New Arrivals · Downloadable Audiobooks

August 19, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Lush life [electronic resource] : a novel

August 18, 2014
Price, Richard, 1949-
North Kingstown : BBC Audiobooks America, 2008.
Unabridged.
"Sound library."
So, what do you do? Whenever people asked him, Eric Cash used to have a dozen answers. Artist, actor, screenwriter. But now he's thirty-five years old and he's still living on the Lower East Side, still in the restaurant business, still serving the people he always wanted to be. What does Eric do? He manages. Not like Ike Marcus. Ike was young, good-looking, people liked him. Ask him what he did, he wouldn't say tending bar. He was going places--until two street kids stepped up to him and Eric on Eldridge Street one night and pulled a gun. At least, that's Eric's version. In Lush life, Richard Price tears the shiny veneer off the "new" New York to show us the hidden cracks, the underground networks of control and violence beneath the glamour.

Daughter of the stars [electronic resource]

August 18, 2014
Whitney, Phyllis A., 1903-2008.
[Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2009.
Read by Anna Fields.
Unabridged.
Downloadable audio file.
"Lacey Elliot has been a woman without a past since the day her mother whisked her off to Charlottesville, refusing for thirty years to speak of her father, her family or her history. But when Lacey intercepts a desperate letter from an aunt in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, she sees her chance to confront the past that has terrified her mother and to fill in the gaps in her own life."--Publisher's description.

Living in God's love [electronic resource] : the New York crusade

August 18, 2014
Graham, Billy, 1918-
[New York] : Penguin Audio, 2005.
Read by Billy Graham.
Unabridged.
"3 full-length sermons."
Billy Graham's now legendary first New York Crusade in 1957 was a touchstone that affected an entire generation. Nearly fifty years later, the Reverend Graham returned to New York in June 2005 for what was likely his final Crusade, preaching the power of God's love to hundreds of thousands of people over three life-changing evenings.

It's in his kiss : a Lucky Harbor novel

August 18, 2014
Shalvis, Jill, author.
Ashland : Hachette Audio, 2014. ℗2014
1 online resource (1 sound file (9 hr., 49 min., 35 sec.)) : digital.
"Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container.
One kiss can last forever.Becca Thorpe has uprooted her life and escaped to the beach. Now's her chance to get away from city living, throw caution to the ocean winds, and live in the moment. Especially if the moment includes the deliciously sexy surfer she meets shortly after arriving in Lucky Harbor. Something about the dark intensity of Sam's eyes and the thrill she gets at his touch convinces her to stay awhile...

Dark lycan [electronic resource]

August 18, 2014
Feehan, Christine.
[New York] : Penguin Audio, [2013]
1 online resource (1 sound file, ca. 13 hr., 45 min.)
Read by Robert Sarkus.
Release date supplied by distributor.
Awakened in human form, Tatijana of the Dragonseekers longs to explore the modern world in which she now lives until she meets her destiny in the form of Fenris Dalka whose past, secrets, and enemies are linked to hers.

Amethyst dreams [electronic resource]

August 18, 2014
Whitney, Phyllis A., 1903-2008.
[Ashland] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2009.
Read by Anna Fields.
Unabridged.
Downloadable audio file.
For several years, time and circumstance have managed to separate Hallie Knight and her old friend Susan Trench. But when Susan disappears from her grandfather's seaside home on historic Topsail Island, it is Hallie whom Nicholas Trench calls for help. Wealthy, ill, and irascible, he refuses to believe that his beloved granddaughter and the heir to his fortune has been lost to him.

Return of the border warrior [electronic resource]

August 18, 2014
Gifford, Blythe.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books ; [Prince Frederick, Md.] : [Distributed by] OneClick Digital, 2014, p2013.
1 sound file (8 hr., 15 min.) : digital.
Read by Cathleen McCarron.
Title from title screen (viewed January 31, 2014).
Downloadable audio file.
Once part of a powerful border clan, John has not set eyes on the Brunson stone tower in years. With failure never an option, he must persuade his family to honor the king's call for peace. To succeed, John knows winning over Cate Gilnock, the daughter of an allied family, holds the key. But this intriguing beauty is beyond the powers of flattery and seduction. Instead, the painful vulnerability hidden behind her spirited eyes calls out to John as he is inexorably drawn back into the warrior Brunson clan.

