New Nonfiction Listens for April

Read by: Justin Price

Prize-winning biographer Elizabeth D. Leonard chronicles Benjamin Franklin Butler’s successful career in the law defending the rights of the Lowell Mill girls and other workers, his achievements as one of Abraham Lincoln’s premier civilian generals, and his role in developing wartime policy in support of slavery’s fugitives as the nation advanced toward emancipation.

Read by: Charles Constant

“This is the finest Roswell book ever . . . well told and utterly convincing.” ―Jerome Clark, bestselling author and editor of the International UFO Reporter

Witness to Roswell once again provides a “can’t put down” written account of what really transpired in Roswell decades ago. This anniversary edition includes a new introduction by the authors and additional material.

Read by: The author

“An excellent book demonstrating that there was far more to this exuberant and often horrifying period than is commonly realized.” ―The Times

In the latest volume of his celebrated series of Time Traveler’s Guides, Ian Mortimer turns to what is arguably the most-loved period in British history—the Regency, or Georgian England.

Read by: Julian Elfer

“Utterly brilliant.” ―The Guardian

This is a wild journey through nineteenth-century India and Afghanistan, with impeccably researched storytelling that shows us a world of espionage and dreamers, ne’er-do-wells and opportunists, extreme violence both personal and military, and boundless hope.

Read by: Rosemary Benson

“With its whimsy and discerning intellect, this radiates beauty.” ―Publishers Weekly

In Learning the Birds, we join Susan Fox Rogers as she becomes a birder and joins the community of passionate and quirky bird people.

Read by: Christopher Grove

“A truly delightful and much-needed journey into ‘myco-centrism’!” ―Giuliana Furci, founder

and CEO of the Fungi Foundation

A surprise-filled journey into science and human culture, this exciting and provocative book shows how fungi shape our planet and our lives in strange, diverse, and often unimaginable ways.

Read by: Erin deWard

“A warm, engaging, and practical guide to unwinding the binds of perfectionism.” ―Jennifer Kemp, MPsych, author of The ACT Workbook for Perfec[1]tionism

If you’re struggling with feelings of anxiety and stress, and suspect your perfectionism may be to blame, this guide will show you how to stop getting in the way of your own success, and live a life guided by your deepest values.

Read by: Leslie Howard

When the goddess culture was stolen and buried, so too were women’s rites of passage into our wild, intuitive femininity and maturity. With Maiden to Mother, Sarah Durham Wilson excavates these ancient rites, guiding us through a sacred and crucial initiation from the immature Maiden into the archetypal Mother—the powerful, safe, compassionate, full-bloom feminine life force that exists within all of us.

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