Books Into Movies 2014

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Dan Malosh @ MN1A Regional 2014/02/19 12:42

Sorted Alphabetically by Movie Title

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

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RELEASE DATE: October 10, 2014
STARRING: Ed Oxenbould, Jennifer Garner, Steve Carell
BOOK TITLE: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
AUTHOR: Judith Viorst
ANNOTATION: Alexander wakes up to find gum in his hair and no prize in his cereal box. As the day gets much worse, Alexander thinks of running off to Australia until his mother assures him that everybody has days like this, even in Australia. For grades K-3. 1972.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 30872 - Read by Bob Askey. Reading time: 6 minutes.
  • DB 74515 (SPANISH) - Read by Irma Bello. Reading time: 7 minutes.

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The Best of Me

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RELEASE DATE: October 17, 2014
STARRING: Michelle Monaghan, James Marsden
BOOK TITLE: The Best of Me
AUTHOR: Nicholas Sparks
ANNOTATION: Oriental, North Carolina. As high school seniors from different sides of the tracks, Dawson and Amanda had a doomed romance. Twenty-five years later they return home when Tuck, an old man important to both of them, dies–and leaves behind a letter describing his own life's magical love. 2011.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 73766 - Read by Guy Williams. Reading time: 10 hours, 54 minutes.
  • BR 18752 - 3 volumes.

A Book of Common Prayer

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RELEASE DATE: 2014 ???
STARRING: Christina Hendricks, Allison Janney
BOOK TITLE: A Book of Common Prayer
AUTHOR: Joan Didion
ANNOTATION: A contemporary American woman who has survived two disastrous marriages becomes caught in the inner conflicts of the aristocracy of a Central American country. Some strong language. 1977.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 44419 - Read by Laura Giannarelli. Reading time: 6 hours, 36 minutes.
  • BR 03459 - 2 volumes.

The Boxtrolls

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RELEASE DATE: September 26, 2014
Movie poster to 'The Boxtrolls' Book cover to 'Here Be Monsters!'
STARRING: Isaac Hempstead Wright, Ben Kingsley, Simon Pegg
BOOK TITLE: Here Be Monsters!
AUTHOR: Alan Snow
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT

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Cold in July

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RELEASE DATE: May 23, 2014
STARRING: Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard
BOOK TITLE: Cold in July
AUTHOR: Joe R. Lansdale
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT

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Dark Places

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RELEASE DATE: September 1, 2014
STARRING: Chloë Grace Moretz, Nicholas Hoult, Charlize Theron, Christina Hendricks
BOOK TITLE: Dark Places
AUTHOR: Gillian Flynn
ANNOTATION: Twenty-five years ago Libby's brother was convicted of murdering their mother and sisters. When the well-wishers' trust fund that she's been subsisting on runs dry, thirty-one-year-old Libby takes money from a group that is trying to prove her brother's innocence. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2009.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 69251 - Read by Erin Jones. Reading time: 11 hours, 45 minutes.
  • BR 19988 - 5 volumes.

Devil's Knot

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RELEASE DATE: May 9, 2014
STARRING: Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon
BOOK TITLE: Devil's Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three (NONFICTION)
AUTHOR: Mara Leveritt
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT

Divergent

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RELEASE DATE: March 21, 2014
STARRING: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet
BOOK TITLE: Divergent
AUTHOR: Veronica Roth
ANNOTATION: In a future Chicago, society is divided into five factions. During the Choosing Ceremony, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must pick her lifelong faction. But Beatrice discovers she is an anomaly–a divergent–who does not fit anywhere. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2011.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 73203 - Read by Erin Jones. Reading time: 10 hours, 12 minutes.

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Edge of Tomorrow

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RELEASE DATE: June 6, 2014
STARRING: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt
BOOK TITLE: All You Need Is Kill
AUTHOR: Hiroshi Sakurazaka
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT

Every Secret Thing

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RELEASE DATE: 2014 ???
STARRING: Dakota Fanning, Danielle Macdonald, Diane Lane, Elizabeth Banks
BOOK TITLE: Every Secret Thing
AUTHOR: Laura Lippman
ANNOTATION: An attempt by eleven-year-old friends Alice Manning and Ronnie Fuller of Baltimore to “rescue” an apparently abandoned African American baby ends disastrously. Released seven years later from juvenile detention for kidnapping and murder, the two are prime suspects when other children begin disappearing from the neighborhood. Strong language and some violence. 2003.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 59161 - Read by Constance Crawford. Reading time: 11 hours, 13 minutes.

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The Fault in Our Stars

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RELEASE DATE: June 6, 2014
STARRING: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort
BOOK TITLE: The Fault in Our Stars
AUTHOR: John Green
ANNOTATION: A miracle drug may have given sixteen-year-old cancer patient Hazel a few more years, but she is still depressed. Then Hazel meets cute Augustus during a support-group meeting and her world shifts in unexpected and inspiring ways. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2012.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 74112 - Read by Kate Rudd. Reading time: 7 hours, 16 minutes.

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The Giver

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RELEASE DATE: August 15, 2014
STARRING: Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgard, Taylor Swift
BOOK TITLE: The Giver
AUTHOR: Lois Lowry
ANNOTATION: Jonas lives in a utopia: there is no hunger, no disease, no fear; the elderly are tenderly cared for, and every child has attentive parents. The society is uniformly run. Jonas eagerly awaits the Ceremony of Twelve, when twelve-year-olds receive assignments for their lifelong professions. He is selected to be the new Receiver of Memories. As such he learns of misery and pain, but also of joy and love. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 1993.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 37689 - Read by June Carter. Reading time: 5 hours, 1 minute.
  • BR 09626 - 1 volume.

