New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Fiction

May 17, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Broken throne : a red queen collection

May 16, 2019
Aveyard, Victoria, author.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2019]
11 audio discs (14 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Charlie Thurston, Vikas Adam, Nick Podehl, Emily Woo Zeller, Amanda Dolan, Andi Arndt, Erin Spencer, Arielle DeLisle, Jayne Entwistle, and Stephen Graybill.
Compact discs.
Queen song -- Steel scars -- World behind -- Iron heart -- Fire light.
This companion to the bestselling Red Queen series features three brand-new novellas, two previously published novellas, Steel Scars and Queen Song, and never-before-seen maps, flags, bonus scenes, journal entries, and other exclusive content.

The never game

May 16, 2019
Deaver, Jeffery, author.
[New York, N.Y.] : Penguin Audio : Books on Tape, [2019].
9 audio discs (11.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kaleo Griffith.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Colter Shaw is an itinerate 'reward-seeker, ' traveling the country to help police solve crimes and private citizens locate missing persons. When he learns of a reward for a missing college student in Silicon Valley, he takes the job. The investigation quickly thrusts him into the dark heart of Silicon Valley and the cutthroat billion-dollar video gaming industry, and then a second kidnapping happens, and this victim turns up dead. The clues soon point to one video game in which the player has to survive after being left abandoned. Is a madman bringing that game to life? If so, Shaw has to stop him before he strikes again, and before he figures out that Shaw is on his trail.

Resistance women : a novel

May 16, 2019
Chiaverini, Jennifer, author.
[New York, NY] : Harper Audio, [2019]
16 audio discs (19.75 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Saskia Maarleveld.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
After Wisconsin graduate student Mildred Fish marries brilliant German economist Arvid Harnack, she accompanies him to his German homeland, where a promising future awaits. In the thriving intellectual culture of 1930s Berlin, the newlyweds create a rich new life filled with love, friendships, and rewarding work, but the rise of a malevolent new political faction inexorably changes their fate. As Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party wield violence and lies to seize power, Mildred, Arvid, and their friends resolve to resist. Mildred gathers intelligence for her American contacts, including Martha Dodd, the vivacious and very modern daughter of the US ambassador. Her German friends, aspiring author Greta Kuckoff and literature student Sara Weiss, risk their lives to collect information from journalists, military officers, and officials within the highest levels of the Nazi regime.

The tattooist of Auschwitz

May 14, 2019
Morris, Heather (Screenwriter), author.
[New York] : Harper Audio, [2018]
6 audio discs (7 hr., 30 min..) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Richard Armitage.
Title from disc surface.
"Based on the powerful true story of love and survival" --Cover.
In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners. Imprisoned for more than two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism--but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. Risking his own life, he uses his privileged position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive.

The Kremlin strike

May 8, 2019
Brown, Dale, 1956- author.
[New York] : Harper Audio, [2019]
11 audio discs (13 hr., 19 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Performed by William Dufris.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
When a new administration challenges the Russian agression head on, Brad McLanahan and the Iron Wolf Squadron devise a plan to destroy Russia's new high-tech space station that has the ability to destroy satellites and attack strategic targets around the globe.

Beautiful bad [sound recording] : a novel

May 6, 2019
Ward, Annie Nigh, 1970- author.
[Don Mills, Ontario, Canada] : Harlequin Audio, [2019]
9 audio discs (11 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Vivienne Leheny, Xe Sands, and Paul Fox.
Compact discs.
Maddie and Ian's romance began with a chance encounter overseas. Now, married with an infant son and a suburban home, years of love, fear, adventure and suspicion culminate in a killing.

The library of lost and found [sound recording] : a novel

May 6, 2019
Patrick, Phaedra, author.
[Don Mills, Ontario, Canada] : Harlequin Audio, [2019]
9 audio discs (10 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Imogen Church.
Compact discs.
When a mysterious book shows up on librarian Martha Storm's doorstep, Martha finds herself drawn into the fairy tale that reveals secrets about her best friend, her late grandmother.

