Lionshare

TBS Lionshare is a service similar to BARD but for locally produced digital talking books and magazines available for download. Please note that all digital talking books available from Lionshare are produced in an alternate format that can only be read on an NLS approved player.

Just like BARD, downloaded audio files are zipped and need to be unzipped onto a flash drive to play.

The Big Fifty

by
Johnny D. Boggs

A routine supply run to Dodge City becomes a nightmare after Coady McIlvain's father is killed and scalped by marauding Indians, and he is taken prisoner. Coady is determined to escape and does so, falling in with a buffalo sharpshooter named Dylan Griffith.

Reader:
Charles Bierbauer
Reading Time:
6 hours, 13 minutes

The Boo

by
Pat Conroy

Author's first book in which he describes his experiences as a cadet at the Citadel, especially as they relate to The Boo, the Colonel in charge of The Citadel at the time Conroy attended. 

Reader:
Charles Bierbauer
Reading Time:
6 hours, 17 minutes
Download: The Boo - DSC 500

The Chaplain's Conflict

by
Tennant McWilliams

Rev. Renwick C. Kennedy was a chaplain for the U.S. Army's 102nd Evacuation Hospital in the European Theater. This book is based on Rev. Kennedy's letters, war diaries, post-war magazine articles, as well as a personal yearlong trip retracing Kenndy's war locales and interviews with local citizens about war remembrances. 

The Coastwatcher

by
Elise Weston

Set against the backdrop of the home front during World War II, this dramatic adventure will draw readers in with its exciting blend of mystery and history. Young people will also respond to the protagonist who learns that war is not a distant and exciting game, but a grim reality involving real people and real danger. For grades 5-8. 

Reader:
Patricia Voelker
Reading Time:
2 hours, 48 minutes

The Curious Garden

by
Peter Brown

While out exploring his dull city, Liam discovers a struggling gardena dn decides to take care of it and help the plants grow. As time passes, hte garden he tends begins to spread little by little out into his city. The city is transformed from gray into a lush, green world. This story shows how any one person's efforts can help change the world. Grade K-3. 

Reading Time:
7 minutes

The Dry Grass of August

by
Anna Jean Mayhew

In her debut novel, Anna Jean Mayhew offers a riveting depiction of Southern life in the throes of segregation, what it will mean for a young girl on her way to adulthood--and for the woman who means the world to her. 

The Girl on Legare Street

by
Karen White

Melanie has grown accustomed to renovating old houses, but she never imagined she'd have to renovate her own life to include her estranged mother. Ginnette Prioleau Middleton returns wanting to protect the daughter she's never really known after receiving an ominous premonition. With their combined psychic abilities they expect to unearth some ghosts. But what they find is a vengeful dark spirit whose strength has been growing for decades. 

Reader:
Kerry Stubbs
Reading Time:
11 hours, 5 minutes

The Strangers on Montague Street

by
Karen White

Psychic realtor Melanie Middleton is still restoring her Charleston house and doesn't expect to have a new houseguest, a teen girl named Nola. But the girl didn't come alone, and the spirits that accompanied Nola don't seem willing to leave. 2011. 

Reading Time:
10 hours, 37 minutes

The Teaberry Stranger: A Tea Shop Mystery

by
Laura Childs

Theodosia Browning, the proprietor of Charleston's Indigo Tea Shop, spots Daria Shand, her good friend and owner of a neighboring shop, in a nasty struggle with an unknown assailant. The attacker flees at Theodosia's approach, leaving Daria dead. If that weren’t alarming enough, the police think the killer mistook Daria for Theodosia. 

Reader:
Patricia Voelker
Reading Time:
7 hours, 16 minutes

The Vendetta: Special Agent Melvin Purvis, John Dillinger, and Hoover’s FBI in the Age of Gangsters

by
Alston Purvis

Author recounts the story of his father, Melvin Purvis, the iconic G-man and public hero made famous by his remarkable sweep of the great Public Enemies of the American Depression--John Dillinger; Pretty Boy Floyd, and Baby Face Nelson. Purvis's successes led FBI boss J. Edgar Hoover to grow increasingly jealous, as he smeared Purvis's reputation, trying to erase his name from all records of the FBI's greatest triumphs. Some violence. 

Reader:
Charles Bierbauer
Reading Time:
14 hours, 24 minutes

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