New Books on CD

The glass castle [CD sound recording]: a memoir

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Walls, Jeannette,
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio, 2017.
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (10 1/2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD B WALLS
Summary Jeannette Walls, the former gossip columnist for MSNBC.com, chronicles her childhood, focusing primarily on the complicated relationships within her dysfunctional family. Raised by nomadic and idealist parents who eventually settled in a downtrodden West Virginia mining town, Jeannette's childhood was a rollercoaster ride. As her parents ran out of money, Jeannette and her siblings were forced to fend for themselves. Deeply hurt by her parents' betrayal, she became determined to be successful.

Orphans of the carnival [CD sound recording]: a novel

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 12:05
by Birch, Carol, 1951-
Publisher HighBridge Audio, 2016.
Unabridged.
11 audio discs (13 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F BIR
Summary London had the best freaks, always had. The Egyptian Hall, the Promenade of Wonders, the Siamese twins, pinheads, midgets, cannibals, giants, living skeletons, the fat, the hairy, the legless, the armless, the noseless, London had seen it all. In the Hall of Ugliness the competition was stiff. But no one had ever seen anything quite like Julia . . . Pronounced by the most eminent physician of the day to be "a true hybrid wherein the nature of woman presides over that of the brute," Julia Pastrana stood apart from the other carnival acts. She was fluent in English, French and Spanish, an accomplished musician with an exquisite singing voice, equally at ease riding horseback and turning pirouettes--but all anyone noticed was her utterly unusual face. Alternately vilified and celebrated, Julia toured through New Orleans, New York, London, Berlin, Vienna, and Moscow, often hobknobbing with high society as she made her fame and fortune. Beneath the flashy lights and thunderous applause lies a bright, compassionate young woman who only wants people to see beyond her hairy visage--and perhaps, the chance for love. When Julia visits a mysterious shaman in the back alleys of New Orleans, he gives her a potion and says that she'll find a man within the year. Sure enough, Julia soon meets Theodore Lent, a boyishly charming showman who catapults Julia onto the global stage. As they travel the world, the two fall into an easy intimacy, but the question of whether Theo truly cares for Julia or if his management is just a gentler form of exploitation lingers heavily with every kind word and soft embrace.

George Lucas [CD sound recording] : a life

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 12:05
by Jones, Brian Jay,
Publisher Hachette Audio, [2016]
Unabridged.
15 audio discs (1110 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD B LUCAS
Summary "The best-selling author of Jim Henson: The Biography traces the story of the man behind such blockbuster franchises as Star Wars and Indiana Jones, offering insight into the challenges he overcame and his influential legacy,"--NoveList.

My life, my love, my legacy [CD sound recording]

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 12:05
by King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006
Publisher Macmillan Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
12 audio discs (14.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD B KING
Summary "The life story of Coretta Scott King--wife of Martin Luther King Jr., founder of the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, and singular twentieth-century American civil rights activist--as told fully for the first time, toward the end of her life, to one of her closest friends. Born in 1927 to daringly enterprising black parents in the Deep South, Coretta Scott had always felt called to a special purpose. One of the first black scholarship students recruited to Antioch College, a committed pacifist, and a civil rights activist, she was an avowed feminist--a graduate student determined to pursue her own career--when she met Martin Luther King Jr., a Baptist minister insistent that his wife stay home with the children. But in love and devoted to shared Christian beliefs and racial justice goals, she married King, and events promptly thrust her into a maelstrom of history throughout which she was a strategic partner, a standard bearer, a marcher, a negotiator, and a crucial fundraiser in support of world-changing achievements. As a widow and single mother of four, while butting heads with the all-male African American leadership of the times, she championed gay rights and AIDS awareness, founded the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, lobbied for fifteen years to help pass a bill establishing the US national holiday in honor of her slain husband, and was a powerful international presence, serving as a UN ambassador and playing a key role in Nelson Mandela's election. Coretta's is a love story, a family saga, and the memoir of an independent-minded black woman in twentieth-century America, a brave leader who stood committed, proud, forgiving, nonviolent, and hopeful in the face of terrorism and violent hatred every single day of her life"--Provided by publisher.

