New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Fiction

September 22, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A legacy of spies : a novel

September 21, 2017
Le Carré, John, 1931- author, narrator.
[New York] : Penguin Random House, [2017]
7 audio discs (8 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Tom Hollander.
Compact discs.
Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, otherwise known as the Circus, is living out his old age on the family farmstead on the south coast of Brittany when a letter from his old Service summons him to London. The reason? His Cold War past has come back to claim him. Intelligence operations that were once the toast of secret London, and involved such characters as Alec Leamas, Jim Prideaux, George Smiley and Peter Guillam himself, are to be scrutinised under disturbing criteria by a generation with no memory of the Cold War and no patience with its justifications.

Don't let go

September 21, 2017
Coben, Harlan, 1962- author.
℗2017
7 audio discs (8 hr., 45 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Steven Weber.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
For fifteen years, suburban New Jersey detective Napoleon Dumas has been searching for Maura, the love of his life who disappeared without explanation, and for the real reason behind his brother's death. And now it looks as though he may have finally found what he's been looking for.

Winter solstice : a novel

September 21, 2017
Hilderbrand, Elin, author.
[New York] : Hachette Audio, [2017]
8 audio discs (8 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Erin Bennett.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
With Bart back safe and sound from Afghanistan, the Quinns are preparing for a holiday more joyous than any they've experienced in years. But it just wouldn't be a Quinn family gathering if things went smoothly.

The cartel 7 [sound recording] : Illuminati : roundtable of bosses

September 21, 2017
Ashley, 1985- author.
[Ashland, OR] : Blackstone Audio, [2017]
6 audio discs (approximately 6.9 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by L. Steven Taylor.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
After the tragic and bloody end to The Cartel's reign, Carter is forced into isolation to evade the law. With his wife, Miamor, facing federal charges and his dear brother six feet under, Carter has never been more alone. His empire is at his feet, and he has no idea how to rebuild his kingdom. The only thing that is certain is that he has to stay out the way and off the radar of the Feds until he can figure out how to get his lady out of prison. Miamor's freedom is guaranteed; provided Carter help create and distribute a drug that will take the streets by storm. Rubbing elbows with the most notorious, ruthless leaders of the underworld will get him what he wants. But can he win at their game of murder and money?

Jane, unlimited [sound recording]

September 21, 2017
Cashore, Kristin, author.
New York : Random House/Listening Library, [2017]
12 audio discs (14 hr., 39 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Rebecca Soler.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Jane has lived an ordinary life, raised by her aunt Magnolia--an adjunct professor and deep sea photographer. Jane counted on Magnolia to make the world feel expansive and to turn life into an adventure. But Aunt Magnolia was lost a few months ago in Antarctica on one of her expeditions. Now, with no direction, a year out of high school, and obsessed with making umbrellas that look like her own dreams (but mostly just mourning her aunt), she is easily swept away by Kiran Thrash--a glamorous, capricious acquaintance who shows up and asks Jane to accompany her to a gala at her family's island mansion called Tu Reviens.

Robert B. Parker's the Hangman's sonnet

September 20, 2017
Coleman, Reed Farrel, 1956- author.
[New York] : Penguin Random House, [2017]
8 audio discs (540 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by James Naughton.
Title from disc.
Based on characters created by Robert B. Parker.
"Jesse Stone, still reeling from the murder of his fiancee by crazed assassin Mr. Peepers, must keep his emotions in check long enough to get through the wedding day of his loyal protege, Suitcase Simpson. The morning of the wedding, Jesse learns that a gala 75th birthday party is to be held for folk singer Terry Jester. Jester, once the equal of Bob Dylan, has spent the last forty years in seclusion after the mysterious disappearance of the master recording tape of his magnum opus, The Hangman's Sonnet. That same morning, an elderly Paradise woman dies while her house is being ransacked. What are the thieves looking for? And what's the connection to Terry Jester and the mysterious missing tape? Jesse's investigation is hampered by hostile politicians and a growing trail of blood and bodies, forcing him to solicit the help of mobster Vinnie Morris and a certain Boston area PI named Spenser. While the town fathers pressure him to avoid a PR nightmare, Jesse must connect the cases before the bodies pile up further"--Provided by publisher.

