New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Fiction

December 1, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Juba! : a novel

November 30, 2015
Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-2014, author.
New York, NY : Harper Audio, [2015]
4 audio discs (4 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Brandon Gill.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
An engaging historical novel based on the true story of the meteoric rise of an immensely talented young black dancer, William Henry Lane, who influenced today's tap, jazz, and step dancing. With meticulous and intensive research, Walter Dean Myers has brought to life Juba's story.

All dressed in white [sound recording]

November 23, 2015
Clark, Mary Higgins.
New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, ℗2015.
6 sound discs (7 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jan Maxwell.
Title from container.
Five years ago, New Yorkers Amanda Pierce and Jeffrey Hunter had plans for a luxurious destination wedding at the Breakers resort in Palm Beach, Florida. The ceremony was planned for Saturday afternoon, to be followed by an impressive reception. But then Amanda goes missing without a trace before the celebrations can begin. Now, five years later, Laurie needs a new case to feature for Under Suspicion's next special, and Brett Young pushes her to choose Amanda, who has never been found.

The guilty

November 23, 2015
Baldacci, David, author.
10 sound discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kyf Brewer and Orlagh Cassidy.
Title from disc label.
When his father is charged with murder and refuses to do anything to prove his innocence, Will Robie returns as an outsider to his hometown of Cantrell, Mississippi--where he is met with distrust--to conduct his own investigation.

Playing with fire [sound recording] : [a novel]

November 13, 2015
Gerritsen, Tess.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, 2015.
6 sound discs (7 hr., 2 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Julia Whelan and Will Damron.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
Discovering an old and strikingly unusual musical composition that causes her to black out and has a violently transformative effect on her daughter, Julia Ansdell travels to Venice to find the man behind the music and uncovers a dark secret dating back to the Holocaust.

The crossing [sound recording]

November 13, 2015
Connelly, Michael, 1956-
New York : Hachette Audio, 2015.
8 sound discs (ca. 9 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Titus Welliver.
Title from container.
"A Bosch novel"--Container.
Coming out of retirement to help his defense attorney half-brother prove that a client has been framed for murder, Detective Harry Bosch secretly teams up with former partner Lucia Soto to investigate possible corruption inside the LAPD.

Stars of fortune [sound recording]

November 13, 2015
Roberts, Nora.
[Grand Haven, MI] : Brilliance Audio, Inc., 2015.
9 sound discs (10 hr., 51 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Saskia Maarleveld.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Centuries after guardian stars tied to the powers of fire, ice, and water fall to earth and place the fates of worlds in the hands of their finders, reclusive artist Sasha Riggs is drawn by vivid dreams to a Greek island to search for the fire star and passion.

The girl in the spider's web [sound recording]

November 13, 2015
Lagercrantz, David, author.
New York, New York : Penguin Random House Audio, [2015]
11 audio discs (13 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Simon Vance.
Compact discs.
A Lisbeth Salander novel
After receiving a call from a trusted source claiming to have vital information to the United States, journalist Mikael Blomkvist turns to hacker Lisbeth for help.

The hollow boy

November 13, 2015
Stroud, Jonathan, author.
10 audio discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Emily Bevan.
Duration: 12:00:00.
Compact discs.
As a massive outbreak of supernatural Visitors baffles Scotland Yard and causes protests throughout London, Lockwood & Co. continue to demonstrate their effectiveness in exterminating spirits. Anthony Lockwood is dashing, George insightful, and Lucy dynamic, while the skull in the jar utters sardonic advice from the sidelines. There is a new spirit of openness in the team now that Lockwood has shared some of his childhood secrets, and Lucy is feeling more and more as if her true home is at Portland Row. It comes as a great shock, then, when Lockwood and George introduce her to an annoyingly perky and hyper-efficient new assistant, Holly Munro.

Lost boy

November 13, 2015
Green, Tim, 1963- author, narrator.
Holland, OH : Dreamscape Media, [2015]
6 audio discs (7 hr., 1 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Reading by the author.
Compact discs.
It's always been just Ryder and his mom. But on the way home from Ryder's baseball practice, everything comes to a halt. An accident sends his mom to the hospital, and now she is fighting for her life. So Ryder goes on a search to find his father, determined to help pay for the expensive operation to save his mother's life. But with only a signed baseball and a letter as his clues, and the help of his next-door neighbor and a New York City firefighter, will everything fall into place in time?

Tricky twenty-two [sound recording] : a Stephanie Plum novel

November 12, 2015
Evanovich, Janet.
New York : Random House Audio, [2015]
5 sound discs (6 hours) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Lorelei King.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
"Something big is brewing in Trenton, N.J., and it could blow at any minute. Stephanie Plum might not be the world's greatest bounty hunter, but she knows when she's being played. Ken Globovic (aka Gobbles), hailed as the Supreme Exalted Zookeeper of the animal house known as Zeta fraternity, has been arrested for beating up the dean of students at Kiltman College. Gobbles has missed his court date and gone into hiding. People have seen him on campus, but no one will talk. Things just aren't adding up, and Stephanie can't shake the feeling that something funny is going on at the college--and it's not just Zeta fraternity pranks. As much as people love Gobbles, they hate Doug Linken. When Linken is gunned down in his backyard it's good riddance, and the list of possible murder suspects is long. The only people who care about finding Linken's killer are Trenton cop Joe Morelli, who has been assigned the case, security expert Ranger, who was hired to protect Linken, and Stephanie, who has her eye on a cash prize and hopefully has some tricks up her sleeve"-- Provided by publisher.

