Changes to Compact Disc music and audiobook collections

Over the next month, we’re making changes to our Adult CD, Adult Audiobook and Young Adult CD collections. These changes are reflective of changing listening habits for the Compact Disc format, and consistent drops in usage for these collections over recent years. The changes are:

  • Adult CDs – we are removing Adult CDs from all branch libraries, and consolidating them into the CD collection at Central library.
  • Adult Audiobooks – we are removing Adult Audiobooks from branch libraries and consolidating them at Central library. In addition, we are removing the $3.00 rental fee, starting from the 31st of August. If you have a concession card for audiobooks, please talk with staff.
  • Young Adult CDs – all CDs in the Young Adult collections will be removed from all libraries.

These changes will be in place from the 31st of August, providing branch libraries with more display space and the option of promoting other branch collections.

We will continue to support Central library collections for Adult CDs and Audiobooks, with customers being able to reserve titles from the Central library as required.

Please note, these changes do not affect other library Audio Visual collections such as DVDs.

 

Staff picks – New Fiction Talking Books

Collected here are a selection of new and exciting additions to our fiction audiobook collection. There are some familiar names in this list, such as Tess Gerritsen and Daniel Silva. Take a look and find something new to listen to!

Syndetics book coverEmpire rising [sound recording] / Rick Campbell.
“Xiang Li Cheng, the President of the People’s Republic of China, has both a problem and a plan. The problem is that the limited supply of oil available to China is threatening to derail his country’s economic growth and prosperity. But to secure access to those resources, he must contend with the powerful U.S. Navy and the Pacific Fleet. After a decades-long largely secret military build-up, Cheng sets his plan in motion by suddenly invading Taiwan and drawing the Pacific Fleet in to its defence. With a faster, larger fleet with more capable long range missiles, China is able to surprise and quickly overwhelm the American fast attack fleet, all but wiping out the U.S. forces on deployment. Then China turns to its real objective, invasion and expansion across Asia, starting with the four main Islands of Japan. While the Atlantic Fleet surges westward to defend its allies and respond to the destruction of their counterparts, it falls to an unlikely alliance of three people to stop this incursion and prevent World War III.” (Adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverDie again / Tess Gerritsen.
“Jane Rizzoli is on the case of a big game hunter found dead in his apartment, alone with the body of a beautiful white snow leopard he had recently been commissioned to stuff for a museum in the area. Medical examiner Maura Isles connects the case to a number of seemingly unrelated deaths where the victims have all been found hanging upside down, the hallmark of a leopard’s kill. When she realizes the two cases are connected, Rizzoli must track down who, or what, is behind these gruesome deaths.” (Adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverThe nightingale [sound recording] / Kristin Hannah.
“FRANCE, 1939 In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France, but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When a German captain requisitions Vianne’s home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates all around them, she is forced to make one impossible choice after another to keep her family alive.” (Adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverA most desirable marriage / Hilary Boyd.
“Lawrence and Jo have enjoyed a strong marriage, the envy of their friends. Even after 30 years they have lots to say to each other, many interests in common and, until recently, a good sex life. But Lawrence seems wary and restless. Something’s wrong. Just how wrong, Jo is about to discover. Can they use their years of history, all the things they’ve shared, to overcome a devastating betrayal?” (Adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverThe assassination option / W. E. B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV.
“Cronley knows that if just one thing goes wrong, he’s likely to get thrown to the wolves. As if that weren’t enough pressure, complications are springing up on all sides. He’s discovered a surprising alliance between the former German intelligence chief and, of all things, the Mossad. A German family that Cronley never knew he had has suddenly, and suspiciously, emerged. And he’s due for a rendezvous with an undercover agent against the Soviets known only as Seven K.” (Adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverI am Pilgrim : a thriller / Terry Hayes.
” An anonymous young woman murdered in a run-down hotel, all identifying characteristics dissolved by acid. A father publicly beheaded in the blistering heat of a Saudi Arabian public square. A notorious Syrian biotech expert found eyeless in a Damascus junkyard, smoldering human remains on a remote mountainside in Afghanistan, and a flawless plot to commit an appalling crime against humanity. One path links them all, and only one man can make the journey. ” Pilgrim.””. (Adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverWinter at the door / Sarah Graves.
“Moving from Boston to remote Bearkill, Maine, isn’t homicide cop Lizzie Snow’s idea of a step up. But breaking away from tragedy and personal betrayal is at least a step in the right direction. Her dead sister’s fate still torments her, as does her long-missing niece’s disappearance. A rash of freak accidents and suicides has left a string of dead men, all former local cops. Now the same cruel eyes that watched them die are on Lizzie.” (Adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverBlood on snow / Jo Nesbø.
” This is the story of Olav: an extremely talented fixer for one of Oslo s most powerful crime bosses. But Olav is also an unusually complicated fixer. He has a capacity for love that is as far-reaching as is his gift for murder. He is our straightforward, calm-in-the-face-of-crisis narrator with a storyteller’s hypnotic knack for fantasy. He has an innate talent for subordination but running through his veins is a virus born of the power over life and death. And while his latest job puts him at the pinnacle of his trade, it may be mutating into his greatest mistake.” (Adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverThe heist [sound recording] / Daniel Silva.
“Legendary spy and art restorer Gabriel Allon is at work in Venice repairing an altarpiece when he receives an urgent summons from the Italian police. The art dealer Julian Isherwood has stumbled upon a murder scene in Lake Como, and is being held as a suspect. To save his friend, Gabriel must perform one simple task: Find the most famous missing painting in the world. Sometimes the best way to find a stolen masterpiece is to steal another one, The dead man is a fallen spy with a secret: he has been trafficking in stolen artworks and selling them to a mysterious collector. Among those paintings is the world’s most iconic missing masterpiece: Caravaggio’s Nativity with St. Francis and St. Lawrence. Gabriel embarks on a daring gambit to recover the Caravaggio that will take him on an exhilarating hunt around Europe.” (Adapted from Syndetics summary)

