New Books on CD

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.

Sin bravely [CD sound recording] : a memoir of spiritual disobedience

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Rowe, Maggie Wallem,
Publisher Tantor Media, [2017]
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (approximately 9 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CDBOOK 270.092 ROW
Summary As a young girl, Maggie Rowe took the idea of salvation very seriously. Growing up in a moderately religious household, her fear of eternal damnation turned into a childhood terror that drove her to become an outrageously dedicated Born-again Christian regularly slinging Bible verses in cutthroat scripture memorization competitions and assaulting strangers at shopping malls with the good news that they were going to hell.

The god of small things [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Roy, Arundhati,
Publisher Blackstone Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (approximately 12 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC ROY
Summary Two twins in Kerala, on the southernmost tip of India, fashion a childhood for themselves in the shade of the wreck that is their family. When their English cousin and her mother arrive for a visit, the twins learn that things can change in a day.

The golden house [CD sound recording] : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Rushdie, Salman,
Publisher Penguin Random House Audio Publishing, [2017] ©2017
Unabridged.
12 audio discs (14 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CDBOOK F RUS
Summary "When the aristocratic Golden family moves into a self contained pocket of New York City, a park in Greenwich Village called "The Gardens," their past is an absolute mystery. They seem to be hiding in plain sight: Nero Golden, the powerful but shady patriarch, and his sons Petya, a high functioning autistic and recluse; Apu, the successful artist who may or may not be profound; and D, the enchanting youngest son whose gender confusion mirrors the confusion - and possibilities - of the world around him. And finally there is Vasilisa, the Russian beauty who seduces the patriarch to shape their American stories. Our fearless narrator is an aspiring filmmaker who decides the Golden family will be his subject. He gains the trust of this strange family, even as their secrets gradually unfold - love affairs and betrayals, questions of belonging and identity, a murder, an apocalyptic terror attack, a magical, stolen baby, all set against a whirling background in which an insane Presidential Candidate known as only The Joker grows stronger and stronger, and America itself grows mad. And yet The Golden House is a hopeful story, even an inspiring one - a story about the hope that surrounds, and is made brighter by, even the darkest of situations. Overflowing with inventiveness, humor, and a touch of magic, this is a full-throated celebration of human nature, a great American novel, a tale of exile wrapped in a murder mystery, a meditation on the nature of good and evil, a thrilling page turner, and a coming of age story for the ages"--

Afterlife [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Sakey, Marcus,
Publisher Brilliance Audio, [2017] ℗2017
Unabridged.
10 audio discs (11 hr., 55 min.) ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number XX(1636316.2)
Summary FBI agent Will Brody remembers the explosion, then waking without a scratch. Welcome to the afterlife. But the line between life and death is narrower than we suspect, and all that matters to Will is getting back to Claire.

Option B [CD sound recording]: facing adversity, building resilience and finding joy

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Sandberg, Sheryl,
Publisher Books on Tape, [2017]
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (9 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) 155.937 SAN

Option B [CD sound recording] : facing adversity, building resilience, and finding joy

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Sandberg, Sheryl,
Publisher Random House Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
5 audio discs (approximately 6 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD 155.937 SAN
Summary "The author's experience with grief after the sudden death of her husband, combined with social science on resilience"--

The light we lost [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Santopolo, Jill,
Publisher Books on Tape, [2017]
Unabridged.
6 audio discs (7 hr., 16 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC SANTOPOLO
Summary Lucy is faced with a life-altering choice. But before she can make her decision, she must start her story--their story--at the very beginning. Lucy and Gabe meet as seniors at Columbia University on a day that changes both of their lives forever. Together, they decide they want their lives to mean something, to matter. When they meet again a year later, it seems fated--perhaps they'll find life's meaning in each other. But then Gabe becomes a photojournalist assigned to the Middle East and Lucy pursues a career in New York. What follows is a thirteen-year journey of dreams, desires, jealousies, betrayals, and, ultimately, of love. Was it fate that brought them together? Is it choice that has kept them away? Their journey takes Lucy and Gabe continents apart, but never out of each other's hearts. Me Before You meets One Day in this devastatingly romantic debut novel about the enduring power of first love, with a shocking, unforgettable ending. A Love Story for a new generation.

