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Picks of the Week-April 19

Well hello there, Spring! The temps are getting warmer and the birds are chirping. It’s the perfect time to start listening to a fresh new find while you go exploring or do your spring cleaning. 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 Noose of a New Moon

The author of the Midnight Smoke series presents a standalone novel.

Note: Fans of Harper’s titles will love this branch-off of the Firebrand series. With intrigue powered by werewolves, a secret society, and murders by an illegally turned shifter, The Noose of the New Moon captivates from beginning to end. -Kara Boucher

Publishing Date: 4/27/2021

Written by: Helen Harper

Read by: Shaun Grindell

Three Half Goats Gruff & Dragons Don’t Eat Meat

Kim McDougall presents the prequel and Book 1 in the Valkyrie Bestiary series.

Note: Exciting new paranormal series from author Kim McDougall filled with suspense, adventure, and magical creatures (includes bonus prequel)! -Kristen Hummel

Publishing Date: 4/27/2021

Written by: Kim McDougall

Read by: Hollie Jackson

Going to Trinidad: A Doctor, a Colorado Town, and Stories from an Unlikely Gender Crossroads

Going to Trinidad focuses on the pre- and post-surgery lives of two transgender patients who experienced very different outcomes. Through them, the author takes listeners deep into the often-mystifying world of gender, genitalia, and sexuality, and chronicles a fascinating segment of the human species that’s often misunderstood by those for whom gender remains a binary male-or-female equation.

Note: “A fascinating look at the little Colorado mining town that for decades was secretly know as the ‘sex-change capital of the world’.  This book is full of remarkable stories of both hope and disappointment and chronicles a fascinating segment of the human species that’s often misunderstood by those for whom gender remains a mostly binary male-or-female equation.” -Scott Smith

Publishing Date: 4/27/2021

Written by: Martin J. Smith

Read by: Natasha Soudek

The Right Player

From bestselling author Kandi Steiner comes a sexy, hilarious, opposites-attract sports romance set in the lively city of Chicago. Contains mature themes.

Note: Kandi is back again with another hilarious, opposites-attract contemporary sports romance. Meet Belle and Makoa, they both have a three date rule but to each of them it means something entirely different. Belle is wild, free and only looking to have a little fun in life; Makoa is a football player and a true gentleman and wants inside Belle’s heart before in her bed. Did these two meet their match and each find the right player? For fans of, Melanie Harlow and LJ Shen, you don’t want to miss The Right Player. -Jordan Spellman

Publishing Date: 4/27/2021

Written by: Kandi Steiner

Read by: Leon Nixon and Mia Madison

Picks of the Week-April 12

Well hello there, Spring! The temps are getting warmer and the birds are chirping. It’s the perfect time to start listening to a fresh new find while you go exploring or do your spring cleaning. 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.

Terminal Boredom

The first English language publication of the work of Izumi Suzuki, a legend of Japanese science fiction and a countercultural icon.

Note: A highly anticipated collection from Izumi Suzuki, a Japanese icon and science fiction legend. Suzuki explored gender issues and the dangers of attachment to technology decades ago, and her themes would be echoed in future works from Neuromancer and The Handmaid’s Tale to Black Mirror and Ex Machina. Perfect for fans of Haruki Murakami, George Saunders, and Philip K. Dick. This collection marks her English-language debut. -Aaron Piccirillo

Publishing Date: 4/20/21

Written by: Izumi Suzuki

Read by: Cindy Kay

Why Knowledge Matters: Rescuing Our Children from Failed Educational Theories

In Why Knowledge Matters, influential scholar E. D. Hirsch, Jr., addresses critical issues in contemporary education reform and shows how cherished truisms about education and child development have led to unintended and negative consequences.

