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PL000214 Amazing Grace by Danielle Steel. 9 hours. On a warm May night in San Francisco, the Ritz-Carlton ballroom shimmers with crystal and silver as a glittering, celebrity-studded crowd gathers for a charity dinner dance. The evening is perfect--until, just minutes before midnight, the room begins to sway. Glass shatters. And as the lights go out, people begin to scream. PL000069 American Icons: Original Old-Time Radio Episodes 6 hours. Radio Sprits and The Smithsonian Institute bring you six hours of the most talented American performers ever to grace the airwaves. Cary Grant, Kirk Douglas, Clark Gable, and the parade of legends in this collection are the stars who set the standard for and defined American entertainment. PL000126 American Spartans: The U.S. Marines: A Combat History From Iwo Jima to Iraq by James A. Warren. 13.5 hours. Author Warren maintains this elite culture has produced the best warriors through six decades. From their heroic performance in the Pacific War against Japanese troops, to their "tip-of-the-lance" leadership in the two Gulf Wars, the Marines have proven again and again that elite men with elite training are worth entire armies. PL000021 Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman. 10 hours. Fat Charlie considers his father's behavior so embarrassing that even the way he dies in a karaoke bar seems undignified. Then the arrival of a previously unknown brother named Spider, who is so much like their father, turns Charlie's life upside down. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2005. PL000055 Anastasia by Carolyn Meyer. 4 hours. Fictional diary of 13-year-old Anastasia, daughter of Czar Nicholas covers the last five years of her life. She records the privileged life of the royal family before World War I and the tragic events that befell them between January 1914 and May 1918. For grades 5-8. 2008. PL000218 Angel Creek by Linda Howard. 9 hours. For five years after her father died, Dee Swann held on to Angel Creek valley and her independence. The homestead was hers, and she vowed no one else would ever own it--or her. Then Lucas Cochran came back and needed Angel Creek and its cool water to turn his Double C ranch into the cattle dynasty he craved.
PL000008 Angels and Demons by Dan Brown. 20 hours. Professor of religious iconology Robert Langdon is called to the Vatican to investigate the murder of a physicist by the brotherhood of the Illuminati, a secret medieval society. Joining Langdon is the victim's beautiful daughter, Vittoria, and scientists from CERN, a Swedish research facility. Some violence and some strong language. 2000. PL000070 Anne of Avonlea by Lucy Maud Montgomery. 8 hours. Anne Shirley, once a scrawny, tempestuous, red-haired orphan, is now a lovely young women teaching the school where she herself was taught. As she goes about her daily tasks, love slips into her life so gradually that she doesn't even recognize it. For grades 5-8 and older interested readers. Sequel to Anne of Green Gables. PL000071 Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. 10.25 hours. An anthology of three complete novels chronicling Anne's passage from elevenyear old orphan to village schoolteacher to the bride of young doctor Gilbert Blythe, who provides her with the house of her dreams. The first book was originally published in 1908. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 1985. PL000232 Arabic For Dummies by David F. DiMeo, PhD. 3 hours. Want to speak Modern Standard Arabic? Don't have a lot of time? This practical audiobook is designed to help you learn quickly and easily at home or on the road. From basic greetings and expressions to grammar and conversations, you'll grasp the essentials and start communicating right away! PL000139 Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer. 6 hours. Twelve-year-old mastermind Artemis plans to restore his family fortune by obtaining some of the fairies' gold. The first step involves blackmailing an alcoholic fairy to photograph her "Book" containing her race's secret but written in an ancient tongue. Some violence. For grades 5-8. Bestseller. PL000154 At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks. 8 Hours. Divorced New York reporter Jeremy Marsh from True Believer (PL000152) relocates to Boone Creek, North Carolina, to wed his pregnant lover, librarian Lexie. Complications that occur before the wedding lead to doubts and misgivings as Jeremy adjusts to small town life. Bestseller. 2005.
PL 000212 Autumn Lover by Elizabeth Lowell. 11 hours. Returning to her Wyoming ranch at the Civil War's end, Elyssa Sutton finds it picked bare by scavengers and coveted by determined men. Yet the proud young woman vows never again to abandon her Ruby Mountain home, though it means enlisting the aid of a dark and dangerous stranger who lives for revenge alone. PL000127 Babe Ruth: An American Legend by Geoffrey Giullano. 45 minutes. Chronicles Babe Ruth's career from his early days to his rise to superstardom as the New York Yankees' most famous player, through exclusive interviews and insightful narrative. It is a tale of dreams fulfilled for one poor boy from Baltimore, and an entire nation of sports lovers as well. PL000213 Back on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber. 11 hours. Colette, a young widow who left her job after an affair with her boss; Alix, a jittery bride-to-be; and flower-store owner Susannah join A Good Yarn's newest knitting class. Under instructor Lydia's tutelage, they learn to make prayer shawls--and to cope with their problems. Some descriptions of sex. PL000157 Bad Dogs Have More Fun by John Grogan. 5.5 Hours. An unforgettable collection of more than 75 newspaper columns by John Grogan, the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Marley & Me. Combining humor, wit, poignancy and affection, these columns provide insight into the intriguing and wonderful world we live in. PL000249 Barack and Michelle: Portrait of an American Marriage by Christopher Andersen. 11 hours. An intimate look at the unique partnership and extraordinary love story of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. PL000044 Beach Road by James Patterson & Peter de Jonge. 7 hours. Attorney Tom Dunleavy defends African American high school basketball player Dante Halleyville against murder charges in the wealthy beach community of East Hampton. Tom recruits help from his ex-lover, lawyer Kate Costello, while dogged Detective Raiborne uncovers startling revelations. Strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some violence. Bestseller. 2006.
PL000130 Benjamin Franklin Autobiography 6.5 hours. Memoirs of the early American newspaperman, scientist, philosopher, and statesman Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), addressed to his son. Describes his intellectual development, wide-ranging interests, and diverse enterprises. Includes selections from his newspaper columns and journal. 2001. PL000066 Best of the West & Gunsmoke. Original Radio Episodes. 6 hours. Collection of digitally restored and re-mastered Wild West radio shows featuring Jimmy Stewart, Alan Ladd, John Wayne and William Conrad. Gunsmoke, radio's greatest adult western, includes William Conrad as Matt Dillon, Parley Baer as Chester, Georgia Ellis as Kitty and Howard McNear as Doc. PL000178 Birthright by Nora Roberts. 16 hours. Ancient bones are uncovered at a construction site in Maryland and archaeologist Callie Dunbrook and her ex-husband are asked to investigate. When a local woman claims that Callie is her long-lost daughter--kidnapped twenty-nine years earlier--Callie must search for the truth. Strong language. PL000027 Black Beauty by Anna Sewell. 5.5 hours Black Beauty, a fine stallion, tells of his suffering as he is sold from one cruel master to another. Written to dramatize the abuse of horses in nineteenthcentury England, this book was an immediate success. Some violence. For grades 4-7. PL000236 Black Friday by Alex Kava. 8 hours. On the busiest shopping day of the year, idealistic students wade into malls across America carrying concealed devices they believe will cause chaos at the checkouts. But at the nation's largest shopping center, the results are incendiary - and people lie dead. A white-collar lobby group called Citizens for American Pride takes responsibility for the protest action, calling for an end to cheap, foreign-made goods. PL000237 Blindside: An FBI Thriller by Catherine Coulter. 10 hours. Married FBI agents Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich are searching for the serial murderer of math teachers. Meanwhile, six-year-old Sam Kettering, son of retired agent Miles, is kidnapped but manages to escape and seeks help from Tennessee sheriff Katie Benedict. Strong language and some violence. Bestseller. 2003.
PL000179 Blood Work by Michael Connelly. 13 hours. FBI agent Terry McCaleb is forced to retire and to get a new heart. While recovering, the heart donor's sister asks him to investigate her sibling's murder. Although his doctor advises otherwise, McCaleb feels obligated to assist her. McCaleb discovers, rather than a simple robbery gone bad, a taunting serial killer. Some violence and strong language. Bestseller. PL000221 Bone By Bone by Carol O’Connell. 11.5 hours Discover a world of heroes and villains, suspense and intrigue. This riveting and comprehensive collection brings together some of the best crime writing of all time. Includes Ruth Rendell, Graham Green, and many more. PL000189 The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan. 11 hours. San Francisco writer Ruth Young discovers a memoir by her Chinese mother, LuLing, while she is dealing with LuLing's failing memory. After deciphering the Chinese calligraphy, Ruth gains insight into her family heritage that improves her relationship with her mother. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2001. PL000072 The Book of the Dead by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child. 15 hours. FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast languishes in prison for murders committed by his psychotic brother, Diogenes. Meanwhile, New York's natural history museum unseals an Egyptian tomb, precipitating more killings. Aloysius escapes to confront his brother in a deadly showdown. Strong language and some violence. Bestseller. 2006. PL000148 The Book of Fate by Brad Meltzer. 16 hours. An assassination attempt leaves twenty-three-year-old presidential aide Wes Holloway disfigured and kills deputy chief of staff Ron Boyle. But when he spots Boyle in Malaysia eight years later, Holloway discovers a labyrinthine conspiracy involving the Freemasons and Thomas Jefferson. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2006. PL000140 Boom! Voices of the Sixties by Tom Brokaw. 18 hours. Television anchorman Tom Brokaw conducted dozens of personal interviews with baby boomers to document the decade of the 1960s. Includes reminiscences about the political, cultural, and socioeconomic meaning of the era and the changes that occurred. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2007.