eAudiobook Recent Picks for May

This month we’ve got some truly classic fiction, available as eAudiobooks for the first time to library customers. The Odessa File and The Broken Sword were both ground breaking stories that helped to shape their respective genres. In non-fiction we have the stories of people whose unique lives have helped shaped the world. Also on Overdrive this month is some romantic new historical fiction and some great self-help books.

Overdrive cover Ford County, by John Grisham (Audiobook)
“In his first collection of short stories John Grisham takes us back to Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of his first novel, A TIME TO KILL. Wheelchair-bound Inez Graney and her two older sons, Leon and Butch, take a bizarre road trip through the Mississippi Delta to visit the youngest Graney brother, Raymond, who’s been locked away on death row for 11 years. It could well be their last visit. Featuring a cast of characters you’ll never forget, these stories bring Ford County to vivid and colourful life. Often hilarious, frequently moving, and always entertaining, this collection makes it abundantly clear why John Grisham is our most popular storyteller.” (Adapted from Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover The Odessa File, by Frederick Forsyth (Audiobook)
“The life-and-death hunt for a notorious Nazi criminal unfolds against a background of international arms deals. As the story leads to its final dramatic confrontation on a bleak winter’s hill-top, the question every reader asked at the end of The Day of the Jackal will inevitably be asked again: Can this be fiction?” (Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover The Broken Sword, by Poul Anderson (Audiobook)
“This classic fantasy takes listeners to a world similar to that of J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. Thor has broken the sword Tyrfing so that it cannot strike at the roots of Yggdrasil, the tree that binds together earth, heaven, and hell. But now the mighty sword is needed again to save the elves in their war against the trolls, and only Skafloc, a human child kidnapped and raised by the elves, can hope to persuade Bölverk the ice-giant to make Tyrfing whole again. But things are never easy, and along the way Skafloc must also confront his shadow self, Valgard the changeling, who has taken his place in the world of men. A superb dark fantasy of the highest, and most Norse, order The Broken Sword is a fantasy masterpiece.” (Overdrive description)

