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New Audio Books for Spring

We have added new Audio Books to our Collection

 

Lust & Wonder

Written by: Augusten Burroughs
Narrated by: Augusten Burroughs
Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins

In chronicling the development and demise of the different relationships he's had while living in New York, Augusten Burroughs examines what it means to be in love, what it means to be in lust, and what it means to be figuring it all out. 

 

 

The Last Days of Magic

Written by: Mark Tompkins
Narrated by: Sile Bermingham
Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins

Aisling, a goddess in human form, was born to rule both domains and - with her twin, Anya - unite the Celts with the powerful faeries of the Middle Kingdom. But within medieval Ireland, interests are divided, and far from its shores greater forces are mustering. Both England and Rome have a stake in driving magic from the Emerald Isle. 

 

 

Fool Me Once

Written by: Harlan Coben
Narrated by: January LaVoy
Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins

Former special ops pilot Maya, home from the war, sees an unthinkable image captured by her nanny cam while she is at work: her two-year-old daughter playing with Maya's husband, Joe - who had been brutally murdered two weeks earlier. The provocative question at the heart of the mystery: Can you believe everything you see with your own eyes, even when you desperately want to?

 

 

When Breath Becomes Air

Written by: Paul Kalanithi, Abraham Verghese - foreword
Narrated by: Sunil Malhotra, Cassandra Campbell
Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins

At the age of 36, on the verge of completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated.

 

 

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

Written by: Katarina Bivald
Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham, Lorelei King
Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins 

It all began with a correspondence between two quite different women: 28-year-old Sara from Haninge, Sweden, and 65-year-old Amy from the small town of Broken Wheel, Iowa. After years of exchanging books, letters and thoughts on the meaning of literature and life, Sara, mousy, disheveled, who has never been anywhere in her life - has really lived only for her work in a beloved bookshop, which has just closed its doors for the last time - bravely decides to accept her unknown friend's invitation to visit.

 

 

Destiny and Power : the American odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush

Written by: Jon Meacham
Narrated by: Paul Michael
Length: 25 hrs and 10 mins 

Based on rigorous research, hours of private interviews, and extraordinary access to Bush's diaries and to his family, Destiny and Power paints a vivid and affecting portrait of the distinctive American life of a man from the Greatest Generation: his childhood in Connecticut, his heroic service in World War II, his entry into the Texas oil business, and his storied rise in politics from congressman to UN ambassador to head of the CIA to 41st president of the United States.

 

 

Rising Strong

Written by: Brené Brown
Narrated by: Brené Brown
Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins 

The physics of vulnerability is simple: If we are brave enough often enough, we will fall. The author of the number-one New York Times best sellers Daring Greatlyand The Gifts of Imperfection tells us what it takes to get back up and how owning our stories of disappointment, failure, and heartbreak gives us the power to write a daring new ending. Struggle, Brené Brown writes, can be our greatest call to courage and rising strong our clearest path to deeper meaning, wisdom, and hope.

 

 

The Last of the President's Men

Written by: Bob Woodward
Narrated by: Campbell Scott
Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins 

Bob Woodward exposes one of the final pieces of the Richard Nixon puzzle in his new book, The Last of the President's Men. Woodward reveals the untold story of Alexander Butterfield, the Nixon aide who disclosed the secret White House taping system that changed history and led to Nixon's resignation.

 

 

 

Lights Out : A cyberattack, a nation unprepared, surviving the aftermath

Written by: Ted Koppel
Narrated by: Ted Koppel
Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins 

Imagine a blackout lasting not days but weeks or months. Tens of millions of people over several states are affected. For those without access to generators, there is no running water, no sewage, no refrigeration or light. Food and medical supplies are dwindling. Devices we rely on have gone dark. Banks no longer function, looting is widespread, and law and order are being tested as never before.

 

Written by: Thomas Mallon
Narrated by: Christopher Lane
Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins 

Finale takes listeners to the political gridiron of Washington in 1986, the wealthiest enclaves of Southern California, and the volcanic landscape of Iceland, where the president engages in two almost apocalyptic days of negotiation with Mikhail Gorbachev.

 

 

 

 

Tricky Twenty-Two 

Written by: Janet Evanovich
Narrated by: Lorelei King
Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins 

Stephanie Plum might not be the world's greatest bounty hunter, but she knows when she's being played. Ken Globovic (aka Gobbles), hailed as the Supreme Exalted Zookeeper of the animal house known as Zeta fraternity, has been arrested for beating up the dean of students at Kiltman College. Gobbles has missed his court date and gone into hiding.

 

 

 

 

Written by: Vince Flynn
Narrated by: George Guidall
Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins 

Series: Mitch Rapp, Book 2

For months, Mitch Rapp has been steadily working his way through a list of men, bullet by bullet. With each kill, the tangled network of monsters responsible for the slaughter of 270 civilians becomes increasingly clear. He is given his next target: a plump Libyan diplomat who is prone to drink and is currently in Paris without a single bodyguard. Rapp finds him completely unprotected and asleep in his bed. 

 

 

Black Box Thinking

Written by: Matthew Syed
Narrated by: Simon Slater
Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins

Nobody wants to fail. But in highly complex organizations, success can happen only when we confront our mistakes, learn from our own version of a black box, and create a climate where it's safe to fail. We all have to endure failure from time to time, whether it's underperforming at a job interview, flunking an exam, or losing a pickup basketball game. But for people working in safety-critical industries, getting it wrong can have deadly consequences.

 

 

My Name is Lucy Barton

Written by: Elizabeth Strout
Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins 

Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation. Her mother, to whom she hasn't spoken for many years, comes to see her. Gentle gossip about people from Lucy's childhood in Amgash, Illinois, seems to reconnect them, but just below the surface lie the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of Lucy's life: her escape from her troubled family, her desire to become a writer, her marriage, her love for her two daughters.

 

 

The Road to Little Dribbling : adventures of an American in Britian

Written by: Bill Bryson
Narrated by: Nathan Osgood
Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins 

In 1995, Bill Bryson got into his car and took a weeks-long farewell motoring trip about England before moving his family back to the United States. The book about that trip, Notes from a Small Island, is uproarious and endlessly endearing, one of the most acute and affectionate portrayals of England in all its glorious eccentricity ever written. Two decades later, he set out again to rediscover that country, and the result is The Road to Little Dribbling.

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