New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Fiction

April 30, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

War hawk

April 29, 2016
Rollins, James, 1961- author.
[New York] : Harper Audio, [2016]
10 audio discs (12.5 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Scott Aiello.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
While helping a former army colleague, who's on the run from assassins, Tucker Wayne and his military dog, Kane, must stop a psycho trying to commandeer all the resources of modern warfare.

Extreme prey [sound recording]

April 29, 2016
Sandford, John, 1944 February 23-
[New York] : Penguin Audio, 2016.
9 sound discs (11.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Richard Ferrone.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Lucas Davenport is on a campaign tour with his friend, the governor, who is running for president. When he realizes someone is trying to assassinate the governor, Lucas must do everything he can to protect him.

The apartment

April 29, 2016
Steel, Danielle, author.
Grand Haven, Michigan : Brilliance Audio, [2016]
7 audio discs (8.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Dan John Miller.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
"They come together by chance in the heart of New York City, four young women at turning points in their lives. Claire Kelly finds the walk-up apartment--a spacious loft in Hell's Kitchen. But the aspiring shoe designer needs at least one roommate to manage it. She meets Abby Williams, a writer trying to make it on her own, far away from her successful family in L.A. Four years later, Morgan Shelby joins them. She's ambitious, with a serious finance job on Wall Street. Then Sasha Hartman, a medical student whose identical twin sister is a headline-grabbing supermodel. And so the sprawling space, with its exposed brick and rich natural light, becomes a home to friends about to embark on new, exhilarating adventures. Frustrated by her ultra-conservative boss, Claire soon faces a career crisis as a designer. Abby is under the spell of an older man, an off-off-Broadway producer who exploits her and detours her from her true talent as a novelist, while destroying her self-confidence. Morgan is happily in love with a successful restaurateur who supplies her roommates with fine food. At her office, she begins to suspect something is off about her boss, a legendary investment manager whom she's always admired. But does she even know him? And Sasha begins an all-work-no-play residency as an OB/GYN, as her glamorous jet-set sister makes increasingly risky decisions. Their shared life in the apartment grounds them as they bring one another comfort and become a family of beloved friends. Unexpected opportunities alter the course of each of their lives, and as they meet the challenges, they face the bittersweet reality that in time, they will inevitably move away from the place where their dreams began. This vibrant, tender, and moving tale pulses with the excitement of New York City, as Danielle Steel explores twists of fate, and the way that sometimes, in special places, friends can be the family we need most"-- Provided by publisher.

Honky Tonk Samurai

April 29, 2016
Lansdale, Joe R., 1951- author.
℗2016
9 audio discs (10 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Christopher Ryan Grant.
Compact discs.
The beloved odd PI pair Hap Collins and Leonard Pine help a grandmother find her missing granddaughter.The story starts simply enough when Hap, a former '60s activist and self-proclaimed white trash rebel, and Leonard, a tough, black, gay Vietnam vet and Republican with an addiction to Dr. Pepper, are working a freelance surveillance job in East Texas. The uneventful stakeout is coming to an end when the pair witness a man abusing his dog. Leonard takes matters into his own fists, and now the bruised dog abuser wants to press charges.One week later, a woman named Lilly Buckner drops by their new PI office with a proposition: find her missing granddaughter, or she'll turn in a video of Leonard beating the dog abuser. The pair agrees to take on the cold case and soon discover that the used car dealership where her granddaughter worked is actually a front for a prostitution ring. The mystery of her disappearance only deepens from there.Filled with Lansdale's trademark whip-smart dialogue, relentless pacing, and unorthodox characters, Honky Tonk Samurai is a rambunctious thrill ride by one hell of a writer.

The widow

April 29, 2016
Barton, Fiona, author.
New York, New York : Books on Tape, [2016]
8 audio discs (10.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Hannah Curtis, Nicholas Guy Smith, Mandy Williams, Jayne Entwistle, Steve West.
Compact discs.
"Following the twists and turns of an unimaginable crime, The Widow is an electrifying debut thriller that will take you into the dark spaces that exist between a husband and a wife. When the police started asking questions, Jean Taylor turned into a different woman. One who enabled her and her husband to carry on when more bad things began to happen. . . But that woman's husband died last week. And Jean doesn't have to be her anymore. There's a lot Jean hasn't said over the years about the crime her husband was suspected of committing. She was too busy being the perfect wife, standing by her man while living with the accusing glares and the anonymous harassment. Now there's no reason to stay quiet. There are people who want to hear her story. They want to know what it was like living with that man. She can tell them that there were secrets. There always are in a marriage. The truth--that's all anyone wants. But the one lesson Jean has learned in the last few years is that she can make people believe anything. . . "-- Provided by publisher.

