Picks of the Week-July 18

We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to listen to all of the new audiobooks releasing this month!

We understand that at times it could be a challenge narrowing down your next listen, so we had our acquirers narrow down a few of their top picks for you. Roadtrips, poolside, or beachside? We’ve got you covered!

Predictive Astrology: Tools to Forecast Your Life and Create Your Brightest Future

A groundbreaking work that offers deep insights and astrological techniques for bringing the future to light.

Note: The new edition of this groundbreaking guide is perfect for those curious about parsing the future and interpreting their destiny. Bernadette Brady draws on her decades of expertise to invite new and experienced practitioners alike into the world of predictive astrology. – Sonia Brand-Fisher

Publishing Date: 7/1/22

Written by: Bernadette Brady

Read by: Rosemary Benson

Goddess of Filth

One hot summer night, best friends Lourdes, Fernanda, Ana, Perla, and Pauline hold a séance. It’s all fun and games at first, but their tipsy laughter turns to terror when the flames burn straight through their prayer candles. As Father Moreno’s obsession with Fernanda grows, Lourdes enlists the help of her “bruja Craft crew” and a professor, Dr. Camacho, to understand what is happening to her friend in this unholy tale of possession-gone-right. Contains mature themes.

Note: Castro delivers a gorgeously crafted horror story and a powerful coming-of-age tale that explores female sexuality, the bonds of friendship, and spiritual self-discovery. Fans of Mexican Gothic will love Goddess of Filth. – Kim Budnick

Publishing Date: 07/12/2022

Written by: V. Castro

Read by: Stacy Gonzalez

America’s Great-Power Opportunity

In this timely intervention, Ali Wyne offers the first detailed critique of great-power competition as a foreign policy framework, warning that it could render the United States defensive and reactive.

Note: Since 1945, America has exerted great power and influence across the world. But over the last two decades, China and Russia have increasingly challenged that influence. How should the United States respond? Ali Wyne argues that rather than seeing this as an insurmountable challenge, it is in fact an opportunity to revitalize the nation’s global power and stature. – Aaron Piccirillo

Publishing Date: 7/12/22

Written by: Ali Wyne

Read by: Tristan Morris

Victory at Sea:  Naval Power and the Transformation of the Global Order in World War II

A sweeping, lavish one-volume history of the rise of American naval power during World War II.

Written by: Paul Kennedy

Read by:  James Cameron Stewart

Publishing Date:  4/12/2022

Note: Perfect for World War II buffs as well as those interested in international relations.  Kennedy looks at the rise (America) and falls (German, Japanese, French, Italian) of the navies involved in World War II.  Through this lens, he shines a light on the power balance in the world coming out of the war and through the years following it.- Dan Totten

Mobfather: The Story of a Wife and a Son Caught in the Web of the Mafia

In Mobfather, George Anastasia exposes what it really means to be married to the mob—and fathered by it. Based on years of reporting, thousands of pages of court testimony, and extensive interviews, Mobfather takes the listener deep into the heart of corruption. Contains mature themes.

Written by: George Anastasia

Read by: Tom Beyer

Publishing Date: 7/12/2022

Note: Summer is truly the perfect time for a new true crimes audiobook to sink into. Oftentimes though, you don’t learn about the family behind the mafia man; here, George Anastasia shares the story of a doomed marriage and a family life that fell apart as Tommy Del rose in the mafia. – Lindsey Wood

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