The magic strings of Frankie Presto : a novel

November 12, 2015
Albom, Mitch, 1958- author, narrator.
8 audio discs (9 hours, 45 minutes) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Mitch Albom and a full cast.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
This is the epic story of Frankie Presto - the greatest guitar player who ever lived - and the six lives he changed with his six magical blue strings. He makes records. He is adored. But Frankie Presto's gift is also his burden, as he realizes the power of the strings his teacher gave him, and how, through his music, he can actually affect people's lives. At the height of his popularity, tortured by his biggest mistake, he vanishes. His legend grows. Only decades later, having finally healed his heart, does Frankie reappear just before his spectacular death - to change one last life. With the Spirit of Music as our guide, we glimpse into the lives that were changed by one man whose strings could touch the music - and the magic - in each of us.

Slade House [sound recording]

November 12, 2015
Mitchell, David (David Stephen)
[New York] : Random House Audio, 2015.
6 sound discs (7 hours) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Thomas Judd and Tania Rodrigues.
Title from disc.
Compact disc.
"Down the road from a working-class British pub, along the brick wall of a narrow alley, if the conditions are exactly right, you'll find the entrance to Slade House: a surreal place where visitors see what they want to see, including some things that should be impossible. Every nine years, the house's residents--an odd brother and sister--extend a unique invitation to someone who's different or lonely: a precocious teenager, a divorced policeman, a shy college student. But what really goes on inside Slade House? For those who find out, it's already too late"-- provided by publisher.

Game of lives

November 12, 2015
Dashner, James, 1972- author.
New York : Random House/Listening Library, [2015]
8 audio discs (9 hr., 34 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Erik Davies.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
Michael used to live to game, but the games he was playing have become all too real. Only weeks ago, sinking into the Sleep was fun. The VirtNet combined the most cutting-edge technology and the most sophisticated gaming for a full mind-body experience. And it was Michael's passion. But now every time Michael sinks, he risks his life.

Patriot [sound recording]

November 10, 2015
Bell, Ted.
[New York] : Harper Audio, 2015.
14 sound discs (16 3/4 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by John Shea.
Title from disc label.
"An Alex Hawke novel"--Container.
In corrupt Russia, an erratic Vladimir Putin is determined to forge his country into a formidable superpower once again. He intends to redraw the map of Europe, and will go to impossible extremes to realize his fantasies; including shooting down a civilian airliner packed with tourists bound for China. Kremlin scientists have developed a radical new weapon that could forever alter modern warfare. NATO locked in a tense standoff over Ukraine, Poland, and Estonia, knows Putin will not hesitate to use it. But there is one man who can bring the world back from the brink: Britain's foremost intelligence asset, Lord Alexander Hawke.

The sleeper and the spindle [sound recording]

November 10, 2015
Gaiman, Neil.
[New York] : Harper Collins Publishers, [2015]
1 sound discs (60 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Various readers.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Neil Gaiman has twisted together the familiar and the new as well as the beautiful and the wicked, and the result is a captivating and darkly funny story that will hold.

The heir

November 10, 2015
Cass, Kiera, author.
[New York] : Harper Audio, [2015]
7 audio discs (8 hr., 45 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Brittany Pressley.
Title from discs.
"Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container.
Twenty years ago America Singer entered the Selection and won Prince Maxon's heart. Now the time has come for Princess Eadlyn to hold a Selection of her own. Eadlyn doesn't expect her Selection to be anything like her parents' fairy-tale love story, but as the competition begins, she may discover that finding her own happily ever after isn't as impossible as she's always thought.

The sword of summer

November 10, 2015
Riordan, Rick.
12 sound discs (15 1/2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Christopher Guetig.
Compact discs.
Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother's mysterious death, he's lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers. One day, he's tracked down by a man he's never met-a man his mother claimed was dangerous. The man tells him an impossible secret-- Magnus is the son of a Norse god. The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants, and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years. When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision. Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die ...-- (Source of description not identified)

Rush Revere and the star-spangled banner [sound recording]

November 10, 2015
Limbaugh, Rush H., author, narrator.
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2015]
4 audio discs (approximately 5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by author.
Title from container.
Grab the reins and join Rush Revere, Liberty the horse, and the whole time-traveling crew in this patriotic historical adventure that takes them on an exciting trip to the past to the remarkable nation's most iconic symbols up close and personal.

