New Arrivals · eAudiobooks

June 24, 2018
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In other lands : a novel [electronic resource]

June 19, 2018
Brennan, Sarah Rees, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Tantor Media, Inc., 2018.
1 sound file : digital
The Borderlands aren't like anywhere else. Don't try to smuggle a phone or any other piece of technology over the wall that marks the Border-unless you enjoy a fireworks display in your backpack. (Ballpoint pens are okay.) There are elves, harpies, and-best of all as far as Elliot is concerned-mermaids. Elliot? Who's Elliot? Elliot is thirteen years old. He's smart and just a tiny bit obnoxious. Sometimes more than a tiny bit. When his class goes on a field trip and he can see a wall that no one else can see, he is given the chance to go to school in the Borderlands. It turns out that on the other side of the wall, classes involve a lot more weaponry and fitness training and fewer mermaids than he expected. On the other hand, there's Serene-Heart-in-the-Chaos-of-Battle, an elven warrior who is more beautiful than anyone Elliot has ever seen, and then there's her human friend Luke: sunny, blond, and annoyingly likeable. There are lots of interesting books. There's even the chance Elliot might be able to change the world. In Other Lands is the exhilarating new book from beloved and bestselling author Sarah Rees Brennan. It's a novel about surviving four years in the most unusual of schools, about friendship, falling in love, diplomacy, and finding your own place in the world-even if it means giving up your phone.

Damselfly [electronic resource] : a novel

June 19, 2018
Prasad, Chandra, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Scholastic Audio, 2018.
1 sound file : digital
Indian-American teenager Samantha Mishra, her best friend Mel Sharpe, and the other members of the Drake Rosemont Academy fencing team are on their way to Tokyo when their plane crashes on a jungle-choked island, so while they hope for rescue, the teens will need to use all their ingenuity to survive the jungle, the old man who is stalking them--and each other.

The Continent [electronic resource]

June 19, 2018
Drake, Keira, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Harlequin Enterprises, Limited, 2018.
1 sound file : digital
"Have we really come so far, when a tour of the Continent is so desirable a thing? We've traded our swords for treaties, our daggers for promises--but our thirst for violence has never been quelled. And that's the crux of it--it can't be quelled. It's human nature." For her sixteenth birthday, Vaela Sun receives the most coveted gift in all the Spire--a trip to the Continent. It seems an unlikely destination for a holiday: a cold, desolate land where two nations remain perpetually locked in combat. Most citizens lucky enough to tour the Continent do so to observe the spectacle and violence of battle, a thing long vanished in the peaceful realm of the Spire. For Vaela, the war holds little interest. As a talented apprentice cartographer and a descendant of the Continent herself, she sees the journey as a dream come true: a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to improve upon the maps she's drawn of this vast, frozen land.But Vaela's dream all too quickly turns to nightmare as the journey brings her face-to-face with the brutal reality of a war she's only read about. Observing from the safety of a heli-plane, Vaela is forever changed by the sight of the bloody battle being waged far beneath her. And when a tragic accident leaves her stranded on the Continent, Vaela finds herself much closer to danger than she'd ever imagined--and with an entirely new perspective as to what war truly means. Starving, alone and lost in the middle of a war zone, Vaela must try to find a way home--but first, she must survive.

Don't make me pull over! [electronic resource] : an informal history of the family road trip

June 19, 2018
Ratay, Richard.
[Place of publication not identified] : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2018.
1 sound file : digital

Blood & ivy [electronic resource] : the 1849 murder that scandalized Harvard

June 19, 2018
Collins, Paul, 1969- author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Blackstone Publishing, 2018.
1 sound file : digital
A delectable true-crime story of scandal and murder at America's most celebrated university. On November 23, 1849, in the heart of Boston, one of the city's richest men vanished. Dr. George Parkman, a Brahmin who owned much of Boston's West End, was last seen that afternoon visiting his alma mater, Harvard Medical School. Police scoured city tenements and the harbor-some leads put Parkman at sea or in Manhattan-but a Harvard janitor held a much darker suspicion: that their ruthless benefactor had never even left the Medical School building. His shocking discovery engulfed America in one of its most infamous trials, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts vs. John White Webster, Harvard's professor of chemistry. A baffling case of red herrings, grave robbing, and dismemberment, it became a landmark in the use of medical forensics. Rich in characters and atmosphere, Blood & Ivy explores the fatal entanglement of new science and old money in one of America's greatest murder mysteries.

