New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Fiction

July 2, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The ultimate betrayal

July 1, 2015
Roby, Kimberla Lawson, author.
℗2015
7 audio discs (approximately 8 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Maria Howell and Tracey Leigh.
Title from container.
Duration: approximately 8 hr.
It's been four years since twenty-eight-year-old Alicia Black, daughter of Reverend Curtis Black, divorced her second husband, the most womanizing and corrupt man she has ever known. Since then, Alicia has been dating her first husband, Phillip Sullivan, a wonderfully kind and true man of God whom she'd hurt terribly by cheating on him. Alicia has worked hard to prove herself worthy of his trust once more, and when he asks her to marry him again, she couldn't be happier.

Code of conduct [sound recording] : [a thriller]

July 1, 2015
Thor, Brad.
[New York] : Simon & Schuster, [2015]
10 sound discs (approxiamtely 11 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Armand Schultz.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Hidden deep within one of the world's most powerful organizations is a secret committee with a devastating agenda. When that agenda is uncovered, counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath is tapped to undertake the deadliest assignment of his career.

The English spy

July 1, 2015
Silva, Daniel, 1960- author.
℗2015
10 audio discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Reading by George Guidall of the 2015 book.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
The target is royal; the game is revenge. Stretched topless upon the foredeck, drink in hand, her flawless skin baking in the sun, was the most famous woman in the world. And one deck below, preparing an appetizer of tuna tartare, cucumber, and pineapple, was the man who was going to kill her. But when a bomb explodes aboard her holiday yacht, British intelligence turns to one man to track down her killer: legendary spy and assassin Gabriel Allon.

The revenge of Seven

July 1, 2015
Lore, Pittacus, author.
℗2014
8 audio discs (10 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Neil Kaplan, Devon Sorvari, and Almarie Guerra.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Sandor had never believed in the crazy idea that Lorien needed to defend itself-Lorien was a peaceful planet, with no apparent enemies. But when Mogadorians suddenly attack, Sandor learns how real that threat was. Now Sandor is one of only a handful of Loric left alive, and the fate of Lorien is in their hands.

Language arts [sound recording] : [a novel]

June 29, 2015
Kallos, Stephanie.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2015.
10 sound discs (12 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Tavia Gilbert.
Title and subtitle from container.
Compact disc.
Charles Marlow is a Seattle English teacher who instructs his students to expand their worlds through language. Lately, however, with one child off to college and the pressure from his ex-wife to make plans for their severely autistic son, who's about to age out of the system, he prefers the company of the ghosts he turns up in the storage boxes in his crawl space. There he finds the totems that betray the darker moments of his youth--memories that were buried for decades when he met the ambitious and sparkling Alison LeFevre. But the complications of parenthood proved fatal to their marriage, and Charles has been stagnant ever since.

Summer secrets [sound recording]

June 25, 2015
Green, Jane, 1968-
New York : Macmillan Audio, 2015.
11 sound discs (13 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc labels.
"A novel"--Container.
A story of one woman struggling to right the wrongs of her past, with even more complications in the present.

Truth or die

June 23, 2015
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
℗2015
7 audio discs (approximately 8 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Edoardo Ballerini.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
"The truth will set you free--if it doesn't kill you first. After a serious professional stumble, attorney Trevor Mann may have finally hit his stride. He's found happiness with his girlfriend Claire Parker, a beautiful, ambitious journalist always on the hunt for a scoop. But when Claire's newest story leads to a violent confrontation, Trevor's newly peaceful life is shattered as he tries to find out why. Chasing Claire's leads, Trevor unearths evidence of a shocking secret that--if it actually exists--every government and terrorist organization around the world would do anything to possess. Suddenly it's up to Trevor, along with a teenage genius who gives new meaning to the phrase "too smart for his own good," to make sure that secret doesn't fall into the wrong hands. But Trevor is about to discover that good and evil can look a lot alike, and nothing is ever black and white--not even the truth."--Provided by publisher.

