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The Bestiary     RC 66416
11 hours 27 minutes
by Nicholas Christopher
read by Nick Sullivan
Xeno, a lonely youth raised by his grandmother, is fascinated with animals real and imaginary. In school he learns of a legendary lost text describing species—including centaurs and griffins—denied passage aboard Noah’s ark. On his global quest for the bestiary, Xeno finds love and answers to family mysteries. 2007.

The Camel Bookmobile     RC 66417
8 hours 58 minutes
by Masha Hamilton
read by Robin Miles
American librarian Fiona Sweeney delivers books by camel to remote villages in Kenya. Her patrons include Kanika, a young girl eager to learn, and a shunned teenager nicknamed Scar Boy. But unreturned books threaten the service, and Fiona discovers rivalry between traditionalists and those seeking education. 2007.

Cold River     RC 65706
5 hours 22 minutes
by William Judson
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Adirondacks, 1921. Lizzie Allison and her stepbrother Tim are lost and alone in the wilderness for nearly three months after their father dies in a canoe accident. They also confront a record-breaking snowstorm and a dangerous stranger. 1974.

Dragons from the Sea: The Strongbow Saga, Book 2     RC 65151
9 hours 9 minutes
by Judson Roberts
read by John Polk
Denmark and Western Frankia, A.D. 845. Halfdan, armed with a fine longbow and an ax taken from a man he killed, vows to slay his brother Harald’s murderer. Sequel to Viking Warrior (RC 64892). Some violence. For junior and senior high readers. 2007.

Flight     RC 65404
4 hours 44 minutes
by Sherman Alexie
read by Julian Thompson
A fifteen-year-old gangly, acne-faced Indian orphan enters a Seattle bank and shoots everyone in sight. When a guard wounds him, he travels back in time to major moments in American Indian history before returning to the present as a pilot. Violence and some strong language. 2007.

The Harsh Cry of the Heron: The Last Tale of the Otori; Tales of the Otori, Book 4     RC 65458
18 hours 31 minutes
by Lian Hearn
read by Robert Sams
Lord Otori Takeo and his wife, Kaede, have brought peace to the Three Countries. But old rivalries, foreigners bearing new weapons and religion, and an unfulfilled prophecy threaten both their rule and their lives. Sequel to Brilliance of the Moon (RC 58999). Some descriptions of sex and some violence. 2006.

A King’s Trade: An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure     RC 65904
13 hours 48 minutes
by Dewey Lambdin
read by Jack Fox
Captain Alan Lewrie of HMS Proteus avoids charges of slave-stealing by escorting an East India Company convoy to Cape Town and points east. The fleet encounters a seagoing circus in need of protection. Sequel to The Captain’s Vengeance (RC 60432). Strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2006.

Miss Julia Strikes Back     RC 64872
10 hours 51 minutes
by Ann B. Ross
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Jewelry is stolen from Miss Julia and Hazel Marie during a house party. Acting on a tip, Miss Julia heads to Florida with Little Lloyd, Etta Mae Wiggins, and alcoholic private investigator Frank Tuttle to recover the goods. 2007.

The Navigator: A Novel from the NUMA Files     RC 65098
13 hours 47 minutes
by Clive Cussler
read by Jim Zeiger
Kurt Austin of the National Under-water and Marine Agency foils an attempt to steal an ancient Phoenician statue called the Navigator and in the process saves U.N. investigator Carina Mechadi. Their inquiry reveals a ruthless businessman and connections to Thomas Jefferson and King Solomon’s treasure. Some violence. Bestseller. 2007.

Once around the Track     RC 66179
10 hours 16 minutes
by Sharyn McCrumb
read by Erin Jones
Heiress Christine Berenson spearheads a NASCAR all-female pit crew sponsored by a female sexual supplement. Their chosen driver, however, is charming Georgia gentleman Badger Jenkins. Amid a media frenzy the women, including crewmember Taran Stiles, work hard to keep the car—and Badger—in perfect working order. Some strong language. 2007.

Something More     RC 65567
11 hours 4 minutes
by Janet Dailey
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Wyoming. Rancher Luke McCallister unearths human remains purported to be those of treasure hunter Henry James Wilson, grandfather of history teacher Angie Sommers. Angie arrives to claim the body and, more important, locate long-lost outlaw gold. Angie enlists Luke’s help, but they aren’t the only ones seeking the fortune. 2007.

Still Summer     RC 65269
10 hours 7 minutes
by Jacquelyn Mitchard
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Decades after high school, old friends Olivia, Tracy, and Holly—along with Tracy’s teenaged daughter—cruise the Caribbean with a two-man crew. When a storm casts the women adrift alone, they face hostile weather, sharks, modern-day pirates, and each other. Strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2007.

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle     DB/RC 66656
17 hours 47 minutes
by David Wroblewski
read by Steven Carpenter
Wisconsin, 1970s. Gar and Trudy Sawtelle raise an intuitive and intelligent dog breed on their farm. One dog, Almondine, can communicate with the Sawtelle’s mute son Edgar. After Gar’s brother arrives, Gar dies and fourteen-year-old Edgar flees into the forest with three of the dogs. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

The Sun over Breda: The Adventures of Captain Alatriste, Book 3     RC 65637
6 hours 13 minutes
by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
read by John Horton
Flanders, 1625. Young Iñigo Balboa signs on as the aide of Captain Alatriste as the Spaniards lay siege to the Protestant town of Breda. Iñigo witnesses firsthand the furious combat and the devastation of battle that will be immortalized in the famous painting by Velázquez. Some violence. 2007.

Tampa Burn: A Doc Ford Novel     RC 64604
15 hours 2 minutes
by Randy Wayne White
read by Michael Russotto
Florida marine biologist Doc Ford’s long-lost love Pilar Fuentes informs him that their son Lake has been kidnapped by her ex-husband Central American rebel Jorge Balserio. Doc attempts to rescue Lake from Balserio and his bodyguards while unraveling the motives behind their bizarre demands. Strong language and some violence. 2004.

Teen, Inc.     RC 66473
6 hours 40 minutes
by Stefan Petrucha
read by Erik Sandvold
Fourteen-year-old Jaiden Beale, who is being raised by the corporation responsible for his parents’ deaths, is allowed to attend public school for the first time. After learning that the company is polluting the local water supply, Jaiden and his friends investigate. For junior and senior high readers. 2007.

Up in Honey’s Room     RC 64867
8 hours 5 minutes
by Elmore Leonard
read by Ray Foushee
Federal marshal Carl Webster, from Hot Kid (RC 60336), travels to Detroit in 1944 to search for escaped German POWs. Webster interviews beautiful Honey Deal, the divorced wife of Nazi meatcutter Walter Schoen, and investigates Ukrainian spy Vera Mezwa. Strong language and some violence. 2007.

Viking Warrior: The Strongbow Saga, Book 1     RC 64892
9 hours 38 minutes
by Judson Roberts
read by John Polk
Denmark, A.D. 845. Although raised as a slave, Halfdan is freed at age fourteen and trains to become a Viking warrior with the help of his half brother Harald. Preparing to claim his birthright, Halfdan is threatened by his stepbrother Toke. Some violence. For junior and senior high readers. 2006.

The White Darkness     RC 63797
8 hours 57 minutes
by Geraldine McCaughrean
read by Jennifer Mendenhall
Teen Symone Wates is both apprehensive and excited when her uncle Victor whisks her away to Antarctica. When his obsession to locate Symmes’s Hole puts their lives at risk, Symone’s favorite companion—an imaginary incarnation of explorer Titus Oates— helps her to survive. Some strong language. For senior high readers. 2005.

Animals

Rosy Is My Relative     RC 66509
7 hours 5 minutes
by Gerald Durrell
read by Alexander Strain
Fictionalized account of city-dweller Adrian Rookwhistle, who inherits Rosy—an amiable, well-trained elephant with a penchant for strong drink. Seeking a circus home, Adrian and Rosy set out through the countryside on an adventure marked by Rosy’s disruption of a hunt, her imbibitions at a house party, and other entanglements. 1968.

Swine Not? A Novel Pig Tale     RC 67010
5 hours 11 minutes
by Jimmy Buffett
read by Erik Sandvold
Rumpy, a soccer-playing potbellied pig, and her twelve-year-old owner Barley move with their family from Tennessee to New York City after Barley’s mother takes a job as a pastry chef in a four-star hotel. While hiding from hotel staff, Rumpy searches for her long-lost brother. 2008.

Blindness and Physical Handicaps

Owning It: Stories about Teens with Disabilities     DB/RC 66659
8 hours 19 minutes
edited by Donald R. Gallo
read by Erik Synnestvedt
Ten tales of teens dealing with school, teachers, parents, friends, the opposite sex—and a physical or mental disability. In “See You” two legally blind classmates are bullied. “Brainiac” portrays a girl’s return to college after a brain-damaging accident. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high readers. 2008.

Together: A Novel of Shared Vision     RC 67040
6 hours 4 minutes
by Tom Sullivan
read by Kevin Collins
Colorado. Twenty-five-year-old Brenden McCarthy is a first-year medical resident and an avid mountain climber until a climbing accident blinds him. Now Brenden’s widowed mother wants to care for him and his fiancée considers leaving him, while Brenden enters rehabilitation and gets a guide dog—a thrice-rejected black Labrador named Nelson. 2008.

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Classics

The Eternal Husband and Other Stories     RC 66300
13 hours 11 minutes
by Fyodor Dostoevsky
read by David Cutler
Five short tales by Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821–1881). Features “A Nasty Anecdote,” “Bobok,” “The Meek One,” “The Dream of a Ridiculous Man,” and the title piece, in which a widower encounters his deceased wife’s lover. Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. Includes 1997 preface. 1997.

The Three Musketeers     RC 64277
26 hours 53 minutes
by Alexandre Dumas
read by Frank Coffee
Seventeenth-century France. D’Artagnan arrives in Paris determined to join the king’s bodyguards. He duels with each of the three musketeers—Athos, Porthos, and Aramis— and becomes their close friend. Their swashbuckling escapades occur amid court intrigues dominated by Cardinal Richelieu. A 2006 translation by Richard Pevear. 1844.

Tom Jones     RC 65165
43 hours 46 minutes
by Henry Fielding
read by David Cutler
Modernized edition of English comic, picaresque epic. Tom Jones, an orphan taken in by Squire Allworthy, is expelled from Allworthy’s country estate for his wild indiscretions. Thus begins a series of adventures in which Tom loses his money, joins the army, and pursues his beloved to London. 1996 introduction. 1748.

Family

The Age of Shiva     RC 66511
17 hours 14 minutes
by Manil Suri
read by Anne Flosnik
Bombay, India. In 1955, at seventeen, Meera Sawhney escapes her oppressive father by marrying musician Dev Arora. Meera is quickly disillusioned by her ultrareligious in-laws and her husband’s alcoholism and retreats to raise her son Ashvin. But later Meera’s obsessive love causes problems. Some violence and some strong language. 2007.

Ain’t Nobody’s Business if I Do     RC 65285
9 hours 45 minutes
by Valerie Wilson Wesley
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
New Jersey library employee Eva Hutchinson is shocked when her husband Hutch leaves her and her daughter Charley decides to become a comedian. Meanwhile Hutch’s son announces he’s gay. Eva and Hutch each have affairs before they decide what to do. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1999.

The Angels of Morgan Hill     RC 65013
6 hours 49 minutes
by Donna VanLiere
read by Faith Potts
1947. The death of nine-year-old Jane Gable’s alcoholic father coincides with the arrival of the African American Turner family in all-white Morgan Hill, Tennessee. When a fire at the Turner household kills everyone but young Milo, Jane’s pregnant mother Fran raises him as her own despite bigoted community reaction. 2006.

The Art of Racing in the Rain     RC 66787
9 hours 16 minutes
by Garth Stein
read by Peter Ganim
Enzo, a mixed-breed dog, believes he will be reincarnated as a human. He stands by his master Denny Swift’s side through Denny’s race-car driving career, the birth of his daughter Zoë, the death of his wife Eve, and a bitter custody battle with Eve’s parents. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

The Assassin’s Song     RC 66802
12 hours 26 minutes
by M.G. Vassanji
read by Robert Blumenfeld
Karsan Dargawalla—destined to become the head of a Sufi shrine in rural India—rejects his spiritual inheritance and finds happiness as a professor and family man in America. He returns to India three decades later to reclaim his legacy and confront the religious militancy that has destroyed the shrine. 2007.

Beyond the Bedroom Wall: A Family Album     DB/RC 67314
22 hours 12 minutes
by Larry Woiwode
read by Barry Bernson
The Neumiller family copes with life, love, and loss in small-town North Dakota and Illinois from the 1800s to the 1970s. Their experiences unfold from various perspectives, including those of loving father Martin, his wife Alpha, and their five children. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1975.

Body Surfing     RC 65321
7 hours 31 minutes
by Anita Shreve
read by Lolita Davidovich
Once divorced and recently widowed, twenty-nine-year-old Sydney Sklar takes a summer job tutoring the beautiful, but slow, teenager Julie Edwards at the New Hampshire shore. When Julie’s much-older single brothers arrive, both vie for Sydney’s attention. Commercial audiobook. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. Bestseller. 2007.

Bridge of Sighs     RC 65209
27 hours 10 minutes
by Richard Russo
read by Jim Zeiger
Friends Louis Lynch and Bobby Marconi grow up in the blue-collar town of Thomaston, New York. Louis stays in the area and marries his high school sweetheart Sarah, while Bobby changes his name, moves to Venice, Italy, and becomes a famous artist. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2007.

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao     RC 65402
9 hours 38 minutes
by Junot Díaz
read by Barry Bernson
New Jersey. Overweight Dominican American Oscar works as a substitute teacher and dreams about being a famous writer. Oscar grew up with his rebellious sister Lola and beautiful mother, but the ancient curse of fukú haunts their lives—until he decides to do something about it. Violence and strong language. Pulitzer Prize. Bestseller. 2007.

Caspian Rain     RC 65412
8 hours 12 minutes
by Gina B. Nahai
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Tehran, during the Shah’s regime. Bahar, an impoverished but optimistic teenaged Jewish girl, marries wealthy Omid despite the misgivings of both families. Bahar is rejected by Omid’s society friends, is humiliated when Omid takes a lover, and is disgraced when her daughter Yaas gradually becomes deaf. Bestseller. 2007.

Centenary at Jalna: Whiteoak Chronicles, Book 16     RC 65737
13 hours 10 minutes
by Mazo de la Roche
read by Terry Donnelly
The Whiteoaks celebrate the one-hundredth anniversary of the building of their Canadian homestead, Jalna. Renny seeks to ensure Jalna’s future by marrying off his beloved daughter Adeline to his half-brother’s son Philip. Adeline reluctantly agrees, but wedding plans are disrupted by the return of her ex-fiancé Maitland Fitzturgis. 1958.

Certain Girls     RC 66326
12 hours 12 minutes
by Jennifer Weiner
read by Erin Jones
Philadelphia. In alternating chapters, forty-two-year-old Cannie Shapiro, from Good in Bed (RC 54308), and her thirteen-year-old hearing-impaired daughter Joy describe family struggles they experience while preparing for Joy’s bat mitzvah. Also, Cannie’s husband wants to have a baby via surrogate. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

Chanda’s Wars     RC 66683
8 hours 58 minutes
by Allan Stratton
read by Laura Giannarelli
Africa. Chanda, orphaned by AIDS, cares for her younger brother and sister during a civil war. When rebels kidnap her siblings and force them to become soldiers, Chanda tracks the children through the bush to rescue them. Sequel to Chanda’s Secrets (RC 59802). Violence. For senior high readers. 2008.

Changing Tides     RC 65813
13 hours 10 minutes
by Michael Thomas Ford
read by Mark Delgado
Monterey, California. Ben Ransome is coping with his estranged sixteen- year-old daughter’s arrival when he meets doctoral candidate Hudson Jones, who is researching a lost Steinbeck manuscript. Ben learns about fatherhood and love as he un- expectedly falls for the young man. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

Alice     RC 64871
6 hours 22 minutes
by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
read by Kerry Dukin
During the first semester of her junior year of high school, Alice McKinley decides to change her “good girl” image and experiments with boys and parties. Alice ultimately discovers her true self with the help of family and friends. Some descriptions of sex. For junior and senior high readers. 2007.

Devotion     RC 65448
4 hours 16 minutes
by Howard Norman
read by Steven Carpenter
1985–1986. David’s indiscretion unravels his three-week marriage to Maggie and leads to injury for his father-in-law William, the swan keeper of a Nova Scotia estate. As David substitutes for a recuperating William, he realizes the depth of his mistake and tries to reconcile with Maggie. Some descriptions of sex. 2007.

Everybody Say Amen     RC 66378
7 hours 28 minutes
by ReShonda Tate Billingsley
read by Gail Nelson
Houston. When her husband Lester joins the ministry, Rachel reluctantly accepts her role as Zion Hill’s first lady. Rachel copes with church members who oppose her unconventional ways and struggles with her conflicted feelings for her son’s father Bobby— her first love. Sequel to Let the Church Say Amen (RC 62530). 2007.

Far from the Tree     RC 64044
14 hours 31 minutes
by Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant
read by Gail Nelson
Bickering middle-aged sisters Ronnie and Celeste inherit a house and land from their late father and leave Buffalo to visit Prosper, North Carolina, against the wishes of their mother Della. Della relives her ugly childhood and the women uncover family secrets before peace settles upon them. Some strong language. 2000.

Finch’s Fortune: Whiteoak Chronicles, Book 9     RC 64526
17 hours 16 minutes
by Mazo de la Roche
read by Terry Donnelly
Finch Whiteoak, the unlikely beneficiary of his late grandmother’s fortune, visits his aunt Augusta in England. Finch falls in love with his distant Irish cousin Sarah, but Sarah breaks his heart by marrying his best friend. When Finch returns to Jalna, his relatives fear he has squandered the money. 1931.

Fruit of the Lemon     RC 65843
11 hours 50 minutes
by Andrea Levy
read by Colleen Delany
Faith, whose black Jamaican parents emigrated to England before she was born, recoils from the racism she encounters in her first job after college. She begins a journey of self-discovery after her parents send her to the islands to learn of her heritage. Some strong language. 1999.

Garden Spells     RC 65395
7 hours 2 minutes
by Sarah Addison Allen
read by Jill Fox
North Carolina caterer Claire Waverly uses the family’s magical garden to enhance her cooking. Her sister Sydney never wanted the horticultural legacy and left home just like their mother did years ago. Now Sydney has returned with her young daughter after escaping an abusive husband. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2007.

The Gathering     RC 65634
10 hours 14 minutes
by Anne Enright
read by Terry Donnelly
The nine surviving Hegarty siblings gather in Dublin for their wayward brother Liam’s funeral. Thirty-nine- year-old sister Veronica, guardian of a long-held family secret, makes arrangements for Liam’s body as she recalls years of betrayal preceding his suicide. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Booker Prize. Bestseller. 2007.

The God of Animals     RC 67017
11 hours 9 minutes
by Aryn Kyle
read by Mare Trevathan
Colorado. When her older sister elopes, sixth-grader Alice Winston helps care for her mother, who is bedridden by depression, and assists her father in running the family’s struggling horse farm. Strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some violence. For senior high and older readers. Alex Award. 2007.

Here and Now     RC 64574
9 hours 36 minutes
by Kimberla Lawson Roby
read by Lindsay Ellison
Chicago suburbs, 1990s. Two sisters with very different lives envy each other. Single mother Marcella is struggling to support two children in the projects. Racquel, a teacher, undergoes fertility treatments that strain her marriage and reveal a deep secret. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1999.

Holly’s Story: Angels in Pink     RC 63327
4 hours 28 minutes
by Lurlene McDaniel
read by Mimi Bederman
Best friends Holly, Kathleen, and Raina work at the hospital during the summer. Sixteen-year-old Holly feels left out because the other two find boyfriends. When family tragedy strikes, Holly loses her faith in God, but her girlfriends help her regain stability. For senior high readers. 2005.

Home to Big Stone Gap: Big Stone Gap, Book 4     RC 64291
9 hours 16 minutes
by Adriana Trigiani
read by Laura Giannarelli
Virginia. With her now-married daughter Etta living in Italy, Ave Maria MacChesney, from Milk Glass Moon (RC 56539), decides to reinvent herself. While doing so she faces the unexpected: her husband Jack Mac has a health crisis, a long-suppressed secret resurfaces, an old flame returns, and Etta hides a surprise. 2006.

Home to Holly Springs: A Father Tim Novel, Book 1     RC 65431
10 hours 53 minutes
by Jan Karon
read by Michele Schaeffer
Nearly forty years after leaving his childhood home, retired Episcopalian priest Father Tim Kavanagh of Mitford, North Carolina, is beckoned back to Holly Springs, Mississippi. While reuniting with old friends and acquaintances, Father Tim uncovers family secrets and discovers who sent for him. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2007.

Into Temptation: Lytton Family Saga, Book 3     RC 65502
28 hours 40 minutes
by Penny Vincenzi
read by John Horton
Post-World War II. Matriarch Celia Lytton announces she is retiring from the family’s London publishing empire and marrying her old flame Lord Arden. Meanwhile in New York, Celia’s adopted daughter Barty marries a man who could threaten the business. Sequel to Something Dangerous (RC 64815). Some descriptions of sex. 2002.

Just between Friends     RC 66480
8 hours 43 minutes
by Sandra Steffen
read by Kristin Allison
After Brooke Valentine discovers her husband’s latest infidelity, she and her daughter return to Brooke’s hometown of Alcott, New Hampshire. Meanwhile Brooke’s friend Sara leaves her abusive husband, and single pal Claudia reassesses her life. The women find solace, hope, and love. Companion to Come Summer (RC 65360). Some explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2005.

The Land of Mango Sunsets     RC 64906
11 hours 56 minutes
by Dorothea Benton Frank
read by Carol Dines
New York socialite Miriam Swanson, estranged from her grown sons, has become a miserable social pariah since her divorce. But, after visiting her aging hippie mother in Sullivans Island, South Carolina, Miriam changes her attitude. With the help of her tenants she begins to enjoy life. 2007.

Lock and Key     RC 66546
10 hours 32 minutes
by Sarah Dessen
read by Kristin Allison
Seventeen-year-old Ruby, abandoned by her alcoholic mother, moves in with her sister Cora, whom Ruby hasn’t seen in ten years. Ruby struggles with learning to trust others and accepting help. Nate, the boy next door, assists Ruby but hides a secret of his own. For senior high readers. 2008.

Love and Lies: A Reverend Curtis Black Novel     RC 64823
8 hours 7 minutes
by Kimberla Lawson Roby
read by Gail Nelson
When the Reverend Curtis Black, from The Best-Kept Secret (RC 61266), goes on the road, his third wife Charlotte suspects he’s cheating. Charlotte also worries about other matters, especially that her five-year-old daughter may be the child of an affair Charlotte had. Some violence and some strong language. 2007.

The Master of Jalna: Whiteoak Chronicles, Book 10     RC 64539
14 hours 5 minutes
by Mazo de la Roche
read by Terry Donnelly
Renny Whiteoak attempts to carry on the family traditions after the death of his grandfather. He faces a financial crisis in his effort to keep the estate intact. 1933.

Mothers and Sons: Stories     RC 66814
9 hours 52 minutes
by Colm Tóibín
read by Terry Donnelly
Nine short stories probe the relation- ships between mothers and their adult sons. In “The Name of the Game” a son hovers between dependence and autonomy as his widowed mother struggles financially. In “Song” Noel observes a singer from a distance— the mother he has not seen in nineteen years. 2007.

One Whole and Perfect Day     RC 66351
6 hours 32 minutes
by Judith Clarke
read by Erin Jones
Katoomba, Australia. Seventeen-year- old Lily’s family—her grandparents, single mum, and college brother— have eccentric habits that embarrass her. Lily wants to fall in love but will settle for creating the perfect eightieth- birthday party for her grandfather. She gets her party wish—with some surprises. For senior high readers. Printz Honor Book. 2006.

The Owl and Moon Café     RC 64487
11 hours 9 minutes
by Jo-Ann Mapson
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Monterey, California. When thirty-three-year-old Mariah Moon loses her assistant professorship, she helps her hippie mother Allegra and grandmother run the family cafe. Mariah begins dating a handsome Scotsman while Allegra, recently diagnosed with leukemia, follows her heart and reveals the identity of Mariah’s biological father. Some descriptions of sex. 2006.

Renny’s Daughter: Whiteoak Chronicles, Book 14     RC 65640
14 hours 15 minutes
by Mazo de la Roche
read by Terry Donnelly
Renny Whiteoak’s strong-willed daughter Adeline travels to Ireland and becomes involved in a frustrating romance. 1951.

Return to Jalna: Whiteoak Chronicles, Book 13     RC 65498
17 hours 28 minutes
by Mazo de la Roche
read by Terry Donnelly
Follows the Whiteoaks of Jalna after World War II. The brothers return home from the war and settle down to raise families of their own. 1946.

Run     RC 65494
9 hours 50 minutes
by Ann Patchett
read by Susan McInerney
Boston. African American Tennessee Moser is injured saving one of widowed former mayor Bernard Doyle’s black adopted sons from a car accident. The Doyle boys—Teddy, twenty, and Tip, twenty-one—discover that Tennessee is their birth mother when they take home her eleven-year-old daughter Kenya. Strong language. Bestseller. 2007.

The Saturday Wife     RC 66408
11 hours 55 minutes
by Naomi Ragen
read by Gabra Zackman
After a scandalous affair with a Torah scholar’s son, New Yorker Delilah Goldgrab impulsively marries orthodox rabbinical student Chaim Levi. Delilah convinces Chaim to take a position at a synagogue in the wealthy Connecticut suburbs, where her foray into high society brings socially disastrous consequences. Some descriptions of sex. 2007.

Seen It All and Done the Rest     RC 66669
8 hours 54 minutes
by Pearl Cleage
read by Victoria Gordon
Anti-Americanism sends African American actress Josephine Evans home to Atlanta after a thirty-year career in Europe. Josephine reconnects with her granddaughter Zora, from Baby Brother’s Blues (RC 63550), and the West End community, where she rebuilds her late mother’s house despite threats from developer Greer Woodruff. Strong language. 2008.

74 Seaside Avenue: Cedar Cove, Book 7     RC 65373
11 hours 26 minutes
by Debbie Macomber
read by Catherine Byers
Cedar Cove, Washington. After the events in 6 Rainier Drive (RC 63684), chess champion Bobby Polgar drops out of tournament play when a Russian opponent threatens him. Meanwhile Bobby’s wife Teri distrusts her sister, widowed sheriff Troy Davis falls in love, and Troy’s daughter becomes ill. Bestseller. 2007.

Sin No More: A Reverend Curtis Black Novel     RC 66382
8 hours 35 minutes
by Kimberla Lawson Roby
read by Saidah Arrika Ekulona
National speaker and bestselling author the Reverend Curtis Black and his wife Charlotte struggle emotionally when Curtis’s former mistress Tabitha has his baby. Problems continue as the father of Charlotte’s thirteen-year-old son Matthew seeks custody of Matthew, and the church’s interim pastor blackmails Curtis. Charlotte decides to take action. 2008.

A Sister’s Secret: Sisters of Holmes County, Book 1     RC 65578
7 hours 58 minutes
by Wanda E. Brunstetter
read by Kristin Allison
Grace Hostettler returns to Holmes County, Ohio, and joins the Amish church after sampling the outside world. Grace plans to marry Cleon Schrock, but Gary Walker, a former Englisher boyfriend, arrives in town and threatens to reveal Grace’s secrets. Grace also suspects that Gary is sabotaging her family’s businesses. 2007.

A Sister’s Test: Sisters of Holmes County, Book 2     RC 66243
7 hours 44 minutes
by Wanda E. Brunstetter
read by Kristin Allison
In this sequel to A Sister’s Secret (RC 65578) set in Amish Holmes County, Ohio, it’s Ruth Hostettler’s turn to find love. But a series of escalating attacks on her family dampen Ruth’s happiness over her whirlwind courtship with Martin. 2007.

Skylight Confessions     RC 65324
7 hours 4 minutes
by Alice Hoffman
read by Mare Winningham
After her father dies, teenager Arlyn Singer marries the next man she meets: architectural student John Moody. The mismatched couple move to Connecticut and raise two children, Sam and Blanca, before Arlyn succumbs to cancer. Sam struggles with drug addiction and disappears, while Blanca moves to England. Commercial audiobook. Strong language. 2007.

Slam     RC 66402
7 hours 9 minutes
by Nick Hornby
read by Malcolm Graeme
England. Although he is not yet sixteen, suddenly Sam’s future looks bleak. His new girlfriend Alicia is pregnant and she wants to keep the baby. Instead of skateboarding and attending art college, he will be changing nappies. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. For senior high readers. 2007.

Something Dangerous: Lytton Family Saga, Book 2     RC 64815
46 hours 29 minutes
by Penny Vincenzi
read by John Horton
1928–1946. Giles Lytton and his siblings Venetia, Adele, and Kit are unprepared to inherit their family’s London publishing empire. The children come of age, finding both family and business threatened by war and romantic and professional entanglements. Sequel to No Angel (RC 57360). Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2001.

Souvenir     RC 67185
12 hours 37 minutes
by Therese Fowler
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Teenagers Meg and Carson were torn apart when Meg wed a rich man to save her family’s Florida farm. Years later still-married Meg, a doctor with a sixteen-year-old daughter, and Carson, a famous rock star, meet again. Some descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 2008.

Split Estate     RC 67226
10 hours 21 minutes
by Charlotte Bacon
read by Annie Wauters
After his wife Laura commits suicide, Manhattan attorney Arthur King and his teenage kids Cam and Celia move to the Wyoming ranch owned by Lucy, Arthur’s mother. The family reacts self-destructively to Laura’s death while Lucy battles for drilling rights. Some strong language. 2008.

The Ten-Year Nap     RC 66691
13 hours 29 minutes
by Meg Wolitzer
read by Faith Potts
New York. Four educated stay-at- home mothers—some raised by feminists—meet for coffee to support each other. Now, ten years later, Amy, Jill, Roberta, and Karen begin to reassess their decisions. Amy befriends working mom Penny, who seems to have everything—including a secret lover —until tragedy strikes. Strong language. 2008.

That Summer     RC 63713
5 hours 50 minutes
by Sarah Dessen
read by Miriam Wagner
Fifteen-year-old Haven endures the weddings of both her father and her sister, her mother’s new lifestyle, her growth spurt to almost six feet, and her boy-crazy best friend. Haven reunites with her sister’s ex-boyfriend, who reminds her of happier times. Some strong language. For junior and senior high readers. 1996.

An Unexpected Family: Ladies of Covington     RC 65286
4 hours 50 minutes
by Joan Medlicott
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
North Carolina. Photographer Amelia Declose is shocked when a British woman, Miriam Declose-Smith, shows up on her doorstep claiming that Amelia’s late husband Thomas was her father. Miriam is fleeing an abusive husband, and the Ladies of Covington rally around to help—unaware of the danger. 2007.

Up Close and Personal     RC 65306
9 hours 55 minutes
by Fern Michaels
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
South Carolina. Thirty years ago, heiress Sarabess Windsor conceived a daughter, Trinity, as a bone-marrow donor for her first child, now deceased. Raised by a local family, Trinity ran away at fifteen. Childhood friend attorney Jake Forrest must find Trinity before her inheritance reverts to Sarabess. Some strong language. 2007.

Upstairs, Downstairs II: In My Lady’s Chamber     RC 64377
6 hours 6 minutes
by John Hawkesworth
read by Anne Hancock
London, 1908. Continues the tale of the Bellamy family and their servants from Upstairs, Downstairs (RC 64119). Lady Marjorie Bellamy is troubled by sins from her past, Elizabeth Bellamy has entered into a doomed marriage, and parlor maid Sarah claims she is pregnant with James Bellamy’s child. 1972.

Variable Winds at Jalna: Whiteoak Chronicles, Book 15    RC 65673
13 hours 57 minutes
by Mazo de la Roche
read by Terry Donnelley
Renny’s daughter Adeline plans to marry her Irish lover, much to her father’s displeasure. Meg and Finch find new loves, and old Nicholas dies, leaving behind various legacies. 1954.

Wakefield’s Course: Whiteoak Chronicles, Book 12     RC 64833
15 hours 36 minutes
by Mazo de la Roche
read by Terry Donnelly
The continuing saga of the Whiteoak family of Canada from the spring of 1939 to the fall of 1940. Focuses on Wakefield, the youngest of the Jalna clan and a successful actor, and his bittersweet love affair. 1941.

Whiteoak Harvest: Whiteoak Chronicles, Book 11     RC 64809
14 hours 13 minutes
by Mazo de la Roche
read by Terry Donnelly
Renny and Alayne Whiteoak suffer a marital crisis with tragic undertones. An old uncle returns to Jalna, and later young Wakefield comes home after a stay at a monastery. 1936.

Whiteoaks of Jalna: Whiteoak Chronicles, Book 8     RC 64506
16 hours 38 minutes
by Mazo de la Roche
read by Terry Donnelly
Eighteen-year-old Finch, the awkward, misunderstood musical genius of the Whiteoak clan, runs away to New York to stay with his wayward brother Eden’s estranged wife Alayne. Finch, Eden, and Alayne eventually return to Jalna, where Finch’s elderly grandmother dies and unexpectedly leaves him the family fortune. 1929.

Fantasy

Air Apparent: Xanth     RC 67089
13 hours 4 minutes
by Piers Anthony
read by John Polk
When the Good Magician’s son Hugo disappears and a dead body is discovered in his place, Hugo’s blind wife Wira attempts to find him. Accompanying her is young Debra, who’s trying to free herself from a curse, and storm spirits Happy and Fray. For senior high and older readers. 2007.

Amber and Ashes: The Dark Disciple, Volume 1     RC 63922
12 hours 55 minutes
by Margaret Weis
read by Catherine Byers
Following the War of Souls series (RC 54880, 54881, 54882), young warrior woman Mina pledges her services to Chemosh, Lord of Death, in return for immortality. Mina recruits followers throughout Ansalon while monk Rhys Mason attempts to save those who have fallen under Chemosh’s evil spell. Some violence. 2005.

Amber and Iron: The Dark Disciple, Volume 2     RC 64189
11 hours 9 minutes
by Margaret Weis
read by Catherine Byers
Monk Rhys Mason of Ansalon sets out to find Mina and destroy the walking- dead followers of the evil Lord of Death, Chemosh. Mina herself escapes from prison to find the fabled Hall of Sacrilege as the gods vie for power. Sequel to Amber and Ashes (RC 63922). Some violence. 2006.

The Ancient: The Saga of the First King, Book 2     RC 67007
14 hours 58 minutes
by R.A. Salvatore
read by Erik Sandvold
While seeking a cure for mysterious infirmities, outlaw Bransen Garibond, a.k.a. the Highwayman, is forced to journey to the wild lands of Vanguard, where he is recruited to fight against the brutal Samhaist leader Ancient Badden. Some descriptions of sex and some violence. 2008.

Beguilement: The Sharing Knife, Volume 1     RC 64999
11 hours 8 minutes
by Lois McMaster Bujold
read by Jill Fox
Seeking a new life, Fawn, a young farm girl, falls into the clutches of evil creatures called malices. As Dag, a Lakewalker sorcerer-soldier, comes to her rescue, Fawn slays her attacker with Dag’s magic knife, binding their fates. Some descriptions of sex and some violence. 2006.

Bloodfever: The Chronicles of Mac O’Connor, Book 2     RC 66611
9 hours 0 minutes
by Karen Marie Moning
read by Erin Jones
Following Darkfever (RC 66336), American MacKayla Lane, who can see fae, and bookseller Jericho Barrons remain in Ireland seeking a magical book and revenge for Mac’s sister’s murder. Mac must resist dangerous fae and vampires while searching for her true Irish roots. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2007.

City of Bones: The Mortal Instruments, Book 1     RC 67159
12 hours 57 minutes
by Cassandra Clare
read by Kristin Allison
Fifteen-year-old Clary witnesses Jace, Alec, and Isabelle attacking a punk rocker in a Manhattan nightclub. She discovers that the three teens are Shadowhunters, warriors who kill demons. After her mother disappears, Shadowhunters take Clary in, and she learns her family history. Some violence. For senior high readers. 2007.

The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian     RC 65187
18 hours 50 minutes
by Robert E. Howard
read by Mark Delgado
Fourteen classic fantasy tales by Robert E. Howard (1906–1936) featuring Conan—barbarian hero and one-time thief, pirate, mercenary, warrior, and king. Includes the first Conan episode, “The Phoenix on the Sword,” along with “The Tower of the Elephant,” “Queen of the Black Coast,” and “The Vale of Lost Women.” Violence. 2003.

Confessor: The Sword of Truth, Book 11     RC 65636
25 hours 30 minutes
by Terry Goodkind
read by Nick Sullivan
While imprisoned by Emperor Jagang, Richard Rahl, leader of the D’Haran Empire, locates his amnesiac love  Kahlan—the last living confessor. Richard plots her rescue, their escape, and the final battle over the power of the Orden. Sequel to Phantom (RC 62905). Violence and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2007.

Dance with a Vampire: Vampire Kisses, Book 4     RC 66241
3 hours 46 minutes
by Ellen Schreiber
read by Kristin Allison
Goth girl Raven Madison and her vampire boyfriend Alexander Sterling are busy preparing for the prom when the preteen brother of evil vampire twins Jagger and Luna arrives and targets Raven’s younger brother Billy Boy. For senior high readers. 2007.

Darkfever: The Chronicles of Mac O’Connor, Book 1     RC 66336
8 hours 34 minutes
by Karen Marie Moning
read by Erin Jones
Her sister Alina’s murder brings American MacKayla Lane to Ireland. Mac discovers a dangerous world of vampires and fae and realizes that she’s a sidhe-seer, someone who can see faeries. With the help of bookseller Jericho Barrons, Mac seeks revenge. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2006.

Dragon Harper: The Dragonriders of Pern     RC 65920
9 hours 27 minutes
by Anne McCaffrey and Todd McCaffrey
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
A deadly flu epidemic sweeps across Pern, killing thousands. Kindan, a young apprentice of the harpers guild who dreams of becoming a dragon- rider, seeks a cure before the virus spreads to the weyrfolk, who are needed to protect the planet from the devastating alien life-form, Thread. 2007.

Dragonhaven     RC 66391
14 hours 37 minutes
by Robin McKinley
read by J.P. Linton
On Jake’s first solo overnight in Smokehill National Park, he finds a dying dragon, a dead poacher, and a living newborn dragonlet. He hasn’t a clue how to save it, but even though it’s illegal, he’s determined to try. For junior and senior high readers. 2007.

Dreamsongs: Short Works, Book 1     RC 65230
32 hours 32 minutes
by George R.R. Martin
read by Erik Sandvold
This selection of short fantasy tales from Martin’s early career includes Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker Award winners and the original novella The Ice Dragon. Some descriptions of sex. 2003.

Dreamsongs: Short Works, Book 2     RC 66562
32 hours 43 minutes
by George R.R. Martin
read by Erik Sandvold
Tales of science fiction, horror, and fantasy. Includes “The Hedge Knight,” a prequel to the Song of Ice and Fire fantasy saga, and the Nebula Award- winning “Portraits of His Children,” about a selfish writer. Sequel to Dreamsongs, Book 1 (RC 65230). Violence and strong language. 2003.

The Elves of Cintra: The Genesis of Shannara, Book 2    RC 65540
12 hours 56 minutes
by Terry Brooks
read by Jack Fox
Knight of the Word Logan Tom protects a band of urchins who are destined to save survivors of plague-ridden America from the destructive minions of the Void. Meanwhile, knight Angel Perez seeks a legendary talisman in the realm of elves. Sequel to Armageddon’s Children (RC 63948). Some strong language. 2007.

The Empire of Ice Cream     RC 65899
13 hours 52 minutes
by Jeffrey Ford
read by Fred Major
Fourteen short fantasy tales. In “The Annals of Eelin-Ok” a faerie relates his brief but adventurous life in a sand castle between changing tides. In “Boatman’s Holiday” the ferryman of Hell takes a much-needed vacation. Also includes “Coffins on the River” and the Nebula Award-winning title story. 2006.

Every Which Way but Dead: A Hollows Novel     RC 66496
20 hours 12 minutes
by Kim Harrison
read by Margaret Strom
Cincinnati. Bounty-hunting witch Rachel Morgan, from The Good, the Bad, and the Undead (RC 66287), agrees to share her aura with demon Algaliarept if he will testify against kingpin Piscary. Piscary’s former scion attracts Rachel amid growing threats from Algaliarept. Strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2005.

Faefever: The Chronicles of Mac O’Connor, Book 3     DB/RC 67812
9 hours 36 minutes
by Karen Marie Moning
read by Erin Jones
Ireland. Sidhe-seer MacKayla “Mac” Lane seeks the Sinsar Dubh, an an- cient black-magic book. The search forces Mac into a dangerous alliance with Jericho Barrons and sexy fae prince V’lane, who are also pursuing the book. Sequel to Bloodfever (RC 66611). Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

Fatal Revenant: The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Book 2     RC 65545
32 hours 8 minutes
by Stephen R. Donaldson
read by Gary Tipton
Dr. Linden Avery returns to the realm called the Land, searching for her autistic son Jeremiah. She finds Jeremiah—and her presumed-dead love Thomas Covenant—alive but strangely changed. Thomas has a plan to save them, but will Linden help? Sequel to The Runes of the Earth (RC 60345). Some violence. 2007.

Fell     RC 65824
14 hours 39 minutes
by David Clement-Davies
read by Anne Flosnik
Continues the legend of The Sight (RC 55656) among the wolves of Transylvania in the Middle Ages. Fell, a lone wolf who sees into minds, learns that his destiny is linked to that of fifteen-year-old Alina, considered a changeling. Some violence. For junior and senior high readers. 2007.

First among Sequels: A Thursday Next Novel     RC 65647
14 hours 12 minutes
by Jasper Fforde
read by Yolande Bavan
Swindon, England; 2002. Literary detective Thursday Next, from Something Rotten (RC 60197), juggles various catastrophes: reality book shows that threaten to replace the classics; ruthless Goliath corporation’s attempts to turn BookWorld into a tourist mecca; and a lazy sixteen-year-old son who won’t join the time police. Some strong language. 2007.

A Fistful of Charms: A Hollows Novel     RC 66695
22 hours 27 minutes
by Kim Harrison
read by Margaret Strom
Bounty-hunting witch Rachel Morgan, from Every Which Way but Dead (RC 66496), travels to Michigan to rescue pixy Jenks’s son Jax and her errant ex-lover-turned-thief Nick,  who have run afoul of a pack of werewolves. Jenks lends assistance. Strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2006.

Flight of the Nighthawks: The Darkwar Saga, Book 1     RC 65829
11 hours 53 minutes
by Raymond E. Feist
read by Mark Ashby
Troubled by premonitions of Midkemia’s destruction, Pug con- venes the Conclave of Shadows. The members call upon two farm boys Tad and Zane, who uncover a plot against the Empire of Great Kesh by assassins known as Nighthawks. Meanwhile, Pug hunts his nemesis, the evil sorcerer Leso Varen. Some violence. 2006.

For a Few Demons More: A Hollows Novel     RC 65049
22 hours 19 minutes
by Kim Harrison
read by Margaret Strom
A serial killer is targeting were-creatures in Cincinnati. Bounty-hunting witch Rachel Morgan possesses an ancient demon artifact that could be the key to stopping the murders. But revealing its existence may incite interspecies war among preternatural residents. Strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2007.

Fortress of Ice     RC 65425
17 hours 35 minutes
by C.J. Cherryh
read by Michael Scherer
Embattled king Cefwyn attempts to make peace between sons Aewyn, his legitimate heir, and Elfwyn, the product of his affair with the sorceress Tarien. Cefwyn’s wizard friend Tristen aids his efforts, while sinister forces seek to destroy both Cefwyn’s family and kingdom. Sequel to Fortress of Dragons (RC 54148). 2006.

Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders     RC 64167
11 hours 54 minutes
by Neil Gaiman
read by Michael Kramer
Thirty-one fantasy, gothic, and science fiction tales published between 1990 and 2006. Includes the Hugo Award- winning “A Study in Emerald,” several Locus Award winners, and “The Monarch of the Glen” featuring Shadow from Gaiman’s novel American Gods (RC 52917). Some descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 2006.

The Gates to Witch World: Comprising Witch World, Web of the Witch World, and Year of the Unicorn     RC 64695
22 hours 58 minutes
by Andre Norton
read by Mary Kane
Presents the first three volumes in the Witch World series. In Witch World secret agent Simon Tregarth flees his customary reality through a portal and ends up in a medieval land of magic where the forces of evil threaten three benevolent witches. 2001.

The Good, the Bad, and the Undead: A Hollows Novel     RC 66287
18 hours 29 minutes
by Kim Harrison
read by Margaret Strom
Cincinnati. Bounty-hunting witch Rachel Morgan, from Dead Witch Walking (RC 66118), investigates the disappearance of a warlock linked to crime boss Trent Kalamack—whom Rachel happens to be blackmailing. The case could be connected to a series of murders. Some descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 2005.

Green Darkness     RC 64611
24 hours 26 minutes
by Anya Seton
read by Anne Flosnik
When Sir Richard Marsdon brings his new bride Celia home in 1968, the marriage and Celia’s health in- explicably unravel. An unconventional doctor realizes Celia’s only hope is to travel back in time to Tudor England. Celia gets a second chance at romance with Richard—at that time a tormented monk. 1972.

The Hallowed Hunt     RC 63819
16 hours 30 minutes
by Lois McMaster Bujold
read by Vanessa Maroney
Ingrey escorts Ijada into custody after she murders Prince Boleso in self-defense. But with the aging, hallowed king’s throne unsecured, Ingrey must save the kingdom as well as Ijada, whom he has grown to love. Sequel to Paladin of Souls (RC 57356). Some descriptions of sex and some violence. 2005.

A Handful of Coppers: Collected Early Stories, Volume 1; Heroic Fantasy     RC 65171
12 hours 19 minutes
by Charles De Lint
read by Roy Avers
The six Aynber tales that open the volume are full of swordplay and sorcery. Four pieces feature Colum mac Donal, an outlawed Irishman, who joins King Arthur’s Knights. “The Skin and Knife Game,” coauthored by Lee Barwood, is a fantasy and horror mix. 2003.

Here, There Be Dragons: The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica, Book 1     RC 66522
7 hours 25 minutes
by James A. Owen
read by Steven Carpenter
After a professor is murdered, three young Oxford men—John, Jack, and Charles—learn that he was the caretaker of the Imaginarium Geographica, an atlas of mythological and literary lands. They journey to these imaginary places to find the Winter King before he conquers Earth. For junior and senior high readers. 2006.

The High King’s Tomb: Green Rider, Book 3     RC 65822
21 hours 50 minutes
by Kristen Britain
read by Annie Wauters
Karigan G’ladheon and her fellow Green Riders of the royal messenger corps defend their kingdom from descendents of Arcosian Long War soldiers, who plot to conquer Sacoridia. Sequel to First Rider’s Call (RC 56909). For senior high and older readers. 2007.

In at the Death: Settling Accounts, Book 4     RC 65576
26 hours 57 minutes
by Harry Turtledove
read by Jim Zeiger
Alternate WWII. The United States of America brutally occupies the Confederate States of America, enacting revenge on the perpetrators of a genocidal campaign against African Americans. Meanwhile Germany unleashes the atomic bomb in a Europe of divided allegiances. Sequel to The Grapple (RC 62800). Violence and strong language. 2007.

Legacy: The Sharing Knife, Volume 2     RC 65034
12 hours 2 minutes
by Lois McMaster Bujold
read by Jill Fox
Dag, a Lakewalker sorcerer-soldier, and Fawn, his farm-girl bride, face disapproval in Dag’s community. But before the fate of their unlikely union can be decided, Dag must leave to battle evil malices threatening both their peoples. Sequel to Beguilement (RC 64999). Some descriptions of sex and some violence. 2007.

The Line Between     RC 64925
10 hours 2 minutes
by Peter S. Beagle
read by Gary Roan
Collection of short works of “the unreal, the uncanny, the magical” by a Locus Award-winning author. Includes a prequel to The Innkeeper’s Song (RC 39098), a sequel to The Last Unicorn (RC 40903), four fables, a Sherlock Holmes pastiche, the autobiographical “A Dance for Emilia,” and others. 2006.

