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Picks of the Week–June 29

Summer is in full swing, which means we will be spending more time outside and will need something new to listen to of course! 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 Hacker and the State

Few national-security threats are as potent—or as nebulous—as cyber attacks. Ben Buchanan reveals how hackers are transforming spycraft and statecraft, catching us all in the crossfire, whether we know it or not.

Note: The world is moving ever more into cyberspace, and in this realm, hackers wield more power than ever before. Ben Buchanan’s The Hacker and the State investigates challenges to information security on a global level, and how nations have assimilated hacker tactics and adapted to this new normal. -Aaron Piccirillo

Publishing date: 6/30/2020

Written by Ben Buchanan

Narrated by Christopher Grove

 

The Dead Girls Club

A supernatural thriller in the vein of A Head Full of Ghosts about two young girls, a scary story that becomes far too real, and the tragic—and terrifying—consequences that follow one of them into adulthood.

Note: Walters has crafted a twisted thriller of monsters and murder. A macabre supernatural tale that will keep you guessing until the end. -Kara Boucher

Publishing date: 6/30/2020

Written by Damien Angelica

Narrated by Walters Devon Sorvari

 

Shards of Frost

Suzanne Wright presents Book 5 in the Mercury Pack series. Contains mature themes.

Note: Shifter fans get ready – the long-awaited audio conclusion to The Mercury Pack series is here… with Jill Redfield. You won’t be disappointed! (And if you’re a shifter fan who hasn’t been introduced to Suzanne Wright’s amazing worlds yet, get on it! Her newest series, The Olympus Pride, premiers in audio next month.) -Jenn Eschrich

Publishing date: 6/30/2020

Written by Suzanne Wright

Narrated by Jill Redfield

 

From You to Me

K. A. Holt’s beautiful new novel is about grieving and growing up, and the ripples loss creates for a girl, a family, and a community.

Note: Coming from the author of award-winning House Arrest is a heartwarming coming-of-age story about a girl who learns how to cope and live her life after her older sister passes away. If you love books like Blended and Echo’s Sister, you’re sure to love From You to Me! -Kelly Srubas

Publishing date: 6/30/2020

Written by K.A. Holt

Narrated by Rachel Jacobs

 

The Fainting Room

Set in suburban Connecticut in 1983, The Fainting Room is about a young girl with a Philip Marlowe alter ego who becomes involved in a bizarre and ultimately destructive love triangle with a troubled married couple who take her in for the summer. Contains mature themes.

Note: When Ray and Evelyn take in a sixteen-year-old girl with no place to stay for the summer, the cracks in their marriage begin to show. Ingrid, with her blue hair, pet iguana, and “Detective Slade” alter-ego, becomes the catalyst in this intense story of secrets and desire. Dark and alluring with a dash of detective noir, The Fainting Room is perfect for fans of The Glass Hotel and All Adults Here. -Kim Budnick

Publishing date: 6/30/2020

Written by Sarah Pemberton Strong

Narrated by Khristine Hvam

Picks of the Week- June 22

Summer is in full swing, which means we will be spending more time outside and will need something new to listen to of course! 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.

 

Paris France

In Paris France Stein unites her childhood memories of Paris with her observations about everything from art and war to love and cooking. The result is an unforgettable glimpse into a bygone era, one on the brink of revolutionary change.

Note: In this classic memoir, Gertrude Stein unites her childhood memories of Paris with her observations about everything from art and war to love and cooking. The result is an unforgettable glimpse into a bygone era, one on the brink of revolutionary change. -Molly Miller

Publishing date: 6/23/2020

Written by Gertrude Stein

Narrated by Tanya Eby

The Prepper’s Water Survival Guide

No source is left untapped in this all-encompassing guide to supplying life-saving water after a disaster.

Note: Blogger Daisy Luther of TheOrganicPrepper.com has written the ultimate water survival guide for the everyday person. In this book, Daisy provides step-by-step instructions on how to have constant access to one of the world’s most vital resource, water! This book will teach you many techniques such as how to collect rainwater, treating water from lakes and rivers, and digging your own well for groundwater, preparing anyone for survival if disaster should strike. -Jordan Spellman

Publishing date: 6/23/2020

Written by Daisy Luther

Narrated by Emily Durante

The QB Bad Boy and Me

The funny, steal-your-heart breakout story about a cheerleader, a sexy football player, and the chaos of trying not to fall in love.

Note: From Wattpad sensation, Tay Marley comes a funny romance about a reluctant cheerleader and sexy football player. Falling for this bad boy QB could cost this cheerleader her dream of going to college for dance…..and possible her heart. This is a MUST read for fans of Abbi Glines and Beth Reekles. -Jannah McCowan

Publishing date: 6/23/2020

Written by Tay Marley

Narrated by Caitlin Kelly

Suspicious Minds: Why We Believe Conspiracy Theories

In Suspicious Minds, Rob Brotherton explores the history and consequences of conspiracism and delves into the research that offers insights into why so many of us are drawn to implausible, unproven and unprovable conspiracy theories.

