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New Arrivals - Audiobooks for the week of December 17

Check out some Audiobooks on CD just added to the library's collection:


Allison Says: Effective communication skills
Amazon Says: From asking a waiter for an unusual substitution to urging a service manager to get your car finished sooner to swaying your significant other toward a particular film or show more...
Amazon Says: From asking a waiter for an unusual substitution to urging a service manager to get your car finished sooner to swaying your significant other toward a particular film or show, many of the decisions you make are decided by talking. And no matter why you engage in face-to-face talk, there's no way to insulate yourself from the dangers of miscommunication. These 24 mind-opening lectures are your chance to learn more about how you communicate verbally, the common problems you can encounter in doing so, and how you can improve your own effectiveness - especially by overcoming the psychological and biological hard-wiring that too often gets in the way. Professor Kehoe offers a trove of practical techniques for successful communication, from everyday interactions in the home or workplace to managing your reactions and speaking effectively in conflict- and tension-laden situations. You'll learn how early cultural learning and deeply learned patterns of reaction in our unconscious mind enhance or undermine your ability to communicate effectively; how your sense of self develops in everyday talk during your childhood; the specific styles of talking you use in most situations; and the basic techniques of perhaps the most important and neglected aspect of human conversation, the art of active listening. When you consider the complexities of conversation, it's a wonder that things ever work out as well as they do. But with the knowledge, strategies, and skills offered by this course, that hard-to-find effectiveness will be only a conversation away. less...
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Allison Says: Get started in Latin
Amazon Says: Teach Yourself takes the pain out of picking up a new language Get Started in Latin requires no prior experience in the language and gives you the opportunity to study more...
Amazon Says: Teach Yourself takes the pain out of picking up a new language Get Started in Latin requires no prior experience in the language and gives you the opportunity to study at a reasonable, steady pace. This course makes the process nearly painless--it is written in a friendly and supportive tone, and the structure offers you plenty of opportunities for self-practice. You are in control of your learning experience, so you never feel overwhelmed or rushed. This practical course introduces the new language without inundating you and includes dialogues and exercises, a helpful pronunciation section, manageable lists of practical vocabulary, a glossary of grammar terms, and more. The accompanying audio CD features recordings by native speakers and contains dialogues from the book as well as exercises in listening and speaking.. less...
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Divine Intervention by Lutishia Lovely
Allison Says: Divine intervention - Lutishia Lovely
Amazon Says: Minister King Brook's daughter, Princess, is about to marry the man she thinks she loves, until a disaster leaves her lavish wedding and her life in shambles. And those around more...
Amazon Says: Minister King Brook's daughter, Princess, is about to marry the man she thinks she loves, until a disaster leaves her lavish wedding and her life in shambles. And those around Princess have problems of their own. less...
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Taking Care of Business by Lutishia Lovely
Allison Says: Taking care of business - Lutishia Lovely
Amazon Says: Lutishia Lovely cooks up a riveting portrait of a trailblazing family expanding their booming soul food dynasty. . . After a long bout of misfortune, betrayal, and broken hear more...
Amazon Says: Lutishia Lovely cooks up a riveting portrait of a trailblazing family expanding their booming soul food dynasty. . . After a long bout of misfortune, betrayal, and broken hearts, the Livingstons and their soul food empire are thriving. Toussaint Livingston is the Food Network darling, Malcolm Livingston's BBQ Soul Smoker is still the toast of QVC, and Bianca Livingston's brainchild TOSTS--Taste Of Soul Tapas Style--is a sizzling sensation on L.A.'s Sunset Strip. It seems that nothing can stop the progress of this third generation--until a dish called trouble gets added to the menu. Jefferson Livingston is the only sibling who feels he hasn't made his mark, a fact for which he partly blames Toussaint. But with a recent promotion and a sexy new assistant, Jefferson is ready to show his cousin just how big a mistake he made. Then a fire breaks out, an old enemy rears his ugly head, and a stranger threatens the family's legacy. Jefferson and Toussaint must now work together to keep the dynasty from falling apart. Can they put their differences aside long enough to take care of business? There's only one way to find out. . . . less...
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Allison Says: Back to blood - Tom Wolfe
Amazon Says: A big, panoramic story of the new America, as told by our master chronicler of the way we live now. As a police launch speeds across Miami's Biscayne Bay-with officer Nestor more...
