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New Audiobooks

                                Recent Additions to The Ferguson Library Collection

All selections below are unabridged versions of the original books on compact disc or Playaway portable audiobook.  For downloadable audiobooks, please visit the Library's digital media page.

 

Baldacci, David
Memory Man
FIC BALDACCI
Compact Disc Edition - Playaway

For a man who has total recall to forget a serial killer he disrespected could be deadly.  In Baldacci's latest thriller, former police detective Amos Decker is a man climbing out of an emotional abyss.  Highly recommended for all thriller fans who love elusive, taunting criminals and the determined detectives who pursue them.  Source: Library Journal, April 24, 2015

Essbaum, Jill Alexander
Hausfrau
FIC ESSBAUM
Compact Disc Edition

Having met and married Bruno, a coolly competent Swiss banker who takes her home to Zurich, where they now live with their three children, Anna sleepwalks through life until she's riven by an affair with a visiting MIT professor.  A sharp and exceptionally well-written exploration of one woman's crisis of self that will leave readers unsettled.  Source: Library Journal, March 13, 2015


Brooks, David
The Road to Character
179.9 B873r
Compact Disc Edition

Noting his own disposition toward shallowness, Brooks advises that we can all benefit from inward-looking in search of character, not the kind that advances careers but the kind that longs for meaning in life. Brooks offers a humility code that cautions against living only for happiness and that recognizes we are ultimately saved by grace.  Source: Booklist, April 15, 2015

 

Alcott, Kate
A Touch of Stardust
FIC ALCOTT
Compact Disc Edition - Playaway

Clark Gable and Carole Lombard's passionate romance, fragile Vivien Leigh, and complicated Margaret Mitchell come to life in this captivating novel set during the filming of Gone with the Wind. The author has a wealth of subject matter, including the glamour, the backbiting, and daily crises on the set owing to controlling producer David O. Selznick.  Source: Library Journal, Feb 01, 2015 


Larson, Erik
Dead Wake
940.4 L334d
Compact Disc Edition

Here is Larson's tragic recounting of the 1915 sinking of the passenger ship Lusitania by a German U-boat, one of the catalysts for the United States' entry into World War I. Reader Brick's understated approach is fitting for this work of history, bringing poignant humanity to those who survived and to those who lost their lives.  Source: Publishers Weekly, April 27, 2015 


Roe, Sue
In Montmartre
709.04 R699i
Compact Disc Edition

The Montmartre section of Paris was a special place in the first decade of the 20th century. There, a rich cross-section of fine artists from Spain, Italy, Russia, America, and of course, France, gathered to be inspired and create. Two of the giants of -20th-century modernist art, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, began their careers at Montmartre.   Source: Library Journal, May 01, 2015

 


Schlender, Brent
Becoming Steve Jobs
338.761004 J629S
Compact Disc Edition

The late Apple CEO changes from brilliant, insufferable jerk to steady, tolerable jerk in this shrewdly admiring biography.  The author depicts a spiritual journey, with Jobs wandering in the wilderness at NeXT Computer, where his  tyrannical fiats almost sank the company, and then at Pixar, where he learned the art of not interfering with talented subordinates.  Source: PW Annex Reviews, May 04, 2015

 

 

Ishiguro, Kazuo
The Buried Giant
FIC ISHIGURO
Compact Disc Edition - Playaway

Set in first-century England, this parable revolves around Axl and Beatrice, an elderly couple tired of living in the dark. Fleeting memories haunt them but disappear with the morning mist. Did they once have a son? When did he leave? Why? They set out on a journey looking for answers but, as befitting a quest novel, obstacles abound.  Source: Library Journal, Feb 01, 2015