New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Nonfiction

July 24, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Call the midwife. Farewell to the East End

July 23, 2014
Worth, Jennifer, 1935-2011.
[Minneapolis, MN] : Highbridge Co., p2014.
9 sound discs (10.75 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Nicola Barber.
Duration: 10:45:00.
Compact discs.
Leaving a middle-class childhood to become a midwife in London's poor East End, Jennifer Worth not only delivered babies, she touched numerous lives and recounted with depth the heartrending story of a neighborhood in transition. Here, at last, is the full story of Chummy's delightful courtship and wedding. We also meet Megan'mave, identical twins who share a browbeaten husband, and return to Sister Monica Joan, who is in top eccentric form.

Cheaper by the dozen [sound recording]

July 17, 2014
Gilbreth, Frank B. (Frank Bunker), 1911-2001.
United States : Random House, p1994.
5 audio discs (6 hr, 5 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Dana Ivey.
A time-and-motion expert and his engineer wife use scientific principles to raise their twelve children.

Millionaire teacher [sound recording] : the nine rules of wealth you should have learned in school

July 17, 2014
Hallam, Andrew.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, p2011.
6 audio discs (6 hr., 29 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Peter Drew.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
The incredible story of how a schoolteacher built a million-dollar portfolio, and how you can too.

The giants of the British novel. Part 1, The rise of the novel and the first British masters [sound recording]

July 16, 2014
Shutt, Timothy Baker.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2014], p2014.
4 sound discs (ca. 4 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Lecture given by Timothy B. Shutt.
Title from disc surface.
"8 lectures"--Container.
Antecedents and precursor: what is a novel? -- Daniel Defoe and Robinson Crusoe -- Samuel Richardson: Clarissa and Pamela -- Henry Fielding and Tom Jones -- Tobias Smollett and others: the novel of sentiment and the gothic novel -- Laurence Sterne and Tristram Shandy -- Sir Walter Scott, The heart of Midlothian, and the historical novel -- Jane Austen.
It can reasonably be argued that the British invented the novel, and understanding the way in which the novel, as a literary form, developed in Britain is key to understanding the literary form itself. Professor Shutt takes listeners on a panoramic journey across the colorful landscape of British novelists, beginning with Daniel Defoe in the early 18th century and proceeding all the way to the mesmerizing works of Jane Austen in the early 19th century.

The sports gene : [inside the science of extraordinary athletic performance]

July 15, 2014
Epstein, David J., 1983- author, narrator.
℗2013
9 audio discs (approximately 10.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Subtitle from container.
"Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container.
What makes an athlete a superstar? We tend to assume they are either genetic freaks, put on Earth to dominate a particular sport, or they are normal people who by sheer force of will and obsessive training overcame their innate biology. But the truth is far messier than a simple dichotomy between nature and nurture. David Epstein shows why it is highly unlikely that so-called genetic freaks are singularly endowed with superior athletic prowess and just as unlikely that individuals with few or none of the requisite athletic genes will be great, no matter how hard they work. In short, the nature means little without the nurture and vice versa. Epstein also explores some controversial questions, such as: Are black athletes genetically predetermined to dominate both sprinting and distance running? Can we test the genes of children to determine if they will be top athletes? Are men and women programmed to practice in different ways? Epstein combines groundbreaking genetics research with an engaging narrative approach.

America 180

July 15, 2014
Miller, Dennis, 1953- author, speaker.
℗2014
1 audio disc : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Dennis Miller, comedian.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
Golden State -- Environmentalists -- Twitter -- Olive Garden -- Age 60 -- Sports -- America 180° -- Republicans -- PC police -- Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden -- Rob Ford -- Secularists -- Radical Islam -- Mideast terror -- Internal battles -- Taxes -- Business ideas -- Obamacare -- Barack Obama -- Bottom line.

Duty [sound recording] : [memoirs of a secretary at war]

July 10, 2014
Gates, Robert Michael, 1943-
New York : Books on Tape : Random House Audio, [2014]
20 audio discs (approximately 25.5 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by George Newbern.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vivid account of serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. After working for six presidents in both the CIA and the National Security Council, Robert M. Gates was happily serving as president of Texas A&M University. But when he was asked to help a nation mired in two wars and to aid the troops doing the fighting, he answered what he felt was the call of duty.

