New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Nonfiction

December 20, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A brief history of time [sound recording]

December 19, 2014
Hawking, Stephen, 1942-
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2014], p1988.
6 sound discs (7 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Nelson Runger.
Title from container.
"With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container.
Stephen W. Hawking, widely regarded as the most brilliant physicist since Einstein, discusses in a friendly and self-deprecating manner age-old questions about the origin and fate of the universe. Difficult concepts are made simple by Hawking's familiar, accessible prose.

True love

December 18, 2014
Lopez, Jennifer, 1970- author, narrator.
New York, N.Y. : Penguin Audio, [2014]
3 audio discs (3 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from container.
One of the most influential Latina performers in history opens up about her life's most defining period, two years during which it took everything she had to rise above the greatest challenges she had ever faced.

The world according to Bob [sound recording] : [the further adventures of one man and his street-wise cat]

December 15, 2014
Bowen, James, 1979-
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2013], p2013.
5 sound discs (6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Kristopher Milnes.
Title from disc label.
"With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container.
James Bowen and his faithful feline companion return. James and Bob have been on a remarkable journey together, from both living rough on the streets through to their first steps back into the real world. James still looks unsteadily into the future, but with Bob's guidance, friendship and loyalty, together the pair are happy. This book shows how Bob continues to be James' protector and guardian angel through tough times.

Even the sun will die [sound recording] : an interview with Eckhart Tolle.

December 12, 2014
Tolle, Eckhart, 1948-
Boulder, CO : Sounds True, p2002.
2 sound discs (2 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Eckhart Tolle.
Compact discs.
Interview with Eckhart Tolle which occurred on September 11, 2001. As the events of the day unfolded, he responded, helping to make sense out of the fear and chaos that will forever define this date. Even in the face of disaster, he says, a miracle happens when we say "yes" to living in this moment and no other.

Thirteen soldiers [sound recording] : a personal history of Americans at war

December 10, 2014
McCain, John, 1936-
[New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2014]
11 sound discs (13 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by John McCain.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
John McCain's evocative history of Americans at war, told through the personal accounts of thirteen remarkable soldiers who fought in major military conflicts, from the Revolutionary War of 1776 to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

You can't make this up : miracles, memories, and the perfect marriage of sports and television

December 10, 2014
Michaels, Al, author, narrator.
℗2014
8 audio discs (10 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Al Michaels and Ray Porter.
Title from disc labels.
"Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container.
No sportscaster has covered more major sporting events than Al Michaels. Over the course of his forty-plus year career, he has logged more hours on live network television than any other broadcaster in history and is the only play-by-play commentator to have covered all four major sports championships: the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals, and the Stanley Cup Final. He has also witnessed firsthand some of the most memorable events in modern sports and, in this highly personal and revealing account, brings them vividly to life. Michaels shares never-before-told stories from his early years and his rise to the top, covering some of the greatest moments of the past half century--from the historic 1980 Olympic hockey finals known as the "Miracle on Ice" to the earthquake that rocked the 1989 World Series. Some of the greatest names on and off the field are here--Michael Jordan, Bill Walton, Pete Rose, Bill Walsh, Peyton and Eli Manning, Brett Favre, John Madden, Howard Cosell, Cris Collinsworth, and many, many more.

There was a little girl [sound recording] : the real story of my mother and me

November 26, 2014
Shields, Brooke, 1965-
[New York] : Penguin Audio, 2014.
10 sound discs (13 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc labels.
Compact disc.
Brooke Shields never had what anyone would consider an ordinary life. She was raised by her Newark-tough single mom, Teri, a woman who loved the world of show business and was often a media sensation all by herself. Only Shields knows the truth of the remarkable, difficult, complicated woman who was her mother. And now, in an honest, open memoir about her life growing up, Shields will reveal stories and feelings that are relatable to anyone who has been a mother or daughter.

Thinking about cybersecurity [sound recording] : from cyber crime to cyber warfare

November 20, 2014
Rosenzweig, Paul, 1959-
[Chantilly, Va.] : Teaching Company ; Prince Frederick, MD : [Distributed by] Recorded Books, c2013.
9 sound discs (ca. 9 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Lecturer: Professor Paul Rosenzweig.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
Stuxnet : the first cyber guided missile -- The incredible scope of cyberspace -- The five gateways of internet vulnerability -- Of viruses, botnets, and logic bombs -- The problem of identity on the network -- Cyber fraud, theft, and organized crime -- Hacktivists and insurgency -- Nations at cyber war -- Government regulation of cyberspace -- International governance and the internet -- The Constitution and cyberspace -- Big data : "they" know everything about you -- Privacy for the cyber age -- Listening in and going dark -- The devil in the chips : hardware failures -- Protecting yourself in cyberspace -- Critical infrastructure and resiliency -- Looking forward : what does the future hold?
Cyberspace is the 21st century's greatest engine of change. Telecommunications, commercial and financial systems, government operations, food production - virtually every aspect of global civilization now depends on interconnected cyber systems to operate; systems that have helped advance medicine, streamline everyday commerce, and so much more. Cybersecurity expert and professor Paul Rosenzweig delivers your guide to understanding the intricate nature of this pressing subject.

