Tag Archives: Monthly Picks

Picks of the Week-May 18

April showers bring May flowers, but they also bring a new batch of binge-worthy listens. 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.

 

More Than a Sex Surrogate: A Unique Memoir About Intimacy, Secrets, and the Way We Love

More Than a Sex Surrogate: A Unique Memoir About Intimacy, Secrets and The Way We Love was written with the scorching knowledge that the injured world of sexuality still exists in shadows and is worthy of receiving a legitimate stage. Contains mature themes.

Note:  A quick glimpse into the therapy room of a professional surrogate partner. “Lilly” lives a double life. In one of them, she’s a high school teacher. In the other one, she is a professional surrogate who helps men work through their sexual problems. In this fascinating memoir, Seraphina Arden shares her insights on this unusual therapeutic process. -Molly Miller

Publishing date: 5/26/2020

Written by Seraphina Arden

Narrated by Tanya Eby

Tara: The Liberating Power of the Female Buddha

A practical guide for invoking the power and blessings of Tara, the beloved female Buddhist deity of Tibet.

Note: In a chaotic and uncertain world, we all occasionally need help grounding and centering ourselves. This guide will help you to manifest the archetypal Divine Feminine for healing, clarity, and empowerment. For fans of Wild Mercy by Mirabai Starr and Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. -Aaron Piccirillo

Publishing date: 5/29/2020

Written by Rachel Wooten, PhD

Narrated by Cassandra Campbell

 

Parenting Without Borders: Surprising Lessons Parents Around the World Can Teach Us

An eye-opening guide to the world’s best parenting strategies.

Note: Is self-isolating with kids posing new challenges? Christine Gross-Loh offers a surprising and informative parenting guide using strategies from the global toolbox. For fans of Pamela Druckerman’s Bringing Up Bebe and Jessica Joelle Alexander and Iben Sandahl’s The Danish Way of Parenting. -Sonia Brand-Fisher

Publishing date: 5/29/2020

Written by Christine Gross-Loh

Narrated by Cindy Kay

 

The Planters

Victor Zugg presents Book 2 in the Ripple In Time series.

Note: The exciting sequel to A Ripple in Time, we follow former Federal Air Marshall Stephen Mason on an exciting new adventure! -Kristen Hummel

Publishing date: 5/29/2020

Written by Victor Zugg

Narrated by Sean William Doyle

Picks of the Week-April 20

April is the perfect time to pick up a new audiobook featuring our 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.

 

Hex Life

Brand-new stories of witches and witchcraft written by popular female fantasy authors, including Kelley Armstrong, Rachel Caine, and Sherrilyn Kenyon writing in their own bestselling universes.

Note: Fans of Sherrilyn Kenyon, Rachel Caine, and Kelly Armstrong will love this collection of witchy, haunting stories. Dust off your broomstick, light your candles, and get ready for some dark reading. -Aaron Piccirillo

Publishing date: 4/28/2020

Edited by Rachel Deering and Christopher Golden

Narrated by Amy McFadden

 

 

Dead of Winter

Melissa Pearl and Anna Cruise present Book 1 in the Aspen Falls series.

Note: A little bit mystery, romance, and a lot of women’s crime fiction this one is great for fans of Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown. Rosie is on the run from her drug dealer ex and decides the only place to hide is Aspen Falls, somewhere she never thought she’d step foot in again. -Jordan Spellman

Publishing date: 4/28/2020

Written by Melissa Pearl and Anna Cruise

Narrated by Meghan Kelly

 

 

On Eden Street

Peter Grainger presents Book 2 in the Kings Lake Investigation series.

Note: In his newest detective novel, Grainger’s intricate characters and stunning mystery will satisfy fans old and new. -Kara Boucher

Publishing date: 4/28/2020

Written by Peter Grainger

Narrated by Gildart Jackson

 

 

Edge of the Map: The Mountain Life of Christine Boskoff

Edge of the Map traces the sharp twists and turns in Christine Boskoff’s life, from her early years as a Lockheed engineer, through her first successes in the climbing world, to her purchase of Seattle-based Mountain Madness after owner and climber Scott Fischer was lost in the 1996 Everest disaster.

