Sunday, May 1, 2016

Audiobooks on CD - New Releases

Audiobooks on CD
Here are the Audiobook on CD releases for this week, starting 2 May 2016:

15th Affair by James Patterson
As she settles into motherhood, Lindsay Boxer thinks she has found wedded bliss. But when a beautiful, alluring blonde woman with links to the CIA disappears from the scene of a triple murder at a downtown luxury hotel, Lindsay's life begins to unravel. Before she can track down the woman for questioning, a plane crash plunges San Francisco into chaos and Lindsay's husband Joe vanishes. The deeper she digs, the more Lindsay suspects that Joe shares a secret past with the mystery blonde. Thrown into a tailspin and questioning everything she thought she knew, Lindsay turns to the Women's Murder Club for help as she tries to uncover the truth.
The Apartment by Danielle Steel
Four young women's lives intersect in the apartment they've shared in Hell's Kitchen: Claire, a shoe designer; Abby, an aspiring novelist; Morgan, a successful financial consultant; and Sasha, a resident in obstetrics. As different as they are from one another, the women had become a family by choice. But while their lives had proceeded smoothly in the years they'd lived together, new relationships, job opportunities, and surprising circumstances will test the strength of their bond in and outside the loft that had become their home.
Bloodline: New Republic by Claudia Gray
WITNESS THE BIRTH OF THE RESISTANCE
When the Rebellion defeated the Empire in the skies above Endor, Leia Organa believed it was the beginning to a lasting peace. But after decades of vicious infighting and partisan gridlock in the New Republic Senate, that hope seems like a distant memory.

Now a respected senator, Leia must grapple with the dangers that threaten to cripple the fledgling democracy. Desperate to take action, senators are calling for the election of a First Senator.

As the daughter of Darth Vader, Leia faces with distrust the prospect of any one person holding such a powerful position - even when supporters suggest Leia herself for the job. But a new enemy may make this path Leia’s only option. For at the edges of the galaxy, a mysterious threat is growing...
Britt-Marie was here by Frederik Backman
Britt-Marie can't stand mess. She eats dinner at precisely the right time and starts her day at six in the morning because only lunatics wake up later than that. And she is not passive-aggressive. Not in the least. It's just that sometimes people interpret her helpful suggestions as criticisms, which is certainly not her intention. But at sixty-three, Britt-Marie has had enough. She finally walks out on her loveless forty-year marriage and finds a job in the only place she can: Borg, a small, derelict town devastated by the financial crisis.
The Defense by Steve Cavanagh
Former con artist turned lawyer Eddie Flynn gave up the law a year ago after a disastrous case, and he vowed never to step foot in a courtroom again. Now he doesn't have a choice. The head of the Russian mob in New York City, on trial for murder, has kidnapped Eddie's ten-year-old daughter: Eddie has to take this case whether he likes it or not.
Diana's Altar by Barbara Cleverly
When a man known to Scotland Yard dies under suspicious circumstances, Assistant Commissioner Joe Sandilands finds himself in a deadly ring of cloak-and-dagger politics and high-society hedonism surrounding a powerful and elite society of aristocrats and intelligentsia.
Everybody's Fool by Richard Russo
The irresistible Sully, who in the intervening years has come by some unexpected good fortune, is staring down a VA cardiologist's estimate that he has only a year or two left, and it's hard work trying to keep this news from the most important people in his life.
The Fall of Man in Wilmslow by David Lagercrantz
June 8, 1954. Alan Turing, the visionary mathematician, is found dead at his home in sleepy Wilmslow, dispatched by a poisoned apple. Taking the case, Detective Constable Leonard Corell quickly learns Turing is a convicted homosexual. Confident it's a suicide, he is nonetheless confounded by official secrecy over Turing's war record. What is more, Turing's sexuality appears to be causing alarm among the intelligence services; could he have been blackmailed by Soviet spies? Stumbling across evidence of Turing's genius, and sensing an escape from a narrow life, Corell soon becomes captivated by Turing's brilliant and revolutionary work, and begins to dig deeper. But in the paranoid, febrile atmosphere of the Cold War, loose cannons cannot be tolerated. As his innocent curiosity fast takes him far out of his depth, Corell realizes he has much to learn about the dangers of forbidden knowledge.
Fine Imitation by Amber Brock
Set in the glamorous 1920s, this is an intoxicating debut that sweeps listeners into a privileged Manhattan socialite's restless life and the affair with a mysterious painter that upends her world, flashing back to her years at Vassar and the friendship that brought her to the brink of ruin.
The Girl from Summer Hill by Jude Deveraux
Chef Casey Reddick has had it up to here with men. When she arrives in the charming town of Summer Hill, Virginia, she leaves behind a demanding boss at a famous D.C. restaurant and a breakup with a boyfriend jealous of her success. Some peace and quiet on the picturesque Tattwell plantation is just what she needs to start fresh. But the tranquility is broken one misty morning when she sees a gorgeous naked man on the porch of her cottage.
I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh
On a rainy afternoon, a mother's life is shattered as her son slips from her grip and runs into the street. Now Jenna Gray has moved to the Welsh coast, desperate to leave behind the heartbreak of the accident and heal from the loss of her child and the rest of her painful past. At the same time, the novel tracks the pair of police investigators trying to get to the bottom of this hit-and-run, drawn to each other as surely as they are drawn into the frustrating, twist-filled case before them.
The Last Good Girl by Allison Leotta
Emma, a freshman at a Michigan university, has gone missing. She was last seen leaving a bar near the prestigious and secretive fraternity known on campus as 'the rape factory.' The main suspect is Dylan Brooks, the son of one of the most powerful politicians in the state. But so far the only clues are pieced-together surveillance footage of Emma leaving the bar that night, and Dylan running down the street after her.
Night Shift by Charlaine Harris
At Midnight's local pawnshop, weapons are flying off the shelves, and used in sudden and dramatic suicides right at the main crossroads in town. Who better to figure out why blood is being spilled than the vampire Lemuel, who, while translating mysterious texts, discovers what makes Midnight the town it is. There's a reason why witches and werewolves, killers and psychics, have been drawn to this place. And now they must come together to stop the bloodshed in the heart of Midnight. For if all hell breaks loose, which just might happen, it will put the secretive town on the map, where no one wants it to be.
Paul McCartney - The Life by Philip Norman
From the Beatles to his solo career, Paul McCartney has lived one of the most eventful lives in rock. He has created some of the most memorable music in modern history. From his years as part of the Fab Four, to recent collaborations with artists like Rihanna and Kanye West, Philip Norman shares McCartney's life story.
Redemption Road by John Hart
A tour de force narrative from critically acclaimed, award-winning, New York Times bestselling author John Hart. Now Hart has written his most ambitious work to date. The novel features his first-ever female protagonist, Elizabeth Black, a recently probationed cop who must fight to keep her badge and stop an innocent man from being sent back to jail. There's more to Elizabeth than meets the eye, and the secrets she fiercely protects could be the source of her downfall. Add to this Hart's signature blend of a rich, atmospheric North Carolina setting, small town tension, family secrets, and the race to stop a serial killer.
Robert B. Parker's Slow Burn by Ace Atkins
After an apartment fire kills seven people, including two firemen, firefighter Jack McGee is convinced it was arson. McGee takes the case to Spenser who discovers it may just be one fire in a string of arson murders.
Sport of Kings by C. E. Morgan
The grace of a parable and the force of an epic. A majestic story of speed and hunger, racism and justice, this audiobook is an astonishment from start to finish. A vital new voice, C. E. Morgan has crafted an American myth, a contemporary portrait of the scars of the past that run through a family, and our desperate need to escape our history, to subsume it with pleasure, or to rise above it with glory.
Wilde Lake by Laura Lippman
An evocative and psychologically complex story about a long ago death that still haunts a family.
Zero K by Don Delillo
Jeffrey Lockhart's father, Ross, is a billionaire in his sixties, with a younger wife, Artis Martineau, whose health is failing. Ross is the primary investor in a remote and secret compound where death is exquisitely controlled and bodies are preserved until a future time when biomedical advances and new technologies can return them to a life of transcendent promise. Jeff joins Ross and Artis at the compound to say 'an uncertain farewell' to her as she surrenders her body.
Here are the Audiobook on CD releases for next week, starting 9 May 2016

