March Madness often comes with it’s share of upsets and Cinderella stories, and it’s nice when worlds collide and that same sense of suspense comes to the small yet equally enticing field of talking book Top Five countdowns. This month’s top seed may be the least surprising of all time – King Patterson’s latest NYPD Red 4 (James Patterson is basically Duke in my analogy here). The real story is that in our Best of BARD for the month of March is that our very own Spooky Pennsylvania cracked the list! Locally recorded as a labor of love by the hardworking employees and volunteers here at LBPH, it’s nice to see the little guys getting into the dance! Let’s keep it up, and we’ll see you next month for the Top Five.
NYPD Red 4
DB 83545 / CL15925
At a Manhattan movie premiere, a starlet arrives dripping in millions of dollars’ worth of loaned jewelry. After a sudden, loud noise, a vicious crime occurs with millions of witnesses and no suspect. Enter NYPD Red–the elite task force assigned to protect the rich, famous, and connected. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2016.
Commander-in-Chief: A Jack Ryan Novel
Mark Greaney; Tom Clancy
As the Russian president secretly incites a series of terrorist actions, only US president Jack Ryan, from Full Force and Effect (DB 80059), recognizes the ominous pattern in the worldwide chaos. While gathering intelligence on the attacks, Ryan struggles to unite the Western nations against the Russian dictator. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2015.
After a series of nonstop adventures, Stone Barrington is eager for some peace and quiet in a rustic setting. No sooner does he land in England, however, than he’s beset by an outrageous demand from a beautiful lady and an offer he can’t refuse. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2016.
The Guest Room
Investment banker Richard Chapman hosts a bachelor party for his brother. By the end of the night, two men are dead, two strippers are on the run, and Richard’s life is in shambles due to a moment of temptation in the guest room. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.
Spooky Pennsylvania: Tales of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, and Other Local Lore
Pennsylvania folklore traditions are kept alive in these expert retellings by master storyteller S. E. Schlosser. You’ll meet ghosts and witches, hear things that go bump in the night, and feel an icy wind on the back of your neck on a warm summer evening. For high school and adult readers. 2007.