by Mary Lou Neighbor, AV Librarian/Assistant Professor
New Audio Books in the AV Library!
We have quite a following within the College community for audiobooks on CD. Below you will find the latest titles we have added to the AV Library collection. Please come and check them out!!
Akhtar, Ayad. American Dervish. CD S 477
Hayat Shah was captivated by Mina long before he met her: his mother’s beautiful, brilliant, and soulfully devout friend is a family legend. When he learns that Mina is leaving Pakistan to live with the Shahs in America, Hayat is thrilled. Hayat’s father is less enthusiastic. When Mina finds her own path to happiness, the ember of jealousy in Hayat’s heart is enflamed by the community’s anti-Semitism and he acts with catastrophic consequences for those he loves most.
Byatt, A.S. Ragnarok: the End of the Gods. CD S 479
As the bombs of the Blitz rain down on Britain, one young girl is evacuated to the countryside. She is struggling to make sense of her new wartime life. Then she is given a copy of Asgard and the Gods — a book of ancient Norse myths — and her inner and outer worlds are transformed.
Colbert, Stephen. America Again: Re-Becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t. CD S 495
In the history of mankind there has never been a greater country than America. But as perfect as America is in every single way, America is broken! It’s high time America was restored to the greatness it never lost! Stephen Colbert single-bookedly, in this comic satire, attempts to pull the country back from the brink. Covering subjects ranging from healthcare to the economy to food, Stephen gives America the dose of truth it needs to get back on track.
Collins, Suzanne. Catching Fire. CD S 492
By winning the annual Hunger Games, District 12 tributes, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark, have secured a life of safety and plenty for themselves and their families. However, because they won by defying the rules, they unwittingly become the faces of an impending rebellion.
Collins, Suzanne. Hunger Games. CD S 491
In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss’s skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister’s place.
Collins, Suzanne. Mockingjay. CD S 493
Having survived the Hunger Games twice before, Katniss Everdeen is lucky to be alive. However, she is far from safe. With the Capitol and President Snow blaming her for the strife plaguing District 12, Katniss must sacrifice herself to protect her loved ones.
Diaz, Junot. This Is How You Lose Her. CD S 481
A collection of stories, by turns hilarious and devastating, raucous and tender, that lay bare the infinite longing and inevitable weaknesses of our all-too-human hearts.
Freudenberger, Nell. The Newlyweds. CD S 488
The story of a Bengali woman who marries a man from Rochester, NY, after they meet online.
Irving, John. In One Person. CD S 489
An elderly bisexual man looks back upon his life and romances, reflecting on his unfulfilled loves and broken dreams.
Morrison, Toni. Home. CD S 480
An angry and self-loathing veteran of the Korean War, Frank Money finds himself back in racist America after enduring trauma on the front lines that left him with more than just physical scars. His home and himself in it, may no longer be as he remembers it, but Frank is shocked out of his crippling apathy by the need to rescue his medically abused younger sister and take her back to the small Georgia town they come from, which he’s hated all his life.
Nesbo, Jo. The Leopard. CD S 490
In the depths of winter, a killer stalks the city streets. His victims are two young women, both found with inexplicable puncture wounds. The police are running out of options. Deeply traumatized by a previous investigation, Inspector Harry Hole has lost himself in the squalor of Hong Kong’s opium dens. But with his father seriously ill, Harry reluctantly agrees to return to Oslo. He has no intention of working on the case, but his instinct takes over when an MP is found brutally murdered. The victims appear completely unconnected, but it’s not long before Harry makes a discovery: the women all spent the night in an isolated mountain hostel. And someone is picking off the guests one by one. Translated from the Norwegian
Perry, Anne. Dorchester Terrace. CD S 494
Thomas Pitt is the powerful head of Britain’s Special Branch, and some people fear that he may have been promoted beyond his abilities. He, too, has moments of self-doubt, especially as rumors reach him of a plot to blow up connections on the Dover-London rail line, – on which Austrian duke Alois Habsburg is soon to travel to visit his royal English family. Why would anyone destroy an entire train to kill one person, or are the rumors designed to distract Pitt from an even more devastating plot?
Quindlen, Anna. Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake. CD S 484
In this memoir, the #1 “New York Times” bestselling author writes about her life and the lives of women today, looking back and ahead–and celebrating it all–as she considers marriage, girlfriends, our mothers, faith, loss, all that stuff in our closets, and more.
Ruiz Zafon, Carlos. Prisoner of Heaven. CD S 482
Barcelona, 1957. It is Christmas, and Daniel Sempere and his wife Bea have much to celebrate. They have a beautiful new baby son named Julian, and their close friend Fermin Romero de Torres is about to wed. But their joy is eclipsed when a mysterious stranger visits the Sempere bookshop and threatens to divulge a terrible secret that has been buried for two decades in the city’s dark past.
Scottoline, Lisa. Come Home. CD S 487
Jill Ruspolis is moving forward with her life after a devastating divorce. Her work as a doctor is hectic but fulfilling, she’s newly engaged to a kind and loving medical researcher, and her daughter is finally happy again and doing well in school, in the aftermath of losing her stepfather in the divorce. But when Jill’s distraught ex-stepdaughter Abby shows up on her doorstep with the news of her ex-husband’s death from an apparent overdose, her life is thrust into turmoil once again.
Smith, Zadie. NW: a Novel. CD S 497
This tragi-comic novel follows four Londoners – Leah, Natalie, Felix and Nathan, as they try to make adult lives outside of Caldwell, the council estate of their childhood. The novel then becomes a portrait of the northwest corner of London (NW) – a modern urban zone – where they live.
Strayed, Cheryl. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. CD S 486
A powerful, blazingly honest, inspiring memoir: the story of a 1,100 mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe–and built her back up again.
Tyler, Anne. Beginner’s Goodbye. CD S 483
A middle-aged man, ripped apart by the death of his wife, is gradually restored by her frequent appearances, in their house, on the roadway, in the market. Crippled in his right arm and leg, Aaron has spent his childhood fending off a sister who wants to manage him. So when he meets Dorothy, a plain, outspoken, independent young woman, she is like a breath of fresh air. Unhesitatingly, he marries her, and they have a relatively happy, unremarkable marriage. But when a tree crashes into their house and Dorothy is killed, Aaron feels as though he has been erased forever. Only Dorothy’s unexpected appearances from the dead help him to live in the moment and to find some peace. Gradually he discovers, as he works in the family’s vanity publishing business, turning out titles that presume to guide beginners through the trials of life, that maybe for this beginner there is a way of saying goodbye.
Weiner, Jennifer. Next Best Thing. CD S 485
Ruth Saunders moved to Los Angeles four years ago with the dream of becoming a successful television writer, and now it finally looks like her dreams may be coming true. A network has decided to produce the sitcom she wrote, The Next Big Thing, and is even asking her to be the show-runner. But while Ruth is confident in her ability to write a hit TV show, she may not have what it takes to negotiate the selfish and overbearing world of show business politics.