New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Fiction

September 27, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A sudden light [sound recording] : a novel

September 26, 2014
Stein, Garth.
New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2014.
11 sounds discs (13 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Seth Numrich.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
" In the summer of 1990, fourteen-year-old Trevor Riddell gets his first glimpse of Riddell House. Built from the spoils of a massive timber fortune, the legendary family mansion is constructed of giant, whole trees, and is set on a huge estate overlooking Puget Sound. Trevor's bankrupt parents have begun a trial separation, and his father, Jones Riddell, has brought Trevor to Riddell House with a goal: to join forces with his sister, Serena, dispatch Grandpa Samuel--who is flickering in and out of dementia--to a graduated living facility, sell off the house and property for development into "tract housing for millionaires," divide up the profits, and live happily ever after. But Trevor soon discovers there's someone else living in Riddell House: a ghost with an agenda of his own. For while the land holds tremendous value, it is also burdened by the final wishes of the family patriarch, Elijah, who mandated it be allowed to return to untamed forestland as a penance for the millions of trees harvested over the decades by the Riddell Timber company. The ghost will not rest until Elijah's wish is fulfilled, and Trevor's willingness to face the past holds the key to his family's future" -- from publisher's web site.

The children act

September 26, 2014
McEwan, Ian, author.
[Prince Frederick, Md.] : Recorded Books, [2014]
5 audio discs (6 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Lindsay Duncan.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
London High Court Judge Fiona Maye presides over a sensitive case involving a family of Jehovah's Witnesses who won't allow their seventeen-year-old son to get a lifesaving blood transfusion because it conflicts with their religious beliefs. Meanwhile, Fiona's husband, Jack, has just left home, and she begins to feel the pressures of both resolving the case and saving her crumbling marriage.

The Christmas wedding ring

September 26, 2014
Mallery, Susan, author.
℗2014
7 audio discs (7 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Amy McFadden.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
In her youth, Molly couldn't help crushing on Dylan, even though he was with her older sister. When they broke up, he said goodbye to Molly as well. Years later, dumped by her fiance, she waltzes back into his life, grown-up and gorgeous, and stuns him. A guarded Dylan always had a weakness for Molly, so why not whisk her away for some fun? Laughter and kisses are changing Molly's life for good, but when he discovers the secret she's been keeping, she may lose him again. This time forever.

The blood of an Englishman : an Agatha Raisin mystery

September 25, 2014
Beaton, M. C., author.
℗2014
6 audio discs (7 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Alison Larkin.
Title from disc labels.
"Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container.
Even though Agatha Raisin loathes amateur dramatics, her friend Mrs. Bloxby, the vicar's wife, has persuaded her to support the local pantomime. Stifling a yawn at the production of Babes in the Woods, Agatha watches as the baker, playing an ogre, struts and threatens on the stage. Then a trapdoor opens ... followed by a scream and then silence. Surely this isn't the way the scene was rehearsed? When it turns out the popular baker has been murdered, Agatha puts her team of private detectives on the case. They soon discover more feuds and temperamental behavior in amateur theatrics than in a professional stage show--and face more and more danger as the team gets too close to the killer.

Edge of eternity [sound recording]

September 25, 2014
Follett, Ken.
[New York] : Penguin Audio, [2014]
29 sound discs (ca. 37 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by John Lee.
Title from web page.
Compact discs.
The conclusion to Ken Follett's historical series that follows the fortunes of five intertwined families, American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh, through the twentieth century. Now they come to one of the most chaotic eras of all: the enormous social, political, and economic turmoil of the 1960s through the 1990s, from civil rights, assassinations, mass political movements and Vietnam to the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution, and rock and roll.

The Golem of Hollywood

September 24, 2014
Kellerman, Jonathan.
℗©2014.
14 sound discs (approximately 18 hours) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Reading by John Rubinstein of the 2014 book.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Waking up beside a beautiful woman he has no memory of meeting, Detective Jacob Lev investigates a Hollywood Division murder case involving a severed head, an ominous message in Hebrew and the legend of the Golem of Prague.

