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Picks of the Week-June 20

Summer is officially here! 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!


K. K. Allen presents Book 1 in the Enchanted Gods series. Contains mature themes.

Note: Cursed is perfect for people who love a mix of romance, adventure, and fantasy in their books. Katrina is different and after tragedy hits, she is sent to live with her only family left, she learns a lot more than she bargained for. Powerful forces, mythological enchantments, and evil prophecies you do not want to miss this one!-Jordan

Publishing Date: 6/7/22            

Written by: K.K. Allen

Read by: Rose Dioro

Mystic Madness

Kim Richardson presents Book 8 in the Witches of Hollow Cove series.

Note: Author Kim Richardson introduces the 8th installment of the hilarious and charming The Witches of Hollow Cove series: Mystic Madness. This binge-worthy fantasy series has everything: romance, adventure, and is delightfully lighthearted with its comedic heroine Tessa. Mystic Madness is the perfect book to pick up for avid fans of magical, witchy hijinks!- Desiree Lynch

Publishing Date: 6/14/2022

Written by: Kim Richardson

Read by: Devon Sorvari

An Heir Comes to Rise

C. C. Peñaranda presents Book 1 in the Heir Comes to Rise series.

Note: Book 1 in this action-packed debut fantasy series is filled with sorcery, sword fights, and adventure.  – Kristen Hummel

Publishing Date: 6/21/2022 

Written by: Chloe C. Peñaranda

Read by: Elizabeth Evans

Picks of the Week-May 30

Spring has sprung! 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.

Blood and Fire:  The Unbelievable Real-Life Story of Wrestling’s Original Sheik

The captivating story of how The Sheik captured the imagination of a generation, conquered the wrestling business, and lost it all in a blaze of flame and glory.

Note:  Step into the ring with one of the most infamous and influential wrestlers of all time in this biography of The Sheik.  Modern extreme and hardcore wrestling owes almost everything to the Sheik, who initiated the bloody and wild brawling style in the ’50s and trained two of its most iconic and enduring participants, Sabu (his real-life nephew) and Rob Van Dam, but there is much more to the man behind the gimmick.  This book explores his life in ways never done before.  Even the most knowledgeable fan is in for a treat and a bucketful of new knowledge with this one!- Dan Totten

Written by:  Brian R. Solomon

Read by:  Brian R. Solomon

Publishing Date:  5/31/2022

National Park Mysteries & Disappearances: The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the country, with 12.1 million recreational visits in 2020. Aside from crowds of hikers, campers, and general tourists, there’s a dark side to the Smokies, the town of Gatlinburg and the surrounding foothills. From strange disappearances, grisly murders and bone-chilling paranormal hauntings and ghost sightings; this pristine paradise has a lot more to offer than just serene hiking trails or camping.

Note: Steve Stockton investigates the mysterious dark side to one of the country’s most visited parks. – Kristen Hummel

Publishing Date: 5/31/2022

Written by: Steve Stockton

Read by: Chris Abernathy

Picks of the Week-May 23

Spring has sprung! 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.


Ben Alderson presents Book 1 in the Darkmourn Universe series. Contains mature themes.

Note: The author of the hit Dragori series returns with another inclusive high fantasy saga beginning with The Lord of Eternal Night. – Greg

Written by: Ben Alderson

Read by: Shaun Grindell

Publishing Date: 05/17/2022

Navalny: Putin’s Nemesis, Russia’s Future?

A fascinating account of Russia’s famous dissident and the politics he embodies.

Note: This engrossing biography of Alexei Navalny offers perspective on the life, beliefs, and impact of one of Vladimir Putin’s most outspoken critics.  – Sonia Brand-Fisher

Publishing Date: 5/24/22

Author: Jan Matti Dollbaum, Morvan Lallouet, and Ben Noble

Written by: Rob Heaps

Zero to Birth: How the Human Brain Is Built

An unforgettable chronicle of one of nature’s greatest achievements, Zero to Birth describes how the brain’s incredible feat of orchestrated growth ensures that every brain is unique, and how breakthroughs at the frontiers of science are helping us to decode many traits that only reveal themselves later in life.

Note:  A groundbreaking look into how the human brain develops, from conception to old age.  Extensively research by one of the world’s leading neuroscientist but laid out in an easy to listen format, this is a must have for anyone interested in really knowing what makes the human brain so remarkable. – Scott Smith

Publishing Date: 5/24/2022

Author: W.A. Harris

Narrator: Michael page

New Nonfiction Listens for May

Read by Vance, Simon  

The Inner Game reveals the secrets of chess at the highest level, from dirty tricks behind the scenes to bugged conversations, stolen tapes and sexual intrigue, and opens up the strange inner world of the Chess Grandmasters, men of a narrow but all-consuming passion.

