New Books on CD

The reason you're alive [CD sound recording] : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Quick, Matthew, 1973-
Publisher HarperCollins, [2017]
Unabridged.
5 audio discs (5 3/4 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) FIC QUICK, MATTHEW
Summary Sixty-eight-year-old David has a brain tumor that he attributes to Agent Orange exposure. He wakes up from surgery repeating the name of a Native American soldier whom he was once ordered to discipline, and decides to return something precious he long ago stole from that man.

The girl with the make-believe husband [CD sound recording] : a Bridgertons prequel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Quinn, Julia, 1970-
Publisher HarperCollins, [2017]
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (10 1/4 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) FIC QUINN, JULIA
Summary With her brother Thomas injured on the battlefront in the Colonies, orphaned Cecilia Harcourt has two unbearable choices: move in with a maiden aunt or marry a scheming cousin. Instead, she chooses option three and travels across the Atlantic, determined to nurse her brother back to health. But after a week of searching, she finds not her brother but his best friend, the handsome officer Edward Rokesby. He's unconscious and in desperate need of her care, and Cecilia vows that she will save this soldier's life, even if staying by his side means telling one little lie.

The Alice Network [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Quinn, Kate,
Publisher HarperCollins, [2017]
Unabridged.
12 audio discs (15 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) FIC QUINN, KATE
Summary Two women--a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947--team up to discover the truth, no matter where it leads.

Dead man switch [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Quirk, Matthew,
Publisher Hachette Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
6 audio discs (approximately 7 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC QUIRK
Summary The suspicious deaths of two members of an elite undercover military team are investigated by Special Ops legend Captain John Hayes, who is horrified to discover that his proťǧ, a brilliant assassin, is the prime suspect.

The day I died [CD sound recording] : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Rader-Day, Lori, 1973-
Publisher Harper Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
10 audio discs (approximately 12 hours, 15 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC RADER-DAY
Summary Using her skills as a handwriting analyst to assist a local murder and kidnapping investigation, Anna identifies disturbing parallels between the crimes and her own struggles to protect her troubled teen son from her abusive ex.

Rather be the devil [CD sound recording] : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Rankin, Ian,
Publisher Hachette Audio, [2017] ℗2017
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (approximately 11 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) FIC RANKIN, IAN
Summary For John Rebus, 40 years may have passed, but the death of beautiful, promiscuous Maria Turquand still preys on his mind. She was murdered in her hotel room on the night a famous rock star and his entourage were staying there, and Maria's killer has never been found. Meanwhile, the dark heart of Edinburgh remains up for grabs. A young pretender, Darryl Christie, may have staked his claim, but a vicious attack leaves him weakened and vulnerable, and an inquiry into a major money laundering scheme threatens his position. Has old-time crime boss Big Ger Cafferty really given up the ghost, or is he biding his time until Edinburgh is once more ripe for the picking?

A perilous undertaking [CD sound recording] : a Veronica Speedwell mystery

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Raybourn, Deanna.
Publisher Recorded Books, ℗2017.
Unabridged.
11 audio discs (12 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) FIC RAYBOURN, DEANNA
Summary London, 1887. Victorian adventuress and butterfly hunter Veronica Speedwell receives an invitation to visit the Curiosity Club, a ladies-only establishment for daring and intrepid women. There she meets the mysterious Lady Sundridge, who begs her to take on an impossible task saving society art patron Miles Ramsforth from execution. Accused of the brutal murder of his artist mistress Artemisia, Ramsforth will face the hangman's noose in a week's time if Veronica cannot find the real killer. But Lady Sundridge is not all that she seems, and unmasking her true identity is only the first of the many secrets Veronica must uncover. Together with her natural historian colleague Stoker, Veronica races against time to find the true murderer--a ruthless villain who not only took Artemisia's life in cold blood but is happy to see Ramsforth hang for the crime. From a Bohemian artists' colony to a royal palace to a subterranean grotto with a decadent history, the investigation proves to be a very perilous undertaking indeed"--

Alive [CD sound recording] : the story of the Andes survivors

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Read, Piers Paul, 1941-
Publisher Dreamscape Media, LLC, [2017]
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (approximately 11 hours, 12 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK 982.6 REA
Summary The number one New York Times bestseller and the true story behind the film about a young rugby team that must resort to the unthinkable after a plane crash in the Andes.

Dust bowl girls [CD sound recording] : the inspiring story of the team that barnstormed its way to basketball glory

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Reeder, Lydia,
Publisher HighBridge Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (8.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD Audiobook 796.32363 REE
Summary Combining exhilarating sports writing and exceptional storytelling, this audiobook conveys the intensity of an improbable journey to an epic showdown with the prevailing national champions. Raising hope during the Great Depression, it captures a moment in American sports history when a visionary coach helped his young athletes achieve more than a winning season.

