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New Fiction Listens for December

Read by: Gildart Jackson

National bestselling series

Alex Verus must keep his friends close—and his enemies closer—in the epic conclusion to the bestselling urban fantasy series about a London-based mage.

Read by: Mason Lloyd and Felicity Munroe

New York Times bestselling author

Crulden the Ruiner is the name of a fierce gladiator who’s broken the rules . . . and broken anyone that approaches. It’s my name.

Read by: Stephanie Rose and Nelson Hobbs

From the New York Times bestselling author of Forever My Girl: The Motion Picture, Heidi McLaughlin delivers a contemporary romance that will leave you dancing in the end zone!

Read by: Amy Landon

New York Times bestselling author

When Ella is mysteriously attacked on her way home from a party, her entire life changes as she finds herself at the center of an attempted murder investigation.

Read by: David Shih

“Stellar . . . a flawless blend of police procedural and fair-play detection.” —Publishers Weekly Starred Review

Detective Galileo, Keigo Higashino’s best-loved character from The Devotion of Suspect X, returns in Silent Parade, a complex and challenging mystery—several murders, decades apart, with no solid evidence.

Read by: Tatiana Sokolov

USA Today bestselling author

Charlene Hartnady presents the much-awaited sequel to the bestselling Chosen by the Vampire Kings.

Read by: Joe Hempel

Fists, fangs, and fury. It’s all a matter of balance when Jimmy Black, Charlotte’s Vampire Master of the City, is tasked with discovering why a mostly bloodless, decapitated body shows up in a dumpster. 

Read by: Rachel Woods

New York Times bestselling author

Finally out of rehab and desperate for a fresh start, Wyatt rejoins his mega-platinum rock band Shaken Dirty as they prepare for their world tour. But Wyatt’s demons are never far behind, always nipping at his heels for one. More. Fix.

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-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-August 16

Summer isn’t over just yet. That means there is still plenty of time for sitting pool 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 some of their top picks for you.

A Brief History of Motion

From the bestselling author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses, an eye-opening road trip through 5,500 years of humans on the go, revealing how transportation inevitably shapes civilization.

Note: Not just for automotive or transportation enthusiasts! As Standage has previously done with food and communication, here he uses the seemingly specific topic of motion to expose a larger history of society including how we respond to change.  – Jenn Eschrich

Publishing Date: 8/17/21

Written by: Tom Standage

Read by: Liam Gerrard

Murder in Canaryville

Murder in Canaryville sheds light on the cold-case murder of John Hughes, the son of a Chicago Outfit member suspected of pulling the trigger, and the efforts of a determined detective to unravel a cover-up.

Note:  True crime fans have a gem on their hands this month.  Listen to Shawn Compton narrate the story of Chicago detective James Sherlock unraveling a long covered-up murder with connections to the Chicago Outfit, corrupt police, and the city government.  Full of twists and turns, this book brings a once well-known, but long forgotten investigation, back to life.- Dan Totten

Publishing Date:  8/24/2021

Written by:  Jeff Coen

Read by:  Shawn Compton

The Sweetest Surrender

Stephanie Nicole Norris presents Book 8 in the Falling For A Rose series. Contains mature themes.

Note: The swoon-worthy next installment in Stephanie Nicole Norris’s Falling for A Rose series. A perfect end of summer read for one last heat wave. – Ashley Fortier

Publishing Date: 8/24/2021

Written by: Stephanie Nicole Norris

Read by: Leon Nixon and Mari

Altered State

Tom Lowe presents Book 3 in the Elizabeth Monroe series.

Note: In the third book in his Elizabeth Monroe series, author Tom Lowe presents a mystery that is unlike other cases the forensic psychology professor Elizabeth Monroe has consulted on before. Here she must examine the subconscious mind to unearth a killer with a troublingly criminal mind. – Lindsey Wood

Publishing Date: 8/31/21

Written by: Tom Lowe

Read by: Eliza Foss

Picks of the Week- August 9

Summer isn’t over just yet. That means there is still plenty of time for sitting pool 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 some of their top picks for you.

About Tomorrow…

A must-listen second chance romance from #1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines. Contains mature themes.

