New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Fiction

December 7, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The collector's apprentice : a novel

December 6, 2018
Shapiro, Barbara A., 1951- author.
Minneapolis, MN : HighBridge Company, [2018]
9 audio discs (approximately 10.25 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Xe Sands.
Title from disc surface.
Compact discs.
It's the summer of 1922, and nineteen-year-old Paulien Mertens finds herself in Paris broke, disowned, and completely alone. Everyone believes she stole millions in a sophisticated con game perpetrated by her then-fiance, George Everard. She creates a new identity, a Frenchwoman named Vivienne Gregsby, and sets out to recover her father's art collection, prove her innocence, and exact revenge on George.

The riddle : the second book of Pellinor

December 6, 2018
Croggon, Alison, 1962- author.
℗2011
16 audio discs (ca. 19 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in. in.
Performed by Eloise Oxer.
Compact discs.
The further translation of a manuscript from the lost civilization of Edil-Amarandah which chronicles the experiences of sixteen-year-old Maerad, a gifted Bard, as she seeks the answer to the Riddle of the Treesong and continues to battle the Dark forces.

November road [sound recording] : a novel

December 5, 2018
Berney, Louis, author.
New York, NY : Harper Audio, [2018]
8 audio discs (9 hr., 30 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Johnathan McClain.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
"Set against the assassination of JFK, a poignant and evocative crime novel that centers on a desperate cat-and-mouse chase across 1960s America--a story of unexpected connections, daring possibilities, and the hope of second chances from the Edgar Award-winning author of The Long and Faraway Gone. Frank Guidry's luck has finally run out. A loyal street lieutenant to New Orleans' mob boss Carlos Marcello, Guidry has learned that everybody is expendable. But now it's his turn--he knows too much about the crime of the century: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Within hours of JFK's murder, everyone with ties to Marcello is turning up dead, and Guidry suspects he's next: he was in Dallas on an errand for the boss less than two weeks before the president was shot. With few good options, Guidry hits the road to Las Vegas, to see an old associate--a dangerous man who hates Marcello enough to help Guidry vanish. Guidry knows that the first rule of running is "don't stop," but when he sees a beautiful housewife on the side of the road with a broken-down car, two little daughters and a dog in the back seat, he sees the perfect disguise to cover his tracks from the hit men on his tail. Posing as an insurance man, Guidry offers to help Charlotte reach her destination, California. If she accompanies him to Vegas, he can help her get a new car. For her, it's more than a car-- it's an escape. She's on the run too, from a stifling existence in small-town Oklahoma and a kindly husband who's a hopeless drunk. It's an American story: two strangers meet to share the open road west, a dream, a hope--and find each other on the way. Charlotte sees that he's strong and kind; Guidry discovers that she's smart and funny. He learns that's she determined to give herself and her kids a new life; she can't know that he's desperate to leave his old one behind. Another rule--fugitives shouldn't fall in love, especially with each other. A road isn't just a road, it's a trail, and Guidry's ruthless and relentless hunters are closing in on him. But now Guidry doesn't want to just survive, he wants to really live, maybe for the first time. Everyone's expendable, or they should be, but now Guidry just can't throw away the woman he's come to love. And it might get them both killed."--Provided by publisher.

The 7 1/2 deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

December 4, 2018
Turton, Stuart, author.
Old Saybrook, CT : Tantor Media, [2018]
14 audio discs (17 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by James Cameron Stewart.
Title from web page.
Compact discs.
Evelyn Hardcastle will die. Every day until Aiden Bishop can identify her killer and break the cycle. But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes up in the body of a different guest. And some of his hosts are more helpful than others.

The feral detective [sound recording] : a novel

December 4, 2018
Lethem, Jonathan, author.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2018]
7 audio discs (9 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Zosia Mamet.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Phoebe Siegler is looking for her friend's missing daughter and hires Charles Heist to help. The unlikely pair finds the girl caught in a violent standoff that only Heist, mysteriously, can end.

Dark sacred night

November 30, 2018
Connelly, Michael, 1956- author.
℗2018
9 audio discs (10 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Christine Lakin and Titus Welliver.
Title from web page.
Compact discs.
Teaming up with Harry Bosch to reopen a cold case, LAPD detective Renée Ballard navigates interpersonal differences to pursue justice for a murdered runaway in Hollywood.

