New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Nonfiction

February 25, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Norse mythology

February 24, 2017
Gaiman, Neil, author.
[New York] : Harper Audio, [2017]
6 audio discs (390 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
"In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people. Gaiman stays true to the myths while vividly reincarnating Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin's son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki, the son of a giant, a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator."--Container.

The book of joy : lasting happiness in a changing world

February 24, 2017
Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV, 1935- author.
℗2016
8 audio discs (10 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Douglas Carlton Abrams, Francois Chau, and Peter Francis James.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
Two great spiritual masters share their own hard-won wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity. The occasion was a big birthday. And it inspired two close friends to get together in Dharamsala for a talk about something very important to them. The friends were His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The subject was joy. Both winners of the Nobel Prize, both great spiritual masters and moral leaders of our time, they are also known for being among the most infectiously happy people on the planet. From the beginning the book was envisioned as a three-layer birthday cake: their own stories and teachings about joy, the most recent findings in the science of deep happiness, and the daily practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives. Both the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu have been tested by great personal and national adversity, and here they share their personal stories of struggle and renewal. Now that they are both in their eighties, they especially want to spread the core message that to have joy yourself, you must bring joy to others. Most of all, during that landmark week in Dharamsala, they demonstrated by their own exuberance, compassion, and humor how joy can be transformed from a fleeting emotion into an enduring way of life.

Dust bowl girls : [the inspiring story of the team that barnstormed its way to basketball glory]

February 22, 2017
Reeder, Lydia.
Minneapolis, MN : HighBridge Audio, 2017.
7 audio discs (8.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Virginia Wolf.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Combining exhilarating sports writing and exceptional storytelling, this audiobook conveys the intensity of an improbable journey to an epic showdown with the prevailing national champions, led by the legendary Babe Didrikson. It captures a moment in American sports history when a visionary coach helped his young athletes achieve more than a winning season.

All the gallant men : an American sailor's firsthand account of Pearl Harbor

February 16, 2017
Stratton, Donald, 1922- author.
New York, NY : Harper Audio, [2016]
5 audio discs (6 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Mike Ortego.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
A sailor's eyewitness, moment-by-moment account of the Japanese surprise attack that decimated the U.S. Pacific Fleet in Hawaii on December 7, 1941, and his inspiring return to active duty to carry on the Allied fight in the Pacific.

Thank you for being late [sound recording] : [an optimist's guide to thriving in the age of accelerations]

February 9, 2017
Friedman, Thomas L, author.
New York, NY : Macmillan Audio, [2016]
16 audio discs (20 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Oliver Wyman; introduction read by the author.
Unabridged.
Subtitle from container.
A field guide to the twenty-first century shares strategies for surviving today's hectic technological, environmental, and economic challenges, contrasting present-day environments with the working model of an earlier generation.

The princess diarist

February 7, 2017
Fisher, Carrie, author, narrator.
[New York] : Penguin Audio, [2016]
4 audio discs (5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author and Billie Lourd.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
"When Carrie Fisher recently discovered the journals she had kept during the filming of the first Star Wars movie, she was astonished to see what they had preserved--plaintive love poems, unbridled musings with youthful naiveté, and a vulnerability that she barely recognized. Today her fame as an author, actress, and pop-culture icon is indisputable, but in 1976, Carrie Fisher was just a teenager with an all-consuming crush on her costar. With these excerpts from her handwritten notebooks, The Princess Diariest is Fisher's intimate and revealing recollection of what happened on one of the most famous film sets of all time--and what developed behind the scenes... Fisher also ponders the joys and insanity of celebrity as well as the absurdity of a life spawned by Hollywood royalty whose lofty status has ultimately been surpassed by her own outer-space royalty"--Container.