Thinking like an economist [sound recording] : a guide to rational decision making

November 20, 2014
Bartlett, Randall, 1945-
[Chantilly, Va.] : Teaching Company ; Prince Frederick, MD : [Distributed by] Recorded Books, c2010.
6 sound discs (ca. 6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Lecturer: Professor Randall Bartlett.
Title from disc labels.
Compact disc.
Disc 1. The economist's tool kit. 6 principles ; The economist's tool kit. Core concepts -- disc 2. The myth of true value ; Incentives and optimal choice -- disc 3. False incentives, real harm ; The economics of ignorance -- disc 4. Playing the odds -- reason in a risky world ; The economics of information -- disc 5. A matter of time -- predicting future values ; Think again -- evaluating risk in purchasing -- disc 6. Behavioral economics, what are we thinking? -- Acting like an economist.
Randall Barlett, professor of economics at Smith College, applies economic principles to the making of fully rational real-life decisions.

Elements of jazz [sound recording] : from cakewalks to fusion

November 20, 2014
Messenger, Bill.
Prince Frederick, MD : [Distributed by] Recorded Books, c1995.
8 sound discs (ca. 6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Lecturer: Professor Bill Messenger.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
Plantation beginnings -- The rise and fall of ragtime -- The jazz age -- Blues -- The swing era -- Boogie, big band blues, and bop -- Modern jazz -- The ABC's of jazz improvisation.
Presents an overview of jazz, its elements, and its history. Includes performances by various jazz artists.

The good son [sound recording] : JFK Jr. and the mother he loved

November 19, 2014
Andersen, Christopher P.
[Ashland, OR] : Blackstone Audio, [2014]
10 sound discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Robertson Dean.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Untold details of the life and death of JFK Jr., released in time for the fifteen-year marker of the tragic plane crash on July 16, 1999. At its heart is the most important relationship in JFK Jr.'s life: that with his mother, Jackie Kennedy Onassis. He offers new insights into the intense, tender, and often stormy relationship between mother and son. Andersen also explores the turbulent marriage; the plane crash that took his life; the aftermath of shock, loss, grief, and confusion; and more.

I must say [sound recording] : my life as a humble comedy legend

November 13, 2014
Short, Martin, 1950-
New York : Harper Audio, p2014.
7 sound discs (8 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc labels.
Compact disc.
This deeply private man brings listeners into the circle of his family life, from raising his children to the legendary parties he and his wife hosted in their Los Angeles home. He recounts the pain of losing a brother and both parents by the time he was twenty, and of the devastating death of Nancy, his wife of thirty years, in 2010. Despite the hardships, Short's life has been full of laughter, and he remains perennially upbeat.

Yes please [sound recording]

November 12, 2014
Poehler, Amy, 1971-
[New York] : Harper Collins Publishers, p2014.
7 sound discs (7 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
The actress best known for her work on "Parks and Recreation" and "Saturday Night Live" reveals personal stories and offers her humorous take on such topics as love, friendship, parenthood, and her relationship with Tina Fey.

Food [sound recording] : a love story

November 12, 2014
Gaffigan, Jim.
[New York] : Random House Audio, Inc., p2014.
6 sound discs (7 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Jim Gaffigan will give his listeners what they really crave, his thoughts on all things culinary(ish). Insights such as: why he believes coconut water was invented to get people to stop drinking coconut water, why pretzel bread is number three on his most important inventions of humankind (behind the wheel and the computer), and the answer to the age-old question "which animal is more delicious: the pig, the cow, or the bacon cheeseburger?"

41 [sound recording] : a portrait of my father

November 12, 2014
Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-
[New York] : Random House Audio, [2014]
7 sound discs (7 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
Never before has a president told the story of his father, another president, through his own eyes and in his own words. A unique and intimate biography, it covers the entire scope of the elder President Bush's life and career. It shines new light on both the accomplished statesman and the warm, decent man known best by his family. In addition, George W. Bush discusses his father's influence on him throughout his own life, from his childhood to his own two-term presidency.

