Posted by: houwr | 01/23/2012

New Audio Books at Centerville and Nola Brantley Memorial Library

Did anyone else make a New Year’s resolution to live a healthier lifestyle and hit the gym each week? If you’re anything like me, you have the best of intentions yet your motivation decreases more and more every day.  This eventually leads to – you guessed it – the same old resolution next year.  Here at the Houston County Public Libraries, we try to do everything we can to help alleviate this vicious cycle of commitment and failure by offering up a great way to keep your mind occupied while your muscles are burning on the treadmill – new audio books!

Both the Centerville Public Library and the Nola Brantley Memorial Library have purchased many new audio books just in time to keep you committed to calorie burning! Below is a sampling of what each library has recently received:

New Audio Books at the Centerville Public Library

One new audio book at the Centerville Public Library is Karin Slaughter’s Fractured.  A review for this work is as follows:

At the start of bestseller Slaughter’s heart-pounding sequel to 2006’s Triptych, wealthy housewife Abigail Campano returns home one day to Atlanta’s posh Ansley Park neighborhood to find a dead girl in the mansion’s upstairs hallway, the apparent killer nearby. Thinking that the girl is her teenage daughter, Emma, the distraught Abby kills the alleged attacker only to realize that the murdered girl is not Emma, but Emma’s friend, Kayla Alexander. Agent Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation soon determines that he has a murder and kidnapping on his hands. Paired with Det. Faith Mitchell, Trent scrambles to put the pieces together and find Emma before it’s too late. Slaughter brings the same raw energy and brutal violence that distinguishes her Grant County series (Beyond Reach, etc.) to this new series with chilling results, while Trent and Mitchell, a pair of complex and deeply flawed heroes, will leave fans clamoring for the next installment. (July) Publishers Weekly. All rights reserved

New Audio Books at the Nola Brantley Memorial Library

The Nola Brantley Memorial Library also houses many new audio books, including Catherine Coulter’s Blindside.  Here is an intriguing review for this work:

The sheriff of Jessborough, Tennessee, Katie Benedict, meets up with best-seller queen Coulter’s ever popular FBI agents, Sherlock and Savich, when she and her five-year-old daughter, Keely, rescue a six-year-old boy fleeing kidnappers. He is the son of Miles Kettering, a former FBI agent. Sam is so traumatized that a local psychiatrist thinks he should remain in Katie and Keely’s house, along with his father. But after another kidnapping attempt, Katie realizes that the motive behind the attacks is an unusual one, and that the relentless kidnappers will never give up. Along the way to solving the mystery, Katie runs into a sadomasochistic couple: the pastor of the Sinful Children of God Church and his bizarre wife, who just happens to be the sister of one of the kidnappers. Meanwhile, Savich is working on the case of a serial killer who is targeting math teachers. –Diana Tixier Herald C2003 Booklist
While we definitely want you to stay healthy with the help of our resources, we have also come to realize many other instances in which audio books can come in handy. Patron testimonials include listening while painting their house, on a lengthy trip or during a work commute.  What about you – when do you like listening to audio books?

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