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10/28/2014 - 3:18pm

A vision of fire: a novel Cover
Gillian Anderson
Jeff Rovin
Renowned child psychologist Caitlin O'Hara is a single mom trying to juggle life. When the daughter of India's ambassador starts speaking in tongues and having violent visions, her parents are sure it is because of the assassination attempt on her father; but when it starts happening around the world, Caitlin begins to think that there's a stranger force at work. She races across the globe to uncover the supernatural links between these cases in order to save her patient-- and perhaps the world.
FIC And
Oct 21, 2014
Descent Cover
Jay R Bonansinga
Fred Berman, narrator
Out of the ashes of its dark past, Woodbury, Georgia, becomes an oasis of safety amidst the plague of the walking dead, a town reborn in the wake of its former tyrannical leader, Philip Blake, aka The Governor. Blake's legacy of madness haunts every nook and cranny of this little walled community, but Lilly Caul and a small ragtag band of survivors are determined to overcome their traumatic past... despite the fact that a super-herd is closing in on them.
FIC Bon
Oct 14, 2014
Desert god: a novel of Ancient Egypt Cover
Wilbur A Smith
Mike Grady, narrator
On the gleaming banks of the Nile, the brilliant Taita-slave and advisor to the Pharaoh-finds himself at the center of a vortex of passion, intrigue, and danger. His quest to destroy the Hyksos army and form an alliance with Crete takes him on an epic journey up the Nile, through Arabia and the magical city of Babylon, and across the open seas.
FIC Smi
Oct 28, 2014
Full measure: a novel Cover
T. Jefferson Parker
Dan Green, narrator
Patrick Norris has seen the worst that Afghanistan has to offer-excruciating heat, bitter cold, and death waiting behind every rock as comrades are blown to pieces by bombs and snipers. He returns home exhilarated by his new freedom and eager to realize his dream of a sport fishing business. But he is shocked to learn that the avocado ranch his family has owned for generations in the foothills of San Diego has been destroyed by a massive wildfire and the parents he loves are facing ruin.
FIC Par
Oct 7, 2014
Ghost wanted Cover
Carolyn G Hart
Ann Marie Lee, narrator
Bailey Ruth's supervisor, Wiggins, is worried about a dear old friend. The ghost of elegant Lorraine Marlow haunts a college library. Known as the Lady of the Roses, she plays matchmaker, using the fragrant flowers to pair up students. But someone's making mischief after hours, leaving roses strewn about the library, destroying a gargoyle, and stealing a valuable book. Concerned with Lorraine's reputation among the living, Wiggins dispatches the irrepressible redhead Bailey Ruth to investigate.
FIC Har
Oct 7, 2014
Gravity's rainbow Cover
Thomas Pynchon
George Guidall
A few months after the Germans' secret V-2 rocket bombs begin falling on London, British Intelligence discovers that a map of the city pinpointing the sexual conquests of one Lieutenant Tyrone Slothrop, U.S. Army, corresponds identically to a map showing hte V02 impact sites. The implications of this discovery will launch Slothrop on an amazing journey across war-torn Europe, fleeing an international cabal of military-industrial superpowers, in search of the mysterious Rocket 00000.
FIC Pyn
Oct 20, 2014
Laughter Therapy. Funny for a living Cover
Ophira Eisenberg
National Public Radio (U.S.)
This extended session of Laughter Therapy explores the history of all things funny, presenting a cornucopia of comedy from the pioneers of vaudeville and the silent film era, to the wildly creative innovators that transformed television in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, to the modern practitioners that continue to bend the boundaries of comedy today. Chronically serious? Prepare to be cured by this collection of revealing profiles and interviews with some of the funniest personalities ever. Featuring Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Groucho Marx, Sid Caesar, Ernie Kovacs, Bob and Ray, Imogene Coca, Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Bob Newhart, Jonathan Winters, Bill Cosby, Phyllis Diller, Joan Rivers, Jerry Seinfeld, Conan O'Brien, Amy Poehler, Margaret Cho, Jim Gaffigan, Sarah Silverman.
