Audiobooks, fiction, Nonfiction

Newest Audiobooks in the Otis Library Catalog!

Want to read the latest bestsellers but just don’t have the time? Listening to an audiobook is the perfect solution!  You can exercise, drive, clean your house, or do a million other things, all while listening to the latest John Grisham novel.   Here are some of the newest books on CD added to our collection.

Click on the title to view the audiobook in our catalog, place holds, or to make a request.

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how not to die aloneHow not to die alone / Richard Roper – Smart, darkly funny, and life-affirming, How Not to Die Alone is the bighearted debut novel we all need, for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine , it’s a story about love, loneliness, and the importance of taking a chance when we feel we have the most to lose.



Bad blood secrets and lies in a Silicon Valley startupBad blood: secrets and lies in a Silicon Valley startup / John Carreyrou – In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup “unicorn” promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood tests significantly faster and easier.


A beautiful day in the neighborhoodA beautiful day in the neighborhood: the poetry of Mister Rogers / Fred Rogers – A treasury of 75 beloved songs, presented as a beautiful illustrated volume of poetry. (From book jacket)




The Mother in LawThe mother-in-law: A Novel / Sally Hepworth – A twisty, compelling new novel about one woman’s complicated relationship with her mother-in-law that ends in death…




Mrs. EverythingMrs. Everything: a novel / Jennifer Weiner – A smart, thoughtful, and timely exploration of two sisters’ lives from the 1950s to the present as they struggle to find their places–and be true to themselves–in a rapidly evolving world.



the guest bookThe guest book / Sarah Blake – A novel about past mistakes and betrayals that ripple throughout generations, The Guest Book examines not just a privileged American family, but a privileged America. It is a literary triumph.



City of GirlsCity of girls / Elizabeth Gilbert – Beloved author Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s. Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret (but mostly pleasure), City of Girls explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love.


the book of dreamsThe book of dreams: a novel / Nina George – Comatose after an act of heroism, Henri Skinner revisits memories of his British youth, while a woman from his past forges an unexpected, profound friendship with Henri’s teenage son, Sam.



the editorThe editor: a novel / Steven Rowley – From the bestselling author of Lily and the Octopus comes a funny, poignant, and highly original novel about an author whose relationship with his very famous book editor will change him forever–both as a writer and a son.



the storm on our shoresThe storm on our shores: one island, two soldiers, and the forgotten Battle of World War II / Mark Obmascik – From a bestselling author, the heartbreaking, redemptive story of two World War II soldiers whose fateful encounter in the Forgotten War of Alaska has fascinated Americans for decades. In researching his bestselling book The Big Year, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mark Obmascik rediscovered a long-lost document from World War II: the diary of a Japanese surgeon, recovered from his body by the soldier who killed him.

Path made clearThe path made clear: discovering you life’s direction and purpose / Oprah Winfrey – Offers a guide for identifying one’s purpose and creating a framework for a life that is both successful and meaningful, sharing inspirational quotes by some of today’s most influential cultural figures.


there thereThere there: A Novel / Tommy Orange – “Not since Sherman Alexie’s The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven and Louise Erdrich’s Love Medicine has such a powerful and urgent Native American voice exploded onto the landscape of contemporary fiction. Tommy Orange’s There There introduces abrilliant new author at the start of a major career. “We all came to the powwow for different reasons. The messy, dangling threads of our lives got pulled into a braid–tied to the back of everything

the girl whoThe girl who smiled beads: a story of war and what comes after / Wamariya, Clemantine – The Girl Who Smiled Beads tells the extraordinary story of Clementine Wamariya. At age 7, she and her older sister were seperated from their parents in Rwanda. They made their own way through a series of refugee camps and ultimately moved to the US as refugees.


the knowlThe knowledge: a Richard Jury mystery / Martha grimes – With their signature wit, sly plotting, and gloriously offbeat characters, Martha Grimes’s New York Times bestselling Richard Jury mysteries are ‘utterly unlike anyone else’s detective novels’ (Washington Post). In the latest series outing, The Knowledge, the Scotland Yard detective nearly meets his match in a Baker Street Irregulars-like gang of kids and a homicide case that reaches into east Africa. Robbie Parsons is one of London’s finest, a black…

old black magRobert B. Parker’s old black magic: a Spencer novel / Ace Atkins – “Iconic, tough but tender Boston PI Spenser delves into the black market art scene to investigate a decades long unsolved crime of dangerous proportions





cave of bonesCave of Bones [sound recording] / Anne Hillerman. New York Times bestselling author Anne Hillerman brings together modern mystery, Navajo traditions, and the evocative landscape of the desert Southwest in this intriguing entry in the Leaphorn, Chee, and Manuelito series.


