New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Nonfiction

March 9, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.


March 8, 2019
Anderson, Laurie Halse, author, narrator.
New York : Random House/Listening Library, [2019]
3 audio discs (4 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Laurie Halse Anderson has written a poetry memoir that is as vulnerable as it is rallying, as timely as it is timeless. In free verse, Anderson shares reflections, rants, and calls to action woven between deeply personal stories from her life that she's never written about before.

The threat : how the FBI protects America in the age of terror and Trump

March 5, 2019
McCabe, Andrew (Andrew George), 1968- author, narrator.
9 audio discs (9 hr., 26 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
A dramatic insider account by the former deputy director of the FBI detailing how law enforcement battles terror threats, Russian crime, and attacks by the White House itself on the US Constitution. Andrew G. McCabe offers a dramatic and candid account of his career, and an impassioned defense of the FBI's agents, and of the institution's integrity and independence in protecting America and upholding our Constitution.

We fed an island : [the true story of rebuilding Puerto Rico, one meal at a time]

February 27, 2019
Andrés, José, 1969- author, narrator.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2018]
9 audio discs (10.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by José Andrés.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
Chef José Andrés arrived in Puerto Rico four days after Hurricane Maria. The economy was destroyed, and for most people there was no clean water, no food, and no off-island communication. Andrés addressed the crisis the only way he knew how: one hot meal at a time, eventually cooking 100,000 meals a day. We Fed an Island describes how a network of community kitchens activated real change and offers suggestions for how to address a crisis like this in the future.

Merchants of truth : [the business of news and the fight for facts]

February 26, 2019
Abramson, Jill, 1954- author.
[New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2019.
15 audio discs (19.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by January LaVoy.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
The definitive report on the disruption of the news media over the last decade. With the expert guidance of former Executive Editor of The New York Times Jill Abramson, this follows two legacy and two upstart companies as they plow through a revolution in technology, economics, standards, commitment, and endurance that pits old vs. new media.

The source of self-regard : selected essays, speeches, and meditations

February 13, 2019
Morrison, Toni, author.
[New York] : Random House Audio, 2019.
13 audio discs (ca. 16 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Bahni Turpin.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
I. THE FOREIGNER'S HOME. The dead of September 11 -- The foreigner's home -- Racism and fascism -- Home -- Wartalk -- The war on error -- A race in mind: the press in deed -- Moral inhabitants -- The prince of wealth, the cost of care -- The habit of art -- The individual artist -- Arts advocacy -- Sarah Lawrence commencement address -- The slavebody and the blackbody -- Harlem on my mind: contesting memory: meditation on museums, culture, and integration -- Women, race, and memory -- Literature and public life -- The Nobel lecture in literature -- Cinderella's stepsisters -- The future of time: literature and diminished expectations -- INTERLUDE: BLACK MATTERS. Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Race matters -- Black matter(s) -- Unspeakable things unspoken: the Afro-American presence in American literature -- Academic whispers -- Gertrude Stein and the difference she makes -- Hard, true, and lasting -- PART II. GOD'S LANGUAGE. James Baldwin eulogy -- The site of memory -- God's language -- Grendel and his mother -- The writer before the page -- The trouble with paradise -- On "Beloved" -- Chinua Achebe -- Introduction of Peter Sellars -- Tribute to Romare Bearden -- Faulkner and women -- The source of self-regard -- Rememory -- Memory, creation, and fiction -- Memory, creation, and fiction -- Goodbye to all that: race, surrogacy, and farewell -- Invisible ink: reading the writing and writing the reading.
Arguably the most celebrated and revered writer of our time now gives us a new nonfiction collection--a rich gathering of her essays, speeches, and meditations on society, culture, and art, spanning four decades.00The Source of Self-Regard is brimming with all the elegance of mind and style, the literary prowess and moral compass that are Toni Morrison's inimitable hallmark. It is divided into three parts: the first is introduced by a powerful prayer for the dead of 9/11; the second by a searching meditation on Martin Luther King Jr., and the last by a heart-wrenching eulogy for James Baldwin. In the writings and speeches included here, Morrison takes on contested social issues: the foreigner, female empowerment, the press, money, "black matter(s)," and human rights. She looks at enduring matters of culture: the role of the artist in society, the literary imagination, the Afro-American presence in American literature, and in her Nobel lecture, the power of language itself. And here too is piercing commentary on her own work (including The Bluest Eye, Sula, Tar Baby, Jazz, Beloved, and Paradise) and that of others, among them, painter and collagist Romare Bearden, author Toni Cade Bambara, and theater director Peter Sellars.

