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Picks of the Week-May 30

Spring has sprung! We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to listen to all of the new audiobooks releasing this month!

We understand that at times it could be a challenge narrowing down your next listen, so we had our acquirers narrow down a few of their top picks for you.

Blood and Fire:  The Unbelievable Real-Life Story of Wrestling’s Original Sheik

The captivating story of how The Sheik captured the imagination of a generation, conquered the wrestling business, and lost it all in a blaze of flame and glory.

Note:  Step into the ring with one of the most infamous and influential wrestlers of all time in this biography of The Sheik.  Modern extreme and hardcore wrestling owes almost everything to the Sheik, who initiated the bloody and wild brawling style in the ’50s and trained two of its most iconic and enduring participants, Sabu (his real-life nephew) and Rob Van Dam, but there is much more to the man behind the gimmick.  This book explores his life in ways never done before.  Even the most knowledgeable fan is in for a treat and a bucketful of new knowledge with this one!- Dan Totten

Written by:  Brian R. Solomon

Read by:  Brian R. Solomon

Publishing Date:  5/31/2022

National Park Mysteries & Disappearances: The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the country, with 12.1 million recreational visits in 2020. Aside from crowds of hikers, campers, and general tourists, there’s a dark side to the Smokies, the town of Gatlinburg and the surrounding foothills. From strange disappearances, grisly murders and bone-chilling paranormal hauntings and ghost sightings; this pristine paradise has a lot more to offer than just serene hiking trails or camping.

Note: Steve Stockton investigates the mysterious dark side to one of the country’s most visited parks. – Kristen Hummel

Publishing Date: 5/31/2022

Written by: Steve Stockton

Read by: Chris Abernathy

Picks of the Week-May 23

Spring has sprung! We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to listen to all of the new audiobooks releasing this month!

We understand that at times it could be a challenge narrowing down your next listen, so we had our acquirers narrow down a few of their top picks for you.

LORD OF ETERNAL NIGHT

Ben Alderson presents Book 1 in the Darkmourn Universe series. Contains mature themes.

Note: The author of the hit Dragori series returns with another inclusive high fantasy saga beginning with The Lord of Eternal Night. – Greg

Written by: Ben Alderson

Read by: Shaun Grindell

Publishing Date: 05/17/2022

Navalny: Putin’s Nemesis, Russia’s Future?

A fascinating account of Russia’s famous dissident and the politics he embodies.

Note: This engrossing biography of Alexei Navalny offers perspective on the life, beliefs, and impact of one of Vladimir Putin’s most outspoken critics.  – Sonia Brand-Fisher

Publishing Date: 5/24/22

Author: Jan Matti Dollbaum, Morvan Lallouet, and Ben Noble

Written by: Rob Heaps

Zero to Birth: How the Human Brain Is Built

An unforgettable chronicle of one of nature’s greatest achievements, Zero to Birth describes how the brain’s incredible feat of orchestrated growth ensures that every brain is unique, and how breakthroughs at the frontiers of science are helping us to decode many traits that only reveal themselves later in life.

Note:  A groundbreaking look into how the human brain develops, from conception to old age.  Extensively research by one of the world’s leading neuroscientist but laid out in an easy to listen format, this is a must have for anyone interested in really knowing what makes the human brain so remarkable. – Scott Smith

Publishing Date: 5/24/2022

Author: W.A. Harris

Narrator: Michael page

Picks of the Week-April 26

Spring has sprung! We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to listen to all of the new audiobooks releasing this month!

We understand that at times it could be a challenge narrowing down your next listen, so we had our acquirers narrow down a few of their top picks for you.

Game Wizards: The Epic Battle for Dungeons & Dragons

In Game Wizards, Jon Peterson chronicles the rise of Dungeons & Dragons from hobbyist pastime to mass-market sensation, from the initial collaboration to the later feud of its creators, Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson.

Note: Author Jon Peterson’s Game Wizards: The Epic Battle for Dungeons & Dragons delivers an essential history for anyone who has ever tossed a D20.  – Greg

Publishing Date: 4/26/2022

Written by: Jon Peterson

Read by: Chris Andrew Ciulla

Legacy in the Blood

Catherine Maiorisi presents Book 4 in the Chiara Corelli Mystery series.