MunichMunich [sound recording] : a novel / Robert Harris. Guy Legat is a rising star of the British diplomatic service, serving in 10 Downing Street as a private secretary to the Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain. Rikard von Holz is on the staff of the German Foreign Office–and secretly a member of the anti-Hitler resistance. The two men were friends at Oxford in the 1920s, but have not been in contact since. Now, when Guy flies with Chamberlain from London to Munich, and Rikard travels on Hitler’s train overnight from Berlin, their paths are set on a disastrous collision course.

Down under the seaDown the river unto the sea [sound recording] / Walter Mosley. Joe King Oliver was one of the NYPD’s finest investigators, until, dispatched to arrest a well-heeled car thief, he is framed for assault by his enemies within the NYPD, a charge which lands him in solitary at Rikers Island. A decade later, King is a private detective, running his agency with the help of his teenage daughter, Aja-Denise. Broken by the brutality he suffered and committed in equal measure while behind bars, his work and his daughter are the only light in his solitary life. When he receives a card in the mail from the woman who admits she was paid to frame him those years ago, King realizes that he has no choice but to take his own case: figuring out who on the force wanted him disposed of–and why.

varinaVarina [sound recording] / Charles Frazier. In his powerful fourth novel, Charles Frazier returns to the time and place of Cold Mountain, vividly bringing to life the chaos and devastation of the Civil War. With her marriage prospects limited, teenage Varina Howell agrees to wed the much-older widower Jefferson Davis, with whom she expects a life of security as a Mississippi landowner. He instead pursues a career in politics and is eventually appointed president of the Confederacy, placing Varina at the white-hot center of one of the darkest moments in American history—culpable regardless of her intentions.

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Leonardo da Vinci [sound recording] / Walter Isaacson. – Leonardo da Vinci created the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and engineering. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry. His ability to stand at the crossroads of the humanities and the sciences, made iconic by his drawing of Vitruvian Man, made him history’s most creative genius. Walter Isaacson brings Leonardo da Vinci to life, showing why people have much to learn from him. His combination of science, art, technology, and imagination remains an enduring recipe for creativity.

Book CoverThe pope of Palm Beach : a novel / Tim Dorsey – Serge and his permanently baked sidekick are hunting Florida lore once again–this time the surf legends of Riviera Beach, the seaside town where they grew up. But then the bodies start piling up.

 The whispering room [sound recording] Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray), 1945-, author. – In the wake of her husband’s inexplicable suicide, and the equally mysterious deaths of scores of other exemplary individuals, Jane picks up the trail of a secret cabal of powerful players who think themselves above the law and beyond punishment. But these ruthless people bent on hijacking America’s future for their own monstrous ends never banked on a highly trained FBI agent willing to go rogue.

Book CoverWhite Chrysanthemum [sound recording]/ Mary Lynn Bracht.”. . . a sweeping historical debut for fans of Lilac Girls, Memoirs of a Geisha, and Kristin Hannah that brings to life the heartbreaking history of Korea through the deeply moving and redemptive story of two sisters separated by World War II” — Provided by publisher.

The Wife Between UsThe Wife Between Us [sound recording] / Greer Hendricks. – You will assume you are listening to a story about a jealous ex-wife. You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement – a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love. You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle. Assume nothing. Twisted and deliciously chilling, The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage.

Camino Island: A Novel by John Grisham  – A gang of thieves stage a daring heist from a secure vault deep below Princeton University’s Firestone Library. Their loot is priceless, but Princeton has insured it for twenty-five million dollars. Bruce Cable owns a popular bookstore in the sleepy resort town of Santa Rosa on Camino Island in Florida. He makes his real money, though, as a prominent dealer in rare books. Very few people know that he occasionally dabbles in the black market of stolen books and manuscripts.


Dragon Teeth: A Novel by Michael Crichton  – The year is 1876. Among the warring Indian tribes and lawless gold-rush towns of America’s western territories, two paleontologists pillage the Wild West. They are hunting for dinosaur fossils, while surveilling, deceiving and sabotaging each other in a rivalry that will come to be known as the Bone Wars. Into this treacherous territory plunges the arrogant and entitled Yale student William Johnson. Determined to survive a summer in the west to win a bet, William has joined world-renowned paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh on his latest expedition. But Marsh becomes convinced that William is spying for his nemesis, Edwin Drinker Cope, so he abandons him in Cheyenne, Wyoming, a locus of crime and vice. Soon William joins forces with Cope and stumbles upon a discovery of historic proportions. The struggle to protect this extraordinary treasure tests William’s newfound resilience, and pits him against some of the West’s most dangerous and notorious characters.

