New Books on CD

The road to character [CD sound recording]

4 hours 8 min ago
by Brooks, David, 1961-
Publisher Books on Tape, 2015.
Unabridged.
10 sound discs (12 hr., 16 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 179.9 BRO
Summary In his most eye-opening and deeply personal book yet, David Brooks tells the story of ten great lives that illustrate how character is developed, and how we can all strive to build rich inner lives, marked by humility and moral depth. In a society that emphasizes success and external achievement, The Road to Character is a book about inner worth.

41 [CD sound recording] : a portrait of my father

4 hours 8 min ago
by Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-
Publisher Random House Audio ; Books on Tape, [2014]
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (approximately 7 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD B BUSH
Summary George W. Bush covers the entire scope of the elder President Bush's life and career, including his service in the Pacific during World War II, his pioneering work in the Texas oil business, and his political rise as a Congressman, U.S. Representative to China and the United Nations, CIA Director, Vice President, and 41st President of the United States.

Host [CD sound recording]

4 hours 8 min ago
by Cook, Robin, 1940-
Publisher Books on Tape ; Penguin Audio, [2015]
Unabridged.
10 audio discs (approximately 12 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F COO
Summary Lynn Peirce, a fourth-year medical student at Mason-Dixon University, thinks she has her life figured out. But when her otherwise healthy boyfriend, Carl, enters the hospital for routine surgery, she doesn't know it's the last time she will see him whole again. Devastated by Carl's condition, Lynn searches for answers. Convinced there's more to the story than what the authorities are willing to reveal, Lynn uses all her resources at the university--including her initially reluctant lab partner--to hunt down evidence of medical error or malpractice. What she uncovers, however, is far more disturbing. Hospitals associated with the healthcare group, including Mason-Dixon Medical Center, have unnervingly high rates of unexplained anesthetic complications and patients contracting serious and terminal illness in the wake of routine admissions. When the two begin to receive death threats, they know they're into something bigger than either of them anticipated. They soon enter a desperate race against time for answers before shadowy forces can put a stop to their efforts once and for all.

The Mistletoe Inn [CD sound recording]

4 hours 8 min ago
by Evans, Richard Paul.
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio ; Distributed by Recorded Books, p2015.
Unabridged.
5 sound discs (6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F EVA
Summary Kimberly Rossetti has had her heart broken more times than she wants to remember. With two failed engagements, a divorce and again alone with no prospects, she hardly seems the type to dream of being a published romance author. She signs up for The Mistletoe Retreat, a nine-day writing retreat in Vermont. Famed romance writer, H.T. Cowell, once the best selling romance writer in America, and the author whose books instilled in her the desire to be a writer, will be speaking in public for the first time in more than a decade. In one of her breakout sessions Kimberly meets another aspiring writer, and one of the few men at the conference, Zeke, an intelligent man with a wry wit who seems as interested in Kimberly as he is in the retreat.

Being mortal [CD sound recording] : medicine and what matters in the end

4 hours 8 min ago
by Gawande, Atul,
Publisher Macmillan Audio, [2014]
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (approximately 9 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 362.175 GAW
Summary Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families of the terminally ill.

X [CD sound recording]

4 hours 8 min ago
by Grafton, Sue,
Publisher Books on Tape ; Random House Audio, [2015]
Unabridged.
11 audio discs (approximately 13 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD M GRA
Summary Sue Grafton's X: Perhaps her darkest and most chilling novel, it features a remorseless serial killer who leaves no trace of his crimes. Once again breaking the rules and establishing new paths, Grafton wastes little time identifying this sociopath. The test is whether Kinsey can prove her case against him before she becomes his next victim.

Rogue lawyer [CD sound recording)]

4 hours 8 min ago
by Grisham, John,
Publisher Books on Tape ; Random House Audio, [2015]
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (approximately 11 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F GRI
Summary "On the right side of the law. Sort of. Sebastian Rudd is not your typical street lawyer. He works out of a customized bulletproof van, complete with Wi-Fi, a bar, a small fridge, fine leather chairs, a hidden gun compartment, and a heavily armed driver. He has no firm, no partners, no associates, and only one employee, his driver, who's also his bodyguard, law clerk, confidant, and golf caddy. He lives alone in a small but extremely safe penthouse apartment, and his primary piece of furniture is a vintage pool table. He drinks small-batch bourbon and carries a gun. Sebastian defends people other lawyers won't go near: a drug-addled, tattooed kid rumored to be in a satanic cult, who is accused of molesting and murdering two little girls; a vicious crime lord on death row; a homeowner arrested for shooting at a SWAT team that mistakenly invaded his house. Why these clients? Because he believes everyone is entitled to a fair trial, even if he, Sebastian, has to cheat to secure one. He hates injustice, doesn't like insurance companies, banks, or big corporations; he distrusts all levels of government and laughs at the justice system's notions of ethical behavior" --provided by publisher.

