New Books on CD

The guests on South Battery [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by White, Karen (Karen S.),
Publisher Recorded Books, [2017] ©2017
Unabridged.
11 audio discs (13 hr., 15 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO CD F WHITE, K.
Summary "New York Times bestselling author Karen White invites you to explore the brick-walked streets of Charleston, where historic mansions house the memories of years gone by and restless spirits refuse to fade away.... With her extended maternity leave at its end, Melanie Trenholm is less than thrilled to leave her new husband and beautiful twins to return to work, especially when she's awakened by a phone call with no voice on the other end--and the uneasy feeling that the ghostly apparitions that have stayed silent for more than a year are about to invade her life once more. But her return to the realty office goes better than she could have hoped, with a new client eager to sell the home she recently inherited on South Battery. Most would treasure living in one of the grandest old homes in the famous historic district of Charleston, but Jayne Smith would rather sell it as soon as possible, guaranteeing Melanie a quick commission. Despite her stroke of luck, Melanie can't deny that spirits--both malevolent and benign--have started to appear to her again. One is shrouded from sight, appearing whenever Jayne is near. Another arrives when an old cistern is discovered in her backyard on Tradd Street. Melanie knows nothing good can come from unearthing the past. But some secrets refuse to stay buried..."--

The night the lights went out [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by White, Karen (Karen S.),
Publisher Penguin Audio : Books on Tape, [2017] ©2017
Unabridged.
13 audio discs (15 1/2 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) FIC WHITE, KAREN
Summary "After a newly divorced mother of two moves to an affluent Atlanta suburb with her children, she becomes involved in the secrets and scandals lurking behind the façades of the seemingly perfect families who live there ... secrets that someone would kill to keep hidden"--

Jimmy Buffett [CD sound recording] : a good life all the way

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by White, Ryan (Journalist),
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (approximately 660 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CDBOOK BIO BUFFETT, JIMMY
Summary From acclaimed music critic Ryan White comes the real story behind the legendary beach bum, rock star, and billionaire musician who has enchanted audiences of Parrotheads for over four decades with his tropical fantasy world of Margaritaville.

Finding the lost art of empathy [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Wilde, Tracy,
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
4 audio discs (approximately 270 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CDBOOK 241.4 WIL
Summary Tracy Wilde, rising celebrity pastor who helped launch the LA Bible Study in Hollywood, reflects on the absence of empathy in today's world and shares how Christians can renew their compassion to help unify not only the church, but society as well.

Cocoa Beach [CD sound recording] : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Williams, Beatriz,
Publisher HarperCollins, [2017]
Unabridged.
11 audio discs (14 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) FIC WILLIAMS, BEATRIZ
Summary Burdened by a dark family secret, Virginia Fortescue flees her oppressive home in New York City for the battlefields of World War I France. Driving an ambulance for the Red Cross, she meets a charismatic British army surgeon whose persistent charm opens her heart to the possibility of love. As the war rages, Virginia falls into a passionate affair with the dashing Captain Simon Fitzwilliam, only to discover that his past has its own dark secrets that will damage their eventual marriage and propel her back across the Atlantic to the sister and father she'd left behind.

When the English fall [CD sound recording] : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Williams, David (David Gerald), 1969-
Publisher HighBridge Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
5 audio discs (5.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) FIC WILLIAMS, DAVID
Summary When a catastrophic solar storm brings about the collapse of modern civilization, an Amish community in Pennsylvania is caught up in the devastating aftermath. Once-bright skies are now dark. Planes have plummeted to the ground. The systems of modern life have crumbled. With their stocked larders and stores of supplies, the Amish are unaffected at first. But as the English, the Amish name for all non-Amish people, become more and more desperate, they begin to invade Amish farms, taking whatever they want and unleashing unthinkable violence on the peaceable community.

The clockwork dynasty [CD sound recording] : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Wilson, Daniel H. (Daniel Howard), 1978-
Publisher Books on Tape, 2017.
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (approximately 10 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC WILSON
Summary "An epic, ingenious new thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of Robopocalypse, The Clockwork Dynasty weaves a riveting path through history and a race of human-like machines that have been hiding among us for untold centuries. In the rugged landscape of eastern Oregon, a young scientist named June uncovers an exquisite artifact--a three-hundred-year-old mechanical doll whose existence seems to validate her obsession with a harrowing story she was told by her grandfather many years earlier. The mechanical doll, June believes, is proof of a living race of automatons that walk undetected among us to this day. Ingeniously hidden inside the ancient doll is a lost message, addressed to the court of Peter the Great, Czar of Russia. Russia, 1725: Peter and Elena, two human-like mechanical beings, are brought to life under the watchful guise of Peter the Great. Their struggle to serve in the court of the czar while blending in, and to survive amid those who fear and wish to annihilate them, will take Peter and Elena across Russia, Europe, and, ultimately, across the centuries to modern day"--