Have a nice guilt trip [sound recording]

July 9, 2014
Scottoline, Lisa.
New York, NY : Macmillan Audio, 2014.
6 sound discs (6 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the authors.
Title from disc labels.
Compact disc.
No one does love and guilt like mothers and daughters; especially when they're Italian. Get ready for some wit, wisdom, and warmth from this new collection by the bestselling duo.

God [sound recording] : a history

July 2, 2014
Stavans, Ilan.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2014], p2014.
4 sound discs (ca. 4 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Lecture given by Ilan Stavans.
Title from container.
"8 lectures"--Container.
Are we alone? -- From animism to polytheism -- The biblical God -- The legacy of monotheism -- The wisdom religions -- The philosophical conundrum -- God and politics -- The athiest's God.
Stavans explores humans' conception of the divine, from an animistic view to Greek myths and the Aztec pantheon, onward to the development of monotheism. Stavans reflects on the difference between prophetic and wisdom religions and criticizes monotheism's link with violence. Along the way, Stavans explores his own "wrestling" with God and provides fertile ground for questioning preconceived ideas and placing them in the larger narrative of human belief.

Physics for poets [sound recording]

July 2, 2014
Kouzes, Richard.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2014], p2014.
4 sound discs (ca. 4 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Lecture given by Richard T. Kouzes.
Title from disc surface.
"8 lectures"--Container.
Introduction and history -- The laws of motion -- Energy -- Thermodynamics -- Electromagnetism -- The quantum world -- Nuclear physics -- Physics and society.
The thought of exploring the sciences can be daunting, and this is especially true with regard to physics. But many of the most significant principles of physics can be understood in easy-to-understand terms. In these engaging lectures, Kouzes examines the history of physics and delves into the principles such as the laws of motion, energy, thermodynamics, and electromagnetism. Building on these, Kouzes guides listeners to a better understanding of more complex applications and the ways of physics impacs our lives on a daily basis.

Politics and performance [sound recording] : theater in the 20th century

July 2, 2014
Lewis, Megan, 1968-
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2014], p2014.
4 sound discs (ca. 4 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Lecture given by Megan Lewis.
Title from disc surface.
"8 lectures"--Container.
The rise of realism -- The theatrical avant-garde: symbolism, expressionism, futurism, and dada -- Popular entertainment: from blackface to Broadway -- The political power of musical theater -- Political theater: theater as a call to action -- Women's theatrical visions -- Black theater and the African diaspora -- Theater and performance for a new century.
Lewis takes listeners on a journey through the history of theater in the 20th century, exploring movements such as symbolism, expressionism, and dadaism, which arose amid political turmoil and quickly fueled rapid change in the way playwrights, directors, and actors approached theater. Lewis then goes on to examine how currents such as politics, race relations, and the women's movement also influenced theater and used it as a force for social change.

Hard choices [sound recording]

June 19, 2014
Clinton, Hillary Rodham.
[New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2014.
21 sound discs (27 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author and Kathleen Chalfant.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
In the aftermath of her 2008 presidential run, Hillary Rodahm Clinton expected to return to representing New York in the United States Senate. To her surprise, her former rival for the Democratic Party nomination, newly elected President Barack Obama, asked her to serve in his administration as Secretary of State. Her memoir is the story of the four extraordinary and historic years that followed, and the hard choices that she and her colleagues confronted.

Good talk, dad [sound recording] : [the birds and the bees ... and other conversations we forgot to have]

June 11, 2014
Geist, William.
New York : Hachette Audio, 2014.
5 sound discs (ca. 5.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the authors.
Subtitle from cover.
Compact discs.
After Bill went public with his struggle with Parkinson's disease, the Geists decided to collaborate on this book so their children and grandchildren would have a record of their unique bond. Now that Willie is a father (and Bill a grandfather), Willie has continued Bill's child-rearing traditions in the hopes of carrying on the riotous Geistian parenting legacy. The result is delightfully entertaining, wildly funny, and poignant as well.

