Christina worked as a literary agent before partnering with Audible in 1998 to establish the first — and to date only — imprint of digital-only audiobooks. After a stint at St. Martin's Press and Macmillan, Christina returned to audiobooks in 2009. She acquired Audie Award-winning audiobooks and was an executive producer of the audiobook that won a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Performance. Christina also leads Women@Audible, a peer-to-peer mentoring group. She feels fortunate to have a career where her stock-in-trade is connecting people with stories.
In a unique all-star collaboration, legendary songwriter Paul Simon spends quality time with best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell and music journalist Bruce Headlam to explore what the history of Paul’s songs says about the art of songwriting.
We live in a new golden age of titles by authors—often professors, often women, often intersectional—who draw upon both personal history and primary sources explicitly to address the question: “What next?” I am personally grateful for the energy and clarity of many of these works, and I set about gathering the best, most inspiring examples. But, reader, to trim and shape this list was one of the hardest curatorial tasks of my career, so I narrowed it down to books published (in audio!) since the beginning of 2020!
The future of better infrastructure is ours to build.
From Ulysses S. Grant to Juneteenth, Sylvia Plath to James Baldwin, here are biographies that make you think again about famous historical events and trailblazers.
The world’s most famous detective almost didn’t survive the 19th century! Thanks to fans, Sherlock Holmes inspired a rich universe of retellings and spin-offs. Start here to understand the Sherlock Holmes canon and fandom.
Books by and about some of the world's most inspiring women, in a range of occupations from athlete to soldier to mother to president. They're introduced by Audible's own Christina Harcar, who leads our peer-mentoring group Women@Audible.
Debut author Sanjena Sathian begins with a story about two Indian American aspirational gold thieves and ends with the acknowledgment of the inner search for home in all of us.
The renowned comedian and voice actor invites us to experience her life, from her time as a member of the original 'SNL' cast in 1970s New York City, to her addiction, recovery, and reinvention in 'May You Live in Interesting Times.'
Best-selling author and journalist Jonathan Alter analyzes the life and actions of Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States and Nobel Prize-winning humanitarian.
Malcolm Gladwell once said that he drinks only milk, water, tea, and coffee; therefore, I have something in common with him…in the day-to-day. Nevertheless, I have been known to sample beer, wine, soda, and distilled spirits on occasion, too; anything I’ve ever poured into a glass inspired this list of listens. Here are some of my favorite titles, each of which mentions a libation (even though the story itself might not be about that beverage!). In other words, the list below encompasses great narrations of unpausable stories, all nonfiction, though not all necessarily history. I hope my choices leave you shaken *and* stirred!
The esteemed author shares how her latest novel, 'The Mirror and the Light,' completes her series on Thomas Cromwell and how actor Ben Miles evolved beyond stage portrayal to become a trusted collaborator.
In his latest book, 'Til Murder Do Us Part', author, narrator, and journalist Bryan Burrough explores a notorious unsolved case in New Jersey with special significance to editor Christina Harcar. (Bonus: spoilers available within.)