History Winner: Get Well Soon

Get Well Soon was, pardon the pun, downright contagious among our editorial staff this year. One by one, we fell captive to Jennifer Wright’s infectious wit and fascinating storytelling. Combining history with science and biography, Wright traces the origins and eventual cure (or lack thereof) of seven major plagues throughout history; she presents an otherwise grim and morbid topic with humor, reverence, and style. This is one of those rare gems in the nonfiction genre that has the ability to hook diehard fiction listeners and history buffs alike—which, in our books, is the mark of a truly impressive achievement in narrative nonfiction. —Sam, Audible Editor