The blackbirds

April 25, 2016
Dickey, Eric Jerome, author.
©2016
15 audio discs (18 hr., 5 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Adenrele Ojo.
Title from container.
"They call themselves the Blackbirds. Kwanzaa Browne, Indigo Abdulrahaman, Destiny Jones, and Ericka Stockwell are four best friends who are closer than sisters and will go to the ends of the earth for one another. Yet even their deep bond can't heal all wounds from their individual pasts, as the collegiate and post-collegiate women struggle with their own demons, drama, and desires."--Container insert.

Eligible : a novel

April 25, 2016
Sittenfeld, Curtis, author.
©2016
11 audio discs (13 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Cassandra Campbell.
Title from container.
"A modern retelling of Pride and prejudice."--Front cover.
"This version of the Bennet family—and Mr. Darcy—is one that you have and haven’t met before: Liz is a magazine writer in her late thirties who, like her yoga instructor older sister, Jane, lives in New York City. When their father has a health scare, they return to their childhood home in Cincinnati to help—and discover that the sprawling Tudor they grew up in is crumbling and the family is in disarray. Wonderfully tender and hilariously funny, Eligible both honors and updates Austen’s beloved tale tackling gender, class, courtship, and family."--Provided by publisher.

Blue : a novel

April 22, 2016
Steel, Danielle, author.
©2015.
7 audio discs (8 hr., 7 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Alexander Cendese.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Ginny Carter was once a rising star in TV news, married to a top anchorman, with a three-year-old son and a full and happy life in Beverly Hills. Then her whole world is dissolved in a single instant on the freeway two days before Christmas. In the aftermath, she pieces her life back together and tries to find meaning in her existence as a human rights worker in the worst areas around the globe. Then, on the anniversary of the fateful accident, and wrestling with the lure of death herself, she meets a boy who will cause her life to change forever yet again.

The summer before the war [sound recording] : a novel

April 22, 2016
Simonson, Helen.
New York : Random House Audio, 2016.
13 sound discs (16 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Fiona Hardingham.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Arriving in the village of Rye, England, in 1914, Beatrice Nash, a young woman of good family, becomes the first female teacher of Latin at the local school and falls in love with her sponsor's nephew.

At the edge of the orchard : a novel

April 22, 2016
Chevalier, Tracy, author.
[New York] : Penguin Audio ; [Westminster, Maryland] : Books on Tape, [2016]
7 audio discs (9 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Mark Bramhall, Hillary Huber, Kirby Heyborne, and Cassandra Morris.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
James Goodenough, whose family had originally settled in Connecticut from England brings his family to Ohio to carve out a new life for them in the Black Swamp in 1838. Fifteen years later their youngest son, Robert, who has been running west to escape his memories of the past, takes solace in a very different kind of tree--the redwoods and sequoias of California. But Robert's past catches up with him and he's forced to confront what he's running from and work out for himself that you can't run forever.

The friends we keep

April 22, 2016
Mallery, Susan, author.
℗2015.
9 audio discs (11 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 12 cm.
Performed by Tanya Eby.
Title from disc label.
While Gabby Schaefer reels in the face of crushing news that has thwarted her plans to return to work, Hayley Batchelor pursues high-risk fertility treatments and Nicole Lord fears falling in love after emerging from a divorce from a man who barely touched her heart.

What we find [sound recording]

April 22, 2016
Carr, Robyn.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2016.
8 audio discs (10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Thérèse Plummer.
Title from disc.
Compact disc.
A Denver neurosurgeon relocates to the small rural town named after her ancestor in the aftermath of a wrongful malpractice suit to recover and reconnect with her estranged father.