Note: For fans of Gerri Hill, author Catherine Maiorisi presents book 4 in the thrilling Chiara Corelli Mystery series where detectives Chiara Corelli and P.J. Parker work together to solve a mysterious murder. – Kristen Hummel

Publishing Date: 4/26/2022

Written by: Catherine Maiorisi

Read by: Abby Craden

From Rebel To Ruler

On the centennial of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party, the definitive history of how Mao and his successors overcame incredible odds to gain and keep power.

Note: Tony Saich provides an authoritative account of the Chinese Communist Party – how it came to power, the major players involved, and where it stands one hundred years after its founding. – Aaron Piccirillo

Publishing Date: 4/26/22

Written by: Tony Saich

Read by: Nigel Patterson

The Transcendentalists and Their World

The Transcendentalists and Their World offers a fresh view of the thinkers whose outsize impact on philosophy and literature would spread from tiny Concord to all corners of the earth.

Note: The Transcendentalists and Their World is the latest installment of Robert Gross’ history of the town of Concord, Massachusetts, and is a worthy follow-up to the Bancroft Prize-winning The Minutemen and Their World. This audiobook is both historiography of this New England town and a biography of the Transcendentalist writers of the mid-1800s. Full of exacting insight The Transcendentalists and Their World seeks to explain why Concord was the epicenter of this unique form of American Individualism. Deeply researched, this audio edition is a must-have for those seeking an on the street view of an early American Renaissance. – Nick Pouliot

Publishing Date: 4/26/2022

Written by: Robert A. Gross

Read by: Paul Brion

Picks of the Week-April 18

Spring has sprung! We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to listen to all of the new audiobooks releasing this month!

We understand that at times it could be a challenge narrowing down your next listen, so we had our acquirers narrow down a few of their top picks for you.

Lilac

A must-listen romance. Contains mature themes.

Note: For fans of B.B. Reid’s Broken Love series, you do not want to miss her new to audio, unorthodox, enemies to lovers story!-Jordan

Publishing Date: 4/12/22          

Written by: B.B. Reid

Read by: Jillian Macie, Jason Clarke, Teddy Hamilton & J.F. Harding

The King’s Shadow:  Obsession, Betrayal, and the Deadly Quest for the Lost City of Alexandria

HL Marsay presents Book 2 in the Chief Inspector Shadow Mystery series.

Note: Not many people have heard of Charles Masson and after listening to The King’s Shadow you’ll be left wondering why.  Follow along on his adventures as he traverses 19th-century Asia in search of Alexandria.  Thrilling from start to finish, and peppered with moments that will make you think, “I don’t believe it” if you like adventure, danger, and intrigue you must check this one out!- Dan Totten

Publishing Date:  4/12/2022

Written by:  Edmund Richardson

Read by: Julian Elfer

Your Data, Their Billions: Unraveling and Simplifying Big Tech

Your Data, Their Billions is a guidebook to everything at stake in our digital society, from Big Tech’s overreach into our daily lives to its practices that threaten our democracy. Knowledge is power—and it starts here.

Note: “A guide for any user of the internet to know what really happens with your information while online.  “Big tech” knows all your secrets and sells them to the highest bidder—this is a must-have for the everyday tech user and explains how it happens, why it matters, and how to protect yourself and your most precious commodities, your identity and privacy.” – Scott Smith

Written by: Jane S. Hoffman

Read by: Natalie Duke

Publishing Date: 4/19/2022

Overwatch

Logan Ryles presents Book 1 in the Reed Montgomery series.

Note: Reed Montgomery only has one hit left on his contract, but when he accepts a job close to home a quick retirement for this marine turned assassin is no longer an option. Full series coming to audio! – Jenn Eschrich

Publishing Date: 4/19/22

Written by: Logan Ryles

Read by: Gary Bennett

The Ukrainian Night: An Intimate History of Revolution

A vivid and intimate account of the Ukrainian Revolution, the rare moment when the political became the existential.

Note: This engrossing account of the Ukrainian Revolution forefronts the insights and experiences of those who lived it. Retrospectively poignant as well as inspiring, this book will move readers seeking to learn more about the history that brought us to where we are today. – Sonia Brand-Fisher

Publishing Date: 4/19/22

Written by: Marci Shore

Read by: Callie Beaulieu

Picks of the Week-March 21

Spring has sprung! We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to listen to all of the new audiobooks releasing this month!

We understand that at times it could be a challenge narrowing down your next listen, so we had our acquirers narrow down a few of their top picks for you.