791.4475 Lau
Oct 7, 2014
Lila: a novel Cover
Marilynne Robinson
Maggie Hoffman, narrator
Lila, homeless and alone, steps inside a small-town Iowa church and ignites a romance and a debate that will reshape her life. She becomes the wife of a minister, John Ames, and begins a new existence. Neglected as a toddler, Lila was rescued by Doll, a young drifter, and brought up by her in a hardscrabble childhood. When Lila arrives in Gilead, she struggles to reconcile their days of hardship with the gentle Christian worldview of her husband which paradoxically judges those she loves.
FIC Rob
Oct 21, 2014
Murder in Pigalle Cover
Cara Black
Meredith Mitchell, narrator
June, 1998. Paris's sticky summer heat is even more oppressive than usual as rowdy French football fans riot in anticipation of the World Cup. Private Investigator Aimee Leduc has been trying to slow down her hectic lifestyle, take on only computer security assignments, and maybe try to learn how to cook (quelle catastrophe!). She's vowed not to let herself get involved in any more dangerous shenanigans--she's five months' pregnant and has the baby's well-being to think about now, too. But all of her best intentions to live the quiet life fall away when disaster strikes close to home. A serial rapist has been terrorizing Paris's Pigalle neighborhood, following teenage girls home from junior high school and attacking them in their own houses. It is sad and frightening but has nothing to do with Aimee--until Zazie, the 14-year-old daughter of the proprietor of Aimee's favorite cafe, disappears. The police aren't mobilizing quickly enough and when Zazie's desperate parents approach Aimee for help, she knows she couldn't say no even if she wanted to. In the frantic race against time that ensues, Aimee discovers a terrifying secret neighborhood history that will leave lives in the whole quartier upended.
FIC Bla
Oct 3, 2014
New frontiers: a collection of tales about the past, the present, and the future Cover
Ben Bova
Paul Boehmer, narrator
Gabrielle De Cuir, narrator
Alex Hyde-White, narrator
Stefan Rudnicki, narrator
Fourteen visions of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Frontiers of time and space, as well as frontiers of courage, devotion, love, hate, and the outer limits of the human spirit. From the Baghdad of the Arabian Nights to a vast interstellar empire thousands of years in the future, from the Vatican to a one-man vessel drifting in the vast emptiness of the Asteroid Belt, from virtual reality duels to the subtle intricacies of time travel and a golf tournament on the Moon, here are tales of scoundrels and heroes, scientists and explorers, aliens and artificial intelligences, and even a young Albert Einstein.
FIC Bov
Oct 9, 2014
Nora Webster: a novel Cover
Colm Tóibín
Fiona Shaw, narrator
Widowed at forty, with four children and not enough money, Nora has lost the love of her life, Maurice, the man who rescued her from the stifling world to which she was born. And now she fears she may be drawn back into it. Wounded, strong-willed, clinging to secrecy in a tiny community where everyone knows your business, Nora is drowning in her own sorrow and blind to the suffering of her young sons, who have lost their father. Yet she has moments of stunning empathy and kindness.
FIC Toi
Oct 7, 2014
Seventh grave and no body Cover
Darynda Jones
Lorelei King, narrator
Twelve of the deadliest beasts ever forged in the fires of hell have escaped onto our plane, and they want nothing more than to rip out the jugular of Charley Davidson and serve her lifeless, mangled body to Satan for dinner. So there's that. But Charley's father has disappeared, and the more she retraces his last steps, the more she learns he was conducting an investigation of his own, one that has Charley questioning everything she's ever known about him.