Silver shadows : a Bloodlines novel

August 12, 2014
Mead, Richelle, author.
[New York] : Penguin Audio, 2014.
1 online resource (1 sound file (10 hr., 41 min., 45 sec.)) : digital.
Read by Emily Shaffer.
Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets and human lives. In The Fiery Heart , Sydney risked everything to follow her gut, walking a dangerous line to keep her feelings hidden from the Alchemists. Now in the aftermath of an event that ripped their world apart, Sydney and Adrian struggle to pick up the pieces and find their way back to each other. But first, they have to survive.

Amusing ourselves to death [electronic resource]

August 11, 2014
Postman, Neil.
[Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, [2007]
Read by Jeff Riggenbach.
Unabridged.
Downloadable audio file.
In this eloquent and persuasive book, Neil Postman examines the deep and broad effects of television culture on the manner in which we conduct our public affairs, on how "entertainment values" have corrupted the very way we think. As politics, news, religion, education, and commerce are given expression less and less in the form of printed or spoken words, they are rapidly being reshaped and staged to suit the requirements of television. And because television is a visual medium, whose images are most pleasurably apprehended when they are fast-moving and dynamic, discourse on television takes the form of entertainment. Television has little tolerance for argument, hypothesis, or explanation it demands performing art. Mr. Postman argues that public discourse, the advancing of arguments in logical order for the public good-once the hallmark of American culture-is being converted from exposition and explanation to entertainment.

Shades of gray [electronic resource]

August 11, 2014
Banks, Maya.
[New York] : Penguin Audio, 2012.
1 online resource (1 sound file (08 hr., 07 min., 11 sec.)) : digital.
Read by Adam Paul.
Shades of gray -- Softly at sunrise.
Former KGI sharpshooter P.J., who is bent on revenge after a mission that went terribly wrong, finds an unexpected ally in former teammate and lover Cole, who is determined to help her, no matter what the cost.

Love saves the day [electronic resource] : a novel

August 11, 2014
Cooper, Gwen, 1971-
New York : Bantam Books, ©2013.
1 online resource (1 sound file)
Read by Cris Dukehart.
Electronic audio file.
When five-week-old Prudence, a brown tabby, meets a woman named Sarah in a deserted construction site on Manhattan's Lower East Side, she knows she's found the human she was meant to adopt. For three years their lives are filled with laughter, tuna, catnaps, music, and the unchanging routines Prudence craves. Then one day Sarah doesn't come home. From Prudence's perch on the windowsill she sees Laura, the daughter who hardly ever comes to visit Sarah, arrive with her new husband. They're carrying boxes. Before they even get to the front door, Prudence realizes that her life has changed forever.Suddenly Prudence finds herself living in a strange apartment with humans she barely knows. It could take years to train them in the feline courtesies and customs (for example, a cat should always be fed before the humans, and at the same exact time every day) that Sarah understood so well. Prudence clings to the hope that Sarah will come back for her, while Laura, a rising young corporate attorney, tries to push away memories of her mother and the tumultuous childhood spent in her mother's dusty downtown record store. But the secret joys, past hurts, and life-changing moments that make every mother-daughter relationship special will come to the surface. With Prudence's help, Laura will learn that the past, like a mother's love, never dies.Poignant, insightful, and laugh-out-loud funny, Love Saves the Day is a story of hope, healing, and how the love of an animal can make all of us better humans. It's the story of a mother and daughter divided by the turmoil of bohemian New York, and the opinionated, irrepressible feline who will become the bridge between them. It's a novel for anyone who's ever lost a loved one, wondered what their cat was really thinking, or fallen asleep with a purring feline nestled in their arms. Prudence, a cat like no other, is sure to steal your heart.

The way forward : renewing the American idea

August 11, 2014
Ryan, Paul, 1970- author, narrator.
[New York] : Hachette Audio, [2014]
1 online resource (1 sound file) : digital
Read by Jonathan Davis, introduction read by the author.
THE WAY FORWARD challenges conventional thinking, outlines his political vision for 2014 and beyond, and shows how essential conservatism is for the future of our nation. Beginning with a careful analysis of the 2012 election--including a look at the challenge the GOP had in reaching a majority of voters and the prevalence of identity politics--Ryan examines the state of the Republican party and dissects its challenges going forward. THE WAY FORWARD also offers a detailed critique of not only President Obama but of the progressive movement as a whole--its genesis, its underlying beliefs and philosophies, and how its policies are steering the country to certain ruin. Culminating in a plan for the future, THE WAY FORWARD argues that the Republican Party is and must remain a conservative party, emphasizing conservatism in a way that demonstrates how it can modernize and appeal to both our deepest concerns and highest ideals.

