Audio Book Display in the Library
We have had a great selection of new audio books arrive in the library recently. You can see a lot of them on display this week, here’s a few more to look out for…
Me before you [sound recording (audio book)]
By: Moyes, Jojo, 1969- author.
“The ‘New York Times’ bestseller, also a major motion picture. They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . . . Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life — steady boyfriend, close family, who has never been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel and now he s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living. ‘A Love Story’ for this generation, ‘Me Before You’ brings to life two people who couldn t have less in common a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?” (Library Catalogue)
Tom Clancy duty and honor [sound recording (audio book)]
By: Blackwood, Grant, author.
“Even though he s on forced leave from the clandestine intelligence group known as The Campus, Jack Ryan, Jr., still finds himself caught in the crosshairs after an attempt on his life is thwarted when he turns the tables on his would-be dispatcher. Convinced that the attack is linked to his recent covert actions with the convalescing Iranian national Ysabel Kashini, Jack sets out to find out who wants him dead, and why. Using clues found on the now dead assassin, Jack pursues the investigation, following a growing trail of corpses to the European Union s premier private security firm, Rostock Security Group, and its founder, Jurgen Rostock a former general in the German Special Forces Command. Rostock is world-renowned as a philanthropist and human rights advocate. But Jack knows him from a Campus mission revolving around a company linked to RSG a mission that has put him on Rostock s lethal radar. Without any Campus resources, Jack launches his own shadow campaign to uncover the truth about Rostock and a long-running false-flag war of terror that has claimed thousands of lives. Yet all of that bloodshed is but a precursor to a coming catastrophic event that will solidify Rostock s place among the global powers. An event that Jack must stop at any cost. ” (Library Catalogue)
The story of Alice : Lewis Carroll and the secret history of Wonderland [sound recording (audio book)]
By: Douglas-Fairhurst, Robert, author.
“Following his acclaimed biography of Dickens, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst illuminates the tangled history of two lives and two books. Drawing on numerous unpublished sources, he examines in detail the peculiar friendship between the Oxford mathematician Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) and Alice Liddell, the child for whom he invented the Alice stories, and analyzes how this relationship stirred Carroll’s imagination and influenced the creation of Wonderland. The Story of Alice reveals Carroll as both an innovator and a stodgy traditionalist, entrenched in habits and routines. He had a keen double interest in keeping things moving and keeping them just as they are. (In Looking-Glass Land, Alice must run faster and faster just to stay in one place.) Tracing the development of the Alice books from their inception in 1862 to Liddell’s death in 1934, Douglas-Fairhurst also provides a keyhole through which to observe a larger, shifting cultural landscape: the birth of photography, changing definitions of childhood, murky questions about sex and sexuality, and the relationship between Carroll’s books and other works of Victorian literature.” (Library Catalogue)
The girl from Summer Hill
By: Deveraux, Jude, author.
“The first novel of ‘New York Times’ bestselling author Jude Deveraux’s breathtaking new series set in Summer Hill, a small town where love takes center stage against the backdrop of Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice.’ “Enter Elizaberth Bennett”: Chef Casey Reddick has had it up to here with men. When she arrives in the charming town of Summer Hill, Virginia, she leaves behind a demanding boss at a famous D.C. restaurant and a breakup with a boyfriend jealous of her success. Some peace and quiet on the picturesque Tattwell plantation is just what she needs to start fresh. But the tranquility is broken one misty morning when she sees a gorgeous naked man on the porch of her cottage. “Enter Mr. Darcy”: What Tate Landers, Hollywood heartthrob, doesn’t need is a woman spying on him from his guyest cottage. Mistaking Casey for a reporter, Tate tries to run her out of her own house. His anger, which looks so good on the screen, makes a very bad first impression on Casey. Hollywood he may be, but he’s no sweetheart to Casey – and she lets him know it! “The plots thickens”: Spars fly – literally – when Casey is recruited to play Elizabeth Bennett opposite Tate’s Mr. Darcy in a stage adaptation of ‘Pride and prejudice.’ As they spar on and off stage, Casey begins to think she’s been to quick to judge. Tate is more down-to-earth than Casey expected. But then Tate’s handsome ex-brother-in-law tells Casey some horrifying stories about Tate. She is upset and confused as she tries to figure out who and what to believe. As she finds herself falling for Tate, Casey needs to know: Is the intense, undeniable chemistry between them real, or is this just a performance that ends when the curtain falls?” (Library Catalogue)
Widowmaker : a novel [sound recording (audio book)]
By: Doiron, Paul, author.
“When a mysterious woman in distress appears outside his home, Mike Bowditch has no clue she is about to blow his world apart. Amber Langstrom is beautiful, damaged, and hiding a secret with a link to his past.. She claims her son Adam is a wrongfully convicted sex offender who has vanished from a brutal work camp in the high timber around the Widowmaker Ski Resort. She also claims that Adam Langstrom is the illegitimate son of Jack Bowditch, Mike’s dead and diabolical father. He is the half-brother Mike never knew he had. After trying so hard to put his troubled past behind him, Mike is reluctant to revisit the wild country of his childhood and again confront his father’s history of violence. But Amber’s desperation and his own need to know the truth make it hard for him to refuse her pleas for help. In search of answers, Bowditch travels through a mountainous wilderness to a place hidden from the rest of the world, where the military guards a top-secret interrogation base, sexual predators live together in a backwoods colony, and self-styled vigilantes are willing to murder anyone they consider their enemies. Mike Bowditch must exorcise the demons of the past before the real-life demons of the present kill him first.” (Library Catalogue)
Thames : sacred river [sound recording (audio book)]
By: Ackroyd, Peter, 1949-
“The Thames has been a highway, a frontier and an attack route; it has been a playground and a sewer, a source of water and a source of power. Every stretch has its own character, atmosphere and stories. Idealised images of English life – thatched cottages, village greens and hedged fields – were born from the landscape of the Thames. ‘Thames: sacred river’ explores the river from source to sea – from flora and fauna, hauntings and suicides to paintings and photographs it has inspired. Peter Ackroyd, bestselling author of ‘London: the biography’, tells the story of the river and the people who have lived on and by it over the centuries, uncovering fascinating and sometime surprising facts and details as he delves into the river’s geology, history, trade, weather and architecture as well as its people, literature, landscapes , mythology and magic.” (Library Catalogue)