The Women in the Castle: A Novel by Jessica Shattuck  – Set at the end of World War II, in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society, a powerful and propulsive story of three widows whose lives and fates become intertwined.



Call Me by Your Name: A Novel by André Aciman  – The sudden and powerful attraction between a teenage boy and a summer guest at his parents’ house on the Italian Riviera has a profund and lasting influence that will mark them both for a lifetime.



A Colony in a Nation by Chris Hayes  – “America likes to tell itself that it inhabits a post-racial world, yet nearly every empirical measure– wealth, unemployment, incarceration, school segregation– reveals that racial inequality has barely improved since 1968. Hayes examines the surge in crime that began in the 1960s and peaked in the 1990s, and the unprecedented decline that followed.  With great empathy, he seeks to understand the challenges of policing communities haunted by the omnipresent threat of guns. Most important, he shows that a more democratic and sympathetic justice system already exists– in a place we least suspect.

A Column of Fire (Kingsbridge) by Ken Follett – In 1558, a city is torn apart by conflict between Catholics and Protestants. Ned Willard wants to marry Margery Fitzgerald, but the lovers find themselves on opposing sides of the religious divide.



The Cuban Affair: A Novel by Nelson DeMille  – Daniel Graham MacCormick-Mac for short-seems to have a pretty good life. At age thirty-five he’s living in Key West, owner of a forty-two-foot charter fishing boat, the Maine. Mac served five years in the Army as an infantry officer with two tours in Afghanistan. He returned with the Silver Star, two Purple Hearts, scars that don’t tan, and a boat with a big bank loan. Truth be told, Mac’s finances are more than a little shaky.


Don’t Let Go by Harlan Coben  – When he gets a lead on Maura, an ex who left him without explanation fifteen years earlier, Nap Dumas searches for answers and uncovers dark secrets about the woman he once loved and the real reason behind his twin brother’s death.




Good Grief: Heal Your Soul, Honor Your Loved Ones, and Learn to Live Again- After more than a decade of being a practicing medium, Theresa Caputo brings the powerful lessons she has learned about grief, healing, and finding happiness in the wake of tragedy. In almost every reading she gives, Spirit insists that people begin to embrace their lives again. Easily said, but not everyone knows where to begin, and putting back together the pieces of a life marked by loss is never easy. Sometimes, they need spiritual guidance, that’s where Theresa comes in.




The Monuments Men : Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History

The monuments men [sound recording] : allied heroes, Nazi thieves, and the greatest treasure hunt in history
Edsel, Robert M. – At the same time Adolf Hitler was attempting to take over the western world, his armies were methodically seeking and hoarding the finest art treasures in Europe. The Fuhrer had begun cataloging the art he planned to collect as well as the art he would destroy: ‘degenerate’ works he despised.

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen by Hendrik Groen

Hendrik Groen may be old, but he is far from dead and isn’t planning to be buried anytime soon. Instead, he sets out to write an exposé: a year in the life of his care home in Amsterdam.




Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake

Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake [sound recording]
Graves, Sarah, author – Jake and Ellie have been through a lot together, so when they decide to open a chocolate-themed bakery, they figure it’ll be a piece of cake. Unfortunately, something sinister is brewing in the kitchen of The Chocolate Moose-where health inspector Matt Muldoon is found murdered.

“Alex Smyth, of Irish birth but living for many years with his wife in rural Canada, receives a trout fly in the mail, with no message and no return address. It stirs a fear that he is being stalked after the publication of his first novel and awakens in him deeply buried, inchoate memories from his childhood in Ireland, before he was old enough to understand the adult world around him. It also evokes the guilt that he may have murdered a man, a feeling so strong it changes him and threatens his marriage. Alex has no choice but to return alone to Ireland and his estranged father, to try and begin to solve the mystery”– Provided by publisher.

The Girls in the Picture [sound recording]
Benjamin, Melanie, 1962- A fascinating novel of the friendship and creative partnership between two of Hollywood’s earliest female legends, screenwriter Frances Marion and superstar Mary Pickford.

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