PL000224 Boys Will Be Boys by Jeff Pearlman. 14 hours. They were America's Team--the high-priced, high-glamour, high-flying Dallas Cowboys of the 1990s, who won three Super Bowls and made as many headlines off the field as on it. Led by Emmitt Smith, Deion "Prime Time" Sanders, and Hall of Famers Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin, the Cowboys rank among the greatest of all NFL dynasties. PL000137 Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson. 4 hours. All summer, Jess pushes himself to be the fastest boy in the fifth grade. But when school starts, his victory is stolen by a new girl. Instead of becoming rivals, they become friends, and she draws him into the imaginary world of Terabithia. Grades 5-8. 1977. PL000013 Briefer History of Time by Stephen Hawking. 5 hours. An updated version of A Brief History of Time. Emphasizes the concept of a dynamic cosmos, incorporating scientific knowledge from research and space exploration--by the Hubble Space telescope and satellites--not available in the previous, 1988 publication. 2005. PL000035 The Broker by John Grisham. Abridged. 6 hours. The CIA pressures lame-duck president Arthur Morgan into releasing jailed lobbyist Joel Backman, who obtained stolen satellite software six years before. The Agency spirits Backman to Italy to use him for bait, leaks his whereabouts-and waits to see who kills him. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2005. PL000073 Brother Odd by Dean Koontz. 12 hours. In this sequel to Forever Odd, Odd Thomas leaves Pico Mundo and retreats to a mountain monastery. Hoping to restore his spirit at a religious community and school for abandoned children, he instead encounters a sinister enemy. Some descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 2006. PL000180 Bourne Ultimatum by Robert Ludlum. Abridged. 3.5 hours. David Webb, alias Jason Bourne, is a husband, father, and college professor. When two of his friends receive telegrams, supposedly from Bourne, and then witness a murder, they realize that Bourne's nemesis, Carlos, is the culprit. Webb must once again assume the role of Bourne and confront Carlos. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller.
PL000131 Bungalow 2 by Danielle Steel. 10.5 hours. California housewife and freelancer Tanya Harris receives her big break--the chance to write a major Hollywood screenplay. Leaving her family, Tanya heads to the Beverly Hills Hotel and mingles with stars until another surprise opportunity comes along. Bestseller. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2007. PL000018 Busting Vegas by Ben Mezrich. Abridged. 6 hours. He played in casinos around the world, with a scheme to make himself rich--but it would nearly cost him his life. Semyon Dukach and his fellow MIT students were taking classes during the week, but on weekends they were unstoppable on the casino floor. PL000222 The Call of the Canyon by Zane Grey. 7.75 hours. Carley Burch leaves her high society life in New York City to reclaim her fiancé, Glen, who had moved to the Wild West. She braves fierce ruffians, brutal elements, and lack of civilization in order to convince him to return to New York. PL000074 The Call of the Wild by Jack London. 3 hours. Buck, a St. Bernard mix, is stolen and trained to be a sled dog in the Alaskan gold fields. Abused by both men and dogs, Buck learns to fight ruthlessly until he finds a master, John Thornton, whom he loves and respects. For senior high and older readers. 1903. PL000187 Carolina Moon by Nora Roberts. 15 hours. As a child, Tory Bodeen was deeply affected by her abusive father and the brutal murder of her best friend. Now, the adult Tory returns home to South Carolina, where her psychic ability to "see" the past and the future puts her in mortal danger. Some descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. Bestseller. PL000075 The Cat Ate My Gymsuit by Paula Danziger. 2.75 hours. Thirteen-year-old Marcy feels unattractive and insecure because she is fat and flat-chested, and has acne. She also hates her father and her school. Ms. Finney, the new English teacher, helps Marcy gain confidence. When the principal fires Ms. Finney because of her unorthodox teaching methods, Marcy helps lead the fight to have her teacher reinstated. Grades 6-9 and older. 1974.
PL000191 The Cat Who Blew the Whistle by Lilian Jackson Braun. 6.5 hours. With the help of investors, train-buff Floyd Trevelyan has turned an old steam locomotive and private railroad cars into the Lumbertown Party Train. But the morning after the initial run of the train, Trevelyan is missing, and the Lumbertown Credit Union (of which he is president) is closed. The police seem to think there is a connection. But Jim Qwilleran, along with his cats Yum Yum and Koko, thinks the police are on the wrong track. PL000185 The Cat Who Came to Breakfast by Lilian Jackson Braun. 7 hours. Jim Qwilleran's latest adventure takes him and his cats, Koko and Yum Yum, to Maine's Pear Island, known to the natives as Breakfast Island, to investigate some unusual accidents. Part of the island has been turned into a resort and it seems that someone is not happy with the development. Qwill has high tea with royalty as he and his cats solve both a century old disappearance and the cause of the twentieth century "accidents." Bestseller. 1994. PL000010 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. 7 hours. Charlie Bucket's tour of Mr. Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory sends him on adventures beyond his wildest dreams. For grades 4-7. 1984. PL000076 Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White. 3.75 hours. A little girl who can talk with animals is devoted to Wilbur, the foolishly smug pig, and Charlotte, the beautiful gray spider, who works to save Wilbur's life. A sensitive story for children of all ages as well as adults. Grades 3-6. Newbery Honor Book. 1953. PL000200 China Lake by Meg Gardiner. 12 hours. Evan Delaney is shocked to learn that her ex-sister-in-law, Tabitha, has joined the Remnant, a religion with a dangerous and fanatical following. What is more alarming is that the unstable young mother plans to regain custody of her son and disappear with him into the fold of the church. She has the Remnant on her side, and they'll do anything it takes -- including murder. PL000233 Chopping Spree by Diane Mott Davidson. 10 hours. Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz is hired by her old college buddy, mall manager Barry Dean, to handle a party for his wealthiest shoppers. At the end of the event Goldy discovers Barry stabbed to death with one of her knives. Some violence and some strong language. 2002.
PL000194 Christmas Letters by Debbie Macomber. 5 hours. Katherine O'Connor often spends her days at a cozy cafe on Blossom Street in Seattle -- where she writes Christmas letters for other people. But for Dr. Wynn Jeffries, who also frequents the cafe, Christmas means lies and deception. Katherine and Wynn both discover that love means accepting your differences. PL000163 A Christmas Beginning by Anne Perry. 4.5 Hours Superintendent Runcorn of Scotland Yard takes a December holiday on the Isle of Anglesey off the Welsh coast. During a stroll through a churchyard, Runcorn discovers the body of Olivia, the town vicar's spirited sister. Runcorn must determine who among Olivia's friends, neighbors, and suitors, murdered her. PL000009 Chronicles of Narnia—Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. 4 hours. Four English children find their way through a huge wardrobe in an old house to the mysterious land of Narnia, which is suffering under the spell of the White Witch. First of seven titles in "The Chronicles of Narnia." For grades 4-7 and older readers. 1950. PL000047 Chronicles of Narnia—The Horse and His Boy by C.S Lewis. 4 hours. A talking horse and his boy escape from a barbaric army marching to attack the Land of Narnia. Their race to warn of the army's advance on the king's castle is fraught with danger. Fifth story in the "Chronicles of Narnia." For grades 4-7 and older readers. 1954. PL000220 Classic Crime Stories. 5 hours. Discover a world of heroes and villains, suspense and intrigue. This riveting and comprehensive collection brings together some of the best crime writing of all time. Includes Ruth Rendell, Graham Green, and many more. PL000077 Classic Favorites: Old Time Radio 10 hours. Original broadcasts include: The Lux Radio Theatre: Theodora Goes Wild with Cary Grant, 6-13-38; Suspense: The Copper Tea Strainer with Betty Grable, 421-49; Suspense: Community Property with Kirk Douglas, 4-10-47; The Lux Radio Theatre: Mr. and Mrs. Smith with Bob Hope, 6-9-41.
PL000161 The Closers by Michael Connelly. 12 hours. Harry Bosch's first "cold case" involves a DNA blood match on a gun used to kill a biracial teenage girl seventeen years ago. The detective investigates the white supremacist suspect linked to the weapon and uncovers the far-reaching effects of the murder. Strong language. 2005. PL000234 Cold Pursuit by T. Jefferson Parker. 10 hours. San Diego detective Tommy McMichael investigates the murder of elderly Portuguese millionaire Pete Braga--even though McMichael's Irish family has had a longtime feud with the Bragas. As McMichael uncovers the old man's secrets, he falls in love with the main suspect. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2003. PL000056 Collected Bowdrie Dramatizations Vol. 1 by Louis L’Amour. 6 hours. Six classic westerns featuring Texas Ranger Chick Bowdrie: McNelly Knows A Ranger, A Job for a Ranger, Bowdrie Rides a Coyote Trail, A Trail to the West, The Outlaws of Poplar Creek, Bowdrie Follows a Cold Trail. PL000057 Collected Bowdrie Dramatizations Vol. 2 by Louis L’Amour. 6 hours. Six classic westerns featuring Texas Ranger Chick Bowdrie: More Brains Than Bullets, The Road to Casa Piedras, Bowdrie Passes Through, Where Buzzards Fly, South of Deadwood, Too Tough to Brand. PL000158 The Collectors by David Baldacci. 13 hours. When someone murders the head of the rare book room of the Library of Congress, eccentric colleague Caleb Shaw rounds up his buddies to investigate. Soon con artist Annabelle Conroy crosses their path. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2006. PL000239 Commitments by Barbara Delinsky. 12 hours. A tale of a woman torn between the hopes she has for herself and her family and the needs of the man she loves.