Note: Edge of the Map is an inspirational and stirring adventure story based on the Life of Christine Boskoff. Remembered as the premiere female high altitude climber, Christine’s love of mountains took her to earth’s greatest heights and earned her global recognition. This book follows her steps from early climbs in the Rockies to her eventual disappearance in the Himalayas and the search and rescue effort that captivated the world. -Nick Pouliot

Publishing date: 4/28/2020

Written by Johanna Garton

Narrated by Emily Durante

Pick’s of the Week-April 13

 

April is the perfect time to pick up a new audiobook featuring our 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.

I Lost My Girlish Laughter

A lost literary gem of Hollywood in the 1930s, I Lost My Girlish Laughter is a thinly veiled send-up of the actors, producers, writers, and directors of the Golden Age of the studio system.

Note: Tinseltown gossip, glamour, and scandal come to life in this recently unearthed comedic satire of Hollywood in the 1930s, deliciously written by the woman who witnessed it all. -Sonia Brand-Fisher

Publishing date: 4/28/2020

Written by Jane Allen

Narrated by Amy Rubinate

 

The Eighth Wonder of the World

With exhaustive research, exclusive interviews with family and friends, and an exploration of André’s amazing in-ring career and the indelible mark he left on pop culture, Laprade and Hébert have crafted the most complete portrait of a modern-day mythical being.

Note: Step into the ring with this biography of the legendary wrestler and actor. A great companion to the 2018 HBO documentary that Laprade also contributed to. From his life and family in France, to his worldwide travels as a top wrestling draw, and his acting career which included a beloved role in The Princess Diaries, this biography will keep you entertained. You won’t believe some of the stories of Andre’s life. – Dan Totten

Publishing date: 4/28/2020

Written by Bertrand Hebert and Pat Laprade

Narrated by Graham Rowat

 

A Life Without Water

Carol Denman divorced her husband over twenty years ago and has never looked back. But on the day before their daughter’s thirtieth birthday, John barges back into Carol’s life with a request that threatens the fragile stability she has built.

Note: A heartfelt story about family, love, and loss. Fans of Catherine Ryan Hyde will love this book. -Maddie Collins

Publishing date: 4/28/2020

Written by Marci Bolden

Narrated by Tanya Eby

 

The Immortal Conquistador

From Carrie Vaughn, author of the beloved Kitty Norville werewolf talk-show host series, comes the vampire origin story of Kitty’s famed ally, Rick—and his sudden turn to darkness in the seventeenth century.

Note: For fans of the Kitty Norville series comes the origin story of the character Rick and his journey into darkness. -Kristen Hummel

Publishing date: 4/28/2020

Written by Carrie Vaughn

Narrated by Neil Hellegers

Picks of the Week-April 6

April is the perfect time to pick up a new audiobook featuring our 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.

Hidden on the Fens

Joy Ellis presents Book 11 in the DI Nikki Galena series.

Note: A crime from 15 years ago resurfaces (has the killer returned for another young girl?), a sexual predator preys on recently widowed women, and a couple receives sinister Pagan artifacts in the 11th installment of the DI Nikki Galena series. If you’re already a fan of the series, be ready for more excitement in Greenborough and a chance to learn more about Joseph’s daughter, Tamrin. If you’re new to the series, you can jump in on book 11 (Ellis does an excellent job of recapping the important points/relationships) or you can binge all 11 books – prepare to be addicted either way!

Publishing date: 4/21/2020

Written by Joy Ellis

Narrated by Henrietta Meire

 

The Lasaran

Dianne Duvall presents Book 1 in the Aldebarian Alliance series. Contains mature themes.