M Is for Magic     RC 65628
5 hours 39 minutes
by Neil Gaiman
read by Michael Russotto
Ten short stories and a prose poem by a Hugo and Nebula award winner. “How to Talk to Girls at Parties” concerns two fifteen-year-old boys who crash a party where the pretty girls are not who they appear to be. For junior and senior high readers. 2007.

Making Money: A Novel of Discworld     RC 65596
11 hours 2 minutes
by Terry Pratchett
read by Kristin Allison
Lord Vetinari recruits postmaster general Moist von Lipwig, reformed thief and confidence trickster, to revamp the Royal Mint of Ankh-Morpork and modernize the city’s antiquated financial system. Moist, accustomed to robbing banks not running them, soon finds himself making money—and enemies. For senior high and older readers. 2007.

Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Ancestors of Avalon     RC 67174
17 hours 0 minutes
by Diana L. Paxson
read by Jill Ferris
2000 B.C.E. Tiriki, a guardian in the Temple of Light, and her husband  Micail flee a doomed island in Atlantis and escape to mist-shrouded Britain. When disaster separates her from Micail, Tiriki must find her own path in a new land. Prequel to The Mists of Avalon (RC 18687). 2004.

The Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chronicle, Day One    RC 64855
27 hours 5 minutes
by Patrick Rothfuss
read by Fred Major
A wandering scholar recognizes an innkeeper as the legendary Kvothe and elicits his story. Kvothe reveals his youth in a family of traveling players, struggles as an orphan, entry into a school of magic, and exploits that earned him reputations as a magician, thief, hero, and assassin. Some violence. 2007.

The Orc King: Forgotten Realms; Transitions, Book 1     RC 65569
16 hours 37 minutes
by R.A. Salvatore
read by Erik Sandvold
Conflict rages between the dwarves of Mithral Hall and the orcs of King Obould VI, lord of Many-Arrows. Dark elf Drizzt Do’Urden and his allies attempt to bring lasting peace to the Spine of the World, while widowed barbarian Wulfgar undertakes a life- changing journey. Some violence. Bestseller. 2007.

The Outlaw Demon Wails: A Hollows Novel     RC 66923
20 hours 4 minutes
by Kim Harrison
read by Margaret Strom
Bounty-hunting witch Rachel Morgan confronts various preternatural crises: her vampire love’s still-unsolved murder, threats from the demon Algaliarept, a friend’s unexpected pregnancy by an unlikely elf, and a journey to the ever after, where she risks her very soul. Strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2008.

Passage: The Sharing Knife, Volume 3     RC 66875
14 hours 52 minutes
by Lois McMaster Bujold
read by Jill Fox
Having met with disapproval and bigotry from both their communities, newlyweds Dag, a Lakewalker soldier-sorcerer, and Fawn, a farmer’s daughter, set out to mend the rift between their peoples. The journey tests both their loyalty and their talents, including Dag’s growing magical abilities. Sequel to Legacy (RC 65034). 2008.

The Privilege of the Sword: Swords of Riverside     RC 66681
12 hours 27 minutes
by Ellen Kushner
read by Alexander Strain
Country girl Katherine Talbert joins the household of her uncle, the “Mad Duke” Tremontaine of Riverside, to learn the art of swordplay. She also navigates political intrigue, uncovers plots against her uncle, and defends a victimized friend. Some explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. Nebula Award finalist. 2006.

Promises to Keep     RC 66670
5 hours 26 minutes
by Charles De Lint
read by Mary Kane
Newford, 1972. Art student Jilly Coppercorn encounters Donna Birch, an old friend from her time in the Home for Wayward Girls. The meet- ing elicits memories of Jilly’s past life on the streets and leads her into a realm where life and death are blurred. Some strong language. 2007.

Quicksilver and Shadow: Collected Early Stories, Volume 2; Contemporary, Dark Fantasy, and Science Fiction Stories     RC 65175
12 hours 5 minutes
by Charles De Lint
read by Erin Jones
This companion to A Handful of Coppers (RC 65171) contains more previously uncollected and unpublished tales. The science fiction section reveals de Lint’s fascination with myths and folktales, especially “Raven Sings . . . ,” a retelling of a traditional Blackfoot trickster tale. 2005.

Reserved for the Cat: The Elemental Masters, Book 6     RC 65932
10 hours 24 minutes
by Mercedes Lackey
read by Kristin Allison
After being fired from the Paris Opera, young, penniless dancer Ninette Dupond encounters a telepathic cat named Thomas, who promises to make her rich. At Thomas’s urging, Ninette flees to London, where she impersonates a Russian ballerina and enters the powerful and dangerous realm of the Elemental Masters. Some violence. 2007.

Return to Summerhouse     RC 67155
9 hours 30 minutes
by Jude Deveraux
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Three emotionally wounded women, Amy, Faith, and Zoë, are sent to a therapist’s house in Maine for help in recovering from their painful pasts. The three visit Madame Zoya’s shop, where Zoya and her sister Primrose transport them to eighteenth-century England to change their destinies. Bestseller. 2008.

Road of the Patriarch: Forgotten Realms; the Sellswords, Book 3     RC 65607
16 hours 55 minutes
by R.A. Salvatore
read by Erik Sandvold
King Gareth seeks to unify the Bloodstone Lands under his rule by defeating the remnants of the fallen witch- king’s empire. When human assassin Artemis Entreri and dark elf Jarlaxle attempt to establish their own kingdoms, Gareth retaliates. Sequel to Promise of the Witch-King (RC 65602). Some descriptions of sex and some violence. 2006.

Rumo and His Miraculous Adventures     RC 64672
27 hours 46 minutes
by Walter Moers
read by Erik Sandvold
One-eyed giants kidnap Rumo, a horned, doglike wolperting. He escapes to the city of his own kind and trains as a warrior until everyone vanishes—including his sweetheart Rala. Rumo undertakes a daring rescue mission to the Netherworld, unaware he is destined to become the hero of Zamonia. Some violence. 2003.

Sailing to Sarantium: The Sarantine Mosaic, Book 1     RC 64513
22 hours 8 minutes
by Guy Gavriel Kay
read by Peter Ganim
To aid construction of a new sanctuary, the emperor of Sarantium summons artisans from throughout his realm, among them mosaicist Crispin. Crispin embarks on the journey, bearing a message from his land’s young queen that could endanger his life. Some descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 1998.

The Search for the Red Dragon: The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica, Book 2     RC 66674
8 hours 33 minutes
by James A. Owen
read by Steven Carpenter
The three caretakers of the Imaginarium Geographica reunite to save the Archipelago of Dreams from a plot, devised centuries ago, that begins unfolding with mysterious kidnappings. Once there, the caretakers—John, Jack, and Charles—must locate the last of the dragonships. For junior and senior high readers. 2008.

The Shadowmancer Returns: The Curse of Salamander Street     RC 65547
9 hours 11 minutes
by G.P. Taylor
read by John Polk
Having barely escaped evil Shadow- mancer vicar Obadiah Demurral, Kate and Thomas set sail for London to make a fresh start. Meanwhile Raphah resurfaces and begins a terrifying journey to find his friends. Sequel to Shadowmancer (RC 58691). For junior and senior high readers. 2007.

Shadowplay: Shadowmarch, Volume 2     RC 64786
30 hours 4 minutes
by Tad Williams
read by Anne Flosnik
The army of the Twilight People has overtaken Southmarch, leaving the king missing, his heir dead, and royal twins Barrick and Briony struggling for survival. Barrick, guardsman Vansen, and fairy-warrior Gyir roam the shadowlands, while Briony flees assassins. Sequel to Shadowmarch (RC 59812). Some violence and some strong language. 2007.

Sister of the Dead: The Noble Dead, Book 3     RC 66879
13 hours 12 minutes
by Barb Hendee and J.C. Hendee
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Dhampir Magiere and half-elf Leesil are romantically involved when they sojourn to find their families, with elf Wynn and dog/fay Chap. As Magiere reaches the castle where her mother is imprisoned, the group is stalked by former mentor Welstiel and vampire Chane. Some violence. For senior high readers. 2005.

Sons of the Oak: Runelords, Book 5     RC 65872
15 hours 12 minutes
by David Farland
read by Roy Avers
With Earth King Gaborn’s death, evildoers plot to control—or destroy—his young heirs Fallion and Jaz. The brothers flee to the Ends of the Earth, where Fallion confronts the demon Asgaroth and the evil Shadoath herself to claim his destiny. Sequel to Lair of Bones (RC 57378). Some violence. 2006.

The Sweet Far Thing     RC 65828
24 hours 43 minutes
by Libba Bray
read by Corrie James
England, 1896. As Gemma reluctantly prepares for her entry into proper Victorian society, she must decide the future of the magical realms where she and her friends visit. But Gemma also hopes to change her own fate. Sequel to Rebel Angels (RC 61311). For senior high readers. 2007.

Swordspoint: A Melodrama of Manners; Swords of Riverside     RC 66486
11 hours 5 minutes
by Ellen Kushner
read by Alexander Strain
Lord Horn hires master swordsman Richard St Vier to kill Lord Michael Godwin, who has resisted Horn’s romantic advances. When the mission goes awry, Horn kidnaps St. Vier’s lover Alec, forcing St. Vier to take drastic action. Includes three bonus stories. Some explicit descriptions of sex and some violence. 1987.

The Tale of the Children of Húrin: Narn I Chîn Húrin    RC 64650
8 hours 26 minutes
by J.R.R. Tolkien
read by Roy Avers
A tale of the Elder Days of Middle- earth, variations of which appeared in Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth (RC 17615) and The Silmarillion (RC 60367). Describes the fates of Húrin—cursed lord of Dorlómin—and his children Túrin and Niënor. Restored, edited, and introduced by the author’s son, Christopher Tolkien. Bestseller. 2007.

There’s No Place like Here     RC 66561
9 hours 43 minutes
by Cecelia Ahern
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Sandy Shortt, owner of a Dublin missing person’s agency, disappears in the woods while seeking the brother of her new client Jack Ruttle. Sandy discovers a parallel universe filled with missing people and things. Meanwhile, Jack searches for Sandy, the only woman who understands his pain. 2007.

The 13½ Lives of Captain Bluebear     RC 64688
19 hours 25 minutes
by Walter Moers
read by Erik Sandvold
A bluebear, who has twenty-seven lives, recounts half of them. What follows is a fantastic odyssey on the lost continent of Zamonia, from Bluebear’s first memory as a cub being rescued by minipirates to his adventures with assorted hobgoblins, rampaging mountain dwarfs, invisibles, diabolic elves, time-snails, and the Spiderwitch. 1999.

Throne of Jade: The Temeraire Adventures, Book 2     RC 64553
14 hours 25 minutes
by Naomi Novik
read by Erik Sandvold
Chinese dignitaries demand the return of Temeraire, a dragon hatched from an egg seized from a French ship. Temeraire’s human master, Captain Laurence, escorts Temeraire to the Far East to face the intrigues of Chinese court. Sequel to His Majesty’s Dragon (RC 64445). 2006.

Traitor to the Blood: The Noble Dead, Book 4     RC 67104
13 hours 58 minutes
by Barb Hendee and J.C. Hendee
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Dhampir Magiere and half-elf Leesil, once an assassin enslaved by Lord Darmouth, return to Leesil’s ancestral Warlands to investigate the fate of his parents. They find that the evil lord now needs Magiere’s vampire-fighting abilities—and that they are being followed. Some violence. For senior high readers. 2006.

The Vampire Who Loved Me     RC 64263
8 hours 13 minutes
by Teresa Medeiros
read by Patricia Kilgarriff
A series of gruesome London murders leads vampire hunter Adrian Kane to suspect his newly arrived vampire brother Julian. Portia Cabot, unable to forget her long-ago tryst with Julian, wants to prove Adrian wrong and restore Julian’s humanity. Sequel to After Midnight (RC 62002). Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2006.

Viriconium     RC 65188
20 hours 49 minutes
by M. John Harrison
read by Annie Wauters
Collection of fantasy classics set in Viriconium, an imagined, decadent English Roman city. Features the novels The Pastel City, A Storm of Wings, and In Viriconium, published between 1971 and 1982, as well as “Viriconium Knights” and six other short stories. Includes 2005 introduction by Neil Gaiman. 2005.

Worldbinder: The Runelords, Book 6     RC 65903
13 hours 34 minutes
by David Farland
read by Roy Avers
Fallion Orden, son of the late Earth King Gaborn, attempts to restore his world but instead fuses it with another. As inhabitants of both realms struggle to understand changes to themselves and their land, various evildoers exploit the chaos. Sequel to Sons of the Oak (RC 65872). Some violence. 2007.

The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, 2007: Twentieth Annual Collection     RC 65584
36 hours 53 minutes
edited by Ellen Datlow and others
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Some forty selections of short fiction and poetry by Terry Dowling, Stephen Gallagher, Glen Hirshberg, Joyce Carol Oates, Geoff Ryman, and others. Editors’ yearly overview of the genre includes sections on comics and graphic novels, music, and the media. Some descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 2007.

Folktales

The Bride Who Argued with God: Tales from the Treasury of Jewish Folklore     RC 67116
9 hours 52 minutes
retold by Hava Ben-Zvi
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Anthology of Jewish tales from immigrants in Israel focusing on women and their relationships with men in courtship, marriage, business, and family. In the title story a bride successfully argues with the angel of death, who comes to claim her groom at their wedding feast. 2006.

Folktales of Ireland     RC 66584
14 hours 46 minutes
edited by Sean O’Sullivan
read by Terry Donnelly
An English-language compilation of Gaelic lore featuring animals, kings and warriors, saints and sinners, fairies, magicians, and historical characters. In “The Fairy Frog” a girl’s idle wish leads to a strange visit to a fairy palace, with unforeseen consequences. 1966.

General

Borrow Trouble     RC 65505
11 hours 24 minutes
by Mary Monroe and Victor McGlothin
read by Gail Nelson
Two short novels featuring African Americans. In Monroe’s Nightmare in Paradise wife Renee Webb lets loose on a Caribbean vacation and ends up jailed for prostitution. In McGlothin’s Bad Luck Shadow Baltimore Floyd plots to rob a high-stakes Kansas City card game. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2006.

Dancing Arabs     RC 63792
5 hours 47 minutes
by Sayed Kashua
read by Alec Volz
Arab Israeli protagonist attends a Jewish boarding school and tries to assimilate into Jewish culture as he sees no hope in the future for his own people. After high school, he marries an Arab girl and holds mediocre jobs in Jerusalem, remaining conflicted about his identity. Some strong language. 2002.

The Dean’s List     RC 65030
15 hours 38 minutes
by Jon Hassler
read by Roy Avers
In this sequel to Rookery Blues (RC 64432), Leland Edwards, decades later, is the dean at Rookery State College, divorced, and living with his demanding mother. In between fund raising and staving off sexual harassment charges, he falls in love. 1997.

The Elephanta Suite     RC 66862
8 hours 37 minutes
by Paul Theroux
read by Jack Fox
Three tales of American travelers in India. In “The Gateway of India” a divorced lawyer finds succor in Mumbai’s slums. In “The Elephant God” a woman is stalked by a student from her call-center English class. Also includes “Monkey Hill.” Some explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2007.

Ghostwritten     RC 64983
16 hours 31 minutes
by David Mitchell
read by Michael Russotto
A series of interconnected stories spanning the globe. Several main characters—among them a doomsday cultist in Japan, a British embezzler in Hong Kong, an art thief in Petersburg, and a scientist in Ireland—all move unaware toward their shared destinies. Strong language, some explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 1999.

The Girl with No Shadow     RC 67345
16 hours 26 minutes
by Joanne Harris
read by Laura Giannarelli
Chocolate maker Vianne Rocher, from Chocolat (RC 49086), now quietly resides in Paris under the name Yanne Charbonneau with her daughters, high-strung preadolescent Annie (Anouk) and unusual four-year-old Rosette. A dazzling new friend Zozie de l’Alba insinuates herself into their lives—but can she be trusted? 2008.

Lottery     RC 66551
9 hours 26 minutes
by Patricia Wood
read by Guy Williams
After his grandmother dies, thirty-one-year-old Perry, who has an IQ of seventy-six, is alone—until he wins millions in the Washington State Lottery. But grandmother taught Perry survival skills that he uses to sort out whom to trust. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

No! I Don’t Want to Join a Book Club: Diary of a Sixtieth Year     RC 64645
8 hours 29 minutes
by Virginia Ironside
read by Kate Kiley
Unlike many of her peers, fifty-nine- year-old Londoner Marie Sharp has no desire to travel, get plastic surgery, or continue her education. Marie looks forward to doing “old things.” She keeps busy with a possible love interest, becoming a grandmother, and the onset of cataracts, arthritis, and bunions. Strong language. 2006.

The Other Side of the Bridge     RC 65480
10 hours 32 minutes
by Mary Lawson
read by Michele Schaeffer
Post-World War II Ontario. Farmer Arthur Dunn hires teenager Ian, unaware Ian is obsessed with Arthur’s wife Laura. Jake, Arthur’s errant brother, returns home after fifteen years, reigniting sibling rivalry. Ian misinterprets Laura and Jake’s relationship, leading to tragedy. Some descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 2006.

The Phony Marine     RC 66189
5 hours 29 minutes
by Jim Lehrer
read by Gary Tipton
Middle-aged Hugo Marder, a divorced salesman at an upscale men’s clothing store in Washington, D.C., buys a Silver Star medal on eBay. After receiving special attention while wearing the lapel button in public, Hugo remakes himself into a former Marine—until his lies catch up with him. Strong language. 2006.

A Pigeon and a Boy     RC 66595
13 hours 58 minutes
by Meir Shalev
read by Ken Kliban
Israel. Yair Mendelsohn hears of a pigeon handler who, mortally wounded during Israel’s 1948 War of Independence, dispatched one last bird with a gift to his beloved. The story leads Yair to the truth about his own conception. Some explicit descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 2006.

The Plague of Doves     DB/RC 66886
10 hours 39 minutes
by Louise Erdrich
read by Annie Wauters
The long-ago murder of a white family and subsequent mob lynching of innocent Native Americans still haunt the town of Pluto, North Dakota, and the nearby Ojibwe reservation. Evelina, her grandfather Mooshum, Judge Coutts, and Doctor Lochran, whose lives intertwine, are unknowingly affected by the past. Some violence. Bestseller. 2008.

The White Tiger     DB/RC 68163
7 hours 41 minutes
by Aravind Adiga
read by John Horton
Bangalore, India. Over the course of seven days, Balram Halwai, a rickshaw-puller’s son, writes to visiting Chinese premier Jiabao about his transformation from chauffeur to entrepreneur. Balram—sought for police questioning about a brutal murder— embodies the tumultuousness of modern India. Some violence and some strong language. Man Booker Prize. Bestseller. 2008.

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Gothics

The Sister     RC 67220
10 hours 34 minutes
by Poppy Adams
read by Corrie James
Dorset, England; 2007. Seventy-year- old Virginia Stone awaits her younger sister Vivien’s return after an absence of fifty years. When Vivien escaped to London as a teen, Virginia stayed in the decaying Victorian mansion and continued their father’s research into moths. But the past disrupts their reunion. Some strong language. 2008.

Someone to Love     RC 65018
8 hours 57 minutes
by Jude Deveraux
read by Faith Potts
Margate, England. American Jace Montgomery finds a clue to his fiancée Stacy’s suicide in a photograph of the Priory House. Jace purchases the mansion and discovers the ghost of Ann Stuart, who died in 1877. Jace and local journalist Nightingale Smythe try to solve the mysteries of both deaths. 2007.

Growing Up

Better Off Famous?     RC 66694
6 hours 47 minutes
by Jane Mendle
read by Colleen Delany
Juilliard rejects violinist Annie Hoffman, a teenager from Alabama, but a producer hires her for a television series. Annie becomes a hot celebrity and begins to act the part of a spoiled diva—until a tabloid article forces her to reevaluate her behavior. For senior high readers. 2007.

Born to Rock     RC 63711
5 hours 0 minutes
by Gordon Korman
read by Gary Roan
Young Republican Leo Caraway loses his Harvard scholarship on a technicality and learns that his biological dad is a legend—former punk rocker “King Maggot.” Hoping for college money, Leo joins King’s comeback tour as a roadie and grows up along the way. For junior and senior high readers. 2006.

The Fortunes of Indigo Skye     RC 67370
9 hours 36 minutes
by Deb Caletti
read by Colleen Delany
Seattle. The life of eighteen-year-old high school senior and part-time waitress Indigo Skye changes dramatically when a customer leaves her millions of dollars as a tip. Indigo’s familial relationships and personal values are tested by her newfound wealth. Some strong language. For senior high readers. 2008.

Nothing but Drama: Good Girlz, Book 1     RC 65053
6 hours 6 minutes
by ReShonda Tate Billingsley
read by Annie Wauters
Houston, Texas. After hiding her boyfriend from the police, sixteen-year-old Camille is ordered by juvenile court to join a community service group called Good Girlz. She reluctantly joins the group’s founder Rachel, pregnant Angel, tough-acting Jasmine, and rich Alexis. The teens eventually form strong bonds. For senior high readers. 2006.

November Blues     RC 66188
7 hours 44 minutes
by Sharon M. Draper
read by Jill Fox
Two months after her boyfriend Josh dies, sixteen-year-old November finds out that she is pregnant. She faces difficult options with support from her mother, girlfriends, and Josh’s cousin Jericho. Sequel to The Battle of Jericho (RC 58023). For senior high readers. Coretta Scott King Honor Book. 2007.

Quaking     RC 65866
7 hours 18 minutes
by Kathryn Erskine
read by Carol Dines
In a Pennsylvania town where antiwar sentiments are treated with contempt and violence, Matt, a fourteen-year-old girl moves in with foster parents, a Quaker couple. Matt deals with the demons of her past as she battles bullies of the present. Some strong language. For junior and senior high readers. 2007.

Scary Beautiful     RC 65620
5 hours 2 minutes
by Niki Burnham
read by Mimi Bederman
Gorgeous Chloe is ostracized in her junior year after her boyfriend Sean moves from Colorado to Connecticut, leaving her unattached. When some of the girls distrust her, Chloe realizes that she wants to be much more than just somebody’s girlfriend. For senior high readers. 2006.

Twisted     RC 65247
6 hours 34 minutes
by Laurie Halse Anderson
read by Erik Sandvold
Bullied Tyler Miller becomes infamous after vandalizing the school and being sentenced to community service. Returning for senior year, Tyler is accused of posting a class- mate’s nude pictures on the Internet. Life spirals downward until Tyler takes charge—at home and at school. Some strong language. For senior high readers. 2007.

Historical Fiction

Arch of Triumph     RC 64964
18 hours 19 minutes
by Erich Maria Remarque
read by Michael Kramer
Paris, before World War II. Ravic, a German surgeon and refugee without papers, seeks vengeance for the death of his former mistress, who was murdered by Haake, a Gestapo agent. By the author of All Quiet on the Western Front (RC 54896). 1945.

Arundel     RC 64045
22 hours 35 minutes
by Kenneth Roberts
read by Nick Sullivan
Steven, a young man from the Arundel settlement in Maine, enlists in the Continental army and joins the doomed 1775 march on Quebec commanded by Colonel Benedict Arnold, then one of Washington’s trusted officers. Steven describes the grueling journey north and the hardships and bravery of his fellow soldiers. 1930.

Away     RC 65368
8 hours 10 minutes
by Amy Bloom
read by Susan McInerney
1924. After her family is killed in a pogrom, Russian Jew Lillian Leyb flees to New York and finds work in a Yiddish theater. Learning that her daughter may have survived, however, Lillian begins another journey—west across America for Siberia. Explicit descriptions of sex, violence, and strong language. Bestseller. 2007.

Believing the Dream: Return to Red River, Book 2     RC 67115
12 hours 22 minutes
by Lauraine Snelling
read by Mitzi Friedlander
1890s. Thorliff Bjorklund, an aspiring journalist at college in Minnesota, confronts his failing relationship to his childhood sweetheart, Anji, whom he left behind in North Dakota. Meanwhile, Thorliff’s friend Elizabeth Rogers inadvertently causes heartbreak in pursuit of her medical career. For senior high and older readers. 2002.

The Blood of Flowers     RC 67438
17 hours 4 minutes
by Anita Amirrezvani
read by various narrators
Persia, 1620s. After her father’s death, a young girl and her mother become the servants of a relative in Isfahan. There the maiden develops carpet- making skills but, without a dowry, is forced to sign a sigheh—a temporary marriage contract—with a wealthy man. Commercial audiobook. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

The Blue Moon Circus     RC 65219
11 hours 44 minutes
by Michael Raleigh
read by Gary Tipton
Oklahoma, 1926. Seven years after he closed down his big top, circus man Lewis Tully winds up in jail. Offered freedom in return for one last show, Lewis assembles an odd band of acts for a final tour of the West—and finds himself the guardian of an orphan named Charlie. 2003.

Chains     DB/RC 68396
7 hours 42 minutes
by Laurie Halse Anderson
read by Madisun Leigh
American Revolution. Teenage slave Isabel and her younger sister are taken from Rhode Island and sold to an abusive Loyalist couple in New York City, where Isabel spies on the British to win her freedom. Some violence and some strong language. For junior and senior high readers. 2008.

The Chase     RC 65426
11 hours 26 minutes
by Clive Cussler
read by Robert Sams
In 1906, the U.S. government hires no-nonsense detective Isaac Bell to apprehend a murderous bank robber nicknamed the Butcher Bandit. Bell pursues his quarry throughout the Wild West, arriving in San Francisco during a disastrous earthquake and fire. Bell soon discovers that he, too, is being hunted. Some violence. 2007.

City of Dreams: A Novel of Nieuw Amsterdam and Early Manhattan     RC 64726
29 hours 46 minutes
by Beverly Swerling
read by John Haag
In 1661, English surgeon Lucas Turner and his sister Sally, an apothecary, arrive at the Dutch settlement on the island of Manhattan. Violence and betrayal soon make the siblings enemies, beginning a feud that resonates for generations. Violence, some descriptions of sex, and some strong language. 2001.

A Country of Our Own: A Novel of the Confederate Raiders     RC 64797
17 hours 12 minutes
by David Poyer
read by Robert Sams
1861–1862. Lieutenant Ker Claiborne, a native Virginian, leaves the U.S. Navy to join the Confederacy despite his opposition to slavery. Claiborne earns a position on a rebel raider that prowls the Atlantic and Caribbean to undermine Union forces. Sequel to Fire on the Waters (RC 64756). Some violence. 2003.

Daughter of York     RC 67176
23 hours 28 minutes
by Anne Easter Smith
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Fifteenth-century England. Margaret of York, sister of King Richard III from A Rose for the Crown (RC 62146), watches her brother Edward seize the throne from King Henry. Margaret marries Charles, the duke of Burgundy, despite her love for another man. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

A Dream to Follow: Return to Red River, Book 1     RC 67095
10 hours 13 minutes
by Lauraine Snelling
read by Mitzi Friedlander
North Dakota, 1893. In this continuation of the Red River saga, seventeen- year-old aspiring journalist Thorliff Bjorklund applies to college. But once accepted Thorliff faces a dilemma— follow his dreams or stay and help his family on the farm. He turns to God for help. For senior high and older readers. 2001.

Dreamers of the Day     RC 67026
10 hours 12 minutes
by Mary Doria Russell
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Ohio schoolteacher Agnes Shanklin receives an inheritance after her entire family dies in a flu epidemic. She decides to travel and arrives in Egypt during the 1921 Cairo Peace Conference. Agnes befriends Winston Churchill and Lawrence of Arabia while falling in love with a German spy. 2008.

Exiles     DB/RC 67735
7 hours 13 minutes
by Ron Hansen
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Wales, December 1875. In this historical novel, accounts of poet/seminarian Gerard Manley Hopkins learning and writing about the shipwreck of the Deutschland near the River Thames intertwine with those of the five young German nuns who perished. Includes full text of Hopkins’s poem “The Wreck of the Deutschland.” 2008.

The Far Pavilions     RC 66098
56 hours 25 minutes
by M.M. Kaye
read by Yolande Bavan
Nineteenth-century British India. Ashton Hilary Akbar Pelham-Martyn is raised as a Hindu at the foot of the Himalayas, the “Far Pavilions.” As a child, he falls in love with princess Anjuli. Years later Ash, now an English officer, unexpectedly reunites with Juli, but she is betrothed to another. 1978.

Finn     RC 64736
12 hours 34 minutes
by Jon Clinch
read by Ray Childs
A novel about Huckleberry Finn’s (RC 57349) ne’er-do-well, alcoholic father Finn. Finn lives in a shack along the Mississippi River with his mistress, ex-slave Mary, and their son Huck. Finn’s ways eventually lead to murder and his own demise. Some descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 2007.

Fire on the Waters: A Novel of the Civil War at Sea     RC 64756
15 hours 22 minutes
by David Poyer
read by Robert Sams
1861. Elisha Eaker enlists in the navy to escape his overbearing father, a powerful Manhattan financier. Leaving behind his sweetheart Araminta Van Velsor, Elisha joins the crew of the steam sloop Owanee on a dangerous mission to relieve the Union garrison at Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor. Some violence. 2001.

The Forest Lover     RC 65075
14 hours 50 minutes
by Susan Vreeland
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Fictional depiction of the life of Canadian artist and writer Emily Carr (1871–1945). Carr defies Victorian-era custom and her family’s wishes by venturing to remote Vancouver Island, British Columbia, to paint tribal villages. There she forms strong friendships with a native basketmaker and others. Some descriptions of sex. 2004.

Fragrant Harbor     RC 65217
11 hours 35 minutes
by John Lanchester
read by Gary Tipton
Tom Stewart leaves England for Hong Kong in 1935. On board the ship he meets Sister Maria, a Chinese nun, who teaches him Cantonese. Tom becomes established in the hotel business and remains in contact with her over the years, until tragedy strikes. Strong language and some violence. 2002.

The Gods of Newport     RC 64499
10 hours 23 minutes
by John Jakes
read by Conrad Feininger
Late nineteenth century. Millionaire railroad baron Sam Driver returns to Newport, Rhode Island, to win a place among the social elite. While Sam contends with wealthy rivals determined to exclude him, his daughter Jenny falls in love with an impoverished local, threatening Sam’s social ambitions. Some descriptions of sex. 2006.

The Great Stink     RC 65185
13 hours 21 minutes
by Clare Clark
read by Michael Russotto
London, mid-1850s. Engineer William May, a psychologically unstable veteran of the Crimean War, joins the city sewer rebuilding project. May is framed for a murder involving corruption and is sent to an asylum and later prison. But scavenger Long Arm Tom sets out to exonerate him. Some violence. 2005.

The Great Train Robbery     RC 65257
8 hours 28 minutes
by Michael Crichton
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Fictionalized account of the 1855 theft of a fortune in gold bullion destined for English troops in Crimea. London mobster Edward Pierce assembles a host of professional criminals to execute the heist, including snakesman “Clean Willy” Williams, safecracker Robert Agar, and con artist Miss Miriam. Some violence. 1975.

Harlem Summer     RC 65655
3 hours 46 minutes
by Walter Dean Myers
read by Peter Jay Fernandez
Harlem, 1925. Sixteen-year-old saxophone-playing Mark Purvis is hired by an African American magazine one summer. But when he does a shady delivery job for his idol, musical genius Fats Waller, something goes wrong and gangster Dutch Schultz comes after Mark for money. For senior high readers. 2007.

Helen of Troy     RC 64785
31 hours 25 minutes
by Margaret George
read by Colleen Delany
Beautiful Helen describes her reclu- sive life in Sparta after her parents hear the prophecy of a war she will cause. Tells of her passionless marriage to Menelaus before she falls in love with Trojan prince Paris, who spirits her away to his homeland and ignites a twenty-year-long conflict. 2006.

In the Shadow of the Wind     RC 66350
4 hours 40 minutes
by Luke Wallin
read by Jack Fox
Alabama, 1835–1836. While their communities fight each other for land, young white settler Caleb McElroy rescues Creek Indian Six Deer from near death. Caleb and Six Deer become friends, and Caleb falls in love with Six Deer’s sister Pine Basket. Some violence. For senior high readers. 1984.

Innocent Traitor: A Novel of Lady Jane Grey     RC 66312
17 hours 2 minutes
by Alison Weir
read by Anne Flosnik
Sixteenth-century England. Jane Grey, King Henry VIII’s great-niece, becomes a royal pawn in the battle for the Crown. Jane’s power-hungry parents and opponents of Jane’s Catholic cousin Mary plot Jane’s ascension, eventually bringing a brief reign—and treason charges. Some explicit descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 2006.

Katherine     RC 67486
25 hours 19 minutes
by Anya Seton
read by Erin Jones
Fourteenth-century England. Novel about Katherine Swynford, sister-in- law of Geoffrey Chaucer and wife of John of Gaunt, duke of Lancaster. As John fights for power, he falls in love with Katherine, a married woman. Their romance lasts through decades of war, adultery, and murder. Includes 2004 foreword by Philippa Gregory. 1954.

The Last Empress     RC 64508
13 hours 41 minutes
by Anchee Min
read by Robin Miles
Upon the 1861 death of her husband—the emperor in Empress Orchid (RC 59317)—Orchid becomes coregent for her son, and later her nephew, but both die young. Orchid must continue to rule China for the next fifty years as foreign powers, insurgencies, and royal conspiracies plague the empire. 2007.

The Law of Dreams     RC 64519
14 hours 8 minutes
by Peter Behrens
read by George Holmes
Ireland, 1846. Fergus O’Brien witnesses death and starvation in rural Ireland. After his parents die Fergus joins a gang of outlaws and strikes back at the British before eventually taking refuge in Wales and emigrating to America. Some explicit descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 2006.

Letters from a Slave Boy: The Story of Joseph Jacobs    RC 64966
3 hours 55 minutes
by Mary E. Lyons
read by Chuck Young
Joseph, son of Harriet Jacobs from Letters from a Slave Girl (RC 38689), writes about his experiences as a slave in pre-Civil War North Carolina, a sailor on a New England whaling expedition, and a gold miner in California. Some strong language. For junior and senior high readers. 2007.

Life Class     RC 66238
8 hours 9 minutes
by Pat Barker
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Paul Tarrant falls in love with fellow London art student Elinor Brooke, who is pursued by painter Kit Neville. When World War I breaks out, Paul joins the Belgian Red Cross—and returns a changed man. Some explicit descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

Lord John and the Hand of Devils     RC 66321
9 hours 27 minutes
by Diana Gabaldon
read by Annie Wauters
Three novellas of eighteenth-century war, espionage, and intrigue featuring Lord John Grey. In Lord John and the Haunted Soldier, Grey investigates a deadly cannon explosion and possible treachery. In Lord John and the Succubus, Grey confronts a spirit woman plaguing English soldiers in Prussia. Strong language and some violence. 2007.

Loving Frank     RC 65372
15 hours 4 minutes
by Nancy Horan
read by Suzanne Toren
Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Borthwick Cheney fall in love, abandon their spouses and children in Chicago, and run away to Europe in 1909. Their five years together are marked by Mamah’s feminist ambitions, her conflicting emotions, and the tragic, unforeseen end of their relationship. Bestseller. 2007.

Luncheon of the Boating Party     RC 64509
16 hours 16 minutes
by Susan Vreeland
read by Frank Coffee
France, 1880. Artist Auguste Renoir responds to writer Émile Zola’s criticism of Impressionist art by painting a leisurely outdoor scene of friends and acquaintances. Their lives unfold and connect as they gather at a restaurant along the Seine and enjoy la vie moderne. Some descriptions of sex. 2007.

March     RC 64617
10 hours 39 minutes
by Geraldine Brooks
read by Gregory Gorton
Reverend March, the husband and father from Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women (RC 58830), leaves Connecticut to become an army chaplain during the Civil War. An assignment to teach freed slaves on a plantation changes March’s view of humanity while hardship hurts his family. Strong language and some violence. 2005.

More than a Dream: Return to Red River, Book 3     RC 67125
12 hours 3 minutes
by Lauraine Snelling
read by Mitzi Friedlander
1890s. Thorliff Bjorklund, an aspiring journalist attending college in Minnesota, begins thinking of future doctor Elizabeth Rogers as more than a friend. But when tragedy strikes his family in North Dakota, Thorliff returns home to help. Meanwhile, Elizabeth works in a Chicago hospital. For senior high and older readers. 2003.

My Mother the Cheerleader     RC 65816
4 hours 11 minutes
by Robert Sharenow
read by Michele Schaeffer
New Orleans, 1960. Protesting desegregation, thirteen-year-old Louise’s mother pulls her out of school and joins a group of hecklers who harass black pupils. When New Yorker Morgan Miller takes up residence in their boarding house, he changes the family’s mindset. Some violence and some strong language. For junior and senior high readers. 2007.

North River     RC 65707
11 hours 55 minutes
by Pete Hamill
read by David Hartley-Margolin
New York City, during the Great Depression. Lonely Dr. James Delaney returns from tending patients, including gangsters and Tammany chieftains, to find his three-year-old grandson on his doorstep. James hires Rose, a Sicilian housekeeper, and his heart grows lighter even as past secrets endanger his present happiness. Strong language. 2007.

The Other Queen     DB/RC 67661
13 hours 16 minutes
by Philippa Gregory
read by Erin Jones
A secret decree by her cousin Queen Elizabeth places Mary Queen of Scots under house arrest at the English estate of George Talbot, the earl of Shrewsbury, and his wife Bess. Bess balks at the extra expense, but George begins to have feelings for his captive. Bestseller. 2008.

Patriot Hearts: A Novel of the Founding Mothers     RC 67267
16 hours 50 minutes
by Barbara Hambly
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Fictional retelling of the lives of first ladies Dolley Madison, Martha Washington, and Abigail Adams and of president Thomas Jefferson’s slave Sally Hemings. The women handle overly charismatic husbands, alcoholism, family jealousies, and slavery amid political turmoil from 1787 to 1815. Some violence and some strong language. 2007.

People of the Nightland: The First North Americans, Book 14     RC 64765
17 hours 5 minutes
by W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear
read by Alexander Strain
As the ice age ends, flood waters from the melting glaciers threaten civilization. While tribal war rages between the Nightland People and the Sunpath and Lame Bull Peoples, gods Raven Hunter and Wolf Dreamer send young guides to rescue their tribes. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2007.

People of the Weeping Eye: The First North Americans, Book 15     RC 67005
20 hours 43 minutes
by W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear
read by Jim Zeiger
Old White, also known as the Seeker, journeys with Two Petals, a young woman with visions, and the Trader, a traveling merchant, to the Mississippi region, where subjugated tribes are beginning to rebel. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2008.

Portrait of an Unknown Woman     RC 65192
16 hours 39 minutes
by Vanora Bennett
read by Anne Flosnik
England, 1527. Meg Giggs, the foster daughter of Sir Thomas More, is wooed by her former tutor John Clement and by Hans Holbein, commissioned to paint a group portrait. Meg finds herself and her adoptive family endangered by More’s staunch Catholic opposition to Henry VIII’s conversion to the Protestant Church. 2007.

The Quest: A Novel of Ancient Egypt, Book 4     RC 65645
24 hours 35 minutes
by Wilbur Smith
read by John Haag
Ancient Egypt. Eunuch warlock Taita, from Warlock (RC 53723), ventures into Africa at the behest of pharaoh Nefer Seti to uncover the reasons the Nile has turned to blood and flesh-eating toads have emerged from its waters. Violence, some descriptions of sex, and some strong language. 2007.

The Reluctant Assassin     RC 65703
7 hours 25 minutes
by Preston Darby
read by Jim Zeiger
A man renovating a long-abandoned ranch discovers mummified human remains and a diary presumably belonging to Abraham Lincoln’s assassin, John Wilkes Booth. The journal suggests that Booth escaped execution and lived out his days in Texas. It also reveals the intent of Booth’s 1865 plot against the president. 2005.

Rhett Butler’s People     RC 65420
18 hours 10 minutes
by Donald McCaig
read by Robert Sams
Tale of Rhett Butler, from Gone with the Wind (RC 33082), and his clan. Rhett has a difficult relationship with his father Langston, loves his sister Rosemary and his wife Scarlett O’Hara, and trusts his childhood friend Tunis, a former slave. Strong language and some violence. Bestseller. 2007.

The Shadow Catcher     RC 65909
8 hours 59 minutes
by Marianne Wiggins
read by Erin Jones
Fictionalized biography of photographer Edward S. Curtis (1868–1952) portrays a complicated man who stages pictures of Native Americans and abandons his family. Wiggins interweaves an imaginary account of herself researching Curtis’s life as she seeks closure in her own. Some explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2007.

A Short Walk     RC 66367
10 hours 44 minutes
by Alice Childress
read by Erin Jones
Half-white, half-African American Cora James struggles through life in the early twentieth century. Raised by foster parents in Charleston, South Carolina, Cora eventually flees to Harlem and finds a place for herself. Includes 2006 afterword. Some explicit descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 1979.

Someone Knows My Name     RC 66532
18 hours 29 minutes
by Lawrence Hill
read by Colleen Delany
Fictionalized account of literate slave Aminata Diallo who, on a trip to New York City, runs away and helps the British compile The Book of Negroes, a list of black Loyalists. After the American Revolution, Diallo relocates to Nova Scotia and later to Sierra Leone. Violence, some descriptions of sex, and some strong language. 2007.

Song Yet Sung     RC 67170
9 hours 38 minutes
by James McBride
read by Mare Trevathan
Chesapeake Bay area, Maryland; 1850. Wounded and imprisoned by slave hunter Patty Cannon, runaway slave Liz Spocott dreams of the future of her people. Liz escapes and helps fourteen other slaves to flee but is pursued by waterman Denwood Long. Violence and strong language. 2008.

Soul Catcher     RC 66583
15 hours 54 minutes
by Michael White
read by L.J. Ganser
To clear a gambling debt, slave catcher Augustus Cain agrees to track two runaway slaves—one being beautiful Rosetta, whom he apprehends in Boston. While pursued by sinister men, Augustus and Rosetta forge a bond that makes Augustus reconsider his mission. Strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2007.

The Spanish Bow     RC 65241
20 hours 18 minutes
by Andromeda Romano-Lax
read by Jeremy Gage
Spain, mid-twentieth century. Catalonian cello prodigy Feliu Delargo masters his art and plays for royalty on the eve of the civil war. A year later in Paris, Feliu and his rival, pianist Justo Al-Cerraz, conspire to save Aviva, the Jewish violinist they both love. 2007.

The Spider’s House     RC 63252
15 hours 56 minutes
by Paul Bowles
read by J.P. Linton
American writer John Stenham, longtime resident of Fez, Morocco, is discomfited by the 1954 political tensions and uprising in his beloved medieval city. In contrast, Amar, a North African Muslim boy befriended by Stenham, becomes committed to the revolution. 1955.

Stormy Weather     RC 66134
11 hours 35 minutes
by Paulette Jiles
read by Faith Potts
Depression-era Texas. After her husband’s death, Elizabeth Stoddard and her daughters Mayme, Jeanine, and Bea struggle to rebuild their lives on a farm devastated by drought and dust storms. They place their hopes in a wildcat oil well, a racehorse named Smoky Joe, and one another. Some strong language. 2007.

The Story of Lucy Gault     RC 65189
7 hours 52 minutes
by William Trevor
read by Corrie James
Threatened by the mood of 1920s Ireland, the Gaults prepare to move to England. Desperate to remain in her beloved home, nine-year-old Lucy runs away. The act defines the rest of her life, affecting her parents and the community. 2002.

The Teahouse Fire     RC 64792
15 hours 55 minutes
by Ellis Avery
read by Annie Wauters
Japan, 1866. Aurelia, a nine-year-old American orphan who has run away from her abusive missionary uncle, is taken in by Shin Yukako, a tea master’s daughter. Living as a beloved servant, Aurelia becomes infatuated with Yukako while they cope with a westernizing culture. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2006.

That Anvil of Our Souls: A Novel of the Monitor and the Merrimack     RC 64799
16 hours 24 minutes
by David Poyer
read by Robert Sams
1861–1862. New York engineer Theo Hubbard helps construct the Union’s newly designed warship, the Monitor. Meanwhile in Richmond, Confederate Lieutenant H. Lomax Minter hunts a saboteur threatening the Merrimack. Their fates intertwine in the first naval battle of ironclads. Sequel to A Country of Our Own (RC 64797). Some violence. 2005.

Tipperary     RC 65226
18 hours 18 minutes
by Frank Delaney
read by Jim Zeiger
Colonial Ireland. Itinerant folk healer Charles O’Brien falls in love with Anglo-Irish heiress April Burke and encourages her to restore Castle Tipperary. April rejects Charles to marry another, while Charles befriends the founders of Sinn Fein and the IRA. Bestseller. 2007.

The Whiskey Rebels     RC 67427
18 hours 38 minutes
by David Liss
read by Christopher Lane
1790s. Disgraced ex-spy Ethan Saunders agrees to help his former fiancée Cynthia Pearson locate her husband Jacob, a successful Philadelphia entrepreneur. Ethan uncovers a conspiracy on the western Pennsylvania frontier centered on bringing down treasury secretary Alexander Hamilton. Commercial audiobook. Strong language and some violence. 2008.

The Winthrop Woman     RC 64846
24 hours 54 minutes
by Anya Seton
read by Erin Jones
Historical novel based on the life of Elizabeth Winthrop, the high-spirited niece of Governor John Winthrop of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Elizabeth defies seventeenth-century Puritan conventions with three marriages and a hopeless love for her cousin Jack. Includes 2006 foreword by Philippa Gregory. 1958.

World without End     RC 65224
46 hours 51 minutes
by Ken Follett
read by Jim Zeiger
Two centuries after The Pillars of the Earth (RC 30999), the populace of Kingsbridge, England, copes with the Black Death and wars with France. Four children share a traumatic experience that influences their lives as they grow up in disparate social circles. Some violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2007.

Holidays

Comfort and Joy
13 hours 58 minutes
by Fern Michaels and others read by Faith Potts
Four Christmas novellas. In the title story, romance blossoms when former rivals unite to save a department store owned by a New Jersey family. In A High-Kicking Christmas, a Rockette with a broken ankle retreats to Vermont and finds unexpected love. Also includes Suzanna’s Stockings and Family Blessings. Bestseller. 2007.

A Family Christmas     RC 65732
10 hours 11 minutes
selected by Caroline Kennedy
read by Barbara Caruso
Anthology of Kennedy’s holiday favorites. Encompasses poems, stories, scriptures, songs, and essays of the Christmas season. Includes her own 1962 letter to Santa as well as works by Irving Berlin, Robert Frost, George Washington, Langston Hughes, and other notables. Bestseller. 2007.

The Last Noel     RC 65817
5 hours 35 minutes
by Heather Graham
read by Michele Schaeffer
Craig Devon joins two crooks who abandon him, wounded, during a robbery gone wrong on Christmas Eve. When their car gets stuck in a blizzard, the robbers hold the O’Boyle family hostage. Kat O’Boyle escapes and encounters Craig, her ex-lover, before she hides. Some violence and some strong language. 2007.

Miracle on 10th Street and Other Christmas Writings     RC 63705
4 hours 28 minutes
by Madeleine L’Engle
read by Gillian Green
Selections from forty years of the award-winning author’s reflections on Christmas themes conveyed in stories, poems, essays, letters, and journal entries. Topics follow the Christmas season: Advent, Incarnation, Epiphany, Glorious Mystery, Redemption, and Celebra- tion. The title piece recalls a past Christmas when L’Engle feared her daughter had leukemia. 1998.

Human Relationships

The Abstinence Teacher     RC 65430
12 hours 1 minutes
by Tom Perrotta
read by Colleen Delany
An evangelical church’s complaint forces high school sex-education teacher Ruth Ramsey to adopt an abstinence curriculum. Meanwhile, soccer coach and born-again Christian Tim Mason angers Ruth by leading her daughter’s team in an impromptu prayer. Their differences create an uneasy acquaintanceship. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2007.

Amazing Grace     RC 65423
11 hours 35 minutes
by Danielle Steel
read by Margaret Strom
An earthquake in California changes the lives of three women. Socialite Sarah Sloane’s husband’s illegal hedge-fund scheme is exposed during a power outage. Singer Melanie Free volunteers at a quake-refugee camp despite the wishes of her mother and boyfriend. Sister Maggie, a nun, falls in love. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2007.

Among Other Things, I’ve Taken Up Smoking     RC 66009
6 hours 41 minutes
by Aoibheann Sweeney
read by Aimee Jolson
When Miranda Donnal graduates from high school, her father sends her from their isolated Maine island to New York City, where she works in a library he cofounded. As Miranda gets to know her father’s former acquaintances, she learns the deepest secrets of his past. Some descriptions of sex. 2007.