Luckenbooth

Luckenbooth is a bold, haunting, and dazzlingly unique tale about the stories and secrets we leave behind—and the places that hold them long after we are gone.

Note: Past and present collide in this British literary chiller. Luckenbooth is a haunted tale of a cursed building and its eccentric, vibrant residents.- Kara Stebbins

Publishing Date: 3/22/2022

Written by: Jenni Fagan

Read by: Fiona McNeill, Cathleen McCarron, David McCallion, and Jeff Harding

The Trial of Julian Assange

The shocking story of the legal persecution of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and the dangerous implications for the whistleblowers of the future.

Note: Through the example of Julian Assange, Nils Melzer reveals the complicated ways in which unchecked power can grow, and shows how even the most democratic nations are sometimes just a hair’s length away from tyranny and censorship. – Aaron Piccirillo

Publishing Date: 3/22/22

Written by: Nils Melzer

Read by: Gareth Richards

Cricket

Willow Hadley presents Book 1 in the Cricket Kendall series. Contains mature themes.

Note: New in town and looking for guidance, Cricket Kendall is hoping for an exciting new start. Under the care of her aunt Aurora, Cricket makes her debut at Emery Ridge as a senior and witch-in-training. Navigating her new environment and discovering power, Cricket must also face her growing feelings for a particular werewolf pack in town. Follow along with Willow Hadley’s exciting paranormal romance series Cricket Kendall. – Desiree Lynch

Publishing Date: 3/22/2022

Written by: Willow Hadley

Read by: Monica King and Chris Chambers

Picks of the Week-March 14

Spring has sprung! We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to listen to all of the new audiobooks releasing this month!

We understand that at times it could be a challenge narrowing down your next listen, so we had our acquirers narrow down a few of their top picks for you.

In My Dreams I Hold  Knife 

Told in racing dual timelines, with a dark campus setting and a darker look at friendship, love, obsession, and ambition, In My Dreams I Hold A Knife is an addictive, propulsive story.

Note: For fans of The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl, author Ashley Winstead presents a psychological thriller that will leave you on the edge of your seat! – Kristen Hummel

Publishing Date: 3/8/2022

Written by: Ashley Winstead

Read by: Vanessa Johansson

Sex Ed for Grown-Ups

Sex Ed for Grown-Ups is an open and honest guide that empowers adults to talk to young people about all things sex and relationships.

Note: Talking to children and teens about sex is notoriously tough. Author Jonny Hunt turns an awkward conversation into an accessible and ongoing dialogue for kids of all ages. Sex Ed for Grown-Ups will help adults talk to the young people in their lives openly and honestly about sex and sexuality. – Kim Budnick

Publishing Date: 03/15/2022

Written by: Jonny Hunt

Read by: Chris Sorensen

The Trees: A Novel

An uncanny literary thriller addressing the painful legacy of lynching in the US, by the author of Telephone.

Note: Recently longlisted for a PEN/Faulkner award Percival Everett’s new novel The Trees is a masterful blend of literary trope and moral commentary. A murder mystery that begins in a small town in Mississippi eventually leads to a national reckoning that examines the history of lynching in America. Fast-paced and witty Everett’s success is presenting humor alongside horror and addressing the legacy of violence and racism in the Old South. The Trees is an audiobook that is instantly listenable and will have a long-lasting impact. – Nick Pouliot

Publishing Date: 03/15/2022

Written by: Percival Everett

Read by: Bill Andrew Quinn

Picks of the Week-February 21

We don’t know about you, but it’s cold out here and all we can think of is curling up next to a cozy fire with a great audiobook.

We understand that at times it could be a challenge narrowing down your next listen, so we had our acquirers narrow down a few of their top picks for you.

Soul Love

Aja presents Book 3 in the Soulmates series. Contains mature themes.

Note: Author Aja gives spotlight to clairvoyant and enigmatic heroine Zoe in Soul Love, book 3 of the series Soulmates. Perceptive of her connection to the world and people, Zoe is confident that she could pick her soulmate from a crowd – despite having never met him. This is perfect for listeners that have been following the Soulmates series and enjoy gifted heroines discovering their fated love. – Desiree Lynch

Publishing Date: 2/15/2022

Written by: Aja

Read by: Leon Nixon, Shari Peele

Tide of Tricks

Ariana Nash presents Book 2 in the Shadows of London series. Contains mature themes.

