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February 21, 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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Code Girls: [the Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II]

Code Girls: [the Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II]
Mundy, Liza, 1960-

The astonishing, untold story of the young American women who cracked key Axis codes, helping to secure Allied victory and revolutionizing the field of cryptanalysis. Recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than ten thousand women served as codebreakers during World War II. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to Washington and learned the meticulous work of code-breaking. Their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them. A strict vow of secrecy nearly erased their efforts from history; now, through dazzling research and interviews with surviving code girls, bestselling author Liza Mundy brings to life this riveting and vital story of American courage, service, and scientific accomplishment.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 16 on 4 copies

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Why We Sleep: [unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams]

Why We Sleep: [unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams]
Walker, Matthew P.

The first sleep book by a leading scientific expert, Professor Matthew Walker, Director of UC Berkeley₂s Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab, reveals his groundbreaking exploration of sleep, explaining how listeners can harness its transformative power to change their lives for the better.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 16 on 5 copies

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Killers of the Flower Moon: [the Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI]

Killers of the Flower Moon: [the Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI]
Grann, David

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, they began to be killed off. One Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, watched as her family was murdered. David Grann revisits a shocking series of crimes in which dozens of people were murdered in cold blood. The book is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, as each step in the investigation reveals a series of sinister secrets and reversals. But more than that, it is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward Native Americans that allowed the murderers to operate with impunity for so long.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 16 on 14 copies

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You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: [a Memoir]

You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: [a Memoir]
Alexie, Sherman, 1966-

When his mother passed away at the age of seventy-eight, Sherman Alexie responded the only way he knew how: he wrote. Featuring seventy-eight poems and seventy-eight essays, Alexie shares raw, angry, funny, profane, tender memories of a childhood few can imagine--growing up dirt-poor on an Indian reservation, one of four children raised by alcoholic parents. Throughout, a portrait emerges of his mother as a beautiful, mercurial, abusive, intelligent, complicated woman.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 16 on 28 copies

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A Column of Fire

A Column of Fire
Follett, Ken

In 1558, the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, high principles clash bloodily with friendship, loyalty, and love. Ned Willard wants nothing more than to marry Margery Fitzgerald. But when the lovers find themselves on opposing sides of the religious divide sweeping across the country, Ned goes to work for Princess Elizabeth. When she becomes queen, all Europe turns against England. The shrewd, determined young monarch sets up the country's first secret service, to give her early warning of assassination plots, rebellions, and invasion plans. Over a turbulent half century, the love between Ned and Margery seems doomed as extremism sparks violence from Edinburgh to Geneva. Elizabeth clings precariously to her throne and her principles, protected by a small, dedicated group of resourceful spies and courageous secret agents.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 16 on 9 copies

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Rising Strong as A Spiritual Practice

Rising Strong as A Spiritual Practice
Brown, Brené

Brené offers an in-depth exploration of this critical and oft-misunderstood aspect of wholehearted living. Here she defines spirituality as something not reliant on religion, theology, or dogma rather, it is a belief in our interconnectedness and in a loving force greater than ourselves.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 16 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: 16 on 7 copies

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Daring Greatly: [how the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead]

Daring Greatly: [how the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead]
Brown, Brené

Every day people experience the uncertainty and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable. Here, Dr. Brown challenges everything people think they know about vulnerability, saying it is not weakness but rather the clearest path to courage and meaningful connection.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 16 on 8 copies

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Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness

Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness
Thaler, Richard H., 1945-

Thaler and Sunstein offer a groundbreaking discussion of how to apply the science of choice to nudge people toward decisions that can improve their lives without restricting their freedom of choice.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 16 on 5 copies

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Judgment Detox: [release the Beliefs That Hold You Back From Living A Better Life]

Judgment Detox: [release the Beliefs That Hold You Back From Living A Better Life]
Bernstein, Gabrielle

An interactive process that calls on spiritual principles allowing listeners to release the beliefs that hold them back from living a better life. Bernstein has demystified these principles to make them easy to apply and commit to.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 15 on 2 copies

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