Mr. Mercedes [CD sound recording] : a novel

4 hours 8 min ago
by King, Stephen, 1947-
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio, [2014]
Unabridged.
12 audio discs (approximately 14 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F KIN
Summary "In a mega-stakes, high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely and winning heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands. In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. In another part of town, months later, a retired cop named Bill Hodges is still haunted by the unsolved crime. When he gets a crazed letter from someone who self-identifies as the "perk" and threatens an even more diabolical attack, Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing another tragedy. Brady Hartfield lives with his alcoholic mother in the house where he was born. He loved the feel of death under the wheels of the Mercedes, and he wants that rush again. Only Bill Hodges, with a couple of highly unlikely allies, can apprehend the killer before he strikes again. And they have no time to lose, because Brady's next mission, if it succeeds, will kill or maim thousands. Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable"--

Shopaholic to the stars [CD sound recording] : a novel

4 hours 8 min ago
by Kinsella, Sophie.
Publisher Books on Tape, 2014.
Unabridged.
10 sound discs (12 hr., 38 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F KIN
Summary "Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) is newly arrived in Hollywood and starry-eyed. She and her two-year-old daughter, Minnie, have relocated to L.A. to join Becky's husband, Luke, who is there to handle PR for famous actress Sage Seymour. Becky can't wait to start living the A-list lifestyle, complete with celebrity sightings, yoga retreats, and shopping trips to Rodeo Drive. But she really hopes to become a personal stylist--Sage's personal stylist--if only Luke would set up an introduction. Then, unexpectedly, Becky is offered the chance to dress Sage's archrival, and though things become a bit more complicated, it's a dream come true! Red carpet premieres, velvet ropes, paparazzi clamoring for attention--suddenly Becky has everything she's ever wanted. Or does she?" --

Even this I get to experience [CD sound recording]

4 hours 8 min ago
by Lear, Norman
Publisher Penguin Audio, [2014]
Unabridged.
15 audio discs (approximately 19 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 791.4502 LEA
Summary The legendary creator of iconic television programs All in the Family, Sanford and Son, Maude, Good Times, The Jeffersons, and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, Norman Lear remade our television culture, while leading a life of unparalleled political, civic, and social involvement. Sharing the wealth of Lear's ninety years, this is a memoir as touching and remarkable as the life he has led.

When lions roar [CD sound recording] the Churchills and the Kennedys

4 hours 8 min ago
by Maier, Thomas, 1956-
Publisher Blackstone Audio, [2014]
Unabridged, [retail ed].
17 sound discs (22 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 941.084 MAI
Summary These two powerful families shared an ever-widening circle of friends, lovers, and political associates, soon shattered by World War II, spying, sexual infidelity, and the tragic deaths of Kathleen and Joe Kennedy Jr. By the '60s and JFK's presidency they had overcome their bitter differences. With deeply human portraits of these flawed but larger-than-life figures, it explores the relationship between the families and countries, highlighting the emotional complexity and historic significance.

Private India [CD sound recording] : city on fire

4 hours 8 min ago
by Patterson, James, 1947-
Publisher Hachette Audio, [2014]
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (approximately 8 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F PAT
Summary When Santosh Wagh isn't struggling out of a bottle of whiskey he's head of Private India, the Mumbai branch of the world's finest PI agency. In a city of over thirteen million he has his work cut out at the best of times. But now someone is killing women--seemingly unconnected women murdered in a chilling ritual, with strange objects placed carefully at their death scenes. As Santosh and his team race to find the killer, an even greater danger faces Private India--a danger that could threaten the lives of thousands of innocent Mumbai citizens.

Crimson shore [CD sound recording]

4 hours 8 min ago
by Preston, Douglas J.
Publisher Blackstone Audio, Inc., [2015] ©2015
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (11 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F PRE
Summary #1 bestselling authors Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child return with their next blockbuster Pendergast novel. Special Agent Pendergast takes on a private case in Exmouth, Massachusetts, a quaint village on the coast north of Salem, to investigate the theft of a valuable wine cellar. He travels to the seaside town with his ward, Constance Greene, where they quickly discover something far more sinister: a bricked-up niche in the wine cellar that holds the remains of a man, tortured and then entombed alive 150 years ago. But why? The puzzle is compounded when they discover a murdered body, covered with mysterious symbols, in the salt marshes behind Exmouth ... the place where, legend has it, the real witches of Salem took refuge after fleeing the 1692 witch hunts.

Blue labyrinth [CD sound recording]

4 hours 8 min ago
by Preston, Douglas J.
Publisher Hachette Audio, [2014]
Unabridged.
12 audio discs (approximately 14 hours) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F PRE
Summary "A long-buried family secret resurfaces when one of Aloysius Pendergast's most implacable enemies shows up on his doorstep as a murdered corpse. The mystery has all the hallmarks of the perfect murder, save for an enigmatic clue: a piece of turquoise lodged in the stomach of the deceased. The gem leads Pendergast to an abandoned mine on the shore of California's desolate Salton Sea, which in turn propels him on a journey of discovery deep into his family's sinister past. But Pendergast learns there is more at work than a ghastly episode of family history: he is soon stalked by a subtle killer bent on vengeance over an ancient transgression. In short order, Pendergast is caught in a wickedly clever plot, which will leave him stricken in mind and body...and may well end with his death"--

My age of anxiety [CD sound recording] : fear, hope, dread, and the search for peace of mind

4 hours 8 min ago
by Stossel, Scott,
Publisher Random House Audio, [2014]
Unabridged.
13 audio discs (ca. 15 1/2 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 616.8522 STO
Summary The author recounts his lifelong battle with anxiety, showing the many manifestations of the disorder as well as the countless treatments that have been developed to counteract it, and provides a history of the efforts to understand this common form of mental illness.