The Christmas bouquet

September 24, 2014
Woods, Sherryl, author.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, Inc., [2014]
6 audio discs (6 hr., 37 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Christina Traister.
Duration: 6:37:00.
Compact discs.
For Caitlyn, catching the bridal bouquet at a wedding has set off a chain reaction that she's sure is more curse than blessing. Not only has she fallen in love with Noah, but an unexpected pregnancy threatens her well-laid plans for the future. It doesn't help that Noah is completely on board with marriage and happily-ever-after. It will take patience, love and family persuasion to help Caitlyn realize that she can have everything she wants, including a man who understands all of her dreams.

The perfect witness [sound recording]

September 23, 2014
Johansen, Iris.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, Inc., 2014.
9 sound discs (10 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Elisabeth Rodgers.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
She had the perfect life, the perfect cover. She was the perfect witness. Until they found her. She is a woman with a photographic memory who has lived her life in the Witness Protection Program. What she once saw put her entire family in jeopardy and now, years later, her cover is blown. She's on the run, and the lives of those she holds dear hang in the balance.

The lost key [sound recording]

September 17, 2014
Coulter, Catherine.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, p2014
11 sound discs (ca. 13 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Renee Raudman, MacLeod Andrews.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
"Freshly minted FBI agent Nicholas Drummond is barely out of his Quantico training when he and his partner, Mike Caine, are called to investigate a stabbing on Wall Street. Their investigation, however, yields more questions than answers. It quickly becomes clear that the victim, John Pearce, was more than the naval historian and antiquities dealer he appeared to be. What Drummond doesn't know is that buying and selling rare books was Pearce's cover, and that he had devoted his life to discovering the whereabouts of a missing World War I U-boat concealing a stash of gold bullion, and an unexpected surprise that only raises more questions. When Drummond and Caine find both of Pearce's adult children have disappeared, the case assumes a new sense of urgency. The FBI agents know their best lead lies in the victim's cryptic final words "The key is in the lock." But what key? What lock? The search for Adam and Sophia Pearce takes them on an international manhunt, which threatens to run them afoul of an eccentric billionaire industrialist with his own plans not only for the lost gold, but the creation of a weapon unlike anything the world has ever seen" -- from publisher's web site.

Bones never lie [sound recording] : a novel

September 17, 2014
Reichs, Kathy.
[Grand Haven, MI] : Books on Tape, [2014]
9 sound discs (10 hr., 49 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Katherine Borowitz.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
"Unexpectedly called in to the Charlotte PD's Cold Case Unit, Dr. Temperance Brennan wonders why she's been asked to meet with a homicide cop who's a long way from his own jurisdiction. The shocking answer: Two child murders, separated by thousands of miles, have one thing in common--the killer. Years ago, Anique Pomerleau kidnapped and murdered a string of girls in Canada, then narrowly eluded capture. It was a devastating defeat for her pursuers, Brennan and police detective Andrew Ryan. Now, as if summoned from their nightmares, Pomerleau has resurfaced in the United States, linked to victims in Vermont and North Carolina. When another child is snatched, the reign of terror promises to continue--unless Brennan can rise to the challenge and make good on her second chance to stop a psychopath. But Brennan will have to draw her bitter ex-partner out of exile, keep the local police and feds from one another's throats, and face more than just her own demons as she stalks the deadliest of predators into the darkest depths of madness" -- from publisher's web site.

Rose Gold [sound recording] : an Easy Rawlins mystery

September 17, 2014
Mosley, Walter.
[Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape, [2014]
9 sound discs (10 hr., 47 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrator: J.D. Jackson.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
"Rose Gold is two colors, one woman, and a big headache. In this new mystery set in the Patty Hearst era of radical black nationalism and political abductions, a black ex-boxer self-named Uhuru Nolica, the leader of a revolutionary cell called Scorched Earth, has kidnapped Rosemary Goldsmith, the daughter of a weapons manufacturer, from her dorm at UC Santa Barbara" -- from publisher's web site.

The betrayed

September 17, 2014
Graham, Heather, author.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, Inc., [2014]
8 audio discs (approximately 9 hr., 45 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Luke Daniels.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
FBI agent Aiden has a dream of his old friend Richard. The very next day he's sent to Sleepy Hollow because Richard's gone missing. Maureen lives there and works with her dog to search for missing people. She finds Richard's head stuck on the Headless Horseman statue. Mo and Aiden work together to figure out who betrayed and killed Richard, and wants to kill them, too. They discover they both can talk to the dead, and share an intense attraction they hope to live long enough to enjoy!

