New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Fiction

November 27, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Hope to die [sound recording]

November 26, 2014
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
[New York] : Hachette Audio, 2014.
8 sound discs (9 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Michael Boatman and Scott Sower.
Title from disc labels.
Compact disc.
Detective Alex Cross is being stalked by a psychotic genius, forced to play the deadliest game of his career. His loving wife Bree, the wise and lively Nana Mama, and his precious children, have been ripped away. Terrified and desperate, Cross must give this mad man what he wants if he has any chance of saving the most important people in his life. The stakes have never been higher: What will Cross sacrifice to save the ones he loves?

Beautiful you

November 26, 2014
Palahniuk, Chuck, author.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, LLC, p2014.
7 audio discs (7 hr., 30 min.) ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Carol Monda.
Compact disc.
Penny Harrigan is a low-level associate in a big Manhattan law firm with an apartment in Queens and no love life at all. So it comes as a great shock when she finds herself invited to dinner by one C. Linus Maxwell, a software mega-billionaire and lover of the most gorgeous and accomplished women on earth.

The last anniversary [sound recording]

November 26, 2014
Moriarty, Liane.
[Old Saybrook, Ct.] : Tantor Media, Inc., 2014.
10 audio discs (13 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Heather Wilds.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
Sophie Honeywell always wondered if Thomas Gordon was the one who got away. He was the perfect boyfriend, but on the day he was going to propose, she broke his heart. A year later he married his travel agent, while Sophie has been mortifyingly single ever since. Now Thomas is back in her life because Sophie has unexpectedly inherited his Aunt Connie's house on Scribbly Gum Island; home of the famously unsolved Munro Baby mystery.

Three wishes

November 26, 2014
Moriarty, Liane.
℗2014
10 audio discs (11 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Heather Wilds.
Title from disc labels.
"A novel"--Container.
Following the three Kettle sisters through their tumultuous thirty-third year as they deal with sibling rivalry and secrets, revelations and relationships, unfaithful husbands and unthinkable decisions, and the fabulous, frustrating life of forever being part of a trio.

The heart has its reasons

November 26, 2014
Dueñas, María, 1964- author.
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2014]
13 audio discs (approximately 14 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Cassandra Campbell.
Title from disc labels.
"A novel"--Container.
Blanca Perea is a college professor in Madrid who seems to have it all. But her perfect career and marriage start to unravel when her husband of twenty years suddenly leaves her for another woman. Devastated, Blanca is forced to question the life she once had and how well she truly knows herself. She leaves Madrid for San Francisco, where she becomes entrenched in the history of an enigmatic Spanish writer who died decades earlier.

Falling angels [sound recording] : a novel

November 21, 2014
Chevalier, Tracy.
St. Paul, MN : HighBridge Audio, p2001.
7 sound discs (7 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Anne Twomey.
Duration: 7:45:00.
Compact disc.
In 1901 London, as the precise social order of the Victorian era winds down and the forward-looking Edwardian order takes wing, three strangers meet in the city's stony Highgate Cemetery. Beautiful Lavinia revels in the elaborate trappings of the past. Plain Maude strives to shape the future. Simon Fields, a boy their age, is bound by poverty and professional to the cemetery. As they explore the prejudices and flaws of a changing time, they bring their very different families together.

The job [sound recording]

November 19, 2014
Evanovich, Janet.
Westminster, MD : Books on Tape : Distributed by Random House Audio, [2014]
6 sound discs (7 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Scott Brick.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
The FBI had one demand when they secretly teamed up Special Agent Kate O'Hare with charming con man Nicolas Fox, bring down the world's most-wanted and untouchable felons. This time it's the brutal leader of a global drug smuggling empire. The FBI doesn't know what their target looks like, where he is, or how to find him, but Nick Fox has a few tricks up his sleeve to oust this particular Knipschildt chocolate-loving drug lord.

The escape

November 19, 2014
Baldacci, David, author.
℗2014
13 audio discs (approximately 15 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Ron McLarty with Orlagh Cassidy.
Title from web page.
"Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container.
"When John Puller's older brother Robert inexplicably escapes from the military's most secure prison, where he's being held for national security crimes, Puller finds himself part of an investigation to hunt down his own brother. As he digs more deeply into the case, Puller discovers troubling details about his brother's conviction and that someone is out there who doesn't want the truth to ever come out." -- from author's web site.