Note: What makes the human brain prone to conspiracy theories? Rob Brotherton explores the history, psychology, and repercussions of our willingness to believe the unbelievable. Fans of Michael Shermer will enjoy this deep exploration of the realm between plausibility and paranoia. -Sonia Brand-Fisher

Publishing date: 6/30/2020

Written by Rob Brotherton

Narrated by Charles Constant

 

 

Picks of the Week- June 15

It is June, which means we will be spending more time outside and will need something new to listen to of course! 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.

Three Roads to the Alamo: The Lives and Fortunes of David Crockett, James Bowie, and William Barret Travis

Three Roads to the Alamo is the definitive book about the lives of David Crockett, James Bowie, and William Barret Travis—the legendary frontiersmen and fighters who met their destiny at the Alamo in one of the most famous and tragic battles in American history—and about what really happened in that battle.

Note: Most Americans know the phrase “Remember the Alamo”! but not all the know the story behind it. William Davis takes the listener across early America and down the dusty roads to the Alamo, where we meet three very different men; two of whom were American folk heroes, legends in their own right before heading South, the third an ambitious land speculator who left his family back east to try to make it the new Republic of Texas. They fought for freedom and died for the cause of independence, and this is their story. -Nick Pouliot

Publishing date: 6/10/2020

Written by William C. Davis

Narrated by David Colacci

 

The Deadly Dinner Party

The Deadly Dinner Party presents fifteen edge-of-your-seat, real-life medical detective stories written by a practicing physician.

Note: What would you get if you combined House and Sherlock Holmes? This book! Take a deep dive into some of history’s most fascinating medical mysteries. As accessible and thrilling as the best thriller novels, this one is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. -Dan Totten

Publishing date: 6/16/2020

Written by Jonathan A. Edlow

Narrated by Joel Richards

 

Brave Enough

Travel with Olympic gold medalist Jessie Diggins on her compelling journey from America’s heartland to international sports history, navigating challenges and triumphs with rugged grit and a splash of glitter.

Note: Jessie Diggins, the first-ever cross-country skiing Olympic gold medalist from the US, tells the story of how she made sports history. In her inspiring memoir, Diggins recounts her successes and the struggles she overcame in her journey to the podium.  -Maddy Collins

Publishing date: 6/16/2020

Written by Jessie Diggins (with Todd Smith)

Narrated by Allyson Ryan

 

Burden

Lila Felix presents Book 1 in the Bayou Bear Chronicles.

Note: Isolated Echo is bound to a clan she is trapped in until a comforting companion gives her a sense of belonging. Burden is the perfect paranormal romance for readers looking for a sweet story of love and acceptance, and an exciting start to Lila Felix’s Bayou Bear series. -Desiree Lynch

Publishing date: 6/16/2020

Written by Lila Felix

Narrated by Alex Knox

Picks of the Week- June 8

June is finally here, which means we will be spending more time outside and will need something new to listen to of course! 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.

 

American Pandemic: The Lost Worlds Of The 1918 Influenza Epidemic

American Pandemic offers a much-needed corrective to the silence surrounding the 1918 influenza outbreak.

Note: A haunting account of the deadliest pandemic in recorded history and how it was quickly forgotten in the American mind soon after.  Many of the stories featured prove eerily similar to those happening during the current ongoing crisis. –Scott Smith

Publishing date: 6/9/2020

Written by Nancy Bristow

Narrated by Karen White

 

Winds of Wrath

Taylor Anderson presents Book 15 in the Destroyermen series.

Note: The 15th book in the Destroyermen series delivers all the expected action and suspense that the series is known for! Fifteen books in, and Anderson continues to surprise and delight with his riveting alternate history series! –Ron Formica

Publishing date: 6/9/2020

Written by Taylor Anderson

Narrated by P.J. Ochlan

 

A Wicked Snow

Gregg Olsen presents a must-listen supernatural thriller.

Note: Award-winning author and NYT bestselling author Gregg Olsen’s first-ever novel is now finally coming to audiobook format. With an excellent narration by Audie Award-nominated narrator Karen Peakes, this novel will scare you, and you’ll love it. –Ashley Fortier

Publishing date: 6/9/2020

Written by Gregg Olsen

Narrated by Karen Peakes

 

Twenty Palaces: A Prequel

Harry Connolly presents Book 1 in the Twenty Palaces series.

Note: In the exciting prequel to the Twenty Palaces series, we explore the origins of title character Ray and his descend into the mysterious underbellies of the paranormal underworld. Filled with magic, mystery, and suspense, this book will lead you on a thrilling ride. –Kristen Hummel

Publishing date: 6/10/2020

Written by Harry Connolly

Narrated by Daniel Thomas May

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