Monday, June 11, 2012

Audio books: Not Enough Time To Read? Listen To A New Book.  
  Fantasy Audio books !

This is audio book month so we are highlighting our audio book collection both as online downloads from Overdrive or One Click and from our collection on the library shelves.  Most of the authors have more than title available save space I have chosen one.  Remember these audio books are available in hard copy (compact discs or MP3) and many are available on our two online sites.   Sue Hill

Chime Chime
By Billingsley, Franny
Read by Duerden, Susan
2011-03 - Listening Library
9780307915191 CHECK CATALOG

In the early 20th century in Swampsea, 17-year-old Briony, who can see the spirits that haunt the marshes around their town, feels responsible for her twin sister's horrible injury until a young man enters their lives and exposes secrets that even Briony does not know about. …More

The Black Unicorn The Black Unicorn
By Brooks, Terry
Read by Hill, Dick
2011-08 - Brilliance Corporation
9781455826346 CHECK CATALOG

A year had passed since Ben Holiday bought the Magic Kingdon from the wizard, Meeks. But unbeknownst to him, he has been the victim of a trap by Meeks, who has succeeded in stealing the Paladin and appropriating his face. Suddenly none of Ben's friends know him, but all of his enemies do. He must win it all back again--only this time on his own! …More

Changes Changes
By Butcher, Jim
Read by Marsters, James
2010-04 - Penguin Audiobooks
9780143145349 CHECK CATALOG

The new work in the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling Dresden Files series. Long ago, Susan Rodriguez was Harry Dresden's lover--until she was attacked by his enemies, leaving her torn between her own humanity and the bloodlust of the vampiric Red Court. …More

Magic Street Magic Street
By Card, Orson Scott
Read by Willis, Mirron
2010-07 - Blackstone Audiobooks
9781441747594 CHECK CATALOG

In a peaceful, prosperous African-American neighborhood in Los Angeles lives Mack Street, a mystery child. Mack realizes how different he is from others when he sees a magic house that no one else can see. Inside, what Mack does has strange effects on the real world of concrete, commerce, and conflict. …More

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
By Clarke, Susanna
Read by Prebble, Simon
2004-11 - MacMillan Audio
9781593977412 CHECK CATALOG

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Sophisticated, witty, and ingeniously convincing, Clarke's magisterial novel weaves magic into a flawlessly detailed vision of historical England. She has created a world so thoroughly enchanting that it leaves readers longing for more.

The Onion Girl The Onion Girl
By de Lint, Charles
Read by Reading, Kate
2008-12 - Blackstone Audiobooks
9781433247699 CHECK CATALOG

In Newford, where myths walk clothed in modern shapes, only the paintings of young Jilly Coppercorn capture the hidden beings that dwell in the citys shadows. But now, a dark secret from Jillys past has come to claim her. …More

A Wizard of Mars A Wizard of Mars
By Duane, Diane
2011-05 - Graphia Books
9780152054496 CHECK CATALOG

In the ninth installment of the Young Wizards series, Kit and Nita become part of an elite team investigating the mysterious message in a bottle, which holds the first clues to the secrets of the long-lost inhabitants of Mars. …More

The Eyre Affair The Eyre Affair
By Fforde, Jasper
2009-12 - Penguin Audiobooks
9780143145707 CHECK CATALOG

The "New York Times" bestseller is the first in a series of outlandishly clever adventures featuring the resourceful, fearless literary detective Thursday Next, renowned Special Operative. …More

Good Omens Good Omens
By Gaiman, Neil
Author Pratchett, Terry
Performed by Jarvis, Martin
2009-11 - HarperAudio
9780061735813 CHECK CATALOG

The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies written in 1655. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist. …More

Wizard's First Rule Wizard's First Rule
By Goodkind, Terry
Performed by Tsoutsouvas, Sam
2011-07 - Brilliance Corporation
9781455826216 CHECK CATALOG

In the aftermath of the brutal murder of his father, Richard Cypher encounters a mysterious woman, Kahlan Amnell, in his forest sanctuary. She seeks his help...and more. His world, his very beliefs, are shattered when ancient debts come due with thundering violence.In their darkest hour, Kahlan calls upon Richard to reach beyond his sword?to invoke within himself something more noble. Neither knows that the rules of battle have just changed...or that their time has run out.This is the beginning. One book. One rule. Witness the birth of a legend.?Wonderfully creative, seamless, and stirring.? ? Kirkus Review …More

Eon: Dragoneye Reborn Eon: Dragoneye Reborn
By Goodman, Alison
Read by Wu, Nancy
2008-12 - Brilliance Corporation
9781423379553 CHECK CATALOG

Twelve-year-old Eon has been in training for years. His intensive study of Dragon Magic, based on East Asian astrology, involves two kinds of skills: sword-work and magical aptitude. He and his master hope that he will be chosen as a Dragoneye a " an apprentice to one of the twelve energy dragons of good fortune.
But Eon has a dangerous secret. He is actually Eona, a sixteen-year-old girl who has been masquerading as a boy for the chance to become a Dragoneye. Females are forbidden to use Dragon Magic; if anyone discovers she has been hiding in plain sight, her death is assured. When Eona (TM)s secret threatens to come to light, she and her allies are plunged into grave danger and a deadly struggle for the Imperial throne.
Eon must find the strength and inner power to battle those who want to take her magic...and her life.

Dark Lord Dark Lord
By Greenwood, Ed
Read by Lane, Christopher
2007-11 - Brilliance Corporation
9781423348917 CHECK CATALOG

When he mysteriously finds himself drawn into a world of his own devising, writer Rod Everlar is confronted by a shocking truth a " he has lost control of his creation to a brooding cabal of evil. In order to save his creation a " and himself a " he must seize control of Falconfar and halt the spread of corruption before ita (TM)s too late.
Dark Lord is the first epic installment in The Falconfar Saga from bestselling author Ed Greenwood.

