New Books on CD

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"--

Murder has nine lives [CD sound recording] : a Jaine Austen mystery

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 19:36
by Levine, Laura, 1943-
Publisher Dreamscape Media, LLC, [2016]
Unabridged.
6 audio discs (approximately 392 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD M LEV
Summary The future is looking bright for freelance writer Jaine Austen. She's signed up for a new job, she's looking forward to a tropical vacation, and her cat Prozac is slated to star in a major commercial. But when the claws come out behind the scenes, Jaine worries that murder might be the only thing to meow about. . . .

Darktown [CD sound recording] : a novel

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 19:36
by Mullen, Thomas,
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio, [2016] ℗2016
Unabridged.
10 audio discs (12 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F MUL
Summary "Responding to orders from on high, the Atlanta Police Department is forced to hire its first black officers, including war veterans Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith. The newly minted policemen are met with deep hostility by their white peers: they aren't allowed to arrest white suspects, drive squad cars, or set foot in the police headquarters. When a black woman who was last seen in a car driven by a white man turns up dead, Boggs and Smith suspect white cops are behind it. Their investigation sets them up against a brutal cop, Dunlow, who has long run the neighborhood as his own, and his partner, Rakestraw, a young progressive who may or may not be willing to make allies across color lines"--Amazon.com.

Echoes in death [CD sound recording]

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 19:36
by Robb, J. D., 1950-
Publisher Brilliance Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
11 audio discs (approximately 13 hours, 50 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F ROB
Summary "After a party in New York, Lieutenant Eve Dallas rides home with her billionaire husband, Roarke, happy to be done with cocktails and small talk. After another party, not far away, a woman retires to her bedroom with her husband--and walks into a brutal nightmare. Their paths are about to collide ... When the young woman--dazed, naked, and bloody--wanders in front of their car, Roarke slams on the brakes just in time, and Eve, still in glittering gown and heels, springs into action. It's been a long night for the tired homicide cop, and it's far from over. Daphne Strazza is rushed to the ER, but it's too late for Dr. Anthony Strazza. A brilliant orthopedic surgeon, he now lies dead amid the wreckage of his obsessively organized town house, his three safes opened and emptied. Daphne would be a valuable witness, but in her terror and shock the only description of the perp she can offer is repeatedly calling him "the devil" ... While it emerges that Dr. Strazza was cold, controlling, and widely disliked--and that he treated Daphne like a trophy wife--this is one case where the evidence doesn't point to the spouse as the first suspect. So Eve and her team must get started on the legwork, interviewing everyone from dinner-party guests to professional colleagues to caterers, in a desperate race to answer some crucial questions: What does the devil look like? And where will he show up next?"--

Shattered [CD sound recording] : inside Hillary Clinton's doomed campaign

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 19:31
by Allen, Jonathan (Jonathan J. M.),
Publisher Random House Audio, [2017] ℗2017
Unabridged.
14 audio discs (17 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 324.973 ALL
Summary It was never supposed to be this close. And of course she was supposed to win. How Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to Donald Trump is the tragic story of a sure thing gone off the rails. For every Comey revelation or hindsight acknowledgment about the electorate, no explanation of defeat can begin with anything other than the core problem of Hillary's campaign; the candidate herself. Through deep access to insiders from the top to the bottom of the campaign, political writers Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes have reconstructed the key decisions and unseized opportunities, the well-intentioned misfires and the hidden thorns that turned a winnable contest into a devastating loss.

Arnie [CD sound recording]: the life of Arnold Palmer

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 19:31
by Callahan, Tom,
Publisher Blackstone Audio HarperCollins, [2017]
Unabridged
7 audio discs (8 3/4 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD B PALMER
Summary The winner of more than ninety golf championships, Arnold Palmer was a legend in twentieth-century sports. Tom Callahan knew Palmer well for many years, and now he pays tribute to this golfing icon.

Verbal Advantage Success Edition, Sections 1-5. [CD sound recording]

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 19:31
by Elster, Charles Harrington.
Publisher Blackstone Audio Brilliance Audio, [2016]
Unabridged
9 audio discs (11 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 428.1 ELS
Summary People Judge You By the Words You Use. Every day, people judge you by the words you use. Rightly or wrongly, they make assumptions about your intelligence, education, and capabilities. Nothing makes a better impression than a solid mastery of the English language. Studies over many decades have proven that individuals who take the time to enhance vocabulary skills find a direct link to career advancement and better earnings. Strong communication skills also determine your social success. Join the Top 5 Percent When you enhance your vocabulary skills with the Verbal Advantage Success Edition, you will be speaking with the vocabulary power of the top 5 percent of all adults - the most successful, highest-earning people. This extraordinary audio vocabulary course will help you avoid common errors in pronunciation, spelling, grammar, and usage. Every key word is defined, spelled out, carefully pronounced, and used in a sentence. You will never be caught in a blunder again. Verbal Advantage Success Edition will help you to: Become more articulate and colorful when speaking Gain an excellent command of the English language Be more competitive in your career Get an edge over others More than 250,000 people have already benefited from Verbal Advantage Success Edition. Many Fortune 500 companies, ranging from Aetna to Microsoft and Xerox, have purchased the program. Wouldn't you like to command a vocabulary so rich, so dynamic, that people will be absolutely riveted by every word you speak, every phrase you write? Listen to Verbal Advantage Success Edition in the privacy of your own home or car, and, in just one month, add thousands of new words to your vocabulary!

