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David Grossman, Jessica Cohen, translator, Joe Barrett, narrator
Description: A stand-up comedian recalls some of his darkest moments and traumatic memories from childhood on stage in front of a live audience.
Call Number: FIC Gro
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 27, 2017
Omar El Akkad, Dion Graham, narrator
Description: Sarat Chestnut, born in Louisiana, is only six when the Second American Civil War breaks out in 2074. But even she knows that oil is outlawed, that Louisiana is half underwater, and that unmanned drones fill the sky. When her father is killed and her family is forced into Camp Patience for displaced persons, she begins to grow up shaped by her particular time and place. But not everyone at Camp Patience is who they claim to be. Eventually Sarat is befriended by a mysterious functionary, under whose influence she is turned into a deadly instrument of war. The decisions that she makes will have tremendous consequences not just for Sarat but for her family and her country, rippling through generations of strangers and kin alike.
Call Number: FIC El A
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 3, 2017
Claude McKay, Prentice Onayemi, narrator
Description: The unexpected discovery in 2009 of a completed manuscript of Claude McKay's final novel was celebrated as one of the most significant literary events in recent years. Building on the already extraordinary legacy of McKay's life and work, this colorful, dramatic novel centers on the efforts by Harlem intelligentsia to organize support for the liberation of fascist-controlled Ethiopia, a crucial but largely forgotten event in American history. At once a penetrating satire of political machinations in Depression-era Harlem and a far-reaching story of global intrigue and romance, Amiable with Big Teeth plunges into the concerns, anxieties, hopes, and dreams of African Americans at a moment of crisis for the soul of Harlem--and America.
Call Number: FIC McK
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 3, 2017
Michael F. Smith, Robin Bloodworth
Description: For eleven years the clock has been ticking for Russell Gaines as he sat in Parchman Penitentiary in the Mississippi Delta. His sentence is now up for manslaughter, and he believes his debt has been paid. But when he returns to his South Mississippi hometown, he faces blood-thirsty revenge. Larry and Walt, older brothers of the young man Russell killed so many years ago, have had the calendar marked. They greet Russell the instant he steps off the bus with hard fists and dire promises. On the same day that Russell comes back, a homeless woman named Maben and her young daughter trudge along the side of the interstate under the punishing summer sun. Desperate and exhausted, the pair spends their last dollar on a room for the night, a night that ends with Maben running down a desolate back road holding a pistol, and a dead deputy sprawled across the asphalt. When Russell later rides up on the scene with the loaded shotgun he's gotten for protection tucked behind the seat of his father's truck, the eyes of the law can't help but look toward him. Along these dark back roads, lives twisted with regret intersect with violent and vengeful consequences as the differences between right and strong shift like the southern sky. Desperation Road, written in powerful and lyrical prose, is a story of troubled souls bound by a secret that stretches over the years and across the land.
Call Number: FIC Smi
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 27, 2017
April Smith, Cady McClain, narrator
Description: Cal, Jo's father, was a World War II pilot and an attorney. Betsy, Jo's mother, was a worker's advocate. In 1950, they escaped the political hysteria of New York City, and relocated to a close-knit town in South Dakota. Cal became a cattleman, Betsy a nurse. Jo and her younger brother, Lance, were inseparable. A seat in the State Assembly became available and Cal jumped at the chance to serve the community that had taken them in. Life was full and rewarding. Things change when Cal runs for US Senate. His campaign threatens the local triumvirate of power that will do anything to stop him. The FBI investigates Betsy, and a youthful dalliance with the Communist Party surfaces to haunt the Kuseks and divide the town. Driven by fear and hate, the Kuseks' neighbors condemn them as enemies and spies. Their American Dream falls apart overnight and becomes an agonizing nightmare. And although they are vindicated in a successful libel lawsuit, the story doesn't end there: years later, Lance Kusek, his wife and son, are violently assaulted, and the mystery then unfolds as to who could have committed this coldblooded act. Is it the result of the events decades earlier? As her loved ones hover between life and death, Jo Kusek becomes our witness to one of the most brutal periods in American history.
Call Number: FIC Smi
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 3, 2017
Jennifer McVeigh, Katharine McEwan, narrator
Description: Set in Kenya against the fading backdrop of the British Empire, a story of self-discovery, betrayal, and an impossible love. After six years in England, Rachel has returned to Kenya and the farm where she spent her childhood, but the beloved home she'd longed for is much changed. Her father's new companion--a strange, intolerant woman--has taken over the household. The political climate in the country grows more unsettled by the day and is approaching the boiling point. And looming over them all is the threat of the Mau Mau, a secret society intent on uniting the native Kenyans and overthrowing the whites. As Rachel struggles to find her place in her home and her country, she initiates a covert relationship, one that will demand from her a gross act of betrayal. One man knows her secret, and he has made it clear how she can buy his silence. But she knows something of her own, something she has never told anyone. And her knowledge brings her power.