Gone Girl

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RELEASE DATE: October 3, 2014
STARRING: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike
BOOK TITLE: Gone Girl
AUTHOR: Gillian Flynn
ANNOTATION: Nick and Amy alternate telling the story of their troubled marriage, their move from New York to Nick's Missouri hometown, and Amy's disappearance on their fifth wedding anniversary. As clues begin to implicate Nick, he learns more about Amy. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 74888 - Read by Mare Trevathan; Erik Sandvold. Reading time: 17 hours, 55 minutes.
  • BR 19868 - 6 volumes.

Good People

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RELEASE DATE: September 26, 2014
STARRING: James Franco, Kate Hudson, Tom Wilkinson
BOOK TITLE: Good People
AUTHOR: Marcus Sakey
ANNOTATION: Chicagoans Tom and Anna Reed, in debt from unsuccessful fertility treatments, discover $400,000 in their deceased tenant's apartment. The Reeds keep the money–not knowing that it came from drug dealing–and now have various criminals and the police on their backs. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 66993 - Read by Martha Harmon Pardee. Reading time: 8 hours, 58 minutes.

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Heaven is for Real

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RELEASE DATE: April 16, 2014
STARRING: Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Connor Corum
BOOK TITLE: Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back (NONFICTION)
AUTHOR: Todd Burpo
ANNOTATION: Burpo, a pastor in Nebraska, relates the 2003 experiences reported by his three-year-old son Colton, who believes that during an emergency appendectomy he died, went to heaven, and returned to life. Colton describes seeing Jesus, angels, and deceased relatives. 2010.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 72633 - Read by Andy Pyle. Reading time: 4 hours, 50 minutes.
  • DB 74966 (SPANISH) - Read by Juan Carlos Rueda. Reading time: 5 hours, 36 minutes.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (Part 3 of 3)

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Book cover to 'The Hobbit, or There and Back Again'
RELEASE DATE: December 17, 2014
STARRING: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Orlando Bloom
BOOK TITLE: The Hobbit, or There and Back Again
AUTHOR: J.R.R. Tolkien
ANNOTATION: The wandering wizard Gandalf recruits Bilbo Baggins, a Hobbit, to be the fourteenth member of an expedition. Hobbits prefer comfort to adventures, but Bilbo joins the quest and encounters many perils, including a dragon. For junior and senior high readers. 1937.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 48978 - Read by Carole Jordan Stewart. Reading time: 9 hours, 25 minutes.
  • BR 11595 - 3 volumes.
  • BR 07827 - 2 volumes.

How to Train Your Dragon 2

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RELEASE DATE: June 13, 2014
STARRING: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
BOOK TITLE: How to Train Your Dragon
AUTHOR: Cressida Cowell
ANNOTATION: Follows the adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third on his rise to fame in his Viking clan, the Tribe of the Hairy Hooligans, and his desperate dragon-training exploits. Basis for movie. For grades 3-6. 2010.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 72291 - Read by Mike Stefanelli. Reading time: 19 hours, 0 minutes.

The Hundred-Foot Journey

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RELEASE DATE: August 8, 2014
STARRING: Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal
BOOK TITLE: The Hundred-Foot Journey
AUTHOR: Richard C. Morais
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Part 1 of 2)

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RELEASE DATE: November 21, 2014
STARRING: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Donald Sutherland
BOOK TITLE: Mockingjay - The Hunger Games, Book 3
AUTHOR: Suzanne Collins
ANNOTATION: Katniss Everdeen doesn't know whom to trust after she is coerced into helping overthrow the oppressive Capitol. District 13 has chosen Katniss as the Mockingjay–the symbolic leader of the revolution. Sequel to Catching Fire (DB 69689). Some violence. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2010.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 71734 - Read by Erin Jones. Reading time: 9 hours, 54 minutes.
  • DB 74983 (SPANISH) - Read by Maria Fernanda Lloreda. Reading time: 13 hours, 0 minutes.
  • BR 19134 - 3 volumes.

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If I Stay

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RELEASE DATE: August 22, 2014
STARRING: Chloë Grace Moretz, Jamie Blackley
BOOK TITLE: If I Stay
AUTHOR: Gayle Forman
ANNOTATION: Cellist and Juilliard hopeful Mia clings to life after a car accident kills her family. While observing herself during an out-of-body experience, Mia flashes through her past to determine whether to fight for survival or die. Some strong language. For junior and senior high readers. 2009.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 69818 - Read by Margaret Strom. Reading time: 5 hours, 36 minutes.
  • BR 18565 - 2 volumes.

The Imitation Game

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RELEASE DATE: November 21, 2014
STARRING: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley
BOOK TITLE: Alan Turing: The Enigma (NONFICTION)
AUTHOR: Andrew Hodges
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT

Into the Woods

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RELEASE DATE: December 25, 2014
STARRING: Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine
BOOK TITLE: Into the Woods
AUTHOR: Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT

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Kill the Messenger

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RELEASE DATE: October 10, 2014
STARRING: Jeremy Renner, Rosemarie DeWitt, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Paz Vega, Ray Liotta, Andy Garcia, Oliver Platt
BOOK TITLE: Kill the Messenger: How the CIA's Crack-Cocaine Controversy Destroyed Journalist Gary Webb (NONFICTION)
AUTHOR: Nick Schou
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT

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Labor Day

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RELEASE DATE: January 31, 2014
STARRING: Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin
BOOK TITLE: Labor Day
AUTHOR: Joyce Maynard
ANNOTATION: New Hampshire. Thirteen-year-old Henry and his depressed, divorced mother Adele meet Frank, an injured escaped convict, in a discount store and bring him home to hide. The three create a happy family for six days and plan to flee to Canada, but Henry betrays them. Movie tie-in. Bestseller. 2009.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 78426 - Read by Andy Pyle. Reading time 8 hours, 12 minutes.
  • BR 20481 - 3 Volumes.

