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New Arrivals - Audio Books
A member of Navy SEAL Team 3 describes his life as a father and husband, and as the serviceman with the most confirmed sniper kills in the history of the United States military while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Traces the crisis period leading up to America's entry into World War II, describing the nation's polarized interventionist and isolationist factions as represented by the government, in the press, and on the streets.
A biography of Calvin Coolidge, President of the United States from 1923 to 1929.
Richard Kilmer is an ordinary man forced unwittingly to play a terrible game. After proposing to his love, Jennifer Ryan, they take a drive up to Kendrick Falls. Rumor has it that no man has ever gone to the falls with Jen and come back the same. Richard is no exception. Halfway up the mountain, Richard loses control of his car, and it rolls. Richard is shaken, but Jen is gone.
After years of bullying and cajoling others as a high-flying public relations boss, Agatha Raisin's early retirement to the picture-postcard village of Carsley in the Cotswolds is a dream come true. And how better to begin making herself a local leading light than by entering the village quiche-making competition?
On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife. Ursula dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, lets out a lusty wail, and embarks upon a life that will be, to say the least, unusual. For as she grows, she also dies, repeatedly, in a variety of ways, while the young century marches on towards its second cataclysmic world war. Does Ursula's apparently infinite number of lives give her the power to save the world from its inevitable destiny? And if she can -- will she?
FBI agents Dillon and Lacey (Sherlock) Savich rescue two boys kidnapped from Maryland and then rush off to California to save Dillon's sister from a greedy art collector.
Every day people experience the uncertainty and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable. Here, Dr. Brown challenges everything people think they know about vulnerability, saying it is not weakness but rather the clearest path to courage and meaningful connection.
Qhuinn has finally found a mate able to give him an offspring and continue his bloodline--though his heart still belongs to another. Blay has likewise put his feelings for Qhuinn aside, but when the battle for the vampire throne intensifies, fate brings these two soldiers together once more.
Andy Carpenter plunges into a high-profile murder case in which a Bernese mountain dog puppy and Andy's golden retriever play instrumental roles.
"Henry Cimoli and Spenser have been friends for years, yet the old boxing trainer has never asked the private eye for a favor. Until now. A heavy-handed developer is trying to buy up Henry's condo on Revere Beach and sends thugs to move the process along. Soon Spenser and his apprentice, Zebulon Sixkill, find a trail leading to a mysterious and beautiful woman, a megalomaniacal Las Vegas kingpin, and plans to turn a chunk of land north of Boston into a sprawling casino. Bitter rivals emerge, alliances turn, and the uglier pieces of the Boston political machine look to put an end to Spenser's investigation. Aspiration, greed, and twisted dreams all focus on the old Wonderland dog track where the famous amusement park once fronted the ocean. For Spenser and Z, this simple favor to Henry will become the fight of their lives" -- from the Robert B. Parker web site.
While assessing the military potential of a new intelligence device, Covert-One's Colonel Jon Smith realizes the technology must never fall into the hands of America's enemies.
Eight weeks after a heart transplant saves his life, former FBI agent Terry McCaleb discovers that his new heart came from a murder victim, leading Terry to become involved in tracking down the killer.
Sheryl Sandberg--Facebook COO, ranked eighth on Fortune's list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business--has become one of America's most galvanizing leaders, and an icon for millions of women juggling work and family. In her Lean In, she urges women to take risks and seek new challenges, to find work that they love, and to remain passionately engaged with it at the highest levels throughout their lives.
DCI Banks investigates the murder of Detective Inspector Bill Reid, who was found with a crossbow bolt in his body and compromising photos of him on the scene. Banks' efforts are quickly hindered by departmental interference, but his dogged determination sets him on a path toward discovering the truth.
Secrets are unearthed in a murder case that lawyer and dog lover Andy Carpenter lost years ago. Andy follows a clue into a world where the oath of silence is stronger than blood ties and where people will do anything to make sure their secrets are kept.
When Lottie accepts an ex's offer of marriage in fulfillment of a pact made years earlier that they would marry if they were still single in their thirties, the arrangement prompts disapproval and a renewal of passion.
While on the trail of a stolen relic, P.I. Dana Cutler is called back to Virginia where she must stop Charles Benedict, a criminal defense lawyer, amateur illusionist and professional hit man, from framing a millionaire for the murder of his much younger wife.
Caroline Dawson survived the town gossips who whispered behind her back. She survived the slow death of her husband, Roscoe Lancaster, the richest man in the county and her senior by three decades, but she feared she might not survive Rink Lancaster, her husband's son.
Traces the rise of the processed food industry and how addictive salt, sugar, and fat have enabled its dominance in the past half century, revealing deliberate corporate practices behind current trends in obesity, diabetes, and other health challenges.
On the day John F. Kennedy is inaugurated, Claire, a young wife and mother obsessed with the glamour of Jackie, struggles over the decision of whether to stay in a loveless but secure marriage or to follow the man she loves and whose baby she may be carrying. Decades earlier in 1919, Vivien Lowe, an obituary writer, is searching for her lover who disappeared in the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. By telling the stories of the dead, Vivien not only helps others cope with their grief but also begins to understand the devastation of her own terrible loss. The surprising connection between these two women will change Claire's life in unexpected and extraordinary ways.
Sheryl Harrison has served four years of a thirty-year murder sentence for killing her husband, who she claims abused her and her daughter Karen. Her daughter has a congenital heart defect and will die without a transplant, plus her rare blood type makes the chance of finding a matching donor remote. Sheryl wants to be that donor. Now attorney Jamie Wagner must reopen the murder case, prove Sheryl's innocence, and get her freed so that she can pursue her plan to take her own life.
A new collection of essays by the humorist author that traces his offbeat world travel experiences, which involved surreal encounters with everything from French dentistry and Australian kookaburra eating habits to Beijing squat toilets and a wilderness Costco in North Carolina.
London, 1933. Two months after the body of an Indian woman named Usha Pramal is found in the brackish water of a south-London canal, her brother, newly arrived in England, turns to Maisie Dobbs to find the truth about her death. Not only has Scotland Yard made no arrests, evidence indicates that they failed to conduct a full and thorough investigation.
Frances has been forced to abandon her life of wealth and privilege in London and emigrate to the Southern Cape of Africa. In this remote and inhospitable land she becomes entangled with two very different men, one driven by ambition, the other by his ideals. Only when the rumor of a smallpox epidemic takes her into the dark heart of the diamond mines does she see her path to happiness.