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New Fiction Listens for October

Read by: Sara Powell

A Reese’s Book Club Pick

Girl, Woman, Other meets An American Marriage in this gripping story of a mixed-race woman who goes in search of the African father she never knew.

Read by: Nicole Poole

USA Today bestselling author

Hope is a young woman on the brink of a successful career as a jeweler. The last thing she needs right now is trouble, but trouble finds her when she’s caught trespassing on private property.

Read by: Gemma Dawson

New York Times bestselling author

Three years ago, Rosalind Courtenay stumbled from the nineteenth century to the twenty-first, where she has been trapped ever since, leaving her husband and infant son behind. Now she’s found her way back.

Read by: Luke Daniels

Internationally bestselling series

Maybe Maulkin has taken a month off to hang out with his new elven girlfriend and learn how to swing his giant sword around, but hasn’t he earned a holiday?

Read by: Malcolm Hillgartner

Author of the New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series

James Dashner leads us on a dark journey of generational horror as we visit The House of Tongues.

Read by: P.J. Ochlan

Internationally bestselling author

It’s one stranded ex-lawman against a world full of homicidal psychopaths. Psychopaths who might, or might not, be human.

Read by: Justine Eyre

New York Times bestselling series

Nalini Singh returns to the world of the Guild Hunters for the most highly anticipated novel of the beloved series—a love story so epic it’s been half a millennia in the making.

Read by: Gildart Jackson

Charlie Hills, former desk sergeant at Kings Lake Central, is in trouble. He hasn’t told Smith, his old friend and sparring partner, but someone has, and now the two former policemen are about to embark on a difficult and potentially dangerous search for the truth. For one of them, it could be life-changing.

New Nonfiction Listens for October

Read by: Elizabeth Wiley

“Beatrice and Uranio are true leaders and pioneers in the field of Enneagram studies.” –Russ Hudson, author of The Enneagram: Nine Gateways to Presence

A fresh approach to the Enneagram that encourages listeners to embark on their own hero’s journey for transformation.

Read by: Shaun Grindell

“When it comes to understanding the hidden workings of Serengeti, Anthony Sinclair is a scientist like no other.” –Sean B. Carroll, author of The Serengeti Rules

A Place Like No Other is Anthony Sinclair’s firsthand account of how he and other scientists discovered the biological principles that regulate life in Serengeti and how they rule all of the natural world.

Read by: The Author

“Debra Newell’s journey, her tale of survival, and her openness in sharing her story, is awe inspiring.” –Eric Bana

Now that articles, podcasts, newsmagazines, and miniseries have had their sensationalistic say, Debra Newell, the one woman who truly knows what it was like to survive “Dirty John” Meehan shares the full story—the reality—with the world for the first time.

Read by: Matthew Josdal

“Meticulously researched and endlessly fascinating.” –James Mirtle, editor-in-chief, The Athletic Canada

Join a ragtag group of misfits from Dawson City as they scrap to become the 1905 Stanley Cup champions and cement hockey as Canada’s national pastime.

Read by: Jim Seybert

“An indispensable guide to understanding the importance of place in one’s well-being and determining the right place at a given time in life’s journey.” –Chip Conley, author of Wisdom at Work

Wondering where to live in your later years? This strategic and thoughtful guide is aimed at anyone looking to determine the best place to call home during the second half of life.

Read by: Roger Wayne

It is a crime even the FBI must have considered fantastic and absurd.

The true story of the kidnapping of the heir to one of the wealthiest families in America.

Read by: Jonathan Yen

The Shattering is panoramic, astute, and compellingly readable.” -Nicholas Lemann, author of Transaction Man

Covering the late 1950s through the early 1970s, The Shattering focuses on the period’s fierce conflicts over race, sex, and war.

Read by: Dan Calley

Punk protagonist, legendary drinker, Irish musical icon. The complete and extraordinary journey of the Pogues’s notorious frontman from outcast to national treasure has never been told—until now.

Picks of the Week-October 18

Tis’ the season for pumpkins, beautiful fall leaves, sweaters, and of course, cuddling up with a great audiobook…

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.

The Temple and the Lodge

From the authors of the international bestseller Holy Blood, Holy Grail, a history of the Freemasons from the Knights Templar to America’s founding fathers.

