New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Fiction

March 26, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Cuba Straits

March 25, 2015
White, Randy Wayne.
[New York] : Penguin Audio, [2015]
8 audio discs (8 hr., 45 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by George Guidall.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
"Doc Ford's old friend, General Juan Garcia, has gone into the lucrative business of smuggling Cuban baseball players into the U.S. He is also feasting on profits made by buying historical treasures for pennies on the dollar. He prefers what dealers call HPC items--high-profile collectibles--but when he manages to obtain a collection of letters written by Fidel Castro between 1960-62 to a secret girlfriend, it's not a matter of money anymore. Garcia has stumbled way out of his depth. First Garcia disappears, and then the man to whom he sold the letters. When Doc Ford begins to investigate, he soon becomes convinced that those letters contain a secret that someone, or some powerful agency, cannot allow to be made public. A lot happened between Cuba and the United States from 1960-62. Many men died. A few more will hardly be noticed."-- Provided by publisher.

We are all completely beside ourselves [sound recording]

March 25, 2015
Fowler, Karen Joy.
[Ashland, OR] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., p2013.
7 sound discs (ca. 9 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Orlagh Cassidy.
Subtitle from container.
"Tracks Every 3 Minutes."
Narrator, Rosemary Cook, begins her story in the middle. "I spent the first eighteen years of my life defined by this one fact: I was raised with a chimpanzee," she tells us. "It's never going to be the first thing I share with someone. I tell you Fern was a chimp and already you aren't thinking of her as my sister. But until Fern's expulsion, I'd scarcely known a moment alone. She was my twin, my funhouse mirror, my whirlwind other half, and I loved her as a sister." Rosemary was not yet six when Fern was removed. Over the years, she's managed to block a lot of memories. She's smart, vulnerable, innocent, and culpable. With some guile, she guides us through the darkness, penetrating secrets and unearthing memories, leading us deeper into the mystery she has dangled before us from the start. Stripping off the protective masks that have hidden truths too painful to acknowledge, in the end, "Rosemary" truly is for remembrance.

The girl on the train [sound recording] : a novel

March 25, 2015
Hawkins, Paula.
[New York] : Penguin Audio, ℗2015.
9 sound discs (11 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, and India Fisher.
Title from disc labels.
Compact disc.
A psychological thriller about a woman who becomes emotionally entangled in a murder investigation because of something she witnesses on her daily commute.

A deadly web [sound recording]

March 24, 2015
Hooper, Kay.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, 2014.
7 sound discs (8 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Joyce Bean.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
John Brodie is a Guardian, a member of a secret network devoted to protecting the psychics in his charge from a ruthless enemy. Tasha Solomon is unaware of the Guardians' existence, until the night the psychic suffers a shocking and violent attack and Brodie saves her life. Tasha isn't used to depending on anyone, but the assault has left her vulnerable. Now, she is forced to trust that Brodie can guide her toward a safe harbor; one she fears is more elusive with each dark and endless night.

The Cavendon women [sound recording] : a novel

March 24, 2015
Bradford, Barbara Taylor, 1933-
New York : Macmillan Audio, 2015.
11 sound discs (13 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Anna Bentinck.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
Follows the Inghams' and the Swanns' journey from a family weekend in the summer of 1926 through to the devastation of the Wall Street crash of 1929. It all begins on a summer weekend in July of 1926 when, for the first time in years, the earl has planned a family weekend. As the family members come together, secrets, problems, joys, and sorrows are revealed.

The dream lover : a novel

March 24, 2015
Berg, Elizabeth, author.
[Grand Haven, MI] : Brilliance Audio [2015]
10 audio discs (12 hr., 50 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Emily Sutton-Smith.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
"George Sand was a 19th century French novelist known not only for her novels but even more for her scandalous behavior. After leaving her estranged husband, Sand moved to Paris where she wrote, wore men's clothing, smoked cigars, and had love affairs with famous men and an actress named Marie. In an era of incredible artistic talent, Sand was the most famous female writer of her time. Her lovers and friends included Frederic Chopin, Gustave Flaubert, Franz Liszt, Eugene Delacroix, Victor Hugo, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and more. In a major departure, Elizabeth Berg has created a gorgeous novel about the life of George Sand, written in luminous prose, with exquisite insight into the heart and mind of a woman who was considered the most passionate and gifted genius of her time"-- Provided by publisher.

