New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Fiction

May 27, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Beyond the ice limit

May 26, 2016
Preston, Douglas J., author.
℗2016
9 audio discs (10 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by David W. Collins.
Unabridged.
Title from disc label.
Five years ago, the mysterious and inscrutable head of Effective Engineering Solutions, Eli Glinn, led a mission to recover a gigantic meteorite from a remote island off the coast of South America. The mission ended in disaster when their ship, the Rolvaag, foundered in a vicious storm in the Antarctic waters and broke apart, sinking-along with its unique cargo-to the ocean floor. One hundred and eight crew members perished, and Eli Glinn was left paralyzed. But this was not all. The tragedy revealed something truly terrifying: the meteorite they tried to retrieve was not, in fact, simply a rock. Instead, it was a complex organism from the deep reaches of space.

The emperor's revenge [sound recording]

May 26, 2016
Cussler, Clive, author.
©2016.
10 sound discs (11 1/2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Scott Brick.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon face their toughest challenge yet when a violent bank heist during the Monaco Grand Prix decimates the Corporation's accounts. To get the money back, Juan joins forces with an old friend from his days in the CIA so they can track down a rogue hacker and a ruthless former Ukrainian naval officer. It is only after the hunt begins that the enormity of the plan comes into focus: the bank theft is just the first step in a plot that will result in the deaths of millions and bring the world's economies to a standstill. The catalyst for the scheme? A stunning document stolen during Napoleon's disastrous invasion of Russia. But two hundred years later, it may be the thing that brings Europe to its knees.

The island house [sound recording] : [a novel]

May 26, 2016
Thayer, Nancy, 1943-
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, 2016.
8 sound discs (10 hr., 7 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Emily Sutton-Smith.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Every summer since college, twenty-nine-year-old Jenny has traded the familiarity of the Midwest for the allure of Nantucket. Now an established university professor in Kansas City, she finds herself caught between two lifestyles and two very different men. She chooses Nantucket and the glamorous life she associates with it, unaware that the summer will take an unexpected turn, and she will have to let her heart decide what it truly wants.

Roses are red [sound recording]

May 24, 2016
Patterson, James, 1947-
New York : Hachette Audio, 2016.
7 sound discs (8 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Peter J. Fernandez.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
The 'Mastermind' is behind a series of bank robberies famous for their precise demands and explosive impatience. But when Washington, D.C. homicide detective Alex Cross gets involved, he discovers that this demented criminal has devised a plan far more dangerous and destructive than kidnappings or burglaries.

Troublemaker

May 23, 2016
Howard, Linda, 1950- author.
©2016
12 audio discs (14 hr.): digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Tanya Eby.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
For Morgan Yancy, an operative and team leader in a paramilitary group, nothing comes before his job. But when he's ambushed and almost killed, his supervisor is determined to find out who's after the members of his elite squad--and why. Due to worries that this unknown enemy will strike again, Morgan is sent to a remote location and told to lay low and stay vigilant. But between a tempting housemate he's determined to protect and a deadly threat waiting in the shadows, keeping under the radar is proving to be his most dangerous mission yet. The part-time police chief of a small West Virginian mountain town, Isabeau "Bo" Maran finally has her life figured out. She's got friends, a dog, and a little money in the bank. Then Morgan Yancy shows up on her doorstep. Bo doesn't need a mysterious man in her life--especially a troublemaker as enticing and secretive as Morgan.

Boar Island

May 23, 2016
Barr, Nevada, author.
[New York] : Macmillan Audio, [2016]
10 audio discs (11 hr., 47 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by Barbara Rosenblat.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
Anna Pigeon, in her career as a National Park Service Ranger, has had to deal with all manner of crimes and misdemeanors, but cyber-bullying and stalking is a new one. The target is Elizabeth, the adopted teenage daughter of her friend Heath Jarrod. Elizabeth is driven to despair by the disgusting rumors spreading online and bullying texts. Until, one day, Heath finds her daughter Elizabeth in the midst of an unsuccessful suicide attempt. And then she calls in the cavalry---her aunt Gwen and her friend Anna Pigeon.