The melody lingers on

June 22, 2015
Clark, Mary Higgins, author.
[New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2015.
6 audio discs (420 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jan Maxwell.
Title from dis clabel.
Compact disc.
"As the sole assistant to a famous upscale interior designer, Lane Harmon, mother to five-year-old Katie, is accustomed to visiting opulent homes around the tri-state area. A born optimist, Lane finds the glimpse into these gilded worlds fascinating, and loves the reward of exceeding the expectations of their often-demanding owners. When she is called to assist in redecorating a modest townhouse in Bergen County, she knows the job is unusual. Then she learns the home belongs to the wife of a notorious and disgraced financier named Parker Bennett. Parker Bennett has been missing for two years. He dropped out of sight just before it was discovered that the $5 billion dollars in the fund he had been managing had vanished. Bennett had gone out on his sailboat in the Caribbean. Was it suicide or had he staged his disappearance? The scandal around his name has not died down. His clients and the federal government all want to trace the money and find Bennett if he is still alive. Lane is surprised to find herself moved by Mrs. Bennett's calm dignity and apparently sincere belief in her husband's innocence. Gradually, Lane finds herself drawn to Mark, the Bennetts' son, who is similarly determined to prove that his father is not guilty. Lane doesn't know that the closer she gets to the Bennetts, the more she puts her life--and her daughter's life--in jeopardy" -- provided by publisher.

Ever after

June 22, 2015
Deveraux, Jude, author.
[Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape ; New York : Random House Audio, [2015]
9 audio discs (11 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kirsten Potter.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
"Late one spring, Hallie Hartley learns she's inherited a beautiful old house on Nantucket from an ancestor she never knew she had. She learns of her luck from Jared Montgomery, who arranges for her to take on his cousin James Taggert as a private physical therapy client for the summer. Hallie expects a spoiled, frivolous playboy, but Jamie surprises her by being kind, considerate, and humble - not to mention incredibly strong and handsome. But Jamie's hiding something: every night Hallie hears him crying out in his sleep. Finding that only her presence can calm him, Hallie begins spending the night with Jamie, sneaking away every morning before he wakes up. It's not until Jamie's extended family descends onto the island to celebrate a lavish wedding that she discovers the truth: Jamie was a soldier, wounded in combat while saving a friend, and has suffered from PTSD since his return. Jamie withdraws, embarrassed by his vulnerability, while Hallie questions how she can trust him after he's lied to her all summer. But as the two team up to solve another of Nantucket's enchanting mysteries, whether it's the romantic island setting or possibly the work of some meddling matchmaker ghosts, Jamie begins to realize maybe he's found the one woman who can love him for who he is, scars and all"-- Provided by print publisher.

Off the page [sound recording]

June 22, 2015
Picoult, Jodi, 1966-
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2015.
9 sound discs (10 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Michael Bakkensen, Morgan Hallett, Nick Cordero, Suzy Jackson.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Sixteen-year-old Delilah is finally united with Oliver. There are, however, complications now that Oliver has been able to enter the real world. To exist in Delilah's world, Oliver must take the place of a regular boy. Enter Edgar, who agrees to take Oliver's role in Delilah's favorite book. In this multilayered universe, the line between what is on the page and what is possible is blurred, but all must be resolved for the characters to live happily ever after.

Wars of the Roses : Margaret of Anjou [sound recording]

June 22, 2015
Iggulden, Conn.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2015.
12 sound discs (14 hr., 30 min.) : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by John Curless.
Title from container.
Compact disc
It is 1454 and for over a year King Henry VI has remained all but exiled in Windsor Castle, struck down by his illness, his eyes vacant, his mind a blank. His fiercely loyal wife and Queen, Margaret of Anjou, safeguards her husband's interests, hoping that her son Edward will one day come to know his father. With each month that Henry is all but absent as king, Richard, the Duke of York, Protector of the Realm, extends his influence throughout the kingdom. The Trinity--Richard and the earls of Salisbury and Warwick--are a formidable trio, and together they seek to break the support of those who would raise their colors and their armies in the name of Henry and his Queen. But when the king unexpectedly recovers his senses and returns to London to reclaim his throne, the balance of power is once again plunged into turmoil. The clash of the Houses of Lancaster and York may be the beginning of a war that can tear England apart.

