New Arrivals · Kids’ Audiobooks

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

The boundless [sound recording]

April 17, 2014
Oppel, Kenneth, 1967-
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, p2014.
7 audio discs (8 hr., 12 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Nick Podehl.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
A train is on its maiden voyage across the country, and first-class passenger Will Everett is about to embark on an adventure. Will ends up with a key to a train car containing priceless treasures; he becomes the target of sinister figures from his past. So Will joins a traveling circus, enlisting the aid of Mr. Dorian, the ringmaster and Maren, a girl his age who is an escape artist. With villains fast on their heels, can Will and Maren reach Will's father and save the train.

Tales from the Old Testament [sound recording]

April 17, 2014
Benicia, CA : Greathall Productions, [1989].
1 audio disc (approximately 1 hr.) : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in.
Storyteller: Jim Weiss.
Title on container: Greathall Productions presents a storyteller's version of Tales from the Old Testament.
006000.
Abraham and the idols -- Noah and the ark -- The story of Ruth -- David and Goliath -- David's dance -- Wise King Solomon -- Queen Esther.
This exciting introduction to the Bible features nondenominational portraits of biblical characters as caring, understandable humans facing extraordinary situations.

Five little Peppers and how they grew [sound recording]

April 17, 2014
Sidney, Margaret, 1844-1924.
Newport Beach, CA : Books on Tape, p2001.
6 audio discs (7 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Bernadette Dunne.
A fatherless family, happy in spite of its impoverished condition, is befriended by a very rich gentleman.

File under [sound recording] : 13 suspicious incidents

April 9, 2014
Snicket, Lemony.
[New York] : Hachette Audio, [2014]
3 sound discs (180 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Liam Aiken.
Title from web page.
Compact disc.
Paintings have been falling off of walls, a loud and loyal dog has gone missing, a specter has been seen walking the pier at midnight; strange things are happening all over the town of Stain'd-By-The-Sea. Called upon to investigate thirteen suspicious incidents, young Lemony Snicket collects clues, questions witnesses, and cracks every case. Join the investigation and tackle the mysteries alongside Snicket, then turn to the back of the book to see the solution revealed.

The big bad blackout [sound recording]

April 3, 2014
McDonald, Megan.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, p2013.
2 sound discs (1 hr., 31 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Barbara Rosenblat.
Title from disc surface.
Compact disc.
Hold on to your umbrella and stock up on marshmallows, Elmer is coming to town! Hurricane Elmer, that is. Judy and Stink and the whole Moody family hunker down with beans and batteries, ready to wait out the storm. Along with massive rain and strong winds, Elmer throws down ghosts, squirrels, and aliens. Just when things couldn't possibly get any freakier, flicker, flicker, gulp; the lights go O-U-T out. The Moodys are smack-dab in the middle of a big bad blackout!

Blood ties [sound recording]

April 2, 2014
Nix, Garth.
New York : Scholastic Audiobooks, p2014.
5 sound discs (5 hr., 29 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Nicola Barber.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Erdas is a land of balance. The spirit animal bond bridges the human and animal worlds. Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan each have this gift, and the responsibility that comes with it. But the Conquerors are trying to destroy this balance, swallowing whole cities in their rush for power, including Meilin's home. Ready to fight, Meilin has set off into enemy territory with her spirit animal, a panda name Jhi. Her friends aren't far behind, but they're not the only ones. The enemy is everywhere.

Perfect game

April 2, 2014
Christopher, Matt, 1917-1997, author.
℗2014
3 audio discs (approximately 3 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM.
Read by Nick Sullivan.
Title from container.
"Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container.
Now playing on different teams, twelve-year-old cousins--and best friends--Carter and Liam must compete against each other at the Little League World Series.

The last days of Jesus [sound recording] : his life and times

April 2, 2014
O'Reilly, Bill.
[New York] : Macmillan Audio, 2014.
4 sound discs (270 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Edward Herrmann.
Title from web page.
Compact discs.
Packed with fascinating details, this fast-paced narrative will transport readers back in time. In an exploration of the political and social landscape at the time of Jesus' life, Bill O'Reilly takes on the questions surrounding his death. Who was involved in the trial and sentencing of Jesus? What circumstances led to his conviction? What were the motivations in killing Jesus?