Robert B. Parker's Blood feud

November 30, 2018
Lupica, Mike, author.
[New York] : Random House Audio, 2018.
6 audio discs (ca. 7 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kate Burton.
Title from web page.
Compact discs.
Sunny Randall is 'on' again with Richie, the ex-husband she never stopped loving and never seemed to be able to let go, despite her discomfort with his mafia connections. When Richie is shot and nearly killed, Sunny is dragged into the thick of his family's business as she searches for answers and tries to stave off a mob war. But as the bullets start flying in Boston's mean streets, Sunny finds herself targeted by the deranged mastermind of the plot against the Burke family, whose motive may be far more personal than she could have anticipated.

Tom Clancy Oath of office

November 30, 2018
Cameron, Marc, author.
[New York, NY] : Random House Audio, 2018.
12 audio discs (14 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Scott Brick.
Title from disc.
"A Jack Ryan novel"--Cover.
President Jack Ryan preaches caution when the prospects for a Persian Spring excite the rest of the world. Meanwhile the Campus has been trailing a major international arms dealer whose business has waxed as the power of the Ayatollah has waned. Now, the change of regimes in Iran has opened up formerly unimagined possibilities to him. Possibilities which may lead to a new balance of power in the region.

Tony's wife

November 30, 2018
Trigiani, Adriana, author.
New York, NY : Harper Audio, [2018]
10 audio discs (12 hr., 45 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Edoardo Ballerini.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
"Love, ambition, and the consequences of both lie at the heart of this spellbinding epic of two working-class kids who become a successful singing act during the big band era of the 1940s. Chi Chi Donatelli and Saverio Armandonada meet one summer on the Jersey shore before World War II. Chi Chi is a talented and ambitious singer-songwriter working in a local blouse factory looking for her big break, while Saverio, a singer already on the rise, is fronting a touring band and has the good looks and smooth vocals that make success seem assured. It isn’t long before Saverio becomes Tony Arma and he and Chi Chi form a duo; together they navigate the glamorous worlds of nightclubs, radio, and television. Soon they're married and all goes well until it becomes clear that they must make a choice: Which of them will put ambition aside to build a family and which will pursue a career? What compromises will they make to achieve their dreams? And on the road to fame and fortune, how will they cope with the impact these compromises have on their marriage, family, and themselves? From the Jersey shore to Hollywood, New York City to Las Vegas, the hills of northern Italy and the exuberant hayride of the big band circuit in between: Tony’s Wife tells the story of the twentieth century in song, as Tony & Chi Chi make studio recordings and promote them with appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. As they juggle the demands of their public lives, secrets are revealed, promises are broken, and loyalty is tested as the Armas attempt to keep the music playing and their family together. Tony's Wife is a richly layered novel that explores how a traditional Italian-American family grapples with the seismic shifts they face in a rapidly changing world."--Inside dust jacket.

The caged queen

November 30, 2018
Ciccarelli, Kristen, author.
[New York] : Harper Audio, [2018]
9 audio discs (11 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Aysha Kala.
Title from container.
"Companion to The last Namsara" -- jacket.
"Once there were two sisters born with a bond so strong that it forged them together forever. Roa and Essie called it the hum. It was a magic they cherished--until the day a terrible accident took Essie's life and trapped her soul in this world. Dax--the heir to Firgaard's throne--was responsible for the accident. Roa swore to hate him forever. But eight years later he returned, begging for her help. He was determined to dethrone his cruel father, under whose oppressive reign Roa's people had suffered. Roa made him a deal: she'd give him the army he needed if he made her queen. Only as queen could she save her people from Firgaard's rule. hen a chance arises to right every wrong--an opportunity for Roa to rid herself of this enemy king and rescue her beloved sister. During the Relinquishing, when the spirits of the dead are said to return, Roa discovers she can reclaim her sister for good. All she has to do is kill the king."--Jacket flap.

Fire & blood

November 30, 2018
Martin, George R. R., author.
[New York] : Random House Audio, [2018]
21 audio discs (26 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Simon Vance.
Title from disc.
"300 years before A Game of Thrones, dragons ruled Westeros"--Container.
Centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones, House Targaryen, the only family of dragonlords to survive the Doom of Valyria, took up residence on Dragonstone. Their tale begins with the legendary Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, and goes on to recount the generations of Targaryens who fought to hold that iconic seat, all the way up to the civil war that nearly tore their dynasty apart.

Where the crawdads sing

November 28, 2018
Owens, Delia, author.
[Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape, [2018]
10 audio discs (ca. 12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Cassandra Campbell.
Title from web page.
Compact discs.
"For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. She's barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark. But Kya is not what they say. Abandoned at age ten, she has survived on her own in the marsh that she calls home. A born naturalist, she takes life lessons from the land. Drawn to two young men from town, who are each intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world--until the unthinkable happens."--Jacket.

