Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Today's Top Book & DVD Releases

Everyone loves staying on top of the latest in books & DVDs and we receive them on a regular basis at your library.  Join us as we hit the highlights of some of the more popular titles being released today.

Gods of Egypt
Starring: Brenton Thwaites
Summary: A young thief named Bek enlists the help of the powerful Egyptian god Horus to overthrow the vicious deity Set, who has seized control of the land.  Bek's true love has been captured, forcing the mortal rebel to fight back in order to free her and the people of Egypt from Set's tyrannical rule in this epic fantasy adventure.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Starring: Lily James
Summary: Spunky martial artist Elizabeth Bennet and wealthy zombie killer Mr. Darcy fall in love despite their class differences while battling an undead uprising in 19th-century England.

Race
Starring: Stephan James
Summary: This drama based on true events focuses on legendary black athlete Jesse Owens and his inspiring journey to overcome racism at home and abroad, culminating in his triumphant track-and-field performance at the 1936 Berlin Olympics under the tutelage of gruff Ohio State coach Larry Snyder.  At the same time, Owens also contends with a rivalry with German competitor Carl "Luz" Long, while Olympic committee members Jeremiah Mahoney and Avery Brundage deal with Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels and his desire to make the Games a celebration of Aryan supremacy.

Triple 9
Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor
Summary: Ex-soldiers Michael Atwood and Russel Welch lead an Atlanta criminal organization, which also includes Welch's troubled brother Gabe and dirty cops Marcus Belmont and Jorge Rodriguez.  The five heisters are contracted by the Russian-Israeli mob, headed by matriarch Irina Vlaslov, to pull off a dangerous job, and they decide to create the diversion of an "officer down" call as a cover for the robbery.  Marcus' straight-arrow new partner Chris is soon targeted as the mark for the shooting; meanwhile, Chris' uncle, Detective Jeffrey Allen, works to foil the criminals.

The Emperor's Revenge (Oregon Files Series #11)
Author: Clive Cussler
Summary: Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon face their toughest challenge yet when a violent bank heist during the Monaco Grand Prix decimates the Corporation's accounts.  To get the money back, Juan joins forces with an old friend from his days in the CIA so they can track down a rogue hacker and a ruthless former Ukranian naval officer.  It is only after the hunt begins that the enormity of the plan comes into focus: the bank theft is just the first step in a plot that will result in the deaths of millions and bring the world's economies to a standstill.  The catalyst for the scheme?  A stunning document stolen during Napoleon's disastrous invasion of Russia.  But two hundreds years later, it may be the thing that brings Europe to its knees.

 Look for these great titles at your Abilene Public Library and get yourselves on the reserve lists so you're certain to keep up with some of the popular releases of the week.

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