The Bad Girl     RC 66877
12 hours 6 minutes
by Mario Vargas Llosa
read by Fred Major
Ricardo Somocurcio recounts his romance with the mysterious woman who captivates him for three decades. He first encounters the metamorphic “bad girl” as teenage Lily in 1950s Peru and is later ensnared by her in the guises of “Comrade Arlette” and “Madame Arnoux.” Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2006.

Barefoot     DB/RC 67080
15 hours 50 minutes
by Elin Hilderbrand
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Connecticut housewife Vicki takes her young sons, sister Brenda, and pregnant friend Melanie to Nantucket. Vicki battles late-stage lung cancer, Brenda was recently fired, and Melanie has a cheating husband. College student Josh babysits while the women ponder their dilemmas. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2007.

Bleeding Kansas     RC 66917
15 hours 40 minutes
by Sara Paretsky
read by Faith Potts
Rivalry between the Grellier and the fundamentalist Schapen families escalates when a Wiccan moves into the area, a soldier son dies in Iraq, and a cow begets a perfect red heifer—a Jewish religious omen. Tensions rise as the calf’s fate is decided. Some descriptions of sex and some violence. 2008.

Call Me by Your Name     RC 65344
8 hours 21 minutes
by André Aciman
read by Michael Kramer
Each summer Elio’s parents host a scholar in their home on the Italian Riviera. Oliver, a young academic from America arrives, igniting in seventeen-year-old Elio a passionate longing and desire. Years later Elio recollects his search for intimacy during that transformative season. Some descriptions of sex. 2007.

Change of Heart     DB/RC 66106
13 hours 22 minutes
by Jodi Picoult
read by Annie Wauters
Death row inmate Shay Bourne offers to donate his heart to the sister of the child he murdered. Bourne’s ability to heal his fellow inmates leads priest Father Michael and attorney Maggie Bloom to question his verdict, while June Nealon, the child’s mother, is stunned. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

A Country Affair: A Barleybridge Novel, Book 1     RC 65000
8 hours 16 minutes
by Rebecca Shaw
read by Jill Fox
Barleybridge, England. Nineteen-year- old Kate Howard becomes a receptionist for a veterinary practice after she fails her vet school exam. Kate gets involved with the animals and staff, develops a crush on Australian animal doctor Scott Spencer, and encounters trouble when she turns down her boyfriend’s marriage proposal. 2001.

Country Lovers: A Barleybridge Novel, Book 3     RC 65082
8 hours 0 minutes
by Rebecca Shaw
read by Jill Fox
Barleybridge, England. Veterinary hospital receptionist Kate awaits the results of her university entrance exam while she contends with clients both animal and human. Meanwhile, Dr. Brown’s wife has a baby, manager Joy and her husband battle old demons, and Dr. Hughes falls in love with a farmer’s daughter. 2003.

Country Wives: A Barleybridge Novel, Book 2     RC 65080
7 hours 56 minutes
by Rebecca Shaw
read by Jill Fox
Barleybridge, England. New veterinary clinic doctor Dan Brown’s blunt manner alienates the staff and costs them their biggest client. Mean- while receptionist Kate Howard, studying for her vet school entrance exams, meets her biological mother and learns Dan’s secret. 2001.

Exit Ghost     RC 65399
8 hours 12 minutes
by Philip Roth
read by Roy Avers
After spending eleven years in his Berkshire retreat, aging writer Nathan Zuckerman returns to post-9/11 New York City. His solitude is shattered by a young couple looking to swap homes and a biographer determined to expose scandalous secrets of E.I. Lonoff, Zuckerman’s literary mentor. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2007.

Five Skies     RC 65452
7 hours 6 minutes
by Ron Carlson
read by Mark Delgado
Three men share their life stories while working on a construction project in Idaho. Carpenter Arthur Key, who left California after a betrayal, and Ronnie Panelli, charming but shiftless, are led by ranch foreman Darwin Gallegos—angry at man, God, and life. Strong language. 2007.

The Flowers     RC 66493
8 hours 13 minutes
by Dagoberto Gilb
read by Mark Delgado
In his stepfather’s apartment complex, the Flowers, teenaged Chicano Sonny Bravo meets Cindy, the bored wife of a drug dealer, and Nica, a teen who is raising her infant brother. Sonny finds love as racial violence ravages the neighborhood. Strong language, some explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2008.

The Friday Night Knitting Club     RC 65750
12 hours 44 minutes
by Kate Jacobs
read by Colleen Delany
Single mother Georgia Walker runs a Manhattan yarn shop where knitters gather regularly to work on projects and share stories. Aging widow Anita, pre-law student Peri, and secretive Lucie join the club as unexpected events—including the return of Georgia’s ex—unravel their lives. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2007.

I Hadn’t Meant to Tell You This     RC 63709
2 hours 14 minutes
by Jacqueline Woodson
read by Graci Ragsdale-Miller
Twelve-year-old Marie, a popular eighth grader in a predominantly African American class, befriends newcomer Lena, a white girl. When Lena reveals that her father is molesting her, Marie tries to help Lena find a way out of the intolerable situation. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 1994.

The Knitting Circle     RC 64963
10 hours 14 minutes
by Ann Hood
read by Laura Giannarelli
Providence, Rhode Island. Journalist Mary Baxter joins a knitting circle after the death of her five-year-old daughter. As other members—Lulu, Ellen, Scarlet, Harriet, Beth, and Alice—share their stories of love, loss, and hope, Mary confronts her grief and begins to heal. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2007.

Knots     RC 64767
16 hours 20 minutes
by Nuruddin Farah
read by Mark Ashby
Mogadiscio, Somalia. Cambara returns to her native land from Toronto after the accidental death of her son. Cambara reclaims her parents’ house from a local warlord, organizes a play with the help of women activists, and falls in love. Companion to Links (RC 61281). 2007.

Matters of Honor     RC 64889
12 hours 47 minutes
by Louis Begley
read by Roy Avers
Three disparate freshmen become roommates at Harvard in the 1950s: Sam Standish, a WASP from a dys- functional family; Archie Palmer, an alcoholic army brat; and Henry White, an immigrant Polish Jew from Brooklyn. Sam narrates their journey into adulthood and reconnects with Henry decades later. Some strong language. 2007.

The Maytrees     RC 65085
5 hours 51 minutes
by Annie Dillard
read by Michele Schaeffer
Provincetown, Cape Cod. Poet Toby Maytree returns after World War II and marries Lou Bigelow. Together they have a son, Petie. Their bohemian and seashore lifestyles fit well together— until Toby runs off with Deary Hightoe. Decades later, when Deary becomes ill, Toby and Deary return to Lou’s house. Bestseller. 2007.

Michael Tolliver Lives     RC 65336
7 hours 42 minutes
by Armistead Maupin
read by Ray Hagen
San Francisco. Decades after Sure of You (RC 39606), Michael Tolliver, now in his mid-fifties, has lived successfully with HIV because of new drug cocktails. He enjoys his life with a younger lover, but his landlady Anna Madrigal and his mother in Florida are in failing health. Strong language. Bestseller. 2007.

Netherland     DB/RC 67189
7 hours 55 minutes
by Joseph O’Neill
read by Robert Sams
New York City. After the 2001 terrorist attacks, Dutch-born Hans van den Broek’s British wife Rachel returns to London with their son Jake. Lonely Hans joins a local cricket league and befriends Trinidadian Chuck Ramkissoon, who is a shady businessman but a great pal. Strong language. Pen/Faulkner Award. Bestseller. 2008.

Off Season     DB/RC 67528
10 hours 49 minutes
by Anne Rivers Siddons
read by Mary Kane
After her beloved husband Cam dies, Lilly takes his ashes to her family’s beach cottage in Maine. Comforted by conversations with ghosts, Lilly thinks back over her marriage, her relation- ship with her parents, and long-ago tragedies—and learns about something that Cam kept from her. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

One Fifth Avenue     DB/RC 67911
15 hours 47 minutes
by Candace Bushnell
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Social-climbing and famous tenants have trouble coexisting in a coveted Greenwich Village art-deco apartment building. As novelist Philip Oakland begins an affair with his new research assistant, famed actress and his former lover Schiffer Diamond returns home. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2008.

The Pact: A Love Story     RC 66191
16 hours 22 minutes
by Jodi Picoult
read by Jill Fox
The Hartes and the Golds, friends since before their children were born, are devastated to learn that seventeen- year-old Emily Gold has died from a gunshot wound and her boyfriend Chris Harte is claiming they had a suicide pact. Some explicit descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 1998.

The Painted Drum     RC 62861
9 hours 5 minutes
by Louise Erdrich
read by Kerry Dukin
Estate appraiser Faye Travers steals a valuable Ojibwe drum that speaks to her. The story of the drum’s origins and the people associated with it unfolds as Faye tracks its proper owners. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2005.

The Painted Veil     RC 65022
6 hours 58 minutes
by W. Somerset Maugham
read by Erin Jones
Hong Kong, 1920s. After an affair with career politician Charles Townsend, frivolous Kitty Fane accompanies her husband Walter to battle a cholera epidemic in a remote area of China. Walter dies there, and Kitty returns home to England, where she begins to reexamine her life. 1925.

Passin’     RC 67051
8 hours 36 minutes
by Karen E. Quinones Miller
read by Robin Miles
Personnel passes over blond, blue- eyed, light-skinned African American Shanika Jenkins for a public relations job, but hires her when she reapplies as Nicole Jensen, race unstated. Shanika’s new identity causes problems with her family and her black boyfriend. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2008.

A Peculiar Grace     RC 66799
16 hours 19 minutes
by Jeffrey Lent
read by Elisabeth Rodgers
Vermont. Reclusive blacksmith Hewitt Pearce’s solitude is shattered when his long-lost love Emily resurfaces and Jessica, a troubled young woman with mysterious connections to Hewitt’s family, arrives. Hewitt attempts to uncover Jessica’s past while confronting his own. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

Returning to Earth     RC 66143
8 hours 35 minutes
by Jim Harrison
read by Gregory Gorton
Upper Peninsula, Michigan. Donald, a forty-five-year-old Finnish Chippewa man dying of Lou Gehrig’s disease, dictates his family history to his wife Cynthia to preserve for their children Clare and Herald. After Donald’s death all the family members mourn him in their own way. Some strong language. 2007.

The Sea Lady: A Late Romance     RC 65894
13 hours 30 minutes
by Margaret Drabble
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Sixtyish feminist scholar Ailsa Kelman returns to the North Sea town of Ornemouth for a ceremony that marine biologist and ex-husband Humphrey Clark will also be attending. Before Ailsa and Clark reunite for the first time in three decades, details of their past lives unfold. Some descriptions of sex. 2006.

The Senator’s Wife     DB/RC 66483
11 hours 14 minutes
by Sue Miller
read by Mary Kane
Newly pregnant Meri and her professor husband move next door to Delia and her husband, a philandering  retired senator. Their parallel lives eventually collide as the older couple contends with a complex relationship and Meri struggles with childhood memories of neglect. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

A Slipping-Down Life     RC 64468
5 hours 55 minutes
by Anne Tyler
read by Kate Kiley
North Carolina, 1960s. Shy, pudgy, seventeen-year-old Evie Decker becomes infatuated with nineteen-year- old local rock singer Drumstrings Casey. One night at the Unicorn, where Drum is performing, Evie makes a bizarre gesture to get his attention. 1969.

Starburst     RC 66400
17 hours 5 minutes
by Robin Pilcher
read by Terry Donnelly
A violinist who is stifled by her overbearing manager, a festival director whose new marriage is threatened by past mistakes, and a pyrotechnic expert planning his finale are only a few of the characters whose lives intersect at the Edinburgh International Festival. Some strong language. 2007.

Summer Reading     RC 65263
8 hours 7 minutes
by Hilma Wolitzer
read by Erin Jones
Lissy, insecure second wife of a Wall Street tycoon, hosts a book club at her Hamptons home. Angela, a retired professor haunted by past love, leads the group while Lissy’s resentful housekeeper Michelle eavesdrops. The women find inspiration in literature. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2007.

Them     RC 66591
11 hours 34 minutes
by Nathan McCall
read by Bill Quinn
African American Barlowe Reed lives in a historically black Atlanta neighborhood where gentrification is bringing unwelcome changes for longtime residents. When young white marrieds Sean and Sandy Gilmore move next door to Barlowe, they forge an awkward, complex friendship amid rising tensions. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2007.

Twenty Wishes: A Blossom Street Book     RC 66637
10 hours 57 minutes
by Debbie Macomber
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Four widows—Anne Marie, Lillie, Barbie, and Elise—meet at Anne Marie’s bookstore, and each makes twenty wishes to improve her life. Anne Marie assists Ellen, an at-risk child; Barbie meets Mark, who uses a wheelchair; Elise starts a foundation in memory of her husband; and Lillie falls in love. Bestseller. 2008.

When the Light Goes     RC 65033
4 hours 32 minutes
by Larry McMurtry
read by Jack Fox
Texas. With his children grown and the oil company thriving without him, sixty-four-year-old widower Duane Moore feels displaced. When he rediscovers the wonders of sex, Duane pursues a relationship with much- younger geological analyst Annie Cameron. Sequel to Duane’s Depressed (RC 48547). Explicit descriptions of sex and strong language. 2007.

The Year of Endless Sorrows     RC 66490
11 hours 27 minutes
by Adam Rapp
read by Steven Carpenter
1990s. An aspiring young writer leaves the Midwest for New York City. He spends a year dealing with misfit roommates, inane bosses, love interests, and plans gone awry, and writing a novel about acute knee pain and the end of the world. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2007.

Humor

Chasing Harry Winston     RC 67032
12 hours 24 minutes
by Lauren Weisberger
read by Suzanne Toren
New Yorkers Leigh, Emmy, and Adriana, friends since college, seek changes in their lives as they near thirty. Newly dumped Emmy wants to date lots of men, gorgeous Brazilian Adriana decides to pick a man to marry, and editor Leigh meets a brilliant author. Strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

Does My Head Look Big in This?     RC 65003
7 hours 43 minutes
by Randa Abdel-Fattah
read by Erin Jones
Australia. Sixteen-year-old Amal decides to wear the hijab—a Muslim head scarf—full-time to demonstrate her faith. She receives different reactions from her parents, friends, and classmates. Amal stands by her decision as she experiences crushes, friendships, and harassment. For senior high readers. 2005.

The Dud Avocado     RC 65407
9 hours 54 minutes
by Elaine Dundy
read by Kate Kiley
Twenty-one-year-old American Sally Jay Gorce, a college graduate seeking adventure, moves to Paris in the 1950s. She joins an old acquaintance’s acting troupe at the English-speaking theater; socializes with the rich, international set; poses for a painter and a photographer—and lands in trouble. Some strong language. 1958.

Fourth Comings     RC 65563
9 hours 55 minutes
by Megan McCafferty
read by Erin Jones
After attending Columbia University in Charmed Thirds (RC 63079), Jessica Darling works for a magazine and sublets an apartment in Brooklyn. She is about to break up with longtime boyfriend Marcus Flutie when he proposes. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2007.

Love Is a Many Trousered Thing: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson     RC 65524
5 hours 0 minutes
by Louise Rennison
read by Erin Jones
British teen Georgia Nicolson, from Startled by His Furry Shorts (RC 63941) and others, journals her choices between possible boyfriends after Robbie unexpectedly returns to town. Includes a new “snogging scale” and a glossary of Georgia’s pet phrases. Some strong language. For senior high readers. 2007.

The Manny: A Nanny of the Male Persuasion     RC 65898
13 hours 32 minutes
by Holly Peterson
read by Carol Dines
With increasing professional demands and the frequent absence of her workaholic husband Phillip, Manhattan producer Jamie Whitfield hires twenty- nine-year-old entrepreneur Peter Bailey to help with her three children. At first Jamie is skeptical, but Peter soon proves to be highly effective—and irresistible. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2007.

Mere Anarchy     RC 65008
3 hours 48 minutes
by Woody Allen
read by Robert Sams
Eighteen short stories, ten of them from the New Yorker, that lampoon society. In “The Rejection” the best nursery school in Manhattan refuses to accept a three-year-old, causing his family to become homeless. In “Surprise Rocks Disney Trial” Mickey Mouse testifies at the trial of Michael Eisner. Bestseller. 2007.

The Monkey Wrench Gang     RC 66361
15 hours 53 minutes
by Edward Abbey
read by Fred Major
Vietnam veteran George Hayduke returns from war to find his beloved southwestern desert threatened by industrial development. George and an unlikely band of activists—libertarian Doc Sarvis, Bronx native Bonnie Abbzug, and Mormon outcast Seldom Seen Smith—declare war on strip miners, clear-cutters, and highway, dam, and bridge builders. Strong language. 1975.

P.G. Wodehouse: Five Complete Novels; The Return of Jeeves, Bertie Wooster Sees It Through, Spring Fever, The Butler Did It, The Old Reliable     RC 65172
30 hours 56 minutes
by P.G. Wodehouse
read by Fred Major
British humorist pens five stories with servants as central characters. In The Return of Jeeves and Bertie Wooster Sees It Through the butler Jeeves advises young Bill Towcester on love and gambling. 1983.

Piece of Work     RC 64852
8 hours 3 minutes
by Laura Zigman
read by Erin Jones
Publicist-turned-stay-at-home-mom Julia Einstein returns to work when her husband Peter Morrissey gets fired. Julia’s first client is Mary Ford, a cantankerous former movie star who’s marketing an awful new perfume. Julia reconciles Mary with her daughter and revives Mary’s and her own career— while Peter loves housekeeping. Some strong language. 2006.

Pontoon: A Lake Wobegon Novel     RC 65397
7 hours 10 minutes
by Garrison Keillor
read by Jack Fox
When the elderly Evelyn dies, she leaves behind instructions to have her ashes put in a bowling ball—given to her by a mysterious boyfriend—and then dropped into the lake. These arrangements conflict with another Lake Wobegon woman’s unusual wedding plans. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. Bestseller. 2007.

Queen of Babble Gets Hitched     RC 67362
8 hours 25 minutes
by Meg Cabot
read by Annie Wauters
Manhattan wedding-dress restorer Lizzie Nichols, from Queen of Babble in the Big City (RC 65854), is finally engaged to her boyfriend Luke, who moves to France for the summer. But Lizzie has feelings for Luke’s friend Chaz and, in between meetings with celebrity clients, experiences marriage doubts. Strong language. 2008.

Remember Me?     RC 66748
10 hours 48 minutes
by Sophie Kinsella
read by Mare Trevathan
London. After twenty-eight-year-old Lexi Smart wakes up with amnesia, she can’t remember the past three years of her life. Lexi learns that she’s now a gorgeous but cut-throat businesswoman with a priggish millionaire husband and a secret lover. Strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

Tropical Depression     RC 67262
8 hours 23 minutes
by Laurence Shames
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Suicidal lingerie magnate Murray Zemelman flees New Jersey to Key West, where he convinces Native American Tommy Tarpon to open a casino. When a crooked politician and a local mobster plot to commandeer the operation, Murray (now on Prozac), Tommy, and their friends— including Murray’s first wife—fight back. Strong language. 1996.

A Version of the Truth     DB/RC 65811
8 hours 52 minutes
by Jennifer Kaufman and Karen Mack
read by Colleen Delaney
Topanga Canyon, California. Widowed, dyslexic, high school dropout Cassie lies on her resumé to obtain a local university job assisting animal behavior professor Conner. Cassie, already a wildlife expert, discovers a different world of education, refinement, and love. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2008.

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War     RC 65111
13 hours 57 minutes
by Max Brooks
read by Jim Zeiger
Author of The Zombie Survival Guide (RC 64675) records firsthand interviews with survivors of humanity’s devastating clash with the undead. Personal accounts from all over the world reveal the scope of the conflict, from the first zombie outbreak to the aftermath of war. Strong language and some violence. 2006.

Legal Themes

Bad Blood: An Alexandra Cooper Mystery     RC 64631
11 hours 24 minutes
by Linda Fairstein
read by Jill Fox
An explosion in a New York City water tunnel interrupts the trial of businessman Brendan Quillian, who prosecutor Alexandra Cooper can prove murdered his wife. Alexandra investigates the accident—which killed Quillian’s brother—and discovers evidence tying the Quillian family to other crimes. Strong language and some violence. 2007.

Capitol Murder: Ben Kincaid Mystery     RC 61327
12 hours 43 minutes
by William Bernhardt
read by Jim Zeiger
Oklahoma attorney Ben Kincaid flies to Washington, D.C., to defend his former law school buddy Todd Glancy, now a senator, from charges of murdering an intern. Unfortunately a video documents Glancy’s affair with the girl. Some descriptions of sex. 2006.

The Godfather’s Revenge     RC 64665
16 hours 54 minutes
by Mark Winegardner
read by David Hartley-Margolin
1963. Although godfather Michael Corleone dissents, the Mafia plans to assassinate U.S. president James Shea after his brother, Attorney General Daniel Shea, targets the organization. Meanwhile, former employee Nick Geraci plots against Corleone. Sequel to The Godfather Returns (RC 58835). Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2006.

Killer Heat: An Alexandra Cooper Mystery     RC 66831
11 hours 16 minutes
by Linda Fairstein
read by Jill Fox
Manhattan assistant DA Alexandra Cooper is working a cold rape case during a heat wave when a woman’s body is discovered in an abandoned government building. After more bodies are found, Cooper joins homicide detective Mike Chapman to hunt a serial killer. Violence and strong language. 2008.

Lady Killer: Rosato and Associates     DB/RC 66109
11 hours 57 minutes
by Lisa Scottoline
read by Kimberly Schraf
Philadelphia attorney Mary DiNunzio receives a visit from former high school bully Trish Gambone. Trish wants help escaping her abusive, mob-connected boyfriend Bobby Mancuso—not knowing Mary used to date him. After refusing Mary’s suggestions, Trish disappears, and Mary fears she’s dead. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

Play Dead: An Andy Carpenter Novel     RC 65449
9 hours 26 minutes
by David Rosenfelt
read by Michael Russotto
Karen Evans recognizes New Jersey attorney Andy Carpenter’s newly adopted golden retriever Yogi as the dog that once belonged to her brother Richard. Richard was convicted of killing his fiancée Stacy Harriman during a boat trip five years ago. Yogi, a witness, helps Andy try to exonerate Richard. 2007.

Revenge of Innocents: A Carolyn Sullivan Novel     RC 65519
11 hours 19 minutes
by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg
read by Jill Fox
Ventura, California. Probation officer Carolyn Sullivan’s friend Veronica is murdered in a cheap motel. Carolyn investigates allegations of sexual abuse surrounding Veronica’s husband  Drew, while reaching out to Veronica’s troubled teenage daughter. But the case could jeopardize Carolyn’s impending marriage. Strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2007.

Rumpole and the Reign of Terror: A Rumpole Mystery     RC 64816
4 hours 46 minutes
by John Mortimer
read by John Horton
British barrister Horace Rumpole takes on the government when he accepts the case of a Pakistani doctor accused of aiding Al Qaeda. He also alienates his colleagues, his wife Hilda, and other clients, while he battles his own doubts. Meanwhile Hilda writes her memoirs. 2006.

Santa Fe Dead: An Ed Eagle Novel     RC 66898
8 hours 21 minutes
by Stuart Woods
read by Gregory Gorton
New Mexico attorney Ed Eagle’s ex-wife Barbara escapes custody while on trial for attempting to kill him. In disguise and using an alias, Barbara schemes to marry a widowed billionaire and have Ed and Ed’s actress girlfriend murdered. Strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2008.

Sullivan’s Evidence: A Carolyn Sullivan Novel     RC 64202
12 hours 46 minutes
by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg
read by Jill Fox
Ventura, California. Probation officer Carolyn Sullivan investigates freed serial rapist and murderer Carl Holden. As she tries to link Holden to several new crimes, Sullivan is dating Marcus Wright, a mysterious businessman who may be the real culprit. Some descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 2006.

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Literature

Conjugal Love     RC 65166
4 hours 26 minutes
by Alberto Moravia
read by Michael Russotto
Tuscany, 1937. Silvio and Leda Baldeschi are staying in an isolated house where Silvio devotes his mornings to writing and nights to loving his wife. When fatigue overwhelms him, Leda agrees to abstain from sex until he finishes his book. 1951.

David Golder, The Ball, Snow in Autumn, The Courilof Affair     RC 67355
14 hours 59 minutes
by Irène Némirovsky
read by Ted Stoddard
Four novellas by Russian Jewish émigré Irène Némirovsky (1903– 1942), author of bestseller Suite Française (RC 62505). In The Courilof Affair a Russian revolutionary recalls his first assassination. In David Golder an aging Russian Jewish businessman suffers a breakdown in 1920s France. Translated from French by Sandra Smith. 1929.

Nada     RC 64743
8 hours 6 minutes
by Carmen Laforet
read by Anne Hancock
Barcelona, post-Spanish Civil War. Eighteen-year-old Andrea moves in with relatives on the Calle de Aribau to study in the city for a year. She begins to feel imprisoned in this house where hunger, squalor, and family secrets predominate. Includes 2006 introduction by Mario Vargas Llosa. 1945.

Oil!     DB/RC 66623
21 hours 32 minutes
by Upton Sinclair
read by Ray Foushee
In early twentieth-century Southern California, oilman J. Arnold Ross teaches his son “Bunny” about the business while trying to stay independent of the big monopolies. Bunny befriends Paul Watkins, a rancher’s son, who returns from World War I and becomes a communist union organizer in the oil fields. 1927.

Pale Horse, Pale Rider: Three Short Novels     RC 65339
6 hours 22 minutes
by Katherine Anne Porter
read by Nicola Daval
In Old Mortality girls Maria and Miranda learn about the young woman pictured in an old framed photograph at their grandmother’s house. Noon Wine is about Olaf Helton, who hires on at a Texas dairy farm. The title piece recounts a grown-up Miranda’s tragic love affair with a soldier. 1939.

The Rebels     RC 65088
8 hours 33 minutes
by Sándor Márai
read by Alexander Strain
Austro-Hungarian Empire, 1918. Facing impending war service, four boys in their final year of school form a close-knit, rebellious gang. They act out their fears in increasingly serious subversive games and petty thefts. When an actor and an unscrupulous pawnbroker notice the boys’ pranks, things spin out of control. 1930.

The Sheltered Life     RC 65337
12 hours 0 minutes
by Ellen Glasgow
read by Kate Kiley
Virginia, 1900s. For years Eva Birdsong, a celebrated southern beauty, attempts to hide the extramarital affairs of her charming husband George. But when George’s affections turn to young Jenny Blair—the impetuous granddaughter of Eva’s trusted friend General Archbald—tragedy follows. Includes 1994 afterword by Carol S. Manning. 1932.

Soldiers’ Pay     RC 65146
10 hours 12 minutes
by William Faulkner
read by Fred Major
Donald Mahon, a gravely wounded World War I aviator, meets war widow Margaret Powers and doughboy Joe Gilligan on a train. The two strangers accompany Donald to Georgia, where his homecoming disturbs the lives of his family, friends, and fiancée—who thought him dead. Faulkner’s first novel. 1926.

Stoner     RC 65461
8 hours 53 minutes
by John Williams
read by Mark Ashby
In the early twentieth century, William Stoner’s father, a poor farmer, sends him to the University of Missouri to study agronomy. Instead, the younger Stoner embraces English literature and academe. A destructive marriage, undistinguished career, and doomed love affair with a younger woman send the professor into solitude. 1965.

Three Early Novels: Liza of Lambeth, Mrs. Craddock, The Magician     RC 65333
23 hours 35 minutes
by W. Somerset Maugham
read by Michael Russotto
Three novels by the British author W. Somerset Maugham (1874–1965), written before his success. Each dramatizes a protagonist isolated from or ostracized by a traditional community. The third work involves an encounter with occultist Aleister Crowley in Paris in the early 1900s. Includes 2005 introduction by Philip Holden. 1908.

Medical Themes

All I’ll Ever Need: A Claire McCall Novel     RC 65767
11 hours 2 minutes
by Harry Kraus
read by Erin Jones
A series of events threatens to derail Dr. Claire McCall’s medical career and her plans to marry fiancé John Cerelli: Tyler Crutchfield, who attempted to rape Claire, escapes custody; Claire faces charges of euthanizing a terminally ill patient; and John’s flirtatious secretary accuses him of assault. 2007.

Critical Condition     RC 66612
11 hours 31 minutes
by Peter Clement
read by Jill Fox
In this sequel to Mutant (RC 54519), geneticist Kathleen Sullivan’s intracranial bleed leaves her with “locked-in syndrome”—the inability to move or talk. Her lover, Dr. Richard Steele, doesn’t realize that his colleagues are illegally testing a treatment on her— and she can’t tell him. Descriptions of sex, violence, and strong language. 2002.

The Cure for Modern Life     RC 66977
10 hours 49 minutes
by Lisa Tucker
read by Scott Brick
Homeless ten-year-old Danny hoodwinks Philadelphia pharmaceutical executive Matthew Connelly into taking Danny and his younger sister in for the night. While Matthew’s former lover, medical researcher Amelia, intends to expose lethal side effects of Matthew’s new drug, she also appreciates the kids’ plight. Commercial audiobook. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

The Fifth Vial     RC 64358
12 hours 6 minutes
by Michael Palmer
read by Peter Berkrot
Medical student Natalie Reyes loses a lung in Rio, PI Ben Callahan investigates a suspicious death, and a dying Dr. Joe Anson finishes clinical tests of a new drug. The three become connected when they discover a secret cabal of transplant specialists who buy organs. Violence and strong language. 2007.

The Judas Strain: A Sigma Force Novel     RC 65365
17 hours 32 minutes
by James Rollins
read by L.J. Ganser
Gray Pierce, last seen in Black Order (RC 62904), and his Sigma Force covert organization battle a deadly plague that’s about to destroy mankind. Pierce joins forces with a female assassin to find a cure by following in the footsteps of explorer Marco Polo. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2007.

Mystery and Detective

Aftermath: An Inspector Alan Banks Mystery
7 hours 10 minutes
by Peter Robinson
read by Julian Elfer
Yorkshire. A domestic-disturbance call leads police to discover the bodies of several girls and to apprehend serial killer Terry Payne. Acting detective superintendent Alan Banks uncovers disturbing evidence that Payne’s abused wife Lucy was also involved in her husband’s sadistic crimes. Descriptions of sex, violence, and strong language. 2001.

Agatha Christie’s Detectives: Five Complete Novels—The Murder at the Vicarage, Dead Man’s Folly, Sad Cypress, Towards Zero, N or M?    RC 64438
30 hours 9 minutes
by Agatha Christie
read by Jack Fox
Classic mysteries featuring the author’s well-known sleuths. In The Murder at the Vicarage Miss Marple investigates a colonel’s demise. Belgian detective Hercule Poirot tracks killers in Dead Man’s Folly and Sad Cypress. Towards Zero features Superintendent Battle, while married detectives Tommy and Tuppence Beresford appear in N or M? 1982.

All’s Well That Ends: An Amanda Pepper Mystery     RC 66291
8 hours 0 minutes
by Gillian Roberts
read by Annie Wauters
Philadelphia English teacher Amanda Pepper investigates the apparent—but unlikely—suicide of her friend’s stepmother Phoebe, a serial divorcée and compulsive knickknack collector. Amanda also looks into the disappearance of money from a hurricane-relief fund and rumors of student gambling. 2007.

Always Say Goodbye: A Lew Fonesca Mystery     RC 65415
8 hours 8 minutes
by Stuart M. Kaminsky
read by Jim Zeiger
Sarasota process server Lew Fonesca returns to Chicago four years after his late wife Catherine’s hit-and-run accident to find the culprit. Lew and his brother-in-law Franco are followed from the airport by hit men who believe Catherine, a prosecutor, gave Lew evidence against them. Strong language and some violence. 2006.

Asking for the Moon: A Dalziel/Pascoe Mystery     RC 64256
10 hours 0 minutes
by Reginald Hill
read by Jeremy Gage
Four short mysteries spanning the careers of Yorkshire detectives Peter Pascoe and Andy Dalziel. Includes “The Last National Service Man” (1994), in which the men meet for the first time, and “One Small Step” (1990), in which they investigate the first murder on the moon in 2010. Strong language. 1994.

Aunt Dimity: Vampire Hunter     RC 67195
9 hours 9 minutes
by Nancy Atherton
read by Kimberly Schraf
Cotswolds, England. Overprotective mother Lori Shepherd is alarmed when her twins Will and Rob see a vampire while riding horses near Aldercot Hall. Lori seeks out the locals to learn the truth behind the sighting. With the help of Aunt Dimity, Lori’s actions ignite two romances. 2008.

Back to Bologna: An Aurelio Zen Mystery     RC 66320
6 hours 43 minutes
by Michael Dibdin
read by Ted Stoddard
Italian police inspector Aurelio Zen, anxious to take a break from his girlfriend, heads to Bologna to investigate the murder of Lorenzo Curti, shady businessman and owner of the local soccer team. The case soon encompasses a bizarre rivalry between a celebrity chef and an egomaniacal professor. Strong language. 2005.

Bangkok Haunts     RC 65741
10 hours 52 minutes
by John Burdett
read by Robert Blumenfeld
Buddhist Thai police detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep, from Bangkok Tattoo (RC 60005), calls on FBI agent Kimberley Jones to solve the murder of his ex-lover, a prostitute killed while making a snuff film. Sonchai’s corrupt boss forces him to blackmail the pornographers. Explicit descriptions of sex, violence, and strong language. 2007.

Beautiful Ghosts: A Shan Tao Yun Novel     RC 65071
14 hours 54 minutes
by Eliot Pattison
read by Steven Carpenter
Tibet. Pursuing a case of international theft and murder, Chinese officials and the FBI recruit Shan Tao Yun, a disgraced Beijing inspector living among outlawed monks. In return Shan, from Water Touching Stone (RC 64988), is promised a visit from his long-lost son. Some violence and some strong language. 2004.

A Beautiful Place to Die: The First Martha’s Vineyard Mystery     RC 66122
6 hours 29 minutes
by Philip R. Craig
read by Michael Russotto
From the shores of Martha’s Vineyard, ex-cop Jeff “J.W.” Jackson and his friends—including nurse Zee Madieras —witness a boat explosion that kills a likable island drifter. J.W., who had hoped to spend his retirement fishing and gardening, reluctantly rejoins the investigative trade. Some strong language. 1989.

Before I Wake     RC 65131
13 hours 53 minutes
by Dee Henderson
read by Margaret Strom
Former FBI agent Rae Gabriella joins the private investigating firm of her ex-boyfriend Bruce Chapel in small- town Justice, Illinois, where female hotel guests have died under suspicious circumstances. Relying on God and their detective skills for answers, Rae, Bruce, and Sheriff Nathan Justice uncover illegal drug operations. Some violence. 2006.

The Best American Mystery Stories, 2007     RC 65332
12 hours 25 minutes
edited by Carl Hiaasen
read by Conrad Feininger
Twenty tales of mystery, crime, and suspense. In Laura Lippman’s “One True Love,” a soccer mom who moonlights as a prostitute encounters an unsavory ex-client. Also features authors Lawrence Block, James Lee Burke, Louise Erdrich, and Joyce Carol Oates. Some descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 2007.

The Bill Slider Omnibus: Orchestrated Death, Death Watch, Necrochip     RC 64763
30 hours 33 minutes
by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
read by Anne Flosnik
Three mysteries from the early 1990s featuring British detective Bill Slider, a middle-class, middle-aged, unhappy husband. In Orchestrated Death Slider investigates when the naked corpse of a young woman with no identification is found in an empty flat. But a Stradivarius violin becomes a clue. Some violence and some strong language. 1998.

The Bishop at the Lake: A Blackie Ryan Mystery     RC 66322
8 hours 51 minutes
by Andrew M. Greeley
read by Gregory Gorton
Cardinal Sean Cronin sends Chicago archbishop Blackie Ryan to check up on Malachi Howard-Nolan—Blackie’s ecclesiastic rival—at the Nolan family’s lavish Lake Michigan estate. When Malachi is almost killed by a human-orchestrated hornet attack, Blackie searches for the would-be killer among Malachi’s dysfunctional relatives. 2007.

The Blight Way: A Sheriff Bo Tully Mystery     RC 66502
6 hours 16 minutes
by Patrick F. McManus
read by Robert Sams
Blight County, Idaho. On his father Pap’s seventy-fifth birthday, sheriff Bo Tully is called to ex-con Batim Scragg’s ranch, where a well-dressed corpse has been found on a fence. As a present, Bo brings Pap—the former sheriff—along. They discover two more bodies at the scene of an apparent shootout. 2006.

Blood at the Root: An Inspector Alan Banks Mystery     RC 65661
11 hours 13 minutes
by Peter Robinson
read by Steven Crossley
Jason Fox, a member of the racist, neo-Nazi Albion League, is beaten to death outside a pub, presumably by three Asian youths. North Yorkshire detective chief inspector Alan Banks uncovers evidence of organizational dissent and illegal drug connections. Meanwhile, Alan’s career and marriage crumble. Strong language and some violence. 1998.

Blood Trail: A Joe Pickett Novel     RC 67271
9 hours 11 minutes
by C.J. Box
read by David Hartley-Margolin
When a Wyoming hunter is murdered and his carcass treated like game, Governor Spencer Rulon asks Joe Pickett to join the investigation. Because a clue links the case to two other hunters’ deaths, Rulon suspects the killer is an animal activist—but Joe seeks proof. Violence and some strong language. 2008.

The Bloody Tower: A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery     DB/RC 67092
8 hours 54 minutes
by Carola Dunn
read by Madelyn Buzzard
England, 1925. Daisy, now mother of two-month-old twins, resumes her journalistic career with a story on the Tower of London—a notorious prison compound encompassing the Bloody Tower. When Daisy finds the body of the murdered chief yeoman warder, she helps her husband, Scotland Yard detective chief inspector Alec Fletcher, investigate. 2007.

The Blue Rose: An English Garden Mystery     RC 65281
10 hours 9 minutes
by Anthony Eglin
read by David Hartley-Margolin
When Kate and Alex Sheppard explore the overgrown two-acre gardens of their newly acquired cottage, they find a rosebush with genetically impossible brilliant blue blooms. Mayhem and murder ensue as word of the discovery leaks out and others try to claim the plant. Some violence and some strong language. 2004.

The Body in the Gallery: A Faith Fairchild Mystery     RC 66797
8 hours 57 minutes
by Katherine Hall Page
read by Elisabeth Rodgers
Caterer Faith Fairchild helps her friend Patsy Avery, a trustee of a local museum. Patsy suspects someone has replaced a valuable painting with a forgery. Although Faith has promised her husband to stop her amateur sleuthing, she discovers the body of a young woman at the gallery. 2008.

The Body in the Ivy: A Faith Fairchild Mystery     RC 64836
9 hours 24 minutes
by Katherine Hall Page
read by Susan McInerney
Amateur sleuth Faith Fairchild is hired to cater a weeklong college reunion hosted by reclusive author Barbara Bailey Bishop for eight former classmates. On a remote New England island Faith learns that, decades ago, Barbara’s popular twin sister was murdered at Pelham College. Now Barbara seeks the truth. 2006.

The Bone Garden     RC 64980
11 hours 43 minutes
by Tess Gerritsen
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
The skeleton of a woman murdered in the nineteenth century leads Boston medical examiner Maura Isles to investigate the possibility of a past serial killer. Harvard medical student Norris Marshall had been the prime suspect and had enlisted classmate Oliver Wendell Holmes to exonerate him. Some violence. 2007.

Bone Mountain: A Shan Tao Yun Novel     RC 65072
19 hours 31 minutes
by Eliot Pattison
read by Steven Carpenter
Tibet. Chinese former political prisoner Shan Tao Yun and his monk friends escort a stolen artifact to its sacred resting place. Pursued by Chinese soldiers, they arrive at a remote valley where an oil speculator has died mysteriously. Some violence and some strong language. 2002.

Bones to Ashes: A Dr. Temperance Brennan Mystery     RC 65401
9 hours 41 minutes
by Kathy Reichs
read by Erin jones
A young girl’s skeleton found in New Brunswick reminds forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan of her own Acadian childhood friend who disappeared in her teens. Meanwhile Tempe’s former lover, detective Andrew Ryan, is investigating a serial killer who may be connected to Tempe’s case. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2007.

The Bookwoman’s Last Fling: A Cliff Janeway Mystery     RC 65012
11 hours 20 minutes
by John Dunning
read by Gregory Gorton
Homicide-detective-turned-bookseller Cliff Janeway travels to the Idaho estate of late horseman Harold Geiger to appraise his library, once the passion of Harold’s collector wife Candice, who died mysteriously long ago. When Cliff discovers valuable volumes missing, he investigates the family’s shadowy past—one that may involve murder. Some strong language. 2006.

Bowled Over: A Maggie Kelly Mystery     RC 67011
9 hours 1 minute
by Kasey Michaels
read by Kristin Allison
Manhattan romance writer Maggie Kelly and her Regency hero Alex Blake head to New Jersey to spend Christmas with Maggie’s dysfunctional family. When her father is accused of murdering a bowling buddy who had affairs with Maggie’s mother and sister, Maggie and Alex investigate. Some strong language. 2007.

Buckingham Palace Gardens: A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Mystery     RC 66835
14 hours
by Anne Perry
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Victorian England. A prostitute’s naked body is found in Buckingham Palace, where the Prince of Wales is hosting a gathering of businessmen —and their wives—to discuss plans for a railroad spanning Africa. Detective Thomas Pitt’s maid Gracie goes undercover as a palace employee to find the culprit among the guests. 2008.

Buried     RC 65471
4 hours 48 minutes
by Robin Merrow MacCready
read by Mary Kane
Maine. After seventeen-year-old Claudine Carbonneau’s alcoholic mother disappears, Claudine meticulously continues on with life, attending school and a self-help group—and telling everyone her mother is in rehab. But when Claudine’s carefully constructed world begins to unravel, the truth is discovered. Some strong language. For senior high readers. Edgar Award. 2006.

The Burnt House: A Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus Mystery    RC 65635
17 hours 3 minutes
by Faye Kellerman
read by Richard Davidson
LAPD lieutenant Peter Decker investigates a commuter plane’s crash into an apartment building. Though the authorities suspect terrorism, the parents of flight attendant Roseanne Dresden insist that their daughter was murdered by her husband—and was never aboard the flight. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2007.

Busy Bodies: A Claire Malloy Mystery     RC 64805
8 hours 51 minutes
by Joan Hess
read by Suzanne Toren
Artist Zeno Gorgias creates controversy at his new Farberville residence with unconventional lawn performance art that features Zeno’s nearly nude mistress. After Zeno’s house burns down, his estranged wife’s body is found in the wreckage. Widowed bookstore owner and amateur sleuth Claire Malloy sets out to prove Zeno’s innocence. 1995.

The Careful Use of Compliments: An Isabel Dalhousie Mystery     RC 65878
8 hours 40 minutes
by Alexander McCall Smith
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Edinburgh. Philosopher Isabel Dalhousie, from The Right Attitude to Rain (RC 64006), investigates rumors of forgery surrounding artwork attributed to a deceased Scottish painter who may have been the victim of foul play. Meanwhile, Isabel continues to contemplate marriage to her lover Jamie, the father of her newborn son. 2007.

Careless in Red     DB/RC 66607
25 hours 42 minutes
by Elizabeth George
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Grief-stricken over the murder of his wife, Detective Superintendent Thomas Lynley has been walking the coast for weeks on end when he comes upon the body of a teenager. Sequel to What Came before He Shot Her (RC 63865). Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2008.

The Case of the Missing Brontë: A Perry Trethowan Mystery    RC 66927
6 hours 3 minutes
by Robert Barnard
read by David Cutler
In a Yorkshire pub, Inspector Perry Trethowan of Scotland Yard encounters retired schoolteacher Edith Wing, who possesses what appears to be a previously undiscovered Emily Brontë manuscript. When Edith is attacked, Perry tries to figure out who else may want the priceless work. 1983.

A Case of Vineyard Poison: A Martha’s Vineyard Mystery     RC 66940
7 hours 15 minutes
by Philip R. Craig
read by Michael Russotto
J.W. Jackson’s bride-to-be Zee discovers an extra hundred thousand dollars in her bank account—a mistake attributed to a computer glitch. Later, cop- turned-fisherman J.W. finds on his driveway the poisoned body of college coed Kathy Ellis, who, coincidentally, had recently withdrawn the same amount of money from her own account. 1995.

Cat in a Crimson Haze: A Midnight Louie Mystery     RC 65503
15 hours 21 minutes
by Carole Nelson Douglas
read by J.P. Linton
Las Vegas publicist Temple Barr is crafting a family-oriented image for the Crystal Phoenix Hotel when a body falls through the ceiling onto a gaming table. Temple’s ex-priest friend Matt Devine helps her investigate, along with her cat Midnight Louie. Meanwhile, Temple arranges entertainment for a Gridiron show. 1995.

Cat in a Jeweled Jumpsuit: A Midnight Louie Mystery     RC 64065
13 hours 39 minutes
by Carole Nelson Douglas
read by J.P. Linton
Las Vegas. Bizarre events occur at the opening of an Elvis-themed hotel. Construction workers claim to see Elvis’s ghost, a teenage Priscilla Presley impersonator receives death threats, and someone murders an Elvis look- alike. Feline sleuth Midnight Louie and his human partner, Temple Barr, investigate. 1999.

Cat in a Red Hot Rage: A Midnight Louie Mystery     RC 65659
12 hours 51 minutes
by Carole Nelson Douglas
read by J.P. Linton
Las Vegas. Freelance PR ace Temple Barr’s landlady Electra Lark is suspected of strangling a former love rival at an over-fifty Red Hat Sisterhood convention. Temple poses as a pink lady (an under-fifty member) to find the real killer with help from feline sleuths Midnight Louie and Louise. 2007.

Ceremony: A Spenser Novel     RC 65523
5 hours 17 minutes
by Robert B. Parker
read by Ray Foushee
The wealthy Kyle family hires PI Spenser to find their missing daughter April, a high school senior believed to have run off and become a prostitute. Spenser and his partner Susan infiltrate a seedy underworld of criminals and pimps to bring April home. Some violence and some strong language. 1982.

The Chameleon’s Shadow     RC 66132
11 hours 42 minutes
by Minette Walters
read by Anne Flosnik
British lieutenant Charles Acland returns from Iraq badly injured and extremely angry—especially toward his ex-fiancée and other women. When evidence links Charles to a series of vicious attacks in London, he finds an unlikely ally in a weight-lifting, pub- owning lesbian doctor. Strong language and some violence. 2007.

Chasing Darkness: An Elvis Cole Novel     DB/RC 67192
8 hours 16 minutes
by Robert Crais
read by Gregory Gorton
Lionel Byrd’s corpse is found with photos of seven murdered women. When Byrd was arrested for one of the killings three years ago, PI Elvis Cole provided proof of his innocence. Now Cole suspects that someone framed Byrd for the murders and killed him. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

Chasing the Devil’s Tail: A Mystery of Storyville, New Orleans     RC 66257
10 hours 57 minutes
by David Fulmer
read by David Hartley-Margolin
New Orleans, 1907. Creole Valentin St. Cyr, a private detective for state senator Tom Anderson, investigates the murders of several prostitutes in Storyville’s red light district. The chief suspect turns out to be St. Cyr’s childhood friend, jazz musician Buddy Bolden. Some explicit descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. Shamus Award. 2001.

Chat: A Joe Gunther Mystery     RC 66924
9 hours 33 minutes
by Archer Mayor
read by Gregory Gorton
Vermont Bureau of Investigation detective Joe Gunther suspects that the car accident his mother and brother are involved in is payback for an arrest Joe made. Meanwhile Joe’s team has two middle-aged male corpses, but no motive and no suspect. Strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2007.

Chosen People: An Alex Powell Novel     RC 65654
8 hours 17 minutes
by Karen Grigsby Bates
read by Robin Miles
Los Angeles. Controversial black author James Simpson Lee Hastings Jr. is murdered during an event to promote his book Chosen People. James’s fiancée Sheila Howe asks African American reporter Alex Powell to investigate. As more deaths occur, Alex uncovers sordid connections between prominent citizens of both races. Strong language. 2006.

Chow Down: A Melanie Travis Mystery     RC 65684
7 hours 59 minutes
by Laurien Berenson
read by Michele Schaeffer
Connecticut teacher Melanie Travis’s poodle Faith is chosen as a finalist in Champions Dog Food Company’s contest, the winner of which will be the spokesdog for its new line, Chow Down. Melanie investigates when the owner of a fellow finalist plunges down a stairwell to his death. 2006.