“A wonderful achievement… so tense, so gripping and so readable.” Stephen Fry


Read by Christine Rendel  

This Very Short Introduction describes how the key players and watershed moments in labor history shaped the state of human resource management today. Adrian Wilkinson shows how human resource management covers the relations between employees and their employers, and explores the range of HR practices, processes, and line management activities.

Read by Christopher P. Brown  

A premier historian penetrates the fog of corruption and cover-up still surrounding the murder of a Stanford University founder to establish who did it, how, and why.

“[L]ikely to be the last word on the case, including a plausible solution.…This is an instant genre classic.” ― Publishers Weekly Starred Review

Read by Xe Sands  

Amid the excitement of the early twentieth century, hundreds of young women spend their days hard at work painting watch dials with glow-in-the-dark radium paint. The painters consider themselves lucky—until they start suffering from a mysterious illness. The Radium Girls: Young Readers Edition tells the unbelievable true story of these incredible women, whose determination to fight back saved countless lives.

Read by Joe Barrett

A story ultimately without a time and ultimately without a place. This is a memoir of families across generations of peace and of war, of homes that become lost and hopes that are kept, and a belief in a future that’s better than the present.

Read by Matthew Lloyd Davies  

Ex-Commando, proud dad-of-three and bestselling author of Commando Dad: Basic Training, Neil Sinclair is back with this briefing on how to inspire and entertain your kids in the great outdoors.

Read by Michael A. Singer 

The book you need right now is finally here! From beloved spiritual teacher Michael A. Singer—author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Untethered Soul—this transformative and highly anticipated guide will be your compass on an exciting new journey toward self-realization and unconditional happiness.

Living Untethered is an invaluable guide for gaining perspective of our true nature, and helping us to show up more authentically than ever.” —Light Watkins, author of Knowing Where to Look 

Read by Adam Barr 

An overview of the state of manufacturing in America, both past and present, and how this sector and the jobs it creates in essential to the American economy.

There’s no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil. With his vast knowledge of science and energy, history and business, he brings new insights to every topic he examines.-Bill Gates

Picks of the Week-May 9

Spring has sprung! 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.

The Seeker and the Monk: Everyday Conversations with Thomas Merton

What if we truly belong to each other? What if we are all walking around shining like the sun? Mystic, monk, and activist Thomas Merton asked those questions in the twentieth century. Writer Sophfronia Scott is asking them today. In The Seeker and the Monk, Scott mines the extensive private journals of one of the most influential contemplative thinkers of the past for guidance on how to live in these fraught times.

Note: Winner of the 2021 Thomas Merton Award, The Seeker and the Monk, by Sophfronia Scott is a spiritual conversation between the unlikeliest pair. Scott, a non-Catholic Black woman, delves into the writings of the revered Trappist monk Thomas Merton and juxtaposes his contemplations against the culture milieu of the 21st century. Through Merton’s lens, Scott reflects on faith, ambition, nature, race, and prayer and invites the listener into a process of personal growth, exploration and understanding. For those who believe, like Merton said “we truly belong together” and seek a way to explain it, this is the audiobook for you.  – Nicholas Pouliot

Publishing Date: 5/10/2022

Written by: Sophfronia Scott

Read by: Kellye A. Saunders

Missing Pieces

Peter Grainger presents Book 4 in the Kings Lake Investigation series.

Note: Peter Grainger’s newest police procedural brings together all his well-loved attributes: dimensional characters, descriptive landscapes, and a thoroughly plotted mystery. This time in the form of a cold case whose answer may finally be solved with modern forensics. – Kara Stebbins

Publishing Date: 5/10/2022

Written by: Peter Grainger

Read by: Gildart Jackson

Losing It

Shelli Stevens presents Book 1 in the Bro Code series. Contains mature themes.

Note: The first book in the Bro Code series by Shelli Stevens has come to audio and you do not want to miss it! In this brother’s best friend, Kristen is trying to have a little fun before joining the real world. Enters Blake, who knows that Kristen is off-limits in anything more than a friendship so he decides to be her wingman in having a little fun. It’s the perfect match for fun with no feelings or maybe not… -Jordan

Publishing Date: 5/10/22          

Written by: Shelli Stevens

Read by: Amy Melissa Bentley

Living Untethered

The book you need right now is finally here! From beloved spiritual teacher Michael A. Singer—author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Untethered Soul—this transformative and highly anticipated guide will be your compass on an exciting new journey toward self-realization and unconditional happiness.

Note: In Living Untethered, New York Times #1 Bestselling author Michael Singer, digs deeper into the concept of the “self” previously explored in The Untethered Soul.  This audiobook, narrated by the author, will compel you to question “who are YOU?” and how can you be the best you? – Jenn Eschrich

Publishing Date: 5/10/22

Written by: Michael A. Singer

Read by: Michael A. Singer

New Fiction Listens for April

Read by: Dara Rosenberg

The Fairy Godmother Agency has been operating without a need to change for centuries—until now. Why? Because Love is dying . . . Can the agency adapt to how love works in a modern world?

