Audie Award Winners 2017(Audiobooks)

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This is the very best your ears can handle, voted on by the good people at the Audio Publishing Association.  Winners and nominees included on the list, because you can't have too many good audiobooks.


Charles R. Smith, Dion Graham, William Jackson Harper, Zainab Jah, January LaVoy
Description: "An extraordinary cast of narrators presents, day-by-day, descriptions of men, women and events that have been vital in African-American history." --Container.
Call Number: J 973.0496 Smi
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Louise Penny, Robert Bathurst, OverDrive Media
Description: " When an intricate old map is found stuffed into the walls of the bistro in Three Pines, it at first seems no more than a curiosity. But the closer the villagers look, the stranger it becomes. Given to Armand Gamache as a gift the first day of his new job, the map eventually leads him to shattering secrets. To an old friend and older adversary. It leads the former Chief of Homicide for the Sûreté du Québec to places even he is afraid to go. But must. And there he finds four young cadets in the Sûreté academy, and a dead professor. And, with the body, a copy of the old, odd map. Everywhere Gamache turns, he sees Amelia Choquet, one of the cadets. Tattooed and pierced. Guarded and angry. Amelia is more likely to be found on the other side of a police line-up. And yet she is in the academy. A protégée of the murdered professor. The focus of the investigation soon turns to Gamache himself and his mysterious relationship with Amelia, and his possible involvement in the crime. The frantic search for answers takes the investigators back to Three Pines and a stained glass window with its own horrific secrets."-- Provided by publisher.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Bryan Cranston
Description: Bryan Cranston traces his zigzag journey from his chaotic childhood to his dramatic epiphany, and beyond, to mega-stardom and a cult-like following, by vividly revisiting the many parts he's played, on camera and off.
Call Number: B Cra
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Rabia Chaudry
Description: In early 2000, Adnan Syed was convicted and sentenced to life plus thirty years for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, a high school senior in Baltimore, Maryland. Syed has maintained his innocence, and Rabia Chaudry, a family friend, has always believed him. By 2013, after almost all appeals had been exhausted, Rabia contacted Sarah Koenig, a producer at This American Life, in hopes of finding a journalist who could shed light on Adnan's story. In 2014, Koenig's investigation turned into Serial, a Peabody Award-winning podcast with more than 500 million international listeners. But Serial did not tell the whole story. In this compelling narrative, Rabia Chaudry presents new key evidence that she maintains dismantles the State's case: a potential new suspect, forensics indicating that after Hae was killed her body was kept somewhere for almost half a day, and documentation withheld by the State that refutes the cell phone evidence--among many other points. And she shows how fans of Serial joined an amazing crowd-sourced investigation into a case riddled with errors and strange twists. Adnan's Story also gives a sense of Adnan's life in prison and weaves in his personal reflections, including never-before-seen letters. Chaudry, who is committed to exonerating Adnan, makes it clear that justice has yet to be achieved in this much-examined case.
Call Number: 364.1523 Cha
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 1, 2017
Stephanie Dray, Laura Croghan Kamoie, Cassandra Campbell
Description: After her mother's death, Martha "Patsy" Jefferson accompanies her father Thomas Jefferson to his posting in France, where she learns of her father's liaison with a slave girl and falls for his protege.
Call Number: FIC Dra
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Jacqueline Woodson, Robin Miles
Description: Running into a long-ago friend sets memory from the 1970s in motion for August, transporting her to a time and a place where friendship was everything--until it wasn't. For August and her girls, sharing confidences as they ambled through neighborhood streets, Brooklyn was a place where they believed that they were beautiful, talented, brilliant--a part of a future that belonged to them. But beneath the hopeful veneer, there was another Brooklyn, a dangerous place where grown men reached for innocent girls in dark hallways, where ghosts haunted the night, where mothers disappeared. A world where madness was just a sunset away and fathers found hope in religion. Woodson's Another Brooklyn heartbreakingly illuminates the formative time when childhood gives way to adulthood--the promise and peril of growing up--and renders a powerful, indelible, and fleeting friendship that united four young lives.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Taraji P. Henson
Description: Henson writes of her family, the one she was born into and the one she created. She shares stories of family, friends, the hustle required to make it from DC to Hollywood, and the joy of living in your own truth. Here she also opens up about her experiences as a single mother, a journey some saw as a burden but which she saw as a gift. With humor and candor, Henson shows us that behind the red carpet moments, she is just a girl in pursuit of her dreams.