PL000142 The Crack in the Edge of the World by Simon Winchester. 12.5 hours. In the early morning hours of April 18, 1906, San Francisco and a string of other towns were overcome by an earthquake registering 8.25 on the Richter scale, resulting from a rupture in the San Andreas fault. Lasting more than a minute, the earthquake wrecked 490 blocks, toppled a total of 25,000 buildings, broke open gas mains, cut off electric power lines, and effectively destroyed the gold rush capital that had stood there for a half century. PL000078 Cross by James Patterson. 7.5 hours. Washington, D.C. psychologist Alex Cross resigns from the FBI and returns to private practice. The respite is short-lived, however, when a former colleague recruits Cross to track a serial rapist. The case could finally lead Cross to his wife's murderer. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2006. PL000201 Cry No More by Linda Howard. 10.5 hours. With an astonishing blend of savvy, instinct, and passion, Milla Edge displays an uncanny gift for finding lost children. When all seems helpless, desperate souls from across the country come to her for hope and results. Driven by an obsessive desire to fill the void in other people's lives, Milla throws herself into every case. Explicit descriptions of sex and strong language. 2003. PL000203 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald. 4 hours. Collection of four of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s best short, fantastic stories under one title: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Diamond as Big as the Ritz, Tarquin of Cheapside, O Russet Witch! 2008. PL000190 Dance Upon the Air by Nora Roberts. 9 hours. Nell Channing fakes her death to escape the clutches of her abusive wealthy husband. Mysteriously drawn to Three Sisters Island, to which she is unknowingly connected through her ancestors. She works for Mia Devlin, a witch, who introduces Nell to her own latent powers. Some explicit description of sex and some violence. Bestseller. 2001.
PL000164 Darkness Falls by Kyle Mills. 8.5 hours. Mark Beamon of Homeland Security recruits scientist Erin Neal to find an antidote for oil-eating bacteria infecting Saudi Arabian oil fields. Mourning the death of his girlfriend, ecoterrorist Jenna Kalin, Erin resists until he discovers that Jenna may be alive and behind the crime. Violence and strong language. 2007. PL000012 DaVinci Code by Dan Brown. 16 hours. Professor Robert Langdon investigates the crime scene of the Louvre's murdered curator. Joining him is French cryptologist Sophie Neveu. The clues left behind pit two Catholic societies against each other in the search of the Holy Grail. Some violence and some strong language. 2003. PL000231 Dead Irish by John Lescroart. 10 hours. Ex-cop Dismas Hardy, currently a bartender, unofficially investigates his friend Eddie Cochran's apparent suicide. Dismas, coping also with unresolved feelings for his ex-wife, identifies possible murder motives and examines the role of Eddie's compassionate, conflicted priest. Strong language, some explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 1989. PL000167 Deal Breakers by Harlen Coben. 9 hours. Sports agent Myron Bolitar is poised on the edge of the big time. So is Christian Steele, a rookie quarterback and Myron's prized client. But when Christian gets a phone call from a former girlfriend, a woman whom everyone, including the police, believes is dead, the deal starts to go sour. Suddenly Myron is plunged into a baffling mystery of sex and blackmail. PL000149 Dear John by Nicholas Sparks. 7 hours. North Carolina. After years of drifting, John Tyree, who was raised by a father with Asperger's syndrome, joins the army. While on leave he meets Savannah Curtis, a special-education major. The two fall in love, but their relationship changes when John reenlists after 9/11. Bestseller. 2006. PL000209 Dewey: The Small Town Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron. 4.5 hours. How much of an impact can an animal have? How many lives can one cat touch? How is it possible for an abandoned kitten to transform a small library, save a classic American town, and eventually become famous around the world?
PL000016 The Divide by Nicholas Evans. 14 hours. A devastating journey of discovery that extends from the streets of New York to the daunting grandeur of the Rocky Mountains, The Divide tells the story of a family fractured by betrayal and struggling in search of lost happiness. PL000146 Double Play by Robert Parker. 5 hours. Joseph Burke -- ex-marine, ex-husband, ex-somebody -- is hired as a bodyguard to protect Lauren Roach, twenty-five and spoiled rotten. The unlikely duo become entangled with Burke's boyhood hero, color barrier-breaking baseball player Jackie Robinson, in a story that is both thrilling and engaging. PL 000198 Double Cross by James Patterson. 8.5 hours. In a carefully orchestrated murder, a man pushes crime novelist Tess Olsen off her Washington, D.C., balcony in front of an audience. As Dr. Alex Cross and his girlfriend, detective Bree Stone, investigate, another public killing occurs. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2007. PL000063 Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama. Abridged. 7.5 hours. Obama, his father a Kenyan student and mother a white Kansan, struggles with issues of identity and ethnicity. A Harvard Law School graduate, community organizer, and civil rights lawyer, Obama recounts a life-changing pilgrimage to Kenya to meet relatives from his father's other marriages. Some strong language. PL000006 Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris. 6.5 hours. Author recalls memorable episodes from his life including trick-or-treating, vacationing with his family, finding work, and living in Paris. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2004. PL000003 E-Myth Revisited & E-Myth Mastery by Michael Gerber. Abridged. 9.5 hours. Combination of the author's two books on how to start and how keep a business going. E-Myth Mastery and the E-Myth Revisited are the ultimate business development programs that will help you recover your passion and turn your company into a world-class operation-- a turn-key machine for the money and satisfaction that only a successful entrepreneur can enjoy. PL000079 Edgar Allan Poe: Collected Stories and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe. 4 hours.
PL000014 Eldest by Christopher Paolini. 23 hours. After evading an Urgal ambush, young Eragon and his dragon Saphira travel to the land of elves. Eragon trains in magic and swordsmanship, vital Dragon Rider skills that will assist him in the Varden struggle against the Empire. Sequel to Eragon (PL000138). For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2005. PL000080 Emma by Jane Austen. 16 hours. First published in 1816, this novel tells of a restless young woman, living with her widowed father in a small English town. She finds her chief amusement in arranging the lives of her friends, a diversion which leads to complications. PL000138 Eragon by Christopher Paolini. 16.5 hours. Fifteen-year-old Eragon bonds with the baby dragon, Saphira, that hatches from a mysterious blue stone. They train in magic and martial arts and, refusing to serve the evil king, sally forth to encounter warriors, dwarves, and others battling the empire. Some violence. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2003. PL000196 Face the Fire by Nora Roberts. 10 hours. Sam Logan returns to Three Sisters Island after a decade to reclaim Mia Devlin, a white witch. But Mia resents him for abandoning her. Sequel to Heaven and Earth (PL000183). Some explicit descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. Bestseller. 2002. PL000227 The Faith of Barack Obama by Stephen Mansfield. 3.75 hours. Mansfield takes listeners inside the mind, heart, and soul of Barack Obama as a person of faith, as a man, as an American. PL000040 Fall On Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald. Abridged. 10 hours. Materia is thirteen when she elopes with the eighteen-year-old piano tuner, James, and her Lebanese-Canadian family disowns her. James claims to be devoted to their first daughter, Kathleen, and they have three more girls as years pass. The four sisters don't mention the family secrets of incest and rape, until an illegitimate child appears on the scene. PL000174 The Fallen by Jefferson Parker. 11 hours. Twenty-nine-year-old San Diego homicide detective Robbie Brownlaw suffers from synesthesia, a restless wife, and a new case. Former internal affairs cop Garrett Asplundh, now a city ethics investigator, is murdered after uncovering corruption in city hall that endangers the municipal bond rating. Strong language and some violence. Bestseller. 2006.
PL000182 A Family Christmas by Caroline Kennedy. Abridged. 7.25 hours. Anthology of Kennedy's holiday favorites. Encompasses poems, stories, scriptures, songs, and essays of the Christmas season. Includes her own 1962 letter to Santa as well as works by Irving Berlin, Robert Frost, George Washington, Langston Hughes, and other notables. Bestseller. 2007. PL000067 Famous People In History Volume 1 & 2 by Nicholas Soames. 5 hours. Here are the life stories of eighteen famous people who have left their mark upon the world. These men and women were important in their time and, even in our computer age, show what individuals, with ideals and energy, can achieve. Grades 5-8. PL000217 Fearless by Diana Palmer. 8 hours. DEA agent Rodrigo Ramirez is sent undercover to Gloryanne Barnes's stepbrother's farm in Jacobsville, Texas, where he's looking to bust a new and vicious drug cartel. Gloryanne's job has put her in danger from the same criminal Rodrigo is investigating. She is drawn to the enigmatic new farmhand, Rodrigo, a man who is much more than he seems. PL000150 Fiddlers by Ed McBain. 6 Hours. Detectives Carella, Meyer, and Weeks seek the serial killer who's targeting older men and women in the city. The police trace back through the victims' lives to their youth to find a common element and to crack the case of the Glock Murders. Violence and strong language. 2005. PL000128 First Things First by Stephen R. Covey. 3.5 hours. Author of "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" and two of his colleagues present the fourth-generation approach to time management. More than doing things right or efficiently, it focuses on doing the right things. Discussed are the "principles of peace" and the authors' prescription for avoiding the main obstacles to fulfillment, meaning, and joy. Bestseller. PL000248 Flying Drunk by Joseph Balzer. 8.5 hours. In 1990, an intoxicated three-man crew, including Flight Engineer Joseph Balzer, fly a Northwest Airlines Boeing 727 with 91 passengers aboard from Fargo, North Dakota to Minneapolis, Minnesota. All three pilots stand trial for flying under the influence of alcohol, are convicted, and sent to federal prison. Joe Balzer tells the story of his redemption.
