Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Super Secret New eAudio


Each month, we order new titles in eMedia.

These titles don't show up in the Wowbrary "Coming Soon" list.

They don't show up in our library catalog.

The ONLY place they are is in the eMedia catalog. But you'd never know it.

And, you can see them HERE! Click on Request It to get these new and upcoming releases!

Quick List: (Scroll down to see the book descriptions and release dates)

E.J. Altbacker: Shark Wars 2


L. Frank Baum: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz


Harry Belafonte: My Song


Chris Bohjalian: The Night Strangers


Alan Bradley: I Am Half-Sick of Shadows


Patricia Cornwell: Red Mist


James Dashner: The Death Cure


Joan Didion: Blue Nights


Janet Evanovich: Explosive Eighteen


Sue Grafton: V is for...


John Grisham: The Litigators


Tami Hoag: Down the Darkest Road


Nancy Holder: Unleashed


Jeff Lindsay: Double Dexter


James Luceno: Darth Plagueis


Mary Pope Osborne: Magic Tree House, Books 46 & 47


Christopher Paolini: Inheritance


Tamora Pierce: Mastiff


Condoleezza Rice: No Higher Honor


Rick Riordan: The Son of Neptune


Al Roker: The Talk Show Murders


Taylor Stevens: The Innocent

Coming Soon eAudio:

Shark Wars 2
E.J. Altbacker
Ever since Gray, Barkley, and their friends defeated Goblin, an infamous great white, at Tuna Run, life in the Big Blue has become murkier than ever for this young shiver of sharks. Food is scarce. Enemies lurk in every shadow. And Gray still doesn't know what has become of his family - of his mother, Sandy, and the rest of his Coral Reef shiver.

Everywhere they swim, currents seem to whisper of a growing threat . . . of a shark who will stop at nothing until he has seized control of the entire ocean.

Now Gray must train with Takiza Jaelynn Betta vam Delacrest Waveland ka Boom Boom, a wise and mysterious fighting fish who has promised to teach his young apprentice the ways of the ocean and the secret of what it means to be a great warrior. That is, if Gray can learn to believe in himself, find the courage to trust his heart, and grow big enough to fight back!


The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
L. Frank Baum
When Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are swept away from Kansas in a wild cyclone, they find themselves in the strange and magical land of Oz. On a quest to find her way back home, Dorothy and her friends the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion journey to the Emerald City where the great and powerful Wizard lives. Discover Dorothy's unforgettable adventures in one of the most enchanting fantasy novels of all time.


My Song
Harry Belafonte
Harry Belafonte grew up, poverty-ridden, in Harlem and Jamaica. It was not an easy life, but it instilled in young Harry the hard-nosed toughness of the city and the resilient spirit of the Caribbean lifestyle. It also gave him the drive to make good and channel his anger into actions that were positive and life-affirming.

Theater opened up a whole new world, one that was artistic and political and made him realize that not only did he have a need to express himself, he had a lot to express.

Then his activism broadened to a lifelong, passionate involvement at the heart of the civil rights movement and countless other political and social causes.

As both an artist and an activist, Belafonte has touched countless lives. With My Song, he has found yet another way to entertain and inspire us. It is an electrifying memoir from a remarkable man.


The Night Strangers
Chris Bohjalian
Chip and Emily Linton buy a Victorian in New Hampshire. In the basement there's a mysterious door sealed by 39 bolts - 39 being exactly the number of passengers who died when pilot Chip was forced to land his regional jet on Lake Champlain. Soon Chip is haunted (literally) by the dead passengers.


I Am Half-Sick of Shadows
Alan Bradley
It's Christmastime, and the precocious Flavia de Luce - an eleven-year-old sleuth with a passion for chemistry and a penchant for crime-solving - is tucked away in her laboratory, whipping up a concoction to ensnare Saint Nick.

But she is soon distracted when a film crew arrives at Buckshaw, the de Luces' decaying English estate, to shoot a movie starring the famed Phyllis Wyvern. Amid a raging blizzard, the entire village of Bishop's Lacey gathers at Buckshaw to watch Wyvern perform, yet nobody is prepared for the evening's shocking conclusion: a body found, past midnight, strangled to death with a length of film.

But who among the assembled guests would stage such a chilling scene? As the storm worsens and the list of suspects grows, Flavia must use every ounce of sly wit at her disposal to ferret out a killer hidden in plain sight.


Red Mist
Patricia Cornwell
Determined to find out what happened to her former deputy chief, Jack Fielding, murdered six months earlier, Kay Scarpetta travels to the Georgia Prison for Women, where an inmate has information not only on Fielding, but also on a string of grisly killings.

