New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Fiction

February 24, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Down the river unto the sea

February 22, 2018
Mosley, Walter, author.
New York : Hachette Audio, [2018]
6 audio discs (7 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Dion Graham.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
After serving time in Rikers Island solitary for assault, Joe King Oliver, who is an ex-NYPD investigator working as a private detective, receives a note from a woman who admits she was paid to frame him, compelling him to investigate.

Fifty fifty

February 22, 2018
Patterson, James, 1947-
©2017; ©2018.
8 audio discs (approximately 9 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Federay Holmes.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Sam Blue stands accused of the brutal murders of three young students, their bodies dumped near the Georges River. Only one person believes he is innocent: his sister, Detective Harriet Blue. And she's determined to prove it. But Harry's outburst at her brother's trial earns her a reassignment, to the outback. With no choice but to leave Sam's case alone, she relocates to Last Chance Valley, population 75, where a diary found on the roadside outlines a shocking plan: the massacre of the entire town. And the first killing, shortly after Harry's arrival, suggests the clock is already ticking. Meanwhile, back in Sydney, a young woman holds the key to crack Sam's case wide open. If only she could escape the madman holding her hostage.

Surprise me [sound recording] : a novel

February 22, 2018
Kinsella, Sophie, author.
©2018
9 audio discs (11 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Fiona Hardingham.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
After being together for ten years, Sylvie and Dan have all the trimmings of a happy life and marriage; they have a comfortable home, fulfilling jobs, beautiful twin girls, and communicate so seamlessly, they finish each other's sentences. However, a trip to the doctor projects they will live another 68 years together and panic sets in. They never expected 'until death do us part' to mean seven decades.

An American marriage : a novel

February 22, 2018
Jones, Tayari, author.
[Minneapolis, MN] : HighBridge Audio, 2018.
7 audio discs (9 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Sean Crisden and Elsa Davis.
Title from disc surface.
Compact discs.
Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American dream and the new South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy's time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy's conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.

Beautiful days : stories

February 22, 2018
Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- author.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2018]
11 audio discs (13 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Tavia Gilbert, Stephen Graybill, and Caitlin Kelly.
Compact discs.
Fleuve bleu -- Big burnt -- Owl eyes -- Except you bless me -- The quiet car -- The bereaved -- Les beaux jours -- Fractal -- Undocumented alien -- Donald Barthelme saved from oblivion -- The memorial field at Hazard, Minnesota.
In this collection of diverse stories, Joyce Carol Oates explores the most secret, intimate, and unacknowledged interior lives of characters not unlike ourselves, who assert their independence in acts of bold and often irrevocable defiance.

A death in Live Oak

February 22, 2018
Grippando, James, 1958- author.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2018]
10 audio discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Jonathan Davis.
Compact discs.
When a black fraternity president is murdered and the white president of another fraternity is accused, defense attorney Jack Swyteck must dig into the area's racist history to find the truth.

White houses [sound recording] : a novel

February 22, 2018
Bloom, Amy, 1953- author.
[New York] : Random House Audio, [2018]
6 audio discs (6 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Tonya Cornelisse.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
The unexpected and forbidden affair between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok unfolds in this work of historical fiction, offering a glimpse into the lives of these extraordinary people.

The Alice Network : a novel

February 20, 2018
Quinn, Kate, author.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2017]
12 audio discs (15 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Saskia Maarleveld.
Compact discs.
"It's 1947 and American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a fervent belief that her beloved French cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive somewhere. So when Charlie's family banishes her to Europe to have her "little problem" take care of, Charlie breaks free and heads to London determined to find out what happened to the cousin she loves like a sister. In 1915, Eve Gardiner burns to join the fight against the Germans and unexpectedly gets her chance to serve when she's recruited to work as a spy for the English. Sent into enemy-occupied France during The Great War, she's trained by the mesmerizing Lili, the "Queen of Spies", who manages a vast network of secret agents, right under the enemy's nose. Thirty years later, haunted by the betrayal that ultimately tore apart the Alice Network, Eve spends her days drunk and secluded in her crumbling London house. Until a young American barges in uttering a name Eve hasn't heard in decades, and launching them both on a mission to find the truth ... no matter where it leads"-- Provided by publisher.

The pope of Palm Beach : a novel

February 19, 2018
Dorsey, Tim, author.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2018]
8 audio discs (9 hr., 15 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Oliver Wyman.
Sequel to: Clownfish blues.
Compact discs.
Perpetually hunting Floridian arcana and lore, Serge and his permanently baked sidekick, Coleman, are on a frenzied literary pilgrimage that leads them back to Riviera Beach, the cozy seaside town where the boys spent their formative years. There's The Legend of Riviera Beach, aka Darby, a welder at the port who surfed the local waves long before the hot spots were hot. And there's a murkier legend of the crazy hermit living in a makeshift jungle compound farther up the mysterious Loxahatchee River than anyone dared to venture. As he digs into the past, Storm disturbs some long-forgotten ground, attracting the attention of a cast of villains.

