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Fiction

  • Title : Killing pace
    Killing pace
    • Author : Schofield, Douglas
    • Narrator : Faline Bobier.
    • System Number : AM13132
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 47 minutes
    • Genre : Suspense stories.
    • Summary :
      Three important questions have plagued Lisa Green for the past two months since she crawled barefoot and bleeding from the wreckage of a catastrophic car accident: Where am I?
      Three important questions have plagued Lisa Green for the past two months since she crawled barefoot and bleeding from the wreckage of a catastrophic car accident: Where am I? How did I get here? and most importantly, Who am I? Her boyfriend Roland has been nursing her back to health under close watch. Lisa has amnesia. They both know that, but only Lisa knows that she hasn’t lost her ability to reason. And reason tells her that she is not Roland’s girlfriend. She is his prisoner. Escape is her only option, and Lisa must figure out who she can trust and how to stay alive. It's bad enough that she's been held against her will, but worse, it seems that she wasn't randomly chosen. There's more to her story than kidnapping, and the details appear to cross borders and continents. With organized criminals hard on her heels, Lisa must expose her enemies before they choose their next victim.

  • Title : Three daughters of Eve
    Three daughters of Eve
    • Author : Shafak, Elif
    • Narrator : Bonnie Horton. (Female)
    • System Number : AM13140
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours 39 minutes
    • Genre : Domestic fiction.
    • Summary :
      Peri, a married, wealthy, beautiful Turkish woman, is on her way to a dinner party in Istanbul when a beggar snatches her handbag.
      Peri, a married, wealthy, beautiful Turkish woman, is on her way to a dinner party in Istanbul when a beggar snatches her handbag. As she wrestles to get it back, a photograph falls to the ground--an old polaroid of three young women and their university professor. A relic from a past Peri had tried desperately to forget. Peri arrives at the party and navigates the tensions that simmer in this crossroads country between East and West, religious and secular, rich and poor. Over the course of the dinner, and amidst an opulence that is surely ill-begotten, terrorist attacks occur across the city. Competing in Peri's mind are the memories invoked by her almost-lost polaroid, of the time years earlier when she was sent abroad to attend Oxford. As a young woman there, she had become friends with the charming, adventurous Shirin, a fully assimilated Iranian girl, and Mona, a devout Egyptian-American. Their arguments about Islam and feminism find focus in the charismatic but controversial Professor Azur, who teaches divinity, but in unorthodox ways. As the terrorist attacks come ever closer, Peri is moved to recall the scandal that tore them all apart.

  • Title : Design for dying
    Design for dying
    • Author : Patrick, Renee
    • Narrator : Jo Ayers. (Female)
    • System Number : AM13141
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours 53 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      Los Angeles, 1937.
      Los Angeles, 1937. Lillian Frost has traded dreams of stardom for security as a department store salesgirl . . . until she discovers she's a suspect in the murder of her former roommate, Ruby Carroll. Party girl Ruby died wearing a gown she stole from the wardrobe department at Paramount Pictures, domain of Edith Head.Edith has yet to win the first of her eight Academy Awards; right now she's barely hanging on to her job, and a scandal is the last thing she needs. To clear Lillian's name and save Edith's career, the two women join forces.Unraveling the mystery pits them against a Hungarian princess on the lam, a hotshot director on the make, and a private investigator who's not on the level. All they have going for them are dogged determination, assists from the likes of Bob Hope and Barbara Stanwyck, and a killer sense of style. In show business, that just might be enough.The first in a series of riveting behind-the-scenes mysteries, Renee Patrick's Design for Dying is a delightful romp through Hollywood's Golden Age.

  • Title : Indian Arm
    Indian Arm
    • Author : Kanagawa, Hiro; Ibsen, Henrik;
    • Narrator : Jane Carnwath. (Female)
    • System Number : AM13142
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 2 hours 34 minutes
    • Genre : Domestic fiction.
    • Summary :
      Rita and Alfred Allmers live in an isolated family cabin on native leasehold land overlooking Indian Arm, a still untamed glacial fjord just north of Vancouver, BC.
      Rita and Alfred Allmers live in an isolated family cabin on native leasehold land overlooking Indian Arm, a still untamed glacial fjord just north of Vancouver, BC. With Alfred--a formerly promising novelist--now struggling with his latest work, Rita has been tasked with caring for their adopted son Wolfie, a sensitive First Nations teen who has been designated as "special needs" for much of his life. Rita's resentments and frustrations are further embittered by her younger half-sister, Asta, a constant reminder of the innocence, idealism, and sexual allure Rita once had and yearns for again. The fragile impasse of their lives is torn asunder by the appearance of Janice, the surviving member of the Indigenous family who leased the land to Rita and Asta's reclusive and mysterious father over fifty years ago. With the lease now expired, they are all engulfed by the secrets and contradictions of their lives and of the land itself--in both the past and the present--and their stories are drawn inexorably toward an unspeakable tragedy. Adapted from Henrik Ibsen's Little Eyolf.

