New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Nonfiction

March 14, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Good grief [sound recording] : heal your soul, honor your loved ones, and learn to live again

March 13, 2017
Caputo, Theresa.
New York : Audioworks/Simon & Schuster Audio, 2017.
6 audio discs (approximately 7 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
After more than a decade of being a practicing medium, Theresa Caputo brings the powerful lessons she has learned about grief, healing, and finding happiness in the wake of tragedy. In almost every reading she gives, Spirit insists that people begin to embrace their lives again. Easily said, but not everyone knows where to begin, and putting back together the pieces of a life marked by loss is never easy. Sometimes, they need spiritual guidance, that's where Theresa comes in.

The rules do not apply [sound recording] : a memoir

March 13, 2017
Levy, Ariel, 1974-
New York : Random House Audio, 2017.
4 audio discs (5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
A gorgeous, darkly humorous memoir for listeners of Cheryl Strayed about a woman overcoming dramatic loss and finding reinvention, based on this award-winning writer's New Yorker article, Thanksgiving in Mongolia.

Cravings : [how I conquered food]

March 7, 2017
Collins, Judy, 1939- author.
Grand Haven, Michigan : Brilliance Audio, [2017]
5 audio discs (6 hr., 5 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
"A no-holds-barred account of music legend Judy Collins' harrowing struggle with compulsive overeating and the journey that led her to a solution...Alternating between chapters on her life and those on the many diet gurus she has encountered along the way, (Atkins, Jean Nidetch of Weight Watchers, Andrew Weil, to name a few), Cravings is the culmination of Judy's genuine desire to share what she's learned -- so that no one else has to navigate her heartrending path to recovery."-- From the publisher.

Portraits of courage : [a commander in chief's tribute to America's warriors]

March 7, 2017
Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-
[New York] : Random House Audio, [2017]
3 audio discs (3.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (94 pages ; color illustrations ; 13 x 15 cm)
Read by the author.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
A vibrant collection of stories by President George W. Bush honoring the sacrifice and courage of America's military veterans.

South and West : from a notebook

March 6, 2017
Didion, Joan.
[Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape : Random House Audio, [2017]
3 audio discs (3 hours) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kimberly Farr ; with a foreword written and read by Nathaniel Rich.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
"Joan Didion has always kept notebooks: of overheard dialogue, observations, interviews, drafts of essays and articles--and here is one such draft that traces a road trip she took with her husband, John Gregory Dunne, in June 1970, through Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. She interviews prominent local figures, describes motels, diners, a deserted reptile farm, a visit with Walker Percy, a ladies' brunch at the Mississippi Broadcasters' Convention. She writes about the stifling heat, the almost viscous pace of life, the sulfurous light, and the preoccupation with race, class, and heritage she finds in the small towns they pass through. And from a different notebook: the "California Notes" that began as an assignment from Rolling Stone on the Patty Hearst trial of 1976. Though Didion never wrote the piece, watching the trial and being in San Francisco triggered thoughts about the city, its social hierarchy, the Hearsts, and her own upbringing in Sacramento. Here, too, is the beginning of her thinking about the West, its landscape, the western women who were heroic for her, and her own lineage, all of which would appear later in her acclaimed 2003 book, Where I Was From."--Provided by publisher.

The stranger in the woods : the extraordinary story of the last true hermit

March 6, 2017
Finkel, Michael.
[Westminster, MD] : Penguin Random House Audio, [2017]
5 audio discs (6 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Mark Bramhall.
"In 1986, twenty-year-old Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the woods. He would not have a conversation with another human being until nearly three decades later when he was arrested for stealing food. Living in a tent even in winter, he had survived by his wits and courage, developing ingenious ways to store food and water, to avoid freezing to death. He broke into nearby cottages for food, clothes, reading material, and other provisions, taking only what he needed, but terrifying a community never able to solve the mysterious burglaries. Based on extensive interviews with Knight himself, this is a vividly detailed account of the why and how of his secluded life--as well as the challenges he has faced returning to the world"--Publisher description.

Homo deus : [a brief history of tomorrow]

March 1, 2017
Harari, Yuval N., author.
[New York] : Harper Audio, [2017]
13 audio discs (15 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Derek Perkins.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
Examines the civilized world's achievements in controlling famine, disease, and war while making provocative predictions about the evolutionary goals of the twenty-first century.

The fall of heaven : the Pahlavis and the final days of Imperial Iran

February 28, 2017
Cooper, Andrew Scott, author.
℗2016
17 audio discs (22 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 PDF disc.
Read by Assaf Cohen.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
" An immersive, gripping account of the rise and fall of Iran's glamorous Pahlavi dynasty, written with the cooperation of the late Shah's widow, Empress Farah."-- Provided by publisher.

