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Picks of the Week-Sept 21

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.


Womanist Midrash: A Reintroduction To The Women Of The Torah And The Throne

Womanist Midrash is an in-depth and creative exploration of the well- and lesser-known women of the Hebrew Scriptures. Using her own translations, Gafney offers a midrashic interpretation of the biblical text that is rooted in the African American preaching tradition to tell the stories of a variety of female characters, many of whom are often overlooked and nameless.

Note: Read by the author, Rev. Wilda C. Gafney, this notable text of Black feminist theology centers and examines the marginalized women within Hebrew scriptures through the lens of the womanist tradition. -Sonia Brand-Fisher

Publishing Date: 9/29/2020

Written by: Wilda C. Gafney

Narrated by: Wilda C. Gafney


The Van Gogh Deception

Deron Hicks presents Book 1 in the Lost Art Mysteries.

Note: Deron Hicks has masterfully woven details of art history and forgery into this action-packed middle-grade mystery. A wonderful listen for the whole family to enjoy together. You will be entranced in a high stakes race to stop art thieves and piece together the true identity of the main character. -Jannah McCowan

Publishing Date: 9/29/2020

Written by: Deron Hicks

Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan


Victim Six

Gregg Olsen presents Book 1 in the Waterman and Stark series. Contains mature themes.

Note: Gregg Olsen delivers a stunning, page-turning thriller. Start the investigation with Waterman and Stark and discover what happened to victim six. -Ashley Fortier

Publishing Date: 9/29/2020

Written by: Gregg Olsen

Narrated by: Corey M. Snow



Tracy Wolff presents Book 2 in the Crave series.

Note: The much-anticipated sequel to Tracy Wolff’s blockbuster novel, Crave, picks up with Grace awakening to the past four months a blank slate in her mind. With Jaxon by her side, she tries to understand the fragmented memories coming to her while also fending for her life against those at Katmere who want her dead. You don’t want to miss this thrilling installment in the Crave series! -Kelly Srubas

Publishing Date: 9/29/2020

Written by: Tracy Wolff

Narrated by: Heather Costa & Tim Paige

Picks of the Week-Sept 14

Can you believe it’s already almost fall? We can’t, but we do believe that there are endless audiobooks still to explore. 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 Fantastic Flatulent Fart Brothers’ Big Book of Farty Facts

Do you secretly think farts are not only funny but fascinating? Then you should listen to this gas-powered encyclopedia about the windy and wacky science, history, and art of musical gas! Makes a perfect gag gift or bathroom listen.

Note: 2020 has been a stressful year for parents and children alike, so take an hour out of your day to listen to The Fantastic Flatulent Fart Brothers’ Big Book of Farty Facts with your middle-grader. You’ll both learn startling facts about the smellier parts of life and have loads of laughs! -Jenn Eschrich

Publishing Date: 9/22/2020

Written by: M.D. Whalen

Narrated by: Peter Berkrot


The Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal

An engaging conversation with our most respected public intellectual around how a global Green New Deal has the potential to save humanity and the planet.

Note: Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin make the case for transitioning to a green economy, showing that it is still possible to create a better world for future generations despite the growing threat of climate change. -Aaron Piccirillo

Publishing Date: 9/22/2020

Written by: Noam Chomsky, Robert Pollin

Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin



Terri Anne Browning presents Book 1 in the Angels Halo MC Next Gen series. Contains mature themes.

Note: What happens when a motorcycle club princess and a town sheriff get together? The perfect recipe for disaster is created! So when Lexa, daughter of the President of Angels Halo MC returns home from college for the summer and meets Ben, the local lawman, you can bet your tailpipe drama hits. Ben can’t seem to stay away from Lexa, nor does he want to, as she’s the only one that calms the storm brewing inside him. Even though he doesn’t care who she is and what she’s a part of, the feelings aren’t mutual for shy, yet fierce, Lexa. There are concerns about Ben and where his loyalties lie. With her dad running the MC they don’t need the Sheriff sniffing around their business. Will Lexa stop keeping Ben away and finally let him in? Find out in the first book in Angels Halo MC Next Gen by Terri Anne Browning. -Jordan Spellman

Publishing Date: 9/22/2020

Written by: Terri Anne Browning

Narrated by: Tina Wolstencroft & Erik Bloomquist


Shadow’s Messenger

T. A. White presents Book 1 in the Aileen Travers series

Note: New suspenseful series from author T.A White, we follow investigator Aileen Travers as she navigates the dark underworld of the paranormal and finds who her true enemies and allies are. -Kristen Hummel

Publishing Date: 9/22/2020

Written by: T. A. White

Narrated by: Natasha Soudek


Picks of the Week-Sept 7

Can you believe it’s already almost fall? We can’t, but we do believe that there are endless audiobooks still to explore. 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.