Call Number: B Hen
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
L. Ron Hubbard, Stefan Rudnicki, Josh Clark, Scott Menville, Charles Davis
Description: In the year 3000, there are no countries, no cities. Earth is an empty wasteland. In eight domed mining installations scattered across the globe, vicious Psychlo aliens grind out the mineral resources of the planet whose population they utterly destroyed a millennium ago. The scant few remnants of humanity hide in village and remote areas, an endangered species on the brink of extinction. Apathy and superstition have suppressed all hope when one man, Jonnie Goodboy Tyler, dares to leave his village in search of a better life. Against all odds he marshalls the last survivors to join him in a desperate attempt to drive the alien Psychlos from this world before man is lost forever.
Call Number: FIC Hub
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Julia Claiborne Johnson, Tavia Gilbert
Description: Reclusive literary legend M. M. 'Mimi' Banning has been holed up in her Bel Air mansion for years. But after falling prey to a Bernie Madoff-style ponzi scheme, she's flat broke. Now Mimi must write a new book for the first time in decades, and to ensure the timely delivery of her manuscript, her New York publisher sends an assistant to monitor her progress. The prickly Mimi reluctantly complies, with a few stipulations: No Ivy-Leaguers or English majors. Must drive, cook, tidy. Computer whiz. Good with kids. Quiet, discreet, sane. When Alice Whitley arrives at the Banning mansion, she's put to work right away-- as a full-time companion to Frank, the writer's eccentric nine-year-old, a boy with the wit of Noel Coward, the wardrobe of a 1930s movie star, and very little in common with his fellow fourth-graders.
Call Number: FIC Joh
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Julian Fellowes, Juliet Stevenson
Description: On the eve of the Battle of Waterloo, two families meet at the Duchess of Richmond's ball. From this moment on, their stories will be linked by a secret.
Call Number: FIC Fel
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Carly Simon
Description: Simon's memoir reveals her remarkable life, beginning with her storied childhood as the third daughter of Richard L. Simon, the co-founder of publishing giant Simon & Schuster, her musical debut as half of The Simon Sisters performing folk songs with her sister Lucy in Greenwich Village, to a meteoric solo career that would result in thirteen top 40 hits, including the number one song 'You're So Vain.' She was the first artist in history to win a Grammy Award, an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award, for her song 'Let the River Run' from the movie Working Girl. The memoir recalls a childhood enriched by music and culture, but also one shrouded in secrets that would eventually tear her family apart.
Call Number: B Sim
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Douglas J. Preston, Lincoln Child, René Auberjonois
Description: Pendergast, together with his ward Constance Greene, travels to the quaint seaside village of Exmouth, Massachusetts, to investigate the theft of a priceless wine collection. But inside the wine cellar, they find something considerably more disturbing: a bricked-up niche that once held a crumbling skeleton. Pendergast and Constance soon learn that Exmouth is a town with a very dark and troubled history, and this skeleton may be only the first hint of an ancient transgression, kept secret all these years. But they will discover that the sins of the past are still very much alive. Local legend holds that during the 1692 witch trials in Salem, the real witches escaped, fleeing north to Exmouth and settling deep in the surrounding salt marshes, where they continued to practice their wicked arts.
Call Number: FIC Pre
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
James Patterson, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Jefferson Mays
Description: The toughest cases are the ones that hit close to home. When his cousin is accused of a heinous crime, Alex Cross returns to his North Carolina hometown for the first time in over three decades. As he tries to prove his cousin's innocence in a town where everyone seems to be on the take, Cross unearths a family secret that forces him to question everything he's ever known. Chasing a ghost he believed was long dead, Cross gets pulled into a case that has local cops scratching their heads and needing his help: a grisly string of socialite murders. Now he's hot on the trail of both a brutal killer and the truth about his own past-- and the answers he finds might be fatal.
Call Number: FIC Pat
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Connie Willis, Inc Recorded Books
Description: In a not-too-distant future, a simple outpatient procedure that has been promised to increase empathy between romantic partners has become all the rage. So when Briddey Flannigan's fiancé proposes that he and Briddey undergo the procedure, she is delighted! Only--the results aren't quite as expected. Instead of gaining an increased empathetic link with her fiancé Briddey finds herself hearing the actual thoughts of one of the nerdiest techs in her office. And that's the least of her problems.