Robert B. Parker's Slow burn [sound recording] : a Spenser novel

May 6, 2016
Atkins, Ace, author.
[New York, N.Y.] : Penguin Random House Audio Publishing, [2016]
5 audio discs (6 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Joe Mantegna.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
After an apartment fire kills seven people, including two firemen, firefighter Jack McGee is convinced it was arson. McGee takes the case to Spenser who discovers it may just be one fire in a string of arson murders.

The girl from Summer Hill [sound recording]

May 6, 2016
Deveraux, Jude.
[Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape ; [New York] : Penguin Random House Audio, [2016]
10 sound discs (12 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Emily Rankin.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Sparks fly as fiery Casey Reddick and brooding Hollywood actor Tate Landers clash in the Virginia summer heat. She made up her mind the moment she met Tate - he's gorgeous, but stuck-up, nothing like his ex-brother-in-law, Devlin who's playing the Wickham to Tate's Darcy in local production of Pride and Prejudice. Casey makes the perfect Elizabeth Bennett. As they rehearse together, however, Casey finds herself attracted to Tate. She's come to love that jolt she gets when they touch - but will she get burned?

The raven king

May 6, 2016
Stiefvater, Maggie, 1981- author.
[New York, N.Y.] : Scholastic Audiobooks, [2016]
11 audio discs (11 hr., 53 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Will Patton.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
All her life, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love's death. She doesn't believe in true love and never thought this would be a problem, but as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she's not so sure anymore.

Find her [sound recording] : a novel

May 6, 2016
Gardner, Lisa.
℗2016
10 audio discs (12 hr., 20 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kirsten Potter.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
When Boston detective D. D. Warren is called to the scene of a crime, a dead man and the bound, naked woman who killed him, she learns that Flora has tangled with three other suspects since her return to society. Is Flora a victim or a vigilante? And with her firsthand knowledge of criminal behavior, could she hold the key to rescuing a missing college student whose abduction has rocked Boston? When Flora herself disappears, D. D. realizes a far more sinister predator is out there. One who's determined that this time, Flora Dane will never escape. And now it is all up to D. D. Warren to find her.

She's not there [sound recording] : a novel

May 6, 2016
Fielding, Joy, author.
℗2015
9 audio discs (10 hr., 44 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Tanya Eby.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
Haunted by the kidnapping of her infant fifteen years earlier, Carole Shipley receives a phone call from a young girl claiming to be her lost daughter, an event that plunges Carole back into a world of heartbreak, suspicion, and questions.

15th affair

May 2, 2016
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
[New York, N.Y.] : Hachette Audio, [2016]
6 sound discs (approximately 7 hours and 30 minutes) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by January LaVoy.
Title from disc.
Compact disc.
"As she settles into motherhood, Lindsay Boxer thinks she has found wedded bliss. But when a beautiful, alluring blonde woman with links to the CIA disappears from the scene of a triple murder at a downtown luxury hotel, Lindsay's life begins to unravel. Before she can track down the woman for questioning, a plane crash plunges San Francisco into chaos and Lindsay's husband Joe vanishes. The deeper she digs, the more Lindsay suspects that Joe shares a secret past with the mystery blonde. Thrown into a tailspin and questioning everything she thought she knew, Lindsay turns to the Women's Murder Club for help as she tries to uncover the truth."--Provided by publisher.

Wilde Lake

May 2, 2016
Lippman, Laura, 1959- author.
[New York, N.Y.] : Harper Audio, [2016]
9 audio discs (11 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kathleen McInerney and Nicole Poole.
Title from disc.
Compact disc.
"Luisa 'Lu' Brant is the newly elected--and first female--state's attorney of Howard County, Maryland, a job in which her widower father famously served. Fiercely intelligent and ambitious, she sees an opportunity to make her name by trying a mentally disturbed drifter accused of beating a woman to death in her home. As Lu prepares for the trial, the case dredges up painful memories, reminding her small but tight-knit family of the night when her brother, AJ, saved his best friend at the cost of another man's life. Only eighteen, AJ was cleared by a grand jury. Now, Lu wonders if the events of 1980 happened as she remembers them. What details might have been withheld from her when she was a child? The more she learns about the case, the more questions arise."--Provided by publisher.