Note: Why Knowledge Matters challenges traditional (and outdated) school curriculum and its negative impact on young learners. E.D. Hirsch, Jr. asserts that underdeveloped curriculums that do not keep students of disadvantaged backgrounds in mind are not supporting their full potential. This title is crucial for passioned educators looking to adopt teaching practices that are accessible to students of all backgrounds and learning differences. -Desiree Lynch

Publishing Date: 4/27/2021

Written by: E.D. Hirsch, Jr.

Read by: BJ Harrison

A Tale of Stars and Shadow

Lisa Cassidy presents Book 1 in the Tale of Stars and Shadow series.

Note: For the reader seeking a new fantasy series to sink into – look no further! Lisa Cassidy has created a world of intrigue with daring fights, redemption and magic that will be sure to entertain.-Lindsey Wood

Publishing Date: 04/27/21

Written by: Lisa Cassidy

Read by: Danielle Cohen

Picks of the Week-April 5

Well hello there, Spring! The temps are getting warmer and the birds are chirping. It’s the perfect time to start listening to a fresh new find while you go exploring or do your spring cleaning. 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.

Forgotten Peoples of the Ancient World

A chronicle of forty forgotten ancient civilizations which highlights the important contributions that each has made to modern society.

Note: Fans of The Horse, The Wheel, and Language by David W. Anthony can continue their journey through early history with Philip Matyszak’s Forgotten Peoples on the Ancient World.- Greg Souza

Publishing Date: 4/13/21

Written by: Philip Matyszak

Read by: Michael Page

The Little Princesses: The Story of the Queen’s Childhood by Her Nanny, Marion Crawford

Originally published in 1950, The Little Princesses was the first account of British Royal life inside Buckingham Palace as revealed by Marion Crawford, who served as governess to princesses Elizabeth and Margaret.

Note: Perfect for fans of The Crown!  Hear about the Queen and Princess Margaret’s childhood straight from their childhood nanny. Originally published in 1950 this was the first book to ever be published by a palace insider. This is a must listen for anyone interested in the British Royals! -Jannah McCowan  

Author: Marion Crawford

Narrator: Sophie Roberts

Pub Date: 4/13/21

Sweetness in the Blood: Race, Risk, and Type 2 Diabetes

In a rousing indictment of the idea that notions of biological race should drive scientific inquiry, Sweetness in the Blood provides an ethnographic picture of biotechnology’s framings of Type 2 diabetes risk and race and, importantly, offers a critical examination of the assumptions behind the recruitment of African American and African-descent populations for Type 2 diabetes research.

Note: Sweetness in the Blood is an eye-opening examination of diabetes as well as a criticism of ethnographically focused research. Readers will be captivated by the historical analysis of biomedical research in relation to race. -Maddy Collins

Publishing Date: 4/20/21

Written by: James Doucet-Battle

Read by:  Terrence Kidd

The Bus

Detailing a six-hour window on April 21, 1941, The Bus features eight different narrators on a bus from the Scheuern institution to the Nazi euthanasia clinic in Hadamar, Germany. Contains mature themes.

Note: Describing the hours leading up to the arrival of 41 patients to be euthanized at Nazi Germany’s Hadamar Clinic from Scheuern Institution on April, 21, 1941, The Bus is told from the point of view of six mental patients, the physician whose job it is to kill them, and the man whose job it is to burn all the corpses that come out of the gas chamber. Soothed into submission by the promise that they can shower when they arrive at Hadmar, each patient reflects on their lives before Scheuern, while, in many cases, dearly missing the family members who gave them up to the Nazis for perceived imperfections that lead them to become institutionalized and ultimately exterminated. The physician struggles to reconcile what he must do versus what he knows to be moral and the man who operates the oven harbors his own secrets. An #ownvoices story, Adam Pottle’s writing offers a terrifying glimpse into the human toll of the Holocaust. It is devastating in its truth and beautiful in its detail of the humanity of the victims who perished. -Kim Budnick

Publishing Date: 4/20/2021

Written by: Adam Pottle

Read by: Suzanne Elise Freeman & Aaron Shedlock

Picks of the Week-March 22

Well hello there, Spring! The temps are getting warmer and the birds are chirping. It’s the perfect time to start listening to a fresh new find while you go exploring or do your spring cleaning. 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.

