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Fiction Audiobooks December 2013

BCD Albom
     The First Phone Call From Heaven
by Mitch Albom.  Read by the author.  7 discs.  7+ hours.

BCD Andrews
     Christmas Bliss
by Mary Kay Andrews.  Read by Kathleen McInerney.  6 discs.  7+ hours.

BCD Armstrong
    Omens
by Kelley Armstrong.  Read by Carine Montbertrand and Mozhan Marno.  13 discs.  14+ hours.

BCD Chapman
      How to be a Good Wife
by Emma Chapman.  Read by Susan Lyons.  6 discs.  7+ hours.

BCD Cussler
    Mirage: a novel of the Oregon files
by Clive Cussler with Jack Du Brul.  Read by Scott Brick.  10 discs.  12 hours.

 BCD Dashner
     The Eye of Minds
by James Dashner.   Read by Erik Davies.  7 discs.  8+ hours.

A Book Review of Independent Study by Joelle Charbonneau : reviewed by Sarah Singer

 

 

The sequel to The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau, Independent Study, is full of suspense and thrills. Cia Vale, after finishing a series of grueling tests, has finally been admitted to the University. Even though her memories of the testing have been erased, she remembers. Cia delves deeper and deeper, trying to uncover the ugly truth about the true nature of the government. This thriller is a page turner, filled to the brim with romance, passion, betrayal, violence, and danger. Dystopian fans will surely devour every word of Independent Study.

November NonFiction Audiobooks

BCD B Carson
     Johnny Carson
by Henry Bushkin.  Read by Dick Hill.  9 discs.  10+ hours.

BCD B Crystal
     Still Foolin’ ‘Em: where I’ve been, where I’m going, and where the hell are my keys?
by Billy Crystal.  Read by the author.  7 discs.  8 hours.

BCD B Dershowitz
    Taking the Stand: my life in the law
by Alan Dershowitz.  Read by Ella Dershowitz with an introduction read by the author.  18 discs.  21+ hours.

BCD B Henson
     Jim Henson: the biograph
y by Brian Jay Jones.  Read by Kirby Heyborne.  17 discs.  21+ hours.

BCD B Jesus
     Zealot: the life and times of Jesus of Nazareth
by Reza Aslan.  Read by the author.  7 discs.  8 hours.

BCD B Kennedy

Fiction Audiobooks November 2013

BCD Baker
     Longbourn
by Jo Baker.  Read by Emma Fielding.  11 discs.  13+ hours.

BCD Barker
     The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic
by Emily Croy Barker.  Read by Alyssa Bresnahan.  22 discs.  26+ hours.

BCD Belfoure
     The Paris Architect
by Charles Belfoure.  Read by Mark Bramhall.  9 discs.  11 hours.

New Fiction October 2013

BCD Atwood
     MaddAddam
by Margaret Atwood.  Read by Bernadette Dunne, Bob Walter, and Robbie Daymond.  11 discs. 
13+ hours. 

BCD Barnhardt
     Lookaway, Lookaway
by Wilton Barnhardt.  Read by Scott Shepherd.  13 discs.  13+ hours.

BCD Brook
     The Aftermath
by Rhidian Brook.  Read by Leighton Pugh.  8 discs.   9+ hours.

BCD Cain
     Let Me Go
by Chelsea Cain.  Read by Christina Delaine.  10 discs.  10+ hours.

BCD Chamberlain
     Necessary Lies
by Diane Chamberlain.  Read by Alison Elliott.  10 discs.  12 hours.

BCD Child
     Never Go Back b
y Lee Child.  Read by Dick Hill.  11 discs.  12+ hours.

BCD Cussler

Fiction Audiobooks September 2013

BCD Adler
     Please Don’t Tell
by Elizabeth Adler.  Read by Bernadette Dunne.  7 discs.  9 hours.

BCD Andrews
     Ladies’ Night
by Mary Kay Andrews.  Read by Kathleen McInerney.  14 discs.  17+ hours.

