New Arrivals · eAudiobooks

November 11, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A beautiful day in the neighborhood [electronic resource] : neighborly words of wisdom from Mister Rogers

November 7, 2019
Rogers, Fred, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2019.
1 sound file : digital
"The beloved host of PBS's Mister Rogers' Neighborhood offers warm words of advice and encouragement, along with reflections on his own childhood"-- Provided by publisher.

I'm not dying with you tonight [electronic resource]

November 4, 2019
Jones, Kimberly (Kimberly Latrice), author.
Prince Frederick : Recorded Books, 2019.
1 online resource (5 audio files) : digital
Unabridged.
Over the course of one night, two girls with two very different backgrounds must rely on each other to get through the violent race riot that has enveloped their city. Lena has her killer style, her awesome boyfriend, and a plan. She knows she's going to make it big. Campbell, on the other hand, is just trying to keep her head down and get through the year at her new school. When both girls attend the Friday-night football game, what neither expects is for everything to descend into sudden mass chaos. Chaos born from violence and hate. Chaos that unexpectedly throws them together. They aren't friends. They hardly understand the other's point of view. But none of that matters when the city is up in flames, and they only have each other to rely on if they're going to survive the night.

To the land of long lost friends [electronic resource]

November 1, 2019
McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-
Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books ; [Prince Frederick, Md.] : [Distributed by] RBdigital, 2019, p2019.
1 online resource.
Title from title screen.
Downloadable audio file.
In the latest book in the widely beloved No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, Precious Ramotswe takes on a case for a childhood acquaintance but her inquiries will require an even more delicate touch than usual. Mma Ramotswe reconnects with an old friend who has been having problems with her daughter. Though Precious feels compelled to lend a hand, she discovers that getting involved in family affairs is always a delicate proposion. Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni finds himself embroiled in familial drama as well, when one of his clients asks for help evicting an unwanted houseguest who turns out to be the man's own brother. Elsewhere, Charlie and Fanwell are also involved in tricky matters of the heart, as Queenie-Queenie, Charlie's girlfriend, seems to have transferred her affections to Fanwell. It's up to Mma Makutsi to set things right, but she may be be too distracted by her nemesis Violet Sephotho, who has somehow been appointed to the board of a charity. What is Violet up to now' As all of these mysteries are unraveled, Mma Ramotswe and the entire No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency will be reminded of the value of tried-and-true wisdom--never judge a book by its cover.

Wasteland [electronic resource]

November 1, 2019
Goodkind, Terry.
Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books ; [Prince Frederick, Md.] : [Distributed by] RBdigital, 2019, p2019.
1 online resource (4 hr., 27 min.)
Title from title screen.
Downloadable audio file.
"They are the monsters under the bed when you are little, the shape just caught out of the corner of your eye when you thought you were alone, the shadow of something in a dark corner that surprises you and then isn't there. They stop you dead with a knot of unexpected terror in the pit of your stomach. We have all seen fleeting glimpses of them. Never long enough to see them as I saw them, but it was them. I recognized it the instant I saw it. We've all seen flashes of them, the dark shadow just out of sight. They could briefly terrify us before but never hurt us because they came from so far distant. They were never able to fully materialize in our world so we saw only transient glimpses of them, the shape of them if the light was just right, if the shadows were deep enough ... if you were afraid enough. I think that the star shift has brought us closer to their realm so that they now have the power to step into our world and hurt us."

36 righteous men [electronic resource]

November 1, 2019
Pressfield, Steven.
Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books ; [Prince Frederick, Md.] : [Distributed by] RBdigital, 2019, p2019.
1 online resource.
Title from title screen.
Downloadable audio file.
New York homicide detectives pursue a serial killer in this apocalyptic thriller. 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. The detectives find their traditional arsenal of bullets and blades of little use against a foe who seems to anticipate their every move. Joining forces with a disgraced but brilliant rabbinical scholar and a renowned anthropologist'who's also the last of the righteous ones'Manning and Dewey set off on a perilous quest from New York to Gehenna to defeat a murderer who won't stop until he's killed everyone.

