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Picks of the Week-July 12

Summer is here! That means plenty of hours sitting pool and beachside, road trips, and of course, 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.

Cross of Snow

A major literary biography of America’s best-loved nineteenth-century poet and a much-needed reassessment for the twenty-first century of a writer whose stature and celebrity were unparalleled in his time, whose work helped to explain America’s new world not only to Americans but to Europe and beyond.

Note: A major new work on one of America’s best-known poets. This is the first new biography of Longfellow in fifty years, reassessing the poet for the twenty-first century while revealing new details of his life with never-before-examined letters, diaries, journals, and notes. For fans of Red Comet by Heather Clark and Mozart by Jan Swafford.– Aaron Piccirillo

Publishing Date: 7/27/21

Written by: Nicholas A. Basbanes

Read by: Robert Fass    

The Night She Disappeared 

A must-listen psychological thriller from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kevin O’Brien.        

Note:  If you liked Gone Girl then you need to listen to Kevin O’Brien’s latest thriller.  Kyle Tait’s narrations is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat as the layers of the onion get pulled away to reveal the truth.– Dan Totten     

Publishing Date:  7/27/2021

Written by:  Kevin O’Brien

Read by:  Kyle Tait

Hell Bent

Cate Corvin presents Book 5 in the Razing Hell series. Contains mature themes.

Note: Melisande is back for the final showdown with Queen Ereshkigal in this Hell shattering finale in the Razing Hell series. At the foot of the Queen of Death’s throne with a pretty collar around her neck, Melisande refuses to remain a caged bird while her men risk certain death to free her. Alexander Cendese and Sarah Puckett deliver an impassioned narration that will push you to the very edge of your seat.– Ashley Fortier

Publishing Date: 7/27/21

Written by: Cate Corvin

Read by: Sarah Puckett, Alexander Cendese

The Secret Recipe for Moving On

When Ellie is dumped by her boyfriend, she’s forced to make new friends (while watching her ex swoon over his new girlfriend) in The Secret Recipe for Moving On, a smart and funny YA debut from Karen Bischer.

Note: The only thing worse for Ellie than being dumped by her boyfriend? Being forced to spend the “life skills” class with them both and put into a group with the school’s misfits! In this fun YA romance, we get to watch Ellie heal from heartbreak & learn more about herself—maybe even fall in love. For fans of Jenny Han & Morgan Matson, you’ll devour this sweet treat! – Kelly Srubas

Publishing Date: 7/27/21

Written by: Karen Bischer

Read by: Amanda Friday

Picks of the Week-July 5

Summer is here! That means plenty of hours sitting pool and beachside, road trips, and of course, 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.

Blood’s Echo (Veranda Cruz Mystery book 1)

Isabella Maldonado presents Book 1 in the Veranda Cruz series. Contains mature themes.

Note: I love when crime authors have firsthand experience in law enforcement, criminal justice, psychology, or a field that brings them close to the action that they’re writing about. Author Isabella Maldonado spent twenty-two years on the force in roles such a police officer, hostage investigator, and even commander of the Special Investigations and Forensics Division. Her characters are real and the storyline plausible in a genre that sometimes goes a step too far into the absurd. If you fly through this series (book 2 releases September 14 and book 3 releases September 28) – check out her newer release, The Cipher, which is in development for a Netflix film starring Jennifer Lopez.  – Jenn Eschrich

Publishing Date: 7/20/21

Written by: Isabella Maldonado

Read by: Raquel Beattie

An Early Grave

Robert McCracken presents Book 1 in the DI Tara Grogan series.

Note: Fans of strong heroines and thrilling mysteries will love the first book in Robert McCracken’s DI Tara Grogan series!- Maddy Collins

Publishing Date: 7/20/21

Written by: Robert McCracken

Read by: Henrietta Meire

Rainbow in the Dark: The Autobiography

The long-awaited autobiography by one of heavy metal’s most revered icons, treasured vocalists, and front man for three legendary bands—Rainbow, Black Sabbath, and Dio.

Note: The long-awaited autobiography from the late, great rock and roll icon.  Ronnie James Dio takes you on a journey from his start in upstate New York, all the way through the sold-out arenas and stadiums during the pinnacle of his career.  Throughout the book, Dio candidly gives you a front row seat on the highs and lows of rock and roll stardom and how he was able to keep himself grounded through all the chaos the surrounds him.  Heavy Metal! – Scott Smith

Publishing Date: 7/27/2021

Written by: Ronnie James Dio, with Mick Wall and Wendy Dio

Read by: Daniel Thomas May

Privacy is Power: Why and How You Should Take Back Control of Your Data

Privacy Is Power calls for the end of the data economy and proposes concrete measures to bring that end about, offering practical solutions, both for policymakers and ordinary citizens.

