New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Fiction

June 22, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The namesake

June 20, 2018
Lahiri, Jhumpa.
Santa Ana, CA : Books on Tape, ℗2003.
9 audio discs (10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Sarita Choudhury.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
The Namesake takes the Ganguli family from their tradition-bound life in Calcutta through their fraught transformation into Americans. On the heels of their arranged wedding, Ashoke and Ashima Ganguli settle together in Cambridge, Massachusetts. An engineer by training, Ashoke adapts far less warily than his wife, who resists all things American and pines for her family. When their son is born, the task of naming him betrays the vexed results of bringing old ways to the new world. Named for a Russian writer by his Indian parents in memory of a catastrophe years before, Gogol Ganguli knows only that he suffers the burden of his heritage as well as his odd, antic name. Lahiri brings great empathy to Gogol as he stumbles along the first-generation path, strewn with conflicting loyalties, comic detours, and wrenching love affairs. With penetrating insight, she reveals not only the defining power of the names and expectations bestowed upon us by our parents, but also the means by which we slowly, sometimes painfully, come to define ourselves.

Princess [sound recording]

June 19, 2018
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
℗2018
6 audio discs (7 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Colin Mace of the 2018 book.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Princess Caroline, third in line to the British throne, needs Jack Morgan's skills. A close friend of the princess has gone missing, and she needs to be found before the media become aware of it. Morgan knows there is more to the case than he is being told. But what is the princess hiding?

The pharaoh key [sound recording]

June 19, 2018
Preston, Douglas J., author.
[New York] : Hachette Audio, [2018]
8 audio discs (9 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by David W. Collins.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Fresh off a diagnosis that gives him only months to live, Gideon Crew--brilliant scientist, master thief, and intrepid adventurer--is on the trail of a centuries-old stone tablet that will either save his life or bring it to a sudden, shocking close.

Probable claws

June 19, 2018
Brown, Rita Mae.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, 2018.
9 sound discs (10 hours,) : digital ; 4 3/4 inches.
Title from disc surface.
Compact disc.
Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen and her friends and animal companions pursue the threads of a mystery dating back to Virginia's post-Revolutionary past, when their 18th-century predecessors struggled with the challenges of the fledgling country. In the present day, Harry's new friendship with Marvella Lawson, doyenne of the Richmond art world, leads her to rediscover her own creative passions-and reveals evidence of an all too contemporary crime.

War storm

June 15, 2018
Aveyard, Victoria, author.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2018]
18 audio discs (22 hr., 15 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed Vikas Adam, Amanda Dolan, Saskia Maarleveld, Erin Spencer, and Charlie Thurston.
Compact discs.
Victory comes at a price. Mare Barrow learned this all too well when Cal's betrayal nearly destroyed her. Now determined to protect her heart--and secure freedom for Reds and newbloods like her--Mare resolves to overthrow the kingdom of Norta once and for all...starting with the crown on Maven's head.

Before and again : a novel

June 15, 2018
Delinsky, Barbara, author.
[New York] : Macmillan Audio, [2018]
12 audio discs (14 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Mary Stuart Masterson.
Compact discs.
Maggie Reid is living a lie, hiding from public scrutiny for a mistake she made years ago. But when standing by a friend could result in uncovering her past, Maggie has a tough choice to make.

The bishop's pawn : a novel

June 12, 2018
Berry, Steve, 1955- author, narrator.
℗2018
9 audio discs (11 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Scott Brick ; Bonus writer's cut read by the author.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone uncovers a disturbing link between a case from his past and the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. that risks innocent lives and threatens the legacy of the Civil Rights movement's iconic martyr.

The third victim

June 12, 2018
Margolin, Phillip, author.
[New York] : Macmillan Audio, [2018]
7 audio discs (9 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Thérèse Plummer.
Compact discs.
Legendary attorney Regina Barrister has agreed to defend a man charged with the murder of two women. But Regina has a secret that could threaten her reputation and her clients. Young attorney Robin Lockwood agrees to work for Barrister, but the details in the case don't quite add up.

The death of Mrs. Westaway

June 11, 2018
Ware, Ruth, author.
℗2018
12 audio discs (approximately 14 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Imogen Church.
Compact discs.
After erroneously receiving a mysterious letter about a large inheritance, Hal attends the funeral of the deceased and realizes that something is very, very wrong.