Tibetan peach pie : a true account of an imaginative life

June 5, 2014
Robbins, Tom, 1932- author.
℗2014
10 audio discs (12 hr., 30 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Keith Szarabajka.
Compact discs.
"Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container.
In Tibetan Peach Pie, Robbins turns his unparalleled literary sensibility inward, stitching together stories of his unconventional life, from his Appalachian childhood to his globetrotting adventures--told in his unique voice that combines the sweet and sly, the spiritual and earthy. The grandchild of Baptist preachers, Robbins would become over the course of half a century a poet-interruptus, an air force weatherman, a radio DJ, an art-critic-turned-psychedelic-journeyman, a world-famous novelist, and a counter-culture hero, leading a life as unlikely, magical, and bizarre as those of his quixotic characters. Robbins offers intimate snapshots of Appalachia during the Great Depression, the West Coast during the 1960s psychedelic revolution, international roving before homeland security monitored our travels, and New York publishing when it still relied on trees. Written with the big-hearted comedy and mesmerizing linguistic invention for which he is known, Tibetan Peach Pie is an invitation into the private world of a literary legend.

Preach! [sound recording] : love like a lady, attract a good man.

June 2, 2014
[Burbank, Calif.] : Faith In Dreams Edutainment ; Brentwood, TN : EMI Gospel : Distributed by EMI CMG, p2013.
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Various speakers and performers.
Sermons and gospel songs.
Compact disc.
Waiting to exhale / Bishop Paul Morton -- Encourage yourself (Sheri Jones Moffett) -- Sex in the city / Rev. Otis Moss, III -- The blessing of Abraham (Donald Lawrence & the Tri-City Singers) -- I think I better let it go / Bishop Rudolph McKissick, Jr. -- Set me free (Myron Butler).

I can see clearly now [sound recording]

May 29, 2014
Dyer, Wayne W.
[Carlsbad, CA] : Hay House Audio, p2014.
12 sound discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Compact discs.
"For many years, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer's fans have wondered when he would write a memoir. Well, after four decades as a teacher of self-empowerment and the best-selling author of more than 40 books, Wayne has finally done just that! However, he has written it in a way that only he can-with a remarkable take-home message for his longtime followers and new readers alike-and the result is an exciting new twist on the old format. Rather than a plain old memoir, Wayne has gathered together quantum-moment recollections. In this revealing and engaging book, Wayne shares dozens of events from his life, from the time he was a little boy in Detroit up to present day. In unflinching detail, he relates his vivid impressions of encountering many forks in the road, taking readers with him into these formative experiences. Yet then he views the events from his current perspective, noting what lessons he ultimately learned, as well as how he has made the resulting wisdom available to millions via his lifelong dedication to service. As a reader, you will feel as if you are right there with Wayne, perusing his personal photo album and hearing about his family, his time in the service, how he writes his best-selling books, and so much more. In the process, you'll be inspired to look back at your own life to see how everything you have experienced has led you to where you are right now. Wayne has discovered that there are no accidents. Although we may not be aware of who or what is "moving the checkers," life has a purpose, and each step of our journey has something to teach us. As he says, "I wasn't aware of all of the future implications that these early experiences were to offer me. Now, from a position of being able to see much more clearly, I know that every single encounter, every challenge, and every situation are all spectacular threads in the tapestry that represents and defines my life, and I am deeply grateful for all of it." I Can See Clearly Now is an intimate look at an amazing teacher, but it also holds the key for seekers on a personal path of enlightenment. Wayne offers up his own life as an example of how we can all recognize the hand of the Divine steering our individual courses, helping us accomplish the mission we came here to fulfill"-- Provided by publisher.

Obsessed [sound recording]

May 23, 2014
Gaffigan, Jim.
New York : Comedy Central Records, [2014]
1 audio disc (68 min.) : digital : 4 3/4 in.
Jim Gaffigan.
Compact disc.
Can't stop eating -- Fruits & vegetables -- Donuts -- Southern food -- Fried bread -- Weddings -- Live longer -- Don't want to smell -- Victoria's secret -- Seafood -- Chinese desserts -- Kobe beef -- Hot dogs & buffalo wings -- Bars -- Public restrooms -- 5 kids -- Cancer -- Babies are magic -- Mt. Rushmore.