PL000081 Focus: Achieving Your Highest Priorities by Stephen R. Covey. 4 hours. The Focus workshop presents an engaging and inspirational learning experience and will change your life in ways you never thought possible. You will begin a process and journey to a new way of thinking about personal and professional focus and accomplishment. PL000082 For One More Day by Mitch Albom. 3.5 hours. When his mother, Pauline, dies Charles "Chick" Benetto falls into alcoholism. Chick describes the loss of his job and family and his isolation and depression. After his suicide attempt Pauline's ghost takes Chick on a tour of her life as a single mother and heals his broken heart. Bestseller. 2006. PL000083 Founding Fathers: Architects of a Nation by Encyclopedia Britannica. 5.5 hours. This book sheds new light on the revolutionary leaders who planned, fought for, and created the United States of America. The men who initiated the great experiment of American freedom and democracy are examined here, as are the events, ideas, and profound documents that changed the course of world history. PL000145 Full Blast by Janet Evanovich. 7 hours. Newspaperwoman Jamie Swift and millionaire Max Holt's relationship intensifies as they investigate a string of murders in Beaumont, South Carolina. The town is sizzling: the baker spikes his brownies with aphrodisiacs, a kinky lingerie store opens, and Jamie starts a personal ads column. Some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2004. PL000153 Full Speed by Janet Evanovich. 6.5 hours. Newspaper editor Jamie Swift and millionaire playboy Max Holt team up to break a corruption ring involving an itinerant minister and the mob--Jamie with her new dog called Fleas, Max with his artificial intelligence system, Muffin. Some descriptions of sex and some violence. Bestseller. 2003. PL000175 Gas City by Loren Estleman. 10.5 hours. A seemingly stable, well-run city is suddenly pitched into violence and chaos. A delicate balance of forces--greed, corruption, ambition, and desire--run out of control in the wake of a serial killer's grisly rampage. Violence.
PL000129 Gap Creek: The Story of A Marriage by Robert Morgan. Abridged. 4.5 hours. Julie Harmon, seventeen, can butcher a hog, split a log, and plant a crop. She also watched her brother and father die. When she marries Hank Richards, eighteen, and moves to Gap Creek, South Carolina, she finds some happiness but still faces hard work and sorrow. Some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 1999. PL000024 Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen. Abridged. 3 hours. Allen's premise is simple: our ability to be productive is directly proportional to our ability to relax. Only when our minds are clear and our thoughts are organized can we achieve stress-free productivity and unleash our creative potential. PL000002 Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher. 6 hours. A practical primer on the fundamentals of negotiation by the directors of the Harvard Negotiation Project. This style of handling differences uses four basic steps to win agreement among spouses, children, neighbors, bosses and employees, or diplomats. PL000042 A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel. 6.5 hours. Memoir of growing up in the late 1960s and 1970s in a mid-America hamlet of three hundred people. Nicknamed "Zippy" (after a fast-moving chimpanzee on TV), the author recounts childhood incidents involving her family, best friend Julie, and school. In the process, she describes her community. Bestseller. 2001. PL000031 The Giver by Lois Lowry. 5 hours. Jonas lives in a utopia: there is no hunger, no disease, no fear; the elderly are tenderly cared for, and every child has attentive parents. The society is uniformly run. Jonas eagerly awaits the Ceremony of Twelve, when 12-yearolds receive assignments for their lifelong professions. He is selected to be the new Receiver of Memories. As such he learns of misery and pain, but also of joy and love. For grades 6-9 and older readers. PL000135 Gone by Jonathan Kellerman. 12 hours. An investigation reveals the abduction of two art students to be a fake, but the murder that follows requires the police to seek the assistance of psychologist Alex Delaware. Bestseller. 2006.
PL000050 Great Explorers by David Angus. 2.5 hours. Marco Polo, Ian Battuta, Christopher Columbus, Bartolomeu Diaz, Vasco DeGama, Ferdinand Magellan, Captain Cook, Lewis and Clark, Livingstone and Stanley, The Apollo Mission. For junior high and older readers. PL000058 Great Scientists and Their Discoveries by David Angus. 2.5 hours. Introduces the work of nine men: Galileo Galilei, Robert Boyle, Isaac Newton, Michael Faraday, Charles Darwin, Gregor Mendel, Albert Einstein, James Watson, and Francis Crick. For grades 5-8. PL000084 The Greatest Stories of All Time. King James Version. 11 hours. This collection of 177 stories from both Old and New Testaments will delight readers of all ages. PL000183 Heaven and Earth by Nora Roberts. Abridged. 9 hours. Deputy Ripley Todd of Three Sisters Island is a witch in denial. Dr. MacAlister Booke investigates paranormal activities in the town. The two confront the past as they fall in love. Sequel to Dance Upon the Air (PL000190). Some explicit descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. Bestseller. 2001. PL000085 Heidi by Johanna Spyri. 6 hours. Heidi loves her old grandfather and their simple life high in the Swiss Alps, so when she is sent to town to be a companion to sick Clara, Heidi herself almost dies of homesickness. For grades 4-7. PL000011 The HitchHiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. 6 hours. Seconds before Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, had been posing as an out-of-work actor. Together this dynamic pair began a journey through space aided by a galaxyful of fellow travelers. PL000059 The History of Classical Music by Richard Fawkes. 5 hours. Here is the fascinating story of over a thousand years of Western classical music. Polyphony, sonata form and other musical terms are explained, and the text is illustrated by performances from some of the most highly praised recordings of recent years.
PL000086 Hoot by Carl Hiaasen. 6.5 hours Middle school student Roy has just moved from Montana to south Florida. He befriends a boy named Mullet Fingers and his stepsister, who are trying to prevent a pancake house chain from building a restaurant over a colony of burrowing owls. For grades 6-9. 2002. PL000110 The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle. 5 hours. The evil of Sir Hugo, master of the lonely Manor Baskerville on the moors, began the "Curse of the Baskervilles" in the seventeenth century. Now, years later, the legendary Hound returns and Sir Charles Baskerville dies. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson move in to solve the crime. 1902. PL000023 How To Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie. 10.5 hours. A practical, easy-to-read handbook on how to conquer worry. The author believes that anxieties can be alleviated by applying his principles of self help. He offers examples of his formulas and anecdotes by those who achieved success. PL000245 In the President’s Secret Service by Ronald Kessler. 7 hours. Details previously untold stories about the presidents, from John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson to George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Goes behind the scenes in the president's inner circle and discloses assassination attempts that have never before been revealed. PL000087 The Innocent Man by John Grisham. 12.5 hours. In 1982, a twenty-one-year-old cocktail waitress was raped and murdered in Ada, Oklahoma. Five years later, a former Oakland A's pitcher and his friend were arrested for the crime, convicted, and sentenced. Grisham examines the impact police misconduct, DNA analysis, and the death penalty had on the case. Bestseller. PL000053 Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell. 3.75 hours. When her Native American tribe leaves a California coastal island, Karana remains behind with her younger brother. After his death, she survives for eighteen years finding comfort, beauty, and at times joy in her solitude. For grades 6-9. Newbery Medal.
PL000118 Joe DiMaggio: The Yankee Clipper by Geoffrey Giuliano. 1 hr Joe DiMaggio speaks out on a wide variety of subjects including his humble roots, early heroes, his amazing tenure with the Yankees, his embattled marriage to Marilyn Monroe and his laid back life at the top. Written and narrated by celebrated author and producer Geoffrey Giuliano, with exclusive never-before-heard interviews. PL000210 Keep Travelin’ Rider by Louis L’Amour. 1.5 hours Tack Gentry has been away for a year when he returns to the familiar buildings of his uncle John Gentry's G Bar ranch. To his amazement, the ranch has a new owner, who is unimpressed when Tack explains that his uncle was a Quaker, didn't believe in violence, and never carried a gun. PL000088 Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson. 6.5 hours. David Balfour's uncle tries to have him sent from Scotland to America as a slave. After he is shipwrecked, David and his friend Alan journey across the Highlands through numerous dangers. First published in 1886. For junior and senior high and older readers. PL000229 Killer View by Ridley Pearson. 9 hours. Sun Valley sheriff Walt Fleming and his veterinarian friends, brothers Mark and Randy Aker, are searching for a missing skier when Randy is killed. Then Mark disappears. Meanwhile Mark's assistant is assaulted and sheep are dying. Sequel to Killer Weekend (PL000204). Violence and strong language. 2008. PL000204 Killer Weekend by Ridley Pearson. 7 hours. Eight years after saving the life of a U.S. attorney general from an assassination attempt, county sheriff Walt Fleming finds himself once again protecting the high-profile politician, now a presidential hopeful, during a billionaire's communications conference. 2007. PL000089 The King of Torts by John Grisham. 12 hours. Public defender Clay Carter assumes it is just another Washington D.C., murder case when the defense of Tequila Watson is thrust into his hands. But Carter's investigation into Watson's drug abuse and subsequent rehabilitation uncovers corruption at a major pharmaceutical company. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2003.
