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Audiobook Update - April 3, 2018

Audiobook Update

Audiobook Update

Audiobook Update

Tuesday, April 3, 2018


This newsletter consists of new audiobooks on CD purchased by the library.  While it can contain some updates on the Digital Download Center powered by OverDrive, those of you who are interested mostly in downloadable content may also want to subscribe to our new eBook Update which focuses more on updates in eBook publishing related to public libraries as well as highlighting new eBook and audiobook titles.

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Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World 
by Joshua B. Freeman 


Read by Stephen Bowlby.

Giant factories, with their ingenious machinery and miraculous productivity, have long been celebrated as modern wonders of the world. Yet from their very beginnings, when William Blake called them "dark Satanic mills," they have also fueled our fears of the future.In a major work of scholarship that is also wonderfully accessible, celebrated historian Joshua B. Freeman tells the story of the factory and examines how it has reflected both our dreams and our nightmares.




by David Mamet


Read by Jim Frangione.

A big-shouldered, big-trouble thriller set in mobbed-up 1920s Chicago - a city where some people knew too much and where everyone should have known better - by the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of The Untouchables and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Glengarry Glen Ross. Mike Hodge, veteran of the Great War, big shot of the Chicago Tribune, medium fry, probably shouldn't have fallen in love with Annie Walsh. Then, again, maybe the man who killed Annie Walsh have known better than to trifle with Mike Hodge...




The Death of Mrs. Westaway 
by Ruth Ware


Read by...

On a day that begins like any other, Hal receives a mysterious letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance. She realizes very quickly that the letter was sent to the wrong person, but also that the cold-reading skills she's honed as a tarot card reader might help her claim the money. Soon, Hal finds herself at the funeral of the deceased, where it dawns on her that there is something very, very wrong about this strange situation and the inheritance at the center of it.




by Lauren Groff


Read by the author.

Over a decade ago, Groff moved to her adopted home state of Florida. The stories in this collection span characters, towns, decades, even centuries, but Florida -- its landscape, climate, history, and state of mind -- becomes its gravitational center. Storms, snakes, and sinkholes lurk at the edge of everyday life, but the greater threats and mysteries are of a human, emotional, and psychological nature.




The Future of Humanity: Terraforming, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth
by Michio Kaku


Read by Feodor Chin.

World-renowned physicist and futurist Michio Kaku explores in rich, intimate detail the process by which humanity may gradually move away from the planet and develop a sustainable civilization in outer space...He brings us beyond our galaxy, and even beyond our universe, to the possibility of immortality, showing us how humans may someday be able to leave our bodies entirely and laser port to new havens in space.




A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership
by James Comey


Read by the author.

Former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of power, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.




House of Broken Angels
by Luis Alberto Urrea


Read by the author.

An indelible portrait of a complex family reminds listeners of what it means to be the first generation and to live two lives across one border. Teeming with brilliance and humor, authentic at every turn, this is Luis Alberto Urrea at his best, and it cements his reputation as a storyteller of the first rank.




The House of Impossible Beauties
by Joseph Cassara


Read by Christian Barillas.

It's 1980 in New York City, and seventeen-year-old Angel is new to the drag world. She falls in love with a young dreamer named Hector and the two decide to form the House of Xtravaganza, the first-ever all-Latino house in the Harlem ball circuit. But when Hector dies, Angel must hire Venus, Juanito, and Daniel to help manage the glamorous gay and transgender club.