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Jessica Park, Arielle DeLisle, narrator
Description: After a life spent bouncing from one foster home to the next, Allison is determined to keep others at arm's length. Adopted at sixteen, she knows better than to believe in the permanence of anything. But as she begins her third year in college, she finds it increasingly difficult to disappear into the white noise pouring from her earbuds. One unsuspecting afternoon, Allison is roped into a social experiment just off campus. Suddenly, she finds herself in front of a crowd, forced to interact with a complete stranger for 180 seconds. Neither she, nor Esben Baylor, the dreamy social media star seated opposite her, is prepared for the outcome.
Call Number: FIC Par
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 21, 2017
Julia Glass, Mary Stuart Masterson, narrator
Description: When the revered children's book author Mort Lear dies accidentally at his Connecticut home, he leaves his property and all its contents to his trusted assistant, Tomasina Daulair, who is moved by his generosity but dismayed by the complicated and defiant directives in his will. Tommy knew Morty for more than four decades, since meeting him in a Manhattan playground when she was twelve and he was working on sketches for the book that would make him a star. By the end of his increasingly reclusive life, she found herself living in his house as confidante and helpmeet, witness not just to his daily routines but to the emotional fallout of his strange boyhood and his volatile relationship with a lover who died of AIDS. Now Tommy must try to honor Morty's last wishes while grappling with their effects on several people, including her estranged brother; the lonely, outraged museum curator to whom Lear once promised his artistic estate; and Nicholas Greene, the beguiling British actor cast to play Mort Lear in a movie. When Greene arrives for a visit, he and Tommy are compelled to look more closely at Morty's past, a process that undermines much of what Tommy believed she knew about her boss--and about herself. As she contemplates a future that will no longer include him, her unlikely alliance with Greene--and the loyalty they share toward the great man--will lead to surprising upheavals in their wider relationships, their careers, and even their search for love.
Call Number: FIC Gla
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 12, 2017
Victor Lodato
Description: Eight-year-old Edgar Fini's loyalty is torn between the two women in his life. There's his mother, Lucy, who, though she has moments where she loves him, mostly disappears at night with her various 'suitors'. And then there's his grandmother, Florence, who dotes on him to the point where she is at a loss when he isn't around. Since his father's suicide, Florence and Edgar's relationship has become obsessive, each fully dependent on the other. When Florence suddenly dies, Lucy is thrown into the role of main caretaker and doesn't know how to handle her new job. But as Edgar and Lucy adjust, they must also deal with Ron, a local butcher who wants to court Lucy, and Conrad, an unsettlingly attentive adult whose intentions are at one more sinister and more innocent than Edgar could ever know.
Call Number: FIC Lod
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 14, 2017
Scott McCartney, Adams Morgan, narrator,
Description: The true father of the modern computer was not John von Neumann, as he is generally credited. That honor belongs to the two men, John Mauchly and Presper Eckert, who built the world's first programmable computer: the legendary ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer). Mauchly and Eckert developed a revolutionary vision: to make electricity "think." Funded by the U.S. Army, the team they led constructed a behemoth weighing thirty tons with 18,000 vacuum tubes and miles of wiring that blazed a trail to the next generation of computers that quickly followed. Based on original interviews with surviving participants and the first study of Mauchly and Eckert's personal papers, ENIAC is a dramatic human story and a vital contribution to the history of technology that restores to the two inventors the legacy they deserve.
Call Number: 004.1 McC
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 22, 2017
Fern Michaels, Laural Merlington, narrator
Description: Investigative reporter Dennis West joined forces with the men of the Sisterhood to help fight corruption and greed on behalf of underdogs everywhere. Now he and his band of brothers are on a mission to help an old friend in danger: Toby Mason was a whip-smart college nerd - nothing like the buff dancer at the Supper Club who's reached out to Dennis. The owners of the Supper Club adult-entertainment franchise have expanded their empire through tours, contests, and calendars. But Toby suspects the Supper Clubs offer a convenient front for a major drug trafficking operation - and those suspicions have become known to his employers. At the top-secret headquarters of BOLO Consultants, Dennis, Jack, Abner, Ted, Harry, and the rest of the crew gather to formulate a plan. It'll mean going deep undercover, but the men of the Sisterhood are breaking out their most impressive moves to stop a criminal network that's stayed two steps ahead of justice for too long.
