New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Fiction

February 25, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Heartbreak Hotel : an Alex Delaware novel

February 24, 2017
Kellerman, Jonathan, author.
[West Minster, MD] : Books on Tape ; New York, New York : Penguin Random House Audio, [2017]
10 audio discs (12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by John Rubinstein.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
At nearly one hundred years old, Thalia Mars is a far cry from the patients child psychologist Alex Delaware normally treats. But the charming, witty woman convinces Alex to meet with her in a suite at the Aventura, a luxury hotel with a checkered history. What Thalia wants from Alex are answers to unsettling questions --about guilt, patterns of criminal behavior, victim selection. When Alex asks the reason for her morbid fascination, Thalia promises to tell all during their next session. But when he shows up the following morning, he is met with silence: Thalia is dead in her room. When questions arise about how Thalia perished, Alex and homicide detective Milo Sturgis must peel back the layers of a fascinating but elusive woman's life and embark on one of the most baffling investigations either of them has ever experienced. For Thalia Mars is a victim like no other, an enigma who harbored nearly a century of secrets and whose life and death draw those around her into a vortex of violence.

Malicious

February 24, 2017
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
[New York] : Hachette Audio, [2017]
3 audio discs (125 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by Wayne Pyle.
Title from disc labels
Compact discs.
Mitchum is back. His brother's been charged with murder. Nathaniel swears he didn't kill anyone, but word on the street is that he was involved with the victim's wife. Now, Navy SEAL dropout Mitchum will break every rule to expose the truth, even if it destroys the people he loves.

Lincoln in the bardo : a novel

February 22, 2017
Saunders, George, 1958- author, narrator.
New York : Random House Audio, [2017]
6 audio discs (7.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Nick Offerman, David Sedaris and George Saunders, with a full cast that includes Carrie Brownstein, Don Cheadle, Kat Dennings, Lena Dunham, Bill Hader, Miranda July, Mary Karr, Keegan-Michael Key, Julianne Moore, Megan Mullally, Mike O'Brien, Susan Sarandon, Ben Stiller, Jeffrey Tambor, Jeff Tweedy, Bradley Whitford, Patrick Wilson, and Rainn Wilson.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln's beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, lies upstairs in the White House, gravely ill. In a matter of days, despite predictions of a recovery, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returned to the crypt several times alone to hold his boy's body. Willie Lincoln finds himself in a strange purgatory, where ghosts mingle, gripe, commiserate, quarrel, and enact bizarre acts of penance. Within this transitional state, called, in the Tibetan tradition, the bardo, a monumental struggle erupts over young Willie's soul.

Robert B. Parker's Revelation

February 17, 2017
Knott, Robert, 1954- author.
[New York] : Random House Audio, 2017.
7 audio discs (8 hr., 30 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Rex Linn.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
Territorial marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch thought things had finally calmed down in Appaloosa when Boston Bill Black's murder charge was dropped. But all that changed when Augustus Nobel Driggs rolled into town. Square-jawed, handsome, and built like a muscled thoroughbred stallion, Augustus intimidates even his guards from inside his prison cell. So when he and a pack of cold-blooded convicts break out of jail, kidnapping a woman in the process, and it's up to any and all territorial lawmen--including Virgil and Everett--to capture the fugitives and rescue her. But nothing is ever quite what it seems with the ever-elusive Augustus: finally free, he's quickly on his own furious hunt for a hidden cache of gold and the men who double-crossed him.

My not so perfect life : a novel

February 17, 2017
Kinsella, Sophie, author.
℗2017
10 audio discs (12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Fiona Hardingham.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
"When Katie Brenner is fired from her dream job in advertising in London, she's desperate to get away from her mad boss Demeter, and her crush, Alex, who she thought shared her feelings of adoration but didn't. Seeking refuge, she goes home to her father's farm in Somerset to help make her stepmother's dream of turning their land into a glamping retreat come true. Applying her savvy marketing smarts, Katie masterminds a glamorous upscale resort. But when Demeter shows up unannounced, with Alex not far behind, Katie is forced to rethink her revenge fantasies and her assumptions about family, love, and office politics and realize how much she may have misjudged everyone--and everything--around her"--Provided by publisher.

Echoes in death

February 17, 2017
Robb, J. D., 1950- author.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, [2017]
11 audio discs (13 hr., 50 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Susan Ericksen.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
When a young woman, dazed, naked, and bloody, wanders in front of Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her husband's car, Roarke slams on the brakes just in time, and Eve, still in glittering gown and heels, springs into action. It's been a long night for the tired homicide cop, and it's far from over. The woman, Daphne Strazza, is rushed to the ER, but it's too late for Dr. Anthony Strazza. A brilliant orthopedic surgeon, he now lies dead amid the wreckage of his obsessively organized town house, his three safes opened and emptied. Daphne would be a valuable witness, but in her terror and shock the only description of the perp she can offer is repeatedly calling him 'the devil'.