Agatha H. and the Siege of Mechanicsburg

Phil Foglio and Kaja Foglio present Book 4 in the Girl Genius series.

Note: In book 4 of the beloved Girl Genius series, we continue to follow Agatha’s journey in an action-packed adventure! -Kristen Hummel

Written by: Phil Foglio and Kaja Foglio

Read by: Angela Dawe

Publishing Date: 3/30/2021

Bones of the Past

Drew Hayes presents Book 2 in the Villains’ Code series.

Note:  Come along with narrator Amy Landon for another exciting trip into Drew Hayes’ Villains’ Code series.  In the second book the stakes get raised, as does the drama, excitement, and tension.  Like a movie on the page, this world of super heroes and villains is sure to keep your earbuds locked in! -Dan Totten

Written by:  Drew Hayes

Read by:  Amy Landon

Publishing Date:  3/30/2021

Crown of One Hundred Kings

Rachel Higginson presents Book 1 in the Nine Kingdoms Trilogy.

Note: Tessana, once a lost princess, now on a quest to go back home to take back what’s rightfully her place as Queen of the Nine Kingdoms. Tealon, a prince who was once in love with a princess and risked everything to save her, finds her again years later. Will Tealon do anything to protect Tess again or will his main focus be for his own kingdom? You don’t want to miss this new epic fantasy by Rachel Higginson! -Jordan Spellman

Written by: Rachel Higginson

Read by: Devon Sorvari

Publishing Date: 3/30/21

Bridgerton Listen-Alikes: Swoon-Worthy Historical Romances on Audio

Have you finished binge-watching Bridgerton on Netflix and don’t know what to pick up next? We have rounded up some historical romances that are perfect for fans of Daphne and Simon’s whirlwind love story.

A Duke, the Lady, and a Baby by Vanessa Riley, narrated by Bahni Turpin

Book description:

Created by a shrewd countess, The Widow’s Grace is a secret society with a mission: to help ill-treated widows regain their status, their families, and even find true love again—or perhaps for the very first time . . .

Why it’s perfect for fans of Bridgerton:

Much like the Netflix drama, the first installment in Riley’s Rogues and Remarkable Women series features a multiracial cast of characters. Riley’s regency romance tells the story of Patience Jordan, a West Indian heiress, who falls for a wounded military hero. Listeners will find themselves charmed by this tale that proves everyone deserves a happily-ever-after.

The Surrender of Miss Fairbourne by Madeline Hunter, narrated by Alison Larkin

Book description:

As reluctant business partners, Emma Fairbourne’s defiance and Darius Alfreton’s demands make it difficult to manage one of London’s most eminent auction houses. But their passionate personalities find common ground in an unforgettable affair—until the devastating truth behind their partnership comes to light.

Why it’s perfect for fans of Bridgerton:

Bridgerton boasts a stellar cast of characters that infuse the series with humor and fun. The Surrender of Miss Fairbourne shines not only because of the relationship between the two protagonists, but also because of its enchanting secondary characters.  Hunter’s title received praise from Booklist, who gave it a starred review and complimented its “striking cast of characters,” and Library Journal who referred to the cast as “magnetic.”

The Autumn Bride by Anne Gracie, narrated by Alison Larkin

Book description:

Award-winning author Anne Gracie presents the first book in a new series about four young women on the verge of destitution—until a daring act changes their fortune and transforms each of them into a glowing bride . . .

Why it’s perfect for fans of Bridgerton:

Bridgerton stands out because of its strong female characters. The Autumn Bride also focuses on inspiring women with the Chance sisters who are determined to create a better life for themselves despite their standing in society during the regency era. Listeners will love seeing these passionate women support each other in life and in romance.

