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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 Books for 03/29/2012:

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

FICTION:

State Of Wonder by Ann Patchett

The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings

This is the novel that was adapted into the Oscar nominated film (the screenplay adaption won an Oscar) directed by Alexander Payne and starring George Clooney. The movie is very good, and we’d definitely recommend the book to anyone who likes funny and poignant character-driven stories, and who likes to read the book before the movie. Check out a review of the book in The New York Times, and the author’s website.

Paradise by Toni Morrison

Red Inferno: 1945 by Robert Conroy

The Fallen Angels by Bernard Cornwell and Susannah Kells

The Valcourt Heiress by Catherine Coulter

100 Bullets: The Deluxe Edition, Book 1 by Brian Azzarello and illustrated by Eduardo Risso

Like the cover blurb says, Azzarello and Risso’s long running comic book series from DC/Vertigo comics was “one of the greatest works of crime fiction in any medium,” telling some very hard-boiled pulp/noir stories in a very modern way. And this is where it began with it’s very simple initial premise: A mysterious man named Graves would visit people who had been the victim of a serious wrong and present them with evidence of who it was that was responsible for their plight. In the vein of revenge he’d then offer them a handgun and the eponymous 100 bullets, all untraceable by the police. And a lot of very interesting and very dark and very complex stories would spin out of that. Here are reviews of the series at Wired, The Comics Journal, and Pop Matters, and an interview with writer Brian Azzarello at The Onion AV Club.

The Glass Rainbow by James Lee Burke

NON-FICTION:

Women Pilots Of World War II by Jean Hascall Cole

Playing With Trains: A Passion Beyond Scale by Sam Posey

Forged: Writing In The Name Of God – Why The Bible’s Authors Are Not Who We Think They Are by Bart D. Ehrman

Harriet Tubman: Myth, Memory, And History by Milton C. Sernett

Marie Antoinette by Antonia Fraser

Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell

This is a very fun and informative look at history by journalism, essayist, social commentator, and This American Life contributor Vowell, who looks at America’s imperialist desires and manifest destiny ideals at the end of the 19th century, and which lead to America annexing Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, and invading Cuba and the Philippines. Vowell also talks about the culture clash as Christian missionaries swiftly moved in and tried to convert the far more laid back native Hawaiians to the American way of life. Here’s an interview with the author, and you can find interesting reviews of the book at The Los Angeles Times and in The New York Times.

And here’s an odd fun fact for you: Sarah Vowell, seen above, voiced the character Violet in Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles.

This Is Your Brain On Music: The Science Of A Human Obsession by Daniel J. Levitin

Raw Basics: Incorporating Raw Living Foods Into Your Diet Using Easy And Delicious Recipes by Jenny Ross

The Intimate Lives Of The Founding Fathers by Thomas Fleming

The Reading Promise: My Father And The Books We Shared by Alice Ozma

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Please note that books 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 books for Adults:

03/01/12.

02/02/11.

01/27/12.

12/27/11.

And for Young Adults:

03/20/12.

03/06/12.

02/21/12.

02/09/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

03/27/12.

03/13/12.

02/28/12.

02/23/12.