BBC Audiobooks America
Most widely held works by BBC Audiobooks America
Roots the saga of an American family by Alex Haley ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2007 in Undetermined and English and held by 688 libraries worldwide
"It begins with a birth in an African village in 1750, and ends two centuries later at a funeral in Arkansas. And in that time span, an unforgettable cast of men, women, and children come to life, many of them based on the people from Alex Haley's own family tree. When Alex was a boy growing up in Tennessee, his grandmother used to tell him stories about their family, stories that went way back to a man she called the African who was taken aboard a slave ship bound for Colonial America. As an adult, Alex spent twelve years searching for documentation that might authenticate what his grandmother had told him. In an astonishing feat of genealogical detective work, he discovered the name of the "African"--Kunta Kinte--as well as the exact location of the village in West Africa from where he was abducted in 1767. Roots is based on the facts of his ancestry, and the six generations of people."--Container.
The last surgeon by Michael Palmer ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 628 libraries worldwide
Dr. Nick Garrity and psych nurse Gillian Coates determine that one-by-one, each of those in the operating room for a fatally botched case is dying. Their discoveries pit them against genius Franz Koller--the highly-paid master of the "non-kill." As doctor and nurse move closer to finding the terrifying secret behind these killings, Koller has been given a new directive: his mission will not be complete until Gillian and Garrity, the last surgeon, are dead.
Eats, shoots and leaves cutting a dash -- the radio series that inspired the hit book by Lynne Truss ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 520 libraries worldwide
Presented here for the first time in America is the original landmark BBC Radio 4 program in its entirety.
Slumdog millionaire by Vikas Swarup ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 499 libraries worldwide
Originally entitled Q&A, Vikas Swarup's Slumdog Millionaire unfolds the story of Ram Thomas, an uneducated orphan from the slums of Mumbai, India. The story opens with authorities, unconvinced that a slumdog could answer all twelve questions correctly on India's biggest game show, Who Will Win a Billion?, holding Ram on suspicions of cheating. Enter Smita Shah, a lawyer bent on rescuing Ram. With Smita as his listener, Ram reveals how his life experiences gave him the needed answers to win.
There goes the bride an Agatha Raisin mystery by M. C Beaton ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 492 libraries worldwide
Bossy, impulsive, yet hopelessly romantic, Agatha is dreading the upcoming marriage of her ex-husband, James Lacey. Her best intentions to move on with her life are put on hold when James' young bride is shot to death just minutes before saying I do, and Agatha is named the prime suspect.
Savages a Nameless Detective novel by Bill Pronzini ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 484 libraries worldwide
Investigating the death of a woman that has been ruled accidental by the police but that her sister insists was a murder by a known perpetrator, a reluctant Nameless begins to suspect that the victim's sister is telling the truth when he learns unsettling facts about her life.
A question of belief by Donna Leon ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 482 libraries worldwide
Under the stifling summer sun, Venice is flooded with tourism. Commissario Guido Brunetti is planning the perfect mountain vacation where he can catch up on his reading. However, before he can go, an old friend has him look into a court corruption case. As he probes deeper, Commissario Brunetti quickly becomes embroiled in a shocking murder case that is linked to his own investigation.
Sizzling sixteen by Janet Evanovich ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 473 libraries worldwide
When bounty hunter Stephanie Plum inherits a "lucky" bottle from her Uncle Pip, she's a bit confused. Her uncle Pip never clarified whether the bottle brings good luck or bad luck.
Murder, she wrote. Margaritas & murder by Donald Bain ( Recording )
19 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 434 libraries worldwide
"In this new novel in the bestselling series, mystery writer Jessica Fletcher accompanies her publisher to Mexico for a little R & R. San Miguel de Allende is the perfect place for Jessica to soak up the sun, bask in Mexican culture, and spend some time with her good friends Vaughan and Olga Buckley. But when Vaughan is kidnapped for a large ransom, Jessical must put her life on the line to find her old friend"--Container cover insert.
Missing mom [a novel by Joyce Carol Oates ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 432 libraries worldwide
A woman's identity is transformed following the unexpected loss of her mother.
A Christmas guest by Anne Perry ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 429 libraries worldwide
"Cantankerous and vinegar-tongued Grandmama, from Anne Perry's Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series, is the leading character in this Christmas novel, which unfolds in the chilly, windswept Romney Marshes off the English Channel. Grandmama arrives on a holiday visit to the home of Charlotte's parents, where a fellow guest--an outcast from her own family--is subsequently murdered. Like the heroes before her in Anne Perry's Christmas novels, Grandmama is called upon to play the role of amateur detective."--Container.