Start with why [electronic resource] : how great leaders inspire everyone to take action

August 11, 2014
Sinek, Simon.
[Rego Park, N.Y.] : Gildan Media Corp., 2010.
Unabridged.
Downloadable audio file.
Assume you know -- Carrots and sticks -- The golden circle -- This is not opinion, this is biology -- Clarity, discipline, and consistency -- The emergence of trust -- How a tipping point tips -- Start with why, but know how -- Know why. Know how. Then what? -- Communication is not about speaking, it's about listening -- When why goes fuzzy -- Split happens -- The origins of a why -- The new competition.
Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their success over and over? People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers might have little in common, but they all started with why. It was their natural ability to start with why that enabled them to inspire those around them and to achieve remarkable things. In studying the leaders who've had the greatest influence in the world, Simon Sinek discovered that they all think, act, and communicate in the exact same way -- and it's the complete opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be lead, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with WHY.

Last chance at love [electronic resource]

August 11, 2014
Forster, Gwynne.
[Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, 2014.
1 online resource (1 sound file (09 hr., 32 min., 23 sec.)) : digital.
Read by Cary Hite.
Electronic audio file.
Fired from her prestigious job, journalist Allison Wakefield is now working for a tabloid newspaper, and she's desperate to find a way to get her career back on track. Her new assignment, an explosive story involving mysterious bestselling author Jacob Covington, could be the answer. When Allison first encounters the author while visiting her aunt's home on Idlewild Lake in Michigan, she realizes that Jacob is one subject she wouldn't mind getting to know more intimately. But as they work side by side during Jacob's book tour, Allison finds herself falling in love--and in a dilemma about what to do. The exposé is her ticket to success, but revealing the truth about Jacob's past as an undercover State Department operative could jeopardize his career and destroy a summer romance that holds the promise of a lifetime of happiness.

The heart of the Buddha's teaching : transforming suffering into peace, joy, & liberation

August 11, 2014
Nĥát Hạnh, Thích, author.
[New York] : Books on Tape, 2014.
1 online resource (1 sound file (09 hr., 22 min., 54 sec.)) : digital
Read by René Ruiz.
In The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching , Thich Nhat Hanh introduces us to the core teachings of Buddhism and shows us that the Buddha's teachings are accessible and applicable to our daily lives. With poetry and clarity, Nhat Hanh imparts comforting wisdom about the nature of suffering and its role in creating compassion, love, and joy--all qualities of enlightenment...

The partly cloudy patriot [electronic resource]

August 11, 2014
Vowell, Sarah, 1969-
[New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2003.
Read by the author with special guests Conan O'Brien, Seth Green, Stephen Colbert, David Cross, Paul Begala, Michael Chabon and Norman Lear as "Kevin."
Unabridged.
Downloadable audio file.
Presents essays and social commentary on a wide range of subjects, themes, icons, and historical moments, such as Teddy Roosevelt, Canadian Mounties, Buffy and the Vampire Slayer, the Gettysburg Adress, and George W. Bush's inauguration.

Evangelical theology [electronic resource] : an introduction

August 11, 2014
Barth, Karl, 1886-1968.
[Escondido, Calif.] : Hovel Audio, 2006.
Read by Jonathan Marosz.
Unabridged.
Downloadable audio file.
In his concise presentation of evangelical theology, the theology that first received expression in the New Testament writings and was later rediscovered by the Reformation, Karl Barth discusses the place of theology, theological existence, the threat to theology, and theological work.

A long obedience in the same direction [electronic resource] : discipleship in an instant society

August 11, 2014
Peterson, Eugene H., 1932-
[Escondido, Calif.] : Hovel Audio, 2006.
Read by Lloyd James.
Unabridged.
Downloadable audio file.
As a society, we are no less obsessed with the immediate than when Eugene Peterson first wrote this Christian classic. If anything, email and the Internet may have intensified our quest for the quick fix. But Peterson's time-tested prescription for discipleship remains the same: "A long obedience in the same direction." Tucked away in the Hebrew Psalter, Peterson discovered "an old dog-eared songbook," the Songs of Ascents that were sung by pilgrims on their way up to worship in Jerusalem. In these songs (Psalms 120-134) Peterson finds encouragement for modern pilgrims as we learn to grow in worship, service, joy, work, happiness, humility, community and blessing.