American fire : love, arson, and life in a vanishing land

February 7, 2019
Hesse, Monica, author.
6 audio discs (6hr., 28 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Tanya Eby.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Combining reportage with eye-opening insights, American Fire is an American tragedy. Examining an arson spree that took place in a rural Virginian county.

A few red drops [sound recording] : the Chicago race riot of 1919

February 5, 2019
Hartfield, Claire, author.
Holland, OH : Dreamscape Media, LLC, [2018]
4 audio discs (3 hr., 59 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by J.D. Jackson.
Compact discs.
This gripping account of the 1919 summer day that precipitated a full-blown race riot in Chicago traces the events and forces that made the explosion inevitable.

Frederick Douglass [sound recording] : prophet of freedom

January 30, 2019
Blight, David W., author.
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2018]
29 audio discs (37 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Prentice Onayemi.
Compact discs.
David Blight has drawn on new information held in a private collection that few other historian have consulted, as well as recently discovered issues of Douglass's newspapers. Blight tells the fascinating story of Douglass's two marriages and his complex extended family. Douglass was not only an astonishing man of words, but a thinker steeped in Biblical story and theology.

Maid [sound recording] : hard work, low pay, and a mother's will to survive

January 28, 2019
Land, Stephanie, author, narrator.
New York, NY : Hachette Audio, [2019]
7 audio discs (approximately 8 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Compact discs.
While the gap between upper middle-class Americans and the working poor widens, grueling low-wage domestic and service work-primarily done by women; fuels the economic success of the wealthy. Stephanie Land worked for years as a maid, pulling long hours while struggling as a single mom to keep a roof over her daughter's head. She reveals the dark truth of what it takes to survive and thrive in today's inequitable society.

The library book [sound recording]

January 22, 2019
Orlean, Susan, author, narrator.
New York : Audioworks, imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio, 2018.
10 audio discs (approxomately 12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Compact discs.
Susan Orlean re-opens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, and delivers a dazzling love letter to the beloved institution of libraries.

The 6 keys : unlock your genetic potential for ageless strength, health, and beauty

January 21, 2019
Michaels, Jillian, author, narrator.
New York, NY : Hachette Audio, [2019]
6 audio discs (ca. 7 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jillian Michaels.
Title from disc
Compact discs.
Which age defines you? -- The truth about aging -- The 6 keys to unlock longevity and vitality -- The first key : mastering macromolecules -- The second key : engineering epigenetics -- The third key : strong-arming stress -- The fourth key : owning inflammation -- The fifth key : managing metabolism -- The sixth key : tackling telomeres -- Before we begin -- The 6 keys lifestyle strategy -- The 6 keys mind-body strategy -- The 6 keys eating strategy -- The 6 keys exercise strategy -- The 6 keys environment strategy.
The certified personal trainer challenges myths and misunderstandings associated with aging, drawing on insights from cutting-edge geroscientists to share recommendations for targeting six major inciters of aging.

Never grow up

January 17, 2019
Cheng, Long, 1954- author.
8 audio discs (9.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital, 1.4 m/s, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Daxing Zhang with Jennifer Lim.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Jackie Chan reflects on his early life, including his childhood years at the China Drama Academy, his big breaks in Hong Kong and Hollywood, his numerous brushes with death, and his life as a husband and father.

Inglés rapido. Volume 1

January 14, 2019
[Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Publishing, [2018]
1 audio discs (1 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 computer disc (PDF ; 4 3/4 in.)
Narrated by Vivian Atienza and Marlon Lodge.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
El metodo de Earworms. Mientras que escuchas musica de manera relajada, las palabras se mezclan con los sonidos, introduciendose lentamente en la memoria. Tu aprenderas mas rapido y durable que con los metodos de estudio convencionales. Pruebalo! El volumen 1 abarca viajando con el taxi, en el hotel, en el restaurante, frases de cortesia, descripcion del camino, los numeros, lidiar con problemas y mucho mas. Perfecto para principiantes o para los que quieren refrescar sus conocimientos. En el Vol. 2 se trata de conversaciones. Se habla sobre el pasado, el presente y el futuro. Conversaciones sobre lo que te agrada o no y se practica otras situaciones utiles - incluyendo el coqueteo. Ademas de muchas otras palabras utiles y frases el Vol. 3 ofrece sobre todo elementos gramaticales importantes. Con esto seras capaz de formar oraciones largas y de aplicar su vocabulario de manera creativa.

