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Narrator: Trevor Noah
  • Born a Crime
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • 13644 ratings
  • Narrator: Trevor Noah
  • Duration: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.
Narrator: Roger Wayne
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
  • By: Mark Manson
  • 9912 ratings
  • Narrator: Roger Wayne
  • Duration: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.
Narrator: Ray Porter
  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • 11494 ratings
  • Narrator: Ray Porter
  • Duration: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.
Narrator: Robin Miles
  • Hidden Figures
  • By: Margot Lee Shetterly
  • 503 ratings
  • Narrator: Robin Miles
  • Duration: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets and astronauts into space. Among these problem solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation.
Narrator: Ellen Archer
  • The Chemist
  • By: Stephenie Meyer
  • 4531 ratings
  • Narrator: Ellen Archer
  • Duration: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Format: Unabridged
  • She used to work for the US government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning. Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They've killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.
Narrator: Clare Corbett
  • The Girl on the Train
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • 113539 ratings
  • Narrator: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Duration: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.
Narrator: George Newbern
  • A Man Called Ove
  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • 30412 ratings
  • Narrator: George Newbern
  • Duration: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.
Narrator: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • The Undoing Project
  • By: Michael Lewis
  • 1701 ratings
  • Narrator: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Duration: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • Forty years ago Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original studies undoing our assumptions about the decision-making process. Their papers showed the ways in which the human mind erred systematically when forced to make judgments about uncertain situations. Their work created the field of behavioral economics, revolutionized Big Data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine, led to a new approach to government regulation, and made Michael Lewis' work possible.
Narrator: Andrew MacMillan
  • How to Win Friends & Influence People
  • By: Dale Carnegie
  • 27172 ratings
  • Narrator: Andrew MacMillan
  • Duration: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!
Narrator: Emily Woo Zeller
  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
  • By: Marie Kondo
  • 13972 ratings
  • Narrator: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Duration: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you'll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever.
Narrator: Jim Dale
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Book 1
  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • 30266 ratings
  • Narrator: Jim Dale
  • Duration: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!
Narrator: J. D. Vance
  • Hillbilly Elegy
  • By: J. D. Vance
  • 7381 ratings
  • Narrator: J. D. Vance
  • Duration: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis - that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over 40 years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.
Narrator: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Beautiful Ruins
  • By: Jess Walter
  • 9564 ratings
  • Narrator: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Duration: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying. And the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot - searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.
Narrator: Kathe Mazur
  • Quiet
  • By: Susan Cain
  • 9390 ratings
  • Narrator: Kathe Mazur
  • Duration: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh’s sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer.
Narrator: Edward Herrmann
  • Unbroken
  • By: Laura Hillenbrand
  • 33162 ratings
  • Narrator: Edward Herrmann
  • Duration: 14 hrs
  • Format: Unabridged
  • Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.....
Narrator: Jim Dale
  • The Night Circus
  • By: Erin Morgenstern
  • 13302 ratings
  • Narrator: Jim Dale
  • Duration: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.
Narrator: Edward Herrmann
  • The Boys in the Boat
  • By: Daniel James Brown
  • 18191 ratings
  • Narrator: Edward Herrmann
  • Duration: 14 hrs and 30 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.
Narrator: Jenna Lamia
  • The Help
  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • 32995 ratings
  • Narrator: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, Cassandra Campbell
  • Duration: 18 hrs and 19 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.
Narrator: David LeDoux
  • Water for Elephants
  • By: Sara Gruen
  • 17986 ratings
  • Narrator: David LeDoux, John Randolph Jones
  • Duration: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • Why we think it’s a great listen: Some books are meant to be read; others are meant to be heard – Water for Elephants falls into the second group, and is one of the best examples we have of how a powerful performance enhances a great story. Nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. It's the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.
Narrator: Susan Lyons
  • Me Before You
  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • 27000 ratings
  • Narrator: Susan Lyons, Anna Bentink, Steven Crossley, Alex Tregear, Andrew Wincott, Owen Lindsay
  • Duration: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life - steady boyfriend, close family - who has never been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life - big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel - and now he's pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy - but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected.
Narrator: John Lee
  • The Pillars of the Earth
  • By: Ken Follett
  • 18051 ratings
  • Narrator: John Lee
  • Duration: 40 hrs and 54 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • Why we think it’s a great listen: Got 40 hours to kill? You’ll find the time when you start listening to Lee’s take on Follett’s epic – and widely celebrated – novel of 12th-century England. The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known...of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul...and of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame....
Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Ender's Game
  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • 29782 ratings
  • Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
  • Duration: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.
Narrator: Julia Whelan
  • Gone Girl
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • 41202 ratings
  • Narrator: Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
  • Duration: 19 hrs and 11 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?
Narrator: Rebecca Lowman
  • Eleanor & Park
  • By: Rainbow Rowell
  • 3818 ratings
  • Narrator: Rebecca Lowman, Sunil Malhotra
  • Duration: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • Set over the course of one school year, in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits - smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love - and just how hard it pulled you under.
Narrator: Henry Strozier
  • Ring of Fire
  • By: Brad Taylor
  • 50 ratings
  • Narrator: Henry Strozier, Rich Orlow
  • Duration: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • Fifteen years ago, in order to win a contract in the kingdom, a desperate defense contractor used a shell company to provide a bribe to a wealthy Saudi businessman. Now a powerful player in the defense industry, he panics when the Panama Papers burst onto the public scene. Providing insight into the illicit deeds of offshore financing, they could prove to be his undoing.
