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Fiction for October

BCD Abramson
     Unsaid
by Neil Abramson.  Read by Angela Brazil.  9 discs.  11+ hours.
   “Abramson explores the interconnecting relationships between animals and people, as well as the sensitive topic of scientific animal testing. ..Thirty-seven-year-old lawyer David Colden is reeling from the death of his veterinarian wife, Helena, when he is approached by one of her colleagues, Jaycee, who worked with Helena teaching Cindy, a chimpanzee, to use American Sign Language. The funding for the chimpanzee project is about to come to a halt, and Jaycee initially wants David to obtain a court order so Cindy isn't used in scientific experiments. ..will resonate with animal lovers.”
     Publishers Weekly 5/9/11

Mystery Audiobooks for October

CD Mystery Brandman
     Robert B. Parker’s Killing the Blues
by Michael Brandman.  Read by James Naughton.  4 discs.  4+ hours.

BCD Mystery Brown
     Hiss of Death
by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown.  Read by Kate Forbes.  6 discs.  7+ hours.

BCD Mystery Clark
     Mobbed
by Carol Higgins Clark.  Read by Michele Pawk.  5 discs.  6+ hours.

BCD Mystery Clark
     I’ll Walk Alone
by Mary Higgins Clark.  Read by Jan Maxwell.  8 discs.  9+ hours.

BCD Mystery Davidson
     Crunch Tim
e by Diane Mott Davidson.  Read by Barbara Rosenblat.  13 discs.  16+ hours.

September Fiction Audiobooks

BCD Abbott
     Adrenaline
by Jeff Abbott.  Read by Kevin T. Collins.  12 discs.  14+ hours.

BCD Benjamin
     The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb
by Melanie Benjamin.  Read by Kim Mae Guest.  12 discs.  14+ hours.

BCD Butcher
     Ghost Story
by Jim Butcher.  Read by John Glover.  15 discs.  18 hours.

BCD Carter
     Uncommon Criminals
by Ally Carter.  Read by Angela Dawe.  6 discs.  6+ hours.

BCD Castillo
     Breaking Silence
by Linda Castillo.  Read by Kathleen McInerney.  8 discs.  9+ hours.

BCD Close
     Girls in White Dresses
by Jennifer Close.  Read by Emily Janice Card.  7 discs.  8+ hours.

BCD Delinsky
     Escape
by Barbara Delinsky.  Read by Cassandra Campbell.  10 discs.  13 hours.

New City Takes First Place

 

In a tense competition, New City Library took first place in the Ramapo Catskill Library System's Battle of the Books.  With over 100 spectators cheering on their teams at the Haverstraw Library, our teens won by an 8-7 victory over Livingston Manor.  The very last question clinched the championship.  Members of our Book Battle group include from left to right: Susan Zollinger, Alex Borovoy, Shawna McKivergan, Chanda Bhandal, Rathna Ramanathan, Rachel Borovaya, Marie Yatsky, and in front Nicholas Procino and Ben Eisenberg.  Our team displayed their extensive knowledge of the eight titles selected this year. 

August Fiction Audiobooks

BCD Abbott
     The End of Everything
by Megan Abbott.  Read by Emily Bauer.  6 discs.  6+ hours.
     “Thirteen-year-old Lizzie Hood is the last person to see her best friend, Evie, before she disappears. They've been inseparable for years, and Lizzie knows everything about her-or does she? Lizzie knows enough to pursue clues the police dismiss, but in all her reflections there are flashes of darker moments and unsettling questions. Her narration is full of quick glimpses of another story, just there on the edges, that create layers of suspense.”
     Library Journal 6/1/11

BCD Adler
     From Barcelona with Love
by Elizabeth Adler.  Read by Carrington MacDuffie.  9 discs.  10+ hours.

BCD Deaver
     Carte Blanche
by Jeffery Deaver.   Read by Toby Stephens.  11 discs.  12+ hours.

BCD Duncan
     The Last Werewolf
by Glen Duncan.  Read by Robin Sachs.  9 discs.  10+ hours.