Cursed Objects: Strange but True Stories of the World’s Most Infamous Items

These strange but true stories of the world’s most infamous items will appeal to true believers as well as history buffs, horror fans, and anyone who loves a good spine-tingling tale.

Note: It’s never too early for Halloween! Get in the mood for the season by learning the spooky history of some of the most famous supposedly cursed items in history. You might have to leave the lights on, especially if there is a creepy doll around. -Dan Totten

Publishing Date: 9/15/2020

Written by: J.W. Ocker

Narrated by: Tim Campbell


Great Adaptations: Star-Nosed Moles, Electric Eels, and Other Tales of Evolution’s Mysteries Solved

In Great Adaptations, Kenneth Catania presents an entertaining and engaging look at some of nature’s most remarkable creatures.

Note: A down to earth and delightful look at some of the strange creatures that inhabit the earth and how some of their unusual traits have evolved.  -Scott Smith

Publishing Date: 9/15/2020

Written by: Kenneth Catania

Narrated by: Chris Sorensen

The Family Garden Plan

Melissa K. Norris, fifth-generation homesteader and host of the popular Pioneering Today podcast, explains how to plant a garden that will yield healthy, wholesome food throughout the year.

Note: The lessons presented here about the value of growing your own food are more timely than ever! Learn how to plan your garden space and start to follow a more sustainable lifestyle. From beginners to the more experienced gardener, this book is a great source for everyone. -Lindsey Wood

Publishing Date: 9/15/2020

Written by: Melissa K. Norris

Narrated by: Chelsea Stephens

There Goes Sunday School

There Goes Sunday School is a relevant and poignant story about two boys’ first real love in a conservative Christian community.

Note: Mike, a closeted high schooler, tries to blend in with the rest of his religious community. But when the pastor’s son discovers his secret, an unexpected romance begins. Fans of Love, Simon will love this novel! -Maddy Collins

Publishing Date: 9/15/2020

Written by: Alexander C. Eberhart

Narrated by: Joel Leslie

Picks of the Week-Sept 1

Can you believe it’s already almost fall? We can’t, but we do believe that there are endless audiobooks still to explore. 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.


Brimstone Bound

Helen Harper presents Book 1 in the Firebrand series.

Note: Vampires, werewolves, and murder. Oh my! You won’t want to miss the first installment of Helen Harper’s exciting new paranormal shifters series. This is one supernatural mystery and romance ready to be devoured. -Kara Boucher

Publishing Date: 9/3/2020

Written by: Helen Harper

Narrated by: Ruth Urquhart

Yellow Jessamine

A new horror novella by Caitlin Starling, author of The Luminous Dead, a 2019 nominee for the Bram Stoker Award for best first novel.

Note: Evelyn Perdanu, powerful heiress to a shipping dynasty, lives apart from her dying country, pushing away those who would try to get close. One of her ships carries home a mysterious plague that begins to devour Delphinium, a city already in decline. All who become ill share one strange symptom—they are obsessed with Evelyn. With everything at stake, Evelyn and her devoted assistant, Violetta, search for answers to clear her name before everything is lost. Starling’s gorgeous, gothic prose sets the scene as tension builds and horrific truths come to light. -Kim Budnick

Publishing Date: 9/5/2020

Written by: Caitlin Starling

Narrated by: Heather Wilds

Grave Beginnings

R. R. Virdi presents Book 1 in the Grave Report series.

Note: Fans of the Dresden Files need to check out Grave Beginnings by R.R. Virdi, a new voice in paranormal urban fiction with a noir twist. -Greg Souza

Publishing Date: 9/8/2020

Written by: R.R. Virdi

Narrated by: Travis Baldree

How We Vote: Innovation in American Elections

In How We Vote, Kathleen Hale and Mitchell Brown explore how election officials work, how ballots are cast and counted, and how jurisdictions try to innovate while also protecting the security of the voting process.