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return

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RELEASE DATE: May 9, 2014
STARRING: Lea Michele, Dan Aykroyd, James Belushi, Kelsey Grammer
BOOK TITLE: Dorothy of Oz
AUTHOR: Roger S. Baum
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT

The LEGO Movie

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RELEASE DATE: February 7, 2014
STARRING: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson
BOOK TITLE: The LEGO Movie: Junior Novel (NOVELIZATION)
AUTHOR: Kate Howard
ANNOTATION: Emmet, an ordinary Lego minifigure, accidentally finds a red plastic glowing piece, thought to be part of a prophecy to save creativity and defeat the evil lord Business. Adapted from the film. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2014.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 78448 - Read by Gregory Gorton. Reading time: 2 hours, 24 minutes.

Life of Crime

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RELEASE DATE: August 29, 2014
STARRING: Jennifer Aniston, Tim Robbins, Mos Def/Yasiin Bey, John Hawkes
BOOK TITLE: The Switch
AUTHOR: Elmore Leonard
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT

London Fields

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RELEASE DATE: 2014 ???
STARRING: Amber Heard, Billy Bob Thornton, Theo James, Jim Sturgess
BOOK TITLE: London Fields
AUTHOR: Martin Amis
ANNOTATION: London, 1999. Nicola Six can see the future in her dreams, and she has seen her own murder. Nicola's search for her murderer, which she has narrowed down to two men, is narrated by Sam Young, an American journalist. Her candidates are Keith Talent, a dart champion and petty criminal, and Guy Clinch, a nice guy who is a disappointed husband. But will it be one of them, or is it the narrator? Strong language. 1989.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 31251 - Read by Gordon Gould. Reading time: 20 hours, 17 minutes.

Lone Survivor

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RELEASE DATE: January 10, 2014
STARRING: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Eric Bana
BOOK TITLE: Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of Seal Team 10 (NONFICTION)
AUTHOR: Marcus Luttrell
ANNOTATION: U.S. Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell recounts the 2005 maneuver he led against Al Qaeda operatives along Afghanistan's border with Pakistan. Details the fierce mountain battle that led to the loss of Luttrell's three comrades and describes his own escape, capture, and rescue. Violence and strong language. 2007.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 64802 - Read by L.J. Ganser. Reading time: 12 hours, 46 minutes.

A Long Way Down

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RELEASE DATE: July 11, 2014
STARRING: Aaron Paul, Rosamund Pike, Imogen Poots, Pierce Brosnan
BOOK TITLE: A Long Way Down
AUTHOR: Nick Hornby
ANNOTATION: One New Year's Eve in London, four strangers' lives intertwine on a rooftop where each has gone to commit suicide. A middle-aged mother of a disabled son, a former celebrity, a wound-up teen, and a failed musician recount the reasons death seemed the best option. Strong language. 2005.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 60521 - Read by Ray Childs. Reading time: 11 hours, 17 minutes.

Love, Rosie

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RELEASE DATE: October 24, 2014
STARRING: Lily Collins, Sam Claflin
BOOK TITLE: Where Rainbows End
AUTHOR: Cecelia Ahern
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT

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The Maze Runner

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RELEASE DATE: September 19, 2014
STARRING: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario
BOOK TITLE: The Maze Runner
AUTHOR: James Dashner
ANNOTATION: A teenage boy wakes up in an elevator remembering nothing but his name, Thomas. He soon meets a group of boys who welcome him to the Glade–and the unsolved puzzle of the Maze. The next day a girl arrives with an unexpected message. Some violence. For grades 6-9. 2009.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 72392 - Read by Gary Tipton. Reading time: 10 hours, 33 minutes.

Measure of a Man

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RELEASE DATE: 2014 ???
STARRING: Christina Hendricks, Riley Griffiths
BOOK TITLE: One Fat Summer
AUTHOR: Robert Lipsyte
ANNOTATION: Fifteen-year-old Bobby Marks tells the funny-sad story of the summer he loses a lot of ugly fat and his best friend, but also learns to stand up for himself. For junior and senior high readers. 1977.
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The Monuments Men

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RELEASE DATE: February 7, 2014
STARRING: George Clooney, Matt Damon, John Goodman, Bill Murray
BOOK TITLE: The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History (NONFICTION)
AUTHOR: Robert M. Edsel and Bret Witter
ANNOTATION: Portrays the WWII special army unit–composed of architects, museum directors, curators, and archivists–formed in 1943 to recover cultural treasures that had been plundered by the Nazis. Describes the bombed historical buildings the group preserved and works of art it salvaged. 2009.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 74650 - Read by Jon Huffman. Reading time: 17 hours, 50 minutes.

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Paddington

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RELEASE DATE: December 25, 2014
STARRING: Colin Firth, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Nicole Kidman
BOOK TITLE: A Bear Called Paddington
AUTHOR: Michael Bond
ANNOTATION: On a London railway platform a family finds Paddington, a Peruvian bear with a “Please look after this bear” sign around his neck, so they adopt him immediately and discover more excitement than they can handle. For grades 3-6. 1958.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 26425 - Read by Burt Blackwell. Reading time: 2 hours, 34 minutes.