'Til death do us part

April 22, 2016
Quick, Amanda, author.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, 2016.
8 audio discs (10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Louise Jane Underwood.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
Calista Langley operates an exclusive introduction agency in Victorian London, catering to respectable ladies and gentlemen who find themselves alone in the world. Now a dangerously obsessive individual has begun sending her trinkets and gifts suitable only for those in deepest mourning: a black mirror, a funeral wreath, a ring set with black jet stone.

Hide away [sound recording]

April 22, 2016
Johansen, Iris.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2016.
9 audio discs (11 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Elizabeth Rodgers.
Title from disc.
Compact disc.
Dramatic changes are on the horizon for Eve and Joe Quinn and their relationship may never be the same. Faced with the task of protecting Cara Delaney, a young girl with ruthless enemies who want to see her dead, Eve takes her away to the remote Scottish Highlands where they join Jane MacGuire in search of a hidden treasure. But nowhere is far enough away to protect Cara from danger.

The last mile [sound recording]

April 19, 2016
Baldacci, David, author.
[New York] : Hachette Audio, 2016.
10 sound discs (720 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy.
Title from web page.
Compact discs.
Melvin Mars awaits his fate on Death Row. He was one of America's most promising football stars until, aged twenty-years-old, he was arrested and convicted for the murder of his parents just as he was due to begin a very lucrative contract with the NFL. When Amos Decker, newly appointed special agent with the FBI, hears the news that Melvin was saved in the final seconds before his execution because someone has confessed to the killings, he persuades his boss to allow him to carry out an investigation into the Mars murders.

Most wanted

April 15, 2016
Scottoline, Lisa.
℗2016
10 audio discs (12 hr., 30 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Julia Whelan.
Compact discs.
"When a woman and her husband, desperate for a baby, find themselves unable to conceive, they decide to take further steps. Since it is the husband who is infertile, the heroine decides to use a donor. And all seems to be well. Three months pass and she is happily pregnant. But a shocking revelation occurs when she discovers that a man arrested for a series of brutal murders is her donor-- the biological father of the child she is carrying. Delving deeper to uncover the truth, the heroine must face her worst fears, and confront a terrifying truth."--Provided by publisher.

Family jewels [sound recording] : [a Stone Barrington novel]

April 15, 2016
Woods, Stuart.
[Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape ; New York : Penguin Audio, [2016]
6 sound discs (6 hr., 48 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Tony Roberts.
Title from disc ; Subtitle taken from container.
Compact discs.
"Stone Barrington's newest client seems to be a magnet for trouble. A poised lady of considerable wealth, she's looking for help discouraging the attentions of a tenacious gentleman. But no sooner does Stone fend off the party in question than his client becomes involved in two lethal crimes. With suspects aplenty, Stone must probe deep into his client's life to find the truth, and he discovers that the heart of the mystery may be a famous missing piece of history, a stunningly beautiful vestige of a bygone era. It's a piece with a long and storied past and untold value ... the kind of relic someone might kill to obtain."--Provided by publisher.

A few of the girls : [stories]

April 15, 2016
Binchy, Maeve, 1940-2012, author.
©2015
9 audio discs (11 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Sile Bermingham, Jayne Entwistle, John Lee, and Katharine McEwan.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Falling apart -- Picnic at St. Paul's -- Someone's got to tell her -- The foul-weather friend -- Giving up men -- Living well -- Chalk and cheese -- A few of the girls -- The bargain -- The afternoon phone-in -- Audrey -- Kiss me, Kate -- Forgiving -- New Year's Eve and the garden -- The sensible celebration -- The mirror -- Mr. Mangan -- A tactful conversation -- The afterthought -- Bella and the marriage guidance counselor -- Premonitions -- Big decision in Brussels -- The custardy case -- Be prepared -- A result -- Broken china -- No tears in the Tivoli -- The consultant aunt -- Getting Grace to be reasonable -- Decision making at Christmas -- Catering for love -- A winter's tale -- The dream holiday -- Sandra's suitcase -- The canary valentine -- Half of ninety.
A new collection of stories previously unpublished in the United States.

The Swans of Fifth Avenue : a novel

April 15, 2016
Benjamin, Melanie, 1962- author.
℗2016
10 audio discs (13 hr.) : CD Audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Cassandra Campbell and Paul Boehmer.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
When Truman Capote gains access to New York high society, he builds an unlikely friendship with socialite Babe Paley.

