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Narrator: Simon Prebble
  • 1984
  • By: George Orwell
  • 10300 ratings
  • Narrator: Simon Prebble
  • Duration: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • George Orwell depicts a gray, totalitarian world dominated by Big Brother and its vast network of agents, including the Thought Police - a world in which news is manufactured according to the authorities' will and people live tepid lives by rote. Winston Smith, a hero with no heroic qualities, longs only for truth and decency. But living in a social system in which privacy does not exist and where those with unorthodox ideas are brainwashed or put to death, he knows there is no hope for him.
Narrator: Claire Danes
  • The Handmaid's Tale
  • By: Margaret Atwood
  • 11597 ratings
  • Narrator: Claire Danes
  • Duration: 11 hrs
  • Format: Unabridged
  • Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife. She may go out once a day to markets whose signs are now pictures because women are not allowed to read. She must pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, for in a time of declining birthrates her value lies in her fertility, and failure means exile to the dangerously polluted Colonies. Offred can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name....
Narrator: George Newbern
  • A Man Called Ove
  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • 33986 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: J. D. Vance
  • Hillbilly Elegy
  • By: J. D. Vance
  • 10165 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: Clare Corbett
  • The Girl on the Train
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • 116523 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: Neil Gaiman
  • Norse Mythology
  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • 1633 ratings
  • Narrator: Neil Gaiman
  • Duration: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people.
Narrator: Emily Woo Zeller
  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
  • By: Marie Kondo
  • 14509 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: Roger Wayne
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
  • By: Mark Manson
  • 14846 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: Robin Miles
  • Hidden Figures
  • By: Margot Lee Shetterly
  • 1229 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: Trevor Noah
  • Born a Crime
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • 21480 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: Ray Porter
  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • 16042 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: Ellen Archer
  • The Chemist
  • By: Stephenie Meyer
  • 8857 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: Jenna Lamia
  • The Help
  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • 33231 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: John Lee
  • The Pillars of the Earth
  • By: Ken Follett
  • 18262 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: David LeDoux
  • Water for Elephants
  • By: Sara Gruen
  • 18111 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: Jim Dale
  • The Night Circus
  • By: Erin Morgenstern
  • 13584 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: Kathe Mazur
  • Quiet
  • By: Susan Cain
  • 9600 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: Julia Whelan
  • Gone Girl
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • 41663 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: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Beautiful Ruins
  • By: Jess Walter
  • 9642 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: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Ender's Game
  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • 30076 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: Edward Herrmann
  • Unbroken
  • By: Laura Hillenbrand
  • 33529 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: Susan Lyons
  • Me Before You
  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • 27365 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: Rebecca Lowman
  • Eleanor & Park
  • By: Rainbow Rowell
  • 3904 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: Edward Herrmann
  • The Boys in the Boat
  • By: Daniel James Brown
  • 18682 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: Nick Offerman
  • Lincoln in the Bardo
  • By: George Saunders
  • 105 ratings
  • Narrator: Nick Offerman, David Sedaris, George Saunders, Carrie Brownstein, Miranda July, Lena Dunham, full cast
  • Duration: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • The long-awaited first novel from the author of Tenth of December: a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, living and dead, historical and invented. February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln's beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, lies upstairs in the White House, gravely ill.
Narrator: Jay Snyder
  • Gunmetal Gray
  • By: Mark Greaney
  • 295 ratings
  • Narrator: Jay Snyder
  • Duration: 16 hrs and 54 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • After five years on the run, Court Gentry is back on the inside at the CIA. But his first mission makes him wish he had stayed on the outs when a pair of Chinese agents try to take him down in Hong Kong. Normally the Chinese prefer to stay eyes-only on foreign agents. So why are they on such high alert? Court's high stakes hunt for answers takes him across Southeast Asia and leads to his old friend, Donald Fitzroy, who is being held hostage by the Chinese.
Narrator: MacLeod Andrews
  • Daughter of Dragons
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • 223 ratings
  • Narrator: MacLeod Andrews
  • Duration: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • The world of Dematr had been locked unchanging for centuries by the Great Guilds, most people living in a world of oil lamps, crossbows, and horse cavalry, the Mechanics reserving to themselves the technology for steam locomotives, rifles, and far-talkers while the Mages treated all others as if they were nothing - until Master Mechanic Mari, dragon slayer and pirate queen, and Master of Mages Alain raised the army of the new day to free their world.
