Weekly Book List: Week 23 (Audie Awards–Audiobooks)

Echo Park / Michael Connelly (2007)

Eleven years after his investigation into the 1995 disappearance of Marie Gesto goes cold, Harry Bosch finally gets a chance to put the case to rest when a man accused of two brutal killings agrees to come clean about several others. (CDBOOK CONNELLY / FIC CONNELLY)

 

Doctor Sleep / Stephen King (2014)

After decades as an itinerant alcoholic, middle-aged Dan Torrance uses his remnant powers to assist the dying before coming to the aid of a twelve-year-old girl being tortured by a tribe of murderous paranormals. (CDBOOK KING / FIC KING, STEPHEN)

 

Bring Up the Bodies / Hilary Mantel (2013)

Depicts the downfall of Anne Boleyn at the hands of Henry VIII and Thomas Cromwell as Anne and her powerful family fight back while she is on trial for adultery and treason. (CDBOOK MANTEL / FIC MANTEL)

 

State of Wonder / Ann Patchett (2012)

A researcher at a pharmaceutical company, Marina Singh journeys into the heart of the Amazonian delta to check on a field team that has been silent for two years–a dangerous assignment that forces Marina to confront the ghosts of her past. (CDBOOK PATCHETT / FIC PATCHETT)

 

Natural Born Charmer / Susan Elizabeth Phillips (2008)

Taking to the road between seasons, attractive Chicago Stars quarterback Dean Robillard meets the beautiful and infuriating Blue under unusual circumstances and draws on his competitive skills to overcome her wariness of relationships. (CDBOOK PHILLIPS / FIC PHILLIPS, SUSAN)

 

Origin in Death / J.D. Robb (2006)

When a cosmetic surgeon is killed in his office with tidy precision, Detective Eve Dallas must track down the cunning, cold-blooded killer, who may be one of the doctor’s beautiful female patients. (CDBOOK ROBB)

 

When You are Engulfed in Flames / David Sedaris (2009)

A collection of essays celebrates the foibles of the author’s everyday life in France and America, from an attempt to make coffee with water from a flower vase to a drug purchase in a North Carolina mobile home. (CDBOOK 814.54 SED / 814.54 SED)

 

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks / Rebecca Skloot (2011)

Henrietta Lacks was a 31-year-old black mother of five in Baltimore when she died of cervical cancer in 1951. Without her knowledge, doctors treating her at Johns Hopkins took tissue samples from her cervix for research. They spawned the first viable, indeed miraculously productive, cell line—known as HeLa. These cells have aided in medical discoveries from the polio vaccine to AIDS treatments. (CDBOOK 616.02774 SKL / 616.02774 SKL)

The English Spy / Daniel Silva (2016)

Gabriel Allon investigates the murder of the former princess of England and enlists the help of Christopher Keller, a British commando-turned-professional assassin, to track down master bomb maker Eamon Quinn. (CDBOOK SILVA / FIC SILVA)

 

The Help / Kathryn Stockett (2010)

Limited and persecuted by racial divides in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, three women, including an African-American maid, her sassy and chronically unemployed friend, and a recently graduated white woman, team up for a clandestine project. (CDBOOK STOCKETT / FIC STOCKETT)

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