New Books on CD

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.

You're the only one I can tell [CD sound recording] : inside the language of women's friendships

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Tannen, Deborah,
Publisher Random House Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (11 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) 302.34 TAN
Summary Through research into the unique way women talk to one another, this validating and illuminating analysis of female friendship will help women lean into the comfort these powerful relationships offer and avoid the hurt feelings that come from common miscommunications.

The shark club [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Taylor, Ann Kidd,
Publisher Penguin Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (approximately 9 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC TAYLOR
Summary "A novel about love, loss, and sharks by the New York Times bestselling coauthor of the memoir Traveling with Pomegranates. On a summer day on the Gulf of Mexico in 1988, two extraordinary things happen to twelve-year-old Maeve Donnelly. First, she is kissed by Daniel, the boy of her dreams. Then, she is attacked by a blacktip shark. Eighteen years later, Maeve is a world-traveling marine biologist studying and swimming with the very animals that once threatened her life. Known among her peers as the 'shark whisperer,' Maeve is fearless in the water. On land, however, Maeve is dogged by unresolved wounds and indecisive about the path her life will take. When she returns to the small island off Florida's coast where she grew up and to her childhood home--the legendarily charming and eccentric Hotel of the Muses, where she was raised by her grandmother--she finds that her twin brother may be about to make it big as a novelist, using her love life as his jumping-off point. Will she confront her feelings about her brother's betrayal--and forgive her childhood sweetheart, Daniel, the missteps of their youth? Or will she dive headlong back into her research and open her heart to Nicholas, her handsome colleague who shares her passion for the ocean? Set against the gorgeous backdrop of the Gulf of Mexico, in a picturesque and quaint beach town, The Shark Club is a bittersweet story about the power of forgiveness and the promise of true love"--

Mother Land [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Theroux, Paul,
Publisher Recorded Books, [2017]
Unabridged.
19 audio discs (approximately 23 hours, 15 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC THEROUX
Summary Jay, one of seven living children, contemplates his mother's influence on the family and his life, as he struggles with her disappointment in him and suspects she may have sabotaged a budding relationship.

Wild Horse Springs [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Thomas, Jodi,
Publisher Recorded Books, [2017]
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (approximately 9 hours, 45 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC THOMAS
Summary "In the heart of Ransom Canyon, sometimes the right match for a lonely soul is the one you least expect"--

The twelve lives of Samuel Hawley [CD sound recording] : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Tinti, Hannah,
Publisher Brilliance Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
11 audio discs (approximately 13 hours, 28 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD Audiobook Tinti, Hannah
Summary "Loo is twelve when she moves back to the New England fishing village of her early youth. Her father, Hawley, finds work on the boats, while she undergoes the usual heartaches of a new kid in school. But lurking over Loo are mysteries, both of the mother who passed away, and of the grandmother she's forbidden to speak to. And hurtling towards both father and daughter are the ghosts of Hawley's past. Before Loo's birth, he was a professional criminal engaged in increasingly elaborate and dangerous underworld schemes. Life on the road was harsh -- Samuel Hawley took "twelve bullets" in his brutal career. The scars have healed, but there is a reckoning still to come"--

Racing the devil [CD sound recording] : an Inspector Ian Rutledge mystery

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Todd, Charles,
Publisher Harper Audio, [2017] ©2017
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (approximately 11 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC TODD
Summary "On the eve of the bloody Battle of the Somme, a group of English officers having a last drink before returning to the Front make a promise to each other: if they survive the battle ahead--and make it through the war--they will meet in Paris a year after the fighting ends. They will celebrate their good fortune by racing motorcars they beg, borrow, or own from Paris to Nice. In November 1919, the officers all meet as planned, and though their motorcars are not designed for racing, they set out for Nice. But a serious mishap mars the reunion. In the mountains just north of their destination, two vehicles are nearly run off the road, and one man is badly injured. No one knows--or will admit to knowing--which driver was at the wheel of the rogue motorcar. Back in England one year later, during a heavy rainstorm, a driver loses control on a twisting road and is killed in the crash. Was it an accident due to the hazardous conditions? Or premeditated murder? Is the crash connected in some way to the unfortunate events in the mountains above Nice the year before? The dead driver wasn't in France--although the motorcar he drove was. If it was foul play, was it a case of mistaken identity? Or was the dead man the intended victim after all? Investigating this perplexing case, Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge discovers that the truth is elusive--and that the villages on the South Downs, where the accident happened, are adept at keeping secrets, frustrating his search. Determined to remain in the shadows this faceless killer is willing to strike again to stop Rutledge from finding him. This time, the victim he chooses is a child, and it will take all of Rutledge's skill to stop him before an innocent young life is sacrificed"--

A gentleman in Moscow [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Towles, Amor
Publisher Books on Tape ; Random House Audio, [2016] ℗2016
Unabridged.
14 audio discs (18 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD Audiobook Towles, Amor
Summary "When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him a doorway into a much larger world of emotional discovery. Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count's endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose"--

Women who work [CD sound recording] : rewriting the rules for success

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Trump, Ivanka, 1981-
Publisher Books on Tape : Penguin Random House Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (8.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD Audiobook 650.1082 TRU
Summary Ivanka Trump shares insights about identifying opportunities, shifting careers smoothly, negotiating, leading teams, starting companies, managing work and family, and helping change the system to make it better for women--now and in the future.

Iron ambition [CD sound recording] : my life with Cus D'Amato

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Tyson, Mike, 1966-
Publisher Penguin Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
16 audio discs (approximately 19 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) 796.83092 TYS
Summary From the former heavyweight champion and New York Times bestselling memoirist, an intimate and revealing look at the life and leadership lessons of Cus D'Amato, the legendary boxing trainer and Mike Tyson's surrogate father.

Bitter harvest [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Tyson, Wendy,
Publisher Dreamscape Media, LLC, [2017]
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (approximately 8 hours, 36 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC TYSON
Summary Megan Sawyer, attorney turned organic farmer, is still digging through small-town secrets to catch a killer in the second book of the Greenhouse Mysteries.

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