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February 20, 2018

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Books, Movies & Music : Popular Adult Books on CD

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Popular Books on CD for Adults

 

Hundreds of CDs are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most popular Books on CD for adults.

 

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Manhattan Beach: [a Novel]

Manhattan Beach: [a Novel]
Egan, Jennifer

Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to the house of a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. Anna observes the uniformed servants, the lavishing of toys on the children, and some secret pact between her father and Dexter Styles. Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that had always belonged to men. She becomes the first female diver, the most dangerous and exclusive of occupations, repairing the ships that will help America win the war. She is the sole provider for her mother, a farm girl who had a brief and glamorous career as a Ziegfield folly, and her lovely, severely disabled sister. At a night club, she chances to meet Styles, the man she visited with her father before he vanished, and she begins to understand the complexity of her father's life, the reasons he might have been murdered.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 51 on 15 copies

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Sapiens: [a Brief History of Humankind]

Sapiens: [a Brief History of Humankind]
Harari, Yuval N.

"One hundred thousand years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism? Bold, wide-ranging, and provocative, Sapiens integrates history and science to challenge everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our heritage . . . and our future" --provided by publisher.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 50 on 9 copies

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We Were Eight Years in Power: [an American Tragedy]

We Were Eight Years in Power: [an American Tragedy]
Coates, Ta-Nehisi

Award-winning author Ta-Nehisi Coates presents an annotated collection of new and previously published essays on the Obama era, including an interview with the president himself.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 45 on 12 copies

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What Happened

What Happened
Clinton, Hillary Rodham

"For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules."--Container.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 44 on 29 copies

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living A Good Life

The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living A Good Life
Manson, Mark

There are only so many things people can care about so they need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear. While money is nice, caring about what listeners do with their life is better, because true wealth is about experience. A much needed moment of real talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, this is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 43 on 10 copies

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Homegoing: [a Novel]

Homegoing: [a Novel]
Gyasis, Yaa

"Two half sisters, Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, are born into two different tribal villages in 18th century Ghana. Effia will be married off to an English colonial, and will live in comfort in the sprawling, palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle, raising half-caste children who will be sent abroad to be educated in England before returning to the Gold Coast to serve as administrators of the Empire. Her sister, Esi, will be imprisoned beneath Effia in the Castle's women's dungeon, and then shipped off on a boat bound for America, where she will be sold into slavery. Stretching from the tribal wars of Ghana to slavery and Civil War in America, from the coal mines in the north to the Great Migration to the streets of 20th century Harlem, Yaa Gyasi's has written a modern masterpiece, a novel that moves through histories and geographies and--with outstanding economy and force--captures the troubled spirit of our own nation"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 42 on 8 copies

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Autumn

Autumn
Smith, Ali, 1962-

"From the Man Booker-shortlisted and Baileys Prize-winning author of How to be both: a breathtakingly inventive new novel--about aging, time, love, and stories themselves--that launches an extraordinary quartet of books called Seasonal... The first installment in a quartet, Seasonal, comprised of four stand-alone books, separate yet interconnected and cyclical (as are the seasons), explores what time is, how we experience it, and the recurring markers in the shapes our lives take and in our ways with narrative. Fusing Keatsian mists and mellow fruitfulness with the vitality, the immediacy, and the color hit of Pop Art, Autumn is a witty excavation of the present by the past. The novel is a stripped-branches take on popular culture and a meditation, in a world growing ever more bordered and exclusive, on what richness and worth are, what harvest means"--|cProvided by publisher.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 40 on 11 copies

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Call Me by your Name

Call Me by your Name
Aciman, André

The story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents' cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. During the restless summer weeks, unrelenting but buried currents of obsession, fascination, and desire intensify their passion as they test the charged ground between them and verge toward the one thing both already fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 39 on 10 copies

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Principles: [life & Work]

Principles: [life & Work]
Dalio, Ray, 1949-

Ray Dalio, one of the world's most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he's developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business, and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 39 on 9 copies

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Uncommon Type: Some Stories

Uncommon Type: Some Stories
Hanks, Tom

Hanks provides a collection of stories that are surprising, intelligent, and heartwarming. The stories are linked by one thing: in each a typewriter plays a part: sometimes minor, sometimes central.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 39 on 15 copies

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