  • Title : The poisoned chalice
    The poisoned chalice
    • Author : Knight, Bernard
    • Narrator : Hugh Gunz. (Male)
    • System Number : AM13144
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours 43 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      When Christina, the daughter of an Exeter businessman, is raped, Crowner (coroner) John must bring the unknown assailant to justice.
      When Christina, the daughter of an Exeter businessman, is raped, Crowner (coroner) John must bring the unknown assailant to justice. Then Lady Adele de Courcey dies after an illegal abortion, and John suspects the two events are related.

  • Title : The shoe on the roof
    The shoe on the roof
    • Author : Ferguson, Will
    • Narrator : Roger Petersen. (Male)
    • System Number : AM13146
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 44 minutes
    • Genre : Suspense stories.
    • Summary :
      Ever since his girlfriend dumped him, Thomas Rosanoff's life is on a downward spiral.
      Ever since his girlfriend dumped him, Thomas Rosanoff's life is on a downward spiral. A gifted med student, he has spent his entire adulthood struggling to escape the legacy of his father, an esteemed psychiatrist who used him as a test subject when he was a boy. Thomas lived his entire young life as the "Boy in the Box," watched by researchers behind two-way glass. But now the tables have turned. Thomas is the researcher, and his subjects are three homeless men, all of whom claim to be messiahs--but no three people can be the one and only savior of the world. Thomas is determined to "cure" the three men of their delusions, and in so doing save his career-and maybe even his love life. But when Thomas's father intervenes in the experiment, events spin out of control and Thomas must confront the voices he hears in the labyrinth of his own mind.

  • Title : Dangerous to know
    Dangerous to know
    • Author : Patrick, Renee
    • Narrator : Dvora Levinson. (Female)
    • System Number : AM13148
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours 5 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      Los Angeles, 1938.
      Los Angeles, 1938. The émigré pianist in Marlene Dietrich's budding nightclub act has vanished. Lillian reluctantly agrees to look for him... and finds him dead. Dietrich blames agents of the Reich. As Lillian and Edith unravel intrigue extending from Paramount's Bronson Gate to FDR's Oval Office, only one thing is certain: they'll do it in style. Sequel to "Design for dying".

  • Title : Fire in the stars
    Fire in the stars
    • Author : Fradkin, Barbara
    • Narrator : Lucille Narun. (Female)
    • System Number : AM13149
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours 16 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      After surviving a horrific trauma in Nigeria, international aid worker Amanda Doucette returns to Canada to rebuild her life and her shaken ideals.
      After surviving a horrific trauma in Nigeria, international aid worker Amanda Doucette returns to Canada to rebuild her life and her shaken ideals. There, the once-passionate, adventurous woman needs all her strength and ingenuity when a friend and fellow survivor goes missing along with his son. A trained first-aid and crisis responder, Doucette -- always accompanied by her beloved dog Kaylee -- joins forces with RCMP officer Chris Tymko to discover the truth about the disappearance. Their search leads them to the Great Northern Peninsula, a rugged landscape of Viking history, icebergs, whales, and fierce ocean storms. Elsewhere, a body gets hauled up in a fisherman's net, and evidence is mounting of an unsettling connection with Amanda's search for her friend. Followed by "The trickster's lullaby".

  • Title : They know not what they do
    They know not what they do
    • Author : Valtonen, Jussi
    • Narrator : Deborah Kipp. (Female)
    • System Number : AM13153
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 19 hours 43 minutes
    • Genre : Suspense stories.
    • Summary :
      Translated from the Finnish by Kristian London.
      Translated from the Finnish by Kristian London. Joe Chayefski has got what he always wanted: a reputation as one of America's top neuroscientists, a beautiful wife and two perfect daughters. But his carefully created idyll is threatened when his Baltimore neuroscience lab is targeted by animal rights activists. The attack is followed by a phone call from Joe's ex-wife in Finland. Two decades have passed since he abandoned Alina and their young son, Samuel, returning to America to advance his career. Now Samuel is somewhere in the States, and Alina fears he is looking for revenge. As Joe struggles to protect his new family from the increasing threat of violence - and to save his eldest daughter from the clutches of an unscrupulous tech company - he is forced to reconsider his priorities and take drastic action to save those he loves. Winner of the 2014 Finlandia Prize.

  • Title : The black peacock
    The black peacock
    • Author : Manley, Rachel
    • Narrator : Stephen Pineo and Louise Polika. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : AM13154
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 6 hours 48 minutes
    • Genre : Domestic fiction.
    • Summary :
      Friends since attending university in Jamacia, Lethe and Daniel have long realized they would never be good for each other.
      Friends since attending university in Jamacia, Lethe and Daniel have long realized they would never be good for each other. But Lethe is Daniel's muse, and theirs is a connection that proves unbreakable as they spend the next thirty years crisscrossing the Caribbean and travelling the world in search of love, work, and home. Now, Daniel has become an internationally renowned prize-winning poet, and Lethe aspires to be a writer in her own right. His invitation to her to join him at an isolated retread, Peacock Island, gives them both a chance to reflect on the life they've shared.

