New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Fiction

April 18, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Chestnut Street [sound recording]

April 17, 2014
Binchy, Maeve.
[New York] : Random House Audio, [2014]
10 audio discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Sile Bermingham.
Duration: 12:00:00.
Compact discs.
"While she was writing columns for The Irish Times and her best-selling novels, Maeve Binchy also had in mind to write a book that revolved around one street with many characters coming and going. Every once in a while, she would write about one these people. She would then put it in a drawer. "For the future," she would say. The future is now. Just around the corner from St. Jarlath's Crescent (which readers will recognize from Minding Frankie) is Chestnut Street, where neighbors come and go. Behind their closed doors we encounter very different people with different life circumstances, occupations, and sensibilities. Written with the humor and understanding that are earmarks of Maeve Binchy's work, it is a pleasure to be part of this world with all of its joys and sorrows, to get to know the good and the bad, and ultimately to have our hearts warmed by her storytelling"-- Provided by publisher.

Live to see tomorrow [sound recording] : a novel

April 17, 2014
Johansen, Iris.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, Inc., p2014.
10 audio discs (12 hr., 18 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Elisabeth Rodgers.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Catherine Ling: raised in Hong Kong, she has been a CIA Operative since she was fourteen years old. Now, years later, Catherine is as lethal as she is beautiful. Her mentor, Hu Chang, brilliant and deadly, taught Catherine everything she knows. Now, he is calling her to rescue an imprisoned journalist-a woman who has been subjected to unspeakable horrors. Catherine will be fighting a man so evil, his crimes stretch back 40 years. Can she save a woman she's never even met? And will they survive?

A wanted woman [sound recording]

April 17, 2014
Dickey, Eric Jerome.
[Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape, [2014]
12 sound discs (14 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Zoe Bell and Dominic Hoffman.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
"She is a woman of a thousand faces, an assassin who could be anyone, anywhere. The Trinidad contract was supposed to be simple: to make a living man become a dead man. When the job goes bad under the watchful eye of a bank security camera, there is nowhere for agent MX-401, known as Reaper, to hide from the fearsome local warlords, the Laventille Killers. Her employers, the Barbarians, send her to Barbados, the next island over, barely two hundred miles away, with the LK's in hot pursuit of the woman who took many of their own. With the scant protection of a dank safe house, no passport, and no access to funds, an island paradise becomes her prison. While she trawls for low-profile assignments to keep her skills sharp and a few dollars in her pocket, Reaper discovers that family ties run deep, on both sides of the fight. Will the woman everyone wants, who has lived countless lives in the service of others, finally discover who she really is?" -- from publisher's web site.

The fury of the seventh son

April 17, 2014
Delaney, Joseph, 1945- author.
New York, NY : Harper Audio, [2014]
6 audio discs (7 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Alexander Cendese.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Finally, Tom Ward, the spook's last apprentice, will confront the Fiend for the last time. Tom Ward has battled boggarts, ghasts, witches, dark gods, and the most terrifying creatures to roam the earth. He's allied with the witch assassin Grimalkin, with a powerful boggart, and with Alice, the young witch who is also his true love. And he has kept one step ahead of the Fiend, the most evil being in the world. Now, he will vanquish the Fiend once and for all. But it requires a terrible sacrifice.

The here and now [sound recording]

April 10, 2014
Brashares, Ann.
New York : Random House/Listening Library, [2014]
6 sound discs (7.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Emily Rankin.
Title from disc surface.
Compact discs.
Seventeen-year-old Prenna, an immigrant who moved to New York when she was twelve, came from another time and she and the other travelers must follow strict rules to avoid destroying the new life they have worked so hard to get, as well as the one person Prenna is desperate to protect.

Destroyer angel [sound recording]

April 3, 2014
Barr, Nevada.
New York : Macmillan Audio, 2014.
9 sound discs (11 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Barbara Rosenblat.
Title from disc surface.
Compact disc.
After a summer fighting wildfire, park ranger Anna Pigeon is enjoying a weekend away camping in Minnesota's National Park with her girlfriends. Leah Hendricks is the genius behind a high-end sports gear manufacturer and Heath Jarrod has volunteered to test out some of the equipment. But when they encounter a band of violent kidnappers little do they realise that their ultimate challenge will be to stay alive.

