No year has hungered for women's voices—and the extraordinary stories they have to tell—quite like 2018. From audacious suffragettes and historic pioneers to today's fourth-wave feminists and activists, the breadth of the female experience, intellect, and ambition is on rich display in these essential audiobooks. These are our picks for Women's History Month—we hope you’ll enjoy them as much as we do.—Kat, Audible Editor

Our Favorite Author-Read Memoirs

"Mine is not a success story. Mine is, simply, a true story."
"I was not prepared for the revolution underway."
"Don’t waste your energy trying to educate or change opinions—go over, under, through!"
"I have been admonished for being too feminine, and I have been distrusted for being too masculine."
"She loved me, but she didn't like me. I think it was because I reminded her of my father."
"We need our politics to resemble our people."

  • Hunger
  • "Mine is not a success story. Mine is, simply, a true story."
  • Just Kids
  • "I was not prepared for the revolution underway."
  • Bossypants
  • "Don’t waste your energy trying to educate or change opinions—go over, under, through!"
  • Lab Girl
  • "I have been admonished for being too feminine, and I have been distrusted for being too masculine."
  • The Last Black Unicorn
  • "She loved me, but she didn't like me. I think it was because I reminded her of my father."
  • What Happened
  • "We need our politics to resemble our people."

Our Allies: Men at Audible Share Their Favorite Feminist Listens

Men Explain Things to Me By: Rebecca Solnit
“"Solnit tackles some of the more difficult to hear reasons as to why feminism has been, and will continue to be, one of the most important movements of our time. This should be required reading for ALL men."—Kyle, Audible editor
Half of a Yellow Sun By: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
“"Although patriarchal struggles are not the main conflict, this listen features empowered women amidst racial conflict and civil war in 1960s Nigeria—showcasing Adichie’s own argument that we should all be feminists."—Michael C., Audible editor
The Argonauts By: Maggie Nelson
“"Nelson’s theoretical knowledge and academic background underline her meditative memoir—but they never weigh it down. This soothing performance impresses on a cerebral and, even more so, an emotional level."—Michael D., Audible editor