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
Eleven people - ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter - depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs - the painter - and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy and powerful media mogul's family.
The Crooked House by Christobel Kent
Alison lives her life under the radar. She has no ties, no home, and she spends her days at a backroom publishing job. Which is how she wants it. Because Alison used to be a teenager named Esme, who lived in a dilapidated house by a bleak estuary with her parents and three siblings. One night, something unspeakable happened in the house, and Alison emerged the only survivor. In order to escape from the horror she witnessed, she moved away from her village, changed her name, and cut herself off from her past. Now she is facing her past and realizes there may be more to the murders than she realized.
Prayers the Devil Answers by Sharyn McCrumb
Suddenly thrust into the role of primary caretaker for her family following the tragic death of her husband, Ellie Robbins is appointed to serve out his term as sheriff of their rural Tennessee mountain town. The year is 1936, and her role is largely symbolic, except for the one task that only a sheriff can do: execute a convicted prisoner.
The Romanovs by Simon Sebag Montefiore
An account of the extraordinary men and women who ruled Russia for three centuries.
Shadow War by Sean McFate
An elite American mercenary on a secret mission to save a businessman's family in Eastern Europe must navigate perilous setbacks and deadly enemies that threaten to tip the balance of power between Russia and the United States.
Troublemaker by Linda Howard
Sent to a remote location when an unknown enemy begins targeting members of his paramilitary group, dedicated operative Morgan Yancy fights his growing feelings for small-town police chief Isabeau Maran, whose life is put in danger by her discovery of Morgan's secret.
Valiant Ambition by Nathaniel Philbrick
In September 1776, the vulnerable Continental Army under an unsure George Washington (who had never commanded a large force in battle) evacuates New York after a devastating defeat by the British Army. Three weeks later, near the Canadian border, one of his favorite generals, Benedict Arnold, miraculously succeeds in postponing the British naval advance down Lake Champlain that might have ended the war.  
Four years later, as the book ends, Washington has vanquished his demons and Arnold has fled to the enemy after a foiled attempt to surrender the American fortress at West Point to the British. After four years of war, America is forced to realize that the real threat to its liberties might not come from without but from within.
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Comprehensively researched and singularly insightful, this delves deep into psychology, marketing, and neuroscience to answer complex and fascinating questions. From the tangled underpinnings of the food choices, to the dynamics of the pop charts and the playlists, to the nonstop procession of 'thumbs' and 'likes' and 'stars', to the insecurity before unfamiliar works of art, the book explores how people form their preferences, and how those preferences shape them.

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