Clouds of glory : the life and legend of Robert E. Lee

May 21, 2014
Korda, Michael, 1933- author.
[New York] : Harper Audio, [2014]
26 audio discs (33 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jack Garrett.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Michael Korda paints a vivid and admiring portrait of Lee as a brilliant general, a devoted family man, and principled gentleman who disliked slavery and disagreed with secession, yet who refused command of the Union Army in 1861 because he could not 'draw his sword' against his beloved Virginia.

Finding me : a decade of darkness, a life reclaimed : a memoir of the Cleveland kidnappings

May 21, 2014
Knight, Michelle, 1981-
℗2014
6 sound discs (7 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Maria Cabezas.
Title from disc labels.
Compact disc.
Describes the details of the abduction and decade-long captivity of one of the three survivors of notorious Cleveland kidnaper Ariel Castro, and how she found the courage to endure unimaginable circumstances and never lose hope for the future.

Love life

May 21, 2014
Lowe, Rob.
℗2014
7 audio discs (ca. 7 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Rob Lowe offers up a collection of personal stories in an honest and celebratory memoir about men and women, art and commerce, fathers and son, addiction and recovery, and sex and love.

Think like a freak [sound recording]

May 21, 2014
Levitt, Steven D.
[New York] : Harper Audio, c2014.
5 sound discs (5 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Stephen J. Dubner.
Title from disc labels.
Compact disc.
Think Like A Freak takes listeners further inside this special thought process, revealing a new way of approaching the decisions people make, the plans they create, and the morals they choose.

A call to action [sound recording] : women, religion, violence and power

May 21, 2014
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
℗2014.
6 audio discs (approximately 6 hr., 30 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
Jimmy Carter describes his personal observations of the conditions and hardships of women around the world. He describes a trip in Africa with Bill Gates, Sr. and his wife, where they are appalled by visits to enormous brothels. He tells how he joined Nelson Mandela to plead for an end to South Africa's practice of outlawing treatments to protect babies from AIDS-infected mothers. Throughout, Carter reports on observations of women activists and workers of The Carter Center.

Defiant : the POWs who endured Vietnam's most infamous prison, the women who fought for them, and the one who never returned

May 21, 2014
Townley, Alvin, author.
℗2014
12 audio discs (approximately 15 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Read by Joe Barrett.
Compact discs.
"Includes bonus PDF disc with photos"--Container.
During the Vietnam War, hundreds of American prisoners of war faced years of brutal conditions and horrific torture at the hands of communist interrogators. Determined to maintain their code of conduct, the inmates of the Hanoi Hilton and other camps developed a powerful underground resistance. To quash it, the North Vietnamese singled out its eleven leaders, Vietnam's own "dirty dozen," and banished them to an isolated jail that would become known as Alcatraz. None would leave its solitary cells and interrogation rooms unscathed; one would never leave. As these men suffered in Hanoi, their wives launched an extraordinary campaign that would ultimately spark the POW/MIA movement. When the survivors finally returned, one received the Medal of Honor, another became a US senator, and a third still serves in congress. A story of survival and triumph, Defiant will inspire anyone wondering how courage, faith, and brotherhood can endure even in the darkest of situations.

The importance of being extraordinary [sound recording]

May 21, 2014
Dyer, Wayne W.
[Carlsbad, Calif.] : Hay House Audio, [2013].
2 audio discs (2 hr., 4 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Wayne W. Dyer, Eckhart Tolle.
Duration: 2:04:00.
Compact discs.
In a live lecture recorded in Hawaii, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer and Eckhart Tolle delve into everything from ancient spiritual texts to contemporary pop culture as they tackle personal questions of identity and purpose, as well as such weighty topics as the economy and addiction. Through their combined wisdom and perception, Wayne and Eckhart bring you inspired lessons for an exhilarating spiritual awakening.

Dirty daddy [sound recording] : the chronicles of a family man turned filthy comedian

May 8, 2014
Saget, Bob.
New York : HarperAudio, 2014.
6 sound discs (6 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Bob Saget opens up about some of his personal experiences with life and death, his career, and his reputation for sick humor. All with his highly original blend of silliness, vulgarity, humor and heart, and all framed by a man who loves being funny above all else.

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