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

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