Verbal Advantage Advanced Edition, Sections 6-10. [CD sound recording]

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 19:31
by Elster, Charles Harrington.
Publisher Blackstone Audio Brilliance Audio, [2016]
Unabridged
10 audio discs (12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 428.1 ELS
Summary People Judge You By the Words You Use. Every day, people judge you by the words you use. Rightly or wrongly, they make assumptions about your intelligence, education, and capabilities. Nothing makes a better impression than a solid mastery of the English language. Studies over many decades have proven that individuals who take the time to enhance vocabulary skills find a direct link to career advancement and better earnings. Strong communication skills also determine your social success. Join the Top 5 Percent When you enhance your vocabulary skills with the Verbal Advantage Advanced Edition, you will be speaking with the vocabulary power of the top 5 percent of all adults - the most successful, highest-earning people. This extraordinary audio vocabulary course will help you avoid common errors in pronunciation, spelling, grammar, and usage. Every key word is defined, spelled out, carefully pronounced, and used in a sentence. You will never be caught in a blunder again. Verbal Advantage Advanced Edition will help you to: Become more articulate and colorful when speaking Gain an excellent command of the English language Be more competitive in your career Get an edge over others More than 250,000 people have already benefited from Verbal Advantage Advanced Edition. Many Fortune 500 companies, ranging from Aetna to Microsoft and Xerox, have purchased the program. Wouldn't you like to command a vocabulary so rich, so dynamic, that people will be absolutely riveted by every word you speak, every phrase you write? Listen to Verbal Advantage Advanced Edition in the privacy of your own home or car and, in just one month, add thousands of new words to your vocabulary!

The sunshine sisters [CD sound recording]

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 19:31
by Green, Jane, 1968-
Publisher Books on Tape ; Penguin Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
10 audio discs (approximately 12 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F GRE
Summary "The New York Times bestselling author of Falling presents a warm, wise, and wonderfully vivid novel about a mother who asks her three estranged daughters to come home to help her end her life. Ronni Sunshine left London for Hollywood to become a beautiful, charismatic star of the silver screen. But at home, she was a narcissistic, disinterested mother who alienated her three daughters. As soon as possible, tomboy Nell fled her mother's overbearing presence to work on a farm and find her own way in the world as a single mother. The target of her mother's criticism, Meredith never felt good enough, thin enough, pretty enough. Her life took her to London--and into the arms of a man whom she may not even love. And Lizzy, the youngest, more like Ronni than any of them, seemed to have it easy, using her drive and ambition to build a culinary career to rival her mother's fame, while her marriage crumbled around her. But now the Sunshine sisters are together again, called home by Ronni, who has learned that she has a serious disease and needs her daughters to fulfill her final wishes. And though Nell, Meredith, and Lizzy have never been close, their mother's illness draws them together to confront the old jealousies and secret fears that have threatened to tear these sisters apart. As they face the loss of their mother, they will discover if blood might be thicker than water after all."--

Camino Island [CD sound recording]

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 19:31
by Grisham, John,
Publisher Random House Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (approximately 9 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F GRI
Summary Bruce Cable owns a popular bookstore in the sleepy resort town of Santa Rosa on Camino Island in Florida. He makes his real money, though, as a prominent dealer in rare books. Very few people know that he occasionally dabbles in the black market of stolen books and manuscripts. Mercer Mann is a young novelist with a severe case of writer's block who has recently been laid off from her teaching position. She is approached by an elegant, mysterious woman working for an even more mysterious company. A generous offer of money convinces Mercer to go undercover and infiltrate Bruce Cable's circle of literary friends, ideally getting close enough to him to learn his secrets. But eventually Mercer learns far too much.

Into the water [CD sound recording] : a novel

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 19:31
by Hawkins, Paula,
Publisher Penguin Audio, [2017] ℗2017
Abridged.
6 audio discs (7 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F HAW
Summary A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged. Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother's sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from, a place to which she vowed she'd never return.

The dog merchants [CD sound recording] : inside the big business of breeders, pet stores, and rescuers

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 19:31
by Kavin, Kim
Publisher Blackstone Audio, Inc., [2016] ℗2016
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (10 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 636.7 KAV
Summary "In what promises to become an Omnivore's Dilemma for dog lovers -- breed devotees and adoption advocates alike -- 'The Dog Merchants' is the first book to explain the complex and often surprisingly similar business practices that extend from the American Kennel Club to local shelters, from Westminster champions to dog auctions. Without judging dog lovers of any stripe, 'The Dog Merchants' makes it clear that money spent among these dog merchants has real-world effects on people and canines. Kavin reveals how dog merchants create markets for dogs, often in defiance of the usual rules of supply and demand. She takes an investigative approach and meets breeders and rescuers at all levels, shedding much-needed light on an industry that most people don't even realize is an industry. Kavin's goal is to advance the conversation about how all dogs are treated, from puppy mills to high-kill shelters. She shows that a great deal can be improved by understanding the business practices behind selling dogs of all kinds. Instead of pitting rescue and purebred people against each other, 'The Dog Merchants' shows how all dog lovers can come together, with one voice as consumers, on behalf of all our beloved companions." --Container.

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