New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Nonfiction

April 3, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Where there's hope : healing, moving forward, and never giving up

April 2, 2018
Smart, Elizabeth, 1987- author, narrator.
[New York, New York] : Macmillan Audio, [2018]
7 audio discs (8 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Compact discs.
Elizabeth Smart follows up her bestseller, "My Story" with a powerful and inspiring book about what it takes to overcome trauma, find the strength to move on, and reclaim one's life. This is both an up-close-and-personal glimpse into her healing process and a heartfelt how-to guide for readers to make peace with the past and embrace the future.

The line becomes a river : [dispatches from the border]

March 20, 2018
Cantú, Francisco (Essayist), author, narrator.
[Westminster, Maryland] : Books on Tape, [2018]
6 audio discs (approximately 6.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
"A former Border Patrol agent's haunting experience of an unnatural divide and the lives caught on either side, struggling to cross or to defend it"-- Provided by publisher.

Rebel : my life outside the lines

March 16, 2018
Nolte, Nick, author, narrator.
[New York] : Harper Audio, [2018]
6 audio discs (7 hr., 45 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Nick Nolte and Christian Baskous.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
"Legendary actor Nick Nolte delivers his most revealing performance yet. This intimate memoir is a tale of art, passion, commitment, addiction, and the quest for personal enlightenment as intense and hypnotic as the man himself. In a career spanning five decades and hundreds of roles, Nick Nolte has become a true Hollywood icon. Rising from a difficult childhood in the rural Midwest to leading roles and a trio of Oscar nominations in the golden West, he has been both celebrated and vilified; survived marriages, divorces, and a string of romances; was named People magazine's 'Sexiest Man Alive'; and suffered public humiliation over his addiction issues, including a drug-fueled trip down the Pacific Coast Highway that resulted in his infamous arrest. Despite these ups and downs, Nolte has remained true to the craft he loves, portraying a diverse range of characters with his trademark physicality and indelible gravelly voice..."--Dust jacket.

The fire next time

March 14, 2018
Baldwin, James, 1924-1987.
North Kingstown, R.I. : BBC Audiobooks America, ℗2008.
2 audio discs (2 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jesse L. Martin.
Title from disc.
"Complete & Unabridged"--Container.
At once a powerful evocation of his early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice to both the individual and the body politic, James Baldwin galvanized the nation in the early days of the civil rights movement with his eloquent manifesto.

The history of Christianity II : from the Reformation to the modern megachurch.

March 14, 2018
Chantilly, VA : The Teaching Company, [2017]
18 audio discs (18 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (format varies: either CD-ROM disc (4 3/4 in.) or textbook (iv, 379 pages ; 19 cm.))
Lecturer, Professor Molly Worthen, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Title from disc label.
36 lectures (30 min. each).
disc 1. Prophets of reform before Protestantism -- Luther and the dawn of Protestantism -- disc 2. Zwingli, Calvin, and the reformed tradition -- The Anabaptist radicals -- disc 3. The Catholic reformation -- The church militant in the Spanish Empire -- disc 4. War and witchcraft in the Holy Roman Empire -- Puritans, kings, and theology in practice -- disc 5. Religious dissent and the English Civil War -- Eastern Orthodoxy: from Byzantium to Russia -- disc 6. Christians under Muslim rule -- The church and the scientific revolution -- disc 7. The enlightenment quest for reasonable faith -- Pietist revival in Europe -- disc 8. The first great awakening -- Religion and revolution in the 18th Century -- disc 9. The second great awakening -- The Mormons: a true American faith -- disc 10. Slave religion in the Americas -- Christian missions and moral reform -- disc 11. The church's encounter with modern learning -- The social gospel -- disc 12. Fundamentalism and Pentecostalism -- Apocalyptic faith in the 1800s and beyond -- disc 13. The church and the Russian Revolution -- The rival gods of the cold war -- disc 14. Rebellion and reform in Latin America -- Vatican II and global renewal -- disc 15. Secularism and the death of God -- The gospel and global civil rights -- disc 16. Culture wars and the Christian right -- Liberation theologies in Latin America -- disc 17. Prophetic religion in modern Africa -- Chinese Christianity: missionaries to Mao -- disc 18. Revival and repression in Korea -- The challenge of 21st-Century Christianity.
Discover new views of world history through the lens of Christianity.

