New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Fiction

October 24, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Gray Mountain [sound recording]

October 23, 2014
Grisham, John.
[New York] : Random House Audio, 2014.
12 sound discs (15 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Catherine Taber.
Title from disc labels.
Compact disc.
Samantha Kofer was a third-year associate at Scully & Pershing, New York City's largest law firm. Two weeks after Lehman Brothers collapsed, she lost her job, her security, and her future. A week later she was working as an unpaid intern in a legal aid clinic deep in small-town Appalachia. There, for the first time in her career, she was confronted with real clients with real problems. She also stumbled across secrets that should have remained buried deep in the mountains forever.

Prince Lestat [sound recording]

October 23, 2014
Rice, Anne, 1941-
Westminster, MD : Books on Tape, [2014]
15 sound discs (19 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Simon Vance.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
"The novel opens with the Vampire world in crisis...vampires have been proliferating out of control; burnings have commenced all over the world, huge massacres similar to those carried out by Akasha in The Queen of the Damned... Old vampires, roused from slumber in the earth are doing the bidding of a Voice commanding that they indiscriminately burn vampire-mavericks in cities from Paris and Mumbai to Hong Kong, Kyoto and San Francisco. As the novel moves from present day New York and the West Coast to Ancient Egypt, fourth century Carthage, 14th century Rome, the Venice of the Renaissance, the worlds and beings of all the Vampire Chronicles--from Louis de Pointe du Lac, the eternally young Armand whose face is that of a Boticelli angel; Mekare and Maharet, Pandora and Flavius; David Talbot, vampire and ultimate fixer from the Secret Talamasca, and Marius, the true child of the Millennia; along with all the other new seductive, supernatural creatures--come together in this large, luxuriant, fiercely ambitious novel to ultimately rise up and seek out who--or what--The Voice is, and to discover the secret of what it desires and why... And, at the book's center, the seemingly absent, curiously missing hero-wanderer, the dazzling, dangerous rebel-outlaw--the great "hope" of the Undead, the dazzling Prince Lestat.."-- Provided by publisher.

Telling the bees [sound recording]

October 23, 2014
Hesketh, Peggy.
[Old Saybrook, CT] : Tantor Media, 2013.
8 sound discs (9 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Norman Dietz.
Title from disc labels.
"A novel"--Container.
Albert Honig's most constant companions have always been his bees. A never-married octogenarian, he makes a modest living as a beekeeper, as his father and his father's father did before him. Deeply acquainted with the workings of the hives, Albert is less versed in the ways of people, especially his friend Claire, whose presence and absence in his life have never been reconciled.

Whistling past the graveyard [sound recording]

October 23, 2014
Crandall, Susan.
Holland, OH : Dreamscape Media, p2013.
9 sound discs (ca. 11 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Amy Rubinate.
Title from disc labels.
"A novel"--Container.
In the summer of 1963, nine-year-old spitfire Starla Claudelle runs away from her strict grandmother's home. Mamie is the nearest thing to family Starla has. After being put on restriction yet again for her sassy mouth, Starla is caught sneaking out. She fears Mamie will make good on her threat to send Starla to reform school, so Starla walks to the outskirts of town, and just keeps walking.

Eye for an eye [sound recording]

October 20, 2014
Coes, Ben.
New York, NY : Macmillan Audio, p2013.
11 sound discs (13.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Reading by Peter Hermann of the 2013 book.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
When assassins kill the person he loves most in the world, Dewey Andreas will risk everything and fight anyone, no matter the cost, for revenge. Dewey Andreas has been instrumental in stopping a series of deadly terrorist attacks, which hasn't gone unnoticed in the darkened corners around the world.

Deadline [sound recording]

October 17, 2014
Sandford, John, 1944 February 23- author.
[New York] : Penguin Audio, [2014]
8 sound discs (9 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Eric Conger.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
In Southeast Minnesota, a school board meeting is coming to an end. The board chairman announces that the rest of the meeting will be closed, due to personnel issues. The proposal up for a vote before them is whether to authorize the killing of a local reporter. The vote is favorable. Meanwhile, Virgil Flowers is helping out a friend, when he gets a call from Lucas Davenport. A murdered body has been found, and the victim is a local reporter.