Jimi Hendrix [electronic resource] : kiss the sky

June 18, 2018
Willett, Edward, 1959-
Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books ; [Prince Frederick, Md.] : [Distributed by] RBdigital, 2018, p2018.
1 online resource (3 hr., 54 min.)
Title from title screen.
Downloadable audio file.
Willett pens a biography covering all the high and low points in the short life of the man "Rolling Stone" magazine called the greatest rock guitarist of all time: Jimi Hendrix.

The other wind [electronic resource]

June 18, 2018
Le Guin, Ursula K., 1929-2018.
Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books ; [Prince Frederick, Md.] : [Distributed by] RBdigital, 2018, p2015.
1 online resource (8 hr., 22 min.)
Title from title screen.
Downloadable audio file.
The sorcerer Alder fears sleep. The dead are pulling him to them at night. Through him they may free themselves and invade Earthsea. Alder seeks advice from Ged, once Archmage. Ged tells him to go to Tenar, Tehanu, and the young king at Havnor. They are joined by amber-eyed Irian, a fierce dragon able to assume the shape of a woman. The threat can be confronted only in the Immanent Grove on Roke, the holiest place in the world and there the king, hero, sage, wizard, and dragon make a last stand. In this final book of the Earthsea Cycle, Le Guin combines her magical fantasy with a profoundly human, earthly, humble touch.

Adjustment day [electronic resource]

June 18, 2018
Palahniuk, Chuck.
Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books ; [Prince Frederick, Md.] : [Distributed by] RBdigital, 2018, p2018.
1 online resource (12 hr., 47 min.)
Title from title screen.
Downloadable audio file.
The author of Fight Club takes America beyond our darkest dreams in this timely satire. People pass the word only to those they trust most: Adjustment Day is coming. They've been reading a mysterious blue-black book and memorizing its directives. They are ready for the reckoning. In this ingeniously comic work, the author's first novel in four years, Chuck Palahniuk does what he does best: skewer the absurdities in our society. Smug, geriatric politicians hatch a nasty fate for the burgeoning population of young males; working-class men dream of burying the elites; and professors propound theories that offer students only the bleakest future. When it arrives, Adjustment Day inaugurates the new, disUnited States. In this mind-blowing novel, Palahniuk--an equal-opportunity offender--fearlessly makes real the logical conclusion of every separatist fantasy, alternative fact, and conspiracy theory lurking in the American psyche.

Tyrant [electronic resource] : Shakespeare on politics

June 18, 2018
Greenblatt, Stephen, 1943-
Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books ; [Prince Frederick, Md.] : [Distributed by] RBdigital, 2018, p2018.
1 online resource (5 hr., 26 min.)
Title from title screen.
Downloadable audio file.
World-renowned Shakespeare scholar Stephen Greenblatt explores the playwright's insight into bad (and often mad) rulers. As an aging, tenacious Elizabeth I clung to power, a talented playwright probed the social causes, the psychological roots, and the twisted consequences of tyranny. In exploring the psyche (and psychoses) of the likes of Richard III, Macbeth, Lear, Coriolanus, and the societies they rule over, Stephen Greenblatt illuminates the ways in which William Shakespeare delved into the lust for absolute power and the catastrophic consequences of its execution. Cherished institutions seem fragile, political classes are in disarray, economic misery fuels populist anger, people knowingly accept being lied to, partisan rancor dominates, spectacular indecency rules-these aspects of a society in crisis fascinated Shakespeare and shaped some of his most memorable plays. With uncanny insight, he shone a spotlight on the infantile psychology and unquenchable narcissistic appetites of demagogues-and the cynicism and opportunism of the various enablers and hangers-on who surround them-and imagined how they might be stopped. As Greenblatt shows, Shakespeare's work, in this as in so many other ways, remains vitally relevant today.

Tailspin [electronic resource]

June 14, 2018
Brown, Sandra.
[Place of publication not identified] : Blackstone Publishing, 2018.
1 sound file : digital

Shadow tyrants [electronic resource]

June 14, 2018
Cussler, Clive.
[Place of publication not identified] : Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2018.
1 sound file : digital
Only Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon stand between two warring moguls and global havoc in this thrilling suspense novel in Clive Cussler's number one New York Times best selling series.

