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So Many Ways to Listen

This past month, we have added MP3 compatible CDs to our audio book collection.  These disks will play in any MP3 disk player and in any late model car disk player.  One major advantage is that most books will just have one disk and the lengthy books will usually have just two disks.  No more fumbling with changing disks in the middle of a book.  For those of you who listen in the car, no more temptation to change disks at that stop light on New Hempstead and look up to find the light has turned green and everyone is honking at you.  Some of our new titles include:

       1) The Burning Land by Bernard Cornwell                                       

Mystery Audiobooks October 2010

CD Mystery Christie
     At Bertram’s Hotel
by Agatha Christie.  Read by Rosemary Leach.  7 discs.  7+ hours.

BCD Mystery Christie
     Elephants Can Remember
by Agatha Christie.  Read by John Moffatt.  6 discs.  6+ hours.
     “Mystery writer Ariadne Oliver calls upon old friend Hercule Poirot to help unravel the mystery behind the apparent double suicide of General and Lady Ravenscroft fifteen years earlier. In such a cold case, the two must rely on the memories of “elephants,” those older people who were around at the time, who recall events relating to the tragedy. John Moffatt’s narration is charming. Poirot’s Belgian accent and the variety of accents identifying British social classes are utterly believable. Moffatt’s sense of timing exactly captures the period, and no bon mot is left to chance. .., even Agatha Christie’s lesser works are entertaining, and Moffatt’s performance makes this one well worth a listen.”
     AudioFile 6/04-7/04

Fiction October 2010

CD Anglada
     The Violin of Auschwitz
by Maria Angels Anglada: translated from the Catalan by Martha Tennent.  Read by David Colacci.  3 discs.  3 hours.

BCD Science Fiction Bova
     The Return
by Ben Bova.  Read by Stefan Rudnicki.  10 discs.  11+ hours.

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

BCD Cook
     Cure
by Robin Cook.  Read by George Guidall.  9 discs.  11+ hours.

BCD Cussler
    Lost Empire
by Clive Cussler and Grant Blackwood.  Read by Scott Brick.  10 discs.  11+ hours.

BCD  Rosnay
     A Secret Kept
by Tatiana de Rosnay.  Read by Simon Vance.  7 discs.  9 hours.

BCD Dickey
     Tempted
by Trouble by Eric Jerome Dickey.  Read by Dion Graham.  8 discs.  10 hours.

New City Champions --- Battle of the Books

In a contest between 10 libraries, our teens came in second place in The Battle of the Books at the beautiful new Warwick Library on Sunday, September 12.

September Nonfiction Audiobooks

 

BCD B Luce

    The Publisher: Henry Luce and his American Century by Alan Brinkley. Read by Sean runnette.  17 discs.  22 hours.

BCD B Moore

    The Other Wes Moore: one name, two fates by Wes Moore. Read by the author. 5 discs. 6 hours.

"This is a fascinating book about two young men from Baltimore with the same name. One, the author, became a Rhodes Scholar while the other landed in jail. It’s as much a meditation on circumstance and luck as it is a commentary on how successful our society is in managing those who are on the precipice, both socially and economically." AudioFile 6/2010 

BCD B Obama

   The Bridge: the life and rise of Barack Obama by David Remnick. Read by Mark Deakins. 20 discs. 20 hours.

BCD B Winfrey

   Oprah: a biography by Kitty Kelley. Read by the author. 16 discs. 20 hours.

September Fiction Audiobooks

BCD Bender

     The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender. Read by the author. 7 discs. 8+ hours.

BCD Brown

     Tough Customer by Sandra Brown. Read by Victor Slezak. 12 discs. 13+ hours.  

BCD Butcher

     Dead Beat by Jim Butcher. Read by James Marsters. 12 discs. 15 hours. 

BCD Carey

     Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey.  Read by Humphrey Bower. 14 discs. 17 hours.

BCD Carter

     Cross my Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter. Read by Renee Raudman. 6 discs. 7 hours. 

BCD Carter

     Don’t Judge a Girl by Her Cover by Ally Carter. Read by Renee Raudman. 6 discs. 7 hours.

BCD Carter

Fiction Audiobooks for August 2010

BCD Adams

Watership Downby Richard Adams. Read by Ralph Cosham. 13 discs. 16 hours.

BCD Adler

It All Began in Monte Carlo by Elizabeth Adler. Read by Susan Boyce. 9 discs. 11+ hours.

BCD Beck

The Overton Window by Glenn Beck. Read by James Daniels. 7 discs. 9 hours.

 BCD Brown

This is Where We Live by Janelle Brown. Read by Erik Davies & Phoebe Zimmermann. 11 discs. 13+ hours.

BCD Burke

Glass Rainbow by James Lee Burke. Read by Will Patton. 14 discs. 16+ hours.

BCD Cabot

Insatiable by Meg Cabot. Read by Emily Bauer. 14 discs. 16+ hours.    

BCD Castillo

Pray for Silence by Linda Castillo. Read by Kathleen McInerney. 9 discs. 11+ hours.

BCD DeMille

The Lion by Nelson DeMille. Read by Scott Brick. 14 discs. 15+ hours.

July Fiction Audiobooks

BCD Bachman
     The Long Walk
by Stephen King writing as Richard Bachman.  Read by Kirby Heyborne.  9 discs.  11 hours.

BCD Science Fiction Bacigalupi
     The Windup Girl
by Paolo Bacigalupi.  Read by Jonathan Davis.  16 discs.  19+ hours.

BCD Black
     White Cat
by Holly Black.  Read by Jesse Eisenberg.  6 discs.  6+ hours.

BCD Brashares
    My Name is Memory
by Ann Brashares.  Read by Kathe Mazur and Lincoln Hoppe.  9 discs.  11 hours.

BCD Brown
     Executive Intent
by Dale Brown.  Read by William Dufris.  10 discs.  12 hours

BCD Butcher
     Changes
by Jim Butcher.  Read by James Marsters.  13 discs.  16 hours.

BCD Caletti
     Honey, Baby, Sweetheart
by Deb Caletti.  Read by Amanda Ronconi.  7 discs.  7+ hours.

June is Audiobook Month

 

We have a limited number of free copies of AudioFile Magazine at the Adult Reference Desk in celebration of "Audiobook Month."  Please ask the librarian for a copy.   This unique magazine reviews unabridged and abridged audiobooks, original audio programs, commentary and dramatizations in the spoken-word format.  Their focus is the audio presentation, not critique of the written material. 

June Fiction Audiobooks

BCD Bachman

    The Long Walk / Stephen King writing as Richard Bachman. Read by Kirby Heyborne. 9 discs. 11 hours.

 BCD Baldacci

      Deliver us from Evil  by David Baldacci.  Read by Ron McLarty. 12 discs. 14 hours.

BCD Black

     Elegy for April by Benjamin Black. Read by Timothy Dalton. 8 discs. 9+ hours.

       "set in 1950s Dublin (after The Silver Swan) finds pathologist Garret Quirke fresh from a stint in alcohol rehab. Quirke reluctantly agrees to help his daughter, Phoebe Griffin, with whom he has a tenuous relationship, find her missing best friend, April Latimer, a junior doctor at a local hospital. Quirke soon finds that members of the powerful Latimer family have all but disowned April, and yet he's sure they know more than they're letting on."Publishers Weekly 2/22/2010 

 BCD Child  

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