Marketing In the News- June 2020 cont.

News from June 2020:

Led by Black Lives Matter, protests and Black rights advocacy continue all over the country.

Gain some insight into the history of the civil rights struggle in America and learn more about ongoing efforts to combat racial injustice:

Black against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party, by Joshua Bloom, Waldo E. Martin, Jr. link

The Burning: Massacre, Destruction, and the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921, by Tim Madigan link

They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South, by Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers link

Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America, by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva link

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor link

Coming of Age in Mississippi by Anne Moody link

Warriors Don’t Cry by Melba Pattillo Beals link

Race for Profit by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor link

Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Y. Davis link

Ain’t I a Woman by bell hooks link

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches, by Audre Lorde link

Good White Racist?: Confronting Your Role in Racial Injustice, by Kerry Connelly link

 

Ohio State Univ. Professor, Rattan Lal, PhD, is awarded the World Food Laureate for developing and mainstreaming a soil-centric approach to increasing food production.

Learn more about conservation and sustainable farming practices with these Tantor titles:

Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life, by David R. Montgomery link

Grain by Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food, by Bob Quinn, Liz Carlisle link

The One-Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming, by Masanobu Fukuoka link

Restoration Agriculture: Real-World Permaculture for Farmers, by Mark Shepard link

Gaining Ground: A Story of Farmers’ Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm, by Forrest Pritchard link

 

Spanish Fisherman Accidentally Discovers Medieval Virgin Mary Statue.

Learn more about Medieval Spain and with these titles:

Medieval Christianity: A New History, by Kevin Madigan Link

The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise: Muslims, Christians, and Jews under Islamic Rule in Medieval Spain, by Dario Fernandez Morera link

 

Letter written by Van Gogh and Paul Gaugin sells for $236K.

Deep dive into Van Gogh and Gaugin’s competitive friendship with:

Van Gogh: The Life, by Steven Naifeh, Gregory White Smith, link

Or listen to stories about other famous rivalries from the art world with:

The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art, by Sebastian Smee link

 

Neuroscientists may have found a way to treat depression with hallucinogenic mushrooms.

Take a trip into the world of psychedelic plants and their impact on science and culture with a few of these titles:

Healing Mushrooms: A Practical and Culinary Guide to Using Mushrooms for Whole Body Health, by Tero Isokauppila link

Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge: A Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution, by Terence McKenna link

Fungipedia: A Brief Compendium of Mushroom Lore, by Lawrence Millman link

High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary Experience in the Seventies, by Erik Davis link

True Hallucinations: Being an Account of the Author’s Extraordinary Adventures in the Devil’s Paradise, by Terence McKenna link

 

New study shows that an Alaskan volcanic eruption may have aided in the fall of the Roman Republic.

 

Find other examples of volcanic disasters with global effects with these titles:

The Last Volcano: A Man, a Romance, and the Quest to Understand Nature’s Most Magnificent Fury, by John Dvorak link

The Day the World Ended: The Mount Pelee Disaster: May 7, 1902, by  Gordon Thomas, Max Morgan-Witts link

The Year Without Summer: 1816 and the Volcano That Darkened the World and Changed History, by William K. Klingaman, Nicholas P. Klingaman link

Disaster!: A History of Earthquakes, Floods, Plagues, and Other Catastrophes, by John Withington link

Picks of the Week–June 29

Summer is in full swing, which means we will be spending more time outside and will need something new to listen to of course! We understand that at times it could be a challenge narrowing down your next listen, but don’t worry. Our acquirers have selected some of their top picks for you.

 

The Hacker and the State

Few national-security threats are as potent—or as nebulous—as cyber attacks. Ben Buchanan reveals how hackers are transforming spycraft and statecraft, catching us all in the crossfire, whether we know it or not.