Your robot dog will die [electronic resource]

November 1, 2019
Greenwood, Arin.
Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books ; [Prince Frederick, Md.] : [Distributed by] RBdigital, 2018, p2018.
1 online resource (5 hr., 13 min.)
Title from title screen.
Downloadable audio file.
Fusing the heart of Julie of the Wolves with the imagination of Little Brother and Ship Breaker, this speculative YA is a must-read for any dog lover. In the mid-21st century, dogs are all but extinct. An experiment gone awry caused every canine on Earth to become hyperintelligent. When as a species they stopped wagging their tails, hysteria ensued-followed by a program of mass euthanasia. Now the only surviving dogs are relegated to a sanctuary off the coast of Florida: Dog Island. There, they are studied in a wild, feral, and protected state. And there, too, their robot replacements are tested before being sold for mass consumption. Seventeen-year-old Nano Miller was born and bred on Dog Island, as were her two best friends, Jack and Wolf. Life has been mostly wonderful except for annual heartbreak, when another robot dog is torn from her arms and replaced with the latest model. And more recently, there is the heartbreak of her brother, Billy, who vanished without a trace a year earlier. Wolf, there to console Nano, has suddenly become more than a friend. (Bad news for Jack.) With the excitement of a surprise first romance, Nano is happier than ever, in spite of her loss. But then she makes a discovery that upends everything she took for granted: a living puppy who wags its tail. And there is no way she is letting this dog go.

Piecing me together [electronic resource]

November 1, 2019
Watson, Renée.
Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books ; [Prince Frederick, Md.] : [Distributed by] RBdigital, 2018, p2018.
1 online resource (5 hr., 24 min.)
Title from title screen.
Downloadable audio file.
A timely and powerful story about a teen girl from a poor neighborhood striving for success, from acclaimed author Renee Watson. Jade believes she must get out of her neighborhood if she's ever going to succeed. Her mother says she has to take every opportunity. She has. She accepted a scholarship to a mostly-white private school and even Saturday morning test prep opportunities. But some opportunities feel more demeaning than helpful. Like an invitation to join Women to Women, a mentorship program for "at-risk" girls. Except really, it's for black girls. From "bad" neighborhoods. But Jade doesn't need support. And just because her mentor is black doesn't mean she understands Jade. And maybe there are some things Jade could show these successful women about the real world and finding ways to make a real difference. Friendships, race, privilege, identity-this compelling and thoughtful story explores the issues young women face.

Monkey Island [electronic resource]

November 1, 2019
Fox, Paula.
Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books ; [Prince Frederick, Md.] : [Distributed by] RBdigital, 2018, p2018.
1 online resource (3 hr., 19 min.)
Title from title screen.
Downloadable audio file.
Clay Garrity is 11 years old, and he has never felt so alone in life. Weeks before, his father lost his job and left Clay and his mother, who was pregnant, to fend for themselves. Soon after, they moved into a welfare hotel. They didn't have much, but they did have each other. Now his mother is gone too. And all Clay has to live on is the $28.75 she left under a box of doughnuts. On the 6th day, running out of food and afraid that the welfare people will come and take him away, Clay leaves the apartment and begins to wander the streets of New York City. Clay knows he can't continue to live this way for long. Already his memories of school and the people he cares about are fading. If he leaves the streets he may never see his mother again. But if he stays he may not see tomorrow.

I am C-3PO [electronic resource] : the inside story

October 28, 2019
Daniels, Anthony, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : DK, 2019.
1 sound file : digital

Mobituaries [electronic resource] : great lives worth reliving

October 28, 2019
Rocca, Mo.
[Place of publication not identified] : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2019.
1 sound file : digital
"From popular TV correspondent and writer Mo Rocca, a charmingly irreverent and rigorously researched book that celebrates the dead people who made life worth living. 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. With Mobituaries-the book companion to the CBS podcast of the same name-the journalist, humorist, and history buff is righting that wrong, profiling the people who have long fascinated him-from the 20th century's greatest entertainer...to sitcom characters gone all too soon...to a shamefully forgotten Founding Father. Even if you know the names, you've never understood why they matter...until now. In these pages, Rocca chronicles the stories of the people who made a difference, but whose lives-for some reason or another-were never truly examined. There's Thomas Paine, whose Common Sense lit the fuse for the American Revolution-and whose paltry obit summed up his life thusly: "He had lived long, did some good, and much harm." And then there's screen icon Audrey Hepburn. She remains a household name, but how much do we know about her wartime upbringing and how it shaped the woman we fell in love with? And what about Billy Carter and history's unruly presidential brothers? Were they ne'er-do-well liabilities...or secret weapons. As a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning and the host of The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation, Rocca is an expert researcher and storyteller. He draws on these skills here. With his rigorous reporting and trademark wit, Rocca brings these men and women splendidly back to life like no one else can. Mobituaries is an insightful and unconventional account of the people who made life worth living for the rest of us, one that asks us to think about who gets remembered, and why."-- Provided by OverDrive

The great pretender [electronic resource] : the undercover mission that changed our understanding of madness

October 28, 2019
Cahalan, Susannah, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Hachette Book Group, 2019.
1 sound file : digital
For centuries, doctors have struggled to define mental illness--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, normal, 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, very little in this saga is exactly as it seems. What really happened behind those closed asylum doors, and what does it mean for our understanding of mental illness today?