Queenie [sound recording]

May 6, 2019
Carty-Williams, Candice, 1989- author.
[New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2019.
8 audio discs (10 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Shvorne Marks.
Compact discs.
Queenie is a 25-year-old Jamaican British woman living in London, straddling two cultures and slotting neatly into neither. After a messy break up from her white boyfriend, she careens from one questionable decision to another, and finds herself asking all of the questions today's woman must face in a world trying to answer them for her.

Machines like me [sound recording] : a novel

April 30, 2019
McEwan, Ian, author.
10 audio discs (11 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Steven Crossley.
Compact discs.
Presents the story of two lovers in an alternative 1980s London who construct a perfect synthetic human before finding themselves in a morally complex love triangle.

The view from Alameda Island

April 30, 2019
Carr, Robyn, author.
[Prince Frederick, Maryland] : Recorded Books, LLC, [2019]
8 audio discs (585 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Thérèse Plummer.
Compact discs.
"From the outside looking in, Lauren Delaney has a life to envy--a successful career, a solid marriage to a prominent surgeon and two beautiful daughters who are off to good colleges. But on her twenty-fourth wedding anniversary Lauren makes a decision that will change everything. Lauren won't pretend things are perfect anymore. She defies the controlling husband who has privately mistreated her throughout their marriage and files for divorce. And as she starts her new life she meets a kindred spirit--a man who is also struggling with the decision to end his unhappy marriage. But Lauren's husband wants his 'perfect' life back, and his actions are shocking. Facing an uncertain future, Lauren discovers an inner strength she didn't know she had as she fights for the love and happiness she deserves."

Blessing in disguise [sound recording]

April 29, 2019
Steel, Danielle.
7 audio discs (7 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Dan John Miller.
Compact discs.
Isabelle McAvoy is the single mother of three daughters, each with a different personality, and a different father. But when a secret comes to light, the family will grow closer than ever before.

Tightrope [sound recording]

April 29, 2019
Quick, Amanda.
[Prince Frederick, MD] : Recorded Books, Llc, 2019.
8 audio discs (9 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Nina Alvamar.
Compact discs.
A former trapeze artist who owns a supposedly cursed villa and a man shrouded in mystery walk a tightrope of desire as they race against a killer to find a top secret invention before it's too late.

The night window [sound recording]

April 29, 2019
Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray), 1945- author.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, Inc., [2019]
12 audio discs (15 hr., 2 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Elisabeth Rodgers.
Compact discs.
Since her sensational debut in The Silent Corner, listeners have been riveted by Jane Hawk's resolute quest to take down the influential architects of an accelerating operation to control every level of society via an army of mind-altered citizens. At first, only Jane stood against the 'Arcadian' conspirators, but slowly others have emerged to stand with her, even as there are troubling signs that the 'adjusted' people are beginning to spin viciously out of control. Now, in the thrilling, climactic showdown that will decide America's future, Jane will require all her resources, and more, as she confronts those at the malevolent, impregnable center of power.

Miss Julia takes the wheel

April 26, 2019
Ross, Ann B., author.
8 audio discs (9 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Cynthia Darlow.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
"The delightful new installment of the beloved and New York Times bestselling Miss Julia series When Miss Julia's regular doctor goes on vacation with his wife, leaving a replacement in his stead, Miss Julia is immediately concerned. Never one to miss an opportunity to entertain--or size up--a newcomer, she invites the charming Dr. Don Crawford, and his painfully shy wife, Lauren, to dinner. While Miss Julia and Sam both note Lauren's obvious lack of social skills, it's her friends Hazel Marie and Binkie that pick up on some of Dr. Crawford's less palatable qualities. Meanwhile, Lloyd has gotten his first car, and LuAnne, fresh off her divorce, has started a job at the local funeral home and is in urgent need of an occupation-appropriate makeover--Miss Julia has enough on her plate. Yet there is just something she can't place about the Crawfords, and she won't rest until she gets to the bottom of it. As always, hijinks ensue as Ann B. Ross delivers this delightful and entertaining installment, Miss Julia Takes the Wheel, in her bestselling Miss Julia series"-- Provided by publisher.