Note: The Lasaran is the first book in the highly anticipated new series, The Aldebarian Alliance, a spinoff of the Immortal Guardians series from NY Times bestselling author Dianne Duvall. Award-winning narrator Kirsten Potter does a masterful job of creating a new universe that fans of the Immortal Guardians series will be hooked into.

Publishing date: 4/21/2020

Written by Dianne Duvall

Narrated by Kirsten Potter

The Chaos of Stars

A captivating novel of first love, Egyptian mythology, and family, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of And I Darken.

Note: Fitting in and forming meaningful relationships is a hard-fought battle when you’re in high school, but when you’re the human daughter of Egyptian Gods, high school romance is the least of your worries. The perfect YA romance for fans of Kiera Cass.

Publishing date: 4/21/2020

Written by Kiersten White

Narrated by Elizabeth Klett

What We Inherit: A Secret War and a Family’s Search for Answers

In the wake of her mother’s death, Jessica Pearce Rotondi uncovers boxes of letters, declassified CIA reports, and newspaper clippings that bring to light a family ghost: her uncle Jack, who disappeared during the CIA-led “Secret War” in Laos in 1972. The letters lead her across Southeast Asia in search of the truth that has eluded her family for decades.

Note: After the death of her mother, Jessica Pearce Rotondi excavates the clues of her uncle’s wartime disappearance in search of answers to the secrets and grief that has haunted her family for decades. A gorgeously written memoir of family and American history, What We Inherit is as inspiring as it is heartbreaking.

Publishing date: 4/21/2020

Written by Jessica Pearce Rotondi

Narrated by Jessica Pearce Rotondi

Picks of the Week-March 30

April is the perfect time to pick up a new audiobook featuring our 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.

Crave

Tracy Wolff presents Book 1 in the Crave aseries.

Note: Vampire’s are back, and better than ever! Fans of Twilight will love Crave. When Grace’s parents die unexpectedly in a car crash, she is sent to her Uncle’s boarding school in the depths of Alaska where she meets Jaxon Vega and the world as she knows it is turned upside down. -Kelly Srubas

Publishing date: 4/7/2020

Written by Tracy Wolff

Narrated by Heather Costa & Tim Paige

 

Just Add Magic

Take three friends. Add an old cookbook. Combine with cute boys and a pinch of magic . . . and see what kind of chaos ensues!

Note: What kind of trouble can three girls stir up when they find a magic cookbook? Can the recipes in it solve all their problems? Find out in this fun middle-grade book with a dash of magic! -Jannah McCowan

Publishing date: 4/7/2020

Written by Cindy Callaghan

Narrated by Jesse Vilinsky

 

My Daddy is a Hero: How Chris Watts Went from Family Man to Family Killer

In this, the first and only psychological exploration of the Watts family murders, psychotherapist Lena Derhally has pieced together the crime, the events leading to it, and most of all, her beliefs about the “why.”

Note: Psychotherapist Lena Derhally investigates the 2018 Watts family murders with a delicate thoroughness that exposes the violence hidden within a seemingly perfect marriage. Both harrowing and informative, My Daddy is a Hero serves to be an insightful look into the unimaginable. -Desiree Lynch

Publishing date: 4/14/2020

Written by Lena Derhally

Narrated by Tanya Eby

 

Kaiju: Battlefield Surgeon

Fantasy meets horror in this gore-soaked, standalone LitRPG adventure!

Note: For fans of Gamelit, here’s something a bit different: giant monster action with a horror twist” -Greg Souza

Publishing date: 4/21/2020

Written by Matt Dinniman

Narrated by Joe Hempel

Picks of the Week -March 16

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.

 

Charles Darwin’s Barnacle and David Bowie’s Spider: How Scientific Names Celebrate Adventurers, Heroes, and Even a Few Scoundrels

An engaging history of the surprising, poignant, and occasionally scandalous stories behind scientific names and their cultural significance.

