Audiobooks

Printer Friendly Display

Newly arrived at the library


Lalita Tademy, Robin Miles, narrator
Description: Cane River is an isolated community that lies on a small river in central Louisiana. There in the early 19th century, slaves, free people of color, and Creole French planters lived and worked, loved and bore children. And there, 165 years later, Tademy discovers her amazing heritage. Beginning with her great-great-great-great grandmother, a slave owned by a Creole family, Tademy chronicles four generations of strong, determined black women. As she peels back layers of racial and cultural attitudes, Tademy paints a remarkable picture of rural Louisiana and the resilient spirit of one unforgettable family.
Call Number: FIC Tad
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2021
Chris Bohjalian, Grace Blewer, narrator
Description: Boston, 1662. Mary Deerfield is twenty-four-years-old. Her skin is porcelain, her eyes delft blue, and in England she might have had many suitors. But here in The New World, amid this community of saints, Mary is the second wife of Thomas Deerfield, a man as cruel as he is powerful. When Thomas, prone to drunken rage, drives a three-tined fork into the back of Mary's hand, she resolves that she must divorce him to save her life. But in a world where every neighbor is watching for signs of the devil, Mary soon finds herself the object of suspicion and rumor. When tainted objects are discovered buried in Mary's garden, when a boy she has treated with herbs and simples dies, and when their servant girl runs screaming in fright from her home, Mary must fight not only to escape her marriage, but also the gallows.
Call Number: FIC Boh
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 13, 2021
Kaitlyn Greenidge, Channie Waites, narrator
Description: Coming of age as a free-born Black girl in Reconstruction-era Brooklyn, Libertie Sampson was all too aware that her purposeful mother, a practicing physician, had a vision for their future together: Libertie would go to medical school and practice alongside her. But Libertie, drawn more to music than science, feels stifled by her mother's choices and is hungry for something else. When a young man from Haiti proposes to Libertie and promises she will be his equal on the island, she accepts, only to discover that she is still subordinate to him and all men. As she tries to parse what freedom actually means for a Black woman, Libertie struggles with where she might find it, for herself and for generations to come.
Call Number: FIC Gre
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 19, 2021
Gabriela Garcia, Frankie Corzo, narrator
Description: In present-day Miami, Jeanette is battling addiction. Daughter of Carmen, a Cuban immigrant, she is determined to learn more about her family history from her reticent mother and makes the snap decision to take in the daughter of a neighbor detained by ICE. Carmen, still wrestling with the trauma of displacement, must process her difficult relationship with her own mother while trying to raise a wayward Jeanette. Steadfast in her quest for understanding, Jeanette travels to Cuba to see her grandmother and reckon with secrets from the past destined to erupt.
Call Number: FIC Gar
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 14, 2021
Kim Todd, Maggi-Meg Reed, narrator
Description: In the late 1800s, publishing titans like Hearst and Pulitzer sought new ways to draw readers in. When Nellie Bly went undercover into Blackwell's Insane Asylum for Women and emerged with a scathing indictment, the resulting sensation created opportunity for a new wave of young, female writers. In a time of few jobs and rights for women, here was a path to excitement and fulfillment. Bold and unconventional, these writers changed journalism forever.
Call Number: 071.3082 Tod
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2021
S. Kirk Walsh, Charlotte McCurry, narrator
Description: In April 1941, as the German Blitzkrieg rained down 674 bombs on Belfast over five hours, zookeeper Hettie Quin fights to save an elephant, and the two must depend on each other for survival and solace.
Call Number: FIC Wal
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 29, 2021
Sally Hepworth, Barrie Kreinik, narrator
Description: Twin sisters who are polar opposites but who are harboring a deep, dark secret about their sociopathic mother must face the consequences of both her actions and their own when one tries to start a family.
Call Number: FIC Hep
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 9, 2021
Ann Shin, June Angela, narrator
Description: Jin and Suja fell in love at the university in Pyongyang. She was a young journalist from a prominent family, while he was from a small village of little means. Outside the school, North Korea has fallen under great political upheaval. When Jin returns home to find his family starving, he makes a rash decision that will haunt him for the rest of his life. Suja, meanwhile, has begun to feel the tenuousness of her privilege when she learns that Jin has disappeared. To find him, she sets out on a dangerous journey into a dark criminal underbelly.