Auntie Poldi and the Vineyards of Etna [sound recording] : a novel

April 26, 2019
Giordano, Mario, 1963- author.
8 audio discs (9 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Matt Addis.
Compact disc.
When prosecco-loving Auntie Poldi retired to Sicily from Germany, she never dreamt her tranquil days would be interrupted by murder. But Sicily had other plans, and Poldi found herself honor-bound to solve the disappearance of her beloved (and cute) handyman. Now, she's finally ready for some peace and quiet--interrupted by romantic encounters with handsome Chief Inspector Montana, of course--when the water supply to her neighborhood is cut off and a dear friend's dog is poisoned, tell-tale signs that a certain familial organization is flexing their muscle. Poldi knows there will be no resolution without her help. She soon finds a body in a vineyard, tangles with the Mafia, and yet again makes herself unpopular in the pursuit of justice. But once wine and murder mix, how could she possibly stay away?

The 18th abduction

April 22, 2019
Patterson, James, 1947-
New York, NY : Hachette Audio, 2019.
7 audio discs (approximately 8 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by January LaVoy.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Detective Lindsay Boxer and her husband Joe Molinari team up to protect San Francisco from an international war criminal in the newest Women's Murder Club thriller. Three female schoolteachers go missing in San Francisco, and Detective Lindsay Boxer is on the case, which quickly escalates from missing person to murder. It will take the combined skills of Lindsay, Joe, and the entire Women's Murder Club to protect their city, and themselves, from a monster.

Sunset beach

April 22, 2019
Andrews, Mary Kay, 1954- author.
[New York] : Macmillan Audio, 2019.
12 audio discs (approximately 15 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kathleen Mcinerney.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
When Drue's larger-than-life father unexpectedly turns up at her mother's funeral and offers her a job at his law firm, Drue doesn't know whether to be grateful or resentful that he has suddenly reappeared. She grudgingly accepts the job sifting through cold callers and shysters looking to get rich quick. But when her attention is caught by a suspicious murder case, Drue finds herself entangled in a decades-old mystery, one that may have dire consequences for Drue and the people she loves.

Prisoner of night

April 18, 2019
Ward, J. R., 1969- author.
5 audio discs (6 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jim Frangione.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
"When Ahmare's brother is abducted, there is nothing she won't do to get him back safely. She is unprepared, however, for the lengths she will have to go to save his life. Paired with a dangerous but enticing prisoner, she embarks on an odyssey into another world. Duran, betrayed by his father, imprisoned in a dungeon for decades, has survived only because of his thirst for vengeance. He has been biding his time to escape and is shocked to find an unlikely and temporary freedom in the form of a determined young female. Battling against deadly forces and facing unforeseen peril, the pair are in a race to save Ahmare's brother. As time runs out, and the unthinkable looms, even true love may not be enough to carry them through"--Container.

All for one [sound recording]

April 18, 2019
De la Cruz, Melissa, 1971- author.
[New York] : Random House/Listening Library, [2019]
9 audio discs (11 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by Cassandra Campbell.
Compact discs.
1785. New York, New York. As a young nation begins to take shape, Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler are on top of the world. They're the toast of the town, keeping New York City buzzing with tales of their lavish parties, of Eliza's legendary wit, and of Alex's brilliant legal mind. But new additions to Alex & Eliza's little family mean change is afoot in the Hamilton household. When they agree to take in an orphaned teenage girl along with Eliza's oldest brother, John Schuyler, Eliza can't help but attempt a match. It's not long before sparks start to fly ... if only Eliza can keep herself from interfering too much in the course of true love. After all, she and Alex have an arrival of their own to plan for, though Alex's latest case brings a perilous threat that may destroy everything.

The lost girls of Paris

April 17, 2019
Jenoff, Pam, author.
[Don Mills, Ontario, Canada] : Harlequin Audio, [2019]
9 audio discs (12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Candace Thaxton, Elizabeth Knowelden, and Henrietta Meire.
Compact discs.
Inspired by true events, this novel tells a remarkable story of friendship and courage centered around three women and a ring of female secret agents during World War II.