  • Title : The last half of the year
    The last half of the year
    • Author : Rowe, Paul
    • Narrator : Dave Budden. (Male)
    • System Number : AM13156
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 6 hours 22 minutes
    • Genre : Domestic fiction.
    • Summary :
      Jason Dade, quixotic hero of this 1970s coming-of-age novel, is on a quest.
      Jason Dade, quixotic hero of this 1970s coming-of-age novel, is on a quest. He must decipher cryptic signs on his journey to meet an elusive figure known only as The Man. His father, Saul Dade, broods restlessly at hope, helpless to intervene. Their interwoven narratives include idyllic descriptions of rural childhood, the grim spectre of war, the harsh realities of leaving the nest, and finding the way back home. Renews the age-old configuration of innocence and experience in this, at times, darkly humourous story of a father and son whose lives cast shadows over one another across time.

  • Title : The man who was no one
    The man who was no one
    • Author : Graham, Hugh
    • Narrator : Boaz Schuman. (Male)
    • System Number : AM13157
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 5 hours 34 minutes
    • Genre : Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      As he lies face down, the last few months pass though his head in a tumult.
      As he lies face down, the last few months pass though his head in a tumult. Above all, the last hours, a bloody nocturnal journey through the underworld of the Revolutionary justice system. Judged by a committee he headed only a few days ago that's part of a system he helped to create. Remorse and relentless second-guessing give way to resentment and rage until the fury turns to self-reproach and in the last moments the intimate memories of family and friends turn, finally, to agony.

  • Title : First snow, last light
    First snow, last light
    • Author : Johnston, Wayne
    • Narrator : Stephen Pineo. Iole Fabbro. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : AM13158
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 14 hours 49 minutes
    • Genre : Suspense stories.
    • Summary :
      Ned Vatcher, only 14, ambles home from school before the first storm of 1936 to find the house locked, the family car missing, and his parents gone without a trace.
      Ned Vatcher, only 14, ambles home from school before the first storm of 1936 to find the house locked, the family car missing, and his parents gone without a trace. From that point on, his life is driven by the need to find out what happened to the Vanished Vatchers. His father, Edgar, born to a poor family of fishermen, had risen to become the right-hand man to the colony's prime minister, then suffered an unexpected fall from grace. While searching for the truth, Ned finds himself enmeshed in the family of his missing father, who are themselves haunted by the inexplicable disappearance of a third Vatcher, a young man who was lost at sea on a calm and sunny day years earlier. Two other people loom large as Ned becomes Newfoundland's first media mogul, building an empire to insulate him from loss: a Jesuit priest named Father Duggan, and Sheilagh Fielding, a boozy giantess who, while wandering the city streets at night, composes satiric columns that scandalize the rich and powerful.

  • Title : Once more with feeling
    Once more with feeling
    • Author : Cook, Méira
    • Narrator : Louise Polika. (Female)
    • System Number : AM13159
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 15 hours 11 minutes
    • Genre : Domestic fiction.
    • Summary :
      After twenty years Max Binder is still in love with his fiery wife, Maggie, and is determined to get her the perfect fortieth birthday gift.
      After twenty years Max Binder is still in love with his fiery wife, Maggie, and is determined to get her the perfect fortieth birthday gift. But Max’s singular desire - to make his wife happy - leads to an unexpected event that changes the course of his family’s life and touches the people who make up their western prairie city.

  • Title : Glory
    Glory
    • Author : Wigmore, Gillian
    • Narrator : Jan Doherty. Dave Budden. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : AM13160
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 5 hours 58 minutes
    • Genre : Domestic fiction.
    • Summary :
      In a boom town dominated by a man-eating lake, Renee and Danny Chance start a new life in his grandfather's cabin.
      In a boom town dominated by a man-eating lake, Renee and Danny Chance start a new life in his grandfather's cabin. Renee struggles to keep her head above water until she is drawn into the orbit of two beautifully notorious bar-singer cousins, and all three women are called to test the bonds of blood and loyalty. A polyphonic fable riddled with tall tales, "Glory" explores what it means to be a woman in north-central BC by flooding the shores of the human heart.

  • Title : I am a truck
    I am a truck
    • Author : Winters, Michelle
    • Narrator : Bennett McCardle. (Female)
    • System Number : AM13161
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 4 hours 35 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      Agathe and Réjean Lapointe are about to celebrate their twentieth wedding anniversary when Réjean's beloved Chevy Silverado is found abandoned at the side of the road--with no trace of Réjean.
      Agathe and Réjean Lapointe are about to celebrate their twentieth wedding anniversary when Réjean's beloved Chevy Silverado is found abandoned at the side of the road--with no trace of Réjean. Agathe handles her grief by fondling the shirts in the Big and Tall department at Hickey's Family Apparel and carrying on a relationship with a cigarette survey. As her hope dwindles, Agathe falls in with her spirited coworker, Debbie, who teaches Agathe about rock and roll, and with Martin Bureau, the one man who might know.

