Grammy Awards
Presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States, the Grammy Awards honor outstanding achievement in the recording industry.
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  • Society's Child: My Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Janis Ian
    • Narrated By Janis Ian
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (488)
    Performance
    (452)
    Story
    (452)

    Janis Ian was catapulted into the spotlight in 1966 at the age of 15, when her soul-wrenching song "Society's Child" became a hit. But this was only the beginning of a long and illustrious career. In Society's Child, Janis Ian provides a relentlessly honest account of the successes and failures - and the hopes and dreams - of an extraordinary life.

    Pamela J says: "I know why this won the grammy"
    Grammy Award Winner, Best Spoken Word Album, 2013
  • If You Ask Me

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Betty White
    • Narrated By Betty White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (427)
    Performance
    (351)
    Story
    (349)

    It-girl Betty White delivers a hilarious, slyly profound take on love, life, celebrity, and everything in between. Drawing from a lifetime of lessons learned, seven-time Emmy winner Betty White's wit and wisdom take center stage as she tackles topics like friendship, romantic love, aging, television, fans, love for animals, and the brave new world of celebrity. If You Ask Me mixes her thoughtful observations with humorous stories from a seven- decade career in Hollywood. Longtime fans and new fans alike will relish Betty's candid take on everything....

    Lizz says: "I'd ask Betty!"
    Grammy Award Winner, Best Spoken Word Album, 2011 and 2012
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Audiobook): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Jon Stewart
    • Narrated By Jon Stewart, Samantha Bee, Wyatt Cenac, and others
    Overall
    (1947)
    Performance
    (1002)
    Story
    (999)

    Where do we come from? Who created us? Why are we here? These questions have puzzled us since the dawn of time, but when it became apparent to Jon Stewart and the writers of The Daily Show that the world was about to end, they embarked on a massive mission to write a book that summed up the human race: What we looked like; what we accomplished; our achievements in society, government, religion, science, and culture - all in a lavishly produced audiobook.

    Lee says: "Good book, not great. But let me explain."
    Grammy Award Winner, Best Spoken Word Album, 2010
  • Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Michael J. Fox
    • Narrated By Michael J. Fox
    Overall
    (283)
    Performance
    (129)
    Story
    (129)

    Always Looking Up is a memoir of Michael's past decade, told through the critical themes of his life: work, politics, faith, and family. The book is a journey of self-discovery and reinvention, and a testament to the consolations that protect him from the ravages of Parkinson's. With the humor and wit that captivated fans in his first book, Lucky Man, Michael describes how he became a happier, more satisfied person by recognizing the gifts of everyday life.

    Gerald says: "Great listen and very inspirational."
    Grammy Award Winner, Best Spoken Word Album, 2009
  • An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Al Gore
    • Narrated By Beau Bridges, Cynthia Nixon, Blair Underwood
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (18)

    "The climate crisis may at times appear to be happening slowly, but in fact it is happening very quickly - and has become a true planetary emergency....[I]nconvenient truths do not go away just because they are not seen. Indeed, when they are not responded to, their significance doesn't diminish; it grows." -Al Gore

    Grammy Award Winner, Best Spoken Word Album, 2008
  • The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Barack Obama
    • Narrated By Barack Obama
    Overall
    (2451)
    Performance
    (501)
    Story
    (500)

    In July 2004, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. Now, in The Audacity of Hope, Senator Obama calls for a different brand of politics: a politics for those weary of bitter partisanship and alienated by the "endless clash of armies" we see in Congress and on the campaign trail; a politics rooted in the faith, inclusiveness, and nobility of spirit at the heart of "our improbable experiment in democracy".

    Ronald says: "Barack Obama is an inspirng speaker"
    Grammy Award Winner, Best Spoken Word Album, 2007
  • Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Jimmy Carter
    • Narrated By Jimmy Carter
    Overall
    (519)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (51)

    In Our Endangered Values, Carter offers a personal consideration of "moral values" as they relate to the important issues of the day. He puts forward a passionate defense of separation of church and state, and a strong warning of where the country is heading as the lines between politics and rigid religious fundamentalism are blurred.

    Vicki says: "Very interesting"
    Grammy Award Winner, Best Spoken Word Album, 2006
  • Before We Met: An Unabridged Selection from With Ossie and Ruby

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee
    • Narrated By Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee are legendary stars of the American stage, television, and film, cherished not merely for their gifts as actors but also for their lifelong commitment to human rights, family values, and community. Now, in a joint memoir that celebrates half a century of successful marriage, they look back on the extraordinary careers that earned each a Presidential Medal for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts.

    Grammy Award Winner, Best Spoken Word Album, 2006
  • Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Barack Obama
    • Narrated By Barack Obama
    Overall
    (1719)
    Performance
    (456)
    Story
    (461)

    In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father, a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man, has been killed in a car accident.

    Kathryn says: "A wonderful, insightful, non-political story"
    Grammy Award Winner, Best Spoken Word Album, 2005
  • My Life

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Bill Clinton
    • Narrated By Bill Clinton
    Overall
    (1716)
    Performance
    (264)
    Story
    (262)

    President Bill Clinton's My Life is the strikingly candid portrait of a global leader who decided early in life to devote his intellectual and political gifts, and his extraordinary capacity for hard work, to serving the public. It is the fullest, most concretely detailed, most nuanced account of a presidency ever written, and a testament to the positive impact on America and on the world of his work and his ideals.