Overdrive coverThe Master and Margarita, by Mikhail Bulgakov (Audiobook)
“The Devil comes to Moscow; but he isn’t all bad. Pontius Pilate sentences a charismatic leader to his death, but yearns for redemption; and a writer tries to destroy his greatest tale, but discovers that manuscripts don’t burn. Multi-layered and entrancing, blending sharp satire with glorious fantasy, The Master and Margarita is ceaselessly inventive and profoundly moving. In its imaginative freedom and raising of eternal human concerns, it is one of the world’s great novels.” (Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover The Martha Rules, by Martha Stewart (Audiobook)
“Martha Stewart is an undeniable force in the business world. One of the world’s greatest entrepreneurs, she turned her personal passion into Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, a billion dollar business.  Now, for the first time, Martha Stewart shares her business knowledge and advice in this handbook for success. Featuring Martha’s top principles for success, as well as stories and anecdotes from her own experiences, MARTHA’S RULES is sure to appeal to business readers, fans, and anyone who admires her for her style, taste, and great advice — and who have great business ideas of their own! From the Hardcover edition.” (Adapted from Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?, by Geoffrey Giuliano (Audiobook)
“Follow Rod Stewart’s amazing life from the early days of rage with the Jeff Beck Group and the Faces to his stellar success as a solo artist and the seemingly endless procession of leggy blondes along the way. This no-holds-barred account goes behind the myth, offering an extraordinary account of Stewart’s unparalleled career.” (Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover Born to Battle, by Jack Hurst (Audiobook)
“Born to Battle examines the Civil War’s complex and decisive western theater through the exploits of its greatest figures: Ulysses S. Grant and Nathan Bedford Forrest. These two opposing giants squared off in some of the most epic campaigns of the war, starting at Shiloh and continuing through Perryville, Vicksburg, Chickamauga, and Chattanooga—battles in which the Union would slowly but surely divide the western Confederacy, setting the stage for the final showdowns of this bloody and protracted conflict. An utterly American tale about class and merit and their role in one of the most formative wars in the nation’s history, Born to Battle offers an impassioned account of two visionary Civil War leaders and the clashing cultures they fought—in some cases, quite ironically—to protect.” (Adapted from Overdrive description)

New Fiction Talking Books

Syndetics book coverHeartbreak Hotel / Deborah Moggach.
“When retired actor Buffy decides to up sticks from London and move to rural Wales, he has no idea what he is letting himself in for. In possession of a run-down Bed and Breakfast that leans more towards the shabby than the chic and is miles from nowhere, he realizes he needs to fill the beds and fast. Enter a motley collection of guests: Harold, whose wife has run off with a younger woman; Amy, who’s been unexpectedly, dumped by her (not-so) weedy boyfriend and Andy, the hypochondriac postman whose girlfriend is much too much for him to handle. But under Buffy’s watchful eye, this disparate group of strangers discovers they have more in common than perhaps they first thought.” (Adapted from Syndetics summary)
Syndetics book coverStill Alice [sound recording] / Lisa Genova.Still Alice
“Fifty-year-old Alice Howland, a Harvard professor of cognitive psychology, is at the top of her game. Her kids are grown, her marriage secure, her career on fire when suddenly, after mere months of forgetfulness, she finds herself in the rapidly downward spiral of early onset Alzheimer’s Disease. With no cure or treatment, Alice struggles to find meaning and purpose in her everyday life as her concept of self gradually slips away, leaving her unable to work, read, take care of herself, recognize her loved ones, even understand that she has a neurodegenerative disease. Without memory or hope, she is forced to live in the moment, which is in turns beautiful, terrifying, and maddening.” (Adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverThe girl on the train / Paula Hawkins.The Girl on the Train
“Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life, as she sees it, is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved” (Adapted from Syndetics summary)

New Fiction Talking Books

Recently received new fiction for your listening pleasure

Syndetics book coverThe devotion of suspect X [sound recording] : a novel / Keigo Higashino ; [translation by Alexander O. Smith]
“Yasuko lives a quiet life, working in a Tokyo bento shop, a good mother to her only child. But when her ex-husband appears at her door without warning one evening, her comfortable world is shattered. When Detective Kusanagi of the Tokyo Police tries to piece together the events of that night, he finds himself confronted by the most puzzling, mysterious circumstances he has ever investigated.”(Adapted from Book cover)

Syndetics book coverLifetime [sound recording] / Liza Marklund ; [translation by Neil Smith].
“Police Officer Nina Hoffman finds her fellow officer David Lindholm naked on his bed with bullets through his head and stomach. Next to the body is his wife, Julia. The traumatized Julia rambles on about a woman entering the house, killing David and running off with her son, but all the evidence seems to point in Julia’s direction.” (Adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverSaints of the shadow bible / by Ian Rankin.
“Rebus is back on the force, albeit with a demotion and a chip on his shoulder. As a 30-year-old case is reopened, Rebus’s team from back then is suspected of foul play. His colleagues back then called themselves “The Saints”, and swore a bond on something called “the Shadow Bible”. But times have changed and the crimes of the past may not stay hidden much longer. Who are the saints and who the sinners? And can the one ever become the other?” (Adapted from Syndetics summary)

New Fiction Books On CD

A selection of the most recent additions to the Fiction audio book collection, with the latest titles, over all genres, some only just received in book form. Books on compact disc are a great way to keep up-to-date with your reading, while driving, working around your home, or as a relaxing way to end the day.

