Picks of the Week- Nov. 23

The holiday season is here! Let’s celebrate with discovering new audiobooks. 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 Omni-Americans: Some Alternatives to the Folklore of White Supremacy

Rediscover the “most important book on black-white relationships” in America in this special fiftieth anniversary edition.

Note: This 50th-anniversary edition of Albert Murray’s thought-provoking THE OMNI-AMERICANS is as timely now as it was upon its initial release. In his pointed debut work that would come to define his legacy, Murray uses history, language, and jazz to argue how the currents of Black experience run deep through American culture and ideologies. -Sonia Brand-Fisher

Publishing Date: 11/24/2020

Written by: Albert Murray

Read by: Mirron Willis

I Escaped from Auschwitz

I Escaped from Auschwitz is a close-up look at the horror faced by the Jewish people in Auschwitz and across Europe during World War II. This newly edited translation of Vrba’s memoir will leave listeners reeling at the terrors faced by those during the Holocaust.

Note: The true story of Rudolf Vrba, an Auschwitz prisoner who escaped the concentration camp and lived to tell the tale. In 1944 Vrba and another prisoner, Alfred Wetzler, managed to evade Nazi authorities and flee over one hundred miles to Slovakia, where they would be the first to alert the world to the atrocities being carried out in Auschwitz. -Aaron Piccirillo

Publishing Date: 11/24/20

Written by: Rudolf Vrba and Alan Bestic

Read by: Steven Jay Cohen

A Curious History of Sex

This is not a comprehensive study of every sexual quirk, kink, and ritual across all cultures throughout time, as that would entail writing an encyclopedia. Rather, this is a drop in the ocean, a paddle in the shallow end of sex history, but I hope you will get pleasantly wet nonetheless. Contains mature themes.

Note: Dr. Kate Lister, the mind behind the popular “Whores of Yore” Twitter account, brings us a unique and colorful history of sex through the ages. -Greg Souza

Publishing Date: 11/24/2020

Written by: Kate Lister

Read by: Kate Lister

The Genesis Quest: The Geniuses and Eccentrics on a Journey to Uncover the Origin of Life on Earth

In The Genesis Quest, Michael Marshall shows how the quest to understand life’s beginning is also a journey to discover the true nature of life, and by extension our place in the universe.

Note: A leading science writer explores one of our most enduring mysteries: how and where, in a seemingly purposeless universe, life began on planet earth.-Scott Smith

Publishing Date: 11/24/2020

Written by: Michael Marshall

Read by: Ciaran Saward

Defenseless Hearts

Meagan Brandy presents Book 2 in the Tender Hearts series. Contains mature themes.

Note: In this Tender Hearts sequel, we get Parker’s journey to finding love. All of his life, he has been keeping his one true love a secret from everyone, why, because she’s taken. Kenra has always loved Parker but she keeps choosing her mentally abusive boyfriend instead. This story is full of sadness, self-discovery, forgiveness and fighting for want to you. If you want to go on this journey with Parker and Kenra then you don’t want to miss Defenseless Hearts by Meagan Brandy. -Jordan Spellman

Publishing Date: 11/24/20

Written by: Meagan Brandy

Read by: CJ Bloom & Alexander Cendese

Secrets of the Silver Lion: A Carmen Sandiego Novel

Emma Otheguy presents another installment in the Carmen Sandiego series.

Note: Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? This is the perfect listen for families to enjoy together. Parents who loved Carmen Sandiego back in the day can now introduce her to their kids! -Jannah McCowan

Publishing Date: 11/24/2020

Written by: Emma Otheguy

Read by: Kyla García

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