Balzac and the little Chinese seamstress [electronic resource]

August 11, 2014
Dai, Sijie, 1954-
New York : Books on Tape, 2007.
Read by B.D. Wong.
Unabridged.
Downloadable audio file.
Balzac and the little Chinese seamstress tells the story of two hapless city boys exiled to a remote mountain village for re-education during China's infamous Cultural Revolution. There the two friends meet the daughter of the local tailor and discover a hidden stash of Western classics in Chinese translation. As they flirt with the seamstress and secretly devour these banned works, the two friends find transit from their grim surroundings to worlds they never imagined.

Personal : a Jack Reacher novel

August 11, 2014
Child, Lee, author.
[Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape, [2014]
1 online resource (1 sound file (12 hr., 55 min., 39 sec.)) : digital
Read by Dick Hill.
You can leave the army, but the army doesn't leave you. Not always. Not completely, notes Jack Reacher and sure enough, the retired military cop is soon pulled back into service. This time, for the State Department and the CIA when someone shots at the president of France, from sniper range, using an American bullet.

Inside man : a thriller

August 11, 2014
Abbott, Jeff, author.
Ashland : Hachette Audio, 2014. ℗2014
1 online resource (1 sound file (13 hr., 36 min., 26 sec.)) : digital.
Read by Kevin T. Collins.
"Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container.
The next stunning Sam Capra thriller from New York Times bestselling author Jeff AbbottWhen Sam Capra's best customer--and friend--is murdered outside his Miami bar, Sam decides to seek justice. Determined to find out the connection between his friend's death and a beautiful stranger, Sam infiltrates the Ligeras, one of Miami's most prominent--and dangerous--families...

Billy Graham : candid conversations with a public man

August 11, 2014
Frost, David, 1939-2013, author.
Carol Stream : Oasis Audio, 2014.
1 online resource (1 sound file (03 hr., 32 min., 11 sec.)) : digital
Read by Jon Gauger.
An inside look at the heart of Billy Graham For thirty years, Billy Graham and David Frost fascinated television audiences with their conversations about God, the Bible, and Graham's decades-long ministry. Frost asked the questions that thousands of viewers wanted to ask. Graham answered them with authenticity and grace. With engaging honesty, Graham tells stories of his earliest crusades, his involvement in the civil rights movement, and his role as spiritual mentor to several American presidents. He also speaks candidly about his failures and the part suffering and doubt have played in his spiritual life. With a chronology of Graham's life, a preface from Frost, and a foreword from Graham's grandson Tullian Tchividjian, this weaving of stories, interviews, and reflections will inspire you as you listen to a man who has lived and loved well.

Autism breakthrough : the groundbreaking method that has helped families all over the world

August 11, 2014
Kaufman, Raun Kahlil, author, narrator.
[Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Media, [2014].
1 online resource (1 sound file) : digital
Read by the author.
Raun K. Kaufman presents the ground-breaking principles behind the program that helped him and thousands of other families with special children. Parents and educators learn how to enable their children to create meaningful, caring relationships, vastly expand their communications, and to participate successfully in the world.

The Founding Fathers' guide to the Constitution [electronic resource]

August 11, 2014
McClanahan, Brion T.
[Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2012.
1 online resource (1 sound file) : digital.
Read by David Cochran Heath.
Outlines the articles of the Constitution and interprets its clauses for the modern political age, discussing such issues as the power of states, the autonomy of the president, and the status of the electoral college.

Branded

August 11, 2014
Wright, Laura, author.
[Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Media, [2014]
1 online resource (1 sound file) : digital.
Read by Kaleo Griffith.
When the Cavanaugh brothers return home for their father's funeral, they discover unexpected evidence of the old man's surprising double life-a son named Blue, who wants the Triple C Ranch as much as they do. The eldest son, Deacon, a wealthy businessman who couldn't wait to leave the ranch and move on with his life, is looking to use his powerful connections to stop Blue at any cost. He never expected the ranch's forewoman, Mackenzie Byrd, to get in his way. Mac knows Deacon means to destroy the ranch and therefore destroy her livelihood. But as the two battle for control, their attraction builds. Now Deacon is faced with the choice of a lifetime: Take down the Triple C to feed his need for revenge, or embrace the love of the one person who has broken down every barrier to his heart.

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