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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

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 23

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.

 

To Kill a Fae

C. S. Wilde presents Book 1 in the Hollowcliff Detectives series.

Note: To Kill a Fae is an exciting start to a series packed with magic, mystery, and compelling characters. Fans of Annette Marie will love this! –Maddy Collins

Publishing date: 3/24/2020

Written by C.S. Wilde

Narrated by Cris Dukehart

Break in Case of Emergency

Set in a small town in the 1990s, this is the story of a girl on the edge—of a breakdown, of family secrets, of learning who she really is.

Note: A raw and heartfelt story about a young girl learning to deal with her demons while also navigating family and friendships. For fans of It’s Kind of a Funny Story and How It Feels to Float, this book is sure to suck you in. –Kelly Srubas

Publishing date: 3/31/2020

Written by Brian Francis

Narrated by Chloe Cannon

Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland

With the same skill, style, and storytelling flair that made his bestselling Capote a landmark literary biography, Gerald Clarke sorts through the secrets and the scandals, the legends and the lies, to create a portrait of Judy Garland as candid as it is compassionate.

Note: A candid and colorful biography of the enigmatic entertainer and icon, Judy Garland. For those captivated by Renee Zellweger’s recent Oscar-winning performance in “Judy.”–Sonia Brand-Fisher

Publishing date: 3/31/2020

Written by Gerald Clarke

Narrated by Erin Bennett

Usual Cruelty: The Complicity of Lawyers in the Criminal Injustice System

From an award-winning civil rights lawyer, a profound challenge to our society’s normalization of the caging of human beings, and the role of the legal profession in perpetuating it.

Note: Every day, half a million people are jailed merely because they can’t afford to pay bail. Alec Karakatsanis, an award-winning civil rights lawyer known for, uses USUAL CRUELTY to challenge American society’s normalization of this common practice. The New Yorker calls this work “Passionately argued. . . . Karakatsanis sets out the moral and political philosophy that drives his work—that criminal law, and the manner in which it is selectively enforced, is a reflection of ‘power, racial bias, and economic self-interest.’”–Molly Miller

Publishing date: 3/31/2020

Written by Alec Karakatsanis

Narrated by George Newbern

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 9

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.

Hate Inc.

Part tirade, part confessional from the celebrated Rolling Stone journalist, Hate Inc. reveals that what most people think of as “the news” is, in fact, a twisted wing of the entertainment business.

Note: A perfect book to help you sort through the chaos of the 2020 election cycle and the media that covers it. For fans of Ryan Holiday’s Trust Me I’m Lying and Daniel Boorstin’s The Image. —Aaron Piccirillo

Publishing date: 03/10/2020

Written by Matt Taibbi

Narrated by Robert Fass

I Want You Gone

A must-listen psychological thriller from the author of the Dr. Pippa Durrant Mystery series.

Note: The one obituary you never want to read – is your own. A gripping new psychological thriller perfect for fans of Natalie Barelli and K.L. Slater. —Ashley Fortier

Publishing date: 03/17/2020

Written by Miranda Rijks

Narrated by Gemma Dawson

Druid Vices and Vodka

Annette Marie presents Book 6 in The Guild Codex: Spellbound series.

Note: Woven with wit and Annette Marie’s transfiguring storytelling magic, be prepared to be Spellbound once again! — Kara Boucher

Publishing date: 03/17/2020

Written by Annette Marie

Narrated by Cris Dukehart

Presidential Misconduct: From George Washington to Today

The only comprehensive study of American presidents’ misconduct and the ways in which chief executives and members of their official families have responded to the charges brought against them, this new edition is designed to serve the same purpose as the original 1974 report: to provide the historical context and metric against which the actions of the current administration may be assessed.

Note: History buffs will love this is an enthralling dive into the controversies that surrounded US Presidents of the past and present! — Desiree Lynch

Publishing date: 03/17/2020

Written by James M. Banner, Jr.

Narrated by Mike Chamberlain

May 2018 Audiobook Giveaway I am Justice

Read by Dara Rosenberg

Diana Munoz Stewart presents the first book in the Band of Sisters series. Read full description

“A high-octane adventure…Muñoz Stewart discusses such sensitive topics as human trafficking, sexual violence, and sexism, which are rarely examined in romantic suspense, while the diverse members of the Parish family and their mission to protect women everywhere give these topics a little more hope than usual” – Booklist

 

How to Win This MP3-CD Audiobook

  1. Send an email to contests@tantor.com
  2. Put the word “Justice” in the subject line.

Entries must be received by May 31, 2018. Open to US only.

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Congratulations to Peter Berkrot, Tantor winner of last month’s giveaway of
Mysteries of Pittsburgh. Thank you to all that entered!

February 2018 Audiobook Giveaway Heart Berries

 Read by Rainy Fields

Heart Berries is a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman’s coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in the Pacific Northwest. Read the full description.

“I am so grateful to Terese Marie Mailhot, a fiery new voice, whose words devoured my heart.” —Kyo Maclear, bestselling author of Birds Art Life

 

 

How to Win This MP3-CD Audiobook

  1. Send an email to contests@tantor.com
  2. Put the word “Berries” in the subject line.

Entries must be received by Feb 28, 2018. Open to US only.

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Congratulations to JB Aldrich Tantor, winner of last month’s giveaway of The Outcasts of Time. Thank you to all that entered.

Around the World in Eighty Wines

By Kaleigh Lawson

My love affair with wine started out  just because I really enjoyed drinking wine. At the time I couldn’t tell you much about the stuff. It wasn’t until I started blogging about fermented grapes that I started to realize how complex and quite fascinating wine really is.

My interest in wine has only continued to blossom, and to this day I continue my journey to learn more about wine and try different varietals. Did you know that a grape from one country can and does taste different from a grape grown in another country due to the climate and soil?  Naturally, when I came across Around the World in Eighty Wines I had to listen to discover more about wine and which wines that Mike Veseth sampled along his adventures.

The book is exactly what you think it is. It’s a detailed account of wine from different parts of the world with some fascinating facts and stories about wine—80 to be exact. While Veseth obviously wasn’t able to taste every single wine from the regions he visited (as cool as that would be) he was able to sip on varieties many of us will never have the opportunity to try. I guess I will have to just live vicariously through his description of Venissa wine produced in a lagoon in Venice, Italy and the Domaine de Bargylus made in Syria.

As far as the audio goes, I thought Eric Michael Summerer’s narration was very clear and easy to follow along. This is definitely something I recommend adding to your listening list!

January 2018 Audiobook Giveaway of The Outcasts of Time

Read by James Cameron Stewart

From the author described by the London Times as “the most remarkable historian of our time” comes a stunning, high-concept time-travel adventure that is perfect for fans of S. J. Parris and Kate Mosse. Read full description.

“The period immersion in this unusual tale of time travel and redemption comes close in detail and tone to Jack Finney’s Time and Again and From Time to Time, as well as Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series. Highly recommended.” —Library Journal, Starred Review

How to Win This MP3-CD Audiobook

  1. Send an email to contests@tantor.com
  2. Put the word “Mortimer” in the subject line.

Entries must be received by Jan 31, 2018. Open to US only.

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Congratulations to Theresa Govette, winner of last month’s giveaway of Mad Hatters and March of Hares. Thank you to all that entered.