New Arrivals · Downloadable Audiobooks

July 4, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Allegiant [electronic resource]

July 3, 2015
Roth, Veronica, author.
[United States] : Dreamscape Media, LLC : Made available through hoopla, 2013.
1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 53 min.)) : digital.
Read by Aaron Stanford and Emma Galvin.
The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered - fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she's known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories. But Tris's new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature - and of herself - while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.

Twelve years a slave [electronic resource]

July 3, 2015
Northup, Solomon, 1808-1863?
[United States] : Dreamscape Media, LLC : Made available through hoopla, 2013.
1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 50 min.)) : digital.
Read by Richard Allen.
12 Years a Slave is the harrowing account of a black man, born free in New York State, who was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery in 1841. Having no way to contact his family, and fearing for his life if he told the truth, Solomon Northup was sold from plantation to plantation in Louisiana, toiling under cruel masters for twelve years before meeting Samuel Bass, a Canadian who finally put him in touch with his family, and helped start the process to regain his freedom. This extraordinary text is the basis for the major motion picture starring Brad Pitt.

The husband's secret [electronic resource]

July 3, 2015
Moriarty, Liane.
[United States] : Dreamscape Media, LLC : Made available through hoopla, 2013.
1 online resource (1 audio file (13hr., 46 min.)) : digital.
Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret - something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive... Cecilia Fitzpatrick has achieved it all - she's an incredibly successful businesswoman, a pillar of her small community, and a devoted wife and mother. Her life is as orderly and spotless as her home. But that letter is about to change everything, and not just for her: Rachel and Tess barely know Cecilia - or each other - but they too are about to feel the earth-shattering repercussions of her husband's secret.

Messenger's legacy [electronic resource]

July 3, 2015
Brett, Peter V.
Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books ; [Prince Frederick, Md.] : [Distributed by] OneClick Digital, 2015, [2015]
1 online resource
Narrated by Pete Bradbury.
Title from title screen.
Downloadable audio file.

Wars of the roses. Margaret of Anjou [electronic resource]

July 3, 2015
Iggulden, Conn.
Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books ; [Prince Frederick, Md.] : [Distributed by] OneClick Digital, 2015, p2015.
1 online resource
Narrated by John Curless.
Title from title screen.
Downloadable audio file.
A master of historical fiction, New York Times bestselling author Conn Iggulden 'makes real those grand characters who live in the collective memory' (Kirkus Reviews). In this follow-up to Stormbird, Henry VI has been struck down by illness, leaving Queen Margaret to safeguard the king's interests as the Duke of York extends his influence throughout the realm.

Wildfire in his arms [electronic resource]

July 3, 2015
Lindsey, Johanna.
Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books ; [Prince Frederick, Md.] : [Distributed by] OneClick Digital, 2015, p2015.
1 online resource
Narrated by Tad Branson.
Title from title screen.
Downloadable audio file.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Johanna Lindsey's passionate new tale about a gunfighter running from his past who finds his future when he escorts a beautiful outlaw to her hanging. Featuring one of Lindsey's most intriguing heroes: the dangerous and mysterious Degan Grant from One Heart to Win. With his work in Montana completed now that the Callahan-Warren feud has ended in marriage rather than bloodshed, Degan Grant sets out for California because it is far away from the home he wants to forget'until the US Marshal who saved his life calls in a favor. All Degan has to do is apprehend three outlaws on the marshal's list and turn them over to the law. Easy enough, he figures, for a man no one wants to tangle with. But then a bold young woman crosses his path. Maxine grew up so pretty and attracted so much unwanted attention in her Texas hometown that events spiraled out of control. She will try anything to escape the handsome, enigmatic gunfighter who intends to turn her over to a corrupt sheriff who will hang her instead of putting her on trial. Saddled with a sassy, spirited young woman who insists she is innocent, Degan must hunt down a vicious killer and keep an old enemy at bay. But forced into intimate proximity with his beguiling prisoner, he finds his desire sparking into a wildfire of passion, and he can no longer deny that it is time for them to risk confronting their pasts so he can have a chance at a future with her in his arms forever.

Loving lord ash [electronic resource]

June 26, 2015
MacKenzie, Sally.
Old Saybrook : Tantor Media, Inc., 2015.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Abby Craden.
Duration: 09:29:25
Kit, the Marquis of Ashton, is in a sticky wicket. He married young and for love--how naive. He discovered his mistake the very day of his wedding, but he is saddled now with a wife he's reluctant to trust. And however much evidence he gathers against faithless Jess, he can't seem to prove her guilt to the final judge--his foolish heart.

