Fall's New Audiobooks
Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon (Books on CD & Books on CD MP3) -- An intimate epic, a NorCal Middlemarch set to the funky beat of classic vinyl soul-jazz and pulsing with a virtuosic, pyrotechnical style all its own, Telegraph Avenue is the great American novel we've been waiting for. Generous, imaginative, funny, moving, thrilling, humane, triumphant, it is Michael Chabon's most dazzling book yet.
The hare with amber eyes : a family's century of art and loss (Books on CD / 709.4 D) --
Traces the parallel stories of nineteenth-century art patron Charles Ephrussi and his unique collection of 360 miniature netsuke Japanese ivory carvings, documenting Ephrussi's relationship with Marcel Proust and the impact of the Holocaust on his cosmopolitan family.
Winter of the world by Ken Follett (Books on CD) -- Picks up right where Fall of Giants left off, as its five interrelated families—American, German, Russian, English, Welsh—enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, up to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs.
The map of lost memories by Kim Fay (Books on CD) -- In 1925, when Irene Plum is passed over for the coveted curator position at a renowned museum, she is not ready to accept defeat. She is given a rare map believed to lead to an invaluable set of copper scrolls in Cambodia and sets off to find them. She encounters a communist temple robber, a dashing nightclub owner, and more on a journey that will not only change history but solve the mystery of her own life and those of her companions.
Top of the rock : the rise and fall of must see TV (Books on CD / 791.45 L) -- From 1993 through 1998, NBC exploded every conventional notion of what a broadcast network could accomplish with the greatest prime-time line-up in television history. Here is the funny, splashy, irresistible insiders' account of the greatest era in television history -- told by the actors, writers, directors, producers, and the network executives who made it happen ... and watched it all fall apart.
A wanted man : a Jack Reacher novel by Lee Child (Books on CD) -- All Reacher wanted was a ride to Virginia. All he did was stick out his thumb. But he soon discovers he has hitched more than a ride. He has tied himself to a massive conspiracy that makes him a threat to both sides at once.
Last to die by Tess Gerritsen (Books on CD) -- While visiting Julian "Rat" Perkins, the 16-year-old boy with whom she survived a terrible ordeal, Maura Isles is startled to learn that all the students at Evensong are survivors of violence. Isolated in the Maine wilderness, the boarding school teaches its students the science and investigative skills needed for a high-level crimefighting career. Meanwhile in Boston, Detective Jane Rizzoli investigates the murder of Teddy Clock's foster family, a slaughter that only Teddy survived. When Teddy is also threatened, Rizzoli hides him at Evensong. But she and Maura discover that even the secluded school cannot shut out a gathering threat, and that the key to the murders is within its gates.
Tiger's claw by Dale Brown (Books on CD) -- Set in the near future, Tiger’s Claw imagines a scenario in which tensions escalate between an economically powerful China and a United States weakened by a massive economic downfall, bringing the two superpowers to the brink of total destruction. Brown’s popular protagonist, retired Air Force lieutenant-general Patrick McLanahan (of A Time for Patriots, Rogue Forces, and other Brown bestsellers), is back and preparing for the impending apocalyptic clash of men and military technology.
Knocking on heaven's door : how physics and scientific thinking illuminate the universe and the modern world (Books on CD / 500 R) -- Lisa Randall, the bestselling author of Warped Passages and one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World, presents an exhilarating overview of the latest ideas in physics and offers a rousing defense of the role of science in our lives.