New Arrivals · Downloadable Audiobooks

November 27, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The Virgin way [electronic resource] : everything I know about leadership

November 26, 2014
Branson, Richard, author.
Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Duration: 11:28:23
" While building the Virgin Group over forty years, Richard Branson has never shied away from seemingly outlandish challenges that others (including his own colleagues on several occasions) considered sheer lunacy. He has taken on giants like British Airways and won, and monsters like Coca-Cola and lost. Now Branson gives an inside look at his strikingly different swashbuckling style of leadership. Learn how fun, family, passion, and the dying art of listening are key components to what his extended family of employees around the world have always dubbed (with a wink) the "Virgin Way." This unique perspective comes from a man who dropped out of school at sixteen, suffers from dyslexia, and has never worked for anyone but himself. He may be famous for thinking outside the box-an expression he despises-but Branson asserts that "you'll never have to think outside the box if you refuse to let anyone build one around you." This is a unique book on leadership from someone who readily admits he has never read a book on leadership in his life. So expect the unexpected"-- Provided by publisher.

Why we get fat [electronic resource] : and what to do about it

November 26, 2014
Taubes, Gary.
New York : Books on Tape, 2010.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Mike Chamberlain.
Duration: 07:58:11
Reveals the role of certain carbohydrates in today's obesity epidemic while denouncing calorie-based nutritional practices, and discusses genetics, the politics behind nutritional guidelines, and foods to eat and avoid.

Plastic ocean [electronic resource] : how a sea captain's chance discovery launched a determined quest to save the oceans

November 26, 2014
Moore, Charles, 1947-|4aut
Old Saybrook : Tantor Media, 2011.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Mel Foster.
Duration: 12:30:42
In the summer of 1997, Charles Moore set sail from Honolulu with the sole intention of returning home after competing in a trans-Pacific race. To get to California, he and his crew took a shortcut through the seldom-traversed North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, a vast "oceanic desert" where winds are slack and sailing ships languish. There, Moore realized his catamaran was surrounded by a "plastic soup." He had stumbled upon the largest garbage dump on the planet-a spiral nebula where plastic outweighed zooplankton, the ocean's food base, by a factor of six to one. In Plastic Ocean, Moore recounts his ominous findings and unveils the secret life and hidden properties of plastics. From milk jugs to polymer molecules small enough to penetrate human skin or be unknowingly inhaled, plastic is now suspected of contributing to a host of ailments including infertility, autism, thyroid dysfunction, and some cancers. A call to action as urgent as Rachel Carson's seminal Silent Spring, Moore's sobering revelations will be embraced by activists, concerned parents, and seafaring enthusiasts concerned about the deadly impact and implications of this manmade blight.

The 13th gift [electronic resource] : a true story of a Christmas miracle

November 26, 2014
Smith, Joanne Huist, author, narrator.
New York : Books on Tape, 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Read by the author.
Duration: 05:25:00
After the unexpected death of her husband, Joanne Huist Smith had no idea how she would keep herself together and be strong for her three children. But twelve days before Christmas, presents began appearing on her doorstep. As the Smiths came together to solve the mystery of who the gifts were from, they began to thaw out from their grief and come together again as a family. This true story about the power of random acts of kindness will warm the heart.

Astoria [electronic resource] : John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's lost Pacific empire: a story of wealth, ambition, and survival

November 26, 2014
Stark, Peter, author.
New York : HarperCollins, 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Michael Kramer.
Duration: 10:54:38
In 1810, John Jacob Astor sent out two advance parties to settle the wild, unclaimed western coast of North America. More than half of his men died violent deaths. The others survived starvation, madness, and greed to shape the destiny of a continent...