Call Number: FIC Mic
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 20, 2017
Peter Blauner, Ari Fliakos, narrator
Description: Nathaniel Dresden never really got along with his father, an infamous civil rights lawyer who defended criminals and spearheaded protest movements. As an act of rebellion, Natty joined the U.S. Army and served in Iraq, coming back with a chest full of commendations and a head full of disturbing memories. But when his father is found murdered near the peaceful confines of Brooklyn's Prospect Park, Natty is forced to deal with the troubled legacy of their unresolved relationship. He also has to fend off the growing suspicions of NYPD Detective Lourdes Robles, a brash Latina cop with something to prove, who thinks Natty might bear some responsibility for his father's death. Though truth be told, the list of people--cops and criminals--who wanted David Dresden out of the way is long. The search for answers leads Natty and Lourdes into an urban labyrinth where they must confront each other--and the brutal truths that could destroy them both.
Call Number: FIC Bla
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 14, 2017
Francesca Segal, Jayne Entwistle, narrator
Description: A wry, tender novel about an ordinary family facing extraordinary choices. Julia Alden has fallen deeply, unexpectedly in love. American obstetrician James is everything she didn't know she wanted--if only her teenage daughter, Gwen, didn't hate him so much. Uniting two households is never easy, but when Gwen turns for comfort to James's seventeen-year-old son, Nathan, the consequences will test her mother's loyalty and threaten all their fragile new happiness. This is a moving and powerful novel about the modern family: about starting over; about love, guilt, and generosity; about building something beautiful amid the mess and complexity of what came before. It is a story about standing by the ones we love, even while they make mistakes. We would give anything to make our children happy. But how much should they ask?
Call Number: FIC Seg
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 2, 2017
Michelle Gable, Cassandra Campbell, narrator
Description: Physician Bess Codman has returned to her family's Nantucket compound, Cliff House, for the first time in four years. Her great-grandparents built Cliff House almost a century before, but due to erosion, the once grand home will soon fall into the sea. Though she's purposefully avoided the island, Bess must now pack up the house and deal with her mother, a notorious town rabble-rouser, who refuses to leave. The Book of Summer unravels the power and secrets of Cliff House as told through the voices of Ruby Packard, a bright-eyed and idealistic newlywed on the eve of WWII, the home's definitive guestbook, and Bess herself. Bess's grandmother always said it was a house of women, and by the very last day of the very last summer at Cliff House, Bess will understand the truth of her grandmother's words in ways she never contemplated.
Call Number: FIC Gab
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 14, 2017
Jeff Shaara, Paul Michael
Description: June, 1950: the North Korean army, a formidable force backed by Soviet arms and training, invades South Korea, with the intent of uniting the country under Communist rule. In response, the United States mobilizes a force to defend the overmatched South Korean troops. But the US is no better equipped than their allies. The American and United nations troops are fighting for their lives against the most brutal weather conditions imaginable, and an enemy that outnumbers them more than six to one. This struggle, and how the Americans respond, form the core of this novel. The Frozen Hours tells the story of "Frozen Chosin" from multiple points of view: Oliver P. Smith, the commanding general of the American 1st Marine Division, who famously redefined defeat as "advancing in a different direction"; Marine Private Pete Riley, a World War II veteran who now faces the greatest fight of his life; and the Chinese commander Sung Shi-Lun, charged with destroying the Americans he has so completely surrounded, ever aware that above him, Chairman Mao Tse-Tung watches his every move.