Note: The world is moving ever more into cyberspace, and in this realm, hackers wield more power than ever before. Ben Buchanan’s The Hacker and the State investigates challenges to information security on a global level, and how nations have assimilated hacker tactics and adapted to this new normal. -Aaron Piccirillo

Publishing date: 6/30/2020

Written by Ben Buchanan

Narrated by Christopher Grove

 

The Dead Girls Club

A supernatural thriller in the vein of A Head Full of Ghosts about two young girls, a scary story that becomes far too real, and the tragic—and terrifying—consequences that follow one of them into adulthood.

Note: Walters has crafted a twisted thriller of monsters and murder. A macabre supernatural tale that will keep you guessing until the end. -Kara Boucher

Publishing date: 6/30/2020

Written by Damien Angelica

Narrated by Walters Devon Sorvari

 

Shards of Frost

Suzanne Wright presents Book 5 in the Mercury Pack series. Contains mature themes.

Note: Shifter fans get ready – the long-awaited audio conclusion to The Mercury Pack series is here… with Jill Redfield. You won’t be disappointed! (And if you’re a shifter fan who hasn’t been introduced to Suzanne Wright’s amazing worlds yet, get on it! Her newest series, The Olympus Pride, premiers in audio next month.) -Jenn Eschrich

Publishing date: 6/30/2020

Written by Suzanne Wright

Narrated by Jill Redfield

 

From You to Me

K. A. Holt’s beautiful new novel is about grieving and growing up, and the ripples loss creates for a girl, a family, and a community.

Note: Coming from the author of award-winning House Arrest is a heartwarming coming-of-age story about a girl who learns how to cope and live her life after her older sister passes away. If you love books like Blended and Echo’s Sister, you’re sure to love From You to Me! -Kelly Srubas

Publishing date: 6/30/2020

Written by K.A. Holt

Narrated by Rachel Jacobs

 

The Fainting Room

Set in suburban Connecticut in 1983, The Fainting Room is about a young girl with a Philip Marlowe alter ego who becomes involved in a bizarre and ultimately destructive love triangle with a troubled married couple who take her in for the summer. Contains mature themes.

Note: When Ray and Evelyn take in a sixteen-year-old girl with no place to stay for the summer, the cracks in their marriage begin to show. Ingrid, with her blue hair, pet iguana, and “Detective Slade” alter-ego, becomes the catalyst in this intense story of secrets and desire. Dark and alluring with a dash of detective noir, The Fainting Room is perfect for fans of The Glass Hotel and All Adults Here. -Kim Budnick

Publishing date: 6/30/2020

Written by Sarah Pemberton Strong

Narrated by Khristine Hvam

Picks of the Week- June 22

Summer is in full swing, which means we will be spending more time outside and will need something new to listen to of course! We understand that at times it could be a challenge narrowing down your next listen, but don’t worry. Our acquirers have selected some of their top picks for you.

 

Paris France

In Paris France Stein unites her childhood memories of Paris with her observations about everything from art and war to love and cooking. The result is an unforgettable glimpse into a bygone era, one on the brink of revolutionary change.

Note: In this classic memoir, Gertrude Stein unites her childhood memories of Paris with her observations about everything from art and war to love and cooking. The result is an unforgettable glimpse into a bygone era, one on the brink of revolutionary change. -Molly Miller

Publishing date: 6/23/2020

Written by Gertrude Stein

Narrated by Tanya Eby

The Prepper’s Water Survival Guide

No source is left untapped in this all-encompassing guide to supplying life-saving water after a disaster.

Note: Blogger Daisy Luther of TheOrganicPrepper.com has written the ultimate water survival guide for the everyday person. In this book, Daisy provides step-by-step instructions on how to have constant access to one of the world’s most vital resource, water! This book will teach you many techniques such as how to collect rainwater, treating water from lakes and rivers, and digging your own well for groundwater, preparing anyone for survival if disaster should strike. -Jordan Spellman

Publishing date: 6/23/2020

Written by Daisy Luther

Narrated by Emily Durante

The QB Bad Boy and Me

The funny, steal-your-heart breakout story about a cheerleader, a sexy football player, and the chaos of trying not to fall in love.