Note: Book 2 in the new thrilling Shadows of London series by Ariana Nash will take you on a fantastical, mysterious adventure. – Kristen Hummel

Publishing Date: 2/22/2022

Written by: Ariana Nash

Read by: Cornell Collins

The Bachelor Bargain

Maddison Michaels presents Book 1 in the Secrets, Scandals, and Spies series. Contains mature themes.

Note: While waiting for the newest season of Bridgerton to release on Netflix, why not sink your teeth into Maddison Michaels’ newest historical romance series to quench your thirst? When Lady Olivia has had enough of scandals ruining lives, she and her friends decide to start an anonymous publication dishing the secrets of society’s most eligible bachelors. Using Sebastian as a partner, Olivia soon finds out they may be in over their heads… – Kelly Srubas

Publishing Date: 2/22/22

Written by: Maddison Michaels

Read by: Ashford MacNab

They Called Us River Rats: The Last Batture Settlement of New Orleans

They Called Us River Rats: The Last Batture Settlement of New Orleans is the previously untold story of perhaps the oldest outsider settlement in America, an invisible community on the annually flooded shores of the Mississippi River.

Note: They Called Us River Rats is the history of one of the oldest and most secret communities in America: The New Orleans Batture, the levy dwellers who reside along the river’s edge. Author Macon Fry , a self-proclaimed river rat, takes the listener to banks of the Mississippi with a flowing narrative full of characters and experience. This audiobook is the culmination of 20 years of research as Fry catalogs the history and myth of batture living and it’s significance to the region and culture of the Mississippi River. This audiobook is for all those who seek a contrarian lifestyle or insight into this unique and hardy community. – Nicholas Pouliot

Publishing Date: 02/22/2022

Written by: Macon Fry

Read by: Adam Barr

Everything, All the Time, Everywhere

Post-modernism stood for everything modernism rejected: fun, exuberance, irresponsibility. In his brilliant history of a dangerous idea, Stuart Jeffries tells a narrative that starts in the early 1970s and continues to today.

Note: Stuart Jeffries takes us on a journey through the history of Postmodernism. A crucial text for anyone who wants to better understand our fragmented culture, why we can’t seem to agree on objective reality, and how we got here. – Aaron Piccirillo

Publishing Date: 2/22/22

Written by: Stuart Jeffries

Read by: Jonathan Cowley

My Autobiography

My Autobiography offers dedicated Chaplin fans and casual admirers alike an astonishing glimpse into the heart and the mind of Hollywood’s original genius maverick.

Note: For the first time in audio comes the autobiography of film icon, Charlie Chaplin. Arguably the most recognizable comedic actor in cinema’s history, Chaplin tells in his own words of his upbringing in South London, his ascent to stardom as “The Tramp,” and his successes as a director, writer, producer, composer, and star of classics like “Modern Times,” “City Lights,” and “The Great Dictator” (to name a few). On display is Chaplin’s unrelenting wit, his idiosyncrasies, and his humanity in what the Chicago Tribune called “the best autobiography ever written by an actor.” – Sonia Brand-Fisher

Publishing Date: 2/28/2022

Written by: Charles Chaplin

Read by: Steve John Shepherd

Picks of the Week-February 7

We don’t know about you, but it’s cold out here and all we can think of is curling up next to a cozy fire with a great audiobook.

We understand that at times it could be a challenge narrowing down your next listen, so we had our acquirers narrow down a few of their top picks for you.

Gold:  How Gretzky’s Men Ended Canada’s 50-Year Olympic Hockey Drought

Gold is the definitive chronicle of how the men of Team Canada made history. Marking twenty years since the momentous victory, Tim Wharnsby delivers the inside story of how Gretzky built the team and Pat Quinn got them to the gold medal, featuring exclusive interviews with players, coaches, and personnel.

Note: Just in time for the 2022 Winter Olympics and the 20th Anniversary of Canada’s first Olympic gold medal in 50 years, re-live the story of The Great One and Coach Pat Quinn leading the country that invented ice hockey to that elusive gold.  Featuring exclusive interviews with the players, coaches, and staff you’re sure to learn something new even if you are the most ardent hockey buff. – Dan Totten

Publishing Date:  2/1/2022

Written by: Tim Wharnsby

Read by:  Barry Abrams

One Quarter of the Nation: Immigration and the Transformation of America

One Quarter of the Nation is an in-depth look at the many ways immigration has redefined modern America.