Call Number: FIC Shi
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 14, 2021
Daniel Palmer, January LaVoy, narrator, Dan Bittner, narrator
Description: Grace never dreamt she'd visit her teenaged daughter Penny in the locked ward of a decaying state psychiatric hospital, charged with the murder of a stranger. There was not much question of her daughter's guilt. Police had her fingerprints on the murder weapon and the victim's blood on her body and clothes. But they didn't have a motive. Grace blames herself, because thats what mothers do, they look at their choices and wonder, what if? But hindsight offers little more than the chance for regret. None of this was conceivable the day Penny came into her life. Then, it seemed like a miracle. Penny was found abandoned, with a mysterious past, and it felt like fate brought Penny to her, and her husband Arthur. But as she grew, Penny's actions grew more disturbing, and different 'personalities' emerged. Arthur and Grace took Penny to different psychiatrists, many of whom believed she was putting on a show to help manage her trauma. But Grace didn't buy it. The personas were too real, too consistent. It had to be a severe multiple personality disorder. One determined psychiatrist, Dr. Mitch McHugh, helped discover someone new inside Penny, a young girl named Abigail. Is this the nameless girl who was abandoned in the park years ago? Mitch thinks Abigail is the key to Penny's past and to the murder. But as Grace and Mitch dig deeper, they uncover dark and shocking secrets that put all their lives in grave danger.
Call Number: FIC Pal
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 13, 2021
Jean Hanff Korelitz, Kirby Heyborne, narrator
Description: Jacob Finch Bonner was once a promising young novelist with a respectably published first book. Today, he's teaching in a third-rate MFA program and struggling to maintain what's left of his self-respect; he hasn't written-let alone published-anything decent in years. When Evan Parker, his most arrogant student, announces he doesn't need Jake's help because the plot of his book in progress is a sure thing, Jake is prepared to dismiss the boast as typical amateur narcissism. But then he hears the plot. Jake returns to the downward trajectory of his own career and braces himself for the supernova publication of Evan Parker's first novel: but it never comes. When he discovers that his former student has died, presumably without ever completing his book, Jake does what any self-respecting writer would do with a story like that-a story that absolutely needs to be told. In a few short years, all of Evan Parker's predictions have come true, but Jake is the author enjoying the wave. He is wealthy, famous, praised and read all over the world. But at the height of his glorious new life, an e-mail arrives, the first salvo in a terrifying, anonymous campaign: You are a thief, it says. As Jake struggles to understand his antagonist and hide the truth from his readers and his publishers, he begins to learn more about his late student, and what he discovers both amazes and terrifies him.
Call Number: FIC Kor
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 13, 2021
Sara Davis, Michael Brusasco, narrator
Description: N is employed at a prestigious California university, where he has distinguished himself as an aloof and somewhat eccentric presence. His meticulous, ordered life is violently disrupted by the death of his estranged father -- unanticipated and, as it increasingly seems to N, surrounded by murky circumstances. After a chance meeting with a young doctor, N begins to have vivid, almost hallucinatory daydreams about the year he spent in Ottawa, and a shameful episode from his past. As a shadowy group of fringe academics becomes preoccupied with a grim chapter in California's history, N's relations with his colleagues grow more and more hostile, and his ability to distinguish between delusion and reality begins to erode. Is he the author of his own investigation? Or is he the unwitting puppet of a larger conspiracy?
Call Number: FIC Dav
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 23, 2021
Terri Cole
Description: Learn how to assert and maintain healthy boundaries with the guidance of a renowned relationship expert.
Call Number: 155.33391 Col
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 30, 2021
Chris Gosden, Clark Peters, narrator
Description: Drawing on decades of research around the world--touching on the first known horoscope, a statue ordered into exile, and the mystical power of tattoos--Gosden shows what magic can offer us today, and how we might use it to rethink our relationship with the world.
