New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Fiction

August 29, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Make me [sound recording] : a Jack Reacher novel

August 28, 2015
Child, Lee.
[New York] : Random House Audio, 2015.
12 sound discs (14 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Dick Hill.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
'Why is this town called Mother's Rest?' That's all Reacher wants to know. But no one will tell him. It's a tiny place hidden in a thousand square miles of wheat fields, with a railroad stop, and sullen and watchful people, and a worried woman named Michelle Chang, who mistakes him for someone else: her missing partner in a private investigation she thinks must have started small and then turned lethal. Reacher has no particular place to go, and all the time in the world to get there and there's something about Chang; so he teams up with her and starts to ask around. He thinks: How bad can this thing be? But before long he's plunged into a desperate race through LA, Chicago, Phoenix, and San Francisco, and through the hidden parts of the internet, up against thugs and assassins every step of the way, right back to where he started, in Mother's Rest, where he must confront the worst nightmare he could imagine. Walking away would have been easier.

Robert B. Parker's the devil wins [sound recording]

August 28, 2015
Coleman, Reed Farrel, 1956-
[Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape ; New York : Random House Audio, [2015]
7 sound discs (8 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by James Naughton.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
In the wake of a huge storm, three bodies are discovered in the rubble of an abandoned factory building in an industrial part of Paradise known as The Swap. One body, a man's, wrapped in a blue tarp, is only hours old. But found within feet of that body are the skeletal remains of two teenage girls who had gone missing during a Fourth of July celebration twenty-five years earlier. Not only does that crime predate Jesse Stone's arrival in Paradise, but the dead girls were close friends of Jesse's right hand, Officer Molly Crane. And things become even more complicated when one of the dead girls' mothers returns to Paradise to bury her daughter and is promptly murdered. It's up to Police Chief Jesse Stone to pull away the veil of the past to see how all the murders are connected.

The solomon curse [sound recording]

August 27, 2015
Cussler, Clive.
[Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape ; New York, N.Y. : Penguin Audio [2015]
10 sound discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Scott Brick.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
The outstanding new Fargo adventure from the #1 New York Times bestselling author. There are many rumors about the bay off Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. Some say it was the site of the lost empire of the Solomon king and that great treasure lies beneath the waters. Others say terrible things happened here, atrocities and disappearances at the hands of cannibal giants, and those who venture there do not return. It is cursed. Which is exactly what attracts the attention of husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo. How could they resist? Clues and whispers lead them on a hunt from the Solomons to Australia to Japan, and what they find at the end of the trail is both wonderful and monstrous and like nothing they have ever seen before.

Secondhand souls [sound recording]

August 27, 2015
Moore, Christopher, 1957-
[New York] : Harper Audio, 2015.
9 sound discs (10 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Fisher Stevens.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Something really strange is happening in the City by the Bay. People are dying, but their souls are not being collected. Someone-or something-is stealing them and no one knows where they are going, or why, but it has something to do with that big orange bridge. Death Merchant Charlie Asher is just as flummoxed as everyone else. He's trapped in the body of a fourteen-inch-tall "meat puppet" waiting for his Buddhist nun girlfriend, Audrey, to find him a suitable new body to play host.

Seveneves [sound recording] : a novel

August 27, 2015
Stephenson, Neal, author.
℗2015
25 audio discs (32 hr., 6 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Mary Robinette Kowal and Will Damron.
Title from container.
A catastrophic event renders the Earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity in outer space. Five thousand years later, their progeny, seven distinct races now three billion strong, embark on yet another audacious journey into the unknown, to an alien world utterly transformed by cataclysm and time: Earth.

The taming of the queen [sound recording]

August 25, 2015
Gregory, Philippa.
[New York] : Audioworks/Simon & Schuster Audio, [2015]
15 sound discs (approximately 17.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Bianca Amato.
Title from the disc label.
Compact disc.
Kateryn Parr, 30 year old widow in a secret affair with a new lover, has no choice when a man old enough to be her father who has buried four wives, King Henry VIII, commands her to marry him. Kateryn has no doubt about the danger she faces: the previous queen lasted sixteen months, the one before barely half a year. But Henry adores his new bride and Kateryn's trust in him grows as she unites the royal family, creates a radical study circle at the heart of the court, and rules the kingdom.