Monsters

March 19, 2015
Bick, Ilsa J., author.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, [2013]
18 sound discs (21 hr., 17 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Katherine Kellgren.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
When her parents died, Alex thought things couldn't get much worse, until the doctors found the monster in her head. She headed into the wilderness as a good-bye, to leave everything behind. But then the end of the world happened, and Alex took the first step down a treacherous road of betrayal and terror and death. Now she discovers a new and horrifying truth. The Change isn't over. The Changed are still evolving. And, they've had help.

NYPD red 3

March 18, 2015
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
[New York] : Hachette Audio, 2015.
6 audio discs (approximately 7 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Reading by Edoardo Ballerini and Jay Snyder of the 2015 book.
Title from disc labels.
Compact disc.
Hunter Alden, Jr., a billionaire businessman, has it all: a sexy wife, a brilliant teenage son, and an ever-growing fortune. But his perfect life shatters one horrific night when he discovers the severed head of his chauffeur, stuffed in a bag marked, in blood, with his son's initials. Now his son is missing, and the price to get him back might be too high; even for one of the world's richest men.

The patriot threat [sound recording]

March 18, 2015
Berry, Steve, 1955-
[New York] : Macmillan Audio, 2015.
11 sound discs (14 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Scott Brick.
Compact discs.
"The 16th Amendment to the Constitution legalized federal income tax, but what if there were problems with the 1913 ratification of that amendment? Problems that call into question decades of tax collecting, and could even bring down the US economy. There is a surprising truth to this possibility a truth wholly entertained by Steve Berry, a top-ten New York Times bestselling writer, in his new thriller, The Patriot Threat. His protagonist, Cotton Malone, once a member of an elite intelligence division within the Justice Department known as the Magellan Billet, is now retired. But when his former boss, Stephanie Nelle, asks him to track a rogue North Korean who may have acquired some top secret Treasury Department files the kind that could bring the United States to its knees. Malone is vaulted into a harrowing twenty-four-hour chase that begins on the water in Venice and ends in the remote highlands of Croatia. With appearances by Franklin Roosevelt, Andrew Mellon, and a curious painting that still hangs in the National Gallery of Art, Steve Berry's trademark mix of history and suspense is 90% fact and 10% exciting speculation, a provocative thriller that poses a dangerous question. What if the federal income tax is illegal?"--Publisher.

The dead play on [sound recording]

March 18, 2015
Graham, Heather.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, p2015.
8 sound discs (ca. 10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Natalie Ross.
Title from disc labels.
"A Caffery & Quinn novel"--Container.
Musicians are being murdered in New Orleans. But Arnie Watson apparently died by his own hand. When Tyler Anderson plays the saxophone he inherited from Arnie, a soldier and musician who died soon after his return, he believes he sees visions of his friend's life-and death.

Cold betrayal [sound recording]

March 12, 2015
Jance, Judith A.
℗2015
9 sound discs (ca. 10 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Karen Ziemba.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
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. Something about her strikes a chord in Sister Anselm, reminding her of a case she worked years before when another young girl wasn't so lucky.

The stranger [sound recording]

March 12, 2015
Coben, Harlan, 1962-
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, p2015.
8 sound discs (9 hr., 49 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by George Newbern.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
Married parents Adam and Hannah confront the shocking secret on which their marriage is built, leaving Adam wondering whether he ever truly knew Hannah at all.

Someone is watching [sound recording] : [a novel]

March 12, 2015
Fielding, Joy.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, 2015.
11 sound discs (12 hr., 39 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Christina Traister.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
Deeply shaken after a brutal attack, Bailey Carpenter struggles to reclaim control over what had once seemed like a neatly-ordered life. Unable to face her job, her friends, or even the world outside her apartment, Bailey is trapped with her thoughts, replaying the attack in her desperate search for every detail that will help the police uncover the identity of her unknown assailant.

Death of a hussy [sound recording]

March 12, 2015
Beaton, M. C., author.
℗2013.
4 audio discs (approximately 5 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Shaun Grindell.
Title from container.
"Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container.
The best that can be said of wealthy Maggie Baird is that inside her middle-aged body, there still beats the heart of a beautiful tart. So when her car catches fire with Maggie in it, there are five likely suspects right on the premises of her luxurious Highlands cottage. But when the evidence points to the wrong person entirely, Hamish must dig deep to stop the real murderer's escape.