Rather be the devil

February 16, 2017
Rankin, Ian, author.
℗2017
9 audio discs (approximately 11 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by James Macpherson.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Detective Inspector John Rebus investigates a cold case that has turned red hot once again. John Rebus, as incapable of settling into his retirement as he is of playing by the rules, investigates a cold case from the 1970s involving a gorgeous and wealthy female socialite who was found dead in a bedroom at one of Edinburgh's most luxurious hotels. No one was ever found guilty, but the scandalous circumstances of the murder have kept the town talking for over forty years. Now, Rebus has his own reasons to investigate, but his inquiries quickly make him some very dangerous and powerful enemies who will stop at nothing to ensure that the case remains unsolved and the gossip falls on deaf ears.

Behind her eyes

February 13, 2017
Pinborough, Sarah, 1972- author.
New York, NY : Macmillan Audio, [2017]
9 audio discs (11.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Anna Bentinck, Josie Dunn, Bea Holland and Huw Parmenter.
Compact discs.
"Only two can keep a secret if one of them is dead. David and Adele seem like the ideal pair. He's a successful psychiatrist, she is his picture-perfect wife who adores him. But why is he so controlling? And why is she keeping things hidden? As Louise, David's new secretary, is drawn into their orbit, she uncovers more puzzling questions than answers. The only thing that is crystal clear is that something in this marriage is very, very wrong. But Louise can't guess how wrong--and how far a person might go to protect their marriage's secrets. "--Provided by publisher.

The man in the high castle [sound recording]

February 10, 2017
Dick, Philip K.
Grand Haven, Mich. : Brilliance Audio ; Prince Frederick, MD : Distributed by Recorded Books, ℗2014.
9 audio discs (10 hr., 4 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Jeff Cummings.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
It's America in 1962--where slavery is legal and the few surviving Jews hide anxiously under assumed names. All because the Axis won World War II and America is now occupied jointly by Nazi Germany and Japan.

Tony & Susan [sound recording]

February 10, 2017
Wright, Austin McGiffert, 1922-2003.
New York : Hachette Audio, 2016.
9 audio discs (11 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Lorelei King and Peter Marinker.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Fifteen years ago, Susan Morrow left her first husband, Edward Sheffield, an unpublished writer. Now, she's enduring middle class suburbia as a doctor's wife, when out of the blue she receives a package containing the manuscript of her ex-husband's first novel. He writes asking her to read the book; she was always his best critic, he says. As Susan reads, she is drawn into the fictional life of Tony Hastings, a math professor driving his family to their summer house in Maine.

Moon chosen [sound recording]

February 9, 2017
Cast, P. C.
New York : Macmillan Audio, 2016.
16 audio discs (approximately 20 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Caitlin Davies.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Mari is an Earth Walker, heir to the unique healing powers of her Clan; but she has cast her duties aside, until she is chosen by a special animal ally, altering her destiny forever. When a deadly attack tears her world apart, Mari reveals the strength of her powers and the forbidden secret of her dual nature as she embarks on a mission to save her people. It is not until Nik, the son of the leader from a rival, dominating clan strays across her path, that Mari experiences something she has never felt before. Now, darkness is coming, and with it, a force, more terrible and destructive than the world has ever seen, leaving Mari to cast the shadows from the earth. By forming a tumultuous alliance with Nik, she must make herself ready. Ready to save her people. Ready to save herself and Nik. Ready to embrace her true destiny and obliterate the forces that threaten to destroy them all.

Feversong [sound recording]

February 9, 2017
Moning, Karen Marie, author.
[Grand Haven, MI] : Brilliance Audio, [2017]
13 audio discs (approximately 17 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jim Frangione, Amanda Leigh Cobb.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
The blockbuster Fever series starring MacKayla Lane and Jericho Barrons returns in a brand-new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Marie Moning.

