New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Fiction

January 13, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The Kid

January 12, 2017
Hansen, Ron, 1947- author.
[Ashland, OR] : Blackstone Audio, [2016]
9 audio discs (approximately 11 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Mark Bramhall.
Title from disc surface.
Compact discs.
Ron Hansen showcases his masterful research and inimitable style as he breathes life into history, bringing listeners back into the late 1800s and into Billy the kid's boyhood as a ranch hand just trying to wrest a fortune from an unforgiving landscape. Listeners are with Billy in every gunfight and horse theft, and they get to know him in full before his grand death in a hail of bullets in 1881 at the age of twenty-one.

The fate of the Tearling : a novel

January 11, 2017
Johansen, Erika, author.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2016]
16 audio discs (19.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Polly Lee.
Compact discs.
The thrilling conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Tearling trilogy. In less than a year, Kelsea Glynn has transformed from a gawky teenager into a powerful monarch. As she has come into her own as the Queen of the Tearling, the headstrong, visionary leader has also transformed her realm. In her quest to end corruption and restore justice, she has made many enemies--including the evil Red Queen, her fiercest rival, who has set her armies against the Tear. To protect her people from a devastating invasion, Kelsea did the unthinkable--she gave herself and her magical sapphires to her enemy--and named the Mace, the trusted head of her personal guards, regent in her place. But the Mace will not rest until he and his men rescue their sovereign, imprisoned in Mortmesne. Now, as the suspenseful endgame begins, the fate of Queen Kelsea--and the Tearling itself--will finally be revealed.

Reckless creed

January 10, 2017
Kava, Alex.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, ℗2016.
6 audio discs (7 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Graham Winton.
Title from disc label.
"A Ryder Creed novel"--Container.
In Chicago, a young man jumps from his thirtieth-story hotel room; along the Missouri river, a hunter and his son stumble upon a lake whose surface is littered with snow geese, all of them dead; and in southern Alabama, Ryder Creed and his search-and-rescue dog Grace find the body of a young woman who went missing in the Conecuh National Forest--and it appears she filled her pockets with rocks and walked into the river. Before long Ryder Creed and FBI profiler Maggie O'Dell will discover the ominous connection among these mysterious deaths. What they find may be the most prolific killer the United States has ever known.

Half the world

January 10, 2017
Abercrombie, Joe, author.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2015]
11 audio discs (13 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by John Keating.
Unabridged.
"With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container.
Thorn is a fifteen-year-old girl in training for the king's army. But even as she's learning the ways of war, she's also growing up and falling in love for the first time.

Breakfast of champions

January 10, 2017
Vonnegut, Kurt, author.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, [2015]
6 audio discs (6 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by John Malkovich.
Compact discs.
Dwayne Hoover, a Midwest car dealer, loses his mind when he becomes convinced that Kilgore Trout's fiction is actually reality. As Hoover dives deeper into his madness, he unwittingly makes a satirical commentary on American social issues.

Black & blue

January 9, 2017
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
©2016
3 audio discs (approximately 3 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Federay Holmes.
Compact discs.
Authors from the container.
A killer is abducting women and leaving their bodies to be discovered in the Georges River near Sydney. Detective Harriet Blue hates to see a predator go free. And she's eager to bring this one down. But this time, she just may have met her match.

The Christmas mystery

January 9, 2017
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
℗2016
3 audio discs (approximately 3.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jean Brassard.
Compact discs.
"A Detective Luc Moncrief story"--Container.
In the heart of the holiday season, priceless paintings have vanished from a Park Avenue murder scene. Now, dashing French detective Luc Moncrief must become a quick study in the art of the steal-before a coldblooded killer paints the town red.

Private : the royals

January 9, 2017
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
©2016
3 audio discs (ca. 2.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Christian Coulson and Jay Snyder.
Compact discs.
Authors from container.
Private is the most elite detective agency in the world. But when kidnappers threaten to execute a Royal Family member in front of the Queen, Jack Morgan and his team have just 24 hours to stop them. Or heads will roll, literally.

