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April 2014

Adult Book on CD’s -

The bully pulpit : Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the golden age of journalism
Goodwin, Doris Kearns.
New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, c2013.
BOCD 973.911 GOO
Focusing on the broken friendship between Teddy Roosevelt and his chosen successor, William Howard Taft, revisits the Progressive Era during which Roosevelt wielded the Bully Pulpit to challenge and triumph over abusive monopolies, political bosses, and corrupt money brokers only to see it compromised by Taft.

Dance of the reptiles [selected columns]
Hiaasen, Carl.
[New York, NY] : Random House Audio ; Books on Tape, 2014.
BOCD 975.9 HIA
A selection of the author’s “Miami Herald” columns from the past twelve years covers such topics as off-shore drilling, hurricanes, political corruption, the criminal justice system, animal welfare, and the Trayvon Martin case.

12 years a slave
Northup, Solomon, 1808-1863.
Holland, OH : Dreamscape Media, cp2013.
Kidnapped into slavery in 1841, Solomon Northup spent twelve years in captivity. This autobiographical memoir represents an exceptionally detailed and accurate description of slave life and plantation society.

Confessions of a wild child : [Lucky, the early years]
Collins, Jackie.
New York : Macmillan Audio, cp2014.
Lucky Santangelo. A fifteen-year-old wild child ready to discover life, love and independence. Daughter of the notorious Gino, Lucky discovers her mother’s murdered body floating in the family swimming pool at the tender age of four. Since then Gino has kept her protected from life closeted in their Bel Air mansion. But Lucky finally breaks free, and running away from boarding school the adventures begin.

The black echo
Connelly, Michael, 1956-
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, p1992.
Joining a female FBI agent, Harry Bosch hunts down a killer.

Cook, Robin, 1940-
New York : Penguin Audio, p2014.
George Wilson, M.D., a radiology resident in Los Angeles, is about to enter a profession on the brink of an enormous paradigm shift, foreshadowing a vastly different role for doctors everywhere. George’s initial collision with this incredible innovation is devastating. He awakens one morning to find his fiancee dead in bed alongside him, not long after she participated in an iDoc beta test.

The October list
Deaver, Jeffery.
New York : Hachette Audio, cp2013.

Trouble in mind the collected stories
Deaver, Jeffery.
New York : Hachette Audio, c2014.
A devoted housekeeper embarks on a quest to find the truth behind her employer’s murder. A washed-up Hollywood actor gets one last, high-stakes chance to revive his career. A man makes an impulsive visit to his hometown, and learns more about his past than he bargained for. Two Olympic track hopefuls receive terrorist threats. And Deaver’s beloved series characters Lincoln Rhyme, Kathryn Dance, and John Pellam return in stories.

The chase
Evanovich, Janet.
New York : Random House Audio, c[2014].
Internationally renowned thief and con artist Nicolas Fox is famous for running elaborate and daring scams. His greatest con of all: convincing the FBI to team him up with the only person who has ever caught him, Special Agent Kate O’Hare. Together they’ll go undercover to swindle and catch the world’s most wanted and untouchable criminals. Their newest target is Carter Grove, a former White House chief of staff and the ruthless leader of a private security agency. Grove has stolen a rare Chinese artifact from the Smithsonian, a crime that will torpedo U.S. relations with China if it ever becomes public. Nick and Kate must work under the radar and against the clock to devise a plan to steal the piece back. Confronting Grove’s elite assassins, Nick and Kate rely on the skills of their ragtag crew, including a flamboyant actor, a Geek Squad techie, and a band of AARP-card-carrying mercenaries led by none other than Kate’s dad.

The Museum of Extraordinary Things
Hoffman, Alice, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, cp2014.
Coralie appears as the Mermaid in her father’s ‘museum,’ alongside performers like the Wolfman, the Butterfly Girl. One night Coralie stumbles upon a striking young man photographing moonlit trees in the woods off the Hudson River. The dashing photographer is Eddie Cohen. When Eddie captures with his camera the devastation on the streets of New York following the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, he becomes embroiled in the mystery behind a young woman’s disappearance.

Moving target
Jance, Judith A.
New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2014.
B. Simpson teams up with Sister Anselm to investigate a suspicious accident that has left a teen prison inmate severely burned, while in England, Ali Reynolds investigates the decades-old murder of Leland’s father.

Killer an Alex Delaware novel
Kellerman, Jonathan.
New York : Random House Audio ; Books on Tape, p2014.
Disregarding a death threat from an irate doctor who has been denied custody of a baby because of his court report, psychologist Alex Delaware is shocked to learn that a hit has been taken out on him, that the doctor has been found murdered and that the baby has been kidnapped.

Twisted sisters
Lancaster, Jen, 1967-
Holland, Ohio : Dreamscape Media, LLC., p2014.
Reagan Bishop is a pusher. A licensed psychologist who stars on the cable breakout show I Need a Push, Reagan helps participants become their best selves. Despite her overwhelming professional success, Reagan never seems to earn her family’s respect. When a national network buys Reagan’s show, the pressures for quick results and higher ratings mount. But when Reagan decides to use her newfound power to teach everyone a lesson about sibling rivalry, she’s the one who will be schooled.

Me before you
Moyes, Jojo, 1969-
New York : Penguin Audio, p2012.
Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life, and has never been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will is acerbic, moody, and bossy. But Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected.

