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Picks of the Week-January 11

Happy New Year! It is the month of resolutions, and we hope one of them is to listen to more audiobooks! We understand that at times it could be a challenge narrowing down your next listen, so we had our acquirers narrow down some of their top picks for you.

Catalog of the Unexplained

Explore the mesmerizing depths of the esoteric and unexplainable with this outstanding A to Z reference guide.

Note: An exploration of some of the biggest topics in the paranormal and the occult, with over 400 entries. If you’re interested in the hidden and the mysterious, this book is for you. -Aaron Piccirillo

Publishing Date: 1/8/21

Written by: Leanna Greenaway and Beleta Greenaway

Read by: Rachael Beresford

The Earth in Her Hands: 75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants

In this beautiful and empowering book, Jennifer Jewell—host of public radio’s award-winning program and podcast Cultivating Place—introduces seventy-five inspiring women.

Note: Even if you aren’t familiar with the world of plants, prepare to be inspired by this collection highlighting the work of talented women! Author Jennifer Jewell profiles 75 women from around the world, from professional experts to home gardeners who simply love plants, showcasing how many different ways there are to forge a path and find fulfillment while celebrating the natural world. -Lindsey Wood

Publishing Date: 01/12/21

Written by: Jennifer Jewell

Read by: Cindy Kay

Our Livable World

A vital journey to the frontlines of our fight against climate change and the bold scientific and technological innovations that will revolutionize our world.

Note: In Schaus’s newest book, he takes us with him to the fight against climate change and the technological innovations that will transform our world today. It is said that if we do not make the changes we need to make, in a few years, there will be no reversing the damages made to our world. Marc talks about the newest green technology such as solar energy, smart highways, indoor vertical farms, and many more to help bring in a sustainable way of living. Containing interviews with different innovators and their thoughts on new technologies as well as their picture of a cleaner world for our future. For fans of Elizabeth Kolbert’s Field Notes from a Catastrophe, then you don’t want to miss, Our Livable World by Marc Schaus. -Jordan Spellman

Publishing Date: 1/12/21

Written by: Marc Schaus

Read by: Matthew Boston

Grave Measures

R. R. Virdi presents Book 2 in the Grave Report series.

Note: R.R. Virdi is back with another body-hopping paranormal mystery: Grave Measures, a 2016 Dragon Awards finalist. -Greg Souza

Publishing Date: 1/19/2021

Written by: R.R. Virdi

Read by: Travis Baldree

Picks of the Week- January 4

Happy New Year! It is the month of resolutions, and we hope one of them is to listen to more audiobooks! We understand that at times it could be a challenge narrowing down your next listen, so we had our acquirers narrow down some of their top picks for you.

The Antiracist: How to Start the Conversation about Race and Take Action

The Antiracist is an explosive indictment on injustice, highlighted by Kondwani Fidel, a rising young literary talent, who offers a glimpse into not only the survival required of one born in a city like Baltimore, but how we can move forward to tackle violent murders, police brutality, and poverty.

Note: Civil rights activist, an accomplished poet, and musician Kondwani Fidel present The Antiracist to readers to take accountability and open the discussion of present-day racism. Fidel, having been witness to racial injustice in marginalized communities, inspires his audience to put aside neutrality and take on the active responsibility of being an antiracist. With positive endorsement and review from Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist, Fidel’s book is a must-read to welcome the new year. – Desiree Lynch

Publishing Date: 1/5/2021

Written by: Kondwani Fidel

Read by: JD Jackson

The Intellectual Lives of Children

In The Intellectual Lives of Children, Susan Engel offers listeners a scientifically based approach that will encourage children’s intellectual growth and set them on the path of inquiry, invention, and ideas.

Note: “A groundbreaking look at the science behind how children observe their world, explain new phenomena and solve problems, parents and teachers will be better equipped to guide the next generation to become perceptive and insightful thinkers”- Scott Smith

Publishing Date: 1/5/2021

Written by: Susan Engel

Read by: Randye Kaye

The Boundless Sea: A Human History of the Oceans

From the beginning of history to the present, a sweep of the world’s oceans and seas and how they have shaped the course of civilization.

