I remember the exact moment I fell in love with audiobooks.

I was driving on the highway in winter, listening to Patti Smith read her award-winning memoir, Just Kids, and I felt like she was right there in the car with me. I repeat: it’s like I was on a road trip with actual punk icon Patti Smith (!). There’s something so intimate and relatable about hearing someone tell you their own story in their own voice, and I’ve been totally hooked on audio memoirs ever since. These 100 unforgettable memoirs are all read by the authors themselves. Did I miss any of your favorites? Tweet me at @Rach_Smalls and let me know what I should listen to next. -- Rachel, Audible Editor
    • Every Little Step

    • My Story
    • By: Bobby Brown
    • Narrated by: Bobby Brown, Lisa Renee Pitts, T. J. Storm
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 889
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 776
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 778

    In Every Little Step, Brown will for the first time tell the full story of his life and set the record straight, particularly about his relationship with Whitney Houston....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • FINALLY...

    • By Orsayor Simmons on 06-17-16
    • My Story
    • By: Bobby Brown
    • Narrated by: Bobby Brown, Lisa Renee Pitts, T. J. Storm
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Release date: 06-13-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 889 ratings
    • A Controversial "Bad Boy"
    • The controversial “bad boy” of R&B finally tells his own side of the story — from New Edition’s breakup to his high-profile marriage to Whitney Houston, and beyond. Through raw pain and incredible loss, he also acknowledges the incredible blessings of his life.

    Regular price: $27.37

    • Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl

    • A Memoir
    • By: Carrie Brownstein
    • Narrated by: Carrie Brownstein
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,402
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,302
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,293

    From the guitarist of the pioneering band Sleater-Kinney, a candid, funny, and deeply personal look at making a life - and finding yourself - in music....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • fussy

    • By Ex on 01-09-16
    • A Memoir
    • By: Carrie Brownstein
    • Narrated by: Carrie Brownstein
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Release date: 10-27-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,402 ratings
    • Taking On the Entertainment Industry
    • The creative legend talks about her childhood with emotionally distant parents and how she’s spent her career — from feminist punk band Sleater-Kinney to TV comedy Portlandia — challenging the entertainment industry’s sexist double standards.

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Most Beautiful

    • My Life with Prince
    • By: Mayte Garcia
    • Narrated by: Mayte Garcia
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,612
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,466
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,464

    In The Most Beautiful, a title inspired by the hit song Prince wrote about their legendary love story, Mayte Garcia for the first time shares the deeply personal story of their relationship....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • BOTH HEART WRENCHING AND WARMING! LOVED IT!!!!!

    • By Annie The Audible Addict!!! on 04-07-17
    • My Life with Prince
    • By: Mayte Garcia
    • Narrated by: Mayte Garcia
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Release date: 04-04-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,612 ratings
    • A Legendary Love Story
    • Prince’s first wife shares their legendary love story. Although their marriage didn’t endure, their deep bond did. This is a deeply nuanced portrait of an accomplished dancer and her relationship with an enigmatic, beloved musician.

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Crazy Brave

    • A Memoir
    • By: Joy Harjo
    • Narrated by: Joy Harjo
    • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    In this transcendent memoir, grounded in tribal myth and ancestry, music and poetry, Joy Harjo, one of our leading Native American voices, details her journey to becoming a poet....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Kudos to Susan Harjo!

    • By Diana G-A on 06-11-18
    • A Memoir
    • By: Joy Harjo
    • Narrated by: Joy Harjo
    • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
    • Release date: 01-28-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 109 ratings
    • A Poet's Spiritual Journey
    • Joy Harjo attended an Indian arts boarding school to escape her abusive stepfather. Here, she chronicles her spiritual journey from young single mother to award-winning poet and musician.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • My Voice

    • A Memoir
    • By: Angie Martinez, J. Cole - foreword
    • Narrated by: Angie Martinez
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,401
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,250
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,242

    Angie Martinez is the "Voice of New York". Now, for the first time, she candidly recounts the story of her rise to become an internationally celebrated hip-hop radio icon....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • inspirational!

    • By Candi M. Griffinjenkins on 02-01-18
    • A Memoir
    • By: Angie Martinez, J. Cole - foreword
    • Narrated by: Angie Martinez
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 09-13-16
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1,401 ratings
    • The Voice That Launched Legends
    • When she was just 25, radio DJ Angie Martinez spoke with Tupac in what would be his last interview. Today, she’s one of the most powerful voices on radio. Here, she talks about her journey and helping launch legends like Barack Obama, Mary J. Blige, and Jay Z.

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Love Is a Mix Tape

    • Life and Love, One Song at a Time
    • By: Rob Sheffield
    • Narrated by: Rob Sheffield
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 191
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 120

    The troubadours of our times agree that they want to know what love is, and they want you to show them. But the answer is simple: love is a mix tape....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A sad story in a happy wrapper.

    • By Natalia on 04-08-10
    • Life and Love, One Song at a Time
    • By: Rob Sheffield
    • Narrated by: Rob Sheffield
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Release date: 12-13-06
    • 4 out of 5 stars 191 ratings
    • Grieving Through Pop Music
    • I sobbed through this one. The Rolling Stone editor lost his wife suddenly at the age of 31 when she suffered a pulmonary embolism. Here, he turns to pop music hits by Debbie Harry, TLC, Nirvana, Missy Elliott, and more, as lenses through which to process his grief.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Just Kids

    • By: Patti Smith
    • Narrated by: Patti Smith
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,960
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,656
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,640

    Just Kids begins as a love story and ends as an elegy....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Overrated

    • By Stan on 04-28-13
    • By: Patti Smith
    • Narrated by: Patti Smith
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Release date: 07-26-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2,960 ratings
    • A Punk Legend
    • From her blue collar Catholic childhood to living as a starving artist with Robert Mapplethorp in the Hotel Chelsea, the punk legend captures the spirit of New York’s 1970s and ‘80s art scene — including heartbreaking memories of the AIDS epidemic.

    Regular price: $30.79