New Books on CD

Defectors [CD sound recording] : a novel

5 hours 1 min ago
by Kanon, Joseph,
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio, ℗2017.
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (9 hr., 50 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC KANON
Summary "From the bestselling author of Leaving Berlin and The Good German comes a fast-paced and richly imagined novel about an American spy, the Cold War's most notorious defector, who gave up his country for the safety--and prison--of Moscow, but never lost his gift for betrayal. In 1949, Frank Weeks, fair-haired boy of the newly formed CIA, was exposed as a Communist spy and fled the country to vanish behind the Iron Curtain. Now, twelve years later, he has written his memoirs, a KGB- approved project almost certain to be an international bestseller, and has asked his brother Simon, a publisher, to come to Moscow to edit the manuscript. It's a reunion Simon both dreads and longs for. The book is sure to be filled with mischief and misinformation; Frank's motives suspect, the CIA hostile. But the chance to see Frank, his adored older brother, proves irresistible. And at first Frank is still Frank--the same charm, the same jokes, the same bond of affection that transcends ideology. Then Simon begins to glimpse another Frank, still capable of treachery, still actively working for "the service." He finds himself dragged into the middle of Frank's new scheme, caught between the KGB and the CIA in a fatal cat and mouse game that only one of the brothers is likely to survive. Defectors is the gripping story of one family torn apart by the divided loyalties of the Cold War, but it's also a revealing look at the wider community of defectors, American and British, living a twilit Moscow existence, granted privileges but never trusted, spies who have escaped one prison only to find themselves trapped in another that is even more sinister. Filled with authentic period detail and moral ambiguity, Defectors takes us to the heart of a world of secrets, where no one can be trusted and murder is just collateral damage"--

Ripper [CD sound recording] : the secret life of Walter Sickert

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 03:01
by Cornwell, Patricia Daniels,
Publisher Brilliance Audio, [2016]
Unabridged.
12 audio discs (14 hr., 45 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 364.15232 COR
Summary Vain and charismatic, Walter Sickert made a name for himself as a painter in Victorian London. But the ghoulish nature of his art--as well as extensive evidence--points to another name, one that's left its bloody mark on the pages of history: Jack the Ripper. Cornwell has collected archival material and applied cutting-edge forensic science to open an old crime to new scrutiny. Incorporating material from Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper--Case Closed, this new edition has been revised and expanded to include eight new chapters.

On second thought [CD sound recording]

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 03:01
by Higgins, Kristan,
Publisher Recorded Books, [2017] ℗2017
Unabridged.
11 audio discs (13 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD ROM HIG
Summary Two sisters must learn to put their differences aside and open their hearts to the inevitable imperfection of family--and the possibility of one day finding love again.

Murder games [CD sound recording]

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 03:00
by Patterson, James, 1947-
Publisher Hachette Book Group, [2017]
Unabridged.
6 audio discs (approximately 7 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number XX(1623489.2)
Summary Dr. Dylan Reinhart wrote the book on criminal behavior. Literally--he's a renowned, bestselling Ivy League expert on the subject. When a copy of his book turns up at a gruesome murder scene--along with a threatening message from the killer--it looks like someone has been taking notes. Elizabeth Needham is the headstrong and brilliant NYPD Detective in charge of the case who recruits Dylan to help investigate another souvenir left at the scene--a playing card. Another murder, another card--and now Dylan suspects that the cards aren't a signature, they're a deadly hint--pointing directly toward the next victim. As tabloid headlines about the killer known as "The Dealer" scream from newsstands, New York City descends into panic. With the cops at a loss, it's up to Dylan to hunt down a serial killer unlike any the city has ever seen. Only someone with Dylan's expertise can hope to go inside the mind of a criminal and convince The Dealer to lay down his cards. But after thinking like a criminal--could Dylan become one?

