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Picks of the Week-January 11

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

Catalog of the Unexplained

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

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

Publishing Date: 1/8/21

Written by: Leanna Greenaway and Beleta Greenaway

Read by: Rachael Beresford

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

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

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

Publishing Date: 01/12/21

Written by: Jennifer Jewell

Read by: Cindy Kay

Our Livable World

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

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

Publishing Date: 1/12/21

Written by: Marc Schaus

Read by: Matthew Boston

Grave Measures

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

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

Publishing Date: 1/19/2021

Written by: R.R. Virdi

Read by: Travis Baldree

Picks of the Week- January 4

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

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

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

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

Publishing Date: 1/5/2021

Written by: Kondwani Fidel

Read by: JD Jackson

The Intellectual Lives of Children

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

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

Publishing Date: 1/5/2021

Written by: Susan Engel

Read by: Randye Kaye

The Boundless Sea: A Human History of the Oceans

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

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

Publishing Date: 01/05/2021

Written by: David Abulafia

Read by : Nigel Patterson

Adventures on the Wine Route

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

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

Publishing Date: 1/5/2021

Written by: Kermit Lynch

Read by: David de Vries

Picks of the Week-Dec 21

The holiday season is here! Let’s celebrate with discovering new audiobooks. We understand that at times it could be a challenge narrowing down your next listen, but don’t worry. Our acquirers have selected some of their top picks for you.

Olive Bright, Pigeoneer

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

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

Publishing Date: 12/29/2020

Written by: Stephanie Graves

Read by: Rachel Beresford

Caged Magic

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

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

Publishing Date: 12/29/2020

Written by: Sadie Jacks

Read by: Heather Costa, Jeffrey Kafer

The Secret Lives of Church Ladies

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

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

Publishing Date: 12/29/2020

Written by: Deesha Philyaw

Read by: Janina Edwards

Stella Diaz Has Something to Say

Angela Dominguez presents Book 1 in the Stella Diaz series.

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

Publishing Date: 12/29/2020

Written by: Angela Dominguez

Read by: Kyla García

Picks of the Week- Dec 14

The holiday season is here! Let’s celebrate with discovering new audiobooks. We understand that at times it could be a challenge narrowing down your next listen, but don’t worry. Our acquirers have selected some of their top picks for you.

Snow in August

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

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

Publishing Date: 12/17/2020

Written by: Pete Hamill

Read by: Steven Jay Cohen

Make Your Case

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

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

Publishing Date: 12/17/20

Written by: Tanya Acker

Read by: Mia Ellis

Nothing Good Happens After Midnight: A Suspense Magazine Anthology

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

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

Publishing Date: 12/22/20

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

Read by: Matt Godfrey and Emily Sutton-Smith

The Old Magic of Christmas

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

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

Publishing Date: 12/22/20

Written By: Linda Raedisch

Read by: Chloe Cannon

Picks of the Week-Dec 7

The holiday season is here! Let’s celebrate with discovering new audiobooks. We understand that at times it could be a challenge narrowing down your next listen, but don’t worry. Our acquirers have selected some of their top picks for you.

CivCEO

Andrew Karevik presents Book 1 in the Accidental Champion series.

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

Publishing Date: 12/17/2020

Written by: Andrew Karevik

Read by: Neil Hellegers

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

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

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

Publishing Date: 12/15/2020

Written by: Donald A. Barr

Read by: Jonathan Yen

Macho Time

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

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

Publishing Date: 12/15/2020

Written by: Christian Giudice

Read by: Timothy Andrés Pabon      

The Darke Toad

Angie Sage presents Book 1.5 in the Septimus Heap series.

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

Publishing Date: 12/17/20

Written by: Angie Sage

Read by: Gerard Doyle

Marketing in the News- November 2020

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

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

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

Honeybee Democracy, by Thomas D. Seeley, link

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

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


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

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

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

The Shortest History of Europe, by John Hirst, link

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

William and Harry, by Katie Nicholl, link

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

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


December Awareness Month and Historical Anniversaries:

AIDS Awareness Month

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

National Write A Business Plan Month

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

Spiritual Literacy Month

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

Wildlife Conservation Day (Dec. 4th)

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

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

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

Bill of Rights Day (Dec. 15th)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Picks of the Week-October 12

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.

Thinking Like a Lawyer: A Framework for Teaching Critical Thinking to All Students

In Thinking Like a Lawyer, the founder of thinkLaw uses his unique experience to introduce a wide variety of concrete instructional strategies and examples that teachers can use in all grade levels and subject areas.

Note: In the current education climate Thinking Like a Lawyer is the essential critical thinking guide for parents and teachers alike. Colin Seale’s experience as both a lawyer and educator has helped him develop a framework of instructional plans that apply across a spectrum of subjects and grade levels and establish a foundation for teaching students HOW to think not WHAT to think. Either at home or in the classroom this easy-to-follow guide will help you start and maintain an innovative and effective lesson plan that will promote an interest in learning and have your students and children thinking like lawyers. -Nicholas Pouliot

Publishing Date: 10/13/2020

Written by: Colin Seale

Narrated by: Bill Andrew Quinn

Forever Across the Marsh

This book explores humorous questions like “Why do boats break down at the worst times?” and “What is a mosquito’s purpose in life?” It also explores serious questions like “Can I feel the presence of others near me?” and “What is our purpose in life?”

Note: Jeff Pearson’s debut book follows down-on-his-luck Melvin Scott navigating through life and his attempts to bounce back on his feet. With a touch of comedic chaos, alongside the compelling voices of Sean Crisden and Joe Hempel, Forever Across the Marsh envelopes you in an exciting tale of perilous adventure! -Desiree Lynch

Publishing Date: 10/20/2020

Written by: Jeff Pearson

Narrated by: Sean Crisden and Joe Hempel

All at Sea

An enthralling, opposites-attract lesbian romance about what lies beneath.

Note: “What’s worse than waking up with a massive hangover and in yesterday’s dress? How about waking up far from shore, on what was supposed to be a deserted yacht? Stevie doesn’t think life could get much worse until she runs into the yacht’s captain. Kaz is stubborn and on a mission, she has to save the planet at all costs, and she can’t turn around for the stowaway’s new job. In Kaz eye’s, nuclear waste in the ocean trumps anything and everything, Stevie will just have to wait. You don’t want to miss, Cheyenne Blue’s new book, All At Sea. -Jordan Spellman

Publishing Date: 10/20/20

Written by: Cheyenne Blue

Narrated by: Shiloh Grey

Killer Queen

Julie Mulhern presents Book 11 in the Country Club Murders series.

Blurb: Book 11 in the beloved Country Club Murders series, we follow Ellison Russell as she tries to solve another mysterious murder. For fans of Victoria Thompson and Krista Davis, this thrilling series will leave you on the edge of your seat! -Kristen Hummel

Publishing Date: 10/20/2020

Written by: Julie Mulhern

Narrated by: Callie Beaulieu

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

 

Crush

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

 

Salvation

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