FIC Jon
Oct 20, 2014
Shopaholic to the stars: [a novel] Cover
Sophie Kinsella
Clare Corbett, narrator
Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) has stars in her eyes. She and her daughter, Minnie, have joined husband Luke in LA. Luke is there to help manage the career of famous actress Sage Seymour, and Becky is convinced she is destined to be Sage's personal stylist, and to every A-list celebrity in Hollywood! Things become complicated when Becky joins the team of Sage's archrival. How will charming and supportive Luke deal with this conflict? Will what Becky wants most end up hurting those she loves most?
FIC Kin
Oct 20, 2014
Some luck Cover
Jane Smiley
Lorelei King, narrator
On their farm in Denby, Iowa, Rosanna and Walter Langdon abide by time-honored values that they pass on to their five wildly different yet equally remarkable children: Frank, the brilliant, stubborn first-born; Joe, whose love of animals makes him the natural heir to his family's land; Lillian, an angelic child who enters a fairy-tale marriage with a man only she will fully know; Henry, the bookworm who's not afraid to be different; and Claire, who earns the highest place in her father's heart.
FIC Smi
Oct 21, 2014
The high divide Cover
Lin Enger
Patrick G. Lawlor, narrator
In 1886, Gretta wakes one morning to discover that her husband Ulysses has left his family behind on the Minnesota's western prairie, with no explanation for why or where he's headed. Gretta's sons, Eli and Danny, set off after him, and ending up in the badlands of Montana. Short on money, Gretta has no choice but to follow them. The boys find that the closer they get to Ulysses, the more dangers confront them-- until each is faced with a choice about whom to defend, and who they will become.
FIC Eng
Oct 28, 2014
The innovators: how a group of hackers, geniuses, and geeks created the digital revolution Cover
Walter Isaacson
Dennis Boutsikaris, narrator
The computer and the Internet are among the most important inventions of our era, but few people know who created them. Most innovations of the digital age were made collaboratively. There were a lot of fascinating people involved, some ingenious and a few even geniuses. This is the story of these pioneers, hackers, and entrepreneurs, how their minds worked and what made them so creative. It's also a narrative of how their ability to work as teams made them even more creative.
004.0922 Isa
Oct 21, 2014
The peripheral Cover
William Gibson
Lorelei King, narrator
Depending on her veteran brother's benefits in a city where jobs outside the drug trade are rare, Flynne assists her brother's latest beta-test tech assignment only to uncover an elaborate murder scheme.
FIC Gib
Oct 28, 2014
The summer wind Cover
Mary Alice Monroe
It's midsummer, and Eudora, nicknamed Dora, is staying at Sea Breeze, the family's ancestral home on Sullivan's Island. For years, Dora has played the role of the perfect wife and mother in a loveless marriage. Now her husband has filed for divorce, her child is diagnosed with autism, and her house is on the market. Dora's facade collapses under the weight of her grief, and she suffers broken heart syndrome. Mamaw and the girls rally around Dora, but it's up to Dora to heal herself.
FIC Mon
Oct 7, 2014
The wonder of all things: a novel Cover
Jason Mott
Julia Whelan, narrator
A plane crashes into a crowd of spectators at an air show, killing and injuring dozens. A thirteen-year-old girl named Ava is found huddled beneath a pocket of rubble with her best friend. He is injured and bleeding, and when Ava places her hands over him, his wounds heal. Ava has a unique gift: she can cure others' ailments. Now the whole world knows, and Ava is thrust into the spotlight. But Ava's gift costs her her own health, and as she grows weaker, Ava begins searching for an escape.
FIC Mot
Oct 21, 2014
What I know for sure Cover
Oprah Winfrey
The inspirational wisdom Oprah Winfrey shares in her monthly O., The Oprah Magazine column updated, curated, and collected for the first time. Organized by theme, the essays offer a rare and powerful glimpse into the mind of one of the world's most extraordinary women.
B Win
Oct 28, 2014
Winter Street Cover
Elin Hilderbrand
Erin Bennett, narrator
A family Christmas gathering at Kelley Quinn's Nantucket inn is thrown into turmoil by his four adult children's personal dramas and the discovery of his second wife's infidelity.