Early warning

August 25, 2015
Smiley, Jane, author.
[New York] : Random House Audio, [2015]
15 sound discs (18 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Lorelei King.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
"Early Warning opens in 1953 with the Langdons at a crossroads. Their stalwart patriarch Walter, who with his wife had sustained their Iowa farm for three decades, has suddenly died, leaving their five children looking to the future. Only one will remain to work the land, while the others scatter to Washington, DC, California, and everywhere in between. As the country moves out of postwar optimism through the Cold War, the social and sexual revolutions of the 1960s and '70s, and then into the unprecedented wealth--for some--of the early '80s, the Langdon children will have children of their own: twin boys who are best friends and vicious rivals; a girl whose rebellious spirit takes her to the notorious Peoples Temple in San Francisco; and a golden boy who drops out of college to fight in Vietnam--leaving behind a secret legacy that will send shockwaves through the Langdon family into the next generation. Capturing an indelible period in America through the lens of richly drawn characters we come to know and love, Early Warning is an engrossing, beautifully told story of the challenges--and rich rewards--of family and home, even in the most turbulent of times" -- provided by publisher.

X

August 20, 2015
Grafton, Sue, author.
Westminster, Md. : Books on Tape ; New York : Random House Audio, [2015]
11 audio discs (13 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Judy Kaye.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Sue Grafton's X: Perhaps her darkest and most chilling novel, it features a remorseless serial killer who leaves no trace of his crimes. Once again breaking the rules and establishing new paths, Grafton wastes little time identifying this sociopath. The test is whether Kinsey can prove her case against him before she becomes his next victim.

Among the ten thousand things [sound recording] : a novel

August 20, 2015
Pierpont, Julia.
[Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape, [2015]
8 sound discs (9 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Hillary Huber.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Jack Shanley is a well-known New York artist, charming and vain, who doesn't mean to plunge his family into crisis. His wife, Deb, gladly left behind a difficult career as a dancer to raise the two children she adores. In the ensuing years, she has mostly avoided coming face-to-face with the weaknesses of the man she married. But then an anonymously sent package arrives in the mail: a cardboard box containing sheaves of printed emails chronicling Jack's secret life. The package is addressed to Deb, but it's delivered into the wrong hands: her children's.

World gone by [sound recording] : [a novel]

August 20, 2015
Lehane, Dennis.
New York : Harper Audio, 2015.
8 sound discs (9 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Jim Frangione.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
"Joe lives his life deep in the shadows as a consigliere to the Bartolo Crime Family in Tampa. There he tries to raise his son, Tomas, in peace, traveling between Tampa and his son's native Cuba during the height of World War II. Ever the operator, Joe moves easily between the black, white, and Cuban underworlds, crossing paths with Tampa's social elite, US Naval intelligence, the Lansky-Luciano mob, and the mob-financed government of Fulgencio Batista" -- provided by publisher.

The pocket wife : a novel

August 20, 2015
Crawford, Susan, author.
New York : Harper Audio, [2015]
9 audio discs (11 hr., 15 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Cassandra Campbell.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
In this stylish debut psychological thriller, a woman can't remember if she murdered her best friend during a bipolar breakdown.

The harder they come [sound recording] : a novel

August 20, 2015
Boyle, T. Coraghessan, author.
℗2015
10 audio discs (12 hr., 30 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Graham Hamilton.
Compact discs.
"Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container.
Set in contemporary Northern California, The Harder They Come explores the volatile connections between three damaged people--an aging ex-Marine and Vietnam veteran, his psychologically unstable son, and the son's paranoid, much older lover--as they careen towards an explosive confrontation. On a vacation cruise to Central America with his wife, seventy-year-old Sten Stensen unflinchingly kills a gun-wielding robber menacing a busload of senior tourists. The reluctant hero is relieved to return home to Fort Bragg, California, after the ordeal--only to find that his delusional son, Adam, has spiraled out of control. Adam has become involved with Sara Hovarty Jennings, a hardened member of the Sovereign Citizens' Movement, right-wing anarchists who refuse to acknowledge the laws and regulations of the state, considering them to be false and non-applicable. Adam's senior by some fifteen years, Sara becomes his protector and inamorata. As Adam's mental state fractures, he becomes increasingly schizophrenic--a breakdown that leads him to shoot two people in separate instances. On the run, he takes to the woods, spurring the biggest manhunt in California history.

