New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Fiction

July 22, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Falling [sound recording]

July 21, 2016
Green, Jane, 1968-
New York : Penguin Audio, 2016.
10 sound discs (12.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Eight years ago, Emma Montague left behind the strict confines, and rather dull boyfriend, of her upper-crust English life and moved to New York City, where she immediately found success in finance. But her soulless, cutthroat, all-consuming job was another life she didn't want. Answering an ad on Craigslist, Emma finds a tiny beach cottage in the small town of Westport, Connecticut. It needs work; lots of work. But it's the perfect project to satisfy Emma's passion for interior design and gardening, if her new landlord, Dominic, is agreeable to the small changes she yearns to make. To Emma, Dominic himself is somewhat of a fixer-upper. A local handyman with a six-year-old son, he's a world away from the men she should be interested in, but he's comfortable in his own skin, confident, quiet, and kind. And slowly, over a shared garden, time spent with his son, and late-night conversations, Emma finds herself falling for Dominic.

Truly madly guilty

July 21, 2016
Moriarty, Liane, author.
℗2016
14 audio discs [(17 hr.)] : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Caroline Lee.
Title from disc.
Compact disc.
Sam and Clementine have a wonderful, albeit, busy life: they have two little girls, Sam has just started a new dream job, and Clementine, a cellist, is busy preparing for the audition of a lifetime. If there's anything they can count on, it's each other. Clementine and Erika are each other's oldest friends. A single look between them can convey an entire conversation. But theirs is a complicated relationship, so when Erika mentions a last minute invitation to a barbecue with her neighbors, Tiffany and Vid, Clementine and Sam don't hesitate. Having Tiffany and Vid's larger than life personalities there will be a welcome respite. Two months later, it won't stop raining, and Clementine and Sam can't stop asking themselves the question: What if we hadn't gone?

Little black dress

July 21, 2016
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
New York, NY : Hachette Audio, [2016]
3 audio discs (approximately 2.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Helen Wick.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Magazine editor Jane Avery spends her nights alone with Netflix and Oreos, until the Dress turns her loose. Suddenly she's surrendering to dark desires, and New York City has become her erotic playground. But what began as a fantasy will go too far, and her next conquest could be her last.

United as one

July 21, 2016
Lore, Pittacus, author.
New York, NY : Harper Audio, [2016]
10 audio discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Neil Kaplan, Devon Sorvari, Bruce Thomas.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
This action packed series comes to a surprising, breathtaking, and utterly satisfying conclusion. The Garde didn't start this war, but they'll do whatever it takes to end it once and for all.

Before the fall

July 21, 2016
Hawley, Noah, author.
New York : Hachette Audio, [2016]
10 audio discs (approximately 13 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Robert Petkoff.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
"On a foggy summer night, eleven people -- ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter -- depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs -- the painter -- and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy and powerful media mogul's family. With chapters weaving between the aftermath of the crash and the backstories of the passengers and crew members -- including a Wall Street titan and his wife, a Texan-born party boy just in from London, a young woman questioning her path in life, and a career pilot -- the mystery surrounding the tragedy heightens. As the passengers' intrigues unravel, odd coincidences point to a conspiracy. Was it merely by dumb chance that so many influential people perished? Or was something far more sinister at work? Events soon threaten to spiral out of control in an escalating storm of media outrage and accusations. And while Scott struggles to cope with fame that borders on notoriety, the authorities scramble to salvage the truth from the wreckage."

Guilty minds

July 21, 2016
Finder, Joseph, author.
©2016.
8 sound discs (9.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Holter Graham.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Private intelligence operative, Nick Heller is called in to help out in a delicate, potentially explosive situation. The chief justice of the Supreme Court is about to be defamed by a powerful gossip website called Slander Sheet, which specializes in dirt on celebs. In mere days they will publish an exposé documenting that the chief justice had liaisons with an escort, paid for by a wealthy casino mogul - who recently had a case before the court. Nick has forty-eight hours to prove the story is baseless. But when the call girl is found murdered, the case takes an unexpected and dangerous turn.

