New Arrivals - Audio Books
"As Hurrican Sandy threatens, an illegal immigrant falls from the sky and NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat's investigation into his death quickly captures the imagination of her boyfriend, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Jameson Rook. When he decides to work the case with Heat as his next big story, Nikki is at first happy to have him ride-along. Yes, she must endure Rook's usual wild conspiracy speculations and adolescent wisecracks, but after reuniting following his recent assignment abroad, she's glad for the entertainment, the chance to bounce ideas, and just to be close to him again and feel the old spark rekindle. But when Rook's inquiry concludes that Detective Heat has arrested the wrong man for the murder, everything changes."--from publisher's description.
Thirty-four-year-old Rebecca Alexander, born with a rare genetic mutation called Usher Syndrome type II, is a psychotherapist, a spin instructor, a volunteer, and an athlete. She is also almost completely blind, with significantly deteriorated hearing. Her memoir is a deeply moving exploration of the obstacles everyone faces - physical, psychological, and philosophical. Rebecca's story is an exquisite reminder to live each day to its fullest. Even though Rebecca inhabits a gradually darkening world, she refuses to let that stop her from living life with joy.
Benny Binion was many things: a cowboy, a pioneering casino owner, a gangster, a killer, and founder of the hugely successful World Series of Poker. Blood Aces tells the story of Binion's crucial role in shaping modern Las Vegas. From a Texas backwater, Binion rose to prominence on a combination of vision, determination, and brutal expediency. His formula was simple: run a good business, cultivate the big boys, kill your enemies, and own the cops. Through a mix of cold-bloodedness, native intelligence, folksiness, and philanthropy, Binion became one of the most revered figures in the history of gambling, and his showmanship, shrewdness, and violence would come to dominate the Vegas scene. Veteran journalist Doug J. Swanson uses once-secret government documents and dogged reporting to show how Binion destroyed his rivals and outsmarted his adversaries--including J. Edgar Hoover. As fast paced as any thriller, Blood Aces tells a story that is unmatched in the annals of American criminal justice, a vital yet untold piece of this country's history.
We all negotiate in every aspect of our lives. Every negotiation, however, is an obstacle course, with a specific set of goals and roadblocks. Understanding the psychology behind decision-making, the role gender plays in the conversation, the overall process and the key strategies that drive successful negotiation is critical. Knowing how to negotiate can help close deals, manage conflict, and strengthen relationships.
In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Thailand-Burma Death Railway in 1943, Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his love affair with his uncle's young wife two years earlier. His life is a daily struggle to save the men under his command from starvation, from cholera, from pitiless beatings--until he receives a letter that will change him forever. Moving deftly from the POW camp to contemporary Australia, from the experiences of Dorrigo and his comrades to those of the Japanese guards, this savagely beautiful novel tells a story of death, love, and family, exploring the many forms of good and evil, war and truth, guilt and transcendence, as one man comes of age and prospers, only to discover all that he has lost.
As Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents Faith Mitchell and Will Trent try to connect two murders to a hit-and-run victim, Atlanta physician Sara Linton becomes more involved in the investigation, an investigation which soon culminates in the hunt for a sadistic serial killer.
On the gleaming banks of the Nile, the brilliant Taita-slave and advisor to the Pharaoh-finds himself at the center of a vortex of passion, intrigue, and danger. His quest to destroy the Hyksos army and form an alliance with Crete takes him on an epic journey up the Nile, through Arabia and the magical city of Babylon, and across the open seas.
A critically important and startling look at the harmful effects of overusing antibiotics from the field's leading expert.
Though they've lived their entire lives less than five blocks from each other, 15-year olds Reuven Malter and Danny Saunders exist in different worlds. Reuven blends into both his secular Jewish faith and his typical American teen life, while Danny's conservative Hasidic clothes and appearance make him stick out. When Danny almost blinds Reuven with a vicious line drive in a tumultuous softball game, the two boys are brought together and develop an improbable friendship.
Dr. Kelly A. Turner, founder of the Radical Remission Project, uncovers nine factors that can lead to a spontaneous remission from cancer. It chronicles people from all walks of life and from all over the world who experienced radical (or unexpected) remission, without the help of conventional medicine or after conventional medicine had failed. This is book for those who are in the midst of receiving conventional cancer treatment, who are looking for other options because that treatment has done all that it can, but who still have hope.
Abandoned by her husband and her two sons who went out to search for him, Gretta Pope must follow her family across the rugged badlands of 1880s Montana.
A collection of all-new and previously published short stories featuring Mercy Thompson.