Dreaming spies

March 11, 2015
King, Laurie R., author.
Prince Frederick, Maryland : Recorded Books, [2015]
10 audio discs (approximately 12 hr., 15 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Jenny Sterlin.
Title from disc labels.
"A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes"--container.
"After a lengthy case that had the couple traipsing all over India, Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are on their way to California to deal with some family business that Russell has been neglecting for far too long. Along the way, they plan to break up the long voyage with a sojourn in southern Japan. The cruising steamer Thomas Carlyle is leaving Bombay, bound for Kobe. Though they're not the vacationing types, Russell is looking forward to a change of focus--not to mention a chance to travel to a location Holmes has not visited before. The idea of the pair being on equal footing is enticing to a woman who often must race to catch up with her older, highly skilled husband. Aboard the ship, intrigue stirs almost immediately. Holmes recognizes the famous clubman the Earl of Darley, whom he suspects of being an occasional blackmailer: not an unlikely career choice for a man richer in social connections than in pounds sterling. And then there's the lithe, surprisingly fluent young Japanese woman who befriends Russell and quotes haiku. She agrees to tutor the couple in Japanese language and customs, but Russell can't shake the feeling that Haruki Sato is not who she claims to be. Once in Japan, Russell's suspicions are confirmed in a most surprising way. From the glorious city of Tokyo to the cavernous library at Oxford, Russell and Holmes race to solve a mystery involving international extortion, espionage, and the shocking secrets that, if revealed, could spark revolution--and topple an empire" -- provided by publisher.

Ashes [sound recording]

March 10, 2015
Bick, Ilsa J.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio ; Prince Frederick, MD : Distributed by Recorded Books, [2012], p2011.
10 sound discs (11 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Katherine Kellgren.
Title from disc labels.
Compact disc.
Alex, a resourceful seventeen-year-old running from her incurable brain tumor, Tom, who has left the war in Afghanistan, and Ellie, an angry eight-year-old, join forces after an electromagnetic pulse sweeps through the sky and kills most of the world's population, turning some of those who remain into zombies and giving the others superhuman senses.

Hush hush

March 5, 2015
Lippman, Laura, 1959- author.
℗2015
9 audio discs (10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jan Maxwell.
Compact disc.
"A Tess Monaghan novel"--Container
"On a searing August day, Melisandre Harris Dawes committed the unthinkable: she left her two-month-old daughter locked in a car while she sat nearby on the shores of the Patapsco River. Melisandre was found not guilty by reason of criminal insanity, although there was much skepticism about her mental state. Freed, she left the country, her husband and her two surviving children, determined to start over. But now Melisandre has returned Baltimore to meet with her estranged teenage daughters and wants to film the reunion for a documentary. The problem is, she relinquished custody and her ex, now remarried, isn't sure he approves. Now that's she's a mother herself--short on time, patience--Tess Monaghan wants nothing to do with a woman crazy enough to have killed her own child. But her mentor and close friend Tyner Gray, Melisandre's lawyer, has asked Tess and her new partner, retired Baltimore P.D. homicide detective Sandy Sanchez, to assess Melisandre's security needs. As a former reporter and private investigator, Tess tries to understand why other people break the rules and the law. Yet the imperious Melisandre is something far different from anyone she's encountered. A decade ago, a judge ruled that Melisandre was beyond rational thought. But was she? Tess tries to ignore the discomfort she feels around the confident, manipulative Melisandre. But that gets tricky after Melisandre becomes a prime suspect in a murder. Yet as her suspicions deepen, Tess realizes that just as she's been scrutinizing Melisandre, a judgmental stalker has been watching her every move as well" -- provided by publisher.

One wish [sound recording]

March 5, 2015
Carr, Robyn.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2015.
9 sound discs (10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Thérèse Plummer.
Title from disc label.
"With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container.
Starting a new life as a flower-shop owner, former champion figure skater Grace Dillon begins a no-strings-attached relationship with high school teacher Troy Headly.

Last one home [sound recording] : a novel

March 4, 2015
Macomber, Debbie.
[Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape ; New York : Random House Audio, [2015]
9 sound discs (10 hr., 41 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author and Rebecca Lowman.
Title from disc label
Compact disc.
"The Palmer sisters couldn't be more different. Karen, the eldest, is the responsible one the one who got the grades, married the perfect guy, and has two wonderful, high-achieving children. Cassie is the rebellious one, who got pregnant right after high school and married the wrong man, despite her family's misgivings. And Nicole is a free, creative spirit, who's always been indulged and pampered as the baby of the family who could do no wrong. These differences were enough to drive the three sisters apart over the years, but their mother's unexpected death makes them realize that she would have wanted them to repair old wounds and let bygones be bygones. What they discover is that none of their lives are as perfect as they seem, and despite their differences, they're the only family each other can depend on.