Map of the heart : a novel

September 19, 2017
Wiggs, Susan, author.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2017]
10 audio discs (11 hr., 46 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Christina Traister.
Compact discs.
Widowed by an unspeakable tragedy, Camille Palmer has made her peace with the past and settled into the quiet safety of life with her teenage daughter, Julie, in a sleepy coastal town. Then the arrival of a mysterious package breaks open the door to her family's secret past. In uncovering a hidden history, Camille has no idea that she's embarking on an adventure that will utterly transform her. Camille, Julie, and Camille's father return to the French town of his youth, sparking unexpected memories-- recollections that will lead them back to the dark days of the Second World War. And it is in the stunning Provencal countryside that they will uncover their family's surprising history.

The girl who takes an eye for an eye

September 19, 2017
Lagercrantz, David, author.
℗2017
9 audio discs (10 hr., 50 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by Simon Vance.
Title from disc.
"A Lisbeth Salander novel"--Cover.
"Lisbeth Salander has never had access to the most closely held secrets of her traumatic childhood. Now, when she sees a chance to uncover them once and for all, she enlists the help of Mikael Blomkvist, the editor of the investigative journal Millennium. And nothing will stop her - not the Islamists she enrages when she enables a young woman to escape their brutality; not the prison gang leader who passes a death sentence on her; not the deadly reach of her long-lost twin sister, Camilla; and not the people who will do anything to keep buried knowledge of a sinister pseudoscientific experiment known only as the Registry..."--Dust jacket.

Love and other consolation prizes : a novel

September 19, 2017
Ford, Jamie, author, narrator.
℗2017
9 audio discs (11 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author and Emily Woo Zeller.
Title from disc label.
"With a note read by the author"--Container.
Ernest Young, a charity student at a boarding school, gets to go to the World's Fair. But once he's there he discovers that he will be raffled off--a healthy boy "to a good home."

Haunted

September 18, 2017
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
℗2017
6 audio discs (6 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Danny Mastrogiorgio.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
An idyllic country town in the Maine woods is haunted by an epidemic emptying its streets and preying on its youth. Turns out the vacation brochures don't tell the full story-the seemingly perfect community has a deadly vice. When local cops uncover a grisly crime scene buried deep in the woods, they consult the vacationing Michael Bennett, who jumps at the chance to atone for his own sins. But far from the city streets he knows so well, no one will talk to the big-city detective, and the bodies keep piling up.A young, hardscrabble, and forgotten girl is haunted by a traumatic history. Homeless and destitute, she represents the closest thing Bennett has to a partner in his frantic hunt for the ghostlike perpetrator behind the violence. Will Bennett and his unlikely ally unmask the culprit before anyone else winds up haunted?

Enigma

September 18, 2017
Coulter, Catherine, author.
℗2017
9 audio discs (11 hr., 7 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by MacLeod Andrews and Renée Raudman.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
"The highly anticipated twenty-first FBI thriller by #1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter presents Agents Savich and Sherlock with two baffling mysteries. Working with Agent Cam Wittier (Insidious) and New York-based former Special Forces agent Jack Cabot, they must race against the clock to catch an international criminal and solve the enigma of the man called John Doe. When Agent Dillon Savich saves Kara Moody from a seemingly crazy man, he doesn't realize he will soon be facing a scientist who wants to live forever and is using "John Doe" to help him. But when the scientist, Lister Maddox, loses him, he ups the stakes and targets another to take his experiments to the next level. It's a race against time literally as Savich and Sherlock rush to stop him and save both present and future victims of his experiments. In the meantime, Cam Wittier and Jack Cabot must track a violent criminal through the Daniel Boone National Forest. When he escapes through a daring rescue, the agents have to find out who set his escape in motion and how it all ties into the murder of Mia Prevost, the girlfriend of the president's Chief of Staff's only son, Saxton Hainny. It's international intrigue at the highest levels and they know they have to succeed or national security is compromised. Featuring Coulter's signature "breakneck plot and magnetic characters" (Huffington Post), Enigma is a shocking thrill ride that will keep the you turning pages as fast as you can"-- Provided by publisher.

Sleeping beauties : a novel

September 18, 2017
King, Stephen, 1947- author.
New York : Audioworks, imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio, 2017.
21 audio discs (ca. 25 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Marin Ireland.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place. The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied, or is she a demon who must be slain?