Neon prey [sound recording]

April 16, 2019
Sandford, John, 1944 February 23-
[New York] : Penguin Audio, 2019.
9 audio discs (11 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Richard Ferrone.
Compact discs.
Lucas Davenport pursues a prolific serial killer who has gone undetected for years in the newest nail-biter by best selling author John Sandford. It was a relatively minor criminal matter, but enough that the U.S. Marshals obtained a warrant to enter the home. They didn't expect to unearth trophies from a score of killings. Now Davenport is on the trail of a serial murderer, one who was able to operate for years without notice or suspicion. But there's even more to this killer than meets the eye.

Original sin

April 12, 2019
James, P. D.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, ℗1995.
15 audio discs (17.75 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated performance by John Franklyn-Robbins.
"Unabridged mystery"--Container.
"An Adam Dalgliesh novel"--Container.
Commander Adam Dalgliesh and his investigative team are confronted with a murder at the offices of the Peverell Press, one of the oldest of the London publishing houses. Now, they must pursue a killer prepared to strike and strike again.

Lost roses [sound recording] : a novel

April 10, 2019
Kelly, Martha Hall, author, narrator.
13 audio discs (15 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kathleen Gati, Tavia Gilbert, Karissa Vacker, and Catherine Taber ; with a note read by the author.
Compact discs.
"It is 1914 and the world has been on the brink of war so many times, many New Yorkers treat the subject with only passing interest. Eliza Ferriday is thrilled to be traveling to St. Petersburg with Sofya Streshnayva, a cousin of the Romanovs. The two met years ago one summer in Paris and became close confidantes. Now Eliza embarks on the trip of a lifetime, home with Sofya to see the splendors of Russia. But when Austria declares war on Serbia and Russia's Imperial dynasty begins to fall, Eliza escapes back to America, while Sofya and her family flee to their country estate. In need of domestic help, they hire the local fortuneteller's daughter, Varinka, unknowingly bringing intense danger into their household. On the other side of the Atlantic, Eliza is doing her part to help the White Russian families find safety as they escape the revolution. But when Sofya's letters suddenly stop coming she fears the worst for her best friend. From the turbulent streets of St. Petersburg to the avenues of Paris and the society of fallen Russian émigrés who live there, the lives of Eliza, Sofya, and Varinka will intersect in profound ways, taking readers on a breathtaking ride through a momentous time in history"-- Provided by publisher.

Redemption [sound recording]

April 9, 2019
Baldacci, David, author.
[New York] : Hachette Audio, 2019.
10 audio discs (approximately 12.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kyf Brewer and Orlagh Cassidy.
Compact discs.
Amos Decker and his FBI partner Alex Jamison are visiting his hometown of Burlington, Ohio, when he's approached by an unfamiliar man. But he instantly recognizes the man's name: Meryl Hawkins. He's the first person Decker ever arrested for murder back when he was a young detective. Though a dozen years in prison have left Hawkins unrecognizably aged and terminally ill, one thing hasn't changed: He maintains he never committed the murders. Could it be possible that Decker made a mistake all those years ago? As he starts digging into the old case, Decker finds a startling connection to a new crime that he may be able to prevent, if only he can put the pieces together quickly enough.

Dark Tribute

April 3, 2019
Johansen, Iris, author.
11 audio discs (13hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Elisabeth Rodgers.
Title from disc.
Compact disc.
Despite her tragic childhood, violin prodigy Cara Delaney has finally found peace in her career as a professional musician and stability in her relationship with her guardians, forensic sculptor Eve Duncan and ex-Navy SEAL Joe Quinn. If only Jock Gavin, Cara's lifelong friend and a man with his own twisted history, would even talk to her, everything would be perfect. But the carefully constructed life Cara has built for herself is suddenly threatened when she is kidnapped by a mysterious man from her grandfather's past, setting off a violent chain of events that puts everyone Cara loves in danger. Will Cara become a tribute to her family's dark past, or will she be able to keep herself and her loved ones alive?

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