New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Nonfiction

February 19, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Molly : [the true story of the amazing dog who rescues cats]

February 18, 2020
Butcher, Colin, author, narrator.
[New York] : Macmillan Audio, [2019]
8 audio discs (10 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
In 2005, Colin Butcher left the police force to start his own private detective agency, specializing in helping reunite people with their pets. He also took on Molly as a partner. Molly is no ordinary deputy, but a black Cocker Spaniel, and an expert in the art of finding lost animals--especially cats, who are uniquely skilled at eluding humans. Together, they are the Sherlock and Watson of missing pets.

Underland

February 12, 2020
Macfarlane, Robert, 1976- author.
[Minneapolis, Minnesota] : Highbridge Audio, [2019]
10 audio discs (12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Matthew Waterson.
Compact discs.
"A deep time journey"--Container.
Robert Macfarlane delivers an epic exploration of the earth's underworlds as they exist in myth, literature, memory, and the land itself.

Witch hunt : the story of the greatest mass delusion in American political history

February 7, 2020
Jarrett, Gregg, author, narrator.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2019]
12 audio discs (15 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Gregg Jarrett and Charles Constant.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Washington insiders broke rule after rule investigating a Russian conspiracy that turned out not to exist. Somehow this was spun into Donald Trump having something to hide. Jarrett uncovers the bureaucratic malfeasance and malicious politicization of our country's justice system and shows how the law was weaponized by Democrats and the media to create a claim that Trump was working for the Russians. His expose proves that there was no basis for Mueller's investigation of the charge that has attacked Trump and his administration

Midnight in Chernobyl [sound recording] : the untold story of the world's greatest nuclear disaster

January 31, 2020
Higginbotham, Adam, author.
[New York, N.Y.] : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2019]
11 audio discs (14 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jacques Roy.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Through two decades of reporting, journalist Adam Higginbotham tells the full dramatic story of the disaster that changed the world's perception of nuclear power and the science that spawned it, and our understanding of the planet's delicate ecology, while bringing down the Soviet Union's teetering economy and revealing to its population a state built upon a pillar of lies.

Boys & sex : [young men on hookups, love, porn, consent, and navigating the new masculinity]

January 29, 2020
Orenstein, Peggy, author, narrator.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2020]
6 audio discs (7.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 computer disc (PDF ; 4 3/4 in.)
Read by the author.
Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.
Compact discs.
Boys are subject to the same cultural forces as girls, steeped in the same distorted media images and binary stereotypes, which equally affect how they navigate sexual and emotional relationships. Peggy Orenstein once again gives voice to the unspoken, revealing how young men understand and negotiate the new rules of physical and emotional intimacy.

How we fight for our lives : [a memoir]

January 29, 2020
Jones, Saeed, author, narrator.
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2019]
5 audio discs (5.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Subtitle from cover.
Compact discs.
Haunted and haunting, Jones's memoir tells the story of a young, black, gay man from the South as he fights to carve out a place for himself, within his family, within his country, within his hopes, desires, and fears. Through a series of vignettes that chart a course across the American landscape, Jones draws readers into his boyhood and adolescence, into tumultuous relationships with his mother and grandmother, into passing flings with lovers, friends, and strangers. Each piece builds into a more extensive examination of race and queerness, power and vulnerability, love and grief: a portrait of what people all do for each another, and to each another, as people fight to become ourselves.

Learn French with Paul Noble. Part 1

January 29, 2020
Noble, Paul, author, narrator.
℗2010
3 audio discs (3 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 computer disc (PDF ; 4 3/4 in.)
Read by the author.
Includes bonus PDF.
Compact discs.
Learn French with Paul Noble combines an exciting, new, nontraditional approach to language learning with the easy, relaxed appeal of an audio-only product. Part 1 covers language ground rules; the use of the past tense; finding French words used in English; asking questions; and essential vocabulary to use when booking a hotel, taking a taxi, and eating out.