Call Number: FIC Sha
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 22, 2017
Nina George, Elea Oberon, narrator
Description: Marianne is stuck in a loveless, unhappy marriage. After forty-one years, she has reached her limit, and one evening in Paris she decides to take action. Following a dramatic moment on the banks of the Seine, Marianne leaves her life behind and sets out for the coast of Brittany, also known as "the end of the world". Here she meets a cast of colorful and unforgettable locals who surprise her with their warm welcome, and the natural ease they all seem to have, taking pleasure in life's small moments. And, as the parts of herself she had long forgotten return to her in this new world, Marianne learns it's never too late to begin the search for what life should have been all along.
Call Number: FIC Geo
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 12, 2017
Daniel Mark Epstein, Scott Brick, narrator
Description: The dramatic story of Founding Father Ben Franklin, his illegitimate son William, and the tragedy of their conflict during the American Revolution.
Call Number: 973.3092 Eps
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 14, 2017
Jane Green
Description: Ronni Sunshine left London for Hollywood to become a beautiful, charismatic star of the silver screen. But at home, she was a narcissistic, disinterested mother who alienated her three daughters. As soon as possible, tomboy Nell fled her mother's overbearing presence to work on a farm and find her own way in the world as a single mother. The target of her mother's criticism, Meredith never felt good enough, thin enough, pretty enough. Her life took her to London--and into the arms of a man whom she may not even love. And Lizzy, the youngest, more like Ronni than any of them, seemed to have it easy, using her drive and ambition to build a culinary career to rival her mother's fame, while her marriage crumbled around her. But now the Sunshine sisters are together again, called home by Ronni, who has learned that she has a serious disease and needs her daughters to fulfill her final wishes. And though Nell, Meredith, and Lizzy have never been close, their mother's illness draws them together to confront the old jealousies and secret fears that have threatened to tear these sisters apart. As they face the loss of their mother, they will discover if blood might be thicker than water after all.
Call Number: FIC Gre
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 12, 2017
Courtney Maum, Kristen Sieh, narrator
Description: Sloane Jacobsen is the most powerful trend forecaster in the world, and global fashion, lifestyle, and tech companies pay to hear her opinions about the future. Her recent forecasts on the family are unwavering: the world is over-populated, and with unemployment, college costs, and food prices all on the rise, having children is an extravagant indulgence. So it's no surprise when the tech giant Mammoth hires Sloane to lead their groundbreaking annual conference, celebrating the voluntarily childless. But soon, Sloane begins to sense the undeniable signs of a movement against electronics that will see people embracing compassion, empathy, and in-personism again. She's struggling with the fact that her predictions are hopelessly out of sync with her employer's mission. Sloane is nevertheless convinced that her instincts are the right ones, and goes on a quest to defend real life human interaction, while finally allowing in the love and connectedness she's long been denying herself.
Call Number: FIC Mau
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 14, 2017
William H. McRaven
Description: When Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day in 2014, he took inspiration from the university's slogan, "What starts here changes the world," and shared the ten principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges in his training, Naval career, and throughout his life. Anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves--and the world--for the better. Building on the core tenets laid out in his speech, McRaven recounts tales from his own life and from those of people he encountered during his military service who dealt with hardship and made tough decisions with determination, compassion, honor, and courage. This timeless book provides simple wisdom, practical advice, and words of encouragement that will inspire readers to achieve more, even in life's darkest moments.
Call Number: 179.6 McR
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 12, 2017
Bruce S. Feiler
Description: The author of the best selling Walking the Bible, Bruce Feiler, traces the legacy of the most famous couple in history to answer the question: Are Adam and Eve merely the cause of sin, degradation, and mistrust between the sexes, or might they be a source of unity and resilience, and even perhaps inspiration for relationships?
