Audiobooks

Printer Friendly Display

Newly arrived at the library


William R. Forstchen, Bronson Pinchot, narrator,
Description: A powerful solar flare will strike the earth in less than 48 hours. To preserve the infrastructure our lives depend on, everything must go dark. Hospital emergency generators will be disconnected, the entire internet will be turned off, media broadcasts will go dark, and all nuclear reactors will be shut down to standby. The potential for panic and societal breakdown is clear. This story follows how several men and women respond to crisis as society descends into violence and chaos.
Call Number: FIC For
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Feb 5, 2019
Josh Malerman, Cassandra Campbell, narrator
Description: Something is out there, something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from. Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remain, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in an abandoned house near the river, she has dreamed of fleeing to a place where they might be safe. Now, that the boy and girl are four, it is time to go. But the journey ahead will be terrifying: twenty miles downriver in a rowboat--blindfolded--with nothing to rely on but her wits and the children's trained ears. One wrong choice and they will die. And something is following them. But is it man, animal, or monster? Engulfed in darkness, surrounded by sounds both familiar and frightening, Malorie embarks on a harrowing odyssey--a trip that takes her into an unseen world and back into the past, to the companions who once saved her. Under the guidance of the stalwart Tom, a motley group of strangers banded together against the unseen terror, creating order from the chaos. But when supplies ran low, they were forced to venture outside--and confront the ultimate question: in a world gone mad, who can really be trusted?
Call Number: FIC Mal
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Feb 5, 2019
Mark Wolverton, John Lescault, narrator
Description: After the Soviet Union proved to the United States that it possessed an operational intercontinental ballistic missile with the launch of Sputnik in October 1957, the world watched anxiously as the two superpowers engaged in a game of nuclear one-upmanship. Amid this rising tension, Nicholas Christofilos, an eccentric Greek American physicist, brought forth an outlandish idea to defend the United States from a Soviet attack: launching nuclear warheads to detonate in outer space, creating an artificial radiation belt that would fry incoming Soviet ICBMs. Known as Operation Argus, this plan is the most secret and riskiest scientific experiment in history, and classified details of these nuclear tests have been long obscured. Mark Wolverton tells the unknown and controversial story of this scheme, revealing a fascinating narrative that has powerful resonances today.
Call Number: 623.4511 Wol
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Feb 21, 2019
Margot Hunt, Cassandra Campbell, narrator
Description: On their first date back in law school, Natalie and Will Clarke bonded over drinks, dinner and whether they could get away with murder. Now married, they'll put the latter to the test when an unchecked danger in their community places their son in jeopardy. Working as a criminal defense attorney, Nat refuses to rely on the broken legal system to keep her family safe. She knows that if you want justice...you have to get it yourself. Shocked to discover Nat's taken matters into her own hands Will has no choice but to dirty his, also. His family is in way too deep to back down now. He's just not sure he recognizes the woman he married. Nat's always been fiercely protective, but never this ruthless or calculating. With the police poking holes in their airtight plan, what will be the first to fall apart: their scandalous secret--or their marriage?
Call Number: FIC Hun
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jan 23, 2019
Ben H. Winters, Kiff VandenHeuvel, narrator
Description: In a strange alternate society that values law and truth above all else, Laszlo Ratesic is a nineteen-year veteran of the Speculative Service. He lives in the a nation standing where California once did, a place where like-minded Americans retreated after the erosion of truth and the spread of lies made public life and governance impossible. In the nation knowingly contradicting the truth is the greatest crime, and stopping those crimes is Laz's job. In its service, he is one of the few individuals permitted to harbor untruths, to 'speculate' on what might have happened. But the Golden State is less a paradise than its name might suggest. To monitor, verify, and enforce the truth requires a veritable panoptic of surveillance and recording. And when those in control of the facts twist them for nefarious means, the Speculators are the only ones with the power to fight back.