PL000090 Kite Rider by Geraldine McCaughrean. 6.75 hours. In thirteenth-century China, twelve-year-old Haoyou watches helplessly as a kite is instrumental in his father's death. He turns to kites to support his mother, then becomes an adventurous circus kite rider, and even meets the great Mongol ruler Kublai Khan. For grades 6-9. PL000004 Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. 12 hours. An Afghan in California recalls a fateful day in 1975 in Kabul when he won a kite tournament and abandoned a younger companion to rape. That cowardice keeps haunting him during exile in America until the opportunity for atonement arises--back in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. Violence and some strong language. 2003. PL000211 Knock Out by Catherine Coulter. 12 hours FBI Agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock star in this electrifying thriller. Ethan Merriweather, sheriff of Titusville, Virginia goes looking for a missing little girl. Soon after he finds her, Ethan realizes that Autumn has brought him a huge problem--a relentless madman who has the ability to control others simply by looking at them. And the madman is after her and her mom. PL000060 Knothole In the Closet: A Story About Belle Boyd, a Confederate Spy by Marilyn Weymouth Seguin. 1 hour. Early in the Civil War, 19-year-old Belle Boyd risks capture to spy for the South and her native state of Virginia. On the eve of battle, she races to the Confederate camp to deliver important information to General Stonewall Jackson. Thanks in part to Belle's courage, the Confederates win a major victory on May 23, 1862. PL000091 The Last Juror by John Grisham. 12 hours. Clanton, Mississippi, 1970. Twenty-three-year-old Willie Traynor buys the bankrupt county paper and begins building circulation. He inflames readers with his reporting of a young widow's rape and murder. The perpetrator threatens his jury with revenge if they convict him, and returns years later for retribution. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2004. PL000092 The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper. 15.5 hours. In 1757, during the French and Indian War, frontier scout Hawkeye and his Mohican friends attempt to bring two young women to safety and become embroiled in the bloody battles of war.
PL000242 The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks. 12 Hours. An unforgettable story of love in all its myriad forms--first love, love between parents and children. This book demonstrates as only a Nicholas Sparks novel can, the many ways that love can break our hearts...and heal them. PL000205 Lawman by Diana Palmer 8.5 hours. When San Antonio FBI agent Garon Grier buys a ranch in Jacobsville, Texas, the strong, silent loner is hoping to mend some broken family fences. He is not looking for love when he finds an unexpected, unwanted attraction to the girl next door. 2007. Some explicit descriptions of sex. PL000143 Learn Anywhere! Spanish by Henry Raymond. 10 hours. The Learn Anywhere system is a simple, effective method to learn to communicate quickly and easily in another language. Level one focuses on essential travel needs; while level two and three provide more everyday conversation as well as more comprehensive grammar and vocabulary skills. PL000122 Letters of a Woman Homesteader by Elinore Pruitt Stewart. 5.5 hours. After losing her husband, Elinore Pruitt washes clothes to support herself and her daughter. In 1909 she takes a job working for a rancher near Burnt Fork, Wyoming, later filing her own claim and marrying him. These letters, written to her former employer over several years, are packed with delightful stories and fascinating observations. PL000225 Let’s Face It by Kirk Douglas. 6 hours. Kirk Douglas is a born storyteller, and in this engrossing memoir, he offers wonderful tales, favorite jokes, and hard-won insights. As he explores the mixed blessings of growing older, he looks back at his youth and his glamorous life in Hollywood. PL000133 Life After Death: The Burden of Proof by Deepak Chopra. Abridged. 6 hours. Deepak Chopra, doctor and author of "How to Know God", explores scientific discoveries and ancient religious traditions to address the subject of the afterlife. Posits that there is no division between life and death and that a person can shape what happens after death. 2006.
PL000094 Life of Stonewall Jackson by Mary L. Williamson. 4 hours. Author Mary L. Williamson wrote in 1898: "In this brief sketch of our great Southern hero, I have endeavored to portray, amid the blasé of his matchless military genius, the unchanging rectitude of his conduct, the stern will-power by which he conquered all difficulties, his firm belief in an overruling Providence, and his entire submission to the Divine Will." PL000151 The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly. 11 hours. L.A. criminal defense lawyer Mickey Haller defends lowlife clients out of his Lincoln Town Car. He eagerly takes the case of Louis Roulet, a wealthy Beverly Hills man arrested for beating a prostitute but soon becomes suspicious of his client's behavior. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2005. PL000095 Lincoln’s Letters and Lincoln’s Prose by Abraham Lincoln. 5 hours. Abraham Lincoln, our sixteenth president, comes alive through the reading of his speeches, essays and other writings including "The Gettysburg Address" and "The Second Inaugural Address". PL000096 The Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. 6 hours. In this Victorian classic, Sara Crewe is brought from India by her ship-captain father to attend Miss Minchin's boarding school. She has everything that a princess could desire until a dramatic change takes place in her life. For grades 4-6. PL000097 Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. 17.5 hours. Lively portrait of beloved "Marmee" March and her four daughters--domestic Meg, headstrong Jo, sensitive Beth, and artistic Amy. While their father is serving as chaplain in the Union Army during the Civil War, Marmee is left to raise her daughters alone in New England. PL000124 Lincoln’s Melancholy by Joshua Wolf Shenk. 11.75 hours. Drawing on his own research and that of other esteemed Lincoln scholars, author Shenk reveals how the sixteenth president harnessed his depression to fuel his astonishing success. Lincoln found what he needed to deal with the nation's worst crisis in the coping strategies he had developed over a lifetime of depressive episodes and personal tragedies.
PL000098 The Lone Star Ranger by Zane Grey. 11.75 hours. Buck Duane becomes a fugitive after killing a man in self-defense. Texas Ranger Captain MacNelly, skeptical of Buck's criminal reputation, offers him a pardon. In exchange, Buck must join the Rangers and go undercover to help eliminate outlaw bands along the Rio Grande--beginning with the notorious rustler Cheseldine. 1915. PL000051 Lord of the Flies by William Golding. 7 hours. With horrifying implications, this novel relates the experiences of a group of English boys who are wrecked on a desert island and have to forge their own society, their own rules, and their own rituals. Through the seemingly innocent acts of children, author Golding exposes the duality of human nature. PL000181 Louis L’Amour Collected Stories by Louis L’Amour. Abridged. 4 hours. More than any other writer before or since, Louis L'Amour brought the American West to life. His action-packed stories deal with eternal themes -- honor, deceit, passion, betrayal, loyalty, courage, love. His settings are historically accurate, his prose riveting, and his characters colorful: good guys, bad buys, toughs, roughs, sidekicks and saints. PL000039 Manhunt: The 12-day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson. Abridged. 9 hours. Chronicles the days after the April 14, 1865, assassination of Abraham Lincoln as Union cavalry searched the city and surrounding countryside for John Wilkes Booth. Covers the capture of Booth, the trial of the co-conspirators, and the fight over the reward money. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2006. PL000038 Marley & Me by John Grogan. Abridged. 6 hours. A columnist for the "Philadelphia Inquirer" reminisces about the untrainable Labrador retriever that he and his wife acquired as Florida newlyweds. Recalls Marley's hilarious escapades and his capacity for love as the Grogans become the parents of three kids. Bestseller. 2005. PL000206 Move To Strike by Perri O’Shaunessy. 12 hours. Nina's not sleeping much these days. She's recovering from a great loss, haunted by a killer who may still be tracking her, and working on a tough new case. Her client is a sixteen-year-old girl charged with first-degree murder.
PL000192 Murder She Wrote: Murder on Parade by Donald Bain and Jessica Fletcher. 7.5 hours. Cabot Cove knows how to celebrate the Fourth of July. But a wealthy newcomer thinks he knows better, and is funding a big fireworks show and rock concert. Many in town resent his throwing his weight around. When he's found murdered the evening of the show, Jessica has a long list of potential suspects. PL000156 Murder She Wrote: Panning For Murder by Donald Bain and Jessica Fletcher. 7 hours. On her much-deserved cruise, Jessica agrees to help her friend Kathy look for her sister who vanished from the same vessel. Distantly related to a famous madam during the Alaskan gold rush, this sister apparently took the cruise to find a treasure her ancestor may have left behind. Did she find it? And has someone found her? PL000100 My Antonia by Willa Cather. 8 hours. A lawyer recalls his Nebraska boyhood and the girl who was a strong influence on his life. Cather paints a rich picture of life on the prairie at the beginning of the twentieth century and depicts some of the many cultures that came to comprise the United States. PL000049 The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie. 6 hours. In Hercule Poirot's first case, the retired Belgian police detective investigates the death of Emily Cavendish, an elderly heiress who, to the distress of her stepchildren, has recently married a fortune hunter. 1920. PL000219 NPR Funniest Driveway Moments. 2.25 hours. You're in your car, listening to a story on your local NPR station. Suddenly, you find yourself at your destination--home, work, or the parking lot of a grocery store. The story has captured you, and rather than turn the radio off, you stay in your car and listen to the end. You've had a Driveway Moment! Features such legends as Mel Brooks, Jonathan Winters, Lily Tomlin, and many more. PL000226 Never Hit A Jellyfish With A Spade by Guy Browning. 6 hours. The big things in life look after themselves. Birth, love, death--they're all terrifically exciting but they happen whether we like it or not. It's the little things in life that cause the most trouble. Browning has the rules that can help you move through the micro-chicanes on life's byways. Laugh-out-loud funny.