The seventh plague

January 9, 2017
Rollins, James, 1961- author.
[New York] : Harper Audio, [2016]
11 audio discs (13 hours, 30 minutes) ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Christian Baskous.
Title from container.
"Two years after vanishing into the Sudanese desert, the leader of a British archeological expedition, Professor Harold McCabe, comes stumbling out of the sands, frantic and delirious, but he dies before he can tell his story. The mystery deepens when an autopsy uncovers a bizarre corruption: someone had begun to mummify the professor's body--while he was still alive. His strange remains are returned to London for further study, when alarming news arrives from Egypt. The medical team who had performed the man's autopsy has fallen ill with an unknown disease, one that is quickly spreading throughout Cairo. Fearing the worst, a colleague of the professor reaches out to a longtime friend: Painter Crowe, the director of Sigma Force. The call is urgent, for Professor McCabe had vanished into the desert while searching for proof of the ten plagues of Moses. As the pandemic grows, a disturbing question arises."--Provided by publisher.

The midnight bell

January 9, 2017
Higgins, Jack, 1929-
[Grand Haven, MI] : Brilliance Audio, Inc., 2016.
6 audio discs (7 hours and 44 minutes) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Michael Page.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
"In Washington, D.C., on a night full of rain, a woman is struck down and killed by a hit-and-run driver. But she is not just any woman, she is the assistant to the head of the secret White House department known only as the Basement. And she had secrets of her own. In the Virgin Islands, former president Jake Cazalet receives a warning. He is recuperating on a diving trip after successfully helping Sean Dillon and the rest of the 'Prime Minister's private army' defeat an Al Qaeda operation in London. But though AQ may be weakened and facing competition from other terrorist upstarts, it is far from dead, and it intends to prove it. Soon the ripples from these two events will spread and overlap, not only in Washington but around the world. Everyone involved will find themselves in the most desperate battle of their lives."--Provided by publisher.

Curtain of death

January 9, 2017
Griffin, W. E. B.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, Inc., [2016]
9 audio discs (10 hr., 28 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Alexander Cendese.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
"January 1946: Two WACs leave an officers' club in Munich, and four Soviet NKGB agents kidnap them at knifepoint in the parking lot and shove them in the back of an ambulance. That is the agents' first mistake, and their last. One of the WACs, a blond woman improbably named Claudette Colbert, works for the new Directorate of Central Intelligence, and three of the men end up dead and the fourth wounded. The 'incident, ' however, will send shock waves rippling up and down the line and have major repercussions not only for her, but for her boss, James Cronley, Chief, DCI-Europe, and everybody involved in their still-evolving enterprise. For although the Germans may have been defeated, Cronley and his company are on the front lines of an entirely different kind of war now. The enemy has changed, the rules have changed--and the stakes have never been higher."--Provided by publisher.

Behind closed doors : a novel

January 9, 2017
Paris, B. A., author.
℗2016
7 audio discs (8 hours, 30 minutes) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Georgia Maguire.
Title from container.
"Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You might not want to like them, but you do. You'd like to get to know Grace better. But it's difficult, because you realise Jack and Grace are never apart. Some might call this true love. Others might ask why Grace never answers the phone. Or how she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn't work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim. And why there are bars on one of the bedroom windows. Sometimes, the perfect marriage is the perfect lie."--Provided by publisher.

The girl from the train

January 9, 2017
Joubert, Irma.
[Nashville, Tenn.] : Thomas Nelson ; Grand Haven, Mich. : Distributed by Brilliance Audio ; Prince Frederick, MD : Distributed by Recorded Books, ℗2015.
14 audio discs (11 hr., 57 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Sarah Zimmerman.
Translation of: Meisje uit de trein.
Compact disc.
"Six-year-old Gretl and her sister jump from a train bound for Auschwitz, her mother and grandmother unable to squeeze between the bars covering the windows. The daughter of a German soldier, Gretl understands very little about how her grandmothers Jewishness brought her first to the ghetto, then to the train, and now, to the Polish countryside where she wanders, searching for food and water for her dying sister. Soon, Gretl finds refuge with Jakob, a Polish freedom fighter, and his family, where she is sheltered until the end of the war; Gretl is then sent away to a new life, a new name, and a new faith in Apartheid-era South Africa. As she comes of age in this strange place, she confronts its prejudices as she hides the truth of her past from her new family. When Jakob makes his way to South Africa many years later, Gretl and Jakob are reunited in a love story that transcends time and distance and survives the ravages of hatred and war"-- Provided by publisher.

Below the belt

January 6, 2017
Woods, Stuart, author.
℗2017
7 audio discs (8 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Tony Roberts.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
When he does a favor for an old friend which involves damaging information that could cause an explosive quagmire for those in the highest offices, Stone Barrington may hold the key not just to one man's fate, but to the fate of the nation.