Learn French with Paul Noble. Part 2

January 29, 2020
Noble, Paul, author, narrator.
℗2010
3 audio discs (3 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 computer disc (PDF ; 4 3/4 in.)
Read by the author.
Includes bonus PDF.
Compact discs.
Learn over 6,000 French words in no time at all, and learn how to make your new vocabulary work for you. No complicated grammatical explanations, no rote memorization, no writing, and no stress. Part 2 covers useful vocabulary at the tourist office, asking for directions, where you are from and what you do, and pronunciation.

Learn French with Paul Noble. Part 3

January 29, 2020
Noble, Paul, author, narrator.
℗2010
5 audio discs (6 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 computer disc (PDF ; 4 3/4 in.)
Read by the author.
Includes bonus PDF.
Compact discs.
Learn over 6,000 French words in no time at all, and learn how to make your new vocabulary work for you. No complicated grammatical explanations, no rote memorization, no writing, and no stress. Part 3 covers practice and revision, vocabulary for conversing with a doctor, masculine and feminine, the present and future tense, and course review.

When the world didn't end [sound recording] : poems

January 29, 2020
Kaufman, Caroline, author, narrator.
℗2019
2 audio discs (1 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Teen Instagram sensation and author of Light Filters In @poeticpoison returns with a second collection of short, powerful poems about love, forgiveness, self-discovery, and what it's like living after a hard-fought battle with depression, in the vein of poetry collections like Milk and Honey and the princess saves herself in this one.

The British are coming [sound recording] : the war for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777

January 27, 2020
Atkinson, Rick, author.
[New York] : Macmillan Audio, [2019]
21 audio discs (26 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by George Newbern ; exclusive audiobook introduction read by the author.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
"Rick Atkinson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning An Army at Dawn and two other masterly books about World War II, has long been admired for his unparalleled ability to write deeply researched, stunningly vivid narrative history. Now he turns his attention to a new war, and in the initial volume of the Revolution Trilogy he tells the story of the first twenty months of the bloody struggle to shake free of King George's shackles. From the battles at Lexington and Concord in spring 1775 to those at Trenton and Princeton in winter 1777, the ragtag Continental Army takes on the world's most formidable fighting force and gradually finds the will and the way to win. It is a riveting saga populated by singular characters: Henry Knox, the former bookseller with an uncanny understanding of how best to deploy artillery; Nathaniel Greene, the blue-eyed bumpkin who becomes one of America's greatest battle captains; Benjamin Franklin, the self-made man who proves himself the nation's greatest diplomat; George Washington, the commander-in-chief who learns the difficult art of leadership amid the fire and smoke of the battlefield. And the British are here, too: we see the war through their eyes and their gunsights, and as a consequence the mortal conflict between the redcoats and the rebels is all the more compelling. Full of fresh details and untold stories, The British Are Coming gives stirring new life to the first act of our country's creation drama. It is a tale of heroes and knaves, of sacrifice and blunder, of redemption and profound suffering. But once begun, the war for independence can have only one of two outcomes: death or victory."--Provided by publisher.

Inside out : [a memoir]

January 27, 2020
Moore, Demi, author, narrator.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2019]
6 audio discs (6.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
American actress Demi Moore tells her own story in this candid and emotionally charged memoir, covering her rise to fame, her adversities, and the most pivotal moments of her life.

The great pretender : the undercover mission that changed our understanding of madness

January 27, 2020
Cahalan, Susannah.
New York, NY : Hachette Audio, Grand Central Pub., [2019]
9 audio discs (11 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author and Christie Moreau.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
"Doctors have struggled for centuries to define insanity--how do you diagnose it, how do you treat it, how do you even know what it is? In search of an answer, in the 1970s a Stanford psychologist named David Rosenhan and seven other people--sane, healthy, well-adjusted members of society--went undercover into asylums around America to test the legitimacy of psychiatry's labels. Forced to remain inside until they'd "proven" themselves sane, all eight emerged with alarming diagnoses and even more troubling stories of their treatment. Rosenhan's watershed study broke open the field of psychiatry, closing down institutions and changing mental health diagnosis forever. But, as Cahalan's explosive new research shows in this real-life detective story, very little in this saga is exactly as it seems. What really happened behind those closed asylum doors?" -- Back cover.