PL000032 Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. 2.75 hours. An uplifting tale of conscience, morality, and friendship. In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis. Based on a true story of community and heart in the midst of the Holocaust. For grades 3-6. PL000101 Obsession by Jonathan Kellerman. 12 hours. Teenager Tanya hires psychologist Alex Delaware and LAPD detective Milo Sturgis to help after her aunt hints on her deathbed that she murdered someone in the past. Strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2007. PL000120 On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan. 6 hours. A wedding night misunderstanding leads to confusion and resentment for two young lovers and shapes the rest of their lives. The author brilliantly illuminates the collision of sexual longing, deep-seated fears, and romantic fantasy. PL000215 On the Grind by Stephen J. Cannell. 7 hours. Charged with felony misconduct in a high-profile solicitation of murder case, Scully is faced with an impossible decision: either quietly resign from his job as a detective for the LAPD or face criminal prosecution. His wife leaves him, seeking a divorce for his dalliance with the accused in the case, a well-known Hollywood actress. Life as Scully knows it is over. Or so it seems... PL000160 Old West Collection by Jimmy Gray. 8 hours. The mythical legends and historical allure of the old west come galloping onward with The Old West Collection: Amazing Legends and Incredible Tales of the American West. PL000193 On the Run by Iris Johansen. 9 hours. Eight years ago Grace Archer ran from the mob, relocating herself and her young daughter Frankie to a rural Alabama horse farm. When Grace's cover blows, she turns to Jake Kilmer, who has already betrayed her once. Some explicit descriptions of sex and some violence. 2006.
PL000041 Open House by Elizabeth Berg. 7 hours. With her so-and-so husband gone, Samantha needs money. To pull together a new life for herself and her young son, and to make ends meet, she takes in boarders. One is an older woman who offers sage advice and sorely needed comfort. Ultimately she learns that in order to emerge from grief and the past, she must learn to make her own happiness. PL000166 Othello by William Shakespeare. Abridged. 3.5 Hours. A 17th-century drama about Othello, a Moor in the service of Venice who marries a senator's daughter. He overcomes the father's opposition, but is sabotaged by an older soldier whom he failed to promote. By prevarication, the soldier creates jealousy leading to confusion and tragedy. PL000102 The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. 5 hours. The outsiders are rough, tough, long-haired boys from the other side of town who have little hope for the "good" things of American life. It is a story of physical violence and antagonism, but also a story of loyalty and affection among friends. For junior and senior high readers. PL000170 Pandora’s Daughter by Iris Johanson. 11 hours. When fifteen-year-old Megan's mother is murdered, Megan's psychic powers disappear as well as her memory of them. Twelve years later, forgotten acquaintance Neal Grady restores Megan's ability to hear voices, tells her about her past, and requests her help. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. PL000241 Pawleys Island by Dorothea Benton Frank. 12 Hours. Huey Valentine and Abigail Thurmond are very content on Pawleys Island. Artist Rebecca Simms shatters their complacency when she arrives seeking a retreat from her chaotic life. Abigail, a lawyer, comes to Rebecca's aid, and in the process finds her own peace. 2005. PL000155 Playing for Pizza by John Grisham. 7 Hours. Third-string quarterback Rick Dockery of the Cleveland Browns disgraces himself in a championship game and is fired. Dockery insists that his agent, Arnie, find him another job. When Arnie comes through, Dockery heads to Parma, Italy, where he faces culture shock. Bestseller.
PL000116 The Power Of A Positive No by William Ury. 7 hours. The author offers advice on how to say no instead of a reluctant yes. Suggests techniques to use to achieve a win-win solution without alienating people at work or at home. PL000230 The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. 7.5 hours. Using a question-and-answer format, Eckhart seeks to show that people carry within them a "seed of enlightenment" that can help them find their true wealth-the "radiant joy of being and the peace that comes with it." Bestseller. 1999. PL000103 Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen. 11 hours. A classic novel of social customs in late eighteenth century England. Depicts the personality clash between Elizabeth Bennet, one of five daughters of a country gentleman, and prosperous, aristocratic landowner Fitzwillian Darcy, which eventually develops into courtship. PL000195 Promise Me by Harlen Coben. 11 hours. Sports agent Myron Bolitar agrees to drive a friend's daughter, eighteen-yearold Aimee Biel, to her pal's house in New Jersey. When Aimee disappears, mimicking another local case, Myron becomes the prime suspect and must uncover the truth. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. PL000001 The Purpose Driven Life by Rich Warren. 9 hours. Christian minister provides a guide to forty-day spiritual journey to help readers discover the answer to one of life's most important questions: What on earth am I here for? Uses biblical references and describes the benefits of changing one's perspective. Bestseller. PL000240 Reap the Wind by Iris Johansen. 17 hours Some would kill to know what Caitlin Vasaro knows. For the secrets she's kept hidden all her life are the kind that the rich and powerful will do anything to possess. But not even Caitlin Knows how much danger she is in--or how far someone will go to hunt her down. PL000159 Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. 14.75 Hours. Rebecca, the glamorous mistress of a great English estate, died eight months before Maxim de Winter brought a young and frightened second wife to live there. Mystery, intrigue, and violence eventually reveal circumstances surrounding Rebecca's death.
PL000216 Red and Me: My Coach, My Lifelong Friend by Bill Russell with Alan Steinberg. 4.5 hours. Red Auerbach was one of the greatest coaches in sports history. Bill Russell is a five-time MVP and was the star center on the Auerbach teams. Theirs was a deeply personal friendship, one little known to the public and Russell tells it here for the first time. PL000028 The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane. 5 hours. A country boy enthusiastically enlists with the Union army during the Civil War. Wanting to prove himself a hero, but experiencing shock and fear on the battle front, he finally revives his courage and self-respect in a crucial war advance. PL000207 Rogue by Danielle Steel. 10 hours. Being married to Blake had been an amazing adventure for Maxine. Brilliant, charismatic, and wholly unpredictable, Blake Williams made millions and grabbed headlines as a dot-com entrepreneur. His only shortcoming was as a husband. His work and his never-ending quest for fun kept him far away from Maxine and his family. Blake and Maxine have worked out an odd but amicable divorce. Then everything changes... 2008. PL000168 Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare. 3 hours. A 16th-century romantic tragedy of two teenagers from rival families who fall in love. A sentence of exile and an impending arranged marriage force the two to flee. A friar suggests a ruse to accomplish their union, but miscommunication causes it to backfire. PL000005 Rich Dad Poor Dad & Rich Dad’s Prophecy by Robert Kiyosaki with Sharon L. Lechter. 6 hours. What the rich teach their kids about money that the poor and middle class do not! Why the biggest stock market crash in history is STILL coming. Rich Dad Poor Dad will explode the myth that you need to earn high income to become rich. PL000104 Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey. 11.25 hours. Utah, 1871. When Jane Withersteen incurs the wrath of her fellow Mormons for befriending Gentiles, gunman Lassiter comes to her aid and makes a startling personal discovery. Violence.
PL000246 Riders of the Silences by Max Brand. 7.5 hours. He swept down from the north like a cold blast from hell. His name was Red Pierre and he was riding a vengeance trail. He was going to get the man who shot his father. But he'd need more than hate and a gun. What he really needed was the help of a good woman. PL000034 A River Runs Through It by Norman MacLean. Abridged. 4.75 hours. The author recreates his early years in Montana. He reminisces about fly fishing with his brother and father in the 1930s. Some strong language. PL000176 Rules of Deception by Christopher Reich. 12 hours. A brilliantly conceived, twisting tale of intrigue and deceit unfolds as Dr. Jonathan Ransom uncovers his deceased wife's mysterious past. PL000105 Robin Hood by Benedict Flynn 2.5 hours. Robin Hood, one of the great legends of England, lives again in this re-telling of the famous story. Dressed in Lincoln green, with his longbow never far from his hands, he moves through Sherwood Forest righting the wrongs done by the Sheriff of Nottingham, and his evil henchman, Guy of Guisborne. PL000106 Robinson Crusoe by Daniel DeFoe. 12 hours. Crusoe runs away to sea, is shipwrecked, and leads a solitary existence on an uninhabited island near the Orinoco River for 24 years. He meets the difficulties of primitive life with ingenuity and at length finds a companion in a native whom he saves from cannibalism. PL000177 Say Goodbye by Lisa Gardner. 11 hours. For Kimberly Quincy, FBI Special Agent, it all starts with a pregnant hooker. The story Delilah Rose tells about her johns is too horrifying to be true--but prostitutes are disappearing one by one. Kimberly is caught in a web more lethal than any spider's and the more she fights for answers the more tightly she is trapped. PL000238 Say When by Elizabeth Berg. 7 hours. A novel that charts the days and nights of a family whose normalcy has been shattered. Follows a man on an emotional journey to redefine his notions about love and happiness and asks the question: when is a relationship worth saving and when is it better to let it go?
