New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Fiction

February 26, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The poison garden

February 25, 2020
Marwood, Alex, author.
[Old Saybrook, CT] : Tantor Audio, [2020]
9 audio discs (11 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Rachael Beresford.
Title from disc label
Compact discs.
Romy must start a new life for herself, and the child growing inside her. She is determined to find the rest of her family and keep her baby safe, no matter the cost. But as the horrors of her past start to resurface, she realizes that leaving her old life behind won't be easy. Outside the walls of The Ark, the real evil has only just begun.

Run me to earth : a novel

February 25, 2020
Yoon, Paul, author.
[New York, NY] : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2020]
5 audio discs (6 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Ramón de Ocampo.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Alisak, Prany, and Noi, three orphans united by devastating loss must do what is necessary to survive the perilous landscape of 1960s Laos. When they take shelter in a bombed-out field hospital, they meet Vang, a doctor dedicated to helping the wounded at all costs. Soon the teens are serving as motorcycle couriers, delicately navigating their bikes across the fields filled with unexploded bombs, beneath the indiscriminate barrage from the sky. In a world where the landscape and the roads have turned into an ocean of bombs, follow their grueling days of rescuing civilians and searching for medical supplies, until Vang secures their evacuation on the last helicopters leaving the country. It's a move with irrevocable consequences and sets them on disparate and treacherous paths across the world.

Perfect little children : a novel

February 25, 2020
Hannah, Sophie, 1971- author.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2020]
8 audio discs (10 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Laura Kirman.
Compact discs.
"All Beth has to do is drive her son to his soccer game, watch him play, and then return home. Just because she knows her ex-best friend lives near the field, that doesn't mean she has to drive past her house and try to catch a glimpse of her. Why would Beth do that and risk dredging up painful memories? She hasn't seen Flora for twelve years. She doesn't want to see her today--or ever again. But she can't resist. She parks outside the open gates of Newnham House, watches from across the road as Flora arrives and calls to her children Thomas and Emily to get out of the car. Except ... There's something terribly wrong. Flora looks the same, only older. Twelve years ago, Thomas and Emily were five and three years old. Today, they look precisely as they did then. They are Thomas and Emily without a doubt, but they haven't changed at all. They are no taller, no older. Why haven't they grown? How is it possible that they haven't grown up?"--Amazon.com.

Saint X : a novel

February 25, 2020
Schaitkin, Alexis, 1985- author.
[New York, NY] : Macmillan Audio, [2020]
10 audio discs (12 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Alex Hyde-White, Bailey Carr, Dana Dae, Dave Fennoy, Dean Gallagher, Denise Nelson, Ella Turenne, Josh Petersdorf, Kate Orsini, Melinda Wade, Prentice Omayemi, Ron Butler, Ryan Vincent Anderson, Shayna Small, Tristan Wright.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Claire is only seven years old when her college-age sister, Alison, disappears on the last night of their family vacation at a resort on the Caribbean island of Saint X. Several days later, Alison's body is found in a remote spot on a nearby cay, and two local men, employees at the resort, are arrested. But the evidence is slim, the timeline against it, and the men are soon released. It turns into national tabloid news, a lurid mystery that will go unsolved. For Claire and her parents, there is only sad return home to broken lives. Years later, riding in a New York City taxi, Claire recognizes the name on the cabbie's license. The driver, Clive Richardson, is one of the men originally suspected of murdering her sister. The fateful encounter sets Claire on an obsessive pursuit of the truth. Not only to find out what happened the night of Alison's death but also to answer the elusive question: Who exactly was her sister?

Yes no maybe so

February 25, 2020
Albertalli, Becky, author.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2020]
9 audio discs (11 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Tiya Sircar and Michael Crouch.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Jamie Goldberg, who chokes when speaking to strangers, and Maya Rehrman, who is having the worst Ramadan ever, are paired to knock on doors and ask for votes for the local state senate candidate.

Home truths

February 24, 2020
Lewis, Susan, 1956- author.
[New York] : Harper Collins Publishers, [2019]
11 audio discs (13.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Antonia Beamish.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Angie Watts once had what seemed like an idyllic life: a house in a small town in the English countryside with her beloved husband Steve and their three adored children. She never could have predicted how her life would one day turn out. When her oldest son, Liam, grows from a sweet-natured boy to a troubled teen, Angie's world begins to crumble. Expelled from school and disappearing from home for days on end, Liam falls in with a notorious local gang. After arriving home one day to find their 5-year-old son with a syringe Liam has left lying around, Steve makes a rash decision that will have lasting repercussions on their family. Two years later, Steve is gone, Liam is missing, and with money running out, Angie and her other two children are on the brink of eviction. Then Angie is called into the police station and informed that there's been a murder, and Liam is a suspect.