  • Title : Stranglehold
    Stranglehold
    • Author : Rotenberg, Robert
    • Narrator : Gina Clayton. (Female)
    • System Number : AM13163
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours 54 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      It's just after Labour Day and the city is kicking back into gear.
      It's just after Labour Day and the city is kicking back into gear. All eyes are on the hotly contested election for Toronto's next mayor and crime is the big issue. Greene is no stranger to the worst of what the city has to offer, but even he is unprepared for what happens next when he stumbles upon a horrific homicide.

  • Title : The case of the curious cook
    The case of the curious cook
    • Author : Ace, Cathy
    • Narrator : Simon Curwen. (Male)
    • System Number : AM13168
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 13 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      Henry Devereaux Twyst, eighteenth Duke of Chellingworth, is terribly worried about some water damage to the priceless books in his lower library, so retains the services of a local book restorer to tackle much-needed repairs.
      Henry Devereaux Twyst, eighteenth Duke of Chellingworth, is terribly worried about some water damage to the priceless books in his lower library, so retains the services of a local book restorer to tackle much-needed repairs. The antiquarian also runs the Crooks and Cooks bookshop with his daughter - local TV celebrity chef, The Curious Cook. When the book restorer mentions some strange shenanigans going on at the book shop, Dowager Duchess Althea brings the case to her colleagues at the WISE Enquiries Agency. As the WISE women try to unravel one puzzle from their base at stately Chellingworth Hall, they then get embroiled in another when they come across a valuable book of miniatures which seems to be the work of a local famous artist, murdered by her own brother. Are the cases linked and why do both mysteries lead to a nearby old folks' home? The WISE women are on the case - and nothing will get in their way... or will it? Sequel to "The case of the missing Morris dancer".

  • Title : The green chamber
    The green chamber
    • Author : Desjardins, Martine
    • Narrator : John Rammell. (Male)
    • System Number : AM13170
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 6 hours 56 minutes
    • Genre : Domestic fiction.
    • Summary :
      Translated from the French by Fred A.
      Translated from the French by Fred A. Reed and David Homel. Set between 1913 and 1963 in one of Montreal's well-known, upper-middle-class, suburban neighbourhoods, Martine Desjardins's The Green Chamber is a riveting, fast-paced, highly atmospheric novel that chronicles the decline of a wealthy French-Canadian family over the course of three generations. Every house has its secrets, but none hides them better than the august house of the Delorme family. With its sixty-seven locks, brass-grilled counters, and impenetrable underground vault - where lie the mummified remains of a woman clutching a brick between her teeth - the Delorme residence may be apprehended as The Green Chamber's central persona. A private bank of a sort, it has always held its lot of ill-acquired gains, hidden vices, cruel rituals, and illicit substances away from prying eyes. Louis-Dollard Delorme, his miserly wife Estelle, and his three spinster sisters revere money so much that they have converted their residence's "green chamber" into a place of worship and have elevated domestic penny-pinching to an art form. As for the family's heir, Vincent, they intend for him to make a highly profitable marriage - a reasonable prospect, until the day when the house opens its doors to Penny Sterling, a young woman whose means equal only her curiosity. Desjardins's humorous gothic saga - with its gallery of eccentric characters who play the races in secret and sniff vanilla extract - reveals and revels in the fate of family fortunes: the first generation makes the money, the second generation maintains it, and the third blows it. The novel's plot and themes arise, larger than life, from the history of the author's own family, and from that of her suburban hometown, Mount Royal, whose founding is closely linked to the development of Canada's national railroad and early industry. The Green Chamber exposes the birth of capitalistic religiosity and sheds light on our economic present: personal finances, once based on a nest-egg savings system, have become a credit-based and debt-ridden travesty

  • Title : The return of Kid Cooper
    The return of Kid Cooper
    • Author : Smith, Brad J.
    • Narrator : Roger Ashby. (Male)
    • System Number : AM13173
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 19 minutes
    • Genre : Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      The year is 1910.
      The year is 1910. Nate Cooper is an old-school cowboy who has spent nearly thirty years in a Montana prison of a wrongful life sentence for a false murder conviction. Nate's moral compass is true and unwavering: he does all the wrong things for all the right reasons. Upon his release he learns that the turn of the century has brought great change--none of it good. Horses are being replaced by the motorcar, his girlfriend has long ago married his best friend, his nemesis is running for Governor, and the Blackfoot Indians (the people he went to prison trying to defend) are still being betrayed by ranchers. So some things haven't changed. Nate is one of them. He returns to his Northern Montana ranching town a free man and stirs up the pot of controversy immediately--seeking justice, evading hired guns, brawling in saloons, righting past wrongs, and ferreting out--with the help of a young newspaper reporter and the woman he used to love--a fraudulent boundary adjustment robbing the Blackfoot (again) of their territory. Along the way, he ruffles feathers all the way to the State House, and before the storm he brings is over, he and the friends of his youth will all pay a shockingly high price for justice.