Note: David Abulafia’s opus oceanic history is a tribute to the spirit of exploration and human determination. The Boundless Sea is the perfect mixture of storytelling and scholarship centering the High Seas as an integral part of global history. It connects pirates and sailors, mapmakers, and merchants to the distant coasts and remote islands of legend and lore.  A true world history and great accomplishment, The Boundless Sea is sure to satisfy your need for academics and adventure. -Nick Pouliot

Publishing Date: 01/05/2021

Written by: David Abulafia

Read by : Nigel Patterson

Adventures on the Wine Route

Full of vivid portraits of French vintners, memorable evocations of the French countryside, and, of course, vibrant descriptions of French wines, this new edition of Adventures on the Wine Route updates a modern classic for our times.

Note: Well-known wine importer and winner of the James Beard Foundation’s Wine Professional of the Year award, Kermit Lynch takes us on an intimate journey through some of the best wine cellars of France. -Kristen Hummel

Publishing Date: 1/5/2021

Written by: Kermit Lynch

Read by: David de Vries

Picks of the Week-Dec 21

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.

Olive Bright, Pigeoneer

Set in a charming British village during World War II, Stephanie Graves’s new charming historical mystery introduces Olive Bright, a spirited young pigeon fancier who finds herself at the heart of a baffling murder.

Note:  A historical whodunnit set in a charming English village during the middle of World War II.  Olive Bright is our sharp and resourceful heroine who must get to the bottom of a murder while training pigeons for the war effort on the sly.  This one will appeal to anyone in search of a classic mystery in the style of Agatha Christie sprinkled with a bit of espionage and romance.-  Dan Totten

Publishing Date: 12/29/2020

Written by: Stephanie Graves

Read by: Rachel Beresford

Caged Magic

Sadie Jacks presents Book 1 in the Iron Serpent Chronicles. Contains mature themes.

Note: Heroine Kiema Feuer’s gift of healing magic is also the cause of her imprisonment – overwhelmed by the subjugation of her parents’ selfish will, Kiema is desperate to escape. Author Sadie Jacks presents to readers Caged Magic, an exciting start to the enchanting paranormal romance series Iron Serpent Chronicles. -Desiree Lynch

Publishing Date: 12/29/2020

Written by: Sadie Jacks

Read by: Heather Costa, Jeffrey Kafer

The Secret Lives of Church Ladies

The Secret Lives of Church Ladies explores the raw and tender places where Black women and girls dare to follow their desires and pursue a momentary reprieve from being good.

Note: The Secret Lives of Church Ladies features stories from four generations of Black women and girls caught between who they want to be and how they are supposed to behave. Community expectations and the double standards of the church leave their own needs and desires at odds with each other. Deesha Philyaw beautifully captures the vulnerability and strength of their struggles to push themselves to boldly follow their hearts and live their own lives, if only to live for a moment. -Kim Budnick

Publishing Date: 12/29/2020

Written by: Deesha Philyaw

Read by: Janina Edwards

Stella Diaz Has Something to Say

Angela Dominguez presents Book 1 in the Stella Diaz series.

Note: A fun and entertaining listen to introduce kids to a new culture. Award-winning picture book author and illustrator Angela Dominguez tells a story based on her experience growing up Mexican-American in her first middle-grade novel. You can even learn some simple Spanish vocabulary while enjoying Stella’s story of overcoming her fear of speaking in front of the class. -Jannah McCowan

Publishing Date: 12/29/2020

Written by: Angela Dominguez

Read by: Kyla García

Picks of the Week- Dec 14

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.

Snow in August

Brooklyn, 1947. The war veterans have come home. Jackie Robinson is about to become a Dodger. And in one close-knit working-class neighborhood, an eleven-year-old Irish Catholic boy named Michael Devlin has just made friends with a lonely rabbi from Prague. Snow in August is the story of that unlikely friendship—and of how the neighborhood reacts to it.

Note: From the legendary pen of Pete Hamill comes a tale of Old New York. Set in the turbulent times of post-World War II Brooklyn, Snow in August tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a Jewish Rabbi and a young Irish Catholic boy and their travails navigating the cultural and social prejudices of the day. A timely title from a timeless voice, Snow in August is steeped in memory and mysticism, miracles, and morals. A perfect modern fable for listeners seeking a glimpse into a city that once was. -Nick Pouliot

Publishing Date: 12/17/2020

Written by: Pete Hamill

Read by: Steven Jay Cohen

Make Your Case

Tanya Acker, costar of the nationally syndicated and Emmy-nominated show Hot Bench, demystifies civil litigation and lays out an expert’s guide to legal proceedings inside the courtroom and out, giving listeners professional insider information they need to find their win in a lawsuit.