Battle of the beasts

March 26, 2014
Columbus, Chris, author.
℗2014
9 audio discs (approximately 11 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Daniel Vincent Gordh.
Title from container.
"Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container.
Since the siblings' last adventure, life in the Walker household is much improved for Cordelia, Brendan, and Eleanor, aged fifteen to eight. The family is rich and the Wind Witch is banished. But no Walker will be safe until she is found, and summoning her to San Francisco brings all the danger that comes with her and sends the Walkers on a mysterious journey through Denver Kristoff's books. As the Walkers travel from ancient Rome to World War II to Tibet, they'll be tested--by Denver Kristoff, the Wind Witch, and each other--in ways that cut deeper than before.

The finisher [sound recording]

March 26, 2014
Baldacci, David.|4aut
[New York] : Scholastic Audiobooks, c2014.
13 sound discs (15 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Nicola Barber.
Compact discs.
"They don't want you to know the truth"--Container.
"Vega Jane has never left the village of Wormwood. But this isn't unusual--nobody has ever left the village of Wormwood. At least not until Quentin Herms vanishes into the unknown. Vega knows Quentin didn't just leave, he was chased. And he's left behind a very dangerous trail of clues that only she can decode"--Container.

Better Nate than ever [sound recording]

March 26, 2014
Federle, Tim.
[New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2014]
5 sound discs (354 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from web page.
Compact discs.
Nate Foster has big dreams. His whole life, he's wanted to star in a Broadway show. But how is Nate supposed to make his dreams come true when he's stuck in Jankburg, Pennsylvania, where no one, except his best pal Libby, appreciates a good show tune? With Libby's help, Nate plans a daring overnight escape to New York. There's an open casting call for E.T.: The Musical, and Nate knows this could be the difference between small-town blues and big-time stardom.

Five, six, seven, Nate! [sound recording]

March 26, 2014
Federle, Tim.
[New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2014]
6 sound discs (390 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from web page.
Compact discs.
Armed with a one-way ticket to New York City, small-town theater geek Nate is off to start rehearsals for E.T.: The Broadway Musical. It's everything he ever practiced his autograph for! But as thrilling as Broadway is, rehearsals are nothing like Nate expects: they're full of intimidating child stars, cut-throat understudies, and a director who can't even remember Nate's name. As the countdown to opening night starts to feel like a time bomb, Nate may need a showbiz miracle.

Stay where you are & then leave [sound recording]

March 26, 2014
Boyne, John, 1971-
New York : Macmillan Audio, [2014]
5 sound discs (360 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Euan Morton.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
The day the First World War broke out, Alfie Summerfield's father promised he wouldn't go away to fight; but he broke that promise the following day. Four years later, Alfie doesn't know where his father might be, other than that he's away on a special, secret mission. While shining shoes at King's Cross Station, Alfie realizes his father is in a hospital close by; a hospital treating soldiers with shell shock. Alfie isn't sure what shell shock is, but he is determined to rescue his father.

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's library [sound recording]

March 20, 2014
Grabenstein, Chris.
New York : Listening Library ; Prince Frederick, MD : Distributed by Recorded Books, p2014.
5 sound discs (6 hr., 20 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jesse Bernstein.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
Twelve-year-old Kyle gets to stay overnight in the new town library, designed by his hero (the famous gamemaker Luigi Lemoncello), with other students but finds that come morning he must work with friends to solve puzzles in order to escape.

Heavy hitters [sound recording]

March 20, 2014
Lupica, Mike.
[New York] : Scholastic Audio, 2014.
5 sound discs (5 hrs., 7 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Fred Berman.
Title from web page.
Compact discs.
The Core Four Plus One, are so excited to play in their town's All-Star Baseball league. But in the first game of the season Ben gets hit by a pitch. Justin is acting really weirdly. Ben's known Justin for a while and they're friendly but not real close. Ben discovers that Justin's parents are getting a divorce and Justin is thinking about quitting the team. Like good teammates do, Justin helps Ben deal with his issues at bat while Ben is there for his friend while his family is struggling.

Big Nate in the zone

March 19, 2014
Peirce, Lincoln, author.
℗2014
2 audio discs (approximately 2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Fred Berman.
Title from discs.
Compact discs.
Nate Wright, ultimate cartoonist and sixth-grade king of detention, is not having the best luck. In fact, he's not having any luck. But with a little boost thanks to Chad's lucky foot, all of a sudden everything is going Nate's way! How long can Nate stay in the zone?

Rush Revere and the first patriots : time-travel adventures with exceptional Americans

March 19, 2014
Limbaugh, Rush H. author, narrator.
New York, NY : Audioworks an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio, [2014]
5 audio discs (approximately 6 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Rush Revere is transported back to the people and events leading up to the American Revolution.