Call Number: 222.11 Fei
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 2, 2017
Elisabeth Rosenthal, Nancy Linari, narrator
Description: It is well documented that our healthcare system has grave problems, but how, in only a matter of decades, did things get this bad? Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal doesn't just explain the symptoms; she diagnoses and treats the disease itself. Rosenthal spells out in clear and practical terms exactly how to decode medical doublespeak, avoid the pitfalls of the pharmaceuticals racket, and get the care you and your family deserve. She takes you inside the doctor-patient relationship, explaining step by step the workings of a profession sorely lacking transparency. This is about what we can do, as individual patients, both to navigate a byzantine system and also to demand far-reaching reform. Breaking down the monolithic business into its individual industries--the hospitals, doctors, insurance companies, drug manufacturers--that together constitute our healthcare system, Rosenthal tells the story of the history of American medicine as never before. The situation is far worse than we think, and it has become like that much more recently than we realize. Hospitals, which are managed by business executives, behave like predatory lenders, hounding patients and seizing their homes. Research charities are in bed with big pharmaceutical companies, which surreptitiously profit from the donations made by working people. Americans are dying from routine medical conditions when affordable and straightforward solutions exist. Dr. Rosenthal explains for the first time how various social and financial incentives have encouraged a disastrous and immoral system to spring up organically in a shockingly short span of time. The system is in tatters, but we can fight back. An American Sickness is the frontline defense against a healthcare system that no longer has our well-being at heart.
Call Number: 362.10973 Ros
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 14, 2017
Jack Barsky, Cindy Coloma, Stephen Bowlby narrator
Description: One decision can end everything ... or lead to unlikely redemption. Millions watched the CBS 60 Minutes special on Jack Barsky in 2015. Now, in this fascinating memoir, the Soviet KGB agent tells his story of gut-wrenching choices, appalling betrayals, his turbulent inner world, and the secret life he lived for years without getting caught.On October 8, 1978, a Canadian national by the name of William Dyson stepped off a plane at O'Hare International Airport and proceeded toward customs and immigration.Two days later, William Dyson ceased to exist.The identity was a KGB forgery, used to get one of their own--a young, ambitious East German agent--into the United States.The plan succeeded, and the spy's new identity was born: Jack Barsky. He would work undercover for the next decade, carrying out secret operations during the Cold War years--until a surprising shift in his allegiance challenged everything he thought he believed. Deep Undercover reveals the secret life of this man without a country and tells the story no one ever expected him to tell.
Call Number: 327.1247 Bar
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 12, 2017
Tim Bauerschmidt, Ramie Liddle, Christopher Grove, narrator, Nan McNamara, narrator
Description: When Miss Norma was diagnosed with uterine cancer at age the age of ninety, shortly after the death of her husband of nearly seven decades, she was advised to undergo surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. But instead of confining herself to a hospital bed for what could be her last stay, Norma rose to her full height of five feet and told her doctor, "I'm ninety years old. I'm hitting the road." Packing what she needed, Norma took off on an unforgettable cross-country journey with three professional nomads--her retired son Tim, his wife Ramie, and their Standard Poodle Ringo--in a thirty-six-foot RV. Driving Miss Norma is the charming, infectiously joyous chronicle of their experiences on the road: a transformative journey of living life on your own terms that shows us that it is never too late to begin an adventure, inspire hope, or become a trailblazer. As this once timid woman says "yes" to living in the face of death, she tries regional foods for the first time, zip-lines through a former stranger's yard, and even reaches for the clouds in a hot air balloon. With each passing mile (and one educational visit to a cannabis dispensary), Miss Norma's health improves and conversations that had once been taboo begin to unfold. Norma, Tim, and Ramie bond in ways they had never done before, and their definitions of home, family, and friendship expand. Stop by stop, state by state, they meet countless people from all walks of life--strangers who become fast friends and welcome them with kindness and open hearts.
Call Number: 306.9 Bau
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 22, 2017
Annie Jacobsen
Description: For more than forty years, the U.S. government, through various military and intelligence agencies, has invested millions in classified programs that study the role of mental telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition and other forms of extrasensory perception (ESP) as a means of intelligence collection for military and defense purposes. Annie Jacobsen tells the story of these programs, using interviews with the core group of individuals who ran these phenomena programs at the highest level of government.
