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  1. 16.1 hrs • Oct/29/2013 • Unabridged

    From New York Times bestselling author Mira Grant comes a high-concept near-future thriller. A decade in the future, humanity thrives in the absence of sickness and disease. We owe our good health to a humble parasite—a genetically engineered tapeworm developed by the pioneering SymboGen Corporation. When implanted, the Intestinal Bodyguard worm protects its host from illness, boosts the immune system—and even secretes designer drugs. It’s been successful beyond the scientists’ wildest dreams. Now, years on, almost all human beings have a SymboGen tapeworm living within them. But these parasites are getting restless. They want their own lives—and will do anything to get them.

    Available Formats: MP3 CD

    Parasite

    Read by Christine Lakin
    16.1 hrs • Oct/29/2013 • Unabridged
    Library CD
    Also: MP3 CD
  2. 12.7 hrs • Apr/01/2014 • Unabridged

    Emma Donoghue’s explosive new novel, based on an unsolved murder. Summer of 1876. San Francisco is in the fierce grip of a record-breaking heat wave and a smallpox epidemic. Through the window of a railroad saloon, a young woman called Jenny Bonnet is shot dead. The survivor, her friend Blanche Beunon, is a French burlesque dancer. Over the next three days, she will risk everything to bring Jenny’s murderer to justice—if he doesn’t track her down first. The story Blanche struggles to piece together is one of free-love bohemians, desperate paupers, and arrogant millionaires; of jealous men, icy women, and damaged children. It’s the secret life of Jenny herself, a notorious character who breaks the law every morning by getting dressed: a charmer as slippery as the frogs she hunts. In thrilling, cinematic style, Frog Music digs up a long-forgotten, never-solved crime. Full of songs that migrated across the world, Emma Donoghue’s lyrical tale of love and bloodshed captures the pulse of a boomtown like no other.

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    Frog Music

    Read by Khristine Hvam
    12.7 hrs • Apr/01/2014 • Unabridged
    Library CD
  3. 12.5 hrs • Jun/24/2014 • Unabridged

    A touching new novel from bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand in which a woman sets out to find love for those closest to her—before it’s too lateForty-eight-year-old Nantucketer Dabney Kimball Beech has always had a gift for matchmaking. Some call her ability mystical, while others—like her husband, celebrated economist John Boxmiller Beech, and her daughter, Agnes, who is clearly engaged to the wrong man—call it meddlesome, but there’s no arguing with her results: with forty-two happy couples to her credit and all of them still together, Dabney has never been wrong about romance. Never, that is, except in the case of herself and Clendenin Hughes, the green-eyed boy who took her heart with him long ago when he left the island to pursue his dream of becoming a journalist. Now, after spending twenty-seven years on the other side of the world, Clen is back on Nantucket, and Dabney has never felt so confused, or so alive. But when tragedy threatens her own second chance, Dabney must face the choices she’s made and share painful secrets with her family. Determined to make use of her gift before it’s too late, she sets out to find perfect matches for those she loves most.The Matchmaker is a heartbreaking new novel from Elin Hilderbrand about losing and finding love, even as you’re running out of time.

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    The Matchmaker

    Read by Erin Bennett
    12.5 hrs • Jun/24/2014 • Unabridged
    Library CD
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