Note: From the authors of the  best-selling Holy Blood, Holy Grail comes a new edition of this exploration of the Templar/Freemason connection, with a new foreword by occult historian Mitch Horowitz. – Aaron Piccirillo

Publishing Date: 10/26/21

Written by: Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh

Read by: Rick Adamson

A Dog’s World: Imagining the Lives of Dogs in a World without Humans

From two of the world’s leading authorities on dogs, an imaginative journey into a future of dogs without people.

Note:  A thought-provoking look into what the world would be like for dogs if humans ceased to exist.  Challenging the notion that dogs would be helpless without their human counterparts, A Dog’s World enables us to understand these independent and remarkably intelligent animals on their own terms.- Scott Smith

Publishing Date:  10/26/2021

Written by:  Jessica Pierce and Marc Bekoff

Read by:  Karen White

The Lost Language

The quest to save the words of a dying language—and to find the words to save what may be a dying friendship—lies at the heart of this exquisite verse novel.

Note: A beautiful story in verse the whole family can enjoy and discuss together. Claudia Mills weaves deeper topics into this story about trying to save an endangered language. – Jannah McCowan

Publishing Date: Oct 26, 2021

Written by: Claudia Mills

Read by: Erin deWard

In a Book Club Far Away

From the author of Once Upon a Sunset and The Key to Happily Ever After comes a heartwarming and moving novel following three Army wives—estranged friends—who must overcome their differences when one of them is desperate for help.

Note: Fans of Jodi Picoult and Marci Bolden will love Tif Marcelo’s In a Book Club Far Away! Readers will be rooting for Regina, Adelaide, and Sophie as they confront past wrongs and rekindle their friendship.- Madeleine Collins

Publishing Date: 10/26/21

Written by: Tif Marcelo

Read by: Cassandra Campbell

Picks of the Week-October 11

Tis’ the season for pumpkins, beautiful fall leaves, sweaters, and of course, cuddling up with a great audiobook…

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.

Black Hat, White Witch

Hailey Edwards presents Book 1 in the Black Hat Bureau series. Contains mature themes.

Note: Another great first in a series—this steamy, paranormal detective story from Hailey Edwards does not disappoint! A fantastic cast of characters, dynamic world-building, and thrilling tension will leave you wanting more of the Black Hat Bureau world. – Kim Budnick

Publishing Date: 10/12/2021

Written by: Hailey Edwards

Read by: Stephanie Richardson

Two Pits and a Little Murder

Renee George presents Book 6 in the Barkside of the Moon Cozy Mystery series.

Note: Renee George presents Two Pits and a Little Murder, an exciting 6th installment to her Barkside of the Moon Cozy Mystery series. Recommended for anyone that has a love of mystery with a paranormal twist and a soft spot for rescued Pitbull’s. This is the ideal series to dive into for the Fall season – Desiree Lynch

Publishing Date: 10/19/2021

Written by: Renee George

Read by: Dara Rosenberg

Women Who Love Men Who Kill

Thirty years after she first asked the question, “Why do women fall in love with convicted murderers?,” Sheila Isenberg answers it anew in the age of the internet, smart phones, social media, mass shootings, celebrity worship of murderers, and modern prison dating. Contains mature themes.

Note: Women Who Love Men Who Kill got a revamp from the original 1991 edition with new case studies and with a look at how the digital age is transforming this phenomenon. Sheila still asks the same question, “why do women fall in love with convicted murderers?” as before but now looks at this in the 21st century with smart phones, social media and modern prison dating. With interviews with women who want relationships with these killer to psychiatrists and social workers on maybe why. You don’t want to miss, Sheila Isenberg 35 true stories of prison passion! – Jordan Spellman

Publishing Date: 10/19/21

Written by: Sheila Isenberg

Read by: Kate Zane

       

Fallen Empire

Marc Alan Edelheit presents Book 1 in the Born of Ash series.

Note: Marc Alan Edelheit, a modern master of historical fantasy, has turned to the future to bring us an exciting new sci-fi saga beginning with Fallen Empire. – Greg Souza

Publishing Date: 10/26/2021

Written by: Marc Alan Edelheit

Read by: John Lee

Picks of the Week-October 4

Tis’ the season for pumpkins, beautiful fall leaves, sweaters, and of course, cuddling up with a great audiobook…

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.

Punishment Without Trial

An impassioned, urgent argument about the future of criminal justice reform, Punishment Without Trial will change the way you view the criminal justice system.