Wildfire in his arms [sound recording]

June 22, 2015
Lindsey, Johanna.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, Inc., p2015.
9 sound discs (11 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Tad Branson.
Title from container.
"HD Audio."
"With his work in Montana completed now that the Callahan-Warren feud has ended in marriage rather than bloodshed, Degan Grant sets out for California because it is far away from the home he wants to forget--until the US Marshal who saved his life calls in a favor. All Degan has to do is apprehend three outlaws on the marshal's list and turn them over to the law. Easy enough, he figures, for a man no one wants to tangle with. But then a bold young woman crosses his path. Maxine grew up so pretty and attracted so much unwanted attention in her Texas hometown that events spiraled out of control. She will try anything to escape the handsome, enigmatic gunfighter who intends to turn her over to a corrupt sheriff who will hang her instead of putting her on trial. Saddled with a sassy, spirited young woman who insists she is innocent, Degan must hunt down a vicious killer and keep an old enemy at bay. But forced into intimate proximity with his beguiling prisoner, he finds his desire sparking into a wildfire of passion, and he can no longer deny that it is time for them to risk confronting their pasts so he can have a chance at a future with her in his arms forever"--publisher.

The rumor

June 19, 2015
Hilderbrand, Elin, author.
℗2015
9 audio discs (approximately 11 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Erin Bennett, Kathleen McInerney, Rick Zieff.
Title from disc labels.
"A novel"--Container.
Nantucket writer Madeline King has a new novel coming out, The Rumor, and it's got bestseller potential. But Madeline is terrified, because in her desperation to revive her career, she's done the unthinkable: The Rumor reveals the truth behind an actual affair involving her best friend, Grace. And that's not the only strain on Madeline and Grace's friendship; one fateful night, the two women argue, voicing jealousies and resentments that have built for twenty years. Bereft of each other, they get caught in the snares of a mysterious and destructive stranger. Their fate hinges on The Rumor--and the secret it reveals.

The President's shadow

June 19, 2015
Meltzer, Brad, author.
℗2015
9 audio discs (approximately 11 hr., 30 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Scott Brick.
Title from disc labels.

Bertie's guide to life and mothers [sound recording]

June 18, 2015
McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2015.
8 sound discs (9 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Robert Ian Mackenzie.
Title from container.
"With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container.
It's not that poor Bertie Pollock is wishing his life away, but having anticipated his seventh birthday for so long he's now longing to be eighteen. But before then there's a lot of living to do and Bertie is not alone amongst the residents of Scotland Street in trying to do just that--with mixed fortunes.

Wicked charms [sound recording] : a Lizzy and Diesel novel

June 16, 2015
Evanovich, Janet.
[Westmister, MD] : Books on Tape ; New York : Random House Audio, [2015]
5 sound discs (6 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Lorelei King.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Dazzling her patrons with scrumptious cupcakes at her Salem, Massachusetts, bakery, Elizabeth Tucker continues to fall for the irresistible Diesel, who protects her from a villain who is seeking mystical stones tied to the seven deadly sins.

The Santangelos [sound recording]

June 11, 2015
Collins, Jackie.
New York : Macmillan Audio, 2015.
11 sound discs (14.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jackie Collins with Ari Fliakos, Holter Graham, January LaVoy, and Sydney Tamiia Poitier.
Title from disc labels.
"A novel"--Container.
A vicious hit. A vengeful enemy. A drug addled Colombian club owner. A sexcrazed Italian family. And the everpowerful Lucky Santangelo has to deal withthem all, while Max, her teenage daughter, is becoming the "It" girl in Europe'smodeling world.

Crystal keepers

June 10, 2015
Mull, Brandon, 1974- author.
℗2015
11 audio discs (13 hours) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Keith Nobbs.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Cole Randolph ventures to a new kingdom as he continues his search for his friends and also pursues his quest to mend what has gone awry with the magic in the Outskirts. Can he overcome the challenges ahead, or will he be stranded forever in a world between reality and imagination?