My life, my love, my legacy

February 2, 2017
King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006, author.
New York : Macmillan Audio, [2017]
12 audio discs (14.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Phylicia Rashad and January LaVoy.
Compact discs.
"Includes archival recordings of Coretta Scott King"--Container.
Born in 1927 to daringly enterprising black parents in the Deep South, Coretta Scott had always felt called to a special purpose. One of the first black scholarship students recruited to Antioch College, a committed pacifist, and a civil rights activist, she was an avowed feminist--a graduate student determined to pursue her own career--when she met Martin Luther King, Jr. a Baptist minister insistent that his wife stay home with the children. In love with King, and devoted to shared Christian beliefs and racial justice goals, she married him, and events promptly thrust her into a maelstrom of history throughout which she was a strategic partner, a standard bearer, a marcher, a negotiator and a crucial fundraiser in support of world-changing achievements. As a widow and single mother of four, while butting heads with the all-male African American leadership of the times, she championed gay rights and AIDS awareness, founded the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, lobbied for fifteen years to help pass a bill establishing the US national holiday in honor of her slain husband, and was a powerful international presence, serving as a UN ambassador and playing a key role in Nelson Mandela's election. Coretta is a love story, a family saga and the memoir of an independent-minded black woman in twentieth-century America, a brave leader who stood committed, proud, forgiving, nonviolent and hopeful in the face of terrorism and violent hatred every single day of her life.

The gatekeeper : [Missy LeHand, FDR, and the untold story of the partnership that defined a presidency]

February 2, 2017
Smith, Kathryn, 1956- author.
[Ashland, OR] : Blackstone, [2016]
7 audio discs (8.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Bernadette Dunne.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
The first biography of arguably the most influential member of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's administration, Marguerite Missy LeHand, FDR's de facto chief of staff, who has been misrepresented, mischaracterized, and overlooked throughout history, until now.

Shaken : [discovering your true identity in the midst of life's storms]

February 2, 2017
Tebow, Tim, 1987- author.
©2016
5 audio discs (6 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Fred Berman.
Subtitle from container.
First, he was a beloved college football champion, Heisman trophy winner, media sensation, and best-selling author drafted in the first round of the 2010 Draft. Then he had a miracle playoff run with the Denver Broncos before being traded to the New York Jets. After one season he was cut by New York. Next he was signed by the New England Patriots then let go after training camp; a scenario that repeated itself the following summer with the Philadelphia Eagles. Tim Tebow has achieved big victories and plunged the depths of failure, all while never letting go of his faith, even in the face of doubt and disappointment.

Reality is not what it seems : the journey to quantum gravity

February 1, 2017
Rovelli, Carlo, 1956- author.
New York, NY : Penguin Audio, [2016]
5 audio discs (6 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Roy McMillan.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
"What are the elementary ingredients of the world? Do time and space exist? And what exactly is reality? Theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli has spent his life exploring these questions. He tells us how our understanding of reality has changed over the centuries and how physicists think about the structure of the universe today."--Container.

Three days in January : Dwight Eisenhower's final mission

January 24, 2017
Baier, Bret, author, narrator.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2017]
9 audio discs (10 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Bret Baier and Danny Campbell.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
As president, the former Supreme Commander of Allied Forces during World War II successfully guided the country out of war in Korea, through the apocalyptic threat of nuclear war with Russia, and into one of the greatest economic booms in world history. In this last address to the nation, Eisenhower looked to the future, warning Americans against the dangers of elevating partisanship above national interest, excessive government budgets (particularly deficit spending), the expansion of the military-industrial complex, and the creeping political power of special interests. Baier explores the many ways these visionary words continue to resonate today; he also explains how Ike embodied the qualities of political leadership that the country is urgently hungering for at the present.

Books for living [sound recording]

January 11, 2017
Schwalbe, Will.
New York : Random House Audio, [2016]
6 sound discs (7 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jeff Harding.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Will Schwalbe invites listeners along on his quest for books that speak to the specific challenges of living in the modern world, with all its noise and distractions.

The case against sugar

January 11, 2017
Taubes, Gary.
New York : Random House Audio, [2016]
9 audio discs (11 hours, 30 minutes) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Mike Chamberlain.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
"Among Americans, diabetes is more prevalent today than ever; obesity is at epidemic proportions; nearly ten percent of children are thought to have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. And sugar is at the root of these, and other, critical society-wide, health-related problems. With his signature command of both science and straight talk, Gary Taubes delves into Americans' history with sugar: its uses as a preservative, as an additive in cigarettes, the contemporary overuse of high-fructose corn syrup. He explains what research has shown about our addiction to sweets. He clarifies the arguments against sugar, corrects misconceptions about the relationship between sugar and weight loss; and provides the perspective necessary to make informed decisions about sugar as individuals and as a society."-- Publisher.