Call Number: FIC McV
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 11, 2017
Kim Stanley Robinson, Suzanne Toren, narrator, Robin Miles, narrator, Dan Green, narrator, Peter Ganim, narrator
Description: As the sea levels rose, every skyscraper in New York City became an island. In one apartment building in Madison Square there is the market trader, who finds opportunities where others find trouble. There is the detective, whose work will never disappear. There is the internet star, and the building's manager, and two boys who don't live there, but have no other home. And then there are the coders, temporary residents on the roof, whose disappearance triggers a sequence of events that threatens even the long-hidden foundations on which the city rests.
Call Number: FIC Rob
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 11, 2017
Gordon Korman, Ramon de Ocampo, narrator, Tarah Consoli, narrator, Kelly Jean Badgley, narrator, Maxwell Glick, narrator
Description: After a serious betrayal from one of their former friends, the clones of Project Osiris are on the run again. Now separated into pairs, Eli and Tori and Amber and Malik are fighting to survive in the real world. Amber and Malik track down the one person they think can help them prove the existence of Project Osiris, notorious mob boss Gus Alabaster, also known as Malik's DNA donor. But as Malik gets pulled into the criminal world--tantalized by hints of a real family--his actions put him and Amber into greater danger. Eli and Tori get sucked into even bigger conspiracies as they hunt down Project Osiris' most closely guarded secrets--who does Eli's DNA come from? With a surprising new ally and another cross-country adventure, the four will have to work together to overcome the worst parts of themselves if they are going to end Project Osiris once and for all.
Call Number: J FIC Kor
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 11, 2017
Derek B. Miller, Will Damron, narrator
Description: 1991. Near Checkpoint Zulu, one hundred miles from the Kuwaiti border, Thomas Benton meets Arwood Hobbes. Benton is a British journalist who reports from war zones in part to avoid his lackluster marriage and a daughter he loves but cannot connect with; Arwood is a midwestern American private who might be an insufferable ignoramus, or might be a genuine lunatic with a death wish-- it's hard to tell.
Call Number: FIC Mil
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 27, 2017
Chanelle Benz, Johanna Parker, narrator, Cassandra Campbell, narrator, Tristan Morris, narrator, Janina Edwards, narrator
Description: A brother and sister turn outlaw in a wild and brutal landscape. The daughter of a diplomat disappears and resurfaces across the world as a deadly woman of many names. A young Philadelphia boy struggles with the contradictions of privilege, violence, and the sway of an incarcerated father. A monk in sixteenth century England suffers the dissolution of his monastery and the loss of all that he held sacred.The characters in The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead, Benz's wildly imaginative debut, are as varied as any in recent literature, but they share a thirst for adventure which sends them rushing full-tilt toward the moral crossroads, becoming victims and perpetrators along the way. Riveting, visceral, and heartbreaking, Benz's stories of identity, abandonment, and fierce love come together in a daring, arresting vision.
Call Number: FIC Ben
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 27, 2017
Karen White, Carolyn Cook, narrator, Susan Larkin, narrator, Tiffany Morgan, narrator
Description: Recently divorced, Merilee Talbot Dunlap moves with her two children to the Atlanta suburb of Sweet Apple, Georgia. It's not her first time starting over, but her efforts at a new beginning aren't helped by an anonymous local blog that dishes about the scandalous events that caused her marriage to fail. Merilee finds some measure of peace in the cottage she is renting from town matriarch Sugar Prescott. Though stubborn and irascible, Sugar sees something of herself in Merilee--something that allows her to open up about her own colorful past. Sugar's stories give Merilee a different perspective on the town and its wealthy school moms in their tennis whites and shiny SUVs, and even on her new friendship with Heather Blackford. Merilee is charmed by the glamorous young mother's seemingly perfect life and finds herself drawn into Heather's world. In a town like Sweet Apple, where sins and secrets are as likely to be found behind the walls of gated mansions as in the dark woods surrounding Merilee's house, appearance is everything. But just how dangerous that deception can be will shock all three women ...
Call Number: FIC Whi
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 11, 2017
Hannah Tinti, Elizabeth Wiley, narrator
Description: After years spent living on the run, Samuel Hawley moves with his teenage daughter, Loo, to Olympus, Massachusetts. There, in his late wife's hometown, Hawley finds work as a fisherman, while Loo struggles to fit in at school and grows curious about her mother's mysterious death. Haunting them both are twelve scars Hawley carries on his body, from twelve bullets in his criminal past, a past that eventually spills over into his daughter's present, until together they must face a reckoning yet to come.
Call Number: FIC Tin
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 27, 2017
Jessica Shattuck, Cassandra Campbell, narrator
Description: Set at the end of World War II, in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society, a powerful and propulsive story of three widows whose lives and fates become intertwined.
