The Reading Room
Books we've recorded at the Braille and Talking Book Library here in Daytona. Browse this list of books that were recorded locally (here in Florida)--organized alphabetically by author. You may also browse our online catalog at flopac.klas.com. Select the link "Check out some of the books we’ve recorded here in Daytona” on the WebOPAC homepage to bring up this list. Happy reading!
These are books with unexpected plot twists and suspenseful storylines to keep you intrigued. These are books many people say they did not want to put down!
Your Librarian Maureen
The Last Mrs. Parrish by Lynne Constantine and Valerie Constantine
Amber Patterson is tired of being a nobody. She deserves more--a life of money and power like the one socialite and philanthropist Daphne Parrish takes for granted. Amber's plan to insinuate herself into Daphne's life works wonderfully--until a skeleton from her past threatens everything. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty
Stan and Joy Delaney have been married for fifty years and have a picture-perfect life. But they're both miserable. When a stranger--Savannah--knocks on their door asking for help, they welcome her in. But soon Joy is missing, Savannah nowhere to be found, and Stan accused of murder. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris
Jack has looks and wealth, and his wife, Grace, has charm and elegance. It's difficult to get to know Grace better, because Jack and Grace are never apart. Grace never answers the phone and can never meet for coffee. And there are bars on one of the bedroom windows. Commercial audiobook. 2016.
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Spending the summers on her family's private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2014.
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
After being kidnapped, Jason Dessen wakes up to an unfamiliar life in which his wife is not his wife and he has no son. Rather than a college professor, Jason finds he is a celebrated genius of remarkable achievement. He struggles to determine which life is real. Commercial audiobook. 2016.
One of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus
When the creator of a high school gossip app mysteriously dies in front of four high-profile students during detention, the four--all subjects of an upcoming post--become suspects. It's up to them to solve the case. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2017.
The Guest List by Lucy Foley
On an island off the coast of Ireland, guests gather for the wedding of a television star and magazine publisher. As the festivities begin, resentments and petty jealousies begin to mingle with the reminiscences and well wishes. And then someone turns up dead. Who didn’t wish the happy couple well? Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.
The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
Evelyn Hardcastle will die every day until Aiden Bishop can identify her killer and break the cycle. But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes up in the body of a different witness, and some of his hosts are more helpful than others. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
While searching in the attic, Cecilia Fitzpatrick discovers a letter from her husband John-Paul with instructions that she open it in the event of his death. John-Paul is still very much alive--and the secret inside the letter is devastating. Strong language. Bestseller. 2013.
The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell
Twenty-five-year-old Libby, who was only six months old when she was orphaned, learns that she's inherited a gorgeous, dilapidated townhouse in one of London's poshest neighborhoods. As Libby investigates the property's dark legacy, two women are hurrying her way to uncover--and possibly protect--secrets of their own. Commercial audiobook. 2019
2022 Summer Reading Program
The collaborative summer library program, "Oceans of Possibilities," ran from June through August 2022. We are very proud of everyone who participated. We have preserved the booklists here for your continued enjoyment. Select the age group you are interested in to see the entire summer reading list for that group. If you have a BARD account, you may download the titles from BARD. Or, you may log into our online catalog at flopac.klas.com and request books on cartridge. We hope you continue to enjoy browsing the Oceans of Possibilities summer reading lists!
Play Multiple Books Easily
When you receive a cartridge with multiple books on it, you can access the books in one of two ways: The Easy Way and the Bookshelf Mode.
The Easy Way
- When you reach the very end of the book or initial instructions, press the green, rectangular Play button.
- The machine will say, “Press the Play button again to go on to the next book.” Go ahead and press the play button again, and the machine will start playing the next book.
Bookshelf Mode (Skipping over books, etc.)
- Insert the cartridge in the player and turn the power on by pressing the red, circular Power Button.
- Press and hold the green, rectangular Play button for about 3 seconds until the player beeps and says “Bookshelf” and announces the number of books on the cartridge.
- Tap the Rewind or Fast Forward button, located on each side of the green, rectangular Play button, to select the next book. The book title will be announced. To advance to the next title, just press the Fast Forward button again, or tap the rewind button again to go to the previous book.
- Once you get to the title you want to read, press the green, rectangular Play button. The player will exit Bookshelf Mode and start playing the selected title.
Get the Update
If your player will not sequentially play multiple book titles on a single cartridge without the need to enter Bookshelf mode, you may request an upgrade cartridge by asking your reading advisor for it. It is available for request on the WebOPAC as book number FDB03944 with the title DTBM Software Upgrade. The updated firmware is available for download on the NLS public website and the BARD main page. The NLS also included the firmware to the Magazines on Cartridge system for multiple-magazine subscribers. The firmware update will not be added to mass-duplicated, single title cartridges.
Installing the Update
Insert the cartridge or USB drive containing the firmware update. The player will announce it is upgrading your player’s software. Wait until the upgrade is complete and the player restarts (about 10 seconds) and then remove the cartridge.
Talking Book Player: Did You Know?
There are some controls on the Talking Book player that you may have forgotten about but might find useful.
- The white speed control buttons are on the top right side of the player. Press the arrow pointing up to speed up the narrator and read faster. Press the arrow pointing down to slow down playback; this may help if you have trouble understanding the narrator.
- The white tone control buttons are on the top left side of the player. Narrators have a wide variety of voices, from deep to high pitched. Adjusting the tone may allow you to better hear or understand a particular narrator. It can also help when listening to older books that were originally recorded on tape.
- The sleep button is shaped like a crescent moon and is located just above the large green Play/Stop button. If you press it, the player will play for 15 minutes, then automatically shut off. This comes in handy if you tend to fall asleep while listening. You can press it twice for 30 minutes, 3 times for 45 minutes, or 4 times for an hour of play.
- Don’t forget the player has built-in instructions. Make sure there is no book cartridge in the player, press the red power button to turn it on, then press any button to hear how it works.