"Innkeeper and irrepressible sleuth Judith McMonigle Flynn and cousin Renie face off against a cold-blooded killer in a beach community in this delightfully charming Bed-and-Breakfast mystery from USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Mary Daheim.With the holidays gone and Hillside Manor almost empty, Innkeeper Judith McMonigle Flynn has a bad case of the blues. A housesitting stint at her aunt and uncle's retirement home on Whoopee Island with cousin Renie seems like the ideal pick-me-up. Surrounded by retirees in the off-season sounds peaceful and pleasant--or so the duo thinks. But it isn't long before a dead body pops up in their vicinity. Not surprising in an area full of older folks--until they learn it wasn't a bad ticker that did in the victim, but a very sharp knife. With clouds of suspicion hovering over her and Renie, Judith reluctantly begins sleuthing--if only to prove they didn't commit the crime.But what she finds is puzzling. The victim reputedly didn't have an enemy in the world--except for the killer. Digging for clams and answers, the cousins discover that retirement can be deadly--at least among the eclectic, eccentric residents of Obsession Shores"-- Provided by publisher.
Sometimes, justice is a long time coming. That's the case with Julie Wyatt, whose story strikes close to home for the original founder of the Sisterhood, Myra Rutledge, and her best friend--and fellow Sister--Annie. Julie is convinced her greedy daughter-in-law Darlene had something to do with the mysterious circumstances surrounding her son Larry's death.
No stranger to wildlife, Nick Jans had lived in Alaska for nearly thirty years. But when one evening at twilight a lone black wolf ambled into view not far from his doorstep, Nick would finally come to know this mystical species up close as never before.
U.S. Marine Special Operations Team 8222 on assignment to the remote and isolated Taliban stronghold known as Bala Murghab conduct special operations in an effort to break the Taliban?s grip on the Valley. But when two 82nd Airborne Paratroopers tragically drowned in the Bala Murghab River while trying to retrieve vital supplies, the assignment was forever altered as a massive clearing operation was initiated to break the Taliban's stranglehold on the valley and recover the bodies.
A literary debut that evokes one of the most momentous events in history, the birth of printing in medieval Germany. A story of invention, intrigue, and betrayal, rich in atmosphere and historical detail, told through the lives of the three men who made it possible.
"It's one thing to hear a life-changing truth or to have a conceptual grasp on spiritual wisdom. But it's another thing to "walk the walk"--or to put into practice the good advice we've been given. What does it mean to walk the walk in our everyday lives? According to Pema Chödrön, it means being down-to-earth, genuine, and perhaps most importantly, it means engaging in the teachings in order to actively confront anything and everything we've heretofo rejected in our attempts to find happiness." -- Container.
In her youth, Molly couldn't help crushing on Dylan, even though he was with her older sister. When they broke up, he said goodbye to Molly as well. Years later, dumped by her fiance, she waltzes back into his life, grown-up and gorgeous, and stuns him. A guarded Dylan always had a weakness for Molly, so why not whisk her away for some fun? Laughter and kisses are changing Molly's life for good, but when he discovers the secret she's been keeping, she may lose him again. This time forever.
Estranged from Gabriel when his past comes to light, Olivia Taylor-Jones receives a sinister warning in the form of a murder victim dressed to look like her and struggles to learn the truth about the victim, the role of her new home, and her susceptibility to old enemies.
Millions of people visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe's iconic webcomic. His stick-figure drawings about science, technology, language, and love have a large and passionate following. Fans of xkcd ask Munroe a lot of strange questions. What if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90 percent the speed of light? How fast can you hit a speed bump while driving and live? If there was a robot apocalypse, how long would humanity last? In pursuit of answers, Munroe runs computer simulations, pores over stacks of declassified military research memos, solves differential equations, and consults with nuclear reactor operators. His responses are masterpieces of clarity and hilarity, complemented by signature xkcd comics. They often predict the complete annihilation of humankind, or at least a really big explosion. The book features new and never-before-answered questions, along with updated and expanded versions of the most popular answers from the xkcd website. What If? will be required reading for xkcd fans and anyone who loves to ponder the hypothetical.
A book that explores the seemingly magical world of Jackie Onassis' youth, her fairy-tale marriage to a wealthy and handsome senator and presidential candidate and her astonishing transformation into a deft political wife and unique first lady also explores what the author asserts was Jackie's 31-year struggle with PTSD after the assassination of her husband, John F. Kennedy.
"... one fraught, momentous day in the life of Baruch Kotler, a Soviet Jewish dissident who now finds himself a disgraced Israeli politician. When he refuses to back down from a contrary but principled stand regarding the settlements in the West Bank, his political opponents expose his affair with a mistress decades his junior, and the besieged couple escapes to Yalta, the faded Crimean resort of Kotler's youth. There, shockingly, Kotler comes face-to-face with the former friend whose denunciation sent him to the Gulag almost forty years earlier. In a whirling twenty-four hours, Kotler must face the ultimate reckoning, both with those who have betrayed him and with those whom he has betrayed"--From publisher description.
Includes Candy Canes And Cupid; White Hot Christmas; Seven Days Of Christmas; and A Smoky Mountain Christmas.
For Caitlyn, catching the bridal bouquet at a wedding has set off a chain reaction that she's sure is more curse than blessing. Not only has she fallen in love with Noah, but an unexpected pregnancy threatens her well-laid plans for the future. It doesn't help that Noah is completely on board with marriage and happily-ever-after. It will take patience, love and family persuasion to help Caitlyn realize that she can have everything she wants, including a man who understands all of her dreams.