War hawk

April 29, 2016
Rollins, James, 1961- author.
[New York] : Harper Audio, [2016]
10 audio discs (12.5 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Scott Aiello.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
While helping a former army colleague, who's on the run from assassins, Tucker Wayne and his military dog, Kane, must stop a psycho trying to commandeer all the resources of modern warfare.

Extreme prey [sound recording]

April 29, 2016
Sandford, John, 1944 February 23-
[New York] : Penguin Audio, 2016.
9 sound discs (11.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Richard Ferrone.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Lucas Davenport is on a campaign tour with his friend, the governor, who is running for president. When he realizes someone is trying to assassinate the governor, Lucas must do everything he can to protect him.

The apartment

April 29, 2016
Steel, Danielle, author.
Grand Haven, Michigan : Brilliance Audio, [2016]
7 audio discs (8.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Dan John Miller.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
"They come together by chance in the heart of New York City, four young women at turning points in their lives. Claire Kelly finds the walk-up apartment--a spacious loft in Hell's Kitchen. But the aspiring shoe designer needs at least one roommate to manage it. She meets Abby Williams, a writer trying to make it on her own, far away from her successful family in L.A. Four years later, Morgan Shelby joins them. She's ambitious, with a serious finance job on Wall Street. Then Sasha Hartman, a medical student whose identical twin sister is a headline-grabbing supermodel. And so the sprawling space, with its exposed brick and rich natural light, becomes a home to friends about to embark on new, exhilarating adventures. Frustrated by her ultra-conservative boss, Claire soon faces a career crisis as a designer. Abby is under the spell of an older man, an off-off-Broadway producer who exploits her and detours her from her true talent as a novelist, while destroying her self-confidence. Morgan is happily in love with a successful restaurateur who supplies her roommates with fine food. At her office, she begins to suspect something is off about her boss, a legendary investment manager whom she's always admired. But does she even know him? And Sasha begins an all-work-no-play residency as an OB/GYN, as her glamorous jet-set sister makes increasingly risky decisions. Their shared life in the apartment grounds them as they bring one another comfort and become a family of beloved friends. Unexpected opportunities alter the course of each of their lives, and as they meet the challenges, they face the bittersweet reality that in time, they will inevitably move away from the place where their dreams began. This vibrant, tender, and moving tale pulses with the excitement of New York City, as Danielle Steel explores twists of fate, and the way that sometimes, in special places, friends can be the family we need most"-- Provided by publisher.

Honky Tonk Samurai

April 29, 2016
Lansdale, Joe R., 1951- author.
℗2016
9 audio discs (10 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Christopher Ryan Grant.
Compact discs.
The beloved odd PI pair Hap Collins and Leonard Pine help a grandmother find her missing granddaughter.The story starts simply enough when Hap, a former '60s activist and self-proclaimed white trash rebel, and Leonard, a tough, black, gay Vietnam vet and Republican with an addiction to Dr. Pepper, are working a freelance surveillance job in East Texas. The uneventful stakeout is coming to an end when the pair witness a man abusing his dog. Leonard takes matters into his own fists, and now the bruised dog abuser wants to press charges.One week later, a woman named Lilly Buckner drops by their new PI office with a proposition: find her missing granddaughter, or she'll turn in a video of Leonard beating the dog abuser. The pair agrees to take on the cold case and soon discover that the used car dealership where her granddaughter worked is actually a front for a prostitution ring. The mystery of her disappearance only deepens from there.Filled with Lansdale's trademark whip-smart dialogue, relentless pacing, and unorthodox characters, Honky Tonk Samurai is a rambunctious thrill ride by one hell of a writer.