Call Number: FIC Wil
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Thomas Mullen, André Holland
Description: Responding from pressure on high, the Atlanta police department is forced to hire its first black officers in 1948. The newly minted policemen are met with deep hostility by their white peers and their authority is limited: They can't arrest white suspects; they can't drive a squad car; they can't even use the police headquarters and must instead operate out of the basement of a gym. When a black woman who was last seen in a car driven by a white man turns up fatally beaten, no one seems to care except for Boggs and Smith, two black cops from vastly different backgrounds. Pressured from all sides, they will risk their jobs, the trust the community has put in them, and even their own safety to investigate her death. Their efforts bring them up against an old-school cop, Dunlow, who has long run the neighborhood like his own, and Dunlow's young partner, Rakestraw, a young progressive who may or may not be willing to make allies across color lines.
Call Number: FIC Mul
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Mary-Louise Parker
Description: Mary-Louise Parker renders the singular arc of a woman's life through letters she composes to the men, real and hypothetical, who have informed the person she is today. Beginning with the grandfather she never knew, the letters range from a missive to the beloved priest from her childhood to remembrances of former lovers to an homage to a firefighter she encountered to a heartfelt communication with the uncle of the infant daughter she adopted. The depth and style of the letters reveal the complexity and power to be found in relationships both loving and fraught.
Call Number: 816 Par
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jan 26, 2017
Stephen King, Will Patton
Description: In Room 217 of the Lakes Region Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, something has awakened. Something evil. Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of the Mercedes Massacre, where eight people were killed and many more were badly injured, has been in the clinic for five years, in a vegetative state. According to his doctors, anything approaching a complete recovery is unlikely. But behind the drool and stare, Brady is awake, and in possession of deadly new powers that allow him to wreak unimaginable havoc without ever leaving his hospital room.
Call Number: FIC Kin
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Nicole Poole
Description: Discovered by the former quarterback she was hired to tail, detective Piper Dove pretends to be the athlete's stalker and is subsequently hired by him, an arrangement threatened by their growing chemistry.
Call Number: FIC Phi
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm
Description: This collection contains some of the most timeless and enchanting folk and fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm.
Call Number: J 398.2 Gri
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter
Description: From Tony Award-winning composer-lyricist-star Lin-Manuel Miranda comes a backstage pass to his groundbreaking, hit musical Hamilton.Hamilton has it all--romance, drama, violence, patriotism, adventure, and more--combine that with the foundational story of our nation, and you've got an audiobook that's bound to be an American classic. "One of the most exhilarating experiences I've had in a theater." said David Brooks. "This show will be talked about in years to come as a benchmark experience," said Peter Marks, theater critic for the Washington Post. Audience members leave Hamilton wanting more--more details about the many dramatic episodes in Alexander Hamilton's life and further analysis of the musical's lyrics and their meaning.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
J. D. Vance
Description: From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America's white working class. Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis--that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J.D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck. The Vance family story begins hopefully in postwar America. J.D.'s grandparents were "dirt poor and in love," and moved north from Kentucky's Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. They raised a middle-class family, and eventually their grandchild (the author) would graduate from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of their success in achieving generational upward mobility. But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays out, we learn that this is only the short, superficial version. Vance's grandparents, aunt, uncle, sister, and, most of all, his mother, struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life, and were never able to fully escape the legacy of abuse, alcoholism, poverty, and trauma so characteristic of their part of America. Vance piercingly shows how he himself still carries around the demons of their chaotic family history. A deeply moving memoir with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures, Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels. And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Yaa Gyasi, Dominic Hoffman
Description: "Two half sisters, Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, are born into two different tribal villages in 18th century Ghana. Effia will be married off to an English colonial, and will live in comfort in the sprawling, palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle, raising half-caste children who will be sent abroad to be educated in England before returning to the Gold Coast to serve as administrators of the Empire. Her sister, Esi, will be imprisoned beneath Effia in the Castle's women's dungeon, and then shipped off on a boat bound for America, where she will be sold into slavery. Stretching from the tribal wars of Ghana to slavery and Civil War in America, from the coal mines in the north to the Great Migration to the streets of 20th century Harlem, Yaa Gyasi's has written a modern masterpiece, a novel that moves through histories and geographies and--with outstanding economy and force--captures the troubled spirit of our own nation"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Gya
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Cressida Cowell, David Tennant
Description: With the Doomsday of Yule and the future of dragonkind in Hiccup's hands, he must prove himself to be king and end the rebellion in order to save the dragons.