Note: From the Emmy-nominated show Hot Bench, Tanya Acker, lays it all out for you; explaining civil litigation with common lawsuits, straightforward facts and insights on what in it like in a courtroom. Thinking about going to court? Tanya’s, tell you how it is attitude, will give readers her professional insight in the courtroom and how maybe the best course of action would be not to go to court. If you want to find your win, then you don’t want to miss, Tanya Acker’s new book Make Your Case. -Jordan Spellman

Publishing Date: 12/17/20

Written by: Tanya Acker

Read by: Mia Ellis

Nothing Good Happens After Midnight: A Suspense Magazine Anthology

Teaming up with New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver, Suspense Magazine offers up a nail-biting anthology titled: Nothing Good Happens After Midnight. This thrilling collection consists of thirteen original short stories representing the genres of suspense/thriller, mystery, sci-fi/fantasy, and more.

Note: Sample the best that the suspense genre has to offer with these thirteen stories of the scary, eerie, and not-so-pleasant things that happen after midnight. -Jenn Eschrich

Publishing Date: 12/22/20

Written by: Edited by Jeffery Deaver with stories by Jeffery Deaver, Joseph Badal, Linwood Barclay, Rhys Bowen, Heather Graham, Alan Jacobsen, Paul Kemprecos, Shannon Kirk, Jon Land, John Lescroart, D.P. Lyle, Kevin O’Brien, Hank Phillippi Ryan

Read by: Matt Godfrey and Emily Sutton-Smith

The Old Magic of Christmas

Not so very long ago, Yuletide was as much a chilling season of ghosts and witches as it was a festival of goodwill. In The Old Magic of Christmas, you’ll rub elbows with veiled spirits, learn the true perils of elves, and discover a bestiary of enchanted creatures.

Note: Curl up by the fire with a blanket and hot cocoa, and settle in to enjoy this exploration of the old magic of the holiday season. If you ever wanted to know more about the history of Yule and how Christmas traditions evolved around the world, this is the guide for you! -Lindsey Wood

Publishing Date: 12/22/20

Written By: Linda Raedisch

Read by: Chloe Cannon

Picks of the Week-Dec 7

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.

CivCEO

Andrew Karevik presents Book 1 in the Accidental Champion series.

Note: Fan of Civilization games?  GameLit meets Sid Meier in CivCEO, the first book in a new series by genre veteran Andrew Karevik.-Greg Souza

Publishing Date: 12/17/2020

Written by: Andrew Karevik

Read by: Neil Hellegers

Health Disparities in the United States: Social Class, Race, Ethnicity, and the Social Determinants of Health: Third Edition

In this revised edition of Health Disparities in the United States, Donald A. Barr provides extensive new data about the ways low socioeconomic status, race, and ethnicity interact to create and perpetuate health disparities.

Note: The coronavirus pandemic has starkly revealed the health disparities within the American healthcare system. Physician and sociologist, Donald A. Barr, uses new data to analyze how socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, and geography continue to affect how patients are evaluated, treated, and cared for. This timely third edition of HEALTH DISPARITIES IN THE UNITED STATES serves to illuminate the significance of these factors and advocate for more equitable policy reform. -Sonia Brand-Fisher

Publishing Date: 12/15/2020

Written by: Donald A. Barr

Read by: Jonathan Yen

Macho Time

Macho Time is the first biography of Hector Camacho Sr., who lived a life as fast as his fists flew in the ring.

Note: In this biography of famous boxer Hector Camacho Sr., we learn of the epic rise and tragic end to one of the greatest fighters of all time. -Kristen Hummel

Publishing Date: 12/15/2020

Written by: Christian Giudice

Read by: Timothy Andrés Pabon      

The Darke Toad

Angie Sage presents Book 1.5 in the Septimus Heap series.