FIC Hil
Oct 14, 2014
Fields of blood: religion and the history of violence Cover
Karen Armstrong
Karen Armstrong sets out to discover the truth about religion and violence in each of the world's great traditions, taking listeners on an astonishing journey from prehistoric times to the present.
201.72 Arm
Oct 28, 2014
Deep down dark: the untold stories of 33 men buried in a Chilean mine, and the miracle that set them free Cover
Héctor Tobar
Henry Leyva, narrator
The exclusive, official story of the survival, faith, and family of Chile's thirty-three trapped miners.
363.11 Tob
Oct 21, 2014
As you wish: inconceivable tales from the making of the Princess Bride Cover
Cary Elwes
Joe Layden
From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with co-stars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner.
791.4372 Elw
Oct 28, 2014
Embattled rebel: [Jefferson Davis as commander in chief] Cover
James M McPherson
Robert Fass, narrator
Jefferson Davis: his cause went down in disastrous defeat and left the South impoverished for generations. James McPherson shows us that Davis might have been on the wrong side of history, and it is too easy to diminish him because of his cause's failure. In order to understand the Civil War and its outcome, it is essential to give Davis his due as a military leader and as the president of an aspiring Confederate nation.
973.713 McP
Oct 21, 2014
Mr. Hockey: [my story] Cover
Gordie Howe
Don Hagen, narrator
B How
Oct 21, 2014
Special deluxe Cover
Neil Young
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee traces his six-decade career through the cars he has owned, discussing how they are reflecting new understandings about the environmental impact of automobiles.
B You
Oct 21, 2014
Worthy fights: a memoir of leadership in war and peace Cover
Leon Panetta
Jim Newton
The man who led the intelligence war that killed Osama bin Laden traces a life of leadership in public service, from his tenure in Congress through his years as director of the CIA and Secretary of Defense.
B Pan
Oct 21, 2014
Syndicate content
Gillian Anderson
Jeff Rovin
FIC And
Lin Enger
Patrick G. Lawlor, narrator
FIC Eng
Jay R Bonansinga
Fred Berman, narrator
FIC Bon
Walter Isaacson
Dennis Boutsikaris, narrator
004.0922 Isa
Wilbur A Smith
Mike Grady, narrator
FIC Smi
William Gibson
Lorelei King, narrator
FIC Gib
T. Jefferson Parker
Dan Green, narrator
FIC Par
Mary Alice Monroe
FIC Mon
Carolyn G Hart
Ann Marie Lee, narrator
FIC Har
Jason Mott
Julia Whelan, narrator
FIC Mot
Thomas Pynchon
George Guidall
FIC Pyn
Oprah Winfrey
B Win
Ophira Eisenberg
National Public Radio (U.S.)
791.4475 Lau
Elin Hilderbrand
Erin Bennett, narrator
FIC Hil
Marilynne Robinson
Maggie Hoffman, narrator
FIC Rob
Karen Armstrong
201.72 Arm
Cara Black
Meredith Mitchell, narrator
FIC Bla
Héctor Tobar
Henry Leyva, narrator
363.11 Tob
Ben Bova
Paul Boehmer, narrator
Gabrielle De Cuir, narrator
Alex Hyde-White, narrator
Stefan Rudnicki, narrator
FIC Bov
Cary Elwes
Joe Layden
791.4372 Elw
Colm Tóibín
Fiona Shaw, narrator
FIC Toi
James M McPherson
Robert Fass, narrator
973.713 McP
Darynda Jones
Lorelei King, narrator
FIC Jon
Gordie Howe
Don Hagen, narrator
B How
Sophie Kinsella
Clare Corbett, narrator
FIC Kin
Neil Young
B You
Jane Smiley
Lorelei King, narrator
FIC Smi
Leon Panetta
Jim Newton
B Pan