Amazon Says: A big, panoramic story of the new America, as told by our master chronicler of the way we live now. As a police launch speeds across Miami's Biscayne Bay-with officer Nestor Camacho on board-Tom Wolfe is off and running. Into the feverous landscape of the city, he introduces the Cuban mayor, the black police chief, a wanna-go-muckraking young journalist and his Yale-marinated editor; an Anglo sex-addiction psychiatrist and his Latina nurse by day, loin lock by night-until lately, the love of Nestor's life; a refined, and oh-so-light-skinned young woman from Haiti and her Creole-spouting, black-gang-banger-stylin' little brother; a billionaire porn addict, crack dealers in the 'hoods, "de-skilled" conceptual artists at the Miami Art Basel Fair, "spectators" at the annual Biscayne Bay regatta looking only for that night's orgy, yenta-heavy ex-New Yorkers at an "Active Adult" condo, and a nest of shady Russians. Based on the same sort of detailed, on-scene, high-energy reporting that powered Tom Wolfe's previous bestselling novels, BACK TO BLOOD is another brilliant, spot-on, scrupulous, and often hilarious reckoning with our times. less...
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Allison Says: Bring up the bodies - Hilary Mantel
Amazon Says: The sequel to Hilary Mantel's 2009 Man Booker Prize winner and New York Times bestseller, Wolf Hall delves into the heart of Tudor history with the downfall of Anne Boleyn more...
Amazon Says: The sequel to Hilary Mantel's 2009 Man Booker Prize winner and New York Times bestseller, Wolf Hall delves into the heart of Tudor history with the downfall of Anne Boleyn Though he battled for seven years to marry her, Henry is disenchanted with Anne Boleyn. She has failed to give him a son and her sharp intelligence and audacious will alienate his old friends and the noble families of England. When the discarded Katherine dies in exile from the court, Anne stands starkly exposed, the focus of gossip and malice. At a word from Henry, Thomas Cromwell is ready to bring her down. Over three terrifying weeks, Anne is ensnared in a web of conspiracy, while the demure Jane Seymour stands waiting her turn for the poisoned wedding ring. But Anne and her powerful family will not yield without a ferocious struggle. Hilary Mantel's Bring Up the Bodies follows the dramatic trial of the queen and her suitors for adultery and treason. To defeat the Boleyns, Cromwell must ally with his natural enemies, the papist aristocracy. What price will he pay for Anne's head? Bring Up the Bodies is the winner of the 2012 Man Booker Prize Bring Up the Bodies is one of Publishers Weekly's Top 10 Best Books of 2012 and one of The Washington Post's 10 Best Books of 2012 less...
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Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton
Allison Says: Guilty pleasures - Laurell K. Hamilton
Amazon Says: Unabridged CDs ? 8 CDs, 10 hours Learn how Anita Blake started raising the dead?and killing the undead?in Guilty Pleasures, the debut novel in the #1 New York Times?be more...
Amazon Says: Unabridged CDs ? 8 CDs, 10 hours Learn how Anita Blake started raising the dead?and killing the undead?in Guilty Pleasures, the debut novel in the #1 New York Times?bestselling series. less...
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Political Suicide by Michael Palmer
Allison Says: Political suicide - Michael Palmer
Amazon Says: In Political Suicide, Michael Palmer delivers another gripping thriller at the crossroads of politics and medicineDr. Lou Welcome, from Palmer's New York Times bestselling Oat more...
Amazon Says: In Political Suicide, Michael Palmer delivers another gripping thriller at the crossroads of politics and medicineDr. Lou Welcome, from Palmer's New York Times bestselling Oath of Office, is back in this heart stopping medical thriller. A desperate phone call embroils Lou in scandal and murder involving Dr. Gary McHugh, known around the Capital as the "society doc." Lou has been supervising McHugh, formerly a black-out drinker, through his work with the Physician Wellness Office. McHugh has been very cavalier about his recovery, barely attending AA and refusing a sponsor. But Lou sees progress, and the two men are becoming friends. Now, McHugh has been found unconscious in his wrecked car after visiting a patient of his, the powerful Congressman Elias Colston, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. Soon after McHugh awakens in the hospital ER, Colston's wife returns home to find her husband shot dead in their garage. She then admits to the police that she had just broken off a long-standing affair with McHugh.Something about McHugh's story has Lou believing he is telling the truth, that the Congressman was dead when he arrived and before he blacked out. Lou agrees to look into matters, but when he encounters motive, method and opportunity he is hard pressed to believe in his friend―that is until a deadly high-level conspiracy begins to unravel, and Lou acquires information that makes him the next target. less...
