January's Featured New Audiobooks
Adam Bede / George Eliot (BOOKS ON CD) -- Adam Bede is a hardy young carpenter who cares for his aging mother. His one weakness is the woman he loves blindly: the trifling town beauty, Hetty Sorrel, whose only delights are her baubles-and the delusion that the careless Captain Donnithorne may ask for her hand. Betrayed by their innocence, both Adam and Hetty allow their foolish hearts to trap them in a triangle of seduction, murder, and retribution.
Mad about the boy / Helen Fielding (BOOKS ON CD) -- With her hotly anticipated third installment, Bridget Jones: Mad about the boy, Fielding introduces us to a whole new, enticing phase of Bridget's life, set in contemporary London, including the challenges of maintaining sex appeal as the years roll by, and the nightmares of drunken texting, the skinny jean, the disastrous e-mail cc, total lack of Twitter followers, and TVs that need ninety buttons and three remotes to simply turn on.
The men who united the states / Simon Winchester (BOOKS ON CD/973 W) -- How did America become “one nation, indivisible”? What unified a growing number of disparate states into the modern country we recognize today? To answer these questions, Winchester follows in the footsteps of America’s most essential explorers, thinkers, and innovators, such as Lewis and Clark and the leaders of the Great Surveys; the builders of the first transcontinental telegraph and the powerful civil engineer behind the Interstate Highway System. He treks vast swaths of territory, from Pittsburgh to Portland, Rochester to San Francisco, Seattle to Anchorage, introducing the fascinating people who played a pivotal role in creating today’s United States. Throughout, he ponders whether the historic work of uniting the States has succeeded, and to what degree. Featuring 32 illustrations throughout the text, The Men Who United the States is a fresh look at the way in which the most powerful nation on earth came together.
Dying bites / D.D. Barant (BOOKS ON CD/MP3) -- Her job description is the "tracking and apprehension of mentally-fractured killers." What this really means in FBI profiler Jace Valchek's brave new world-one in which only one percent of the population is human-is that a woman's work is never done. And real is getting stranger every day...
The good boy / Theresa Schwegel (BOOKS ON CD) -- Eleven-year-old Joel feels invisible. His parents hardly notice him, unless they're arguing about his 'behavioral problems,' and his older sister, McKenna, has lately disappeared into the strange and frightening world of teenagerdom. About the only friend Joel has left is Butchie, his father's (Officer Pete Murphy) furry 'partner.' Joel and Butchie go on the run after witnessing a shooting.
A cruel and shocking act : the secret history of the Kennedy assassination / Philip Shenon (BOOKS ON CD/973.922 S) -- A groundbreaking, explosive account of the Kennedy assassination that will rewrite the history of the twentieth century's most controversial murder investigation. Based on hundreds of interviews and unprecedented access to the surviving commission staffers and many other key players, Philip Shenon's authoritative, scrupulously researched book will forever change the way people think about the Kennedy assassination and about the deeply flawed investigation that followed.