  • Title : The comedian
    The comedian
    • Author : Martini, Clem
    • Narrator : Desmond Scott. (Male)
    • System Number : AM13174
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours 51 minutes
    • Genre : Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      Titus Maccius Plautus' career is on the decline.
      Titus Maccius Plautus' career is on the decline. Once famous for bringing Greek comedies to the Roman world, now he struggles to stage a single play. Unlucky with money and unlucky in love, Plautus faces the world with wry dignity. This could be the performance that returns fortune and reputation, or the one that ends it all. Engaging, thoughtful, and funny, "The Comedian" dives into the rough and tumble world of arts in its infancy. Martini draws on his experience to bring to life the signs and sounds of a world where playwrights suffered and succeeded - but mostly suffered.

  • Title : Hottentot Venus : a novel
    Hottentot Venus : a novel
    • Author : Chase-Riboud, Barbara.
    • Narrator : Peggy Mahon. (Female)
    • System Number : AM13476
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 15 hours 5 minutes
    • Genre : Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      Sarah Baartman has lost her family in the Dutch and English massacres of 1810 South Africa, and faces certain death by staying.
      Sarah Baartman has lost her family in the Dutch and English massacres of 1810 South Africa, and faces certain death by staying. She ends up in London, dancing in a cage and displayed as a primitive oddity. Alice, Sarah's English governess, truly cares for her, but Sarah, initially wanting fame, is essentially a slave - unable to return home, surviving through self-denial and gin, and humiliated even in death. A dramatization of a true story. Some descriptions of sex, violence, and strong language.

  • Title : Hysteria
    Hysteria
    • Author : De Mariaffi, Elisabeth.
    • Narrator : Charlotte Smart.
    • System Number : AM13478
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours 21 minutes
    • Genre : Suspense stories.
    • Summary :
      Heike Lerner's life looks perfect from the outside.
      Heike Lerner's life looks perfect from the outside. But lately, Heike's noticed there are some things out of place - her husband Eric is becoming increasingly more controlling. Something sinister that Heike cannot quite put her finger on is lingering just beneath the surface of this idyllic life. When her son Daniel vanishes, Eric insists on a calm that feels so cold she wonders if she can trust him at all. Could Eric be involved in Daniel's disappearance? The closer Heike gets to the truth, the faster it slips away. But she will not rest until she finds her son.

  • Title : 13 ways of looking at a fat girl
    13 ways of looking at a fat girl
    • Author : Awad, Mona
    • Narrator : Dana Hopkins (Female)
    • System Number : AM14812
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 6 hours 10 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      Growing up in the suburban hell of Misery Saga (a.k.a.
      Growing up in the suburban hell of Misery Saga (a.k.a. Mississauga), Lizzie has never liked the way she looks - even though her best friend Mel says she's the pretty one. She starts dating guys online, but she's afraid to send pictures, even when her skinny friend China does her makeup: she knows no one would want her if they could really see her. So she starts to lose. With punishing drive, she counts almonds consumed, miles logged, pounds dropped. She fights her way into coveted dresses. She grows up and gets thin, navigating double-edged validation from her mother, her friends, her husband, her reflection in the mirror. But no matter how much she loses, will she ever see herself as anything other than a fat girl?

  • Title : The age of hope
    The age of hope
    • Author : Bergen, David
    • Narrator : Deborah Kipp (Female)
    • System Number : AM14816
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 24 minutes
    • Genre : Romance
    • Summary :
      Born in 1930 in a small town outside Winnipeg, beautiful Hope Koop appears destined to have a conventional life.
      Born in 1930 in a small town outside Winnipeg, beautiful Hope Koop appears destined to have a conventional life. But as the decades unfold, what seems to be a safe, predictable existence overwhelms Hope. Where - among the demands of her children, the expectations of her husband and the challenges of her best friend, Emily, who has just read ‘The Feminine Mystique’ - is there room for her? And just who is she anyway? Includes strong language. c2012.

  • Title : Dark flame
    Dark flame
    • Author : Williams, Mary.
    • Narrator : Tessa Johnson. (Female)
    • System Number : S3473
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours
    • Genre : Romance, Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      A saga of four generations of the Pencorrin family of Cornwall, set in Cornwall and America.
      A saga of four generations of the Pencorrin family of Cornwall, set in Cornwall and America. Of Romany gypsies, intrigue, murder and tender romance.

  • Title : City of bones : the mortal instruments, Book 1
    City of bones : the mortal instruments, Book 1
    • Author : Clare, Cassandra
    • Narrator : Ari Graynor.
    • System Number : S14774
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 14 hours 11 minutes
    • Genre : Young adult fiction
    • Summary :
      Clary Fray is seeing things: vampires in Brooklyn and werewolves in Manhattan.
      Clary Fray is seeing things: vampires in Brooklyn and werewolves in Manhattan. Irresistably drawn towards a group of sexy demon hunters, Clary encounters the dark side of New York City, and the dangers of forbidden love.