Thriving after trauma [electronic resource] : stories of living and healing

October 28, 2019
Botwin, Shari, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Tantor Media, Inc., 2019.
1 sound file : digital
"THRIVING AFTER TRAUMA deals with overcoming trauma including physical and sexual abuse, war-related injury, loss due to tragedy or illness, and natural disasters. Real stories and practical tools shed light on how to let go of shame, guilt, anger, and despair after a traumatic experience. It is possible to grieve, move beyond, and fully live again"-- Provided by publisher.

The Collagen Diet [electronic resource] : A 28-day plan for sustained weight loss, glowing skin, great gut health, and a younger you

October 28, 2019
Axe, Josh.
[Place of publication not identified] : Hachette Book Group, 2019.
1 sound file : digital

Markswoman [electronic resource]

October 28, 2019
Mehrotra, Rati, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : HighBridge, 2018.
1 sound file : digital
Kyra is the youngest Markswoman in the Order of Kali, a highly trained sisterhood of elite warriors armed with telepathic blades. Guided by a strict code of conduct, Kyra and the other Orders are sworn to protect the people of Asiana. But to be a Markswoman, an acolyte must repudiate her former life completely. Kyra has pledged to do so, yet she secretly harbors a fierce desire to avenge her dead family. When Kyra's beloved mentor dies in mysterious circumstances, and Tamsyn, the powerful, dangerous Mistress of Mental Arts, assumes control of the Order, Kyra is forced on the run. Using one of the strange Transport Hubs that are remnants of Asiana's long-lost past, she finds herself in the unforgiving wilderness of desert that is home to the Order of Khur, the only Order composed of men. Among them is Rustan, a young, disillusioned Marksman whom she soon befriends. Kyra is certain that Tamsyn committed murder in a twisted bid for power, but she has no proof. And if she fails to find it, fails in her quest to keep her beloved Order from following Tamsyn down a dark path, it could spell the beginning of the end for Kyra-and for Asiana.

Revelations [electronic resource] : The New Scriptures

October 28, 2019
[Place of publication not identified] : Blackstone Publishing, 2017.
1 sound file : digital

The lost art of scripture [electronic resource] : rescuing the sacred texts

October 28, 2019
Armstrong, Karen, 1944- author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2019.
1 sound file : digital
Part One. Cosmos and society. Israel: remembering in order to belong ; India: sound and silence ; China: the primacy of ritual -- Part Two. Mythos. New story; new self ; Empathy ; Unknowing ; Canon ; Midrash ; Embodiment ; Recitation and Intentio ; Ineffability -- Part Three. Logos. Sola Scriptura ; Sola Ratio -- Post-Scripture.
"Today the Quran is used by some to justify war and acts of terrorism, the Torah to deny Palestinians the right to live in the Land of Israel, and the Bible to condemn homosexuality and contraception. The significance of Scripture--the holy texts at the centre of all religious traditions--may not be immediately obvious in our secular world but its misunderstanding is perhaps the root cause of most of today's controversies over religion. In this timely and important book, one of the world's leading commentators on religious affairs examines the meaning of Scripture. Today holy texts are not only used selectively to underwrite sometimes arbitrary and subjective views: they are seen to prescribe ethical norms and codes of behaviour that are divinely ordained--they are believed to contain eternal truths. But as Karen Armstrong shows in this fascinating trawl through millennia of religious history, this peculiar reading of Scripture is a relatively recent, modern phenomenon--and in many ways, a reaction to a hostile secular world. For most of their history, the world's religious traditions have regarded these texts as tools for the individual to connect with the divine, to transcend their physical existence, and to experience a higher level of consciousness that helped them to engage with the world in more meaningful and compassionate ways. Scripture was not a 'truth' that had to be 'believed.' Armstrong argues that only if the world's religious faiths rediscover such an open and spiritual engagement with their holy texts can they curtail the arrogance, intolerance and violence that flows from a narrow reading of Scripture as truth"-- Provided by publisher.