    Drayton says: "Less than I expected"
    Grammy Award Winner, Best Spoken Word Album, 2004
  • Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Al Franken
    • Narrated By Al Franken
    Overall
    (2087)
    Performance
    (321)
    Story
    (332)

    Finding logical inconsistencies, factual errors, and doublespeak wherever he looks, Al Franken takes on and destroys the myth of liberal bias in the media, hoists the Bush White House on its own rhetorical petard, and punctures the mean-spirited sanctimony of such media darlings as Ann Coulter and Bill O'Reilly. Timely, provocative, unfailingly honest, and always uproarious, Lies is sure to raise hackles and spark hilarity inside the Beltway and from sea to shining sea.

    Peter says: "Franken's One Sided View"
    Grammy Award Winner, Best Spoken Word Album, 2003
  • A Song Flung Up to Heaven

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Maya Angelou
    • Narrated By Maya Angelou
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (119)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (35)

    This is the next installment in a six volume autobiography that began more than thirty years ago with the appearance of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. In A Song Flung Up to Heaven Maya Angelou describes her poignant encounters with Martin Luther King, Jr.; her work with the civil rights movement; and witnessing the Watts riots. Battered by the loss of revered black leaders, it takes writer James Baldwin to finally force her out of isolation with a dinner party that inspired her to write.

    Cecil says: "Being there is part of the strength of this book."
    Grammy Award Winner, Best Spoken Word Album, 2002
  • Brain Droppings

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By George Carlin
    • Narrated By George Carlin
    Overall
    (263)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (56)

    Grammy Winner for Best Spoken Comedy Album
    Performed by George Carlin himself, and filled with thoughts, musings, questions, lists, beliefs, curiosities, monologues, assertions, assumptions, and other verbal ordeals, Brain Droppings is infectiously funny.

    New! Don't miss our AudibleComedy combo, featuring original humor from standups Greg Proops and Steve Marmel.

    Ray says: "Interesting"
    Grammy Award Winner, Best Spoken Word Album for Comedy, 2000
  • The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Sidney Poitier
    • Narrated By Sidney Poitier
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (466)
    Performance
    (142)
    Story
    (142)

    In this luminous memoir, a true American icon looks back on his celebrated life and career. His body of work is arguably the most morally significant in cinematic history, and the power and influence of that work are indicative of the character of the man behind the many storied roles. Sidney Poitier here explores these elements of character and personal values to take his own measure: as a man, as a husband and a father, and as an actor.

    A User says: "bravo!!!"
    Grammy Award Winner, Best Spoken Word Album, 2000
  • The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By (edited by Clayborne Carson)
    • Narrated By Levar Burton
    Overall
    (204)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (76)

    He was a husband, a father, a preacher - and the preeminent leader of a movement that continues to transform America and the world. Now, in a special program commissioned and authorized by his family, here is the life and times of Martin Luther King, Jr. Featuring King's I Have a Dream Speech.

    John-Mark Stensvaag says: "A Fascinating Slice of History"
    Grammy Award Winner, Best Spoken Word Album, 1999
  • It Takes a Village

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Hillary Rodham Clinton
    • Narrated By Hillary Rodham Clinton
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    A decade ago, then First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton chronicled her quest, both deeply personal and, in the truest sense, public, to help make our society into the kind of "village" that enables children to become smart, able, resilient adults. For more than 35 years, Senator Clinton has made children her passion and her cause.

    K. V. says: "Too robotic to be a grammy award winner"
    Grammy Award Winner, Best Spoken Word Album, 1996
  • Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Al Franken
    • Narrated By Al Franken
    Overall
    (357)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (52)

    Fed up with the Republican Right? Then you'll love Al Franken's scathingly hilarious look at America's largest talk show host and his conservative cronies. Funny yet uncompromisingly fair, Franken tackles the issues - and the politicians - in ways few have dared.

    R. Hill says: "Give us the rest of it"
    Grammy Award Winner, Best Spoken Comedy Album, 1996
  • Crank(y) Calls

    • ORIGINAL (47 mins)
    • By Jonathan Winters
    • Narrated By Jonathan Winters
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (10)

    This recording - clearly made before the days of caller ID - is made up of actual phone messages left by Jonathan Winters on his friend's answering machine. The result is a tribute to comedy's brightest mind at his improvisational best.

    Listen to Winters on RobinWilliams @ audible.com.

    Riaan Eloff says: "Utterly disappointed"
    Grammy Award Winner, Best Spoken Comedy Album, 1995
  • Jammin' in New York

    • ORIGINAL (56 mins)
    • By George Carlin
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (15)

    George Carlin's eighth HBO special, taped on April 24 and 25, 1992, at the Paramount Theater, on the grounds of Madison Square Garden in New York City. Topics include the recently ended Persian Gulf War, similarities and differences among average Americans, language used at airports and more.

    J. Miller says: "Nothing new here."
    Grammy Award Winner, Best Spoken Comedy Album, 1993
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