Cold betrayal [CD sound recording] : an Ali Reynolds novel

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 14:57
by Jance, Judith A.
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio, [2015] ℗2015
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (10 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD M JAN
Summary "Revenge isn't the only dish served cold... Ali Reynolds's longtime friend and Taser-carrying nun, Sister Anselm, rushes to the bedside of a young pregnant woman hospitalized for severe injuries after she was hit by a car on a deserted Arizona highway. The girl had been running away from The Family, a polygamous cult with no patience for those who try to leave its ranks. Meanwhile, married life agrees with Ali. But any hopes that she and her husband, B. Simpson, will finally slow down and relax now that they've tied the knot are dashed when Ali's new daughter-in-law approaches her, desperate for help. The girl's grandmother, Betsy, is in danger: she's been receiving anonymous threats, and someone even broke into her home and turned on the gas burners in the middle of the night. But the local police think Betsy's just not as sharp as she used to be. While Ali struggles to find a way to protect Betsy, Sister Anselm needs her help as well and the two race the clock to uncover the secrets the The Family has hidden for so long--before someone comes back to bury them forever"--

Robert B. Parker's Revelation [CD sound recording]

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 14:57
by Knott, Robert, 1954-
Publisher Random House Audio, 2017.
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (8 hr., 30 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD M PAR
Summary "Territorial marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch figured things had finally settled down in Appaloosa when Boston Bill Black's murder charge was dropped. But all that changed when Augustus Noble Driggs was transferred to a stateside penitentiary just across the border from Mexico. Square-jawed, handsome, and built like a muscled thoroughbred stallion, Driggs manages to intimidate everyone inside the prison walls, including the upstart young warden. In a haunting twist of fate, Driggs and a pack of cold-blooded convicts are suddenly on the loose--and it's up to any and all territorial lawmen, including Cole and Hitch, to capture the fugitives and rescue the woman kidnapped during their escape. But nothing is ever quite what it seems with the ever-elusive Driggs. Finally free, he's quickly on his own furious hunt for a hidden cache of gold and jewels--and for the men who betrayed him and left him for dead. With an unlikely and unconventional Yankee detective by their side, Cole and Hitch set off on a massive manhunt. As horses' hooves thunder and guns echo deadening reports, Driggs discovers one of the lawmen on his trail is none other than a fellow West Point graduate he'd just as soon see dead. Ruthless and willing to leave a bloody path of destruction in his wake, Driggs seeks vengeance at any cost"--

Humans, bow down [CD sound recording]

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 11:52
by Patterson, James, 1947-
Publisher Hachette Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (approximately 7 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F PAT
Summary The Great War is over. The Robots have won. The humans who survived have two choices--they can submit and serve the vicious rulers they created or be banished to the Reserve, a desolate, unforgiving landscape where it's a crime to be human. And the robots aren't content--following the orders of their soulless leader, they're planning to conquer humanity's last refuge. With nothing left to lose, Six, a feisty, determined young woman whose family was killed with the first shots of the war, is a rebel with a cause. On the run for her life after an attempted massacre, Six is determined to save humanity before the robots finish what the Great War started and wipe humans off the face of the earth, once and for all.

Fates and traitors [CD sound recording] : a novel of John Wilkes Booth

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 05:52
by Chiaverini, Jennifer,
Publisher Recorded Books, [2016]
Unabridged.
13 audio discs (16 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F CHI
Summary The world would not look upon his like again. John Wilkes Booth--driven son of an acclaimed British stage actor and a Covent Garden flower girl, whose misguided quest to avenge the vanquished Confederacy led him to commit one of the most notorious acts in the annals of America--has been the subject of scholarship, speculation, and even obsession. Though in his plot to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln Booth did not act alone--"I am determined to be a villain," he tragically prophesized on the occasion of his acclaimed 1862 New York City debut in the role of Richard III--he is often portrayed as a shadowy figure, devoid of human connection. Yet four women were integral in the life of this unquiet American: Mary Ann, the mother he revered above all but country; his sister and confidante, Asia; Lucy Lambert Hale, the senator's daughter who loved him; and the Confederate widow Mary Surratt, to whom he entrusted the secrets of his vengeful wrath.

