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New Arrivals - Audiobooks for the week of May 13

Check out the audiobooks recently added to the library's collection.


Best Kept Secret by Jeffrey Archer
Amazon Says: Jeffrey Archer's mesmerizing saga of the Clifton and Barrington families continues...1945, London. The vote in the House of Lords as to who should inherit the Barrington famil more...
Amazon Says: Jeffrey Archer's mesmerizing saga of the Clifton and Barrington families continues...1945, London. The vote in the House of Lords as to who should inherit the Barrington family fortune has ended in a tie. The Lord Chancellor's deciding vote will cast a long shadow on the lives of Harry Clifton and Giles Barrington. Harry returns to America to promote his latest novel, while his beloved Emma goes in search of the little girl who was found abandoned in her father's office on the night he was killed. When the general election is called, Giles Barrington has to defend his seat in the House of Commons and is horrified to discover who the Conservatives select to stand against him. But it is Sebastian Clifton, Harry and Emma's son, who ultimately influences his uncle's fate.In 1957, Sebastian wins a scholarship to Cambridge, and a new generation of the Clifton family marches onto the page. But after Sebastian is expelled from school, he unwittingly becomes caught up in an international art fraud involving a Rodin statue that is worth far more than the sum it raises at auction. Does he become a millionaire? Does he go to Cambridge? Is his life in danger? Best Kept Secret, the third volume in Jeffrey Archer's bestselling series, will answer all these questions but, once again, pose so many more. less...
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Amazon Says: The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding i more...
Amazon Says: The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat! This course includes Lessons 1-10 from the Thai Level 1 Program - 5 hours of audio-only effective language learning with real-life spoken practice sessions. Get a chance to test drive the incredibly effective and efficient, world-famous Pimsleur Level 1 Program. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons is included in each lesson. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Thai. The Thai Language Standard Thai, the dialect taught in the Pimsleur course, is also known as Central Thai or Siamese, and it is the official language of Thailand. Sometimes called the Bangkok Dialect, it is spoken by about 25 million people. Tech Talk - CDs are formatted for playing in all CD players, including car players, and users can copy files for use in iTunes or Windows Media Player. less...
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Amazon Says: The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding i more...
Amazon Says: The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat! This course includes Lessons 1-10 from the Vietnamese Level 1 Program - 5 hours of audio-only effective language learning with real-life spoken practice sessions. Get a chance to test drive the incredibly effective and efficient, world-famous Pimsleur Program. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons is included in each lesson. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Vietnamese. The Vietnamese Language Vietnamese is the official language of the Vietnamese Republic. There are approximately 12 million native speakers. The two largest dialect groups in the Vietnamese Republic are Bohemian (most widely spoken) and Hanak Moravian, spoken in the southeast. Pimsleur's Vietnamese teaches the Bohemian dialect. Tech Talk - CDs are formatted for playing in all CD players, including car players, and users can copy files for use in iTunes or Windows Media Player. less...
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Dead Man's Folly by Agatha Christie
Amazon Says: Ariadne Oliver, Queen of Crime Fiction, has been asked to devise a Murder Hunt for a fete at Nasse House, the home of Sir George Stubbs. But she begins to suspect that someone more...
Amazon Says: Ariadne Oliver, Queen of Crime Fiction, has been asked to devise a Murder Hunt for a fete at Nasse House, the home of Sir George Stubbs. But she begins to suspect that someone is manipulating the scenario of her game and fears that something very sinister is being planned. The Murder Hunt has become a grim reality. less...
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Amazon Says: "America's funniest science writer" (Washington Post) takes us down the hatch on an unforgettable tour. The alimentary canal is classic Mary Roach terrain: the questions explo more...
