New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Fiction

March 24, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Taking the Titanic : a heist to remember

March 23, 2017
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
New York : Hachette Audio, [2016]
3 audio discs (approximately 3 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Nicola Barbe and Evan Morton.
In container (16 cm.).
Compact discs.
Posing as newlyweds, two ruthless thieves board the Titanic to rob its well-heeled passengers. But an even more shocking plan is afoot--a sensational scheme that could alter the fate of the world's most famous ship.

Child of the river [sound recording] : [a novel]

March 23, 2017
Joubert, Irma, author.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, [2016]
12 audio discs (10 hr., 43 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Sarah Zimmerman.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Persomi's dreams are much bigger than the world of poverty and deprivation that surround her in the Bushveld of the 1940s and 1950s in South Africa. Persomi is young, white, and poor, born the middle child of illiterate sharecroppers on the prosperous Fourie farm. Persomi's world is extraordinarily small. She has never been to the local village and spends her days absorbed in the rhythms of the natural world around her.

The winter people

March 23, 2017
McMahon, Jennifer, 1968-
[New York] : Random House, Inc., [2014]
9 audio discs (630 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Cassandra Campbell and Kathe Mazur.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
West Hall, Vermont, has always been a town of strange disappearances and old legends. The most mysterious is that of Sara Harrison Shea, who, in 1908, was found dead in the field behind her house just months after the tragic death of her daughter, Gertie. Now, in present day, nineteen-year-old Ruthie lives in Sara's farmhouse with her mother, Alice, and her younger sister, Fawn. Alice has always insisted that they live off the grid, a decision that suddenly proves perilous when Ruthie wakes up one morning to find that Alice has vanished without a trace. Searching for clues, she is startled to find a copy of Sara Harrison Shea's diary hidden beneath the floorboards of her mother's bedroom. As Ruthie gets sucked deeper into the mystery of Sara's fate, she discovers that she's not the only person who's desperately looking for someone that they've lost. But she may be the only one who can stop history from repeating itself.

The Chilbury Ladies' Choir [sound recording] : a novel

March 22, 2017
Ryan, Jennifer (Jennifer L.)
©2017
10 audio discs (12 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Various readers.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
As England enters World War II's dark early days, spirited music professor Primrose Trent, recently arrived to the village of Chilbury, emboldens the women of the town to defy the Vicar's stuffy edict to shutter the church's choir in the absence of men and instead 'carry on singing.' Resurrecting themselves as 'The Chilbury Ladies' Choir,' the women of this small village soon use their joint song to lift up themselves, and the community, as the war tears through their lives.

In this grave hour : a Maisie Dobbs novel

March 20, 2017
Winspear, Jacqueline, 1955- author.
New York : Harper Audio, 2017.
9 audio discs (10 hr., 30 min.): CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Orlagh Cassidy.
Unabridged
Compact discs.
When listeners last heard Maisie Dobbs, it was 1938, and the world was on the brink of war. Maisie herself was on a dangerous mission inside Nazi Germany, where she encountered an old enemy and the Fuhrer himself. In In This Grave Hour, a year has passed, and Maisie is back home in England - yet neither she nor her nation is safe. Britain has just declared war on Germany and is mobilizing for the devastating battle ahead. But when she stumbles on the deaths of a group of refugees, Maisie suspects the enemy may be closer than anyone knows.

A million little things [sound recording]

March 17, 2017
Mallery, Susan, author.
℗2017
8 audio discs (10 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Tanya Eby.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
"Zoe Saldivar is more than just single--she's alone. She recently broke up with her longtime boyfriend, she works from home and her best friend Jen is so obsessed with her baby that she has practically abandoned their friendship. The day Zoe accidentally traps herself in her attic with her hungry-looking cat, she realizes that it's up to her to stop living in isolation. Her seemingly empty life takes a sudden turn for the complicated--her first new friend is Jen's widowed mom, Pam. The only guy to give her butterflies in a very long time is Jen's brother. And meanwhile, Pam is being very deliberately seduced by Zoe's own smooth-as-tequila father. Pam's flustered, Jen's annoyed and Zoe is beginning to think 'alone' doesn't sound so bad, after all"--Container.

