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December 16, 2017

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Books, Movies & Music : Popular Adult Books on CD

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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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The Book of Joy: [lasting Happiness in A Changing World]

The Book of Joy: [lasting Happiness in A Changing World]
Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV, 1935-

Two great spiritual masters share their own hard-won wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity. The occasion was a big birthday. And it inspired two close friends to get together in Dharamsala for a talk about something very important to them. The friends were His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The subject was joy. Both winners of the Nobel Prize, both great spiritual masters and moral leaders of our time, they are also known for being among the most infectiously happy people on the planet. From the beginning the book was envisioned as a three-layer birthday cake: their own stories and teachings about joy, the most recent findings in the science of deep happiness, and the daily practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives. Both the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu have been tested by great personal and national adversity, and here they share their personal stories of struggle and renewal. Now that they are both in their eighties, they especially want to spread the core message that to have joy yourself, you must bring joy to others. Most of all, during that landmark week in Dharamsala, they demonstrated by their own exuberance, compassion, and humor how joy can be transformed from a fleeting emotion into an enduring way of life.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 17 on 8 copies

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Proof of Life

Proof of Life
Jance, Judith A.

"Before he retired, J. P. Beaumont had looked forward to having his days all to himself. But too much free time doesn't suit a man used to brushing close to danger...When his longtime nemesis, retired Seattle crime reporter Maxwell Cole, dies in what's officially deemed to be an accidental fire, Beau is astonished to be dragged into the investigation at the request of none other than the deceased victim himself. In the process Beau learns that just because a long-ago case was solved doesn't mean it's over. Caught up in a situation where old actions and grudges can hold dangerous consequences in the present, Beau is forced to operate outside the familiar world of law enforcement. While seeking justice for his frenemy and healing for a long fractured family, he comes face to face with an implacable enemy who has spent decades hiding in plain sight." -- From publisher's description.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 17 on 7 copies

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Salvage the Bones: [a Novel]

Salvage the Bones: [a Novel]
Ward, Jesmyn

Enduring a hardscrabble existence as the children of alcoholic and absent parents, four siblings from a coastal Mississippi town prepare their meager stores for the arrival of Hurricane Katrina while struggling with such challenges as a teen pregnancy and a dying litter of prize pups.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 17 on 5 copies

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The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America's Enemies

The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America's Enemies
Fagone, Jason

The story of the husband and wife team who defined the modern discipline of codebreaking, breaking WWII codes for the US government, becoming the Adam and Eve of the NSA.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 17 on 4 copies

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Bobby Kennedy: [a Raging Spirit]

Bobby Kennedy: [a Raging Spirit]
Matthews, Christopher, 1945-

Drawing on extensive research and interviews, Matthews pulls back the curtain on the public and private worlds of Robert Francis Kennedy. He shines a light on all the important moments of his life, from his early years and his start in politics to his crucial role as attorney general in his brother's administration and his tragic run for president.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 17 on 2 copies

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One Nation After Trump: [a Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-yet Deported]

One Nation After Trump: [a Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-yet Deported]
Dionne, E. J.

Three of Washington's premier political scholar-journalists explain why the Trump presidency poses a threat to the nation and discuss how the citizen activism it has inspired can lead to democratic renewal.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 17 on 4 copies

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Homo Deus: [a Brief History of Tomorrow]

Homo Deus: [a Brief History of Tomorrow]
Harari, Yuval N.

Examines the civilized world's achievements in controlling famine, disease, and war while making provocative predictions about the evolutionary goals of the twenty-first century.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 16 on 9 copies

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The Name of the Wind

The Name of the Wind
Rothfuss, Patrick, 1973-

The story of a hero told in his own voice. It is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend. So begins the tale of Kvothe, from his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, to years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-riddled city, to his daringly brazen bid to enter a difficult and dangerous school of magic.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 16 on 4 copies

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Future Home of the Living God: A Novel

Future Home of the Living God: A Novel
Erdrich, Louise

The world as people know it is ending. Evolution has reversed itself, affecting every living creature on earth. Science cannot stop the world from running backwards, as woman after woman gives birth to infants that appear to be primitive species of humans. Thirty-two-year-old Cedar Hawk Songmaker, adopted daughter of a pair of big-hearted, open-minded Minneapolis liberals, is as disturbed and uncertain as the rest of America around her. But for Cedar, this change is profound and deeply personal. She is four months pregnant. Though she wants to tell the adoptive parents who raised her from infancy, Cedar first feels compelled to find her birth mother, Mary Potts, an Ojibwe living on the reservation, to understand both her and her baby's origins. As Cedar goes back to her own biological beginnings, society around her begins to disintegrate, fueled by a swelling panic about the end of humanity.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 16 on 5 copies

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Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are

Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are
Stephens-Davidowitz, Seth

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz offers fascinating, surprising, and sometimes laugh-out-loud insights into everything from economics to ethics to sports to race to sex, gender and more, all drawn from the world of big data. From the profound to the mundane, people can gain astonishing knowledge about the human psyche that less than twenty years ago, seemed unfathomable.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 15 on 2 copies

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