Face it [electronic resource]

October 28, 2019
Harry, Debbie, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : HarperAudio, 2019.
1 sound file : digital
Following her path from glorious commercial success to heroin addiction, the near-death of partner Chris Stein, a heart-wrenching bankruptcy, and Blondie's breakup as a band to her multifaceted acting career in more than thirty films, a stunning solo career and the triumphant return of her band, and her tireless advocacy for the environment and LGBTQ rights, this is a cinematic story of a woman who made her own path, and set the standard for a generation of artists who followed in her footsteps, a memoir as dynamic as its subject.

Mahimata [electronic resource]

October 28, 2019
Mehrotra, Rati, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : HighBridge, 2019.
1 sound file : digital
A young female assassin must confront the man who slaughtered her family, risk her heart, and come to terms with her identity as a warrior and as a woman in this thrilling fantasy from the author of Markswoman.

#Blessed by Malakai [electronic resource]

October 28, 2019
Green, Sherelle.
1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 16 min.)) : digital.
Every man has his weakness. For prominent painter and sculptor Malakai Madden, that weakness has always been women. Now, he's finally ready to settle down and shower one woman with his love. There's just one major problem. Overnight, he's gained thousands of Twitter followers after his obsessive ex decides to leak some private information. To make matters worse, a well-known media source retweets them! Suddenly, every woman wants a piece of Malakai. And when the #BlessedByMalakai hashtag starts trending, he's dodging women left and right, and blocking his crotch like he's secret service securing the president. If he's ever going to get his life back and find his future wife, he needs to solve this problem and he needs to solve it fast! Image consultant Avery Nightingale can't believe she's landed a meeting with a huge potential client. She knows all about the #BlessedByMalakai hashtag and she's ready to pitch her ideas. However, when she meets the man behind the Twitter legend, she's rendered speechless and Mr. Make You Moan is not impressed. He agrees to hire her on one condition. Avery must promise not to feed into the social media craze as others have failed to accomplish before her. She agrees. After all, it's just one rule, right? Contains mature themes.

#Therealcinderella [electronic resource]

October 28, 2019
Vargas, Yesenia.
1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 29 min.)) : digital.
A modern-day teenage Cinderella. An all-star varsity basketball player. Will the chemistry disappear when they go from anonymous to face-to-face? Geeky Ella Reyes is at the bottom of the totem pole at Westwood High. Her ultra-popular stepsisters refuse to be seen with her at school, and every day she comes home to a mountain of chores. Ella's only friend (and maybe crush) lives on the other side of her phone's screen. She and Baller929 know everything about each other, except their real names. When they have a chance to meet at her school's Halloween ball, Ella must figure out a way to get there without her stepmom or stepsisters finding out. Is revealing her identity to Baller929 worth risking the one good thing left in her life? Or is he too good to be true?

A courtship on Huckleberry Hill [electronic resource]

October 28, 2019
Beckstrand, Jennifer, author.
1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 21 min.)) : digital.
There's nothing Huckleberry Hill, Wisconsin's irrepressible eighty-somethings Anna and Felty Helmuth like better than a challenge. And the chance to matchmake their feisty granddaughter is their most delightful task yet . . . Elsie Stutzman's plain-spoken ways got her in trouble once before, so she needs to make a good impression at her new teaching job. But she's not about to let disabled student Wally Sensenig work below his potential. And she definitely won't put up with his hot-headed older brother sabotaging her efforts, no matter how handsome he is . . . Sam is nearly at the end of his rope caring for his ailing, widowed mother, working their farm, and raising his siblings. He'll admit Elsie's ideas are bringing Wally out of his angry shell-but why does she have to be as stubborn as she is pretty? Yet as it turns out, Elsie has taught Sam something about himself as well. And he'll do whatever it takes to make up for his mistakes-and win her heart forever.