When we were Vikings

February 24, 2020
MacDonald, Andrew (Andrew David), author.
[New York, NY] : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2020]
8 audio discs (10.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Phoebe Strole.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Sometimes life isn't as simple as heroes and villains. For Zelda, a twenty-one-year-old Viking enthusiast who lives with her older brother, Gert, life is best lived with some basic rules: *A smile means "thank you for doing something small that I liked." *Fist bumps and dabs = respect. *Strange people are not appreciated in her home. *Tomatoes must go in the middle of the sandwich and not get the bread wet. *Sometimes the most important things don't fit on lists. But when Zelda finds out that Gert has resorted to some questionable and dangerous methods to make enough money to keep them afloat, Zelda decides to launch her own quest. Her mission: to be legendary. It isn't long before Zelda finds herself in a battle that tests the reach of her heroism, her love for her brother, and the depth of her Viking strength.

Dead to her [sound recording] : a novel

February 24, 2020
Pinborough, Sarah, 1972- author.
New York, N.Y. : Harper Audio, [2020]
9 audio discs (11 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Saskia Maarleveld.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
"Once a cheat, always a cheat," they say. Marcie Maddox has worked hard to get where she is after the illicit affair that started her new life a few years ago. But her world of country clubs, yachts and sumptuous houses in Savannah, Georgia, isn't easy to maintain, no matter how hard she tries. Nor is keeping her husband, Jason, truly interested. So, when Jason's boss brings home a hot new wife from his trip to London, the young Mrs. William Radford IV isn't quite the souvenir everyone expected. Sexy, drop-dead gorgeous and black, Keisha quickly usurps Marcie's place as the beautiful second wife. But when Marcie sees the extra spark in the room when Keisha and Jason are together and their obvious, magnetic attraction, the gloves come off. Revenge is best served cold, but in the steamy Savannah heat, blood runs so hot that this summer it might just boil over into murder.

This light between us : a novel of World War II

February 24, 2020
Fukuda, Andrew Xia, author.
New York, New York : Macmillan Audiobook, [2020]
9 audio discs (10.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by Greg Chun and Emily Ellet.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
In 1935, ten-year-old Alex Maki from Bainbridge Island, Washington is disgusted when he's forced to become pen pals with Charlie Levy of Paris, France, a girl. He thought she was a boy. In spite of Alex's reluctance, their letters continue to fly across the Atlantic, and along with them the shared hopes and dreams of friendship. Until the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the growing Nazi persecution of Jews force them to confront the darkest aspects of human nature. From the desolation of an internment camp on the plains of Manzanar to the horrors of Auschwitz and the devastation of European battlefields, the only thing they can hold onto are the memories of their letters. But nothing can dispel the light between them.

Been there, married that [sound recording]

February 21, 2020
Grazer, Gigi Levangie, author.
New York, NY : Macmillan Audio, [2020]
8 audio discs (10 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Amy McFadden.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Agnes Murphy Nash is the perfect Hollywood wife. She has the right friends, the right clothes, and even a side career of her own as a writer. Her husband Trevor is a bigshot producer, and from the outside it looks like they're living a picture-perfect celebrity life, complete with tennis tournaments and lavish parties. But the job description of a Hollywood wife doesn't cover divorce, which is the way Agnes' life is headed after she comes home one day to find her credit cards cancelled and the security passwords to get into her enormous LA home changed. Oh, and there's a guy there whose job it is to tase her if she tries to enter, which she does. Needless to say, Agnes' husband is dead set on making sure she loses big time, but Agnes isn't the type to just lie down and take it. In a world of fremenies and hot nannies, personal psychics and 'skinny' jello shots, Agnes may be losing her husband, but could that mean getting her own life back?

The extraordinary life of Sam Hell

February 21, 2020
Dugoni, Robert, author, narrator.
℗2018
10 audio discs (11 hr., 44 min.) ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Robert Dugoni.
Title from disc surface.
Compact discs.
Sam believed it was God who sent Ernie Cantwell, the only African American kid in his class, to be the friend he so desperately needed. And that it was God's idea for Mickie Kennedy to storm into Our Lady of Mercy like a tornado, uprooting every rule Sam had been taught about boys and girls. Forty years later, Sam, a small-town eye doctor, is no longer certain anything was by design, especially not the tragedy that caused him to turn his back on his friends, his hometown, and the life he'd always known. Running from the pain, eyes closed, served little purpose. Now, as he looks back on his life, Sam embarks on a journey that will take him halfway around the world.