Never let you go [CD sound recording]

10 hours 8 min ago
by Stevens, Chevy,
Publisher Blackstone Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
10 audio discs (11.9 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC STEVENS
Summary "Lindsey Nash has left an abusive relationship and her ex-husband was sent to jail. She has started over with a new life, her own business, and a teenage daughter who needs her more than ever. When her husband is finally released, Lindsey believes she has cut all ties. There is no way he can ever find her and her daughter again. But she gets the sense that someone is watching her, tracking her every move. Her new boyfriend is threatened. Her home is invaded. Even her daughter is shadowed. Lindsey is convinced it's her ex-husband, even though he claims he is a different person and doesn't want to do her any harm. But can he really change? Is the one who wants her dead even closer to home than she thought?"--

This was a man [CD sound recording] : the final volume of the Clifton Chronicles

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 20:14
by Archer, Jeffrey, 1940-
Publisher Macmillan Audio, [2016] ℗2016
Unabridged.
10 audio discs (approximately 12 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F ARC
Summary "This Was a Man opens with a shot being fired, but who pulled the trigger, and who lives and who dies? In Whitehall, Giles Barrington discovers the truth about his wife Karin from the Cabinet Secretary. Is she a spy or a pawn in a larger game? Harry Clifton sets out to write his magnum opus, while his wife Emma completes her ten years as Chairman of the Bristol Royal Infirmary, and receives an unexpected call from Margaret Thatcher offering her a job. Sebastian Clifton becomes chairman of Farthings Kaufman bank, but only after Hakim Bishara has to resign for personal reasons. Sebastian and Samantha's talented daughter, Jessica, is expelled from the Slade School of Fine Art, but her aunt Grace comes to her rescue. Meanwhile, Lady Virginia is about to flee the country to avoid her creditors when the Duchess of Hertford dies, and she sees another opportunity to clear her debts and finally trump the Cliftons and Barringtons. In a devastating twist, tragedy engulfs the Clifton family when one of them receives a shocking diagnosis that will throw all their lives into turmoil. This Was a Man is the captivating final installment of the Clifton Chronicles, a series of seven novels that has topped the bestseller lists around the world, and enhanced Jeffrey Archer's reputation as a master storyteller"--

A man called Ove [CD sound recording] : a novel

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 20:14
by Backman, Fredrik, 1981-
Publisher Dreamscape Media, [2014]
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (approximately 9 hours, 9 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F BAC
Summary "Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell." But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents' association to their very foundations" --

No man's land [CD sound recording]

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 20:14
by Baldacci, David,
Publisher Blackstone Audio : Hachette Audio, [2016] ©2016
Unabridged.
10 audio discs (approximately 11 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F BAL
Summary John Puller may be the US Army's most tenacious investigator, but he is not equipped to face the truth about his mother's disappearance thirty years ago. New evidence has come to light suggesting that Puller's father -- a highly decorated army veteran -- may have murdered his wife. When Puller's friend, intelligence operative Veronica Knox, arrived on the scene, he realized that there is far more to this case than he first thought. He knows that nothing will prevent him from discovering what really happened to his mother -- even proving that his father is a killer. Meanwhile, Paul Rogers has just been paroled after spending ten years in a high-security prison for murder. And with his freedom comes a desire to pay back old debts. Harboring a dark past that changed him in unimaginable ways, Rogers embarks on a journey across the country, set on a path of revenge against the people who took away his humanity. As both men uncover a trail of deception that stretches back decades, they realize that the truth will bind them together in ways they could never have imagined--

Last girl before freeway [CD sound recording] : the life, loves, losses, and liberation of Joan Rivers

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 20:14
by Bennetts, Leslie, 1949-
Publisher Hachette Audio, [2016]
Unabridged.
15 audio discs (approximately 16 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD B RIVERS
Summary "Joan Rivers was more than a legendary comedian; she was an icon and a role model to millions, a fearless pioneer who left a legacy of expanded opportunity when she died in 2014. Her life was a dramatic roller-coaster of triumphant highs and devastating lows: the suicide of her husband, her feud with Johnny Carson, her estrangement from her daughter, her many plastic surgeries, her ferocious ambition and her massive insecurities. But Rivers' career was also hugely significant in American cultural history, breaking down barriers for her gender and pushing the boundaries of truth-telling for women in public life. A juicy, intimate biography of one of the greatest comedians ever--a performer whose sixty year career was borne, simply, out of a desire to make people laugh so she could feel loved--Last Girl Before Freeway delves into the inner workings of a woman who both reflected and redefined the world around her"--Amazon.com.

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