Nick and Tesla's high-voltage danger lab : a mystery with electromagnets, burglar alarms, and other gadgets you can build yourself

March 12, 2014
Pflugfelder, Bob, 1967- author.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, [2013]
4 audio discs (3 hr., 59 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Macleod Andrews.
Duration: 3:59:00.
Compact discs.
Nick and Tesla are bright 12-year-old siblings with a knack for science, electronics, and getting into trouble. When their parents mysteriously vanish, they're sent to live with their Uncle Newt, a brilliant inventor who engineers top-secret gadgets for a classified government agency. It's not long before Nick and Tesla are embarking on adventures of their own-engineering all kinds of outrageous MacGyverish contraptions to save their skin.

The Boxcar children collection. Volume 28 [sound recording]

March 10, 2014
Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-1979.
[Carol Stream, IL] : Oasis Audio, p2013.
6 sound discs (360 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Aimee Lilly and Tim Gregory.
Title from web page.
Compact disc.
The summer camp mystery -- The copycat mystery -- The haunted clock tower mystery.
The summer camp mysery: The Boxcar children investigate the theft of the camp flag and contest ideas when they participate in the camp olympics at summer camp. The copycat mystery: A series of practical jokes at a restored nineteenth-century farmhouse makes the Aldens wonder if the ghost of its builder is at work. The haunted clock tower mystery: The Aldens accompany their grandfather to his class reunion and investigate the possibility of a buried Civil War treasure, and of a ghost in the bell tower, at Goldwin University.

The Boxcar Children Collection. Volume 27

March 10, 2014
Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-1979, author.
℗ 2013
6 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Aimee Lilly.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
The Mystery at the Crooked House -- The Hockey Mystery -- The Mystery of the Midnight Dog.
The Mystery of the Midnight Dog: While visiting a small town in Alabama, the Aldens hear mysterious howls at midnight, leading them to wonder if an old local legend about a ghost dog is true.

Stink and the ultimate thumb-wrestling smackdown

March 6, 2014
McDonald, Megan.
Grand Haven, Michigan : Brilliance Audio, p2012.
1 sound disc (1 hr. 11 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Barbara Rosenblat.
Duration: 1:11:00.
Compact disc.
After second-grader Stink gets an unsatisfactory grade in physical education his parents tell him he must play a sport, and so he masters thumb wrestling, as seen on a sports channel.

Nick and Tesla's Robot army rampage [sound recording] : a mystery with hoverbots, bristlebots, and other robots you can build yourself

March 5, 2014
Pflugfelder, Bob, 1967-
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, [2014], p2013.
4 sound discs (3 hr., 47 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by MacLeod Andrews.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
The precocious brother-and-sister duo find themselves solving another baffling mystery. As the story opens, their Uncle Newt takes a consulting gig at a cut-rate amusement park, engineering animatronic figures for a cheap Hall of Presidents knockoff. One perk of the job is that Nick and Tesla have unlimited access to the amusement park all summer long. But the kids quickly discover that one of the park employees has a sinister plan.

The shadow throne

March 5, 2014
Nielsen, Jennifer A., author.
New York : Scholastic Audiobooks, [2014]
8 audio discs (9 hr., 4 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Charlie McWade.
Compact discs.
Young King Jaron has had nothing but trouble with his advisors and regents since he ascended the throne of Carthya, and now King Vargan of Avenia has invaded the land and captured Imogen--and Jaron must find some way to rescue her and save his kingdom.

Sky Raiders [sound recording]

March 5, 2014
Mull, Brandon, 1974-
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, p2014.
11 sound discs (approximately 12 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Keith Nobbs.
Title from discs.
"Five kingdoms"--Disc label.
Cole Randolph was just trying to have a fun time with his friends on Halloween (and maybe get to know Jenna Hunt a little better). A spooky haunted house turns out to be a portal to something creepy when Cole sees his friends whisked away to some mysterious place underneath the haunted house; he dives in after them, and ends up in The Outskirts. And once you come to the Outskirts, it's very hard to leave.

I even funnier

March 5, 2014
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
℗2013
1 audio media player (approximately 4 hr.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Read by Frankie Seratch.
Title from Playaway label.
"HDAUDIO."
While on a mission to win the Planet's Funniest Kid Comic regional competition, New York middle schooler Jamie Grimm copes with rival comics and bullies, a buddy in trouble, and a sudden family emergency, all with a sense of humor and a loyal group of friends.

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