New Arrivals - Audio Books
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.
"With the acclaimed Midnight Breed series, New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian has written thrilling novels of electrifying romance and heart-pounding suspense--page-turners in which humans and vampires live tenuously side by side. In Crave the Night, Adrian brings the Breed and its world to the brink of war, where even the deepest passion can shatter into violence. Born and raised to be an emotionless killing machine, Nathan is one of the most lethal Breed vampires in existence. A key member of the Order--an elite group of warriors charged with protecting both mortals and vampires--Nathan executes each mission with flawless precision and a total lack of mercy. Now he must pursue a powerful, hidden enemy. But Nathan's hard discipline and training are no match for the fierce pull he feels toward a young woman he has no right to desire--a woman of wealth and high social standing who has long been promised to another Breed male, and who may also prove to be the key to rooting out Nathan's elusive quarry. Jordana lives a life of glittering privilege as a member of a prominent Breed family in Boston. Surrounded by fine things and fawning admirers, Jordana wants for nothing--until she crosses paths with a dark, intense warrior from the Order and finds herself swept into an impulsive, sizzling kiss that neither of them will forget. As much as she tries to deny her deep feelings for Nathan, Jordana cannot resist the craving to be near him, to break through his forbidding walls and see the man he truly is. But getting close to Nathan will thrust Jordana into a treacherous new world, forcing her to risk all she has and all she knows about herself and her past. And loving this seductive man could be the most dangerous temptation of all. -- Provided by publisher.
A wealthy Palm Beach widow hires Hannah to save a historic, possibly haunted house from being replaced by condos. Hannah sees it as a win-win opportunity: she can stop the condo project while tracking her family history, as the house had a role in a bloody Civil War skirmish involving two of Hannah's own distant relations. But she will learn that some things are more dangerous than ghosts- among them, human obsession.
Is America a source of pride, as Americans have long held, or shame, as Progressives allege? Beneath an innocent exterior, are our lives complicit in a national project of theft, expropriation, oppression, and murder, or is America still the hope of the world? D'Souza offers a passionate and sharply reasoned defense of America, knocking down every important accusation made by Progressives against our country.
With the help of a lawyer friend in Texas, China Bayles investigates a cold case involving a valuable piece of Mexican art after suspecting that it may be connected to the death of another friend.
In the small coastal city of Iran, Algeria, rats begin rising from the filth only to die as bloody heaps in the streets. And just as mysteriously as it appeared, the rodent problem seems to vanish. Shortly after, however, many local residents experience intense fevers and then perish--victims of the unseen menace of the bubonic plague. And as life in the town comes to a halt, the survivors attempt to come to terms with their own mortality and the rigors of isolation.
Wealthy widow Kelly is ready for a change after twenty years of 'pretending to be a whole lot more conservative and stupider and nicer than I really am.' When she mistakenly wanders into a ballroom, the 52-year-old discovers her new passion: dancing. While dancing, she bonds with Russian emigre dance teacher Nik and cancer-stricken, hospice-bound Carolina. Kelly's new interest also allows her to come to terms with a long-ago affair, precipitated by her distant relationship with her late husband.
The author of the Joe Pickett novels presents ten stories about the Wyoming he knows so well--and the dark deeds and impulses that can be found there--in a collection that includes four stories that feature Pickett himself.
It happened in an instant. After a breakfast with colleagues, Navajo Nation Police Officer Bernadette Manuelito sees a sedan careen into the parking lot and hears a crack of gunfire. When the dust clears, someone very close to her is lying on the asphalt in a pool of blood. With the victim in the hospital fighting for his life, every person in the squad and the local FBI office is hell-bent on catching the gunman. Bernie, too, wants in on the investigation, despite regulations strictly forbidding eyewitness involvement. Her superior may have ordered her to take some leave, but that doesn't mean she's going to sit idly by, especially when her husband, Sergeant Jim Chee, is put in charge of finding the shooter. Pooling their skills, Bernie and Chee discover that a cold case involving Chee's former boss and partner, retired lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, may hold the key to the shooting. Digging into the old investigation with discriminating eyes and a fervent urgency, husband and wife find themselves inching closer to the truth with every clue ... and closer to a killer who will do anything to prevent justice from taking its course.
A behind-the scenes look at the rivalry between the Obamas and the Clintons reveals the animosity, jealousy, and competition that divides America's two most powerful political couples.