Suddenly You by Lisa Kleypas, narrated by Beverley A. Crick

Book description:

She was unmarried, untouched, and almost thirty, but novelist Amanda Briars wasn’t about to greet her next birthday without making love to a man. When he appeared at her door, she believed he was her gift to herself, hired for one night of passion. Unforgettably handsome, irresistibly virile, he tempted her in ways she never thought possible . . . but something stopped him from completely fulfilling her dream.

Why it’s perfect for fans of Bridgerton:

Admirers of the handsome and mysterious Duke of Hastings will find themselves drawn to Jack Delvin, the male lead in Kleypas’ standalone romance. Much like Simon Bassett, Jack is a tortured hero. Publishers Weekly describes him as a man who “truly shines as he struggles to overcome his dark past.”

Simply Unforgettable by Mary Balogh, narrated by Rosalyn Landor

Book description:

New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh returns to the seductive world she knows so well—Regency England—in a new novel filled with her trademark wit, sensuality, and breathtaking storytelling. 

Why it’s perfect for fans of Bridgerton:

If you loved Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton novels on audio as much as the Netflix series, this one is for you! The narrator of Quinn’s series, AudioFile Earphones Award-winner Rosalyn Landor, also narrates this spicy romance from Balogh. AudioGals’ blog praises her narration as “simply wonderful.”

Discover even more steamy historical romances:

  • The Social Tutor by Sally Britton, narrated by Rachael Beresford
  • Band Sinister by KJ Charles, narrated by Cornell Collins
  • Duke of Knight by Elizabeth Johns, narrated by Alex Wyndham
  • Notorious by Minerva Spencer, narrated by Heather Wilds
  • A Duel in Meryton by Renata McMann and Summer Hanford, narrated by Ruth Urquhart
  • The Madness of Viscount Atherbourne by Elisa Braden, narrated by Mary Sarah
  • The Elusive Miss Ellison by Carolyn Miller, narrated by Anna Parker-Naples
  • My Lady Notorious by Jo Beverley, narrated by Alison Larkin
  • Caught by Christina J. Michaels, narrated by Justine Eyre
  • Love in the Bargain by Kasey Stockton, narrated by Mary Sarah
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Rakes by Suzanne Enoch, narrated by Anne Flosnik
  • What the Duke Desires by Sabrina Jeffries, narrated by Corrie James
  • What to Do With a Duke by Sally MacKenzie, narrated by Beverley A. Crick
  • Wicked Designs by Lauren Smith, narrated by Heather Wilds
  • Guilty Pleasures by Laura Lee Guhrke, narrated by Anne Flosnik

Picks of the Week-January 18

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.

Her Deepest Fear

Kelly Utt presents Book 1 in the Rosemary Run series. Contains mature themes.

Note: For fans of Shari Lapena and Shalini Boland, this first in a series by Kelly Utt will have you on the edge of your seat to the very last ‘page’ — but don’t worry, books 2 and 3 release in February!  -Jenn Eschrich

Publishing Date: 1/19/21

Written by: Kelly Utt

Read by: Chelsea Stephens

Sonic Boom: The Impossible Rise of Warner Bros. Records, From Hendrix to Fleetwood Mac to Madonna to Prince

From journalist Peter Ames Carlin Sonic Boom captures the rollicking story of the most successful record label in the history of rock and roll, Warner Bros Records, and the remarkable secret to its meteoric rise.

Note:  Peter Ames Carlin takes you on the ride through the history of one of the most iconic record labels in American music history.  If you like music at all there is no doubt a story in here about a musician or song you love! -Dan Totten

Publishing Date:  1/19/2021

Written by:  Peter Ames Carling

Read by:  David de Vries

Playing with Fire

When a fire cuts off a popular trail in the Oregon forest, a small group trapped by the flames must find another way out—or die—in Playing with Fire, an unrelenting teen-vs-nature YA thriller by New York Times bestselling author April Henry.

