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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

March Fiction Audiobooks

BCD Ahern

   Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern.  Read by Ali Coffey.  7 discs.  8+ hours.
     “Sixteen-year-old Tamara Goodwin's life is upended when her wealthy father commits suicide after realizing he can't pay his debts. Tamara and her devastated mother are forced to move from a Dublin suburb to the countryside to live with Tamara's aunt and uncle… Tamara comes across a book in the library that captures her attention. Its pages are initially blank, then they start to fill with Tamara's own thoughts from the following day. Realizing she is able to not only read the future but change it, Tamara uses the diary to unravel the mystery at work in her new home.
A veritable modern-day Gothic.” 
     Booklist 12/1/10

Not Just for Teens

Most adult readers regard "teen" literature as something to be avoided, since they are "children's" books.  I once had a customer  request a particular book she had seen in Barnes & Noble.  She was really excited about reading it, however when I said that the book was in the Teen Room, she quickly said she didn't want it.  I couldn't persuade her to change her mind.  Many teens, especially Clarkstown teens, can and do read on an adult level.  Teen books usually indicate that the marketing department of a publishing house thinks the book will sell more copies if it is marketed to teens.  In the past several years, I've seen some teen books become wildly popular with the general public, such as The Book Thief by Markus Zusak or The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne and all the books by Stephenie Meyer. 

 

Fiction Audiobooks February 2011

BCD Baldacci
     Hell’s Corne
r by David Baldacci.  Read by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy.  12 discs.  14+ hours.

BCD Cussler
     Crescent Dawn
by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler.  Read by Scott Brick.  12 discs.  14+ hours.

BCD Davidson
     Me, Myself, and Why: a modern threesome
by MaryJanice Davidson.  Read by Renee Raudman.  6 discs.  7 hours.

February Fiction Audiobooks

BCD Baldacci

December Fiction Audiobooks

BCD Anderson
     Forge
by Laurie Halse Anderson.  Read by Tim Cain.  7 discs.  7+ hours.

BCD Auster
     Sunset Park
by Paul Auster.  Read by the author.  7 discs.  8+ hours.

BCD Baldacci
     Hell’s Corner
by David Baldacci.  Read by Ron McLarty & Orlagh Cassidy: featuring a conversation between Ron McLarty and the author.  12 discs.  14 hours.

BCD Science Fiction Bear
     Hull Zero Three
by Greg Bear.  Read by Dan John Miller.  7 discs.  8+ hours.

BCD Berry
     The Emperor’s Tomb
by Steve Berry.  Read by Scott Brick.  12 discs.  14 hours.

December Nonfiction Audiobooks

BCD B Adams
     First Family: Abigail and John Adams
by Joseph J. Ellis.  Read by Kimberly Farr.  9 discs.  10+ hours.

BCD  B Bush
     Decision Points
by George W. Bush.  Read by the author.  16 discs.  18+ hours.

BCD B Jolie
      Angelina: an unauthorized biography
by Andrew Morton.  Read by Bronson Pinchot.  10 discs.  12 hours.

December Fiction Audiobooks

BCD Blum
     The Stormchasers
by Jenna Blum.  Read by Celete Ciulla.  12 discs.  13+ hours.

BCD Bradford
     Playing the Game
by Barbara Taylor Bradford.  Read by Catherine Harvey. 10 discs.  12 hours.

BCD Brewer
     Eighth Grade Bites
by Heather Brewer.  Read by Kevin Pariseau.  4 discs.  4+ hours.

BCD Brewer
     Ninth Grade Slays
by Heather Brewer.  Read by Kevin Pariseau.  6 discs.  7+ hours.

BCD Cannell
     The Prostitutes’ Ball
by Stephen J. Cannell.  Read by Scott Brick.  7 discs.  7+ hours.

BCD Cather
     O Pioneers!
by Willa Cather.  Read by Kate Reading.  5 discs.  6 hours.

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