Screenwriting 101 : mastering the art of story

March 8, 2018
Fletcher, Angus, instructor.
12 audio discs (approximately 12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM.
Lecturer: Angus Fletcher.
Title from disc label.
Bonus disc contains PDF course workbook.
disc 1. 1. Thinking like a screenwriter ; 2. Reverse engineering successful scripts -- disc 2. 3. Building your story world ; 4. Developing your characters -- disc 3. 5. Tone: the screenwriter's Lens ; 6. Plotting your story beats -- disc 4. 7. Sentimental return: Casablanca ; 8. The tragic sublime: The Godfather -- disc 5. 9. Romantic satisfaction: When Harry met Sally... ; 10. Suspense and relief: Jaws -- disc 6. 11. Romantic longing: Annie Hall ; 12. Big wonder: Star Wars -- disc 7. 13. Charm: The Princess Bride ; 14. Alienation effect: Do the right thing -- disc 8. 15. Redemption: Unforgiven ; 16. Surreal Connection: Pulp Fiction -- disc 9. 17. Big sympathy: Toy story ; 18. Existential meaning: Fargo -- disc 10. 19. Film versus television: MASH and M*A*S*H ; 20. Writing a television pilot: Game of Thrones -- disc 11. 21. The sitcom: The Simpsons ; 22. The procedural: CSI -- disc 12. 23. The prime-time soap: Grey's Anatomy -- 24. Becoming a screenwriter.

A box of butterflies : discovering the unexpected blessings all around us

March 7, 2018
Downey, Roma, 1960- author, narrator.
[New York] : Audioworks/Simon & Schuster Audio, 2017.
5 audio discs (5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
Introduction / by Della Reese -- Strength -- Kindness -- Courage -- Love -- Stillness -- Gratitude -- Home -- Conclusion: You never walk alone.
"Roma Downey -- best known as the beloved angel on the TV show Touched by an Angel -- has created a beautiful book filled with encouragement and hope, assuring us of God's comforting presence in our lives. Ever since she was a little girl, Roma has seen butterflies as a reminder of God's presence. They have appeared to her in moments when she needed encouragement and reminded her she is not alone. In this deeply personal book, Roma shares stories from her life, alongside quotes, poems, scripture, and artwork that she prays will uplift you as they have her. Each grace-filled chapter of this beautiful full-color book covers topics such as courage, strength, gratitude, love, and kindness. Reminiscent of the message of her popular television series, Touched by an Angel, this book's central theme is that there is a God, He loves you, and that even in your most difficult moments, He is by your side. That though you may feel alone, you are never truly alone. The subtle butterfly theme reminds us that the wonder of God's love and kindness is sometimes reflected in the gentle whispers of his creation and that we all have the power to transform from simple caterpillars into exquisite butterflies. Written in a way that encourages you to "dip in and out" of its flowing content, this inspiring book invites you to return to its pages again and again, as life brings new challenges or you find yourself in need of new inspiration" --

The psychology of performance : how to be your best in life.