Note: New York Times bestselling author April Henry is back with her latest thriller! When a wildfire breaks out in the forest, Natalia and her friends are stuck with no way out. Forced to confront her past while teaming up with strangers to stay alive, Natalia will have to take matters into her own hands. -Kelly Srubas

Publishing Date: 1/19/21

Written by: April Henry

Read by: Amy McFadden

Roots of Yoga

Roots of Yoga provides a comprehensive and immediate insight into the essential texts of the Indian traditions of yoga.

Note: Yoga as we know it has evolved from its beginnings as a diverse set of South Asian physical, mental, and spiritual disciplines to a global health industry worth over $80 billion. James Mallinson and Mark Singleton’s ROOTS OF YOGA takes you back as early as 500 BCE to examine the foundational texts and philosophies that gave rise to the development of Buddhist, Hindu, and Jaina yoga traditions. Whether you’re new to the practice or an experienced yogi, this enlightening text will enrich and deepen your connection to these ancient teachings. -Sonia Brand-Fisher

Publishing Date: 1/26/2021

Written by: James Mallinson and Mark Singleton

Read by: Julian Elfer

Not Light, but Fire ~ Audiobook Foreword

Written by Matthew R. Kay

Do you feel prepared to initiate and facilitate meaningful, productive dialogues about race in your classroom? Are you looking for practical strategies to engage with your students?

Inspired by Frederick Douglass’s abolitionist call to action, “it is not light that is needed, but fire” Matthew Kay has spent his career learning how to lead students through the most difficult race conversations. Kay not only makes the case that high school classrooms are one of the best places to have those conversations, but he also offers a method for getting them right, providing candid guidance on:

● How to recognize the difference between meaningful and inconsequential race conversations.

● How to build conversational “safe spaces,” not merely declare them.

● How to infuse race conversations with urgency and purpose.

● How to thrive in the face of unexpected challenges.

● How administrators might equip teachers to thoughtfully engage in these conversations.

Picks of the Week- October 5

Happy fall everyone! 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.

We Are All in Shock: Energy Healing for Traumatic Times

Have you tried to “snap out of it” but just can’t seem to? We Are All in Shock shows how you can move past traumas—grounded in psychology, energy medicine, and neurobiology—to reclaim your health and potential through energy healing.

Note: For many of us, whether we know it at this stage or not, COVID-19 has triggered shock as we deal with loss of those around us and the anxieties of navigating through a changed world. Stephanie Mines’ WE ARE ALL IN SHOCK helps listeners better understand what shock is and how to take steps to heal it – a book for ALL of us. -Jenn Eschrich

Publishing Date: 10/1/20

Written by: Stephanie Mines, PhD

Narrated by: Coleen Marlo

Revelations: Ancient Origins

Robert Storey presents Book 1 in the Ancient Origins series.

Note: Tomb Raider and Uncharted, but with apocalyptic stakes: check out Revelations, the first novel in the epic sci-fi adventure series by Robert Storey. -Greg Souza

Publishing Date: 10/6/2020 

Written by: Robert Storey

Narrated by: Gildart Jackson

Hard Pass

Sara Ney presents Book 1 in the Trophy Boyfriends series. Contains mature themes.

Note: USA Today Bestselling Author Sara Ney is back with a new twist on sports romance. In the first book in her new series Trophy Boyfriends series, Noah maybe a Professional baseball player but he is not the most attractive one. Can Noah get the girl to fall in love with him before she sees his face? Listen to find out!-Jannah McCowan

Publishing Date: 10/6/2020 

Written by: Sara Ney

Narrated by: Mia Madison, Alexander Cendese

Double Trouble

Gretchen Archer presents Book 9 in the Davis Way Crime Caper series.