Warcross

September 18, 2017
Lu, Marie, 1984- author.
New York : Listening Library, [2017]
10 audio discs (11 hr., 47 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Nancy Wu.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
When a game called Warcross takes the world by storm, one girl hacks her way into its dangerous depths.

Forest dark : a novel

September 18, 2017
Krauss, Nicole, author.
℗2017 ©2017
7 audio discs (8 hr., 15 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Gabra Zackman.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Jules Epstein, a man whose drive, avidity, and outsized personality have, for sixty-eight years, been a force to be reckoned with, is undergoing a metamorphosis. In the wake of his parents' deaths, his divorce from his wife of more than thirty years, and his retirement from the New York legal firm where he was a partner, he's felt an irresistible need to give away his possessions, alarming his children and perplexing the executor of his estate. With the last of his wealth, he travels to Israel, with a nebulous plan to do something to honor his parents. In Tel Aviv, he is sidetracked by a charismatic American rabbi planning a reunion for the descendants of King David who insists that Epstein is part of that storied dynastic line. He also meets the rabbi's beautiful daughter who convinces Epstein to become involved in her own project, a film about the life of David being shot in the desert, with life-changing consequences.

Little fires everywhere

September 18, 2017
Ng, Celeste, author.
New York : Penguin Audio ; [Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape, [2017]
9 audio discs (11 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jennifer Lim.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, the intertwined stories of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the mother and daughter who upend their lives "I read Little Fires Everywhere in a single, breathless sitting. With brilliance and beauty, Celeste Ng dissects a microcosm of American society just when we need to see it beneath the microscope ..."--Jodi Picoult, New York Times -bestselling author of Small Great Things and Leaving Time In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned - from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. Enter Mia Warren - an enigmatic artist and single mother - who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community. When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town--and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia's past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs. Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood - and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.

Sleep like a baby

September 18, 2017
Harris, Charlaine.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, ℗2017.
7 audio discs (7 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Thérèse Plummer.
Title from disc.
Compact disc.
Robin and Aurora have finally begun their adventure in parenting. With newborn Sophie proving to be quite a handful, Roe's mother pays for a partially trained nurse, Virginia Mitchell, to come help the new parents for a few weeks. Virginia proves to be especially helpful when Robin has to leave town for work and Roe is struck with a bad case of the flu. One particularly stormy night, Roe wakes to hear her daughter crying and Virginia nowhere to be found. Roe's brother Philip helps her search the house and they happen upon a body outside--but it isn't Virginia's. Now, not only does she have a newborn to care for and a vulnerable new marriage to nurture, Roe also has to contend with a new puzzle--who is this mystery woman dead in their backyard, and what happened to Virginia?

The western star

September 14, 2017
Johnson, Craig, 1961-
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, ℗2017.
6 audio discs (7.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by George Guidall.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
Sheriff Walt Longmire is enjoying a celebratory beer after a weapons certification at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy when a younger sheriff confronts him with a photograph of twenty-five armed men standing in front of a Challenger steam locomotive. It takes him back to when, fresh from the battlefields of Vietnam, then-deputy Walt accompanied his mentor Lucian to the annual Wyoming Sheriff's Association junket held on the excursion train known as the Western Star, which ran the length of Wyoming from Cheyenne to Evanston and back. Armed with his trusty Colt. 45 and a paperback of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, the young Walt was ill-prepared for the machinations of twenty-four veteran sheriffs, let alone the cavalcade of curious characters that accompanied them. The photograph--along with an upcoming parole hearing for one of the most dangerous men Walt has encountered in a lifetime of law enforcement--hurtles the sheriff into a head-on collision of past and present, placing him and everyone he cares about squarely on the tracks of runaway revenge.

Sing, unburied, sing : a novel

September 12, 2017
Ward, Jesmyn, author.
[New York, N.Y.] : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2017]
7 audio discs (approximately 8 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kelvin Harrison, Jr., Rutina Wesley, Chris Chalk.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Jojo and his toddler sister, Kayla, live with their grandparents, Mam and Pop, and the occasional presence of their drug-addicted mother, Leonie, on a farm on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. Leonie is simultaneously tormented and comforted by visions of her dead brother, which only come to her when she's high; Mam is dying of cancer; and quiet, steady Pop tries to run the household and teach Jojo how to be a man. When the white father of Leonie's children is released from prison, she packs her kids and a friend into her car and sets out across the state for Parchman farm, the Mississippi State Penitentiary, on a journey rife with danger and promise.