March 7, 2018
O'Connor, Eddie, author, speaker.
12 audio discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 PDF disc.
Lecturer, Clinical Sport Psychologist Eddie O'Connor, Ph.D.
Title from disc label.
24 lectures (30 min. each).
Volume 1. 1. Sport and performance psychology -- 2. Deliberate practice: essential for experts -- 3. How values and goals drive performance -- 4. The benefits of mindfulness in performance -- 5. When positive thinking doesn't work -- 6. Acceptance and the willingness to feel -- 7. Commitment means "no matter what" -- 8. Finding internal motivation -- 9. Using imagery to prepare for action -- 10. Confidence and self-talk -- 11. Developing focused attention -- 12. Superstitions, rituals, and routines -- Volume 2. 13. Peak performance: getting in the zone -- 14. Performance anxiety and choking -- 15. Being the perfect perfectionist -- 16. Self-compassion for self-improvement -- 17. Burnout and the need for recovery -- 18. Pain tolerance and injury rehabilitation -- 19. The dangerous pursuit of the ideal body -- 20. Fan psychology, identification, and violence -- 21. Four qualities of a successful team -- 22. Talent: a developmental process -- 23. How to be a great sport parent -- 24. Aging athletes: competing and retiring.
Join a renowned clinical sport psychologist to learn mental tricks that will help you meet your goals.

Law school for everyone.

March 7, 2018
Shadel, Molly Bishop, 1969- lecturer.
24 audio discs (ca. 24 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 PDF disc.
[Lectures delivered by] Professors Edward K. Cheng, Joseph L. Hoffmann, Molly Bishop Shadel, and Peter J. Smith.
Title from disc label.
48 lectures (30 min. each)
Volume 4. Torts / Edward K. Cheng. 1. 1. The calamitous world of tort law -- 2. Legal duty to others -- 3. Reasonable care and the reasonable person -- 4. Rules versus standards of care -- 5. The complexities of factual causation -- 6. Legal causation and foreseeability -- 7. Liability for the acts of others -- 8. When tort plaintiffs share the blame -- 9. Animals, blasting, and strict liability -- 10. The rise of products liability -- 11. Products liability today -- 12. Punitive damages and their limits.
To many people, the law is both powerful and mysterious. We depend on lawyers to help us navigate rules, standards, and procedural codes that have been around for hundreds of years. Because we depend on their specialized skills in argumentation, logic, and critical thinking, we may wonder how they come to know so much about the inner workings of the law.

Food : what the heck should I eat?

March 6, 2018
Hyman, Mark, 1959- author, narrator.
New York : Hachette Book Group, [2018]
9 audio discs (approximately 10.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Mark Hyman.
Includes a PDF of supplemental materials.
Compact discs.
In this book, Dr. Hyman explains what we've gotten wrong, revealing which foods nurture our health and which pose a threat. He also explains food's crucial role in functional medicine and how food systems and policies affect our environmental and personal health.

All-American murder : the rise and fall of Aaron Hernandez, the superstar whose life ended on murderers' row

March 6, 2018
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
6 audio discs (7 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Peter Coleman.
Disc 6 contains the audiofiles for the conclusion to the book and includes a PDF of photos.
Compact discs.
"He was a college All-American who became the youngest player in the NFL and later a Super Bowl veteran. He was a star tight end on the league-dominant New England Patriots, who extended his contract for a record $40 million. Aaron Hernandez's every move as a professional athlete played out in the headlines, yet he led a secret life -- one that ended in a maximum security prison. What drove him to go so wrong, so fast?"-- From the publisher.

Enlightenment now : the case for reason, science, humanism, and progress

March 6, 2018
Pinker, Steven, 1954- author.
[Westminster, Maryland] : Books on Tape ; New York : Penguin Audio, [2018]
16 audio discs (ca. 20 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Arthur Morey.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
The follow-up to Pinker's groundbreaking The Better Angels of Our Nature presents the big picture of human progress: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science. Far from being a naïve hope, the Enlightenment, we now know, has worked. But more than ever, it needs a vigorous defense. The Enlightenment project swims against currents of human nature--tribalism, authoritarianism, demonization, magical thinking--which demagogues are all too willing to exploit. Many commentators, committed to political, religious, or romantic ideologies, fight a rearguard action against it. The result is a corrosive fatalism and a willingness to wreck the precious institutions of liberal democracy and global cooperation.

The healing self [sound recording] : a revolutionary new plan to supercharge your immunity and stay well for life

March 6, 2018
Chopra, Deepak, author.
New York : Random House Audio, 2018.
10 audio discs (12 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Shisir Kurup.
Compact discs.
Combining the best current medical knowledge with a new approach grounded in integrative medicine, Chopra and Tanzi offer a groundbreaking new model of healing and the healing system, one of the main mysteries in the mind-body connection.

