Featured Audiobooks for December
The forgotten by David Baldacci : BOOKS ON CD -- John Puller investigates the death of his Aunt Betsy. Though her death seems to have been an accident, Puller received a letter from her before her death that may indicate otherwise.
Sweet tooth by Ian McEwan : BOOKS ON CD & BOOKS ON CD (MP3) -- Britain, 1972. Serna Frome, a compulsive reader of novels, is sent on a "secret mission" which brings her into the literary world of Tom Haley, a promising young writer. First she loves his stories, then she begins to love the man. Can she maintain the fiction of her undercover life?
Lady Almina and the real Downton Abbey - the lost legacy of Highclere Castle by The Countess of Carnarvon : BOOKS ON CD/B CARNARVON -- Tells the story behind Highclere Castle, the real-life inspiration and setting for Julian Fellowes's Emmy Award-winning PBS show, and the life of one of its most famous inhabitants, Lady Almina, the 5th Countess of Carnarvon.
The art forger by B. A. Shapiro : BOOKS ON CD -- Making a living reproducing famous artworks for a popular online retailer and desperate to improve her situation, Claire is lured into a Faustian bargain with Aiden Markel, a powerful gallery owner. She agrees to forge a painting, a Degas masterpiece stolen from the Gardner Museum, in exchange for a one-woman show in his renowned gallery. But when that very same long-missing Degas painting is delivered to Claire's studio, she begins to suspect that it may itself be a forgery.
Into the woods - tales from the Hollows and beyond by Kim Harrison : BOOKS ON CD (MP3) -- This collection of short stories features Rachel Morgan, Jenks the pixie, elven tycoon Trent Kalamack, and an unholy host of vampires, demons, shapeshifters, ghosts, and other assorted supernatural beings, both friends and foes. Into the Woods combines original work, including a new Hollows novella, with all of Kim Harrison's previously published short fiction.
A gift of hope - helping the homeless by Danielle Steel : BOOKS ON CD/362.5 S -- Since the devastating loss of her son, Danielle Steel has been dedicated to helping the homeless of San Francisco - taking to the streets herself with a small team of friends to directly provide much needed resources, from food and clothing to bedding and toiletries. Now, the notoriously private author is offering a gift far more enduring - that of her voice, in a heartfelt call for more effective action to aid this vast, tragic population. Here is the eye-opening story of her personal work over more than a decade with the most destitute members of our society, and how it has enriched her life beyond all of her material successes. Inspirational, raw, and deeply moving, A Gift of Hope is not to be missed.
Flight behavior by Barbara Kingsolver : BOOKS ON CD & BOOKS ON CD (MP3) -- After years lived entirely within the confines of one small house, Dellarobia finds her path suddenly opening out and ultimately leading into blunt and confrontational engagement with her family, her church, her town, her continent, and finally the world at large. Over the course of a single winter, her life will become the property of the planet and, perhaps for the first time, securely her own.
Ashes of honor by Seanan McGuire : BOOKS ON CD (MP3) -- It's been almost a year since October "Toby" Daye averted a war, gave up a county, and suffered personal losses that have left her wishing for a good day's sleep. She's tried to focus on her responsibilities, training Quentin, upholding her position as Sylvester's knight, and paying the bills-- but she can't help feeling like her world is crumbling around her, and her increasingly reckless behavior is beginning to worry even her staunchest supporters. To make matters worse Toby's just been asked to find another missing child. It's the changeling daughter of her fellow knight, Etienne, who didn't even know he was a father until the girl went missing.
The happiness advantage - the seven principles of positive psychology that fuel success and performance at work by Shawn Achor : BOOKS ON CD/158.1 A -- Shawn Achor, a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, presents a seven-step guide to achieving true happiness and gratification in the workplace. Here, listeners will discover that happiness is one of the biggest factors in becoming successful and that with Achor's advice, they will easily be able to find that happiness.