19 minutes to live - : helicopter combat in Vietnam [electronic resource].

June 13, 2018
Jennings, Lew, author
1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 58 min.)) : digital.
Over 12,000 helicopters were used in the Vietnam War, which is why it became known as "The Helicopter War." Almost half of the helicopters, 5,086, were lost. Helicopter pilots and crews accounted for nearly ten percent of all the U.S. casualties suffered in Vietnam, with nearly 5,000 killed and an untold number of wounded. Lew Jennings flew over 700 Air Cavalry Cobra Gunship Helicopter missions and received three Distinguished Flying Crosses for Valor. This memoir describes first-hand the harrowing experiences of helicopter pilots and crews in combat operations, from the far South to the DMZ, including the infamous Ashau Valley, Hamburger Hill, LZ Airborne, and others. 19 Minutes to Live illustrates the incredible courage and determination of helicopter pilots and crews supporting those heroes that carried a rucksack and a rifle in Vietnam.

A brush with shadows [electronic resource]

June 13, 2018
Huber, Anna Lee, author.
1 online resource (1 audio file (12hr., 10 min.)) : digital.
July 1831. It's been fifteen years since Sebastian Gage has set foot in Langstone Manor. Though he has shared little with his wife, Lady Kiera Darby, about his past, she knows that he planned never to return to the place of so many unhappy childhood memories. But when an urgent letter from his grandfather reaches them in Dublin, Ireland, and begs Gage to visit, Kiera convinces him to go. All is not well at Langstone Manor. Gage's grandfather, the Viscount Tavistock, is gravely ill, and Gage's cousin Alfred has suddenly vanished. He wandered out into the moors and never returned. The Viscount is convinced someone or something other than the natural hazards of the moors is to blame for Alfred's disappearance. And when Alfred's brother Rory goes missing, Kiera and Gage must concede he may be right. Now, they must face the ghosts of Gage's past, discover the truth behind the local superstitions, and see beyond the tricks being played by their very own eyes to expose what has happened to Gage's family before the moors claim yet another victim . . .

A kiss in the dark [electronic resource].

June 13, 2018
Ciocca, Gina, author.
1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 51 min.)) : digital.
When the lights go out at a Georgia high school football game, senior Macy Atwood finds herself in the arms of a boy who kisses her senseless-but he's gone by the time the lights come back on. All she knows is that there was something special-and oddly familiar-about her mystery kisser. Noah Granger, Ridgedale's resident bad boy and newest transfer student, has no problem taking credit for the kiss, but Macy can't shake the feeling that he's lying. Especially since a photograph of Macy and former star football player Joel Hargrove resurfaced online moments before the blackout, a not-so-random reminder of how hard she fell for Joel last year. And how doing so ultimately sent her lifelong friendships with Meredith Kopala and Ben Collins up in literal smoke. Soon last year's wounds begin to reopen as Macy realizes the events that unfolded during junior year are somehow tied to her mystery kisser. But the closer Macy gets to figuring it all out, the more she starts to worry that the boy who kissed her in the dark and the boy who is stealing her heart might be two very different people.

A murder for the books [electronic resource]

June 13, 2018
Gilbert, Victoria, author.
1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 12 min.)) : digital.
Fleeing a disastrous love affair, university librarian Amy Webber moves in with her aunt in a quiet, historic mountain town in Virginia. She quickly busies herself with managing a charming public library that requires all her attention with its severe lack of funds and overabundance of eccentric patrons. The last thing she needs is a new, available neighbor whose charm lures her into trouble. Dancer-turned-teacher and choreographer Richard Muir inherited the farmhouse next door from his great-uncle, Paul Dassin. But town folklore claims the house's original owner was poisoned by his wife, who was an outsider. It quickly became water under the bridge, until she vanished after her sensational 1925 murder trial. Determined to clear the name of the woman his great-uncle loved, Richard implores Amy to help him investigate the case. Amy is skeptical until their research raises questions about the culpability of the town's leading families... including her own. When inexplicable murders plunge the quiet town into chaos, Amy and Richard must crack open the books to reveal a cruel conspiracy and lay a turbulent past to rest.

A princess in theory [electronic resource].