Friction [sound recording]

August 18, 2015
Brown, Sandra, 1948-
[New York] : Hachette Audio, 2015.
10 sound discs (approximately 11 hours, 30 minutes) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Stephen Lang.
Compact discs.
"Crawford Hunt wants his daughter back. Following the death of his wife four years ago, Crawford, a Texas Ranger, fell into a downward spiral that left him relegated to deskwork and with his five-year-old daughter Georgia in the custody of her grandparents. But Crawford has cleaned up his act, met all the court imposed requirements, and now the fate of his family lies with Judge Holly Spencer. Holly, ambitious and confident, temporarily occupies the bench of her recently deceased mentor. With an election upcoming, she must prove herself worthy of making her judgeship permanent. Every decision is high-stakes. Despite Crawford's obvious love for his child and his commitment to being an ideal parent, Holly is wary of his checkered past. Her opinion of him is radically changed when a masked gunman barges into the courtroom during the custody hearing. Crawford reacts instinctually, saving Holly from a bullet. But his heroism soon takes on the taint of recklessness. The cloud over him grows even darker after he uncovers a horrifying truth about the courtroom gunman and realizes that the unknown person behind the shooting remains at large . . .and a threat. Catching the real culprit becomes a personal fight for Crawford. But pursuing the killer in his customary diehard fashion will jeopardize his chances of gaining custody of his daughter, and further compromise Judge Holly Spencer, who needs protection not only from an assassin, but from Crawford himself and the forbidden attraction between them"-- Provided by publisher.

At the water's edge : a novel

August 18, 2015
Gruen, Sara, author.
New York, New York : Random House Audio, [2015]
8 audio discs (10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Justine Eyre.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
While her husband, Ellis, and his friend try to find the Loch Ness monster in an attempt to get back into her father's good graces, Maddie is left on her own in World War II-era Scotland and experiences a social awakening.

Beach town [sound recording] : [a novel]

August 18, 2015
Andrews, Mary Kay, 1954- author.
℗2015
12 audio discs (14 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kathleen McInerney.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
Greer Hennessy is a struggling movie location scout. Her last location shoot ended in disaster when a film crew destroyed property on an avocado grove. And Greer ended up with the blame. Now Greer has been given one more chance. She zeroes in on a sleepy Florida panhandle town. Greer slips into town and is ecstatic to find the last unspoilt patch of the Florida gulf coast. However, she finds a formidable obstacle in the town mayor, Eben Thibadeaux. Eben is a born-again environmentalist who's seen huge damage done to the town by a paper company. Eben has no intention of letting anybody screw with his town again. The only problem is that he finds Greer way too attractive for his own good, and knows that her motivation is in direct conflict with his.

Funny girl [sound recording] : [a novel]

August 18, 2015
Hornby, Nick.
[New York] : Penguin Audio, p2015.
8 sound discs (10 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Emma Fielding.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Set in 1960's London, this is a lively account of the adventures of the intrepid young Sophie Straw as she navigates her transformation from provincial ingenue to television starlet amid a constellation of delightful characters.

Bradstreet Gate [sound recording] : [a novel]

August 18, 2015
Kirman, Robin.
[New York] : Penguin Random House, [2015]
10 sound discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Cassandra Campbell.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Within the gothic halls and tailored yards of Harvard, student life teems with excitement as graduation looms near. Dreaming of the possibilities their newfound freedom will offer, they never fathom that one of their privileged own would be left behind forever.

Tom Clancy under fire [sound recording]

August 13, 2015
Blackwood, Grant, author.
Westminster, Md. : Books on Tape ; New York : Random House Audio, [2015]
11 audio discs (13 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by Scott Brick.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
On a routine intelligence gathering mission in Tehran, Jack Ryan, Jr., has lunch with his oldest friend, Seth Gregory, an engineer overseeing a transcontinental railway project. As they part, Seth slips Jack a key, along with a perplexing message.