The Christopher Killer: A Forensic Mystery     RC 64689
5 hours 46 minutes
by Alane Ferguson
read by Kristin Allison
Seventeen-year-old Cameryn Mahoney, an assistant to her coroner father in Silverton, Colorado, uses her knowledge of forensic medicine to track a serial killer. When Cameryn’s friend Rachel becomes the latest victim, the ensuing investigation puts Cameryn in danger. Some violence. For senior high readers. 2006.

Cliff Hanger: A Martha’s Vineyard Mystery     RC 66896
8 hours 11 minutes
by Philip R. Craig
read by Michael Russotto
After three close calls ex-cop J.W. Jackson realizes that someone wants him dead. But when J.W. figures out that his attacker may have mistaken him for unassuming college professor John Skye, J.W. travels to Colorado to find the vacationing academic and warn him before the would-be killer strikes again. 1993.

Close to Home: An Inspector Alan Banks Mystery     RC 64280
15 hours 42 minutes
by Peter Robinson
read by Jeremy Gage
Vacationing in Greece, Inspector Alan Banks learns that the skeleton of Graham Marshall, a childhood friend who disappeared at fourteen, has been unearthed in his hometown. Banks returns to investigate and help his Yorkshire colleague and former lover Annie Cabbot with a missing-persons case. Some strong language. 2003.

Cold Day in Hell     RC 65739
12 hours 21 minutes
by Richard Hawke
read by Peter Ganim
New York. As TV star Marshall Fox stands trial for double murder, his former lover Robin Burrell is killed in similar fashion. PI Fritz Malone tries to determine whether Robin’s death was a copycat crime—or whether they have the wrong man. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2007.

Compulsion: An Alex Delaware Novel     RC 66747
10 hours 30 minutes
by Jonathan Kellerman
read by David Hartley-Margolin
LAPD detective Milo Sturgis and psychologist Alex Delaware are investigating the murder of a retired teacher when similar murders occur. The only clues are that the apparent serial killer loves disguises and stolen luxury cars. Violence and strong language. 2008.

A Corpse in the Koryo     RC 64330
10 hours 27 minutes
by James Church
read by Joe Peck
North Korean detective Inspector O undertakes a seemingly inconsequen- tial surveillance mission and finds himself caught between rival military and intelligence factions. With job and life at risk, he seeks to find connec-tions between abductions, competing smuggling operations, and a foreigner found dead in the Koryo Hotel. Some strong language. 2006.

Creation in Death: An Eve Dallas Mystery     RC 65410
10 hours 43 minutes
by J.D. Robb
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
New York, 2060. Police lieutenant Eve Dallas hunts a serial killer nicknamed the Groom, who eluded her team nine years ago. Now that the Groom is back, he’s picking his victims from various businesses owned by Dallas’s husband Roarke. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2007.

Cripple Creek     RC 65191
4 hours 47 minutes
by James Sallis
read by Gregory Gorton
Tennessee. A youth arrested for reckless driving escapes from jail, wounding the town’s acting sheriff. Ex-con- turned-deputy-sheriff Turner, from Cypress Grove (RC 59090), pursues the fugitive to nearby Memphis, where Turner confronts an organized crime ring, his estranged daughter, and his past. Strong language and some violence. 2006.

Crisscross: A Repairman Jack Mystery     RC 65851
14 hours 7 minutes
by F. Paul Wilson
read by Mary Kane
Maria Roselli hires Jack to locate her missing thirty-three-year-old son Johnny, a millionaire businessman who quit his job and joined the Dormentalist Church. To find him, Jack infiltrates the secretive cult, whose members include some of the world’s elite celebrities, athletes, and politicians. Some violence and some strong language. 2004.

Daddy’s Girl     RC 65513
11 hours 1 minute
by Lisa Scottoline
read by Barbara Caruso
Law professor Natalie “Nat” Greco is accompanying colleague Angus Holt in a Pennsylvania prison classroom when a riot breaks out. Nat comforts a dying guard, but the guard’s last words cause Nat to be framed for murder. Some descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 2007.

Damsels in Distress: A Claire Malloy Mystery     RC 65438
11 hours 32 minutes
by Joan Hess
read by Margaret Strom
When her teenage daughter Caron volunteers at the Renaissance fair, Arkansas bookseller Claire Malloy is drawn into the inner circle of festival participants. Claire worries more about her impending marriage to detective Peter Rosen than the fair itself—until she comes across a body charred beyond recognition. 2007.

The Dawn Patrol     DB/RC 67154
11 hours 13 minutes
by Don Winslow
read by Jim Zeiger
PI Boone Daniels, an ex-cop, is an avid Pacific Beach surfer. As he and his buddies—the dawn patrol—eagerly await the arrival of an enormous swell of waves, attorney Petra Hall hires Boone to find a missing arson witness, exotic dancer Tamara Roddick. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

The Dead Don’t Lie: An Abe Lieberman Mystery     RC 66019
8 hours 52 minutes
by Stuart M. Kaminsky
read by Ken Kliban
Chicago. Jewish detective Abe Lieberman tracks a killer targeting prominent members of the Turkish community. Abe uncovers links to the Armenian genocide of the early 1900s. Meanwhile, Abe’s partner Bill Hanrahan encounters an old nemesis as he celebrates the birth of a new baby. Violence and some strong language. 2007.

Dead Heat     RC 65413
10 hours 39 minutes
by Dick Francis and Felix Francis
read by Jim Zeiger
Newmarket, England. Guests suffer food poisoning after a horseracing gala catered by chef Max Moreton. At the races the next day a bomb detonates on the grandstand where Max is serving lunch—killing and injuring dozens. Determined to find out who is ruining his business, Max begins investigating. Bestseller. 2007.

The Dead Hour     RC 65357
10 hours 34 minutes
by Denise Mina
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Scotland, 1984. Female reporter Paddy Meehan leaves the scene of a couple’s domestic dispute only to learn later that it ended in the homicide of the woman, an attorney and political activist. Guilt-ridden, Paddy investigates and finds links to another death. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2006.

Deadline: A Detective Ollie Chandler Mystery, Book 1    RC 66492
24 hours 42 minutes
by Randy Alcorn
read by Patrick Downer
Oregon. After a car accident injures him and kills two of his childhood friends, journalist Jake Woods teams up with detective Ollie Chandler to investigate the crash’s suspicious circumstances. As Jake reevaluates his beliefs and lifestyle choices, a newfound faith in God sustains him. 1994.

Death and the Dancing Footman: An Inspector Roderick Alleyn Mystery     RC 64525
12 hours 18 minutes
by Ngaio Marsh
read by Jeremy Gage
Jonathan Royal invites rival guests to his estate for a winter weekend to watch the inevitable drama unfold. Included are brothers William and Nicholas Compline, as well as William’s current—and Nicholas’s ex—fiancée, and Nicholas’s mistress. When one of them turns up dead, partygoers call Scotland Yard’s Inspector Roderick Alleyn. 1941.

Death Comes for the Fat Man: A Dalziel/Pascoe Mystery    RC 65297
11 hours 37 minutes
by Reginald Hill
read by Julian Elfer
Yorkshire. When an antiterrorist vigilante group’s bomb leaves detective superintendent Andy Dalziel in a coma, inspector Peter Pascoe investigates. Pascoe joins a police task force but suspects someone on the force is informing the vigilantes. Meanwhile, the hospitalized Dalziel fights for his life. Strong language. 2007.

Death in Ecstasy: An Inspector Roderick Alleyn Mystery    RC 64507
9 hours 3 minutes
by Ngaio Marsh
read by Jeremy Gage
At a religious gathering in London, wealthy worshiper Cara Quayne drinks ritual wine during a ceremony and drops dead—poisoned. In the course of his investigation, Scotland Yard inspector Roderick Alleyn names several suspects, including the sect’s founder  Father Jasper Garnett and the victim herself. 1936.

Death in the Garden     RC 66808
11 hours 26 minutes
by Elizabeth Ironside
read by Lisette Lecat
London attorney Helena discovers upon the death of her great-aunt Diana that the woman had been suspected but acquitted of her first husband’s murder back in 1925. Helena becomes obsessed with finding the real killer even as she begins questioning her own affair with a married politician. 1995.

Death Song: A Kevin Kerney Novel     RC 67208
9 hours 32 minutes
by Michael McGarrity
read by Gregory Gorton
New Mexico. Lincoln County deputy Tim Riley and his wife Denise are murdered at separate locations within hours of each other. When Santa Fe police chief Kevin Kerney and his son  Sergeant Clayton Istee investigate, they uncover Denise’s shady past and her links to international crime. Some strong language. 2008.

Death Walked In: A Death on Demand Mystery     DB/RC 67809
9 hours 16 minutes
by Carolyn Hart
read by Mitzi Friedlander
A woman alerts PI Max Darling that she has hidden something in the Franklin house, an antebellum mansion Max and his wife Annie are restoring. Annie contacts the woman, finds her dying, and searches for clues—especially since a heist of gold coins has occurred recently. 2008.

Death’s Half Acre: A Deborah Knott Mystery, Book 14 DB/RC 67634
8 hours 57 minutes
by Margaret Maron
read by Suzanne Toren
North Carolina. Colleton County commissioner Candace Bradshaw, who was rumored to have had inappropriate ties to developers, is murdered amid a housing boom that threatens to destroy local farms. The investigation reveals corruption, murder, and the true reason behind Deborah Knott’s judicial appointment. Some violence and some strong language. 2008.

Deception: A Detective Ollie Chandler Mystery, Book 3    RC 66920
22 hours 20 minutes
by Randy Alcorn
read by Patrick Downer
Widowed Portland homicide detective Ollie Chandler teams up with journalist Clarence Abernathy, from Dominion (RC 66708), and Jake Woods, from Deadline (RC 66492), to investigate a professor’s murder. As the convoluted case leads Ollie to suspect police involvement, he becomes the target of escalating attacks. Some violence. 2007.

Dialogues of the Dead: A Dalziel/Pascoe Mystery     RC 64287
18 hours 47 minutes
by Reginald Hill
read by George Holmes
Librarians overseeing the Mid-York- shire short-story competition receive a macabre entry predicting a patrol officer’s apparent drowning. As sub- sequent “dialogues” precede more deaths, Detective Superintendent Andrew Dalziel and Chief Inspector Peter Pascoe race to stop the killer by deciphering clues hidden in the writings. Strong language and some violence. 2001.

Dog Eat Dog: A Melanie Travis Mystery     RC 66119
7 hours 44 minutes
by Laurien Berenson
read by Victoria Gordon
Connecticut. Melanie Travis—single mother, special education teacher, and amateur sleuth—attends a meeting of the exclusive Belle Haven Kennel Club and finds the body of one of the members. Melanie investigates while coping with the unexpected arrival of her ex-husband Bob, who wants joint custody of their son. 1996.

The Dogs of Riga: A Kurt Wallander Mystery     RC 66295
9 hours 41 minutes
by Henning Mankell
read by Mark Delgado
Sweden, 1991. Provincial inspector Kurt Wallander, despondent over his divorce, investigates the deaths of two men whose bodies washed up on the Swedish coastline in a Yugoslavian dinghy. Wallander’s search leads him to Riga, Latvia, where corrupt government officials impede his inquiry. Originally written in Swedish in 1992. Violence. 2001.

Double Cross: An Alex Cross Mystery     RC 66654
8 hours 11 minutes
by James Patterson
read by various narrators
In a carefully orchestrated murder, a man pushes crime novelist Tess Olsen off her Washington, D.C., balcony in front of an audience. As Dr. Alex Cross and his girlfriend, detective Bree Stone, investigate, another public killing occurs. Commercial audiobook. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2007.

Dressed for Death: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery    RC 66018
10 hours 8 minutes
by Donna Leon
read by Peter Ganim
Venetian detective Guido Brunetti investigates the beating death of a man whose corpse was found dressed in a red gown and high heels. Brunetti identifies the victim, bank director Leonardo Mascari, and uncovers a plot involving tax evasion, money laundering, and murder. Some strong language. 1994.

Dumb Witness: A Hercule Poirot Mystery     RC 64535
8 hours 38 minutes
by Agatha Christie
read by Gordon Gould
Belgian detective Hercule Poirot receives a two-month-old letter from wealthy spinster Emily Arundell requesting his investigative assistance. Upon arriving at her estate, Poirot discovers Miss Arundell has died. Convinced of foul play, Poirot compiles a list of suspects, including Miss Arundell’s spendthrift brother and her meek companion. 1937.

Easier to Kill: A Tamara Hayle Mystery     RC 66628
6 hours 54 minutes
by Valerie Wilson Wesley
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Radio star Mandy Magic hires private investigator Tamara Hayle to look into the murder of Mandy’s stylist, who was also her second cousin. Vandalism and an anonymous note that reads “movin’ on up” may be ominous clues that Mandy is also a target. Some violence and some strong language. 1998.

The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax     RC 64819
7 hours 15 minutes
by Dorothy Gilman
read by Patricia Kilgarriff
At the request of the CIA, grandmotherly spy Emily Pollifax smuggles eight forged passports to the Bulgarian underground. She also tries to arrange a young man’s escape from prison with the aid of fireworks, a rope, a bow and arrow, stocking masks, and a gaggle of geese. 1971.

Endangered Species: An Anna Pigeon Mystery     RC 65515
10 hours 42 minutes
by Nevada Barr
read by Suzanne Toren
Park ranger Anna Pigeon joins a fire crew on Cumberland Island, Georgia. When a small plane conducting drug interdictions crashes, Anna suspects sabotage. Meanwhile in New York, Anna’s lover FBI agent Frederick Stanton is attracted to Anna’s sister Molly, who is receiving death threats. Strong language and some violence. 1997.

Enter a Murderer: An Inspector Roderick Alleyn Mystery    RC 66024
5 hours 48 minutes
by Ngaio Marsh
read by Graeme Malcolm
During a performance at London’s Unicorn Theatre, Felix Gardener fires a revolver supposedly loaded with duds, killing fellow actor Arthur Surbonadier, with whom he had previously feuded. For Scotland Yard inspector Roderick Alleyn (conveniently in attendance), the question is not who pulled the trigger—but who switched the bullets? 1935.

The Ever-Running Man: A Sharon McCone Mystery     RC 65930
7 hours 10 minutes
by Marcia Muller
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
San Francisco PI Sharon McCone is hired by her husband Hy’s security firm RKI to stop the “ever-running man,” a shadowy figure who’s been planting bombs at RKI offices around the world. As the investigation progresses, Sharon begins to question Hy’s secretive role in the company. Some strong language. 2007.

Faceless Killers: A Kurt Wallander Mystery     RC 66128
8 hours 23 minutes
by Henning Mankell
read by Mark Delgado
Sweden, 1990. Inspector Kurt Wallander investigates the brutal murders of elderly farming couple Johannes and Maria Lövgren. The dying woman describes the killers as “foreign,” which exacerbates xenophobia in the community. As he uncovers Johannes’s secrets, Wallander copes with his own estranged wife and daughter. Some violence. 1991.

A Father’s Law     RC 67046
9 hours 45 minutes
by Richard Wright
read by Bill Quinn
Chicago, 1950s. African American cop Ruddy Turner becomes police chief of Brentwood Park, an upscale suburb, after the former chief is murdered. Ruddy investigates a string of killings while worrying about his college-age son Tommy. Then Ruddy starts to see a sinister connection. Strong language and some violence. 1960.

The Fault Tree     RC 66478
8 hours 30 minutes
by Louise Ure
read by Mare Trevathan
By the vehicle’s unique sound, blind Tucson auto mechanic Cadence Moran can identify the getaway car used after a neighbor’s murder. When the killers come for her too, Cadence tries to convince the police she’s a reliable witness. Violence and strong language. 2007.

Fear of the Dark: A Fearless Jones Mystery     RC 65322
7 hours 36 minutes
by Walter Mosley
read by Michael Boatman
Los Angeles, 1956. Bookseller Paris Minton lands in trouble when his cousin Ulysses “Useless” Grant asks for help. When a scheme involving gambling, blackmail, and loose women leads to multiple murder, Paris calls on his friend Fearless Jones. Commercial audiobook. Descriptions of sex, violence, and strong language. 2006.

Fearless Fourteen: A Stephanie Plum Novel     DB/RC 66885
6 hours 52 minutes
by Janet Evanovich
read by Annie Wauters
Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum’s latest skip is single mom Loretta Rizzi, a distant cousin of Stephanie’s cop boyfriend Joe Morelli. Stephanie reluctant- ly agrees to watch Loretta’s son, but then Loretta is kidnapped, people die, and everyone starts looking for a hidden stash of nine million dollars. Strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

Final Account: An Inspector Alan Banks Mystery     RC 64527
9 hours 32 minutes
by Peter Robinson
read by Julian Elfer
Seemingly ordinary accountant Keith Rothwell is murdered. After seeing a news report, Pamela Jeffreys comes forward to identify the deceased as her former lover Robert Calvert. Jeffreys’s claims lead Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks to investigate Rothwell’s secret life and shady business dealings. Strong language and some violence. 1994.

The Final Detail: A Myron Bolitar Mystery     RC 66893
10 hours 8 minutes
by Harlan Coben
read by Mark Ashby
Sports agent Myron Bolitar’s friend and partner Esperanza stands accused of killing their client, troubled Yankees pitcher Clu Haid. Against Esperanza’s wishes, Myron tries to clear her name. The investigation leads to a cold missing-persons case and a painful incident from Myron’s past. Some violence and some strong language. 1999.

Final Payment: A Posadas County Mystery     RC 66249
9 hours 36 minutes
by Steven F. Havill
read by Jim Zeiger
Undersheriff Estelle Reyes-Guzman investigates the murders of three Latin Americans found shot to death on a private airstrip just before the first annual Posadas County, New Mexico, one-hundred-mile bicycle race. When a race competitor is murdered, Estelle uncovers links to corporate interests in Mexico and El Salvador. Some violence. 2007.

First Shot     RC 66465
7 hours 14 minutes
by Walter Sorrells
read by Erik Sandvold
David Crandall suspects that his mother was murdered by his abusive father several years earlier. David lives at a Maine boarding school, the Arsenal, where his father is the headmaster. A champion target shooter, David teams up with new girl Misty to uncover the truth. For senior high readers. 2007.

Free Fire: A Joe Pickett Novel     RC 65583
10 hours 57 minutes
by C.J. Box
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Lawyer Clay McCann confesses to slaughtering four campers in a remote section of Yellowstone National Park but walks free on a jurisdiction technicality. Facing public outrage, the Wyoming governor reinstates recently fired game warden Joe Pickett to investigate the motives behind the murders. Strong language and some violence. 2007.

Friend of the Devil: An Inspector Alan Banks Mystery    RC 66588
12 hours 34 minutes
by Peter Robinson
read by Graeme Malcolm
Chief Inspector Alan Banks investi- gates the death of a college girl while Detective Inspector Annie Cabbot, on loan to another police district, probes the murder of a female quadriplegic. The two cases become intertwined with past serial killings. Violence and strong language. 2007.

The Front     RC 66899
5 hours 4 minutes
by Patricia Cornwell
read by Margaret Strom
Middlesex County D.A. Monique Lamont sends Massachusetts state investigator Win Garano to neighbor- ing Watertown to solve the forty-five- year-old homicide of an English woman who was blind. He is distracted by bank robberies, stolen copper, and his own missing gym bag. Sequel to At Risk (RC 62949). Some strong language. 2008.

Full Cry: A Jane Arnold Mystery     RC 65277
13 hours 4 minutes
by Rita Mae Brown
read by Jill Ferris
Virginia. Two drunkards are found murdered at the local train station. One of them was a former schoolmate of “Sister” Jane Arnold, seventy-two- year-old master of foxhounds for the Jefferson Hunt Club. With help from resident animals, Sister investigates the deaths and subsequent rumors of theft, arson, and drug trafficking. 2004.

Gallows View: An Inspector Banks Mystery     RC 64831
38 hours 35 minutes
by Peter Robinson
read by Julian Elfer
Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks and psychologist Jenny Fuller investigate reports of a Peeping Tom in Eastvale. After assaults on elderly victims and the murder of a spinster, Banks fears the crimes are all connected. Strong language, some explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 1987.

Gateways: A Repairman Jack Novel     RC 65827
12 hours 8 minutes
by F. Paul Wilson
read by Mary Kane
Jack travels to South Florida to see his father Tom, who is in a coma follow- ing a car accident. Aided by a neigh- bor in Tom’s retirement community, Jack confronts otherworldly forces, long-buried secrets, and a deadly storm while helping his dad. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2003.

The Genius     RC 67169
13 hours 34 minutes
by Jesse Kellerman
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Reclusive artist Victor Cracke disappears, leaving behind a cache of disturbing drawings. When Manhattan art dealer Ethan Muller exhibits the sketches, he begins to receive cryptic, vaguely threatening letters and discovers that the portraits may be evidence of long-ago murders. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

The Gentle Axe     RC 65090
10 hours 44 minutes
by R.N. Morris
read by David Cutler
St. Petersburg, Russia; 1866. Detective Porfiry Petrovich, from Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment (RC 50147), investigates the deaths of a yardkeeper and a dwarf in Petrovsky Park. Doubting his superiors’ murder-suicide theory, Porfiry grows to suspect the involvement of an impoverished student and a prostitute. Some violence. 2007.

The Girl Hunters and Survival . . .  Zero!: Two Mike Hammer Novels     RC 65838
13 hours 22 minutes
by Mickey Spillane
read by Joe Peck
Two novels featuring PI Mike Hammer. In The Girl Hunters Mike learns that his presumed-dead lover Velda is alive but is being hunted by an assassin. In Survival . . . Zero! he seeks a friend’s killer and uncovers a plot against America. Some descrip- tions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 1962.

The Good Husband of Zebra Drive: The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency     RC 64801
8 hours 30 minutes
by Alexander McCall Smith
read by Lisette Lecat
PI Precious Ramotswe of Botswana’s only ladies’ detective agency handles cases and staffing issues. Mma Ramotswe’s mechanic husband Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni wants to try detective work, while her engaged assistant resigns. Meanwhile, Mma Ramotswe investigates suspicious hospital deaths and the theft of office supplies from a local business. Bestseller. 2007.

Gunpowder Plot: A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery     RC 66337
8 hours 7 minutes
by Carola Dunn
read by Madelyn Buzzard
England, 1924. Pregnant journalist Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher covers the Tyndall family’s annual Guy Fawkes celebration. Festivities are marred by two deaths—of Australian guest Ellie Gooch and patriarch Harold Tyndall, who apparently killed Ellie before turning the gun on himself. Daisy’s husband Alec, a Scotland Yard chief inspector, examines clues. 2006.

Hand in Glove: An Inspector Roderick Alleyn Mystery     RC 65509
7 hours 49 minutes
by Ngaio Marsh
read by Jeremy Gage
Percival Pyke Period and retired solicitor Harold Cartell host a treasure hunt at their shared country estate, after which one of them is found murdered. Scotland Yard inspector Roderick Alleyn questions guests and family members and finds that a missing pair of gloves may lead to the killer. 1962.

Hand of Evil: An Ali Reynolds Mystery     RC 66767
12 hours 12 minutes
by J.A. Jance
read by Kristin Allison
Former anchorwoman Ali Reynolds, from Web of Evil (RC 64483), is drawn into two crises in her Sedona, Arizona, hometown: an elderly woman’s harassment by her nephew and a detective’s discovery of the secret life his adolescent daughter is living. Some violence and some strong language. 2007.

Happy Are the Oppressed: A Blackie Ryan Mystery     RC 64778
7 hours 36 minutes
by Andrew M. Greeley
read by Gregory Gorton
Chicago. The Cardin family has been cursed with untimely deaths since the 1895 slaying of Peter Cardin’s wife. Now Chantal Cardin believes her husband Peter Cardin V will kill her. Bishop “Blackie” Ryan must solve the murder from the past to prevent another killing. Some strong language. 1996.

Hard Row: A Deborah Knott Mystery, Book 13     RC 66061
8 hours 54 minutes
by Margaret Maron
read by Suzanne Toren
North Carolina judge Deborah Knott is adjusting to her new life as the wife of Major Dwight Bryant and stepmom to his eight-year-old son. After Dwight identifies a dismembered body as that of a commercial farmer, the plight of illegal immigrants comes to the forefront. Some strong language. 2007.

Harvest of Murder: A Gardening Mystery     RC 65553
8 hours 48 minutes
by Ann Ripley
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Ethnobotanist Peter Whiting asks PBS gardening-show host Louise Eldridge to work in his lab to propagate a jungle plant with antiaging properties. Soon after, Peter is murdered. Detective Mike Geraghty, who suspects a serial killer, needs help eliminating possible suspects including Peter’s boss, widow, actor son, and a rival scientist. 2001.

Heartshot: A Posadas County Mystery     RC 65279
7 hours 42 minutes
by Steven F. Havill
read by Jim Zeiger
Posadas County, New Mexico. A car of teenagers flees a police cruiser and crashes, killing all five occupants and revealing a stash of cocaine. Aging undersheriff Bill Gastner investigates the possibility of drug smuggling in a case that culminates in a perilous midair confrontation. Strong language and some violence. 1991.

Hell Hath No Curry: A Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery with Recipes     RC 65109
7 hours 3 minutes
by Tamar Myers
read by Kristin Allison
Days before his nuptials, Cornelius Weaver, the most eligible bachelor in Hernia, is murdered. Mayor and innkeeper Magdalena Yoder investigates. Since Cornelius had promised to wed several women, Magdalena has her work cut out for her. She also must cope with her Jewish fiancé and his mother. 2007.

The Hidden Assassins     RC 64608
17 hours 0 minutes
by Robert Wilson
read by Michael Scherer
When a mutilated body is found, Seville police inspector Javier Falcón, from The Blind Man of Seville (RC 57899), begins an investigation. Meanwhile an explosion in an apartment building with a mosque in the basement spreads fear of terrorism across the city. Descriptions of sex, violence, and strong language. 2006.

High Heels and Holidays: A Maggie Kelly Mystery     RC 65254
9 hours 28 minutes
by Kasey Michaels
read by Kristin Allison
Manhattan mystery writer Maggie Kelly prepares for her first Christmas with viscount Alex Blake, the fictional-come-to-life sleuth of her Regency-era novels. But when she receives a dead rat and threatening notes and a fellow author dies suspiciously, Maggie believes she may be a killer’s next victim. Some strong language. 2006.

Highland Laddie Gone: An Elizabeth MacPherson Novel     RC 66346
5 hours 51 minutes
by Sharyn McCrumb
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Forensic anthropologist Elizabeth MacPherson volunteers at the Glencoe Mountain Games, western Virginia’s Scottish festival. When Dr. Colin Campbell—the much-disliked president of the local Clan Campbell—is found murdered by a traditional Highland dagger, Elizabeth seeks a motive and a killer among the eccentric revelers. 1986.

Hit and Run: Keller’s Greatest Hits     DB/RC 67692
8 hours 48 minutes
by Lawrence Block
read by Roy Avers
Falsely accused of assassinating the governor of Ohio, hit man John Keller sneaks home to New York only to discover that his stamp collection is missing. Keller flees to New Orleans and rescues a rape victim, who helps him start over. Some violence and some strong language. 2008.

The House at Riverton     RC 66900
17 hours 2 minutes
by Kate Morton
read by Corrie James
Grace Bradley has long-held secrets about a young poet’s alleged suicide near an English manor in 1924. When a film director contacts ninety-eight- year-old Grace about the tragic incident, she thinks back to the years she worked as the Hartford family maid and was their daughters’ confidant. 2006.

In the Woods     RC 66071
17 hours 27 minutes
by Tana French
read by Graeme Malcolm
Irish detective Rob Ryan and his partner Cassie Maddox investigate the murder of a twelve-year-old girl from Knocknaree at an archaeological site near Dublin. The crime’s similarities to the disappearances of Ryan’s best friends twenty years ago in the same woods cause him intense personal anguish. Strong language. 2007.

Irish Lace: A Nuala Anne McGrail Novel     DB/RC 67806
9 hours 8 minutes
by Andrew M. Greeley
read by Jack Fox
Chicago. Irish accountant Nuala Anne McGrail vacations with her writer beau Dermot’s family on lakeside property that was once the site of a Civil War prison camp. Nuala and Dermot use Nuala’s psychic powers to investigate a decades-old conspiracy while searching for a long-lost letter written by Abraham Lincoln. 1996.

Jack, Knave, and Fool: A Sir John Fielding Mystery     RC 64522
15 hours 23 minutes
by Bruce Alexander
read by George Holmes
London, 1771. When the earl of Laningham dies during a concert he’s attending, blind magistrate Sir John Fielding senses foul play. Later Fielding and his fifteen-year-old assistant Jeremy Proctor tie the earl’s death to the discovery of a severed head washed ashore on the banks of the Thames. 1998.

Jerusalem Inn: A Richard Jury Mystery     RC 65105
9 hours 11 minutes
by Martha Grimes
read by Jim Zeiger
Days before Christmas, Scotland Yard superintendent Richard Jury meets an attractive woman named Helen Minton in a graveyard near Newcastle. Soon after, she is found dead of an apparent overdose of heart medication. Mean- while Jury’s friend Melrose Plant encounters murder among snowbound eccentrics. Jury eventually connects the two deaths. 1984.

Just Take My Heart     DB/RC 68279
8 hours 22 minutes
by Mary Higgins Clark
read by Annie Wauters
Broadway actress Natalie Raines is murdered after discovering who killed her former roommate. Two years later, police arrest Natalie’s estranged husband Gregg Aldrich for the crime. New Jersey assistant prosecutor Emily Wallace, a heart-transplant survivor, is assigned the case but develops doubts about Gregg’s guilt during the trial. Bestseller. 2009.

Key Lime Pie Murder: A Hannah Swensen Mystery     RC 65255
8 hours 33 minutes
by Joanne Fluke
read by Kristin Allison
Hannah Swensen of Lake Eden, Minnesota, helps judge the baking contest at the county fair. When a fellow judge, home economics teacher Willa Sunquist, drops dead, Hannah seeks justice. Meanwhile both a dentist and a detective are courting Hannah, and her cat refuses to eat. Includes recipes. 2007.

Killer Market: A Deborah Knott Mystery, Book 5     RC 66575
7 hours 43 minutes
by Margaret Maron
read by Catherine Byers
North Carolina district court judge Deborah Knott fills in for a colleague in High Point, which is hosting the International Home Furnishings Market. Frantically seeking lodging, Deborah encounters onetime love Chandler Nolan, now a furniture executive. When he turns up dead with Deborah’s purse nearby, Deborah becomes a suspect. 1997.

Lethally Blond: A Bailey Weggins Mystery     RC 65820
9 hours 47 minutes
by Kate White
read by Mary Kane
Celebrity crime reporter Bailey Weggins receives a request from her one-time fling Chris Wickersham, star of the upcoming television show Morgue, to help find missing actor Tom Fain. Bailey uncovers evidence of Tom’s affair with the producer’s girlfriend—then discovers a body. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

The Lost Gardens: An English Garden Mystery     RC 65103
9 hours 5 minutes
by Anthony Eglin
read by David Hartley-Margolin
England. After American Jamie Gibson inherits Wickersham Priory from World War II veteran James Ryder, she hires retired botany professor Lawrence Kingston to restore the gardens. Kingston unearths a chapel, a healing well, and human remains. His ensuing investigation exposes a wartime tragedy and the motive behind Ryder’s bequest. 2005.

Love Kills: A Britt Montero Novel     RC 65548
9 hours 7 minutes
by Edna Buchanan
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Pregnant Miami reporter Britt Montero, from The Ice Maiden (RC 57137), finds washed up on a beach a camera containing pictures of newlyweds who recently were lost at sea. When the groom is rescued, Britt, sympathetic at first, soon discovers holes in his story. Strong language and some violence. 2007.

Love, Lies, and Liquor: An Agatha Raisin Mystery     RC 64814
7 hours 6 minutes
by M.C. Beaton
read by Patricia Kilgarriff
Private detective Agatha Raisin—on vacation with her ex-husband James Lacey—is suspected of murder when a guest at the rundown seaside town of Snoth-on-Sea is strangled with Agatha’s scarf. When additional deaths follow, Agatha searches for the culprit. Some strong language. 2006.

Lush Life     RC 66237
12 hours 1 minute
by Richard Price
read by Jim Zeiger
New York, Lower East Side. Frustrated actor-writer Eric Cash claims two teens mugged him and his drinking companions as they stumbled home, shooting Ike, an aspiring writer. But when Ike dies, detectives Matty Clark and Yolonda Bello arrest Eric for homicide. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2008.

Messenger of Truth: A Maisie Dobbs Mystery     RC 67114
11 hours 6 minutes
by Jacqueline Winspear
read by Jill Fox
England, 1930s. Artist and WWI veteran Nick Bassington-Hope falls from a scaffold to his death while preparing for his gallery opening. Nick’s twin sister Georgina hires Maisie Dobbs to prove he was murdered. Maisie discovers that Nick’s masterpiece is missing and she searches for clues among her client’s relatives. 2006.

The Miracle at Speedy Motors: The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency     RC 66569
7 hours 20 minutes
by Alexander McCall Smith
read by Robin Miles
PI Precious Ramotswe of Botswana’s No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency in- vestigates a case involving a woman seeking family members who may not actually exist. Meanwhile, Mma Ramotswe’s mechanic husband J.L.B. Matekoni falls under the influence of a secretive doctor who promises to cure their foster daughter’s medical condition. Bestseller. 2008.

Mistress of the Art of Death     RC 66765
11 hours 7 minutes
by Ariana Franklin
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Cambridge, England; 1171. King Henry II sends a plea to the king of Sicily for a crime investigator after four Christian children are murdered— supposedly by Jews. Adelia Aguilar, a medical student with forensic knowledge, arrives with Muslim bodyguard Mansur and Jewish colleague Simon. Violence and some strong language. 2007.

A Modern Treasury of Great Detective and Murder Mysteries    RC 67202
16 hours 54 minutes
edited by Ed Gorman
read by Annie Wauters
Anthology of twenty-five short mysteries published between 1954 and 1991 by Lawrence Block, Loren D. Estleman, Tony Hillerman, Ed McBain, Sharyn McCrumb, Sara Paretsky, and others. In Marcia Muller’s “The Broken Men,” a PI seeks a killer at a clown convention. Includes a Nameless Detective tale by Bill Pronzini. 1994.

The Moonpool     RC 66987
12 hours 16 minutes
by P.T. Deutermann
read by Mel Foster
North Carolina private investigator Cam Richter takes a job at a nuclear power plant after one of his operatives dies from radiation poisoning. German shepherds Frick and Frack help Cam uncover a terrorist plot involving the plant’s radioactive storage pond. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

Murder on K Street: A Capital Crimes Novel     RC 65417
9 hours 42 minutes
by Margaret Truman
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
U.S. senator Lyle Simmons discovers his wife Jeannette murdered in their Washington, D.C., mansion. Retired assistant U.S. attorney Phil Rotondi, who once dated Jeannette and who has been Lyle’s friend since college, helps him. As police investigate the politician’s dealings, additional deaths occur. Some violence and some strong language. 2007.

A Necessary End: An Inspector Alan Banks Mystery     RC 64537
9 hours 57 minutes
by Peter Robinson
read by Julian Elfer
A young constable is fatally stabbed during an antinuclear protest. Scotland Yard detective chief inspector Alan Banks seeks a killer among dozens of suspects including an activist, members of a women’s group, and local commune residents. Banks also contends with special investigator Richard “Dirty Dick” Burgess. Strong language. 1989.

The Necropolis Railway: A Jim Stringer Mystery     RC 67201
7 hours 25 minutes
by Andrew Martin
read by David Cutler
London, 1903. Railway man Jim Stringer signs on to be a cleaner for a funeral train and discovers that his predecessor, nineteen-year-old Henry Taylor, disappeared under mysterious circumstances. While battling hostile coworkers and unsavory working conditions, Jim investigates Henry’s fate. Jim’s alluring landlady lends assistance. 2002.

The New Centurions     RC 66399
15 hours 19 minutes
by Joseph Wambaugh
read by Richard Davidson
In the tumultuous 1960s, three Los Angeles police rookies—Chicano ex-marine Serge Duran, insecure Augustus Plebesly, and racist Roy Fehler—fight crime while coping with money and woman troubles. Some descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 1970.

New England White     RC 64453
22 hours 20 minutes
by Stephen L. Carter
read by Bahni Turpin
Black university head Lemaster Carlyle, former roommate of the U.S. president, and Lemaster’s wife Julia, the divinity school dean, are embroiled in scandal after a professor at their New England college is murdered. The couple deals with racial tension and political intrigue. Commercial audiobook. 2007.

The Night Ferry     RC 66086
15 hours 10 minutes
by Michael Robotham
read by Yolande Bavan
London. Sikh detective constable Alisha Barba, recovering from a broken back sustained in Lost (RC 62125), responds when a childhood friend needs assistance. Alisha recruits retired inspector Vincent Ruiz’s help investigating an Amsterdam gang that steals babies to sell to adopting couples. Violence and strong language. 2007.

Nothing to Lose: A Jack Reacher Novel     DB/RC 66882
13 hours 40 minutes
by Lee Child
read by Ted Stoddard
Hitchhiking through Colorado, ex-military cop Jack Reacher comes upon the unfriendly town of Despair. After being told to leave, Reacher, with the help of a female cop from neighboring Hope, sneaks back in repeatedly to investigate a mysterious factory and missing young men. Violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

The Nursing Home Murder: An Inspector Roderick Alleyn Mystery     RC 64808
6 hours 11 minutes
by Ngaio Marsh
read by Graeme Malcolm
Scotland Yard’s Inspector Roderick Alleyn finds himself with too many suspects after the death of the British Home Secretary during surgery. The murderer could have been a spurned mistress, a hate-filled wife, a jealous doctor, a crazy sister, or one of a number of terrorists. 1935.

Obedience     RC 67221
7 hours 34 minutes
by Will Lavender
read by Steven Carpenter
At Winchester University, professor Leonard Williams instructs his logic class to solve the hypothetical murder of a missing teenager. Students Brian, Dennis, and Mary become convinced an actual person may die and use the clues provided to discover the truth. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

Off Season: A Martha’s Vineyard Mystery     RC 66684
7 hours 48 minutes
by Philip R. Craig
read by Michael Russotto
Tourist season is over, but conflicts are just beginning among animal rights activists, hunters, conservationists, and land developers. When a local hunter is murdered, ex-cop and avid outdoors- man J.W. Jackson investigates. J.W. is only slightly distracted by his impending nuptials to nurse Zee Madieras. Some strong language. 1994.

Only the Cat Knows     RC 65475
7 hours 17 minutes
by Marian Babson
read by David Cutler
England. Vanessa lies in a coma after a suspicious fall at the estate of her employer, businessman Everett Oversall. Nessa’s twin brother Vance—a female impersonator—disguises himself as Nessa and tries to identify her attacker among a multitude of unsavory hangers-on. Nessa’s devoted Angora cat  Gloriana assists. Some strong language. 2007.

Overture to Death: An Inspector Roderick Alleyn Mystery    RC 65639
10 hours 58 minutes
by Ngaio Marsh
read by Jeremy Gage
As wealthy spinster Idris Campanula plays the musical prelude to the Pen Cuckoo parish hall’s amateur charity performance, she is shot to death by a gun rigged inside the piano. Scotland Yard inspector Roderick Alleyn investigates, but suspects Miss Campanula may not have been the intended victim. 1939.

A Person of Interest     RC 66805
16 hours 17 minutes
by Susan Choi
read by John Haag
When a mail bomb explodes at his university, socially maladroit math professor Dr. Lee comes under suspicion by colleagues, the media, and the FBI. The ensuing investigation alienates Lee and brings to mind painful memories of his failed marriages and an affair with a friend’s wife. Some strong language. 2008.

Playing with Fire: An Inspector Alan Banks Mystery     RC 64286
13 hours 57 minutes
by Peter Robinson
read by Jeremy Gage
Yorkshire, England. Arson destroys neighboring canal barges, leaving behind the charred remains of two squatters—artist Thomas McMahon and teenage junkie Tina Aspern. To find the killer, Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks and his colleague and ex-lover Annie Cabbot investigate accusations of sexual abuse and art forgery. Some strong language. 2004.

Plum Lucky: A Stephanie Plum Novel     RC 65753
3 hours 46 minutes
by Janet Evanovich
read by Annie Wauters
Stephanie’s grandmother finds a bag of money on Saint Patrick’s Day and hightails it to Atlantic City. She is followed by a leprechaun-like thief and by Stephanie and her fellow bounty hunters, including mysterious Diesel. They must win the money back to save a ransomed horse. Some strong language. 2007.

The Purrfect Murder: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery     RC 66121
8 hours 22 minutes
by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown
read by Laura Giannarelli
When Dr. Wylde is murdered, Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen and the other residents of Crozet, Virginia, suspect a radical antiabortionist. Soon after, a wealthy newcomer is killed and Harry’s architect friend Tazio is arrested. Trying to clear Tazio, Harry looks into both deaths—with her pets’ help. 2008.

Puss ’n Cahoots: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery     RC 64782
8 hours 52 minutes
by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown
read by Laura Giannarelli
Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen, her veterinarian husband Fair, and their pets attend a horse show in Kentucky. When jewelry is stolen and a groom is murdered, Harry’s pets corgi dog Tee Tucker and cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter investigate. 2007.

Raining Cats and Dogs: A Melanie Travis Mystery     RC 65858
7 hours 10 minutes
by Laurien Berenson
read by Michele Schaeffer
Canine enthusiast and part-time sleuth Melanie Travis enrolls her poodle Faith in the South Avenue Obedience Club. Fellow member Paul spearheads an outing to the nursing home of his wealthy great-aunt Mary. When Mary is found suffocated, Melanie seeks a killer among suspicious staff, club members, and Mary’s family. 2005.

A Real Basket Case     RC 65483
8 hours 20 minutes
by Beth Groundwater
read by Faith Potts
Colorado. Unhappy gift-basket maker Claire Hanover contemplates an affair with her handsome aerobics instructor Enrique. When Enrique is shot dead, police arrest Claire’s husband Roger, found holding the gun. Claire sets out to find the real killer, clear Roger’s name, and save their marriage. Some violence. 2007.

The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories Featuring Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, and Mr. Parker Pyne     RC 65250
4 hours 47 minutes
by Agatha Christie
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Eight short detective tales and one of semisupernatural drama. In the title story, Mr. Parker Pyne seeks a thief when a diamond goes missing from a yachting party. In “Yellow Iris” Hercule Poirot solves one crime and thwarts another at a dinner party. Miss Marple shares a mystery tale. 1934.

The Risk of Infidelity Index: A Vincent Calvino Crime Novel     RC 66925
13 hours 11 minutes
by Christopher G. Moore
read by Ted Stoddard
Bangkok, Thailand. American Vincent Calvino, a disbarred-lawyer-turned-PI, works for several unhappy expatriate wives who, since reading The Risk of Infidelity Index, believe their husbands are cheating on them. While pursuing the case, Vincent discovers connections to the death of another client for whom he investigated drug-piracy activity. Strong language. 2007.

Rumpole Misbehaves: A Rumpole Mystery     RC 67057
3 hours 0 minutes
by John Mortimer
read by John Horton
Barrister Rumpole’s latest courtroom arguments concern a twelve-year-old charged under an antisocial behavior order for playing street ball and a civil servant arrested for the murder of a Russian prostitute. The two cases become intertwined while Rumpole himself is accused of illegally drinking and smoking in his office. 2007.

Saturnalia: A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery     RC 65667
13 hours 43 minutes
by Lindsey Davis
read by George Holmes
Rome, A.D. 76. The emperor orders informer Marcus Didius Falco to track down rebel German prophetess Veleda, who might have murdered a nobleman during her escape from house arrest. Falco begins his search during the weeklong festival of Saturnalia, while his married brother-in-law also searches for Veleda—his long-lost love. 2007.

Savages: A “Nameless Detective” Mystery     RC 66170
7 hours 19 minutes
by Bill Pronzini
read by John Polk
Four years ago, Celeste Ogden hired “Nameless” to investigate her sister Nancy’s fiancé Brandon. Now Nancy has been found dead, and Celeste wants “Nameless” to prove Brandon is responsible. Meanwhile, on a routine assignment, Jake Runyon discovers a body hanging in a barn. Some violence and some strong language. 2007.

The Second Mouse: A Joe Gunther Mystery     RC 65853
9 hours 4 minutes
by Archer Mayor
read by Gregory Gorton
Vermont Bureau of Investigation’s Joe Gunther suspects that widowed Michelle Fisher’s death is tied to her antagonistic landlord. As Joe digs deeper, he stumbles upon a trio of small-time crooks and hopes they will lead him to the proof. Some descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 2006.

The Secret Adventures of Charlotte Brontë     RC 67111
12 hours 33 minutes
by Laura Joh Rowland
read by Erin Jones
Charlotte Brontë and her sister Anne travel to London in 1848 to meet with Charlotte’s publisher. On the train they meet Isabel White, a mysterious young woman who is later murdered. Drawn into the intrigue, Charlotte attempts to solve the crime. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

The Secret Hangman: A Peter Diamond Mystery     RC 66794
9 hours 19 minutes
by Peter Lovesey
read by Julian Elfer
Widowed detective superintendent Peter Diamond of Bath, England, investigates the hanging deaths of a waitress and her ex-husband, which appear to be a murder-suicide. A secret admirer sends Diamond letters, and he begins to suspect that a serial killer is loose. Some strong language. 2007.

The Serpent’s Tale     RC 66545
11 hours 3 minutes
by Ariana Franklin
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Twelfth-century England. After Henry II’s mistress Rosamund Clifford is poisoned, Dr. Adelia Aguilar and her former lover Bishop Rowley Picot  search for the killer. The chief suspect is Henry’s estranged wife, the powerful queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. Some strong language. 2008.

Seventh Heaven: A Women’s Murder Club Mystery     RC 66060
8 hours 20 minutes
by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
read by Suzanne Toren
San Francisco. Detective Lindsay Boxer and her new partner Rich Conklin uncover a lead in the dis- appearance of a former governor’s teenage son. The two also investigate a rash of house fires that have killed several wealthy couples. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

Shadows and Lies     RC 66758
10 hours 28 minutes
by Marjorie Eccles
read by Kristin Allison
England, 1909. After an accident, thirty-three-year-old Hannah Jackson struggles to recall the past nine years of her life. Meanwhile, an unidentified woman is found murdered at Bel- monde, the Chetwynd family’s ancestral home. As Hannah’s past in South Africa comes to light, her connection to the dead woman is revealed. 2005.

Short Change: A Tucker Sinclair Mystery     RC 65658
7 hours 29 minutes
by Patricia Smiley
read by Gabra Zackman
Los Angeles management consultant Tucker Sinclair helps private detective Charley Tate investigate the disappearance of his client Eve Lawson, who claimed she was being stalked. It seems that Eve was working on a family memoir that included land deals in post-World War II California that might reveal damaging secrets. 2007.

Sick of Shadows: An Elizabeth MacPherson Novel     DB/RC 67698
7 hours 32 minutes
by Sharyn McCrumb
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Elizabeth MacPherson is a bridesmaid at her cousin Eileen Chandler’s wedding, held on their family’s Georgia estate. But all is not well: Elizabeth discovers Eileen has an unstable mental history and an intense dislike for the groom. Things get worse when Eileen turns up dead. Some strong language. 1984.

Sidetracked: A Kurt Wallander Mystery     RC 66897
13 hours 20 minutes
by Henning Mankell
read by Mark Delgado
Sweden, 1994. Shortly before inspector Kurt Wallander begins his vacation, a girl immolates herself and a former minister of justice is murdered. Wallander believes the cases are connected. Other killings follow, each committed by someone who escapes on a moped. Originally written in Swedish in 1995. Some violence and some strong language. 1999.

Silks     DB/RC 67533
9 hours 18 minutes
by Dick Francis andFelix Francis
read by Alexander Strain
London barrister Geoffrey Mason, an amateur steeplechase rider, defends an acquaintance, professional jockey Steve Mitchell, against the charge that he murdered a competitor, Scot Barlow. One of Mason’s former clients muddies up the case with threats. Strong language and some violence. Bestseller. 2008.