Fatal [CD sound recording]: a novel

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 12:05
by Lescroart, John T.,
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio, 2017.
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (approximately 10 hrs.) : digital, 1.4 m/s, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F LES
Summary "From New York Times bestselling author John Lescroart, a riveting standalone novel about the unexpected, shattering, and lethal consequences of a one-night stand on a seemingly happily married couple. Kate loves her life. At forty-four, she's happily married to her kind husband, Ron, blessed with two wonderful children, and has a beautiful home in San Francisco. Everything changes, however, when she and Ron attend a dinner party and meet another couple, Peter and Jill. Kate and Peter only exchange a few pleasant words but that night, in bed with her husband, Kate is suddenly overcome with a burning desire for Peter. What begins as an innocent crush soon develops into a dangerous obsession and Kate's fixation on Peter results in one intense, passionate encounter between the two. Confident that her life can now go back to normal, Kate never considers that Peter may not be so willing to move on. Not long after their affair, a masked man barges into the cafe Kate is sitting in with her best friend, firing an assault weapon indiscriminately into the crowd. This tragedy is the first in a series of horrifying events that will show Kate just how grave the consequences of one mistake can be. An explosive story of infidelity, danger, and moral ambiguity"--

Never never [CD sound recording]

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 12:05
by Patterson, James, 1947-
Publisher Hachette Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (8 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F PAT
Summary Detective Harriet Blue of the Sydney Police Department prides herself on an uncanny ability to catch the most deviant of criminals. So when her brother is charged with a brutal string of murders, it rocks her world. Shocked, in denial, and facing uncomfortable questions about how much she knew, Harry is transferred to avoid the media circus. Investigating the disappearance of a worker in an isolated mine deep inside the desolate Australian outback--the Never Never--she uncovers an insular society that has sprung up around the mine. It's a world full of easy money, plenty of immoral ways to spend it, and no shortage of suspects. Still reeling from her investigative failures back home, Harry must get to the bottom of the mine's mysteries before she vanishes into the wilds of the Never Never for good.

Home [CD sound recording]

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 21:01
by Coben, Harlan, 1962-
Publisher Brilliance Audio, [2016]
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (approximately 9 hours, 5 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD M COB
Summary "A decade ago, kidnappers grabbed two boys from wealthy families and demanded ransom, then went silent. No trace of the boys ever surfaced. For ten years their families have been left with nothing but painful memories and a quiet desperation for the day that has finally, miraculously arrived: Myron Bolitar and his friend Win believe they have located one of the boys, now a teenager. Where has he been for ten years, and what does he know about the day, more than half a life ago, when he was taken? And most critically: what can he tell Myron and Win about the fate of his missing friend? Drawing on his singular talent, Harlan Coben delivers an explosive and deeply moving thriller about friendship, family, and the meaning of home"--

Richard Nixon [CD sound recording] : a life

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 08:59
by Farrell, John A. (John Aloysius),
Publisher Random House Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
23 audio discs (29 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD B NIXON
Summary Traces Nixon's early political ambitions in his post-military years, his achievements as a senator and vice-president, and his forward-thinking ideas in health care, poverty, civil rights, the environment, and foreign affairs.

An Uncommon Protector. [CD sound recording]

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 08:59
by Gray, Shelley Shepard.
Publisher HarperCollins Christian, [2017]
Unabridged
7 audio discs (8 hr., 3 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F GRA
Summary Overwhelmed by the responsibilities of running a ranch on her own, Laurel Tracey decides to hire a convict--a man who's just scary enough to take care of squatters and just desperate enough to agree to a one year post.The years following the war have been hard on Laurel Tracey. Both her brother and her father died in battle, and her mother passed away shortly after receiving word of their demise. Laurel has been trying to run her two hundred acre ranch as best she can.When she discovers that squatters have settled in her north pasture and have no intention of leaving, Laurel decides to use the last of her money to free a prisoner from the local jail. If she agrees to offer him room and board for one year, he will have to work for her to pay off his debt.Former soldier Thomas Baker knows he's in trouble when he finds himself jailed because he couldn't pay a few fines. Laurel's offer might be his only ticket out. Though she's everything he ever dreamed of in a woman--sweet and tender-hearted, yet strong--he's determined to remain detached, work hard on her behalf, and count the days until he's free again.But when cattle start dying and the squatters damage a barn, Thomas realizes more than just his freedom is on the line. Laurel needs someone to believe in her and protect her property. And it isn't long before Laurel realizes that Thomas Baker is far more than just a former soldier. He's a trustworthy hero who's survived a terrible past. He needs more than just his freedom, he needs her love and care too.