The king's curse [sound recording]

September 17, 2014
Gregory, Philippa.
[New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2014]
20 sound discs (22 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Bianca Amato.
Title from disc labels.
Compact disc.
Margaret has to choose whether her allegiance is to the increasingly tyrannical king, or to her beloved queen; to the religion she loves or the theology which serves the new masters. Caught between the old world and the new, Margaret Pole has to find her own way as she carries the knowledge of an old curse on all the Tudors.

Afterworlds

September 17, 2014
Westerfeld, Scott, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2014]
12 audio discs (14 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Sheetal Sheth and Heather Lind.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
"Darcy Patel has put college on hold to publish her teen novel, Afterworlds. With a contract in hand, she arrives in New York City with no apartment, no friends, and all the wrong clothes. But lucky for Darcy, she's taken under the wings of other seasoned and fledgling writers who help her navigate the city and the world of writing and publishing. Over the course of a year, Darcy finishes her book, faces critique, and falls in love. Woven into Darcy's personal story is her novel, Afterworlds, a suspenseful thriller about a teen who slips into the "Afterworld" to survive a terrorist attack. The Afterworld is a place between the living and the dead, and where many unsolved--and terrifying--stories need to be reconciled. Like Darcy, Lizzie too falls in love...until a new threat resurfaces, and her special gifts may not be enough to protect those she cares about most" -- from publisher's web site.

A man called Ove [sound recording]

September 17, 2014
Backman, Fredrik, 1981-
Holland, Ohio : Dreamscape Media, 2014.
8 sound discs (9 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by George Newbern.
Translated by Henning Koch.
"A novel"--Container.
"Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell." But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents' association to their very foundations" -- from publisher's web site.

Loud awake and lost [sound recording]

September 12, 2014
Griffin, Adele.
℗2013
7 sound discs (8 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Abby Craden.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
Eight months after a debilitating car accident leaves her with brain trauma and a back injury, amnesiac teen Ember tries to piece together the six weeks of her life leading up to the accident--and determine why none of her friends or family are willing to talk about it.

Murder 101 [sound recording] : [a Decker/Lazarus novel]

September 11, 2014
Kellerman, Faye.
New York : Harper Audio, [2014]
11 sound discs (13 hr. and 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Richard Ferrone.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
As a detective lieutenant with the LAPD, Peter Decker witnessed enough ugliness and chaos for a lifetime. Now, he and his devoted wife Rena Lazarus are ready to enjoy the quiet beauty of upstate New York, where they can be closer to their four adult children and their foster son. But working for the Greenbury Police department isn't as fulfilling as Decker hoped. While Rina has adapted beautifully to their new surroundings, Decker is underwhelmed and frustrated by his new partner, Tyler McAdams, a former Harvard student and young buck with a bad 'tude. Just when he thinks he's made a mistake, Decker is called to his first real crime here--a possible break-in at the local cemetery. At first, it seems like a false alarm until it's discovered that a mausoleum's stunning Tiffany panels have been replaced by forgeries. Then, a coed at one of the exclusive local colleges is brutally murdered. Poking into the hallowed halls of academia to find a killer, Decker and McAdams are drawn deep into a web of dark secrets, cold case crimes, international intrigue, and ruthless people who kill for sport. Suddenly, the job is anything but boring. This case just might be too much to handle and Decker will have to draw on every ounce of experience that he has garnered in the past thirty years as a Homicide cop. And then again, even that might not be enough!

Festive in death

September 11, 2014
Robb, J. D., 1950- author.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, Inc., [2014]
11 audio discs (13 hr., 17 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Susan Ericksen.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Personal trainer Trey Ziegler was in peak physical condition. If you didn₂t count the kitchen knife in his well-toned chest. Lieutenant Eve Dallas soon discovers a lineup of women who₂d been loved and left by the narcissistic gym rat. While Dallas sorts through the list of Ziegler₂s enemies, she tries to put aside her distaste for the victim and solve the mystery of his death. There are just a few investigating days left before Christmas, and this cop is resolved to stop a cold-blooded killer.