Note: Carissa Veliz’s Privacy is Power offers a practical look at how corporations exploit our data and what we can do about it.- Greg Souza

Publishing Date: 7/27/2021

Written by: Carissa Veliz

Read by: Rachel Perry

Picks of the Week-June 21

Summer is here! That means plenty of hours sitting pool and beachside, road trips, and of course, 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.

Wraithblade

S. M. Boyce presents Book 1 in the Wraithblade series.

Note: From veteran epic fantasy author, S.M. Boyce, comes a new series perfect for fans of Bryce O’Connor.- Greg Souza

Written by: S.M. Boyce

Read by: Wayne Mitchell

Publishing Date: 6/15/2021

The Ones We’re Meant to Find

Perfect for fans of Rick Yancey and Marie Lu, The Ones We’re Meant to Find is a sci-fi fantasy with mind-blowing twists, ready to burst onto the YA scene, from the critically-acclaimed Descendant of the Crane author, Joan He.

Note: In this instant New York Times Bestseller, two sisters are separated in a climate-ravaged world and fight to find one another. Cee’s memories have disappeared, well all but the fact that she has a sister, and is determined to get off the abandoned island she found herself on and cross the ocean to find her. Kasey is a STEM prodigy who is helping save the world from climate decay, but something keeps nagging at her to find her sister. If you’re a fan of Marie Lu’s Warrior Crossed, you will love this epic sci-fi! -Kelly Srubas

Publishing Date: 6/22/21

Author: Joan He

Narrator: Nancy Wu

The Uncensored Picture of Dorian Gray

Note: This version of The Picture of Dorian Gray most closely reflects what Wilde initially intended, before his editors altered sections deemed immoral or offensive. Tantor’s production marks the first time this version of the classic text will be heard in audio. Narrated by two-time Audie Award winner Edoardo Ballerini, of The Sopranos, 24, and Boardwalk Empire fame. -Aaron Piccirillo

Publishing Date: 6/22/21

Written by: Oscar Wilde

Read by: Edoardo Ballerini

Beat Breast Cancer Like A Boss

Edie Falco, Sheryl Crow, Athena Jones, Heidi Heitkamp, and an inspiring array of other breast cancer survivors and “previvors” lend their voices to this collection of powerful stories.

Note: Award-winning journalist, Ali, brings together amazing stories by strong women about their experiences with a cancer diagnosis. Stories from Sheryl Crow, Athena Jones, Jadyn Smith and many more, talk about their diagnoses, how they told loved ones, treatment options and their work/life/cancer balance. These stories are personal to Ali; when she test positive for the BRCA1 genetic mutation at age twenty and decided to undergo a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy before even graduating college. Ali does a beautiful job compiling and editing others stories while also including her own story, you don’t want to miss Beat Breast Cancer Like A Boss. -Jordan Spellman

Publishing Date: 6/22/2021

Written by: Ali Rogin

Read by: Raechel Wong

 

Wild Souls:  Freedom and Flourishing in the Non-Human World

From an acclaimed environmental writer, a groundbreaking and provocative new vision for our relationships with—and responsibilities toward—the planet’s wild animals.

Note:  From the author of Rambunctious Garden comes a new book that looks at how humans and non-humans can co-exist in a world whose wilds are rapidly disappearing.  Tackling tough philosophical and scientific questions, this book will be sure to get you thinking about our place in this world and our responsibilities to its other inhabitants. -Dan Totten

Publishing Date:  6/29/2021

Written by:  Emma Marris

Read by:  Amy Landon

Picks of the Week-June 14

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.

Untangling a Red, White, and Black Heritage

Examining the legacy of racial mixing in Indian Territory through the land and lives of two families, one of Cherokee Freedman descent and one of Muscogee Creek heritage, Darnella Davis’s memoir writes a new chapter in the history of racial mixing on the frontier.

Note: Using personal family history and scholarly research, Darnella Davis opens wide the discussion of racial mixing in Indian Territory and the effects this rarely discussed heritage has on identity and national history.  -Kim Budnick

Publishing Date: 6/15/2021

Written by: Darnella Davis

Read by: Janina Edwards

Horrid

From the author of You Must Not Miss comes a haunting contemporary horror novel that explores themes of mental illness, rage, and grief, twisted with spine-chilling elements of Stephen King and Agatha Christie.