PL000064 Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand. Abridged. 6 hours. This book recounts the rise of an "undersized, crooked-legged" thoroughbred horse who in 1938, was the year's number one newsmaker over Franklin Roosevelt, Hitler, and Lou Gehrig. Hillenbrand tells Seabiscuit's story through the three men who made a true long shot into a winner. Bestseller. PL000107 The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. 8.5 hours. After becoming an orphan, ill-tempered and neglected Mary is sent to live on an uncle's huge estate where she meets an equally wretched, invalid cousin. Together they conspire to restore a locked secret garden while her cousin regains his health and his father's affection. For grades 4-7. PL000108 Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. 10 hours. South Carolina, 1964. Fourteen-year-old Lily rescues her African American housekeeper-- and substitute mother--Rosaleen, from the hospital. Rosaleen had been beaten for trying to register to vote. They flee to a safe place where Lily's battered late mother had also fled--a beekeeping operation run by three black sisters. Some strong language. PL000188 See You On The Radio by Charles Osgood. 3.75 hours. Presents selections from the best of the CBS radio commentator's programs. Includes features on everyday events and on the "human perversity factor," along with samples of the author's verse. PL000109 Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. 5 hours. This satirical novel, the first of Jane Austen's to be published, is a study in contrasts between two sisters. Their unfortunate love affairs evoke very different responses from Elinor, who had sense, and Marianne, who has sensibility. PL000025 The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People/ The 8th Habit by Stephen Covey. Abridged. 7 hours. Covey, chairman of the Institute for Principle-Centered Leadership, offers a holistic approach to solving personal and professional problems. After working with people in business, educational, and family settings for more than twentyfive years, he has garnered seven habits for being highly effective.
PL000197 Sisters by Danielle Steel. 11.5 hours. Four siblings pull together during a family crisis. After their mother is tragically killed and sister Annie, an artist, is blinded, supermodel Candy, television producer Tammy, and lawyer Sabrina move into a New York townhouse to grieve and cope. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. Bestseller. PL000068 Six Most Important Decisions You Will Ever Make by Sean Covey. 6 hours. The author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens, highlights key decisions that can make or break a teen's future. Covers getting an education, choosing friends, avoiding addiction, building self-worth, and more. Includes advice and examples of positive behavior. For senior high readers. PL000026 Shakespeare’s Sonnets & Tales From Shakespeare by William Shakespeare. 12 hours. The language in Shakespeare's 154 sonnets is exalted and passionate, rich in imagery and alliteration, and they touch on every aspect of life, love, pain--all that is human. So do these tales taken from his most cherished and respected plays. PL000223 The Soloist by Steve Lopez. 6.5 hours. When journalist Steve Lopez sees Nathaniel Ayers playing his heart out on a two-string violin on Los Angeles' skid row, he finds it impossible to walk away. More than 30 years ago, Ayers was a promising classical bass student at Juilliard until he gradually lost his ability to function, overcome by a mental breakdown. Over time, the two men form a bond and Lopez imagines that he might be able to change Ayers' life. PL000162 Something More by Janet Dailey. 11 hours. Wyoming rancher Luke McCallister unearths human remains purported to be those of treasure hunter Henry James Wilson, grandfather of history teacher Angie Sommers. Angie arrives to claim the body and, more important, locate long-lost outlaw gold. Angie enlists Luke's help, but they aren't the only ones seeking the fortune.
PL000247 Southern Lights by Danielle Steel. 9 hours. Eleven years have passed since Alexa Hamilton left the South behind, fleeing the pain of her ex-husband's betrayal and the cruelty of his prominent Charleston family. Now an assistant D.A. in Manhattan, Alexa has made a name for herself as a top prosecutor while juggling her role as devoted single mom to a teenage daughter. Everything changes when Alexa is handed her latest case: the trial of accused serial killer Luke Quentin. PL000015 Star Wars, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith by Michael Stover. 14 hours. As the Republic falters, Jedi Obi-Wan undertakes a perilous mission to destroy Separatist general Grievous. Meanwhile, Jedi Anakin Skywalker grows increasingly tormented by fear, and Sarth Sidious prepares to ordain a new Sith Lord--Dark Vader. For senior high reader and older readers. Bestseller. PL000029 Stories From the Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling. 16 hours. Seven short stories. Three present the adventures of Mowgli, a body who is raised by a wolf pack in India and taught the laws of the jungle by a panther and a bear. Other stories include "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi", "The White Seal", "Toomai of the Elephants", and "Servants of the Queen". For grades 5-8. PL000111 The Story of My Life by Helen Keller. 3.5 hours. The restored classic autobiography of an exceptional young woman and her companion, originally published in 1903. Helen Keller's own account of her transformation is followed by her teacher Anne Sullivan's record of their early years together and insights of Anne's husband, John Macy. PL000172 Sudden Mischief by Robert Parker. 6 hours. Spenser agrees to help his girlfriend Susan's ex-husband, Brad Sterling, fight a sexual harassment case. But Spenser discovers that Sterling is fleecing the charities he runs fundraisers for and that he's in debt to the mob. Then Sterling disappears and people start dying. In the midst of it all, Susan and Spenser try to make sense of their relationship. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. PL000173 Summer Island by Kristin Hannah. 9 hours. Well-known talk show host Nora Bridge has been estranged from daughter Ruby for years. But when the ugly truth about her past is uncovered, Nora retreats to Summer Island. There she and Ruby finally come to terms with each other. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex.
PL000112 Superman on Radio. Original Radio Episodes. 6 hours. The first 27 radio broadcasts of The Adventures of Superman. In the winter of 1940, the world heard the voice of Superman for the very first time. Radio Spirits takes you back to those evenings when The Baby From Krypton landed on planet earth and went on to assume the identity of Clark Kent, a mildmannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper. PL000208 Tailspin by Catherine Coulter. 12 hours. Dispatched to the Kentucky mountains to discern the fates of a missing special agent and a doctor who is being protected by the FBI, agents Savich and Sherlock find the case further complicated by a young woman on the run and the doctor's mental deterioration. 2008. PL000046 A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. 14.5 hours. Englishman Sydney Carton and Frenchman Charles Darnay, who bear a strong physical resemblance to each other, love the same woman, Lucie Manette. The sacrifice by Carton for his friends is the climax of this story set in lateeighteenth-century London and Paris during the French Revolution. PL000054 Tales From the Greek Legends by Edward Ferrie. 2.5 hours. These timeless legends will catapult you into a world of heroes and monsters, valor and adventure, where the gods of Mount Olympus reign supreme. Includes the tales of Heracles, Theseus, Jason and the Argonauts, Persephone, Prometheus, and more! Includes music by Holst, Wagner, Debussy, and others. PL000037 Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Abridged. 9.5 hours. Pulitzer Prize-winner illustrates the political acumen of Abraham Lincoln. Highlights the careers of Lincoln's three prime competitors in the Republican party--William Seward, Salmon Chase, and Edward Bates, men more qualified and educated, whom he beat for the 1860 presidential nomination. Discusses their subsequent appointments to the cabinet. Bestseller. PL000117 Therapy by Jonathan Kellerman. 2.5 hours. Psychologist Alex Delaware helps LAPD pal Milo Sturgis investigate a double homicide on lover's lane. The male victim was in treatment with celebrity therapist Mary Lou Koppel, but Mary herself is murdered before Alex can learn her secrets. Strong language, some explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. Bestseller.
PL000115 Then There Were Five by Elizabeth Enright. 5 hours. With Father in Washington and Cuffy, their housekeeper, away visiting a sick cousin, almost anything might happen to the Melendy kids at the Four-Story Mistake. The best adventure of all is the friendship with Mark Herron, which starts with a scrap drive and comes to a climax on Oliver's birthday. Grades 4-7. PL000062 The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell. 8.5 hours. A journalist proposes that fads are social epidemics in which little changes have big effects. He refers to the one dramatic moment during such a contagion, when everything can change all at once, as "the tipping point". Gladwell also analyzes trends to further explain his theory. Bestseller. PL000171 Thunder Point by Jack Higgins. 10.5 hours. In 1945 Martin Bormann fled Nazi Germany with a suitcase containing the Windsor protocol and a list of British and American supporters of the Nazi cause. Now it is 1992. Henry Baker has discovered a submarine containing that suitcase lying off the Virgin Islands. Brigadier Ferguson of British security gives Sean Dillion the task of recovering those papers. But there are others who also want to find them. Strong language and some violence. Bestseller. PL000045 Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. 5.5 hours Schoolboy Tom Sawyer lives with his Aunt Polly in a small Missouri town on the Mississippi River. Tom angles for the affections of Becky Thatcher, runs away with Huck Finn and Joe Harper, and tells the truth when it matters. For grades 6-9 and older readers. PL000244 The Touch of Fire by Linda Howard Arizona territory, 1871. Physician Annie Parker moves to Silver Mesa to establish a medical practice. She does not expect to fall in love with Rafe McCay after he kidnaps her, and she treats his gunshot wounds. Explicit descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 1992. PL000048 Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. 6 hours. A classic adventure story of pirates and buried treasure in which young Jim Hawkins accompanies a crew of buccaneers and treasure-seekers on a voyage to find gold. First published in 1880s.