The Kremlin's candidate : a novel

February 19, 2018
Matthews, Jason, 1951- author.
New York : Audioworks, imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio, [2018]
15 audio discs (ca. 18 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jeremy Bobb.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
A junior American code clerk has defected to the Russians. He informs the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service that former US Secretary of Commerce Natalie Childers manipulated US global trade agreements to facilitate trade deals for the investment conglomerate owned by her husband. Natalie is now the Democratic presidential candidate, in the middle of a vigorous national campaign. Meanwhile double agent Dominika Egorova is ordered by Vladimir Putin to begin work on a special operation in which Russia will inform candidate Childers that her malfeasance will be made public unless she agrees to order Pentagon budget cuts, to propose debilitating reforms in NATO, and to move toward the dissolution of the Atlantic Alliance.

Death of an honest man [sound recording]

February 16, 2018
Beaton, M. C., author.
[New York] : Hachette Book Group, [2018]
5 audio discs (5.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Paul English, newcomer to Lochdubh, has insulted nearly everyone on police sergeant Hamish Macbeth's beat--so when Paul is murdered, Hamish is faced with a wide array of suspects. And he's lost the services of his clumsy policeman, Charlie. Can Hamish find the killer on his own?

Iron gold

February 15, 2018
Brown, Pierce, 1988- author.
©2018
19 audio discs (23.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by John Curless, Julian Elfer, Aedín Moloney, Tim Gerard Reynolds.
Series statement from container.
Compact discs.
Ten years after the events of Morning Star, Darrow and the Rising are battling the remaining Gold loyalist forces and are closer than ever to abolishing the color-coded caste system of Society for good. But new foes will emerge from the shadows to threaten the imperfect victory Darrow and his friends have earned.

Hellbent [sound recording]

February 12, 2018
Hurwitz, Gregg Andrew, author.
[Grand Haven, Michigan] : Brilliance Audio, [2018]
10 audio discs (12 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Scott Brick.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Evan Smoak was trained as an assassin, then disappeared and dedicated himself to helping the desperate. But this time, the man needing help is the one who raised and trained him, the only father Evan has ever known.

A map of the dark [sound recording]: a novel

February 12, 2018
Ellis, Karen, author.
[Ashland, OR] : Blackstone Audio, [2018]
6 audio discs (7 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Lisa Flanagan.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
While her father lies dying in a hospital North of New York City, FBI Agent Elsa Myers answers the NYPD's call to assist in the search for Ruby, a teenage girl abducted from Forest Hills, Queens. Throughout the critical first hours of the case, a series of false leads obscures the fact that Ruby was taken by a serial offender, and that her life may not be the only one in danger. With each passing hour, Elsa's carefully compartmentalized world collapses around her. Everything that she has buried, her fraught relationship with her sister and niece, her self-destructive past, her mother's death, threatens to resurface, with devastating consequences.

The wife : a novel

February 12, 2018
Burke, Alafair, author.
©2018
7 audio discs (8 hr., 15 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Xe Sands.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Marrying an economics professor she met while catering an East Hampton dinner party, Angela finds her tragic past coming under scrutiny at the same time she is asked to defend her husband against wrongful accusations.

Night moves

February 12, 2018
Kellerman, Jonathan, author.
[New York] : Random House Audio, [2018]
10 audio discs (12 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by John Rubinstein.
Compact discs.
"Even with all his years of experience, LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis knows there are crimes his skill and savvy cannot solve alone. That's when he calls on brilliant psychologist Alex Delaware to read between the lines, where the darkest motives lurk. And if ever the good doctor's insight is needed, it's at the scene of a murder as baffling as it is brutal. There's no spilled blood, no evidence of a struggle, and, thanks to the victim's missing face and hands, no immediate means of identification. And no telling why the disfigured corpse of a stranger has appeared in an upscale L.A. family's home. Chet Corvin, his wife, and their two teenage children are certain the John Doe is unknown to them. And yet their cooperation seems oddly guarded. But even the Corvins' thin response is more than Milo and Alex can elicit from their creepy next-door neighbor--a notorious cartoonist with a warped sense of humor and a seriously antisocial attitude. As the investigation ensues, it becomes clear that this well-to-do suburban enclave has its share of curious eyes, suspicious minds, and loose lips. And as Milo tightens the screws on potential persons of interest--and Alex tries to breach the barriers that guard their deepest secrets--a strangling web of corrupted love, cold-blooded greed, and shattered trust is exposed. Though the grass may be greener on these privileged streets, there's enough dirt below the surface to bury a multitude of sins. Including the deadliest. -- Provided by publisher.

