New Arrivals - Audio Books
In October of 1806, the Little Season is in full swing, and Sally Fitzhugh has had enough of the parties and balls. With a vampire craze sparked by the novel The Convent of Orsino, it seems no one can speak of anything else. When Sally hears a rumor that the Duke of Belliston is a vampire, she can't resist the challenge of proving such nonsense false. Lucien, Duke of Belliston, is well versed in the trouble gossip can bring. He's returned home to dispel the rumors surrounding his parents' deaths. He welcomes his reputation, until a woman is found dead in Richmond, her blood drained from her. Lucien and Sally join forces to stop the so called vampire from killing again.
In the third installment of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series, time-traveler Claire Fraser must leave her eighteenth century Scottish husband, Jamie, and return to her own time. Now in the 1960s, Claire comes clean to her daughter about the true identify of her daughter's father. Together, they trace Jamie's history throughout the Scottish Uprising.
Without the protection of Gavin Guile, who has been captured and enslaved and has lost his powers, Kip, Teia, and Karris fight to survive a secret war between the nobles, rebels, and an ancient order of stealthy assassins called The Broken Eye.
Winner of the 1973 National Book Award, 'Gravity's Rainbow' is a postmodern epic, a work as exhaustively significant to the second half of the twentieth century as Joyce's 'Ulysses' was to the first. Its sprawling, encyclopedic narrative and penetrating analysis of the impact of technology on society make it an intellectual tour de force.
"Twenty-three years ago, Misty Banner was brutally slashed to death in her home in Virtue Falls, Washington. Her husband was convicted of the murder. Their four-year-old daughter Elizabeth witnessed the crime, but has no memory of the killing. Now, two decades later, Elizabeth is back in Virtue Falls. She soon discovers her father is innocent. The real killer is still out there. And her investigation has stirred dark and deadly resentments that could provoke another bloody murder--her own"-- Provided by publisher.
A new look at the power and legacy of great ideas. The history of innovation over centuries tracing facets of modern life from their creation by hobbyists, amateurs, and entrepreneurs to their unintended historical consequences. Filled with surprising stories of accidental genius and brilliant mistakes; from the French publisher who invented the phonograph before Edison but forgot to include playback, to the Hollywood movie star who helped invent the technology behind Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Craig Rockwell, known as Rocky, is a new member of the Krewe of Hunters, the FBI's team of paranormal investigators. He never got over finding a friend dead in the woods. Now another body's been found in those same woods, not far from the home of a woman named Devin Lyle. And Devin's been led to a third body, by; a ghost? Even as the danger mounts, Devin and Rocky begin to fall for each other, something the ghosts of Mina and past witches seem to approve of.
When looting and rioting overwhelm all the major U.S. cities, Afghanistan War vet Ray McGregor makes his way from Michigan's Upper Peninsula to his parents' cattle ranch in Bella Coola, British Columbia, in remote western Canada. Joining him is his old friend Phil Adams, a Defense Intelligence Agency counterintelligence case officer based in Washington State.
Margaret Atwood presents the cycle of stories about Penelope, wife of Odysseus, through the eyes of the twelve maids hanged for disloyalty to Odysseus in his absence.
Colleen McCullough weaves a sweeping story of two sets of twins, all trained as nurses but each with her own ambitions, stepping into womanhood in 1920s and '30s Australia.
Book lover and Austen enthusiast Sophie Collingwood has recently taken a job at an antiquarian bookshop in London when two different customers request a copy of the same obscure book: the second edition of 'Little Book of Allegories' by Richard Mansfield. Their queries draw Sophie into a mystery that will cast doubt on the true authorship of 'Pride and Prejudice', and ultimately threaten Sophie's life.
When Jesse is invited to a reunion of his old Triple-A team, he is forced to grapple with his memories and his regrets over what might have been. But his time at the reunion is cut short when a young woman is found murdered and her boyfriend, a son of one of Paradise's most prominent families, is missing and presumed kidnapped. There is a connection between the reunion and the crimes as Jesse discovers that one of his former teammates may in fact be his main suspect.