Private L.A
Patterson, James, 1947-
New York : Hachette Audio, c2014.
Private investigator Jack Morgan investigates the disappearance of the biggest superstar couple in Hollywood. Thom and Jennifer Harlow are the perfect couple, with three perfect children. They may be two of the biggest mega movie stars in the world, but they’re also great parents, philanthropists and just all-around good people. When they disappear without a word from their ranch, facts are hard to find. They live behind such a high wall of security and image control that even world-renowned Private Investigator Jack Morgan can’t get to the truth. But as Jack keeps probing, secrets sprout thick and fast–and the world’s golden couple may emerge as hiding behind a world of desperation and deception that the wildest reality show couldn’t begin to unveil. Murder is only the opening scene.

Concealed in death
Robb, J. D., 1950-
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio 2013.
When her husband discovers evidence of twelve murders while demolishing a former New York shelter for troubled teens, Lieutenant Eve Dallas tracks down the stories of each victim only to realize that they are connected by someone Eve knows.

Wild from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Strayed, Cheryl, 1968-
New York : Random House Audio/Books On Tape, cp2012.
A powerful, blazingly honest, inspiring memoir: the story of a 1, 100-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe– and built her back up again.

The valley of amazement
Tan, Amy.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, c2013.
Violet is one of the most celebrated courtesans in Shanghai, a beautiful and intelligent woman who has honed her ability to become any man’s fantasy since her start as a ‘Virgin Courtesan’ at the age of twelve. Half- Chinese and half-American, she moves effortlessly between the East and the West. But her talents belie her private struggle to understand who she really is and her search for a home in the world.

The goldfinch
Tartt, Donna.
New York : Hachette Audio, c2013.


Juvenile Book on CD’s -

Treasury of Egyptian mythology : classic stories of gods, goddesses, monsters & mortals
Napoli, Donna Jo, 1948-
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2014.
J BOCD 299.311 NAP
A tableau of Egyptian myths, combines narrative accounts of the stories of the Sun God Ra, the Sphinx, and numerous pharaohs and queens along with historical, cultural, and geographic facts.

The water castle
Blakemore, Megan Frazer.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2014.
Moving into an inherited mansion in Maine with their mother and stroke-afflicted father, three siblings uncover a mystery involving hidden passageways, family rivalries, and healing waters.

Flora & Ulysses [the illuminated adventures]
DiCamillo, Kate.
New York : Random House/Listening Library, cp2013.
Holy unanticipated occurrences! A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in a genre-breaking new novel by master storyteller Kate DiCamillo. It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never saw the vacuum cleaner coming, but self- described cynic Flora Belle Buckman, who has read every issue of the comic book Terrible things can happen to you!, is the just the right person to step in and save him. What neither can predict is that Ulysses (the squirrel) has been born anew, with powers of strength, flight, and misspelled poetry–and that Flora will be changed too, as she discovers the possibility of hope and the promise of a capacious heart.

Better Nate than ever
Federle, Tim.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2013.
An eighth-grader who dreams of performing in a Broadway musical concocts a plan to run away to New York and audition for the role of Elliot in the musical version of “E.T.”

The Grimm conclusion
Gidwitz, Adam.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, cp2013.
Sister and brother Jorinda and Joringel fight to keep their promise to stay together throughout a new series of gruesome, twisted, Grimm-inspired stories.

Mrs. Patty is batty!
Gutman, Dan.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2013.
A.J. and the other students at Ella Mentry School brave trick-or- treating at the school secretary’s house, even though it is supposedly haunted.

The cat with seven names
Johnston, Tony, 1942-
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, c2014.
A wandering cat brightens the lives of six lonely people–and persuades all of them to feed him until a near accident brings them all together.


Young Adult Book on CD’s - 

Independent study
Charbonneau, Joelle.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2014.
Now a freshman at the University in Tosu City with her hometown sweetheart, Tomas, Cia Vale attempts to expose the ugly truth behind the government’s grueling and deadly Testing put her and her loved ones in great danger.

The maze runner
Dashner, James, 1972-
New York : Listening Library, p2009.
Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape.

Hopkins, Ellen.
[New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2013.
Pattyn Von Stratten’s father is dead, and Pattyn is on the run. After far too many years of abuse at the hands of her father, and after the tragic loss of her beloved Ethan and their unborn child, Pattyn is desperate for peace. Only her sister Jackie knows what happened that night, but she is stuck at home with their mother, who clings to normalcy by allowing the truth to be covered up by their domineering community leaders.

Kraus, Daniel, 1975-
New York : Random House/Listening Library, c2013.
In the midst of a 1981 meteor shower in Iowa, a homicidal maniac escapes from prison and returns to the farm where his nineteen-year-old son, Ry, must summon three childhood toys–Mr. Furrington, Jesus Christ, and Scowler–to protect himself, his eleven-year-old sister, Sarah, and their mother.

QB 1
Lupica, Mike.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, c[2014], pc2013.
Jake Cullen, fourteen, lives in the shadows of his father and older brother until he becomes the starting quarterback for the high school football team and finally has his chance to shine.

Flesh & bone
Maberry, Jonathan.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2013.
Benny, Nix, Lou, and Lilah journey through a fierce wilderness that was once America searching for the jet they saw months ago, while evading fierce animals and a new kind of zombie.

Picture me gone a novel
Rosoff, Meg.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2013.
Mila has an exceptional talent for reading a room — sensing hidden facts and unspoken emotions from clues that others overlook. So when her father’s best friend, Matthew, goes missing from his upstate New York home, Mila and her beloved father travel from London to find him.

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