Call Number: J FIC Cow
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Carol Burnett
Description: Get the best seat in the house as comedy legend Carol Burnett tells the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of her iconic weekly variety series, The Carol Burnett Show. For eleven glorious seasons the guests, sketches and cast antics made the show legendary. Burnett lays it all out for us, from the show's original conception, to its evolution into one of the most beloved primetime programs of its generation, and to the last show.
Call Number: 791.4572 Bur
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Joe Ide, Sullivan Jones, narrator
Description: A resident of one of LA's toughest neighborhoods uses his blistering intellect to solve the crimes the LAPD ignores. East Long Beach. The LAPD is barely keeping up with the neighborhood's high crime rate. Murders go unsolved, lost children unrecovered. But someone from the neighborhood has taken it upon himself to help solve the cases the police can't or won't touch. They call him IQ. He's a loner and a high school dropout, his unassuming nature disguising a relentless determination and a fierce intelligence. He charges his clients whatever they can afford, which might be a set of tires or a homemade casserole. To get by, he's forced to take on clients that can pay. This time, it's a rap mogul whose life is in danger. As Isaiah investigates, he encounters a vengeful ex-wife, a crew of notorious cutthroats, a monstrous attack dog, and a hit man who even other hit men say is a lunatic. The deeper Isaiah digs, the more far reaching and dangerous the case becomes.
Call Number: FIC Ide
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jan 17, 2017
Louise Erdrich
Description: North Dakota, late summer, 1999. Landreaux Iron stalks a deer along the edge of the property bordering his own. He shoots with easy confidence--but when the buck springs away, Landreaux realizes he's hit something else, a blur he saw as he squeezed the trigger. When he staggers closer, he realizes he has killed his neighbor's five-year-old son, Dusty Ravich. The youngest child of his friend and neighbor, Peter Ravich, Dusty was best friends with Landreaux's five-year-old son, LaRose. The two families have always been close, sharing food, clothing, and rides into town; their children played together despite going to different schools; and Landreaux's wife, Emmaline, is half sister to Dusty's mother, Nola. Horrified at what he's done, the recovered alcoholic turns to an Ojibwe tribe tradition--the sweat lodge--for guidance, and finds a way forward. Following an ancient means of retribution, he and Emmaline will give LaRose to the grieving Peter and Nola. "Our son will be your son now," they tell them. LaRose is quickly absorbed into his new family. Plagued by thoughts of suicide, Nola dotes on him, keeping her darkness at bay. His fierce, rebellious new "sister," Maggie, welcomes him as a coconspirator who can ease her volatile mother's terrifying moods. Gradually he's allowed shared visits with his birth family, whose sorrow mirrors the Raviches' own. As the years pass, LaRose becomes the linchpin linking the Irons and the Raviches, and eventually their mutual pain begins to heal. But when a vengeful man with a long-standing grudge against Landreaux begins raising trouble, hurling accusations of a cover-up the day Dusty died, he threatens the tenuous peace that has kept these two fragile families whole.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Naomi Novik, Simon Vance
Description: Since His Majesty's Dragon, Captain William Laurence and his fearless dragon, Temeraire, have been battling Napoleon and his armies, and now the time has come to stop him for good.
Call Number: FIC Nov
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Ruta Sepetys, Cassandra Morris, Jorjeana Marie, Will Damron, Michael Crouch
Description: In 1945, World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia, and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, almost all of them with something to hide. Among them are Joana, Emilia, and Florian, whose paths converge en route to the ship that promises salvation, the Wilhelm Gustloff. Forced by circumstance to unite, the three find their strength, courage, and trust in each other tested with each step closer toward safety. Just when it seems freedom is within their grasp, tragedy strikes. Not country, nor culture, nor status matter as all ten thousand people aboard must fight for the same thing: survival.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Jodi Picoult, Ari Fliakos, Cassandra Campbell, Audra McDonald, Inc Books on Tape
Description: "A woman and her husband admitted to a hospital to have a baby requests that their nurse be reassigned - they are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is black, to touch their baby. The hospital complies, but the baby later goes into cardiac distress when Ruth is on duty. She hesitates before rushing in to perform CPR. When her indecision ends in tragedy, Ruth finds herself on trial, represented by a white public defender who warns against bringing race into a courtroom. As the two come to develop a truer understanding of each other's lives, they begin to doubt the beliefs they each hold most dear"-- Provided by publisher.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Kerri Maniscalco, Nicola Barber, James Patterson
Description: Seventeen year old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord's daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. Between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life. Against her stern father's wishes and society's expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle's laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.