Note: A significant examination of the use of plea bargaining and how it impedes true criminal justice reform. A must-read for anyone concerned in the U.S.’s criminal justice system and mass incarceration. – Kara Stebbins

Publishing Date: 10/12/2021

Written by: Carissa Byrne Hessick

Read by: Christina Delaine

‘Scuse Me While I Kill This Guy

Leslie Langtry presents Book 1 in the Greatest Hits Mysteries.

Note: The first book in Leslie’s hilariously enthralling Greatest Hits Mysteries series is finally here! Gin’s family business isn’t like anyone else’s, and when she is given a new target it just might ruin everything they’ve worked for. If you’re looking for a dark comedy that keeps you on the edge of your seat, look no further! – Kelly Srubas

Publishing Date: 10/12/21

Written by: Leslie Langtry

Read by: Emily Durante

White Pines

The new cosmic-folk-Celtic-cult-fantasy-horror novel from Gemma Amor, the Bram Stoker Award–nominated author of Dear Laura and Cruel Works of Nature. Contains mature themes.

Note: Amor is a terrific storyteller. In White Pines, a mysterious tale, set in England and Scotland, is created that will pull you in as it becomes more chilling and sinister as it builds to the conclusion. For anyone who waits all year for October to break out the horror stories (but there’s never a wrong time!).  – Lindsey Wood

Publishing Date: 10/12/21

Written by: Gemma Amor

Read by: Helen Langford

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Black Widows: A Novel 

For fans of The Wife Between Us and The Dry comes a chilling murder mystery that takes a domestic thriller’s classic question—”Did his wife kill him?”—and twists it into an completely new type of suspense.

Note: Which wife is responsible for Blake Nelson’s murder? Who can they trust? The police? Each other? Find out in this chilling suspenseful murder mystery that will leave you on the edge of your seat!- Kristen Hummel

Publishing Date: 10/12/2021

Written by: Cate Quinn

Read by: Katherine Fenton, Stephanie Cannon, and Jennifer Woodward

Picks of the Week-September 27

Tis’ the season for pumpkins, beautiful fall leaves, sweaters, and of course, cuddling up with a great audiobook…

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.

Klondikers:  Dawson City’s Stanley Cup Challenge and How a Nation Fell in Love with Hockey

Join a ragtag group of misfits from Dawson City as they scrap to become the 1905 Stanley Cup champions and cement hockey as Canada’s national pastime.

Note:  Get ready for the upcoming hockey season with a look back at when hockey first truly became Canada’s national pastime.  Follow along as a group of misfits from The Yukon Territory travel (for almost 25 days!) to Ottawa to take on the favored Ottawa Silver Sevens.  All against a backdrop of Canada embracing modernization as it enters the 20th century.  Sure to appeal to any fan of hockey, characters, or Canada!- Dan Totten

Publishing Date:  10/5/2021

Written by:  Tim Falconer

Read by:  Matthew Josdal

Sankofa

Girl, Woman, Other meets An American Marriage in this gripping story of a mixed-race woman who goes in search of the African father she never knew, by a prize-winning writer who “brilliantly captures the essence of a people and a place” (Nicole Dennis-Benn).

Note: When Anna’s mother dies, and with her marriage ending and her only child constantly on the move, Anna comes to meet someone through the pages of a diary long hidden – her father. Sankofa is an example of the perfect audiobook with writing and narration that complement each other beautifully. A must listen! – Jenn Eschrich

Publishing Date: 10/5/21

Written by: Chibundu Onuzo

Read by: Sara Powell

The Original Glitch

A must-listen sci-fi novel from Melanie Moyer.

Note: When a sentient AI creation escapes the deceased Dr. Kent’s lab to terrorize the world, grad student Adler must save humanity with the help of his friend Laura before it’s too late. Fans of Annalee Newitz and Becky Chambers will enjoy this heartfelt sci-fi adventure.- Sonia Brand-Fisher

Publishing Date: 10/5/21

Written by: Melanie Moyer

Read by: Emily Ellet

Picks of the Week- September 13

School is back in session and fall is just around the corner! 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.

Black Sunshine

A contemporary dark romance with a vampire twist, from the New York Times bestselling author of A Nordic King and Sins & Needles. Contains mature themes.

