Talking Books Plus

Still Alice Movie Tie-In

By Ann | July 28, 2015


Want to read a book made into a movie? Have you read Still Alice?

Talking Books Plus (TBP) has the audio version of this bestseller book that was made into a movie.  This novel written by Lisa Genova is narrated by Annie Wauters in the audio version from the National Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS). The book length is 8 hours, 6 minutes.  You can find this book in the TBP Catalog by searching the subjects,  Alzheimer’s disease and Women college teachers.  The book order number is DB068429.

Below is a description of the book taken from the TBP Catalog -

As she turns fifty and begins experiencing odd lapses of memory, Harvard psychology professor Alice Howland gets the life-altering diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Her lecturing and traveling for work, and her relationships with her scientist husband and grown children, morph along with the disease. Some strong language. Bestseller.  2007.

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Novel Ideas Book Discussion Aug 21

By Ann | July 28, 2015


On Friday, August 21, 2015 at 9 pm the Novel Ideas Discussion Group will be talking about Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler. Talking Books Plus (TBP) members may download or reserve a copy to be mailed to them. Visit the Book Nook Room to participate in the discussion. TBP members who are not already BARD members may sign up for download service at BARD.

Request DB076861.

Below is a description of the book taken from the Rhode Island TBP Catalog

Ninety-year-old Miss Isabelle asks Dorrie–the hairstylist Isabelle has come to consider like a daughter–to drive her to Cincinnati from Texas. Isabelle reveals her hidden past on the drive and helps Dorrie sort out her own life. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

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Talking Book Topics July August 2015

By Ann | July 28, 2015


The July-August 2015 issue of the Talking Book Topics book catalog published by the National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) is available online. RI Talking Books Plus (TBP) members may order these books through the TBP online Catalog or request titles from TBP by olis.tbp@olis.ri.gov  or phone (401.574.9310) or mail requests to: Talking Books Plus, One Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908.

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Mystery Book Discussion Aug 23

By Ann | July 28, 2015


On Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 5 pm the Mystery Book Discussion group will be talking about The rosary girls: a novel by Richard Montanari. Talking Books Plus (TBP) members may download or reserve a copy to be mailed to them. Visit the Book Nook Room to participate in the discussion. TBP members who are not already BARD members may sign up for download service at BARD.

Request DB59662.

Below is a description of the book taken from the Rhode Island TBP Catalog

Veteran Philadelphia cop Kevin Byrne and rookie partner Jessica Balzano investigate a serial killer who targets Catholic schoolgirls, leaving a rosary with each corpse. Byrne, who uses unorthodox methods to solve crimes, is hounded by a reporter while Jessica takes up boxing. Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2005.

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Go Set a Watchman in Hardcopy

By Ann | July 24, 2015


NLS (National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped) is recording the book, Go set a watchman by Harper Lee. Expected release date of the audio digital version (DB81896) is late August 2015.

The web Braille version (BRE00097) is currently available on BARD (Braille Audio Reading Download) and the Braille hardcopy version (BR20919) is posted in the NLS Catalog as “in process.”

Hardcopies may be mailed to members when listed in the TBP Catalog. Watch for announcements on this blog when the Braille hardcopy and audio digital hardcopy formats have been added to the TBP Catalog.

 

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Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

By Ann | July 23, 2015


The National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) announces that  Go Set a Watchman, the new release from To Kill A Mockingbird author Harper Lee, is now available in Unified English Braille (UEB) on the NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) site. The Braille book number is BRE00097.

Rhode Island residents can download this book through the Talking Books Plus (TBP) catalog at http://www.olis.ri.gov/tpb/. TBP, an NLS network library, is a service of the Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS.)

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World of Books Discussion Group Aug 16

By Ann | July 22, 2015


On Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 4 pm the World of Books discussion group will be talking about Deep Down Dark: the untold stories of 33 men buried in a Chilean mine, and the miracle that set them free by Hector Tobar. Talking Books Plus members may download or reserve a copy to be mailed to them. Visit the Book Nook Room to participate in the discussion. Talking Books Plus members who are not already BARD members may sign up for download service at BARD.

Request DB80598.

Below is a description of the book taken from the RI Talking Books Plus Catalog

Journalist and author of Translation Nation (DB 60626) chronicles the experiences of the men trapped in a Chilean mine for sixty-nine days after it caved in on August 5, 2010. Describes their living conditions, interpersonal relations, coping with stress, and eventual rescue. Some strong language. Bestseller.  2014.

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Fiction Old and New Book Discussion Aug 11

By Ann | July 16, 2015


On Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 9 pm the Fiction Old and New Book Discussion Group will be talking about The Bees by Laline Laline Paull. Talking Books Plus members may download or reserve a copy to be mailed to them. Visit the Book Nook Room to participate in the discussion. Talking Books Plus members who are not already BARD members may sign up for download service at BARD.

Request DB80129.

Below is a description of the book taken from the RI Talking Books Plus Catalog

Flora 717 emerges into the life of a hive situated in an orchard. She is tasked as a sanitation worker, but slowly works her way up the hierarchy until she has access to the Queen’s inner sanctum. However, Flora discovers secrets behind the Queen’s power and becomes a threat. 2014

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Science Fiction Book Discussion Group Aug 13

By Ann | July 13, 2015


On Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 9 pm the Science Fiction discussion group will be talking about Lord Valentine’s castle by  Robert Silverberg. Talking Books Plus members may download or reserve a copy to be mailed to them. Visit the Book Nook Room to participate in the discussion. Talking Books Plus members who are not already BARD members may sign up for download service at BARD.

Request DB59545.

Below is a description of the book taken from the RI Talking Books Plus Catalog

On planet Majipoor, Valentine, a young man ignorant of his destiny, joins a troupe of traveling jugglers. Later, with his purpose clear, he undertakes an epic journey to reclaim the throne as his world’s rightful ruler. Some descriptions of sex. 1979.

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June 2015 NLS Bestsellers List

By Ann | July 8, 2015


Books in the June 2015 Bestsellers List may be requested online through the Talking Books Plus Catalog or by email olis.tbplus@olis.ri.gov or phone 401.574.9310.

BACKGROUND

The enclosed Bestsellers List compiled monthly by NLS combines information taken from the bestseller lists of the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and the Washington Post.

Bestsellers are included in the NLS list when they appear on one of the above bestseller lists for a month or more.

Once a title appears in the NLS list with a book number, it will not appear on future NLS lists.

The acronyms used for newspapers and book clubs in the NLS list are:

Code      Source

LAT       Los Angeles Times

NYT       New York Times

WP        Washington Post

 

 

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