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Serena

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RELEASE DATE: 2014 ???
STARRING: Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper
BOOK TITLE: Serena
AUTHOR: Ron Rash
ANNOTATION: Appalachian North Carolina, 1929. Newlyweds George and Serena Pemberton, owners of a logging company, arrive to strip the land before the government incorporates it into a national park. Serena's cruelty extends to her lumber camp workers and to a teenager impregnated by her husband. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2008.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 68405 - Read by Phil Gigante. Reading time: 11 hours, 21 minutes.

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A Tale of Love and Darkness

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RELEASE DATE: 2014 ???
STARRING: Natalie Portman
BOOK TITLE: A Tale of Love and Darkness (NONFICTION)
AUTHOR: Amos Oz
ANNOTATION: Israeli author's literary memoir of growing up in war-torn Jerusalem in the 1940s and 1950s. Describes his multilingual, book-loving, Jewish family of European background while examining events including the Holocaust. Contemplates his mother's suicide when he was twelve as a pivotal event ending his childhood. 2003.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 61238 - Read by Ken Kliban. Reading time: 25 hours, 11 minutes.

This Is Where I Leave You

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RELEASE DATE: September 19, 2014
STARRING: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Rose Byrne, Adam Driver
BOOK TITLE: This Is Where I Leave You
AUTHOR: Jonathan Tropper
ANNOTATION: Shortly after he finds his wife Jen in bed with his radio-show-host boss, Judd Foxman is called home to sit shiva for his deceased atheist father. Judd finds himself dealing with his family's dysfunctional relationships and Jen's announcement that she is pregnant. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2009.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 71875 - Read by Michael Kramer. Reading time: 9 hours, 54 minutes.

Trash

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RELEASE DATE: 2014 ???
STARRING: Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen
BOOK TITLE: Trash
AUTHOR: Andy Mulligan
ANNOTATION: Raphael, Gardo, and Rat, who live in poverty, decide to keep a special bag Raphael discovers during their daily routine of scouring the dump for things they can sell. But the bag belongs to someone who will do anything to get it back. For junior and senior high readers. 2010.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 73599 - Read by Mark Delgado. Reading time: 5 hours, 6 minutes.

True Story

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RELEASE DATE: 2014 ???
STARRING: Jonah Hill, James Franco, Felicity Jones
BOOK TITLE: True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa (NONFICTION)
AUTHOR: Michael Finkel
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT

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Unbroken

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RELEASE DATE: December 25, 2014
STARRING: Garrett Hedlund, Jai Courtney, Domhnall Gleeson
BOOK TITLE: Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption (NONFICTION)
AUTHOR: Laura Hillenbrand
ANNOTATION: Author of Seabiscuit (DB 51968) details the life of Louis Zamperini (b. 1917), an Olympic runner and World War II bombardier, who survived a plane crash and forty-seven days adrift at sea only to become a POW in Japan. Relates Louis's later religious awakening under Billy Graham's ministry. Violence. 2010.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 72129 - Read by Faith Potts. Reading time: 16 hours, 32 minutes.

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Vampire Academy

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RELEASE DATE: February 7, 2014
STARRING: Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Sarah Hyland
BOOK TITLE: Vampire Academy
AUTHOR: Richelle Mead
ANNOTATION: After two years in hiding, seniors Rose and Lissa are dragged back to St. Vladimir's Academy. Vampire princess Lissa must learn to control her magic, while Rose's impetuous behavior hinders her status as Lissa's guardian. Violence, descriptions of sex, and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2007.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 68486 - Read by Julie-Ann Elliott. Reading time: 9 hours, 31 minutes.

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A Walk Among the Tombstones

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RELEASE DATE: September 19, 2014
STARRING: Liam Neeson
BOOK TITLE: A Walk Among the Tombstones
AUTHOR: Lawrence Block
ANNOTATION: The young wife of wealthy drug dealer Kenan Khoury is kidnapped while shopping. Following the abductors' instructions, Khoury delivers $400,000. In return he receives the dismembered corpse of his wife. Unwilling to go to the police, Khoury hires private detective Matt Scudder, who has few clues until he examines a previous similar kidnapping- murder case. Strong language and violence. 1992.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 39132 - Read by Ray Foushee. Reading time: 9 hours, 32 minutes.

Wild

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RELEASE DATE: December 5, 2014
STARRING: Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern
BOOK TITLE: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (NONFICTION)
AUTHOR: Cheryl Strayed
ANNOTATION: Author recounts the three-month, 1,100-mile solo hike she took on a whim in 1995, after years of devastating personal losses. Describes her encounters with rattlesnakes, locals, fellow hikers, and her own thoughts during her trek from Los Angeles to Washington State on the Pacific Crest Trail. Strong language. 2012.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 74646 - Read by Jill Fox. Reading time: 13 hours, 27 minutes.