Amazon Says: "America's funniest science writer" (Washington Post) takes us down the hatch on an unforgettable tour. The alimentary canal is classic Mary Roach terrain: the questions explored in Gulp are as taboo, in their way, as the cadavers in Stiff and every bit as surreal as the universe of zero gravity explored in Packing for Mars. Why is crunchy food so appealing? Why is it so hard to find words for flavors and smells? Why doesn't the stomach digest itself? How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Can constipation kill you? Did it kill Elvis? In Gulp we meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks of-or has the courage to ask. We go on location to a pet-food taste-test lab, a fecal transplant, and into a live stomach to observe the fate of a meal. With Roach at our side, we travel the world, meeting murderers and mad scientists, Eskimos and exorcists (who have occasionally administered holy water rectally), rabbis and terrorists-who, it turns out, for practical reasons do not conceal bombs in their digestive tracts. Like all of Roach's books, Gulp is as much about human beings as it is about human bodies. less...
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Amazon Says: Sheryl Sandberg--Facebook COO, ranked eighth on Fortune's list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business--has become one of America's most galvanizing leaders, and an icon more...
Amazon Says: Sheryl Sandberg--Facebook COO, ranked eighth on Fortune's list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business--has become one of America's most galvanizing leaders, and an icon for millions of women juggling work and family. In Lean In, she urges women to take risks and seek new challenges, to find work that they love, and to remain passionately engaged with it at the highest levels throughout their lives. Lean In--Sheryl Sandberg's provocative, inspiring book about women and power--grew out of an electrifying TED talk Sandberg gave in 2010, in which she expressed her concern that progress for women in achieving major leadership positions had stalled. The talk became a phenomenon and has since been viewed nearly two million times. In Lean In, she fuses humorous personal anecdotes, singular lessons on confidence and leadership, and practical advice for women based on research, data, her own experiences, and the experiences of other women of all ages. Sandberg has an uncanny gift for cutting through layers of ambiguity that surround working women, and in Lean In she grapples, piercingly, with the great questions of modern life. Her message to women is overwhelmingly positive. She is a trailblazing model for the ideas she so passionately espouses, and she's on the pulse of a topic that has never been more relevant.  From the Hardcover edition. less...
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The Grace Awakening by Charles R. Swindoll
Amazon Says: Maybe you’ve known about grace for years. You grew up with it. You heard about it from the pulpits, in Bible classes, from radio and TV preachers. But maybe there’s more more...
Amazon Says: Maybe you’ve known about grace for years. You grew up with it. You heard about it from the pulpits, in Bible classes, from radio and TV preachers. But maybe there’s more to grace than they told you. Yes, it’s God’s "unmerited favor to lost sinners," but did anyone tell you how grace can change you? How it can revolutionize the way you live? Grace can give you freedom. Freedom to be creative, spontaneous. Freedom to think outside the box. Grace can make you want to know God, to be close to Him. Grace can cure your fears, improve your outlook, help you look at life through the lens of joy rather than the fog of pessimism. Grace can strengthen your relationships, giving you freedom to be yourself - and freedom to let others be themselves - without feeling a need to judge, control, or manipulate one another. And yes, grace is God’s incredible gift to each of us that shows His love daily in overflowing measures, giving us reason for hope and joy. For the growing number of people who feel that there should be something more to their walk with God than the sometimes grim face of religion, The Grace Awakening offers a glorious alternative: the truth that sets us free. less...
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Amazon Says: Michael Wood weaves a spellbinding narrative out of the ten-thousand-year history of India. Home today to more than a fifth of the worlds population, the subcontinent gave bir more...
Amazon Says: Michael Wood weaves a spellbinding narrative out of the ten-thousand-year history of India. Home today to more than a fifth of the worlds population, the subcontinent gave birth to the oldest and most influential civilization on Earth, to four world religions, and to the worlds largest democracy. Now, as India bids to become a global giant, Michael sets out to trace the roots of Indias present in the incredible riches of her past. From the Khyber Pass and the Himalayas to the tropical jungles of Indias Deep South, this original and striking survey of Indian history provides vivid portraits of Indias regions and cultures, and new insights into some of historys greatest figures: Nehru, Gandhi, and the Buddha. It explores the way in which Indian ideas and inventions have shaped the history of the world, and shows how some of ancient Indias conclusions about the nature of civilization have lost none of their relevance for our own times. Michael Wood, one of Britains best-loved historians, captures an extraordinary spectrum of landscapes, architectural splendors, customs, rituals, and festivals. This is a magical mixture of history and travelogue, and an unforgettable portrait of Indias past, present and future. less...
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