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Picks of the Week-July 25

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. Roadtrips, poolside, or beachside? We’ve got you covered!

That Time in Paris

Logan Ryles presents Book 1 in the Wolfgang Pierce series.

Note: For fans of the Jack Ryan series and Gray Man series, Wolfgang Pierce is a multi-city espionage series that will keep you on your toes. All 6 books will be releasing from Tantor in 2022, so get ready to binge! – Jenn Eschrich

Written by: Logan Ryles

Read by: Kyle Tait

Publishing Date: July 19, 2022

Can’t Go Home

Melinda Di Lorenzo presents Book 1 in the Trinity Calhoun Mystery series. Contains mature themes.

Written by: Melinda Di Lorenzo

Read by: Nikki Zakocs

Publishing Date: 7/19/22          

Note: The first book in a new mystery series by Melinda Di Lorenzo and you do not want to miss this one! Trinity rushes back to her hometown when she finds out there was disappearance that is awfully similar to one from 20 years ago. Will Trinity be able to keep a clear head and figure it out or will she let her judgment get in the way? –Jordan Spellman

American Urbanist: How William H. Whyte’s Unconventional Wisdom Reshaped Public Life

This biography offers a rare glimpse into the mind of William H. Whyte, an iconoclast whose healthy skepticism of the status quo can help guide our efforts to create the kinds of places we want to live in today.

Note: Touted by The New York Times as “A marvelous new biography” American Urbanist tells the story of the work and genius of William Whyte, the urbanist and author who was an early leader in the environmental conservation and urban preservation movements. Author Richard Rein offers the listener a comprehensive biography that fully explains the influence Whyte’s ideas and writing had on American’s everyday life. From his advocacy against groupthink in corporate America to his push to preserve farmland to his ideas about public spaces in urban centers Whyte managed to shape the discourse of today’s economy, contemporary city management, and occupational innovation and creativity. This audiobook is a must-have for those seeking insight into urban planning, social issues, and the actual working order of the modern world. – Nick Pouliot

Publishing Date: 07/19/2022

Written by: Richard K. Rein

Read by: Tom Lemmon

As You Look

Verónica Gutiérrez presents Book 1 in the Yolanda Ávila Mystery series.

Note: Book One in a new series from Verónica Gutiérrez that’s full of suspense, mystery, and twists that will keep you guessing! -Kristen Hummel

Publishing Date: 7/26/2022

Written by: Verónica Gutiérrez

Read by: Kyla García

The Mind of a Bee

Exploring an insect whose sensory experiences rival those of humans, The Mind of a Bee reveals the singular abilities of some of the world’s most incredible creatures.

Note:  A groundbreaking look into the intelligence of bees, leading biologist and bee expert Lars Chittka takes listeners on a journey into the world of bees, showing beyond any reasonable doubt that bees have awareness, memories, basic emotions, intelligence, and personalities.  This book is a game-changer on how one perceives the actual intelligence of one of the most important insects in the animal world.- Scott Smith

Publishing Date: 7/26/2022

Written by:  Lars Chittka

Read by: Michael Butler Murray

Picks of the Week-July 18

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. Roadtrips, poolside, or beachside? We’ve got you covered!

Predictive Astrology: Tools to Forecast Your Life and Create Your Brightest Future

A groundbreaking work that offers deep insights and astrological techniques for bringing the future to light.

Note: The new edition of this groundbreaking guide is perfect for those curious about parsing the future and interpreting their destiny. Bernadette Brady draws on her decades of expertise to invite new and experienced practitioners alike into the world of predictive astrology. – Sonia Brand-Fisher

Publishing Date: 7/1/22

Written by: Bernadette Brady

Read by: Rosemary Benson

Goddess of Filth

One hot summer night, best friends Lourdes, Fernanda, Ana, Perla, and Pauline hold a séance. It’s all fun and games at first, but their tipsy laughter turns to terror when the flames burn straight through their prayer candles. As Father Moreno’s obsession with Fernanda grows, Lourdes enlists the help of her “bruja Craft crew” and a professor, Dr. Camacho, to understand what is happening to her friend in this unholy tale of possession-gone-right. Contains mature themes.

