New Books on CD

How to be a bawse [CD sound recording] : a guide to conquering life

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Singh, Lilly, 1988-
Publisher Random House Audio ; Books on Tape, [2017] ℗2017
Unabridged.
5 audio discs (6 hr., 30 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOOK CD 158.1 SIN
Summary "From the 2017 People's Choice Award winner for Favorite YouTube Star comes the definitive guide to being a bawse: a person who exudes confidence, hustles relentlessly, and smiles genuinely because he or she has fought through it all and made it out the other side."-- From the publisher.

Last breath [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Slaughter, Karin, 1971-
Publisher Blackstone Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
4 audio discs (4 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CDBOOK F SLA
Summary At the age of thirteen, Charlie Quinn's childhood came to an abrupt and devastating end. Two men, with a grudge against her lawyer father, broke into Charlie's home, and after that shocking night, her world was never the same. Now a lawyer herself, Charlie has made it her mission to defend those with no one else to turn to. So when Flora Faulkner, a motherless teen, begs for help, Charlie is reminded of her own past, and is powerless to say no.

Autumn [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Smith, Ali, 1962-
Publisher Recorded Books, [2017]
Unabridged.
5 audio discs (approximately 5 hours, 15 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC SMITH
Summary "Autumn. Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. That's what it felt like for Keats in 1819. How about Autumn 2016? Daniel is a century old. Elisabeth, born in 1984, has her eye on the future. The United Kingdom is in pieces, divided by a historic, once-in-a-generation summer. Love is won, love is lost. Hope is hand-in-hand with hopelessness. The seasons roll round, as ever. Ali Smith's new novel is a meditation on a world growing ever more bordered and exclusive, on what richness and worth are, on what harvest means. It is the first installment of her Seasonal quartet--four stand-alone books, separate yet interconnected and cyclical (as the seasons are)--and it casts an eye over our own time. Who are we? What are we made of? Shakespearean jeu d'esprit, Keatsian melancholy, the sheer bright energy of 1960s pop art: the centuries cast their eyes over our own history making"--Amazon.com

Prince Charles [CD sound recording] : the passions and paradoxes of an improbable life

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Smith, Sally Bedell, 1948-
Publisher Books on Tape, [2017] ℗2017
Unabridged.
15 audio discs (18 hr., 28 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK B CHARLES

Stretch [CD sound recording] : unlock the power of less-- and achieve more than you ever imagined

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Sonenshein, Scott,
Publisher Harper Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (approximately 8 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK 153.35 SON
Summary A Rice University social scientist teaches listeners to rethink what they need to succeed, and do more with what they already have, in this counterintuitive, evidence-based guide to changing the way they work and live.

The other girl [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Spindler, Erica, 1957-
Publisher Macmillan Audio, [2017] ℗2017
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (approximately 8 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC SPINDLER
Summary Officer Miranda Rader of the Harmony, Louisiana PD is known for her honesty, integrity, and steady hand in a crisis - but that wasn't always so. Miranda comes from the town of Jasper, a place about the size of a good spit on a hot day, and her side of the tracks was the wrong one. She's worked hard to earn the respect of her coworkers and the community. When Miranda and her partner are called to investigate the murder of one of the town's most beloved college professors, they're unprepared for the brutality of the scene. This murder is unlike any they've ever investigated, and just when Miranda thinks she's seen the worst of it, she finds a piece of evidence that chills her to the core: a faded newspaper clipping about that terrible night fifteen years ago. The night she'd buried, along with her past and the girl she'd been back then. Until now that grave had stayed sealed... except for those times, in the deepest part of the night, when the nightmares came: of a crime no one believed happened and the screams of the girl they believed didn't exist.

