Tag Archives: Best Books

Picks of the Week-June 1

Summer is right around the corner! 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.

Valkyrie: The Women of the Viking World

Drawing on the latest historical and archaeological evidence, Valkyrie introduces listeners to the dramatic and fascinating texts recorded in medieval Iceland, a culture able to imagine women in all kinds of roles carrying power, not just in this world, but pulling the strings in the other-world, too.

Note: Anyone who’s ever been intrigued by mythology will enjoy Friðriksdóttir’s exploration of the Valkyries. The author also peels away the layers of myth and legend to paint a realistic picture of what daily live would have looked like for Viking women, from birth until death. –Lindsey Wood

Publishing Date: 6/1/21

Written by: Jóhanna Katrín Friðriksdóttir

Read by: Ann Richardson

Son of a Milkman: My Crazy Life with Tesla

Tesla’s Brian Wheat lifts the lid on living the rock ‘n’ roll life while struggling with anxiety, depression, and other issues seldom discussed by musicians.

Note: A deeply fascinating memoir from the bassist and co-founder of the rock band Tesla, Brian Wheat takes listeners through the ups and downs of the rock and roll lifestyle, and reveals the hidden mental health struggles he faced while playing in front of thousands and collaborating with some of the biggest names in the music industry. -Scott Smith

Publishing Date: 6/1/2021

Written by: Brian Wheat, with Chris Epting

Read by: Brian Wheat

A Place to Bury Strangers

Mark Dawson presents Book 2 in the Atticus Priest series.

Note: Atticus Priest, my new favorite anti-hero, returns to lend his skills to the local police while also taking on his own case as a private investigator, but maybe the cases aren’t as separate as they first appear.  Perfect for fans of Lee Child and David Baldacci. -Jenn Eschrich

Publishing Date: 6/1/21

Written by: Mark Dawson

Read by: Simon Vance

Lunar Bound

Emerson Knight and McKenzie Hunter present Book 4 in the Sky Brooks World: Ethan series.

Note: Time to get a second dose of Lunar Marked, but this time from Ethan’s perspective. With additional content, this story will give fans of the Sky Brooks series even more to love.- Kara Stebbins

Publishing Date: 6/8/2021

Written by: McKenzie Hunter & Emerson Knight

Read by: James Patrick Cronin

Picks of the Week-March 8

Spring is just around the corner and we are so excited for the warmer temps! It’s the perfect time to start listening to a fresh new find. 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 Haunting

A dark family secret prompts a ghost to wreak havoc in this spooky novel in the spirit of Mary Downing Hahn.

Note: In this spooky middle-grade story, a 12-year-old orphan gets adopted and swept off to a haunted manor in London. Emily becomes fast friends with Kat, unaware she is a ghost! Join Emily as she uncovers the mysteries surrounding Kat, her new family, and the weird incidents that keep almost killing her! -Jannah McCowan

Publishing Date: 3/2/21

Written by: Lindsey Duga

Read by: Piper Goodeve

Roxanne

Peter Grainger presents Book 3 in the Kings Lake Investigation series.

Note: Peter Grainger is an author all murder mystery and police procedural readers should know. While a work of fiction, the realistic storyline of ROXANNE will thrill Grainger fans new and old. -Kara Boucher

Publishing Date: 3/2/2021

Written by: Peter Grainger

Read by: Gildart Jackson

Where Dogs Go To LIVE!

This book focuses on the stories of the senior dogs that have been taken in by Michele and Jeff through Monkey’s House, a dog hospice and sanctuary. Share in their journeys, laugh at their crazy antics, and shed a few tears while witnessing miracles of transformation.

Note: We’ve all heard the stories of sick and/or senior dogs abandoned or surrendered to shelters by their owners. To animal lovers, it’s a story that forms a knot in the stomach as we think about our own beloved pets, but Jeff and Michelle Allen chose to do something about it. In the last 5 years, they have opened up their home and hearts to over 100 dogs with terminal diagnoses or hard-to-adopt disabilities, and, in WHERE DOGS GO TO LIVE!, Jeff shares the stories of 37 of these dogs – not just the stories of where they came from, but how they thrived when given a second chance. The dogs who cross paths with Jeff, Michele, and their team are shown true love and then guided over the rainbow bridge as a member of a real family. Before you press play, make sure to have tissues handy – you’re sure to shed happy and sad tears listening to this inspiring story. -Jenn Eschrich

Publishing Date: 3/9/21

Written by: Jeff Allen with Michele Allen, Foreword by Larissa Wohl

Read by: Barry Abrams

Attack of the Not-So-Virtual Monsters

Kim Harrington presents Book 1 in the Gamer Squad series.