Note: Black Sunshine is the perfect book if you want a little bit of everything, a little contemporary, a little suspense with a little fantasy and of course vampires. As Lenore approaches her 21st birthday she doesn’t know that she’s a vampire, however, others do. Absolon, a criminal of sorts, kidnaps Lenore to help her learn the ways of being a vampire or to possibly kill her, he’s not exactly sure which. Soon she find her parents are not her real parents but actually a pair of vampire slayers who took her when she was a baby. As more and more secrets unravel for Lenore, and with her life on the line, she needs to decide who to trust. You don’t want to miss Black Sunshine by Karina Halle! – Jordan Spellman

Publishing Date: 9/21/21

Written by: Karina Halle

Read by: Sofia Willingham

Castaway Mountain: Love and Loss Among the Wastepickers of Mumbai

In a narrative instilled with superstition and magical realism, Saumya Roy crafts a modern parable exploring the consequences of urban overconsumption. A moving testament to the impact of fickle desires, Castaway Mountain reveals that when you own nothing, you know where true value lies: in family, community, and love.

Note: A tale of love, despair, poverty, and hope set in the Deonar garbage mountains of Mumbai, Castaway Mountain is a thrilling snapshot of India through the eyes of the garbage pickers who rely on these mountains for survival. The perfect book for readers of Behind the Beautiful Forevers. – Kim Budnick

Publishing Date: 09/28/2021

Written by: Saumya Roy

Read by: Jeed Saddy

The Backpacker’s Field Manual, Revised and Updated: A Comprehensive Guide to Mastering Backcountry Skills

Every traveler knows that space in a backpack is limited, so on your next trip, carry the only guide you’ll ever need—this one—and take to the great outdoors with confidence.

Note: Experienced and novice hikers alike will love Rick Curtis’s updated classic! Equipped with detailed advice on camping safety, ultralight packing, and time-tested trail strategies, travelers can adventure into the outdoors with confidence after listening to this guide. – Maddy Collins

Publishing Date: 9/28/21

Written by: Rick Curtis

Read by: Matthew Josdal

Age of Stone

Jez Cajiao presents Book 1 in the Rise of Mankind series.

Note: From the author of Brightblade comes an exciting new novel in the best Game Lit tradition, Age of Stone. – Greg Souza

Publishing Date: 9/28/2021

Written by: Jez Cajiao

Read by: Neil Hellegers

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Dangerous Magic

Monica Fairview presents Book 1 in the Mr. Darcy’s Magic series.

Note: A magical variation of Jane Austen’s beloved book Pride and Prejudice, we follow the intricate relationship between Elizabeth Bennett and Fitzwilliam Darcy filled with magic and romance. – Kristen Hummel

Publishing Date: 9/28/2021

Written by: Monica Fairview

Read by: Jennifer M. Dixon   

Picks of the Week-September 6

School is back in session and fall is just around the corner! 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.

With You Forever

Chloe Liese presents Book 4 in the Bergman Brothers series.

Note:  You won’t want to miss this fourth installment in Chloe Liese’s Bergman Brothers series! A marriage of convenience between two people who have secretly been crushing on each other……who usually avoid each other. How quick will this marriage of convenience turn into the real deal? This is a wonderful #OwnVoices story for its portrayal of autism by an autistic author. – Jannah McCowan

Publishing Date: 9/14/2021

Written by: Chloe Liese

Read by: Nelson Hobbs and C. J. Bloom

Phoenix Burning

Isabella Maldonado presents Book 2 in the Veranda Cruz series. Contains mature themes.

Note: Recipient of a starred Publisher’s Weekly review and named one of Book Riot’s Best 25 Suspense Books of 2018, Phoenix Burning brings us back into the exciting world of Detective Veranda Cruz. This series is perfect for anyone who is a fan of female sleuths. Book 3, Death Blow, releases in audio September 28! – Jenn Eschrich

Publishing Date: 9/14/21

Written by: Isabella Maldonado

Read by: Raquel Beattie

The Horde: How the Mongols Changed the World

An epic history of the Mongols as we have never seen them—not just conquerors but also city builders, diplomats, and supple economic thinkers who constructed one of the most influential empires in history.

