Books on CD
A Friend of the Family by Lauren Grodstein
Pete Dizinoff has built a thriving medical practice, he has a loving and devoted wife, a network of close friends, and an impressive house. He also has a son, for whom he and his wife want only the best. They’ve afforded him every opportunity, bailed him out of close calls with the law, and despite Alec’s lack of interest, even managed to get him accepted by a good college. When Alec falls under the spell of Laura (the daughter of Pete’s best friend), Pete sees his dreams for his son not just unraveling but completely destroyed. With a belief that he has only the best intentions, he sets out to derail the romance. But he could not have foreseen how, in the process, he might shatter his whole live and devastate his family.
The Wrecker by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott
In The Cape, Clive Cussler introduced an electrifying new hero, the tall, lean, no-nonsense detective Isaac Bell, and who, driven by his sense of justice, travels early-twentieth- century American pursuing Thieves and killers…and sometimes criminals much worse.
It is 1907, a year of financial panic and labor unrest. Train wrecks, fires, and explosions sabotage the Southern Pacific Railroad’s Cascades express line, and desperate, the railroad hires the fabled Van Dorn Detective Agency. Van Dorn sends in his best man, and Bell quickly discovers that a mysterious saboteur haunts the hobo jungles of the West, a man known as the Wrecker, who recruits accomplices from the down-and-out to attack the railroad, and then kills them afterward. The Wrecker traverses the vast spaces of the American West as if he had wings, striking wherever he pleases, causing untold damage and loss of human life. Who is he? What does he want? Is he a striker? An anarchist? A revolutionary determined to displace the “privileged few”? A criminal mastermind engineering some as yet unexplained scheme?
What the Dog Saw by Malcom Gladwell
What is the difference between choking and panicking? why are there dozens of vaierties of mustard by on one variety of ketchup? What do football players teach us about how to hire teachers? What does hair dye tell us about the history of the twentieth century?
In the past decade, Malcolm Gladwell has written three books that have radically changed how we understand our world and ourselves: The Tipping Point, Blink and Outliers. Now, in What the Dog Saw, he brings together, for the first time, the best of his writing from the New Yorker over the same period.
(Taken from covers)