Prepare Yourselves: Debates Are (Still) Coming

Audible's tweeps asked for recommendations in order to make sense of the debates. Here's what our social community manager came up with.

As Audible’s social community manager, I come across inspiring new ways our listeners use Audible all the time, but nothing made me chuckle more than the tweets we received after the first presidential debate. According to our Twitter feed, a bunch of our listeners took to their Audible app to rescue them from what they’d just experienced.

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Since we tuned in on September 26 in record-breaking numbers*, let’s take a moment to recover and prepare ourselves for the next presidential debate on October 9October 19 by listening to these nonfiction audiobooks.

*According to Nielsen, the 2016 presidential debate averaged a total of 84 million viewers across 13 of the TV channels that carried it live.

The Book of General Ignorance

If only the author would live-tweet the second presidential debate. Think of all the misinformation, misconceptions, and flawed facts that would get debunked! John Mitchinson, if you're reading this, please think about it. ;) #DebateDebunked

Hillbilly Elegy

I love a good authorator — an author who also narrates their book. Not everyone can pull it off, but former marine J. D. Vance does a fine job. Vance’s story of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town really opened my eyes (and ears) to America’s working class.

Head in the Cloud

Facts? Where we’re going we don’t need facts! Oh, wait … yes. Yes, we do.

Influence

Don't believe everything you hear. After listening to Cialdini's classic book on influence, you'll learn the psychology of why people say "yes," how to become a skilled persuader (just like our friends H and D), and how to defend yourself against one before hitting the polls in November.

The Like Switch

Former FBI Special Agent Jack Schafer shares his handbook filled with proven strategies on how to instantly read people, which will help answer those lingering questions of exactly how we got here.

The Book of General Ignorance

If only the author would live-tweet the second presidential debate. Think of all the misinformation, misconceptions, and flawed facts that would get debunked! John Mitchinson, if you're reading this, please think about it. ;) #DebateDebunked

Hillbilly Elegy

I love a good authorator — an author who also narrates their book. Not everyone can pull it off, but former marine J. D. Vance does a fine job. Vance’s story of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town really opened my eyes (and ears) to America’s working class.

Head in the Cloud

Facts? Where we’re going we don’t need facts! Oh, wait … yes. Yes, we do.

Influence

Don't believe everything you hear. After listening to Cialdini's classic book on influence, you'll learn the psychology of why people say "yes," how to become a skilled persuader (just like our friends H and D), and how to defend yourself against one before hitting the polls in November.

The Like Switch

Former FBI Special Agent Jack Schafer shares his handbook filled with proven strategies on how to instantly read people, which will help answer those lingering questions of exactly how we got here.

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