The lady's guide to petticoats and piracy

November 28, 2018
Lee, Mackenzi, author.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2018]
9 audio discs (11 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Moira Quirk.
Compact discs.
"The sequel to The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue"--Dust jacket.
A year after a whirlwind grand tour with her brother Monty, Felicity Montague has returned to England with two goals in mind: avoid the marriage proposal of a lovestruck suitor from Edinburgh and enroll in medical school. But the administrators see men as the sole guardians of science. When a doctor she idolizes marries an friend of hers in Germany, Felicity believes he could change her future. A mysterious young woman will pay Felicity's way, if Felicity will let her travel along-- as her maid. Soon they're on a perilous quest that leads them across the promenades of Zurich to secrets lurking beneath the Atlantic.

The crow [sound recording] : the third book of Pellinor

November 26, 2018
Croggon, Alison, 1962- author.
℗2011
15 audio discs (approximately 19 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Colin Moody.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
While Maerad journeys in the far north, her brother, Hem, is sent south to the golden city of Turbansk. There he learns the ways of the Bards and discovers a hidden gift when he rescues a white crow. But when the forces of the Dark threaten, Hem flees with his protector, Saliman, and a young orphan girl named Zelika to join the Light's resistance forces. Soon Hem discovers that he, too, has a crucial role to play in the quest to solve the Riddle of the Treesong.

The naming [sound recording] : the first book of Pellinor

November 26, 2018
Croggon, Alison, 1962- author.
℗2011
16 audio discs (approximately 20 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Eloise Oxer.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Maerad is a slave in a desperate and unforgiving settlement, taken there as a child when her family is destroyed in war. She doesn't yet know she has inherited a powerful gift, one that marks her as a member of the noble School of Pellinor and enables her to see the world as no other can. It is only when she is discovered by Cadvan, one of the great Bards of Lirigon, that her true identity and extraordinary destiny unfold. Now, she and her mysterious teacher must embark on a treacherous, uncertain journey through a time and place where the forces of darkness wield an otherworldly terror.

The singing [sound recording] : the fourth book of Pellinor

November 26, 2018
Croggon, Alison, 1962- author.
℗2011
15 audio discs (17 hr., 58 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Eloise Oxer.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
In an increasingly battle-ravaged land, Maerad, Cadvan, and Hem desperately search for one another as they make their separate journeys. The Black Army is advancing north, and even as Maerad faces a mighty confrontation with the Landrost to save Innail, all of the Seven Kingdoms are threatened with bitter and devastating defeat. Yet in Maerad and Hem lives the secret to the mysterious Singing, and legend holds that if they release the music of Elidhu together, they have the power to defeat the Nameless One. Can brother and sister find each other in time to fight this all-powerful enemy, and are they strong enough--even reunited--to defeat him before all is lost?

The family business. [sound recording] 3

November 26, 2018
Weber, Carl, 1964-
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, ℗2015.
7 audio discs (8 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by various narrators.
Unabridged.
"With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container.
Vegas Duncan's release from prison is right on time for his older brother Junior's engagement to the voluptuous Sonya Brown. Unfortunately, Junior's attempt at happiness comes to a screeching halt when Sonya's husband, the mysterious Brother X, and his army of Muslim hit men declares war on the Duncan clan. Duncan family patriarch LC Duncan has gone up against many foes in his time and has always come out on top; however, he's never gone up against a religious fanatic like Brother X, who cares little about money and everything about principle. LC does have one card up his sleeve to shut down X. The question is, will he wake up from his gunshot-induced coma before it's too late? What could be worse than fighting a war while your father's in a coma?

Master of his fate

November 19, 2018
Bradford, Barbara Taylor, 1933- author.
New York, NY : Macmillan Audio, [2018]
9 audio discs (11 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Joan Walker.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
James Lionel Falconer is everything a self-made man should be: handsome, ambitious, charming, and brimming with self-confidence. But then back-to-back tragedies strike the Falconer home, shattering this idyllic life. It seems as though James might never recover his former glory - until a royal summons gives him the chance to prove that he is truly a master of the game.

Target : Alex Cross

November 19, 2018
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
[New York] : Hachette Book Group, [2018]
8 audio discs (9 hr. , 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Andre Blake.
Compact discs.
A leader has fallen, and the procession route from Capitol Hill to the White House is lined with hundreds of thousands of mourners. None feel the loss of a President more keenly than Alex Cross, who has devoted his life to the public good. A sniper's bullet strikes a target in the heart of DC. Alex Cross's wife, Bree Stone, newly elevated chief of DC detectives, faces an ultimatum: solve the case, or lose the position for which she's worked her entire career. The Secret Service and the FBI deploy as well in the race to find the shooter. Alex is tasked by the new President to take a personal role with the FBI, leading an investigation unprecedented in scale and scope. Alex has a horrible premonition: is the sniper's strike only the beginning of a larger attack on the nation?