Chance developments [sound recording]

July 20, 2016
McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2016.
5 sound discs (5.25 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Jamie Jackson, John Keating, Robert Ian Mackenzie, Davina Porter, and Graham Rowat.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
While gathering material for a photography book about Edinburgh, Alexander McCall Smith found himself inspired to create stories about the people captured in a number of particularly striking photos. A smiling girl leading a younger girl astride a pony, and a boy in a kilt on a tricycle beside them, gives rise to a story of a lifelong romance between the two riders. A dapper, roguish-looking man perching on a lady's knee sparks the story of a ventriloquist and an animal handler who work in a circus, and who, under the most delightfully unexpected circumstances, fall in love. The image of a woman haloed by light in a train station becomes the lighthearted tale of a nun's decision to leave the sisterhood and discover what the big city has to offer. Charming and poignant, this collection is brimming with the flourishes of grace and humor that could only come from the pen of Alexander McCall Smith.

Wars of the Roses. Bloodline [sound recording]

July 15, 2016
Iggulden, Conn.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2016.
12 sound discs (14.75 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by John Curless.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
Winter 1461--Richard Duke of York is dead, his ambitions in ruins, his head spiked on the walls of the city. King Henry VI is still held prisoner. His Lancastrian Queen rides south with an army of victorious northerners, accompanied by painted warriors from the Scottish Highlands. With the death of York, Margaret and her army seem unstoppable. Yet in killing the father, Margaret has unleashed the sons. Edward of March, now Duke of York, proclaims himself England's rightful king. Factions form and tear apart as snow falls. Through blood and treason, through broken men and vengeful women, brother shall confront brother, king shall face king. Two men can always claim a crown. Only one can keep it.

Make me love you [sound recording]

July 15, 2016
Lindsey, Johanna.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2016.
8 sound discs (9.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Beverley A. Crick.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
One duel could be considered a matter of honor, but three duels are attempted murder! With enlightened society outraged at such reckless behavior among young noblemen, the Prince Regent orders Robert Whitworth, the earl of Tamdon's heir, and Lord Dominic Wolfe to end their dispute by allying their families through marriage. Whichever party refuses to comply will forfeit his lands and title. Whitworth relishes the idea of sending his younger sister Brooke to his enemy's remote estate. He knows the Wolf will reject her as a bride, thereby losing his wealth and status. The Wolf, however, is determined to scare away the Whitworth chit. With dueling no longer an available means of destroying the man he abhors, he will be satisfied to see him lose his lands and title. But he hadn't expected his enemy's sister to be so resourceful or resilient. Brooke Whitworth has been dreaming of her first Season in London because she intends to win a husband who will take her far away from her unloving family. Instead, she is being sent to the Yorkshire moors to wed a mysterious nobleman whose family is cursed and who has thrice tried to kill her brother. But there's no room in her heart for fear; this man is her means of escape. She will make him love her!

Swept away

July 15, 2016
Carr, Robyn, author.
©2005
9 audio discs (10.25 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Thérèse Plummer.
Compact discs.
Jennifer Chaise is proud of her life. Coming from nothing, she's used her beauty to her advantage and is swept up in a glamorous world of wealth and privilege as the mistress of a high-flying businessman. But when she walks in on a violent scene in their Las Vegas hotel room, Jennifer knows she can no longer ignore the truth about her boyfriend and she flees. Desperate to escape the men searching for her, she invents a whole new persona--with a new look and a new name--as she hides out in a small Nevada town. Working as a waitress in the local diner, she finds a mentor in Louise, a retired professor who takes her in. As Jennifer begins to embrace a new life, she realizes how much was missing from her old one: a sense of community and purpose ... But it's not easy to simply disappear. Her neighbor Alex is a cop, and while he's friendly enough, he may also suspect that Jennifer is not what she seems. Although she is under constant threat of being discovered, Jennifer is surprised to realize that, for the first time, she's genuinely happy. Suddenly this real world is all she wants. But will it be enough when her past catches up with her?

The weekenders : a novel

July 14, 2016
Andrews, Mary Kay, 1954- author.
℗2016
12 audio discs (15 hr., 30 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kathleen McInerney.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
When Riley Griggs is waiting for her husband to arrive at the ferry one Friday afternoon, she is instead served with papers informing her that her island home is being foreclosed. To make matters worse, her husband is nowhere to be found. She turns to her island friends for help and support, but each of them has their own secrets and the clock is ticking as the mystery deepens.

Night and day

July 13, 2016
Johansen, Iris, author.
[Prince Frederick, MD] : Recorded Books, LLC, [2016]
10 audio discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by Elisabeth Rodgers.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
Protecting Cara Delaney from the enemies who want her dead leads Eve to be their target. It will take everything she has to rescue Cara, and doing so will put that which is dearest to her at risk.