Democracy [CD sound recording] : stories from the long road to freedom

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Rice, Condoleezza, 1954-
Publisher Hachette Audio, p2017.
Unabridged.
10 compact discs (ca. 13 hours) : digital ; 12 cm.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) 321.8 RIC
Summary From the former Secretary of State and bestselling author, a sweeping, definitive look at the birth, life, and struggle of global democracy. From the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union to the ongoing struggle for human rights in the Middle East, Condoleezza Rice has been on the front lines of history. She was a child when her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, became the epicenter of the Civil Rights Movement.

Churchill and Orwell [CD sound recording]: the fight for freedom

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Ricks, Thomas E.,
Publisher Books on Tape : Penguin Random House Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (10 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK 941.084 RIC
Summary "From Thomas E. Ricks, a dual biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell, with a focus on the pivotal years from the mid-1930s through the 1940s, when their farsighted vision and inspired action in the face of the threat of fascism and communism helped preserve democracy for the world. Both George Orwell and Winston Churchill came close to death in the mid-1930's--Orwell shot in the neck in a trench line in the Spanish Civil War, and Churchill struck by a car in New York City. If they'd died then, history would scarcely remember them. At the time, Churchill was a politician on the outs, his loyalty to his class and party suspect. Orwell was a mildly successful novelist, to put it generously. No one would have predicted that by the end of the 20th century they would be considered two of the most important people in British history for having the vision and courage to campaign tirelessly, in words and in deeds, against the totalitarian threat from both the left and the right. Together, to an extent not sufficiently appreciated, they kept the West's compass set toward freedom as its due north. It's not easy to recall now how lonely a position both men once occupied. By the late 1930's, democracy was discredited in many circles, and authoritarian rulers were everywhere in the ascent. There were some who decried the scourge of communism, but saw in Hitler and Mussolini 'men we could do business with, ' if not in fact saviors. And there were others who saw the Nazi and fascist threat as malign, but tended to view communism as the path to salvation. Churchill and Orwell, on the other hand, had the foresight to see clearly that the issue was human freedom--that whatever its coloration, a government that denied its people basic freedoms was a totalitarian menace and had to be resisted. In the end, Churchill and Orwell proved their age's necessary men. The glorious climax of Churchill and Orwell is the work they both did in the decade of the 1940's to triumph over freedom's enemies. And though Churchill played the larger role in the defeat of Hitler and the Axis, Orwell's reckoning with the menace of authoritarian rule in Animal Farm and 1984 would define the stakes of the Cold War for its 50-year course, and continues to give inspiration to fighters for freedom to this day. Taken together, in Thomas E. Ricks's masterful hands, their lives are a beautiful testament to the power of moral conviction, and to the courage it can take to stay true to it, through thick and thin"--

The bright hour [CD sound recording] : a memoir of living and dying

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Riggs, Nina,
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
6 audio discs (approximately 7 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK 362.19699449 RIG
Summary "An exquisite memoir about how to live--and love--every day with 'death in the room, ' from poet Nina Riggs, mother of two young sons and the direct descendant of Ralph Waldo Emerson, in the tradition of When Breath Becomes Air. 'We are breathless, but we love the days. They are promises. They are the only way to walk from one night to the other.' Nina Riggs was just thirty-seven years old when initially diagnosed with breast cancer--one small spot. Within a year, the mother of two sons, ages seven and nine, and married sixteen years to her best friend, received the devastating news that her cancer was terminal. How does one live each day, 'unattached to outcome'? How does one approach the moments, big and small, with both love and honesty? Exploring motherhood, marriage, friendship, and memory, even as she wrestles with the legacy of her great-great-great grandfather, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nina Riggs's breathtaking memoir continues the urgent conversation that Paul Kalanithi began in his gorgeous When Breath Becomes Air. She asks, what makes a meaningful life when one has limited time? Brilliantly written, disarmingly funny, and deeply moving, The Bright Hour is about how to love all the days, even the bad ones, and it's about the way literature, especially Emerson, and Nina's other muse, Montaigne, can be a balm and a form of prayer. It's a book about looking death squarely in the face and saying 'this is what will be.' Especially poignant in these uncertain times, The Bright Hour urges us to live well and not lose sight of what makes us human: love, art, music, words"--

If we were villains [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Rio, M. L.,
Publisher Macmillan Audio, [2017] ℗2017
Unabridged.
10 audio discs (approximately 13 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC RIO
Summary As one of seven young actors studying Shakespeare at an elite arts college, Oliver and his friends play the same roles onstage and off: hero, villain, tyrant, temptress. But when the casting changes, and the secondary characters usurp the stars, the plays spill dangerously over into life, and one of them is found dead. The rest face their greatest acting challenge yet: convincing the police, and themselves, that they are blameless.

