Suggested adult fiction audiobooks for general readership.

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C.J. Box

MYS CD BOX

Cody Hoyt, while a brilliant cop, is an alcoholic struggling with two months of sobriety when his mentor and AA sponsor Hank Winters is found burned to death in a remote mountain cabin. After years of bad behavior with his department, Cody’s in no position to be investigating a homicide, but this man was a friend and Cody’s determined to find his killer.


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Left Neglected
Lisa Genova

CD GENOVA

In the prime of her life, a woman’s fate takes a tragic turn when a devastating car accident leaves her crippled with a debilitating brain disorder.


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The American Heiress: A Novel
Daisy Goodwin

CD GOODWIN

In the 1890s, American heiress Cora Cash is married to an English duke and earns the title Duchess of Wareham. However, her husband Ivo is not exactly who he appears to be and Cora quickly discovers that she may have to decide between money and happiness.


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A Discovery of Witches: A Novel
Deborah Harkness

SF CD HARKNESS

Discovering a magical manuscript in Oxford’s library, scholar Diana Bishop, a descendant of witches who has rejected her heritage, inadvertently unleashes a fantastical underworld of daemons, witches, and vampires whose activities center around an enchanted treasure.


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The Red Garden
Alice Hoffman

CD HOFFMAN

In the mid 1700s, Hallie Brady, hopelessly married to a fool, finds herself stranded in the middle of nowhere with a few other families. For shelter from the oncoming winter, the group digs in and Hallie becomes the founder of Blackwell, Massachusetts. Over the centuries, the people and landscape of Blackwell have changed but the red garden, the land where Hallie’s house originally stood, has endured.


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The Stand
Stephen King

HORROR CD KING

This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides or are chosen. A world in which good rides on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abigail.


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The Night Circus
Erin Morgenstern

SF CD MORGENSTERN

A circus, titled Le Cirque des Reve, comes to town out of the blue and without warning. Within its tents, young magicians Celia and Marco compete to be the best, having done so since childhood. However, under the backdrop of their intense rivalry, a blossoming romance develops.


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The Leopard
Jo Nesbo

MYS CD NESBO

Two women have been found dead in Oslo, each with bizarre puncture wounds that were caused from the inside of their mouths. Police are baffled, so they send homicide detective Kaja Solness to Hong Kong to track down the one man who they think can solve the case; former serial killer specialist Harry Hole.


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The Tiger's Wife: A Novel
Tea Obreht

CD OBREHT

In a Balkan country mending from years of conflict, Natalia, a young doctor, arrives on a mission of mercy at an orphanage by the sea. By the time she and her lifelong friend Zóra begin to inoculate the children there, she feels age-old superstitions and secrets gathering everywhere around her.


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A Heartbeat Away
Michael Palmer

CD PALMER

During the State of the Union address, a terrorist organization unleashes a deadly virus in the Capitol Building. Without knowing the true deadly potential of this new plague, President Max Hilliard places a call to Griffin Rhodes, a renowned virologist who is serving time in prison for alleged links to terrorism, and offers him a pardon if he successfully combats the virus.


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State of Wonder
Ann Patchett

CD PATCHETT

Researcher Marina Singh is sent by her boss at Vogel, a drug manufacturer, to the jungles of Brazil following the death of a co-worker. It is there that the company is looking into a miracle drug based on a tree bark used by a native tribe. Upon her arrival, Marina must find out the circumstances of her colleague’s death, as well as find out why work has slowed to a crawl on the drug.


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Sing You Home
Jodi Picoult

CD PICOULT

Max and Zoe’s marriage, stressed by infertility problems and miscarriages, is finally destroyed by a stillborn baby. After their divorce, Max backslides into self-destructive drinking, while Zoe finds love and marriage. Max, meanwhile, converts to an evangelical brand of Christianity that pits him against Zoe when she asks Max for permission to use their frozen embryos.


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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer

CD SHAFFER

London, January 1946, emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. She finds it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb. As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends.


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The Informationist: A Thriller
Taylor Stevens

CD STEVENS

Emerging contemporary thriller author Taylor Stevens presents a new paranormal mystery.


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Then Came You
Jennifer Weiner

CD WEINER

43-year-old India Bishop turns to technology for the newborn she wants. After the union of her husband’s sperm and a Princeton senior’s “pedigree” egg is implanted into the womb of a working-class surrogate, a new life begins to grow. But matters are complicated when India’s husband dies, making his 23-year-old daughter the legal guardian of the unborn child.


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