The joy of retirement [electronic resource] : finding happiness, freedom, and the life you've always wanted

November 26, 2014
Borchard, David C
Rego Park : Gildan Media Corp, 2009.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Sean Pratt
Duration: 11:20:02
They say that 50 is the new 40. If you're over 50, chances are you feel more vital, energetic, and passionate than ever. While you may be ready to retire, you may not be ready to stop working entirely. These days, life after work no longer conjures up images of couples wandering the malls, playing golf, and taking endless Caribbean cruises. As baby boomers reach their 50s and 60s, they are redefining what it means to retire. What they want is joy, vitality, and meaning in their lives

American titan [electronic resource] : searching for John Wayne

November 26, 2014
Eliot, Marc, author.
New York : HarperCollins, 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Pete Larkin.
Duration: 12:31:52
The acclaimed Hollywood biographer digs deep beneath the myth in a revealing look at the most legendary Western film hero of all time; the man with the distinctive voice, walk, and demeanor who was an inspiration to many and a symbol of American masculinity, power, and patriotism. Eliot pays tribute to the man and the myth, identifying and analyzing the many interesting contradictions that made John Wayne who he was.

Embattled rebel [electronic resource] : [Jefferson Davis as commander in chief]

November 26, 2014
McPherson, James M.
New York : Books on Tape, 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Robert Fass.
Duration: 05:38:00
Jefferson Davis, his cause went down in disastrous defeat and left the South impoverished for generations. James McPherson shows us that Davis might have been on the wrong side of history, and it is too easy to diminish him because of his cause's failure. In order to understand the Civil War and its outcome, it is essential to give Davis his due as a military leader and as the president of an aspiring Confederate nation.

A load of hooey [electronic resource]

November 26, 2014
Odenkirk, Bob, 1962- author, narrator.
Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, Jay Johnston, Jerry Minor, Megan Amram, and Paul F. Tompkins.
Duration: 02:26:52
Bob Odenkirk is a legend in the comedy-writing world, winning Emmys and acclaim for his work on Saturday Night Live, Mr. Show with Bob and David, and many other seminal television shows. This book, his first, is an omnibus that ranges from absurdist monologues ("Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Worst Speech Ever") to intentionally bad theater ("Hitler Dinner Party: A Play"), from avant-garde fiction ("Obituary for the Creator of Madlibs") to free-verse poetry that's funnier and more powerful than the work of Calvin Trillin, Jewel, and Robert Louis Stevenson combined.

Home tonight [electronic resource] : further reflections on the parable of the prodigal son

November 26, 2014
Nouwen, Henri J. M.
Escondido : christianaudio, 2009.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Arthur Morey.
Duration: 03:20:26
From loneliness to l'Arche -- The younger son -- From l'Arche to a second loneliness -- The elder son -- The hidden exile of resentment -- Homecoming to gratitude -- The primal relationship -- Touch and blessing -- Unconditional love.
Follows the path of Nouwen's spiritual home-coming. More than three years prior to writing his great classic, The return of the prodigal son, Nouwen suffered a personal breakdown followed by a time of sealing solitude when he encoutered Rembrandt's famous painting. He reflected on and identified with the parable's characters and experienced profound and inspiring life lessons.

50 children [electronic resource] : one ordinary american couple's extraordinary rescue mission into the heart of nazi germany

November 26, 2014
Pressman, Steven.
New York : HarperCollins, 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Narrated by Robert Fass.
Duration: 08:38:45
Two Ordinary Americans. Fifty Innocent Lives. One Unforgettable Journey. In early 1939, few Americans were thinking about the darkening storm clouds over Europe. Nor did they have much sympathy for the growing number of Jewish families that were increasingly threatened and brutalized by Adolf Hitler's policies in Germany and Austria. But one ordinary American couple decided that something had to be done. Despite overwhelming obstacles'both in Europe and in the United States'Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus made a bold and unprecedented decision to travel into Nazi Germany in an effort to save a group of Jewish children. Fewer than 1,200 unaccompanied children were allowed into the United States throughout the entire Holocaust, in which 1.5 million children perished. The fifty children saved by the Krauses turned out to be the single largest group of unaccompanied children brought to America. Drawing from Eleanor Kraus's unpublished memoir, rare historical documents, and interviews with more than a dozen of the surviving children, and illustrated with period photographs, archival materials, and memorabilia, 50 Children is a remarkable tale of personal courage and triumphant heroism that offers a fresh, unique insight into a critical period of history.