Note: A new groundbreaking look at one of the great and misunderstood empires in civilized history.  Marie Favreau digs deep into how the Mongols not only amassed the largest conquest of land in history, but also how they brought an innovated way of governing to control this vast empire, rewarding skillful administrators and diplomats to fostered an economic order that was mobile, organized, and innovative.  This book is a great reassessment of one of the great civilizations of the middle ages. – Scott Smith

Publishing Date: 9/14/2021

Written by: Marie Favereau

Read by: Anne Flosnik

White Nights

Melissa de la Cruz presents Book 2 in the New Blue Bloods Coven series.

Note: “An unrelenting continuation of the beloved Vampires of Manhattan series by acclaimed author Melissa de la Cruz. Follow in Oliver’s pursuit of Finn Chase and Ara’s investigation into a mysterious surge and sudden disappearance of the Nephilim that leads to the remotest parts of the Scandinavian Peninsula.” – Ashley Fortier

Publishing Date: 9/21/21

Written by: Melissa de la Cruz

Read by: Chris Chambers

Picks of the Week-Aug 30

School is back in session and fall is just around the corner! 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.

Growing Out of It: Machinations Before Madness

Growing Out Of It is a story of growing up in a certain time and place when anything felt possible, even a bunch of north London lads forming a ska revival band—and becoming one of Britain’s best-loved groups.

Note: Get a head start on your excitement for Madness’s 2022 US tour with the memoir of the band’s iconic saxophonist, Lee Thompson. Before he was gliding through the air in Baggy Trousers and making us want to jump on the Night Boat to Cairo, Thompson was just a “nutty boy” from North London getting into trouble with the group of friends who would eventually form the beloved ska revival band. You will be sure to enjoy Thompson’s journey to fame, his wacky antics, and his fun-loving spirit throughout Growing Out of It: Machinations Before Madness.- Sonia Brand-Fisher

Publishing Date: 9/2/2021        

Written by: Lee Thompson and Ian Snowball, foreword by Martin Freeman

Read by: Matthew Lloyd Davies

Storytellers

Bjørn Larssen’s award-winning, Amazon #1 best selling novel is an otherworldly, emotive Icelandic saga—a story of love and loneliness, relief and suffering, hatred . . . and hope.

Note: A story within a story. Different timelines, complex characters, notes of history and culture and secrets to puzzle through- does it get any better? In his debut novel Bjørn Larssen pays tribute to the love of storytelling, a favorite pastime during long Icelandic winters, and Storytellers will keep you asking questions as Larssen brings 20th century Iceland to life. – Lindsey Wood

Publishing Date: 9/7/21

Written by: Bjørn Larssen

Read by: Graham Halstead

Reflections of a Nonpolitical Man

A classic, controversial book exploring German culture and identity by the author of Death in Venice and The Magic Mountain.

Note: A classic book from one of the twentieth century’s most well-known and influential authors. This special New York Review of Books edition contains a new introduction and two additional essays by Mann: Thoughts in Wartime (1914), and On the German Republic (1922).- Aaron Piccirillo

Publishing Date: 9/7/21

Written by: Thomas Mann

Read by: Graham Rowat

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Rizzio

From the multi-award-winning master of crime, Denise Mina delivers a radical new take on one of the darkest episodes in Scottish history—the bloody assassination of David Rizzo private secretary to Mary, Queen of Scots, in the queen’s chambers in Holyrood Palace.

Note: Denise Mina’s historical crime novella focuses on the assassination of David Rizzio, the private secretary to Mary, Queen of Scots. A thrilling, modern exploration into the depths some will descend for love and power.- Kara Stebbins

Publishing Date: 9/7/2021

Written by: Denise Mina

Read by: Katie Leung

Picks of the Week-August 23

Summer isn’t over just yet. That means there is still plenty of time for sitting poolside and beachside, road trips, and of course, audiobooks! 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.

Dervishes Don’t Dance

Kim McDougall presents Book 2 in the Valkyrie Bestiary series.

Note: Kim McDougall presents the second book in the fantastical Valkyrie Bestiary series. We continue to follow title character Kyra’s journey full of magical creatures and edge-of-your seat paranormal suspense! – Kristen Hummel

Pub Date: 8/31/2021

Written by: Kim McDougall

Read by: Hollie Jackson

Wallflower

A must-listen YA romance from the author of Adorkable.

Note: End your summer with this fun and sweet YA listen. Come along for the ride as Viola transfigures her fake relationship with the star athlete into something real. – Jannah McCowan

Pub Date: 8/31/2021

Written by: Cookie O’Gorman

Read by: Stephanie Einstein