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December Nonfiction Audiobooks
BCD B Adams
First Family: Abigail and John Adams by Joseph J. Ellis. Read by Kimberly Farr. 9 discs. 10+ hours.
BCD B Bush
Decision Points by George W. Bush. Read by the author. 16 discs. 18+ hours.
BCD B Jolie
Angelina: an unauthorized biography by Andrew Morton. Read by Bronson Pinchot. 10 discs. 12 hours.
BCD B Long
The Long Run by Matt Long and Charles Butler. Read by Matthew Del Negro. 7 discs. 8+ hours.
“When Long, a New York City firefighter with East Harlem's Ladder Company 43, was crushed by a bus while riding his bike to work one winter's day, he was transformed from a man who ran marathons to a man who might never walk again… Long endured 40 operations and spent five months in the hospital, never taking his mind off the finish line at the end of the 2008 NYC Marathon….Completing the marathon after his recovery at 42 years of age was a major accomplishment, and it motivated him to begin speaking publicly, and to create the "I Will" foundation to help people recover from traumatic life-altering illnesses or injuries. Like Long himself, his memoir is full of the heartfelt can-do attitude sure to appeal to the Iron Man in everyone.”
Publishers Weekly Annex Rewies 10/18/10
BCD B LuPone
Patti LuPone: a memoir by Patti LuPone with Digby Diehl. Read by the author. 7 discs. 8+ hours.
BCD B Roosevelt
Colonel Roosevelt by Edmund Morris. Read by Mark Deakins. 20 discs. 24+ hours.
BCD B Weintraub
When I Stop Talking, You’ll Know I’m Dead: useful stories from a persuasive man by Jerry Weintraub and Rich Cohen. Read by the author. 8 discs. 8 hours.
“Hollywood power player Weintraub, now 72, is always in control and goes to great lengths to prove it: besides having managed musical legends like Presley, Sinatra and John Denver ("I cooked [him] from scratch"), Weintraub once closed a deal by faking a heart attack …”When I believe in something, it's going to get done." Edgy and honest but refreshingly spare in his criticism of stars, colleagues and family… a bold voice, a storied career, and a cast of superstars, his memoir makes a rousing insider tour of some five decades in the entertainment industry.”
Publishers Weekly Annex Reviews 4/12/10
BCD B Zamperini
Unbroken: a World War II airman’s story of survival, resilience and redemption by Laura Hillenbrand. Read by Edward Herrmann, 11 discs. 12 + hours.
“Grim story of Louie Zamperini. An Olympic runner during the 1930s, he flew B-24s during WWII. Taken prisoner by the Japanese, he endured a captivity harsh even by Japanese standards and was a physical and mental wreck at the end of the war.”
BCD 155.2 Byrne
The Power by Rhonda Byrne. Read by the author. 5 discs. 6 hours.
BCD 158.7 Achor
The Happiness Advantage: the seven principles of positive psychology that fuel success and performance at work by Shawn Achor. Read by the author. 6 discs. 7+ hours.
BCD 324.973 Traister
Big Girls Don’t Cry: the election that changed everything for American women by Rebecca Traister. Read by Kirsten Potter. 10 discs. 11+ hours.
BCD 330.973 Brands
American Colossus: the triumph of capitalism, 1865-1900 by H.W. Brands. Read by Robertson Dean. 19 discs. 23+ hours.
BCD 330.973 Huffington
Third World America: how our politicians are abandoning the middle class and betraying the American dream by Arianna Huffington. Read by Coleen Marlo. 6 discs. 7 hours.
BCD 330.973 Lewis
The Big Short: inside the doomsday machine by Michael Lewis. Read by Jesse Boggs. 8 discs. 9+ hours.
“Versatile best-selling author Lewis (Panic) gives a different take on the 2007-08 credit crisis as he chronicles how a handful of investment managers detected early on the growing bubble in the mortgage bond market and made fortunes betting against it…. Lewis turns the crisis into a true financial thriller that screams of Wall Street's greed, recklessness, deceit, incompetence, and hubris.”
Library Journal 4/15/2010
BCD 523.1 Hawking
The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Modinow. Read by Steve West. 4 discs. 4+ hours.
BCD 551.463 Casey
The Wave: in pursuit of the rogues, freaks and giants of the ocean by Susan Casey. Read by Kirsten Potter. 9 discs. 10+ hours.
BCD 616.0472 Thernstrom
The Pain Chronicles: cures, myths, mysteries, prayers, diaries, brain scans, healing, and the science of suffering by Melanie Thernstrom. Read by Laural Merlington. 10 discs. 11+ hours.
BCD 643.1 Bryson
At Home: a short history of private life by Bill Bryson. Read by the author. 13 discs. 15+ hours.
BCD 813.54 Sedaris
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris. Read by David Sedaris, Elaine Stritch, Dylan Baker and Sian Phillips. Music by Paul Clark. 3 discs. 3 hours.
BCD 814.6 Rakoff
Half Empty by David Rakoff. Read by the author. 6 discs. 6+ hours.
BCD 818.5402 Bader
The Book of Murray: the life, teachings, and kvetching of the lost prophet by David M. Bader. Read by Yash Kimmelfarb and Alan Sklar. 2 discs. 2 hours.
BCD 822.914 Stoppard
Arcadia by Tom Stoppard. A full cast production from L.A. Theatre Works. 3 discs. 2+ hours.
BCD 973.932 Woodward
Obama’s Wars by Bob Woodward. Read by Boyd Gaines. 6 discs. 7 hours.