The crooked staircase [sound recording]

June 5, 2018
Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray), 1945- author.
[Grand Haven, Michigan] : Brilliance Audio, [2018]
13 audio discs (15 hr., 41 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Elisabeth Rodgers.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Battling an epidemic of murder-suicides has made rogue FBI agent Jane Hawk a wanted fugitive, relentlessly hunted by the government and by the secret cabal behind the plot. Propelled by her insistence on justice, she must confront the lethal forces arrayed against her.

Turbulence [sound recording]

June 5, 2018
Woods, Stuart, author.
New York : Penguin Audio, 2018.
6 audio discs (7 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Tony Roberts.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Stone Barrington is back in action, and back in the line of fire, in the newest thriller from perennial fan favorite and number one New York Times best selling author Stuart Woods.

Beach house reunion [sound recording]

June 5, 2018
Monroe, Mary Alice, author, narrator.
[New York, New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2018]
9 audio discs (approximately 11 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Three generations of the Rutledge family gather to find the strength, love, and commitment to forge new bonds that will endure long beyond one summer reunion.

The president is missing [sound recording] : a novel

June 4, 2018
Clinton, Bill, 1946- author.
[New York] : Hachette Audio, [2018]
11 audio discs (approximately 13 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Dennis Quaid, January LaVoy, Jeremy Davidson, and Mozhan Marnò.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
The White House is the home of the President of the United States, the most guarded, monitored, closely watched person in the world. So how could a US President vanish without a trace? And why would he choose to do so?

Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian lions [sound recording] : a novel

June 4, 2018
Giordano, Mario, 1963- author.
℗2018
8 audio discs (9 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Matt Addis.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Auntie Poldi, sassy, brassy and sixty, moves to Sicily for a quiet alcohol-fuelled retirement. A murder spoils her plans. This is the first novel in a charming new mystery series set in Sicily and laced with Italian sensuality and humor. It features an amateur sleuth, the sassy and foul-mouthed Auntie Poldi. Recently widowed Poldi moves to Sicily in order to quietly drink herself to death with a sea view, but fate intervenes. When she finds the corpse of a young man on the beach, his face blown off with a sawn-off shotgun, she becomes a potential suspect in his murder case. Poldi soon falls for the gorgeous Commissario Montana who has been assigned to lead the case. They form an investigative-and romantic-partnership. The delightful details of this romance, and the extreme awkwardness of Poldi's retelling it to her mortified nephew, are some of the novel's many high points. Sicily, a vivid backdrop, is an island of people obsessed with food. They talk passionately about which remote village produces the best olives, pistachio ice cream, oyster mushrooms, mandarins, and marzipan, and about which restaurant serves the best pasta al nero di sepia or canolli a la crema di ricotta. And there is never a direct reference to the mafia ("an invention of those fascists in the North"), even when confronted with murders committed with sawn-off shotguns.

The Moscow deception

May 30, 2018
Robards, Karen, author.
[Grand Haven, MI] : Brilliance Audio, 2018.
9 audio discs (10 hr., 27 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Julia Whelan.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
Clever, cunning and highly skilled--there's only one Bianca St. Ives and don't you dare forget it. Bianca St. Ives was recently put through the wringer, but she came out the same way she always does--the way her father trained her to--hungry for a fight. Still navigating the fallout from a shocking revelation that's left a network of assassins' crosshairs trained on her, Bianca's ready to take fate into her own hands. It's kill or be killed, and she's got her finger flush against the trigger. But as Bianca races to outmaneuver her tireless pursuers, her father loops her in on a job that might just do the trick: recover King Priam's Treasure, a collection of heavily guarded, priceless artifacts stolen by the Russians during World War II, and return it to Germany. Impossible? Maybe for some, but a high-risk heist is all in a day's work for Bianca St. Ives, especially when there's intel on the line--intel that could finally bring down the shadowy forces seeking to bury Bianca for good. Faced with threats that circle closer with every move she makes, she knows the stakes have never been higher, but when you're already living on borrowed time, you have to hustle if you want to live to see tomorrow.

The gray ghost

May 25, 2018
Cussler, Clive, author.
℗2018
9 audio discs (10.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Scott Brick.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
The grandson of a man who was wrongly accused of stealing a recovered Rolls Royce prototype a century earlier hires husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo to solve the mystery and clear his grandfather's name.

Jackrabbit smile

May 24, 2018
Lansdale, Joe R., 1951- author.
[New York] : Hachette Book Group, [2018]
5 audio discs (6 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Christopher Ryan Grant.
In container (15 cm.)
Compact discs.
Hap and Leonard investigate the disappearance of a revivalist cult leader's daughter.