Singing in the Shrouds: An Inspector Roderick Alleyn Mystery     RC 65744
7 hours 18 minutes
by Ngaio Marsh
read by Graeme Malcolm
When a woman’s body is discovered along the wharf, authorities suspect the culprit is on board the Cape Farewell bound for South Africa. Undercover Scotland Yard inspector Roderick Alleyn searches for the killer among such passengers as a draper, a retired schoolmaster, a television celebrity, and a philatelist. 1958.

Singing the Sadness: A Joe Sixsmith Mystery     RC 64837
8 hours 42 minutes
by Reginald Hill
read by Graeme Malcolm
En route to a Welsh choir competition, black English lathe-operator-turned-PI Joe Sixsmith rescues a naked woman from a burning cottage. Joe is subsequently hired by the property owners: Mr. Haggard, who wants the woman identified, and Mrs. Haggard, who suspects the woman is her husband’s mistress. Some strong language. 1999.

The Skull Mantra: A Shan Tao Yun Novel     RC 64987
13 hours 40 minutes
by Eliot Pattison
read by Steven Carpenter
Tibet. A penal labor crew discovers a decapitated corpse in American clothing. Authorities force one of the prisoners, Shan Tao Yun, a disgraced former Beijing inspector, to investi- gate. When suspicion falls on a fellow inmate and Buddhist monk, Shan attempts to prove the man’s innocence. Strong language. Edgar Award. 1999.

The Sleeping Doll     RC 64945
19 hours 20 minutes
by Jeffery Deaver
read by Ray Childs
California cop and kinesics expert Kathryn Dance, from The Cold Moon (RC 62636), hunts for Daniel Pell, the escaped serial killer and cult leader who massacred the Croyton family. Dance enlists the help of three of Pell’s former female followers to track Pell’s movements. Violence and strong language. 2007.

So Faux, So Good: A Den of Antiquity Mystery     RC 66271
6 hours 42 minutes
by Tamar Myers
read by Kristin Allison
Abigail Timberlake, owner of a Charlotte, North Carolina, antiques shop, outbids rival dealers for an exquisite one-of-a-kind English tea service that turns out to be a fake. Abby’s search for answers leads to Pennsylvania Dutch country, where she stays at Magdalena Yoder’s inn and encounters murder. Some strong language. 1998.

Spare Change: A Sunny Randall Mystery     RC 65107
5 hours 17 minutes
by Robert B. Parker
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
A serial murderer dubbed the Spare Change Killer resurfaces in Boston after three decades. PI Sunny Randall joins her father Phil, a retired cop once on the case, to trap the culprit as subsequent victims start resembling Sunny. Strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2007.

A Splash of Red: A Jemima Shore Mystery     RC 65024
9 hours 56 minutes
by Antonia Fraser
read by Jill Fox
Borrowing the London flat of novelist Chloe Fontaine, British television mystery program creator Jemima Shore is looking for peace. Instead she finds Chloe’s body. Artist Kevin John Athlone—Chloe’s former lover—is the prime murder suspect, but Jemima questions his guilt as more romantic entanglements surface. 1981.

The Spring Cleaning Murders: An Ellie Haskell Mystery    RC 65823
9 hours 2 minutes
by Dorothy Cannell
read by Corrie James
Ellie Haskell, housewife extraordinaire, seeks a new maid after her beloved Roxie quits. But when Gertrude Large, a member of Roxie’s local charwomen’s association, is murdered, Ellie turns to sleuthing. Aided by her husband and various cleaning products, Ellie tackles Gertrude’s former clients to tidy up—and snoop around—their homes. 1998.

Stalin’s Ghost: An Arkady Renko Mystery     RC 65253
10 hours 16 minutes
by Martin Cruz Smith
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Moscow detective Arkady Renko investigates mysterious nightly sightings of Stalin at metro stops. He also uncovers crimes committed by two colleagues, former members of the Black Berets who operated in Chechnya, one of whom is running for office and knows Renko’s lover Eva. Violence and strong language. 2007.

Step on a Crack: A Michael Bennett Mystery     RC 65318
6 hours 10 minutes
by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
read by various narrators
NYPD hostage negotiator Michael Bennett lives with ten adopted children and a dying wife when terrorists disrupt the funeral of a former first lady at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. With celebrities held hostage, Bennett negotiates with henchmen led by the group’s mastermind, the Neat Man. Commercial audiobook. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2007.

Stone Butterfly: A Charlie Moon Mystery     RC 64768
12 hours 49 minutes
by James D. Doss
read by Gregory Gorton
Tonapah Flats, Utah. Sheriff Ned Popper discovers fourteen-year-old Sarah Frank standing over the dead body of old-timer Ben Silver. When Sarah flees into the desert, FBI agent Lila Mae McTeague contacts her ex-flame, Ute tribal investigator Charlie Moon, to find Sarah and uncover the truth. 2006.

Storm Track: A Deborah Knott Mystery, Book 7     RC 66003
6 hours 48 minutes
by Margaret Maron
read by Elisabeth Rodgers
North Carolina judge Deborah Knott helps detective Dwight Bryant investigate the murder of a Colleton County attorney’s promiscuous wife who was found strangled in a room at a local motel. Meanwhile, a second killer, Hurricane Fran, is threatening the coast. Some descriptions of sex and some violence. 2000.

Strangers in Death: An Eve Dallas Mystery     RC 65950
13 hours 50 minutes
by J.D. Robb
read by Suzanne Toren
NYPSD lieutenant Eve Dallas and her partner detective Delia Peabody investigate the murder of sixty-one-year- old business tycoon Thomas Anders. Eve uncovers ties to two other murders and enlists her husband Roarke in the search for the culprit. Explicit descriptions of sex, strong language, and some violence. Bestseller. 2008.

Suffer the Little Children: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery     RC 65649
9 hours 58 minutes
by Donna Leon
read by Peter Ganim
Venetian detective Guido Brunetti is summoned to the hospital bed of a pediatrician assaulted by military police who claim that his infant son was adopted illegally. With colleague Inspector Vianello, Brunetti uncovers evidence of other shady adoptions and links to a moneymaking scam between doctors and pharmacists. 2007.

The Summons: A Peter Diamond Mystery     RC 66092
9 hours 8 minutes
by Peter Lovesey
read by Julian Elfer
Bath, England. Convicted killer John Mountjoy escapes from prison and kidnaps an assistant chief constable’s daughter to use as leverage to clear his name. Ex-CID superintendent Peter Diamond retraces a cold trail to save the hostage—and hopefully get his job back. Some violence and some strong language. 1995.

Swan Peak: A Dave Robicheaux Novel     DB/RC 67085
13 hours 23 minutes
by James Lee Burke
read by Jack Fox
Sheriff deputy Dave Robicheaux of New Iberia, Louisiana, his wife Molly, and ex-partner Clete Purcel head to western Montana on vacation. The men assist in a search for the murderer of two college students, while an escaped convict arrives looking for his ex-girlfriend. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

The Tale of Hawthorn House: The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter     RC 67016
9 hours 15 minutes
by Susan Wittig Albert
read by Kristin Allison
English Lake District, 1908. After someone leaves a baby girl on the steps of Hill Top Farm during harvesting, Beatrix Potter tries to find the mother. The child is given to the justice of the peace and his sister to mind, while traveling gypsies are questioned. Includes recipes. 2007.

The Thief Who Couldn’t Sleep: An Evan Tanner Mystery    RC 65446
5 hours 37 minutes
by Lawrence Block
read by Gregory Gorton
Wounded sixteen years ago in the Korean conflict, Evan Tanner has not been able to sleep since. When he learns about a lost fortune in Armenian gold, Tanner sets out to find it, landing himself in a Turkish prison, a Macedonian revolution, and CIA custody. Some strong language. 1966.

The Thin Woman: An Epicurean Mystery; Ellie Haskell Mystery     RC 66292
10 hours 30 minutes
by Dorothy Cannell
read by Corrie James
Ellie Simons, beautiful but overweight, hires escort Bentley Haskell to pose as her fiancé on a visit to her uncle Merlin’s imposing estate. Ellie encounters unexpected romance and a treasure hunt when Merlin suddenly passes away, leaving his fortune to her and Bentley—provided that she shed sixty pounds. 1984.

Three-Shirt Deal: A Shane Scully Mystery     RC 66289
8 hours 55 minutes
by Stephen J. Cannell
read by Robert Sams
Detective Shane Scully disobeys orders and investigates a closed case, suspecting that small-time crook Tru Hickman was framed for the murder of his own mother. Meanwhile Shane’s wife Alexa struggles with aftereffects from wounds she received in White Sister (RC 65825). Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

The Tin Roof Blowdown: A Dave Robicheaux Novel     RC 65140
12 hours 39 minutes
by James Lee Burke
read by Jack Fox
Detective Dave Robicheaux of New Iberia is assigned to investigate a crime in New Orleans after 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. Dave searches for his friend, heroin-addicted Father LeBlanc, and tracks a killer hunting for petty thieves who robbed a Ninth Ward mobster. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2007.

Track of the Cat: An Anna Pigeon Mystery     RC 65648
8 hours 26 minutes
by Nevada Barr
read by Suzanne Toren
National park ranger Anna Pigeon is patrolling the West Texas backcountry when she discovers the body of a colleague apparently killed by a mountain lion. Suspicious, Anna tracks a human killer as conflict erupts among park employees, hunters, ranchers, and conservationists. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. 1993.

Trap Door: A Home Repair Is Homicide Mystery     RC 65249
8 hours 39 minutes
by Sarah Graves
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Town of Eastport, Maine. Do-it-yourself enthusiast Jacobia “Jake” Tiptree runs into her old friend Jemmy Wechsler, who is hiding from local hit man Walter Henderson. When Jake finds a body hanging in Walter’s barn, she tries to prove Walter committed murder—saving Jemmy in the process. Some strong language. 2006.

Triple Pursuit: A Graham Greene Omnibus; This Gun for Hire, The Third Man, Our Man in Havana     RC 65176
16 hours 32 minutes
by Graham Greene
read by Fred Major
Three mystery novels by the twentieth- century British author. In This Gun for Hire (1936) a professional killer falls in love with his target. In Our Man in Havana (1958) a bumbling vacuum cleaner salesman-turned-spy encounters unexpected intrigue. Also includes The Third Man (1950), a story set in post-WWII Vienna. 1958.

Tumbling Blocks: A Benni Harper Mystery     RC 65598
8 hours 21 minutes
by Earlene Fowler
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Benni Harper’s boss at the San Celina, California, folk art museum insists Benni investigate the death of benefactor Pinky Edmondson. Pinky belonged to an exclusive, all-female club that  must lose a member before another can join. Visits from Benni’s mother-in- law and a corgi pup intensify the hectic holiday season. 2007.

Twin Cities Noir     RC 64080
7 hours 3 minutes
edited by Julie Schaper and Steven Horwitz
read by Mimi Bederman
Fifteen authors from the Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, area present original stories of past, present, and future detection and mystery. In Judith Guest’s “Eminent Domain” someone hijacks a web domain name, and cultures collide in K.J. Erickson’s “Noir Neige” and Mary Sharratt’s “Taking the Bullets Out.” Strong language. 2006.

The Unquiet: A Charlie Parker Novel     RC 65591
16 hours 6 minutes
by John Connolly
read by Jim Zeiger
Maine. Someone is stalking Rebecca Clay, the daughter of once-respected child psychiatrist Daniel Clay, who disappeared while under investigation for misconduct. PI Charlie Parker identifies the culprit as the distraught father of one of Daniel’s patients but learns there may be others seeking revenge. Violence and strong language. 2007.

Vineyard Stalker: A Martha’s Vineyard Mystery     RC 65550
7 hours 27 minutes
by Philip R. Craig
read by Ray Foushee
Island realtor Carole Cohen asks ex-cop J.W. Jackson to discover the identity of her brother Roland’s stalker. Roland, a reclusive Vietnam-era army deserter, lives on valuable property owned by his cousin Sally Oliver— who desperately wants to sell. When vandalism escalates to murder, Roland becomes the prime suspect. Includes recipes. 2007.

The Water Lily Cross: An English Garden Mystery     RC 65305
8 hours 57 minutes
by Anthony Eglin
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Retired London professor Lawrence Kingston investigates the disappearance of fellow botanist and longtime friend Stewart Halliday, who discovered a potentially beneficial and highly profitable crossbred water lily capable of desalinating salt water. Clues lead Lawrence to believe Stewart has been kidnapped by unscrupulous businessmen. Some strong language. 2007.

Water Touching Stone: A Shan Tao Yun Novel     RC 64988
19 hours 51 minutes
by Eliot Pattison
read by Steven Carpenter
A teacher respected by oppressed Buddhists is murdered in Tibet along with several of her orphaned pupils. Disgraced former Beijing inspector Shan Tao Yun—unofficially released from prison and awaiting political asylum— risks personal freedom to find the child-killer. Some violence. 2001.

The Water’s Edge     RC 66989
13 hours 4 minutes
by Daniel Judson
read by Christopher Lane
The murders of two drug couriers in Southampton, New York, have consequences for ex-gangster Jake Bechet and retired PI Tommy Miller. The two men are forced by their former associates to investigate the crime. Meanwhile more bodies litter the streets. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

The Water’s Lovely     RC 64542
10 hours 30 minutes
by Ruth Rendell
read by Mare Trevathan
Nine years ago Ismay’s stepfather Guy drowned in the bathtub. Returning home after university, Ismay still wonders what really happened and whether her sister Heather was somehow involved. 2007.

What the Dead Know     RC 65585
11 hours 6 minutes
by Laura Lippman
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
A disoriented woman involved in a hit-and-run accident claims to be Heather Bethany, one of two Baltimore sisters who disappeared thirty years ago. The woman implicates a former police officer, then becomes uncooperative. Police detective Kevin Infante attempts to uncover her true identity. Strong language and some violence. 2007.

What’s So Funny? A Dortmunder Mystery     RC 65551
9 hours 13 minutes
by Donald E. Westlake
read by Barry Bernson
Retired cop Johnny Eppick blackmails burglar John Dortmunder into stealing a gold chess set while its ownership is being disputed. American soldiers stole the valuable item from Russia in 1920, and now Dortmunder and his gang have to lift it from a Manhattan bank vault. Strong language. 2007.

The Wheel of Darkness: A Pendergast Mystery     RC 67439
13 hours 1 minute
by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
read by Rene Auberjonois
FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast and his ward Constance Greene are studying at a Tibetan monastery when Pendergast is asked to recover a stolen relic that could wipe out mankind. His search leads to a luxury cruise ship where a murderer awaits. Some violence and some strong language. 2007.

White Sister: A Shane Scully Mystery     RC 65825
10 hours 48 minutes
by Stephen J. Cannell
read by Robert Sams
LAPD detective Shane Scully searches for the culprit who executed an undercover cop and kidnapped Scully’s wife, policewoman Alexa. His unorthodox investigation leads to rap music moguls and ex-cons Lou Maluga and his Caucasian wife Stacy, and intensifies the search for Alexa. Violence and strong language. 2006.

Winter Study: An Anna Pigeon Mystery     RC 66376
13 hours 26 minutes
by Nevada Barr
read by Suzanne Toren
Park ranger Anna Pigeon returns to the frigid Isle Royale National Park on Lake Superior to join the fifty-year-old winter wolf study along with two scientists from Homeland Security who need to ascertain its feasibility. Anna’s uneasiness is justified when a biotech- nician is killed. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

Withering Heights: An Ellie Haskell Mystery     RC 64764
8 hours 20 minutes
by Dorothy Cannell
read by Corrie James
Housewife Ellie Haskell, her husband Ben, and maid Mrs. Malloy are called to Yorkshire, England, to find the missing buyer of a haunted Victorian mansion. Ben’s cousin Tom won the lottery, bought the manor, and then disappeared—causing his wife and daughter to suspect former owner Lady Fiona. 2007.

The Yiddish Policemen’s Union     RC 64502
16 hours 40 minutes
by Michael Chabon
read by Richard Davidson
Post-WWII Alaska. A drug-addicted chess prodigy is murdered in a cheap hotel in what has become the Jewish homeland since the collapse of fledgling Israel. Divorced, alcoholic police detective Meyer Landsman uncovers links to a plot to reclaim the Jewish state. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2007.

Zapped: A Regan Reilly Mystery     RC 66477
5 hours 18 minutes
by Carol Higgins Clark
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
During a New York City blackout, PI Regan Reilly and her cop husband Jack juggle multiple mysteries. A thief tries to remove a safe from the Reillys’ newly acquired loft—and so does the safe’s owner. A disturbed woman is stalking her latest victim, and a SoHo gallery is burglarized. 2008.

Occult and Horror

Blood Brothers: Sign of Seven Trilogy, Book 1     RC 65733
10 hours 0 minutes
by Nora Roberts
read by Elisabeth Rodgers
Hawkins Hollow, Maryland; 1987. Ten-year-olds Caleb, Fox, and Gage awaken a demon that visits their hometown for a week every seven years. The townspeople forget their collective madness, but twenty-one years later the three return to confront the evil. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2007.

Blue Bloods: Blue Bloods, Book 1     RC 66487
7 hours 27 minutes
by Melissa De la Cruz
read by Colleen Delany
Fifteen-year-old Schuyler Van Alen, an outsider at her prestigious Man- hattan school, discovers that she and some other teens are Blue Bloods— vampires who are continually being reincarnated. Danger arrives when a rival group of vampires begins murdering the Blue Bloods. For senior high readers. 2006.

Brida     DB/RC 67527
5 hours 34 minutes
by Paulo Coelho
read by Mary Kane
Brida, a young Irishwoman, discovers she has occult powers and seeks out two masters—a magician and a witch —to guide her on a mystical and spiritual journey to enlightenment. Meanwhile, Brida faces a choice between two men in her personal life. Translated from Portuguese. Some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2008.

Burnt Offerings: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter     RC 64781
13 hours 0 minutes
by Laurell K. Hamilton
read by Victoria Gordon
Vampire executioner Anita Blake helps authorities track an arsonist who is believed to be supernatural. As St. Louis burns, Anita and lover Jean-Claude prepare for the arrival of a powerful vampire council that blames the couple for killing a member. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1998.

Deadly Deceptions: A Mojo Sheepshanks Novel     RC 67351
8 hours 10 minutes
by Linda Lael Miller
read by Annie Wauters
When the ghost of a deaf-mute girl appears to Mojo, the new private investigator begins looking for her murderer. Mojo’s boyfriend Tucker, who is now working for the Cave Creek sheriff’s department, is on the same case. Some explicit descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 2008.

Duma Key     RC 65691
23 hours 23 minutes
by Stephen King
read by David Hartley-Margolin
An accident left self-made construction millionaire Edgar Freemantle brain damaged and without an arm. When Edgar’s rage results in divorce, his therapist suggests he spend a year painting in Florida. With his phantom arm’s help, Edgar soon produces incredible, but dangerous artwork. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

Guilty Pleasures: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter     RC 64793
9 hours 24 minutes
by Laurell K. Hamilton
read by Victoria Gordon
Supernatural crime fighter Anita Blake reluctantly attends her friend Catherine’s bachelorette party at master vampire Jean-Claude’s strip club Guilty Pleasures. A performer takes Catherine under his power and forces Anita to investigate several gruesome vampire murders to save Catherine’s life. Violence, some descriptions of sex, and some strong language. 1993.

The Harlequin: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter     RC 64990
15 hours 1 minute
by Laurell K. Hamilton
read by Victoria Gordon
St. Louis. Anita Blake’s powerful alliance with master vampire Jean-Claude draws unwanted attention from the Harlequin—a secretive vampire organization of assassins and spies. For backup, Anita calls upon her preternatural friends and fellow vampire hunter and federal marshal Edward. Explicit descriptions of sex, strong language, and some violence. 2007.

The Hollow: Sign of Seven Trilogy, Book 2     RC 66786
12 hours 10 minutes
by Nora Roberts
read by Richard Davidson
Hawkins Hollow, Maryland. Following the events in Blood Brothers (RC 65733), friends Caleb, Fox, and Gage are determined to break the power of the demon that haunts their town every seven years. Joining them are Layla, Quinn, and Cybil. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2008.

The Monsters of Templeton     DB/RC 67683
13 hours 34 minutes
by Lauren Groff
read by Jill Fox
Archaeology student Willie, who is pregnant by her married professor, returns home to Templeton, New York. After she hears clues from her mother about the father she never knew, Willie researches her family tree to discover his identity. Monsters past and present are soon revealed. Strong language. 2008.

Nightrise: The Gatekeepers, Book 3     RC 65275
11 hours 21 minutes
by Anthony Horowitz
read by Erik Sandvold
Telepathic twins Scott and Jamie struggle to escape the clutches of the Nightrise Corporation and learn the roles that they and three other Gatekeepers must play to keep the world safe from the Old Ones’ return. Sequel to Evil Star (RC 63566). For junior and senior high readers. 2007.

Saving Elijah     RC 65212
13 hours 35 minutes
by Fran Dorf
read by Jill Fox
As psychologist Dinah Galligan sits by the bedside of Elijah, her comatose five-year-old son, she hears the strains of a lullaby she often sings to him. Soon she makes a bargain with the devil, who appears in the guise of a former lover, to save Elijah’s life. Some strong language. 2000.

Tonight and Always     RC 66265
9 hours 46 minutes
by Linda Lael Miller
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Kristina Holbrook, the daughter of vampire Maeve Tremayne, has the gift, or curse, of immortality and astral projection. Now, over a hundred years old, Kristina falls in love again—this time with a widowed father of two children. with to Time without End (RC 45479). Some explicit descriptions of sex. 1996.

The Witch of Portobello     RC 65848
8 hours 47 minutes
by Paulo Coelho
read by Laura Giannarelli
In this spiritual fable, friends and relatives recount their memories of Athena, a dead visionary known as the witch of Portobello Road. Their recollections cover her peripatetic life and the powers she learned to harness, especially under the guidance of Edda. 2006.

Political Themes

America America DB/RC 67300
14 hours 15 minutes
by Ethan Canin
read by Fred Major
Upstate New York, 1970s. Corey Sifter, a plumber’s son, befriends members of the influential Metarey family, who eventually send him to prep school. Sifter observes the presidential campaign of Metarey protégé senator Henry Bonwiller—and its self-destruction caused by scandals and corruption. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

American Wife     DB/RC 67561
22 hours 56 minutes
by Curtis Sittenfeld
read by Faith Potts
Baby boomer Alice Lindgren grows up in Wisconsin experiencing her share of dreams and tragedies. Her life as a school librarian changes when she is thirty-one and weds Charlie Blackwell, a hard-drinking member of a prestigious family. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

From the Depths     RC 67275
9 hours 25 minutes
by Gerry Doyle
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
A North Korean submarine is found off the U.S. coast, its thirty defecting crew members all dead. Forensic specialist Christine Myers joins a Navy SEAL team onboard to investi- gate. As she finds evidence of mutiny and bioweapons, the SEALs mysteriously succumb one by one. Strong language and some violence. 2007.

The Marsh Birds     RC 66813
6 hours 23 minutes
by Eva Sallis
read by Graeme Malcolm
Twelve-year-old Dhurgham and his family are separated after they flee Iraq. Alone in Damascus, Dhurgham is taken in by a pedophile, spends years at an Australian refugee detention camp, and is deported to New Zealand while the authorities debate his fate. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2005.

The Race     RC 65434
14 hours 21 minutes
by Richard North Patterson
read by Gregory Gorton
Republican senator Corey Grace enters the presidential nomination race against the Reverend Bob Christy and ruthless fellow senator Rob Marotta. Grace’s liberal stance and African American girlfriend complicate things. The campaign comes to a head during the South Carolina primary. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2007.

The Septembers of Shiraz     RC 66012
8 hours 45 minutes
by Dalia Sofer
read by Robert Blumenfeld
Iran, 1981. Revolutionary Guards arrest Jewish jeweler Isaac Amin under suspicion of spying for Israel. Isaac struggles to survive imprisonment while his family attempts to persevere in his absence. Isaac’s wife searches for his whereabouts, his daughter undertakes illicit activities, and his son seeks happiness in America. Some violence. 2007.

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Psychological Themes

All We Know of Heaven     RC 67235
7 hours 5 minutes
by Jacquelyn Mitchard
read by Mary Kane
Two families are devastated when their sixteen-year-old daughters are involved in a car accident and one dies. Maureen and Bridget—similar-looking best friends—are, at first, misidentified at the hospital. Later, while Bridget’s family realizes its loss, Maureen’s rejoices in a miracle. But Maureen has brain damage. For senior high readers. 2008.

All-in     RC 66347
3 hours 17 minutes
by Pete Hautman
read by Jack Fox
Las Vegas. A year after becoming addicted to gambling in Stone Cold (RC 49638), seventeen-year-old Denn Doyle falls in love with treacherous card dealer Cattie Hart. Denn, nearly broke, plays for the entry fee to a million-dollar tournament run by Cattie’s poker-kingpin associate. For senior high readers. 2007.

At First Sight: A Novel of Obsession     RC 66979
8 hours 37 minutes
by Stephen J. Cannell
read by Scott Brick
While on vacation in Hawaii, middle- aged, married California businessman Chick Best falls madly in love with newlywed Paige Ellis. Chick befriends Paige and her wealthy North Carolinian husband Chandler but, once home, Chick commits murder to possess Paige. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

Big Fat Manifesto     RC 65868
8 hours 28 minutes
by Susan Vaught
read by Carol Dines
High school senior Jamie, overweight but self-confident, writes in her school paper about her attitude toward her weight and her struggle to be taken seriously. Jamie is forced to face certain truths when her boyfriend transforms his body with bariatric surgery. Some strong language. For senior high readers. 2008.

Deadline     RC 65481
6 hours 31 minutes
by Chris Crutcher
read by Mark Ashby
Eighteen-year-old Ben Wolf hides his terminal illness from family and friends during his senior year of high school. Since he is now able to live without fearing consequences, Ben allows himself to fall in love, argue with a teacher, and play football. Some strong language. For senior high readers. 2007.

The Echo Maker     RC 64523
18 hours 13 minutes
by Richard Powers
read by Christopher Hurt
Twenty-seven-year-old Nebraskan Mark Schluter flips his truck one night and suffers a head injury that makes his loved ones unrecognizable to him. His sister Karin enlists neurologist Gerald Weber to help Mark. As Mark searches for an accident witness, Gerald begins to fall apart. Strong language. National Book Award. 2006.

Eureka     RC 67375
7 hours 12 minutes
by Jim Lehrer
read by Gregory Gorton
Eureka, Kansas. Fifty-nine-year-old CEO Otis Halstead experiences a personal crisis after making some nostalgic purchases. Determined to start a new life, Otis sets out on his classic Cushman motor scooter (with his Red Ryder BB gun) and heads west—but his adventure does not go as planned. Some strong language. 2007.

The Ghost at the Table     RC 64677
8 hours 29 minutes
by Suzanne Berne
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
San Francisco freelance writer Cynthia reluctantly spends Thanksgiving in New England with her married sister Frances and their long-estranged father Robert. Cynthia believes Robert was responsible for their mother’s death twenty-five years ago, but Frances has a different take. The reunion deteriorates as they all confront their shared past. 2006.

The Gravedigger’s Daughter     RC 66520
19 hours 46 minutes
by Joyce Carol Oates
read by Annie Wauters
Rebecca Schwart’s family escaped Nazi Germany in 1936 and settled in upstate New York, where the only job available to her father was that of gravedigger. Years later, Rebecca and her son Zach, a musical prodigy, flee from her abusive husband Niles Tignor. Some strong language. 2007.

Heroes     RC 64704
3 hours 24 minutes
by Robert Cormier
read by Ray Childs
Soldier Francis Cassavant returns home from World War II so disfigured that no one recognizes him. His only goal is to kill his personal enemy Larry LaSalle for a crime Larry committed while on leave. Everyone mistakenly considers the two men war heroes. For senior high and older readers. 1998.

The Interview Room     RC 66703
9 hours 41 minutes
by Roderick Anscombe
read by Patrick Downer
Forensic psychiatrist Paul Lucas evaluates Craig Cavanaugh, a wealthy Harvard student accused of harassing a teaching assistant. Soon Paul suspects Craig of stalking Paul’s wife Abby and of killing a police officer. With his marriage, career—and life—in jeopardy, Paul takes drastic measures. Strong language and some violence. 2005.

The Last Jew     RC 64269
26 hours 12 minutes
by Yoram Kaniuk
read by Gordon Gould
In a stream-of-consciousness narrative, amnesiac Holocaust survivor Ebenezer Schneerson recounts returning from war inexplicably knowledgeable about all Jewish genealogy and culture. A fellow survivor profits from Ebenezer’s skills while a German writer studies him. Later, Ebenezer’s son fights in Israel’s 1948 War of Independence. Translated in 2006 from Hebrew. 1982.

Losing You     RC 66986
8 hours 22 minutes
by Nicci French
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Sandling Island, England. Forty-year-old, divorced Nina Landry is preparing for a Florida vacation with the kids and her boyfriend when her fifteen-year-old daughter Charlie fails to return from a slumber party. The subsequent twenty-four hours and bureaucratic police investigation threaten Nina’s well-being. Some violence and some strong language. 2006.

The Madonnas of Leningrad     DB/RC 66887
6 hours 12 minutes
by Debra Dean
read by Annie Wauters
Decades after surviving World War II in the basement of the Hermitage Museum in Leningrad, Marina—now in Seattle—no longer experiences the present. Marina’s mind retreats to 1941, when only the love of her future husband and memorizing the paintings kept her alive. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2006.

My Revolutions     RC 67491
10 hours 53 minutes
by Hari Kunzru
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Fifty-year-old former British radical Michael Frame, a.k.a. Chris Carver, is jolted from his suburban life when a man from his past appears and threatens him. Frame’s participation in 1960s bombings and other subversive activities will be exposed unless he reveals that a politician was once a comrade. Strong language. 2007.

Time Is a River     RC 66991
11 hours 39 minutes
by Mary Alice Monroe
read by Mare Trevathan
After losing her job, battling cancer, and catching her husband committing adultery in Charleston, South Carolina, Mia Landan returns to a North Carolina treatment center. The owner lends Mia a mountain cabin, where she reassesses her life—and discovers a diary. Some descriptions of sex. 2008.

Winterwood     RC 65766
6 hours 28 minutes
by Patrick McCabe
read by Alec Volz
Irish journalist Redmond Hatch returns to his mountain hometown and interviews old fiddler Ned Strange. Hatch’s marriage collapses, and he becomes plagued by memories of his encounters with the fiddler. Strange’s death sends Hatch spiraling downward, exposing disturbing truths about their relationship. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2006.

Woman in Red     RC 66176
14 hours 25 minutes
by Eileen Goudge
read by Mitzi Friedlander
After years in prison for the attempted murder of Owen White, her son’s killer, Alice Kessler returns to Grays Island and her surviving child Jeremy. When Jeremy is accused of rape Alice and widower Colin McGinty defend Jeremy and confront Owen. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

Religious Themes

Bachelor’s Puzzle: Patchwork Circle, Book 1     RC 65681
10 hours 37 minutes
by Judith Pella
read by Colleen Delaney
Oregon, 1882. Members of the Maintown church ladies society welcome their new bachelor preacher Zack Hartley with a quilt. The project ignites fierce competition as eligible women try to create the most beautiful block to win Hartley’s affections. But the endearing pastor hides past secrets that could change everything. 2007.

Bad Ground     RC 65601
12 hours 29 minutes
by W. Dale Cramer
read by Bill Wallace
Fulfilling his mother’s dying wish, orphaned seventeen-year-old Jeremy Prine seeks out his uncle Aiden, a Georgia miner left emotionally and physically scarred by the same accident that killed his brother—Jeremy’s father. With help from each other and from God, they find new reasons for hope. Christy Award. 2004.

Blessings in Disguise: Good Girlz, Book 2     RC 65069
4 hours 11 minutes
by ReShonda Tate Billingsley
read by Annie Wauters
Rachel Adams’s church youth group changed the lives of Camille, Alexis, Jasmine, and Angel. But now Alexis’s rich parents are heading for a divorce, and Jasmine has moved into her newly found father’s house. The situation worsens when the girls get caught shoplifting. For senior high readers. 2007.

Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment     RC 64648
10 hours 11 minutes
by Deepak Chopra
read by Bill Wallace
A retelling of the Buddha’s search for truth. The prince Siddhartha leaves behind his comfortable palace, becomes a wandering monk who faces many trials and much suffering, and transcends physical pain to achieve enlightenment as the Buddha. Includes a concise practical guide to Buddhism. Some descriptions of sex and some violence. Bestseller. 2007.

By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept     RC 64496
4 hours 29 minutes
by Paulo Coelho
read by Laura Giannarelli
In Madrid, Pilar meets a childhood friend and accompanies him on a spiritual journey into the Pyrenees mountains. Initially Pilar is perplexed by her friend’s behavior but then discovers in him and in herself the profound secrets of love and spirituality that transform their lives. Some descriptions of sex. 1994.

Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana     RC 66745
8 hours 51 minutes
by Anne Rice
read by Erik Sandvold
In this sequel to Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt (RC 60914), young carpenter Yeshua (Jesus) resists pleasures of the flesh, accepts his destiny, and is baptized. He reveals who He is, gathers disciples, spreads the word, and performs miracles. He is also tempted by the devil. Bestseller. 2008.

The Christmas Angel: A Cape Light Novel, Book 6     RC 65644
8 hours 6 minutes
by Thomas Kinkade and Katherine Spencer
read by Gabra Zackman
Cape Light mayor Emily finds a baby girl abandoned in a nativity display. Emily, who once gave up her own newborn, assumes temporary custody while authorities seek the birth parents. Adoption would complicate her marriage and career, but Emily trusts in God. Sequel to A Christmas Promise (RC 64817). 2005.

A Christmas Promise: A Cape Light Novel, Book 5     RC 64817
10 hours 1 minute
by Thomas Kinkade and Katherine Spencer
read by Gabra Zackman
The Reverend James Cameron is in New England for Christmas when he has a minor car accident involving pregnant out-of-towner Leigh Baxter. Leigh becomes stranded and the two fall in love, but Leigh hides a painful secret that could compromise their relationship. Sequel to A New Leaf (RC 57967). 2004.

A Christmas to Remember: A Cape Light Novel, Book 7     RC 65572
7 hours 52 minutes
by Thomas Kinkade and Katherine Spencer
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Residents of a close-knit New England town rediscover the magic of Christmas past and present. Hospitalized after a fall, grandmother Lillian Warwick recalls the year 1955, when she first met her husband Oliver. Meanwhile, nursing student Lucy Bates reexamines her life choices, and Lillian’s granddaughter plans a winter wedding. 2006.

Dark Angel: A Maplecreek Amish Novel     RC 65021
11 hours 11 minutes
by Karen Harper
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Mark Morelli, a doctor studying Amish genetic diseases, hires Leah Kurtz to be his liaison in the Amish community of Maplecreek, Ohio. Leah, convinced that someone switched her adopted daughter with another baby, turns to Mark for help. Together they uncover links to many unsolved disappearances. Some violence. 2005.

Dark Harvest: A Maplecreek Amish Novel     RC 65020
12 hours 11 minutes
by Karen Harper
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Unknown assailants target the Amish residents of Maplecreek, Ohio. Community leader and widowed father Luke Brand breaks custom and seeks help from local police. Officer Kat Lindley, a newcomer with a painful past, poses as Luke’s fiancée to help him find the culprit. Some violence. 2004.

Divine     RC 65587
10 hours 41 minutes
by Karen Kingsbury
read by Jill Ferris
Modern-day parable of Mary Magdalene. Thirty-year-old abuse survivor Mary Madison works to help women through her network of Washington, D.C., shelters. She tries to save young Emma Johnson, an unwed mother teetering on the brink of self-destruction, by sharing her own story and the teachings of Jesus. Some violence. 2006.

The Forbidden: The Courtship of Nellie Fisher, Book 2    RC 66753
8 hours 4 minutes
by Beverly Lewis
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Caleb Yoder’s father forbids him to court Nellie Mae Fisher because her family has left the Old Order Amish church for the New Order. Nellie tries to figure out a way she can have both salvation in Jesus and a relationship with Caleb. Sequel to The Parting (RC 66456). 2008.

Forever: Firstborn, Book 5     RC 65917
11 hours 22 minutes
by Karen Kingsbury
read by Jill Ferris
Christian drama instructor Katy Hart is in Indiana planning her wedding to Hollywood star Dayne Matthews when a terrible car accident puts Dayne in a coma. Katy flies to California to be near him while she and Dayne’s biological family pray for a miracle. Sequel to Family (RC 64653). 2007.

Fourth Dawn: The A.D. Chronicles, Book 4     RC 64252
11 hours 35 minutes
by Bodie Thoene and Brock Thoene
read by Catherine Byers
Under Herod’s tyrannical rule, the people of Judea await their Messiah, the heir to King David’s throne. Young Mary receives a visit from the angel Gabriel, whose prophecy will change her life, and the world, forever—if she can convince her betrothed, Yosef. Sequel to Third Watch (RC 61427). 2005.

A Fragile Design: Bells of Lowell, Book 2     RC 64759
10 hours 42 minutes
by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller
read by Michele Schaeffer
1831. Arabella Newberry leaves her Shaker community to work in the Lowell, Massachusetts, textile mills, where her ideas about equality and labor rights pit her against English gentleman Taylor Manning. As tensions rise between Irish workers and industrialists, some girls disappear, and Bella finds her life—and heart—in danger. 2003.

The Hesitant Hero: The House of Winslow, Book 38     RC 64216
8 hours 26 minutes
by Gilbert Morris
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Artist Tyler Winslow flunks out of school in New York and moves to France to study painting. Tyler reunites with former acquaintance Jolie Vernay, now a physician at an orphanage. As the Nazi threat grows, Jolie and Tyler plot to help three Jewish children flee the country. 2006.

The High Calling: The House of Winslow, Book 37     RC 64215
10 hours 7 minutes
by Gilbert Morris
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Following God’s higher calling, Katherine Winslow travels to London to work as a mission nurse. She reunites with British pilot Parker Braden, a onetime love who is now married with children. Kat tries to sort out her feelings for Parker as World War II escalates in Europe. 2006.

Island of Saints: A Story of the One Principle That Frees the Human Spirit     RC 66810
6 hours 40 minutes
by Andy Andrews
read by John Horton
A man discovers WWII military artifacts buried behind his Florida home. His investigation into their origins leads him to a married couple, who share with him the knowledge they gained about forgiveness after Helen, a bitter young war widow, rescued Josef, a stranded German U-Boat officer in 1942. 2005.

John’s Story: The Last Eyewitness; the Jesus Chronicles, Book 1     RC 65464
12 hours 45 minutes
by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins
read by Gregory Gorton
Elderly and ailing, John, the last surviving apostle, records his memories of Jesus Christ. As heretics attempt to mislead followers, John composes his gospel, recalling Jesus’s life and teachings as well as his own persecution, betrayal, torture, and exile. From the authors of the Left Behind series. 2006.

Joshua’s Family     RC 66014
6 hours 50 minutes
by Joseph F. Girzone
read by Jonathan Davis
This prequel to Joshua (RC 30863) depicts Jesus Christ’s childhood in a contemporary, small-town setting. Joshua, the son of poor, hardworking parents Miriam and Joseph, begins to realize his extraordinary gifts and eventually leaves home to teach others the power of love and tolerance. 2007.

Jubilee: American Anthem, Book 3     RC 65764
8 hours 43 minutes
by B.J. Hoff
read by Carol Dines
New York, 1876. Blind composer Michael Emmanuel works on a new piece for America’s centennial celebration. Dr. Andrew Carmichael urges a minister to take responsibility for his illegitimate children. Irish immigrant Conn MacGovern needs God’s help to relieve his wife’s mourning. Sequel to Cadence (RC 59179). 2004.

Kingdom Come: The Final Victory     RC 64646
9 hours 39 minutes
by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins
read by Jim Zeiger
In this concluding volume of the Left Behind series, the Tribulation has ended. Jesus prevails over Satan and establishes a kingdom of Heaven on Earth. Sequel to Glorious Appearing: The End of Days (RC 57944). Bestseller. 2007.

A Lady of High Regard: Ladies of Liberty, Book 1     RC 65891
8 hours 16 minutes
by Tracie Peterson
read by Jill Fox
Philadelphia, 1852. Matchmaking socialite and women’s magazine writer Mia Stanley uncovers a heinous plot to extort the impoverished wives of absent seamen. The investigation puts her in grave danger. Meanwhile, Mia attempts to find a wife for her friend Garrett Wilson but can’t deny her own affection for him. 2007.

A Light to My Path: Refiner’s Fire, Book 3     RC 66793
17 hours 26 minutes
by Lynn Austin
read by Gail Nelson
South Carolina, Civil War era. Kitty, chambermaid and house servant of her master’s daughter Claire, meets and falls in love with Grady, the handsome coachman of a wealthy planter. When Union soldiers threaten the plantation, Kitty must choose between staying with Claire’s family or fleeing to freedom with Grady. 2004.

Mark’s Story: The Gospel According to Peter; the Jesus Chronicles     RC 66678
11 hours 43 minutes
by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins
read by Gregory Gorton
Mark, a young man, witnesses the events of Jesus’s last days on earth including Judas’s betrayal, Peter’s denial, and Jesus’s crucifixion and resurrection. Mark becomes a devout Christian and urges Peter to share his experiences. 2007.

The Measure of a Lady     RC 65110
9 hours 23 minutes
by Deeanne Gist
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
San Francisco, 1849. When twenty-year-old Rachel Van Buren’s father dies unexpectedly, the proper, religious lady is left in the Gold Rush-frenzied city to care for her siblings with no guardian or means of support. Rachel meets saloon owner Johnnie Parker, a former missionary, who lends a hand—and a heart. 2006.

Morning Sky: Freedom’s Path, Book 2     RC 64794
8 hours 42 minutes
by Judith Miller
read by Michele Schaeffer
Kansas, 1880s. Aunt Lilly, who refuses to explain her hasty retreat from New Orleans, is living with the Harbans. Meanwhile Macia Boyle attends finishing school back east and becomes ill. When Truth Harban is sent to bring Macia home, she uncovers a deadly plot at the school. 2006.

Not Easily Broken     RC 64822
8 hours 15 minutes
by T.D. Jakes
read by Bill Quinn
Dave and Clarice Johnson have a car accident during which Clarice’s leg is broken. Her recovery exposes rifts in the couple’s marriage and their vastly different priorities. As their relationship falters, Dave grows closer to Clarice’s physical therapist and fellow church member Julie Sawyer and Julie’s young son. 2006.

One Tuesday Morning and Beyond Tuesday Morning     RC 66466
20 hours 53 minutes
by Karen Kingsbury
read by Kristin Allison
In One Tuesday Morning Jamie Bryan’s husband Jake, a fireman, recuperates from the September 11, 2001, World Trade Center attack, while businessman Eric Michaels’s family searches for Eric. In Beyond Tuesday Morning Eric’s brother Clay meets and falls in love with Jamie, not knowing that she is Jake’s wife. 2003.

The Parting: The Courtship of Nellie Fisher, Book 1     RC 66456
8 hours 20 minutes
by Beverly Lewis
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Nellie Mae Fisher, still struggling with guilt and grief over her younger sister’s death, dreams of marrying handsome Caleb Yoder. But some people in their Pennsylvania Amish community don’t want them together—including Caleb’s father. Rebellion against Old Order ways threatens to tear them, and their church, apart. 2007.

The Penny     RC 65303
7 hours 19 minutes
by Joyce Meyer and Deborah Bedford
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
St. Louis, 1950s. Abused teenager Jenny Blake stoops to pick up a coin from the street and inadvertently foils a robbery at Miss Shaw’s jewelry store. When Miss Shaw offers Jenny a job, the two forge a life-changing friendship that teaches them both the power of forgiveness and faith. 2007.

People of the Book     RC 66059
16 hours 28 minutes
by Geraldine Brooks
read by Lisette Lecat
Australian book conservator Hanna Heath analyzes a Hebrew manuscript created in medieval Spain and saved from destruction in 1990s Sarajevo. Hanna’s discoveries—an insect wing, salt crystals, and wine and blood stains—reveal the codex’s past and the lives of its guardians. Some descriptions of sex and some violence. Bestseller. 2008.

Plaguemaker     RC 66362
11 hours 44 minutes
by Tim Downs
read by Jack Fox
FBI counterterrorism agent Nathan Donovan uncovers a plot to release the bubonic plague in America. Chinese octogenarian Li and Nathan’s ex-wife Dr. Macy Monroe help Nathan seek the aging Japanese scientist who is responsible—and race to stop the ship before the bioweapons reach U.S. waters. Some violence. Christy Award. 2006.

A Simple Honorable Man     RC 65642
8 hours 38 minutes
by Conrad Richter
read by Jonathan Davis
Harry Donner leaves his grocery store to join the Lutheran ministry, serving parishioners in Unionville, Pennsylvania, and neighboring villages. Harry’s son Johnny, from the National Book Award-winning The Waters of Kronos (RC 64827), initially rebels against the faith but comes to appreciate his father’s calling and character. 1962.

Sisterchicks Go Brit!     RC 66709
7 hours 11 minutes
by Robin Jones Gunn
read by Margaret Strom
Fifty-four-year-old friends Liz and Kellie accompany their interior-design client, elderly Englishwoman Opal, to Great Britain to visit Opal’s family. The Americans enjoy the sights, and Kellie finds inspiration to follow her own interests when she returns home. Meanwhile, Opal rekindles an old romance. 2008.

Sister’s Choice: Patchwork Circle, Book 2     RC 66891
9 hours 51 minutes
by Judith Pella
read by Colleen Delany
Oregon, 1882. Maggie Newcomb is busy husband-hunting when newcomer Tamara Brennan threatens her plans. Maggie enlists her friend Evan Parker, a newly graduated lawyer, to help her snag Colby Stoddard even though Evan is busy defending a local boy accused of murder. Maggie learns the meaning of true love. 2008.

Someday: Sunrise, Book 3     RC 66535
11 hours 50 minutes
by Karen Kingsbury
read by Jill Ferris
When actors Dayne and Katy Matthews work on films in different countries, tabloid rumors threaten their marriage. Meanwhile, after the loss of his newborn granddaughter, Dayne’s father John Baxter decides to propose to Elaine but is conflicted about selling his house. Faith in God assists the families. Bestseller. 2008.

Summer of Light     RC 65814
8 hours 37 minutes
by W. Dale Cramer
read by Steven Carpenter
Unemployed ironworker Mick Brannigan is forced to become a stay-at-home dad to his three children, including four-year-old Dylan, who shows signs of a developmental disorder. At first uncomfortable in his new role, Mick soon rediscovers himself, his relationship to his family, and his purpose in life. 2007.

Summer: Sunrise, Book 2     RC 66239
12 hours 8 minutes
by Karen Kingsbury
read by Jill Ferris
Dayne and Katy agree to star in a TV reality show, but the publicity threatens their marriage. Dayne’s sisters Kari and Ashley are both pregnant when Ashley learns that her baby has a birth defect and may not survive. The family gathers for the birth, praying for a miracle. 2007.

These Tangled Threads: Bells of Lowell, Book 3     RC 64796
9 hours 29 minutes
by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller
read by Michele Schaeffer
Lowell, Massachusetts; 1833. Daughtie Winfield draws on her Shaker notions of equality for strength to fight for mill workers’ rights. But Daughtie’s friendship with Irish stonemason Liam Donohue is met with disdain by people she thought shared her beliefs. Meanwhile, a fugitive businessman conspires against the textile industry. 2003.

The Unlikely Allies: The House of Winslow, Book 36     RC 64214
10 hours 25 minutes
by Gilbert Morris
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Mallory Winslow has grown up in Africa with her missionary family. But God calls her to spread the word of the Gospel to the Lapps in Norway. During the first winter Mallory brings several people to God. But then her work is interrupted as the Germans invade the country. 2005.

When the Heart Cries: Sisters of the Quilt, Book 1     RC 65580
9 hours 13 minutes
by Cindy Woodsmall
read by Kristin Allison
Hannah Lapp agrees to marry Paul Waddell, a Mennonite college student, even though her Pennsylvania Amish family will disapprove. Following their engagement, Paul leaves for school, and Hannah is raped by a stranger. Hannah attempts to cope while keeping the attack secret from Paul and her community. 2006.

When the Morning Comes: Sisters of the Quilt, Book 2    RC 66244
9 hours 52 minutes
by Cindy Woodsmall
read by Kristin Allison
Following a tragedy that ended her engagement to Paul Waddell, seventeen- year-old Hannah Lapp flees her Amish community to start a new life in Ohio with her shunned aunt. Paul sets out to find Hannah, who tries to navigate the Englischer world. Sequel to When the Heart Cries (RC 65580). 2007.