June 13, 2018
Cole, Alyssa, author.
1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 27 min.)) : digital.
Between grad school and multiple jobs, Naledi Smith doesn't have time for fairy tales...or the patience for constant emails claiming she's betrothed to an African prince. Sure. Right. Delete! As a former foster kid, she's learned that the only things she can depend on are herself and the scientific method, and a silly email won't convince her otherwise. Prince Thabiso is the sole heir to the throne of Thesolo, shouldering the hopes of his parents and his people. At the top of their list? His marriage. Ever dutiful, he tracks down his missing betrothed. When Naledi mistakes the prince for a pauper, Thabiso can't resist the chance to experience life-and love-without the burden of his crown. The chemistry between them is instant and irresistible, and their flirty friendship quickly evolves into passionate nights. But when the truth is revealed, can a princess in theory become a princess ever after?

Academy of Assassins : an Academy of Assassins novel [electronic resource]

June 13, 2018
Brutger, Stacey, author.
1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 25 min.)) : digital.
Abandoned as a child and unable to remember her past, Morgan was raised as a hunter, one of an elite group of fighters sworn to protect humans from the dangerous paranormal creatures who invade our world... creatures such as herself. Her life changes the day she's summoned to the Academy of Assassins, a school that trains witches and hunters to eradicate paranormals who prey on humans. Her first assignment-find and eliminate the killer who is using the Academy as their own personal hunting ground. As Morgan delves deeper into the investigation, she will need to dodge assassination attempts, avoid the distraction of romantic entanglements with the devilishly handsome security expert, Kincade, and his maddeningly overprotective teammates, while keeping the volatile magic in her blood concealed from those who would use it for their own purposes. When the danger increases and the school is threatened, Morgan must unearth her missing memories before someone finishes the job they started so long ago-killing her and unleashing a plague that will consume the world.

ADD-friendly ways to organize your life : strategies that work from an acclaimed professional organizer and a renowned ADD clinician [electronic resource]

June 13, 2018
Kolberg, Judith, author.
1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 59 min.)) : digital.
Acclaimed professional organizer Judith Kolberg and Dr. Kathleen Nadeau, renowned ADHD clinical psychologist, are back with an updated edition of their classic text for adults with ADD. Their collaboration offers the best understanding and solutions for adults who want to get and stay organized. Listeners will enjoy all new content on organizing digital information, managing distractions, organizing finances, and coping with the "black hole" of the Internet. This exciting new resource offers three levels of strategies and support: self-help, non-professional assistance from family and friends, and professional support; allowing the listener to determine the appropriate level of support.

Alien covenant : origins : the official prequel to the blockbuster film [electronic resource].

June 13, 2018
Foster, Alan Dean, 1946- author.
1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 32 min.)) : digital.
The Covenant mission is the most ambitious endeavor in the history of Weyland-Yutani. A ship bound for Origae-6, carrying two thousand colonists beyond the limits of known space, this is make-or-break investment for the corporation-and for the future of all mankind. Yet there are those who would die to stop the mission. As the colony ship hovers in Earth orbit, several violent events reveal a deadly conspiracy to sabotage the launch. While Captain Jacob Branson and his wife, Daniels, complete their preparations, security chief Daniel Lope recruits the final key member of his team. Together they seek to stop the perpetrators before the ship and its passengers can be destroyed. An original novel by the acclaimed Alan Dean Foster, author of the groundbreaking Alien novelization, Alien: Covenant Origins is the official chronicle of the events that led up to Alien: Covenant. It also reveals the world the colonists left behind.

Alliance stars [electronic resource]

June 13, 2018
Wallace, Michael.
1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 50 min.)) : digital.
Michael Wallace presents the first book in his Alliance Trilogy.

An amish heirloom : a legacy of love, the cedar chest, the treasured book, a midwife's dream [electronic resource]