Our souls at night [sound recording] : a novel

August 13, 2015
Haruf, Kent, author.
℗2015
3 audio discs (3 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Mark Bramhall.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
A spare yet eloquent, bittersweet yet inspiring story of a man and a woman who, in advanced age, come together to wrestle with the events of their lives and their hopes for the imminent future.

The fixer [sound recording] : [a novel]

August 13, 2015
Finder, Joseph, author.
℗2015
8 audio discs (9 1/2 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Steven Kearney.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
When Rick Hoffman loses his job and apartment, his only option is to move back into the home of his miserable youth, now empty and in decay since his father's stroke. But when he starts to pull it apart, he makes an electrifying discovery that will put his life in peril, and change everything he thought he knew about his father.

The murderer's daughter [sound recording] : a novel

August 12, 2015
Kellerman, Jonathan, author.
[Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape, [2015]
11 audio discs (14 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kathe Mazur.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
A brilliant, deeply dedicated psychologist, Grace Blades has a gift for treating troubled souls and tormented psyches--perhaps because she bears her own invisible scars: Only five years old when she witnessed her parents' death in a bloody murder-suicide, Grace took refuge in her fierce intellect and found comfort in the loving couple who adopted her. But even as an adult with an accomplished professional life, Grace still has a dark, secret side. When her two worlds shockingly converge, Grace's harrowing past returns with a vengeance.

The nature of the beast [sound recording]

August 12, 2015
Penny, Louise.
New York : Macmillan Audio, 2015.
10 sound discs (12.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Robert Bathurst.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Hardly a day goes by when nine year old Laurent Lepage doesn't cry wolf. From alien invasions, to walking trees, to winged beasts in the woods, to dinosaurs spotted in the village of Three Pines, his tales are so extraordinary no one can possibly believe him. Including Armand and Reine-Marie Gamache, who now live in the little Quebec village. But when the boy disappears, the villagers are faced with the possibility that one of his tall tales might have been true.

Who do you love

August 11, 2015
Weiner, Jennifer, author.
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2015]
11 audio discs (approximately 12 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Sarah Steele.
Title from disc labels.
"A novel"--Container.
Rachel Blum and Andy Landis are only eight years old when they meet late one night in an ER waiting room. Their encounter is brief - born with a congenital heart defect, Rachel is no stranger to the Miami hospital, but Andy is there only to treat a broken arm. They share a teddy bear, a package of mini donuts, and a story. They think they'll never meet again.

All the single ladies [sound recording]

August 11, 2015
Frank, Dorothea Benton.
[New York] : Harper Audio, [2015]
9 sound discs (11 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Robin Miles.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
Dorothea Benton Frank once again takes us deep into the heart of the magical Lowcountry where three amazing middle aged women are bonded by another amazing woman's death. Through their shared loss they forge a deep friendship, asking critical questions. Who was their friend and what did her life mean? Are they living the lives they imagined for themselves? Will they ever be able to afford to retire? How will they maximize their happiness? Security? Health? And ultimately, their own legacies?

Cash landing

August 11, 2015
Grippando, James, 1958- author.
℗2015
10 audio discs (12 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Jonathan Davis.
Title from container.
"Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container.
Every week, a hundred million dollars in cash arrives at Miami International Airport, shipped by German banks to the Federal Reserve. A select group of trusted workers moves the bags through Customs and loads them into armored trucks. Ruban Betancourt has always played by the rules. But the bank taking his house and his restaurant business going bust has driven him over the edge. He and his wife deserve more than life has handed them, and he's come up with a ballsy scheme to get it. With the help of an airport insider, he, his coke-head brother-in-law, Jeffrey, and two ex-cons surprise the guards loading the armored trucks and speed off with $7.4 million in the bed of a pickup truck. Investigating the heist, FBI agent Andie Henning, newly transferred to Miami from Seattle, knows the best way to catch the thieves is to follow the money. Jeffrey's drug addiction is as conspicuous as the Rolex watches he buys for dancers at the Gold Rush strip club. One of the ex-cons, Pinky Perez, makes no secret of his plan to own a swinger's club--which will allow him carte blanche with his patrons' wives. Levelheaded Ruban is desperately trying to lay low and hold things together. But Agent Henning isn't the only one on their trail, and in the mob-meets-Miami fashion, these accidental thieves suddenly find themselves way in over their heads ... and sinking fast.

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