BCD Atkins
     The Broken Places
by Ace Atkins.  Read by Brian d’Arcy James.  8 discs.  10 hours.

BCD Bohjalian
     Light in the Ruins
by Chris Bohjalian.  Read by Cassandra Campbell and Mark Bramhall.  9 discs.  9+ hours.

BCD Science Fiction Bova
     New Earth
by Ben Bova.  Read by Stefan Rudnicki.  8 discs.  10 hours.

BCD Brockmole
     Letters from Skye
by Jessica Brockmole.  Read by various readers.  7 discs.  8 hours.

BCD Brooks

Nonfiction Audiobooks September 2013

BCD B Ford
      I Invented the Modern Age: the rise of Henry Ford
by Richard Snow.  Read by Sean Runnette. 11 discs.  13 hours.

BCD B Hance
     I’ll See You Again
by Jackie Hance with Janice Kaplan.  Read by the author.  6 discs.  7+ hours.

BCD B Hudgins
      The Joker: a memoir
by Andrew Hudgins.  Read by Jeff Cummings.  10 discs.  11+ hours.

BCD B Kissinger
     Kissinger: a biography
by Walter Isaacson. Read by Malcolm Hillgartner.  28 discs.  28+ hours.

BCD B McVea
     Waking Up in Heaven: a true story of brokenness, heaven, and life again
by Crystal McVea and Alex Tresniowski.  Read by Crystal McVea.  7 discs.  8 hours.

Battle of the Books

After a grueling competition amongst teens from libraries in the Catskills, Orange and Rockland Counties, New City Library  took home the Banner for Third Place.  From left to right are the following team members:  Shawna McKivergan, Marie Yatsky, Mary Phillips, Priyanka Ramanathan, Nicholas Procino, Ben Eisenberg, Allison Eisenberg, Susan Zollinger, Karen Zollinger, Chanda Bhandal, and Rathna Ramanathan.

The Teens read eight books representing classics, nonfiction, science fiction, mystery, historical fiction, graphic novel and realistic fiction.  The titles were

1.     The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Donan Doyle

2.     How They Croaked by Georgia Bragg

3.     Legend by Marie Lu

4.     Smile by Raina Telgemeier

5.     13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

6.     Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick

August 2013 Fiction Audiobooks

CD Bell
     In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods
by Matt Bell.  Read by Charlie Thurston.  6 discs. 
7+ hours.

BCD Caletti
     He’s Gone
by Deb Caletti.  Read by Cassandra Campbell.  10 discs.  12+ hours.

BCD Science Fiction Card
     Earth Afire
by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston.  Read by Stephen Hoye, Arthur Morey, Stefan Rudnicki and a full cast.  13 discs.  15 hours.

BCD Coes
     Eye for an Eye
by Ben Coes.  Read by Peter Hermann.  11 discs.  13+ hours.

BCD Cook
    Time Flies
by Claire Cook.  Read by Lesa Lockford.  6 discs.  7+ hours.

BCD D’Amato
     Beauty
by Brian D’Amato.  Read by Will Collyer.  10 discs.  11 hours.

New Fiction Audiobooks for July 2013

BCD Adler-Olsen
     A Conspiracy of Faith
by Jussi Adler-Olsen. Read by Graeme Malcolm.  12 discs.  15+ hours.

BCD Ahmad
     The Caretake
r by A.X. Ahmad.  Read by Sam Dastor.  9 discs.  10+ hours.

BCD Science Fction Banks
     Use of Weapons
by Iain M. Banks.  Read by Peter Kenny.  11 discs.  13+ hours.

BCD Science Fiction Beukes
     The Shining Girls
by Lauren Beukes.   Read by Khristine Hvam, Peter Ganim and others.  9 discs.  10+ hours.

BCD Brennert
     Palisades Park
by Alan Brennert.  Read by Mark McCarthy.  15 discs.  17+ hours.

BCD Brill
     The Movement of Stars
by Amy Brill.  Read by Carla Mercer-Meyer.  12 discs.  14+ hours.

BCD Colfer

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