Jurassic Park [sound recording]

February 12, 2018
Crichton, Michael, 1942-2008, author.
2015
12 audio discs (15 hr., 19 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Scott Brick.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Creatures once extinct now roam Jurassic Park, soon to be opened as a theme park. But something goes wrong, and science proves a dangerous toy.

White chrysanthemum

February 9, 2018
Bracht, Mary Lynn, author.
New York : Penguin Audio ; [Westminster, Maryland] : Books on Tape, [2018]
9 audio discs (10 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by Greta Jung.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Korea, 1943, under Japanese occupation: As a haenyeo, a female diver of the sea, Hana enjoys an independence that few other Koreans can still claim. Until the day she saves her younger sister from a Japanese soldier and is herself captured and transported to Manchuria. There she is forced to become a 'comfort woman' in a Japanese military brothel. South Korea, 2011: Emi has spent more than sixty years trying to forget the sacrifice her sister made. Seeing the healing of her children and her country, can Emi move beyond the legacy of war to find forgiveness?-- Adapted from book jacket.

The great alone : a novel

February 7, 2018
Hannah, Kristin, author.
[New York] : Macmillan Audio, [2018]
12 audio discs (15 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Julia Whelan.
Compact discs.
Lenora Allbright is 13 when her father convinces her mother, Cora, to forgo their inauspicious existence in Seattle and move to Kaneq, AK. It's 1974, and the former Vietnam POW sees a better future away from the noise and nightmares that plague him. Having been left a homestead by a buddy who died in the war, Ernt is secure in his beliefs, but never was a family less prepared for the reality of Alaska, the long, cold winters and isolation. Locals want to help out, especially classmate Matthew Walker, who likes everything about Leni. Yet the harsh conditions bring out the worst in Ernt, whose paranoia takes over their lives and exacerbates what Leni sees as the toxic relationship between her parents. The Allbrights are as green as greenhorns can be, and even first love must endure unimaginable hardship and tragedy as the wilderness tries to claim more victims.

Into the black nowhere [sound recording]

February 7, 2018
Gardiner, Meg, author.
[New York] : Penguin Audio, [2018]
10 audio discs (12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Hillary Huber.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
In southern Texas, on Saturday nights, women are disappearing. Rookie FBI agent Caitlin Hendrix, newly assigned to the elite Behavioral Analysis Unit, fears a serial killer is roaming near Austin.

The tumbling Turner sisters

February 7, 2018
Fay, Juliette, author.
©2016
9 audio discs (11 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Katie Schorr and Eileen Stevens.
Compact discs.
"In 1919, the four Turner sisters and their parents are barely scraping along. Their father is a low-paid boot stitcher in Johnson City, NY, and the Turners are always one paycheck away from eviction. When their father's hand is crushed and he's forced to quit, their domineering mother decides that the vaudeville stage is their best--and only--chance for salvation. With everything at stake, the Tumbling Turners take to the road and the four young women, teenagers Gert, Winnie, and Kit, and Nell, a 22-year-old new mother and recent widow of the Great War, are soon immersed in the tumultuous world of American Vaudeville on a nine-city tour that will make or break them. Swindlers and ne'er-do-wells await in abundance, but so does kindness, and just maybe a chance at love."--Provided by publisher.

The last ballad [sound recording] : a novel

February 6, 2018
Cash, Wiley, author.
℗2017 ©2017
11 audio discs (14 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Karen White and Elizabeth Wiley.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
When the union leaflets first come through the mill, Ella May has a taste of hope. But the mill owners claim the union is nothing but a front for the Bolshevik menace sweeping across Europe. To maintain their control, the owners will use every means in their power. Inspired by actual events, Wiley Cash brings to life the heartbreak and bravery of the struggle of the labor movement in early twentieth-century America.

The witches' tree

February 6, 2018
Beaton, M. C., author.
©2017
6 audio discs (6 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Alison Larkin.
Title from disc surface.
Compact discs.
Investigating the murder of an elderly woman whose body was found hanging from a tree, Agatha Raisin takes the case but begins to fear for her reputation and her life when two more murders occur.

A state of freedom [sound recording] : a novel

February 5, 2018
Mukherjee, Neel. author.
2017
8 audio discs (9 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Sartaj Gerewal.
Unabridged.
Title from container.
A novel which breaks open the central, defining events of displacement and migration. Five different people in very different circumstances find out what it means to be dislocated and each gains a desire to get more out of life.

Poison

February 5, 2018
Lescroart, John T., author.
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2018]
9 audio discs (600 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jacques Roy.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
From the master of the legal thriller, John Lescroart, comes a dramatic family drama in which attorney Dismas Hardy is called on to defend a former client against the accusation of murder.

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