Two good dogs [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Wilson, Susan, 1951-
Publisher Macmillan Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (approximately 11 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC WILSON
Summary "When Cody, a troubled fourteen-year-old, witnesses a murder, she tells no one. But it begins a spiral for her from which she cannot escape. Her worried mother Skye thinks a change of scene is just what her introverted, withdrawn daughter needs and since her dream has always been to own an inn, she jumps at the chance to buy a dilapidated bed & breakfast in the Berkshires. But being an innkeeper is harder than it seems and Cody still seems to fall in with the wrong crowd. When Adam March arrives as the inn's only guest, he is accompanied by his rescued pit bull, Chance, a dog who has saved Adam in more ways than one. Cody and Chance begin a wary bond and soon, Adam finds another rescue who needs the kind of attention he gave Chance years ago. With Adam and Skye beginning a tentative relationship and Chance showing Cody how to trust again, this new-found family seems to be on the brink of second chances. But soon, a murderer is closing in--someone hiding in plain sight, and threatening everything and everyone--even Cody's life"--

About that man [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Woods, Sherryl,
Publisher Brilliance Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (approximately 11 hours, 3 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC WOODS
Summary How could the sensible daughter of Trinity Harbor's self-proclaimed patriarch have taken in the boy caught hot wiring her car? Whether the boy is a modern day Huck Finn or not, Trinity Harbor is in an uproar. But for Daisy Spencer, guiding the orphaned ten year old is easy, an escape from her own tragic past. She can ignore the town's naysaying. The only real obstacle is the boy's uncle, Walker Ames, a tough DC cop who sees his unexpected nephew as his last chance at redemption. Soon he's commuting to the charming fishbowl of a town, where everyone assumes he's seduced Daisy, their best Sunday-school teacher. But to Walker, Daisy is a disconcerting mix of charming innocence and smart-mouthed excitement in a town that's not as sleepy as it looks.

Why Buddhism is true [CD sound recording] : the science and philosophy of meditation and enlightenment

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Wright, Robert, 1957-
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio, [2017] ℗2017
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (approximately 10 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK 294.342 WRI
Summary Author Robert Wright shows how Buddhist meditative practice can loosen the grip of anxiety, regret, and hatred, and deepen your appreciation of beauty and other people.

Stasi child [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Young, David, 1958-
Publisher Recorded Books, [2017]. ℗2016
Unabridged.
11 audio discs (approximately 13 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC YOUNG
Summary "1975: When Oberleutnant Karin Muller is called to investigate a teenage girl's body at the foot of the Berlin Wall, she imagines she's seen it all before. But she soon realizes that this is a death like no other before it - the girl was evidently trying to escape from West Berlin. As a member of the People's Police, Muller's power in East Germany only stretches so far. The Ministry for State Security, the Stasi, assures her the case is closed, all they need to know is the girl's name. Yet they strongly discourage her from asking questions. The evidence doesn't add up, and it soon becomes clear the crime scene has been staged. But this regime does not tolerate curious minds, and it takes M

Star Wars. Thrawn [CD sound recording]

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Zahn, Timothy,
Publisher Random House Audio, [2017] ℗2017
Unabridged.
14 audio discs (17 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO CD SF STAR WARS
Summary Listeners will follow Thrawn's rise to power, uncovering the events that created one of the most iconic villains in Star Wars history.

The serpent king [CD sound recording] : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Zentner, Jeff,
Publisher Random House/Books on Tape/Listening Library, [2016]
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (approximately 9 hours, 8 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD (BK.) YA FIC ZENTNER, JEFF
Summary The son of a Pentecostal preacher faces his personal demons as he and his two outcast friends try to make it through their senior year of high school in rural Forrestville, Tennessee without letting the small-town culture destroy their creative spirits and sense of self.

Young Jane Young [CD sound recording] : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Zevin, Gabrielle,
Publisher HighBridge Audio, [2017].
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (approximately 8 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOOK CD ZEV
Summary "Young Jane Young's heroine is Aviva Grossman, an ambitious Congressional intern in Florida who makes the life-changing mistake of having an affair with her boss who is beloved, admired, successful, and very married and blogging about it. When the affair comes to light, the Congressman doesn't take the fall, but Aviva does, and her life is over before it hardly begins. She becomes a late night talk show punchline; she is slut shamed, labeled as fat and ugly, and considered a blight on politics in general. How does one go on after this? In Aviva's case, she sees no way out but to change her name and move to a remote town in Maine. She tries to start over as a wedding planner, to be smarter about her life, and to raise her daughter to be strong and confident. But when, at the urging of others, she decides to run for public office herself, that long ago mistake trails her via the Internet like a scarlet A. For in our age, Google guarantees that the past is never, ever, truly past, that everything you've done will live on for everyone to know about for all eternity. And it's only a matter of time until Aviva's daughter, Ruby, finds out who her mother was, and is, and must decide whether she can still respect her. Following three generations of women, plus the wife of the Congressman, Young Jane Young is a sympathetic, smart, funny, and very moving novel about what it means to be a woman of any age. Told in varying voices and emails and even a Choose Your Own Adventure section, it captures not just the mood of our recent highly charged political season, but also the double standards alive and well in every aspect of life for women"--

