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Audie Awards 2013: Nonfiction


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  • Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Florence Williams
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (150)
    Performance
    (135)
    Story
    (138)

    In this informative and highly entertaining account, intrepid science reporter Florence Williams sets out to uncover the latest scientific findings from the fields of anthropology, biology, and medicine. Her investigation follows the life cycle of the breast from puberty to pregnancy to menopause, taking her from a plastic surgeon's office, where she learns about the importance of cup size in Texas, to the laboratory, where she discovers the presence of environmental toxins in her own breast milk.

    Steve from MD says: "Lacking Research"

    WINNER!
  • Sex and God at Yale: Porn, Political Correctness, and a Good Education Gone Bad

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Nathan Harden
    • Narrated By Scott Aiello
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    To glimpse America’s future, one needs to look no further than its college campuses. Of those institutions, none holds more clout than Yale University, the hallowed “cradle of presidents”. In Sex and God at Yale, recent graduate Nathan Harden undresses perversity among the Ivy and ideology gone wild as the upper echelon of academia is mired in nothing less than a full-fledged moral crisis.

    Jennifer says: "Somewhat Disappointing"
  • The Crisis of Zionism

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Peter Beinart
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (29)

    A dramatic shift is taking place in Israel and America. In Israel, the deepening occupation of the West Bank is putting Israeli democracy at risk. In the United States, the refusal of major Jewish organizations to defend democracy in the Jewish state is alienating many young liberal Jews from Zionism itself. In the next generation, the liberal Zionist dream - the dream of a state that safeguards the Jewish people and cherishes democratic ideals - may die.

    Bakunin says: "Solid overview of challenges to peace"
  • Love Is the Cure: On Life, Loss, and the End of AIDS

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Elton John
    • Narrated By Elton John
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (73)

    In the 1980s, Elton John saw friend after friend, loved one after loved one, perish needlessly from AIDS. In the midst of the plague, he befriended Ryan White, a young Indiana boy ostracized by his town and his school because of the HIV infection he had contracted from a blood transfusion. Ryan's inspiring life and devastating death led Elton to two realizations: His own life was a mess. And he had to do something to help stop the AIDS crisis. Since then, Elton has dedicated himself to overcoming the plague.

    jeff says: "Inspiring book"
  • Cemetery John: The Undiscovered Mastermind Behind the Lindbergh Kidnapping

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Robert Zorn
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (33)

    For 75 years, the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh's infant son has gone unsolved. Evidence, opinion, and logic have discredited the notion that Bruno Richard Hauptmann - electrocuted in 1936 - acted alone. In this meticulous and authoritative account of the crime, the trial, and the times of the Lindbergh kidnapping, Robert Zorn clears away decades of ungrounded speculation surrounding the case. Zorn has written a shocking and captivating account of the crime and the original "Trial of the Century".

    MJ says: "Great listen!!"
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