Winter's Tale

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RELEASE DATE: February 14, 2014
STARRING: Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Russell Crowe
BOOK TITLE: Winter's Tale
AUTHOR: Mark Helprin
ANNOTATION: An imaginative fantasy projects an apocalyptic vision of New York City through a chronicle of episodes spanning the twentieth century. The various events and characters are tied together by a petty thief and a great white horse whose reappearances suggest the city's rebirth in a new millennium. 1983.
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JANUARY

Lone Survivor

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RELEASE DATE: January 10, 2014
STARRING: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Eric Bana
BOOK TITLE: Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of Seal Team 10 (NONFICTION)
AUTHOR: Marcus Luttrell
ANNOTATION: U.S. Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell recounts the 2005 maneuver he led against Al Qaeda operatives along Afghanistan's border with Pakistan. Details the fierce mountain battle that led to the loss of Luttrell's three comrades and describes his own escape, capture, and rescue. Violence and strong language. 2007.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 64802 - Read by L.J. Ganser. Reading time: 12 hours, 46 minutes.

Labor Day

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RELEASE DATE: January 31, 2014
STARRING: Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin
BOOK TITLE: Labor Day
AUTHOR: Joyce Maynard
ANNOTATION: New Hampshire. Thirteen-year-old Henry and his depressed, divorced mother Adele meet Frank, an injured escaped convict, in a discount store and bring him home to hide. The three create a happy family for six days and plan to flee to Canada, but Henry betrays them. Movie tie-in. Bestseller. 2009.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 78426 - Read by Andy Pyle. Reading time 8 hours, 12 minutes.

FEBRUARY

The LEGO Movie

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RELEASE DATE: February 7, 2014
STARRING: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson
BOOK TITLE: The LEGO Movie: Junior Novel (NOVELIZATION)
AUTHOR: Kate Howard
ANNOTATION: Emmet, an ordinary Lego minifigure, accidentally finds a red plastic glowing piece, thought to be part of a prophecy to save creativity and defeat the evil lord Business. Adapted from the film. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2014.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 78448 - Read by Gregory Gorton. Reading time: 2 hours, 24 minutes.

The Monuments Men

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RELEASE DATE: February 7, 2014
STARRING: George Clooney, Matt Damon, John Goodman, Bill Murray
BOOK TITLE: The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History (NONFICTION)
AUTHOR: Robert M. Edsel and Bret Witter
ANNOTATION: Portrays the WWII special army unit–composed of architects, museum directors, curators, and archivists–formed in 1943 to recover cultural treasures that had been plundered by the Nazis. Describes the bombed historical buildings the group preserved and works of art it salvaged. 2009.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 74650 - Read by Jon Huffman. Reading time: 17 hours, 50 minutes.

Vampire Academy

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RELEASE DATE: February 7, 2014
STARRING: Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Sarah Hyland
BOOK TITLE: Vampire Academy
AUTHOR: Richelle Mead
ANNOTATION: After two years in hiding, seniors Rose and Lissa are dragged back to St. Vladimir's Academy. Vampire princess Lissa must learn to control her magic, while Rose's impetuous behavior hinders her status as Lissa's guardian. Violence, descriptions of sex, and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2007.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 68486 - Read by Julie-Ann Elliott. Reading time: 9 hours, 31 minutes.

Winter's Tale

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RELEASE DATE: February 14, 2014
STARRING: Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Russell Crowe
BOOK TITLE: Winter's Tale
AUTHOR: Mark Helprin
ANNOTATION: An imaginative fantasy projects an apocalyptic vision of New York City through a chronicle of episodes spanning the twentieth century. The various events and characters are tied together by a petty thief and a great white horse whose reappearances suggest the city's rebirth in a new millennium. 1983.
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MARCH

Divergent

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RELEASE DATE: March 21, 2014
STARRING: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet
BOOK TITLE: Divergent
AUTHOR: Veronica Roth
ANNOTATION: In a future Chicago, society is divided into five factions. During the Choosing Ceremony, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must pick her lifelong faction. But Beatrice discovers she is an anomaly–a divergent–who does not fit anywhere. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2011.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 73203 - Read by Erin Jones. Reading time: 10 hours, 12 minutes.

APRIL

Heaven is for Real

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RELEASE DATE: April 16, 2014
STARRING: Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Connor Corum
BOOK TITLE: Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back (NONFICTION)
AUTHOR: Todd Burpo
ANNOTATION: Burpo, a pastor in Nebraska, relates the 2003 experiences reported by his three-year-old son Colton, who believes that during an emergency appendectomy he died, went to heaven, and returned to life. Colton describes seeing Jesus, angels, and deceased relatives. 2010.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 72633 - Read by Andy Pyle. Reading time: 4 hours, 50 minutes.
  • DB 74966 (SPANISH) - Read by Juan Carlos Rueda. Reading time: 5 hours, 36 minutes.

MAY

Devil's Knot

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RELEASE DATE: May 9, 2014
STARRING: Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon
BOOK TITLE: Devil's Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three (NONFICTION)
AUTHOR: Mara Leveritt
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return

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RELEASE DATE: May 9, 2014
STARRING: Lea Michele, Dan Aykroyd, James Belushi, Kelsey Grammer
BOOK TITLE: Dorothy of Oz
AUTHOR: Roger S. Baum
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT

Cold in July

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RELEASE DATE: May 23, 2014
STARRING: Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard
BOOK TITLE: Cold in July
AUTHOR: Joe R. Lansdale
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT

JUNE

Edge of Tomorrow

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RELEASE DATE: June 6, 2014
STARRING: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt
BOOK TITLE: All You Need Is Kill
AUTHOR: Hiroshi Sakurazaka
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT

The Fault in Our Stars

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RELEASE DATE: June 6, 2014
STARRING: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort
BOOK TITLE: The Fault in Our Stars
AUTHOR: John Green
ANNOTATION: A miracle drug may have given sixteen-year-old cancer patient Hazel a few more years, but she is still depressed. Then Hazel meets cute Augustus during a support-group meeting and her world shifts in unexpected and inspiring ways. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2012.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 74112 - Read by Kate Rudd. Reading time: 7 hours, 16 minutes.