Note: Fans who can’t get enough of the Septimus Heap series are in for a welcome surprise. Follow Marcia Overstand and Septimus Heap to Port Witch Coven on Hallowseeth for a night of Darke mischief. -Ashley Fortier

Publishing Date: 12/17/20

Written by: Angie Sage

Read by: Gerard Doyle

Marketing in the News- November 2020

November was a buzz with insect news and discoveries read about how the Insect of the year was named; invasive species spread across America; researchers connect climate change to insect behavior and scientists make headway in the fight against Malaria. Here are some titles that focus on Insects and their role in the natural world:

Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon’s Army and Other Diabolical Insects, By: Amy Stewart; link

The Sting of the Wild, by Justin O. Schmidt; link

Honeybee Democracy, by Thomas D. Seeley, link

Mosquito: The Story of Man’s Deadliest Foe, by Michael D’Antonio, Andrew Spielman, link

Nature Underfoot: Living with Beetles, Crabgrass, Fruit Flies, and Other Tiny Life Around Us, by John Hainze, link


Geopolitical tensions are on the rise in Europe as Brexit looms, COVID cases continue to rise, the E.U. struggles as Poland considers Polexit and Hungary plays hardball with the budget vote. There have been protests to migration policies and practices and France’s growing civil unrest highlight a region in distress. Learn more about Modern Europe and its global influence with these Tantor titles:

 EuroTragedy: A Drama in Nine Acts, by Ashoka Mody, link

Schaum’s Outline of Modern European History, by Birdsall S. Viault, link

The Shortest History of Europe, by John Hirst, link

The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age, by James Kirchick, link

Europe Since 1989: A History, by Philipp Ther, link

Fractured Continent: Europe’s Crises and the Fate of the West, by William Drozdiak, link


As World Water Week comes to an end this key building block of life becomes the focus of governing policies, scientific research, climate change and agricultural demands. Learn more about the science and influence of water with one of these:

The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water, by Charles Fishman, link

Water for Any Farm: Applying Restoration Agriculture Water Management Methods on Your Farm, by Mark Shepard, link

The Fourth Phase of Water: Beyond Solid, Liquid, and Vapor, by Gerald H. Pollack, link

Your Body’s Many Cries For Water, by F. Batmanghelidj, M.D., link

Elixir: A History of Water and Humankind, by Brian Fagan, link


With Netflix’s release of the newest season of “The Crown”, the Royal Family is once again drawn into the spotlight as they become the focus of global speculation, rumor and gossip. Learn more about the House of Windsor with these royal titles: 

King Charles: The Man, The Monarch, and The Future of Britain, by Robert Jobson, link

Matriarch: Queen Mary and the House of Windsor, by Anne Edwards, link

Royal Sisters: Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret, by Anne Edwards, link

William and Harry, by Katie Nicholl, link

 The Making of a Royal Romance: William, Kate, and Harry–A Look Behind the Palace Walls, by Katie Nicholl, link

 The Queen Mother: The Untold Story of Elizabeth Bowes Lyon, Who Became Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, by Lady Colin Campbell, link


December Awareness Month and Historical Anniversaries:

AIDS Awareness Month

We Are All the Same: A Boy’s Courage and a Mother’s Love, By: Jim Wooten, link

National Write A Business Plan Month

Creating a Business Plan For Dummies, by Veechi Curtis, link

Spiritual Literacy Month

How to be Spiritual Without Being Religious, by D. Patrick Miller, link

Wildlife Conservation Day (Dec. 4th)

The Father of American Conservation: George Bird Grinnell Adventurer, Activist, and Author, by Thom Hatch, link

Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day (Dec. 8th)

Back from the Future: A Celebration of the Greatest Time Travel Story Ever Told, By: Brad Gilmore, link

Bill of Rights Day (Dec. 15th)

The Bill of Rights: The Fight to Secure America’s Liberties, by Carol Berkin, link

December 1, 1955 – The birth of the modern American civil rights movement occurred as Rosa Parks was arrested in Montgomery, Alabama, for refusing to give up her seat to a white man and move to the back section of a municipal bus.

Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965, by Juan Williams, link

December 5, 1933 – The 18th Amendment (Prohibition Amendment) to the U.S. Constitution was repealed. For nearly 14 years, since January 29, 1920, it had outlawed the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages in the U.S.

Prohibition: A Very Short Introduction, by W. J. Rorabaugh, link

December 7, 1941 – The U.S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, was attacked by nearly 200 Japanese aircraft in a raid that lasted just over one hour and left nearly 3,000 Americans dead.