George Lucas : a life

January 10, 2017
Jones, Brian Jay, author.
[New York] : Hachette Audio, [2016]
15 audio discs (approximately 18 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM
Read by Jay Snyder.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
The definitive biography of one of the most influential filmmakers ever--George Lucas.On May 25, 1977, a problem-plagued, budget-straining, independent science-fiction film opened in a mere thirty-two American movie theaters. Conceived, written, and directed by a little-known filmmaker named George Lucas, Star Wars reinvented the cinematic landscape, ushering in a new way for movies to be made, marketed, and merchandised. And if that wasn't game-changing enough, Lucas went on to create another blockbuster series with Indiana Jones, and completely revolutionized the world of special effects, not to mention sound systems. His work and legacy have led to a rash of innovation and democratization in film and television. Simply put, George Lucas is one of the most influential filmmakers of the past fifty years. He is an icon, and his fans will be eager to read a biography as impressive as his achievements--especially in the midst of J. J. Abrams' reboot of the Star Wars franchise.

Born to run

January 9, 2017
Springsteen, Bruce.
New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2016.
16 audio discs (ca. 20 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs. He describes growing up Catholic in Freehold, New Jersey, amid the poetry, danger, and darkness that fueled his imagination, leading up to the moment he refers to as 'The Big Bang': seeing Elvis Presley's debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. He vividly recounts his relentless drive to become a musician, his early days as a bar band king in Asbury Park, and the rise of the E Street Band. With disarming candor, he also tells for the first time the story of the personal struggles that inspired his best work.

Conversational Punjabi.

January 9, 2017
[New York] : Simon & Schuster, ℗2012.
8 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Unspecified instructor(s).
No publisher's number.
"Simon & Schuster's Pimsleur."
Disc. 1. User's guide ; lessons 1-2 -- disc 2. lessons 3-4 -- disc 3. lesson 5-6 -- disc 4. lessons 7-8 -- disc 5. lessons 9-10 -- disc 6. lessons 11-12 -- disc 7. lessions 13-14 -- disc 8. lessons 15-16.

Born a crime [sound recording] : stories from a South African childhood

January 9, 2017
Noah, Trevor, 1984- author, narrator.
[Grand Haven, MI] : Brilliance Audio, Inc., 2016.
7 audio discs (8 hr., 48 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of Apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.

Filthy rich : [a powerful billionaire, the sex scandal that undid him, and all the justice that money can buy : the shocking true story of Jeffrey Epstein]

December 28, 2016
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
New York : Hachette Audio, [2016]
6 audio discs (approximately 7 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jason Culp.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
Jeffrey Epstein rose from humble origins to the rarefied heights of New York City's financial elite. A college dropout with an instinct for numbers--and for people--Epstein amassed his wealth through a combination of access and skill. But even after he had it all, Epstein wanted more. And that unceasing desire--especially a taste for young girls--resulted in his stunning fall from grace. From Epstein himself, to the girls he employed as masseuses at his home, to the cops investigating the appalling charges against him, Filthy rich examines all sides of a case that scandalized one of America's richest communities. An explosive true story, Filthy rich is a riveting account of wealth, power and the influence they bring to bear on the American justice system.

Jump : take the leap of faith to achieve your life of abundance

December 28, 2016
Harvey, Steve, 1956-
[New York] : Harper Audio, [2016]
4 audio discs (4 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Mike Hodge.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
"Jump explores seven vulnerable 'seasons' in the Emmy Award winner's life: being homeless and living out of his car, flunking out of college, enduring the emotional turmoil of a second failed marriage, risking stability to pursue his dream of television stardom, overcoming the Miss Universe mishap, blending his family, and owing the Internal Revenue Service $20 million. Steve uses these uncomfortable moments to explain his core principles and teach you what it means to JUMP."--Provided by publisher.