Supreme justice [a novel of suspense by Phillip Margolin ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 420 libraries worldwide
Attorney Brad Miller, FBI agent Keith Evans, and private investigator Dana Cutler untangle a five-year-old murder case involving a ghost ship and the President's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Edge of evil a novel of suspense by Judith A Jance ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 419 libraries worldwide
Television journalist Alison Reynolds has been ousted from her job in Los Angeles in favor of a younger woman. In her mid-forties, Alison faces not only the end of a lucrative career, but the end of a ten-year marriage to a cheating studio executive. Escaping to Arizona, Alison begins blogging for therapy, and to help others deal with being cut loose--from marriages, jobs, life. Her writing soon touches a chord with many women, but threatening posts start to haunt her and the death of a friend may not be what it seems. When the woman who replaced her on TV is mysteriously murdered, Alison recognizes that she must find the killer before she is cut loose once and for all.
Death of a dreamer a Hamish MacBeth mystery by M. C Beaton ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 416 libraries worldwide
Surprised that a newcomer to the Scottish Highlands has remained steadfast to her new home in spite of an inhospitable winter, constable Hamish Macbeth learns that the woman has deluded herself into believing that she is engaged to a local artist.
The Cinderella deal by Jennifer Crusie ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 401 libraries worldwide
Linc Blaise needed the perfect fiancée to win his dream job, but finding a woman who'd be convincing in a charade seemed impossible--until he heard Daisy Flattery charm her way out of a sticky situation! Playing the prim and proper bride-to-be was a lark to the dazzling storyteller, but once she glimpsed the touching vulnerability Linc tried to hide, pretense turned into temptation. Could she find a way to make their fairy tale last?
Cross fire by James Patterson ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 399 libraries worldwide
Planning on finally tying the knot, Alex Cross has to put his wedding plans on indefinite hiatus when a crooked congressman and a shady lobbyist are assassinated in Washington, D.C. As he quarrels with FBI Agent Max Siegel over jurisdiction and control of the investigations, the murders continue and Alex realizes that the killer must be someone close to the case. To make matters worse, Kyle 'The Mastermind 'Craig has returned and will stop at nothing until Alex is dead.
Toys by James Patterson ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 398 libraries worldwide
As Elites, the most genetically enhanced creatures on Earth, Hays and Lizbeth Baker have it all: super-human strength, exceptional intelligence, stunning looks, domestic bliss. But then comes an unbelievable shock and the Bakers must fight to save humans everywhere from extinction...or they just might lose their perfect family.Hays Baker and his wife Lizbeth possess super-human strength, exceptional intelligence, stunning looks, a sex life to die for, and two beautiful children...
A duty to the dead by Charles Todd ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 380 libraries worldwide
The daughter of a distinguished soldier, Bess Crawford follows in his patriotic footsteps, volunteering to serve her country as a nurse during the Great War. In 1916, she promises Lieutenant Arthur Graham that she will carry his dying request to a brother. When the hospital ship is sunk by a mine and she is sent home to England to recover from her wounds, Bess is determined to fulfill her promise at last.
Money to burn by James Grippando ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 361 libraries worldwide
Michael Centella is a rising star at Wall Street investment bank Saxton Silvers. Everything is going according to plan until the love of his life, Ivy Layton, vanishes on their honeymoon in the Bahamas. Seven years later, Michael's got undercover FBI agents afoot, spyware on his computer, and mysterious e-mails from a "JBU." Embroiled in corporate espionage, he's desperate to clear his name. He doesn't want to believe it, but the signs point to his first wife, Ivy. Could she be back from the dead to destroy him?
Notorious by Iris Johansen ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 358 libraries worldwide
"Beautiful actress Mallory Thane endured the harsh, unforgiving glare of publicity during the trial in which she stood accused of murdering her husband. But even the acquittal that set her free couldn't ease the heartache of her ordeal. Desperate to get back her life, her career, and her sanity, she accepts a new movie deal on an island paradise-only to realize that she has walked into a trap. Her captor is power player Sabin Wyatt, a dark, enigmatic man who still holds Mallory responsible for his brother Ben's death. But at the root of his scheme is his obsessive need to possess the woman who haunts his dreams, no matter what truth she's hiding"--From container.
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