Note: The 2020 general election stands to be the most important in modern U.S. history and you may need a straightforward guide to the American voter system and your voting rights. With, How We Vote, you can cut through the fat of the American electoral process and get to the meat of how elections work. Learn how election officials protect voter’s rights and facilitate elections to an ever-diversifying population and how they are innovating the process to show how we will be voting in the future. Don’t go to the polls misinformed and skeptical, learn all you need to know about making your vote count with How We Vote. -Nick Pouliot

Publishing Date: 9/8/2020

Written by: Kathleen Hale and Mitchell Brown

Narrated by: Chelsea Stephens

Marketing in the News-August 2020

Pres. Trump posthumously pardons Susan B. Anthony on the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote. Celebrate the 19th Amendment and learn more about the history of women’s suffrage and voting rights with these:

100 Years of the Nineteenth Amendment: An Appraisal of Women’s Political Activism, link

Gilded Suffragists: The New York Socialites who Fought for Women’s Right to Vote, by Johanna Neuman, link

Princess of the Hither Isles: A Black Suffragist’s Story from the Jim Crow South, by Adele Logan Alexander, link

The Fight to Vote, by Michael Waldman, link


Israel and the United Arab Emirates sign a historic peace agreement laying out a blueprint for potential lasting pacification and stabilization of the region. Take a closer look at the geopolitical history and struggle for peace in the Middle East with these titles:


A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East, by David Fromkin, link

A Path to Peace: A Brief History of Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations and a Way Forward in the Middle East, by George Mitchell, Alon Sachar, link

1967: Israel, the War, and the Year That Transformed the Middle East, by Tom Segev, link

Blood Brothers: The Dramatic Story of a Palestinian Christian Working for Peace in Israel, by Elias Chacour, link

Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East, by Robin Wright, link

Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present, by Michael B. Oren, link

The Only Language They Understand: Forcing Compromise in Israel and Palestine, by Nathan Thrall, link


The Confederate flag is one of the most divisive images in United States history. 150 years after the Confederacy lost the Civil War their flag remains an item of cultural contention and still flies in today’s headlines. Learn more about how the memory of the Civil War has changed throughout our history and is still shaping the culture of America today with these titles:


After Lincoln: How the North Won the Civil War and Lost the Peace, by A. J. Langguth, link

Armies of Deliverance: A New History of the Civil War, by Elizabeth R. Varon, link

Confederate Reckoning: Power and Politics in the Civil War South, by Stephanie McCurry, link

Last of the Blue and Gray: Old Men, Stolen Glory, and the Mystery That Outlived the Civil War, by Richard A. Serrano, link

Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory, by David W. Blight, link

The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader: The “Great Truth” about the “Lost Cause”, by James W. Loewen, Edward H. Sebesta, link

As the COVID pandemic draws school openings into question, some parents are seeking out alternative forms of in person education for their kids. All over the country families are forming education or pandemic pods to supplement remote learning. Check out these education resources and review traditional and alternative options to schooling in America:


Extraordinary Parenting: The Essential Guide to Parenting and Educating at Home, by Eloise Rickman, link

The Good School: How Smart Parents Get Their Kids the Education They Deserve, by Peg Tyre, link

The School Choice Roadmap: 7 Steps to Finding the Right School for Your Child, by Andrew Campanella, link

Rewiring Education: How Technology Can Unlock Every Student’s Potential, by John D. Couch, Jason Towne, link

Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education, by Ken Robinson, Ph.D., Lou Aronica, link

Culturize: Every Student. Every Day. Whatever It Takes, by Jimmy Casas, link

In Search of Deeper Learning: The Quest to Remake the American High School, by Jal Mehta, Sarah Fine, link

Pirates have historically been constant source of intrigue, mystery, and fear. Archeologists, historians and folklorist are always discovering new shipwrecks, studying Pirates’ behaviors and lifestyles and monitoring modern pirating techniques. Discovery the history, lore and current state of pirating with these titles:


The Pirate Hunter: The True Story of Captain Kidd, by Richard Zacks, link

The Pirate World: A History of the Most Notorious Sea Robbers, by Angus Konstam, link

Pirates: A New History, from Vikings to Somali Raiders, by Peter Lehr, link

Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas by Laura Sook Duncombe, link

The Pirate Queen: Queen Elizabeth I, Her Pirate Adventurers, and the Dawn of Empire, by Susan Ronald, link

Picks of the Week-August 24

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.