Narrator: Danny Campbell
  • Furious George
  • By: George Karl, Curt Sampson
  • 12 ratings
  • Narrator: Danny Campbell
  • Duration: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • A man of deep passion and intensity, George Karl earned his bad boy reputation while playing at the University of North Carolina, a rap that continued through the five years he spent with the San Antonio Spurs - and long after he stopped playing. Karl's beery nights, fistfights, and barking followed him into a 35-year coaching career. In a game defined by big stakes and bigger egos, rabid fans and an unforgiving media, Karl was hired and fired a dozen times.
Narrator: Eva Kaminsky
  • Her Every Fear
  • By: Peter Swanson
  • 40 ratings
  • Narrator: Eva Kaminsky
  • Duration: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • Growing up, Kate Priddy was always a bit neurotic, experiencing momentary bouts of anxiety that exploded into full-blown panic attacks after an ex-boyfriend kidnapped her and nearly ended her life. When Corbin Dell, a distant cousin in Boston, suggests the two temporarily swap apartments, Kate, an art student in London, agrees, hoping that time away in a new place will help her overcome the recent wreckage of her life. But soon after her arrival at Corbin's grand apartment on Beacon Hill, Kate makes a shocking discovery.
Narrator: Steven Shanahan
  • The Dry
  • By: Jane Harper
  • 85 ratings
  • Narrator: Steven Shanahan
  • Duration: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • After getting a note demanding his presence, Federal Agent Aaron Falk arrives in his hometown for the first time in decades to attend the funeral of his best friend, Luke. Twenty years ago, when Falk was accused of murder, Luke was his alibi. Falk and his father fled under a cloud of suspicion, saved from prosecution only because of Luke's steadfast claim that the boys had been together at the time of the crime. But now more than one person knows they didn't tell the truth back then, and Luke is dead.
Narrator: Arden Hammersmith
  • The Valley of the Gods
  • By: Alexandra Wolfe
  • 1 rating
  • Narrator: Arden Hammersmith
  • Duration: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • Each year, young people from around the world go to Silicon Valley to hatch an idea, start a company, strike it rich, and become powerful and famous. In The Valley of the Gods, Wolfe follows three of these upstarts who have "stopped out" of college and real life to live and work in Silicon Valley in the hopes of becoming the next Mark Zuckerberg or Elon Musk. No one has yet documented the battle for the brightest kids, kids whose goals are no less than making billions of dollars - and the fight they wage in turn to make it there.
Narrator: Soneela Nankani
  • Lucky Boy
  • By: Shanthi Sekaran
  • 1 rating
  • Narrator: Soneela Nankani, Roxana Ortega
  • Duration: 16 hrs and 40 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • Solimar Castro Valdez is 18 and drunk on optimism when she embarks on a perilous journey across the US-Mexican border. Weeks later she arrives on her cousin's doorstep in Berkeley, California, dazed by first love found then lost - and pregnant. This was not the plan. But amid the uncertainty of new motherhood and her American identity, Soli learns that when you have just one precious possession, you guard it with your life. For Soli, motherhood becomes her dwelling and the boy at her breast her hearth.
Narrator: Clinton Kelly
  • I Hate Everyone, Except You
  • By: Clinton Kelly
  • 19 ratings
  • Narrator: Clinton Kelly
  • Duration: 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore unknown secrets about himself, like that he's a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey's premier water parks, and perhaps the world's least enthused high school commencement speaker.
Narrator: January LaVoy
  • My Life, My Love, My Legacy
  • By: Coretta Scott King, Barbara Reynolds
  • 1 rating
  • Narrator: January LaVoy, Phylicia Rashad
  • Duration: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • The life story of Coretta Scott King - wife of Martin Luther King Jr., founder of the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, and singular 20th-century American civil rights activist - as told fully for the first time, toward the end of her life, to one of her closest friends.
Narrator: Ayelet Waldman
  • A Really Good Day
  • By: Ayelet Waldman
  • 11 ratings
  • Narrator: Ayelet Waldman
  • Duration: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • When a small vial arrives in her mailbox from "Lewis Carroll", Ayelet Waldman is at a low point. Her mood storms have become intolerably severe; she has tried nearly every medication possible; her husband and children are suffering with her. So she opens the vial, places two drops on her tongue, and joins the ranks of an underground but increasingly vocal group of scientists and civilians successfully using therapeutic microdoses of LSD.
Narrator: Kathleen Gati
  • The Bear and the Nightingale
  • By: Katherine Arden
  • 19 ratings
  • Narrator: Kathleen Gati
  • Duration: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year, and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn't mind - she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse's fairy tales. Above all, she loves the chilling story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon who appears in the frigid night to claim unwary souls. Wise Russians fear him, her nurse says, and honor the spirits of house and yard and forest that protect their homes from evil.
Narrator: Mozhan Marno
  • The Power of Meaning
  • By: Emily Esfahani Smith
  • 7 ratings
  • Narrator: Mozhan Marno
  • Duration: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • This wise, stirring book argues that the search for meaning can immeasurably deepen our lives and is far more fulfilling than the pursuit of personal happiness. There is a myth in our culture that the search for meaning is some esoteric pursuit - that you have to travel to a distant monastery or page through dusty volumes to figure out life's great secret. The truth is, there are untapped sources of meaning all around us - right here, right now.
Narrator: Cady McClain
  • The Sleepwalker
  • By: Chris Bohjalian
  • 23 ratings
  • Narrator: Cady McClain, Grace Experience
  • Duration: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • When Annalee Ahlberg goes missing, her children fear the worst. Annalee is a sleepwalker whose affliction manifests in ways both bizarre and devastating. Once, she merely destroyed the hydrangeas in front of her Vermont home. More terrifying was the night her older daughter, Lianna, pulled her back from the precipice of the Gale River Bridge.
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