The trial

July 13, 2016
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
℗2016
3 audio discs (approximately 2.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by January LaVoy.
Title from disc surface.
"BookShots"--Disc surface.
"I'm not on trial. San Francisco is." An accused murderer called Kingfisher is about to go on trial for his life. Or is he? By unleashing unexpected violence on the lawyers, jurors, and police involved in the case, he has paralyzed the city. Detective Lindsay Boxer and the Women's Murder Club are caught in the eye of the storm. Now comes a courtroom shocker you will never see coming.

Rampage

July 13, 2016
Sandford, John, 1944 February 23- author.
New York : Random House/Listening Library, [2016]
7 audio discs (9 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by Tara Sands.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
"Teen activist Shay and her brother Odin are closing in on Singular Corp. and ready to shut down the evil conglomerate once and for all"-- Provided by publisher.

White bone : a novel

July 12, 2016
Pearson, Ridley, author.
Grand Haven, Michigan : Brilliance Audio, [2016]
8 audio discs (9 hr., 25 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Todd Haberkorn.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
When ex-military contractor John Knox receives a text from partner Grace Chu warning that she fears her cover may have been blown while on assignment, he jumps into action. Knox must locate her overseas handlers, convince them of the threat, and then attempt to retrace the well hidden steps of a woman who had been attempting to determine how one million euros' worth of AIDS vaccine disappeared, all while eluding angry poachers on a parallel trail.

Journey to Munich [sound recording]

July 11, 2016
Winspear, Jacqueline, 1955- author.
℗2016.
8 audio discs (9 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Orlagh Cassidy.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Working with the British Secret Service on an undercover mission, Maisie Dobbs is sent to Hitler's Germany in this thrilling the twelfth novel in Jacqueline Winspear's bestselling series. The Secret Service wants Maisie to retrieve a British prisoner set for release from Dachau, on the outskirts of Munich. The British government is not alone in its interest in Maisie's travel plans. Her nemesis - the man she holds responsible for her husband's death - has learned of her journey, and is also desperate for her help. Traveling into the heart of Nazi Germany, Maisie encounters unexpected dangers - and finds herself questioning whether it's time to return to the work she loved. But the Secret Service may have other ideas.

The long cosmos [sound recording]

July 11, 2016
Pratchett, Terry, author.
New York, NY : Harper Audio, [2016]
10 audio discs (12 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Michael Fenton Stevens.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
It's 2070-71. Nearly six decades after Step Day, and in the Long Earth the new Next posthuman society continues to evolve. For Joshua Valiente, now in his late 60s, it is time to take one last solo journey into the High Meggers. An adventure that turns into a disaster. Alone and facing death, his only hope of salvation lies with a group of trolls.

They may not mean to, but they do [sound recording] : a novel

July 11, 2016
Schine, Cathleen.
New York : Macmillan Audio, 2016.
7 sound discs (8.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Cynthia Darlow.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
With sympathy, humor, and truth, Cathleen Schine explores the intrusion of old age into a large and loving family. A radiantly compassionate look at three generations, all coming of age together.

The games

July 8, 2016
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
℗2016
7 audio discs (approximately 480 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jay Snyder.
Title from disc label.
"Two years ago Jack Morgan, the head of the renowned worldwide investigation firm Private, was in charge of security for the World Cup. During the championship match, the action nearly spilled from the field into the stands. Fortunately, Jack and his Private team averted disaster on soccer's biggest stage. Now he has returned to Rio to secure the Olympics. But before the torch is lit, the threats come fast and furious when Jack discovers that someone in Brazil will stop at nothing to sabotage the games. As the opening ceremonies near, Jack must sprint to the finish line to defuse a lethal plot set in motion during the World Cup that could decimate Rio, and turn the Olympics from a worldwide celebration into a deadly spectacle."--Provided by publisher.

A hero of France : a novel

July 8, 2016
Furst, Alan, author.
©2016
7 audio discs (approximately 8 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Daniel Gerroll.
Compact disc.
"Alan Furst brings Paris and occupied France to life, along with courageous citizens who outmaneuver collaborators, informers, blackmailers, and spies, risking everything to fulfill perilous clandestine missions."-- Provided by publisher.