Pearl Harbor: FDR Leads the Nation into War, by Steven M. Gillon, link

December 14, 1799 – George Washington died at Mount Vernon.

The Ascent of George Washington: The Hidden Political Genius of an American Icon, by John Ferling, link

December 16, 1773 – The Boston Tea Party occurred as colonial activists disguised as Mohawk Indians boarded British ships anchored in Boston Harbor and dumped 342 containers of expensive tea into the water.

Defiance of the Patriots: The Boston Tea Party and the Making of America, by Benjamin L. Carp, link

December 20, 1606 – The Virginia Company expedition to America began as three small ships departed London under the command of Captain Christopher Newport. In May of 1607, the royally chartered company established the first permanent English settlement in America at Jamestown (Virginia).

Savage Kingdom: The True Story of Jamestown, 1607, and the Settlement of America, by Benjamin Woolley, link

December 24, 1814 – The Treaty of Ghent between America and Britain was signed, officially ending the War of 1812.

Union 1812: The Americans Who Fought the Second War of Independence, by A. J. Langguth, link

December 25, 1066 – William the Conqueror was crowned King of England after he had invaded England from France, defeated and killed King Harold at the Battle of Hastings, then marched on London

A Needle in the Right Hand of God: The Norman Conquest of 1066 and the Making and Meaning of the Bayeux Tapestry, by R. Howard Bloch, link

December 31, 1879 – Thomas Edison provided the first public demonstration of his electric incandescent lamp at his laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey.

Empires of Light: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Electrify the World, by Jill Jonnes, link

Picks of the Week-Nov. 30

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 Vow

Dannika Dark presents Book 1 in the Black Arrowhead series.

Note: Dannika Dark returns to the shifter realm with another genre defining novel. Complete with intrigue and romance, The Vow weaves a mesmerizing fantasy.

Publising Date: 12/1/2021

Written by: Dannika Dark

Read by: Nicole Poole

The Best: How Elite Athletes Are Made

Get inside the minds of elite sportsmen and women and discover what it takes to be the best. This is the story of superhuman performance and the playbook for the superstars of tomorrow.

Note: “Discover how the best athletes develop the extraordinary skills and muscle memory that allow them to perform remarkable acts without consciously thinking about them.  This cutting edge book is for anyone who wants to know what it takes to be the best.”

Publishing Date: 12/01/2020

Written by: Tim Wigmore and Mark Williams

Read by: Stuart Nurse

Roaring

Lindsey Duga, author of Glow of the Fireflies, presents her latest novel.

Note: For fans of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s From Blood and Ash and The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White comes a new and exciting story of special agent Colt Clemmons and his rare ability to hear a siren’s voice. With siren’s having disappeared from the world many years ago Colt never had the chance to use his ability, but that all changes one night when Colt hears a siren’s call.

Publishing Date: 12/8/20

Written by: Lindsey Duga

Read by: Charlie Thurston, Rachel L. Jacobs

The Shadow Commander

In this engaging account, historian Arash Azizi examines the life of commander Qassem Soleimani. Ultimately, Azizi uses the story of this one important figure to make sense of the global ambitions of Iran, a country whose actions are much talked about but seldom understood.

Note: Historian Arash Azizi examines the life of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani, one of the most powerful men in Iran until his assassination in January 2020 by drone strike. Azizi examines Soleimani’s relationships within Iran, as well as his international influence. Along the way, we get rare insights to Iran’s global ambitions.

Publishing Date: 12/15/20

Written by: Arash Azizi

Read by: Eric Jason Martin

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

Picks of the Week-Nov. 16

The holiday season is upon us! 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 Saints of Salvation

With refreshing determination and hopeful grit, humanity activates a bold endgame against an alien invasion in the finale of a series heralded as “a modern classic” (Stephen Baxter) from “one of the finest writers the genre has produced” (Gareth L. Powell).

Note: “The highly anticipate conclusion to Hamilton’s Salvation trilogy is a thrilling ride his fans have been waiting for. Hamilton’s vision of the future of humanity is frightening and yet still offers a glimmer of hope that banding together can bring about an outcome we all can hope for. Hamilton continues to show that when it comes to science fiction, no one can match his ability to create characters that are real and easy to relate to.” -Ron Formica

Publishing Date: 11/17/2020

Written by: Peter F. Hamilton

Read by: John Lee

Maiden Leap

CM Harris presents a must-listen contemporary romance novel. Contains mature themes.

