New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Fiction

November 19, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The stranger inside : a novel

November 18, 2019
Unger, Lisa, 1970- author.
[Don Mills, Ontario, Canada] : Harlequin Audio, [2019]
10 audio discs (13 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Vivienne Leheny and Chris Andrew Ciulla.
Compact discs.
Twelve-year-old Rain Winter narrowly escaped an abduction while walking to a friend's house. Her two best friends, Tess and Hank, were not as lucky. Tess never came home, and Hank was held in captivity before managing to escape. Their abductor was sent to prison but years later was released. Then someone delivered real justice and killed him in cold blood. Now Rain is living the perfect suburban life, her dark childhood buried deep ... But when another brutal murderer who escaped justice is found dead, Rain is unexpectedly drawn into the case

A minute to midnight

November 18, 2019
Baldacci, David.
[New York] : Hachette Audio, [2019]
11 audio discs (approximately 12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kyf Brewer, Brittany Pressley.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
FBI agent Atlee Pine returns to her Georgia hometown to reopen the investigation of her twin sister's abduction, only to encounter a serial killer beginning a reign of terror.

The second sleep [sound recording]

November 18, 2019
Harris, Robert, 1957- author.
[New York] : Penguin Random House, [2019]
8 audio discs (9 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Roy McMillan.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
1468. A young priest, Christopher Fairfax, arrives in a remote Exmoor village to conduct the funeral of his predecessor. The land around is strewn with ancient artefacts--coins, fragments of glass, human bones--which the old parson used to collect. Did his obsession with the past lead to his death? Fairfax becomes determined to discover the truth.

The old success [sound recording]

November 18, 2019
Grimes, Martha, author.
Holland, Ohio : Dreamscape Media, LLC, [2019]
5 audio discs (5 hr., 34 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by Steve West.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
When a beautiful tourist washes up on a wild inlet, inspector Richard Jury finds himself looking at a murder that's very similar to two other unsolved cases.

The guardians : a novel

November 18, 2019
Grisham, John, author.
℗2019
10 audio discs (12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Michael Beck.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
In a small Florida town, a young lawyer, Keith Russo, is shot to death as he works late. A young black man, a former client, named Quincy Miller is charged and convicted. For 22 years, Miller maintains his innocence from inside prison. Finally, Guardian Ministries takes on Miller's case, but Cullen Post, the Episcopal minister in charge, gets more than he bargained for. Powerful people murdered Russo-- they do not want Miller exonerated, and will kill again without a second thought.

Permanent record

November 13, 2019
Choi, Mary H. K., author.
[New York, N.Y.] : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2019]
9 audio discs (10 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Vikas Adam.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
College dropout Pablo Neruda Rind works a graveyard shift at an upscale, twenty-four-hour deli in Brooklyn. He's up to his eyeballs in credit card debt, never mind his student loans. Pop juggernaut Leanna Smart graduated from child stardom, became an international icon, and has enough social media followers to populate whole continents. When Leanna and Pablo meet at 5:00 a.m. at the bodega in the dead of winter it's absurd to think they'd be A Thing. But as they discover who they are, who they want to be, and how to defy the deafening expectations of everyone else, Lee and Pab turn to each other. Which, of course, is when things get properly complicated.

Twisted twenty-six : a Stephanie Plum novel

November 13, 2019
Evanovich, Janet, author.
℗2019
6 audio discs (approximately 6 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Lorelei King.
Compact discs.
Grandma Mazur is a widow...again. This time her marriage lasted a whole 45 minutes. The unlucky groom was one Jimmy Rosolli, local gangster, lothario (senior division) and heart attack waiting to happen...well, the waiting's over. It's a sad day, but if she can't have Jimmy at least Grandma can have all the attention she wants as the dutiful widow. But some kinds of attention are not welcomed, particularly when Jimmy's former "business partners" are convinced that his widow is keeping the keys to their financial success for herself. As someone who has spent an entire career finding bad guys, a set of missing keys should be no challenge for Stephanie Plum. Problem is, the facts are as twisted as a boardwalk pretzel with mustard.