Everything I never told you

March 4, 2015
Ng, Celeste, author.
℗2014
8 audio discs (approximately 10 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Cassandra Campbell.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
Lydia is dead. But they don't know this yet. So begins the story of this exquisite debut novel, about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee; their middle daughter, a girl who inherited her mother's bright blue eyes and her father's jet-black hair. Her parents are determined that Lydia will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue--in Marilyn's case that her daughter become a doctor rather than a homemaker, in James's case that Lydia be popular at school, a girl with a busy social life and the center of every party. When Lydia's body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together tumbles into chaos, forcing them to confront the long-kept secrets that have been slowly pulling them apart. James, consumed by guilt, sets out on a reckless path that may destroy his marriage. Marilyn, devastated and vengeful, is determined to find a responsible party, no matter what the cost. Lydia's older brother, Nathan, is certain that the neighborhood bad boy Jack is somehow involved. But it's the youngest of the family-Hannah-who observes far more than anyone realizes and who may be the only one who knows the truth about what happened. A profoundly moving story of family, history, and the meaning of home, Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, exploring the divisions between cultures and the rifts within a family, and uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another.

Mightier than the sword [sound recording]

February 25, 2015
Archer, Jeffrey, 1940-
New York : Macmillan Audio, 2015.
11 sound discs (13 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Alex Jennings.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
When Harry arrives in New York, his publisher Harold Guinzberg tells him he has been elected as the next president of English PEN, which will give him the opportunity to launch a campaign for the release of a fellow author, Anatoly Babakov, who is languishing in a Russian Gulag in Siberia. His crime, writing a book Uncle Joe, which gives an insight into what it was like to work for Josef Stalin.

The assassin [sound recording]

February 25, 2015
Cussler, Clive.
[New York] : Penguin Audio, c2015.
9 sound discs (10.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Scott Brick.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
As Van Dorn private detective Isaac Bell strives to land a government contract to investigate John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil monopoly, the case takes a deadly turn. A sniper begins murdering opponents of Standard Oil, kills Bell's best witness, a brave and likable man. Then the shooter detonates a terrible explosion that sets the victim's independent refinery ablaze. Bell summons his best detectives to scour the site of the crime for evidence.

The Martian [sound recording] : a novel

February 25, 2015
Weir, Andy, author.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, [2014]
9 audio discs (10 hours, 59 minutes) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by R. C. Bray.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Mark Whitney was nearly killed by a dust storm on Mars and was abandoned by his crew who thought him dead. Now he's all alone with no way of letting Earth know he's alive, which doesn't matter because his supplies would run out before they'd get there. Either way, the environment or human error will likely kill him first. Not giving in, Mark works to survive, battling obstacle after obstacle, but will it be enough?

Death of a prankster [sound recording]

February 25, 2015
Beaton, M. C., author.
℗2013
5 audio discs (approximately 5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Shaun Grindell.
Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking.
Compact discs.
Rich, old practical joker Andrew Trent summons his kin to his remote home to torment them with a new bag of unfunny jokes. But this time the body that falls out of the closet is Andrew Trent's own. And nobody's laughing. Especially not Constable Hamish Macbeth, who is hard put to glean any information from Trent's unappealing nearest and dearest. And when the constable's former flame inserts her beautiful self into the case, Hamish must muster all his native guile to carry him through.

Blood infernal [sound recording]

February 19, 2015
Rollins, James, 1961-
New York : HarperAudio, [2015]
13 sound discs (15 hr., 50 min., 56 sec.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Christian Baskous.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
A scourge of grisly murders sweeps the globe, Erin Granger must decipher the truth behind an immortal prophecy foretold in the Blood Gospel, a tome written by Christ and lost for centuries: The shackles of Lucifer have been loosened, and his Chalice remains lost. Erin must again join with Army Sergeant Jordan Stone and Father Rhun Korza to search for the lost treasure. But it has already fallen into the hands of a demon named Legion, before whom even the walls of the Vatican will fall.

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