Sunday, May 8, 2016

Audiobooks on CD - New Releases

Audiobooks on CD
Here are the Audiobook on CD releases for this 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.
You May Also Like by Tom Vanderbilt
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.
Here are the Audiobook on CD releases for next week, starting 16 May 2016

Beyond the Ice Limit by Douglas Preston
A latest thriller by the best-selling authors of the Agent Pendergast series continues the high-suspense adventures of Gideon Crew, in a tale that features visits from familiar characters from The Ice Limit.
Blood Flag by Steve Martini
Defending a client accused of killing her father, attorney Paul Madriani is drawn into a treacherous conspiracy dating to World War II .
Boar Island by Nevada Barr
Nevada Barr brings National Park Ranger Anna Pigeon to the wild beauty of Acadia National Park.
The Fireman by Joe Hill
A chilling novel about a worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion that threatens to reduce civilization to ashes and a band of improbable heroes who battle to save it, led by one powerful and enigmatic man known as the Fireman.
The Highwayman by Craig Johnson
When Wyoming highway patrolman Rosey Wayman is transferred to the beautiful and imposing landscape of the Wind River Canyon, an area the troopers refer to as no-man's-land because of the lack of radio communication, she starts receiving 'officer needs assistance' calls. The problem? They're coming from Bobby Womack, a legendary Arapaho patrolman who met a fiery death in the canyon almost a half-century ago. With an investigation that spans this world and the next, Sheriff Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear take on a case that pits them against a legend.
In the Clearing by Robert Dugoni
Detective Tracy Crosswhite has a skill, and a soft spot, for tackling unsolved crimes. Having lost her own sister to murder at a young age, Tracy has dedicated her career to bringing justice and closure to the families and friends of victims of crime. So when Jenny, a former police academy classmate and protégé, asks Tracy to help solve a cold case that involves the suspicious suicide of a Native American high school girl forty years earlier, Tracy agrees. Following up on evidence Jenny's detective father collected when he was the investigating deputy, Tracy probes one small town's memory and finds dark, well-concealed secrets hidden within the community's fabric. Can Tracy uphold the promise she's made to the dead girl's family and deliver the truth of what happened to their daughter? Or will she become the next victim?
It Wasn't Always Like This by Joy Preble
In 1916, Emma O’Neill is frozen in time. After sampling an experimental polio vaccine brewed in the remote swamps off St. Augustine, Florida, she and her family stop aging - as do the Ryans, her family’s business partners. In a way, this suits Emma fine, because she’s in love with Charlie Ryan. Being seventeen together forever with him is a dream.

But soon a group of religious fanatics, the Church of Light, notices that Emma’s brother Simon hasn’t aged past two—when he should be five. In the name of divine justice, the Church attacks both families, killing all but Emma and Charlie. Drinking the elixir makes one impervious to aging, but not to murder. In a final tragic blow to Emma, Charlie abandons her, claiming it’s the only way she’ll stay safe. For the next 100 years, Emma wanders, avoiding the descendants of the Church even as she searches for a way to stop them. And always, she keeps an eye out for a certain seventeen-year-old boy whom she hopes is searching for her, too...
Lost and Gone Forever by Alex Grecian
Many changes have happened to the Murder Squad. Rash actions have cost Sergeant Nevil Hammersmith his job, and in response he has set up his own private detective agency. Inspector Walter Day has been missing for a year, and no one knows where he is—though there is a strong suspicion that Saucy Jack has him. Hammersmith has made finding Day his primary case, and he has company—a pair of bounty hunters, a man and a woman. It is only gradually that he has come to realize that they are not what they seem...
Mercy by Daniel Palmer
After a bad accident, Julie's fiance survived as a quadriplegic who just wanted to die. Without any help to be had, he passes away from an unexpected heart attack. An autopsy reveals that Sam died of an unusual heart defect, one seen only in those under extreme stress. In fact, it appears that Sam had been literally scared to death. As Julie investigates similar cases, threats begin to confront her. The more cases Julie discovers, the more the threats escalate until she finds herself accused of a mercy killing of her own. To clear her name and save her career, she must track down who is behind these mysterious deaths, but someone has decided that killing Julie is the only way to stop her.
The Second Life of Nick Mason by Steve Hamilton
Nick Mason is out of prison. After five years inside, he has just been given the one thing a man facing 25-to-life never gets, a second chance. But it comes at a terrible price. Nick Mason is out of prison, but he's not free. Whenever his cell phone rings, day or night, he must answer it and follow whatever order he is given.
Tall Tail by Rita Mae Brown
When a confidante to the former governor of Virginia dies under suspicious circumstances, Harry and her furry detective cohorts look for answers in the eighteenth century, where they discover a secret ancestry that originated in brutality and silence.
The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews
When Riley Griggs is waiting for her husband to arrive at the ferry one Friday afternoon, she is instead served with papers informing her that her island home is being foreclosed. To make matters worse, her husband is nowhere to be found. She turns to her island friends for help and support, but each of them has their own secrets and the clock is ticking as the mystery deepens.

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