Call Number: 355.3434 Jac
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 14, 2017
Stravridis, James, Marc Cashman, narrator
Description: From one of the greatest admirals of his generation, the former commander of NATO and the current head of the Fletcher School for Diplomacy, a tour d'horizon of the world's most strategically important bodies of water. Over 90% of the world's trade is conveyed by ship; the oceans are truly the planet's circulatory system, and the home of some of its most ominous geopolitical flashpoints. But few of us truly appreciate the importance of the world's seas, throughout history and in the present moment. One who does, profoundly, is Admiral Jim G. Stavridis, one of the most decorated naval officers of our time and the only admiral ever to be named commander of NATO. In Sea Power, Stavridis has distilled a phenomenal amount of knowledge and wisdom about the seas into a fascinating reckoning with their importance to the human story--and to America's vital national interests today. Stavridis puts us at the helm of a US Navy ship, navigating the geography of each body of water, so that we understand how its nature is in a real sense our destiny. And then he brings to bear stories both from his own career and from the long history--military, diplomatic and economic--of humanity's navigation of these waters. Sea Power is marvelous naval history, giving us fresh and exciting reckonings with the great naval engagements that shaped the destiny of nations, from the Athenians and the Persians to Lord Nelson against the French at Trafalgar; through to the cat and mouse game between U.S. and Soviet subs in the Cold War, and the current bellicosities in the South China Sea, perhaps the site of the world's next great naval battle. Stavridis also steps back to assess some of the plagues to our oceans that are best seen holistically, from piracy to pollution to global warming. When most people look at a map of the world, they see it as the outlines of its continents. When you read Sea Power, you'll never make that mistake again--you will instead be drawn first to the shapes of its great bodies of water, and their fateful consequences, for our history, for our present and for our future.
Call Number: 359.03 Str
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 12, 2017
Jonathan Allen, Amie Parnes, Kimberly Farr, narrator
Description: It was never supposed to be this close. And of course she was supposed to win. How Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to Donald Trump is the tragic story of a sure thing gone off the rails. For every Comey revelation or hindsight acknowledgment about the electorate, no explanation of defeat can begin with anything other than the core problem of Hillary's campaign; the candidate herself. Through deep access to insiders from the top to the bottom of the campaign, political writers Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes have reconstructed the key decisions and unseized opportunities, the well-intentioned misfires and the hidden thorns that turned a winnable contest into a devastating loss.
Call Number: 324.973 All
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 2, 2017
Cathryn Jakobson Ramin
Description: In her effort to manage her chronic back pain, investigative reporter Cathryn Jakobson Ramin spent years and a small fortune on a panoply of treatments. But her discomfort only intensified, leaving her feeling frustrated and perplexed. As she searched for better solutions, she exposed a much bigger problem. Costing roughly $100 billion a year, spine medicine--often ineffective and sometimes harmful --exemplified the worst aspects of the U.S. health care system. The result of six years of intensive investigation, Crooked offers a startling look at the poorly identified risks of spine medicine, and provides practical advice and solutions. Ramin interviewed scores of spine surgeons, pain management doctors, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, exercise physiologists, physical therapists, chiropractors, specialized bodywork practitioners. She met with many patients whose pain and desperation led them to make life-altering decisions, and with others who triumphed over their limitations. The result is a brilliant and comprehensive book that is not only important but essential to millions of back pain sufferers, and all types of health care professionals. Ramin shatters assumptions about surgery, chiropractic methods, physical therapy, spinal injections and painkillers, and addresses evidence-based rehabilitation options--showing, in detail, how to avoid therapeutic dead ends, while saving money, time, and considerable anguish. With Crooked, she reveals what it takes to outwit the back pain industry and get on the road to recovery.
Call Number: 617.564 Jak
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 22, 2017
Kenneth H. Blanchard, Claire Diaz-Ortiz, Dan Woren, narrator
Description: Bestselling author Ken Blanchard and former Twitter executive Claire Diaz-Ortiz join forces to explain why developing effective communication and relationships across generations can be a tremendous opportunity for companies and individuals alike.