Note: From Wattpad sensation, Tay Marley comes a funny romance about a reluctant cheerleader and sexy football player. Falling for this bad boy QB could cost this cheerleader her dream of going to college for dance…..and possible her heart. This is a MUST read for fans of Abbi Glines and Beth Reekles. -Jannah McCowan

Publishing date: 6/23/2020

Written by Tay Marley

Narrated by Caitlin Kelly

Suspicious Minds: Why We Believe Conspiracy Theories

In Suspicious Minds, Rob Brotherton explores the history and consequences of conspiracism and delves into the research that offers insights into why so many of us are drawn to implausible, unproven and unprovable conspiracy theories.

Note: What makes the human brain prone to conspiracy theories? Rob Brotherton explores the history, psychology, and repercussions of our willingness to believe the unbelievable. Fans of Michael Shermer will enjoy this deep exploration of the realm between plausibility and paranoia. -Sonia Brand-Fisher

Publishing date: 6/30/2020

Written by Rob Brotherton

Narrated by Charles Constant

 

 

Picks of the Week- June 15

It is June, which means we will be spending more time outside and will need something new to listen to of course! We understand that at times it could be a challenge narrowing down your next listen, but don’t worry. Our acquirers have selected some of their top picks for you.

Three Roads to the Alamo: The Lives and Fortunes of David Crockett, James Bowie, and William Barret Travis

Three Roads to the Alamo is the definitive book about the lives of David Crockett, James Bowie, and William Barret Travis—the legendary frontiersmen and fighters who met their destiny at the Alamo in one of the most famous and tragic battles in American history—and about what really happened in that battle.

Note: Most Americans know the phrase “Remember the Alamo”! but not all the know the story behind it. William Davis takes the listener across early America and down the dusty roads to the Alamo, where we meet three very different men; two of whom were American folk heroes, legends in their own right before heading South, the third an ambitious land speculator who left his family back east to try to make it the new Republic of Texas. They fought for freedom and died for the cause of independence, and this is their story. -Nick Pouliot

Publishing date: 6/10/2020

Written by William C. Davis

Narrated by David Colacci

 

The Deadly Dinner Party

The Deadly Dinner Party presents fifteen edge-of-your-seat, real-life medical detective stories written by a practicing physician.

Note: What would you get if you combined House and Sherlock Holmes? This book! Take a deep dive into some of history’s most fascinating medical mysteries. As accessible and thrilling as the best thriller novels, this one is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. -Dan Totten

Publishing date: 6/16/2020

Written by Jonathan A. Edlow

Narrated by Joel Richards

 

Brave Enough

Travel with Olympic gold medalist Jessie Diggins on her compelling journey from America’s heartland to international sports history, navigating challenges and triumphs with rugged grit and a splash of glitter.

Note: Jessie Diggins, the first-ever cross-country skiing Olympic gold medalist from the US, tells the story of how she made sports history. In her inspiring memoir, Diggins recounts her successes and the struggles she overcame in her journey to the podium.  -Maddy Collins

Publishing date: 6/16/2020

Written by Jessie Diggins (with Todd Smith)

Narrated by Allyson Ryan

 

Burden

Lila Felix presents Book 1 in the Bayou Bear Chronicles.

Note: Isolated Echo is bound to a clan she is trapped in until a comforting companion gives her a sense of belonging. Burden is the perfect paranormal romance for readers looking for a sweet story of love and acceptance, and an exciting start to Lila Felix’s Bayou Bear series. -Desiree Lynch

Publishing date: 6/16/2020

Written by Lila Felix

Narrated by Alex Knox

Picks of the Week- June 8

June is finally here, which means we will be spending more time outside and will need something new to listen to of course! We understand that at times it could be a challenge narrowing down your next listen, but don’t worry. Our acquirers have selected some of their top picks for you.