Note: “Equal parts action and adventure, your child won’t want to stop listening with a thrilling narration from Amy Melissa Bentley. Catching virtual monsters is Bex’s favorite hobby, but when those monsters find their way into the real world, she’ll have to enlist the help of her best friend Charlie before they become monster lunch.” -Ashley Fortier

Publishing Date: 3/16/2021

Written by: Kim Harrington

Read by: Amy Melissa Bentley

Picks of the Week-March 1

Spring is just around the corner and we are so excited for the warmer temps! It’s the perfect time to start listening to a fresh new find. 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.

Covet

The third book in the smash-hit Crave series will not disappoint—full of shocking twists, high-stakes romance, and deep fantasy lore, it’ll be a must-have for die-hard series fans and new audiences alike.

Note: The highly anticipated third installment in the Crave series is finally here! On top of her love life being a mess, Grace has to juggle winning over The Circle and an arrest warrant out for her and Hudson. You don’t want to miss what comes next. -Kelly Srubas

Publishing Date: 3/2/21

Written by: Tracy Wolff

Read by: Heather Costa & Tim Paige

Fast Funny Women

In Fast Funny Women, you’ll find everything you want from thoughtful essays in a short, delicious form.

Note: In Fast Funny Women, Gina Barreca has brought together seventy-five internationally celebrated women, including Jane Smiley, Dawn Lundy Martin, Susan Shapiro, and “Judge Judy” Sheindlin, with each contributing their own hilarious and insightful essay. This collection of flash nonfiction essays is sure to delight! -Kim Budnick

Publishing Date: 3/2/2021

Written by: Gina Barreca

Read by: Allyson Johnson & Cindy Kay

George Washington’s Final Battle: The Epic Struggle to Build a Capital City and a Nation

In George Washington’s Final Battle, Robert P. Watson brings this tale to life, telling how the country’s first president tirelessly advocated for a capital on the shores of the Potomac.

Note: In George Washington’s Final Battle, author Robert Watson examines an often-overlooked achievement in George Washington’s long political career. Hear the full story of how he used all his political savvy and influence to help establish, plan, and design the city that would be seat of the federal government and a reflection of the American identity. For anyone seeking new insight into the founding era or a story to the origin of the national capital George Washington’s Final Battle is the right title.  –  Nick Pouliot

Publishing Date: 03/02/2021

Written by: Robert P. Watson

Read by: Peter Lerman

Silicon Values

In Silicon Values, leading campaigner Jillian York looks at how our rights have become increasingly undermined by the major corporations’ desire to harvest our personal data and turn it into profit. She also looks at how governments have used the same technology to monitor citizens and threatened our ability to communicate.

Note: We hoped that the Internet would be a great leveling field. A place where everyone’s voice was heard equally without the continued distortion of corporate and political gatekeepers. On the surface, it still might seem that way, but underneath, as Jillian C. York shows, it’s anything but. For fans of The Social Dilemma and The Age of Surveillance Capitalism. -Aaron Piccirillo

Publishing Date: 3/2/21

Written by: Jillian York

Read by: Megan Tusing

Marketing in the News-January 2021

COVID-19 still dominating the News cycles as vaccinations are rolled out, new variants of the virus are discovered and lockdown continues. Check out these Tantor titles and learn more about the Healthcare system, the debate over vaccinations and the newest techniques in medicine:

Cells Are the New Cure: The Cutting-Edge Medical Breakthroughs That Are Transforming Our Health, by Robin L. Smith, MD, Max Gomez, PhD link

Still Not Safe: Patient Safety and the Middle-Managing of American Medicine, by Robert L. Wears, Kathleen M. Sutcliffe link

Anti-vaxxers: How to Challenge a Misinformed Movement, by Jonathan M. Berman link

Microbes: The Life-Changing Story of Germs, by Phillip K. Peterson link

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


Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States on January 20th.  Learn more about Pres. Biden, his Vice Pres. Kamala Harris and the office of the presidency with these titles:

The Book of Joe: The Life, Wit, and (Sometimes Accidental) Wisdom of Joe Biden, by Jeff Wilser link

Joe Biden: Our 46th President, by Beatrice Gormley link (publishes 03/23)

Breakthrough: The Making of America’s First Woman President, by Nancy L. Cohen link

Under This Roof: The White House and the Presidency–21 Presidents, 21 Rooms, 21 Inside Stories, by Paul Brandus, link

U.S. Presidents For Dummies: 2nd Edition, by Marcus A. Stadelmann


The elusive Bigfoot made appearances last month prompting the first ever Bigfoot hunting season in the U.S. Learn everything you need to about Sasquatch from these Tantor titles:

The Essential Guide to Bigfoot, by Ken Gerhard link

Beyond The Fray: Bigfoot, by Shannon LeGro, G. Michael Hopf link

The One Who Runs and Hides: A True Story, by Chris Merola link

Monsters Among Us: An Exploration of Otherworldly Bigfoots, Wolfmen, Portals, Phantoms, and Odd Phenomena, by Linda S. Godfrey link

 Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science, by Jeff Meldrum link


Wolves have always had a connection to the Americanwilderness and their resurgence in recent years are still the center of legislation and debate. Learn more about Wolves and the effort to reintroduce them in the west.