Christmas bells [sound recording]

November 10, 2015
Chiaverini, Jennifer.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2015.
9 sound discs (10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Christina Moore.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
In present-day Boston, a dedicated teacher in the Watertown public school system is stunned by somber holiday tidings. Sophia's music program has been sacrificed to budget cuts, and she worries not only about her impending unemployment but also about the consequences to her underprivileged students. At the church where she volunteers as music director, Sophia tries to forget her cares as she leads the children's choir in rehearsal for a Christmas Eve concert. Inspired to honor a local artist, Sophia has chosen a carol set to a poem by Longfellow, moved by the glorious words he penned one Christmas Day long ago, even as he suffered great loss. In 1863 Cambridge, the peace and contentment of Longfellow's family circle was suddenly, tragically broken, cutting even deeper than the privations of wartime. Through the pain of profound loss and hardship, Longfellow's patriotism never failed, nor did the power of his language. "Christmas Bells," the poem he wrote that holiday, lives on, spoken as verse and sung as a hymn.

Front runner [sound recording]

November 10, 2015
Francis, Felix.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2015.
8 sound discs (9.75 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Martin Jarvis.
Title from disc label.
"A Dick Francis novel"--Container.
In his role as an undercover investigator for the British Horseracing Authority, Jeff Hinkley is approached by a multi-time champion jockey to discuss the delicate matter of losing races on purpose. Little does he know that the call will set off a lethal chain of events, including the apparent suicide of the jockey and an attempt on Hinkley's own life. Never one to leave suspicious events alone, Hinkley begins investigating the jockey and the races he may have thrown. But there are others out there who intend to prevent his inquiry from probing further. at any cost.

Elantris [sound recording]

November 10, 2015
Sanderson, Brandon.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2015.
24 sound discs (28.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Jack Garrett.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
Once the godlike rulers of the capital of Arelon, the inhabitans of Elantris have been imprisoned within themselves, unable to die after the city's magic failed years ago. But when a new prince falls victim to the curse, he refuses to accept his fate.

Tell the wolves I'm home [sound recording]

November 6, 2015
Brunt, Carol Rifka.
[Ashland, OR] : Blackstone Audio, p2012.
10 sound discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Amy Rubinate.
Title from disc label.
"Tracks Every 3 Minutes."
It is 1987, and only one person has ever truly understood fourteen-year-old June Elbus -- her uncle, the renowned painter Finn Weiss. Shy at school and distant from her older sister, June can only be herself in Finn's company; he is her godfather, confidant, and best friend. So when he dies, far too young, of a mysterious illness her mother can barely speak about, June's world is turned upside down. But Finn's death brings a surprise acquaintance into June's life -- someone who will help her to heal, and to question what she thinks she knows about Finn, her family, and even her own heart.

The bazaar of bad dreams [sound recording] : stories

November 5, 2015
King, Stephen, 1947- author.
New York : Audioworks/Simon & Schuster Audio, 2015.
16 sound discs (ca. 19 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Stephen King and various others.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Since his first collection "Nightshift" published thirty-five years ago, Stephen King has dazzled readers with his genius as a writer of short fiction. In this new collection he assembles, for the first time, recent stories that have never been published in a book. He introduces each with a passage about its origins or his motivations for writing it. Magnificent, eerie, utterly compelling, these stories comprise one of King's finest gifts to his constant reader, "I made them especially for you," says King.

Warheart [sound recording] : sword of truth : the conclusion

November 5, 2015
Goodkind, Terry.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, Inc., 2015.
13 sound discs (15 hr., 54 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Sam Tsoutsouvas.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
Soulmates, pawns of prophecy and inheritors of an ancient conflict, Richard and Kahlan's destinies have been bound together since their first encounter in Wizard's First Rule. But now Richard lies on a funeral bier--suspended between the worlds of life and death and Kahlan faces her greatest challenge. She must fight for Richard's very existence, and Richard, trapped in the underworld, must fight to keep the world of life from ending. Desperate sacrifices are required. This is the final battle in a war three-millennia old, a war that saw the Sword of Truth forged, a war that could mean the end, not only of their lives, but of their world.

The golem of Paris [sound recording]

November 4, 2015
Kellerman, Jonathan.
[Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape ; New York : Penguin Audio, [2015]
13 sound disc (15 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by John Rubinstein.
Compact discs.
"From two #1 bestselling masters of crime fiction comes an extraordinary thriller about family, murder, and the secrets that refuse to stay buried. It's been more than a year since LAPD detective Jacob Lev learned the remarkable truth about his family, and he's not coping well. He's back to drinking, he's not talking to his father, the LAPD Special Projects Department continues to shadow him, and the memory of a woman named Mai haunts him day and night. And while Jacob has tried to build a bridge to his mother, she remains a stranger to him, imprisoned inside her own tattered mind. Then he comes across the file for a gruesome unsolved murder that brings the two halves of his life into startling collision. Finding the killer will take him halfway around the world, to Paris--the city of romance, but also of gritty streets, behind the lights. It's a dangerous search for truth that plunges him into the past. And for Jacob Lev, there is no place more frightening. Jonathan Kellerman has long been known for his mastery of criminal psychology and his ability to create thrilling novels of nuanced drama and suspense. But in The Golem of Paris, he and Jesse Kellerman raise that suspense to a whole new level"-- Provided by publisher.

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