Liberty's last stand

January 6, 2017
Coonts, Stephen, 1946- author.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, [2016]
14 audio discs (17 hr., 7 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Eric G. Dove.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
Jake Grafton and Tommy Carmellini suddenly find themselves on the wrong side of the law when a public act of violence throws the country into chaos just before a presidential election. After martial law is declared and rioting begins, Grafton and Carmellini must risk everything to unravel a massive conspiracy and help a new resistance movement rise up against an unimaginable enemy.

The Obsidian chamber : a Pendergast novel

December 28, 2016
Preston, Douglas J., author.
New York : Hachette Audio ; Prince Frederick, MD : Distributed by Recorded Books, ℗2016.
11 audio discs (approximately 13 hours) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by René Auberjonois.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
"After a harrowing, otherworldly confrontation on the shores of Exmouth, Massachusetts, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is missing, presumed dead. Sick with grief, his ward, Constance, retreats to her chambers beneath the family mansion at 891 Riverside Drive -- only to be taken captive by a shadowy figure from the past. Proctor, Pendergast's longtime bodyguard, springs to action, chasing Constance's kidnapper through cities, across oceans, and into wastelands unknown. And by the time Proctor discovers the truth, a terrifying engine has stirred, and it may already be too late."-- Provided by publisher.

Swing time

December 28, 2016
Smith, Zadie, author.
℗2016
11 audio discs (14 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Pippa Bennett-Warner.
Title from disc.
Compact disc.
"Two brown girls dream of being dancers--but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time, about black bodies and black music, what constitutes a tribe, or makes a person truly free. It's a close but complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in their early twenties, never to be revisited, but never quite forgotten, either. Tracey makes it to the chorus line but struggles with adult life, while her friend leaves the old neighborhood behind, traveling the world as an assistant to a famous singer, Aimee, observing close up how the one percent live. But when Aimee develops grand philanthropic ambitions, the story moves from London to West Africa, where diaspora tourists travel back in time to find their roots, young men risk their lives to escape into a different future, the women dance just like Tracey--the same twists, the same shakes--and the origins of a profound inequality are not a matter of distant history, but a present dance to the music of time"-- Provided by publisher.

This was a man

December 28, 2016
Archer, Jeffrey, 1940- author.
℗2016
10 audio discs (13 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Alex Jennings.
Title from disc label.
The story opens with a shot being fired, but who pulled the trigger, and who lives and who dies? In Whitehall, Giles Barrington discovers the truth about his wife Karin from the Cabinet Secretary. Is she a spy or a pawn in a larger game? Harry Clifton sets out to write his magnum opus, while his wife Emma completes her ten years as Chairman of the Bristol Royal Infirmary, and receives an unexpected call from Margaret Thatcher offering her a job. Sebastian Clifton becomes chairman of Farthings Kaufman bank, but only after Hakim Bishara has to resign for personal reasons. Sebastian and Samantha's talented daughter, Jessica, is expelled from the Slade School of Fine Art, but her aunt Grace comes to her rescue. Meanwhile, Lady Virginia is about to flee the country to avoid her creditors when the Duchess of Hertford dies, and she sees another opportunity to clear her debts and finally trump the Cliftons and Barringtons.

Tom Clancy : true faith and allegiance

December 28, 2016
Greaney, Mark, author.
[Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape ; New York : Random House Audio, [2016]
16 audio discs (19 hr., 38 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Scott Brick.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
It begins with a family dinner in Princeton, New Jersey. After months at sea, U.S. Navy Commander Scott Hagan, captain of the USS James Greer, is on leave when he is attacked by an armed man in a crowded restaurant. Hagan is shot, but he manages to fight off the attacker. Though severely wounded, the gunman reveals he is a Russian whose brother was killed when his submarine was destroyed by Commander Hagan's ship. Hagan demands to know how the would-be assassin knew his exact location, but the man dies before he says more. In the international arrivals section of Tehran Imam Khomeini airport, a Canadian businessman puts his fingerprint on a reader while chatting pleasantly with the customs official. Seconds later he is shuffled off to interrogation. He is actually an American CIA operative who has made this trip into Iran more than a dozen times, but now the Iranians have his fingerprints and know who he is. He is now a prisoner of the Iranians.