In the Temple of Wolves: A Winter’s Immersion in Wild Yellowstone, By Rick Lamplugh link

A Wolf Called Romeo, by Nick Jans, link

Decade of the Wolf, Revised and Updated: Returning The Wild To Yellowstone, by Douglas Smith, Gary Ferguson, link

How the Dog Became the Dog: From Wolves to Our Best Friends, by Mark Derr, link

The Wolf in the Parlor: The Eternal Connection Between Humans and Dogs, by Jon Franklin, link

Wolf Nation: The Life, Death, and Return of Wild American Wolves, by Brenda Peterson, link


New studies reveal interesting facts of plant behavior, discoveries of new plant species and techniques for growing and their influences on humans. Learn more fascinating Plant facts with these books:

Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants, Updated and Expanded, by Douglas W. Tallamy link

Brilliant Green: The Surprising History and Science of Plant Intelligence, by Stefano Mancuso, Alessandra Viola link

The Secret Teachings of Plants: The Intelligence of the Heart in the Direct Perception of Nature, Stephen Harrod Buhner link

The Nature of Plants: An Introduction to How Plants Work, by Craig N. Huegel, link

Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln’s Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities, by Amy Stewart, link

Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape, by Jill Jonnes link


Looking Ahead to February check these Awareness Days and Historical Anniversaries:

February 1st: National Texas Day

Lone Star: A History Of Texas And The Texans, by T. R. Fehrenbach link

February 6th: National Chop Sticks Day

Chop Suey: A Cultural History of Chinese Food in the United States, by Andrew Coe

February 8th: National Iowa Day

The Conservative Heartland: A Political History of the Postwar American Midwest, Narrated by Mike Chamberlain, Teri Schnaubelt link

February 9th: National Pizza Day

Slice Harvester: A Memoir in Pizza, by Colin Atrophy Hagendorf link

 February 18TH: National Drink Wine Day

The Dirty Guide to Wine: Following Flavor from Ground to Glass, by Alice Feiring link

February 26th: National Read a Fairy Tale Day

Timeless Tales of Beatrix Potter: Peter Rabbit and Friends, by Beatrix Potter link

This Month in History:

February 2, 1848 – The war between the U.S. and Mexico ended with the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent, by Robert W. Merry link

February 6, 1952 – King George VI of England died. Upon his death, his daughter Princess Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Young Elizabeth: The Making of the Queen, by Kate Williams link

February 14, 1929 – The St. Valentine’s Day massacre occurred in Chicago as seven members of the Bugs Moran gang were gunned down by five of Al Capone’s mobsters posing as police.

Al Capone’s Beer Wars: A Complete History of Organized Crime in Chicago during Prohibition, by John J. Binder link

February 20, 1962 – Astronaut John Glenn became the first American launched into orbit.

The Last American Hero: The Remarkable Life of John Glenn, by Alice L. George link

February 24, 1867 – The House of Representatives voted to impeach President Andrew Johnson.

Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln’s Legacy, by David O. Stewart link

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

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- 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

Picks of the Week- Nov. 23

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.

The Omni-Americans: Some Alternatives to the Folklore of White Supremacy

Rediscover the “most important book on black-white relationships” in America in this special fiftieth anniversary edition.

Note: This 50th-anniversary edition of Albert Murray’s thought-provoking THE OMNI-AMERICANS is as timely now as it was upon its initial release. In his pointed debut work that would come to define his legacy, Murray uses history, language, and jazz to argue how the currents of Black experience run deep through American culture and ideologies. -Sonia Brand-Fisher

Publishing Date: 11/24/2020

Written by: Albert Murray

Read by: Mirron Willis

I Escaped from Auschwitz

I Escaped from Auschwitz is a close-up look at the horror faced by the Jewish people in Auschwitz and across Europe during World War II. This newly edited translation of Vrba’s memoir will leave listeners reeling at the terrors faced by those during the Holocaust.