The girl who knew too much [CD sound recording]

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 08:59
by Quick, Amanda.
Publisher Recorded Books, 2017.
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (10.25 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD ROM QUI
Summary When Hollywood moguls and stars want privacy, they head to an idyllic small town on the coast, where the exclusive Burning Cove Hotel caters to their every need. It's where reporter Irene Glasson finds herself staring down at a beautiful actress at the bottom of a pool. The dead woman had a red-hot secret about up-and-coming leading man Nick Tremayne, a scoop that Irene couldn't resist, especially since she's just a rookie at a third-rate gossip rag. But now Irene's investigation into the drowning threatens to tear down the wall of illusion that is so deftly built around the famous actor, and there are powerful men willing to do anything to protect their investment. Seeking the truth, Irene finds herself drawn to a master of deception. Oliver Ward was once a world-famous magician, until he was mysteriously injured during his last performance. Now the owner of the Burning Cove Hotel, he can't let scandal threaten his livelihood, even if it means trusting Irene, a woman who seems to have appeared in Los Angeles out of nowhere four months ago. With Oliver's help, Irene soon learns that the glamorous paradise of Burning Cove hides dark and dangerous secrets. And that the past, always just out of sight could drag them both under.

Reality is not what it seems [CD sound recording] : the journey to quantum gravity

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 08:59
by Rovelli, Carlo, 1956-
Publisher Penguin Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
5 audio discs (approximately 6 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 530.14 ROV
Summary Traces how the human image of the world has changed throughout history, demonstrating the evolution of the idea of reality while touching on subjects ranging from the Higgs boson to quantum gravity.

The sleepwalker [CD sound recording] : a novel

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 20:52
by Bohjalian, Chris, 1962-
Publisher Random House Audio : Books on Tape, [2017] ©2017
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (9 1/2 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F BOH
Summary When a sleepwalker who has experienced episodes of near violence while unconscious goes missing, her eldest daughter, Lianna, finds herself drawn to a lead detective who seems to know more than he is revealing.

Below the belt [CD sound recording]

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 20:52
by Woods, Stuart,
Publisher Books on Tape ; Penguin Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (8 hr., 7 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F WOO
Summary "Newly ensconced in his Santa Fe abode with a lovely female companion, Stone Barrington receives a call from an old friend requesting a delicate favor. A situation has arisen that could escalate into an explosive quagmire, and only someone with Stone's stealth and subtlety can contain the damage. At the center of these events is an impressive gentleman whose star is on the rise, and who'd like to get Stone in his corner. He's charming and ambitious and has friends in high places; the kind of man who seems to be a sure bet. But in the fickle circles of power, fortunes rise and fall on the turn of a dime, and it may turn out that Stone holds the key not just to one man's fate, but to the fate of the nation"--Amazon.com

Against all odds [CD sound recording] : a novel

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 08:47
by Steel, Danielle,
Publisher Recorded Books, ℗2017.
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (9 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F STE
Summary Taking chances is part of life, but when you bet your future against the odds, it's a high-risk game. Kate Madison's stylish resale shop has been a big SoHo success, supporting her and her four kids since her husband's untimely death. Now they are grown and ready to forge lives of their own. And they all choose to play against the odds, to their mother's dismay. Isabelle, a dedicated attorney, is in line to make partner at her Wall Street firm when she falls for a client she represents in a criminal case. She tells herself she can make a life with him, but can she? Julie, a young designer, meets a man who seems too good to be true and falls under his spell. She marries him quickly, gives up her job, and moves to Los Angeles to be at his side but is all what it seems? Justin is a struggling writer who pushes for children with his partner before they're financially or emotionally ready. Will the strain on the relationship take too high a toll? And Willie, the youngest, a tech expert, makes a choice that shocks them all, with a woman twelve years older. Kate, loving, supportive, and outspoken, can't keep her children from playing against the odds. Can the odds be beaten? Not often, as her children have to learn for themselves. For Kate, the hardest lesson will be that she can't protect the children she loves from the choices they make, but can only love them as they make them.