The widow

April 29, 2016
Barton, Fiona, author.
New York, New York : Books on Tape, [2016]
8 audio discs (10.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Hannah Curtis, Nicholas Guy Smith, Mandy Williams, Jayne Entwistle, Steve West.
Compact discs.
"Following the twists and turns of an unimaginable crime, The Widow is an electrifying debut thriller that will take you into the dark spaces that exist between a husband and a wife. When the police started asking questions, Jean Taylor turned into a different woman. One who enabled her and her husband to carry on when more bad things began to happen. . . But that woman's husband died last week. And Jean doesn't have to be her anymore. There's a lot Jean hasn't said over the years about the crime her husband was suspected of committing. She was too busy being the perfect wife, standing by her man while living with the accusing glares and the anonymous harassment. Now there's no reason to stay quiet. There are people who want to hear her story. They want to know what it was like living with that man. She can tell them that there were secrets. There always are in a marriage. The truth--that's all anyone wants. But the one lesson Jean has learned in the last few years is that she can make people believe anything. . . "-- Provided by publisher.

The blackbirds

April 25, 2016
Dickey, Eric Jerome, author.
©2016
15 audio discs (18 hr., 5 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Adenrele Ojo.
Title from container.
"They call themselves the Blackbirds. Kwanzaa Browne, Indigo Abdulrahaman, Destiny Jones, and Ericka Stockwell are four best friends who are closer than sisters and will go to the ends of the earth for one another. Yet even their deep bond can't heal all wounds from their individual pasts, as the collegiate and post-collegiate women struggle with their own demons, drama, and desires."--Container insert.

Eligible : a novel

April 25, 2016
Sittenfeld, Curtis, author.
©2016
11 audio discs (13 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Cassandra Campbell.
Title from container.
"A modern retelling of Pride and prejudice."--Front cover.
"This version of the Bennet family—and Mr. Darcy—is one that you have and haven’t met before: Liz is a magazine writer in her late thirties who, like her yoga instructor older sister, Jane, lives in New York City. When their father has a health scare, they return to their childhood home in Cincinnati to help—and discover that the sprawling Tudor they grew up in is crumbling and the family is in disarray. Wonderfully tender and hilariously funny, Eligible both honors and updates Austen’s beloved tale tackling gender, class, courtship, and family."--Provided by publisher.

Blue : a novel

April 22, 2016
Steel, Danielle, author.
©2015.
7 audio discs (8 hr., 7 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Alexander Cendese.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Ginny Carter was once a rising star in TV news, married to a top anchorman, with a three-year-old son and a full and happy life in Beverly Hills. Then her whole world is dissolved in a single instant on the freeway two days before Christmas. In the aftermath, she pieces her life back together and tries to find meaning in her existence as a human rights worker in the worst areas around the globe. Then, on the anniversary of the fateful accident, and wrestling with the lure of death herself, she meets a boy who will cause her life to change forever yet again.

The summer before the war [sound recording] : a novel

April 22, 2016
Simonson, Helen.
New York : Random House Audio, 2016.
13 sound discs (16 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Fiona Hardingham.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Arriving in the village of Rye, England, in 1914, Beatrice Nash, a young woman of good family, becomes the first female teacher of Latin at the local school and falls in love with her sponsor's nephew.

At the edge of the orchard : a novel

April 22, 2016
Chevalier, Tracy, author.
[New York] : Penguin Audio ; [Westminster, Maryland] : Books on Tape, [2016]
7 audio discs (9 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Mark Bramhall, Hillary Huber, Kirby Heyborne, and Cassandra Morris.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
James Goodenough, whose family had originally settled in Connecticut from England brings his family to Ohio to carve out a new life for them in the Black Swamp in 1838. Fifteen years later their youngest son, Robert, who has been running west to escape his memories of the past, takes solace in a very different kind of tree--the redwoods and sequoias of California. But Robert's past catches up with him and he's forced to confront what he's running from and work out for himself that you can't run forever.

The friends we keep

April 22, 2016
Mallery, Susan, author.
℗2015.
9 audio discs (11 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 12 cm.
Performed by Tanya Eby.
Title from disc label.
While Gabby Schaefer reels in the face of crushing news that has thwarted her plans to return to work, Hayley Batchelor pursues high-risk fertility treatments and Nicole Lord fears falling in love after emerging from a divorce from a man who barely touched her heart.

What we find [sound recording]

April 22, 2016
Carr, Robyn.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2016.
8 audio discs (10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Thérèse Plummer.
Title from disc.
Compact disc.
A Denver neurosurgeon relocates to the small rural town named after her ancestor in the aftermath of a wrongful malpractice suit to recover and reconnect with her estranged father.

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