The White Knight: The House of Winslow, Book 40     RC 64893
9 hours 42 minutes
by Gilbert Morris
read by Mitzi Friedlander
1939–1942. American pilot Luke Winslow—nicknamed the White Knight—fights for freedom in Spain’s civil war. When his Spanish fiancée dies in a bombing raid, he vows to destroy the German ace responsible. Luke returns home and finds new love but flies again during World War II to exact his revenge. 2007.

The Widow’s Choice: The House of Winslow, Book 39     RC 64217
9 hours 21 minutes
by Gilbert Morris
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Widow Alona Jennings weds wealthy Oscar Moran to provide for her three young sons. But her marriage lacks romance, and Alona finds herself drawn to Oscar’s half-brother Jason, a fighter pilot. As World War II escalates, Alona struggles to be true to her vows and her faith. 2006.

Winter Birds     RC 65698
12 hours 42 minutes
by Jamie Langston Turner
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Bitter widow Sophie Hess moves to Mississippi to live with her nephew Patrick and his wife Rachel. Sophie spends her days reading obituaries, studying birds, and watching Rachel help others. As Sophie experiences the faith, love, and kindness of family, her heart begins to soften. 2006.

With Friends like These: Good Girlz, Book 3     RC 65428
4 hours 44 minutes
by ReShonda Tate Billingsley
read by Annie Wauters
An audition for a job as a television talk-show host starts a fierce competition among the members of the Good Girlz. Boyfriends also threaten their friendship until the girls realize that they need to stay loyal to one another. For senior high readers. 2007.

Romance

Abandon     RC 65001
7 hours 35 minutes
by Carla Neggers
read by Erin Jones
Deputy U.S. marshal Mackenzie Stewart is attacked while visiting her hometown in New Hampshire. A former love interest, FBI agent Andrew Rook, investigates and pursues a killer who also targets a judge—a friend of Mackenzie’s—and the judge’s ex-husband. Some explicit descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 2007.

Adiós to My Old Life     RC 65488
7 hours 15 minutes
by Caridad Ferrer
read by Michele Schaeffer
Seventeen-year-old Cuban American Ali Montero from Miami enters a Latin American singing contest and wins a chance to compete on television. Her father, a music professor, reluctantly allows her to continue. Ali learns about the business—and falls in love. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. Rita Award. 2006.

An Affair before Christmas     RC 66085
11 hours 35 minutes
by Eloisa James
read by Patricia Kilgarriff
Georgian England. Four years after Poppy and the duke of Fletcher fell for each other, their marriage is in danger due to Poppy’s overbearing mother’s concept of love and duty. Poppy flees to her friend Jemma, the notorious duchess of Beaumont, for advice. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

Agnes and the Hitman     RC 66277
13 hours 12 minutes
by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
South Carolina. After foiling an attempted dognapping with a frying pan, caterer and food columnist Agnes Crandall must deal with a hit-man bodyguard and other unruly characters while she tries to prepare for a wedding in her newly purchased home. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

Ain’t Myth-Behaving     RC 65895
9 hours 30 minutes
by Katie MacAlister
read by various narrators
Two romances of modern-day gods and mortals. In “Stag Party” Irishman Dane Hearne—a.k.a. Cernunnos, god of fertility—seeks a new bride when his wife runs off with a salsa dancer. In “Norse Truly” Viking Alrik Sigurdsson hopes beautiful Brynna Lund can break his centuries-old curse. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

Almost a Lady     RC 67087
13 hours 48 minutes
by Jane Feather
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Twenty-nine-year-old Englishwoman Meg Barratt is mistaken for a privateer, knocked unconscious, and brought aboard Captain Cosimo’s ship as it heads out to sea. Now he must convince her to help with his latest assignment—assassinating General Napoleon Bonaparte! Companion to Almost a Bride (RC 60161). Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2005.

The Angel: Boston PD/FBI     RC 67274
9 hours 27 minutes
by Carla Neggers
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Boston folklorist Keira Sullivan travels to Ireland to research a Celtic legend about a stone angel. When Keira becomes trapped in ancient ruins, FBI agent Simon Cahill rescues her. Simon and Keira soon realize that her search for the relic has attracted a killer. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Beyond Seduction: A Bastion Club Novel, Book 6     RC 65852
16 hours 15 minutes
by Stephanie Laurens
read by Corrie James
Cornwall, England; 1816. Bastion Club member Gervase Tregarth, earl of Crowhurst, returns to his estate, where his younger sisters suggest he marry local aristocrat Madeline Gascoigne. But Madeline has no interest in romance—until circumstances throw her and Gervase together. Explicit descriptions of sex and some violence. 2007.

Blackout     RC 65437
9 hours 40 minutes
by Annie Solomon
read by Laura Giannarelli
Washington, D.C. Accused of murdering top spy Frank Temple, bookseller Margo Scott cannot remember the past month. Undercover federal agent Jake Wise, sent by Frank to watch Margo, tries to confirm her identity. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Rita Award. 2006.

Blame It on Cupid     RC 67118
12 hours 14 minutes
by Jennifer Greene
read by Carol Dines
Eleven years ago Merry promised her friend Charlie that if anything happened to him, she would take care of his daughter. Now that Charlie has died, his daughter and Merry’s neighbor Jack, a divorced father, have doubts about Merry’s parenting skills. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2007.

Blue-Eyed Devil     RC 66308
9 hours 32 minutes
by Lisa Kleypas
read by Annie Wauters
After escaping her abusive marriage, emotionally and physically wounded Texas heiress Haven Travis feels a surprisingly strong attraction to Hardy Cates, from Sugar Daddy (RC 64237). Despite his bad reputation with her family, Hardy is a kind, patient suitor. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2008.

The Book of True Desires     RC 65597
10 hours 5 minutes
by Betina Krahn
read by Luna Catarevas
1898. Adventuress Cordelia O’Keefe seeks out her wealthy grandfather Samuel Blackburn for funds to finance her expeditions. But first Cordelia must find a Mayan treasure for him. Attractive butler Hartford Goodnight, sent along as an observer, becomes a temptation. Some explicit descriptions of sex and some violence. Rita Award. 2006.

Captive Innocence     RC 65678
11 hours 34 minutes
by Fern Michaels
read by Jill Fox
Beautiful twenty-three-year-old widow Royall Banner leaves her sheltered life in New England for adventure in the jungles of Brazil. She meets plantation owner Sebastian Rivera, who awakens her passion. But a secret from the past threatens their burgeoning love. Explicit descriptions of sex. 1981.

Causing Havoc     RC 66689
10 hours 58 minutes
by Lori Foster
read by Mark Delgado
Extreme fighter Dean “Havoc” Conor returns home to Harmony, Kentucky, to visit his estranged sisters Camille and Jacki. There he befriends saucy event coordinator Eve Lavon, becomes the target of a killer, and tries to stop Camille from marrying a sleazy businessman. Explicit descriptions of sex and strong language. 2007.

The Choice     RC 66651
8 hours 45 minutes
by Nicholas Sparks
read by Holter Graham
North Carolina. After just one whirlwind weekend, Gabby Holland falls hard for her new neighbor Travis Parker and must choose between him and her longtime boyfriend. Years later, a tougher choice could end the relationship between Gabby and Travis forever. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2007.

Code Name: Bikini     RC 65735
11 hours 1 minute
by Christina Skye
read by Catherine Byers
Navy SEAL Trace O’Halloran—still recovering from an ambush in Afghanistan—goes undercover as a tourist onboard a cruise ship. When an assassin from Trace’s past reappears, Trace and pastry chef Gina Ryan, who is slowly going blind, try to save the passengers. Some explicit descriptions of sex and some violence. 2007.

Come Summer     RC 65360
8 hours 31 minutes
by Sandra Steffen
read by Kristin Allison
Nearly five years after the death of her twin Laurel, Liza Cassidy visits the seaside town of Alcott to meet Tommy —the nephew she never knew about. Liza is soon smitten with Tommy and his father Sheriff Jack McCall, but some disapprove of their relationship. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2004.

Country Brides     RC 65064
10 hours 5 minutes
by Debbie Macomber
read by Faith Potts
Two interconnected romances set in rural Oregon. In A Little Bit Country Rorie Campbell’s car breaks down and rancher Clay Franklin helps her. The two fall in love despite Clay’s engagement to Kate Logan. In Country Bride Kate proposes to foreman Luke Rivers at Clay and Rorie’s wedding. Bestseller. 1990.

Courting Trouble     RC 66255
9 hours 11 minutes
by Deeanne Gist
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Texas, 1894. Thirty-year-old eccentric Essie Spreckelmeyer is tired of being the town spinster. She sets her sights on marrying the widower Hamilton Crook but misses her chance. Drifter Adam Currington and preacher Ewing Wortham both express interest in romance, while Essie prays to God for guidance. 2007.

Cross My Heart     RC 66240
7 hours 52 minutes
by Carly Phillips
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Ten years ago teenagers Ty and Hunter helped their friend Lilly fake her death to escape an abusive uncle. Now, when Ty locates Lilly to warn her that the uncle is claiming her inheritance, Ty’s feelings for Lilly resurface. Some explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2007.

Dead of Night     RC 65570
11 hours 1 minute
by J.D. Robb and others read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Four romantic novellas. In J.D. Robb’s Eternity in Death Lieutenant Eve Dallas investigates murder and the promise of eternal life. In Amy and the Earl’s Amazing Adventure an American tourist and a London bartender are transported back to the Regency era. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2007.

Dear John     RC 65315
9 hours 25 minutes
by Nicholas Sparks
read by Holter Graham
North Carolina. After years of drifting, John Tyree, who was raised by a father with Asperger’s syndrome, joins the army. While on leave he meets Savannah Curtis, a special-education major. The two fall in love, but their relationship changes when John reenlists after 9/11. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2006.

Deep in the Heart of Trouble     RC 67172
10 hours 19 minutes
by Deeanne Gist
read by Gabriella Cavallero
1898. Texas bicycle enthusiast Essie Spreckelmeyer, who was reconciled to spinsterhood in Courting Trouble (RC 66255), now runs her father’s oil company. After Tony Morgan is dis- inherited, he takes a job working for Essie. The two fall in love and hope that past mistakes do not jeopardize their future. 2008.

Desperate Duchesses     RC 65842
9 hours 22 minutes
by Eloisa James
read by Michele Schaeffer
Georgian England, 1783. Lady Roberta, seeking a suitable husband, leaves her father’s country estate for her distant cousin Jemma’s townhouse in London. Roberta pursues the duke of Villiers, a chess champion who plays with the free-spirited Jemma, while Jemma’s brother is bewitched by Roberta. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

Desperately Seeking a Duke: The Heiress Brides, Book 1    RC 67006
8 hours 44 minutes
by Celeste Bradley
read by Kristin Allison
England, 1815. Cousins Phoebe, Deirdre, and Sophie vie for their grandfather’s inheritance, which will go to the first one to wed a duke. Phoebe falls in love with Raphael Marbrook, but it is Rafe’s brother, Lord Calder, the future duke of Brookhaven, who proposes. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

The Devil Who Tamed Her     RC 65016
7 hours 59 minutes
by Johanna Lindsey
read by Michele Schaeffer
On a wager, bored socialite Raphael Locke agrees to transform into a proper lady the gossipy Ophelia Reid, who’s broken her engagement to Duncan MacTavish, from The Heir (RC 50350). After kidnapping Ophelia, Raphael discovers her secrets and falls in love. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2007.

The Devil’s Web: Amberley Family, Book 3     RC 66333
12 hours 59 minutes
by Mary Balogh
read by Madelyn Buzzard
After years in Canada, James Purnell returns to London to find his true love Lady Madeline still unattached. Madeline also desires James but fears he despises her. James decides to go back to Montreal, but before he leaves, their true feelings emerge. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 1990.

Dockside: The Lakeshore Chronicles, Book 3     RC 65271
10 hours 32 minutes
by Susan Wiggs
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Nina Romano dreams of owning the charming Inn at Willow Lake, but Greg Bellamy, a divorced father of two, beats her to it. He offers Nina the job of general manager. Furious, Nina at first refuses but eventually relents— and falls in love. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. Best- seller. 2007.

Drop Dead Beautiful: A Lucky Santangelo Novel     RC 64998
14 hours 47 minutes
by Jackie Collins
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Happily married Lucky Santangelo, last seen in Dangerous Kiss (RC 48775), has left show business and is building a Las Vegas resort. Lucky doesn’t know, however, that her sixteen-year-old daughter Max has met an Internet predator who is intent on revenge. Explicit descriptions of sex, violence, and strong language. Bestseller. 2007.

Duchess by Night: Desperate Duchesses, Book 3     RC 67207
10 hours 43 minutes
by Eloisa James
read by Corrie James
England, 1784. Seeking adventure, Isidore, the duchess of Cosway, and Harriet, the duchess of Berrow, visit the house of the infamous Lord Strange. Harriet, who dresses like a young man to protect her reputation, falls in love with their eccentric host—who discovers her secret. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Duke Most Wanted: The Heiress Brides, Book 3     RC 67187
7 hours 58 minutes
by Celeste Bradley
read by Kristin Allison
Sophie lives a quiet life after her cousins Phoebe and Deirdre are wed—until her friend Graham Cavendish inherits a dukedom and seeks a wealthy wife to restore the estate. Sophie sees a chance to inherit her grandfather’s fortune and begins a campaign to marry Graham. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Earth to Betsy     RC 65443
9 hours 42 minutes
by Beth Pattillo
read by Margaret Strom
Nashville. The Reverend Betsy Blessing, from Heavens to Betsy (RC 63801), faces some tough decisions. Her friend David unexpectedly proposes on their first romantic date, and a local real-estate developer wants to buy the dilapidated downtown church—a lucrative offer, but one that would force the congregation to move. 2006.

Everlasting     RC 65834
9 hours 56 minutes
by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
read by Michele Schaeffer
England, 1135. Lady Abrielle marries the lecherous Desmond de Marlé to save her family from poverty and disgrace after King Henry denies her stepfather a title and lands. But Abrielle is in love with Scottish Raven Seabern and hopes for a miracle. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

Fit to Be Tied     RC 65931
9 hours 11 minutes
by Karen Kendall
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Jen Canby’s wedding day is ruined by her parents’ marital discord, her drunk- en groom Tom, and the arrival of an ex-wife. On their honeymoon, Jen decides to get a divorce. But as the legalities proceed, she isn’t so sure. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2007.

The Girl at the Lion d’Or     RC 64844
7 hours 51 minutes
by Sebastian Faulks
read by Erin Jones
France, 1930s. When Anne Louvet leaves Paris to work at a country hotel, she is penniless and haunted by her family’s shameful past. Charles Hartmann, a married lawyer renovating a nearby manor house, is also burdened with wartime memories as he and Anne fall in love. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 1989.

Girls of Riyadh     RC 66559
9 hours 55 minutes
by Rajaa Alsanea
read by Catherine Byers
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Gamrah, Michelle, Sadeem, and Lamees—four wealthy young university women— have fun and love affairs despite the narrow constrictions of their Islamic society. Their exploits are depicted in fifty e-mails sent, over the course of one year, to the female subscribers of an online chat room. 2005.

Hard to Handle     RC 66369
9 hours 48 minutes
by Lori Foster
read by Erin Jones
Mixed martial arts fighter Harley Handleman retreats to a cabin south of Harmony, Kentucky, to train. Harley’s uncle Satch surreptitiously hires Harley’s landlady Stasia Bradley, a life coach, to help Harley balance his affairs. Explicit descriptions of sex and strong language. 2008.

Heartbreak Hotel     RC 65385
12 hours 18 minutes
by Jill Marie Landis
read by Colleen Delany
California coast. Widowed mother Tracy Potter, broke, resurrects a derelict nineteenth-century oceanside inn, Heartbreak Hotel. Her first guest is Wade MacAllister, a mysterious loner who uncovers Tracy’s late husband’s secrets. But Wade hides a shocking past of his own. Some explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2005.

Heat Wave     RC 65298
9 hours 23 minutes
by Jill Marie Landis
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
California. Camp director Ty Chandler hires PI Kat Vargas to locate the nineteen-year-old daughter he just learned about. But Sunny resists her father’s attempts at a relationship. Kat tries to help and ends up falling in love with Ty. Some explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2004.

Highlander in Disguise: The Lockharts, Book 2     RC 65778
11 hours 43 minutes
by Julia London
read by Mitzi Friedlander
1817. Grif Lockhart passes himself off as a Scottish earl in London while secretly searching for a Lockhart family heirloom. But a woman sees through his disguise and strikes a bargain: for her silence, Grif must help her land a husband. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2005.

Highlander in Love: The Lockharts, Book 3     RC 66344
11 hours 34 minutes
by Julia London
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Grif Lockhart, from Highlander in Disguise (RC 65778), is forced to offer his sister Mared’s hand in marriage to Payton Douglas as payment for a loan. Mared, however, refuses and becomes Payton’s housekeeper instead—but falls in love. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2005.

Holy Ghost Corner     RC 65477
11 hours 2 minutes
by Michele Andrea Bowen
read by Colleen Delany
Durham, North Carolina. Successful shopkeeper and churchwoman Theresa Hopson feels like a failure because she is in her forties and still single. When her assistant Queen Esther reintroduces her divorced nephew, low-income-housing developer Lamont Green, to Theresa, Lamont and Theresa gradually fall in love. Some descriptions of sex. 2006.

Honor Thyself     RC 65913
9 hours 3 minutes
by Danielle Steel
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Fifty-year-old actress Carole Barber travels to Paris to do research for a book she is writing. After a terrorist attack, Carole suffers from amnesia. While her friends, grown children, and ex-husband try to help her remember, a former lover stirs memories and opens doors to the future. Bestseller. 2008.

Hot Property     RC 67369
9 hours 12 minutes
by Carly Phillips
read by Colleen Delany
Twenty-five-year-old Amy Stone becomes a publicist for a PR firm for athletes. Her first client is John Roper, a center fielder for the New York Renegades baseball team. As Amy helps John straighten his life out, sparks fly between them. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

If She Only Knew: Oregon/California Series     RC 65371
14 hours 24 minutes
by Lisa Jackson
read by Elisabeth Rodgers
Marla Cahill survives a car crash but suffers from amnesia. While recuperating in her San Francisco mansion with her husband, two children, and mother-in-law, Marla enlists the help of her brother-in-law Nick to remember her past—and falls in love. Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2000.

I’m Your Girl     RC 65005
13 hours 2 minutes
by J.J. Murray
read by Erin Jones
Widowed white novelist JackBrowning wanders into a Roanoke, Virginia, library and meets black librarian Diane Anderson. Jack decides Diane will be the inspiration for his next book. Diane’s misgivings give way to love, but she fears her family’s disapproval. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2006.

Innocent as Sin     RC 64905
9 hours 43 minutes
by Elizabeth Lowell
read by Jack Fox
Artist Rand McCree heads to Arizona after discovering the identity of his twin brother’s murderer. Meanwhile private banker Kayla Shaw is unjustly accused of money laundering. The two join forces to seek revenge—and fall in love. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

Insider Dating     RC 66339
8 hours 58 minutes
by Jennifer O’Connell
read by Carol Dines
Boston. When recently divorced financial analyst Abby Dunn faces the world of dating, she realizes the need for an online database warning women about various men’s flaws. Abby creates the wildly successful information clearinghouse, but it backfires when she tries to use it for herself. Strong language. 2007.

Jane Austen in Scarsdale; or, Love, Death, and the SATs    RC 64917
7 hours 45 minutes
by Paula Marantz Cohen
read by Mimi Bederman
High school guidance counselor Anne Ehrlich still regrets breaking up with the love of her life Ben Cutler thirteen years ago. When helping Ben’s neph- ew apply to college, Anne reconnects with Ben, now a successful travel writer, and wonders if their love can be rekindled. Some strong language. 2006.

Just beyond the Clouds     RC 66142
8 hours 32 minutes
by Karen Kingsbury
read by Michael Scherer
Colorado. Cody Gunner, from A Thousand Tomorrows (RC 60320), wants his brother Carl Joseph, who has Down syndrome, to stop going to the independent living center. But Carl, still mourning his late wife, struggles with his growing feelings for Elle, the center director, and he prays for guidance. 2007.

Just like Heaven     RC 66177
7 hours 41 minutes
by Barbara Bretton
read by Jill Fox
New Jersey. Stressed-out forty-one-year-old Kate French, an antiques shop owner and single mother, has a heart attack in a parking lot. A handsome stranger saves her, then disappears. After a hospital stay Kate finally meets her hero—Episcopal priest Mark Kerry. Some explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2007.

A Lady of the West     RC 67428
13 hours 22 minutes
by Linda Howard
read by Natalie Ross
New Mexico, post-Civil War. Impoverished Southerner Victoria Waverly marries Frank McLain, a rancher with a secret murderous past. Jake and Ben Sarratt come to seek revenge on Frank and his new bride—until Jake falls in love with Victoria. Commercial audiobook. Explicit descriptions of sex, some strong language, and some violence. 1997.

Lawless     RC 65094
10 hours 36 minutes
by Diana Palmer
read by Colleen Delany
Texas Ranger Judd Dunn, secretly married to young Christabel Gaines, rents their ranch out to Hollywood moviemakers. Christabel is heartbroken when an actress pursues Judd, while Judd is jealous of assistant police chief Cash Grier’s friendship with his wife. Meanwhile unsolved murders cause unrest. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2003.

Light of the Moon     RC 66531
12 hours 33 minutes
by Luanne Rice
read by Faith Potts
Anthropologist Susannah Connolly travels to France to conduct research and fulfill a promise to her late mother to visit a statue sacred to the Romany people. Ian, Susannah’s former lover who still wants to marry her, follows her—but Susannah meets someone else. 2008.

A Little Bit Wicked: The Last Man Standing, Book 1     RC 64618
10 hours 18 minutes
by Victoria Alexander
read by Corrie James
London, 1854. When four gentlemen make a wager on who can stay single the longest, Gideon Pearsall, Viscount Warton, believes he will win easily. But an affair with one of London’s most scandalous women, the widow Lady Chester, may cost him the bet. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

The Little Lady Agency and the Prince     RC 67024
13 hours 59 minutes
by Hester Browne
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
While planning her wedding and move to Paris, Melissa Romney-Jones helps her grandmother remake playboy prince Nicolas of Hollenberg into a respectable royal. But American fiancé Jonathan Riley has turned into a control freak, and Melissa’s sister Emery has a baby and rehires their detested childhood nanny. 2008.

Little Lady, Big Apple     RC 65108
12 hours 48 minutes
by Hester Browne
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Melissa Romney-Jones, a.k.a. Honey from The Little Lady Agency (RC 62840), operates an escort service for London bachelors. She has her girlfriend Gabi and sister Allegra manage the business while she temporarily joins her boyfriend Jonathan Riley in New York City. But doubts soon arise between the lovers. Some strong language. 2006.

The Lucky One     RC 67541
10 hours 54 minutes
by Nicholas Sparks
read by Guy Williams
While serving in Iraq, Logan Thibault finds a photo of a blonde woman wearing a “lucky lady” T-shirt. Oddly, the picture brings him luck—first with cards and then in battle. Still mystified about her five years later, Logan tracks down the lady—a single mom. Some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2008.

The Manning Sisters: The Manning Family, Book 1     RC 65861
11 hours 22 minutes
by Debbie Macomber
read by Erin Jones
Cougar Point, Montana. In The Cowboy’s Lady brokenhearted Taylor Manning, the new schoolteacher from Seattle, attracts the attention of chauvinistic rancher Russ Palmer. In The Sheriff Takes a Wife Taylor’s engaged sister Christy visits to see Taylor’s baby and falls for lawman Cody Franklin. Some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 1990.

Marigold     RC 66517
7 hours 41 minutes
by Grace Livingston Hill
read by Annie Wauters
Schoolteacher Marigold Brooke, the daughter of a deceased minister, is tempted by the worldly goods of a wealthy boyfriend. On a trip to visit her aunt, Marigold meets Ethan Bevan, a devout Christian. As they fall in love, she realizes that she needs to return to her faith. 1938.

The Marriage Game     RC 65274
8 hours 41 minutes
by Fern Michaels
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
When newly divorced FBI washout Samantha Rainford discovers she is her husband’s fourth jilted wife, she befriends her fellow ex-Mrs. Rainfords: a belly dancer, a plumber, and a cartoonist. The women attend a vigilante training camp in North Carolina, where love compromises Sam’s quest for vengeance. Some strong language. 2007.

Married Lovers     RC 67105
11 hours 26 minutes
by Jackie Collins
read by Erin Jones
Fitness trainer Cameron Paradise, having fled her abusive husband, works at an exclusive L.A. studio. She falls in love with producer Ryan Richards, who is married to a Hollywood princess. The two resist each other until tragedy intervenes. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

The McKettrick Way: The McKettricks, Book 4     RC 65874
7 hours 35 minutes
by Linda Lael Miller
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Arizona. Divorced country music singer Brad O’Ballivan returns to Stone Creek, Arizona, to run his family’s ranch. Brad reunites with his old flame and family rival Meg McKettrick, who longs for a child— but not a husband. Brad hopes to change her mind about marriage. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

McKettrick’s Heart: The McKettricks, Book 3     RC 65081
8 hours 59 minutes
by Linda Lael Miller
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Molly Shields, an L.A. literary agent, is summoned to Indian Rock, Arizona, when her baby’s adoptive mother contracts terminal cancer. Businessman Keegan McKettrick suspects Molly’s motives but then falls in love. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2007.

McKettrick’s Pride: The McKettricks, Book 2     RC 65074
9 hours 0 minutes
by Linda Lael Miller
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Rance McKettrick, still mourning his late wife, often travels on business and leaves his two daughters with his mother-in-law Cora. When Echo Wells opens a bookstore next to Cora’s salon, Rance’s daughters befriend Echo and Rance falls in love. Some explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. Bestseller. 2007.

Mine Till Midnight: The Hathaways     RC 65882
9 hours 54 minutes
by Lisa Kleypas
read by Erin Jones
England, 1848. Wealthy half-gypsy Cam Rohan, last seen in Devil in Winter (RC 62266), helps orphaned Amelia Hathaway find her wastrel brother Lord Ramsay in London’s gambling halls. The impoverished Hathaways retreat to Hampshire, where Cam, intrigued, pursues the staid Amelia. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

Morning Light: The Coulter Family, Book 8     RC 66235
11 hours 1 minute
by Catherine Anderson
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Catholic clairvoyant Loni MacEwen moves to Crystal Falls, Oregon, and meets the cowboy of her dreams. Clint Harrigan doesn’t believe Loni’s visions of his son lost in the wilderness—especially since he doesn’t have a son—until Loni’s premonition becomes reality. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2008.

My Mistress’s Sparrow Is Dead: Great Love Stories, from Chekhov to Munro     RC 66489
21 hours 39 minutes
edited by Jeffrey Eugenides
read by Alexander Strain
Twenty-seven short romantic pieces. Includes classic works by William Faulkner (“A Rose for Emily”) and Anton Chekhov (“The Lady with the Little Dog”) and stories by William Trevor, James Joyce, Vladimir Nabokov, Denis Johnson, Raymond Carver, and Alice Munro. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

My Nerdy Valentine: A Nerd Romance     RC 66317
11 hours 0 minutes
by Vicki Lewis Thompson
read by Colleen Delany
While working as an intern for a sex therapist, Amanda Rykowsky begins receiving valentines from an anonymous admirer. When the messages grow more threatening, mild-mannered stockbroker William Sloan poses as Amanda’s boyfriend to thwart the culprit. The fake relationship soon leads to real attraction. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2006.

The Nature of Jade     RC 64901
9 hours 30 minutes
by Deb Caletti
read by Carol Dines
Coping with an anxiety disorder and warring parents, Seattle high school senior Jade volunteers at the zoo, where she meets and falls in love with twenty-year-old single father Sebastian. But Sebastian hides a secret that might disrupt Jade’s already unsettled life. Some strong language. For senior high readers. 2007.

Naughty Neighbor     RC 66660
4 hours 55 minutes
by Janet Evanovich
read by Kimberly Schraf
Washington, D.C. Ambitious thirty- year-old Louisa Brannigan, press secretary to a U.S. senator, is kept awake by her loud, self-indulgent neighbor, scriptwriter Pete Streeter. After Pete causes Louisa to lose her job, they collaborate on his story line involving corruption and drugs in high places. Some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 1992.

Never Deceive a Duke     RC 66343
10 hours 35 minutes
by Liz Carlyle
read by Jack Fox
When the duke of Warneham dies, his title falls to Gareth Lloyd, part-owner of Neville Shipping. Lloyd reluctantly assumes control of the estate only to discover the duke’s widow Antonia is still in residence. Sequel to Never Lie to a Lady (RC 65780). Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

Never Lie to a Lady     RC 65780
11 hours 24 minutes
by Liz Carlyle
read by Jack Fox
London, 1828. During a rare foray into fashionable circles, roguish Lord Nash shares a passionate kiss with a mysteriously lady who then flees. Miss Xanthia Neville, a twenty-nine-year- old shipping heiress, wishes to forget the indiscretion, but Nash sets out to seduce her. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

No Choice but Seduction: A Malory Family Novel     RC 67020
8 hours 56 minutes
by Johanna Lindsey
read by Kristin Allison
1826. Shipowner Boyd Anderson falls for passenger Katey Tyler and is heartbroken that she is married. But after Katey rescues Anthony Malory’s daughter from kidnappers, Boyd discovers Katey lied about being married and he begins to seduce her. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Not Another Bad Date     RC 66997
7 hours 45 minutes
by Rachel Gibson
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Writer Adele Harris returns to her Texas hometown to help her pregnant sister. Adele, who has had bad luck with boyfriends, runs into her first love, football coach Zach Zemaitis, whose late wife had tormented Adele throughout their school years. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

Not the Marrying Kind     RC 66761
8 hours 37 minutes
by Hailey North
read by Kristin Allison
In high school, dumpy Harriet and popular Jake had one night together before he left town. Fifteen years later, Harriet is a well-known New York artist raising Jake’s son Zach, when she, Zach, and Jake get called back to Doolittle, Arkansas, for Christmas. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

Notorious     RC 65460
13 hours 7 minutes
by Virginia Henley
read by Corrie James
Plantagenet England, 1322. Brianna de Beauchamp falls in love with Wolf Mortimer, despite her engagement. Wolf, who has the gift of second sight, enlists Brianna in a plot to release his father, Queen Isabelle’s lover, from the Tower of London. Some explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2007.

On My Terms: The Claytons, Book 4     RC 66908
9 hours 5 minutes
by Shirley Hailstock
read by Colleen Delany
When Theresa Ramsey arrives at her late parents’ New York estate, she is dismayed to find the house still occupied by a film crew that rented the location for a movie. After the appealing director convinces Theresa to let them stay, sparks fly. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

One Night for Love     RC 65815
11 hours 35 minutes
by Mary Balogh
read by Anne Flosnik
England, 1813. Neville Wyatt, the earl of Kilbourne, is about to marry his stepcousin, Lauren Edgeworth, from A Summer to Remember (RC 54986), when his first wife, Lily Doyle, appears. He had married the illiterate Lily in war-torn Portugal and thought she had been killed. Explicit descriptions of sex. 1999.

Pants on Fire     RC 66311
6 hours 18 minutes
by Meg Cabot
read by Colleen Delany
The summer before her senior year, Katie juggles two boyfriends and a beauty pageant—by lying to try to keep everyone happy. When Tommy, Katie’s best friend in middle school and a local pariah, returns to town, Katie reassesses her life. For junior and senior high readers. 2007.

The Perfect Fit: Fat-Free Dreams Just Don’t Taste the Same     RC 65294
10 hours 55 minutes
by Louise Kean
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
England. Sunny Weston discovers her life isn’t perfect even after losing ninety-eight pounds. Though her Internet-based sex-toy business flourishes, Sunny has trouble relating to her body, her friends, and her longtime crush, Adrian—especially when she meets divorcé Cagney James. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2005.

Play Dirty     RC 65353
14 hours 17 minutes
by Sandra Brown
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Former quarterback Griff Burkett, just released from jail after serving time for throwing a game for the mob, is hired by Texas paraplegic millionaire Foster Speakman to impregnate his wife Laura. Griff takes the money whilebeing stalked by crooked Dallas cop Stanley Rodarte. Explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2007.

The Prince’s Bride: Effington Family, Book 4     RC 63558
12 hours 14 minutes
by Victoria Alexander
read by Corrie James
London, 1819. With her sights set on marrying Prince Alexei, Jocelyn Shelton accidentally overhears a plot against the prince. Viscount Beaumont “Rand” Randall rescues Jocelyn from the conspirators and spirits her away to the countryside, but to preserve Jocelyn’s honor, Rand must marry her. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2001.

A Proper Pursuit     RC 67039
14 hours 52 minutes
by Lynn Austin
read by Barbara Caruso
Chicago, 1893. Twenty-year-old Violet Hayes leaves her hometown for her grandmother’s house with the goals of finding her long-lost mother, stopping her father’s upcoming wedding, and learning God’s purpose for her. Violet attends the World’s Fair and finally falls in love after three uninspiring marriage proposals. 2007.

Remember Me     RC 66491
8 hours 58 minutes
by Sandra L. Tatara
read by Faith Potts
Dani Monroe buys a horse to help herself cope with the growing detachment of her paralyzed husband Brian and with her mother’s death. Dani befriends cowboy Ray Crowley, who is twenty-two years her senior. As Dani’s feelings for Ray deepen, Brian urges Dani to follow her heart. 2007.

Remembered: Fountain Creek Chronicles, Book 3     RC 66576
15 hours 10 minutes
by Tamera Alexander
read by Catherine Byers
Willow Springs, Colorado Territory; 1871. After her mother dies in Paris, Véronique Girard journeys to America in search of her long-lost father. She hires widower Jack Brennan to take her to mining communities in the mountains, where gradually, by the grace of God, they fall in love. 2007.

Renegade     RC 66296
9 hours 27 minutes
by Diana Palmer
read by Colleen Delany
Texas police chief Cash Grier, from Lawless (RC 65094),renews his long-distance romance with New York actress Tippy Moore. Tippy’s drug-addicted mother blackmails her while Cash contends with crooked politicians at home. Explicit descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 2004.

Revealed: Fountain Creek Chronicles, Book 2     RC 66384
13 hours 1 minute
by Tamera Alexander
read by Catherine Byers
Willow Springs, Colorado Territory; 1870. Former prostitute Annabelle Grayson’s husband Jonathan dies on their way to his Idaho land, leaving her alone and pregnant. Jonathan’s half- brother Matthew Taylor, who despises Annabelle, reluctantly agrees to escort her to the homestead. Unexpectedly, the two fall in love. Rita Award. 2006.
Bestseller. 2007.

Sealed with a Kiss     RC 66457
8 hours 11 minutes
by Carly Phillips
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
In this sequel to Cross My Heart (RC 66240), Molly Gifford leaves Hawken’s Cove and breaks Daniel Hunter’s heart. She discovers the identity of her birth father, but when he is arrested for murder, Molly turns to Hunter for help. Some explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2007.

The Séance     RC 65393
9 hours 55 minutes
by Heather Graham
read by Madelyn Buzzard
A series of murders in Orlando was originally pinned on a cop who was shot and killed. When the murders begin again, the cop’s ghost asks reluctant Christina Hardy to help prove his innocence posthumously and catch the real killer. Explicit descriptions of sex, violence, and strong language. Bestseller. 2007.

The Secret Passion of Simon Blackwell     RC 65482
8 hours 7 minutes
by Samantha James
read by Anne Flosnik
1848. On a rare trip to London, reclusive Simon Blackwell rescues a child and meets Lady Annabel McBride. Caught in a passionate kiss that compromises Anne’s reputation, Simon and Anne reluctantly wed. Anne seeks her husband’s love but Simon, haunted by his past, remains distant. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

The Secret Pearl     RC 64109
12 hours 50 minutes
by Mary Balogh
read by Lindsay Ellison
Fleeing a lascivious guardian and murder charges, Isabella Fleur Bradshaw turns to prostitution. Her sole customer, married duke Adam Kent, hires her anonymously as a governess. When Fleur discovers her employer’s identity, only one concern remains— whether she will become his mistress or his wife. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 1991.

Secrets     RC 66866
8 hours 59 minutes
by Jude Deveraux
read by Erin Jones
Cassie Madden works as a nanny for widower Jeff Ames—a man Cassie has had a crush on since she was twelve. When Jeff begins dating spoiled Skylar, heartbroken Cassie befriends a retired actress and accidentally uncovers a long-forgotten mystery and secrets involving Jeff. 2008.

Secrets of a Proper Lady: The Last Man Standing, Book 3    RC 65422
11 hours 4 minutes
by Victoria Alexander
read by Corrie James
London, 1854. Lady Cordelia Bannister’s father arranges her marriage to American entrepreneur Daniel Sinclair. Cordelia pretends to be her own ladies’ companion to meet her fiancé, while Daniel passes himself off as his secretary. The two fall in love without knowing the truth. Some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2007.

Seventeen and In-Between     RC 64949
3 hours 19 minutes
by Barthe DeClements
read by Kristin Allison
Washington state. While seventeen- year-old Elsie contends with her divorced parents, younger sister, and long-distance boyfriend Craddoc, she corresponds with her friend Jack. Although Jack is logging trees after having dropped out of school, he is psychologically more comforting to Elsie than Craddoc and his demands. For senior high readers. 1984.

She Ain’t the One     RC 65849
7 hours 13 minutes
by Carl Weber and Mary B. Morrison
read by Bob Moore
Mentally unstable Ashlee Anderson from Dallas meets Jay Crawford at a Washington, D.C., nightclub and begins an affair. Jay is smitten with Ashlee, but her behavior begins to unravel when she discovers Jay has a child with his ex-girlfriend. Explicit descriptions of sex, strong language, and some violence. 2006.

Sierra’s Homecoming: The McKettrick Brothers, Book 5    RC 65892
7 hours 50 minutes
by Linda Lael Miller
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Single mother Sierra McKettrick moves from Florida to her ancestral Arizona ranch where she meets horse trainer Travis Reid. Sierra’s son Liam starts seeing ghosts and a teapot begins moving around—events that could be connected to Sierra’s early-twentieth- century ancestor Hannah. Some explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2006.

Simon Says     RC 66164
10 hours 26 minutes
by Lori Foster
read by Erin Jones
After he learns his girlfriend has been unfaithful, ex-fighter Simon trains to return to the ring. Meanwhile, Simon’s estranged father hires PI Dakota Dream to bring Simon to him. A longtime fan of the boxer, Dakota falls for Simon, despite herself. Explicit descriptions of sex and strong language. 2007.

Sizzle and Burn: An Arcane Society Novel     RC 65914
8 hours 28 minutes
by Jayne Ann Krentz
read by Kristin Allison
Raine Tallentyre’s paranormal ability to hear voices leads her to her deceased aunt’s basement. There she discovers a serial killer’s latest victim-to-be. Raine falls for PI Zack Jones, who is using his mirror talent to investigate Raine’s family. Explicit descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

Someday Soon     DB/RC 67086
8 hours 10 minutes
by Debbie Macomber
read by Erin Jones
San Francisco. Widow Linette Collins meets Cain McClellan, a childhood friend of her brother-in-law, at her sister’s Christmas party. Linette discovers that Cain owns a company of mercenaries who rescue kidnapping victims. When they fall in love, Linette becomes a target. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 1995.

Someone to Watch Over Me     RC 65304
8 hours 55 minutes
by Lisa Kleypas
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Bow Street runner Grant Morgan rescues from the Thames a near-drowned, amnesiac woman he believes to be Vivien Rose Duvall, a notorious courtesan who recently humiliated him in society circles. Grant exacts revenge by convincing her they are lovers as he seeks her assailant. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 1999.

Something Blue     RC 66578
10 hours 46 minutes
by Emily Giffin
read by Elisabeth Rodgers
Beautiful, self-centered New Yorker Darcy Rhone’s life disintegrates when her friend steals her fiancé and her lover dumps her. Alone and pregnant, Darcy flees to London to stay with her friend Ethan, who criticizes Darcy’s selfish behavior. Sequel to Something Borrowed (RC 66386). Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2005.

Something Borrowed     RC 66386
11 hours 24 minutes
by Emily Giffin
read by Elisabeth Rodgers
New York attorney and perennial “good girl” Rachel celebrates her thirtieth birthday by sleeping with her childhood friend Darcy’s fiancé Dex. Rachel discovers that Dex, a classmate from their law school days, really loves her but is afraid to end his engagement. Some strong language. 2004.

Song of the Road: Route 66     RC 64638
11 hours 12 minutes
by Dorothy Garlock
read by Madelyn Buzzard
New Mexico, 1935. Pregnant widow Mary Lee Clawson takes over the family’s neglected Route 66 motor court. She attempts to revive business but must contend with her alcoholic mother and former father-in-law. Framed ex-con Jake Ramero offers assistance. Some explicit descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 2004.

Stern Men     DB/RC 67106
11 hours 43 minutes
by Elizabeth Gilbert
read by Jill Fox
The author of Eat, Pray, Love (RC 61789) pens a novel about two neighboring Maine islands and their feuding residents in the 1970s. Ruth Thomas returns from boarding school and hangs out with the locals. Romance blooms amid fighting over lobster territory. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2000.

Street Love     RC 64085
1 hour 31 minutes
by Walter Dean Myers
read by Gary Roan
College-bound Harlem teen Damien falls in love with sixteen-year-old Junice. But when Junice’s mother is sent to prison, Junice struggles to keep her younger sister with her. Meanwhile Damien fights with a rival who belittles their love. For senior high readers. 2006.

Suite 606     DB/RC 68075
11 hours 42 minutes
by J.D. Robb and others read by Gabra Zackman
Four romantic tales featuring the supernatural. “Ritual in Death” finds New York policewoman Eve Dallas and her husband investigating a murder with an amnesiac witness. In Mary Blayney’s “Love Endures” a couple reunites after the dead husband becomes a ghost. Descriptions of sex, some strong language, and some violence. 2008.

Sundays at Tiffany’s     RC 67037
5 hours 47 minutes
by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet
read by Susan McInerney
Thirtysomething Jane is reunited with a sweet, funny, and handsome man from her past named Michael who happens to be her imaginary friend from childhood. But not even Michael knows the real reason they have been brought together. Some explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

Sweet Love     RC 67490
9 hours 3 minutes
by Sarah Strohmeyer
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
The mother of Boston reporter and single parent Julie Mueller tries to reunite Julie with former crush Michael Slayton at a pastry class. But Julie and Michael are still feuding over a story Julie broke years ago, and, besides, Julie’s too busy to fall in love. Some strong language. 2008.

Taken by Storm     RC 65234
5 hours 14 minutes
by Tami Hoag
read by Kristin Allison
Trauma nurse Julia McCarver rejects her former lover Storm Dalton when he returns suddenly after having abandoned her three times. Julia has since remade her life and is now happily engaged. But Storm is intent on winning her back. Descriptions of sex and some strong language. 1992.

Tangled Up in You     RC 67014
7 hours 26 minutes
by Rachel Gibson
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
True-crime writer Maddie Dupree arrives in Truly, Idaho, to write a book about a decades-old crime—a wife killed her bar-owner husband, his waitress girlfriend, and herself. The murdered husband’s son falls for Maddie, unaware she is the waitress’s daughter. Explicit descriptions of sex and strong language. 2007.

The Taste of Innocence: The Cynster Family, Book 14     RC 65101
14 hours 0 minutes
by Stephanie Laurens
read by Kristin Allison
Somerset, England; 1833. Charlie Morwellan, the earl of Meredith, marries local girl Sarah Conningham to continue his lineage. Sarah, however, demands true love and works hard to capture Charlie’s heart. Meanwhile, an anonymous speculator wants Sarah’s farm, on which she runs an orphanage. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

Tempting Fortune: The Malloren Family, Book 2     DB/RC 67680
12 hours 57 minutes
by Jo Beverley
read by Madelyn Buzzard
England, 1761. Portia St. Claire, impoverished by her gambling half brother, attempts to ask a family friend, the earl of Walgrave, for a loan. She instead meets Lord Bryght Malloren, who falls in love. But Portia needs to rescue her sibling before considering romance. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 1995.

To Catch a Highlander: MacLean Family, Book 3     RC 67160
7 hours 45 minutes
by Karen Hawkins
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
After her gambling father Red MacFarlane loses their Scottish home to Lord Dougal MacLean, Sophia aims to win it back in a card game. When Dougal arrives to inspect his property, Sophia uses her wits to seduce him, unaware that Dougal has overheard her plan. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

To Scotland, with Love: MacLean Family, Book 2     RC 66752
8 hours 54 minutes
by Karen Hawkins
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
When Gregor MacLean believes his best friend Venetia Oglivie has been abducted from her London home, he sets off to rescue her. A carriage accident and a snowstorm set the stage for Gregor and Venetia to discover they both desire much more than friendship. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

Total Control: A NASCAR Novel     DB/RC 67813
6 hours 52 minutes
by Pamela Britton
read by Erin Jones
Indi Wilcox works for an organization that grants wishes to ill children. She dislikes race-car driver Todd Peters for standing up her small client twice. She also does not trust professional athletes after dating a quarterback, but Todd proves her wrong. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2007.

Tribute     DB/RC 67339
14 hours 49 minutes
by Nora Roberts
read by Annie Wauters
Cilla purchases the neglected Virginia farm where her grandmother Janet, a famous actress, committed suicide. As Cilla works on the house, she meets her intriguing graphic-novelist neighbor, discovers Janet’s mysterious love letters, and becomes the target of threatening vandalism. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2008.

Unexpected     RC 67374
9 hours 10 minutes
by Lori Foster
read by Colleen Delany
Wealthy Eli Connors hires mercenary Ray Vereker to rescue Eli’s brother from the Central American jungle. Eli is shocked to learn Ray is a female, but her skills impress him. When Ray reluctantly lets Eli accompany her, mutual attraction builds. Explicit descriptions of sex, strong language, and some violence. 2003.

The Unfortunate Miss Fortunes     RC 65579
10 hours 57 minutes
by Jennifer Crusie and others read by Martha Harmon Pardee
The three magical Fortune sisters— Dee, Lizzie, and Mare—are on the run from their evil aunt Xan. Xan casts a spell to send each girl her true love, but it will cost them their powers. The girls try to beat Xan at her own game. Some explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2007.

Up Close and Dangerous     RC 65308
10 hours 16 minutes
by Linda Howard
read by Barbara Rappaport
Seattle widow Bailey Wingate and her pilot Cam Justice struggle to survive a crash in the mountains after their plane is sabotaged. Six desperate days later the two have fallen in love, but Bailey suspects her grown stepchildren of foul play. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2007.

The Warrior: The Brotherhood of the Sword     RC 65855
7 hours 35 minutes
by Kinley MacGregor
read by Corrie James
Lochlan MacAllister rescues a woman from her captors only to learn she is the French king’s illegitimate daughter Catarina, who is fleeing an arranged marriage. Lochlan agrees to help her— but first he must uncover the truth about his presumed-dead brother Kieran. Some explicit descriptions of sex and some violence. 2007.

Web of Love: Amberley Family, Book 2     RC 66642
12 hours 54 minutes
by Mary Balogh
read by Madelyn Buzzard
After her husband is killed at Waterloo, Ellen Simpson cares for his wounded comrade Dominic Amberley, from The Gilded Web (RC 33530). The two fall in love, but Ellen has regrets and returns to England alone. With help from his family, Dominic woos Ellen. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 1990.

The Wedding Dress     RC 66389
14 hours 2 minutes
by Kimberly Cates
read by Elisabeth Rodgers
American action-hero actress Emma McDaniel travels to Scotland to immerse herself in fourteenth-century history for her next movie. Archaeologist Dr. Jared Butler is hired to train Emma to become a medieval lady. Despite initial hostility, the two discover passion. Some explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2007.

A Week from Sunday     RC 65887
9 hours 15 minutes
by Dorothy Garlock
read by Kerry Dukin
Louisiana, 1935. Lawyer Richard Pope controls Adrianna Moore’s inheritance but will share it—if she marries him. Adrianna flees and crashes her car into Quinn Baxter’s truck. She agrees to help Quinn with his disabled brother, then falls in love. Strong language, some explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2007.

What They Want     RC 66022
13 hours 46 minutes
by Omar Tyree
read by Bill Quinn
African American model Terrance Mitchell pursues his self-indulgent ways in a world of beautiful women and exotic locales. Everything changes when a woman from his past forces him to reassess his lifestyle and inspires him to give her what she truly wants. Explicit descriptions of sex and strong language. 2006.