A Discovery of Witches A Discovery of Witches
By Harkness, Deborah E.
Read by Ikeda, Jennifer
2011-02 - Penguin Audiobooks
9780142429112 CHECK CATALOG

A richly inventive novel about an ages-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together. Unabridged, 19 CDs, 24 hours …More

All Together Dead All Together Dead
By Harris, Charlaine
Narrated by Parker, Johanna
2007-05 - Recorded Books
9781428147805 CHECK CATALOG

Sookie must deal with a new man in her life--the shapeshifter Quinn--after being betrayed by her longtime vampire love. Harris's bestselling Southern Vampire series is the inspiration for HBO's upcoming "True Blood," adapted by "Six Feet Under" creator Alan Ball. …More

Black Magic Sanction Black Magic Sanction
By Harrison, Kim
Read by Gavin, Marguerite
2012-02 - Blackstone Audiobooks
9781455158706 CHECK CATALOG

Rachel Morgan has fought vampires, werewolves, demons, and other supernaturaldangers as both witch and bounty hunter and lived to tell the tale. But she'snever faced off against her own kind--until now. …More

The Enchantment Emporium The Enchantment Emporium
By Huff, Tanya
Performed by Linden, Teri Clark
2010-11 - Brilliance Corporation
9781441879813 CHECK CATALOG

The Gale family can change the world with the charms they cast, and they like to keep this in the family. Alysha Gale is tired of having all her aunts try to run her life, both personally and magically. So when the letter from her Gran arrives willing her a "junk" shop in Calgary, Alysha jumps at the chance. It isn't until she gets there that she realizes her customers are fey. And no one told her there's trouble brewing in Calgary-trouble so big that even calling in the family may not save the day... …More

Wizard and Glass Wizard and Glass
By King, Stephen
Author Muller, Frank
2003-06 - Penguin Audiobooks
9780142800409 CHECK CATALOG

"Wizard and Glass, " the fourth episode in King's white-hot Dark Tower series, is a sci-fi/fantasy novel that contains a post-apocalyptic Western love story that begins with the series' star, world-weary Roland, and his world-hopping posse trapped aboard a runaway train. Unabridged. 23 CDs. …More

Hood Hood
By Lawhead, Stephen R.
Read by Verner, Adam
2006-09 - Oasis Audio
9781598591620 CHECK CATALOG

For centuries, the legend of Robin Hood and his band of thieves has captivated the imagination. Now the familiar tale takes on new life, fresh meaning, and an unexpected setting. …More

A Dance with Dragons A Dance with Dragons
By Martin, George R. R.
2011-07 - Bantam Books
9780553801477 CHECK CATALOG

Dubbed "the American Tolkien" by "TIME" magazine, Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author delivers the fifth book in his landmark series--as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire. …More

All the Weyrs of Pern All the Weyrs of Pern
By McCaffrey, Anne
Read by Foster, Mel
2008-10 - Brilliance Corporation
9781423357353 CHECK CATALOG

Led by Masterharper Robinton and F'lar and Lessa, the people of Pern excavate the ancient remains of the planet's original settlement and uncover the colonist's voice-activated artificial intelligence system. …More

Sabriel Sabriel
By Nix, Garth
Read by Curry, Tim
2008-10 - Listening Library
9780739368251 CHECK CATALOG

Since childhood, Sabriel has lived outside the walls of the Old Kingdom, away from the random power of Free Magic, and away from the Dead who refuse to stay dead. But now her father, the Charter-Mage Abhorsen, is missing, and to find him Sabriel must cross back into that world. With Mogget, whose feline form hides a powerful, perhaps malevolent spirit, and Touchstone, a young Charter Mage, Sabriel travels deep into the Old Kingdom. There, she confronts an evil that threatens much more than her life - and comes face-to-face with her own hidden destiny. …More

Inheritance Inheritance
By Paolini, Christopher
Read by Doyle, Gerard
2011-11 - Listening Library
9780739372487 CHECK CATALOG

Not so very long ago, Eragon--Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider--was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders.
Long months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. And still, the real battle lies ahead: they must confront Galbatorix. When they do, they will have to be strong enough to defeat him. And if they cannot, no one can. There will be no second chances.
The Rider and his dragon have come further than anyone dared to hope. But can they topple the evil king and restore justice to Alagaesia? And if so, at what cost?
This is the much-anticipated, astonishing conclusion to the worldwide bestselling Inheritance cycle.

"From the Hardcover edition." …More

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
By Rowling, J. K.
Read by Dale, Jim
2007-07 - Listening Library
9780739360385 CHECK CATALOG

The seventh--and final--book in the phenomenal Harry Potter series is also available in audio, narrated by award-winning actor Jim Dale. Unabridged. …More

The Way of Kings The Way of Kings
By Sanderson, Brandon
2011-05 - Tor Books
9780765365279 CHECK CATALOG

A "New York Times" bestseller--a richly imagined epic by the author chosen to complete Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time, set in a world relentlessly blasted by awesome tempests, where emotions take physical form, and terrible secrets hide deep within the rocky landscape. …More

The Amulet of Samarkand The Amulet of Samarkand
By Stroud, Jonathan
2004-05 - Hyperion Books for Children
9780786852550 CHECK CATALOG

Set in modern-day London, this first book in a gripping new trilogy introduces young magician's apprentice Nathaniel. Humiliated by a hotshot wizard, Nathaniel summons the not-so-tame djinni, Bartimaeus, and sends him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand. …More

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