Call Number: YA FIC Man
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Brandon Sanderson, Michael Kramer (Narrator)
Description: When a researcher returns to Elendel with images of a mythical Lord Ruler artifact, believed to grant wearers his power, Waxillium Ladrian conducts an investigation in the southern city of New Seran, where he makes unsettling discoveries about the true goals of The Set.
Call Number: FIC San
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Rainn Wilson
Description: Rainn Wilson's memoir about growing up geeky and finally finding his place in comedy, faith, and life.
Call Number: B Wil
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Donna VanLiere
Description: Laura Gabriel, now twenty-years-old, has spent many years of her life in foster homes. On a drive to clear her head, she witnesses an accident and suddenly finds herself being pulled into the town of Grandon, first as a witness but then as a volunteer for the annual fundraiser for Glory's Place. Could this town and its people be the home she has always longed for?
Call Number: FIC Van
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Richard Kadrey, Oliver Wyman
Description: A thief named Coop, a specialist in purloining magic objects; steals and delivers a small box to the mysterious client who engaged his services. Coop doesn't know that his latest job could be the end of him, and the rest of the world. Suddenly he finds himself in the company of The Department of Peculiar Science, a fearsome enforcement agency that polices the odd and strange. The box isn't just a supernatural heirloom with quaint powers, they tell him. It's a doomsday device. They think. And suddenly, everyone is out to get it.
Call Number: FIC Kad
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Alan Dean Foster, Marc Thompson
Description: Darth Vader may have been redeemed and the Emperor vanquished, but peace can be fleeting, and evil does not easily relent. Yet the simple belief in good can still empower ordinary individuals to rise and meet the greatest challenges. So return to that galaxy far, far away, and prepare yourself for what happens when the Force awakens....
Call Number: FIC Fox
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Siddhartha Mukherjee, Dennis Boutsikaris
Description: Siddhartha Mukherjee draws on his scientific knowledge and research to describe the magisterial history of a scientific idea, the quest to decipher the master-code of instructions that makes and defines humans; that governs our form, function, and fate; and that determines the future of our children. The story of the gene begins in earnest in an obscure Augustinian abbey in Moravia in 1856 where Gregor Mendel, a monk working with pea plants, stumbles on the idea of a "unit of heredity." It intersects with Darwin's theory of evolution, and collides with the horrors of Nazi eugenics in the 1940s. The gene transforms postwar biology. It invades discourses concerning race and identity and provides startling answers to some of the most potent questions coursing through our political and cultural realms. It reorganizes our understanding of sexuality, gender identity, sexual orientation, temperament, choice, and free will, thus raising the most urgent questions affecting our personal realms. Above all, the story of the gene is driven by human ingenuity and obsessive minds--from Mendel and Darwin to Francis Crick, James Watson, and Rosalind Franklin to the thousands of scientists working today to understand the code of codes. Woven through the book is the story of Mukherjee's own family and its recurring pattern of schizophrenia, a haunting reminder that the science of genetics is not confined to the laboratory but is vitally relevant to everyday lives. The moral complexity of genetics reverberates even more urgently today as we learn to "read" and "write" the human genome--unleashing the potential to change the fates and identities of our children and our children's children.
Call Number: 616.042 Muk
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Irma Joubert, Sarah Zimmerman (Actress)
Description: "Six-year-old Gretl and her sister jump from a train bound for Auschwitz, her mother and grandmother unable to squeeze between the bars covering the windows. The daughter of a German soldier, Gretl understands very little about how her grandmothers Jewishness brought her first to the ghetto, then to the train, and now, to the Polish countryside where she wanders, searching for food and water for her dying sister. Soon, Gretl finds refuge with Jakob, a Polish freedom fighter, and his family, where she is sheltered until the end of the war; Gretl is then sent away to a new life, a new name, and a new faith in Apartheid-era South Africa. As she comes of age in this strange place, she confronts its prejudices as she hides the truth of her past from her new family. When Jakob makes his way to South Africa many years later, Gretl and Jakob are reunited in a love story that transcends time and distance and survives the ravages of hatred and war"-- Provided by publisher.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Amy Schumer
Description: Never one to shy away from the uproarious, challenging, and remarkable moments that make up life, this exceptionally candid book will have readers wincing with recognition, nodding their head in solidarity, and laughing out loud. Written with Amy's signature candor, she reflects on her often raucous childhood antics, her hard won and incomparable rise to comedic stardom, and the courage it takes to approach the world with astounding honesty every single day.