Note: Castro delivers a gorgeously crafted horror story and a powerful coming-of-age tale that explores female sexuality, the bonds of friendship, and spiritual self-discovery. Fans of Mexican Gothic will love Goddess of Filth. – Kim Budnick

Publishing Date: 07/12/2022

Written by: V. Castro

Read by: Stacy Gonzalez

America’s Great-Power Opportunity

In this timely intervention, Ali Wyne offers the first detailed critique of great-power competition as a foreign policy framework, warning that it could render the United States defensive and reactive.

Note: Since 1945, America has exerted great power and influence across the world. But over the last two decades, China and Russia have increasingly challenged that influence. How should the United States respond? Ali Wyne argues that rather than seeing this as an insurmountable challenge, it is in fact an opportunity to revitalize the nation’s global power and stature. – Aaron Piccirillo

Publishing Date: 7/12/22

Written by: Ali Wyne

Read by: Tristan Morris

Victory at Sea:  Naval Power and the Transformation of the Global Order in World War II

A sweeping, lavish one-volume history of the rise of American naval power during World War II.

Written by: Paul Kennedy

Read by:  James Cameron Stewart

Publishing Date:  4/12/2022

Note: Perfect for World War II buffs as well as those interested in international relations.  Kennedy looks at the rise (America) and falls (German, Japanese, French, Italian) of the navies involved in World War II.  Through this lens, he shines a light on the power balance in the world coming out of the war and through the years following it.- Dan Totten

Mobfather: The Story of a Wife and a Son Caught in the Web of the Mafia

In Mobfather, George Anastasia exposes what it really means to be married to the mob—and fathered by it. Based on years of reporting, thousands of pages of court testimony, and extensive interviews, Mobfather takes the listener deep into the heart of corruption. Contains mature themes.

Written by: George Anastasia

Read by: Tom Beyer

Publishing Date: 7/12/2022

Note: Summer is truly the perfect time for a new true crimes audiobook to sink into. Oftentimes though, you don’t learn about the family behind the mafia man; here, George Anastasia shares the story of a doomed marriage and a family life that fell apart as Tommy Del rose in the mafia. – Lindsey Wood

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-March 28

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.

Tink and Wendy

Told in three alternating perspectives—past, present, and excerpts from a book called Neverland: A History, written by Tink’s own fairy godmother—this queer adaptation is for anyone who has ever wondered if there might have been more to the story of Tinker Bell and the rest of the Peter Pan legend.

Note: Who really is Tinker Bell, and do we know her whole story? This queer reimagining of the classic, Peter Pan, brings an unexpected love triangle to life with humanity, complexity, and a little bit of magic.  – Sonia Brand-Fisher

Publishing Date: 3/29/2022

Written by: Kelly Ann Jacobson

Read by: Eleanor McCormick

The Leopard

K. V. Johansen presents Book 2 in the Gods of Caravan Road series. Contains mature themes.

Note: The winner of Italy’s prestigious Strega Prize for Fiction, this controversial novel is an essential work of 20th-century literature. – Greg Souza

Publishing Date: 03/29/2022

Written by: Giuseppe Di Lampedusa

Read by: Paul Woodson

You Can Run

Rebecca Zanetti presents Book 1 in the Laurel Snow series.

Note: A new romantic suspense series from NYT bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti, narrated by the talented veteran narrator, Amy Landon – this is a combination that can’t go wrong! – Jenn Eschrich

Publishing Date: 3/29/22

Written by: Rebecca Zanetti

Read by: Amy Landon

Taking Charge of Adult ADHD, Second Edition

From renowned ADHD researcher/clinician Russell A. Barkley, this is the book for you. Dr. Barkley takes you through the process of seeking professional help, addresses frequently asked questions about medications and other treatments, and offers a wealth of advice and tips—all science-based.

Note: Updated edition of the long-time bestseller.  A must-have for yourself or someone you know that may have, or thinks they have Adult ADHD.  Dr. Barkley offers new step-by-step strategies for overcoming challenges in specific areas, such as relationships, parenting, work, money management, and driving.  This book is the go-to for anyone looking for clinically proven advice on how to manage adult adhd.

Publishing Date:  3/29/2022

Written by: Russell A. Barkley, PhD

Read by: William Sarris

The Space Between

When it comes to conversations around politics and religion, it’s obvious we have a problem. The Space Between Us is for people who want to be part of a solution.

