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Betting on the Books

I do not consider myself a gambler.  I do not buy lottery tickets, I have never been inside a casino, and I have never visited a race track or betting parlor.  However, there is one bet I will place this Friday when I meet with other librarians who select books for teens.  We bet on which book will be the winner of the Michael L.

January 2015 New Fiction Audiobooks

BCD Anderson
     Vanishing Season
by Jodi Lynn Anderson.  Read by Cassandra Campbell.  6 discs.  6+ hours.

BCD Baldacci
     The Escape
by David Baldacci. Read by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy.  13 discs.  15 hours.

BCD Bezmozgis
     Betrayers
by David Bezmozgis.  Read by Christopher Lane.  6 discs.  6+ hours.

BCD Clare
     The Bane Chronicles
by Cassandra Clare.  Read by various readers.  11 discs.  12+ hours.

BCD Connelly
    The Burning Room
by Michael Connelly.  Read by Titus Welliver.  8 discs.  10 hours.

BCD Dashner
    The Rule of Thoughts
by James Dashner.  Read by Erik Davies.  8 discs.  10 hours.

BCD Day
      Captivated by You
by Sylvia Day.  Read by Jill Redfield and Jeremy York.  10 discs.  12 hours.

December 2014 Nonfiction Audiobooks

BCD B Hancock
     Herbie Hancock: possibilities
by Herbie Hancock with Lisa Dickey.  Read by the author.  10 discs.  12+ hours.

BCD B Joel
     Billy Joel: the definitve biography
by Fred Schruer.  Read by Kirk Thornton.  10 discs.  11+ hours.

BCD B Lear
     Even This I Get to Experienc
e by Norman Lear.  Read by the author.  15 discs.  19 hours.

BCD B Onassis
     Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: the untold story
by Barbara Leaming.  Read by Eliza Foss.  11 discs.  12+ hours.

BCD B Parcells
     Parcells: a football life b
y Bill Parcells and Nunyo Demasio.  Read by Jason Culp.  21 discs.  26 hours.

BCD B Patton
     Killing Patton
by Bill O’Reilly.  Read by the author.   7 discs.  8 hours.

BCD B Rockefeller

November 2014 Fiction and Mystery Audiobooks

BCD  Adler-Olsen
     The Marco Effect
by Jussi Adler-Olsen.  Read by Graeme Malcolm.  12 discs.  15+ hours.

MP3 Barclay
     No Safe House
by Linwood Barclay.  Read by Brian O’Neill and Graham Winton.  One disc.  12+ hours.

BCD Mystery Beaton
     The Blood of an Englishman
by M.C. Beaton.   Read by Alison Larkin.  6 discs.  7 hours.

BCD Burke
     Wayfaring Strange
r by James Lee Burke.  Read by Will Patton. 11 discs.  13 hours.

BCD Carroll
     Warburg in Rome
by James Carroll.  Read by David Doersch.  10 discs.  12+ hours.

BCD Cass
     The Elite
by Kiera Cass.  Read by Amy Rubinate.  7 discs.  7+ hours.

BCD Clark
     The Competition
by Marcia Clark.  Read by January LaVoy.  11 discs. 1 3+ hours.

Not Just for Teens

Recently teen books have become very popular with adult readers.  Many people enjoyed reading The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne.  As the Teen Librarian, most of my personal reading is in the teen book area.  I still read an occasional “Adult “ title and enjoy a wide range of adult authors.  However, I find that many “teen” books are fun and exciting to read with complex ideas, plots and relevancy.   The following are some of my personal favorites.

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly [ separared by centuries, a teen tries to cope with the tragic deaths of two young boys]

Cover image for Revolution

October 2014 Fiction and Mystery Audiobooks

BCD Cain
     One Kick
by Chelsea Cain.  Read by Heather Lind.  8 discs.  9+ hours.

BCD Child
     Persona
l by Lee Child. Read by Dick Hill.  10 discs.  13 hours.

BCD Coulter
     The Lost Key
by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Elllison.  Read by Renee Raudman. 11 discs.  12+ hours.

BCD Cussler
     The Eye of Heaven
by Clive Cussler.  Read by Scott Brick.  9 discs.  11 hours.

BCD Dewoskin
     Blind
by Rachel Dewoskin. Read by Annalie Gernert.  9 discs.  10+ hours.

BCD Ellroy
    Perfidia
by James Ellroy.  Read by Craig Wasson.  22 discs.  28 hours.

BCD French
     The Secret Place
by Tana French.  Read by Stephen Hogan and Lara Hutchinson.  16 discs.  20 hours.

BCD Gaffney

Fiction Audiobooks September 2014

BCD Addison
      The Garden of Burning Sand
by Corban Addison.  Read by Robin Miles.  12 discs.  12+ hours.

BCD Bertino
     2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajamas
by Marie Helene Bertino.  Read by Angela Goethals.  6 discs.  7+ hours.

BCD Bloom
     Lucky Us
by Amy Bloom.  Read by Alicyn Packard.  6 discs.  7+ hours.

BCD Bohjalian
     Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands
by Chris Bohjalian.  Read by Grace Blewer.  7 discs.  8+ hours.

BCD Brooks
      The High Druid’s Blade: the defenders of Shannara
by Terry Brooks.  Read by Simon Vance.  9 discs.  10+ hours.

BCD Brown
     Mean Streak
by Sandra Brown.  Read by Jonathan Davis.  10 discs.  12 hours.

BCD Coelho

Battle of the Books Team 2014

Our team members are [top row] Sandra Charalel, Ally Eisenberg, Priyanka Ramanathan, Karen Zollinger, Nicholas Procino and Mary Phillips (coach), [bottom row] Vicki Cheung, John Walters, and Grace Singleton.

NonFiction Audiobooks September 2014

BCD B Clinton
     Hard Choices
by Hillary Rodham Clinton.  Read by Kathleen Chalfant and the author.  21 discs.  26 hours.

BCD B Philby
     A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the great betrayal
by Ben Macintyre.  Read by John Lee.  9 discs.  11 hours.

BCD B Salinger
     J.D. Salinger: the escape artist
by Thomas Beller.  Read by Grover Gardner.  5 discs.  5+ hours.

BCD 155.9 Sharp
      The Emotional Calendar: understanding seasonal influences and milestones to become happier, more fulfilled, and in
control of your life by John R. Sharp. M.D.  Read by Arthur Morey.  7 discs.  8 hours.

BCD 306.209 Stein
     American Panic: a history of who scares us and why
by Mark Stein.  Read by David Drummond.  8 discs.  10 hours.

MP3 320.1 Mickl

Teen Summer Reading Club Update

 

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