Stanton [CD sound recording] : Lincoln's war secretary

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Stahr, Walter,
Publisher Recorded Books, [2017] ℗2017
Unabridged.
17 audio discs (approximately 20 hours, 15 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK B STANTON
Summary "Walter Stahr, author of the ... bestseller Seward, now tells the amazing story of Lincoln's secretary of war, Edwin Stanton, the most powerful and controversial of the men close to the president. Stanton raised an army of a million men and directed it from his Washington telegraph office, with Lincoln often at his side. He arrested and imprisoned thousands for "war crimes," some serious and some merely political. He was essential to the nation's survival, and Lincoln never wavered in his support for Stanton. As Lincoln lay dying, Stanton took over the government, informing the nation of the attacks on Lincoln and others, starting the investigation of the assassination, Under Lincoln's successor, Andrew Johnson, Stanton insisted that the army had to remain in the South, to protect blacks and Unionists, while the president wanted to withdraw the troops. It was Johnson's ill-advised attempt to remove Stanton that led to the first impeachment of a president, an impeachment Johnson survived by a single vote. The New York diarist George Templeton Strong described Stanton after his death as 'honest, patriotic, able, indefatigable, warm-hearted, unselfish, incorruptible, arbitrary, capricious, tyrannical, vindictive, hateful, and cruel." But Stanton was also Lincoln's "right-hand man," responsible with Lincoln and Grant for saving the Union. In this, the first full biography of Stanton in fifty years, Stahr restores this complicated American hero to his proper place in our national story."--Jacket.

Skullsworn [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Staveley, Brian,
Publisher Brilliance Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
12 audio discs (approximately 15 hours, 22 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC STAVELEY
Summary Pyrre Lakatur doesn't like the word skullsworn. It fails to capture the faith and grace, the peace and beauty of her devotion to the God of Death. She is not, to her mind, an assassin, not a murderer--she is a priestess. At least, she will be a priestess if she manages to pass her final trial. The problem isn't the killing. Pyrre has been killing and training to kill, studying with some of the most deadly men and women in the world, since she was eight. The problem, strangely, is love. To pass her Trial, Pyrre has ten days to kill the ten people enumerated in an ancient song, including "the one you love / who will not come again." Pyrre is not sure she's ever been in love. If she were a member of a different religious order, a less devoted, disciplined order, she might cheat. The Priests of Ananshael, however, don't look kindly on cheaters. If Pyrre fails to find someone to love, or fails to kill that someone, they will give her to the god. Pyrre's not afraid to die, but she hates to quit, hates to fail, and so, with a month before her trial begins, she returns to the city of her birth, the place where she long ago offered an abusive father to the god and abandoned a battered brother, in the hope of finding love...and ending it on the edge of her sword-- Publisher description.

So much things to say [CD sound recording] : the oral history of Bob Marley

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Steffens, Roger,
Publisher HighBridge Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
11 audio discs (13 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) 781.646 STE
Summary Bob Marley's life is the stuff of legend. Raised in the slums of Kingston, Jamaica, Marley (1945-1981) wrote songs that inspired millions. The audiobook tells Marley's life story like never before. Roger Steffens traveled with the Wailers, interviewed Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer extensively, and took iconic Marley photographs. Now, drawing on forty years of intimate interviews with band members, family, lovers, and confidants-many speaking publicly for the first time-Steffens crafts a riveting oral history depicting Marley's life through vivid scenes: the future reggae star auditioning for Coxsone Dodd in Trench Town, the violent confrontation between the Wailers and producer Lee Perry, the attempted assassination (and conspiracy theories that followed), triumphant live performances around the world.

Everybody lies [CD sound recording] : big data, new data, and what the internet can tell us about who we really are

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Stephens-Davidowitz, Seth.
Publisher HarperCollins, [2017] Blackstone Audio
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (7 hr., 45 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) 303.4833 STE
Summary A former Google data scientist presents an insider's look at what the vast, instantly available amounts of information from the internet can reveal about human civilization and society.

