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Choose your favourite book on CD from this fabulous library collection for learning or leisure! Celebrate food and wine with Olly Smith, be enthralled by a thriller novel or learn how you can live a long life. Set up your CD player, sit back, relax and enjoy!

Syndetics book coverThe language of flowers [sound recording] : a novel / Vanessa Diffenbaugh.
“The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, asters for patience, and red roses for love. After a childhood spent in the foster-care system, Victoria Jones is unable to get close to anybody, and her only connection to the world is through flowers and their meanings. Now eighteen and emancipated from the system, Victoria has nowhere to go and sleeps in a public park, where she plants a small garden of her own. Soon a local florist discovers her talents, and Victoria realizes she has a gift for helping others through the flowers she chooses for them. When she’s forced to confront a painful secret from her past, she must decide whether it’s worth risking everything for a second chance at happiness.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverThe perfect witness [sound recording] / Iris Johansen.
“From the #1 “New York Times” bestselling author comes an explosive new thriller. She had the perfect life. She had the perfect cover. She was the perfect witness. Until they found her. From the blockbuster bestselling author of the Eve Duncan novels comes a new, stand alone thriller about a woman with a photographic memory who has lived her life in the Witness Protection Program. What she once saw put her entire family in jeopardy and now, years later, her cover is blown. She’s on the run, and the lives of those she holds dear hang in the balance. As only Iris Johansen can do, you won’t see the twists coming.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverThe end of illness [sound recording] / David Agus.
“Can we live robustly until our last breath? Do we have to suffer from debilitating conditions and sickness? Is it possible to add more vibrant years to our lives? In The End of Illness, David B. Agus, MD, one of the world’s leading cancer doctors, researchers, and technology innovators, tackles these fundamental questions, challenging long-held wisdoms and dismantling misperceptions about what “health” means. With a blend of storytelling, landmark research, and provocative ideas on health, Dr. Agus presents an eye-opening picture of the human body,¬†showing us how a new perspective will allow each of us to achieve a long, vigorous life.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverEat & drink [sound recording] / by Olly Smith.
“Olly Smith knows how the combination of good food and drink helps harness memories of times past, and will show you how to achieve taste heaven by partnering the right food and drink. Written in the distinctive, fun style that has made Olly a hit on our television screens, it will be impossible not to be caught up by his enthusiasm for eating and drinking.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverRobert Ludlum’s the Janson option [sound recording] / Paul Garrison.
“Paul Janson-a former Consular Ops legend known as “The Machine” for his deadly speed and accuracy-has a new mission. Sickened by the “sanctioned serial killings” ordered by the state department, Janson has left covert operations and is now a private security consultant. In partnership with deadly sharpshooter Jessica Kincaid, he only takes assignments that he believes will lead to the greater good. When American Synergy Corporation oil executive Kingsman Helms begs Janson to rescue his wife, Allegra, from Somali pirates, Janson and Kincaid view it as the perfect opportunity to infiltrate ASC. Is Allegra’s kidnapping for real, or is she merely a pawn in her husband’s machinations for control of the country? (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverThat part was true [sound recording] / Deborah McKinlay.
“When Eve Petworth writes to Jackson Cooper to praise a scene in one of his books, they discover a mutual love of cookery and food. Their friendship blossoms against the backdrop of Jackson’s colorful, but ultimately unsatisfying, love-life and Eve’s tense relationship with her soon-to-be married daughter. As each of them offers, from behind the veils of semi-anonymity and distance, wise and increasingly affectionate counsel to the other, they both begin to confront their problems and plan a celebratory meeting in Paris–a meeting that Eve fears can never happen.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverClose your eyes, hold hands [sound recording] : a novel / Chris Bohjalian.
Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands is the story of Emily Shepard, a homeless teen living in an igloo made of ice and trash bags filled with frozen leaves. Half a year earlier, a nuclear plant in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom had experienced a cataclysmic meltdown, and both of Emily’s parents were killed. Devastatingly, her father was in charge of the plant, and the meltdown may have been his fault. Was he drunk when it happened? Thousands of people are forced to flee their homes in the Kingdom; rivers and forests are destroyed; and Emily feels certain that as the daughter of the most hated man in America, she is in danger.” (Syndetics summary)