Political tribes : group instinct and the fate of nations

March 6, 2018
Chua, Amy, author.
[New York] : Penguin Audio, [2018]
6 audio discs (7 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Julia Whelan.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
Discusses the failure of America's political elites to recognize how group identities drive politics both at home and abroad, and outlines recommendations for reversing the country's foreign policy failures and overcoming destructive political tribalism at home.

The future of humanity : terraforming Mars, interstellar travel, immortality, and our destiny beyond Earth

March 1, 2018
Kaku, Michio, author.
New York : Random House Audio, [2018]
10 audio discs (12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Feodor Chin.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
"Formerly the domain of fiction, moving human civilization to the stars is increasingly becoming a scientific possibility--and a necessity. Whether in the near future due to climate change and the depletion of finite resources, or in the distant future due to catastrophic cosmological events, we must face the reality that humans will one day need to leave planet Earth to survive as a species. World-renowned physicist and futurist Michio Kaku explores in rich, intimate detail the process by which humanity may gradually move away from the planet and develop a sustainable civilization in outer space. He reveals how cutting-edge developments in robotics, nanotechnology, and biotechnology may allow us to terraform and build habitable cities on Mars. He then takes us beyond the solar system to nearby stars, which may soon be reached by nanoships traveling on laser beams at near the speed of light. Finally, he brings us beyond our galaxy, and even beyond our universe, to the possibility of immortality, showing us how humans may someday be able to leave our bodies entirely and laser port to new havens in space. With irrepressible enthusiasm and wonder, Dr. Kaku takes readers on a fascinating journey to a future in which humanity may finally fulfill its long-awaited destiny among the stars"-- Provided by publisher.

Educated : [a memoir]

February 23, 2018
Westover, Tara, author.
New York, NY : Random House Audio, [2018]
10 audio discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Julia Whelan.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
A searing, unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, raised by Mormon survivalists in the mountains of Idaho and forbidden to go to school, defies her family and earns a PhD from Cambridge University.

Feel free [sound recording] : essays

February 22, 2018
Smith, Zadie, author.
[New York] : Penguin Random House, [2018]
11 audio discs (14 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Nikki Amuka-Bird.
Compact discs.
A collection of new and previously published essays, including "Joy" and "Find Your Breach", that address important recent events in culture and politics as well as Smith's own life

Wallis in love : untold life of the Duchess of Windsor, the woman who changed the monarchy

February 20, 2018
Morton, Andrew, 1953- author.
10 audio discs (720 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Molly Parker Myers.
Disc 10 contains PDF of photos.
Compact discs.
Before she was the woman who enticed a king from his throne, Bessie Wallis Warfield was a prudish girl from Baltimore. Morton shows how she transformed from a hard-nosed gold-digger to charming chatelaine, taking us through Wallis's romantic adventures in Washington, China, and London.

The monk of Mokha

February 13, 2018
Eggers, Dave, author.
[New York] : Penguin Random House, [2018]
7 audio discs (8 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Dion Graham.
Compact discs.
"From bestselling author Dave Eggers, the incredible true story of a young Yemeni American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana'a by civil war. Mokhtar Alkhanshali is twenty-four and working as a doorman when he discovers the astonishing history of coffee and Yemen's central place in it. He leaves San Francisco and travels deep into his ancestral homeland to tour terraced farms high in the country's rugged mountains and meet beleaguered but determined farmers. But when war engulfs the country and Saudi bombs rain down, Mokhtar has to find a way out of Yemen without sacrificing his dreams or abandoning his people." -- Publisher's description.