Note: A haunting contemporary horror for fans of Stephen King and Agatha Christie, Leno confronts mental illness head on. Returning to your childhood home and readjusting to school life after your father’s death isn’t easy, it’s even harder when your mother is keeping an insidious secret locked within storage room that isn’t so empty as you’d once thought. Come take a look inside—I dare you. -Ashley Fortier

Publishing Date: 6/15/21

Written by: Katrina Leno

Read by: Heather Costa

Loving Deep (Steele Ridge Book 3)

Tracey Devlyn presents Book 4 in the Steele Ridge series. Contains mature themes.

Note: Romance? Check. Drama? Check. Keeps you sitting on the edge of your seat? Check! Loving Deep is such a great mix of family dynamics and tension filled romance that you’ll keep flipping the pages until the end. In the third installment of Steele Ridge, Britt & Miranda find themselves in a fight over Miranda’s family land. This steamy enemies to lovers is one you don’t want to miss! -Kelly Srubas

Publishing Date: 6/15/21

Written by: Tracey Devlyn

Read by: Tor Thom

Ellis Island: A People’s History

A dramatic, multi-vocal account of the personal agonies and ecstasies that played out within the walls of Ellis Island, as told by Poland’s greatest living journalist. This is the people’s history of Ellis Island—the people who passed through it, and the people who were turned away from it.

Note: We have all heard the stories and seen the photos of the huddled masses arriving at Ellis Island, but how many of us have heard the firsthand accounts of their experiences? Step back in time and listen to newly unearthed commentaries from those who passed through and worked at Ellis Island. Once thought lost to history, these diverse testimonies inspire the imagination and bring us closer to one of the United States’ most enigmatic and fabled locations. -Sonia Brand-Fisher

Publishing Date: 6/15/2021

Written by: Małgorzata Szejnert, translated by Sean Gasper Bye 

Read by: Carlotta Brentan

Picks of the Week- June 7

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.

Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago

In Heat Wave, Eric Klinenberg takes us inside the anatomy of the metropolis to conduct what he calls a “social autopsy,” examining the social, political, and institutional organs of the city that made this urban disaster so much worse than it ought to have been.

Note: Eric Klinenberg’s Heat Wave examines the historical Chicago heat wave that burned with temperatures above 100 degrees for a week in July of 1995. The heat wave buckled city streets, collapsed the city’s power grid leaving many without power for two days and left 700 residents dead, most of them elderly people, who died isolated and alone.  Using the heat wave as a paradigm Klinenberg exposes the culpability of a strained and aging city infrastructure and growing climate change concerns which continue to threaten America’s cities today yet are still largely ignored. More than a just a book about weather Heat Wave investigates the social structure of a city that could allow such a disaster to take place and offers a warning that status quo policies of relief over prevention will only lead to more tragedies like this. -Nicholas Pouliot

Publishing Date: 06/08/2021

Written by: Eric Klinenberg

Read by: Michael Butler Murray

Afterlife: Ghostland 2.0

Duncan Ralston presents Book 2 in the Ghostland Trilogy.

Note: Author Duncan Ralston presents Afterlife: Ghostland 2.0, book 2 of his thrilling Ghostland Trilogy series! Set six months after the events of Ghostland, protagonists Lilian Roth and Ben Laramie band together yet again to protect the public from a hostile army of ghouls. This is absolutely a series for any horror fans looking for adventure and terror to keep an eye on! -Desiree Lynch

Publishing Date: 6/8/2021

Written by: Duncan Ralston

Read by: Joe Hempel

Raven’s Castle

Andrey Vasilyev presents Book 1 in the Raven Disciples series.

Note: For fans of Luke Chmilenko and Kirill Klevanski, this exciting new book by Andrey Vasilyev will take you on a fantastical voyage filled with magic and intrigue.- Kristen Hummel

Publishing Date: 6/15/2021

Written by: Andrey Vasilyev

Read by: James Fouhey

The Slaughtered Lamb Bookstore and Bar

Seana Kelly presents Book 1 in the Sam Quinn series. Contains mature themes.

Note: The Slaughtered Lamb Bookstore and Bar will drag you in and make you not want to stop listening! You will quickly become invested in Sam and her mysterious past. This story has every supernatural creature you could want make an appearance. Seana Kelly does an amazing job building this supernatural world. This is a must listen for any supernatural romance fan! -Jannah McCowan

Publishing Date: 6/15/21

Written by: Seana Kelly

Read by: Samantha Desz

Picks of the Week-February 15

We hope that you’ve all kept your resolutions to read or listen to more books! 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.