36 righteous men

November 12, 2019
Pressfield, Steven, author.
℗2019
7 audio discs (8 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Amielynn Abellera.
Title from disc surface.
In container (17 cm.).
When detectives James Manning and Covina "Dewey" Duwai are called in to investigate a series of bizarre murders, they make a shocking discovery: the legend of the hidden righteous ones, the 36 who preserve the world from destruction, is no legend at all. They are real, and they are being murdered. As the bodies pile up and the world tilts into chaos, Manning and Dewey must protect the righteous ones from a ruthless killer able to beguile his victims and command them against their will.

Takes one to know one : a novel

November 12, 2019
Isaacs, Susan, 1943- author.
℗2019
11 audio discs (13 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Mia Barron.
Title from disc surface.
Compact disc.
Just a few years ago, Corie Geller was busting terrorists as an agent for the FBI. But at thirty-five, she traded in her badge for the stability of marriage and motherhood. Now Corie is married to the brilliant and remarkably handsome Judge Josh Geller and is the adoptive mother of his lovely 14-year-old daughter. Between cooking meals and playing chauffeur, Corie scouts Arabic fiction for a few literary agencies and, on Wednesdays, has lunch with her fellow Shorehaven freelancers at a so-so French restaurant. Life is, as they say, fine. But at her weekly lunches, Corie senses that something's off. Pete Delaney, a milquetoast package designer, always shows up early, sits in the same spot (often with a different phone in hand), and keeps one eye on the Jeep he parks in the lot across the street. Corie intuitively feels that Pete is hiding something--and as someone who is accustomed to keeping her FBI past from her new neighbors, she should know. But does Pete really have a shady alternate life, or is Corie just imagining things, desperate to add some spark to her humdrum suburban existence? She decides that the only way to find out is to dust off her FBI toolkit and take a deep dive into Pete Delaney's affairs.

The accomplice

November 6, 2019
Kanon, Joseph, author.
[New York, NY] : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2019]
8 audio discs (9.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jonathan Davis.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Seventeen years after the fall of the Third Reich, Max Weill has never forgotten the atrocities he saw as a prisoner at Auschwitz, nor the face of Dr. Otto Schramm, a camp doctor who worked with Mengele on appalling experiments and who sent Max's family to the gas chambers. As the war came to a close, Schramm was one of the many high-ranking former-Nazi officers who managed to escape Germany for new lives in South America, where leaders like Argentina's Juan Per̤n gave them safe harbor and new identities. With his life nearing its end, Max asks his nephew Aaron Wiley, an American CIA desk analyst, to complete the task Max never could: to track down Otto in Argentina, capture him, and bring him back to Germany to stand trial.

The last train to London : a novel

November 5, 2019
Clayton, Meg Waite, author.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2019]
10 audio discs (12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by John Lee.
Compact discs.
"In 1936, the Nazis are little more than loud, brutish bores to fifteen-year old Stephan Neuman, the son of a wealthy and influential Jewish family and budding playwright whose playground extends from Vienna's streets to its intricate underground tunnels. Stephan's best friend and companion is the brilliant Žofie-Helene, a Christian girl whose mother edits a progressive, anti-Nazi newspaper. But the two adolescents' carefree innocence is shattered when the Nazis' take control. There is hope in the darkness, though. Truus Wijsmuller, a member of the Dutch resistance, risks her life smuggling Jewish children out of Nazi Germany to the nations that will take them. It is a mission that becomes even more dangerous after the Anschluss - Hitler's annexation of Austria - as, across Europe, countries close their borders to the growing number of refugees desperate to escape. Tante Truus, as she is known, is determined to save as many children as she can. After Britain passes a measure to take in at-risk child refugees from the German Reich, she dares to approach Adolf Eichmann, the man who would later help devise the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question," in a race against time to bring children like Stephan, his young brother Walter, and Žofie-Helene on a perilous journey to an uncertain future abroad."--Publisher description.