Goodnight from London [CD sound recording] : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Robson, Jennifer, 1970-
Publisher Blackstone Audio Inc. ; Hatchette Audio, 2017.
8 audio discs (approximately 9 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 12 cm
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) FIC ROBSON, JENNIFER
Summary In the summer of 1940, ambitious young American journalist Ruby Sutton gets her big break: the chance to report on the European war as a staff writer for Picture Weekly news-magazine in London. She jumps at the chance, for it's an opportunity not only to prove herself, but also to start fresh in a city and country that know nothing of her humble origins. But life in besieged Britain tests Ruby in ways she never imagined. Although most of Ruby's new colleagues welcome her, a few resent her presence, not only as an American but also as a woman. She is just beginning to find her feet, to feel at home in a country that is so familiar yet so foreign, when the bombs begin to fall. As the nightly horror of the Blitz stretches unbroken into weeks and months, Ruby must set aside her determination to remain an objective observer. When she loses everything but her life, and must depend upon the kindness of strangers, she learns for the first time the depth and measure of true friendship and what it is to love a man who is burdened by secrets that aren't his to share.

The divine dance [CD sound recording] : the Trinity and your transformation

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Rohr, Richard,
Publisher Dreamscape Media, [2017]
Unabridged.
6 audio discs (approximately 7 hours, 14 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK 231.044 ROH
Summary "Drawing from Scripture, theology, and the deepest insights of mystics, philosophers, and sages throughout history, the authors present a compelling alternative to aloof and fairytale versions of God: God as Community...as Friendship...as Dance"--

Shining City [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Rosenstiel, Tom,
Publisher Harper Collins Publishers, [2017]
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (approximately 11 hours, 15 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC ROSENSTIEL
Summary Peter Rena is a 'fixer.' He and his partner, Randi Brooks, earn their living making the problems of the powerful disappear. They get their biggest job yet when the White House hires them to vet the president's nominee for the Supreme Court. Judge Roland Madison is a legal giant, but he's a political maverick, with views that might make the already tricky confirmation process even more difficult. Rena and his team go full-bore to cover every inch of the judge's past, while the competing factions of Washington D.C. mobilize with frightening intensity.

An American sickness [CD sound recording] : how healthcare became big business and how you can take it back

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Rosenthal, Elisabeth, 1956-
Publisher Penguin Audio : Books on Tape, [2017] ℗2017
Unabridged.
11 audio discs (approximately 13 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CDBOOK 362.1 ROS
Summary "An award-winning New York Times reporter Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal reveals the dangerous, expensive, and dysfunctional American healthcare system, and tells us exactly what we can do to solve its myriad of problems. It is well documented that our healthcare system has grave problems, but how, in only a matter of decades, did things get this bad? Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal doesn't just explain the symptoms; she diagnoses and treats the disease itself. Rosenthal spells out in clear and practical terms exactly how to decode medical doublespeak, avoid the pitfalls of the pharmaceuticals racket, and get the care you and your family deserve. She takes you inside the doctor-patient relationship, explaining step by step the workings of a profession sorely lacking transparency. This is about what we can do, as individual patients, both to navigate a byzantine system and also to demand far-reaching reform."--

Teammate [CD sound recording] : my journey in baseball and a World Series for the ages

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Ross, David, 1977-
Publisher Hachette Audio, [2017] ℗2017
Unabridged.
6 audio discs (approximately 6 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK 796.357 ROS
Summary Discusses the author's life and career, including his role as "Grandpa Rossy" on the Chicago Cubs 2016 championship-winning team.

Oreo [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Ross, Fran, 1935-1985,
Publisher Recorded Books, [2017]
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (approximately 8 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC ROSS
Summary Oreo, a biracial black girl from Philadelphia, searches for her Jewish father in New York City, navigating the labyrinth of sound studios, brothels, and subway tunnels of Manhattan in a journey of self-discovery.

Tom Clancy's Op-Center. Dark zone [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Rovin, Jeff,
Publisher Macmillan Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (approximately 9 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC ROVIN
Summary The brutal murder of an undercover agent reveals a plot to foment a full-fledged war between Russia and Ukraine. Former U.S. Ambassador to the Ukraine Douglas Flannery meets with an old friend and former spy to help thwart a Russian plan to overrun her native Ukraine; but the group she's working for is planning a much more dangerous scheme in order to draw in NATO forces--and possibly ignite World War III. After the spy is killed following their meeting, Director Chase Williams and his team in the Op-Center must use cyber warfare and spycraft in tandem with Douglas's information to prevent the United States from being forced to take sides in a crisis as Ukraine, its NATO allies, and Russia rapidly deploy forces in a dangerous game of brinksmanship.

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