New audio books at the Taylor Community Library.
“Red Alert” by James Patterson
The richest of New York’s rich gather at The Pierre’s Cotillion Room to raise money for those less fortunate. A fatal blast rocks the room, stirring up horrifying memories of 9/11. Is the explosion an act or terrorism or a homicide? A big-name female filmmaker is the next to die, in a desolate corner of New York City. Detectives Zach Jordan and Kylie MacDonald investigate. The crimes keep escalating as a shadowy killer masterfully plays out his vendetta and threatens to take down NYPD Red in the bargain.
“Burn Bright” by Patricia Briggs
They are the wild and the broken. The werewolves too damaged to live safely among their own kind. For their own good, they have been exiled to the outskirts of Aspen Creek, Montana. Close enough to the Marrok’s pack to have its support; far enough away to not cause any harm. While their Alpha is out of the country, Charles and Anna are on call when an SOS comes in from the mates of one such wildling. Heading into the mountainous wilderness, they interrupt the abduction of the wolf but can’t stop blood from being shed. Now Charles and Anna must use their skills to track down the attackers, reopening a painful chapter in the past that springs from the darkest magic.
“Munich” by Robert Harris
Hugh Legat is a rising star of the British diplomatic service. Paul von Hartmann is on the staff of the German Foreign Office.The two men were friends at Oxford in the 1920s, but have not been in contact since. Now, when Hugh flies with Chamberlain from London to Munich, and Hartmann travels on Hitler’s train overnight from Berlin, their paths are set on a disastrous collision course.
“Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine” by Gail Honeyman
Eleanor Oliphant struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.
Now everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. It is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.
“The Switch” by Joseph Findes
Michael Tanner picks up the wrong MacBook in an airport security line, a mistake he doesn’t notice until he arrives home in Boston. Tanner’s curiosity gets the better of him, and he discovers that the owner is a US senator and that the laptop contains top secret files. When Senator Susan Robbins realizes the mix-up, she calls her chief of staff, Will Abbott, in a panic. They know that the senator broke the law by uploading classified documents onto her personal computer.
Will attempts to gain Tanner’s cooperation and recover the laptop. When Will fails, he turns to an unscrupulous “fixer” for help. Meanwhile, the security agency whose files the senator has appropriated has its own, darker methods and now Tanner finds himself a hunted man, on the run, terrified for the safety of his family, in desperate need of a plan, and able to trust no one.
“Once and For All” by Sarah Dessen
Is it really better to have loved and lost? Louna’s summer job is to help brides plan their perfect day, even though she stopped believing in happily-ever-after when her first love ended tragically. However, charming girl-magnet Ambrose isn’t about to be discouraged now that he’s met the one he really wants. Maybe Louna’s second chance is standing right in front of her.
“Windfall” by Jennifer E. Smith
Alice has never believed in luck, but that doesn’t stop her from rooting for love. After pining for her best friend Teddy for years, she jokingly gifts him a lottery ticket attached to a note professing her love on his birthday. Then, the unthinkable happens: he actually wins. At first, it seems like the luckiest thing on earth. As Teddy gets swept up by his $140 million windfall, fame and fortune come between them, Alice is forced to consider whether her stroke of good fortune might have been anything but.
“The People We Hate at the Wedding” by Grant Grinder
Paul and Alice’s half-sister Eloise is getting married. In London. There will be fancy hotels, dinners at “it” restaurants and a reception at a country estate complete with tea lights and embroidered cloth napkins.They couldn’t hate it more.This is the story of a less than perfect family. Donna, the clan’s mother, is now a widow living in the Chicago suburbs with a penchant for the occasional joint and more than one glass of wine with her best friend while watching House Hunters International. Alice is in her thirties, single, smart, beautiful, stuck in a dead-end job where she is mired in a rather predictable, though enjoyable, affair with her married boss. Her brother Paul lives in Philadelphia with his older, handsomer, tenured track professor boyfriend who’s recently been saying things like “monogamy is an oppressive heteronormative construct,” while eyeing undergrads. And then there’s Eloise. Perfect, gorgeous, cultured Eloise. The product of Donna’s first marriage to a dashing Frenchman, Eloise has spent her school years at the best private boarding schools, her winter holidays in St. John and a post-college life cushioned by a fat, endless trust fund. To top it off, she’s infuriatingly kind and decent.
As this estranged clan gathers together, and Eloise’s walk down the aisle approaches, the power of family, and the complicated ways we hate the ones we love the most will be shown in the most humorous and tender way possible.
“The Perfect Couple” by Elin Hilderbrand
Its Nantucket wedding season, and the Otis-Winbury wedding promises to be an event to remember: the groom’s wealthy parents have spared no expense to host a lavish ceremony at their oceanfront estate. It’s memorable ok, but for all the wrong reasons. After tragedy strikes and a body is discovered in Nantucket Harbor just hours before the ceremony. Now everyone in the wedding party is suddenly a suspect. As Chief of Police Ed Kapenash interviews the members of the wedding party, he discovers that every wedding is a minefield and no couple is perfect.
“Line of Sight” by Mike Made
Twenty-six years ago, Dr. Cathy Ryan restored the eyesight of a young Bosnian girl who had been injured during an attack in the Bosnian War. Today, her son, Jack Ryan Jr. has agreed to track down the young woman and deliver a letter from his mother. What he finds shocks them both. The helpless child has grown into a remarkable woman with a big secret, she runs a controversial refugee agency near Sarajevo. Jack finds himself deeply drawn to both her and her country, but soon finds himself in the crosshairs of the seething ethnic tensions and ancient blood feuds of the Balkans, the region of Europe where empires go to die. If Jack can’t navigate the world of secret service agencies, special operators and local mafias to save Aida, Sarajevo will prove to be the fuse that lights the next world war.