Note:  An in-depth look at the many ways immigration has redefined modern America.  Nancy Foner dives deep to explain the impact immigration has had on the United States over the past two centuries, specifically when it comes to race and social order.  It reminds us that immigration has long been a part of American society, and shows how immigrants and their families continue to redefine who we are as a nation. – Scott Smith

Publishing Date: 2/1/2022

Written by: Nancy Foner

Read by: Laurel Merlington

Fortune: How Race Broke My Family and the World—and how to Repair it All

Fortune helps listeners understand how America was built upon systems and structures in ways that blessed some and cursed others, allowing Americans of European descent to benefit from the colonization, genocide, enslavement, rape, and exploitation of people of color.

Note: Lisa Sharon Harper, a leading Christian activist, explores how societal systems and structures constructed in America around race have broken families of color. This is an eye-opening account for anyone looking to know more about and heal the world from the destruction of systemic racism. – Kara Stebbins

Publishing Date: 2/8/2022

Written by: Lisa Sharon Harper

Read by: Lisa Sharon Harper

Bright Midnight

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Nordic King and Racing the Sun comes a wildly romantic STANDALONE about a young American abroad in Norway who runs into the man who broke her heart eight years ago. Contains mature themes.

Note: The author that brought you A Nordic King and The Pact is back with another book, a cute second chance romance that is completely swoon-worthy. Shay is traveling around Europe, seeing everything she can see, the one place she still has yet to visit, Norway. She wants to see the land of the midnight sun, however, she does not want to run into the boy who broke her heart eight years before… You don’t want to miss Karina Halle, new to audio, Bright Midnight. -Jordan Spellman

Publishing Date: 2/8/22            

Written by: Karina Halle

Read by: Nina Archer and Tristan James

The Chrysanthemum and the Sword

The Chrysanthemum and the Sword is a revealing look at how and why our societies differ, making it the perfect introduction to Japanese history and customs.

Note: Anyone interested in the cultural history of Japan cannot afford to miss this landmark piece of anthropology by Ruth Benedict.  – Greg Souza

Publishing Date: 2/8/2022

Written by: Ruth Benedict

Read by: Cindy Kay

Picks of the Week-January 24

We don’t know about you, but it’s cold out here and all we can think of is curling up next to a cozy fire with a great audiobook.

We understand that at times it could be a challenge narrowing down your next listen, so we had our acquirers narrow down a few of their top picks for you.

The Pastor

A thought-provoking, existential novel—as Liv searches for meaning and identity in her own life, she must find the words to connect, comfort and lead others.

Note: From the winner of the 2019 PEN Translation Prize comes a darkly satisfying novel about a new pastor in a remote Norwegian village confronting both her reality and her past. Named one of the Best Books of 2021 in Fiction by Publisher’s Weekly, The Pastor grapples with humanity, the fragility of consciousness, and the echoes of historical suffering that are contained within the book’s stark and brutal landscape.  – Sonia Brand-Fisher

Written by: Hanne Orstavik

Read by: Madeline Dauer

Publishing Date: 1/25/2022

Coronavirus Criminals and Pandemic Profiteers

Modeled on a famous 1940 bestseller—a pamphlet exposing appeasers of Nazi Germany—Guilty Men shows how the coronavirus crisis has been stoked by the callous and opportunistic decisions of powerful men.

Note: The death toll from Covid-19 in the United States inches ever closer to one million people. Could the response have been better? Did those at the top intentionally downplay the crisis? Were there bad actors who made moves intended only to line their pockets? John Nichols unpacks these questions and more as he shows how those at the top mishandled and profited off of the worst pandemic in generations.- Aaron Piccirillo

Publishing Date: 1/25/22

Written by: John Nichols

Read by: Patrick Lawlor

Merchant Kings: When Companies Ruled the World, 1600–1900

A blend of biography, corporate history, and colonial history, this book offers a panoramic, new perspective on the enormous cultural, political, and social legacies, good and bad, of this first period of unfettered globalization.