Flesh and blood [sound recording]

November 19, 2014
Cornwell, Patricia Daniels, author.
[United States] : Harper Audio, [2014]
10 audio discs (12 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Lorelei King.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
It's Dr. Kay Scarpetta's birthday, and she's about to head to Miami for a vacation with Benton Wesley, her FBI profiler husband, when she notices seven pennies on a wall behind their Cambridge house. Is this a kids' game? If so, why are all of the coins dated 1981 and so shiny they could be newly minted? Her cellphone rings, and Detective Pete Marino tells her there's been a homicide five minutes away. A high school music teacher has been shot with uncanny precision as he unloaded groceries.

By winter's light

November 19, 2014
Laurens, Stephanie, author.
℗2014
7 audio discs (8 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Matthew Brenher.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
"It's December 1837, and the young adults of the Cynster clan have succeeded in having the family Christmas celebration held at snowbound Casphairn Manor, Richard and Catriona Cynster's home. Led by Sebastian, Marquess of Earith, and by Lucilla, future Lady of the Vale, and her twin brother, Marcus, the upcoming generation has its own plans for the holiday season. Yet where Cynsters gather, love is never far behind. The festive occasion brings together Daniel Crosbie, tutor to Lucifer Cynster's sons, and Claire Meadows, widow and governess to Gabriel Cynster's daughter. Daniel and Claire have met before, and the embers of an unexpected passion smolder between them, but Claire--once bitten, twice shy--believes a second marriage is not in her stars. Daniel, however, is determined to press his suit. He has seen the love the Cynsters share, and Claire is the lady with whom he dreams of sharing his life. Assisted by a bevy of Cynsters, innate matchmakers every one, Daniel strives to persuade Claire that trusting him with her hand and her heart is her right path to happiness. Meanwhile, out riding on Christmas Eve, the young adults of the Cynster clan respond to a plea for help. Summoned to a humble dwelling in ruggedly forested mountains, Lucilla is called on to help with the difficult birth of a child, while the others rise to the challenge of helping her. With a violent storm closing in and severely limited options, the next generation of Cynsters face their first collective test--can they save this mother and child--and themselves, too? Back at the manor, Claire is increasingly drawn to Daniel, and, despite her misgivings, against the backdrop of the ongoing festivities their relationship deepens. Yet she remains torn--until catastrophe strikes, and by winter's light she learns that love--true love--is worth any risk, any price" -- from publisher's web site.

The Bane chronicles [sound recording]

November 19, 2014
Clare, Cassandra.
[New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2014]
11 sound discs (13 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Various readers.
Title from container.
"Exclusive bonus story and PDF of illustrations"--Container.
A collection of eleven short stories, previously published online, that illuminate the life of the enigmatic, flashy, and flamboyant High Warlock of Brooklyn, Magnus Bane, a character in The Mortal Instruments series.

Designated daughters

November 19, 2014
Maron, Margaret.
℗2014
7 audio discs (8 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 PDF disc
Read by the author.
Title from disc labels.
"Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container.
When Judge Deborah Knott is summoned to her ailing Aunt Rachel's bedside, she assumes the worst. Thankfully when she arrives at the hospice center she learns that Rachel hasn't passed; in fact, the dying woman is awake. Surrounded by her children, her extended family, and what seems like half of Colleton County, a semi-conscious Rachel breaks weeks of pained silence with snippets of stories as randomly pieced together as a well-worn patchwork quilt. But the Knott family's joy quickly gives way to shock: less than an hour later, Aunt Rachel is found dead in her bed, smothered with a pillow. Who would kill a woman on her deathbed? Was it an act of mercy, or murder? As Deborah and her husband, Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant, investigate they cross paths with an unlikely set of suspects: Rachel's longtime minister; her neighbor, the respected local doctor; the friendly single father who often sought her advice; and perhaps the most puzzling party of all, the Designated Daughters, a support group for caregivers that Rachel's own daughter belongs to. Soon Deborah and Dwight realize that the key to solving this case is hidden in Rachel's mysterious final words. Her mixed-up memories harbored a dark secret--a secret that someone close to them is determined to bury forever.