Beauchamp Hall

November 19, 2018
Steel, Danielle, author.
[Prince Frederick, Maryland] : Recorded Books, LLC, [2018]
6 audio discs (7 hr., 15 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Dan John Miller.
Compact discs.
Winona Farmington once dreamed of graduating from college, moving to New York City, and pursuing a career in publishing. Then real life got in the way when she left college and returned to her small Michigan hometown to care for her sick mother. Years later, stuck in a dead-end job and an unsatisfying relationship, Winnie has concluded that dreams were meant for others. She consoles herself with binge-watching the British television series that she loves, Beauchamp Hall, enthralled by the sumptuous period drama set on a great Norfolk estate in the 1920s. The rich upstairs-downstairs world brilliantly brought to life by superb actors is the ultimate in escapism. On the day Winnie is passed over for a long-overdue promotion, she is also betrayed by her boyfriend and her best friend. Heartbroken, she makes the first impulsive decision of her conventional life—which changes everything. She packs her bags and flies to England to see the town where Beauchamp Hall is filmed. The quaint B & B where she stays feels like home. The brother and sister who live in the castle where the show is filmed, rich in titles but poor in cash, are more like long-lost friends than British nobility. And the show itself, with its colorful company and behind-the-scenes affairs, is a drama all its own. Winnie's world comes alive on the set of the show. What happens next is the stuff of dreams, as Winnie takes the boldest leap of all.

Of blood and bone

November 19, 2018
Roberts, Nora, author.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, Inc., 2018.
11 audio discs (13 hr., 46 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Julia Whelan.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Fallon Swift, approaching her thirteenth birthday, barely knows the world that existed before. Those like Fallon, in possession of gifts, are hunted, and the time is coming when her true nature, her identity as The One, can no longer be hidden. Her training is about to begin and she will find powers within herself she never imagined. When the time is right, she will take up the sword, and fight. For until she grows into the woman she was born to be, the world outside will never be whole again.

Archenemies

November 15, 2018
Meyer, Marissa, author.
New York, NY : Macmillan Audio, [2018]
12 audio discs (14.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by Rebecca Soler and Dan Bittner.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
As Nova, Adrian, and the rest of their crew face escalating crime in Gatlon City, covert weapons and conflicting missions have Nova and Adrian questioning not only their beliefs about justice, but also their feelings for each other.

Melmoth [sound recording] : a novel

November 14, 2018
Perry, Sarah, 1979- author.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2018]
9 audio discs (11 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Jan Cramer.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Helen Franklin has found a refuge in Prague. But a message is found that speaks of Melmoth, a dark legend who dooms those who cross her path. Helen brushes it off, but begins to feel watched.

Before we were yours : a novel

November 14, 2018
Wingate, Lisa, author.
℗2017
12 audio discs (14 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Emily Rankin.
Title from disc.
Compact disc.
"Memphis, Tennessee, 1936. The five Foss children find their lives changed forever when their parents leave them alone on the family shantyboat one stormy night. Rill Foss, just twelve years old, must protect her four younger siblings as they are wrenched from their home on the Mississippi and thrown into the care of the infamous Georgia Tann, director of the Tennessee Children's Home Society. South Carolina, Present Day. Avery Stafford has lived a charmed life. Loving daughter to her father, a U.S. Senator, she has a promising career as an assistant D.A. in Baltimore and is engaged to her best friend. But when Avery comes home to help her father weather a health crisis and a political attack, a chance encounter with a stranger leaves her deeply shaken. Avery's decision to learn more about the woman's life will take her on a journey through her family's long-hidden history"-- Provided by publisher.

A willing murder [sound recording]

November 13, 2018
Deveraux, Jude.
[Prince Frederick, Maryland] : Recorded Books, LLC, [2018]
9 audio discs (10 hr., 45 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Susan Bennett.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Sara Medlar's found herself back in her hometown of Lachlan, Florida, remodeling a grand old mansion. Sara's niece Kate is offered a job in Lachlan, and accepts immediately. She'll have to approach her aunt for a place to stay while she gets herself settled. When she arrives, she finds that Jackson Wyatt already has his own room. When two skeletons are uncovered in town, this unlikely trio is thrust together to solve a mystery everyone else seems eager to keep under wraps.

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