Note:  In an age when giant tech firms are gaining power and influence over the everyday lives of people everywhere in the world author Stephen Bown offers a look back at a time when the first monopolies formed and pushed commerce into the age of exploration. Merchant Kings looks at history through the lens of the first big businesses and outlines the history and global power of such as the Dutch West India Company, the Hudson Bay Company, and English East India Company. Each with its own sphere of influence and exploitation this audiobook provides the listener insight into how big business took control of global resources and shaped the world we live in today. – Nicholas Pouliot

Publishing Date: 1/25/2022

Written by: Stephen R. Bown

Read by: Malcolm Hillgartner

The Norse Queen

Johanna Wittenberg presents Book 1 in the Norsewomen series. Contains mature themes.

Note: New year, new historical fiction trilogy! And even better, one based on the story of a real person – Viking Queen Åsa of Tromøy is a name unknown to most people, but here Johanna Wittenberg brings her to life with a strongly researched novel that weaves together pivotal moments in her life. Book 2, The Falcon Queen, to follow soon! – Lindsey Wood

Publishing Date: 1/25/22

Written by: Joanna Wittenberg

Read by: Amy Landon

Tied Up in Knotts

In Tied Up in Knotts, a loving daughter provides a full-life narrative of her father.

Note: An uplifting and heartfelt biography of comic legend Don Knotts written and read by his beloved daughter Karen.  Following Don throughout all the highs and lows of his remarkable career, including some never-told stories behind the scenes at the Andy Griffin Show and Three’s CompanyTied Up In Knotts delves beyond Barney Fife nostalgia to tell the life story of a man and father. – Scott Smith

Publishing Date: 1/31/2022

Written by: Karen Knotts

Read by: Karen Knotts

Picks of the Week-January 17

We don’t know about you, but it’s cold out here and all we can think of is curling up next to a cozy fire with a great audiobook.

We understand that at times it could be a challenge narrowing down your next listen, so we had our acquirers narrow down a few of their top picks for you.

Showing Up: How Men Can Become Effective Allies in the Workplace

Showing Up is a revolutionary step-by-step guide—by and for men—to ending toxic masculinity and leveraging men to enact heart-based leadership, increase diversity, bolster the bottom line, and create a culture so everyone in the workplace wins.

Note: “A revolutionary step-by-step guide – by and for men – to ending toxic masculinity” especially, in the workplace. For men to embrace healthy masculinity in leadership roles in a company, while also identifying unhealthy masculine behaviors. How to build up and be inclusive for underrepresented groups in the workplace. This book is one that every man should give a listen to, you just might learn something.- Jordan Spellman

Publishing Date: 1/4/22            

Written by: Ray Arata

Read by: Steven Bowlby

Season of the Witch

This epic cultural and historical odyssey unearths the full influence of occult traditions on rock and roll—from the Beatles to Black Sabbath—and shows how the marriage between mysticism and music changed our world.

Note:  The fascinating connection between Occultism and Mysticism and the roots of rock ‘n’ roll is explored in this analysis of rock through the years.  Gildart Jackson expertly narrates our journey from those early days up to today.  This one is sure to grab you if you have any interest in music or the supernatural. – Dan Totten

Publishing Date:  1/18/2022

Written by:  Peter Berbegal

Read by:  Gildart Jackson

Cheese Sex Death

Filled with audacious prose, Cheese Sex Death is a delightfully approachable guide to artisan cheese that will make just about anyone worship at the altar of Cheesus.

Note: Erika Kubick brings her passion for cheese to this delectable artisan guide. A must-listen for the cheese obsessed! – Kara Stebbins

Publishing Date: 1/18/2022

Written by: Erika Kubick

Read by: Erika Kubick

The 10,000 Year Explosion

A provocative and fascinating new look at human evolution that turns conventional wisdom on its head, The 10,000 Year Explosion reveals the ongoing interplay between culture and biology in the making of the human race.

Note: Gregory Cochran and Henry Harpending offer a unique, modern perspective on human evolution’s relationship to civilized life. – Greg

Publishing Date: 1/18/2022

Written by: Gregory Cochran, Henry Harpending

Read by: Jonathan Yen

Ball of Fire

In Ball of Fire: The Tumultuous Life and Comic Art of Lucille Ball, Stefan Kanfer goes beyond the icon to examine the difficult life and enduring work of the most influential woman in modern American comedy.

Note: Author Stefan Kanfer examines the life and legacy of one of the most beloved comics and television stars of all time-Lucille Ball. – Kristen Hummel

Publishing Date: 1/18/2022

Written by: Stefan Kanfer

Read by: Nan McNamara