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Audiobook Update - December 6, 2017

Audiobook Update

Audiobook Update

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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Black Chalk

(Finally on audiobook!) Read by Peter Brooke.

It was only ever meant to be a game played by six best friends in their first year at Oxford University; a game of consequences, silly forfeits, and childish dares. But then the game changed: The stakes grew higher and the dares more personal and more humiliating, finally evolving into a vicious struggle with unpredictable and tragic results. Now, fourteen years later, the remaining players must meet again for the final round. Who knows better than your best friends what would break you?

Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News
by Kevin Young

Read by Mirron Willis.

Kevin Young traces the history of the hoax as a peculiarly American phenomenon, examining what motivates hucksters and makes people so gullible. He chronicles how Barnum came to fame by displaying figures like Joice Heth, a black woman whom he pretended was the 161-year-old nursemaid to George Washington, and What Is It?, an African American man Barnum professed was a newly discovered missing link in evolution.

Killing Season
by Faye Kellerman

Read by Charlie Thurston.

Three years ago, fifteen-year-old Ellen Vicksburg went missing in the quiet town of River Remez, New Mexico. Ellen was kind, studious, and universally liked. Her younger brother, Ben, could imagine nothing worse than never knowing what happened to her - until, on the first anniversary of her death, he found her body in a shallow grave by the river's edge. While investigating his sister's death, Ben sees patterns that don't fit and clues similar to other unsolved murders in the evidence, but his obsession leads the police to suspect him and makes him a target of the real killer.

by Ragnar Jónasson

Read by Will Damron and Paul Michael Garcia.

Ari Thor Arason is a local policeman whose tumultuous past and uneasy relationships with the villagers in an idyllically quiet fishing village in Northern Iceland-where no one locks their doors-continue to haunt him. The peace of this close-knit community is shattered by the murder of a policeman-shot at point-blank range in the dead of night in a deserted house. With a killer on the loose and the dark arctic winter closing in, it falls to Ari Thor to piece together a puzzle that involves tangled local politics, a compromised new mayor, and a psychiatric ward in Reykjavik where someone is being held against their will.

Not Safe After Dark, and Other Stories
by Peter Robinson

Read by Simon Prebble, James Patrick Cronin, Faye Adele, and James Langton.

From the New York Times bestselling author of Sleeping in the Ground comes this brilliantly nuanced short story collection of twenty stories -most never before published in the US, and one of them an Edgar winner - which also features three Inspector Banks tales.

Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell
by David Yaffe

In this intimate biography, composed of dozens of in-person interviews with Joni Mitchell, David Yaffe reveals the backstory behind the famous songs - from her youth on the Canadian prairie, her pre-vaccine bout with polio at age nine, and her early marriage and the child she gave up for adoption, up through the quintessential albums and love affairs, and all the way to the present-and shows us why Mitchell has so enthralled her listeners, her lovers, and her friends.

Star Wars: Canto Bight
by Saladin Ahmed, Mira Grant, Rae Carson, & John Jackson Miller

Read by Sean Kenin, Saskia Maarleveld, Marc Thompson, Jonathan Davis.

Soon to be seen in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Welcome to the casino city of Canto Bight. A place where exotic aliens, captivating creatures, and other would-be high rollers are willing to risk everything to make their fortunes. Set across one fateful evening, these four original novellas explore the deception and danger of the lavish casino city.

Win Bigly
by Scott Adams

Read by the author.

Scott Adams, the world famous comic strip artist of Dilbert and trained hypnotist, recognized Donald Trump's powers of persuasion before nearly anyone else. Now he's expanding his controversial blog posts into a fascinating book about master persuaders like Trump, and how anyone can copy their techniques, for good or for ill.