The murder of an Atlanta family years ago, a young woman on death row, and the inexplicable deaths of homeless people as far away as California seem unrelated. But Scarpetta discovers connections that compel her to conclude that what she thought ended with Fielding's death and an attempt on her own life is only the beginning of something far more destructive: a terrifying terrain of conspiracy and potential terrorism on an international scale. And she is the only one who can stop it.


The Death Cure
James Dashner
Thomas knows that Wicked can't be trusted, but they say the time for lies is over, that they've collected all they can from the Trials and now must rely on the Gladers, with full memories restored, to help them with their ultimate mission. It's up to the Gladers to complete the blueprint for the cure to the Flare with a final voluntary test

What Wicked doesn't know is that something's happened that no Trial or Variable could have foreseen. Thomas has remembered far more than they think. And he knows that he can't believe a word of what Wicked says.

The time for lies is over. But the truth is more dangerous than Thomas could ever imagine.

Will anyone survive the Death Cure?


Blue Nights
Joan Didion
Blue Nights opens on July 26, 2010, as Didion thinks back to Quintana's wedding in New York seven years before. Today would be her wedding anniversary. This fact triggers vivid snapshots of Quintana's childhood - in Malibu, in Brentwood, at school in Holmby Hills.

Reflecting on her daughter but also on her role as a parent, Didion asks the candid questions any parent might about how she feels she failed either because cues were not taken or perhaps displaced. "How could I have missed what was clearly there to be seen?"

Finally, perhaps we all remain unknown to each other. Seamlessly woven in are incidents Didion sees as underscoring her own age, something she finds hard to acknowledge, much less accept.

Blue Nights - the long, light evening hours that signal the summer solstice, "the opposite of the dying of the brightness, but also its warning" - like The Year of Magical Thinking before it, is an iconic book of incisive and electric honesty, haunting and profoundly moving.


Explosive Eighteen
Janet Evanovich
Can't wait to find out what happens next? Luckily, you won't have to wait very long! The next Stephanie Plum adventure arrives later this year: on November 22, 2011! So sit tight and before you know it, "Explosive Eighteen" will be here.


V is for...
Sue Grafton
A woman with a murky past who kills herself - or was it murder? A dying old man cared for by the son he pummeled mercilessly. A lovely woman whose life is about to splinter into a thousand fragments. A professional shoplifting ring racking up millions in stolen goods. A brutal and unscrupulous gangster. A wandering husband, rich and powerful. A spoiled kid awash in gambling debt thinking he can beat the system. A lonely widower mourning the death of his lover, desperate for answers that may be worse than the pain of his loss. An elegant but ruthless businessman whose dealings are definitely outside the law: the spider at the center of the web.

And Kinsey Millhone, whose thirty-eighth-birthday gift is a punch in the face that leaves her with two black eyes and a busted nose.

V: Victim. Violence. Vengeance.


The Litigators
John Grisham
The partners at Finley & Figg refer to themselves as "a boutique law firm" - chic, selective, and prosperous. What they are is a two-bit operation specializing in quickie divorces and DUIs. After twenty plus years together, Oscar Finley and Wally Figg bicker like an old married couple but somehow continue to scratch out a half-decent living from their seedy offices in southwest Chicago.

David Zinc, a young but already burned-out attorney, walks away from his fast-track career at a fancy downtown firm, goes on a serious bender, and finds himself literally at the doorstep of the boutique firm. Once David sobers up and comes to grips with the fact that he's suddenly unemployed, any job - even one with Finley & Figg - looks okay to him.

An extremely popular drug, Krayoxx, the number one cholesterol reducer for the dangerously overweight, has recently come under fire after several patients taking it have suffered heart attacks. All Finley & Figg has to do is find a handful of people who have had heart attacks while taking Krayoxx, convince them to become clients, join the class action, and ride along to fame and fortune. With any luck, they won't even have to enter a courtroom!

It almost seems too good to be true.

And it is.


Down the Darkest Road
Tami Hoag
Through Leone's pioneering, science-based investigatory skills, Hoag explores the early days of forensic police work. And through the chilling case at the heart of Down the Darkest Road, she hooks ever more readers into the meticulously crafted, all-too-terrifying world of Oak Knoll, where the scariest secrets of all can be found... Down the Darkest Road.


Unleashed
Nancy Holder
The Wolf Springs Chronicles introduces readers to a town of secrets and the new girl who's about to start believing in werewolves.