Maybe a Mermaid

Josephine Cameron’s energetic and heartfelt debut raises timeless questions about truth, lies, and the hope that grows between them.

Note: Eleven-year-old Anthoni doesn’t have time, nor does she believe in the rumors about the lake mermaid. This summer she is determined to make a life long friend. But, things take a turn when she gets pulled into the town gossip. This is a wonderful book that the whole family can enjoy together! Jannah McCowan

Publishing Date: 8/25/2020

Written by: Josephine Cameron

Narrated by: Karissa Vacker



Shifty’s War: The Authorized Biography of Sergeant Darrell “Shifty” Powers, the Legendary Sharpshooter from the Band of Brothers

From D-Day to the Battle of the Bulge and more, here is the authorized biography of one of the most celebrated paratroopers of Easy Company, Sergeant Shifty Powers, the legendary sharpshooter from the Band of Brothers.

Note: History buffs will love this in-depth biography of World War II hero and expert marksman, Darrell “Shifty” Powers! Maddy Collins

Publishing Date: 8/25/2020

Written by: Marcus Brotherton

Narrated by: Graham Halstead



Second Dad Summer

Jeremiah just wants a normal summer with his dad. But his dad has moved in with his new boyfriend Michael, who serves weird organic food and is constantly nagging him. Worst of all, Michael rides a bicycle decorated to look like a unicorn. This is not the summer Jeremiah wanted. But Jeremiah soon learns that being a family comes in many surprising forms.

Note: Jerimiah has been looking forward to spending the summer with his dad, like he does each year, but he feels embarrassed by his dad’s new boyfriend.  Michael is flamboyant and rides a Uni-Cycle, a bicycle decorated like a unicorn around the neighborhood and eats weird organic foods. Jerimiah feels like his dad is disappearing into their strange group of friends and doesn’t know where he fits in anymore. Jeremiah makes a new friend, Sage, who has two mothers and he starts to feel like less of an outsider and decides to give this summer a chance, after all. This unforgettable middle-grade debut by Benjamin Klas is a heartwarming family story that highlights diversity and acceptance and celebrates our differences and the love that unites us all. Kim Budnick

Publishing Date: 8/25/2020

Written by: Benjamin Klas

Narrated by: Brian Holden



Picks of the Week- August 10

It is the “Dog Days of Summer” 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.



Erica Woods presents Book 1 in the Feral Souls Trilogy. Contains mature themes.

Note: For fans of Stacey Brutger and Jaymin Eve, this new paranormal series takes us on an exciting new adventure filled with action, adventure, and romance. -Kristen Hummel

Publishing date: 8/15/2020

Written by Erica Woods

Narrated by Isabelle Ruther and Aiden Snow


Skimmed: Breastfeeding, Race, and Injustice

In Skimmed, Andrea Freeman tells the riveting story of the Fultz quadruplets while uncovering how feeding America’s youngest citizens is awash in social, legal, and cultural inequalities.

Note: Andrea Freeman tells the story of the Fultz quadruplets and the baby formula company that exploited them for profit. Skimmed highlights the making of a modern public health crisis, the four extraordinary girls whose stories encapsulate a nationwide injustice, and how we can fight for a healthier future. -Molly Miller

Publishing date: 8/18/2020

Written by Andrea Freeman

Narrated by Randye Kaye

The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College

Hilarious, outrageous, and telling stories from students on over 100 college campuses cover the basics, and then some, including topics on college living; finding people, places, and patience; classes; dating; the party scene; and money.

Note: Ranked the #1 go-to guide for going to college, this New York Times bestseller covers everything you ever wanted to know about life on campus. From academics to social life to stress management and everything in between, The Naked Roommate has you covered. -Sonia Brand-Fisher

Publishing date: 8/18/2020

Written by Harlan Cohen

Narrated by Brian Holden


The Coma

Having been attacked on the Underground, a man wakes up in a hospital and begins to question his emergence from a coma in this dark psychological drama.