The first conspiracy [sound recording] : the secret plot to kill George Washington

January 11, 2019
Meltzer, Brad, author.
New York, NY : Macmillan Audio, [2019]
9 audio discs (11 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Scott Brick.
"Includes interview with the author"--Container.
Taking place during the most critical period of the nation' birth, this tells a remarkable and previously untold piece of American history that not only reveals George Washington's character, but also illuminates the origins of America's counterintelligence movement that led to the modern day CIA.

Ninety-nine glimpses of Princess Margaret

January 10, 2019
Brown, Craig, 1957- author.
New York, NY : Macmillan Audio, [2018]
10 audio discs (approximately 12.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Eleanor Bron.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Princess Margaret aroused passion and indignation in equal measures. To her friends, she was witty and regal. To her enemies, she was rude and demanding. In her 1950s heyday, she was seen as one of the most glamorous and desirable women in the world. By the time of her death in 2002, she had come to personify disappointment. One friend said he had never known an unhappier woman. The tale of Princess Margaret is Cinderella in reverse: hope dashed, happiness mislaid, life mishandled. Combining interviews, parodies, dreams, parallel lives, diaries, announcements, lists, catalogues, and essays, Craig Brown offers a kaleidoscopic experiment in biography and a witty meditation on fame and art, snobbery and deference, bohemia and high society.

Inglés rapido. [sound recording] Volume 3

January 7, 2019
[Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone, [2018]
1 audio disc (1 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 computer disc (PDF ; 4 3/4 in.)
Read by Daniel Billings and Vivian Atienza.
"Incluye un disco de regalo en formato PDF (formato de documento portatil)."
Provides a system for learning English by listening to specially composed melodies, with their rhythmic repetitions of English and Spanish words and phrases.

Inglés rapido. [sound recording] Volume 2

January 7, 2019
[Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Publishing, [2018]
1 audio discs (1 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 computer disc (PDF ; 4 3/4 in.)
Presentado por Daniel Billings y Vivian Atienza.
Incluye un disco regalo en formato PDF.
Compact discs.
El método de Earworms. Mientras que escuchas música de manera relajada, las palabras se mezclan con los sonidos, introduciéndose lentamente en la memoria. Tú aprenderás más rápido y durable que con los métodos de estudio convencionales. En el Vol. 2 se trata de conversaciones. Se habla sobre el pasado, el presente y el futuro. Conversaciones sobre lo que te agrada o no y se practica otras situaciones útiles - incluyendo el coqueteo.

Inglés súper fácil [sound recording] : inglés correcto en 34 lecciones.

January 7, 2019
Miami, FL : Aguilar : Santillana USA Publishing, 2014.
3 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 coursebook (271 pages ; 22 cm).
Title from disc label.
Inglés Súper Fácil" is the easiest and simplest course you will ever encounter. Everything you need to know to speak English like a pro is explained here. No more mistakes! Every secret of the English language revealed in a quick, clear and definitive manner. Don't waste any more time or money! Save time and money with Inglés Súper Fácil. Presented in 272 pages, the 34 lessons included in this book will teach you what any school would take months to explainat an exceptional price! Don't wait any longer. You will not find anything like this in any other English course. Easy and uncomplicated! With this course, everything will become crystal clear! Every secret of the English language is revealed! Learn English fast with this accelerated course! This course reveals every secret of the English language so you can speak it like a pro, and we do it in a quick, clear and definitive manner. If you are looking for an accelerated and comprehensive course, don't look any further! What are you waiting for? Start now. Before you know it, you'll be speaking English correctly and without any mistakes."--Publisher.

It doesn't have to be crazy at work [sound recording]

January 7, 2019
Fried, Jason, author.
3 audio discs (3 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Eileen Stevens.
Compact disc.
A practical and inspiring distillation of Fried and Hansson's insights and experiences. It isn't a book telling listeners what to do. It's a book showing them what the authors have done, and how any manager or executive no matter the industry or size of the company, can do it too.

Citizenship : passing the test. Civics and literacy audio CD

January 4, 2019
Weintraub, Lynne.
Syracuse, N.Y. : New Readers Press, ©2008.
2 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Item #2891.
"Literacy - low beginning"--Container.
disc 1. Welcome to America ; American places ; 13 colonies ; The new United States ; The Civil War ; Later history -- disc 2. The Constitution ; Congress ; The President ; A country of laws ; More practice ; Sentences for writing practice.
Designed to help students build listening comprehension skills that are critical to passing the civics and literacy tests.

Inglés [sound recording] = English : complete edition.