  • Title : The dead side of the mic : a Charles Paris mystery
    The dead side of the mic : a Charles Paris mystery
    • Author : Brett, Simon.
    • Narrator : Bill Nighy, Suzanne Burden and cast. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : S14806
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 2 hours
    • Genre : Detective and mystery fiction, Drama and plays.
    • Summary :
      Actor and reluctant sleuth Charles Paris is facing chaos on the domestic front.
      Actor and reluctant sleuth Charles Paris is facing chaos on the domestic front. He's lodging with his ex-wife Frances, and now their pregnant daughter has moved in as well. It's all a bit much. So he is over the moon when he lands a job on the BBC Radio Rep - but the ink is barely dry on his contract when a murder takes place in Broadcasting House. (BBC Radio 4 full cast audio dramatisation. First published under title: The dead side of the mike by Gollancz, London in 1980.)

  • Title : Towards zero
    Towards zero
    • Author : Christie, Agatha.
    • Narrator : ast includes Philip Fox, Hugh Bonneville and Marcia Warren. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : S14807
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 1 hours 45 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and mystery fiction, Drama and plays.
    • Summary :
      Lady Tresselian invites several guests to stay at her seaside house at Gull’s Point.
      Lady Tresselian invites several guests to stay at her seaside house at Gull’s Point. When one guest dies suddenly, and another is murdered in her bed, the house party is thrown into turmoil. It is left to Scotland Yard’s Detective Inspector Leach and Mr. Macwhirter, an ex-detective who happens to be another house guest, to solve the case. (BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation. First broadcast 13 January 2010 ; last broadcast 3 February 2010.)

  • Title : The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
    The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
    • Author : McCall Smith, Alexander.
    • Narrator : Lisette Lecat.
    • System Number : S14811
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 15 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      This first novel in Alexander McCall Smith's widely acclaimed The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series tells the story of the delightfully cunning and enormously engaging Precious Ramotswe, who is drawn to her profession to help people with problems in their lives.
      This first novel in Alexander McCall Smith's widely acclaimed The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series tells the story of the delightfully cunning and enormously engaging Precious Ramotswe, who is drawn to her profession to help people with problems in their lives. Immediately upon setting up shop in a small storefront in Gaborone, she is hired to track down a missing husband, uncover a con man, and follow a wayward daughter. But the case that tugs at her heart, and lands her in danger, is a missing eleven-year-old boy, who may have been snatched by witchdoctors.

Young Adult Fiction

  • Title : The winnowing
    The winnowing
    • Author : VanSickle, Vikki
    • Narrator : Lyssa Hersh. (Female)
    • System Number : AM13139
    • Collection : Young Adult Fiction
    • Audio Length : 6 hours 54 minutes
    • Genre : Young adult fiction.
    • Summary :
      Marivic Stone lives in a small world and that's just fine with her.
      Marivic Stone lives in a small world and that's just fine with her. Home is with her beloved grandfather (Gumps) in Darby, New Mexico, a small town that just happens to be famous for a medical discovery that saved humankind--though not without significant repurcussions. Marivic loves her best friend, Saren, and the two of them promise to stick together through thick and thin, and especially through the uncertain winnowing procedure, a now inevitable--but dangerous--part of adolescence. But when news of Saren's death thrusts Marivic into a world of conspiracy, rebellion and revolution, for the first time in her life, Marivic is forced to think and act big. If she is going to avenge Saren and right a decade of wrongs, she will need to trust her own frightening new abilities, even when it means turning her back on everything, and everyone, she's known and loved. For junior and senior high readers.

  • Title : The 11th hour
    The 11th hour
    • Author : Scarrow, Kristine.
    • Narrator : David Bacon (Male)
    • System Number : AM14815
    • Collection : Young Adult Fiction
    • Genre : Young adult fiction.
    • Summary :
      One day, after weeks of secret planning, seventeen-year-old Annika Dietty leaves home at dawn to run away with her boyfriend, the charming and popular Dylan Sopick.
      One day, after weeks of secret planning, seventeen-year-old Annika Dietty leaves home at dawn to run away with her boyfriend, the charming and popular Dylan Sopick. She tried telling her friends and family how amazing Dylan is, but after they all seem set against the relationship, she's decided their only chance is to run away together. But not everything goes according to plan, and Dylan seems to be having more and more trouble dealing with every obstacle they encounter. At first Annika is sympathetic, knowing that he's had a harder life than she has, but very soon Dylan's behaviour becomes unsettling, and Annika realizes that her safety is at stake. She finally admits to herself that Dylan needs help she can't provide. She wants to get him to help--if she'll get the chance.

  • Title : Chosen : House of Night, book 3
    Chosen : House of Night, book 3
    • Author : Cast, P. C.
    • Narrator : Edwina Wren. (Female)
    • System Number : S14805
    • Collection : Young Adult Fiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 20 minutes
    • Genre : Young Adult fiction.
    • Summary :
      Dark forces are at work at the House of Night and fledgling vampire Zoey Redbird's adventures at the school take a mysterious turn.
      Dark forces are at work at the House of Night and fledgling vampire Zoey Redbird's adventures at the school take a mysterious turn. Those who appear to be friends are turning out to be enemies. And, oddly enough, sworn enemies are also turning into friends.