How to Train Your Dragon 2

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RELEASE DATE: June 13, 2014
STARRING: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
BOOK TITLE: How to Train Your Dragon
AUTHOR: Cressida Cowell
ANNOTATION: Follows the adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third on his rise to fame in his Viking clan, the Tribe of the Hairy Hooligans, and his desperate dragon-training exploits. Basis for movie. For grades 3-6. 2010.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 72291 - Read by Mike Stefanelli. Reading time: 19 hours, 0 minutes.

JULY

A Long Way Down

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RELEASE DATE: July 11, 2014
STARRING: Aaron Paul, Rosamund Pike, Imogen Poots, Pierce Brosnan
BOOK TITLE: A Long Way Down
AUTHOR: Nick Hornby
ANNOTATION: One New Year's Eve in London, four strangers' lives intertwine on a rooftop where each has gone to commit suicide. A middle-aged mother of a disabled son, a former celebrity, a wound-up teen, and a failed musician recount the reasons death seemed the best option. Strong language. 2005.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 60521 - Read by Ray Childs. Reading time: 11 hours, 17 minutes.

AUGUST

The Hundred-Foot Journey

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RELEASE DATE: August 8, 2014
STARRING: Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal
BOOK TITLE: The Hundred-Foot Journey
AUTHOR: Richard C. Morais
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT

The Giver

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RELEASE DATE: August 15, 2014
STARRING: Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgard, Taylor Swift
BOOK TITLE: The Giver
AUTHOR: Lois Lowry
ANNOTATION: Jonas lives in a utopia: there is no hunger, no disease, no fear; the elderly are tenderly cared for, and every child has attentive parents. The society is uniformly run. Jonas eagerly awaits the Ceremony of Twelve, when twelve-year-olds receive assignments for their lifelong professions. He is selected to be the new Receiver of Memories. As such he learns of misery and pain, but also of joy and love. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 1993.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 37689 - Read by June Carter. Reading time: 5 hours, 1 minute.
  • BR 09626 - 1 volume.

If I Stay

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RELEASE DATE: August 22, 2014
STARRING: Chloë Grace Moretz, Jamie Blackley
BOOK TITLE: If I Stay
AUTHOR: Gayle Forman
ANNOTATION: Cellist and Juilliard hopeful Mia clings to life after a car accident kills her family. While observing herself during an out-of-body experience, Mia flashes through her past to determine whether to fight for survival or die. Some strong language. For junior and senior high readers. 2009.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 69818 - Read by Margaret Strom. Reading time: 5 hours, 36 minutes.
  • BR 18565 - 2 volumes.

Life of Crime

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RELEASE DATE: August 29, 2014
STARRING: Jennifer Aniston, Tim Robbins, Mos Def/Yasiin Bey, John Hawkes
BOOK TITLE: The Switch
AUTHOR: Elmore Leonard
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT

SEPTEMBER

Dark Places

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RELEASE DATE: September 1, 2014
STARRING: Chloë Grace Moretz, Nicholas Hoult, Charlize Theron, Christina Hendricks
BOOK TITLE: Dark Places
AUTHOR: Gillian Flynn
ANNOTATION: Twenty-five years ago Libby's brother was convicted of murdering their mother and sisters. When the well-wishers' trust fund that she's been subsisting on runs dry, thirty-one-year-old Libby takes money from a group that is trying to prove her brother's innocence. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2009.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 69251 - Read by Erin Jones. Reading time: 11 hours, 45 minutes.
  • BR 19988 - 5 volumes.

The Maze Runner

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RELEASE DATE: September 19, 2014
STARRING: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario
BOOK TITLE: The Maze Runner
AUTHOR: James Dashner
ANNOTATION: A teenage boy wakes up in an elevator remembering nothing but his name, Thomas. He soon meets a group of boys who welcome him to the Glade–and the unsolved puzzle of the Maze. The next day a girl arrives with an unexpected message. Some violence. For grades 6-9. 2009.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 72392 - Read by Gary Tipton. Reading time: 10 hours, 33 minutes.

This Is Where I Leave You

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RELEASE DATE: September 19, 2014
STARRING: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Rose Byrne, Adam Driver
BOOK TITLE: This Is Where I Leave You
AUTHOR: Jonathan Tropper
ANNOTATION: Shortly after he finds his wife Jen in bed with his radio-show-host boss, Judd Foxman is called home to sit shiva for his deceased atheist father. Judd finds himself dealing with his family's dysfunctional relationships and Jen's announcement that she is pregnant. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2009.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 71875 - Read by Michael Kramer. Reading time: 9 hours, 54 minutes.

A Walk Among the Tombstones

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RELEASE DATE: September 19, 2014
STARRING: Liam Neeson
BOOK TITLE: A Walk Among the Tombstones
AUTHOR: Lawrence Block
ANNOTATION: The young wife of wealthy drug dealer Kenan Khoury is kidnapped while shopping. Following the abductors' instructions, Khoury delivers $400,000. In return he receives the dismembered corpse of his wife. Unwilling to go to the police, Khoury hires private detective Matt Scudder, who has few clues until he examines a previous similar kidnapping- murder case. Strong language and violence. 1992.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 39132 - Read by Ray Foushee. Reading time: 9 hours, 32 minutes.