West of the moon [sound recording]

November 17, 2014
Preus, Margi.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2014.
4 sound discs (4 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Jessica Almasy.
Title from container.
"With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container.
In nineteenth-century Norway, fourteen-year-old Astri, whose aunt has sold her to a mean goatherder, dreams of joining her father in America.

Private India [sound recording] : city on fire

November 12, 2014
Patterson, James, 1947-
[United States] : Hachette Audio, [2014]
7 sound discs (8 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Amerjit Deu and Raj Ghatak.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
When Santosh Wagh isn't struggling out of a bottle of whisky, he's head of Private India, the Mumbai branch of the world's finest PI agency. In a city of over thirteen million, he has his work cut out at the best of times. But now someone is killing women - seemingly unconnected women murdered in a chilling ritual, with strange objects placed carefully at their death scenes.

Blue labyrinth [sound recording]

November 12, 2014
Preston, Douglas J.
[New York] : Hachette Audio, [2014]
12 sound discs (14 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Rene Auberjonois.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
A long-buried family secret resurfaces when one of Aloysius Pendergast's most implacable enemies shows up on his doorstep as a murdered corpse. The mystery has all the hallmarks of the perfect murder. The gem leads Pendergast to an abandoned mine on the shore of California's desolate Salton Sea, which in turn propels him on a journey of discovery deep into his family's sinister past.

Let me be Frank with you

November 12, 2014
Ford, Richard, 1944- author.
℗2014
5 audio discs (6 hr., 30 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Richard Poe.
Compact discs.
"A Frank Bascombe book"--Disc labels.
Ford reinvents Bascombe in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. In four richly luminous narratives, Bascombe attempts to reconcile, interpret and console a world undone by calamity. It is a moving and wondrous and extremely funny odyssey through the America people live in at this moment.

Us [sound recording]

November 12, 2014
Nicholls, David, 1966-
[New York] : Harper Audio, [2014]
12 sound discs (14 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by David Haig.
Compact discs.
"David Nicholls brings the wit and intelligence that graced his enormously popular New York Times bestseller, One Day, to a compellingly human, deftly funny new novel about what holds marriages and families together--and what happens, and what we learn about ourselves, when everything threatens to fall apart. Douglas Petersen may be mild-mannered, but behind his reserve lies a sense of humor that, against all odds, seduces beautiful Connie into a second date. and eventually into marriage. Now, almost three decades after their relationship first blossomed in London, they live more or less happily in the suburbs with their moody seventeen year-old son, Albie. Then Connie tells him she thinks she wants a divorce. The timing couldn't be worse. Hoping to encourage her son's artistic interests, Connie has planned a month-long tour of European capitals, a chance to experience the world's greatest works of art as a family, and she can't bring herself to cancel. And maybe going ahead with the original plan is for the best anyway? Douglas is privately convinced that this landmark trip will rekindle the romance in the marriage, and might even help him to bond with Albie. Narrated from Douglas's endearingly honest, slyly witty, and at times achingly optimistic point of view, Us is the story of a man trying to rescue his relationship with the woman he loves, and learning how to get closer to a son who's always felt like a stranger. Us is a moving meditation on the demands of marriage and parenthood, the regrets of abandoning youth for middle age, and the intricate relationship between the heart and the head. And in David Nicholls's gifted hands, Douglas's odyssey brings Europe--from the streets of Amsterdam to the famed museums of Paris, from the cafes of Venice to the beaches of Barcelona--to vivid life just as he experiences a powerful awakening of his own. Will this summer be his last as a husband, or the moment when he turns his marriage, and maybe even his whole life, around?"--Provided by publisher.