Shopaholic to the stars [sound recording]

October 17, 2014
Kinsella, Sophie.
[New York] : Random House Audio, [2014]
10 sound discs (12 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Clare Corbett.
Title from disc labels.
"A novel"--Container.
Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) has stars in her eyes. She and her daughter, Minnie, have joined husband Luke in LA. Luke is there to help manage the career of famous actress Sage Seymour, and Becky is convinced she is destined to be Sage's personal stylist, and to every A-list celebrity in Hollywood! Things become complicated when Becky joins the team of Sage's archrival. How will charming and supportive Luke deal with this conflict? Will what Becky wants most end up hurting those she loves most?

Winter Street [sound recording]

October 17, 2014
Hilderbrand, Elin.
[New York] : Hachette Audio, 2014.
6 sound discs (7 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Erin Bennett.
Title from disc labels.
"A novel"--Container.
Colin Quinn owns a Bed and Breakfast on Nantucket and is a proud father of four. As Christmas approaches, Conor and his wife Mitzi anticipate a wonderful family reunion. But when Bart, the golden child announces that he has joined the Marines and is leaving for Afghanistan two days before Christmas, Mitzi is so distressed that she confesses to having an affair with a long-time guest at the Inn. As more secrets unravel and chaos ensues, it's up to their daughter Ava to piece together the holiday.

Blood magick

October 17, 2014
Roberts, Nora, author.
[Grand Haven, Michigan : Brilliance Audio, 2014]
10 audio discs (ca. 12 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Susan Ericksen.
Duration: 11:57:00.
Compact discs.
"County Mayo is rich in the traditions of Ireland, legends that Branna O'Dwyer fully embraces in her life and in her work as the proprietor of The Dark Witch shop, which carries soaps, lotions, and candles for tourists, made with Branna's special touch. Branna's strength and selflessness hold together a close circle of friends and family--along with their horses and hawks and her beloved hound. But there's a single missing link in the chain of her life: love... She had it once--for a moment--with Finbar Burke, but a shared future is forbidden by history and blood. Which is why Fin has spent his life traveling the world to fill the abyss left in him by Branna, focusing on work rather than passion. Branna and Fin's relationship offers them both comfort and torment. And though they succumb to the heat between them, there can be no promises for tomorrow. A storm of shadows threatens everything that their circle holds dear. It will be Fin's power, loyalty, and heart that will make all the difference in an age-old battle between the bonds that hold their friends together and the evil that has haunted their families for centuries"-- Provided by publisher.

Pegasus

October 17, 2014
Steel, Danielle.
Grand Haven, Michigan : Brilliance Audio, [2014]
9 audio discs (10 hr., 45 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Malcolm Hillgartner.
Title from disc labels.
"A novel"--Container.
"Late 1930's Germany: Best friends Alex von Hemmerle and Nicolas von Bingen, titled childhood friends with neighboring estates, are witnessing the rise of Nazism when Nick's father reveals the long-buried secret of his son's partial Jewish ancestry. Warned by highly placed friends to flee, the only treasures Nick and his sons can take are two dazzling Lipizzaner horses, gifts from Alex. These powerful and majestic creatures become their ticket to a new life waiting across the ocean-one in which a job has been promised to Nick with the famous Ringling Brothers Circus. While Alex and his daughter face escalating danger in war torn Europe, Nick struggles to adjust to life in the circus...until a graceful young high wire walker manages to steal his heart. Spanning multiple generations and continents, this is a rich, involving story of transformation, perseverance, fate, love, and loss, tied together by two families who were never meant to stay apart and the magnificent stallion that will link them forever" -- from publisher's web site.

Paris Match [sound recording] : a Stone Barrington novel

October 17, 2014
Woods, Stuart.
New York, NY : Penguin Audio, 2014.
6 sound discs (7 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Reading by Tony Roberts of the 2014 book.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
When some business arrangements demand his personal attention, Stone Barrington jaunts off to Europe and immediately finds himself embroiled in trouble on both sides of the pond. In Paris, an old enemy is still in hot pursuit, and this time he may have a valuable local resource on his side; a powerful man with his own ax to grind against Stone. And back in the States, the churning rumor mill threatens to derail a project of vital importance not just to Stone but to the entire nation.