Bryant & May. Strange tide [sound recording]

February 8, 2017
Fowler, Christopher, author.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2016], ℗2016.
13 audio discs (15 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Tim Goodman.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Near the Tower of London, along the River Thames, the body of a woman has been discovered chained to a stone post and left to drown. Curiously, only one set of footprints leads to the tragic spot. "The Bride in the Tide," as the London press gleefully dubs her, has the PCU stumped. Why wouldn't the killer simply dump her body in the river--as so many do? Arthur Bryant wonders if the answer lies in the mythology of the Thames itself. Unfortunately, the normally wobbly funhouse corridors of Bryant's mind have become, of late, even more labyrinthine. The venerable detective seems to be losing his grip on reality. May fears the worst, as Bryant rapidly descends from merely muddled to one stop short of Barking, hallucinating that he's traveled back in time to solve the case. There had better be a method to Bryant's madness--because, as more bodies are pulled from the river's depths, his partner and the rest of the PCU find themselves in over their heads.

Do not say we have nothing [sound recording]

February 8, 2017
Thien, Madeleine, 1974-
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, ℗2016.
17 audio discs (20 hr., 15 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Angela Lin.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Thien takes us inside an extended family in China, showing us the lives of two successive generations--those who lived through Mao's Cultural Revolution and their children, who became the students protesting in Tiananmen Square. At the center of this epic story are two young women, Marie and Ai-Ming. Through their relationship Marie strives to piece together the tale of her fractured family in present-day Vancouver, seeking answers in the fragile layers of their collective story. Her quest will unveil how Kai, her enigmatic father, a talented pianist, and Ai-Ming's father, the shy and brilliant composer, Sparrow, along with the violin prodigy Zhuli were forced to reimagine their artistic and private selves during China's political campaigns and how their fates reverberate through the years with lasting consequences.

Never never

February 6, 2017
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
[New York] : Hachette Audio, [2017]
7 audio discs (approximately 8 hours) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Federay Holmes.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Detective Harriet Blue of the Sydney Police Department prides herself on an uncanny ability to catch the most deviant of criminals. So when her brother is charged with a brutal string of murders, it rocks her world. Shocked, in denial, and facing uncomfortable questions about how much she knew, Harry is transferred to avoid the media circus. Investigating the disappearance of a worker in an isolated mine deep inside the desolate Australian outback--the never never--she uncovers an insular society that has sprung up around the mine. It's a world full of easy money, plenty of immoral ways to spend it, and no shortage of suspects. Still reeling from her investigative failures back home, Harry must get to the bottom of the mine's mysteries before she vanishes into the wilds of the never never for good.

Right behind you

February 6, 2017
Gardner, Lisa, author.
[Grand Haven, Michigan] : Brilliance Audio, [2017]
11 audio discs (13 hrs., 29 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Luke Daniels and Teri Schnaubelt.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Eight years ago, Sharlah May Nash's older brother beat their drunken father to death with a baseball bat in order to save both of their lives. Now thirteen years old, Sharlah has finally moved on. About to be adopted by retired FBI profiler Pierce Quincy and his partner, Rainie Conner, Sharlah loves one thing best about her new family: they are all experts on monsters.

Carve the mark [sound recording]

February 6, 2017
Roth, Veronica, author.
©2017, ℗2017
13 audio discs (15 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Austin Butler and Emily Rankin.
Unabridged.
Title from disc label.
On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favored by fate, everyone develops a currentgift, a unique power meant to shape the future. While most benefit from their currentgifts, Akos and Cyra do not--their gifts make them vulnerable to others' control. Can they reclaim their gifts, their fates, and their lives, and reset the balance of power in this world? Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Cyra's currentgift gives her pain and power--something her brother exploits, using her to torture his enemies. But Cyra is much more than just a blade in her brother's hand: she is resilient, quick on her feet, and smarter than he knows. Akos is from the peace-loving nation of Thuvhe, and his loyalty to his family is limitless. Though protected by his unusual currentgift, once Akos and his brother are captured by enemy Shotet soldiers, Akos is desperate to get his brother out alive--no matter what the cost. When Akos is thrust into Cyra's world, the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable. They must decide to help each other to survive--or to destroy one another.

Petals on the wind

February 6, 2017
Andrews, V. C. (Virginia C.)
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, ℗1996.
16 audio discs (19.25 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Alyssa Bresnahan.
Sequel to: Flowers in the attic.
Compact discs.
After several terrifying years of captivity by their ruthless grandmother, the three surviving Dollanganger children escape. As they struggle to find success and fame as adults, revenge draws them back to the one who locked them in so long ago.

Catalyst : a rogue one novel

February 3, 2017
Luceno, James, 1947- author.
℗2016
10 audio discs (11 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jonathan Davis.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Catalyst: A Rogue One Story is the must-have prequel novel to the upcoming film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which is set before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope and reveals the untold story of the rebel effort to steal the plans to the Death Star.