Note: The true story of Rudolf Vrba, an Auschwitz prisoner who escaped the concentration camp and lived to tell the tale. In 1944 Vrba and another prisoner, Alfred Wetzler, managed to evade Nazi authorities and flee over one hundred miles to Slovakia, where they would be the first to alert the world to the atrocities being carried out in Auschwitz. -Aaron Piccirillo

Publishing Date: 11/24/20

Written by: Rudolf Vrba and Alan Bestic

Read by: Steven Jay Cohen

A Curious History of Sex

This is not a comprehensive study of every sexual quirk, kink, and ritual across all cultures throughout time, as that would entail writing an encyclopedia. Rather, this is a drop in the ocean, a paddle in the shallow end of sex history, but I hope you will get pleasantly wet nonetheless. Contains mature themes.

Note: Dr. Kate Lister, the mind behind the popular “Whores of Yore” Twitter account, brings us a unique and colorful history of sex through the ages. -Greg Souza

Publishing Date: 11/24/2020

Written by: Kate Lister

Read by: Kate Lister

The Genesis Quest: The Geniuses and Eccentrics on a Journey to Uncover the Origin of Life on Earth

In The Genesis Quest, Michael Marshall shows how the quest to understand life’s beginning is also a journey to discover the true nature of life, and by extension our place in the universe.

Note: A leading science writer explores one of our most enduring mysteries: how and where, in a seemingly purposeless universe, life began on planet earth.-Scott Smith

Publishing Date: 11/24/2020

Written by: Michael Marshall

Read by: Ciaran Saward

Defenseless Hearts

Meagan Brandy presents Book 2 in the Tender Hearts series. Contains mature themes.

Note: In this Tender Hearts sequel, we get Parker’s journey to finding love. All of his life, he has been keeping his one true love a secret from everyone, why, because she’s taken. Kenra has always loved Parker but she keeps choosing her mentally abusive boyfriend instead. This story is full of sadness, self-discovery, forgiveness and fighting for want to you. If you want to go on this journey with Parker and Kenra then you don’t want to miss Defenseless Hearts by Meagan Brandy. -Jordan Spellman

Publishing Date: 11/24/20

Written by: Meagan Brandy

Read by: CJ Bloom & Alexander Cendese

Secrets of the Silver Lion: A Carmen Sandiego Novel

Emma Otheguy presents another installment in the Carmen Sandiego series.

Note: Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? This is the perfect listen for families to enjoy together. Parents who loved Carmen Sandiego back in the day can now introduce her to their kids! -Jannah McCowan

Publishing Date: 11/24/2020

Written by: Emma Otheguy

Read by: Kyla García

Picks of the Week-Nov. 9

The holiday season is upon us! 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.

How to Save the World for Free

How to Save the World for Free will galvanize you to think and live differently, covering all key areas of our lives, from food and travel to politics and sex.

Note: Climate change is a daunting topic, but with Natalie Fee’s handbook, you can find easy ways to reduce your carbon footprint! She explores ways to live green in all facets of our lives, as well as the bigger issues to combating global warming.-Maddy Collins

Publishing Date: 11/10/20

Written by: Natalie Fee

Read by: Shiromi Arserio

The God Who Sees: Immigrants, the Bible, and the Journey to Belong

In The God Who Sees, immigration advocate Karen González recounts her family’s migration from the instability of Guatemala to making a new life in Los Angeles and the suburbs of south Florida. In the midst of language barriers, cultural misunderstandings, and the tremendous pressure to assimilate, González encounters Christ through a campus ministry program and begins to follow him.

Note: In this timely book author Karen Gonzalez weaves together her family’s immigration story with similar narratives of biblical characters to draw a Christian focus on today’s immigration policies. Iin today’s America, where immigration is a hotly contested topic, Gonzalez’s voice comes through with a clear Christian message and critical approach to policy that invites the reader to discover a God that is focused and concerned with immigrants and their struggle to belong. -Nick Pouliot

Publishing Date: 11/10/2020

Written by: Karen Gonzalez

Read by: Joana Garcia

The Fossil Hunter

A story worthy of Dickens, The Fossil Hunter chronicles the life of a young girl who became a world-renowned paleontologist.

Note: Mary Anning is credited for laying the foundation for the theory of evolution, yet her work has not received the same attention as other historically distinguished scientists. Author Shelley Emling changes that in her account of the paleontologist’s life, exploring how Anning hunted for fossils as a young girl to support her family and ended making discoveries that would change the paleontology field forever. -Lindsey Wood

Publishing Date: 11/10/20

Written by : Shelley Emling

Read by: Rachael Beresford

The Ghost of a Memory

Bobbi Holmes and Anna J. McIntyre present Book 25 in the Haunting Danielle series.

Note: Welcome back to Marlow House in the newest installment of the Haunting Danielle series! Join Dani and Walt as they encounter the newest ghosts inhabiting their house—Halloween may be over, but that doesn’t mean the haunts are! -Kelly Srubas

Publishing Date: 11/10/20

Written by: Anna J. McIntrye & Bobbi Holmes

Read by: Romy Nordlinger