April 2011 Books on CD

Worth Dying  For

There’s deadly trouble in the corn country of Nebraska . . . and Jack Reacher walks right into it. First he falls foul of the Duncans, a local clan that has terrified an entire county into submission. But it’s the unsolved case of a missing child, already decades-old, that Reacher can’t let go.  The Duncans want Reacher gone-and it’s not just past secrets they’re trying to hide. They’re awaiting a secret shipment that’s already late-and they have the kind of customers no one can afford to annoy. For as dangerous as the Duncans are, they’re just the bottom of a criminal food chain stretching halfway around the world.  For Reacher, it would have made much more sense to keep on going, to put some distance between himself and the hard-core trouble that’s bearing down on him.  For Reacher, that was also impossible.

The Jungle

Jungles come in many forms. There are the steamy rain forests of the Burmese highlands. There are the lies and betrayals of the world of covert operations. And there are the dark and twisted thoughts of a man bent on near-global domination. To pull off their latest mission, Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon must survive them all.  A devastating new weapon unleashed in thirteenth-century China…a daring rescue in the snowbound mountains along the Afghanistan/Pakistan border…a woman gone missing in the jungles of northern Thailand and Myanmar…for Cabrillo and his crew, all of these events will come together-leading to the greatest threat against U.S. security that the world has ever known.

Love You More

WHO DO YOU LOVE? One question, a split-second decision, and Brian Darby lies dead on the kitchen floor. His wife, state police trooper Tessa Leoni, claims to have shot him in self-defense, and bears the bruises to back up her tale. For veteran detective D. D. Warren it should be an open-and-shut case. But where is their six-year-old daughter? As the homicide investigation ratchets into a frantic statewide search for a missing child, D. D. Warren must partner with former lover Bobby Dodge to break through the blue wall of police brotherhood, seeking to understand the inner workings of a trooper’s mind while also unearthing family secrets. Would a trained police officer truly shoot her own husband? And would a mother harm her own child? For Tessa Leoni, the worst has not yet happened. She is walking a tightrope, with nowhere to turn, no one to trust, as the clock ticks down to a terrifying deadline. She has one goal in sight, and she will use every ounce of her training, every trick at her disposal, to do what must be done. No sacrifice is too great, no action unthinkable. A mother knows who she loves. And all others will be made to pay. Love you more . . .

A Discovery of Witches

Deep in the stacks of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell.  Debut novelist Deborah Harkness has crafted a mesmerizing and addictive read, equal parts history and magic, romance and suspense. Diana is a bold heroine who meets her equal in vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and gradually warms up to him as their alliance deepens into an intimacy that violates age-old taboos. This smart, sophisticated story harks back to the novels of Anne Rice, but it is as contemporary and sensual as the Twilightseries-with an extra serving of historical realism.

The Secret Life of Bees

During the summer of 1964 in rural South Carolina, a young girl is given a home by three black, beekeeping sisters. As she enters their mesmerizing secret world of bees and honey, she discovers a place where she can find the single thing her heart longs for most.

The Paris Wife

Meeting through mutual friends in Chicago, Hadley is intrigued by brash “beautiful boy” Ernest Hemingway, and after a brief courtship and small wedding, they take off for Paris, where Hadley makes a convincing transformation from an overprotected child to a game and brave young woman who puts up with impoverished living conditions and shattering loneliness to prop up her husband’s career.

A Heartbeat Away

During the State of the Union address, a terrorist organization unleashes a deadly virus in the Capitol Building. Without knowing the true deadly potential of this new plague, President Max Hilliard places a call to Griffin Rhodes, a renowned virologist who is serving time in prison for alleged links to terrorism, and offers him a pardon if he successfully combats the virus. Griffin reluctantly agrees and races to solve the crisis before the American government is obliterated.

Toys

Hays and Lizabeth Baker are Elites, genetically enhanced beings with the perfect lives. However, when a turn of events plunges Hays into a desperate quest to save the human race, the Barker family might never be the same again.

Gideon’s Sword

At age 12, Gideon Crew witnessed the brutal murder of his father. More than 20 years later, Gideon gets his revenge. But then a mysterious witness steps forward to confront Gideon on his crime–and offer him the chance of a lifetime.

Treachery in Death

Detective Eve Dallas’ partner, Peabody, overhears two fellow officers arguing. It doesn’t take long to realize they’re both crooked–guilty not just of corruption but of murder. Now Peabody, Eve and her husband Roarke are trying to get the hard evidence they need to bring the dirty cops down –knowing all the while that the two are willing to keep their secret.

Nonfiction

The Memory Palace

After Norma Herr’s sometimes violent schizophrenic episodes became too much to bear, Mira Bartok and her sister changed their names and cut off all contact in order to keep themselves safe. After seventeen years Mira would discover that her mother was homeless and dying. On her deathbed she gave Mira and her sister the key to a storage unit filled with items from the past, items that would trigger a flood of memories.

Decision Points

Former president George W. Bush looks back at some of the most difficult decisions he had to make during his two terms in office.

A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity

From his childhood as a parochial school student in Long Island to his current roles as a polarizing television commentator and bestselling author, popular Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly shares with listeners his life experiences.

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