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By Jonathan Lowe

2019: A New Year in Audiobooks


Finally Full, Finally Slim by Lisa R. Young, Phd, RDN
  
30 Days to Permanent Weight Loss One Portion at a Time

Narrated by Elisabeth Rodgers / Hachette Audio: 6 hours 57 minutes

We're surrounded by food portions we've been led to believe are normal-64-ounce sodas, personal pizzas large enough to feed several people, and steaks and pastas that fill an entire plate. No wonder obesity rates in America have reached an all-time high. We eat oversize portions, gain weight, and try the latest fad diet, which only adds to our confusion about how to lose weight.

Nutritionist and portion-size expert Dr. Lisa R. Young says the solution is simple: Eat foods you love in reasonable portions, and you will lose your excess weight and keep it off for good.

Narrator Elisabeth Rodgers has narrated books by Dean Koontz, Nora Roberts, Terry Goodkind, Iris Johansen



The Wrong Highlander by Lynsay Sands
  
Highland Brides #7

Narrated by Gary Furlong / HarperAudio: 8 hours and 51 minutes

Lady Evina Maclean has heard much about Rory Buchanan's skill as a healer. What she hasn't heard is how good the brawny Highlander looks bathing in a waterfall. But Evina can't afford the distraction, for her ailing father urgently needs care. Only when she's rendered Buchanan unconscious and dragged him back to her family's castle does the truth emerge - it's not Rory she's kidnapped but his brother, Conran.

Other ladies try to ensnare Conran with flattery. Evina hits him over the head with the hilt of her sword to save her kin - and Conran likes the spirited redhead all the more for it. He's learned enough from his brother to heal Evina's father, but there are other dangers swirling around the Maclean clan. And while the beautiful, independent lady has sworn not to marry, this wrong Highlander may be just the right man for her.

Narrator Gary Furlong has narrated books by Samantha Christy, Isobel Starling, and Corinne Michaels



The Golden Tresses of the Dead by Alan Bradley

Flavia de Luce Series #10
Narrated by Jayne Entwistle / Random House Audio: 8 hours and 51 minutes

Although it is autumn in the small English town of Bishop's Lacey, the chapel is decked with exotic flowers. Yes, Flavia de Luce's sister, Ophelia, is at last getting hitched, like a mule to a wagon. "A church is a wonderful place for a wedding", muses Flavia, "surrounded as it is by the legions of the dead, whose listening bones bear silent witness to every promise made at the altar."

Flavia is not your normal 12-year-old girl. An expert in the chemical nature of poisons, she has solved many mysteries, sharpening her considerable detection skills to the point where she had little choice but to turn professional. So Flavia and dependable Dogger, estate gardener and sounding board extraordinaire, set up shop at the once-grand mansion of Buckshaw, eager to serve - not so simple an endeavor with her odious little moon-faced cousin Undine constantly underfoot.

But Flavia and Dogger persevere. Little does she know that their first case will be extremely close to home, beginning with an unwelcome discovery in Ophelia's wedding cake: a human finger.

Narrator Jayne Entwistle has narrated books by Julie Berry, Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, Jennifer Bell, Ann M Martin and Laura Godwin



Boom Box by Benjamin Wallace

Duck and Cover Adventures Series, Books 1-3
Narrated by Phil Thron/ Audible : 20 hours and 33 minutes

Join the Librarian as he does his best to make the post-apocalyptic world a better place by protecting the weak, fighting injustice, squaring off against a group of former renaissance fair workers who have established a kingdom in the Rocky Mountains, and so on. Can one man make a difference in the face of such murderous cannibals and super smart bears? Probably not.

  1. Post-Apocalyptic Nomadic Warriors
  2. Knights of the Apocalypse
  3. Pursuit of the Apocalypse

It's post-apocalyptic mayhem of the highest order in the series listeners are calling Mad Max meets Monty Python.

Narrator Phil Thron has narrated books by Tom Turner and Barry J. Hutchison



What Color Is Your Parachute? 2019 by Richard N. Bolles

A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

Narrated by Mel Foster / Brilliance Audio: 11 hours and 5 minutes

With more than 10 million copies sold in 28 countries, the world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2019, tailoring Richard Bolles's long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today's job-hunters and career-changers.

In today's challenging job-market, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. Recent grads facing a tough economic landscape, workers laid off mid-career, and people searching for an inspiring work-life change all look to career guru Richard N. Bolles for support, encouragement, and advice on which job-hunt strategies work - and which don't. This revised edition combines classic elements like the famed Flower Exercise with updated tips on social media and search tactics. Bolles demystifies the entire job-search process, from writing resumes to interviewing to networking, expertly guiding job-hunters toward their dream job.


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