Most dangerous place [sound recording]

March 17, 2017
Grippando, James, 1958- author.
℗2017
10 audio discs (12 1/4 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Performed by Jonathan Davis.
Unabridged
"Inspired by an actual case"--Container.
Jack Swyteck must separate fact from fiction when he agrees to defend Isabelle Bornelli--wife of Jack's high school friend Keith Ingraham--when she is arrested for conspiring to murder the man who raped her in college.

The orphan's tale [sound recording]

March 17, 2017
Jenoff, Pam, author.
[Don Mills, Ontario] : Harlequin Audio, [2017]
10 audio discs (13 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jennifer Wydra and Kyla Garcia.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Sixteen-year-old Noa has been cast out in disgrace after becoming pregnant by a Nazi soldier and being forced to give up her baby. She lives above a small rail station, which she cleans in order to earn her keep. When Noa discovers a boxcar containing dozens of Jewish infants bound for a concentration camp, she is reminded of the child that was taken from her. And in a moment that will change the course of her life, she snatches one of the babies and flees into the snowy night. Noa finds refuge with a German circus, but she must learn the flying trapeze act so she can blend in undetected, spurning the resentment of the lead aerialist, Astrid. At first rivals, Noa and Astrid soon forge a powerful bond. But as the facade that protects them proves increasingly tenuous, Noa and Astrid must decide whether their friendship is enough to save one another--or if the secrets that burn between them will destroy everything.

Racing the Devil [sound recording]

March 17, 2017
Todd, Charles, author.
℗2017
9 audio discs (11 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Simon Prebble.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
On the eve of the bloody Battle of the Somme, a group of English officers having a last drink before returning to the Front make a promise to each other: if they survive the battle ahead--and make it through the war--they will meet in Paris a year after the fighting ends. They will celebrate their good fortune by racing motorcars they beg, borrow, or own from Paris to Nice.In November 1919, the officers all meet as planned, and though their motorcars are not designed for racing, they set out for Nice. But a serious mishap mars the reunion. In the mountains just north of their destination, two vehicles are nearly run off the road, and one man is badly injured. No one knows--or will admit to knowing--which driver was at the wheel of the rogue motorcar.Back in England one year later, during a heavy rainstorm, a driver loses control on a twisting road and is killed in the crash. Was it an accident due to the hazardous conditions? Or premeditated murder? Is the crash connected in some way to the unfortunate events in the mountains above Nice the year before? The dead driver wasn't in France--although the motorcar he drove was. If it was foul play, was it a case of mistaken identity? Or was the dead man the intended victim after all?Investigating this perplexing case, Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge discovers that the truth is elusive--and that the villages on the South Downs, where the accident happened, are adept at keeping secrets, frustrating his search. Determined to remain in the shadows this faceless killer is willing to strike again to stop Rutledge from finding him. This time, the victim he chooses is a child, and it will take all of Rutledge's skill to stop him before an innocent young life is sacrificed.

No safe house

March 17, 2017
Barclay, Linwood.|4aut
©2014
10 audio discs (12 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Brian O'Neill and Graham Winton.
Title from disc surface.
Compact discs.
A family's troubled past is about to return in more ways than one. And this time, they may not be able to escape.

Man overboard

March 16, 2017
Jance, Judith A., author.
[New York] : Audioworks/Simon & Schuster Audio, 2017.
9 audio discs (10 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Karen Ziemba.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Roger McGeary, a brilliant software engineer, has gifted himself with an upscale cruise in honor of his fortieth birthday. When he falls to his death from the balcony of his stateroom suite, the incident is quickly declared a suicide. Only his maiden aunt, a tough-as-nails woman who runs a race horse refuge refuses to take 'case closed' for an answer and turns to Ali Reynolds to look into the situation.

The Hollywood daughter : a novel

March 16, 2017
Alcott, Kate, author.
℗2017
8 audio discs (10 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Erin Spencer.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
A Hollywood coming-of-age novel in which Ingrid Bergman's affair with Roberto Rossellini forces her biggest fan to reconsider everything she was raised to believe.