Note: If you want to be transported away take a trip into this dreamy and eerie book by the director of Ex-Machina and screenwriter of 28 Days Later. -Dan Totten

Publishing date: 8/18/2020

Written by Alex Garland

Narrated by Shaun Grindell


The Crank Palace

James Dashner presents a new novella in the Maze Runner series.

Note: In Dashner’s latest installment in the Maze Runner series, which runs concurrent to the latter part of The Death Cure, we finally get a closer look into everyone’s favorite character – Newt. -Jenn Eschrich

Publishing date: 8/25/2020

Written by James Dashner

Narrated by Mark Deakins

Picks of the Week-July 20

Summer is in full swing, which means we will be spending more time outside and will need something new to listen to of course! 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 Amazon: What Everyone Needs to Know

The Amazon: What Everyone Needs to Know® offers an engaging overview of this irreplaceable ecosystem and the challenges it faces.

Note: Is your Instagram travel board growing larger every day as travel takes a backseat to health and safety? Then take this time to learn about an amazing place. Author Mark J. Plotkin and narrator David Colacci will take you on a journey through the Amazon, where you’ll learn all about the flora, fauna, indigenous tribes, and the conservation efforts at work to save this beautiful and earth-supporting ecosystem. -Jenn Eschrich

Publishing date: 7/21/2020

Written by Mark J. Plotkin

Narrated by David Colacci


Rare Earth

Rare Earth is a gritty, science-fiction thriller and debut novel about an unconventional hero and second chances.

Note: Fans of Arthur C. Clarke will find much to love in this debut hard sci-fi novel by Kurt Allan. -Greg Souza

Publishing date:7/28/2020

Written by Kurt Allan

Narrated by Derek Shoales


Total F*cking Godhead: The Biography of Chris Cornell

The first comprehensive biography of iconic singer-songwriter Chris Cornell.

Note: The definitive biography of legendary singer-songwriter Chris Cornell.  This book thoroughly chronicles the life story and prolific output of one of the greatest and most influential singers of all time. -Scott Smith

Publishing date:7/28/2020

Written by Corbin Reiff

Narrated by Michael Butler Murray


The Toddler in Chief

In The Toddler-in-Chief, Drezner takes listeners through the different dimensions of Donald Trump’s infantile behavior, from temper tantrums to poor impulse control to the possibility that the President has had too much screen time.

Note: Daniel W. Drezner delves into the behaviors of our “Toddler-in-Chief,” documenting the myriad ways in which the president has been described, in many instances by his own allies, as infantile and immature. Along the way we see just what sort of effect this is having on American democracy, policy, and culture. -Aaron Piccirillo

Publishing date:7/28/2020

Written by Daniel W. Drezner

Narrated by Peter Berkrot


The Shadow Club

Neal Shusterman presents Book 1 in the Shadow Club series.

Note: The Shadow Club begins with innocent practical jokes, but when someone frames the club for a dangerous trick that leads to the serious injury of the school track star, the club will have to find the true perpetrator to clear their names. -Ashley Fortier

Publishing date:7/28/2020

Written by Neal Shusterman

Narrated by Brian Holden

Marketing In the News- June 2020 cont.

News from June 2020:

Led by Black Lives Matter, protests and Black rights advocacy continue all over the country.

Gain some insight into the history of the civil rights struggle in America and learn more about ongoing efforts to combat racial injustice:

Black against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party, by Joshua Bloom, Waldo E. Martin, Jr. link

The Burning: Massacre, Destruction, and the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921, by Tim Madigan link

They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South, by Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers link

Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America, by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva link

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor link

Coming of Age in Mississippi by Anne Moody link

Warriors Don’t Cry by Melba Pattillo Beals link

Race for Profit by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor link

Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Y. Davis link

Ain’t I a Woman by bell hooks link

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches, by Audre Lorde link

Good White Racist?: Confronting Your Role in Racial Injustice, by Kerry Connelly link


Ohio State Univ. Professor, Rattan Lal, PhD, is awarded the World Food Laureate for developing and mainstreaming a soil-centric approach to increasing food production.

