017
Unabridged.
12 audio discs (approximately 14 hours, 45 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK 973.922 OLI
Summary "A behind-the-scenes, revelatory account of John F. Kennedy's wily campaign to the White House, beginning with his bold, failed attempt to win the vice presidential nomination in 1956. A young and undistinguished junior plots his way to the presidency and changes the way we nominate and elect presidents. John F. Kennedy and his young warriors invented modern presidential politics. They turned over accepted wisdom that his Catholicism was a barrier to winning an election and plotted a successful course to that constituency. They hired Louis Harris--a polling entrepreneur--to become the first presidential pollster. They twisted arms and they charmed. They lined up party bosses, young enthusiasts, and fellow Catholics and turned the traditional party inside out. The last-minute invitation to Lyndon B. Johnson for vice president in 1956 surprised them only because they had failed to notice that he wanted it. They invented The Missile Gap in the Cold War and out-glamoured Richard Nixon in the TV debates. Now acclaimed, award-winning journalists Tom Oliphant and Curtis Wilkie provide the most comprehensive account, based on a depth of personal reporting, interviews, and archives. The authors have examined more than 1,600 oral histories at the John F. Kennedy library; they've interviewed surviving sources, including JFK's sister Jean Smith, and they draw on their own interviews with insiders including Ted Sorensen and Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. From the start of the campaign in 1955 when his father tried to persuade President Johnson to run with JFK as his running mate, The Road to Camelot reveals him as a tough, shrewd political strategist who kept his eye on the prize. This is one of the great campaign stories of all time, appropriate for today's political climate"--

The empath's survival guide [CD sound recording] : life strategies for sensitive people

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Orloff, Judith,
Publisher Sounds True, [2017]
Unabridged.
6 audio discs (7 hr., 15 min.) ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD 155.2 ORL
Summary Explains the difference between empathy that enables compassion and being an empath who actually experiences the emotions and pain of others, and offers counsel to highly sensitive individuals on how to develop coping mechanisms in a high-stimulus world.

A promise of ruin [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Overholt, Cuyler,
Publisher Recorded Books, [2017] ℗2017
Unabridged.
10 audio discs (approximately 12 hours, 15 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC OVERHOLT
Summary "In early 1900s New York, the formidable crime syndicate known as the Black Hand has been terrorizing the city's Italian community with bombings and kidnappings. When a young Italian girl is found drowned and sexually defiled, Dr. Genevieve Summerford suspects the organization has expanded into forced prostitution, and she won't rest until the trafficking ring is brought to justice"--

Undaunted [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Palmer, Diana,
Publisher Brilliance Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (671 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD ROM PALMER
Summary Falling in love with her boss's handsome millionaire neighbor was easy for young Emma Copeland. Despite the vast differences between them, and a past that's left Connor Sinclair reclusive and wary, Emma gambles her heart on a desire that rocks them both. But there's something Connor doesn't know: Emma is responsible for an accident that changed his life forever. Connor lives by rules intended to protect both him and his vast wealth. Emma's innocence is the only thing that's ever broken through his cold reserve, but now his trust is shattered. By the time he realizes how much he stands to lose, it might take a miracle to win her back. But it's a challenge he'll gladly face for the woman and the family he needs more than his next breath.

Reset [CD sound recording] : my fight for inclusion and lasting change

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Pao, Ellen K.,
Publisher Random House Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (approximately 10 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK 338.761004 PAO
Summary The co-founder of the diversity nonprofit Project Include shares the story behind her landmark 2015 lawsuit against powerhouse venture capitalist firm Kleiner Perkins, exploring what her case and refusal to settle revealed about Silicon Valley discrimination.

Lara [CD sound recording] : the untold love story and the inspiration for Doctor Zhivago

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Pasternak, Anna,
Publisher Harper Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
10 audio discs (approximately 11 hours, 45 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK 891.7342 PAS
Summary The heartbreaking story of the love affair between Boris Pasternak, the author of Doctor Zhivago, and Olga Ivinskaya; the true tragedy behind the timeless classic. Filled with the rich detail of Boris's secret life, the story unearths a moving love story of courage, loyalty, suffering, drama, and loss, and casts a new light on the legacy of Doctor Zhivago.

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