Talking Books Plus

Fantasy Book Discussion Sept 22

By Ann | August 28, 2015


On Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 9 pm the Fantasy Book Discussion Group will be talking about The Clockwork Dagger by Beth Cato. 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 DB81126.

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

Octavia Leander is taking an airship to her new posting as a “medician” when she finds herself caught up in political intrigues. Agents from the Wastes seem to be after her for her abilities to channel magical healing powers, but she finds an ally in Alonzo Garrett. Some violence. 2014.

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National System down over weekend

By Ann | August 28, 2015


All Library of Congress data systems and websites will be offline for equip­ment maintenance from 5:00 p.m. EDT, Friday, August 28, 2015, through 8:00 a.m. EDT, Monday, August 31, 2015. NLS (National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped) services to the public affected include:

NLS apologizes for any inconvenience.

 

 

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Novel Ideas Book Discussion Sept 18

By Ann | August 27, 2015


On Friday, September 18, 2015 at 9 pm the Novel Ideas Book Discussion Group will be talking about Sam’s Letters to Jennifer by James Patterson. 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 DB58826.

Length: 4 hours 25 minutes

Narrator: Anne Heche

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

When grieving widow Jennifer returns to Lake Geneva, the resort town where her grandmother Samantha, “Sam,” is in a coma, Jennifer finds letters addressed to her from Sam detailing the love of Sam’s life, someone not her husband. Jennifer also rekindles a romance with a childhood friend. Bestseller. 2004.

 

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Mystery Book Discussion Sept 27

By Ann | August 24, 2015


On Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 5 pm the Mystery Book Discussion Group will be talking about Someone is Watching by Joy Fielding. 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 DB81190

Narrator: Eva Wilhelm

Length: 12 hours, 37 minutes

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

Violently raped while on a late-night surveillance job, law-firm investigator Bailey Carpenter is left traumatized. Trying to recover, she begins recklessly investigating men she suspects, including one in an adjacent high-rise apartment, whom she watches through her window. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

 

 

 

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World of Books Book Discussion Sept 20

By Ann | August 19, 2015


On Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 5 pm the World of Books Discussion Group will be talking about Hello from the Gillespies by Monica McInerney. 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 DB80501.

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

Before Angela Gillespie–a transplanted Brit living in the Australian outback–writes her annual holiday e-mail, she instead types what she’s really worried about regarding her thirty-two-year marriage, her three grown daughters, and her young son; and she fantasizes about the life she could have had. Then her unknowing husband sends the e-mail. Some strong language. 2014.

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Fiction Old and New Book Discussion Oct 1

By Ann | August 17, 2015


On Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 9 pm the Fiction Old and New Discussion Group will be talking about Walking on Trampolines by Frances Whiting. 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 DB81113.

Reading time: 10 hours 27 minutes

Narrator: Gabriella Cavallero

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

Lulu and Annabelle’s unlikely friendship is quickly forged as girls. They form a secret language, share secrets, and grow up together. The implosion of their friendship leaves scars, however. Years later, Lulu faces choices that may lead to an unforgiveable action. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

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Science Fiction Book Discussion Sept 10

By Ann | August 17, 2015


On Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 9 pm the Science Fiction Discussion Group will be talking about Edge of Dark: The Glittering Edge, Book 1 by Brenda Cooper. 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 DB081418.

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

Society has banished all near-AI beyond the Edge long ago. Now Ranger Charlie never wants to leave the restored planet Lym, until tourist Nona brings news of outlaws from the Edge. The brilliant intelligences of the Edge are coming. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

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BARD Outage Aug 17

By Ann | August 14, 2015


According to NLS, expect a scheduled BARD outage on Monday, August 17th from 7 AM to Noon.  They “will be installing bug fixes and under the hood maintenance to improve the efficiency of BARD.”

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Journey Through History Book Discussion Sept 1

By Ann | August 13, 2015


On Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 9 pm the Journey Through History Book Discussion Group will be talking about A Good Place to Hide by Peter Grose. 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 DB81761.

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

An isolated community in the Loire Valley of France conspired to save roughly 3,500 Jews during the Nazi regime. Grose details many of the players in this, including a law-breaking pastor, a boy who forged 5,000 sets of false papers, and a community that offered sanctuary. Unrated. Commercial audiobook.    2015.

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Bestsellers July 2015

By Ann | August 6, 2015


The Bestsellers: July 2015  list has been posted. This bestsellers list compiled monthly by the National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (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 Network Documents list when they appear on one of the above bestseller lists for a month or more. Once a title appears in the report with an NLS book number, it will not appear on future reports.

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

Code      Source

LAT       Los Angeles Times

NYT       New York Times

WP        Washington Post

 

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