When Good Things Happen to Bad Boys     RC 63532
7 hours 13 minutes
by Lori Foster and others read by Michele Schaeffer
Three stories about unexpected love. In “Playing Doctor” a physician woos an innocent nursing student. In “The Lady of the Lake” a baseball player rescues a woman from drowning. In “Hardhats and Silk Stockings” an architect falls for a female contractor. Explicit descriptions of sex and strong language. 2006.

Where the Heart Leads: From the Casebook of Barnaby Adair    RC 65864
17 hours 19 minutes
by Stephanie Laurens
read by John Polk
London, 1835. Outspoken Penelope Ashford runs an orphanage. When four of her charges are kidnapped, Penelope asks PI Barnaby Adair for assistance. Adair enlists the help of Inspector Basil Stokes of Scotland Yard in the investigation and begins a passionate romance with Penelope. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

A Wicked Gentleman: Cavendish Square Trilogy, Book 1    RC 65061
13 hours
by Jane Feather
read by Corrie James
Two sisters-in-law from the countryside, Lady Cornelia “Nell” Dagenham and Lady Aurelia Farnham, accompany their friend Lady Livia Lacey to London after Livia inherits a house on Cavendish Square. Viscount Bonham, spying against France, needs the house for espionage—and soon falls in love with Nell. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

Wife for Hire     RC 65429
4 hours 54 minutes
by Janet Evanovich
read by Colleen Delany
Former bad boy Hank Mallone needs to appear settled to secure a bank loan for his recently inherited apple orchard in Skogen, Vermont. After teacher- turned-writer Maggie Toone responds to Hank’s ad for a pretend wife, the two try not to fall in love. Some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 1990.

Wild Sweet Love     RC 65664
10 hours 15 minutes
by Beverly Jenkins
read by Catherine Byers
Philadelphia,1895. When part-black, part-Seminole train robber Teresa July is apprehended, she’s paroled to wealthy African American socialite Molly Nance. Molly conspires to transform Teresa into a proper lady and match her with her gambler- turned-banker son Madison, who is wary of his mother’s ward. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

Wizard’s Daughter: A Sherbrooke Bride Book     RC 65687
10 hours 25 minutes
by Catherine Coulter
read by Kristin Allison
It is love at first sight for Ryder Sherbrooke’s ward Rosalind and Nicholas Vail, the earl of Mountjoy. After finding a book written in a code that only Rosalind can translate, the couple marries and embarks on an adventure involving wizards. Some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2008.

Wolf River     RC 64707
9 hours 2 minutes
by Jill Gregory
read by Kristin Allison
Author Erinn Winters’s search for her estranged sister Devon leads to Wolf River, Montana. Erinn rents a cabin from Jase Fortune, a cowboy trying to discover who is killing his cattle. Erinn works to restore her relationship with Devon while building one with Jase. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

Science Fiction

The Aftermath: Asteroid Wars, Book 4     RC 66159
10 hours 59 minutes
by Ben Bova
read by Jack Fox
Spaceship captain Victor Zacharias becomes separated from his family during an attack on the asteroid habitat Chrysalis. Three years later, Victor’s fate intertwines with those of repentant cyborg Dorn, who commanded the assault, industrialist Martin Humphries, and a mysterious artifact. Sequel to Silent War (RC 60145). Some strong language. 2007.

The Android’s Dream     RC 64735
14 hours 55 minutes
by John Scalzi
read by Pat Bottino
When a human diplomat kills an alien counterpart, the aliens demand a sheep specimen known as Android’s Dream for their coronation ceremony. Eluding adversaries, techie Harris Creek locates the “sheep,” which turns out to be Robin Baker—a pet-store owner with dubious DNA. Strong language. 2006.

The Armies of Memory     RC 66577
14 hours 28 minutes
by John Barnes
read by Jeremy Gage
Unknown assassins target Giraut Leones, agent for the Thousand Cultures’ shadowy Office of Special Projects. Giraut’s investigation leads to his native Nou Occitan, where he encounters violence from beings both human and artificial. Sequel to A Million Open Doors (RC 65694). Some descriptions of sex and some violence. 2006.

Beast Master’s Circus     RC 64811
8 hours 44 minutes
by Andre Norton and Lyn McConchie
read by Gabra Zackman
Circus boss Dedran prowls the universe abducting animals from beast- master teams and sometimes killing their telepathic human counterparts. When the show arrives in Arzor, young circus trainer Laris tries to thwart Dedran’s deadly plot with help from beast master Hosteen Storm, Storm’s wife Tani, and his half brother Logan. 2004.

Brasyl     RC 66470
17 hours 36 minutes
by Ian McDonald
read by Jonathan Davis
Three characters link past, present, and future Brazil. In 2032, impresario Edson participates in illegal quantum computing. In 2006, television producer Marcelina encounters an ancient conspiracy. In 1732, Father Luis makes a discovery in the Amazon, testing his faith and the nature of reality. Strong language and some violence. 2007.

Cauldron: Engines of God, Book 6     RC 66157
13 hours 38 minutes
by Jack McDevitt
read by Roy Avers
Twenty-third century. Scientist Jon Silvestri convinces the Prometheus Foundation to fund production of an interstellar travel system. Ex-pilot Priscilla Hutchins, from Odyssey (RC 64192), joins the crew of the test ship Happy Times on a perilous journey to find the source of devastating omega clouds in the galactic core. 2007.

A Darkling Plain: The Hungry City Chronicles, Book 4    RC 65450
14 hours 45 minutes
by Philip Reeve
read by Anne Flosnik
In this sequel to Infernal Devices (RC 64153)—and conclusion of the series—adventurous Tom Natsworthy and his daughter Wren, a budding aviatrix, hurry to the ruins of London to solve a mystery and deal with treachery from unexpected sources. For junior and senior high readers. 2006.

Destination: Void     RC 64538
10 hours 10 minutes
by Frank Herbert
read by J.P. Linton
The all-clone crew of the starship Earthling experiences an emergency when their organic mental core malfunctions. Project directors at Moon- base provide one solution: build an artificial consciousness, the success of which will have far-reaching ramifications. As the mission progresses some of the crew suspect a conspiracy. Some strong language. 1966.

The Draco Tavern     RC 65771
7 hours 17 minutes
by Larry Niven
read by Ray Foushee
Twenty-seven short science fiction tales about an intergalactic pub in Siberia that serves alien and human patrons alike. In “Table Manners” Draco Tavern owner Rick joins a group of carnivorous extraterrestrials on a hunt. In “Losing Mars” Red Planet natives arrive to settle a territorial dispute. Some strong language. 2006.

The Dreaming Void: The Void Trilogy, Book 1     RC 67257
21 hours 11 minutes
by Peter F. Hamilton
read by Kristin Allison
The Void, an impenetrable micro-universe that is steadily expanding, threatens to consume the entire galaxy. Telepath Inigo’s revelatory dreams of humans living in worlds within the Void spark a mass pilgrimage that some believe could trigger the apocalypse. Strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2007.

Dreamsnake     RC 65218
10 hours 28 minutes
by Vonda N. McIntyre
read by Erin Jones
On her first mission, healer Snake loses her “dreamsnake,” the telepathic serpent essential to her work. On a dangerous quest for a replacement she encounters desert dwellers, mountain inhabitants, and Arevin, a youth who has fallen in love with her. Descrip- tions of sex and some violence. 1978.

Empire     RC 66281
12 hours 2 minutes
by Orson Scott Card
read by Jim Zeiger
Unknown assailants attack the White House, killing the president and vice president and plunging the American Empire into a second civil war. As Right battles Left, a small group of special ops officers set out to reunite the country and find the saboteurs. Some violence and some strong language. 2006.

Empire from the Ashes     RC 64780
40 hours 50 minutes
by David Weber
read by Robert Sams
Science fiction trilogy. In Mutineers’ Moon interstellar pilot Colin MacIntyre takes command of a camouflaged alien spaceship to suppress a mutiny on Earth. The saga continues in The Armageddon Inheritance and Heirs of Empire. Violence, some descriptions of sex, and some strong language. 2003.

Extras     RC 65454
9 hours 6 minutes
by Scott Westerfeld
read by Mary Kane
After Tally Youngblood’s defeat of a strict regime in Specials (RC 62890), society becomes a popularity game. Fifteen-year-old “extra” Aya wants to be famous and joins a girl clique that courts death with dangerous stunts. But the “inhumans” kidnap the girls to protect a weapon. For senior high readers. 2007.

A Fall of Moondust     RC 64847
8 hours 17 minutes
by Arthur C. Clarke
read by Fred Major
Captain Pat Harris is dumbfounded when his dust-cruiser, the Selene, sinks without a trace beneath the surface of the moon’s Sea of Thirst during a routine tourist run. The passengers face no immediate danger, but rescuers may be unable to locate the vessel before the air supply runs out. 1961.

The Final Key: Part Two of Triad; Saga of the Skolian Empire, Volume 11     RC 65870
12 hours 39 minutes
by Catherine Asaro
read by Jill Fox
Personal conflict within the ruling dynasty and war with the hostile traders threaten to destroy the Skolian Empire. Hope rests with imperial heiress Sauscony Valdoria, a military cadet determined to avenge her family and save her empire. Sequel to Schism (RC 65539). Some descriptions of sex and some violence. 2005.

Fireships     RC 67050
12 hours 45 minutes
by David Drake
read by J.P. Linton
Intergalactic trader Sarah “Sal” Blythe narrowly escapes an attack on her vessel by Earth’s North American Federation. Determined to retaliate, Sal allies with warrior Stephen Gregg, commander Piet Ricimer, and Venusian rebels in a raid against the federation. Sequel to Through the Breach (RC 46309). Some violence. 1996.

Firstborn: A Time Odyssey, Book 3     RC 66072
14 hours 26 minutes
by Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter
read by J.P. Linton
2069. The Firstborn, a hostile alien race determined to annihilate humanity, send an asteroid-sized object called a Q-bomb to obliterate Earth. Former British soldier Bisesa Dutt, freshly awakened from hibernation, journeys to Mir—an alternate, temporally disturbed Earth—to find a solution. Sequel to Sunstorm (RC 60492). 2007.

Fleet of Worlds     RC 66712
11 hours 23 minutes
by Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner
read by Corrie James
Two hundred years before Ringworld’s discovery, the alien Citizens flee a supernovae chain reaction in their Fleet of Worlds. Spaceship navigator and colonist Kirsten Quinn-Kovacs, a descendent of humans rescued as embryos from an abandoned starship, scouts ahead for danger and uncovers disturbing, long-hidden truths about her ancestors’ origins. 2007.

Glasshouse     RC 65900
14 hours 40 minutes
by Charles Stross
read by John Polk
Robin awakens in a clinic with little memory and an assassin on his trail. To elude pursuers, he joins an experimental society but finds that even with a new identity he’s not out of danger. Some explicit descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. Hugo Award finalist. 2006.

The Golden Transcendence; or, the Last of the Masquerade: The Golden Age, Book 3     RC 65500
15 hours 28 minutes
by John C. Wright
read by J.P. Linton
Phaethon of Rhadamanth, the now-mortal exile from the utopian society of Golden Oecumene, battles for humanity in the starship Phoenix Exultant. Phaethon travels to the sun to thwart an attack he believes will occur during the Transcendence, when all minds merge. Sequel to The Phoenix Exultant (RC 64810). 2003.

Gone     RC 67156
12 hours 27 minutes
by Michael Grant
read by Kristin Allison
In Perdido Beach, California, people fifteen years or older suddenly disappear. Televisions, Internet access, and phones vanish, too. Bullies take over, food runs out, animals mutate, and some kids develop supernatural powers. What will happen to Sam on his fifteenth birthday? Some violence. For junior and senior high readers. 2008.

Halo: Contact Harvest     RC 65688
14 hours 10 minutes
by Joseph Staten
read by Erik Sandvold
The year 2524. Harvest, a peaceful farming colony on a remote planet, is threatened by an aggressive alien empire known as the Covenant. Avery Johnson, a young marine staff sergeant fresh from Earth’s civil war, leads an inexperienced militia to save Harvest’s citizens—and all of humanity. Some violence. Bestseller. 2007.

Hunters of Dune     RC 65676
19 hours 32 minutes
by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson
read by J.P. Linton
First volume in the conclusion of the Dune series, set three years after events in Chapterhouse, Dune (RC 21526). Refugees and reanimated warriors aboard the no-ship Ithaca flee the ruthless Honored Matres and an unknown enemy. Based on the outline and notes of Frank Herbert. Some violence. 2006.

Hunter’s Run     RC 66263
11 hours 40 minutes
by George R.R. Martin and others read by Erik Sandvold
Prospector Ramón Espejo kills a man during a drunken brawl on the colonized planet São Paulo. Ramón flees into the wilderness, where he is captured by aliens. To survive, Ramón must outwit his enemies, confront his true nature, and uncover the truth about the murder. Violence and strong language. 2008.

Icebones: Mammoth Trilogy, Book 3     RC 65070
7 hours 39 minutes
by Stephen Baxter
read by Michele Schaeffer
Silverhair’s daughter Icebones awakens from sleep in another time. She finds the world changed and the Fireheads gone. Now the woolly mammoths must once again survive on their own. It is up to Icebones, with her accumulated knowledge of their history, to lead them. Sequel to Longtusk (RC 65057). 2001.

Indigara; or, Jet and Otis Conquer the World     RC 66422
4 hours 8 minutes
by Tanith Lee
read by Susan McInerney
While visiting Ollywood—the movie capital of her Earth-like planet—fourteen-year-old Jet and her robot dog Otis are transported to Indigara, a world of rejected fantasy and science fiction movie pilots. Meanwhile back in their hotel, two shadow facsimiles imperfectly cover for them. For junior and senior high readers. 2007.

Jumper: Griffin’s Story     RC 66010
6 hours 34 minutes
by Steven Gould
read by Graeme Malcolm
Nine-year-old Griff O’Conner causes his parents’ murders in San Diego when he teleports himself to avoid a bully. Griff hides with friends until, at sixteen, he is ready to confront the killers. Sequel to Jumper (RC 37465). Violence and strong language. For junior and senior high readers. 2007.

Life as We Knew It     RC 65047
9 hours 43 minutes
by Susan Beth Pfeffer
read by Aimee Jolson
Sixteen-year-old Miranda keeps a journal describing her family’s struggle to survive after an asteroid hits the moon and causes disastrous climate change on Earth. She records her feelings about losing contact with friends and the outside world, locating food, and keeping hope alive. For junior and senior high readers. 2006.

Little Brother     RC 67004
12 hours 42 minutes
by Cory Doctorow
read by Erik Sandvold
After a terrorist attack on San Francisco’s Bay Bridge, the Department of Homeland Security detains high school senior Marcus and his friends without cause. When Marcus is released, he lashes out at the authorities by hacking into the city’s universal electronic surveillance system. For senior high and older readers. 2008.

Longtusk: Mammoth Trilogy, Book 2     RC 65057
8 hours 15 minutes
by Stephen Baxter
read by Michele Schaeffer
Twelve-year-old woolly mammoth calf Longtusk senses his destiny to become a hero. Setting out on his own, he is captured by the Fireheads. Yet even in captivity Longtusk gathers the knowledge that will help him escape and return to his own clan. Sequel to Silverhair (RC 65056). 1999.

Masters of the Vortex 
7 hours 15 minutes
by E.E. “Doc” Smith
read by John Horton
Originally published as The Vortex Blaster. When nuclear fireballs suddenly appear, menacing planets in the galaxy, nucleonic scientist “Storm” Cloud sets out in his spaceship Vortex Blaster to destroy them. Set in the same universe as Chronicles of the Lensmen: Volume 1 (RC 64818) and Volume 2 (RC 65646). 1960.

The Merchants of Souls     RC 66816
13 hours 30 minutes
by John Barnes
read by Jeremy Gage
Debate rages over the use of deceased people’s personality recordings for virtual entertainment. Giraut, a divorced Council of Humanity agent, tries to stop the commercialization. Complicating matters, Giraut’s brain hosts the consciousness of a long-dead friend. Sequel to Earth Made of Glass (RC 66791). Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2001.

A Million Open Doors     RC 65694
11 hours 54 minutes
by John Barnes
read by Jeremy Gage
A new invention called the springer enables instantaneous interstellar travel between two isolated, disparate worlds—the romantic, swashbuckling Nou Occitan and the capitalistic, materialistic Caledony. Giraut, an Occitan troubadour, finds himself part of a diplomatic mission to Caledony, where he experiences a clash of cultures. Some descriptions of sex. 1992.

Mindscan     RC 65445
11 hours 8 minutes
by Robert J. Sawyer
read by Michael Scherer
2045. Facing a terminal illness, Jake Sullivan uses the Mindscan process to transfer a digital copy of his consciousness into an artificial body. Both versions of Jake face complications as biological Jake struggles in a lunar retirement community and synthetic Jake finds love with a fellow android. Strong language. 2005.

Now and Forever: Somewhere a Band Is Playing and Leviathan ’99     RC 66698
4 hours 0 minutes
by Ray Bradbury
read by Steven Carpenter
Two novellas. In Somewhere a Band Is Playing a writer investigates the mysteries of an Arizona town where no one seems to age. In Leviathan ’99—a reimagining of Melville’s Moby Dick (RC 34184)—astronaut Ishmael Hunnicut Jones boards a starship whose captain hunts the comet that blinded him. 2007.

Off Armageddon Reef     RC 65705
28 hours 2 minutes
by David Weber
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
To save humanity from advancing hostile aliens, Earth launches Operation Ark. Refugees colonize a distant planet they call Safehold, where leaders impose an oppressive religion forbidding technology and innovation. Centuries later, lieutenant commander Nimue Alban awakens with an android body preprogrammed to oppose the Church and restore freedoms. 2007.

The Outback Stars     RC 65289
12 hours 7 minutes
by Sandra McDonald
read by Kristin Allison
Lieutenant Jodenny Scott joins the dysfunctional crew of criminals and outcasts aboard the spaceship Aral Sea. Unusual incidents soon suggest major problems to Jodenny, and she begins to suspect that the mysterious alien-built intergalactic transport system is responsible. Strong language, some explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2007.

The Phoenix Exultant; or, Dispossessed in Utopia: The Golden Age, Book 2     RC 64810
12 hours 30 minutes
by John C. Wright
read by J.P. Linton
Ostracized from the utopian society of Golden Oecumene, Phaethon Prime of Rhadamanth sets out to reclaim his starship, the Phoenix Exultant. Aided by fellow exiles, Phaethon eludes enemies from another star who may be hunting him, as the Grand Transcendence approaches. Sequel to The Golden Age (RC 64033). 2003.

Pretender: Foreigner Universe, Book 8     RC 64783
13 hours 12 minutes
by C.J. Cherryh
read by Kimberly Schraf
Usurper Lord Murini seizes control of the atevi mainland. The deposed royal family and human diplomat Bren Cameron seek refuge with allies, as Cameron attempts to diffuse the civil war and stay alive. Meanwhile, over- thrown ruler Tabini gathers forces to retake the throne. Sequel to Destroyer (RC 60576). 2005.

Rash     RC 65447
4 hours 53 minutes
by Pete Hautman
read by Steven Carpenter
United Safer States of America, 2070s. Sixteen-year-old Bo Marsten is locked up for unsociable behavior like fighting. At an Arctic work camp, he’s recruited to play the illegal game of football until the disgruntled warden releases him into a wilderness full of polar bears. For senior high readers. National Book Award. 2006.

The Road to Dune     RC 66412
16 hours 49 minutes
by Frank Herbert and others read by J.P. Linton
Collection of notes, correspondences, and stories revealing the creative process behind the Dune series. Includes previously unpublished chapters from Frank Herbert’s Dune (RC 44126) and Dune Messiah (RC 19126), an alternate version of Dune called Spice Planet by Herbert’s son Brian and Kevin J. Anderson, and four short stories. 2005.

The Sam Gunn Omnibus: Featuring Every Story Ever Written about Sam Gunn, and Then Some     RC 65158
27 hours 1 minute
by Ben Bova
read by Jack Fox
Six-time Hugo Award winner presents dozens of tales featuring astronaut- turned-space-entrepreneur Sam Gunn. In “Sam’s War” Sam tangles with a lovely Ecuadorian assassin. In “The Prudent Jurist” Sam stands trial for genocide. Includes “Disappearing Act” and other stories of adventure and romance. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2007.

Schism: Part One of Triad; Saga of the Skolian Empire, Volume 10     RC 65539
14 hours 51 minutes
by Catherine Asaro
read by Jill Fox
Seventeen-year-old telepathic imperial heiress Sauscony Valdoria defies her father and enters an elite military academy, causing a rift that threatens to destroy the dynasty. The hostile traders plot to exploit the schism and conquer the Skolian Empire. Sequel to Skyfall (RC 58140). Some descriptions of sex and some violence. 2004.

Silverhair: Mammoth Trilogy, Book 1     RC 65056
7 hours 42 minutes
by Stephen Baxter
read by Michele Schaeffer
The woolly mammoths have survived many springs, but their numbers are dwindling. Only one family remains, and Silverhair, soon to become a mother, looks to the future. But first, the mammoths must face the two-legged menace Silverhair calls the Lost. 1999.

Slaughterhouse-Five; or, The Children’s Crusade—a Duty-Dance with Death     RC 64540
5 hours 24 minutes
by Kurt Vonnegut
read by Don Hagen
Billy Pilgrim, adrift in time, randomly revisits past and present manifestations: senile widower stalked by an assassin, hopeful young newlywed, giraffe on the planet Tralfamadore— where time is an illusion—and, most crucially, American POW during the firebombing of Dresden in World War II. Strong language. 1969.

Spin     RC 64784
14 hours 26 minutes
by Robert Charles Wilson
read by Steven Carpenter
Years ago, Tyler and his twin friends Jason and Diane watched the stars disappear as Earth was cocooned in an electromagnetic barrier. Now time differentials threaten Earth’s complete annihilation. Tyler works as a doctor while scientist Jason tries to save humanity and Diane joins a hedonist cult. Some strong language. 2005.

Star Wars: Allegiance     RC 64662
12 hours 24 minutes
by Timothy Zahn
read by Jim Zeiger
Following the Death Star’s destruction, Rebel Alliance leaders Princess Leia Organa, Jedi Luke Skywalker, and smuggler-turned-freedom-fighter Han Solo face unrest in the Shelsha sector. Meanwhile young countess Mara Jade undertakes a secret mission for her master Emperor Palpatine, and a group of renegade stormtroopers finds new allies. 2007.

Star Wars: Legacy of the Force; Exile, Book 4     RC 65693
12 hours 41 minutes
by Aaron Allston
read by Erik Sandvold
As the Galactic Alliance battles Corellian rebels, hopes for peace rest in the Solo and Skywalker families, who—despite strained relationships and divided loyalties—must unite to discover who is manipulating the war. Luke suspects the source of evil may be Lumiya, Dark Lady of the Sith— and Jacen Solo’s mentor. 2007.

Star Wars: Legacy of the Force; Revelation, Book 8     RC 66236
16 hours 50 minutes
by Karen Traviss
read by Erik Sandvold
Sith lord and Galactic Alliance leader Jacen Solo’s plan to save the galaxy threatens to destroy it. Jacen’s sister Jaina and uncle Luke Skywalker contemplate once-unthinkable strategies to dethrone Jacen, while Jedi apprentice Ben Skywalker—haunted by suspicions that Jacen killed Ben’s mother Mara—risks death to uncover the truth. Bestseller. 2008.

Star Wars: Legacy of the Force; Sacrifice, Book 5     RC 65800
16 hours 43 minutes
by Karen Traviss
read by Erik Sandvold
As her Jedi nephew Jacen Solo grows closer to the dark side, Mara Sky- walker sets out to destroy his mentor Lumiya, Dark Lady of the Sith—and, if need be, Jacen himself. Meanwhile Jacen faces one final test before becoming a true Sith lord: kill someone he loves dearly. 2007.

Star Wars: Legacy of the Force; Tempest, Book 3     RC 65408
13 hours 26 minutes
by Troy Denning
read by Erik Sandvold
Han and Leia Solo attempt to thwart a plot among Corellian insurgents to assassinate the Hapan Queen Mother, an ally of the Galactic Alliance. Meanwhile Jedi Luke Skywalker becomes increasingly concerned about his nephew Jacen’s training under the Sith woman Lumiya and Jacen’s influence over Luke’s own son Ben. 2006.

Star Wars: The Old Republic; Darth Bane, Rule of Two    RC 65922
10 hours 55 minutes
by Drew Karpyshyn
read by Jim Zeiger
Sith lord Darth Bane is on a quest to destroy the Jedi and rule the galaxy. Meanwhile, Jedi Johun Othone sets out to avenge the death of his master General Hoth, and Bane’s young apprentice Zannah begins to question her alliance with the Dark Side. 2008.

Things Will Never Be the Same: A Howard Waldrop Reader; Selected Short Fiction, 1980–2005     RC 65032
13 hours 39 minutes
by Howard Waldrop
read by Roy Avers
Sixteen short stories, each with an afterword by the author. In the Nebula and World Fantasy Award-winning “The Ugly Chickens,” a young biology student traverses rural Mississippi to uncover the true fate of the dodo. Includes “King of Where-I-Go,” “Flying Saucer Rock and Roll,” and others. 2007.

The Third Lynx     RC 67175
11 hours 14 minutes
by Timothy Zahn
read by Jim Zeiger
Aboard the Quadrail interstellar train, Frank Compton meets Mr. Smith, who needs help negotiating the purchase of alien relics. When Smith is murdered, Frank tries to acquire the artifacts before the parasitic Modhri collective can use them as weapons. Sequel to Night Train to Rigel (RC 62671). 2007.

This Is My Funniest, Book 2: Leading Science Fiction Writers Present Their Funniest Stories Ever     RC 67177
14 hours 49 minutes
edited by Mike Resnick
read by Erik Sandvold
Thirty short science fiction stories. Includes “Aliens Ate My Pickup” by Mercedes Lackey, “Invasion of the Jack Benny Snatchers” by John Gregory Betancourt, and “The Santa Claus Planet” by Frank M. Robinson. Companion to This Is My Funniest. . . (RC 65600). Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2007.

2012: The War for Souls     RC 66163
11 hours 29 minutes
by Whitley Strieber
read by Gary Tipton
Giant lenses emerge from ancient sites around the world, foretelling a doomsday of December 21, 2012. Chaos reigns as novelist Wylie Dale uncovers evidence that his storyline—about soul-stealing demons from an alternate realm who threaten to enslave humanity—is coming true. Strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2007.

The Unreasoning Mask     RC 65577
9 hours 55 minutes
by Philip José Farmer
read by David Hartley-Margolin
A mysterious entity threatens the known universe. To prevent destruction, Captain Ramstan of the research spaceship al-Buraq steals the glyfa, an all-knowing artifact of divine or satanic origin. Ramstan, offered immortality, is seduced by the glyfa’s powers and becomes a pawn of strange forces. 1981.

Unwind     RC 66918
10 hours 32 minutes
by Neal Shusterman
read by Erik Synnestvedt
In a future world, parents may “unwind,” or disassemble, their offspring between the ages of thirteen and eighteen to harvest their body parts for others’ use. Teens Connor, Risa, and Lev fight to uphold their beliefs and perhaps save their own lives. For junior and senior high readers. 2007.

Victory Conditions: Vatta’s War, Book 5     RC 66645
13 hours 8 minutes
by Elizabeth Moon
read by Erin Jones
Interstellar shipping scion Ky Vatta continues her quest to free star systems from tyrannical space pirate Gammis Turek and avenge the destruction of her family and the merchant empire. Ky marshals a fleet of ships but faces enemy spies and a galaxy-wide conspiracy. Sequel to Command Decision (RC 64013). 2008.

The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twenty-fifth Annual Collection     DB/RC 67101
46 hours 7 minutes
edited by Gardner Dozois
read by John Polk
Thirty-two tales and review of 2007’s works. In Greg Egan’s “Glory” interstellar scientists investigate a mystery someone doesn’t want solved. Authors include John Barnes, Stephen Baxter, Ted Chiang, Nancy Kress, Ian McDonald, Alastair Reynolds, Robert Silver- berg, and Michael Swanwick. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

Short Stories

Cat o’ Nine Tales: And Other Stories     RC 65062
7 hours 3 minutes
by Jeffrey Archer
read by David Cutler
Twelve short tales, nine of which were inspired by the author’s two-year stint in English prisons. In “Don’t Drink the Water” a businessman tries to poison his wife on a trip to St. Petersburg— with unintended consequences. In “The Commissioner” a con artist in India targets the police chief. 2007.

The Collected Short Fiction of C.J. Cherryh     RC 65180
30 hours 22 minutes
by C.J. Cherryh
read by Madelyn Buzzard
More than twenty-four short stories and novellas written between 1976 and 2004 depicting magical, alien, and future Earth worlds. Includes “Cassandra,” the Hugo Award-winning tale of a woman cursed with prophetic madness, “Threads of Time,” “The Last Tower,” and more. 2003 introduction. Some descriptions of sex and some violence. 2004.

The Country of the Blind and Other Stories     RC 65130
14 hours 53 minutes
by H.G. Wells
read by Steven Carpenter
Thirty-three other-worldly short stories by British author H.G. Wells (1866–1946). In the title piece, a mountain climber falls from a steep ledge into the country of the blind, which has been isolated from the outside world for many generations. He mistakenly assumes that he will become king. 1911.

The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted: And Other Small Acts of Liberation     RC 67028
5 hours 36 minutes
by Elizabeth Berg
read by Mare Trevathan
Tales about women breaking free from conventions. In “Truth or Dare” the protagonist struggles to accept that her ex-husband has moved on. In the title story the main character flees a Weight Watchers meeting to indulge her forbidden-food cravings. Some strong language. 2008.

A Handful of Coppers: Collected Early Stories, Volume 1; Heroic Fantasy     RC 65171
12 hours 19 minutes
by Charles De Lint
read by Roy Avers
The six Aynber tales that open the volume are full of swordplay and sorcery. Four pieces feature Colum mac Donal, an outlawed Irishman, who joins King Arthur’s Knights. “The Skin and Knife Game,” coauthored by Lee Barwood, is a fantasy and horror mix. 2003.

Have a Little Faith     RC 64520
9 hours 55 minutes
by Jacquelin Thomas and others read by Catherine Byers
Four inspirational stories. In “Signs of Light” Brittany’s young son is diagnosed with leukemia, but she finds help from an unexpected source. A woman puts her trust in God in “Faith Will Overcome.” In “Maybelline” Olivia has cancer but finds friendship. In “Survival Instincts” Lynn forgives her attacker. 2006.

High Lonesome: New and Selected Stories, 1966–2006     RC 65160
25 hours 43 minutes
by Joyce Carol Oates
read by Michele Schaeffer
Thirty-six short stories by American author. In “The Tryst” a married man’s affair with a proud young artist ends abruptly when he takes her to his home instead of a hotel. In “Golden Gloves” a former boxer compares his career to his wife’s pregnancy. Violence and some strong language. 2006.

The Last Chicken in America: A Novel in Stories     RC 66909
7 hours 5 minutes
by Ellen Litman
read by Annie Wauters
Twelve interconnected stories about Russian Jewish immigrants settling in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. In the title story, seventeen-year-old Masha becomes responsible for her unemployed, non-English-speaking parents’ navigation of American ways. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2007.

Loot and Other Stories     RC 65215
7 hours 48 minutes
by Nadine Gordimer
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Ten stories from the Nobel Prize-winning South African author. In the title piece, an earthquake draws back the sea to reveal submerged treasures as unsuspecting looters rush to the spoils. In “Homage” an assassin visits the grave of the man he was paid to kill. Some descriptions of sex and some violence. 2003.

M Is for Magic     RC 65628
5 hours 39 minutes
by Neil Gaiman
read by Michael Russotto
Ten short stories and a prose poem by a Hugo and Nebula award winner. “How to Talk to Girls at Parties” concerns two fifteen-year-old boys who crash a party where the pretty girls are not who they appear to be. For junior and senior high readers. 2007.

A NASCAR Holiday     RC 65327
7 hours 58 minutes
by Kimberly Raye and others read by Kate Kiley
Three short stories involving romance and NASCAR drivers. In “Ladies, Start Your Engines . . .” Savannah wants to be a race-car mechanic. In “’Tis the Silly Season” Clay Slater hires Lisa Mahoney and her kids to be his family. In “Unbreakable” Dr. Maxine Gray studies drivers as athletes. Rita Award. 2006.

New Stories from the South: The Year’s Best, 2007     RC 65120
14 hours 54 minutes
edited by Edward P. Jones
read by Colleen Delany
Pulitzer Prize-winner presents eighteen southern short stories published in U.S. magazines in 2006. Features James Lee Burke’s “A Season of Regret,” Moira Crone’s “The Ice Garden,” and a hurricane tale by Allan Gurganus. Includes author biographies and commentary. Some descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 2007.

The O. Henry Prize Stories, 2008     RC 66915
15 hours 29 minutes
edited by Laura Furman
read by Mary Kane
Twenty prize-winning stories. In Anthony Doerr’s “Village 113” an Asian woman resists leaving a hamlet doomed by dam construction. Includes Edward P. Jones’s “Bad Neighbors,” Yiyun Li’s “Prison,” and tales by Michel Faber, Alice Munro, and William Trevor. Some descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 2008.

Once upon a Time (She Said)     RC 66867
15 hours 36 minutes
by Jane Yolen
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Fantasy writer presents a collection of short stories, poems, and essays. In the tale “Sans Soleil,” meaning sunless, a prince is raised in darkness in keeping with a dire prophecy. In “Ride Me like a Wave” a fisherman finds a mermaid in distress. Some descriptions of sex. 2005.

145th Street: Short Stories     RC 65859
3 hours 44 minutes
by Walter Dean Myers
read by Bob Moore
Ten short stories depicting life on a block in Harlem. In “Big Joe’s Funeral” Joe cashes in his life insurance to have a funeral while he’s still alive to enjoy the party. In “The Streak” a basketball player agonizes over missing the final shot of the game. For senior high readers. 2000.

Our Story Begins: New and Selected Stories     DB/RC 66662
12 hours 13 minutes
by Tobias Wolff
read by Steven Carpenter
Thirty-one tales about everyday people—husbands and wives, military men and women, rich kids, poor kids, parents and offspring, academics, and businessmen—at moments of moral reckoning. Includes Wolff’s master- pieces “In the Garden of the North American Martyrs” and “Soldier’s Joy.” Some strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

Presence: Stories     RC 65092
3 hours 59 minutes
by Arthur Miller
read by Steven Carpenter
The last six stories published by Arthur Miller (1915–2005). In the title piece, an aging man headed to the beach for an early morning walk encounters a young couple having sex. Their tryst triggers memories from the old man’s past. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2004.

Shakespeare’s Kitchen: Stories     RC 66910
6 hours 59 minutes
by Lore Segal
read by Ted Stoddard
Thirteen interrelated tales, several of which appeared in the New Yorker, about Vienna-born Ilka, newcomer to a Connecticut think tank, as she struggles to befriend her fellow academics, especially institute director Leslie Shakespeare. Includes “At Whom the Dog Barks” and O. Henry Prize winner “Reverse Bug.” Some strong language. 2007.

Some of Tim’s Stories     RC 65451
3 hours 54 minutes
by S.E. Hinton
read by Faith Potts
Fourteen intertwined stories about cousins Terry and Mike depict their happy childhood in Oklahoma and the chaotic paths their lives take after their fathers’ untimely deaths. Also contains interviews with the author about her novel The Outsiders (RC 22433), movie adaptations, and writing. For junior and senior high readers. 2007.

The Stories of John Cheever     RC 65170
31 hours 22 minutes
by John Cheever
read by Jack Fox
Sixty-one tales about marriage, suburbia, the middle class, Manhattan, families, theology, and decency. Cheever’s preface describes them: “stories of a long-lost world . . . when you heard the Benny Goodman quartets from a radio in the corner stationery store . . . when almost everybody wore a hat.” Some strong language. Pulitzer Prize. 1947.

What They Found: Love on 145th Street     RC 66294
5 hours 29 minutes
by Walter Dean Myers
read by Bob Moore
Fifteen stories set in Harlem centering around different aspects of love. In the first tale a dying man asks that his memorial service be held at the grand opening of his family’s beauty salon. Companion to 145th Street (RC 65859). Some strong language. For senior high readers. 2007.

When I Was Mortal     RC 65566
5 hours 44 minutes
by Javier Marías
read by Fred Major
Twelve stories from award-winning Spanish author. In “The Night Doctor” a Spaniard in Paris witnesses a physician attending his unhappily married hostess and one of her friends and later realizes that they both became widows shortly afterward. In “Fewer Scruples” a woman auditions for a porno film. Strong language. 1996.

Wild Nights! Stories about the Last Days of Poe, Dickinson, Twain, James, and Hemingway     DB/RC 67112
6 hours 48 minutes
by Joyce Carol Oates
read by Jill Fox
Stories by National Book Award winner explore the lives of five great writers nearing the end of life. “Papa at Ketchum, 1961” centers on Hemingway’s suicide plans. “Poe Posthumous: Or, the Light-House” imagines Poe as a lighthouse keeper in the South Pacific Ocean. Some strong language. 2008.

Spies and Espionage

The Amateur Spy     RC 66978
14 hours 24 minutes
by Dan Fesperman
read by Phil Gigante
Freeman Lockhart, a dispirited inter- national-aid worker, retires to a Greek island. But Lockhart is kidnapped and blackmailed into spying on a former colleague, Palestinian Omar al- Baroody, in Jordan. Meanwhile, an Arab American woman has her own agenda. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

The Bancroft Strategy     RC 64602
18 hours 45 minutes
by Robert Ludlum
read by Annie Wauters
Fired intelligence agent Todd Belknap travels to Lebanon to find fellow spy Jared Rinehart, who has been kidnap- ped by a militia group. Meanwhile, Andrea Bancroft joins her family’s foundation in order to gain an inheritance. The two connect when Bancroft discovers the firm’s true intent. Violence and strong language. 2006.

Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy: Gallagher Girls, Book 2    RC 66837
5 hours 29 minutes
by Ally Carter
read by Erin Jones
Just as Cammie Morgan is recovering from the breakup with her boyfriend, the all-girls Gallagher Academy is allowing fellow student spies from the Blackthorne Institute for Boys to attend classes. While flirting with Zach, Cammie gets blamed for causing a security breach. For junior and senior high readers. 2007.

Diamonds Are Forever: A James Bond 007 Novel     RC 65276
7 hours 55 minutes
by Ian Fleming
read by Jim Zeiger
British secret agent James Bond infiltrates the illegal diamond trade. The trail leads to America, where Bond uses beautiful Tiffany Case to get close to a notorious smuggling ring. But once Bond himself becomes the target, he turns to Tiffany for help. Some descriptions of sex and some violence. 1956.

For Your Eyes Only: A James Bond 007 Novel     RC 65302
6 hours 54 minutes
by Ian Fleming
read by Jim Zeiger
Five short episodes featuring British secret agent James Bond, master criminals, and beautiful women who are not what they seem. Bond’s exploits involve the destruction of a Russian spy unit, the murder of a Cuban thug, and the demise of a fiendish American. Violence and some strong language. 1960.

Live and Let Die: A James Bond 007 Novel     RC 65244
7 hours 47 minutes
by Ian Fleming
read by Jim Zeiger
British secret agent James Bond tracks Mr. Big, a Haitian gangster believed to be head of a voodoo cult and a member of a Soviet organization. The trail leads to New York City’s Harlem, Florida, and Jamaica, where Mr. Big may be financing operations with pirate treasure. Some violence. 1954.

Moonraker: A James Bond 007 Novel     RC 65927
8 hours 3 minutes
by Ian Fleming
read by Jim Zeiger
Secret agent James Bond investigates the activities of Sir Hugo Drax—card player, notorious cheat, and head of England’s new missile defense system, Moonraker. Aided by Gala, a beautiful fellow agent disguised as Drax’s private secretary, Bond uncovers trouble just before the project’s scheduled test launch. 1955.

Moscow Rules     DB/RC 67299
13 hours 18 minutes
by Daniel Silva
read by John Polk
Two Russian journalists die after learning that former KGB employee Ivan Kharkov plans to sell missiles to Al Qaeda. Art restorer Gabriel Allon, an Israeli agent, and CIA operative Sarah Crawford use Kharkov’s wife Elena, an avid art collector, to learn more. Violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

Mrs. Pollifax and the Second Thief     RC 65736
6 hours 18 minutes
by Dorothy Gilman
read by Suzanne Toren
New Jersey grandmother and part-time CIA operative Emily Pollifax travels to Sicily to rescue former agent John Farrell, who recently was hired to authenticate a document purportedly signed by Julius Caesar. Emily soon becomes embroiled in a dangerous scheme involving art forgery, arms dealing, and a professional assassin. 1993.

Mrs. Pollifax on Safari     RC 65508
7 hours 5 minutes
by Dorothy Gilman
read by Suzanne Toren
CIA agent Carstairs sends part-time New Jersey spy, the grandmotherly Emily Pollifax, on an African safari. Her assignment is to photograph a suspected international assassin believed to be targeting the Zambian president. All goes according to plan until Mrs. Pollifax is kidnapped by Rhodesian terrorists. 1976.

Protect and Defend: CIA Agent Mitch Rapp     RC 65530
9 hours 49 minutes
by Vince Flynn
read by Jack Fox
After Israel sabotages an Iranian nuclear-bomb-making facility, Iranian president Amatullah recruits Hezbol- lah terrorist Imad Mukhtar to retaliate. Meanwhile CIA spy Mitch Rapp convinces U.S. president Alexander to send the agency’s director Irene Kennedy to Mosul for negotiations— but then she’s kidnapped. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2007.

Restless     RC 65076
10 hours 39 minutes
by William Boyd
read by Erin Jones
England, 1976. Fearing for her life, Sally Gilmartin reveals her true identity as Eva Delectorskaya, a WWII British spy, to her adult daughter Ruth. As Ruth pieces together the past, her mother asks for help with one final mission. Some explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2006.

The Secret Servant     RC 65270
11 hours 14 minutes
by Daniel Silva
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Israeli intelligence operative and art restorer Gabriel Allon, from The Messenger (RC 63176), travels to Amsterdam to purge the files of a murdered terrorism analyst. Allon uncovers a plot by Islamic militants to kidnap the daughter of the U.S. ambassador in London and races to save her. Violence. Bestseller. 2007.

Tamar     RC 64879
12 hours 7 minutes
by Mal Peet
read by Jill Fox
1944. Two Dutchmen codenamed Tamar and Dart lead the resistance against the Nazis. Enduring starvation, Tamar lives with his lover Marijke while Dart resides at a hospital. Decades later a fifteen-year-old British girl named Tamar investigates her family’s past. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high readers. 2007.

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Sports

Farm Team: A Billy Baggs Novel     RC 64497
6 hours 24 minutes
by Will Weaver
read by Erik Synnestvedt
With his father in jail and his mother working full time, fourteen-year-old Billy runs the family’s Minnesota farm. Having little time for baseball, Billy starts a team that meets after chores. The assorted players—including Billy’s dog—are soon able to challenge the town team. For junior and senior high readers. 1995.

Gym Candy     RC 66590
7 hours 20 minutes
by Carl Deuker
read by Jonathan Davis
Football fanatic Mick Johnson, whose social and family life suffer because of his obsession, turns to steroids with hopes of improving his game. He experiences all the nasty side effects of the drug, including rage and depression—until he snaps. For senior high readers. 2007.

Keeper     RC 65441
6 hours 10 minutes
by Mal Peet
read by Michael Russotto
In an interview with a sportswriter just two days after winning the World Cup, South American soccer star El Gato (the Cat) describes his youth in the rain forest, where a mysterious mentor, the Keeper, taught him all of his game-playing strategies. For junior and senior high readers. 2003.

A Non-Blonde Cheerleader in Love     RC 65559
6 hours 33 minutes
by Kieran Scott
read by Jill Fox
Annisa, last seen in Brunettes Strike Back (RC 63359), and her Florida cheerleading squad have just won the national championship when their sport becomes coed. At first Annisa is thrilled that her boyfriend Daniel is practicing with them, but soon rivalries and temptations threaten the team. For senior high readers. 2007.

The Outside Groove     RC 65486
6 hours 57 minutes
by Erik E. Esckilsen
read by Mary Kane
Neglected high school senior Casey La Plante grew up surrounded by stock-car racing. Her older brother Wade hopes to make the national circuit this year. When Casey enlists her estranged uncle Harvey’s help in becoming the first local female driver, she uncovers family secrets. For senior high readers. 2006.

Playing for Pizza     RC 65195
7 hours 46 minutes
by John Grisham
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Third-string quarterback Rick Dockery of the Cleveland Browns disgraces himself in a championship game and is fired. Dockery insists that his agent  Arnie find him another job. When Arnie comes through, Dockery heads to Parma, Italy, where he faces culture shock. Bestseller. 2007.

Raiders Night     RC 65847
4 hours 53 minutes
by Robert Lipsyte
read by Mark Delgado
High school football star Matt faces a moral dilemma after witnessing a teammate’s vicious assault on another player. His father, his coaches, and the police pressure Matt, while he copes with his steroid abuse. Strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2006.

Seven Days at the Hot Corner     RC 65143
2 hours 56 minutes
by Terry Trueman
read by Alec Volz
While playing in his senior-year baseball tournament, Scott Latimer is dismayed, then panicked, when his best friend Travis Adams confesses that he is gay. Scott must wait seven days to learn whether he became HIV positive after handling Travis’s nosebleed. Some strong language. For senior high readers. 2007.

Suspense

The Abduction     RC 66857
12 hours 12 minutes
by Mark Gimenez
read by Fred Major
Ten-year-old Gracie Brice is snatched after a soccer game while her Internet- billionaire father is distracted by a phone call. As the FBI team assembles and her attorney mother offers a reward and a bounty, Gracie’s Vietnam-vet-sniper grandfather begins his search. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

All through the Night: A Troubleshooter Christmas     RC 65925
10 hours 28 minutes
by Suzanne Brockmann
read by Erik Sandvold
FBI agent Jules Cassidy and his boyfriend, actor Robin Chadwick, decide to marry. But before they exchange vows, the men face trouble from all directions—Jules is sent to Afghanistan, a reporter starts nosing around, and a deranged stalker tries to eliminate the couple. Descriptions of sex and strong language. 2007.

At the City’s Edge     RC 66902
12 hours 1 minute
by Marcus Sakey
read by Patrick Downer
Discharged soldier Jason Palmer returns from Iraq to find his widowed older brother Michael fighting a war against gang violence in their Chicago neighborhood. When Michael is murdered, Jason vows to keep Michael’s young son safe and find those responsible. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Blue Heaven     RC 66474
12 hours
by C.J. Box
read by David Hartley-Margolin
When twelve-year-old Annie and her ten-year-old brother witness a man’s murder near their north Idaho town, they are spotted and become the next targets. The shooters are retired L.A. cops who deviously volunteer to head up the search party and find the hiding kids. Violence and strong language. Edgar Award. 2007.

Blue Smoke and Murder     RC 66937
10 hours 8 minutes
by Elizabeth Lowell
read by Mary Kane
Arizona river guide Jill Breck receives a death threat shortly after her great- aunt leaves her a dozen unsigned paintings that once belonged to Jill’s grandmother. Jill asks security expert Zach Balfour to investigate the origins of the paintings. Strong language, some explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2008.

The Book of Air and Shadows     RC 65470
18 hours 28 minutes
by Michael Gruber
read by Gregory Gorton
A fire at an antiquarian bookstore reveals several seventeenth-century letters hinting at the existence of a previously unknown autographed Shakespearean manuscript. Lawyer Jake Mishkin and aspiring filmmaker Albert Crosetti race to find it but face competition from unknown enemies. Some descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 2007.

The Book of Lies     DB/RC 67532
11 hours 2 minutes
by Brad Meltzer
read by Patrick Downer
While helping homeless people, Cal Harper suddenly finds his long-lost father, who has just been shot. Father and son are soon running from a killer who seeks a mysterious relic linked to the creator of Superman—and to Cain and Abel. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

Child 44     RC 67117
15 hours 22 minutes
by Tom Rob Smith
read by Roy Avers
Stalinist Russia, 1953. Detective Leo Demidov is exiled to a remote village as a prison guard after his wife is accused of espionage. Demidov suspects a killer is preying on children along the Trans-Siberian Railway, but his investigation makes him an enemy of the state. Violence and strong language. 2008.