 

American Pandemic: The Lost Worlds Of The 1918 Influenza Epidemic

American Pandemic offers a much-needed corrective to the silence surrounding the 1918 influenza outbreak.

Note: A haunting account of the deadliest pandemic in recorded history and how it was quickly forgotten in the American mind soon after.  Many of the stories featured prove eerily similar to those happening during the current ongoing crisis. –Scott Smith

Publishing date: 6/9/2020

Written by Nancy Bristow

Narrated by Karen White

 

Winds of Wrath

Taylor Anderson presents Book 15 in the Destroyermen series.

Note: The 15th book in the Destroyermen series delivers all the expected action and suspense that the series is known for! Fifteen books in, and Anderson continues to surprise and delight with his riveting alternate history series! –Ron Formica

Publishing date: 6/9/2020

Written by Taylor Anderson

Narrated by P.J. Ochlan

 

A Wicked Snow

Gregg Olsen presents a must-listen supernatural thriller.

Note: Award-winning author and NYT bestselling author Gregg Olsen’s first-ever novel is now finally coming to audiobook format. With an excellent narration by Audie Award-nominated narrator Karen Peakes, this novel will scare you, and you’ll love it. –Ashley Fortier

Publishing date: 6/9/2020

Written by Gregg Olsen

Narrated by Karen Peakes

 

Twenty Palaces: A Prequel

Harry Connolly presents Book 1 in the Twenty Palaces series.

Note: In the exciting prequel to the Twenty Palaces series, we explore the origins of title character Ray and his descend into the mysterious underbellies of the paranormal underworld. Filled with magic, mystery, and suspense, this book will lead you on a thrilling ride. –Kristen Hummel

Publishing date: 6/10/2020

Written by Harry Connolly

Narrated by Daniel Thomas May

Marketing In the News- June 2020

Looking at June, consider looking back and learning more about these historical events:

June 1st, 1801, Founder of Utah and patriarch of the Mormon church Brigham Young) was born in Whittingham, Vermont. From modest beginnings to the “American Moses” learn why Brigham Young holds an esteemed place in American history with:

Brigham Young: Pioneer Profit, by John G. Turner, Link

 

June 6, 1944 – D-Day, the largest amphibious landing in history, began in the early-morning hours as Allied forces landed in Normandy on the northern coast of France. Consider this invasion from the other side with:

Countdown to D-Day: The German Perspective, By: Peter Margaritis, Link

June 15, 1215 – King John set his seal to Magna Carta, the first charter of British liberties, guaranteeing basic rights that have since become the foundation of modern democracies around the world. There is a reason there has only been one King John, find out why with:

King John: Treachery and Tyranny in Medieval England: The Road to Magna Carta, By: Marc Morris, link

 

June 17, 1972 – Following a seemingly routine burglary, five men were arrested at the National Democratic Headquarters in the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C. Get the facts from the woman who reported on this scandal with:

Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon’s Downfall, By: Elizabeth Drew, link

 

June 18, 1815 – The Battle of Waterloo ends with Napoleon’s defeat and the end of his empire. Learn more about this epic battle with:

The Longest Afternoon: The 400 Men Who Decided the Battle of Waterloo, By: Brendan Simms, link

 

June 28, 1914 – Archduke Francis Ferdinand, Crown Prince of Austria and his wife were assassinated at Sarajevo, essentially starting World War I, 5 years later to the day The Treaty of Versailles is signed ending the war. Learn all there is to know about The Great War with:

First World War for Dummies, By: Dr. Sean Lang, Link

 

 

Raise some awareness and show appreciation, in June we celebrate these special days:

 

World’s Ocean Day, June 8th

Plastic Ocean: How a Sea Captain’s Chance Discovery Launched a Determined Quest to Save the Oceans, by Cassandra Phillips, Capt. Charles Moore, link