All the ways we said goodbye : a novel of the Ritz Paris

January 21, 2020
Williams, Beatriz, author.
[New York, NY] : Harper Audio, [2020]
12 audio discs (14 hr., 15 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Helen Sadler, Nicola Barber, and Saskia Maarleveld.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
France, 1914. Aurelie becomes trapped on the wrong side of the front with her father, Comte Sigismund de Courcelles. When the Germans move into their family's ancestral estate, Aurelie discovers she knows the German Major's aide de camp, Maximilian Von Sternburg. Betrayal will shatter them both. France, 1942. Raised by her American grandmother in the Hotel Ritz, Marguerite 'Daisy' Villon remains in Paris with her daughter and husband, a Nazi collaborator, after France falls to Hitler. Reluctantly acting as a courier for a forger who creates identity papers for Resistance members and Jewish refugees, a secret will force Daisy to commit the ultimate betrayal. France, 1964. After the death of her husband Kit, Barbara 'Babs' Langford joins an American lawyer hired to find a Resistance fighter turned traitor known as 'La Fleur'-- and the trail leads to secrets about Kit. -- adapted from jacket

Brave face : a memoir

January 20, 2020
Hutchinson, Shaun David, author.
℗2019
7 audio discs (7 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc surface.
Compact disc.
Shaun David Hutchinson was nineteen. Confused. Struggling to find the vocabulary to understand and accept who he was and how he fit into a community in which he couldn't see himself. The voice of depression told him that he would never be loved or wanted, while powerful and hurtful messages from society told him that being gay meant love and happiness weren't for him. A million moments large and small over the years all came together to convince Shaun that he couldn't keep going, that he had no future. And so he followed through on trying to make that a reality. Thankfully Shaun survived, and over time, came to embrace how grateful he is and how to find self-acceptance. In this courageous and deeply honest memoir, Shaun takes readers through the journey of what brought him to the edge, and what has helped him truly believe that it does get better.

The self-care solution : a year of becoming happier, healthier, and fitter--one month at a time

January 20, 2020
Ashton, Jennifer, 1969- author, narrator.
New York, N.Y. : Harper Audio, 2019.
8 audio discs (approximately 9 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc surface.
Compact discs.
ABC's chief medical correspondent, Dr. Jennifer Ashton, helps listeners ring in the New Year right with a resolution that's actually doable: a year-long plan to improve emotional and physical health, from giving up alcohol to a doing a digital detox, but each for only one month.

You're not listening : what you're missing and why it matters

January 14, 2020
Murphy, Kate (Journalist), author, narrator.
℗2019
6 audio discs (6.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
As a society, we've forgotten how to listen. Modern life is noisy and frenetic, and technology provides constant distraction. So we tune things out or listen selectively--even to those we love most. We've become scared of other people's points of view, and of silence.

Triggered : [how the left thrives on hate and wants to silence us]

January 9, 2020
Trump, Donald, Jr., 1977- author, narrator.
[New York, NY] : Hachette Audio, [2019]
8 audio discs (approximately 10 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by James Edward Thomas and the author.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
Donald Trump, Jr. will expose all the tricks that the left uses to smear conservatives and push them out of the public square, from online "shadow banning" to fake accusations of "hate speech." No topic is spared from political correctness. Trump, Jr. will write about the importance of fighting back and standing up for what is right. From his childhood summers in Communist Czechoslovakia that began his political thought process, to working on construction sites with his father, to the major achievements of President Trump's administration, Donald Trump, Jr. spares no details.

Funny man : Mel Brooks

January 6, 2020
McGilligan, Patrick, author.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2019]
17 audio discs (21 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Stephen Hoye.
Compact discs.
A deeply textured and compelling biography of comedy giant Mel Brooks, covering his rags-to-riches life and triumphant career in television, films, and theater.