Call Number: B Sch
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Allen Eskens, R. C Bray, David Colacci, Amy McFadden (Narrator), Tantor Media
Description: Detective Max Rupert and attorney Boady Sanden's friendship is being pushed to the breaking point. Max is convinced that Jennavieve Pruitt was killed by her husband, Ben. Boady is equally convinced that Ben, his client, is innocent. As the case unfolds, the two are forced to confront their own personal demons. Max is still struggling with the death of his wife four years earlier, and the Pruitt case stirs up old memories. Boady hasn't taken on a defense case since the death of an innocent client, a man Boady believes he could have saved but didn't. Now he is back in court, with student Lila Nash at his side, and he's determined to redeem himself for having failed in the past.
Call Number: FIC Esk
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Feb 23, 2017
Drew Magary, Christopher Lane
Description: When Ben, a suburban family man, takes a business trip to rural Pennsylvania, he decides to spend the afternoon before his dinner meeting on a short hike. Once he sets out into the woods behind his hotel, he quickly comes to realize that the path he has chosen cannot be given up easily. With no choice but to move forward, Ben finds himself falling deeper and deeper into a world of man-eating giants, bizarre demons, and colossal insects.
Call Number: FIC Mag
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Adam Gidwitz, Benjamin Bagby, Vikas Adam, Mark Bramhall, Jonathan Cowley
Description: 1242. On a dark night, travelers from across France cross paths at an inn and begin to tell stories of three children: William, an oblate on a mission from his monastery; Jacob, a Jewish boy who has fled his burning village; and Jeanne, a peasant girl who hides her prophetic visions.
Call Number: J FIC Gid
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Mitch Albom, Adriana Sananes, Tony Chiroldes, Christian Baskous, Kevin O'Neill
Description: The voice of Music narrates the tale of its most beloved disciple, young Frankie Presto, a war orphan raised by a blind music teacher in a small Spanish town. At nine years old, Frankie is sent to America in the bottom of a boat. His only possession is an old guitar and six precious strings. But Frankie's talent is touched by the gods, and his amazing journey weaves him through the musical landscape of the 20th century, from classical to jazz to rock and roll. The complete list of narrators includes Mitch Albom, Roger McGuinn, Ingrid Michaelson, John Pizzarelli, Paul Stanley, George Guidall, Mike Hodge, Robin Miles, Christian Baskous, Tony Chiroldes, Kevin O'Neil, Adriana Sananes, Ken Brown, and Sarab Kamoo.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Nora Roberts, Shannon McManus
Description: Naomi Bowes lost her innocence the night she followed her father into the woods. In freeing the girl trapped in the root cellar, Naomi revealed the horrible extent of her father's crimes and made him infamous. Now a successful photographer living under the name Naomi Carson, she has found a place that calls to her, thousands of miles away from everything she's ever known. Naomi wants to embrace the solitude, but the residents of Sunrise Cove keep forcing her to open up, especially the determined Xander Keaton. Naomi can feel her defenses failing, and knows that the connection her new life offers is something she's always secretly craved. But as she's learned time and again, her past is never more than a nightmare away.
Call Number: FIC Rob
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Anderson Cooper, Gloria Vanderbilt
Description: Anderson Cooper's intensely busy career as a journalist for CNN and CBS' 60 Minutes affords him little time to spend with his ninety-one year old mother. After she briefly fell ill, he and Gloria began a conversation through e-mail unlike any they had ever had before, a correspondence of surprising honesty and depth in which they discussed their lives, the things that matter to them, and what they still want to learn about each other.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Maggie Stiefvater, Will Patton
Description: All her life, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love's death. She doesn't believe in true love and never thought this would be a problem, but as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she's not so sure anymore.