Sailing a Serious Ocean: Sailboats, Storms, Stories and Lessons Learned from 30 Years at Sea, By: John Kretschmer, link

Oceana: Our Planet’s Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them, by Michael D’Orso, Ted Danson, link

 

Father’s Day 21st

Dude, You’re Gonna Be a Dad!: How to Get (Both of You) Through the Next 9 Months, By: John Pfeiffer, Link

Dad Tired and Loving It, By: Jerrad Lopes, Link

Golfing With Dad, By David Barrett, Link

 

June recognizes soul food, steakhouses, and country cooking:

The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African-american Culinary History in the Old South, by Michael W. Twitty, link

Smokelore: A Short History of Barbecue in America, By: Jim Auchmutey, Link

The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat: Craig Claiborne and the American Food Renaissance, by Thomas McNamee, link

 

June is LGBT Pride Month:

Rainbow Warrior: My Life in Color, by Gilbert Baker, link

Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution, by David Carter, link

Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us, By: Kate Bornstein, Link

What’s Your Pronoun: Beyond He and She, by Dennis Baron, link

Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death, by Lillian Faderman, link

June is National Great Outdoors Month & National Camping Month:

Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail, by Ben Montgomery, Link

How to Shit in the Woods: An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art, by Kathleen Meyer, link

Finding Your Way Without Map or Compass, by Harold Gatty, link

 

Marketing the News: May 2020

Ancient Gilgamesh Tablet confiscated by U.S. authorities is believed to be stolen from Iraq.

Learn more about ancient artifacts and the history of Mesopotamia with:

Antiquities: What Everyone Needs to Know, by Maxwell L. Anderson Link

Babylon: Mesopotamia and the Birth of Civilization, By: Paul Kriwaczek link

 

Take a deep dive into other historic Art Thefts with these Tantor titles:

Stealing the Mystic Lamb: The True Story of the World’s Most Coveted Masterpiece, by Noah Charney link

The Art Detective: Fakes, Frauds, and Finds and the Search for Lost Treasures, By: Philip Mould link

 

Interested in Archeology? Find out more with:

Digging for the Truth: One Man’s Epic Adventure Exploring the World’s Greatest Archaeological Mysteries, By: Josh Bernstein link

Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble, By: Marilyn Johnson

 

Scientist reveal a significant drop in carbon emissions due to the Corona Virus shut down.

Learn more about climate change and the ongoing effort to design a more sustainable world.

Building a Resilient Tomorrow: How to Prepare for the Coming Climate Disruption, By: Alice C. Hill, Leonardo Martinez-Diaz, link

Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming, By: Paul Hawken, link

Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of Global Warming, By: Andreas Malm, link

Footprints: In Search of Future Fossils, By: David Farrier, link

Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality, By: Melissa Bruntlett, Chris Bruntlett, link

 

After more than a century after sinking the Titanic is back in the news as an American salvage mission is being planned to recover the infamous ship’s telegraph.

 

Explore the historical depths of the world’s most famous shipwreck:

The Titanic: Disaster of the Century, By: Wyn Craig Wade, link

Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage: The Titanic’s First-Class Passengers and Their World, by Hugh Brewster, link

 

Learn more about the Telegraph and its importance to communication with:

The Victorian Internet: The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century’s On-line Pioneers, By: Tom Standage, link

 

Know all there is to know about the Titanic? Consider these titles and steam into the unique history of ocean liners:

A Man and His Ship: America’s Greatest Naval Architect and His Quest to Build the S.S. United States By: Steven Ujifusa, link

Lusitania: Triumph, Tragedy, and the End of the Edwardian Age, By: Greg King, Penny Wilson, link

 

Sixty years after Hawaii joined the union as the 50th state, a different island territory is considering statehood as Puerto Rico votes on a referendum to become the 51st state.