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Power Play by Patrick Robinson
Allison Says: Power play : a Mack Bedford novel - Patrick Robinson
Amazon Says: The year is 2018 a highly volatile nuclear world. Israel has obliterated the deep underground nuclear weapons facility built by Iran. The United States has destroyed the nucl more...
Amazon Says: The year is 2018 a highly volatile nuclear world. Israel has obliterated the deep underground nuclear weapons facility built by Iran. The United States has destroyed the nuclear facility of a defiant North Korea. The Russians have upped the stakes in the latest world power-play cyber warfare to reduce the United States to helplessness: a three-strike missile attack on the National Security Agency at Fort Mead, Maryland, while simultaneously jamming the top-secret electronic access key to America s nuclear launch system the nuclear football. If successful, Russia would blow the United States off the nuclear map. Meanwhile the British Royal Navy, formerly the most powerful in the world, is rapidly crumbling, leaving the United States without its main deep sea ally at a time when they re needed most. As this geopolitical battle comes to light behind close doors dealings and dark secrets, it is up to a Mossad spymaster, codenamed The Golan, to avert the Russian scheme, and there is only one man he in turn can trust to get the job done: US Navy Seal Mack Bedford. It s up to Mack Bedford to devise a plan to stop the Russians before they and their cyber weaponry reach the launch site near the Chinese border. And with the entire country s fate in his hands, Mack and his hard-trained, one-of-a-kind SEAL Team 10 must not, cannot fail. " less...
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Allison Says: Prayers for the dead - Faye Kellerman
Amazon Says: The brutal murder of Dr. Azor Sparks in an alley behind a restaurant is greeted with public outrage and a demand for swift, sure justice. But the investigation into the well-k more...
Amazon Says: The brutal murder of Dr. Azor Sparks in an alley behind a restaurant is greeted with public outrage and a demand for swift, sure justice. But the investigation into the well-known surgeon's death is raising too many questions and providing too few answers for homicide detective Lieutenant Peter Decker. Why, for example, would the family of a man so beloved respond to his slaying with more surprise than grief? And what linked a celebrated doctor with strict fundamentalist beliefs to a gang of outlaw bikers? But the most unsettling connection of all is the one that ties the tormented Sparks family to Peter Decker's own - and the secrets shared by a renegade Catholic priest... and Decker's wife, Rina Lazarus. less...
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Scrivener's Moon - Audio by Philip Reeve
Allison Says: Scrivener's moon - Philip Reese
Amazon Says: The final adventure in Philip Reeve's brilliant FEVER CRUMB trilogy. FORMT: UNABRIDGED 9 CDs The Scriven people are brilliant, mad--and dead. All except one, whose monstrou more...
Amazon Says: The final adventure in Philip Reeve's brilliant FEVER CRUMB trilogy. FORMT: UNABRIDGED 9 CDs The Scriven people are brilliant, mad--and dead. All except one, whose monstrous creation is nearly complete--a giant city on wheels. New London terrifies the rest of the world, and an army of mammoth-riders gathers to fight it. Meanwhile, young Fever Crumb begins a hunt for Ancient technology in their icy strongholds. She finds a mysterious black pyramid full of secrets. It will change her world forever. Scrivener's Moon follows Fever Crumb and A Web of Air to complete one of the most exciting and inventive fantasy adventures series ever recorded for audio. less...
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Two Graves by Douglas Preston
Allison Says: Two graves - Douglas J. Preston
Amazon Says: After his wife, Helen, is brazenly abducted before his eyes, Special Agent Pendergast furiously pursues the kidnappers, chasing them across the country and into Mexico. But t more...
Amazon Says: After his wife, Helen, is brazenly abducted before his eyes, Special Agent Pendergast furiously pursues the kidnappers, chasing them across the country and into Mexico. But then, things go terribly, tragically wrong; the kidnappers escape; and a shattered Pendergast retreats to his New York apartment and shuts out the world. But when a string of bizarre murders erupts across several Manhattan hotels-perpetrated by a boy who seems to have an almost psychic ability to elude capture-NYPD Lieutenant D'Agosta asks his friend Pendergast for help. Reluctant at first, Pendergast soon discovers that the killings are a message from his wife's kidnappers. But why a message? And what does it mean? When the kidnappers strike again at those closest to Pendergast, the FBI agent, filled anew with vengeful fury, sets out to track down and destroy those responsible. His journey takes him deep into the trackless forests of South America, where he ultimately finds himself face to face with an old evil that-rather than having been eradicated-is stirring anew... and with potentially world-altering consequences. Confucius once said: "Before you embark on a journey of revenge, first dig two graves." Pendergast is about to learn the hard way just how true those words still ring. less...
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