Daughter of deep silence [electronic resource]

June 26, 2015
Ryan, Carrie, author.
New York : Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2015.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Karissa Vacker.
Duration: 09:33:22
At fourteen, Frances survived a slaughter that claimed the lives of her parents and best friend, Libby, but she took on Libby's identity and wealth while plotting revenge against the powerful Wells family and now, at age eighteen, is ready to destroy them, including her first love, Grey.

Springwater wedding [electronic resource]

June 26, 2015
Miller, Linda Lael.
New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2001.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Kate Forbes.
Duration: 04:05:03
Maggie McCaffrey left her fast-paced corporate job to take a chance on a more rewarding, but riskier, business venture: turning the dilapidated Springwater Station into a bed-and-breakfast. But Maggie didn't count on running straight into J.T. Wainwright, the hometown boy who stole her heart many years before.

The art of fielding [electronic resource] : a novel

June 26, 2015
Harbach, Chad.
Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2012.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Holter Graham.
Duration: 15:56:07
At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended.At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended...

Absolutely Small [electronic resource] : How Quantum Theory Explains Our Everyday World

June 26, 2015
Fayer, Michael D..
Rego Park : Gildan Media Corp, 2010.
1 sound file : digital
Scott Peterson.
Duration: 10:25:05

The Bourbon Kings [electronic resource]

June 26, 2015
Ward, J.R..
New York : Books on Tape, 2015.
1 sound file : digital
Alexander Cendese.
Duration: 00:00:00

Nooks & Crannies [electronic resource]

June 26, 2015
Lawson, Jessica.
Chicago : Dreamscape Media, 2015.
1 sound file : digital
Duration: 07:27:05

Full dark, no stars [electronic resource]

June 26, 2015
King, Stephen, 1947-
Prince Frederick : HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books, 2010.
1 sound file : digital
Narrated by Jessica Hecht & Craig Wasson.
Duration: 14:52:17
1922 -- Big driver -- Fair extension -- A good marriage.
In four previously unpublished short works, a man explores his dark nature, a writer confronts a stranger, a cancer patient makes a deal with the devil, and a woman makes a horrifying discovery about her husband.

The Beatles [electronic resource] : the biography

June 26, 2015
Spitz, Bob.
New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2005.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Alfred Molina.
Duration: 10:15:33
Even before the Beatles hit the big time, a myth was created. This version of the Beatles legend smoothed the rough edges and filled in the fault lines, and for more than forty years this manicured version of the Beatles story has sustained as truth -- until now. The product of almost a decade of research, hundreds of unprecedented interviews, and the discovery of scores of never-before-revealed documents, Bob Spitz's "The Beatles" is the biography fans have been waiting for.

First grave on the right [electronic resource]

June 26, 2015
Jones, Darynda, author.
New York : Macmillan Audio, 2011.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Lorelei King.
Duration: 09:21:41
Using her ability to see ghosts in her work as a private investigator, Charley Davidson begins experiencing intense sensual dreams about a mysterious entity that has been following her throughout her life.

The amazing story of quantum mechanics [electronic resource] : [a math-free exploration of the science that made our world]

June 26, 2015
Kakalios, James, 1958-
Old Saybrook : Tantor Media, 2010.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Peter Berkrot.
Duration: 09:24:30
Most of us are unaware of how much we depend on quantum mechanics on a day-to-day basis. Using illustrations and examples from science fiction pulp magazines and comic books, The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics explains the fundamental principles of quantum mechanics that underlie the world we live in.

Desert tales [electronic resource] : a Wicked lovely novel

June 26, 2015
Marr, Melissa, author.
New York : HarperCollins, 2008.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Nick Landrum.
Duration: 10:11:35
Return to the world of Melissa Marr's bestselling series and discover how the events of Wicked Lovely set a different faery tale in motion. . . . The Mojave Desert was a million miles away from the plots and schemes of the faery courts and that's exactly why Rika chose it as her home. The once-mortal faery retreated to the desert's isolation after decades of carrying winter's curse inside her body. But her seclusion--and the freedom of the desert fey--are threatened by the Summer King's newfound strength. And when the manipulations of her trickster friend, Sionnach, thrust Rika into a new romance, she finds new power within herself--and a new desire to help Sionnach protect the desert fey and mortals alike. The time for hiding is over.

