Stories to listen to

This is a list of the newest fiction audiobooks we received in February. Enjoy!

The Good Children: A Novel of Suspense/ by Kate Wilhelm; read by Carrington MacDuffie
“It started with a promise, a pact. It became a secret that no one must tell: that their parents were dead and gone, including the one they’d buried in the backyard.
Now the McNair children are growing older, discovering love, college, and careers. But their lie haunts them. Their home holds them captive. Only the horrifying truth of their mother’s death can set the children free. And only the truth can destroy them all.” (Overdrive summary)

The Adventures of Sally/ by P. G. Wodehouse; read by Frederick Davidson
“Pretty, impecunious Sally Nicholas never dreamed a fortune could prove a disadvantage, until she becomes an heiress and watches in bewilderment as her orderly existence goes haywire. Coping first with her brother’s wild theatrical ambitions, then with the defection of her fiancé and his immediate replacement by a much more appropriate but strangely unattractive suitor, Sally finds that life in New York is becoming altogether too complicated and a trip to England only makes the whole situation worse.
But just as Sally was concluding that she has disastrously misplaced her bets, it looks as if a piece of speculation on an outsider might just give her adventures a happy ending…
P.G. Wodehouse is in sparkling form, in a story set on both sides of the Atlantic in the Roaring Twenties.” (Overdrive summary)

Ægypt: Ægypt Series, Book 1/ by John Crowley
“Is there more than one history of the world? This is the question Pierce Moffett is seeking to answer when, jilted and newly jobless, he gets off a bus by chance in the Faraway Hills and steps unawares into a story that has been awaiting him there. His search will bring him into contact with Rosie Rasmussen, another seeker marked by loss. And it will lead them both on a path toward the longed-for country of our oldest dreams and most unanswerable desires, toward a magnificent discovery. From the award-winning author of Little, Big comes this daring and great-hearted novel, which when first published was named a New York Times Notable Book of the year.” (Overdrive summary)

Other Kingdoms/ by Richard Matheson; read by Bronson Pinchot
“For over half a century, Richard Matheson has enthralled and terrified readers with such timeless classics as I Am Legend, Somewhere in Time, and What Dreams May Come. Now the grand master returns with a bewitching tale of erotic suspense and enchantment.
The year is 1918. Alex White, a young American soldier recently wounded in the Great War, comes to Gatford to escape his troubled past. The pastoral English village seems the perfect spot to heal his wounded body and soul, but the neighboring woods are said to be haunted by capricious, even malevolent, spirits. He is warned to steer clear of the woods, and the perilous faerie kingdom it borders, but Alex cannot help himself. Drawn to its verdant mysteries, he finds love, danger, and wonders that will forever change his view of the world. Other Kingdoms casts a magical spell, as conjured by a truly legendary storyteller.” (Overdrive summary)

The Pursuit of Lucy Banning: A Novel/ by Olivia Newport; read by Eleni Pappageorge
“She has a secret to keep. But will she give her heart away?
Lucy Banning may live on the exclusive Prairie Avenue among Chicago’s rich and famous, but her heart lies elsewhere. Expected to marry an up-and-coming banker from a respected family, Lucy fears she will be forced to abandon her charity work and squeeze herself into the mold of the well-dressed wife who spends most of her time and money redecorating.
When she meets Will, an unconventional young architect who is working on plans for the upcoming 1893 World’s Fair, Lucy imagines a life lived on her own terms. Can she break away from her family’s expectations? And will she ever be loved for who she truly is?
Get swept away into the lavish world of Chicago’s high society as Olivia Newport brings to life an age of glitz and grandeur, stark social contrasts, and one woman who dares to cross class lines for what she believes.” (Overdrive summary)

Willy and Alvirah/ by Mary Higgins Clark; read by Carol Higgins Clark
Death at the Cape
Cynthia Lathern has come back to Cape Cod from prison to find out who really killed her stepfather, but neither she nor the real murderer counted on help from her lottery-winning neighbor Alvirah Meehan.
Plumbing for Willy
After a lottery win makes them famous, Willy and Alvirah Meehan are targeted by ex-cons, but the bad new for the bad guys is Alvirah’s quick changes into a cleaning woman and Willy’s love of plumbing.
The Body in the Closet
When state lottery winner Alvirah Meehan and her husband Willy return from London, she discovers the body of actress Fiona Winters in their New York apartment and begins a search for clues that may be too much for her own good.
SPECIAL BONUS RECORDING: Stowaway and Milk Run.” (Overdrive summary)