The Boxtrolls

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RELEASE DATE: September 26, 2014
STARRING: Isaac Hempstead Wright, Ben Kingsley, Simon Pegg
BOOK TITLE: Here Be Monsters!
AUTHOR: Alan Snow
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT

Good People

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RELEASE DATE: September 26, 2014
STARRING: James Franco, Kate Hudson, Tom Wilkinson
BOOK TITLE: Good People
AUTHOR: Marcus Sakey
ANNOTATION: Chicagoans Tom and Anna Reed, in debt from unsuccessful fertility treatments, discover $400,000 in their deceased tenant's apartment. The Reeds keep the money–not knowing that it came from drug dealing–and now have various criminals and the police on their backs. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 66993 - Read by Martha Harmon Pardee. Reading time: 8 hours, 58 minutes.

OCTOBER

Gone Girl

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RELEASE DATE: October 3, 2014
STARRING: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike
BOOK TITLE: Gone Girl
AUTHOR: Gillian Flynn
ANNOTATION: Nick and Amy alternate telling the story of their troubled marriage, their move from New York to Nick's Missouri hometown, and Amy's disappearance on their fifth wedding anniversary. As clues begin to implicate Nick, he learns more about Amy. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 74888 - Read by Mare Trevathan; Erik Sandvold. Reading time: 17 hours, 55 minutes.
  • BR 19868 - 6 volumes.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

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RELEASE DATE: October 10, 2014
STARRING: Ed Oxenbould, Jennifer Garner, Steve Carell
BOOK TITLE: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
AUTHOR: Judith Viorst
ANNOTATION: Alexander wakes up to find gum in his hair and no prize in his cereal box. As the day gets much worse, Alexander thinks of running off to Australia until his mother assures him that everybody has days like this, even in Australia. For grades K-3. 1972.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 30872 - Read by Bob Askey. Reading time: 6 minutes.
  • DB 74515 (SPANISH) - Read by Irma Bello. Reading time: 7 minutes.

Kill the Messenger

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RELEASE DATE: October 10, 2014
STARRING: Jeremy Renner, Rosemarie DeWitt, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Paz Vega, Ray Liotta, Andy Garcia, Oliver Platt
BOOK TITLE: Kill the Messenger: How the CIA's Crack-Cocaine Controversy Destroyed Journalist Gary Webb (NONFICTION)
AUTHOR: Nick Schou
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT

The Best of Me

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RELEASE DATE: October 17, 2014
STARRING: Michelle Monaghan, James Marsden
BOOK TITLE: The Best of Me
AUTHOR: Nicholas Sparks
ANNOTATION: Oriental, North Carolina. As high school seniors from different sides of the tracks, Dawson and Amanda had a doomed romance. Twenty-five years later they return home when Tuck, an old man important to both of them, dies–and leaves behind a letter describing his own life's magical love. 2011.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 73766 - Read by Guy Williams. Reading time: 10 hours, 54 minutes.
  • BR 18752 - 3 volumes.

Love, Rosie

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RELEASE DATE: October 24, 2014
STARRING: Lily Collins, Sam Claflin
BOOK TITLE: Where Rainbows End
AUTHOR: Cecelia Ahern
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT

NOVEMBER

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Part 1 of 2)

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RELEASE DATE: November 21, 2014
STARRING: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Donald Sutherland
BOOK TITLE: Mockingjay - The Hunger Games, Book 3
AUTHOR: Suzanne Collins
ANNOTATION: Katniss Everdeen doesn't know whom to trust after she is coerced into helping overthrow the oppressive Capitol. District 13 has chosen Katniss as the Mockingjay–the symbolic leader of the revolution. Sequel to Catching Fire (DB 69689). Some violence. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2010.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 71734 - Read by Erin Jones. Reading time: 9 hours, 54 minutes.
  • DB 74983 (SPANISH) - Read by Maria Fernanda Lloreda. Reading time: 13 hours, 0 minutes.
  • BR 19134 - 3 volumes.

The Imitation Game

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RELEASE DATE: November 21, 2014
STARRING: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley
BOOK TITLE: Alan Turing: The Enigma (NONFICTION)
AUTHOR: Andrew Hodges
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT

DECEMBER

Wild

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RELEASE DATE: December 5, 2014
STARRING: Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern
BOOK TITLE: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (NONFICTION)
AUTHOR: Cheryl Strayed
ANNOTATION: Author recounts the three-month, 1,100-mile solo hike she took on a whim in 1995, after years of devastating personal losses. Describes her encounters with rattlesnakes, locals, fellow hikers, and her own thoughts during her trek from Los Angeles to Washington State on the Pacific Crest Trail. Strong language. 2012.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 74646 - Read by Jill Fox. Reading time: 13 hours, 27 minutes.

The Hobbit: There and Back Again (Part 3 of 3)

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RELEASE DATE: December 17, 2014
STARRING: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Orlando Bloom
BOOK TITLE: The Hobbit, or There and Back Again
AUTHOR: J.R.R. Tolkien
ANNOTATION: The wandering wizard Gandalf recruits Bilbo Baggins, a Hobbit, to be the fourteenth member of an expedition. Hobbits prefer comfort to adventures, but Bilbo joins the quest and encounters many perils, including a dragon. For junior and senior high readers. 1937.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 48978 - Read by Carole Jordan Stewart. Reading time: 9 hours, 25 minutes.
  • BR 11595 - 3 volumes.
  • BR 07827 - 2 volumes.