The summer that made us : a novel

September 12, 2017
Carr, Robyn.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, ℗2017.
9 audio discs (10 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Thérèse Plummer.
Title from disc.
Compact disc.
For the Hempsteads, two sisters who married two brothers and had three daughters each, summers were idyllic. The women would escape the city the moment school was out to gather at the family house on Lake Waseka. The lake was a magical place, a haven where they were happy and carefree. All of their problems drifted away as the days passed in sun-dappled contentment. Until the summer that changed everything. After an accidental drowning turned the lake house into a site of tragedy and grief, it was closed up. For good. Torn apart, none of the Hempstead women speak of what happened that summer, and relationships between them are uneasy at best to hurtful at worst. But in the face of new challenges, one woman is determined to draw her family together again, and the only way that can happen is to return to the lake and face the truth.

Secrets in death [sound recording]

September 8, 2017
Robb, J. D., 1950- author.
©2017 ℗2017
11 audio discs (13 hr., 8 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Susan Ericksen.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
"The chic Manhattan nightspot called Du Vin has a French theme--though it's actually owned by an Irishman who just happens to be married to the NYPSD's Lieutenant Eve Dallas. It's not the kind of bar where a lot of blood gets spilled. But that's exactly what happens one cold February evening. The mortally wounded woman is Larinda Mars, a self-described "social information reporter," or as most people would call it, a professional gossip. She was keeping the most shocking stories quiet, for profitable use in her side business as a blackmailer. Setting her sights on rich, prominent marks, she'd find out what they most wanted to keep hidden and then bleed them dry. To find justice for this victim, Eva have to plunge into the dirty little secrets of all the people Larinda Mars victimized herself. But along the way, she may be exposed to some information she really didn't want to know..."-- Provided by publisher.

Proof of life [sound recording]

September 8, 2017
Jance, Judith A., author.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2017]
10 audio discs (12 hr., 15 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by Alan Sklar.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Before he retired, J.P. Beaumont had looked forward to having his days all to himself. But too much free time doesn't suit a man used to brushing close to danger. When his longtime nemesis, retired Seattle crime reporter Maxwell Cole, dies in what's officially deemed to be an accidental fire, Beau is astonished to be dragged into the investigation at the request of none other than the deceased victim himself. In the process, Beau learns that just because a long-ago case was solved does not mean it's over.

Miss Kopp's midnight confessions

September 8, 2017
Stewart, Amy.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, ℗2017.
9 audio discs (10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Christina Moore.
Title from discs.
Compact disc.
Deputy sheriff Constance Kopp is outraged to see young women brought into the Hackensack jail over dubious charges of waywardness, incorrigibility, and moral depravity. The strong-willed, patriotic Edna Heustis, who left home to work in a munitions factory, certainly doesn't belong behind bars. And sixteen-year-old runaway Minnie Davis, with few prospects and fewer friends, shouldn't be publicly shamed and packed off to a state-run reformatory. But such were the laws--and morals--of 1916. Constance uses her authority as deputy sheriff, and occasionally exceeds it, to investigate and defend these women when no one else will. But it's her sister Fleurette who puts Constance's beliefs to the test and forces her to reckon with her own ideas of how a young woman should and shouldn't behave.

Enemy of the state [sound recording]

September 7, 2017
Mills, Kyle, 1966- author.
℗2017
10 audio discs (approximately 11.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by Scott Brick.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
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.

The golden house [sound recording] : a novel

September 7, 2017
Rushdie, Salman, author.
©℗ 2017
12 audio discs (14 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Vikas Adam.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
On the day of Barack Obama's inauguration, an enigmatic billionaire from foreign shores takes up residence in the architectural jewel of 'the Gardens,' a cloistered community in New York's Greenwich Village. The neighborhood is a bubble within a bubble, and the residents are immediately intrigued by the eccentric newcomer and his family.

Young Jane Young : a novel

September 6, 2017
Zevin, Gabrielle.
℗2017
7 audio discs (8.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Karen White.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
An ambitious congressional intern in Florida 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.

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