Call Number: 133.43 Gos
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 13, 2021
Abigail Tucker, Samantha Desz, narrator
Description: Everyone knows how babies are made, but scientists are only just beginning to understand the making of a mother. Mom Genes reveals the hard science behind our tenderest maternal impulses, tackling questions such as whether a new mom's brain ever really bounces back, why mothers are destined to mimic their own moms (or not), and how maternal aggression makes females the world's most formidable creatures.
Call Number: 306.8743 Tuc
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 29, 2021
Annabelle Gurwitch
Description: Annabelle Gurwitch gives irreverent and empathetic voice to a generation hurtling into their next chapter with no safety net and proving that our no-frills new normal doesn't mean a deficit of humor. In these essays, Gurwitch embraces homesharing, welcoming a housing-insecure young couple and a bunny rabbit into her home. The mother of a college student in recovery who sheds the gender binary, she relearns to parent, one pronoun at a time. She wades into the dating pool with a reupholstered vagina and flunks the magic of tidying up. You're Leaving When? is for anybody who thought they had a semblance of security but wound up with a fragile economy and a blankie.
Call Number: 306.8743 Gur
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2021
Julie Lythcott-Haims
Description: Julie Lythcott-Haims offers a powerful and persuasive book for adult children of hovering parents--and for everyone who struggles to be a grown-up in these challenging times.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 305.24 Lyt
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2021
Andrew H. Knoll, Tom Parks, narrator
Description: Earth's story helps us to understand how the mountains, oceans, trees, and animals came to be, as well as gold, diamonds, coal, oil, and the very air we breathe. In so doing, it provides the context to understand how human activities are transforming the world in the twenty-first century. Knoll's essential and timely book is a recognition of how fleeting and fragile our present moment is.
Call Number: 525 Kno
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 29, 2021
Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Description: From beloved, award-winning poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil comes a debut work of nonfiction, a collection of essays about the natural world, and the way its inhabitants can teach, support, and inspire.
Call Number: 590 Nez
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 30, 2021
Alex Riley
Description: What is depression? Is it a persistent low mood or a complex range of symptoms? Is it a single diagnosis or a diversity of mental disorders requiring different treatments? Here, science writer Alex Riley explores these questions, digging into the long history of depression and chronicling the lives of psychiatrists and scientists who sought cures for their patients.
Call Number: 616.8527 Ril
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2021
Kate Washington, Siiri Scott, narrator
Description: This revealing look at caregiving shows how all-consuming it can be, how difficult it is to find support, and how social and literary narratives lock women into such roles.
Call Number: 649.8082 Was
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 16, 2021
Daniel James Brown, Louis Ozawa, narrator
Description: An unforgettable chronicle of war-time America and the battlefields of Europe. Based on Daniel James Brown's extensive interviews with the families of the protagonists as well as deep archival research, it portrays the kaleidoscopic journey of four Japanese-American families and their sons, who volunteered for 442nd Regimental Combat Team and were deployed to France, Germany, and Italy, where they were asked to do the near impossible.
Call Number: 940.5412 Bro
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 6, 2021
Dorothy Wickenden, Heather Alicia Simms, narrator, Anne Twomey, narrator, Gabra Zackman, narrator
Description: Harriet Tubman was one of the most important conductors on the underground railroad and hid the enslaved men, women, and children she rescued in the basements of Martha Wright and Frances Seward. Beginning two decades before the Civil War and ending two decades after, Wickenden brings this extraordinary period of our history to life through the richly detailed letters her characters wrote several times a week.
Call Number: 974.768 Wic
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 19, 2021
Judith Batalion, Mozhan Marnò, narrator
Description: Witnesses to the brutal murder of their families and neighbors, and the violent destruction of their communities, a cadre of Jewish women in Poland helped transform Jewish youth groups into resistance cells to fight the Nazis.
Call Number: 940.5318 Bat
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 14, 2021
Gwen Strauss, Juliet Stevenson, narrator
Description: The powerful, previously untold WWII story of nine female resistance fighters who banded together to survive the camps and ultimately escaped from a final death march across war-torn Germany.