Double Dexter
Jeff Lindsay
Dexter Morgan is not your average serial killer. He enjoys his day job as a blood spatter analyst for the Miami Police Department. He lives for his nighttime hobby of hunting other killers.

Dexter is therefore not pleased to discover that someone is shadowing him, observing him, and copying his methods. Dexter is not one to tolerate displeasure... in fact, he has a knack for extricating himself from trouble in his own pleasurable way.


Darth Plagueis
James Luceno
The Yuuzhan Vong are poised to conquer the galaxy and Luke, Mara, and Jacen are missing in unknown space in this climactic final novel in the 19-book New Jedi Order series.


Magic Tree House, Books 46 & 47
Mary Pope Osborne
Dogs in the Dead of Night
When the magic tree house whisks Jack and Annie back in time to the highest pass in the Swiss Alps, they discover an ancient monastery filled with monks and Saint Bernard dogs. Annie can’t resist offering to train a wild young dog named Barry. Will Barry lead Jack and Annie to the mysterious flower they need to save a friend’s life? Or will he only lead them into danger? Before the night is over, Jack and Annie will be forced to use some crazy magic! Join everyone’s favorite brother and sister duo on an adventure that is scary and magical, and more fun than they’ve ever had!

Abe Lincoln at Last!
Jack and Annie go back in time to help Abe Lincoln, not once, but twice! They get to meet the great man as a boy, and during his time as president.


Inheritance
Christopher Paolini
Not so very long ago, Eragon - Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider - was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders.

Long months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. And still, the real battle lies ahead: they must confront Galbatorix. When they do, they will have to be strong enough to defeat him. And if they cannot, no one can. There will be no second chances.

The Rider and his dragon have come further than anyone dared to hope. But can they topple the evil king and restore justice to Alagaesia? And if so, at what cost?


Mastiff
Tamora Pierce
The Legend of Beka Cooper gives Tamora Pierce's fans exactly what they want--a smart and savvy heroine making a name for herself on the mean streets of Tortall's Lower City--while offering plenty of appeal for new readers as well.


No Higher Honor
Condoleezza Rice
No Higher Honor takes the reader into secret negotiating rooms where the fates of Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and Lebanon often hung in the balance, and it draws back the curtain on how frighteningly close all-out war loomed in clashes involving Pakistan-India and Russia-Georgia, and in East Africa.

Surprisingly candid in her appraisals of various Administration colleagues and the hundreds of foreign leaders with whom she dealt, Rice also offers here keen insight into how history actually proceeds. In No Higher Honor, she delivers a master class in statecraft -- but always in a way that reveals her essential warmth and humility, and her deep reverence for the ideals on which America was founded.


The Son of Neptune
Rick Riordan
Three demigods named Jason, Piper, and Leo made their first visit to Camp Half-Blood, where they inherited a quest. But who are the other four mentioned in the prophesy? The answer may lie in another camp miles away, where a new camper has shown up and appears to be the son of Neptune, god of the sea.


The Talk Show Murders
Al Roker
Celebrity chef turned sleuth Billy Blessing finds his plate full of danger once again, as secrets from his long-buried past threaten to make a comeback.

Before Billy had his five-star restaurant in New York, before he was tapped to co-host the morning show Wake Up, America!, he lived a totally different life as wily con man Billy Blanchard. Billy did time for his crimes, reinvented himself, and has successfully kept that part of his past covered up ever since.

When he and Eddie Patton, a nosy ex-cop with a long memory, are guests on a popular Chicago TV talk show, the off-camera chat turns to blackmail. Billy may have no choice but to pay up or see the embarrassing truth from being blogcast to the world on Patton's true crime website.

This being Chicago, secrets have a way of getting out - and getting people killed. When Patton winds up dead in his apartment only hours after trying to shake Billy down, it's just the first in a string of killings that has America's most beloved TV host scrambling for clues.

Throw in a budding romance with a visiting movie star and Billy Blessing may have finally gotten himself into one sticky situation even he can't talk his way out of.


The Innocent
Taylor Stevens
Eight years ago, a man walked five-year-old Hannah out the front doors of her school and spirited her over the Mexican border, taking her into the world of a cult known as The Chosen. For eight years, followers of The Prophet have hidden the child, moving her from country to country, shielding the man who stole her.

Now, those who’ve searched the longest know where to find her. They are childhood survivors of The Chosen, thirty-somethings born and raised inside the cult who’ve managed to make lives for themselves on the outside. They understand the mindset, the culture within that world, and turn to Vanessa Michael Munroe for help, knowing that the only possibility of stealing Hannah back and getting her safely out of Argentina is to trust someone who doesn’t trust them, and get Munroe on the inside.

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