I purchase audio books at the Library I work at as the Library Director. It keeps my hand into materials selection, even though most of my time is in administration. Here are some I added to the collection this week. After Christmas, check out an audio book, either through our online collection or by picking one up at the library...and chill.
| || The Agency 2: The Body at the Tower |
Lee, Y. S.
Read by Eyre, Justine
2010-12 - Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Now nearly a full-ﬂedged member of the Agency, the all-female detective unit operating out of Miss Scrimshawa (TM)s Academy for Girls, Mary Quinn is back for another action-packed adventure. Disguised as a poor apprentice builder and a boy, she must brave the grimy underbelly of Victorian London a " as well as childhood memories of fear, hunger, and constant want a " to unmask the identity of a murderer. Assigned to monitor a building site on the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament, Mary earns the conﬁdence of the work crew, inching ever nearer her suspect. But if an irresistible desire to help the citya (TM)s needy doesna (TM)t distract her and jeopardize her cover, unexpectedly meeting up with an old friend a " or ﬂame a " just might.
A suspenseful and evocative window into a fascinating moment in history, The Body at the Tower is the much-anticipated second outing with a daring young detective.
| || Another Faust |
Nayeri, Daniel And Dina
Read by Kellgren, Katherine
2010-10 - Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
A devilish debut by a brother-sister team invites readers into the world of the elite Marlowe High School academy. At once chilling and wickedly satirical, this contemporary reimagining of the Faustian bargain is a compelling tale of ambition, consequences, and ultimate redemption. …More
| || Another Pan |
2010-10 - Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
In this engaging audiobook, Daniel and Dina Nayeri reimagine Peter Pan as a twisty, atmospheric, and fast-paced fantasy about the perils of immortality. …More
| || Of Love and Evil |
2010-11 - Knopf Publishing Group
Rice's lyrical, haunting new novel is a metaphysical thriller of angels and assassins that once again summons up dark and dangerous worlds set in times past. …More
| || Veil of Roses |
2010-11 - Brilliance Corporation
This compelling debut follows one spirited young woman from the confines of Iran to the intoxicating freedom of America--where she discovers not only an enticing new country but the roots of her own independence. . . .
Tamila Soroush wanted it all. But in the Islamic Republic of Iran, dreams are a dangerous thing for a girl. Knowing they can never come true, Tami abandons them. . . . Until her twenty-fifth birthday, when her parents give her a one-way ticket to America, hoping she will "go and wake up her luck." If they have their way, Tami will never return to Iran . . . which means she has three months to find a husband in America. Three months before she's sent back for good.
From her first Victoria's Secret bra to her first ride on a motor scooter to her first country line-dance, Tami drinks in the freedom of an American girl. Inspired to pursue her passion for photography, she even captures her adventures on film. But looming over her is the fact that she must find an Iranian-born husband before her visa expires. To complicate matters, her friendship with Ike, a young American man, has grown stronger. And it is becoming harder for Tami to ignore the forbidden feelings she has for him.
It's in her English as a second language classes that Tami finds a support system. With the encouragement of headstrong Eva, loyal Nadia, and Agata and Josef, who are carving out a love story of their own, perhaps Tami can keep dreaming--and find a way to stay in America. …More
| || The Birthday Ball |
2010-11 - Listening Library
Princess Patricia Priscilla is bored with her royal life and the excitement surrounding her 16th-birthday ball. Doomed to endure courtship by three grotesquely unappealing noblemen, she escapes her fate--for a week. What begins as a cure for boredom becomes a chance for the princess to break the rules. …More