Read by: Neil Hellegers

New York Times bestselling author

Cormac and Amelia take a job at a quaint Victorian mountain lodge: keep an eye on the famous psychic there to judge whether the place is haunted. Simple, right? Three problems: the blizzard that snows everyone in for the weekend, the murdered body that shows up in the morning, and the fact that everyone is sure Cormac did it.

Read by: Cody Roberts

Nationally bestselling authors

A shocking wave of mass evictions triggers a national crisis, a media meltdown—and all-out war—in this explosive new thriller from the bestselling authors of Trigger Warning.

Read by: John Lee

Andrew Myers was wrongly convicted of killing his wife by slashing her throat. Finally freed, but not exonerated, he just wants a quiet life far from where the tragedy happened. He goes to work as a forester on an isolated estate in Yorkshire. But then a killer with the same trademark starts claiming new victims, and in the same area where Andrew has moved.

Read by: Caitlin Elizabeth

“Marissa Clarke is a master at mixing sexy and mystery.” ―Jennifer L. Armentrout, New York Times bestselling author

For the last five years, bookish Claire Maddox has been living for the dying. Now that her stint as caretaker is over, she’s off to see the world. She needs quick cash first, so a temp job at Anderson Auctions seems perfect, especially with the unexpected benefits, including the hottest man she’s ever laid eyes—or hands-on.

Read by: Monica King

New York Times bestselling author

Dillon Young is proud that she inherited her aunt’s ranch. The problem: someone is trying to run her off and is willing to do whatever it takes.

Read by: Lilly Drake and Curt Bonnem

USA Today bestseller

From fan-favorite Scarlett St. Clair, the bestselling author of the Hades & Persephone series comes a new fantasy filled with danger, darkness, and insatiable romance.

Read by: Zoleka Vundla

A sweeping adventure with richly evocative historical settings, The Deep Blue Between is a moving story of the bonds that can endure even the most dramatic change.

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.

Picks of the Week-April 26

Spring has sprung! 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.

Game Wizards: The Epic Battle for Dungeons & Dragons

In Game Wizards, Jon Peterson chronicles the rise of Dungeons & Dragons from hobbyist pastime to mass-market sensation, from the initial collaboration to the later feud of its creators, Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson.

Note: Author Jon Peterson’s Game Wizards: The Epic Battle for Dungeons & Dragons delivers an essential history for anyone who has ever tossed a D20.  – Greg

Publishing Date: 4/26/2022

Written by: Jon Peterson

Read by: Chris Andrew Ciulla

Legacy in the Blood

Catherine Maiorisi presents Book 4 in the Chiara Corelli Mystery series.

Note: For fans of Gerri Hill, author Catherine Maiorisi presents book 4 in the thrilling Chiara Corelli Mystery series where detectives Chiara Corelli and P.J. Parker work together to solve a mysterious murder. – Kristen Hummel

Publishing Date: 4/26/2022

Written by: Catherine Maiorisi

Read by: Abby Craden

From Rebel To Ruler

On the centennial of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party, the definitive history of how Mao and his successors overcame incredible odds to gain and keep power.

Note: Tony Saich provides an authoritative account of the Chinese Communist Party – how it came to power, the major players involved, and where it stands one hundred years after its founding. – Aaron Piccirillo

Publishing Date: 4/26/22

Written by: Tony Saich

Read by: Nigel Patterson

The Transcendentalists and Their World

The Transcendentalists and Their World offers a fresh view of the thinkers whose outsize impact on philosophy and literature would spread from tiny Concord to all corners of the earth.

Note: The Transcendentalists and Their World is the latest installment of Robert Gross’ history of the town of Concord, Massachusetts, and is a worthy follow-up to the Bancroft Prize-winning The Minutemen and Their World. This audiobook is both historiography of this New England town and a biography of the Transcendentalist writers of the mid-1800s. Full of exacting insight The Transcendentalists and Their World seeks to explain why Concord was the epicenter of this unique form of American Individualism. Deeply researched, this audio edition is a must-have for those seeking an on the street view of an early American Renaissance. – Nick Pouliot

Publishing Date: 4/26/2022

Written by: Robert A. Gross

Read by: Paul Brion

Picks of the Week-April 18

Spring has sprung! 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.


A must-listen romance. Contains mature themes.

Note: For fans of B.B. Reid’s Broken Love series, you do not want to miss her new to audio, unorthodox, enemies to lovers story!-Jordan

Publishing Date: 4/12/22          

Written by: B.B. Reid

Read by: Jillian Macie, Jason Clarke, Teddy Hamilton & J.F. Harding

The King’s Shadow:  Obsession, Betrayal, and the Deadly Quest for the Lost City of Alexandria

HL Marsay presents Book 2 in the Chief Inspector Shadow Mystery series.