Nonfiction

  • Title : Lightfoot
    Lightfoot
    • Author : Jennings, Nicholas
    • Narrator : Chris Cameron. (Male)
    • System Number : AM13143
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours 52 minutes
    • Genre : Biography.
    • Summary :
      Takes us deep inside Gordon Lightfoot’s world, from his idyllic childhood in Orillia, the wild sixties, and his canoe trips into Canada’s North to his heady times atop the music world.
      Takes us deep inside Gordon Lightfoot’s world, from his idyllic childhood in Orillia, the wild sixties, and his canoe trips into Canada’s North to his heady times atop the music world. Jennings explores the toll that success took on his personal life - including his troubled relationships, his battle with alcohol and his near-death experiences - and the extraordinary drive and tenacity that pulled him through it all. Rich in voices from fellow musicians, close friends, Lightfoot’s family and the singer’s own reminiscences, the biography tells the stories behind some of his best-known love songs, including “Beautiful” and “Song for a Winter’s Night,” as well as the infidelity and divorce that resulted in classics like “Sundown” and “If You Could Read My Mind.”

  • Title : I have something to tell you
    I have something to tell you
    • Author : Appleton, Natalie
    • Narrator : Tara Yelle.
    • System Number : AM13479
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 54 minutes 24 seconds
    • Genre : Autobiography.
    • Summary :
      On the eve of Christmas and a proposal, Natalie Appleton discovers she doesn’t want to settle for sevens, and starts over.
      On the eve of Christmas and a proposal, Natalie Appleton discovers she doesn’t want to settle for sevens, and starts over. So, she abandons everything in Alberta for Bangkok. Along the way, Natalie unpacks the past that caused her to flee: cheating hearts, small-town suffocation, a tattered family and a genetic disposition to madness. In Bangkok, Natalie kills an albino gecko, crawls into bed with a lampseller and nearly calls off her quest when she’s almost attacked by a leather vendor. And then, at a grimy guesthouse one year after arriving in Thailand, everything changes.

  • Title : Something fierce : memoirs of a revolutionary daughter
    Something fierce : memoirs of a revolutionary daughter
    • Author : Aguirre, Carmen.
    • Narrator : Jennifer Dale.
    • System Number : AM13499
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours 47 minutes
    • Genre : Autobiography.
    • Summary :
      Covering the decade from 1979 to 1989, Aguirre takes the reader inside war-ridden Peru, dictatorship-run Bolivia, post-Malvinas Argentina and Pinochet's Chile.
      Covering the decade from 1979 to 1989, Aguirre takes the reader inside war-ridden Peru, dictatorship-run Bolivia, post-Malvinas Argentina and Pinochet's Chile. She captures her constant struggle to reconcile her commitment to the resistance movement with the desires of her youth and her budding sexuality. Winner of Canada Reads 2012. Some descriptions of sex, explicit descriptions of violence.

  • Title : 100 million years of food : what our ancestors ate and why it matters today
    100 million years of food : what our ancestors ate and why it matters today
    • Author : Le, Stephen
    • Narrator : Bennett McCardle (Female)
    • System Number : AM14814
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 15 hours 32 minutes
    • Genre : Anthropology.
    • Summary :
      "Traveling around the world to places as far-flung as Vietnam, Kenya, India, and the US, Stephen Le introduces us to people who are growing, cooking, and eating food using both traditional and modern methods, striving for a sustainable, healthy diet ...
      "Traveling around the world to places as far-flung as Vietnam, Kenya, India, and the US, Stephen Le introduces us to people who are growing, cooking, and eating food using both traditional and modern methods, striving for a sustainable, healthy diet ... Le contends that our ancestral diets provide the best first line of defense in protecting our health and providing a balanced diet. Fast-food diets, as well as strict regimens like paleo or vegan, in effect highjack our biology and ignore the complex nature of our bodies"

  • Title : Not 'just friends' : rebuilding trust and recovering your sanity after infidelity
    Not 'just friends' : rebuilding trust and recovering your sanity after infidelity
    • Author : Glass, Shirley P.
    • Narrator : Laural Merlington.
    • System Number : S14791
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 15 hours 10 minutes
    • Genre : Self-development.
    • Summary :
      Good people in good marriages are having affairs.
      Good people in good marriages are having affairs. The workplace and the Internet have become fertile breeding grounds for friendships that can slowly and insidiously turn into love affairs. Yet you can protect your relationship from emotional or sexual betrayal by recognizing the red flags that mark the stages of slipping into an improper, dangerous intimacy that can threaten your marriage.