Six: blood brothers [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Sasser, Charles W.,
Publisher Brilliance Audio, [2017] ℗2017
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (approximately 9 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC SASSER
Summary Based on the History's series Six, an action-packed military thriller following the elite, legendary SEAL Team Six. The elite Navy unit known as SEAL Team Six is made up of some of the most renown and fearsome warriors of all time, deployed for only the toughest missions in the most dangerous places on Earth. Richard "Rip" Taggart used to lead this unit, until after seeing and experiencing too much on the battlefield he snaps and executes an American in cold blood in Afghanistan. Now, two years later, he has been exiled from his brothers in Six and works for a private security group in Nigeria until he finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time and is captured by Boko Haram along with a group of Nigerian school girls. But the brotherhood of the SEALS runs deep. Once Rip's unit finds out that he has been taken, they demand to be the ones to bring him back home. But as they mount their rescue operations, they find themselves squaring off against an enigmatic lieutenant of a rising terrorist group, someone who seems to have a particular interest in getting to Rip first. Based off the gripping new series from creators David Broyles, Special Operations veteran, and William Broyles, and inspired by the true stories and events involving SEAL Team Six, Six: Blood Brothers will give readers a visceral taste of what it means to be part of this squad, balancing their own personal demons and complications of family life with the need to serve their country and be there for their brothers-in-arms.

Memory's last breath [CD sound recording] : field notes on my dementia

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Saunders, Gerda,
Publisher Hachette Audio, [2017]
Unabridged
8 audio discs (9 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 PDF disc (4 3/4 in.).
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) 616.831 SAU
Summary In the tradition of Brain on Fire and When Breath Becomes Air, Gerda Saunders' Memory's Last Breath is an unsparing, beautifully written memoir--a true-life Still Alice that captures Saunders' experience as a fiercely intellectual person living with the knowledge that her brain is betraying her. Saunders' book is uncharted territory in the writing on dementia, a diagnosis one in nine Americans will receive.Based on the "field notes" she keeps in her journal, Memory's Last Breath is Saunders' astonishing window into a life distorted by dementia. She writes about shopping trips cut short by unintentional shoplifting, car journeys derailed when she loses her bearings, and the embarrassment of forgetting what she has just said to a room of colleagues. Coping with the complications of losing short-term memory, Saunders nonetheless embarks on a personal investigation of the brain and its mysteries, examining science and literature, and immersing herself in vivid memories of her childhood in South Africa. Written in a distinctive voice without a trace of self-pity, Memory's Last Breath is a remarkable, aphorism-free contribution to the literature of dementia--and an eye-opening personal memoir that will grip all adventurous readers.

Cannibalism [CD sound recording] : a perfectly natural history

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Schutt, Bill,
Publisher HighBridge, [2017] ©2017
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (approximately 9 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK 394.9 SCH
Summary "Eating one's own kind is completely natural behavior in thousands of species, including humans. Throughout history we have engaged in cannibalism for reasons relating to famine, burial rites, and medicinal remedies. Cannibalism has been used as a form of terrorism but also as the ultimate expression of filial piety. With unexpected wit and a wealth of knowledge, Bill Schutt, a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History, takes us on a tour of the field, exploring exciting new avenues of research and investigating questions like why so many fish eat their offspring and some amphibians consume their mother's skin; why sexual cannibalism is an evolutionary advantage for certain spiders; why, until the end of the eighteenth century, British royalty regularly ate human body parts; how cannibalism may be linked to the extinction of Neanderthals; why microbes on sacramental bread may have led to Catholics' to persecute European Jews in the Middle Ages. Today, the subject of humans consuming one another has been relegated to the realm of horror movies, fiction, and the occasional psychopath, but be forewarned: As climate change progresses and humans see more famine, disease, and overcrowding, biological and cultural constraints may well disappear. These are the very factors that lead to outbreaks of cannibalism. As he examines these close encounters of the cannibal kind, Bill Schutt makes the ick-factor fascinating"--

I need a lifeguard everywhere but the pool [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Scottoline, Lisa,
Publisher Macmillan Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
5 audio discs (approximately 5 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) 817.54 SCO
Summary "Lisa and Francesca are back with another collection of warm and witty stories that will strike a chord with every woman. This seven book series is among the best reviewed humor books published today and has been compared to the late greats, Erma Bombeck and Nora Ephron"--

The awkward age [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Segal, Francesca, 1980-
Publisher Books on Tape ; Penguin Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (11 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD F SEGAL
Summary Julia Alden has fallen deeply, unexpectedly in love. American obstetrician James is everything she didn't know she wanted--if only her teenage daughter, Gwen, didn't hate him so much. Uniting two households is never easy, but when Gwen turns for comfort to James's seventeen-year-old son, Nathan, the consequences will test her mother's loyalty and threaten all their fragile new happiness.