Note: A coming of age story, of two girls in high school that help find each other. Sarah, an unsure of herself, shy girl, who dresses in all black and doesn’t have any friends. Harper, the most popular girl in the school who takes one look at Sarah and can’t stop thinking about her. Despite the odds these two become a friendship duo until Sarah realizes that her feels might run deeper than friendship with Harper. – Jordan Spellman

Publishing Date: 3/29/22                         

Written by: Michelle L. Teichman

Read by: Abby Craden

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-December 6

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.


Drawing on trial transcripts, videotapes, newspaper articles, and interviews with key insiders, dissidents, and lawyers, John Wigger reveals the power of religion to redirect American culture. This is the story of a grand vision gone wrong, of the power of big religion in American life and its limits.

Note: In PTL, author John Wigger gives insight to the rise and scandalous fall of Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker’s empire. – Kristen Hummel

Publishing Date: 12/7/2021

Written by: John Wigger

Read by: L.J Ganser

Botanical Curses and Poisons

In Botanical Curses and Poisons, Fez Inkwright returns to folkloric and historical archives to reveal the fascinating, untold stories behind a variety of lethal plants, witching herbs, and funghi.

Note: Explore the mysteries of the world’s most dangerous plants as reflected in history, magic, religion, and folklore. Perfect for fans of Amy Stewart, Michael Pollan, and Merlin Sheldrake. – Aaron Piccirillo

Publishing Date: 12/7/21

Written by: Fez Inkwright

Read by: Leslie Howard

Silent Parade

Keigo Higashino presents Book 4 in the Detective Galileo series.

Note: Earphones-Award-winning narrator David Shih brings Edgar Award Finalist Keigo Higashino’s beloved Detective Galileo to life in the latest installment of the series.  Fans of Peter Grainger and Stieg Larsson will want to check this one out. – Dan Totten

Publishing Date: 12/14/2021

Written by: Keigo Higashino

Read by: David Shih

New Fiction Listens for November

Read by: Délé Ogundiran

Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author

From Africanfuturist luminary Okorafor comes a new science fiction novel of intense action and thoughtful rumination on biotechnology, destiny, and humanity in a near-future Nigeria.

Read by: The author

“Unapologetically bold and insightful.” —Publishers Weekly

Slug and Other Stories is a revised and expanded edition of a contemporary cult classic. Now in audio, this collection is a testament to the messy anti-logic of queer feelings by a revelatory new voice.

Read by: Stephanie Rose and Nelson Hobbs

New York Times bestselling author

Catch up with all of your favorite characters from Heidi McLaughlin’s bestselling Beaumont series as they gather together in Vermont to partake in the festivities of the holiday season.

Read by: Neil Hellegers

Experience the start of a Portal Fantasy Saga from the international bestseller Kevin J. Anderson, author of the Dune Prequels, Duke of Caladan, numerous Star Wars novels, and over 160 other books.

Read by: L. Malaika Cooper

“A satisfying cozy mystery with likable characters and clues galore.” —Novels Alive

In this must-listen new mystery series, fraternal twins Keaton and Koby will pull double duty when they take down a killer while preparing to open their new bookstore and soul-food café, Books & Biscuits.

Read by: Felicity Munroe and Sean Crisden

New York Times bestselling author

A’tam is the worst. Sure, he’s the prettiest man on the beach, but he’s a terrible listener. I’ve told him a dozen times that we’re not compatible—in SO many ways—and he refuses to take no for an answer. He had his chance with me, and he blew it. But A’tam thinks we should be mates.

Read by: Simon Vance

A stand-alone Jefferson Tayte novella from the author of the million-copy bestselling Jefferson Tayte Genealogical Mysteries.

Read by: Cindy Kay

New York Times bestselling author

The year is 1927, and Shanghai teeters on the edge of revolution. After sacrificing her relationship with Roma to protect him from the blood feud, Juliette has been a girl on the warpath.

Picks of the Week-November

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.

Devil’s Creek

About fifteen miles west of Stauford, Kentucky, lies Devil’s Creek. According to local legend, there used to be a church out there, home to the Lord’s Church of Holy Voices—a death cult where Jacob Masters preached the gospel of a nameless god. And like most legends, there’s truth buried among the roots and bones. Contains mature themes.

