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Audiobooks March 2014
"Nobody dreams of living in Luxembourg."
~ from Chris Pavone's The Expats
New and Recently Released!
Ripper - by Isabel Allende
Publisher: Harperaudio
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 01/28/2014
Share Ripper ISBN-13: 9780062311016
ISBN-10: 0062311018
Mystery. Seventeen-year-old Amanda Martín has developed an obsession with Ripper, an online role-playing game in which players from all over the world attempt to solve real-life crimes -- most recently, a series of grisly murders in Amanda's native San Francisco. However, when her mother disappears, the game takes on a chilling new dimension. With the help of her eccentric relatives and her fellow Internet sleuths, Amanda must piece together the clues, find the killer, and save her mom. Author Isabel Allende's first foray into crime fiction provides "great entertainment" (Library Journal) for fans of quirky amateur detectives and intriguing mysteries.
Andrew's Brain: A Novel - by E.L. Doctorow
Publisher: Random House
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 01/14/2014
Share Andrew ISBN-13: 9780804127752
ISBN-10: 0804127751
Fiction. Best known for his atmospheric, expansive historical fiction, author E.L. Doctorow presents an intimate portrait of Andrew, a cognitive neuroscientist with a very complicated personal life. Narrated by Andrew, who presents his story in the form of a confession to an unknown, anonymous third party, this spare, reflective tale examines the relationship between truth and fiction while raising questions about the reliability of memory.
An Officer and A Spy - by Robert Harris
Publisher: Random House
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 01/28/2014
Share An Officer and A Spy ISBN-13: 9780804165679
ISBN-10: 080416567X
Historical Thriller. Paris, 1895: Captain Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish army officer, is convicted of treason, stripped of his rank, and sentenced to a lifetime of hard labor on Devil's Island, French Guiana. Ordered to investigate the case on behalf of the military's new counter-espionage force, Colonel Georges Picquart uncovers evidence of anti-Semitism as well as a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels of the government. Inspired by the events of the Dreyfus Affair, a real-life political scandal that engulfed Europe in the late 19th century, this gripping tale brings history to life.
Somerset - by Leila Meacham
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/04/2014
Share Somerset ISBN-13: 9781478926344
ISBN-10: 1478926341
Historical Fiction. In this prequel to the bestselling Roses saga, which begins in 1835, author Leila Meacham introduces the founding families of Howbutker, Texas: the Tolivers, the Warwicks, and the DuMonts. Opening with the ambitious pioneers who heed the call of Manifest Destiny and head westward to make their fortunes, Somerset follows the constantly intertwining lives of their descendants over several generations in this sweeping, dramatic tale of love and loss set in the antebellum American South.
Spy Stories
A Delicate Truth: A Novel - by John le Carr√©
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 05/07/2013
Share A Delicate Truth%3a A Novel ISBN-13: 9781611761757
ISBN-10: 1611761751
Spy Fiction. "War's gone corporate." This is what mid-level British civil servant "Paul Anderson" learns soon after he receives his alias and his assignment: a counter-terrorism operation code-named Wildfire. As part of a multi-national team of agents, Paul must help capture a prominent arms dealer. However, with all of the secrecy surrounding the mission, even high-ranking government officials are in the dark regarding what actually happens...until a disgraced soldier reveals information that casts doubt on the actions of everyone involved. Fifty years after his breakout success, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, author John le Carré continues to deliver his signature style of taut, intricately plotted espionage fiction.
Red Sparrow: A Novel - by Jason Matthews
Publisher: Audioworks
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 06/04/2013
Share Red Sparrow%3a A Novel ISBN-13: 9781442365520
ISBN-10: 1442365528
Spy Fiction. Once a ballerina, now a covert operative as adept at seduction as she is at spying, Dominika Egorova sets her sights on CIA agent Nathaniel "Nate" Nash, recently reassigned to Helsinki after nearly compromising a valuable Russian mole. As Dominika and Nate strive to keep their own secrets while learning each others, their growing attraction adds an additional level of risk to an already dangerous cat-and-mouse game. This debut by former CIA officer Jason Matthews combines a fast-paced plot full of twists and turns, sympathetic characters, and authentic details of spycraft.
The Expats - by Chris Pavone
Publisher: Books on Tape
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 03/06/2012
Share The Expats ISBN-13: 9780307990310
ISBN-10: 0307990311
Spy Fiction. When her husband Dexter is offered a job in Luxembourg, undercover CIA operative Kate Moore decides to get out of the spy game and reinvent herself as a stay-at-home wife and mother. The only problem? She's never told Dexter the truth about what she does for a living -- which is why she hesitates to speak up when her husband starts acting suspiciously. Meanwhile, Kate meets Julia and Bill, an expat couple who definitely aren't what they seem, and realizes that starting over may be more difficult than she anticipated.
Tamar - by Mal Peet
Publisher: Candlewick Audio
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 09/09/2008
Share Tamar ISBN-13: 9780763641214
ISBN-10: 0763641219
YA Fiction. After her beloved grandfather commits suicide, 15-year-old Tamar inherits a box of World War II memorabilia, prompting the grieving teen to wonder if she ever knew him at all. Intrigued by the box's contents, Tamar embarks on a quest to learn more about her family history and discovers her namesake, one of a group of resistance fighters in German-occupied Holland. Distinguished by its richly detailed setting, cinematic language, and emotionally powerful story containing parallel storylines that intersect in surprising ways, Tamar received the 2005 Carnegie Medal.
The Tourist - by Olen Steinhauer
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 03/03/2009
Share The Tourist ISBN-13: 9781433261794
ISBN-10: 1433261790
Spy Fiction. Six years ago, Milo Weaver (though perhaps that's not his name) was a "tourist" -- a top-secret black-ops CIA agent without a life of his own; now he's got a wife, a kid, and a desk job with the Agency. But it's hard to retire from such an intense career, and the death of a colleague soon draws Milo back into the life he tried to leave behind. Betrayed by both his enemies and his so-called allies, Milo goes on the run to save the life he's fought so hard to build.
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