Brush of wings [sound recording] : [a novel]

April 11, 2016
Kingsbury, Karen, author.
℗2016
8 audio discs (approximately 9.5 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kirby Heyborne and January LaVoy.
Compact discs.
Despite needing a heart transplant, Mary Catherine moves to Uganda to work at a new orphanage; and, after he discovers the truth, Marcus Dillinger sets out on a mission to get her to an American hospital before time runs out.

Gone again [sound recording]

April 11, 2016
Grippando, James, 1958- author.
New York : Harper Audio, 2016.
11 sound discs (13 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jonathan Davis.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
Sashi Burgette vanished three years ago on her way to school. The night after the teenager's disappearance, ex-con Dylan Kyle was stopped for drunk driving. An article of Sashi's clothing was found in his truck, and a police videotape of his drunken explanation under interrogation sealed his fate at trial. Now, just days from Kyle's execution, Sashi's mother visits Jack Swyteck, doing pro bono work at the Freedom Institute, and delivers shocking news: 'Sashi called me'. The police dismiss the call as a cruel hoax. The State Attorney refuses to consider the new evidence, insisting the case is closed. The governor has already signed the death warrant. An innocent man may be executed and time is running out, unless his lawyers can locate Sashi.

Glory over everything [sound recording]

April 11, 2016
Grissom, Kathleen.
New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2016].
12 sound discs (14 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Santino Fontana with Kyle Beltran, Madeleine Maby, Heather Alicia Simms.
Title from disc surface.
Compact discs.
The author of the bestseller and beloved book club favourite "The Kitchen House" continues the story of Jamie Pyke, son of both a slave and master of Tall Oakes, whose deadly secret compels him to take a treacherous journey through the Underground Railroad. This new, stand-alone novel opens in 1830, and Jamie is passing in Philadelphia society as a wealthy white silversmith. One day, Jamie learns that his beloved servant Pan has been captured and sold into slavery in the South. After his secret past is exposed, Jamie embarks on a trip to a North Carolina plantation where Pan is being held with a former Tall Oakes slave named Sukey. Soon the three of them are running through the Great Dismal Swamp, the notoriously deadly hiding place for escaped slaves. Though they have help from those in the Underground Railroad, not all of them will make it out alive.

The obsession

April 8, 2016
Roberts, Nora, author.
©2016.
12 sound discs (14 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Shannon McManus.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Naomi Bowes lost her innocence the night she followed her father into the woods. In freeing the girl trapped in the root cellar, Naomi revealed the horrible extent of her father's crimes and made him infamous. Now a successful photographer living under the name Naomi Carson, she has found a place that calls to her, thousands of miles away from everything she's ever known. Naomi wants to embrace the solitude, but the residents of Sunrise Cove keep forcing her to open up, especially the determined Xander Keaton. Naomi can feel her defenses failing, and knows that the connection her new life offers is something she's always secretly craved. But as she's learned time and again, her past is never more than a nightmare away.

Salt to the sea : a novel

April 8, 2016
Sepetys, Ruta, author.
℗2016
7 audio discs (9 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jorjeana Marie, Will Damron, Cassandra Morris and Michael Crouch.
Compact discs.
"As World War II draws to a close, refugees try to escape the war's final dangers, only to find themselves aboard a ship with a target on its hull"-- Provided by publisher.

The winner's kiss [sound recording]

April 5, 2016
Rutkoski, Marie.
New York : Listening Library, 2016.
10 audio discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Justine Eyre.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
War has begun. Arin is in the thick of it, with the East as his ally and the empire as his enemy. He's finally managed to dismiss the memory of Kestrel, even if he can't quite forget her. Kestrel turned into someone he could no longer recognize: someone who cared more for the empire than for the lives of innocent people-and certainly more than she cared for him. At least, that's what he thinks. But far north lies a work camp where Kestrel is a prisoner. Can she manage to escape before she loses herself? As the war intensifies, both Kestrel and Arin discover unexpected roles in battle, terrible secrets, and a fragile hope. The world is changing. The East is pitted against the West, and Kestrel and Arin are caught between. In a game like this, can anybody really win?

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