Call Number: FIC Sha
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 27, 2017
Richard Kadrey, Oliver Wyman, narrator
Description: Master thief Coop and his DOPS teammates trigger unexpected chaos when they steal a not-quite-dead and very lovesick Egyptian mummy that wields terrifying magic.
Call Number: FIC Kad
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 27, 2017
Christopher Hayes
Description: America likes to tell itself that it inhabits a postracial world, yet nearly every empirical measure-- wealth, unemployment, incarceration, school segregation-- reveals that racial inequality has barely improved since 1968, when Richard Nixon became our first 'law and order' president." Hayes examines the surge in crime that began in the 1960s and peaked in the 1990s, and the unprecedented decline that followed. Drawing on close-hand reporting at flashpoints of racial conflict, as well as deeply personal experiences with policing, Hayes explores cultural touchstones, from the influential "broken windows" theory to the "squeegee men" of late-1980s Manhattan, to show how fear causes us to make dangerous and unfortunate choices, both in our society and at the personal level. With great empathy, he seeks to understand the challenges of policing communities haunted by the omnipresent threat of guns. Most important, he shows that a more democratic and sympathetic justice system already exists-- in a place we least suspect.
Call Number: 364.973 Hay
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 30, 2017
Patricia Daniels Cornwell, Mary Stuart Masterson, narrator
Description: Vain and charismatic, Walter Sickert made a name for himself as a painter in Victorian London. But the ghoulish nature of his art--as well as extensive evidence--points to another name, one that's left its bloody mark on the pages of history: Jack the Ripper. Cornwell has collected never-before-seen archival material--including a rare mortuary photo, personal correspondence, and a will with a mysterious autopsy clause--and applied cutting-edge forensic science to open an old crime to new scrutiny. Incorporating material from Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper--Case Closed, this new edition has been revised and expanded to include eight new chapters, detailed maps and hundreds of images that bring the sinister case to life.
Call Number: 364.1523 Cor
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 30, 2017
Shefali Tsabary
Description: Dr. Shefali teaches listeners how to control their expectations, embrace the present moment, and let go of the anxiety surrounding how best to parent their children.
Call Number: 306.874 Tsa
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 3, 2017
John Pomfret, Tom Perkins, narrator
Description: A narrative account of the relationship between the U.S. and China from the Revolutionary War to the present day. John Pomfret takes us deep into these two countries' shared history, and illuminates every major event, relationship, and ongoing development that has affected diplomacy between these two booming, influential nations. Pomfret takes the historical milestones of two of the world's most powerful nations and turns them into one fluid story, leaving us with an understanding of where these two nations stand in relation to one another, and the rest of the world.
Call Number: 327.73051 Pom
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 3, 2017
Timothy B. Tyson, Rhett S. Price, narrator
Description: In 1955, white men in the Mississippi Delta lynched a visiting fourteen-year-old from Chicago named Emmett Till. His murder was part of a wave of white terrorism in the wake of the 1954 Supreme Court decision that declared public school segregation unconstitutional. The national coalition organized to protest the Till lynching became the foundation of the modern civil rights movement. But what actually happened to Emmett Till? Not the icon of injustice, but the flesh-and-blood boy? Tyson draws on a wealth of new evidence--including the only interview ever given by Carolyn Bryant, the white woman in whose name Till was killed--to present a half-detective story, half political history. -- Adapted from publisher description.
Call Number: 364.134 Tys
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 27, 2017
Chris Whipple, Mark Bramhall, narrator
Description: The first in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at how the American presidency has hinged on the effectiveness of the White House chiefs of staff, and how their decisions have dictated the course of the country.
Call Number: 352.237 Whi
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 27, 2017
David J. Morris, Mike Chamberlain, narrator
Description: David J. Morris-a war correspondent, former Marine, and PTSD sufferer himself, has written the essential account of this illness. Through interviews with individuals living with PTSD, forays into the scientific, literary, and cultural history of the illness, and memoir, Morris crafts a moving work that will speak not only to those with the condition and to their loved ones, but also to all of us struggling to make sense of an anxious and uncertain time.
Call Number: 616.8521 Mor
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 3, 2017
Tom Verducci
Description: With inside access and reporting, Sports Illustrated senior baseball writer and Fox Sports analyst Tom Verducci reveals how Theo Epstein and Joe Maddon built, led, and inspired the Chicago Cubs team that broke the longest championship drought in sports, chronicling their epic journey to become World Series champions.
Call Number: 796.357 Ver
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 27, 2017
David G McCullough
Description: At a time of self-reflection in America following a bitter election campaign that has left the country divided, these speeches by David McCullough remind listeners who they are as a people and what they stand for, to help them find their way forward.