The angel court affair [sound recording]

June 8, 2015
Perry, Anne.
Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books, p2015.
10 sound discs (10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Davina Porter.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
When Thomas Pitt is tasked with playing bodyguard to Sofia Delacruz, a young and controversial British preacher who has been living in Spain and has returned to England on a mysterious errand, he thinks it's a waste of Special Branch's time and resources. But when kidnappers manage to reach Sofia murdering two of her companions in the process. Pitt learns that the message the lovely evangelist was meant to deliver was far more urgent than he knew. With his career on the line, he races to unravel the truth behind Sofia's disappearance, enlisting the help of his beloved wife Charlotte and his old friend Victor Narraway. And he soon realizes that if he cannot find Sofia before it's too late, the consequences could destroy not only his reputation, but the British empire itself.

Make something up : [stories you can't unread]

June 8, 2015
Palahniuk, Chuck, author.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2015]
9 audio discs (11 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Chuck Palahniuk, Ken Marks, Luis Moreno, Rich Orlow, T. Ryder Smith, and Scott Sowers.
Title from disc surface.
Compact disc.
Representing work that spans several years, this is a compilation of 21 stories and one novella (some previously published, some not) that will disturb and delight. The absurdity of both life and death are on full display; in "Zombies," the best and brightest of a high school prep school become tragically addicted to the latest drug craze: electric shocks from cardiac defibrillators. In "Knock, Knock," a son hopes to tell one last off-color joke to a father in his final moments, while in "Tunnel of Love," a massage therapist runs the curious practice of providing 'relief' to dying clients. And in "Excursion," fans will be thrilled to find to see a side of Tyler Durden never seen before in a precusor story to Fight Club.

The sound of glass [sound recording] : a novel

June 5, 2015
White, Karen (Karen S.)
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2015.
12 sound discs (14 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Susan Bennett and Thérèse Plummer.
Title from disc.
Compact disc.
It has been two years since the death of Merritt Heyward's husband, Cal, when she receives unexpected news--Cal's family home in Beaufort, South Carolina, bequeathed by Cal's reclusive grandmother, now belongs to Merritt. Charting the course of an uncertain life--and feeling guilt from her husband's tragic death--Merritt travels from her home in Maine to Beaufort, where the secrets of Cal's unspoken-of past reside among the pluff mud and jasmine of the ancestral Heyward home on the Bluff. This unknown legacy, now Merritt's, will change and define her as she navigates her new life--a new life complicated by the arrival of her too young stepmother and ten-year-old half-brother. Soon, in this house of strangers, Merritt is forced into unraveling the Heyward family past as she faces her own fears and finds the healing she needs in the salt air of the Lowcountry.

Dry bones

June 5, 2015
Johnson, Craig, 1961- author.
[Prince Frederick, MD] : Recorded Books, LLC, [2015]
7 audio discs (8 hr., 15 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by George Guidall.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
Wyoming's beloved lawman must solve his coldest case yet when a T. rex skeleton surfaces--along with a dead rancher--in Absaroka County.

Emma [sound recording] : a modern retelling

June 5, 2015
McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2015.
9 sound discs (10 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Susan Lyons.
Title from disc.
Compact disc.
Emma Woodhouse arrives home in Norfolk ready to embark on adult life. Not only has her sister, Isabella, been whisked away on a motorcycle up to London, but her astute governess, Miss Taylor is at a loose end, abandoned in the giant family pile, Hartfield, alongside Emma's anxiety-ridden father. Someone is needed to rule the roost and young Emma is more than happy to oblige. But there is only one person who can play with Emma's indestructible confidence, her old friend and inscrutable neighbor George Knightly -- this time has Emma finally met her match?

Falling in love

June 5, 2015
Leon, Donna, author.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2015]
7 audio discs (8 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by David Colacci.
Title from disc.
Compact disc.
Attending a performance by a opera star he saved in "Death at La Fenice," Brunetti learns that the singer is being stalked by an obsessed fan who subsequently attacks a fellow performer.

Garden of lies

June 4, 2015
Quick, Amanda, author.
[New York] : Recorded Books, LLC, [2015]
8 audio discs (10 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Louisa Jane Underwood.
Compact discs.
Anne Clifton was one of the finest women in Ursula Kern's employ. But Miss Clifton has met an untimely end. And Ursula is convinced it was not due to natural causes. Archaeologist and adventurer Slater Roxton thinks Mrs. Kern is off her head to meddle in such dangerous business. Nevertheless, he seems sensible enough to Ursula, though she does find herself unnerved by his self-possession and unreadable green-gold eyes.

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