June 13, 2018
Clipston, Amy.
1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 04 min.)) : digital.
A Legacy of Love by Amy Clipston Local volunteer fire fighter Leon King agrees to repair his ex-girlfriend Susie Bontrager's grandparents' antique rocking chairs for her future home with her fiance and is forced to acknowledge that his feelings for her have not quite gone away. As Susie spends time with Leon, she begins to recognize she is marrying the wrong man for all the wrong reasons. The Cedar Chest by Beth Wiseman Decades after inheriting her great grandmother's cedar chest, Emma Fisher decides to pry it open only to discover a beautiful love story in the form of letters between her great grandparents. But as Emma immerses herself in their story, family secrets are revealed, and she must decide whether to share them to preserve family history or honor her great grandparents' decision to leave them hidden. The Treasured Book by Kathleen Fuller For the past two years, Shane Broyles has felt God leading him to join the Amish. He's staying with his friends Noah and Ivy Schlabach in Birch Creek, OH, where he is reunited with Lucy Fisher, an old friend of Noah's family. Shane and Lucy have never revealed their feelings for each other, but when they stumble upon an antique Bible at a flea market, they feel drawn to each other and to the mystery of the contents found within. The Midwife's Dream by Kelly Irvin Iris Beachy serves as a midwife in her district where she longs for a family of her own. When her friend's brother Mahon Kurtz seeks her help in delivering the baby of two young teenagers who have sought refuge in their town, they begin to see each other in a different light. Unprepared for parenthood, the young couple leave their baby girl behind in an antique crib quilt resembling the one destined for Iris when she becomes a mother. Mahon and Iris come together to take care of the baby as they try to find her parents, and they begin to see new possibilities for their future.

Around the way girls. 5 [electronic resource]

June 13, 2018
1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 09 min.)) : digital.
Girls from around the way think they've seen it all and know it all. What they don't know will surprise them and change their lives forever. Take a look at the lives of some street-smart women who'll learn what living the fast-paced life can mean in the end if you're not careful. What if you were raised to be a hooker and, worst of all, your father was your pimp? In "Keepin' It in the Family," this isn't just a nightmare for the Collins daughters, this is reality. Raised without the guidance of their mother, Diamond, Essence, and Chanel were forced onto the streets at a very young age. They were expected to make that money by any means necessary or face the wrath of their daddy, Dallas Collins. Can the girls' band together to free themselves from Dallas? In "Pound Cake," we bring you to Coney Island, where four friends deal with daily life in one of the deadliest parts of the borough. Pound Cake, a beautiful yet fiery nineteen-year-old, is the leader of the pack. People in the streets know not to mess with Pound Cake or her home-girls. So when a local hustler named Winter impregnates and then abuses Minnie, the youngest in the group, Pound Cake won't stand for it. She is going to find a way to make him pay. "So Seductive" introduces you to the world of Cinnamon and Simone. Best friends since childhood, they are every man's fantasy, and they know it. They love to play with men and get whatever they want from them. But when one of their night's escapades turns violent, will the girls change, or will they fall prey to the unforgiving Brooklyn streets?

Arrow's flight [electronic resource]

June 13, 2018
Lackey, Mercedes, author.
1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 54 min.)) : digital.
Talia could scarcely believe that she had finally earned the rank of full Herald. Yet though this seemed like the fulfillment of all her dreams, it also meant she would face trials far greater than those she had previously survived. For now Talia must ride forth to patrol the kingdom of Valdemar, dispending Herald's justice throughout the land. But in this realm beset by dangerous unrest, enforcing her rulings would require all the courage and skill Talia could command-for if she misused her own special powers, both she and Valdemar would pay the price.

Back in the game. A Dating by Numbers Novella [electronic resource]

June 13, 2018
Quinn, Meghan.
1 online resource (1 audio file (2hr., 31 min.)) : digital.
Single dad and hockey star, Calder Weiss has put his love life on the back burner for the past five years, raising his daughter and keeping up with the demands of his profession. But all that changes the minute Rachel Perry runs into him in the most unlikely of places, right outside the men's bathroom. Vibrant and enchanting, she captures his attention, making it impossible for him to walk away without scoring her number. Their connection is immediate, their attraction palpable, and their relationship undeniable. But Rachel isn't the only girl in Calder's life which scares him, because Calder's daughter already lost her mother. He doesn't want Shea to lose someone close to her again, making Rachel's task of breaking through Calder's wall that much more difficult.

Barbarian mine [electronic resource].

June 13, 2018
Dixon, Ruby.
1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 37 min.)) : digital.
The ice planet has given me a second lease on life, so I'm thrilled to be here. Sure, there's no cheeseburgers, but I'm healthy and ready to be a productive member of the small tribe. What I didn't anticipate? That there'd be a savage stranger waiting nearby, watching me. And when he takes me captive, the unthinkable happens . . . I resonate to him. Resonance means mating, and children . . . but I don't know if this guy's ever been around anyone before. He's truly a barbarian in all ways, right down to clubbing me over the head and claiming me as his own. So why is it that I crave his touch and hunger for more? Contains mature themes.

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