Victoria

December 28, 2016
Goodwin, Daisy, author.
℗2016
10 audio discs (12.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Anna Wilson-Jones.
Includes a bonus conversation with the author.
Compact discs.
In 1837, less than a month after her eighteenth birthday, Alexandrina Victoria, sheltered, small in stature, and female, became Queen of Great Britain and Ireland. Many thought it was preposterous: Alexandrina, Drina to her family, had always been tightly controlled by her mother and her household, and was surely too unprepossessing to hold the throne. Yet from the moment her uncle William IV died, the young Queen startled everyone: abandoning her hated first name in favor of Victoria; insisting, for the first time in her life, on sleeping in a room apart from her mother; resolute about meeting with her ministers alone.

Moonglow : a novel

December 21, 2016
Chabon, Michael, author.
℗2016
12 audio discs (14 3/4 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by George Newbern.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
"Moonglow unfolds as the deathbed confession of a man the narrator refers to only as "my grandfather." It is a tale of madness, of war and adventure, of sex and marriage and desire, of existential doubt and model rocketry, of the shining aspirations and demonic underpinnings of American technological accomplishment at midcentury, and, above all, of the destructive impact--and the creative power--of keeping secrets and telling lies"--Provided by publisher.

I'll take you there : a novel

December 21, 2016
Lamb, Wally, author.
℗2016
6 audio discs (7 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by George Guidall.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
[This story] centers on Felix, a film scholar who runs a Monday night movie club in what was once a vaudeville theater. One evening, while setting up a film in the projectionist booth, he's confronted by the ghost of Lois Weber, a trailblazing motion picture director from Hollywood's silent film era. Lois invites Felix to revisit-- and in some cases relive-- scenes from his past as they are projected onto the cinema's big screen. In these magical movies, the medium of film becomes the lens for Felix to reflect on the women who profoundly impacted his life. There's his daughter Aliza, a Gen Y writer for New York Magazine who is trying to align her post-modern feminist beliefs with her lofty career ambitions; his sister, Frances, with whom he once shared a complicated bond of kindness and cruelty; and Verna, a fiery would-be contender for the 1951 Miss Rheingold competition, a beauty contest sponsored by a Brooklyn-based beer manufacturer that became a marketing phenomenon for two decades. At first unnerved by these ethereal apparitions, Felix comes to look forward to his encounters with Lois, who is later joined by the spirits of other celluloid muses. Against the backdrop of a kaleidoscopic convergence of politics and pop culture, family secrets, and Hollywood iconography, Felix gains an enlightened understanding of the pressures and trials of the women closest to him, and of the feminine ideals and feminist realities that all women, of every era, must face."--Provided by publisher.

Black water : a novel

December 21, 2016
Doughty, Louise, 1963- author.
Grand Haven, Michigan : Brilliance Audio, [2016]
10 audio discs (12 hr., 47 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Richard Burnip.
Compact discs.
"A literary thriller set in Indonesia about a former mercenary dealing with the consequences of his dark past, and with the real secret of what he did during the massacres of the Communists and ethnic Chinese in 1965"-- Provided by publisher.

Seduced

December 21, 2016
White, Randy Wayne, author.
©2016
8 audio discs (9 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Renée Raudman.
Title from container.
"A Hannah Smith novel"--Container.
"A fishing guide and part-time investigator, Hannah Smith is a tall, strong Florida woman descended from many generations of the same. But the problem before her now is much older even than that. Five hundred years ago, Spanish conquistadors planted the first orange seeds in Florida, but now the whole industry is in trouble. The trees are dying at the root, weakened by infestation and genetic manipulation, and the only solution might be somehow, somewhere, to find samples of the original root stock. No one is better equipped to traverse the swamps and murky backcountry of Florida than Hannah, but once word leaks out of her quest, the trouble begins. "There are people who will kill to find a direct descendant of those first seeds," a biologist warns her--and it looks like his words may be all too prophetic"-- Provided by publisher.

Cross the line

December 14, 2016
Patterson, James, 1947-
New York : Hachette Audio, 2016.
7 audio discs (approximately 8 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Ryan Vincent Anderson, Pete Bradbury.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Shots ring out in the early morning hours in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. When the smoke clears, a prominent police official lies dead, leaving the city's police force scrambling for answers. Under pressure from the mayor, Alex Cross steps into the leadership vacuum to crack the case. But before Cross can make any headway, a brutal crime wave sweeps across the region. The deadly scenes share only one common thread; the victims are all criminals. And the only thing more dangerous than a murderer without a conscience is a killer who thinks he has justice on his side. As Cross pursues an adversary who has appointed himself judge, jury, and executioner, he must take the law back into his own hands before the city he's sworn to protect descends into utter chaos.

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