Note: Spooky season isn’t over yet! Horrifying childhood memories continue to haunt Jack as he flourishes in his art career, but everything comes to the surface when he goes back to Devil’s Creek, Kentucky, to settle his late grandmother’s estate. Home to the burned down Lord’s Church of Holy Voices, Jack is confronted by secrets that won’t stay hidden any longer. – Lindsey Wood

Publishing Date: 11/23/21

Written by: Todd Kiesling

Read by:  Danny Campbell

In the Shadow of Deimos

Mars is the new frontier for humanity in this epic saga of inspiring planetary exploration from Jane Killick, author of the Freelancer series.

Note: Check out an exciting sci-fi adventure courtesy of Jane Killick set in the world of the hit tabletop game, Terraforming Mars. -Greg Souza

Publishing Date: 11/30/2021

Written by: Jane Killick

Read by: Brian Holden

The Real Valkyrie

In the tradition of Stacy Schiff’s Cleopatra, Nancy Marie Brown lays to rest the hoary myth that Viking society was ruled by men and celebrates the dramatic lives of female Viking warriors.

Note: Nancy Marie Brown’s study proves that contrary to popular belief, women held a much greater role in Viking warrior culture than previously imagined. As she expertly reveals the fantasies we hold about history, gender, and culture, she brings the past into the sharp focus of the present – touching on some of the most pressing issues of our time. -Aaron Piccirillo

Publishing Date: 11/30/21

Author: Nancy Marie Brown

Narrator: Lu Banks

The Strategy of Denial: American Defense in an Age of Great Power Conflict

The most informed and in-depth reappraisal of America’s defense strategy in decades, this book outlines a rigorous but practical approach, showing how the United States can prepare to win a war with China that we cannot afford to lose—precisely in order to deter that war from happening.

Note: “One of the leading defense strategists presents the most thorough and thought-provoking looks at what the U.S. needs to do to prepare for an unlikely but possible conflict with China.  Colby explains in detail how its military strategy must change, and how it must prioritize these goals over its lesser interests.  A remarkable look into what a conflict such as this would entail and how we go about in preventing future escalations.” – Scott Smith

Written by: Elbridge A. Colby

Read by: Mike Lenz

Publishing Date: 11/30/2021

Picks of the Week-October 18

Tis’ the season for pumpkins, beautiful fall leaves, sweaters, and of course, cuddling up 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 Temple and the Lodge

From the authors of the international bestseller Holy Blood, Holy Grail, a history of the Freemasons from the Knights Templar to America’s founding fathers.

Note: From the authors of the  best-selling Holy Blood, Holy Grail comes a new edition of this exploration of the Templar/Freemason connection, with a new foreword by occult historian Mitch Horowitz. – Aaron Piccirillo

Publishing Date: 10/26/21

Written by: Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh

Read by: Rick Adamson

A Dog’s World: Imagining the Lives of Dogs in a World without Humans

From two of the world’s leading authorities on dogs, an imaginative journey into a future of dogs without people.

Note:  A thought-provoking look into what the world would be like for dogs if humans ceased to exist.  Challenging the notion that dogs would be helpless without their human counterparts, A Dog’s World enables us to understand these independent and remarkably intelligent animals on their own terms.- Scott Smith

Publishing Date:  10/26/2021

Written by:  Jessica Pierce and Marc Bekoff

Read by:  Karen White

The Lost Language

The quest to save the words of a dying language—and to find the words to save what may be a dying friendship—lies at the heart of this exquisite verse novel.

Note: A beautiful story in verse the whole family can enjoy and discuss together. Claudia Mills weaves deeper topics into this story about trying to save an endangered language. – Jannah McCowan

Publishing Date: Oct 26, 2021

Written by: Claudia Mills

Read by: Erin deWard

In a Book Club Far Away

From the author of Once Upon a Sunset and The Key to Happily Ever After comes a heartwarming and moving novel following three Army wives—estranged friends—who must overcome their differences when one of them is desperate for help.

Note: Fans of Jodi Picoult and Marci Bolden will love Tif Marcelo’s In a Book Club Far Away! Readers will be rooting for Regina, Adelaide, and Sophie as they confront past wrongs and rekindle their friendship.- Madeleine Collins

Publishing Date: 10/26/21

Written by: Tif Marcelo

Read by: Cassandra Campbell