Leah on the offbeat [sound recording]

May 24, 2018
Albertalli, Becky, author.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2018]
6 audio discs (7 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Shannon Purser.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Leah's drumming may be rhythmic, but her life is a little more offbeat. She's got a lot on her plate--a fracturing friend group, coming out as bisexual, art anxiety, prom, and applying to colleges.

Miss Julia raises the roof [sound recording]

May 23, 2018
Ross, Ann B., author.
℗2018
8 audio discs (9 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Cynthia Darlow.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
With her husband Sam off on a trip to Europe, Miss Julia takes a pause to reflect on the past few decades-realizing how the comforts and joys of her life can sometimes give way to boredom. Miss Julia reckons it's about time to roll up her sleeves and be of some use to her community. She's just considering how to get involved when she hears that the nosy do-gooder Madge Taylor and the new pastor Rucker are embarking on a mission to buy up the vacant house down the street from Miss Julia and establish a group home for wayward teenagers. No stranger to taking in the down-and-out herself, Miss Julia is shocked to learn Madge and the pastor never consulted her or anyone else in the neighborhood about their project-only a board of the church's congregants who don't live in the neighborhood, all instructed to keep the project a secret. Hazel Marie and Miss Julia's fears are confirmed when they start investigating, and find that Madge and her board of busybodies plan to proceed without much care for how to manage the home after they've built it, or whether it will be built to code in the first place-never mind that the house itself is ill suited for a bunch of teenagers to be living in it, barely supervised. Miss Julia must band together with friends and neighbors to take on nosy Madge and her steamrolling plans, while still being helpful to those in need.

The Moscow offensive : a novel

May 21, 2018
Brown, Dale, 1956- author.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, Inc., [2018]
11 audio discs (13 hr., 33 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Ryan Burke.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
America's first line of defense, Brad McLanahan and the heroes of the Iron Wolf Squadron, must counter a dangerous Russian strike from within the homeland in this cutting edge tale from the New York Times master of the high tech military thriller, Dale Brown.

By invitation only [sound recording] : a novel

May 18, 2018
Frank, Dorothea Benton, author.
℗2018
9 audio discs (10 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Susan Bennett, Courtney Patterson, and Sarah Naughton.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
A young woman from Chicago falls for the owner of a farm on Johns Island, a lush lowcountry paradise off the coast of South Carolina, and trades the bustle of cosmopolitan city life for the vagaries of a small Southern community.

Fade to black

May 18, 2018
Graham, Heather, author.
[Don Mills, Ontario, Canada] : Harlequin Audio, [2018]
7 audio discs (8 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Luke Daniels.
Title from disc surface.
Compact discs.
After one of her costars is murdered, cult television show host Marnie Davante is plagued by strange events. PI Bryan McFadden is reluctant to get involved in such a bizarre case but is compelled to help when it becomes obvious that Marnie is in grave danger.

Shelter in place

May 18, 2018
Roberts, Nora, author.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, Inc., [2018]
12 audio discs (15 hr., 23 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by January Lavoy.
Title from disc surface.
Compact discs.
A powerful tale of heart, heroism, and propulsive suspense.

The hellfire club [sound recording]

May 14, 2018
Tapper, Jake, author, narrator.
[New York] : Hachette Audio, [2018]
9 audio discs (10 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Charlie Marder is an unlikely Congressman. Thrust into office by his family ties after his predecessor died mysteriously, Charlie is struggling to navigate the dangerous waters of 1950s Washington, DC, alongside his young wife Margaret, a zoologist with ambitions of her own. But when Charlie discovers a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels of governance, he has to fight not only for his principles and his newfound political career, but for his life.

Bad men and wicked women

May 11, 2018
Dickey, Eric Jerome, author.
©℗2018
9 audio discs (approx. 11 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Dion Graham.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
"Ken Swift knows danger, but nowhere does he feel it more than in his tangled romances. Divorced from one woman, in love with another, and wrestling with a strong desire to get to know a third, his life is far from perfect, and it becomes all the more complicated when his troubled daughter resurfaces. Margaux is pregnant, bitter, and desperate: she needs $50,000 immediately, and she isn't above blackmailing Ken to get it. Yet even as the tension-filled father/daughter reunion escalates into a clashing of wills and desires that spread far beyond their family, Ken's latest contract spirals quickly out of control, and he finds it is not only his daughter looking to seek revenge."--Provided by publisher.

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