Fire and fury : inside the Trump White House

February 12, 2018
Wolff, Michael, 1953- author, narrator.
10 audio discs (12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Holter Graham ; author's note read by Michael Wolff.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
Thanks to his deep access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff tells the story of the stormy first nine months of Donald Trump's term as President. Among the revelations: What President Trump's staff really thinks of him -- What inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by President Obama -- Why FBI director James Comey was really fired -- Why chief strategist Steve Bannon and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner couldn't be in the same room -- Who is really directing the Trump administration's strategy in the wake of Bannon's firing -- What the secret to communicating with Trump is -- What the Trump administration has in common with the movie The Producers.

Jefferson's daughters : three sisters, white and black, in a young America

February 9, 2018
Kerrison, Catherine, 1953- author.
14 audio discs (ca. 17 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by Tavis Gilbert.
Title from cover.
Compact discs.
"Thomas Jefferson had three daughters: Martha and Maria by his wife, Martha Wayles Jefferson, and Harriet by his slave Sally Hemings. In Jefferson's Daughters, Catherine Kerrison, a scholar of early American and women's history, recounts the remarkable journey of these three women--and how their struggle to define themselves reflects both the possibilities and the limitations that resulted from the American Revolution. Although the three women shared a father, the similarities end there. Martha and Maria received a fine convent school education while they lived with their father during his diplomatic posting in Paris--a hothouse of intellectual ferment whose celebrated salonniᥲes are vividly brought to life in Kerrison's narrative. Once they returned home, however, the sisters found their options limited by the laws and customs of early America. Harriet Hemings followed a different path. She escaped slavery--apparently with the assistance of Jefferson himself. Leaving Monticello behind, she boarded a coach and set off for a decidedly uncertain future. For this groundbreaking triple biography, Kerrison has uncovered never-before-published documents written by the Jefferson sisters when they were in their teens, as well as letters written by members of the Jefferson and Hemings families. She has interviewed Hemings family descendants (and, with their cooperation, initiated DNA testing) and searched for descendants of Harriet Hemings. The eventful lives of Thomas Jefferson's daughters provide a unique vantage point from which to examine the complicated patrimony of the American Revolution itself. The richly interwoven story of these three strong women and their fight to shape their own destinies sheds new light on the ongoing movement toward human rights in America--and on the personal and political legacy of one of our most controversial Founding Fathers."--Publisher's description.

Jackie, Janet & Lee : the secret lives of Janet Auchincloss and her daughters, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill

February 8, 2018
Taraborrelli, J. Randy, author.
[New York] : Macmillan Audio, [2018]
16 audio discs (20 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Ann Marie Lee.
Title from disc.
A portrait of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis; her mother, Janet Lee Auchincloss; and her sister, Princess Lee Radziwill, discusses their ambitions, status-seeking marriages, illicit liaisons, and psychological profiles.

The only girl in the world : a memoir

February 6, 2018
Julien, Maude, 1957- author.
New York : Hachette Audio, [2017]
7 audio discs (7 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Elisabeth Rodgers.
Title from disc surface.
Compact discs.
Maude Julien's parents were fanatics who sought to turn her into the ultimate survivor through constant, elaborate abuse. But she befriended animals and read novels in secret though her parents had forbidden compassion as weakness. When an outsider penetrated her family's paranoid world, Maude seized her opportunity to escape.

Breaking free : how i escaped polygamy, the FLDS cult, and my father, Warren Jeffs

January 29, 2018
Jeffs, Rachel, author, narrator.
New York, NY : Harper Audio, [2017]
7 audio discs (8 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 PDF disc.
Read by the author.
Title from container.
A family tree PDF accompanies the audiobook.
The daughter of the self-proclaimed prophet of the FLDS Church describes the abusive patriarchal culture in which she was raised by sister wives and dominating men and discusses how her father remains a powerful influence on his followers.

Tell me more [sound recording] : stories about the 12 hardest things I'm learning to say

January 24, 2018
Corrigan, Kelly, 1967- author, narrator.
New York : Random House Audio ; [Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape, [2018]
4 audio discs (4 hr., 26 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Compact discs.
A moving and meaningful take on the power of the right words at the right moment to change everything.

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