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February 24, 2018

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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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Believe Me: [a Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens]

Believe Me: [a Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens]
Izzard, Eddie

"Critically acclaimed, award-winning British comedian and actor Eddie Izzard details his childhood, his first performances on the streets of London, his ascent to worldwide success on stage and screen, and his comedy shows which have won over audiences around the world"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 19 on 4 copies

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The Better Angels of Our Nature: [why Violence Has Declined]

The Better Angels of Our Nature: [why Violence Has Declined]
Pinker, Steven, 1954-

We've all asked, "What is the world coming to?" But we seldom ask, "How bad was the world in the past?" In this startling new book, bestselling cognitive scientist Steven Pinker shows that the world of the past was much worse. In fact, we may be living in the most peaceable era yet.Evidence of a bloody history has always been around us: the genocides in the Old Testament and crucifixions in the New; the gory mutilations in Shakespeare and Grimm; the British monarchs who beheaded their relatives and the American founders who dueled with their rivals. Now the decline in these brutal practices can be quantified. Tribal warfare was nine times as deadly as war and genocide in the twenieth century. The murder rate in medieval Europe was more than thirty times what it is today. Slavery, sadistic punishments, and frivolous executions were unexceptionable features of life for millennia then were suddenly abolished. Wars between developed countries have vanished, and even in the developing world, wars kill a fraction of the numbers they did a few decades ago. Rape, hate crimes, deadly riots, child abuse--all substantially down. How could this have happened, if human nature has not changed?Pinker argues that the key to explaining the decline of violence is to understand the inner demons that incline us toward violence and the better angels that steer us away. Thanks to the spread of government, literacy, trade, and cosmopolitanism, we increasingly control our impulses, empathize with others, debunk toxic ideologies, and deploy our powers of reason to reduce the temptations of violence. Pinker will force you to rethink your deepest beliefs about progress, modernity, and human nature. This gripping book is sure to be among the most debated of the century so far.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 18 on 6 copies

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Lincoln in the Bardo: [a Novel]

Lincoln in the Bardo: [a Novel]
Saunders, George, 1958-

February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln's beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, lies upstairs in the White House, gravely ill. In a matter of days, despite predictions of a recovery, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. "My poor boy, he was too good for this earth," the president says at the time. "God has called him home." Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returned to the crypt several times alone to hold his boy's body. From that seed of historical truth, George Saunders spins an unforgettable story of familial love and loss that breaks free of its realistic, historical framework into a thrilling, supernatural realm both hilarious and terrifying. Willie Lincoln finds himself in a strange purgatory, where ghosts mingle, gripe, commiserate, quarrel, and enact bizarre acts of penance. Within this transitional state--called, in the Tibetan tradition, the bardo--a monumental struggle erupts over young Willie's soul. Lincoln in the Bardo is an astonishing feat of imagination and a bold step forward from one of the most important and influential writers of his generation. Formally daring, generous in spirit, deeply concerned with matters of the heart, it is a testament to fiction's ability to speak honestly and powerfully to the things that really matter to us. Saunders has invented a thrilling new form that deploys a kaleidoscopic, theatrical panorama of voices--living and dead, historical and invented--to ask a timeless, profound question: How do we live and love when we know that everything we love must end?


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 18 on 24 copies

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Hamilton: The Revolution

Hamilton: The Revolution
Miranda, Lin-Manuel, 1980-

From Tony Award-winning composer-lyricist-star Lin-Manuel Miranda comes a backstage pass to his groundbreaking hit musical.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 18 on 11 copies

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Why Buddhism Is True: [the Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment]

Why Buddhism Is True: [the Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment]
Wright, Robert, 1957-

From one of America's greatest minds, a journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 18 on 7 copies

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The Monk of Mokha

The Monk of Mokha
Eggers, Dave

The true story of a young Yemeni-American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped by civil war.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 18 on 3 copies

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Recovery: [freedom From Our Addictions]

Recovery: [freedom From Our Addictions]
Brand, Russell, 1975-

This is a guide to all kinds of addiction from a star who has struggled with heroin, alcohol, sex, fame, food, and eBay that will help addicts and their loved ones make the first steps into recovery.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 17 on 4 copies

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Deep Work: [rules for Focused Success in A Distracted World]

Deep Work: [rules for Focused Success in A Distracted World]
Newport, Cal

Newport explains how to systematically train the mind to focus and reorganize work lives so that deep work is at the core. He argues why this shift is crucial to stay ahead in a complex information economy. Put simply: developing and cultivating a deep work practice is one of the best decisions people can make in an increasingly distracted world.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 17 on 4 copies

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You Are A Badass: [how to Stop Doubting your Greatness and Start Living An Awesome Life]

You Are A Badass: [how to Stop Doubting your Greatness and Start Living An Awesome Life]
Sincero, Jen, 1965-

Jen Sincero serves up twenty-seven bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, life-changing insights, easy exercises and the occasional swear word.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 17 on 6 copies

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It's Even Worse Than You Think: [what the Trump Administration Is Doing to America]

It's Even Worse Than You Think: [what the Trump Administration Is Doing to America]
Johnston, David Cay, 1948-

David Cay Johnston examines the Trump administration's policies in its first one hundred days, showing how its actions affect jobs, finances, safety, and much more.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 17 on 4 copies

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