Note: In the 9th book in this hilarious and heartwarming series, Davis Way finds herself up to her neck in trouble and Elvises.  That’s right, there’s an Elvis convention in town and as Davis tries to unravel her latest mystery there are Elvises everywhere she looks.  This one is sure to make you laugh and keep you guessing along with the colorful cast of characters.  If you like Susan M. Boyer and Jana Deleon, you have to check this one out! -Dan Totten

Publishing Date: 10/13/2020 

Written by: Gretchen Archer

Narrated by: Amber Benson

Marketing in the News–October 2020

COVID-19 still dominating headlines as lockdowns continue, advances in vaccination are made and tests and studies reveal new data about the virus. Check out these Tantor titles and inform yourself on past viruses, vaccination debates, pandemic prevention, and response, and the current COVID world.

The Viral Storm: The Dawn of a New Pandemic Age, by Nathan Wolfe, Link

Viruses, Plagues, and History: Past, Present, and Future, by Michael B. A. Oldstone Link

The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear, Seth Mnookin, Link

Economics in the Age of COVID-19, by Joshua Gans, Link


Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present, by Frank M. Snowden, Link

Epidemic: Ebola and the Global Scramble to Prevent the Next Killer Outbreak, by Reid Wilson, link

The U.S. Navy made headlines in September by releasing new evidence  on the sinking of the USS Thresher, discovering a sunken WWII era submarine, reporting Russian naval activity in the Black Sea reminiscent of Cold War Era maneuvering and introduced a shifting strategy for maintaining America’s global naval primacy. Take a deeper dive into these Naval headlines with these Tantor titles:

The Death of the USS Thresher: The Story Behind History’s Deadliest Submarine Disaster, by Norman Polmar, Link

Wahoo: The Patrols of America’s Most Famous World War II Submarine, by Richard H. O’Kane, Link

Against the Tide: Rickover’s Leadership Principles and the Rise of the Nuclear Navy, by Rear Adm. Dave Oliver, USN (Ret.), Link

Crashback: The Power Clash Between the U.S. and China in the Pacific, by Michael Fabey, link

Oceans Ventured: Winning the Cold War at Sea, by John F. Lehman, Link


Long time Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, died on 09/18/2020. Her death puts the Court, the presidential nomination and Senate confirmation hearing at the center of election focus. Take a look at the history of the Supreme Court, some biographies of current and former justices and a few of the key issues the courts could be ruling on in the upcoming session with these Tantor titles:

Scalia’s Court: A Legacy of Landmark Opinions and Dissents, by Antonin Scalia, Kevin A. Ring, Link

Injustices: The Supreme Court’s History of Comforting the Comfortable and Afflicting the Afflicted, by Ian Millhiser, Link

Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice, by Joan Biskupic, Link


The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind–and Changed the History of Free Speech in America, by Thomas Healy, Link

Packing the Court: The Rise of Judicial Power and the Coming Crisis of the Supreme Court, James MacGregor Burns, Link

A People’s History of the Supreme Court: The Men and Women Whose Cases and Decisions Have Shaped Our Constitution, by Peter Irons, Link

Clarence Thomas and the Lost Constitution, by Myron Magnet, Link

The Second Amendment: A Biography, by Michael Waldman, Link


There has been a series of new archaeological findings that has led to an uptick of interest in Viking culture, its history and its place in Western culture. Learn more about Vikings and their influence with these books:  


The Vikings: A New History, by Neil Oliver, Link

Saxons, Vikings, and Celts: The Genetic Roots of Britain and Ireland, by Bryan Sykes, Link

Medieval Maritime Warfare, by Charles D. Stanton, Link

The Vikings: A History, By Robert Ferguson, Link

Scandinavians: In Search of the Soul of the North, by Robert Ferguson, Link

The Normans: From Raiders to Kings, by Lars Brownworth, Link


Looking ahead, October is filled with historical anniversaries and is dedicated to bringing awareness and appreciation to unique issues and themes. Fill your shelves with some of these titles:

Oct. 1st, 1908 :  Henry Ford’s Model T, a “universal car” designed for the masses, went on sale for the first time. See how Ford assembled his Model T and transformed transportation in America.