Full throttle : stories

November 4, 2019
Hill, Joe, author.
℗2019
13 audio discs (approximately 15 hours, 45 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Joe Hill, Stephen Lang, Nate Corddry, Neil Gaiman, Kate Mulgrew, Zachary Quinto, Wil Wheaton, Ashleigh Cummings, Laysla De Oliveira, George Guidall, and Connor Jessup.
Compact discs.
Throttle / with Stephen King -- Dark carousel -- Wolverton Station -- By the silver water of Lake Champlain -- Faun -- Late returns -- All I care about is you -- Thumbprint -- The devil on the staircase -- Twittering from the circus of the dead -- Mums -- In the tall grass / with Stephen King -- You are released.
"In this masterful collection of short fiction, Joe Hill dissects timeless human struggles in thirteen relentless tales of supernatural suspense, including "In The Tall Grass," one of two stories co-written with Stephen King, basis for the terrifying feature film from Netflix. A little door that opens to a world of fairy tale wonders becomes the blood-drenched stomping ground for a gang of hunters in "Faun." A grief-stricken librarian climbs behind the wheel of an antique Bookmobile to deliver fresh reads to the dead in "Late Returns." In "By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain," two young friends stumble on the corpse of a plesiosaur at the water's edge, a discovery that forces them to confront the inescapable truth of their own mortality, and other horrors that lurk in the water's shivery depths. And tension shimmers in the sweltering heat of the Nevada desert as a faceless trucker finds himself caught in a sinister dance with a tribe of motorcycle outlaws in "Throttle," co-written with Stephen King. Featuring two previously unpublished stories, and a brace of shocking chillers, Full Throttle is a darkly imagined odyssey through the complexities of the human psyche. Hypnotic and disquieting, it mines our tormented secrets, hidden vulnerabilities, and basest fears, and demonstrates this exceptional talent at his very best"-- Provided by publisher.

Verify [sound recording]

November 1, 2019
Charbonneau, Joelle, author.
[New York, NY] : Harper Audio, [2019]
8 audio discs (10 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Caitlin Kelly.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Meri Beckley lives in a world without lies. When she looks at the peaceful Chicago streets, she feels pride in the era of unprecedented hope and prosperity over which the governor presides. But when Meri's mother is killed, Meri suddenly has questions that no one else seems to be asking. And when she tries to uncover her mother's state of mind in her last weeks, she finds herself drawn into a secret world with a history she didn't know existed.

Christmas shopaholic : a novel

November 1, 2019
Kinsella, Sophie, author.
℗2019
10 sound discs (12 hr.) : digital, 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Nathalie Buscombe.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
'Tis the season for change and Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) is embracing it, returning from the States to live in the charming village of Letherby and working with her best friend, Suze, in the gift shop of Suze's stately home. Life is good, especially now that Becky takes time every day for mindfulness...which actually means listening to a meditation tape while hunting down online bargains. But Becky still adores the traditions of Christmas: Her parents host, carols play on repeat, her mother pretends she made the Christmas pudding, and the neighbors come 'round for sherry in their terrible holiday sweaters. Things are looking cheerier than ever, until Becky's parents announce they're moving to ultra-trendy Shoreditch--unable to resist the draw of craft beer and smashed avocados--and ask Becky if she'll host this year. What could possibly go wrong? Her sister demands a vegan turkey, her husband insists that he just wants aftershave--again, and little Minnie demands a very specific picnic hamper: Surely Becky can manage all this, as well as the surprise appearance of an old-boyfriend-turned-rock-star and his pushy new girlfriend, whose motives are far from clear. But as the countdown to Christmas begins and her big-hearted plans take an unexpected turn toward disaster, Becky starts to wonder if chaos will ensue, or if she'll manage to bring comfort and joy to Christmas after all.