The rise and fall of D.O.D.O. [CD sound recording] : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Stephenson, Neal
Publisher Harper Audio, 2017. ℗2017 ©2017
Unabridged.
19 audio discs (approximately 24 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) FIC STEPHENSON, NEAL
Summary From bestselling author Neal Stephenson and critically acclaimed historical and contemporary commercial novelist Nicole Galland comes a captivating and complex near-future thriller combining history, science, magic, mystery, intrigue, and adventure that questions the very foundations of the modern world. When Melisande Stokes, an expert in linguistics and languages, accidentally meets military intelligence operator Tristan Lyons in a hallway at Harvard University, it is the beginning of a chain of events that will alter their lives and human history itself. The young man from a shadowy government entity approaches Mel, a low-level faculty member, with an incredible offer. The only condition: she must sign a nondisclosure agreement in return for the rather large sum of money. Tristan needs Mel to translate some very old documents, which, if authentic, are earth-shattering. They prove that magic actually existed and was practiced for centuries. But the arrival of the scientific revolution and the Age of Enlightenment weakened its power and endangered its practitioners. Magic stopped working altogether in 1851, at the time of the Great Exhibition at London's Crystal Palace--the world's fair celebrating the rise of industrial technology and commerce. Something about the modern world "jams" the "frequencies" used by magic, and it's up to Tristan to find out why. And so the Department of Diachronic Operations--D.O.D.O.--gets cracking on its real mission: to develop a device that can bring magic back, and send Diachronic Operatives back in time to keep it alive . . . and meddle with a little history at the same time. But while Tristan and his expanding operation master the science and build the technology, they overlook the mercurial--and treacherous--nature of the human heart. Written with the genius, complexity, and innovation that characterize all of Neal Stephenson's work and steeped with the down-to-earth warmth and humor of Nicole Galland's storytelling style, this exciting and vividly realized work of science fiction will make you believe in the impossible, and take you to places--and times--beyond imagining.

Peak performance [CD sound recording] : elevate your game, avoid burnout, and thrive with the new science of success

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Stulberg, Brad.
Publisher Brilliance Audio ; Distributed by Recorded Books, ℗2017.
Unabridged.
5 audio discs (6 hr., 29 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) 158.1 STU
Summary A few common principles drive performance, regardless of the field or the task at hand. Whether someone is trying to qualify for the Olympics, break ground in mathematical theory or craft an artistic masterpiece, many of the practices that lead to great success are the same. Stulberg and Magness team up to demystify these practices and demonstrate how everyone can achieve their best.

Saints for all occasions [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Sullivan, J. Courtney,
Publisher Books on Tape ; Random House Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
12 audio discs (approx. 15 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC SULLIVAN
Summary "A sweeping, unforgettable novel from The New York Times best-selling author of Maine, about the hope, sacrifice, and love between two sisters and the secret that drives them apart. Nora and Theresa Flynn are twenty-one and seventeen when they leave their small village in Ireland and journey to America. Nora is the responsible sister; she's shy and serious and engaged to a man she isn't sure that she loves. Theresa is gregarious; she is thrilled by their new life in Boston and besotted with the fashionable dresses and dance halls on Dudley Street. But when Theresa ends up pregnant, Nora is forced to come up with a plan--a decision with repercussions they are both far too young to understand. Fifty years later, Nora is the matriarch of a big Catholic family with four grown children: John, a successful, if opportunistic, political consultant; Bridget, privately preparing to have a baby with her girlfriend; Brian, at loose ends after a failed baseball career; and Patrick, Nora's favorite, the beautiful boy who gives her no end of heartache. Estranged from her sister and cut off from the world, Theresa is a cloistered nun, living in an abbey in rural Vermont. Until, after decades of silence, a sudden death forces Nora and Theresa to confront the choices they made so long ago. A graceful, supremely moving novel from one of our most beloved writers, Saints for All Occasions explores the fascinating, funny, and sometimes achingly sad ways a secret at the heart of one family both breaks them and binds them together"--

Beneath a scarlet sky [CD sound recording] : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Sullivan, Mark T.,
Publisher Brilliance Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
14 audio discs (approximately 17 hours, 45 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC SULLIVAN
Summary In 1940s Italy, teenager Pino Lella joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps and falls for a beautiful widow, he also becomes the personal driver of one of the Third Reich's most powerful commanders.

Midnight at the Bright Ideas bookstore [CD sound recording] : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Sullivan, Matthew, 1970-
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (approximately 9 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC SULLIVAN
Summary "When a bookshop patron commits suicide, his favorite store clerk must unravel the puzzle he left behind in this fiendishly clever debut novel from an award-winning short story writer. Lydia Smith lives her life hiding in plain sight. A clerk at the Bright Ideas bookstore, she keeps a meticulously crafted existence among her beloved books, eccentric colleagues, and the BookFrogs--the lost and lonely regulars who spend every day marauding the store's overwhelmed shelves. But when Joey Molina, a young, beguiling BookFrog, kills himself in the bookstore's upper room, Lydia's life comes unglued. Always Joey's favorite bookseller, Lydia has been bequeathed his meager worldly possessions. Trinkets and books; the detritus of a lonely, uncared for man. But when Lydia flips through his books she finds them defaced in ways both disturbing and inexplicable. They reveal the psyche of a young man on the verge of an emotional reckoning. And they seem to contain a hidden message. What did Joey know? And what does it have to do with Lydia? As Lydia untangles the mystery of Joey's suicide, she unearths a long buried memory from her own violent childhood. Details from that one bloody night begin to circle back. Her distant father returns to the fold, along with an obsessive local cop, and the Hammerman, a murderer who came into Lydia's life long ago and, as she soon discovers, never completely left"--