Phoenix rising [electronic resource] : a Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences novel

June 26, 2015
Ballantine, Philippa, 1971-
New York : HarperCollins, 2011.
1 sound file : digital
Performed by James Langton.
Duration: 13:46:09
"These are dark days indeed in Victoria's England. Londoners are vanishing, then reappearing, washing up as corpses on the banks of the Thames, drained of blood and bone. Yet the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences--the Crown's clandestine organization whose bailiwick is the strange and unsettling--will not allow its agents to investigate. Fearless and exceedingly lovely Eliza D. Braun, however, with her bulletproof corset and a disturbing fondness for dynamite, refuses to let the matter rest...and she's prepared to drag her timorous new partner, Wellington Books, along with her into the perilous fray. For a malevolent brotherhood is operating in the deepening London shadows, intent upon the enslavement of all Britons. And Books and Braun--he with his encyclopedic brain and she with her remarkable devices--muyst get to the twisted roots of a most nefarious plot...or see England fall to the Phoenix!"--P. [4] of cover.

Another Side of Bob Dylan : A Personal History on the Road and Off the Tracks [electronic resource]

June 26, 2015
Maymudes, Jacob.
Old Saybrook : Tantor Media, 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Jacob Maymudes.
Duration: 07:33:56
During the years they spent together, few people outside of Dylan's immediate family were closer than Victor Maymudes, who was Dylan's tour manager, personal friend, and travelling companion from the '60s through the late '90s. The audiobook recounts landmark events including Dylan's infamous motorcycle crash; meeting the Beatles on their first US tour; his marriage to Sara Lownds, his romances with Joan Baez and others; memorable concerts, and insights on Dylan's songwriting process.

Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Expanded Edition [electronic resource] : What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment

June 26, 2015
Harvey, Steve.
New York : HarperCollins, 2015.
1 sound file : digital
Mike Hodge.
Duration: 06:04:59

Smiley's people [electronic resource]

June 26, 2015
Le Carré, John, 1931-
London : AudioGO Ltd, 2010.
1 sound file : digital
Duration: 02:49:24

Fragile things [electronic resource] : short fictions and wonders

June 26, 2015
Gaiman, Neil.
Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2006.
1 sound file : digital
Read by the author.
Duration: 10:46:32
In this dazzling collection of more than twenty-five pieces of short fiction, including a novella featuring the hero of his masterpiece American Gods, internationally bestselling author Neil Gaiman charts the terrain between life and death, perception and reality, darkness and light. From an alternate-universe Victorian England to months of the year sitting around chatting, this volume is a gift of wonder guaranteed to dazzle the senses.

The American Civil War [electronic resource] : [a military history]

June 26, 2015
Keegan, John, 1934-2012.
New York : Books on Tape, 2009.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Robin Sachs.
Duration: 16:40:02
North and South divide -- Will there be a war? -- Improvised armies -- Running the war -- The military geography of the Civil War -- The life of the soldier -- Plans -- McClellan takes command -- The war in middle America -- Lee's war in the East, Grant's war in the West -- Chancellorsville and Gettysburg -- Vicksburg -- Cutting the Chattanooga-Atlanta link -- The overland campaign and the fall of Richmond -- Breaking into the South -- The battle off Cherbourg and the Civil War at sea -- Black soldiers -- The home fronts -- Walt Whitman and wounds -- Civil War generalship -- Civil War battle -- Could the South have survived? -- The end of the war.
For the past half century, John Keegan, the greatest military historian of our time, has been returning to the scenes of America's most bloody and wrenching war to ponder its lingering conundrums: the continuation of fighting for four years between such vastly mismatched sides; the dogged persistence of ill-trained, ill-equipped, and often malnourished combatants; the effective absence of decisive battles among some two to three hundred known to us by name...

The demonologist [electronic resource]

June 26, 2015
Pyper, Andrew.
Prince Frederick : HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books, 2013.
1 sound file : digital
Narrated by John Bedford Lloyd.
Duration: 09:16:45
Professor David Ullman's expertise on Milton's Paradise Lost lands him a lucrative offer to travel to Venice and provide his professional opinion on a mysterious phenomenon. Intrigued, David heads to Italy with his 12-year-old daughter Tess--but soon after arrival, he finds himself waging a terrifying struggle to reclaim Tess from the Unnamed, a demonic force that wants David as its messenger.

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