Identity leadership : to lead others you must first lead yourself

January 6, 2020
Graham, Stedman, author, narrator.
[New York] : Hachette Book Group, [2019]
6 audio discs (6 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 computer disc (PDF ; 4 3/4 in.)
Read by the author.
Includes bonus PDF.
Compact discs.
Graham's philosophy holds that a leader can't lead others until he can first lead himself. Here he examines why self-awareness matters, how leaders lead, the importance of communication, and much more. He then shows the reader how to step into their role as a leader and create their identity leadership plan. In doing so, readers can create a roadmap that leads to personal growth, development, and improvement of performance in every area of life. -- adapted from jacket

American carnage : on the front lines of the Republican civil war and the rise of President Trump

January 6, 2020
Alberta, Tim, author.
[New York] : Harper Audio, [2019]
21 audio discs (26 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jason Culp.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
"Politico Magazine's chief political correspondent provides a rollicking insider's look at the making of the modern Republican Party--how a decade of cultural upheaval, populist outrage, and ideological warfare made the GOP vulnerable to a hostile takeover from the unlikeliest of insurgents: Donald J. Trump."--Page [2] of cover.

The only plane in the sky : an oral history of 9/11

January 6, 2020
Graff, Garrett M., 1981- author, narrator.
[New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2019]
13 audio discs (16 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by a 45-person cast with Holter Graham and the author.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Over the last eighteen years, much has been written and said about the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the profound impact they had on America and the world. Now those names, stories, and memories have been collected in one place to tell the full, 360-degree story of what happened that day, and in the days after.

Heartland [sound recording] : a memoir of working hard and being broke in the richest country on Earth

January 6, 2020
Smarsh, Sarah, author, narrator.
New York : Audioworks, imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio, [2018]
8 audio discs (approximately 9.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Dear August -- A penny in a purse -- The body of a poor girl -- A stretch of gravel with wheat on either side -- The shame a country could assign -- A house that needs shingles -- A working-class woman -- The place I was from.
"During Smarsh's turbulent childhood in Kansas in the '80s and '90s, the country's changing economic policies solidified her family's place among the working poor. By telling the story of her life and the lives of the people she loves, Smarsh challenges us to examine the class divide in our country and the myths about people thought to be less because they earn less. Her personal story affirms the corrosive impact intergenerational poverty can have on individuals, families, and communities, and she explores this idea as lived experience, metaphor, and level of consciousness. Born a fifth-generation Kansas wheat farmer on her paternal side and the daughter of generations of teen mothers on her maternal side, Smarsh grew up in a family of laborers trapped in a cycle of poverty. Whether working the wheat harvest, helping on her dad's construction sites, or visiting her grandma's courthouse job, she learned about hard work. She also absorbed painful lessons about economic inequality. Through her experience growing up as the child of a dissatisfied teenage mother--and being raised predominately by her grandmother on a farm thirty miles west of Wichita--she gives us a unique, essential look into the lives of poor and working-class Americans living in the middle of an uncompromising look at class, identity, and the particular perils of having less in a country known for its excess."--Container.

Mobituaries [sound recording] : great lives worth reliving

January 6, 2020
Rocca, Mo, author, narrator.
[New York, NY] : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2019]
10 audio discs (approximately 11 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Mo Rocca.
Unabridged.
Mo Rocca has always loved obituaries, reading about the remarkable lives of world leaders, captains of industry, innovators, and artists. But not every notable life has gotten the send-off it deserves. In this companion to the podcast of the same name, Rocca chronicles the stories of the people who made a difference, but whose lives, for some reason or another, were never truly examined.

Sam Houston & the Alamo Avengers : the Texas victory that changed American history

January 6, 2020
Kilmeade, Brian, author, narrator.
New York, NY : Penguin Audio, [2019]
6 audio discs (6 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Brian Kilmeade explores hidden aspects of Sam Houston, the first president of Texas, and brings the listener to the scenes of one of the most pivotal moments in American history.

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