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Nonfiction Audiobooks July 2009
BCD B Dickinson The Mighty Queens of Freeville: a mother, a daughter, and the town that raised them by Amy Dickinson. Read by the author. 5 discs. 5+ hours.
BCD B Edwards Resilience: reflections on the burdens and gifts of facing life’s adversities by Elizabeth Edwards. Read by the author. 4 discs.
BCD B Dickinson
The Mighty Queens of Freeville: a mother, a daughter, and the town that raised them
by Amy Dickinson. Read by the author. 5 discs. 5+ hours.
BCD B Edwards
Resilience: reflections on the burdens and gifts of facing life’s adversities
by Elizabeth Edwards. Read by the author. 4 discs.
BCD B Newman
Paul Newman: a life
by Shawn Levy. Read by Marc Cashman.
13 discs. 15+ hours.
BCD B Obama
Dreams From my Father: a story of race and inheritance
by Barack Obama [abridged]. Read by the author. 6 discs. 7+ hours.
BCD B Obama
Renegade: making of a president
by Richard Wolffe. Read by Arthur Morey. 13 discs. 16 hours.
BCD B Scarpa Mafia Son: the Scarpa mob family, the FBI, and a story of betrayal by Sandra Harmon. Read by Oliver Wyman. 8 discs.
BCD B Scarpa
Mafia Son: the Scarpa mob family, the FBI, and a story of betrayal
by Sandra Harmon. Read by Oliver Wyman. 8 discs.
BCD B Spelling
by Tori Spelling. Read by the author. 6 discs. 6+ hours.
BCD B Torre
The Yankee Years
by Joe Torre and Tom Verducci. Read by Michael Kramer. 13 discs. 16+ hours.
BCD B Vanderbilt
The First Tycoon: the epic life of Cornelius Vanderbilt
by T.J. Stiles. Read by Mark Deakins.
23 discs. 28+ hours.
BCD 150 Martin
Psychology of Human Behavior
by David W. Martin.
18 discs plus 3 course guides. Thirty-six lectures, 30 minutes each in 3 parts.
BCD 158.128 Roizen You Breathing Easy: meditation and breathing techniques to help you relax, refresh, and revitalize by Michael F. Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz.
BCD 158.128 Roizen
You Breathing Easy: meditation and breathing techniques to help you relax, refresh, and revitalize
by Michael F. Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz.
2 discs. 2+ hours.
BCD 332.6609 Cohan
House of Cards: a tale of hubris and wretched excess on Wall Street
by William D. Cohan. Read by Alan Sklar. 20 discs.
"CNBC financial reporter Cohan's account of the sudden collapse of the Wall Street firm Bear Stearns last March is largely interview based. This fine production is undoubtedly only the first of many books on the current market crisis, and Alan Sklar is the perfect narrator for conveying the tough vernacularism of these (almost-entirely) male voices. The cast is large, hard to keep track of, and through the book's long first part—a "minute-by-minute" reconstruction of the collapse—each voice recounts a variation on the same basic epiphany: "We're finished." The voices merge into one, and what comes across most distinctly is Sklar's rendition of the Wall Street personality: brusque, cynical, assured to the point of arrogance—the voice of hubris."
BCD 539.7258 Greene
The Elegant Universe: superstrings, hidden dimensions, and the quest for the ultimate theory
by Brian Greene. Read by Erik Davies.
13 discs. 15+ hours.
BCD 658.401 Spence
It’s Not What You Sell, it’s What You Stand For: why every extraordinary business is driven by purpose
by Roy Spence Jr. with Haley Rushing. Read by Bill Weideman. 8 discs. 9 hours.
BCD 759.5 Scotti
Vanished Smile: the mysterious theft of Mona Lisa
by R.A. Scotti. Read by Kathe Mazur. 6 discs. 7 hours.
BCD 791.447 NPR
NPR Driveway Moments: moms, radio stories that won’t let you go. Moms
. Host is Peter Sagal. 2 discs. 2 hours
BCD 941.08 Gil
We Two: Victoria and Albert: rulers, partners, rivals
by Gillian Gill. Read by Rosalyn Landor.
15 discs. 18+ hours.
BCD 975.932 Leamer
Madness Under the Royal Palms: love and death behind the gates of Palm Beach
by Laurence Leamer. Read by Todd McLaren.
9 discs. 11+ hours.
"A winter resident since 1994, the author gains the trust of his subjects, playing tennis with them and attending their parties. Such firsthand experience is supplemented by newspaper articles and interviews with scores of men and women who, although usually guarded, are unusually open to Leamer …. The book's highly visual vignettes-dominated by divorce, infidelity, excessive drinking and violence-produce a depressing picture of sad, angry, insecure and frequently nasty people hiding behind empty smiles, luxury cars and socially invisible servants. Leamer reflects: "Like [Henry] James, I found that few of the lives have the beauty of the surroundings, or the depths of the artistic vision that inspired this island." Some readers may find this book a penetrating portrayal of a privileged segment of the American population; others might regard it as a book-length gossip column."
Publishers Weekly 11/3/08