This life I live : one man's extraordinary, ordinary life and the woman who changed it forever

February 27, 2017
Feek, Rory Lee, author, narrator.
[Grand Haven, MI] : Brilliance Audio, [2017]
5 audio discs (6 hr., 4 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
"In this vulnerable book, Rory takes listeners into his own challenging life story and shows what can happen when God brings both his presence and the right companion into their lives."--Provided by publisher.

Music as a mirror of history [sound recording]

February 27, 2017
Greenberg, Robert, 1954-
[Chantilly, Va.] : Teaching Company ; Prince Frederick, MD : [Distributed by] Recorded Books, [2016]
24 sound discs (ca. 18 hr.): digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 computer disc (PDF ; 4 3/4 in.)
Taught by: Professor Robert Greenberg, San Francisco Performances.
Compact discs.
Explore the connections between famous music and historic events.

The Irish identity [sound recording] : independence, history, and literature

February 27, 2017
Conner, Marc C., 1965-
[Chantilly, Va.] : Teaching Company ; Prince Frederick, MD : [Distributed by] Recorded Books, [2016]
18 sound discs (18 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 computer disc (PDF ; 4 3/4 in.)
Lecturer: Marc C. Conner, Washington and Lee University.
Contains 36 lectures; each lecture runs approximately 30 min.
Accompanying PDF contains course workbook in CD-ROM format.
Discover the dazzling arts of the Irish Renaissance and the violent struggles of the Irish fight for independence, using great literary works as your guide.

Becoming a great essayist [sound recording]

February 27, 2017
Cognard-Black, Jennifer, 1969-
[Chantilly, Va.] : Teaching Company ; Prince Frederick, MD : [Distributed by] Recorded Books, [2016]
12 sound discs (ca. 12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 computer disc (PDF ; 4 3/4 in.)
Lecturer: Professor Jennifer Cognard-Black, St. Mary's College of Maryland.
Compact discs.
Discover the keys to unlocking your potential in essay writing with Becoming a Great Essayist. These 24 illuminating lectures explore numerous genres or types of essays, challenge you with stimulating writing prompts, and provide insights into how to get to know yourself like never before so that you may write honest, compelling, and GREAT essays. And because essays are so flexible in their style and function, the skills you build writing great essays may be applied to almost all other forms of writing. While the goal of this course is to provide you with fundamental abilities that will improve your essays, the skills you will learn also provide a foundation to develop any writing project you undertake. This is an unrivalled opportunity to advance your critical and creative thinking skills, enhance your ability to master a strong and persuasive style, and most importantly, allow you to get to know your own inner voice.

Reading biblical literature : Genesis to Revelation

February 27, 2017
Koester, Craig R., 1953- author, lecturer.
©2016
18 audio discs (approximately 18 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 computer disc (PDF ; 4 3/4 in.)
Title from disc label.
"Course no. 6650."
volume 1: lecture 1. The Bible as dialogue -- lecture 2. Creation and chaos in Genesis -- lecture 3. Abraham, Sarah, and the promise -- lecture 4. Jacob, Joseph, and reconciliation -- lecture 5. Moses and the drama of the Exodus -- lecture 6. Freedom and law at Mount Sinai -- lecture 7. Israel's wandering in the wilderness -- lecture 8. Violence and kindness in the promised land -- lecture 9. Saul, the tragic king -- lecture 10. David and nation building -- lecture 11. Solomon, a study in contradictions -- lecture 12. Psalms : the Bible's songbook. -- lecture 13. Biblical wisdom literature -- lecture 14. Elijah, the troubler of Israel -- lecture 15. Justice and love in Amos and Hosea -- lecture 16. Isaiah on defiant hope -- lecture 17. Jeremiah on anguish and compassion -- lecture 18. Babylonian conquest and exile -- lecture 19. Ezekiel on abandonment and homecoming -- lecture 20. Jewish identity and rebuilding after exile -- lecture 21. Esther, Daniel, and life under empire -- lecture 22. Resistance, adaptation, and the Maccabees -- lecture 23. Jesus as Messiah in Mark -- lecture 24. Mark on the crucifixion and resurrection -- lecture 25. The dynamics of forgiveness in Matthew -- lecture 26. Luke on a world upside down -- lecture 27. John on the word made flesh -- lecture 28. Self-giving love according to John -- lecture 29. The early church in Acts -- lecture 30. Paul's calling -- lecture 31. Paul and the Roman Empire -- lecture 32. Paul's letters to a community in conflict -- lecture 33. Freedom and the law in Paul's letters -- lecture 34. Paul on gender roles and slavery -- lecture 35. Letters for sojourners -- lecture 36. Revelation's vision of new creation.

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.

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