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December 16, 2017

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Popular Books on CD for Adults

 

Hundreds of CDs are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most popular Books on CD for adults.

 

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A Column of Fire

A Column of Fire
Follett, Ken

In 1558, the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, high principles clash bloodily with friendship, loyalty, and love. Ned Willard wants nothing more than to marry Margery Fitzgerald. But when the lovers find themselves on opposing sides of the religious divide sweeping across the country, Ned goes to work for Princess Elizabeth. When she becomes queen, all Europe turns against England. The shrewd, determined young monarch sets up the country's first secret service, to give her early warning of assassination plots, rebellions, and invasion plans. Over a turbulent half century, the love between Ned and Margery seems doomed as extremism sparks violence from Edinburgh to Geneva. Elizabeth clings precariously to her throne and her principles, protected by a small, dedicated group of resourceful spies and courageous secret agents.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 42 on 9 copies

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Sapiens: [a Brief History of Humankind]

Sapiens: [a Brief History of Humankind]
Harari, Yuval N.

"One hundred thousand years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism? Bold, wide-ranging, and provocative, Sapiens integrates history and science to challenge everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our heritage . . . and our future" --provided by publisher.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 39 on 10 copies

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The House of Unexpected Sisters

The House of Unexpected Sisters
McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-

"Precious Ramotswe learns valuable lessons about first impressions and forgiveness in this latest installment of the beloved and best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi are approached by their part-time colleague, Mr. Polopetsi, with a troubling story: a woman, accused of being rude to a valued customer, has been wrongly dismissed from her job at an office furniture store. Never one to let an act of injustice go unanswered, Mma Ramotswe begins to investigate, but soon discovers unexpected information that causes her to reluctantly change her views about the case. Other surprises await our intrepid proprietress in the course of her inquiries. Mma Ramotswe is puzzled when she happens to hear of a local nurse named Mingie Ramotswe. She thought she knew everybody by the name of Ramotswe, and that they were all related. Who is this mystery lady? Then, she is alerted by Mma Potokwani that an unpleasant figure from her past has recently been spotted in town. Mma Ramotswe does her best to avoid the man, but it seems that he may have returned to Botswana specifically to seek her out. What could he want from her? With the generosity and good humor that guide all her endeavors, Mma Ramotswe will untangle these questions for herself and for her loved ones, ultimately bringing to light important truths about friendship and family--both the one you're born with and the one you choose"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 36 on 8 copies

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living A Good Life

The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living A Good Life
Manson, Mark

There are only so many things people can care about so they need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear. While money is nice, caring about what listeners do with their life is better, because true wealth is about experience. A much needed moment of real talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, this is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 33 on 10 copies

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Hardcore Twenty-four

Hardcore Twenty-four
Evanovich, Janet

Reluctantly agreeing to babysit a professional grave robber's pet boa constrictor, Stephanie Plum is embroiled in a bizarre series of crimes that escalate from the violation of stolen corpses to the murder of a homeless man.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 33 on 8 copies

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Autumn

Autumn
Smith, Ali, 1962-

"From the Man Booker-shortlisted and Baileys Prize-winning author of How to be both: a breathtakingly inventive new novel--about aging, time, love, and stories themselves--that launches an extraordinary quartet of books called Seasonal... The first installment in a quartet, Seasonal, comprised of four stand-alone books, separate yet interconnected and cyclical (as are the seasons), explores what time is, how we experience it, and the recurring markers in the shapes our lives take and in our ways with narrative. Fusing Keatsian mists and mellow fruitfulness with the vitality, the immediacy, and the color hit of Pop Art, Autumn is a witty excavation of the present by the past. The novel is a stripped-branches take on popular culture and a meditation, in a world growing ever more bordered and exclusive, on what richness and worth are, what harvest means"--|cProvided by publisher.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 31 on 3 copies

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Where the Past Begins: A Writer's Memoir

Where the Past Begins: A Writer's Memoir
Tan, Amy

From New York Times bestselling author Amy Tan, a memoir on her life as a writer, her childhood, and the symbiotic relationship between fiction and emotional memory.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 31 on 6 copies

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Glass Houses: A Novel

Glass Houses: A Novel
Penny, Louise

When a mysterious figure travels through Three Pines and leaves a dead body in its wake, Armand Gamache pursues a difficult investigation that yields unexpected consequences and forces him into a battle with his own conscience.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 30 on 13 copies

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End Game

End Game
Baldacci, David

Will Robie returns home from a mission overseas to discover that his boss--code named Blue Man--has vanished. His last known location was in remote Colorado, and there have been no other sightings or communications since. But there is violence brewing in this small town, and Robie and his sometime partner Jessica Reel will be lucky if they make it out alive--with or without Blue Man.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 30 on 8 copies

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A Legacy of Spies

A Legacy of Spies
Le Carré, John, 1931-

"Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, otherwise known as the Circus, is living out his old age on the family farmstead on the south coast of Brittany when a letter from his old Service summons him to London. The reason? His Cold War past has come back to claim him. Intelligence operations that were once the toast of secret London, and involved such characters as Alec Leamas, Jim Prideaux, George Smiley and Peter Guillam himself, are to be scrutinized by a generation with no memory of the Cold War and no patience with its justifications."--Provided by publisher.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 28 on 10 copies

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