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New and Featured Audiobooks for 07/05/12:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new audiobooks (or at least new to us) added to our library collection, which come in several different formats…

Audiobooks on CD…

FICTION:

Of Mice And Men by John Steinbeck, and read by Mark Hammer

Star Wars: Fate Of The Jedi – Conviction by Aaron Allston, and read by Marc Thompson

A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore, and read by Fisher Stevens

1022 Evergreen Place by Debbie Macomber, and read by Sandra Burr

The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly, and read by Peter Giles

Big Sur by Jack Kerouac, and read by Grover Gardner

Behind The Curtain by Peter Abrahams, and read by Colleen Delaney

Best Kept Secrets by Sandra Brown, and read by Dick Hill

Running Blind by Lee Child, and read by Dick Hill

Supreme Power by Jeff Shesol, and read by Mel Foster

Brought In Dead by Jack Higgins, and read by Michael Page

NON-FICTION:

A Country Of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, The Mexican War And The Conquest Of The American Continent by Robert W. Merry, and read by Michael Prichard

Adapt: Why Success Always Stars With Failure by Tim Harford, and read by Jonathan Keeble

Physics Of The Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny And Our Daily Lives By The Year 2100 by Michio Kaku, and read by Feodor Chin

Unbroken: A World War II Story Of Survivial, Resilience, And Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand, and read by Edward Herrmann

Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action by Simon Sinek and read by the author

And we also have Audiobooks in the Playaway format…

FICTION:

The Centurion’s Wife by Davis Bunn and Janette Oke, and read by Aimee Lilly

Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen, and read by David LeDoux and John Randolph Jones

Revenge Of The Kudzu Debutantes by Cathy Holton, and read by Marguerite Gavin

Master And Commander by Patrick O’Brian, and read by Simon Vance

The Wife’s Tale by Lori Lansens, and read by Justine Eyre

Flash Forward by Robert J. Sawyer, and read by Mark Deakins

Gerald’s Game by Stephen King, and read by Lindsay Crouse

The 47th Samurai by Stephen Hunter, and read by Buck Schirner

The Cheater by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg, and read by Hillary Huber

NON-FICTION:

Arabic For Dummies by David F. DiMeo

Animal Magnetism: My Life With Creatures Great And Small by Rita Mae Brown

The Face Of Battle by John Keegan, and read by Robert Whitfield

Rapid Italian, vol. 1

As the subtitle promises: “200+ essential words and phrases anchored into your long-term memory with great music.” I guess you can’t go wrong with that, right?

A Country Of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, The Mexican War, And The Conquest Of The American Continent by Robert W. Merry, and read by Michael Prichard

Before You Do: Making Great Decisions That You Won’t Regret by T. D. Jakes and read by the author.

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If you are unsure about the playaway format, check out our previous post on audiobooks selections, which has a little more information.

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Please note that audiobooks mentioned here could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk OR send us an email at robinsbaselibrary@gmail.com and we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.

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Previous New/Featured books for Adults:

06/27/12.

06/14/12.

06/07/12.

05/31/12.

05/01/12.

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New and Featured DVDs for 02/07/12:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new DVDs and materials (or at least new to us) added to our library collection…

FICTION:

The Orphanage

Fish Tank

Lord Of War

Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves

Attack Of The Block

2011, directed by Joe Cornish. This British science fiction action film about a group of urban youths taking on an alien invasion is already a cult classic. Roger Ebert gave the film 3 stars and one of our patrons assured me the other day that this movie is a lot of fun.

Premonition

Brief Encounter

1945, directed by David Lean. Based on the play by Noël Coward, the film stars Trevor Howard and Cecilia Johnson and challenged the traditional ideas of British suburban life when a bored housewife finds real, passionate love outside of her marriage and has to deal with the powerful emotions that come with such a revelation.

The Man Who Would Be King

O Brother, Where Art Though?

The Shining

1980, directed by Stanley Kubrick. Stars Jack Nicholson and loosely adapts Stephen King’s novel. Jack Nicholson, a family trapped in a hotel isolated by a snowstorm, the dangerous of alcoholism, psychic kids, and some very, very malevolent ghosts.  Stanely Kubrick was at the top of his game here and this is not just a horror/thriller classic, but one of the scariest movies ever.

Braveheart

The Eiger Sanction

Speed Racer

NON-FICTION:

Freakonomics

2010. The classic and bestselling book by economist Steven D. Levitt and journalist Stephen J. Dubner gets a very interesting documentary adaptation, featuring six different directors – including Super Size Me‘s Morgan Spurlock and Jesus Camp‘s Rachel Grady – bringing its various segments to life, all featuring a look at human behavior  and why we do the things we do through an interesting bit of research that combines economics and sociology. This is a fun and interesting movie. And you should all check out the Freakonomics blog.

Ultimate Factories: Coca-Cola

Hitler’s Museum: The Secret History Of Art Theft During World War II

Freedom Riders

Ghost Ships

Crazy Love

2007, directed by Dan Klores and Fisher Stevens. A morbidly fascinating story that proves that not only is the truth stranger than fiction, but that you really do only hurt the one you love. You can read reviews for the documentary in The San Francisco Chronicle and Peter Traver’s review in The Rolling Stone, and check out the trailer below:

Hoop Dreams

Howard Hughes: The Real Aviator

Waiting For “Superman”

2010, directed by Davis Guggenheim. This powerful, passionate documentary deals with the failures of the American education system and focuses on several children hoping to get a better education via participating in a lottery to gain admission to high performing charter schools. Some reviews point out that the film could be a strong point in a revolution to reform our education system while others point out that the documentary is highly critical and not entirely representative of teacher’s unions. But it definitely makes for compelling viewing.

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Please note that DVDs could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk and we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.

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Previous New/Featured DVDs:

12/30/11.

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Previous New/Featured books:

02/02/12.

01/27/12.

12/27/11.

12/23/11.

12/19/11.

12/17/11.