Call Number: FIC Win
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Feb 5, 2019
Sophie Kinsella, Fiona Hardingham, narrator
Description: Fixie Farr has always lived by her father's motto: 'Family first.' And since her dad passed away, leaving his charming housewares store in the hands of his wife and children, Fixie spends all her time picking up the slack from her siblings instead of striking out on her own. The way Fixie sees it, if she doesn't take care of her father's legacy, who will? It's simply not in Fixie's nature to say no to people. So when a handsome stranger in a coffee shop asks her to watch his laptop for a moment, she not only agrees--she ends up saving it from certain disaster. To thank Fixie for her quick thinking, the computer's owner, Sebastian, an investment manager, scribbles an IOU on a coffee sleeve and attaches his business card. Fixie laughs it off--she'd never actually claim an IOU from a stranger. Would she? But then Fixie's childhood crush, Ryan, comes back into her life and his lack of a profession pushes all of Fixie's buttons. As always, she wants nothing for herself--but she'd love Seb to give Ryan a job. No sooner has Seb agreed then the tables are turned once more and a new series of IOUs between Seb and Fixie--from small favors to life-changing moments--ensues. Soon Fixie, Ms. Fixit for everyone else, is torn between her family and the life she really wants. Does she have the courage to take a stand? Will she finally grab the life, and love, she really wants?
Call Number: FIC Kin
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Feb 5, 2019
Laura Sims, Katherine Fenton, narrator
Description: An unraveling woman becomes fixated on her neighbor, a beautiful, successful actress. Trapped in a rundown apartment and dead-end job, the unnamed narrator is unhappily childless and recently separated. She can't help noticing that the actress, meanwhile, has her face on the side of every bus, a gleaming house, a husband, and three children. She becomes increasingly unhinged, and an interaction with the actress at the annual block party takes a disastrous turn into a dark and irretrievable madness.
Call Number: FIC Sim
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Feb 5, 2019
Paula Daly, Emma Fenney, narrator
Description: Jane Campbell avoids confrontation at all costs. Given the choice, she'll always let her husband, Leon--a bestselling thriller author--fight their battles. She'd prefer to focus on the good things in life: precious days with her two young children, a steady and loving marriage, their mischievously playful cat Bonita, and her fulfilling job as a creative writing teacher. In Jane's eyes, life is altogether sweeter than any individual bump in the road. But when Leon suffers a brutal attack in the driveway of their home, in front of their children, Jane has to finally face reality. Who would commit such a hateful offense in broad daylight? Leon has imagined his fair share of crime on the page, and now this unthinkable violence has landed on the Campbell family doorstep. With her husband in a coma, Jane must open her eyes to the problems in her life, as well as the secrets that have been kept from her. Although she might not like what she sees, if she's committed to discovering who hurt her husband--and why--Jane needs to take matters into her own hands.
Call Number: FIC Dal
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Feb 5, 2019
C. J. Tudor, Richard Armitage, narrator
Description: Joe never wanted to come back to Arnhill. After the way things ended with his old gang--the betrayal, the suicide, the murder--and after what happened when his sister went missing, the last thing he wanted to do was return to his hometown. But Joe doesn't have a choice. Because judging by what was done to that poor Morton kid, what happened all those years ago to Joe's sister is happening again. And only Joe knows who is really at fault. Lying his way into a teaching job at his former high school is the easy part. Facing off with former friends who are none too happy to have him back in town--while avoiding the enemies he's made in the years since--is tougher. But the hardest part of all will be returning to that abandoned mine where it all went wrong and his life changed forever, and finally confronting the shocking, horrifying truth about Arnhill, his sister, and himself. Because for Joe, the worst moment of his life wasn't the day his sister went missing. It was the day she came back.
Call Number: FIC Tud
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Feb 5, 2019
Allen Eskens, Zach Villa, narrator
Description: Joe Talbert, Jr. never met his namesake. Now a cub reporter, he finds a story about the murder of a man named Joseph Talbert. Curious about his father, Joe is shocked when witnesses say the murder was overdue.
Call Number: FIC Esk
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jan 24, 2019
Reshma Saujani
Description: Reshma Saujani inspires women to discover the power of female bravery. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with girls and women from around the country, stories of women changing the world one brave act at a time, and her own personal journey, Saujani shares an array of powerful insights and practices to make bravery a lifelong habit.
Call Number: 155.333 Sau
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Feb 5, 2019
Anthony McCarten, John Rafter Lee, narrator
Description: In February 2013, the arch-conservative Pope Benedict XVI made a startling announcement: he would resign, making him the first pope to willingly vacate his office in over 700 years. Reeling from the news, the College of Cardinals rushed to Rome to congregate in the Sistine Chapel to pick his successor. Their unlikely choice? Francis, the first non-European pope in 1,200 years, a one-time tango club bouncer, a passionate soccer fan, and a man with the common touch.
