Saturday, May 5, 2012

Audiobooks: Not Enough Time To Read? Listen To A New Book!

Agent Q, or the Smell of Danger! Agent Q, or the Smell of Danger!
By Anderson, M. T.
Illustrator Cyrus, Kurt
2010-10 - Beach Lane Books
9781416986409 CHECK CATALOG

It's time for Lily, Katie, and Jasper to head home from their exciting Delaware adventure, but the Awful Autarch's spies and goons are everywhere, and it's clear that they have other plans for our three intrepid heroes. Illustrations. …More

Berlin 1961: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth Berlin 1961: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth
By Kempe, Frederick
2011-05 - G. P. Putnam's Sons
9780399157295 CHECK CATALOG

Based on a wealth of new documents and interviews, filled with fresh--sometimes startling--insights, written with immediacy and drama, "Berlin 1961" is a masterly look at key events of the 20th century, with powerful applications to these early years of the 21st.

The Big Cat Nap: The 20th Anniversary Mrs. Murphy Mystery The Big Cat Nap: The 20th Anniversary Mrs. Murphy Mystery
By Brown, Rita Mae
2012-04 - Bantam
9780345530448 CHECK CATALOG

When a series of inexplicable car accidents are attributed to driver error, Harry Harristeen knows that something is amiss. Together with her intrepid team of feline, canine, and equine helpers, she begins to investigate. …More

The Book of Blood and Shadow The Book of Blood and Shadow
By Wasserman, Robin
2012-04 - Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
9780375868764 CHECK CATALOG

While working on a project translating letters from 16th-century Prague, high school senior Nora Kane discovers her best friend murdered with her boyfriend the apparent killer and Nora becomes caught up in a dangerous web of secret societies and shadowy conspirators, all searching for a mysterious ancient device purported to allow direct communication with God. …More

Calico Joe Calico Joe
By Grisham, John
Read by Singer, Erik
2012-04 - Random House Audio
9780449011003 CHECK CATALOG

Joe Castle, from Calico Rock, Arkansas, took the baseball world by storm in 1973. He homered in his first three major league at bats for the Chicago Cubs. Two months later, he was still hitting more than .500. Then, in his next at bat after homering off Warren Tracey, a surly journeyman pitcher, Tracey drilled a fastball at Joe's head. The damage was severe. Joe's right eye socket was destroyed, and he never played again, retreating back to Calico Rock, far from the public eye. Tracey soon retired from the Mets and drifted into booze and a succession of ex-wives. Thirty years later, Tracey's estranged son, Paul, on learning of his father's impending death from cancer, tries to bring Warren Tracey and Joe Castle together. …More

Drawing Lessons Drawing Lessons
By Mack, Tracy
Read by Gavin, Marguerite
2006-11 - Blackstone Audiobooks
9780786159765 CHECK CATALOG

Twelve-year-old Aurora is an artist like her father. Through a hundred drawing lessons, he has guided her hand, trained her eye, taught her how to mix colors and achieve perspective. Together they plan to paint a beautiful mural for Rory's mother, maybe a sunset because she always misses the real sunset while she's at her job, supporting the family. Rory goes to find her father in his studio so she can show him her sketch for the mural. But when she arrives, she finds him kissing his model. Outraged, she tries to hurt him by burning up her sketchbook, and her father leaves. Rory is devastated and stops painting altogether. Finally, she realizes that she has to talk to her father. …More

Empress Orchid Empress Orchid
By Min, Anchee
2005-04 - Mariner Books
9780618562039 CHECK CATALOG

From a master of the historical novel, "Empress Orchid" sweeps readers into the splendid heart of the Forbidden City to tell the fascinating story of a young Chinese concubine who becomes China's last empress. …More

The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook
By Rocklin, Joanne
2012-04 - ABRAMS
9781419701924 CHECK CATALOG

Rocklin pens a funny, poignant middle-grade novel about a family in flux and their beloved old cat whose lives, as narrated by 10-year-old Oona, are a mirror of the family's journey. …More

Front Burner: Al Qaeda's Attack on the USS Cole Front Burner: Al Qaeda's Attack on the USS Cole
By Lippold, Kirk
2012-04 - PublicAffairs
9781610391245 CHECK CATALOG


Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever
By O'Reilly, Bill
Author Dugard, Martin
Read by O'Reilly, Bill
2011-09 - MacMillan Audio
9781427213129 CHECK CATALOG

The anchor of "The O'Reilly Factor" delivers a riveting historical narrative of the heart-stopping events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. With an unforgettable cast of characters, vivid historical detail, and fast-paced action, "Killing Lincoln" is history that sounds like a thriller. …More

The Tanglewood Terror The Tanglewood Terror
By Scaletta, Kurtis
Read by Plen, Everette
2011-09 - Listening Library
9780307942524 CHECK CATALOG

When 13-year-old Eric Parrish comes across glowing mushrooms in the woods behind his house, he's sure there's a scientific explanation. But when they start encroaching on the town--covering the football field and popping up from beneath the floorboards--Eric knows something's seriously wrong. …More

Unnatural Acts Unnatural Acts
By Woods, Stuart
2012-04 - Penguin Audiobooks
9781611760675 CHECK CATALOG

Stuart Woods is in top form...and so is his perennially popular hero, Stone Barrington!When a hedge fund billionaire hires Stone Barrington to talk some sense into his wayward son, it seems like an easy enough job; no one knows the hidden sins and temptations of the ultra-wealthy better than Stone. But as Stone and his erstwhile protege, Herbie Fisher, probe deeper into the case--and an old one comes back to haunt him---he realizes that even he may have underestimated just how far some people will go to cover up their crimes...and plan new ones. …More

The Wedding Beat The Wedding Beat
By Sipher, Devan
2012-04 - Blackstone Audiobooks
9781455161843 CHECK CATALOG


The Wind Through the Keyhole: A Dark Tower Novel The Wind Through the Keyhole: A Dark Tower Novel
By King, Stephen
Read by Tba
Read by King, Stephen
2012-04 - Simon & Schuster Audio
9781442346963 CHECK CATALOG

This story within a story within a story finds Roland Deschain in his early days during the guilt-ridden year following his mother's death. Sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape-shifter, a "skin-man," Roland takes charge of a brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast's most recent slaughter. …More

Zigzag Kids Collection: Books 1 and 2: #1: Number One Kid; #2: Big Whopper Zigzag Kids Collection: Books 1 and 2: #1: Number One Kid; #2: Big Whopper
By Giff, Patricia Reilly
Read by Plen, Everette
Read by Madison, Bailee
2010-08 - Listening Library
9780307738660 CHECK CATALOG

That's what Mitchell McCabe's favorite T-shirt says. He'd like to be Number One at the Zigzag Afternoon Center, where there are lots of fun activities to choose from: swimming, nature walks, field trips, art, even homework help. But Mitchell is worried. What if he's the only kid who doesn't get a prize on Prize Day? Luckily, Mitchell realizes he's a winner at something terrific.
It's Discovery Week at the Zigzag Afternoon Center! Everyone writes their discoveries on a big sheet of paper in the hallway. But Destiny Washington can't think of anything new to discover. Before she knows it, Destiny has told a BIG whopper. And snooty Gina, who's great at discovering things, knows all about it. Destiny has to find a way out of the whopper. In the end, she makes the best discovery of all.

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