What on earth have I done? [electronic resource] : stories, observations, and affirmations

November 26, 2014
Fulghum, Robert.
New York : Macmillan Audio, 2007.
1 sound file : digital
Robert Fulghum.
Duration: 06:15:37
It's been more than ten years since Robert Fulghum has published a book of his essays, but he is back and in fine form. What on Earth Have I Done? encourages listeners to slow down and pay attention to the miracles that can be found around us: trick-or-treating with your grandchildren dressed like a large rabbit, pots of daffodils in mid-November, a view of the earth from outer space, and the friendship one can strike up with someone who doesn't share the same language.

All the truth is out [electronic resource] : the week politics went tabloid

November 26, 2014
Bai, Matt, author.
New York : Books on Tape, 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Rob Shapiro.
Duration: 09:39:00
Preface: What It Took -- Troublesome Gulch -- Tilting Toward Culture Death -- Out There -- Follow Me Around -- "I Do Not Think That's a Fair Question" -- All the Truth Is Out -- Exile -- A Lesser Land -- A Note on Sourcing -- About the Author
Recounts how American media changed during the Gary Hart affair, when a candidates' character and personal life began to draw more attention than their politics and experience.

Me the people [electronic resource] : one man's quest to rewrite the Constitution of the United States of America

November 26, 2014
Bleyer, Kevin.
New York : Books on Tape, 2012.
1 sound file : digital
Read by the author.
Duration: 12:01:03

Charlie Chaplin [electronic resource]

November 26, 2014
Ackroyd, Peter, 1949- author
Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Ralph Lister
Duration: 09:11:36
A brief yet definitive new biography of one of film's greatest legends, perfect for readers who want to know more about the iconic star but who don't want to commit to a lengthy work.He was the very first icon of the silver screen and is one of the most recognizable of Hollywood faces, even a hundred years after his first film..

A Village of secrets [electronic resource] : defying the Nazis in Vichy France

November 26, 2014
Moorehead, Caroline.
New York : HarperCollins, 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Suzanne Toren.
Duration: 13:49:49
The story of a French village that helped save thousands hunted by the Gestapo during World War II, told in full for the first time. With unprecedented access to newly opened archives in France, Britain, and Germany, and interviews with some of the villagers from the period who are still alive, Moorehead paints an inspiring portrait of courage and determination: of what was accomplished when a small group of people banded together to oppose their Nazi occupiers.

Instinct daily readings [electronic resource] : 100 insights that will uncover, sharpen and activate your instincts

November 26, 2014
Jakes, T. D, author.
New York : Hachette Audio, 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Brad Sanders.
Duration: 06:36:01
"These short, powerful messages will inspire you to use your instincts to be come the person you were created to be, every day." - Back cover.

Victoria [electronic resource] : a life

November 26, 2014
Wilson, A. N., 1950- author.
Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Clive Chafer.
Duration: 21:06:38
Explores the life of Queen Victoria from her so-called "miserable childhood" to her early years of political inexperience, her publicly criticized marriage to Prince Albert, and the last decades of her rule as Empress of India.

The good son [electronic resource] : JFK Jr. and the mother he loved

November 26, 2014
Andersen, Christopher P., author.
Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Robertson Dean.
Duration: 11:52:45
Details the life of John F. Kennedy, Jr., assessing his definitive relationships with his mother and other women while chronicling the aftermath of his early death.

Undeniable [electronic resource] : Evolution and the Science of Creation.