The secret place

September 11, 2014
French, Tana, author.
[New York] : Penguin Audio, [2014]
16 audio discs (20 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Stephen Hogan and Lara Hutchinson.
Title from disc labels.
"A novel"--Cover.
The photo on the card shows a boy who was found murdered, a year ago, on the grounds of a girls' boarding school in Dublin. The caption says: I KNOW WHO KILLED HIM. Detective Stephen Moran receives this photo from sixteen-year-old Holly Mackey. 'The Secret Place,' a board where the girls at the school can pin up their secrets anonymously, but was used to reignite the stalled investigation into the murder. Stephen joins forces with Detective Antoinette Conway to find out who and why.

Dark blood

September 11, 2014
Feehan, Christine, author.
[New York] : Penguin Audio, [2014]
12 audio discs (15 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Phil Gigante and Natalie Ross.
Title from web page.
Compact discs.
Zev Hunter was an elite warrior, a dark-blood dealer of death to rogue Lycans who preyed on mankind. He was a loner, never given to personal attachments, and damned fierce at his job. But Zev begins to question his past and his purpose when he awakens in the darkness of the sacred cave of warriors, and is soothed back to consciousness by the sensuously familiar voice of one woman, the woman who has haunted his fantasies for centuries. She was Branislava, member of the Dragonseeker clan.

The drop : a novel

September 11, 2014
Lehane, Dennis, author.
New York : Harper Audio, 2014.
5 audio discs (5 hr. and 30 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jim Frangione.
Title from container.
"Based on the screenplay he developed for Twentieth Century Fox from his short story "Animal Rescue," New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane's The Drop follows a former criminal whose efforts to build a new life with his girlfriend and pit bull rescue puppy fall apart when he becomes mixed up in a robbery gone wrong"--Provided by publisher.
"Three days after Christmas, a lonely bartender looking for a reason to live rescues an abused puppy from a trash can and meets a damaged woman looking for something to believe in. As their relationship grows, they cross paths with the Chechen mafia; a man grown dangerous with age and thwarted hopes; two hapless stick-up artists; a very curious cop; and the original owner of the puppy, who wants his dog back" -- from HarperCollins web site.

Lovely, dark, deep [sound recording]

September 11, 2014
Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-
New York : Harper Audio, [2014]
13 sound discs (16 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jason Culp.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
Insightful, disturbing, imaginative, and breathtaking in their lyrical precision, the stories display Joyce Carol Oates's magnificent ability to make visceral the terror, hurt, and uncertainty that lurk at the edges of ordinary lives.

Somewhere safe with somebody good

September 11, 2014
Karon, Jan, 1937- author.
[New York] : Penguin Audio, [2014]
14 audio discs (17 hours, 30 minutes) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Reading by John McDonough of the 2014 book.
Unabridged.
"A new Mitford novel" --Container.
After five hectic years of retirement from Lord's Chapel, Father Tim Kavanagh returns with his wife, Cynthia, from a so-called pleasure trip to the land of his Irish ancestors. While glad to be at home in Mitford, something is definitely missing: a pulpit. But when he's offered one, he decides he doesn't want it. Maybe he's lost his passion.

The witch with no name

September 11, 2014
Harrison, Kim, 1966- author.
℗2014
14 audio discs (17 hours and 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Marguerite Gavin.
Compact discs.
"Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container.
Rachel Morgan's come a long way from the clutzy runner of Dead Witch Walking. She's faced vampires and werewolves, banshees, witchs, and soul-eating demons. She's crossed worlds, channeled gods, and accepted her place as a day-walking demon. She's lost friends and lovers and family, and an old enemy has become something much more. But power demands responsibility, and world-changers must always pay a price. That time is now. To save Ivy's soul and the rest of the living vampires, to keep the demonic ever after and our own world from destruction, Rachel Morgan will risk everything.

Heroes are my weakness : a novel

September 4, 2014
Phillips, Susan Elizabeth, author.
New York : Harper Audio, [2014]
11 audio discs (13 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Erin Bennett.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
A down-on-her-luck actress reduced to staging kids' puppet shows finds herself trapped on a remote island off the coast of Maine with a sexy horror novelist who knows a dozen ways to kill with his bare hands.

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