The sounds of All our yesterdays

November 3, 2014
Inglis, Brian, 1916-1993.
℗2014
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Brian Inglis, presenter.
Title from disc label.
Brian Inglis' accounts of historical events and excerpts of speeches from King George VI, Princess Elizabeth, Princess Anne, Sir Winston Churchill, President Roosevelt, Field Marshall Montgomery, General Eisenhower, Neville Chamberlain, Earl Attlee, Lord Beaverbrook, George Formby, Flotsam & Jetsam, Carole Gibbons, Myra Hess, Vera Lynn, Robert Ashley, Quentin Reynolds, Jack Train, Mavis Tate, and Bob Danvers-Walker.

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis [sound recording] : the untold story

November 3, 2014
Leaming, Barbara.
[New York] : Macmillan Audio, [2014]
11 sound discs (13 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Eliza Foss.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
A book that explores the seemingly magical world of Jackie Onassis' youth, her fairy-tale marriage to a wealthy and handsome senator and presidential candidate and her astonishing transformation into a deft political wife and unique first lady also explores what the author asserts was Jackie's 31-year struggle with PTSD after the assassination of her husband, John F. Kennedy.

The republic of imagination : America in three books

November 3, 2014
Nafisi, Azar, author, narrator.
New York, N.Y. : Penguin Audio, [2014]
8 audio discs (10 hours) ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Mozhan Marno; introduction read by the author.
Presents an impassioned tribute to the importance of fiction to democracy that blends memoir with close readings of "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," "Babbitt," and "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter."

Portuguese phrase book & CD.

November 3, 2014
℗2014
1 audio disc (1 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 phrase book (224 pages : color illustrations ; 15 cm)
Title from disc label.
"iPod/MP3 compatible"--Container.
Introduces more than 8,000 key travel survival words and phrases in Portuguese.

Living Language Frenchh[sound recording].

October 27, 2014
New York : Living Language, c2010.
9 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 3 books.
Unabridged.
"Beginner to advanced"--Container.
Discs 1-3. Essentials -- discs 4-6. Intermediate -- discs 7-9. Advanced.
This multi-media program takes you from beginner to advanced level in one convenient package. It uses the Living Language method, which teaches you to speak a new language, not just memorize vocabulary words.

Gateways to now [sound recording]

October 13, 2014
Tolle, Eckhart, 1948-
[United States] : Relaxation Company, 2008.
1 sound disc (ca. 1 hr. and 3 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
An intimate one-on-one session with renowned spiritual teacher, Eckhart Tolle.

Have a happy family by Friday : how to improve communication, respect & teamwork in 5 days

October 9, 2014
Leman, Kevin, author.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, Inc., [2014]
7 audio discs (approximately 8 hr., 45 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Fred Stella.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
Every member of a family plays a vital role in the health and happiness of the household. Everyone is important, deserves to be treated with love and respect, and needs to know that when they make mistakes they will still be loved unconditionally. But is this kind of family life even possible? Parenting expert Dr. Kevin Leman says it is, and he's ready to show moms and dads exactly how they can make it happen.

Not that kind of girl [sound recording] : a young woman tells you what she's "learned"

October 3, 2014
Dunham, Lena, 1986-
New York : Random House Audio, p2014.
5 sound discs (6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Lena Dunham tells stories about wonderful nights with terrible boys and terrible days with wonderful friends, about ambition and the two existential crises that she had before the age of twenty. About fashion and its many discontents. About publicly sharing her body, and having to prove one's self in a meeting full of fifty-year-old men, and the health fears (tinnitus, lamp dust, infertility) that keep her up at night.

What I know for sure

October 2, 2014
Winfrey, Oprah, author, narrator.
℗2014
4 audio discs (4 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
The inspirational wisdom Oprah Winfrey shares in her monthly O., The Oprah Magazine column updated, curated, and collected for the first time. Organized by theme, the essays offer a rare and powerful glimpse into the mind of one of the world's most extraordinary women.

From spinning wheels to steam and steel [sound recording] : understanding the age of industrialization

October 2, 2014
Popiel, Jennifer J.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2014], p2014.
4 sound discs (ca. 4 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Lecture given by Jennifer J. Popiel.
Title from disc label.
"8 lectures"--Container.
The turnip: a revlolution in agriculture -- The spinning jenny: textiles, homes, and industrialization -- The steam engine: mechanization, government, and the factory system -- The savings bank: investment, education, and the worker -- The city street: living and moving in the new urban world -- Pasteurized milk: eating and drinking in the modern city -- Baseball: leisure and sport in modern life -- The bicycle: gender, mobility, and modern technology.
In the Age of Industrialization, economics, society, politics, and culture collided. In particular, the Industrial Revolution provided the underpinnings of Europe's societal transformations and decisively shaped the century, including changes in mass culture and the growth of democtratic challenges to existing political institutions. Popiel explores specific technologies, most of which we take for granted today, to offer a general picture of the economic and social development of western nations rom 1760 to 1900.

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