Children's Fiction

  • Title : The adventurer's guide to dragons (and why they keep biting me)
    The adventurer's guide to dragons (and why they keep biting me)
    • Author : White, Wade Albert
    • Narrator : Ann Saunders. (Female)
    • System Number : AM13155
    • Collection : Children's Fiction
    • Audio Length : 57 hours
    • Genre : Children's fiction.
    • Summary :
      Anne and her best friends Penelope and Hiro are tasked with an unwanted quest that could start a war between the Hierarchy and the dragon clan, and so to avoid disaster and save the world, the three friends must face dragon trials, defeat robots, and circumvent bureaucracy.
      Anne and her best friends Penelope and Hiro are tasked with an unwanted quest that could start a war between the Hierarchy and the dragon clan, and so to avoid disaster and save the world, the three friends must face dragon trials, defeat robots, and circumvent bureaucracy. Sequel to "The adventurer's guide to successful escapes". Grades 5-8.

  • Title : The word collector
    The word collector
    • Author : Reynolds, Peter H.
    • Narrator : Kathy Stinson. (Female)
    • System Number : AM13162
    • Collection : Children's Fiction
    • Audio Length : 15 minutes
    • Genre : Children's fiction.
    • Summary :
      Jerome enjoys collecting and using words that he hears, reads, or sees, and then decides to share his collection with others.
      Jerome enjoys collecting and using words that he hears, reads, or sees, and then decides to share his collection with others. Grades K-3.

  • Title : Jack and the green man
    Jack and the green man
    • Author : Jones, Andy
    • Narrator : Jan Crowley. (Female)
    • System Number : AM13165
    • Collection : Children's Fiction
    • Audio Length : 1 hours 10 minutes
    • Genre : Children's fiction.
    • Summary :
      Jack o' Hearts is the top card player in the parish and is feeling pretty sure of himself.
      Jack o' Hearts is the top card player in the parish and is feeling pretty sure of himself. When a mysterious green stranger challenges him to a card game with stakes higher than high--well, Jack can't resist. Sure, he's never lost a tournament yet, has he? Jack is as saucy as saucy can be and he's twice as lucky as that--but the game is trickier than it looks. Luckily, Jack finds he's got an ace up his sleeve: the menacing green man's beautiful daughter Ann. Grades 4-7.

  • Title : Tuck everlasting
    Tuck everlasting
    • Author : Babbitt, Natalie
    • Narrator : Eleanor Yourex (Female)
    • System Number : AM14817
    • Collection : Children's Fiction
    • Audio Length : 3 hours
    • Genre : Children's fiction.
    • Summary :
      A 10-year-old girl and a malicious stranger discover the Tuck family secret -- a spring of water that prevents one from ever growing old.
      A 10-year-old girl and a malicious stranger discover the Tuck family secret -- a spring of water that prevents one from ever growing old. Grades 5-8.

  • Title : The year my life broke
    The year my life broke
    • Author : Marsden, John
    • Narrator : John Marsden. (Male)
    • System Number : S12937
    • Collection : Children's Fiction
    • Audio Length : 2 hours 37 minutes
    • Genre : Children's fiction.
    • Summary :
      You move into the most boring street in the most boring town in Australia.
      You move into the most boring street in the most boring town in Australia. Tarrawagga is a hole. Its only ambition is to be a crater, and it has every chance of getting there. The last thing you expect is to have action all around you, dangerous strangers in the backyard, and bullets flying past your ears. At your new school, everyone thinks you're the biggest loser in Grade 6. Little do they know. When they realise the truth, teachers and students alike are in for the shock of their lives.

  • Title : The silver donkey
    The silver donkey
    • Author : Hartnett, Sonya.
    • Narrator : Richard Aspel.
    • System Number : S14792
    • Collection : Children's Fiction
    • Audio Length : 4 hours 15 minutes
    • Genre : Children's fiction.
    • Summary :
      One bright spring morning in the woods of France, a soldier, blinded by the war, is found by a little girl named Coco and her older sister Marcelle.
      One bright spring morning in the woods of France, a soldier, blinded by the war, is found by a little girl named Coco and her older sister Marcelle. In return for their kindness, the soldier tells the sisters marvellous tales, each story connected to the keepsake he carries in his pocket: a perfect, tiny silver donkey. As the days pass and they struggle in secret to help the soldier reach home, Coco and Marcelle learn the truth behind the silver donkey, and what the precious object means: honesty, loyalty and courage.

Children's Nonfiction

  • Title : 100 Deadliest Things on the Planet
    100 Deadliest Things on the Planet
    • Author : Claybourne, Anna
    • Narrator : Patricia Ross. (Female)
    • System Number : AM14813
    • Collection : Children's Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 3 hours 40 minutes
    • Genre : Science.
    • Summary :
      Describes the one hundred most dangerous animals, plants, diseases, and weather on the planet, including scorpions, sharks, wolfsbane, killer bees, smallpox, tsunamis, and earthquakes.
      Describes the one hundred most dangerous animals, plants, diseases, and weather on the planet, including scorpions, sharks, wolfsbane, killer bees, smallpox, tsunamis, and earthquakes. Grades 3-6. 2012.