Blindside

February 20, 2020
Patterson, James, 1947-
New York, NY : Hachette Audio, [2020]
7 audio discs (approximately 8 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Danny Mastrogiorgio.
Compact disc.
The mayor of New York has a daughter who's missing and in danger. Detective Michael Bennett has a son who's in prison. The two strike a deal. Bennett and the mayor have always had a tense relationship, but now the mayor sees in Bennett a discreet investigator with family worries of his own. Just one father helping another. The detective leaps into the case, and sources lead him to a homicide in the Bronx. The victim has ties to a sophisticated hacking operation, and also to the mayor's missing daughter, Natalie, a twenty-one-year-old computer prodigy. The murder is part of a serial killing spree, one with national security implications. And suddenly Bennett is at the center of a dangerous triangle anchored by NYPD, FBI, and a transnational criminal organization. Michael Bennett has always been an honorable man, but sometimes, when the lives of innocents are at stake, honor has to take a back seat. Survival comes first.

Trouble is what I do

February 20, 2020
Mosley, Walter.
[New York] : Hachette Audio, [2020]
3 audio discs (3.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Dion Graham.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Phillip 'Catfish' Worry is a 92-year-old Mississippi bluesman who needs Leonid's help with a simple task: deliver a letter revealing the black lineage of a wealthy heiress and her corrupt father. Unsurprisingly, the opportunity to do a simple favor while shocking the prevailing elite is too much for Leonid to resist. But when a famed and feared assassin puts a hit on Catfish, Leonid has no choice but to confront the ghost of his own felonious past. Working to protect his client, and his own family, Leonid must reach the heiress on the eve of her wedding before her powerful father kills those who hold their family's secret. Joined by a team of young and tough aspiring investigators, Leonid must gain the trust of wary socialites, outsmart vengeful thugs, and, above all, serve the truth no matter the cost.

Cut and run [sound recording]

February 20, 2020
Michaels, Fern, author.
℗2020
7 audio discs (7 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Laural Merlington.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
It's been three months since Countess Annie de Silva slipped away from her home before dawn, leaving a cryptic note and no clue as to her destination. That's an eternity for friends as devoted as the Sisterhood. Now they're desperate to ensure that their founding member is alive and well, and that means tracking her down--wherever in the world she might be. Myra Rutledge, Annie's closest confidante, knows the secrets of Annie's past, including the remote mountain in Spain where Annie spent some of the best--and worst--days of her life. Annie vowed that she'd never return to the mountain or the stunning monastery there. But the memories of the past have called her back. Now, she needs allies who are fearless, loyal, and willing to do whatever it takes to see justice done. And with the safety of one of their own on the line, the Sisterhood won't let her down ...

Crooked river

February 20, 2020
Preston, Douglas J., author.
[New York] : Hachette Book Group, [2020]
11 audio discs (13 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jefferson Mays.
Compact discs.
Dozens of identical blue shoes are found in the ocean off the coast of Florida, all with a severed human foot inside. Pendergast reluctantly arrives on Captiva Island and is quickly drawn into the mystery.

The family business 5 [sound recording]

February 20, 2020
Weber, Carl, 1964- author.
℗2020
8 sound discs (8 hr., 45 min.) : digital, 4 3/4 in.
Performed by various narrators.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
LC Duncan, patriarch and leader of the Duncan clan, has just been arrested on federal RICO charges stemming from a child pornography and human trafficking ring he's been accused of secretly running. LC has done his share of dirt over the years, but kiddie porn and child prostitution are not his style--or so he says. The evidence is overwhelming, and even his beloved wife Chippy is starting to have her doubts. Determined to clear their father's name Vegas, Junior, and Rio set out to find out the truth. They will soon find out that sometimes, the truth can be worse than the lie you've been told. Meanwhile, the beautiful Paris Duncan is haunted by recurring nightmares of her true love, Niles Monroe. She blew up his private plane when he became a threat to her family; however, there have been signs that suggest he may still be alive. Could LC's arrest have something to do with Niles' reappearance in her life? Or is it her son, Jordan, that Niles is really interested in? Get ready for another roller coaster ride with the Duncan family.

The poppy wife : [a novel of the Great War]

February 18, 2020
Scott, Caroline, author.
℗2019
10 audio discs (12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Lucy Paterson and Chris Harper.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
While many have been reunited with their loved ones in the wake of World War I, Edie's husband has not come home. Francis is presumed dead, but Edie believes he might still be alive, and when she receives a photo of him, she is more convinced than ever. And so, she embarks on a journey in the hope of finding him. Is Francis truly gone? And if he isn't, then why hasn't he come home?