Call Number: 658.3124 Bla
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 2, 2017
Yuval N. Harari, Derek Perkins, narrator
Description: Examines the civilized world's achievements in controlling famine, disease, and war while making provocative predictions about the evolutionary goals of the twenty-first century.
Call Number: 909.83 Har
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 12, 2017
Sherman Alexie
Description: When his mother passed away at the age of seventy-eight, Sherman Alexie responded the only way he knew how: he wrote. Featuring seventy-eight poems and seventy-eight essays, Alexie shares raw, angry, funny, profane, tender memories of a childhood few can imagine--growing up dirt-poor on an Indian reservation, one of four children raised by alcoholic parents. Throughout, a portrait emerges of his mother as a beautiful, mercurial, abusive, intelligent, complicated woman.
Call Number: B Ale
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 12, 2017
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180 Seconds : A Novel
Jessica Park, Arielle DeLisle, narrator
FIC Par
Make Your Bed : Little Things That Can Change Your Life ... And Maybe The World
William H. McRaven
179.6 McR
A House Among The Trees : A Novel
Julia Glass, Mary Stuart Masterson, narrator
FIC Gla
The First Love Story : Adam, Eve, And Us
Bruce S. Feiler
222.11 Fei
Edgar & Lucy : A Novel
Victor Lodato
FIC Lod
An American Sickness : How Healthcare Became Big Business And How You Can Take It Back
Elisabeth Rosenthal, Nancy Linari, narrator
362.10973 Ros
Eniac : [The Triumphs And Tragedies Of The World's First Computer]
Scott McCartney, Adams Morgan, narrator,
004.1 McC
Deep Undercover : My Secret Life & Tangled Allegiances As A KGB Spy In America
Jack Barsky, Cindy Coloma, Stephen Bowlby narrator
327.1247 Bar
High Stakes
Fern Michaels, Laural Merlington, narrator
FIC Mic
Driving Miss Norma : One Family's Journey Saying "Yes" To Living
Tim Bauerschmidt, Ramie Liddle, Christopher Grove, narrator, Nan McNamara, narrator
306.9 Bau
Proving Ground
Peter Blauner, Ari Fliakos, narrator
FIC Bla
Phenomena : The Secret History Of The U.S. Government's Investigations Into Extrasensory Perception And Psychokinesis
Annie Jacobsen
355.3434 Jac
The Awkward Age : A Novel
Francesca Segal, Jayne Entwistle, narrator
FIC Seg
Sea Power : The History And Geopolitics Of The World's Oceans
Stravridis, James, Marc Cashman, narrator
359.03 Str
The Book Of Summer : A Novel
Michelle Gable, Cassandra Campbell, narrator
FIC Gab
Shattered : Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign
Jonathan Allen, Amie Parnes, Kimberly Farr, narrator
324.973 All
The Frozen Hours : A Novel Of The Korean War
Jeff Shaara, Paul Michael
FIC Sha
Crooked : Outwitting The Back Pain Industry And Getting On The Road To Recovery
Cathryn Jakobson Ramin
617.564 Jak
The Little French Bistro : A Novel
Nina George, Elea Oberon, narrator
FIC Geo
One Minute Mentoring : How To Find And Work With A Mentor--And Why You'll Benefit From Being One
Kenneth H. Blanchard, Claire Diaz-Ortiz, Dan Woren, narrator
658.3124 Bla
The Loyal Son : The War In Ben Franklin's House
Daniel Mark Epstein, Scott Brick, narrator
973.3092 Eps
Homo Deus: A Brief History Of Tomorrow
Yuval N. Harari, Derek Perkins, narrator
909.83 Har
The Sunshine Sisters
Jane Green
FIC Gre
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me : A Memoir
Sherman Alexie
B Ale
Touch : A Novel
Courtney Maum, Kristen Sieh, narrator
FIC Mau