Narrator: Kathleen Gati
  • We Were the Lucky Ones
  • By: Georgia Hunter
  • 13 ratings
  • Narrator: Kathleen Gati, Robert Fass
  • Duration: 15 hrs and 36 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • An extraordinary, propulsive novel based on the true story of a family of Polish Jews who are separated at the start of the Second World War, determined to survive - and to reunite.
Narrator: George Newbern
  • All That's Left to Tell
  • By: Daniel Lowe
  • 2 ratings
  • Narrator: George Newbern
  • Duration: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • Every night Marc Laurent, an American taken hostage in Pakistan, is bound and blindfolded. And every night a woman he knows only as Josephine visits his cell. At first, her questions are mercenary: is there anyone back home who will pay the ransom? But when Marc can offer no name, she asks him a question about his daughter that is even more terrifying than his captivity. And so begins a strange yet increasingly comforting ritual in which Josephine and Marc tell each other stories.
Narrator: Jorjeana Marie
  • We Are Okay
  • By: Nina LaCour
  • 6 ratings
  • Narrator: Jorjeana Marie
  • Duration: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • Marin hasn't spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend, Mabel. But even thousands of miles away from the California coast, at college in New York, Marin still feels the pull of the life and tragedy she's tried to outrun. Now, months later, alone in an emptied dorm for winter break, Marin waits. Mabel is coming to visit, and Marin will be forced to face everything that's been left unsaid and finally confront the loneliness that has made a home in her heart.
Narrator: Coleen Marlo
  • The Populist Explosion
  • By: John B. Judis
  • 13 ratings
  • Narrator: Coleen Marlo
  • Duration: 4 hrs and 46 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • What's happening in global politics? As if overnight, many Democrats revolted and passionately backed a socialist named Bernie Sanders; the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union; the vituperative billionaire Donald Trump became the presidential nominee of the Republican party; and a slew of rebellious parties continued to win elections in Switzerland, Norway, Italy, Austria, and Greece. John B. Judis, one of America's most respected political analysts, tells us why we need to learn about the populist movement.
Narrator: Stephen Bel Davies
  • Insomniac City
  • By: Bill Hayes
  • 2 ratings
  • Narrator: Stephen Bel Davies
  • Duration: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • Bill Hayes came to New York City in 2009 with a one-way ticket and only the vaguest idea of how he would get by. But, at 48 years old, having spent decades in San Francisco, he craved change. Grieving over the death of his partner, he quickly discovered the profound consolations of the city's incessant rhythms, the sight of the Empire State Building against the night sky, and New Yorkers themselves, kindred souls that Hayes, a lifelong insomniac, encountered on late-night strolls with his camera.
  • Welcome to the Universe
  • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, J. Richard Gott
  • 7 ratings
  • Narrator: Michael Butler Murray
  • Duration: 17 hrs and 56 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • Welcome to the Universe is a personal guided tour of the cosmos by three of today's leading astrophysicists. Inspired by the enormously popular introductory astronomy course that Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott taught together at Princeton, this book covers it all - from planets, stars, and galaxies to black holes, wormholes, and time travel.
Narrator: Tom Perkins
  • Cannibalism
  • By: Bill Schutt
  • 2 ratings
  • Narrator: Tom Perkins
  • Duration: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • Eating one's own kind is a completely natural behavior in thousands of species, including humans. Throughout history we have engaged in cannibalism for reasons related to famine, burial rites, and medicine. Cannibalism has also been used as a form of terrorism and as the ultimate expression of filial piety. With unexpected wit and a wealth of knowledge, Bill Schutt takes us on a tour of the field, exploring exciting new avenues of research and investigating questions like why so many fish eat their offspring and some amphibians consume their mothers' skin.
Narrator: Tiffany Dufu
  • Drop the Ball
  • By: Tiffany Dufu
  • 0 rating
  • Narrator: Tiffany Dufu
  • Duration: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • Once the poster girl for doing it all, after she had her first child, Tiffany Dufu struggled to accomplish everything she thought she needed to in order to succeed. Like so many driven and talented women who have been brought up to believe that to have it all they must do it all, Dufu began to feel that achieving her career and personal goals was an impossibility. Eventually she discovered the solution: letting go.
Narrator: Rory Feek
  • This Life I Live
  • By: Rory Feek
  • 75 ratings
  • Narrator: Rory Feek
  • Duration: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Format: Unabridged
  • The love story that captured a nation's heart. Joey and Rory Feek were enjoying a steadily growing fan base in country music when Joey was diagnosed unexpectedly with a rapidly spreading cancer. This vibrant and beautiful young woman would soon be on a unique journey for which no one is ever fully prepared. Her husband, Rory, and children, Heidi, Hopie, and Indiana, were beside her each step of the way.

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