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Fiction Audiobooks April 2010

BCD Aciman

Eight White Nights

by Andre Aciman. Read by Paul Boehmer. 14 discs. 17 hours. 

BCD Science Fiction Asimov

The End of Eternity by Isaac Asimov. Read by Paul Boehmer. 7 discs. 8+ hours.

BCD Banville

The Infinities by John Banville. Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt. 8 discs. 9+ hours.

"The Booker Prize winner retains his standing as one of the world's most exquisite stylists in this sublimely acerbic and mischievous tale about the timeless mysteries of love and death. Old Adam Godley, a theoretical mathematician famous for his world-altering discoveries about the infinities, appears to be dying in the Sky Room atop his rambling manor, yet he is preternaturally attuned to the skirmishes erupting below….intricate musings over the complexities of consciousness and the cosmos, Banville creates a bewitching world in which to ponder what it is to be human."

BCD Berenson

Teens --- Come and Play Xbox360

In our Teen Room, we have an Xbox360 and two controls.  Just bring your library card with you and check out an Xbox360 game downstairs in our AV department.  Then take your card to the Adult Reference Desk and the librarian will unlock our game cabinet. You have an hour of play time. Since we have two controls, depending on the game, you can play with a friend.  When you are done, go to Adult Reference to pick up your library card and return the game to the AV department. The game console is limited to teens and one friend or family member.

 

NonFiction Audiobooks for March

 

BCD B Agassi

     Open : an autobiography by Andre Agassi and J.R. Moehringer.  Read by Erik Davies.  15 discs.  18 hours.   

 

BCD B Eggers

     A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers. Read by Dion Graham. 12 discs. 13+ hours. 

Fiction Audiobooks for March

 BCD Bear

     Mariposa by Greg Bear. Read by Charles Leggett. 9 discs. 11+ hours.

  "…dystopian, near-future vision of the U.S. and its failing economy. Rebecca Rose returns from an extended vacation to complete the FBI agent team introduced in the earlier book. They're up against a clever megalomaniac, Axel Price, who is one step away from a takeover of the U.S. government. Under the guise of a medical-treatment program for post-traumatic stress disorder victims, Price is using the code-named Mariposa Project to build a personal army of sociopaths."     Booklist 11/15/09

 

 BCD Benjamin

     Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin. Read by Samantha Eggar. 10 discs. 11+ hours. 

Audiobooks Fiction February 2010

BCD Bloom
     Where the God of Love Hangs Out
by Amy Bloom.  Read by Susan Ericksen.  6 discs.  7+ hours.
     “Bloom returns to the form that made her famous, the short story…Bloom's stories are emotionally precise, mordantly funny, and beautifully distilled.”
     Booklist 12/1/09

BCD Bond
     Shadows of War
by Larry Bond and Jim DeFelice.  Read by Luke Daniels. 
13 discs.  15+ hours.

BCD Brockmann
     Kiss and Tell
by Suzanne Brockmann.  Read by Susan Boyce.  5 discs.  5+ hours.

Dreams of Sun and Surf

 

The bone-chilling cold has traveled all the way to Florida this month and I will be returning to that "little Paradise on Earth," Captiva, in February. I hope the temperatures will be more seasonable.  While I'm taking my annual pilgrimage to Florida, I love to listen to something tropical such as a Doc Ford mystery by Randy Wayne White.  His hero lives on near-by Sanibel island. Carl Hiaasen is my choice for a good laugh. My favorite title is Native Tongue.   If I want a psychopathic serial killer creatively dispatching nefarious villains, I listen to Tim Dorsey's novels featuring that anti-hero Serge A. Storms.  Whether you travel to the Sunshine State in winter or just dream of palm trees, azure ocean and heated swimming pools, I recommend the above authors to fuel your dreams of sun and warmth.

Audiobooks Fiction January 2010

BCD Akpan
     Say You’re One of Them
by Uwem Akpan.  Read by Robin Miles and Dion Graham.  3 discs.  3 hours.

BCD Auster
     Invisible
by Paul Auster.  Read by the author.  6 discs.  8+ hours.

BCD Balogh
     A Matter of Class
by Mary Balogh.  Read by Anne Flosnik.  4 discs. 
4+ hours.

BCD Berry
     The Paris Vendetta
by Steve Berry.  Read by Scott Brick.  11 discs. 
13+ hours.

BCD Bray
     Going Bovine
by Libba Bray.  Read by Erik Davies.  12 discs.  15+ hours.
BCD Brown
     Rainwater
by Sandra Brown.  Read by Victor Slezak.  6 discs.  7+ hours.

BCD Brown
     Smash Cut
by Sandra Brown.  Read by Victor Slezak.  12 discs.  13 hours.

Free AudioFile Magazine at The Adult Reference Desk

Twice a year AudioFile sends us 20 free copies.  We have just received the December-January issue and will be distributing them at the Adult Reference Desk.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with the magazine, it has reviews, columns, interviews, and a list of the best audiobooks of 2009.  Newstand price for this magazine is $6.00, so give yourself a holiday gift and pick up your free copy while supplies last. 

Fiction Audiobooks December 2009

 

BCD Ahern

The Gift

by Cecelia Ahern. Read by Kevin Kearns. 6 discs. 7+ hours.

BCD Baldacci

True Blue

by David Baldacci. Read by Ron McLarty. 12 discs.

14+ hours.

BCD Barbery

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery. Read by Barbara Rosenblat and Cassandra Morris. 8 discs. 9+ hours.

"Renee, the concierge of a Paris apartment building who looks down her nose at the elites she must kowtow to while surreptitiously studying art, philosophy, and music…. Paloma is a 12-year-old living on the fifth floor who is also appalled by what she sees around her and decides to kill herself on her thirteenth birthday."

AudioFile 8/09

BCD Bradford

Breaking the Rules by Barbara Taylor Bradford. Read by Katherine Kellgren.

11 discs. 13 hours.

BCD Brown

Nonfiction Audiobooks December 2009

BCD 202.11 Armstrong

The Case for God

by Karen Armstrong. Read by the author.

14 discs. 13+ hours.

BCD 294.3444 Bst

The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World by the Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler. Read by Howard Cutler. 11 discs. 14 hours.

BCD 296.7 Albom

Have a Little Faith: a true story of a last request

by Mitch Albom. Read by the author. 4 discs.

4+ hours.

"Albom parallels time spent with Rabbi Lewis, Pastor Covington, and his own personal spiritual journey as he learned the incredible complexities of faith, finding it, holding on to it, and seeing and appreciating it at work in others. Albom, author of the acclaimed Tuesdays with Morrie (1997), offers another inspirational and heartwarming story about the strength of friendship and power of faith."

 BCD 302 Gladwell

The Tipping Point: how little things can make a big difference

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