Note: Abbi Glines is back with a touching contemporary romance just in time for the end of summer. About Tomorrow… is a second chance romance that brings together Sailor and Creed, who remember their shared New England summers and seek to heal from the memories that haunt them. – Kara Stebbins

Publishing Date: 8/10/2021

Written by: Abbi Glines

Read by: Jillian Macie

Wheel of the Year: Living the Magical Life

Wheel of the Year takes you on a month-by-month journey of discovery through seasonal aspects of Paganism practiced both in recent and ancient times.

Note: Bring the magic of the seasons into your homespace with Wheel of the Year! This classic book, now in audio for the first time, details how to make each trip around the sun an opportunity to connect with the natural world through Pagan practices, ancient lore, and meaningful personal ritual. – Sonia Brand-Fisher

Publishing Date: 8/17/2021

Written by: Pauline Campanelli

Read by: Leslie Howard

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Screams From the Void

A new space horror from the author of Shut Up. Contains mature themes.

Note: A perfect storm of sci-fi, space opera, and horror, SCREAMS FROM THE VOID builds tension as Raina and the crew of the Demeter fight for survival against an alien creature…and each other. – Kim Budnick

Publishing Date: 08/17/2021

Written by: Anne Tibbets

Read by: Amy McFadden

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The Pursuit of Love

Nancy Mitford presents Book 1 in the Radlett and Montdore Trilogy.

Note: The Pursuit of Love is the first book Nancy Mitford’s enduring Radlett and Montdore trilogy and  the basis for the new Amazon Prime series starring Lily James. Considered a classic this comedy follows the story of Linda Radlett as she falls in and out of love in aristocratic England in the 1930’s and 40’s. For fans of romance among the gentry, this is the start of the series for you.- Nick Pouliot

Publishing Date: 08/17/2021

Written by: Nancy Mitford

Read by: Bessie Carter

Picks of the Week-July 19

Summer is here! That means plenty of hours sitting pool 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 some of their top picks for you.

The Doctor Wore Petticoats: Women Physicians of the Old West

Despite the dire need for medical help, it seemed most trappers, miners, and emigrants would rather suffer and die than be treated by a female doctor. With a determination and strength of spirit that resonates even today, the incredible women profiled in The Doctor Wore Petticoats are sure to inspire.

Note: If you were ever a fan of “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman,” then this book is just for you! Chris Enss highlights the real stories of early women physicians in the Old West who fought against prejudice and hardships to be taken seriously in their professions, and as women overall. — Lindsey Wood

Publishing Date: 7/27/21

Written by: Chris Enss

Read by: Janet Metzger

Whisper

Tal Bauer presents a must-listen political thriller novel. Contains mature themes.

Note: The author of The Murder Between Us and Hush, has another thriller/suspense story coming to audio. Set in the early 2000’s, right after 9/11, Kris is a member of the CIA team set to finding and stopping Osama Bin Laden. After failing, he is brought to the ground in Afghanistan, where he meets Special Forces Sergeant David Haddad. When a botched mission rips David from Kris’s life, Kris’s world starts to fall apart and for David when he finally dose come home, he’s someone entirely different. You don’t want to miss, Whisper, a political thriller by Tal Bauer.- Jordan Spellman

Publishing Date: 7/27/21

Written by: Tal Bauer

Read by: John Solo

A History of Evangelism in North America

A History of Evangelism in North America guides listeners on a tour through circuit riders and tent meetings to campus evangelism and online ministries.

Note: Editor Thomas Johnson has pulled together the voices of respected leaders and passionate scholars of evangelism in A History of Evangelism in North America. This single volume history is perfect those seeking a clear vision of the guiding principles and methodologies of prominent American evangelistic ministers. From the circuit rider ministries of the early republic to the camp meetings of the 19th century that sparked the 2nd Great Awakening and the Abolition movement to Billy Graham and a new generation of evangelist in the 21st century, A History of Evangelism in North America is a foundational text for those who study Christian history and the church in North America. – Nick Pouliot

Publishing Date: Jul 27, 2021

Written by: Edited by Thomas Johnson

Read by: Christopher Grove