I Invented the Modern Age: The Rise of Henry Ford and the Most Important Car Ever Made, by Richard Snow, Link

Oct. 4th, 1957: The Space Age begins as the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the world’s first satellite. Learn how the space race started and see how the super powers competed to control outer space:

A Ball, a Dog, and a Monkey: 1957—The Space Race Begins, by Michael D’Antonio link


Oct. 8th, 1918 – During the battle of Argonne Forest in France, during World War I, U.S. Sergeant Alvin C. York single-handedly took out a German machine-gun battalion, killing over a dozen and capturing 132. Download renowned historian Martin Gilbert’ history on World War I now:

The First World War: A Complete History, by Martin Gilbert, Link

Oct. 16th, 1793: Queen Marie Antoinette was beheaded during the Reign of Terror following the French Revolution. Learn all about this tumultuous revolution with:

The Coming of the Terror in the French Revolution, by Timothy Tackett, Link

Oct. 18, 1945 – The Nuremberg War Crimes Trial began with indictments against 24 former Nazi leaders including Hermann Göring and Albert Speer. Take a first-hand look at these trial with this title:

Letters from Nuremberg: My Father’s Narrative of a Quest for Justice, by Christopher J. Dodd, Lary Bloom, link

Oct. 27, 1787 – The first of 85 Federalist Papers appeared in print in a New York City newspaper. The essays argued for the adoption of the new U.S. Constitution. Get both points of view with these titles:

The Federalist Papers, by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay, Link

The Anti-Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Convention Debates, edited by Ralph Ketchum, Link

Oct. 28th, 1919: October 28, 1919 – Prohibition began in the U.S. with the passage of the National Prohibition (Volstead) Act by Congress. Distill the truth about America’s “noble experiment” with this title:

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

Picks of the Week-August 17

It is the “Dog Days of Summer” and what better way to cool off than with a good book. 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.


Higher Expectations: Can Colleges Teach Students What They Need to Know in the 21st Century?

In Higher Expectations, Bok identifies the hurdles to institutional change, proposes sensible reforms, and demonstrates how our colleges can help students lead more successful, productive, and meaningful lives.

Note: The former President of Harvard University tackles how colleges and universities can rethink the educational enterprise to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century in this thought-provoking examination of American higher education. -Scott Smith

Publishing date: 8/25/2020

Written by Derek Bok

Narrated by William Sarris


Healing Resistance

Activists and change agents, restorative justice practitioners, faith leaders, and anybody engaged in social progress and shifting society will find this mindful approach to nonviolent action indispensable.

Note: Following in the tradition of Martin Luther King, Kazu Haga provides an accessible guide for confronting injustice and implementing change through nonviolence. -Aaron Piccirillo

Publishing date: 8/25/2020

Written by Kazu Haga

Narrated by Tom Parks



A teen outcast must work together with new friends to keep her family and town safe from murderous Fae while also dealing with panic attacks, family issues, and a lesbian love triangle in C. M. McGuires’s kick-butt paranormal YA debut, Ironspark.

Note: Wicked Lovely meets Cruel Prince in this fun and exciting take on the Fae world! When the Court Fae start making their way back into her life after years of hiding, Bryn is forced to team up with her friends Gwen, Dom, and Jasika to survive. This thrilling and fun new take on Fae is sure to have you turning the pages! -Kelly Srubas

Publishing date: 8/25/2020

Written by C.M. McGuire

Narrated by Lori Prince


Warping Minds & Other Misdemeanors

Annette Marie presents Book 1 in the Guild Codex: Warped series.

Note: Annette Marie is back, this time teaming up with Rob Jacobsen, with a new series in the beloved Guild Codex world. Fans new and old won’t want to miss diving into this magically warped mystery! -Kara Boucher

Publishing date: 8/25/2020

Written by Annette Marie, Rob Jacobsen

Narrated by Iggy Toma