Call Number: 282.0922 McC
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Feb 4, 2019
Stephanie Land, Barbara Ehrenreich
Description: A economic-hardship journalist describes the years she worked in low-paying domestic work under wealthy employers, contrasting the privileges of the upper-middle class to the realities of the overworked laborers supporting them.
Call Number: 331.48164 Lan
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Feb 5, 2019
Sridhar Pappu, Leon Nixon, narrator, ,
Description: The Year of the Pitcher is the story of the remarkable 1968 baseball season, which culminated in one of the greatest World Series contests ever, with the Detroit Tigers coming back from a 3-1 deficit to beat the Cardinals in Game Seven of the World Series. In 1968, two remarkable pitchers would dominate the game as well as the broadsheets. One was black, the other white. Bob Gibson, together with the St. Louis Cardinals, embodied an entire generation's hope for integration at a heated moment in American history. Denny McLain, his adversary, was a crass self-promoter who eschewed the team charter and his Detroit Tigers teammates to zip cross-country in his own plane. For one season, the nation watched as these two men and their teams swept their respective league championships to meet at the World Series. Gibson set a major league record that year with a 1.12 ERA. McLain won more than 30 games in 1968, a feat not achieved since 1934 and untouched since. Together, the two have come to stand as iconic symbols, giving the fans "The Year of the Pitcher" and changing the game. Evoking a nostalgic season and its incredible characters, this is the story of one of the great rivalries in sports and an indelible portrait of the national pastime during a turbulent year--and the two men who electrified fans from all walks of life.
Call Number: 796.357 Pap
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Feb 5, 2019
Kara Cooney
Description: Female rulers are a rare phenomenon-- but thousands of years ago in ancient Egypt, women reigned supreme. What did Egypt gain from its liberal reliance on female leadership, and could today's world learn from its example? Celebrated Egyptologist Kara Cooney delivers a fascinating tale of female power, exploring the reasons why it has seldom been allowed through the ages, and why we should care.
Call Number: 932.01 Coo
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jan 22, 2019
Thomas Clavin, Johnny Heller, narrator
Description: In July 1865, "Wild Bill" Hickok shot and killed Davis Tutt in Springfield, MO--the first quick-draw duel on the frontier. Thus began the reputation that made him a marked man to every gunslinger in the Wild West. James Butler Hickock was known across the frontier as a soldier, Union spy, scout, lawman, gunfighter, gambler, showman, and actor. Wild Bill became a legend, crossing paths with General Custer and Buffalo Bill Cody, as well as Ben Thompson and other young toughs gunning for the sheriff with the quickest draw west of the Mississippi.
Call Number: 978.02 Cla
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Feb 5, 2019
Subscribe to New Best Fun List: Audiobooks
48 Hours
William R. Forstchen, Bronson Pinchot, narrator,
FIC For
The Hiding Place: A Novel
C. J. Tudor, Richard Armitage, narrator
FIC Tud
Bird Box: A Novel
Josh Malerman, Cassandra Campbell, narrator
FIC Mal
The Shadows We Hide
Allen Eskens, Zach Villa, narrator
FIC Esk
Burning The Sky : Operation Argus And The Untold Story Of The Cold War Nuclear Tests In Outer Space
Mark Wolverton, John Lescault, narrator
623.4511 Wol
Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, And Live Bolder
Reshma Saujani
155.333 Sau
For Better And Worse
Margot Hunt, Cassandra Campbell, narrator
FIC Hun
The Pope: Francis, Benedict, And The Decision That Shook The World
Anthony McCarten, John Rafter Lee, narrator
282.0922 McC
Golden State
Ben H. Winters, Kiff VandenHeuvel, narrator
FIC Win
Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, And A Mother's Will To Survive
Stephanie Land, Barbara Ehrenreich
331.48164 Lan
I Owe You One: A Novel
Sophie Kinsella, Fiona Hardingham, narrator
FIC Kin
The Year Of The Pitcher: Bob Gibson, Denny Mclain, And The End Of Baseball's Golden Age [Audiobook]
Sridhar Pappu, Leon Nixon, narrator, ,
796.357 Pap
Looker: A Novel
Laura Sims, Katherine Fenton, narrator
FIC Sim
When Women Ruled The World: Six Queens Of Egypt
Kara Cooney
932.01 Coo
Open Your Eyes
Paula Daly, Emma Fenney, narrator
FIC Dal
Wild Bill: The True Story Of The American Frontier's First Gunfighter
Thomas Clavin, Johnny Heller, narrator
978.02 Cla