The Christmas spirits on Tradd Street

November 1, 2019
White, Karen (Karen S.), author.
New York, NY : Penguin Audio, an imprint of the Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, [2019]
12 audio discs (approximately 14 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Aimée Bruneau.
Compact discs.
"The Christmas spirit is overtaking Tradd Street with a vengeance in this festive new novel in the New York Times bestselling series by Karen White. Melanie Trenholm should be anticipating Christmas with nothing but joy--after all, it's only the second Christmas she and her husband, Jack, will celebrate with their twin toddlers. But the ongoing excavation of the centuries-old cistern in the garden of her historic Tradd Street home has been a huge millstone, both financially and aesthetically. Local students are thrilled by the possibility of unearthing more Colonial-era artifacts at the cistern, but Melanie is concerned by the ghosts connected to it that have suddenly invaded her life and her house--and at least one of them is definitely not filled with holiday cheer.... And these relics aren't the only precious artifacts for which people are searching. A past adversary is convinced there is a long-lost Revolutionary War treasure buried somewhere on the property Melanie inherited--untold riches rumored to have been brought over from France by the Marquis de Lafayette himself and intended to help the Colonial war effort. It's a treasure literally fit for a king, and there have been whispers throughout history that many have already killed--and died--for it. And now someone will stop at nothing to possess it--even if it means destroying everything Melanie and Jack hold dear"-- Provided by publisher.

Ninth house

October 31, 2019
Bardugo, Leigh, author.
New York, NY : Macmillan Audio [2019]
13 audio discs (16 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Lauren Fortgang and Michael David Axtell.
Includes bonus poster with map.
Compact discs.
Twenty-year-old Galaxy "Alex" Stern is the sole survivor of a multiple homicide. But at her hospital bed, she receives a strange offer, to attend Yale University as an undercover spy.

Cilka's journey : a novel

October 30, 2019
Morris, Heather (Screenwriter), author.
℗2019
9 audio discs (approximately 11.05 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Louise Brealey.
Title from container.
"Based on the . . . true story."
Cilka is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, in 1942. The Commandant at Birkenau, Schwarzhuber, notices how beautiful she is and forces her separation from the other women prisoners. Cilka learns quickly that power, even unwillingly given, equals survival. After liberation, Cilka is charged as a collaborator for sleeping with the enemy and sent to Siberia. But what choice did she have? And where did the lines of morality lie for Cilka, who was sent to Auschwitz when still a child? In a Siberian prison camp, Cilka faces challenges both new and familiar, including the unwanted attention of the guards. But when she makes an impression on a woman doctor, Cilka is taken under her wing. Cilka begins to tend to the ill in the camp, struggling to care for them under brutal conditions. And when she nurses a man called Ivan, Cilka finds that despite everything that has happened to her, there is room in her heart for love.

This tender land : a novel

October 30, 2019
Krueger, William Kent.
[Prince Frederick, Maryland] : Recorded Books, LLC, [2019]
13 audio discs (14.25 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Scott Brick.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Minnesota, 1932. The Lincoln School is a pitiless place where hundreds of Native American children, forcibly separated from their parents, are sent to be educated. It is also home to an orphan named Odie O'Banion, a lively boy whose exploits earn him the superintendent's wrath. Forced to flee, he and his brother Albert, their best friend Mose, and a brokenhearted little girl named Emmy steal away in a canoe, heading for the mighty Mississippi and a place to call their own. Over the course of one unforgettable summer, these four orphans will journey into the unknown and cross paths with others who are adrift, from struggling farmers and traveling faith healers to displaced families and lost souls of all kinds.

Olive, again

October 28, 2019
Strout, Elizabeth, author.
℗2019
10 audio discs (12.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kimberly Farr.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
A sequel to Olive Kitteridge finds Olive struggling to understand herself while bonding with a teen suffering from loss, a woman who gives birth unexpectedly, a nurse harboring a longtime crush and a lawyer who resists an unwanted inheritance.

Final option [sound recording]

October 28, 2019
Cussler, Clive.
New York, NY : Penguin Audio, 2019.
9 audio discs (10 1/2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Scott Brick.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon are back with a new adventure in this thrilling suspense novel in Clive Cussler's number one New York Times best selling series. Juan Cabrillo and his team of expert operatives return in this latest entry in Clive Cussler's Oregon Files series. Aboard the Oregon, one of the most advanced spy ships ever built, they face new challenges and nemeses as they undertake another dangerous mission.

