Fiction to your ears

Get your headphones ready, there are new Audiobooks to be listened to courtesy of Wellington City Libraries. Our new additions include science-fiction, suspense, romance, and murder mysteries.

Absolution Gap – Revelation Space Series, Book 4 ; Edition: Unabridged/ by Alastair Reynolds, read by John Lee
“The Inhibitors were designed to eliminate any life-form reaching a certain level of intelligence—and they’ve targeted humanity. War veteran Clavain and a ragtag group of refugees have fled into hiding. Their leadership is faltering, and their situation is growing more desperate. But their little colony has just received an unexpected visitor: an avenging angel with the power to lead mankind to safety—or draw down its darkest enemy.
And as she leads them to an apparently insignificant moon light-years away, it begins to dawn on Clavain and his companions that to beat one enemy, it may be necessary to forge an alliance with something much worse.” (Overdrive summary)

Death Comes to Pemberley ; Edition: Unabridged/ by P. D. James, read by Sheila Mitchell
“P. D. James masterfully recreates the world of Pride and Prejudice, and combines it with the excitement and suspense of a brilliantly-crafted crime story.
The year is 1803, and Darcy and Elizabeth have been married for six years. There are now two handsome and healthy sons in the nursery, Elizabeth’s beloved sister Jane and her husband Bingley live nearby, and the orderly world of Pemberley seems unassailable.
But all this is threatened when, on the eve of the annual autumn ball while the guests are preparing to retire for the night, a chaise appears, rocking down the path from Pemberley’s wild woodland. As it pulls up, Lydia Wickham – Elizabeth’s younger, unreliable sister – stumbles out screaming that her husband has been murdered.
Death Comes to Pemberley – inspired by P. D. James’s lifelong passion for the work of Jane Austen – is a distinguished work of fiction from one of the best-loved and most-read writers of our time.” (Overdrive summary)

The House in Amalfi: A Novel ; Edition: Unabridged/ by Elizabeth Adler, read by Carrington MacDuffie
“Elizabeth Adler is a master at depicting lush scenery, gourmet food, and the joys of travel. Here she tells the story of Lamour Harrington, a recent widow. She’s immersed herself in landscape architecture, but even creating beautiful outdoor “rooms” can’t bring back her happiness. When she’s faced with a devastating truth about the husband she adored, Lamour returns to the house on the Amalfi coast where she’d lived with her father during the happiest years of her childhood. There, she finds dangerous secrets, breathtaking beauty, two mysterious and compelling men, and the courage to live life to the fullest.” (Overdrive summary)

Mr. Perfect ; Edition: Unabridged/ by Linda Howard, read by Laura Hicks
“The deliciously racy topic that Jaine Bright and her three girlfriends are pondering one night at their favorite after-hours hot spot: Mr. Perfect. Would he be tall, dark, and handsome? Caring and warmhearted–or will just muscular do? As their conversation heats up, they concoct a tongue-in-cheek checklist that becomes an overnight sensation, spreading like wildfire at work and sizzling along e-mail lines. But what began as a joke among friends turns deadly serious when one of the four women is murdered…Turning to her neighbor, an unpredictable police detective, for help, Jaine must unmask a killer to save her friends–and herself. Now, knowing whom to trust and whom to love is a matter of survival–as the dream of Mr. Perfect becomes a chilling nightmare.” (Overdrive summary)

Black Diamond – Bruno, Chief of Police Series, Book 3 ; Edition: Unabridged/ by Martin Walker, read by Bill Wallis
“France’s PĂ©rigord region is the home of the black truffle, and at five thousand euros a kilo, the exquisite ‘Black Diamond’ is a treasured local asset. When reports come in that this unique delicacy is being adulterated with a cheaper Chinese version, Captain Bruno Courrèges is asked to investigate the scam.
But matters take a much darker turn when a horrific murder occurs, and Bruno has his work cut out to find the connection between present crimes and long-buried ones that are linked to France’s colonial past.” (Overdrive Summary)