Ring of fire

February 3, 2017
Taylor, Brad, 1965- author.
℗2017
12 audio discs (approximately 15 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Henry Strozier and Rich Orlow.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
A chilling terrorist plot is about to unfold in the United States, one involving simultaneous attacks across multiple locations in America. It will be up to Pike Logan, Jennifer Cahill, and the Taskforce to prevent the threat from becoming a terrifying reality.

The fifth petal

February 2, 2017
Barry, Brunonia.
[Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape ; New York : Random House Audio, [2017]
14 audio discs (18 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Ann Marie Lee.
Title from disc label.
"A novel"--Container.
When a teenage boy dies suspiciously on Halloween night, Salem's chief of police, John Rafferty, now married to gifted lace reader Towner Whitney, wonders if there is a connection between his death and Salem most notorious cold case, a triple homicide dubbed "The Goddess Murders," in which three young women, all descended from accused Salem witches, were slashed on Halloween night in 1989. He finds unexpected help in Callie Cahill, the daughter of one of the victims newly returned to town. Neither believes that the main suspect, Rose Whelan, respected local historian, is guilty of murder or witchcraft.

The girl before [sound recording] : [a novel]

February 2, 2017
Delaney, J P, author.
℗2017
8 audio discs (10 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Emilia Fox and Finty Williams, with Lise Aagaard Knudsen.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
"A psychological thriller that spins one woman's seemingly good fortune, and another woman's mysterious fate, through a kaleidoscope of duplicity, death, and deception"-- Provided by publisher.

The nowhere man [sound recording]

February 2, 2017
Hurwitz, Gregg Andrew, author.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, [2016]
10 audio discs (12 hr., 14 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Scott Brick.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Spoken about only in whispers, it is said that when the Nowhere Man is reached by the truly desperate, he can and will do anything to save them.Evan Smoak is the Nowhere Man.Taken from a group home at twelve, Evan was raised and trained as part of the Orphan program, an off-the-books operation designed to create deniable intelligence assets--i.e. assassins. Evan was Orphan X. He broke with the program, using everything he learned to disappear and reinvent himself as the Nowhere Man. But the new head of the Orphan program hasn't forgotten about him and is using all of his assets--including the remaining Orphans--to track down and eliminate Smoak.But this time, the attack comes from a different angle and Evan is caught unaware. Captured, drugged, and spirited off to a remote location, heavily guarded from all approaches. They think they have him trapped and helpless in a virtual cage but they don't know who they're dealing with--that they've trapped themselves inside that cage with one of the deadliest and most resourceful Orphans.Continuing his electrifying series featuring Evan Smoak, Gregg Hurwitz delivers a blistering, compelling new novel in the series launched with the breakout national bestseller, Orphan X.

The prisoner [sound recording]

February 2, 2017
Berenson, Alex.
New York : Penguin Audio, 2017.
10 audio discs (12 1/2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by George Guidall.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
It is the most dangerous mission of John Wells's career. Evidence is mounting that someone high up in the CIA is doing the unthinkable, passing messages to ISIS, alerting them to planned operations. Finding out the mole's identity without alerting him, however, will be very hard, and to accomplish it, Wells will have to do something he thought he'd left behind forever. He will have to reassume his former identity as an al Qaeda jihadi, get captured, and go undercover to befriend an ISIS prisoner in a secret Bulgarian prison. Many years before, Wells was the only American agent ever to penetrate al Qaeda, but times have changed drastically. The terrorist organizations have multiplied: gotten bigger, crueler, more ambitious and powerful. Wells knows it may well be his death sentence. But there is no one else.

The sleepwalker [sound recording]

February 2, 2017
Bohjalian, Chris, 1960- author.
℗2017
8 audio discs (9 1/2 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Cady McClain and Grace Experience.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
When Annalee Ahlberg goes missing, her children fear the worst. Annalee is a sleepwalker whose affliction manifests in ways both bizarre and devastating. Once, she merely destroyed the hydrangeas in front of her Vermont home. More terrifying was the night her older daughter, Lianna, pulled her back from the precipice of the Gale River Bridge. The morning of Annalee's disappearance, a search party combs the nearby woods. Annalee's husband, Warren, flies home from a business trip. Lianna is questioned by a young, hazel-eyed detective. And her little sister, Paige, takes to swimming the Gale to look for clues. When the police discover a small swatch of fabric, a nightshirt, ripped and hanging from a tree branch, it seems certain Annalee is dead, but Gavin Rikert, the hazel-eyed detective, continues to call, continues to stop by the Ahlbergs' Victorian home. As Lianna peels back the layers of mystery surrounding Annalee's disappearance, she finds herself drawn to Gavin.

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