In the name of the family

March 14, 2017
Dunant, Sarah.
New York : Random House Audio, [2017]
12 audio discs (14 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Nicholas Boulton.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Renowned for her bright and disciplined way with Renaissance Italy, New York Times best-selling novelist Dunant again visits the Borgias, to whom she recently paid court in Blood and Beauty. As Cesare ruthlessly seeks to unite all of Italy's city-states under Borgia control, Florence counters by sending one Niccolo Machiavelli to Rome as envoy and Lucrezia learns the family business of big-stakes political maneuvering.

The Cutthroat [sound recording]

March 13, 2017
Cussler, Clive, author.
[New York] : Penguin Audio, [2017]
8 audio discs (9 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Scott Brick.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Isaac Bell may be on the hunt for the greatest monster of all time in the newest action-adventure novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling authorThe year is 1911. Chief Investigator Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Detective Agency has had many extraordinary cases before. But none quite like this. Hired to find a young woman named Anna Pape who ran away from home to become an actress, Bell gets a shock when her murdered body turns up instead. Vowing to bring the killer to justice, he begins a manhunt which leads him into increasingly more alarming territory. Anna Pape was not alone in her fate--petite young blond women like Anna are being murdered in cities across America. And the pattern goes beyond the physical resemblance of the victims--there are disturbing familiarities about the killings themselves that send a chill through even a man as experienced with evil as Bell. If he is right about his fears, then he is on the trail of one of the greatest monsters of his time.

Dangerous games

March 13, 2017
Steel, Danielle.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, ℗2017.
6 audio discs (7.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Alexander Cendese.
Title from label.
Compact disc.
A TV journalist and ex-Navy SEAL delve deep under the surface of political influence and power to uncover the corruption that lies beneath.

Forever a hero

March 13, 2017
Miller, Linda Lael, author.
℗2017
10 audio discs (12.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Jack Garrett.
Title from disc label.
Mace Carson doesn't consider himself a hero. Back in college, he came upon a woman in trouble and intervened - but he was just one irate Wyoming cowboy with his boots planted firmly on the side of right. Now a successful vintner, Mace is shocked to be reunited with the woman he saved. But it turns out she's in Wyoming on business... a corporate executive representing the company that wants to buy his winery. Only, he's not selling. Kelly Wright has never forgotten that horrible night ten years ago when Mace came to her rescue, has never forgotten him. The surprising success of a winery in the middle of ranch country has brought her to Mustang Creek, and she's secretly thrilled to discover Mace at the helm. Reluctant to mix business with pleasure, Kelly vows to keep things professional, until her attacker is released from prison and comes for vengeance... against both of them.

A dog's purpose

March 7, 2017
Cameron, W. Bruce, author.
℗2017
7 audio discs (8.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by William Dufris.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
After a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey is surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden-haired puppy. Bailey's search for his new life's meaning leads him into the loving arms of eight-year-old Ethan. During their countless adventures, Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog. But this life as a beloved family pet is not the end of Bailey's journey. Reborn as a puppy yet again, Bailey wonders, will he ever find his purpose?

The Bertie project

March 7, 2017
McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-
Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books, p2017. ℗2017
8 audio discs (9.5 hr.) : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Robert Ian MacKenzie.
The newest installment of Alexander McCall Smith's perennially popular and irresistibly charming 44 Scotland Street series. Bertie's respite from his overbearing mother, Irene, is over. She has returned home from the Middle East, only to discover that her son has been exposed to the worst of evils: cartoons, movies, and even carbonated beverages. But the one who should be most concerned is her unfortunate husband, Stuart, upon whom her wrath is about to descend. Meanwhile, Bruce has fallen in love with someone other than himself; Big Lou wants to adopt her beloved Finlay; Matthew and Elspeth host the Duke of Johannesburg for supper; and Bertie decides he wants to move away from Scotland Street altogether and live with his grandmother, Nicola. Will Irene and Stuart's marriage survive? Will Bruce's newfound love last? And can Bertie really be leaving home? With wit, warmth, and humor, Alexander McCall Smith explores these matters of the heart and more with the colorful cast of characters from 44 Scotland Street.