City of the Sun     RC 67163
10 hours 20 minutes
by David Levien
read by Jim Zeiger
Paul and Carol Gabriel’s twelve-year- old son, Jamie, disappears on his paper route in an Indianapolis suburb. A year later they hire PI Frank Behr, a former cop whose own son has died, to find Jamie. Violence and strong language. 2008.

Collision     RC 67269
11 hours 52 minutes
by Jeff Abbott
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Military consultant Ben Forsberg’s wife is shot dead while they are honeymooning. Two years later an assassin is murdered—and Ben’s card is found in the victim’s pocket. As Ben tries to convince Homeland Security agents he’s being framed, a deep-cover government agent violently rescues him. Violence and strong language. 2008.

The Crime Writer     RC 65704
10 hours 42 minutes
by Gregg Hurwitz
read by Jim Zeiger
L.A. crime novelist Drew Danner may have murdered his ex-fiancée, but he has no memory of it and knows only that he’s had a brain tumor removed. Danner is acquitted of the crime but continues to investigate his involvement. And then a copycat killing occurs. Violence and strong language. 2007.

Critical Space: An Atticus Kodiak Novel     RC 66468
13 hours 53 minutes
by Greg Rucka
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Luck has allowed professional bodyguard Atticus Kodiak to elude the assassin code-named Drama in the past, but when Drama experiences a threat to her own life, Atticus’s luck runs out. Drama captures Atticus’s current client as leverage for a deal. Violence and strong language. 2001.

Dark of the Moon     RC 65421
11 hours 1 minute
by John Sandford
read by Gregory Gorton
The night that Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension’s Virgil Flowers arrives in a small town to investigate the murder of an elderly couple, an old man is burned to death. Flowers must find the link before more bodies pile up. Explicit descriptions of sex, violence, and strong language. Bestseller. 2007.

The Dark Tide     RC 66504
12 hours 32 minutes
by Andrew Gross
read by Joe Peck
New York hedge-fund manager Charlie Friedman is presumed dead in a train explosion. Meanwhile, Connecticut detective Ty Hauck investigates a hit-and-run accident whose victim had Charlie’s name in his pocket. Ty works with Charlie’s widow to uncover some startling connections. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

The Darkest Evening of the Year     RC 65227
9 hours 17 minutes
by Dean Koontz
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Southern California. Amy Redwing’s personal mission is to rescue abandoned and endangered golden retrievers, including the rambunctious Nickie. Widower Brian McCarthy suspects that Amy is hiding something. Things turn uncanny when someone begins stalking Amy and her charges. Some violence. Bestseller. 2007.

Darkly Dreaming Dexter     RC 66175
8 hours 32 minutes
by Jeff Lindsay
read by Alec Volz
Dexter’s policeman foster dad discovered Dexter’s need to kill and counseled him to put his urges to good use. Now Dexter is a Miami police blood- spatter analyst who occasionally murders monstrous felons. Dexter hunts a serial killer whose technique is similar to his own. Violence and strong language. 2004.

Dead Time: An Alan Gregory Novel     RC 67348
12 hours 54 minutes
by Stephen White
read by Gregory Gorton
Psychologist Alan Gregory helps his ex-wife Merideth search for missing Lisa, a surrogate mother carrying the child of Merideth and her fiancé Eric. Clues lead to a Grand Canyon trip Eric and Lisa took long ago—and to another missing woman. Strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2008.

Death Angel     RC 67180
10 hours 22 minutes
by Linda Howard
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Drea Rousseau steals millions from her lover, drug lord Rafael Salinas, and escapes, but Salinas’s assassin catches up with her. Sent back from the afterlife to redeem herself, Rousseau later seeks out the FBI to bring Salinas down—and falls in love. Explicit descriptions of sex, violence, and strong language. 2008.

Deliver Me from Evil     RC 65830
10 hours 29 minutes
by Mary Monroe
read by Colleen Delany
Christine Thurman and her lover Wade concoct a kidnapping-for-ransom scheme to get her out of her unsatisfying marriage to wealthy video-store entrepreneur Jesse Ray. But once the plan is put in motion, things quickly disintegrate. Explicit descriptions of sex and strong language. 2007.

Disordered Minds     RC 66182
14 hours 21 minutes
by Minette Walters
read by Madelyn Buzzard
1970s. Howard Stamp, a bullied young man with mental disabilities, commits suicide after being convicted of murdering his grandmother. Decades later, an anthropologist helps try to exonerate Stamp by investigating the disappearance of a neighborhood girl that occurred the same week. Explicit descriptions of sex, violence, and strong language. 2003.

Double Take: An FBI Thriller     RC 64835
11 hours 44 minutes
by Catherine Coulter
read by Catherine Byers
San Francisco. FBI agent Cheney Stone saves Julia Ransom, a murdered psychic’s widow, from drowning after she is thrown into the bay. Meanwhile Virginia sheriff Dixon Noble arrives to search for his missing wife. When the cases overlap, FBI agent Dillon Savich assists Stone. Violence and some strong language. 2007.

Edge of Battle: A Major Jason Richter Adventure     RC 64690
16 hours 2 minutes
by Dale Brown
read by Jim Zeiger
Major Jason Richter, of Act of War (RC 61366), and Task Force TALON battle Russian terrorists who use a Mexican drug ring to infiltrate the United States. Meanwhile, the Mexican president plans a cross-border strike to recover territory lost in the nineteenth century. Violence and strong language. 2006.

The Face of Death     RC 65928
14 hours 51 minutes
by Cody McFadyen
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Still reeling from the murders of her family and friend in Shadow Man (RC 62153), FBI agent Smoky Barrett helps crime victim sixteen-year-old Sarah. The teen’s life is made nightmarish by a man who keeps killing everyone she comes to love. Explicit descriptions of sex, violence, and strong language. 2007.

Faces of Fear     RC 67430
9 hours 39 minutes
by John Saul
read by Laural Merlington
When teenager Alison Shaw moves to Hollywood after her mother Risa marries plastic surgeon Conrad Dunn, the doctor persuades Alison to have a breast enhancement. Meanwhile a serial killer who keeps his victims’ body parts is scaring L.A. residents. Commercial audiobook. Violence and some strong language. 2008.

Force of Nature: A Troubleshooter Novel     RC 65593
15 hours 19 minutes
by Suzanne Brockmann
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Florida PI Ric Alvarado allows his bored office assistant Annie Dugan to help find a missing young woman. The search leads to crime lord Gordon Burns, who gay FBI agent Jules Cassidy believes is working with terrorists. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

Good People     RC 66993
9 hours 2 minutes
by Marcus Sakey
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Chicagoans Tom and Anna Reed, in debt from unsuccessful fertility treatments, discover $400,000 in their deceased tenant’s apartment. The Reeds keep the money—not knowing that it came from drug dealing—and now have various criminals and the police on their backs. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Guilty     RC 66706
12 hours 9 minutes
by Karen Robards
read by Colleen Delany
Philadelphia. Single-mom prosecutor Kate White is held hostage until one of the captors—a figure from Kate’s troubled youth—recognizes her and releases her under threat of blackmail. To protect her past, Kate lies to investigator Tom Braga despite their mutual attraction. Explicit descriptions of sex, violence, and some strong language. 2008.

Heartsick     RC 65582
9 hours 53 minutes
by Chelsea Cain
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Two years ago, Portland, Oregon, detective Archie Sheridan was kidnapped and tortured by a female serial killer who then inexplicably surrendered. Now while he searches for a predator who is killing teenaged girls, Sheridan uncharacteristically allows a reporter to cover the story. Explicit descriptions of sex, violence, and strong language. 2007.

Heartstopper     RC 64902
14 hours 23 minutes
by Joy Fielding
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Teacher Sandy Crosbie discovers that her husband has moved the family to rural Torrance, Florida, to consummate an Internet love affair. Deputy sheriff John Weber exposes local secrets and suspects while investigating two murders of young women and the disappearance of Sandy’s teenage daughter. Some violence and some strong language. 2007.

Heat Lightning     DB/RC 67560
10 hours 28 minutes
by John Sandford
read by Gregory Gorton
Minnesota investigator Virgil Flowers, from Dark of the Moon (RC 65421), puzzles over corpses left on veterans’ memorials. The victims have lemons in their mouths—a tactic used in Vietnam War executions. Flowers pursues an elusive acquaintance of the victims. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2008.

Hollywood Station     RC 65317
11 hours 59 minutes
by Joseph Wambaugh
read by Adam Grupper
While trying to avoid allegations of racial profiling, a seasoned LAPD sergeant known as the Oracle dispatches veteran cops with rookies to deal with the addicts, crazies, and gangbangers that inhabit Hollywood. After a jewelry-store robbery, the investigation leads to the Russian Mafia. Commercial audiobook. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2006.

Ice Trap: A Novel of Suspense     RC 66932
11 hours 28 minutes
by Kitty Sewell
read by Alexander Strain
A thirteen-year-old girl from the Canadian wilderness writes to half-Welsh doctor Dafydd Woodruff claiming he is her and her twin brother’s father. Dafydd worked in Canada fourteen years ago but, despite a damning DNA test result, never slept with their mother, an antagonistic nurse. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2005.

Invisible Prey     RC 64997
10 hours 49 minutes
by John Sandford
read by Barry Bernson
The Minnesota governor asks detective Lucas Davenport to investigate the murder of wealthy, elderly Constance Bucher. Subsequent deaths and missing artifacts soon suggest a link to antiques theft. Lucas also tackles the case of a politician accused of statutory rape. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2007.

It Only Takes a Moment     RC 67487
6 hours 55 minutes
by Mary Jane Clark
read by Erin Jones
Popular television morning-show host Eliza Blake, from Do You Want to Know a Secret (RC 47977), is a widow raising her seven-year-old daughter Janie with the help of housekeeper Mrs. Garcia. Eliza’s world falls apart when Mrs. Garcia and Janie are kidnapped. Some violence and some strong language. 2008.

Killer View     DB/RC 67550
10 hours 32 minutes
by Ridley Pearson
read by Jim Zeiger
Sun Valley sheriff Walt Fleming and his veterinarian friends, brothers Mark and Randy Aker, are searching for a missing skier when Randy is killed. Then Mark disappears. Meanwhile Mark’s assistant is assaulted and sheep are dying. Sequel to Killer Weekend (RC 65288). Violence and strong language. 2008.

Killer Weekend     RC 65288
8 hours 3 minutes
by Ridley Pearson
read by Jim Zeiger
New York state attorney Liz Shaler arrives in posh Sun Valley, Idaho, to announce her candidacy for president. Sheriff Walt Fleming must protect her from a would-be assassin while juggling his nephew’s arrest, his wife’s infidelity, and a socialite’s murder. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

Killer Year: Stories to Die For—from the Hottest New Crime Writers     RC 67368
9 hours 35 minutes
edited by Lee Child
read by Gregory Gorton
Sixteen short stories from crime fiction writers, thirteen of them newcomers who published their first books in 2007. Also includes entries by established writers Duane Swierczynski and Ken Bruen—contributors to Dublin Noir (RC 64135)—and Allison Brennan. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

The Killing Ground: Sean Dillon Series     RC 65933
10 hours 11 minutes
by Jack Higgins
read by David Hartley-Margolin
When intelligence operative Sean Dillon stops English-born Casper Rashid at Heathrow airport after a suspicious trip, Rashid implores Dillon to help him. Rashid’s thirteen-year-old daughter has been kidnapped by her grandfather’s henchmen to marry her powerful terrorist cousin in Iraq. Violence and some strong language. 2008.

L.A. Outlaws     DB/RC 66125
11 hours 5 minutes
by T. Jefferson Parker
read by Colleen Delany
Schoolteacher and mother Suzanne Jones is also the infamous thief Allison Murietta—stealing cars, holding up fast-food joints, yet donating to charity. After she snatches diamonds in the wake of a gang fight, Suzanne needs the help of an infatuated cop. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2008.

Last Breath: A Sherry Moore Novel     RC 66306
8 hours 34 minutes
by George D. Shuman
read by Mary Kane
Women are being tortured with breath play that ends in strangulation. As in Eighteen Seconds (RC 62397), blind psychic Sherry Moore is asked to help identify the serial killer by reading the final seconds of memory stored in his victims. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

Lethal Justice: Revenge of the Sisterhood, Book 6     RC 65499
8 hours
by Fern Michaels
read by Catherine Byers
Alexis Thorn, a securities broker wrongly imprisoned for fraud, enlists the aid of the Sisterhood—a vigilante group that exacts justice when the legal system fails. The Sisterhood members plot revenge on the real culprits, Alexis’s former employers, but find themselves in danger of being exposed. Some strong language. 2006.

The Missing Girl     RC 66933
4 hours 32 minutes
by Norma Fox Mazer
read by Mary Kane
A middle-aged man secretly stalks the Herbert family’s five sisters, ages eleven to seventeen, as they go about  their everyday activities in the small town of Mallory, New York. Then the stranger makes his move, luring Autumn, the youngest girl, into his house. For junior and senior high readers. 2008.

Odd Hours     RC 66749
9 hours 15 minutes
by Dean Koontz
read by Guy Williams
After leaving the abbey in Brother Odd (RC 63120), Odd Thomas feels drawn to California’s Magic Beach. A mysterious pregnant woman, an obsessive employer, Frank Sinatra’s ghost, and dreams of a red tide play a part in Odd’s battle to stop an evil plan. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

Pandora’s Daughter     RC 65773
10 hours 31 minutes
by Iris Johansen
read by Jill Fox
When fifteen-year-old Megan’s mother is murdered, Megan’s psychic powers disappear as well as her memory of them. Twelve years later, forgotten acquaintance Neal Grady restores Megan’s ability to hear voices, tells her about her past, and requests her help. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

Plague Ship: The Oregon Files     DB/RC 66883
14 hours 38 minutes
by Clive Cussler
read by Mark Ashby
Captain Juan Cabrillo of the spy vessel Oregon discovers a cruise ship with all but one of its passengers dead from a virus. The ship was chartered by a self-help group, the Responsivists, who advocate population control. Cabrillo investigates. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

Power Play     RC 65442
10 hours 12 minutes
by Joseph Finder
read by Joe Peck
Hammond Aerospace junior executive Jake Landry joins top corporate officers—and CEO assistant Ali, his ex-girlfriend—on a retreat at a remote Canadian lodge. When armed men take the group hostage, Jake is the only one who can save them. Some descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 2007.

Privileged Information: An Alan Gregory Novel     RC 64773
12 hours 10 minutes
by Stephen White
read by Gregory Gorton
Boulder, Colorado. When three of psychologist Alan Gregory’s female patients die under suspicious circumstances, doctor-patient confidentiality prevents him from disclosing facts that will clear his name. With his practice and life at stake, Alan investigates on his own. Strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some violence. 1991.

The Quickie     RC 66819
6 hours 16 minutes
by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
read by Mary Stuart Masterson
NYPD detective Lauren Stillwell has a one-night stand with colleague Scott Thayer after seeing her husband Paul enter a hotel with another woman. Immediately after her brief interlude Lauren witnesses a crime that jeopardizes her marriage and her career. Commercial audiobook. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2007.

Quicksand: An Eve Duncan Novel     RC 66615
8 hours 55 minutes
by Iris Johansen
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Forensic reconstruction sculptor Eve Duncan receives a call from a male serial killer who claims he murdered her daughter Bonnie two years ago. Eve’s lover, detective Joe Quinn, and psychic Megan Blair, from Pandora’s Daughter (RC 65773), help investigate. Violence, some explicit descriptions of sex, and some strong language. 2008.

Rant: An Oral Biography of Buster Casey     RC 64697
11 hours 39 minutes
by Chuck Palahniuk
read by Ray Childs
After Buster “Rant” Casey dies in a fiery—possibly suicidal—car crash, his friends, enemies, and others recite unreliable accounts of Rant’s short life and exploits that included starting a rabies plague, joining an urban demolition derby, and engaging in time travel. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2007.

Restitution     RC 64541
11 hours 14 minutes
by Lee Vance
read by Jim Zeiger
Wall Street businessman Peter Tyler becomes the main suspect after his wife is murdered during a home robbery. Tyler flees and searches for his friend, Russian business tycoon Andrei Zhilina, who might help Tyler clear his name. Strong language. 2007.

Robert Ludlum’s the Arctic Event: A Covert-One Novel    RC 67440
14 hours 16 minutes
by James Cobb
read by Jeff Woodman
A cargo of deadly anthrax is discovered on an Arctic island—left over from a decades-old crash of a Soviet bomber. Lieutenant Colonel Jon Smith leads a Covert-One team dispatched to secure the biohazard, but an arms dealer and the Russians also arrive. Commercial audiobook. Violence and strong language. 2007.

Sacred: A PI Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro Novel    RC 65745
9 hours 48 minutes
by Dennis Lehane
read by L.J. Ganser
Boston PIs Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro are still reeling from a tragic case when billionaire Trevor Stone convinces them to get back to work. Stone, who is dying of cancer, wants to find his grown daughter, who is missing. Strong language, violence, and explicit descriptions of sex. 1997.

The Sanctuary     RC 65650
15 hours 15 minutes
by Raymond Khoury
read by Susan McInerney
Lebanon. Kidnappers take archaeology professor Evelyn Bishop after she becomes entangled in the deadly quest for an ancient codex containing the ingredients for an antiaging elixir. Evelyn’s daughter Mia and embassy official Jim Corben search for Evelyn and become the target of killers. Some violence and some strong language. 2007.

Shadow Man     RC 62153
13 hours 31 minutes
by Cody McFadyen
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
FBI agent Smoky Barrett made a career of tracking serial killers until one killed her husband and daughter. As she contemplates suicide, Smoky receives a murderer’s videotape of his latest crime. The case sends her back on the hunt. Explicit descriptions of sex, violence, and strong language. 2006.

Shooting Monarchs     RC 63703
3 hours 3 minutes
by John Halliday
read by Gary Roan
Macy, a sociopathic killer abused as a child, forces sixteen-year-old Leah Hoffman into his car trunk but waits to murder her. Leah is saved by Danny Driscoll, a classmate with an untreated spinal condition who secretly loves her. The rescue ends in tragedy for Danny. Some violence. For senior high readers. 2003.

Silence     RC 66475
14 hours 37 minutes
by Thomas Perry
read by Jim Zeiger
Six years ago, PI Jack Till helped restaurateur Wendy Harper go into hiding after she escaped a murder attempt. Now Harper’s business partner stands accused of killing her. Till must find Harper—and keep her safe from assassins—to prove the man’s innocence. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2007.

Simple Genius     RC 65320
13 hours 5 minutes
by David Baldacci
read by Scott Brick
Private detective Sean King, from Hour Game (RC 59393), investigates the suspicious death at the CIA’s Camp Peary of scientist Monk Turing of the think tank Babbage Town. King enlists Michelle Maxwell, who is newly released from a psychiatric hospital, to help. Commercial audiobook. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2007.

Sleeping with Strangers     RC 65743
10 hours 1 minute
by Eric Jerome Dickey
read by Bill Quinn
After killing a rapper in Tampa, African American hit man Gideon takes a plane to London for his next contract. Other passengers follow Gideon with revenge on their minds, while Gideon hooks up with his true love, con artist Arizona. Explicit descriptions of sex, violence, and strong language. 2007.

Smoke Screen     DB/RC 67529
13 hours 8 minutes
by Sandra Brown
read by Mary Kane
Charleston newswoman Britt Shelley wakes up beside the corpse of cop Jay Burgess—with no memory of getting into bed with him. Britt insists she was drugged. Firefighter Raley Gannon, who five years ago was framed in a similar incident, believes her. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2008.

Spook Country     RC 65347
11 hours 19 minutes
by William Gibson
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Cuban-born Tito, female rocker- turned-journalist Hollis Henry, junkie Milgrim, and elusive troubleshooter Bobby Chombo are caught in a military conspiracy involving mystery man Brown after Hollis is sent by her start- up magazine to find Bobby. Bobby, in turn, seeks a missing shipping container. Strong language. Bestseller. 2007.

Stalked     RC 67194
11 hours 42 minutes
by Brian Freeman
read by Michael Scherer
In this sequel to Stripped (RC 64161), Duluth detective Jonathan Stride attempts to prove his partner Maggie Bei did not kill her husband. Meanwhile Jonathan’s lover, private investigator Serena Dial, agrees to help a politician deal with a blackmailer. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Strike Force: A Patrick McLanahan Thriller     RC 67022
15 hours 40 minutes
by Dale Brown
read by Jim Zeiger
With Russia helping Iran develop nuclear weapon technology, U.S. presidential adviser Lieutenant General Patrick McLanahan assists Iranian rebel leader Major-General Hesarak al-Kan Buzhazi by employing newly developed spaceplanes. But political enemies who want to prevent McLanahan’s plan from succeeding leak information. Violence and strong language. 2007.

Tailspin: An FBI Thriller     RC 67030
14 hours 24 minutes
by Catherine Coulter
read by Alice Rosengard
Rachael awakens just as she is thrown off a pier and left for dead. Fleeing to her Kentucky hometown, she wit- nesses the crash landing of a small plane. She helps the pilot but must hide her identity when she learns he is FBI agent Jack Crowne. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

Tom Clancy’s Endwar     DB/RC 66115
9 hours 2 minutes
by David Michaels
read by Gregory Gorton
Russia plots to take control of the world’s largest oil reserves, located in northern Canada. Despite mutual mistrust, Europe and America race to stop them. U.S. special forces capture Russian colonel Pavel Doletskaya, who may hold the key to uncovering Russia’s plans. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

Tom Clancy’s Op-Center: Call to Treason     RC 64678
12 hours 30 minutes
by Tom Clancy and 
read by Jim Zeiger
When budget cuts force him out of his job, Op-Center deputy director General Mike Rodgers contemplates taking a position as the military advisor for Texas senator and presidential hopeful Don Orr. But a series of deaths linked to Orr’s campaign complicates Rodgers’s decision. Some violence and some strong language. 2004.

Trapped     RC 66543
11 hours 42 minutes
by Chris Jordan
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Long Island. Sixteen-year-old cancer survivor Kelly disappears from her bedroom. Kelly’s single mom Jane discovers that Kelly had been seeing Seth, an adult, after meeting him on the Internet. Jane enlists the help of ex-FBI agent Randall Shane to find her daughter. Some violence and some strong language. 2007.

The Turnaround     DB/RC 67338
8 hours 39 minutes
by George Pelecanos
read by Gregory Gorton
Alex Pappas was involved in a racial incident in a Washington, D.C., suburb in 1972 that left one person dead and Alex physically scarred for life. Three decades later, Alex runs into Raymond Monroe, one of the black victims, at Walter Reed army hospital. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

The Venetian Betrayal: Cotton Malone Series     RC 66540
14 hours 49 minutes
by Steve Berry
read by Jim Zeiger
Cotton Malone, last seen in The Alexandria Link (RC 63516), joins operative Cassiopeia Vitt to prevent dictator Irina Zovastina from starting biochemical warfare in the Middle East. Their mission uncovers the cause of Alexander the Great’s death. Some violence and some strong language. 2007.

Virgin Lies     RC 66922
9 hours 7 minutes
by Roderick Anscombe
read by Patrick Downer
Psychiatrist Paul Lucas, from The Interview Room (RC 66703), searches for eight-year-old Danielle, who disappeared while fetching coffee for Paul’s wife Abby. A homeless schizophrenic identifies two likely suspects, but as time runs out, Abby pressures Paul to manipulate a vulnerable patient for clues. Strong language and some violence. 2007.

Waking with Enemies     RC 66023
12 hours 24 minutes
by Eric Jerome Dickey
read by Bill Quinn
African American hit man Gideon, from Sleeping with Strangers (RC 65743), is targeted by an assassin. While trying to outsmart the killer, Gideon needs to figure out who from his past wants him dead—a man he spared or a scorned ex-lover? Explicit descriptions of sex, violence, and strong language. 2007.

Web of Evil: An Ali Reynolds Mystery     RC 64483
9 hours 7 minutes
by J.A. Jance
read by Kristin Allison
When her husband Paul Grayson is murdered on the eve of their divorce, former anchorwoman Ali Reynolds, from Edge of Evil (RC 61940), becomes the main suspect. Ali, her son Chris, and her high school friend Dave Holman, now a homicide detective, investigate. Some violence and some strong language. 2007.

White Shadow     RC 65290
13 hours 25 minutes
by Ace Atkins
read by Jim Zeiger
Fictionalized account of the 1955 murder of retired mob kingpin Charlie Wall—a.k.a. the White Shadow—in Tampa, Florida. Follows the investi- gations of a newspaperman and police detectives as they uncover Wall’s secrets in crime-ridden haunts of Sicilian and Cuban gangsters. Strong language, some explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2006.

The Whole Truth     DB/RC 66658
12 hours 39 minutes
by David Baldacci
read by Joe Peck
Online footage of a murdered Russian’s last moments alive increases fear of global conflict. Nicolas Creel, head of the world’s largest defense conglomerate, exploits the situation, while Shaw, a secretive international law-enforcement agent, risks his life to maintain peace. Violence, some descriptions of sex, and some strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

The Woods     RC 64554
11 hours 20 minutes
by Harlan Coben
read by Peter Berkrot
A homicide forces widowed Newark, New Jersey, county prosecutor Paul Copeland to confront past tragedy. Twenty years ago, two teenagers were murdered at summer camp and two others, including Paul’s sister, disappeared. Paul reconnects with a long-lost love to learn the truth. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2007.

You’ve Been Warned     RC 66818
7 hours 0 minutes
by James Patterson and Howard Roughan
read by Ilyana Kadushin
Kristin is a nanny and an aspiring photographer. She loves her charges, hates their stepmother, and is having an affair with their father. Kristin begins to have a recurring nightmare about dead people that may be a premonition. Commercial audiobook. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2007.

War

At Some Disputed Barricade: A World War I Novel     RC 64441
13 hours 26 minutes
by Anne Perry
read by George Holmes
The Western Front, 1917. British in- telligence officer Matthew Reavley tracks a traitor called Peacemaker. Meanwhile, his brother Joseph, a chaplain, and sister Judith, an ambulance driver, experience ambivalence when twelve British soldiers face execution for killing an incompetent officer. Sequel to Angels in the Gloom (RC 61869). Some violence. 2007.

Battlecruiser     RC 66181
12 hours 32 minutes
by Douglas Reeman
read by John Polk
1943. Thirty-nine-year-old captain Guy Sherbrooke, still scarred by the sinking of his former ship, takes command of the legendary battle cruiser HMS Reliant. Guy and his crew join the Allied war effort as Britain prepares to invade occupied Europe. Some descriptions of sex and some violence. 1997.

China Sea: A Tale of the Modern Navy     RC 65837
12 hours 28 minutes
by David Poyer
read by Steven Carpenter
Naval commander Dan Lenson relieves the skipper of the frigate Gaddis to deliver the decommissioned ship to Pakistan. Instead he finds himself with an undermanned, undergunned, and near-mutinous crew fighting pirates in the South China Sea as a typhoon approaches. Strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2000.

City of Thieves     RC 67228
7 hours 51 minutes
by David Benioff
read by Steven Carpenter
Leningrad, 1942. Seventeen-year-old Lev Beniov, a looter, and his cellmate Kolya, a deserter, are reprieved by a Soviet colonel who needs eggs for his daughter’s wedding cake. The two leave the besieged city and cross enemy lines, where they encounter death squads and partisans. Violence and strong language. 2008.

Coal Black Horse     RC 65697
6 hours 40 minutes
by Robert Olmstead
read by David Hartley-Margolin
1863. Fourteen-year-old Robey Childs is sent by his clairvoyant mother to find his father, who is fighting in the Civil War. Robey, riding a stallion, encounters refugees, runaway slaves, deserters, and battle scavengers. At Gettysburg Robey finds his dying father and rescues an abused girl. Violence and strong language. 2007.

The Double Agents: Men at War, Volume 6     RC 65558
12 hours 11 minutes
by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth
read by Roy Avers
1943. Allied forces prepare to invade Europe. Dick Canidy and his Office of Strategic Services colleagues work to fool Hitler into thinking the attack will occur anywhere but on the beaches of Nazi-occupied France. Sequel to The Saboteurs (RC 63374). Strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2007.

Dust on the Sea: The Royal Marines Saga, Book 4     RC 66792
12 hours 21 minutes
by Douglas Reeman
read by Steven Crossley
The Mediterranean, 1943. Twenty- five-year-old Royal Marine captain Michael Blackwood goes to Alexandria on a special mission to deliver weapons to Allied resistance units. In Egypt Blackwood finds camara- derie and love with flight officer Joanna Gordon. Sequel to The Horizon (RC 66571). Some violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2000.

Escape from Andersonville: A Novel of the Civil War     RC 66981
10 hours 46 minutes
by Gene Hackman and Daniel Lenihan
read by Christopher Lane
Union captain Nathan Parker and his men are captured in July 1864 and sent to Georgia’s infamous Andersonville prison. Escaping two months later, Parker, unable to convince his superiors to help free other captives, hires former Confederate Marcel LaFarge and his cutthroats. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

The Far Reaches: A Josh Thurlow Novel, Book 3     RC 65575
12 hours 13 minutes
by Homer Hickam
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Pacific theater, World War II. Coast Guard captain Josh Thurlow is injured in the battle for Tarawa. Sister Mary Kathleen rescues Josh and recruits him for a near-impossible mission to wrest her home islands, the Far Reaches, from Japanese occupiers. Some descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 2007.

The Horizon: The Royal Marines Saga, Book 3     RC 66571
12 hours 15 minutes
by Douglas Reeman
read by Steven Crossley
1915. Royal Marine captain Jonathan Blackwood reports to the cruiser Reliant, which is headed to the Dardanelles to support Allied efforts against Turkey and remove pressure from Suez. Two years later Jonathan joins the battle on the Western Front. Sequel to The First to Land (RC 24427). Some violence. 1993.

Knife Edge: The Royal Marines Saga, Book 5     RC 66815
10 hours 31 minutes
by Douglas Reeman
read by Steven Crossley
1970s–1980s. After his father’s murder, Royal Marine lieutenant Ross Blackwood heads to Asia on a top-secret mission. Ross then travels to Northern Ireland to deal with the violent fallout of Britain’s postcolonial politics. Sequel to Dust on the Sea (RC 66792). Some violence and some strong language. 2004.

Landsman     RC 66766
12 hours 23 minutes
by Peter Charles Melman
read by David Hartley-Margolin
1860s. Implicated in a murder, Jewish orphan Elias Abrams flees authorities by enlisting in the Confederate army. Elias begins a tender, epistolary friendship with Nora Bloom that eventually leads him home to New Orleans to confront his past. Some explicit descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 2007.

Peace     DB/RC 68090
4 hours 30 minutes
by Richard Bausch
read by Christopher Hurt
Italy, World War II. Three American soldiers undertake a dangerous assignment to locate retreating Germans. Corporal Robert Marson hires an elderly local to lead them over rough terrain, but as the men succumb to fear, they grow increasingly uncertain of their mission—and their guide. Strong language and some violence. 2008.

Pearl Harbor: A Novel of December 8th; the Pacific War, Book 1     RC 65841
13 hours 29 minutes
by Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen
read by Ted Stoddard
Alternate history of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor from perspectives of both Japanese and American soldiers, airmen, and political leaders. In this retelling, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, not the comparatively timid Admiral Nagumo, leads the onslaught, changing the course of World War II. Some violence and some strong language. 2007.

The Rising Tide: A Novel of World War II, Book 1     RC 64265
22 hours 47 minutes
by Jeff Shaara
read by John Haag
1942–1943. Private Jack Logan, a tank gunner, and Sergeant Jesse Adams, a paratrooper, take part in Operation Torch, during which the Allies launch a second front in North Africa. Generals Patton and Montgomery lead the fight against German Field Marshal Rommel, the Desert Fox. Violence and strong language. 2006.

Sunrise over Fallujah     RC 67033
7 hours 17 minutes
by Walter Dean Myers
read by L.J. Ganser
Iraq, 2003. Robin “Birdy” Perry joins the army after high school and becomes involved in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Birdy writes about his experiences to his uncle Richie, a Vietnam War veteran, from Fallen Angels (RC 29775). Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2008.

The Threat: A Tale of the Modern Navy     RC 66305
9 hours 24 minutes
by David Poyer
read by Steven Carpenter
Naval commander Dan Lenson reports to the White House for his new assignment with the National Security Council. As a counterdrug specialist and military aide, Lenson combats a Latin American cartel, international terrorists, and a plot to kill the president. Strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2006.

Tree of Smoke     RC 65444
20 hours 40 minutes
by Denis Johnson
read by Steven Carpenter
William “Skip” Sands joins the CIA and works for his uncle, the legendary “Colonel,” in Vietnam. Bill and James Houston are American enlistees, widowed Canadian Kathy Jones nurses casualties, and Vietnamese Trung becomes a communist spy. War changes all of them. Violence and strong language. National Book Award. Bestseller. 2007.

Westerns

Brush Country: Two Texas Novels     RC 65164
12 hours 7 minutes
by Elmer Kelton
read by Ted Stoddard
Two western tales from seven-time Spur Award winner. In Barbed Wire (1957) Doug Monahan finds his fencing company opposed by a former Confederate officer and his ruthless foreman. In Llano River (1966) a wealthy cattleman hires cowboy Dundee to discover who is rustling his stock. 1966.

The Burning: The Last Gunfighter, Book 8     RC 66345
8 hours 11 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Roy Avers
Gunslinger Frank Morgan, a.k.a. the Drifter, encounters the burned homestead and charred remains of the Norton family—murdered by angry cattle ranchers opposed to farmers encroaching on their ranges. Frank offers his services to help end the range war and stop the bloodshed. Some violence and some strong language. 2003.

The Collected Short Stories of Louis L’Amour: The Frontier Stories, Volume 5     RC 65683
20 hours 53 minutes
by Louis L’Amour
read by Robert Sams
Twenty-seven tales of drama, mystery, and suspense set in the American frontier. In “The Sixth Shotgun” the town of Canyon Gap prepares to hang outlaw Leo Carver for a murder many believe he didn’t commit. Includes “The Ghost Maker,” “No Man’s Man,” and Cactus Kid stories. Some violence. 2007.

The Deer Stalker     RC 65059
9 hours 31 minutes
by Zane Grey
read by Joe Peck
Deer herds in the Grand Canyon National Forest have swelled beyond capacity, and now cattlemen are slaughtering them to reclaim the land for cattle grazing. Ranger Thad Eburne, outraged by the massacre, steps in to defend the deer. 1925.

Destiny of Eagles: Eagle Series, Book 9     RC 66613
7 hours 16 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Jack Fox
Widower Falcon MacCallister is tried for murder after rescuing Teddy Roosevelt from a band of outlaws. Roosevelt takes Falcon’s case, but when someone kidnaps the presiding judge’s daughter, only Falcon can save her. Sequel to Blood of Eagles (RC 51839). Some violence and some strong language. 2004.

The Drifter: The Last Gunfighter, Book 1     RC 64806
6 hours 51 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by L.J. Ganser
New Mexico, 1888. Barnwell’s Crossing residents hire drifter Frank Morgan to stand up to the murderous gangs that are after newly struck silver. Frank also protects the mining company’s owner Vivian Browning—the mother of his son and the only woman he’s ever loved. Some violence. 2000.

The Dude Ranger     RC 65115
7 hours 28 minutes
by Zane Grey
read by Jack Fox
Ernest Selby inherits his uncle’s Red Rock Ranch in Arizona, where the cattle herd has recently dwindled by thousands. Suspecting foul play, Ernest poses as a greenhorn cowboy to find the rustler and inadvertently falls for Anne Hepford, the daughter of Red Rock’s crooked foreman. 1930.

Duel in the Sun: A Novel of the Southwest     RC 65542
9 hours 53 minutes
by Niven Busch
read by John Polk
Senator Jackson T. McCanles, owner of the Spanish Bit ranch, takes in beautiful eighteen-year-old Pearl Chavez, his wife’s impoverished distant cousin. Pearl ignites conflict and lawlessness among family members and workers when she draws the attention of three men—Lewt, Sam, and Jesse—who all strive to win her affections. 1944.

Faraway Blue     RC 65879
8 hours 17 minutes
by Max Evans
read by Jack Fox
Fictionalized account of Sergeant Moses Williams, son of slaves, Civil War veteran, and Medal of Honor-winning Buffalo Soldier. In 1879 New Mexico, Moses and the men of the Ninth Cavalry battle Apache raiders. Moses pursues his nemesis—the warrior Nana— sustained by his love for the beautiful Sheela Jones. Some violence. 2005.

The Forbidden: The Last Gunfighter, Book 4     RC 65546
7 hours 2 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Roy Avers
Gunslinger Frank Morgan drifts into Heaven, Montana, looking for rest and relaxation but ends up in the middle of a range war between ranchers and farmers. When the dispute turns dead- ly, Frank helps protect the townspeople—including lovely widow Julie—from cattleman Colonel Trainor’s hired thugs. Some violence. 2001.

Ghost Valley: The Last Gunfighter, Book 3     RC 65512
6 hours 30 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Roy Avers
Gunslinger Frank Morgan rides into Glenwood Springs, Colorado, in pursuit of Victor Vanbergen and Ned Pine, the outlaws who killed his wife and kidnapped his son. Heeding a tip from ailing Doc Holliday, Frank tracks them to their hideout in an abandoned, possibly haunted, mining town. Some violence. 2001.

Grass Kingdom     RC 65178
17 hours 57 minutes
by Jory Sherman
read by John Polk
Prohibition-era Texas. Tracking stolen livestock, cattleman Matthew Baron finds a ranchman murdered and a prize bull mutilated—the handiwork of Jack Bone, a ruthless ex-con after his own empire. Matt pursues Jack, making enemies and allies of townspeople and rival ranchers. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1994.

Heller with a Gun     RC 66366
4 hours 43 minutes
by Louis L’Amour
read by Jack Fox
Gunslinger King Mabry encounters a traveling theatrical troupe heading to Alder Gulch, Montana. Mabry decides to escort them on the journey because he distrusts their unsavory guide Andy Barker, whom Mabry believes to be after their wagonload of secret cargo— and because he’s fallen in love with actress Janice Ryan. 1955.

Horse Heaven Hill     RC 64072
6 hours 9 minutes
by Zane Grey
read by Gary Roan
Washington. Nineteen-year-old Lark Burrell moves in with relatives near Horse Heaven Hill, where her cousin Ellery rounds up wild mustangs to sell for slaughter. Appalled, Lark enlists the help of Stanley, her cousin Marigold’s fiancé, to foil Ellery’s plans. But Lark ends up falling in love. 1959.

Imposter: The Last Gunfighter, Book 6     RC 65875
8 hours 14 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Roy Avers
Northern California. Gunfighter Frank Morgan is jailed after being mistaken for murderous outlaw Val Dooley—to whom Frank bears a striking resemblance. Before he can be hanged, Frank escapes and heads for the town of Chance, hoping to find Val, hand him over to authorities, and clear his own name. 2002.

The Last Cattle Drive     RC 65696
8 hours 57 minutes
by Robert Day
read by Guy Williams
Mid-twentieth century. To avoid trucking charges, cattleman Spangler Tukle attempts to drive 250 steers over highways, parking lots, and cloverleafs to the Kansas City stockyards. Aiding him are his wife Opal, aging ranch hand Jed, schoolteacher Leo, and Leo’s persistent girlfriend Heather. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1977.

Long Road to LaRosa: West Texas Sunrise, Book 2     RC 65492
4 hours 43 minutes
by Paul Bagdon
read by Michele Schaeffer
Texas, post-Civil War. Marshal Ben Flood pursues a band of desperadoes who robbed a bank and kidnapped feisty ranchwoman Lee Morgan, of whom he is more fond than he cares to admit. Sequel to Stallions at Burnt Rock (RC 58318). 2003.

The Lost Wagon Train     RC 65282
11 hours 40 minutes
by Zane Grey
read by Jim Zeiger
1861. Stephen Latch, a college graduate who fell into a life of crime, leads an attack on a wagon train headed for California. The sole survivor is Cynthia Bowden, Latch’s former love. They marry, but questions about Cynthia’s significant inheritance remain. 1932.

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and A Man Called Horse, Lost Sister, The Hanging Tree     RC 64881
6 hours 10 minutes
by Dorothy M. Johnson
read by Roy Avers
Four classic westerns. In the title piece Senator Foster attends a funeral and recalls the deceased’s role in an outlaw’s death. In “A Man Called Horse” a Crow captive achieves status and a chance at freedom. In “Lost Sister” an old woman kidnapped by Indians returns home. 1949.

Manhunt: The Last Gunfighter, Book 10     RC 66608
8 hours 40 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Roy Avers
West Texas. Frank Morgan’s former lover Mercy Monfore summons him to Parker County to battle outlaws targeting her husband and grown daughter  Victoria, who could be Frank’s child. Thus preoccupied, Frank fails to notice a growing threat from an assassin seeking fame and fortune. Violence and some strong language. 2004.

No Man’s Land: The Last Gunfighter, Book 9     RC 66365
7 hours 37 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Roy Avers
Kansas. Slaver and whiskey runner Ephraim Swan and his thugs attack a wagon train, killing the men and kidnapping the women. Gunslinger Frank Morgan rescues the survivors—including newly widowed Dixie Carpenter—and heads to Dodge, where he finds help from lawmen Bat and Ed Masterson. Violence and some strong language. 2004.

On the Wrong Track: A Holmes on the Range Mystery     RC 66494
9 hours 52 minutes
by Steve Hockensmith
read by Robert Sams
1890s. Cowboy and aspiring detective Gustav “Old Red” Amlingmeyer and his brother Big Red sign on to protect the Pacific Express railroad from robbers. En route to California, the duo encounters strange cargo in the train’s baggage car and a killer among the passengers. Some strong language. 2007.

Preacher’s Fortune: The First Mountain Man, Book 12     RC 65078
10 hours 26 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by John Polk
The legendary frontiersman called Preacher leads a Mexican brother and sister into the mountains of New Mexico to find a cache of gold, silver, and gems hidden by their ancestor. But rumors of riches have attracted other  more-sinister treasure hunters. Sequel to Preacher’s Journey (RC 63068). Violence. 2006.

Renegades: The Last Gunfighter, Book 12     RC 65643
10 hours 40 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Roy Avers
Texas-Mexico border. Gunslinger Frank Morgan is caught between rival ranchers who have one thing in common—they are both being terrorized by the outlaw called Black Scorpion. Rangers attempt to establish order, but it may take Frank’s Colt .45 to end the bloodshed. Violence and some strong language. 2005.

Reprisal: The Last Gunfighter, Book 2     RC 64830
6 hours 33 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by L.J. Ganser
Gunslinger Frank Morgan’s shack is burned down and his dog is nearly killed by Ned Pine and Victor Vanbergen, the same men who murdered Frank’s only love. The outlaws then kidnap Frank’s son Conrad, but they don’t want ransom money—they want Morgan himself. Some violence and some strong language. 2000.

Rescue: The Last Gunfighter, Book 7     RC 66169
8 hours 9 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Roy Avers
After routing Val Dooley’s outlaws in California, gunslinger Frank Morgan heads to the Texas-New Mexico border, where Val is kidnapping women and selling them into prostitution. Frank plots to set the hostages free and avenge Val’s crimes, but Val is ready. Some violence and some strong language. 2003.

Showdown: The Last Gunfighter, Book 5     RC 64885
9 hours 1 minute
by William W. Johnstone
read by Roy Avers
Gunfighter Frank Morgan rides into South Raven, Idaho, to rest his horse and learns wealthy sportsmen eager for bounty money have organized a hunt —and he is their quarry. They’ve hired private detectives to find him, but Frank won’t go down without a fight. Some violence and some strong language. 2002.

Spark on the Prairie: A Guns and Gavel Novel     RC 64703
12 hours 48 minutes
by Johnny D. Boggs
read by Derald Breneman
Texas, 1871. General William Tecumseh Sherman brings Kiowa leader Satanta and young brave Big Tree to trial for the murders of seven members of a wagon train. Lawyers Thomas Ball and Joe Woolfolk attempt to save the men from the death penalty. Some violence and some strong language. 2003.

Spirit of the Mountain Man     RC 65122
8 hours 37 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Michael Scherer
Murderous land speculator Ralph Tinsdale executes a bloody escape from Yuma Territorial Prison to seek revenge against the man who put him there—gunfighter Smoke Jensen. Ralph and his gang kidnap Smoke’s spunky wife, Sally, as bait for luring Smoke into a trap. Violence and some strong language. 1996.

The Stranger from Medina: West Texas Sunrise, Book 3    RC 65826
5 hours 16 minutes
by Paul Bagdon
read by Michele Schaeffer
The congregation of the frontier church in Burnt Rock, West Texas, and especially lady rancher Lee Morgan, are impressed with the new preacher. But Marshal Ben Flood has his suspicions about the minister, and during a blizzard he learns the truth. Sequel to Long Road to LaRosa (RC 65492). 2003.

Stranger from the Tonto     RC 67359
6 hours 33 minutes
by Zane Grey
read by Robert Sams
Dying prospector Bill Elway confesses to cowboy Kent Wingfield that he was once an outlaw in a notorious gang and implores Kent to settle an old score. A fortune in gold awaits—but first Kent must slay the prospector’s former nemesis and rescue a beautiful woman. 1956.

The Strong Shall Live     RC 67489
5 hours 40 minutes
by Louis L’Amour
read by Roy Avers
Ten short westerns. In the title story, Cavagan, a black Irishman, is left for dead in the desert along the Colorado River by his enemy John Sutton. Cavagan fights for survival with one wish—to live to see Sutton’s death. Includes “One Night Stand” and “The Romance of Piute Bill.” 1980.

Texas Showdown: Two Texas Novels     RC 65152
11 hours 4 minutes
by Elmer Kelton
read by John Polk
Two tales of vengeance by seven-time Spur Award winner. In Pecos Crossing (1963) a pay dispute between two young cowboys and their boss inadvertently leads to the death of former Ranger Milam Haggard’s wife, and Milam vows revenge. In Shotgun (1969) rancher Blair Bishop’s rivals join forces against him. 1963.

Thunder Mountain     RC 65251
8 hours 48 minutes
by Zane Grey
read by Jim Zeiger
Three prospecting brothers—Sam, Kalispel, and Jake Emerson—discover a quartz vein packed with gold near Thunder Mountain. Kalispel and Jake set out for funding and supplies, leaving Sam behind to guard the claim. Kalispel returns to find the town transformed by fortune hunters, the mine lost, and Sam missing. 1932.

Thunder on the Dos Gatos: West Texas Sunrise, Book 4     RC 66315
6 hours 13 minutes
by Paul Bagdon
read by Margaret Strom
West Texas, 1880s. The collapsed bridge on the Dos Gatos River blocks the cattle trail, which delays moving herds to market and causes tension among the wranglers. Marshal Ben Flood’s strategy backfires, threatening the Burnt Rock community with all-out range war. Sequel to The Stranger from Medina (RC 65826). 2003.

Under the Tonto Rim     RC 65345
10 hours 22 minutes
by Zane Grey
read by Chuck Young
City girl Lucy Watson leaves home to work for a welfare department bettering the lives of poor frontier families between Cedar Ridge and the Rim Rock. Her kindness and tact soon win over the community and, eventually, even aloof bee-hunter Edd Denmeade. 1925.

Valley of Wild Horses     RC 64488
9 hours 8 minutes
by Zane Grey
read by Jim Zeiger
Cowboy Panhandle Smith returns home from the range to discover his father has lost everything—herds and land—to the Hardman clan. Pan travels to Marco, New Mexico, where he learns the Hardmans have not only destroyed his family but have taken over the town and coerced his sweetheart into marriage. 1927.

Warpath of the Mountain Man     RC 65819
6 hours 17 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read y Michael Scherer
Colorado. Legendary mountain man Smoke Jensen’s friend Tom Burke loses his family in a brutal massacre apparently committed by Indians. Smoke’s quest for vengeance uncovers a sinister plot by fugitive outlaw Jack Tatum to pit ranchers against Indians in hopes of making a fortune selling guns. Some strong language. 2002.

The Willow Field     RC 64874
13 hours 1 minute
by William Kittredge
read by Jack Fox
In 1933, Nevada rancher Slivers Flynn gives fifteen-year-old Rossie Benasco an ultimatum: run horses to Canada or marry Slivers’s daughter. Rossie hits the trail and falls for Eliza Stevenson. Their union sees years of change, war, and death. Strong language, some explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2006.

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