Into the Woods

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RELEASE DATE: December 25, 2014
STARRING: Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine
BOOK TITLE: Into the Woods
AUTHOR: Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT

Paddington

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RELEASE DATE: December 25, 2014
STARRING: Colin Firth, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Nicole Kidman
BOOK TITLE: A Bear Called Paddington
AUTHOR: Michael Bond
ANNOTATION: On a London railway platform a family finds Paddington, a Peruvian bear with a “Please look after this bear” sign around his neck, so they adopt him immediately and discover more excitement than they can handle. For grades 3-6. 1958.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 26425 - Read by Burt Blackwell. Reading time: 2 hours, 34 minutes.

Unbroken

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RELEASE DATE: December 25, 2014
STARRING: Garrett Hedlund, Jai Courtney, Domhnall Gleeson
BOOK TITLE: Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption (NONFICTION)
AUTHOR: Laura Hillenbrand
ANNOTATION: Author of Seabiscuit (DB 51968) details the life of Louis Zamperini (b. 1917), an Olympic runner and World War II bombardier, who survived a plane crash and forty-seven days adrift at sea only to become a POW in Japan. Relates Louis's later religious awakening under Billy Graham's ministry. Violence. 2010.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 72129 - Read by Faith Potts. Reading time: 16 hours, 32 minutes.

UNKNOWN RELEASE DATES

NOTE: The films listed below are tentatively set for 2014 release dates, but they could easily slide into 2015 or later. Thus, they are sorted alphabetically by movie title hereon in.

A Book of Common Prayer

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RELEASE DATE: 2014 ???
STARRING: Christina Hendricks, Allison Janney
BOOK TITLE: A Book of Common Prayer
AUTHOR: Joan Didion
ANNOTATION: A contemporary American woman who has survived two disastrous marriages becomes caught in the inner conflicts of the aristocracy of a Central American country. Some strong language. 1977.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 44419 - Read by Laura Giannarelli. Reading time: 6 hours, 36 minutes.
  • BR 03459 - 2 volumes.

Every Secret Thing

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RELEASE DATE: 2014 ???
STARRING: Dakota Fanning, Danielle Macdonald, Diane Lane, Elizabeth Banks
BOOK TITLE: Every Secret Thing
AUTHOR: Laura Lippman
ANNOTATION: An attempt by eleven-year-old friends Alice Manning and Ronnie Fuller of Baltimore to “rescue” an apparently abandoned African American baby ends disastrously. Released seven years later from juvenile detention for kidnapping and murder, the two are prime suspects when other children begin disappearing from the neighborhood. Strong language and some violence. 2003.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 59161 - Read by Constance Crawford. Reading time: 11 hours, 13 minutes.

London Fields

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RELEASE DATE: 2014 ???
STARRING: Amber Heard, Billy Bob Thornton, Theo James, Jim Sturgess
BOOK TITLE: London Fields
AUTHOR: Martin Amis
ANNOTATION: London, 1999. Nicola Six can see the future in her dreams, and she has seen her own murder. Nicola's search for her murderer, which she has narrowed down to two men, is narrated by Sam Young, an American journalist. Her candidates are Keith Talent, a dart champion and petty criminal, and Guy Clinch, a nice guy who is a disappointed husband. But will it be one of them, or is it the narrator? Strong language. 1989.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 31251 - Read by Gordon Gould. Reading time: 20 hours, 17 minutes.

Measure of a Man

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RELEASE DATE: 2014 ???
STARRING: Christina Hendricks, Riley Griffiths
BOOK TITLE: One Fat Summer
AUTHOR: Robert Lipsyte
ANNOTATION: Fifteen-year-old Bobby Marks tells the funny-sad story of the summer he loses a lot of ugly fat and his best friend, but also learns to stand up for himself. For junior and senior high readers. 1977.
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Serena

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RELEASE DATE: 2014 ???
STARRING: Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper
BOOK TITLE: Serena
AUTHOR: Ron Rash
ANNOTATION: Appalachian North Carolina, 1929. Newlyweds George and Serena Pemberton, owners of a logging company, arrive to strip the land before the government incorporates it into a national park. Serena's cruelty extends to her lumber camp workers and to a teenager impregnated by her husband. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2008.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 68405 - Read by Phil Gigante. Reading time: 11 hours, 21 minutes.

A Tale of Love and Darkness

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RELEASE DATE: 2014 ???
STARRING: Natalie Portman
BOOK TITLE: A Tale of Love and Darkness (NONFICTION)
AUTHOR: Amos Oz
ANNOTATION: Israeli author's literary memoir of growing up in war-torn Jerusalem in the 1940s and 1950s. Describes his multilingual, book-loving, Jewish family of European background while examining events including the Holocaust. Contemplates his mother's suicide when he was twelve as a pivotal event ending his childhood. 2003.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 61238 - Read by Ken Kliban. Reading time: 25 hours, 11 minutes.

Trash

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RELEASE DATE: 2014 ???
STARRING: Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen
BOOK TITLE: Trash
AUTHOR: Andy Mulligan
ANNOTATION: Raphael, Gardo, and Rat, who live in poverty, decide to keep a special bag Raphael discovers during their daily routine of scouring the dump for things they can sell. But the bag belongs to someone who will do anything to get it back. For junior and senior high readers. 2010.
AVAILABLE FORMATS:

  • DB 73599 - Read by Mark Delgado. Reading time: 5 hours, 6 minutes.

True Story

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RELEASE DATE: 2014 ???
STARRING: Jonah Hill, James Franco, Felicity Jones
BOOK TITLE: True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa (NONFICTION)
AUTHOR: Michael Finkel
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT

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