November 26, 2014
Nye, Bill.
New York : Macmillan Audio, 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Bill Nye.
Duration: 09:29:57
"Evolution is one of the most powerful and important ideas ever developed in the history of science. Every question it raises leads to new answers, new discoveries, and new smarter questions. The science of evolution is as expansive as nature itself. It is also the most meaningful creation story that humans have ever found. "—Bill NyeSparked by a controversial debate in February 2014, Bill Nye has set off on an energetic campaign to spread awareness of evolution and the powerful way it shapes our lives. In Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation, he explains why race does not really exist; evaluates the true promise and peril of genetically modified food; reveals how new species are born, in a dog kennel and in a London subway; takes a stroll through 4. 5 billion years of time; and explores the new search for alien life, including aliens right here on Earth. With infectious enthusiasm, Bill Nye shows that evolution is much more than a rebuttal to creationism; it...

Buddhist Tantra [electronic resource] : [teachings and practices for touching enlightenment with the body]

November 26, 2014
Ray, Reginald A.
Louisville : Sounds True, 2002.
1 sound file : digital
Reginald A. Ray.
Duration: 11:11:50
The popular or "exoteric" teachings of Tibetan Buddhism are known to millions. Yet, the universe of its esoteric or "tantric" teachings remains hidden to all but a few. With "Buddhist tantra", Naropa University's Reginald Ray offers a landmark recording to address this need. In 12 in-depth sessions distilled from his years as a practitioner, meditation teacher, and scholar, Ray takes us into the secret heart of the Vajra World to explore: the tantric view of human nature and reality, detailed teachings on the major dimensions of Vajrayana practice, preparation for initiates, the role of the "tantric mentor," and much more. Includes descriptions of specific visualizations, liturgies, inner yogas of the tantric way, as well as the "essence teachings" of Mahamudra Dzogchen.

Take This Man : A Memoir [electronic resource]

November 26, 2014
Skyhorse, Brando.
Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Bronson Pinchot.
Duration: 08:48:30
From PEN/Hemingway award winner Brando Skyhorse comes this stunning, heartfelt memoir in the vein of The Glass Castle or The Tender Bar, the true story of a boy's turbulent childhood growing up with five stepfathers and the mother who was determined to give her son everything but the truth.When he was three years old, Brando Kelly Ulloa was abandoned by his Mexican father. His mother, Maria, dreaming of a more exciting life, saw no reason for her son to live his life as a Mexican just because he started out as one. The life of "Brando Skyhorse," the American Indian son of an incarcerated political activist, was about to begin.Through a series of letters to Paul Skyhorse Johnson, a stranger in prison for armed robbery, Maria reinvents herself and her young son as American Indians in the colorful Mexican American neighborhood of Echo Park, California. There Brando and his mother live with his acerbic grandmother and a rotating cast of surrogate fathers. It will be over...

[Talk show hosts David Susskind, Dick Cavett, Merv Griffin and Phil Donahue discuss their profession, and about interviewing Richard Nixon, Jack Benny, and one another] [electronic resource].

November 26, 2014
Donahue, Phil.
New York : Macmillan Audio, 2010.
1 sound file : digital
Dick Cavett.
Duration: 08:54:38
Talk show hosts David Susskind, Dick Cavett, Merv Griffin, and Phil Donahue discuss their profession, and talk about interviewing Richard Nixon, Jack Benny, and one another. The audience asks questions and questions are called in. On "Donahue."

Gone too far [electronic resource]

November 25, 2014
Brockmann, Suzanne.
Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Deborah Hazlett.
Duration: 18:40:57
Lt. Sam Starrett, one of America's elite warriors, shows up at his ex-wife's home only to discover that his daughter is gone and a woman's body lies brutally murdered on the floor. FBI agent Alyssa Locke, who once was involved with Sam, is assigned to the case, and soon explosive information surfaces that links Sam to an unsolved assassination plot. With her reputation hanging in the balance, Alyssa must arrest a man she believes to be innocent or risk her career. As the attraction between Sam and Alyssa heats up again, neither can predict just how deadly hot this situation is about to become.

Yes please [electronic resource]

November 25, 2014
Poehler, Amy, 1971- author, narrator
New York : HarperCollins, 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Read by the author, featuring the voices of Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Mike Schur, Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner, Eileen Poehler, and William Poehler
Duration: 07:31:09
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

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