December 20, 2018
New York : Living Language, ©2012.
9 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 3 books (various paging ; 22 cm).
Title from disc label.
Included texts: Inglés esencial = Essential English, written by Christopher Warnasch, translated by Enrique Montes, edited by Laura Riggio ; Inglés intermedio = Intermediate English, wrtitten by Suzanne McQuade, translated by Enrique Montes, edited by Laura Riggio ; Inglés avanzado = Advanced English, written by Erin Quirk, translated by Enrique Montes, edited by Laura Riggio.
Inglés intermedio: Disc 4. La rutina diaria -- El trabajo y la escuela -- Disc 5. El trabajo y la escuela (cont.) -- De compras y haciendo mandados -- Disc 6. Por teléfono -- De viaje.

Origin story [sound recording] : a big history of everything

December 18, 2018
Christian, David, 1946- author.
11 audio discs (12 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Jamie Jackson.
Compact discs.
Part I: Cosmos. In the beginning: Threshold 1 ; Stars and galaxies: Thresholds 2 and 3 ; Molecules and moons: Threshold 4 -- Part II: Biosphere. Life: Threshold 5 ; Little life and the biosphere ; Big life and the biosphere -- Part III: Us. Humans: Threshold 6 ; Farming: Threshold 7 ; Agrarian civilization ; On the verge of today's world ; The Anthropocene: Threshold 8 -- Part IV: The future. Where is it all going?
A captivating history of the universe -- from before the dawn of time through the far reaches of the distant future. Most historians study the smallest slivers of time, emphasizing specific dates, individuals, and documents. But what would it look like to study the whole of history, from the big bang through the present day -- and even into the remote future? How would looking at the full span of time change the way we perceive the universe, the earth, and our very existence? These were the questions David Christian set out to answer when he created the field of "Big History," the most exciting new approach to understanding where we have been, where we are, and where we are going. In Origin Story, Christian takes readers on a wild ride through the entire 13.8 billion years we've come to know as "history." By focusing on defining events (thresholds), major trends, and profound questions about our origins, Christian exposes the hidden threads that tie everything together -- from the creation of the planet to the advent of agriculture, nuclear war, and beyond. With stunning insights into the origin of the universe, the beginning of life, the emergence of humans, and what the future might bring, Origin Story boldly reframes our place in the cosmos.

Thanks a lot, Mr. Kibblewhite

December 17, 2018
Daltrey, Roger, author, narrator.
[New York] : Macmillan Audio, 2018.
7 audio discs (8 hr., 35 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
"It's taken me three years to unpack the events of my life, to remember who did what when and why, to separate the myths from the reality, to unravel what really happened at the Holiday Inn on Keith Moon's 21st birthday," says Roger Daltrey, the powerhouse vocalist of The Who. The result of this introspection is a remarkable memoir, instantly captivating, funny and frank, chock-full of well-earned wisdom and one-of-a-kind anecdotes from a raucous life that spans a tumultuous time of change in Britain and America. Born during the air bombing of London in 1944, Daltrey fought his way (literally) through school and poverty and began to assemble the band that would become The Who while working at a sheet metal factory in 1961. In Daltrey's voice, the familiar stories--how they got into smashing up their kit, the infighting, Keith Moon's antics--take on a new, intimate life. Also here is the creative journey through the unforgettable hits including My Generation, Substitute, Pinball Wizard, and the great albums, Who's Next, Tommy, and Quadrophenia. Amidst all the music and mayhem, the drugs, the premature deaths, the ruined hotel rooms, Roger is our perfect narrator, remaining sober (relatively) and observant and determined to make The Who bigger and bigger. Not only his personal story, this is the definitive biography of The Who.

You are a badass every day : how to keep your motivation strong, your vibe high, and your quest for transformation unstoppable

December 14, 2018
Sincero, Jen, 1965- author, narrator.
New York, NY : Penguin Audio, [2018]
2 audio discs (approximately 1 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
An everyday companion to keep you fresh, grateful, mighty and driven. In 100, exercises, reflections and cues that you can use to immediately realign your mind and keep focus unwavering.

Heirs of the founders : [the epic rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun and Daniel Webster, the second generation of American giants]

December 7, 2018
Brands, H. W., author.
[New York, N.Y.] : Random House Audio, [2018]
12 audio discs (15 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Eric Martin.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
H. W. Brands delivers a riveting story of how America's second generation of political giants, Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, and John Calhoun, battled to complete the unfinished work of the Founding Fathers and decide the shape of the democracy.

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