Karen Armstrong sets out to discover the truth about religion and violence in each of the world's great traditions, taking listeners on an astonishing journey from prehistoric times to the present.
As he watches, her body drifts below the water's surface, forever altered. Before he disposes of each victim, he takes a trophy. It's a sign of his power, and a warning. In Grizzly Falls, Montana, Detectives Alvarez and Pescoli are struggling with a new commander and a department in the midst of upheaval. It's the worst possible time for a homicide. A body has been found, missing a finger. Alvarez hopes this means a murderer with a personal grudge, not a madman, until a second body turns up.
"When Sam Capra's best customer--and friend--is murdered outside his Miami bar, Sam decides to seek justice. Determined to find out the connection between his friend's death and a beautiful stranger, Sam infiltrates the Ligeras, one of Miami's most prominent--and dangerous-families. He faces a powerful but unstable mastermind intent on dividing his business empire between his three very different children, who may hold murderous secrets of their own. Sam is inexorably drawn into the family drama, amplifying painful echoes of his own shattered relationships as son, brother, father, and husband. And in his quest to unearth the killer before his cover is blown, Sam discovers one of the world's "dark corners"...a place where laws are inconsequential, and no amount of money or power can save you... "-- Provided by publisher.
In 1945, a former combat nurse, back from the war and on her honeymoon, touches a boulder in an ancient Scottish ruin and is instantly transported to a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in 1743.
A sweeping epic set in the harsh deserts of Arabia and ancient Palestine. A war that rages between kingdoms on the earth and in the heart. The harrowing journey of the woman at the center of it all. The story of Jesus in a way never experienced before. Step back in time to the year, Anno Domini, 30.
Lucy Stone's trip to Paris to learn culinary secrets from a top French pastry chef takes a turn for the worse when she discovers the chef in a pool of blood and must criss-cross the country to find his killer.
What is the secret to a stable marriage? How many gay people are still in the closet? Do we truly live in a post racial society? Has Twitter made us dumber? These are just a few of the questions Christian Rudder answers in a smart, funny, irreverent look at how we act when we think no one's looking.
As a boy, Thronos, Lord of Skye Hall, loved Lanthe, a mischievous Sorceri girl. But when the two got caught in the middle of their families' war, tragedy struck, leaving them bitter enemies. Though centuries have passed, nothing can cool his seething need for the enchantress who scarred his body, and left an even deeper impression on his soul. With their families locked in conflict and battles raging all around them, will they succumb to the brutal chaos that threatens everything they cherish?
Margaret Atwood presents a chilling dystopic novel set in the Republic of Gilead, formerly the United States, after a radical theocratic revolution. In a time of declining birthrates, fertile women are dispersed to high-ranking white men as baby-making handmaids. If a handmaid cannot reproduce, she is exiled to the Colonies, an uber-polluted wasteland. One of these handmaids, Offred, not only remembers her life before the revolution, but is determined to reclaim it.
In eighteenth-century Scotland, Claire Randall and her raven-haired daughter, Brianna, return to the majestic hills where Claire recalls the love of her life-- gallant warrior James Fraser.
This hilarious book has been adapted especially for the audiobook edition so listeners hear all of the same fun and humor from the printed version and don't have to make any decisions or jump around, just kick back, relax and listen. Plus, it features exclusive bonus audio of young Neil delivering an adorable speech.
When race caller and television presenter Mark Shillingford calls a race in which his twin sister, Clare, an accomplished and successful jockey, comes in second when she could have won, he believes the worst: that she lost on purpose, and the race was fixed. That night, Mark confronts Clare with his suspicions, she storms off after an argument--and it's the last time Mark sees her alive. Hours later, Clare jumps to her death from the balcony of a London hotel; or so it seems. Devastated and guilty over her death, Mark goes in search of answers. What had led Clare to take her own life? Or was it not suicide at all?
Gail Sheehy returns with her inspiring memoir. A chronicle of her trials and triumphs as a groundbreaking 'girl' journalist in the 1960s, to iconic guide for women and men seeking to have it all, to one of the premier political profilers of modern times.