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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

by Malcolm Gladwell. Read by the author. 8 discs. 8+ hours.

BCD 305.231 Bronson

Nurtureshock: new thinking about children

by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman. Read by Po Bronson. 7 discs. 8 hours.

"Bronson (What Should I Do With My Life?) and Merryman excavate astonishing research that reveals why our parenting strategies have backfired: why smart kids are underperforming, why Baby Einstein watchers speak fewer words than their peers, and why kindergarteners in the gifted program are no smarter than others. Chapters address sibling relations, self-control, sleep effects, and other relevant topics. The book presents a panoramic view of the latest research and is further distinguished by pragmatic prose that avoids alarmism and sanctimony. Verdict This tour de force is one of the best parenting psychology books in years and will likely be seismic in influence.-"

BCD 363.28 Kessler

In the Presidents Secret Service: behind the scenes with agents in the line of fire and the presidents they protect

by Ronald Kessler. Read by Alan Sklar.

7 discs. 9 hours.

 BCD 438.34 German

Rush Hour German

by Howard Beckerman. 2 discs plus 1 booklet and one music CD.

BCD 612.82 Amen

Magnificent Mind at Any Age: natural ways to unleash your brain’s maximum potential

by Daniel G. Amen. Read by Marc Cashman. 10 discs. 12+ hours.

BCD 818.309 Thoreau

Walden: and, On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

by Henry David Thoreau. Read by Robin Field. 11 discs. 14 hours.

BCD 932.014 Patterson

The Murder of King Tut: the plot to kill the child king

by James Patterson and Martin Dugard. Read by Joe Barrett.

5 discs. 6 hours.

 BCD 940.531 Brenner

The Girls of Room 28: friendship, hope, and survival in Theresienstadt

by Hannelore Brenner. Read by Suzanne Toren. 9 discs. 12+ hours.

BCD 940.531 Edsel

The Monuments Men: Allied heros, Nazi thieves, and the greatest treasure hunt in history

by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter. Read by Jeremy Davidson: introduction read by the author. 6 discs. 7+ hours.

BCD B Ferguson

American on Purpose: the improbable adventures of an unlikely patriot

by Craig Ferguson. Read by the author.

6 discs. 9 hours.

BCD B Kennedy

Bobby and Jackie: a love story

by C. David Heymann. Read by Dick Hill. 6 discs.

7+ hours.

 BCD B Kennedy

True Compass: a memoir

by Edward M. Kennedy. Read by John Bedford Lloyd. 17 discs. 17 hours.

BCD B Kidd

Traveling with Pomegranates: a mother-daughter story

by Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor. Read by the authors. 8 discs.

9 hours.

BCD B Luciano

The Art of Making Money: the story of a master counterfeiter

by Jason Kersten. Read by Jim Bond.

8 discs. 9+ hours.

BCD B Monroe

The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe

by J. Randy Taraborrelli. Read by Robert Petkoff. 7 discs.

8 hours.

BCD B Tillman

Where Men Win Glory: the odyssey of Pat Tillman

by Jon Krakauer. Read by Scott Brick.

11 discs. 13 hours.

 

Library Journal 9/9/09

Booklist 9/1/09

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