Note: Jonathan Todd Ross’ narration brings to life these stories of how organisms got their scientific names. Stories that are at times petty, heartwarming, humorous, or downright mean.  Fans of Mary Roach will want to check this one out! –Dan Totten

Publishing date: 3/17/2020

Written by Stephen B Heard, PhD

Narrated by Jonathan Todd Ross

The Doughnut Fix

Superfudge meets The Lemonade War in this funny, heartwarming series debut about change, adventure, family, and of course, doughnuts.

Note: I love this funny, heartwarming tale about a boy who starts a doughnut stand in his new small town. The perfect read for young foodies! –Jannah McCowan

Publishing date: 3/24/2020

Written by Jessie Janowitz

Narrated by Brian Holden

The Spies Who Never Were

The thrilling true story of the daring double agents who thwarted Hitler’s spy machine in Britain and turned the tide of World War II.

Note:  Calling all history buffs! This is the perfect listen for fans of the history of espionage and World War II history. — Kristen Hummel

Publishing date: 3/24/2020

Written by Hervie Haufler

Narrated by Derek Perkins

House Lessons: Renovating a Life

Have you ever fallen in love against all odds? Discover what happens when a house has its own lessons to teach in this moving and insightful memoir that ultimately shows us how to make our homes (and lives) better.

Note: New York Times bestselling author learning life lessons and how to make our lives better through the painstaking renovation of a 100-year-old home. –Scott Smith

Publishing date: 3/24/2020

Written by Erica Bauermeister

Narrated by Tavia Gilbert

Picks of the Week-March 2nd

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.

The Firethorn Crown

A kingdom of shadows. A soldier is sworn to protect. A princess silenced by love.

Note: Fans of young adult fiction will love this fairy tale-inspired story.  Follow Princess Lily on an adventure to break the curse put on her and her sisters before time runs out. If you love Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge then you will not be able to put down The Firethorn Crown by Lea Doué! — Jordan Spellman

Publishing Date: 3/3/2020

Written by Lea Doue

Narrated by Zehra Jane Naqvi

Crooked Snake

Crooked Snake: The Life and Crimes of Albert Lepard is the true story of Lepard, sentenced to life in Parchman for the murder of seventy-four-year-old Mary Young in 1959. During the course of his sentence, Lepard escaped from prison six times in fourteen years.

Note: Crooked Snake is a gripping account of Lovejoy Boteler’s kidnapping and his years-long quest to learn more about his captors. A True Crime memoir written by the victim, Crooked Snake offers a glimpse into a rural America that is fast fading, Boteler follows the exploits of Albert Lepard, a man who led a life of crime and 6 times escaped federal penitentiary. —Nick Pouliot

Publishing Date: 3/10/2020

Written by Lovejoy Boteler

Narrated by John McLain

The League and the Legend

In the sequel to the critically acclaimed The League and the Lantern, Jake Herndon must once again fight off dangerous intruders. This time the mystery is taken to a whole new level.

Note: Pack your bags because the adventure continues for Jake and friends as they go on the run to uncover another Civil War mystery. Filled with intrigue and humor, and packed with action, this book is hard to put down! Fans of Harry Potter and Percy Jackson will love it! —Kim Budnick

Publishing Date: 3/10/2020

Written by Brian Wells

Narrated by Ramon De Ocampo

Prime Verse: Forced Login

For Hudson, the virtual world of PrimeVerse isn’t all bad. It’s beautiful; much nicer than overpopulated Earth. It almost feels like a vacation except for the volatile wildlife, lack of any amenities, and—oh yeah—the inability to log out.

Note: Looking for a new series? This debut LitRPG from R.K. Billiau has all the adventure you could want inside a gaming world.  Fans of Eric Ugland’s The Good Guys series will enjoy this series. —Greg Souza

Amazon #1 Best Seller in:

Humorous Science Fiction

  • Virtual Reality
  • Video and Electronic Game

Publishing Date: 3/10/2020

Written by R. K. Billiau

Narrated by Eric Jason Martin