A crafter hooks a killer [electronic resource]

October 28, 2019
Quinn, Holly (Mystery writer), author.
1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 56 min.)) : digital.
Samantha "Sammy" Kane is settling into her new life in idyllic Heartsford, Wisconsin, running her late friend Kate Allen's craft shop, Community Craft, when one early June day, bestselling crochet author Jane Johnson visits Heartsford. Captivated by Community Craft, Jane devotes a chapter in her new book, Behind the Seams, to the store. Sammy is honored, but satisfaction quickly turns to shock when she finds Jane strangled to death-her cold hands clutching a copy of her most recently published book, with the words "THE END" raggedly scratched into the cover. Heavens to Etsy! Not only must Sammy contend with the author's inauspicious demise, but she also has to untie some knotty details from her own past. It turns out Kate's death was not what it seemed and instead was somehow hooked to Jane Johnson's demise. Handsome Detective Liam Nash is on the "skein," more than happy to see the shop owner again, if less than enamored by her sleuthing interventions. But this was Sammy's best friend-she has to know. Fortunately, Sammy has a "lace" in the hole. As a child, she formed the S.H.E. detective team with her cousin, Heidi, and her sister, Ellie. Having already reconstituted their partnership, the S.H.E. team searches for a pattern behind the latest death. As the case starts to unravel, will Sammy and team be able to sidestep Liam quick enough to stitch together the clues?

A crafter knits a clue [electronic resource]

October 28, 2019
Quinn, Holly (Mystery writer), author.
1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 08 min.)) : digital.
When a heartbroken Samantha "Sammy" Kane returns to her hometown of Heartsford, Wisconsin, for her best friend Kate's funeral, she learns that Kate's much-loved craft store is in danger of perishing with its owner. Confounding all her expectations of the life she would live, Sammy moves back home with her golden retriever and takes over Community Craft. A few doors down Main Street, fellow new arrival Ingrid Wilson has just opened the Yarn Barn, a real "purl" of a shop. But when Sammy strolls over to see if Ingrid could use a little help, she finds Ingrid's dead body-with a green aluminum knitting needle lodged in her throat. Detective Liam Nash is thrown for a loop as every single citizen of Heartsford seems to have a theory about Ingrid's murder. And nearly everyone in town seems to be a suspect. But the last time Sammy did any sleuthing was as a little moppet. And this is not fun and games. She is eager to help the handsome Liam-who seems to be endlessly inventive in finding reasons to talk with her-and when Liam arrests affable woodworker Miles Danbury, she puts everything on the line to help clear Miles. As the case comes dangerously close to unraveling, Sammy must stitch the clues together. But the killer has other plans-and if she's not careful, she may wind up in a perilous knot.

A killer edition [electronic resource]

October 28, 2019
Barrett, Lorna, author.
1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 12 min.)) : digital.
Murder's in the mix for mystery bookstore owner and amateur sleuth Tricia Miles, in the latest entry of Lorna Barrett's New York Times bestselling Booktown series. With her assistant, Pixie, picking up more responsibility around the shop, Tricia Miles suddenly has a lot more time on her hands. Tricia decides to join the local animal-rescue board and enter the Great Stoneham Bake-Off, but neither pans out as smoothly as she'd hoped. Balancing a bake-off that's heating up with a frosty reception from the board, Tricia stops by Joyce Whitman's romance bookstore looking for a book to get her fired up. She stumbles on something hot, but it's an argument between Joyce and her neighbor Vera Olson instead of a steamy read. When Vera turns up dead in Joyce's garden hours later, Tricia has to wonder-could Joyce be the killer? Or is the culprit still lurking in town? One thing is for sure, someone in Stoneham is stirring up something more sinister than sweet. Tricia is determined to win the cutthroat cooking contest, but first she will have to make sure no one else is in danger of getting burned . . .

A neighbor's lie [electronic resource]

October 28, 2019
Pierce, Blake.
1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 33 min.)) : digital.
A NEIGHBOR'S LIE (A Chloe Fine Mystery) is book #2 in a new psychological suspense series by bestselling author Blake Pierce, whose #1 bestseller Once Gone (Book #1) has over 1,000 five-star reviews. FBI Violent Crimes Division Special Agent Chloe Fine, 27, still reeling from the secrets of her past, finds herself thrown into her first case: the murder of a nanny in a seemingly perfect suburban town. Immersed in a world of secrets, of unfaithful couples, of pretense and artifice, Chloe soon realizes that anyone-and everyone-may be guilty. Yet at the same time, with her own father still in jail, she must battle her own demons and unravel her own secrets, which threaten to bring her down before her own career even begins. An emotionally wrought psychological suspense with layered characters, small-town ambiance and heart-pounding suspense, A NEIGHBOR'S LIE is book #2 in a riveting new series that will leave you turning pages late into the night. Book #3 in the CHLOE FINE series will be available soon.

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