Learn more about conservation and sustainable farming practices with these Tantor titles:

Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life, by David R. Montgomery link

Grain by Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food, by Bob Quinn, Liz Carlisle link

The One-Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming, by Masanobu Fukuoka link

Restoration Agriculture: Real-World Permaculture for Farmers, by Mark Shepard link

Gaining Ground: A Story of Farmers’ Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm, by Forrest Pritchard link


Spanish Fisherman Accidentally Discovers Medieval Virgin Mary Statue.

Learn more about Medieval Spain and with these titles:

Medieval Christianity: A New History, by Kevin Madigan Link

The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise: Muslims, Christians, and Jews under Islamic Rule in Medieval Spain, by Dario Fernandez Morera link


Letter written by Van Gogh and Paul Gaugin sells for $236K.

Deep dive into Van Gogh and Gaugin’s competitive friendship with:

Van Gogh: The Life, by Steven Naifeh, Gregory White Smith, link

Or listen to stories about other famous rivalries from the art world with:

The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art, by Sebastian Smee link


Neuroscientists may have found a way to treat depression with hallucinogenic mushrooms.

Take a trip into the world of psychedelic plants and their impact on science and culture with a few of these titles:

Healing Mushrooms: A Practical and Culinary Guide to Using Mushrooms for Whole Body Health, by Tero Isokauppila link

Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge: A Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution, by Terence McKenna link

Fungipedia: A Brief Compendium of Mushroom Lore, by Lawrence Millman link

High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary Experience in the Seventies, by Erik Davis link

True Hallucinations: Being an Account of the Author’s Extraordinary Adventures in the Devil’s Paradise, by Terence McKenna link


New study shows that an Alaskan volcanic eruption may have aided in the fall of the Roman Republic.


Find other examples of volcanic disasters with global effects with these titles:

The Last Volcano: A Man, a Romance, and the Quest to Understand Nature’s Most Magnificent Fury, by John Dvorak link

The Day the World Ended: The Mount Pelee Disaster: May 7, 1902, by  Gordon Thomas, Max Morgan-Witts link

The Year Without Summer: 1816 and the Volcano That Darkened the World and Changed History, by William K. Klingaman, Nicholas P. Klingaman link

Disaster!: A History of Earthquakes, Floods, Plagues, and Other Catastrophes, by John Withington link

Picks of the Week-March 9

March is loaded with talented authors and narrators. 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.

Hate Inc.

Part tirade, part confessional from the celebrated Rolling Stone journalist, Hate Inc. reveals that what most people think of as “the news” is, in fact, a twisted wing of the entertainment business.

Note: A perfect book to help you sort through the chaos of the 2020 election cycle and the media that covers it. For fans of Ryan Holiday’s Trust Me I’m Lying and Daniel Boorstin’s The Image. —Aaron Piccirillo

Publishing date: 03/10/2020

Written by Matt Taibbi

Narrated by Robert Fass

I Want You Gone

A must-listen psychological thriller from the author of the Dr. Pippa Durrant Mystery series.

Note: The one obituary you never want to read – is your own. A gripping new psychological thriller perfect for fans of Natalie Barelli and K.L. Slater. —Ashley Fortier

Publishing date: 03/17/2020

Written by Miranda Rijks

Narrated by Gemma Dawson

Druid Vices and Vodka

Annette Marie presents Book 6 in The Guild Codex: Spellbound series.

Note: Woven with wit and Annette Marie’s transfiguring storytelling magic, be prepared to be Spellbound once again! — Kara Boucher

Publishing date: 03/17/2020

Written by Annette Marie

Narrated by Cris Dukehart

Presidential Misconduct: From George Washington to Today

The only comprehensive study of American presidents’ misconduct and the ways in which chief executives and members of their official families have responded to the charges brought against them, this new edition is designed to serve the same purpose as the original 1974 report: to provide the historical context and metric against which the actions of the current administration may be assessed.

Note: History buffs will love this is an enthralling dive into the controversies that surrounded US Presidents of the past and present! — Desiree Lynch

Publishing date: 03/17/2020

Written by James M. Banner, Jr.

Narrated by Mike Chamberlain