Call Number: 973 McC
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 27, 2017
Paul Strathern, Derek Perkins, narrator
Description: A dazzling history of the modest family that rose to become one of the most powerful in Europe. This is a remarkably modern story of power, money, and ambition. Against the background of an age that saw the rebirth of ancient and classical learning Paul Strathern explores the intensely dramatic rise and fall of the Medici family in Florence, as well as the Italian Renaissance which they did so much to sponsor and encourage. Interwoven into the narrative are the lives of many of the great Renaissance artists with whom the Medici had dealings, including Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Donatello, as well as scientists like Galileo and Pico della Mirandola.
Call Number: 945.51 Str
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 27, 2017
John A Farrell, Dan Woren, narrator
Description: Richard Nixon opens with young Navy lieutenant "Nick" Nixon returning from the Pacific and setting his cap at Congress, an idealistic dreamer seeking to build a better world. Yet amid the turns of that now legendary 1946 campaign, Nixon's finer attributes quickly gave way to unapologetic ruthlessness. Within four years of that first win, Nixon would be a U.S. senator; in six the vice president of the United States of America. Finally president, Nixon's staff was full of bright young men who devised forward-thinking reforms addressing health care, poverty, civil rights, and protection of the environment. It was a fine legacy, but Nixon cared little for it. He aspired to make his mark on the world stage instead, and his 1972 opening to China was the first great crack in the Cold War.Nixon had another legacy, too: an America divided and polarized. It was Nixon who launched the McCarthy era, who set South against North, and who spurred the Silent Majority to despise and distrust the country's elites. He persuaded Americans to gnaw, as he did, on grievances--and to look at one another as enemies. Finally, in August 1974, after two years of the mesmerizing intrigue and scandal known as Watergate, Nixon became the only president to resign in disgrace.
Call Number: B Nix
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 27, 2017
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A Horse Walks Into A Bar
David Grossman, Jessica Cohen, translator, Joe Barrett, narrator
FIC Gro
The Wrong Dead Guy
Richard Kadrey, Oliver Wyman, narrator
FIC Kad
American War : A Novel
Omar El Akkad, Dion Graham, narrator
FIC El A
A Colony In A Nation
Christopher Hayes
364.973 Hay
Amiable With Big Teeth : A Novel Of The Love Affair Between The Communists And The Poor Black Sheep Of Harlem
Claude McKay, Prentice Onayemi, narrator
FIC McK
Ripper : The Secret Life Of Walter Sickert
Patricia Daniels Cornwell, Mary Stuart Masterson, narrator
364.1523 Cor
Desperation Road
Michael F. Smith, Robin Bloodworth
FIC Smi
The Awakened Family : A Revolution In Parenting
Shefali Tsabary
306.874 Tsa
Home Sweet Home : A Novel
April Smith, Cady McClain, narrator
FIC Smi
The Beautiful Country And The Middle Kingdom : America And China, 1776 To The Present
John Pomfret, Tom Perkins, narrator
327.73051 Pom
Leopard At The Door
Jennifer McVeigh, Katharine McEwan, narrator
FIC McV
The Blood Of Emmett Till
Timothy B. Tyson, Rhett S. Price, narrator
364.134 Tys
New York 2140
Kim Stanley Robinson, Suzanne Toren, narrator, Robin Miles, narrator, Dan Green, narrator, Peter Ganim, narrator
FIC Rob
The Gatekeepers : How The White House Chiefs Of Staff Define Every Presidency
Chris Whipple, Mark Bramhall, narrator
352.237 Whi
Payback
Gordon Korman, Ramon de Ocampo, narrator, Tarah Consoli, narrator, Kelly Jean Badgley, narrator, Maxwell Glick, narrator
J FIC Kor
The Evil Hours : A Biography Of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
David J. Morris, Mike Chamberlain, narrator
616.8521 Mor
The Girl In Green : A Novel
Derek B. Miller, Will Damron, narrator
FIC Mil
The Cubs Way : The Zen Of Building The Best Team In Baseball And Breaking The Curse
Tom Verducci
796.357 Ver
The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead : Stories
Chanelle Benz, Johanna Parker, narrator, Cassandra Campbell, narrator, Tristan Morris, narrator, Janina Edwards, narrator
FIC Ben
The American Spirit : Who We Are And What We Stand For
David G McCullough
973 McC
The Night The Lights Went Out
Karen White, Carolyn Cook, narrator, Susan Larkin, narrator, Tiffany Morgan, narrator
FIC Whi
The Medici : Power, Money, And Ambition In The Italian Renaissance
Paul Strathern, Derek Perkins, narrator
945.51 Str
The Twelve Lives Of Samuel Hawley : A Novel
Hannah Tinti, Elizabeth Wiley, narrator
FIC Tin
Richard Nixon : The Life
John A Farrell, Dan Woren, narrator
B Nix
The Women In The Castle : A Novel
Jessica Shattuck, Cassandra Campbell, narrator
FIC Sha