 

Learn more about the history of the complicated relationship between the U.S. and Puerto Rico:

War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony, By: Nelson A. Denis, Link

Picks of the Week-May 18

April showers bring May flowers, but they also bring a new batch of binge-worthy listens. We understand that at times it could be a challenge narrowing down your next listen, but don’t worry. Our acquirers have selected some of their top picks for you.

 

More Than a Sex Surrogate: A Unique Memoir About Intimacy, Secrets, and the Way We Love

More Than a Sex Surrogate: A Unique Memoir About Intimacy, Secrets and The Way We Love was written with the scorching knowledge that the injured world of sexuality still exists in shadows and is worthy of receiving a legitimate stage. Contains mature themes.

Note:  A quick glimpse into the therapy room of a professional surrogate partner. “Lilly” lives a double life. In one of them, she’s a high school teacher. In the other one, she is a professional surrogate who helps men work through their sexual problems. In this fascinating memoir, Seraphina Arden shares her insights on this unusual therapeutic process. -Molly Miller

Publishing date: 5/26/2020

Written by Seraphina Arden

Narrated by Tanya Eby

Tara: The Liberating Power of the Female Buddha

A practical guide for invoking the power and blessings of Tara, the beloved female Buddhist deity of Tibet.

Note: In a chaotic and uncertain world, we all occasionally need help grounding and centering ourselves. This guide will help you to manifest the archetypal Divine Feminine for healing, clarity, and empowerment. For fans of Wild Mercy by Mirabai Starr and Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. -Aaron Piccirillo

Publishing date: 5/29/2020

Written by Rachel Wooten, PhD

Narrated by Cassandra Campbell

 

Parenting Without Borders: Surprising Lessons Parents Around the World Can Teach Us

An eye-opening guide to the world’s best parenting strategies.

Note: Is self-isolating with kids posing new challenges? Christine Gross-Loh offers a surprising and informative parenting guide using strategies from the global toolbox. For fans of Pamela Druckerman’s Bringing Up Bebe and Jessica Joelle Alexander and Iben Sandahl’s The Danish Way of Parenting. -Sonia Brand-Fisher

Publishing date: 5/29/2020

Written by Christine Gross-Loh

Narrated by Cindy Kay

 

The Planters

Victor Zugg presents Book 2 in the Ripple In Time series.

Note: The exciting sequel to A Ripple in Time, we follow former Federal Air Marshall Stephen Mason on an exciting new adventure! -Kristen Hummel

Publishing date: 5/29/2020

Written by Victor Zugg

Narrated by Sean William Doyle

Picks of the Week-May 11

April showers bring May flowers, but they also bring a new batch of binge-worthy listens. We understand that at times it could be a challenge narrowing down your next listen, but don’t worry. Our acquirers have selected some of their top picks for you.

 

The Business of Blood

Kerrigan Byrne presents Book 1 in the Business of Blood series. Contains mature themes.

Note: Fiona hasn’t stopped searching for Jack the Ripper since the day he murdered her best friend Mary two years ago, but now he’s back, and this time he’s after Fiona. A dazzling new sleuth’s tale perfect for fans of the Lady Sherlock series. -Ashley Fortier

Publishing date: 5/26/2020

Written by Kerrigan Byrne

Narrated by Justine Eyre

 

Terror at Bottle Creek

This is a thrilling survivalist story by Watt Key, the author of Alabama MoonDirt Road Home, and Hideout.

Note: At just 13 years old, Cort must rely on his survival training to keep two neighbor girls and himself alive during a hurricane. Fans of Hatchet will love this wilderness adventure story set in the eerie Alabama swamplands. -Jannah McCowan

Publishing date: 5/26/2020

Written by Watt Key

Narrated by Charlie Thurston

Confrontation

Confrontation is the first book in the epic new Baldwin’s Legacy series, written by the bestselling author of the Survivors series.