Death of a ghost

March 6, 2017
Beaton, M. C., author.
New York, NY : Hachette Audio, [2017]
5 audio discs (approximately 5.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by Graeme Malcolm.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
When Police Sergeant Hamish Macbeth hears reports of a haunted castle near Drim, he assumes the eerie noises and lights reported by the villagers are just local teenagers going there to smoke pot or, worse, inject themselves with drugs. Still, Hamish decides that he and his policeman, Charlie "Clumsy" Carson, will spend the night at the ruined castle to get to the bottom of the rumors once and for all. There's no sign of any ghost...but then Charlie disappears through the floor. It turns out he's fallen into the cellar. And what Hamish and Charlie find there is worse than a ghost: a dead body propped against the wall. Waiting for help to arrive, Hamish and Charlie leave the castle just for a moment--to eat bacon baps--but when they return, the body is nowhere to be seen. It's clear something strange--and deadly--is going on at the castle, and Hamish must get to the bottom of it before the "ghost" can strike again.

Bone box

March 6, 2017
Kellerman, Faye.
[New York] : Harper Audio, [2017]
11 audio discs (12.75 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Richard Ferrone.
Title from disc label.
"A Decker/Lazarus novel"--Container.
Rina Lazarus makes a shocking discovery in the woods of her upstate New York community that leads her husband, police detective Peter Decker, through a series of gruesome, decades old, unsolved murders, pointing to a diabolical, serial killer who's been hiding in plain sight.

Wait for dark

March 6, 2017
Hooper, Kay, author.
[Grand Haven, Michigan] : Brilliance Audio, Inc., [2017]
8 audio discs (9 hr., 7 mins.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Joyce Bean.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
"In Clarity, North Carolina, the residents have fallen victim to an unfortunate series of events. Seemingly random accidents have taken the lives of several citizens in the small mountain town. But these deadly coincidences are anything but. Something is on the hunt in Clarity, and the only clue as to what is a cryptic note given to the victims 24 hours before they meet their ends. Sheriff Mal Gordon knows how to handle his town, but he has no idea how to handle this. Hollis Templeton and her team from the Special Crimes Unit, including her partner and lover, telepath Reese DeMarco, are called in to investigate. But while the SCU has prepared them for the unknown, the incredible evil stalking Clarity shakes the team to their core when one of their own is targeted. Now Hollis, the cat with nine lives finds herself facing death again."--Provided by publisher.

The shut-in

March 6, 2017
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
[New York] : Hachette Audio, [2017]
3 audio discs (approximately 3 hours) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kevin T. Collins and Caitlin Greer.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
"Confined to a studio apartment, Tricia Celano watches the outside world through a flying drone. But when her high-tech toy records a vicious murder, she's determined to track down the killer--a killer who knows she's being watched."--Provided by publisher.

The devil's triangle

March 6, 2017
Coulter, Catherine, author.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, [2017]
10 audio discs (12.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Renee Raudman and MacLeod Andrews.
Compact discs.
Special agents Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine have started their new roles as heads of the Covert Eyes--a top-notch, handpicked team of agents to tackle crimes and criminals both international and deadly--but will their first case be their last, when the enigmatic and dangerous thief known as The Fox reappears? Kitsune has stolen an incredible artifact from the Topkapi Museum in Istanbul, and now the client wants her dead. She has a warning for Nick and Mike: she's overheard talk that the devastating Gobi desert sandstorm that killed thousands in Beijing wasn't a natural phenomenon, but a man-made one. The Covert Eyes team heads to Venice, Italy, to pick up The Fox and find out the truth.

The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane

March 6, 2017
See, Lisa.
New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2017.
12 audio discs (ca. 14 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Ruthie Ann Miles.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. There is ritual and routine, and it has been ever thus for generations. Then one day a jeep appears at the village gate, the first automobile any of them have seen, and a stranger arrives. Li-yan, one of the few educated girls on her mountain, translates for the stranger and is among the first to reject the rules that have shaped her existence. When she has a baby outside of wedlock, rather than stand by tradition, she wraps her daughter in a blanket, with a tea cake hidden in her swaddling, and abandons her in the nearest city.

Return to Tradd Street [sound recording]

March 6, 2017
White, Karen (Karen S.)
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, ℗2014.
10 audio discs (11 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Aimée Bruneau.
Title from disc label.
"With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container.
Realtor and psychic Melanie Middleton is facing single motherhood in a haunted house she refuses to admit she loves, but it seems her pregnancy has awakened some malevolent feelings in at least one of the ghosts who shares her home.

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