Syndetics book coverThe last alibi [sound recording] / David Ellis.
“Midwestern attorney Jason who is on trial for murder, is sure of only one thing: if he testifies, he won’t tell the truth. The clock turns back six months to when Jason meets beautiful court reporter Alexa Himmel, whom he’s soon dating. He also has an odd-looking new client, James Drinker, who tells Jason that he’s afraid that he’ll be accused of murder. Jason and his partner, Shauna Tasker, begin to suspect that Drinker is guilty of murder.” (Adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverRobert Ludlum’s The Janson command [sound recording] / Paul Garrison.
“Paul Janson, once a respected and feared member of the U.S. government’s secret Consular Operations, now runs his own private security outfit, CatsPaw Associates. An oil company headquartered in Houston, Tex., hires Janson to rescue one of their employees, who’s been kidnapped by the Free Foree Movement, insurgents who are attempting to wrest the Isle de Foree, which broke away from Equatorial Guinea, from the hands of Foree’s hated dictator, “President for Life” Iboga. Janson’s girlfriend, Jessica Kinkaid, a world-class sniper and Special forces-type warrior in her own right, lends assistance.” (Adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverW is for wasted [sound recording] / Sue Grafton.
“Kinsey Millhone Private Invetigator goes through a dry spell workwise in bestseller Grafton’s absorbing 23rd mystery.The death of a homeless man, who was found with a slip of paper in his pocket with Kinsey’s name on it, provides some wanted distraction. The man may be Kinsey’s distant relative, who, it turns out, has left her his entire life savings, putting Kinsey in the middle of a case of a more personal nature than she’s used to. Then with the murder of a fellow PI, the disreputable Pete Wolinsky, Kinsey finds little time to deal with the reappearance of her onetime boyfriend, Robert Dietz.” (Adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverSycamore row [sound recording] / John Grisham.
“The suspense never rests in this sequel to John Grishams’ A Time to Kill (2009). Returning once again to Ford County, Mississippi, defense attorney Jake Brigance will have to fight for justice in a trial that could tear the small town of Clanton apart.” (Adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverWool [sound recording] / Hugh Howey.
“In a ruined and toxic landscape, a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds of stories deep. There, men and women live in a society full of regulations meant to protect them. Sheriff Holston, who has upheld the silo’s rules for years, unexpectedly breaks the greatest taboo of all: He asks to go outside. His fateful decision unleashes a drastic series of events. The silo is about to confront what its history has only hinted about and its inhabitants have never dared to whisper.” (Adapted from cover)

Syndetics book coverDoctor sleep [sound recording] / Stephen King.
“Young psychic Danny Torrance has become a middle-aged alcoholic (he now goes by “Dan”), bearing his powers and his guilt as equal burdens. A lucky break gets him a job in a hospice in a small New England town. Using his abilities to ease the passing of the terminally ill, he remains blissfully unaware of the actions of the True Knot, a caravan of human parasites crisscrossing the map in their RVs as they search for children with “the shining” (psychic abilities of the kind that Dan possesses), upon whom they feed. When a girl named Abra Stone is born with powers that dwarf Dan’s, she attracts the attention of the True Knot’s leader-the predatory Rose the Hat. Dan is forced to help Abra confront the Knot, and face his own lingering demons.” (Adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverWedding night [sound recording] / Sophie Kinsella.
“When the love of Lottie’s life gives her a vacation instead of an engagement ring, she breaks up with him in typical dramatic Lottie style. Days later, her college boyfriend Ben makes an appearance, and the two quickly decide to wed. Meanwhile, Lottie’s sister Fliss and Ben’s best friend Lorcan frantically try to derail the wedding night while they fight their own growing attraction.” (Adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverGone [sound recording] / James Patterson [& Michael Ledwidge].
“Detective Bennett comes out of the Witness Protection Program in an effort to stop the ruthless and charismatic killer, Manuel Perrine, who has sworn revenge.” (Adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverThe testament of Mary [sound recording] / Colm Toibin.
“Provocative, haunting and indelible, this portrait of Mary presents her as a solitary older woman still seeking to understand the events that become the narrative of the New Testament and the foundation of Christianity. Years after the crucifixion, Mary lives alone and refuses to help the authors of the Gospel. She does not agree that her son is the Son of God; nor that his death was ‘worth it’; nor that these mere men that followed him were holy disciples.” (Adapted from book cover)