Note: The first in a new series from best-selling author Nathan Hystad, Confrontation takes a journey among the stars, where one man’s decisions could bring about an intergalactic war. -Kara Boucher

Publishing date: 5/26/2020

Written by Nathan Hystad

Narrated by James Patrick Cronin

 

Zombies on the Block

Mike Evans presents Book 1 in the Zombies on the Block series.

Note: Seasoned apocalyptic author Mike Evans returns with another thrilling dystopian novel that is sure to engross zombie and horror fans alike! Zombies on the Block is the perfect read for anyone looking for an action-packed survival series with the comfort of comical relief. -Desiree Lynch

Publishing date: 5/26/2020

Written by Mike Evans

Narrated by Tristan Morris

Picks of the Week-May 4

April showers bring May flowers, but they also bring a new batch of binge-worthy listens. We understand that at times it could be a challenge narrowing down your next listen, but don’t worry. Our acquirers have selected some of their top picks for you.

 

Mr. Met: How a Sports-Mad Kid from Jersey Became Like Family to Generations of Big Leaguers

In this fascinating memoir, Horwitz tells the unlikely story of a childhood dream come true, offering an unparalleled insider’s perspective on four dynamic and unpredictable decades of Mets baseball.

Note: Former Mets PR Director Jay Horwitz is one of the most memorable and believed off-field personalities in the history of the team. In his memoir, fans can take a ride through over 30 years of history inside one of the most interesting and wild franchises in sports. -Dan Totten

Publishing date: 5/19/2020

Written by Jay Horwitz

Narrated by Barry Abrams

 

The Prettiest Star

The Prettiest Star is a novel about sex and shame. And it is a novel that speaks to the question of what home and family means when we try to forge a life for ourselves in a world that can be harsh and unpredictable. Contains mature themes.

Note: Six years after leaving behind his small-town life in Appalachia, Brian returns home after losing his dreams, his friends, and his lover to the AIDS epidemic. Gorgeously written and incredibly moving, The Prettiest Star explores the bounds of family, grief, love, and understanding and highlights the forgotten part of the AIDS epidemic when gay men came home to die in the same rural communities they fought so hard to escape. The Prettiest Star was made the lists of: EW‘s 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2020, O Magazine’s “31 LGBTQ Books That’ll Change the Literary Landscape in 2020,”  BookRiot’s “Most Anticipated Most Anticipated LGBTQ Books of 2020,” and Atlanta Journal Constitution’s “10 Southern Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2020.”-Kim Budnick

Publishing date: 5/19/2020

Written by Carter Sickels

Narrated by Charlie Thurston and Tiffany Morgan

 

Airport

The #1 New York Times bestselling thriller about an airport thrust into chaos by a whiteout blizzard: “A spellbinder” (The Denver Post).

Note: Finally in audio! Arthur Hailey’s New York Times Bestselling Airport is a classic work of suspense and adventure. The basis for the blockbuster film from the 70’s this novel was described as a “spellbinder” by the Denver Post. As a destructive and blinding blizzard rages over the Midwest, endangering all in its path, the staff of Lincoln International Airport and the crew of a circling airliner must use all their wits and talents to land safely and save the lives of the passengers as chaos descends on the runway below. Return your trays to their upright and locked positions and buckle up for this edge of your seat ride!-Nick Pouliot

Publishing date: 5/19/2020

Written by Arthur Hailey

Narrated by B.J. Harrison

 

The House in the Woods

Mark Dawson presents Book 1 in the Atticus Priest series.

Note: Mark Dawson kickstarts another amazing thriller series with this latest book. While The House in the Woods deviates from the assassin plots that Dawson has become known for, this police procedural once again highlights Dawson’s skill for writing edgy characters that lead you through every twist and turn. Be sure to set aside a day for this book – you won’t want to put it down!-Jenn Eschrich

Publishing date: 5/19/2020

Written by Mark Dawson

Narrated by Simon Vance