Black girl unlimited [sound recording] : the remarkable story of a teenage wizard

February 18, 2020
Brown, Echo, author, narrator.
New York, NY : Macmillan Audio, [2020]
7 audio discs (8.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Echo Brown is a wizard from the East Side, where apartments are small and parents suffer addictions to the white rocks. Yet there is magic, everywhere. New portals begin to open when Echo transfers to the rich school on the West Side, and an insightful teacher becomes a pivotal mentor. Each day, Echo travels between two worlds, leaving her brothers, her friends, and a piece of herself behind on the East Side. There are dangers to leaving behind the place that made her. Echo soon realizes there is pain flowing through everyone around her, and a black veil of depression threatens to undo everything she's worked for.

Postscript [sound recording]

February 18, 2020
Ahern, Cecelia, 1981- author.
New York, NY : Hachette Audio, [2020]
9 audio discs (approximately 10 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Amy Huberman.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Sixteen years after Cecelia Ahern's best-selling phenomenon PS, I Love You captured the hearts of millions, the long-awaited sequel follows Holly as she helps strangers leave their own letters behind for loved ones.

The hand on the wall

February 18, 2020
Johnson, Maureen, 1973- author.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2020]
7 audio discs (8.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Kate Rudd.
Compact discs.
Ellingham Academy must be cursed. Three people are now dead. But Stevie knows who Truly Devious is. Then a massive storm heads toward Vermont. This is too much for the parents and administrators. Ellingham Academy is evacuated. Obviously, it's time for Stevie to do something stupid. It's time to stay on the mountain and face the storm, and a murderer.

Rogue princess [sound recording]

February 18, 2020
Myers, B. R. (Bethany R.), author.
Holland, Ohio : Dreamscape Media, LLC, [2020]
8 audio discs (9 hr., 26 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Lucy Brownhill.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
A princess fleeing an arranged marriage crosses paths with a clever thief, and, together, they discover a rebel conspiracy in this gender-swapped retelling of Cinderella.

Follow me to ground

February 14, 2020
Rainsford, Sue, 1988- author.
[New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2020]
4 audio discs (4.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Adam Sims, Francine Brody, Kate Handford, Crystal Clarke, Amy Finegan, Jamael Westman.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Ada and her father, touched by the power to heal illness, help sick locals by temporarily burying them in the reviving, dangerous Ground nearby. Ada is mostly uninterested, until she meets a man named Samson. When they strike up an affair, Ada is torn between her old way of life and new possibilities with her lover, and eventually makes a decision that will forever change Samson, the town, and the Ground itself.

The country guesthouse

February 13, 2020
Carr, Robyn, author.
[Prince Frederick, Maryland] : Recorded Books, LLC, [2020]
7 audio discs (8.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Narrated by Thérèse Plummer.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
When her best friend died suddenly, Hannah became guardian to a five-year-old named Noah. With no experience at motherhood, she is terrified that she's not up to the challenge. She and Noah need time to get to know each other, so she decides to rent a country house with stunning views on a lake in rural Colorado. When they arrive at the house, they are greeted by the owner, a handsome man who promises to stay out of their way. But his clumsy Great Dane, Romeo, has other ideas, and Noah immediately bonds with the lovable dog. As Hannah learns to become a mother, Owen Abrams, who is recovering from his own grief, can't help but be drawn out of his solitude by his guests.

The girls with no names

February 13, 2020
Burdick, Serena, author.
[Don Mills, Ontario, Canada] : Harlequin Audio, [2020]
10 audio discs (12.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Emily Lawrence, Nancy Peterson, and Amy McFadden.
Compact discs.
Not far from Luella and Effie Tildon's large family mansion looms the House of Mercy, a workhouse for wayward girls. When the sisters accidentally learn a secret about their father, the brazen older sister, Luella, becomes emboldened to do as she pleases. But then one morning she is mysteriously gone. Effie suspects her father has sent Luella to the House of Mercy, and the only way to free Luella is to get herself committed as well.

The majesties : a novel

February 13, 2020
Tsao, Tiffany, author.
[New York, NY] : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2020]
8 audio discs (9.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Nancy Wu.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Gwendolyn and Estella have always been as close as sisters can be. Growing up in a wealthy, powerful, and sometimes deceitful family, they've relied on each other for support and confidence. But now, Gwendolyn is lying in a coma, the sole survivor of Estella's poisoning of their whole family. As she struggles to regain consciousness, Gwendolyn desperately retraces her memories, trying to uncover the moment that led to this shocking and brutal act. Was it their aunt's mysterious death at sea? Estella's unhappy marriage to a dangerously brutish man? Or were the shifting loyalties and unspoken resentments at the heart of the opulent world they inhabit finally too much to bear? Can Gwendolyn finally confront the truth about who she and her sister really are, and the secrets in their family's past? A haunting, evocative, and deeply compelling novel about the secrets that can build a family empire, and also bring it crashing down.

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