Call Number: YA FIC Sti
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Matthew FitzSimmons, James Patrick Cronin
Description: A decade ago, fourteen-year-old Suzanne Lombard, the daughter of Benjamin Lombard, then a senator, now a powerful vice president running for the presidency, disappeared in the most sensational missing-person case in the nation's history. Still unsolved, the mystery remains a national obsession. For legendary hacker and marine Gibson Vaughn, the case is personal; Suzanne Lombard had been like a sister to him. On the tenth anniversary of her disappearance, the former head of Benjamin Lombard's security asks for Gibson's help in a covert investigation of the case, with new evidence in hand. Haunted by tragic memories, he jumps at the chance to uncover what happened all those years ago.
Call Number: FIC Fit
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Beatrix Potter, Helen Mirren, Anna Friel
Call Number: J FIC Pot
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Colson Whitehead, Bahni Turpin
Description: Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. Their first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city's placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Neil Gaiman
Description: Presents a collection of nonfiction essays on a myriad of topics--from art and artists to dreams, myths, and memories--observed in the author's distinctive, probing, and amusing style.
Call Number: 824.914 Gai
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
James Shapiro, Robert Fass
Description: In the years leading up to 1606, since the death of Queen Elizabeth and the arrival in England of her successor, King James of Scotland, Shakespeare's great productivity had ebbed, and it may have seemed to some that his prolific genius was a thing of the past. But that year, at age forty-two, he found his footing again, finishing a play he had begun the previous autumn 'King Lear' then writing two other great tragedies, Macbeth and Antony and Cleopatra. James Shapiro sheds light on these three great tragedies by placing them in the context of their times, while also allowing listeners greater insight into how Shakespeare was personally touched by such events as a terrible outbreak of plague and growing religious divisions.
Call Number: 822.33 Sha
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Ben H./ Demeritt Winters
Call Number: ordered 050417
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Nathaniel Philbrick, Scott Brick
Description: In September 1776, the vulnerable Continental Army under an unsure George Washington (who had never commanded a large force in battle) evacuates New York after a devastating defeat by the British Army. Three weeks later, near the Canadian border, one of his favorite generals, Benedict Arnold, miraculously succeeds in postponing the British naval advance down Lake Champlain that might have ended the war. Four years later, as the book ends, Washington has vanquished his demons and Arnold has fled to the enemy after a foiled attempt to surrender the American fortress at West Point to the British. After four years of war, America is forced to realize that the real threat to its liberties might not come from without but from within.
Call Number: 973.382 Phi
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Paul Kalanithi, A. (Abraham) Verghese, Sunil Malhotra, Cassandra Campbell
Description: At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor making a living treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. Just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air, which features a Foreword by Dr. Abraham Verghese and an Epilogue by Kalanithi's wife, Lucy, chronicles Kalanithi's transformation from a naïve medical student 'possessed, ' as he wrote, 'by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life' into a young neurosurgeon at Stanford, guiding patients toward a deeper understanding of death and illness, and finally into a patient and a new father to a baby girl, confronting his own mortality.
Call Number: 616.994 Kal
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Marissa Meyer, Rebecca Soler
Description: Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana. Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won't approve of her feelings for her childhood friend--the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn't as weak as Levana believes her to be and she's been undermining her stepmother's wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that's been raging for far too long.
Call Number: YA FIC Mey
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Shonda Rhimes
Description: With three hit shows on television and three children at home, Shonda Rhimes had lots of good reasons to say NO when an unexpected invitation arrived. Hollywood party? No. Speaking engagement? No. Media appearances? No. And there was the side-benefit of saying No for an introvert like Shonda: nothing new to fear. Then Shonda's sister laid down a challenge: just for one year, try to say YES to the unexpected invitations that come your way. Shonda reluctantly agreed, and the result was nothing short of transformative. In Year of Yes, Shonda Rhimes chronicles the powerful impact saying yes had on every aspect of her life--and how we can all change our lives with one little word: Yes.
Call Number: B Rhi
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Jessi Klein, Inc Blackstone Audio
Description: Introducing Jessi Klein, a Nora Ephron for a new generation. Both a tomboy and a late bloomer, she grew up always feeling like more of an observer than a participant in the rites of modern femininity. You'll Grow out of It is a funny and incisive collection of real life stories in which Klein explores the milestones of the twenty-first-century woman: from trying to sculpt the perfect butt (one that looks like two floating tennis balls), to attempting to find watchable porn (the kind where no one cries), and deconstructing Oprah's obsession with taking baths (there's no place on dry land where women are left alone). Throughout the journey, Klein's voice is both hilariously relatable and raw.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
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