The book that matters most [CD sound recording]

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 05:52
by Hood, Ann, 1956-
Publisher Recorded Books, [2016] ℗2016, © 2016
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (approximately 9 hours, 15 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F HOO
Summary "An enthralling novel about love, loss, secrets, friendship, and the healing power of literature, by the bestselling author of The Knitting Circle. Ava's twenty-five-year marriage has fallen apart, and her two grown children are pursuing their own lives outside of the country. Ava joins a book group, not only for her love of reading but also out of sheer desperation for companionship. The group's goal throughout the year is for each member to present the book that matters most to them. Ava rediscovers a mysterious book from her childhood--one that helped her through the traumas of the untimely deaths of her sister and mother. Alternating with Ava's story is that of her troubled daughter Maggie, who, living in Paris, descends into a destructive relationship with an older man. Ava's mission to find that book and its enigmatic author takes her on a quest that unravels the secrets of her past and offers her and Maggie the chance to remake their lives"--Provided by publisher.

Revenge in a cold river [CD sound recording] : a William Monk novel

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 05:52
by Perry, Anne,
Publisher Recorded Books, [2016]
Unabridged.
13 audio discs (approximately 13 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD M PER
Summary "Commander William Monk has learned to live with the fact that he cannot remember the events of his life prior to a horrific carriage accident years ago. But when a ghost from his past, a man he has no recollection of, attempts to frame him for a series of murders, he must rely on the help of his wife Hester and his close friend Oliver Rathbone in order to free himself--from both the charges, and the demons that have haunted him since the accident"--

The duchess [CD sound recording]

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 05:52
by Steel, Danielle.
Publisher Recorded Books, 2017.
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F STE
Summary Set in nineteenth century England, an engrossing new novel from the incomparable Danielle Steel.

Devoted in death [CD sound recording]

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 05:45
by Robb, J. D., 1950-
Publisher Brilliance Audio, Inc., [2015]
Unabridged.
10 audio discs (approximately 12 hours, 21 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F ROB
Summary "When Lieutenant Eve Dallas examines a body in a downtown Manhattan alleyway, the victim's injuries are so extensive that she almost misses the clue. Carved into the skin is the shape of a heart--and initials inside reading E and D . . . Ella-Loo and her boyfriend, Darryl, had been separated while Darryl was a guest of the state of Oklahoma, and now that his sentence has been served they don't ever intend to part again. Ella-Loo's got dreams. And Darryl believes there are better ways to achieve your dreams than working for them. So they hit the road, and when their car breaks down in Arkansas, they make plans to take someone else's. Then things get messy and they wind up killing someone--an experience that stokes a fierce, wild desire in Ella-Loo. A desire for Darryl. And a desire to kill again. As they cross state lines on their way to New York to find the life they think they deserve, they will leave a trail of evil behind them. But now they've landed in the jurisdiction of Lieutenant Dallas and her team at the New York Police and Security Department. And with her husband, Roarke, at her side, she has every intention of hunting them down and giving them what they truly deserve"--

The prisoner [CD sound recording]

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 11:41
by Berenson, Alex.
Publisher Books on Tape, [2017]
Unabridged.
10 audio discs (12 hr., 22 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F BER
Summary "It is the most dangerous mission of John Wells's career. Evidence is mounting that someone high up in the CIA is doing the unthinkable--passing messages to ISIS, alerting them to planned operations. Finding out the mole's identity without alerting him, however, will be very hard, and to accomplish it, Wells will have to do something he thought he'd left behind forever. He will have to reassume his former identity as an al Qaeda jihadi, get captured, and go undercover to befriend an ISIS prisoner in a secret Bulgarian prison. Many years before, Wells was the only American agent ever to penetrate al Qaeda, but times have changed drastically. The terrorist organizations have multiplied: gotten bigger, crueler, more ambitious and powerful. Wells knows it may well be his death sentence. But there is no one else"--

The girl before [CD sound recording] : a novel

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 11:41
by Delaney, J P,
Publisher : Random House Audio : Books on Tape, [2017] ©2017
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (10 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F DEL
Summary "A psychological thriller that spins one woman's seemingly good fortune, and another woman's mysterious fate, through a kaleidoscope of duplicity, death, and deception"--