Age of swords [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Sullivan, Michael J., 1961-
Publisher Recorded Books, ℗2017.
Unabridged.
16 audio discs (20 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD Audiobook Sullivan, Michael J.
Summary "Age of Swords continues the epic story of the war between humankind and the elves--and of ordinary people becoming legendary heroes. It introduces a set of new characters: the dwarves, whose magical weaponcraft could decide the war. It's up to our heroes to win over the dwarves to the side of humankind...or else lose the war forever"--

The mark [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Swinson, Kiki,
Publisher Recorded Books, [2017] ℗2017.
Unabridged.
6 audio discs (approximately 6 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC SWINSON
Summary Identity thief Lauren Kelly thought she was safe. The millions she stole from her double-crossing accomplice and ex-lover Matt Connors bought a quiet upscale life for her, her unsuspecting new husband Drake, and their precious baby. But betrayal was just the beginning. When both Drake and the baby go missing, it's courtesy of a vengeful Matt. Lauren has less than twenty-four hours to give him back the money. She's prepared for any payback--but nothing can keep this exchange from going all-the-way wrong. Now Lauren lives to hunt Matt down. She'll strip away his fortune, work all his weaknesses--and destroy his every strength. But she's heading straight into an insidious trap that could turn sweet revenge into mutually-assured destruction.

Fitness junkie [CD sound recording] : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Sykes, Lucy,
Publisher Random House Audio ; Books on Tape, [2017]
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (9 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) FIC SYKES, LUCY
Summary "When Janey Sweet, CEO of a couture wedding dress company, is photographed in the front row of a fashion show eating a bruffin, he delicious lovechild of a brioche and a muffin, her best friend and business partner, Beau, gives her an ultimatum: Lose thirty pounds or lose your job. Sure, Janey has gained some weight since her divorce, and no, her beautifully cut trousers don't fit like they used to, so Janey throws herself headlong into the world of the fitness revolution, signing up for a shockingly expensive workout pass, baring it all for Free the Nipple yoga, sweating through boot camp classes run by Sri Lankan militants and spinning to the screams of a Lycra-clad instructor with rage issues. At a juice shop she meets Jacob, a cute young guy who takes her dumpster-diving outside Whole Foods on their first date. At a shaman's tea ceremony she meets Hugh, a silver fox who holds her hand through an ayahuasca hallucination And at a secret exercise studio Janey meets Sara Strong, the wildly popular workout guru whose special dance routine has starlets and wealthy women flocking to her for results that seem too good to be true. As Janey eschews delicious carbs, pays thousands of dollars to charlatans, and is harassed by her very own fitness bracelet, she can't help but wonder: Did she really need to lose weight in the first place?"--Amazon.com

Party girls die in pearls [CD sound recording] : an Oxford girl mystery

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Sykes, Plum,
Publisher Harper Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (approximately 11 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC SYKES
Summary "Internationally bestselling author of Bergdorf Blondes Plum Sykes returns with PARTY GIRLS DIE IN PEARLS, a charming murder mystery set at Oxford University in the 1980s. After Oxford's most popular classmate is found dead, new students Ursula Flowerbutton and Nancy Feingold believe she has been murdered and work to solve the mystery"--

Without fear or favor [CD sound recording] : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Tanenbaum, Robert,
Publisher Dreamscape Media, LLC, [2017]
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (approximately 9 hours, 41 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC TANENBAUM
Summary When a cop shoots down the son of a respected inner-city Baptist preacher, the community rises up in anger and demands to have the officer prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. But there's something more than a call for justice at work here: a plot to bring down the city's police force through a conspiracy so vast and malicious only Butch Karp and his band of truth-seekers can untangle it. Now Karp and his wife Marlene Ciampi must stop a radical organization of armed militants bent on the cold-blooded murder of uniformed on-duty police officers.

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