The collector [sound recording]

April 2, 2014
Roberts, Nora.
Grand Haven, Mich. : Brilliance Audio, p2013.
13 sound discs (15 hr., 52 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Julia Whelan.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
"As a professional house-sitter and freelance writer, nothing ties Lila Emerson down--not her work, not a home, and definitely not a relationship. She spends her life moving from one job to the next, sometimes crashing at a friend's Manhattan apartment. And though she can appreciate her clients' extraordinary homes, their expensive collections, and their adorable pets, Lila has never longed for possessions of her own. Everything she has, including her heart, is portable. But when she witnesses a possible murder-suicide from her current apartment-sitting job, life as Lila knows it takes a dramatic turn. Artist Ashton Archer knows his charming, clever, and impulsive brother couldn't have killed his girlfriend--or taken his own life. His hope of unraveling what happened lies with Lila, the only eyewitness. And even buried in grief, Ash longs to paint the woman whose deep, dark eyes seem to hold endless reserves of strength and a fiery passion. Chalking up their intense attraction to the heat of the moment, Lila agrees to help Ash in trying to find out who murdered his brother and why. From the penthouses of Manhattan to grand Italian villas, their investigation draws them into a rarefied circle where priceless antiques are bought, sold, gambled away, and stolen, where what you possess is who you are, and where what you desire becomes a deadly obsession" -- from publisher's web site.

And the dark sacred night [sound recording] : [a novel]

April 2, 2014
Glass, Julia, 1956-
[Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape ; New York : Random House Audio, [2014]
13 audio discs (16 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Mark Deakins.
Subtitle from cover.
Compact discs.
Kit Noonan's life is stalled: unemployed, twins to support, a mortgage to pay--and a frustrated wife, who is certain that, more than anything else, Kit needs to solve the mystery of his father's identity. He begins with a visit to his former stepfather, Jasper, a take-no-prisoners Vermont outdoorsman. But it is another person who has kept the secret: Lucinda Burns, wife of a revered senior statesman and mother of Malachy (the journalist who died of AIDS in Glass's first novel, Three Junes). She and her husband are the only ones who know the full story: of an accident whose repercussions spread even further when Jasper introduces Lucinda to Kit. Immersing readers in a panorama that stretches from Vermont to the tip of Cape Cod, Glass weaves together the lives of Kit, Jasper, Lucinda and, ultimately, Fenno McLeod, the beloved protagonist of Three Junes (now in his sixties). An unforgettable novel about the youthful choices that steer our destinies, the necessity of forgiveness, and the surprisingly mutable meaning of family.

Frog music [sound recording] : a novel

April 2, 2014
Donoghue, Emma, 1969-
[New York] : Hachette Audio, [2014]
11 audio discs (ca. 13 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Khristine Hvam.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
San Francisco, 1876, is having a heatwave to break all records and there is an outbreak of smallpox as well. Jenny is shot dead in a railway station, but her friend Blanche survives. Blanche vows to do everything she can to find Jenny's killer. As she searches, she finds out that Jenny had a secret life: that she was a notorious law-breaker and charmer, a free-love bohemian who mixed in with a dangerous crowd. As Blanche pieces the story together, Jenny's murderer may be coming after her next.

The mark of the dragonfly [sound recording]

March 27, 2014
Johnson, Jaleigh.
[New York] : Listening Library, [2014]
8 sound discs (10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kim Mai Guest.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
Since her father's death in a factory in the Dragonfly territories, thirteen-year-old Piper has eked out a living as a scrapper in Merrow Kingdom, but the arrival of a mysterious girl sends her on a dangerous journey to distant lands.

The year of Billy Miller

March 27, 2014
Henkes, Kevin, author.
℗2014
2 audio discs (approximately 2 hr., 45 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Dan Bittner.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
When Billy Miller has a mishap at the statue of the Jolly Green Giant at the end of summer vacation, he ends up with a big lump on his head. What a way to start second grade, with a lump on your head! As the year goes by, though, Billy figures out how to navigate elementary school, how to appreciate his little sister, and how to be a more grown up and responsible member of the family and a help to his busy working mom and stay-at-home dad.

NYPD Red 2 [sound recording]

March 26, 2014
Patterson, James, 1947-
New York : Hachette Audio, c2014.
7 sound discs (ca. 480 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jay Snyder, Edoardo Ballerini.
Title from disc surface.
Compact discs.
A vigilante serial killer is on the loose in New York City, tracking down and murdering people whose crimes have not been punished. The number of victims grows, and many New Yorkers secretly applaud the idea of justice won at any price.

I've got you under my skin [sound recording]

March 26, 2014
Clark, Mary Higgins.
New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2014.
7 sound discs (9 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jan Maxwell.
Title from disc labels.
"A novel"--Container.
"[A] Manhattan ER doctor is brazenly murdered in front of his young son in a city playground. Five years later, his killer is still at large. Meanwhile his widow, Laurie Moran, is now an award-winning TV producer. Still haunted by her husband's murder, she has been raising their son alone. Laurie and her TV crew have just received the green light to produce a new 'cold case' series. Revisiting unsolved crimes one at a time, she and her TV crew will gather a victim's friends and family, who have lived under suspicion of guilt for many years. By getting paid to reenact the crime on TV, each will have the chance to clear their name-- unless, of course, someone is guilty. The first case centers on the murder of a wealthy Westchester matron, who was killed overnight while her college-aged daughter and her three best friends were having a sleepover following their celebratory graduation party-- Now grown, the four women reunite to re-create the scene of the crime" -- from publisher's web site.