Raging heat [sound recording]

October 17, 2014
Castle, Richard.
[New York] : Hachette Audio, [2014]
9 sound discs (11 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Robert Petkoff.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
An illegal immigrant falls from the sky and NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat's investigation into his death quickly captures the imagination of her boyfriend, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jameson Rook. When he decides to work the case with Heat as his next big story, Nikki is at first happy to have him ride along. But when Rook's inquiry concludes that Detective Heat has arrested the wrong man for the murder, everything changes.

An Italian wife

October 17, 2014
Hood, Ann, 1956- author.
℗2014
7 audio discs (9 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Cassandra Campbell.
Title from disc labels.
"Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container.
An Italian Wife opens in turn-of-the-century Italy, when young Josephine Rimaldi is forced to follow her new husband to America in an arranged marriage and finds herself in a strange country with a man she doesn't know or love. Bound by tradition, she gives birth to seven children; the last, conceived in a passionate affair, Josephine must give up for adoption. Josephine spends the rest of her life searching for this child, keeping her secret even as her other children, whose stories unfold in surprising ways, go off to war, get married, and make their own mistakes: Her son suffers in World War I. Her daughter struggles to assimilate in the new world of the 1950s American suburbs. And her granddaughters experiment with the sex, drugs, and rock and roll of the 1970s. Poignant, sensual, and deeply felt, An Italian Wife is a sweeping and evocative portrait of a family bound by love and heartbreak.

2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas [sound recording] : a novel

October 17, 2014
Bertino, Marie-Helene.
[New York] : Random House Audio, [2014]
6 sound discs (7 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Angela Goethals.
Title from disc labels.
"A novel"--Container.
Three lost souls search for love, music and hope on the snow-covered streets of Philadelphia, they discover the possibility that their lives could change in one magical moment.

Small blessings [sound recording]

October 17, 2014
Woodroof, Martha, 1947-
[New York] : Macmillan Audio, [2014]
10 sound discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Lorelei King.
Title from disc labels.
"A novel"--Container.
Tom Putnam is everyone's idea of a nice man. A tenured professor at a small, southern woman's college, he's both professionally stuck and hopelessly married. Rose Callahan has never stayed anywhere long enough to have what she considers a truly permanent mailing address. When Rose is hired to work at the college's bookstore, it indirectly upsets the precarious balance of Tom's life; as well as the lives of a constellation of flawed and endearing college characters.

The hypnotist's love story [sound recording]

October 17, 2014
Moriarty, Liane.
New York : Penguin Audio ; Prince Frederick, MD : Distributed by Recorded Books, p2012.
11 sound discs (13 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Tamara Lovatt-Smith.
Title from disc labels.
"A novel"--Container.
Ellen O'Farrell is a professional hypnotherapist who works out of the eccentric beachfront home she inherited from her grandparents. It's a nice life, except for her tumultuous relationship history. She's stoic about it, but at this point, Ellen wouldn't mind a lasting one. When she meets Patrick, she's optimistic. He's attractive, single, employed, and best of all, he seems to like her back. The comes the dreaded moment: He thinks they should have a talk. It turns out that Patrick's ex-girlfriend is stalking him, and Ellen is intrigued by the woman's motives. She wants to meet her, but doesn't know that she already has.

Visions [sound recording] : a Cainsville novel

October 16, 2014
Armstrong, Kelley.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2014], p2014.
13 sound discs (15 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Mozhan Marno and Carine Montbertrand.
Title from container.
"With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container.
Estranged from Gabriel when his past comes to light, Olivia Taylor-Jones receives a sinister warning in the form of a murder victim dressed to look like her and struggles to learn the truth about the victim, the role of her new home, and her susceptibility to old enemies.

An island Christmas [sound recording]

October 16, 2014
Thayer, Nancy, 1943-
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, 2014.
4 sound discs (4 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Tanya Eby.
Title from disc labels.
"A novel"--Container.
As the calendar counts down to Christmas, Felicia heads to Nantucket to marry the love of her life, Archie. Happier hiking in shorts than tending to hearth and home like her more traditional sister Lauren, Felicia has only agreed to a lavish winter wedding to make her mother Jilly happy. Just when it seems like this family is fated to wake up on Christmas morning to stockings full of coal, a holiday surprise brings them together for a very merry celebration.