Tom Clancy True faith and allegiance [CD sound recording]

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 02:46
by Greaney, Mark,
Publisher Books on Tape ; Random House Audio, [2016]
Unabridged.
16 audio discs (19 hr., 38 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F CLA
Summary It begins with a family dinner in Princeton, New Jersey. After months at sea, U.S. Navy Commander Scott Hagan, captain of the USS James Greer, is on leave when he is attacked by an armed man in a crowded restaurant. Hagan is shot, but he manages to fight off the attacker. Though severely wounded, the gunman reveals he is a Russian whose brother was killed when his submarine was destroyed by Commander Hagan's ship. Hagan demands to know how the would-be assassin knew his exact location, but the man dies before he says more. As more deadly events involving American military and intelligence personnel follow, all over the globe, it becomes clear that there has been some kind of massive information breach and that a wide array of America's most dangerous enemies have made a weapon of the stolen data. With U.S. intelligence agencies potentially compromised, it's up to John Clark and the rest of The Campus to track the leak to its source.

The chemist [CD sound recording]

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 02:46
by Meyer, Stephenie, 1973-
Publisher Blackstone Audio : Hachette Book Group, [2016]
Unabridged
16 audio discs (17 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F MEY
Summary "An ex-agent on the run from her former employers must take one more case to clear her name and save her life. She used to work for the U.S. government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning. Now, she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They've killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon. When her former handler offers her a way out, she realizes it's her only chance to erase the giant target on her back. But it means taking one last job for her ex-employers. To her horror, the information she acquires only makes her situation more dangerous. Resolving to meet the threat head on, she prepares for the toughest fight of her life, but finds herself falling for a man who can only complicate her likelihood of survival. As she sees her choices being rapidly whittled down, she must apply her unique talents in ways she never dreamed of"--Amazon.com

The mistress [CD sound recording] : a novel

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 02:46
by Steel, Danielle,
Publisher Brilliance Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
6 audio discs (approximately 7 hours, 40 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F STE
Summary "A dazzling contemporary novel that interweaves the lives of a Russian mistress and the young French painter who falls in love with her. Set in the South of France, London, and Paris, a gorgeous, innocent mistress of a Russian oligarch gradually finds independence via her own efforts and through her friendship with the artist son of a world-renowned painter and his devoted muse/now restaurateur mother, reminiscent of Picasso and La Colombe D'or in St-Paul-de-Vence. A glamorous, elegant story that will resonate with Steel's audience, with an element of intrigue that will keep readers turning the pages"--

Red Platoon [CD sound recording] : a true story of American valor

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 17:40
by Romesha, Clinton.
Publisher Books on Tape, [2016]
Unabridged.
10 sound discs (12 hr., 28 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 958.1047 ROM
Summary An account of the horrendous October 2009 attack on the American Combat Outpost Keating in Afghanistan, told in a frank, engaging vernacular by the staff sergeant and Medal of Honor winner. Romesha ably captures the daily dangers faced by these courageous American soldiers in Afghanistan.--

Nevertheless [CD sound recording] : a memoir

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 08:39
by Baldwin, Alec, 1958-
Publisher Harper Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (approximately 8 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD B BALDWIN
Summary Over the past three decades, Alec Baldwin has established himself as one of Hollywood's most gifted, hilarious, and controversial leading men. From his work in popular movies, including Beetlejuice, Working Girl, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Cooler, and Martin Scorsese's The Departed to his role as Jack Donaghy on Tina Fey's irreverent series 30 Rock, for which he won two Emmys, three Golden Globes, and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards, and as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, he's both a household name and a deeply respected actor.

Any day now [CD sound recording]

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 08:39
by Carr, Robyn,
Publisher Recorded Books, [2017] ℗2017
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (9.5 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD ROM CAR
Summary For Sierra Jones, Sullivan's Crossing is meant to be a brief stopover. She's put her troubled past behind her but the path forward isn't yet clear. A visit with her big brother Cal and his new bride, Maggie, seems to be the best option to help her get back on her feet. Not wanting to burden or depend on anyone, Sierra is surprised to find the Crossing offers so much more than a place to rest her head. Cal and Maggie welcome her into their busy lives and she quickly finds herself bonding with Sully, the quirky campground owner who is the father figure she's always wanted. But when her past catches up with her, it's a special man and an adorable puppy who give her the strength to face the truth and fight for a brighter future. In Sullivan's Crossing Sierra learns to cherish the family you are given and the family you choose.

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