Keep quiet [sound recording]

March 26, 2014
Scottoline, Lisa.
New York, NY : Macmillan Audio, [2014]
7 sound discs (8.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Ron Livingston.
Title from disc surface.
Compact disc.
A thriller about one father making a split-second decision to save his son, and the consequences that follows.

Tempting fate [sound recording]

March 26, 2014
Green, Jane, 1968-
[New York] : Macmillan Audio, 2014.
9 sound discs (11 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc labels.
"A novel"--Container.
Gabby and Elliott have been happily married for eighteen years. They have two teenaged daughters; they have built a life together. So why does 43-year-old Gabby feel like she has only three more minutes left of youth? Why do her friends so desperately try to hang on to their attractiveness? And why does she ever even look at the handsome guy, ten years younger, at the other end of the bar one night? As Gabby steps ever deeper into the allure of attraction and attention, things turn perilous.

Blackberry pie murder

March 20, 2014
Fluke, Joanne, 1943- author.
©2014
8 audio discs (9 hr., 45 min.) : digital, optical, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Suzanne Toren.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
In the midst of planning for her mother's wedding, Hannah Swensen accidentally hits a man with her cookie truck while driving down a country road during a storm. Though she feels guilty, she is shocked when she finds herself arrested for murder. When the autopsy reveals that the mysterious stranger may have consumed a poisonous blackberry pie, Hannah must learn his identity and track down the baker to clear her own name of the crime.

Middle-school cool [sound recording]

March 20, 2014
Williams, Maiya.
[New York] : Listening Library, [2014]
6 sound discs (7 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Paul Boehmer.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Kaboom Academy, a new and alternative school for middle-grade kids, is chock-full of innovative methods of instruction and discipline that are soon to be tested on the middle-school students of Horsemouth, New Hampshire. Now, meet the class of Journalism 1A.

Blossom Street brides [sound recording]

March 20, 2014
Macomber, Debbie.
Westminster, MD : Books on Tape, [2014]
9 sound discs (11 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Cassandra Campbell.
Title from disc surface.
Compact discs.
Lauren Elliott has waited years for her long-term boyfriend, Todd, to propose, yet he seems more focused on his career than their relationship. When Lauren learns that her younger sister is pregnant before she herself even has an engagement ring, she feels overjoyed yet disheartened. Knowing she can’t put her future on hold, Lauren prepares to make a bold choice—one that leads her to a man she never dreamed she’d meet. Newly married to her second husband, Max, Bethanne Scranton is blissfully in love. But with Max’s job in California and Bethanne’s in Seattle, their long-distance marriage is becoming difficult to maintain. To complicate matters, Bethanne’s cunning ex will do anything to win her back. Lydia Goetz, too, is wonderfully happy with her husband, Brad, though lately she worries about the future of A Good Yarn. As she considers how to bring in business, she discovers that someone has beaten her to the punch. Baskets of yarn are mysteriously popping up all over town, with instructions to knit a scarf for charity and bring it into Lydia’s store. Never before has her shop received so much attention, but who hatched this brilliant plan? As three women’s lives intersect in unexpected ways, Lydia, Lauren, and Bethanne realize that love heals every heart, and the best surprises still lay ahead.

Shadow spell

March 19, 2014
Roberts, Nora.
℗2014
10 sound discs (11 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Alan Smyth.
Title from discs.
Compact discs.
"With the legends and lore of Ireland running through his blood, falconer Connor O'Dwyer is proud to call County Mayo home. It's where his sister, Branna, lives and works, where his cousin, Iona, has found true love, and where his childhood friends form a circle that can't be broken... A circle that is about to be stretched out of shape--by a long-awaited kiss. Meara Quinn is Branna's best friend, a sister in all but blood. Her and Connor's paths cross almost daily, as Connor takes tourists on hawk walks and Meara guides them on horseback across the lush countryside. She has the eyes of a gypsy and the body of a goddess...things Connor has always taken for granted--until his brush with death propels them into a quick, hot tangle. Plenty of women have found their way to Connor's bed, but none to his heart until now. Frustratingly, Meara is okay with just the heat, afraid to lose herself--and their friendship--to something more. But soon, Connor will see the full force and fury of what runs in his blood. And he will need his family and friends around him, when his past rolls in like the fog, threatening an end to all he loves.."-- Provided by publisher.