Dick Francis's Damage [sound recording]

October 13, 2014
Francis, Felix.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2014.
8 sound discs (10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Michael Neilson.
Title from disc labels.
"With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container.
Undercover investigator Jeff Hinkley is assigned by the British Horseracing Authority to look into the activities of a suspicious racehorse trainer, but as he's tailing his quarry through the Cheltenham Racing Festival, the last thing he expects to witness is a gruesome murder. Could it have something to do with the reason the trainer was banned in the first place-the administration of illegal drugs tohis horses? Then many more horses test positive for prohibited stimulants, and someone starts making demands, threatening to completely destroy the integrity of the racing industry. In order to limit the damage to the sport, it's critical that Jeff find the perpetrator. but he'll soon learn he's up against someone who will stop at nothing to prevail.

Burn [sound recording]

October 9, 2014
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
New York : Hachette Audio, 2014.
7 audio discs (8 hrs) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Danny Mastrogiorgio.
Compact disc.
"A Detective Michael Bennett thriller"--Container.
At last, Detective Michael Bennett and his family are coming home to New York City. Thanks to Bennett, the ruthless crime lord whose vengeful mission forced the Bennett family into hiding has been brought down for good. Back in the city that never sleeps, Bennett takes over a chaotic Outreach Squad in Harlem, where he receives an unusual call: a man claims to have seen a group of well-dressed men holding a bizarre party in a condemned building. With no clear crime or evidence, Bennett dismisses the report. But when a charred body is found in that very same building, he is forced to take the demented caller seriously--and is drawn into an underground criminal world of terrifying depravity.

Skink no surrender [sound recording]

October 9, 2014
Hiaasen, Carl.
New York, N.Y. : Listening Library : Books on Tape, p2014.
7 sound discs (8 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kirby Heyborne.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Classic Malley, to avoid being shipped off to boarding school, she takes off with some guy she met online. Poor Richard ... he knows his cousin's in trouble before she does. Wild Skink, he's a ragged, one-eyed ex-governor of Florida, and enough of a renegade to think he can track Malley down. With Richard riding shotgun, the unlikely pair scour the state, undaunted by blinding storms, crazed pigs, flying bullets, and giant gators.

The girl next door [sound recording]

October 9, 2014
Rendell, Ruth, 1930-
[New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2014.
9 sound discs (10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Ric Jerrom.
Title from disc labels.
"A novel"--Container.
In the waning months of the second World War, a group of children discover an earthen tunnel in their neighborhood outside London. Throughout the summer of 1944, until one father forbids it, the subterranean space becomes their secret garden, where the friends play games and tell stories. Six decades later, beneath a house on the same land, construction workers uncover a tin box containing two skeletal hands, one male and one female.

The girls of August [sound recording]

October 9, 2014
Siddons, Anne Rivers.
New York : Hachette Audio, p2014.
5 audio discs (6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kate Reading.
Compact disc.
Every August, four women would gather together to spend a week at the beach, renting a new house each year. The ritual began when they were in their twenties and their husbands were in medical school, and became a mainstay of every summer thereafter. Their only criteria was oceanfront and isolation, their only desire to strengthen their far-flung friendships. They called themselves the Girls of August. But when one of the Girls dies tragically, the group slowly drifts apart.

Americanah [sound recording]

October 8, 2014
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi, 1977-
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2014], p2013.
15 sound discs (17 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Adjoa Andoh.
Title from container.
"With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container.
A young woman from Nigeria leaves behind her home and her first love to start a new life in America, only to find her dreams are not all she expected.

Leaving time [sound recording] : a novel

October 8, 2014
Picoult, Jodi, 1966-
[New York] : Random House Audio, [2014]
12 sound discs (15 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Rebecca Lowman, Abigail Revasch, Kathe Mazur, Mark Deakins.
Compact discs.
For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has searched for her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared after a tragic accident. Desperate to find the truth, Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest. Serenity Jones is a psychic who rose to fame finding missing persons. Virgil Stanhope is a jaded private detective who originally investigated Alice's case. As they work together to uncover the truth, they realize that in asking hard questions, they'll have to face even harder answers.

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