PL000152 True Believer by Nicholas Sparks. 10 hours. New York journalist Jeremy Marsh travels to North Carolina to investigate the appearance of ghostly lights in an old cemetery. Meanwhile Boone Creek town librarian Lexie Darnell believes her happiness lies there with those she loves. When Jeremy and Lexie meet, they begin to question their future plans. Bestseller. 2005. PL000243 True Compass: a Memoir by Edward M. Kennedy. 17 Hours. In this landmark autobiography, five years in the making, Senator Edward M. Kennedy tells his extraordinary personal story--of his legendary family, politics, and fifty years at the center of national events. PL000019 The Truth by Al Franken. 12 hours. Political satirist and author of "Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them" continues to condemn conservative politicians. Criticizes President George W. Bush and his administration on matters such as the 2004 election, Social Security, and Iraq. Proposes solutions to America's problems. Some strong language. Bestseller. PL000184 Truth or Dare by Jayne Ann Krentz. 10 hours. Psychic interior designer Zoe and her second husband, private investigator Ethan Truax, are settling into newlywed life when someone begins stalking Zoe and her friend Arcadia. Ethan uncovers suspects from their collective pasts. Explicit descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. PL000030 Twain’s Humor: Selected Stories by Mark Twain. 5.5 hours. Ten classic stories. PL000136 Typhoon by Joseph Conrad. 4 hours. In this classic, a ship's captain, faced with mutiny and a typhoon, deals shrewdly and bravely with his men and his ship. PL000134 The Ultimate Gift by Jim Stoval. 2.5 hours. Upon his wealthy great-uncle's death, twenty-four-year-old Jason Stevens receives an unorthodox inheritance that leads him on a year-long journey of self-discovery during which he learns the values of work, friendship, laughter, love, and more as part of the "ultimate gift." 2001.
PL000125 An Unfinished Life by Mark Spragg. 7 hours. Jean Gilkyson is floundering in a trailer in Iowa with yet another brutal boyfriend when she realizes this kind of life has got to stop. She and her ten-year-old daughter, Griff, run away to Ishawooa, Wyoming, where Griff meets a grandfather she ever knew about. PL000228 Vanished by Karen Robards. 13 hours. Seven years ago, Sarah Mason's five-year-old daughter vanished during an outing at a park in Beaufort, SC. Despite a frantic search, little Lexie was never found, and Sarah was left to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. Then, one night Sarah picks up the phone to hear a terrified child's voice whispering, "Mommy, help, come and get me..." Sarah and her private eye friend, Jake are caught up in a nightmare search for Lexie that might just end up in murder. PL000061 Vision Quest: Searching for a Path to the Pacific With Lewis & Clark by Marilyn W. Seguin. 1 hour. More than a year into their expedition, Lewis and Clark face their biggest hurdle yet: unless they acquire horses to carry them over the mountains, they will fail in their mission to reach the Pacific Ocean. Sacagawea, their young Shoshone interpreter, guides them to her tribal village. Grade 5-8. PL000235 The Voice of the Night by Dean Koontz. 8 hours. No one could understand why Colin and Roy were best friends. Colin was so shy; Roy was so popular. Colin was nervous around girls; Roy was a ladies man. Colin was fascinated by Roy - and Roy was fascinated by death. Then one day Roy asked his timid friend: "You ever killed anything?" And from that moment on, the two were bound together in a game too terrifying to imagine and too irresistible to stop. PL000169 Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. 11.5 hours. 1931. Veterinary student Jacob Jankowski's world comes crashing down when his parents die in a car accident. Broke, Jacob joins the circus, falls for Marlena, a married circus star, and cares for animals like Rosie the elephant. Strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some violence. Bestseller.
PL000186 Western Roundup by Leonard Elmore. Abridged. 3.75 hours. Three tales of courage, treachery, and redemption. In The Bounty Hunters a cavalry man-turned-scout pursues an Apache renegade. In Forty Lashes Less One convicts track escaped prisoners. In Gunsights two friends fight on opposite sides of a land war. Some descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 1953. PL000132 The Wave by Walter Mosely. 5.5 hours. African American programmer-turned-potter Errol Porter visits the grave of his father, Arthur, and meets a version of Arthur reanimated by a primordial lifeform called the Wave. Errol soon finds himself running from government agents who believe Arthur has a dangerous virus. Descriptions of sex, strong language, and some violence. PL000017 Where God Was Born by Bruce Feiler. Abridged. 12.5 hours. The author journeys to Israel, Iraq, and Iran with Israeli archaeologist Avner Goren. Feiler reinterprets accounts of Joshua's conquest of the Promised Land, David and Goliath, the capture of Jericho, and the prophets while contemplating religious, intolerance. PL000033 Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls. 7 hours. A loving threesome, Billy and his two dogs range the dark hills and river bottoms of Cherokee country. Old Dan has the brawn, Little Ann has the brains, and Billy has the will to train them to be the finest hunting team in the valley. Soon their skills will be put to the test as they brave the dangers of the wilds for the ultimate glory. Grades 5-8. PL000121 Wild Fire by Nelson DeMille. 18.5 hours. Welcome to Custer Hill Club, a men's club set in an Adirondack hunting lodge whose members include some of American's most powerful business leaders, military men, and government officials. The club is a place to relax with old friends. But one weekend, the club's Executive Board gathers to talk about 9/11- and finalize a retaliation plan, know only by its code name WILD FIRE.
PL000123 Wild: Stories of Survival From the World’s Most Dangerous Places. 6 hours. The wilderness has been the scene of the past century's most exciting stories, inspiring many of its greatest writers, including Jack London, Norman Maclean, Evelyn Waugh, Redmond O'Hanlon, Sir Wilfred Thesiger, H.M. Tomlinson and Algernon Blackwood. Includes selections from these authors' most gripping works. PL000022 Winning by Jack Welch. 11 hours. Former CEO of General Electric focuses on successful management techniques. Describes an organization's crucial cultural values and highlights business topics such as crisis management, differentiation, competition, budgeting, quality control, and mergers. Also offers advice on individual career development. Bestseller. PL000165 Winter House by Carol O’Connell. 12 hours. NYPD Detective Kathy Mallory stars in another case that needs a brilliant mind. When an ice-pick-wielding homeowner kills a burglar, the death attracts little attention at first. But the homeowner has a past. Missing for years, she was thought to have been kidnapped following the massacre of her family--with an ice pick. PL000144 Wish You Well by David Baldacci. 10 hours. In 1940, a happy family outing turns to tragedy when their car overturns, killing the father and leaving the mother incapacitated. The two children, Lou and Oz, take her to great grandmother Louisa's rural Virginia home. The New York City kids face difficult adjustments. Some strong language. Bestseller. PL000052 A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle. 5.25 hours. Meg, her younger brother Charles, and her neighbor Calvin are transported to the planet Camazotz as they search for Meg's lost father, a scientist studying time travel. Grades 5-8. PL000114 WWII Airmen: Amazing Accounts of Airmen Recorded During the War by U.S. Government. 2.5 hours. These amazing accounts of airmen recorded during the war include stories of air combat, music of the time and recordings made on bomb runs over Europe and Japan.
PL000113 WWII In the Pacific: Pearl Harbor to Nagasaki. 5.5 hours. Tells the story of Iwo Jima and the long war in the Pacific, the people who affected its direction, and the many places that suffered from war yet survived and went on to prosper in peace. PL000119 You On A Walk by Michael Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet Oz, M.D., 2.5 hours. Presents two thirty-minute walks, one faster and one slower, set to music that is timed to keep you moving at the pace that is right for you. Along the way, Drs. Roizen and Oz keep you company as you walk--telling you about the benefits of walking, sharing pointers and health tips for you to think about, and motivating you to keep going for the entire half hour. PL000036 You: The Owner’s Manual by Michael Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Abridged. 6 hours. Gives you an easy, comprehensive, and life-changing how-to plan for fending off the gremlins of aging. PL000065 You On A Diet by Michael Roizen, M.D and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Abridged. 5 hours. For the first time in our history, scientists are uncovering astounding medical evidence about dieting. Now Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz translate this cutting-edge information to help you shave inches off our waist, by giving you the best weapon against fat: knowledge. They give you the plan and formulas that will help you lose up to two inches from your waist in two weeks on your way to your ideal size. PL000141 You Staying Young by Michael Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Abridged. 5 hours. Wouldn't you like to know how to prevent your body from aging badly? Most of us believe that at age 40 or so, we begin the slow and steady decline of our minds and bodies. According to Dr. Roizen and Dr. Oz, that's a mistake. Aging isn't a decline in our systems; it's actually very purposeful. PL000007 1776 by David McCullough. 12 hrs. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian chronicles the struggles of the Continental Army during the disastrous year of 1776. Highlights George Washington's failed New York campaign and the retreat across New Jersey. Assesses the political, economic, and social problems the young nation encountered during the turbulent months from August to December. Bestseller.
PL000043 The 5th Horseman by James Patterson. 8 hours. Homicide detective Lindsay Boxer and her colleagues in the Women's Murder Club investigate suspicious deaths at the San Francisco Municipal Hospital, where patients in recovery are suddenly dying at an alarming rate. Clues include buttons on the corpses' eyes. Strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some violence. Bestseller. PL000199 100 Ways to Motivate Others by Steve Chandler. 5.5 hours. This is a culmination of many years of successful leadership coaching and training by bestselling author Steve Chandler and attorney Scott Richardson. Chandler and Richardson have crafted a vital, user-friendly, inspirational guide for executives, managers, and professionals and those aspiring to reach their level.