Robert Ludlum's the Janson option [sound recording]

March 19, 2014
Garrison, Paul, 1952-
[New York] : Hachette Audio, [2013]
8 sound discs (ca. 9 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Scott Shepherd.
Duration: 9:00:00.
Compact discs.
Reformed from his days of covert-operations, Paul Janson has set a new mission for himself. Working in partnership with champion sharpshooter Jessica Kincaid, he rehabilitates disenchanted agents and helps them create new lives outside of the violent intelligence sector. Janson also takes on independent assignments--for a fee, he'll use his skills to resolve international crises.

Death of a policeman [sound recording]

March 13, 2014
Beaton, M. C.
New York, NY : Blackstone Audio, p2014.
5 sound discs (approximately 5 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Graeme Malcolm.
Duration: 5:30:00.
Compact discs.
"Local police stations all over the Scottish Highlands are being threatened with closure. This presents the perfect opportunity for Detective Chief Inspector Blair, who would love nothing more than to get rid of Sergeant Hamish Macbeth. Blair suggests that Cyril Sessions, a keen young police officer, visit the town of Lochdubh to monitor exactly what Macbeth does every day. Macbeth hears about Blair's plan and is prepared to insure that Cyril returns back to headquarters with a full report. But Cyril is soon found dead and Hamish quickly becomes the prime suspect in his murder"-- Provided by publisher.

Waking the dead

March 13, 2014
Graham, Heather, author.
℗2014
9 audio discs (approximately 10 hr.. 15 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Natalie Ross.
Title from discs.
"A Cafferty & Quinn novel"--Container.
The painting Ghosts in the Mind by Hubert from 1816 is reputed to come to life and to bring death. Now, almost 200 years later, the painting appears in New Orleans. Wherever it goes, death seems to follow. Danielle Cafferty and Michael Quinn are quickly drawn into the case. The people in the portrait might be dead, but something seems to wake them and free them to commit bloody crimes. Cafferty and Quinn must discover what that is and destroy it, before it destroys them.

The bootlegger [sound recording]

March 13, 2014
Cussler, Clive.
New York : Penguin Audio, 2014.
9 sound discs (ca. 11 1/2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Scott Brick.
Compact discs.
"It is 1920, and both Prohibition and bootlegging are in full swing. When Isaac Bell's boss and lifelong friend Joseph Van Dorn is shot and nearly killed leading the high-speed chase of a rum-running vessel, Bell swears to him that he will hunt down the lawbreakers, but he doesn't know what he is getting into. When a witness to Van Dorn's shooting is executed in a ruthlessly efficient manner invented by the Russian secret police, it becomes clear that these are no ordinary criminals. Bell is up against a team of Bolshevik assassins and saboteurs--and they are intent on overthrowing the government of the United States"-- Provided by publisher.

Be careful what you wish for [sound recording]

March 13, 2014
Archer, Jeffrey, 1940-
[New York] : Macmillan, [2014]
9 sound discs (11 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Alex Jennings.
Duration: 11:30:00.
Compact discs.
When Ross Buchanan is forced to resign as chairman of the Barrington Shipping Company, Emma Clifton wants to take his place, but Don Pedro Martinez plans to install his puppet, the egregious Major Alex Fisher, so he can destroy the Barrington family firm once and for all. The talented Jessica Clifton, Harry and Emma's adopted daughter, wins a scholarship to the Slade Academy of Art and falls in love with a fellow student, Clive Bingham, who asks her to marry him. Both families are delighted and preparations for the nuptials are well under way, when Charlotte Bingham, Jessica's future mother-in-law, has a visit from an old friend, Lady Virginia Fenwick, who drops her particular brand of poison into the wedding chalice. But then, without warning, a man no one had ever heard of takes his place on the board of Barringtons and causes an upheaval that none of them could have anticipated. Cedric Hardcastle, a bluff Yorkshire banker, quickly decides who he should support, Emma Clifton or Don Pedro Martinez, and the story takes yet another twist.

The black-eyed blonde [sound recording] : [a Philip Marlowe novel]

March 13, 2014
Black, Benjamin, 1945-
[New York] : Macmillan Audio, 2014.
7 sound discs (8 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Dennis Boutsikaris.
Title from disc surface.
Compact disc.
It is the early 1950s, Marlowe is as restless and lonely as ever, and business is a little slow. Then a new client is shown in: young, beautiful, and expensively dressed, she wants Marlowe to find her former lover, a man named Nico Peterson. Marlowe sets off on his search, but almost immediately discovers that Peterson's disappearance is merely the first in a series of bewildering events. Soon he is tangling with one of Bay City's richest families and developing a singular appreciation for how far they will go to protect their fortune.

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