Soar, Adam, Soar

From early childhood, through coming out first as a lesbian and then as a man, and his battles with epilepsy and refusal to give in, Soar, Adam, Soar chronicles Adam Prashaw’s drive to define himself, his joyful spirit, and his love of life, which continues to conquer all.

Note: Along with his son’s own words, former priest, Rick Prashaw, lovingly retells his son’s story of coming out as a lesbian, then as a man, all while struggling with epilepsy. Read by John Dickhout, recipient and “caretaker of Adam’s heart” Soar, Adam, Soar, pays tribute to Adam’s life and the joy he brought to everything and everyone around him. -Kim Budnick

Publishing Date: 2/16/2021     

Written by: Rick Prashaw

Read by: John Dickhout

                                                                                                                                  

Spin with Me

From the author of the critically acclaimed Gracefully Grayson comes a thoughtful and sensitive middle-grade novel about non-binary identity and first love, Ami Polonsky’s Spin with Me.

Note: From the author of the critically acclaimed Gracefully Grayson, Ami’s newest book tackles falling in love for the first time. When Essie meets Ollie, a non-binary student at her new school, she starts realizing that moving might not be too bad. This sweet and enchanting novel is a must-read! -Kelly Srubas

Publishing Date: 2/16/21

Written by: Ami Polonsky

Read by: Amanda Dolan

In Defense of Plants

In his debut book, internationally recognized blogger and podcaster Matt Candeias celebrates the nature of plants and the extraordinary world of plant organisms.

Note: A fascinating exploration of the lives of plants, written by an expert on the subject. For fans of Michael Pollan, David Attenborough, or Peter Wohlleben. -Aaron Piccirillo

Publishing Date: 2/16/21

Written by: Matt Candeias

Read by: Matthew Boston

The Bitterwine Oath

Every fifty years, a cult claims twelve men to murder in a small Texas town. Can one girl end the cycle of violence—and save the boy who broke her heart?

Note: For fans of Shea Ernshaw and Kara Thomas comes a tale of magic, murder, and vengeance. Every twelve years in San Solano, Texas twelve men are marked to die, can Nat save them and clear her great-great-grandmother’s name? -Ashley Fortier

Publishing Date: 2/16/21

Written by: Hannah West

Read by: Reba Buhr

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- 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- October 5

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.

We Are All in Shock: Energy Healing for Traumatic Times

Have you tried to “snap out of it” but just can’t seem to? We Are All in Shock shows how you can move past traumas—grounded in psychology, energy medicine, and neurobiology—to reclaim your health and potential through energy healing.

Note: For many of us, whether we know it at this stage or not, COVID-19 has triggered shock as we deal with loss of those around us and the anxieties of navigating through a changed world. Stephanie Mines’ WE ARE ALL IN SHOCK helps listeners better understand what shock is and how to take steps to heal it – a book for ALL of us. -Jenn Eschrich

Publishing Date: 10/1/20

Written by: Stephanie Mines, PhD

Narrated by: Coleen Marlo

Revelations: Ancient Origins

Robert Storey presents Book 1 in the Ancient Origins series.

Note: Tomb Raider and Uncharted, but with apocalyptic stakes: check out Revelations, the first novel in the epic sci-fi adventure series by Robert Storey. -Greg Souza

Publishing Date: 10/6/2020 

Written by: Robert Storey

Narrated by: Gildart Jackson

Hard Pass

Sara Ney presents Book 1 in the Trophy Boyfriends series. Contains mature themes.

Note: USA Today Bestselling Author Sara Ney is back with a new twist on sports romance. In the first book in her new series Trophy Boyfriends series, Noah maybe a Professional baseball player but he is not the most attractive one. Can Noah get the girl to fall in love with him before she sees his face? Listen to find out!-Jannah McCowan

Publishing Date: 10/6/2020 

Written by: Sara Ney

Narrated by: Mia Madison, Alexander Cendese

Double Trouble

Gretchen Archer presents Book 9 in the Davis Way Crime Caper series.

Note: In the 9th book in this hilarious and heartwarming series, Davis Way finds herself up to her neck in trouble and Elvises.  That’s right, there’s an Elvis convention in town and as Davis tries to unravel her latest mystery there are Elvises everywhere she looks.  This one is sure to make you laugh and keep you guessing along with the colorful cast of characters.  If you like Susan M. Boyer and Jana Deleon, you have to check this one out! -Dan Totten

Publishing Date: 10/13/2020 

Written by: Gretchen Archer

Narrated by: Amber Benson