New Arrivals - Audio Books
"With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years ago. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the well-heeled Smith College alumna is now inmate #11187-424-- one of the millions of women who disappear 'down the rabbit hole' of the American penal system. From her first strip search to her final release, Kerman learns to navigate this strange world with its strictly enforced codes of behavior and arbitrary rules, where the uneasy relationship between prisoner and jailer is constantly and unpredictably recalibrated. She meets women from all walks of life, who surprise her with small tokens of generosity, hard words of wisdom, and simple acts of acceptance. Heartbreaking, hilarious, and at times enraging, Orange Is the New Black offers a rare look into the lives of women in prison, why it is we lock so many away, and what happens to them when they're there"-- Publisher's web site.
Pericles 'Perry' Christo is a P.I. with a past. A one-time NYPD homicide cop, Perry has been struggling since he lost his badge, and his marriage, in a notorious corruption scandal. So when wealthy Upper East Side matron Julia Drusilla calls him one cold February night, he jumps at the chance to work what seems to be a straightforward (and lucrative) case.
District Attorney Nina Frost and her husband, Caleb, face a nightmare when they discover that their young son Nathaniel has been molested, a trauma that has left him mute, terrified, and unable to reveal the identity of his attacker.
Drawing upon examples from the world of business, sports, culture, cutting-edge psychology and an array of unforgettable characters around the world, the author looks at the complex and surprising ways in which the weak can defeat the strong, how the small can match up against the giant, and how our goals (often culturally determined) can make a huge difference in our ultimate sense of success.
Philip Caputo, who had just turned seventy, his wife, and their two English setters, took off in a truck hauling an Airstream camper from Key West, Florida, en route via back roads and state routes to Deadhorse, Alaska. The journey took four months and covered seventeen thousand miles, during which Caputo interviewed more than eighty Americans from all walks of life to get a picture of what their lives and the life of the nation are really about in the twenty-first century.
It is the beginning of December. Oak fires are burning in the stately flickering hearths of Nideck Point. It is Yuletide. For Reuben Golding, now infused with the wolf gift and under the loving tutelage of the Morphenkinder, this promises to be a Christmas like no other... The Yuletide season, sacred to much of the human race, has been equally sacred to the Man Wolves, and Reuben soon becomes aware that they, too, steeped in their own profound rituals, will celebrate the ancient Midwinter festival deep within the verdant richness of Nideck forest.
In Ireland for a summer vacation, Will Lee dreams of building a sailboat and cruising the majestic waters. But this dream is shattered when a senseless act of violence forces him into a deadly struggle--one that has him running from another man's past.
This audio collection contains a recording of Mr. Faulkner reading his 1949 Nobel acceptance speech and excerpts from As I lay dying, A fable, and The old man.
It is the year 2059. Major world cities are under the control of a security force called Scion. Paige Mahoney works in the criminal underworld of Scion London, part of a secret cell: the Seven Seals. The work she does is unusual: scouting for information by breaking into others' minds. Paige is a dreamwalker, a rare kind of clairvoyant, and in this world, the voyants commit treason simply by breathing. When Paige is captured and arrested, she encounters a power more sinister even than Scion.
In Israel, a man clutching a backpack searches desperately for a boat. In Minnesota, Virgil Flowers receives a message telling him that he's about to get a visit from an Israeli cop. She's tailing a man who's smuggled out an extraordinary relic. As it turns out, there are very bad men chasing the relic, and they don't care who's in the way or what they have to do to get it.
Eleanor Murray fled life on majestic Edisto Island for a job at a Charleston investment firm. Now her boss wants Eleanor to move back and help care for Helena, his elderly aunt. But that means confronting her childhood, including the accident that left her sister in a wheelchair. What Eleanor doesn't foresee is the bond she'll form with Helena--and the revelations that will set them free.
A collection of humorous stories, where the author takes to the road with a thieving quadriplegic, sorts out the fancy from the extra-fancy in a bleak fruit-packing factory, and confronts his naked self in the mirrored sunglasses of a lunatic.
Spanning much of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the novel follows the fortunes of the extraordinary Whittaker family as led by the enterprising Henry Whittaker--a poor-born Englishman who makes a great fortune in the South American quinine trade, eventually becoming the richest man in Philadelphia. His daughter, Alma, born into great luxury in 1800, ultimately becomes a botanist of considerable gifts herself. She is brilliant and insatiable, driven by an unquenchable sense of wonder, and also by a desperate need to understand the hidden mechanism behind all life.
Private investigator Cal Weaver makes an ill-advised decision to pick up a young female hitchhiker who reminds him of his dead son. But something is off about the girl, and Cal is soon drawn into a host of nightmarish secrets.
Private investigator Harris Stuyvesant is an American agent who's been given the plum assignment of locating beautiful young model Philippa Crosby. But when Philippa's trail ends at the Théâtre du Grand-Guignol in Montmartre, Stuyvesant discovers a world where art meets sexual depravity--and where a savage killer lurks in the shadows.
On a damp October night, beautiful young Ashley Cordova is found dead in an abandoned warehouse in lower Manhattan. Though her death is ruled a suicide, veteran investigative journalist Scott McGrath suspects otherwise. As he probes the strange circumstances surrounding Ashley's life and death, McGrath comes face-to-face with the legacy of her father: the legendary, reclusive cult-horror-film director Stanislas Cordova ... a man who hasn't been seen in public for more than thirty years.
Clementine Evans has finally achieved almost everything she's been working towards, but now she's not sure it's enough. Her long hours have led to a broken engagement and, suddenly single at thirty-four, she feels her messy life crumbling around her. But when the family gathers for her grandmother's birthday, a relative lets slip hints about a long-buried family secret.
Originally published in 1963, John le Carr'? Cold War spy novel unfolds the story of British spy Alec Leamas and his epic fight against the Communist East (personified by Hans-Dieter Mundt of the East German Secret Service, Abteilung). Known for its complex plot and commentary on Western methods of espionage, The Spy Who Came in From the Cold captivates listeners as an enthralling game of wits played out in East Germany.
Noelle Perkins just got a second chance at life, and she intends to make the most of every minute. That's why she ditched a frustrating legal career to open her own store in Fool's Gold, California. The Christmas Attic celebrates everything that's magical about her favorite season. Business is booming, and as a bonus, gorgeous army doctor Gabriel Boylan has offered to help out during the holiday rush.
After being trapped on an embankment after a car crash, the life of an elderly widower becomes entwined with that of a young college student and the cowboy she loves.
The woman on the bed was barely out of her teens. She wasn't exactly beautiful, but she'd tried to make the most of her looks. And now, alone in a seedy beachfront motel, she was dead.
Kinsey investigates two seemingly unrelated deaths: the first of a local, shady PI, the second a John Doe on the beach.
Husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are in Mexico, when they come upon a remarkable discovery--the skeleton of a man clutching an ancient sealed pot, and within the pot, a Mayan book, larger than anyone has ever seen. The book contains astonishing information about the Mayans, about their cities, and about mankind itself. The secrets are so powerful that some people would do anything to possess them--as the Fargos are about to find out.
Former sheriff Cork O'Connor investigates the disappearance of a retired judge's wife--and discovers the bloody aftermath of a 20-year-old crime.
Hollywood gets more than it bargained for when television's hottest star arrives at the Miami Police Department and develops an intense, professional interest in a camera-shy blood spatter analyst named Dexter Morgan.