Crave the night [sound recording]

November 12, 2014
Adrian, Lara.
[Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape, [2014]
9 sound discs (11 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Hillary Huber.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
"With the acclaimed Midnight Breed series, New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian has written thrilling novels of electrifying romance and heart-pounding suspense--page-turners in which humans and vampires live tenuously side by side. In Crave the Night, Adrian brings the Breed and its world to the brink of war, where even the deepest passion can shatter into violence. Born and raised to be an emotionless killing machine, Nathan is one of the most lethal Breed vampires in existence. A key member of the Order--an elite group of warriors charged with protecting both mortals and vampires--Nathan executes each mission with flawless precision and a total lack of mercy. Now he must pursue a powerful, hidden enemy. But Nathan's hard discipline and training are no match for the fierce pull he feels toward a young woman he has no right to desire--a woman of wealth and high social standing who has long been promised to another Breed male, and who may also prove to be the key to rooting out Nathan's elusive quarry. Jordana lives a life of glittering privilege as a member of a prominent Breed family in Boston. Surrounded by fine things and fawning admirers, Jordana wants for nothing--until she crosses paths with a dark, intense warrior from the Order and finds herself swept into an impulsive, sizzling kiss that neither of them will forget. As much as she tries to deny her deep feelings for Nathan, Jordana cannot resist the craving to be near him, to break through his forbidding walls and see the man he truly is. But getting close to Nathan will thrust Jordana into a treacherous new world, forcing her to risk all she has and all she knows about herself and her past. And loving this seductive man could be the most dangerous temptation of all. -- Provided by publisher.

To dwell in darkness [sound recording]

November 11, 2014
Crombie, Deborah.
[United States] : Blackstone/ Harper Audio, [2014]
9 sound discs (10.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Gerard Doyle.
ASIN.

The burning room [sound recording]

November 6, 2014
Connelly, Michael, 1956-
[New York] : Hachette Audio, [2014]
8 sound discs (10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Titus Welliver.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
Bosch and rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case. Beginning with the bullet that's been lodged for years in the victim's spine, they must pull new leads from years-old information, which soon reveal that this shooting may have been anything but random.

What Alice forgot [sound recording]

November 6, 2014
Moriarty, Liane.
New York : Penguin Audio, p2011.
11 sound discs (13.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Tamara Lovatt Smith.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Alice Love drifts out of a dream to find herself in unfamiliar surroundings. But real life quickly becomes a nightmare when she discovers that nothing is as she remembers, and the last 10 years of her memory have vanished.

The execution of Noa P. Singleton [sound recording]

November 6, 2014
Silver, Elizabeth L., 1978-
[United States] : Random House, [2013]
8 audio discs (10 hours) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Rebecca Lowman, Amanda Carlin.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Visited by a high-powered attorney who has initiated a clemency petition on her behalf and who is also the mother of her victim, death-row inmate Noa is slowly persuaded to share the events surrounding the murder in spite of her reluctance to reveal the whole story or have her life extended.

Found

November 6, 2014
Coben, Harlan, 1962- author.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, Inc., [2014]
6 audio discs (6 hr., 53 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Nick Podehl.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
It's been eight months since Mickey Bolitar witnessed the death of his father. Eight months of lies, dark secrets, and unanswered questions. Mickey's sophomore year brings on its own set of troubles: Ema surprises with news that she has an online boyfriend, and he's vanished. As he's searching for Ema's missing boyfriend, Mickey and his friends are pulled deeper into the mysteries of the Abeona Shelter, risking their lives, until Mickey finally comes face-to-face with the truth about his father.

The queen of Zombie Hearts [sound recording]

November 6, 2014
Showalter, Gena.
[Holland, OH] : Dreamscape Media, [2014]
11 sound discs (13 hr., 25 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jacquie Floyd.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Alice 'Ali' Bell thinks the worst is behind her. She's ready to take the next step with boyfriend Cole Holland, the leader of the zombie slayers. But Anima Industries, the agency controlling the zombies, launches a sneak attack, killing four of her friends. As the surviving slayers prepare for war, Ali discovers she, too, can control the zombies. And she isn't the girl she thought she was.

Visitors [sound recording]

November 6, 2014
Card, Orson Scott.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, Inc., p2014.
14 sound discs (16 hr., 26 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Stefan Rudnicki, Kirby Heyborne and Emily Rankin.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Rigg's journey comes to an epic and explosive conclusion as everything that has been building up finally comes to pass, and Rigg is forced to put his powers to the test in order to save his world and end the war once and for all.

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