Letterman [CD sound recording] : the last giant of late night

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Zinoman, Jason,
Publisher Harper Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (9 3/4 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK 791.45028 ZIN
Summary In a career spanning more than thirty years, David Letterman redefined the modern talk show with an ironic comic style that transcended traditional television. While he remains one of the most famous stars in America, he is a remote, even reclusive, figure whose career is widely misunderstood. Here, Jason Zinoman, the first comedy critic in the history of the New York Times, mixes groundbreaking reporting with unprecedented access and probing critical analysis to explain the unique entertainer's titanic legacy. Moving from his early days in Indiana to his retirement, Zinoman goes behind the scenes of Letterman's television career to illuminate the origins of his revolutionary comedy, its overlooked influences, and how his work intersects with and reveals his famously eccentric personality.

Enemy of the state [CD sound recording] : a Mitch Rapp novel

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 04:42
by Mills, Kyle, 1966-
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio, [2017] ℗2017
Unabridged.
10 audio discs (11:33:22 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Audio CD
Call Number BOOK CD FLY
Summary After 9/11, the United States made one of the most secretive and dangerous deals in its history. The evidence against the powerful Saudis who coordinated the attack would be buried. In return, King Faisal would promise to keep the oil flowing and deal with the conspirators in his midst. When the king's own nephew is discovered funding ISIS, the US president suspects that the Saudis never intended to live up to their agreement. He decides that the royalty needs to be sent a message and that Mitch Rapp is just the man to deliver it. The catch? Rapp must do it entirely on his own.

Food can fix it : the superfood switch to fight fat, defy aging, and eat your way healthy

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 04:42
by Oz, Mehmet, 1960-
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
5 audio discs (approximately 6 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 613.2 MEH
Summary Improve life through diet with a friendly, non-punishing, and completely authoritative approach to harnessing the healing power of food from Dr. Mehmet Oz, America's #1 authority on health and well-being. What if one had an effortless way to improve one's mood, heal one's body, lose weight, and feel fantastic? What if a cure for everything from fatigue to stress to chronic pain lay at the fingertips?

Grit [CD sound recording] : the power of passion and perseverance

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 19:36
by Duckworth, Angela,
Publisher Audioworks, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, [2016] ℗2016
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (approximately 9 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 158.1 DUC
Summary "In this must-read book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, athletes, students, and business people--both seasoned and new--that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called "grit." Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, MacArthur "genius" Angela Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. Rather, other factors can be even more crucial such as identifying our passions and following through on our commitments. Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently bemoaned her lack of smarts, Duckworth describes her winding path through teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not "genius" but a special blend of passion and long-term perseverance. As a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Duckworth created her own "character lab" and set out to test her theory. Here, she takes readers into the field to visit teachers working in some of the toughest schools, cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she's learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers--from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to the cartoon editor of The New Yorker to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll. Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that--not talent or luck--makes all the difference"--

The princess diarist [CD sound recording]

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 19:36
by Fisher, Carrie
Publisher Penguin Audio : Books on Tape, [2016]
Unabridged.
4 audio discs (approximately 5 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 818.5403 FIS
Summary "When Carrie Fisher recently discovered the journals she had kept during the filming of the first Star Wars movie, she was astonished to see what they had preserved--plaintive love poems, unbridled musings with youthful naiveté, and a vulnerability that she barely recognized. Today her fame as an author, actress, and pop-culture icon is indisputable, but in 1976, Carrie Fisher was just a teenager with an all-consuming crush on her costar. With these excerpts from her handwritten notebooks, The Princess Diariest is Fisher's intimate and revealing recollection of what happened on one of the most famous film sets of all time--and what developed behind the scenes. Fisher also ponders the joys and insanity of celebrity as well as the absurdity of a life spawned by Hollywood royalty whose lofty status has ultimately been surpassed by her own outer-space royalty"--Provided by publisher.

My not so perfect life [CD sound recording] : a novel

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 19:36
by Kinsella, Sophie,
Publisher Books on Tape ; Random House Audio, [2017] ©2017
Unabridged.
10 audio discs (12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F KIN
Summary "When Katie Brenner is fired from her dream job in advertising in London, she's desperate to get away from her mad boss Demeter, and her crush, Alex, who she thought shared her feelings of adoration but didn't. Seeking refuge, she goes home to her father's farm in Somerset to help make her stepmother's dream of turning their land into a glamping retreat come true. Applying her savvy marketing smarts, Katie masterminds a glamorous upscale resort. But when Demeter shows up unnannounced, with Alex not far behind, Katie is forced to rethink her revenge fantasies and her assumptions about family, love, and office politics and realize how much she may have misjudged everyone--and everything--around her"--

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