Salt to the sea [CD sound recording] : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Sepetys, Ruta,
Publisher Listening Library, [2016] ℗2016
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (8 hr., 48 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) YA FIC SEPETYS, RUTA
Summary "As World War II draws to a close, refugees try to escape the war's final dangers, only to find themselves aboard a ship with a target on its hull"--

Lost and found sisters [CD sound recording] : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Shalvis, Jill,
Publisher HarperCollins, [2017]
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (11 1/4 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) FIC SHALVIS, JILL
Summary After losing her sister in a devastating car accident, chef Quinn Weller is finally getting her life back on track. She appears to have it all: a loving family, a dream job in one of LA's hottest eateries, and a gorgeous boyfriend dying to slip an engagement ring on her finger. So why does she feel so empty, like she's looking for a missing piece she can't find?

Fox hunter [CD sound recording] : a Charlie Fox thriller

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Sharp, Zoë, 1966-
Publisher Dreamscape Media, [2017]
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (approximately 10 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC SHARP
Summary The ex-special-forces soldier finds herself on a mission to the Iraqi countryside to track down a missing comrade-in-arms.

My glory was I had such friends [CD sound recording] : a memoir

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Silverstein, Amy,
Publisher HarperCollins, [2017]
Unabridged.
10 audio discs (12 1/4 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) 617.412 SIL
Summary Memoirist Amy Silverstein tells the story of an extraordinary group of women who surrounded and supported her through the long, emotional fight to stay alive as she waited for her second heart transplant in twenty-five years.

Two days gone [CD sound recording] : a Ryan DeMarco mystery

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Silvis, Randall, 1950-
Publisher Recorded Books, [2017]
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (approximately 10 hours, 75 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC SILVIS
Summary The perfect family. The perfect house. The perfect life. All gone now. What could cause a man, when all the stars of fortune are shining upon him, to suddenly snap and destroy everything he has built? This is the question that haunts Sergeant Ryan DeMarco after the wife and children of beloved college professor and bestselling author Thomas Huston are found slaughtered in their home. Huston himself has disappeared and so is immediately cast as the prime suspect. DeMarco knows--or thinks he knows--that Huston couldn't have been capable of murdering his family. But if Huston is innocent, why is he on the run? And does the half-finished manuscript he left behind contain clues to the mystery of his family's killer?

The terror [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Simmons, Dan, 1948-
Publisher Hachette Audio, [2017] Blackstone Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
22 audio discs (approximately 28 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC SIMMONS
Summary The men on board HMS Terror have every expectation of finding the Northwest Passage. When the expedition's leader, Sir John Franklin, meets a terrible death, Captain Francis Crozier takes command and leads his surviving crewmen on a last, desperate attempt to flee south across the ice. But as another winter approaches, as scurvy and starvation grow more terrible, and as the Terror on the ice stalks them southward, Crozier and his men begin to fear there is no escape.

The best of Adam Sharp [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Simsion, Graeme C.,
Publisher Macmillan Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (approximately 9 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOOK CD SIM
Summary "On the cusp of turning fifty, Adam Sharp likes his life. He's happy with his partner Claire, he excels in music trivia at quiz night at the local pub, he looks after his mother, and he does the occasional consulting job in IT. But he can never quite shake off his nostalgia for what might have been: his blazing affair more than twenty years ago with an intelligent and strong-willed actress named Angelina Brown who taught him for the first time what it means to find--and then lose--love. How different might his life have been if he hadn't let her walk away? And then, out of nowhere, from the other side of the world, Angelina gets in touch. What does she want? Does Adam dare to live dangerously?"--

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