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.

Lilac

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

Overwatch

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

New Fiction Listens for March

Read by: Bill Andrew Quinn

“This fierce satire is both deeply troubling and rewarding.” ―Booklist Starred Review

An uncanny literary thriller addressing the painful legacy of lynching in the US, by the author of Telephone.

Read by: Matt Godfrey

His initiation complete, Leg knew he had to prove himself worthy of the gift his totem had given him. The boy was facing a long and difficult journey to dangerous lands. Meanwhile, those with eyes set on ruling the Northern Empire were also making their move.

Read by: Cindy Kay

“Tawada expands upon the themes of language, immigration, globalization, and authenticity which underpin this slyly humorous first installment of a planned trilogy.” ―Kirkus Starred Review

A mind-expanding, cheerfully dystopian new novel by Yoko Tawada, winner of the National Book Award.

Read by: Grant Cartwright

June 1945. Hitler has triumphed, Britain is under German occupation and America cowers under the threat of nuclear attack.

Read by: Stacy Gonzalez

“Instantly compelling.” ―School Library Journal Starred Review

One girl sets out on a journey across the treacherous Arizona desert to rescue a young pilot stranded after a plane crash in this gripping story of survival, friendship, and rescue from a bestselling and award-winning author.

Read by: Amy Landon

New York Times bestselling author

Laurel Snow wouldn’t call hunting a serial killer a vacation, but with a pile of dead bodies unearthed near her Genesis Valley, Washington, hometown, she’ll take what she can get. 

Read by: Bianca Drew

“I thoroughly enjoyed this story and can’t wait to see where it goes next.” ―Archaeolibrarian

Falling asleep for almost 300 years was never part of Pennrae’s plan. Of course, when you’re a mercenary with magical abilities and defy a spellbinding prophecy . . . bad stuff happens.

Read by: Nicole Poole

Set in the universe of Rory Thorne, this new sci-fi mystery follows an unlikely duo who must discover the motive behind an unusual murder.

New Nonfiction Listens for March

Read by: Keith Sellon-Wright

“An entertaining, essential cultural history.” —Jason Zinoman, New York Times bestselling author

Age of Cage is a smart, beguiling book about the films of Nicolas Cage and the actor himself, as well as a sharp-eyed examination of the changes that have taken place in Hollywood over the course of his career.

Read by: The author

From Khristi Lauren Adams comes Unbossed, a hopeful and riveting inquiry into the lives of eight young Black women who are agitating for change and imagining a better world.

Read by: Shaun Grindell

“An impressive biography of a key figure in the development of the British Empire.”—Jeremy Black, author of War for Empire

The first biography of Charles Cornwallis in forty years—the soldier, governor, and statesman whose career covered America, India, Britain, and Ireland.

Read by: The author

Small-town girl turned reality TV star Mackenzie McKee has grown up in front of the world as part of MTV’s hit reality shows 16 & PregnantTeen Mom 3, and Teen Mom OG. In her new memoir, Mackenzie proves there is more to her than what the glaring spotlight of fame has shown.

Read by: Brigid Lohrey

With humor and honesty, Girls on Film looks at the good, the bad, and the unfairly written women in film. A celebration of the power of cinema and the hidden messages within media and culture, this collection of personal essays explores the women who inspired and confused a young film enthusiast.

Read by: Eric Jason Martin

“Readers will be cooking with gas thanks to this fiery and insightful work.” —Publishers Weekly Starred Review

The obsessive mastermind behind one of the decade’s bestselling cookbooks returns with the definitive English-language guide to the science and technique of cooking in a wok.

Read by: Eva Wilhelm

“At once a love letter and a call to action, Overdue dispels mythology and demands a better future.” —Esquire Online

Pushing against hundreds of years of stereotypes, romanticization, and discomfort with a call to reckoning, Overdue will change the way you think about libraries forever.

Read by: Lisa Reneé Pitts

“Meticulous research and lively anecdotes combine to provide a powerful volume of social history.” —Kirkus Starred Review

A young listener’s edition of Candacy Taylor’s acclaimed book about the history of the Green Book, the guide for Black travelers.

Picks of the Week-March 21

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.

Luckenbooth

Luckenbooth is a bold, haunting, and dazzlingly unique tale about the stories and secrets we leave behind—and the places that hold them long after we are gone.

Note: Past and present collide in this British literary chiller. Luckenbooth is a haunted tale of a cursed building and its eccentric, vibrant residents.- Kara Stebbins

Publishing Date: 3/22/2022

Written by: Jenni Fagan

Read by: Fiona McNeill, Cathleen McCarron, David McCallion, and Jeff Harding

The Trial of Julian Assange

The shocking story of the legal persecution of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and the dangerous implications for the whistleblowers of the future.