Right beside you [sound recording]

October 28, 2019
Monroe, Mary, author.
℗2019
4 sound discs (4 hr., 45 min.) : digital, 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Kecia Lewis and Julian Thomas.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
With a successful career, money in the bank, and a solid future, Felicia Hawkins has almost everything she ever wanted. But getting married is the one holiday wish she can't seem to get. And it's not helping that she's hopelessly in love with her co-worker, widower Richard Grimes. They have the perfect office partnership, and he's as supportive as he is kind. But Felicia doesn't want to wreck their friendship by letting him know how she really feels... Richard has his hands full juggling pre-Christmas work demands and raising two teen daughters. But he's not too busy to wish his relationship with Felicia could become much more. He's drawn to her calm spirit and determination, along with everything they surprisingly have in common. And just once he'd like a chance this season to dare tell her the truth... But what Felicia and Richard get instead is a cascade of misunderstandings; messy, well-meaning matchmaking from family and friends, and a long-distance transfer Richard can't refuse. Finally, in the middle of one chaotic snow-struck day, it will take all their courage and compassion to risk opening their hearts to each other--hopefully for many more holiday happily-ever-afters...

Blue moon [sound recording]

October 24, 2019
Child, Lee, author.
℗2019
9 audio discs (11 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Scott Brick.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Reacher comes to the aid of an elderly couple in a heartland American city, and must confront his most dangerous opponents yet.

The night fire [sound recording]

October 24, 2019
Connelly, Michael, 1956-|4aut
[New York] : Hachette Audio, 2019.
9 audio discs (10 hr., 7 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Titus Welliver and Christine Lakin.
Unabridged.
Title from disc label.
Back when Harry Bosch was just a rookie homicide detective, he had an inspiring mentor who taught him to take the work personally and light the fire of relentlessness for every case. Now that mentor, John Jack Thompson, is dead, but after his funeral his widow hands Bosch a murder book that Thompson took with him when he left the LAPD 20 years before -- the unsolved killing of a troubled young man in an alley used for drug deals. Bosch brings the murder book to Renee Ballard and asks her to help him find what about the case lit Thompson's fire all those years ago. That will be their starting point. The bond between Bosch and Ballard tightens as they become a formidable investigation team. And they soon arrive at a worrying question: Did Thompson steal the murder book to work the case in retirement, or to make sure it never got solved?

The fountains of silence : a novel

October 23, 2019
Sepetys, Ruta, author, narrator.
New York, N.Y. : Listening Library, [2019]
10 audio discs (approximately 12 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Maite Jáuregui with Richard Ferrone, Neil Hellegers, Joshua Kane, Liza Kaplan, and Oliver Wyman ; author's note read by the author.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood into Spain under the welcoming guise of sunshine and wine. Among them is eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson, the son of an oil tycoon, who arrives in Madrid with his parents hoping to connect with the country of his mother's birth through the lens of his camera. Photography and fate introduce him to Ana, whose family's interweaving obstacles reveal the lingering grasp of the Spanish Civil War as well as chilling definitions of fortune and fear. Daniel's photographs leave him with uncomfortable questions amidst shadows of danger.

Agent running in the field : a novel

October 22, 2019
Le Carré, John, 1931- author, narrator.
[New York] : Penguin Audio, 2019.
8 audio discs (9 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
"Nat, a 47 year-old veteran of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, believes his years as an agent runner are over. He is back in London with his wife, the long-suffering Prue. But with the growing threat from Moscow Centre, the office has one more job for him. Nat is to take over The Haven, a defunct substation of London General with a rag-tag band of spies. The only bright light on the team is young Florence, who has her eye on Russia Department and a Ukrainian oligarch with a finger in the Russia pie. Nat is not only a spy, he is a passionate badminton player. His regular Monday evening opponent is half his age: the introspective and solitary Ed. Ed hates Brexit, hates Trump and hates his job at some soulless media agency. And it is Ed, of all unlikely people, who will take Prue, Florence and Nat himself down the path of political anger that will ensnare them all."--Inside dust jacket.

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