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December 13, 2017

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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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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: 26 on 4 copies

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The Body Keeps the Score: [brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma]

The Body Keeps the Score: [brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma]
Van der Kolk, Bessel A., 1943-

Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat on a daily basis; one in five Americans have been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Such experiences inevitably leave traces on minds, emotions, and even on biology. Sadly, trauma sufferers frequently pass on their stress to their partners and children. Renowned trauma expert Bessel van der Kolk has spent over three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score, he transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain's wiring--specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust. He shows how these areas can be reactivated through innovative treatments including neurofeedback, mindfulness techniques, play, yoga, and other therapies.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 26 on 7 copies

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Everything I Never Told You

Everything I Never Told You
Ng, Celeste

Lydia is dead. But they don't know this yet. So begins the story of this exquisite debut novel, about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee; their middle daughter, a girl who inherited her mother's bright blue eyes and her father's jet-black hair. Her parents are determined that Lydia will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue--in Marilyn's case that her daughter become a doctor rather than a homemaker, in James's case that Lydia be popular at school, a girl with a busy social life and the center of every party. When Lydia's body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together tumbles into chaos, forcing them to confront the long-kept secrets that have been slowly pulling them apart. James, consumed by guilt, sets out on a reckless path that may destroy his marriage. Marilyn, devastated and vengeful, is determined to find a responsible party, no matter what the cost. Lydia's older brother, Nathan, is certain that the neighborhood bad boy Jack is somehow involved. But it's the youngest of the family-Hannah-who observes far more than anyone realizes and who may be the only one who knows the truth about what happened. A profoundly moving story of family, history, and the meaning of home, Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, exploring the divisions between cultures and the rifts within a family, and uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 26 on 5 copies

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How Emotions Are Made: [the Secret Life of the Brain]

How Emotions Are Made: [the Secret Life of the Brain]
Barrett, Lisa Feldman

Are emotions more than automatic reactions? Does rational thought really control emotion? How does emotion affect disease? How can people make their children more emotionally intelligent? Professor Lisa Feldman Barrett reveals the latest research and intriguing practical applications of the new science of emotion, mind, and brain.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 26 on 8 copies

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Unbelievable: My Front-row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History

Unbelievable: My Front-row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History
Tur, Katy, 1983-

The NBC journalist who covered and took fire from Donald Trump on the campaign trail offers an inside look at the most shocking presidential election in American history.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 25 on 7 copies

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Y Is for Yesterday

Y Is for Yesterday
Grafton, Sue

In 1979, four teenage boys from an elite private school sexually assault a fourteen-year-old classmate, filming the rape. Not long after, the tape goes missing, and the classmate suspected to be the thief is murdered. In the investigation that follows, one boy turns state's evidence and two of his peers are convicted--but the ringleader escapes. A decade later, one of the assailants--moody, angry, unrepentant Fritz McCabe--has been released from prison, only to have a copy of the missing tape arrive at his home with a ransom demand. The McCabes call Kinsey Millhone for help; but even as she's drawn into their family's drama, Kinsey begins to suspect that a vicious sociopath with a grudge against her is leaving traces of himself for her to find....


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 25 on 17 copies

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George and Lizzie: [a Novel]

George and Lizzie: [a Novel]
Pearl, Nancy

George and Lizzie have radically different understandings of what love and marriage should be. George grew up in a warm and loving family, his father an orthodontist, his mother a stay-at-home mom, while Lizzie grew up as the only child of two famous psychologists, who viewed her more as an in-house experiment than a child to love. Over the course of their marriage, nothing has changed, George is happy; Lizzie remains, unfulfilled. When a shameful secret from Lizzie's past resurfaces, she'll need to face her fears in order to accept the true nature of the relationship she and George have built over a decade together.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 25 on 16 copies

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The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting: [raising Children With Courage, Compassion, & Connection]

The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting: [raising Children With Courage, Compassion, & Connection]
Brown, Brené

Dr. Brene Brown gives listeners a different perspective on the subject of parenting, positing that imperfect parenting should not be viewed as a flaw, but rather a strength which leads children to be authentic, compassionate, and connected to the world and their true purpose.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 24 on 5 copies

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Deep Freeze

Deep Freeze
Sandford, John, 1944 February 23-

When a woman from a community where he exposed school-board corruption years earlier is found dead, Virgil Flowers identifies clues linking the case to a 20-year high school reunion and its related traumas, dramas and rivalries.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 24 on 5 copies

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Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-facts, and Fake News

Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-facts, and Fake News
Young, Kevin, 1970-

Kevin Young traces the history of the hoax as a peculiarly American phenomenon, examining what motivates hucksters and makes people so gullible. He chronicles how Barnum came to fame by displaying figures like Joice Heth, a black woman whom he pretended was the 161-year-old nursemaid to George Washington, and What Is It?, an African American man Barnum professed was a newly discovered missing link in evolution.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 23 on 2 copies

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