Syndetics book coverCrime of privilege [sound recording] / Walter Walker.
“George Becket, assistant to the Cape & Islands District Attorney, makes a fateful decision when he agrees to re-open a scandalous case: the unsolved murder of a young woman. The investigation puts him up against not only one of America’s most powerful and adored families, but also the most haunting mistake of his own past.” (Adapted from book cover)

Top 10 2012 – Audiobooks

Here are our most downloaded audiobooks for 2012:

1- Catching Fire: The Hunger Games Series, Book 2/ by Suzanne COLLINS, read by Carolyn McCormick
“Katniss Everdeen continues to struggle to protect herself and her family from the Capitol in this second novel from the bestselling Hunger Games trilogy.” (Overdrive summary)

2- The Hunger Games: The Hunger Games Series, Book 1/ by Suzanne COLLINS, read by Carolyn McCormick
“In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.
Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister’s place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before-and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.” (Overdrive summary)

3- Mockingjay: The Hunger Games Series, Book 3/ by Suzanne COLLINS, read by Carolyn McCormick
“Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survivied the Hunger Games twice. But now that she’s made it out of the bloody arena live, she’s still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.” (Overdrive summary)

4- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Harry Potter Series, Book 3/ by J.K. Rowling, read by Stephen Fry
“Harry Potter, along with his best friends, Ron and Hermione, is about to start his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry can’t wait to get back to school after the summer holidays (who wouldn’t if they lived with the horrible Dursleys?). But when Harry gets to Hogwarts, the atmosphere is tense. There’s an escaped mass murderer on the loose, and the sinister prison guards of Azkaban have been called in to guard the school… ” (Overdrive summary)

5- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Harry Potter Series, Book 2/ by J.K. Rowling, read by Stephen Fry
“Harry Potter is a wizard. He is in his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The three friends, Harry, Ron and Hermione, are soon immersed in the daily round of Potions, Herbology, Charms, Defence Against the Dark Arts and Quidditch. Then mysterious and scary things start happening. First Harry hears strange voices, and then Ron’s sister, Ginny, disappears…” (Overdrive summary)

6- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Harry Potter Series, Book 4/ by J.K. Rowling, read by Stephen Fry
“The summer holidays seem never-ending and Harry Potter can’t wait for the start of the school term. It is his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and there are spells to learn and (unluckily) Potions and Divination lessons to attend. But Harry needs to be on his guard at all times – his worst enemy is preparing a horrifying fate for him…” (Overdrive summary)

7- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Harry Potter Series, Book 6/ by J.K. Rowling, read by Stephen Fry
“It is Harry Potter’s sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As Voldemort’s sinister forces amass and a spirit of gloom and fear sweeps the land, it becomes clear to Harry that he will soon have no choice but to confront his destiny. Can Harry succeed in the death-defying tasks ahead?” (Overdrive summary)

8- A King’s Ransom – The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers Series, Book 2/ by Jude Watson, read by David Pittu
“The Vespers have ordered Amy and Dan to find a legendary map that belonged to Marco Polo, and the hunt takes them to Easter Europe where they make a terrifying discovery about one of their supposed “allies.”” (Overdrive summary)

9- Fry’s English Delight: The Complete Series/ by Stephen Fry, read by Stephen Fry
“Stephen Fry hosts four programmes on the joys of the English language – as heard on BBC Radio 4. Current Puns Why does our language groan with the weight of puns? What exactly is a pun? And who, or what, is the Thief of Bad Gags? Metaphor The English language is chock-full of maritime metaphors: cock up, taken aback, chip on your shoulder and show a leg. And, with the help of a Greek removals firm, we also find the origin of the word ‘metaphor’. Quotation The uses and misuses of quotations are revealed, and there is also a frank confession from a quotation compiler, which we cannot divulge here. Cliché Featuring sick parrots and the cliché crisis that affected the writing of Flaubert, Joyce and Eliot, and helped shape modern language and culture.” (Overdrive summary)

10- A Brief History of Time/ by Stephen W. Hawking, read by Michael Jackson
“”Lively and provocative… Mr. Hawking clearly possesses a natural teacher’s gifts-easy, good-natured humor and an ability to illustrate highly complex proposition with analogies plucked from daily life.” -The New York Times
“Charming and Lucid…( A book of) sunny brilliance”. – The New Yorker
“This book marries a child’s wonder to a genius intellect. We journey into Hawking’s universe while marveling at his mind -The Sunday Time (London).
“He can explain the complexities of cosmological physics with an engaging combination of clarity and wit… His is a brain of extraordinary power.”-The New York Review Books.” (Overdrive summary)

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