Call Number: 940.5317 Str
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 6, 2021
George W. Bush
Description: In this collection of oil paintings and stories, President George W. Bush spotlights the inspiring journeys of America's immigrants and the contributions they make to the life and prosperity of our nation. What gets lost in debates about immigration policy are the stories of immigrants themselves, the people who are drawn to America by its promise of economic opportunity and political and religious freedom-and who strengthen our nation in countless ways. This book brings together forty-three full-color portraits of men and women who have immigrated to the United States, alongside stories of the unique ways all of them are pursuing the American Dream. Featuring men and women from thirty-five countries and nearly every region of the world, the book shows how hard work, strong values, dreams, and determination know no borders or boundaries and how immigrants embody values that are often viewed as distinctly American: optimism and gratitude, a willingness to strive and to risk, a deep sense of patriotism, and a spirit of self-reliance that runs deep in our immigrant heritage. President Bush captures their faces and stories in striking detail, bringing depth to our understanding of who immigrants are, the challenges they face on their paths to citizenship, and the lessons they can teach us about our country's character. Readers will gain a better appreciation for the humanity behind one of our most pressing policy issues and the countless ways in which America, through its tradition of welcoming newcomers, has been strengthened by those who have come here in search of a better life.
Call Number: 757.6 Bus
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 19, 2021
Subscribe to New Best Fun List: Audiobooks
Cane River
Lalita Tademy, Robin Miles, narrator
FIC Tad
Mom Genes : Inside The New Science Of Our Ancient Maternal Instinct
Abigail Tucker, Samantha Desz, narrator
306.8743 Tuc
Hour Of The Witch
Chris Bohjalian, Grace Blewer, narrator
FIC Boh
You're Leaving When? : Adventures In Downward Mobility
Annabelle Gurwitch
306.8743 Gur
Libertie : A Novel
Kaitlyn Greenidge, Channie Waites, narrator
FIC Gre
Your Turn : How To Be An Adult
Julie Lythcott-Haims
305.24 Lyt
Of Women And Salt : A Novel
Gabriela Garcia, Frankie Corzo, narrator
FIC Gar
A Brief History Of Earth : Four Billion Years In Eight Chapters
Andrew H. Knoll, Tom Parks, narrator
525 Kno
Sensational : The Hidden History Of America's "Girl Stunt Reporters"
Kim Todd, Maggi-Meg Reed, narrator
071.3082 Tod
World Of Wonders : In Praise Of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, And Other Astonishments
Aimee Nezhukumatathil
590 Nez
The Elephant Of Belfast : A Novel
S. Kirk Walsh, Charlotte McCurry, narrator
FIC Wal
A Cure For Darkness : The Story Of Depression And How We Treat It
Alex Riley
616.8527 Ril
The Good Sister : A Novel
Sally Hepworth, Barrie Kreinik, narrator
FIC Hep
Already Toast : Caregiving And Burnout In America
Kate Washington, Siiri Scott, narrator
649.8082 Was
The Last Exiles : A Novel
Ann Shin, June Angela, narrator
FIC Shi
Facing The Mountain : A True Story Of Japanese American Heroes In World War Ii
Daniel James Brown, Louis Ozawa, narrator
940.5412 Bro
The Perfect Daughter
Daniel Palmer, January LaVoy, narrator, Dan Bittner, narrator
FIC Pal
The Agitators : Three Friends Who Fought For Abolition And Women's Rights
Dorothy Wickenden, Heather Alicia Simms, narrator, Anne Twomey, narrator, Gabra Zackman, narrator
974.768 Wic
The Plot
Jean Hanff Korelitz, Kirby Heyborne, narrator
FIC Kor
The Light Of Days : The Untold Story Of Women Resistance Fighters In Hitler's Ghettos
Judith Batalion, Mozhan Marnò, narrator
940.5318 Bat
The Scapegoat : A Novel
Sara Davis, Michael Brusasco, narrator
FIC Dav
The Nine : The True Story Of A Band Of Women Who Survived The Worst Of Nazi Germany
Gwen Strauss, Juliet Stevenson, narrator
940.5317 Str
Boundary Boss : The Essential Guide To Talk True, Be Seen, And (Finally) Live Free
Terri Cole
155.33391 Col
Out Of Many, One : Portraits Of America's Immigrants
George W. Bush
757.6 Bus
Magic : A History : From Alchemy To Witchcraft, From The Ice Age To The Present
Chris Gosden, Clark Peters, narrator
133.43 Gos