Not dead yet : [a memoir]

December 28, 2016
Collins, Phil, author, narrator.
©2016
10 audio discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
From the Genesis frontman and hugely successful solo artist, a reflective memoir taking stock of iconic songs and performances and a sometimes tumultuous, ever-thrilling lifeWith 280 million lifetime record sales between his time with Genesis and his earthshaking solo career, Phil Collins has lived a life that few people can imagine. In this unflinchingly honest memoir, Collins reveals the heart and soul of what drives him as a performer and a dynamically creative individual. He takes us from his ill-fated near-big break as a session percussionist on George Harrison's All Things Must Pass through the rise of Genesis and his emergence as the band's leader to the height of his fame as a solo artist. While Collins rubbed shoulders with some of the greatest pop stars of the era, his stories are given depth and color by his remarkable capacity for self-reflection. Whether he's walking us through the making of his greatest music or mining the dark days of his wholly enveloping alcohol and drug addictions, he's candid, expansive, and always entertaining.This book will capture the eye-popping exterior facets of Collins' career, but more vitally, will delve deeply into the workings of a complex, tireless man to explore the verve that propelled him from the early days into a canon of pop iconography few other musicians can claim to share. Told with ebullience and more than a dose of humor, Collins' refreshingly forthright voice will equally charm and enlighten pop culture audiences and die-hard music fans alike.

Our revolution : a future to believe in

December 28, 2016
Sanders, Bernard, author, narrator.
New York, NY : Macmillan Audio, [2016]
16 audio discs (18 hr.) : digital, 1.4 m/s stereo : 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author and Mark Ruffalo.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
Bernie Sanders shares experiences from the campaign trail and outlines his ideas for continuing a political revolution to fight for a progressive economic, environmental, racial, and social justice agenda that creates jobs, raises wages, protects the environment, and provides health care for all.

Scrappy little nobody

December 28, 2016
Kendrick, Anna, author, narrator.
℗2016
6 audio discs (approximately 6 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc label.
Disc 1 includes PDF of pictures.
"Anna Kendrick's autobiographical collection of essays amusingly recounts memorable moments throughout her life, from her middle class upbringing in New England to the blockbuster movies that have made her one of Hollywood's most popular actresses today. Expanding upon the witty and ironic dispatches for which she is known, Anna Kendrick's essays offer her one of a kind commentary on the absurdities she's experienced on her way to and from the heart of pop culture."--Provided by publisher.

Settle for more

December 28, 2016
Kelly, Megyn, author, narrator.
℗2016
9 audio discs (10 hours) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Compact discs.
"Since her show The Kelly File premiered on the Fox News Channel, Megyn Kelly has cemented her reputation as one of the most respected and hardest hitting journalists in America. Now in her debut book, Kelly goes behind the scenes of the stories and struggles that landed her in the anchor chair. From growing up in a tough love family, to her father's sudden, tragic death, Megyn traces the values and experiences that shaped her professional ascent. In addition, she confronts the challenges she's faced as a professional woman and working mother."--Provided by publisher.

The undoing project : a friendship that changed our minds

December 28, 2016
Lewis, Michael (Michael M.), author.
℗2016
9 audio discs (approximately 10 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Dennis Boutsikaris.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original studies undoing assumptions about the decision-making process. Their papers showed the ways in which the human mind erred, systematically, when forced to make judgments about uncertain situations. Their work created the field of behavioral economics, revolutionized big data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine, led to a new approach to government regulation, and made much of Michael Lewis's own work possible.

The Lost City of the Monkey God : a true story

December 27, 2016
Preston, Douglas J.
[New York] : Hachette Audio, 2017.
10 audio discs (approximately 10 hours and 30 minutes) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Bill Mumy.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
"Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumors have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden somewhere in the Honduran interior, called the White City or the Lost City of the Monkey God... In 1940, swashbuckling journalist Theodore Morde returned from the rainforest with hundreds of artifacts and an electrifying story of having found the Lost City of the Monkey God-but then committed suicide without revealing its location. Three quarters of a century later, bestselling author Douglas Preston joined a team of scientists on a new quest. In 2012 he climbed abord a rickety plane carrying the machine that would change everything: lidar, a highly advanced technology that could map the terrain under the densest rainforest canopy. In an unexplored valley ringed by steep mountains, that flight revealed the image of a sprawling metropolis, tantalizing evidence of not just an undiscovered city but an enigmatic, lost civilization."--Provided by publisher.

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