New Talking Books

September 1, 2011

September 1, 2011
Annotations from Baker & Taylor or Midwest Tapes
Listed by Author
The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True
Dawkins, Richard / Ward, Lalla (NRT)
Best-selling author of The God Delusion and the artist of such award-winning graphic novels as Wizard and Glass address key scientific questions previously explained by rich mythologies, from the evolution of the first humans and the life cycle of stars to the principles of a rainbow and the origins of the universe. Read by the author and Lalla Ward.
The Marriage Plot
Eugenides, Jeffrey
Madeleine Hanna breaks out of her straight-and-narrow mold when she enrolls in a semiotics course and falls in love with charismatic loner Leonard Morten, a time which is complicated by the resurfacing of man who is obsessed with the idea that Madeleine is his destiny.
Lost December
Evans, Richard Paul
The best-selling author of The Christmas Box presents a story inspired by the biblical tale of the prodigal son in which Luke, a recent MBA graduate, refuses to take over the family business and instead cashes out his trust funds to pursue a life of wanton pleasure.
Kill Shot
Flynn, Vince
Working his way through a list of hit targets that were responsible for the slaughter of hundreds of civilians, assassin Mitch Rapp shoots a drunken Libyan diplomat in Paris only to discover that he has been set up and that his handlers would have him permanently silenced. By the author of American Assassin.
The Lady of the Rivers
Gregory, Philippa
Descended from the river goddess Melusina, Jacquetta is blessed with second sight. As a young girl, she meets her uncle’s captive, Joan of Arc, and realizes that they share the same abilities right before Joan’s horrific death. Eventually, she is married off to the Duke of Bedford, and is introduced to alchemy. When the Duke dies, the talented window finds love in the arms of her friend, the Duke’s squire Richard Woodville.
The Dovekeepers
Hoffman, Alice
Alice Hoffman chronicles the harrowing siege at Masada in 70 CE Facing a frightening Roman army, 900 Jews held their own for months. But in the end, only two women and five children survived the culminating battle. Here, Hoffman traces the women’s steps to Masada.
Of Thee I Zing: America’s Cultural Decline from Muffin Tops to Body Shots
Ingraham, Laura / Arroyo, Raymond (CON)
Laura Ingraham, author of The Obama Diaries and Power to the People, offers a scathing and hilarious critique of American culture.
Kingsbury, Karen
Longing, book three in the Bailey Flanigan Series, picks up where Learning ended. After a long and lonely silence from Cody Coleman, Bailey Flanigan becomes closer to her one-time Hollywood co-star, Brandon Paul. Nights on the town in New York City and long talks on the balcony of Brandon’s Malibu Beach home make Bailey dizzy with new feelings and cause her to wonder if her days with Cody are over forever.
Robert Ludlum’s The Ares Decision
Mills, Kyle / Ludlum, Robert (CRT)
Covert-One’s top operative, army microbiologist Colonel Jon Smith, is sent to investigate an attack and finds evidence of a parasitic infection that for centuries has been causing violent insanity and then going dormant. This time, though, it’s different. The parasite had been purposely kept alive and crudely transmitted in acts of terrorism. Now the director of Iranian Intelligence is in Uganda, trying to obtain this biological weapon to unleash it on the West.
The Christmas Wedding
Patterson, James / Dilallo, Richard / Mcinearny, Susan (NRT) / Mcinearny, Kathleen (NRT) / Stevens, Eileen (NRT)
Since her husband died three years ago, Gaby’s four children have drifted apart, each consumed by the turbulence of their own lives. They haven’t celebrated Christmas together since their father’s death, but when Gaby announces that she’s getting married, and that the groom will remain a secret until the wedding day, she may finally be able to bring them home for the holidays.
Shock Wave
Sandford, John
Superstore chain PyeMart has its sights set on a Minnesota river town, but two groups want to stop it: local merchants and environmentalists. The protests don’t seem to be slowing the project, though, until someone decides to take matters into his own hands. The first bomb goes off on the top floor of PyeMart’s headquarters. The second explodes at the construction site itself. Who’s behind the bombs, and how far will they go? It’s Virgil Flowers’s job to find out before more people get killed.
The Best of Me
Sparks, Nicholas / Pratt, Sean (NRT)
Now middle-aged, two small-town former high school sweethearts taken wildly divergent paths, but neither has lived the life they imagined, and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever altered their world. When they are both called back to their hometown for the funeral of the mentor who once gave them shelter, they will be forced to confront the choices each has made, and ask whether love can truly rewrite the past.
Compiled by Darren Nelson
Posted by Jenifer Brown

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