NonFiction Audiobooks for July

BCD B Abdullah
     Our Last Best Chance: the pursuit of peace in a time of peril
by King Abdullah II.  Read by Nadim Sawalha.  12 discs.  14+ hours.

BCD B Arkin
     An Improvised Life
by Alan Arkin.  Read by the author.  4 discs.  4+ hours.

BCD B Baxter
     Untied: a memoir of family, fame, and floundering
by Meredith Baxter.   Read by the author.  7 discs.  8 hours.

BCD B Fey
    Bossypants
by Tina Fey.  Read by the author.  5 discs.  5+ hours.

June Fiction Audiobooks

BCD Baldacci
     The Sixth Man
by David Baldacci.  Read by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy.  12 discs.  12+ hours.

BCD Science Fiction Bear
     Halo. Cryptum
by Greg Bear.  Read by Holter Graham with an introduction by the author.  7 discs.  9 hours.

BCD Berry
     The Jefferson Key
by Steve Berry.  Read by Scott Brick.  11 discs.  13+ hours.

BCD Black
     Red Glove
by Holly Black.  Read by Jesse Eisenberg.  6 discs.  7 hours.

BCD Brooks
     Caleb’s Crossing
by Geraldine Brooks.  Read by Jennifer Ehle.   10 discs.  12 hours.

BCD Brown
     A Time for Patriots
by Dale Brown.  Read by William Dufris.  11 discs.  13 hours.

BCD Clare
     City of Fallen Angels
by Cassandra Clare.  13 discs.  15 hours.  Read by Ed Westwick and Molly C. Quinn.

June Mystery Audiobooks

BCD Mystery Aird
     Past Tense
by Catherine Aird.  Read by Ric Jerrom.  6 discs.  7+ hours.
     “English Detective Inspector Sloan and the bumbling Detective Constable Crosby investigate a series of cases that end up being connected. These include a break-in at a nursing home where nothing appears to have been stolen, the death of a young woman whose body was found in a river by a fisherman, a desecrated grave, and some missing jewelry, all of which seem to connect to the natural death of Josephine Short, who resided in the nursing home until her recent demise…  A solid British procedural”
     Booklist

Fiction Audiobooks May 2011

BCD Allen
     The Peach Keeper
by Sarah Addison Allen.  Read by Karen White.  6 discs.  6+ hours.

BCD Atkinson
     Started Early, Took My Dog
by Kate Atkinson.  Read by Graeme Malcolm.  11 discs.  12+ hours.
     “…brilliant series featuring semi-retired detective Jackson Brodie. Feeling his age, Jackson is touring the ruined abbeys of northern England, a sucker for great landscapes and the poetry of Emily Dickinson (from which the novel's title is taken). He's also trying to track down the biological parents of a woman who was adopted as a child.”
     Booklist 1/1/2011

BCD Auel
     The Land of Painted Caves
by Jean M. Auel.  Read by Sandra Burr.  29 discs.  35 hours.

BCD Berenson
    The Secret Soldier
by Alex Berenson.  Read by George Guidall.  9 discs.  11+ hours.

BCD Billingsley

April Mystery Audiobooks

BCD Mystery Beaton
      Busy Body: an Agatha Raisin mystery
by M.C. Beaton.  Read by Penelope Keith.  6 discs.  6+ hours.

BCD Mystery Bradley
     A Red Herring Without Mustard
by Alan Bradley, Read by Jane Entwistle.  9 discs.  10+ hours.

BCD Mystery Christie
     Endless Night
by Agatha Christie.  Read by Hugh Fraser.  5 discs.  6 hours.

BCD Mystery Christie
     The Hound of Death: and other stories
by Agatha Christie.  Read by Christopher Lee.  6 discs.  7+ hours.

BCD Mystery Christie
     The Man in the Brown Suit
by Agatha Christie.  Read by Emilia Fox.  7 discs.  8+ hours.

BCD Mystery Christie
     Postern of Fate
by Agatha Christie.  Read by Bill Wallis.  6 discs.  7+ hours.

BCD Mystery Christie

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