Note: Through the example of Julian Assange, Nils Melzer reveals the complicated ways in which unchecked power can grow, and shows how even the most democratic nations are sometimes just a hair’s length away from tyranny and censorship. – Aaron Piccirillo

Publishing Date: 3/22/22

Written by: Nils Melzer

Read by: Gareth Richards

Cricket

Willow Hadley presents Book 1 in the Cricket Kendall series. Contains mature themes.

Note: New in town and looking for guidance, Cricket Kendall is hoping for an exciting new start. Under the care of her aunt Aurora, Cricket makes her debut at Emery Ridge as a senior and witch-in-training. Navigating her new environment and discovering power, Cricket must also face her growing feelings for a particular werewolf pack in town. Follow along with Willow Hadley’s exciting paranormal romance series Cricket Kendall. – Desiree Lynch

Publishing Date: 3/22/2022

Written by: Willow Hadley

Read by: Monica King and Chris Chambers

Picks of the Week-March 14

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.

In My Dreams I Hold  Knife 

Told in racing dual timelines, with a dark campus setting and a darker look at friendship, love, obsession, and ambition, In My Dreams I Hold A Knife is an addictive, propulsive story.

Note: For fans of The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl, author Ashley Winstead presents a psychological thriller that will leave you on the edge of your seat! – Kristen Hummel

Publishing Date: 3/8/2022

Written by: Ashley Winstead

Read by: Vanessa Johansson

Sex Ed for Grown-Ups

Sex Ed for Grown-Ups is an open and honest guide that empowers adults to talk to young people about all things sex and relationships.

Note: Talking to children and teens about sex is notoriously tough. Author Jonny Hunt turns an awkward conversation into an accessible and ongoing dialogue for kids of all ages. Sex Ed for Grown-Ups will help adults talk to the young people in their lives openly and honestly about sex and sexuality. – Kim Budnick

Publishing Date: 03/15/2022

Written by: Jonny Hunt

Read by: Chris Sorensen

The Trees: A Novel

An uncanny literary thriller addressing the painful legacy of lynching in the US, by the author of Telephone.

Note: Recently longlisted for a PEN/Faulkner award Percival Everett’s new novel The Trees is a masterful blend of literary trope and moral commentary. A murder mystery that begins in a small town in Mississippi eventually leads to a national reckoning that examines the history of lynching in America. Fast-paced and witty Everett’s success is presenting humor alongside horror and addressing the legacy of violence and racism in the Old South. The Trees is an audiobook that is instantly listenable and will have a long-lasting impact. – Nick Pouliot

Publishing Date: 03/15/2022

Written by: Percival Everett

Read by: Bill Andrew Quinn

New Fiction Listens for February

Read by: Paul Boehmer

12,090 AD. It is a dark time for the world. Humanity is just crawling out from under three hundred years of domination by the race of vampires known as the Nobility.

Read by: Hollie Jackson and Mason Lloyd

New York Times bestselling author

Ruby Dixon presents four Ice Planet Barbarian novellas.

Read by: Amanda Ronconi

It’s a new year in Winterspell . . . and a new mystery.

I’ve always wanted to meet a mermaid, but when I finally get my chance on New Year’s Eve, the circumstances are far darker than I’d imagined.

Read by: Roxelana Waters

USA Today bestselling author

Mika Ito combines her two favorite things in life—textile design and live-action role-playing (LARP)—by creating costumes for her fellow Magic Battledome gamers. Lately, someone’s been assaulting LARPers and stealing their costumes.

Read by: Abby Craden

A beautiful friends-to-lovers lesbian romance about taking risks and figuring out that sometimes the perfect person has been right in front of you all along.

Read by: Tina Wolstencroft and Cody Roberts

“A bittersweet symphony of heartbreak and self-awareness.” —Erin Hahn, author of You’d Be Mine and More Than Maybe

Ashley Schumacher’s Full Flight is about how first love shapes us—even after it’s gone.

Read by: Rachel L. Jacobs

New York Times bestselling author

Secondhand store owner Sarah Grayson and her inquisitive rescue cat, Elvis, will need to close the book on a killer in the newest installment of the Second Chance Cat Mystery series.

Read by: Mari

Welcome back to Kismet Cove as these star-crossed lovers fight to secure their destinies while confronting the issues in their personal lives that threaten to keep them apart forever.