Note: Kate is happy in her quiet life as a wife and mother, isn’t she? She begins to question everything when her first love, her former high school girlfriend, Lucy, returns to town after graduating a famed gay conversion therapy program. Having lived her whole life under Maiden Leap, a bluff shrouded in mystery and lore, Kate struggles to reconcile her past and present and to break free from her own guilt and the expectations of those around her. Beautifully woven with themes of loss and triumph, CM Harris, shines a light on the of tragedy of love, the secrets we all keep, and the yearning to becoming who you are. -Kim Budnick

Publishing Date: 11/17/2020

Written by: CM Harris

Read by: Melissa Moran

The Bright and Breaking Sea

Chloe Neill presents Book 1 in the Kit Brightling series

Note:  We all need adventures wherever we can find them right now – let Chloe Neill take you away to an adventure of magic and pirates on the high seas with book 1 in the new Kit Brightling series.  Kit Brightling is one of the few female captains of the Queen’s Fleet and she has been given a most important rescue mission deep in pirate held territory.  Filled with daring, danger, and wit, this is one you need to check out. -Dan Totten

Publishing Date:  11/17/2020

Written by:  Chloe Neill

Read by:  Danielle Cohen

Acceptable Risk

Lynette Eason presents Book 2 in the Danger Never Sleeps series.

Note: A perilous rescue mission imbued with mystery, suspense, and romance. Both poignant and heart-stopping, Acceptable Risk draws you into a world of intrigue that remains even as the story draws to a close. -Kara Boucher

Publishing Date: 11/17/2020

Written by: Lynette Eason

Read by: Callie Beaulieu

Picks of the Week-Nov. 9

The holiday season is upon us! 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.

How to Save the World for Free

How to Save the World for Free will galvanize you to think and live differently, covering all key areas of our lives, from food and travel to politics and sex.

Note: Climate change is a daunting topic, but with Natalie Fee’s handbook, you can find easy ways to reduce your carbon footprint! She explores ways to live green in all facets of our lives, as well as the bigger issues to combating global warming.-Maddy Collins

Publishing Date: 11/10/20

Written by: Natalie Fee

Read by: Shiromi Arserio

The God Who Sees: Immigrants, the Bible, and the Journey to Belong

In The God Who Sees, immigration advocate Karen González recounts her family’s migration from the instability of Guatemala to making a new life in Los Angeles and the suburbs of south Florida. In the midst of language barriers, cultural misunderstandings, and the tremendous pressure to assimilate, González encounters Christ through a campus ministry program and begins to follow him.

Note: In this timely book author Karen Gonzalez weaves together her family’s immigration story with similar narratives of biblical characters to draw a Christian focus on today’s immigration policies. Iin today’s America, where immigration is a hotly contested topic, Gonzalez’s voice comes through with a clear Christian message and critical approach to policy that invites the reader to discover a God that is focused and concerned with immigrants and their struggle to belong. -Nick Pouliot

Publishing Date: 11/10/2020

Written by: Karen Gonzalez

Read by: Joana Garcia

The Fossil Hunter

A story worthy of Dickens, The Fossil Hunter chronicles the life of a young girl who became a world-renowned paleontologist.

Note: Mary Anning is credited for laying the foundation for the theory of evolution, yet her work has not received the same attention as other historically distinguished scientists. Author Shelley Emling changes that in her account of the paleontologist’s life, exploring how Anning hunted for fossils as a young girl to support her family and ended making discoveries that would change the paleontology field forever. -Lindsey Wood

Publishing Date: 11/10/20

Written by : Shelley Emling

Read by: Rachael Beresford

The Ghost of a Memory

Bobbi Holmes and Anna J. McIntyre present Book 25 in the Haunting Danielle series.

Note: Welcome back to Marlow House in the newest installment of the Haunting Danielle series! Join Dani and Walt as they encounter the newest ghosts inhabiting their house—Halloween may be over, but that doesn’t mean the haunts are! -Kelly Srubas

Publishing Date: 11/10/20

Written by: Anna J. McIntrye & Bobbi Holmes

Read by: Romy Nordlinger