Note: Not many people have heard of Charles Masson and after listening to The King’s Shadow you’ll be left wondering why.  Follow along on his adventures as he traverses 19th-century Asia in search of Alexandria.  Thrilling from start to finish, and peppered with moments that will make you think, “I don’t believe it” if you like adventure, danger, and intrigue you must check this one out!- Dan Totten

Publishing Date:  4/12/2022

Written by:  Edmund Richardson

Read by: Julian Elfer

Your Data, Their Billions: Unraveling and Simplifying Big Tech

Your Data, Their Billions is a guidebook to everything at stake in our digital society, from Big Tech’s overreach into our daily lives to its practices that threaten our democracy. Knowledge is power—and it starts here.

Note: “A guide for any user of the internet to know what really happens with your information while online.  “Big tech” knows all your secrets and sells them to the highest bidder—this is a must-have for the everyday tech user and explains how it happens, why it matters, and how to protect yourself and your most precious commodities, your identity and privacy.” – Scott Smith

Written by: Jane S. Hoffman

Read by: Natalie Duke

Publishing Date: 4/19/2022


Logan Ryles presents Book 1 in the Reed Montgomery series.

Note: Reed Montgomery only has one hit left on his contract, but when he accepts a job close to home a quick retirement for this marine turned assassin is no longer an option. Full series coming to audio! – Jenn Eschrich

Publishing Date: 4/19/22

Written by: Logan Ryles

Read by: Gary Bennett

The Ukrainian Night: An Intimate History of Revolution

A vivid and intimate account of the Ukrainian Revolution, the rare moment when the political became the existential.

Note: This engrossing account of the Ukrainian Revolution forefronts the insights and experiences of those who lived it. Retrospectively poignant as well as inspiring, this book will move readers seeking to learn more about the history that brought us to where we are today. – Sonia Brand-Fisher

Publishing Date: 4/19/22

Written by: Marci Shore

Read by: Callie Beaulieu

Picks of the Week-March 28

Spring has sprung! 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.

Tink and Wendy

Told in three alternating perspectives—past, present, and excerpts from a book called Neverland: A History, written by Tink’s own fairy godmother—this queer adaptation is for anyone who has ever wondered if there might have been more to the story of Tinker Bell and the rest of the Peter Pan legend.

Note: Who really is Tinker Bell, and do we know her whole story? This queer reimagining of the classic, Peter Pan, brings an unexpected love triangle to life with humanity, complexity, and a little bit of magic.  – Sonia Brand-Fisher

Publishing Date: 3/29/2022

Written by: Kelly Ann Jacobson

Read by: Eleanor McCormick

The Leopard

K. V. Johansen presents Book 2 in the Gods of Caravan Road series. Contains mature themes.

Note: The winner of Italy’s prestigious Strega Prize for Fiction, this controversial novel is an essential work of 20th-century literature. – Greg Souza

Publishing Date: 03/29/2022

Written by: Giuseppe Di Lampedusa

Read by: Paul Woodson

You Can Run

Rebecca Zanetti presents Book 1 in the Laurel Snow series.

Note: A new romantic suspense series from NYT bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti, narrated by the talented veteran narrator, Amy Landon – this is a combination that can’t go wrong! – Jenn Eschrich

Publishing Date: 3/29/22

Written by: Rebecca Zanetti

Read by: Amy Landon

Taking Charge of Adult ADHD, Second Edition

From renowned ADHD researcher/clinician Russell A. Barkley, this is the book for you. Dr. Barkley takes you through the process of seeking professional help, addresses frequently asked questions about medications and other treatments, and offers a wealth of advice and tips—all science-based.

Note: Updated edition of the long-time bestseller.  A must-have for yourself or someone you know that may have, or thinks they have Adult ADHD.  Dr. Barkley offers new step-by-step strategies for overcoming challenges in specific areas, such as relationships, parenting, work, money management, and driving.  This book is the go-to for anyone looking for clinically proven advice on how to manage adult adhd.

Publishing Date:  3/29/2022

Written by: Russell A. Barkley, PhD

Read by: William Sarris

The Space Between

When it comes to conversations around politics and religion, it’s obvious we have a problem. The Space Between Us is for people who want to be part of a solution.

Note: A coming of age story, of two girls in high school that help find each other. Sarah, an unsure of herself, shy girl, who dresses in all black and doesn’t have any friends. Harper, the most popular girl in the school who takes one look at Sarah and can’t stop thinking about her. Despite the odds these two become a friendship duo until Sarah realizes that her feels might run deeper than friendship with Harper. – Jordan Spellman

Publishing Date: 3/29/22                         

Written by: Michelle L. Teichman

Read by: Abby Craden