The nest : a novel

July 8, 2016
Sweeney, Cynthia D'Aprix, author.
℗2016
9 audio discs (11 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Mia Barron.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
It is a warm, funny, and acutely perceptive debut novel about four adult siblings and the fate of the shared inheritance that has shaped their choices and their lives. Years of simmering tensions finally reach a breaking point after an ensuing accident endangers the Plumbs' joint trust fund, which they are months away from finally receiving. The Plumb siblings have been counting on the money to solve a number of self-inflicted problems. Brought together as never before, Leo, Melody, Jack, and Beatrice must grapple with old resentments, present-day truths, and the significant emotional and financial toll of the accident, as well as finally acknowledge the choices they have made in their own lives. Sweeney brings a remarkable cast of characters to life to illuminate what money does to relationships, what happens to our ambitions over the course of time, and the fraught yet unbreakable ties we share with those we love.

Outrage

July 1, 2016
Sandford, John, 1944 February 23- author.
New York : Random House/Listening Library, [2015]
8 audio discs (9.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Tara Sands.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
John Sandford and Michele Cook follow up their New York Times bestseller, UNCAGED, with the next nail-biting installment in The Singular Menace series. Perfect for fans of The Maze Runner! Shay Remby and her gang of renegades have struck a blow to the Singular Corporation. When they rescued Shay's brother, Odin, from a secret Singular lab, they also liberated a girl. Singular has been experimenting on her, trying to implant a U.S. senator's memories into her brain with partial success. Fenfang is now a girl who literally knows too much. Can the knowledge brought by ex-captives Odin and Fenfang help Shay and her friends expose the crimes of this corrupt corporation? Singular has already killed one of Shay's band to protect their secrets. How many more will die before the truth is exposed?--From the Hardcover edition.

LaRose

July 1, 2016
Erdrich, Louise, author, narrator.
℗2016
12 audio discs (14.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc label.
North Dakota, late summer, 1999. Landreaux Iron stalks a deer along the edge of the property bordering his own. He shoots with easy confidence -- but when the buck springs away, Landreaux realizes he's hit something else, a blur he saw as he squeezed the trigger. When he staggers closer, he realizes he has killed his neighbor's five-year-old son, Dusty Ravich. The youngest child of his friend and neighbor, Peter Ravich, Dusty was best friends with Landreaux's five-year-old son, LaRose. The two families have always been close, sharing food, clothing, and rides into town; their children played together despite going to different schools; and Landreaux's wife, Emmaline, is half sister to Dusty's mother, Nola. Horrified at what he's done, the recovered alcoholic turns to an Ojibwe tribe tradition -- the sweat lodge -- for guidance, and finds a way forward. Following an ancient means of retribution, he and Emmaline will give LaRose to the grieving Peter and Nola. "Our son will be your son now," they tell them. LaRose is quickly absorbed into his new family. Plagued by thoughts of suicide, Nola dotes on him, keeping her darkness at bay. His fierce, rebellious new "sister," Maggie, welcomes him as a co-conspirator who can ease her volatile mother's terrifying moods. Gradually he's allowed shared visits with his birth family, whose sorrow mirrors the Raviches' own. As the years pass, LaRose becomes the linchpin linking the Irons and the Raviches, and eventually their mutual pain begins to heal. But when a vengeful man with a long-standing grudge against Landreaux begins raising trouble, hurling accusations of a cover-up the day Dusty died, he threatens the tenuous peace that has kept these two fragile families whole.

First comes love

June 30, 2016
Giffin, Emily, author.
℗2016
10 audio discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Emily Foster and Catherine Taber.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
"Meredith thought she'd done it all right - married the perfect man, had the perfect daughter - but as she grows increasingly restless, she can't help but wonder if she got the love part wrong. Josie has been happily single for years, but she wants a child of her own so much she's one bad Match.com date away from heading straight for the baby carriage all on her own. The sisters, whose relationship was strained by the tragic death of their older brother over a decade ago, find that they need each other more than they realized"-- Provided by publisher.

Born of legend [sound recording]

June 30, 2016
Kenyon, Sherrilyn, 1965-
[New York] : Macmillan Audio, 2016.
24 sound discs (30 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Fred Berman.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Hunted. Hated. Betrayed. Dagger Ixur is on the run for his life. As one of the most recognizable members of his royal house, he has a bounty on his head that guarantees him no quarter from any friend or even family. Surrender isn't in him. He will fight to the bitter end. A resolve that is sorely tested when he narrowly escapes a trap that leaves him severely wounded. With what he believes is his dying breath, he saves a boy born to an extinct race from a group out to enslave the kid for his legendary abilities.

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