Norse mythology [CD sound recording]

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 11:41
by Gaiman, Neil,
Publisher Harper Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
6 audio discs (approximately 6 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F GAI
Summary Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he presents his fashioning of the primeval Norse myths into a novel which begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds, delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants, and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people. Gaiman stays true to the myths while vividly recreating the characters--the gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to dupe others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions--and making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again--

My own words [CD sound recording]

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 11:41
by Ginsburg, Ruth Bader
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio, [2016]
Unabridged.
10 audio discs (approximately 11 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD B GINSBURG
Summary "The first book from Ruth Bader Ginsburg since becoming a Supreme Court Justice in 1993--a witty, engaging, serious, and playful collection of writings and speeches from the woman who has had a powerful and enduring influence on law, women's rights, and popular culture. My Own Words is a selection of writings and speeches by Justice Ginsburg on wide-ranging topics, including gender equality, the workways of the Supreme Court, on being Jewish, on law and lawyers in opera, and on the value of looking beyond US shores when interpreting the US Constitution. Throughout her life Justice Ginsburg has been (and continues to be) a prolific writer and public speaker. This book contains a sampling, selected by Justice Ginsburg and her authorized biographers Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams. Justice Ginsburg has written an Introduction to the book, and Hartnett and Williams introduce each chapter, giving biographical context and quotes gleaned from hundreds of interviews they have conducted. This is a fascinating glimpse into the life of one of America's most influential women"--

Conclave [CD sound recording]

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 11:41
by Harris, Robert, 1957-
Publisher Books on Tape, [2016]
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (8 hr., 10 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F HAR
Summary Following the sudden death of the Pope, cardinals from around the world gather in the Vatican to cast their votes for the new pontiff, but factions quickly form in what develops into a contentious convention.

News of the world [CD sound recording] : a novel

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 11:41
by Jiles, Paulette, 1943-
Publisher Brilliance Audio, [2016]
Unabridged.
5 audio discs (6 hours, 1 minute) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F JIL
Summary "In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust. In the wake of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings from newspapers to paying audiences hungry for news of the world. An elderly widower who has lived through three wars and fought in two of them, the captain enjoys his rootless, solitary existence. In Wichita Falls, he is offered a $50 gold piece to deliver a young orphan to her relatives in San Antonio. Four years earlier, a band of Kiowa raiders killed Johanna's parents and sister; sparing the little girl, they raised her as one of their own. Recently rescued by the U.S. army, the ten-year-old has once again been torn away from the only home she knows. Their 400-mile journey south through unsettled territory and unforgiving terrain proves difficult and at times dangerous. Johanna has forgotten the English language, tries to escape at every opportunity, throws away her shoes, and refuses to act "civilized." Yet as the miles pass, the two lonely survivors tentatively begin to trust each other, forming a bond that marks the difference between life and death in this treacherous land. Arriving in San Antonio, the reunion is neither happy nor welcome. The captain must hand Johanna over to an aunt and uncle she does not remember--strangers who regard her as an unwanted burden. A respectable man, Captain Kidd is faced with a terrible choice: abandon the girl to her fate or become--in the eyes of the law--a kidnapper himself"--

Hidden figures [CD sound recording] : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 11:41
by Lee Shetterly, Margot
Publisher Harper Audio, [2016]
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (approximately 10 hours, 45 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 510.92 LEE
Summary Before John Glenn orbited the earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation. Originally relegated to teaching math in the South's segregated public schools, they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II, when America's aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff. Suddenly, these overlooked math whizzes had a shot at jobs worthy of their skills, and they answered Uncle Sam's call, moving to Hampton, Virginia and the fascinating, high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory. Even as Virginia's Jim Crow laws required them to be segregated from their white counterparts, the women of Langley's all-black "West Computing" group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most: a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and complete domination of the heavens.--

Born a crime [CD sound recording] : stories from a South African childhood

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 11:41
by Noah, Trevor, 1984-
Publisher Brilliance Audio, Inc., 2016.
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (528 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 792.7028 NOA
Summary One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming-of-age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.

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